Flowers At The Altar, Today
Those of you who have been reading the blog for a few months know that when we closed the House Of Eleggua website and changed our business name to Moon Camel Bazaar, we intended to offer many new products and artwork. So far, we have listed just a tenth of what we wanted to make and list – why, you ask? Because the increase of work on Tarot Readings, Candle Work and Spellwork has made it impossible. When I opened the shop five years ago, I had maybe one consultation and one spell work per week, and that left plenty of time for us to create items for sale. I can’t speak for other shop owners, but for us, creating even the simplest incense is a very slow process, where we take care of the slightest detail, like wildharvesting and drying the herbs ourselves, testing the product several times, etc.
Right now, I have consultations and spellwork every single day of the week, and I’m lucky if I can take a day off here and there – my ratio right now is one day off per ten of work. As you can imagine, the last thing I want to do is using that day for anything else than resting. Also, as we have awakened the curiosity of customers about Maria Lionza’s path, I am getting email requests to teach about them almost every day. And we have decided we are going to do it.
I love crafting items with a passion as you know, but the most important part of my work is to be of service to others, to guide their Spiritual growth, to help them live at peace with themselves and the Spirits. Since we made our vows to the Three Venezuelan Powers, we also vowed to make that service our priority, and if the Spirits are guiding more people into our work, well, so be it. We are both the kind of people that would prefer to stay quietly on a corner, crafting our lives away, but we are not in this world to please ourselves, but to follow the destiny we came to fulfill in this life – and if that destiny is being priests of Maria Lionza, we must accept is as the honour it is.
Having been one of Eleggua’s protegees for almost two decades, change is not something that scares me much, as what I’m really afraid of is stagnation. Change is good, I enjoy it and accept it without a problem – change is evolution and growth, two wonderful things that should never be feared, but welcomed with joy. We have realized that it is the time to leave some parts of our business behind, and make space for new things. In the next weeks, I will be working on teaching tools, organizing and preparing classes and new services, and starting a new website and blog, completely focused on Maria Lionza’s path. Once all that is ready, we will close this blog (I will keep it available so you can check Archives, but I won’t be posting more on it) and the Etsy shop will only keep the Spiritual Services, and new classes and services we will be listing shortly, although we intend to make all services and learning tools available directly from our website as well. Right now we are making 90% of our work outside Etsy anyway, and actually most of our customers join Etsy just to make their purchases, so it’s not like it’s bringing us any sales.
So, forgive me if this blog is a little quiet for a while. The shop will stay open and working as always since we still have a lot of inventory to sell, and you can of course purchase your Tarot, Candle Work and Spellwork appointments, since none of those services will be interrupted EVER. I will just be away from Internet’s social life, because for a few weeks I will need more time to write, but my time (and Fernando’s time) at your service will be exactly the same as always. As I said above, serving you is our priority!