Channeling Erik®
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  • May12th

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    Before we begin this post, I’d like to reiterate a concern of mine. Many blog members seem to have elevated Erik to the status of a quasi-deity and this idol worship makes Erik and me very uncomfortable. First, it creates this disconnect, making him seem less approachable and more detached from us as you’d expect with someone perched high up on a pedestal. Second, it makes the Channeling Erik family seem more like a cult rather than a safe place to share, gain insight and explore belief systems. Erik is really just a kid without a body. Any spirit can tap into the infinite pool of information available on the Other Side. The only difference with him is that he has a voice in Jamie, and he has a venue through which to express it. That said, let’s all try to see Erik as one of us. He really wants it that way, and so do I.

    Look at him! Can you really see him as an idol to worship?

    Erik Closeup

    From this day forward, I plan to include the following disclaimer before every post so that new readers will understand my motives are pure.:

    DISCLAIMER

    Please be aware that Erik and I do not want him to be elevated to an idol status. Neither Erik nor I want him to be the object of worship. He’s just a kid without a body who, like any spirit, is able to tap into the vast pool of information available in the dimension where he resides. The only difference between Erik and most other spirits is that he has a voice through Jamie and a venue through which to share with a large group of people what he knows and discovers.

    Also, I would like to make it clear that I cannot accept any ad revenue or donations, and would prefer to take care of all expenses involving the blog and the channeling sessions out of my own pocket. The majority of the profits I might receive through books, etc. will be used to create and subsidize a nonprofit organization to help suicide survivors and those who contemplate suicide. I see it as the money I would have spent on his college education. To have it any other way would be to exploit his death, and, as a mother, I could never do that.

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    Me: What does God look like and how was He or She created? I think we’ve asked this before, but a blog member wants to know or maybe just needs clarification.

    Erik: What does God look like? God is energy and can present itself to you anyway that YOU feel that you want to identify with God. If you’re thinking omnipresent and full of energy, that’s what you’re going to get. If you’re thinking white guy with a beard, that’s what you’re going to get. If you identify with God as a woman, that’s what you’re getting.

    Me: Well, what does God look like when He or She or It looks into the mirror?

    Jamie and Erik laugh.

    Me: No seriously! What does God see in the mirror?

    Erik: Mom! The mirror? The mirror is US.

    Me: Oh, whoa!

    Erik: You know, God divided God’s energy to know God’s self by going through us. We’re the many, many mirrors.

    Me: So God isn’t inherently a white ball of light or anything, right? Unless I want to identify with him that way.

    Erik: Right. God is us and we are God, part and whole.

    Me: So, how was God created then? I’m guessing that since linear time is an illusion, that God always “was.” But we want you, the expert, to intervene here.

    Erik (laughing) Did you just call me an expert?

    Jamie (giggling): He thinks that’s funny. He’s repeating what you were saying about God always being there, but humans can’t understand that there is no beginning or end. You know, we’re not getting born, then getting older, then dying and disappearing, but that’s what most people tend to think. That’s their frame of mind.

    Erik: God Source or God Energy has always existed. It was not created with the Big Bang. It didn’t grow with evolution. We’re the ones—humans—who were created by the Big Bang and evolution. We can’t compare ourselves to God Energy, and that’s what humans will automatically try to do.

    Me: Okay.

    A closing thought: Please send all of your prayers, love and Reiki to long time blog member, Ceridwen, who lost her beloved father, Ralph, very suddenly yesterday. They were very close, so she’s in a lot of pain. We’re family, so we help each other in the times when we feel alone.

    Happy Mothers’ Day to all of your wonderful moms out there.

  • January9th

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    For those of you who weren’t able to listen to the radio show yesterday, it was amazing. Erik was in fine form, the callers asked wonderful questions and Jamie, as always, was her usual gifted self, a wide open, filter free channel. No worries, though, because when the hosts have the mp3 file available, I’ll post it on the blog for you guys.

    Today, I included a question many of you had for Moses after his interview a few months ago. Sorry it took so long, but the queue of transcriptions is not a short one. After that, Erik will present the main event.

    Me: Okay, now one of the things you said when we interviewed Moses, Erik—he said that he was alive when all three religions were together at once, but that doesn’t make any sense, because all three religions weren’t all together at once. So, that baffled some of the blog members.

    Jamie: Do we have to call Moses in? What was the question? What three religions?

    Me: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Maybe the roots were together at once? I don’t know. So what did he mean, Erik?

    Jamie: Oh!

    Me: And he saw them together and then they branched off their separate ways and didn’t keep the important tenets that they all shared at first.

    Erik: You’re right. You had it right. It’s, um, he was there when it was just the one main belief.

    Me: But Christianity? Was he here when Christianity, uh, because Jesus Christ wasn’t around then, but, so how did that work out?

    (Pause)

    Me: Or was he alive, I don’t know, because maybe Moses was reincarnated. You tell me cuz I’m obviously lost here.

    Erik: In conversations with God.

    Me Oh, that makes sense. Moses was alive in conversations with God. With all of these.

    Erik: Yes. He was conversing with God while these were all splitting off.

    Me: Oh, okay.

    Erik: It doesn’t mean he was on Earth, physically.

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    Me: When are individual spirit created, or are they every born, in a sense? Have they always just existed? We’ve already covered this, but it’s always nice to approach the topic again for the new members who don’t go through the archives like they should.

    (Hint, hint.)

    Me: Also, how far back in time can you remember? Oh, that’s interesting! So, to recap: The individual spirit: Are they every born, or have they always existed, and how far back into time can that spirit remember?

    Erik: Individual spirits are not born. They are just a—

    Jamie (to Erik): Do it. Just explain it.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Erik, laughing): No, I don’t think there’s a word for that either! He said, “I want a word that means piece, like a piece of, but you’re still a part of it.” He was telling me how blanking, blanky, blank the English language is.

    Jamie and I can’t help but burst out laughing.

    Jamie: I said, ‘Just explain it out,’ and he said, “Okay.”

    Erik: Human spirit is never born. It’s just a piece of the whole.

    Me: Right.

    Erik (sounding a little frustrated at his loss for words): We always have to go back to the hologram thing, because I think that’s the best way to describe it. I don’t know anything else that does this where you can shatter it and pick up all the pieces and look at the individual piece and there’s still an image of the whole. So, Prime Source, God Source, Life Force, whatever the fuck you wanna call it, we are little particles of that whole. Though we identify ourselves in the human form as separate, we’re not. We’re a part of the whole. We’re connected. It’s just in subtle energy layers that we don’t see. A lot of us can feel them, but most of us cannot see them. So, we aren’t really born, because the whole—Prime Source or whatever—has always existed. As far back as you can remember? Um, that’s up to you.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: If –

    Jamie (laughing): You know, a paddleball?

    Me: Oh yeah.

    Jamie: It has that elastic string and a rubber ball at the end ,and you try to hit it.

    Erik: You know a kid version—it has a short elastic string and it’s much easier to do.

    Me: Uh huh.

    Erik: But you get the adult one or the cheap one where the elastic is like already four feet long, and you can’t even like swing the ball because the elastic is so long.

    Me: Oh god. I can’t even use the kid one.

    Erik: Okay, so the ball is the human spirit, and the paddle is Life Force, God Source.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie giggles at whatever Erik is now saying.

    Erik: And the string, the elastic, is the subtle energy that keeps us all whole and connected. Sometimes when you pull away from God Source, your elastic’s really short, and you still have this intense connection and these memories. And those memories can go far back—

    Jamie (giggling): Um, he’s cussing.

    Me: Ah oh.

    Jamie (mimicking Erik): Fucking, fucking, fucking. The word he wants to use is “beginning” and he refuses to say it, because it’s not accurate.

    Jamie and I both laugh at his conundrum. Poor Erik.

    Erik: But in our linear world, that’s what we would call it. Beginning.

    Me: Sure.

    Jamie: He’s yelling at me. “That’s not the fucking right word!” and I tell him, ‘I know, but you can’t come up with another word, can you?’

    Me: Oh, he’s stumped!

    Jamie: Yes. It’s ticking him off! Wow. Sore spot!

    Erik: Yes! Language is a sore spot for me. It’s stupid.

