Thank you PsychicTeachers!

First of all, I would like to thank the PsychicTeachers over at BlogTalkRadio for launching me on this exciting journey!  Two amazing ladies, Deb Bowen and Samantha Fey, are behind the microphone every Sunday night at 9pm EST.  If you can’t tune-in live, you can find them on iTunes and download all of their podcasts so that you can listen at your convenience.  I am trying to catch up myself; there are 100 plus episodes and each is an hour-long.  They are such a wealth of information I squeeze them in whenever I can!  I am not above listening to them while a.) showering b.) grocery shopping, and c.) walking in lieu of music!

I have learned so much, Deb and Samantha have a lot of great information and real world experience to share with their listeners and they do it in a fun, light-hearted way.  Some of the many subjects they have covered are working with and using crystals, awakening your intuition, tarot, palm reading, grounding and protection, numerology, chakra balancing, mediumship, meditation, the list goes on and on.  It really brings me back to sitting around my mother’s kitchen table with a couple of my favorite “aunties” and talking about all the woo-woo stuff, as my dad called it, while the men folk barbecued in the back yard!

As much as I love both of these ladies, I feel an especially deep kinship to Samantha.  Growing up Catholic and intuitive was not easy, there were many times that I felt completely and directly in conflict with the teachings of my family, friends, teachers, church leaders, etc. I’m from a small town, it was hard to hide, I was the strange one.  Thankfully, I had a mother (and a few aunties) that quietly supported me and encouraged my growth as long as it didn’t cause any unwanted attention.  She would sneak me off to the library in the next large city and even introduced me to card reading with playing cards, as tarot cards were absolutely not allowed in our home!

It has taken me many years to come to terms with these issues, and I feel that listening to the PsychicTeachers have assisted in making this a more peaceful and enlightened journey.


Welcome to my blog!  Thank you for joining me on my journey of spiritual enlightenment.  My name is Valentina and I am a working wife, mom, animal devotee and lover of all things spiritual and beautiful.  I grew up in a deeply religious home with a Mother that celebrated and embraced the deeper mysteries of the world and life.  I think that we shared a past lifetime together as Rom women traveling through Eastern Europe peddling fortunes “whenever and wherever” to quote the enchanting Shakira!

This is my first foray into blogging, so please be patient with me as I bumble my way through this.  My intentions with this project it not only to journal my experiences, but to share with you as so many others have shared with me!  My hope is that we can all travel together — hand in hand — if only for a short while.

Some of the things I am currently enjoying / exploring are meditation, cartomancy with playing cards (thus the blog name!), clairvoyance and her lovely sisters (clairaudience, clairsentience, claircognizance, etc…), reiki, yoga and energy healing.  I am totally and completely self-taught, so please keep that in mind when reading future posts!  A lot of the information I’ve gathered comes from various sources and I will always link-back and give credit where credit is due to the best of my ability.