We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Debbie A. Anderson, who has spent the past 8 months traveling across Canada promoting her self-published Oracle Deck called Vibrational Energy©.
Her coast to coast tour of Meet and Greets and marketing the deck was an enormous leap of faith. Her trek began in her home province of British Columbia on February 15th taking her on a journey that would cover over 23,000 km reaching the eastern edge of this great country in Newfoundland in July and then back again to the west coast in October.
Every journey starts with a story, so we were interested to hear Anderson’s reasons to self- publish. Anderson had been offered a publishing contract in 2012 but decided to walk away. She explained that “Rather than go the tried and tested, safe route and rely on others to publish and distribute, I gambled my own money and time.”
She created an initial print run of 300 decks from a Vancouver based printer, East Van Graphics and before even leaving Alberta she already needed to order a further 500 decks. The success continued because in Newfoundland she had run out again and needed to order another 750 decks due to the interest of retail stores who wanted to stock the deck!
Anderson explains self-publishing is not for the faint hearted. “Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. When you are a Team of One, you need to be motivated and ready to go out and ask for the sale every single day!”
Anderson calls her Vibrational Energy Oracle Deck© the culmination of “her wonderfully expansive age of 56 and guidance from spirit”, proving it’s never too late to create, or to make a difference. Direction from spirit also connected her with Heather Brewster, the illustrator, who took Anderson’s words and created the mystical art images.
She expounded “I have been doing intuitive psychic readings since I was in my 20s. One thing I truly understand is that people need answers to help them understand what is holding them back from their true potential.”
The creation of her deck of 52 beautifully illustrated oracle cards, Vibrational Energy © was so people can use them to obtain “grounded” life answers on a day-to-day basis. The idea behind them is to present down to earth explanations and guidance so the user can “clear the fog and help them step back into their own vibrational energy” Anderson explained.
From the inspiration of spirit, she took gutsy yet practical steps to get these messages out and into the hands of people looking for an updated way of seeing their world. You can just pull one card to get an answer or by doing the special Five Vibrational Dimensions of the Soul© spread which assists any person to get answers to Universal Truths that they need to be acknowledged.
The Vibrational Energy Oracle Deck© is easy to use with an 80 page guide book that has the definitions on each of the cards. The deck costs $25.00.
The Vibrational Energy Oracle Deck© wasn’t the only products she had to offer. “Because of the beauty of the deck I decided to create 16 images into greeting cards that are blank inside but have the definition on the back”.
When we asked Anderson if she feels the deck is successful she replied “YES! To date in Canada I have 66 stores selling the products and this is growing daily”.
Anderson is planning to have her Oracle deck in stores around the world. “I have already sold and shipped decks to numerous countries. There are many stores in the US, England & Australia who have contacted me about retailing the deck. And just the other day I received an inquiry from a publisher who wants to translate the deck into other languages, so I think my efforts are paying off!”
We asked, is the deck available in any other format? “In November 2013 the deck is going to be available as an APP on phones-Android, I-Phone & I-Pad”. Anderson connected with a developer in France, Indie-Goes.com who worked closely to ensure the images stayed true to the original work created by Heather Brewster.
Does Anderson have more decks to come? “I have two more Oracle decks (at the moment) I want to create. One specifically for children, so I know this is just the beginning.”
Below are two images and definitions from the deck.
An Open Book
You regard life as an ever revolving door of opportunities and adventure. Taking on whatever is sent your way. You adapt and modify to the vibrations with ease and acceptance. When change arrives, you embrace it and look forward to the new learning and transformation that comes with it. You interact, learn, engage and change. Kudos to you!
Take time to listen to a child’s laughter. There is no pretense, no falseness, no deceit. The giggle comes from the vibrational core of excitable amusement and openness to just be in that moment. There is a pure heart that is released into the world, which is infectious and delightful. Learn to laugh again, and let go of anything that doesn’t serve you.
To locate stores retailing the deck in Canada please visit her website www.Vibrational-Energy.com
You can also connect with Debbie A. Anderson on her Vibrational Facebook pages!