You are More Powerful than You Know

Whether you celebrate the upcoming holidays or not, this time of year evokes feelings in all of us.  Perhaps it is a beautiful time of year, or maybe you find it stressful, and you feel blue.

Here is a reminder of the beautiful Soul you are.  You don’t need to earn the right to be loved.  Your past is irrelevant to what your future has the potential to be.

See yourself as Source/God/Goddess/as the Universe sees you.  Remind yourself of this, using these words:

I am powerful.

I am fierce.

I am a survivor.

Every day that I rise, I am moving forward in healing.

My journey is mine to decide and I can choose how far or how fast to go.

Each breath is a reminder of the life that runs through me. 

I can choose who I will be in each moment.

If I don’t like where my day is going, I can change it by stopping, pausing, breathing and thinking about what I do want instead.All is well - you are more powerful than you know

I can choose who I want to be with today, and I get to walk away from anyone I don’t want to be with.

My happiness matters.  When I am at my best, those I love get the best of me.

My life is supposed to be filled with joy – I don’t have to earn the right to be happy.

I am never alone.  I am always supported, guided and loved.

Love is my birthright.  I don’t have to earn it.  I can willingly tap into this love at any time.

Today I am grateful for (List 5 things that come to you easily and honestly):

In the moments when you forget what a beautiful being you are, go back to your breath.  Breath is always with you and acts as a little hug to your body to remind you that you are still here, still choosing.  Consciously choose to find things that make you smile this holiday season.

I leave you with this holiday wish:  May joy find you constantly and may love surround you this holiday season. 

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