Tamara Zenobia is a vocal sound healer and energy alchemist for her business Butterfly Jazz Intuitive Arts. She offers psychic consulting, Kundalini and Yin Restorative Yoga classes, movement therapy, and is a performing artist. Other skills she has learned and incorporates into her profession include writing, art, and music.
Dreams really do come true
It’s not every day that someone’s dream comes to life. For Zenobia, her dream really did come true. When she was living abroad, one night while sleeping she had a dream that a group of beings, either angels or spirit guides, approached her. They showed her how to do sound healings with her voice. This dream had guided her to start this unique business idea in 2009.
The name Butterfly Jazz Intuitive Arts came in a series. First it was Butterfly Jazz, which was the theme of her business, but then it came to be Butterfly Jazz Intuitive Arts.
Ever since she was a child, Zenobia has wanted to be a business owner. But it wasn’t until the dream she had that inspired her to start this business.
The financial burden
Currently Zenobia is working on getting a studio in Alaska. One of her biggest problems right now has been money.
“I have all the ideas, I have all the creativity,” Zenobia said. “I produced four albums, I have written eight books, some of them are journals some are guides, but eight in total. Two of them are on the way and one of them is a book. So there will be ten in total. I have done all of that within the first few months of the year, and I did that with no money.”
Because she doesn’t have access to recording studios, she records her tracks wherever she has the space and privacy to do so.
“I’m doing so many things,” Zenobia said. “Money doesn’t stop me from doing what I want to do, but I could do so much more.”
With being more financially stable, she would get the marketing and advertising she needs to reach a broader audience. She also hopes to get better tools to make the things she is producing.
Zenobia’s plan is to have her own studio in Alaska where she would produce artwork, music, classes, and art shows. Anchorage Alaska she describes is a small town where there are lots of artists. Zenobia would love to one day host other artists and have book talks.
She's hoping majority of her income will come from her online sales. With consistent money from online sales, she wouldn’t have to worry about what is happening with her brick and mortar. Ideally, she would like the financial opportunity to own her brick and mortar outright so she could pay bills.
“If a miracle was to happen and I was able to buy this building, then I would never have to worry about paying my rent or worrying about getting rented out,” Zenobia said. “And my online business would make sure that I have the money I need to fund to bring in tools, materials, and any other people.”
Believe in yourself
It is challenging to start a business when nobody believes in you and when things are coming against you.
“[Business Impact NW] I know that they’re there,” Zenobia said. “I know they’re a resource so they are providing things for education and things like that.”
Zenobia expressed that there needs to be more faith and opportunities for businesses that are different like hers. Businesses that consist of ideas and services that people might not expect or understand right away.
“There’s going to be tons and tons of more people like me doing things that I’m doing,” Zenobia said. “We need creative funding for people who are doing things that are not in the normal scope.”
Something Zenobia has learned over the years of developing her business is the importance of reevaluating your business plans. Be sure to ask yourself, what am I doing wrong? What am I doing right? And how can I make it better?
“It’s hard, but when you know that you’re doing something you want to do, you just don’t give up on it,” Zenobia said.
If you are interested in looking at Zenobia’s website, she is offering 50% off a psychic consultation and divination. You just have to use the code BLKFRI22 on her website. The discount will be available until the end of November. A new promotion will begin at the beginning of the year that will last a month.
About the author
Crystal Barnes is a senior at Western Washington University, majoring in Public Relations Journalism. She enjoys dogs, sketching, and being outdoors. Crystal is devoted to writing about people's passions and interest and hopes that her writing inspires others along the way as it does for her.