In her over 40-years as a psychic medium, spiritual healer, and ghostbuster, beloved bestselling author Echo Bodine has garnered a tremendous amount of wisdom from both sides of the veil when it comes to death and dying.
In her book, What Happens When We Die: A Psychic’s Exploration of Death, Heaven, and the Soul’s Journey After Death, she helps us view life from the perspective of our souls as she explores topics like the nature of heaven, how to be with dying loved ones, and how we can communicate with the dead.
“One of the lessons I’ve learned over and over in my work is to never take anyone’s life for granted,” writes Echo. “Unfortunately, we do this all the time. We settle into our routines, we’re busy, and for some odd reason we think that life will never change and the people we care about will be around forever. But that’s not why we’ve come here. Our soul chose this life on earth to have some very specific experiences, and when we’ve accomplished those, our soul goes back home. Our time here isn’t infinite, and neither is that of the other people in our lives.”
What Happens When We Die covers a wide range of information about death, beginning with a simple chapter about what the soul is and then a chapter about the stages that the physical body goes through in the dying process. It mostly explores death and dying from the soul’s perspective, and include numerous stories about people Echo knows who have died, as well as her own experiences communicating with the dead. The final chapter includes suggestions on how to move through grief or comfort someone who is grieving, whether this is due to the loss of a loved one or their own impending death.