Stress 101, Part One

I spoke to Erik today, and he’s decided that the Channeling Erik Facebook group will continue to be open. He hopes that there will be no drama or negativity, but if there is, of course members can choose to leave the group. He’d prefer that people stay and use the discord as a teachable moment, a time to practice unconditional love, to be nonjudgmental and, in some cases, to teach. 

Today, I’m going to have my first channeling session with blog member and gifted medium, Robert. I’ll try to post it after the second part of this series on stress, depending on how much time I have for transcription. I’ll also ask him to, through Erik, answer the winner’s Ask Erik questions, and that will be up and running when I get it transcribed. 

I’m so, so excited about the Channeling Erik Weekend of F-ing Enlightenment starting this Friday! The event is completely full. I can’t wait to hear what Erik has to share and to acquaint/reacquaint myself with the blog members lucky enough to attend. Par-tay time!


Me: Erik, you’ve experienced it numerous times when you were here, but what can we do about it, and don’t just say marijuana is the answer! So, why do we have it? Well, first of all tell us what you can like why we have it, how can we get over it—

Jamie: What is “it” again?

Me: Stress.

(Pause, followed by Jamie’s laughter.)

Erik: We have stress because we put more faith and power into the future than into the present.

Me: Mm! That’s good!

Erik: How loud do I have to fucking be—

Jamie: Okay, sorry. He’s being very loud. “HOW LOUD DO I FUCKING HAVE TO BE”? He’s looking at me like, “Jamie, where’s your animation? You talk about it all the time! You need to be mimicking me.”

Jamie and I both giggle.

Erik: To teach people, but if they’re stress out, because it’s something they cannot control—and I’m telling you, 99% of the time, it’s something that’s in the future, and it hasn’t even come yet!

Me: Yeah.

Erik: You’re stressed about what so and so will say when they read the report. They haven’t even read the fucking report yet! So, why are you stressed out? Handle it as it comes, people!

Me: Easier said than done, though, because we can’t—

Erik: No. It’s quite easy.

Me: Well, we can’t stop ourselves from thinking about possibilities.

Erik: It’s fine to be prepared. You can go through the possibilities. When you’re prepared, you go through all of the plausible outcomes, and you set up how you want to react to it or what you want to say to it.

Me: Ah!

Erik: You don’t linger on one. You don’t’ go, “Oh, I think that she’s not going to like it”, and then adopt that they’re not going to like it.

Me: Mm hm.

Erik: That’s crazy! You prep. Okay, if she doesn’t like it, then I can pitch this, then I can find out why she doesn’t like it, and I can do that, that, and talk to so and so.

I’d like to get know this so and so person. Seems like they have a lot of power!

Erik: And then you wait until that future becomes the now, and you handle it in that moment.

Me: I like that!

Don’t know if I can do it, but…

Erik: That’s where most of stress come from, and the reason why smoking—

Jamie bursts out laughing.

Me: Oh! I knew he would go there!

Erik: That’s the reason why smoking marijuana is an answer. It’s because it puts you in the present.

Me: Ah.

Erik: It narrows your mind down to where it can’t wander off into future possibilities. You can’t sustain living in the future when you’re high.

Me: Well, you can’t be high all the time.

Erik: Creativity. Wouldn’t the world be a kinder place?

Me: Yeah. Probably. But when the marijuana is out of your body, then there you go; you’re not in the now anymore. So, how’s that going to help?

Erik: Well, what if you just get high to get to the point?

Me: Okay.

Erik: Through the waiting phase, where you claim you can’t be disciplined enough, and you must live in the future, because you must be prepared which is a false line of thinking if that’s the way you’re thinking. So, I get you high.

Jamie (laughing): Oh my god. It’s like if you can imagine he has this kind of lawyer face on. He’s leaning forward with his elbows on his knees being very serious. He has his baseball cap on today.

Me: Aw. I wish I could see that. What color is it?

Jamie: The hat is red.

Me: Oh, okay.

Jamie: I’ve never seen him in a red one.

Me: I think he had a red one.

Of course he may have gone to the celestial mall and bought one, I guess.

Me: I think it had a sort of maroon tint to it to be slightly gay.

Jamie laughs.

Erik (laughing): Loud and proud, Mom. Loud and proud.

Jamie and I howl in laughter.

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