    Me: Aw.

    Erik: I wish I could—you know, I just close my eyes, and if you’d feel it, you’d get it.

    Me: I can feel it, but I can’t type that. But I can feel what you’re talking about, Erik.

    Erik: Not linear, but what you’d call back to the beginning.

    Me: Right.

    Erik: Because you are part of God Source, you have all of the experiences and memories of what God has.

    Me: It’s almost a place instead of a timeline, right?

    Erik: Yeah. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! And some of us, we have like that really long elastic cord, and we just wanted to get as far away as possible.

    Me: Mm hm.

    Erik: Just cuz it was what we wanted to do.

    Me: Yeah.

    Erik: And nobody is going to judge us for it. We just did it, and sometimes it’s just hard to get the ball back to the paddle.

    Jamie bursts out laughing.

    Me: God, Erik. We’re all bouncy balls to you, lately!

    Jamie and I both laugh.

    Me: Okay, so can you remember the time of the split from Source?

    Erik: Hell yeah!

    Me: Wow! What does it feel like?

    Erik: I can only speak for myself on this one.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie (laughing): He’s going to get all Zen on you!

    Me: What?

    Erik: I’m going to get all Zen on you.

    Me (chuckling): Okay. Got it.

    Jamie: I’m just laughing, because the way he said it was so unnatural. It’s funny. He’s got his elbows on his knees, and he leans forward.

    Erik: It’s like when the raindrop leaves the cloud. That’s how it feels.

    Me: Ooo! Wait, how does that feel? I’m not a raindrop, and I’m not a cloud.

    Erik: Maybe you should be, Mom.

    Mom (laughing, in jest): Oh, god, you little twerp. If so, I just might rain on your parade. So explain.

    Erik: Well, it really doesn’t have feeling. It’s not excitement or scary or anything. It’s not like giving birth or painful or—

    Me: Is it like a breath?

    Erik: Yeah, like when you breathe out. You know, the air that leaves your body as easy as it came in.

    Me: Okay.

    Erik: I hate to disappoint you, but there are no fireworks.

    Me: Well, I wouldn’t call it disappointing. You might hurt Source’s feelings, you know.

    Erik (laughing): No I’m not! Source does not judge!

    Me: I’m teasing, silly.

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    Are any of you guys Skype savvy? Jamie and I just video Skyped an interview with the Sun God, Ra, and, like the last couple of Skype calls, the video blurs with movement, the audio is out of sync and cuts in and out, but was much worse than previous calls. Jamie says there was no problem with my video and audio, and when I Skype others, they’re very clear. I use Call Recorder to record and then convert the .mov file to YouTube, but this is almost unusable. I know have it as a url created from Mediafire. Are there changes we can make to Jamie’s computer? Can we salvage the file we have? Help!

    Also, the Channeling Erik Weekend of F*^#ing enlightenment registration and details are up on Jamie’s page now. The event will take place in Atlanta, GA March 22 through March 24. I can’t wait to attend and hope to see you all there!

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  • August21st

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    I’m so excited to hear from Moses this week! Much of the information I’ve gotten is mostly about Jesus and I’ve been left wondering just how the Old Testament fit in, especially the “laws” of Moses. So, no surprise to me that Elisa would post this interview. Nothing is ever a coincidence, aye? Last week we talked more in-depth about the teachings of Jesus and how they line right up with what Buddha was taught 500 years before. We discussed some of the symbolic meanings behind biblical stories and characters, the history of how the Bible came to be, and some of the mysticism behind the Bible and other religions.  This week, we’re going to look at what it all means now.

    I feel like the biggest issue with interpretations of Biblical scripture is that most people see it as based on the promise of reward… be a good person, go to Heaven, get lots of treasures in Heaven. Be a good person so God will bless you. The fatal mistake is when people assume that God’s idea of blessings are the same as that of humans. What if God’s idea of a blessing is not gold and treasure, but is simply health, peace and happiness?

    We need to find a way to tie being a good person for the sake of being good. Not because we’re afraid of being punished if we’re not, and not based on the promise of material rewards if we are. Having MORE STUFF is not what makes us happy. Even statistical studies show us that, generally speaking, the amount of “happiness” received from material gain – money – hits a law of diminishing returns at $75,000 household income – the amount to meet a person’s needs and allow them to live somewhat comfortably. Any amount of money made over that does not really contribute to a person’s happiness.

    Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Matthew 19:23-24″  Most Christians will say this means you cannot buy your way into Heaven. Indeed, if the biblical idea of Heaven were a place, you could not buy your way into it.  But you can’t buy your way into a state of being either….well, you know, unless we’re talking about drugs.

    When the rich man asked Jesus if he could become a disciple, he turned him away and said, “Go sell all of your possessions first, then come back to me.”

    Why do you think Jesus preached to people to give away their possessions? When we kick materialistic thinking out of our lives – we get back to nature, and back to God, and begin to see that love is all we need – or as the Beatles would say, all you need is love. In fact, love is all there is. Because god is everything, and god is love.

    When you are Christ-like, you are so at peace, you will realize that you do not NEED wealth. Buddhism teaches the same thing.

    Material, worldly possessions do just that – they possess us. We begin to live our lives for those possessions, the accumulation of those possessions, and not for love. And let’s just clarify – people, relationships, and addictions can all be forms of possession as well. Christians might be right – maybe America has gone downhill, but it’s not because of the gays. It’s probably because we’re one of the most materialistic nations in the world.

    “Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” – FIght Club

    Karma can be perceived as the idea that you get back the energy that you put out. Do your Dharma – your duty – give love to your fellow creatures and beings, and you get it back. The Wiccan idea that any spell you cast comes back three fold. The whole, “renounce your worldly possessions” bit Jesus gave. What are any of these but other ways of explaining the Law of Attraction? The universe is your mirror, you get what you give… all of these little anecdotes we’ve heard our whole lives. But it’s not just an action, it’s also a state of mind.. because consciousness is all that is – God is consciousness. We create our own reality through our consciousness, so does God, so does Source, so does Brahman. All that they are (us and the universe) is a product of consciousness. All that we are is a product of our state of mind.

    You must give – be giving – in order to have. Be love and give love to receive love. Have a healthy attitude toward wealth to be wealthy. Be happy with what you have, and give it to others to receive more of it. The Universe reads your mind. If all you think is “I want love” the universe will give you the want of love! But, if you think, I have love, I am loved, I am love… and give it to others… then you shall have love and be loved. Should you expect it to land in your lap? Sometimes, but you’ve also got to do the Universe a solid and go look for it! Have realistic expectations about what you are going to receive – you’ll get exactly what you want, but only as much of it as you NEED –  but all that you need is just enough.

    Ever hear those stories about how people just happen to, by mysterious coincidence, receive the exact sum of money they need in order for something to happen? Some will attribute that to God. And at a higher level, it is God. But it’s not a matter of God the genie granting your every wish and prayer. It’s providing for your needs – and ONLY your needs. The accumulation of stuff, of relationships, of whatever – pick your poison – is not what we need. It’s what we want. It’s what the ego wants. Therefore, we’re in a constant state of want… more more more. When we realize that we have already that which we need… we realize that we don’t need any more. We become at peace… in a state of ‘Heaven.’ And in the act of giving away that which we don’t need, the Universe is then providing for someone else who “needs”…

    That’s how it works in nature.That’s how it’s balanced. No creature takes more than it needs to survive and the earth provides- except us. Humans take more than they need all the time, even to the detriment of other humans. Scarcity is an illusion. There’s plenty to go around, there’s just a percentage of us that are hoarding out of fear. That puts us out of balance with Nature, and subsequently out of balance with God. It’s yin and yang.  And that’s when shit hits the fan – war, a product of fear and the illusion of scarcity. Famine. A product of fear the illusion of scarcity. Corporate greed. A product of fear and the illusion of scarcity. The system is flawed. Our perception is flawed. It must all fall apart… so we can reset. Be resurrected… into the “kingdom of God.” Into Nirvana, Zen, the state of being, the way of living, back in balance.

