Live the Magic with Coventry

Empowering ourselves with daily magic

Bless this mess

bless this messA well lived lived life is rarely tidy.  A well loved life is messy and filled with bits and chunks of un-nameable fun.   Bless your mess and bless your home, because this is where you feed your soul, love your family and relax your shields.

 

Take a moment today and bless your mess, your socks on the floor, your dishes in the sink your un-made-up mind, your leaky emotions, and your intrusive passion.   Bless this mess of trial and error, of unrealized dreams, ideas that went awry and stacks of books out of order.

 

You are the creator and creation of all these things and some days you have to revel in the absurdity of the mess you create while in the mode of creation.   When you accept your mess, for better and for worse, own its reason and purpose in life and possibly even make friends with it, this mess is no longer a pain or a nemesis.  This mess can be your savior.  


Bless this Mess, bless this home and bless the hearts that get messing in their loving.

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When dreams break

when dream breakGrief is a loss of your dreams, your future.   Grief is your heart losing a part of what filled it and having to heal one tiny moment at a time.

 

We all grieve for many types of losses; death, divorce, job loss, failure, friend loss, loneliness.  We are filled with the memories of what used to be and could have been and those memories have become charged with pain.  Pain is good, it’s healthy and it is what cleanses you, but only if you let it.  Only if you feel it, bring it to the surface, make friends with it and then let it go.   Letting go is the hard part and that is why we created something to help you in the process.


The Grief Affirmation is made with a careful blend of Frankincense, Cedar and Rosemary to help you elevate those painful emotions, hold on to the memories of the great parts and let the rest go.  To grieve is not to turn off the world, but to embrace the world you have lived, love it and then use the memories to build anew.

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I got what I asked for.. now what?

soul mateOpps!  you got it and now what do you do with it?  Worse yet, you got the love interest you have been reaching for and now what do you do?  

 

You go with it.   Nothing is going to be perfect and it’s time to step out of the fantasy of “what if” and into the reality of “now what?”   Love is not the end game, it is the game, the journey the action you take to ensure your future.    Love is returned as it is given, love is the example we set for our future selves to continue to act within.

 

A soul mate is not the one who will bend to your every whim and worship the ground that you walk on.  A true soul mate will push you to grow with them. They will disagree and then find common ground.  They will worship with you, the moments of bliss you find together.. and then work hard to create more.   A soul mate is not a minion, they are a partner and they are just as imperfect as you.   


Remember, if you start your relationship knowing your deal breakers, you will also find a reason to do so.

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Beauty Is As Beauty Does

beauty isDon’t believe the hype from the beauty industry.  There is no standard of beauty.  Don’t think that you have to fit into a mold because there is no standard for us to measure by.   Over the generations the definition of outward beauty has morphed from one trend to another.   Country to country what is considered beautiful varies.

 

True beauty comes from within, from confidence, self love, personal power, care of other.   When you think of the most beautiful person in your world, bets are that you think of a loved one who would never grace the cover of Cosmo.   I bet the person you are thinking of right now is someone who has touched your life in a loving and profound way.  


You are that kind of beautiful to someone in your life.  What if that is what you saw in the mirror every day?  What if that is what you imagined when you tried on new clothes?  What if the love that you share with the world was your version of a good hair day?

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Following Through on Change

following thu on changeThere are so many ways we make magic in our lives, from focused ritual to being inspired by a new acquaintance and all are bursts of energy that create amazing potentials for change.  It’s after that initial charge that the work begins.   

 

Intentional magic is great - it helps reprogram your emotions and thoughts, finds the holes in your spirit and fills them up and helps heal the root of the issue.   No magic that you cast or inspire is able to overcome your negative habits if you continue doing those negative habits.   Your free will just yanks that burst of energy out of the universe and consumes it with your bad habits.   You have to change what you do and follow through on the magic to make it really work.

