Channeling Erik®

January11th

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After Erik’s death, my entire family and I plunged into a state of numbness. We were shaken by a grief so profound each minute seemed like an eternity. Making the funeral arrangements from choosing a casket and burial plot to deciding what clothes he should wear in his perpetual sleep was an agony that clawed angrily at my heart. Every decision was gut-wrenching and insurmountable. All I wanted to do was lie down in a corner and sob. I’m so grateful for the inner strength my husband, Rune,  demonstrated. He too was in pain, but society mandates that the man must keep a stiff upper lip and muddle through on their own somehow. They are the silent, neglected grievers, the broken warriors who need just as much support and comfort as women.

In all the tragic turmoil, however, Erik came to provide us with comfort three times in as many days. The second night after his death, he came to my husband in an uncharacteristically vivid dream. In that dream, they were both standing near Rune’s new Ford F-350, a truck that my son drooled over with great pride. Then Erik said in joyous excitement, “I feel so wonderful! I’m so light and free. It’s an amazing feeling. Here, Pappa, feel.” And when Erik reached out to grab his father’s hands, Rune was overcome with a sense of intense euphoria unlike any sensation he’s had before. It was a feeling of joy, love, comfort, lightness and freedom that simply cannot be describe in our limited language as humans. After a few moments, Erik let go of Rune’s hands, leaned toward him and said, “This is what I felt like before.” Rune then felt the deep despair and darkness that had long tormented his son. The world felt heavy and unwelcoming. Rune knew Erik was trying to convey that he was fine, in fact happy for the first time in years. From that moment, healing for our family had begun.

Erik’s grandfather, José, had a similar experience. Let me preface this by saying that my father has never truly believed in life after death. To him, when the body dies, so does the soul. We all simply turn to dust. There is no immortality.  There is no God. There is no Heaven. Three days after my son’s death, my father called me to say that Erik had come to him in a dream. I could tell by his voice that he was quite shaken. He said Erik appeared to him as a small boy. He crawled into his lap and snuggled against his chest. My father felt, without a doubt, that Erik’s presence was real. He felt the warmth of his grandson’s small body and the love that emanated from his presence. Mind you, my father was wide-awake at the time. After a few moments, Erik looked up at his grandfather and recited a Spanish proverb that essentially translates as “things come in threes.” Dumbfounded by the encounter, my father exclaimed, “Why did this happen to me? What does it all mean? I feel so startled!” Erik’s visit challenged the very foundation of the staunch beliefs he had held for decades. As for the meaning behind the proverb, I wondered to myself if Erik was preparing my father and my mother, both in their 80s, for their own transition into the afterlife.

The third visit was to a family friend, Kelley. She has known all of my children since they were small, and our families have vacationed together several times. Erik was quite fond of Kelley, in particular. Shortly after his death, Kelley called me to recount a lucid dream she had had: “I saw Erik in a beautiful meadow sitting in a hammock with his back to me. Beside him sat a girl with long, light-brown hair.” (This may have been a former girlfriend who, 7 months earlier, suffered an accidental gunshot wound to the head by a drunken “friend” who thought he had unloaded his new revolver.) Kelley goes on to say, “People were milling around everywhere. I got the sense that everyone knew and loved each other and that they regarded Erik as some sort of celebrity. He seemed to have a movie star quality about him, like Brad Pitt. I moved closer to him and asked, ‘Why did you kill yourself, Erik? What could have possibly led you to do such a thing?’ Then he turned his head to look up at me with that charming, mischievous grin he was so famous for and began to sing a tune, ‘If you wanna be free, be free. Cuz there’s a million things to be,’ and then he calmly faced forward and hummed the rest of the song.” Kelley woke up with a start, wondering if the tune was indeed an actual song. Eager to verify her suspicions and lend meaning to the dream, she jumped out of bed, turned on her computer and typed the lyrics into the search window. The results stunned her because, although she hadn’t recalled ever hearing the tune before, it was an actual song composed and sung by Cat Stevens entitled, “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out.” Days after, the song appeared as a theme in a commercial for T-Mobile. Eventually, we would discover the true meaning behind that song as you will soon discover.

All of these dream visitations were of great comfort to my family and me although I wondered selfishly why he had not appeared to me, his own mother. In retrospect I believe I was too besieged by grief to open my mind and heart to him. But that would soon change.



