Bereavement Tarot Readings – Can they help you heal the pain

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For those that know me, you will also know that my Angel Tarot cards get a lot of action.  Usually, whenever I purchase a new deck they have barely landed on the doormat before I’ve ripped open the packaging, pierced the cellophane, and started shuffling through them.  Not so for the Talking to Heaven deck . . . . .

Talking to Heaven Angel Tarot Deck

Talking to Heaven Angel Tarot Deck

I excitedly opened the envelope when they arrived and then I stopped.  Something didn’t resonate so I put them back in the envelope and put them to one side, and there they stayed for about 6 months.  I then decided that I was being silly so I took them out and pierced the cellophane.  I opened the box and flicked through the first few cards and then stopped.  I put them back in the box, closed it, and again put them to one side, where they then stayed for another 3 or so months . . . . . .

I then had a session with one of my TranceFormation™ Programme clients.  They were crying and talking about the pain of losing their father; understandable I thought, having recently lost someone so dear . . . . . And then they said something that rather shocked me in that their father had passed away over a quarter of a century ago.

Now don’t get me wrong, having volunteered for several years as a Samaritan, I have no hard and fast rules about the duration of the grieving process because everyone is so individual when it comes to bereavement and dealing with the death of a loved one.  This however went beyond just being upset, it was raw.

A voice in my head said: “It’s time to use that Talking to Heaven card deck.”

I ignored it at first and carried on with the session, working towards using some Time Line Therapy and Access Consciousness to help shift the painful side of the memories but the voice returned again: “This is a good time to use that Talking to Heaven card deck.”

I’m kind of stubborn so I carried on with the Coaching Session until the voice persisted for a third time.  At that point I asked my client if they would be open to it and they enthusiastically said yes.

Wow.  To say that it was like her father was right there in the room and talking to us would be an understatement.  At one point my client laughed and said: “That is just what my dad would say!”

By the end of that short reading the client was laughing and sharing great stories and memories about their father. Something had shifted inside and they found themselves with a whole new perspective and felt a sense of peace.

The cards then went back in the shelf, still away from my regular massive stack of Angel Tarot Card decks, until Monday 1st September.

My favourite and much used Angel and Tarot Card Decks

My favourite and much used Angel and Tarot Card Decks

On Thursday 28th August I saw a post on Facebook where a lovely friend of mine announced that a dear friend of hers had died that day.  I did the ‘my condolences’ on the post and I also sent her a private e-mail saying that I was around if she wanted to have a Skype call and chat, and I also found myself saying that I had a deck of cards that might be perfect.  After I said it and hit the send key I was slightly confused about why I’d offered that seeing that aside from that one time with my client I’d never really used them and wasn’t that keen on them.

She enthusiastically said yes.

I knew nothing of the circumstances surrounding the death of her friend.

We connected on the Monday afternoon for a Skype session.  The way I work is that the person that I’m reading for thinks of their question or issue while I shuffle the cards.  I then lay them out face down and run my hands across the top of them until the clients says ‘stop’ and that is the way we choose the pre-requisite number of cards for whatever type of reading we are doing.

How I start my Angel Tarot Readings

How I start my Angel Tarot Readings

I then lay the cards out (as shown at the end of this post) and go through each card in turn for the reading.

On that same Monday night I had just climbed into bed, having a rare early night as I had a day of onsite Corporate Coaching the following day.  My Facebook notifications then started going crazing and pinging all over the place so I had a look at my phone and saw the following beautiful post from Sonny Olmo, the person that I had done the reading for.  She said:

“I get that many people may not subscribe to Divination or if they do, are skeptical of just who is gifted and who is not. Marilyn, your regular Angel readings have blown me away in the past however, the spontaneous offer to try and bring a sense of much needed peace during a particularly raw emotional time just days after a beloved friend’s passing can only be described as HEAVEN SENT .

