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  • November24th

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    Yesterday wasn’t the best of days. I reflected on my situation, as all of us do from time to time, and my thoughts drifted towards what I do here on the blog. It’s very tough, because every minute that I work on it is a reminder that Erik is dead. Over and over I think, ‘He’s dead. He’s dead. He’s dead.’ Sure, he’s alive in a different way, but he’s not with me physically. Of course, every time I reflect on that fact, it brings my mind back to the events of that horrible day, the day he took his life. I go through the entire sequence: the call, the mad rush to get home, the race up the stairs, the smell of gunpowder, the graphic sights, the emergency crew zipping him up in a body bag and carrying him out, the sound of the crime cleanup crew ripping out his carpet, the sight of them carrying away the chair he was sitting in, and more. But this is my job now, one that I spend a small fortune on to continue. I am thankful, though, that I am able to communicate with Erik and that I have you as friends.

    I do have a request for you guys. If any of you know a notable person that might give me a short endorsement for my upcoming book, email me. (emedhus@gmail.com) There’s a free copy in it for you!

    Enough of that. Let’s hear the last part of the interview with Pavarotti. I found his description of his past life fascinating. 

    Me: Okay. Do you feel like you accomplished what you set out to do here?

    Luciano: I’m very happy with what I have done. I’m sure if I had stayed longer, I would have provided more help for more people.

    Jamie: He’s very proud of what he’s done.

    Me: I bet so. That’s a life that anybody should be proud of.

    Luciano: Yes.

    Me: What insights did you gain when you crossed over?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (to Luciano): I bet if you slowed down a little bit I could repeat exactly what you say.

    (Pause)

    Jamie: You know he’s not that tall.

    Me: He just looked larger than life.

    Jamie: Okay. I just took him off topic. What were we talking about?

    I repeat the question.

    Luciano: You have a very good quality in your voice.

    Me: Aww!

    Luciano: I learned that Heaven and Earth are not that far apart in location and distance and in the care of the soul.

    Me: What do you mean, “The care of the soul?”

    Luciano: In both places, we need to take care of the soul. On Earth, we get caught up on taking care of the body when the true secret is—and I would like to tell everyone this—the secret to life is to care for the soul. Then, the body will be happy.

    Me: Is that your ultimate message for humanity?

    Luciano (with his hand on his chest): I would love for that to be. I think it’s the secret of life. When we pay attention to the soul, then we can get to the root of what love is. Love is different for every person, and when you find love, you find the meaning of life. But the secret of life is to care for the soul, first.

    Me: Ah, Even your messages are very musical.

    Luciano: Thank you.

    Me: Can you share another life that most influenced your life as the one and only Pavarotti?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to herself): What is that?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: That’s disturbing. He’s showing me an instant picture of… (To Luciano) Can you tell me the story as I explain the image? Can you talk about the image?

    Luciano: I can talk about anything now.

    Jamie: He’s a woman, blond hair, very thin. She’s probably in her 20s, younger woman. She’s living in the South of France. It’s very long ago, even before the migration of Christianity. I don’t know if that makes sense.

    Me: I’m no history buff, but okay.

    Jamie: What had happened in that life is the husband was killed, so the woman took on another mate. But this was not allowed, so she was seen as an adulteress and was not allowed to talk. There’s the leather piece that looks like it’s fashioned around the mouth and jaw to punish her. Of course, when that was on, she couldn’t eat, so she lost a lot of weight. When her punishment was served, she publically complained that there should have been no punishment, that love should be allowed. She stood up for herself in a time when you shouldn’t. You were supposed to just accept your penance and more on. Then they decided to sew her mouth shut. I see an image of her with very large stitches across her mouth, and her hands are tied so she couldn’t remove them. Anyone who tried to help her would be punished as well, so she died of starvation.

    Me: Oh, how horrible.

    Jamie: It was about not being able to speak for what was right for her in that lifetime that ached—that’s his word—his heart. It “ached” him.

    Luciano: I would die a thousand times before having to experience that again.

    Jamie (to Luciano): Oh my god. Is that why you are such a little lover right now?

    Luciano: That, and having such a big voice.

    Me: And not exactly emaciated.

    Jamie: Oh my god. You’re right!

    Luciano: I had my food. I love food!

    Me: That explains your life as Pavarotti to a T!

    Jamie: That’s wild.

    Me: Erik, what about you? Do you have any questions for him?

    Erik: When can I get on your calendar for coaching sessions?

    Me: Yeah!

    Erik: Not to learn how to sing! I want to learn the language of Love!

    Jamie and I giggle.

    Me: Luciano, can you pencil him in?

    Luciano: Absolutely. We’re meeting afterwards.

    Me: That’s so funny! Well, thank you, Luciano. I appreciate this.

    Pavarotti makes a shallow bow.

    Me: Thanks for coming to woo us.

    Jamie: His hand is up, and when I say up, I mean just above his head like he’s addressing an audience of a million. He has to be very grand about it. “Thank you. Thank you!”

    Jamie rattles off mumbo jumbo mimicking a string of Italian following the word, “Ciao.”

    Erik and Luciano give each other a handshake, a pat on the shoulder and a demi-hug.

    Jamie (chuckling): You know, that shoulder-to-shoulder hug?

    Me: Demi-hug. Such a guy thing.

    Erik: I don’t think I could have gotten my arms around him!

    Jamie: Oh gosh, Erik! Whatever!

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  • November21st

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    Although I don’t listen to opera that much now, there was a time when I was younger that it was a part of my daily ritual. La Boheme and fresh pasta. Tosca and fresh pasta. Carmen and fresh pasta. (We bought a pasta machine around that time. Man, did it get a workout. I’m so sick of pasta now that I don’t care if I never see a strand of spaghetti again.) Judging by his size, Pavarotti never lost his linguini love. Enjoy Part One of the big guy. Part Two will be coming next Friday.

    Jamie: Big guy. Big guy here.

    Me: Yes, he was big.

    Jamie: He’s the—

    Me: Opera dude. Amazing voice.

    Jamie: He’s got a beard and a larger forehead.

    Me: That’s him. Luciano, how are you?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Luciano): Oh, speak English!

    I chuckle.

    Jamie (laughing hard): C’mon! I know you speak English!

    (Pause)

    Jamie: The way he speaks is, um. (To Luciano) Excuse me; am I going to be rude if I say this?

    Luciano: Please, go ahead.

    Jamie: The way he talks to you is like he’s about to slide his hand inside your shirt and cup your breast and give you a kiss.

    We both giggle.

    Jamie: His voice is incredible. It’s very full.

    Me: Yes.

    Jamie: So, it’s very wooing, like, “It won’t matter if I just cup you and hold you and caress you,” but it’s not aggressive or rude.

    Me: You’re describing his voice perfectly! Very seductive.

    Erik (leaning in): I can learn a lot from this guy.

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Jamie (to Erik): First of all, you’d have to change your voice.

    Luciano: My love, where are we going in this interview?

    Interview? Oh, yeah.

    Me: First of all, I want to tell you how much I love your voice. Rune and I have listened to your music many times in the past.

    Luciano (placing his hand on his chest): Thank you.

    Me: What was your spiritual mission this past lifetime?

    Jamie (chuckling): He’s just talking away. I totally missed it, so I asked him to start again! He’s very round and firm. He’s not one of those fat people who wiggle when they talk. Solid, big, stocky.

    Luciano: In my lifetime, my spiritual mission was to be with inside myself and follow my heart. Everyone must know that their heart and their dreams are different. Dreams sustain us and keep us moving forward, but the heart tells us where to step. As a child—

    Jamie: He talks with his hands. His arms are just flying.

    Luciano: As a child, I had great dreams of playing sports, but my heart kept moving me towards music and harmony and variations of songs, bars—

    This technical musical term confuses Jamie.

    Jamie (to Luciano): Can you say it another way?

    Jamie laughs.

    Jamie: I don’t know what he called me, but it sounded very sweet! “Oh my little, bu-bu-bu,” whatever that word was! He patted me on the shoulder. He’s very touchy!

    Me: Italians, you know.

    Jamie (to Luciano): Oh, are you Italian? Of course you are!

    Luciano: I could take a short song and change it in so many different ways. So I had to learn how to follow what was inside me and not my dreams.

    Me: So that was what you were here to learn, then?

    Luciano: Yes. (Cupping his fingers together and putting the left hand on top, then the right and so on) That was the mission and the learning go hand in hand for me.

    Me: Were you here to teach anything?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (frustrated): The way he goes with it. I don’t know why I’m getting lost. I’m just going to do this in “Jamie words.”

    Me: Yeah. Yeah. Go ahead.

    Jamie: Because he’s cruising.

    Me: Oh my god.

    Jamie: He was saying that he was teaching those who came across his path that everybody has a purpose whether they see it in a grand way like the public eye or the political eye or if it’s very small like the design of a product or being a mother or a father. He always encouraged people to do exactly what they saw fit for themselves. In his life, he didn’t make a lot of sacrifices. The family that he chose to be in supported what his spiritual mission and lesson was. So he didn’t have a lot of fighting to do. He didn’t have to struggle, so the way that he taught people is to let them know that there didn’t need to be a fight or struggle. He was very happy to move with ease. He says it’s very important to stay completely honest with your own heart no matter what everyone else is pointing you toward, no matter what everyone else is telling you.

    Luciano: That’s very, very important.

    Here’s a YouTube that shows off his masterful voice.

  • November13th

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    When I was young, I was always fascinated by and enamored with Grace Kelly. She was so elegant, eloquent and beautiful inside and out. As you will see, she still is.

    Erik: Who’s next?

    Me: Oh, okay. You’re eager!

    Jamie: He’s our “go to boy.”

    Me: I guess so! Well, let me give you a choice here, Sweetie. Grace Kelly, Ray Charles or Michael Landon.

    Erik: Mom, don’t you think it’s kinda nice that we do similar people?

    Me: Oh, yeah, we can do that. Sure!

    Erik: So today, we have to stick to female.

    Jamie: And he’s…gone.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: So, I guess he’s getting, um, you mentioned—

    Me: Grace Kelly?

    Jamie: Who were the other ones?

    Me: Well, they were guys, so…

    Jamie: Wasn’t she the actress who turned into the princess or something?

    Me: Yes! The Princess of Monaco.

    Jamie: She can—oh, she’s here.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie (to Grace): Is it you? Grace Kelly?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Does she have a proper name?

    Me: I don’t know! I think that’s her birth name, but don’t hold me to it!

    Erik: She says you don’t have to call her by her proper name like “Princess Grace” or anything. That’s what she means.

    Me: Okay. Well, what would you like us to call you, Mrs. Kelly?

    Princess Grace: I’m fine with that, although I was known as Princess Grace.

    Me: Well, I’ll call you that. It seems more respectful! Is it all right if we begin our little interview?

    Princess Grace: Yes. That would be lovely.

