Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalie Anise Phillips.
Hi Natalie Anise, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Since I could remember, I have always had a deep love for acting and an intense calling to the mysteries in this life.
I have been performing on the stage since the age of 12, attending the Cleveland School of the Performing Arts where I was rigorously trained in theatre while having many opportunities to perform in historical Theatres. My impact in the Cleveland and Philadelphia Communities as an artist, educator and organizer. In Cleveland, I served as the Vice President of the Mayor Frank Jackson youth council. As well as being a Teaching Artist, offering the healing arts as a tool for inner city youth.
In Philadelphia, I had the opportunity to serve as the Literacy Specialist and Program Assistant for Building Bridges with Books with The Free Library Foundation from there, I transitioned into the role as Drama Coordinator for a non-profit high-quality after-school activities and resources to empower youth and strengthen communities. In both roles, I created K-3rd specific literacy enriched drama programs, organized and planned events.
As a highly sensitive child, I was acutely aware that there was more to life than what we experienced with the physical eye. At age 16, I studied under an ordained priestess and a metaphysics genius which created a space for me to harmonize my gifts. 12 years later, I have since been attuned in Reiki Level 1 & 2 from a Reiki Master and was mentored by consulting astrologer and educator. As a spiritual practitioner, my approach is holistic and her medicine is in being a mirror, sending you back to yourself.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
If only life came with the promise of smooth road, for me I am much more focused on my ability to maintain inner peace in the midst of all the things outside of my control which is often the root of our obstacles.
With that being said, a reoccurring struggle I have been challenged with is honoring the unique individual path I am on. It’s easy to look to someone else grass and see it greener than your own. For so long in my life, I’ve questioned why the ‘traditional’ route did not resonate with me, it seemed to be working well for everyone else but as much as I tried, it felt like I was hitting a brick wall. When in truth, it did not resonate because while there is nothing new under the sun, there are new ways of doing things and I believe I am here to do things my way, a rebel of sorts and that means creating a new path which does not come with a manual.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a multi-passionate creative, trained in acting and spiritually gifted. My focus is Storytelling centered around personal development, healing, and spiritual enlightenment through methods of visuals, writings, and artistic initiation. I turn pain into gold, bring truth to the light, my two visual poetry films ‘Carry Me To The Water’ and ‘The Return Home’ highlight my alchemizing process. My range of theatre skills & techniques includes devise theatre, Meisner, directing, and writing with experience in Fitzmaurice Voicework and The Grotowski Method.
I am immensely proud of my work as a community organizer & event planner with a focus on providing inner city neighborhoods with creative outlets and life resources. I have been able to take part of and create: free book fairs, community days, family nights. I am a Certified Energy Healer (Reiki level 2), Intuitive Astrologer and practicing Herbalist, I am most excited to tend to this garden of gifts and offer healing as harvest.
If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
I made my entrance into this world very dramatically, as my mother recalls it. I have always the spirit of dramatics, I was the child that much rather create a play than playing video games. I knew what I wanted and did all that I could to get it, a very ambitious dreamer.
- Reiki Session | $88 | This is a hour long session with a full healing to the seven in body chakras along with intuitive messages/symbols/animal spirits that come up.
- Chakra Prescription | $35 | This is an intuitive reading of the chakra that is calling for nurturing. It is a document.
- Astro Reiki Session | $111 | I approach natal charts with a holistic lens, I use a unique combination of intuitive astrology and reiki cultivated to assist in: identifying energetic blockages, creating boundaries, empowering strengths, developing tools of personal power, and curating a healthy lifestyle habits catered for you. This consultation is a collaborative effort, meaning your participation is required. My medicine is a mirror, sending you back to yourself.
- Website: https://natalieanise72.wixsite.com/website
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natalie.anise/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLe1IyxxgqjZ5Zm9KZdfOZg
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