Feels Of Mantra was born 2018 in sunny Los Angeles, CA. So let's go back to the beginning.
It all started at age 25,I was going through a mid life crisis. At the time I was working at a rehab center for drugs and alcohol and let me tell you working there was so challenging.I did not know what I was getting myself into. You must ask how I got myself in that position. Well, I am glad you asked. In the beginning of 2016, my husband and I had the opportunity to move to the Valley a.k.a L.A, because my cousin heard that we were planning to move to Austin, Texas so my husband can pursue his culinary dream. At the moment my cousin had a condo that was vacant and she said Los Angeles would be great for him to start his culinary dream and she didn't want us to move. My husband wanted to work for a chef out in Encino that he saw on top chef. He thought it would actually be a great idea. so we jumped on the opportunity. My cousin who is a nurse reached out and mentioned that they were hiring at her job and I should look into it since I was going out there jobless. So I said why not!
Guess what guys? I got the JOB!!! so I went with the flow and knew it would be temporary.
I had to start off working NOC Shifts which means my shift would start from 11p.m to 7 a.m.
It was so intense because I've never done anything like this before and It got to the point where I started hallucinating. I kept telling myself this is just temporary.Well a month in, they changed my schedule to a normal schedule. I was so relieved. So my role there was called a Technician. I was there to keep an eye out on the clients, basically hanging out with a friend and making sure they did their chores. They would have to participate Monday- Friday by going into groups with the therapist or facillator. I would take them to the beach, movies, shopping and made sure they behaved well. I had to do other crazy duties but I won't go into details maybe another time. It's because of this job that changed my perspective about life. I met so many amazing souls and one thing I started to notice is Self-Love was something we all needed to work on.Many harm themselves inside and out with drugs or alcohol or both to numb the pain and block out all there problems. No one wants to deal with their issues and feel different emotions, instead they want to act like everything is ok because it's the easy route.I started to care about these individuals that were going through this, I would listen, learn from there situation. It was like a roller coaster, their would be crazy busy days and some not so crazy.
As days past by a facilator would come by to do the groups here and there and for some reason her aura was so attractive and I was like hmmm, she is a meditation facilitator.
What is even mediation and why are the clients so calm when they come out of her groups.
I started to do my research and during all this I realized I was taking care of others first before taking care of myself. I was going through a crisis, I didn't know who I was as a person, I was lost!
I was giving, giving, giving myself to everyone. I finally decided to make a change and work on myself and learned that it is ok to be selfish. Little by little I started learning about self-care, mediation, yoga, eating healthy, journaling my thoughts, gratitude, reading self-development books, listening to a podcast, I can go on...All thanks to this facilitator
So many things I started to discover and love.
I was slowly incorporating these things into my morning and evening ritual. I am not perfect and their are times that I don't do all of these things all the time.
The only thing I do keep up with is by lighting a candle every morning, setting an intention and having a weekly mantra as I meditate and just being grateful.
These actions for me personally has helped me set the tone for my day and stay in-tune with myself.
My journey has been rough, I've learned so much about myself. I still have a lot of learning to do. So far, I am loving who I am becoming each and everyday.
Now this is where my candle business comes into play. Like I mentioned before, I didn't know what I was doing with my life, one day I found out that the candles I was buying and lighting were not so good for me to inhale. So jokingly as I was telling my husband I should just make my own candles for myself and make non-toxic feel good candles.
He said, why not you should look into it.
I said hmmmm maybe. Well a month later a booklet came in the mail ,
guys you know the Adults community college booklet that come here and there.
keep in mind I normally just toss them.
This time I opened it and as I was going through the pages I see right at the bottom candle making class!
my husband was in the same room as me and I said
OMG, look! candle making class,
he said you should sign up. and I said I will next week.
So I did!
I was getting out of my comfort zone and going by myself.
Well to make it short, The teacher was talking about how you can create a business with candle making and I was like hmmm but never thought about it that way, Well I started learning how to make my own candles then started to give them as gifts.
People were reaching out to me that they wanted to buy my candles and I was like ummmmm, I am not selling them but I can make you some for free.
Then it slowly clicked, I enjoy making candles, it gives me light, it sparks me up and this tool helps me set the tone for the day, Maybe I can start a business and this is my why! I started to take more candle classes and educated myself.
I honestly did not know what I was getting myself into. I started to do a business plan and make a list, I know it was candles but what was the meaning behind the candles. Why does this bring me so much joy. I started to go over my morning ritual and it clicked
I always start my morning by lighting a candle and a mantra. Which changed my life. That's all I knew at the time.
Then one day as I heading to my 9 to 5 job, I was listening to a podcast they were talking about how mantras make them feel good.
I was like yes!!!! mantras do make me feel good! so I parked and immediately wrote down Feels Of Mantra!!! I texted my husband and he said hmmm, play around with it some more, I was like NO! it just felt so right to me! Let me read you what I wrote in my phone.
I am here to share my light and remember to shine your light because the world needs it.
I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.