    Let me repeat: “Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” – FIght Club

    I want to be clear about what I’m saying here – over time, as new gadgets and gizmos and modern conveniences have been invented, our  idea of what is “needed” has changed. Way way back in the day, all we wanted was a roof over our head, food in our belly and people that loved us. Today, we want all of that, but we want the roof to be a little sturdier, the house to be a little prettier, the food to be a little tastier, the people to be a little cleaner and after a while, we decide that we really like it that way, and we just couldn’t live without it – but we did for thousands of years.  I know I’ve heard people talk who go on mission trips to places like Mexico and see the conditions that people there live in, and they feel sorry because those people aren’t living the same way that they live and they say, “I could never live this way….how can they?”

    Well, they can because often times, they don’t know there is anything else. I want to share with you what I got from a past life regression I did just a week ago. In the regression, the life requested to be shown was the one that has the most influence on this current life situation. I saw myself long ago – ancient times. I’m talking like, when stonehenge was built. I was this pale, thin, blond haired, blue eyed girl of about 19 years old. All I saw from that life was the simplicity that I lived in – I was living in the forest, barefoot, wearing something akin to a burlap sack, living in a simple little stone structure in the woods.

    As far as I could tell, I was alone, except for the animals in the forest, which I loved as my own family. It was very fairytale-like, you know. So much so, I initially thought I was just making it up.  A little bit of Cinderella meets Sleeping Beauty meets Snow White. The colors were very vivid, lots of green with little splashes of pinks and blues from the flowers and the butterflies. I had no job, I worked very little to survive, the forest provided for me what I needed to live – nuts, berries, fruit, and mushrooms (which would explain why I LOVE eating mushrooms to this day!). I was a complete child of nature and however simple my life was – I was completely, totally, and blissfully content with it and enjoyed the moments in it in a way that I can’t describe. I died at a young age, I think – possibly 20 or 21. For some reason, I get the impression that I ate something I shouldn’t have – a poison mushroom, perhaps. All I saw of my death was that person, laying on the forest floor, looking peacefully asleep – just like Snow White. Snow White – how’s that for a story about resurrection? But I won’t get into the symbology of Fairy Tales right now.

    I was thinking about my past life on my morning drive a couple days later. What did it mean? And I thought about the Mayans and the tribal people who still live that way in the rain forest today. They have no knowledge of what modern conveniences are – and so none of those things mean anything to them.  Could I live that way now? Do I really need a gourmet meal every day? At the time, in my past life, I was perfectly happy without it. Some would say that our quality of life is better than theirs – we might live longer thanks to the conveniences of modern medicine, we don’t face the same problems and issues that they do – but what is considered “quality”, like anything, is in the eyes of the beholder.

    People in ancient times may not have had as long of a lifespan as we do today, their hygiene may not have been up to our current standards, their knowledge about many things in the world not what we have today – but they didn’t have all of the SHIT that complicates life either – they were probably able to evolve, spiritually, at a much faster rate than we are today out of the sheer simplicity of life at the time, and thus, didn’t NEED to live to be 80 years old to have the learning experiences that they planned.

    Back then, food didn’t have to be enjoyable, it was just fuel for the body – a means to an end. Little focus was given toward eating it – more so just the energy required to acquiring it, and thus – more time to focus on the enjoyments of a spiritual nature.We’ve placed a lot of meaning on food since then. We use it to celebrate, we use it as a form of expression, art and enjoyment. Same goes for many other things. And there’s nothing wrong with that – we can even use those as avenues of spiritual expression. But it’s part of a cycle – first of discovery, then exploration and learning, and then making decisions about which things discovered are important and which things aren’t, and then releasing those things that no longer serve our purposes, while retaining the knowledge gained from them.

    Especially over the last 200 years or so, we’ve been making many many discoveries, exploring and learning exponentially and we’re now at the point of making decisions about which of those things are still important and which ones are not. Which ones cause more problems than they solve. And as this wave of new energy that comes with Ascension crests and we begin the period of “settling in” we’ll start to see ourselves releasing those things that no longer serve our spiritual purposes.

    That includes material possessions that aren’t truly necessary, the manufacturing of which negatively  impacts the environment- huge houses that use tons of energy, tons of gadgets that we don’t really need, events, foods that aren’t good for us and the global industry that makes all of these things, jobs that we don’t need because we’re no longer buying the things that don’t serve our purposes, cars that guzzle gasoline and release CO2 that we won’t need as many of because we don’t need to work as much, and learning tools like violence that results when people want or can’t get the things that others have, war that results from the struggle over the resources required to create those things that we don’t really need, and last but not least – politics and government that we won’t need in order to fix all of the social and economic problems that will no longer arise from our want of material things and experiences that we no longer value. These are the things the Committee has been telling you about – they just haven’t been as clear as to explain WHY other than saying your perspective about them will change.

    Chapter 9:
So where does Science fit in?  Scientists and skeptics who love them are usually the ones who are always telling those of us who have had spiritual experiences that we’re “delusional.”  They say there is no evidence for a God, therefore one must not exist.  There is no evidence for spirits. They do not exist.  But they are skeptic, by their very nature. They will not acknowledge the possibility – even though science is pretty open-ended at this point. All science can tell you is that there is currently no evidence that supports the existence of a God or spirits or an afterlife, but they cannot prove, conclusively, that one does not exist. As I said earlier – absence of evidence is NOT evidence of absence.

    You see, Science came after religion. Up until science came along, religion was used to explain all that there was in the world. Since its inception, science has been backtracking to come up with its explanation – it’s perception – for the past, which religion has already covered. But Science hasn’t quite caught up to spirituality just yet…. that’s why they still argue that there is no evidence for an afterlife and no evidence for a “God” (although they still, too, compare it to the God that is separate from us). Science’s big book of scientific religion is still incomplete. Our current model of Physics is incomplete.  We still can’t explain everything in the universe. There are things out there that we aren’t even able to observe. They haven’t written the end yet because they haven’t discovered the soul and “God.” But it will catch up, and soon. It’ll be the great revelation….that we were each right all along!

    Quantum theory and some of its facets, like string theory, etc., I think will be the area that allows science to finally catch up to spirituality. For example: they dispute that there is an intelligent being that we cannot see, yet can interact with us. Well, scientifically speaking, we’re all vibrating masses of electrically charged particles. Everything we see, including ourselves, constantly blinks in and out of existence, but it happens so fast that your eyes don’t see it happen – it’s like a movie reel. It looks like one fluid motion even though it’s several different photos moving at a quick speed.

    Interestingly enough – New Age philosophy teaches that the material world is an illusion – and it is! Literally.  It teaches that we create our own reality – which, if quantum physics is correct, that may be literally true, as well as philosophically, going back to the differing viewpoints and how it relates to our emotions and how we see reality. Fascinating, isn’t it?  Let’s continue.

    So, these particles that we’re all made up of vibrate at differing speeds. The slower they vibrate, the more solid something appears and the faster they vibrate, the less dense they are (like ice vs. water vs. steam). Mathematically speaking, the speed that these particles vibrate can go faster and faster into infinity. Eventually, I’m sure, some force of physics makes them slow down, but I don’t know enough about physics to discuss that, and we’re just talking hypothetically here for the moment.

    Because our bodies only vibrate at a certain frequency, we only perceive the things that vibrate in a general range that is near or equal to our own. Science has afforded us technology that can see a little further up the scale… but there is an infinite range beyond that which is still unviewable to us. So, how do we know that there isn’t an intelligent life form somewhere higher up on the scale that is simply vibrating at a speed that we cannot perceive?

    When we talk about vibration – we aren’t only talking about the physical body’s vibration, we’re talking about the soul. That’s what we mean when we say that we’re of a certain “vibration” and that the spirit world is a higher vibration (such that we can’t perceive them) and if we want to interact with them, they must lower their vibration or we must raise ours, and, I suppose, some combination of the two could allow us to meet in the middle.

    You know how Jesus says, that we are in this world, but not of it? Our bodies are physical; they are vehicles for the soul. Our body vibrates at a lower speed, but our soul – it is in this world and not of it. It is of a higher vibration. That is why we are able to perceive things from the higher dimension. Our souls still have the ability to connect to “home,” – and like Erik says, there’s always a part of you back at home base. Some of us have just retained the skills to connect, whereas others need to work a little harder to remember it.  What is happening now, as we go through the shift, our physical body’s vibration is being raised as well.

