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  • June8th2015

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    One of the YouTube subscribers may have picked up a very strong EVP from Erik. At the timestamp 1:27:48, right after the host, Sharon, calls for people to call in and says, “Make some noise,” you can hear someone (Erik?) yell, “Woo hoo! Come on, people,” after which Jamie says something like, “He says, ‘Come on, people!’” Could you listen to see what you think? I don’t remember hearing this during the live interview, but it was a long time ago.

    Now for the rest of the interview!

    Me: Are you still continuing to help us?

    Ra: Yes.

    Me: In what way? Obviously we don’t need to learn about time and other measurements anymore.

    Ra: Building a bridge to the star people.

    Me: Okay. Are you an angel?

    Ra: I have the status of an angel. The same function of one.

    Me: Would you say you have the same status of an archangel?

    Ra: That’s so closely related to God Source, so, yes.

    Me: Okay, so you’re an archangel?

    Ra: Yes, though I don’t hold the title. Nobody calls me an archangel, though the similarities of the embodiment of healing and loving—

    Erik: Really archangels are deities. You sit down and really look at it, yeah. It’s just Christianity’s way of keeping the multiple deities of God alive and acceptable within a belief structure or system.

    Me: Can archangels be aliens?

    Ra: Yes. Aren’t we all aliens?

    Me: I guess so. I figured that was coming.

    Ra: To associate us to only being human is very narrow sighted.

    Me: Back to the Middle East. What’s your advice to bringing peace there, or other places for that matter?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: He keeps showing me this really electric blue color and it’s moving through the room kind of coming from the room where I hear him talking and it reaches past Erik. Electric blue. It has a wave to it.

    Me: Hm!

    Jamie: Now and then it has some bright lights in it like sparks. Yeah, I don’t know how to translate that. I just see it. It’s like being in water almost.

    Me: What are you trying to tell her, Ra?

    Jamie: He’s talking about mass healing that is not just the people’s fault but the land’s ability to retain history.

    Me: Man’s ability?

    Jamie: Land. Dirt, the Earth, mountains, water that they constantly try to ground to.

    Ra: The land’s ability to maintain history, the memory of the fight, the war, the struggle. The land itself no longer knows how to cleanse itself and be happy, so the people on it recreate the (unintelligible) that the land has.

    Jamie: It’s weird. It’s like I’m really, really high up in the sky, and I’m looking down, and the Earth is completely barren. It reminds me of the video of Hiroshima—everything is leveled. Dirt, random trash.

    Ra: It won’t be until the land can no longer support life will the land be able to recycle and heal.

    Me: Oh, how awful. So, it’s like Phoenix rising from the ashes.

    Erik (yelling out): Yes!

    Me: So, what do you think about the state of humanity overall?

    Ra: You are winning.

    Me: Anything more to that?

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: Winning in what way? Because sometimes it really doesn’t seem that way, Ra. We’ve just got so much going on with the shootings and tragedies. It seems like we’re in this downward spiral. It’s very disconcerting. Morals are going out the window. It just seems like it’s getting worse and worse.

    Ra: Why can’t you love the night as much as the day?

    Me (chuckling): I guess I’m just scared of the dark. I don’t know. I just don’t know.

    Ra: It’s human nature. The reason you’re winning is that you’re starting to understand to embrace the harshness, the negativities and the fears to bring—

    Jamie (to Ra): Don’t know that word.

    Ra: To bring night and day to the same level. Then the level of love and appreciation and adornment, which occurs, they’ll be no more judgment on any action made my humans. It’ll only be accepted emotionally and through love.

    Me: I guess that’ll be a long time before we get there.

    Ra: You will not see it in this life.

    Me: Okay. Do you have any advice or messages for us?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: I’m trying to make sense of this. I understand the “look inward” part. You know, we hear that a lot. Go inside, but he’s saying, “Look inward to understand your whole surroundings.”

    Ra: No longer look inside of someone else to see how you are viewed. Look inward to understand your surroundings. This is what I would want the human race to remember.

    Me: Okay. In other words, be self-directed instead of externally directed.

    Jamie: Before you said that, Erik said, “That’s how you do it!”

    Me: Okay. Now, Erik, speaking of you, do you have any questions for Ra?

    Erik: Nah, I’ve been drilling him the whole time.

    Me: Yeah, you’ve been tossing it out there every once in a while.

    Jamie (giggling): He kept teasing me throughout if I had put my sunscreen on today!

    Me: And your sunglasses, too!

    Jamie: Oh my gosh!

    Me: What do you think about the blog, Channeling Erik, Ra? That’s my last question for you.

    Ra: Channeling Erik is continuing the build the bridge that I started. Few people are as brave and strong as you, and I mean the term “you” as in singular pointing to you, Elisa—

    Me: Wow.

    Jamie: Then he said “you” again, and he means it in a plural sense—your son, your readers, your community—

    Me: And you, Jamie.

    Jamie: Me?

    Me: Yeah.

    Jamie: Or Ra.

    Me: No, and you, Jamie.

    Ra: Bit by bit, the bridge will complete itself, and the mystery of life on Earth will be resolved. Belief in the afterlife and the Beyond will not go away. It will become solidified, and science will be honored for what they can achieve and what they do know. Thank you.

    Jamie (shrugging her shoulders): Thank you.

    Me: What they do know about they afterlife? Is that what you’re saying?

    Ra: Yes.

    Me: Okay. Any advice for Channeling Erik?

    Ra: It’s okay to be big.

    Jamie: It’s weird, when he says “big.” He doesn’t really mean it such as media or like a growth in the business like we think, “Oh, you’re big, international!” He doesn’t mean it in those terms. He means it in the lessons that it’s teaching.

    Ra: Yes. You don’t have to stay small and central in what you’re discussing and what you’re sharing. It’s okay to go big in that way. It’s okay to cross the—

    Jamie sighs in frustration and looks toward Erik. I know he’s said something irritating.

    Ra: It’s okay to cross the boundary of belief.

    Jamie: Your son over here just called it “the woo-woo line.”

    Erik: Yeah, it’s okay to cross the woo-woo line.

    I giggle.

    Me: Coming from the Woo-woo Guru himself. The Woo-woo Guru speaks.

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: Okay. Well, that’s all I have, Ra. Thank you so much for coming! You shined throughout the entire interview.

    Jamie: A lot. And it’s weird; it’s this little tiny headache that I get right above my eyes. He’s saying thank you.

    Jamie rubs the area above her eyes.

    Jamie: He goes away.

    If you live in or around the Houston area, please join us for lunch this Saturday at 2:00 PM. We’re going to meet at the Jason’s Deli at 10321 Katy Freeway (I-10). The phone number there is 713-467-2007. We’re going to talk to Erik and deceased loved ones on the eBoard like we did last time, so it should be a lot of fun!

  • June5th2015

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    What a dope I am. I forgot to post part two of this interview. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Sometimes I wonder about myself. I’m in La-La Land most of the time. For example, yesterday, my sister, her husband, my husband and I were talking about how around 10,000 people per year die from a fall while putting on their pants. Well, guess what I did this morning? Yep. Hit my head on the edge of the TV. Thirty minutes later, I slip on wet grass and hit my head on the edge of a deck and various other body parts on god knows where. Fortunately, I hit the other side of my head so it whacked my brain back into place from the first knock. Silver lining, folks. Silver lining. I’m going to post a couple of your stories today, too. There are just too many in queue to post them only on weekends, so I’ll post them on other days from time to time to try to get through them. I love them all! Oh, and one person said that as soon as she submitted her story, she felt like she was being wrapped in a goosebumpy hug. Erik saying thank you, I guess.

    Jamie: Erik’s helping me listen in, because he’s talking about Greek mythology. Who’s the sun god, Apollo?

    Me: I think so, yes.

    Jamie: The similarities are there and it’s almost as if they’re worshiping the same character. So, in many parts of Africa, before time was structured, the Sun God,

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Oo! We just got into a big argument. Listen to this! Erik is arguing the fact that it’s kind of known that people who believe in a sun god, that’s really God Itself. You know, God, He/She, the God Source Energy.

    Me: Right.

    Jamie: Light brings life, and all that. Metaphorically, it makes a lot of sense. But then, Ra said God doesn’t need any honoring or separate title. He left these worships to other people. People in quotes, right? Deities, gods, religious icons, saints, angels. And when Ra was discussing mythology, the belief system of African tribes—old days when they had the belief in a sun god, a water goddess, Mother Earth, that he was also a part of that belief. He said just because he donned that one title in Egypt doesn’t mean that he was that one entity for those spans of their dynasty. Erik’s talking across to Ra.

    Erik: It’s like (unintelligible) approach to reincarnation. Like my mom, she has her name, her character, blurred in time. Though she’s experienced other lives, uh, is living other lives, she’s only putting on this character for this one moment.

    Jamie: And Ra agrees. I’m so sorry. I was listening to the words and translating and not comprehending what that was, so did that make sense?

    Me: Yeah.

    Jamie: It did?

    Me: Yes.

    What a liar. I knew no amount of re-explaining would get me there. I just wanted to move on to put me out of my misery.

    Jamie: Erik will teach me later what just happened. I get so busy just focusing on the words. They’re quiet.

    Me: Okay. Now, why did they create this whole story about you and the Underworld, that you had all of these dangers and foes? They say you have battles with this creature, Apep, and you win the battle and become Kapera, etc. What was the purpose for this folklore?

    Jamie (chuckling): He’s letting me know he is smiling!

    Me (laughing): Oh, okay! Cuz you can’t see it!

    Jamie: As you were talking, he said, “I am smiling.”

    Ra: This story is about fear—it represented the need for the human to fight their own fears when that time came. When the lights go out, you have a different (unintelligible) and it is often weaker than the one you have when the lights are on. So, day and night in ages long ago tended to be very frightening. To feel connected to a god or a deity that had struggled in the nighttime as well in the moments of lack of senses, which also represents death—you’re “in the dark”, no longer in the light, being life—there were some similarities that comforted, hence they created these stories to pacify and understand the fear of being human.

    Me: Okay. Now, it is also said that when you wept, your tears created Man, and when you cut yourself—you’re a cutter! Uh oh!—you transformed into two intellectual personalities: Hu, or authority, and Sia, or mind. Why did they create this?

    Ra: It is also understood that when I masturbated—

    Jamie blushes.

    Me: Oh my god.

    Ra: –I created my children. This made them feel I was one of the gods who lived on Earth.

