This is an edited extract from Debbie Malone’s book Clues from Beyond: True crime stories from Australia’s #1 Psychic detective
Twenty-four years ago my life was changed forever. After experiencing six near-death experiences through illnesses, I began to see dead people.
I did see them as a child but I had managed to find a way to shut them out. Later, I had no control over the visions that I received on a nightly basis.
The visions I saw were terrifying. The night became a time of fear, not a time of peace. I was frightened to go to sleep because these nightly events seemed to go on forever.
I began to question what I had done to deserve what I was going through. I tried everything to make the nightmares go away.
The more fearful I became, the worse the visions were. At this time I was introduced to my living angel, Patricia McRae. Patricia is a gifted medium and reverend of the spiritualist church near where I live.
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It was through her help and guidance that I began to understand and realise that I had gone through a spiritual awakening. Instead of fearing my abilities, I began to embrace them and learn how to harness them to help those in the spirit world.
The life that I live now is nothing like I could have ever imagined.
I have always been a creative and artistic person and my chosen vocation was graphic designer and photographer, not the psychic medium. To be honest, I would never have chosen my current line of work. I was not someone who would go and see psychics and I always lived with the motto of ‘what you don’t know doesn’t hurt you’. It seems that the spirit world had other ideas.