Me: Okay, here’s another interesting one, Erik. One reader wants to know if someone, perhaps Jamie, Kim, Jeannie, me or someone else, could prove to skeptics that the afterlife is real, even applying for the Randi Foundation. I think the prize is around a million dollars or so. We could use that to fund the foundation we talk about.
Jamie (laughing): Erik says that guy is an asshole!
Me: Oh, really? I just assumed it was a girl, like a girl’s first name. He must be a skeptic, then.
Jamie (continuing the laugh): I am so shocked! Have you met him, Erik? Have you, uh, what do you know?
Erik: Here’s what I know. The guy is totally a skeptic. He’s using this in a way, uh, he’s trying to get answers about the spiritual afterlife to fit into a scientific equation.
Erik: So repeat the process, get the same response; repeat the process, get the same response.
Me: Yeah, you can’t expect that from the spirit realm, huh?
Erik: Thank you! That’s what I’m saying! He’s such an ass, because he knows it cannot be replicated, because each person is a different instrument.
Erik: But he’s totally alienating that kind of proof. Mom, there’s no way to win.
Me: Well what about doing this: A being in the afterlife who is known to be dead appears in front of a huge audience for that purpose. He or she could materialize and say something like, “See, I’m still around!” Can that be done, Erik? Or perhaps it shouldn’t be done.
Erik: Of course it can be done, and it’s been done in lots of places around the world.
Me: Oh, really?
Erik: Yeah, but what that Randi dude wants is the ability to record it and image it and then the next night, at eight o’clock, have it happen again like HBO or Showtime.
Me: Oh, I see. Wow, that’s tough.
Erik: And we just don’t a) function in that kind of time frame and b) care to entertain a jerk like him.
Me: What about taking him out of the equation. What about doing this for everyone else? Would it be a positive or a negative for our society?
Erik: Oh, it’d be a positive; that’s for damn sure. We’re going to be coming into more of that, because people are coming out of denser energy and becoming more, you know, fine tuned inside their brains, their bodies. Higher vibrations. So this kind of understanding is going to be common knowledge and common acceptance again like it was before a long, long time ago. So it can happen more easily.
Me: Oh, good! That’d be so cool!
Erik: Belief systems are required to raise vibrations, but at the same time, the belief system is what narrows your opportunities.
Me: Oh, yeah.
Jamie: And he makes this sort of box shape with his hands, like “shwoomp.”
Erik: So an open belief system is best. And that’s where we’re headed as a country, as a world.
Me: Oh, good. I hope so. Here’s another one. I don’t know anything about this, either. A reader wants to know if you’re familiar with the Suzy Smith Afterlife Code Experiment, Erik. Apparently this is another avenue for establishing proof. Everyone wants proof.
Erik: Now, her deal is a little bit better. But still, it’s looking for repetition.
Erik: And repetition using different instruments. The fault part here is you’re using what you know, which is science, to explain something non-scientific.
Me: Wait, there is some science behind spirituality, isn’t there, like quantum physics?
Erik: Sure, but I’m talking about science in it’s current state. It’s not there yet. Ask any quantum physician—
Jamie (laughing at her error in translation): uh, I mean physicist.
Erik (teasingly): Get it together, Jamie!
Jamie and I both laugh hard.
Jamie: I stuttered on it! (Pause) Go back, Erik.
Erik: Ask any quantum physicist to explain what quantum mechanics is; they can only touch the surface. They can’t give you a full explanation. They’re still learning. Give us about 5 or 6 more years, which is not a lot in the big scheme of things. We’re going to have more definition, more grasp, and people, the mass of the people, tend to wait until there’s acceptable knowledge before they allow themselves to consider it a reality.
Me: Yeah, I can see that.
Erik: That’s what’s gonna encourage this whole enlightenment movement, Mom.
Me: So it’s not too far off. Awesome.