Sometimes There Is No Next Time

Recently I saw this sign that said “Sometimes there is no next time, no time out, no second chance. Sometimes it’s now or never.” Alan Bennett, English Playwright

Those words have been ringing in my mind pretty strong since waking up this morning so I’d like to share my thoughts. There’s been so many different signs lately about people who are not doing their emotional work and I worry about them. People who know they have un-resolved emotional baggage, but refuse to do anything about it. Focusing on other people rather than looking at themselves. The reason I worry is because people don’t realize that our un-resolved emotional issues go with our soul when we die.

Friday night I posted the question on Twitter and Facebook, “When you get to the other side, what would you regret not doing more of when you were living?” and it was fun to read people’s answers. My answer is to dance more. I love to dance and don’t do much of it anymore. I’d like to dance like Pharrel in his Happy Video.

Believe it or not, right now all this intense energy we’re experiencing is for our benefit. It’s there to push us to get our healing in order. To get rid of the baggage that holds us back. We stay stuck in these little pockets of life memories and don’t realize how much they are handicapping our progress. I’m amazed at how much people will put themselves through to avoid looking at their pain.

Today is Father’s Day and alot of people are naturally thinking about their dads. What kind of dad they are or were, did they fill our needs, were they there for us? What legacies did they leave us? How much are we like them? What imprints did they leave on us? Mine was a tough old bird, complicated and wise, insensitive and yet very sensitive. As I said today on Facebook, he taught me many things that at the time didn’t seem relevant, but now as a step parent, they are all relevant. I’ve come to see him in a whole different light since living with my 20 year old step-son. I wish my dad would have gone home to Heaven without his baggage but that was his choice and the good news is that there’s plenty of help available on the other side.

The key to figuring out what we’re working hard not to heal is what are we resisting the most?

Mine is giving up sugar. I LOVE SUGAR. It’s been my friend since I was born. It nurtures me, makes me happy, makes life sweet, comforts me when I’m sad, calms me down when I’m mad, takes away my loneliness. It’s available everywhere. Doesn’t ask anything of me other than a tiny portion of money to purchase it. I’m especially happy when it’s surrounded in dark chocolate.

It also puts weight on me, inflames my body, makes me pre-diabetic and acting like a crazy person when it isn’t near by. I woke up this morning with this strong desire to change it and as always fear sets in when thinking about trying to get through life without it. I know all the helpful words. Easy does it. One day at a time. Keep it simple.

“Sometimes there is no next time, no time out, no second chances. Sometimes it’s now or never.”Alan Bennett

The message I intended to focus on in this blog is what Alan Bennett said. My intention was to say, love the people in your life, say the things you want to say to them, live your life as if there is no next time, but the blog took a left turn and I ended up talking about setting ourselves free from whatever is keeping us in bondage. As I sit here staring out at this beautiful sunny day, wondering how to end this blog, it occurs to me that this is all connected. Setting ourselves free, not taking life for granted, living in the now fully, knowing that there may not be a next time. That’s good. I like it.

Enjoy your day……………….and as always, thanks for visiting the new website.


P.S. If you know you have things to heal, but aren’t sure how or what they are, I strongly recommend you get a copy of the fourth book I wrote called My Big Book of Healing (formerly called A Passion to Heal). About ten years ago, my guides met with me everyday for almost a year to help me write a very thorough book on healing. We would write one chapter at a time, take a little break and then tackle the next chapter which sometimes took a week or two to write. It is a very thorough book on the issues that wound us and also has a wonderful suggestion on what to do to heal those wounds.

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