In 2019 I jumped into the spiritual realm full time. I quit a part time day job and fully embraced being full time self employed. I was very busy with Tarot readings, wellbeing shows, Pagan festivals, with my other business Fenix Flames, also managing a band and my partners music Earth Tree Healing.
Life was good, maybe neglecting taking more time out for myself. But with my drive to succeed, to do good and help others, with self employment comes sacrifice.
We had a 2020 booked up, a holiday planned. Saving up for a big holiday in 2021.
New year’s Eve 2019 was an enjoyable and refreshing/ sobering group gong bath and Cacao ceremony, whilst suffering a nasty virus. (???) Then. Rumours, new reporting of a new virus spreading… and… well unless you don’t read the news. You know the rest. I’m so, so sorry if you have lost love ones, family, friends, colleagues as a result of the Covid-19 virus.
From March 23rd 2020. My readings and work virtually stopped. 40 booked up appointments disappeared, with people understandably feeling uncertain about their financial situation and struggling. I didn’t and don’t qualify for any benefits or grants, set up by the government to help self employed people, as I was working part time in 2018-2019 tax returns. My partner also apparently earns too much. – Not enough to cover rent and food though. Yes we were up shit creek along with many others, with a UK Government, that will be dissected for many years to come about its actions and inactions.
In some ways my partner and I have always prepped for a ‘zombie apocalypse’ and isolation. So our dry food cupboards were already fully stocked, cat food and toilet roll being always at a substantial amount. There has been dark days, anxiety days, but never doubt that we would be ok and get through this. Switching the news off, not feeding negativity with doom and gloom. There is much value and reward in focusing on the good, helping and supporting others where we can, laughter, keeping safe and social distancing any interactions. Planning the future. Doing podcasts with the wonderful Ian Timothy at LizianEvents has been insightful, hilarious and long may it continue. So….
At this point I had to adapt to a different way of working. I took my workshops online and had to push harder for online tarot readings. Reassuring my clients that I can connect exactly the same, as face to face. I tune into your spirit guides, spirits/ passed over loved ones give me messages. Lots of positive feedback too.
Because of my ability to adapt and make changes in my working life. I believe the universe had provided. It has given us just enough to survive, which I am very, very grateful for. I’d like to thank all of my clients for believing in me. Providing me with the sustainability to continue helping others. Keeping this self employed person continuing through the struggles.
I am giving back through these time with free live guided meditations with Earth Tree Healing Music via my Angela Barker Facebook Page on a Tuesday evening. Monthly live online free readings event. Supporting my clients where I can.
Watch me live and tuning in here >
I hope you are all staying safe and well. Look at the true potential in ‘you’ for when we get though this. Stay positive, stay happy, we will get through this together and you probably need a bit of a haircut…
PS massive shout out to The Real Milk Company in Halam. Excelling in kindness, milk, produce, treats for our weekly shop.
– Angela https://angelabarkertarot.com/
Video Blog by Angela Barker. 8.9.2019
Twitter @angela_tarot 8.9.19 at Pure Land Meditation Centre and Japanese Gardens. Lantern lit evening. Thank you Buddha Maitreya for your herbal tea, scones and wisdom.