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  • http://batman-news.com linda

    Erik, you are a true inspiration. It’s great to hear that the afterlife is total opposite to this current nightmare on this planet. I must say that I was very close to becoming atheist due to the horrors that currently exist in life. Now, I think I am going to rethink my atheist beliefs and look at life differently. It’s really hard on this planet to believe in a god that cares, well, it is for me. For the simple fact, that people suffer, children suffer, wars, etc., I think you get it. Anyways, I am so glad to hear that there is life at the end of the tunnel, and horrific experiences in life makes it worth while. You are a WARRIOR!

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      I hope you read on through the archives. A lot of atheists have been converted and comforted!

      • http://batman-news.com linda

        I will surely work on it. Thanks

  • amylee

    My 20 year-old son has a lot in common with Erik, he too has struggled with an uneasiness and anxiety since age 12. He never struggled in school, and actually excelled above other students,However, his anxiety was found to be related to a thyroid condition-Hashimoto’s and when he doesn’ t take his medicine he gets very depressed. I pray everyday that he does not take his life. He is currently on thyroid ,anti-anxiety, and antidepressant medication. I would gladly switch places with him to ease his pain. As a teacher and mother to a younger son with ADHD, I wanted to point out that Erik’s struggle in school sounds much like my youngest son who is 12. Since starting Ritalin, he has excelled. I was originally against it but his poor performance in school was causing him to be depressed. Sounds like the school he was attending may have dropped the ball in identifying a possible case of ADHD. My soul identifies with you and Erik, thanks for sharing your story. I had a similar experience to your husband’s when my grandmother’s spirit came to me right before I found out she died on the operating table. I didn’t know it was her at the time but the overwhelming and indescribable joy I felt lasted for 30 seconds or so, I was sitting in my car in a parking lot and thought the sensation was very odd.

  • Darla Berg

    Elisa, first off, thank you once again for your work and thanks to Erik. I am a mother and grandmother and I have a problem with being overly protective and fearful. When I was five-years-old, my father had a heart attack in front of me (He survived, but I was forever changed.) I had 8 sisters and brothers but, at 13, my older sister was murdered. She was 20 years older but very close and her daughter was almost murdered by the same man (a tenant in their apt. bldg -much younger man on drugs). Her daughter was one of my best friends as well as my niece. Our family fell apart. My mother wouldn’t come out of her bedroom for about three days except to use the bathroom.

    Then, Mom came out of the room and made breakfast, much better acting. She said that Mona (my sister) had appeared to her and told her, “It is alright Mom, it’s so much better here.” She spoke like mental telepathy and Mom knew it was really her as only a mother can know.

    I was 13, and decided that Mom was having some kind of shock reaction. I believed in God, afterlife, etc. but this was way, way more real. Still, I thought it was probably just a grief reaction..

    Then, two days later, my other sister, who was in England at the time and couldn’t get home, called to say that she had heard Mona’s voice, like mental telepathy. Mona had said, “It is alright. It is so much better here.”

    Since that time, I have been searching for religious/spiritual truth. I got a degree in psych. and have talked with many priests, ministers, social worker types, and college profs about death, psych of dying, etc. I have also lost every one of my sisters and brothers except one, and both parents. It seems like about every two years someone very close to me has died. I know this is sounding like a “woe is me” story, but the effect has been to make me afraid every day that my only daughter or her only son will be killed and taken from me. I take meds for depression and have seen shrinks to talk about this etc. but, I wonder if I will ever be able to get through a day without being fearful about being left behind to grieve.

    I have led a very full life, but it has been difficult and sad so much of the time. I guess I am just hoping that you and Erik are for real. This is probably rude of me to ask, but are you very, very certain that Erik is really talking to you? I believe in life after death, but there are many “dark nights of the soul” in my life too. Would you ask Erik to check on my sister, Mona? I know you are busy and have millions of your own questions, but I needed to ask, just in case you would find the time.

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      Gosh, you’ve been through so much.Having a large family has that as a drawback. There are such so many lives to take. As far as my beliefs go, it took me a long time to get there. Of course part of the reason was that I was raised by atheists. But then the pranks and visits came. Erik’s visit to my atheist dad really had me wondering, but still, I didn’t believe. Erik visited me in the flesh. Still I had my doubts. He turned on water faucets and unplugged appliances in front of me, dropped Airsoft BBs from the ceiling, but still, I couldn’t get to that 100% sure mark. It took hearing his voice on one of the recorded session (that was not heard during the live one) that took me there, particularly when the analysis by a sound professional confirmed the voices were not human because they left no voice print. I think I was afraid to believe for fear of finding out one day that it was not. That would be like losing Erik again and I wasn’t willing to take that chance. So, this is not the wishful thinking of a grieving mother. The science behind it helped me, of course. Read the posts, “Science Confirms Survival” and “Belief and Science.” That will help you. lLso, make your way through the archives. It might take some time but it’s worth it. So many people have been rid of their death anxiety by doing so. One young lady was so afraid to die that she could never leave her house. Now, she has no fear at all and is finally free of her bondage. Also, join the private Channeling Erik Facebook Group. You’ll never find a closer, more supportive, wiser (and often hilarious) group of people. In the end, this is your path. Take it at your own pace. I’m not hear to convince you. Others trying to convince me didn’t work. You can try to talk to your sister on one of Jamie and Erik’s grievers calls or the “call-out” calls. She doesn’t take many people on the call at a time, though. Erik brings the loved ones forward and helps them communicate if necessary. Ask the group what their experiences have been with these calls. Jamie’s site is withloveandlight.com.

  • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

    Google “CDP-Choline” (also known as citicholine) against social anxiety, depression, bipolar disease, PTSD and even thyroid disease. this has changed my life and I’m coming off of all three of my antidepressants. I’m not recommending this as medical advice. Be sure you check with your healthcare professional, but many don’t know much about it yet. The studies are just now pouring in. I take 250 mg every AM and I get it at http://www.lef.org cuz I get 50-70% off of all supplements by paying something lke $70 a year. It’s hard to find in regular health stores. Regular choline doesn’t cross the blood brain barrier, so that won’t work. It costs me about $14 a month.

  • Lindsey

    I stumbled on to your blog by accident, and I have to say…..I’m offically surprised right now! I was born on September 21, 1989 at 2:59 pm. I have just recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1. I am shocked beyond all belief right now……………

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      Wow, there are no coincidences, you know. One of Erik’s roles is to guide people who suffered like him to the blog and/or book. You got that nudge I guess. Maybe he’s one of your guides. I hope you read on!

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      Wow, and you were born one minute before Erik. That makes you the big sis!

  • Amelia Derusso

    Elisa,I lost my son a year ago,I am also so torn with grief.I had a reading with my medium on Sunday night and my son told me your Erik and him are great friends,He wanted me to read about him,so I been reading ever since.I am so incredibley besides myself.Your amazing.love Amelia

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      Aww, they’re buds! How wonderful!

  • phoenix

    I want to thank you for the work you are doing, Dr. Medhus, Erik, and Jamie. I stumbled across your youtube videos and have been sitting in front of the computer ALL DAY watching them! My daughter’s father passed in 2010, and I miss him like crazy. Hearing Jamie channel is refreshing to me, and the information is comforting. Still, I am grieving and cannot seem to move on. I was not with DJ when he passed, in fact, he was alone, and I wish I could have been there for him. I talk to him a lot, but I am usually crying or missing him and I suppose that my energy isn’t conducive to hearing back from him. Anyway, I have found a great deal of peace watching your videos and will continue to follow them. You are so fortunate to have Jamie. Such a gift. But, then, isn’t she an incarnated angel?? Love and Peace to you and yours……..and Thank You Erik, for it all.

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      How well I know what grief can do. Maybe you should talk to him through one of Jamie’s small group channeling calls. :)

      • phoenix

        This is precisely what I intend to do! How exciting is this!!! What an amazing gift. Thank you all…….

  • Nicole Russell

    My childs father was also Bipolar and so many steps your son experienced before his suicide so did my soal mate, Ray, he clog to material things and seems perfectly fine…one disagreement and he locked me out of a room and hung himself….Ive never told anyone but …cant remeber how shortly after…I had such a vivid dream he was sort of laughing and smiling trying to talk to me but I was CRYING so loudly I couldnt hear him I was on my knees in my dream and screaming “why!” and crying so loudly …after i woke i remeber feeling how could he be laughing….i never dreamed of him again until a few weeks later…I dreamed he was protecting me from him family who were throwing rocks and at me and killing me and i yelled to him “tell them I didnt do it, tell them what you did” and he said “I try Nikki but they dont listen”…I just bought your book on Amazon but can you tell me how you channel so frequently? and Vividly? Its been since Nov 14 2011 he died but Im still not over it and I need closure I need answers but I dont feel him anymore its just sadness and depression cloud my life…I dont know what to do…I need to know hes around…I need proof…Please any suggestions

  • Janet

    Hello Erik, my name is Janet, my son is Josh who was 27 when he took his life on May 28,2013, I wish I new why….

