Channeling Erik®
  • Communication from the dead
  • December2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Erik: That dialog with the afterlife?

    Me: Yeah.

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

    Me: Okay.

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

    Me: Really!

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

    (Pause)

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

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

    Me: Hmm. Interesting.

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

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

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

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

    Erik (in a monotone voice): PINK ELEPHANT.

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Jamie: He’s just repeating it.

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

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

    Me: Ah!

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

    Me: Great analogy! I like that.

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

    Jamie: That was so brilliant, Erik!

    Me: I know!

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

    Me: That is so brilliant, Erik.

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

    Me: Anything else about that?

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

    Me: Yup, but it’s pretty hard.

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

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

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  • August28th

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    One quick announcement: I’m nearing the book launch and the media tour, and, of course, that takes a lot of preparation. So, until the tour is over, I’m going to have to cut the posts and the channeling sessions down to three days a week. But that’s be over mid-October (I think.)

    Me: Why don’t you guys materialize a computer so you can chat with us on Facebook? Can you?

    Jamie: Materialize a computer and chat on Facebook?

    Me: Or mess with our computers and chat with us.

    Erik: It’s much easier to do a voice recording. First of all—

    Jamie (laughing): You should see his face! Sorry, I didn’t laugh as his face.

    Me: Uh oh!

    Erik: If you want us to manipulate things—

    Jamie (to Erik): I don’t understand that. Say it in a different way. He’s talking about if they were messing on a computer, basically it’s manipulation of electrical waves and programming, which is similar to the voice, um, EVP. What does that stand for again? Electronic Voice Phenomenon?

    Me: Yeah.

    Erik: But when you’re doing EVPs, you only have to manipulate one kind of electronic, well, energetic wave to be recorded, but then if you’re working with computers, their programming is different. They’re not just recording your voice. You’ve got to change gears and make each letter and make it send. It’s such a hassle. The best we could do is one thing at a time, which would be to turn your fucking computer off. That’s pretty easy to do.

    Me: Well, don’t do it now! Please.

    Jamie: Yeah, Erik. Don’t.

    Me: All right. So no type of chat back and forth. Wouldn’t that be cool to have the Erik Chat Room?

    Erik: That’s kind of how I imagine that page where everyone writes about the pranks I pull on them. Just people sharing with other people. It is about how a spirit is communicating.

    Me: What other forms of communication do you want to do for the masses? What I’m saying, I guess, is it would be so cool to have something that really got the attention—indisputable evidence. Nothing is indisputable, obviously. You’re going to have skeptics.

    Jamie: That’s where he was going!

    Erik: That’s like the fucking Randi Challenge.

    Me: I know. I know.

    Erik: You can destroy anything, but I think what’s most important, you know, cuz we get down the road like this and they’re asking for more specific forms of communication, you can fall into—

    Jamie (giggling): Hold on. (Whispering) Fall into line (unintelligible). (To Erik) No, tell me in a different way. (Pause) And talk slower!

    I chuckle. I know how he could talk a million miles a minute sometimes.

    Me: Must be jacked up on coffee today.

    Jamie: I know! I told him he was on crack cocaine. I don’t know WHAT is going on! He must have gotten plenty of rest over the weekend.

    Me: He must have!

    Erik: When we start getting into asking for specific ways to deliver messages, there’s a fine line—

    Jamie: Fine line. Got it.

    Erik: —between performance and natural desire. That’s like people are happier when they go to work to a job that they adore, that they love, that they want to be at. They’re more productive. They can get more done. They achieve more. A person that goes to work that they hate tends to shut down, put less effort out. “Eh, fuck it.” So, we kind of—

    Jamie (to Erik): We? We who? Spirits?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Spirits in general.

    Erik: Spirits in general have this thing where when communicate best; we almost get high from it. It’s fun. So we’ll continue to do and do it better and better. But often we get family members who will say they don’t, uh; they’ve seen the dragonfly thing or they’ve seen the butterfly thing—

    Me: Oh, and they want something different.

    Erik: Yeah. They wanted something different, but it’s not something that’s easy for that spirit to do. That’s funny too, cuz—and I’m talking in general about all spirits—that there are so many different ways to communicate, but the biggest one that they’re asking for is the people who are still living to chill out, bring their focus in, start looking at the subtle energy instead of the mass energy. You know, we’re looking at the mass and you’re asking for a sign, we have to bring in the fucking drums to make sure that you’re seeing or hearing or experiencing at a level where you wouldn’t have any doubt and that you could share it with the world.

    Me: I know.

    Erik: It’s not like we can’t do that, but it’s like give us a fucking break! Meet us halfway. And when we get family members and loved ones who do find that subtle energy and they get calm and they listen and they notice all of the interactions, then all of a sudden we’re not just a part of one little moment in your life because you heard the fucking drums, and you know, “Oh, but I had that moment, and now it’s gone, and now I’m sad again, because now I’m alone again, and that wasn’t enough so you gotta perform again, Monkey Boy. Go, Monkey. Go!

    Jamie and I let out a laugh.

    Me: You poor guys.

    Erik: If you paid attention to the more subtle energy, you’d notice that we’re there every day. Every step. We’re in the air. You can smell us; you can feel us move through the room.

    Me: Wow.

    Erik: You can feel when we walk out of the room. You can feel when we come back. And that we’re still part of your life; it’s just a different kind of function. So, yeah, I’d love to sit down in front of the computer and just smack talk everyone’s ass.

    Jamie: Smack talk? (Giggling) Okay.

    We both laugh.

    Jamie: There are some things that he says that I think, “Sixteen year-old girl.”

    Me: Oh no! Don’t say that to him!

    Jamie: There have been a few things he’s said that have just been so cute! Smack talk.

    Erik (laughing): Man everybody understands that term. Don’t get on to me for that one!

    Me: Yeah really! No, I understand it!

    Erik: I would love to do that, but what’s the purpose? I’m spoon-feeding your ass! The whole point of sitting closer to this world is priming you for it, letting you grow to meet it. Man, I gotta be a good parent. I gotta say, “I love you so much, but I can’t pay for all of your car! You’ll have to get a job too.”

    Me: Daddy!

    Jamie is trying hard to translate through her laughter.

    Me: You remember that well, don’t you, Erik?

    Erik: There were clearly enough funds to buy the car!

    Me: But?

    Erik: We had to get a job and pay for it.

    Me: I know.

    Erik: It made sense.

    Me: Didn’t seem to make sense to you at the time!

    Erik: I didn’t like it, but it made sense.

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    Dear Reader,

    The journey on which you’re about to embark will take you through stories that are deeply personal and involves a relationship between a mother and her son.

    As a physician raised by two atheists, I had no personal belief system about life after death. In a word, I was a confirmed skeptic. As my journey progressed, my mind opened. It is my sincerest hope that yours will open as well and that you will have a greater understanding of your own life and what’s to come ahead.

    Although Erik sometimes paints a rosy picture of the afterlife, time and time again he stresses that suicide is not the answer to one’s problems. If you struggle, please understand that the information in my blog and my book is no substitute for professional help. Please click here for a list of resources for help when you find yourself considering taking your own life. Know that they are readily available when you feel that hopelessness and despair that many of us feel from time to time in our lives.

    I refuse all donations and ad revenue on the blog. It is my dream to one day establish a nonprofit organization that delivers a variety of spiritual services for those who have lost loved ones to suicide and cannot afford that assistance on their own. It’s a mission of love, sacrifice, and dedication.

