Ep 14. Planners, Wingers and Rafters


I totally intended for this to be a blog post… but I just had too much to say about it.  The short of it is, my take on how detailed a “life plan” has to be.

There’s a lot of rhetoric out there about how screwed up you can get if you go “off track”.  Sylvia Browne even said in her books that if you tried to get out of your contract with God by committing suicide, you’d get looped right back into the next available body!

This has not been my personal experience with readings… but I think Sylvia has a lot of reasons to put that idea out there.  People in severe emotional pain might read about Erik Medhus, for example, and think that suicide is a reasonable option.  Fortunately, you can’t read Channeling Erik without connecting your heart to Erik’s mother, Elisa, and how her son’s death permanently altered her experience of life.

Even though Erik’s doing amazing things – Erik, how the heck did I get on track talking about you???  He says it’s been a while, and it has.  I’ll sit down with him soon and do another guest post.

ANYWAY!  This was supposed to be about me introducing the idea of Planners, Wingers and Rafters, three points on a continuum of how detailed or sparse a life plan can be – and maybe, maybe you’re getting bogged down by the idea there’s a specific THING you should be doing with your life, when maybe, just MAYBE you’re not a Planner.  Maybe you’re a Winger, like me.  Or maybe you’re a Rafter, and thank God for them!

Listen to today’s podcast episode and hear what I mean!


Thanks Everyone!

7 thoughts on “Ep 14. Planners, Wingers and Rafters

  1. I really like your ideas and the three categories help make sense of a concept that is kind of confusing sometimes – as we all know, everyone has a unique path and I guess free will trumps all, even in life planning.

    Hmmm, I think I’m a winger even though I’m an excessive planner in this personality. I’m learning to let go and surrender a bit though!


  2. Oh and regarding your comments about suicide, I think I read from Erik that his was part of his own contract which enabled him to do this work instead of coming back right away.


    • I vaguely remember writing that. So weird, sometimes I suspect I’m half-channeling this blog 🙂

      Erik’s reach is so huge, it’s hard to imagine it wasn’t “part of the plan”

      John Lennon has a huge reach – STILL! It’s hard to imagine his death wasn’t a plan too, which is where it gets hard for people, when a death feels wrong.

      I think suicide is such a tough topic to speak frankly about.


  3. Ah, Sylvia Browne. I have such a hard time ignoring the things she has said that frustrate me to get to the bits and pieces that don’t frustrate me. Suicide shouldn’t be such a tough topic to discuss. Then again, death in general is still a difficult subject for most people.


    • I know what you mean. A good chunk of her knowledge resonates so strongly. I do glaze over when she started quoting the bible.

      Why the bible over other older, arguably “holier” books?

      I think Sylvia may not have known how many assumptions she was making? Or she felt she needed to be emphatic about everything she said, given she was so widely known? (And the founder of a new religion?)


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