Molly McCord
Author | Teacher | Radio Show Host | Intuitive Business Guide
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Connecting with Higher Perspectives in Challenging Times

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 3:45 AM

We can easily feel discouraged or troubled if we look around at what is happening in the world and wonder WTF?!


Politics, violence, shootings, upheaval - is there any chance of this stuff ending or changing?


It can all make our energy sink as we enter the darker caves of negativity, fear, anger, and despair.


 

In this show, we'll look at how we are made for these times and made for this chaos - do you feel it within yourself?


As a Soul, we each chose to be here at this time in order to maintain the light, vibration, and higher consciousness of understanding about the current cycles of energies.


 

Let's return to this knowingness and higher perspectives! What if everything is happening right on time?


Listen right here to the newest episode!



Etheric Healing Powers and Soul Ascension

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 11:55 AM

The energy of your mind is always creating in your subconscious - but are you fully aware of the whole soul story?


Are you connecting to the origin of the problem or simply re-treating the same symptoms?


 

With meditation and deep spiritual practices, Teresa leads you to new healing solutions and remedies that work with the source of the issue on an energetic soul level.


Listen to her marvelous healing stories and hear how each person is furthered along on their soul ascension by understanding the past life energies they are connecting with right now. You'll be inspired!


Listen here


 

 

Teresa Leming is a former Self-I-Dentity through Ho'Oponopono coordinator and instructor of the international foundation, IZI LLC. For the last 8 years, she has studied the mystical Hawaiian healing techniques of Ho’Oponopono directly under the famous Dr. Hew Len, co-author with Dr. Joe Vitale of Zero Limits. She is certified in many areas of metaphysical practices, such as: Reiki Master, Etheric Realm Healing, Energy Healing, Metaphysics 101, 7 Keys to Kundalini, Akashic Record Meditation, Munay-Ki, The 9 Great Rites of Initiation & Shamanic Portal, Divine Light Rays, and Aura and Chakra Healing. Visit her website for healing remedies and more info: www.BeeFreeSoulProducts.com


Do You Have An Inspiring Story To Share?

Posted on July 17, 2016 at 11:10 AM

You heard a Call of Your Soul - and you had to answer it.


Then you went on a journey to higher spiritual wisdom, deeper healing, personal power, and/or greater heart happiness.


Now your soul story has the ability to benefit women worldwide.


Submissions now open for a special non-profit book project!


Beautiful contributions are coming in from women of all ages - WOW.


Share with us how you answered a Call of Your Soul in an authentic, empowering way that led you to more of YOU. Some possible stories include:


- Leaving behind an outgrown version of yourself (relationship, friendship, lifestyle, etc.)

- Following a passion or business venture

- A deep healing experience that involved grief, heartache, pain, or fear

- Embarking on a spiritual quest

- Moving to a new place

- Starting your life over in a whole new way

- Acknowledging what your heart needs

- Stepping into a new role that required you to expand

- Any leap of faith you've taken in your life!


 

Are you ready to put your journey into a 2,000 essay to inspire and connect with other women around the world? 


Time to get moving - the deadline is July 31.


Trust what you feel as you read this. If you are excited, inspired, motivated, and willing to do so, allow that energy to be your guiding beacon.


Together, we will harness the power of women's awakening journeys and turn them into a vehicle that improves the world - literally. Seriously.


Check out all the details here: www.ModernHeroineSoulStories.com


And watch a free webinar here: Addressing 5 Fears of Writing From Your Soul


Excited!

Molly

So Impressive + Beautiful

Posted on July 13, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Wow!


 

Beautiful contributions are coming in already for the Modern Heroine Soul Stories non-profit book project - and they are an absolute joy to read.


 

Heartfelt, interesting, authentic, intuitive, REAL.


 

Women are sharing their personal soul stories about...

 

Forgiveness.

Divorce.

Self-acceptance.

Trusting her voice.

Moving through lack.

Believing in herself.


 

Each contribution has its own beauty, spark, and energy field to it. You can feel it come through in her words.