    Love and light,

    Elisa

  • June29th

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    Me: How do spirits like you communicate? Describe in terms of, um, what we do, what symbols do we, uh, what in the world am I saying here? I just have absolutely no idea! I mean, I know there’s telepathy, I mean, do you communicate in chunks of ideas, in symbols? Do you use linear language like we do? What is it? How do you communicate over there?

    Jamie (laughing): Erik’s looking at me and saying, “What’s wrong with this person? Do they have diarrhea?

    Me (firmly): No, Erik, it’s my question, so stop it right now, young man.

    We all laugh.

    Me: I can take a swig of Kaopectate if that helps.

    Jamie: Oh my god, he’s cracking up.

    Me: I’ll even share it with you, Erik. Sometimes you need it, too, Mister Oral Diarrhea. But seriously, how do you communicate with each other. Not with me, but with each other.

    Erik: We don’t even open our mouths. We don’t even have to stand next to each other. It’s not even called telepathy, because it’s not a brain-to-brain activity. Think of it more as how a computer system communicates, you know, through the air, bouncing off the satellite dish and then to its directed source. (I thought he meant “target” but he clears this up later.) Think of it more mathematically, that my energetic body, my spirit, once it is thinking or feeling a concept, is being immediately directed to the source of what I’m thinking about or feeling about, and that source is experiencing it simultaneously, which, by the way is no new bullshit, because it’s exactly how the human body works. It’s just on different vibrational levels, but it’s exactly how the human body works, and it’s exactly how telepathy kind of goes.

    Me: And instead of beaming up to the source, we’re beaming up to the brain? Is that what you’re saying?

    Erik: Yes. Yeah. Yeah.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: Brain to brain activity. But there’s no satellite dish for us to bounce off of. It bounces off pure source energy. God energy. Life force energy. That’s really what’s carrying or motivating, giving motion to how we communicate. We don’t have to call someone and set up a meeting. There’s no withholding here. I can’t have a thought about you and you not know about it. We’re all open books. And even if I had a thought that you would think or you would normally judge as not being good about you, you would still experience it, but you would have no desire to judge me for it. That’s a human quality—the desire to judge and measure and shred things apart.

    Me: Yes, unfortunately.

    Erik: You would just know that that was my truth, and that’s where I was coming from. You wouldn’t have this dire need to react emotionally with instantaneous love or disapproval or whatever. It just is, and that freedom of having no judgment or, you know, instant reaction—that’s where all of this compassionate—

    (Pause)

    Jamie: He’s looking for a word.

    Erik: Amazing space that I exist in right now.

    Jamie (chuckling): He looks so unsatisfied that he just used the word “amazing!”

    Me: Aw!

    Erik: That’s why the people who have those near death experiences, you know, they don’t wanna come back.

    Me: Yeah.

    Erik: Even if it means leaving the love of their life behind or their daughter depends on them, they don’t wanna come back. They know it’s gonna be okay. I don’t know if I explained that right. I fucked up.

    Me: Aw, you did fine, Erik. But when you communicate, what is it in as it goes to the satellite dish, so to speak? Does it come in words, chunks of ideas, symbols?

    Erik: No, it’s like getting visual and emotional and verbage all at once.

    Me: Hm. Jesus. Confusing. That’s called multitasking.

    Erik: Nah, it’s actually a really clear way, cuz you get the exact emotion that’s behind it. You don’t have to guess like you do when you read an email. You get to see what the person is creating or thinking, you know, so there’s more detail in the visual than there is in just the description in words, and then you get the verbage that goes with it.

    (Okay, I think “verbage” is a new word Erik created. That’s okay. We understand what he means, right?)

    Erik: And it’s not really like English, you know. It’s not like Spanish. It’s a distinct language, but it’s not like I can describe that I am totally speaking English. It’s just like this core language that you understand, and that’s what you communicate in. Even with alien forces, you know, other nations that come, we’re able to communicate. We don’t need a translator to come here.

    Me: Okay, so are you saying that they’re words?

    Erik: Yeah. They’re words.

     

  • June4th

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    Me: How can we communicate more easily and more effortlessly with the nonphysical so that when our loved one’s transition does take place, we don’t feel so bereft.

    I mumble under my breath, trying to make sense of the reader’s question.

    Erik: I think when we’re looking at easy, I wanna remind people when you’re happy, when you’re in a good emotional place, it’s easier for the deceased to communicate with the living. When you’re under a wall of grief or under a wall of confusion, it’s very hard for us to communicate to you. That vibration, it’s really messed up, you know, so it’s herd for us to get there. Another way to make it easy is to dedicate time to us. Say, “All right. I’m going to sit still. I’m going to get quiet. I’m going to let you get closer to me. I’m not going to push you away. Most people don’t think that they’re pushing us away, but trust me, they are.

    Me: Mm hm.

    Erik: You know, they’re scared. “Oh, don’t do that! Oh!” Or they start to feel at peace, and they think that if they’re at peace, it’s a disservice to the person who’s dead, because then they’re not grieving over them.

    Me: Oh yeah.

    Erik: There’s a lot of really strange rewiring systems in the whole grieving process, so I’d say, get happy. Find moments of happiness, and when you’re in a moment of happiness, dedicate stillness to us.

    Me: Okay. Here’s the last question for the day. Erik, what would you say to a classroom of teenagers who were more interested in sex, drugs and guns and are mostly angry, pissed off and don’t want to be in school?

    Erik: Oh, do I have to say something to them?

    Me: Yeah, well, I don’t know. What would you say if you had to?

    Erik: I would say, ‘Enjoy having a short life, because that’s what it’s going to give you.’

    Me: Mm hm.

    Erik: I would say, um, ‘Outward focus isn’t the greatest success story.’ I would encourage them to go inward. If they really wanna fight and party and get loud, go into the depths that are inside of them first.

    (Long pause)

    Me (in a mock timid voice): More…please.

    Erik: They’d have to have a teacher or instructor to help them do it.

    Me: Can you address maybe why they should be traveling that route?

    Erik: Oh, that’s like a whole hour! We could totally break that down, cuz just to sit down and group guns, drugs, partying and everything under one umbrella, they’re attracted to certain things because of their energetic vibration, and all of those things are extremely different. I mean, if you want me to address one of those groups, we can sit down and write a lecture if you want.

    Me: No, I don’t want to do that, but give me a little bit more.

    Erik: I mean, it’s known in psychiatry and psychology and all that shit that if you’re going outward in these ways to seek joy or control, you’re actually displaced emotionally on the inside of yourself. I feel like I’ve said it before. All of the answers are inside of you. You already know everything. But we’re young and people don’t know—well, young kids don’t know—that doing that kind of inner discovery is healthy. They think it’s for losers or people who are weak, but in fact, having that kind of mindset that it’s for losers and for weak people, that shows weakness.

    Erik chuckles.

    Erik: Ignorance. You know, it really should be part of an elementary school program. All of this learning who you are and how you learn and the discovery of life and the environment around you? I mean, that’s like pre-K to 4th grade! We’re missing the glory years in these children, teaching them how to be emotionally honest, good communicators, and to go inward to find answers. And that pausing, my friend? Pausing. A mere pause can save your day.

    Me: That’s true. It might have saved yours.

    Long silence.

    Erik: True dat, Mom.

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    Dear Reader,

    The journey on which you’re about to embark will take you through stories that are deeply personal and involves a relationship between a mother and her son.

    As a physician raised by two atheists, I had no personal belief system about life after death. In a word, I was a confirmed skeptic. As my journey progressed, my mind opened. It is my sincerest hope that yours will open as well and that you will have a greater understanding of your own life and what’s to come ahead.

