Planting and Receiving

We have planted seeds for what we want our life to look like – some were intentional, and some not.  For those seeds that were not intentional, we can stop nurturing them and ignore them, allowing them to wither.  As for the seeds that are taking us in the direction we wish to go, we can continue to nurture them.  With the changing seasons, the seeds we planted are becoming noticeably visible.

As summer approaches, we can prepare ourselves for this new season.  Often when people think of preparing for summer, their focus is on their physical body.  Rather than getting ready to allow those things you have planted to fully bloom. It is about letting the magnificence of your creations become a reality.

We are constantly creating.  When we create things we really want, and they begin to appear in our lives, if we are not ready for them, we may inadvertently sabotage the new growth.  It is time to receive and claim the future that calls to you.

Open yourself up to receive:It's time to receive with a green plant in the background

Life is constantly offering us opportunities and tools to move us to the future we desire.  When we are in the state to receive them, we recognize these opportunities and are able to claim them.  To get into the state to receive the gifts of life, we need to be on a high vibration.  We do this by feeding our Souls as we would nourish a plant.  Give your being what it needs to thrive.  Perhaps this means making changes or adding a new practice to your day.  When you signal your being with a new action to raise your vibration, you attract new experiences, people and opportunities.  Choose one thing you can add to each day to raise your vibration and make you feel better.

Know your worth:

No matter what has happened in your past or who you have been, in this moment you are new.  You can choose to live in the past and remain there, or you can choose to move forward. Staying in the past means we view our worth through the eyes of our past experiences.  There is nothing we need to be, do, have, or accomplish to be worthy of our dreams.  Just the fact that you are here now, and that you exist in this world, makes you worthy of having your dreams become a reality.

Trust in tomorrow:

When we are going through tough times, we struggle to look forward to our tomorrow and to trust in the future.  The state of mind we are in means we cannot see the possibilities that lie within tomorrow.  The trick is to find a glimmer of a better state of mind and continue to practice it.  As we do this more, we begin to see the possibilities that lie within tomorrow, and eventually trust in them.  Let Source/God/Goddess/Universe guide you and support you on this journey.  Find a tool that allows you to connect with Source/God/Goddess/Universe – it may be meditation, prayer, breathing, following a spiritual teacher, or being in nature.  Whatever you can use to connect you to the Divine will help shift you to a better place.

What shift do you choose to create right now to move into a state of receiving your harvest?

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