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Word of the Month

To trust a person is not about another, it is more about you. Trust is not something that is gained or earned it is a vibration of love, of earnest, of kindness, of sharing, of knowing of surrender.

Many times I have trusted a person, a situation knowing they will “let me down.” But let me down from what?

My egoic version of who I wanted them to be for me, my investment in them to be this illusion that suits me, or better still my distraction to trust another because I don’t trust myself enough.

Direct your trust towards what matters, TRUST Source because if Source wants you to have this experience for growth, for benefit, for realization good or bad then trust Source and what others poor agenda may be will be revealed to them minus your illusionary disappointment.
Your relationship with TRUST this month is between you and Source as you are the Source of your own suspiciousness, your own disconnection and your own knowing.
I trust that this exercise in thought will bring you closer to the less sabotaging drama and more knowing what you need to accomplish, revisit, redo and clean so not to manifest situation that you needed to clean anyway.
Trust the ideas, trust the messages, trust the dreams and trust the journey that does not make any sense but it makes perfect sense to you!


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Hi there & Happy Beltane
Thank you all for the heart felt birthday wishes as I floricked in the mountains of Idyllwild hiking, eating and sleeping in my happy place. Now for me to wish you the many blessings of Beltane or May Day as it is commonly referred to. This is the day between Spring and Summer that marks the dawn of the season of love, fertility, the up-and-coming harvest and most of all the ritual to protect that harvest. This is the ritual flower crowns were worn and dancing around the maypole symbolic of the phallus of the masculine being entwined by the feminine. Our sexual energy is an important part of our life-force (chi, prana, ki) as it churns our adrenals to produce the crops of our creativity thus preventing shut down. This is the time to make those ideas into reality but creativity is not about ideas its about the creating/doing of those ideas, rolling up the sleeves.  
Now that we are in the throws of Mercury Retrograde, Mars Retrograde in fact all the heavens are in retrograde which is creating a lot of pressure and conflict, trust and surrender. But conflict is more than just locking horns it is a clearing of the unsaid, an electrical blast to rid the atmosphere of ambiguity as we move forward into having everything out in the open. Now is the time to get really real about why you are doing what you are doing as Motivational Mars is not there for you to push through. Things might feel futile and that you are never going to make a difference so why bother, right? But, this is the perfect opportunity to dig deep and silence all those little voices telling you what to do and figure out what is important to you and why oh why do  I love it so much. 

This Retrograde rethink, redo, reintegrate all the Taurus areas of your life as Taurus is material, money, possessions, the material aspects and ask yourself “what do you value?” What is the financial value of your artistic skills, getting paid for them, what is the soul value and your soul questions?

Do you want the next level of you financial potential and
are you willing to put a financial value on your soul skills. Do you value the inspirational, creative and spiritual side of life financially. If you are called to travel to mystical places, to study teachings how do you support those desires financially as they are as much goals as buying a car. This May your self esteem, level of worth, enoughness needs to be balanced with higher realms that your financials facilitate. The financial aspects are but the byproduct of gratitude, blessings and living your Joy to trust you will be taken care of as you are walking your path.

What choices would you make today differently if you had a million dollars in the bank, well begin to make those choices no matter your bank balance. Sometimes the greatest blockage to that abundance is your own inner fear that you will lose it and derail yourself as the saboteur is dancing in mercury, can you feel it? You must have dialogue with your shadow side as the Mercury trickster is dancing, missing appointments, getting times mixed up and entangling communication.
Slow down, knuckle down and redo, revisit as June is blast off and you will  not have the time! Thank you to all who volunteered for our Journey to Joy with students stories we are working hard behind the scenes to bring forth a redone, reworked and regenerated website filled with more light, joy and tools for you to reattune yourself, empower and tackle the cosmic forces that force us to reinvent, cast off, grow and more of all listen to our own connection.
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Lakshmi Meditation every Thursday w/ Soffeah

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Every morning as we start our day, we have the opportunity to dive into the abundance of possibilities and new cycles. You can choose what seeds you sow for birthing of new ideas, projects or even a new you. Germination of new seeds requires that there is abundance in their nurturing. Join Soffeah in connecting with Goddess Laxmi (Luck-shmee) who is an energetic expression of Abundance, Prosperity and Fortune. We will recite the Laxmi mantra 108 times and meditate with the intervals of silence that gives birth to sound and the sound that gives meaning to silence. When you initiate something with the vibration of abundance, it multiplies in magical ways in this energy space continuum. There are many who want to give more in this world but we also need to expand our ability to receive more… more vitality, more joy, more laughter, more love, more success. Question is are you willing to continue expanding in it?