 

Help yourself change, and grow with the magic you generated.  Light the Success Affirmation candle and help that magic take root in your heart, habits and healing.   Find your daily gratitude and follow through on it and you are destined to grow beyond your limits

 

(af-su)

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What good is an affirmation?

What good is an affirmationWhen you are in a negative mood, the last thing you want to do is put in your rose colored glasses and play Pollyanna to some fake feeling words.   But that is exactly the remedy that will help you transition from a place of self-defeat into a place of balance and connection.

 

It’s hard to do.   Right now as I write this blog, it’s hard for me to do as I am in that exact space.   But I know that as I do my affirmations I am lifting myself up in tiny increments and allowing the light back into my soul.   That is what affirmations do, they create an invitation to the Divine to settle more fully into your heart and heal what is bringing disconnection and pain.

 

Affirmations put you back in control of your emotions and reactions to outside events.   So often the pain caused by actions of others becomes more important than the healing and positive actions you can take.   It’s ok, this happens all the time and we have the cool tool called Affirmation that puts you back in the driver’s seat of your own emotional, mental and spiritual state.  We all know that those three states of being then manifest in the physical so if we jump on it early, we can head off some physical illness.  

 

Affirmations are so powerful that there are psychologists experimenting and proving their viability.   From grade point averages, to reducing stress in high stress jobs, studies all over the world are proving what we spiritual seekers already know.


Affirmations can change your life and it is all in your hands to do so.   Affirmations take you from victim to empowered.  Affirmations fill up your energy reserves to enable to you take the action on what you are manifesting.   Affirmations tell the universe what you want and it responds accordingly.

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Cash, Money, Now! A quick spell for a quick fix!

CASH MONEY NOWWhen money issues show up, they show with a dramatic urgency.  Rent, light bill, filling your gas tank, tuition, loan payments, they all share a life changing urgency if they don’t get paid.   When you are perpetually in survival mode, it’s hard to get spiritual and heal the deeper issue that keeps you in that state of financial lack.

 

When you are drowning in bills, the last thing you want to do is cast an abundance spell for fear that you will become more abundant in bills!

 

You need a Cash, Money, Now! spell to get through the crisis and get a moment to de-stress before the next round of bills show up.  The Financial Growth Blessing Kit is perfect for these moments, especially when you add it to the Cosmic Check Spell.

 

This spell is simple and fast and can be done any time of the month.   Once you are out of crisis, do this every new moon and you will see your finances grow in surprising ways in the future.

 

Make a list of all the bills you have to pay and all the things you need cash for.  Only list what is in crisis at this moment and then add 10% for anything you forgot about.   Put dates next to each bill.

 

On a clean, unused piece of paper, draw a blank check .  Make it out to you from the bank of Universal abundance.   In the amount section of the check, put in the amount of money that you need to get out of the crisis and give you a bit extra.  Put in the date you want to be paid by.  On the back of this check sign it like you would a check you were depositing or cashing.   

 

Put your check under the candles holders and put your list on the fridge or anywhere you will see this list every day.

 

Light the votives from the Financial Growth Blessing Kit and say out loud how much money you need and the date you need it by.  Let the candles burn for several hours - making sure you do not leave them unattended.


Now start looking for the bits of money that will be flowing in and make sure to use that to pay on the list you created.   If you spend it on something else, the flow will dry up.   As you pay off the listed bill and cover the listed expenses, write across each line, “Thank You”.   You will quickly get through that list and then get the reward at the end.  

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No more holiday Drama!

By Britany Crenshaw

I think we can all admit it family time isn’t always peachy.  With the holiday season right under our noses, we are prone to rising stress levels.  We all step into family gatherings with a preconceived notion (or ideal) of how things will play out.   Yet we forget that everyone is walking in with a similar emotional charge so the gathering can go either way - Better or worse than you expected.

If you’re anything like me, you’re hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas at your house.  Hosting is another ball game all in itself. If it isn’t potluck you have to worry about cooking in addition to making sure everyone is fed, and your area has to be squeaky clean. By the time family and friends come over, you’re trying your hardest to create a genuine smile and start and keep good conversation.

