Holiday Wishes

Holidays can be fun or they can be a difficult time of the year.  Either way, they bring up a lot of emotion and may open old wounds.  There is so much expectation from society, the people in our lives, and even the area we live in, about what holidays need to be.  We are always growing and evolving, and may not feel the same way about the holidays as we did in the past. Taking this evolution into account, when last did you give yourself permission to honestly feel as you do about this time of year, and do it without judgement or suppressing these feelings?    Knowing what you really feel gives you further permission to decide how to spend this time of year so that you serve your being.

This holiday season, my wish for you is to know what a powerful and beautiful Soul you are. You came into this world for a reason, and this world is better for having you in it. 

Next time you need a reminder of the awesome being you are, repeat this out loud:
  • My life is meant to be lived according to my truth.A sparkly background with the words You are supported in the top right corner. Below is a black bottle with plants and as frame with the words "Be You. Do you. For you."
  • I deserve to live a joyful, happy life.
  • My past does not define who I get to be in the future.  This is a choice that exists in the present moment.
  • I am strong and capable.
  • I have the power to create my future.
  • I get to choose me first – my life is about me.
  • I get to choose who I want to spend my precious time on earth with.
  • I am worthy of my every dream, goal and desire.
  • There are no criteria I need to meet in order to have the life I desire.
  • The loudest voice in my world needs to be my own.  Listening to myself and the guidance from Source/God/Goddess/ Universe will always take me on the best path for me.
  • I get to choose ME – here, now and in every moment of every day.  I get to choose my happiness and well-being first.
  • What I feel ripples out to others.  Being my best and highest self by choosing me, means I bring the best of myself to everyone I interact with.
  • My life matters.  I have the power within to create the life I desire.
  • A beautiful, happy life is my birthright!
  • I am loved and supported in every moment of every day by Source/God/Goddess/Universe.
Wishing you a beautiful, abundant and blessed Christmas and holiday season.  Join me on the next call in my From Trauma to Triumph Community as we co-create together.

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