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

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Just Breathe

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When the day becomes stifling and full of frustrations, I look for inspiration from quotes and affirmations to remind me that everything is going to work out okay. Abundance in every situation is what I try to remember when I feel despair and doubt creeping in. Whenever I see the quote above or another one “At the end of each day, I am aware that I will never live this particular day again. I am grateful to be alive.

Today is also a special day of remembrance as it is 9/11, 14 years after the devastating crisis that occurred in New York and Pennsylvania which changed thousands of lives forever. When I think I’m having a rough day I recall that someone is having a more challenging day and so I remember to take a deep breath, or many so I can bring myself to center.

Whenever there is chaos there is always comes calm in some form. It’s so easy to be caught up in our current crisis and woe is me, which is okay for a moment, yet to stay within the pity me syndrome only pushes us from others causing isolation.

So, the next time you have a trying day or moment, remember to breathe and focus on the present. You can only control yourself and how you react to situations not others and their reactions.

Please share your favorite mantra or quote that helps you get through tough days or moments.