Our mental body consists of thoughts and the energy of those thoughts. Part of our mental body  -our functioning mind – we are aware of and able to influence.  The other part – the subconscious mind – requires the right tools to influence it. 

Our mental bodies gather the most clutter as we think thousands of thoughts each day.  Some thoughts we absorb and they turn to beliefs.  These beliefs then influence our actions, behaviors and decisions.

Our thoughts have emotion attached to them.  Together these thoughts and emotions become creators of our reality.  Thus we need to monitor the thoughts we choose, what we allow into our minds, and also the beliefs we create out of these thoughts.  When we have an experience, either good or bad, we attach emotion to it.   Our past experiences have shaped the beliefs we have –  these beliefs in turn alter our perceptions of a situation.

Our mental bodies need the same love, care and attention we give our physical and emotional bodies.  We have the power to choose what thoughts we keep and what we discard within our mental body.  For instance, when you listen to the news, do you feel unhappy?  You can choose to stop listening and instead listen to something that uplifts you.

Our mental body

Choose the thoughts you allow to live in your mind.  Discard the ones that don’t feel right or cause you to feel unhappy.  When someone, however well-meaning, tells you something that makes you feel bad or leaves you feeling wounded, don’t let those thoughts live in your mental body.

Your thoughts have an energy that creates your reality.  Your mind has a profound influence in the outcome of a situation.  If you are having a bad day and think about how annoying something is, and you dwell on that thought, it will bring another thing to be upset about.  This cycle continues until you have negatively altered the trajectory of your day.  However, if you stop a negative thought and choose to think something good, you can move your day towards a better reality.

By stilling your mind, you can open yourself up to connect to your Higher self/Source, and receive inspiration, guidance and a sense of peace and calm.

Clearing your mental clutter allows you the freedom to become a creator of the reality you desire.  Too often the beliefs we hold about ourselves such as our looks, skills, abilities and potential, have been influenced by countless others.  A sometimes careless remark makes a home in our thoughts and can turn to a belief about ourselves.  We have the power to change this.

Clearing your mental body: 

  • Close your eyes.  Become aware of what you are thinking or feeling at this moment. 
  • Does this feel good?  Whether it feels good or not, can you think a thought that makes you feel better? 
  • Think of one good thing that happened to you this week or this month. 
  • Recreate the feeling you had when this happened. 
  • Be with this thought and feeling for a minute.  Open your eyes.  Do you feel better?

Practice this whenever you don’t feel good emotionally. Every time you reach for a better thought than the last, you teach your mind to move into a thought-space of positivity. Your mind will eventually reject the negative thought-space.  By doing this you influence your reality. 

Try this exercise for a week.  Every time you feel down, reach for a better thought and the feeling that goes with it.  Do this repeatedly until it becomes a habit.  By monitoring your mind, you can create the reality you desire.

Be Well, Be Blessed







This debut memoir chronicles a woman’s spiritual exploration and growth as she overcame a disturbing childhood and helped others heal.

Brought to America from the Dominican Republic as a youngster, Molina-Marshall should have led a happy life. Her father was a diligent worker, and his large family wanted for nothing. But the author recounts that her dad had a drinking problem and was a serial philanderer. Molina-Marshall’s long-suffering mother left him for a woman. Then it was all downhill for the bright, 12-year-old girl, who was shuttled between foster care and relatives. According to the author, she was sexually abused by the husband of one of her siblings. This resulted in Molina-Marshall becoming alienated and moody. By 15, she simply tried to survive. In her favor were grit and a restless intelligence. She quit school, rented a room, and found a factory job. Time went by, and for a while she was happily married. Yet when her husband left her, her life truly began. She turned to religion for answers but decided that blaming God for her woes was a cop-out. 

In this absorbing and moving memoir, Molina-Marshall’s vivid storytelling is fearless. She frankly discusses the truths she discovered and the indignities she suffered. These admissions are disclosed with a touch of resignation and plenty of bite. However painful, everything she experienced was a lesson, and she bravely realized that she was part of the problem: “The fear of being hurt, rejected, or abused often led to me feeling lonely and misunderstood. No one knew the agonizing pain I felt being trapped in my thoughts and anger. I was becoming my biggest threat.” 

The author skillfully recounts her intricate spiritual journey. To deal with her psychic wounds, she searched for an inspirational system. Her open-mindedness led her to the interfaith concept—cherry-picking from various religions and spiritual movements, yoga, and Indigenous beliefs as a way of finding peace. Along with her female partner, she built a therapy practice, making use of every spiritual element that aided her and others. The road was bumpy, and she found that women of color in same-sex relationships were not welcomed everywhere. To do good works—and finally live on her own terms—she effectively overcame bigotry.

An engrossing, cathartic account of empathy and success through determination and confidence.

Pub Date: May 3, 2022   |    ISBN: 978-0-578-38315-6  |   Page Count: 264    | Publisher: From Trauma to Triumph  |   Review Posted Online: June 13, 2022