Moving through loneliness

The other day I was talking with my 10 year old niece about how we find more comfort and friendships in books than we have in real life. She admitted to being lonely as she didn’t have any friends. I so related to her as I remember spending more days and weekends alone than I did in the company of others during many years of my life. Loneliness is like a shadow to me, always sneaking up whenever I turn a corner and looming over me for long periods of time.

I’ve become so accustomed to being alone that sometimes I feel really awkward when I’m around groups of people and I find myself sneaking into a quiet corner or even leaving the uncomfortable environment. More often than not I enjoy time on my own, yet there are times that I miss the closeness of others and sharing ideas. Since I began my business I’ve seen myself spend hours in front of the computer working rather than taking action and being around others.

Recently, I was feeling rather lonely and sad as I sat alone in my apartment wondering what to do that weekend for fun. A few months ago I set a goal to have more fun in Miami, at least once a month, that wasn’t work related. I find it almost funny that I’ve been back in Miami, my place of birth, for 4 years now after being gone for 15 years and still can’t say I have 1 good friend here. At least anyone I can truly call up and say, let’s go out for fun. Everyone I used to hang out with has moved on to another way of life really different from mine or has moved away. I do have 1 friend I’ve known for a few years but she’s usually really busy or prefers to spend time alone, which I totally understand.

I began to cry because I didn’t understand how this could be as I’m such a friendly person. Eventually I noticed that I was judging and beating myself up with each negative thought so I decided to confront my feelings of loneliness by questioning what could I do differently. I allowed myself to cry and release the emotions moving within me and then stood up and shook it off. Really I put on an awesome song and danced my heart out. Then, I walked around my apartment thinking to myself what am I really missing? How else have I been feeling supported and welcomed in other areas of my life. Almost immediately, the word tribe came into my mind.

Yes, how have I been building up my tribe? A tribe is a group of like minded people who come together in one way or another to empower each other in some aspect. In the past tribes were people of the same culture who lived or traveled together and helped each other survive by thriving within their various skills.

I then realized that I do have various tribes; my family, my clients and colleagues, my friends in other parts of the country and world, along with other tribes I’ve joined doing what I love through dancing, healing, and traveling.

Truth be told with so many people in this world, it still amazes me how many of us still feel so lonely and isolated. I then realized that I’m beginning to change that as I’ve been taking action by creating events and being part of ones that bring people together. Miami is full of such events, it’s just up to me to say yes to what would bring me the most joy. I have a choice to be around others or be alone. I’ve been choosing loneliness for fear of being uncomfortable and now, I choose to move past that as I set out to be more around my tribes. Oooh, it feels so empowering!!

I may still feel lonely at times yet now I feel so much more inspired to do more local events and connect with others as I continue to enhance my tribes. This then deepens my roots where I’m at so I can continue to bloom.

With each event I create (see below) I take steps to close the loneliness gap for myself and others which is such a blessing.

I’d love to hear from you.

What tribes do you belong to?

When you feel lonely what action steps do you take to move forward into the light?

Love and hugs,

Paty Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

                                       2018 Upcoming In Person Events

JUNE 3: Healing Arts Holistic Expo at the Gables 2018

JUNE 10: Usui Reiki I Certification Class 

JUNE 23: Energy Healing Sessions at Tropical Park Farmer’s Market 

JUNE 23: Journey Dance at Crossfit Boundless, 4-6pm

JUNE 24: Family Stress Less Sunday on Giralda Plaza

JULY 14: Reiki 2 Certification class

JULY 29: Reiki 1 in North Carolina

SEPTEMBER 29-30: Usui Reiki III* Certification Class

Questions, comments choose a discovery session!

 

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Happily Joining The Herd With Updates To Our Privacy Policy And Terms Of Use

By now if you’re on other listservs you’ve received emails about companies updating their privacy policy and terms of use. I was inspired by them to take action and dust off and update our privacy policy so I can proudly share it with my tribe.

Although this is an European Union (EU) law, our websites are frequently visited by EU citizens and we do collect some data from EU and worldwide users, such as: ad tracking, Google analytics, emails, phone numbers and address information when you make a purchase or do a voluntary opt in to our web forms.

As my tribe, my community, I, we (my team) value your privacy and we’re committed to protect your personal data, contacts, and anyone who visits our website and other social media locations where we collect information. Within our company we value confidentiality and empowerment with our tribe, which includes protecting and safeguarding information. Therefore, we’ve chosen to comply with GDPR to show our commitment to protecting your data. As Mariposas Holistic Healing grows, we, actively design and embrace features with privacy.

