Is Heaven for Real?

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Echo Bodine

Echo Bodine

Last night I saw the new movie Heaven is for Real and I was very touched by it. It’s the story of a four-year-old boy named Colton Burpo who went to heaven when his body was being operated on and he came back to share his experiences with his family. Sounds sweet and innocent, like a child with a great imagination, but this young boy actually had this experience and it turned quite a few lives upside down.

His father just happens to be the pastor of a local church and to watch his struggles with Colton’s accounts of heaven reminded me of the consciousness of our planet. The reaction of the parishioners compounded the confusion and anger about this little boy’s experience.

It was eye-opening for me because I’ve become so ingrained in the belief that there is life after death and that Heaven is the most beautiful safe place that we will ever experience. That was one of Colton’s comments: “No one will hurt me here.”

He saw Angels and Jesus. He sat on Jesus’ lap. The angels giggled when he asked if they would sing a different song. He met others in Heaven that I won’t share because that was part of the fun of the movie.

Yesterday in our local Star and Tribune newspaper I read a movie review by Rick Bentley of the Fresno Bee who says “The film based on a true story is strongest when it focuses on real life.” The accounts of Heaven     ARE REAL LIFE and it annoys the hell out of me that people who have no consciousness about this do the reviews. He criticizes many of the things in the movie.

what happens when we dieIf you’ve read any of my books, you know that I had an out-of-body experience many years ago where I was allowed to go to heaven and see for myself if it’s real or not. I’ve written about it in most of my books because it’s important information to share. Everything that was said in the movie is exactly as I saw it. The best selling book that was written about Colton’s experience had a theological mode to it and I was disappointed in that simply because Heaven is so much bigger than our theological idea’s of what it’s like.

I woke up today wondering if this movie will help to shift the consciousness about Heaven and God. As Bentley says, this movie will undoubtedly spark many debates and I’m sure many people will chalk this whole thing up to a child’s imagination which will be very unfortunate. People have a chance to open their minds and their hearts to the truths that are out there and many people will choose to cling to their old fearful beliefs and die afraid.

My hat is off to Director Randall Wallace for sticking to the story and not adding a bunch of fake computer generated images to make the movie “more spectacular.” He did the book justice and I think created a very beautiful movie.

I would also say the timing is perfect. Holy week. Passover. Easter. I hope you get a chance to see the movie. There is so much sweet innocence and truth in it and we can all use a good dose of that.

I hope you have a blessed weekend.

Love,

Echo

For information on upcoming e-courses with Echo, click here.

Online Psychic Development: Next class begins Monday, April 14

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World-renowned psychic, healer, author and teacher Echo Bodine presents:

Online Psychic Development for Beginners

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      You don’t need to “be psychic” to take this workshop! This interactive course will take you through a wide range of engaging activities, all designed to open you up to your innate intuitive abilities—your soul’s gifts. NOW WITH PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE and biweekly teleseminars. Ask Echo your questions live!

Next Session:  April 14, 2014

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW $197 for the 6 week class. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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This interactive 6-week course is designed to open you up to your innate intuitive abilities. In her warm, engaging style, Echo will coach you to explore those “coincidences” that you may have been experiencing. Through video lectures, live teleseminars, blog posts, and other activities, this class will cover:

        • How to interpret the “coincidences” in our lives
        • Connecting with Spirit Guides
        • Using psychic protection and clearing to protect yourself from becoming a “psychic sponge”
        • Using grounding to keep ourselves in the “real world.”

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The Four Psychic Gifts You’ll also learn about the Psychic Gifts: Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, and Clairgustance. The course’s activities will help you to interpret what you see and coach you to better define, understand and practice your own unique gifts.

Course Pacing

Although there is a suggested learning path, you’ll have the ability to complete the content on your own time at whatever time of day works best for you. Anticipate devoting about 3-4 hours of your time per week throughout the duration of this series.

The goal of this course isn’t for you to drop your day job and pick up a crystal ball, but who knows? You may discover a hidden talent that’s been waiting to be discovered. Whatever the outcome, you will have given yourself a gift that will last a lifetime.

Technology Requirements

All you’ll need is a computer, internet access, a Facebook account and an email address.

Price

One payment of $197. Click HERE TO register.

Questions?

Write to course instructor Leigh Hopkins at leighopkins@gmail.com.

