Cuba Is Soon To Be My Reality.

Welcome to October, my favorite month of the year. Not only because it’s my birthday month (Oct. 12) but there’s just something about it that I just love.
Last month I shared with you that I was traveling to Mexico for a Journey Dance training. Those plans have changed due to the recent earthquake in Mexico City as many of the local participants have focused, with good reason, to dedicate their time and resources to helping their loved ones who have been affected.
I was honestly deflated because I was so looking forward to traveling during my birthday month which has been a goal I set as a way to bring more fun into my life. Then I was surprised with an amazing opportunity that came into my inbox recently. A previous client had reached out asking for financial support as she was traveling to Cuba for a relief mission.
I quickly responded and stated I couldn’t assist her because I would be traveling with her in this trip (affirming my intention without knowing the details).
What makes this trip so amazing is that I had been speaking to my friend Libby and co-creator of our 21 day online Reiki Refresher course earlier this year about traveling to Cuba in October. Earlier this summer I had been researching how to make this happen but because of the recent changes by Trump which reversed Obama’s lifting of travel restrictions to Cuba I found it too challenging and expensive so I gave up.
Obviously the universe heard my intention and delivered, literally, an amazing opportunity to go later this month to Cuba on a relief mission to assist Cubans who have been hit the hardest by Hurricane Irma. For me this is a dream come true as I’ll be on the ground being of service with a group of Cuban Americans, regular Americans, and Cubans dedicating their time and resources to helping those who are unable to. The organization, CubaOne brings Cuban Americans to the island for mission trips yet this one differs from their other ones.
Long story short, I’m asking you for financial assistance in helping me to realize my dream of returning to Cuba (I went in 2006) so I can volunteer my time to help Cubans however I can. I do believe this trip will bring about opportunities I have yet to understand and I’m so excited about it. Cuba has a special place in my heart because it is where my parents and many other adult relatives are from. It’s a place I feel connected which was confirmed when I was there in 2006.
In return for your financial contribution, whatever you can give, I will then gift you my time with a complimentary remote stress release session or angel card reading.
Whether you assist me or not, I do want to make it a point that intentions are sometimes manifested in ways we could not have imagined. So don’t ever lose hope in what you truly desire for the universe will conspire to make it happen if it’s in your highest good and in the perfect time.
To contribute, which is tax deductible, click here for the link.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your assistance and also on behalf of the Cuban people.
Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need love everyday!
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández

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Let’s dance together!

The other day I was inspired to shoot a raw video of myself dancing in my living room. The reason was because Wednesday night I was going to offer a Journey Dance class in a new studio.
As a Journey Dance Facilitator I can share my love of dancing, healing, Reiki, and transformative work with others. Journey Dance is unlike any form of dancing that you’ve ever experienced because it’s about getting in touch with your feelings, your body, and movement so you can heal. It’s powerful and moving each time I share it.
I share this video with you because I want to challenge you in a loving way to incorporate music into your life as part of your self-care. Music has been used since the beginning of time for rituals, healing, and celebrations, as well as, dancing.
I don’t expect you to create a Facebook Live like I have, although you will get extra kudos and love if you post it on Our Wheels of Life public Facebook group.
My only challenge is for you to choose one song that really brings you joy and shake off your stress.
I also wanted to share this video to demonstrate that dancing isn’t about knowing formal steps or really knowing how to dance. It’s about feeling the music within your soul and body so you can really experience healing.
For my first Journey Dance at Luna Bohemia in Pinecrest, I practically had to beg my 2 participants to come as one of them was hesitant about dancing because was fearful about how she would look. However, knowing what I do about Journey Dance I knew it was something she just had to experience. Following the class as we set in a circle talking about the experience she admitted she was glad she came and was excited about attending future events.
So if you’re in Miami I encourage you to come out this Saturday to my Journey Dance class in Doral or in Pinecrest once we finalize the dates.
Regardless of where you are I encourage you to dance today for yourself, for your community, and for our world.
I’d love to hear your experience by replying to this blog.
Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need love everyday!
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández

PS Reiki practitioners pay attention to your inbox on Monday as our online Reiki Refresher course cart will open.

