Connecting to your light

May we always be surrounded by the light, and walk through it and with it.

If we are open and cultivate the awareness, we will find that we are always surrounded by Divine love and light.  We can connect to this light for guidance, peace and balance.  This light will be a beacon through the tough times, a voice of guidance for the decisions we need to make, and will fill us with peace and love.   Having this connection enables us to live a life of unconditional love and manifest that which we desire.

To connect to your light, find a spiritual practice that works for you.  For each of us, even those who live in the same house, our practices will differ.  The practice may be meditation, prayer, connecting to nature, listening to a specific audio, or whatever fits you best.  Continue to explore different practices until you find a practice that helps you connect to Source; a practice that you can reach for to lift you up. 

When life gets overwhelming and you find yourself feeling like everything is spinning out of control, take a moment to center yourself and connect to your light.  Find a quiet spot where you can be comfortable, even if it your car or the bathroom.  Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and consciously focus on your light within.  Visualize a flame within you that washes away the anxiety and stress, filling you with calm.  Continue to breathe deeply, inhaling for 5 to 8 seconds, and exhaling for 5 to 8 seconds.  Repeat this process until you feel calm again.

What spiritual practice helps you to connect with your light?  Share in the comments and inspire others.

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