Filling your Cup with Abundance

The holiday season can be a distraction from life or make one hyper-aware of one’s current life.  Instead of losing ourselves to distractions, we can create something new by becoming more aware of how much abundance is waiting and ready for us to claim.

When we actively look for something, we find it. As we seek the abundance all around us each day, we find the evidence of it.

Start your day with a practice that opens you to joy.  It may be a personal or guided meditation, listening to your favorite spiritual teacher,Filling your cup with abundance. A green forest with a waterfall flowing down over rocks and into a pool below praying, or just deep breathing to stop thought.  Starting the day off strong with things that stop thought and raise your vibration, sets the tone for the rest of the day.

We pay more attention to the foods we eat, whether it is to bemoan our bad diets or make the effort of eating well, than we do to those things that feed our minds.   We are sensory beings and everything we see, hear and experience becomes part of us.  We cannot control all of it, but we do get to choose what we include and what time of day or night we do this. 

For a week, set aside the habit of checking mail first thing in the morning, or reading the news and learning what new chaos arose while you slept.  Notice the impact that not listening to the news, or starting off with work, has on your day.

As you move through the day, actively seek the abundance around you.  As we do this regularly, it becomes a habit.  The world then looks like a different and more vibrant place.

List 3 forms of abundance that you notice around you. 

  • How does it feel to notice each form of abundance?
  • Inhale and exhale deeply, and allow the idea of one of the forms of abundance to fill you?  Be relaxed as you feel this abundance within you.  This feeling is a gift you get to give yourself.
  • Is there a word or picture that you associate with this feeling?  If so, write the word or draw the picture in your journal. 

Make this a weekly practice if it feels right for you.

As you notice the abundance around you, allow yourself to tap into it.  Just as being aware of problems brings to our awareness more of the same, becoming aware of abundance move us into an abundance mindset.  Once you are aware of something, you cannot not know it anymore.  As you notice how abundant your world is, you begin to draw that abundance to you.

This week as you move through each day, ask the Universe/Source/God/Goddess to show you the many forms of abundance all around you.

Having a variety of tools ready and being in a supportive community with people you can lean on when you need to helps keep your vibration high and makes life a beautiful journey.

 Many Blessings,
Santa

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RUNNING THROUGH DARKNESS
MEMOIR OF A SPIRITUAL WARRIOR

BY SANTA MOLINA-MARSHALL ‧ RELEASE DATE: MAY 3, 2022

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