Category Archives: Great Places

Grateful for Gracefull Heart

Last month, I was blessed to have my “first gig” at a lovely store called Gracefull Heart Spiritual Shop on Trindle Road in Carlisle, PA.


Every now and then, I check out online listings for new and different places that open up. Google finally decided to share the news with me! I was surprised to find out that this little place has been in business since 2011.


When I arrived the first time to meet Sharon, I noticed the warmth and authenticity she exuded. The store has a nice vibe, with an impressive selection of oracle cards and crystals and gemstones. Gracefull Heart also has a lovely variety of singing bowls (my favorite metaphysical toy), books, oils and lovely gifts to delight the seeker in your life.


In the back of the store, there is a lovely reiki room, and also beautiful room which has a Dominus Cervix Stargate. The Stargate consists of a pattern of the Merkaba (also known as the Star of David), with specially charged glass orbs located at key points within the Merkaba. The client sits in the center while listening to instrumental music and enters a state of meditation. I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to give it a try. It was indeed relaxing, and I believe I had past life memories pertaining to my irrational fear of horses in this life!


This is a lovely store and is a welcome addition to Central Pennsylvania’s growing Metaphysical Community. I am glad to be a part of it!


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The Inner Connection in New Cumberland, PA

Spring is here, and with it, comes the winds of change! In Pennsylvania, we have had some really strong winds as of late.

These cold winds are indicative of Earth’s desperate attempt to hold on to winter. Change will also come because the trees and plants are being pollinated by that same wind.

This leads me to the point of this post. (Like Monty Python says “GET ON WITH IT!”)

It is with a heavy heart (for selfish reasons, of course) to say that this month will be my last time reading at The Inner Connection Metaphysical Shoppe in New Cumberland. I will be there all day on April 16th.

The Inner Connection is closing in May.

(Don’t ask me anything about whether anyone is buying it or not, because I do not know. Not my circus, not my monkeys)

Jan and Paul have decided to move on with things and start a new chapter in their lives. I am thrilled that they will be able to spend more family time, take vacations, or even sleep in! It has always been an honor to read there. My first gig was reading at one of their Fun Fests in the fall of 2007. Before then, I was one of the “Kids,” who frequented the store in my teenage days of heavy metal t shirts, dyed big hair and a hyperactive temperament that must have made Jan’s head spin. There were times that Jan would point her index finger at me, tell it like it is, and get me in line. I have named the term “Jan giving me the finger,” She has done that as needed, throughout our friendship.

Paul officiated the wedding of my husband Joe and I. It was a wonderful and beautiful day by the Susquehanna River with great friends and family. Having Paul and Jan there meant so much to us.

The Inner Connection has always been a safe haven, a respite from the chaos of the outside world, and a meeting place for veterans and newbies alike. While it will be missed, we need to remember that place (along with Jan and Paul) blazed a trail for the rest of us to follow. Jan and Paul helped so many of us to find our own wings to fly.

It is time for them to fly now.

Kushti bok jal a drom

(good luck on the road)


April 7th 2016