    Erik: Whoa, whoa, whoa! What god did live on Earth?

    Jamie: He’s not necessarily calling them gods, but he’s talking about Jesus, Buddha, Sai Baba—

    Ra: –those entities who, let’s say, are godlike that lived on Earth, the stories created about them were based on meeting them in person. The stories that are about me, Ra, are stories created by Man to emotionally understand themselves. It was not the scientific object to talk about how emotions are triggers and what hormones are or why was there a rush of adrenaline or why do dreams occur when you close your eyes at night, why were you still alive? All of these had to be told as a story. The Egyptian storytelling, healing, forms of communication are like those of your Native Americans.

    Jamie: I would never have put those two together, but I guess I’ve never studied them in step.

    Me: That is interesting. Now, through the Egyptian times, it was said that you merged with other entities or gods like the god, Horus, and later the god, Amun. Can you elaborate? And why did they make this story up? What’s up with the merging? They also say that Horus is your proxy on Earth. It’s said that you’re strictly a celestial god instead of an earthly god.

    Jamie: That’s interesting. It’s him being a celestial god instead of an earthly god makes sense about the description of stories he just gave.

    Erik (laughing): Oh, you’re awake now, Jamie? You’re going to join the conversation?

    Jamie (to Erik): You’re a brat! Now I forgot the question!

    I repeat it for her.

    Ra: It was based on the warriors and the pharaohs that were taking over the dynasty.

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: Oh! Oh, that’s very interesting! He’s saying that when a new pharaoh came in to (unintelligible), if there was not some shift or change that the gods made, it would look poorly on that pharaoh and their power or understanding the gods and their light and the humans—they’re supposed to be the middle ground. They consider themselves to be not only the ruler of the people, but the priest, the spiritual conduit. If the gods didn’t make some arrangement or some shift, then maybe that pharaoh didn’t have the power to be in the place where he was.

    Ra: So, there’s always new twists and turns in a story when a new pharaoh takes over. You can correlate or associate these to who was in the seat of power.

    Me: What do you think about the amount of worship ancient Egyptians gave you including the erection of so many structures and temples?

    Ra: I was very touched and honored, but me, myself, was not asking for buildings to be erected in my name. I was asking—

    (Pause)

    Jamie: I had to listen to that again before I said it out loud.

    Ra: I was asking for Man to coexist with those from alternate dimensions. There was a lot of understanding of the stars and power. Not power as in a ruler, like a Pharaoh, but power as –

    Jamie: Oh, I don’t know how to explain this. Help!

    Ra: Energy. If you want to use scientific terms, electricity, gasoline, machines. But when my time was over and Christianity moved in, the openness and willingness to communicate with the people of the stars was closed off, shut down.

    Me: Okay. Do you have any central philosophies or beliefs?

    Ra: Life is beautiful.

    (Pause as Jamie strains to listen.)

    Jamie: He’s talking about pain, suffering, struggle—that’s they’re imagin—sounds like there’s a t in there. Imaginitory?

    Me: Imagination?

    Jamie: I don’t know. Something about imagination.

    Ra: The human mind is extremely powerful and can retrain itself thoughtfully to heal or understand concepts larger than what it is. I find that fascinating—how falsities can lead to truth and healing in the end.

    Jamie: It’s weird. He talks about deeper concepts, but it’s not really in word form. It just kind of hits your body. It hits my head. I know there’s a word to it, but I have to sit with it for a second before I can know what the word is. It’s not like how I can listen to Erik banter. He makes it wave in and you have to sit with it and feel it and then say it, so it comes as an image.

    Me: Interesting. Okay, so Ra, do you have any human qualities like an ego like jealousy or insecurity, etc.?

    Jamie: Does he have an ego?

    Me: Yes. Any human qualities.

    Ra: No.

    Me: Okay. Did you have some sort of spiritual mission here on Earth? I know you came here to teach concepts of measurement including time, but did you have a spiritual mission as well?

    Ra: Yes. To continue to build a bridge between Man’s dimension and star’s dimension—the communication between alternate dimensions.

    Me: Do you think you accomplished that mission?

    Ra: Yes, in my timeframe, yes. It since has died out.

    Me: Were you here to teach anything other that what you’ve told us?

    Ra: No. Only what you’re able to learn.

    Me: Were you hear to learn anything? Like humans, were you here to remember who and what you are?

    Ra: No. I have full consciousness.

    Me: I figured. Do you have any regrets?

    Ra: No. That word is not in my vocabulary.

    Me: Again, I figured. Have you had many lives? Do you have past lives, um, other lives, past and future, in terms of linear earthly time, for example?

    Ra: No.

    Me: So, there’s no life you can share that most influenced your life as Ra, then?

    Ra: No.

    Me: So, you’ve never reincarnated; you’ve never been an ordinary human—

    Erik: That’s like asking an angel these questions, Mom! They’ve never had another life or incarnated.

    Me: So, Ra, you don’t die and go to Heaven like an angel would do. Okay. Can you describe your dimension in greater detail?

    Ra: It’s based on the one you live in, though it encompasses a world much greater than yours.

    Jamie (giggling): That’s all I hear! It’s really quiet.

    Me: All right. Well, when I say greater detail…

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Me: I think he misunderstood the assignment. Toss me a bone here, Ra!

    (Pause)

    Me: Crickets, crickets, crickets.

    Jamie: Um, he’s still not sharing any details.

    Me: No details. Okay. So, Ra, tell me what you think about the state of the Middle East, including Egypt.

    Ra: It’s broken.

    (Pause)

    Me: And?

    Ra: I do not feel sorrow for the lessons that are learned on Earth. I’m only going to assist the growth on Earth. If it must be this way for the humans to awaken, then it must be so, and I will embrace them even in their moment of fight. One day we will build the pieces back together and Egypt will be lively again.

    Sun God Ra

    Sun God Ra

     

  • May29th2015

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    Okay, El Freaking Niño. Time to pack up your toys and go home. We’re still being ravaged by isolated t-storms, and the rivers and bayous haven’t even crested yet. My little village within Houston (Hedwig Village–all one square mile of it) is under a constant flood warning. This has sure been a weird year, meteorologically! My grand daughter’s birthday is tomorrow and she’s having a pool party at my place. Pray for sun. On a side note, I bought her a Slip-and-Slide, one where there are shark jaws opening and closing at the end. It seems like for the last 28 years I’ve bought one of these suckers every summer. My husband hates them because he doesn’t want to store them anywhere and leaving it outside makes the grass underneath turn yellow. He’s going to love watching Arleen open that present! 

    I have a couple of favors to ask you guys. First, can you be sure to share these posts on your Facebook timeline when you think they might help others? Second, be sure you click on “Share Your Praise” on the right to tell the world how Erik and Channeling Erik has helped you. We just sent out the press kits to media, and they will undoubtedly be pouring over the blog. I want them to see how important Channeling Erik is to all of us, and I sure don’t want the story count to be zero! Thanks! Now it’s Billy Time.

    Me: Your play, Hamlet, it’s a tragedy where someone loses someone such that they can’t go on. Was Hamlet you when you experienced the loss of Hamnet?

    Shakespeare: This person [asking the question] is validating what I just said. She knows a great deal about me. That’s an example of how I indirectly connected to the loss of my son.

    Me: What advice do you have for those who lose someone and they “revisit” you in life like Hamlet’s father came back to Hamlet? And did that happen to you? Did your son revisit you after he died?

    Shakespeare: I compartmentalized things. That’s how I dealt with the loss. But in the weeks after, I was crying. It wasn’t conscious. It was unconscious like my spirit was crying out. That’s when I was visited. It was in the most intense period of my grief. Throughout the remainder of my life, he would come back in forms that I didn’t necessarily realize was him. Once I was walking down the road, and there was a stream off to my right. I wanted to sit next to the stream for personal meditation, and, when I did and looked into the water, I saw my son’s face in it. Things like this happened from time to time.

    Robert: He seems like kind of a shy spirit.

    Me: Really?

    Robert: He wasn’t so much like it in the beginning, but the more he talks about himself, the more I feel like he’s pulling back.

    Me: Why is that?

    Shakespeare: Some gifts we’re meant to share, and others we’re meant to keep for ourselves.

    I guess we’ve been prying too much.

    Me: So do you have any advice for people who have lost someone and received a visitation?

    Shakespeare: I can only give advice based on what I would want to hear. I would tell myself to embrace the visitation and see it for what it is. It is a gift. It is not meant to instill a sense of mourning. It’s not to remind you of your loss. It’s to remind you that you have lost nothing.

    Me: Mm. That’s true. Now, why has there not been another Shakespeare like you in over 400 years?

    Shakespeare: You have to understand that many writers aren’t as famous when they are alive as when they are dead.

    Me: Well that’s true. So maybe we have some Shakespeares alive in the world today.

    Shakespeare: But when I was alive, I was treated like a pop star.

    Me: Oh!

    Shakespeare: To a certain degree and in certain circles. I was not “mainstream.” After I died, I became more classical and refined. There have been many since I left the physical world who are their own versions of me. You have to look at what is popular in the culture at the time. There are many songwriters of the late 20th century who are not necessarily known for their songs but for the lyrics of their song. They’ve become poets instead of singers.

    He gives Bob Dylan as an example.

    Me: What were you here to learn, and did you accomplish that?

    Shakespeare: Oh, there were so many things to learn. How does one condense a lifetime of lessons into a few sentences? I suppose the lesson the individual, Shakespeare, was meant to learn was that it takes courage to connect to a life of what humans would label as love. In order to love, you have to be courageous. That can be applied to many different things. You have to be courageous to love another human being; you have to be courageous to love and follow your dreams.

    Me: Did you accomplish it?

    Erik: Well, I think he did pretty well, Mom.

    Me: I think he did!

    Shakespeare: There are always things one can improve upon, but I’m happy with how I have done.

    Me: We’re happy with you, too! Can you tell me about another life that might have influenced your one as Shakespeare?

    Shakespeare: An elephant.

    Me: Oh!

    I googled later and found that Shakespeare had many references to elephants in his works.

    Shakespeare: The life that I lived as an elephant taught me how to hear what others cannot hear. It helped to strengthen my bond to the universe. Elephants bond very deeply with each other. They can hear very low frequencies that humans cannot hear.

    Robert: Those are metaphors for him being able to connect with that energy that allowed him to create what he created.

