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  1. So, as the saying goes, there's a book in us all. My book has been a work in process for what feels like a lifetime, but in real terms, is probably only a couple of years. I start to write, move away from it, go back, edit, rewrite...and so the cycle continues. 

    My sister is a published author, with real books with a proper grown up publisher and agent, not a self published or "vanity" product, or ebook written for Amazon, (her kids books are fantastic, I will name-check them at the end of this blog) She, and by transference, her books, are funny, perceptive, and beautifully observed, which kinda puts me immediately on the back foot when it comes to my own paltry offering.

    You see, my book wants to tell my story of my spiritual work - from my earliest memory of seeing spirit people in my grandma's house, aged about 4 years old,  to meeting my first "real" medium shortly after the same adored grandma died, incontrovertible proof that there was life after life, but sadly the medium was unable to resist the urge to put her spin on it, by telling me that I was "holding grandma back by my grief" - now of course recognised as a no-no, but at the time making me feel really bad.

    Through my teenage years I was seen at school as being a bit "strange" which I welcomed - if they thought I was odd, they were leaving me alone, and if all that took was a weekly session with some black nail varnish, it was worth it. Spiritually, I was wandering - looking to find my home. Coming from a family where my Dad told me that the Bible was simply a book written to explain perfectly natural phenomena and so to keep the proletariat down (the apple never falls far from the tree, huh ?) I had no real mast to nail my spiritual colours to.

    flirted with the Jesus Christs Church of Latter Day Saints aka the Mormons, and joined my then hero, Donny Osmond, in rejecting tea, coffee, coke, and sex before marriage. I'm prettty sure there was something in there about milk too, but as even the sight of the stuff makes me feel queasy, it wasn't as impactive.

    I lasted as a Mormon for about a month, going to church with a girl from school, whom I tried to avoid as much as possible AT school, as she was rather odd, and, if my memory serves me right, had six fingers. 

    The Scientologists nearly got me, offering me a personality profiling at the Oxford Street school. We all like to know what people think of us, so I did the test, but got out sharpish when they started talking about donating a percentage of my salary. In my first job, my money was already allocated to such essentials as music, and yet more black nail polish.

    For some years, I was spiritually free, although the dead still followed me around, chatting to me on trains, and sitting on my bed when my sister was asleep. I just assumed it was normal, it was something I'd always known, and therefore quite unremarkable. I remember my mum asking me why I had never told her about the people in grandma's house, and me telling her that I just assumed that she knew they were there, so it wasn't a talking point. I think I did at one point wonder why they were never offered a drink, but being so young, rationality was not a strong point.

    And so it was that I happened upon Hounslow Spiritualist Church, a traditional SNU church with its own beautiful purpose built home. Sitting at the back week in and week out, I was fascinated by the "dead" who populated the pews alongside their loved ones, and came back time and time again to hear the mediums work, passing on messages of love and sometimes apology, and watching the reaction of the dead to the messages, some smiling and nodding, others becoming quite frustrated and annoyed when their messages weren't passed over correctly, and they would huff off, presumably with the knowledge that the money was in the freezer, back to the spirit world.

    The more I watched the mediums work, the more I thought "I can do that" - but at every turn I was sent away - circles were full, one medium who offered to teach me on a private basis fell ill with her heart, and couldn't commit after all. It seemed as if I was never meant to move beyond seeing the dead, unless I could get one break. 

    End of part 1. 


    As promised, my sister writes under the name of Sue Munroe, and her real and proper books can be found in bookshops as well as Amazon,


  2. What's with all the Unicorns at the moment ? I found myself on Inspiral's stall on Sunday handing over yet another Unicorn keyring (ony £2 and the sweeeeeetest thing you could think of) and saying to my customer "yes, Unicorns are really hot at the moment !"

    Following fast on the heels of Fairies and Angels, Unicorns are the latest thing to inundate our lives - type "Unicorn" into your Pinterest group, and find everything, from Unicorn Hair, stationery, bags, tshirts, and of course, Unicorn body glitter - aka Unicorn snot !

