As a child I was curious. I wanted to know all I could about ghosts. I loved crystals, tarot cards, palm reading, anything that could behold magic and connect me with what scientifically shouldn’t exist but does.
I am a fan of science and a believer that all things can be explained logically. But sometimes, just sometimes there are things that have no explanation. There are stories that make no sense. Premonitions and odd coincidences. My father’s side of the family have a fair few ghost stories that I recount from time to time. Each of them chilling and wonderful and powerful enough to make you believe that there is more to the world that what meets the eye. My great x 5 Grandmother saw her Granddaughter’s gauzy figure the night before she drowned in a stream, my Aunty saw her father in a photo taken after he died. Try as you might to use logic and fact, you can’t explain these things away.
Every year on my birthday I get a massage. I really need to get them more often as my neck grows stiff from constantly hunching over my computer, no matter how much yoga I do. I love my annual massage. I love laying down and being kneaded to a pulp.
A friend recommended a massage therapist to me. You should go and see Cendrine at Sublimity, she said, she’s lovely and very French. When I heard French I was immediately reminded of a French director I had at drama school. She was a feisty redhead who screamed at us “Vit! Vit! Aller! She was fantastic, but not very calming. But when my friend added that Cendrine was also a clairvoyant who offered spiritual consultations I knew had to go and see her!
As soon as she opened the door to her home studio I knew she was nothing like my feisty French teacher, perhaps that is because Cendrine is Belgian French, not French French. An air of calm washed over me as she said hello, her very presence made me feel grounded and peaceful.
After an amazing 75 minute massage Cendrine somehow managed to rid my body of all of it’s tension. I felt so relaxed and peaceful, almost zen like, that I felt like crying, but I didn’t. I’ve gotten pretty good and holding in tears.
It was time for the spiritual consultation. I really had no expectations. I didn’t really know what to expect or what to ask. I was pretty open to anything that came up. Cendrine explained that she may see visions of my past lives and also communicate with my spirit guides; beings assigned to us before birth to nudge and direct us through our life path.
I lay down on the treatment table while Cendrine placed crystals on my chakra points. I love crystals so I enjoyed the ritual. She went into a slight trance as she checked my energy flow. After a white she told me that my energy was blocked around my pelvis. I wasn’t surprised considering the issues I have with my uterus! She used a pendulum to improve the energy flow (sceptics be damned! Since then I’ve had much less cramping during menstruation!) She also noted that I had a lot of heat behind my eyes, as if there are a lot of tears trapped behind them. Interesting considering I had just suppressed some! She had a vision of me holding a tiny baby and crying. Well, that pretty much sums up the last few years of my life!
In my past life, I was a man, and a writer. I was sitting at a desk writing on parchment by candle light. I needed to write down the truth. I needed to share the truth with the world before it was too late. In my past life I died trying to share this truth with the world. But as I lay dying, all of my spirit guides came to my sides and bathed me in love. I did not die alone.
Some people may find that grim, but I loved it. I found it reassuring and comforting. Not only did I die knowing that my spirit guides were there for me but I died with a mission unfinished: I need to share my truths with the world via the pen. That sounds like some unfinished business I can help with!
Cendrine also told me about one of my spirit guides. He was a man, tall and thin with grey hair, I immediately imagined him to look a lot like the new channel one weather man. He told me to write from my soul, not just my mind. Interesting advice considering I’d been trying to force myself to write a certain way, thinking too much about rules and failing to just let the works flow from my soul.
After the consultation I was intrigued. It was like I’d opened a can of worms and needed to know more! How does one get a gift like this? How young does it start?
For Cendrine it started early. She was able to see from a very young age. As a young child she grew up in an old house in Belgium, a house which was haunted. She recalls odd things happening there, her sister sleep walking with scissors in hand, things moving about, emotional issues, illness. All of which stopped as soon as the family moved house. As a child with the gift of sight, she remembers wanted the spirits to go away, trying to quiet them from her mind. This only led to serious migraines, which were not cured until she was encouraged to use her sight again years later.
As a teenager Cendrine recalls a trip to an old castle that was terrifying. She can still feel the remnants of the dark spirit in her mind. The sound it made in her head. “The place had an awful history, bad things had happened there.” And she could feel, that more bad things would happen there unless something was done to rid the place of dark spirits.
So what are dark spirits? Spirits who have died in an unhappy way, who linger on to cause trouble. It is possible to come in contact with dark spirits just by visiting a place where they linger. Cendrine has had clients who have picked things up from visits to other countries, old ruins and castles. “Sometimes they come in and I can see that there is something dark attached to them.” After looking deeper, she can usually see what it is and where it came from and then tell it to leave, it is not needed here any more.
So who would benefit from a spiritual consultation? Honestly everyone who is open to it. Whether you want to try to communicate with past loved ones, try to see if an illness has a spiritual cause, build your relationship with your spirit guides, or hear about your past lives it is all very enlightening. I personally am hooked! Now I want to know all about my spirit guides and the messages they have for me!
Cendrine also runs group meditation sessions and group channellings. The next one is to be held is Mystic Monday Mornings at The Southern Cross bar on May 4th. Individual sessions from 10am. Group session 1pm – 2pm.
For more info on her services check out Sublimity.