So this was a big milestone for me! I always joke to Gala that I manifested her!
🐆being in service & how Gala relates to being a Virgo ♍️
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Babes, this is the workshop I had a dream about!!
I so vividly dreamt of bringing together a bunch of remarkable powerful women in Los Angeles, to learn not only how to step into their most powerful, beautiful, bad-ass, go get em’ selves, but also, come together as community.** The perfect way to begin 2019.
I wanted to create a space & community bringing your through my Women’s Empowerment Methodology which is based on the following tenants for creating a magical & powerful life:
Invest in the Health of your Body
Honor your need for Pleasure, Sensuality & Creativity + Respect your Money
Create your Life Purpose no matter how big or small
LOVE YOURSELF & LOVE OTHERS -
Speak your Needs, Ask For What You Really Want -
Work on Opening your Intuition -
Meditate, Have Some Sort of Spiritual Practice -
WE WILL BE COVERING THE FOLLOWING IN THIS 4 HOUR WORKSHOP:
CULTIVATING YOUR LIFE PURPOSE USING ASTROLOGY
MANIFESTING YOUR DREAM LIFE & YEAR W/ LIFE VISIONING
HOW TO BRAND YOURSELF & PUT YOURSELF OUT INTO THE UNIVERSE
MONEY, POWER & EMPOWERING HABITS
MEDITATING, CREATING A MYSTICAL COMMUNITY + MORE
**The most powerful part is that all of the women who join me in this Live Workshop Experience will have 2 months Free Access to my POWER BABE MASTERMIND GROUP.
This is going to be a Mystical Mastermind Group where we come together, workshop ideas, get support & get inspired from likeminded, loving, go-getter, spiritual bad-ass babes. So basically the perfect 2-month follow up energy to this powerful 4 hour workshop!
The POWER BABE MASTERMIND GROUP will be a private-instagram group where I go Live with you once a month with a guided lecture & meditation, I will also have other bad-ass, insightful women coming to speak every other month, exclusively to this Mastermind Group!
THE POWER BABE MASTERMIND GROUP WILL INCLUDE:
How to up-level your life & make your spiritual passion your livelihood
Support from other amazing, empowering, Spiritual Babes & Entrepreneurs
Inspiration, insight & guidance from myself & our speakers
Ever feel like you have a question, like hey, what should I do here? or, I am really stuck on this one thing, etc. etc. Here we can show up, empower & inspire one another.
Only 30 Spaces Available for the Workshop! Reserve your space here:
Anna - my Aries babe. I started working out with her last summer, i've legitimately SHIFTED MY ENTIRE BODY, simply by utilizing her method (The Alati Method). I wrote a powerful blog post on the extreme spiritual empowerment that exists When You are in Your Best Possible Physical Health & Wellbeing
In this Power Babe Interview:
+Anna shares her story & journey into Wellness
+I almost choke on some water when she talks about getting food poisoning on her sexy Balinese vacay with her ex-boyfriend (whilst doing a Yoga Teacher Training...)
+The Synchronicity of How the perfect people come into your life, The Universe sends you the most undeniable signs!
+How Anna guides her clients to their Best Self x Best Body
+Utilizing crystals & breath-work in her Pilates Fusion Workout Class: The Alati Method - which happens every Weds. & Friday at Open Eye Crystals on Pico Blvd.
+Why Astrology is Important - how Wellness is a Holistic Picture (inner & outer)
If you don't live in Los Angeles - do Anna's workouts from anywhere here: http://www.annaalati.com/fitness
THIS POWER HOUSE. It was such a true honor to get to interview Justine Marjan, she is a celebrity hairstylist with clients to the likes of the Kardashians & Olivia Culpo. Justine found me via the 'gram and as a fellow lover of Tarot & Astrology, we instantly bonded.
This interview is lovely & inspiring, as Justine explains her story of FOLLOWING HER HEART despite challenge & inconvenience, how she has pushed herself to be her #bestself, build a burgeoning career as a major hair artist in LA (a highly competitive field) & the space that her Sun in Sagittarius / Moon in Cancer played a MAJOR ROLE in building her blossoming empire.*
*(please don't miss where she tells the most MAGICAL story about how she chanted a particular mantra for a year and then...her career legit started to BLOW UP)
Be prepared to follow in love with her warm honey like energy, beautiful voice & INSPIRING WORDS.