    Unicorns are, of course, mythical creatures, who first appeared in the consciousness as blue eyed, horned beasts, in the 4th century BC. In the Middle Ages, they represented chastity and virginity, and were featured on tapestries and embroideries. Moving to current day, they raised their glittery little faces to the cult of "My Little Pony" and took over the girls aisle, as well as their hearts.

    I think that they became so popular as they literally "rode in" on the little girls love of horses, but making it super-special with gorgeous colours and a mystical horn. 

    And we are in need of a little magic right now. In a world that is dark and depressing, and with our futures uncertain, don't Unicorns, with their sparkle, glitter and beautiful colours just bring the right amount of light into our lives ?

    The healing power of Unicorns is now becoming more apparent. Whilst Angels heal with the heart, Unicorns heal with the soul, and to combine the two creates the most beautiful healing energy.  Inspiral is fortunate to be home to Clair Missen and her Reikara Healing. Clair channelled Reikara direct from Source, and was given the Unicorns to play a part.

    This has resulted in a beautiful healing modality, which utilises both Angelic and Unicorn Energies, as above,

    We are  taking bookings now for Clair's next course, which is on the 24th of June. To take part, please use the following link :

    I hope to see you there, so that you too can harness the powerful energy of the Unicorns ! 

  3. Inspiral are delighted to be working in conjunction with the Toby Carvery restaurant chain to bring great nights of mediumship to their clients !

    We currently run "Dinner With ..." evenings at three Essex based Toby restaurants, the Festival Leisure Park in Basildon, The Moby Dick in Romford, and the Bell on the A127 to Southend.

    Our first evening, which was at Basildon, featured the fantastic Daniel Pitt. We sold out of tickets very quickly, clearly this was a niche that we could fill. After several more successful evenings there (Eddie Morgan, Lorraine Goodfellow, and Debbie Dean the Psychic Artist) we started to expand, and took on two more of the restaurants.

    We have some exciting events lined up for them, Debbie Dean opens the A127 Bell for us in April with her great blend of mediumship and psychic art. and the amazing Becs is opening the Moby Dick for us in March

    We also have Daniel Pitt returning to Basildon in March, and the fantastically gifted Hazel Lee will be there in April.

    These are great evenings - you enjoy a two course meal, (traditional carvery plus delicious desserts) in a private dining area, and then are entertained by some of the most prestigious mediums on the circuit.

    I know that the mediums we have lined up for you are, without doubt, some of the most accurate and evidential in Britain. Whichever date you choose, you will be blown away by a really great evening. Book now via Jay to make sure you dont miss out ! All tickets are £25.00

    22nd March at the Moby Dick - Becs

    29th March at the Basildon site - Daniel Pitt

    5th April at the A127 Bell - Debbie Dean Psychic Artist

    26th April at the Basildon site - Hazel Lee

    tobydanContact Jay to book your tickets now ! 

  4. Sleep Disturbance and Spiritual Growth


    Many of us on a Spiritual path complain of sleep disturbance. This could be insomnia (yes, I am writing this at gone 1.30am), too much sleep, or simply just poor quality sleep, where you can be out like a light, but just don’t seem to benefit from it. 

    Those having these issues should take a look at their Spiritual world for potential answers. I believe that sleep anomalies tend to happen most when we are undergoing an energy shift, or an “upgrade” as I prefer to call them. 

    These upgrades ping into your consciousness at any random time, but often prefer to hang around until you are at your most receptive – ie tucked up in bed, relaxed, and not distracted by day to day activity.

    Having managed to ping – they then bed themselves in for some good old fashioned housework – building themselves a nice little niche from where they can impart their knowledge. They do not have any conscience about disturbing your rest – their sole purpose is to upgrade, and help you along your Spiritual path.

    So what can we do about them ? First of all, we have to accept and welcome them. They may feel like unwanted intruders at this point in the game, but we really do need the wisdom and information that they are downloading for us – albeit in an unforgiving manner. 

