Channeling Erik®
  • Afterlife
  • January8th

    18 Comments

    One of my wishes when it comes to losing Erik from the earthly plane is for him to “have it all” there. Unfortunately, the afterlife is not 100% perfect, not the panacea we all hope for. What he misses is not earth shattering, but, as a mother, I want only the best for my son. Read on.

    Me: Okay. What do you miss most about earthly life, Erik?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (giggling and blushing): I can’t type it out?

    Me: No, no, no. Just say it! It’s R-rated, people! Cover your children’s ears!

    Erik: I know the right thing to say is family. In all honesty, joking aside, besides my penis, I miss my family the most.

    Me: Oh, no!

    Jamie: It’s hard to tell when Erik’s pushing the line or if he’s really sobering up to the answer. Sobering up to the answer, he misses people, the connections and relationships, the most–with the people he’s supposed to be with.

    Me: Well why is it different? Why should it be different?

    Erik: That’s the point. It shouldn’t be that different, but people don’t believe—people on Earth—believe that death is the end. They don’t believe that you can belly up to some table and actually discover a way to talk to people in the afterlife. Life continues. You are not on this short little cycle.

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Oh, I guess he’s just speaking to the room, because he just turned away and said, “I can’t wait until people learn this fucking shit. Just to learn that life doesn’t begin and end; it’s continuous. (Throwing his arm out) And it goes and it goes and it goes and it goes.”

    Me: So death is like dropping your body like a suit of clothes; that’s it.

    Erik: Ta da! Mm hm. Yes.

    Me: Okay. So what part of relationships do you miss? Do you miss the physical aspect of hugs? I mean, you and I have a relationship, but there are certain things missing, obviously.

    Erik: C’mon, man. Are you putting words in my mouth?

    Me: Yes, I am.

    Erik: But I do miss—it’s the tangible, the contact that you have hand to hand. I dunno.

    Jamie: Aw, I love this. His voice just drops like a real soft tone.

    Erik: I dunno. I just want people to take time…

    (Pause)

    Jamie: He’s pausing.

    (Pause)

    Erik: To physically feel, you know, what is the texture of the curtain like? What is, you know, the softness of your sweetheart’s skin, how does their hair feel? I don’t know why people are choosing to be more independent and pull away from that, like snuggling isn’t good or something?

    Being an extremely affectionate mother, I used to snuggle with my children all the time. Still do. They find it annoying when I still beg for them to sit in my lap, so I’m surprised to hear that Erik misses it.

    Erik: We really—

    Jamie (laughing): He’s funny.

    Erik: —should start a campaign that snuggling saves lives.

    Me: Snuggling saves!

    Erik: Snuggling saves whether it’s with your pet, with your child—

    Ah ha!

    Erik: —your sweetheart. Snuggling saves lives. That contact that you have, you can’t replace it. When you let go and you’re in the afterlife, you’re an energetic body, and granted, you gain so much, but you do lose that physical body. Now what can that physical body do, right? Touch, resist, hold on to things. It can eat. It can shit.

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Me: I’m sure you don’t miss that.

    Erik: Nah, not really. I definitely don’t miss constipation.

    Jamie and I laugh even harder.

    Me: I don’t think anybody would.

    How did we get here? Should we pause for a Dulcolax commercial?

    Me: Maybe the Activia people—(I sing the Activia jingle.)

    Jamie: He was singing that, too!

    Erik: It’s so contagious. I would tell people, you know, kind of my personal advice while you’re living is touch, reach out, hold someone, pay attention to what it physically feels like, cuz the emotions, you can continue to have those, and you can continue to have conversations. It’ll translate different, because you’re not looking at that person’s face, and you’re not physically touching them. You’re energetically touching them; you’re emotionally touching them; you’re mentally touching them, but all of this doesn’t require the physical body and the senses that we experience that don’t pertain to the physical body—

    (Pause)

    Jamie: I argued with him and said, ‘I think all senses pertain to the physical body.’

    Erik: You know what the fuck I mean. Reaching out and really making sure that it’s real, right? You’ll tend to dismiss them. You don’t give them the same validity and strength and power that you would with another one. And (poignant pause) I wouldn’t want to see anyone that I know, that I’ve currently met on Earth, have that regret when they come here about not hugging someone enough or not remembering what the dirt felt like beneath their feet. That’s ridiculous. This is everything you can do right now, cost-free.

    Me: That’s true, and I think that physical touch also evokes emotions, and that gets to the root that we are emotional beings. It seems like here, we mostly just think. We don’t feel physically, and we don’t feel emotionally as much as we should.

    Erik: I know. We need to—here’s another line of T-shirts. (Jamie fumbles horribly on the word “T-shirts” by saying “Ter-sheets.)

    Me (giggling) Ter-sheets! I like that.

    Jamie (laughing): Ter-sheets! I translate verbatim. It’s terrible. (Pause) Unless he gets to the dirty words and then he makes me pause.

    Erik: Another line of T-shirts is. “I am an emotional being.” Drop the “human.”

    I think most people would either run away from you or run to you with a hankie if you wore that.

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Aw, he’s just kind of ranting right now. He’s talking about science and doctors and there are articles published and discoveries, all these things.

    Erik: They can now say that your first reaction against whatever it is emotional, then it’s physical, and then it’s your thought. So, what the fuck is wrong with us that we always think that thought comes first? Holy shit. We’re missing two huge reactions that have already occurred, choose to black them out and ignore them and go straight to the thought process which is the last fucking thing that happens! And we give it more energy, more value, more control and then later on, we realize emotionally we were crushed, and now we have to be in therapy for a really long time and fix ourselves, and we wish we would have reacted a different way. But yet you’re not changing the process of you, your understanding of the process—you’re still latching onto what you’re thinking, and you’re not practicing identifying what you’re feeling.  Got to identify—

    Jamie: He’s got his little hands in fists, and he’s hitting his legs [to the beat of each word].

    Erik: You’ve got to identify what you’re feeling! That’s it! That’s the answer to most of the shit you’re asking for.

    Me: Emotionally honesty for yourself and others.

    Erik: Yes.

    Me: That seems to be your number one rant. It’s very important.

    Erik: Mom, it’s—

    Jamie (giggling): “Mom,” I love when he says that.

    Erik: Mom, it is the foundation for anything that you ask. Anything!

