Elisabeth Garret Anderson
How my spiritual helpers and guides came into my life
Born into a family of healers and clairvoyants I quickly understood the existence of the spirit world, mum would
always talk about spirits and how they had visited her in the night, as a child this was quite normal for me.
As time moved on I detached from the understandings of the spirit world and had taken on a journey full of very
mixed feelings and situations. Like many people I was crying one minute and laughing the next, even though I
felt lost I knew there was more to life and would ask myself how did all these great masters that once lived
here manage it; after all, to be a spiritual master means to master the thoughts and the feelings that you
I remember calling from my soul at a very low point in my life "Please God help me to understand what is
happening, I just want to be happy" I took the challenge as I knew I could not continue like this. Day-by-day
I started to look at myself instead of what was around me, I had been blaming everyone else for the way my life
was, I realised that I had invited these situations into my life consciously, subconsciously, or on a karmic
level - I realised this from reading some of these great teachings by the master.
The answer was to love yourself and when you truly do, true love comes your way and when you are at peace with
yourself, life responds in the same way. I started to explore the meaning of life.
I started going to my local spiritualist church in Finchley, London, I loved it. The people were friendly, and
after a while I was asked if I would help out in the church, making tea, handing out hymn books etc. I found
myself chatting and listening to people, trying to help them with their problems, or helping them to deal with
grief over someone passing. I was still learning and enjoyed listening to the spirit guides and my loved ones
via a good medium.
People started saying "are you a healer? - if not you should be".
I believed healing could work and that some healers were wonderful channels and really healed people. What a
lovely thought, I can honestly say I really loved people whatever they said or did in life, everyone is worthy
of love, it would upset me to see anyone in pain or suffering.
I prayed, and prayed, please God help me to understand and channel your healing, be it words or laying my hands
on someone so their pain would go away. I did this every day, talk about nagging the spirit world!!
The journey had begun
The most amazing things started to happen; first I went to a clairvoyant called Jessie Brag in Tottenham, London.
The reading started with Jessie connecting with her communicators.
"There are a lot of Native American Indians here for you, but one wants to especially make herself known to you,
she is a young girl full of smiles, she is about fifteen or sixteen years old very beautiful, dressed in a tunic
with a belt and her hair in braids, saying that she died in the Indian wars. She has come because she has chosen
to help and guide you, her name is Running Water she is a healing guide, and you have the ability to heal."
I was so happy to know my prayers were being answered, the reading went on, but to be truthful I have forgotten
most it, the important thing was my first healing guide was with me, at least I hoped so, I thanked Jessie and
I drove home praying for confirmation that it was true. As I knew mediums and psychics can be very good or very
About four months later I receive my confirmation, I decided to buy the psychic news, it was late in the evening
and everybody was asleep, I started to read the paper, there was a story about a psychic surgeon that worked with
a spirit guide called Dr Elsberg, the man that was reporting the event could see clairvoyantly.
I remember it was a long story about how psychic surgery worked, at the end of this story the reporter wrote,
"I suddenly saw a young native Indian girl smiling at me in the room while the psychic surgery took place, and
wondered why she was there, the psychic surgeon finished his work then she disappeared" the reporter finished
his report and went home, later when he went to bed he was thinking about the girl then suddenly she appeared
to him in his room, dressed in a tunic with a belt and her hair in braids, as I was reading this I felt tingles
all over me, then she said to the reporter "yes you did see me! I am a healing guide and was helping Dr Elsberg
with the healing, my name is Running Water".
Oh my God! I jumped out of my chair with excitement, she is real! She is real! I couldn't believe it, but I did,
what wonderful confirmation,
I knew she was really there to help me; I was so happy I can't express just how much.
A couple of years later I was sitting in a circle with a medium called David Hyams, who is now a very special
friend, David was a Trance medium, David went into trance, his guide Grey Eagle spoke through David, telling me
that Elisabeth Garret Anderson was with me and would help me with my healing, I wasn't really sure who Elisabeth
was, Grey Eagle said she was a doctor and had done great work while she was on the earth plane, I did some
research afterwards, I found out that in her life she was the first women to qualify as a doctor in England,
reaching out to the poor families Also she was the founder of a new hospital in London staffed by woman,
promoting medical training for women at a time when it was an all-male profession, literally! Again I felt humble
and at the same time very excited.
I didn't get confirmation straight away but I accepted this information, it just felt right in my heart,
sometimes you have to trust and have faith and that I did have.
Over the years mediums have given me her name as a guide, I thought to myself, if I call her every time I do my
healing she will hear me and with so much dedication as a doctor she could only want to help me or anybody that
wishes to help people, this I now know to be true, if you call on any spirit that has the ability to help in their
certain field this can be anything, they are only too happy to help, it means all that they have learned on the
earth plane they can inspire and guide you still from the spirit realms.
