Welcome to Melody Tours
Welcome to Melody Tours, an account of my journey on this planet through my experiences with many different groups and the way I am learning to understand the “truth” of who I am.
I am a travel professional with 30 years experience in the business, and have worked for many travel companies as an employee but nowadays I am simply “hands on” freelance. And I love it! I love the challenge of the unusual events and arrangements and I love the company that I enjoy when I travel with the groups.
To quote the words of Hans Christian Andersen, “to travel is to live” and I couldn’t agree more!
My travel adventure really began in Israel in 1996 when, I accompanied a group of theological students to Israel, feeling thoroughly inadequate and completely overwhelmed, following a trip down the Mount of Olives, in a short but frustrated prayer I said thanks to God for taking me into the Garden of Gethsemane, adding that I didn’t understand why I was there at all and instantly turned to face a plaque that said “you may not understand me but you know you can trust me”. I was suddenly bolted to the floor by something powerful and deep within me and after years of working outside of travel I was back in the game all over again.
All night I had been up praying to a radio mast that I mistook for the cross, this sounds completely crazy now but I was so desperate to find the spark of god that I knew was in me that I stupidly thought I was looking at it. So when I began to see the sights I had learned about in church and I couldn’t relate to them the next morning I was so delighted to find that the garden of Gethsemane looked like I had imagined it that I opened my heart and said thanks!
The next time that happened was at the Musee des Arts Forains in 1997 when I took out my first MOOS tour and when I felt the “group” heart open with the beautiful music and fabulous gondolas that turned in the museum I simply knew I was being called again to do a job with this movement.
Then I found myself in deep snow in Southern Germany with a group of Model Engineers and realised that I was beginning a journey that was guiding me deep into myself somehow so I began to read the signs and synchronicities that came up through the work and realised that the earth was guiding me at a soul level to do some work with her.
Two years later, sipping a coffee in warm sunshine and listening to mechanical organs in the lovely setting of Waldkirch in the Black Forest I was completely hooked and knew that I had to get creative around these groups and become their “housekeeper”.
I have been doing this work ever since at many different levels…….