Ok so you don’t know me but I hope by the end of this you may feel like you do, at least a little.
My name is Paul Derrick. I am 53 years old and I live in West Wiltshire. I’m an engineer and also a, now retired, retained firefighter. But, there’s also one more thing about me.
Let me explain…
I love working with spirit, alongside my spirit guide “David”. I’ve been aware of my abilities as a medium for 15 years. Long enough to know that I love working with spirit!
Some truly lovely people have come through my door for readings. I’ve met some fantastic characters associated with the spirit world. Most, I would say, have become good friends.
Let me tell you how it all started.
When I was a child, I’d sit in the classroom and wonder why everyone but me could concentrate on what we were supposed to be learning. When the teacher was talking, I would hear someone else talking. And it became apparent, I was the only person who could hear this particular voice! I went through school without being very good at anything much and didn’t have many friends.
I did have one friend, but he was in my head, which felt wrong. I ended up finding myself blocking him out, believing I was mad!
I finished school with very little, and then went on to start my Engineering apprenticeship.
All was quiet in my head, but I’d constantly see this thing in the shape of a person, out of the corner of my eye. He would appear at any time, in any place, but would be gone as soon as I turned to see what, or who, it was. And to be honest, I still thought I was a little mad!
And then, on 07/11/03, that changed. At 15:40, I was sat at home with Trudy and Trina, sisters of this world, who are both very switched on to spirit. They were talking to each other about the spirit world and I was across the room, thinking about how it was all rubbish. Until Trina turned to me and asked me if I ever saw anything out of the corner of my eye.
I thought for a second. I didn’t want to sound silly but felt compelled, to tell the truth. So I said that, yes I did. And she told me that when I saw him again, that I should say “Hi” and thank him.
Within seconds of her saying that there he was! So, I said “hi” and “thank you” and with that, he was gone.
After about five minutes, Trina turned to me again and asked me if I’d ever heard voices. For the second time, I was worried about sounding like a ‘nutter’ but again, felt like I was being forced, to tell the truth. So I explained that yes, I had heard voices, but had blocked them when I was a child.
The next words out of her mouth were her asking who was behind me. I quickly turned but couldn’t see anyone. I said as much, and then heard, without warning, a voice saying, “IT’S ME!”
I couldn’t help but think “Oh no, he’s back!”
It turned out that it was a gentleman in spirit called Cedric, and he was one of my guides. He went on to tell me that I was able to communicate with not only him but with other spirits. He explained that I was a medium. It was then that I felt this huge surge of energy wash over and through me, like a tidal wave. It went right down to my sacral area, and then back up, extremely fast.
The next thirty seconds were spent crying like a baby, and I still have no real idea why.
This turned out to be the best day of my life. I had finally found out why I had spent my school years with at least two different people talking to me at the same time. I wasn’t completely nuts after all! Trina and Trudy left and I realised I’d now have to inform my family of my new found skills.
I still enjoy involving the spirit world to see the look on a total stranger’s face after I have told them facts from their past that only they know. It’s great.