    Jamie: She speaks English.

    Me: Oh, yeah.

    Jamie: She is English?

    Me: Well, she’s American, but if I recall, she has just the tiniest hint of an accent that could make you wonder about whether she was British, yeah.

    Jamie: No, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about American English.

    Me: Oh, okay. Well, the first question is this: What was your spiritual mission while you were here on the earthly plane?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: Okay, okay. She’s really wordy so I’m just going to have her back up and talk me through.

    Me: Okay.

    Princess Grace: Are you with me?

    Jamie (giggling): Yes, I’m on the same page!

    Princess Grace: My spiritual mission in that life was to be a role to many, especially to woman of that era in time. This was important to me, even as a child I knew I was destined for some kind of greatness, and I knew I would never let it go to my head.

    Me: Were you here to learn anything?

    Princess Grace: Everything! To learn to say yes. A lot of examples that were around me in my life from my family to my career to my love life would have all pointed to no—to react with caution. Many people said I was blessed with luck, that whatever I was around was blessed, but truly it was just the awareness to say yes and not to be afraid—to live life in an awake state and to choose each day to be happy. Maybe this is why so many people found me so adoring or that I was a role model. By any means it was just an awake conscious state.

    How ironic that this awake state, this throwing caution to the wind resulted in her death. A preordained exit point? Probably. I bet she accomplished all she set out to do. Let’s continue and find out.

    Me: Were you here to teach anything?

    Princess Grace: I don’t truly believe that I was placed on Earth for any one magnificent reason though—

    (Pause)

    Jamie (sheepishly): I got lost again.

    I laugh.

    Jamie to Mrs. Kelly): Please repeat.

    Jamie (to me): She’s a really calm speaker, but then she kind of quickly goes through it. There are not a lot of pauses with her; she knows exactly what she wants to say.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (giggling): And now I’ve forgotten the question! I’m so sorry.

    Me (laughing): What were you here to teach?

    Princess Grace: I was here to meet my husband and to teach the story of my life—to be who you desire to be, and only accept what you want. This is what I would like to leave.

    Me: Okay.

    Princess Grace: The message for others: Only accept into your life what you want. Please do not—

    Jamie (to Mrs. Kelly): Oh, that’s so wordy. Can you rephrase it? Do not accept people or things into your life that your feel will get you ahead.

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (frustrated): Ah, shit. I’m going rogue.

    Me: Yeah, just go rogue if you have to.

    Jamie (giggling): These are going to be my words of her. I know what she’s saying, and she says it well, but it’s really, really wordy.

    Me: Just feel free to paraphrase everything then.

    Jamie: I try to do everything word for word, but in her case it’s just too hard. Basically, she’s saying don’t say yes to everything. If you don’t want it, don’t accept it. Don’t accept it because later on it might get you where you think you want to be, you know, even though you don’t want it in that moment. Only allow what you want into your life at that time.

    Me: Okay. Do you think you accomplished most of what you came here to do?

    Princess Grace: Yes.

    Me: Good! Did you gain any insights when you crossed over?

    Princess Grace: My insight was—

    Jamie (giggling): I swear she’s really a delightful woman, I promise you—

    Me: Oh, yeah!

    Jamie: But what is it? I’m gonna paraphrase again. She found that a lot of what she lived her life for, you know, for others, and kind of the bigger cause and smiling and enjoying life—she never took enough time just for herself.

    Me: I can imagine.

    Jamie: Just for her. It was a pleasure for her to be with other people and to include them in her journey, but in the end, when she looked back, she realized that she missed that opportunity.

    Me: Yep. I know how she feels. Is there a life you can share that most influenced your one as Princess Grace?

    Princess Grace: Oh, dear! Even when I was living, I would have this dream, this repetitive dream. It was—

    Jamie (to Mrs. Kelly): Were you a boy?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: She’s a little boy in the dream, and he is watching his feet as he’s running down a cobblestoned street. His feet, they look like they’re wearing Mary Jane’s.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: So, I don’t know if little boys wore those Mary Jane style shoes.

    Me: I think they did in the olden days.

    Jamie: He looks like four years old maybe, and it’s the feet he, oops, I mean he hears running and running. Then all he sees is the horse.

    Me: Okay. So what happened? Did he get killed by a horse? Trampled by a horse?

    Princess Grace: I didn’t die, but yes, I did get run over by a horse. It was the same thought she was having by watching my feet that even though she was so little, she sounded like a horse. Ba dump, ba dump, ba dump. Those little shoes on the cobblestones. I came around a building on a sloping cobblestoned hill, and this horse came by and stepped on me. I was very, very sick for a long time. That one event made me believe, as that little boy, that what I thought would and must come true. I sounded like a horse; I got trampled by one. So I lived a life in fear of my own thoughts, my own little thoughts and how they could come true.

    Me: And how did that influence your life as Princess Grace?

    Princess Grace: I wanted to have a life where whatever I thought of or dreamed of or set a goal for would come true, and not to be afraid of the power of manifestation.

    Jamie: Wow.

    Me: Ditto. Erik, so you have any questions for Princess Grace?

    Erik: Nope.

    Jamie: He thought about it though!

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Jamie: He’s behaving!

    Me: Wonders never cease. There’s always a first time! Well, thank you Princess Grace; we really appreciate it.

    Princess Grace: Thank you.

    Enjoy two of the six part interview series with Grace Kelly on 20/20 just prior to her death.

  • October31st

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    One of the reasons I chose my youngest son, Lukas’s name is because of the movie “Cool Hand Luke.” I fell in love with those gorgeous blue eyes! I wish I hadn’t made this interview so short. Having over 400 celebrities on the list makes me feel the need to rush. I don’t know if I’ll get through all of them in my lifetime! Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy what he has to say as much as I did.

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    Me: Erik, can you get Paul Newman or Bob Hope?

    Jamie (whispering excitedly): Oh, get Paul Newman, Erik!

    (Pause as Erik disappears to get one of them.)

    Jamie: Didn’t they call him “Baby Blue Eyes” Or something?

    Me: Probably. He had the most amazing eyes, and he was just a really nice human being.

    Jamie: His face, young, old, I don’t care; he kept the most handsome face.

    Me: I know! Just the way it was chiseled.

    Erik returns with Paul Newman.

    Jamie (giggling like a little school girl): Thank you, Erik!

    Me: Aw, he obeyed you!

    Jamie giggles excitedly for several seconds.

    Me: Hello Mr. Newman.

    Paul: Hello girls.

    Me: We were just bragging about you.

    Paul: Thank you so much for whatever it is. I’m sure it was up to par.

    Jamie: He’s suggesting we are very clean-mouthed people.

    Me: Of course we are. We just have little crushes on you, that’s all, like millions of other ladies. Do you mind if I ask you some questions?

    Paul: Please do.

    Jamie: He kind of holds his hands in front of his hips. He’s got a jacket on. He just looks so sharp. He’s got on jeans and a dress blazer and a white Polo shirt. The blazer is navy blue.

    Me: Okay. The first question is: What was your spiritual mission while you were here on the earthly plane?

    Jamie (laughing): I so didn’t hear that because he was teasing me that I didn’t clearly describe the shoes he was wearing. He’s making fun of me! He has a tan leather shoes. I’d actually say they’re brown like the color of mahogany. I’m sorry. Ask your question. I’ll straighten up.

    Me (chuckling): Are you happy now, Paul?

    Paul (laughing): Yes.

    I repeat the question.

    Paul: (glancing up, then glancing back at Jamie): It would have to be to bring communities together.

    Jamie: He had a little pause. He’s talking about his spiritual mission was also to teach that and for people to pay attention.

    Paul: Yes. Just pay attention to how we’re living and why we’re living that way. As I got older, all my interests in my life had taken me all over the world. My family was pretty much from all over the world. We had a lot of background feeding into our family—different cultures—and growing up in the American culture, I didn’t realize how gluttonous we are. When I began to travel, I realized that far off the charts from where we came from that I felt it was my need to start teaching how we can run businesses properly to save our environment and save the world.

    Me: Yeah. Were you here to learn anything?

    (Long pause as Jamie listens):

    Jamie: He rubs one hand over his jawline and his chin.

    Paul: I chose to learn from every person I came in contact with. If it was an overall perspective of what I was to learn, it would definitely be how to be accepting of people.

    Me: And do you think you accomplished all that?

    Jamie: There’s that winning smile. He said yes.

    Me: Oh, good. When you talk about accepting people, are you talking about anything in particular? Could you clarify that for us? Are you talking about accepting different races or creeds or religions or just people in general?

    Paul: I think growing up in America having so many backgrounds around me and serving in the military, the need to identify and separate cultures and races wasn’t there. I didn’t need to accept that. I needed to accept people for what kind of personality they had.

    Me: Instead of judging them based on their exterior or on a superficial level.

    Paul: Exactly.

    Me: Okay. Now, did you gain any insights after you crossed over?

    Paul: That I actually did a lot.

    Me: Yes, you did.

    Paul: I am proud of myself. I was just having fun with everything I did so I didn’t realize what feats I accomplished. I was just having fun.

    Me: You accomplished so many things in such a broad variety of activities. Now, can you describe a life that most influenced your life as Paul Newman?

    Jamie: He’s showing me—(to Paul) Is that a man or a woman?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: I just got the back of the head so I can’t tell.

    I laugh.

    Jamie: It’s a man. He’s showing me being an old man. His skin is like Eastern Indian. His hair is bright white so it’s such a strong contrast to see it together. He’s in a folded seated pose on the floor. You know, his legs are all wrapped up. Oh, he’s a Yogi.

    Paul: That life taught me that walking your path with awareness and centeredness makes your path beautiful. It’s when you disconnect that your world around you suffers.

    Me: That’s true.

    Paul: I enjoy coming back to that one life because in the temple where I was, I didn’t travel very much. I lived a life that was very grounded and centered in one area. I wanted to know if I could take that life and put it in a busier environment and society and still be able to sustain it. You know, it didn’t really hit me until my 30s that it’s what I really wanted to do with my life: to be centered and awake. Once I did that, my career kept growing and growing and it was never out of reach or out of control.

    Me: Fascinating. Now do you have any messages or advice for us?

    Paul: Educate yourself.

    Jamie: He puts his pointer finger to his thumb, you know, like you’re taking a pinch of salt, and he’s holding it up to eye level like it’s a very precise thing to do.

    Me: Yes, you were a self-taught man.

    Paul: Yes. No one will do it for you, and you need to know where a product is coming from, what was sacrificed or done to get that product to your door, and if it doesn’t meet the way you want to live your life do not purchase that product anymore. That includes services that are provided.

    Me: Okay. I got you.

    Paul: Taking steps this way is going to make a clean and beautiful world.

    Me: That’s not easy.

    Paul: You think it’s not easy just to say no? Is it hard to refuse a product because of you don’t like the way the business is run so you purchase that product from someone else?

