The second book in the Awakening Consciousness Series is a must-have guide for any contemporary seeker who is curious about their spiritual journey. Referencing Joseph Campbell's highly influential the hero's journey alongside her bestselling memoir, Molly McCord, M.A., asks the reader to reflect on their own life journey with consciousness-raising wisdom and insights. "The Modern Heroine's Journey of Consciousness" offers an original exploration through 11 phases of spiritual growth, from answering the Call of her Soul and Opening Up To A Greater Power, to Surrender, Awakening to Deeper Soul Power, and Mastery of Her Consciousness. Inspiring, original spiritual concepts include: - Differences between spirituality and religion - The five types of consciousness on the planet now - The Elevator and the Spiral - Soul Mates, Soul Contracts, Soul Agreements, Soul Groups, Karmic Relationships - Past life connections to geographic locations - Surrender and supreme separation from God - Being conscious in an Unconscious World - And more "a-ha" connections and breakthroughs for conscious living "The Modern Heroine's Journey of Consciousness" brilliantly explains the gifts at every phase of spiritual growth and reveals how the inner journey is an awakening to more of herself.
This book describes contemporary woman's search for wholeness in a society in which she has been defined according to masculine values. Drawing upon cultural myths and fairy tales, ancient symbols and goddesses, and the dreams of contemporary women, Murdock illustrates the need for—and the reality of—feminine values in Western culture today.
One Woman's Journey of Soaring, Surrendering, and Awakening
Author: Molly McCord
On a random Thursday morning, with nothing to lose and only a dream to gain, Molly McCord decides to move to Paris, France to follow the courageous call of her heart. She arrives in a city she has never visited before and where she knows no one, yet she trusts her ability to figure it out because her adventurous life has prepared her for this biggest of leaps. She carries the wisdom of Solitude, Strength, Style, Flexibility, Heart, Endurance, and Grace in her non-matching luggage collection. Molly's soul-riveting experiences unfold in surprising ways as she discovers the joys and realities of life as a foreigner in France, falls in love with a sexy Turkish man, moves her cats across the Atlantic, enjoys the rare opportunity of working for a U.S. Ambassador, and creates the life of her dreams in less than two years. Yet when unexpected developments require her to surrender once again, a higher consciousness catches her with a deeper spiritual awakening. The Art of Trapeze soars with emotional honesty, delightful humor, unexpected wisdom, and inspiring spiritual perspectives around living life to the fullest when nothing is guaranteed except gravity. Reached #1 on Amazon in Spiritual Self-Help and Memoirs: Adventurers! This is Book One in The Awakening Consciousness Series. Book Two is "The Modern Heroine's Journey of Consciousness.""
Love and Spirit Medicine chronicles the author’s mystical journey through the end of her marriage and into a focused, shamanic exploration of entheogenic mushrooms. A love relationship unfolded during that time, sending her into a dark night of the soul. Shonagh continued her shamanic explorations with the plant medicine, and discovered a well of resources. Using the mushrooms as a portal to the spirit worlds, Shonagh experienced a profound transformation of consciousness. She realized that the ceremonial use of sacred mushrooms offered a powerful path in her spiritual exploration. Each journey brought her into direct connection with the realms of the sacred. Through these journeys, she cultivated relationships with otherworldly beings that nourished her on a soul level. Through her desire to know Spirit and experience deep connection, she ultimately discovered her own divinity and her connection to the All. “Ultimately, this is the story of my journey into Self. It became necessary for me to fall in love with the mystery of my own being. My experiences with the mushroom medicine have cultivated an intimate relationship with Mother Earth and a coterie of spirit beings. Through the use of sacred mushrooms, I have experienced an expansion of consciousness I never thought possible. It has deepened my sense of belonging within a vast universe of countless realms. This medicine is a potent portal into the world of the spirits,” she writes in the introduction. Shonagh forms a unique relationship with the spirit world that has been made possible through her mushroom journeys. Like many traditional shamans through the ages, she finds herself to be a conduit for Spirit, thereby bringing through wisdom and guidance for herself and her community. She is eventually led into a very ancient practice as a “medicine oracle,” and her life is forever changed. Love and Spirit Medicine is an unusual love story; a tale that exemplifies what is possible through the reverent use of plant medicine for healing and transcendence on every level of our being. It’s the story of a woman who ultimately discovers her journey is not about finding a soul mate, but coming to know and love her own soul.