    Just a head’s up. I will not be able to post tomorrow as I will be having a very long day. It’ll be a great time to read through or revisit those archives though!

  • December21st

    23 Comments

    I know I don’t often post on the weekends, but my sister, Teri, emailed me this story that I found so intriguing, I couldn’t resist. I think every skeptic, including atheists, should read it. It’s all about perspective, people!

    ~Preparing to Be Born~
    In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replies, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”  ”Nonsense,” says the other. “There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?” “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.” The other says “This is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short.” “I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here.” The other replies, “No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and anxiety and it takes us nowhere.” “Well, I don’t know,” says the other, “but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us.” “Mother??” You believe in mother? Where is she now?” “She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world.” “I don’t see her, so it’s only logical that she doesn’t exist.” To which the other replied, “Sometimes when you’re in silence you can hear her, you can perceive her. I believe there is a reality after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for that reality.”

    Babies  in Womb

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  • December2nd

    15 Comments

    To all of you who have lost loved ones, I’ve been thinking about you during the holidays. Even after four years, I look at the empty chair at our Thanksgiving table with a heavy heart. I find it hard to choke back the tears, but because this is a day of gratitude and no one wants it to be tainted with sobs, I do. It’s difficult to weigh the losses with the joys of having a loving family, my CE peeps, good health, and other blessings, but a balance must and can be reached. We still have holidays approaching, and I hope we can all wrap our arms around the joys and realize that, in the end, our loved ones are not really gone. They’ll be tossing back their own celestial glass of spiked eggnog along with us. 

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    Me: Some think it’s becoming easier to speak with those in the afterlife.

    Erik: Yeah, that’s not because we’re getting bigger and better. We have the same equivalent knowledge, you know, inter-dimensional travel, all of that. Humans are finally getting back to the norm. We’ve had lights out for a long time.

    Me: Yeah, well, material science and organized religion put us off the path a little bit.

    Erik: Yeah, it took away your natural instinct for intuitive abilities.

    Me: Is there anything we can do to facilitate that dialog?

    Erik: That dialog with the afterlife?

    Me: Yeah.

    Erik: Yes. If you wanna facilitate it, you need to look at yourself as being an instrument.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: And how do you fine-tune your instrument? The biggest fucking drum I can hit is don’t have any fucking beliefs. Don’t have an expectation that God’s voice is going to sound like booming lightening, you know.

    Me: Really!

    Erik: Because it might sound like a six year-old girl. Expectations will ruin your experience, and you find it true in life as well. For some people, for example, they have an expectation that something has to reach a certain timeframe. Humanly things that we do is we create an expectation so that if we achieve it, we’ll feel safe or we feel productive, like we’re in control. And if you feel the need to be in control—

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): I don’t understand that.

    Erik: If you’re feeling the need to be in control, then you’re not understanding wholly that you are a part of a whole.

    Me: Hmm. Interesting.

    Erik: If you have this desire that you have to be in control—I’m not talking about fucking cleaning your house. That’s great. You OCD away. .

    I wish he had OCDed a little bit when he was here. His room always looked like it was the place where a documentary on F-5 tornados might be filmed.

    Erik: I’m not talking about being in control of the external world. That’s when you’ve fully signed on to the concept that you’re an individual and you’re apart from everything else and you must just be a badass because you have that special ability—to control the external world. That’s a crock of shit. You need to fine tune that instrument and realize you’re a part of a whole.

    Me: Exactly. It’s hard not to have expectations. That’s like telling someone, “Don’t think of a pink elephant.”

    Erik (in a monotone voice): PINK ELEPHANT.

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Jamie: He’s just repeating it.

    Probably just trying to make me think only of a pink elephant for the next couple of hours. Great. Thanks, Erik.

    Erik: You can spend a helluva lot of time talking about how to fine tune your instrument. There are so many people who really desire and want to communicate with the afterlife, but they don’t realize that their need can often snuff out the experience, you know, like we said, because of the expectations and because of the emotional quality of those expectations. Let’s, you know, if you were on a swing like one of those tree swings, and you’re swinging really high like a pendulum, and then somebody from the ground asked you, “Which way is the wind blowing?”

    Me: Ah!

    Erik: What are you going to fucking say? When you’re going one way, you’re going to say, “Against my back!” Then when you’re going the other way, you’re going to say, “No, it’s hitting my face! No, it’s hitting my back!”

    Me: Great analogy! I like that.

    Erik: You don’t have any awareness of really what it is. You have to—

    Jamie: That was so brilliant, Erik!

    Me: I know!

    Erik: You have to get your tree swing to get centered and to get calm. You can’t be in total grief. You can’t even be in total joy. I’m not saying one is right and one is wrong. I’m saying you gotta get neutral. You gotta say on the fence. And then when it’s still and the person asks you, “Which way is the wind blowing?” you can say, “Oh, there is no wind now,” or “The wind is blowing east to west. So the way you position yourself can influence what you’re experiencing. People want to get at the truth, and to get to the truth you’ve gotta be a clear, free-flowing instrument.”

    Me: That is so brilliant, Erik.

    Jamie: I know! I want to give that a freaking standing ovation! Wow.

    Me: Anything else about that?

    Erik: No, they’ll get that. They’ll understand that, because it comes with a visual. You can talk about feeding yourself the good energy or the energy that your body needs. Just like the food your body needs, you gotta take care of it. Why do people think they can destroy themselves or ignore themselves and let themselves get sick but yet they think they have the right to experience everything, all of this. It’s like, “Really? You can’t walk the talk.

    Me: Yup, but it’s pretty hard.

    Erik: One of the most important things you have to do is shut off the logical part of your brain. Depend on the emotional, intuitive part to get centered. You can’t just go on with, “Am I doing this right? Am I talking to the afterlife?” and shit like that, letting your analytical mind take over is not going to let you get centered. You’re going to swing from one side to the other and not have any point of reference for which way the wind is blowing.

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    Tomorrow at 9:00 AM CST I’ll be appearing on Great Day Houston, a TV show hosted by the very talented and beautiful Debra Duncan. If you live in Houston, please tune into KHOU TV.

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  • October17th

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    Me: What’s the future of afterlife research?

    Erik: Oh, kick-ass question.

    Long pause

    Jamie: Okay, back up, Erik.

    Long pause

    Jamie (to Erik): So 3 years for what?

