Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgan Garza.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Morgan. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My spiritual and career path began by surviving a terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, in 2008 when I was 22. I was working in fashion at the time and I was with my boss and coworkers sampling the spring line and planning for the following fall. The full story is on my blog for a deeper dive.
I was struck with crippling PTSD and survivor’s guilt and didn’t know where to turn. I went to talk therapy, had acupuncture, massages, astrology readings, tarot readings, you name it. It wasn’t until I tried reiki that the universe cracked open, my heart began to heal, my anxiety began to dissipate, and my curiosity peaked as to how it all worked. Reiki was the gateway to not only my healing but to my investigation into the spiritual world, energy, manifestation, and living a life more in alignment. Everything changed for me after India and I slowly began deprogramming my heart and mind. I unraveled my past and decisions I’d made in my early 20s, discovering that I had always been deeply spiritual but just hadn’t given it a name.
When I was able to function again, life certainly didn’t return to normal. I finally acknowledged the burning desire within to life a more spiritually aligned life and take control of things I previously thought I didn’t, and couldn’t, have any control over.
This exploration and devotion to my personal path lead me to travel the world and begin writing. I’m a writer by trade, but that has blossomed into helping other entrepreneurs discover their hidden superpowers and market them to the world. Marketing and branding are passions of mine. I believe that within everyone is a desire to serve and help, and when that is aligned with passion and purpose, the keys to the city are handed over and everything starts to flow. And when you have killer branding and a bangin’ marketing strategy, there are no limits.
I cofounded Spirit Guides Magazine in 2017, cohosted Spirit Guides Radio, and developed The Cosmic Collective, a membership community for spiritual development. Starting my own company from scratch with a business partner was the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life to date. I’ve since left the company to march to the beat of my own drum and focus on helping spiritual entrepreneurs make their dreams come true. That, and womb healing paired with herbal alchemy. I am a witch.
I host international retreats, lead virtual summits, gather in sacred circle. Lead and create courses, podcasts, speak, lead workshops and teach, and am a published author. My first book, Soul Magic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Mystics (Macmillan), is available for pre-order and ships in August 2020. I am fully embodying the divine feminine and inspiring other spiritual entrepreneurs to take the leap and devote themselves to their dreams and their purpose.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Life is never a smooth road, but I have developed great shocks that help me weather the storm, survive the potholes (aka black holes), and appreciate the bumps in the road. I wouldn’t be who I am today without my struggles. I believe that when we are faced with darkness that the universe is actually illuminating something that is no longer working. Forcing things to happen is a sure-fire way to conjure a shit storm. Flow, grace, ease, and acceptance of the challenges and struggles is the key to thriving. I’ve struggled with PTSD and anxiety, struggled with my previous business partner, struggled with my own self-worth, and struggled with finding my purpose. But what’s gotten me through all of that is my immense trust in myself that everything will always work out for the best for me. Whether I win or learn, it’s all going to push me past limits and help me become my best, most badass self. If you meet someone who says they haven’t struggled in life, walk away immediately. Struggle, pressure, and grit are what make the brightest souls shine.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I never thought I was someone who would have a personal brand, especially when I was building and representing a brand that I created—Spirit Guides Magazine. But now that I’m out on my own, creating my own beat, I can’t imagine doing it any other way from here on out. I am proud of so many things, so many victories and so many material accomplishments. My community I’ve built, my first book, the live and virtual events I’ve hosted, and the way I just go for it, whether I’m ready or not. And chances are I’m not ready.
Even with all that I’ve done, I’m most proud of how I show up and how I charge forward regardless of fear and uncertainty. I am a Taurus and I’ve always been someone who knows exactly what I want. I am so proud of my clear intention, inspired action, and conscious creation.
I am known for bringing people together and creating a community. Beyond my writing, marketing, and branding that I do for myself and my clients, I am always drawn to community. Currently, I am coordinating and hosting a free virtual summit called Inner Alchemy. Forging gold through COVID-19 quarantine and the downturn of the economy has helped me reconnect with what really matters, and that’s helping people and building a community. I want to build a place where I want to hang out and learn something that I would invest in if it weren’t mind. Magic is created when we gather and I am happy to be the cosmic glue that makes that happen. I am a wild, ravenous soul who laughs loudly, love madly, and always gives the best hug. Love is my specialty.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing. I believe that everything happens in the right time, in the right way. I truly have zero regrets, even about leaving my own company. I saw things when I was ready to see them and equipped to deal with it.
I do, however, wish I had started working with my business mentor in year one of Spirit Guides Magazine. I didn’t connect with my mentor until about six months before I left, and it would have been great to have laid some more of the foundation of what we’ve come to do together much earlier. That, and taken more business development courses early on. I ended learning from real-world experience, but there’s some aspects that would have been super helpful to have earlier on.
- Website: https://morgangarza.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mogarz/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/morgan.garza
- Other: https://www.linkedin.com/in/morgangarza/