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

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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

Cruisin’ with the family!

For the most part of this summer, except for a couple of weekend trips I have stayed focused in Miami so I could spend time building my business, be with my family, and enjoying my new apartment. Since moving into my new space I’ve actually felt more rooted, happier, and focused.
As much as I love traveling, I’m learning how to find a balance between it and staying settled. Part of my business plan is to travel because I love the idea of being somewhere new and getting away from my everyday routine, even if it’s just for a night or two.
What do you do to get away from routine?
Somehow August is turning into a traveling month and I’m so excited about the different trips. First I’ll be traveling with my family for a week long cruise to the West Caribbean. We’ll be visiting Mexico, Honduras, and Belize. Then I’ll be traveling with another friend to the mountains of South Carolina as I’ve been dreaming about being in the mountains for a few months now. The purpose of our weekend trip is to see the eclipse.
Finally, the last weekend of August I’ll be spending with a group of enlightened people who are seeking personal growth through Passionate Manifestation, the 2nd empowerment phase of Essence of Being, a 3 day workshop about bringing more abundance into one’s life. I have already taken this workshop and will be volunteering to staff. Yet even through volunteering one receives as one gives. This workshop is happening at the perfect time for me because I’m definitely coming into more abundance yet also facing many fears surrounding it.
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My preferred way of cruising
What was your summer highlight?
Point of this newsletter is not to boast about my upcoming trips but to share that vacations or getaways I believe are a necessary part of self-care, especially if you have a family. That being said, it’s also important to find opportunities for getaways or even staycations without the kids for even one night to ensure you rekindle your romance with your partner or have time for yourself if you’re single.
If the thought of this being selfish comes up then I encourage you to dismiss it immediately. It’s not selfish, it’s soulfish, as my colleague Michelle Alva states. She’ll be speaking more about this at our free event on August 27 in Miami. For those who won’t be available, join us on Mariposas Holistic Healing Facebook Live on August 27 at 5:30pm.
Remember, before you were a mother/father/Employee, etc. you were you with your own passions and dreams. So take some time to enjoy yourself, enjoy this life, and take a trip however that means for you without guilt or judgement. Release the guilt of always having to be together because honestly that’s not healthy either. The kids need time away from you as you need from them. It’s about practicing independency for when they do finally leave home.
If thoughts of guilt rise up then schedule a complimentary session with me and let’s discuss it so we can release it. Click here for my online schedule.
PS: People in Miami check out my upcoming Reiki 1 and 2 classes. For those outside of Miami let’s discuss how you can receive Reiki through my Reiki Love On program.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández