We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Santine and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lisa, how does your business help the community?
I have always felt energy. When the energy of the collective in in a lower vibrational state, it send out signals to all of us.
I have suffered some difficult traumas in my life. It was through the changing of my mindset that I was able to shift and transmute my suffering into something positive. During our isolation moments starting in March, I felt that we needed to change our mindsets.
My purpose here is to remind people that we have the ability to change our situation. I am here to guide the collective towards their own empowerment.
I am a believer that if you do anything with passion and love, it will not only inspire others, it will make the world a more beautiful place. This is how my business helps the community and the world.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am an architect, an interior designer, an artist. I am also an empath, an intuitive, an astrologer, a tarot card reader, a crystal collector, and most importantly, a believer that if you do anything with passion and love, it will not only inspire others, but it will help make the world a more beautiful place.
I have worked in Architecture and Interior Design for my entire adulthood. I have designed residences that have won awards and have been in several publications. I have an Architectural Firm called Welch Design Studio, as well as a separate Interior Design firm called Welch Design Studio Interiors.
In March 2020, like most of Los Angeles I received word that many businesses were asked to start working remotely. I sent my amazing Architecture and Interior Design employees home, and we did what we can to start working remotely. In Architecture and Interior Design, we make decisions as a team. We are very much a studio, and I thrive off of this energy. Many of my projects had to go on hold.
Well, this is when I decided to pursue a long-cherished dream.
When I was a little girl, My dad used to take my brothers and myself to a local bookstore every Sunday after church. This is when my brothers would get their comic books, my Father would get his International newspapers, and I used to sneak in the ‘New Age’ section in the way way back. I would get lost in the Astrology and Tarot books. I read about palmistry and numerology, mystical studies and Spirituality. This was my little secret and I couldn’t wait to sit on the floor where nobody would see me and read for hours.
After many years of developing my skills in Astrology and Tarot, I finally decided to reveal this part of myself to the world.
It was my desire to CREATE during the difficult times that really brought me back to life. I decided to start to draw and produce my tarot cards. At the same time, I launched a website and started to develop a podcast. I worked day and night and manifested my tarot deck called the Destiny Deck, and placed it on a crowdfunding site with the dream that I will create my passion project and bring it to reality. I have recently launched my next deck called the Lucine Tarot which has two editions. I have been pre-selling this deck to over 50 countries
To my disbelief, I have slowly started to gain a following, I believe we are all here to serve a purpose, and I have found mine. It didn’t come easy to me. After a series of very significant life-altering events that started in August of 2017, I grew stronger and stronger in my own spiritual practice. And this leads me to the exact place I am right now.
It has taken me several years to bring everything to fruition and introduce the world to my connection with the spiritual world. And this is the perfect time to do it!
Along with launching my website lisasantine.com, creating my first and second tarot deck, I have also just written my first book, called the Tarot Treasury, which combines Astrology, Tarot, Numerology as a way of studying the mystical art of Tarot.
I am so excited to share my passion with the world.
My goal is to empower all humans through my coaching and my teachings. Through my work, I spread love, joy and truth throughout the world. We are powerful in who we are when we are guided by our truth and love. And together, we can create the life we were incarnated to live.
Lisa Santine, LLC is a conscious business. It is a passion business. It is the manifestation of my life purpose. This is where I help beautiful souls work towards finding their life purpose, as well as, once they understand their purpose, continuously working on it. I do coaching, I offer readings through tarot, astrology, or spiritual consultations and coaching. I have created products that aid in self-discovery that also guide people to tap into their own intuitive abilities. I have a connection with each and everybody who reaches out to me.
I am most proud of the connections I have made. And when someone comes back to me and tells me that their session with me resonated, or they felt more positive after reaching out to me…then I have done my job. I am also proud that my company is just a baby, yet I have reached thousands of people in over 50 countries. I am so grateful for this.
What sets me apart is probably what set many people apart. It is about the connections. It’s about living every single day with a purpose. It’s about shining the light and showing that every single human on this planet has a purpose. With regards to the connections, for me a reading or a coaching session is not about only that moment. It is about the moments after the reading and after we connect. I love when my clients stay in touch with me. I will cheer them on, I will help support them in their endeavors and discoveries, and I will do my best to empower anybody to reach their highest potential. I am always encouraging people to start anywhere, to conquer their fears, and to know that we have this moment to shine our light…so let’s do it. Growing up I had so many of my own fears to work through. I am still working on many of those. It is a constant work in progress. But once we know this and get to the other side of those fears, the universe will support our even our craziest ideas. As long as they are aligned with our purpose.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory as a child was singing and dancing with my family. My favorite memories revolves around the concept of creation. It is through the process of creation that we not only connect with our highest wisdom, we also connect to souls outside of ourselves, near and far.
My dad was a musician, an art historian and a dentist. My mom is an artist. I have two amazing brothers, and together we would form trios and my mom and dad would sing and dance as we played music. We also went to many art museums and art galleries together. I met people from all walks of life. It was a very beautiful, eclectic, artistic, creative and interesting childhood. And it was full of love.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting me, I would take them to my favorite places. We would wake up and walk to my favorite cafe, called The source. It is a block away from my home. We would grab a cup of their amazing coffee to go and walk along the Strand in Manhattan Beach. After out lovely walk, we would go for a drive. One of my places I like to visit is called the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. I love to visit this is a Sprawling Buddhist Temple that is nestled on a hill. 15 acres of beautiful gardens, traditional style buildings, as well as a museum and a cafeteria. The mission of this temple is to remind to being peace and mindfulness to our life.
After we walk around the grounds, and purchase some Mala beads from the store, we would hop on the freeway and drive over to the Broad Museum. This is one of my other favorite havens. I can spend hours there.
After the broad, we would walk over to the Grand Central Market, walk around and visit the various food stands, support a local artisan by purchasing a handmade bracelet, and then we would enjoy a bowl of vegetarian noodles.
We would then walk over to the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels by Rafael Moneo. This is a beautiful building that is both a public space, and a private sanctuary. The architect designed this building to reflect the diversity of all people. I love to visit this place and sit in a pew. I am mesmerized by the large alabaster windows that wash the interior with diffused light. a peaceful moment.
Once we reconnect with our selves, we would go over to The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles.
Here we would start at the top, in the shops. I love looking at the unique art and objects to purchase.
We would make our way to the esoteric section. I can get lost in the books here. Once we make our selections, we would go to the rare books section, where I often find the most unique art, architecture, design, and Esoteric books. I have had some great finds in this section. We would make our purchases, and then head over to a comfy sofa and look over our purchases.
Assuming it is now evening, I would suggest dinner at one of my favorite restaurants (among so many) Perch. Dinner would be outside near the large fireplace, while listening to some amazing soulful singers. After dinner, we would walk up the steps to the roof top and enjoy the luminous view of Los Angeles.
This would be just one of our adventures during a friend’s visit. I have so many more
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband, Marc Welch, who is an incredible Architect and Playing Card Designer. He inspires me to be my best self. He is an out of the box thinker. He is the most talented person I know. He is a humanitarian and a business entrepreneur at the same time. He leads with his heart and his mind simultaneously. An incredible human.