We have been conditioned by the systems of this world to look for external authority to validate what we know to be true from within. We have largely become disconnected from this Living & Breathing Truth that is always available and accessible to us all. We only need to yield to the silent whispers that are committed to illuminate the path uniquely for us.
Turning to Tarot is one practice that helps me turn inward and listen to my Inner Guidance. These universal images and archetypes reconnect me to the Wisdom I need for everyday living as well as for those crossroad moments in my life.
What are Bruha Sessions?
I offer Bruha Sessions for my sisters who may be needing gentle guidance in reconnecting with their own intuition and truth, especially those who are facing stressful situations & may feel stuck in energies and beliefs that no longer serve them.
When you book a Bruha Session with me, you will receive insights and questions that can help you live in greater alignment to your truth so you can move towards the life you truly + deeply crave & deserve.
It is the work we do together where I help you identify the root issue of where you are getting stuck, help you illuminate your path and provide you the support to create the shifts you need to move towards what you want.
What does “Bruha” mean?
Bruha as defined by scholar-activist Rev. Joseph Allen Ruanto-Ramirez,
“‘Bruha’” is the Tagalogized term of the Spanish word “bruja” meaning “witch.” Bruhas are the shamans, healers, artists, musicians, story tellers, and historians. They are the bridge that connects the natural with the supernatural, the normal with the other, the reality with the imaginary, the material with the abstract, the physical with the spiritual, the history with the present and the possible future. They are outside of the realm of the norm; they are queer. They were leaders and warriors; they were colonized and demonized. They invoke fear to those who are comfortable, those who wish no change, those who are institutionalized. Bruha are never White; they are soiled, dirty, brown, black, red, yellow, of color. They are silenced, thrown into the margins, the outskirts. They speak in different tongues – some say jargon and babble, others say the language of the forgotten, the language of the unknown, the language that transcends the minds, hearts, and souls of humans. The Bruha is magical, not the hocus pocus kind of magical, but because they are often ghettoized, marginalized, silenced, and destroyed, they can never die. They come back, only to take form anew. They come back in new times where they exist between and betwixt the margins of society’s own contradicting existence.”
For many years, I survived this world by holding fast to the religion of my childhood, just as my ancestors had done in embracing the Catholic faith imposed onto them by our Spanish colonizers. For almost a decade now since I have left Christianity, I have been exploring spiritual practices that deeply resonate with me.
This is me reclaiming who I have always been and offering it as a labor of love to you. This is me stepping into my role as a bridge that helps you reconnect with the parts of yourself that you may have abandoned. This is me rising up to meet you as you rise up to become who you are.
While I serve all who are in need of intuitive guidance, I make space especially for sisters of color, for mothers who are finding themselves again and for those who are working to heal their lives.
I hear you. I see your pain. I am you.
For many of us who are trauma survivors, self-care and self-trust is an ongoing practice. It is so easy to feel lost, caring for ourselves may be a constant struggle and listening to our own voice is ton fuck of work.
It could be that you just need some support in trusting your inner wisdom so you could move forward with more confidence.
I can help.
But make no mistake: I don’t tell you the future. Or even give you advice you didn’t ask for (because that is just annoying as fuck.)
Bruha Sessions isn’t about forecasting as it is about grounding into the energies at work in our lives, harnessing collective wisdom available to us through the cards and drawing on our intuitive capacities to help us see ourselves and our situations with more clarity.
Practically speaking, here is what I help you do:
- hold space for your questions (so you can)
- make that shift back into your center (so you can)
- reconnect with your intuition and inner wisdom (so you can)
- stand in your capacity to heal your life (so you can)
- move forward towards the vision you have for yourself and your life.
Here’s how it works:
Once payment is received, I’ll email the address linked to your PayPal account within 24 hours (or leave a note with your purchase if you want me to use a different emails address). I will confirm your payment and ask you to share some details of your situation, if you so desire. I sit with your questions and tune into your situation energetically, as I ask the cards for guidance. You’ll then receive your reading via email within 3-5 days.
Included in your email are the following:
- Your choice of a written PDF or a video recording of your reading.
- Some recommendation, affirmations & practices to consider on how to move forward.
- Follow-up email a week after I send your reading.
There is an option for me to craft you a customized prayer bracelet or necklace as a way to help support you in embodying your new truth. Just mention it in your purchase if you want this option and we can work out the pricing based on the stones we choose.
Here is what some women have to say about the work I do:
As someone relatively unfamiliar with the Tarot, I was unsure what to expect when I sought a reading from Vina. I was in a desperate situation, but able to see that I was in danger of repeating a self-defeating cycle, and wanted clarity on how to proceed, where to place my feet, lest I wind up in the same situation again (and again, and again…). The first thing Vina did was correct my expectations: she wasn’t going to predict the future, solve my problems, or fix the flawed thinking and behavior that created my dilemma (though she totally did). Next, she let me know that she’d heard what was behind my query, and before she proceeded with the reading, I had this previously unexplored area of my problem in mind, too. Because I was in a time-sensitive situation, there was no time to really meditate on much before I took action. This time, though, my action was guided by the coupling of Vina’s reading and her spot-on intuition. Immediately, and I mean immediately, the muddy waters clarified, and I stepped off the hamster wheel onto a new path. I’m confident my previous cycle won’t repeat because Vina posed a simple question that upended the problematic way I saw myself in the world. I’m forever grateful. — A.N.
Taken me awhile to circle back on this, but wanted to offer you a HUGE thank you for your reading. Although we have yet to meet, your reading and insights hit the core of what’s going on for me and were invaluable in helping me in the ongoing process of getting unstuck and making some much-needed changes in my life. You have a real gift for getting to the heart of the matter and helping to guide people out of the dark. L.F.
WOW! I was blown away. I watched it twice and took your advice in having a journal to scribble down thoughts. Each of those cards really resonated with me… especially when you said that perhaps I get lost in the worry and need to trust my intuition. I have been working on learning to be authentic to myself and sometimes, external forces get the best of me and I start doubting and worrying. The Moon card was especially insightful – I am someone who is afraid of the dark (literally and figuratively) and I loved hearing your words of encouragement. I really do need to just embrace the journey a bit more…. I can’t wait to sit on this more, and watch it again to see what else I can glean from your reading. Are you going to do this as a business? You should – it’s awesome! – M.L.
Vina is naturally intuitive and connected easily with me over email. I had never experienced Tarot before and found it to be fun! The process was very positive, and I was able to have many moments of self discovery as I considered and felt the pictures and words. Vina reminds me of a special kind of personal growth facilitator. I would highly recommend working with her! – C.S.
Thank you for this reading. It resonates deeply with me and has given me some focus to go deeper into myself, my present situation, my inner workings right now. – T.M.Thank you! This does resonate… The letting go of myself as I was pre-mom from career, to energy investments, to personal practice revisions. A switch of identity…a time for reflection & personal affirmation is so in order as I begin to embrace the woman I am in the roles I play in this age & stage of my life. It’s so easy to get caught up in describing who I was “before” this vs. the awesome person I am continuing to grow into. Thank you for gifting me this reading and triggering some emotions, reflections & realizations. It’s a journey….I’m glad I have you in my realm. – S.S.
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