Grief. Most of us know something about it. It’s a human common denominator.
No matter what our religious or spiritual beliefs, coping with the death of a loved one is difficult. And if that loved one is your child? I don’t know how parents get through it.
When Erik Medhus took his life at the age of 19, his mother Elisa Medhus, M.D. was consumed with grief. As any parent would be. But it sent her on a search, a spiritual journey. Where was her son now? Did his soul still exist?
It was a journey into foreign territory that was all the more amazing because she is not only a physician trained in the scientific method, but was raised by atheists, to boot. And yet, her mind was open.
My own mother died in 1999, sending me on my own search. Like Dr. Medhus, I wondered, Where was she now? and like Dr. Medhus, I had an open mind.
As it turned out, Elisa’s search led her down many paths until finally, she learned that she could communicate with her son in the afterlife. Yes, that’s right. This skeptical physician raised by atheists can connect with her dead son.
I can hear you now: “Sure, she can.” I could write on and on about why I believe her. But. Don’t take my word for it. Make up your own mind. There’s plenty of available information about her story. She’s got a fascinating blog and also has just published a book that details the entire story. If you’ve ever lost someone dear to you, if you have deep spiritual beliefs or even none at all, Dr. Medhus’ story will pique your interest. You’ll want to read it.
I’ve known Elisa for a while and interviewed her HERE. If you’d like to know more about her story, you might start there. Elisa is very candid about it all.
Her brand new book, My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side is now available all the usual places. Her blog is called Channeling Erik–also worth a look.
I hope you find Elisa’s story as impactful as I have. Oh, and I’m starting the morning off with Jamie, who’s facilitating another visit with my family in the afterlife. Always interesting and surprising.
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