“I highly recommend this course. It has an easy-to-use online format. I enjoyed meeting like-minded people from around the world, and it answered many questions that I couldn’t find answers for elsewhere. The teaching videos bring a one on one personal feeling to the course, as does the personal attention given to each student. This course has also helped me to open up my psychic awareness right from the privacy of my own home. The students themselves are an amazing group of people that love, pray and encourage each other every step of the way. This is a gift for your soul.” —Leslie

Echo’s Blog: The New Energy

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It’s Sunday, April 6th and the sun is shining here in the Twin Cities.  I actually have my office windows open. Oh my gosh, what a winter.

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Echo Bodine

This morning while meditating, I asked nature if she was done with winter here in Minnesota and it feels like it. April is always such a questionable month because it’s been known to snow until May around here, but there’s a different feeling in the air today. It’s so nice to see grass again, even if it is an odd color right now.

What a week. Two deaths and a birth.

For the two that have physically died, they have now begun a new life on the other side and to the little darling born two days ago, welcome to earth Grace Margaret.

If you’ve read my blogs in the past, I’ve always started out by saying hello to my good friend John Daltrey down in Tucson. John was one of the people who died last week. For years John has sent me a post card whenever he thought it was time for another blog. I’m going to miss those post cards. It’s nice to know he’s no longer suffering in his cancer-filled body, and that my sweet friend Barbie no longer has cancer or Alzheimer’s. It must be great for her to be out of that body. It will take awhile for her soul to get used to being healthy again and I’m glad she’s on that road now.

The new energy hit yesterday which a lot of astrologers have been talking about. For months I’ve been getting this really cool image of the beginning of April, a lot of white light, healing energy coming to Earth and I’ve been curious to see what it was going to be like. Friday and Saturday were a bit combobulating (not sure if that’s even a word!) and now today feels calmer.

I wish I could help people see the gift we’ve just been given. Light, light and more healing light. Positive energy, changes are coming. Good changes.

The image that comes to me is a new garden. What seeds have you been planting in your garden? What are your desires for life. Are you letting go of old friends, un-happy jobs, old material possessions?

monet givernyHave old memories been coming up that no longer serve your life? Cleaning out the emotional files you’ve been holding on to?

March was brutal in an emotional sense. We had a lot of awarenesses of the things we’ve been holding on to and now this new energy came in and said, “here, let me help you get rid of this.”

Some people have been very anxious about this new energy and have sent emails asking if this is something they should be afraid of. If you think about it, that’s kind of a goofy question. Should I live in fear for what might come into my life???

What the astrologer Nancy Jernander said is that if people have been doing their work they’ll be fine. If they haven’t, this new energy will affect them possibly in a harsh way.

An example comes to mind of an alcoholic. That soul came to earth to deal with their addictions but they keep pretending they don’t have any issues. Their significant other might be living with their head buried in the sand also and think they don’t have any issues either. That’s the elephant in the room. And for people with that kind of situation going on, they will feel this energy pushing them to take care of business.

This energy wants us to be happy and in this particular situation that I just mentioned, no one is happy if they are living with addictions or with an addict. Other situations that come to mind are mental illness. We know when we are living with someone with mental illness but a lot of people sweep it under the rug because of the un-comfortableness of talking about it. Those kinds of situations will also be coming to the surface. People don’t need a psychic to tell them if they have issues. It’s a simple matter of asking yourself what are you resisting giving up or looking at.

We are going to continue to see secrets exposed in big business, government and the church. It’s time. But there’s nothing to be afraid of. This is all good.

THE UNIVERSE WANTS YOU TO BE HAPPY. GOD WANTS YOU TO BE HAPPY. I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY. So whatever is keeping you from being happy is what needs looking at.

Make friends with this new energy. Don’t live in fear of it. Nancy J said in her talk Friday night that this energy is going to be here for a very long time, so let’s get used to living with positiveness in our life rather than fear, anxiety, depression and confusion.

 spirit guides_circleThe last thought I want to share today is that if you are feeling as if your deceased loved ones are trying to communicate with you, you haven’t lost your mind. They are. Our loved ones on the other side are working hard at letting us know what we can look forward to. They look at their lives from a different perspective now and see the importance of doing what we come here to do.