    It may be that, in this acceptance, we just give up and get up, rather than trying to battle with them in your bed. This solution does of course assume that your time is your own, but even with the 9-5, I used to find getting up and being constructive (note to self NOT hoovering as rest of household are not sharing your experience !) meant that at least I was not exhausted at work in that groggy manner typical of a bedtime battle with sleep.

    It may also be that the times that “normal” people class as sleep time are just not natural to you. We are all programmed with our own specific needs and purpose, and that includes the need for sleep. By battling against your body’s own setting, and trying to align yourself with the “standard” you can be lining yourself up in a whole lot of trouble.

    Also don’t forget that the wee small hours are often those at which our psychic ability kicks in – as it is quiet, and you can concentrate. Keep a special journal for the night – where you can jot down all thoughts and impressions – this can make fascinating reading further down the line, when upgrades are completed and documented.

    Finally, don’t forget to read, or gather information from any source that may help you with your sleeplessness. We have studied the subject of sleeplessness, and there are things you can do to help you on a holistic level. Check out the workshop at the end of this article for more information on these natural approaches.

    But over and above all, try to accept your sleep invaders for what they are – and learn from their visits. Remember – they are part of what makes you “special” !



    The Rule of Thrice Returned

    I am about to start skating on somewhat thin ice in some quarters with this blog, but simply cannot restrain myself any longer ! I frequent a couple of pagan and witchcraft groups, and time and time again someone throws into the conversation a warning about the "rule of three" or "thrice returned" as dire warning against any activity that may affect others that you would normally leave to Karma to sort out. The ensuing debate gets very heated, with participants on both sides passionately defending their stance, and often the original issue is buried in the fracas.

    I am also often asked about Karma and thrice returned, and thought my blog was a good space to lay down my opinion clearly on this one. I must point out that it is only my opinion - other opinions are available - but hopefully it may resonate with you .....

    Firstly, lets kill a few myths with the origins of the "rule". Founder of Wicca, Gerald Gardner, wrote a novel called "High Magics Aid" an adventure story in a Tolkeinesque style, which is where he founded the phrase with this sentence :

    ""Thou hast obeyed the Law. But mark well, when thou receivest good, so equally art bound to return good threefold." (For this is the joke in witchcraft, the witch knows, though the initiate does not, that she will get three times what she gave, so she does not strike hard.)"

    A couple of writers - notably Ray Buckland - picked this up and ran with it, and it was gradually morphed into the Wiccan faith as being a tenet rather than the original fictional writing that it truly was. 

    "Mind the Threefold Law you should,
    Three times bad and three times good."

    Those of you who do your homework will recognise the above as being taken from the Wiccan Rede - a set of guidelines for Wiccans, the origins of which are debatable. They also draw on the "three times law", and are cited as proof positive, were one needed, that the "law" is set in stone.

    But how can this be if they are simply taken from a work of fiction ? Written by the founder of Wicca, admittedly, but fiction nonetheless ?

    Also if it were that simple, we would all be donating to charity and helping old ladies cross the road like crazy, and would, as a result, be absolutely stinking rich ?! 

    And as for Karma ? Genuine Karma is NOT set along the lines of the three time law. Karma is a cornerstone of many Eastern faiths, and is your fate in your next life, as based on your actions in this one. Karma doesnt come along and sort out the man in the local shop for shortchanging you, but if he does it often enough in this life, he will certainly pay the price (no pun intended) in the next one. So certainly it should help you focus on generally behaving yourself in your day to day activities.

    However if you wish to compare Karma to your situation - consider this.....

    You are walking down the road and a total stranger comes up and punches you in the face for no reason.

    Do you :

    A) Punch them back - hard !

    B) Go home and nurse your nose whilst waiting for Karma to catch up with him.

    I dont know many people who would chose option B if they were honest. So, given that we would choose option A, does this not, in fact, make us Karma ? 

    And as for the law of thrice returned - I believe personally that this is now bandied about as a way of stopping new witches or members of the Craft from throwing around curses and hexes left right and centre, as they celebrate their newly found ability. As you find your footing, you will become more relaxed with it, and the need to worry about some kind of unversal punishment becomes less encompassing.