    Pause

    Jamie (to Erik): Oh.

    Jamie: Okay. He’s talking about in three years when science gets a grasp on spirituality, of afterlife—we’ll call it afterlife—he’s um. (Giggling) All right, Erik! He’s talking really fast.

    Erik: For a long time in history, science and spirituality had to stand in different parts of the house, but really these two can go hand in hand. You’ll notice in the next three years, you’ll hear a lot of talk about machinery that’s able to identify subtle energy movements’.

    Me: Hmm!

    Erik: We already have machinery that can detect subtle energy. These are energies that are commonly unavailable to average sight, and, you know, seeing is believing, right? That’s what our culture says, and because we didn’t see it, we didn’t know to hunt for it. Now that we’re catching on to these things, first you’re going to see an explosion of how this subtle energy movement affects the health of the physical body.

    Me: Uh huh.

    Erik: Because health is a widely known acceptable market.  We’ll want to listen and understand about that, so we’ll discuss that first. But really underlying all of this is if they can identify this subtle energy, then they can identify the soul without a body.

    Me: Interesting. What is this machine that can detect subtle energy now? What is it used for now? Is it for this or another application?

    Erik: They’re just using it now to look at the energetic fields around human bodies.

    Me: Okay. For what purpose? For health? Just for fun?

    Erik: No. It started out as curiosity, but then they found that certain patterns correlated with certain diseases and illnesses.

    Me: Oh.

    Erik: So, it’s an advanced way of diagnosing what is going to happen in the physical body, which has been the absolute fucking belief from the beginning in the whole Eastern world: You must maintain your energetic body so that your physical body can be healthy. It’s just another way to feed yourself.

    Jamie: Oh, I really like that visual. He says we’re taught to feed ourselves well so that our physical body is better, but he made it sound like we have to feed it the right energy to keep our body disease-free.

    Me: Hmm. Okay.

    Erik: You’re right. We just haven’t gotten there in a belief system yet, and when science, in about three years, starts talking about these machines—of course they’re be in these obscure articles and kind of underground, and then it’ll turn into, you know, incredible little experiments before it ever hits fucking mainstream.

    Jamie (to Erik): Brrrrrrrrrah. You have to back up, Erik.

    I chuckle. I know how chatty he can be.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): What is? The delay. She chuckles. He’s telling me the delay of scientific evidence into mass market used to be about 15 years. Now it’s about ten.

    Me: Ah, that’s better.

    Erik: In about 3 years it’ll be six, so it’s decreasing and that’s just because of the communication, like on the Internet and everything.

    Jamie: He’s talking about how the news is going to change.

    Erik: There will have to be channels on the Internet that are not opinionated—

    Good luck.

    Erik: —that are specifically enforced for factual evidence.

    Me: Why is the veil thinning? A blog member wants to know, but I don’t know if it even is.

    Jamie: Why is the veil ascending?

    Me: No, thinning.

    Jamie: Thinning. Yeah, that’s better.

    (Pause)

    Jamie bursts out in laugher for several seconds.

    Jamie (still laughing) Maybe you have to deliver the answer like this: You gotta be really quiet, and then you lean in and you whisper it like it’s some nasty news, because that’s how he’s doing it.

    That makes me chuckle. So like him.

    Erik (whispering and talking like what he says is some momentous surprise): It’s like that the whole time. It’s just that you are GEROOOWING.

    Me: Ah. I knew it!

    Jamie giggles. Still.

    Me: Okay.

  • October11th

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    For all of you in or around the Houston area, please join me in my book signing the Saturday at 6:30 PM.  The location: Barnes and Noble, 7626 Westheimer Rd. This is on the corner of Voss and Westheimer. Hope to see you there! Today, Erik’s addressing two completely different subjects only because the first one was so brief, I don’t want  you to feel ripped off before the weekend. :(

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    Me: One person wants to know what our relationship is in the afterlife since I’m also there. Are we supposed to assume that I greeted you when you crossed over even though I’m here, too?

    Erik: No, because the “you” that’s already there is not my mother.

    Me: Who is it?

    Erik: My mother is in your body in your life on Earth.

    Me: Well, if part of my spirit is there, what is that part?

    Erik: It’s the collectiveness. It’s like where I am right now. I’m the collective of all my lives that I’m living, and it’s why—for those of you who think I died and got some fucking key to knowledge and that I’m just a badass and it pisses you off that I know shit because I didn’t go to school and fucking learn it—it’s because when you die, all of a sudden—when you are ready—granted the connection to all of your other lives that you’re livin’.

    Jamie (giggling): Livin’.

    Erik: And with this, you access knowledge. It doesn’t have to be done through a book—

    Damn. Think of the tuition and headaches I would have saved.

    Jamie: Aw. He’s saying, “When I talk to my mom, from that life, I’m Erik, and that’s who I am in this voice. That is who I’m attaching to, but I also have the right to communicate with, you know, my sister in my English life in 2060.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: I’m not limited by time and space. Again, a lot of the questions that we have—just the language in general is based upon our concepts of time and space.

    Me: Mm hm.

    Erik: So, I understand why you’re asking that, but my mom’s spirit, her collective soul, would not have wanted to greet me when I crossed over, because for me and what I just experienced in my life, I left that woman on Earth.

    (Pause)

    Erik: Ah, I’m digging a fucking rabbit hole.

    Jamie and I laugh hard.

    Erik: I hope it made sense enough. If it bothers you, write more about it.

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  • August27th

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    This is for all of you animal lovers out there. That includes birds, insects and, well I don’t know about cockroaches. For me, the jury is still out on that one. But on a high note, I refuse to smush ‘em. That’s my husband’s job. No cleats though.

    Me: Are there animals there?

    Erik: Yes. Insects, plants—

    Me: Are they all ones who have died or can you create your own Chihuahua?

    Erik: You don’t really manifest another life form. It’s pretty wild. You can tend to plants and animals, but you’re not an owner of them. You’re a companion, but you don’t have ownership. There are different breeds of plants and animals that no longer exist on Earth or that haven’t come to exist on Earth that are in this higher dimensional planes.

    Me: Even T-Rex?

    Erik: Yo-yo, dinosaur!

    Jamie (to Erik, in mock frustration): Why? (To me) He says he’s going to follow me around all day and say, “Yo-yo, dinosaur.”

