Permission to embrace the new, the old & the yet to be

With our emerging freedom, many of us may be overwhelmed by new possibilities.  We have been granted an awakening – having our freedom restricted showed us what we found important in life and what we simply allowed.  Being able to embrace life fully once again is a new opportunity to move our lives in the direction we wish them to go.

Give yourself permission to embrace the new.  Allow yourself to step iEthereal background with world - love compassions, gratitude, give, wisdom journey nto opportunities which you are perhaps not quite ready for but you know you can grow into.  Embrace the lessons from the past and shape the future by actively choosing how to invest your present.

Do you find yourself stuck in your thinking?  Often our thinking is out of habit and not intention.  What we listen to, read or watch, who we associate with, and what we focus on, directs our thoughts. 

Associating with certain people, going to the same places, opening daily news emails you may be subscribed to, becomes a habit.  As we do these same actions daily, we grow in the direction of that which we “feed” ourselves.  Do you find yourself having a rather negative outlook on life?  Perhaps you are reading all the alarming news stories that arrive on social media feeds, search engines and daily newspapers.    As we follow these dark stories, we shift our thinking and focus to all the drama, danger and worries they bring. Eliminating the negative input we feed ourselves with each day, can drastically improve how we see the world. 

Perhaps such negativity comes from well-meaning people or people you seem to regularly associate with.  Can you create space in that relationship to give yourself the room to raise your vibration?     Listening to the same people share the same thoughts and opinions about you and your life, keeps you in that stuck space.  It is time to ensure the people you surround yourself with, support you in growing towards the life you wish to create.

Stepping into the unknown, which is the definition of every change that comes into our lives, is terrifying.    Even shifting back into the life we have previously known, is a big change. Step past the fear to the other side where magnificent possibilities and experiences await you.

Give yourself permission to change the mental narrative in your life.  Say yes to choosing wisely what you allow to enter your body, mind and spirit.

What will you give yourself permission to say no to today?
What will you give yourself permission to say yes to today?

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