With March being the month of turnaround, when we consciously tap into the power of the trinity for maximum transformation, I decided to go with Leave Your Nets by Joel S. Goldsmith for the March Book Club selection. I LOVE this book and just about everything by Goldsmith. He’s one of the great spiritual teachers and healers of the 20th Century. Some of the great spiritual teachers of the 1900s shared ideas and taught concepts, but did not actually apply them.

Meaning, they wrote x number of books, gave workshops and spoke all over the world but did not directly practice spiritual healing. Joel is one of the greats who did both. He wrote and taught about healing, he also served for many years as a spiritual healer. He was most certainly a mystic in that his direct connection with God inspired the living faith that he embodied. I love how in his autobiography he talks about not knowing what he would say before a talk, multi-day retreat or radio program only to begin to receive the words in the moment LIVE… like as he touched the microphone! We have that in common plus he gets extra love because, well, he was a New Yorker, just like me!

I’m not quite sure how many of you got it poppin’ with Autobiography of A Yogi last month… as literally not one single soul commented on that post. There was a couple who reached out to me by email to let me know that they were going to re-read it as well, but that was it. (Basically, all I heard was the sound of crickets out in the blogosphere! LOL.) I started rereading it as well, but then somehow put it down midway through to dig into several business books and some of my favorite Emma Curtis Hopkins writings. I guess I got what I needed from it during the times that I read it. I will likely work my way through that one throughout the year.

As for Leave Your Nets, I have a much different energy around it. I could read this one hundred times and never get tired of it. I KNOW you’ll enjoy it! “To achieve the ability to live and work here and now with a constant sense of peace and with greater efficiency is the aim of this powerful book,” it says on the back cover. So for those of you who are willing to explore “a new, spiritually fulfilling and enlightened world in which all beings are at inner peace with themselves and at one with God,” let’s read Leave Your Nets this month. Share your thoughts and experiences with the book right here on the blog. Feel free to tweet me about it, cuz I be getting my tweet on! #ShawnaMarie



Do you love reading great books? Are you especially drawn to reading books that will inspire you and empower you? What about having conversations online with others who are reading these books, too?  Does participating in an online book club like this sound interesting to you? GOOD!

I have great news for all of the souls who have ever so patiently inquired about the status of the book club that I announced.

Yes! Yes! Yes! The book club will be active and much more interactive!

After reflecting as to how best to utilize technology for the book club going forward it became clear to me that we need to have a home base as well as a viable structure and a plan. I decided to dedicate the Living In Spiritual Perspective blog (here) to serve as the home base for the book club. This way anyone can come here to see the book of the month, see the questions I’ve posed for consideration, comment and also review the thoughts and comments of others.

Now that I’m  more familiar with the blog platform as well as the new facebook and twitter, this seems like the best plan. We can still use facebook to and twitter to continue the conversations that start here. We may even have scheduled LIVE tweetups and facebook discussions if that’s what you’d like. I figured it best to start with the basic structure and plan that is workable. We can always add on more if/as we’re inspired. Being that I AM a twitterhead, I will certainly be tweeting using #HTCBookClub throughout the month. You all can, too.

How does that sound? I  do not want to make any assumptions as to what you all like and want. That being said, please take a moment to share your thoughts in the comments. Are you interested in following along each month for a book recommendation and then commenting here with the online community? Would you be interested in having LIVE scheduled tweetups and/or facebook discussions? Do you even use facebook? If so, would you join a facebook group for HTCBookClub  and engage in dialogue there? Do you tweet and/or prefer to have a scheduled tweetup each month using #HTCBookClub? Holler! 

Reading scripture can be tremendously empowering. At the same time, I often translate the words that are written so they are applicable to me and embody my understanding of God. Given that God is Creator, Source, Universal energy, Holy Spirit, Law and more, there’s an exclusive use of the masculine pronouns (he, He and Him) throughout scripture, and the word man, although meaning humanity, creates a standard basis of male/maleness, and not female/femaleness… I have taken the liberty to share a version of the 91st Psalm that I created in honor of The Divine S.H.E. (Spiritual Healing Energy.)

Take a read and let me know how it feels to you. Ladies, I especially want to hear about your experience with this version of this wonderful psalm of protection.