Every year I hear psychics say that the veil that separates us from the other side is getting thinner and thinner and while that has been true, it’s only been getting a tiny bit thinner each year. I’ve seen a noticeable shift in the veil in the last six months where our loved ones from the other side really are communicating with us louder and longer than before.

Don’t try to force communication. Let them come when their time and energy is right and when it does happen that you can feel or sense their presence, don’t slam the door out of fear. Let the experience just be.

Be open to your reality continuing to shift. We are living in good times. Challenging and changing, but still good at the same time.  Like I say in one of my books, “Look for the good and you’ll find God”.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope wherever you are today that you have blue skies and warmth from the sunlight. I’m going for a walk.

Love,

Echo

P.S. Have you been thinking about developing your intuitive gifts, but don’t live close to the Twin Cities? My next online Psychic Development class begins April 14. Register by April 13.

Upcoming Workshop: The Soul’s Perspective of Life, Death and Life after Death


Dates:

  • Friday evening, March 28th from 7-9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 29th from 10-5:00 and
  • Sunday, March 30th from 10-noon

Have you ever wondered what this journey on earth is all about? Why you go through the experiences you do?

What is your soul? What is the purpose of your life? Do we really die? Is there a heaven? Where does God fit into this mighty plan? Those questions and many more are answered in this three-day workshop.

Location:  The Center for Intuitive Living, 5356 Chicago Ave.

Price: $295

Register with an email to Echo@echobodine.com

Thank Goodness Times Have Changed: Echo’s Adoption Story

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by Echo Bodine

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As always, I’d like to start out by saying hello to my friend John Daltrey in Tuscon. I think of you everyday John and wish nothing but the best for you.

When I write a blog, I like to write about subjects that most people can relate to but today is going to be different. I saw the movie Philomena on Wednesday and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. It’s the true story of an un-wed Irish Catholic young woman in 1952 and the journey she goes through to find her son.

PhilomenaIf you’ve read any of my books, you know that I too was an un-wed mother at age 19 and placed my son for adoption, so the story was very near and dear to my heart except that I didn’t go through all the bullshit that the Catholic church inflicted on these young un-wed mothers. I’ve felt enraged ever since seeing that movie because of way they treated these “fallen women”.

The Philomena Project

I did a little digging and found out that this movie is up for 4 nominations and that there is a project called The Philomena Projectwhere you can sign a petition to ask the Irish Government and the Church to make it easier for the children adopted in Ireland to find their parents. Here’s the link if you’re interested: Philomena Lee Project.

I know the shame that goes along with this kind of pregnancy or at least the shame attached to it back then. The judgments, the secrecy and shame you bring to your family and the horrible pain of relinquishing your child for adoption. I used to think it was the worst pain in the world giving up your own child. It was and it wasn’t.

My son grew up in a wonderful family and he’s a fantastic young man who I love dearly, but my heart still goes out to all those women who placed their children willingly or unwillingly and have not been able to put closure on that pain. That hole you feel inside because you don’t know how their story turned out.

Are they okay? Are they happy? Did they have a good life? Do they have abandonment issues? Do they understood that their mothers loved them very much and felt that adoption was the best solution for them?

There are always so many questions for the birth parents and the babies they placed.

Echo_and_KurtHere’s a picture taken of my son and I shortly after we met. I had them made for Christmas cards. It was really fun.

If it was possible to sue the Catholic church for the way they treated these young women, I would. Her story says the Church will not take responsibility for their part in the 60,000 babies they sold to American families and this certainly wasn’t just the Irish Catholics that did this. My dad’s birth mother was German Catholic and she also went through hell.

Times have changed and even though we have open adoptions and more and more young women raising their babies, there is still a stigma attached to it. It’s a tough row to hoe, raising a baby on your own at an early age but that’s a whole other story.

My focus today is on the children and mothers who have been through this and are still feeling the pain of that loss and separation.  The hole in my heart went away when I found my son and today I understand why both of us needed to go through the separation and eventual reunion.

If you are someone who has gone through this and you are still suffering from it, please do something about it. Hire an agency to find your mom or your child. Do what you can to heal that break in your heart.  Don’t wait until it might be too late.

Go see Philomena and sign that petition asking the Catholic Church to step up to the plate and help these mothers find their children. The cruelty needs to end so that the healing can begin.

More blogging soon. I feel better getting that off of my chest.

