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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 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.
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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 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 January 29, 2019 at 8:40 AM|
“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path.
Your own path you make with every step you take.
That's why it's your path.”
~ Joseph Campbell
Briiiiing on the trailblazing! The leaps of faith! The giant doses of trust! A soul adventure unfolding!
Briiiing on the elevations to higher level of consciousness!
You, as a soul, are here to RISE up to incredible heights of joy, peace, happiness, success, and abundance.
It's a celebration lifetime like no other - and the time is now for your soul's growth in new ways.
But questions come up along the way. Many, many questions and inquiries and thoughts.
So I put together a guidebook for your soul's growth based on known principles and the introduction of original concepts, definitions, and understandings to cohesively bring in all of your soul's energy.
Like soul contracts. Soul agreements. Karmic relationships. Soul groups. The spiral and the elevator. Past life connections. 5 types of consciousness. And a lot spiritual wisdom to guide you through multiple stages of soul growth.
She can't wait for you to arrive and for the journey to begin.
|Posted on January 17, 2019 at 7:55 AM|
Every Wednesday, we talk about the astrology and energies of the week ahead in this live show so you can get a heads up on what is going on - and how to navigate it all in the most conscious way.
Even if you know nothing about astrology, you'll be able to understand it more and see how the energies relate to you and your experiences.
Come over and listen!
Plus you'll find nearly 300 free shows in the radio show's library which has been on the air since 2012.
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 January 14, 2019 at 8:10 AM|
Get to the heart + soul of how you date, mate, and relate in this online course packed with teachings, examples, and case studies.
Your astrology chart holds specific answers, guidance, and important energies around what you need for compatibility, emotional connection, joy, friendship, and romance.
When you are aware of these parts of yourself, you begin to fine-tune who you draw in for relationships, partnerships, friendships, and business connections. You honor and respect your needs on deeper levels, and understand how you show up in connections with others.
This higher awareness creates a whole new vibration in all of your relationships.
Whether you are looking for a long-term romantic partner, the right business connections, or friendships that will go the distance, your astrology chart provides you with clear wisdom and answers around your compatibility needs.
Get to know your relationship energies in a deeper way, especially what you need in:
- Business and professional connections
- Dating, romance, and love
- Marriage and long-term relationships
- Family and sibling relationships
Understand why you’re attracted to certain people and characteristics:
- Why did you date him/her - and why did it not meet your needs?
- Why do you pull in certain partners over and over, and what are their lessons for you?
- How can you rise above the lower, unconscious energies you keep attracting?
- What qualities are a good match for you in marriage and long-term partnerships?
- Why are you possibly moving through a romance dry spell?
- Can you feel safe and secure with another and sharing your vulnerable, soft spots?
Your astrology chart has these answers!
Intermediate level astrology for those ready to take their knowledge to deeper levels of soul growth.
|Posted on January 11, 2019 at 2:10 PM|
Pakhet has always found solace in the Great River, and on one fateful night under the Full Moon’s light, it is the Nile that saves her life as she must escape the danger brewing within her family.
She is pushed to the edge of her fears, and with only her dead mother as a whispering guide, Pakhet must trust herself more than ever before to claim all of her Divine Feminine power and embrace the mystical teachings she has studied for years.
Will she make it through the turmoil and become her own heroine? Or will she be pulled under by power, ego, and dominant men?
When dark forces are working against you, it is time to make a choice to be stronger and bolder as you stand in the knowingness of your soul’s light.
Includes spiritual perspectives on Spiritual Independence, Stepping Into Greater Personal Power, Family Soul Contracts, Rebirthing While In Human Form, and Awakening Consciousness.
This complete story with spiritual teachings is a single chapter from the full version of “The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire”.
|Posted on January 10, 2019 at 12:45 PM|
And those are the best kinds of whispers!
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To create peace means to have loving thoughts where none currently exist. To create peace means to shine light on places, internal and external, that are experiencing darkness. To create peace means to raise the energy to a higher form of itself, a form of transmutation that can happen instantly when it is given intention. To create peace means to be the one who declares all is well when that is not what the human senses are experiencing.
Peace is an energy that must be created. It only exists and thrives with conscious intention. To experience peace is to connect to the parts of your soul that know it regularly. You must call on it with intention and bring it out into the world.
Peace exponentially increases through prayer and light, especially when groups are devoted to these practices. Peace takes many forms, but ultimately it is created through the willingness to rise above the chaos, trauma and darkness that precedes it. Almost every place on earth has experienced war, turmoil and darkness and these are the places that are waiting for the energy to be consciously changed. Many will lead this effort and it is up to you to contribute to their energy with your own messages of peace.
Peace is your natural rhythm and existence. It is the place you know as Home and the way you are accustomed to moving. Peace is the existence you are here to create because it is what you carry inside of you effortlessly. Peace is your birthright, and it is your place of ultimate destiny, but only if you choose to be this energy intentionally.
Often it is against human nature to respond with peace when one is attacked, embarrassed, upset, and moving through periods of darkness. But peace is always waiting for you when you are ready to detach, surrender and let go of ego lessons.
Be the peace you carry in your soul. Be the peace that lights the way for others in hardship. Be the peace that allows your true essence to light the way. Connect to the peace in another before you share darkness with them. Connect to the peace that is your natural home and invite others to share that space.
Copyright ©2011-2018 by Molly McCord. This material is protected by US and international copyright and may be distributed freely in its entirety as long as the author’s name and website, www.consciouscoolchic.com are included.