    Me: I think the research into all the things you buy would be time consuming for some people.

    Paul: It’s easier now because you can get online. I bet someone has done that research for you already.

    Me: Oh, I’m sure. Erik, do you want to—

    Paul: I still race cars here.

    Jamie (to Paul): You raced cars?

    Paul: Yes.

    Me: Yes, I remember that. Well, Mr. Newman, thank you so much for you time.

    Paul: You’re welcome.

    Jamie: It’s cute. He blows a kiss, but it’s on two fingers rather than on the whole hand.

    Me: Aw, I can picture that in my mind. That’s sweet. What a sweet man!

    Paul: Bye.

    Jamie: How did he pass away? Was it old age?

    Me: I think it was lung cancer.

    Jamie: Oh.

  • October23rd

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    I have a very important request for you guys. I’m very grateful for those of you who have shared your stories about how Erik has saved you from taking your life, and I need more in order to be a part of this upcoming reality show. I need stories of how Erik has helped you but with tangible signs, not anecdotal  ones rather than signs like dragonflies or goosebumps that could be seen as coincidental  Examples might include BBs dropping from the ceiling, his physical presence, messages on the phone or TV, hearing his voice, having messages appear on your computer screen, etc. I remember one of you was struggling with what direction to go in your life, and Erik made a screensaver with floating pencils. She didn’t have that screensaver on her computer. Through that sign, he was telling her to become a writer. Some of you have had electronics work that were unplugged. Some of you have had the blog appear on your computer but have never been to the blog, etc. But these things have to be associated with your need for help. They can’t be stories of Erik just coming by to say “Hey” or tease or prank you. Plus, you also need to be willing to appear on TV. If you have a story like that, please send it to me at emedhus@gmail.com. I would be so grateful. Can you imagine how many people we could reach out to this way? Sorry if there are any typos or editing errors in this,. For some reason, my vision is particularly blurry today. 

    Here’s the second part of the Ray Charles interview!

    Me: Okay. Were you here to teach anything other than what you said at first?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: He and Erik are talking, and I’m tapping my fingers, waiting for him to finish. Erik’s talking to him about his family, but I can’t figure out why he brought it up. Either he was from a big family or he had a big family. I’m just listening. Again, I forgot the question!

    I repeat it.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Ray, giggling): Over here! Can you talk to me?

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Me: Don’t ignore poor Jamie!

    Jamie: Erik and him are getting along really well.

    Me: Aww, awesome!

    Jamie: It’s weird, though, cuz Erik just had a full-blown conversation, but it sounded like he purposely kept me on the side.

    Ray: Again, I definitely was there to teach that you’re not a victim.

    Me: Do you think you accomplished all that you came here to do?

    Ray: All I can say is that I did the best I could. If that’s not accomplishing something, I don’t know what is.

    Me: Oh, gosh, yes. I think you did. You had some rough patches throughout your life, didn’t you?

    Ray: Yes ma’am, I did.

    Me: Would you like to talk about any of those?

    Ray: No ma’am, I would not.

    Me: Okay. That’s all right. Did you gain any other insights when you passed?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik and Ray): Okay. Nice. High five each other.

    Ray: There a sense of peace that Heaven provides that you can never every find on Earth.

    Jamie: That’s when they high fived each other.

    Me: Wow. Would you like to share another life that influenced this last one?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): Erik, stop!

    Me: Erik!

    Jamie: Here’s what I heard just now. He asked if he had his real eyeballs or if they were fake, and could he pop ‘em out.

    I chuckle.

    Jamie: So I have no idea what they personally have covered, but if it was that classy… But Ray’s getting a kick out of it. I’m on a first name basis with him. “Ray thinks it’s funny.”

    She giggles.

    Ray: Oh, don’t worry about me. I had several lives that led up to the struggles of this last one. The two I can narrow it down to both dealt with how to be around death, how to be around loss. So it was death in my family and the loss of my eyesight. In one of them, I was the son of a –

    Jamie (to Ray): What is that? What did you just call it? It’s a funeral parlor. That’s what you’re showing me in my head. The dead are coming in, but, it’s funny, there’s a dirt floor.

    Me: Ah, so it must be pretty early on.

    Jamie: It wasn’t polished and clean.

    Ray: At a young age, I learned how to let the blood out of a body and clean the body and preserve it so that it could be—

    Jamie: Oh, it’s put in a wagon, so we’re in wagon days.

    Ray: I had a lot of run-ins with death of the people I knew, people in my own town. I took over my father’s business. In the other life—

    (Pause)

    Jamie: He’s showing me a lot of snow. He has on a fur bonnet and jacket like an Inuit. The ground is all white. I don’t even see a tree. It’s like I’m on a glacier or something. He’s talking about the glare and the reflection, and how too much light plays tricks on your eyes. He had to put oil or—

    Me: Like whale blubber?

    Jamie: It looks like mud. It’s across his eyes to help him see.

    Me: Below the eyes like the football players do?

    Jamie: Yeah, but it’s kind of like when you use four fingers, and you swipe it across your eyes, across the bridge of your nose, to your temple.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: Not so manicured like the football players. He showed me that many times in that life he got lost and couldn’t find his way back home. There were storms. But he survived and watched his family thrive.

    Ray: As I got older, I lost my eyesight, so I was homebound. They wouldn’t let me out. I loved that. It brought me such joy to know that I didn’t have to go out, and that some of the responsibilities could be put aside, and I could be honored as a elder. I could tell my stories and connect to the music and the history of my tribe. So when I lost my sight in that lifetime, it was joyous. It gave me peace.

    Me: Did you tell stories in music?

    Ray: Storytelling and music: writing, singing. So I’m no stranger to not having sight. It wasn’t scary for me, even as a boy in this last lifetime. It didn’t scare me. It came on very slow, and I knew that this would be the life that I would lead. It never slowed me down, not a once!

    Me: “No a once!” So do you have any messages for humanity?

    Jamie laughs!

    Jamie: Before you even finished, I felt like I was in a church, and he slaps his hands down, and he claps them together, and he screams just one word, “Live.” I would love to imitate him, but I don’t know how.

    She belts out the typical Ray, “Whoo!”

    Me: Can you expand on that?

    Jamie (laughing): Erik’s teasing about getting him a microphone and a Geri-curl wig.

    Me: Oh no!

    Jamie: I don’t know why that’s so funny!

    Me: It is funny!

    Jamie: In a Geri-curl wig and a microphone telling everyone to live.

    Ray: People forget that they’re living. They just need something in their life that’s going to remind them that that’s what they’re doing whether they like it or not.

    Me: Yeah.

    Ray: So get up and live!

    Me: Okay. I’ll get right on it! Erik, do you have any questions?

    Jamie: No, he asked them  all during their conversation!

    Me: It sounds like it! Well, thank you, Ray. Anything else you want to add?

    Ray: I’d like to add some kisses.

    Jamie: He just pushes them out. I don’t know how to describe it. Throwing them out.

    Me: Poor Jamie. You’ll never be the same.

    Jamie: I won’t! Not with that visual that I had earlier.

    Me: Well, thank you!

    Ray: You’re welcome. You have a blessed day.

  • October17th

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    We have a winner! Congrats to Nichole S. She guessed a Les Paul. Many of you guessed Fender and Gibson. His first guitar was a Fender Stratocaster and he loved it. He loved his Gibson, too, but he had a connection to Les Paul, hence his beautiful guitars. They’re all still hanging on his bedroom wall. 

    Time fro Celebrity Friday, Peeps. Actually I should call it “Sometimes Celebrity Friday” because I don’t always post these interviews on that day of the week.

     I’m posting this in two parts because he was a little longwinded. This first part is very poignant. It made me cry just reading it again. I hope you enjoy it.

    Me: What about Ray Charles? I bet he’d be fascinating to talk to.

    Jamie: Ray Charles? Why did I think he was still alive?

    Me: No, he passed after the release of the movie, “Ray.”

    (Pause)

    Me: I can check to make sure.

    Jamie: No, he’s here now, so he’s dead.

    Me: Well, hello, Mr. Charles.

    Jamie: Oh, you better call him Ray!

    Me: Hey, Ray!

    Jamie: Uh huh. That’s better! He whips off his glasses and says, “I don’t need these anymore!”

    Me: Awesome. How great!

    Jamie: He’s singing, “Georgia, sweet Georgia.”

    Jamie (to Ray): Ah, you like being here?

    Ray: Home is where the heart is.

    Jamie: Are you a Georgian? Well, welcome home!

    Jamie is in Georgia.

    Me: What was your spiritual mission this lifetime?

    Jamie (giggling): He puts his hands down on the table, and, I don’t know, he’s got on a t-shirt with a sports jacket over it, and his eyes are neat. They’re a light hazel color.

    Me: Interesting.

    Ray (putting his hands on the table): I was here to show that anything was possible.

    Me: That’s a biggie.

    Ray: I only taught a small corner of it. I hoped to teach people that they are not victims of their own life. (With more emphasis) They are not the victims of their own life!

    Jamie: He’s got a really animated voice.

    Me: Well, he was never a victim of his blindness. You showed everybody!

    Ray: What? I was blind?!

    Jamie, Erik and I laugh.

    Jamie: I didn’t think he’d be that silly!

    Jamie continues to laugh. She has a hard time composing herself.

    Ray: I didn’t know! I didn’t know!

    Me: You didn’t know what? That you were blind?

    Ray: Yeah. I had such a good life.

    Me: Aww. That’s good. Were you here to learn anything?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (to Ray): No. Anything, You can—(to me) He’s trying to, it’s so funny. When I get to talking, he interrupts me!

    Ray: I’m an onion.

    Me: Mm. Lot’s of layers to you.

    Jamie (to Ray, chuckling): Oh, you’re just being silly now! (To me) He calls himself a Georgia Vidalia onion. He thought that’d be funny to me, I guess because we’re in Georgia.

    Ray: I had many layers and many things to learn, and, wouldn’t you know it, the bulk of my life of who I was and what drove me was learned between the ages of one and eight.

    Me: Was that when you started to become blind?

    Ray: Yes ma’am.

    Jamie (whispering): I thought he was born blind.

    Me: I thought that too until I watched the movie.

    Ray: No. I saw the world, the light, the colors, and I know it was in my contract to lose my sight. I saw death. I saw sadness, and I never wanted to see it again.

    Me: Oh, gosh. His brother drowned, I think. His little brother.

    Jamie (to Ray): Did your little brother drown?

    Ray: Yes ma’am.

    Me: Are you together now?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (laughing): That’s a “yes,” and apparently he’s the worst and the best brother.

    Me: Aw, that’s cute.

    Jamie (choking up): Oh gosh. I got this overwhelming sense of emotion when he said that when he got into Heaven, he was the first person to reach out and save him.

    Me: Aww.

