Walking in your Light

We all come into this world with gifts, passions, dreams and callings. 

Sometimes in pursuing our calling, or using our gifts, we may find that we make people uncomfortable.  Perhaps the passion you have does not sit well with those around you.  But if it lives in your heart and if you can dream it, love it and care about it, then it is meant to be.

Never let anyone dim your light. People around you may getWalk in your light - never dim your light anyone! uncomfortable when you begin to grow and change because they feel you are upsetting the status quo. Sometimes they may feel jealous or threatened by the change in you and your life. With those who do not support you on your path, whether that path is healing, growing or pursuing a passion, you have choice.  You can choose to move forward and let go of such people, or you can love them from afar.  Protect your passions and dreams – nurture them by having supportive people around you. Seek out like-minded people who will allow your light to shine. 

To walk into your light, you need to make a conscious choice to fully claim who you are. Take a look at the people you have surrounded yourself with.  Ask yourself if they are helping you grow and heal, and supporting your dreams.  If not, take actions to find a tribe that fits you.  There is a tribe for every single person in this world, and if we decide to seek out like-minded people, we will find them.  If someone matters to you but they are forcing you to dim your light, have a conversation with them – perhaps they don’t understand where you are headed, and wish to protect you.  If they still cannot understand after the conversation, love them from afar while you go after your dream.  

What dream, passion or calling do you have within you right now that you have not yet pursued? 

  • Make a list of everything that lights you up. 
  • From this list, what calls to you the most?   Get a journal and at the top of the page, write that item down.
  • Next, list what you need to make it happen.  List every single thing that comes to mind, no matter how big or small.
  • Now order that list into things you can do right now.  Take one small step of action towards your dream.

Your dream, calling or passion will make the world better by you sharing it.  Allow yourself to fully walk in your light – when you do, you light the path for every life around you.   Every great dream, every invention or organization, started with someone who refused to let anyone dim their light.  Shine brightly in your world, and light up the life of every person around you.

What are you called to pursue right now?  Share in the comments below.  I support you in shining your light in this world.

Many Blessing,

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