Falling Down Reminded Me About Being Present.

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 

 

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Reiki, My Saving Grace.

One of my constant stressors that I’m always working on is being here in the moment. I’m a busy person with many activities piled on my plate because I’ve asked for them to be there. Try as I might to lessen the load, I continue to say yes to new activities, however, I’ve become more conscious about what I say yes to.

For example, this week alone I saw clients, finished the final touches for an award ceremony I was helping to plan, as well as, being the Master of Ceremonies, and of course spending time with my family. Behind the scenes there was plenty of work to do to prepare for the actitivies plus taking care of other tasks that came up.

When I felt my stressors becoming too much; distracting thoughts, fast breathing, panic or feelings of overwhelm, I immediately stopped whatever I was doing and practiced Reiki.

Reiki has been a tool that I use every day for every thing. By practicing Reiki and reminding myself to be present, I immediately feel more calm and I can think more clearly. I then reduce my overwhelm and stress by writing out all the tasks that I have to do, then cross them out as I accomplish them. I so love when that happens.

Reiki is a tool that I also incorporate with my clients both in person and remotely. For example, yesterday I was coaching a client through a challenging situation that she had recalled from her childhood. When I asked her how she was feeling, she admitted to pain in her neck and stomach. This was caused by a building up of energy as she was processing buried emotions, energy in motion, which is common yet uncomfortable. I asked her permission to do Reiki and also as she’s a Reiki student of mine I was able to offer her suggestions of incorporating Reiki as we worked.

Within a few minutes she had felt the energy pass from these various energy centers and eventually leave her body. She felt more calm and centered, yet most importantly lighter as the weight of the memories or energy had dissipated.

Reiki is a tool that can be practiced anywhere and it connects you directly to the Universal source which is the most loving sensation one can ever experience.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Reiki can positively impact your life, schedule a discovery call today. I offer classes in person (different locations are being identified as I write) and remotely.

This weekend I’ll be teaching a Reiki 1 level class in Coral Gables. This class is perfect for anyone interested in learning what Reiki is, how energy works, chakra basics, and interest in practicing more self-care.

It’s an honor to share Reiki with you in any capacity and especially being able to teach it so you can apply it to your life at any point.

Check out my website, for upcoming in person classes and events.

Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from applying Reiki in their lives!

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
Students practicing self-Reiki, Reiki 1 in Nicaragua 2016

Time to transform

This year feels like a constant transformational journey because of the actions I’m taking to pursue my goals and the support I’m receiving from various areas as I move forward. I still feel motivated most days and have continued to be blessed with amazing colleagues and clients/patients this year.

One of my newest transformations has been the changing of my logo. I honestly didn’t intend to change it yet it was part of a marketing program I invested in to enhance my brand. I told the graphic design team what I wanted to have sure and they came back with 3 options, with this being the winner.

This logo represents my continuous transformation, saying yes to what I believe will bring me more growth and stepping through my fears. I love it and I feel it’s even stronger than my previous ones!!

What do you think of my new logo? Respond to this email as I’d love to hear your feedback.

Since the beginning of 2018 I’ve been reassured by many people; friends, colleagues, and clients alike that this is the year for transformation. People are popping with excitement and ahas left and right, especially those who are working with someone who supports them because change is super scary.
Feeling supported and empowered is a necessary part of transformation, therefore I’d like to share with you the debut of my signature program on Monday May 7. This will be a group program that’ll offer for the first time yet it’s based on the individual work I do with my clients, both remotely and in person.
Today, I’m offering you a very special opportunity to work with me remotely at an affordable price within my online group program called Mariposas Transformational Program using my signature holistic balance aspects as our guide.
Click here to schedule a complimentary Discovery phone session so we can discover if this is the right program for you.
The Mariposas Transformational Program is ideal for individuals ready to move past their fears and take control of their lives, achieve balance by understanding what that means for them, and discovering their purpose so they live a life with happiness and peace of mind.
Sound like you? Awesome, let’s talk so click here and choose the Discovery phone session.
As it’s the first time (not last time) I launch this online program I want an intimate setting of 6-8 participants which will happen twice a month, for two hours a session within 6 months.
Join me today on this transformational journey launching on May 7, 2018.
Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from this program. 