This policy can be viewed by clicking this link and the document will soon be uploaded to our website.

By continuing to remain on this listserv from May 23, 2018, you acknowledge our updated Privacy Policy and agree to our updated Terms of Use.

As our company grows and evolves, we’ll continue to focus on strengthening and improving our privacy practices and tools, for the benefit of our clients, contacts, and website visitors.

If you no longer want to receive great content and updates from us.  We totally understand and you will be missed. Please use the link below to unsubscribe.

P.S. I admire you and am humbled by your support. Thank you for allowing me to show up in your inbox and share my best stuff on inspiring, empowering, and balancing your life towards health and happiness.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

When In Doubt, Just Ask

This time 8 years ago I was sitting on my sister’s hospital bed in our room at our parents’ apartment in Key Biscayne. I was staring out the window with her hand in mine as she gently slept. I recalled how just last year I was at her apartment listening to her talk about she was going to beat the cancer and spread out her arms highlighting all of her books on cancer, natural healing, chakras, and so much more. She had affirmations written on all of her walls reminding her how amazing and beautiful she was, plus how she was healing.

It was only 1 year ago when she introduced me to energy healing, green smoothies, raw food, affirmations, and oracle cards. She had embraced these techniques and seeing a counselor as her choice of treatment to clear the cancer from her body. I remember listening to her talk about chakras (no idea what they were at the time) and how she believed her cancer stemmed from her inability to speak her truth for so long plus insecurities she struggled with. It was truly hard for me to understand some of the things that she told me about back then.

Now, 8 years later, I’m the one sharing these techniques and so much more with people who find me because the universe merged our paths. I believe with all of my heart that Yoli’s journey has helped me to really look within myself to heal as I’m able to support others on their healing path.

Honestly, after Yoli passed away I did shy away from many of these energetic discussions and natural healing techniques. I dove head first into staying super busy with graduate school while living in New Mexico and not really thinking about what she taught me. Yet, Spirit had other plans for me and began to place in my path people and opportunities that have truly shaped who I am today as a person and business.

In 2013 the year I graduated with my Masters, I also became a Reiki Master/Teacher. I vowed then that my mission would be to empower others, like Yoli, on their healing journey and offer them support and kindness by being present with them.

Honestly, this journey does have it’s ups and downs as I struggle to find my own entrepreneur path while also dealing with personal issues that come up from time to time. What helps me through these challenging times is my personal practice of Reiki, meditation, and reading of the oracle cards.

If you’ve worked with me at any time then you may have received a reading from my Angel or Nature Whispers deck so you understand the power these have to move hesitations or doubts from your mind.

On Mother’s Day, after completing my personal practice I drew a card from the deck and received Gratitude and Appreciation (below). For me the card confirmed that even when I’m struggling or sad or miss my mom, sister or other loved ones that have passed to focus on gratitude and appreciation. I felt it was a sign from my mom as I would always shower her with gratitude and her she was sending me her appreciation. The picture depicts the innocence of a child with a magical creature, full of love for one another.

I believe the purpose of oracle card readings is not to know my future but to seek confirmation when I doubt my pathSometimes we don’t have all the answers, yet the cards we choose say exactly what we need to hear.

So, when I’m in doubt as if I’m on the right path or my next idea is the correct one, I pull a card from my deck and receive the confirmation I need. Then, I move forward and take action as I believe it’s what Spirit wants me to do to fulfill my purpose in life.

I’d love to hear from you, what’s your experience with oracle cards?

Do you have a favorite deck?

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

Thank you Mothers, gift for you!

      Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers!

Not a day goes by that I don’t talk to my mother and thank her for all that she’s taught me. I share with her my frustrations, my hopes, my adventures, and so much more. She’s become such a better listener now that she’s in heaven as she doesn’t interrupt with her advice. ha ha!! Although I do miss that too, especially her voice.

I remember the first time I was able to share my gift of Reiki with her and was so excited about it. Normally, it was her taking care of me and now I could take care of her so she could relax. It was fall 2011 and I had just taken a semester off of graduate school so I could focus on being with her at home as she had surgery to remove a tumor from her spine. She had been diagnosed with cancer that month.

