When I was 13 and at boarding school, a group of three girls and I tried to play with a ouija board one night. But the glass wouldn’t move so we went to bed, disappointed.
When I got up the next day I noticed that everybody was looking at me very strangely. It turned out it wasn’t the morning after the ouija board at all, but 24 hours further on. I’d spent the entire time in bed asleep, unable to be roused, and with a smile on my face!
“Wake up you silly girl!” the nun had shouted at me in my dream – which hadn’t been a dream at all. Apparently no matter what they did, I couldn’t be roused.
That odd incident was the extent of my contact with the paranormal until my mid-30s. By then I was working and had a husband and a son, but my marriage was falling apart.
Around this time, one night I was in my bed trying to sleep when a shadow, the outline of a person, suddenly appeared on the wall. I was scared but curious too. As I purposefully slowed my breathing, the dark shadow dissolved into many points of light. They were like fireflies, really beautiful, and I was quite sad when they faded.
What was that about? I thought.
It was many years before I got my answer. By that time I had a second son and was divorced.
I’d read all the books about how to achieve spiritual growth and be happy. But it wasn’t until I was in my 40s that I followed the instructions, taking care of myself and meditating. It was then my spirit guides came to me, “We’ve been in touch before but you weren’t ready then,” they said. I thought of my experience at school and the dark shadow.
From my guides I’ve learnt that everybody can be far more than they are, and that part of my purpose is to empower people to live up to their potential.
So that’s what I do now. With my guides, I help women who are looking for more in life. Often it’s just a matter of helping them to get over their fear of being judged.
It is a great joy to share my guides with others to help them.
And to think it all started with me lying in bed all day!
as featured in That’s Life magazine Issue 16 April 24, 2014.