An Interview with Brittney Carmichael
Spiritual Teacher, Psychic Medium, and Founder of Shine School
Photo: Brittney Carmichael @theworldbybrit
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Brittney is a trailblazing lightworker on a mission to inspire and empower badass women to live a life they love and SHINE from the inside. She embodies a unique method of combining intuitive awareness and compassionate honesty with spiritual truths and techniques, to help you break free of fear and discover your deepest desires. She offers one on one coaching, intuitive and tarot readings, and runs the empowering Shine School. Enrollment for the 6 week Shine School experience closes on 11/10/17.
How did you first discover your psychic abilities?
I first discovered my psychic abilities while floating inside a sensory deprivation tank. Because your mind and body are so relaxed during this experience, your mind opens up to receive even more (psychic) information. I heard my father’s voice who had passed in 2008 say “I had to pass in the physical world to guide you from the spiritual world.” That was all he had to say and my curiosity was peaked!
I went to see a local psychic who told me “you have the gift” and suggested I buy myself some tarot cards. Funny enough, looking back, some part of me already KNEW, but these clues along the way definitely helped me to remember with confidence that we are ALL psychic.
How did your family and friends initially react as you became open about your gifts? Did you have any difficulty coming out of the “spiritual closet”?
Lol!! I always joke and say “Try coming out of the spiritual closet in Texas!” Well, my friends weren’t surprised and about half my family was on board too. My grandmother’s Icelandic heritage is full of intuitive healers so they already have a gypsy vibe about them.
My step father’s side is straight up in-the-box Christian and wants nothing to do with it. I’m not here to “prove” anything to anyone, so I don’t let the haters affect my work in helping those who are willing to heal.
Can you tell us a bit about Shine School for those unfamiliar with it and your mission to empower women on their journey of self-discovery?
After working 1:1 with so many women, I began to see there was a formula for self-love. Shine School was created to give women a foundation for self-discovery to uncover their authentic spirit.
Although each of our spiritual awakenings look completely different there are 6 key areas where one needs to look within to release limiting labels, break free from fear, and heal past pain.
My mission is to empower women to look within for their Truth and discover their unique sparkle magic so they can share their creative gifts with the world. When you fall in love with yourself - the world will too!
What is a common misperception about psychics/clairvoyants that you have commonly run into?
The most common misperception I hear ALL the time is that most people don’t believe THEY are also psychic. Being psychic is a natural human skill. Just like working out our muscles, we have to learn to work out our psychic muscles too.
The problem is that “psychic” still seems taboo in our society and the truth is we are all able to tune into our soul’s voice. Most people get glimpses of visions and gut feelings all the time, however the key is to TRUST what you’re feeling.
In your experience, what are three of the most powerful ways to overcome fear and insecurity and embody our authentic selves?
1. Identify your fears.
2. Face those fears by stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new.
3. Decide who you want to be and live unapologetically.
What was the most memorable moment in your career as a psychic medium so far? If you had to choose one story to share.
Holy smokes, I mean, honestly every client I’ve worked with I’ve been blown away. Just as skeptical as most people are, I get tickled every time someone comes through with a unique detail that NOBODY could know! I’ll skip the super personal stories and share a fun one when my client Chrissy’s deceased mom decided to pay her an unexpected visit.
Chrissy was sitting in my salon chair getting her hair done. I felt her mom’s energy show me a beautiful maroon angel hanging in the center of her Christmas tree. So I asked my client about the ornament and she said it was the last ornament she placed on the tree in honor of her mom. Whoa.
But even more WHOA, was when I said “You made one of her favorite Christmas meals and you forgot the can of Cream of Mushroom soup while at the store.” Her mom showed me that she helped to remind her daughter to go back inside the store to grab it. Too crazy.
What is coming up next for you? Both with your
career and your own personal journey?
Soooo many things. I’m currently working on an online
tarot course for beginners that I’m suuuuper excited about.
In 2018 I see myself creating a Self-Love oracle deck
to compliment Shine School.
I’m really gearing all my content creation next year in the
woo-woo direction as a feel a collective awakening and
personal revolution happening.
My hubby and I are about to launch our monthly membership club called The Elevated Life where we teach simple mindset shifts to create radical transformation in your life.
And in my personal life, I plan on diving into reading Isis Unveiled by Madame Blavatsky, continuing my yoga practice (maybe even a certification), traveling around the world, tantra, and attending a few seminars to make connections with like-minded souls.
Brittney Carmichael is a trailblazing lightworker on a mission to inspire and empower badass women to live a life they love and SHINE from the inside. She embodies a unique method of combining intuitive awareness and compassionate honesty with spiritual truths and techniques, to help you break free of fear and discover your deepest desires. https://brittneycarmichael.com brittneycarmichael.com/mastermind
Photo: Brittney Carmichael @theworldbybrit