Shahida Arabi

“When you are a master manifester of miracles, you are rich before you ever become rich. You are loved before you ever meet the eyes of a sacred lover and soulmate. You live the life you’ve ever dreamed of before you ever truly live it. You experience how the tables turn a million times before fortune finally favors you with a windfall of millions. This is the art of alchemy. This is how miracles manifest.” – Powerful Alchemy “Real love and compassion aren’t about forgiving and forgetting your way through numerous transgressions, violations or betrayals. The most compassionate thing you can do for a toxic person is to hold them accountable for changing their harmful behaviors – and the most compassionate thing you can do for yourself is letting them go if they do not.” — Shahida Arabi, Power

8 Questions with
Shahida Arabi


Where do you draw inspiration from?

For nonfiction pieces, I am inspired by a combination of research, psychological theories, real-life experiences, and the life stories of others. These often give me a “lightbulb” moment on what might help others and what people really want to learn more about or could learn about to benefit their lives. For poetry and fiction, I get inspired by life experiences and enjoy putting a subversive twist on popular themes in fairy tales, mythology, and folklore.


You’re hosting a dinner party this Friday and can invite five people. The catch: These diners can be anyone, dead or alive. You also don’t need to know them IRL. That said, who are you having over?

Tom Felton, Aishwarya Rai, Malala Yousafzai, Oprah, Maya Angelou. I’d add V.C. Andrews too if any of those people were no-shows.


What was the last thing you read that moved you?

“What a strange thing to consider imagining a world into being with nothing but words, intention, and desire.” ― Blake Crouch, Dark Matter


If AIM was still A Thing, what would your away message be?

“Away right now. And remember folks: it’s not worth the jail time. 😜 Meditate instead.”


What would the title of your memoir be?

Powerful Alchemy – because I love exploring how we can transform adversity into power and turn everything into “gold” in a sense.


How would your best friend describe you?

Funny, thoughtful, nerdy, ambitious, determined.


Favorite word, and why?

Savor. I like words that remind us to cherish each experience!


If you could give one piece of advice to everyone in the world, what would you say?

Use the time and energy you would normally spend on toxic people and channel it toward creating your dream life instead. Let whatever you’ve been through fuel your goals and success, so your highest good and the greater good can benefit from every experience. This is powerful alchemy.


Zodiac Big Three:

Sagittarius sun, Leo moon, Scorpio ascending





Current Era:

A hybrid of “Boss Era,” “Soft Life” and “Dark Feminine”

User (Or Not) Of Oxford Comma:

Sometimes. Other times, I am a rebel.

Favorite Emoji:

It’s a solid tie between these three: 😜 😏 🥰

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Shahida Arabi