Death of a sibling

Body or No Body?

Body or No Body?

One favor before I share an extremely interesting segment of the November channeling session: The 2011 Bloggies are accepting nominations now. They have a weird set up. You can nominate a blog for as many relevant categories as you wish, but when you do, you have to include two others. For instance, if you nominate…

Numerical Sequences, 2012 and Manifestations

Numerical Sequences, 2012 and Manifestations

I would like to thank all of you for sending love and healing thoughts to my father. Hopefully, when we go back for all the tests next week, we’ll find out that he’s the healthiest 90 year-old on the planet. Here’s some pictures of him both young and recent. Isn’t he dashing? He looks like…

Poetry for the Bereaved, Part Two

Poetry for the Bereaved, Part Two

Enjoy Danielle’s second piece which she has accompanied with a song from the Tiger Lillies. Sister’s Blues I will share with you everything I know. The tender heart ripped from its root. Icy winds make the body shake & quake and squawk like a deranged & rabid animal. Fury’s acid sets the eyes green, the…

Poetry for the Bereaved

Poetry for the Bereaved

Today I have a treat for you. Blog member and poet extraordinaire, Danielle N., has worked hard to craft five pieces of literary art that helps us deal with grief and loss. For me, each one evoked unexpected and powerful emotions. Read them slowly, soak in the words and note the feelings that bubble to…

The Medhus Soul Group

The Medhus Soul Group

Channeling Transcript Me: When our soul group was in the “between lives” phase just before this life, Erik, what did we want to accomplish? How were we to help each other? What were our individual and collective destinies? I know what your destiny was, but what other key elements were involved in creating that spiritual…

Erik Plays with Arley (and Other Cool Stuff)

Erik Plays with Arley (and Other Cool Stuff)

Dang, it’s so hard to come up with a suitable title when the entry is about all sorts of random stuff, but hopefully the following will offset the sucky title. A couple of days ago, I was talking (through Jamie) to Erik about one of my daughter’s grief and anger issues. Like I mentioned in…

Sex, TV and Who’s on Top

Sex, TV and Who’s on Top

Before we begin, I’d like to update everyone on the state of grief in the family. Erik’s siblings are finally allowing themselves to feel anger and sorrow. For the last year, most of them have taken comfort in the attitude, “He’s in a better place and no longer suffering. I’m happy for him,” but now,…

Hippie Communes, Girlfriends and Location, Location, Location

Hippie Communes, Girlfriends and Location, Location, Location

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for bearing with me. I guess we bereaved have to have an occasional maintenance meltdown. Sometimes I feel like a pressure cooker. I busy myself every day so I can dismiss grief’s bony finger when he beckons me to wrap myself in his dark, heavy cloak. Every…

Rallying Around Chitra

Rallying Around Chitra

Thanks everyone for rooting for my mother. She did very well, despite her age (82) undergoing a colectomy, a reversal of her colostomy with reanastamosis. I will spend much of the week in the hospital, so I hope you’re patient with the paucity of new transcriptions. Again, take the time to catch up or revisit…

Ask Erik: Tracy’s Question

Ask Erik: Tracy’s Question

Tracy’s Questions Dear Elisa, I think the boys have definitely hooked up because my PC crashed this afternoon and I had to wait for my husband, Neil to come home from work so I could use his laptop.  Someone is messing around with my electrics! Shortly after Adam’s death I visited a medium as part…

Ask Erik: Chitra’s Question

Ask Erik: Chitra’s Question

As are most questions from bereaved mothers, this one was difficult for me. Her grief and sorrow stirred up my own. In this particular case, Chitra’s daughter, Lavanya, came forward with Erik and did most of her own speaking. I’m not sure why some spirits have Erik or the medium translate and why others prefer…

Kim on Jason and Robert

Kim on Jason and Robert

In an effort to get through as many of the Ask Erik questions as possible for those of you who have been waiting so patiently for the word for word transcript, I skipped an earlier section of my session with Kim O’Neill from September 21st. As I return to that segment, I see that it…

Ask Erik: James’s Question

Ask Erik: James’s Question

James’s Question Elisa, You wanted to know my name and age, it is James and I am 54,  born in Sterling, CO. My son is also James, born December of ’87 and he was killed in the Sterling, CO area in an ATV crash. If you would like anything else, please let me know. I…

A Jason-Erik-Robert Sandwich

A Jason-Erik-Robert Sandwich

As always, I have a little preamble. Sorry. As you all know, it’s been a tough time of the year for me. Lot’s of “firsts.” First birthday since Erik’s death, first anniversary of his death, first anniversary of his burial (today.) And of course, I’ve been expressing that grief in the blog, not only to…

Erik’s Death, Part Two

Erik’s Death, Part Two

This is the continuation of Erik’s description of his death and the events that occurred in the moments that followed. Erik: Then I felt pulled. It felt like I was being pulled from the back of my shoulders. Not pushed, but, it’s kind of what I would imagine water being moved up a straw would…

Erik Describes His Death in Detail, Part One

Erik Describes His Death in Detail, Part One

This part of the channeling transcript was not at all easy for me. The graphic memories, the heartache, the sense of loss, it all flooded back to me like a tsunami of dread and despair. For that reason, I’ve transcribed just a portion of Erik’s description of his death. The heart can only endure so…

Ask Erik: Hannah’s Questions

Hannah’s Questions Hello Elisa! My name is Hannah. I live on XXXX and I am 43 years old. My 18 year-old nephew Miles was killed in an accident at the very beginning of 2008. I flew back out to the east coast to be with my brother Russ (Mile’s dad) right after it happened and…

Ask Erik: Cheryl’s Questions

Ask Erik: Cheryl’s Questions

Cheryl’s Questions Hi Elisa!  I was so surprised and shocked to receive your quick response.  Thank you! I am 54 years old and live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Joseph (father)  was 73 years old when he passed away in Canton, Ohio. Lillian (sister) was 56 when she passed away in New York City. David (brother) was…

Ask Erik: Tom’s Question

Ask Erik: Tom’s Question

This question was very difficult for me. For one, I was feeling a bit down that day, swept from pillar to post by yet another tidal wave of grief. But I also felt a connection to Tom’s story, to his son, Matteo, and the pain they both have endured. Even as I write these words,…

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