Since childhood I have seen angels and heard them whispering messages to me. My first sighting of an angel was when I was 5. Sitting in the classroom I was aware of the sunlight shining brightly through the Victorian Gothic window. Starring into the mesmerising light I noticed the dust particles whizzing around and slowly a beautiful angel appeared. It floated as if it was a hologram printed on glass. If I had reached out, I knew my hand would go right through it and that it would disappear.
The first spirit I saw was when I was in my early teenage years. It was at my grandma's house on the day of her funeral. Walking into her home I saw her sitting in her favourite chair, as she sat in front of me I wasn't scared, I was struck by how very happy and peaceful she looked with her beautiful smile.
I grew up in a creative home with parents who were both artists and who loved surrounding themselves with antiques which inspired their creativity. Before I could write a sentence, I would draw profusely and have fond memories of sitting for hours with my father as he painted in oils or sculptured in clay.
My grandma taught me the art of treasure hunting, together we would go to attic sales and would hunt out hidden curios which other people chose to ignore. I would love finding tiny mementos from other peoples past, the more faded their glory the more they appealed to me and the more beauty they seemed to hold. As a small child I could read the energy of old objects a long time before I realised I was gifted at Psychometry. (The psychic gift of reading the energy within objects). Walking home with my grandma from our treasure hunt I would hold my tiny finds in my hand, very soon the object would make my hand feel hot or cold. Then it would make me feel very happy or very sad and I would be able to see a vision of its past owner or who bought it from the original shop. Ever since my childhood I have found great inspiration, curiosity, comfort and reassuring company from my lifetime collection of tiny curios. Each one has a story to tell and a voice which seems to want to be heard. This is the inspiration to my creativity whether in my photographic art which I license worldwide or my written work where I channel riddles and rhythms from the psychometry of the treasures.
I have always held my inner child very close to my heart. For me, she and I always hold hands. She will always hold the key to my creativity, my happiness and my fun. Together we love looking through beautiful books, visiting museums, listening to ballet music and dressing up.
All though my life I was told I was too sensitive and too easily upset. The words would appear each year on my school report so I grew up feeling that this was my greatest flaw. I used to try to shut off from the angels messages and ignore the spirits that I saw. Then in midlife I realised what I had been told was my greatest flaw was in fact my greatest gift. Suddenly I discovered I was an extreme empath who felt the intense energy of other people and my surroundings. I now love to teach and mentor other empaths, helping them understand their gifts and how to cope with their surroundings. This makes them feel empowered and comfortable embracing who they truly are.
For me my life turned around at the point I stopped walking away from who I was and instead embraced every single gift I have been given. Now I know who I truly am, I am an angel whisperer, an intuitive healer, an artist, a wife and a mother. Living in the English countryside with my husband and three children, our home is filled with keepsakes and mementoes from happy times. I have confidence in who I am as I always know my angels are closely by my side guiding me through life.