Wow, another synchronicity! For the last 15 years this blog has been called “Ricki’s Corner” and now “Currier’s Corner” — it just flows. 😉 It seems that this is the way this whole transition has gone. It’s amazing how the universe aligns and things flow when something is right! It’s also an indication of how you can expect things to be in the future… Higher Self has a long standing, amazing reputation, and our intent is to keep that and to build upon it to not only meet, but to exceed, your needs and expectations when it comes to Body, Mind and Spirit.
We can’t go any further without first saying a huge “Thank you!” to Ricki for all she has done as she held the energy at Higher Self for the last 15 years. Her commitment to the community and to all people is remarkable, and we feel honored to be able to carry on that tradition and reputation. We wish her all the best in the next phase of her life knowing that she’ll be “a regular” at this great place.
So, let us introduce ourselves to those who have not yet heard of Jeff and Jo Currier. First there is Jo…. She is a beautiful soul and wife, and a wonderful mother to our two children, Michael and Alaina. Jo holds a Master’s Degree in Education and taught elementary and preschool students for many years. She brings that passion for teaching and helping others to her work in the metaphysical world as a Holy Fire Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, Angelic Reiki Practitioner, Crystal Reiki Practitioner, and Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator. She is dedicated to helping people in any way she can and is crazy knowledgeable when it comes to caring for our bodies (energetically and physically), especially when it comes to what we put in and on them.
Now Jeff…. He is a soul of great vision and strength, and a loving husband and father. He holds two BS degrees, one in Chemical Engineering and one in Geology – yes he’s the resident rock guy! In addition to the science side that he brings, Jeff is also a Usui Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, Crystal Reiki Practitioner, Shamanic Healing Practitioner, and a state Certified Hypnotherapist. He brings a rare blend of science and energy to his work to help those who desire to improve their well-being, meeting them where ever they are on their life path.
Together, Jeff and Jo own a store in Midland, Michigan called Ways To Wellness (WTW) – the store opened five years ago and is thriving. For those in Midland reading this, yes, we absolutely plan to stay a part of that community :-). Our WTW philosophy is to help people “Think well… Live well… Be well…” So does that mean that the Higher Self will be changing? No, you can continue to expect the same great things from Higher Self that you have valued in the past. The staff is staying, the readers are staying, and we trust you will too. But, Yes, we will also be bringing in some new additions. Besides new services and an expanded variety of classes, we will be bringing in products that support the “Higher Self” concept. One of the things you’ll soon see will be a bar—What?? Yep, we will be serving up almost 100 high quality essential oils and mixing all kinds of essential oil blends from behind the EO bar! 😉 Additionally, we will be introducing products that are natural, holistic, and organic for your personal use (many are Michigan made). We are passionate about bringing educational opportunities that support the mental and spiritual growth paths that each of us are on. These events and classes focus on a core foundation of improving your overall well-being through energy healing, meditation, essential oils, vibration, sound, crystals, superfoods, and personal growth and development. In addition, there will be many guest presenters and teachers at both locations who are ‘geeked’ about the same stuff that we are!
Another very noticeable change you’ll see is the location of The Higher Self Bookstore. The lease was up at the current location and, as fortune would have it, a location across the street and just across from the parking garage entrance became available. How could we pass up the chance to be on the Boardman River, complete with a balcony, a classroom that overlooks the river and the Grand Traverse Bay, and an openness that is so inviting? So we took the leap and moved across the street. We shifted the whole thing — all the products, the people, and the good juju to our new location at 313 E. Front Street. There’s now a wonderful sitting area that overlooks the river and the bay, and it feels great — perfect for recharging your mental, emotional, and spiritual batteries….
You will find Jo and Jeff are extremely customer service focused as we are here to serve the community. Please take a moment to introduce yourselves when you stop in, and, because we would really like to hear what you would like to see at Higher Self, share with us how we as the new owners can be sure to meet your needs. We are so excited to be a part of the Traverse City community, and look forward to connecting and working with each and every one of you.
Wow!!! We hope you are as excited as we are about the future of Higher Self 🙂
In Love and Light,
Jeff and Jo Currier