    Jamie: I’m so gonna choke up. Just bear with me.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (with a quiver in her voice): He can push emotion out. It’s incredible. He said when his little brother reached out to pull him from life, it was like saving him.

    Jamie (crying softly): I don’t know why I can’t—I can’t sit in this. I gotta walk away. Let me step back so I can listen.

    Me: Poor Jamie.

    Jamie: No, it’s such a neat feeling. All right. I’m on the other side of the room.

    Ray says something to her.

    Jamie (to Ray): No, it’s not punishment! I’m learning how to deal with feeling things!

    She laughs.

    Jamie: Ah, he’s cutting up. He says his little brother drowned, and he didn’t save him. He didn’t reach out and grab him, but he saw it happen. So when his little brother reached out and pulled him out of this life, it was like pulling him out of the bathtub. It was saving Ray from the life that he’d been in.

    Ray: When the two of us met, it was the one true forgiveness I was waiting for my whole life. I didn’t realize how valuable it was to me. So my life so far in Heaven has been just the cream of the crop.

    Me: Aww. How wonderful. I know that it hit you very hard, and probably that drowning that took your brother had a lot to do with shaping the rest of your life.

    Ray: It did, and I know that’s why God blessed me with losing my eyes. I couldn’t bear to see anything like that again, and I often wondered, in my life, if losing my eyesight at the age that I did was a way of sealing in only the handful of memories that I could carry on. That really kept me in a framework that I know I wouldn’t have held onto if I had been able to see.

    Me: Interesting. Were you here to learn anything?

    Ray: I’m comin’ back! I’m not done with that!

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Jamie: Erik’s laughing.

    Erik: Jamie, you’re going to have to get used to this.

    Me: Easier said than done.

    Jamie: Well, it’s new, so…

    I repeat the question about whether he was here to learn something, and Jamie mutters it to Ray.

    Ray: Yes ma’am, yes ma’am. I—

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (to Ray): Is that a song? (To me, laughing) He’s singing something to me.

    Ray: I was here to learn how to forgive. First, it was learning how to forgive myself. The only way I knew how to do it was through music. I couldn’t speak straight. I couldn’t talk to someone straight. It had to come through music. Then, everyone could understand how the words in my head sounded because they come with tone and harmony and rhythm. I had more emotion than I knew what to do with.

    Me: Mm. And song has so many more layers of expression than words.

    Jamie: Ah, he likes that bit about the layers.   Ray): So you’re a Vidalia onion!

    Me: Anything else about what you were here to learn, or should we go on?

    Ray: Let’s move right along.

    How about a sweet tune from the man!

  • September18th

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    I really love this interview because it challenges us to revisit and perhaps change our deep-rooted perspectives. For many of us, the concept that there is no good or bad, no right or wrong is a touch one, but, as Erik says, there are just lessons.

    I hope you guys enjoyed the trance channeling event last night. I was so busy working on the book to meet a deadline that I couldn’t attend like I usually do. Did Erik behave himself?

    Me: Erik, can you go get Adolf Hitler in here?

    Jamie (nervously): Oh my god!

    I giggle.

    Erik: We’re really doing this?

    Jamie: Yeah.

    Me: Well, is it okay with you, Jamie?

    Jamie: Mm hm.

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: Done.

    Me: All right!

    Jamie: No, he just left.

    Me: Oh, he left.

    Jamie: He was arguing with me. He goes, “I’m not going to go get him! You don’t treat him like an asshole. You treat him like a person. Don’t have any preconceptions.” And I was like, ‘Okay, fine, fine. I’m letting it go.’

    Me: I’ve got some benign questions. I don’t have anything mean. (although he deserves to be raked over the coals for what he did.)

    (Pause)

    Jamie: I bet he doesn’t get called in for a lot of things for a casual discussion. He probably gets a lot of hate mail.

    Me: Oh, poor guy.

    I can’t believe I just said that, but…

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): Yes, I’m ready!

    Me: Oh?

    Jamie: He just popped back in and said, “Are you ready?”

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik, slightly irritated): Yeah, stop!

    Me: It’s like, “Heeeeere’s Adolf!” instead of “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” and he comes out from the curtain.

    Jamie: Oh my god.

    (Pause)

    Me: So, he’s there?

    Jamie: Yeah, he’s here.

    Me: Hello, Mr. Hitler. How are you doing?

    Hitler: Fine, thank you.

    Erik (to Hitler): Take a seat.

    Me: What does he look like, and what’s his mood?

    Jamie: He’s got very stiff posture. There’s nothing fluid about him. (In a hushed tone) Um, his eyes are really dark. His eyebrows are kind of sinking low like his eye sockets don’t have a lot of space. I don’t know if that makes sense.

    Me (teasing): No, but go on.

    Jamie: Droopy. Droopy eyebrows. You know, that skin above?

    Me: Mm hm.

    Jamie: He’s just looking out. I don’t think I’ve seen him blink yet!

    Me: Wow. What is he wearing, a military uniform?

    Jamie: No, it’s a dark, probably black suit, and he has a tie on underneath it with a kind of high collar.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: But the jacket is buttoned up, and there are several buttons to it. It’s not like a casual suit like we see today. He’s shorter than I thought he would be.

    Me: Does he seem comfortable and relaxed now?

    Jamie: No, he’s sitting straight up in the chair, very—

    Me: Anxious? Nervous?

    Jamie: Are you? No. He told me “no”.

    Me: Oh, good. All right. Let’s start with the questions, then. Tell us about your childhood. Did it have anything to do with the atrocities you committed here on the earthly plane? I’m sorry’ I can’t think of another word.

    Hitler: Every man’s life’s actions are based on how he was created.

    Erik: So, is that a yes?

    Jamie laughs.

    Jamie: And you know what’s interesting? Erik is sitting on my side of the room. He’s next to me.  Commonly, he stands next to the person we’re interviewing or sits next to them, but no, he’s on the same side of the room as I am. I almost feel like we’re interrogating him.

    Me: Why is that, Erik?

    Erik: I didn’t realize I did it.

    Me: Okay. So, were there incidents in your childhood that caused you to do what you did?

    Hitler: I never had much consistency in my family. There was not a lot of beauty. There was much disgrace within my family.

    Me: What do you mean, skeletons in the closet?

    Jamie and Erik giggle,

    Jamie: Oh, Erik and I giggle at that, but he did NOT giggle.

    Hitler: Yes. It is true that many lives in the family. I was displaced within my family.

    Jamie: He’s saying he wasn’t raised by two traditional parents. The mother died, or the mother left?

    Me: I don’t know.

    Jamie: He’s showing me, as a child, he stopped having his mother. I can’t tell if she died or he moved. He’s not being very clear about it.

    Hitler: I never thought I belonged to anyone. I was untethered, and I didn’t feel like I had any family or religion to lean on, not a country to feel a part of. I helped create that for myself.

    Me: Ah!

    Me: Was that the only reason you did what you did (his childhood hardships), or was there some sort of spiritual mission or contract involved?

    (Very long pause)

    Jamie: He says it was a spiritual contract.

    Me: Can you elaborate on that? How was it supposed to help? What was your contract about?

    Hitler: It is unfortunate—

    (Pause)

    Jamie (whispering): He’s got these dramatic pauses.

    Hitler: –that the world requires conflict for a massive amount of joy.

    Me: What?

    Jamie: Mm hm. You heard it.

    Me: I don’t understand it, though. They need conflict in order to have massive amounts of joy?

    Hitler: This is the role I played. This is not the being I truly am.

    Jamie: He’s talking about unzipping out of the identity that we perceive him as so he may discuss this life as Hitler as a third party.

    Me: Okay. We can do that. Anything that makes you more comfortable. Okay, so you’re life as Adolf Hitler, which you are not. Um, you’re not that personality anymore. I understand that. What was the effect of that spiritual mission?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: This is kind of weird to look at. I’m glad I’m not alone in the room. Erik keeps cutting his eyes at me like, “What?” Now there are two images of Hitler in the room. There’s the gentleman in the dark suit, sitting down. When he was talking about unzipping, he kind of stepped out of himself. The gentleman that’s standing next to him I know is Hitler, though I don’t know. He looks lighter. He’s has soft features. The way he’s standing is soft. His posture’s not stiff. He’s not as groomed to a T, so he looks more causal. He is wearing a suit, but the suit is open. He’s pointing to the Hitler sitting down, and he’s saying, “This is the man that you want to discuss. This is the role I played on Earth. This is what you wish to discuss. It’s hard to have a conversation through him, because all of the confusion, the hatred, the thoughts from all over the world that’s placed on his name.” I am not sad about this. The people have a right to be angry. They have a right to feel, though I do not regret the role and the contract I played for the world. This war that I created—

    Jamie: It’s weird how he says I, not we. He totally takes it on himself. He’s not talking about countries.

    (Pause)

    Jamie: I asked him to back up. He’s being really kind to me.

    Me: Good.

    Jamie: The one standing. The one sitting is just—I swear to god, I don’t think that one has blinked. He’s still sitting very straight up.

    Hitler: This war that I created has given our history a focus and example of what to avoid and what to not create. I don’t have regrets because of how the world was shaped after it. It made changes that every culture needed to create for itself that didn’t have the fight or struggle that would make it so. I gave them the fight and the struggle. I knew what I needed to do before I was born and why I came. I will take that responsibility. I will never veer from it.

    Me: All right, so what was the effect. Was what you did mean to create more peace in the world?

    Jamie is talking over me. I can’t make out what she’s translating.

    Jamie: He just totally interrupted you!

    Hitler: It gave respect to beliefs, to religions. It gave cultures a way to bond. It gave society a structure to grow, and it gave people rights. It helped hand feed humanity to get to where it is today.

    Me: Was that what you were here to teach?

    Hitler: Yes.

    Me: Okay. What about to learn? Were you here to learn anything?

    Hitler: I was there to learn a lot of pain.

    Me: And why would that be necessary?

    Hitler: Because of who I am on this side, I’ve never had pain. It takes a strong soul to come through, to create such chaos. It’s a misconception to believe that only evil can create evil on Earth.

    Jamie gasps.

    Me: Okay. So, you said you didn’t have any regrets about creating the war. Do you have any other regrets?

    Hitler: I know very much—

    Jamie: Okay, that’s translated a little bit weird.

    Hitler: I know very much that people would want me to say how I regret the death and the suffering of so many people’s lives.

    Me: Do you think you overstepped the boundaries?

    Jamie: Oh my god. I hear “no”.

    Hitler: This is what I was supposed to come in to do.

    Me: Did you receive any help from your guides to create such a mass effect on the world?

    Hitler: Yes.

    Me: And what was your secret? How did you create this massive war? How were you able to convince the masses to make this all happen?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: Holy shit! (Turning her head to Erik) Am I going to say that?

    Me: Ah oh.

    Jamie: Oh my god. You—I don’t wanna be in that. Can I type it out for you?

