Ann learned at an early age to say nothing about her Spirit friends who came to play with her. As she was going to sleep at night, they showed her visions of the past, ancient cities, temples and people, as well as worlds and dimensions not of Earth. To Ann it was like having a TV screen inside her head and history lessons not in books. During her school years, Ann was exposed to different religions and she compared them with what her Spirit Guides were teaching and showing her psychically. She felt sorrow for all the people who feared death because they believed in a blazing hell and eternal damnation. Her Spirit Guides taught her to have compassion for those whose spiritual world was so bleak and without the knowledge or experience of Spirit communication and vision. When she asked questions of the priests and ministers of the various churches, they either didn’t know the answers or told her she must have blind faith in what they taught. She could not accept those man made limitations because she knew they denied her access to God, and her Spirit Band of Teachers and Friends.
Ann’s Spirit Teachers guided her to books she needed to implement her spiritual understanding. They taught her about the spiritual and universal laws, such as: Life is eternal, forms change. Also: Life, in all its forms, is conscious. The Universe, as a physical manifestation from the Mind of God, is alive, aware and infinitely creative. It is Spiritual Evolution which impels us to discover our spiritual heritage as Beings of Unlimited Light, Love, and Beauty. As Descartes said, “I think, therefore I AM! Her childhood and adolescence was spent on a solitary spiritual path, depending on her Spirit Teachers for guidance.
The following years of marriage, family and work in the mundane world challenged her to use the truths which Spirit had taught her. She knew and was comforted that her Spirit Guides were always near to assist as she met the challenges of family and work. But she knew this was a time in which she had to test herself, use the teachings of her Spirit Guides, and depend on The Light within herself for her strength. Years passed. A marriage ended in divorce, her children grew into their own lives and Ann continued her studies at ever higher levels. Her spiritual and psychic abilities increased. One evening as she prepared for sleep, her Spirit Teacher appeared beside her bed and told her, “It is time.” She was filled with joy because she knew it was time for her to begin the spiritual work she had come to do.
In time Ann was ordained as a Spiritualist minister and remarried, a wonderful pastor of a Spiritualist Church. Together they worked to teach others how to see and hear their own Spirit Band of Teachers, Guides, Angels, and Friends. By 1990, Ann had trained several students and ordained them as Spiritualist ministers, encouraging them to continue her work. For Ann it was time for her to return to work in the mundane world, to interact with people who did not share her spiritual opinions and gifts, learning more and sharing her knowledge, quite subtly, in a different setting.
In 1995, her Spirit Teacher said it was time for her to return to her spiritual work but in a different way. She was told to take up a pencil and paper. Her Teacher’s firm but gentle voice said, “Relax, let me use your hand and we will draw a picture for you”. Then a the Spirit Artist drew a portrait of Ann’s Guardian Angel. Ann knew that the artistic ability exhibited was far beyond her own skills. Ann’s new gift developed quickly as her Spirit Friends guided her to various places where she was enthusiastically accepted as “The Angel Lady” who drew people’s Angels. One client was given a detailed drawing of a young woman in spirit who said she was the client’s Guardian Angel and whom the client had never seen. The client took the portrait home to show her husband, who exclaimed, “That’s my sister! She died before I met and married you!” Another wonderful proof of Spirit communication and that our loved ones in Spirit stay close to us to assist and protect us. Today Ann’s work as “The Angel Artist” and a travelling Spiritualist minister, brings comfort and hope to many people. Her “Angel Portraits”, as she calls them, seem to emit light and a beautiful spiritual vibration, showing that they are, indeed, gifts of love from the world of Spirit. Ann gives thanks daily to her Spirit Band of Teachers, Guides and Angels. She thanks them for their loving help as she works to increase God’s Light and Divine Love on Earth and in the Universe.