Another two years passed and I was given a book called "The magus of Strovolos" a book about a man named Stylianos
Atteshlis known as Daskalos, which means Teacher in Greek. I started to read the book, I didn't read much but I
couldn't put this book down. It was about a Greek healer and teacher who lived in Cyprus, he was an amazing healer,
he could just touch you and you were healed. He would tune into you, knowing your past lives and what was
happening in this life, healing, and teaching and demonstrating divine powers, and never asking for anything in
This man was a Master. I was intrigued with him and his philosophy, I felt a strong connection with him as my
own thoughts were similar, people came from around the world to see him. I felt so happy that this man had done
so much spiritual work in his life.
I finished this book, there were two other books about Daskalos which I wanted to read, yet I hadn't found.
Unfortunately Daskalos had passed over about five years at this time; I needed to find out more! With a few phone
calls, and a month later, one of the mediums I knew called Marie Lang had a husband called Angelo who was Greek,
I asked Angelo 'did he know of this man in Cyprus', 'no' he said 'but I will try and find out for you'. True to his word,
he managed to get hold of a phone number of a man in Cyprus called Kiki that had information about Daskalos.
I called this man straight away, I told him that I was coming to Cyprus in a few months for a holiday and asked
'could I see him', 'yes' he said, 'call me when you come to Cyprus.'
I arrived in Cyprus, and called Kiki, there was no answer, I tried again and again but nothing, I even tried
asking the locals but some of the Greeks are a little fearful of Mystics and don't want to talk of such
matters, so I enjoyed the rest of my holiday the best I could but still thinking about Daskalos and that I
had missed my chance to find out more about his healing and his insights into life.
The holiday ended and I returned to London, the second day I was at home the phone rang, it was a man asking
me about the spiritual centre I used to run called the Joseph Benjamin Independent Spiritual Centre. I told him
that I had closed the centre about three years ago. He said that he had kept my number all this time, because
at some point he wanted to come along to the centre. He said he used to go and see Joe on the platform in the
Forrester hall (in London) many years ago, (Joseph Benjamin when he was alive was one of the most amazing
spiritual mediums there was). As we were talking I noticed that he had a strong accent, and asked him where
he came from? He said he came from Cyprus, I told him that I just got back from there, and mentioned about
Daskalos. 'I knew Daskalos' he said 'I met him many years ago as a boy'; he told me stories of Daskalos
and his amazing healing and how he communicated with the spirit world. I sat and listened, feeling the hairs
on my body stand up on end, I felt quite weird, knowing I just been in Cyprus trying to find information about
him, and here was this man on the other end of the phone line telling me all about him.
I told Thrasos, which was his name, I wanted to find out more information about him and how I tried in Cyprus.
Also I told him of the book I had just read and that there was two other I hadn't found yet. 'My darling' he
said 'I guess this is why I have really rung you I have the other two books! You had better come and get them' he
I froze, 'Oh my God' I said, then these words came into my mind "When the pupil is ready the master will come"
I was smiling from ear to ear, I was so happy how spirit and Daskalos and brought this together for me.
We arranged to meet at Thrasos' house the next day, which of course was only fifteen minutes away! I went to pick
up the books, and was greeted by a lovely gentle man. I spent the afternoon with Thrasos sharing his experiences
with Daskalos, and his knowledge of the wonders of which Daskalos was capable of.
A week later Thrasos rang me and said that his nephew was in great pain with his back, and could you come now
please! I went to Thrasos' house and gave his nephew healing. Within ten minutes he could get up, the next
day Thrasos rang to say his nephew was cured. This was my first miracle healing, I fell to my knees crying with
humbleness, then the next I jumping around with happiness, Daskalos was helping me.
I was getting on with my healing which I enjoyed very much, when about eight months later, a lady that used to
come to my centre rang me, she had moved to Wales and wanted to let me know that a very good medium called
Paula Woods was moving to Lakeside Essex, and that I should go and see her, we had a little chat, then I wished
her well and said good bye.
Yes I will go I thought, I do try to read the signs in life, I like to keep the doors open for my spirit friends
to guide me. I drove to Paula's house which was about an hour away. Paula invited me in, the reading started by
telling me all sort of things some I understood, some I didn't.
I do remember that Paula said I had a new guide called Black Elk, I remember thinking that's a strange name and
what does that mean. I left feeling there wasn't much guidance, oh well maybe none is needed right now.
At this time I working in a lady's clothes shop very near to where I lived, it was only a small shop and very quiet,
so it was only me working there, it was nice like that, it give me time to give spiritual advice to people when
needed, I was also lucky because the shop owner was a good man and allowed me to give healing to people when
the shop had closed.
Then one quiet day in the shop, I was sitting at the counter day-dreaming when a lady called Yvonne came in the
shop, she was a regular, we often had a good chat, hello she said I have just been in the charity shop next
door, and bought this book, thought you may like to read it, she handed me the book the title read "Black Elk
Speaks" I looked at Yvonne with utter surprise on my face. 'Yvonne' I said, 'I went to a medium about five weeks
ago and she told me of this guide called Black Elk, I hadn't told a soul, because I didn't know if it was true or
not, I guess it is'. Yvonne's face was a picture, she almost turned white, we laughed, I read the back of the
book, it said that Black Elk was a native Indian from the Sioux nation, he was a holy man, who healed and
preached wisdom of the great spirit to his people, I felt so honoured that Black Elk had come to guide me.
