On the Happiness entry, Phoggy posted a link to a youtube video she enjoyed of a channeling of Robin Williams. I haven’t listened to it yet, and I’m going to wait quite a while, which I prefer to do after someone (anyone!) dies.
I do this for a few reasons.
- I prefer not to be the target of accusations that I’m capitalizing on someone’s death. And honestly, I’d have to look closely at my personal motivations if my first impulse was to try to get someone famous who had *just* died.
- I want to create a great circle of respect for the family and friends. Every time someone famous dies, there’s a big flurry of psychics posting channelings. Some of them are bound to be fake, and how crappy would it be as a surviving family member to see frauds promoting themselves on the coffin of your family or friend?
- I prefer not to duplicate the work of others. I would rather wait a year and shine a new light on the ideas surrounding a person after their death. You can see things better if you let the dust settle.
- Although there is no limit to the number of people a spirit can potentially speak with at one time, the weeks and months following their death are extremely busy times for spirit beings. Everyone is knocking on that door. A medium is more likely to tap into what other mediums have channeled previously during this high-traffic time. It’s almost easier to channel the channelings, or play the recorded message, than to get through all the chaotic thoughts surrounding this being and get to the actual heart of things. It’s like picking up on a re-run than finding a new episode.
Besides, I’m sure he’s having a beer with George Carlin and other greats, and I’d hate to interrupt!
So I won’t go ask for Robin Williams any time soon, although I’d like to in a few years. I actually saw him perform live in a small club on Church St. in Toronto, where he popped in to work out his new material. It was *incredibly* raunchy. It was awesome for me, but it sucked for my friend (who was performing) because he had to *follow ROBIN WILLIAMS*! Poor guy, everyone was on a Robin high and no one would listen to his act!
So instead of Robin, I’ll go back to my list of folks who passed a year or two ago and see who’d like to chat.