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

Mindfulness March

We’re already in the 3rd month of the year and I feel as though I’ve progressed on my goals and also faltered in other areas.
February has felt as though there weren’t enough hours in the day with all the projects and activities I piled on my plate. Fortunately I’ve been part of an inaugural online program about how to be more mindful and creative. It’s helped wonders and has truly kept my stress levels down.
Also, in February a community was negatively impacted by a school shooting by a former student. This has shaken many people into further action and working together.
With so much going on in my personal life and hearing the news outside my bubble, I have to constantly remind myself to be present.
I’ve also noticed that many of my clients have also been struggling with this issue of being more present and I share with them lots of tools and techniques to BE HERE NOW!
i decided to share the wealth and will be offering tools and techniques to reduce anxiety, lower stress levels, lessen negative thinking and much more by being here now.
 I’ll be offering these tips here in the newsletter but offering others in Our Wheels of Life Facebook group and I encourage you to join us. Plus share your favorite tip about mindfulness.
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My first favorite tip I want to share with you is to use a meditation app. Choose 1 and dedicate time to use it at least 2x a week. My favorite is insight app, however calm is also good and many others.
whats you’re favorite?
please share either by replying or posting in Our Wheels of Lifefacebook 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 March and April 2018
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Journey Dance at Yoga Fest Nicaragua, March 3 and 4
March 6, Reiki Refresher in Nicaragua
March 25, Reiki 1 Coral Gables
April 6, 7-9pm Journey Dance at Keep it in the Heart

It’s time to love yourself up.

Reiki, is the best technique for self-care (in my humble opinion) because its purpose is for you to take a few minutes to yourself and place your hands anywhere on your body, state your intention, and believe (or feel) the energy flow into your body. Whenever I feel anxious, I touch my heart, if my head is going way too fast; hands go on my head, if my belly hurts; both hand flop naturally over.
We’ve been applying this technique in one way or another since the day we were born as a way to self sooth or share support with others. For example, when you cry, you cover your eyes, you get a boo boo; hands immediately flock over there.
Reiki enhances this self-soothing tool because the Reiki practitioner connects to spirit (god, universe, whatever), asks for help and believes the energy is flowing in. Sometimes you feel it and sometimes you don’t. However, after just a few minutes you do feel much calmer and the pain has decreased.
This year celebrates 8 years since I’ve incorporated Reiki into my life. I was using Reiki often with Yoli, my sister during her healing journey, especially when she was preparing to transition. It’s because of her that I learned Reiki and I’m so thankful. I really feel connected to her each time I offer someone, even myself, a healing session.
When I first learned, I did it for her because I wanted her to feel better. Then she passed on and I began to share it with others for stress and pain relief. However, there came a time in 2013, when Reiki became part of my everyday activities and it really clicked. I began to add Reiki to my intentions, daily meditations, shower, food, prayers to others, my physical body, my thoughts, loved ones, clients etc. It’s such a valuable tool and so easy to use that it’s second nature to me now. Whenever Reiki students complain about one thing or another, my first question is have you applied Reiki?
I’m beyond thrilled that I can share this gift so easily with others, especially when it was never in my plans (before 2012) to do so. I’m honestly still surprised on a daily basis that Reiki is a modality that I incorporate into my business practice and counseling sessions.
Also, because of Reiki, I’m now considered more than ever a Spiritual counselor as I assist people in enhancing their faith or releasing judgements about things they can’t logically explain (yep, like ghosts). I laugh at this now because it wasn’t too long ago when I questioned my own spiritual connection, now I’m considered an expert.
Through my Reiki classes (English and Spanish), I’ve been able to gift people the tool to use in finding their true purpose, healing chronic health issues, finding more peace within themselves, releasing anxiety and so much more.
Here are some testimonials offered by former students.
“I can now use it as a tool for self-healing and a way to get more in touch with the movement of energy.”
“I really enjoyed the way Paty taught the class, she explains the steps in detail and welcomes questions from her students at any time. She puts you at ease from the moment you step into the classroom and guides you every step of the way. Very informative and well prepared.” MJP​​​​​​​
Paty is a professional and enthusiastically teaches the principles of Reiki and its benefits. I’m confident that anyone wanting to learn about this energy practice will be in excellent hands with her teachings. SL
Ready for Reiki? Check out the upcoming dates I have for 2018 and choose the best one that works for you. I also travel and am willing to come to you and teach Reiki in your hometown.
If you have any questions or are curious if Reiki is right for you, schedule a discovery session with me today.
For those in Miami or can’t attend in person, fret not as I offer Reiki classes remotely as well. Yeah, it’s quite amazing how one can receive the attunement this way, after all energy doesn’t follow time or space like we do.
If you’ve already taken Reiki and want to attend as a refresher, let me know. However, I’ll be offering another Reiki Refresher online program mid year, so stay tuned.
Love on yourself with Reiki, join the movement
Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from learning Reiki.
Thank you for taking a moment for yourself as you practice self-care and stress release.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
Upcoming Reiki Classes
Click here to choose one of the classes and register online
Reiki 1, March 25, Coral Gables
Reiki 2, May 6, Massachusetts (private home)
Reiki 2, May 20, Coral Gables
Reiki 1, June 10, Coral Gables
Reiki 2, July 15, Coral Gables
Reiki 3, September 22(part a) and 23 (part b)
Reiki Refresher March 6, in Nicaragua