 

But the most important thing for you to remember?


 

Do not focus on what another person is writing or contributing.


 

Focus on YOUR story.

Focus on YOUR voice.

Focus on YOUR style.

Focus on YOUR message that will inspire, empower, and teach others in a beautiful way.


 

There is no limit to the number of stories that will be accepted into this book, so (again) do not worry about how many people are contributing or anything like that. If you have something to say and feel an excitement around this opportunity, that is your nudge to go for it and put your heart on paper. It may just flow out of you and be easier than you expect!


 

I put together more tips for your essay, and I have made myself available for one-on-one guidance if you'd benefit from 2 personalized sessions. Details here


{Extended!} Your essay should be around 2,000 words.


 

All book submissions due by July 31, 2016.


Ready to share your Modern Heroine Soul Story?




Experiencing Creative Comparison? 5 Ways to Move Through It

Posted on July 3, 2016 at 10:50 AM

{Originally written in 2011 and featured on Tiny Buddha}



"Just as much as we see in others, we have in ourselves." - William Hazlitt


Most days I am a dedicated writer and artist, focused and working away with my oh-so-happy hands.


Most days I feel inspired to share adventures and insights from living in Paris for over two years old while going to graduate school. Or referencing the intense spiritual work and personal growth I’ve experienced in recent years.  Or describing how I quit the unfulfilling rat-race to focus on my passion and my life dreams.


Most days I have confidence, pride in my personal creations and feel pretty darn good about my creative ideas.  Most days I am on a roll.


Then there are the other days.


The days where I spend too much time on the internet and see other people's grand successes. The days where I find myself at a library staring down the rows of books, wondering if my writing is enough. The days where I count numbers and look at blog data and spend too much time focusing on the details.

 

So many people are already acclaimed writers, bloggers, artists, and creative experts - is there even room for one more?


On those days, my head gets spinning in creative comparison and I can’t get out of it. My energy plummets down, down, down, as if sinking to the ocean floor.


What do I have to offer that is different and new? Are “they” more talented, creative, recognized, and special than I? Are “they” more qualified to write with more incredibly brilliant things to say?  


I decide to get out of the house when I can’t get the comparisons out of my head. Exercising, grabbing a cup of tea, reading a book and sitting in a park are all great remedies. But there is one place in particular where I love to go to turn-off my mind: Ikea.


I am in love with Ikea. And I like to believe that Ikea is in love with me because of how often I invest quality time in our blue-and-yellow relationship. If they offered personally monogrammed shopping carts, I would use mine as a purse.


Strolling through the giant store is an immediate spark for my visual senses. I follow the winding path, my heart leading the way, and stop in the warmth of the lighting section. Dang, this area is bright.


Hundreds of lights adorn every surface and direction. Each light offers a different vibrancy, size, and function. I notice how there’s room for all to shine their full wattage. I loiter in the middle of the surrounding fixtures as some illuminating thoughts about dealing with creative comparison pass through my mind:


1.      Recognize specifically what is triggering the comparison. The desire to be “seen” and acknowledged? The fear of not being valued? Confirmation of not doing the “right” thing?


Let that vulnerable part surface and be seen. Allow it to be heard. Bring it to the light.


2.      Send that vulnerable part high-wattage Love, big hugs and warm understanding. Send it confirmation that comparing is part of human nature at times. We are social beings who want to see where we fit into the social fabric around us.


Take the comparison simply as a “checking in point” for what is possible in the world. Use the vulnerability as a place of inspiration. Send it more high-wattage Love.


3.      Compare and Despair? It rhymes, so it’s an easy adage to remember, but it’s not a productive thought. Replace those two words with this rhyming pair: Admire and Inspire.


The best of others bring out the best in us. What a gift to have so many people to find inspiration from! What a blessing to feel creative energy from others! Allow the light of others to light a bigger path for ourselves.

 

4.      Everyone has two hands and one mind they can use to create, but we are each blessed with a unique creative voice from our individual souls. Never doubt the power of what I am compelled to offer.


