I had an interesting thought today that I want to run by you but first I want to say good morning to my friend John in Tucson. I hope you’re having a great day John.

I had an email this morning from a woman who’s been going through a tough challenge in her life and her question to me was “why does God do this to us?”

Having come from religion that teaches us everything we experience comes from God often as a test, to a place of KNOWING that the God of my understanding does not DO the mean stuff to us, it made me sad to remember that a large portion of the population still believes the old religious way.

I thought back to my own “God path” which started in the Presbyterian church, then the Baptist church, and then getting on a spiritual path when I joined AA. Getting to know God has been a major part of my life this time and I wondered this morning if that is one of the major life experiences we sign up to accomplish in our lifetimes. It would make sense that at some point in our evolution/consciousness, every one of us needs to really get to know the REAL God and not just the God written about 4000 years ago.

So what if it is part of our life experience to get to know the REAL God? What would that look like? How would we go about doing that? Simply go to church? It was never enough for me. I always wanted more, more, more. I wanted to feel God deep inside. I always had a knowing that there was so much more to this diety than what I was learning about in Sunday school or confirmation class.

Realizing that our inner voice is the voice of God has been the most valuable way for me to get to know God.

Meditation has been great. Sitting in the silence and focusing on that light within helps us feel our connection with God. Asking God to reveal himself/herself to me has also been extremely powerful. I wrote a book called Look for the Good and You’ll Find God which is all short stories, experiences that I’ve had with God that showed me, taught me, about the REAL God and it’s been quite different than the God talked about in the Old Testament.

So back to my question. What would your life look like if the one thing you came into this lifetime to experience was getting to know the real God? Would it be any different than the life you already have? Would you look at it from a different perspective maybe? Instead of looking at all the bad stuff as coming from God, what about if we looked at everything as a opportunity for us to know and understand the REAL God?

I think it’s kind of a cool thought to think of everything as a way for us to get closer to God and to understand Him/Her.

Like I said in the beginning, I had this thought that I wanted to share with you. Let your mind wander to all the experiences in your life that stand out the most and see if they weren’t in some way, an invitation to get to know the real God.

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. Debbie on June 28, 2013 at 3:05 am

    A beautiful post, Echo. Thank you. I don’t know if the “one” thing I came into this life was to know the real G-d but it has certainly become a central part of my being, and I feel blessed because of it!

  2. Deborah on June 29, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I give thanks for all my blessings daily, and know that inner voice is God living through me, and guiding me. I really feel that love, that is there for all of us. Thanks Echo, I am so happy to have you in my life!

  3. Mary Ann on July 3, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Thanks for those insights, gives me something to ponder. As a person raised in the Catholic faith who as an adult has decided God isn’t fear or guilt based, yet I still questioned why some things are allowed by God. Finding my own understanding of God makes the relationship much more real.

  4. Jigar on November 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Echo, I have been reading aruond the world with Emett Fox and I love you take on today’s reading. I to have had to retrain myself to not use God’s name in vain as you explained it. I was shocked at what a habit it was. God only wants love for us not disaster, illness and other craziness. He/she has always promised to be there for us and Jesus came to remind us of our inward connection. I hope everyone can find their hearts desire. Echo is correct ask your heart and trust your intuition. Love you Echo!!

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