She laid down on the massage table I set up in my parent’s living room with the drapes open to look over the ocean (that was for my personal benefit). I began with my customary routine; confirmed she was comfortable, turned on soft meditation music, and placed lavender oil on my hands so she could smell it as I placed them a few inches above her nose.

I then began to move my hand over her body looking for energetic blocks and placed crystals over the areas so they could pull the stuck energy. Using my hands I slowly moved from the top of her head towards the bottom of her feet. During this time I heard her gentle snore and I smiled for I know how hard it was for her to fully relax and allow someone else to take care of her. Finally, when I finished her session (both front and back) I gently called her back to the present.

She mentioned how relaxed she felt and her pain had greatly decreased. The look on her face confirmed that. I then made her a relaxing tea and we sat down to talk.

Reiki has been a relaxation tool that I could share with people in person and remotely with amazing benefits for the recipient. I’ve been able to travel around the world offering healing services and share Reiki within multiple cultures. I’m also privileged to teach Reiki to anyone willing to learn (check out my local classes below).

For this Mother’s Day I want to give back and share with the first 10 mothers who respond to this email will only pay $85 for 2, 45 minute relaxing stress release session. Yes, that’s 2 for the price of 1. Special ends June 30, 2018.

Yes, gift certificates are available. Purchase 1 for your mother today, she’ll totally appreciate it.

Click here to book an in person Mother’s Day session (scroll all the way down) or call/text me to schedule a remote session or purchase a gift certificate. 

You deserve time to simply lay back like my mother did many years ago and just let go as someone loves on you.
P.S. Receive a special essential oil gift in exchange for a video testimonial after your session.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
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Embracing Your Purpose (4 Spots Left)

      Mariposas Transformation Online Program

Imagine what your life would be like if for 6 months you stepped out of your comfort zone as you shared your truths with others.

Imagine if by speaking authentically you were supported and appreciated.

I guarantee…

You would open up more.

You would feel more powerful.

You would experience an energy surging within you.

You would try new and fun activities.

You would learn tools and techniques you could apply every day to release stress.

You would connect with others struggling with similar feelings.

Say yes today and give yourself the gift of joining a small group of individuals ready to push through limiting beliefs and step into the light via a confidential online program.

Learn how to set specific and small goals that you will accomplish along with accountability.

Join me in the launch of my new online group program, May 21, as together we transform with love and empowerment.

Doors close Friday May 11, 2018

To learn more, I’ve opened up my schedule to offer 20 minute discovery calls to verify if this is the right program for you! Click here to schedule the discovery session.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

My “Secret” To Releasing Stress

Do you wince at the word stress?

If you could, would you remove the word from your vocabulary?

Stress can sometimes be an icky word yet I actually love it because when I say it at some point in a conversation to someone then that means there’s something happening in my life that’s causing me to feel imbalanced. Keep in mind stress can be both positive and negative, however, when most people when they say it describe it as negative. Awareness of the stressful situation is the first step and then taking action on finding ways to reduce the energetic impact is the next one.

Recently, I had 2 stressors in my life that really weren’t serving me in the long run, meaning they didn’t vibrate with me. One, was a cat named Fiona and the other was a man I began dating who I met through an online dating site, which I really don’t like to do anyways. Fiona came into my life when I was contemplating being more responsible and rooted as I now had my own apartment. I thought it was time to share my life with another being that I could love and receive love, so I thought let’s start with a cat as I love cats. So, the universe brought her to me in January and for a month it was awesome. Then my reality set in as I began to travel and was very busy in my life.

I felt bad for her. She actually cried for attention and it pulled at my heart, causing me to feel stress and guilt. I knew then I had to make a decision to find her a new home because I wasn’t able to give her what she needed. I set my intention, practiced my Reiki ritual, and began to tell people that she needed a new home. I have to be honest that I received lots of comments from my loved ones that were sarcastic in nature, meaning they were telling the truth in the form of a joke about my wanting to pass on the cat after so little time. However, I knew it was the right thing to do.

I’m happy to say that earlier this week, someone who took care of Fiona last year picked her up and took her to her home where she’ll live with 6 other cats. It’s a win, win situation and I feel a weight has been lifted.

The second stressor was a man I was dating for a couple of months and really didn’t tell anyone about him because I was still testing the waters with him. Since the beginning there were moments of frustration because I didn’t feel he understood me yet I pushed through trying to understand if it was just me or we really didn’t jive. I noticed that I would vent about him to others and at one point I realized I’m feeling stressed about a man I recently met.