Some holidays seem to be surrounded by stress but we have to remember the power of gratitude this year. All of the chaos and running around can easily distract us from the purpose of the holidays.  Family gatherings are one of the most stressful events for me but as I grow, I’m finding different way to bring serenity, peace and gratitude into myself and into my home and want to share the tools I am using with you.

No more holiday drama

 

Here are candles we have that assists with achieving that peaceful area in your home and in your everyday life:

Home Blessing - Blessing Kit

A triad of Happy Home, Protection and Stability. Votives burn for 10 hours.

Create an atmosphere of warmth, peace and harmony for yourself and your family with this triad of candles. Allow your good intentions to disperse and transform any stress or tension into expanding love.

Blessing - I light these candles, inviting peace and abundance into this sacred space. I am open and willing to receive these gifts, and I bless all who cross my threshold with this love.

 

World Magic – Peace

A peaceful white candle with a fragrance that comes from the four corners of the world. Lavender, Cedar, Jasmine, Frankincense and Vanilla 2.5” x 6.5” pillar burns for 80 hours

Nurture the whole of this world with the abundance and plenty that will manifest peace and security. Wash away my fears and the fears of the world that create tyranny and unrest

Bring divine protection to those oppressed and divine intervention for those imprisoned by their own intolerances

Embody our world leaders and their followers with the energy, commitment and clarity of thought to manifest world peace in body, mind spirit for all of humanity.

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Can you handle the truth?

Can you handle the truth“Often, we know the truth but do not want to see it.”   ~ Coventry Creations Blessing Kit

Truth is a very sticky subject, because it is so subjective.  There is your truth, their truth and the universal truth, which is just the facts.   

My truth and your truth rely on our personal filters; our perception of the situation, our experiences, our fears and emotional filters.   What is helpful to one person is interfering to another.  What is the truth when definitions differ?  What is the truth when you don’t want to know what the other perspectives are?

When the truth may be painful, we can hide from it.  When the truth means that we may have to face an old fear or a scary reality we have the super power to deny it.   We have this amazing defense mechanism to hide from us what is too painful to bear, but yet that lie we are protecting can also do irreparable damage.

The best way to find the true facts of a situation and be able to make a healthy decision from this information is to elevate up to the universal level.   When you look at this situation from the 10,000 foot view you can see all the factors that are influencing you and everyone involved.   When you reach beyond your protected and limited perception it is easier to empathize with others, see your own actions that affect it and release the emotional charge that is fueling your confusion.  

Of course we created a product to help you work this healing magic.   The Blessing Kit Truth Spell.

In this kit you get three Power Votives; Needed Change, Problem Solving, Truth and Justice.   These three help you change your perspective, uncover a broader base of information and release the emotions that are keeping you stuck in the fear that the blinds you from the larger truth.

The blessing on the kit says it all:   “Experience, action, perception and emotion blend to form my personal truth. I transcend those limitations and can see the universal reality of my situation.”

Light all the candles at the same time and visualize your challenge from above, looking for all the connections that influence you.  Then find the story that those connections tell you.  From there you can release those emotions and embrace wider understanding.

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Om my way to work

Om my way to work
I've had this Om sticker for about a year now with every intention to put it in my car to get me through morning rush hour. Yet, it's still on my desk. I constantly move it around and out of my way. Every time I do that, I pause and reflect on the meaning of Om. It is the sound of creation and when sung it is a beautiful sound and causes a vibration of anticipation within me. It also calms my nerves. Nice side bennie. I think I'll change my plans and get another sticker for my car. This ones staying right here. Oooommmm.

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Magic x3

magicx3I love the number 3.  There is so much magic in it.  You can go back through time and see how often the number three represents holiness, balance, beginning, wisdom.   The triple goddess, the Holy Trinity, the fates, the three kings.

