|Posted on December 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM|
I recently moved through, and completed, a very tough spiritual lesson with a famous "spiritual" author and expert. This woman obsessively targeted me and my work for 6 years, with the intention of damaging my professional reputation, and this story is how I did not allow her to take me down.
I share this story with the intention of supporting more people to understand this archetype of Shadow Female energy and to find greater strength in your path as you proceed ahead, knowing that astrology always has your back and supports exactly what you're here to heal and clear. Also, it's a good reminder that karma WILL be a bitch because Saturn does not forget what was said, done, or harmed in the real world.
I kept hearing "ponzi scheme" with this energy dynamic, too. A Plagiarism Ponzi Scheme where someone intentionally takes, takes, takes and believes they have a right to do so because they have the power, connections, influence, and ego to keep it up. The energy around this increases to the point where they believe they actually own the content because they are "in control" of it and can manipulate others into believing it, too. Yet when that fateful knock comes on the door from the Feds or the Universe, they can't support what they've created because it's all an illusion, a sham. And it's their followers who pay the price through loss of trust and doubting what they learned in the first place.
Practicing and implementing our spiritual work is hard at times, peeps.
Please know you are not alone in those periods of hardship. We need to - have to - go through the emotional, egoic layers of it. No shortcuts here, and you wouldn't want them, anyways. Wherever there are shortcuts is where you have to go back and re-work something at some point. A lot of spiritual propaganda tells you to stay positive, practice affirmations, avoid negativity, and all that jazz -- please be careful which of those pills you swallow. The side effects can take you way off course. It all comes down to working with your own energy.
In order to do that, you have to be honest and real with yourself without glossing over your own inner world and truth.
|Posted on December 10, 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 December 9, 2017 at 1:10 PM|
The cosmos says it is time to share with you a real world story of working with astrological transits!
I recently moved through, and completed, a very tough spiritual lesson with a famous "spiritual" author and expert. This woman obsessively targeted me and my work for 6 years, with the intention of damaging my professional reputation, and this episode is how I did not allow her to take me down.
I share this story with the intention of supporting more people to understand this archetype of Shadow Female energy and to find greater strength in your path as you proceed ahead, knowing that astrology always has your back and supports exactly what you're here to heal and clear.
Also, it's a good reminder that karma WILL be a bitch because Saturn does not forget what was said, done, or harmed in the real world.
|Posted on December 8, 2017 at 1:30 PM|
What trends are emerging for authors and entrepreneurs in 2018?
Let's take a look at what is most likely to increase in popularity, decrease in effectiveness, and bring in more results from your target market.
Hear what is taking off and how you can make the most of these options.
I'll share with you 12 trends I foresee as more people begin publishing their books and building up their businesses online.
New show for awake and conscious entrepreneurs, authors, healers, experts, and teachers! Inspiring, real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career. We'll discuss Business and Books topics to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world.
|Posted on December 5, 2017 at 3:10 PM|
We never pursue a dream alone, and we never create something meaningful on our own.
Caché Paris: A Guidebook to Discover New Places, Hidden Spaces, and a Favorite Oasis has been in the works, off and on, for nearly 6 years now. And as it is finally released, there is one person whom I credit with being able to follow my heart and experience Paris as a local - my momma.
When I needed to buy a new American laptop while in Paris, she was able to expedite the process from home and send over the right computer that was compatible with my current digital stuff - things you don't think about until you're abroad!
When I was shipping my cats across the Atlantic, she was on the other side of the ocean making things happen and verifying that all of the dots (and meows) were being connected.
When I knew it was time to come home, she was that strong voice on the other side of the phone reminding me to trust myself and to trust that the decision was right.
And she was the beautiful face that visited me a few times in Paris, so we could explore the city together and enjoy every pastry shop we found ourselves in.
This book is dedicated to my amazing mom who, more than anyone, supported my dream of moving to Paris. It was her ongoing generosity, love, advice, and multiple visits to the City of Lights that I credit with a pivotal time in my life, and by consequence, the existence of this guidebook.
May her support of my time in Paris now benefit your memorable travels there, as well!
|Posted on December 2, 2017 at 1:15 PM|
This is a big topic for healers, authors, guides, teachers, and anyone sharing their gifts: How do you present, market, and sell your offerings with value?
