Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Reader/Rootworker of the Month: Miss Bri

It's that time again and spring has sprung here on my blog!

I would like to introduce this months Reader/Rootworker of the Month for April; is none other than Miss Bri Saussy!

I have been holding on to this little "gem" of a worker because to me, she embodies what Spring Time/April/Easter is to me. A gentle, warm, positive, and uplifting spirit that whom people "flock" to after the storms life throws at you.
I myself was one of those people. Years ago, when faced with a person whom I held so dear to me gave me news of their moving across the US to opposite end, I fell apart. I was a wreck; ridiculous actually.

I came to find Miss Bri.

After having a divination with her, not only did I find a Non Judgemental reader but also someone who I could easily confide in.

She predicted that while Yes this person was going to move onto a new phase in his life, but when the time came I would not be shedding any tears.
OK... that was very hard to believe seeing as I was at a total break down at the time I called her.

She did not try to sell me any unneeded services, only encouraged me to take some time for myself and to heal the wounds I was harboring with things I could do on my own.

If I did want her services, she would be glad to help but did let me know that she would not be doing anything that she felt was not for MY highest good.

That is Ethics right there folks! That is a sign of a great worker.

Well guess what?.... She was right! When the time came for my friend to leave, we said our "good byes" and I watched him go.

Not one tear was shed.

I have not had any Rootwork Services done by Miss Bri, BUT she has an incredible Testimony Page on her website that speaks for itself.
Though one of these days I AM going to have one of her custom Beeswax Vigils set by her... I have been eyeing them since the day she advertised them.

Aren't these just spectacular???

 OK.. enough of me "waxing" poetically about Miss Bri

I will let her interview speak for itself :)

 Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you Miss Bri of Milagro Roots!

Do you belong to a professional association that requires readers and rootworkers to abide by a code of ethics?
Yes-I do! The Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers is the first organization of its kind, we have crafted a code of ethics and a code of professional behavior standards that all members are required to adhere to-you can learn more about our specific guidelines for all readers and magical workers right here:
What kinds of readings do you perform?
I perform intuitive readings utilizing various divination tools and techniques including: tarot, oracle, and Lenormand cards, crystal scrying, astrological analysis, pendulum work, bone throwing, palmistry, & tasseomancy. I also am often sought to interpret dreams-even though I don’t really advertise this service.

Which of the reading styles you use are most popular with your clients?
My clients really like me-and I LOVE them-they trust me to use whichever technique or combination of techniques works best for them at the given time.
Who was or were your divination teacher or teachers?
My mother, Momma Hen-also at AIRR, was my very first divination teacher. She taught me how to read tarot, playing, and oracle cards and how to consult an astrology chart. I learned bone throwing from my great-aunt and my grandmother, I have also studied with Flora from AIRR, catherine yronwode has been a dear mentor and friend, Theresa Reed is a wonderful colleague that I exchange ideas with regularly and Heidi Rose Robbins continues to blow my mind with her astrology know how!

Do you prescribe spiritual supplies for the people you read for?
When its appropriate to the case I do prescribe spiritual supplies-both my house brand as well as Lucky Mojo Curio Company supplies. I do not prescribe ritual work or supplies at every reading because sometimes a situation does not call for that approach.
Do you teach spell-casting or do magical coaching with your reading clients?
I do! I offer a monthly phone-fest that is group magical coaching. I spend an hour going over a specific aspect of ritual work-every person who registers for the call received a PDF workbook and a recording of the conversation-that way if they did not make it live they can still listen. I also have a year and a day magical training program called the Miracle Tree Sessions wherein I teach a very ecclectic approach to magical and ritual work. The Miracle Tree Sessions is limited to 13 students every year. Other than that, if a client wishes to get one on one magical coaching they can contact me for a regular reading and we will spend the time crafting the right ritual approach for them!

