Mother Earth- Teacher, Healer, Guide

Our most powerful nurturer in life is Mother Earth.   We can go through life ignoring her wisdom and gifts, or we can pause and expand our world and our harmony of being, by opening ourselves to her gifts.  She is mother to all life forms on our planet.

Mother Earth is our healer, teacher and guide. As our human mothers teach us, so too does Mother Earth.  Her lessons are more silent and require a quiet pause to receive her wisdom.   The wisdom of life around us and the continuous cycle of healing on our planet, shows us how renewal is always happening.  Earth forgives a great deal and still evolves and adapts to accommodate the life she supports.  We can follow her example and also evolve and adapt our beings to allow healing and well-being, regardless of what we have been through.

As with our mothers, we also have a relationship with Mother Earth. Mother earth with her arms around the world set in a starry backgroundShe supports our life and being on this planet, gives us air to breathe, water to sustain life, earth to grow crops, and reminds us of the magic and wonder in this world.   As with our human relationships, we get to give, receive, and honor this relationship.

Receive the nurturing from Mother Earth by allowing yourself to stop and appreciate the wonder and beauty of the nature around you.  Her gift of nature provides a sense of peace, calm and rebalancing to our beings.  Earthing our physical bodies can be a powerful form of healing.  Breathing in sweet air cleanses the body and calms the mind.  We are surrounded by Mother Earth’s infinite wisdom and gift of peace.  We can renew and refresh our Sprit by connecting with nature, taking a walk or meditating outside.

Give back to Mother Earth by making conscious choices that not only support your healing and well-being, but also support the life around you – support human life through kindness and caring, and other life by making kind choices.  When we acknowledge the life around us, we become more aware of our interconnectedness.  This can bring comfort in knowing that we are not alone on this journey of life, and we can both give and receive support.

Honor Mother Earth by acknowledging her gifts, becoming aware of the role she plays, and expanding your relationship with her.  Step outside and notice the life around you.  Send out thanks to her for all she has provided you with today – from the clothes you wear, to the    food you eat, and the air you breathe.

I invite you to take a moment and connect with Mother Earth, Mama Gaia, and thank her.  Receive the gift she offers you and allow your mind, body and Spirit to take a breath and release whatever is troubling you in this moment.  You may be fortunate enough to go outside, but if not, reach out and touch a plant or other life around you instead, in acknowledgement of her gifts.  

Many Blessings,



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