There are a number of approaches people use to convert their leads into sales, and yet you may not be aware of what is really happening under the surface of these tactics.
We'll look at various approaches to getting people's money, including The Con, The Hustle, and The Exaggerations that are commonly used online.
I'll share with you examples of each of these approaches, plus help you get clearer on how you want to genuinely connect with your people in a valuable way.
New weekly podcast for awake and conscious entrepreneurs, authors, healers, experts, and teachers!
Inspiring, real world stories every week about clients, readers, business and books to support building your dream career. We'll discuss Business and Books topics to help you grow as an entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world.
|Posted on November 29, 2017 at 2:05 PM|
When my website (this one you're on) debuted in 2011, I was both ecstatic and anxious because there were no other websites on consciousness out there.
A lot of blogs were focused on self-help, lifestyle, food, inspiration, crafts, astrology, and more. But I hadn’t found a spiritual website on consciousness, so who knew what would come of this idea. No guarantees, but hey, give it a shot. Within months, people found the website, signed up for emails, joined the membership area (now closed), enrolled in astrology classes, and asked for personal sessions. All great feedback! Good to see that this content was useful and connecting with people.
Yet as my website grew in homepage views and blog sharing, I started to be targeted by someone with a bigger following who duplicated what I offered. It could only loosely be called “plagiarism” (in legal terms) yet it was all too close for comfort to me.
It smelled wrong.
I had never followed her, or even knew what she was doing; I never read her books or even visited her website. I wasn’t interested in her work because I had been there-done that years ago. In other words, she was never on my radar, but somehow I ended up on hers. I found out about it through other people. I paid it very little attention and stayed focused on what I could create, offer, and share in the world, including publishing my first book.
Then a trend started to emerge.
|Posted on November 21, 2017 at 12:50 PM|
Every woman is her own heroine. Every female can be powerful, happy, and successful by creating the best possible life for herself and her family. Every person has gifts to share and ways to serve her local community. And we can make this philosophy a true reality by actively participating in global sisterhood!
You can change the life of a woman in meaningful, practical ways that will get you moving towards your dreams, too. If she can make this commitment to her life, what can you do to create what you want for yourself, your children, and your community?
The ultimate gift is that YOU become a catalyst for her, which then ripples out to her family and community.
You become a catalyst for change in a long-term way that improves the lives of many. And she also becomes a catalyst for you and what you can achieve in your life.
I connected with my first sister in Rwanda just as she began enrollment in the year-long program. She shared her dreams and goals for improving her life, including the possibilities for her child, and we regularly exchange correspondence as a form of encouragement for both of us. This program is definitely a two-way street, let me tell ya!
She inspires me to no end with her resilience, strength, and courage; I hope I can offer a fraction of that energy back to her.
As you read more stories below and connect with Women for Women’s work, I hope it motives you to participate in improving the lives of our sisters around the world.
Please know that women are eagerly waiting to enroll in this program – we just need more sponsors like you who care deeply about women supporting other women!
Let's do this!
|Posted on November 19, 2017 at 10:10 AM|
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|Posted on November 17, 2017 at 5:20 PM|
What is it really like being an astrologer when so many people don't understand, or even want to understand, what you do?
How do you discuss this topic with people?
Do you ever get attacked, insulted, or called names?
Is it hard at times in our world to practice an ancient art?
Here we go! In this special show, I'm pulling back the curtains to share with you some of my behind-the-scenes experiences of this profession.
And not only will I share with you some of the challenges that can come up with this work, I am going to tell you straight up exactly why I LOVE doing this job and why it is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
|Posted on November 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM|
Do you have questions about spiritual terms, but don't know who to ask? I'm here to help you out!
Everyone is at different stages in their spiritual growth, and there is no such thing as a stupid question (remember that from grade school!).
In this show, I'll explain spiritual concepts, definitions, and words that may be brand new to you: Consciousness, Awakening, Energy, Authenticity, God, Soul Contracts, Karma, and more.
Or maybe these terms aren't new, but you'd like to understand more. Tune and listen to this brief show - I've got you covered, my friend!
|Posted on November 14, 2017 at 9:35 AM|
Does it appear that "everyone else" is making more money, increasing their email list subscribers, hitting the highest numbers, and succeeding easily right now?