    Me: Oh no!

    Jamie: Better than apples!

    Me: Yeah, I remember he did that.

    Jamie shakes her head.

    Erik: Yeah, anything that existed or is going to exist on Earth is here.

    Me: Do you have to take care of dogs and cats and so on or can they survive on their own?

    Erik: Yeah, they can survive on their own. Remember, this is not a place where we have those needs—like you need water, you need food, you need this. So, animals can tend to themselves and there’s a pure line of communication between the two of them. You can talk to the animal and the animal can call back. Again, when I’m talking about conversations it’s more from the heart. I didn’t realize how much that frustrates me until we had these interviews today.

    Me (in a voice that’s like a mother talking to her baby): So you don’t have to meow like a kitty cat?

    Erik: No, but I’m sure when you get here you’ll still do it anyway, Mom.

    Me: I’m sure. There was another question I wanted to ask about animals, but I can’t remember it for the life of me. What was it Erik?

    Erik: How people can be animals?

    Of course we are, but I didn’t want to pull rank on the guy.

    Me: Yeah, that’s right. We can be animals.

    Erik: If there’s a life form, then a person can be a part of that life form. So they can be an animal, an insect, a plant.

    Oh, Erik. An insect is an animal. You must have missed that lecture in biology class.

    Me: Oh! I remember what I was going to say!

    Erik: What?

    Me: Do you have a particular animal companion? I mean, do you hang out with a dog, a cat, a snake or anything more than other animals?

    Erik (to Jamie): My mom’s pairing me up with a snake!

    Me: Uh oh. Sorry.

    Erik: No, no. I don’t have any companions right now.

    Me: What about my puppy dogs?

    Erik: Well, you can have ‘em!

    Me: No, I mean the ones who’ve passed away. All of the ones.

    Erik: Well, I get to see nut head every now and then.

    He’s referring to Peanut, our Chihuahua.

    Jamie: Nut head?

    Me: Aw. Peanut!

    Jamie: Peanut.

    Me (to Erik): Nut head. Erik!

    Erik: We don’t hang out every day.

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    Dear Reader,

    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,

    Elisa

  • August22nd

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    I love this one. It highlights how beautifully divine it is to not judge others.

    Me:  Erik, how are suicides, gays and celebrities treated over there?

    Erik: Not like suicides, gays and celebrities. How’s that for your answer?

    Jamie giggles.

    Me: Well, let’s start with gays. The Christians usually think the gays are going to go to Hell.

    Erik: Okay, should we just address the concept of Hell, Mom?

    Me: Okay, let’s do that. Let’s start out with that.

    Erik: Okay, cuz remember, the whole judgment thing is manmade, not God made. God doesn’t judge. God doesn’t say, “You’re good; you’re bad” “Oh, you followed my guidelines. I love you, but I don’t love you.”

    Jamie: He’s just cracking up.

    Erik: That’s just Crazy Town. God is ever-loving. God is embracing. I’m just going to use the word, “God” as a very broad term. I’m hoping that everybody who’s listening can understand that term and put their own name to it if they want. But if you have a belief in a higher entity—something that is greater than the human mankind, I truly hope that your definition resonates with the reality of what’s going on. Shape God’s image however you want. Him or Her, whatever you want, but you gotta understand that “God” is ever-loving. Never going to say, “Oh, you die, but you didn’t behave like I expected you to, so I’m going to send you to Hell.” That’s crazy, you know? Think of it as unconditional love on steroids.

    We both laugh.

    Me: Pumped up!

    Erik: It just doesn’t get sweeter than that. So, your belief system on Earth says that gays are going to go to Hell. If they signed up for it, then just imagine what’s going to happen to them if they’re closet gays and they never came out. They played the roles, and they had a belief system. They’ll think they’re a bad person—that they’re going to go to Hell for it.

    Me: Aw.

    Erik: Think about what their transition is going to be like, right? Cuz they handmade that for themselves. And they handmade it for themselves for a lesson. For a reason. God embraces them all. Everybody has their own right and their own free will to form their own belief system, to have their own thoughts, but really, when you get here, there’s no Hell. Hell’s definition is the absence of God or a lack of love for God, and it doesn’t exist. Sorry.

    Me: Well, God is all there is, right? Is there anything besides God? Anything separate from God?

    Erik: Not in our dimensional plane. There’s nothing but God.

    Me: But from what I understand, in all realities, God is all there is.

    Erik: What do you mean by all realities, Mom?

    Me (laughing): I don’t know! You tell me!

    Erik: You asked the fucking question!

    Me: Well, it’s like everything is energy. Everything in ever dimension is all energy. Even matter is made of energy.

    Erik: God is energy.

    Me: Okay. Is there anything other than God?

    Erik: God is the cleanest and purest of energy.

    Me: Okay. Anything more about how gays are treated in Heaven? Eventually they’re taken out of that self-created Hell if they do believe in that, right?

    Erik: If you have the belief that gays go to Hell and you are gay and you were in the closet, then you are hand making your experience that when you die, you’ll have a very rough time reconciling with yourself and accepting your own personal love for self. Because being gay is not negative. Nowhere in the solar system, nowhere on Earth, nowhere in your own personal closet are you going to find being gay as negative.

    Erik laughs.

    Jamie (laughing): You just laughed like a girl.

    Erik: Thank you.

    Jamie: He’s giggling is what it is.

    Me: Uh oh.

    Jamie: He finds it so hysterical that this is even a topic.

    Erik: When I think about it more and more, I just find it so absurd that we still are in a day and time where people are shunned for their preference, their own personal preference. For their own life, they’re shunned.

    Me: It’s crazy.

    Erik: I mean this whole movement of enlightenment, this has gotta go to rest. So if you are gay and you know you are gay or you’re in the closet gay but you’re okay with being gay, when you die you are gay and gay. You’re happy and you’re fine and you have an afterlife. There’s really no difference, Mom. It’s just a person who’s living their life and being honest with themselves and their emotional self that gives them further gain when they’re in spirit. When you’re here, it’s all about being emotionally honest. You did a lot of hard work when you were on Earth, so imagine what you get when you’re here.

    ***************************

    Dear Reader,

    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,

    Elisa

  • August21st

    10 Comments

    Me: Okay. Tell me about some of the work you do there, you, specifically, but others too.

