Doreen Virtue’s Last Angel Card Reading Conference in London – 4th September 2014 - By Lynzie - Pictures by kind permission of Sophie Helas-Kwo
Phew! I hadn’t been up that early to catch the bus in a long time. A bus, a train, and then quite a long haul on the underground in rush hour – what was I thinking of! But it didn’t matter as I was filled with excitement and, yes, some nervous apprehension. I had seen Doreen Virtue’s Angel Card Reader course advertised many months ago and on a whim I signed up. Like lots of people I had read about her in magazines, read some of her books and I even had some of her angel cards. Now I was a short while away from seeing the great woman in person. I felt like the new girl at school as I entered the Conference Centre. As expected there was quite a queue to register but I needn’t have worried, I was surround by like-minded souls. Throughout the day everyone was very helpful, chatty and friendly which made for a great atmosphere. Mostly woman participants but, what surprised me the most, was the range of ages and nationalities, it seems people had quite literally come from the other side of the world to take part.
I was seated quite near the back but there were huge screens displaying what was happening on stage. After an introduction and meditation, Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine came onto the stage and the workshop began. It was truly inspiring to see this woman as she certainly had a presence and a wonderful aura surrounding her. We started by getting familiar with the angel cards supplied by Doreen and Radleigh (Radleigh is an expert on angel tarot cards and works with Doreen) and after some instruction and practice, we were reading the cards for other course participants. In between this there was lots of advice from Doreen and Radleigh recalling past readings (generalised) and past experiences. At one point Robert Reeves came on stage (he has jointly produced Flower Therapy Oracle cards with Doreen), and proceeded to explain and demonstrate on a willing participant how they worked. He gave her a mini reading of the cards and then used the cards to heal her through her aura. She certainly seemed impressed. All three course leaders were very charismatic and easy to listen to. They managed to impart information whilst at the same time making it lively, interesting and sometimes humorous. You could see there was natural camaraderie between them and real affection.
Along the way, and between the breaks, we learned much about angelic lore, how to undertaking readings and above all the great privilege and responsibility that goes with this work. There was plenty of time for members of the audience to ask questions of the cards and this is when it became apparent how skilled and gifted these two were. It was lovely to see the real care and attention that Doreen and Radleigh displayed towards those they read for. Radleigh in particular is a very funny guy and has his own radio show on Hay House radio. It was hard not to get caught up in the emotion of it all but Doreen diffused it nicely by giving out gifts from the table of books and cards. I kept putting up my hand, a reading from Doreen would have been the icing on the cake but, nonetheless, I had a great day and made some lovely contacts.
I had the great privilege of doing some angel reading for my fellow participants and although I do readings regularly, it struck me how trusting and grateful everyone was for the help and advice they received from the cards and the card readers. Whilst the course leaders where speaking it was very quiet in the hall but as soon as it was group participation the hall came alive. Heads down, shuffling, dealing, anxiously listening or nodding in agreement to some statement, it was a master course in group participation. Although there must have been hundreds in the hall everyone was catered for, listened too (time permitting), and made to feel part of the ‘family’, for that short time anyway. There were no great ego’s in the room and Doreen came across as someone to be admired, not only for what she has achieved on her spiritual journey helping others, but because she made you feel you could meet her in the street, on a bus or in a hotel, and she would still be the same gentle, wise and caring soul.
I hadn’t realised until it was mentioned at the start of the Conference that this was Doreen’s last in London, and in Europe. I and many others in the hall couldn’t help but feel a little sad. I am just glad that I had the opportunity to attend. At the end the queues for book signings for all three course leaders looped round the hall, after that there was only time to get my Course Certificate and wend my way back home tired but uplifted, inspired and, yes, I felt I had been in the presence of, and touched by the angels.
On the way home a funny incident occurred that made me convinced my angels were watching over me. I got on the train and sat opposite a young guy who made an excuse when a gentleman got on and tried to sit in the seat next to him. The gentleman sat next to me and I thought he was on his phone as he had earphones in and was talking very quietly. After a pleasant journey I got up at my station to alight from the train and no sooner had I done this than the gentleman I had been sitting next to started shouting and carrying on. As I had to get off the train I didn’t find out what happened next but I said a silent “Thank you” for my unseen helpers. As every angel devotee knows – and Doreen Virtue would recommend - you need to take them with you!
© Lynzie 2014
I am a Psychic/Medium and Healer. I trained 20 years ago in my local Spiritualist church and sat in circle for mediumship and healing. I later joined the Senior Mediums private circle (my mentor). I offer readings and healing face to face, email, skype and by phone. This includes oracle, reiki and Doreen Virtue Angel Card readings. I offer also a variety of workshops, the most recent – Design your own Oracle Cards and Learn how to use them. The oracle cards I use are my own design from my Guide. I use my website blog to offer, guidance and wisdom from spirit to my clients and guests to my site. http://www.wwwtrinityhealing.moonfruit.com/