Freedom in life and work

This year my focus is on limitless abundance and freedom within my life, especially my business. Although life as an entrepreneur can be a challenge with having to initially do most of the work on my own, the daily knowledge I am gaining with hands on experience is so worth it. The reason I have dived down this path as an entrepreneur is to gain more freedom as I choose how I want to work and live. I shed the 9-5pm structure and embrace scheduling and working as it best fits my lifestyle.

One of the issues I have been struggling with is deciding where do I want to go next. I have been living now for almost 2 years in Miami and my mind craves a new location, especially a smaller city. This has been an ongoing pattern in my life as long as I could remember. It all began when I was a wee little child as I recall my parents moving me from different schools and homes due to various reasons. Not to mention traveling as we traveled often as a family domestically and internationally. Change was a constant in my life and so I learned to adapt everywhere I went.

As an adult change continues to be a constant and most of it is now my choice expect for when illness or death affect the people I love. The idea of having my own business sprung up after my mother passed away and my dad asked me to remain with him as he grasped what it was like living without his life partner. For the past 2 years I have put this idea into fruition.  My goal is to eventually be primarily online yet have physical locations in various places for specific amounts of time. For most people it sounds crazy, yet I have begun to meet people working primarily from their laptops around the world, so I know it can be done.

Location is as much as a struggle for me as people trying to choose a niche in their business. I know I want to be where I am happy and I can make a positive difference. In Miami, I am happy most of the time and am making a difference yet I also want a quieter and more nature focused place to live.

So, I came to Oregon to visit friends, especially one who lives on a farm Southeast of Portland to energetically feel if this is the right place for me. His dream is to build a sanctuary for people to come and heal naturally. Everything he has been saying about his vision has me nodding yes to, so much I’ve almost made myself dizzy. Being here feels right and so I have made a decision that next summer I will be living in Oregon. Details are still fuzzy yet it feels right.


While I have been here in Oregon I have continued to work with my clients and even signed on a new client. For me this is a sign that I’m meant to be here as it is flowing easily and effortlessly. Also, my creativity is flowing which fills me with so much happiness because I have been feeling rather blocked lately.

Only 3 months into the year and the clarity of my healing journey and abundant life is continuing to brighten. I’m so excited and blessed for the opportunity to create my reality as I continue to transform and fly as La Mariposa to what brings me joy. My mission is to continue sharing with heart-centered individuals natural health remedies and support so they can continue to maintain balance towards health and happiness.

Freedom differs for everyone, what is similar though is the feeling of joy one feels when following their passion.

Do you resonate with me in any way? What’s your passion and how are you following it?

I would love to hear from you. Respond to my email, or follow me on twitter, @patymariposas



Reiki, my life’s work

I discovered Reiki, a Japanese stress reduction technique which promotes relaxation within the body-mind-soul for holistic healing, in 2009, the year my sister was diagnosed with cancer. I took Reiki level 1 in the home of my first Reiki teacher/master, Sarah. I was amazed by the energy that began to flow through my hands as I practiced the hand motions. Excitedly, I knew I had a new skill I could use to share with my sister and help her on her healing journey. After all, it was my sister who first introduced me to energy healing such as sound healing, affirmations, meditation, and eating cleaner foods.

Unfortunately, my sister passed away in 2010 and honestly my heart for Reiki died with her. I felt as though I failed her. I continued my familiar path of social work and being of service to others by being present and supportive. Two years later my heart beat again for Reiki as embraced the idea of using Reiki as a way to release stress. Within a year I became a Reiki Master/Teacher with the focus of sharing it with others, especially in Latin America. I could combine my love of community work with establishing a natural healing center in Nicaragua.

In 2013 I taught my first Reiki 1 and 2 class in Costa Rica as my friend Libby taught yoga. Together we focused on healing the chakras through yoga and Reiki. We had 10 participants, including my mom. It was truly a blessing and a sign I was on the right path. I have continued to practice and teach Reiki in Nicaragua and various states within the United States. My path of having a healing center is temporarily on hold as I feel guided towards another one which is still unclear.


All I know is that my mission to assist people in release stress naturally as an energy healer and health coach is constantly affirmed by the universe. Since 2013 I have been teaching Reiki Level 1 and 2 in both English and Spanish with the sole purpose of providing people a natural tool to heal mind-body-soul. I am grateful to state that I will be teaching my first Reiki 3 class in Palmetto Bay this year, bringing forth another generation of energy healers who will continue to share love and light to this world.


As I teach others about ways to heal themselves I believe I am supported by my sister and mother who are watching from heaven. They have inspired and taught me about healing oneself emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally which is a life long journey. My grief for them has now turned into my greatest service to others. I’m blessed to have assisted others with cancer find more meaning about their illness.

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Please share if you have experienced grief and how you have been able to transform it into your greatest passion @patymariposas or leaving a comment below. If you’re interested in a complementary telephone healthy check-in and discover how to find your life’s passion or ways to embrace your grief, email me at



Festivals are my playground

I am 37 years old with a heart and mind sometimes of a 7 year old. I enjoy playing outside, getting dirty, and running around. My happiest moments are playing with my niece (7 years old) and my nephew (8 years) and dancing in the dirt at a music festival.

For over 15 years I have danced away my stress and frustrations to live music played with soul and passion. I have met many new friends while also camping alongside friends I have known for years. For me, music festivals are my family reunion whom I share laughter, stories, and hugs with every time.

Last year I took attending festivals a step forward as I began to offer my healing services to the festival attendees. The response has been very positive and so I am now finding new festivals to attend to so I can work and play.

This year, 2016 has been a year of abundance as I learn to live my passion of being of service to others and becoming financially independent. It’s a learning process and I’m so grateful to have many people around me who support and encourage me to move forward.

In April I will be attending Farm to Family in Lake City which is a weekend music festival as a participant and energy healer, along with another healer. We plan on dressing up as healing fairies, which will allow our inner children to emerge and share love and happiness with others. I have made a choice to have fun, create my reality, and enjoy each moment.

For the past 3 years I have been growing my business as a coach and energy healer to assist others in release stress of all types so they can find their balance to health and happiness. I’m finding ways to continue having fun while serving others and earning my way as I go. My spirit has always been that of a nomad and now I really feel my true wings are releasing themselves as I take flight into my life’s calling.

Please share what your playground in life is and what’s your favorite way to release stress @patymariposas or leaving a comment below. If you’re interested in a complementary telephone healthy check-in and discover how to find your life’s playground or fun way to release stress, email me at