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)

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

Going Vegan.

I’ve decided that for the month of February, the month of love, I’m going to jump in the deep end and go vegan. I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time as a way to totally detox my body from the toxins and inflammation I’ve been experiencing lately. So, beginning February 1 I’ll cut out all animal products, including honey from my lifestyle, as I return to the basics. Then in March after I return from Nicaragua (March 7) I’ll slowly begin to reintroduce animal products into my life. Truth be told I’ve always been curious of what it’s like to be vegan but didn’t have the guts to do it because I thought it would be too hard.

Have you ever experienced being vegan? If so, please respond and share your story.

Honestly, it’s not so much about being vegan but about truly being aware of what I put into my mouth and on my body, much more than I am now. I’ve allowed myself to get out of health balance as I’ve skipped meals, low water intake, mindless eating, junk food, and just not planning my meals ahead of time. Sometimes I have to go to extremes in order to really pay attention, like waiting until the last minute to complete a deadline or adding too many tasks onto my agenda until I crawl into bed from exhaustion or leaving the country to appreciate what I have back home.

Can you relate?

I’m telling you this because this will ensure that I’m holding myself accountable. Also, if anyone is interested in joining me (please, please, please), we can support each other through video check ins and posting favorite recipes on Our Wheels of Life.  I love accountability partners.

I recently received a vegan starter kit from PETA and will be talking with vegan friends and working with a nutritional consultant to ensure my body remains in balance.

By going vegan I’ll be treating my body and mind with love as I’m more conscious of what I’m doing. After all if I don’t take care of myself, who will?

How will you celebrate yourself in the month of love??

Take Action With Clarity!

Earlier this week I attended a fun and motivating masterclass with Tiffany Nicole, Certified Transformational coach with Creative Insight Journey. There were at least 15 people in the free class engaged as they shared their intentions, goals, and named someone from their “itty bitty shitty committee.” Thanks Ana for coming out and playing.

Tiffany taught us a few tricks and tips that we could apply immediately in our lives for success. I’ve already applied 2 and have seen positive responses.

I’d like to share my biggest takeaway and one that’s already working. Earlier this year I shared with you my 3 words for 2018: momentum, freedom, and accountability. I have these words written throughout my apartment. Well, I’ve now added something else that makes it even more clear. Tiffany discussed the power of intention and as this month my theme is mindset, I figured this would be the best to share.

What makes an intention powerful is the belief. Resolutions often are hopes that people expect to come true yet an intention is faith that it’ll happen. Yet what’s also important is what you want to happen, which is where visualization comes into play.

Think of one thing you really want; a new car, career, more money, a better house, a relationship, etc. Now, visualize it or even better yet be a part of it. For example, if you want a new car go test drive the ones you want. If you want a new house go visit the areas you want to live in and perhaps houses that interest you. If you want a partner begin to look around your house and life to see if you’re ready for a relationship, then imagine yourself being in one. Feel the sensations, the emotions, etc.

Then state one intention, be clear and direct with an action step. Example, I want to live with financial abundance. My action step is to actively seek financial opportunities and have a monthly goal. Then, write this one intention and action step 5 times and place it around your living space so you can see it and repeat it everyday.

True story, on Wednesday I had just read the intention as I was preparing to leave to my office when my office assistant called me to tell me a client had just left me a cash balance. Although, I knew the balance was going to be paid at some point, it was still a surprise to receive that call (which doesn’t happen as I take care of my own payments) just after I read that intention.

So, take a moment after reading this, don’t put it off, and write an intention and an action step. Feel free to email me or share it on our Facebook group, Our Wheels of Life.

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  ​​​​​​​