My soul essence has a light that is mine to broadcast and share. No one else can share my soul’s creative voice in the world. My soul only knows my personal truth and can only steer me in that direction.

 

5.      What I am called to do in my heart is what I am called to do for the hearts of others. Claiming my soul’s purpose without expectation, judgment or attachment is the primary commitment. I lose nothing and gain everything by shining my light brightly.


There is room for all of the many lights in the world to shine brightly and boldly.


Ahhhh. I now feel so relaxed and calm after standing here with my heart light blazing. Ikea’s lighting products are so amazing.


Apparently, though, you’re not supposed to stand with your eyes closed in the middle of the lighting section. I’ve been asked numerous times if I need help or have a problem with something. I smile and say, “Oh no, I am GREAT.”


My renewed enthusiasm scares the employees away. I gather myself together and return to the flowing concrete pathways.


I see so much clearer now how the world needs as many lights to shine as possible. Every light is valuable, seen and special. Every light brings unique energy beyond what can be measured.  Every light is a gift to and from the soul.


I believe it’s the reason why we are all here:


To shine boldly from the heart light that is waiting for us to turn - and leave - it on.


I purchase my must-have items, and pass up the urge to grab a cup of meatballs for $1. There is one problem with thinking so positively in Ikea: the yellow bag sure does get heavy.


As I leave the parking garage, I have one more thought about the enlightening lighting department. It’s silly, but it makes me happy.


I have this visual that every night, each light is turned off one by one to go to sleep…errr, save energy. As a single light is flicked off, all of the other lights say, “Thank you for adding so much warmth and beauty to the room today! It was perfect! See you tomorrow for another day of light!” 


Then another light is turned off, and all the other lights say, “Thank you for doing your best today! We saw it and we recognize you! See you tomorrow for another day of light!”


Then another is light turned off, and all the lights say, “You were so amazing! We were so happy to be in your glow today! See you tomorrow for another day of light!”  


And on and on it goes until every light is asleep.


Then they are each turned back on tomorrow with fresh energy, strength and willingness to shine even more brightly.

 

Sharing Your Journey Is Your Next Leap of Faith

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 11:10 AM

 

Whether it's been a lifelong dream, or just a recent inspiration, you are feeling the urge to put your journey into written form.


But after the excitement fades, and you sit down to begin, you may be swirling in HOW, exactly, to write everything you want to express.


 

You'll get stuck.

 

Come up against inner "fear" blocks.

 

Wonder if what you're writing is 'good enough.'

 

Feel stupid or silly for what comes out.

 

Doubt that you have anything to offer in the first place.

 

Want to throw it all away.


 

Don't worry - I've been there, too. After writing ten books, I completely understand every block or inner voice that creeps in during a creative exercise.


 

If you're ready and excited to truly follow this passion project and turn it into reality, now is the time to write from your authentic Self and develop your voice in an empowering manner. You'll be PROUD of what emerges and probably surprised by your own written wisdom.


Even better? Inspire thousands + improve the world. 


For reals. 


Submissions are now open - and rollin' in! - for an awesome non-profit book project that is going to be a special gift to the world. 


Wanna join us? 


Get more details here about Modern Heroine Soul Stories. 



Light it up! 

Molly

 

Spiritual Awakenings, Soul Growth, and the Feminine Archetype

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Have you looked at your life through the lens of a modern heroine?


Have you stopped to see how YOU are moving, flowing, and allowing Spirit and Soul to glide through you?


 

Too often, we become distant and detached from our own strength and wisdom when we are continually seeking what we perceive is outside of ourselves.


Yet with the thousands of women I've connected with through the years, I can tell you this - you hold an integral part of the modern female archetype that is also new to the planet.


 

Let's return to that place of confidence within yourself. Let's talk about how you are MORE than you possibly realize, and why your energetic presence is a gift to global energy right now.


Listen here


Or catch it on iTunes


See you there! 

Molly

Come Over To My Paris Apartments!