    Shakespeare: Elephants live in very close family units. That helped me connect to human beings as a one-family unit rather than as a group of blood family units. That helped me bring humans together to enjoy my works with each other. Also, elephants don’t move very quickly. They have to take their time as they go from one place to the other. That taught me that you cannot rush the creative process. You just have to let it meander through you at its own pace. There were times when I did rush things, and there are pieces that I’ve written that, in my opinion, are not as enjoyable to me because of that.

    Me: Can you give me an example of one?

    (Pause)

    Robert: He’s talking about some sonnets.

    Shakespeare: It’s ironic that, in writing smaller pieces, I tended to want to rush while, in writing longer pieces, I tended to take my time.

    Me: Okay. Do you have any messages for us?

    (Long pause)

    Shakespeare: There are a great deal of people on Earth who are extremely unhappy. That is not new information. What humans need to do to let go of their self-loathing is do something that gives them satisfaction—emotional satisfaction.

    Me: Yeah.

    Shakespeare: Because until you find that in yourself—that place of peace—it will be very difficult for others to come into your experience who will bring that to you. I don’t mean for this to sound like I have a lack of empathy, but no one can save you except you. The first step toward saving yourself is to remember to value yourself. When you do, you will then treat yourself gently.

    Me: So how do you do that? How do you value yourself?

    Shakespeare: You are a part of a greater collective, and you must remember that that collective values you.

    Me: So we have to see that we are part of God? Is that what you’re saying?

    Shakespeare: Yes. For some people, this might not ring true. There isn’t one answer that can fit all. That is just the advice I would give if I were talking to my human self.

    Erik: So I would say to somebody who has to move a lot: maybe they can find value in themselves by getting off the couch and doing a sport. So I think Shakey-P saying you have to connect with something that brings you joy. That’s how you tap into the sense of being a part of the collective.

    Robert (laughing): Shakey-P!

    We both laugh.

    Erik: Dude, everyone knows how they are if they’re really paying attention, so if you’re the kind of person who’s fidgeting all the time, shit like that, but you keep yourself locked up in the house all the time, start fucking moving. Your spirit is telling you to move.

    Me: Right.

    Erik: For a person like Shakey-P, it could be as simple as sitting down with pen and paper or a computer and spilling your heart out. Those are all things that can help you find your worth.

    Me: Okay. Last question is yours, Erik. Ask Shakey-P something.

    Robert (chuckling): Shakey-P. He’s so irreverent!

    Me: I know!

    Erik: You want to know why I do that? It’s because everybody holds all these celebrities and spiritual figures with such reverence like they can’t touch them with a ten-foot fucking pole. I’m trying to make humans aware of the fact that they’re no different than everyone else.

    Me: Of course not! There is no superior/inferior or better/worse.

    Erik: It’s not like you look at them and go (in an angelic choir-like melody,) “Ahhhhhhhhhh!”

    Me: Exactly.

    Erik: So what would I ask Shakey-P?

    (Pause)

    Erik: Well, what do you think about me?

    Robert and I laugh.

    Erik: About my creativity. What can I do?

    Robert: He was showing me himself playing guitar and a bunch of the other things I know he did in life.

    Erik: That’s really not my question.

    Robert: They’re talking together.

    Me: Well, I like that question. Go ahead Shakey P!

    Robert: What does he think about Erik’s creativity?

    Me: Yeah, or advice, anything.

    Shakespeare: My advice to you, Erik, is advice you are already aware of and that is this: Being a guide, being a guardian, being what some would consider a savior (although you are not a savior) is that in that process, you must allow them to see you in the way that they need to see you because that is the first step in them seeing the God inside themselves. So idol worship serves a purpose in your case. Your job in order to temper some of that is to remain true to who you are, which you will do, and to have patience with yourself and those you work with.

    Erik: No kidding!

    Robert and I laugh.

    Me: So does that make sense, Erik?

    Erik: Yeah, Mom. It’s not something I haven’t heard before. They remind me because sometimes I do get impatient. Sometimes I do get frustrated.

    Me: Well, Shakey-P, thanks for joining us! I hope this helps to enlighten some people. I’m sure it will as have so many of your works of art.

    Shakespeare nods his head and smiles.

    Me: Keep using that spirit Propecia. Seems to be working.

    Robert: Yeah, because he isn’t bald. He has a full head of hair cut short and no facial hair.

    Me: Interesting!

    Robert: And he was wearing all black with just a hint of white in the chest area.

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  • May28th2015

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    Congratulations to Brenda White Ellington, the winner of our first giveaway! I’ll be mailing you your prize soon! This has been so much fun that I want to have regular giveaways with prizes like a session with Erik, himself. Any other suggestions for prizes are welcome.

    Those of you who have submitted stories of how Erik has pranked or visited you have been so patient. I know that since I reduced posting them to only weekend days has created quite a wait, and I thank you for understanding. Please keep them coming because they give us so much hope and confirmation. Plus I’m sure Erik loves the attention!

    Take some time to look at the new top menu bar. It still has kinks but it’s almost finished. One of the most important changes is the addition of a page that allows you to submit your testimonials and praise for Erik or Channeling Erik in general. How has it changed your life? The page is under “About Erik,” but, just like the Erik Encounters submission form, you can access it by clicking on the “Share your praise” button on the right sidebar. You’ll need to scroll down a bit.  Now, enjoy today’s interview with Shakespeare!

    Me: Erik, can you bring in William Shakespeare?

    (Pause)

    Erik: Sure, Mom. He’s already here. He’s been listening.

    Me: Oh! Hi, Will—Shak—Billy.

    I have no idea how to address the man. I can’t stop thinking about all the boring term papers I had to do because of him.

    Robert: Yeah, he’s been sitting here writing on pieces of paper.

    Me: Of course. I have a lot of questions for you. Some are from blog members. First, when and why did you start writing?

    (Long pause)

    Robert: He kind of speaks slowly. He’s sarcastic, too!

    Robert chuckles.

    Me: Of course he does!

    Shakespeare: What a fascinating yet intrusive question.

    Yep, that’s sarcasm.

    Robert and I laugh.

    Me: Sorry! There’s nothing you have to answer. This is all to give insight to other people.

    Shakespeare: I understand. I was always drawn to language.

    (Pause)

    Robert: He’s showing me visuals again. Some spirits like to do that. So he shows himself as a little boy. How old were you?

    Shakespeare: Three and a half.

    Robert: He’s walking down a street. Someone is holding his hand, and he’s looking at signs. Some of them are carved into wood. Some of them are on pieces of parchment, and he’s enjoying looking at the patterns that the letters create.

    Shakespeare: I saw the beauty of the form of the words and the letters creating them. That became the basis for –

    (Pause)

    Robert (Laughing): I’m not going to speak the way he speaks because it’s hard to talk like him!

    Me: No, no!

    I’m sure saying things like, “Thou art” and “Ye hath” and not using any contractions must be a bitch.

    Robert: I’ll just interpret it my way.

    Me: Right.

    Shakespeare: What I learned is that the beauty of that form comes from stringing it together in certain ways and patterns in a way that creates a symphony for the tongue. And as they are spoken, they become a symphony for the ears. As the person speaks them and hears them, that translates into a symphony of body movement because people are moving as they listen to the words.

    Erik: So it’s like a mosh pit.

    Robert laughs. I don’t get it.

    Shakespeare (smiling): In a way.

    Wow, I didn’t even know he knew what a mosh pit was. Way to keep up, Billy.

    Robert: He’s not bald. I thought he was bald!

    Me: Yeah, I thought he was bald on top.

    Robert: Well, he’s not showing himself as bald now.

    Me: Of course he wouldn’t! He uses Afterlife Propecia. How was your childhood? Anything notable?

    Shakespeare: It was tenuous.

    Robert: I can’t remember what that means.

    Me: Barely hanging on.

    Robert: Okay.

    Shakespeare: Tenuous is the word, but that mostly came from watching everyone else. I won’t sugarcoat it—

    Robert: I don’t know the word he used, but I’m saying, “sugarcoat” because that’s what it means in today’s language.

    Shakespeare: A great many people of my time, just as they are now, were struggling—various diseases, extreme poverty, people were unkind and took advantage of each other. I wanted to give people a respite from all of that while at the same time feed my ego.

    Robert and I chuckle. Shakespeare has a big head, I guess.

    Shakespeare: I enjoyed attention. That was a motivation for me: to take care of myself, the self connected to my body, and to take care of humanity. I didn’t write everything I got credit for either.

    Me: That was my next question! Did you plagiarize?

    Shakespeare: I wouldn’t use the word, “plagiarize.” I would use the word, “borrow.”

    Robert and I laugh hard.

    Me: Can you give me an example?

    Robert: Did he write Macbeth? I just heard the word, “Macbeth.”

    Me: Yeah!

    Robert: I should remember these things, but please, no offense, I just couldn’t get into your stuff.

    Me: Uh oh.

    Shakespeare: Macbeth was based on a play by another playwright. In today’s world and even then, one would not call it plagiarism. I simply enhanced it.

    Robert (laughing): That sounds so egocentric!

    Me: It does! A little euphemistic, too.

    Shakespeare: I saw that it had a lot of potential, and I knew I was the one to deliver on that potential so I used that play as the catalyst for my creation of the one you know as Macbeth.

    Me: Oh, okay. How did you die?

    Robert: I keep hearing that it was some sort of disease.

    Me: Was it the plague? I think it was going around.

    Robert: Well, this doesn’t mean that it’s what he died from. Sometimes they’ll give me a word and if my brain doesn’t allow that word to come through then I have to use something as a metaphor. Consumption. What is that?

    Me: That’s usually what they called tuberculosis, but any wasting disease can be labeled as that.

    Robert: It was that or something like that.

    Shakespeare: Sometimes what the historians believe as the truth they teach as the truth, then find out later it was something else. I was sick with several things, but it was the consumption that finally took me. It wasn’t very unusual for people of that time period to get sick and die fairly young.

    I don’t think he was a spring chicken, but I’ll give him a pass on that one.

    Me: What was your favorite piece of work, one of your own creations?

    Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. I am a romantic at heart and a good romance always has an element of tragedy. That helps us connect to and find value in the power of love.

    Me: Ah! The power of love. So true. Tragedy can call attention to that.

    Shakespeare: It reminds us how important love is. We only feel the hurt because we’re reminded that that love no longer exists in the form we once had and became used to. To some degree, one could argue that the self then falls into regret for not having paid more attention to it before it changed, went away or was taken from us.