    Although Erik sometimes paints a rosy picture of the afterlife, time and time again he stresses that suicide is not the answer to one’s problems. If you struggle, please understand that the information in my blog and my book is no substitute for professional help. Please click here for a list of resources for help when you find yourself considering taking your own life. Know that they are readily available when you feel that hopelessness and despair that many of us feel from time to time in our lives.

    I refuse all donations and ad revenue on the blog. It is my dream to one day establish a nonprofit organization that delivers a variety of spiritual services for those who have lost loved ones to suicide and cannot afford that assistance on their own. It’s a mission of love, sacrifice, and dedication.

    Love and light,

    Elisa

     

  • May7th

    30 Comments

    Many of you may have had deceased loved ones communicate with you in ways you might not be aware of. (Damn I hate to end a sentence with a preposition, but I sound too professorial if I do.) Anyway, I digress. (Ah oh. That sounds kind of professorial, too. Sigh.) The way Erik says hello or tells me I’m on the right track is by creating a sensation of intense goosebumps. It’s a tingling sensation either on my scalp, my face, an arm or a leg. I had never experienced those goosebumps before he died. So, I asked him how spirits create that sensation, among other forms of communication.

    Me: Why do some spirits make us feel goosebumps and/or coolness, and how exactly do they do that?

    Jamie (to Erik, whispering): Oh, don’t.

    Jamie: Can this go off record? Or maybe not.

    She giggles.

    Me: No! I don’t edit anything.

    Jamie: Oh, god.

    She braces herself as she conveys what Erik said.

    Jamie bursts into laughter. She can’t contain herself.

    Erik: Sometimes when you feel goosebumps, that’s kinda like when you’re in the movie theater and you’re—

    Jamie squirms and says, “Oh,” to signal how hesitant she is about repeating his words.

    Erik: It’s like being in front of Pee Wee Herman.

    Me: I know you were going to say that!

    Jamie: How did you know that? Holy sh*#. How did you know that?

    Me: When you said “movie theater,” it was pretty obvious. Okay, what about Pee Wee?

    Jamie laughs nervously, but continues.

    Erik: —and, you know, he’s whacking off. That would give you the goosebumps.

    Jamie: Even though he says whacking off, he shows me a, uh, a pump of lotion.

    Erik: You know, that would give you goosebumps.

    Me: Well, how do you do that?

    Erik: It really depends on the vibration that the spirit is giving off, and what you’re wiling to perceive. Goosebumps, if we look at it scientifically—

    Jamie: He’s using air quotes.

    Erik: —they’re there as a mechanism, as a warning that your sense of your environment has changed without cause. I think that’s a great alarm system for when a spirit walks into a room. They can change the subtle energy in a room, but yet visually and physically, nothing has changed. You know, that’s there to raise the hair in your body and make you look bigger than what you are and like a badass. It’s the same thing as when raccoons and cats raise the hair on their bodies. Same mechanism as the goosebumps. Makes your hair stand up.

    Whoa, I feel goosebumps on my right leg as I type this. HELLO ERIK!

    Erik: They do it out of defense, but for us, it’s kinda, you know, (in a girlie voice) a little bit of fun. How do we do it? It’s really just a vibration match.

    Me: A vibration match? You mean you match it with ours?

    Erik: Uuuuh, it’s not like an identical match, but let’s say if I need a finger to push a button, I replicate the energy vibration of the finger so I can push the button. It’s cause and effect.

    Me: Oh, I see. So, in the case where you make me feel goosebumps, um, like sometimes you make me feel goosebumps on the side of my face or my scalp or leg. How do you do that? Give me a step-by-step.

    Erik: I get up behind you, and I get a large container of lotion.

    Jamie laughs.

    Me (chuckling): God, Erik. Don’t even go there.

    Erik: No, I get up behind you,and I put my hand in your hair. Then I push my energy through the top few layer of your skin, but not to the bone. And just the muscles. Usually your body responds to an interference, a change in the environment, so your body responds with the goosebumps. That’s why it’s really location specific.

    Jamie stumbles on the word, “specific”.

    Erik: Full body goosebumps is when we move through somebody or move past somebody. It’s all kinds of things. But for you, it’s pretty easy though, because you’re in tune to me; you communicate with me; you talk to me, so it’s kind of like knocking on the door to come in or hitting the doorbell and coming in.

    Me: Mm hm, You usually do it to say hello or to give me an affirmative like, “Yes, that’s true,” or “Yes, you’re on the right path.” Things like that. Is that true?

    Erik: Yes.

    Me: So, really, it’s energy-to-energy, right?

    Erik: Yes, it is.

    Me: So are you matching my energy, or…

    Erik: Well, I’m not matching it identically; I’m just matching the need to give you the goosebumps.

    Jamie (to Erik): I think that was confusing, the way you used “matching.”

    Me (confused): Yeah. I don’t understand. Tell me energy to energy what you mean.

    Erik: If I need a level 4 vibration to make you have goosebumps, I adjust to a level 4 to get into your energy and create the goosebumps for you. If I want to give you a solid touch, maybe I have to be a level 2, so I’d go to a level 2. If I want your ear to turn red and get hot and fiery, then maybe I have to be a level one.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: So, I adjust myself to a level one. Our sense of interacting with humans, pets, plants is an adjustment of your energetic vibration level. It’s not like a mental think where I’m thinking it and I’m creating it and I’m making it happen out and away from me. I’m actually involved in that interaction, that merge of energy.

    Me: Interesting. This blog member goes on to ask what other ways spirits make themselves known and how.

    Erik (laughing): What? Is she writing a book?

    Me: I guess so!

    Erik is laughing hard.

    Erik: The ways? The list is endless!

    Me: Okay. Give me one other way.

    (Pause)

    Me: The second most common way.

    Erik: Oh, like when people just randomly think if us for no cause or reason?

    Me: Okay, and how—

    Erik: But they think it’s just their memory kicking in or that they got sad or that it got triggered by something else? You know, that kind of bullshit; it’s really us.

    Me: So, how does that happen? We sense the energy, but….

    Erik: Ah, because normally your conscious mind is focused on something else, so it leaves your backside totally vulnerable. And I don’t mean, literally, your ass side. I just mean that if you’re focused on one thing, the 360 of where your focus could be is kind of left dark, right? If you’re focused on eating that hamburger the way your are, then all the other parts of your conscious awareness are kinda dull. So that leaves us an opening to send an energetic email with our imagery, our smell, our touch, our whole presence. You know, that’s like an email to us. It’s the whole thing. It’s a way of communicating. And then that darkened area outside what specific focus they’re having will light up. Boom! Cuz it’s receiving the email. And it’s easier to receive it cuz your fucking brain isn’t trying to control what’s coming in. It’s too damn focused on that hamburger. That’s the sweet spot. Then all of a sudden, you go, “Ah, Jim! I remember Jim! Why am I thinking about Jim? That’s weird!

    Jamie (chuckling): I love these voices. The way he says things in a different voice. It’s funny.

    Erik: So, that’s one way we get in, but yet people think it’s their mind paying games with them and all kinds of fucked up things, so we often don’t get the credit. Instead of, “Oh, Jim must be saying hi”, it’s, “Oh, he must have liked hamburgers.” So, they fuck it up. That’s one of the easiest ways we communicate.. If we go beyond that, we go to moving shit, putting shit in your way like in situations in your life, like you wanted a new job but you looked and looked and looked and looked, and it didn’t come up. Then, you turn around and you bump into somebody and they say, “Hey, are you for hire?” And they give you the job you wanted. That’s the shit we like to do.

    Me: Well, that’s nice!

    Erik: Yeah, that’s why I’m kind of digging all this media and, you know, finding the right people for your team, so…

    Me: That’s awesome.

