Mind, Body, Spirit Healing

Our mind, body and Spirit are the three major pieces that comprise who we are and how our life unfolds. 

Often this connection is either ignored, or we segment the three by acknowledging them individually as the need arises. 

Consciously becoming aware of their interconnected nature allows us to move forward in healing.  When we have experienced trauma in mind, body or Spirit, we tend to focus on healing what we perceive as the impacted areas.   Acknowledging that we can heal from many directions without needing to solely focusing on the affected areas, creates the space to step back and let new paths of healing come forth.

Appreciate your body:  Our bodies are resilient, powerful, and constantly functioning without our intervention.  The body isSunset background. In front is a stack of rocks with the words body, mind, soul, spirit. designed to heal.  We get to support that healing.  When you have been through trauma or illness, it may feel like your body has betrayed you but instead, your body is going into survival mode to give you time to catch up and bring things in to heal it.  It will serve you as long as you allow it to.

Acknowledge the power of mind and emotions:  Our world begins in our minds.  Every thought we think leads to more thought in the same direction.  Test this out.  Think about a certain subject and something that makes you feel angry, and soon you will be angry.  Our thoughts manifest in our physical world.  Think of a person – soon after the thought, you find yourself meeting them, or they call.  Your thoughts and emotions feed each other.  Think good thoughts, and you feel good emotionally.  This changes the way the world around you looks.  This power is yours to access.

Access the wisdom of Spirit:  We have an eternal channel of wisdom and healing readily available and easily accessible.  Use tools that allow you to access this support.  Connect with a teacher or use a resource such as meditation or prayer to allow healing in your spirit, and access the divine love of Source/God/Goddess/Universe.

As you acknowledge the connection of mind, body and Spirit, take note of how what goes on in your mind and emotions, affects your body, and how your Spirit is then impacted.  Thinking unhappy or resentful thoughts makes you feel tired, lowers your vibration and blocks your Spiritual connection.  Consciously choosing your thoughts, evaluating your emotions to determine if those thoughts are supporting you, and thus opening your connection to Spirit, sends healing to your body.

I invite you to pay attention to your mind, body and Spirit connection this week and see how your acknowledgement of their interconnected nature supports you in your daily 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