Mantras are deeply connected to the vibrational essence of the sound generated and it’s repetition transcends one’s chatter mind state to stillness.

Investment: $21





The Journey to Joy w/ Soffea
Youtube webisodes
Soffeah is embarking on another Joy and she will be hosting a new interview talk show  The Journey to Joy. At the core of our being everyone wants to be happy and live a joy full life. Each one of us has a unique path and a story to tell. Tune in to the Pause in Joy Youtube channel to listen wonderful stories from people as we unravel their personal Journey to Joy through this in
credible journey. Joy inspires Joy, bringing more Joy at
it merges with the oneness of Joy. 
If you are Pause in Joy student and would like to contribute your Journey to Joy, please contact Soffeah at to schedule an interview.



May 11th, Online Reiki Circle 
7pm – 8pm
As our Joy connection is getting more powerful the community is going through a rapid transfiguration.  Zoom Gathering gives the community the opportunity deepen, expand and remember the teachings to push further. This is when we do it, no time to stop, tap on the go, no time to procrastinate, tap in and expand. Double the doing, efficient time expansion
 and most of all doing what you need to do when you need to do it!!! It is very easy
to drop your practice and if this has happened get back on the wagon and go-go-go! 
I will be guiding us all through a visualization meditation as some students seem to have amnesia and forgotten the teaching of their own energy source. We will then
, send Reiki to aspects, years incomplete with a little EFT for the vibration of that week cropping up. Fortunately we have each other and I look forward to seeing more of you leap forward to where you should be and you know it.
If you are feeling that you do not want to do this then its an indicator of your own resistance and/or if you think you do not need any help this is pride. Either way if you wish to stay where you are at then our work is complete and accept where you are at and wondering why you don’t have what you want in life.
Suggested Donation: $20 


Reiki Tuning & The Buddha’s Birthday 
(Happy Vesak)
Saturday May 14th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Our Reiki Circle will be on Buddha’s celebration of his birth, enlightenment and death that is why we have moved it to Saturday to pay homage. This Reiki Tuning and Joy Circle will focus on recoding or activating the code that lies within you
without the auto-safe of the ego kicking in to sabotage or block you in a myriad of ways. 
Each person will receive their tuning as well as their own unique message that comes through that they will meditate upon post circle. This space and opportunity that has been created over ten years by this community is now going into orbit as the amazing healers, creatives and way showers get to practice on each other. We are here to bring forth more Joy but first we must defragment the tendencies and programs that can be in your way. Please bring your totems of projects, business cards, headshots, photographs, vision boards that you are out of alignment with to have a visual connection that allows you a greater focus for your intent.
Each individual attending will receive the gift of a one-to-one healing attunement by one of Pause in Joy’s amazing Reiki Masters. This divine space of supercharged intention can clear blockages, form clarity, increase empowerment, release toxins that are no longer relevant.
If you have experienced Dr. Emoto’s work with the water crystals we will be using the Hado in the form of the Kotodama. This ancient art of intoning is not often taught in Reiki but Pause in Joy is fortunate to bring forth this tradition. Each circle produces its own special energetic vibration, everyone brings their own uniqueness that can result in epiphanies, a deep sense of connection to your higher self as well as the ability to stay longer
pausing in your Joy.
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The Artist’s Way Book Club w/Soffeah
Begins May 17th every Tuesday ends
Aug 2nd
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Whether you identify and label yourself as an artist or not, we all have an inner creative side – mostly untapped and hidden. How you relate to this inner creative varies across different backgrounds and personalities. A creative doesn’t necessarily mean someone who is associated with music and arts only. You could be a creative in how you approach even the technical or business world.

