As ‘Light workers’ wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to pick and choose the stepping-stones that form our spiritual path? If such choices were available to us we would no doubt always choose to be surrounded by helpful, friendly people who share our belief in the Ascension Process. We imagine that it must be always so much easier with the ongoing support of like-minded folk. When they felt discouraged, you would be there to uplift them. When you felt discouraged they would then uplift you. You would support their ‘New-age’ efforts and they would support yours. In this way ‘Working for the Light’ might become a continuously delightful experience for one and all. The truth is that for countless genuine and sincere light workers dotted around the world; ‘The Path’ isn’t like this at all. Far from it, for many it’s all about at times feeling trapped by lack of money, lack of like-minded stimulation, also at times feeling one has been abandoned as irrelevant by Spirit, by family and by friends. Such negativity evaporates when one learns to draw upon that well of inner strength. Or when a seeker seeks that which the light worker offers.


It sounds ridiculous to suspect that there’s some sort of ‘Celestial Selection Process’ that decides who gets which stepping-stones. For example, in 1991 Yvonne and myself (David) meditated separately and deeply for guidance before, at the invitation of a trusted friend in France, in July 91 we permanently left behind in England all that was secure, comfortable and familiar to us. During those meditations Sanat Kumara said in a gentle voice to Yvonne, “You’ll do as you’re told”. From foreknowledge Master S K was assuring us that he knew we would follow the stepping-stones wherever they led us. Despite our meditations, when decision time arrived, it had to be a snap decision; a yes or no choice mainly based on our trust of those whom we honestly believed were our sincere friends. To avoid a long dreary story let us simply say that our trust was miss-placed. A previously unmentioned change of plan made us surplus to our friend’s requirements. In truth the trusted friend had never intended to reciprocate our 100% whole-hearted commitment to her venture. By January 92 we were left almost broke, friendless, homeless, and in a hastily rented old caravan amid the heavy snows of wintertime France.


Neither of us believes in coincidence. We could only conclude that the deeper meaning was that Spirit had used our wayward friend as a stepping-stone simply to move us to France. But once in France, Spirit meant for us to work alone. At that point, as ordinary working folk we were faced with another choice, to run back to safe England or to somehow remain in France. Really it wasn’t much of a choice to make because next we found that everything worked against our return to the UK (where we speak the language) whilst everything worked towards keeping us in France near the Pyrenean Mountains border with Spain (Where we don’t speak the language). Next, somehow, on a very worrying, very tight shoestring basis, painfully slowly but surely things began to work out for us so that, then and to date, we had and have just enough to live on. Already in our fifties what could we conclude from this ridiculous situation in which we were placed? We were and are genuine workers for the Light. We don’t play at it, for us Ascension is our real life.


Some of you readers already know, from Soul Readings received via Yvonne’s Psychic postal service, and even before, in England, Yvonne’s many clients, knew that Yvonne is a very experienced Medium. But in France, unless clients were fluent in Anglais, the language barrier barred Yvonne from this source of income. In a similar way distribution of our Ascension writings have always been limited to those who are able to read Anglais. So why did Spirit guide us to France? Earlier we mentioned the isolation the light worker must be prepared to face on the path. In our case we faced a financial and language barrier that we still struggle to overcome. We also learnt from our own experiences, that on the path the thoughts of the seeker continuously evolve beyond the comfort zone level of mundane daily life enjoyed by most people. This doesn’t mean that the seeker becomes superior to everyone else. It simply means that the seeker’s priorities and aims are so totally different. This, in turn, makes it difficult for the comfort zones of other people to cope with. Our sympathies go out to all solitary and isolated seekers and light workers, wherever Spirit may have guided them. Unless one is a dedicated ascetic (which we are not) it is impossible, without like-minded support, to remain totally focused, 24 hours a day, upon one’s ascension.