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 9:50 AM

I have pictures for you from my life in Paris! These are a few of the places I describe in my spiritual memoir, The Art of Trapeze, and I wanted to share these images with you because I know how much visuals can make a story come alive. Come on over and hang out! 



Here it is, the first Paris apartment I lived in and absolutely loved as soon as I stepped inside. Worth the wait after seeing many less-than-desirable places. Check out those high beams in the kitchen - gorge. The studio is incredibly small, as one would imagine, and I definitely got tired of sleeping and sitting on a futon. You can't see it very well here, but the kitchen is behind the wood countertop and only four feet wide. The fridge wouldn't fit in the space, so it had to sit in the living room. C'est la vie!



I loved, loved, loved my neighborhood in the 15th! Lots of energy, stores, restaurants, and a gorgeous giant park nearby on the Seine. During the holidays it is magical with Christmas lights and the smell of delicious warm pastries. You can see my little apartment window with the flower pot hanging on the railing.




Here's my second apartment with the gorgeous garden. This is the one that was under construction and I had to nudge those French workers along to get the place completed so I could actually move in. Also, you can see the window where Kitty escaped.



Thank you to everyone who read the book and enjoyed it! It's humbling to know I could contribute to your spiritual journey and understanding your life path, too.


The third book in the series will be released soon! Join the email list for updates and exclusive deals. 




If you're interested in reading The Art of Trapeze, it's available as a paperback or ebook in many online stores.


#PrayForOrlando - HEART CONSCIOUSNESS

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 9:05 AM

I am outside of Orlando right now, on vacation with my family, and the energy here is incredible. People are lining up to donate blood. There is an outpouring of support. Conversations are expanding into the light and joy that each of the victims were in the world to their family and friends. As more information comes forth, stories about the people in the nightclub are emerging with love and tears. <3


When we experience the worst in humanity, we also need to remember that the BEST in humanity can then show up through each of us.


Heart Consciousness is when we recognize our similarities, our shared connections, and our willingness to help others in need during times of shock and hurt because we remember that I AM YOU and YOU ARE ME. These tragedies are heartbreaking and yet also heart-OPENING because we see how there is beauty in each soul. We rise above race, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural differences. There is meaning in everyone's life, and there is an opportunity for expanding ourselves into higher definitions of love.


 

It is important to mourn, to feel, and to be real with yourself about your reactions during these tragedies. Don't deny or cut off these parts of yourself.


 

And then, when you are ready, it also up to you to continue to expand your definition of Love to include everyone, even if you don't understand, relate, or connect with their purpose, lifestyle, or differences. That is our ongoing work - to rise above our own inner limitations and create more acceptance in the darkest corners.


 

If you want to know what YOU can do to contribute in a positive way, check in with yourself and your heart.


Is love expanding your heart, or is judgment shutting it down?


Are you opening up to the beauty in others or shutting down to their innate light?


Are you willing to listen and hear differences, or are you locked into one perspective and limited viewpoints?


 

Continue to consciously choose what YOU want to create and contribute in the world. Spread awareness, spread Love, spread Light, spread the understanding that every single person here has a purpose and gifts to offer.


 

From a higher spiritual perspective, please view the victims as souls who are choosing to contribute to LOVE in some manner. Choose to see those who left us as beings of LIGHT who want to raise awareness around the current state of humanity, and who want GOODNESS to come from this event.


 

How can you contribute to creating more goodness in the world right now?


What can you do today, even if it seems minor?


 

That is our job as we continue to raise heart energy in even the smallest ways. <3


 

Peace and blessings,

Molly



More about Heart Consciousness is here. 





Share Your Soul Story + Get Published

Posted on June 12, 2016 at 12:45 PM

 

You heard a Call of Your Soul - and you had to answer it.Then you went on a journey to higher spiritual wisdom, deeper healing, personal power, and/or greater heart happiness.

 

Now your soul story has the ability to benefit women worldwide.