I am starting this inner exploration with The Artist’s Way book club that encompasses 12-weeks of exercises. I will be guiding and working with you to really discover your inner artist or take the existing one to a new level. We are currently in Mars retrograde until
June end giving us this wonderful opportunity to tap into the mental resources and make a deeper shift using the power of our creativity.The book club starts on 17th May and will be every Tuesday at 7:30 pm until 2nd August which happens to be the new moon in Leo. We take what we have nurtured and discovered in this book club cycle on the new moon and intent a greater creative launch in whatever you are working on or wish you harness in your projects.Here is the link to the book: will be a donation based book club.
Suggested Donation: $10/week
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Teaching the EGO to Heel
Friday 13th, 7.30pm,
In person and Online


This is one the most powerful workshops that has not been available since 2012. Training the ego to heel, to listen, to trust and to have courage before it sabotages your opportunities but first you need to admit it is lurking and making strange decisions as you are not hardwired for pleasure.

This will turn you inside out. And if you want a powerful shift then this is it. Understand you EGO, use it, utilize it and if you are told you need to kill it then that is your ego killing your own ego. This workshop clarifies the power held in the ego and how you can use this for your expansion.


Between this chakra and the heart chakra is the greatest expansion as we connect the WILL to the heart. Many times the ego held in the solar plexus chakra is hated on and blamed for undesireable aspects of your personality or behaviors. This workshop is about enhancing this powerful energy center to work with you rather than against you.The ego sits in the solar plexus area of the body where your liver, pancreas and spleen all try to regulate and remove toxins- not just the physical toxins but your resistance to expansion, your bravery and courage to take the leap of faith from your smallness. We will use pranayama to open this chakra and expand the diaphragm to be physical working in harmony with the mind=body connection and then a little Emotional Freedom Technique to release the smallness and meditation to seal in the expansion.  But in between is where the magic will be.

We are going to sit down with your ego-adversary and not leave the table until this has been thrashed out. Be prepared to meet your protector as it thinks it knows best. This workshop is for all who wish to start new business, be all they can be, lead a life of joy and expansion. Space will be limited to warriors who want to win.

Investment: $33


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Learn the Reiki Path to Living you Joy 

Be the change you want to see in the World starts with you!

This healing, spiritual path, journey, way I have created is based on the Hero’s Journey to know thyself be true. As it is only once we clean our own personal individual energy that we connect collectively in oneness for the betterment of humanity. So why should you bother doing any spiritual work?

Well for one, you didn’t come here to be an accountant, bra sales person or mechanic; you came here to bring forward the treasure that lies within you and perhaps you don’t even know what that is but don’t you think it is work exploring, because I do!

For me to make you, your own Hero I’m going to push you, be the bad guy, be the good guy, be the villain, be the loved one, be whatever you decide you want me to be for you to reach for your greatness. Ever notice how people go around looking for Guru’s to disappoint them and then they find the ones that do disappoint them, bingo you were right and got what you wanted. Now what, did the ego win another delay to do what you need to do when you need to do it? That’s just another barricade to loving, devoting, giving yourself over – You see a Guru doesn’t do it to you, a Guru is only there to shine light on what you are not seeing, being and ultimately cease your game of hide and seek with yourself. Peek a boo, I see you and that can be scary, relieving and vulnerable – Ready to be free?

Pause in Joy Reiki Books available prior to class.
Reiki III and Masters will be discussed with Patti directly due to the work need to prepare.  
If any of these dates do not work for your schedule please email and we can sync our calendars and get you going.  Reiki Master Teacher Training, please email for appointment to discuss application.   

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Reiki I Re-Membering your Light 
Los Angeles w/Patti,
May 7th and May 18th  (1 Day)
San Francisco,
May 28th
Long Beach, w/Soffeah,
May 14th and May 28th


Reiki One teaches awakens that they are energetic beings having a physical experience. This awakening of energetic alignment to the subtle bodies re-establishes a discernment of the mind, body and soul connection to everything. This infinite unified field of CONSCIOUSNESS taps you into the the grid of our own healing, knowing, empowerment and self-centered peacefulness.

Focusing on this subtle life-force energy that underlies everything gives each student the opportunity to shift anything in their life before it manifests physically.

The possibilities unveiled reveal a new world with new creative potential liberated from fears, anxiety, procrastination, undisciplined apathy and jealousy. Each student has a different journey as each person’s TRUTH is revealed to them uniquely. The path of living your fullest life is in your own hands as the self-healing modality is only a small part of a larger journey to the THINKING problem that plagues society.  