Love,
Echo

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Want to study with Echo? Write to her at echo@echobodine.com for information about classes in person at The Center for Intuitive Living, in Minneapolis, MN. If you want to study with Echo online, visit Viva Institute for more information.

Echo’s January Blog

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First things first, I would like to send a big hug out to my friend John Daltrey in Tucson who has now entered hospice. Thank you for having your friend Christine send me an email. Life has been so busy since getting married in September and as you know, I’ve barely done any blogging.

what happens when we dieShortly after getting married, my husband’s 20-year-old son moved in with us and my life has changed dramatically since being a very single person for many many years. I’ve been very busy promoting the new book What Happens When We Die.

I’ve been doing a ton of radio interviews and finally after years of trying to get on the radio show Coast to Coast, my friend Dave Schrader sub-hosted one night and I was a guest. It was great. He had great questions and we had a blast.

I’ve met some of the nicest people hosting these radio shows. It’s been a whirlwind of interviews talking about death in a very pleasant way.

One of the highlights of these last few months just happened this last week end. I taught a 3 day workshop on Living by our Intuition at Hazelden’s Renewal Center and there was something very magical about teaching “my people” about intuition. My 41st anniversary is coming up Feb. 3rd and it felt very special to be there and to be with people on a spiritual quest.

Winter has been relentless but I’m also finding the magic in that as well. We’re surrounded by mounds of snow up here in Minnesota with temperatures that would make an Eskimo pause before coming here. Yesterday the temp was minus 22 with a windchill of minus 45.

SERIOUSLY?????

Yup. And for some odd reason, I’m finding it to be kind of fun. I’ve always loved snow days. I stay inside and bake or sew. One of my publishers loves the fleece shirts I make, so whenever I find some kind of goofy fleece to match his goofy personality, I make him a shirt.

The Center for Intuitive Living

EchosCenterI’ve been going back and forth about getting a bigger place to have my teaching Center. I want a bigger space, but I don’t want the hassle of it, so I decided to stay where I am, at the Center for Intuitive Living.

I’m re-painting the walls. Bringing in more plants. Gonna make it as homey as possible. The Aurapaloozas that we’ve been having every month are very successful.

We’re getting bigger and bigger crowds and I love it. I love providing the community with a place to go to find good readers, body workers, artists, gifts, etc. It’s really fun.

Classes and Workshops

Just this week we started a new online psychic development class, which always makes me happy. We get students from all over the globe (during this session, someone from Australia!) and they make friends with each other.

I’m also starting a new in person 16-week psychic development class March 4th. I love helping people develop their spiritual gifts. It’s fun to watch those light bulbs go on over their head as they put the pieces of their life’s puzzle together.

Time to Write Again…?

I think the only other thing going on right now is that I’m thinking of writing a book about raising a psychic child. I’m not thrilled about the thought of writing a whole other book so I might just keep it simple and write an E-Book that I’ll sell on my website.

The older I’m getting the more I want to keep things as simple as possible. Get the messages out there and relax a little. If I started a book today, it wouldn’t be out for a minimum of another year to two and the thought of going through the whole process again makes my body shudder.

But I do have to say I’m getting the bug to write so I’ll keep you posted. There are so many older souls coming in right now to help raise up the vibration of our planet and I want to help parents and grandparents understand their little darlings…so send good writing vibes and hopefully I will get this thing done soon.

Echo_peach_moonwisdomI’m going to head over to the Center and finish painting the Gift Shop. Today’s color is a soft turquoise. And then I’m going to paint the basement white, and Ted, the owner of The Cottage House will come in and do is amazing magic and we will have shangri-la down there once again.

Mercury goes retro for three weeks in February so I’d like to get things done before it does!

That’s it for today. You’ve been caught up on pretty much everything!

Thanks for visiting today.
Echo

Psychic Development for Beginners, Level I: January 26, 2014


World-renowned psychic, healer, author and teacher Echo Bodine presents:

Online Psychic Development for Beginners

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      You don’t need to “be psychic” to take this workshop! This interactive course will take you through a wide range of engaging activities, all designed to open you up to your innate intuitive abilities—your soul’s gifts.
      NOW WITH PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE.

