Material or Spiritual Possessions?

I’m having another interesting experience today that I would like to blog about. Some of you might wonder if the kind of thing I’m writing about today is possible, and I can assure you it is.
My soul does a lot of traveling, and every once in awhile I’m privy to where she goes. Most of the information I write about in my books comes from my work with souls.

This morning my physical body was awakened by someone pounding on my door. My soul was definitely out of my body and I couldn’t physically move. I couldn’t open my eyes or speak. My body just lay in bed while my soul was very busy with many, many souls who are leaving the planet this week.

It was fascinating to watch this whole scenario take place. The person at my front door continued knocking. Then my home phone rang followed by my cell phone. I could not move a muscle. My soul came into my bedroom quickly to tell my body that there was a flower delivery and not to worry. That she’d be back in time to get it before it got too cold. My body made a sound, as if to say thank you and then my soul was off again.

I was literally right in the middle of both worlds. This side and the other side. There was a lot of chaos. I could see there was a very large group of souls who were waiting in line to get into heaven but they were very upset. They were upset about not being able to take their possessions with them.

Rings seemed very important. Their rings defined a certain status on earth and now what would they do without their rings. How would people know about them if they didn’t have their rings? Or their cars or their clothes? Clothes show a lot about a person. And now they didn’t have clothes. Their homes. They had worked so hard on their homes. And all the things they had collected over the years.

I could see other souls like myself trying to help these people understand that their life on earth was over and they were now being born into life on the other side but this particular group of people was very upset about it.

The whole scene reminded me of a plane full of people that were not going to their destination, or should I say the destination their physical body thought they were going to. Their souls had a different destination in mind and many of them were shouting:

Do-over. I want a do-over!

They were starting to realize life was not about material possessions. It was about how much their soul developed. What gems of knowledge was their soul carrying home with them. There were so many of them crying.

As I sit here at the keyboard typing as fast as I can to get all of this down, my soul is still out of my body and my body is craving chocolate which means she wants to feel more grounded.

I ask my inner guidance if I’m meant to share this information in a blog and I get a resounding YES. We’ve all been talking about 2012 all year and we are now just days away from its beginning.

There has been a shift in the last week that has been pretty intense energetically. If you are paying attention, this week you are feeling a lot more love than you have for some time. You might think it’s because of the holidays but it’s actually about so much more than that. This new energy has been healing our hearts so that we can open them back up and love deeply again.

I think of someone in my life who shut his heart down many years ago. Instead of opening up his heart, he simply finds fault with everyone so that he doesn’t have to open his heart ever again and that makes me so sad for him. At one time he was a very loving person but the hard knocks of life came knocking and he shut that loving heart of his down as tight as he could.

Over the years many people have shut off that love valve to protect themselves from getting hurt, but they are causing a great deal of hurt to themselves by being shut off. I would venture to say that right now the Universe is saying open up your heart and love each other. Live your life in love rather than fear, anger or hurt. Start seeing yourself as a soul-being rather than just a physical being. Look at your life from your soul’s perspective which is always about learning from everything you experience here on earth. Start building up your spiritual possessions.

Today when I was hearing all these voices saying:

“What about my rings, what about my money, how will people know about me if I don’t take those things with me,” I heard my soul telling them that people would know them by their energy. Their auras. What they truly are is energy. And the more we grow spiritually, the bigger and healthier our soul’s energy is.

I need to go and just be with this experience for awhile but I guess the words that I want to leave you with are how much of your identity is wrapped up in your material possessions? If you suddenly died today would you be happy with who you are and feel content taking JUST YOU back home to heaven or would you be upset like all the souls I’m seeing who only thought of themselves as a physical being? Who totally identified themselves by their material possessions? It’s definitely food for thought.

Happy Holidays seems like such a trite thing to say after all that, but I mean it. I hope you have a blessed holiday.



P.S. When I finally came back into my body, I checked the front door and found that someone very dear to me had sent me an adorable plant in a Christmas pitcher along with a big box of CHOCOLATES.

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. Sharon Petersen on December 23, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Thank you for both your posts today. They were a wonderful gift.

  2. Diane on December 23, 2011 at 12:31 am

    What would I do without you Ec to enlighten my whole being. I thank God for you and the impact you have in this world of ours. I give thanks for the many many lightworkers throughout the world who are holding the energy during this transitory time. Christmas Blessing and Love to all. May the Christ Consciousness birth openings and blessings abundant and made manifest is 2012. Love you Ec, Diane

  3. Carolyn Soucek Erickson on December 23, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I love this! Thank you. I’m losing someone very close to me (well, he is 86). I know he will be in this same boat, but then he will see his wife…!!!! 🙂

  4. Malu on December 23, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Very interesting! I was talking to my friend over diner today, exactly about how spirits recognize each other and how it’s done through the energy we have and our vibes. Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. Mary Strand on December 23, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Best. Blog. Ever. 🙂

  6. Anne Pryor on December 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Echo, thank you for sharing your amazing soul experiences. Can you share 5 tips to help us build up our soul possessions? Holiday blessings, Anne Pryor

    • Echo Bodine on December 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      Anne, thoughts that come to me immediately are:
      • Live by the Golden Rule
      • Look for the gem in every life experience. Get a copy of my book Look for the Good and You’ll find God and it will give you great examples of how to do that.
      • And of course, the one we all know which is to live by our inner voice.