    Erik: Yeah. It’s happening. It’s good stuff. Good stuff, Mom.

    And that was good stuff, Erik.

    Just a heads up: Jamie has two small group phone readings coming up. I urge you to sign up, because you’ll have the opportunity to talk with your loved ones, find out your spiritual path and past lives, ask about relationship, health and career issues, and more. Jamie is kind enough to offer these inexpensive mini-readings, because she’s booked up through September for her full hour readings.

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  • April18th

    18 Comments

    Erik and Jamie’s appearance on The Sheila Show was wonderful. In fact, Sheila Gale wants to have them on on a regular basis. I’ll post the recording when Sheila gives it to me.

    On another note, Jamie has been suffering from a great deal of illness over the past several months: frequent viral infections. She gets over one, then gets another. In fact, she has fever this morning and can’t even get out of bed. I’m worried about her. Please send any healing to her that you can as well as love and prayers.

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    Me: What do you have to do to communicate with us? How do you see us compared to your fellow spirits? This is a blog member asking this. Do you see your fellow spirits differently than you do us? So, that’s a two-part question.

    Erik (laughing): You look like animals! No, I have to lower my energy quite a bit to do the pranks and to get in the way—

    Me: How do you do that?

    Jamie burst out in a loud laugh for a long time.

    Me: Oh god. What now.

    Jamie (barely able to get the words out): He said, “It’s like having constipation, and you push really hard.”

    Me: Oh, Jesus, Erik!

    Erik: There’s a lot of grunting involved, Mom.

    Me: I hope we don’t get a bonus shart with that.

    Erik: Thank god you don’t have to do my laundry anymore.

    Me: I remember those racing stripes.

    Jamie: You got him! He’s laughing so hard!

    We all laugh.

    Jamie (still giggling): The image is horrible! He’s pretending to be on the potty. It’s just so…

    Erik: Yep, so it comes with a bit of a grunt, but you have to focus a lot inward to get that intense grounding. It’s like how you have to focus to sing the real low notes cuz your voice doesn’t do it naturally, but if you exercise and kind of train for it, you can kind of drop down low like that. But it’s really not like down off a ladder, you know? It’s not like a location. It’s more of a state of mind, a state of being.

    Me: Okay. So, what do we look like to you compared to the way you see your fellow spirits?

    Erik: Uh, fellow spirits are all light beings. People on Earth look more like, um. (pause) mushy.

    Jamie (giggling): What do you mean, mushy?

    Erik (laughing): Like Claymation!

    Me: Oh! Like Gumby and Pokey?

    Erik: Yeah.

    Me: No. Seriously? So, we don’t look like what you used to see me as when you were alive, for example?

    Erik: Ah, no, no. You still look like that, but it’s wild. You kind of get unused to that three-dimensional light-absorbing kind of a (struggling for words) status?

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: You know, cuz we bounce light over here. We don’t absorb it.

    Me (surprised): Oh!

    Erik: You know, whereas humans absorb it in. They suck it up.

    He makes a sucking sound, like he’s sucking from a straw.

    Jamie: Yes, the sound came with it. That was not my creation.

    Erik: So, when you come back to Heaven or Home, and you’re seeing the people, the light, it’s just different. It looks mushy and dull, because you’re so used to everything being bright light. Now if you kind of adjust yourself—

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): No!

    Jamie (to me, giggling): He adjusts his package.

    Me: Of course.

    Erik: —Then you can see the light that it all emits. But it’s a much more controlled, duller light than what pure light energy is just because it’s manipulated by being in the lower vibrational dimension.

    Me: Very interesting.

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  • March21st

    3 Comments

    Me: Here’s one from a blog member. “I would like to ask Erik what we can do to help our loved ones come through to us. I’ve read that when we’re depressed, it blocks the connection, but it’s such a brick wall! How do you drop the grief to get the message? I know my loved ones are safe and in a wonderful place, but their physical absence hurts. I know we all here know this anyway, but how about a few 101 lessons on helping us dudes on this plane lift the veil to hear them.” You know, to get past that grief that makes it so difficult to, uh, our vibrations are so much lower, in other words, than y’all’s so it’s hard for y’all to meet us halfway.

    Erik: Yeah. First of all, I’d say stop judging yourself that the way that you’re grieving is wrong or that you need to be doing something better. If you take off that burden or that weight that maybe you’re not doing it right or you’re doing it too much or that your friends don’t want to hear you bitch and complain about the sadness of the loss again and again and again. You know, if you just stop doing that shit—that judging crap—than you’ll find out that when you go to grieve it feels really good to do it. And then pretty soon it’ll just kind of lighten and lighten and lighten up. But—

    Jamie: He puts his head in his hand. Like on his forehead. He throws his head down. Oh, I say, ‘Is your brain hurting because you’re thinking so much?’

    We both giggle.

    Jamie: And he says, “No, I was just trying to find that really clear definition of if you’re fully depressed, then you need chemical help or you need physician or therapy help. Like you can’t just grieve on like you are.

    Me: Yeah. Yeah.

    Erik: Like if you’re doing this shit for more than six months and you’re not getting enough relief, then you need to march your ass where you’re going to see a doctor or someone to help you set up a plan to feel better. But if you find out what you’re doing by the step of removing the judgment and how should I grieve—what’s right, what’s wrong, and you just start grieving the way you need to, just be honest with how you feel—

    Me: Mm hm.

    Erik: —and you find relief in that, and it gets better and better, and you find some smiles start sneaking in, then you’re on the right path. Keep doing it. Some people, man they make—

    Jamie (to Erik, laughing): Great visual.

    Jamie (to me): The visual is they put a garden in their front yard, and all of a sudden this person’s garden has flowers in six weeks. The whole thing. Where the other person’s doesn’t get flowers until a year later.

    Me (with solemn realization that that person is me): Yeah.

    Erik: Timing is unimportant. As long as you are seeing a success in having joy come into your life, that’s the goal. The more joy you get, the easier it is to become a reciprocal—

    Me: Recipient?

    Jamie (giggling): Recipient! I knew I had it wrong! Sound it out, Jamie! I think I took giggle pills today.

    Me: I think we all did!

    Jamie: Phew. Okay, going back. C’mon. You lost me, Erik. Go back.

    Erik: If more smiles are coming in, then it’s going to be easier for them to feel their loved one around in a positive way rather than it triggering, “Oh, I have that loss to deal with all over again.” It’s going to trigger, “Oh, look, now I have this way to figure out how this new relationship’s gonna work.”

    Me: So are you saying, uh, would just simply smiling when you feel grief be one of the simple things we can do to help raise our vibration for example?

    Erik: Yeah. Well, yeah, you can fake the smile.

    Me: Yeah. Fake it till you make it.

    Erik: Yeah. You could, uh, right then and there, be really honest with how you feel, even if it’s a bunch of horrible words. Embrace ‘em. Love ‘em. Tell yourself you’re doing the right thing for you.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: And once you start doing that, you’ll actually start to feel better, because the body’s like, “Why am I crying? Nobody’s there holding my hand. Am I just crying to listen to myself? Then you’ll have this internal dialogue with your ego, and we all love doing that, right? So much fun!

    I can detect a tiny note of sarcasm here.

    Erik: That’s probably when you need to go get high.

    Jamie and I laugh.

    Me: Nice segue.

    Erik: You’re welcome. But then you recognize that often grief is there because your ego is hurting, and you’re actually really okay with the person’s death. It’s just that your ego is screaming so hard that you’ve been wronged or that you’re not being acknowledged as a victim or that you’re not getting the energy that you need. Then you need to ask why are you such a pussy that you can’t stand up and ask from your friends and family about the way you need to be treated.

