If you have read God’s Callgirl you know the story of 64 years of my life, and it has been quite a story.
You would have found it easy to identify yourself with Carla because of the frank revelations of emotions and thoughts that are so common to anyone who has been abused in any way – and who has not suffered some kind of abuse?
No-one is their story, however. I have matured quite a bit since the book was published in 2004 as I want steadily more out of life. It is showing me how generous and magnificent it is.
I have come on this earth with quite a mission: to experience both sexual and religious abuse in order to heal from the deeply disturbing patterns of both. The memoir of these experiences (God’s Callgirl) was published in 2004, and then, after more years of maturation, my service purpose now is to offer assistance to others by teaching, writing, speaking and being myself.
Spiritual truth has always been my focus. After leaving Catholicism at the age of 31, I turned to mysticism and metaphysics rather than another Christian denomination for finding greater truth. I was a member of a spiritual metaphysical community (close-knit but not co-habiting) for seven years. The guidance I received there has been highly beneficial, and yet the time came for me to also leave that, to find my way in a broader milieu. That’s how I was then guided to spend time with different teachers for different stages of my growth, both personally and online. My sense of what is true and not true was honed during this time and is serving me well.
For the last two years I have been inspired to write about a completely new topic: Saving Jesus from Christianity. I feel that Jesus has been misrepresented by what has been allowed to survive in the New Testament. There is more to add, and the stories to be revisited. The Master Jesus has not been silent about these stories himself. It’s wondrous to me how they can come to new life when another meaning is given to them, or when a missing piece is added. I feel guided by the great Presence that is Jesus, as all of us can be, and when I ask for his assistance it is always given.
My experience as a Catholic nun for 12 years and a childhood steeped in religion has given me an in-depth knowledge of the religious distortions rife in the Church, in some cases completely up-ending the intended messages and meanings of the stories and of the life of Jesus.
Some of the Insights I write are offered as Gifts of the Spirit – given away for the asking. Some will form part of the newly intended book with the working title, Saving Jesus from Christianity.
Education and work:
I was educated by nuns from the age of two-and-a-half (Montessori), by the FCJ nuns at the parish school of Deepdene, Melbourne, then by the same order of nuns at the Ladies’ College in Vaucluse, Richmond, and graduated from Sedgley Park College, Manchester, after three years of teacher-training, at the age of 24. I taught full time and part time for several years. I held groups at my home for metaphysical studies and wrote a regular newsletter, which was, in those days, posted to members. In 2010 I completed Cert IV in Mentoring with the Cosmosis Mentoring Centre.
I once became a full-time cleaner of houses, using my body in a way I enjoyed, creating order for my clients. This tired me in a good way, but I still learned the skill of Swedish Massage, unbeknowingly preparing me for another calling: that of a sex worker, which eventually brought me to profoundly heal my abusive past. I have always wanted to write, and eventually wrote my memoir, God’s Callgirl.
I enjoy giving talks to numerous groups of people, once receiving a standing ovation at The Hyatt on International Women’s Day.
In the end the only questions I will ask myself will be: How much did you love? How much more love is there on the planet because you were here?
You can find more about me on Wendy Campbell’s Resilience Program: click here.
Audio interviews from different times and places:
- Click here for an interview I recorded on BBC Radio 4 (Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte by Maurice Ravel).
- Click here for an interview with The Empowered Lightworker (click on show 14).
- Click here for an interview I did with Barbara Mertz in the USA.