Our Final Year! CLOSING IN APRIL 2021

Hi Everyone, it’s Charles. It has been almost 2 years since Victoria began writing our weekly Newsletter, so it has been awhile since I’ve written to you. AND writing this is bittersweet.

I have decided that this will be Storm Wisdom’s last year. Our current lease is up on May 1, 2021 and I have decided not to renew. Mainly because when I really listen to my internal guidance, another 5 years feels longer than I can imagine or envision for myself.

There is a part of me that wants to have a story about this. Something I could say to justify my choice or decision. A story that, when you lay it all out, makes perfect sense. A story that adds up. But I don’t have that.

Instead I have to trust the energy and my own internal knowing. I know it is right for me. I feel complete.

With that said, I know there is impact. First and foremost to the Storm Wisdom family; Gisela, Millie, Mary Helen, Paul, Victoria, and Stephanie. Most of us have been in this together since the beginning. This represents big changes for all of us. I have no doubt that they will miss their connections with all of you. They have been in service to this beautiful experiment, experience, and community for a long time. They are family to each other (and me!)… but also for many of you.

There are amazing teachers, channels, mediums, leaders and inspirers who host their magical workshops, meditations and events here. They share their unique insights, gifts and messages. All in service of advancing the spiritual awareness and personal growth of this community.

In addition, we represent an amazing body of local artists and makers who offer their art, jewelry, products and gifts here. Some have been here since the beginning. They are part of what makes this space so unique, colorful, and inspiring. I know many have other outlets where they share their creations, and they will continue to manifest and create. Still, we will miss working with them and how they have enriched this community.., just like those who host their events here.

And then there’s YOU! We would not be here if it were not for your love and support. You are the reason all of this has been such a grand adventure. You stimulate our growth both personally and professionally as a business. Thank you for being a part of Storm Wisdom.

Now is time to start planning for the future. We intend to operate “Business as Usual” for the rest of this year. Nothing changes for the events and workshops on our calendar.., and in fact, we will continue to book and add new events right up until the end of 2020.

The same is true in our retail space. Everything remains the same for the rest of this year… 11 months. In the meantime.., I will be figuring out exactly what it means to shut down a business and liquidate. However… that is activity for next year.

In the meantime.., I really hope that I (we) get to see you! Share stories, hugs and deepen our connection even more. Let’s make this the best year yet!

With all my love, admiration and respect – Charles

33 Comments

  1. This is hard to read but hopefully, it is not the end of all of the great connections you have made with so many of us. I am sure you have some other creative way to express yourself to share with us in the future. Having a store is laborious and challenging and I get it. Times have changed. Amazon is everyone’s nemesis but everyone participates for convenience. You will enjoy your wonderful crystals and sell off what you do not have room for. You have had an amazing spiritual shop. I always said it was the Saks 5th Ave. of Spiritual shops. Keep us posted and I hope you have a great send off year in 2020. Thanks for the years I was involved. You helped me come up with designs I might never have thought of. I always love spending time in Storm Wisdom and hanging around you and all your staff. All the best in 2021 and beyond. Stay in touch, please. Sandy Schenkat

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    • Thank you Sandy! You have always been a champion and cheerleader for me and Storm Wisdom. It means a lot to me!

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  2. Dearest Charles, this makes me so very sad. No matter where Andre and I have traveled doing events all over the country, we have never come across another store that remotely holds a candle to Storm Wisdom. You definitely need to listen to your guidance and intuition and I know you’re doing what is in your (and everyone else’s) Highest and Best. Sending you so much Love and Light! Karen

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    • Thank you Karen.., it means the world to me to have your love and support!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your truth with us. Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo. I am sure that your legacy will carry on in the future and others will take the ball and run with it when you have exited the stage. All those who you have touched with continue to share their light with the world, whether it be in the same form as Storm Wisdom or shape-shifted in physical appearance. You will continue your own unique journey in the next chapter of your life, as will Storm Wisdom. Best of success to all! Love and Light, Darla Desautel

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    • You have always been an encouraging and insightful voice for us Darla. Thank you for the support!

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      • Thank you Charles… just reciprocating your spirit!

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  4. Charles, I am at a loss for words! I love so many things about you and your courage to go where spirit leads you is amazing!! The first time we meant it was like running into an old friend. All the best and sending my love and appreciation. Jean

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    • Yes old friend.., I concur! And we will always have the sofas in our history… Thank you for your support!

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  5. I can’t really LIKE this page. You guys have been and still will be a cornerstone to our community. I feel a little sad but wish you the best in whatever you choose to do next. I always love your store and programs. With all my love, Tricia

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    • I know exactly what you mean Tricia… I am a little sad myself. Thank you for always being supportive and for loving Storm Wisdom.

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  6. Love you Charles, your writing, what you created with and through Storm Wisdom and the Storm Wisdom family. I’ve had so many life changing moments in the space you held, with Annie, and many more. I’ve had a special place to show and share my art and I’ve been encouraged and supported all along the way. Words fail me when it comes to expressing my appreciation, but you know what’s in my heart. The journey continues.