Finally, after a recent date in which I became annoyed with him about a conversation we were having I told him the truth and said it’s time to move on. When asked if there was something he did, I replied no, the issue is with me as I know what I want in a man and his actions showed me that he didn’t offer what I wanted. His response when I told him about what I look for in a man, rather my ideal partner, “you’re looking for perfection.” I knew then I made the right decision because what I sought was someone with similar values and motivation. So, I too let him go and am so thankful because in the past I would have hung on for fear of being alone.

By releasing the situations that were causing me stress and I would complain about I now feel so much lighter and happier.

Are you currently struggling with stressors in your life that you’re unsure how to handle?

Are you ready to focus on releasing those stressors and achieve the life you know you’re meant to live?

Join me on May 21 as I launch Mariposas Transformation online group program. For 6 months we’ll break through your struggles in a loving environment and intimate community.

Schedule a complimentary discovery call with me and let’s discuss if this is the right fit for you. I’m only accepting 10 individuals at this time and I have space currently for 6 more people.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to respond to this email as I love to hear from you. ​​​​​​​

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

Dirtiest vegetables and fruits in 2018 to avoid.

As we enter Earth Day weekend I wanted to share a resource by the Environmental Working Group, EWG, which helps to release stress around food as it has released its dirtiest dozen fruits and vegetables list. This is my go to list to know what fresh and frozen produce has the most pesticides on it so I can avoid them. Eating organic is awesome yet it’s not always financially feasible, so by using this list you can save money yet most importantly you can reduce stress in your body and of your loved ones.

I have this list printed on my fridge so when I make my grocery list I mark an O next to the ones I should purchase organically.

Eating healthy is one way for self-care and stress release as you’re consciously putting into your body foods that provide the most nourishment which is the gasoline your body needs to flourish everyday. If you’re eating the rainbow everyday, meaning your meals have a variety of colors, then you’re doing really well and you’re immune system has to work less. This isn’t about being on a diet, it’s about creating a lifestyle that assists your body to heal daily and enhance your immune system.

Within my Mariposas Transformation Program launching next month we’ll be discussing foods and colors that help bring your body into your balance. Each color has a different vibration which increases or decreases the energy in your body depending on your needs. You’ll receive recipes within the program and will be able to post ones that you’ve created in our private Facebook group to share with others in the program. We’ll make eating so much fun and creative so that each time you’re in the kitchen you’re excited to be there.

Print out the list today or visit EWG.org for the dirty dozen list, plus lots of other goodies. Vote with your dollars and choose the vegetables and fruits that are the healthiest for you and our planet.

Reply to this email if you’re interested in learning more about my upcoming online program. Space is limited to 10 and I already have 2 people who’ve signed up.

Join us as we launch May 21, the day my sister transformed into an angel 8 years ago and to whom this program is dedicated to.

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Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

Putting Yourself First Is A MUST

Transform Your Life and Balance Your Life Holistically

Mariposas Transformation Online Group Program 

Do you ever feel like you are:

– Isolated and trying to do your personal development all alone?

– Going from workshops to books to audios, without a foundation or scalable plan for your holistic wellbeing?

– Walking a path yet unsure if it’s the right direction for you?

– Feeling frustrated because your thoughts seem to overwhelm every step you take?

– Running around in circles, feeling like you’re taking action but STILL not getting where you think you should be?

I have felt your pain!!

Time and time again these questions and feelings surfaced for me as I felt unbalanced, without purpose, and sadly felt alone more often than not.

In a world with billions of people in it, I found it to be such a sad experience because honestly there’s no need to experience this loneliness.

Truth is we live in developed countries yet sometimes it doesn’t feel as such because we’re constantly being told through marketing and society what we need to do, say, or wear in order to feel fulfilled and enough.

I have come to find out that instead of fighting against the status quo and wearing masks all the time to take my power back by coming to a place of inner peace, trust, and self love exactly how I am.

Within my personal practice and using my holistic balance assessment I’ve been able to arrive at a place of doing less and being more as I have released feelings of GUILT so I can focus on what’s more important; practicing self care and self respect. I have arrived at a place of feeling completely fulfilled and satisfied.

I’ve learned that I don’t have to do this inner work alone for there is immense power of health and healing, when we connect with a group of likeminded people, in a safe space and supportive environment.