And in typical Sagittarius style ;) Justine turns the table towards the end of the interview & asks ME a bit about my story & journey following MY HEART.
be sure to follow this angel babe - https://www.instagram.com/justinemarjan/
My interview with Amber Lee-Lyons (@thechakragirlco) was honestly a little too much fun - we talked about mystical sh*t & she made me laugh way too much. It is such a big breath of fresh air to get to express myself freely & be received by such a wonderful woman / girl boss.
In this Episode we Discuss (as quoted on www.thechakragirlco.com)
+ How to take advantage of the mystic times we live in
+ The importance of heart chakra love
+ How to be grounded and woo-woo
+ Healing yourself with tarot, astrological bliss and meditation
Amber also asked me some amazing questions about embracing the power of authenticity especially when it comes to building your own brand identity & putting yourself out there in the Universe.
Listen to the Full Podcast Here: http://bit.ly/ChakraGirlRadio
Biggest thank you again to Amber & her Team for having me!
This was such a powerful Podcast for me. Biggest thank you to the babes of Control Live Forever for having me. This felt like one of my most clear shares in terms of my perspective on all things Tarot, Astrology, Crystals, etc. and how and why I got into the Mystical & how it's so powerfully impacted & changed my life.
Tkay & Lyndsay also asked some of my beauty & nutrition secrets, so stay tuned for that at the end!
Listen to the Podcast Here: https://controlforever.com/watch/natalia-talks-tarot-cards-crystals-mercury-retrograde-and-much-more/
"Astrologist Natalia Benson sits down with TKay and Lyndsay to discuss the meaning of tarot cards, the hype behind mercury retrograde, the power of crystals, how she got into astrology and more. Enjoy the good vibes she exudes from your speakers."
-- Control Live Forever Podcast, with Lyndsay & Tkay
I am so deeply interested and fascinated by other people (perhaps because of my Moon in Sagittarius!). I am especially inspired by women who have created themselves not just from the expectation of how women “should” be, but from a deeper call in their own being to become & create, who they truly are.
This series will feature women in Los Angeles (and beyond!) sharing their unique wisdom and the story of how they became who they are.
My first interview is with one of my favorite people & deepest mystical inspirations. Maja D’Auost is a practicing Witch, Astrologer, Tarot Reader, Lecturer, and Oracle with a Masters Degree in Transformational Psychology. She has a public educational Non-Profit called Well Wishers that teaches wellness & esoteric sciences.
I found out about Maja when I was about 22 and just at the beginning of my spiritual and healing journey.
In this interview, Maja and I discuss everything from Divination to Psychedelics, Religion, how to work with the Tarot & Feminism as well as parts of her story on how she came to be totally herself.
This interview is chalk full of powerful information and wisdom from Maja.
Her website is below and I HIGHLY recommend booking a Tarot or Astrology Session with her (she is one of the readers I go to when I need a reader!): http://www.witchofthedawn.com
You guys! I am SO excited about this content series! I will let it speak for itself but here's a little something I wrote about it for my YouTube Channel:
#TarotTalk is a quick interview meets Tarot Reading series guided by Los Angeles based Astrologer, Mystic & Wellness Influencer, Natalia Benson.
Each Episode will feature unique guests from across the spectrum of dope things people do here in LA, they’ll get a moment to talk about what they’re up to, have a conversation with Natalia & then get their Tarot cards read. (I also go through their Zodiac Sign & how it ties to what they do!) Be prepared to be inspired & also, learn a thing or two about the so-called mysterious art that is the Tarot!
My first guest is the amazing Laurasia Mattingly. I had the honor of meeting Laurasia "randomly" a night I actually ventured out in LA at an electronic music party called Space Yacht. She and I bonded quickly, having a really deep & beautiful convo definitely not so characteristic of the normal banter heard at a loud crazy event... We stayed in touch the way everyone stays in touch these days: Instagram.
It's been incredible watching Laurasia's evolution. She is now a full time teacher at the Den Meditation Center in LA and a beautiful inspiration for all things Zen, Centering in a down-to-Earth manner. I'll let her & her reading do the talking.