    Erik: Hi-ho, bitches; I don’t go to work.

    Me: You’re so lucky!

    Erik: I have a purpose and I have a passion, but I definitely don’t go to work.

    Me: No nine to five, then?

    Erik: No, and I think you’ll find that everyone here that you’re asking, you know, “Do you have a job; do you work”, they won’t be able to identify that it was either. It’s not like how it is there—that you design your life around what your talent is or what your work is or what you chose. And people often describe themselves by the work that they do. “Oh, and who are you?” “Well, I’m an architect.” Or “I’m an artist.”

    Me: Exactly.

    Erik: And if you ask somebody here who they are they go, “Well, I’m Erik”, “Oh, and what’s your passion? Do you do something?” “Oh yeah. I do da-da-da-da-da.” You tell them about your “work” and how you choose to engage in your life. So when I’m hanging out with my mom or hanging out with the people from the blog, I don’t consider that work. That’s really more of a discovery process of my own personal life as well as the lives I’m interacting with. It’s all about growth. It’s all about getting into the experience and the knowledge, and I think that on Earth, that description of work, jobs, career lacks that definition of, you know, “I do it for growth—for more encouragement, for more understanding.” Most people get stuck in one thing like licking stamps, and that’s what you do. You lick stamps. But they forget to leave that job once they’ve understood it and got into it and go on to something else. And I’d like to tell everybody out there who’s [reading]; you’re not stuck in your career. You’re choosing to be in that career. If you’ve learned it to the max, if you’ve maxed out, step over to the left, step over to the right, or step up. Make a change so that you can discover more growth in your life.

    Me: Great advice!

    Erik: I try.

    Me: You try. You try hard, too. Do you have to go through some preparation or learning or apprenticeship for some of these jobs?

    Erik: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I get what you’re saying. I get it. Yeah, because there are a lot of things, a lot of situations that the newbies—

    Jamie (to Erik): What are the newbies?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): Just explain everything out in detail.

    (Pause)

    Erik: There are a lot of positions that we don’t want, or we don’t need spirits to come into this place: Home, Heaven, higher dimensional planes, to just jump in and start helping. You need to have your own personal journey first, and through that, it places you into that growth pattern, that “job” or “career” that you want to do for yourself. So we don’t really run into spirits trying to force themselves into a position that really doesn’t fit their needs. So, it’s not like you have someone over you going, “Okay, you’re number two, and you can only hang out with the number two zone. You can’t go into the number three zone.” Like we don’t have that kind of structure. Everything is internally guided.

    Jamie: That came with more visuals than words. (Laughing) Makes sense in my head, but I don’t think it translates well.

    Me: So, here, you wouldn’t expect somebody in elementary school to do brain surgery. Let’s hope not! I always envision like when you were a rookie guide like you’re in the Olive Garden where a seasoned waiter follows you and you have this label that says “trainee” on it. The guy’s supervising how you take orders.

    Erik: What the fuck? I’m not good enough for Bennigans?

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Erik: TGF Fridays? I’ve gotta be at the Olive Garden, huh?

    Jamie: He’s just laughing.

    Erik: No, you’re right. I knew I wanted to help people, because I started that through you. You understood what my choices were, you know, helping my family, my brother and my sisters. And to do that I found fulfillment. I found growth for myself. I found this calling, this purpose, whatever you want to call it. Now they weren’t going to let me jump into that in the highest degree. I did have to learn that I couldn’t interfere with people’s destinies, that I couldn’t just dole out advice if it was going to interfere with that person’s lesson, that there’s a difference between guiding someone and doing it for them. I needed to be very clear with that before I let loose. And also—

    Jamie (to Erik): Also you get a lot of feedback? What do you mean?

    Erik: You get a lot of feedback from those who are working in a similar area and in your similar interests. It’s not so much as a teacher. It’s more of—I wish there were better words for this shit, goddammit! It’s so fucking hard!

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Erik: You just know this shit. You sit down and have a goddamn conversation.

    Jamie (to Erik): You’re ticked!

    Erik: I’m ticked! Yeah, when you’re where I am, most of the time you’re feeling it. It’s a whole nuther fucking conversation in and of itself, and you sit down and you take away that and you want me to talk about it? Ah, man. That’s where it just gets crazy.

    Jamie (giggling): He’s just smiling, but he’s so pissed about it, I can tell.

    I chuckle. I can just see him.

    Erik: You just can’t do it to the hundredth degree—do everything that you can or you want to. They’ll have someone that you can check in with, but it’s not this kind of thing where “You can’t do that, young man! You’ve gotta do it this way. No, no, no!” It’s not black and white. It’s not as tangible as it is on Earth. It’s kind of like them grooming you so you can sit with the information, right? Cuz if you can sit with it, be with it, make a relationship with the situation, then you already have the fucking answer. So you don’t have to go to somebody else to mentor or teach your ass because you didn’t know the information to begin with. That’s how it is.

    ************************

    Dear Reader,

    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,

    Elisa

  • August20th

    7 Comments

    Me: Are there always people there who create the music—that can play these instruments? Is that the music you’re talking about that’s played in the arena, for example—and orchestra of spirits that play?

    Erik: Oh, that’s like people on Earth being able to play music, you know, bands, orchestras, all kind of flavors of music: jazz, heavy metal. All that and more.

    Me: Do you have music that doesn’t exist here?

    Erik: Yeah. Not even—

    Jamie bursts out laughing and blushes.

    Jamie (to Erik): Erik, I just feel like I have to apologize to people when you start doing this.

    Me: Uh oh.

    Erik: Not even that New Age, spiritual, angelic shit. It doesn’t even touch what we have here.

    Me: Mm. All right. We talked about colors—you mentioned colors. How are they different? I think you said that there are colors there that don’t exist here on Earth, but, in general, tell me about colors over there.

    Erik: Yes, well once you die and you come back—ask those people who have near death experiences where they cross over—ask them about color. Ask them how it feels, emotionally, because it’s off the charts. Same way. Remember, Earth is solid like this. (putting his two fists like he’s about to box). It’s intense. Yeah.

    Jamie and I both giggle at his pose.

    Erik: Being away from your body, you can’t get this. (He makes the same pose). You can’t get this solidness. Like you look at the color black. It’s just, it’s just black.  I don’t know. It doesn’t even look alive. It’s just color, right?

