At 18 she left the neighbourhood where she grew up to attend university in the big city and at 19 she experienced her first significant awakening, seeing through the personal self. This brought with it a lot of grief and integration, coming to terms with losing “Lucy.”
At this time subtle perceptions revealed themselves and for a decade she could see spirits and feel what others where feeling and thinking to a level she wasn’t comfortable with.
She was filled with love and a sense of deep wellness. She never thought much of it, and didn’t talk about it, there had already been so much light inside through childhood, and she was just relieved to be in the world finally – and out of the area where she grew up – that she simply focussed on living.
There was still significant trauma to be worked through on the level of the psyche and her life at this time led her to psychotherapy which helped heal her PTSD.
After a brief stint in television journalism, Lucy spent 15 years in Europe and New Zealand working for international humanitarian aid agencies. She worked in orphanages in Bulgaria, and went to disasters to help with food, shelter and water.