    Me: Was your mission as a 16th century playwright to bring a global awareness of some sort and were you channeling it all?

    Shakespeare: As a human being, I didn’t see myself as channeling. I saw myself as a genius.

    Robert laughs.

    Me: Of course you are.

    Shakespeare: Now I understand that any act of creation like my works is not just the act of that individual alone. It’s the individual pulling the information to them from everywhere. We are all channels when it comes to the act of creation.

    Me: What was your spiritual mission here in this last lifetime as Shakespeare?

    Shakespeare: There were others who also had this spiritual mission, but for me, it was to remind humanity that the individual does matter and will be remembered if that’s what’s desire. Your name can live eternally. In my case, this helped my name live on as it has through the words that I chose to write.

    Me: Okay.

    Shakespeare: And borrow.

    Robert and I laugh.

    Shakespeare: More succinctly, my lesson was to teach human beings that the individual does matter and that the name applied to that individual matters.

    Robert: That’s sweet.

    Me: Very sweet.

    Robert: It kind of touches me.

    Me: Let’s talk about the death of your son, who was a twin, Hamnet. He died when he was 11 years old. Did that affect your life’s work later on?

    Shakespeare: I can’t say that it did, not consciously, but unconsciously we carry our grief with us. It’s an intensity that few can compare with.

    Me: Oh yeah.

    How well I know.

    Shakespeare: Instead of thinking about the death of my son, I connected to that feeling of grief that indirectly connected to a story, into words, into woeful sonnets. I wrote about grief and loss in some of my sonnets.

    Robert: He’s leading me to believe that he didn’t mention his son’s death, specifically, in any of his writing.

    Post Propecia Bill

    Post Propecia Bill

    Stay tuned for Part Two tomorrow! Love you guys! Take a moment and submit your praise HERE!

  • May8th2015

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    I know I promised I’d post the audio file for the mass public channeling event where Erik tries to monopolize medium, Lisa William’s, time, but it’s too large a file for me to upload to the blog. Sadness. I really wanted you guys to hear how, without a doubt, it was our boy trying to make it to the big stage. I hope this interview (channeled by our own resident medium, Patrick) makes up for it. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

    Mary Mother of Jesus

    This picture proves what I always suspected, MicroSoft

    Windows was inspired by Jesus’ Mother!

    Microsoft Mary

    Microsoft Mary

    A reader wants to ask a few questions of the woman responsible for unleashing the plague of Christianity upon the world. Yes, that was a joke, Christianity is no plague. A scourge maybe, a pandemic possibly, but not a plague.

    Q:        Please describe your childhood and family life including the meeting of your husband Joseph.

    MMJ:  Hello and my greetings and it is an honor to be asked forward, into your understanding as I once lived. Thank you. Not often is this requested, although often I am thought of, this method gains little ground with humanity. As you all know, if there is no video, it did not occur.

    My life was unremarkable, essentially as history tells it. I met Joseph by chance although I know it was not, as it nearly never is for any human to meet a mate, as you could say. A person with whom there will be children.

    Q:        Why were you chosen to be the mother of Jesus and were you aware before his birth of the person that he would be become?

    MMJ:  I would not say I was chosen, this suggests it was another idea brought to me that I did not understand before being told. It was much more along the lines of my decision, my offer and my desire to do it.

    No, I wasn’t aware of the person he would become but neither was he! Joseph didn’t know either. We of course understood his life plan and what he hoped to accomplish by speaking his ideas, but the effects and following were not planned for his lifetime. The hope was the planting of a seed that would eventually develop into an expanded way of thinking. What became Christianity much later.

    Q:        What is the truth regarding the “Immaculate Conception” of Christ.  What is the significance of this element of the story of his birth?  Is the biblical account of his birth true (delivery in a stable, the presence of angels, visitation and gifts from the Magi)?

    MMJ:  I conceived Jesus with assistance from Heaven yes, because it was necessary that it occur in the months it did, so his birth and youth would lead him to adulthood at the time he spoke. In no instance was I celibate in my relationship with his father, Joseph and I must say, there was assistance from Heaven with reproduction and conception. This happens when it is important a baby be conceived then born along a certain schedule to meet up with many other life events all involved have planned.

    The significance is not to or for me as Mary his mother, it rises out of human uptightness and discomfort with intimate relations and nudity. The prohibition of anything develops control thus power to the entities able to secure the control. The following Jesus generated after his death was not a missed opportunity to others looking for control.

    Look as an example to Peter and how he was also executed because he posed a threat to established power structures. This feature of humanity reigns now on Earth and the notion of an Immaculate Conception helped preserve and further the farce of filth, dirt and shame of sexual relations, thus ability to judge and control.

    Yes, I gave birth in a stable and that was pretty much it.

    The notions of wise men visiting is allegorical to the presence of angels, all of whom appear front & center at any birth.

    Q:        Did you have any other children besides Jesus? 

    MMJ:  No.

    Q:        Were you present at his crucifixion and burial?   Did Jesus survive the crucifixion and if so, were you aware of his continued life?

    MMJ:  He was not buried and no, I was not there for his beating, torture and assassination attempt. Yes, he survived as he has explained in other channelings, but I was not aware of that. He was taken away and went far from Judea to live out the rest of his days. I always thought he’d perished on the cross or soon after and was gone.

    Q:        Many believe, based on biblical passages, that your body and soul were assumed into heaven by angels at the end of your earthly life.  Please share with us the true experience of your death.

    MMJ:  My soul yes, as has yours and many others. That is not unique. All of us go back to Heaven; some run, some just jog, some walk and others are carried. Some joke around and do it aboard a bicycle or ride in an automobile.

    The experience of my death was unremarkable by human ideas. It was wonderful release for me and a glorious return home, as it is for nearly all humans.

    Q:        Are/were you responsible for the various apparitions at the locations of Fatima, Lourdes, Medjugorje, and others?  How and why are the locations and individuals chosen to receive your messages?

    MMJ:  Yes, and many more and the individuals are not chosen to receive messages, they do this themselves in many cases, often as part of a life plan or concoct the idea during dreams. I do not choose whom shall see them, I have little opinion who does. I would prefer more violent, nasty and reprehensible people were included, both for benefit to them and those around them, but this is not my choice. I am happy and very pleased to offer my appearance and message to anyone who enjoys them and derives hope. Anyone.

    Q:        Have you had other lives on Earth besides that of Mary, Mother of Jesus?

    MMJ:  Yes, many before and several since.

    Q:        What benefits (if any) are there to saying the rosary?

    MMJ:  Your belief in what you say, the sincerity of your hopes. A simple repetition of prayers already written is also good, I say think of those as the foundation for a house. Saying the rosary is a human idea but as long as spoken or thought with goodwill and sincerity, it is beneficial. Goodwill begets itself.

    Q:        What is your spiritual mission and what work are you involved with now?

    MMJ:  I will say, spiritual mission is a human notion and not entirely accurate, but it is not mistaken, either. The idea there exists a delineation and even border between spiritual and carnal, mundane and enlightened, is also an Earth generated view. My mission is one and the same and always has been, to further my soul’s understanding and experience and all who might like that.

    The memory and thus imagery, reputation and effect of my Earth life as Mary is a powerful thing human belief has created and given me, to appear and speak and show what can be positive and happy for humanity.

    Q:        Do you have any messages or advice for humanity?

    MMJ:  Life is short, as is always said. This is not true as life unfolds, it seems very long. It would seem longer and more tedious if it were known well, and the excitement and joy of life would vanish if the schedule were set out, so it isn’t shared with its actor, this screenplay we all write for life. When it comes to its great conclusion, many parts seem short and I say this to emphasize the idea, to live each moment to your benefit, joy and delight.

    I would suggest, and this is my advice, each day say a prayer for the excitement of the day to be yours. It shall.

  • April30th2015

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    I saw this on Facebook yesterday. It’s exactly what Erik says. My little genius.

    In the late 1980s, Lieserl, the daughter of the famous genius, donated 1,400 letters, written by Einstein, to the Hebrew University, with orders not to publish their contents until two decades after his death. This is one of them, for Lieserl Einstein.

    …”When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.
    I ask you to guard the letters as long as necessary, years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain below.
    There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us.

    This universal force is LOVE.
    When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force.

    Love is Light, that enlightens those who give and receive it.
    Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others.

    Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness. Love unfolds and reveals.

    For love we live and die.
    Love is God and God is Love.

    This force explains everything and gives meaning to life. This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will.

    To give visibility to love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation.

    If instead of E = mc2, we accept that the energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light squared, we arrive at the conclusion that love is the most powerful force there is, because it has no limits.
    After the failure of humanity in the use and control of the other forces of the universe that have turned against us, it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy…

    If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.
    Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the planet.

    However, each individual carries within them a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released.
    When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, is able to transcend everything and anything, because love is the quintessence of life.

    I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart, which has quietly beaten for you all my life. Maybe it’s too late to apologize, but as time is relative, I need to tell you that I love you and thanks to you I have reached the ultimate answer! “.

    Your father Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein on Love

    Albert Einstein on Love

     

  • April14th2015

    38 Comments

    Argh! I’m so frustrated! I’m still trying to work on the audiovisual quality of the YouTube videos, and it seemed like it was all fixed the last session, but today after the first 15 minutes or so the frame rate went down. A popup on Call Recorder, which records FaceTime and Skype video calls, said the frame rate had to be reduced because “Your Mac is too slow.” Grrrr. My Internet provider, Exfinity, gives me speeds of around 125 mbps, and I’m connected directly to the router via Ethernet. So what gives, guys? What do I need to do, get a new computer? I can’t see why computer speed has anything to do with it, but what the hell so I know? I was considering using GotoMeeting, but that’s expensive, and I’m not sure it would help if the underlying problem with the computer isn’t fixed. Any tech guru advice welcome.

    So this next dude, you probably haven’t heard of unless you’re a fashion whore, but he’s one of my daughter, Kristina’s, favorite designers so I promised we’d interview him. If you want to see just how into fashion (and makeup) my she’s into, check out her site, Pretty Shiny Sparkly. It’s pretty awesome, and her YouTube channel is worth a subscribe. 

    Me: Well I suppose since we just ended off the last conversation talking about fashion, we can bring forward my daughter Kristina’s favorite, Alexander McQueen. Have you heard of him?

    Jamie: Me? No.

    Me: Alexander McQueen. He was apparently a big–I think he was British–fashion guru.