    Imagine that Jesus comes to earth and KNOWS all of this. But how do you explain that to ancient hebrew sheep herders with no knowledge of science? Through fables and analogous stories.  Quantum physics – your thought waves affecting the physical reality around you – would also explain how Jesus was able to perform miracles. His “faith” – the strength of his belief, creates his reality.

    Matthew 17:20: He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

    This same concept goes for Jesus’ ability to heal.  That’s what modern day energy healers and reiki masters do! It’s just harnessing the energy that is all around us through our thoughts and intentions (quantum theory).  Jesus passed this on to his own disciples. Same could be said for ‘magic/k.’  The spells, incantations, potions or whatever are just symbolic of the intentions behind them.  Thoughts creating reality.  The level at which things actually manifests depends on the energy level – the vibration – of the individual. Jesus must’ve been a bad ass… like… Yoda.  The force.  It’s all the same concept. :)

    I relate a lot of this back to Christianity just because it’s what I know the most of.  If you’ve studied some other religions more in depth, perhaps you can help us connect a few more dots :)

    There are SO MANY instances where Jesus makes comments like this… his sayings, and many of the scriptures, they have multiple meanings – layers of meanings. I think they all do and most people miss the connection because they’re only understanding ONE layer.  Like the creation myths we’ve already talked about earlier- they are all different pieces, different aspects and viewpoints, explaining the same thing.  Like the cube I referred to earlier – Truth. It’s all TRUTH, from a different viewpoint… no matter how completely different it looks from the outside – deep down it’s all the same thing.  Which, interestingly – is also a parallel to the idea that we are all a manifestation of a single being.  So many layers! So many clues!

    So – there’s a few parallels between Jesus and Krishna too – they were both born through divine conception. Thirteen prophets before Jesus were considered “born of a virgin” – that doesn’t necessarily mean literally, you have to find what the symbology of “virgin” is.  Jesus, Krishna, the Egyptian Sun God Horus and several others are resurrected, many of them are a “flesh” manifestation of a higher being (Krishna was the living incarnation of Vishnu).

    Hare Krishna is based on the teachings of Krishna and spreading “Krishna Consciousness,” and some of the tenets of that religion include:

    • The systematic propagation of spiritual knowledge to society at large and the education of all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
    • To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, the prime entity, thus to develop the idea within the members, and humanity at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of Godhead (Krishna).
    • To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler and more natural way of life.

    These are all the same tenets of Christianity as well, if you substitute the word “God” or the name “Jesus”  for “Krishna.”

    In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna, states that he is the door through which salvation is found, the Lord, and the one true friend. And Jesus says, “I am the truth, the way, and the life.”  Many of the stories about Jesus and his disciples mirror those of Buddha and his own followers. And there’s a hell of a lot of similarities between Hinduism and Buddhism. Does this mean that either Jesus, Buddha, or Krishna didn’t exist and one is based on the others? Or that none of them existed and are based on something older? Or that they all DID exist and just spoke the same message? Or that Krishna and Buddha were actually foretelling of Jesus’ coming? Or that Jesus is the reincarnation of Krishna? Or that Buddha is the reincarnation of Krishna? Or that Jesus is the reincarnation of Buddha who is the reincarnation of Krishna? Or that we’re all a manifestation of the same single being so that means Jesus is Krishna AND Buddha. Buddha is Krishna AND Jesus… and so we are all Krishna AND Jesus AND Buddha?!?! *head explodes!!!!!*

    This doesn’t mean that Jesus, Buddha, and Krishna are direct parallels. How could they be? They come from totally different cultures. But the CONCEPT of their teaching is the same. They all taught enlightenment, which, by the way, is an evolution – a process of discovery –  just as anything else.

    Crucifixion itself, in many forms, is a big theme in mysticism as well as religion. Crucifixion, death, resurrection and pieces of enlightenment is the typical process represented to us time and again by both religion and secret societies.

    Pick up any book by Mark Booth (The Secret History of the World) and he’ll point out that this is an allusion to the secretive Greek Mystery schools and secret societies that evolved from them. He thinks it’s part of their initiation ritual where a near death experience is induced through an altered state of consciousness, resulting in enlightenment. I suppose that was basically what happened with the woman whose near death experience Elisa posted a week or so ago. Booth’s book picks out a lot of other similarities between world religion and esoteric occultism and ties them back to mysticism and spirituality, too, including some of the ones we’ve talked about here. He posits that many of the “saviors” throughout different religions and mythologies are representative of the sun, the center of our solar system.  The galactic alignment that happens on this year’s winter solstice can be perceived, symbolically, as the crucifixion of our sun, thus it is portrayed in the religions of planet earth, showing many “Sons” of God, born of virgins on the winter solstice, teaching enlightenment, being crucified, and resurrected.

    I know there are some people out there who believe all the great prophets – Krishna, Muhammad, Buddha, Jesus, etc. etc. were all messengers of the same thing. It’s pretty much the basis of the Baha’i faith (if you don’t know what Baha’i is, looke here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1′%C3%AD_Faith).  I think they were, or at least that’s what their stories are meant to portray (or maybe BOTH).  Each put their own spin on it to better relate to their audience, which, coincidentally, is also what the Baha’i believe.  Not to mention, history has had its effect on their teachings. Some were written down and a lot of editing went on. Some were meant to be stories told with a side commentary about the meaning, but that portion has been lost and all we’re left with is the fable itself. But the underlying message is there.

    *Side story about Baha’i – about three years ago, I used to frequent a Subway during lunch next to my old office. One of the happiest individuals I have ever met worked there. He was a foreigner with a distinct accent that I can’t quite place – possibly Turkish? He was Baha’i. I know this, because he gave me a card and asked me to read about it. If I only knew then what I know now. :) He would always tell you to smile and ask you for the “secret password” before he would hand you your sandwich.  Of course, the secret password was “Love.”

    Next week we’re going to talk about the true meaning of Salvation, Biblical prophecy, Revelations, the Rapture, and the “end times.”

  • August7th

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    Welcome to our channeled mini-series to be aired for the next few Tuesday’s courtesy of blog member, Ash. Please enjoy!

    I first came to CE last October – a complete novice on all things spiritual. I can say that it was no accident, we’ve all come here for a reason. Elisa and Erik are the reason I started my own journey, and what a journey it has been. I know that my purpose here, for now, is to help those around me.  That seems pretty vague, but I like to think it’s just broad – I can help anyone who is led to me, in whatever way they need at that time.  I can only assume that I am getting this partly because my own understanding has grown in leaps and bounds, and continues to do so even now – and I’m now able to make connections between things that I could not see before (Amazing Grace! I once was blind, but now I see!).  One of my guides is with me specifically for spiritual development, and I think has been instrumental in my sudden bursts of understanding.  The information in this series is actually cobbled together bits and pieces of my conversations with various people over the last couple of months – people who were strangers who not so coincidentally crossed my path. In our conversations, I found that I was saying things that I never knew I knew! I suppose it was truly “remembering.”  So I’ve sort of stitched all of those conversations together in a single, fluid explanation which I hope will help everyone at Channeling Erik see the connection between all things spiritual – including religion. So here it goes….

     Religion!  It’s probably one of the most divisive topics anyone can think of (maybe next to politics – happy election year!). But when you really get down to it – the essence of every religion is the same. Heck, a lot of religions even tend to have overlapping themes.Those who don’t have a deeper spiritual understanding can’t see the links at first glance – they’ll argue about the literal interpretations of two different texts and how they can’t possibly be similar.  But other people can look at the themes and find plenty of similarities between many of them – resurrection, born of a virgin, son of god are just a few that we can name that are common among many religions, not just Christianity.  Many skeptics would like to use that to discredit religion. “Look, they’re just repeating the same story over and over.  Your religion is a farce.”But shouldn’t the fact that certain themes are repeated over and over mean something? I think it’s been relatively theorized (I don’t know how widely accepted, though) that most religions are at least similar, if not all evolved from a single one.   I think that is true – I think all religions essentially evolved form a single spiritual truth… and that God (or source) transcends religion. In fact, this is the only thing that possibly make sense to me. A fair and loving God would create us as perfect beings, give us free will to do as we please, and love us unconditionally no matter how bad we fuck up.  So how did we get so many different ideas about this “God” and the nature of existence?I think that over time, different cultures and spiritual teachers have latched on to various parts of that single spiritual truth, and re-interpreted it in ways that made sense to them. In that vein, truth can be found in every religion on earth. There is no right one or wrong one – just different interpretations of the same concepts. But over time, we’ve forgotten where it all comes from, and have been reduced to hating that which we perceive as different from ourselves.Reading sites like Channeling Erik and books by New Age authors is what helped me connect these dots.

