Choppy Waters

My webmaster is a fantastic writer and this morning’s message is no exception. I want to share this with you because it seems we’re all in the same boat right now. Here is today’s blog from Chris LaFontaine of Lightsmith. If you’d like to leave a comment, you can do so at the bottom of the page. If you’d like to leave a comment for Chris, please see his original post here.

“Such a strange time. Every morning I arise and proceed with my day, pretending it’s business as usual. Yet, nothing is as usual. Plans often change in a moment, assuming I’ve had the energy to follow through on plans at all. Sometimes I just sit in my chair, thinking about what I could be doing, or reflecting on what used to be interesting but no longer calls to me. Even distractions like television or internet seem less tolerable and more annoying. Is it just me? Tell me it’s not just me.

From what I’ve been seeing, people are moving through various stages of transition that may include some kind of non-specific grief, a level of anxiety one can’t quite put a finger on, another round of dealing with old issues, or even a radical disconnection from something once held dear. Or maybe all of the above. Others have entered a state of relative calm, feeling confident that we are being steered through choppy waters toward clear sailing on a new course.

As much as we seek to integrate the positive aspects of change and hunker down through emotional trials, many challenges on a physical level have recently loomed large. I’d be surprised if you haven’t been working with something physical that perhaps came on unexpectedly, hopefully triggering something to clarity. I’m sure there is a wide spectrum of experiences as we collectively move through this time of energetic acceleration. Viruses, colds, transformation flu…. call it what you will, these all represent some process of the body as it adjusts itself relative to its changing environment.

I’m also betting that most of us are still recipients of occasional reminders that prod us to deeper self-examination. Those reminders point toward old patterns and programs that serve to clarify what still needs acknowledgment or attention. All of those mechanisms we used to survive the rigors of duality don’t just disappear on their own. Remember the many predictions of the great awakening and becoming conscious as creator within creation? How clever that certain bits were left out of the grand visions for change, like the part where we would get to process. And process. And, well, you know. Because becoming conscious includes dealing with whatever has been relegated to the unconscious. Say what!?

As I was writing this update I flashed back to childhood visits at my grandmother’s house. She would serve milk to us in mugs that had a small, ceramic animal cast into the bottom. On the side of the mug was written “What’s at the bottom of the cup?” We had to drink our milk to find out. I was thinking about the unconscious and the need for it to empty as we transition to a new reality. Just as we get near to completion, there sits a significant object we’ve finally uncovered. Um, kind of like saving the best for last? And just as we’re sure there couldn’t possibly be anything left in the unconscious because “I’ve dealt with that”, the final reveal informs us otherwise. Yes, we have additional opportunities to face our most resilient nemesis, but we also find that they are now to be forever vanquished. Oh, and let’s not forget the karmic goodies, the personal narratives that are coming to completion as the last chapter closes on the old story. Forget the sound of one hand clapping, I say multiple, loud ovations are in order.

Along with fielding assorted symptoms from this large shift, many of us remain clueless about the future. Or, perhaps more accurately, we may feel more clueless than ever about what is next in our lives. Some days I wonder how everything is going to work out, yet at the end of each day I notice that I am still here and somehow things have continued to organize themselves, often with much synchronicity. I’m not sure how that happens, but I find relief in knowing there is a big story of which I’m a part and that it’s not truly up to me to make it all work. As for that part of you that sometimes just doesn’t feel like doing anything, know that it’s okay to sometimes be less active despite any self-imposed to-do list. Listen to your body, listen to Life and listen to yourself. Your navigator knows the way.

And today’s bit of trivia: Did you know that the heat from forest fires pops open the cones of pines and spruce trees, forcefully ejecting the many seeds destined to sprout from the ashes of the forest floor? Life has mastered the intricacies of transitions and transformations, and through its cycles we are constantly being remade. I admit that this current bit of upgrading may be more than a bit challenging, but I also trust that Life knows what it is doing. We may not feel engulfed in flames, but the acceleration of the energy is certainly heating things up.

It might be that grand movements sweeping us into new lives are not yet in motion, but like seeds fertilized by the remains of the fire, sprouts of possibility and potential are starting to show themselves. New growth is inevitable, and even visible if you look beyond the ashes. So, I’m curious, do you feel popped and re-seeded or are you still feeling the heat, ready to burst? It doesn’t really matter where you are in the process, because the outcome you have chosen is assured. It’s working out the details that is keeping us busy. Carry on.”


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


  1. Mary Cuff on November 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I love this “Choppy Waters,” article! This is right on with what is going on with me personally, my family and our universe right now. Thank you for sharing! The Divine is extraordinary!!

  2. Joyce on November 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    REALLY TRUE..RIGHT NOW!! Thank-You Chris and Thank-You Echo for passing this on..I’m not crazy!!!

  3. Debbie Scheriff on November 1, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    WOW! Yes! Me too! Still feeling the heat! Grateful to know I’m not alone and am not ‘making it up’ or ‘crazy’. Yikes!

  4. debra on November 1, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    The energy is heavy but knowing how to let go and stay positive I have been receiving good luck in all things. Wisdom and companion and a little trust creates the magic carpet ride.

  5. LYNN PUTNAM on November 1, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I received this article yesterday from another friend. It is so right on with what is going on in my life. The fact that this is the 2nd time I received this article in 24 hrs, I’m paying closer attention universe! This month, I’m experiencing a renewal and a transformation. My life is about to change and I’m really excited about it and trusting that I’ve been guided through each step in a process with so many messages from the universe throughout this process. I trust that it will all work out and I will be able to move forward in my soul’s journey for the purpose I came to Earth. Thanks for this article Echo!

  6. Patty R. on November 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Oh man, this was just what I needed! When I noticed the e-mail from you, Echo, I actually said to myself that I hope she has something to say about what’s going on lately because I can’t quite figure it out. Glad to hear it’s not just me that’s been facing so much stuff and I hope the worst is over.

    Thank you, Echo; I greatly appreciated this.

  7. Sandra on July 18, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    HAe#.!!!!awesom!!I&!8217;ve got two HUGE rolls. Bought 3 years ago.mine has palm trees…(With your inspiration in mind I think I might just finally have that pool cover I’ve been wanting.)

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