Holistic Practitioner Spotlight with Kelly Sroka , Guide to Spiritual Self-Care
We are speaking with Kelly Sroka, Owner of Kelly Sroka Tarot, Certified Biddy Tarot Reader, and Guide to Spiritual Self-Care. She uses Tarot readings and other complementary spiritual self-care tools such as crystals, chakra healing, and oracle cards to guide her clients through a problem or issue
Tell Us a Story About a Client Facing a Difficult Decision and How You Helped
I would first like to explain that Tarot is not predicting the future—it is a way to receive insight into life at any particular moment. The Tarot always gives options in every situation that empower the client to make decisions that will lead to success and happiness.
In Tarot readings, I often have clients who are facing a difficult decision in which that they truly do not know what to do. Questions arise around relationships, home life, and career choices. I guide the clients through a personalized Tarot reading which gives insight into all aspects of the problem or issue. Then I give the clients clear actionable steps to take after the reading to work through the problem or issue.
How Tarot Helped a Client with a Start-Up Business
Recently, a client came to me with a question about her career. Adrienne was experiencing difficulties growing her online business which she had recently started. She had tried figuring out her business challenges on her own before coming to me, but felt stuck. Adrienne communicated that she loved the creative, artistic business she had created, but that she knew she was missing something that would allow to achieve the growth in her business that she desired.
Admittedly, Adrienne was seeking guidance not only to have her business take off, but also to help her feel better about herself so that she could accomplish what was necessary to be successful. Tarot and other complementary practices, all work to address a healthier spirit so that people can become their best selves.
For Adrienne, I created a Tarot spread that would give me insight into her situation and steps she could take that would lead her to the business success she desired. The cards revealed Adrienne’s love for her business but a lack in marketing skills. Adrienne was most happy creating and most uncomfortable when she tried to connect with customers and actually make sales. With advice from the cards, I gave Adrienne some clear steps she could take to increase her marketing skills and relate better to her customers.
Just knowing what to do would do nothing to bring more clients to her business unless Adrienne actually took the necessary steps to market. What the Tarot reading helped with was a changed perspective that made marketing not feel like a burden, but rather something to help bring about a feeling of achievement.
Why and When Did You Choose the Holistic Path?
About five years ago, I began suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. My life turned upside down. This condition wasn’t something I could just “fix.” I needed help–lots of help–from many different sources. I turned to meditation, counseling, pharmaceuticals–anything that I thought would help me feel more grounded. After a while, all these things began to work. I began to feel like my old self again.
But I wasn’t my old self completely–I had learned to depend on a much broader definition of spirituality than before. And that is where Tarot comes in. During my recovery, I picked up a pack of Tarot cards and guidebook at the bookstore on a whim. After discovering the depths of storytelling that comes from Tarot, I began to learn all that I could about the cards. Since then, I have learned that a holistic path is most beneficial when dealing with physical, emotional, or mental traumas.
What Lessons Have Your Work and Personal Experiences Taught You?
The most important lesson my work and personal experiences have taught me is that life is a journey. There is no endpoint—just cycles that come and go throughout life. I am constantly letting go of those things that no longer serve me to make room for new opportunities to come into my life. Many of my clients see their situation as an end—which it may be—but I help them to see that this end, while painful, is also the beginning of something better.
Kelly Sroka is owner of Kelly Sroka Tarot which provides transformative Tarot readings and spiritual self-care. She is a wife, mother, and homeschooler who lives on a small farm in central NC with horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and a duck. She is a Certified Biddy Tarot reader and has studied astrology, shamanism, crystals, chakras, and meditation.
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