Erika Brooke is a pseudo-pseudonym Erika adopted later in life as a tribute to her mother who wanted to spell it this way. After being born at home and delivered by her grandmother, when Erika’s father filled out the information for her birth certificate, he ignored her mother’s wishes and spelled it his own way. Erika decided, as homage to her own metamorphosis, she would adopt the intended spelling to symbolize the unfolding of her authentic self in this lifetime.
Erika is a mother of three teenagers and a conscious thought leader who integrates metaphysical concepts into practical wisdom as she navigates the human experience. Her passion for writing began in fifth grade when she won a creative writing contest at school, but she buried this talent, along with other creative gifts, in pursuit of more lucrative endeavors. After a series of painful life events catapulted her into a healing journey, she began writing again in her late thirties. She uses storytelling as a tool for healing and helps other people write their own stories.
She meshes over twenty years of corporate, scientific, and human biologics experience with a lifetime of spiritual, and during certain phases, religious teachings, in order to merge seemingly opposing perspectives into divinely empowered wholeness. In addition to writing, speaking and death doulaing, Erika is a food system advocate and avid gardener. She believes high vibrational, plant based foods are a key element in optimizing individual, holistic health in order to heal personal and collective traumas.
Erika combines analytical approaches
with spiritual and emotional expression
In addition to her training as a death doula, and her personal experience with witnessing the death of loved ones, she draws from her background as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (MT(ASCP)) and a Certified Project Manager (PMP) for thought provoking ideas on personal transformation. She references Newton’s Third Law of Motion: that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction and believes that as we give ourselves permission to move in a new direction, in a fluid motion, both towards and away from rigid constructs of opposing meaning, we experience a zero point; a harmony. This place of harmony is a convergence from this OR that thinking to this & that, light & dark, together & separate, masculine & feminine, divine & human…healed ”& healing”. In symbology, this can be explained as an infinity symbol ♾ — a “healing” of duality.
“& Healing” represents the importance of merging polarized views for our healing and awakening.
An example of “& Healing” is the blending of spirit & science/math. As such, the number “11” has been a significant number for Erika throughout her life, especially its relevance in numerology, synchronicities and the “twin flame” healing journey. Binary code feels representative of the masculine/left brain aspects of our existence with its rigid true OR false system of logic and computer language. On the other hand, by learning the spiritual significance of numbers and feeling the presence of God consciousness through their appearance in our present moments, we can gently connect with our sensual, feminine side. Here we are reminded to nurture our internal universe of feelings, sensitivities and intuition. This type of internal union of the socially constructed duality of masculine and feminine, i.e. “opposites, is the blueprint for Erika’s “& Healing” process.