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Transcript Interview Episode with Corbie Mitleid

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[00:00:00] Corbie: Readers can use anything. In fact, if you ever want to do this and the universe hands you your draft notice and says you're working for us, first thing it will do is it will go rifling through your file cabinet to find out what you're good at in the normal world. Me, theater major at Brown University and I acted in New York for years, so I understand character arts.

Words are my drug of choice. I'm a writer. I can tell stories and I have been interested in history since I was a wee child in single digits. You put all that together and my two favorite tools are cards and doing past lives.

[00:00:47] Laurin: Hello friends, and welcome to Curiously Wise. I'm Laurin Wittig, your host, and I have the awesome Corbie Mitleid right with me today. And we're gonna have, I can already tell you just from our pre-conversation here that we're gonna have a lot of fun today. So I'm really happy to welcome her here.

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Welcome Corbie. Let me just introduce her a little bit. Corbie Mitleid has been reading since 1973. She's traveled coast to coast and into Canada as a full-time intuitive counselor, and is an inspirational speaker and facilitator.

Corbie prides herself on being a practical intuitive. Despite her elegant clothes and table trappings, most people say sitting with her is a comfortable, safe experience that feels like they’re with a longtime friend, not a stranger spouting a bunch of mystical who do and pretense.

I love that. And she doesn't believe in bad news. We have opportunities we can go after and challenges to get past, she says firmly. After dealing three times with breast cancer, I learned that firsthand. My job is to give you the tools and courage to deal with both situations. Everything else is free will, and up to you.

I love that. That's such a fun way of describing yourself.

[00:02:04] Corbie: Thank you.

[00:02:04] Laurin: So welcome.

[00:02:05] Corbie: Thank you.

[00:02:06] Laurin: Corbie, you are a psychic and a tarot card reader. It sounds to me like that's your primary tool that you use is the tarot deck. Is that correct?

[00:02:17] Corbie: Well expand it a little bit. There's tarot. I use a bunch of Oracle decks.

[00:02:21] Laurin: Oh, good.

[00:02:22] Corbie: In fact, they always live on my desk. There's the crew.

[00:02:26] Laurin: Oh, yes.

[00:02:28] Corbie: And I'm also a past life specialist. That's what I did for Robert Schwartz in his book series on pre-birth planning and karma.

[00:02:36] Laurin: Hmm. So lots of tools there. I love, I have never learned Tarot but I love Oracle decks. I have a whole drawer full of them that I pull out. It's like, what do I wanna do today? That's good. I know a lot of people have heard of Tarot Decks. I think Oracle decks are something a little bit newer, so I know I've run into people who are like, they're familiar with Tarot, but not the Oracles. So what's the difference between the, let's start right there. What's the difference between those?

[00:03:03] Corbie: Okay. Well, I actually teach a course called Deck a Dance, which teaches people who come in and know from nothing how to pick up any Oracle deck and read it within 30 seconds. You learn to trust yourself.

The thing about Tarot is it's been around since Moses was in diapers, I mean forever. And when you've got something that's been there and it's the same shape and the same number of cards and the same suits, it has rules and regs that people get a little scared of.

Now, when you've been reading as long as I have, the rules and regs are a great place to start, but you start trusting your intuition. And if they wanna give you a left of set or message, you deliver it because you know there's a purpose.

The cards, the same thing about Tarot and Oracle cards, if you do it right, is they are merely doorways to get you through and get your intuition popping, saying you need to tell this person this.

It's one of the reasons I explain the allegory in tarot very, very often. Because look one of the things that I say to rookies is I have three rules and the third one is there are three cards that scare rookies, death, the devil, and the tower. If they come up, I'll tell you what they mean cuz it ain't that.