Doreen Virtue: How to Reignite Your Sparkle

Doreen Virtue, bestselling author of numerous books, including “Healing With the Angels,” “How to Hear Your Angels,” “Assertiveness for Earth Angels” and “Angel Detox,” joined Elevated Existence founder Tammy Mastroberte to talk about her newest book “Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: How to Break Free From Drama & Negativity,” in a call for Elevated Existence Annual Subscribers.

What is our sparkle? it’s our light, our joy, sense of inner peace, health, ability to focus, motivation and happiness. But what if our sparkle becomes dull? How does that happen, and how can we get it back?

Virtue, who holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in counseling psychology, and is a lifelong clairvoyant who is best known for working with the angelic realm, explains this and more in her new book, and shared her insights during the live call.

She said she learned more from writing this book than any other book she has ever written, and hopes people will begin to understand the reason there are addictions, including addictions to drama, is because many people have been traumatized and don’t even realize it.

“Scientists are now finding that symptoms of trauma which happen to those who were in wars, are happening to everybody who has ever been in any kind of situation where they feared for their life,” Virtue explained on the call. “I poured over scientific studies for this book, and found that things we think are normal are now qualifying for the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. The latest diagnostic manual that psychologists and psychiatrists use has over 600,000 ways you can be traumatized.”

Whether it’s having someone close to us die or moving to a new home, these things leave a mark on us. It comes down to whether or not something reorganizes our sense of safety in this world, she explained. We can even suffer secondary PTSD from hearing someone else tell their story, whether from a friend or a on the news.

“Scientists can pinpoint your brain chemistry and body chemistry changes when reading or watching the news,” she shared. “We have to be very discerning about what we watch, and even what is on our social media news feed. Compassion and empathy run deep in our bodies, and we can feel other people’s feelings as if they were our own. Now we have very real evidence that what we hang on to hurts our health.”

dont-let-anything-dull-your-sparkleTrauma Leads to Drama
When we suffer from some form of trauma, it is not uncommon to enter into a state of hyper vigilance, looking for danger around every corner. This not only wreaks havoc on our bodies, with stress hormones cascading throughout on a regular basis, but causes of level on continuous anxiety.

“When something happens to you that is unexpected, your way to organize your future is to say, ‘I’m never going to relax again. I’m not going to let my guard down. I’m just going to completely be on edge because next time I won’t be surprised.’ That leads to chronic anxiety as you can imagine,” Virtue said.

It also leads us to attract more drama into our lives because whatever is in our conscious awareness is what we expect and attract, she noted. In the book, Virtue talks about doing on a Drama Detox. She recommends taking a one-week break from read anything dramatic. This includes staying off the social media news feed, and be discerning about what movies or television shows we watch. We should even be careful about the music we listen to during this week.

“You will notice a difference in how you feel,” she said.

Relationships & Drama
Relationships with others who are addicted to drama can also dull our sparkle. While these relationships are easier to spot in the beginning than well into the relationship, Virtue shared some tips and red flags to look out for with friends and family.

  • The person complains all the time, as if they are bragging about how many problems they have in their life. They make is sound like they have “special problems” and they believe they have nothing to do with these problems. They are the victim.
  • When someone tries to offer this person a solution, they get “yes, but” as an answer or an argument about why the solution won’t work. The reason is because people addicted to drama like to be the center of attention, Virtue explained. These “special problems” make them feel they are, and without them, fear they will be invisible.
  • The person never asks you about how you are doing, and if they do, they don’t really care.

For those who find themselves in a relationship with someone that fits this description, it could be because it answers their own need to feel needed. This type of person will call for help with solving their problems or their latest saga, and that makes us feel good.

“It’s also an excuse for us to procrastinate on our own purpose in life. ‘I can’t abandon this person to work on my book, or do yoga or homework, because she needs me,” Virtue said.

But these relationships are hurting us more than they are helping, and moving away from them can go a long way in regaining our sparkle.

Getting Our Sparkle Back
There are several ways we can reignite our sparkle. One is diet — but not the way many people think. Virtue shared research on histamine and the diet, explaining a low-histamine diet can help with stress levels and more.

“We have a stress hormone we don’t hear about a lot, which is histamine, and it plays a roll in diet and stress, and how it affects the body,” she noted, explaining it’s released from cells when we are exposed to anything toxic or something we are allergic to, and is also released during times of stress. “When it’s released we bloat up, it increases our heart rate and blood pressure, and we can get hot flashes and itchy skin.”

Histamine is also in many of the foods we eat, including fermented foods, anything with vinegar, red wine, and aged foods like cheese and meat. When stressed, people often crave these foods because binging on them temporarily numbs them the same as the histamine released when we get stung by a bee.

“Anyone under a lot of stress, particularly women when they reach menopause, should reduce the histamine in their diet,” she shared.

Additionally, detoxing our environment is also important when looking to regain our sparkle, including getting the chemicals out of our home — which actress Fran Drescher spoke about in the September 2015 cover story of Elevated Existence Magazine.

“The most toxic thing in our house is our bed,” Virtue said. “Every time we turn over on the mattress its emitting chemicals we are breathing in. Switching to an organic, latex mattress, and changing your bedding to organic cotton or bamboo sheets helps.”

She also recommended using organic dry cleaners, and cleaning the home with homemade antibacterial cleaner using essential oils such as tea tree, lavender and eucalyptus oil. And when suffering from stress and anxiety, there are a few natural remedies we can turn to as well.

“Put pure lavender essential oil in a spray bottle with water and spray your pillow,” Virtue said. “Also, using melatonin supplements. Studies show taking them at night help you sleep better and help your brain create more serotonin.”

Additionally, gentle and restorative yoga can not only reduce stress and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, but can also help heal the body and heal trauma.

