RESPONSES TO ERIK’S CONCERTS AND MUSIC
"I was at the Crystal Garden on Friday for your performance, and after I got home, I felt I didn't express to you how much your music touched me and I wanted to do that now.
Did you see me gently crying during the entire first half? Not out of sadness, but from the release of deep emotions and from the feeling of joy. I have never heard anything like that - and 'heard' is not the correct work. I 'felt' the music in my heart and spirit. It seemed you were a channel for the angels themselves, radiating love, joy and beauty. You glowed with it!
My body felt like a tuning fork, picking up subtle vibrations of energy, being properly aligned and re-tuned, to a peaceful and vibrant state. The energy stayed with me for days afterward, and the angels I saw! They were floating around you as you played. Tiny little cherub angels gently floating down, smiling gladly at being recognized and honored! It's so difficult to express what a soothing effect my energy felt - calmed and vibrant at the same time.
So, thank you! Thank you for sharing your beautiful spirit and joyful talent. You should know what beauty is uncovered, what good is done. I sense that you do know this, and that is why you do it. Be assured that the effects are being felt and that it is obvious that God's blessings are upon you!"
~ From Florida
"An evening with Erik Berglund was an evening like no other!
Erik Berglund enchanted me with his music, with his harp, and with his warm and ingratiating voice. I felt placed into another world. Thoughts and feelings that normally rest locked up in me, broke open. My heart grew wide and I felt like a bird hovering in the sky.
His music, his songs were like balm in my sore soul. He made me get close to Heaven and to our Creator. Sounds of a harp, which were healing, enlivening, and shocking at the same time. I let myself fall into this elevating, caressing music.
I don't have the words to express what moved and touched me inwardly - I think I have never heard anything more beautiful. A wave of endless happiness, deep peace, and boundless freedom seized me and took me far away from "Now and Today" - in a sphere full of joy and tacit love.
Maybe my description sounds a bit euphoric and too romantic, but thus, I experienced the music from and with Erik Berglund. Like a rainbow that embraces the Earth with iridescent colors, it is a blessing, a gift. All I can say is Thank You!"
~ From Germany
"Thank you Erik for the wonderful concert! It was very beautiful! It helped me remember what I was always looking for as a child. I wanted to find some elements of the paradise I was so missing. Today at the concert the feeling of paradise was so intensitive that I'm completely filled up! And I now know that feeling of paradise can be everywhere! Thank you from my heart!"
Jutta Schule from The Rainbow Spirit Festival, Baden-Baden, Germany
Thank you Erik for performing at our Celebration of Heaven on Earth Summer Festival at Horizon House (our non-denominational church) in Green River, Ontario, Canada. Your participation helped me become humbled at the site of our divine mother.
On Saturday night, during your performance, I was brought in touch with Grace while listening to you tell the story about France, visiting one of the exact spots where St. Francis prayed, a location by the sea shore with caves. I could see a picture of it in my mind's eye as you spoke, heard the nuns singing sweet sounds, while animals gathered around. So gentle, so loving. Later that night while processing this experience sitting in my backyard, I began truly asking to experience the full embodiment of thy Grace.
The following day, Virginia (the Horizon House Minister) gave us an exercise of looking into the eyes of another participant, seeing the Christ in them. As your partner for this exercise, while looking directly into your eyes and holding hands, I began to make my plea internally from the night before.
I AM truly asking, to see the full embodiment of thy Grace, I AM truly asking, to hear the full embodiment of thy Grace, I AM truly asking, to feel the full embodiment of thy Grace, I AM truly asking, to experience the full embodiment of thy Grace, for I AM truly asking.
During this time, a tremendous feeling of pure emotional love energy surrounded us. It was all I could do just to sit there, seeing and feeling tears of joy swell in our eyes, saying nothing, yet feeling so much and my affirmation simplified to; I AM truly asking.
On Wednesday, at our weekly Horizon House Healing Circle, I received a message from one of our healers. Marie-Elaine said, "You humbled yourself at the site of the divine mother." Reviewing the affirmations I have received recently, I adjusted this one to read; I hear our divine mother say, "I see you and hear you as you are."
