Lots of thoughts today

There are so many things on my mind today so I’ll be doing my usual jumping around from subject to subject.

My first thought has to do with how intense everything is for people. And ALOT of people haven’t gotten the memo about the world NOT coming to an end, so there are ALOT of very fearful people living their lives in a state of panic.

That thought leads me to my next thought which is about suffering. Something very interesting came to me about suffering in the last couple of weeks and I’ve seen it play out over and over with people. PEOPLE BELIEVE THEY NEED TO SUFFER……………

Where did we get this belief and how can we get rid of it? We got it from religion because that’s what they believe, BUT WE CAN CHOSE TO BELIEVE DIFFERENTLY. This belief permeates everything we do and it’s AWFUL. Is this really what God wants for us is to suffer? Is this the message that Jesus brought to us?

NO, NO AND MORE NO’S.

In my readings with people, I’m seeing people so stuck in this belief that no matter how good life gets, they seem to crawl back into that suffering mode. That belief coupled with feeling they don’t deserve anything good is really destroying people’s hope or desire to keep going. WE NEED TO CHANGE THIS and that’s what 2012 is about. Breaking out of the old patterns and learning how to actually be happy. Feeling deserving of happiness. People talk about wanting that, but these old patterns run very deep in our souls, and that’s what needs to shift this year. Breaking out of the old patterns and trying life a different way.

I’m thinking about doing an on line video class that addresses this whole area. Oh my goodness, just when I typed that sentence, a hummingbird flew right up to my window. it was so sweet. I looked up the meaning of hummingbirds in Ted Andrews Animal Speaks Pocket Guide and it says “Dreams and new joy are within reach-opportunity for accomplishment, along with promising success and renewed health.”

I love it. I’ll meditate on the class idea more and let you know if it’s a go.

Something that’s really been bothering me lately is that I’m not sure if my work as a psychic is as much of a help to people as I want it to be. I answer people’s questions and bring through guidance that they need, but is that really helping them on their journey to grow spiritually? Are they learning to rely on their inner voice if I or other psychics are giving them all the information? In my book Echoes of the Soul, I mention that old chinese proverb about “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” I don’t want to give someone a fish for a day. I want to teach them to fish for themselves. Teach them to get their own answers.

When I get emails like I did this morning begging me to get someone in for a reading immediately, or other requests saying they must speak to me right away, or the many requests I’m getting from people asking for free readings, I sit back and wonder what good any of this is doing.

Some of the readings are very significant and I’m always grateful to do those. The ones that have helped the person understand their life path better and steer them in the direction of their spirituality. But the majority of the questions are answers they can get for themselves, if they would take the time to pray and meditate.

It’s something we all need to learn how to do eventually so I’m going to make a change in the work I do.

I’m not sure at this point how that will look, but I want to make a shift from being a psychic to more of a teacher that teaches people how to fish for themselves.

2012 is a big year of shifts. They are happening all year. People’s lives are changing and shifting if they will allow the changes to take place. Many will resist change and they will have health challenges. Many will stay stuck in that suffering mode.

I just had the most interesting picture in my head of a bunch of graves being un-earthed and the message that came is that whatever is making you feel dead needs to shift this year. Up-root the old. Get rid of it and learn how to be happy. OMG. Just now when I typed that, a big beautiful robin was standing right outside my window, so I looked up it’s meaning and it says “A new spring is upon you. Trust in your new creative idea’s. Stretch yourself into new area’s. Your efforts will be rewarded.” Seems to be the morning of signs from the Universe. I love it.

Last but not least is a CD special I want to offer you for the rest of May. I want to do something to help you make the shifts you need to and reach for some happiness. I made a guided meditation CD a few months ago called A Healing for Your Body and it’s very cool. I’ve had many great comments from people that use this CD on a regular basis to get healing for their body, mind and soul. It’s originally $15.00 and we’re offering $3.00 off.

Go to my store page: https://echobodine.com/store.htm Add the download to the shopping cart and use discount code DISC30 for a special $3 discount. The discount code is good until the end of the month. Suffering is not an attribute. It doesn’t get us gold medals in heaven. It keeps a wedge between us and God and this is not how we are intended to live. I don’t care what religion believes. This is not how we are to live our lives.

It’s an old belief imbedded deep in our souls but we can get rid of it. Believe it or not, we come here to learn how to be happy. To prosper. To know abundance. To know joy and laughter. To truly feel alive.SO LETS’ DO IT.

Stay safe this week end and don’t forget to check in with your intuition when making plans. It will never steer you wrong.

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