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Leslie's story

Growing up, I was always a dreamer. Imagining and daydreaming transported me to places I could not access in my ordinary life. In my ordinary life, I raised my 3 children while working as a secretary for 30 years. However, one day a friend of mine suggested that I might want to take Reiki. And I did. The experience transformed me as I immediately felt the healing delivered using this method. My interest piqued. If Reiki could improve my experiences, then what did other alternative methods of healing have to offer? Later, I got introduced to Yoga and meditation. Those practices had a strong impact on me; I became aware of my inner life. I became aware that there was a connection between my being and the cosmic universe. That was profound. I realized that I had something to offer that went beyond being an executive secretary, which I loved. I began creating an exit strategy to leave the security of my 30-year career and start my own business. But first, I needed to master the field. I decided to study astrology. Along the way, I found a teacher who taught me to read playing cards. I learned that the typical playing cards we use for card games were used for divination since antiquity. There was a connection between our inner-selves and the cosmos. I knew I was on the right path. Expanding my journey of inner realization and energetic healing, I next studied Feng Shui. Over the years, I read profusely. I used the principles of Feng Shui in my life and gave consultations to clients on using Feng Shui to improve their lives. Eventually, I enrolled in BTB Feng Shui Master’s 3-Year Training Program at the Open Center in Manhattan. Today I am a practicing divination professional. I do readings at Namaste Bookshop in Manhattan, New York. My table is located in the rear of the store. My clients come to gain insight and clarity about events happening in their lives. Through these ancient divination techniques, I can help people make the choices that empower them. Forever learning and expanding my expertise to serve people, I am now taking my studies of astrology to the next level and am currently enrolled in a three-year course in the Hellenistic tradition of astrology.