The Afterlife of Billy Fingers
Once again, it’s been awhile. The last time I blogged I said that I didn’t get this new space for teaching my classes, but I ended up getting it and I’ve been working on it ever since which is why I haven’t taken the time to blog.
First of all, I’d like to say good morning to my friend John D. in Tuscon. I’ve referenced him before in my blogs as he is the man who sends me post cards when it’s time for me to blog again. John has recently been diagnosed with cancer and told me the other night he’s not going to do the chemo/radiation thing which I was glad to hear. He said he doesn’t want to spend his remaining time on earth puking and being sick all the time and I admire that choice. He sounded very at peace with the ending of his life coming soon. I’ve recently had a couple of other friends get diagnosed with cancer and both of them fought it really hard with the chemo and radiation and were so sick they didn’t do anything but sleep. No visits with family. No joy in their life. They did everything they could to kill the cancer and they ended up dying anyway. If we’re in sync with our life plan, we’ll know if the end is near or if this is a life experience our soul chose to have and should fight to survive. Hopefully some day down the road, doctors will have enough integrity to tell us the truth when diagnosed with cancer. Does it intuitively feel like we should fight or surrender and enjoy the time we have left. I’ve told God on many occasions, if I get cancer, I’ll know its my time to go and I will surround myself with family and friends and do whatever I can to enjoy the time I have left.
When my dear friend Dr. Marcie N. got cancer, we both had a knowing it was a life experience and not the end of her life and she did everything she could to survive, which she did. She didn’t get sick from the chemo or radiation. She just slept alot and took really good care of herself. She is alive today, many years later and has a deepened her appreciation for life even more than before.
Let’s move on to something I want to tell you about. It’s a book called The Afterlife of Billy Fingers by Annie Kagan. I’ve got so many thoughts about this book and it’s author. First of all, I highly recommend it. Many of you have read my book Echoes of the Soul and in the book I talk about the different levels in heaven. Levels 5 through 7 were hard to describe in words because it’s all so much more than just three dimensional words. It’s soul knowings. Here I go trying to find the words again and they elude me.
Billy Fingers did a great job of conveying those levels to his sister Annie and Annie did a great job of conveying them to us. What was interesting to me is that Billy seemed to experience those levels first and then experienced levels 1 through 4. It’s a fascinating read and I hope you read it.
The part that made me sad was Annie’s struggle with believing she wasn’t crazy and worrying about what others would say about her deceased bad boy brother “channeling” information to her about the afterlife. As I read each chapter she gets more and more peaceful about it and obviously by the end of the book she felt fine with “coming out” to the world about this wonderful information. I haven’t gotten to the end yet, so I can only assume she’s doing fine with it by now. Once you turn a manuscript in, it generally takes up to a year before it’s published, so the author has alot of time to prepare for people’s reactions.
When I was reading Annie’s struggle with sharing this information with others, I got on my high horse about religion being so irresponsible when it comes to talking about gifted people. When, when, when is this going to stop? This week In my Tuesday night psychic development class I talked to them about the Bible, specifically the gift of prophecy and told them there is alot of support in Corinthians about having this gift. Why is religion so irresponsible about this? There are so many gifted people out there in the world who are feeling so bad about what they can do. They try praying it away. They go to church to get counsel from their minister, pastor or rabbi, only to be told to stop doing it. WTF???
WAKE THE BLEEP UP. It’s the 21st Century. Stop with all the negativity and fear based crap that you teach people about the Gifts of the Spirit. I get so angry because I deal with this negativity on a daily basis. People ashamed to be related to me, people who say I’m delusional, ENOUGH with the negativity.
My mom has always told me to pray for those people and I will continue to. A few of them I’ve sent thank you notes to, for making me stronger in my mission to teach people the truth about the Gift of Prophecy. I’m grateful to people like Annie Kagan and all the other “new age” authors out there, sharing what they’ve learned about the afterlife, to ease people’s minds and help them prepare for that part of their journey.
Religion will tell you that the prophets only existed back in Biblical times and THAT my friends is a bunch of hooey. God continues to talk through modern day prophets to share important information with people and our job is to learn to discern between the good prophets and the not so good prophets. The Bible talks about both and tells us to learn to discern between the two. Jesus told us we’ll know in our hearts who speaks truth and who doesn’t and that is where our responsibility lies. Learning how to discern between the good and the not so good. And that carries through into all of our life experiences. Another life lesson we come to learn.
Okay, time to climb down from my high horse. As you can see, my buttons definitely get pushed when I see someone struggling with their gift because of what others will say. I’m so grateful that Annie came to terms with her gift. Check out The Afterlife of Billy Fingers. It’s a very good book. I don’t want it to end.
