Marriage, Divorce and All That’s in Between.

Oh my goodness, there’s so much going on lately, my head is spinning. There’s so much to share with you and I’m not sure where to start so I’ll start with three weeks ago when my husband Jay came home from teaching a class and he was very happy. There was a calmness, elation and peace of mind all at the same time. He said he realized that what he wants to do with the rest of his life is to teach and as soon as those words came out of his mouth, my inner voice said that the relationship is finished and it was time for us to go our separate ways.
I was a bit taken back by that and needed to sleep on it before sharing the information with Jay. It was pretty startling and yet I had an inner knowingness that this was exactly the way it was supposed to go. We were meant to come together for the time we were and now it was time to move on to the next adventure in our lives. A week later we went down to the courthouse hand in hand and filed for divorce followed by lunch at our favorite restaurant. I’ve been doing alot of crying and soul searching about all that had happened in our year together. I learned alot about myself as a married woman. As my dear friend Numerologist Wes Hamilton says, “I’m not wife material.” My career is my life and I had a heck of a time trying to be a housewife and step-mom. I kept thinking I had to do it the way my mom did but I learned that was not realistic. Her generation was my role model for how to be when you’re married and it wasn’t working out. My work was suffering. My students kept asking me if I was okay. I had lost my spark trying to be something I wasn’t cut out to do. Looking back, I learned so so so much. I’m grateful for the experiences.  It’s been quite an emotional time but slowly I’m getting my old spark back and it feels great to be back at work. Jay has headed back to his home state of Florida to pursue his dreams and I’m in the process of figuring out what’s next.
A few things are presenting themselves to me which I’m pretty excited about. There’s actually two possible tv gigs in the works and unfortunately I can’t share anything about them yet because contracts haven’t been signed but there’s definite movement towards being out into the world in a bigger way to help people understand this whole genre of the paranormal.  And then in the last week, I’ve been getting guidance about writing a book on reincarnation which happens to be one of my favorite topics. Yesterday on my Facebook page there was a post from Wayne Dyers page about his grandson which prompted many people to post about their children’s comments about past lives and that seemed to be the final kick in the pants for me to get moving on this. I loved their little stories of recalling past lives.

I’ve got a very long list of people waiting to get in for a reading but my inner voice continues to say NO to doing them. I’m going to concentrate on my classes right now and get going on this book which reminds me. If you have a child who has talked about their past life or lives, if you are okay with me sharing them in this book (I will not use your real names) I would be ever so grateful if you would email them to me at The purpose of the book is to help people understand reincarnation better and why we go through the challenges that we do.

Remember about  a year and a half ago I went on the HCG diet and lost 30 lbs in 40 days? I’m going back on it and get rid of all this weight I’ve put on since getting married. If you want to join me, let me know. I’ll connect you to the nurse nutritionist who I work with and maybe we can all do this together on line. That would be very cool.

Thanks for your patience. It’s really been a challenging time………….but then again, who isn’t going through something right now. The Universe is packing a punch.

About Echo Bodine

Echo Bodine first discovered she had psychic abilities at the age of 17. Over the years she has written many books, hosted TV and radio shows, worked as an intuitive teacher and ghostbuster and continues to help people world-wide to open to their own intuitive capacities. Read More and follow Echo on Facebook and Twitter

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  1. Echo, I so appreciate your candor and comments about your marriage divorce and emotional feelings. I appreciate that you are sharing because it gives people another perspective on why were are here it what our experiences mean. It doesn’t mean that we are not sad or mad or glad it means we have context to our feelings and experiences. Thank you for being faith to your calling and telling us about bumps in the road. It helps us to see the bumps in our road and gives us courage to follow our inner voice.

  2. Sending prayers that your guides continue to lead you in the way you should go. Even our guides need to have the help of the Spirit. Sending love and light for your new road on the journey.

  3. Diane G

    Dear Echo,

    You are in my healing thoughts and prayers. Take care of you and know there are many, many people out there that are supporting you through all of this.

    I’m sending waves of love your way. :-)

    Take care!

    Diane G.

  4. Diane G

    I’m following the Glycemic Load Diet but I’ll be with all of you on the weight loss train!

  5. Laura

    Hey Echo, you are loved and appreciated. Everyone seems to have some kind of challenge going on, and it’s nice to hear we all can get through it with class. Take good care of yourself. Enjoy the outdoors, and breath deep.

  6. Tina

    Wow!!!! Sending you so much love and support. Just know how much you are appreciated! You are one of the strongest women I know. I know you are thankful for the lesson. Can’t wait for your book… remember me in class and asking if I believed in reincarnation yet? LOL!!!! Blessings and peace of heart…..

  7. Kathy Mangan

    Echo, such drama rattles to the core, and yet you have a clarity of vision and peace about it. That is grace. And a gift. You will emerge stronger. Everything for a reason. Bless up.

  8. Deborah

    Echo, It was very open of you to have shared your personal plight. I am glad that you and Jay have made peace with the decision to go your separate ways. Wishing both of you the best of luck. May God continue to use you to teach and serve your fellow man. Blessings to you, Deborah

  9. Joyce

    Wow Echo! Your words about your Mom being the role model for being a mom hit me right in my little gut! My Mom was the perfect model for homemaker..I’m not, but I use parts of the homemaker part she taught me to help my Dad now that I live with him.
    I was recently at a high school classmate’s funeral and ran into a couple of old boyfriends..I realized that I just wasn’t wife material. The women I knew then were, but that didn’t work out well for some of them either. I always knew..I’m O.K with that!
    Thank-You for your story..I’m happy you’re back! I have been praying for you and Jay!

  10. I’m being selfish as I’m one on that list to have a private reading and am very disappointed. I feel divorce is similar to alcoholism recovery because if one hasn’t been through it, theres’s not the deep understanding as one who has. I left my 2 – 10 and 9 year boys with their dad after 13 years of marriage and 6 years sobriety in 1982. I have been blessed with 38+ years sobriety and another marriage to a very kind man for nearly 23 years. I struggle daily with bipolar I disorder (finally diagnosed in 1988) and try to “figure out” what this “challenge” is teaching me.
    Blessings to you Echo through your ups and downs that follow.

  11. Sue Koester

    I’m both happy and sad for you, glad that you have your compass working strongly as always, and so grateful that you share your journey and struggles with us so that we can work on tuning our compasses as well. A million blessings to you for all you do and for what lies ahead!

  12. Polly

    Ditto on the comments below from Dawn. I believe it’s a perfect time for the book on
    reincarnation. The new, current information that’s coming forth will be helpful in creating
    interest, and of course, the understanding that could result from your book could make
    a great difference in the whole ball game. I wish you happy, easy writing, and look
    forward to the finished work. Thanks for all that you are, and do.

  13. dori

    Dear Echo, I hope you continue to feel such peace and clarity during this crossroads in your life. I will be thinking of you and wishing you only light and blessings. Dori.

  14. Valerie A. H.

    Sending love and blessings your way. I’m excited for you and your future plans. Thank you for all you do to help enlighten the rest of us.

  15. teresa

    I don’t understand all the things that go on lately. I am wishing you tranquil soothing thoughts.