Just a reminder, guys. I’m about to start my book tour coming up, so until mid-October I’ll only have time to post 3 times a week. I hope that’s okay. Know that I will resume the 7 days a week routine after that. Also, don’t forget to sign up for Jamie and Erik’s Channeling Erik weekend in Atlanta in February. It should be fun. You can find it on Jamie’s website. Now for today’s post. I think you’ll like this one!
Me: Here’s one from a blog member. “When you cross over, you still have an identity past, present, future which you can remember and relate to. How does the unity of the “One” affect you? Is the “knowing” the relationship with other souls or is it just the first step to a higher awareness or being?” Oh god. Let’s start with the first one. So how does the unity of all the past, present and future, which of course we know doesn’t exist since there’s no time there—how does the unity with the collective affect you?
Erik: It doesn’t hit you right away. I think I can speak pretty broadly for anyone who crosses over because you’re making that adjustment from the life that you’re remembering, that you’re coming from and the lives you’re getting into. So it’s not overwhelming all at once. But as you can imagine, it’s kind of like watching the stars come out a night. You see one. You see two, and then, before you know it, there’s like thousands.
Me: Exactly. Okay.
Erik: And it doesn’t fuck you up—
Jamie giggles like a little girl.
Erik: –by seeing one to a thousand stars, right? It’s a process in a way, and when you are ready to obtain the rest of the information from the other lives that you’ve participated in, it comes to you. I don’t know. You don’t have to carry it all the time. It’s not like, “Oh, I know what 2+2 is and now I will forever know what fucking 2+2 is. It’s not that kind of coherent knowledge. It’s—I would love to describe it as kind of like air currents. You know, you look out into the sky; you don’t necessarily see all the air. You don’t see how one is spinning over here in a circle; this other one is going very quick—
What’s his aversion to adverbs?
Erik: –this one’s stagnant; this one’s going down—north, south, all these directional planes, but it’s still part of the whole.
Damn this is brilliant.
Erik: Your spirit is much like that. It’s energy in that it contains—some of it stays calm. Some of it can divide and leave you—do other work that you need to be doing. Some of it can pull energy and information from other lives.
Erik: So it’s not overwhelming, and it’s very easy to maintain your individual character, your individual spark.
Me: We can’t get rid of that “Erik spark”. I know that!
Erik: Yeah. And it’s not like we walk around with, you know, thirty heads attached to us, one head for every life like those dolls that you turn backwards and it’s the wolf, then you turn it forward and it’s little red riding hood, and then there’s another one that’s a grandma.
Jamie and I laugh.
Me: I know the one you’re talking about. Annika had one of those when she was little.
Erik: It’s not like that. The personalities aren’t tiny little bubbles that are stuck together and you can only view one at a time. You really are part of a whole. If you need to access that personality or that knowledge that you had, then you can do so with grace. It’s just the turn of a current of the air.
Erik: Think about it. I’m here, and any of my other lives that I’m experiencing are here with me as well. I’m not divided from it. But you also have to understand that all those lives that I’ve experienced are all happening simultaneously as well. I think that’s where people get lost trying to wrap their heads around many things happening at one time. So we’re just choosing to feel it in a very “slice of pie” way.
Me: Yeah. It’s like the stack of plates that you talk about or the stack of books.
Me: You focus on one; you read that one, and you don’t realize that the other ones are on top and below.
Erik: So tell the person, you know, not to worry so much. It’s not as overwhelming as it is to try to understand it when you’re trapped in the body.
Me: Is it the “knowing”, the relationship with other souls, or is it just the first step to a higher awareness? (Pause) I don’t know what he means by that.
Erik: I don’t either.
Me: Okay. Well we’ll skip that one.
Jamie (still giggling): Normally he does.
Me: Yeah, I know! This one was a doozy! We’ll go on.