It is a very uniting number: mother, father, child; past, present, future; birth, life, death; body, mind and spirit.   When we want to make a point, we use three proofs.   At three we can see a pattern.  At three we can triangulate a pin point.

Three is the number where things begin to take shape, it is the force of creative power that takes an idea, through the initial action on the idea and into manifesting.   The perfect number for magic.

We use three votives in our Blessing Kits just for that, to take your idea, wish or intent and bring it out of your head through your initial action and into the place where magic can happen.   We are triangulating the energy to match your intent and speed up the manifesting process.

We started the magic for you and all you need to do is add the intent.

You are welcome…. Now, go make some magic.

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When we punish others for our pain.

When we punish others for our pain.

Now, again, is a time where we can repair the strands in the web of peace that prayers from around the world have built.  We do this by checking our own thoughts and being kind to each other.

In a way, we are all victims of some sort or another.  We all have pain and often it is the driving force in our life.  There is an illness in the world that tells our soul that is is not only reasonable but required to make others pay for our pain. 

We see this in the terrorism of humanity, intolelerance and persecution of other cultures or beliefs and bullying of individuals.  Where are you on this spectrum?    What are you participating in that takes your pain and punishes other for it.

Today I look for peace everwhere it exists and ask that it inspires me to be more divine and loving in my thoughts and actions.

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The Gift of Gratitude

gift of gratitude

By Britany Crenshaw

November and December are months that are supposed to be surrounded by gratitude, family and peace. But, it isn’t always completely just that is it? Thanksgiving and Christmas are times to be grateful, eat good food, reminisce with family and friends and at least get a good laugh. Although my holiday festivities do eventually house all of these characteristics, I do bump into a great deal of chaos along the way and I know for a fact I am not the only one.

I have a large family and communication is always easily lost through the grapevine.  Communication is the key to a smooth holiday in my family and for some reason, it’s the only factor that seems to get lost each and every year. Fortunately for my family, it doesn’t matter who didn’t bring what, who said what or who did what at the end of the day because we show an overflow of appreciation and love to end the night each and every year.  It’s easy to complain about things that don’t sit well with us, while forgetting all of things we have been blessed with, big or small. There is something to be said about a family that will argue and disagree but can end the night counting blessings and sharing laughs.

How will you ensure positivity and gratitude during your holiday season?

COventry’s Limited Edition Peace Candle is now available to help ensure that positivity and gratitude are in your inner and outer worlds.   

The Peace Candle is a graceful white candle with a fragrance that comes from the four corners of the world;  Lavender, Cedar, Jasmine, Frankincense and Vanilla.   It is 2.5” x 6.5” pillar burns for 80 hours.  On the label you can find this blessing:

“Nurture the whole of this world with the abundance and plenty that will manifest peace and security. Wash away my fears and the fears of the world that create tyranny and unrest.  Embody our world leaders and their followers with the energy, commitment and clarity of thought to manifest world peace in body, mind spirit for all of humanity. “        

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Furry Friends

By Britany Crenshaw

furry ffriendsI’m one of those pet owners who goes over and beyond for their pets. All four of my dogs get holiday stockings and gifts wrapped in doggy wrapping paper. I get the side eye from a handful of people because I truly treat my dogs like they’re my kids.  They’ve protected, served and have been my best friends since as early as 2005, and they deserve it!  Your pets think very highly of you. You feed them, love them, and talk to them and if you spoil your pets like I do, you clothe them too.

That connection that is shared between humans and their pets is a connection that is unique. They rely on us to care for them and we rely on them for so much more. We look to them to be our judgmental free friends, our ear to listen and to add to this we also want them to be our protectors as well.

Here at Coventry, we carefully constructed a blessing kit especially for the warm welcoming and powerful connection from the owner to the pet. Here’s what we came up with:

 

Blessing - “You bring comfort, joy, and unconditional love to our family. I wish a treat, a pat, health and happiness for you. Our life together is a reward.”

“Our pets are a blessing that we invite into our home, and into our family. They give us joy and meaning to our lives. With this triad you can return that blessing to them.”

