Mimosas & Transformational Retreat
Please join us for a full day on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 9am until 9pm for the Mimosas and Transformational Retreat. What can you expect from this game day retreat?Miracles Created In Your LifeVerify Your IntuitionGet To Know Your Guardian AngelClear Your UnconsciousReceive Universal FeedbackStreamline Your Life & Get Your Energy MovingTransform Anxiety To Peace & Isolation To Unity We will be serving Mimosas & Meditation to start the day off. We will be sharing in an awesome transformational game that will be sure to crack you open, along with different practices throughout the day. Snacks, afternoon BBQ and a dip in the Swimspa Hot Tub.
Limited Space is available so please reserve your spot. Don’t forget your bathing suit for the closing of our adventure!
Price: $135.00 + HST Per Person
Can you believe we are heading into Autumn already?
The magical moments that have entered the shoppe since I opened May 23rd have been such a gift to myself, as well as to the shoppe. Some time ago I posted on my Facebook Page the story of my backdrop mural which I would like to share as I am sure some of you have not made it to the page and it has a new chapter I wish to add.
The story begins with my parents, first my Dad (Donald) being of Scottish descent (Dundee, Scotland) and my Mom (Victoria) from Poland. My father passed away when I was 14 years old and my Mom passed almost 8 years ago. When my Mom died I was hit with the shattering realization of being an Orphan. How does one go in to the wounding of being an orphan at the time in your life where you don’t even pay attention to your age anymore? Well I did and it hit a cord so deep within me.
This photo is the mural that has my back each and every day in the shoppe.
This photo was a magical story as I was opening up my shoppe.
My Mom was born in Poland surviving the war. I miss her each and every day since she passed almost 8 years ago. We went through life with many ups and downs as my Mom and I did the dance of life together.
Losing my Mom I lost a huge piece of myself, or so I thought. I realized I would never be introduced as a daughter ever again as my Dad passed when I was 14. I remember crying over the fact I would never hear those proud words of, ‘This is my daughter Patrice.’
Yes I am a Mom, a sister, a cousin, a niece, a friend, a neighbour, a businesswoman. The hard truth I was faced with was I was no longer a daughter.
Until this day when I started preparing my shoppe Happy Place in Brighton, Ontario.
One of my sadnesses was realizing my Mother would never see I actually made my dream come true. That all my plans I shared with her would never be seen by her except from Heaven. Well in the back of my front counter of the shoppe I was wanting to put a mural up that represented something magical for everyone that came to visit. What I didn’t expect was to get a sense of who I was when it arrived in the mural packaging.
This mural shouted out to me, through me, all the way in to my heart. I knew with everything in me, that my Mom showed up to have my back as I was starting this beautiful shoppe, and place of healing. I was healing that day when I looked at the address of the mural I ordered from a company in Canada. Canada had it made and shipped from Poland. MY MOM made sure she made it into my shoppe to help me in creating a magical healing place for everyone. My Mom smacked me upside the head again when I least expected it.
This day I realized I was still a daughter! “I was a daughter and never stopped being a daughter.” My Mom may not have been able to be beside me at this milestone, but she made sure she was able to say, “This is my daughter, and I will be here, always.”
My Mom greets me every morning when I walk in and greets everyone that comes to visit.
Thank you Mom for giving me the biggest and greatest sign, that I am exactly where I am meant to be.
To anyone who reads this and feel you are missing a piece of yourself. Please know you are not missing a piece, it truly is just in the magic of the smallest signs that nudges you ever so softly.
You all are so amazing!
Well the story of this magical place continues as I go from being an orphan to a daughter again, and now to having both my parents back in my world and in my shoppe.
There has been some pulls on my heart strings the last month which we all are aware of. Two weeks ago I decided to give LuLu her wings on the "Remembering Our Angels" wall, and let's face it, she is a part of this shoppe as much as I am. This wall was meant for our dear ones who have passed and even though Lu was the shoppe pup she was still an Angel who deserved her wings. As I looked up at my Mom's wings and my pup's wings, I was hit with a heaviness of my father not having his wings. I made a conscious decision not to add his wings to the sacred wall back in June as I have a brother with his namesake. I decided I could never live with myself if upon putting up Donald Burns, something dreadful would happen with my big brother. So I left it be and I didn’t even mention this to my brother.
