Modern spiritual growth is complicated, empowering, and ongoing. Enjoy inspiring thoughts, radio show topics, book reviews, astrological and energy updates, meditations, affirmations, and much more to connect you to your soul's consciousness awesomeness. ~ Molly
|Posted on February 28, 2017 at 9:15 AM|
We all have busy lives these days with constant stimuli everywhere. Our calendars are full and our minds are fuller. It’s easy to be focused on what is happening “out there” and forget about the essential practice of connecting “in here.”
It's exactly because of those reasons that I enjoyed Soul Journey to Love: 100 Days to Inner Peace by Dr. Irene Cohen. I found each of the daily messages to be a beautiful exhale of loving reminders about our innate wisdom, peace, and love. Dr. Cohen guides the reader through 100 days of insights, processes, and prayers in a manner that I connected with because her writing style is digestible, straight-forward, and empowering. She was guided to stop reading other spiritual materials while writing this book in order for her true inner voice to be heard more fully.
Reading a chapter a day is not a new literary concept, but the wisdom and reference to A Course in Miracles, coupled with Dr. Cohen's inspiring messages, makes this resource special. Some daily insights resonated with me strongly and I referenced them a few times. It turned out to be an easy book to pick up and flip through since most passages are only a page long.
The book is divided into three parts with progression of knowledge from general instructions, to more insights about God and Universal mind, and then to lyrical poems and passages.
For practical purposes, Soul Journey to Love is an excellent nightstand read before going to bed, upon waking in the morning, or as a companion during lunchtime. It doesn't require a lot of time or a big commitment as if you’re starting another book. It’s simply a beautiful supplement to the day’s activities and never-ending to-do list.
Finding time to have a daily practice is becoming more important in our busy lives and this guide is a great place to start – or continue – that intention.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book with the intention of sharing a review with you. The above thoughts and opinions are my own and I don't receive any type of compensation based on whether or not you purchase it. I only share books and products I think you will value and find beneficial to your journey.
|Posted on February 23, 2017 at 8:25 AM|
Coming this summer!
Modern Heroine Soul Stories
Get ready for 25 spectacular soul stories that will inspire you, uplift you, and support you on your journey!
This special collection of wisdom is from women who feel like instant members of your tribe.
I am blown away by the power and heartfelt emotion that this incredible group of women are openly sharing with you, covering numerous rites of passages of modern heroines:
returning to Self,
following her new joy,
stepping into motherhood,
trusting her intuition,
following her spiritual purpose - and the list goes on.
I'll keep you posted on when this book will be released.
You'll definitely want it on your summer reading list!
|Posted on February 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM|
We're moving through a powerful month of changes and growth, so this week we're going to also do a healing meditation to work with the energies of February.
We're in the middle of eclipses - an eclipse sandwich!
Not a lot is settled or stable at this time.
Our next eclipse is February 26 at 8 degrees Pisces, when both the Sun and Moon are in Pisces, along with a number of other planets in the last sign of the zodiac.
|Posted on February 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM|
With over 30,000 copies of The Art of Trapeze downloaded, I have a few things to share with you about writing a memoir.
Top 10 Thoughts On Writing A Memoir, Putting It Out Into The World, and Realizing People Read It
1. You'll only feel good about what you write if it comes from your heart, which feels like a big-fat-giant risk at first. However, there are enough ego-based books out there, full of platitudes and typical outcomes and mainstream advice so trust that what you authentically share is relatable to YOUR peeps (not everyone, just YOUR peeps who are on the same wave length).
2. You'll hate the book a million times before you hit publish on Amazon. It will be in the trash, the gutter, and heavily edited many times as you wrestle with what to say. The creative process is never dull.
3. Private messages from readers will touch you. Discussing depression, success, love, adventure, emotional vulnerabilities, and fears on paper will push you deeper into yourself. It will all sound crazy and lonely at times, until you receive unexpected feedback, such as:
"Molly, This book is going to stay with me for a while. Thank you for its gifts."
