I did not realise as a child that I was different.
I assumed that everyone could see the many people that filled my life. Thus, when my great grandfather came to visit me each day, I thought that everyone knew the old man was there and could see him. I asked my mother to make tea for the visitors when the lounge was filled with people. When injured people moved through my room, I did not realise that they were victims of a disaster: all that I knew was that they were there for my help and comfort and so I assisted them to pass over from this world to the next. I also thought it was perfectly natural to do drawings in my bedroom right through the night in total darkness.
Fortunately, my parents understood the Spirit world. My mother received a spiritual message that she was pregnant, despite a range of specialists having told her that she was unable to have children. At first my parents did not believe this, but sure enough, she was pregnant and gave birth to me. From then onwards, their spiritual quest continued.
When I could describe my great grandfather in minute detail without ever having seen the man, my parents knew that I had highly developed intuitive powers. Unlike the young boy in Sixth Sense, I was not frightened by these powers - rather, the people around me encouraged my powers - buying me at the age of seven the materials that my drawing guide, Marguerite, called for, to do my nightly sketches. Since then, I have done thousands of drawings, guided by Marguerite. Most of these drawings were for "rescue" work to help people make the transition as they pass over from this life to the next. The drawing of people's Guides formed a minor part of this work, mainly for friends and relatives.
Never really leaving my intuitive gifts behind, I went on to become a teacher, specialising in Science, Mathematics and Art. My first post was in a secondary school in Eldorado Park (a "coloured" township outside Johannesburg) and then I held two posts in primary schools in Johannesburg.
I became a senior lecturer and then Head of Department at a college of education in Limpopo Province specialising in Educational Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy. It was here that spirit led me to an understanding of the African worldview. My dialogues with sangomas (African Shamans) brought me into touch with Africa and her wisdom. Even now, when a sangoma meets me, I am addressed as one of the learned - one the shamans of Africa.
My understanding of the spirit of Africa was extended when I started a non-governmental organisation training women in Limpopo Province and Mpumalanga to become pre-school teachers. In these poor, rural areas, I watched women recognise and take back their power - starting income-generation projects that enabled them to have food on the table for their families; enskilling illiterate women to educate their young children in their own homes.
Thus, while superficially it seemed that I had veered away from my spiritual connections, the universe was providing me with a breadth of experience that would stand me in good stead for the next phase of my life's work.
An old friend - herself an intuitive of note - called me at the age of 38 to tell me that the time had come for me to exercise again my spiritual powers. Working with my Protector Guide, Kurt, I can "hear" people's guides and their messages for the people in their care, through my clairaudient powers. Through my clairvoyant powers I "see" people's energies and thus their chosen life paths. I "see" their parallel/past lives and how these impact on their present life.
I am not a fortune-teller. As a shaman, I am a burden basket weaver - an instrument enabling people to understand their lives better, to see the choices they have made and can make, to see the bigger picture of their lives - both here and in parallel/past lives - and to embark on journeys that will fulfil their life tasks - to undergo "spiritual makeovers".
I do one-on-one counselling as well as workshops:
My Shaman Course is an in-depth study of modern shamanic practice, based on universal shamanic traditions, with modern new-consciousness applications.
The Kabbalah Group is a group that meets once a month for teachings, dicussions and medititations based on the Kabbalah, which are mystical teachings that help us to "crack the codes" found in Spiritual and Biblical writings.
The Rune Magic Workshop is a workshop over three days that looks at the Ancient Norseman (Viking) teachings and symbols that are used for divination, teaching wisdom and creating magic and guidance for your every day life.
Opening to Guides is a workshop that helps you to connect more fully and deeply to your Guide energy and to be able to source Spirit Wisdom. It is a workshop over four evenings.