I love this one. It highlights how beautifully divine it is to not judge others.
Me: Erik, how are suicides, gays and celebrities treated over there?
Erik: Not like suicides, gays and celebrities. How’s that for your answer?
Me: Well, let’s start with gays. The Christians usually think the gays are going to go to Hell.
Erik: Okay, should we just address the concept of Hell, Mom?
Me: Okay, let’s do that. Let’s start out with that.
Erik: Okay, cuz remember, the whole judgment thing is manmade, not God made. God doesn’t judge. God doesn’t say, “You’re good; you’re bad” “Oh, you followed my guidelines. I love you, but I don’t love you.”
Jamie: He’s just cracking up.
Erik: That’s just Crazy Town. God is ever-loving. God is embracing. I’m just going to use the word, “God” as a very broad term. I’m hoping that everybody who’s listening can understand that term and put their own name to it if they want. But if you have a belief in a higher entity—something that is greater than the human mankind, I truly hope that your definition resonates with the reality of what’s going on. Shape God’s image however you want. Him or Her, whatever you want, but you gotta understand that “God” is ever-loving. Never going to say, “Oh, you die, but you didn’t behave like I expected you to, so I’m going to send you to Hell.” That’s crazy, you know? Think of it as unconditional love on steroids.
We both laugh.
Me: Pumped up!
Erik: It just doesn’t get sweeter than that. So, your belief system on Earth says that gays are going to go to Hell. If they signed up for it, then just imagine what’s going to happen to them if they’re closet gays and they never came out. They played the roles, and they had a belief system. They’ll think they’re a bad person—that they’re going to go to Hell for it.
Erik: Think about what their transition is going to be like, right? Cuz they handmade that for themselves. And they handmade it for themselves for a lesson. For a reason. God embraces them all. Everybody has their own right and their own free will to form their own belief system, to have their own thoughts, but really, when you get here, there’s no Hell. Hell’s definition is the absence of God or a lack of love for God, and it doesn’t exist. Sorry.
Me: Well, God is all there is, right? Is there anything besides God? Anything separate from God?
Erik: Not in our dimensional plane. There’s nothing but God.
Me: But from what I understand, in all realities, God is all there is.
Erik: What do you mean by all realities, Mom?
Me (laughing): I don’t know! You tell me!
Erik: You asked the fucking question!
Me: Well, it’s like everything is energy. Everything in ever dimension is all energy. Even matter is made of energy.
Erik: God is energy.
Me: Okay. Is there anything other than God?
Erik: God is the cleanest and purest of energy.
Me: Okay. Anything more about how gays are treated in Heaven? Eventually they’re taken out of that self-created Hell if they do believe in that, right?
Erik: If you have the belief that gays go to Hell and you are gay and you were in the closet, then you are hand making your experience that when you die, you’ll have a very rough time reconciling with yourself and accepting your own personal love for self. Because being gay is not negative. Nowhere in the solar system, nowhere on Earth, nowhere in your own personal closet are you going to find being gay as negative.
Jamie (laughing): You just laughed like a girl.
Erik: Thank you.
Jamie: He’s giggling is what it is.
Me: Uh oh.
Jamie: He finds it so hysterical that this is even a topic.
Erik: When I think about it more and more, I just find it so absurd that we still are in a day and time where people are shunned for their preference, their own personal preference. For their own life, they’re shunned.
Me: It’s crazy.
Erik: I mean this whole movement of enlightenment, this has gotta go to rest. So if you are gay and you know you are gay or you’re in the closet gay but you’re okay with being gay, when you die you are gay and gay. You’re happy and you’re fine and you have an afterlife. There’s really no difference, Mom. It’s just a person who’s living their life and being honest with themselves and their emotional self that gives them further gain when they’re in spirit. When you’re here, it’s all about being emotionally honest. You did a lot of hard work when you were on Earth, so imagine what you get when you’re here.
The journey on which you’re about to embark will take you through stories that are deeply personal and involves a relationship between a mother and her son.
As a physician raised by two atheists, I had no personal belief system about life after death. In a word, I was a confirmed skeptic. As my journey progressed, my mind opened. It is my sincerest hope that yours will open as well and that you will have a greater understanding of your own life and what’s to come ahead.
Although Erik sometimes paints a rosy picture of the afterlife, time and time again he stresses that suicide is not the answer to one’s problems. If you struggle, please understand that the information in my blog and my book is no substitute for professional help. Please click here for a list of resources for help when you find yourself considering taking your own life. Know that they are readily available when you feel that hopelessness and despair that many of us feel from time to time in our lives.
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Love and light,