We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Levy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alex, how do you think about risk?
I think risks can be one of the greatest gifts if we are open and willing to trust. I have found that it’s my fearful thoughts that hold me back, whether in my business, friendships, not my abilities. Every cycle of growth I have been through personally and professionally is because I took a risk in some way. I’m finding that rather than running away from what could be a difficult situation or learning experience becomes much easier when you run through it. Prior to moving to Atlanta six years ago, I was living in a beautiful home in Tampa Bay, was flourishing with my friends and career but heard the inner voice that It was time for me to move. For a while, I didn’t know where that would be, but when Atlanta became an option I knew I had to go for it. I said goodbye to my friends, family, and career to start over at 30 in a brand new city where I didn’t know anyone. Taking that risk was one of the best things for me as I certain I wouldn’t be where I am today if I had not that risk and moved Atlanta.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Since the age of six, I knew exactly what the only things I ever wanted to do was be an actor! I was immersed in acting classes, camps, private lessons, community, and professional theatre till sophomore year at college where I was studying towards a BFA in musical theatre There was nothing I loved more than being on stage, and my goal after school was to move to NYC and become a working actor. I never listened to the advice of having a backup plan because, well this was my purpose. Performing was the only thing I truly loved, and never saw myself doing anything else. I also didn’t really listen to my intuition either. (This came later) So there I was, I had finally reached the goal I had been working towards for so long, I thought I would finally be happy, but instead, I was miserable. I had ignored so many red flags, and turned off the voice of my inner guidance system, even though it never stopped guiding me. Eventually, I packed up my stuff, said goodbye to dream apartment, quit an amazing part-time job, and with the help of my family left the northeast, and moved back to sunny Florida. Beaches and sunshine have always had my heart, there were so many signs telling me not to move to Pittsburgh of all places where it’s cold, rainy, and not so beachin’! When I returned to Florida I begrudgingly enrolled in cosmetology school and became a hairdresser, and to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, I always felt like I needed another outlet and became interested in everything that had to do with personal development, intuition, mindfulness, and spirituality. I found my first deck of Tarot cards which I had completely forgotten had been gifted to me when I was 13 and dove into the world of the metaphysics. When I was 13 I started doing readings for friends and family. My mother would take me to the local new age store and get me crystals, and I would go to the bookstore and read everything from “How To Read Aura’s” to “Meet Your Spirit Guides” and so many more. All of this love for the mystical was somehow stuffed away all those years prior, and I was so excited to rediscover this passion of mine I had somehow put to the side because part of me was so scared of how other people would react to my interest all things “woo woo.” New beginnings were showing up though, and I was changing. After the earthquake of a transformation, I’d been through I began sharing my card readings with friends. I began studying formally and went on a certification course binge taking every class I could get my hands on. After a few years of dabbling in and out, I saw so much progress not only in the people I was working with but mostly in myself, I decided I should really give this intuitive thing a try. To say that there were signs and synchronicities everywhere was an understatement. At one point when I was studying Mediumship and I actually walked into a dead body…. yes a real live one not like the ones in The Sixth Sense, but that’s a story for another time! Now I have the pleasure to support amazing intuitive, heart-centered men and women connect back to their true heart’s desire, and reconnect back to the power of their own inner guidance. I Love my work as a coach and guide, and I’m beyond grateful for the incredible opportunities I have to make lasting changes in my clients’ lives.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For friends or family visiting for the first time, I like to give them a taste of what it’s really like living in the city. I’ll do a mix of the popular tourist destinations like the Georgia Aquarium, The High Museum, and spots that are more under the radar like coffee at Brash in Atlanta History Center, The Center For Puppetry Arts, window shopping in The West Side, and perhaps some fresh pasta at St. Cecilia.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The best advice ever given to me was from one of my first mentors, and of the most talented hairdressers, I’ve had the privilege of working with Amy Gladdue. Her words of wisdom to me were to visualize, believe, obtain, keep the faith, and do the work! I have this written down and it’s been on my desk for years.
Other: The Spirit Guided Life Podcast – Itunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-spirit-guided-life-podcast/id1481923158