There are familiar, taken for granted, things that one misses, particularly for seekers who are women. For example, when most wives (and even lady mediums / channels!) need a break from their husbands’ often-repetitive conversations they pop next door to chat with their neighbor's wife, or they visit the nearby busy shopping center. Often for the female light workers abroad in isolation, even this relief is denied to them.


Please don’t think that this article is a diatribe of complaints about the stepping-stones that Yvonne and I consciously and willingly chose to follow. We love France and the French people, and the richness of their preferred way of life. We will cheerfully remain here in this Pyrenean hilltop tiny village, surrounded by definitely not ‘New age’ thinkers, until Spirit decides our next move. Really this article is all about finding your own niche as light workers. Eventually, in one’s own timing, one moves beyond the need to be a follower of this or that proffered ‘New age’ belief. By that time, with an open mind one has taken in masses of assorted spiritual information culled from workshops, from channeled articles and from latest new age books etc.


Many sources of the same information offer helpful, sincere interpretations that appear to contradict each other. For the open-minded seeker this is very confusing, but it is also a test of discernment because in the end it will always come down to what  ‘YOU’ believe, regardless of what anyone else believes or expects ‘YOU’ to believe. Once that fact crystallizes in your consciousness you then realize that you are on your own solitary path. Also that this applies no matter whether you live surrounded by the hurly-burly of the ‘New age’ scene, or, like us, you live mainly solitary lives, isolated from like-minded people. Yvonne and I are more fortunate than many light workers are in that we have the solid and reliable support of each other in our belief in the Ascension Process. Many solitary light workers guided by Spirit to far-flung places often have to provide their own ongoing support in their beliefs. They have our admiration and sympathy, but just like us they have found their special niche. Of course this has brought us, full circle, back to our original question. What did Spirit have in mind as light work for this English, middle-aged, married couple in 1991 in one of the most isolated, beautiful, forgotten, and neglected parts of France? First a little French history to find out what France needed from us.


Seekers are also always students no matter of what age group. We certainly had a great deal to learn, about ourselves and about the history of the area, before we recognized and then grew into our niche. I have already explained the limitations that we faced. These limitations meant that folks in France would seldom use any ‘intuitive writing’ or healing talents or developed psychic gifts that we knew we had to offer. Obviously Spirit didn’t intend our role to be connected with modern day French people in this area where, at the time, Spanish rather than English, was the second language. To become truly fluent communicators would take too long. Also in 1991 in this rural area local folk often regarded ‘New-age people’ as dabblers in black magic. From this we concluded that our future work must be connected in some way with this strange area of southern France. More than a decade later it is now known throughout the world as, “The land of the Cathars”


To become a seeker of truth also requires that the seeker cease to be a passive follower of this or that dogmatic belief system. This is inevitable no matter into which century the seeker is born. In medieval times, the Holy Roman Church would accuse any freethinking seeker of truth of being a heretic. To save the heretic’s soul from damnation required that he or she should publicly recant and obediently return to the RC fold. On refusal to recant, the seeker would be mercilessly tortured to enable he or she to physically experience the forthcoming torments of Hell. Finally the seeker of truth would be condemned to death and would then be publicly burnt to death.


We have described the fate of one typical medieval freethinking individual seeker. Now try to imagine the grim fate of a freethinking tolerant race of people encouraged to be individual seekers of truth, such as were the Cathars. Today, at least in the western countries, passive and fear-filled obedience to the demands of religious bigots has been replaced by public indifference. Today no one, including the authorities, really cares what you believe so long as you keep on producing and consuming. In a slightly different manner in those medieval times whilst Europe wallowed in the Dark Ages of religious bigotry the greater part of southern France enjoyed an easygoing outlook towards any religion that individuals chose to follow, or chose not to follow.


