How Past Affect Present

Y’all, I’m thrilled to announce a happy accident that happened to me recently. Let me start from the beginning. I was discussing with blog member, Pamela Oakes, how terrible my sun damaged arms are. I call it “old lady skin” because it looks like the skin of some of my patients 80 years old or more! Big purple splotches. Paper thin and therefore easily torn. Yuck. She told me to start taking Pine Bark Extract so I did. I started out with one twice a day and noticed an improvement, but still, I could see the nastiness that I had sadly become accustomed to. So, I started taking one in the morning and two at night and, problem solved. In my research, I discovered that it works by, in simplest terms, fortifying the collagen matrix just beneath the skin. Age and sun pretty much destroys it, hence thin skin, tearing, wrinkles and blotches. 

A few weeks later, people were telling me my face looked younger. A look in the mirror told me my fine wrinkles and lines were gone. Obviously, the collagen matrix builds up underneath all parts of the epidermis so yay, a bonus! My daughter, Michelle, was so impressed by the glowiness  (Yes, I make up words. Sue me.) and smoothness of my skin that she started taking it to. Whatever fine lines she had disappeared, too! I’m not telling you to try it. That’s up to you and your doctor, but I just wanted to share my vanity wrapped joy with you.

Now for a Best of Erik!

Me: Is it true that certain difficulties that one faces on Earth are results of acts that are committed or omitted in a previous incarnation? I know we’ve answered this in the past, but we have so many new blog members, so… Some people don’t go through the archives, but they should, because there’s such a wealth of information there. But that’s okay. That’s okay.

Erik: Wait, ask it again?

I do so.

Erik: Yeah, often, but not 10%. We can create and destroy energetic patterns for ourselves in the current life. So, how to sift through that bullshit—

Jamie (to Erik): What bullshit? (pause) Identifying? Oh. How to identify if it’s current life or other lifetimes, because it could be future or past, but we all know it’s happening at the same time?

Erik (in mock condescension): Yeeess.

Jamie giggles.

Erik: So, how to sift through that bullshit and identifying where the root cause is of the pattern you’re carrying.

Me: Uh huh.

Erik: Be it emotional, physical, logical—

Jamie (laughing): He leans in and kind of covers one side of his mouth like he’s about to tell me the ultimate truth of the whole Universe, you know?

I laugh along with her.

Jamie: Like this magical side note.

Erik (whispering to Jamie): Of course we all know it stems from emotional chaos.

Me (chuckling): Who does he think he’s trying to hide that little secret from? It’s not like he doesn’t know I’m going to plaster it all over the blog!

Jamie (laughing): I know! It’s so funny how he’ll, I don’t know—he cracks me up! So, to clarify that, Erik. You got a physical boo-boo that can be driven by emotional. If you got a mental boo-boo, it can be driven by emotional—

Jamie (laughing): He throws his arms up, and he goes, “The dumbass gets an award!”


Jamie (to Erik): I being the dumbass? Okay.

Me: Oh!

Jamie: Um, yeah.

Me: Oh, how rude, Erik!

Jamie: Yeah, whatever! That’s probably one of the nicest things he’s done!

Me: So, he’s calling you a dumbass?

Jamie: Yeah, just, yeah, pretty much.

Me: Oh my god. Wait til you cross over. He’s gonna have a lot to answer for!

Jamie: But it’s so funny. He says these really off, hard things, but if you look at him, he’s got this baby, sweet face and he’s giggling at you.

Me: So, he’s doing it in an endearing way.

Jamie: Yeah, and almost like he’s expecting me to get rowdy about it.

I chuckle.

Jamie (to Erik): I see what you’re doing, you turd!

Jamie (to me): Okay, so he’s throwing his arms up, and he’s saying, “Remember we’re emotional beings.”

Erik: Yeah. This is where our pure energy source resides. It’s how we make connections to God Source and to people and to other living creatures—emotions. We’re emotional beings. So, how to sift through the bullshit and identify in this current life or a parallel life—

Jamie: He leans forward, folds his arms and kind of drops his posture like just limp.

Erik: —it’s easy!

Jamie (to Erik): Really, Einstein? That’s easy?

Erik: Yeah. You find someone like Jamie, and you go, “Hey, is it this life, or is it another life?” You find that information from the guides that lead you just like you go to the doctor to help diagnose what’s wrong with you, physically, just like you go to a psychiatrist to diagnose or understand what’s happening to you mentally or a therapist for emotional support—we use our guides. We do rely on them; we use them. It’s a team effort. It’s just they’re not as what the masses think as readably available. You know, we don’t go into—

Me: We don’t make an appointment and—

Erik: Yeah.

Jamie: That’s what he’s saying! Make the appointment, put it on the navigation system, show up at the office and expect your guide to sit there and talk to you about the emotional diagnosis or the spiritual diagnosis.

