A Different Christmas Story and Our Last Podcast of 2020

Just a quick warning that some of you are not going to like what I say in this blog. If you’re a strong believer that God is doing all this mean stuff to us like the pandemic, the political scene, the deaths of your loved ones and all the starving people in the world, then you might want to stop reading right now. Or if strongly believe in Satan and think he’s the one tempting us all the time and has taken over the world, you are definitely not going to want to read this. You folks will not be interested in a new way of looking at things. 

For those of you who have a sense there’s more going on here than meets the eye, I would like to share what I have learned about Christmas, God, Jesus, Satan and US. At the end of the blog, I’m sharing a really sweet 21 minute meditation that came through yesterday during Lunch Vibe. 

I initially wrote this Christmas Eve, but the timing felt off so I set it aside. Last night while watching Don Lemon on CNN, he asked one of his guests if she ever just wants to ask God why he’s doing all of this and that pushed my buttons big time. I know there’s millions of people that believe God is doing this to us. Creating pandemics, tornadoes, causing the death of your loved ones and so on but here’s a different take on all of it, that I have learned throughout my spiritual studies.

Did you know there’s another Christmas story, one we never hear about? It’s still about the birth of Jesus of Nazareth but the tale is quite different. You see, Jeshua or Joshua, whichever you prefer, did not come here to die for our sins because we are sinners. They got that part of the story all wrong because you can’t be a child of God and a sinner at the same time. You have to choose to focus on one or the other. Religion has chosen to focus on you being a sinner because it’s good for business and keeps the heat on in those big buildings. Jesus came to tell us we are children of God and that the same light that he carries within himself is the light that we carry within ourselves. Remember that little song,
This Little Light of Mine?. Do you know what it’s called? I bet you don’t because they never tell us this part. That light inside of you and Jesus is the Christ part of us located at the core of our soul. God put that light there when He/She (yes She) created us. (side note) Remember in the Bible it says we are made in the image and likeness of God. If God was only male, we would all be male. No females anywhere. God has to be a complete balance or both sexes wouldn’t be here. 

The point of this different Christmas story is to tell you that Christmas is not just about celebrating the birth of Jesus the Christ. It’s about celebrating the Christ part of yourself as well. Some of you are shrieking at the mere notion that I’m saying you are of the same caliber of human as Jesus was and I’m sorry about that…………but it’s true. THAT’S why Jesus came here in the first place. To be an example for each of us. To show us what we are capable of and that as children of God that means we come from God. We have everything we need to grow into and recognize our own perfection which is the purpose of reincarnation. We aren’t limited to one lifetime to grow into that perfection. It takes a whole bunch of lives to understand our oneness with God and each other. Some of you are mentally screaming at me right now, trying to convince me of what a terrible sinner you are, but I can guarantee you my friend, YOU AREN’T. 

Maybe you’ve been a terrible person. Cheated and lied. Stolen people’s property. Maimed people and animals. Maybe you’re a horrible employer, a wife beater or husband beater. Maybe you beat your children (which I hope you don’t). My guess is that if you are any of these things, these things have been done to you and that’s how you learned to be that way. Hateful, rageful, jealous, envious, all those nasty words and behaviors that humans do to each other. There’s only one sin my friend and that is that you don’t know you’re a child of God or have a clue as to what it means. If you did know what it means, you wouldn’t be hurting others or yourself. 

Brother Jesus came here to teach us about our goodness. Our value and worth.  The Golden Rule pretty much sums it all up. Treat others the way you want to be treated and life will be golden. Treat them like dirt and that’s what you will get back which reminds me of another story we’ve bought over the years.

Satan. Ah yes, that silver tongued devil who leads us into temptation. The guy Christians are terrified of. I’ll tell you a little secret but brace yourself, you might not like it. It’s been great having someone to blame for all of our shortcomings, but enough is enough. All these defects of character that we display are not the work of a devil but of humankinds will. It’s our will behind the stupid, horrible things we do. The drive for power, control of our lives and the lives of others around us. Those seven deadly sins, false pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony and sloth are all acts of human behavior and not some guy in a red suit who jumps into your body from time to time, plants a demon or two, leads you into temptation and then leaves. Nope. These are acts of human beings. I could write a whole book about this subject but I don’t want to. Suffice it to say, these acts do not take place because of some under world creature. This is human behavior and it’s because we are taught at a young age that we are sinners and that’s why Jesus died. We have nothing to strive for. We feel helpless right out of the gates of Sunday school.

So enough is enough. 2020 has been the year from Hell. It’s time for a new Christmas story that ends with hope, love, joy and understanding.

Jesus came here to teach us about ourselves. He is our example. He told us we would do greater works than he did. He loves humankind just like God does. God delights in each and every one of us. 

If you’ve had a crummy life, it is not God’s fault (thanks again religion for planting those seeds). Tomorrow is a brand new day, the beginning of a new year. It’s time for all of us to be hopeful about a new year and ya know what? If we have another crummy year, we’ll know how to do it. I don’t see another crummy year for us. I see lots of new lives for all of us. Positivity. Hope. New Beginnings. So lets all celebrate the Christ within all of us and if you don’t know what that means, ASK GOD to show you the Christ part of yourself. You’ll be utterly amazed at how cool IT is and YOU are. Get rid of that sinner word. Jesus did not die for your sins. What a garbage message that’s been. Jesus died because it was time for him to go. There was no more he could do. Sure, he could have stuck around and healed a few thousand more, but it was important for him to disappear so that we would start to recognize the gifts within ourselves, the Christ energy within us.

Jesus is our big brother. He came to introduce us to the Christ within ourselves and it’s up to us to find and celebrate this Christ energy. This is the new (old) Christmas story. Something I recently heard in a channeling is that we should end our prayers with In Christ’s Name Within All of Us We Pray.

I would like to add just a bit about the pandemic. As I said in the beginning, God did not do this to us. That isn’t a loving Father and that’s what Jesus told us over and over. God is a loving Father, not this angry, jealous God that religion has made him out to be. The pandemic was a HALT point for all of us. Our lives were crazy insane busy. Families were disjointed, everyone running somewhere, meeting some deadline or ridiculous practice. Jobs, companies were asking more and more of us and people were so afraid to lose their precious jobs, they were doing everything they were being asked, in spite of the messages from our bodies to slow down. The mighty dollar, search for some outer security, it was all too much for us and something had to stop us so we could do a do-over. Check out priorities, take care of our health, reconnect with our families. Yes, many many people have lost their lives, but if we look at this from a soul’s perspective, those soul’s are back home in Heaven and believe me, that’s where we all want to be. Heaven is truly Heaven. 

We have three more months of this stuff. The covid really got ramped up with all the travel people did between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so we will see numbers skyrocketing for three months. The vaccines will get out, so there is hope on the way. Check in with that beautiful light everyday and it will keep you safe. Follow those gut nudges. That is literally the Christ energy (GOD)  within you, always working to keep you safe. 

I better end here. It’s becoming a chapter, not a blog. Please enjoy this sweet little meditation I did yesterday at Lunch Vibe. I’ll see you in the New Year. 



P.S. Here’s our last podcast of the year.


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