Keep up with Laurasia on her Instagram
& make sure to catch one of her classes at The Den!: @_laurasia
In this Episode We Explore:
- Why our Wounds are apart of our Life Path & apart of our Service to others
- Empaths: What we are Sensitive & Why Empathy is important for the world we're in now
- Vulnerability as Strength
- Addiction as misused energy & misplaced emotional energy
- How-To love our Sensitivity & see it as a Superpower
- Why it's Vital for Women to be in touch with their Sensitivity
- The Intuition's Voice Vs. The Ego's Voice
- The Power of Female Intuition - how to choose relationships, jobs, etc. from this Power Place
First off, I want to clear something up. Anyone, and I repeat, ANYONE, can be a mystic. This is a self-given title that I have fun utilizing because I so truly love the mystical components of the life journey. If you choose to study the deeper workings of the Universe and utilize the wisdom to help yourself become the most authentic and loving version of yourself, then, in my opinion, you are a Mystic. Even better if you utilize those tools to help others be the best version of themselves.
I am passionate about this part of life because the Mystical saved my life.
(*I want to share part of my old story with you here, and I hope that my expression of this old leg of my journey can assist you or someone you love move through addiction or depression of any kind.*)
A few years ago I was in a session with my old therapist, and I was having what could be considered a pretty massive breakthrough. I walked through my past with her: addictions of all kinds, workaholism, perfectionism, the most unhealthy relationship to my body and to life itself. I burst into tears when I remembered my turning point, of finally answering the call inside of me to get healthy and get aligned with my Spirit. This was the first moment I realized why I was so obsessed with mystical sh*t, because basically, it kept me alive and kicking on Planet Earth, instead of vacating, aka, exiting, checking out, or dying.
When I was 19 I started reading spiritual books and began to study art in college. I shifted away from my Marketing / Political Science degree and surrendered into my creativity and personal relationship with myself. It was some of the darkest years I remember because so much got dislodged from my subconscious and I had to face all of it, alone, living in California away from my family. And I was wayyyy too scared to ask for any kind of help (NOT a good idea, ever everyone!). The intensity of the emotions and the constant sadness gave way to addiction, and truthfully, after a year of disrespecting my Being on every level, I had a crazy thing happen one night that looking back on it changed my life forever and started me on my path with the Mystical.
Since I was young, I'd always had a crazy connection to horses. My family moved to an equestrian neighborhood in Arizona and I began horse riding lessons immediately. I was a really happy kid until about age 8 when I started to get extremely self-conscious. Horseback riding and being in the desert with those sacred creatures was medicinal for me. It still is.
So fast forward many years- I found myself on a bender with my then LA party crew, nearly having heart palpitations from doing some really bad cocaine. We somehow ended up at a friends horse stable (don’t even ask, b/c if you’ve partied before you know how those nights can go...) and there I was walking around, searching for water, dying inside.
But I wasn’t physically dying from what I could feel, I was dying spiritually. I was exhausted and completely lost. And in that state of high, I realized how sick I was, not physically, but mentally, emotionally and most importantly, spiritually.
I truly hit rock bottom right there. And before I did, I stood before a stable (still in search of water), where the most majestic black horse stood. It looked back at me, caught my gaze, and whether it was the drugs or me, I literally heard something in me ask the question,
“What are you doing with your life?”
I felt embarrassed and small in the presence of Mother Nature and I knew that I had to change fast or I was going to ruin my life.
Why share all of this? Well number 1, it is EXTREMELY vulnerable for me to share this story, not only to risk sounding slightly insane but also because, no one really knows about that chapter of my life. But what I learned most of all from that faited chapter is this: ALL WAYS OF DARKNESS LEADS US BACK TO THE LIGHT.
The next morning when I woke up, I first chose to forgive myself for everything I had been putting myself through and I decided to make a massive change. I won’t go through the last 8 years with you, but I will say that that day, was truly the first day of my journey with the mystical and coming home into the beauty of Myself.
The mystical to me is having a deeper relationship with life and finding our self-worth and power from within. We are raised to think that everything and everyone outside of us define our value. We have been conditioned to that idea since we were very young.
For me, journeying into the mystical gave me an anchor to explore life on my own terms. It gave me tools to begin to define myself and most importantly, to enjoy my time alone with myself.
If we want to find our purpose, we have to know how to be alone. We have to know how to sustain from the inside out to truly be powerful and effective with life.
I share this story in hopes that it can assist, especially anyone going through darkness of their own.
Again, all ways of darkness leads us back to the light and life is full of beauty and magic. I never thought I would be someone who could actually say that.
Tarot. Most definitely my favorite subject matter... it was a huge honor to get to sit down with one of my best friends and her partner in crime Jenna, for the Mother Love Future Show Podcast. I always appreciate a space to dispel some of the nonsensical or imbalanced notions around such a sacred and truly helpful medium. Whether you are all for Tarot, or not, I hope you'll give the Podcast a listen and see what you can take from it :)