I was brought up just outside of London in a working class family and from an early age I was always interested in the unknown and there were many occasions as a child when I experienced things that at that time could not be explained. Things that came in the form of feelings and pictures that would give me insights into people and future events. Logic could not explain this. When I tried to relay these events to adults around me they did not pay these things much attention until they began to realise, in listening to what I had to offer, that very often what I spoke about would prove to be correct. As a result of this, adults around me became a little wary of me or intrigued.
My grandmother in particular had an open mind with these things and she would just listen to me. When I reached early adolescence I decided to stop talking about my experiences. I just kept them to myself. My mother also had an interest for these subjects, but it was not until I was 15 years old she actually started playing a more supportive role and was open for discussion. In fact it was her that encouraged me do see my first medium.
I joined the military when I was sixteen. In order to pursue my interest at the time, that was becoming a chef. The military offered a good education. The military career was cut short because of sickness in the family and my presence was required back home. At the same time the psychic awakening became much stronger and proceeded to do so during the next seven years. When I was eighteen I started working in the construction industry, which brought me a new sense of freedom. I had found a new working environment that offered me structure and the challenges and the freedom I needed. I was working in different places and never with the same routine. The branch of construction I was in offered a high personal risk element building access platforms etc. so other traits, bricklayers and carpenters had somewhere to work from.
At the age of 22 I discovered mediumship, and in so doing it awakened another aspect within me that had always been interested in the unknown and the unexplained. At the same time I also became interested in psychology. When I met my first medium at the age of 22 the experience really proved to be an awakening for me. An awakening that brought to the fore all the things I had kept secret for so many years. This medium knew things about me that no one else could have known. My journey had begun. After that reading I would find myself being in the right place at the right time where opportunities came spontaneously in exploring this new world. With each step I took more things that I had hidden away began to make sense. Then I found the potential I never realised I had: to be a medium.
I only worked with mediumship in my spare time. I did not take payment for it. I worked with it purely to learn to understand the nature of mediumship and its’ related subjects. I was still young and I wanted to understand psychology the nature of the mind. At which point the door to social work opened for me so I took the opportunity to explore this new world and I worked as a residential social worker. This experience proved to be a great asset both for me personally and in helping others. I was very quickly to realise my own shortcomings i.e. in those early days working as a medium there was much pressure brought to bare because many people thought to be mediumistic that you knew everything and could answer everybody’s questions. At that point in my life I was not ready to deal with that. I did not have the equipment. I realised I could not demand what spirit gave me or what they gave to the recipients of my work. The spirit world decided what was given. Not I as the medium or the recipient. So I had to teach myself to set lines emotionally and that I in my work as a medium could not be all things to people or in my work as a residential social worker. I could only help and assist. If people really wanted to change their lives the final decision lies with them. At that point I began to realise the importance of personal responsibility. It was at that time in my life I began to realise the power of personal responsibility and its’ effect in relation to our everyday lives.
My career as a social worker was cut short because of having a cancer diagnose which proved to be another huge awakening. During this process that lasted for three years my spirit friends visited me almost daily and offered guidance and support and glimpses of a possible future, of what could be. I followed their direction and that is why I believe I am still alive today. For the next twelve years I continued working with my mediumship as well as holding down an ordinary job. By this time I was working in management within the construction industry, which carried a huge responsibility. This proved to be another great learning experience. It brought out the fact that I love organisation and business and I had to use a lot of creativity to make things work which was followed by me having my own business for three years.
At the age of 41 I was asked if I was interested in becoming a professional medium. First working as a professional in Iceland where I lived for three years. Coinciding with that I was invited to work in Sweden too. Because of demand for my work I decided to come take up residence and work in Sweden. Up until this day I reside and work from my course centre in Fanthyttan.
During all those years the visions of the future that spirit have given me have in fact been signposts that have enabled me to recognise when opportunities have come knocking on my door. That has made me realise that I have been put in the right place at the right time.
This has been part of my own story, of how my spirit friends have guided me to potential I did not even know existed. It could not have been achieved without the guidance of my spirit friends and it could not have been achieved if I had not dared to take a risk and try new things, by that I mean not getting stuck in old attitudes and old ways of being. Because I believe that when we do so we just let life and the beautiful opportunities it has to offer pass us by.
Where am I now? I am in the here and now. My future can only be acted out by what action I take in realising this potential that I believe every human being has – in some form or another. All those years ago, at 22, I did not know what my dream was. I could never have imagined living a dream like this in the here and now. I have my feet in both worlds, in the human world and in spirit. It has proved to be a good balance to have. I have found my way of believing in a god.
The mind of the human is infinite; it can take us anywhere if we allow it. Are you ready to give your spirit the opportunity to awaken?