“It’s clear from all the studies that yoga is the path out of drama addictions and healing from trauma. It’s an antidote to the world’s stress,” she said, explaining in severe cases, counseling with a trauma specialist can help tremendously.

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VIDEO: Guardian Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue

Following the success of Angel Tarot Cards, bestselling author Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine recently released a brand new deck – Guardian Angel Tarot Cards. The 78-card deck and accompanying guidebook was created for those who are more sensitive to traditional tarot card deck, featuring gentle images and words.

“Each of the 78 cards features a beautiful Victorian angel or a similar Victorian image in a beautiful shabby chic fun way that makes it very gentle,” Virtue says in the below video.

See Virtue and Valentine explain the new deck below:

Doreen Virtue’s “Angels of Abundance” Book

Bestselling author and angel communication expert Doreen Virtue teamed with her son Grant Virtue for her newest book, “Angels of Abundance: Heaven’s 11 Messages to Help You Manifest Support, Supply, and Every Form of Abundance.”

They wrote the book to explain how material and emotional support is available from heaven as we strive to attain our life’s purpose and the things we desire. Broken into 11 chapters, each features a message from the Angels of Abundance, whose goal is to make sure one’s divine mission on Earth isn’t hampered by lack.

Whether it’s more money, time, ideas and opportunities, we can call on these angels for support and guidance, and this book explains how it works.

Order Doreen Virtue’s new book on Amazon here: Angels of Abundance: Heaven’s 11 Messages to Help You Manifest Support, Supply, and Every Form of Abundance

Editor’s Advice: Cut the Cords Drawing You Back to People, Food & More

By Tammy Mastroberte, Founder, Elevated Existence Magazine

Have you ever been in a relationship – romantic or friendship – and you know it’s not good for you anymore, but just can’t seem to let go? Do you keep getting into debt and can’t seem to catch up no matter how much more money you make? Does sugar have a hold on you?

I recently interviewed bestselling author and angel communicator Doreen Virtue for the Elevated Existence Magazine March 2014 cover story, and while I learned a lot from the interview, one of the things that stood out was her advice about cutting the energetic cords that tie us to people, substances and situations in our lives.

I have heard about cords forming between two people in a relationship, but had not really made the connection to other things in our life, so this was a light bulb moment for me.

She told me, “When you keep going back to anyone or anything that is harmful to you, you’ve got to cut the cord. Whether it’s sugar, an ex-boyfriend or you keep going into debt, there is an attachment of fear energy there like a leash, and it just keeps drawing you back again.”

I’ve written and spoken about “elevated reinforcements,” which is my term for calling in divine assistance from our angels, guides or loved ones who have passed. I call on my reinforcements any time I need them, and even call them in every morning after my meditation to ensure protection and guidance throughout my day. Well, it’s the same thing with cutting energetic cords – all we have to do is ask!

Virtue told me Archangel Michael is the angel to call upon when looking to cut the cords to anything in our lives, and if it’s a cord to a substance or food, also calling in Archangel Raphael can be helpful, as he is the specialist when it comes to healing of any kind.

All we have to do is call on Archangel Michael, saying: “Archangel Michael, please cut the cords of fear between me and [fill in the blank].”

Sometimes it’s a one and done process, but other times we need to ask over and over to break the attachment because we may unknowingly choose to take it back, Virtue said. She called upon Archangel Michael and Raphael to cut the cords between her and chocolate because she was getting headaches, acne and more from it, but couldn’t break free from the habit. For her, asking once providing an instant healing and she hasn’t craved it since!

Navigating this world as a soul in human form is not an easy task, but knowing we have assistance waiting in the wings can make the road a lot less bumpy! This week, pick one cord you know is draining your energy and ask Archangel Michael for help – and keep asking until you feel lighter, more free, and less controlled by it.

You will be amazed how much better you feel, and how much your faith in your “elevated reinforcements” will grow!

Tammy_Mastroberte_headshotTammy Mastroberte is a three-time, award-winning writer, founder of Elevated Existence, and publisher and editorial director of the multi-award-winning Elevated Existence Magazine. She started the new age, spiritual and self-improvement publication at age 30 – eight years after the sudden death of her mother from a brain aneurysm only three days after Christmas in 1999. This tragedy led her down a synchronistic path to discover her purpose and the meaning behind many of the events in her life – including her mother’s death. She now shares her guidance, and the wisdom of today’s top authors and spiritual celebrities through Elevated Existence Magazine. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter: @ElevatedTammy on Instagram: elevatedtammy. For more information, visit

Doreen Virtue Archangel Power Tarot Cards

A new 78-card deck and guidebook from bestselling author Doreen Virtue called Archangel Power Tarot Cards is available from Hay House.

The deck allows you to receive messages from the angels, along with courage, motivation and empowerment so you can take decisive steps in your life and act upon them!

Created by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine to retain the magic of traditional tarot, but with beautiful and inspiring words and imagery.


VIDEO: Indigo Angel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue and Charles Virtue

Created specifically for indigo children and adults, the new Indigo Angel Oracle Cards deck includes a guidebook to explain each of the 44 cards, and bestselling author Doreen Virtue explains in the video below how her son – an indigo child himself – played a large role in its creation.

“We created the indigo angel deck as a support system for anyone who relates to being an indigo no matter how old or how young they are and for their caretakers and their loved ones,” says Virtue. “The Indigo Angel Oracle cards are a traditional dick of cards that you can use to give readings that are accurate for yourself and others, but it’s also so much more. It’s a teaching deck to help you to connect with your own indigo spirit so you can become a peaceful activist yourself for positive change.”

Watch the video below to hear Doreen and Charles explain the deck, and catch a glimpse at some of the cards.