*Practitioner of New Age Spirituality*
Certified Angel Card Reader, Author, and a grain of sand becoming a pearl <3
I’m Yari Garcia, Moody Thursday.
I’m 33 years old, and I have been on the New Age and Pagan path since I was 16. I don’t come from a witch family background or any sort of magickal lineage. As a matter of fact, my father abandoned me at birth and I was raised by a narcissistic stepfather and meek mother. My childhood was riddled with alcoholism, abuse, and a lot of times, poverty.
No, I’m not going to tell you that my life has all been magick and light. It hasn’t. But I was always attracted to education, truth, and spirituality from a young age. Those were the things that held peace and wisdom when my world was surrounded by chaos, hatred, and anger. I devoured books on ethics and philosophy by age 13.
New to New Age Spirituality:
With the late ’90s came The New Age Movement, and I was truly swept away by the ideas, practices, and beliefs of the new age. By 1998, when I was 14, I was learning about Eastern philosophy, spirituality, and the occult.
I was kicked out of the house at age 16, and that gave me the freedom to learn even more. While studying book after book on esoteric topics, I found a single book about Witchcraft. It sent me on a path of self-transformation and magick. It was the first book of many on the topic of Witchcraft, Paganism, and Magick that took me from philosophizing and questioning to actually doing.
Life as a teen on the streets was tough. I moved to a college town in my 20’s, not going to college myself, and fell into the party scene. I quickly drowned myself with the only inheritance I had from my family– alcoholism.
While in the troughs of alcoholism, my spirituality was always there, nudging me to stop being so self-destructive and do something. I didn’t heed this advice right away, and came near death a few times. I truly believe it was the Goddess who saved me.
After throwing away years of my life, I knew I’d had enough, and there had to be a better future for me. So I left it all behind.
Life Keeps Going, and it Gets Better:
I moved to the beautiful state of California, where I not only found blue skies and warm beaches, but I also found the courage to get and stay sober. I found myself. I found a way to renew my new age practice of Paganism. I also worked hard to earn a degree in Business and Office Management, all while working on my hobby of writing. I self-published several stories and landed on the Top Authors list on iBooks.
I had changed my life for the better.
I like to teach what I’ve learned, and I am also a forever-student. I now attend spiritual classes as well as college classes~ I have earned my Angel Card Reader Certification and will soon earn my Bachelor’s in English and Creative Writing.
A New Life, A New Practice ~ Iridescent Spirituality:
Words cannot express how grateful I am to have found this path. New Age Spirituality, Paganism, and Witchcraft have given me so much~ an outlet in chaotic times, guidance to wise up in my 20s, and fulfillment in life.
After over a decade of following this wonderful path, I have finally found my home in Iridescent Spirituality. Yes, it’s a term that I made myself to describe this shimmery form of spirituality that I’ve forged in the past decade, and I love it!
I’ve created this website and blog to share my practices of Iridescent Spirituality so that it may touch your life in the positive way that it has touched mine.
So this is me. Yari Garcia. I’m an Iridescent Witch and practitioner of New Age Spirituality. I am a Certified Angel Card Reader, Certified Fairyologist, and Certified Realm Reader. I am a Writer, Sensitive Soul, and…
…a grain of sand becoming a pearl.
Bright Blessings )O(
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e-mail me at MoodyThursday@yahoo.com
Certified Angel Card Reader
Certified Realm Reader