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'It was a leap of faith' Digby couple finds happiness in a self-sufficient lifestyle

Bob and Lynette Lawrence run a small hobby farm to help them eat a paleo diet and run a crystal healing bed service in Digby.
Bob and Lynette Lawrence run a small hobby farm to help them eat a paleo diet and run a crystal healing bed service in Digby. - Amanda Doucette

DIGBY, N.S- In 2015 Bob and Lynette Lawrence moved to Digby with nothing.

They sold most of their belongings in Vancouver and headed for the East Coast.

They never visited Nova Scotia before, but Lynette just had a feeling this is where she wanted to be.

“It was a leap of faith,” she said.

Now, three years later they’ve found a new home in Digby and don’t have any plans to leave anytime soon.

They operate a crystal bed healing service and run a paleo baking service out of their home.

They don’t call it a business because they aren’t in it for the profits.

“We want to make it available and affordable for everyone,” said Bob.

A paleo diet is when you only eat natural food. It’s defined as a diet considered to be what early humans ate. Consisting of foods like nuts, berries, greens, roots and meats.

What started out as a way of life for them, has lead into a way of living a self sufficient life. They grow fruits and vegetables, medicinal herbs, they raise chickens and bees, all in their backyard.

Now with the help of farmers markets, they are providing their products to others.

“We’re trying to reduce our footprint as much as possible, and help others do the same,” said Lynette.

While living in Vancouver the couple talked about starting a farm. Now, they’ve accomplished that goal with their small, backyard hobby farm.

“Every day there’s something new,” said Lynette.

The couple is in the midst of opening a space in their backyard called the Lavender Rose Homestead. The location will be used for enjoying tea and paleo baked goods.

They’ve purchased another property where in the future they hope to have a building specifically set up to sell paleo treats and tea.

“But we’re not in a rush, everything unfolds when it’s time,” she added.

The crystal bed the couple owns is from John of God in Brazil. John of God is a famous spiritual healer, that both Bob and Lynette have visited.

John of God helped heal Lynette spiritually and helped Bob heal physically. The crystal bed channels energy from John of God to help whoever uses it, in a different way.

In Vancouver there were many local crystal beds the pair could use. But, the crystal bed to Digby, that they know about, is in Moncton.

“When we came here we quickly realized we needed to bring it here too,” said Lynette.

What makes this crystal healing bed different from others is that there are seven clear and polished vogel cut quartz crystals suspended roughly 12 inches above a client lying on a massage table.

Each crystal is aligned above one of the seven human energy centers, or chakras.

The lights shine on and off in rhythm to cleanse, balance and align the bodies energy.

It has been a popular service so far in Digby and the couple use it frequently themselves.

“It’s hard to explain, you just have to try it for yourself,” added Bob.

To find out more about the crystal bed service, check out their blog: https://healingthroughloveblog.com/

Paleo Digby: https://paleodigby.com/

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