Melanie’s story, in her own words.
When I was thirty-two years old and living in New Zealand, I was told by a clairvoyant called Miss Ellen, that I would be travelling overseas doing spiritual work. I did not pay all that much attention until six years later when Sai Baba appeared in my bedroom one night. Once I got over the initial shock I listened intently to what he had to say, and so my journey began.
While I am still daunted by some of the events in my life to date, I have learned to trust those who are guiding me strongly and will follow their lead with love.
I experience my greatest joy with my two beautiful daughters.
I have come to gratefully accept the guidance of Lord Shiva and Shirdi Sai Baba who each chose me as a channel for their healing work. How or why that happened, I am still to understand. As I move into the next phases of my spiritual and healing development, I look forward with much anticipation to whatever comes next in a life that is constantly developing and could never be described as uninteresting.
There have been significant points in my life when my life’s purpose was indicated. One of my earliest experiences of otherworldly events was when my father passed away. I was in my late twenties when he came to me in a dream state and we spoke at length. It was at this time that I went into the Rainbow Bookshop in Hamilton, New Zealand and bought a book written by Shakti Gawain, called Creative Visualisation. This was my first spiritual book and I still have it, complete with the receipt!
In my late 20s and still in New Zealand, my affectionately called ‘mad cousin’ Peter, took me to a clairvoyant and healing event that was at the Blind Institute Hall in Hamilton. That was my first viewing of this type and I was quite taken back with what they were doing. Some years later, in Tauranga, I was part of a huge audience at an event hosted by a lady called Maureen Chapman. To my dismay, Maureen picked me out of the crowd and mentioned my aunt who had passed away. She asked me if my left hand tingled, which it often did, and said that it was an indication that I would be doing this work in the future.
While being given these insights was helping to open my mind to a future that linked those in life and on the other side, the person in the physical to whom I give credit for actually giving me the tools to unlock my ability, for which I am forever grateful, is a beautiful lady called Marie McIlveen.
Without her sage advice, I would not have been able to put theory into practice and develop those skills to the level that they have reached today.
The Early Years
Born and raised on a New Zealand sheep property, I have a down to earth attitude to life, which I am told, comes through in my personality and energy work. Even as a little girl, although I had plenty of friends, my understanding of the workings of the world was very black and white, and in stark contrast to their views. This caused me to feel socially isolated and different from others. I struggled to connect meaningfully with those around me, which was when I came to realise that my unique experiences influenced the way I saw life and that I was, in actual fact, somewhat different to other people.
My mother was supportive of me during those early years and appeared to have considerable empathy regarding my experiences with otherworldly things, but she never spoke about whether she explored or developed her own abilities in this area. Although there was a religious influence within our family, for me there was no emotional connection there. The religion that I experienced was fear based and in absolute opposition to the freedom of thought and belief that I knew life should be.
Although there was a good deal of sadness and loss in my life, and a lack of understanding from many of those closest to me, I always felt a reassuring presence around me but did not know what it was.
I still feel it today and believe there is an omnipotent power that works over and through me, which has taught me to respect nature and the higher order of beings.