I took a break from double checking the inventory and putting it on the site for a moment. I use to love to put the merchandise on the site because I had Mystie with me. We would go through the items, items that we wished we could afford, of course. You don’t realize how much you miss someone till something like just inventorying merchandise brings back those happy memories. But I know she is in a much better place now and that eases the pain a little.
The store that we built, we built for each of you. We had members over the years tell or ask us where they could get this or that. After listening to the needs of our members, we decided it was time we acted. We opened the Magickal Necessities. It started out small but it has grew to a point where it is now unbelievable. I believe we now carry everything a witch could possibly want. I was worried about the prices but I had Lady Beltane tell me that our herbs needed to be higher. She has found a place on the internet and their herbs were double ours. That made me feel good. When we opened the store, it was never our intention to rob anyone. We just wanted to provide you with the items, herbs or whatever you needed.
I will also be honest with you. After we saw that the store could make a little profit (nothing we are going to get rich off of, but….) it gave us hope on how to keep our expenses met without having to beg and plead for money for you. I know you have heard me say, “I don’t like asking you for money” and that is the honest to Goddess’ truth, I don’t. I would rather have my tongue pulled out of my head than ask anyone for anything. As those who know me, know I am independent, self-driven and what get me in trouble most often is I am ambitious. Some say too ambitious. But I don’t believe the WOTC would have been around this long if I hadn’t been and without the aid and assistance from the Goddess. The store pays for our organizations to operate, we have many sites, it pays the utilities here, the phone bill, the lights, it pays the expenses on running everything we do. So by supporting the store, you are helping the WOTC to survive.
We would also like to see our sells increase because we are revisiting a dream we once had. I know some of you know about it, while others don’t because I don’t speak of it anymore. But that is going to change, it is something we have all dreamed of and it is not only for you fur also us, I am being truthful again. We dreamed of buying several areas of land. We wanted to turn that land into a Pagan retreat. A place we could all come to meet, fellowship and worship our Goddess or any other of the Divine you chose. Mystie’s passing has made me remember this dream. We looked at land, planned out where we would put the pavillions, where the RV’s and tents would go, where we hold our celebrations, we had it all laid out. You know the funny thing, the land we looked at is still sitting there. It is like it is waiting for us. This Pagan retreat, as I call it, would be open all year. If you happened to be traveling through this area, you could stop, meet with us and perhaps do a ritual or two while you were here. Then when the Sabbats occurred, what a joyous celebration there would be. After thnking about all the dreams we had, I now want to make them become a reality. I don’t want that dream to die with Mystie. It was my idea as well as hers. I honestly believe we can achieve this goal now.
Just imagine, hundreds, even thousands of Pagan gathered in one spot to celebrate with liked mind people. Let your imagination run wild. The spot we ave picked is beautiful, lush green fields to run through, a small brook which leds to a good size lake filled with fish. Imagine the peace and contentment from being within individuals like yourself. Not having to watch every word you said nor action you made, it would be pure freedom. I would love to see this dream come to fruition during my time on this plane. I would like to think the WOTC left behind something that would benefit future generations to come.
Now I have laid out our intentions for the proceeds from the store.. Now you know why it is important that the store survives and thrives. You can help us by making purchases, or just telling someone we exist. Word of mouth sometimes works much better than advertising and I have to admit it is much cheaper, lol!
You know our dream and our plans, let them become your dreams and your plans also. Stand beside us and suppport us.
Lady of the Abyss