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Daily Inspiration: Meet Jodi Criser & César Plaza of Imagination Plaza

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jodi Criser & César Plaza. Their team share their story with us below:

What happens when a Reiki Master and a Shaman pair up and create a business? We like to call it sacred synergy, and we bring it to Imagination Plaza! After having a wellness center in Maryland for a decade, Jodi & Cesar were able to realize their dreams of opening a crystal shop in Arizona that also offers a collection of their personal creations and the work of other local artists. In the wellness center, you experience the relaxation of Reiki, the transformation of Theta Healing, the sensations of Sound Healing, and guidance in Oracle readings.

Imagination Plaza is more than a crystal shop! Our CO2 laser and plotters allow us to create custom treasures as well. Hand-painted mugs, laser engraved plates, led lamps, and just about anything else you can imagine, we can bring to life!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
We wear many hats other than creatives/owners. We build and optimize our own website, manage our own social media accounts, and are our own graphic designers on top of the administrative tasks that go along with owning a business. Oracle is a rural unincorporated town of 3000 so it’s really important for us to push harder to get the word out about all of the amazing things we have to offer.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
We really love working with clients in our wellness center. After learning of the amazing results of decreased PTSD and suicide rates in veterans coming home from war, we started our Reiki for Vets program that offers active and veteran military members gratis Reiki. This has been such a fulfilling aspect of our work that we couldn’t wait to get it started again when we opened!

You can visit to read articles from the military about Reiki’s use in the military.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
We’ve understood our interconnectedness with nature and respected her from the time we were both small children.

Jodi remembers watching storms with her grandfather while at the beach in Ocean City, MD. She vividly recalls lightning bolts hitting the ocean and splintering back into the sky.

Cesar remembers exploring the forests and coming across a fawn laying in the woods. He sat with the baby and pet its head for a few minutes and then left nature to nature.

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