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 March 23, 2019 at 11:45 AM|
|Posted on March 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM|
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 March 7, 2019 at 3:05 AM|
|Posted on March 2, 2019 at 10:15 AM|
As you ascend to higher energies, you begin to open up to more soul gifts to work with for the collective. But we don’t know that at first. We “think” we are sliding back into 3D energies, or going backwards, or feeling depressed, or that a higher part of ourselves is not real.
If any of this resonates with you, you may be a Global Pain Processor – a soul who is helping to clear lower energies for many. This could be people in your soul group or local community; or it could be people anywhere in the world that need energetic support and healing.
Being a Global Pain Processor is a soul gift, no doubt, but it can also be confusing at first because you may identify with the painful energy and think it’s “yours” – yet it doesn’t make sense that it would be yours.
As an example, I felt a lot of sadness and frustration last week that seemed to come out of the blue. It sucked. I couldn’t identify it or match it up with my own experiences, nor connect it to my life in any particulate way, yet the feelings were very real. I just felt a cloud of sadness, vulnerability, and wounds coming up that could very well be mine, yet I also felt confused about it.
I now believe it was related to a global frustration around war, bombings, aggression, and hopelessness. There is a sense that people feel powerless about what to do next in the world, or in their lives, and the fears are present – but the energy is stuck.
This may sound similar to being an Empath, but it is slightly different because it ebbs and flows with the collective energies more. You are tuned in to something on a higher level that is not yours, but is meant to be transmuted to a higher expression of energy. We take the fear and we intentionally blast it with love, light, and peace so it can be moved forward into something else.
So how to work with it?
There is a very simple meditation or visualization you can use that begins by noticing the feelings and what they are, then seeing them surrounded by love, light, and peace – whatever that means to you. Give yourself time to detach from the feelings. Understand it is not personal; it is not you. And yet you can make a difference in the world by visualizing more streams of pure white light coming out of you and circling the globe.
|Posted on February 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM|
|Posted on February 28, 2019 at 9:20 AM|
Pisces season is a time of releasing one aspect of our reality so new energies can flow in for greater support and trust in life going forward. We are being asked to consciously examine where we hold expectations, attachments, or resistance to the natural movements of life.
Mercury retrograde in Pisces begins March 5/6, so stay open to new feelings and intuitive hits around what you are ready to let go of at this time. Mercury RX is covering the tracks of Chiron in Pisces from 2015 to 2019, and this helps heal where we previously felt lost, discouraged, or powerless.
March begins with Venus entering Aquarius and Mars in Taurus keeps us focused on the simple, stable steps that need to be completed. Mars brings strength to the strong Pisces energies of the upcoming month, as well as grounding clarity around what you can put effort towards because it has meaning and value to you.
Venus in Aquarius is ready to get out into the world, pursue a new interest, and express her unique style with confidence. The Pisces energy wants to retreat, but Venus in Aquarius wants to relate with people who get her.
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The brightest light we carry is the one that resides eternally in our hearts. It cannot be extinguished, lessened or dimmed by anything other than our own intentions. It is always aglow and ready to burst forth with a beauty that creates an energy beyond measurement. This is the light you are here to share.
Your light is composed of everything that has happened to you in your life and it is what you offer to the world. Each soul has a light that is unique, like DNA and fingerprints, and it can never be duplicated. Your light is created by everything that makes up you: the history, family, talents, challenges, perspectives and relationships you have experienced all contribute to your light essence beyond what the mind can decipher. Even your culture, appearance and physical abilities have been selectively chosen as a part of your light. You are here to share your light in an effortless and glorious way.
As you allow your natural essence to shine forth, you will be your natural self in easier ways. You will feel smoother transitions as your light glides and guides you through different relationships, places, and phases of life that you have outgrown. You will see the beauty of each of these parts of you as they end, and your spirit goes on to the next level of development. The light of your heart will effortlessly guide the way. There is no darkness when you carry this lantern. There is no fear.
|Posted on February 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM|
Learn more about your soul's energy regularly in your inbox!