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: Sure, but why? Go ahead and say it! C’mon!

    Jamie: Elisa. (Pause) I would never, uh, Erik.

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: Sorry. I didn’t mean to make such quietness!

    Jamie giggles nervously. She’s clearly uncomfortable with whatever Hitler said.

    Jamie: He said, “How did Jesus get so many followers? What did he do?”

    Good god. That comparison seems like a bit of a stretch. I’m afraid to go on, but I do.

    Me: And, what did he do?

    Hitler: It is a charisma. It is an attraction to the person and the strength of that person’s beliefs. It’s the ideology of feeling safe and guided and taught. I provided a role that I could take care of this country, of these people, that through this war I would give them the greatness that they seek, and I found people who would help me. I had thousands doing my bidding and by choice, not by force. This is what so many people forget.

    Me: Ah! Did you have any disease—mental or physical—that made you, um, I mean, that created some of your actions?

    I laugh at my own stuttering.

    Hitler: Physical?

    Me: Yeah.

    Jamie laughs.

    Jamie: Egocentric n-na…. I was going to say what he was saying, but—

    Me: I was going to say did something make you crazy, but that’s not exactly what I mean. It’s disrespectful, but that’s, you know—

    Hitler: I believe any man who has accepted a role of power lets it go to his head, and if we want to consider that mental illness, then so be it.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: But no, if we ask him technically, no.

    Me: Okay. Now, when you crossed over, what was your life review like? Did you have any epiphanies or realizations?

    (Very long pause)

    Jamie: He was telling me he remembers being afraid of death.

    (Long pause)

    Hitler: I’m not ashamed to say this out loud.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): Did he, really? (To me) Erik was telling me he shot himself.

    Me: Yep.

    Jamie: I thought he got shot.

    Me: No, he shot himself. Well, I don’t know. I’m pretty sure.

    Erik (looking at Jamie): Nope.

    Erik (pointing at Hitler, then pointing at himself): We’re in a club.

    Jamie giggles.

    Me (slightly upset): Oh, no. Oh, Erik. That’s not a good club to be in.

    Erik: For different reasons.

    Hitler: I didn’t want to be imprisoned. I didn’t want to suffer. I was terrified of that. It kept me awake at night.

    Me: Obviously while he was alive (dur).

    Jamie: Yes.

    Me (laughing at my stupid remark): Yes, of course.

    Hitler: So, after I died, I just remembered darkness for what I think was a long time—probably many Earth years. I believed it was necessary for me to help forgive myself and heal myself for the contract I agreed to.

    Me: But eventually, you had your life review, right?

    Hitler: No.

    Me: You did not have a life review?!

    (Pause)

    Jamie: He did not!

    Me: Wow. Interesting. When you woke up, and you reflected on your contract, did you have any epiphanies or realizations?

    Hitler: Those years in darkness—that’s what helped me identify my contract and heal myself.

    Me: Okay. I gotcha.

    Hitler: I played this role for the greater cause of humanity. I did not choose this role or develop this role for self-centering needs.

    Me: Can you share a life that most influenced your life as Adolf Hitler?

    (Pause)

    Jamie (shocked): No!

    Me: Because you refuse to, or.,,

    Jamie: Uh, I don’t think there’s a life! Can I share what I think it is?

    Me: Go ahead.

    Jamie: Like just from the way he’s talking and what he’s showing me?

    Me: Mm hm.

    Jamie: I don’t feel like Hitler’s spirit is kind of a mix of things like the average human. We reincarnate; we grow; we shift. It’s more of like—I cannot believe I’m going to say this—more of like an angelic energy.

    Oh no. This is not going to get good reactions. I might have to be under the Witness Protection Program.

    Me (in disbelief): Wow.

    Jamie: I know, I—

    Me: Like an archangel?

    How could I be even thinking this of a man who’s committed such atrocities?

    Jamie: No, and I don’t believe he’s an angel, either, but when I hear angels talk to me about being on Earth, they don’t take place in this reincarnation back-to-back where this grow thing happens over so many lives. They have really specific reasons to be on Earth, and so to have—cuz when you talk about a past life, you really couldn’t, uh, he couldn’t show me anything.

    Me: Hm.

    Jamie: I don’t feel like this is his one and only life on Earth, but I feel like it’s such a unique contract seed, you know, this gathering of purpose, that there really wasn’t an inflection—it really wasn’t based on any kind of character or purpose or development.

    Me: I see. I understand. What would the world have been like if you had not done the things that you did?

    Hitler: Still much separation between races and cultures.

    Me: Okay. Anything else?

    Jamie (chuckling): My god. He just smiled!

    Hitler: I like to think I had influence on the industrial era.

    Jamie: And he smiled. You can tell it’s something he took pride in.

    Me: Well, he did.

    Jamie: Design and factories and metals. He’s proud of that, but you know when you talk about the war and everything, there was no smiling and no pride behind it. It was designed. It was a contract.

    Me: It was something he had to do but wasn’t proud of? Weren’t you ashamed of it?

    Hitler: I cannot be. I did what I was meant to do.

    Me: I see. Do you have any messages for humanity, at all? Any advice or messages?

    (Long pause)

    Hitler: We are in a world today, that if you feel strongly about your beliefs, you must stand up as an individual and make it heard, but it is very important to know what needs to be heard—

    (Pause as Jamie listens to Hitler)

    Jamie (to Hitler): Yeah, your translation is backwards again here.

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: Sorry. We’re talking about the way he just translated that. Cuz he said what needs to be heard must be based on the whole. He’s giving a lot of imagery with it. So, basically, if you believe in something, don’t follow somebody else’s ideas. Stand up for your own ideas. But the only way you know if those ideas are valuable is if they’re helping the whole, the entirety: the family unit that you’re in, the company that you’re in, the state, the governments, the nation, the world—it’s gotta be a united front, not a single front.

    Me: Okay. How would you envision the perfect world to be?

    (Long pause)

    Hitler: Where there is no hatred.

    Me: Mm. Will we ever have it?

    Hitler: I see that we are getting close, and I know that the world can sustain it.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik (to Hitler): So, will we ever have it?

    Hitler: For this, I don’t know.

    Me: Okay. Now, Erik, what question do you have?

    Erik: I wanna ask one thing:  When you came out of that darkness, did you just look at yourself and say, “That was some fucked up shit!”?

    Jamie: Believe it or not, that got the second smile out of him.

    (Long pause)

    Me: And?

    Jamie: He’s pausing.

    Me: Oh, okay.

    Jamie (laughing): Sorry. The quietness again!

    Hitler: I know where you are coming from. I understand where you are coming from, but that life to me was no surprise. I was designed for it.

    Me: Okay. Jamie, do you have any questions?

    Jamie (emphatically): Huh uh!

    Me: Thanks so much. We’ve learned a lot from you. I hope that helps you, too.

    Hitler: Thank you. Have a good day. Goodbye.

    Jamie: The one sitting down stands up, straightens his pants, walks straight out. Doesn’t say goodbye to me, acknowledge me, nothing.

    Me: Hm.

    Jamie: And the other Adolf that’s standing more casually waves. The one standing had kind of a tan suit on. This was weird. It’s almost like the world has created so much thought and descriptions of who Adolf should be, even in spirit, that he can’t come out of that design, that container from what the mass of thoughts and emotions have put on him. So, it’s almost like he divided himself so that one image can live so that people can put their hatred in one place or that healing or whatever they’re doing in that one location, and he can still be himself and house that (other Adolf), cuz he’s definitely, like I said, he’s not backing away from any of it.

    Me: Wow! It’s interesting. Okay. That was a really good interview. We’ll see what kind of response that gets from the blog!

    Jamie: Holy shit. Can you—I almost just about fell out of my chair when you asked him—I can’t even remember the question…

    Me: Yeah, about him being like Jesus or something? How did he—

    Jamie (laughing): I looked at Erik and said, ‘Holy shit, I’m not saying it.’ and he said, “Fucking say it. C’mon!” He said I was being a p-u-s-s-y.

    We both giggle.

    Jamie: And that’s when I asked, ‘Can I write it down?’

    Me: Nah, you can say it, and it’s going to go on the blog, so…

    Jamie: Holy fuck.

    Erik’s been a bad influence on Jamie, language-wise. I rarely hear her curse.

    Me: No editing here.

    Jamie lets in a loud gasp.

     

  • September12th

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    When I was a kid, I loved watching the TV show, “I Love Lucy.” She was so funny and the chemistry between her and Ethel and her and Desi was very special. One of the most memorable segments was when Ethel and she worked at an assembly plant of a candy factory. 

    Me: Erik, can you see if you can get Lucille Ball? She was so funny! From what I here she was a brilliant businesswoman too.

    Erik: We’ll find out.

    Jamie: He’s gone. I think he’s going to get her.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: Lucille, uh, Lucy is here.

    Me: Okay. Hello Lucille. How are you?

    Lucy: Wonderful, thank you.

    Me: What does she look like? What age?

    Jamie: Older than her I Love Lucy Show, but her hair is more blonde brown than strawberry.

    Me: Oh, really?

    Jamie: Yeah, I guess I imagined it to be bright red.

    Me: Lucy is that your natural color?

    Lucy: Auburn, yes it is.

    Me: Okay. Did Erik tell you, on the way back, what this was all about?

    Lucy: No, I’m coming in cold. I think it’s better to do interviews that way.

    Me: Oh, okay! Well, we’re trying to interview celebrities like you for spiritual insight—in a non-voyeuristic way. We just want your spiritual perspective of life and the world so we can learn. Is that okay with you?

    Jamie: She’s smiling brightly. She does have red, red lipstick on.

    Me: All right. The first question is what was your spiritual mission here on the earthly plane?

    Jamie: Her chin is a little up. She’s kind of looking out. She’s joking that she didn’t know that she had a mission. She doesn’t quite know how to respond to it. As a child she didn’t really feel that she had a mission to complete.

    Lucy: When I was around 13-14, I knew that I was greater than the family I was in. That was the first time I felt passion and drive. I had to grow up and beyond the family to give to it. I feel I was successful at that, but I wish I had been wiser at a young age to recognize what my family was trying to do with what was helpful and healthy. But you know how it goes with being a teenager. You know everything and your parents don’t.

    Me: Of course. I’m dealing with those teenagers as we speak.

    Jamie laughs.

    Lucy: If I had to label a mission, it was to prove myself—to prove myself not just to my family but to my loved ones, the world—that was a very, very common thread. I think that’s what mostly powered my life.

    Me: Okay. Well, mission accomplished as far as I’m concerned.

    Lucy: Thank you.

    Jamie: She was talking about all the different careers she went for, and she was saying not that she was a dinosaur but back then life was very different and there were not very many roles for a woman to take.

    Lucy: That’s why I felt it was extremely important throughout my career that I stayed in control. That’s what turned into my business, my production company.

