Before we dive into this cheerful topic, I’d like to announce that, in just a few hours, Robert will be undergoing the surgery to reverse his colostomy. As soon as he’s awake and transferred to a room, I’ll be there as a “delegate” from channeling erik to shower him with love and attention. He’s had a rough time lately, which is often the case with those who give, give, and give so unconditionally as he has. As you know, when someone requests word from a deceased loved one, he does his best to honor them. Until recently, everyone has been very grateful and happy with the results. When a woman asked him to connect with her deceased son, he went into automatic writing mode, emailed the results and did all this despite his hectic schedule with pre-op doctor’s visits, lab work and so on. Apparently, something her son communicated to her set her off and she lashed out cruelly at Robert, calling him a fraud, exploiting others, etc. Know that Robert asks for NOTHING in return for what he does. NOTHING. I can’t tell you how deeply this wounded our Robert. Reflecting on his life, he says that no one, apart from his channeling erik family, has really shown him an significant degree of compassion. Can you imagine that? No one.
That said, please send Robert all the love and all the healing energy you can. To do well after surgery, he must know he has something to live for.
Sorry I didn’t have time to grammar and spell check this. Until Robert is out of the hospital, things are likely to be crazy busy.
Me: There seems to be so much suffering due to greed. Is there a greater degree of greed now than in the past, or are we just more aware of it due to the access to information?
Erik: Nah, we’re more aware of it due to the access of information, and there’s a lot more intelligence, now.
Me: Why? Why are people so greedy, Erik?
Erik (laughing): Cuz they’re assholes!
Me: Oh, no!
Jamie (giggling): Come on, Erik and tell us. Why are we that way?
Erik: I’m just playin’ witcha. I don’t really know the answer to that, but I’ll tell you my opinion. Those are people who are so afraid of being without, cuz then they have to focus on themselves and figure out who they are.
Me (with a sharp gasp): Oh, yeah! That rings so true.
Erik: Yeah, that terrifies them into reaching out into other people’s pockets or their resources, making it a competition instead of a communion.
Me: Mmm. Well, is there anything wrong with making a considerable amount to money on your own if it doesn’t hurt or take from others, if it doesn’t involve greed?
Erik: Hell, no! There’s nothing wrong with desiring abundance and reaching that level!
Me: Mm hm.
Erik: Everybody’s abundance is different, and even though money has a lot of “weight,” spiritually, it has no weight whatsoever. But we can’t really grasp that idea, because so much is measured against money on earth.
Me: Oh, yeah. I know. People love to use it as a measuring stick.
Me: Well, for example what our family has always loved to spend our money on are things and activities that can be enjoyed by other people. We love bringing friends and family together, to make them feel joy, to help build wonderful memories, because memories, that’s something you CAN take with you!
Erik: And doing that is absolutely fine!
Erik: I have so many awesome childhood memories cuz of all that we did together and all that we had and shared. People sometimes don’t understand the difference between abundance and greed. Abundance is where you create that money and that wealth, and then share it in harmony—your lifestyle, your surroundings. It’s not about tithing 10%. Nice rule, but that’s something made up.
Me: I know.
Erik: But it is about being “loose” with the idea of money rather than “structured” with the idea of money.
Me: So, it’s basically like Love versus fear. Abundance is love based. By embracing abundance, you’re saying that you’re worthy of that kind of lifestyle, so that’s a self-love thing, and if you share that abundance in a pure and sincere way, you’re showing love to others. And it seems like the more you give, give, give, the more you get, get, get. But greed is fear based. It assumes scarcity, so you cling onto it and structure it and hoard it and breech your own morals because of it.
Erik: Yes, and when you fuck up your integrity, that’s a form of self-hate.
Me: Ah, yes!
Erik: And when you’re greedy and stingy, it dwindles and slips out from under you. So just remember to love yourself enough to enjoy abundance and love others enough to share it. Scarcity is an illusion, and when people buy into that, they never get abundance, and if they do, it’s never for long.
Me: Yeah, I know so many people that just seem to not be able to hang on to wealth, much less attain it. It’s like they have Teflon fingers or something.
Erik: Those are people who believe in scarcity and feel undeserving.
Me: Aw, that’s sad.
And now, along those same lines, check this interesting fact based on numerology my husband, Rune, sent me.
This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is called moneybags. So, forward this to your friends and money will arrive within 4 days. Based on Chinese Feng Shui. The one who does not forward will be without money.
Kinda interesting – read on!!!
This year we’re going to experience four unusual dates.
1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that’s not all…
Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born – now add the age you will be this year, The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world. This is the Year of the Money!!!