My new book, What Happens When We Die will be out in October. I’ll be back soon with info on an upcoming tour to Greece in October I’m doing with Dr. Eben Alexander, the best selling author of Proof of Heaven.
Have a sun filled day John.
Echo: I entered the Publishers Clearing House Search & Win. Because I’d been thinking of your Mother when driving home from my Mom’s I entered her name and found your blog. My Mother is 92 years old & just diagnosed with bone cancer which has apparently mestastasized from other cancers she either didn’t know existed or which she chose to ignore.
Your Mother has been so supportive in various important times in my life, I was thinking of her all the way home. I believe very strongly in synchronicity. I also believe those who’ve crossed over are so very near to us all the time.
When I went into the hospital for open heart surgery I called your Mom (2004) and she said “don’t worry you’ll be okay. And you have so many people in your room there will hardly be room for the surgery! Of course she was talking about all of those who love me who are on the other side.
I was sitting with my Mother today, with a friend who came along to provide comfort as well. Mother opened her eyes and said. This room sure is full. She meant all of the Energy of the Souls who are waiting for her. My dad’s been with her for the past several years sitting on the end on the twin bed that was his when he was with us on this plane. (When he’s not rescuing me from something).
Your blog about your Mother being ill from a couple years ago was very comforting, as was your blog from today.
Mother and I are spiritually content with the outcome of her passing whenever it comes. I know I’ll miss her terribly, but I will also know she and Father are but an arms length away from me when I need them.
Bless you in your work. I sure do miss talking to your Mom too. She has helped me through a boatload of trauma! Bless her as well!
Jana Shellman (wishladya)
PS I will try to find that book you recommend!
Hi just want to let you know I read the afterlife of Billy Fingers. It was a good book so I won’t spoil it only to say the ending kind of scared me a little bit. I really enjoy your emails/Facebook items and although I live in Michigan, much too far to attend any of your hometown functions, I still get a lot out of your communications. I also read yours and your brothers book very very good, and passed them along to my sister. Love to you. Peggy
Peggy, I can understand why the ending scared you a bit, but let me reassure you that it went that way because that’s what Billy wanted. We have free will always and can choose where we want to be in Heaven. No worries.
I have a friend who lives in Allegan, Mich. Is that anywhere near you?
I just love your blog echo. I have gone the last couple of years to the psychic symposium just to see you speak. I have purchased, read and re-read many of your books and recommend them often in spirituality group at the treatment center I work at. I just wanted to let you know that your blog reaches me and I just love reading your thoughts and what you are up too. Keep up the good work and I will continue looking forward to your posts! (and I will buy your next book…it’s on my amazon list).
P.S. Do you do any speaking engagements to talk about your new book?
P.S.S. Is your book going to be avail on Kindle format? I’ll buy it either way but I prefer Kindle format and I don’t see that as a option for pre order.
Echo, love your forcefulness; seems like that is an important tone right now. Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much for being here and being true. You say it as it is in your books and in life. So much love for you. xo
This was absolutely an amazing post. Echo, you are so inspirational and reading your books has always made me feel better and more positive about life. I am looking forward to reading the book you recommended. Its sounds amazing!
I agree with you about Religion and prophets. What bothers me is when they say any prophet/psychic that is not Christian is from the devil. I’ve had people question me about my beliefs when I have had messages come through. It angers me and hurts me at the same time. It’s because of those responses that makes me even hesitate to tell any message I may get.
Amen Echo! Well Said! Gift of Prophecy is definately for these times as well as times of old. Thank you for continuing to be a Great Light and Spiritual Teacher. All my love.
I read this book and also didn’t want it to end. I have read a lot of books on Life after Death, reincarnation, etc. and this is right up there as one of the best! I am not religious, and don’t go to church, but I did go to Sunday school as a small child. But I really don’t remember a time when I didn’t believe in God. I have always prayed at night for other people, and even during the day, when I get a great parking spot, or anything else good that happens during the day, I just say, “Thanks God” I think people make too much out of how you should talk to God. Just talk, he really does hear you.
The ending of Billy…bothered me too. It felt like disappearing. I thought, “is that all there is?” It is a huge struggle to call myself a Christian and allow myself to accept a paranormal reality, other than demonic. Now, supernatural is A-OK for Christians as long as it refers to good and evil and God’s power to work in our lives. That means that I have to doubt myself and my intuition because I don’t want to be a “New Age”, all is me and I am all and I don’t need Jesus, kind of person, because Jesus is alive for me. I fear being deceived.