For those of you who don’t know me, I have a little shop on South Parade Pier in Portsmouth and this is my story of how I got there and why I consider myself to be a quiet rebel.

From an early age, I knew I was ‘different’. I saw animals at night and things no-one else in the family could see. It didn’t take me long to realize I’d been quite randomly plonked into my family. It’s just one of those things I had to get used to.

When I was ten, my family and I moved to Switzerland, where I attended an American school for three years. It was a completely different lifestyle from the one I was used to and the first of many game changers in my life.

Shortly after, mum and I returned to the UK whilst my dad remained in Switzerland. Two houses and two schools later, things finally settled down.

At the age of 17, I needed money so I illegally obtained a job in a well-known off-license chain and continued to work in pubs for years thereafter. During those times, so many things I never expected came into my life including several failed relationships and a child. I decided then and there to create a list I entitled Things I never thought would happen to me, a list that continues to grow to this day.

One of the most traumatic things on the list was a near fatal illness that cost me six-hours of surgery, 24-hours of recovery, nine pints of blood, two days in HDU and half a lung. If it hadn’t been for my son and my revelations of what was going to happen to his father, I would have used the get out of life clause a hundred times over.

Through it all, I hung in there, learning valuable lessons from my experiences and the spirits.

In just the last five years, I suddenly decided to use all the psychic stuff the spirits taught me:

  • Defense against psychic attack
  • Opening up
  • Receiving and using upgrades and downloads
  • Shamanic techniques
  • Divination with cards
  • Dealing with multidimensional beings and situations
  • Working with Egyptian mythos
  • Working with gods, goddesses and other entities
  • That the Pagan community is not all love and light

What makes me a quiet rebel

Sitting in my little shop quietly transmuting sea to land energy, my portal in my healing room quietly guiding those over to the other side, the dragon on the pier keeping it safe, I watch the unseen ships in the air and water in the Solent as merpeople bob about in the sea and play in the surf.

The public comes in and out enjoying its days on the pier. As the day passes, idle chit chat takes place, readings and healings are done and very few see all that’s in my little shop. Yes, I’m a very quiet rebel indeed.

Being able to transmute energy wherever I am is an awesome thing to be able to do and the planet loves it. So many things can be done silently.

You don’t need to be out there visibly doing things to make a difference. It pays dividends to work quietly and go unseen. Not everyone needs to know what you do. What they think is neither here nor there.

Occasionally I will be sent dark ones to try to put me off what I’m doing (they should know better by now).

My tips for being a content quiet rebel

  • Make yourself a list of things you never thought would happen to you. I promise it won’t disappoint.
  • Follow your heart and soul.
  • Always do what feels right for you.
  • Always know that it’s never too late to change your life
  • Don’t waste your time doing things you don’t enjoy. Life is too short
  • Realize life can change in the blink of an eye
  • Never let anyone tell you what your energies are or that you can’t do something

Ending with a heart of gratitude

I’m thankful for good friends, my family (who have no idea what I do but are happy that I’m happy), the cats and dogs, my front room with its own menagerie of elementals, the spirits who roam my house and of course, my fabulous husband Rob who puts up with my ramblings.

About our guest rebel

Kate Buxton, based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, is the owner of Sundance Pier Shop (a traditional pier shop with a modern twist) located on South Parade Pier in Southsea.

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