What a year 2018 has been not just for me but for many. It has been a year of challenges, changes and letting go. Not just for me but I have seen it reflected in my clients as well. A year to let go of things that no longer serve us, facing our fears and pushing through them as we grow spiritually.
The beginning of this year saw many changes for me and the store. Retail wise, everything dropped off that the store got very quiet. It was a tough time for us and I had to make some major decisions that I didn't want to make. I struggled for a few months, both financially with the store and emotionally as I didn't want to let go of what I had created. I almost felt at times that I was a failure and I went into a depression for a time.
I remembered when I first opened in uptown Saint John, about a year after I opened, my guides told me I would be moving home. At the time I didn't see it but 3 years later, I moved into a location in St. George. I thought that was the move that they wanted me to make and I just needed to keep going.
Things were good for about 1 1/2 years before everything dropped off. I realized, through my emotion that I needed to make changes again, which I struggled with considerably. In June of 2018, I made a decision to move home to our property where myself and my husband owned 10 acres, trying to lower my costs and keep things going. The move saw many changes for me and the store as being off the beaten path paid its toll. My client base was still steady but the store dropped off considerably more.
In November, after much consideration, I realized it was time to let the store go and to focus more on my client base. Again, a very tough decision to make. I loved running my store and helping others. I began to realize that the work I did was about helping and healing and as with all things, I had to be open to making changes in my life both personally and professionally. For 6 1/2 years, it was all about the store and I had found that I didn't have much of a life outside of that existence. It was time to begin to take back some of my life as well and I decided at the end of this year, it was time to close the doors to the retail space permanently. It was time to put my energy into my services to continue to work with people.
My guides had always spoke to me about becoming a teacher and helping others. With that in mind, Celestial Treasures will officially close at the end of December. I will move my remaining products that I have online for purchase. It is my intention to continue to sell crystals, essential oils and create aromatherapy products for my clients. The product I have in the store will be open to my clients but I will not restock certain items as I sell out (I will open for those who are interested in the few products lines I plan to continue by appointment or giving me a call). I will work at formulating more aromatherapy products, teaching and train (this is where my membership and mentorship program will begin), working with clients and begin some further training as a Naturopath.
It has been a year of change and a lot of emotion. I finally made the decision for change.
Although I don't know where 2019 will take me, I am finally at peace with the decisions that I had to make. I understand that unless things had changed with my business, I would never had changed. Sometimes a hardship can be a doorway to something better and that is what I am focusing on moving into 2019. Everything was bringing me into a new beginning. Achieving my Naturopath membership now allows me to provide receipts to my clients that can be redeemed against most extended health programs.
So.... 2019 will bring the development of a metaphysical membership program, the creation of an online mentorship program, getting my remaining products and new aromatherapy blends online, moving the whole creation more to an online perspective. It will see me focus on my branding as a "Psychic Naturopath" and continue my training with a Naturopath certification program I've had my eye on for 2 years.