    You will also start to cross-examine yourself as to your motives and find ways to establish whether your have been "naughty or nice" with  your workings, and whether you are prepared to risk any potential fall out around your actions - not caused by any fictitious "law" but by natural cause and effect.

    An example of a working I did some time ago is when a client came to me and told me that she was being sexually and physically abused by her ex-partner. I set a spell to make him impotent and lose his desire and aggression, which worked. Now, some could say that I deserved to get the threefold law back at me for interfering with his free will - but I say I did a good thing, by stopping his behaviour toward my client without physically harming him.

    So you see how the threefold law couldve been applied, but in fact did not as I acted for the common good by getting a sexual predator out of the picture ?

    Hopefully this blog will have given you some idea of how the "threefold law" does not genuinely carry the clout some Wiccans would have you believe, if in fact it carries any. It is my belief that those walking the path of the Craft should do so in joy, with happiness and love in their heart, not fear. I hope this overview has given you the next step to be able to do so.

    Blessed Be xxx



  6. spiritusfame    Spiritus - a message of love 


    Inspiral are delighted to be invited to launch Spiritus, a new channelled modality, by its Ambassador, Ryan Saunders. 

    Ryan has known for some time that there was something "big" lurking around the corner for him in spiritual terms, and after visiting Chalice Well Gardens in Glastonbury, he finally found that path. During meditation there, he was honoured to meet Lady Sarah.  Lady Sarah works very closely with the Magdalene, the divine feminine and the Christ energy, the divine Masculine; thus creating balance and unity. Her history is one shrouded in mystery and mythology. She initially worked with Ryan channelling various essential pieces of information to him, and then began working with him on symbols, which would form the basis of Spiritus

    Lady Sarah works with the Pink Flame of Truth, which enables people to see love where it has previously been hidden from them. She and Ryan also work with other Ascended Masters and Archangels, bringing their own flames and symbols.

    Spiritus is a beautiful message of love, hope and peace, and brings with it a powerful healing energy that is aimed, not only at the client, but also at the therapist and the world as a whole. Rarely, if ever, have I seen anything that makes such perfect sense, is so accessible, and instilled such a feeling of love and peace in my self, purely from reading the manual to proof read it. 

    We are launching Spiritus with our Greater Powers circle initially, and will be then expanding it, and taking on others as soon as possible. Please look out for this wonderful new concept - it will be the greatest move you have ever made ! 





  7. INSPIRAL HOLISTIC - Yet another opening for Inspiral Mediums

    By:Jay Gage
    Date: Fri,05 Jun 2015

    Many of you will be aware of Essex-based Inspiral Mediums, who hit the spiritual world six years ago with their own special blend of outstanding spiritual teaching at significantly reduced prices. 

    Initially, as the name would suggest, they taught all aspects of mediumship, psychic work, meditation - everything you would need to develop as a successful medium. Soon afterwards, they added Reiki 1 and 2 training at just £65, along with Masters for as little as £100, Angelic Rahanni and Reikara again for just £65.

    It cannot be avoided, their pricing did cause a degree of unrest in the market, but as their founder, Jay Gage, says - "If I can run Reiki or Reikara for £65, hire a room, pay my tutor, and insurance, and still have enough left over for me, then people out there are making a LOT of money ! We are in it to help those who could not usually afford to train to get onto their spiritual path"

    As Inspiral "grew like Topsy" - more branches sprang up - Inspiral Journeys, for day trips and retreats, Inspiral Healing - for their very own healing modality and Federation, Inspiral Magic - for the pagan path, and many more. 

    Now, there is a fantastic new branch - Inspiral Holistics. This is one of the most exciting things to have happened to Inspiral since they opened. Two superb tutors, Lynne Akers and Carol Barrett, both extensively trained to teach at the best level, and bringing with them an absolute wealth of therapy opportunities. 

    And even better, both ladies subscribed to the ethical business concept of Inspiral's pricing, therefore staggering the market by providing fully certificated, authorised for insurance purposes courses, that simply cannot be matched elsewhere.

