Religion vs Spirituality, and what that has to do with candles...
Something I'm a big fan of: weird little coincidences in the universe. Once you start noticing them, they're everywhere, and now I can't help but stop and take notice when they happen to in my life.
Recently, I got an email from a potential large custom order client (like I do every day) and responded with our menu and details to get the ball rolling (like I do every time). When the client responded with "I just read your about page and we're in Tempe, too! What a small world!" I immediately noted the fun coincidence and then moved on with my tasks for the day.
As we moved forward with the project, I learned that this client was a dream to work with. We had a very tight deadline and hit some speedbumps along the way, but she never flinched. She was kind and loving and we did what we needed to do to get the project done right.
It had been a hard week around here with one thing going wrong after another, all piled on top of the stress of taking care of a new(ish) baby. Still trying to figure out how to run a business and be a mom and a friend and a sane person. It's hard, guys.
So I'm in the studio helping label these candles to meet the super-fast deadline we had, mostly tuning out but reading it over and over and over, candle after candle.
"He Always Restores."
Now, I'm not a very religious person. I would consider myself spiritual to the max, but an official or organized religion just isn't in my life right now. I say things like "The Universe will take care of me", to give you an idea of the level of woo woo I'm working with. And even though it's very, very "religious", this candle was talking to me.
"He Always Restores."
As I was labeling, I couldn't help but feel like everything was going to be OK. The universe was going to take care of me. Everything is cyclical. Hard times come, but they also go. What a perfect reminder. I couldn't help but feel like this particular project had landed in my lap at just the right time - another perfect coincidence to add to the list.
The client was Blessed Is She, a community of Catholic women that's modern, fun, and honestly has really beautiful branding. They sell some gorgeous products all geared to helping and inspiring women in their community. If you're into that sort of thing, I highly recommend you check their Instagram and website.
If you're ready to start a custom project yourself, or if you just want to chat about the differences and similarities between religion and spirituality, email me! firstname.lastname@example.org