    Scientifically-minded skeptics like to scoff at any and all religious beliefs as well as the supernatural – but technically speaking, science IS their religion. Their doctrine is material information, and their book is tangible, repeatable results. They want “evidence” to prove the existence of a God, but all of reality is subjective-even theirs. And absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. How many spiritual experiences (their evidence!) have they ignored simply because they did not believe it possible? A closed mind is a wasted thing.

    Every mental construct that we have created throughout our lives has created a frame of reference, so to speak, for our own version of reality.

    What I’ve spent the last nine months trying to do is break down all of those mental barriers- all the conditioned responses, all the social constructs. I’ve referred to it as “unlearning.” All of those things cause us to form an opinion – on everything! That includes Science – it’s focus is the physical, tangible reality. What I’ve found is – you can only see something for what it really is – the Truth – when you have no opinion at all.

    I read an example Erik gave us a while back. At the time I thought I understood what it meant, but I realized I didn’t fully comprehend it until just a few days ago. Erik used facets of a diamond, but for simplicity’s sake, I’m going to use a cube.

    Say you have this cube – the cube represents Truth. Christians are looking at the right side of the cube. Politics looks at the left side. Scientists are looking at the bottom of the cube. Psychologists look at the top of the cube. And insert any other discipline to look at the front and the back – it doesn’t matter.

    Each one of the sides of the cube is Truth. A single side just represents a viewpoint, an opinion, a frame of reference – it’s Truth from one angle – but it’s still Truth. The only way you can see the whole of Truth is to pull back and look at the entire thing objectively – pull away from the single frame of reference. It’s at that point you realize that the whole of it – together – is truth. All of us – the Christians, the Buddhists, the Scientologists and the Scientists are arguing about who is right.  But we are all right! We are all looking at the Truth through our own frame of reference and we can’t identify with any of the other frames until we look at the whole cube and not just one side.

    We have such a hard time pulling away from a frame of reference (or rather, looking at something objectively) because every single thing we think and do is in some way in relevance to something else – we can’t fully comprehend what a thing means to us without knowing it’s opposite – this is yin and yang – the opposing forces, balancing one another. You can not know what love is, if you do not know fear. That’s why we’re here. To experience and learn. Or more accurately – to experience and remember.

    So many people will misinterpret this to mean being able to see both sides of an argument, and it is that, to a certain degree. But “agreeing to disagree” is not what it’s about… because if you agree to disagree, both parties still believe their view is correct – that their view is better than the other, when in fact, that is just an opinion. Sure, there are certain parts of a viewpoint that are based on incorrect information. It happens, and those are the finer points that you can say, “This is incorrect because (insert statement of fact here).” Perhaps it’s just part of the human condition, and that’s why it pervades every aspect of our lives and causes a shit ton of social problems in the process.

    So essentially – in ALL THINGS – even where we disagree, we are all looking at the same thing, and describing the same thing – only we each interpret it differently. Those are our subjective psychological realities that we are creating with our thoughts.

    So let’s look at a handful of religions to begin with – Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.  We know Christianity and Islam are pretty damn similar. But how does Buddhism fit in?  Well, I think these are all “dualistic” religions in a way. Christianity has Heaven, it has Hell, it has God and it has Satan.  Islam has all of these things too.  They are perceived as external forces and places.  Both religions’ basic theme boils down to trying to teach people how to think and act, resist Satan’s temptation, in order to obtain heaven – and Christianity in particular, wants to bring that heaven to earth. I don’t know enough about the Koran to know whether or not that is part of their theme, also, but I do know that they have a “Heaven” that they’re trying to get to, too.Now let’s look at Buddhism – I’m not nearly as well schooled in the terminology here, so forgive me if I make a mistake. What I’ve learned of Buddhism comes from New Age stuff. But I think..you have the “ego” which are your thoughts.  You have suffering, and the end goal is enlightenment, right? Nirvana?Well look at the parallels here:  The “Ego” = Satan,  Suffering = Hell, Enlightenment/Nirvana = Heaven… so where does God fit in? God is you- the spirit inside you…the observer of your thoughts.The difference between Christianity/Islam and Buddhism and other Eastern religions and philosophies is that Buddhism teaches you that heaven is a state of being – it internalizes all of the things that Christianity and Islam see as “separate.”   So basically… a different way of explaining the same thing.Hinduism and Buddhism have a few things in common, too – meditation and introspection, their state of suffering is the “madness” that we’re all born into, the delusion.  They’re trying to work their way out of it via reincarnation – trying to get rid of their Karma so they don’t have to come back anymore.  So where does reincarnation link to anything else? Well, the Bible used to have hints of it until they were taken out.  Interesting link, no? Two seemingly very different religions with LOTS in common.I think that the underlying messages between most religions (I’m not including stuff like Jehova’s witness, which are just another evolution of the Bible itself…but interestingly enough I have some theories about Scientology and Mormonism as well) goes even deeper than these larger themes.
    If we take a good look at creation mythology from various religions around the world, we’ll find some interesting similarities between religions and science.Everybody knows the Christian story of creation – God created the Heavens and the Earth, and then the Garden of Eden and all the animals, and then last he created his crowning jewel – Adam, from the earth itself – and he did it all in just seven days. There’s a lot of debate between Creationists and Evolutionists about what we should teach our kids.  If the story of creation is real, then the theory that there was a huge space explosion that flung matter into the far corners of the Universe that somehow made an evolutionary leap from stardust to plant life to animal life to humanity over millions of years doesn’t exactly coincide. And a lot of other religions have creation myths that aren’t exactly compatible, either. How can these possibly be the same?The Hebrew word for “Adam” literally means “dust.” We already knew that, right? God made Adam from dust. But did you also know that it can also mean “stardust?”  And that “Eve” means “life?”  And since Eve was created from Adam’s rib…we could very easily posit “From stardust, God created life.”  Wow.  Sounds a lot like the big bang, afterall! And God first created the earth, and then the plants, and then the animals and then humans? That sounds a lot like the stages of evolution.  And thanks to my friend Thomas, a theology and philosophy student, for enlightening me to the meanings in the Hebrew language.We can also compare that to the Mayan creation myth. The Mayans say God first created the earth, then the plants, then the animals, and then tried to create man three times, but failed.  Each time, God created man out of a different substance – first mud, but that didn’t work out, so he destroyed them. Then he tried trees, but that didn’t work out either, and all the tree people fled to the forest and turned into monkeys.  Ok…so first men were mud, then men were plants, then men were animals – also sounds a lot like the stages of Evolution. Picking up on a theme here?

    In case you’re curious, the final creation of man, according to the Maya – the one that stuck – was corn. They made man out of corn and that was the final version. Does this mean the Maya literally think they came from corn? I doubt it. What you have to ask yourself is: What did corn symbolize to the ancient Maya? See – it’s not always literal.  Interestingly enough, the Maya also describe a great flood which destroyed one of the previous creations of man.  So does the Bible. Coincidence?

    Let’s look at the Hindu creation myth for a second. According to the Hindus, Vishnu, Lord Siva (also known as Maheshwara) and Brahma, are considered as the supreme Trimurti in Hinduism, are not three separate Gods, but three manifestations of the same Supreme soul, Brahman.

    In the story, the universe and everything in it was created by Brahma – actually manifested THROUGH Brahma, the creator manifestation of the supreme soul. Let that sink in for a moment – everyone wants to call Hindusim a polytheistic religion because they have 700 some odd Gods, but if my understanding is correct, those 700 gods are manifestations – different aspects or expressions, if you will, of a single God. Kind of like the Holy Trinity on steroids.

