ABOUT THE DIVERGENT MUSICIAN
MISSION AND PURPOSE
The Divergent Musician focuses on self-transformation, healing, and empowerment through spiritual growth and self-development content. Reflecting on life lessons, themes, and topics, Katie dives into the realms of eclectic spirituality, higher consciousness, and psychology on the channel; all of which has helped her survive a rather traumatic life. Katie is an instrumentalist (French horn), Unitarian Universalist (omnist), clairsentient empath, & diviner!
Part of The Divergent Musician mission is to provide general and private divination readings. Private divination reading can be purchased on the booking page.
ABOUT KATIE A. BERGLOF
Born in El Salvador (along with her twin sister Allie), adopted and raised in North Dakota, she grew up on a farm in the small town of Sherwood on the Canadian border. Her adoptive family is of Scandinavian (Norwegian and Swedish) heritage, which surprisingly influenced and played out in her interests and certain traditions in adulthood (i.e. love of Nordic Rune casting, Norse Mythology, study of Bokmål, Lefse making, Nordic Hygge culture and Swedish Julafton/Julaften traditions, plus a fondness for Norwegian Elkhounds which she grew up with).
Katie's life was rather turbulent as she suffered from cyclical abuse and psychological trauma both throughout early-childhood and adulthood; including experiencing rare disorders, diseases, odd trials and tribulations. She spent many periods of her life healing, self-transforming, and rebuilding her life from the ground up.
Katie is a former classical musician, music educator, and arts administrator. In late 2009 she developed a rare neurological disorder called "Musician's Focal Dystonia" and started speaking out about her experience and documenting her recovery. It's still quite taboo to speak openly about musician injuries, health, and wellbeing in the profession; especially surrounding something as mysterious and incurable as this Focal Dystonia. Her blog spanning over a decade, thoroughly documented her progress through videos, writing, and observations. There are no other current documentations out there that exist. There's a lot of stigma that surrounds it. Therefore she became well known as an advocate and guide through her blog "Living with Embouchure Dystonia" and series "Musicians with Dystonia & Injury Live Talk".
Faith and spirituality have always been a central part of Katie's life, yet she hid her love for metaphysics combined with her Unitarian Universalist approach to life from the public. In her childhood years she saw spirits and past loved ones visit her. Because she was use to being seen as different her whole life and was raised in a conservative Lutheran family, she suppressed her experiences and non-orthodox views as much as possible. In adulthood she refused to acknowledge her increasing empath traits/sensitivity and growing interest in divination. In 2013 she found others who shared similar experiences and helped her feel safe to be her true self; but she kept tarot groups, mediumship groups, psychic development groups, and her private tarot reading business a secret - calling it a hobby around friends and family who knew about it.
After a miscarriage, several hospitalizations, health ailments, divorce, moving, two major surgeries, and death in the family all in the span of a year, she started experiencing what is called a "Dark Night of the Soul" or existential crisis. Katie was diagnosed with C-PTSD and Dissociation Disorder and this naturally instigated a Spiritual Ascension/Awakening without her even knowing. Completely unaware that she was experiencing "Kundalini Rising" symptoms, Katie panicked at the thought of something else going wrong with her. Her doctors called for x-rays of her spine, hormone levels checked, re-tested for COVID, did a full physical, plus bloodwork. Physicians could not find anything wrong....she was actually better than ever. Not long after, her suppressedClairvoyance unravelled in full swing.
Throughout this intense spiritual and emotional healing process, she learned how to self-love, choose empowerment, let go of limiting mindsets, focus on what serves her highest good and divine purpose, break old cycles/patterns, etc. and the importance of honoring ones true self above all else. And so that is what the Divergent Musician Journey is all about on her channel: "Healing and empowerment through spiritual growth and self-development."
Katie is classified as a Clairsentient Empath; her gifts are clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience, clairalience. She also experiences precognition, precognitive dreams, and astral projection. Her divination tools include: tarot, oracle, pendulum, lithomancy or astragalomancy (i.e. nordic rune casting, die casting, crystal casting, and charm divination). Other related interests: mysticism, esotericism, metaphysics, philosophy, astrology, numerology, palmistry, shamanism, mediumship, obsidian mirror skying, tea leaf reading, identical twin bond, twin telepathy, soul mates/karmic partners/twin flames, automatic writing, karmic cycles/moon cycle rituals, family (karma) patterns and cycles, ancestral linage, soul contracts, akashic records, nature healing, auras, crystals/power stones, animal totems, etc.
June 4th - Gemini II - The Twins, Ruled by Mercury, Mutable Sign
Rising Sign/Ascendent Sign: Pisces Rising
Sun Sign/Star Sign: Gemini Sun
Lunar Sign: Leo Moon
Venus placement: Venus Gemini
Mars placement: Mars Scorpio
Fortune/Lunar Ascendent: Aquarius Fortuna