    Just a taster of the courses currently running are :

    Hopi Ear Candling £65
    Indian Head Massage £65
    Hot Stone Massage £65
    Reflexology £130
    Thai Massage £65
    Thai Hand and Foot Massage £65
    Colour Therapy £65
    Acu Sound Therapy £65
    EFT (Tapping) £65
    And far too many more to list.

    If this taster gets your juices flowing, why not check out our website ?
    However many courses sell out before even reaching the site, via our facebook page, which is at Jay Ann Gage (Inspiral Mediums)

    Now is the time to get trained - start that business - treat those clients - be Inspired !
  8. Deuteronomy 18:9-12. "And do not let your people practice fortune-telling or sorcery, or allow them to interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. Anyone who does these things is an object of horror and disgust to the Lord." 

    As some of you may know, I suffer from insomnia, and Facebook has been in many ways my salvation - enabling me to work, but also chat, into the small hours. Using my trusty i-pad (other tablet gadgets are available lol) , I can post my adverts and have chatty comments on the side as I work - perfect solution to my sleepless nights !

    However there is a certain time when the UK give in to the Sandman, and I am left with the Americans coming online. They have a very different take on a lot of things, and its quite interesting to talk to them. However, no chat has ever given me quite the food for thought as one I recently had with a woman who lived in Deadwood.

    I have to say, my knowledge of Deadwood until now had been confined to Calamity Jane, and the rather rowdy song about the stagecoach coming up over the hill, so I was fascinated to hear what this woman had to say about my way of life.

    She was really interested in the work that I do, not only running Inspiral, but also the meetings that we hold at the Haven every week. She expressed regret that she was unable to attend a similar centre, and talked about how it would have helped her through a recent bereavement to know that the support was there and that we do not just die and thats it.

    I suggested that if there wasnt a centre in Deadwood, maybe there may be one in a neighbouring town, when she dropped the bombshell - to do what I do in Deadwood is actually illegal ! 

    Deadwood's ordinance states : 

    “No person shall advertise or engage in or carry on any business of telling fortunes, carrying on a business advertising or involving a cult or psychics powers, facilities or forces, clairvoyants, spirits, mediumship, seership, prophesy, astrology, palmistry, necromancy, or other craft, science cards, tellsman, charms, potions, magnetism or magnetized articles or substances, oriental mysteries or magic of any kind or nature or numerology, or engage in any of these businesses within the city limits.”

    The law was introduced just 20 years ago, in a town that makes a substantial income from tourists visiting for gambling activities, and also has a long history of prostitution. However, to have your hand read in this town, would leave you, and your reader, open to arrest, a fine, and possibe imprisonment !

    Although 1 in 7 Americans are believed to have visited a medium in the past year, many US states are less than hospitable to the spiritually minded. 

    The Detroit suburb of Warren in 2010 began requiring psychics to get licenses that entail fingerprinting and criminal background checks.

    Meanwhile, St Johnsbury, Vt, repealed its venerable soothsaying ban in 2008 amid concerns that it outlawed feng shui, the traditional Chinese practice of harmonisng one's environment for health and financial benefits.

    A federal appeals court upheld a psychic-licensing law in Chesterfield County, but courts in some states, including Alexandria and Montgomery, recently overthrew fortunetelling bans as infringement of free speech.

    Maryland's Court of Appeal wrote in 2010 : "Fortune-telling may be pure entertainment, it may give individuals some insight into the future, or it may be hokum," but Montgomery County's prohibition on paid psychic readings has "a chilling effect on constitutionally protected speech"

    So signs are variable, where Deadwood refuse to repeal in a recent debate, other states are being forced by the Courts to stop this archaic practice. 

    Of course, the bans are driven by the church. My chat buddy revealed to me that there were churches "practically wall to wall" in her town, and that they were the ones who opposed the "fortune telling" as they believed it was against the Bibles teaching to speak with the dead.

    I was quite humbled once I had finished speaking with her, and I must admit, a little tearful. 

