A MEDIUM on a mission to give people proof that there is “life after life” is teaming up with the Rotherham Advertiser for the first time in the latest of our popular events.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Ollerton-based Trisha has become one of the country’s top spiritual mediums and clairvoyants.
And she puts her ability to understand and comfort others down to her experiences in her incredible up-bringing.
Born as a result of an affair between a gypsy and a teenage nun, Trisha was raised in a convent with eight other children and formed a special bond with Sister Marina, who she later discovered was her birth mother.
By the age of seven, Trisha was adept at conversing with what she says were the “not so imaginary friends” who kept her company.
She was sent to live in Hong Kong with a new family whose life was quite comfortable until Trisha’s new father died.
In order to survive, Trisha’s new mother ended up turning to prostitution and eventually drugs, which blinded her to her dealer’s advances towards Trisha.
Trisha suffered repeated abuse before her attacker was stabbed as she attempted to defend herself.
Subsequently sent back to a Barnados orphanage in England, Trisha was eventually adopted by a couple called Walter and Edna.
But her new, settled life did not last long.
Walter died on an RAF expedition in Burma, Edna had a breakdown and Trisha went to live with Walter’s brother and his wife.
They encouraged her communication with what she calls "spirit" and she started to understand her clairvoyance (the ability to see events) and clairaudience (the ability to hear spirits).
She began to do professional readings and demonstrations in spiritualist churches.
Now she says she could not be the medium she is today if she had not endured all she has been through.
“I feel it is this pain and experience that enables me to understand and comfort others, “ she says.
“The sorrow I have had to overcome through love, acceptance and compassion has meant that spirit has supported me and talked to me all my life.”
Trisha says her instruction from spirit is to "”give people proof that there is life-after-life”, which she says she does with" love, truth and light."
"This event is not to be missed," said Advertiser events manager Tracie Midgley.
Trisha will be appearing at The Pastures Lodge, Mexborough, on February 26, 2012.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are now on sale at £15. Call the Rotherham Advertiser events team on 01709 57111 to book.
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