The Paths of Grace CDs were inspired by the natural beauty and power of Rio Caliente Spa in Mexico, where the water bubbles up from deep inside the earth at 155 degrees.

High in the forested mountains above Guadalajara, this peaceful hot springs oasis, replete with lush flora, colorful birds, and organic gardens, was the setting for one of Donna Morrish’s Soothe Your Soul retreats.

Donna was profoundly inspired by the healing energy of this earthly sanctuary and the grounding influences of the indigenous culture. I felt as if I were immersed in an energy vortex, she says. The spa waters are infused with the beauty and strength of the earth and sky.

The guided imagery Donna presents on the Paths of Grace CDs flowed from her higher self into her conscious mind during a series of meditations following her retreat at Rio Caliente. When I came home it was as if all the elements gained from my many years of work in healing and growth had matured and come together in a new and powerful way.

Donna Morrish, M.S., M.F.T., C.Ht., has been learning, teaching and working in the healing arts for over thirty years. She began her mental health work at a Bay Area suicide prevention center, where she founded a grief counseling program. Working with survivors of loss from sudden death inspired her to learn more about techniques that accelerate healing. She has found that guided imagery, hypnosis, and practices that lead to expanded states of consciousness consistently aid in recovering equilibrium and promoting growth.

Guided imagery allows us to connect directly with the higher self, bypassing the habitual naysaying and limiting patterns of the conditioned mind, Donna says. With proper techniques, the imagination becomes a highly effective tool in helping us reshape our lives in more successful ways.

This wisdom has long been available, from ancient spiritual writings -- As a man thinketh, so is he (Proverbs 23:7) -- down to the contemporary song that tells us, If you can conceive it, you can achieve it. Moving from daydreaming to genuine change, however, takes a skilled guide.

Paths of Grace offers a series of meditations that evokes the divine intelligence and the power to change in each person. It creates the experience of sanctuary, an inner place where the listener can move at his or her own pace to relax, be nurtured, problem solve, and expand consciousness.