    Me: Are you talking about on Earth?

    Erik: Yeah.

    Me: Okay. I got it.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik, chuckling): You’re kind of rambling now, huh?

    Erik: When you pass away, the colors look like they have life to them in and of themselves, and the colors on Earth look muted and flat even though there are some great, beautiful colors. It’s hard to think that there could even be another shade of a color, berceuse we think, on Earth, that we’ve got it nailed down, right? We’ve got the rainbow. We made it plus and minus—the hues and tones and all that jazz and—but there is. There are colors you’ve never seen before.

    This post is a little short. I don’t want to short change you, so I’m including another short topic.

    Me: Okay, Erik. This gentleman wants to know what your take is on New Age like Deepak, Marianne Williamson, and so on. You don’t have to use their names, but what do you think about most of them—spiritual gurus or whatever.

    Erik: You mentioned Deepak, Marianne Williams—

    Me: Williamson.

    Erik (putting up his hands): Excuse me! Brian Weiss—

    Jamie (to Erik): Oh, I forgot about that guy. Andrew Wile?

    Erik: Gary Zukav, Eckhart Tolle. I dig these people. I totally handpicked those names, but I like the way that they’re presenting the material. I like what they’re teaching.

    Me: Do you have any favorites?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: You talk about favorites and he talks about Gary Zukav, and, um, he’s saying, “No, I just think that he’s a pretty cool guy, because he was talking about this shit before anyone else was, but he was doing it in a scientific way.”

    Erik: And I think that really took balls, because that could have just fucking crashed his career in a heartbeat.

    Me: Yeah.

    Erik: But he took that risk anyway, and, you know, he’s still writing stuff. Finally, he gets to put the spiritual tone to it, because, hell, back in the 70s and 80s they didn’t want to do anything with it.

    Me: Exactly.

    Erik: Cuz I think that’s, uh, I think he’s pretty cool only because he started the change, you know? He changed how people perceived things. He was a visionary.

    Me: Yeah, I have all of his books. They’re great. Now this same guy says he reads these channelings of Archangel Michael online. He says, “Sometimes they are truly beautiful and inspiring. Do these have any legitimacy?”

    Erik: Yeah! Absolutely! But you also have to think about who they’re coming through and what their agenda is.

    Me: Yeah.

    Erik: Are they truly filter-free and not, you know, using judgment? Are they trying to shape you to become a better person, but know what they define as better or tell you what is wrong to do or right to do? Cuz that shit’s up to you, man. I always say go with what you’re attracted to but read it—

    Jamie (to Erik): Do you say that? I say that too, man.

    Jamie guffaws.

    Jamie: I was like, ‘You sound like me right now.’ He said, “Take from it what you like,” and I told him I think I say it better. (Giggle.) He gave me this look.

    Me: Ah oh.

    Erik: Yeah. Take from it what you like.

    Me: Yeah. What rings true on an intuitive level. What “feels” right, not what you “think” is right.

    Erik: Yeah.

    Me: Okay.

    ***************************

    Dear Reader,

    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,

    Elisa

  • August19th

    12 Comments

    Me: In the afterlife, tell me some of the things you have. Are there malls? Are there restaurants? Are there theaters? Tell about some of the structures and establishments you have there besides the ones you talked about like that glass building.

    Erik: Wow, you’re really into this, huh?

    Me: I’m telling ya, man!

    (Pause)

    Jamie: It’s wild. He’s just running through pictures with me. I don’t even know if he’s purposely giving the images to me. Maybe he’s just running through pictures himself trying to figure out what he’s going to talk about. So far he’s shown a big body of water and, uh, it’s not just flat water. Even though I feel like it’s a lake, it has a shimmer or shine to it and there are waves. Maybe what the Great Lakes look like.

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Oh, now he’s talking to me. (To Erik) Okay, okay. Got it.

    Erik: No need for malls. We don’t need to shop. This is not a market-driven society. We don’t have billboards. There’s no need for to have money, right? So we don’t have these storefronts or exchanges for products and money. We don’t really need to eat like we did when we were living, so we don’t really have the restaurants and the food and all these kinds of things. There’s definitely a lot that you do leave behind when you leave Earth, but there’s a lot that you gain and pick up like music.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (laughing and shaking her head): I don’t know what he’s doing. I don’t know what he’s doing right now.

    Me: What are you doing, Erik?

    Jamie: It’s like he went off into his own world all of a sudden.

    Erik: The music is soooo fucking great.

    Me: Is it different from the music on Earth?

    Erik: Big time.

    Me: In what way?

    Erik: You know how you hear some of those instructors saying, “Music can tune the body; music can heal the soul.” You know, I used to think that was total bullshit, but I knew that music would change your mood. You know it can make you get up and dance; it can make you smile, but the real—Come on, Jamie. Get with it! Go, go, go!

    Jamie (to Erik, blushing and giggling): I know! I’m just not in the cussing mood, Erik!

    Erik: The real fucking shit about music is that it DOES tune the energetic body.  It does tune the soul. Man, it touches the soul right to the center core of it, if you could imagine it to have a center core. It changes the vibrational quality, which changes the entire structure of yourself. So when we have concerts, music here, it’s—

    Jamie (throwing herself back into the chair, laughing.): I’m not going to, don’t. Oh, Erik. He says that it’s like one great big fucking orgy.

    Erik: No sex involved, but you can imagine everybody’s energy being attuned to what’s playing. Now remember, it’s not so much about conversations where we are. We don’t say, “Hey, Jane. How’re you doing? Nice to meet you,” and reach out and shake hands. It’s not this kind of interaction. It’s more in depth. There’s more strength and vulnerability where Heaven is, where I am, where Home is rather than on Earth. Earth is very different. You have a lot of privacy. It’s very attractive in the same sense, but it’s not needed where we are. You can imagine that when you meet someone, you don’t just hear the words that are coming out of their mouth. You feel the emotions that they’re feeling. Like, take being empathic to the tenth degree. And you feel what the person next to you is going through. Now imagine being at a concert and you’re tapped in to what the music is doing. It’s changing your vibrational quality, which is totally affecting your health, your emotional status, and you have two other people next to you who are having a damn good time with it, too and you’re picking up on that shit. And the people in front of you and behind you and then the other thousand people that are in the arena, and then the thousands of people who are down with the music. It’s just amazing that it all comes together. It all comes in. And there’s not way that you’re going to just zip yourself up and say, “Oh, I’m just going to listen to the music.” It’s not that kind of experience here. That’s why the music is so fucking great. Now, you can either go listen to it, or we also have gatherings where you come and you participate in the music. You play your music.

