How seeing dead people became one Romford woman’s career
PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 August 2013 | UPDATED: 09:26 06 August 2013
When Diane White was nine years old she arrived home to the scene of a horrific car crash outside her house.
A woman was injured in the crash involving a car and a motorbike. Terrified, she ran inside to her mum to get help.
When they returned outside there were no signs of a crash.
It was a week later that Diane saw an actual crash outside her house where a woman died.
Diane, 53, said: “I was starting to see things that were going to happen and it frightened me.
“I could see the woman who was tragically killed and the mangled wreck that used to be a car, but when there was nothing there I found this all very confusing as I was so sure of what I had seen.
“When I saw the actual crash I was very mixed up about what had just happened.
“From that moment on I tried to block out what I saw and the feelings that I had as it scared me. So I suppressed my thoughts.”
Diane said she first knew she was different before the accident when her aunt and a little girl came to see her when she was ill with measles. She started talking to the girl, called Sally, but her mum and aunt told her no one was there. She later found out her aunt’s daughter, who died five years before, was also called Sally.
Diane said: “As a child I can always remember playing with spirit children. There used to be lots around me so I was never without company.
“Looking back on that time in my life you might have thought it was scary being about spirit however I didn’t know any different.”
When Diane was older she went to a clairvoyant reading and was told by the medium not to be afraid of her ability to talk to spirits and that she should embrace it.
She signed up to a workshop run by psychic medium Tony Stockwell to learn how to control talking to spirits.
After spending years learning with Tony and working as a medium at spiritual churches she now does personal readings and regular shows in Romford and has done readings for The Only Way Is Essex cast.
She said: “By learning from the best I have seen how important it is to use my gift to help people come to terms with their loss.
“People take comfort in the fact that their loved ones are now free of pain, back with the people they love and are still involved in your everyday lives.
“I feel privileged to be able to deliver messages that make a difference to people’s lives.”
Diane said: “The information that I am given isn’t for me. Sometimes I get people who have lost someone in tragic circumstances and it’s lovely to be able to see the relief on the person’s face that they have connected. One woman was really relieved and said she will not have to have another reading again as I had put her mind at rest.”
“I am just a link or a channel to the spirit world and they are using me to pass information on.”
Diane’s next show in Romford will be at the RUSSC Club, in Mawney Road, on September 23.
For information about the show and her readings you can visit www.dianewhite.org.uk
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