 

Heart: You and your pet should share a heart to heart connection. That’s where the best friend aspect comes from. Ensure that your pet feels loved and he/she will have your back.

Stability:  Your pet looks forward to your arrival each day, the feeling of security and family is soothing and reassuring to your pet. Before you make the decision to welcome a furry friend into your home, make sure you’re sure.  Just like a child, a pet doesn’t like to be bounced from home to home.  

Happy Home:  Happiness matters. Are the energies in your home welcoming? Your pet can read energies. He/She knows when they aren’t in a happy environment and behaves accordingly.

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Mugglestone? Is this a Harry Potter thing?

Mugglestone? Is this a Harry Potter thing?
I found these beautiful stones at the candle wick shoppe in Ferndale, MI this week and had to find out what they were all about. The stripes are a combination of Red Jasper, Hemitite and Golden Brown Tiger Eye.
My research revealed that they help us in some very cool ways. They are beneficial for empaths and hyper sensitive people because they can protect and help dispel aggravating energy. Thanks to the Hemitite component. This is also a great stone for creative endeavors. It keeps you focused and innovative when it comes to solving problems, especially old ones. So if you are experiencing scattered energy grab a few of these and get centered and grounded. I've got my muggle stones in my pocket.
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We love color at Coventry Creations.

We love color at Coventry Creations.
Some days we are lucky enough to have all the days production match our most colorful employee, Hannah. Our healing candle matches her hair, our happiness, prosperity and intuition candles match her shirt.

We will see if there is a colorful alignment next week. Life is so fun at Coventry Creations.Sent from my iPhone
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Neither Good Nor Bad – Karma is Karma

BK GKI love a good root word, and Karma does come through with a depth of meaning.    The Sanskrit root – Karman means, "to do, make, perform, accomplish, cause, effect, prepare, undertake".

At it’s root, Karma’s definition is the executed action and the intent behind the action.   Some Indian scholarly schools of thought teach that Karma is the effect of your actions. Some schools of thought feel that karma is a much longer term than that and it takes more than one lifetime to experience the effect that your actions caused.

The Buddhist teach that  the lesson of Karma is  always “volitional action”.  In a nutshell, the law of karma says that if you do good, you will experience good and if you do evil, you will experience evil.   Karma is not a judgement, as us Westerners think, it is simply an explanation of the cause and effect of our actions.   

Buddha also taught that we could change our Karma with our free will, or doing more and more good in the world.   Karma is not blame but the set of circumstances that we react to, thus creating more karma of effects from the actions.    

Karma is not bad or good so why in the world do we have a Good Karma Blessing Kit?   Because you can adjust your energy, attitude and “cause” to have a different “effect” upon the word.   The Good Karma Blessing kit has votives of our Emotional Balance, Healing and Needed Change candles.   This combination is perfect for healing and balancing the energy around you and adjusting your energy to change the flow of the “effect” you created.

The Emotional Balance votive helps you get out of the crisis and drama that is throwing you off base.   The Healing votive helps you pinpoint the actions that keep creating the unwanted “effect” so you can see how to heal it.  The Needed Change votive helps create that adjustment of energy so you can take a different path, thus changing your “effect” for the better.

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Where does peace begin?

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Theresa

Where does peace begin“In my world, peace begins and ends with me.”  It’s the same in your world.  Go ahead, repeat that line aloud and see how it feels.  

Does saying that phrase aloud inspire feelings of freedom?  Does it inspire fear?  Does it inspire peace or maybe it goes the opposite way and inspires judgement or righteousness.   If you were to live your life with peace as the center of it, what would it look like?

I thought for years that if I had peace as my center then life would be boring.   I would lose my passion and would become complacent with my lot in life.   I was mistaken.   I equated peace with not caring.  I equated peace with being a victim. I equated peace with a lack of action.  Living your life in a place of peace does not mean any of these things.