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      Oh Janet, I feel your pain. One of the most healing things for me was to actually speak with Erik through Jamie and other mediums. It’s really hard to find a good medium but it is well worth it. Jamie is one of the best but she’s very booked up. You can register for one of her small group calls where Eric brings forth the deceased and help them communicate. This is very powerful and healing. Kent and Cindy Lehman are also very good channelers. You could find them in my links list. Kate Sitka is another very good medium. Whoever you use, be sure to ask Erik to come along because he keeps the medium’s filters down and he also helps the deceased loved one come forward. Erik’s job is also to help the deceased communicate because some of them have trouble with that. I’ll do anything to help you. Know that I have your back. So do the rest of the members of the blog.

      • Janet

        Elisa, I would like to tell you I am so sorry for your loss, and I want to thank you for your kind words and guidance threw all this pain, I have never seen a medium so I will try to get intouch with the names you have given me. Thank you!

  • Guest

    Hello Janet & Erik, My name is Karen, My daughter, Dana took her life January 12 of this year. It is the saddest time of my life right now. She was my best friend & always put my interest before her own. We were so close. She has a sister who is so heart broken. Dana was 31 yrs. old. She’s came to me in dreams 3 times. My tv in the kitchen now shuts off & turns on by itself. I stumbled upon this website yesterday,which I think she kind of guided me to it. It has been so helpful to know that Erik has given us a chance to see where our children are and how they are doing. What kind of process they went through and how they are learning and teaching at the same time. Erik reminds me of my daughter because she had no filter either. She said what she thought and if you didn’t like it, oh well. She was proud to be from Brooklyn NY. Erik , if you run into Dana Koons, tell her “thanks for letting me know she around me and talk to her. She’s really a funny gal. You two would hit it off. Also tell her that I will continue to talk to her and prayer for her & love her very much, Blessings to you both. Karen.

  • Karen Helms

    Greetings to Elisa & Erik, Hello, My name is Karen, I lost my daughter, Dana This past January 12th. She took her own life. She had been in 6 rehabs the last year and married someone who was a lot older then her(19) yrs. and seem to keep her around what she called “those people”. I tried to have her come home & the day before this happened, she called me and said she was so modified & embarrassed at her actions for the past 2 yrs. She was my hero, best friend, We talked about everything. Some things I did not want to hear but she said “your my mom, who else am I supposed to tell. I’ve had 3 dreams about her and she likes to turn my t.v. on & off in the kitchen. That’s where I’m at most of the time. I still talk to her everyday & prayer for her at night. She was a true Brooklyn Girl & very proud of that. She loved kids. I hope Erik will try and find Dana Koons & tells her her mom knows she’s around, we love & miss her. And I’m so proud of her because I know she’s doing good things up there. A special blessing to you Elisa , I did the same thing u did after Erik passed, I looked up & read every book I could get my hands on . But yesterday, I was brought to this web site and the more I read, I knew my Dana had directed me to this site. Hope to get in on one of those special readings. God bless you both, and thank-you for sharing your story. Comforting to know your not the only one. Hope to talk to you soon. You truly are a wonderful & caring person. Blessings. Karen

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      I’m so glad you’re here!

      • Karen Helms

        So sorry, didn’t know if you got my first message, so I sent another one. Finally, there’s other people who have been through it , going through it and will make it through it! I always told my daughters, if there’s any way to come back after I die, you’ll know I’m around. TV, radio, dreams, etc. And now it’s happening to mew/ Dana. You have to go on with your life, but I always watch for the clues. She’s a prankster, so even in death, I’m on my toes, lol Love this kid. If anyone needs to talk, please fell free. Today is a good day. Blessings to Erik & Elisa xo

      • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

        Sounds like Erik has met his match in the prankster department!

      • Karen Helms

        Oh believe me, if she could run this show instead of u & him, she would be talking to u or be his side kick, just so she could have some imput. She loves to be “In-charge”. If I know her, she’s already trying to figure something out. The word is out…lol. They have to meet. Bklyn Girl. Accent & All. She only been there 6 months, she may need someone to show her the ropes. Or how to stop talking so much. They might have muzzled her already lol . Blessings to all. Karen. I have a picture of her on my FB pg. if u have time , look her up. She’s the blond with her sister Hugs to you, Elisa.

  • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

    HAHA! They’ll be quite the pair. Heaven will never be the same.

  • Karen Helms

    I’m still wondering , Which I haven’t run across anything in your blog, How does Erik, see or look down at you from heaven. Is he with you and around your house most of the day? Does he visit you every day and do you feel his presence? Or do you just talk to him during medium’s readings? I want to know that it’s my daughter visiting me and not Erik, which I don’t think it’s him. I don’t think I’m still understanding how we all can’t connect with our loved ones, if we want, just like you do with Erik.

