On a fateful 2013 trip to Ireland, Bev O’Reilly and Suzanne Turner realized their mutual interest in the metaphysical and spiritual world. It was there that they first conceived of Nature’s Spirit, a one-stop spiritual shop featuring Canadian sourced items.
The store would be located in Downtown Milton, after all, both are long-time Milton residents. O’Reilly has lived in Milton for 16 years, and Turner’s family (nee:McCutcheon) hasbeen in Milton for generations. And both love the old world charm of the downtown community.
The year after their trip, the women started selling merchandise at festivals while continuing to plan their brick-and-mortar shop. Finally, in March 2017, that shop became a reality. Nature’s Spirit is located on Main Street East, just as O’Reilly and Turner had envisioned. They felt welcomed from the moment their business opened. “Neighbours stopped in, one brought us a peace lily, and the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area welcomed us,” they remember.
Nature’s Spirit sells authentic crystals that are hand-picked by the owners. In addition, it carries incense, angels, buddhas, celtic and native items, as well as smudging and divination tools.
The shop also offers spiritual services including energy readings, smudging, and Reiki. In addition, O’Reilly and Turner regularly invite outside experts to provide other spiritual services. They recently brought in a psychic to conduct a Past Life Regression group session. They have also hosted a tea leaf reader, tarot card reader, light worker, and others.
For O’Reilly and Turner, the best part about running a shop is interacting with the customers. “We love sharing and talking philosophy,” they said. Their customers had equally high praise for the store and it’s owners. They described the store as “peaceful” and “healing,” and O’Reilly and Turner as warm, genuine and willing to treat you like you’re family.
If you’re looking for crystals or great conversation, stop by Nature’s Spirit at 218 Main Street East. And if you want to learn about local spirits, sign up for Milton’s first Historical Ghost Walk lead by spiritual medium Beverly Frosch. The event is hosted by Nature’s Spirit, with support from the Milton Historical Society and will take place on Friday, October 27th in Downtown Milton.
Find out more at www.naturesspirit.ca