Stress release through conscious movement!

Many of us in Miami are finally returning to “normal” after the horrendous storm and fear caused by Hurricane Irma. Every day I give thanks as the majority of people and places in Miami were spared the destruction the keys and the Caribbean have experienced. However, there continues to be people without power and lots of debris in their yards.
The stress levels are continuing to decrease as people find their balance again within their lives. However, that remains to be seen for the parents whose kids are still home because the schools are closed.
Stress during times such as these is common and necessary for it helps us remain in action mode so we can protect ourselves from danger. Following the stressful events we need outlets to release the pent up energy that we’ve accumulated from our personal fears of what’s going to happen, the constant concerns from loved ones checking in with us, and the notorious news media that keeps us in a hyped sense of fear.
Releasing stress comes in so many ways from talking about one’s experience, clearing out debris, meditation, yoga, alternative medicine, and dancing.
Yes, dancing!!! When I talk about dancing though it’s not about following synchronized steps but rather following the waves of energy flowing through our bodies as they react to the music that’s being heard.
Earlier this year I was certified as a JourneyDance Facilitator so I can share my love of conscious and transformational movement with others. I’m so excited to share that this month I’ll be offering small group classes in Pinecrest (September 27) and Doral (September 30) through Shake Your Chakras through Journey Dance.
This class is perfect for anyone interested in returning to their bodies and feeling how each part moves throughout the space. I’ll guide you through each chakra so we can move the energy that’s stuck in fun and innovative ways.
I know this will be a class like no other and I promise you, you won’t need to even know how to dance. The purpose of this class is simply to help you move and understand the chakras through movement and release the stress you’re holding on to.
Join me in either of my Shake your Chakras through Journey Dance Class this month.
If you’re worried that others are watching while you dance, I promise you that they are more focused on their own process so release the fear and join us.
PS: Stay tuned for information about my upcoming Reiki Refresher 21 day online course beginning late October.
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández

Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is now going in the history books as the most bizarre storm in this century. She was completely unpredictable, enormous, and catastrophic for many in her path.
South Florida and then the entire state, Georgia, and the Carolinas braced for what was assumed to be the worst catastrophe because of her status as a Category 5. Some even stated she was a category 6 at one point.
The storm for many triggered memories of past hurricanes, like Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago, fears of the unknown, panic, and much more. Yet, for all the hype of how horrible it was going to be, many people came together to pray, volunteer, and help one another.
Yes, I know the news focused on the scariest moments yet social media focused on the community support. Until power went out and charging my cell phone became more problematic, I was able to keep track of the hurricane, resources, and support systems via social media.
I would post messages of hope, led prayer circles, and stayed in contact with loved ones.
For me, this hurricane brought a renewed sense of community, support, and faith. Even though I’m still without power I’m so grateful for so much. Also, without internet or tv I’ve had more time to sit back and process this entire experience has been like for me.
Hurricane Irma Lessons learned
  • Group prayer can shift storms if it’s in the highest good​​​​​​​
  • Daily self-Reiki helps me to remain calm even during the most critical times
  • Listening to my intuition and staying in Miami was a positive choice
  • Feeling over prepared is a much better feeling than underprepared
  • Releasing worry and trusting the universe to provide has been positive
  • Living without power is so much better than being without food or water
  • Communities grow stronger after a crisis
  • Self-care is important during storms such as taking time outs, going for walks, self-reiki, and listening to calming music
  • Being with my family was the best gift during this storm
  • Think about ways to be the least stressed and take action
  • Focus on moment to moment situations that I can control and release the rest
  • Be more mindful of my words, especially if I start to complain
  • Find ways to assist others even if it’s just to send a kind text or message
  • Appreciate the luxuries I do have and that others offer, such as external batteries to watch a movie, beer offers
  • Stay outside more to meet my neighbors and engage in small talk
  • Reschedule people and events if feelings of stress begin to rise
  • Offer support through messages, Facebook lives, and free resources, such as www.heartmath.com/freeresources for emotional support
  • I still believe that everything happens for a reason, even if I or we don’t always know what that is at the time
Since Irma I’ve been riding my bike and walking places more because I honestly don’t want to spend time waiting in lines for gas. The heat has absorbed some of my hunger so I’m eating less and smarter.
This weekend I’ll be volunteering my time in Homestead to help clean up the debris that has affected the area. I won’t be able to head all the way down to the keys or leave the country as of this moment but I am finding ways to give back locally.
If you were impacted by Hurricane Irma in any way please respond to this email about lessons learned or any experience.
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández

Preparation and prayer during Hurricane Irma.

Even before Hurricane Irma was en route towards Florida through the Caribbean I was already beginning to feel the ground moving beneath me.
This month was set (and still is) to be the most productive and business focused in a long time. I’m feeling more and more confident about my path as a business owner and healing potential. I’ve been receiving new clients from various directions and i have various projects and collaborations in the works.
Yet, just when I felt the most confident situations beyond my control began to unravel. My virtual assistant has been unable to work for me because she’s endured countless health issues during her second pregnancy. The partner I was working with to establish my new project, Natural Wellness Clinic, is no longer at the Gables Optimal Health Center.
Now, hurricane Irma is shifting every day as she moves towards the US. Last night I led a prayer through Facebook Live for the Heavens to hear our plea and shift Irma to the right so we receive less damage than what’s broadcasted.
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I know prayer is not enough just like simply wishing for something to happen. Action is also needed and for the past few days I’ve taken steps to prepare myself, my family, and the tenants who live in the properties I manage for my father. I’ve also cancelled appointments and activities a few days before and after the storm so I can focus on the situation at hand.
I also just enlisted to be on the American Red Cross volunteer list because I know regardless of how the Hurricane comes through there will be damage and loss. I want to be on the front lines offering others who are struggling more than myself.
This storm mirrors my inconsistency in my life and also dedication to help others. I feel confident we will be okay and my decision to remain in Miami despite pleas from loved ones was the right one.
All I ask of you is that you continue to embrace Hurricane Irma in love so she moves more to the right and dissolves peacefully into the ocean. Please also add Hurricane Jose who’s right behind her.
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández

From vision to reality!

I’ve always been a very creative person which is a blessing and also a challenge, which as a business owner this can be awesome or detrimental.

Finding a balance involves taking small steps towards any direction and pushing through fear that comes sneaking up. This also entails asking others for help and to be held accountable so I don’t b.s. my way out of it.
Can you relate to this?  

The fear I face numerous times about moving forward such as following up with potential clients or networking is because I fear rejection. I know it stems from childhood when I would be rejected for asking my wants in various ways.

This is a constant battle and one I face on a daily basis. I often give myself pep talks in order to move through the fear and once I do I am gifted with a new client or confirmation that I did the right thing.

My intention when I began Mariposas Holistic Healing in 2013 was to create a healing center where people can come and receive a variety of wellness services. I’ve had the fortunate opportunity of working in 3 different wellness center, 1 in New Mexico and 2 in Miami, one of which I’m still a practitioner in. I still have my vision of establishing my own center yet for now I’m content renting space others have. I’m thankful for each center as they have shown me different ways of working with other practitioners and within the center itself.

I primarily sought the centers so I can have a room to work out of. As I began to teach Reiki I knew that the center I would work in had to have a teaching space, which is what brought me to Gables Optimal Health Wellness Center where I now work and teach out of. Last year  I was inspired by Sheri Kaplan, founder of the Holistic Fair and Wellness Clinic in Hollywood and finally had the opportunity to participate. This year I spent about 2 months traveling up to Hollywood and offered my chakra balancing services in the clinic. It was a wonderful experience yet honestly I stopped attending because I was tired of the commute.

So, I thought about how I can manifest it in Miami. This idea has been brewing for many months until finally I took action and began to co-create it with my colleague and fellow practitioner Lina Collazos.

