My Baby, Stress Less Sunday

Have you ever had an idea stay fixated in your head because fear and doubt prevented it from coming into fruition? 
That’s what happened with me in 2017 with my idea for a day of healing and merchants. I was inspired by a colleague, Sheri Kaplan, who has created a weekly healing event with practitioners and a group meditation in Hollywood. I remember attending her events as a practitioner and thinking of how it would be great to have something like that in Miami.
Like many ideas though, I put it in the back of my head because I wasn’t sure how I would be able to bring it to life by myself. Then the universe brought me someone who also liked the idea and said she’d do it with me. As we were working on making it happen, with our idea of offering a healing day and meditation twice a month, circumstances changed and she left the office where we worked together.
I had a choice, take imperfect action or continue to simply envision this idea and just keep it in my head. So, I said let’s make it happen. On October 2017, my birthday month, I launched Stress Less Sunday. It began on the second floor of my Coral Gables office with about 3 vendors and a few of my clients, even my dad, who came to support my endeavor. It was so humbling and amazing to see the healing taking place. Then the next month, the vendors backed out because they had other plans and no one showed up. However, I tried something new, I had 1 vendor and I placed her outside of the building on Giralda Plaza. It was a hit. We stayed outside talking to people and hearing about their interests in yoga, meditation, and Reiki sessions.
So, in December we were back on the plaza offering yoga, Reiki sessions, and a couple of vendors. It was so fulfilling and heart warming. We had people coming from all over Miami to do yoga on the plaza, a few of my Reiki students were offering complimentary chair sessions to anyone who was interested. Yes, this is what my vision entailed, for my Reiki students to share their gifts with others while I offered support.
Then, I began to talk to the city of Coral Gables to verify if we could have a tent on the plaza because it was sunny where we were located. I soon discovered that offering yoga on the plaza was a no no due to liability issues and so beginning in March, I’ll have to discontinue yoga on the plaza.
However, I did submit a proposal to offer meditation, Reiki, and local merchants on the plaza which will benefit everyone once a month. I’m now waiting for the committee board to approve it.
Point of all this, is that there were many times I wanted to give up on my idea because I kept running into challenges, plus doing it on my own honestly stinks. Yet, the interest people showed encouraged me so I continued moving forward even though I had no idea what each month would really look like. I was led by faith.
Have you ever allowed yourself to simply be led by faith?
This Sunday I’ll offer Stress Less Sunday again with yoga, a nutritional consultant, and stress release sessions (reiki and massage) on the plaza. If it’s the last time I can offer it, then I’m doing it my way.
Yet, I hope my proposal is accepted and we could stay on the plaza offering stress release sessions to families and having local vendors sharing their treasures. We may have to move the yoga inside if the teacher wants to.
Join us this Sunday as my baby, Stress Less Sunday, hangs out on Giralda Plaza offering community, laughs, and natural ways to release stress. Yoga begins at 12:30pm and we’re meeting in front of my office, 195 Giralda Plaza.
If you have an idea that’s been itching in your head, then take imperfect action now. Better yet, reply to this email and share it with me. Who knows!! Perhaps I have some tips and resources that can help you make it happen.
PS I’m continuing to move amazingly through my Vegan Challenge with only one blip of eating dairy.
Join me on my Vegan challenge and learn a thing or two about how to incorporate more vegan options into your life in Our Wheels of Life facebook group. 
Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need time to focus on ourselves everyday!
Thank you for taking a moment for yourself as you incorporate ways to release stress naturally.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
Upcoming Events in February and March 2018
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Stress Less Sunday, February 18, Coral Gables
Journey Dance at Yoga Fest Nicaragua, March 3 and 4
Reiki Refresher, March 6, in Nicaragua
Reiki 1, March 25, Coral Gables (Bilingual)
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Celebrating my mom today .