The Cathar belief system was a form of Gnosticism, which required each individual to learn how to spiritually and psychically develop his or her self. The teachers of the belief system were called Parfaits or ‘Perfected Ones’. But they regarded themselves as students as well as teachers. In a way we could compare the Cathar parfaits of medieval times with the light workers of today. In both situations the parfait of then was, and the light worker of today is, faced with vast opportunities to plant spiritual seeds into fertile soil. Both teach the knowledge and the logical nature of the knowledge in a way that appeals to the commonsense of each very different individual. Both then teach the techniques of meditation and self-development that allows the individual to transform blind faith in hearsay knowledge into ‘the knowing’ of self-gained experience. The Parfait, and the light worker then moves on because their part of the work is complete, the seed is planted and has germinated. Any more than this would be an intrusion.


The aim and method of light work as described here is and was the very opposite to the aim and method used by teachers of traditional established religions. What the light worker offers is offered to adults that are capable of independent thought. What the great established religions offer is often conditioned in to their followers at a very early impressionable and unquestioning age. This conditioned outlook usually becomes an integral part of the adult follower, thus to disagree with the teachers and the teachings is to also disagree with God. The Cathar beliefs began to spread beyond southern France and to take root far and wide. To the Holy Roman Church this heretical belief was akin to the spread of a virulent epidemic that had to be ruthlessly eradicated. Many books have described in graphic, grisly detail the Holy Crusade sent by the Holy Church of Rome to ruthlessly cleanse this heresy from southern and southwestern France.


In forty years the Holy Crusaders reduced the prosperous land of the Cathars to a smoking plundered ruin.  With ruthless efficiency seldom if ever equaled by the Nazi Gestapo the Crusade was immediately followed by a hundred years of intensive witch-hunt tactics by the Holy Inquisition. As a result the Holy Church of Rome achieved its purpose. The Cathar epidemic was wiped out and the Cathar people of southern France entered the misery of the dark ages alongside the rest of Europe. That’s enough French history so now let’s look at the effect upon the countless individuals that died during that mindless religious purge of a population, because this is where Yvonne and I found a part of our niche.


The Cathar Parfaits both, men and women, knew exactly what they were teaching. As we do they understood and accepted the concept of reincarnation, and had a clear understanding of what followed physical death. The seekers taught by the parfaits also gained this clear understanding. This meant that during the purge all that had this understanding could face without fear what comes after physical death. They weren’t supermen or superwomen, and they cringed from physical pain just as we would, but, like us, they had no fear of the afterlife. The problem with the Holy Crusade and the Holy Inquisitorial witch-hunt tactics was this. The Crusaders, mainly interested in plunder, indiscriminately massacred whole populations. The Holy Inquisition had to justify its own existence with results measured in numbers of condemned heretics. Anyone could be denounced and condemned as, Cathar Belief believers no matter whether they were or not. As a result countless victims then faced physical death whilst also filled with terror of what lies beyond death. 


Then just like today, for many death and what lies beyond, was a taboo subject. This avoided subject was and is taboo because the majority of people lacked and still lack the precise knowledge of what follows physical death. During their present lifespan they are born without this knowledge and no one around them wants to talk about it or seems to know anything about it either. As a result many people take with them to their graves a garbled fear-filled version of what come after death. It is this fear based in ignorance that traps a soul in the Inter-life zone that lies between physical existence and the achieved astral level of that soul. In this blood-soaked, haunted land of trapped souls we found our niche, the rescue and release of trapped souls. During our years of drawing down and anchoring ‘Light’ in France, in our ancient two-seater farm car we have followed the trail of the crusaders and have released many souls that had remained trapped by their own fears and uncertainties.


We use the familiar term ‘trapped soul’ but really in any context it is easy to forget that a soul is a very real person that has for whatever reason departed from his or her physical body. In all other respects he or she is just the same human being as before. Previous to this life this soul has lived countless lives in the physical. Each life lived has added to his or her vast personal store of accumulated experience and spiritual evolvement. The ongoing accumulation of this vast store is the means by which each soul evolves to ever-higher levels of the astral vortex.

Often the soul’s achieved astral level is depicted as a brilliant light ahead that the disembodied soul has only to choose to enter and to reclaim as his or her right. Nothing could be simpler unless during this soul’s last physical life he or she has succumbed to the tendency to allow self to be devalued both, by others and by self. This tendency is non-physical but deeply ingrained and therefore often accompanies the self-devalued soul into the Interlife Zone.


