I’m so sorry that the virtual online class service, Learn it Live, had technical difficulties for the trance channeling event last night. It will be rescheduled and will, according to them, be even better because complicated downloads won’t be necessary. I think there might even be video chat capabilities. I’ll let you know when the new date will be, but I’m sure Jamie will also email everyone, too. This will give other people a chance to sign up, too, if they weren’t able to do so due to scheduling constraints.
My husband and I were at a restaurant having our date night, a 30 year-old tradition that only gets canceled if death or dismemberment is involved. While eating at the bar, we saw a young lady with tattoos on her arms. No big deal, because we see these all them time, and I have several family members with tattoos, too. I told Rune that I bet she had a story behind those tattoos, and we both agreed that many people with tattoos or body piercing have very colorful, occasionally painful life stories. Not all, but some. I think it’d be interesting to write a book of “tattoo stories.” I’m not saying I would write it. I just think it’d be something I would definitely read.
Me: Okay, how can people recover from abuse, including childhood abuse?
Erik: Recover from the abuse. Are we talking about the victim?
Me: Yeah. How can they recover? We can do both, but let’s start with the abused.
Erik: Okay. It’s going to be similar to part one where we talked about being uncentered, ungrounded.
He’s talking about a completely different session, not yesterday’s post.
Me: Mm hm.
Erik: But a lot of the healing has to do with –when you’re looking at the mind, body and emotional soul—is that you look at why you gave your power away. Mentally, why did you give in and believe that the other person had more control and power and that they were smarter, better, and you had to give in to it. Emotionally, why didn’t you pay attention to what you were feeling before all of this even started and, deep inside, you realized you were hesitating or were uncomfortable? Physically, why didn’t you listen to your body’s reactions and your instincts where they said to run or to leave, but you collapsed, gave in, stayed put. Spiritually, you have to look at why did you surrender your confidence, your power.
Jamie: He keeps using those two words. Those are his favorite two words when it comes to an abusee, a victim, and even if you’re a victim of a mugging or an assault.
Erik: All of these things happen in your life for you to learn a lesson. People have to understand that when it’s over, and they’re okay—they’re physically okay; they’re mentally okay; they still have all their bits and pieces—they can choose to live their life right from then and there as a happy, healthy person, but dealing with trauma in human beings is an interesting and delicate subject, Mom. As you know—
Jamie: PTSD. What’s PTSD?
Me: Oh, PTSD. Posttraumatic stress disorder.
Finding your son after he shoots himself in the head will have that effect. Sigh.
Jamie: Oh, PTSD. He kept rattling off initials. (giggling) Letters.
Erik: This is hard, because we’re trained, as human beings, to be more associated with the negative so that we avoid it, so that we can have a higher survival rate. It’s actually a bullshit technique. If we stay more with the positive and in the now and in the joy, then we’ll have a higher success rate, but somewhere in our culture and our society we were taught, when the big dinosaurs were coming out or when the war was happening on the plains—
Didn’t he pay attention in school? We weren’t on Earth when the dinosaurs were.
Erik: —and we had to look at the mistakes we made and how we won’t make those mistakes again. We were not trained to think; “Where are we, and how do we better ourselves from here?” We were trained to focus on the mistakes. So, what happens, in the way our brains work, is it’ll constantly bring up the negative or the victim, the hurt, the abuse and not be able to let go of it. Yet, we had no control over it to begin with. We had no control over it to begin with, therefore we can’t rewire it to be okay. So, you have to learn how to let go of it, realize that you’re healthy and happy right where you are and move on from there. For the abuser, it depends on what kind of abuse. If they were a single soul—
Jamie (to Erik, puzzled): Single soul? What does that mean?
Erik: Single contract abuser just for one person but not for the others, then they can do therapy on that and work on it, but if they signed up for that personality, and they were that way the whole time, really—
(Long pause as Jamie listens.)
Erik: Really, the only out is going to be death.
Me: Oh! That’s no fun. (Pause) Or maybe it is.
Erik has taught me that death is nothing to fear, and afterwards, you feel happy, and you’re disease free.
Jamie: This is what he says. “It is actually. It’s the relief knowing that you’ve played your role and done your part.”
Jamie: Whoa. He’s going down all sorts of crazy holes.
Erik: The death would have to occur naturally or by their own hands. If it’s death like by someone murdering them—(changing his mind) well, that actually could be the right thing, but when you go to jail and get sentenced to death—
Me: Oh, yeah. Execution.
Jamie: Execution. That, he doesn’t believe in.
(High-pitched sound again)
Me: There’s that squealing! Erik! Oh my god. Okay. So, anything else on that before we close?
Erik: Nope. That’s it.
Looking back, I think I cut the poor guy off, but we ran out of time, so…
Tomorrow, look forward to another celebrity interview post. I’ll start transcribing the alien interview next week!