Intuition & Spiritual Community: An Interview with the Founders of Spirit Guides Magazine
By Ashley Leavy
Welcome! I'm Ashley Leavy and I'm super excited today because I'm here with Arizona Bell and Morgan Garza of the Spirit Guide's Magazine, chatting about spiritual community. I love, love, love this site. You guys, if you don't know Arizona and Morgan, I invite you to be charmed and endeared by their amazing Instagram, and their amazing website. So welcome to both of you and thank you so much for being here. Arizona Bell: Thank you, Ashley for having us. Morgan: Yeah, thank you. We're super excited. Could you start by maybe diving in and telling us a little bit about your background and yourselves. How you got started working together and the beautiful things that you've dreamed up together and created? Arizona: All right, Morgan's pointing to me. This is Arizona Bell so I will take it away. Wow, so Morgan and I have known each other since like middle school. We were in the same grade though and we graduated high school and went our separate ways. We weren't close in middle school but we knew each other then. I was actually friends of her sister. Fast forward, many years after high school and our late 20's and we noticed each other from social media doing very similar things and into all of the spiritual things and traveling and a free spirit lifestyle. So we reconnected together that way. And how we came to do Spirit Guide's Magazine and everything that has followed since was basically, I had the idea just the name popped in my head, Spirit Guide's Magazine, new maps for old souls. As we just talked about briefly before we got on, I have a lot of ideas, like that's what happens in my brain. So I didn't think anything of it but some ideas aren't meant for us and some are and that one just wouldn't go away. So for literally 5 years before Morgan and I and got together and did this project, it was just in my brain floating around. Spirit Guide's magazine, new maps for old souls. Then my mom passed away four years ago and I was like, "Life's too short, I'm gonna do what I wanna do. I'm done working for corporations I don't care about and making the big bucks." You know how it goes, I'm sure. So I called up Morgan and I was like, "There's nobody I would rather do this project with and it's an idea that wouldn't go away, do you want it?" Do you want in?" She was like, "Hell yeah." So she came up to Sedona Arizona where I was living and stayed in the witched wagon we called it, my RV. We launched this digital magazine for spirituality and from there, it's just all been a wild ride, right Morgan?. Morgan: And the rest is history and as many things that are born, this was kind of born in the depths of a little bit of shadows situation for both of us. I had just left a relationship. Arizona was kind of flexing between where she wanted to be and so we really just dove all into Spirit Guides and gave it, gave everything we had. Then life goes in different directions after that. Arizona is in Spain now and I'm in Denver but we're still doing the damn thing. Isn't it amazing how sometimes out of those big, deep, crazy life situations, they really turned into a catalyst for us to grow and create, and heard something new and reinvent things and pull on old ideas. I love. Arizona, that this was something for you that was floating around there for so long. I think what you said is something that I want everyone to pay really close attention to. It's an idea that wouldn't go away like all had those things in our lives. I feel that's one of those things when you have that kind of persistent presence of one of those ideas or draws or something that you're feeling really called to. That's one of those things you almost know as part of your soul path. You absolutely would write that sometimes life is too short to ignore those things that we're truly called to do and to keep going about our daily grind when it's not making us happy. So congrats the both of you for totally making a go with this and putting your full energ...