"I have experienced many of the things you shared in your memoir, but as a male, it isn't socially acceptable for me to put it out there."
"Your words inspired me to heal something I've been avoiding. I also shared this book with my best friend, I hope you don't mind."
4. An author never minds if you share their book with your best friends.
5. It will be the worst book in the world to some reviewers. Bad reviews are part of being a public artist; it comes with the territory. (Personal attacks, unfortunately, are standard these days for authors. I have seen a lot of slander and mean things written for numerous memoirs. Readers are smart; they see through this when they are your peeps.)
6. It will be the best book in the world to other reviewers. Just do not tell these people about Hemingway, Angelou, Thoreau, Joyce, Theroux, Whitman, Kingsolver, Harper Lee, Dr. Seuss, etc.
7. Neither being the best nor the worst will be true. You'll just be the best writer you could have been at that time.
8. With a memoir, your children will see the truth of who you were back when you were young, adventurous, foolish, unrestrained, and open to the world. Perhaps you will have forgotten this version of yourself, too, until you catch a brief glimpse of the book cover somewhere out in the world.
9. At the end of your life, you'll be proud that you took a shot and contributed a small fraction of a small life story to the larger whole of storytelling.
10. Take the risk to go deeper. Memoirs have the power to intimately connect with a reader. Honor this opportunity in the best way you can. Life is a grand adventure, so why not put yourself out there just a bit more, trusting we have more in common than we realize.
|Posted on February 13, 2017 at 11:50 AM|
Consciousness is the understanding that everything around us has meaning associated with it. Everything has consciousness because everything has energy. Becoming more conscious is an opening to greater awareness about the interconnectedness of all things, including all energies beyond the realms of the five senses. Exploring consciousness invites expansion into higher levels of awareness.
From the words we say and the actions we take, to our food, numbers, rocks, animals, geographic locations, and everything else around us (a rather large category), all energies hold consciousness.
Consciousness involves many overlapping factors that contribute to an energetic whole. On an individual level, our emotions, thoughts, vocabulary, and actions all hold a type of consciousness that reflects our personal energy.
On a global scale, humanity is collectively creating a level of consciousness about the human experience, the planet, nature, and our responsibility to the earth. Mass consciousness is a reflection of our collective energy.
There are currently five dominant types of consciousness present today, co-existing, spreading, retracting. I am specifically identifying these as types of consciousness and not levels because levels implies hierarchy or dominance. Using the word type is highly intentional as a way to move beyond the polarities of good and bad; right and wrong; better and worse.
Each type of consciousness offers a different perspective, understanding, and opportunities for growth. Each type has value in providing information and describing experiences. Each type also allows us to choose what perspective is best for our individual, and collective, growth.
|Posted on February 11, 2017 at 9:35 AM|
How exciting for an indie author to see their book next to publishing powerhouses!
Especially in the company of a memoir that just won the Golden Globe for Best Picture!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my book a bestseller among these incredible titles. Humbled, honored, proud, motivated.
The Art of Trapeze is essentially the hero's journey for spiritual growth, and the story includes numerous layers of inspiring messages:
~ Dreaming big and believing in your Self
~ Unexpected success can unfold in many ways
~ Building on your experiences to improve your life
~ Taking inspired action with confidence and courage
~ Responsibility for your energy in all ways
~ Facing your Shadow Self and unconscious emotions
~ Clearing, releasing, purging, transformation
~ Peace, Self-Love, JOY, and Happiness
~ The perfection of the bigger picture
~ The Eternal Truths of our human experience
And don't forget, The Art of Trapeze is the first book in a series. The grand adventure continues in The Modern Heroine's Journey of Consciousness as we dive into the five types of consciousness, the spiral and the elevator, soul contracts, the 11 stages of spiritual growth, and a lot more.
I hope all of these insights and examples continue to support you on your life path!
|Posted on February 8, 2017 at 12:10 PM|
We have TWO new podcasts this week, including a great conversation with another astrologer, Dominique Jaramillo, about the February eclipses.