Me: Yeah. But you don’t have to file for insurance and pay the co-pay.

Erik: Sweet! Saves you money.

Me: Yep.

Erik: Because you can go into a meditative state and discover the root cause, and some of the simple—

Jamie: Wait. Simpleton?

Erik: —simpleton techniques to think about what you’re dealing with whether it’s an argument you just had or a pattern you’ve identified or a cancer that’s in your body, and hold that in your mind’s eye. Have your eyes closed. Chill out. Be in whatever position you like and just chill. So, put it in your mind’s eye, and get it very, very close to you. Make it extremely energetically real in your mind’s eye. And just simply say the words: “Now, here or there? Now or later?” You’re just trying to identify whether it’s in the present, where the root is or if it exists elsewhere. Cuz if it’s elsewhere, it’s going to be in another life form. So, that could be past life or future life.

Me: Ah!

Erik: And that’s when you can find a regression therapist to help you find the root. I don’t care where it exists, you can heal it. We’re not trapped three dimensionally in this one time frame like how we’ve been taught. We’re really not. We can exert ourselves beyond this space and time and create changes in other parallel lives.

Me: Yeah, and once you just identify that root, sometimes that’s enough. I mean, once you identify that, yeah, you were stabbed in the chest back in the 1400s, then your chest pain goes away.

Erik: Yes. Way to throw down, Mom! That’s right. Absolutely right. Headaches can go away; fears can go away instantaneously.

Me: Okay. You just have to recognize that it’s not part of the present life.

Erik: Yeppers.

Jamie giggles.

Me: Yeppers? Really? How nerdy is that?

Jamie: I know! I told him he sounds like a 14 year-old little girl, and he looked at me and went, “Fuck off!”

Jamie laughs hysterically.

Me: Hey, turnabout is fair play, Erik! You had that coming!

Jamie (to Erik, still laughing): You totally had that coming!

Me: I know!

Jamie: He’s just laughing.

The Source: Bark from the Maritime Pine Tree

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  • 403LEC

    Note to self: by Pine Bark Extract and slather 🙂

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    • HAHA! It’s a capsule. Topicals are useless for wrinkles. You have to work from the inside to increase the collagen.

  • Jonathan

    This blog is so liberating! =) I must explore more for myself and everybody else.

  • LeeAnn Werner

    What brand of Pine Bark?

    • Any as long as it’s from the French Maritime pine tree.

      • Justin

        Hi Elisa, what dose did you use?

      • I just take the “Now” brand, two at night and one in the morning but one twice a day might be enough.

      • Any side effects?
        I’m pretty sensitive to lots of stuff, but I’d love to try it for my Irish strawberry-blond/blue-eyed skin of a certain vintage!
        (Notice that Pine Bark extract is the hit of this post! Amazon is gonna crash again. Okay, everybody, sing “We’re So Vain.”)
        Thanks, Elisa

      • Not sure. None for me but do your research.

      • Elisa, I just checked the NOW product and in the Q&A, only Pycnogenol is made from French Maritime pine. The pine bark extract is from Chinese red pine. Your thoughts?

      • Wow, I’m definitely going to change it then!

      • Just an added note. Lots of Amazon commenters said they couldn’t tolerate the extract from Chinese red pine; it gave them headaches. Not so with Pycnogenol from the French Maritimes–a completely different species of pine. Probably why it’s a little more expensive. I ordered it yesterday and can’t wait to try it, though I’ll bet the blizzard headed to the Northeast will delay my delivery … 8^(

        Anyway, thanks for the great tip. I’ll keep you posted on results!

      • You’ll see results in 6 weeks. Someone said it’s cheaper on eBay!

      • Lisa Smith

        Hi Elisa can you help me with a pine question? I was looking to get the French Maritime pine which is a lot pricier, most $50-$60 for even 50mg. The Now brand you said you have is only $12, but says it uses Chinese Red Pine. Does it matter?

      • I think both work but the French one works better.

      • Belkis

        Hi, I went online and Elisa was right the Now brand sells it. But as Picnogenol, not as Bark pine,they have both, that one is from French maritime, they have a bottle of 150 caps for $32. Thanks for the advise. Thanks Erik, you move the universe. We are connected, cuz you. Love you.

      • Do you have the link?

      • Belkis

        Elisa, I am sorry but I couldn’t get here again is a little diffult, now I saw your question to me, but I finally bought the French bark, I am taking it, thanks a lot, I want you to know, that I love you and Erik’s work for us, I am hooked to all your steps minus Facebook, that I don’t have it, but through here I am a loyal fellow, I talked to Erik on my mind all day as my companion and adviser.

      • I upped my French Maritime Pine Bark to two twice a day., It seems weaker than the one I took at first.

  • Alison Ailfinn Allan

    I need Pine Bark Extract!!

  • Georgia95Luciana Todesco

    Thanks for the tip. I’m going to try the pine bark extract!

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