Holistic Healing: Internal and External Healing

In this time of shifting energy, we get to claim our healing.  Healing is gift we give ourselves to give to others.    As we become whole, we bring our full selves to every interaction.    Our internal healing ripples out to the world.   We don’t rely on others to feel fulfilled and whole, because when we do, how we feel is then influenced by however the people around us make us feel.  This then puts a strain on our interactions and relationships.

Every moment, we get to choose who we are, what matters to us, and most importantly, what we want our lives to be.  Each new moment is a new chance to step forward in the direction that brings us joy.

Have you noticed how, if you are in a bad mood, everything in your day seems to get progressively worse?  Conversely, when you feel really excited about something that happened, you keep having experiences that bring you more joy. When we claim healing, thisA cluster of crystals at the foot of a large tree trunk with light in the background ripples out to every area of our lives.  Giving to self is the most powerful way to claim this healing.

Here are a few healing actions – add your own.

Connecting to nature:  Nature, with her healing energy, brings a powerful way to ground and cleanse one’s being, and calm internal chaos.  Being in nature connects us to the beauty of our planet and helps still the mind.   Sitting by a lake or being on the water is a reset. Find somewhere in nature that speaks to you and spend time there.  As you are in this space, set the intentions to leave behind anything weighing you down, to be cleansed by nature, and to allow her healing to fill your being.  Close your eyes and absorb this energy of healing.

Crystals and movement:  Using gemstones and crystals can be a powerful way to ground yourself, channel emotions, and invite healing within.  Moving your body, allowing your physical being to guide you, is a great way to shake off unwanted energy.  Connecting to Source/God/Goddess/Universe and running your hands over your body or energy field, allows you to cleanse your energy body.

Transformation:  Allow yourself to be open to new opportunities, experiences and thoughts.  This is a time to allow new experiences into your life and say yes to those things you have been putting on hold.  When an opportunity arises that you really want, and you say yes to it, although you don’t feel ready, the process of becoming ready begins.   As you step forward to this experience, Source/God/Goddess/Universe collaborates to give you exactly what you need to shine in that space. 

We can all use healing in some way.  I invite you to dedicate time to yourself and to claim healing at whatever stage of the journey you are on.

What are your ways to recenter, reconnect, and invite healing into your life?

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