Everyone wonders about my company name. Funny thing is, it just felt right. I’m 100% Puerto-Rican born. My name is Lisette, altho I love folks have already embraced my company and call me La Jibarita, it’s not the name my parents gave me. My god-daughter/niece inspired the name when she sent me a picture of her dressed in a ‘traditional’ Puerto Rican dress (ADD side-note: altho before Christopher Columbus arrived with the Spanish Taínos were all naked, lol. But of course ya can’t do show-&-tell at school like that! Lol!)
‘La Jibarita’ just seemed to ‘fit’ at the time. Jibaritos (Jibaros) were natives known as the mountain dwellers of P.R., they worked the land and found everything they needed to survive from it- from food to medicine. Puerto Rico has some of the most beautiful mountains. Altho I live in NY now, I looked at a hundred houses before my farmhouse called to me- found no where but, you guessed it, right up against a Catskill mountain ridge. Coincidence? Maybe, but I don’t believe in coincidences.
This gift I have hit me upside the head at 17 and I wasn’t ready for it then. It didn’t come back entirely until I moved here. After I was doing tarot & premonitions a while, I slowly started telling family & friends about my ability. One of those folks was my father. I didn’t know what he’d say because we have not ever been close and he always seemed like the stern military man, dealing with facts. I had confided all this to him and my feelings with a situation I was having premonitions on and he didn’t even hesitate with his support. It took me aback actually. I guess I expected a ‘ya right!’ or ‘get outta here’ response. There was only understanding and an immediate response of “I believe you.” He shared something I had never known before- he told my grandmother has this gift. She has lived her whole life in P.R. living off the Earth, just like los Jibaros. Sure, I knew of her and was raised by her- but I guess this isn’t something you openly share for fear of people thinking you’re crazy...
Giggles* ...And here goes her Grand-Daughter starting a business with the majority of my regular customers from social media. I’m probably conquering generations of fear by making whatever this gift is very public. Way back when folks burned folks to the stakes for even speaking of premonitions, they’d call you a bruja (witch). I know my intentions, and that’s only to help others. I can’t speak for my Abuela, but I have always felt this ‘voice’/feeling inside that guides me is from God and meant to be shared. I have to live my truth and follow through with God’s purpose for my life. Hell, I’ve never been ‘normal’- I guess that’s why it’s been so natural for me to accept this path for me.
Don’t hold back your shine because you fear what others will think. Do you!