    Jamie: Fashion guru.

    Me: See if you can get him, Erik. Maybe he’s available; maybe he’s not. He might be designing all sorts of things up there.

    (long pause)

    Jamie: Well he just looks like “average Joe!”

    Me: Well, he might—yeah I think he does look pretty average.

    Jamie: I think I was expecting, with a name like that, something very extraordinary. And yes, he is British, he has quite the accent!

    Me: Hello Mr. McQueen!

    Alexander McQueen: Good day.

    Me: My daughter, Kristina Medhus, adores you.

    Alexander McQueen: Yes, thank you; she calls on me a lot.

    Me: She worships you! She’s got a blog called Pretty Shiny Sparkly and she’s doing very well with it so far, although she’s a medical student and works very hard.

    This interview was done long ago. Now she’s a third year anesthesiologist resident.

    Alexander McQueen: Yes, I’m very proud of her.

    Me: Aw, good! Well I guess you know we’re going to ask you a few questions so you can give your wisdom to the world.

    Jamie: He’s kind of humble! Like, you said “wisdom to the world,” and he kind of smiled and dropped his chin down, like, “Me?”

    Me: Aw! First of all, what was your spiritual mission here, including, what were you here to learn and to teach?

    Jamie: (long pause) It–it’s funny when he talks, he doesn’t really make eye contact with me. He kind of…looks up and away? You know like how people do when they think or something–and so he’s talking…but you don’t feel like he’s talking to you. It’s just different, where Mr. Crisp would almost sit in your lap; he didn’t care.

    Me (laughing): Yeah.

    Alexander McQueen: I don’t know if fashion would be so much addressed as spiritual in nature, but for me it was. It was the only way I knew how to express myself. And my fashion is very non-traditional. I was never wonderful at painting, but I found that I was an excellent sculptor, and that’s what led me into fashion. There was nothing in my life that encouraged me to go–

    Jamie: (interrupts, to Alexander) co-teer? I’m–I don’t know what you’re saying, I’m so sorry.

    Me: Is he saying couture, maybe?

    Jamie: YES! Couture! Oh, yes, that’s probably it.

    Alexander McQueen: There was nothing in my life that encouraged me to go couture. Spiritually, I believe what I came to do was not break any rules or show off that you can be a successful gay man–or even a man in design in a woman’s world–but for me, it was much more about being able to explain who I was. And still, I feel I failed a lot.

    Me: Aw…

    Alexander McQueen: So many of us can find exactly what we want to do in life and succeed so well at it that we feel it should fulfill every need that we have in our lives. So, why should we feel disappointed or not be able to speak up or say who we are on the inside? Because we’ve done this wonderful thing–and we still are–and that’s where I vastly went wrong. I started shutting down and just became more of a performer. My work became more of a performance and feeding that emotional side to myself.

    Jamie: Erik’s saying that he also committed suicide?

    Me: Oh, okay. Aw…

    Jamie: Not telling me how, but…

    Me: I think, I think he probably did, that rings a bell. Okay. Aw. What were you here to learn, then, Mr. McQueen?

    Alexander McQueen: I know I was there to learn personally that success does not equal happiness.

    Me: Mm hmm. It depends on what kind of success you’re talking about, I guess.

    Alexander McQueen: For me it would be success with money and career.

    Me: That’s true; that doesn’t always equate with happiness.

    Alexander McQueen: It’s such a misfortune because it’s presented to our kids that it would be successful if you have now what you did not have growing up, that it will fulfill those holes and those divots that were created. It’s not accurate.

    Jamie: It sounds like he did not have the support growing up or the money growing up the way that he’s putting it, kind of like average-to-lower standards of living.

    Me: Aw. Were you here to teach anything, Mr. McQueen?

    Alexander McQueen (pulling down his shirt): I don’t believe I was here purposely to teach in a larger capacity, but I know I taught a lot to the people that were around me, especially to my models, the people who wore my clothes. I definitely taught them how to be themselves and not surrender.

    Erik: What do you mean “surrender, ” sir? Surrender to what?

    Alexander McQueen: Surrender to the disappointment that we create in our own head. That we don’t look good enough. That we’re not shaped right.

    Erik: Right, you dealt a lot with image.

    Alexander McQueen: Everything in my life, in my career, was about image. I fought really hard to show my models that it really was not about image, this was just the career we were in.

    Me: Exactly. Now, did you gain any insights?

    Jamie: (laughs) He said, when you said “gain any insights” he immediately said that he gained weight. After his passing, he says that he was just able to finally nourish himself! That’s the first time I’ve seen him giggle and really smile about something.

    Me: Aw, good! So, you got pretty thin toward the end?

    Alexander McQueen: It fluctuated. I put it on and lost it, put it on and lost it.

    Me: So after you passed, did you gain any insights when you looked back on your life?

    Alexander McQueen: I gained that I personally was a slow grower. And I saw—

    Jamie (to Mr. McQueen): Oh, tell me that again. Oo! Back up!

    Alexander McQueen: I saw the people that I grab hold of, that I thought would be a mentor or help me keep stable, were in fact very unstable people themselves. But it was the only kind of person I knew. It was the only kind of comfort I could find.

    Me: Were they people in that industry, as a whole?

    Alexander McQueen: No, I’m talking about the individuals I let very close to me, and when I would have trouble backing away from that connection–because I could quickly then see that it was a wrong choice–the confusion is, when somebody’s trying to get out of a hole or when somebody feels incomplete, they often grab other people who are in the same hole or who are just as incomplete as them because it is a familiarity. There’s this need to be uncomfortable [by moving away from those who enable you] so you can find someone who’s not in the same hole as you. When you’re incomplete, you need to find someone who is complete.

    Me: Oh, yes, I see. Now, is there another life that influenced your one as Alexander McQueen that you can share?

    Alexander McQueen: We’ve all have so many, but if you’re making me choose one—

    Jamie: He’s showing me an image of him being about thirteen. He’s a boy, but he has long hair, like a Native American—black hair, olive skin.

    Erik: What continent are you on?

    Alexander McQueen: South America.

    Me: Oh!

    Jamie: Okay. South America.

    Alexander McQueen: I was a very pretty boy. It was common then in that culture to keep your hair. This was not a fashion statement, but many times the boys would tease me, and the girls would envy me. It made me not want to like anyone. They spent so much time observing and looking at me, not inside of me. I spent a large part of that life alone just because of misunderstanding. So, when I came into this life, I felt like I continued it, but I didn’t have the looks that I did. I clearly came in as a man—

    Jamie: He’s kind of suggesting that his appearance before was a bit androgynous, but visually when I see it, he just looks like a very pretty boy. Big thick eyelashes, perfect hair, gorgeous skin and cheekbones.

    Alexander McQueen: And when I came in, I knew that my mission in this life was to get people to look inside of me, not the outside of me and that duality is what eventually led to my demise—to my taking my own life.

    Jamie (whispering): So he did.

    Me: Wait, in which life?

    Jamie: The current life.

    Me: Yeah. Just wanted to make sure. So can you reiterate how that past life influenced your most recent one? Is it because you decided not to come in with the pretty boy looks so that people could really—

    Alexander McQueen: See what was on the inside, yes.

    Me: And you felt like they didn’t?

    Alexander McQueen: No, I felt like they did not. I think that the emphasis that I put on fashion and design and the exterior of the human being contradicted what I really needed. I wanted people to see me on the inside, but the exterior was what I was so used to in my previous like.

    Me: I see. Do you have any messages or advice for any one individual, or for humanity as a whole?

    Jamie: He and Erik are talking, and Erik was—(laughing) Wait for me! They’re not waiting for me at all.

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Jamie, preparing herself: Okay.

    Alexander McQueen: If you’re going to present yourself to one person, to a media, to a group, you need to show the entire package of how you feel, who you strive to be–if you cannot do that, then you should not be presenting yourself. To not have the strength to really share who you are, you, in turn become a liar. You misrepresent yourself.

    Jamie: He’s kind of deep in an odd way. You know? It’s like too many words for something that should be said more simply. So different from Quentin Crisp.

    Me (to Jamie): Does he seem sad?

    Jamie: Kinda! It’s not….it’s more serious than sadness. Very overly focused and grounded energy. He’s very intense.

    Me: Erik, do you want to ask him any more questions?

    Erik: Nope

    Me: Okay. Anything else you’d like to say before we part ways, Mr. McQueen?

    Alexander McQueen: Thank for your time. I wish you all the luck. Do tell your daughter that I come in from time to time.

    Me: Aw! What do you think about her blog? Any advice for her?

    Alexander McQueen: Tell her to keep it clean; keep it simple. and she won’t go wrong.

    Me: That’s good. Well, thank you sir.

    Alexander McQueen (nodding his head): Thank you.

    Erik shakes his hand and walks him out of the room.

     

    Alexander McQueen

    Alexander McQueen

  • March6th2015

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    Surprise! I didn’t leave town today after all. It’s been changed to this coming Monday and I’ll be returning on Wednesday. Then I’ll post again on Thursday. On Friday, I’m leaving for Norway for Spring Break. I intend to post, but we’re staying high up in the mountains well above the tree line so it depends on the reliability of the Internet.  

    Below is an interview with one of my favorite Saturday Night Live stars. I loved his Anal Retentive Chef skit the most. 

    Me: Erik, I’ll let you choose the next one. Let’s stick with the funny people though. Phil Hartman or Richard Jeni. Or we can do Danny Devito.

    Jamie: No, Danny Devito’s still alive.

    Me: I don’t think so.

    Jamie: Yeah, because I just took the kids to see The Lorax.

    Me: Oops.

    Jamie: He’s gone; I don’t know what’s he’s doing.

    Me: M’kay. Why did I think Danny Devito was dead?

    Jamie (Laughing): I don’t know!

    Me: Well, I do have Billy Graham hovering on my list too. I don’t think he’s dead yet, is he?

    Jamie: I don’t think so. I’m not picking him up either.

    Me: Well, he’s almost 100 years old I think. Great guy. He’s done so much for humanity. I guess I’ll keep him in hover mode anyway.

    Jamie: Oh, um, Erik’s here.

    Me: Who’d ya bring, Buddy?

    Jamie: This is Phil?

    Erik: Yeah.

    Me: Ah, Mr. Hartman! The Anal Retentive Chef. Loved that skit on SNL! You did so many great routines on SNL. I loved them all!

    Jamie: He did Saturday Night Live? I never watch too much TV.