Today my mother would have been 74 years old. It seems as though it was only yesterday that I was sitting next to her offering her Reiki and talking silliness as we laughed about nothing at all. I was so blessed to spend her last few months with her as I moved back home to help take care of her when her body became to weak.
My mother was the most beautiful, engaging, and loving soul who showed me strength, commitment, and love for her family.
As I prepare to teach Reiki 2 this weekend, I recall the first Reiki class I taught in Costa Rica alongside with my best friend Libby as we co-facilitated a chakra based yoga and Reiki retreat.
I had obtained my Reiki Master/Teacher certification in April 2013 and then moved to Nicaragua once I graduated with my dual Masters. Libby was in Costa Rica working at a yoga studio at the time and we planned to do a retreat together (our first one ever) with great success much to my surprise. My mom was receiving treatment for cancer at this time and I casually invited her, not believing she would say yes. I was beyond excited when she did.
In this retreat she learned yoga for the first time and felt the healing energy flow through her hands. I remember her surprise when she was able to feel the heat within her palms as she allowed her hands to flow slowly over her Reiki’s partner’s body. She looked at me with the most child-like eyes I’d ever seen and a smile of disbelief.
Si mami, es de verdad. (Yes, mom it’s real). She left the retreat feeling lighter and happier to have shared a beautiful experience with me in a serene beach town within Costa Rica, a country Yoli, my sister loved. Although she was conflicted at the time for she thought that Reiki was against her Catholic religion, I calmly informed her that no, for each time she connected through prayer to God, and allowed herself to be the channel, then God could work easier through her because she’d released control.
Even though, Yoli and my mom are in another universe right now, I continue to feel their presence every day especially when they leave me little reminders. The connection continues to grow with my self-Reiki practice as it’s the connection to the universal flow of energy. Every time I practice and share the gift of Reiki, I feel them next to me cheering me on as the energy of love expands.
Reiki has been for me one of my consistent tools to battle depression, anger, frustration, impatience, and loneliness I’ve experienced over time. Yet, it’s also been how I can communicate with Yoli and my mom, along with other spiritual guides which leads to more faith and trust in what I can’t control.
I’d love to hear from you and how Reiki or any practice that you’re currently doing for spiritual growth.
Please share either by replying or posting in Our Wheels of Lifefacebook group. 
PS I’m continuing to move amazingly through my Vegan Challenge with only one blip of eating dairy.
Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need time to focus on ourselves everyday!
Thank you for taking a moment for yourself as you practice self-care and ways to release stress naturally.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
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Upcoming Events in February and March 2018
Click the date for more information or call me 305 680-5923
Reiki 2, February 10, 2018 Español
Reiki 2, February 11, 2018 English
Journey Dance at Yoga Fest Nicaragua, March 3 and 4
March 6, Reiki Refresher in Nicaragua
Reiki 1, March dates coming soon.

Declare and the world aligns!

I’m in day 2 of my vegan challenge. Since I wrote about my decision last week, many of you lovely and dedicated readers of my newsletters, responded with support, resources, and your personal experiences. I loved reading your emails, although I’ve been slow in responding because I’ve been crazy busy.
Since I made the declaration of going vegan I’ve also been taking action on other ideas I’ve had, such as cleaning out closets and taking items I haven’t used in at least 6 months to donate. Also, it appears the universe is whole heartedly supporting my decision as almost everywhere I turn I see articles and stories about people incorporating a vegan lifestyle. From printed newsletters to online news stories.
The purpose of this challenge is to take action on an idea I’ve had for a long time.
Have you had an idea roaming in your mind that you’ve used every excuse in the book not to follow through on?
If so, then I invite you to join me and others in Our Wheels of Life Facebook group and announce an action you want to take and receive support. This could be a nutrition lifestyle change, exercising more, speaking up more, joining a community, cleaning out closets or rooms, etc. Whatever you’ve been holding back on, now is the time to take action and have us to support you each day.
Share your idea and how you want to take action with us in our Facebook group or simply reply and let me know what it is. Then share how you want to take action on it.
Sometimes by simply stating it and sharing it with others is a huge step forward because you already feel the support coming your way. Plus once you say it, it’s more powerful to hold yourself accountable.
As I mentioned, since I made my intention to go vegan I’ve seen others incorporate it into their lifestyle in many areas.

Have you been seeing or hearing messages that support your decision to take action? If so, please share either by replying or posting in Our Wheels of Life facebook group.
 
2018 is the year of action, so let’s move!!!
Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need time to focus on ourselves everyday!
Thank you for taking a moment for yourself as you practice self-care and stress release.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
Upcoming Events in February and March 2018
Click the date for more information or call me 305 680-5923