    Me: Ah!

    Erik: You know?

    Me: Yeah.

    Erik: Cuz some people will just stay in that victim pattern, “Poor me; poor me. I lost my husband. I lost this, and now my whole life is changed.” Well that’s fine if you’re figuring it out and shit, but if you’re getting six months past, you know or a year into it or four or five or six years, why is it that that type of energy is working for you? You need to know why? You need to ask yourself, because that’s the only one who’s going to give you the answer.

    Me: Mm hm. That’s true.

    Erik: And then, I always say, if you don’t like something, change it. You know, change isn’t always that easy. Maybe you start crying again, and you realize you don’t like crying anymore.

    Me: Yeah.

    Erik: It’s not fitting you. It’s not suiting you. It’s not getting the release out, and so you tell yourself to stop crying, and you start coming out of it, but then later in the day you do it again or three days later it happens again. And that change just takes a little discipline. But you do it only when it stops giving you the relief you need. And you gotta find that supplement. Maybe you don’t like that crying anymore and maybe you found a lot more release and a lot more satisfaction in writing. So, when you start to cry, grab your pen and paper. What you’ll recognize is that the crying will go away and you’ll start journaling and getting that energy.

    Me: Okay.

    And that’s just what I did.

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  • December13th

    14 Comments

    I thought Erik was finished talking about “talking” but in retrospect I realize he wasn’t. Let’s see what else he has to say about the language of the Beyond.

    Me: What do you call the language?

    (Pause)

    Me: In that language. Say the name of the language in that language.

    Jamie: We’re having a bit of an argument. He’s saying, “I don’t fucking know, because it’s not like when you die you go to school and you learn how to speak this language.”

    Erik: You just instantly know how to do it. It’s just part of you. It’s like an emotional language, but it does have words, It’s not heavy on labels and conjugation. You don’t have to sit down and learn it. It’s not a foreign language.

    Me: How do you say, “How are you”?

    (Long pause)

    Jamie (to Erik): No.

    Jamie: He looked at me; his eyes got a little bit more wide, and he put his hands out and said, “Did you get it?”

    Me (Laughing): Oh!

    Jamie: I know, right? The most that I understood was, “I love you.”

    Me: Aw! So you can speak it, but we can’t receive it.

    Jamie (to Erik): Oh, so I got it as an emotion. As love.

    Me: Oh!

    Jamie: But then I translated it into words, “I love you,” instead of just receiving love.

    Me: How interesting.

    Erik: Yes, because if you’re asking how somebody is, you’re showing care; you’re showing love for them.

    Me: All of this is so fascinating. Okay so what if I say, “How does the Universe really work”?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Hey, that one actually came from me! Yay!

    I chuckle.

    Jamie: It’s easy around Erik, now. I got this picture in my head and this picture of complete unity like I was—I still had my own skin—but I was in relation with everything around me, not just the room or the city or the United States or Earth. It was something larger—solar systems and so forth. It looked like an electric spider web that had a light source to it. It was intricately woven and very 3-D. It was not like a flat image at all, but I did feel like I was looking at it from an outside source. I wasn’t in it, because he was trying to give me the image, but Erik said if I tried to hang onto it more, I would have gotten more of the concepts that he was trying to fly by.

    Me: Did you get any feeling or emotion along with it or were you not hanging on long enough?

    Jamie: No, the feeling was just complete unity, complete acceptance, that there wasn’t anything that was unnatural or out of place or going against the curve.

    Me: Ah, that’s awesome. Lucky you!

    Jamie (chuckling): He pointed at me and said, “That’s even about your pain.”

    (Erik’s referring to Jamie’s neck pain from a car accident, no fault of her own, that she had about a year ago.)

    Me: What, you’re one with your pain? That sucks! You need to pick that one little spider web off!

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: Can you do that?

    Erik: You can peel it off, but you can’t destroy it, nor can you change it. If you   place it somewhere else, it might be somebody’s joy, not somebody’s pain. It doesn’t always give the same reaction. 

    Me: Okay. Anything else you want to communicate to us about communication?

    Erik (laughing): I love the subject, even though it’s hard to translate it well. Humans are kind of stuck in the idea that they have to use their voice to communicate. It’s bullshit.

    Me: Well, it’s hard. It’s really hard, but I get what you’re talking about. I really do, Erik, because when we talk, there are visual and emotional components to our communication, but the person on the other side only receives the words. A certain inflection and tone of our voice can translate some of the emotion but not all of it. And we can describe some of the visuals, but not all of it and not completely. They can’t see what we see. So, it’s frustrating, even here.

    Jamie: He’s smirking and nodding his head.

    By the way, here’s a better link to Erik and Jamie’s monthly radio show debut:

    http://www.thedrpatshow.com/shows/gar-121211-butler.mp3

    Also, the next small group channeling call will be on January 10th and the small group grieving parents group will be January 24th. If you’re interested, sign up before the spots are filled. You can click on the Love and Light icon on my homepage, then go to “products and classes” on Jamie’s page. You’ll find the links on her “personal growth” page.

  • December11th

    19 Comments

    Every wonder how Uncle Bob talks to Aunt Mary over there? Wonder no longer, thanks to Erik!

    Me: How do spirits like you communicate? Describe in terms of, um, what we do, what symbols do we, uh, what in the world am I saying here? I just have absolutely no idea! I mean, I know there’s telepathy, I mean, do you communicate in chunks of ideas, in symbols? Do you use linear language like we do? What is it? How do you communicate over there?

    Jamie (laughing): Erik’s looking at me and saying, “What’s wrong with this person? Do they have diarrhea?

    Me (firmly): No, Erik, it’s my question, so stop it right now, young man.

    We all laugh.

    Me: I can take a swig of Kaopectate if that helps.

    Jamie: Oh my god, he’s cracking up.

    Me: I’ll even share it with you, Erik. Sometimes you need it, too, Mister Oral Diarrhea. But seriously, how do you communicate with each other. Not with me, but with each other.

    Erik: We don’t even open our mouths. We don’t even have to stand next to each other. It’s not even called telepathy, because it’s not a brain-to-brain activity. Think of it more as how a computer system communicates, you know, through the air, bouncing off the satellite dish and then to its directed source. (I thought he meant “target” but he clears this up later.) Think of it more mathematically, that my energetic body, my spirit, once it is thinking or feeling a concept, is being immediately directed to the source of what I’m thinking about or feeling about, and that source is experiencing it simultaneously, which, by the way is no new bullshit, because it’s exactly how the human body works. It’s just on different vibrational levels, but it’s exactly how the human body works, and it’s exactly how telepathy kind of goes.

    Me: And instead of beaming up to the source, we’re beaming up to the brain? Is that what you’re saying?

    Erik: Yes. Yeah. Yeah.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: Brain to brain activity. But there’s no satellite dish for us to bounce off of. It bounces off pure source energy. God energy. Life force energy. That’s really what’s carrying or motivating, giving motion to how we communicate. We don’t have to call someone and set up a meeting. There’s no withholding here. I can’t have a thought about you and you not know about it. We’re all open books. And even if I had a thought that you would think or you would normally judge as not being good about you, you would still experience it, but you would have no desire to judge me for it. That’s a human quality—the desire to judge and measure and shred things apart.

    Me: Yes, unfortunately.

    Erik: You would just know that that was my truth, and that’s where I was coming from. You wouldn’t have this dire need to react emotionally with instantaneous love or disapproval or whatever. It just is, and that freedom of having no judgment or, you know, instant reaction—that’s where all of this compassionate—

    (Pause)

    Jamie: He’s looking for a word.