    Jamie (chuckling): He looks like a puppy when he does his head like that. He’ll just tilt his head.

    Me: Aw.

    Erik (tiling his head to the side): I’m still a little baffled –

    Jamie: Baffled? Confused?

    Erik: Yeah, yeah. But in a good way. Let’s say I never played the trombone, but I want to play the trombone. Or I want to play this instrument, and I pick it up but I’ve never played it before, and I don’t know the steps of it, the technical side of the instrument. What’s crazy is, because I’m so attracted to it and because I want to learn it—or you can say remember it where all of the information is available—it just happens. It’s like—

    Jamie (laughing): He’s being so cute. He’s so amazed. He says, “You know, it just kind of fucking happens for you right then. You just kind of sit with it. You be with it, and then you just fiddle around with it for a little bit, and all of a sudden you understand the instrument and the instrument understands you. And you’ve got this relationship with it, and you can jam. It’s just really cool.

    Still, I can’t imagine him playing the trombone.

    *************************

    Dear Reader,

    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,

    Elisa

  • August16th

    3 Comments

    Me: Does it feel real over there?

    Erik: Does it feel real?

    Jamie: He’s thinking.

    Erik: I could ask you the same damn question! Does it feel real over there?

    Me: Yes!

    (Sometimes too real!)

    Erik: It feels real here, you know, even though you can’t reach down and smack your arm or pinch yourself. It’s the same sensation of being alive and kind of in your own boots.

    Me: Okay. Now tell me about—oh, do you have a girlfriend there?

    Jamie (laughing): I don’t know why he should be very proud of this, but he just kind of drops his head and goes, “Well, you know, maybe.”

    Jamie drops her head, hiding her face with her hair mimicking Erik as if he’s embarrassed.

    I chuckle.

    Jamie (to Erik): Maybe you should just answer your mom.

    Erik: Jamie, if I answer my mom, then she’s going to ask me more questions about my girlfriend, so…

    Me: Well, I promise I won’t. I just wanna know if you have one.

    Erik: Yes.

    Me: More than one?

    Erik: No.

    Me: No two-timing. Good.

    Erik: No.

    Me: Now, tell me some of the things you do there. I mean when you’re there. I know you’ve been helping the world understand the human experience, but what do you do there for fun or for whatever reason?

    Erik: Oh, I like to travel, like to go to extreme places. Tops of mountains. Skiing. Traveling into other dimensions, meeting people—let’s just call them people for simplicity’s sake—Meeting other people from other dimensions.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie looks intent, like she’s trying hard to figure out what Erik’s saying.

    Jamie: I don’t know what he’s doing. He’s showing me this building and it’s really, really tall. It looks like it’s made of glass—clear glass. It doesn’t look like it’s reflective like a mirror. It doesn’t look like a skyscraper. It looks like a window, you know, like the whole thing is made of it. It’s interesting because you really don’t see structure support beams, you know? You don’t really see a skeleton. It just looks very see-through.

    Erik: If you want to experience something new, that’s pretty much the place you can go that holds all the connections or information to other lives: future lives, past lives. That’s what I mean when I say lives.

    Jamie chuckles but I don’t get the joke at all.

    Erik: So that you can connect to your own or to others. But you have to have a certain amount of—

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): I don’t know what you just meant. Can you say that a different way?

    (Long pause as Jamie shifts her eyes up and to the right trying to interpret what he’s saying.)

    Jamie: He’s trying to explain to me that you can’t just go in and look at anybody’s lives. Some of it’s protected information like you have to have a pass or you have to have permission to see most of the information. But, for you, in control of your own things, all of it’s available to it.

    Jamie (to Erik): So is this like Akashic Records or…

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Yeah, he calls it the Library of Lives.

    Me (chucking): Well, I’ve never seen you go into a library, so that’s amazing!

    Erik: Slapped down! I think you’d be surprised to see some of the shit I do.

    Me: I bet so!

    Jamie: He stopped giving me the image.

    Me: Okay. Anything else that you can do there at all? Can you go snowboarding? Can you—

    Erik: Can you imagine yourself snowboarding?

    Me: Yeah.

    Not a pretty sight, though. I can see my face carving a groove all the way down the bunny slope.

    Erik: Then yeah, you can do it.

    Me: But you’re not just imagining it. You feel everything, right? The snow, the…

    Erik: Yeah, that’s the trick. If you’re on Earth and you use your imagination, it doesn’t really fulfill all five senses, like you don’t manifest it when you imagine it. Intuition is so strong and connected to the soul, the spirit in the higher dimensions than even you just imagining it, it manifests it.

    Me: Are there people, uh, where you have to have a joint manifestation for it to, I mean there might be a road or a building—or how about a beach that you don’t just create yourself?

    Erik: Yeah. You can experience other people’s manifestations. That’s pretty cool, because then you get to kind of get a slice of what their memories are or where they enjoy to be. If more than one person enjoys that place and you give it thought and attention, then it’s going to stay in place longer. Like, for me, if I imagine going snowboarding, if I imagine getting on my bike, and I imagine a track for it, when I’m done, it’s done. It doesn’t have to stay in existence. It’s the best damn recycling program ever.

    Me: I bet so!

    Jamie (smiling big): He said that with such joy.

    Erik: But let’s say I do it and five of my buddies come and join me and all of a sudden we have people who wanna watch, then what’s been created kind of stays in existence, because one or more person is staying engaged in that concept or idea.

    Me: Are there things that are there permanently because there’s constant attention to it?

    Erik: Yeah. Yeah, like the library.

    Me: Oh. I would say that, yeah. I mean I thought you would say that. What are some of the things your friends do for fun?

    (Pause)

    Me: You have friends over there, I guess.

    Erik: I do. We’re not tight or anything.

    He used to say “tight” all the time.

    Jamie (chuckling): Tight!

    Erik: I guess. I hang out with several different people. A lot of who I touch base with are people that I’ve met through the blog and through—

    Me: What do you mean, their loved ones who have crossed over?