    Me: Yes, he did. Hello Mr. Hartman. How are you?

    Jamie: He’s doing good. That’s weird. That’s weird; I can recognize his voice more than I can his face. I don’t really recognize him.

    Me: Ah, he was great. Well, we’re going to breeze through these pretty quickly since we’re at the end of the session, if you don’t mind, Phil. It doesn’t mean we don’t love you though.

    Phil (laughing): Oh, I see how important I am. I just get squeezed it!

    Jamie laughs hard at his response.

    Me: No, no. We can always have Part Two. Phil Hartman, The Sequel, okay? Maybe this will just have to be the prequel.

    Phil: I can see that in lights. I like that!

    Me: Yes! Okay, what was your spiritual mission in your life as Phil Hartman?

    Phil: Hm. To be a funny asshole.

    Me: Aw. Well, you got part of that right—being funny. No, for real.

    Phil: Thank you. I think you’re escaping the asshole part because you didn’t know me personally.

    Me: Oh, no. That can’t possibly be true. You couldn’t have been!

    Phil: I had a really hard time with intimacy. I was an alcoholic; I loved to use drugs; I just had difficulty staying consistent with intimacy and that’s what I would label being an asshole.

    Me: Aw. So, what was your spiritual mission, then? It wasn’t to be a funny asshole, was it?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: I’m sorry. He was talking over you. What were you asking?

    I repeat the question.

    Phil: It would be more of a personal mission, not a public one like my career. My mission was to come to Earth and to just be open—be strong and be open. Be myself and be open. Love myself and be open.

    Me: What were you here to learn? That?

    Phil: Yeah. It definitely for me goes hand in hand with what my mission was. And if you were about to ask me if I achieved that, I’d have to put down on paper—

    Jamie: He taps on the table.

    Phil: Put it down! No. Still learning.

    Me: Aw. Well, there can always be do-overs. That’s the beauty of it.

    Phil: Yeah. I would like that.

    Me: Were you here to teach anything?

    Phil: How to be a funny asshole.

    Jamie giggles.

    Me: Aw.

    Jamie: He’s cutting his eyes at Erik. Erik’s sitting up on the countertop.

    Me: No, for real. Was that what you were here to teach?

    Phil: I really don’t think I can claim to teach anything. I was just trying so desperately to focus on exactly who I was; I don’t think I had a role as being a teacher.

    Me: Yeah, yeah. I understand. What new insights did you have after your death?

    Jamie (chuckling): He does this thing where he throws his head back and he rolls his eyes and he says, “Oh my god, I’m fucking dead!” like he can’t believe it.

    Me: Aw.

    Jamie (to Phil): Wait, did you commit suicide?

    (The details surrounding his death can’t be divulged out of respect for the Phil Hartman and his family)

    Me: Okay, so the first insight you had was,”Oh my god I’m dead.” Anything else?

    Phil: You say that so nonchalantly! I really appreciate that about you.

    Me: Well.

    Phil: Just the way you said it was like a smooth operator.

    Me: I see death differently now than I did before Erik died.

    Phil: It was a relief that I didn’t have to do the struggling anymore. I struggled, but I didn’t let the people see it.

    Me: Yeah.

    Phil: And that’s a good actor.

    Me: Yes. Can you share a life that most influenced your life as Phil Hartman?

    (Long pause as Jamie listens.)

    Jamie: Uh, he’s talking about being a radio voice around mid 1900s. This is in New York City.

    Phil: I remember in the 1920s through the Depression coming up with skits. I was already an old man.

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (to Phil): Yeah, can you—

    (Pause)

    Jamie: I’m trying to get him on track.

    Phil: It related because of this safety net and distance you had when you do radio as compared to when you do TV or stage work. I really appreciated that distance, but I really wanted to see—could I do this in a very vulnerable way? Could I do this in a very vulnerable way? I think having a touch of that stardom—that did encourage me to land this last life I had, and I know it encouraged the life of living New York.

    Me: Okay. Are you incarnated here now?

    Phil (chuckling): No, but I am waiting for the aliens to come back to Earth so that I can come.

    Me: All right!

    Jamie laughs hard.

    Me: You wouldn’t want to miss that, huh?

    Phil: I want to be on the alien’s side!

    Jamie and I laugh hard.

    Me: All right. Any messages or advice for humanity?

    Jamie: Phew.

    Me: Where do you start?

    Phil: I think that if we address the darker side that helps people see the light better, the quickest way to know yourself is to know your demons. So I would say to everyone: Take the time. Get to know your demons and gremlins.

    Me: Mm. takes a lot of courage.

    Phil: Yeah. It does take courage. And if you’re having trouble doing it, let someone help you.

    Me: Yeah. The people with the most demons are usually the ones who have the most difficulty asking for help.

    Phil: You know what’s nice is the telephone. It’s much like the radio. You can be in your own little secure haven, talk your heart out and not feel like you’re being watched or judged.

    Me: That’s true.

    Phil: So, I’d encourage people to use telephone therapy.

    Me: Yep. Talk nicely to a telemarketer instead of being so mean to them. They need love too. Okay. Well, Erik, do you have any questions for Mr. Hartman?

    Erik: No.

    Me: Okay. Well, thank you so much, Mr. Hartman. Mr. Funny Man. Everyone misses you and you’re wonderful talent.

    Phil: Thanks for letting me be your filler.

    Me: Aw. You know every Tuesday night it’s open mike.

    Phil (laughing): I’ll come by.

    Me: Okay. Bye.

    Phil waves goodbye.

    Jamie: He gives Erik kind of a hand slap. They slap hands then point fingers at each other.

  • February27th2015

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    God I’m so freaking tired of cleaning. My knees have callouses on them. Today I’ve been cleaning god-awful, grimy baseboards and cabinets, and I’ve come to the sad conclusion that I have at least 157 miles to go. Just kidding. But it seems like it. Still, cleaning is a very Zen thing, at least for me, so I have a love-hate relationship with it. I don’t know why I’m sharing this with you. I mean, seriously. It’s not that interesting. Hopefully the following post will be more exciting. For those of you who are into the band, Sublime, you’ll like this interview with its lead singer, Bradley Nowell. You’ll also see the coincidental relationship between two dogs. I know. Sounds weird. Plus there are no coincidences, right? 

    Me: Well, Lukas is a big fan of the band Sublime. Have you heard of them?

    Jamie: Yeah!

    Me: Bradley Nowell, he’s the lead guy, and I think he died of some sort of overdose. He had a little two year-old child. Erik, do you think you can find him?

    Jamie: He’s gone. I remember seeing them in Gainesville, Florida before they made it big. Didn’t they have a Dalmatian?

    Me: Oh, yeah, and they loved that dog!

    Jamie: They went everywhere with it, and I had a Dalmatian, too, so whenever they would practice I would bring my dog, and theirs was hard of hearing so the drums didn’t bother him. My dog and their dog played all the time.

    Me: Really?

    Jamie: Yeah.

    Me: Oh my god. You’re kidding me. What a small world!

    Jamie: That’s the only thing I remember about them. I didn’t really hang out with the guys. I just hung out with their dog!

    Me: Too funny!

    Erik returns with Bradley Nowell.

    Jamie: Okay, he’s cute.

    Me: Do you recognize him?

    Jamie (giggling): Not really!

    Me: Hello, Bradley.

    Jamie (to Bradley): I met your dog. Lou?

    Bradley: Louie or Lou. Cool.

    Me: Has Louie passed away? If so, is he with you?

    Bradley: He’s not with me right now, but yeah, he passed away.

    Me: Aw. Well, we have some questions for you. By the way, my son, Lukas, and my daughter, Michelle, love your music.

    Bradley: Cool and thanks. That’s good to know.

    Jamie: He’s giving a handshake to Erik.

    Me: Well, come to think of it, you liked their music, too, didn’t you, Erik?

    Erik: Absolutely. I had it.

    Me: Okay, the first question I have for you is what was your spiritual mission this lifetime—your life as Bradley Nowell?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (laughing): He turns to Erik and he goes, “That’s your mom, right? Is your mom meaning religiously?”

    Me: Oh, no! No.

    Jamie (to Bradley): Spiritually, meaning open.

    I don’t get that but…

    Me: So Erik is explaining, I hope.

    Jamie: Yeah. They’re talking, and I was just asking, ‘Can I be a part of that?’

    I chuckle.

    Bradley (to me): I never really—who do I talk to?

    Jamie (to Bradley): No, to me.

    Bradley: Oops.

    Jamie (laughing): That’s okay.

    Jamie (explaining to me): He thought he was supposed to go to you and talk to you and I was saying, ‘No, no, no, I’ll be the one listening today.’

    Jamie and I giggle.

    Jamie: He’s so funny! He’s like so, um, not confused, but not prepared with seeing everyone else come in, like, “Yeah, I’m going to do this.”

    Bradley: So, yeah, I didn’t grow up with any structure or anything, but if anything was spiritual in my life, it had to be music. My whole family played music. That’s when you felt connected to somebody else. You got that harmony; you had that rhythm, and everybody was on that same page. It makes you smile on the inside. That had to be my dose of spirituality. Music.

    Me: So, what was your spiritual mission here, just to clarify.

    Seriously. Was I not listening? Maybe I’m a dalmatian.

    Bradley: Music.

    Me: What were you here to learn?

    Bradley: Aw, I thought you were gonna ask if I was successful and I was going to say “yes.”

    Me: Oh, okay. Yes, that was one of my questions. You’re just a step ahead of me!

    Bradley: What did I come to learn?

    Jamie: He kind of leans his weight back on one foot.

    Bradley: If I had to look at it from a distance, it would be how do you, as a creative person, stay awake and grounded to Earth. I think so many of what people see in mental disabilities, in mental imbalances in people is not just that, but people who live in a broader, multi-dimensional world than what Earth can provide. So, I see that I wasn’t crazy, but I definitely couldn’t stay put there.

    Me: So, you couldn’t stay grounded in this dimension alone?

    Jamie (to Bradley): Does that make sense?

    Jamie (to me): Yes, could not stay grounded here. Yes.

    Me: So, you were here to learn how to stay grounded on the earthly plane, but you feel like you didn’t accomplish that?

    Bradley (in a louder voice): Yep, did not accomplish that, no.

    Me: Do you feel like the music was intended to help you become grounded?

    Bradley: Yes.

    Me: Do you feel like your music was to help others in a spiritual way or was it meant only for entertainment for the masses and spiritual growth for you?

