Friday, 20 December 2013

Well! The (working) year is over for me as I did my last demonstration on Tuesday 17th so now I can get on with the physical demands of Christmas!
I don't want to ramble on as I am sure you all have far better things to do than to read all about me! I would, however, like to share something with you - just to give you something to think about over the Christmas break.
It's a poem I wrote a few years ago. I know I was inspired by 'them upstairs' and I hope it will touch each and every one of you because, I am sure, if we looked deep into our hearts, we would all have the same thoughts.
Wishing you all and very happy Christmas and I hope the New Year will bring you all the joys your hearts can hold xx

I made a wish for Christmas and I’m hoping someone heard
the thoughts I have inside me, for I never spoke a word.
Instead, I opened up my heart and let the feelings through,
in hope that they’d touch him, and her, and them, and me, and you.
I wished for love throughout our World, and peace of heart and mind;
that no one would know loneliness or suffer deeds unkind;
that every man would have a friend and have no need to fight ;
that every one would have a meal and warm bed for the night ;
that no man sat in judgement of another person’s choices;
that all were open-minded and allowed each others voices
to speak of hopes and of beliefs, to shed a little light
on their own thoughts, without the need to prove that they were right.
I made a wish for Christmas and I’m hoping someone saw
the vision deep inside me, and what I am praying for.
I pray that every child knows love and that that love is pure
and that the Heavens up above will finally find a cure
for all the madness in our World with which we cannot cope;
that negative despondency can be replaced with hope,
so everyone within our World can live in harmony
accepting one another in the way it’s meant to be.
I made a wish for Christmas and I hope it touched your hearts,
because, to make my wish come true, here is where it starts,
with you and me and him and her, for I know, come what may,
if we all wish together, then, I know we’ll find a way
to right the wrongs within our World, to let the Light shine through.
I made a wish for Christmas and I pray that wish comes true.

Marlene 9-12-04

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

I can't believe how quickly time has passed since my last blog but, then, I have been busy (which is good because I must be doing something right!)

In the last few months I've been back to Switzerland with Eamonn Downey teaching trance and trance healing. We've been there twice, in fact, in August/September and again in October as the students vary in their understanding of trance so we have several different levels we are teaching. The students are so keen to learn and it's refreshing to work with them. We are also very well looked after by the hotel staff. The hotel is wonderfully located, looking out on lakes and mountains and it also has a spa! (I've not yet had time to visit the spa but I hope to in the future). Dates for Switzerland next year haven't been decided yet but they will be on my website once they've been finalised.

As you know, I've also been raising funds for my little great-nephew, Oliver, who needs a life-changing operation. Eamonn Downey held a raffle at the Arthur Findlay College and raised over £500 for the cause! Also Tony Stockwell's Avalon Project held a raffle over their weekend seminar in Eastbourne last month and raised over £900 for Oliver too! Our family is so touched by the love complete strangers have shown in their efforts to help reach the target of £60,000. Thank you so much everyone.
If you would like to read about Oliver you can find more information on his website: 

In September I travelled with Darren Brittain to the London Spiritual Mission. We travelled up on Friday 13th, arriving at 13.13 to our hotel, which had 13 floors. We were booked to work at 13 Pembridge Place - just as well neither of us is superstitious! The trance workshop was well-attended on the Saturday and Saturday evening Darren gave a demonstration. I ran the service on the Sunday.  If you've not yet visited the Mission do go along. It's a wonderful building and I found the people there were really lovely and welcoming.

I've done various demonstrations over the past few months and have just come back from working in Norway with Sue Smith. It was a full-on weekend with sittings all day Friday, a psychic and mediumship workshop on Saturday and an experimental trance and physical day on Sunday.  All were well-attended and I do feel privileged to be able to work in such a lovely country with willing students!

There are lots of things in the pipeline for next year. More work in Switzerland, also the Healing Light weekend seminar in Worthing which is always a popular event.  If you've not yet joined us, do take a look at the link on my website or the Healing Light website. Of course, if you've been before, you've probably booked again as we do have the majority re-booking year after year.  It's a weekend of fun and learning and most people go home happy in the knowledge that they have met like-minded people who become life-long friends.
Darren and I have been invited to work in Scotland next year too and details will be on my site once everything is finalised.
On the 31st January, 2014 I will be doing a charity evening in memory of a dear friend of mine. It's at the Heene Community Centre in Worthing and I am hoping for a good attendance so we can raise lots of funds for the charity. For further details please ring Carol on 01903 533687.

I've also been booked for two weeks of trance healing teaching in Holland for 2015 and details will appear on my site once dates etc have been arranged.

