Published in IAC Newsletter February 2019
I have been a student of astrology since I was 12 years old. This fascination with astrology has led me on a path of self knowledge my whole life. In 1998, I was introduced to Robert Camp’s books and took to them like a hand in glove. What made it so easy for me was that my mother was a Rosicrucian and she had a book around the house that I remember reading since I was a teenager entitled Self Mastery and Fate Through the Cycles of Life by Dr. Spencer Lewis. The book also broke the year down into seven 52 day periods. Although the book didn’t mention anything about astrology or the playing cards, it did help me to be familiar with the cycles of life at an early age.
My knowledge of astrology grew exponentially when I had the opportunity to work as a development officer at the Astrological Institute in Scottsdale, AZ in 2001. As the first ever accredited school for astrology and psychology at the time, I had the opportunity to take classes and learn from leading astrologers from around the world. Even Princess Diana’s astrologer did a weekend intensive at the school. I had the unique opportunity to work with Robert as an assistant back in 2000. Although the time was very short, I was able to connect with Robert, ask many questions, and advance my knowledge of Cardology via his more advanced offerings. Later, when I was working at the Astrological Institute, I was instrumental in having Robert teach a weekend intensive for the students in the program.
My Cardology Approach
Because there seems to be as many approaches, aspects and systems in Astrology and Cardology as there are practitioners, it’s a wonderful thing when you can become clear on what your natural niche is and be grounded in it. I definitely tend to lean more toward the spiritual/humanistic rather than mundane or horary aspect of the ancient sciences. My approach can be broken down into two core beliefs and two core objectives:
TWO CORE BELIEFS
#1 You Are NOT Your Birth Card – You are a divine reflection of the Creator and inherently capable of creating a life that includes ANYTHING you desire to co-create. Just as the doctor makes the uniform and not the uniform the doctor, so too the person makes the card and not the card the person. Understanding why you chose a certain life path based on your birth date brings clarity so that you can capitalize on strengths, minimize weaknesses and tap into the power of who you truly are. Another great analogy that is most appropriate here is that it’s not the cards that you were dealt, but how you play them that makes the biggest difference in the end.
#2 You Have Co-Created Your Life – Your life, right now, for better or for worse, consciously or unconsciously, is a direct result of your co-creation. In some areas of your life this may be great. Yet in other areas, this can be a hard pill to swallow and this leads into my two coaching objectives.
TWO CORE OBJECTIVES
#1 Understand Your Life Path & Cycles – Cardology and its more complicated sister Astrology can provide lots of great information on your personality traits, your past lives and a host of other things. Yet, just as the farmer’s knowledge is useless if she doesn’t till the soil, plant the seed, and nurture it, so too is the knowledge gained from consultations useless if one doesn’t apply it in life. My consultations focus on using the most powerful aspects of both Cardology and Astrology to bring clear and concise insight on HOW to best shine your light with the least amount of obstacles and WHEN are your natural cycles of optimal illuminosity. In other words, the focus is on where you are going and what you bring to the table and not on where you’ve been.
#2 Make Better Choices – As a beautiful expression of the Creator that has the power to co-create anything, my objective is to bring clarity as to why my clients would choose lack in any area of their life. By becoming more aware of areas where they might be giving their power away, they will be able to recognize and release these patterns more quickly. Although I’ve apprenticed and trained in a number of healing modalities including Acupuncture, Iridology, Reiki, Thetahealing and Belvaspata, I have come to realize two things that are more important than the techniques. The first is how well I can become a clear vessel without ego, judgment or attachment to allow the Creator and the body to do the work. The second is how well I can motivate and support the client in digging to find the core mental and emotional patterns that are blocking full expression.
My Coaching Approach
My goal as a Cardologer and Coach is to assist my clients in understanding their life path and cycles to make better choices while sharing powerful practices and principles for conscious co-creation. I do this by assisting them gain clarity on where they are now and where they desire to be and teach them powerful self-help techniques to clear the mental and emotional blockages that stand in the way. Coaching sessions include 1-on-1 Cardology classes, as well as energy clearing work as desired and/ or needed.
I tend to attract clients that are in a “shallow grave” and ready to break free from the illusion of lack and limitation. Just a little direction and support allows for more positive options to naturally manifest in their lives. If I’ve done my job right, our relationship may naturally morph into a powerful joint venture or they might enjoy my other products and publications, which leads to my mission.
My 2020 Vision
As Commander & Chief in Conscious Co-Creation, my mission is to motivate myself and other magnetic, melanin aware light beacons to become better conscious co-creators of the life they desire, while removing race, gender and generational blockages on the path to planetary oneness. To be a light beacon that is “magnetic and melanin aware,” it doesn't matter if you are Black or White, female or male, old or young; because, when you honor the feminine and melanin within you, you help to bring yourself and the planet into balance and wholeness, which is so needed at this time of planetary evolution.
What IS Conscious Co-Creation & Why Is It Important?
For better or worse, you are constantly co-creating your life circumstances with the Creator of All There Is in your every thought, word and action. Yet, what if you could do so more consciously? What would it be like if you knew (just like you know when you're hungry) how to tap into Creator Source to co-create the mental, emotional and financial breakthroughs you know you deserve?
Now imagine if we could ALL consciously co-create the lives we desire on every level. Do you think we would spend so much time complaining or getting into power struggles with others?
This is one of the biggest reasons I'm dedicated to my mission. Facing the shadow of some of my greatest wounds involving racism, sexism and ageism has over time transformed into my greatest gifts, allowing me to delve deep into the unknown to find the truth behind the veil of illusions.
DeBorah Bellony, MS, MMT, is a graduate of the Academy of Advanced Medical Thothetics in Phoenix, AZ and is certified in Acupuncture and Homeopathy. She studied at the Astrological Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, the only accredited program for astrology and psychology at the time. DeBorah also holds a BS in English from North Carolina Central University and a MS in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University.
As the owner of Positive Options Coaching, for over 15 years she has assisted individuals and organizations attain self-mastery and sustainability through her coaching, publications and consulting services that focus on tapping into the power of who we truly are. DeBorah is the author of the book, Afraid of Our Own Shadow: A Manifesto and Guide for Conscious Co-Creation and a forthcoming book entitled Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards. DeBorah also loves to blog, be in nature barefooted and to eat good, God-made food.
DeBorah Bellony's website: www.PositiveOptions.org
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