1 She that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the protection of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LAW, S.H.E. is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in S.H.E. will I trust.
3 Surely GOD shall deliver ME from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 S.H.E. shall cover ME with HER feathers, and under HER wings shall I trust: HER truth shall be MY shield and buckler.
5 I SHALL not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at MY side, and ten thousand at MY right hand; but it shall not come near ME.
8 Only with MINE eyes SHALL I behold and see the reward of those who choose to serve as vessels for negativity.
9 Because I HAVE made the LAW, which is my refuge, even the most High, MY habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall ME, neither shall any negativity or drama come near MY dwelling.
11 For S.H.E. shall give HER angels charge over ME, to keep ME in all MY ways.
12 They shall bear ME up in their hands, lest I dash MY foot against a stone.
13 I SHALL tread upon the lion and viper: the young lion and the dragon shall I trample under feet.
14 Because S.H.E. has set HER love upon me, therefore will I deliver HER: I will set HER on high, because S.H.E. has known my name.
15 S.H.E. shall call upon me, and I will answer HER: I will be with HER in trouble; I will deliver HER, and honor HER.
16 With long life will I satisfy HER, and show HER my salvation.

As always, I honor and recognize God as you as a blessing in this world. May your every day and week be full of love, health, wealth, happiness and success. May you always know that God as you is destined for greatness and that you are becoming more of all that God created you to be each day. The blessings of Holy Spirit are upon you. You can NEVER escape the love of God, nor the Hand of God in action in your life. I love you. I bless you. I invite you to explore the resources available to you at HealingTruthCenter.com and to connect with me.

I look forward to reading your comments.


SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual leader, psychotherapist and author. She provides consultations, courses and speaking engagements integrating spirituality and mental health. Be inspired and connect with her at HealingTruthCenter.com.

Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

Staying True


Showing up 1000% authentic in this world each day includes staying true to exactly who you are, your integrity points, where you are in each present moment, what you believe about yourself and about life and holding to that, no matter what. No one ever said that truth was easy, but I will say that it’s worth ever trial and growing opportunity that is born thereby.

Being spiritually aware and growing does not preclude anyone from exercising their faith and applying all of those wonderful spiritual principles in real life experiences. When I used to facilitate a monthly spiritual discovery group in the City (NYC of course) sometimes our discussions were very vibrant as we talked theoretically about applying spiritual principles. Trust me, it was much more intense and slow moving when the discussions were personal.

“No incurables” and “No poverty”

We’d be yapping it up about “no incurables” and “no poverty” and the dynamic would shift the minute someone’s personal experience was touched. Some of the more memorable experiences were around diagnoses of HIV/AIDS and cancer, a soul who was in a coma, and long periods of unemployment for several members. When not directly facing any one of the situations I just named, it’s easy to be objective and hold to your spiritual principles. You can pray for that other soul and know that God is working.  But when it’s personal… yeah, that’s a different ball game all together.

It sure does take a lot of courage to even let someone else know what you are growing through. God forbid you be ashamed that you brought whatever the issue is into your own experience “by right of consciousness.” I choose to believe that we don’t simply attract experiences “because of  the thoughts we are holding,” but because we’ve attracted the opportunity for soul growth that this particular experience will reveal. I also believe that staying true includes releasing the shame, self-criticism or judgement around our S.H.I.T. so we can get to the GOOD that awaits us as we boldly grow through it holding firmly to all those spiritual principles and putting them into dynamic action.

When we are really clear…

Staying true also means engaging in regular moments of quiet communion with Holy Spirit so our asses are real clear of exactly what God is revealing in, as, for and through us. Then my friends, we take our bold action in full faith, regardless of whatever fears and anxieties may come up for us and with zero regard for what others may say, think or do about it (when we’re clear.) It may be wise to find a graceful way to communicate with others so they may perhaps grow to understand your intense relationship and reliance upon Creator/Holy Spirit, lest you be the source of conflict or unnecessary drama in someone’s life who simply loves you and is trying their best to “be there.” (See What Makes a Great Prayer Partner?)

Remember BE~LOVED Ones, life is evolutionary, hence we are healing, growing, and changing every single day for the better. Ideally each day we know more about God and life than we did the day before. Sometimes we learn best through three dimensional experiences, because they are indelible and require every aspect of us to participate. Big, small, hard, easy… every experience is for our greatest good. There’s no need to shift your perspective because you are growing through something, instead stay true to what you do know about God and most certainly be open to know God even more.

June is the Month of  Success &…

Sending you lots of love and knowing that the energy of the number “6” for success is vibrantly radiating in your life circumstances right now! As always, BLESS UP!

I love you and invite you to join me for Monday Morning Meditation at HealingTruthCenter.com. Staying true to my passion to serve as a vessel for inspiration, education and healing, I will be providing a FREE meditation session on Mondays. Please join me and tell your friends!


SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She provides private consultations and courses integrating the best of mental health and spirituality to empower others to their greatest potential. Connect with her at HealingTruthCenter.com.

Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

What do I know?


Blessed Day BE~LOVED Ones! This morning I am inspired to share what is pouring from my heart. Even though I had already begun another post, which apparently will be shared another day, perhaps these particular words of inspiration will better serve you today. What do I know?

I KNOW that there is a Presence, Power and Wisdom in this Universe that is greater than me and yet also surrounds me and emanates from deep within me at the very same time.  I know that this Presence, this Power, this Wisdom is always acting for the greatest possible good for all, everywhere. I know that no matter how things may appear to be at times, even then this Presence, this Power, this Wisdom is operating for good in my life and for everyone. I know that this Presence, this Power, this Wisdom perfects and protects ALL that concerns me at ALL times!

Change is GOOD

I know that change is constantly in progress 24/7, and not even one day goes by when this Presence, this Power, this Wisdom isn’t working to change me for the better so that I can be a better vessel in service of humanity. I know that the circumstances in my life are opportunities for growth, pregnant with possibility for me to know more about God’s awesome Presence, Power and Wisdom. I know that to know more God, means to know more about God’s Presence, Power and Wisdom in, as, for and through me, too.

I know that revelation happens every single day, if I am open to receive it. I know that morning meditation keeps the door open for more revelation to come to and through me. I know that all change happens from the inside out; therefore, I choose to be still each and every day in silence so that the inner transformation can take place and lead me throughout the day. I know that my life is a living prayer; therefore, I am mindful of my thoughts, my words and my deeds. I know that all change is ultimately for good.  I know that by God, all crooked ways are always made straight.

I AM Holy, Perfect and Divine!

I know that while the world view may tell me otherwise, I AM Holy, Perfect and Divine! I know that my Divine Spark is actually a powerful, blazing, fiery flame capable of lighting up this entire world, blessing, healing and prospering everyone! I know that there is no person, place, thing or condition that can move me from my Altar of Eternal Peace, my constant communion with God, my inner sanctum or my ever-expanding realization of the radiant Divine Light of God that is me! I AM (the God Presence) that I AM!

Healing Truth Center Heals, blesses and prospers souls!

I know that Healing Truth Center is a ministry powered by God Almighty! I know that the Light, Love, Power and Wisdom of God radiating from Healing Truth Center activities heals, blesses and prospers souls worldwide! I know that the Healing Truth Center vision of spiritual freedom and mission of spiritual healing and empowerment are much greater than me, hence I must rise to the occasion of this calling and do my part in full faith and obedience. I know this ministry is valuable and worthy of support. I know that the souls who are inspired by Healing Truth Center will show their appreciation today and every day.  I know there are sponsors who believe in this mission and want to support Healing Truth Center activities.

No one is meant to strain or struggle!

I know that no soul is meant to ever strain or struggle in this world. I know that with God, by God and  for God,  all is well, easy and blessed. I know I AM blessed! I know I AM well! I know I AM Victorious over ALL circumstances and situations! I know I AM radiant with the Light, Life and Love of God! I know God is working in, as, for and through me! I know God’s awesome Power! I know God’s awesome Presence! I know God’s awesome Wisdom! I know God perfects ALL that concerns me! I know I AM protected by God! I know God is my Source! I know God always provides for me in wonderful ways! I know God sustains me! I know God! I know God! I know God! I know God never fails and neither does God as me! And so it is! Amen!

Are you inspired by this blog? Please support my efforts with a contribution to the Capital Campaign for Healing Truth Center today! Thank you!


SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She hosts the Living in Spiritual Perspective Show at HealingTruthCenter.com and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

I AM that I AM


For years I have thought of “I AM THAT I AM” as one of the names of God. This is the response Moses received when he inquired of the name and in numerous books, classes and retreats this idea has been reiterated.  But you will notice in Sunday’s post (Everything GOOD) I chose a different use of capitalization and wrote: I AM that I AM.

If you were to hear me say these words aloud enunciating as I have used the capitals you will notice that I’m talking about the “I AM” that “I AM”  which is different than “I AM THAT I AM.” Written in all capital letters, these words would be a reference to The Divine Countenance/All-Powerful/All-Knowing One.

On this wonderful journey of soul growth I suspect that we are growing in both our understanding of and revealing of the I AM (God Presence) that we each individually are. Saying that for oneself would be a recognition in the understanding of as well as the revealing of the “I AM” (God Presence) that “I AM” (Who and what I AM as an individual.) Yep, it’s that deep!

“There is no other redemption for mankind
than to realize their divinity.”