    Erik: Amazing space that I exist in right now.

    Jamie (chuckling): He looks so unsatisfied that he just used the word “amazing!”

    Me: Aw!

    Erik: That’s why the people who have those near death experiences, you know, they don’t wanna come back.

    Me: Yeah.

    Erik: Even if it means leaving the love of their life behind or their daughter depends on them, they don’t wanna come back. They know it’s gonna be okay. I don’t know if I explained that right. I fucked up.

    Me: Aw, you did fine, Erik. But when you communicate, what is it in as it goes to the satellite dish, so to speak? Does it come in words, chunks of ideas, symbols?

    Erik: No, it’s like getting visual and emotional and verbage all at once.

    Me: Hm. Jesus. Confusing. That’s called multitasking.

    Erik: Nah, it’s actually a really clear way, cuz you get the exact emotion that’s behind it. You don’t have to guess like you do when you read an email. You get to see what the person is creating or thinking, you know, so there’s more detail in the visual than there is in just the description in words, and then you get the verbage that goes with it.

    (Okay, I think “verbage” is a new word Erik created. That’s okay. We understand what he means, right?)

    Erik: And it’s not really like English, you know. It’s not like Spanish. It’s a distinct language, but it’s not like I can describe that I am totally speaking English. It’s just like this core language that you understand, and that’s what you communicate in. Even with alien forces, you know, other nations that come, we’re able to communicate. We don’t need a translator to come here.

    Me: Okay, so are you saying that they’re words?

    Erik: Yeah. They’re words.

    Just a reminder everyone. Jamie and Erik have their national radio debut TODAY! The CE family can stream the show live directly from www.TransformationTalkRadio.com  3pm/PST, 4pm/MST, 5pm/CST and 6pm/EST. Don’t miss it!

  • November29th

    29 Comments

    Talk about synchronicity. Someone brought to my attention that today is George Harrison’s death anniversary. As I recall, I “coincidentally” posted John Lennon’s interview on his birthday. Ya just can’t make this stuff up.

    Now, Erik is going to play the teacher and show us how to see our deceased loved ones. May I suggest you do this in solitude rather than in public. As you will see, if you were to practice these techniques in a busy mall or grocery store, you’d be hauled off to the looney bin n shot order.

    Me: Can we learn to see things differently, like training our brains to slow down our perception of that high vibration so, for example, we can see the wings of a hummingbird in flight at a complete standstill? I mean, is there some way that we can do that so that we can see our deceased loved ones who are not visible to us because they’re vibrating at a frequency that’s just too far above our visual spectrum?

    Erik: Yes.

    Me: Oh, okay. So, we need to make software that will help us train our brains to do that. That’d be so cool.

    Erik: Well, there’s other tricks as well such as blinking your eyes very fast when you’re looking at an object that’s vibrating or moving really fast.

    Me: Oh, yeah!

    I grimace as my cat tilts her head with concern as she watches me flutter my eyelids.

    Erik: It takes snapshots, and because the eye is shutting off and turning on, it doesn’t allow the pupil to dilate the way it needs to and to let bursts of light in that’d be too much. The eye can’t quickly adjust to it when you’re blinking fast.

    Me: Hm!

    Erik: This allows too much light in. Blinking will help you see subtle energies, but it does depend on the quality of light as well.

    Me: So—

    Erik: Also, fluorescent lights tend to help—

    (Long pause)

    Me: Tend to help what?

    Jamie (giggling): Oh. Sorry! Did we just stop talking? Is that what happened?

    Jamie and I chuckle.

    Jamie: I was telling him, ‘Yeah I teach my classes, and I’m actually teaching a class today in seeing auras and energies and spirits.’

    Me: So cool!

    Jamie: And I tell the story about how I used to go to the meat department in the grocery stores, because the light was so bad in the meat department, it made it easier for me to see people’s auras.

    Me: Hm!

    Jamie: And so I would stand there and pretend to shop for meat even though I was a vegetarian and look at people’s energetic fields.

    Erik: It’s the quality of light.

    Jamie: I like the eye blinking thing. I don’t teach that.

    Me: Yeah. Wouldn’t want you going around the meat market fluttering your eyes.

    Jamie: I could just hear them. “Excuse me ma’am. Can I help you?”

    We both belly laugh.

    Jamie: ‘No, thank you.’

    Erik: And training to look at subtle color, subtle vibration is getting yourself to—

    Jamie (to Erik): I know, right?

    She continues to translate.

    Erik: Getting yourself calm.

    (Long pause)

    Jamie: He just said two things I said in my class and I said, ‘Erik, are you saying that because it’s what I teach? Like, are you in my head or is that your way of …’

    Erik: Well, you need to find some kind of technique where you can unfocus your eyes while still looking at something. You know, fuzz them out when you stare or like when you stare at a star in the sky and all the other stars disappear.

    Me: Oh yeah. Okay.

    Erik: That kind of staring technique—but you’re focused on one element and the rest just kind of fuzzes away. Do that on an inanimate object. Something that has color. You know, you can create a program that does this on the computer where it gives you a shape and you have to look at it, and while you’re staring at it, take your eyes kind of around the perimeter of the item or the shape a few times and then kind of come back to the center. Then you’ll start seeing a glow. Most people see a white glow, and some people will see color.

    Me: You mean notice the perimeter with your brain rather than moving your eyes around it?

    Erik: No, you can actually move your eyes around the perimeter but still keep them in that unfocused state. It’s exactly what you have to do with those Magic Eye pictures.

    Me: See, those Magic Eye pictures never work on me, because one of my eyes doesn’t converge properly since I had amblyopia as a kid.

    Erik: But it’s the same kind of technique, because once you get into the 3-D image you look around and you can see the 3-D image. You don’t have to stay focused right in the center. So if you just look—take your eyes and have them follow the whole perimeter of the item then come back to center, you’ll start seeing that glow. But then, here’s where you gotta teach yourself what the mirroring effect is.

    Jamie (to Erik): Begins with a G? What are you talking about? Ganzer? Ga-ga, not gator. Go Gators!

    She’s a Florida girl. Guess she felt compelled.

    Jamie: I have such a tickle in my throat for the last 40 minutes.

    (She clears her throat.)

    Jamie (irritated): Can’t get it to stop!

    (She clears her throat again.)

    Me: Drink some water.

    Jamie: I just tried that, and it just made it tickle more.

    Erik: So, once you figure out if you’re not seeing the complementary color of the object you’re looking at—

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: If you’re looking at a red pen and you see a green glow, then you can just scientifically tell yourself, “Well, that’s the mirroring effect. My eyes are just playing a trick on me.” But if you’re looking at a green pen and you see a blue glow, then that shit ain’t the mirroring effect.

    Me: Right.

    Erik: Whereas if you see a yellow glow, you have to say to yourself you’re picking up the subtle energy. And then try it on live creatures. Live creatures have a bigger energetic field, and you’ll see many layers of glow.

    Me: Okay,

    Erik: It just comes with practice. It’s teaching your eyes that they don’t have to look at the surface of something.

    Me: Yes, but the seeing the deceased who are vibrating at such a high rate that they’re well outside the visual range on the electromagnetic spectrum—

    (I also clear my throat.)

    Jamie: You too?

    Me: Yeah, you got me feeling your tickle. Thanks.

    Jamie giggles.

    Erik: You can use this same technique to see the spirits. You just tell us, ”Sit down in that chair over there,” you know. “Stand against that wall right here, and I’m going to sit down and I’m gonna look atcha.”

