I have from a young age been interested in self development, psychology and mysticism. Some of my first guides on my spiritual path came to me via books, Sidhartha - the life of the buddha by Herman Hesse. Then came the Sufi mystic Inayat Hazarat Khan, the Egyption Goddess Isis and channelled writings of Mary Magdelene and books by Indian guru Yogananda.
These I feel are all mostly related to past lives connections that I have had. In this life time I am a follower of Mother Meera a living embodiment of the Divine Mother based in Germany. All these teachers are great examples of living from a point of unity with all life, aware that everything that exists in the world is spirit made manifest and that all is sacred. This resonates with me.
My spiritual path truly begins
When I was 26yrs old I trained for 3 years as a spiritual healer and in White Lodge esoteric teachings with 'Body Mind Spirit International Healing Federation' in Sussex. This gave me a good grounding in spiritual teachings about life and the afterlife and complimentary forms of healing the body and soul.
I went on to become a certified Kwan Yin Magnified Healing Master Healer/Teacher and 'Energy For Life Wellness Coach' and have over the last 20 years continued to study and practice nutrition, herbal medicine, vibrational medicine, shamanism and more recently sound healing.
Making Dreams Reality
At the age of 30yrs after experiencing personal illness and the death of two people very close to me. I decided to buy a piece of land with a ruin in Catalonia, Spain and live there. I was inspired after everything I had been learning to live a more simple, earth friendly and connected life surrounded by nature.
I arrived there with no related experience of any kind, limited funds, no driving license and not speaking a word of Spanish!
I stayed on a friends olive farm the first year and built myself a geodome from sticks I found in the forest and a design in a magazine . The second year I moved onto my land and lived in the geodome, a neighbor donated me a broken down van which I used as my kitchen, I had a bucket as a toilet, and a couple of friends would bring me water & take me shopping or I would walk the 7 hilly km into town to get my food stores.
It was a very adventurous and naive start but I had a vision and enthusiasm on my side and bit by bit everything came together.
I spent the following 11 years transforming the land from an abandoned, overgrown 7 hectares with just ruins for houses, into an off-grid home, retreat center and sacred space.
Initially I went through regularly bouts of not seeing people for weeks at a time but the experience deepened my connection with spirit and nature. During this time I learnt everything from basic building skills to growing drought tolerant plants, building with clay, working with volunteers, managing builders, design and how to tolerate and then eventually enjoy solitude and my own company. Over the years more people did visit in the form of volunteers and eventually paying guests as I began to run some retreats.
All the while I was absorbing the teachings from my healing course and esoteric training and felt drawn to clean up my mind and body with daily yoga practice, meditation, self healing and regular detoxes, for four years I ate a raw food vegan diet which was very supportive of this cleansing phase.
The whole experience challenged and initiated me, deepened my connection with nature and helped me find out who I am and what my purpose is. I am forever grateful for this period in my life and transformed by it.
I returned to live in the UK after 14 years when I met my husband Chris who is based here. Now is a time to bring what I learnt In Catalonia back to the people.