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Staff Pick: Tarot Decks

Staff Pick: Tarot Decks

We are now carrying tarot decks! With all sorts of themes and styles, it was about time we showed them off. The decks are 15% off staring today, and the sale ends on June 13th. Come in and ask us about our cards!

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Ferndale candle boutique comes out of the basement.

Ferndale candle boutique comes out of the basement.

Contact: April Brown / Candle Wick Shoppe FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phone: 248-547-2987 Fax 248-546-8480

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Ferndale candle boutique comes out of the basement.

 

Jacki Smith,  Patty Shaw and Phoenix move their garden level store, the Candle Wick Shoppe formally at 195 W 9 Mile to street level and do it with a nod to the good old days. 175 W 9 Mile is a grand old space that had been sorely abused and neglected. The sisters are returning her to her glory while bringing her into the 21st century.

 

The owners say the whole point of the Candle Wick Shoppe is about the experience. “We want our customers to have fun, be surprised and leave our store feeling better than when they came in. We put a penny in a jar every time someone gasps when they open the front door.”

 

At the Candle Wick Shoppe there is something for everyone. Jacki and Patty consider their place a destination gift store you don’t have to go out of your way for. Now here’s the twist that keeps their patrons interest peeked and calling this the store of experiences. The tin ceiling, floor to ceiling shelves with a rolling ladder and hardwood floors screamed apothecary to the entire Candle Wick Shoppe in a pre-planning meeting. When the dust finally clears patrons will be welcomed by dark chocolate brown wood floors, teal and rumba orange walls and lots of copper accents. Jacki and Patty’s passion for helping people enrich their lives will be carried through with the products and services found here. Truly and eclectic adventure awaits for all.

 

This magical store boasts it has a remedy for what ails your soul. If you need a good laugh, you’ll find it here. If you need stress relief, you’ll get it here. Whether you shimmy up to the Mojo bar or book some time in the reiki room the personal attention provided is sure to turn your frown upside-down.

 

Thanks to their knowledgeable managers April and Dawn and their wonderfully fun staff, Breanna, Emily and Shannon and the talented Reiki team, David, Margaret, Natalie, Mitzi and Greta; Jacki and Patty feel confident their vision is in good hands.

 

A grand opening on June 11, 2015 will be complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12 noon. City officials will be there to help Candle Wick open their doors and welcome a new age of apothecary wisdom to the discerning citizens of Ferndale and beyond. To keep the party going Candle Wick Shoppe will have specials and hilarity going all weekend. This move and renovation is a big deal for CWS and Ferndale. Come help them celebrate.

 

 

The Candle Wick Shoppe and Reiki Healing Center in Ferndale, MI was founded in 2009, and specializes in all occasion gifts and services and products for your soul. They also offer a large range of incense, candles, and spiritual supplies. 175 W. 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220, (248)547-2987, www.candlewickshoppe.com

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What! We've moved! Candle Wick Shoppe now located street level at 175 W. 9 Mile - now open

What! We've moved! Candle Wick Shoppe now located street level at 175 W. 9 Mile - now open

Yes we have moved to 175 W. 9 mile. Still a work in progress but you can find us street level. Come on in and check out the new space. Now open for business. It's been a power move for sure. 

 

Where we were 195 West 9 mile

 

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Where we are now

 

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Doing reiki to reggae

Carson Lyons, David Shaw and I were invited to give reiki to the nurses at the Ann Arbor VA hospital. We forgot our music so one of the staff brought us a little CD player and two cd's. Hawaiian music and Caribbean reggae style. They made the reiki fun and now I want a piña Colada.Sent from my iPhone

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Awake and Empowered Expo

We are at this amazing Expo this weekend rubbing elbows with top notch healers and metaphycians. Probably some magicians too. Come on out and see what it's all about. Met hotel on Crooks and I-75 in Troy. Bonus music from the 50's and 60's piped through the sound system. Breanna and I are doing karaoke.Sent from my iPhone

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Coventry Magic Oracle: Reading One

Coventry Magic Oracle: Reading One

Did you know we have an online version of the Coventry Magic Oracle? Well, you do now! It contains a card for each Coventry Creations candle and tells you how these candles are going to help you with prosperity, love, healing, protection and clearing. Today I did a clearing reading on the online oracle, for anyone trying to get rid of some negativity, and found that you should use the following: 

Prosperity Affirmation: "Time to hire a professional; you're not supposed to do this on your own."

