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This weekend Erik pulled a couple of pranks on us just before we left on a family camping trip to Austin. The first one: While we were watching cable TV, the wireless access point went out. I did all sorts of things to fix it. Nothing. Finally, I noticed that the lights were off on the unit. I figured the surge protector was tripped, but the weather was clear so that didn’t make sense. Anyway I crawled under the kneehole of the computer desk, and guess what I found? The wireless unit was completely unplugged. Mind you, we were all in the den watching TV when the cable went out, so nobody was in the computer room. Erik must have had his work cut out for him, because it takes a lot of strength to pull that plug out.
Now the second one is even cooler. We were loading the truck with our camping supplies going back and forth from the garage to the kitchen, and when we were finished, we closed the door when we were finished so we could set the alarm. Just after we closed it, the deadbolt slowly turned into the locked position. I guess Erik didn’t want us to leave without him!
I’ve really been missing his pranks lately. That and the fact that I get knee deep into the blog and forget to purge my grief makes me struggle a bit, so these two naughty events made me smile. Now let’s see what Erik says about animal extinction. Being anthropocentric, we don’t often think about animals.
Me: Now a lot of people are worried about, during The Shift, you mentioned that some animals will become extinct. Basically here’s the question: “Why do some animals become extinct?”
Erik: This has been happening for a long time.
Me: Yeah, I know!
Erik: It’s still happening. Why do they go extinct? Because the environment can’t sustain them anymore. Part of it is we, as humans, are fucking it up, and part of it is because of the solar flares. It could be the ozone layer. You know, we’re all in it together.
Me: Well, what about before we were even around? Some animals did go extinct then.
Erik: Thank god those dinosaurs went extinct!
Me: Yeah, well that’s true.
Jamie (still giggling): Glad to see you so happy, Erik.
Erik: Again, that was because the environment couldn’t sustain them anymore. I mean, as humans we’re doing pretty damn good in trying to dampen the weather patterns and other things. We put out fires. Forests are used to—they’re trained over thousands and thousands of years to have a cleansing period where they get burnt to the ground.
Me: Um hm.
Erik: But hell, we’ve built our house in the forest so we can’t let that shit happen.
Me: I know.
Erik: So, right then and there a lot of the seeds and the structures of plant life are used to being burnt crispy to help them adapt to what the nature is, and they’re not being, you know, allowed that cycle. It’s only in the last twenty years that we’ve realized that burn cycles are important. So, we do controlled burning. Man, you and I, we’ve gotta give a huge shout out to all of the people in the fires right now.
Me: Yeah, that’s true. We’re learning. We’re learning. On the other hand, animals that do become extinct are just not on the earthly plane. It’s not like they don’t exist anywhere. They’re just in another dimension. So, we pull at our heartstrings and feel guilty because of our perception of death.
Me: So, what’s wrong with them going extinct?
Erik: Well, what’s wrong with that is we lose that role that they contributed to the environment.
Me: I see. I understand. Well, along the same lines, here’s another question from a reader: “My heart aches for the animals. Erik says we should go green, and I agree with him, but will that be possible when most animals will be gone? Nature behaves interdependently. Won’t the soil be ruined when the myriad of tiny organisms are no longer there to do their job? And what about rivers, lakes and seas and oceans? How sad it is to know that my lifetime struggles to save this planet as we know it with the amazing variety of life that it has onboard will disappear. My question for Erik would be, if he can tell us, if the animals will be coming back sometime in the future or not and what their future will be like in Heaven meaning if they’ll evolve or not.”
Erik: Many of the species on Earth are evolving, and we even have new evolutionary strikes with animals.
Me: Evolutionary what?
Jamie: He calls it growth, like they’re striking out and they’re evolving, getting different—
Jamie: Getting different phalanges? That’s such a funny word!
Me: Different fingers?
Erik: Yeah, different shaped fingers in certain animals like sloths.
Erik: So, they are continuing to evolve; they’re not standing still, They’re better survivors than we are, because we’ve adapted ourselves to controlled environments.
Me: Oh, yeah.
Erik: So, those who pass over, whether from extinction or individual deaths, their souls do survive in Heaven. You just remember that you’re part of it.
Me: Um hm.
Jamie: He never shows me—
Jamie: I’m sorry. I asked a question, “Will Earth be barren?” You know, kind of like Mars or something.
Me: Um hm.
Jamie: And he never shows that image to me.
Me: Well, that’s good!
Jamie: As far as he knows, it never gets like a desert, barren.
Me: Will humans be on Earth forever?
Erik: We’ll always learn how to adapt, because we create controlled environments.
Me: Okay. Anything else on this subject?
Me (chuckling): Nah.
Before we close, I have a couple of announcements. First, I’d like to remind particularly the newbies that E. J. Daniel and Erik would like to offer you a free download of their novel, Just Sayin’! There are no strings attached. That’s how the CE family rolls, you know. So, if you want to read the novel that Erik (in part) channels to blog member, Betty, email her at email@example.com. NOTE THAT IT’S Q.COM NOT G.COM! If you haven’t read the prequel, Second Chances, please request that as well. Their both short reads and excellent. Erik and Betty are very proud of their work.