1. Toshen
    Toshen December 15, 2020 at 7:15 pm | | Reply

    What an incredible episode. Thank you, Daniel. Thank you, Erica.

  2. daniel kirk
    daniel kirk December 15, 2020 at 10:33 pm | | Reply

    Thanks, Erica, for taking many hours of exploration, and pulling together all the threads that actually make a cohesive and coherent story. While we were speaking I often felt like we’d entered some kind of transcendent place together, where the conversation delivered us to the same profound space I’d sometimes visited in the hospital bed. It was challenging to pin down thoughts and concepts that mere words have a hard time expressing, but the experience was more real than real. Are there gifts in being really, really sick? It’s strange, but it seems to me that there are gifts to be discovered in everything. Thank you for this one!

    1. Simon lee
      Simon lee December 29, 2020 at 1:05 am | | Reply

      Hi Daniel,

      Your story is so touching and inspiring especially your description of the near death delusions in the hospital bed. I can’t help but listened again and again and even skipped my lunch today. So happy for you and your loved ones about your recovery.

      Warmest Regards,

      from Shanghai,

  3. Carolyn Bates
    Carolyn Bates December 16, 2020 at 10:33 am | | Reply

    Was he on a ventilator or oxygen
    How long in hospital
    What does he still suffer with
    Thank you

  4. P Falcone
    P Falcone December 16, 2020 at 10:59 am | | Reply

    Many years ago, when I was 3,4,5 and on, I was in various hospitals trying to survive pneumonia again, trying to get through another night. Night was the end, it was darkness creeping up from the end of the bed. It was quiet and peaceful, better in many way than the struggle of continuing. Faces came and went, did things, a man in black came and gave me the Last Rights and a voice murmured this was the end and to get through the night would be a miracle. But then, the night would fade, the day filter in a chalky white and the ceiling tiles would appear once again, stretching out in endless white plane.Mostly, after years of struggle, I wanted it to be over so I could go to where it was easier and friends awaited. I still recall waking to find I was alive and feeling disappointed, that this misery would continue. For a while I was in Boston’s Children s Hospital in a special ward with other kids but it was very quiet. Little bundles died and were taken out on a cart. They would draw the land curtains around the bed and the cart wheeled out and then the empty bed loomed up but nothing was said. When you were sick, very sick, people came less and less, as they couldn’t stand to see their the end.

  5. Sue
    Sue December 16, 2020 at 12:57 pm | | Reply

    Thank you to Daniel for sharing his visions. They were so moving. Thank you to both of you.

  6. Thomas
    Thomas December 19, 2020 at 3:06 pm | | Reply

    This episode is astonishing.

    Daniel Kirk describes visions that are profound and ultimate.

    When I turn friends on to Rumble Strip, this is the episode I’ll share with them.

    With amazement and gratitude,


  7. Emily Barrett
    Emily Barrett December 22, 2020 at 10:49 am | | Reply

    My heart breaks wide open every time I listen to your episodes. This one, too. Tears streaming down my face. Thank you so much for doing what you do and sharing connection and humanness with us.

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