Today is a busy day for me. Lots of errands plus babysitting my sweet little grandson while Michelle goes to take a nursing school exam in Pasadena. He’s so active now, toddling all over the place, that it’s near impossible to get anything done. But he’s so much fun to play with. Nearly always happy!
Rune is leaving for College Station for race weekend. He’ll be gone until Sunday and hopes to win a championship. Sometimes it’s nice to get a break from my sweet hubby because that’s usually when we party the hardest. I can explain why by telling you that his nickname is :I HAVE SPOKEN!” No, really, he’s a tender guy, just very protective of everyone!
Don’t forget about Erik’s Hour of Enlightenment radio show TONIGHT at 5:00 PM PT/7:00 PM CT/8:00 PM ET. No more than 15 minutes before the top of the hour, call 619-639-4606 to ask Erik your question. There are three ways to listen: Listen on the phone line, click on the “Listen” icon on the right sidebar of the blog or click on this link: http://goo.gl/aFHTzJ The topic will be about DEATH!
Tomorrow, we’re channeling the Higher Self of our contest winner, Sarah Leach. Sarah, if you’re reading this, I’ll send you a URL to download the mp4 file and will put it in queue to post as a YouTube. That might take a couple of months.
One last important announcement: Today, I’m calling out for questions for the Ask Erik magazine column. Email me ONE question, very succinct with as clean grammar as possible to email@example.com. Don’t delay because this is first come, first serve. Good luck!
Enjoy today’s Best of Erik!
Me: What about back pain and neck pain? A lot of people suffer from that. I have a feeling it has something to do with carrying around some sort of burden, but tell me about that.
Jamie: Sacrifice and burden?
Me: Yeah. Okay.
Jamie: No, I think he’s asking you. (to Erik): Erik, say it in a full sentence.
Me: I don’t know. I’m just wondering what the spiritual basis is for back and neck pain!
Jamie (to Erik): All right. We all know that, Erik. (to me) He goes, “Obviously not, if people keep asking!” (whispering) Oh, goodness.
Me: Why? Have we done this before? Have we already covered it?
Jamie: No, he’s saying, uh, right off the bat, he’s giving this small speech about, “Back and neck pain. It’s so different for everybody. Are we looking at someone who is injured because of emotional densities, or are they injured because of their spiritual contract, or are they injured because of a car accident or is, you know, it an accident not put into the contract, but now the4y have it, and this is what they’re dealing with, or are we talking—
Erik: Plus, back and neck, Mom—there’s so much shit there. Is it the bones? Are we looking at vertebrae? Are we looking at nerve damage, cuz that’s something totally different. Are we looking at soft tissue damage? Cuz that represents a whole nuther emotional vibrational quality.
Damn, when did he become a biologist? That wasn’t exactly his favorite subject in school.
Erik: Like, we really need to get down to the nitty gritty for each single person.
Me: Well, I think it’s really just basically people who, you know, they’re working on the computer and their neck starts to hurt where others might not have that problem. Or someone wakes up every morning with lower back pain, but in either case, there’s really no pathology in the bones, soft tissue or nerves that anyone can find.
Erik: Like chronic shit?
Me: Yeah. Like low grade—
Me: Yeah, and pain, but no underlying obvious pathology like a herniated disc.
Erik: Because the person has agreed not to move their body, and they become stagnant and see their work as more valuable than their physical, emotional and mental health.
Me: Mm hm. What about when they’re not stagnant. They have neck or lower back pain, but—
Erik: Because they’re stupid assholes, Mom. They choose not to listen to what they’re body truly needs—
‘Oh, so I’m an asshole, now,’ I think as I rub my aching neck.
Erik:–and they push through; they push through. It’s the America fucking thing.
Me: Oh, yeah.
Erik: And they shut off what their body is trying to scream at them, and they say, “But I have to get this project done; I’ve gotta get this work done so I can have some free time.” That’s have we train our kids in fucking school. “Sit still, be still and listen to this shit and learn it; and when it’s time to move when the fucking bell rings, then you can get out of your goddam seat, but for right now, sit still and do it.”
Me: Whoa, Erik!
Jamie claps, laughing loudly.
Me: He’s ranting!
Jamie (still laughing): Oh my god, Erik! Applause, please!
Me: Yeah, take a bow, Erik!
Erik (chuckling): Seriously. I hate school!
Me: I know. You always have! Except the years I homeschooled y’all.
Erik: Absolutely. Those were the good years. So, that’s where the training comes from. It’s these sad people who’ve accepted from the teachers that it’s a good and hard value to include in your life, but it’s not.
Me: So, the spiritual basis for it—is it about authority and bending to it?
Erik: Yes, and pleasing. “I gotta please them. I gotta get this work done. I gotta do it the way I need to be doing it.”
Me: Okay, so that’s the spiritual connection to the usual back and neck pain that doesn’t really have an underlying pathologic basis?
Erik: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You’re carrying the burden that other people give you that you don’t want, but you take it on, because you feel you have to. You want to please. You don’t want to disappoint. You don’t want to get your ass in trouble. You’d rather ignore your body and your own needs.
Me: Makes sense.