The same day LuLu received her wings I sat in my little seating area doing some work feeling a little melancholy. In walked a lady I had never met before and she went right over to the crystal area looking through the various items. As we were speaking with her back to me I could hear a Scottish accent and inquired where in Scotland she was from? Right then and there my heart started to dance as she stated ‘Dundee’ and in my ears I heard my Dad. Could this be happening again? Has my father found his way into my shoppe to say “I am proud of you and I am not going anywhere.” This lovely lady walked over as I had tears in my eyes and embraced me, whispering in my ear “There, now you have Dundee all around you.” WELL!!! Yes the tears flowed as I looked up to see my Mother's mural and at that exact moment I knew both my parents were standing beside me in my shoppe.
For me, someone walking in to the shoppe from Dundee is like me going to the UK and meeting someone with a solid attachment to Brighton or even Northumberland County. This lady has no idea of the gift she had given that day. This gift reminded me yet again, I am still a daughter, and will never stop being a daughter! This beautiful gift left my shoppe, only to return 30 minutes later to grace me again with her light.
The last time I felt the presence of both my parents in my life other than when I was 14 years old was back in Scotland 2 years ago. Another magical reunion where a stranger gifted me with a special conversation in both Gaelic and Polish by complete surprise without even knowing where my parents were from. This man looked like the Wizard of OZ which made it even more real and even more special for me. Needless to say I left Scotland a hot mess and could even say I left my heart there.
So now I am filled with joy as my father is getting his wings on our ‘Remembering Our Angels Wall.' Far be it for me to deny my Dad his wings when he travelled so far to smack me up the side of the head just like my Mom. I called up my brother Donnie last week to let him know about my denying our Dad his wings and he gave me that giggle he so often gives me when he knows exactly who I am. So we have decided to give our Dad his wings with the name of Donald Burns Sr.
Please come by anytime if you wish to have someone you love and miss added to our wall of Angel Wings. The Angels are such a blessing in the Happy Place Shoppe and I would love to hear about them if you wish to share.
I also would like to invite you in to the shoppe to see one of my most favourite books. This book is a light and easy read as well as a goodie.
Here is a small read from his book…
ONE MORNING IN THE SMALL TOWN OF Coldwater, Michigan, the phones start ringing. The voices say they are calling from heaven. Is it the greatest miracles ever? Or some cruel hoax? As news of these strange calls spreads, outsiders flock to Coldwater to be a part of it.
At the same time, a disgraced pilot named Sully Harding returns to Coldwater from prison to discover his hometown gripped by “miracle fever.” Even his young son carries a toy phone, hoping to hear from his mother in heaven.
As the calls increase, and proof of an afterlife begins to surface, the town….and the world….transforms. Only Sully, convinced there is nothing beyond this sad life, digs into the phenomenon, determined to disprove it for his child and his own broken heart.
Moving seamlessly between the invention of the telephone in 1876 and a world obsessed with the next level of communication. Mitch Albom takes readers on a breathtaking ride of frenzied hope.
The First Phone Call From Heaven is Mitch Albom at his best….a virtuosic story of love, history, and belief.
I may not have received any phone calls from heaven but this book reminds me that messages are sent in so many different ways and it is just a gift to be open to looking and listening. My experiences with my parents in the shoppe the last few months have been the greatest blessings. The sharing of their love is here with me each and every single day. Seeing their wings upon the wall gives me a feeling of absolute unconditional love.
"Please remember, you are welcome here anytime."
Journaling Changed My Life
Journaling can be one of the most difficult rituals to add into your life.
Journaling can also be one of the most transformational rituals to add into your life.
Please join me at Happy Place, where we can open up to the possibility of positive change with a ritual that I absolutely swear by. This beautiful journaling ritual has helped transform my life as well as given me something that I look forward to each and every day. You will learn the benefits of journaling, review the fears around it as well as begin our new ritual while releasing the old pieces that no longer serves us. You will receive your own journal to begin the changes that you wish to invite into your life as well as enjoy an evening with a short meditation to invite in the upcoming New Moon energy.
A new journal and crystal to release and renew are included in the price.
Date: Wednesday, September 25th Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Price is $35.00 plus HST
Yoga Nidra (Meditation)
Yoga Nidra is literally "sleep yoga" in Hindi. It's a mental exercise that takes place in the mysterious borderland stage between wakefulness and sleep. By maintaining awareness as you relax and your body starts to fall asleep, you can enter a profound state of consciousness - with potentially profound psychological, spiritual and physical benefits.
Yoga Nidra can illicit profound positive results in healing and quality of life. Great for resilience to deal with every day-to-day life as well as increase your energy.
This meditation helps you restore balance no matter what life throws at you.
Date: Thursday, September 26th Time: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Price: $14.00 + HST Per Person
Psychic Palm Readings
The bright light, Donna Browning-Perkins (Jaguar Woman), will be introducing us to her gifts and her readings. Please come in and receive a 30 minute reading for $30.