  • Kari Silver Lining Mena

    I am about to find, copy, & paste all my stories soon ♡

  • http://www.chocolateloversblog.drummiller.com/ Adele Caskey

    That song “”If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out” was in the amazing movie called Harold and Maude 1971 film – To the friends of Erik – please watch it if get the chance. :-)

  • Susan…..Cody’s mom

    Finished the book! Have read a lot since Cody left us 12/8/13 at the young age of 17. This has been the hardest thing to face. I wish I felt his presence as much as you do Erik’s. He sends me flies cause he has an unbelievable sense of humor. I read your story and feel like Cody was so similar to Erik. Just wish he was still as loud about making his presence known. Thank you! Cody’s mom

  • Susan…..Cody’s mom

    Finished the book! Have read many since Cody my son left us on 12/8/13 at 17 year young… Reading your story and blogs provides some peace. Just wish I was getting more than the visits from flies from Cody as he always had such a huge presence, but than again he was always a jokester. Thanks for sharing….

  • Elli

    Also, I finally figured out you can click on “Archives” at the top and find out what year the posts are and find them in order!

  • Philip Salemi

    Your book was referred to me by a friend. What an amazing and strong woman you are and how fortunate to have the relationship you do with Erik. I have to tell you about two things that happened while I was reading your book. I am on vacation on the St. Lawrence river near Alexandria Bay. I was about 2 days into the book. I remembered reading about how Erik sometimes manifests himself in smells and as a dragonfly. One night I was awakened by the smell of men’s cologne. I did not bring any cologne with me and there was no one else in the cottage. The next day, a dragonfly landed on the finger of my nephew and stayed there for what seemed 2 minutes. The day after that, the dragonfly made it’s appearance and just hovered around fro a bout 5-6 minutes. I can only believe that those signs were all Erik validating for me. My mom passed away a couple of years ago and I have not heard from her yet. I fully expected to hear from her a while ago and am certainly ready to and in fact have been anticipating her signs. I have heard from dad but nothing from mom. I am hoping Erik can help connect us.. Thanks for sharing your story I can not wait to continue reading the blog and for your next book.

    Love and light to you and all.
    Phil

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      You’re lucky Erik didn’t give you one of his nasty smells! Erik says he nudges people to the book and/or blog all the time, sometimes with the help of a deceased loved one. I think that happened with you. Thanks for the kind words!!!

  • Marianne Astrid Jørgensen

    Thanx for the book, and the blog, It’s helps me in everyway:) love from Norway, Marianne<3

    • http://www.channelingerik.com Elisa Medhus, MD

      Hadet bra!!

  • Marianne Astrid Jørgensen

    I love the book, it’s give me som much hope and comfort!
    But, i Wonder Why i cant’t feel my moter and father, and other dear one’s. My mother died suddenly at her home in 2007. I blame myself, cos i gave her my medicine and she died because of it.. And i have to live with that blame.

    She promised me to give me a sign and visit me after life, we did talk about death many times.. But i can not feel her:( it’s feels like she is gone in everyway, and it’s break my heart.

    i have seen ghost before, when I was younger and iam open and can feel other things.. But not my own family. That’s make me so unhappy, i need to know. i can’t go on and enjoy my life wihout feeling something..

    Is There something i can do, to make it happend? I hope you have some advice.. Sorry for my bad english! All best to you and Erik:)

  • Joshua Jones

    Sweet story & I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I mean this with absolutely no disrespect or malice in my heart but I have to ask, do you ever worry that it might be dangerous for someone who is potentially suicidal to read things like this & in some cases may have the ADVERSE effect of what I think you’d like to accomplish with this book? I have to imagine that sharing Erik’s “transmission” (for lack of a better term) to his father about how the “afterlife” feels as ” a feeling of joy, love, comfort, lightness and freedom that simply cannot be described in our limited language as humans” could very possibly serve as just the kind of notion some potentially suicidal people would need to help them go through with the act? For so many people right on that edge, the difference between the pain of living & the unknowns of what’s next can be so thin that often maybe all they’d need is just that kind of statement from a person who has lost someone to suicide. I am not doubting your story or your sincerity, honestly, but for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide & have not been lucky enough to have such “astral/psychic” connection & affirmation from the lost loved one, the thought of another family going through the same pain because they’re loved one got just the kind of notion they needed to believe that the next life truly is worth going to from their current life really worries me…

  • John Coleman

    I been wanting to commit suicide becuse now i have a jail warrant on me for child support and i was paying it. I just wanna give up. Ive lost my job and hope in life.