Your Heart Is the Master
by Sandra Diaz

"As I went deeper into my spiritual journey, this idea that the mind functions better as a servant to the heart started to make sense."

Counselor Diaz advises people in varying states of trauma, emphasizing her conviction that positive solutions emerge from “being in the heart.” Diaz had dreams of her deceased boss, Evelyn, urging her to contact her distressed widower. Diaz and Henry had several meetings permeated with Evelyn’s messages, helping him to move on with his life. Mary was a student who couldn’t finish school because she lacked funds. Diaz asked her to concentrate on the healing aspects of the profession and pray for assistance; her prayers were answered with an unexpected special endowment. Scott was a trauma victim who worried about two disruptive men in the institution where he worked. Diaz counseled forgiveness and concentration on divine light, and when Scott took her suggestion, the problem stopped immediately. Highly intelligent, Jim feared he would never succeed because he had a DUI trial hanging over his future. He took Diaz’s word that he could overcome this barrier. Infused with the sense of positivity she projected, he was released from legal bindings and began his medical studies.

Diaz has interwoven these unusual stories, each individually intriguing, with her own story. After having powerful visions of God and Jesus, her psychological counseling was transformed to include spiritual elements often ignored in that profession. Examining her experience from many reference points, she suggests several resources for her readers, particularly citing the works of Glenda Green. Diaz shows how these enlightening principles work in real life through her short and enlivening case studies. There is an element of the supernatural or divine in each scenario, combined with pragmatic exercises prescribed by Diaz, illustrating that when we see the best in others, they will begin to see the best in themselves. Diaz has developed a fascinating body of work that will find resonance among receptive clients and fellow therapists.

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