Next Session:  January 26, 2014

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW $197 for the 6 week class. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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This interactive 6-week course is designed to open you up to your innate intuitive abilities. In her warm, engaging style, Echo will coach you to explore those “coincidences” that you may have been experiencing. Through video lectures, live teleseminars, blog posts, and other activities, this class will cover:

      • The importance of keeping a Psychic Journal
      • How to interpret the “coincidences” in our lives
      • Opening up to your intuition and learning to listen to that “still, small voice within”
      • Connecting with Spirit Guides
      • Using psychic protection and clearing to protect yourself from becoming a “psychic sponge”
      • Using grounding to keep ourselves in the “real world”

      CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

    You’ll learn about the Psychic Gifts: Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, and Clairgustance. The course’s activities will help you to interpret what you see and coach you to better define, understand and practice your own unique gifts.

    Course Pacing

    Although there is a suggested learning path, you’ll have the ability to complete the content on your own time at whatever time of day works best for you. Anticipate devoting about 3-4 hours of your time per week throughout the duration of this series.

    The goal of this course isn’t for you to drop your day job and pick up a crystal ball, but who knows? You may discover a hidden talent that’s been waiting to be discovered. Whatever the outcome, you will have given yourself a gift that will last a lifetime.

    Technology Requirements

    All you’ll need is a computer, internet access and an email address.

    Price

    One payment of $197. Click HERE TO register.

    Questions?

    Write to course instructor Leigh Hopkins at leighopkins@gmail.com.

    “I highly recommend this course. It has an easy-to-use online format. I enjoyed meeting like-minded people from around the world, and it answered many questions that I couldn’t find answers for elsewhere. The teaching videos bring a one on one personal feeling to the course, as does the personal attention given to each student. This course has also helped me to open up my psychic awareness right from the privacy of my own home. The students themselves are an amazing group of people that love, pray and encourage each other every step of the way. This is a gift for your soul.” —Leslie

New Year’s AURAPALOOZA at the Center for Intuitive Living

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Address: 5356 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN
Time: 10 am-5:00 pm.

As always, we have amazing vendors who can help you on your journey!

January’s Vendors:

  • The Center for Intuitive LivingThe Aura Sisters, Beth and Lisa
  • owners of the Gift Shop and Aura Photo’s
  • Wes Hamilton, Master Numerologist
  • Lisa Andres, Medium and Author
  • Diane Gomberg, Spiritual Counselor/Psychic
  • Alison James, Psychic, Medium, Animal Communicator
  • Eli James, Hand Massage
  • Bobby Sullivan, Psychic, Healer and Teacher
  • Jean Wallis, Psychic
  • Deb Amon, Owner of Amondesigns Jewelry
  • AurapaloozaDr. Joessa Austin, Chiropractor
  • Lena Swanson, Psychic and Animal Communicator
  • Stacy Lamoreau, Tarot Reader
  • Paulette Salo, Angel Artist
  • Rev. Kathy Wilken, Psychic, Healer and Teacher
  • Christie Umboh, Holistic Arts Jewelry, stones
  • Julia Leigh, Fantasy Artist
  • Carl Wergyn, Medical Intuitive and Healer
  • Chris Herzog, Healer
  • Theresa May, Body Worker
  • Fernando Tellez, Healer
  • Vonne Johnson, Animal Communicator and Psychic
  • Bert and Erik, Two Guys in the Know – psychic readings
  • Cameron Williams, Palm Reader

Order a Signed Copy of “What Happens When We Die” Between NOW and December 20, 2013


what happens when we dieEcho recently received the exciting news that her newest book, What Happens When We Die, is one of New World Library’s top 10 bestselling ebooks! To celebrate this incredible news, Echo is offering signed and personally inscribed copies between now and December 20.
 
What Happens When We Die is a meaningful gift for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for someone who is going through the dying process. People have shared that the book has been deeply comforting, and has eased their fears about death.
 
To order your signed copy, click the link below (HOLIDAY PRICE) to make your payment. Then write to echo@echobodine.com and include the name of the person you’d like the book inscribed to.

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Price:  $14.95
 



Next Online Class Begins November 10: New Class Format!


The next session of Online Psychic Development for Beginners begins this Sunday, November 10. For this session only, Echo has added a new private Facebook page and will be answering class questions LIVE by teleconference every other week.

The class is 6 weeks in length and costs $197. To register, visit Viva Institute or contact course instructor Leigh Hopkins at leighopkins@gmail.com for more information.

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