    Bradley: I knew that it started for myself. You know, my parents really reinforced that, but as I got into it, I felt like it turned out to be for other people.

    Me: Yeah. What were you here to teach?

    Bradley: I hope, if anything, I was teaching, through experiences, that—

    Jamie (to Bradley): What do you mean?

    Jamie (to me): He’s telling me that to be great and to be grounded—

    Jamie (to Bradley): Mm. Um um. Tell me again, but explain how it felt to you. Why did you think that’s what people are going to learn from you.

    Erik: Yeah.

    Jamie and I chuckle softly.

    Bradley: I felt people were going to learn how to be set free. The way that I was raised was that there wasn’t going to be any rules within my music—that creativity was welcomed—in fact, it was expected to be that way. But when you got into any other part of life, you were expected to fit into a box. You know, we were declined so many times because of our—

    Jamie laughs before translating this next part.

    Bradley: —the eclectic nature of our music. People couldn’t’ understand how it could all go together. And just because a few didn’t have the vision didn’t mean the people at home or on the radio didn’t have that vision or that need to listen to something  a bit outside the box—what would actually be their comfort zone. I’m hoping that’s what I taught through my music.

    Me: To get out of your comfort zone?

    Bradley: No, no. To get out of what people say is your comfort zone and define your own true comfort zone. When your define that truth for yourself, that’s when you can be grounded. It’s okay to be great and big and huge and everything wonderful that people want and need from you and still be grounded.

    Me: Now, do you think you accomplished that? Did you teach that to some of your fans?

    Bradley: No.

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: Well, did you accomplish that after death? Are you accomplishing that now?

    Bradley: Yes.

    Me: Yeah, I think so, too! What insights did you gain after you passed over?

    Bradley: That this shit was big! It wasn’t like this tiny room in the back of the bar!

    Jamie and I laugh hard.

    Bradley: It wasn’t like no greenroom. This is huge!

    Me: That’s funny! Now, can you share another life that most influenced your one as Bradley Nowell?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: He’s showing me one –

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (to Bradley): Where is this? Looks like a little Polynesian girl, maybe four years old. Little kid, still has that baby chub. Take that Hawaiian skin and times it by two. Dark olive skin. Bangs cut straight above the eyebrows, and the rest of the hair falls shoulder length. Round face. No top, just bottoms on. It looks like a little handmade grass skirt. He’s showing me it’s on a beach, and she’s lining—him in this other life-she’s lining up crabs on the beach.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: She has no fear of them. She’s not afraid that they’re going to snap at her or bite her. It’s just this, “You’re my friend; I’m going to pick you up, and I’m going to put you in rows.” She does this on the ocean beach.

    Bradley: It was a moment in my life wen I recognized that even though I was human and a girl and very different than the crabs, I could be friends with the crabs, and the crabs would never bite me. I would never harm the crabs nor vice versa. I remember having this big powerful thought being so young and recognizing that the life that I had was the same life that the crabs had. I knew at that moment that I could communicate to other things that were living, and we didn’t have to have the same language. It’s just like my body knew, my heart knew. I wanted that life again, but the only connection I could find was through the music. It just inspired me to stick to it.

    Me: And you did connect to the world through it.

    Bradley (smiling): Yeah, I did, didn’t I?

    Jamie: Aw, you’re so cute when you smile!

    I chuckle.

    Me: And did you connect to yourself with your music?

    Bradley: Yes.

    Me: Do you have any messages or advice for us?

    (Pause)

    Bradley: Yeah my advice is not to rely on language to communicate. Think bigger.

    (Pause)

    Me: Yeah. How about you, Erik? Do you have any questions?

    Jamie: Uh, apparently, they’re going to go play.

    Me: Oh, good! Okay. Well, thank you so much, Mr. Nowell.

    Jamie: It’s so funny. He doesn’t really look like a Bradley. You’d expect a Bradley to look like a clean-cut preppy type.

    Me: I’ve never seen a picture of him, but I imagine him to have a very boyish look.

    Jamie: He’s got jeans on and this chunky leather belt thing. He also has this very soft, almost tissue style t-shirts on. Really soft. Like a baby yellow color. Erik and him are gonna go jam.

    Me: Oh, good. Bye Erik. I love you. Thanks so much for you’re time, Bradley.

    This is one of my favorite Sublime songs:

    Bradley, his son, Jakob, and Lou Dog are so precious!

    Dogs are a Man's Best Friend

    Dogs are a Man’s Best Friend

    Nowell, Jakob, Lou Dog, Louie

    Bradley Nowell Kicks Back with Lou and his Baby Jakob

  • January20th2015

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    I’m sorry that their was no post yesterday. I thought I’d take the holiday off. I hope you all took the time to feel thankful for the great Martin Luther King, Jr. He did so much for so many, and I look forward to interviewing him.

    Today’s post is about suffering. It’s very relevant given how MLK has helped us alleviate the suffering of so many.

    We all suffer in some measure of our life. That’s what the human experience is about, at least somewhat: To let go of the pain it causes and embrace the lessons it offers to make us the best version of ourselves. Tomorrow, Erik will share solutions for our suffering. Pretty dang important!

    Me: So what is the spiritual root behind all suffering? Is it attachment? Is it resistance? Sometimes I think resistance plays a big part.

    Erik: Yes, attachment is behind it all like the need to play the victim so that you can get attention and sympathy or the attachment of being right so your ego has that “I’m right” identity, the attachment to expectations which are sometimes dashed—a lot! (He rolls his eyes.)

    Me: So attachment is the root. What about resistance? How does that come into play?

    Erik: It’s the resistance to detaching to the shit that doesn’t serve you and that keeps you in the past instead of the Now. Resistance sometimes can be confused with maintaining boundaries, so I don’t want it to seem like all resistance is bad. Can we say, “stubbornness” instead?

    Me: Sure.

    Erik: Resistance can be done consciously like you’re totally awake. “I fucking refuse to do that shit!” It might be for a really great reason, but stubbornness is something you can do on a conscious level, but for all the wrong reasons. We’re getting into semantics here, though. “I refuse to help you because blah, blah, blah,” and everyone around you is like, “Wow. That’s really weird.”

    Me: And resistance can be positive like, “I refuse to let you into my house to slay my children!”

    Erik: Yeah, yeah. Stubbornness is ego-driven. It’s the driver.

    Me: It’s like permanently being in toddlerhood.

    Erik claps his hands and laughs.

    Erik: That should be in bold words. There’s a t-shirt right there, Mom.

    Me: So, to sum it up, the root of all suffering is stubbornly hanging onto something that doesn’t serve you.

    Erik: Yes, whether it’s a belief, a past experience, an assumption, a need to be right or superior, a role and lots of other things.

    The Root of Suffering, Martin Luther King Jr, Channeling Erik

    This is a short one, I know. I promise tomorrow’s will be longer!

     

  • January6th2015

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    Enjoy Part Two of the Abraham Lincoln interview! 

    Me: How about another question, Erik?

    Erik: But that was a good one, man. That’s like his total legacy, having his face on the penny.

    Me: That’s true. Well if we get rid of that, he’s going to have to have his face on another. The gold doubloon. Okay, go for another question, Erik.

    Jamie (shocked): What made you say that?

    Me: The gold doubloon?

    Jamie: Yeah!

    Me: I don’t know. It just popped into my head.

    Jamie: Well that’s what he went off on, and I told him, ‘come on, come on, let’s straighten up.’ But that’s not something that you’d [commonly] say.

    Me: I know!

    Jamie: I can’t even pronounce it.

    Me: Well I can barely, too, as you may have noticed. Wow, we’re on the same page, Abe! That’s cool!

    Jamie: Yeah that’s cool.

    Me: All right. Erik, watcha got? Not in your pocket but in your brain.

    Erik: Empty. My pockets are more full than my brain.

    Me: Oh god.

    Erik: Abe, if there is—

    Jamie: I can’t believe he calls him Abe.

    Erik: Abe, if there is one thing that you could leave for every, every, everyone to know, you know, just some words of wisdom, what would you drop down right now?

    Jamie chuckles.

    Erik: What would you say?

    Jamie: He had his hands in his laps, and he kind of puts them on the table. One is over the other, which is very nice.

    Abe: That is a very powerful question. I’d very much like to be president in this day and age seeing how [powerful and open] media is. I know it can work both ways.

    Me: Yeah.

    Abe: But I would like every American citizen, even those who are living with us that do not have citizenship, to know the value of loving thy neighbor. I believe that as your media grew and your focus on money grew, status became more important and friendships became secondary. It is—

    Jamie: I don’t know that word. Sorry.

    Abe changes the word.

    Abe: It is nice to see how people protect their families, but I would also like to see them protecting their neighbors.

    Me: We’ve become so insulated from them.

    Abe: By wall, yards and fences. But they’re just steps away, and it would be wonderful to love them as much as you love yourself. The world would change overnight.

    Me: Yeah.

    (Poignant pause)

    Me: What was your spiritual mission, Mr. Lincoln, and do you feel like you accomplished it?

    Abe (According to Jamie, sweeping his hand to the side, in front of him): Do you mean the spiritual lesson that all could see or the one I held for myself?

    Me: Oh, both!

    Erik: You heard the woman, both!

    Me: Erik, you’re something else, my boy.

    Erik: Oh, Abe loves it, Mom. He loves it. Are you kidding?

    Abe: The spiritual lesson for all to see was my self-sacrifice knowing that my life, though greater in influence than most, was not to be protected as something valuable. It was to be seen as one of many [lives.] I do feel like I succeeded greatly in that and not hide from my fears, but instead, to walk forward. The personal one that I held close to my chest? That was to understand self-gratitude and self-love. It was difficult for me to look inward though it was easy to see just my reactions to what I put out into the world. I tended to focus heavily on that instead of who I was. My contract with my wife was valuable in that she was the one who helped me see what I had deep inside of myself.

    Me: Okay. Last question. Any final messages for humanity?

    Erik: I busted my chops, Mom. I asked that first.

    Me: Okay, ask another one then.

    Erik (to Abe): Do you like cats?

    Jamie: My cat is all over me.

    Abe: I do like cats. I like animals.

    Me: That’s a good note to end off on. Thank you, Mr. Lincoln. Thank you, Erik. Thank you, Jamie.

