Hi! I’m Afura Nefertiti Fareed, a Seasonal Alignment Coach, an avid writer, and creator of handcrafted sacred writing tools for your self-development journey. I support fellow magickal creators like you to awaken the part of their intuition that makes it possible to live their Highest Truth in their daily life.
I’m a cat mom of three, an eclectic witch, and feel most at home creating whimsical art!
In my late 20’s, I can honestly say that I’ve found the path of my Highest Calling in life, and am enjoying this delicate dance of giving and receiving with the Universe, one day at a time!
I’m so thankful to be able to spend my days supporting like-minded souls who benefit from the experiences I worked through earlier in my journey.
I’m the CEO of my business, OddSoul Designs, which began as a graphic design service, and has expanded to include everything from bookbinding to Tarot card readings! I live and work from my dream solo apartment in the artsy city of Buffalo, a minute’s walk from the hippiest strip in town (making my Inner Child proud)!
I’ve attracted the most creative and inspiring peers into my life, and am finally in the healthiest, happiest, and most connected place yet!
I actually wake up every day feeling that what I do is in direct alignment with my Highest Truth, and I greet my rewards and challenges alike with gratitude and a childlike sense of curiosity!
I enjoy books, tea, long walks in nature, and 90s witchy TV show reruns, because, hey, why not?
Once upon a time, I was that stereotypical “Jack of All Trades, Master of None,” and found out first hand what it’s like when the “starving artist” thing just isn’t cute anymore…
I wasn’t always this brightly shining magickal beacon of fairy dust and unicorn farts… A few years back, I felt totally out of alignment with my Highest Calling. I began making conscious, healthier choices after my “spiritual awakening” in 2012. But I still lacked direction and had no idea how to be my best self on a daily basis, outside of doing yoga before and after my crappy retail job, and scouring Youtube for the New Age answer to life…
I knew the Universe had something far more meaningful in store for me, but I was floundering in a sea of mundane “obligations,” and New Age spirituality overload!
I believed there was magick in the world, but had no idea how to own my power, and had a really hard time attracting my ideal life into my real world experience. I hated my job and domestic situation, and did not have like-minded friends to help inspire me and encourage me to push through these challenges.
My Magickal Moment of Truth
I found my magick when I hit rock bottom.
One of my biggest limitations was a subconscious belief that life was supposed to be hard for artists and dreamers. I didn’t feel there was a place for my authentic self in the “main-stream” world, so I hid behind a life that didn’t suit me, while trying to figure out who I truly was. In the winter of 2013, I hit a wall.
I was living in a freezing, un-renovated apartment with three incompatible roommates. My three cats and I were sharing a small room with another person, and I did not feel comfortable, welcome, or safe in my home. I stayed in this horrible situation for six months, feeling that I did not have the money, the resources, or the references to obtain a my ideal living situation. After the worst winter of my life, I realized I just couldn’t do it anymore.
A friend had given me a Wiccan spell book earlier that year, and although not everything I’d read in it resonated with me, it did provide a wonderful concept; the idea that I had the power to create positive change in my reality, just by focusing my energy on a specific outcome.
I didn’t have all the exact herbs and stones the book called for, and I didn’t feel connected to the gods and goddesses it referred to, but I took whatever tools I had available and made a simple affirmation to the Universe:
I’m ready to be my best self and create positive change in this world, but I simply cannot do that in this environment. Please give me the resources I need to remove myself from this situation and find a home that is the ideal space for my health and expansion.
From that moment, I shifted to a solution mindset. I began searching for an apartment, and even though the odds were against me, I was able to find the faith in myself and in the Universe to keep looking… And just like magick, I happened upon a cute little apartment where the current owner was in the process of selling the building, so he was happy to rent it to me and my three cats for a year at an amazingly low price! It was at that moment that I realized fully, for the first time that magick was real, and I had the power to change my life!
It was in that cute little apartment that I was able to work through the PTSD I’d developed during the dark night of the soul I’d just emerged from. I it was then that I discovered Shadow Work, Tarot, the Law of Attraction, and the Wheel of the Year, and began to transform my journal into a self-development tool.
I started my graphic design business and began providing heart-centered brands with beautiful imagery for their websites. I finally had the energy, the space, and the courage to begin vending my handmade creations at local craft fares, and for the first time in my life, I began to experience first hand how my many skills and talents were actually valuable in people’s lives! When my life and business outgrew that apartment, I was able to step forward into the world, knowing I had what it took to always manifest whatever I wanted needed for the next chapter!
I finally had the tools I needed to align my everyday life with my core values and highest truth… And I just HAD to share this with the world!
After finding that miracle apartment, it was full speed ahead with my new life and career! I still had many challenges to work through, but I now felt equipped to take responsibility for the direction of my life. Using a unique combination of Law of Attraction, Tarot, journalling, and alignment with the Wheel of the Year, in a very short time, I went from hating my job, home, and place in the world to owning my own magickally creative heart-centered business, and being the best witch I can be every single day!
When I discovered that I could craft beautifully customized diaries, and share my self-development knowledge with others like me, my mind was blown! I began offering my handmade creations in my online shop, and created free courses to share my experience with Tarot and the Wheel of the Year. I’ve since attracted a wonderful tribe of magickal, inspiring people to the GypsyWytch Diaries community. I’m manifesting my wildest dreams more and more with each turn of the great wheel!
And now, its your turn!
What is your true calling in life?
What is holding you back from living your daily life in alignment with your magickal path?
What are your true magickal gifts that will create positive change in your life and in the world?
What action do you need to take to bridge the gap between meditation and manifestation?
What steps do you need to take to awaken your intuition and walk the talk?
When are you going to begin the transformation into the path of your Highest Calling?
If you’re ready to step into your power, awaken your magick, and learn how to align your goals with the natural rhythms of the Universal Clock, you’ve come to the right place! I offer a free 30 minute discovery call where we chat about your goals and how I work with magickal people like you to combine intuition with strategy and find the path of their Highest Calling!