Just So You Know…

For the past year our lives have been in flux in so many ways.  Uncertainty has become the norm.

Through this constant state of change, I want you to know that this is true for you:

  • In this moment you are safe, loved and cherished.
  • Each deep breath you take allows the oxygen to nourish your body and being.
  • You are here for a reason.
  • You are worthy of receiving all you desire.
  • You are a gift to this world, and this world needs you, your voice, your thoughts and your beautiful presence. 10
  • Today, whatever the day brings, you can choose how you feel.  You may not be able to control anything around you, but can choose the way you feel, what you will listen to, who you will spend time with and the thought train you will follow.
  • Choose to let go of whatever no longer serves you.  Choose to receive all the good that is waiting for you.
  • Share your light and your beautiful being with others. Each person you communicate with feels your light.
  • In this moment know, believe and trust that all is truly well.
  • You are being supported by the Universe in all you do.

Today, choose to do one thing that raises your vibration and allows you to create feelings of joy.  Perhaps listen to a meditation, read a book or chat to someone who lifts you up.

 I support you in your journey and send out good energy for you.

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