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Meet Ali Sweeney of A Light Insight in South Denver

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ali Sweeney.

Ali, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
When I was 22 and he was 23, my brother died. This is when my spiritual journey began, as I could not imagine a life without him. We were close, our parents had one run-on name for us (Ray-and-Ali) because we were always together. His death gave my super-young-self perspective, to know that life is more than the busy-ness of jobs, trips, and family. I started reading the amazing spiritual leaders of that time – Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and so many others. I resonated with what I read. I could feel deep within myself this energy, light, or tingle, that was so much more than the stuff of my life (my career, my home, my bank account, my body).

Yet, like so many people I got lost in the stuff of my life. I focused on my career as an environmental engineer, then I led a nonprofit that inspired environmental education, then I became a wife and a mother. I succeeded at many roles, but not so much at being myself. Yet, when I became a mother, that spark within me would not let go. Children made it clear to me that we are more than the stuff of our lives. And one day, I found myself meeting Colleen Miller, an intuitive coach. Through her intuition, she helped me understand how I was limiting myself by defining myself by the roles I played in my family and my work. I started to find myself again, I started to feel that light inside me again. And it was getting brighter, and harder to ignore because it felt so good to be me.

I decided to go to a psychic school to develop my intuition and spiritual freedom. These classes and professional certification with the Inner Connection Institute created an opportunity for me to foster my psychic abilities. And today, I am a psychic – an energy healer and guide to the real you that is bigger than the stuff and busy-ness.

Has it been a smooth road?
I continue to struggle with being public about being psychic. I’m just like everyone else, but I’ve chosen a path in this life that is not mainstream. A path that actually scares some people. Being a psychic brings me great joy because I get to connect to my higher self regularly – and that feels amazing. But I still get a little tightness in my chest when I meet someone and inevitably the “So what do you do?” question comes up. Many people are not ready to accept that they are spirits in a body, that there are spirits around that are not in bodies. And that I can communicate with them. I know this openness about what I do is my struggle, because often when I do share my psychic-ness I am met with genuine curiosity about what I do and how it works.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I provide clairvoyant readings and energy healings through my business, A Light Insight. I am known for laughter and joy throughout a reading. Even when the information is related to painful events, my clients often feel lighter and less burdened after a session. I also love giving readings over the phone, so my clients can just pick up a phone wherever they are and receive a healing – no hassling with traffic required!

My ideal client is someone who is curious about their higher selves. I can’t prove with science that you have a soul, but I know that you do. For me, the soul is the part of me that lights up when I am walking in nature, when I hear my child full out belly giggle, when I feel the love that surrounds me. I’m sure you have had a feeling at some point in your life that feels full, or tingly, or like pure joy, or bliss. That’s the you-you. The real you. The spirit you. And sometimes, we are so busy we forget to access this you-you. Sometimes, we have been so busy for so long, that we forget what that feels and sounds like.

And that is where I can help you, by providing access to that you. During a reading, I see things. Sure, sometimes they are dead people! Most of the time, I see images. I see energy. And these images come with a knowingness about what the image means. I won’t tell you what to do, I won’t tell you what you should do, and I won’t tell you what’s going to happen in the future. Instead, I see you. Right where you are. Then I communicate to you what you already know but somehow can’t put your finger on. Recently a client said to me, “No, I didn’t know that about me, but yes now that you say it, yes that is exactly what is going on.” As a psychic, I get to access the real me and the real you. I live in the wonder and awe of this ability to return people to themselves.

I also teach meditation classes at Mayu Sanctuary and encourage spiritual freedom as a licensed minister with the Church of Infinite Spirit. A few years ago, my daughter wrote me a note: “Dear Mom, I love to meditate. P.S. I love you.” This says to me that ‘going within’ is a natural place to be – if you have never tried meditation it is another wonderful way to connect to this real you. I offer a 15-minute online meditation class every Tuesday to give people the opportunity to connect to themselves wherever they are.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love the outdoor attitude of Denver. There are always people outside enjoying the environment around them. I am grateful to be a part of a community that so values the majesty of this land, water, and air. What I like least about this city is our lack of commitment to adequately fund public education.


  • One Hour Phone Reading – $125
  • Half Hour Phone Reading – $65
  • Create Joy Meditation Class, Thursdays at Noon – $15
  • Meditation Reset – 15 minute Online Meditation Class, Tuesdays at 1:30 – By donation

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David Rosberg, Dawn Shearer

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