    Me: It was very unusual; it still is, for a celebrity to hold onto their money. So many of them crash and burn and end up broke, but you did quite well and held onto your wealth so kudos to you.

    Lucy: Thank you. You know I held onto my wealth, but I looked in retrospect and saw that my focus was so strongly on that, what else could my focus have been on?

    Jamie: I’m interrupting. The way she’s able to talk, she analyzes really well. She’s a very critical thinker, very critical because she was talking about being so focused on the company and business that she kind of let her marriage go.

    Me: Aw, okay. Well, I’m sure it takes two to tango.

    Lucy: Thank you for that. Yes it does.

    Me: Were you here to learn anything?

    (Long Pause)

    Jamie: She’s quiet. Hold on. And she looks up when she’s thinking.

    Lucy: I would have answered discipline, but I really feel I learned it as I moved away from it.

    Me: What do you mean by “moved away from it”? Did you become undisciplined, or did you become disciplined and move on to something else?

    Lucy: I went on to something else.

    Me: Okay.

    (Pause)

    Jamie: She doesn’t mind pauses, you know, like totally quiet, not feeling the pressure.

    Lucy: I loved to go back and overlook my choices and what I’ve done. It’s very enlightening. (to me) You will enjoy doing the same thing.

    Me: Oh yes.

    Jamie: Oh, I forgot the question. Sorry. What were we talking about?

    Me: What were you here to learn?

    Lucy: I’m going to stick with discipline.

    Me: Okay. Were you here to teach anything?

    Lucy: That women are not just part of a man’s rib. We are independent, on our own.

    Me: You sure taught that well.

    Jamie: Oh, yeah. She’s really proud of that one!

    Me: That’s a huge deal especially for that day. I used to watch her shows all the time.

    Lucy: I had a really great time making them. Thank you.

    Me: Do you think you accomplished all that you were here to do?

    (Long pause)

    Lucy: Yes.

    Me: Did you have to think about that one?

    Lucy: Yes, well I always think that I can do more. I have to turn that off and really look at ‘what did I do?’

    Me: Did you come in with that trait of wanting to be disciplined and wanting to have this drive or was there something about your upbringing that stoked that fire in your belly, that desire to achieve, so to speak?

    Lucy: I think I was born with it, but my mother definitely stoked it.

    Me: In what way?

    Lucy: In a controlling way that you, as a mother, probably should not do to your child.

    Me: Okay. When you crossed over, did you gain any new insights?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (laughing): She’s joking and counting them out on her fingers.

    Lucy: I gained quite a few insights. One is that I could stop pushing myself. That was very much a human attribute. I thought it was a spiritual attribute when I was on Earth, so that was an awakening!

    Me: Mm. It must have been a relief!

    Lucy: In many ways.

    Jamie (giggling): She gives me an image of lemonade in a pool. Wait. Lying in a pool floating in a pool with lemonade. A relief. That’s a relief for her.

    Me: Any other insights?

    Jamie: It’s weird. It can go so quiet with her.

    Me: I would not expect that!

    Jamie: No, I would have thought she’d be just nonstop energy.

    Me: I guess she got all of her talking out of her system! Okay. What was the life that most influenced your one as Lucille Ball?

    Jamie: She’s showing me an image of her as a Caucasian female child. She looks like a doll. She’s probably about 4 years old, but her hair is really thick and curly and it’s long; it’s in ringlets, and that’s what makes her looks like a doll. Aw, she’s got cowboy boots on. She’s got on a skirt, but underneath—aw, she just wanted to be a boy. She wanted to be a cowboy.

    Lucy: My mom had made me some pants, and I loved the idea of looking like a boy but I had this hair. I hated my hair, but my mother would not cut it. My mother wanted me to be a lady. You know, she knew I would grow up to be very pretty, but I wanted to have the freedom that the men had. I wanted to go out and look for things to do. I would always sit out and dream about getting on my horse and going out and exploring the land, but as women we didn’t do that, and sometimes I would put my dress on and put my pants on underneath like oooo!

    Me: Oh boy! Taking a big risk for a little girl!

    Lucy: I needed to play out that power. I needed to play out that position of being a woman but being as strong as a man.

    Me: Exactly.

    Lucy: And this is where I got it.

    Me: That makes perfect sense.

    Jamie: It’s sad. She played out the life. I think she was about 8 or 9, and she was messing around with her daddy’s guns—

    Me: Oh, no!

    Jamie: –and accidentally shot herself.

    Me: That’s too bad.

    Of course this is the last thing I want to hear given the death of my son.

    Me: Are you reincarnated here on the earthly plane, Ms. Ball?

    Lucy: No.

    Me: Okay. Do you have any messages for us, for humanity? Any advice?

    Lucy: Yes. We are all equals, and if I may be so bold to have a second one?

    Me: Oh yes. Go right ahead!

    Lucy: You are the only person who makes yourself.

    Me: That’s right. Very powerful. Your life demonstrated that, too. Erik, any questions from you?

    Jamie (giggling): No, but he said something really stupid. He said, “Draw.”

    Me: Erik! What an inappropriate reference to her past life, especially given your past.

    Jamie: Yeah, but she pretends to get out pen and paper.

    Everyone laughs.

    Me: Well, thanks so much for coming to visit us Lucy.

    Lucy: You’re very welcome.

    She waves and walks away.

    Jamie: Wow, what a deep thinker. Unexpected!

    Me: Well, being such a successful businesswoman didn’t jive with the roles she played so you never know! She may be full of surprises.

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  • August29th

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    I fell in love with John Wayne’s movies ever since watching True Grit and The Green Berets. Both made me cry, and I like movies that have that effect on me. I sob every time I watch Bambi’s mother die. Recently I was wondering why. All of my life I’ve felt emotionally numb. In other words, it’s hard for me to feel anything deeply. Then I realized that because of my terrible childhood, I couldn’t express emotions without some sort of repercussion. That fear made me hide myself from feeling anything. Then, I realized that happiness throughout my life has always been short lived so I came to the subconscious conclusion that it was safest not to feel at all. But movies that make me cry, like the ones starring John Wayne’s, breaks through that numbness a little bit. They’re so cathartic. 

    Me: Erik, do you think you can round up John Wayne for us? He’s one of Aunt Laura and Uncle Jim’s favorite movie stars.

    Erik: See ya.

    Jamie and I chit chat until Erik returns.

    Jamie: John’s here with Erik.

    Me: Oh. You know, we should install a red carpet in your office, Jamie. Maybe a couple of nice velvet ropes, some bodyguards.

    John Wayne laughs.

    John (teasing): I could see how I’d need bodyguards here.

    Me: Oh, right!

    John (to Jamie): You look really dangerous.

    Jamie and I laugh hard.

    John (to Jamie): Are you packing a gun?

    Jamie (standing up and showing him): No, just my yoga pants.

    Me: John, I don’t think you have to worry about little Jamie. Hello, Mr. Wayne!

    Jamie: Oh my god, he’s funny! He just jumps right in like he’s been a part of this forever.

    Me: Mr. Wayne, my sister and brother-in-law adore you. I think they have every one of your movies.

    John: Thank you so much. I really had a wonderful career.

    Me: Yes, you did. And you were a good-looking man! You probably still are!

    Jamie: He is. I’m sorry, but he really is.

    Me: What does he look like—what age and such? Does he look like the younger John Wayne or the older one?

    Jamie: No, he’s really not coming across as really, really young. He’s probably—I would say late 40s. Younger than he was when he passed away, I guess.

    John: I was an old fart when I died.

    Jamie giggles.

    Me: Well, we’re hopefully all going to be old farts when we die, John. That’s my wish, anyway. So, my first question for the interview is this: What was your spiritual mission while you were here on the Earth?

    John: To pretend to be everything I wasn’t.

    Me: Well, that goes with the territory of being an actor, I guess!

    Jamie (laughing): He’s playfully teasing.

    John: Yes, as an actor, I got every opportunity. As a spiritual mission, it was mostly for myself—looking for peace and contentment.

    Me: And did you find that?

    John: I did, and I found it more than once.

    Jamie: He’s holding his hands in front of him like something is slipping through his hands.

    John: I kept letting go of it.

    Me: Okay. Can you elaborate?

    Erik: Yeah, what are you linking that to?

    John: To my wives.

    Jamie: Wives, plural.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: You make it sound like a harem!

    Jamie: Oh, Erik!

    John: No, but I was married more than once. More than twice. I saw more solace with my wives than I did within myself. I just couldn’t sustain it. That, I know, is part of my lesson, and I was not able to learn that—how to sustain it.

    Me: So, that was what you were here to learn—to sustain inner peace and solace?

    John: Yes.

    Me: Okay. Were you here to teach anything?

    (Long pause)

    John: Well, I would like to think I was here to teach having a good time, to enjoy whatever and wherever you are. I didn’t have a platform for it, and I definitely did many inappropriate things in my life.

    Erik: Name one.

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: Okay, yeah!

    Jamie: He’s talking about skipping school and going to go surf.

    Me: To surf?

    Jamie: Yeah, like in the ocean. But then there were repercussions to it. Either something happened that he didn’t return on time, or—

    Me: Oh, yeah.

    John: It was just inappropriate because it wasn’t honest, and it wasn’t loyal. It wasn’t until my mid 30’s that I understood what loyalty was.

    Me: Okay. Now, do you think you accomplished all that you came here to do, other than what you were here to learn?

    John: I did everything I could, but again, the one thing I couldn’t accomplish was holding onto or sustaining that inner love, inner peace.

    Me: Okay. Can you describe another life that most influenced your one as John Wayne?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: Um, he’s talking about being a black male. He was a slave in the United States.

    John: I was on the boat as a man, not a child. I was pulled from my country and put on a boat. I was told what to do, directed, and it was most humbling to be a grown man and recognize that I couldn’t stand on my own two feet without somebody else telling you how to stand.

    Me: How terrible.

    John: I decided then that if I were ever to have the chance to come back into a different life, into a different world, I would not allow others to be mistreated, that I would not let myself succumb to what other people told me to do. I’m not against authority. There’s a certain strength in authority when it takes care of the people they’re directing. It’s when they no longer choose to take care of people through their directing that it goes wrong. That’s why I was wildly, wildly interested in war, like the technical plans of war. It was why I felt like I fit so well into the cowboy era. I had a beautiful chance to be represented as the cowboy that I never was in a time when there were no real cowboys. It was all for the justice of those who were taken advantage of.

    Me: Mm hm. Fascinating. Now, are you incarnated on the Earth now in terms of linear time here?

    John: No.

    Me: Well, I don’t blame you! Do you have any messages for us, for humanity? Any advice?

    John: Yes. What you don’t know will hurt you.

    Me: Ah! That one rings true.

    John: I encourage every age to get up and learn what’s going on.

    Me: Yeah. People don’t do that anymore, you know?