It is very clear to Donna that we all seek Love, Hope and Connection, no matter what stage of Life we find ourselves in.
Working with the support of her Spirit Guides, and her Totem Animal Jaguar, Donna is very grateful and honoured to spend time with the many wonderful people she meets, sharing Love, Light & Peace!
Date: Saturday, October 5th Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Price: $30.00 + HST Per Person
Yoga Nidra (Meditation)
Date: Sunday, October 6th Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Price: $14.00 + HST Per Person
A Night of Practical Magic
Let’s create our own Besom Broom to kick off our night of Practical Magic!
Dinner is included, and will be served at 6:00PM, as well as Besom Broom making, followed by a night of fun with the movie Practical Magic.
“Put the Lime in the Coconut and drink it all up...” Margarita Fun “Virgin style or Non Virgin.”
All materials will be supplied: reeds, twigs, handles, jute, charms, embellishments. If you have your own branch you wish to use as a handle bring it along.
Your own scissors, pruning clippers and a few other simple items may be required.
Come play and have a blast with lots of laughter!!
Date: Friday, October 16th Time: 6:00pm until Midnight, or beyond
Cost: $70.00 + HST Per Person
October 12th is the deadline for sign up and payment, to ensure sufficient supplies will be available.
Brighton's Annual Applefest Street Fair is taking place on Saturday, September 28th in our beautiful downtown core. Vendors line Main Street selling their wears, and there are lots of fun activities going on throughout the town that day. Be sure to stop by our shoppe and say hello!
Ganesha Water Snow Globe
This beautiful snow globe is Lord Ganesha, also known as the Lord of Beginnings, The Remover of Obstacles, and The Deity of Good Fortune. Lord Ganesha is recognized as a Hindu God and a favourite to everyone because he is a remover of all obstructions as well as creator of happiness in the life of people. He also gives knowledge and success in all fields to each and every one worshipping him with sincere devotion. He helps one attain success in all ventures.
Being in a snow globe makes Ganesha more powerful for me as growing up I always loved snow globes as they represented a keeper of all wishes. I believe in and have always shared my snow globes for others to shake while making a wish. The wish is released upon the next wish that is given to the snow globe when shaken again. Please stop by for a visit and make a wish or to see if one of these beautiful snow globes would like to go home with you.
Sacred Geometry Lapis Lazuli Stone Set
Sacred Geometry (the building blocks of the universe) is a term used to describe the patterns, shapes and forms that are part of the makeup of all living things—all of which regularly occur in nature. It is a system of universal design in which the energy of creation organizes itself into a sacred form. This magical realm of sacred geometry manifests itself in beautiful patterns. Every ancient civilization was aware of these geometrical patterns, recognizing the divine wisdom that was contained within each shape.
The Cube is earth and root - it grounds you and balances you so you can feel connected to earth and nature.
The Icosahedron is connected to water and the sacral chakra. This energy helps us go with the flow of life with ease and unblocks and removes stressors that keep us “stuck”.
The Tetrahedron is connected to fire and solar plexus chakra - it helps to connect the physical and the spiritual and supports personal power.
The Octahedron is connected air and to the heart chakra- it helps us connect us to the deeper heart essence and helps us cultivate forgiveness and compassion for ourselves and others.
The Dodecahedron is ether and is connected to the third eye, crown and the chakras above the crown. This helps us connect to the higher self and helps us cultivate a higher vibration, especially in meditation.
The Sphere is connected to consciousness and the crown chakra.
The Merkaba is connected to light and the 3rd eye chakra.
Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honuor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth. Lapis Lazuli brings spiritual love and is also known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage. It is also said to help one build confidence and overcome shyness and can help one say just the right thing, as if by magic.
Lapis Lazuli is also a stone that protects from both physical and psychic attack. It is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding, and aids the process of learning. It is excellent for enhancing memory. It reveals inner truth, and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. It provides for the relief of things that may have been suppressed and allows for them to surface, helping to diminish dis-ease or repressed anger, and allows for self-expression without holding back or compromising.
Happiness Wishing Jars
These amazing jars are for all occasions and can be found here in the shoppe as well. Fill this jar with wishes or messages of joy & happiness. Start a new tradition of gratitude, recording special moments that make you happy throughout the year in this keepsake jar, and reading them on New Years Eve or years down the road marking special anniversaries. You can gift these fantastic Dream and Love Jars for special occasions like Weddings, Birthdays, New Babies, Graduations, Anniversaries, Retirement and more. Bless the recipient with well wishes to Last a Lifetime.
“If you need something to believe in.... start with yourself.”