    It makes you realise how much we still take for granted here in the UK. We have the right to practice our religion - Spiritualism - openly and without persecution, and all aspects of the spiritual world, and practices related to "fortune telling" are performed without restriction.

    How fortunate are we that we no longer have to meet in secret in private homes ?

    Maybe next time we decide to start fighting amongst ourselves, and playing the "Im more spiritual than you are" game, we should remember that in the USA there are many people who risk imprisonment to have the freedom to do what we are doing. We should be grateful and present a solid, positive face, so we can PROVE to the established Church and any of our other detractors that we are here to stay.

    Would love your comments on this one - feel free to feed back !

    Love Jay xxx 


  9. inspiralhealing (2)


    Inspiral have been established for a little over three years, and have rapidly gained a name in the Spiritual world for producing down to earth, affordable development courses and workshops for those interested in pursuing their Spiritual path.

    A major factor in Inspiral’s growth has been the provision of competitively priced healer training – Reiki 1 and 2 are usually provided for just £65.00, and other therapies, including the popular Rahanni healing are also provided at just above cost price. Therefore it should come as no surprise that Inspiral have now set their sights on the healing federation arena.

    Calling their healers “healing channels”, Inspiral Healing has set out its stall as a modern alternative to the existing membership organisations. Inspiral’s Jay Gage, explains, “We wanted to provide our members with something more than the other organisations. I had been a member of one federation for a couple of years, and had never heard a word from them other than when they asked for money from me to renew my membership each year. We felt that our members need more – many of them are looking for advice and support, and especially those who are growing their healing work into a small businesses need to know they have the backing of an organisation that has been there and done that – and can assist with their ongoing professional development.”

    Inspiral also have a view of healing energy that is typical of their approach in all areas. Their Healing Channel Manual states “It is Inspiral Healing’s understanding that Healing is a gift from ‘Spirit’ and not a product of academic study or a set of attunements that can be delivered by someone ‘special’.” They go on to explain that in line with their policy of “supporting the modern healing channel – ego free” they refer to their members as “healing channels” as they believe that only by removing the label of “healer” is it possible for members to work directly with source without setting themselves up as in some way “special” rather than as a pure channel for Spirit.

    All Inspiral Healing Channels are allocated a Healing Tutor, who is responsible for ensuring that the support and advice required is made available to them, along with assisting with their ongoing professional development. Channels will undergo a period of training, which varies in length from person to person – there is no set time for this to last, as it is geared around the individuals requirements, but basic modules include courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Listening Skills, to ensure that all Channels are working to set Inspiral standards.

    Channels are encouraged to actively participate, by attending monthly healing development groups, where they can share ideas, and discuss different healing modalities and approaches. By bringing healers from different techniques under one roof, Inspiral Healing gives their members a fantastic opportunity to discover a wide range of techniques, rather than simply a prescribed method of working laid down by the organisation.

    A wide range of workshops are also available to members; in addition to the previously mentioned Reiki and angelic healer training courses that Inspiral are well known for, the organisation also offers useful courses in Running a Spiritual Business, and other related subjects.

    Finally, membership includes healer insurance, covering the member for healing, teaching, and other aspects of their work, and is automatically applied within the membership fee of just £34.00 a year.

    For more information on Inspiral Healing, please e-mail [email protected] for an information pack and full details.



  10. One of the first times you may encounter a sense of failure on your Spiritual path will be the time that someone asks you whether you know your Spirit Guide, and you admit that you do not. You are made to feel somehow inferior, as if a failure on your part to know your Guide is in some way indicative of a carelessness towards them - as if you do not realise their importance, or, worse still, are not spiritually developed enough to have been rewarded with their presence ! For every one of you who believes they dont know their Guide, there is a very frustrated evolved soul jumping up and down waiting to be noticed ! The truth is, we all have Guides, its just that some of us are not yet tuned into them sufficiently to be aware of their presence.  