At this point on my journey as a healer I would like say, if you too really want to help people, whoever
they are, with true love in your heart, expect nothing in return, keeping your faith even when it gets
difficult, The Great Spirit will see your light and will guide you trust me I know.
Before I finish I need to mention my last two helpers or at least up to this present time.
One day I got a call from a lady called Meg who sat in my development circle I held once a week, asking me
could I go and give healing to a lady called Sharon,
Of course I said, I made arrangements to see Sharon. Sharon was a beautiful soul, a very kind and loving
person, straight away we became friends, Sharon had vulvering cancer, The cancer was now in its aggressive
stages, Sharon was so tiny and in a lot of pain. When I first met Sharon, knowing she had vulvering cancer,
in my mind I wanted to know why the cancer was there, so I ask her about her relationship with her partner,
She said quite simply 'my husband used to rape me, he would have a couple of drinks, then his personally would
change, that's when he would rape me'. (I will talk about lower vibrations and attachments drawing close to
people that take drugs or drink under the heading drink and drugs) I gave healing as much as Sharon needed,
the healing did help, but I didn't know if I could stop the cancer. The most wonderful thing was during the
healing sessions, Sharon would see the spirit world, she saw a Native American Indian, (which I believed was
her guide) she saw these beautiful stairs. But would say to me I am not ready to walk up them yet.
She would see all the wonderful colours of the spirit world, sparkling and vibrating, and the healing colour
the guides used to ease the pain. I felt they were preparing her to go home. Every time I left Sharon's house,
tears would fill my eyes; we had bonded and I felt humble that I had been guided to help her, and only wished
I could do more, these are the times I had to keep my faith and honour Sharon and her soul's choice yet it is
When I used to go to Sharon's house, we would spent a lot of time talking about the spirit world, Sharon
enjoyed this as it gave her peace, she would say if I go home at least I have no fear of going home.
Sharon also became my teacher; in many ways there were times I had to look deep into myself about my feeling
and still try to be a pure channel for spirit, she had faith in me and would encourage to keep going saying
you have a lot of knowledge and this will help many in the future.
I only had to look at Sharon's journey and the sadness the family was going through, she was right.
One day after healing I said to Sharon when you go back to heaven would you come back now and then and help
me while I am healing because I know you have so much to give, she smiled and said yes of course. We cuddled
one another as we both cried, feeling very emotional.
I didn't see Sharon the last two weeks before she passed over but the morning she passed it was about ten
o'clock and I was watching television, all of a sudden I felt this very strong energy down my right side,
oh I wonder who that is. The feeling stopped, Sharon came into my head but I wasn't sure. Later that day
Sharon's mum rang me and said that Sharon passed at eight thirty that morning. I was sad but not for Sharon,
for her family, I knew Sharon was free of pain now, and how lovely of her to come and see me that morning, it
interested me that it was ten o'clock when I felt a presence, she must have been around her family and then
on the way home she popped in to see me.
I am happy to say, Sharon does help me with the healing now, she is a true helper, and I thank her so much in
my heart for being there.
Then after about eight years, my friend Judith asked me would I like to come with her to visit her mum in
Wales, that would be nice I thought plus I had never been to Wales before so we made the arrangements.
I remember Paula Woods the medium said she had moved back to Wales but didn't know where in Wales, so I called
her, she said she was twenty minutes away from where Judith's mum lived, I asked Paula could we come and see her,
yes she said it would be good to see you and I will give you both a reading if you would like. So while
visiting Judith's mum we went to see Paula, it was lovely to see her, while I was there she told me a man
named Ted who lived in west London was also now guiding me, he was a gifted man who healed many and had the
ability to also communicate with the spirit world, while he was living on the earth, Ted is a strong man,
he says you need to be stronger, I knew what he meant, at times I am too sensitive, Ted is going to help
you with this. I knew of this man called Ted because my friend David Hyams Spoke of him often, telling wonderful
stories about his life and how he healed so many people. I knew David would be very pleased that Ted was around
as there were close friends. Judith then had her reading. Afterwards we had coffee and chatted with Paula, she
was still a very good medium and bless her heart she would only take a small donation, we thanked Paula and
left. I said thank you to Ted in my thoughts for his guidance, again I felt blessed, and yes I have become
a lot stronger.
I now have all these wonderful spiritual beings guiding and helping me. I know they wish to help and heal
anybody in need. Every day I feel honoured, and try my best to be a clear and loving channel for them, so
they can express their love to you.
I do not take ownership of them, as they will work with many channels here on the earth.
I have not reached this point with out making many mistakes, but I recognised them.
I never gave up as I knew the Great Spirit did not either.
LIFT YOUR HEART. SEE THE SIGNS. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY
GOD BLESSES YOU