Join Dominique and I, two intuitive astrologers, as we talk about the February 2017 eclipses! You'll get a heads up on the energies of the Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse as they bring in new energies for our spiritual growth and creative expression. Listen here
Get your astrology chart and look at where the following eclipses are working with you:
~ Lunar Eclipse on February 9 at 23 degrees Leo
~ Solar Eclipse on February 26 at 8 degrees Pisces
In my weekly astrology updates, we take a look at Valentine's Day energies and the upcoming Venus retrograde cycle. Listen here
Both episodes are also available on iTunes. Listen here
|Posted on February 5, 2017 at 10:50 AM|
A day in the life as a Work-At-Home Mama:
- Consider the day off to an amazing start if it starts AFTER 6:30 am
- Baby eats breakfast in high chair (cheerios + bananas are the biggest hit); guzzle first cup of coffee + protein shake
- Play time in the living room…scroll through phone for weather + news updates…
- Follow baby around as he walks into all the forbidden rooms (bathroom, pantry, garage door) and attempt to redirect him
- Mid-morning nap occurs and YAY, I get to be productive on the computer!
- Check email + social media for anything urgent or important
- Schedule astrology sessions
- Podcast? Maybe not today if he doesn’t nap long enough
- Attempt lunch in high chair (yogurt, cheese, and turkey, please!)
- Realize I’m starving but do not want leftovers
- Maybe go to the gym, but only if childcare services are still open for the day
- Play, play, play with books + stacking cups + ball + things that go beep beep beep!
- Determine if laundry is really a priority or not. Determine if folding towels and emptying dishwasher is really important. Determine if any of this can be done while active baby is putting his favorite ball in laundry bin + running around the couch.
- Jot down notes for books-in-progress
- Text friends + Mom
- Get excited that the babysitter is coming tomorrow for 3 hours so Mommy can work
- Hopefully go for a long walk…weather permitting…or off to Target/Costco/the mall/ANYWHERE
- Countdown the minutes until daddy comes home, YAY!!!
- Diaper count total is somewhere between 5 to 7
- Dinner is approaching, which is rarely given any thought before 4 pm. Check freezer and fridge, then possibly send a “Can you pick up dinner?” text to Daddy.
- Try to remember what life was like with free time and long periods of productivity…nope, can’t remember that!
- By 8 pm, collapse in front of TV with wine in hand as Daddy does bedtime routine…determine if I have enough energy to read an actual book...
That’s a wrap!
And then we'll do it all over again tomorrow, bright and early.
|Posted on February 3, 2017 at 7:50 AM|
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What areas of life are you experiencing the greatest energetic impact and "Love Nudge" from the Universe?
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|Posted on February 2, 2017 at 12:10 PM|
Did you think things in this world were just a bit crazy? Well darlings, we're JUST getting started!
We have two eclipses coming up in February that are going to shake-shake-shake up the energy fields that need to be changed - ready or not!
So here is your heads up about what the month holds for us as we enter the first eclipse season of 2017:
~ Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on February 9th at 23 degrees Leo
~ New Moon Solar Eclipse on February 26th at 8 degrees Pisces
When a Lunar Eclipse happens BEFORE a Solar Eclipse, we tend to have bigger emotions that are stirred up first. The Moon is showing us our feelings and unconscious selves; she is revealing what needs to be exposed, illuminated, and seen in the light.
The Lunar Eclipse in Leo is a Call to the Heart and a return to what needs to be proudly expressed. Courage is highlighted, although the potential for egoism is strong. This eclipse is ruled by the Sun, so we have a strong need to balance What I Give (Aquarius) and What I Receive (Leo). There is a fabulous, energizing Grand Trine in Fire with this Lunar Eclipse that will spur you UP to higher levels of inspiration, motivation, creativity, personal expression, and a true belief in who you are now. (I'll be sharing more about this energy around February 9th.)