**Submissions are now open for a new book project that is unlike any other one out there.**

 

Share with us how you answered a Call of Your Soul in an authentic, empowering way that led you to more of YOU. Some possible stories include....


- Leaving behind an outgrown version of yourself (relationship, friendship, lifestyle, etc.)

- Following a passion or business venture

- A deep healing experience that involved grief, heartache, pain, or fear

- Embarking on a spiritual quest

- Moving to a new place

- Starting your life over in a whole new way

- Acknowledging what your heart needs

- Stepping into a new role that required you to expand

- Any leap of faith you've taken in your life!


 

Are you ready to put your journey into an essay of 2,000 words to inspire and connect with other women around the world?


 

Trust what you feel as you read this. If you are excited, inspired, motivated, and willing to do so, allow that energy to be your guiding beacon.


 

Together, we will harness the power of women's awakening journeys and turn them into a vehicle that improves the world - literally. Seriously.


Check out the details here: Modern Heroine Soul Stories.com


 

Excited to connect with you through this book project!


Molly

Free Webinar: Plan Your Best Trip to Paris

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 9:25 AM


Is traveling to Paris on your bucket list?


Whether it's your first time to Paris, or you have been there many times, get ready to discover:


 

 

  • Tips for choosing a place to stay
  • 4 options for traveling from the airport to the City
  • Getting situated in Paris
  • Quintessential Parisian Experiences
  • Favorite little-known parks
  • Excellent Day Trips
  • And more!

 




Plus, I give you free downloadable French Menu Cards so you can enjoy your favorite dishes at any restaurant or sidewalk cafe. 


Enjoy! 
Molly




Writing Workshop Starts This Weekend!

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM

On Saturday, May 21st, with the power of the Full Moon in Sagittarius, we will embark on a new adventure in soul-expression and empowering storytelling!


 

The Sun will have just entered Gemini (the sign of writing), the Moon will be in truth-seeker Sagittarius, and Mercury stations direct on May 21 after being in retrograde, so it is all systems go time!


 

You will feel prepared + inspired to finally communicate what is in your mind, heart, and soul.


 

 

 

Whether it's been a lifelong dream, or just a recent inspiration, you are feeling the urge to put your journey into written form.


 

But after the excitement fades, and you sit down to begin, you may be swirling in HOW, exactly, to write everything you want to express.


 

You'll get stuck.

Come up against inner "fear" blocks.

Wonder if what you're writing is 'good enough.'

Feel stupid or silly for what comes out.

Doubt that you have anything to offer in the first place.

Want to throw it all away.


 

Don't worry - I've been there, too. After writing ten books, I completely understand every block or inner voice that creeps in during a creative exercise.


 

If you're ready and excited to truly follow this passion project and turn it into reality, I can help guide you to write from your authentic Self and develop your voice in an empowering manner. You'll be PROUD of what emerges and probably surprised by your own written wisdom.


 

I want to help you move through those messages with consciousness and grace as you breakthrough barriers and enter a place of flow and acceptance.


 

This writing workshop is designed to be supportive and inspiring as you get rollin' with claiming your story and putting your personal expression out there.


Due to the one-on-one attention I'll be providing each person, class size is limited and closing soon. 


More details and sign-up information right here



Submissions Now Open! Get Published, WOOT

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 3:20 AM

You heard a Call of Your Soul and you answered it.

 

You went on a journey.


 

Now inspire + benefit women around the world with your awakening story.


 

Share with us how you answered a Call of Your Soul in an authentic, empowering way that led you to more of YOU.


 

Possible story ideas include:

 

- Leaving behind an outgrown version of yourself (relationship, friendship, lifestyle, etc.)

- Following a passion or business venture

- A deep healing experience that involved grief, heartache, pain, or fear

- Embarking on a spiritual quest

- Moving to a new place

- Starting your life over in a whole new way

- Acknowledging what your heart needs

- Stepping into a new role that required you to expand

- Any leap of faith you've taken in your life!


 

Are you ready to put your journey into an essay of 2,000 words to inspire and connect with other women around the world?