Further, doing so by using a deck that you do not embrace as you do your others, (what may even be described as using under duress) but understandably so given the nature of its specifically called for use.  Anyone reading this and wondering, please note the following: Marilyn (Mar) knew nothing of the circumstances weeks leading up to this young woman’s passing, nor the extraordinary thing that happened to me the day before she passed, and the morning she did or my specific hurt surrounding this loss.  I was left with one if not a few burning questions not allowing me to begin to find peace or acceptance.  

The cards pulled were from a large deck and pulled before my eyes and only at my behest when asking her to do so ( and via Skype showing that continents are no match for the veil of that higher plane). I never shared the questions with Mar, only thought them to myself and then she just started to give detailed interpretation of the cards because although they are self explanatory on each, there was well more detail especially in the sequence they were pulled and coinciding with what I had silently been thinking and asking but never sharing with Mar.

Talk about it being moving and overwhelmed with peace and clarity!! It just can’t truly be described. Below is a picture of the cards which Mar was kind enough to take. All I can say is, for anyone needing a little peace in the chaos and confusion of loss, Marilyn’s special readings of “Talking to heaven” are truly from the Realm of the Divine.

Thank you soooooooooooo much Mar!  Everyone should be so lucky to have you relay a heavenly sent message. Ruthie thanks you too from heaven I’m sure!”  

Wow.  I was left speechless.

Another of my clients, having read the post chimed in:

“That is so poignant ..even without knowing the story …just reading the cards and having my own experience of readings with Marilyn I can identify with everything you said Sonny Olmo.”

The cards from Sonny’s reading are below:

The cards from the reading

The cards from the reading

As I pondered my very obvious resistance to working with the deck I was nudged to go and have another look at my Soul Plan.  In terms of my Worldly Challenges (10-1), it speaks of ‘Denial of spirituality’ and my Spiritual Challenges (3-3) speaks of ‘Hiding my power and expression’ while my Spiritual Talents (9-9) when not being fully expressed is about ‘Not trusting my own channel.’  I had to smile because it seems as though the next phase of that is now coming into play.  Phase 2 was overcoming my fear of public speaking, self loathing, and a lifetimes worth of insecurities and self worth issues, Phase 2 it seems is to be even more accepting of some of the more ‘out there’ aspects of what I do.

Who would have thought at a 1-hour Skype chat could have led to quite so many revelations and realisations?  Awesome!

Oh, and just to top it off, that night I was sat in my office, the same office that I’ve been sitting in for the past 10 years.  For some obscure reason I just had the urge to look to my left and up at the ceiling and this is what I saw:

The 'rays of sun' in my office

The ‘rays of sun’ in my office

The significance of that to this story is that Sonny shared something amazing about the “rays of sun” on the day her friend passed away (and at that very moment during our Skype call the sun came out as I was sat at my desk following what had been an extremely dark and very grey and overcast day).

This whole scenario has given much food for thought . . . . .

Marilyn ♥



Marilyn Devonish is a Certified Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and Time Line Therapy, a Certified PhotoReading Instructor, a Doreen Virtue Angel Tarot Card Reader, and Soul Plan Reader.  She is also a Practitioner of Hawaiian Huna, DNA Theta Healing, Access Consciousness, Access Bars, EFT, EmoTrance, Energetic NLP, OTH (Opening The Heart), Positive EFT, Reiki, Archetypal Profiling Consultant, Keynote Speaker, and Freelance Writer.

She is also a Corporate Leadership Development Trainer, Certified Executive Coach, Prince2 Project Manager, and Management Consultant.  Marilyn mixes her business and esoteric skills to deliver a unique blend of transformational change and accelerated development.


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Marilyn Devonish has been described as the UK equivalent of Oprah Winfrey, Marianne Williamson, Anthony Robbins, a dash of Doreen Virtue, and the trio from Charmed all rolled into one. I (Marilyn Devonish) have admit that was too big of a statement for me to own, but I equally admit that I do like the sound of it and it did make me smile. Marilyn Devonish - Herself since Year 2000.

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