Hello lovely souls,
My name is Aiydin, I have a fresh cup of coffee in my hand, and I wanted to delve into the story behind the business I started: Crossroads Sanctuary. The name Crossroads Sanctuary gets a lot of second looks, especially when I tell people that it’s the name of the business that I founded. The reason? Where I live, there are a ton of Crossroads “connections” such as Hospice Groups, Non-Profits, and Medical Offices. Oddly, I don’t mind this connection at all because in truth, Crossroads Sanctuary is a combination of all of them with a bit more sparkle added in.
Crossroads Sanctuary is a combination of all of them with a bit more sparkle added in
I came up with the name when I was about fourteen or fifteen years old. I had this dream where I owned a shop in this beautiful brick building. It was going to be a blend of a coffee shop, a bookstore, and a metaphysics store. It would have this big, welcoming and warm eclectic feel inside full of armchairs, amazing books and, most of all, coffee! People could come in, pick up their favourite book, get a reading, or grab a quick coffee. I know it sounds like a crazy mashup but it encompassed all my angsty teenage passions. The name Crossroads Sanctuary came in because I wanted to give people a safe space to collect themselves and get their bearings before moving into the crazy stream of life.
I wanted to give people a safe space to collect themselves and get their bearings before moving into the crazy stream of life
Sadly, I had seen so many moments, even as a teen, where people had to make difficult and life changing decisions while in frantic, crazy situations. This place was going to be their haven to make these choices and get guidance and insight into themselves!
Now, I have always been a big dreamer but I was blessed in many ways because I had a fantastic community around me that really encouraged me to reach high. While this crazy store that was a blend of coffee, metaphysics, and books never came into existence, I found a lot of validation of the importance of the overall theme of things. The need was still there.Fortunately, I had to put Crossroads Sanctuary into my back pocket for a long time while I did a lot of self-exploration and spiritual growth. This growth certainly wasn’t pretty but I am filled with so much gratitude for every terrifying and insane minute of it. As I went through the waves of growth, I realized that my dream haven couldn’t exist in the way I had always envisioned it. It too had to grow and be nurtured in a deep and profound way.
I had a fantastic community around me that really encouraged me to reach high
Fast forward to today and Crossroads Sanctuary is all about empowering people while they are at a crossroads in their life, sharing tools and giving guidance towards personal development. We offer healings, courses in energy work and divination, self-development sessions, aromatherapy supports, and all sorts of spiritual growth tools.
Now I am humble enough to realize that I can’t offer everything and all things a person might need in their moment of decision making. My vision has grown from being a singular person running a fantastic store to being a part of an amazing team of people who are dedicated to the same overall soul-aligned goal as me: We are dedicated to the personal exploration, growth, and healing of you! So there you have it! That’s the grand story behind who we are and why we do what we do. We can to be there for you, to empower you, and to remind you that it’s always a good time for self-care.