This has been a truly wonderful experience Somewhere with Grace, and very appropriate for the Horizon House summer festival, our annual Celebration of Heaven on Earth.
Again, thank you Erik for coming to perform and fully participate in our summer festival. I hope to have the opportunity to see you perform again soon. The most wonderful part about your CD is being able to sing along with you. It is as if sweet angels gather around, sharing their love with all. Love in our divine mother,
~ Karl from Toronto
Dmitry Shakin, Music Director, Radio Vladivostok writes, "Harp of the Healing Light became very popular among my listeners. I receive only positive feedback when I'm airing Erik's music. Let me quote a fragment of the letter of a 17-year-old girl after she listened to my program about Erik Berglund: 'One evening I heard something that amazed me and won my heart. It was Erik Berglund's music. The music that I've never heard before and I didn't even suspect of its existence ... Immediately the music filled up my essence. All my problems became irrelevant. Only the music and me existed. I can't remember when else did I experience such feeling of harmony. Erik's music heals all the spiritual wounds filling me with tenderness and love. I simply can't express my feelings with words, but when I listen to Erik's harp, I cry. His music pours inside me like irresistible streams of emotion and feeling. It helps me understand beauty.'"
~ Natasha Yakovleva, Vladivostok
American Healer invites to “a Bath for the Heart”
Dressed all in white and with a dark violet vest Erik Berglund enters the room of the church and event center Chilematt in Steinhausen. Without words the angel-like appearance sits down next to his harp and starts to play. The man from Mt. Shasta in the United States- artist, seminar leader and healer all in one- sits on a folding chair on the small, slightly elevated stage, very close to the concert audience. He plucks on his instrument. In front of him a white candle and a bouquet of roses embellish the podium.
First the concert then the seminar
The healing and heart concert with harp and vocals of Erik Berglund of last Friday marked the beginning of his 2 day seminar in Steinhausen. “Tonight you will get a bath for the heart” he says after his first piece on stage. Werner Muller from Zurich is translating his English words into German. Berglund continues “the harp vibrates the heart and provides healing.”
Then tears roll down
And? How does the concert audience feel? Susi Penn from Zug explains, “I was already here last time and I really liked it a lot. When you go home you are transformed. His music is touching and uplifting. “Erik Berglund plays and sings his own songs, but also arranges well known titles like ?Somewhere over the Rainbow? Or “ Ave Maria.” A lot of the listeners close their eyes during the songs or let their gaze drift towards the sky or the ceiling respectively and fold their hands in their laps. Here and there you see some little tears roll down the cheeks. Those who want to can enjoy Erik Berglund’s music at home as well. There is a booth selling DC’s which are described on the concert poster as ”similar to a bridge to the heavenly spheres and world of angels.”
He goes everywhere
His way to Steinhausen he found thanks to Irmgard Huwyler from Abtrwil. The organizer says “Erik Berglund is very open. He will come practically anywhere where he is invited to.” After about two and a half hours the last sounds of the harp of the invited guest fade away. The artist and healer leaves the stage after bowing. Of course there is an encore after the warm applause.
Zentralschweiz am Sonntag
At a concert (I was in the front row!) by Erik Berglund, he both played the harp and poured his heart into his song, filling the whole space with love. He sang of angels, birds, dreams coming true, the power of love. When I left I was lifted by love, basking in love, infused with love. Though I have been teaching it for years, and feeling it as best I can, I knew I was truly feeling for the first time, to the depths of my heart, mind and body, the truth that Life/God/Goddess actually IS love. The weeks after the concert, feeling Life’s tremendous love for us all, an explosion of good happened for me and my company. What a treasure are Erik and the love he shares in his music!
Joanna Cherry – Author and Visionary
"Last night was truly the most beautiful and most touching experience of my life. Many angels were present, some whom I knew, and a major shift occurred within me. The depth of love and touch of the angels is just as strong today as it was last night."
- MSW Social Worker and Residential Services Supervisor at Tacachale a state institution for the mentally handicapped. Gainesville, Florida