I’m so excited to announce that on September 7 we are having our grand opening of our Natural Wellness Clinic which will be offered 2x a month in Coral Gables.
I share this with you, especially those out of Miami, because I encourage you to take imperfect action towards an idea that you’ve been thinking about in your mind for a long time. I believe in your ability so much that I’m offering the first 10 people who respond to this email or book online a complimentary Manifestation Coaching Call, regardless of your location. You’ll end the call with at least one action step you can confidently take immediately.

All you have to do is click here for my booking calendar and choose the Manifestation Strategy Session.

With the right support you too can turn that idea into an action that transforms your vision into reality. You’ll release the need to be perfect and appreciate the steps you take.

Imagine talking with someone who will totally listen to you blurt about your idea and then empower you to create an objective that will make it real.

For those of you in Miami, please join me this Thursday, September 7 or Sunday, September 17 at the Natural Wellness Clinic. During the day you can come browse at no cost unless you choose a service from one of our gifted practitioners or products from our vendors. Then stay Thursday night as I lead a chakra balancing group Reiki meditation. Sunday afternoon we will have special guest Marley, of Meditation with Marley.

  • The first 10 people who sign up will also receive a remote energy session to clear any blocks that have come up during our conversation.

​​​​​Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández

Personal growth is a lifelong journey.

Personal growth never ends, it only continues to expand with information you take in and you constantly take responsibility for your actions. Growth stops when you do and either you die inside as you have lost your lust for life or it’s time for you to transition. Once you open the door towards asking challenging questions and connecting with spiritual life, the door can’t be closed again because you’ve moved past ignorance to knowledge. Empowering yourself brings about many challenges and confrontations of yourself yet it leads to taking responsibility for your life as you choose happiness and health. You become you’re own superhero and stop being a victim. It’s an awakening that moves you closer to spiritual enlightenment.
One of my paths towards self discovery has been with a personal empowerment series of workshops called Essence of Being. This weekend I’ll be volunteering at the second of the series called Passionate Manifestation which is dedicated to asking for what you want and believing it will happen. I remember when I attended this workshop in 2011 and it was very powerful for me on so many levels. I faced many of my struggles and fears in a supportive environment.
Here’s a poem that was shared with me in my 3rd workshop of the series, Mastery for I believe you will resonate with it too.
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The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.

I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s desire.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.

I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams,
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.

I want to know if you have touched the center of your sorrow,

if you have been opened by life’s betrayals,

or have become shriveled and closed for the fear of future pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own,

without moving to hide it, fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own,

if you can dance with wildness and let ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers

and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic,

or to remember the limitations of human beings.

It interests me if you are a seeker of truth.

I want to know if you disappoint another to be true to yourself,

if you can bear the accusations of betrayal and not betray your own soul.

I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty, even when it is not pretty every day,

and if you can source your life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours or mine,

and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver moon “Yes!”

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.

I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair,

weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you are now or how you came to be here.

I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.

I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself,

and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Your life is not a coincidence; it is a reflection of you.

Feel free to reply and share your aha after reading this poem. Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need love everyday!
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.

Paty, La Mariposa

The Eclipse is almost here!

