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.