One quick announcement: I’m nearing the book launch and the media tour, and, of course, that takes a lot of preparation. So, until the tour is over, I’m going to have to cut the posts and the channeling sessions down to three days a week. But that’s be over mid-October (I think.)
Me: Why don’t you guys materialize a computer so you can chat with us on Facebook? Can you?
Jamie: Materialize a computer and chat on Facebook?
Me: Or mess with our computers and chat with us.
Erik: It’s much easier to do a voice recording. First of all—
Jamie (laughing): You should see his face! Sorry, I didn’t laugh as his face.
Me: Uh oh!
Erik: If you want us to manipulate things—
Jamie (to Erik): I don’t understand that. Say it in a different way. He’s talking about if they were messing on a computer, basically it’s manipulation of electrical waves and programming, which is similar to the voice, um, EVP. What does that stand for again? Electronic Voice Phenomenon?
Erik: But when you’re doing EVPs, you only have to manipulate one kind of electronic, well, energetic wave to be recorded, but then if you’re working with computers, their programming is different. They’re not just recording your voice. You’ve got to change gears and make each letter and make it send. It’s such a hassle. The best we could do is one thing at a time, which would be to turn your fucking computer off. That’s pretty easy to do.
Me: Well, don’t do it now! Please.
Jamie: Yeah, Erik. Don’t.
Me: All right. So no type of chat back and forth. Wouldn’t that be cool to have the Erik Chat Room?
Erik: That’s kind of how I imagine that page where everyone writes about the pranks I pull on them. Just people sharing with other people. It is about how a spirit is communicating.
Me: What other forms of communication do you want to do for the masses? What I’m saying, I guess, is it would be so cool to have something that really got the attention—indisputable evidence. Nothing is indisputable, obviously. You’re going to have skeptics.
Jamie: That’s where he was going!
Erik: That’s like the fucking Randi Challenge.
Me: I know. I know.
Erik: You can destroy anything, but I think what’s most important, you know, cuz we get down the road like this and they’re asking for more specific forms of communication, you can fall into—
Jamie (giggling): Hold on. (Whispering) Fall into line (unintelligible). (To Erik) No, tell me in a different way. (Pause) And talk slower!
I chuckle. I know how he could talk a million miles a minute sometimes.
Me: Must be jacked up on coffee today.
Jamie: I know! I told him he was on crack cocaine. I don’t know WHAT is going on! He must have gotten plenty of rest over the weekend.
Me: He must have!
Erik: When we start getting into asking for specific ways to deliver messages, there’s a fine line—
Jamie: Fine line. Got it.
Erik: —between performance and natural desire. That’s like people are happier when they go to work to a job that they adore, that they love, that they want to be at. They’re more productive. They can get more done. They achieve more. A person that goes to work that they hate tends to shut down, put less effort out. “Eh, fuck it.” So, we kind of—
Jamie (to Erik): We? We who? Spirits?
Jamie: Spirits in general.
Erik: Spirits in general have this thing where when communicate best; we almost get high from it. It’s fun. So we’ll continue to do and do it better and better. But often we get family members who will say they don’t, uh; they’ve seen the dragonfly thing or they’ve seen the butterfly thing—
Me: Oh, and they want something different.
Erik: Yeah. They wanted something different, but it’s not something that’s easy for that spirit to do. That’s funny too, cuz—and I’m talking in general about all spirits—that there are so many different ways to communicate, but the biggest one that they’re asking for is the people who are still living to chill out, bring their focus in, start looking at the subtle energy instead of the mass energy. You know, we’re looking at the mass and you’re asking for a sign, we have to bring in the fucking drums to make sure that you’re seeing or hearing or experiencing at a level where you wouldn’t have any doubt and that you could share it with the world.
Me: I know.
Erik: It’s not like we can’t do that, but it’s like give us a fucking break! Meet us halfway. And when we get family members and loved ones who do find that subtle energy and they get calm and they listen and they notice all of the interactions, then all of a sudden we’re not just a part of one little moment in your life because you heard the fucking drums, and you know, “Oh, but I had that moment, and now it’s gone, and now I’m sad again, because now I’m alone again, and that wasn’t enough so you gotta perform again, Monkey Boy. Go, Monkey. Go!
Jamie and I let out a laugh.
Me: You poor guys.
Erik: If you paid attention to the more subtle energy, you’d notice that we’re there every day. Every step. We’re in the air. You can smell us; you can feel us move through the room.
Erik: You can feel when we walk out of the room. You can feel when we come back. And that we’re still part of your life; it’s just a different kind of function. So, yeah, I’d love to sit down in front of the computer and just smack talk everyone’s ass.
Jamie: Smack talk? (Giggling) Okay.
We both laugh.
Jamie: There are some things that he says that I think, “Sixteen year-old girl.”
Me: Oh no! Don’t say that to him!
Jamie: There have been a few things he’s said that have just been so cute! Smack talk.
Erik (laughing): Man everybody understands that term. Don’t get on to me for that one!
Me: Yeah really! No, I understand it!
Erik: I would love to do that, but what’s the purpose? I’m spoon-feeding your ass! The whole point of sitting closer to this world is priming you for it, letting you grow to meet it. Man, I gotta be a good parent. I gotta say, “I love you so much, but I can’t pay for all of your car! You’ll have to get a job too.”
Jamie is trying hard to translate through her laughter.
Me: You remember that well, don’t you, Erik?
Erik: There were clearly enough funds to buy the car!
Erik: We had to get a job and pay for it.
Me: I know.
Erik: It made sense.
Me: Didn’t seem to make sense to you at the time!
Erik: I didn’t like it, but it made sense.
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.
I refuse all donations and ad revenue on the blog. It is my dream to one day establish a nonprofit organization that delivers a variety of spiritual services for those who have lost loved ones to suicide and cannot afford that assistance on their own. It’s a mission of love, sacrifice, and dedication.
Love and light,