How and when did you first hear about hoodoo rootwork?
I grew up in the South (in Texas) and my maternal line comes from East Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi-so this work and this particular magical tradition is really in my blood. I also grew up Baptist and attended (and sang in) small country churches--so again there is a strong vein of this type of magic running through me. I learned a variety of tricks and tips from my mother, her father, and her mother-the people that I grew up around in church, the families that we associated with-Conjure is one area where I learned the practice way before I learned the theory. The theory was first really codified and taught to me by catherine yronwode. Before her, I had heard of Hoodoo but no one I knew would ever call what they were doing “hoodoo”, I had heard of Conjure more frequently, but there was no formal title-it was just the stuff you did, the little tricks, and rarely, working the roots.

Who was or were your rootwork teacher or teachers?
My grandparents, people I attended church with when I was young, my mother, Momma Hen, catherine yronwode and the crew at Lucky Mojo. The graduates from HRRC that I keep in touch with, my colleagues at AIRR, my clients-I have some wonderful older clients who have been around this work for most of their lives and I have hip younger clients who are in urban areas who are always picking up new stuff-they all teach me and I am grateful to them. Also the women of Pretty Girl Hair Salon in San Francisco-they taught me a lot in a couple of years.
How long have you been professionally practicing divination, psychic reading, hoodoo rootwork, or conjure doctoring for clients?
I have been practicing I guess since I was about 3 and a half and I petitioned God successfully for a little sister-God got it right down to the hair color (I was pretty specific). I have been professionally practicing since I was 14 years old. I have been a full time professional intuitive reader and ritualist for the past 4 years.
What kinds of hoodoo spell-casting cases have you handled successfully in the past?
Love and reconciliation cases, cleansing, blessing, prosperity & job advancement and job getting cases, court cases and legal jobs, break up work-I have a good success rate across the board. I don’t take on revenge work and I do not take on gambling work or jobs.

Can you provide me with any references from among your clients?
Absolutely-I am blessed to have clients that are comfortable providing their full names and pictures-you can view them all at my testimonials page right here.
Can you send or show me any pictures of altar work that you have performed for other clients?
For sure-there are some awesome pictures on my AIRR page.  You can also find shots throughout my site and also on followgram.
What are your strong suits as a magical spell caster and rootworker?
Love, Reconciliation, Magnetic Attraction, Creativity, Money-Abundance-Affluence, and Court Case work.
What are your weaknesses as a magical spell caster and rootworker?
I do not do straight up gambling jobs, lucky numbers are tough for me but I do have a good method for deriving them for folks, I am ok at healing but I am not amazing at it-I have too many really incredible healers in my life to kid myself on that.
Do you have any moral or religious limitations on the kind of magic spells you will perform for others? If so, what are they?
I am a happily married woman therefore I will not break up marriages. I have strong personal objections to animal sacrifice so I do not participate in any religion or spiritual path where that is part of the liturgical practice, I do not perform revenge work on behalf of others, and generally due to my own philosophy and moral outlook I encourage people to work for and towards the good. I will not participate in work that seeks to separate a mother from her children, or that takes a harsh edge towards elders or young children.
Do you work according to the precepts of a particular religion, and if so, which one?
I grew up Baptist and left the church when I was about 13 years old because my best friend at the time was a young man who was gay and I invited him to to church only to hear the preacher delivering a blistering sermon about homosexuals going to hell. Needless to say, I was done. However-despite its shortcomings being Baptist left a deep imprint on me and there are many things about my church going days that I love and miss-especially the gospel music. My grandfather played guitar and I sang with my mother, sister, and grandmother, and those are awesome memories that I cherish. My father’s side of the family is Catholic and I learned a lot about Catholicism in my youth as well. I have studied various Pagan paths, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity all in depth. I hold a masters degree in Eastern classics and got to study Ancient Greek and Sanskrit and translate parts of the New Testament from the Greek and the Bhagavad-Gita from the sanskrit. All this is to say that I appreciate religion and religious devotion generally speaking. In my own life I consider myself as coming out of the Perennialist school of thought-which sees value in many different religious traditions but also advises the adherence to one specific path. The path I follow is not religious as much as it is classically philosophical both in the world of the Ancient Greeks and Hindus-it is a three fold path of Devotion to what is beautiful and good, Knowledge and the pursuit of wisdom, and action accompanied by discernment and skill. I am devoted to Mary, to Our Lady of Guadalupe, to Archangel Michael, and to St. Expedite, but I also talk with the faeries. I am most interested in what is good and true in life and how each one us can shine brighter right here and now.

