Estelle Pettican was born in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa, where she spent most of her childhood. At the age of five she had her first spiritual experience after the death of her grandmother. For many years, she suppressed her psychic ability, as her mother was religious and saw Estelles gift as evil and discouraged any sign or manifestation of it.

There were many obstacles between her struggle and her enlightenment; several abusive relationships, two rapes, lies and rejection by those she trusted, a disastrous first marriage and a traumatic decision, as she found the answer to her prayers. In later life she would discover a family secret and realise she was not who she thought she was and many things fell into place for her.