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    • Thanks you Vikki for ALL WAYS being a part of Storm Wisdom. You and your art have been with us since the beginning and have helped to make it a unique, intentional and meaningful place! More for sure!

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  7. Charles, I found Storm Wisdom through a conference I was attending and you were there. Your smile and kindness won me over and I couldn’t wait to explore Storm Wisdom. I loved the energy and everything SW has to offer. I previously had been the director of 2 wellness centers, and I was very impressed. I have been back many times for classes, and gifts. It is my go to for unique and special gifts. I wish you all the happiness in the future, and although we are all saddened by the news, change is the only thing that is a constant in our lives. I look forward to spending time there this year, and even bringing my neighbor who is interested in some classes. Sending you big hugs. ~ Linda

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    • I have loved the connection we have created over the years Linda, even though the actual interactions maybe few and far between.. Thanks you for the kind works and acknowledgement!

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  8. This is not what I expected to read this morning! Wow, I felt a punch in my Solar Plexus when I read your headline. After reading through the article, I completely understand. Making this decision could not have been easy, but as you say, you need to do it. At least we have awhile before this happens. And, since we don’t know what the future brings there is always the possibility that Storm Wisdom will continue under different leadership. In the meantime we will continue to enjoy your offerings and the staff. I may not make it to the store often, but many times you are in my thoughts. Everything will work out for the highest good for each and everyone of us. Namaste, Charles.

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    • Thank you Glady… you have always been so supportive of Storm Wisdom… I love your optimism and possibilities for the future! See you soon!

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  9. Wow. A huge step, but I have no doubt, the right one for you and Fito. Hope to make it there one more time before you close your doors. But if not, know that I love you all and as they say…when one doors closes, another one opens. Have a great rest of the year!

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    • It would be great to see you Holy! Thanks for always being in my corner!

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  10. Charles, this breaks my heart. There is not another place in the world as magical as Storm Wisdom. I have loved the workshops, the people who present them and the people who attend them. You have provided the perfect environment to nurture those open to learning from all of the amazing teachers associated with Storm Wisdom. Thank you and your entire staff, you have been kind, thoughtful and inviting in every situation. I feel very much at home when ever I come into the shop. You ALL will be missed come 2021.

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    • We love having your amazing art pieces and Listening Stones here Ella! You have and always will be part of the Storm Wisdom family! Let’s really enjoy this last year of a physical location!

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  11. You have all changed my life. I will never forget that, and I will always be grateful. Many blessings to you on your next chapter.

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    • How sweet to see your message Leslie… thank you for the blessings and the shared mysteries!

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  12. Charles, Selfishly I am sad that you will be closing but I know you must listen to your inner voice. Your next incredible journey is coming soon and cannot be started until this one is complete. I always love spending time at Storm Wisdom. It is like being wrapped in a beautiful embrace of love and energy and magic. You will be missed by many but we all have wonderful memories and crystals and jewelry and art to keep you near to us. I/we will miss your hugs and smile and serenity. Thank you for sharing this part of your journey with us. With love…

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    • Such kind words and sentiments Nancy. Thank you so much.

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  13. I’m sorry to hear this, I loved going to Joy Bus and then heading over to Storm Wisdom for a treat – it felt like desert. It was a real treat to visit the store. It will be sorely missed.

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    • You’ve got a year left of sweet treats after your Joy Bus visits Gene! I like your style!

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  14. Oh Charles, this is literally making me cry. You and the Storm Wisdom family have become an emotional and spiritual beacon in our community. While I am happy that you are following your heart and am sure there are amazing things in your future, I can’t help but already be sad for our upcoming loss.
    Thankfully you’ve given advance notice so I’ll be sure to get in there to soak up as much energy, and classes and such as possible.
    I keep saying 2020 is the year of clear vision. It’s no surprise you’re leading the way by following yours. 💖

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    • It was great connecting a couple of weeks ago Kathie… I know you are following your guidance too! Much more to come! Thank you!

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  15. Charles, you’re such an inspiration in demonstrating how to trust your guidance. I’ll so miss seeing you and everyone at the store, but I’ve still got a year to log some time! Best of everything!

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    • Thank you Jody… that means a lot! And yes…let’s make it an amazing final year!

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  16. I will miss knowing all the magic you and your glorious SW family are creating in the world. That said, I applaud you for boldly and bravely following your guidance. You are a joy in my life. You inspire me in so many ways. Even though I am further away now, I hope to see you throughout this year.

    Here’s to whatever’s next. For you, for the team, and for the energy of Storm Wisdom. May it be grand.

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    • My gosh Michelle… you have been such an important partner, collaborator and guide with your graphic design and product development skills. Everyone who shops or teaches here walks away with your creations… be it the individual crystal cards, room rental forms, business cards, spiritual consultant cards.., magic of crystals products and app and more! Thank you for being such an amazing resource! Thank you also for the kind words and support. You are Everything!

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