Dr. Rose Marie Toussaint has defied the odds and rose from Haiti, to become a top liver surgeon here in America. She is not only breaking barriers by being a female of African descent, she is doing this in a white male-dominated field.
Her book, Never Question the Miracle, the memoire about this unusual journey, is more than just a tale of Miracles. It is a tale of the mind, spirit, body connection and how it affects our health. So how does one travel the journey from Haiti to being a lead surgeon in a white-male dominated field? The answer is a holistic approach.
When questioned as to if her spiritual training was responsible for her success, Dr. Toussaint said, “Even though I had my grandfather as a role model for daily prayer for example, I had to personally integrate it in my life by meditating daily combine with an exercise regimen. In other words, in our spiritual growth, each one of us must apply ourselves personally and endeavor to do our spiritual work conscientiously. It will not just fall on our laps because of our upbringing.”
Briefly, these are 7 Steps of Dr. Toussaint’s program to holistic rejuvenation. the seven steps of Rejuvenation are
1. Diet & Nutrition
2. Exercise & Yoga
3. Herbs for detoxification, & cleansing
4. Herbs for strengthening, revitalizing, energizing, & healing
5. Emotional rejuvenation
6. Mental rejuvenation, when we have detoxify from negative emotions such as anger, jealousy fear etc. our mental state tends to be one of thinking too much about the future or worrying, or planning and just thinking about each and everything. The goal of mental rejuvenation is to ‘be’ by stopping this mental inner chatter which robs us of the inner contact with the Inner Divine Self.
7. spiritual growth and development occur in the Inner Golden Silence where our Inner Divine Self merges with the God-Self or the Creator, God, or whatever term one uses for God.