How long do you think I should have to wait before I can see results from your spell casting or altar work if we are going to have positive movement ?
I think it really depends on each individual case, client, and situation. I regard broad brush rules of thumb with suspicion generally speaking. I think that if a full forty days has passed and you have not seen any signs or movement then you are probably going to need to either drop it or take a different approach. I also sometimes find a full moon cycle to be indicative of success.
What could I be doing at home in combination with your rootwork and prayers to improve the chances that my aims and goals will be achieved?
Again-it depends on the person and the situation. Most frequently when there is work to do at home it involves spiritual bathing, the recitation of certain prayers/Psalms/affirmations, sometimes reading a specific book (yes, I do assign homework!) and spiritual cleansing of the home/work space.
If the spell casting or altar work I hire you to do is not successful, how would you suggest that I proceed next?
If work is not successful its important to understand WHY its not successful and to get closure on that cycle or to try a different approach depending on where you are with the situation. I think that the crucial element is trust. If you trust your spiritual advisor then you can believe what they see and say without reservation but if you don’t then its going to be a confusing process. How do you know who you can trust? You look at testimonials, you read blogs, you see what the person’s style is like-but most importantly you know what the qualities are that make someone essentially trustworthy for YOU. On the other end, as a magical worker you get very clear on what kinds of clients you love to work with and how best you can serve them. Trust is key.
Do you provide magical coaching services?
I do. My monthly phone-fests provide very inexpensive group coaching and I provide in depth coaching through the Miracle Tree Sessions.

As a Teacher, what would you advice would you give someone just starting out in Reading/Conjure Work?
Give it away for free and don’t be cheap.
I think the biggest mistake I see new workers making is that they price themselves way under what the “big names” are charging in an effort to scoop clients. I did this unknowingly when I started out full time-I was not trying to scoop clients from other workers-I just felt that I needed to have lower rates because I had not been a “professional” for a long time like others had.  The problem with having low rates is two-fold-if you are any good at your work you are soon going to have more demand than you can serve and then you start seeing people not respond to emails, miss or show up late for a consult, delay ritual work forever, and generally have poor client communication. The worker feels spread too thin and not justly rewarded for their work, the clients feel confused and annoyed, and the entire outfit feels disorganized. Then you have to spend precious time repairing relationships and then you have to go through the process of gradually raising your prices so that your work is actually fiscally sustainable.
A better approach is to give high value content away for free. Start an interview series with people in the field you love, think about what your clients want/need to see more of and provide that for free in blog posts, videos, phone conferences-whatever. Give good stuff away for free and charge fairly for your paid products and services so that your work is actually the sustainable joy its supposed to be instead of a drag that you thought was going to be a good time.
The other big mistake is not really knowing who you want to serve. This is a business about relationships. I ADORE my people-they and my beautiful family are what enlighten and enliven my life-they inspire me to continually show up and do my best work. If you are a worker and you don’t really like people or you have been working for awhile and you are not over the moon about your people then you might need to look at that closely. Not every worker agrees with this philosophy but it has stood me and my business in good stead.

Thank You Miss Bri of Milagro Roots!

You can also find her on Facebook at:!/milagroroots

Miss Bri is also offering an incredible course this summer that can be found here:

Here is an opportunity to learn from one of the best in Conjure!

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