How One Inspiration Can Unleash Your True Potential and Transform the World
Author: Christian Guenette,Gillian Laura Roberts
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
“An inspiring book of breakthroughs and a joyful call to personal awakening . . . demonstrates the power our thoughts really have” (Jason Sugar, founder of Breakthrough Adventures, Inc.). The Thought That Changed My Life Forever is an inspirational gem highlighting the art and science of changing your mind, with a unique approach that will please both science and spirituality enthusiasts alike. It’s obvious people around the world continue to seek answers to the age-old questions: “Why are we here?” and “What is my purpose?” The Thought book not only offers valuable insights into the process of finding a solution to life’s most challenging conundrums, but also provides fifty-two real-life examples of how it’s been achieved—leaving a firm belief in each of our minds that even the most difficult situations can be overcome, one thought at a time. “A lyrical journey, providing a rhythm and heartbeat that captivated my attention and moved my whole being right until the final word . . . Reading this book will definitely light a spark and bring it to the surface of your awareness.” —James F. Twyman, New York Times–bestselling author
You have things of greater value inside of you, for example, your metaphorical vault, than you realize. The precious things in your vault are more valuable, powerful, and life-altering than money, jewelry or physical property. Unlike the thieves and robbers throughout history who could figure out how to break into the best of vaults, so many find it hard to reveal the treasures inside themselves. This is especially true for women. So many of us are so focused on caring for others that we don’t take the time to figure out our true selves. But I’m here to change that with this book. I’ll share with you the six secrets I’ve discovered that will help you realize your fullest potential - something every girl and woman deserves to achieve. To this end, each chapter details one of the seven secrets to feminine power. I use the word secrets not because these things are unknown to the world, but because, like the golden Buddha, they’re hiding in plain sight. They’re out there, but we don’t see the value in them. Because of constant demands from the outer world, you may have focused, drawn, and anchored the energy of your own life in external conditions that have become our problems and limitations. And, like many, you may have been unclear about your innate gifts and power and fooled by the history of male influence on the world. Now you can learn to leverage your feminine power to become all you can be. There’s no time like the present. Let’s begin.
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.
A Doctor's Journey from the Head to the Heart and a Prescription for Finding Your Life's Purpose
Author: Lissa Rankin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In The Anatomy of a Calling, Lissa Rankin, MD, makes a simple yet revolutionary claim: We are all, every single one of us, heroes. We are all on what Joseph Campbell calls "a hero's journey;" we are all on a mission to step into our true nature and fulfill the assignment our souls were sent to Earth to fulfill. Navigating the hero's journey, Dr. Rankin argues, is one of the cornerstones of living a meaningful, authentic, healthy life. In clear, engaging prose, Dr. Rankin describes her entire spiritual journey for the first time--beginning with what she calls her "perfect storm" of events--and recounts the many transformative experiences that led to a profound awakening of her soul. Through her father's death, her daughter's birth, career victories and failures, and an ongoing struggle to identify as both a doctor and a healer, Dr. Rankin discovers a powerful self-awareness. As she shares her story, she encourages you to find out where you are on your own journey and offers wisdom and inspiration in the form of "Hero's Guideposts" along the way. Dr. Rankin weaves in lessons on trusting intuition, surrendering to love, and learning to see adversity as an opportunity for soul growth. Much more than a memoir, The Anatomy of a Calling guides you to make a powerful shift in consciousness and reach your highest destiny.
After three women trained in the mystical arts unite to take a 5,000-year Patriarchy apart, they are catapulted into the corridors of power, the recesses of their own minds, and the expanding consciousness of a new age.
For those times when you had to stand alone... when you had to trust the blind path... when you were judged and rejected... when you knew something else was supporting you even when it felt like you were hanging out in the loneliest town on the map... "The Truth Always Rises" offers you torches of light for life's darker passages as reminders of your strength, power, and unlimited energy. In her twelfth book, Molly McCord shares inspiring reminders of your truth, light, and intentions as you amplify your power through periods of struggle. There is no sugarcoating here, or trying to diminish how hard life experiences can be, even as we move through them doing the best we can with what we have. Yet there is deep wisdom and profound grace in mentally, spiritually, and psychologically rising above our temporary circumstances and seeing the terrain with fresh eyes. With her trademark openness, humor, and relatability, Molly shares some of her own personal stories of struggle and hardship interspersed with brilliant insights of what is unfolding spiritually and energetically. Even in the dark, you can focus on glimmering torches of light to guide you along.
