Skin Problems, Part One

Yesterday, I was sitting on the sofa where I usually work on the blog, laptop heating up my thighs, when all of a sudden, a pungent, sickening odor reaches my nostrils. I looked over at Scout, Lukas’s dog, gave her a sniff and recoiled in disgust. She had obviously rolled in a dead squirrel or something. First of all, why do dogs roll in gross stuff like dead animals and crap? Sure, they want to take on the scent, but, Jesus, can’t they roll around in a puddle of Nina Ricci Capricci? (My mother’s favorite perfume) Second. I don’t do dead well. I see no sense in adding the word, “badly” to the word, “decomposing.” We already know it’s bad, people. But seriously, there is nothing that will make me gag more than the smell of rotting flesh, even a pile of squirming maggots. Both together would make me throw up. That said, I would make a terrible forensic pathologist. Gross. So Lukas gave Scout a thorough scrubbing, and she’s nice and clean, free of dead squirrel. A moment of silence for that squirrel, please.

Now enjoy Erik’s take on the spiritual basis for acne.

Me: Hi, Kim. Hi, Erik!

Erik: Hello, Mamacita!

Me: Well, we’re going to talk about our last topic for today and that’s complexion problems, acne. So many people suffer from it, and I’m not sure if it’s even more so now than back in the day. Maybe not.

Erik nods his head.

Me: What’s the spiritual basis for it?

Erik: Yes, it’s more now than ever.

Me: Is that because of environmental toxins or something? What is it? Are people less grounded to their bodies? I don’t know. You tell me.

Note to self: He will if you would just shut your pie hole.

Erik: Part of it is toxins in food, the way that the food and nutrition is changing, but the bigger purpose is with people who have self-acceptance issues, self-image issues. When they aren’t accepting the way they look or who they are, that’s a physical manifestation of that whether it’s discoloration, acne problems, even psoriasis. That’s when people have a problem accepting their image. They haven’t fully accepted the way they look or the way they are and who they are.

Me: Well, [those skin conditions] make it even harder! When your skin looks horrible, it’s even harder to be able to love yourself!

Kim: He says, “It is,” and he loves to pick on me, but I don’t care. There are times when my face breaks out and I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I don’t want to go out anywhere. My face looks disgusting!’ But there have also been times when I’m learning, ‘I don’t care what I look like. I’m going to go out anyway. I don’t care what is on my face.’ And when I get to that thought or feeling inside my heart, then I see it happening less and less.

Me: Oh, interesting!

Kim: There were times when my face was like, ‘What the hell? I’m not a teenager!’ I just ask my guides and myself, ‘What is happening with my face because I never really had a problem with it.’

Erik: Those times when we struggle with the way we look, comparing ourselves to others—that’s often the culprit. We compare, and in that comparison, we’re not accepting who we are.

Kim: Well, why is it such an immediate manifestation? Other things happen that seem to take longer to manifest.

Erik: That’s because the emotion is so strong. The energy connected to it is so strong. People are so caught up in and worried about the way they look. The strength of the energy on that scale compared to the strength of the energy on the other side of the scale, that’s why it manifests so quickly, Kim. Duh. Get with the program.

Kim laughs.

Kim: Oh, man. He’s such a goofball.

Me: I know.

Kim: He’s so funny. He treats me like he’s my brother.

Me: A pesky, younger brother!

Kim: Mm hm.

Erik: So when you find yourself completely stuck in that situation where your face is breaking out or you have some discoloration or even scarring, how do you step out of that and love yourself? It’s even harder because of what’s all over your face or what’s all over your skin.

Me: Yeah.

Erik: First you have to not be afraid of the way you look. This comes back to being emotionally honest with yourself. There’s no comparison from where I am in Heaven. You should experience that sometime.

Me: I’m sure I will!

Erik: When you don’t need to compare anymore, you can settle into that self-acceptance.

Me: Ah, that must be awesome.

Erik: Then you’ll kind of help release that energy that’s manifesting what you don’t want. This is also sometimes largely related to ego because people who experience their image changing through skin issues or whatever. (Erik manifests a piece of pie and hands it to Kim.) Here’s your piece of humble pie. So, eat up.

Kim and I laugh.

Erik: Maintaining humility is really important, and skin issues help you knock down your ego to maintain humility. Psoriasis is a big one for that because it can happen all over the body sometimes making it really hard to cover up. And people are afraid. They’re afraid of judgment. “What are people going to think when I look this way?” With that, it’s hard to maintain a strong ego.

Me: Is that a spiritual contract thing? “Okay, this life, I want to work on breaking down my ego and seeking humility.”

Erik: That’s your Higher Self taking a role, being more active in guiding you through your contract and helping you—

Kim: He doesn’t want to say, “stay on the right path” because there is no “wrong” path.

Erik: –helping you achieve what you came here to learn.

Me: Is it often related to other lives?

Erik (shaking his head): No, but the way it could be attached to other lives is the same meaning like that lack of self-acceptance carries over. It’s a really deep-rooted issue when you see it happening a lot. This is going to be hard for people to wrap their heads around, but what better way to force you to accept yourself for who you are no matter what? Sometimes, your face breaks out or you have scarring, and it’s completely out of your control. There’s nothing you can do about it. You can put makeup on to try to cover it, but when you realize that it’s out of your control, then you sort of surrender to it. “I have to accept myself anyway. I can’t do anything about this, so I have to accept myself anyway.”

Me: Well, ideally, but most people don’t.

Erik: Yeah, that’s why it’s hard to wrap your head around. It’s hard when you’re experiencing this, “I don’t want people to look at me because I look funny.” But you still have to be you. You still have to accept yourself in that. The more you practice that, the less you’ll experience breakouts, discoloration and that sort of thing.

Stay tuned for Part Two Monday. Also, don’t forget to join Kim, Erik and me tomorrow night around 7:00 PM PT/9:00 PM CT/8:00 PM ET on Into the Parabnormal LIVE. If you want to listen or chat with Erik, click HEREHave your questions for Erik ready! You can submit them via chat or call 818-672-6865

Have a wonderful weekend, my second family!

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