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My work is influenced by life and nature. Everybody and everything has a story. I look beyond what the eye sees, gaining my inspiration from the life force of the subject. By doing so I am able to access the full picture.

My roles are varied depending on which head I have on. I teach workshops and courses on various subjects, give psychic readings and demonstrations, paint and draw. My passion is writing and I am presently in the process of penning my autobiography.

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I also have a a paranormal guidebook "Cleansing the Doors of Perception" and if you are also interested in psychic and spiritual development, poetry and inspi…

Writing Your Dream

Lately, I have noticed the number of people who appear to be attempting to become published writers. I suppose with the state of the economy everyone is trying to make money in whatever way they can, with many aiming to be the new J K Rowling or Stephen King. Although I have several friends who have managed, successfully to forge a writing career there are many that haven’t.
I have been writing since I was in junior school, for sixty years in fact. Even though I have had some success with poetry, articles, short stories and academic works I am still trying to get that novel written and published. My main problem at the moment is distribution of time, trying to juggle writing for fun and profit with studying for an academic degree.
The best advice I can give anyone who wants to write, for whatever reason, is read as many books as possible and enrol on a good writing course. If you cannot afford a writing course, then join a good writers group run by an experienced published author, pr…

Free is not always instant

And I wonder why I backed off from Spiritual stuff. Now please don't take this the wrong way. I will quite happily be there to help people and give free advice (sometimes giving up to two hours of my time) but I will not be a doormat. Also I will not always be able to drop everything to speak to you there and then. I will not send lengthy text messages as it is difficult with arthritic fingers to press small keys. In the past four days I have had six email messages 10 phone calls and three PM's on FB all asking for free help and advice (friends are not included in this as I am there for you anytime day or night).All but three have received advice, etc. The other three are as follows: one wanted me to speak to a friend about some paranoia activity in their house (don't even go there). I asked them to call back in half an hour as I had someone with me at the time. They never called back despite me putting my essay on hold to be ready for their call. (Anyone who writes will …

Struggling With What Is Right

Writing my autobiography is proving to be more of a task than I imagined. Gathering my memories of various stages in my life has not only been time consuming but it has also opened many old wounds, not just opened them, but re-inserted the knife and twisted it. Tearing still tender flesh and grating, nauseatingly, against the bone. Dark places have been, unwillingly, re-visited and although many recollections have wrenched heart strings and conscience from their deep rooted foundations, every detail must be written.
It is only by unleashing my thought-demon that I can be truly honest with myself and others. Too many secrets are locked within my head, mine will be told but those concerning certain others will go with me to my grave, lest I hurt those left behind. The past two weeks have been a whirlpool of anger, desperation and joy. At the highest point, total elation; while at the lowest, stomach churning, claustrophobic fear and sadness.
After throwing all ingredients into the rati…

Tales From Behind The Potting Shed Or If At First You Don’t Succeed, Put It On The Compost Heap

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I can’t even grow weeds, no! it’s true, believe me I have tried.
Gardening has never been my strong point, so if I say it comes in fits and starts you may understand where I am coming from. I am not so much green fingered as ham fisted.
Whilst trying to get the garden in some kind of order, wanting to make it look more likea place of tranquility rather than a wood yard, I decided it may be time to plant a few flowers.
I love herbs and thought that the small area I set aside for plants might make a good herb garden. Then I remembered the last herb garden and the demise of the plants that lived within.
I planted Basil, Tarragon, Mint, Rosemary, Chives, Sage, Parsley, Oregano and more. Strong healthy plants they were, when they went in. The Basil was the first to go, almost overnight in fact. Huge chunks chewed from the leaves by what appeared to be large jaws (compared with the size of the leaves) until all that was left were a few stalks.I must admit whatever it was didn’t seem too ke…

Did the Devil Leave His Hoofprints Across Devon 160 Years Ago?

Friday, February 6, 2015
1:47 PM BRENDA DISKIN reports on the anniversary of a strange Devon phenomenon
The night of the 8 February 2015 is the 160th anniversary of a very strange event, that left the people of South Devon wondering whether the Devil himself had paid them a visit. Mysterious hoof-shaped prints were said to have appeared overnight in heavy snowfall and were discovered by early risers the next morning. The prints, which were one in front of the other about eight-and-a-half inches apart, appeared to have been made by a biped. They were said to have covered an area of between 40 to 100 miles, passing over rooftops and through walls. One set of prints were said to have bridged the River Exe, continuing on the other side as if the creature had walked over the water. This was all supposed to have happened over a six-hour period, which would have meant that the perpetrator would have had to be moving at speeds up to 17 miles per hour. People waited to see if the footprints w…

Cataracts

Cataracts By Brenda Diskin ©2008-07-29
Ever since I was a child I have struggled with my eyesight. I had extremely good vision in my left eye and astigmatism in my right. I have always worn glasses to correct my far sightedness. Being a little vain in my teenage years (and because there were no designer frames then and contact lenses were expensive) I used to remove my spectacles when I went out which meant I was constantly aware of trying to keep my right eye ‘straight’. Over the years my ‘good’ left eye has never let me down, allowing me to see quite long distances, to read numerous books, to sew, draw, paint and pursue various hobbies and handicrafts. I first noticed a definite change about 8 years ago, although I could still pursue the rest of my hobbies I found reading started to get difficult due to the fact my eyes became extremely tired. I would read a few lines and my eyes just wanted to close, which meant I found myself reading the same few lines over and over. It took an e…

On Spirit Guides

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Coral Polge was one of the most amazing and talented spirit artists of our time, and one that I had the pleasure of knowing. This is an example of her work. Besides drawing your long lost relations she also drew 'guides'. Personally I believe that all spirit connections are made by tapping into the residual energy that is left behind after the earthly vessel ( the body) has passed away. Call it the soul, spirit, ghost or whatever it is still composed of energy of the same chemical make up that it had when it resided within its host. The better you are at connecting with this energy, the more 'spirits' you will be able to reach, even those that resided further back in time. Sometimes a particular residual energy will connect with our own energy, a soul connection if you like, and will stay with us for a long period of time. This energy when combined with our own will help us to develop spiritually in the way that we are supposed to. This is why this type of energy is of…