    John: Yes, and we are stepping into a dangerous time where ignorance can create bliss despite the suffering. And if we don’t rally around and give out honest information, this country will be torn apart.

    Me: What dangers lurk?

    Jamie (clearly touched): He’s so serious now. So different than how he first came in.

    John: The dangers that we’re in now consist of a broken system—a broken government system.

    Me: Yes. I already see it happening.

    John: And an IRS that’s not only seizing (or thieving?) but lying, and masses of people who are obeying instead of saying no.

    Me: Exactly. Yep.

    John: And it’s going to come to an end soon.

    Me: Well, maybe that’s what needs to happen—to be destroyed and built back up properly. So, Erik, you always loved dressing up like a cowboy and horses. We still have your cowboy hat and rope hanging up on the wall in your room. Do you have any questions for Mr. Wayne?

    Erik: Were you really that good of a shot?

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: Good one, Erik.

    John: Yessir, yes I was, and that came with practice.

    Me: Yeah. (Solemn pause) I almost said you were a pretty good shot yourself, Erik, but that didn’t seem very appropriate. Actually, you were very good with target practice. A very, very good shot.

    (Pause)

    Me: Well, thank you so much, sir.

    John: You’re welcome. Take care. Keep fighting.

    Jamie (laughing): He just did one of those, um, he went to walk past me, and he did one of those, uh, I don’t know-that surprise where you step back and show your hands like “Whoa, is she about to get me?”

    Me: How funny!

    Jamie (still laughing): Oh my god, no!

    Me: Aw, that’s so cute! He’s funnier than I thought he would be!

    Jamie: Ditto! I’ve always seen him in the cowboy mode.

    Me: Yeah, the serious cowboy movies.

    Reflecting on Erik’s love of all things cowboy reminded me of something. Until the age of 3 or 4, he pretty much walked around naked. One evening we were sitting outside with some relatives from Norway who came for a visit, and Erik was roaming around us with not a stitch of clothing on. Rune told him to go back in an get dressed (which was weird because he was only two or two and a half at the time). He went back inside and returned with only his little red cowboy boots on. I guess that’s as dressed as he wanted to get. 

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  • August13th

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    This next celebrity is one of my favorite singers even though she was well before my time. (Finally, someone who is.) My son, Lukas, has recently stumbled upon the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald, and loves her voice. It’s so velvety smooth. Because of that, my interest has been rekindled. I remember, when I was no more than 12 or 13, my mother took us to see Ella in a live performance. Looking back, I had no idea how momentous that would be.  Let’s see what Etta  has to share. 

    Me: What about Etta James? Can we see if we can get her? She just passed away. She’s the one who sang that beautiful song, “At Last.” That’s one of my favorites. She was only 78, 79. Pretty young.

    Erik: Okay.

    (Pause as Erik disappears to get Etta.)

    Jamie: Here she is.

    Me: Hi Etta.

    Jamie (laughing): I thought, um, I didn’t even get the thought out of my head and she touches my arm and says, “It’s okay; I get that a lot. I thought she was African American. Her hair is so pretty. It looks like—

    Me: Really?

    Jamie: She’s got really smooth hair.

    Me: Are you mulatto, Etta?

    Etta: It’s in my family, yes.

    Me: If I remember correctly, you had very light skin.

    Jamie: It was the hair that threw me off, and she has candy red lipstick on.

    Me: Well, Etta, I’ve been singing that song ever since you died. We miss you.

    Etta (Placing her hand on her heart): Thank you so much.

    Me: So we’re going to ask you some questions. First of all, Etta, I’d like to know what your spiritual mission here.

    Jamie: She’s focusing more on the spiritual.

    Etta: I’m a big believer in God.

    Jamie: The way she says God makes it sound delicious.

    Etta: I started in the church. I fell in love with music there. My association with God vibrated with music. I didn’t feel chained.

    Jamie: She shows me her wrists.

    Etta: I didn’t feel chained to my beliefs, and my spiritual mission, I know it wasn’t about spreading God’s word. It was helping people know that God’s words were theirs.

    Jamie: Her posture is amazing, by the way.

    Me: Can you tell me more about that? Can you give me some more details?

    Jamie: She’s chatty, and I already lost it. I told her to back it on up. Erik’s just giggling. It’s funny, every now and then she’ll lean into Erik. You know how you do with a friend like when you’re laughing you kind of lean into them. You kind of touch shoulders. So, they did that just then.

    Etta: Nobody really connects in a conversation where it is one-sided, and they are preaching to you how it should be. But everybody seems to connect once they’ve experienced it. So, I knew it was my mission through music to let people experience what God and life is giving us rather than preach it.

    Me: So that was something you came here to teach?

    Etta: Yes.

    Jamie: Plus she calls it her spiritual mission.

    Me: Were you here to learn anything?

    Jamie (chuckling): Her mouth kind of drops open and she smiles big.

    Etta: I was here to learn it all!

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Erik (laughing) Well, if you could just narrow that down a little bit. What was your favorite thing to learn? What was your most surprising lesson?

    Jamie: That’s a great question, Erik!

    Me: Very good! That’s my baby!

    Jamie: She leans back in her posture.

    Etta: My most surprising lesson was to not be in control. I don’t know if I learned how to surrender. I never knew that it was a difficult thing for me until my life was threatened with it.

    Me: What do you mean?

    Jamie: Yeah, Erik was on top of it. He does, “Threatened by what? What do you mean?

    Etta: Disease.

    Me: Like some sort of illness?

    Jamie: She’s talking about some disease. I’d liked to say it was some sort of cancer, because it grows, but it’s not really cancer.

    Me: Okay. Well do you think you accomplished most of what you came here to do?

    Etta: I accomplished most of it.

    Me: Good. What sort of insights did you gain since your passing?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: She has such a smile! I can’t stop looking at it because of that lipstick.

    Etta: It was to my surprise after I passed that there was so much happiness that I never got to experience.

    Me: Aw.

    Etta: Now I wasn’t a depressed young lady. I was very happy. I was just so surprised that there was so much more that I didn’t do, and that was just like looking at other people on Earth and looking at what they found joyful and happy. It’s all simplicity—the simplicity of life.

    Me: Oh, I see. Can you share another life that you think influenced this last one?

    Etta (laughing): Oh, I’ve never heard of a question like that!

    Me: We get that a lot.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Etta) Okay, where are you in that life?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: She’s a male, and she has these cut skins from an animal.

    Me: Animal pelts?

    Jamie: Yes. They’re small. These are like possums or squirrels or raccoons, and she’s making little had drums.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: She’s got wax and –she’s really visual. She’s not really talking me through it much. She’s got this rope and she’s weaving the pelts, it looks like on what looks like a coconut. It’s hollow and large like a coconut. It makes these little sounds. She’s showing me she lived in South America. She’s saying it’s more tribal though. It’s like an Indian—

    Me: When was this?

    (Pause)

    Erik: Yeah, chronologically but in terms of Earth time.

    Etta: It was before my last lifetime.

    Jamie: It’s looking like the 1600s. She’s near the ocean, but she’s not on it.

    Etta: Most all of the stories—everything was told in song, music. I was the one who made the finger drums. I was not a good singer, but I got the rhythm that nobody could shake, but could not sing.

    Me: Well you sure made up for that!

    Etta: I feel like that life influenced me most and was the life that gave me a sense of calm and beauty. I always felt that wherever I was, I was going to be okay.

    Me: Aw, that’s wonderful. And you were right!

    Etta: I was; I was right.

    Me: Do you have any advice or messages for humanity or anybody in particular?

    Etta: My mom was always full of advice!

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Etta: She always had something to tell me, and you know I did not get that from her.  I can always think of wonderful things about five minutes too late!

    Jamie: She’s giggling

    Etta: I knew this was coming, and I just want to let people know that no matter how many times something has been done, when you do it, it personally belongs to you.

    Me: You can march to your own finger drum!

    Etta: Yes! Don’t give up and don’t stop if you’ve already seen it done, because the world hasn’t seen the way you’ve done it.

    Me: Oh, interesting. What wonderful advice! Now Erik, do you have any questions for Ms. James?

    Erik: No, I really like that.

    Me: All right. Well thank you very much, Etta. We really appreciate it. Are you doing okay in your new environment?

    Etta: I’m doing wonderful, I’ve been accepted with open arms.

    Me: Of course! Who wouldn’t accept Ms. Etta James! Again thank you so much for your time.

    Jamie: She’s waving. Aw, she gives Erik a little kiss on the cheek!

    Me: How sweet! Boy, you’re on everybody’s A list over there, Erik!

    Erik: Can you believe I got that kiss?

  • August1st

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    As promised, here’s the first celebrity post in a long, long time and the last post before I leave. Bon Voyage, peeps! I’m going to miss you. Good thing we’re in the more than capable hands of Michael Hulse! Thanks, Mikie-poo. Remember, no emails or Facebook messages until I get back, please! :-)

    Me: I guess we can call in the next one on the list, Luciano Pavarotti.

    I posted his interview before this one. Dur.

    Erik: No, he’s long winded.

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: I thought so. I knew that. What about Gregory Peck or Cary Grant then?

    Jamie: Gregory Peck. Isn’t he that dancer?

    Me: No, he’s that—oh I had such a crush on him—he’s an actor. For instance he was on “To kill a Mockingbird.”

    Erik (looking at Jamie and laughing): You suck, Jamie!

    Jamie laughs.

    Me (chuckling): How about John Denver or John Ritter?

    Jamie: Oh, he’s gone. He’s getting someone.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie (giggling): “You suck!”

    Me: So rude, that boy!

    Jamie: But it’s true! I can half –these names sound familiar, but so many of them were before my time.

    Way to make me feel like Methuseluh  (sp?)

    (Pause)

    Jamie (cheerfully): Hi!

    Me: Who’d we got?

    Jamie (laughing boisterously): Oh, my god, that’s John Ritter!

    Me: Oh, I love his work! “Three’s Company!”

    John: That’s what I’m mostly known for.

    Me: And then “Eight Simple Rules.”

    John: Ah, you’re definitely a fan!

    Me: Of course I am! I was so saddened by your passing. Such a funny man.

    John: Thank you. Thank you so much.

    Jamie: The wasyhe’s dressed, he looks like a professor. He’s got a little blazer on an khakis. Oh, he’s telling me he’s slimmed up a little bit. I think, um, he looks great. He’s clean-shaven.

    Me: His physical comedy was just amazing. He was a master of physical comedy.

    John (chuckling): Thank you.

    Me: Oh, come on; you have to agree, right?

    John: You know, I can’t complain. I had one of the best runs.

    Jamie: Oh, my phone’s going to die. Don’t go anywhere, John!

    John laughs.

    Jamie: I’m on the couch and Erik and John are sitting on the chairs in my white room. John’s hair still has that feathered look to it.

    Me: Oh, yeah, he had a great head of hair.