My mind will always have a flavor of turmoil.  My mind will always welcome ideas and creativity and that immediately stirs up the status quo so how can I find peace there?   My spirit is always yearning for evolution, I am always reaching for more understanding and wisdom.  How can I be at peace there if I am never satisfied.    My emotions are always reaching out to understand others, to connect with empathy and love.  None of this is peace inducing so how can I find peace if my whole being is in constant motion and growing.

I have found some peace recently in my center and it all starts, like Mother Theresa said, with a smile.   I have found peace in how I interact with others.   I recognize that we all are talking through the filters of our pain and have empathy.  I have found we are all in need of clarity and boundaries so I assert mine with compassion.   I have found we all need recognition so I embrace accountability in behavior with rewards and questions.    

Basically, I stopped freaking out.

No one responds well to a freak out.   You lose credibility, you lose attention and you lose your point when you freak out.  Basically when you lose your sh*# at the people around you, you are passing the pain x1000.  You are taking something that can be corrected in a calm and rational way and turning it into punishment and retribution because it’s too painful to handle on your own.

I also started forgiving myself.   

When I can forgive myself of my failures I can be forgiving to others.   When I can’t forgive myself, I stay in the middle of that pain and as it collects beyond a level I can handle, I pass it to others in an unproductive way.   (Yes there is a productive way to pass the pain).   When I can forgive others then I can interact with a sense of inner peace.

I stopped giving others my power.

I had been giving the people around me the power to disrupt my life and create chaos.  From the husband and daughter, to my staff, to my friends.   If they had an emergency it was my emergency.  If they were in chaos I let it become mine.   If they were expressing a bad day, I took it personally.   I can stand in my own power, be compassionate.  

Peace always begins with you and your actions.   It’s your choice how you affect your world.  

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Crop Circles, Alien contact or a Hoax?

There is a deeper mystery about crop circles that you may not know. I know I didn’t.  The more I learn the more I’m taken down a rabbit hole of circumstantial evidence, mysticism and scientific phenomenon. For example I didn’t know crop circles have been happening for a very long time. Centuries even.  Also, I recently learned we did something that may be the reason there are more recorded crop circle events happening all over the world and in greater frequency now than ever. In addition, the crop circles are becoming more and more intricate.
What did we do that may be the reason there are more crop circles? It has to do with the 1977 launching into space of Voyager one and the Golden Record. For a refresher, the golden record is a time capsule. It was placed in the missile and sent to deep space so someone from a galaxy far, far away would find it and learn about us and that we exist or existed. It was designed to be a greeting from earth. In the recording are fifty five different languages of “hello there” and analog images of us and our diversity. Are we being answered via crop circles?
Here is the interesting part of crop circles, scientist can’t out rule that they were created by something otherworldly. They also can’t deny that some of the circles look like images from the golden record. How could that be?  When viewed from an airplane they could see human DNA double helix strands, faces and binary code. Coming back down to earth, we can’t figure out how the circles were made and have not been able to replicate the process using tools available to anyone who would go to the trouble of making one.  Some of the circles are so large it’s not reasonable to believe that they were made in one night.  The plants have been twisted and laid down. Not one stalk was broken. This is why the phenomenon of crop circles has gotten our attention. We can’t figure it out.  There are no simple answers. Still we are captivated and want to know more and so do I.
Join me November 5th, 6:30 pm at the Birmingham Unitarian Church in Bloomfield Hills for a presentation on Crop Circles and a lively Q&A session with Al Hebert and Charles Mallet, the leading crop circle researcher in the UK. Charles was featured on Ancient Alien and the History Channel regarding this topic. Get discounted tickets at the Candle Wick Shoppe, 175 W 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248-547-2987 before Nov 5th.  At the door ticket price is $20 each. 
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Wldly Successful SPell from the Spell Caster's Club

Jacki Smith talks about the Witch’s Brew, Wildly Successful spell from the Witches Union collection. In this video, Jacki gets into the nitty gritty of how to make this spell as wild and successful as it sounds!

 

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