    So how do you meet your Guide ? Well, typically, my experience of meeting Brian, my Guide, was not terribly esoteric. I was staying overnight in an old coaching inn in the Cotswolds with my husband, who is not only terrified of the Spirit World, but also becomes very unnerved by my contact with them at times (he really did marry the wrong woman!). When we arrived in the room I gave it my customary "scan", and all appeared well, so we went down for a late dinner. Returning to our room that night all was well, so we went to bed for the night and were both soon sleeping soundly. At around 2am, I awoke, realising I was not alone. At the door of the room stood a massive man - thick black beard and lots of straggly black hair, wearing rough clothes, and big black boots. He reminded me of an old fashioned pirate. Realising he was in Spirit, I watched as he crossed the room, and sat on my edge of the bed. He grunted, and leaned forward to remove his boots - by this time I could smell him - a greasy, wet dog kind of smell - and to my horror laid down on the bed - literally on top of me ! It was the most bizarre thing ever - I could feel the weight of a large fully grown man, smell his weird smell, and hear him breathing. I was rigid - the last thing I could do was to wake my husband, as believe me we would have been checking out at 2am !  

    I was squeaking in my mind ..... get off .... get off .... and bellowing to my guides, who for some reason didnt show (of which more later). eventually, with one last Get The **** Off !!!! He disappeared. I then tried to settle back into an uneasy sleep, waking my husband as soon as was decent and suggesting we moved on   The weird thing was, later that morning in the car I still couldnt shift the image of the man, and his smuggler type appearance. my husband then turned to me and told me he had had a dreadful nights sleep, as he kept dreaming about pirates !  

    This man of course turned out to be Brian, who is with me to this day. I refer to him as Brian, as he resembles the actor Brian Blessed (google him!) and Brian is quite happy with that (he once said to me " Im blessed so that makes sense" - guide humour - never particularly good). Now the reason I tell this story is several fold. Firstly, you will remember that I mentioned that none of my guides were around when I was yelling for help. I believe this to be because Brian is in fact the same energy. I believe that our Guides show themselves to us in a form we find acceptable. When I first started out, my Guide was a little girl called Elizabeth. She was a gentle, teaching energy, but as I developed spiritually I needed someone who was stronger more protective, and more kick-ass, so she became Brian and he came along. Had I had Brian from day one, I would have died on the spot - he is immense - best part of 7ft tall, and quite imposing looking - so Elizabeth was easier for me to accept. But I do believe they are intrinsically the same energy.  

    This to me partly explains why so many people have Native Americans and Chinese guides. Not only are Guides generally highly evolved souls, and these cultures are of course far more spiritual than ours, but a lot of you EXPECT your Guides to look like that - so to keep in your comfort zone, they do ! Guides are souls - energies - not people, so can assume whatever shape is most appropriate at the time.  

    A brief note on one small point that drives me nuts .... relatives in Spirit are NOT Guides ! Sure, they may help you, in fact my grandmother and best friend often pop up with some much needed advice, but they are helpers, NOT Guides ! Guides are deeply evolved souls who have passed way beyond the veil of an earthly existence and are no longer going to reincarnate. So please do not confuse the two.   Now, I mentioned that Brian has a very distinctive smell. This to me is what I term a Guide "calling card" -   I smell Brian often before I see or sense him - I also get a prickling feeling in my chin, which is his distinctive beard. These are ways I know that he is with me. He always stands behind me, but I know he is there mainly due to these two calling cards. So think carefully about your spiritual work. Are there subtle signs your Guide is there - maybe as small as an odour or a tickly chin ?  All Guides have calling cards, and as soon as you can recognise yours, you will be halfway to meeting them fully.  

    Your Guides are there - you just have to stay yourself, sit in the silence and ASK ! They will be overjoyed to no longer be overlooked, and will try their best to make that contact with you - and believe me, when they do, it will be the start of a lifelong relationship of the most rewarding kind.  

    Ask for signs - ask them to touch you - ask them to let you know they are there. As surely as night follows day you will meet them, they are waiting in the wings, and cannot wait to start their journey with you. Let me know how you get on !  

    Blessed be, Jay xxx