Blooming within

Spring is a time for new growth.  It is a time of healing and blooming. As the world around us in the Northern hemisphere is in a stage of rebirth, so are we continually rebirthing who we are.

Each day through each interaction we are constantly becoming new versions of who we are.   As we grow, we plant new seeds of desire, and through the growth we experience, we bring things into our lives. Just as we see the blooming greenery around us, we need to acknowledge the blooming happening within too.

As we pick the flowers of spring, we need to remember to pick our own crop. Acknowledge that you have grown and take a moment to see what this growth has brought to you.  Sometimes we miss what we have brought into our lives because we are preoccupied and expecting our desires in a specific way and we miss that a better path to our desires has appeared. Or we miss that the results we wished for have come to us in a very different way.

We need to recognize and celebrate our growth and be aware that we have moved forward in our lives.  Even if this growth does not bring noticeable change to our lives, it still moves us forward. You will see that where you are now is not where you were a year ago in terms of your thoughts, emotions, and overall life.  This change happened though your growth.  You can choose the direction of your growth through the seeds of thought and emotion that you plant.

Choose the seeds you wish to plant to change the garden of your life.pathway 2289978 640 Take a look at your life right now.  Have you moved forward in a direction that serves you and brings you joy, or have you felt more unhappy and negative since a year ago?  If you are moving forward in happiness then you are planting the right seeds.  If however you are feeling stuck or unhappy, it is time to change the seeds you are planting.  You deserve to have a life as riotous with color and joy as a magnificent spring garden.

To change your path, change the thoughts you are thinking.  

  • Be aware of the thoughts you think.  
  • When you think a thought that does not serve you, forgive yourself for thinking it, and let it go.
  • Continue to replace that thought with a better one until you have transformed it into a positive powerful thought. Every day, listen to a meditation, music or an audio that uplifts you.

Making yourself feel better through words alone is not sufficient at times.  We can turn our focus to something that brings you joy and makes you feel alive, loved and happy- do that every day.  If that practice starts feeling like work, find something new.  As you genuinely experience happiness, even for a few moments, you raise your vibration and move yourself into a more positive place. Every day, consciously choose better thoughts and do things that make you as happy as possible, and the feeling of happiness will become a habit.  You will start to notice your life moving forward in a direction that you desire.

What practice can you do daily to feel happy? Share in the comments below.

Many Blessings,




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