Before you go on, it’s very important to refresh your memory by reading the end of Part One
Erik: Contracts are like the yellow lines on the road, right? And then that whole, um—
Jamie (to Erik): What? I don’t know what that’s called! You tell me! Duh, duh, duh. He’s talking about—
Jamie: Déjà vu.
Me: Oh, déjà vu. Okay.
Erik: Déjà vu is the road signs next to the road. We just get glimpses of them, right?
Me: Mm hm.
Erik: “Oh my god! I just had déjà vu!”
Jamie and I giggle.
Erik: “This isn’t happening! This isn’t happening! Oh my god, this is so great!”
Jamie: He’s so animated today!
Me: Okay, well let’s go to the next one. What about the death of a soul? Is it always a destiny thing? Do you always plan your death before you reincarnate?
Erik: You plan exit points for yourself, but you don’t plan one big great death.
Erik: Who the fuck are you, God?
Me: Yes, actually!
Jamie: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!
Jamie and I roar with laughter.
Erik: You’re right. I wanted to make a point that déjà vu is the road signs but the contracts are the yellow signs in the road. You know, you’re always seeing the yellow signs in the road. So, your contracts are always ever present in your life, but those deja vus come, and the whole road is the path that you’re on, that you choose. How you drive on that road is totally your free will, and if you hang a right or go straight or put it in reverse is your free will and your choice. You’re still going to get the road sign. You’re still going to get the yellow lines in the road. Just because you choose to exercise your free will doesn’t mean you blow everything to shit.
Erik: There’s flexibility. I think it’s hard for people to understand, because they think that if they put a plan in process, but they change midway, they can’t reach the same outcome or same goal, but that’s just not true.
Me: What about the free will of others?
Erik: Oh, absolutely. That can fuck your world up, too.
Me: Ah! But we can still wiggle around between those yellow lines and honor our spiritual contract.
Me: We’ll still get there.
Jamie: That was a—Erik, give me a high five on that one! That was cool!
Me: Wait. When people make choices in their life, does that change their future, and if so, can that interfere with their spiritual contract and destiny? I guess we already—did we already answer that?
Erik: Yeah, yeah. They can make changes, and no, it doesn’t interfere with their future and their destiny. Destiny’s gonna eventually show up no matter what you put in your lap.
Me: Okay. Tell me more about exit points. Why do souls plan more than one?
Poor guy dinged a little prematurely.
Erik: God, wouldn’t you?
Me: What, get out of the kitchen if the heat gets too hot? Is that it?
Erik: That, or disease, or maybe you really are done with your life lessons at age nine and you don’t want to stay in the body until you’re ninety nine. There are so many reasons at any age to let go and transition.
Me: Okay. Well, why do some choose to die outside of their pre-destined exit point when they really shouldn’t?
Erik: You mean like an accident?
Me: Yeah, for one. I mean before they complete their spiritual contract like they commit suicide for example when they really haven’t finished what they’re here to do.
Jamie: You know, I just had a reading like that, actually. It’s really interesting that you just said that. This is often not the case, but it was this morning.
Erik: It could just be—
Jamie: Say that again, Erik. That was good.
Erik: Leaving before your contract is over is commonly 100% based on your being able to honor your own emotional needs such as, let’s say you were parachuting and you were supposed to count to 20 before you pulled the ripcord so that you could land at a certain target and complete your mission. But then, you change your mind. Free will. Whether emotion took over or fear took over or some reasoning took over that you wanted to alter that, so you only counted to 5 before you pulled it, and you landed up in a different place. You can use death in the same way.
Erik (uncommonly solemn): I know life is valuable. I really don’t want to underestimate that. But life recycles. And if you’re not getting it the way you want to and how you want to be creating it and you have an option to leave, you’ll take it and you do those contracts and destinies later.
‘Yeah, but it sucks for those they leave behind’, I think.
Erik: Those people who were supposed to be on your path and you’re not there for them, I mean, you’re working your motherfucking ass off on this side to make sure that you’re getting the interactions they need to honor their own contracts, through other people—you don’t get away scot-free. You’re helping the whole. So, you continue to do what you need to do, right? If you’re missing your mark, you’re following your free will—that’s what makes this whole ride so damn smooth. That makes it to where you can never fuck up. Everybody’s in on the game. There’s no sabotaging.
Me: Because everybody is a collective. Everybody affects each other.
Me: Okay. So, everybody’s decisions, everybody’s free will is like a pebble in a pond, and each reaction, each wave is met with a counter reaction or a counter-wave. Eventually these opposing forces smooth out the pond.