    (Pause)

    Erik: But nobody does that shit because everyone is gonna think you’re crazy for doing it: crazy for practicing and crazy for believing that the spirits are going to listen to them and obey them and sit in a chair or stand against a wall. That’s total bullshit. We would have done it while we were alive; we’d definitely do it when we’re dead. Then, once they start seeing the silhouette or the splotches of color, they think they’re fucked up because they’re seeing it! So, you can’t win for doing and you can’t win for succeeding here. It’s cuz of the stupid brain.

    Jamie giggles.

    Erik: Cuz of judgment.

    Me: Analytical crap. Okay, so is it better in fluorescent light then?

    Erik: Yeah, it’s easier because it helps the eye not be able to focus exactly clearly on the material item.

    Me: All right. Is it better if the light level is lower, higher or what?

    Erik: Nah, that’s going to be a personal preference.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: For me, I like it when the lights are bright, like they’re really on.  That gives more reflection off my vibrational body.

    Me: Okay. Is it better to use a dark background, a light background?

    Erik: White. Yeah, go to a white background.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: That makes sense, because then you’d be able to identify exactly what color it is.

    Me: Yes exactly.

    Erik: If you’re doing a dark background, then you just need to go completely dark. No lights. Dark background. That puts you in the setting of like a psychomanteum.

    Me: Would it also help to flutter your eyelids fast during that exercise, too?

    Erik: Yeah, yeah, yeah!

    That would take a whole world of coordination and rhythmic skills I don’t and will never have. 

    Jamie: I’m going to try that in my class today. I’m going to have my students do that. See if it works.

    Me: While we’ve been talking, my eyes and eyelids have been doing all sorts of crazy things. I’m so glad nobody’s looking through the window. They’d never be the same. 

    We all chuckle at the thought. Well, there’s my poor cat, though.

    Me: God, we started with hummingbird wings.

    Jamie: We’ve been all over the place, haven’t we?

    Me: Yes, we have!

    Just a reminder: If you want to talk to a deceased love one or ask Erik about your spiritual mission, your past lives, health, career, relationship issues or more, there’s a small group channeling call coming up next week. Here’s the link:

    https://withloveandlight.com/shop/channeling-erik-conference-call-out-126/

    On a sad, personal note, my daughter’s beloved dog, Winnie, has gone missing since Thanksgiving Eve. We’ve combed the area for hours, put our a Pet Amber Alert, called the City of Houston Solid Waste Department to see if she was picked up dead in the road, went to all the animal control and animal shelters, the SPCA, CAPs, etc. We put over 75 posters at intersections. Eventually, we got in touch with Jamie and Erik says she was picked up by an effeminate man. He justified his actions as “saving her from irresponsible owners.” Sadly, Winnie had a tag with Kristina’s address and cell number so it would have been easy to do the right thing. Sigh. We’re just devastated.

    On that note, I’d like to share a song from blog members Kent and Cindy Lehman’s band, Eclectic Verve. Kent wrote song when his cat of 19 years died in his arms. Some people don’t understand how much our animal companions mean to us. They’re a part of the family–and often the ones that are the most unconditionally loving and bring the least drama.

    http://youtu.be/1XbcJ1PMJoo

    Here’s their YouTube Channel and website:

    http://www.youtube.com/eclecticverve

    http://www.eclecticverve.com

    Their songs are available on iTunes and you can subscribe to their newsletter through their website. An interesting note: Kent is a skilled medium and enjoys channeling Erik!

     

  • September19th

    17 Comments

    Before we begin this typical Erik topic, I’d like to make a few announcements:

    1) I’m very excited about the response to the San Diego event. If anyone has any questions, please ask them in the comment thread or email me at emedhus@gmail.com. I know one reader asked about bringing children along. I’m not sure about the answer to that, but I bet there are age restrictions. I can forward Jamie’s assistant if you all want to email me your specific situation. Another reader asked how many would be in attendance. All I really know is that Jamie can’t take more than thirty. The main thing: It’s going to be a fun and life-changing experience. That’s the adjective that everyone seems to use after these events.

    2) I’m almost finished transcribing the Buddha interview. Wow, how amazing it is. As soon as we interview a religious figure from one more faith, we’ll be able to make public all the YouTubes: Jesus, Moses, Buddha, etc. Words just don’t do them justice.

    3) I spoke with Jamie today about the grieving parents session. She wants to keep the groups no larger than six or seven because she feels like more time is needed for parents to communicate with their sons and daughters. It’s so intimate and emotional. She’s also considering hosting such sessions every couple of weeks if there’s enough interest. Here are some questions you might consider asking:

    a) Are you happy?

    b) Who was there when you passed?

    c) Do you have any messages for me, your siblings, girlfriend/boyfriend, etc.?

    d) Was it your destiny to dies when and how you did? If so, why?

    e) Was your death painful?

    f) Did we have some spiritual contract and was if completed/honored?

    g) Was there anything I could have done?

    h) How can I best communicate with you?

    i) How can I help you?

    j) Have you been trying to communicate with me? If so, how?

    k) Did you like your memorial service? What did you like about it?

    l) Why did you do it? (if the death was by suicide)

    m) Did we share a past life that most influenced the one we had this last life?

    n) Was I a good mother/father?

    o) Do you have a life’s work there?

    p) Who are you with? Who do you hang out with?

    q) Can you describe your afterlife?

    r) Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?

    s) What do you do for fun there?

    t) When I grieve, is it sometimes because you are nearby?

    I could go on and on. If I think of any other questions, I’ll let you know. If you think of questions, please feel free to make comments, because it will help those parents who grieve their loss. Now, let’s see what Erik has to say today. This came from a two-part question.

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    Me: Erik, your individuality is very much intact in the afterlife as is everyone we’ve interviewed. If you were to reincarnate back to the Earth as another person or individual, what happens to the current individuality? Is it replaced by your new, reincarnated identity?

    Erik (in a smart ass, sugary tone): Tell the kind reader—

    Jamie and I laugh hard.

    Erik: Tell the kind reader—

    Jamie: Oh, Erik! He’s being silly, okay? So—

    Erik: —that my personality as Channeling Erik has become so big that no matter if I reincarnate or not, it won’t trump the mark of this personality that has been created.

    Me: God, Erik! You sure are too big for your breeches, Mister Man! Maybe you need to be taken down a notch or two!

    Jamie: That’s definitely how it sounds, how he’s coming out with it.

    Erik: Think about it. We’ve had these other lifetimes, so those personalities, they’re not dead. Let’s just remember for a second –TIME IS NOT LINEAR.

    Me: Right, right.

    Erik: If time were linear, we truly would have an ending to what was created.

    Me: Um hm.

    Erik: But it’s not. Just because our souls divide as we have these lifetimes and these occurrences, right? That doesn’t mean that we are lesser than or that we’re getting smaller than our existence used to be. If I reincarnate, which has already been done, I already have future lives—if we’re looking at time as linear—and look, I’m still here.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: I mean, it’s already happened! I’m still here!

    Me: Are you reincarnated on Earth right now in terms of our linear existence on this plane—in our lifetime?

    Erik: No, it won’t be in your lifetime.

    Me: Okay, because if you were I’d try to track you down!

    Erik: Punch it up!

    (I have no idea what that means.)

    We all laugh.

    Me: When we pass over to the afterlife, are we able to interact with the souls and spirits of the various individuals we’ve been in the past?

    Erik: Yes.

    Me: Okay. Amber wants to ask you this question, Erik: “My question for Erik would involve himself. He seems to have so very, very quickly freed himself up to do the sterling work”—I hope this doesn’t make you, you know, even more pompous than you already are! Are you pompous now, Erik, or are you still the humble Erik that I’ve always known?