 

Trust what you feel as you read this.


If you are excited, inspired, motivated, and willing to do so, allow that energy to be your guiding beacon.


 

Together, we will harness the power of women's awakening journeys and turn them into a vehicle that improves the world - literally. Seriously.


More details waiting for you here!


Molly

Are You A Teacher Or A Student?

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Image from Scribing Life


Are you a teacher or a student in your everyday life?


Notice which answer comes to mind immediately.


Look at the patterns of behavior you exhibit regularly and unconsciously: are you answering others' questions often or seeking information regularly?


Which direction do you tend to go in a room full of people: are you a speaker or a listener?


Confession: This is actually a trick question. You are BOTH a teacher and a student. You have the gifts of speaking and listening. You have the expertise to share and digest. You are equipped to play both roles: giving and receiving, offering and accepting. They are a balancing act within that we bring to the world.


The answer you choose first will reveal what voice is louder in your Being: your Soul voice or your Ego-mind voice. And before rushing to any judgments or conclusions that one is "better" than the other, keep in mind that both are necessary and valuable. Both are parts of you.


Teaching is a service that we offer to others looking for wisdom, understanding, and new information about themselves. Teaching is giving.

Studying is being open to new information and willing to apply it to life for greater growth and balance. Studying is receiving.


We often lean to one role over the other unconsciously because it is more comfortable, or more empowering, or more of a natural fit. Yet we must not lose sight of the need to balance both giving and receiving for our greatest possible growth. We are gifted with both abilities and have the power to use them for the highest good for All.


Honor your wise Soul as a teacher with qualifications, experience, knowledged and gifts to offer. Honor all who are willing and open to be students of your wisdom.


Honor your wise Self for being an open student eager to learn new information and expand beyond a known comfort zone. Honor your teachers for all they give to you.


Both parts of you are needed and essential. Both are gifts you can offer and share. Both have the potential to elevate you to higher levels of self-knowledge and personal empowerment.


What do YOU as a Teacher look like in the Real World:


  • Teaching classes on a topic that brings you joy naturally
  • Sharing tutorials and how-tos on a blog or website
  • Offering additional insights in everyday conversations
  • Writing "just because"
  • Nurturing and encouraging growth in others


What do YOU as a Student look like in the Real World:


  • Seeking answers willingly to any topic of personal interest
  • Scheduling sessions with other practitioners
  • Attending conferences around a passion
  • Reading "just because"
  • Planting seeds in any area of life and nurturing them for growth


Most likely both of these lists connect to your area of expertise and growing interests.


For today, simply hold the intention to grow in both areas. Balance yourself internally with the knowingness that you are a Master at giving and receiving. Honor yourself as a Master who is expanding and growing in each role.


You are gifted with the wisdom of teaching and the wisdom of learning.


Go out there and SHINE.

Molly



The Biggest Leap

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM

11 years ago today, I boarded a plane to Paris, giant suitcases in tow, ready for a new life-changing adventure.


You know when you're answering a Call of Your Soul because you cannot ignore it, nor deny it, nor delete it.


It is waiting for you to grab it and go for it with gusto - and to trust in bigger ways than you've ever known before. A significant life change will eventually open you up to more of YOU and connect you with deeper levels of authenticity that get to the heart of who you are now.


As you continue to follow that Call of Your Soul, you change and grow and become a newer version of yourself. I look back to that day in May and remember everything that was unknown and exciting; the crazy concoction of "can't wait" and "just a bit scared." I'm super proud of that previous version of myself who had no idea how much she would become along the way.


Becoming your own heroine is an experience of all energies, and the journey shows up for each of us in the most perfect way - when we say YES to that Call of Your Soul.


If you have a Call of Your Soul story to share - I want to support you in opening up and putting it out there in a published book.Sound exciting? More information is here at www.ModernHeroineSoulStories.com


Cheers to you as you continue to listen to your guidance and trust that whatever calls to you, is perfectly-perfect for you.


And you most certainly have everything you need for the adventure ahead! 

Molly