Me: Do astrological signs really influence our nature or personalities?
Erik: Yeah, the time you’re born, when you’re born, actually influences your personalities. And people forget to ask this: The pre—
Jamie (to Erik): Are you saying preconception?
Erik: The preconception period also defines your personality.
Me: What do you mean by that?
Erik: How your parents were behaving, what they were thinking, what they were going through as they were making that egg or that sperm, and what they’re emotional state or balance was during conception. That helps make the foundation of who you are. It’s not just conception on.
Me: Well, how do these astrological signs wield their influence on us?
(Pause as Jamie listens to Erik for a while.)
Jamie (excitedly): Oh my god, that was the most brilliant definition I’ve ever heard!
Me: Aw, good job, Sweetie!
Jamie: He floors me! I love it! I love learning something new from him every time!
Jamie: Okay, so he describes it really simply. Like you go into a room and the furniture is arranged a certain way. Let’s say the couches are turned to face against the wall. You can’t sit down on them, and you’re looking at the backs of the couches, and you’re born into this kind of environment. It would affect how you are in your environment, how you react to this space that’s given to you.
Me: Oh, okay.
Erik: Yeah. So, let’s say that you were born into a room that had a ton of chairs.
Erik: A ton of chairs, but like no bed, no nothing. The placement of each piece of furniture and what kind of furniture it is and what color it is will affect your mood. But it will still affect you as an adult. Let’s say you walk into a room and there’s nothing to sit on.
Erik: You’d make do. You’d adapt, but you would change what your likes and dislikes were so that you could adjust to the space.
Me: Ah! I see.
Erik: So, where the planets are, think of that as pieces of furniture—where they are in space and what kind of energy they’re holding for what kind of cycle—we call that our year. That is all going to affect who you are when you come into this world and breathe into it. It’s not about the building of the baby, because you’d think your true moment of entry is conception, but that’s not true because you not interacting with environment. You’re only interacting with Mommy inside the womb.
Wow, it’s been a long time since I heard the word “mommy” come out of his mouth. Sounds nice.
Erik: So, it’s that moment of air when you come out and you touch environment. That’s when it’s documented, and that’s when we can find a correlation with it reflecting on how you would be.
I’m not sure I understand, but as the long list of famous dead people collects dust on the desk in front of me, I think to myself, ‘One of the blog members will make sense of this.’
Me: How cool!
Jamie: I’ve never heard it explained in terms of furniture placement!
Me: Well, Erik doesn’t sit on chairs. It always had to be a countertop or the back of a sofa.
Jamie (laughing): Seriously! You know, he IS on the back of my couch again!
Be sure you mark your calendars for the Channeling Erik Weekend of Enlightenment in Austin, TX on March 2nd through the 4th. It looks like we’re going to have a big group, and it should be so much fun! Details about accommodations, the program schedule, etc. will be posted as soon as Jamie let me know.