    Erik (laughing): No, no, no, no! I’m still humble. I just play the role of being pompous.

    Jamie giggles.

    Me: Okay, good, good. Okay let’s see, “To do the sterling work for humanity and want to help his mom with her grief so that she can share this work with him. So, I just don’t know how it is. My dad went over two years ago and said that he was in the spirit world learning. I guess that someone like him, who didn’t believe in the afterlife, adjustment would be harder than for someone who did.” So, I guess she wants to know why you so quickly evolved to be this person doing all of this humanitarian work, and other people who have passed over haven’t evolved to that degree. I guess—

    Erik: It was my purpose!

    Me: Okay, so it was your purpose; other people have different purposes.

    Erik: It was totally my path and my purpose, yeah. With some people, their path is a little more personal.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: And with mine, it wasn’t. I didn’t want to be as quiet as when I was on Earth.

    Me: Oh gosh, you were quiet.

    (This is so true. While he was “alive”, Erik was so quiet, so under the radar and, well, invisible, really.)

    Me: And of course there are probably countless others who are doing work on a grander scale like you, Erik.

    Erik: Sure! Of course.

    Me: Anything else on that?

    Erik: I’m not a pompous asshole.

    Me: Well that’s good to hear, Sweetie. I can’t imagine you being so, because you never ever were.

    The Pompous Cat

    The Pompous Cat

  • September10th

    16 Comments

    Before we get on to the main topic, I’d like to share a lucid dream my daughter, Michelle, had a few nights ago. For some reason these dreams aways involve her going upstairs and this one was no different. She was headed up the first short flight of stairs and saw Erik standing next to the art niche on the small landing right where the next flight of stairs takes off to the left. He was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts. She couldn’t see his feet. His eyes were the brightest green she had ever seen and the entire scene looked like it was in high definition. He wore a wide grin on his face. Michelle called out his name and ran to him. They gave each other a long, warm embrace.  Apparently I was sitting on the sofa in the den downstairs, but before Michelle could call me to come up and see him, Erik dove over the banister and did a face plant on the floor below. Then he jumped to his feet, arms outstretched, and said, “Ta da! See, I can’t get hurt!” Michelle fussed at him for scaring her, but then let out a big laugh. Then Erik cradled his arm and feigned an injury, “Ow, my arm, my arm!” Michelle went to get me, but when we both returned and looked over the banister, all that remained was a pair of red sneakers. Later that day, a family friend hurt his arm in a motorcycle mishap. Hm.

    Michelle and Erik, Always the Crazy Duo

    And now here is a message from blog member Paul Hampton Crockett in response to the post, Borderline Personality Disorder, the Soapbox Version. He describes the effect that the Channeling Erik blog has had on his life. I also  LOVE LOVE LOVE what he said about our dear Jamie. His writing flows not from the pen but from the heart. His art, like him, is truly a gift to this world.

    Hey, Elisa: What a great post. A simple and miraculous observation took shape even as I read it that I wanted to share with you. First, I thought, “How I love that woman,” meaning you. (Yet the same would be true also for Jamie, who must be one of the most gifted “translators” ever. She not only has gifts, she is a gift. What she knows about the art of making all feel welcome and co-equals “at the table,” cannot be taught. I also adore that quality of honesty so much a part of her. When she is momentarily clueless and says so, and then proceeds to explore and discover, we are all then given an opportunity to learn, along with her. She is something else!)

    What I wanted to tell you, Elisa, is that scarcely a day of my life goes by that you are not a part of, because you are so in my heart. I think of you so often it surprises me, and with greatest warmth. I feel like you know that, as I am in your heart (and it feels so GOOD to me!), but I still wanted to just say it. Because it’s the most real thing I know. Just as you are. Here’s one of my favorite ee cummings quote-lettes, which might as well have been written for you, as consolation and encouragement, but mostly in a spirit of celebration:

    “To be nobody but yourself — in a world which is doing its best,
night and day, to make you like everybody else — means to fight 
hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.”

    But I digress, I suppose, because I haven’t yet gotten to the observation mentioned in the first sentence above, that led me to sit down and write! And it really is quite simple. As I was reading, an awareness dawned on me about that son of yours. I thought, “He’s so real to me.” And in fact, he is part of my life in a most enriching and unusual way. He’s like a good friend (which is, to me, the most sacred thing): non-dramatic, fully present, and steadily nutritious. He is in my life. And yet he’s dead.

    And that is the heart of the miracle I wanted to stretch on out to Texas from Florida tonight, and just share with you. That truth resonated with me in a special way, because after Scott’s death, one of my most deeply sorrowful, personal, and heartfelt of lamentations was that “For the rest of my life, none of the people I will meet will ever have a chance to know him, or experience how very beautiful a soul he was.” The idea was just so sad. At the time, you see, I mistook that notion for knowledge. I know better now, but there has been something of an intense learning curve.

    Back then, the mournful thought, “self-evident,” just kept arising. Each time, it felt as sharply painful (or dully and deeply throbbing), as the first. It seemed the recurring chorus in the primal song of grief that had become my life, the crystallization of my pain. Diminishment and sorrow seemed the inescapable bookends of my destiny. Such was the cost of love, and surviving its loss.

    With the passage of time, I came to understand that Scott had by no means left anything but his body. In fact, many have come to know him quite well in the years since his death (notably including you, and Erik). Also, I have settled in to the comforting awareness that he abides in me, in much more than a merely poetic sense. And it’s probably also true, vice versa. That whole realm of experience remains hugely mysterious. The hour’s grown late, and I won’t even try to speak to that one, at the moment.

    Maybe what I am trying to say is beyond words; I’m not sure. But it has to do with the truest and most pure essence of miracle, and offers a promise of hope for those who feel broken wide open even as the winds blow, or who stagger through their endless days in a flame of sorrow that lacks the grace to consume, or who otherwise suffer unimaginable tortures with the loss of those they have so loved. What I finally learned was that death did not mean what I had thought it did, at all. If the love I held for him in my heart still overflowed in is fullness (for it is he that had taught me the lessons of Love greatest and most true); if my living Love for him had not died with him, then that was for a reason, and it was not cruel.

    So let me say, Elisa, Thank you for keeping Love alive. Thank you for being a light in the world. And may the Spirit settle gently upon us where it is most needed. May all of us find comfort according to our need, and find rest in the assurance that it is love that got us into this mess, it is love that has brought all of us together, to where we now stand, and it is somehow, some way, together that we will at last find our way Home. This damnably convincing illusion of separation shall pass away at last as a cloud, having served its purpose, and there will be celebration not even now given us to imagine, and we will feel in heart’s center, sure as we now breathe, a spirit of enduring joy. Not a single one of us shall be left “outside of the circle.” None shall be left behind.

    And, since in the realm of Spirit there is no time, perhaps it is now that we may feel the touch. Not in the poetry of some promise of future prophecy, but now. In this hour of our greatest need. Maybe we can all, each in our way yet joined in common purpose, just take a moment, be still, and breathe.

    So in that moment, right here and now, and exactly as we are, maybe beaten and bruised in our endless daily struggles, hope reduced only to a single tiny flickering flame, and far from certain, with dark despair as close upon us as our shadows, then, and even so, 
a Greater River continues to flow, of which we are all a part, and 
We are known, 
We are loved, far beyond reason or comprehension, 
and we are never, ever alone.

    Amen.

    Not only is Paul a talented writer and lawyer, he’s also an incredible artist who paints from the soul. Check out his masterpieces:

    http://growingintothemystery.net/2012/01/17/first-some-art-2/

    Here’s one example:



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