Finally, I wanted to share something with you that has touched me deeply.
It's a message I received last night via Facebook from a young lady I gave a sitting to a couple of years ago.
She has asked me to share it with you because it will give others hope that, when all seems wrong, a little guidance can help enormously. I have blanked out some names as confidentiality is very important to me, even though she has given her wish to share it.

"Hello! You probably don't remember me, but i had a sitting with you a couple of years ago, when you were in ******. I've missed out on your visits ever since, so i hope it won't be long before you come back next time. I was supposed to participate this weekend, along with my cousin, whom is a psykic, and wanting to explore her gift. But Things came up, and we missed it. The reason why i'm writing you is because i wanted to thank you for the experience i had With you that time. It really helped me in a lot of ways. As a result of this, I managed to switch my relationship out of a negative, bad circle. Instead of going in different directions, we are now getting married, and got a second child, a little girl, seven months ago. We named her ***** Marlene. The middle name is to remind me of what changed my life to the better, and maybe to help me be able to bring me back to that state og mind when life gets rough. I remember i was not able to speak much after the meeting i had with you. A lot of impressions and thoughts went trough my mind. So i didn't get to thank you enough. Have been thinking of it a lot of times, so now, better late than never, THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH"

I am so moved by this because, of course, it's always an honour to do this work but to think that someone has named a child after me actually brought me to tears! 
I am so lucky and I also appreciate that this young lady has taken the time to write. As mediums we see hundreds, if not thousands of people every year, some are regular clients, some come only the once, but we rarely get any feedback on our sittings.
It's the little gems like this that make it all worthwhile!  

Sunday, 11 August 2013

It's been good to have an actual rest after the past four years of non-stop work! In fact, I'm feeling decidedly lazy but not for long because I shall soon be back in Switzerland with Eamonn Downey.
I've also been trying to help fund-raise for my little great nephew, 2 year old Oliver, who was born nearly 12 weeks early and was, this year, diagnosed with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. Oliver is just like any other 2 year old, full of fun and a real chatterbox, his only problem is that he can't walk so my nephew and his wife are trying to raise the £60,000 needed to fund an operation which will enable him to walk. His big sister, Millie, is so excited to think her little brother will be able to ride his bike alongside hers and run and play with her.
If any of you would like to donate please click on the link, or copy and paste into your browser.

In September I shall be visiting the London Spiritual Mission for the first time to run a trance workshop for them. I am travelling there with Darren Brittain who will be giving a demonstration the same evening - If you've not seen Darren demonstrate his mediumship before this is an evening not to be missed. He truly is one of the most amazing mediums you will ever see. Of course, those of you who HAVE seen his work won't need to be told as you will already know.
The London Spiritual Mission is based in Notting Hill : 13 Pembridge Place, London W2 4XB
Telephone: 020 7229 2024 for details of the workshop or demonstration. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

What a wonderful time I had in Eire at the weekend. I flew in to Knock Airport on Saturday morning (20th July) and met up with the other mediums at The Corralea Court Hotel in Tuam. I learned Tuam is NOT pronounced Too-Arm (as I'd been saying it) but is pronounced choom! It made sense once I had it explained to me!  I already knew Sharon Fitzmaurice, who is not only one of the mediums but also organised and co-ordinated the whole thing from start to finish. She has been a good friend for several years and it was lovely to catch up with her. Likewise, Declan Flynn, also a good friend. I've worked with Declan on several occasions. Both Declan and Sharon have such a lovely link with Spirit, it was a privilege to work with them! It was my first meeting, however, with Eamon Seixx but, having discovered his sense of humour and that he, too, had a wonderful connection with Spirit, I was glad to realise we would all work well together and so pleased to come home with another medium on my list of good friends!
Our demonstration at the Ard Ri Hotel went down a storm with well over 100 people in the audience and I have to say, I've never known an audience like it! Despite the overwhelming heat (no air conditioning!) they really raised the energy with their enthusiasm for messages from their loved ones! It was a fantastic evening and I hope, one day, to be able to repeat the exercise!
Afterwards we went to the hotel bar where I was taught that the Irish surely know how to party!
It was with some sadness I went to catch my flight home on Sunday (21st July).  My time there was all too short but the warmth and friendship of the people will stay with me forever!

At the end of August I shall be heading back to Switzerland to teach on a weekend seminar with the amazing Eamonn Downey O.S.N.U.
I must admit I'm becoming a bit of a stalker where Eamonn is concerned because I also love attending his weeks at The Arthur Findlay College, Stansted where his innovative ideas always uplift and inspire me and so many others who also belong to 'The Eamonn Downey Fan Club!'
His CD's are also lovely either as a treat for yourself or as gifts for friends, with guided meditations and various exercises to encourage and enhance your own development and your life.

Now I am going to have a little rest. We have some very special friends from Norway arriving on Saturday 27th July and have a busy time planned taking them out and about (though I can't post the itinerary here as it's a secret and they might read my blog!)
I wish you all a wonderful Summer and hope you all take time out to spoil yourselves for a while.
Enjoy the sunshine and I'll be back soon!

Friday, 7 June 2013

I realised after posting my last blog that I hadn't reported on the funds raised from my demonstration for the Starr Trust.  I'm pleased to announce it raised £1,164!! What a fantastic evening we had and I'm so happy because I know the Trust will use the funds wisely in order to help children smile!

I arrived home from Norway a few days ago.  I was working out there with Darren Brittain - an absolutely amazing medium.  If you've not seen him work do check his website (on my links page) - you won't be disappointed.
We had a full-on few days there. Two demonstrations, a day workshop and umpteen sittings but we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Norway is such a beautiful country and the people are so friendly, it's a lovely place both to visit and to work and the views are breathtaking.
I will be back in Bergen in November with fellow medium Sue Smith and we always have a great time working for Spirit Event Norway. The group was set up by Geir Svoren and Grethe Annete Dahle as a means of enlightening people who are interested in spiritualism by holding regular meetings, demonstrations and workshops. They both have full time jobs too, yet they still give their all to Spirit Event and deserve congratulations on achieving so much in such a short space of time.
My diary is as busy as ever. Next week is full of private sittings and a demonstration for the Healing Light in Shoreham on Friday 14th at 7.30pm.
In July I'm off to Eire to give a demonstration alongside Sharon Fitzmaurice, Declan Flynn and Eamon Seixx. The tickets are already sold out for this event so, who knows, if demand is great enough, I might be taking to the air to Eire once more!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

My word, how the time flies!
It seems only a short while ago that I was writing my last blog and now, here we are, in May 2013!
Needless to say, I haven't been at all lazy. My work has taken me all over the place both here and overseas. In fact, I'm getting so many air miles under my belt I think if I ever win the Lottery I shall buy a private jet.
I do love everything I do, from demonstrations to Church services, to teaching at various seminars but, what touches me the most, is the feedback I get from people.
Recently, I had a phone call from a lady in another part of the country. She left a message on my answerphone because, as usual, I was working. When I rang her back she said she was coming down to Sussex to visit her daughter and wondered if I could see her the following week.
My diary is so busy I have people booked up months in advance and, try as I might, I couldn't find anywhere to fit her in. But, as I was searching for an appointment slot, I became aware of a man standing beside me.
I told her, "I have your husband here....." She was overjoyed as I relayed some of the information he gave me. I had to cut the conversation short as I had a client arriving shortly but I asked her to Skype me and we would finish our conversation.
Later that day we spoke via Skype and her husband was a wonderful communicator, giving the minutest details about their life together.  I was so pleased.
She asked how much she owed me and said she would send a cheque in the post but, the emotion of the moment was so raw and so painful it really touched me.  I told her it was a gift from me and from Spirit and it meant the world to me that I had helped them both, albeit in a small way.
A few days later I received a beautiful card from her saying "Dear Marlene, Thank you so much for what you did for me. It was very kind of you. I now feel very happy, you have made such a difference!"
You can't put a price on that, can you?
I also had a lovely surprise when, after my annual demonstration for The Starr Trust, I was approached by a lady who turned out to be the very same lady I had spoken to via Skype! It was lovely to meet her in person and also to know she had contributed to a charity which is very dear to me, by buying a ticket! Spirit does, indeed, work in mysterious ways!

Whilst we're on the subject of money, mediums are often accused of being money-grabbing charlatans and, if I had my way, I wouldn't charge at all.  Such is life though and I still have bills to pay. I also attend training seminars for myself, in order to be stretched and to learn even more as I believe you never know everything. Some of these courses cost enormous amounts of money and this is where a good percentage of the money I earn is spent.
There are often times, though, where I am particularly touched by a reading or a sitter's own energy. Sometimes Spirit will tell me that person can't really afford the sitting, sometimes I just 'know' and it's times like these where I tell them their sitting is a gift from Spirit. 
I never charge bereaved parents either. As a mum myself I can't imagine what they must be going through and their tears of joy are payment enough, as is knowing that I have been able to bring them peace of mind.

I know I will never be able to make anyone 100% better emotionally because even though I can give them proof their loved one is close by, they will still miss their physical presence.  I do know, though, that they leave here a little calmer and happy in the knowledge their child/mother/father/sister/brother etc is little more than a whisper away.