Spiritual Advice Column From Across The Void: Ask Erik, July Edition…

Spiritual Advice Column From Across The Void: Ask Erik, July Edition

Ask Erik

July Edition

By Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Ask Erik is a spiritual advice column from the eternally twenty-year-old spirit guide, Erik Medhus. Through gifted medium/spirit translator, Kim Babcock, he directly answers readers’ questions on death, the afterlife, spirituality, the human experience, and more with the insight and wisdom he’s gained since his passing.


Dear Elisa,

I have stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme cancer in the left frontal area of my brain – the speech and memory. I was wondering what is the physical and spiritual significance of this? What can I do to cure it or at least keep it under control to prevent further damage of my brain cells?

kind regards and blessings,


Hi Vinder. This form of cancer is aggressive, but I can give you some tips to help you better approach what you are going through and also tell you the spiritual basis of it. As a human, being able to express yourself is so important to your identity, and when that’s compromised in any way, you are forced to get creative with self-expression. You often shift back and forth between dimensions, meaning you spend time in the astral plane, just as much as consciously spending time on Earth.  Focus on grounding yourself through personal expression. Whatever makes you feel identified as you, dwell there for a while.

You also need to practice self-acceptance to its fullest. You should avoid anything that feels like a lower vibration. Also, seek out energy healers. In order to even begin healing, you have to carry that vibration first, that specific frequency that is conducive to healing. It’s like trying to make white when you only have black. You can’t begin to heal until you exist within that frequency.

Last, when you even approach the thought of healing, check your motivation. If it is out of spite, (negatively motivated) you are only adding to the energy that you are trying to transform. So instead of approaching it with the thought of what you don’t like or don’t want, approach the thought of healing with the emotions of what you do want: a healthy life, happiness, a sharp memory, and clear speech. See what I mean? I hope this helps you to understand that you have the power to heal yourself.


Hope you are doing well. A lot of good wishes to you for the work you are doing. I read your blog, and it is a daily source of inspiration and guidance for me. Please keep up the good work.

I would like to submit this question for the Ask Erik magazine column –

My wife is 4 months pregnant. Can Erik please talk to the soul that is going to be born as our child and  bring us some message from that soul ? What is the soul’s purpose for being born, and what soul contract do we have in place with that new soul? Any guidance would be much appreciated.

I would be grateful if I get an answer to this question. I would be grateful to Erik as well as to you. Thank you in advance.

May God bless you for the great work you are doing.

Dear new parents, congrats! This soul is coming to you to help you learn strong communication skills with your partner in life. This child will help you to see your own strengths and also help you to learn how to let go. Think of this child as your personal teacher. This child will be highly intuitive, but not consciously aware of it until later in life.


I want to ask Erik what career path/life path should I get into. Right now I’m a media studies major, but I want to do something that involves my skills/talents and something that I can make an impact on ( something that fits me.)


Hiiiiiii Caaaandiiice! You have a talent in photography! Couple that with writing and travel and you’ll find fulfillment. You’ll be traveling with photography that will be shared through regular media and social media. You’ll also get into descriptive writing about the things you photograph. Find your passion in it though. What are you passionate about? Chase that with the lens and pencil. This way you don’t get jaded!

Dear Elisa,

What is easiest thing to do from the spirit end of things that can be agreed upon as a way show loved ones left behind that one is still around?

Well, it depends on the spirit, and level of communication. Probably creating a smell, or leaving coins and feathers laying around. These are pretty easy to learn, but there are so many other things too!

I am not in any known danger of passing over to the Other Side at this point, but I’d love to arrange with my parents, my kids and my boyfriend for some way to simply communicate one’s spirit presence if, god forbid, something should happen to any of us. I like the thing about Erik moving the candle flame for his sister. I thought I could tell my loved ones to sit down, calm down, light a candle, call to me and then instruct right, left, etc. for the flame to be moved. Would that be the best thing, or does he have any other suggestions? I think it would be so comforting to those left behind, and I hope to have something that is “unmistakable” even to my skeptical kid.

Thanks so much for everything!!! Love you guys.

Love and peace,


Listen to your heart and what resonates with you most. It will depend on your interest when you are in spirit. If I just told you what to do, that wouldn’t be true to who you are. Talk it out with your family. 

Hi Elisa!

Thanks for hosting open questions to ask Erik. I’ve been mustering up the courage to send a question his/your way. My question is about our neighbors. In all fairness, we have a 2 year-old and didn’t realize the building we were in wasn’t concrete, but they have become quite nasty, and I was wondering what our best option to manage this is. Should we just accept it and move out?