    John: I had a great chest of hair too!

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Me: Now, John, I guess the first question I’d like to ask is what was you’re spiritual mission here on the earthly plane?

    John (without hesitation): I know I was here for comic relief.

    Me: Well, the world needs a lot more of that.

    John: And I knew that from a young age. I couldn’t avoid being funny. In many ways it was wonderful. It did earn me a career, but in many ways it was difficult to handle, because I could be sincere. I could be deep. But the voice inside my head was (lifting his arms up) hysterical. It was really hard to get that voice to shut up.

    Me: Aw. Were you here to learn anything, John?

    John: Why come to Earth if you’re not going to learn anything?

    Me: True.

    John: I want to know what righteous bitch would think like that and go ahead and knock them off.

    Me (giggling): John!

    John: No, but seriously, I had a lot if struggles. I know that I was here to learn about relationships, and, like I said, I had a more difficult time being sincere. I’m an open man. I’m a very open man. I can tell you anything, but to convince you that it was very meaningful to me was something different. I know I was here, personally, to learn the joy and the strength of the union of people.

    Jamie: He has one elbow up and kind of casually has hand signals. You know, I totally want to group him with Carl Sagan.

    Me: Oh, really? Why, because he has a professorial look?

    Jamie (giggling): Yeah, like different. (to John ) At least you’re laughing too. Good. (to me) He’s laughing at that. But when he did get deep then, he reminded me of that sincere, solemn Carl Sagan.

    Me: Were you here to teach anything?

    John: Well, as being a father, as being a son, a husband, all those roles require you to be a teacher. I think maybe you’re mentioning something broader. If I was here to teach anything, it was definitely about comic relief. Don’t take yourself so seriously. You can’t!

    Me: Do you think you accomplished all that for the most part?

    Jamie (chuckling): He likes that: “For the most part.” He says, “I’ll take that one.”

    John: I’d like to think I was on the path to perfection, but I don’t think I would have ever achieved it well.

    Me: Do you think it was your destiny to die so young?

    John (taking a deep breath): No, I really think there were a lot of other elements at play. There were a lot of unseen, unknown factors, and we just have to accept that these elements led to a purpose. What was that purpose of me dying young? Not that I like to see the suffering of my family and friends. That was one thing I couldn’t handle well in my own life, but maybe it was to give my family an opportunity to feel what that is in order to have a fuller life.

    Me: So your family, through their suffering, would have a fuller life?

    John: Yes, but when you say it, it sounds really shitty.

    Me (in a sad voice): Yeah, I know all too well what that feels like.

    (Long pause)

    John: I took a lot of the brunt—a really didn’t let the people I love experience suffering  that I think they should have. I don’t like to see it; I don’t like it around. I’d rather absorb it like light to night. And in my absence, it gives those people a chance to have a full spectrum life.

    Me: Ah. I see.

    Jamie: He’s sad.

    Me: Aw. What sort of insights did you gain in crossing over, John?

    John: You don’t get superhuman powers.

    Jamie giggles.

    Me: Oh, dang it. I was rally counting on that.

    John laughs.

    John: Also, the size of your wallet definitely doesn’t matter, and I found that I loved deeper than I ever thought I was capable of. I felt so lucky that I could finally recognize that.

    Me: Aw. Did you recognize that before you passed?

    John: No, that was after. It helped me feel that I achieved something that I often saw in other people  but believed  I didn’t have.

    Me: How wonderful.

    (Pause)

    Me: Can you share another life that may have influenced your life as John Ritter?

    John: The one where I was John Ritter. That did a lot for me.

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Jamie: He’s just cracking up.

    Jamie: Okay, he’s showing me being born a midget. A boy midget. He lived to be about thirty, early thirties. He traveled with the circus. It looks like he’s in Europe, not America. Apparently he was a particularly small midget.

    John: Yeah, and my left arm was a nub.

    Jamie (laughing): The way he said it was really funny. I don’t really mean to laugh like that.

    John: And believe it or not, the people who were ooing and ahing –I never thought it was because of what I looked like. I knew I was different. I just thought it was because I was so damn funny, because I would try to perform. I had a routine, and it was wonderful. I knew then that I wanted to see—was I really that funny? Did I have what it took? So, I wanted that life where I could create that joy and that laughter without my appearance being in the way. I wanted to be an average Joe. I think I achieved that very well. I think I’m pretty much the average guy. So, I’d have to say that was the life that led me to kind of follow more into the silly path.

    Me: Yeah! Okay, any messages or advice for the world, for humanity, John?

    John: I’d have to stick with what I said before. Don’t take yourself so seriously.

    Me: So many people do.

    John: What a nightmare.

    Me: Oh, god. Erik, what about you? Do you have any questions for Mr. Ritter?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): Inappropriate, Erik.

    Me: Uh oh.

    Jamie: I’ll tell you what he said. He goes, “Have you ever done any cocaine? Like other famous comedians, did you rely on drugs to keep you up and running?” It’s what Erik wanted to know personally.

    Me: That’s okay. I don’t have to make that public.

    John: It’s okay. The answer is XX.

    Me: I won’t put it on there. Don’t worry. Thank you so much, Mr. Ritter.

    John: You’re welcome.

    Jamie: He’s shaking hands with Erik.

    Sorry this was so short. At the time, I was worried about the fact that I had so many famous people on my list and not enough sessions or money and not a long enough lifespan to spend a lot of time on each. I could have asked so much more!

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  • July17th

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    I had a long conference call with my publisher yesterday, and she had some brilliant recommendations. I’m very disabled when it comes to taking advantage of social media, and that’s so important to the success of many things, including books. Each of these recommendations is a plea to you to help in some way. None of them are difficult and will allow us all to be in the fair exchange position of “I help you; now please help me.” I hope that you’ll take this as seriously  as I take this blog. I’m sure you all know how much blood, sweat and tears I put into this.

    My intent is not to pressure you or make you feel guilty. I’m just being emotionally honest because, in the past, simple requests such as asking people to “like” a Facebook page have largely gone unheeded. The blog gets around 8,000 hits a day, yet only around 200 comply with my simple requests. This is NOT whining. It’s just firm and loving honesty coming from Mama Medhus.

    Here are her suggestions, all of which I’ll remind you about to the point of annoyance! 

    1) Share Channeling Erik with at least one friend today. You might also send posts or a general message about Channeling Erik (or the book) to all of your email contacts.

    2) Share all posts on your Facebook timeline.

    3) I will post one of Erik’s sayings about every week on Facebook. Please share them on your timeline. Daniel has been extremely instrumental in these, including the design. Here’s an example:

    ErikQuote4

    4) Click “Like” on the following Facebook pages.

    CHANNELING ERIK

    ELISA MEDHUS, M.D.

    MY SON AND THE AFTERLIFE

    5) Join the CHANNELING ERIK FACEBOOK GROUP.

    BECOME PART OF SOMETHING BIG!

    Enjoy Part Two of the Hitler interview, and, although a challenge,  please try to have an open mind. 

    Me: Was that the only reason you did what you did (his childhood hardships), or was there some sort of spiritual mission or contract involved?

    (Very long pause)

    Jamie: He says it was a spiritual contract.

    Me: Can you elaborate on that? How was it supposed to help? What was your contract about?

    Hitler: It is unfortunate—

    (Pause)

    Jamie (whispering): He’s got these dramatic pauses.

    Hitler: –that the world requires conflict for a massive amount of joy.

    Me: What?

    Jamie: Mm hm. You heard it.

    Me: I don’t understand it, though. They need conflict in order to have massive amounts of joy?

    Hitler: This is the role I played. This is not the being I truly am.

    Jamie: He’s talking about unzipping out of the identity that we perceive him as so he may discuss this life as Hitler as a third party.

    Me: Okay. We can do that. Anything that makes you more comfortable. Okay, so you’re life as Adolf Hitler, which you are not. Um, you’re not that personality anymore. I understand that. What was the effect of that spiritual mission?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: This is kind of weird to look at. I’m glad I’m not alone in the room. Erik keeps cutting his eyes at me like, “What?” Now there are two images of Hitler in the room. There’s the gentleman in the dark suit, sitting down. When he was talking about unzipping, he kind of stepped out of himself. The gentleman that’s standing next to him I know is Hitler, though I don’t know. He looks lighter. He’s has soft features. The way he’s standing is soft. His posture’s not stiff. He’s not as groomed to a T, so he looks more causal. He is wearing a suit, but the suit is open. He’s pointing to the Hitler sitting down, and he’s saying, “This is the man that you want to discuss. This is the role I played on Earth. This is what you wish to discuss. It’s hard to have a conversation through him, because all of the confusion, the hatred, the thoughts from all over the world that’s placed on his name.” I am not sad about this. The people have a right to be angry. They have a right to feel, though I do not regret the role and the contract I played for the world. This war that I created—

    Jamie: It’s weird how he says I, not we. He totally takes it on himself. He’s not talking about countries.

    (Pause)

    Jamie: I asked him to back up. He’s being really kind to me.

    Me: Good.

    Jamie: The one standing. The one sitting is just—I swear to god, I don’t think that one has blinked. He’s still sitting very straight up.

    Hitler: This war that I created has given our history a focus and example of what to avoid and what to not create. I don’t have regrets because of how the world was shaped after it. It made changes that every culture needed to create for itself that didn’t have the fight or struggle that would make it so. I gave them the fight and the struggle. I knew what I needed to do before I was born and why I came. I will take that responsibility. I will never veer from it.

    Me: All right, so what was the effect. Was what you did mean to create more peace in the world?

    Jamie is talking over me. I can’t make out what she’s translating.

    Jamie: He just totally interrupted you!

    Hitler: It gave respect to beliefs, to religions. It gave cultures a way to bond. It gave society a structure to grow, and it gave people rights. It helped hand feed humanity to get to where it is today.

    Me: Was that what you were here to teach?

    Hitler: Yes.

    Me: Okay. What about to learn? Were you here to learn anything?

    Hitler: I was there to learn a lot of pain.

    Me: And why would that be necessary?

    Hitler: Because of who I am on this side, I’ve never had pain. It takes a strong soul to come through, to create such chaos. It’s a misconception to believe that only evil can create evil on Earth.

    Jamie gasps.

    Me: Okay. So, you said you didn’t have any regrets about creating the war. Do you have any other regrets?

    Hitler: I know very much—

    Jamie: Okay, that’s translated a little bit weird.

    Hitler: I know very much that people would want me to say how I regret the death and the suffering of so many people’s lives.

    Me: Do you think you overstepped the boundaries?

    Jamie: Oh my god. I hear “no”.

    Hitler: This is what I was supposed to come in to do.

    Me: Did you receive any help from your guides to create such a mass effect on the world?

    Hitler: Yes.

    Look up the next two parts by going clicking on “Hitler” in the categories list!

    Thanks for helping me out, guys. I love you all. 



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