Embrace Your Vision and Believe

We all have a vision for the life we want.  We may have forgotten this vision, or no longer feel as if it can be a reality, yet it can.  This vision evolves as we do, changing and morphing as we experience life. 

Our experiences tend to dictate whether we shrink our vision or even shelve and forget about it.  Part of self-care is constantly checking in with what we want for our future and whether we are moving in a direction that serves us.  We can grow or we can stagnate – it is our choice.  We may not see the evidence of growth but is happening.

Knowing what we want our futures to look like can be wonderful and inspire us in where we want to go, but it can also make us feel rather sad if there is no belief that such futures can happen.

How you do build that belief when, so far, life may appear to have proven that your vision is unlikely to happen?

Remember when you were a child and played in your make-believe world? Perhaps that world included friends who contributed to the place you created.  In reality, you played in an area that may have been a garden or park, but in your young mind, it was an entirely different world where all things were possible. 

We all have the ability to tap into the power of that vision – we just forget how as we grow older.Ombre background in purple, pink and blue with the words:  Believe in yourself, believe in your dreams, let your spirit soar 

Feel your way into tomorrow:   Bring your vision for your life to mind.  Add color and depth to this vision, including who you are with, what you are doing and, most importantly, what you are feeling. Emotionally creating this vision adds a depth of reality to it – in your mind, it becomes truth.  From this space, everything begins to align to make this your reality.

Be patient and kind to yourself:  small steps don’t produce instant results.  As long as you are moving in a direction that serves you, spending your time in ways that make you feel good, and taking care of yourself, every single small step you take towards your vision is building the future of your desire.  While you don’t see the results, they are happening under the surface and building momentum each day, until it seems as though everything suddenly came together.  The reality is that your consistent focus made it happen.

Recognize your value:  You are a vital being in your own life and in other lives too.  You may not know or realize the impact you have on others, but you do make a difference.  We tend to think that our impact on others shows up as physical proof, yet a simple smile or kind word can make a deep impression that you may never know.  Have you ever had a bad day and then saw something that brought a smile to your face?  Those small, simple moments have a profound impact on one’s life. Acknowledge that you are the most important person in your life, and know that every kind action you take makes a difference in lives.  You are an impactful being and your vision has power.

What kind action are you taking today?

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