    In the beginning, there was only Avyactha, or ‘The inexpressible.’ In this emptiness, Lord Vishnu, the preserver appeared (Remember, Vishnu is a manifestation of Brahman) in the form of a child, lying on the leaf of a banyan tree. As soon as he appeared in this form, his mind was filled with doubts about his identity. Then his questions were answered by an unmanned voice- the voice of the supreme soul (Brahman), which is his true form.

    Now think about that parallel for a moment – Christians often think they’ve heard the voice of God speak to them.  Instead of writing them off as a religious lunatic, as most people would, questioned them further. Having a good understanding of how psychic phenomena works can explain a lot of this. Does the voice come from outside or within?  Is it your own voice or a different voice? I would bet that in most cases, when people think they’ve heard the voice of God, they’re really hearing their higher self, or maybe a guardian angel or a guide… although higher self info DEFINITELY comes from within, is very loud and clear and probably pretty “god-like.”

    So – you hear a big booming voice in your head, and you call it your higher self. A Christian calls it God.  In reality, your higher self, and you, are both manifestations of your true form (God!) so it’s really the same thing from two varying perspectives.

    At the moment of Vishnu’s manifestation, his mind was immediately filled with doubts about his true identity. He did not know who he was, he didn’t know that he was a manifestation of Brahman. But why? New Age philosophy teaches that we are born into a state of unknowing – we already know everything there is to know, but we’ve forgotten it, and the purpose of being here is to remember.  Spiritists and Mediums speak of the “veil” – the thing that keeps us from knowing that spirits are all around us. Sometimes it’s referred to as “The Veil of Forgetfulness” – we move from the spirit realm into an incarnated body (like Vishnu did) and we forget who we really are.  So, from the moment of our birth, we are filled with unknowing – no knowledge of who we were.  No knowledge about this world, a state of innocence, for sure, but also a state of doubt about our original identity.

    Is there a biblical parallel to this? You betcha. Adam and Eve were innocent in the Garden of Eden. They had no knowledge of good and evil until that embarrassing apple incident. Once they ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge, their eyes were opened to duality, and they were cast out of Eden… paradise. Being “cast out of Eden” is analogous to leaving the spirit realm – to be born into a physical body and experience the good and evil of duality. And we pass through the veil on the way – forgetting who we are, like Vishnu.  But we always have access to home, by looking within.

    Thanks for you insight, Ashley! You never cease to amaze us all.

  • June21st

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    I thought you all would love this email from our lovely long term blog member, Tracy. After she saw the painting Eric Grbich did of my Erik, she commissioned him to paint one of her own son, Adam. The finished masterpiece was no less stunning. If anyone would like his email address, let me know. My email is emedhus@gmail.com.

    This is the latest creation by the wonderful Eric Grbich.  He painted my Adam and we love the finished product! 

    It’s funny, but whilst Eric was painting this, I took part in a phone conference with you all and Jamie and she told me that Adam enjoyed learning to paint, so I’m sure he’s been there with Eric, seeing how it’s done!

    Elisa, I would just like to say that when I first saw the painting it took my breath away – because I had already seen it! 

    A few weeks before, I had a dream where Adam held the portrait up in front of me and it looked exactly as it is.  His face was straight and serious, with those blue eyes shining through the sepia tones.  I remember staring at it for the longest time, willing it not to fade, but the image stayed with me.  I was curious to see if Eric’s portrait was the same, and it was!!  

    I know Adam has been with Eric through the whole process and it was his way of showing me the finished product.  I could imagine him saying to Eric, ‘Make me look handsome for my mom!’ 

    On the back, Eric wrote, ‘Tracy’s Handsome Boy’.

    We all just love it so much and – like you with Erik’s portrait –  can’t bear to part with it to get it framed. 

    Thank you, so much, Eric.  With your extraordinary talent, you have made the Lamont family very happy!!

    And now for part three of our interview with George Carlin. It just keeps getting more and more raunchy. Sorry.

    Me: Okay, so you crossed over. First it was dark, then you thought, “I am God,” then you laughed, you clapped your hands. Then what happened? How did your beliefs change at that point?

    George (laughing): Well, it was interesting to think there was something greater than me. As we all know, I am the best!

    Me: Biggest d%#$, best person, one step under God, eh?

    George: Yes.

    Erik: You and God probably don’t have any d#$% measuring contests though, do you?

    Jamie laughs hard.

    Erik: I wouldn’t if I were you.

    Jamie (crying with laughter): You guys are killing me!

    George: Wouldn’t you want that, though? Wouldn’t you want a big d#$% in your God?

    Me (teasing): Oh, I would accept nothing less! But she’s a woman, so…

    George: I would still want her to have a big d#$%.

    Erik: She’d have to be a hermaphrodite. Or maybe she has a strap-on.

    George: Only if it was black.

    Me: God, we can’t put this in the book, can we? Maybe a warning is warranted.

    George: I dare you. Maybe when you get to my name in your book, we’ll lay out some of the facts and the rest of it will be just blacked out just like the JFK files.

    Me: That’ll take a dozen black Magic Markers.

    George: You know, I think that might be the beauty and the niche in mine. All the cuss words, just black ‘em out.

    Me: No! I like that! I like the curse words. They won’t recognize you without them.

    George: George Carlin Stripped Down.

    Me: We’ll just put “For mature audiences only.”

    George: Yeah, that’ll really work!

    Me: Well, people just need to learn how to lighten up. Now, can you describe your surroundings when you crossed over into the afterlife? You said nobody greeted you at first, but that’s because of your atheistic beliefs. Did things eventually unfold? Did loved ones come? Tell me what happened.

    George: You want me to talk about when the lights came on.

    Me: Yeah.

    George: I saw one person.

    (Pause)

    Me: And who was that?

    George: It was not the person I expected to see, but it was the person I needed to see.

    Me: Mm.

    Jamie: He’s talking about a wife!

    Me: And why did you need to see her?

    Jamie: His first wife.

    George: I had no closure. I didn’t realize I had a broken heart.

    Me: Aw.

    George: Sometimes strength is too good of a Band-Aid, and you aren’t allowed to see how rotten you are inside.

    Me: Aw, Sweetie. Rotten not in the sense of bad but in the sense of damaged?

    George: Yeah, damaged.

    Me: I’m wondering if that’s why you died from heart disease?

    George: Yeah, sure. Let’s believe it’s not the Vicodin or the other drugs. Let’s believe that.

    Me: Well, the drugs, whatever, that’s self-medication for a broken heart. It all ties in.

    George laughs.

    Me: So, what did it look like, your surroundings?

    George: It was black, except where we were it was lit. Everything else was very monotone colored, black and dark, and I held her. I held her, and as we talked and I understood what my pain was about and what my life was and who I was to her, then I got to see more.

    Me: Mm. And what was it that you saw?

    George: I saw other people who I knew, most of them I didn’t, but even though my heart didn’t know their faces, I knew they were friends, not foes. It had to be one of the most humbling experiences I’ve ever had.

    Me: I can imagine.

    George: And it was through this that my wife taught me how I could watch our family on Earth. She explained how she knew everything that had been happening and going on.

    (Pause)

    Me: Are y’all still together?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: He’s taking about being a bigamist.

    Me: You’re a bigamist over there?

    George: No, I still have a wife on Earth. One living, one dead. I don’t want to trade them in, one for another, so why can’t I keep them both?

    Me: Of course! 

    George Carlin on Death and Dying


    http://youtu.be/gb5wYwa7siE

  • June20th

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    Fasten your seat belts. Parts three and four only get worse.

    Me: So you passed over. Was it peaceful?

    George: It was a fucking piece of shit.

    Me: Oh, no! Why?

    George: You know, I think I bought into the real estate—I bought into the idea that this tunnel of light was going to save my ass, and it was going to tell me it was beautiful and fine, and it was going to hold me like a baby and let me nurse on some big woman’s breasts, and everything was going to be well.

    Me (laughing): Oh my god, George.

    George: Sure enough, it was what I’ve been saying all along. When the lights go out, the lights go out. And they went out for a long time. Do you know, what saved me—?

    Jamie laughs and then sighs to compose herself again.

    George: —is that I started laughing about it. I started laughing, and I had this moment of realization that what if I am God?

    Jamie and I giggle.

