Susan L. Taylor (born January 23, 1946) is an American editor, writer, and journalist. She served as editor-in-chief of Essence from 1981 through 2000. In 1994, American Libraries referred to Taylor as “the most influential black woman in journalism today”.
“Our fears can immobilize us, make us feel alone and unprotected, lost and confused, unable to see the many trails leading out of the woods. And there is always a way out. The way out is within. There is a sacred place within us where wisdom and clarity dwell. This is where God resides and has being. This is the simple truth we were born to discover. Awakened to this truth, we won’t fear the darkness of the night. “
“Listening in the silence each day isn’t a luxury, but a necessity.”
“Giving from an empty vessel causes stress, anger and resentment, seeds that sow disorder and disease.”
“No matter what we may think or feel, regardless of appearances, life is always on our side, always offering us the experiences we need to make changes and grow.”
“We are born trusting life to care for us, but over time we learn to fear living as much as we fear dying.”
“All the good that we are seeking is already ours in formless energy. It exists in a state that religious writer Gabriele Wittek calls “prematerial substance,” just waiting for us to say yes by doing the work that will bring it into existence.”
“I never focus on what I have lost, but on what I have left.”
“The truth is that everything—a lover’s betrayal, a parent’s harsh remark, even a health challenge—is a lesson for our growth, not for our oppression. Our lives become a painful journey only when we resist, rather than accept, the lessons on our path that are God’s invitation to grow.”
“Who am I? Do I feel happy, healthy and whole? How can I expand the promise of my life? Have I erected defenses and barriers that are limiting my vision? Am I making choices that encourage my growth? Am I kind to myself? Am I loving to myself? Am I living my truth?”
“When you trust that you are in God’s care, you won’t fear change”
~ Lessons in Living by Susan L. Taylor
Erika is a certified Spiritual Counsellor, Holistic Healing Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Life Coach and Soul Plan Practitioner. She studied a number of modalities in traditional and alternative therapies and she offers traditional life coaching services and holistic/spiritual coaching (including Soul Plan Analysis). Erika has natural healing abilities and works intuitively from the heart. It is each time different simply because every person is unique. It is her intention to inspire, empower and help you to find more clarity in life and reconnect with your true self. She helps people to become more aware of their gifts and also their beliefs and values they are operating under. As you start to remember who you truly are, you naturally start to re-align with your true self and your life purpose. Your life can then start to flow in a far more creative and joyful way with new meaning and direction. It is her intention to give joyfully, following her heart’s knowledge and make a meaningful difference to someone. What is a spiritual counsellor/holistic healing practitioner? A spiritual counsellor or holistic healing practitioner has trained in a number of healing techniques. Their training at Holistic Healing College has included, counselling, energy psychology, relationship healing, hypnotherapy, spiritual life coaching, soul plan and a diverse array of therapeutic interventions. A spiritual counsellor or holistic healing practitioner has recognised the importance of offering more than energetic healing or conventional counselling. The client also receives unconditional listening, sound advice, new resources, empowering beliefs and options for leading a more fulfilling and real quality life. These integrated sessions address the client on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Energetic healing creates the space while a practical approach grounds the benefits in the here and now.