    Erik: Yeah. Yeah.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: And through helping them, I get to learn more about, not just their lessons and what they need help with, but what they want to do in the afterlife. It’s wild, Mom, cuz when you’re on Earth, you’re driven by your own goals. You know, like you see yourself going somewhere and you make plans for it. For me, where I am, I don’t need that kind of drive. I’ve got a passion, you know, and my passion is reaching out to people on Earth, but I don’t necessarily have these steps in place or this progress report that I have to check off. I don’t have to meet anybody else’s needs ever.

    Me (chuckling): Good. You don’t have any report cards! I bet you like that.

    Erik (swiping his hand from left to right): Ds on ‘em.

    Jamie and I laugh.

    ***********************

    FYI, Jamie and Erik’s webinar on Saturday should be AMAZING! What’s cool is that Erik wouldn’t tell Jamie the topic for tomorrow so it will be a surprise and Jamie is convinced it’s going to be rude and crude :=o
     
    The web channeling takes place Saturday, August 17 from 10:00-11:30am EST.  The direct link to register is here: REGISTER
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    Dear Reader,

    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,

    Elisa

  • August15th

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    Me: Erik, guess what we’re going to talk about today?

    Jamie (giggling and mimicking Erik stroke his chin like a professor in deep thought): Uh, the afterlife?

    I detect a “Dur” in that.

    Me (excitedly): Yes! Oh my gosh. How did you guess that? Of course you know these things. Uh. Erik?

    Erik: Yes.

    Me: Do you create your own afterlife?

    Erik: That’s partially true, but not 100% true. That’s like saying do you create you own life. Yep, you do because you have free will and you make your own choices, but there’s some thin web of energy that helps you stay within a certain structure. So mostly, yes, but…

    Me: So, how do you create it?

    Erik: A hell of a lot easier than on Earth.

    Me: Do you somehow form it or prepare yourself for the afterlife while you’re living? Because some people who believe in Hell or think they’re going to have to battle demons before they get through them pearly gates (I say with my best Texas drawl).

    Jamie laughs.

    Erik: Yes, actually. Your beliefs that you create on Earth helps shape your entrance into the afterlife.

    Jamie: Mm, he’s giving me a weird picture of when you turn on a faucet and the water comes out of it, but you turn it down really low, the water from the head of the faucet mostly stays connected, then starts to separate and turn into drips.

    Me: Mm hm.

    Erik: As you’re transitioning there’s—

    Jamie (to Erik): Did you say “thicket”?

    I laugh, not knowing where this is going.

    Jamie: “Thicket of time”?

    Erik: There’s a selection or time or a short window in your transition where you’re still maintaining a lot of contact to the faucet. You’re not streamlining. There’s no separation. You’re still holding on to ideas and concepts that you would have maintained or created when you were living. You kind of react as though you were. But then you get so far away from the faucet that you start to separate, right? You’re still you. You’re still water. You’re still the same water that came out of the faucet, but you’re not connected to the faucet anymore or the pipes or the structure of that life.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: So, what you believe will play out during your crossing, but it’s almost inevitable—

    Jamie (to Erik, giving him a thumbs up): Nice words today!

    Me: Yeah!

    Erik: I’m trying. It’s almost inevitable that you begin to question your environment, your surroundings, and you become more connected with, uh, let’s call it the “reality” of what the afterlife is. So, you don’t get to shape the whole damn thing, but you’re definitely in full control of your own transition.

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Oh, he’s still chattering.

    Erik: It can be the tunnel of white light, lights on/lights off, dream-like. Whatever your crossing takes shape as is something that you’ve created for yourself—for you to experience in that way.

    Me: Okay. Now, what is your afterlife like, our personal one? I know everyone has their own different afterlife, but Erik, what is your afterlife like? Can you describe it in great detail and not just one sentence?

    I tease him because sometimes he doesn’t give me what I need—just one-liners.

    Erik: Fuck! Does my mom know me well, or what—telling me to say more than one sentence?

    Jamie and I giggle. Yes I do.

    Jamie (still laughing): He’s just mouthing off a little bit.

    Erik: Okay. Okay. What my afterlife is like. I still have my home where my family is on Earth as my home base. That’s where I go back for comfort and go back to check in. This is not true for every spirit, but this is the way I like to work. And I spend a bit of time learning how to interact with people on Earth to help them learn more about their life by showing them more about spirituality. You know, it doesn’t even have to have the word “spirituality” attached to it. It’s just helping them learn more about their perspective on life.

    Jamie: Really?

    Erik: Yeah. I like that one a hell of a lot better. Stick with that one.

    I guess he thinks the word “spirituality” might turn people off.

    Me: All right. Will do. Now, when you say you have this home base, is it a mock-up of your original home here? How do you create that?

    Erik: It’s not a mockup. I go there. To the house.

    Me: Oh. I thought you created your own afterlife house.

    Erik: You can, yes. You can create pizza; imitate the taste and smell of pizza. You can recreate a career or a passion. You can do all of those things and more. There’s more opportunity where I am than on Earth. But no, I didn’t’ create my Texas home in Heaven.

    Me: Okay. Tell me more about what it looks like, what your surroundings are like, etc.

    Erik: Well, I spend a lot of time with the people who are connected to the blog—

    Me: No, no. What does it look like, Erik? Trees? Meadows? Or… (Pause) Gas stations?

    Erik: Woman!

    Jamie lets out a big guffaw.

    Erik: I was getting’ there! Since I spend a lot of time with the people who are engaged with our story and our blog, I spend a lot of time transcending space and time.

    Jamie laughs. He sounds like Superman.

    Jamie: I laughed because the way he said it was like, “Ah, ahhhh.” Very glorified.

    She and I chuckle. So does Erik.

    Erik: So, I spend a lot of time transcending space and time, and I don’t spend quite the amount of time of what you might think of as “sitting in Heaven.”

    Jamie: He does these air quotes.

    Erik: There are buildings, grass, landscapes, trees. Color. Color everywhere. Colors you’ve never seen before mixed with other colors. Swirls and dotted and effervescent.

    Jamie (to Erik): Nice! Effervescent!

    Me: Do you have a thesaurus with you, Erik?

    Jamie (joking): I think he has a dictionary in his hand.

    Oops, that’s what I meant.

    Jamie licks her finger and turns a fictitious page.

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    Dear Reader,
    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,
    Elisa



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