  7. Lisa on December 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Your blog reminds me of a bible verse that’s something like: ‘Where your treasures are, your heart will be also’. In other words, are your treasures here on earth or in heaven? I’ve never had the experience of being in both worlds at once but I’ve definitely experienced soul travel while asleep. The alarm clock startled me awake but as you said, I couldn’t move at first and when I did my muscles felt so weak I was shaking all over. It felt like my soul had ‘rushed’ back in when I got startled awake. I also wrote down all my ‘travels’ so I wouldn’t forget. A work friend I’ve kept in touch with for over 20 yrs. just passed away yesterday. I know she will be one of those helping the ones you mentioned Echo. She was and is a very beautiful soul, always helping others. Thank you Echo for your love and wisdom.

    • Echo Bodine on December 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      Oh Lisa, you’re right. That’s a very good Bible reference. I hate it when my soul feels rushed to get back into the body. For all of you reading this, when the alarm goes off and you can barely move, hit the snooze button and let your soul slowly drift back into the body. If you make yourself get up quickly, you will feel like you got up on the wrong side of the bed. It’s not a fun feeling.

  8. dpinkandy on December 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Such a cool post! I’ve been getting the ‘simplicity’ message all over and to hear this just reinforces its correctness. Thank you SO much for sharing! Also very interesting that SO many souls are leaving now…

    • Echo Bodine on December 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Your comment reminds me of something I read in one of the astrology reports I’ve had done over the years. One of my lessons this lifetime is to learn simplicity. It said I was a teacher in past lives, but I got too heady. Too intellectual and people had a hard time grasping what I was saying. That one of my life lessons is to learn simplicity and when I first read it, I thought it was stupid. But as I got older, I started to realize the value in keeping it simple. People email me long, wordy, intellectual things all the time and I delete them.

      When Jesus spoke to the crowds, he knew how to reach the un-educated 7 year olds and the educated 70 year olds and that is a gift in itself. Simplicity is the name of the game. . .

  9. Deb Z on December 24, 2011 at 2:59 am

    I feel the same way Diane does. Her words were perfect, thanks meditation but I was at Wednesday’s psychic class and I must tell you that your meditation changed my world. I cried like a baby and throughout the night I was aware several times of a wondrous healing going into my body by angels. I cannot even describe the depth and strength of them. Each time I also saw very dark or black geometric figures like those mentioned by others in class that night. I awoke with a feeling of deep deep love and it has stayed with me. As others have said, people stare at me and want to be near me or just touch me. God and his unspeakable love has rocked my world and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us in 2012. Bless you.

  10. Mary C Kiernan on December 26, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I am so moved by this post. I have been feeling more love lately. This week I was trying to figure a way to offer blessings to the residents in the nursing home where I work. It came to me that I could give hand massages to whomever would accept them and offer a myself to be a conduit of blessing for the recipients, allowing the energy to flow through me and be a source of healing to the people that I serve. As I travel to work, which is a long commute for me, I often pray that if this is the last time that I will make the journey that I try to give as much love, and travel with as much love as I am humanly able to do, and I ask that Jesus help me to be a blessing to those that I will meet for this day.Thank you Echo for sharing this message.

  11. Echo Bodine on December 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I wrote a follow up post! Possessions: A Follow-up And More. Thanks for all your comments. And thanks for continuing to live by your inner voice. 2012 here we come.

  12. Shelley B on December 27, 2011 at 2:44 am

    A true eye opener, makes me want to be kinder, more compassionate instead of trying to nail down every Dooney and Bourke that appears on my TV and Computer screen but then again, I’m truly a work in progress!!!

  13. Stephanie on January 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I hate to say it, but sometimes I need validation on what I notice or feel to be true (a work in progress.) I wasn’t looking for validation, but it is what I found. Around the time you were writing this blog (I just read it today, 1/5), I was surrounded by the arms of love. In fact, my husband noticed the same thing. It had been a very long time, and it felt awesome. Unfortunately, it lasted only for 2 weeks, but I long for the time when it returns.
    I was also fascinated by the description of your soul’s journey. In the past weeks, there have been so many deaths, more than I can remember ever happening in such a short period of time – all between Thanksgiving and New Years. (My pastor was commenting on the same thing.) One of those deaths was my father-in-law. Your description of those looking for their “rings”, “money”, “homes”, fit him to a tee. He validated his “status” by what he owned on earth, often neglecting personal relationships. I imagine having wrapped so much energy into that type of existence, it was difficult to realize that material things don’t matter. I am sure he is one of the souls you experienced. He always makes himself known…and heard! Spirit works in surprising ways, Thanks for sharing Echo!!

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