My University of Life
I have always had an adventurous and rebellious spirit with a constant yearning to explore, pioneer and discover. People and different cultures have always fascinated me but back then I was a rebel without a cause. In my 20s this took me traveling to many different countries, through which I experienced the highs and lows of life. For example, one moment I was seeing drug addicts dying in a toilet, then I was at Buckingham Palace at a garden party with the Queen. I found the whole gamut of life fascinating.
In the mid 70s I ended up in South Africa, became successful in business, got married and experienced the high life of wealth and glamour — at that time oblivious to the extremes of apartheid and inequality. But my world was to come crashing down.
Wake up Call
Our son was born 2 months prematurely, weighing only 1.5kg. Within a few days he was diagnosed with viral meningitis and septicemia with a 20% chance of survival. If he did survive, we were warned that he would be severely brain damaged. Miraculously he survived virtually unscathed. Then only 6 months later, I woke up to a gun shot and found my husband slumped in the lounge, he had shot himself in the head, he died a few hours later. Not only was this a devastating shock, I was now a single mum with a baby that needed lots of care. It was a wake up call that jolted me to start reflecting on the meaning of life, my purpose and why we are here.
I used to class myself as a bit of an atheist because I couldn’t align myself with the God of today’s religions. However, my searching and seeking took me on a more spiritual journey.
I became involved with a spiritual organisation which gave me a whole different perspective into the essence of who we are and why we are here. I developed a strong desire to give back to society. The more you begin to know the truth of the essence of who you are, the more you can relate to others in the world. I wanted to be more of service to others rather than self serving, and I became more compassionate and grateful, whatever life threw at me.
I returned to New Zealand where I devoted the next stage of my life to setting up and running a spiritual centre in Wellington before moving to Auckland where I became Centre Director for the same organisation. At the centres we gave light and helped people to discover their own relationship with the spiritual side of life. As this spiritual work was voluntary I had to find away of supporting myself and my son, so used my marketing acumen to set up a very successful business that gave me lots of free time to look after my son and follow my spiritual path. Eventually I met and married my wonderful second husband, Derek. And I have continued to unfold, becoming an energy therapy practitioner and a marriage celebrant.
Where am I Heading?
I have learnt so much through my life and my spiritual and personal development. I now want to share the insights and information that I have spent my whole lifetime accumulating. To make it easier for others to find their true essence. I have come to see life as a game and we do not need to have great tragedy in our lives or to suffer to work it all out. Everything is vibration and we create our own reality. Once we becomes clear about how our own game of life is played, we can absolutely transform our lives. I would love to have the opportunity to show you how.