Then, when the Solar Eclipse occurs two weeks later, we have the opportunity to consciously integrate what we've learned about ourselves so we can use it constructively and with intention.
The Solar Eclipse in Pisces is a big ending point, as it is the final zodiac sign that returns us to compassion, forgiveness, and letting go. We will say goodbye to some part of our experience or ourselves to make way for the new parts that are coming in. This is a very spiritual Solar Eclipse that reminds us we are on a grand adventure and everything is temporary. Allow what is complete to leave and continue to open up to more of your soul's energy along the way. Higher downloads will be available to you in March as you continue to trust and believe. (I'll be sharing more about this energy before February 16th.)
So there is your roadmap for what February will be bringing our way. It is the first grand energy change of the year, and is meant to catapult a part of your energy field OPEN while trusting that it is time to leave part of your story behind.
And onward we go!
|Posted on February 1, 2017 at 12:10 PM|
2017 is now officially underway, and after a brief hiatus, I'm back to share with you a new game plan for 2017 to support you!
We'll discuss the astrology and energies of this week, as well as what February is going to bring our way with 2 eclipses this month.
~ Lunar Eclipse on Feb 9 at 23 degrees Leo
~ Solar Eclipse on Feb 26 at 8 degrees Pisces
Happy to be back doing the podcast!
|Posted on January 26, 2017 at 11:25 AM|
We had guests visiting us here in sunny, warm Florida for the past 2 weeks, and they boarded a plane this morning to go home. I honestly, seriously, for the life of me have no idea how 2 weeks had already passed.
How did time go by that quickly?
WHERE did it go?
This is one of the energy signatures of 2017. Time will not be ‘time’ as we have known it because we have transitioned to a different energy field of unlimited potentials. It will feel unreal simply because it is not the ‘real’ that we may have been used to experiencing our daily lives.
When we are moving through higher paradigms, we shift out of limitations of the time/space continuum and enter a never-ending vastness of potentials. That is also why manifesting happens so quickly, and why you have to stay CLEAR in your intentions and what you WANT. Or else you'll get swept away into a current of unknowns until you do know.
Yet as time continues to move quickly, you could feel physically slow, tired, or off-pace right about now. Have a lot of people been sick around you, or perhaps you caught something? The flu has been a real doozy this winter, wiping people out for weeks. What's up with that? Well Mars is in Pisces at the final degrees of the zodiac, returning home after a 2 year adventure that began in March 2015. Mars in Pisces is the warrior who must retreat and prepare for the next journey. Mars rules the body and physical self; Pisces is collective illnesses. He is one tired dude as he moves through the 28 and 29 degrees of Pisces and may feel exceptionally tired or worn out. He needs more rest than normal, and requires downtime to reflect and intuit all that he has learned. Meditation, quiet time, and spiritual connections are strongly supported.
Trust your body’s messages right now. Make time to rest or go slower, at least until Sunday. Mars enters Aries on January 29, and THEN it will be time to set off on new beginnings as the Universe swoops in with a brand new energy cycle.
The New Moon in Aquarius on January 28 is the first one of the year, signaling that it is REALLY time to start those New Year’s intentions and get them fired up with greater Universal support. The New Moon is at 8 degrees Aquarius, when the Sun and the Moon are both lined up at the same point in the cosmos; the Feminine and Masculine are united. This New Moon has a wonderful energy signature that incites pushing boundaries and honoring your Self, even if that felt uncomfortable in the past.
The Universe is asking you to be forward-thinking, revolutionary, and mentally tough. Aquarius is a fixed air sign that takes us to new places with our ideas and pushes us to think outside of the box; in fact, destroy the box completely! Aquarius is also related to scientists, rebellion, astrology, sci-fi, technology advancements, and the collective energy field. Aquarius is the signature of what your vision is for the collective and how you can give something back to support others. How can you contribute to the whole?
In cosmic terms, 2017 is just getting started with this zesty New Moon and Mars’s entry into Aries on Sunday. It is time to advance to a higher place in your energy field that is mentally strong, inclusive, and inspires you with forward action that is best for your soul’s growth. Only you know what that is. And if you do not know, you now have greater potential for clarity and action.