Boom! There it is! How does it feel to consider, that you my dear are divinity individualized? How does it feel to consider that God lives in you? Right at the very center of your being? In your heart and in your soul? Pretty darn empowering, right? Yep, you’ve got a direct-connect to Holy Spirit/Divine Wisdom/Universal Love and ALL POWER! And that connection is 24/7!

Disclaimer: you do have free will and all. Yes, you have the option to sleep on it, disregard it, ignore it, understate it, abuse it, hide it and avoid it all together.  You choose. You can even wallow in ignorance or buy into the hypnotic spell of BS that tells you that you’re a sinner, unworthy, on the run from “the enemy” and on path to hell and damnation UNLESS you do xyz.

I’m keepin’ it 100!

No matter how shy I may have been in the past and no matter how sweet I can be in my delivery, let me be clear: that’s some straight up BS! That’s right! I went there and I AM going to keep it 100 today and everyday! Here I AM Lord! A lie is a lie is a lie! Enough lies have been told so now I call ’em as I see ’em. You deserve better and at the very least you deserve the truth! The truth will set you free!

*Cue the music (courtesy of Eminem)*
Never been afraid to say what’s on my mind
at any given time or day cuz I’m a renegade.

Never been afraid to talk about anything.
Anything? Anything! ANYTHING!

Truth is…

I have a job to do. I AM about my Creator’s business. Heal the sick, raise the dead! Spread the GOOD news! That is my job. I have a great and mighty work to do. You do, too! It’s spelled out right here for you in my blog posts: You… and 10 Commandments of Success. In those messages are some truth that will set you free!

Meeting, loving and learning about God in, as and through me has been the best gift I’ve ever received! It’s a glorious gift that I open up each and every single day! May you open yours as well. And if I can support you in the process contact me for private consultation at HealingTruthCenter.com or sign up for the Clock of Life Course. You deserve all the love, support, guidance and nurturing you can get in this life. Receive it!

Are you inspired by this blog? Please support my efforts with a contribution to the Capital Campaign for Healing Truth Center today! Thank you!


SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She hosts the Living in Spiritual Perspective Show at HealingTruthCenter.com and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

The Clock of Life


Have you noticed that your life seems to operate in cycles?

Does it ever feel like you are replaying a scene from years prior but the players are different?

In college a friend and I began speculating about life cycles. We compared the experiences in our lives in 10 year intervals to see where we could find patterns. Although it sounded good, there were not any clear patterns for me. When I came upon a teaching about 12 year cycles it clicked!

Sure enough there was a pattern, too precise to ignore. For example at two years old my Dad left New York for California. Let’s call this Heartbreak #1 because I sure was head over heels in love my Daddy. I ran to the window every time I heard his car and would leap into his arms every chance I could. Then at 14 years old after reuniting with my Dad and living with him in California for 7 years, I left him. We’ll call this Heartbreak #2. Now I did the leaving this time, but a lot of hearts were broken in the process, mine and Daddy’s included. Twelves years later at the age of 26, yep, Heartbreak #3. I left my then live-in boyfriend after 5 years together. Coincidence? I think not!

As a mental health professional I know clinically as well as first hand that my early separation from my father made an indelible imprint in my consciousness which, left unresolved, was replayed at 12 year intervals in my life.  Knowing this is only the first step. Healing is the second step and consciously working towards the achievements of the 12 Spiritual developmental tasks each year and month of my life is helping my soul growth.

What does all of this have to do with you?

Would you like to uncover mental and emotional imprints that are holding you back in love and in life?

Are you ready to finally be free from your past and consciously move forward to your greatest potential?

Excellent! Because I am offering a course called The Clock of Life!

I created this course as a way to share information about the 12 year and month cycles of soul development and to provide a supportive environment for a group healing process. As a licensed mental health professional I integrate my clinical expertise with more than a decade of experience in spiritual study, metaphysics and the healing arts as well as my intuitive abilities. The insights that I will share with you will help you to identify your blocks, blind spots and opportunities to grow. I will also provide you with tools for you to apply this teaching on your own long after the course is over.

If you just can’t quite put your finger on what’s been holding you back in an area of life, you are ready to break free from unconscious processes,  and you are excited to learn about this wonderful spiritual teaching… go ahead and register for this course. Clarity and motivation await you!


I look forward to seeing you in class!

Are you inspired by this blog? Please support my efforts with a contribution to the Capital Campaign for Healing Truth Center today! Thank you!


SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She hosts the Living in Spiritual Perspective Show at HealingTruthCenter.com and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

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