Enlightened Meditation

What is meditation

Meditation is a practice that involves going within to hear the voice that comes to guide, teach and comfort. 

It was once said that meditation is when we listen to the voice of the Divine and that prayer is when we speak to the heart of the Divine.  It can help us heal and deepen our awareness. 

Meditation is a practice.  It can be ongoing or we can use it when we need to.  Meditation can assist us in quieting the inner chatter long enough to hear our deepest truth.

A Guided Meditation

From Santa -The Gift of Healing

Will you accept it? 

I offer it to you because I know you deserve it.
I know that you can return to your essence where you are peaceful and content.

Join the many in this moment, who are choosing to experience “safety, peacefulness and contentment” right here and now… 
~Santa Molina-Marshall – Healer, Spiritual Teacher 

This meditation is my offering to you.

May it re-connect you with your essence, provide you with a moment of peace and inspire you to look towards the wonders in life.

One moment at a time.
~ Santa Molina-Marshall


Transcript of Santa's Meditation

Santa’s Meditation Transcript (pdf)

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