Spirituality became the accidental story of my life when I was 26 years old. From the age of 7 until I was 14 I went to church, on my own, and got as far as being confirmed. The only part of church I really liked was when the noise stopped and I could connect in prayer to the wonderful feeling that was, to me, God.
I came to a point where I realised that I wasn't seeing what was preached, practised within the church and by the attendees, including the vicar. I recall asking him if God really was hiding around a corner trying to find constant fault with a young girl; he said yes. From that moment everything started to feel wrong.
I was lost for many years, the disconnection from the universal power, left a hole in my life that no human can fill. I was in an unhappy home and my life was slowly going wrong on every level. Without that connection I was rootless and drifting.
When I was 26 and reached out to a friend for help I found my way home to what I feel is true spirituality, where you become the person you want to be, and you walk your talk. You make it real.
I still believe in a loving power, and my life has been full of miracles since that time. Finding yourself and the spirit within is, to me, the most powerful thing anyone can do.
When it comes to the spiritual I'm a bit of a hybrid. My father was adopted into a Jewish family, I was christened by the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Confirmed by the Church of England, married a Methodist and a Catholic.
I often feel that I was set up to have
a flexible attitude to life from the word go.