Please make the most of what is happening within you and around you. This is a rare time of forward energy as all of the planets are still moving ahead until February 6, when Jupiter goes retrograde in Libra.
Ask for what you need.
Stay open to possibilities.
Trust that what shows up is meant for you.
Believe in yourself on a daily basis.
Take actions, even small steps, towards what your heart and mind want most.
It is time to expand – and we know how fast time is moving and supporting us now to do it.
|Posted on January 23, 2017 at 11:05 AM|
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|Posted on January 20, 2017 at 9:55 AM|
As a proud Ambassador for Women for Women International, I am excited to share with you the various events we participate in throughout the year that are aimed at supporting women worldwide.
On Saturday, January 21, the Women's March on Washington happens, along with hundreds of Sister Marches around the globe. Join us!
WHY WE MARCH
We march to amplify the voices of marginalized women around the world so they do not go unheard.
We march to actively encourage the incoming U.S. Administration
to continue to support commitments to women, peace, and security
as a paramount objective of U.S. foreign policy.
We march to stand in solidarity with people from all walks of life
to ensure gender equality and human rights remain at the forefront
of conversations among global, national, and local policy leaders.
We march to ensure that no woman is forgotten.
|Posted on January 19, 2017 at 10:45 AM|
Buckle up, buttercups.
The fast moving energies of 2017 are officially rollin' in, and time is going to go faster than you thought possible!
I get the visual of a huge new overlay of 5D energies pouring down over 3D energies, invigorating us with fresh cosmic downloads that are assisting us all in raising our individual vibrations in order to raise the collective vibration. We have entered a new paradigm of faster moving energies to support our ascension, growth, healing, expansion, and manifesting abilities.
Have you been feeling it or seeing it in your world? These are the higher 5D energies that are lifting us UP and OUT of the typical 3D timelines and placing us in the dimension of NO time = things just show up, in an instant!
Energies are lining up with our intentions LIKE THAT with very little time to waste. We are being given a cosmic "love push" to act and say YES and go for it and trust what we cannot see.
In spiritual circles, we talk about this stuff a lot. We say "set your intentions" and "get ready to manifest" and "be grateful in advance." Well now all of that is more real than ever before because global energies are faster for those of us who are choosing to participate in this paradigm.
It's time to walk the talk and manifest like a maniac.
Remember, not everyone chooses to move forward or say YES. Do not expect that, or you'll be disappointed. Your power is in YOUR choices and where you direct YOUR energies; that's all yours to claim and play with. It is during these fast moving times that we need to also be accepting and DETACH from expectations of others.
Instead, continue on with what you're ready to manifest and experience now in all areas of your life. It can be THAT good if you allow it.
And you know what this is for you. You really do. It's something important to you, and the energies are available to everyone. The Universe does not play favorites. And it's up to you to let it be easy when it shows up! But you may have become accustomed to ignoring it or pushing it down, and now that sweet little "cosmic love push" is asking you to claim the higher frequencies that are here to assist you in some manner.
Astrologically, Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius are making a harmonious trine that is rare, exciting, and supportive of long-term growth. These two power planets are providing fire, motivation, and inspiration for forward movement, which might have felt stalled out in recent years.
Well now it is time, says the cosmos.
Then Jupiter in Libra brings in the abundance, growth, wisdom, and partnership opportunities that take it up a notch with JOY. Collaborating with others and equal relationships will be the keys to good news, help, and grace.
These three planets are going to be playing nicely together throughout the year.
By the end of January, Mars is going to be in Aries, which is like turning a bonfire into a roarin' BLAZE of fire. The momentum will pick up and you may be surprised by how busy life becomes.
Consider this your heads up!
So your job right now is to stay clear in your intentions.
Be ready to go for "it" and say YES to what - or who - shows up.
Make time to relax as needed.
Keep moving forward.
Smile and ENJOY.