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 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