  • January2nd2015

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    I’m pleased to announce Jamie’s event scheduled for January 14th at 6:00 PM EST. It’s entitled New Year, New Root Chakra. As many of you know, the last two events were plagued with audio problems, but Jamie has spoken with the president of the company providing the webinar service, and he assures her that it will be fixed. Here’s a description and the link to register:
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    I’m embarrassed to say that I already interviewed Lincoln back in 2012! The old mind is slipping! If you want to read that as well, I interviewed two notable figures for this session do I wasn’t able to ask as many questions. So, consider this the abridged version.

    Me: We can’t seem to get these notable figures in to a session without Erik. He probably pesters them into it. Today, we’re interviewing no other than President Abraham Lincoln. Erik, go fetch.

    Jamie: Erik asks if it’s okay to bring his wife.

    Me: Sure! Mary Todd, you are welcome.

    Jamie: Okay. Everyone’s here. I’m afraid to look up. Is that weird? I’m afraid to look up, but I know that he’s here.

    Me: Well he’s pretty tall so it might be hard to look up that high. Welcome Mr. Lincoln.

    Jamie: He’s sitting.

    Me: We’re going to ask you a few questions, if that’s all right.

    Abe: Yes.

    Me: Okay, Erik, start off.

    Jamie (laughing): Um, Erik is first saying, “hello.”

    Me: Oh, yeah. Hi Erik!

    Jamie: He’s saying, “hello” to you first, and then he’s saying, “hello” to Abe. He’s not even calling him Mr. President Lincoln, nothing like that. He’s very causal. He’s like, “Hey Abe.” I guess I’ll address him as President Lincoln, and he’s laughing at that. He says he finds it very joyful. He does show up in the way that we know him—a long black jacket—it looks kind of silky. It’s not heavy. It’s not wool-like. He has a tie. (Laughing) I don’t know what it’s called. They’re laughing!

    Me: A bowtie?

    Jamie: No. A cravat. It’s thin, black and it’s tied around his neck. Erik is immediately pushing the envelope. He’s joking with Abe about handshakes. He’s slapping his had around like it’s a special handshake, and Abe is laughing.

    Abe: It’s good to be invited to a session like this.

    Jamie: Oh, he has a nice, deep, slow voice.

    Erik (to Abe): How was it for you—

    Jamie (uncomfortable): God you’re so blunt.

    Erik: How was it for you to be murdered? How did it feel when you left your body and you realized somebody else did it to you? Did it piss you off?

    Jamie: His wife is standing behind him.

    Abe: That’s an unusual question, and I would like to handle it with attention. I was well aware that someone was pursuing me, and I knew that my death was imminent. I was warned not to go to the theater or to be in the public, but I chose, as many others in my position of power, to not live in fear. I walked proudly out into the public to show others to not fear their destiny as well. I was unaware that it would happen that evening for certain. There had been several other times that the threat of my death was told to me, even in my dreams.

    Silence

    Jamie: Oh my god. I stopped talking! Sorry. I was just into listening because Abe is, um, he changed his tone of voice. It’s a little more—you can’t make it more slow. He’s a deliberate talker, but he became more personal with Erik and started sharing with him that he was a man who had premonitions.

    Abe: I knew of things to come because of my dreams and that I was told, and I listened to them. They felt extremely real and I saw nothing—

    Jamie (stumbling on a word that starts with a D): I don’t know that word.

    Erik: Wrong. He saw nothing wrong with it, Jamie!

    I think he said “disparate.”

    Abe: I saw nothing wrong with giving credit to his premonitions, and although I had one that night, I still chose not to live in fear. I felt that that was the right choice. When I felt myself being shot, I knew, at that moment, that the country would change because of what had happened. I felt that I left the right people in charge. I prepared my cabinet for my death because there had been so many threats. I don’t hold anger for the young man who shot me. His life played out as it needed to be, but I do feel that my death was valued more because it was taken and it wasn’t lost to old age or disease. (To Erik) Son, if you’re asking me if I have regrets, I do not.

    Me: Do you think you would have done anything differently during the Civil War?

    Abe: I’m not a man who prides himself on being at war. Looking back, I could have been more aggressive in stopping the war. I do not take pride in the fact that lives were lost. That brings me no satisfaction on either side. This particular war was very unique because it was a very personal war. It was not about money. It was not about conquering. It was about civil rights. It was a war in every man’s heart.

    Jamie (tearing up): I’m actually a little verklemped.

    She laughs.

    Me: Aw.

    Jamie: Erik’s patting me. The visuals that come with it, he has such pride in being the president and helping people find themselves.

    Abe: So, in a way, it got away from me, from my direct delegation and became a very personal war for me. I feel like I managed it the best way at the time, but I could have been more aggressive.

    Me: Okay. Erik, go for it. Your turn.

    Jamie (covering her face in embarrassment): Leave it to him. He just asked President Lincoln if he wore boxers or briefs.

    Me: Oh! Well, what’s the answer to that?

    Abe: Briefs.

    Me: Do another question, Erik!

    Jamie: Erik is pulling from some of the questions you sometimes ask.

    Erik: What life, in another incarnation, played most for you?

    I think he means what influenced his life as President Lincoln.

    Jamie: My cat is sitting on the table looking at Abe!

    Me: Aw, amazing. Cats are very sensitive [to energy.]

    Jamie: Right in front of the empty seat sitting there looking.

    I chuckle.

    Jamie: Now Erik’s messing with him. That’s my new kitten.

    Me (in a sappy tone): Aww!

    Jamie: That was so neat.

    Me: Kitty!

    Jamie: Okay, Abe understands the question. It’s about another life and what parallels with this last one. He’s showing me—he’s such a gentle man.

    (Pause)

    Jamie: I’m telling him he needs to talk to me now, not just show me pictures. He’s showing me a picture where he’s a man. He’s human. He’s a boy. (Laughing) He’s a boy, but I swear he’s dressed like a girl! He’s got ringlets and he’s got a dress on, but he assures me that he’s a boy. He’s being carried and he’s not allowed to play. He’s being attended to too much. He’s being kept away from others because he needs to be well-mannered and kept clean for the level of wealth that he had.

    Abe: Most of my life was that way. I lived in wealth and was never allowed to mix with poverty or the middle class or to even understand relationships and how to help others. That life didn’t sit well with me. It did not feel good. I did not like my status. I was called inconsiderate and ungrateful because I didn’t enjoy the status I had.

    Me: How is that tied to this past life as President Lincoln?

    Abe: Because despite the power that I attained, it didn’t put me in a specific social status, I still walked among the poor and understood them. In fact, I enjoyed their company more than with those with wealth. They found a true connection with relationships and they found value in honesty in the fact that money tends to water down the words of the wealthy.

    Me: You, looking like a girl, did that have anything to do with your questionable sexual orientation?

    Abe: That life didn’t parallel in that subject as much as others. It was just the style or fashion and the showmanship of money.

    Me: Well, what about your sexual orientation?

    Jamie: In the life he led as Abraham Lincoln?

    Me: Mm hm.

    Abe: I found it difficult to have intimate relationships. I would not agree that I was attracted to one sex over another, but I would say that I was attracted to all of it so it scared me.

    Jamie: Erik’s busting him up.

    Erik: What do you mean, “all of it?” Do you mean boys and girls?

    Jamie and I chuckle.

    Abe: Yes. So I became more reserved.

    Jamie: His wife is patting him on the shoulder.

    Me: Aw.

    Abe: Life is difficult enough so I chose to not let that be the worst part of it. As you can tell, my physical appearance, maybe that was the worst of it.

    Me: Aw. You were handsome inside. Okay, Erik. You’re next.

    Erik: What is your most favorite (bad grammar!) thing in Home or to do after your passing?

    Me: Oh, good one!

    Jamie: President Lincoln doesn’t even pause.

    Abe: I take a lot of joy in being on a lot of councils to help the world find the peace that it deserves.

    Me: Well, what do you think about the state of humanity now?

    Abe: I believe that it still suffers but not to the degree that it did before. We had masses of people in shackles in my day. Now the majority is free, and we only have small territories where you have that same line of thinking. Soon, these territories will be consumed by others and dispersed, and we’ll end up with tribes who have the old ways of thinking instead of territories. Then it will be easier to understand the tribes and respect them and believe them instead of trying the old ways of conquering. I feel hopeful for humanity today.

    Me: Well what do you think about all that’s going on with the conflicts between the police and African Americans? There’s been a lot of that going on lately. Is there a reason for that?

    Pause while Jamie chuckles and nods her head.

    Jamie: Sorry, he was giving me a bunch of images so we’re backing up. He’s comparing it to the second child.

    Abe: When you have your family and you raise your first child, and they become more mature at 5, 6, 7, the second child comes along and the first child becomes more infantile to receive attention. I see this in the pattern of racism in the United States. It became mature, and then something else came along.

    Erik: Come on. What’s the other thing? You can’t trump that.

    Abe: The right to love. I want to look at two strong humanitarian needs that are being presented at the doorstep of the United States of America and that would be the right to love whomever you desire, the right to marry, and the right to heal oneself in the way they see fit. So this is a struggle against power and control over the people. The last success was [civil rights], and this where being infantile again comes in to take away the attention of the control and the need to have power over the first child because the first child is acting out.

    Me: So who’s the infantile one, the police or the African Americans? The government or the African Americans?

    Abe: It’s the government, the police.

    Me: All right, so they —

    So I guess the first child is the advances in civil rights decades ago.

    Abe: Now it’s being challenged again because people want healing, they’re right to love and so they’re feeling like they need to take away something they’ve already earned to show them, but there is a greater power over them. This rage will die down much like the inflammation of a wound, and it won’t be the issue that it’s recently become. Then the true focus will go back to the source of healing and the source of being able to love whomever we desire.

    Me: Okay. Erik, what do you have in your pocket? Next question.

    Erik: I got a penny in my pocket. Abe, what do you think about that penny?

    Jamie and I both laugh.

    Me: That is so random!

    Abe: I’m very proud to have my face on the penny.

    Me, getting the connection: That’s right!

    Abe: Though I don’t see it as being as useful as it once was. I wish the government would save money by pulling the penny off the shelf and not manufacturing it anymore. Then they can put that money into bringing down the debt.

    Jamie (laughing): Oh, he’s talking about some other things.

    Clearly, she doesn’t want to share them.

    Erik (With a face that suggests that he just heard a crazy person make a statement): Um oo okay.

    Here’s the link for the first Lincoln interview: Click HERE.

    Abraham Lincoln channeled on Channeling Erik



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