When I became certified in Quantum Touch Healing and then later was attuned to Usui Reiki, I soon found myself on a deeply intuitive journey that was opened up to me through these healing energies. I learned that energy work provides powerful openings and I sought to explore this as much as I could through psychic circles and tuning into my intuitive side.
In the process of uncovering Tarot's ancient mysteries, I learned that Tarot is a powerful and wise voice where life information becomes accessible to us through our subconscious, leading us toward our best outcomes. Tarot is often misunderstood, and it can be used in even the most respected professional psychology sessions. Tarot opened up my intuition and a whole new world became available to me. I wish was part of every school's curriculum. We have so much to learn about ourselves through it, and we can heal so much through learning about ourselves.My credentials and intuitive volunteer work:
I am a Certified Professional Tarot Reader (CPTR) through the Tarot Certification Board of America. I have studied under Certified Tarot Grand Masters at The Tarot School (located in NYC), as well as with The American Tarot Association (ATA). I have also enjoyed writing as a contributor to Tarosophy International Magazine, the American Tarot Association's Quarterly Journal, as well as the ATA's Tarot Reflections Newsletter. I've contributed to several accompanying manuals to cards created by famed deck creator, Ciro Marchetti.
For many years I volunteered as an Experienced Reader on the ATA's Free Tarot Network and a Senior Reader on the ATA's Free Reading Network. I also provided mentorship to adult tarot students learning the ancient art of Tarot. I love watching people experience Tarot for the first time as a reader and I share their excitement.
Professional conferences, workshops and activities include:
I have a strong code of ethics which you can view here, and I constantly expanding the breadth of my Tarot knowledge though study and experience.Tarot is not something to be learned in a day, a week, a month, or even a year. Tarot is a lifetime of experiential learning and wisdom. I love continuing my education by working with Tarot and Lenormand Teachers worldwide.
I have had two Reiki Attunements and I am certified in Quantum Touch Healing.
TAROT RADIO PODCAST HOST
I am likely best known for the work I did on the award-winning Tarot Tribe (Beyond Worlds) Radio Podcast at www.TarotTribe.com as well as my teachings through my YouTube Channel.
I co-hosted my podcast with several dynamic and well-known tarot readers, and we each read tarot a little differently (but with much overlap). Listeners heard great tarot variety while finding new systems to add to their own reading style. We were fortunate that our tarot podcast consistently turned up in "the best of tarot" each year.
OTHER PARTS OF MY LIFE
Unrelated to my cartomancy work, in 2023, I retired from full-time work in a pediatric medical profession for which I have an advanced college degree. This occupation is something else I felt very passionate about and know I was meant to be doing. We learn so much through children. We owe them the best lives we can give them.
I am a devoted mom of a now-grown son, and have been heavily involved in animal rescue. My late dog, Gizz, my little furry kindred spirit, was a dog I've spent many lifetimes with. Until I was reconnected with him, I was on a search for something without an answer. When I found him, I was home again. Gizz was born with 3 legs, and one of his remaining front legs was deformed. He was an ambassador for "Better-than-Perfect" dogs, and volunteered as a certified therapy dog in hospice and for group homes. He was my hero. He had no idea he has limitations, he just RAN! Isn't this a lesson for all of us?
I am married to my best friend, who I met in high school and was separated from for 33 years. We are now living our best lives together and he fully support my wild and eclectic tarot journey.
Learning to hear the obvious:
Another piece of useless trivia about me: I am a lover of nature and the seasons, and over 35 years ago I memorized more than 300 bird songs and bird calls of Northeastern wild birds and I can identify wild birds quickly, completely by ear. Not only has this assisted the Audubon Society for fund-raisers, it has also deeply enhanced my connection with Mother Earth. I am always connected with what surrounds me. I find it amusing to go birding (bird watching) with friends and watch them trying to figure out what is flitting above the leaves with their binoculars fixated in an "up" position. Because when the bird lets out one chirp, I know what it is! Is that psychic? No. But it sure is a ton of fun! However, it also shows that when something is right in front of us and all the signs are there...often we don't stop to hear the obvious. So much passes us every day that is right before us. And that is where it ties in with my intuitive world. We all have a sixth sense, but we tend to push it aside. I finally just decided to listen.
May you hear it, too.
May you become all that you were meant to be.
"Donnaleigh, I read your article in the latest ATA Journal and thought it was wonderful. What an amazing experience and so well told. It's one of the best articles that I've read in a long time. I couldn't stop reading and was so impressed by the compassion and insight you showed."
My YouTube Channel is HERE.