I now apply these experiences and tools into my professional practice and have been leading my clients individually through my signature system called Mariposas Transformation with remarkable success.

I’ve taken a step forward and created a group online program so I can offer this to more people and to enhance the community I’ve been building.

The program is open to a small group of 10 people as I really want to create an intimate setting so everyone can be heard.

Let’s join together – combining our right and left brain, our hearts, and spirituality with holistic wisdom, fun, and inspiration in a confidential and healing environment.

Are you ready to put yourself first for a change?

Are you ready to embrace and trust your own body’s wisdom and to nourish all parts of who you are?

You’ll excel in this group program if:

  • You have an intention and vision for your calling towards wholeness and wellbeing as you define what it means to you.
  • You’ve made the leap and declared that you are making yourself a priority
  • You’re excited about listening and speaking to others who are going through similar struggles and exchanging tools.
  • You’re prepared to commit to a group process that is only limited by the amount of energy and commitment you put into it.
  • You’re willing to let go of limiting beliefs, old stories, and toxic patterns so you can do what you must to become who you really are.
  • You’re finally ready to devote yourself to your own unique and authentic path.
  • Both inner and outer components of your nourishment need renewed attention.
  • You’ve worked with me in the past and you’re ready to do this in a group program.

This group program is NOT right for you if:

  • You’re at the very beginning of discovering your motivation behind creating a life that you love and don’t yet have an understanding of your personal development
  • You don’t like working in a group and community setting…you prefer one-to-one support.
  • You’re not coachable and are unwilling to receive feedback and insights to help you get out of your own way.
  • You’re not interested in being vulnerable and truth telling about your journey.

I’ll be launching the program May 21 which is a super duper special day as it marks the day Yoli, my sister transitioned 8 years ago. I dedicate this launch to her.

Doors for the program will be closing May 15th so respond to this email today to secure your spot.

Your Investment:

Option 1: Pay in full by May 8, $450 and receive a complimentary remote energy healing session which you can schedule anytime.

Option 2: Recurring payment plan: $100 a month, beginning when you register for the program and continuing that same day every month.

First 3 people who sign up will receive an individualized guided meditation specific to your needs.

If you have any questions please feel free to hit reply and let me know.

Love and hugs,

Paty Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

Invitation for Beta Testers only!

         Mariposas Transformational Online Program

                                                              Beta Invitation!

If you’ve been following me via this newsletter or social media you know by now that I’ve had a recent accident, a simple trip and fall with devastating results. Due to this accident I fractured a bone in my left wrist, scraped my right elbow, and a hole in my right knee which became infected and painful.

For over a week my life had been temporarily disrupted.  I’m so thankful for the Affordable Care Act which provided me with health insurance for it paid for many of my health care bills. Last week I dedicated most days to solely taking care of myself so my body can heal. During this down- time I chose to really dig in as to why this accident happened. I believe everything happens for a reason and I knew there was a message within this accident.  

While I focused on my self-care I opted not to see clients for an entire week. Yet I saw  what can happen to my life and business if I continue along the path that I’m on, which is shrouded in fear and unknown. I have many ideas yet just as many insecurities which are preventing me from really launching Mariposas the way I want to see it fly. 

One of those amazing ideas has been to create a signature program based on my holistic balance 7 aspect assessment. If you’ve worked with me, then you know what I’m talking about. 

I’m choosing now to move past fear and take the path of imperfect action. Therefore on May 21st I have chosen to launch my signature online group program for 6 months. This day has significant meaning for me because it’s on this day 8 years ago Yoli, my older sister, transitioned and so I dedicate this Beta Launch to her.

The jist of the program is that for 6 months we will meet bi-weekly via Zoom, a confidential video conferencing program, so you can join from where you are in this beautiful world, headsets are highly encouraged. I’ll continue to share more within the next few weeks. I’ve decided to open this program to a limited amount of people to ensure an intimate setting.

This accident reminded me about the importance of community and of reaching out for help. When we connect with a group of like-minded people in a safe and confidential environment there is an intense power of health and healing, for we realize that many of the thoughts in our heads are also shared by others.

There’s never a right time to be hurt or sick which increases our levels of stress. Therefore, by investing in yourself, learning tools for self care, and embracing a community of supportive people you can  achieve a life with peace of mind and happiness regardless of the chaos that may happen in your life.

Curious to learn more?, I’ve opened up my schedule to offer 20 minute discovery calls to verify if this is the right program for you! 

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

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