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Ask Erik Elisa Medhus

Ask Erik is a spiritual advice column from the eternally twenty-year-old spirit guide, Erik Medhus. Through gifted medium and 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.


I want to ask Erik whether he can talk to my higher self or my guide because I’ve lost my direction. I don’t know how to move forward in my career. I cannot find peace until I have direction. I sometimes feel as if I’m sinking. Thank you.

— Janet

Hi Janet: I know how you feel. First things first, though. Recognize that peace comes when you surrender to the world around you. Right now, you face every day with the need to control the outcome of each moment. Surrender to that desire, and the feeling of disappointment will cease to exist. It takes practice and a lot of energy, though. You have to work at surrendering. Don’t misunderstand me; this is not the same as giving up. It means surrendering the fight. If you are resistant in your career in any way, you disable the possibility for change to occur. So instead of wanting the control over where or how to move forward in your career, surrender the need for that control, and allow change to unfold.