Thanks so much,


Veronica, keeping your space clear of negative vibes is always  important to maintain your health and the health of your family. You can certainly learn from your neighbors, but it is time to move out. It will only get more difficult. This seems like intentional behavior from an egocentric standpoint on their behalf. It’s time to go. They aren’t going to change, and it will start to affect your health and health of your family.


Thank you for the great work you’re doing with Channeling Erik. I so appreciate the information I get  there.  So here’s my question:

Why is there so little talk about negative entities in the spiritual community? Is this something we are not supposed to know about? I know they affect peoples lives a lot and not in a good way, usually. 

Thank You!

Love & light from the beautiful island of Öland, Sweden/Cirsi

Well, it’s generally due to fear. If the talk is limited, it’s because of fear and also that is associated with ignorance. Sometimes the lack of knowing is a barrier for communication, but also remember to keep the intentions clear when any form of communication is attempted.

Hello Elisa,

Sorry but my English is not so very good, so I will keep it short if you don’t mind. I would very much like to know what Erik can tell me about CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome.)

Thank you very much. My best regards,


Wilma, so many people will benefit from this question! CFS is due to people carrying more than they should, emotionally. This is also due to the past emotions that one hasn’t processed yet. These people tend to regurgitate scenarios and shit, replay shit over and over in their head and give too much of themselves emotionally to something. Setting emotional boundaries is so important to regain your energy and avoid being a chronic offender of giving away your energy.


My dad passed on May 5th and my mother on May 9th. I wanted to know if Erik could give me a message from them or if he has any advice for me about it. I’ve been struggling with what I am supposed to learn from losing both so close together.

Thank You,


Candi, sometimes the harder you look for the lesson in something, the harder it is to see. Relax and surrender to this new reality you are experiencing. Experience, feel, breathe, allow the reality that you exist among to speak its importance to you. Imagine yourself as an angel with wings. Sometimes the faster or harder you fall, the harder you flap your wings to lift yourself back up. Experience and allow the fall. Give your wings a break. Then, when you’re ready, you’ll fly again, but only after you surrender.

Your parents are together, and your mom is very talkative and loud! They are at peace, and they want you to surrender to the new life you have. The lesson in it, if it helps, is for you to be able to verbalize your experience to others and to look at what death and life is and what they mean to you. I hope this helps you find ease with your grief.

Hi Elisa and Erik,

I had a reading with Erik, and he referred to symptoms I that I get: cold sweats, nervousness and  jitters. I never asked him what the symptoms were from exactly. Erik, could you tell me what specifically would cause them. Also, both of my parents passed within 3 days of each other in May, do they have a message for me?

Love and light to the whole Channeling Erik Team,


Hello Anonymous! The symptoms you are feeling are a result of the shift of your vibration to being emotionally charged. When you experience something traumatic, difficult, or even wonderful, your vibration will go through a drastic shift one way or another. The sweats and jitters are a result of that shift. So even if you won the lottery, you’d get all jittery and jacked up because you just made a huge vibrational shift, and that will affect how the body functions. The message from your parents: They are safe and they are together. They ask that you focus on healing family ties. Focus on strengthening family bonds.


Erik Medhus is an eternal twenty-year-old young man who passed away on October 6, 2009. From his new place in Heaven, Erik’s main occupation is as a spirit guide who helps those who struggle with their human experience, and he is the inspiration and contributor to the Channeling Erik blog and community. With candor, sincerity, and humor, Erik shares his own full story, My Life After Death, A Memoir from Heaven (September, 2015).

An internist in Houston for over thirty years, since her son’s suicide in 2009, Dr. Elisa Medhus retired her practice and has written a book about her continuing relationship with him, My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side (October 2013) and has created a blog, channelingerik.com, that has over 30,000 subscribers and over 250,000 hits per month. Read the blog daily to catch the next call out for questions for the Ask Erik column.

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Psychic medium Kim Babcock has been developing her spirituality for the past ten years. Kim’s spiritual path led her to become an ordained minister and founder of Serenity- Mind Body Spirit LLC in mid-eastern Ohio, where Kim currently practices her psychic medium services and level II Reiki. She also leads meditation classes and spiritual development workshops. Learn more at kimsdivineconnection.com.


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An internist in Houston for over thirty years, since her son’s suicide in 2009, Dr. Elisa Medhus retired her practice and has written a book about her continuing relationship with her deceased son, Erik, My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side (October 2013.) With candor, sincerity, and humor, Erik shares his full story. Together they have created a blog, channelingerik.com, that has over 30,000 subscribers and over 250,000 hits per month.

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