I was asked for my thoughts on this today and so I decided that I would blog about it here.
As some of you know I was certified by Doreen Virtue in 2014 in Baltimore along with my friend Karen.
I enjoyed meeting Doreen but you know she was already making some life changes at that time. She had gone back to her natural hair color and during our class announced that all her future classes would now be in Hawaii. Now these may seem insignificant to you but I see them as her seeking to make changes in her own life.
Now I'd been giving angel readings for about ten years prior to her class and our methods of reading were completely different. I continued doing my readings based on the information given to me by MY angels and guides. Frankly I didn't feel as if I had gotten much from the class but it was nice meeting an icon in the New Age field. I also felt that her certification might bring in more clients for angel readings, I can honestly say that since I never made a big deal out of it most people didn't know I was certified by her.
So, now am I mad at her for her new path to organized religion and her claims to giving up Tarot and oracle cards for "contemplation/prayer" cards? Not at all. We are all on our journey. How Doreen Virtue feels about Tarot, angel cards, fairy cards, oracle cards, divination or "fortune telling" or praying to false Gods has ZERO effect on me or my practice both privately and professionally. What she does, says or expresses in youtube or Facebook or anywhere else is not going to halt or alter messages from MY angels or guides or yours. She has no control over any type of messages being given to you.
I am however saddened for those who took her words as gospel and now feel lost. I'm also very sad for those who have spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on her classes and products. I did a search tonight and she is still offering classes for as much as $444.00 and what if any value that will have is beyond me to say. I however would NOT take any classes or purchase any products from her based on her own comments. So those who have spent large sums of money taking multiple classes - I understand how you could be upset.
I am also disappointed in that Doreen felt it necessary to condemn those of us in the spiritual profession and those who feel drawn to the multitude of oracle cards she has created over the years because she decided to change her path. I believe in God and a Higher Power and Angels and Guides and frankly I'm a bit sad she felt she had to prove something to organized religion in order to be worthy of them, Maybe I have that part wrong - it is just my perception and I am doing my best to not judge. Not judging is a bit more difficult when I think of how much money she has made off the people she now says need to stop reading the Tarot and burn her cards and books. Is all of this just a publicity stunt or ploy to get people to buy her new Jesus books/prayer cards or worse sell out her tarot and oracle cards before they are removed and no longer in print? I these are fair questions to ask yourself.
All this being said, the bottom line is this is her journey. She's just like you and I. She's human and she can change her mind about her spiritual beliefs. I don't hold it against her one way or the other. My life doesn't change because of Doreen Virtue.
So that's my 2 cents for what its worth. I've always held Buddha's words close to my heart. He said "Don't listen to anyone - even me. Follow your own path." Or something along those lines. Be yourself. Let Doreen be herself.