When I am appearing in a podcast or other type of live interview, I am often asked what the name of my company means. When I decided to become an entrepreneur, I meditated, connected with spirit helpers, and asked my higher self what the name would be. I was encouraged to think of things that are important to me, write them down, and play with the order of the words.
The word "Dancing" comes from my love of dance. Many who know me today do not realize that I studied dance my entire childhood, then trained at Hartford Ballet to become certified as a Vaganova classical ballet teacher. I went on to become the director of a ballet studio in upstate New York. Ballet was one of my first passions in my life, so I felt the word "Dancing" needed to be included in the name of my company.
"Jaguar" was an easy choice to include as well. While traveling through Central and South America in my thirties, I had numerous experiences that included a black jaguar. Coming face to face with one in meditation, seeing a jaguarundi
in the wild in Belize, and having numerous dreams about them during that time were only some of my otherworldly experiences with black jaguars.
When I started studying shamanism years later, I discovered that my power animal, also known as a spirit helper, is a black jaguar. It came as no surprise to me, and I was comforted by the knowledge that my power animal had been such a big part of my life before I "officially" met it in a shamanic journey.
When I considered what the mission of my company was going to be, and what I wanted to accomplish, I kept coming back to the word "inspire" or "inspiration". My focus was to mentor children, help them connect to their spirit, empower them to trust their intuition and nurture them to feel confident to show up in the world embracing their authentic selves. After considering many variations of the word "inspire", I settled on "inspirations".
My company's name was born of things I love, my passions, my joy, what lights me up, and my desire to make a change in the lives of children in the world. I celebrate Dancing Jaguar Inspirations every day and hope it touches children around the world in ways that gives them hope, courage, and trust in themselves. They will change our world, and Dancing Jaguar Inspirations will hold their hands and their hearts while they are young, inspiring them to be the best they can be.