Faced with but not aware that it is his or her, own glorious light, this soul may feel too intimidated to dare to feel permitted to enter it. Instead the soul back away to then create a safe refuge out of memories. The soul remains immersed or trapped in those memories, in the timelessness of the Interlife Zone. A psychic such as Yvonne is able to sense the presence of the trapped soul. Yvonne then gently and respectfully enters the refuge to restore the soul’s self-confidence. Yvonne does this by showing the soul the true nature of the light. Often the soul will then allow Yvonne to lead him or her towards the light. Part of the rescue release process often requires Yvonne to listen to the story and the fears of this unhappy soul. Often the story is revealed to Yvonne in the form of thought images of the life and times of this trapped person, other aspects of the niche that we found also involved Yvonne’s ability to accompany a soul whilst receiving images from that soul; past-lives regression therapy.


With this aspect the souls are in the physical and are clients that have visited Yvonne so that they may re-experience some of their past-lives. With rescue release work Yvonne encourages and leads the trapped soul. With PLR therapy Yvonne encourages the client to take the lead. Each session is tape recorded for the recumbent client to describe what he or she the client is experiencing, this even though Yvonne is able to psychically ‘see’ what the client is psychically ‘seeing’ and ‘re-experiencing’. This ability of Yvonne’s to ‘see’ is not affected by distance. Our postal, Soul Readings and personal past-lives information service evolved and is offered for the benefit of seekers all over the world.


My role during our several years in France has been that of an intuitive writer. Over that time span I have ‘received’ (I assume via my higher self) information in a simple, clear, and logical form related to the ascension process. Often this information may contradict the current ideas and latest theories about the purpose of the ascension process. For example, as we all realize, the light worker’s task is twofold. Part is to continuously work on self, clearing old emotional blockages to allow more and more, soul light to overflow from the light worker onto unaware, un-awakened, people. This is natural, uplifting, soul-to-soul, communication that needs no words. Words are needed however when the radiated-upon, awakened soul then feels drawn to seek. Now the new seeker demands to know where he or she fits in when faced with the confusion of familiar to us all offerings of both, the new-age scene, and of established religions.


In our writings Yvonne and I have tried to provide a clear and logical picture of an energy structure. This is a structure of very real energy. The structure includes and leads from a Creator’s mind, down through every level of evolvement. It leads all the way down to the unaware life force that for now exists as microscopic life forms made up of a few atoms made of the same energy, anywhere in the physical universe.


Some new-age people choose to believe that originally humans descended from the Angelic levels, and descended into physical existence to be able to experience separation. They go on to suggest that having had the experience it is now time for humans to ascend and return to those Angelic levels. The suggestion may be valid but to a new seeker it would appear to be extremely vague and to totally ignore the undeniable presence of all ever-evolving life force that exists amid physical matter. This has to include the life force from the microscopic and upwards that has yet to evolve to the human level and beyond. Otherwise none of it makes sense. We could make this article fill many pages. In fact we have written full-length books that are available and that fully explore this logical structure. In the limited space available we will simply conclude by urging all light workers / spiritual teachers, to keep their teachings as simple as possible when offering guidance to new seekers. Confusion is generated in the minds of newcomers when they are offered an incomplete picture of the descension process followed by a blurred and vaguely described purpose and outcome of the ascension process. If you’d like to know more about our beliefs and our writings, or wish to make use of our psychic services, or even feel that in some way you can help us, feel free to contact us via this website.


Love and laughter from


David and Yvonne Brittain


Note: David and Yvonne continuously drew down and anchored the light in France for 15 years from July 1991 until October 2006 when they returned to their homeland England where they continue to do their spiritual work from a small seaside resort in Essex. Donations great or small would be gratefully received and would enable us to continue to spread the knowledge of the Ascension Process.