    George: You know, that trick of the mind got me rolling so fast that it actually turned the goddamn lights on!

    Me: That’s the magic password, maybe. Not “Open sesame,” but –

    Jamie: I AM GOD!

    George: The damn lights came on, and—

    Me: Were you clapping your hands like with The Clapper?

    George: Yeah, twice!

    Me: Okay. There we go! God invented the first Clapper.

    George: And yet again, I was disappointed. Nobody greeted me with flowers; I won no award; there was no gold watch, no golden streets—

    Me: Aw! Poor baby.

    George: –no Pearly Gates. If it’s not true, tell me why people set themselves up for failure. We do it. We buy into this when death is really simpler than life could ever be.

    Me: So, back up and tell me a little about what beliefs you had before you died. Were you an atheist? Is that what you’re saying?

    George: I grew up Roman Catholic. I got put into the schools; I got hounded. You know I grew up in White Harlem.

    Jamie (laughing): Is there such a thing?

    Me: I don’t know!

    Jamie: I guess it’s like the bad neighborhood, but filled with white people.

    (God I hope this doesn’t get me into trouble.)

    George: Everything was rough. Hope was just as strong as having a bullet to the head, and you didn’t know whether you were going to have hope or the bullet in the head. Which one is going to be better? So, I quickly grew to be very cynical and sarcastic. It’s my outlet. To be nailed to the wall and be told what you’re going to believe and how it was though the fucking people teaching you had never—

    Jamie (flustered, trying to keep up): Phew!

    George: — been there themselves, then why the fuck are you going to believe in this?

    Me: Exactly!

    George: So, I renounced everything, and atheism quickly became my thing, my way of living. There was nothing about it that bothered me. And trust me, it’s not that I shut off and didn’t want to believe anything. I explored. But through my explorations, it gave me more strength to become an atheist.

    George on God and Religion

    This YouTube really gives you an idea of George’s journey to atheism.

    http://youtu.be/gPOfurmrjxo

  • May24th

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    I’m so very impressed by the number of thought provoking questions that have been submitted for Erik to answer. The list is very long now, so if you are one of the ones who has asked questions, I promise I’ll get to them. I just hope you’re patient! That said, I’m still open to more questions, so bring it on! And now for today’s topic:

    Me: What does God look like and how was He or She created? I think we’ve asked this before, but a blog member wants to know or maybe just needs clarification.

    Erik: What does God look like? God is energy and can present itself to you anyway that YOU feel that you want to identify with God. If you’re thinking omnipresent and full of energy, that’s what you’re going to get. If you’re thinking white guy with a beard, that’s what you’re going to get. If you identify with God as a woman, that’s what you’re getting.

    Me: Well, what does God look like when He or She or It looks into the mirror?

    Jamie and Erik laugh.

    Me: No seriously! What does God see in the mirror?

    Erik: Mom! The mirror? The mirror is US.

    Me: Oh, whoa!

    Erik: You know, God divided God’s energy to know God’s self by going through us. We’re the many, many mirrors.

    Me: So God isn’t inherently a white ball of light or anything, right? Unless I want to identify with him that way.

    Erik: Right. God is us and we are God, part and whole.

    Me: So, how was God created then? I’m guessing that since linear time is an illusion, that God always “was.” But we want you, the expert, to intervene here.

    Erik (laughing) Did you just call me an expert?

    Jamie (giggling): He thinks that’s funny. He’s repeating what you were saying about God always being there, but humans can’t understand that there is no beginning or end. You know, we’re not getting born, then getting older, then dying and disappearing, but that’s what most people tend to think. That’s their frame of mind.

    Erik: God Source or God Energy has always existed. It was not created with the Big Bang. It didn’t grow with evolution. We’re the ones—humans—who were created by the Big Bang and evolution. We can’t compare ourselves to God Energy, and that’s what humans will automatically try to do.

    Me: Okay.

    By the way, I just want to say that my eldest, Kristina, is graduating from medical school tomorrow! She’ll be a bonafide, certified doctor, then she starts her anesthesiology residency sometime in June. Busy lady lately. I couldn’t be prouder. I know Erik is, too.

  • April6th

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    Happy Good Friday Everyone!

    Me: Okay. Was there any very impactful event in your childhood that made you the man you were?

    Jamie: He smiles. He has facial hair. It’s not bushy.

    Me: Okay.

    Jamie: I don’t see it as being a long, big beard. It’s just kind of trimmed, kind of modern looking.

    Jesus: All of what I did as a child made me the man I am today, but the most impactful was the suffering that my mother experienced that I knew was unjust.

    Me: What kind of suffering?

    Jesus: I took that as a message to not let people suffer anymore. I understood that I was a healer; I understood that I could create cures by using God. 

    Erik: If you were alive today, would you still feel comfortable using the term God?

    Me: Oh, very nice question!

    Jamie: I know!

    Me: He’s not without skills!

    Jesus (to Erik): Yes, I would feel comfortable using the term God. What I’m uncomfortable with is the definition attached to the word. It’s been fragmented.

    Me: You mean it’s been deemed by man as something separate from everything else?

    Jesus: Yes.

    Me: Okay. Does he have dark skin or light skin, Jamie?

    Jamie: Um

    (Pause)

    Jamie(laughing): I said it in my head and Erik goes, “Say it outloud!” He looks like a very tan Caucasian, so not white skin, but not very, very black.

    Me: Okay. What about his facial features. Are they coarse or fine?

    Jamie: Hm. I’d have to say they’re more fine than coarse. His skin is smooth, not rough. It doesn’t look like it’s been in the sun forever.

    Me: Okay. What about your birth. Was it Immaculate Conception?

    Jesus (smiling and tilting his head): No.

    Me: Okay. All right. The secret is out, Mary.

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: So, reflecting on your life, do you think you accomplished your mission?

    Jesus: Yes.

    Erik laughs.

    Erik: I think he did a pretty good job cuz people are still talking about him thousands of years later!

    Me: Well, that’s true; that’s true! How do you feel about the way they revere you and the way they spread the gospel of your word? Are they doing what needs to be done, or have things become a bit distorted in a way that makes you unhappy?

    Jamie: He sits down in front of me. It’s on the side table, but it doesn’t seem to matter to him; he seems comfortable.

    Jesus: A lot of my children have gotten lost. A lot of my children have taken my word too literally and too directly and have decided to create a cause and a war in defense of my words. If I were able to walk the Earth today, I would tell my children that to argue or defend or to force others to believe in the words you cherish so deeply for yourself is the wrong way to encourage life.

    Me: Fighting against something you think is wrong always causes it to persist. The ego is what wages war here. What you resist persists.

    Erik jumps in:

    Erik: There is no right or wrong.

    Me: Yeah. Only divine lessons.

    Jesus nods his head.

    Jesus: Correct Erik. For those who live on Earth who are causing the destruction wholeheartedly believe there is a right and a wrong, so you must teach them first what is right and wrong before you can teach them that there is no right or wrong.

    Me: Okay. Well said. 

    God, I’m going to get into a lot of trouble for this. Y’all pray for me.

  • March16th

    19 Comments

    Enjoy the next to the last segment of Leo!

    Me: What were you here to learn?

    Leonardo: I was here to learn how to take direction from myself—not from my mother, not from my father, not from my sponsoring artist, not from money, not form politics, not from kings and queens, and not—especially not—from God!

    Me: Oh, wow!

    Leonardo: Our definition of God back then was really what drove war. Fight for God. Change who you are for God. Nobody wanted you close to God.

    Me: Well, so many say, “Our beliefs are right and yours are wrong” in a way to strengthen their own egos and then you have two groups: the people who believe in God A and the people who believe in God B. So you have all these Holy Wars and the millions of deaths that result. Is that what you’re referring to?

    Leonardo: Yes, and that’s such ignorance.

    Me: Yes, it is. It seems to be getting worse and worse now.

    But on the other hand, spirituality seems to be growing just as ego driven things are also growing.

    Jamie: Oh wow, when he smiles and claps his hands, he kind of has this little youthful, childlike excitement about him. You can tell that he’d be a fun guy to hang out with, like he isn’t a stick in the mud!

    Me: Yeah! Let’s go chill with Leo! So, can you share a past life that most influenced your last one?