I have a new astrology-only email newsletter that summarizes the podcast messages and major astrology transits of each week.
The emails are also educational, as you'll receive more insights about each planet after you sign up, which can help with understanding your own natal chart.
|Posted on February 16, 2019 at 7:50 AM|
Every week, we talk about the astrology and energies of the week ahead!
Get a heads up on what is going on - and perspective that you're not the only one feeling it. My podcast has been going strong since 2012 with the intention of supporting you with insights and a few laughs.
Join bestselling author, consciousness teacher, intuitive and astrologer Molly McCord for this lively weekly show! Molly shares inspiring cosmic messages, astrological updates, spirituality insights, and timeless wisdom to add empowering awesomeness to your life - and have some fun along the way! Molly's spiritual awakening began in 2002, and she delightfully offers her years of growth and experiences in each episode to inspire, uplift and upLIGHT your journey.
|Posted on February 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM|
Peace. Forgiveness. Adventure. Compassion. Love. Healing. Consciousness. Abundance.
The grand journey of consciousness culminates with an exciting travel adventure!
From the frostbite blizzards of St. Petersburg to the warm tropical breezes of Hawaii; from an isolated barren desert in Africa to a quiet French village on the outskirts of civilization; and from the extreme conditions under a bustling geisha house to a heroine’s grand transformation along the banks of the Nile, get ready for an inspiring collection of soul-evolving experiences.
Your Soul is composed of layers and imprints of wisdom that are all ready to be embraced now – but are you looking in the right places? Do you see what is currently present in yourself as messages about your power? Are you connecting with the truth of who you truly are and owning the beauty of your limitless Soul?
The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire is filled with spiritual connections, healing, passion, forgiveness, love, emotional depths, peace, and unexpected wisdom to connect you more personally with your greater Soul discovery.
You are here to heal all energies back to their original source of Love, and in this lifetime, you have everything you need to fulfill that mission - right here, right now.
The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire, Book Three in the Awakening Consciousness Series, takes you even deeper into the understandings of your Soul’s energy.
Now available as an audio book, too, if that's your preference. The narrator is INCREDIBLE in telling these stories!
|Posted on February 11, 2019 at 11:50 AM|
Every astrology sign is associated with different parts of our physical bodies, which can provide clues to what you are healing, experiencing, and feeling as the energy expansion continues. Look to your Sun sign, Moon sign, and Rising sign for the strongest links to how your physical body processes energies, and what messages you may be feeling already.
The powerful new energies coming in means we are experiencing new effects on our bodies, minds, and spiritual levels of our well-being as higher integrations occur. The more natural choices we can make in healing and self-care, the better!
Most of what we need can be healed through a variety of natural approaches: earth medicine, herbs, holistic, energy medicine, energy healing, naturopathic care, organic ingredients, and gentle body work.
Sleep is also vital to our daily well-being (as we know!), and anything you can do to settle your mind and calm the monkey-mind thoughts will allow your body to process and heal without the mind’s intrusion. May this show support anything you are feeling or moving through.
|Posted on February 9, 2019 at 11:35 AM|
New momentum and creation energies are coming in strong as you are encouraged to continue moving forward into what you need and who you are now.
The Aquarius New Moon brought in new potentials and guidance for what is meant for you - and what is not. These energies support "doing our work" and paying attention to how you are able to observe yourself, your emotions, and everything else around you as components of the whole.
Venus is now in Capricorn, which means we step back from over-doing and refine our choices to condense, clarify, and focus. The Sun in Aquarius connects with buoyant Jupiter in Sagittarius to fuel the fires of what we believe about ourselves and our potentials going forward. Mercury will enter Pisces on February 10 and stay in the 12th sign until April 18th, due to the first retrograde period in March.
A few cool visuals to share with you, too, about how to harness the internal fire within as you embark on a new path made of crystalline/silica/quartz materials.