Doreen Virtue & I Discuss all things Angelic
Doreen Virtue has taught her Angel Therapy practitioner course, since 1997, and since then she had helped 1,000′s of people learn the skills of spiritual healing and psychic readings in concert with the Angels and Archangels. In the Angel Therapy handbook, she has complied all the tools, secrets, and exercises she teaches her students in one comprehensive handbook. Our own Christine Christensen sat down with Doreen to find out more about her New Book.
Christine Christensen: Doreen you mentioned the word comprehensive, in your introduction, and this seems to be an incredibly comprehensive book. What when into writing this book, how long did it take and how close is this book to the curriculum you teach in the Angel Therapy Certification Course?
Doreen Virtue: The book, the Angel Therapy handbook is something that I wanted to write for many, many years, partly because, in teaching the course, I was giving my students various books, and asking them to read specific chapters in several different books. I pulled from some of my previous books for the Angel Therapy handbook, just because I had already written it exactly like I wanted it, there was like no point to rewrite it. I have been teaching Angel therapy practitioner course since the ’90′s, originally it was called certified special council course. I really feel like my life purpose is a teacher of teachers, and I feel like there is a lot of spiritual teachers out there, a lot of people who – whose life is just to be spiritual teachers, so that would be writers, who just need a little push. And so a lot of the book is helping people to overcome their fears or insecurities plus give them the tools, that I feel like are necessary, no matter what type of healing they are doing, whether it’s Angel Therapy, or Reiki or some sort of energy work it’s pretty universal confidence building skills that I developed over the years, so a lot of this material, I have been writing for the last 10 years. The book itself took three years to create.
CC: What are some things that people will learn about in this book that they may not already know about from your other books?
DV: A lot of people don’t realize I am also a medium, and have been since I was a child. I have been teaching mediumship as part of my ATP class and then separately for about seven years and have a really good success rate with helping people to Awaken their natural mediumship skills. So, for me this book is really exciting, because it’s the first time in print I have ever taught any kind of mediumship work, and I feel, really, really excited with that, because I think it’s an important part of everyone’s repertoire for their personal growth as well as doing any kind of healing work.
CC: You often mention that you have been able to see and sense angels and beings from a young age. Why do you think you were drawn to angels and spirits so young?
DV: Well, I feel like every single person has guardian angels. I don’t – in any way I believe that I’m special, I believe that my parents helped me to keep my natural psychic abilities open, I think most kids see angels or fairies, and because my parents were just such open people, I kept that alive, you know, that wasn’t shut down. The angels started visiting me as far back as I can remember, and helping me. I was like a lot of light workers, I was different than other people. I was often told I was too sensitive or too weird, and so I was lonely a lot in my childhood. The angels would come and comfort me, and help me to feel better, and at the same time they would also take me to places, and I literally mean they would take me on journeys, and tell me things, they would be a combination of regular angels and Archangels. I have been working with Archangel Michael since childhood even though I was raised in a religion that hardly ever acknowledges angels. It wasn’t like Archangel Michael was a big part of my vocabulary, I never even heard of him until I was older. Angels were something that was relegated to Christmas and Valentines, so I didn’t really have any kind framework to understand this, even though my parents were open to things like intuition and psychic abilities and manifesting, I spent my childhood most of the time feeling confused and different and afraid and alone, and I wanted to reach other people who might be feeling that way to let them know that this is a gift, and it’s something that can help all of us.
CC: Yes, often times as children, healers often feel isolated. Which messages in your book are appropriate to teach young children so they may nurture their abilities? I’m a mother of three young children and I’m wondering if each technique is appropriate, if some of them need to be tweaked a little bit, so that children may be able to better understand them?
DV: That was so beautiful. I’m so touched by your question and your caring for children. And I do feel like the message that’s most important for young children is working with Archangel Michael, and really helping children to identify that this is the angel there you can call up on whenever you feel afraid or lonely or scared, or you feel like there might be some sort of energy that’s not comfortable around you, whether it’s a physical energy or spiritual energy, and I believe that empowers children to take charge of their environment. It also helps them to acknowledge that this is real, the experience is that they are feeling and sensing is not just their imagination, and gosh, I wish someone have done that for me when I was a child.
CC: Absolutely, I do too, and it’s – it really speaks to allowing children to keep their abilities open. When speaking with adults I often hear, “I’m Always asking for help and guidance but I don’t ever get messages or feel guided”, How can people connect with their angels in a more tangible way?