Class Duration: 1 day

– Includes Pause in Joy Reiki I workbook to be read before class

-Vegetarian Lunch Provided
If any of these dates do not work for your schedule please email and we can sync our calendars and get you going.  Reiki Master Teacher Training, please email for appointment to discuss application. 

“Choosing your Reiki Master is part as much part of the attunement as the attunement itself.”

– Patti Penn

Reiki II : The Conscience Becomes Conscious

May 16th & 17th, 2 days w/Patti

May 7th & 8th, 2 days w/Soffeah

Reiki II is at least 30 days post Reiki I as students know when they are ready for this level as a specific aspect will rise from the consciousness telling me you are ready.  This level of Reiki at Pause in Joy is known by students’ as the #gamechanger. It is for students wishing to forge a deeper connection to this powerful energy by clearing past/present/future fears and limitations and connect to their own inner listener, guidance and live a full rich abundant life..

Reiki II is considered professional practitioner level. You will learn to use three separate Reiki energy streams not only via symbols but acute awareness of vibration. Symbols only focus your intent but it is the reservoir of energy behind a symbol that is your connection. The symbols connect you fast to the unified field, while another calms and stills the emotions and lastly, to send energy through time-space.

As this level is practitioner level, Patti believes to heal yourself or others one must start cleaning your own house unresolved issues will only come to the surface to amplify their release. Reiki II unveils an awareness that has no room for blame, or excuses but identifies addictions, emotional tranquilizers and all personal distractions that have impeded your evolution to your personal greatness.

You will learn to liberate yourself from eons of THINKING small, thinking in self preservation and most of all thinking in lack from a fear based mentality.  As we sending energy to every year in your life the transformation will reunite you to the person you always knew you had the potential to be.

    * Discuss exercises presented in Reiki II Book
    * Subconscious becoming conscious and using affirmations
    * Recognizing your own awareness and emotional tranquilizers
    * Visualization meditation and attunement to Reiki II
    * Drawing and connecting to the meaning of all three symbols
    * Giving an emotional treatment using your intuitive scanning
    * Receiving an emotional treatment
    * Collapsing your own fears and limitations.
    * Sending distance Reiki to two designated recipients using proxy items

* Planning and implementing sending Reiki back to every year in your life for 30 days (Must Journal)

* Learning Emotional Freedom Technique with Reiki to clear and cleanse sending Reiki back and collapse aspects as they surface

Class duration is 10.00am – 4.00pm, 2 days

-Includes Pause in Joy, Reiki II Book

-Vegetarian Lunch is provided


Current Reiki II Students: 2nd Full Day CLASS REFRESHER

Current Reiki II Students: Learn EFT to send Reiki back 2-4pm



Reiki III : The Conscience Becomes Conscious

May 21st – 22nd
2 days: 9am – 6pm

Reiki III is a future trajectory from Reiki II as the patterns, predictability and comfort zones are dissolved. As each Reiki II student meticulously chose personal milestones to send energy back to in Reiki II these milestones were limitations to a personal vantage point invested in the story and identity held with it. Reiki III, is an energetic experiential journey of no linear absolutes but transforming into a multidimensional journey to create future possibilities from no preordained past patterns.Reiki III is the practitioner level of Reiki Masters allowing students the use the energy of the Master symbol without FULLY INTENTIONALLY COMMITTING to teach. Reiki III embodies a level of seva to the community to GIVE and partake in Reiki Circle with no personal attachment to the fruits of your action. A commitment to participant in community Reiki Circles for six months gives you the opportunity to experience holding the space for 6-8 individuals within the attunement process and calibrating to the energy you are tapping in to.

In preparation for Reiki III, one month before class, two very distinct versions of one life will run in parallel to then melt into one dynamic story. This level all symbols are unveiled, new forms of connection through the sound of the Kotodama, breathwork and physical kriya practices. Your commitment to embraced your TRUTH offers an opportunity for you to PRESENT to the Reiki community a 20-30 minute metaphysical presentation on any subject close to your heart. This presentation is without limits, and is your creative connection to fear, doubt and doing it anyway.

March 26th & 27th

Changing the story

Using the archetypes to transform

Creating Visualization Meditations

Connecting to Master Symbol

Performing and Receiving “Psychic Surgery”

Intoning the Kotodama.

Learning Attunements

Identifying Needs and Wants

Your Metaphysical Presentation (20-30mins)

Creating your own future possibilities through Creative Vulnerability