    Jamie (laughing): He stops to clarify that what you mean is what life, not what past life.

    Me: I know, I know! All lives are happening at once!

    Leonardo: There were several experiences where I was only alive in the womb. I never made it outside the womb alive.

    Me: Ah, so you couldn’t discover the world!

    Leonardo: There was once, many times I was having this experience—four or five times being only in the womb, only listening to the mother, only deciding who I was as awake consciousness in a body. It’s a magical time, being in a womb. It’s not like trapped in a prison. It’s the most spacious place I have found to be held in. There is such a vast awareness of what each movement it and how if feels and what it means and how to describe it without words and without logic, without knowing what comparison or measurement is. And it was these moments in my journey to Earth and life on Earth that encouraged me to have that same exploration when after he has learned these concepts and has been outside of the womb itself.

    Me: Interesting. Well, you know. I think our eyes often lie to us and keep us from living with our hearts. It makes our thoughts imprison us and fragment our reality. Now, have your reincarnated? In other words, have you incarnated in our—

    Leonardo: Yes, yes.

    Me: Interesting. So, you’re on the earthly plane now living in the same “time” as Jamie and me?

    Leonardo: Well, no, if you’re speaking of linear time, I’m coming later after you’re gone.

    Me: Okay. Can you tell us a bit about what your afterlife is like?

    Leonardo: Which one?

    Jamie: W-w-whoa!

    Erik laughs.

    Jamie listens.

    Jamie (to Leonardo): Okay, I think I understand, but can you say it one more time?

    Leonardo: Heaven, being multi-dimensional, you have many—

    Jamie (to Leonardo): What are you touching? What is that?

    Erik: That’s chess.

    Me: Hm.

    Jamie: Okay. Aw, I’m not going to understand this.

    Erik (laughing): Shut up, Jamie!

    Jamie laughs.

    Me: Oh no!

    Jamie: I wish you could see the picture they’re putting in my head! Okay, it’s a flat chessboard, and there are all the pieces of the chess on there. They’re pretending this is Heaven.

    Jamie (to Erik and Leonardo): Sorry, thank you.

    Leonardo: If you pretend that was Earth and you took the pawn and looked at the perspective of the pawn and then you moved it one place forward, you’d have a different perspective.

    Me: Oh!

    Leonardo: You’d no longer have the one from the place you were in. It’s like if you were in a car and you were driving, you’d just have those moments of the places you had been, but at the end, your whole surroundings are different. You’re not where you were.

    Me: Okay.

    Leonardo: In Heaven, if you move the pawn forward, you have the perspective of the pawn in the square above it, but you also have still remaining as true as it was the perspective of the place you just came from.

    Me: I see. So, you can see all of the different facets of the diamond all at once, huh?

    Leonardo: Yes.

    Me: I guess it just depends on if your able to focus your intention on a particular square or squares.

    Leonardo: Yes, and each square is a different type of dimension, but you arte still one being and you are still wholly connected to the memory and consciousness of the one you created yourself as well as the collective whole.

  • March12th

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    Me: Erik, if you said that we’re never given more than we can handle—that we will only attract what we can handle. So, why do people suffer so much and some to the point of suicide?

    Erik: Well, what they don’t take into account is that other people also have free will and can mess your life up with their shit. By the way, Hi, Mom!

    Me: Oh, I’m so sorry, Baby! Hi! How are you!

    Erik (laughing): I’m just giving you a hard time!

    Me: Well, it’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta keep me in line.                 

    Erik: But back to your question, you attract stuff into your life and you also attract other people into your life and sometimes they bring in their own baggage and dump it on you. Even if someone kills themselves, they’re still eternal beings, so in the long run, they can handle it. Sometimes this is a lesson for them anyway. For instance, some people need to learn to value the human experience. They need to learn how everything ends up fine; they need to learn how to not judge what happens to them and just accept it as it is, and they need to disconnect emotionally from the shit that happens, knowing it will eventually pass. In that way, you can handle anything you attract.

    Me: Even if it kills you. Hmm. Sounds like a tall order. Now, one blog member told me a cool story. She was downstairs when she saw her sister or maybe a friend just walking right past her as though she was invisible. Then, the blog member went up stairs and saw the girl there. The girl promised she never went downstairs. She said, “Hey, weren’t you just downstairs” and the girl said no. So, I’m wondering if different realities can bleed into each other. Was that the friend or sister in another reality?

    Erik: Parallel lives? It happens all the time, but most of the time we call it déjà vu. A lot of times it’ll occur in a real life dream state or an awake state. Some people just think they’re not paying attention enough, because they’ll usually see it out of their peripheral vision and they’re not really looking for something like that to happen. Some people think they’re just drinking too much!

    I laugh.

    Erik: As we all know, if you’re not looking for it, most of the time it won’t exist for you.

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  • March10th

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    Enjoy Part One of this YouTube series with Peter Russell. I encourage to to watch Part Two and Three as well!

    Peter Russell is a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, of The World Business Academy and of The Findhorn Foundation, and an Honorary Member of The Club of Budapest. At Cambridge University (UK), he studied mathematics and theoretical physics. Then, as he became increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind he changed to experimental psychology. In this video he talks about the inability of science to explain consciousness.

    http://youtu.be/CUXhKmiJQ10

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  • January25th

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    Here’s part two of the great Mr. Marley!:

    Me: What was your transition like for you?

    Jamie: He takes a deep breath, then kind of squints his eyes. He moves his hair back. Funky hair! (She giggles.)

    Bob: My transition was a blessing. It pulled me away from my music, which nurtured me while I was alive. It was my time; it was my contract; I knew. I knew I would not live trough what I was going trough.

    Me: Yeah. Did you suffer a great deal?

    Jamie: Weird kind of question.

    Bob: It took me a long time to let go and pass away.

    Me: You had skin cancer, didn’t you? Melanoma?

    Bob: That’s right. And yes I did suffer, but mostly it’s dat I had a hard time letting go. It went to my lungs, my brain, so der was pain.

    Me: So, when you transitioned, tell me what you saw and what thoughts you had once you realized you had passed on.

    Bob: I rejoiced! I called God to come to my side! I called everyone I knew to come to my side.

    Jamie: He sounds like he was very much in control!

    Me: Yeah!

    Bob: We sang; we embraced; I knew my pain was over.

    Jamie: He’s saying he had a short life.

    (Pause)

    Jamie (to Bob): How old were you?

    (Pause)

    Jamie: Thirty-Six! Really? I thought you were older than that!

    Me: Aw. Can you describe what you saw when you first crossed over?

    Bob: I saw light.  I think what resonated mostly with me is dat I heard light and I saw music.

    Me: You probably thought that was one hell of a trip!

    Bob (chuckling): I really tot dis was de nicest way to go.

    Me: Yeah. Now, was it your destiny to die when and how you did? You were awfully young.

    Bob: Yes.

    Me: Why is that? Why did you have to die the way you did and so young.

    Bob: God blessed me with de chance to heal myself if I would pay attention to myself and give up de stage. If I would give up de people, and serve myself, then I would live, but dis is not something I was willing to do. I know it was de test and I was de sacrifice. I did not give it up, so I was very comfortable knowing dis was de end.

    Me: Okay. Why cancer?

    Bob: I don’t know why cancer. Maybe you should ask de Mon.

    Me (laughing): I’ll get right on it, sir.

    Jamie and I giggle.

    Me: Well, can you describe your afterlife right now—the one you’re in? And what all do you do there?

    Jamie (laughing hard): God I just wanna imitate him!!

    Bob: It is beautiful, mon, beautiful.

    Jamie giggles.

    Me: That’s good, Jamie! Keep it rolling.

    Jamie (giggling): I keep feeling like it might offend him if I keep imitating him.  But you just want to do it so bad! He talks about the beautiful buildings and the colors that rest on them.

    Bob: De colors of gold, de embrace dat your heart feels when you’re in dis place. Dis is truly de, heaven among heavens and earth is truly de hell among hells.

    Me: Tell me about it! What do you do there, Bob?

    Bob: I help what little light shines on earth shine bigger—mostly through music and inspiration.

    Me: So, you are a muse working with other musicians?

    Bob: Yes.


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