DV: I have never seen a human who didn’t have angels with them, but I have seen many people who don’t listen to their angels. I really feel like if everyone listened to their angels, the world would shift, and we wouldn’t see any kind of greed, or even or competition at all, it would really be the world of kindness that we can envision right now. For those who struggle with hearing their angels, the first place I look at is their lifestyle. Often times they are numbing themselves with foods or substances, or addictive behaviors, and it’s because they are afraid. I have found that everybody has a life purpose. Some people are really ambitious, I think they signed up to do all their spiritual growth in one lifetime. What I found is that the bigger someone’s purpose is, the louder the ego’s voice & fear is, and those tend to be the people who shut down the most initially, because the ego is so threaten by the purpose, so threatened that you are going to remember love and teach about love and take away the fear umbilical code.Those who seem to not be able to hear the angels are the ones with the biggest purpose. I tend to reach them on real practical levels, I first reassure them, that it’s not strange and just talk with the angels, and that angels are a gift from god, recognized by ever major, monotheistic religion, and even the pantheistic religions have angel type of figures in there deities. This gift is meant for us to be utilized. In the Bible, people are talking to angels all the time, in old and new testament, and it hasn’t changed in the modern times. So, it helps them to get really comfortable with the idea of talking to angels first, and then the second way, is I help them to understand that the angels are here for gods plan of peace and help you to be at peace, that’s our greatest way to contribute to peace, to just be peaceful yourself. So, what robs you from peace? Usually it’s the so called the little things in life, like being late to work, or needing a parking place, or trying to find your glasses, your car keys when you are running out the door, those so called little stressors. The angels love to help us with these so called little things. And whether some one is new to angels or struggling, I usually ask them to experiment like a good scientist. A good scientist always experiments with the hypothesis before either accepting it, or rejecting it. Experiment by asking the angels for a parking place, and see what happens. Most people are open to trying that experiment, and they find that it works. Then they keep going and going and going. They build their relationship with the angels that way. I also help them to know that the angels don’t always come in a big visions with a loud voice, the angels, can sometimes come as wordless words, as feelings, and as repetitive signs, like getting recommended the same book over and over and over again.
CC: That is true, angelic guidance can often be gentle and persistent, like hearing a certain song over and over again.
In your new book, you discuss Empaths and Energy Cords. Can you help us understand how to differentiate if someone is empathic or if in fact they have an energetic cord attached to somebody.
DV: Oh yes. Well, people who are empathic definitely will have some difficulties distinguishing their own feelings from other people’s feelings and they tend to take on other people’s energies quite easily. One of the things that seems to help is to clear yourself continuously. It really doesn’t matter what method you use to clear yourself, it’s all intention.
Going into nature as well as having plants in your house is also a wonderfully natural way to continuously clear yourself. Just like the plants and trees transmute toxins from the air into fresh air, they will do the same energetically for us. Also sea salt, either going in the ocean itself or putting sea salts in the bath is very helpful. The most important thing that I have outlined in the book is to call in Archangel Michael the minute that you feel tired instead of the assuming that is the physical reason, first go to spiritual and energetically and ask Archangel Michael to cut the cords, that’s C-O-R-D-S, which are attachments between us and other people and things and just ask him to clear cords that could be draining your energy. Through that method I have been caffeine free since 1996. We naturally are very energetic beings it’s just that we, who are sensitive, get so corded and so entangled and drained that we have to turn to substances to raise our energy. Using angel therapy you really can get your own natural energy going again.
CC: That’s a wonderful idea, you mentioned plants, is there a specific way to work with the plant kingdom?
DV: What I have learned from working with plants over the years is that the big leafed plants are the best to absorb the energy so I like philodendrons very, very much. The ones that are not so helpful are the pointy leaved or thin leaved ones. Also it helps to rotate the plants, the plants they have taught me, and it’s – very out there, I know – but they don’t like to be potted too long, It’s very restrictive to them so I would plant them outside if you could, or in a green house.
CC: Wonderful ideas Doreen! This book is really a great manual to introduce people to the certification course you have offered and the many many healing tools that are available to us as lightworkers. Thank you so much Doreen I really enjoyed the book and thank you for taking the time to speak with me.
DV: Thank you Christine this is been a real joy.
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