Fiery Wall of Protection: "A good brush fire to clear the clutter can help your plans and ideals grow even faster."

Money Draw Blessed Herbal Candle: "Unlucky no more." 

Use these three candles, together, to get rid of the spiritual clutter and bring in some prosperity.

You can find the online Oracle here

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Fortune cookie know me

How do they do that? This little message hit the nail on the head. Lesson learned. Everything is up for scrutiny and the world is my laboratory.

Are those really my lucky numbers?Sent from my iPhone

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Today, I am ready...

I am ready... I am ready to embrace love again. I am ready to spread love

again. The kind that floats in the air and settles into the hearts of the

unsettled. I am ready to stand with my community and help that love to grow

- exponentially.



Today with the news of how many people are in the throws of denying human

rights to others I am taken aback and reminded that I am the change that I

wish to see in the world. Gandhi said it and lived it. I am

reminded that through his life, Gandhi saw the beginning seeds of human

rights in his country, he saw the growth of human rights and he saw the

push back from those who stood in fear of those human rights. He then saw

the implementation of those human rights at the end of his life. He was

the change.



I am no where near the level of divinity and social consciousness

of Gandhi, but I am the center of my own little world and I must be the

change - I must be the love.



We are, right now, in this lifetime, experiencing the tipping point of

great change. Those who hold the power are living in fear of loosing

their privilege, of leveling the playing field and finally having to

compete equally. Mirrors are a difficult thing to have thrust upon you,

as they destroy the fantasy you have build up for so long. We are all

looking in uncomfortable mirrors where we are always the good guy.



Human rights are uncomfortable and messy. When you offer them to

everyone, especially those unlike you, it's difficult to wrap your brain

around their life circumstances. When you do not believe as they do, love

as they do or have lived the victimization they did, how can you relate?

How can you create the empathy needed to offer them these rights without

judgement? It is easy to say "Someone needs to do something" or "That's

just not right", but the true power of being the change you wish to see in

the world is to actually do something, or stand up when hate is louder than

love.



I apologize today to all of those people I did not stand up for.

I apologize for all the hate I allowed to pass by me without comment or

push back. I am practicing to get better. I am stepping into the world

of change one foot at a time and I ask that you remind me when I am

retreating.



Because today, I am ready to embrace love again.





Jacki Smith;

Enchantress, President and Trouble Maker

Coventry Creations, Candle Wick Shoppe and Type 40 Sales





The Seed of Magic are found in your imagination and planted in your deeds.



Jacki Smith;

Enchantress, President and Trouble Maker

Coventry Creations, Candle Wick Shoppe and Type 40 Sales

248-545-8360



The Seed of Magic are found in your imagination and planted in your deeds.

www.coventrycreations.com Products for your soul

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Reiki was a huge hit with the seniors

David, Carson and Patty visited the residents at Madison Towers to demonstrate Reiki healing. Can we say OMG? They loved it, felt it and wanted more. We had about 23 in attendance. After a short talk just about everyone got 5 minutes of Reiki. We look forward to our next visit. Thanks Sharon Mello for inviting us.Sent from my iPhone

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This is how I feel Today

No, it's not my birthday. Nope, I didn't win the lottery. Today is the day I'm teaching senior citizens about Reiki. David and I are heading over to Madison Towers to give a special presentation at their Activities Center.



Sharon Mello called me and said there was interest in alternative healing among her "seniors" and asked if I'd come out and talk to them about Reiki. If all goes well I'm going to offer attunements. Then they can organize a Reiki share and give each other regular Reiki treatments. I'd love to be a fly on the wall for that!

I'm so excited.

PattySent from my iPhone

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7 Day Candles: A How-To

7 Day Candles: A How-To

Hello all! 7 Day candles are back at Candle Wick Shoppe, by popular demand, and we've been getting lots of questions about them, and I'm writing this to answer a few of them! 

What do the different colors mean?

