I was 15 years old. It was 1992. An awkward age for me, going through my senior years in school and discovering who I was. At the time I saw myself as a creative, soulful dreamer, poetic and sensitive girl going through a very spiritual time of awakening and having lots of mystical experiences and insights which I journalled. Oddly enough I was not interested in boys like most girls. However, like most teenagers, I sought refuge in my room, with my friends, my horse (Flicka) and of course there was music!
The 90s brought the popularity of alternative music (grunge), with a renaissance in music festivals. The first Big Day Out music festival was held in Sydney headlined by Violent Femmes and Nirvana. Actually the 1990s were a pretty cool era! But at the beginning of the 90’s there was one artist in Australia that impacted me deeply at such a heavy place in my life.
I was sitting in my room listening to the radio and this rocking, yet lyrically captivating song comes on that just ‘stilled’ my whole being. The song was “Whisper” by Troy Newman, an Australian singer-songwriter and musician from Western Australia.
I can’t quite explain the connection with Troy Newman, except that I could feel the energy of this beautiful soul who chose to share his passion, and depth of being through music. Naturally, I just wanted to know more about this person, because as an intuitive I was able to tune into energy, and I personally found a lot of healing through the music at the time.
Because spiritually it was one of my most intense times in my life I was getting a lot of telepathic messages, insightful dreams, channelling, clairvoyance and also a deep understanding of others and myself. To me, Troy Newman had this beautiful, kind and soulful energy, but I also felt sadness. I remember having so many dreams about him and I would write them down in the book. I would also have precognition about him, like I would know if something was going to be on television, in a magazine or on the radio about him. I remember writing in the magazine to request any posters and pictures to add to my collection; it got published. Out of that I made a pen pal at the time who knew him. Our friendship shared a love of Troy, horses, mysticism and the moon. I also became the owner of a stars and moon shirt, which was worn by him.
Quite simply, Troy Newman inspired me, he was my muse and I admired him for that. He fuelled my own creativity and it encouraged me to find my poetic voice more, my individuality and self-expression. I found him to be original, highly talented, humble and appreciative of fans, life and success too. I really loved him. But not in the teenage crush kind of way.
So I decided to write to Troy Newman.
I sent a letter with a painting/photo/drawing, not knowing if it would ever reach Troy Newman himself. But I wanted to express my thoughts to this wonderful person who brought a lot of joy to my life in such a difficult time.
To my surprise, one day, a simple envelope arrived, unstamped and hand address to me, with a gold crescent moon on it. It was a personal letter from Troy himself, along with a signed A4 picture. It has remained one of my most treasured items to this day and I feel truly blessed.
Five years later, in 1997, this beautiful and mystical soul who brought healing, joy and love to so many who he touched, passed away. However, Troy was never forgotten.
My Troy Newman letter is 22 years old now. It is deeply cherished.
I am 37 years old. It is 2014. I’m a spiritual and sensitive soul. I still see myself as a creative, soulful dreamer, who muses and writes about life, love and mystical experiences.
One day Troy Newman came into my thoughts, and I thought about the letter I had received from him and wanted to find it (as I’m struggling with illness I had to wait for mum’s help). I decided to search Troy Newman on Facebook, I’m not even sure why! But I found the Troy Newman page, an official movie page for “Postcards from a Gypsy Moon” – The Troy Newman Story, being written and directed by Darren J Burns. I couldn’t believe it, and so I knew I was meant to share my special letter and tell this story! I truly believe Troy is guiding this special project on his life and career and those who were touched by his mystic presence.
After turning my storage boxes upside down and inside out for the folder, I found my Troy Newman letter and picture (that had been laminated) and shared them on the Troy Newman Facebook page. That very night Troy visited my dreams.
About two months later, I was contacted by Darren J Burns who was guided to re check a box of items for his documentary, and was as surprised as I was when my original letter to Troy some 22 years ago popped out, as if it were wishing to be found and reunited with its owner. Needless to say, it made my day, and Darren returned it to me that very week.
A couple of weeks later I was excited to tell my best friend, who is also a psychic medium, and I, as well as her were blessed to be greeted by his presence in spirit. I could feel his energy, and he made it known that he still has much to communicate with the world and that he is guiding Darren on this project. Subsequent dreams I’ve had depict this too. He is truly a beautiful soul whose words and music were expressed from his heart, and he is lovingly watching over his loved ones to this day.
Gypsy Girl is the 11th song off Troy Newman’s first album, Gypsy Moon. I forever remain a gypsy girl.
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