The Comparison Game is rampant these days, and yet there are mindful ways to stop it in its tracks.
It is important to remain present and powerful in what YOU are doing - and to understand that all that glitters is not gold out there.
I have a new weekly podcast that focuses on Business and Books. In this episode, I'll share with you ways to validate what you are doing and turn your attention away from what others are experiencing.
Also new IG account: @authorbusinessexpansion
Show on #iTunes, #BlogTalkRadio, #Podbean and more #podcasting channels:
Business and Books with Molly McCord
|Posted on November 12, 2017 at 11:30 AM|
Get A Heads Up On Your 2018 Astrology Energy Themes!
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Cosmic changes are happening in careers, relationships, friendships, life path, spiritual awakenings, money, and unconscious patterns because it's time to be who you are and do what you love with people who support you.
The astrology energies shift significantly in 2018 as the outer planets dance into new signs, including Saturn going into Capricorn, Uranus into Taurus, and Chiron in Aries. There will be 'rumblings' globally and individually, which could be both stabilizing for some and a big adjustment for others.
My style is quite unique. Astrology charts are a portal for me, and as I tap into your energy, I open up to more than the planets, the signs, and the archetypes. Depending on what Spirit wants you to know, I connect with past lives, chakras, visions, music, colors, messages from guidance, and who knows what else?! (Ah, the joys of being an Empath, Clairvoyant, Clairsentient, and Intuitive!) Every session is uniquely different and I never know what to expect until you and I connect.
- What is being activated in your astrology chart?
- How can you make the most of these highly rare energies?
- What areas of life are you experiencing the greatest energetic impact?
|Posted on November 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM|
This weekend is the 11:11 Portal, one of the most potent energy signatures of the year, since 11 is a master number. The "veil" between 3D and 5D is especially thin and open, as we ascend to higher levels of soul understandings of ourselves as energies in human suits.
11:11 is a day of spiritual celebration; a time to meditate and listen to your own messages as you can hear your guides, Spirit, Angels, and God more easily when the air is thinner.
11:11 is a very powerful day to BLAST away any and all energies that no longer serve you and are not part of your next steps.
What comes to mind instantly?
Trust whomever that may be, or whatever shows up in your awareness, even if it seems odds.
An easy and effective way to do this is by imagining a blast of light from your 7 chakras emitting out your aura and powerfully filling up your full energy field.
As you sit in this visual, feel the light as being warm, loving, joyful and supportive of you. See it going out to everything you touch and connect with energetically. Watch the light expand and grow and surround you in loving ways.
We are (still) shifting away from a former life, and that includes the people you no longer connect with and the choices you are ready to leave behind. What is your intention for these connections now? Sit with that. It can be simple or elaborate, whatever serves you. Perhaps you just want those people to get a life and stop stalking your FB page, LOL!
See yourself shifting up to a higher perspective where all of that is running around "out there" and not connected to you. You only see and feel your light essence instead. That's it. That's all you need and it is more than enough.
We are always growing, evolving, and understanding ourselves in new ways, and this time is about being open to more of your unconscious self as a messenger of truth.
Way back in 2007 I started learning about Shadow Feminine energies, and have been sharing with you for years now how "your shadow is the gold." It is the place within all of us that contains more parts of us that can be transformed, elevated, and brought into our Conscious Self's awareness. But it shows up as darkness first.
Whatever is coming up for you right now is revealing what you are ready to work with from a higher level of consciousness...
~ What am I learning in this situation?
~ How am I owning my power?
~ Am I supporting my soul evolution and transformation with love and self-acceptance?
A space of darkness is when we experience the zero point of a new beginning with a fresh burst of new light. When there is the appearance of nothing, it is the promise of every potential.
You are being called to own your darkness as potential light, and to own your power in a healthy way from a higher point of awareness. You'll know what this means for you - in fact, you already know which area of life is pushing in this direction.
Stay in your power and strength today as powerful new cycle begins!
You are wonderfully supported and loved as you fill up with your awesomeness and allow the rest to be complete. The gifts of transformation are everywhere!