Hola!
Although I was raised in Miami and spent most of my childhood in the ocean one way or another, I have a strong afinity for the mountains. My ideal living location will have the beach and mountains, thus this image can be found on my vision board. For a couple months now I have felt a huge tug towards spending time in the mountains.
I envisioned myself sitting in the forest with the mountains behind me. I didn’t know where I was but I just felt them around. I knew I needed to be within nature and around the majestic mountains that tower over me. As another nudge to the universe to help make this trip possible I posted on my personal Facebook profile a picture of me on a mountain top facing a forest beneath me.
About a month ago the opportunity presented itself when a friend posted on Facebook that she was headed to South Carolina to watch the eclipse, an event that will never happen again in my lifetime. I knew I had to go, although I’m not sure why.  I quickly glanced at my calendar and saw that weekend was clear of any activities and then responded to her that I was in. The rest just flowed together as we left Thursday, August 17 on a road trip to South Carolina to camp out in the mountains for the weekend. Then on Monday we would spend some time at a one of her friend’s to watch the eclipse and then head home.
As another confirmation from the universe, I received this video after my family cruise vacation earlier this month from a Peruvian Shaman discussing the ancient prophecy of the August 21 eclipse. I was so excited about seeing this that I knew I had to share it with you.
Since viewing this video I have dedicated myself to eating only whole foods that are colorful and nutritious. I have also been making time for every morning for mediation and Reiki along with physical exercise to release the excess toxins within my physical and mental health aspects. I’m also writing to myself a future letter about how I would like to see this next year to unfold.
I invite you to join me this weekend to really focus on releasing what you don’t want and embracing a future of what you would like to create in your life. Let’s take this time to delve into ourselves and embrace our inner light warrior spirit as we spread loving energy into the world.
To help inspire you I created a dream sheet for you to write the letter which you can access by clicking here which you can edit online or print out. 
For those of you who are Reiki practitioners, this is a wonderful opportunity to practice daily Self-Reiki with the intention of cleansing plus connecting energetically with Mother Earth.
Whether you can get to the mountains or not is irrelevant. The energy will be felt wherever you are. So plan to take some time on August 21 to connect to Mother Earth and give thanks for all that you have.
How you focus on detoxing will be entirely up to you. I’d love to hear from you about your experience with the Future letter.
PS For detox support, join me in the upcoming 21 day Whole Detox online program in which I will also be following the 21 day whole detox. We’ll dive into the 21 day Whole Detox book and support each other on an empowering journey through health and wellness within the 7 aspects.
Click here for more information about healing with color.
Feel free to share comments or ahas you experienced during this time, especially as you wrote your future letter.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández

Eating the rainbow while traveling!

Last week I highlighted my upcoming trips in August through my newsletter which are diverse yet all exciting opportunities with family and friends. The first one in which I’m still enjoying is a week long cruise along the West Caribbean. Within this trip I’ve been amazed to see all the food available for as many who have traveled on cruises know they are notorious for the amount of food available all the time. Some people use this as an excuse to become gluttonous as they overeat and then complain about how much weight they have gained.
I have learned that even while traveling or the holidays, it’s important to maintain consistent how I eat. Over the years I’ve been focusing more on listening to my body and paying attention to when I’m becoming full and also to what my body is craving. I have to be mindful though of my emotions because sometimes when I’m sad or depressed my sugar cravings creep in. If that happens I do sometimes give my body a few sweets but choose either a handful or a small plate so I don’t feed into my emotions which can then cause me to feel guilty. Fortunately, due to my healthy eating my sugar cravings have decreased.
One of the ways I stay consistent is to ensure I’m eating as many colorful foods as possible which each meal. Being on the cruise this has actually been quite easy as they offer so many options. I also only eat one plate of food and don’t go back for seconds. Although I do sample the desserts on a smaller plate. This consistency is about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, not just picking or choosing when I want to eat healthy.
When I travel on the road I ensure that I take snacks with me like trail mix, fruits, granola bars, etc. so I have less temptation to eat crappy food. There are times that this food runs out and I do have to rely on whatever I have available but again by ensuring I bring in color if possible and being mindful of how much I eat, then I can stay in control of my food rather than it controlling me.
Are you mindful of how you eat when you travel or during the holidays?
Time and time again I hear clients and loved ones give themselves permission to overdo it because I’m on vacation” or “it’s the holidays” or “it’s just one day.” These are excuses that continue lifelong habits of poor choices and flow out into other areas of their lives. My suggestion to you if these are statements you have said, that you look honestly as how this is positively or negatively affecting your life around food and other areas.
Stay consistent to the best of your abilities when you eat and be mindful of your emotions. Here’s a chart from my Food and Spirit Certification that identifies what colors impact different aspects of your body.
Remember the best rule of thumb is to eat a rainbow of foods for your body and mind will thank you for it.
If you’d like to release your stress around food, then join me in September for the upcoming 21 day Whole Detox online program. We’ll dive into the 21 day Whole Detox book and support each other on an empowering journey through health and wellness within the 7 aspectsClick here for more information about healing with color.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández