Love & Light Live Crystal Healing Podcast
Card Reading from the Heart: An Interview with Dana Whitby (Host of the Soul Rising Podcast)
Hi everyone and welcome. Today, I have the pleasure of re-interviewing the amazing Dana Whitby about card reading. Dana has been on the podcast before so you can go back and check out that previous episode because she always has so much to share.
Thank you so much for being here with us today again!
Dana: Thank you so much for having me, Ashley.
Ashley: So for those of you who remember Dana, you probably recall that she is the host of the Soul Rising Podcast, which is one of my faves. It is so worth binge listening to, so if you are in quarantine and you need something to do, the Soul Rising Podcast is so so perfect.
I was wondering if you could tell everybody a little bit about your journey? You have so many roles in your work as an empath and a Healer.
Dana: Yes, thank you so much, Ashley. First of all, I am just so excited to be here. I love spending time with you Ashley.
So, I began my podcast journey almost two years ago, and this really was born out of a spiritual awakening that I had a few years prior. I started going down this path of wanting to heal myself and searching out different healing modalities. I had become certified in regression and hypnosis as well as Reiki -- I am also just interested in any homeo-healing modality that comes my way.
My podcast is really a way to share what I have learned and the different ways that we can find to heal, because they are absolutely endless.
I want to share them with my listeners to help ignite a passion for someone along that path. It has always been born out of wanting to heal myself and that goes way back into my childhood. I have a degree in Psychology and a master's degree in counseling. So those are kind of my more mainstream modalities that started me on this path.
Eventually though that really dovetailed into a spiritual awakening that opened up so much more. So now I offer intuitive one-on-one Oracle readings and custom meditations. These really help my listeners deepen their practice with getting in touch with themselves, what is going on for them right now, and how to take their healing to a deeper level.
Ashley: I think this is really cool because you have kind of created this podcast from your own journey taking others along the ride with you. You are like, come along with me as I discover all these things about healing and about myself, and about how we fit into the world. And now you are doing some more one-on-one kind of heart-level connections with people. You're getting to go a little bit deeper into the individual journeys and stories of each person.
I'm wondering, how did this really come about for you? What was the driving factor behind deciding to incorporate readings into the healing work that you do?
Could you also share a little bit about how that journey has evolved? I know there are so many of you listening or reading who want to do this kind of work. Dana is so courageous to really get going with it and do it. So Dana, we would love to hear that story.
Dana: Yes. It really began almost five years ago. I went to a medium and at that time I was open to spiritual topics, but I did not know much about them. I knew I wanted to go to someone who would not just connect me with my dead grandmother, I wanted guidance. Because I felt so lost in my life and she gave me this beautiful reading and basically said to me you are an intuitive and you are not using your abilities and I just was so floored.
I had this feeling like, "Who, me?" I did not think I was anything special at that point in my life. That was really how I felt about myself. So that really pushed me to start looking into my own intuition and to think, "Okay, well, if really everyone has intuition, how does it show up for me? What are my abilities? What can I do?" and so the medium that I saw began teaching intuitiv...