Red: Love, attraction and passion.
Pink: Self love and wishes.
Yellow: Happiness and positive energy.
Green: Money draw and earth connections.
Blue: Court case magic, truth, and communication.
Purple: Psychic awareness and good judgement. 
Brown: Court case magic and grounding.
Black: Protection and hexing.
White: Healing and cleansing.

How do I use a 7 Day?

Pick the candle color based on what you are doing, then the herbs and oils. I'll use Money magic as an example; you would want to get a green 7 Day candle, at least three herbs, and between one and three oils (you usually only need one, if you used the herbs). Mix the herbs together (for Money Draw work, I'd use High John root, Patchouli and Five Finger Grass), and put a Money Draw oil on the candle, then put the herb mixture on the top of the candle. Use any extra herbs/oil in a sachet or mojo bag and carry it with you, and burn the candle for seven days. I recommend starting on a Sunday, and finishing the candle the next Saturday, to finish out the week.

Does the color matter that much?

I want to say yes, but sometimes there are other factors that come into play when you're about to buy your candle. For instance, you might know that green is the 7 Day color you should use for money, but you feel like the red one would work better for you. OR we could be out of brown 7 Day candles; how are you going to do that court case magic now!? Blue will work just as well. Take into account how you feel and what symbolizes what to you too.

 

 

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Reiki Principle Number Seven.

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Shannon's Pick: Books!

This week, I chose to put our books as my choice for the staff pick. Our books at the store range from learning how to use crystals and herbs to how-to books on candles, akashic records, and more recently, even books on reiki! Some of our books are written by our very own Jacki Smith and Patty Shaw! If that's not reason enough to come check them out, I don't know what is! We have a wonderful selection of books here at the Candle Wick Shoppe, and I recommend everyone that can to come check out this great collection!

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Reiki plus crystals class

Talking about crystals is like talking about wise old friends. I'm always blown away by all the ways crystals help us and heal us. After this class I started using crystals more regularly in my healing practice. It's true, they really made a difference. Plus they make the room sparkle. Adrienne said the room looked like a fairy explosion happened. Poor little tinker bell.Sent from my iPhone

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Breanna's Picks: Statuary!

Breanna's Picks: Statuary!

Hello all! This weeks staff pick is 10% off all statuary! We just got a bunch of cool pieces in, including the pictured Buddha and Ganesha statues, and quite a few others. Come on in and check them out! The sale ends on 3/14/15.

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Reiki Principle Number Six.

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Dorothy Morrison appreciates us!

Dorothy Morrison appreciates us!

Dorothy Morrison surprised us all with goodies from Ferndale's finest bakeries. It was all to show the employees of Coventry Creations, Type40 Sales and the Candle Wick Shoppe how grateful she to them. Dorothy gave a little speech about our great products, customer service and how much she loves each and every one of us. We love you right back Dorothy! Thank you for the good eats and thank you for being you. We love working with you. Hugs from Coventry Creations, Type40 Sales and Candle Wick Shoppe.Sent from my iPhone

 

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Our Herbs are Wicked Good.

Our Herbs are Wicked Good.

I could never resist a good pun. Hence, the title.

My staff pick for this month is our selection of Wicked Good herbs, which means that until February 21st, they're all 15% off! We bag these herbs in the shop, and put nothing but good energy into them. The newest editions to the herbs under this label are the Vanilla Bean (used for love magic) and the Mojo Wish Bean (used for wish/money magic); both of which are only two dollars. 

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Life with a spiritual path

More often than not, I've considered a spiritual path one of quiet reflection and lots of begging for healing and enlightenment. Though I had no huge expectations I knew I needed something to anchor me. What that got me was deeper understanding of myself and lots of encouragement from something I can only call the light.

Today I woke up really feeling and seeing that my life is a reflection of my efforts to understand what the hell I'm doing here, alive and breathing. All that goes right and all that goes wrong in my day to day has a direct connection to what I feel and know. How I respond to it is all up to me.

Today I woke up relaxed because I finally realized that the only thing I need to be in control of is me and all that entails. That took my fear down several notches. I became more neutral about the Jazz going on around me and most of all, as my husband said, I've moved from passive to patient. Honestly that has contributed enormously to calming my nervous system.

Today, as I prepare my taxes and later go visit family, I realize it's all my spiritual path and that makes me very happy.



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Reiki Principle Number Five.

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