At only seven years old, Joy Brisbane discovered her ability to see things that other people around her could not. The now 68-year-old nurse and grief counselor says her psychic gift wasn’t something people would accept most of her life. She had to hide it to avoid hurting her relationships with friends and family. “Back then, it wasn’t something you could talk about because people thought you were losing the plot- including your parents- but it never went away,” she told the Daily Mail Australia.
“My father got very upset with me, and I went through people disbelieving me and saying I was lying. So I learnt at a very young age to just shut up,” she added. Ms. Brisbane, from Victoria, says she would constantly see spirits physically and in her mind. She adds that her psychic visions were always ‘exquisitely beautiful.’ Ms. Brisbane says about the spirits, “It came with a sense of peace and calm, and the spirits became my dear and close friends.”
Having dealt with many skeptics along the way, Ms. Brisbane decided to become a nurse and counselor. She felt her gift gave her an advantage in that field and ‘awoke compassion for others’ inside of her. After discovering her unique gift, Ms. Brisbane had many unusual and fantastic experiences with spirits throughout her life.
She Hid Her Gift For Most Of Her Life
However, it wasn’t until she was 54 and her husband passed away that she finally decided to accept her abilities and go for it wholeheartedly. “My husband was a disbeliever in all of this. For many years I hid my abilities or tried to communicate them and then close them down,” she says.
“After he died, it was quite traumatic because I loved him dearly. But in the midst of it, I promised myself that I would never close it down again. I didn’t want to hide; this is what I came here to do. Even if people criticize me or think I’ve lost the plot, I would continue to do this.” Since that day, Ms. Brisbane has continued to use her ability to contact the other side.
She does this to help people and get them closer to finding inner peace and closure. She recently wrote a book in the hopes of reaching and comforting more people titled ‘Walking With Spirit.’ In it, she talks about her experiences and what she has learned from the other side. “I’m not here to convince anyone of anything. I simply share my truth, and if people don’t wish to believe me, then that’s absolutely fine.
We all have the right to believe or not, so it never upsets me,” she says. “The spirits do all kinds of things for me like find lost goods for others and myself, and I’ve had many experiences where they have prevented me from having car accidents and things like that… it’s a constant process.”
No Problem Too Big Or Too Small For Her
Ms. Brisbane has helped people with all sorts of things. One odd thing she’s helped someone with was finding a phone for them! “A woman had thrown her phone into a box during some nasty bushfires and rang me to see if I could help, and it was like I was walking through her house. I described this to her, and although I had never been there or met her, I could see it,” Ms. Brisbane says.
“I talked her through the house to a cupboard, and on the second last shelf, there was a box, and in there was a phone… it was her old phone, but she said it would do, and apparently, the whole thing sent her husband into a spin.” Ms. Brisbane believes everyone has psychic abilities and feels that loved ones who have passed away send signs to us constantly.
“Our spirit beings work hard to come through, especially loved ones, and they want to help!” Ms. Brisbane says. She believes the easiest way for spirits to come through to us is through our dreams. Other signs are harder to notice, such as words that stand out on a page or messages in songs.
“Sometimes they do physical things like drop a feather in your path or if a butterfly appears to stay around you or lands on your hand or shoulder… that’s likely to be one of your loved ones trying to make contact.” Despite her husband passing away 14 years ago, she states they talk daily. “He’s still with me… and totally believes me now,” says Ms. Brisbane.