Your Heroine's Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power
Author: Sara Avant Stover
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Social Science
Women face many challenging transitions on the pilgrimage from girlhood through womanhood: menses, love and heartbreak, motherhood, menopause. Devoid of a central narrative, these rites of passage too often happen in shame and secrecy, leaving women doubting their personal power and self-worth. Bestselling author and founder of The Way of the Happy Woman®, Sara Avant Stover saw how women erroneously viewed these initiations as “curses” and sought to present a new model that reflected the power and wisdom unique to the feminine path. The Book of SHE celebrates all that it means to be a woman, from mythological underpinnings to the cycles of our day-to-day lives. Drawing on archetypes including Mary Magdalene, the Dark Goddess, and Green Tara, Stover will guide you on a journey home to psychological wholeness, personal empowerment, and, ultimately, full feminine spiritual Awakening. Brimming with mystery and magic, this provocative book makes ancient wisdom and healing practices accessible to every woman who is ready to revel in her full femininity — the dark and the light — through joyfully becoming the heroine of her own life.
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.
Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business
Author: Nilima Bhat,Raj Sisodia
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Unlocking the Source for True Leadership Too many people, men and women alike, have bought into a notion of leadership that exclusively emphasizes traditionally “masculine” qualities: hierarchical, militaristic, win-at-all-costs. The result has been corruption, environmental degradation, social breakdown, stress, depression, and a host of other serious problems. Nilima Bhat and Raj Sisodia show us a more balanced way, an archetype of leadership that is generative, cooperative, creative, inclusive, and empathetic. While these are traditionally regarded as “feminine” qualities, we all have them. In the Indian yogic tradition they're symbolized by Shakti, the source that powers all life. Through exercises and inspirational examples, Bhat and Sisodia show how to access this infinite energy and lead with your whole self. Male or female, leaders who understand and practice Shakti Leadership act from a consciousness of life-giving caring, creativity, and sustainability to achieve self-mastery internally and be of selfless service to the world.
A ground-breaking book in the tradition of The Alchemist and The Celestine Prophecy, The Mosaic, by marketing expert and activist Daniel Bruce Levin invites you to see the world from a new point-of-view-- one that focuses on what connects us to each other and brings us happiness. The Mosaic follows the journey of Mo, a boy who loses his parents two years apart on the same day. When he asks the adults where his parents went, they tell him they are in heaven. Mo sets out to find the place called heaven and along the way, he meets an assortment of ordinary people, who are anything but ordinary. The Mosaic is a magical book that will inspire conversation around the possibilities that exist when we are able to see what we do not see. It will entertain and uplift you through the magic of connection, and it will linger with you well after you finish its story. "The most profound and lasting way to learn is through story, and a story that reflects so many aspects of our shared human journey keeps the lessons learned alive in the heart forever. This is one such beautiful and lasting story." -- Sonia Choquette New York Times best-selling author of The Answer is Simple...Love yourself, Live your Spirit! .
A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Harper Collins
"A masterpiece of women’s wisdom."—Christiane Northrup, M.D. "The journey to capture her feminine soul and live authentically . . . makes a fascinating, well-researched and well-written story."—Publishers Weekly In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its publication, a newly reissued edition of the bestselling author’s classic work of feminine spiritual discovery, with a new introduction by the author. "I was amazed to find that I had no idea how to unfold my spiritual life in a feminine way. I was surprised, and, in fact, a little terrified, when I found myself in the middle of a feminist spiritual reawakening."—Sue Monk Kidd For years, Sue Monk Kidd was a conventionally religious woman. Then, in the late 1980s, she experienced an unexpected awakening, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, Kidd tells her very personal story of the fear, anger, healing, and freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women—one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity," embraces the sacredness of ordinary women’s experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life—her marriage, her career, and her religion.
The sweeping, intergenerational story of a Vermont family, from WWII to the dawning of the '60s--the most magisterial and moving novel of acclaimed author Jeffrey Lent's career. Katey Snow, seventeen, slips the pickup into neutral and rolls silently out of the driveway of her Vermont home, her parents, Oliver and Ruth, still asleep. She isn't so much running away as on a journey of discovery. She carries with her a packet of letters addressed to her mother from an old army buddy of her father's. She has only recently been told that Oliver, who she adores more than anyone, isn't her biological father. She hopes the letter's sender will have answers to her many questions. Before We Sleep moves gracefully between Katey's perspective on the road and her mother, Ruth's. Through Ruth's recollections, we learn of her courtship with Oliver, their marriage on the eve of war, and his return as a changed man. Oliver had always been a bit dreamy, but became more remote, finding solace most of all in repairing fiddles. There were adjustments, accommodations, sacrifices--but the family went on to find its own rhythms, satisfactions, and happiness. Now Katey's journey may rearrange the Snows' story. Set in a lovingly realized Vermont setting, tracking the changes that come with the turning of the seasons--and decades--and signaling the dawning of a new freedom as Katey moves out into a world in flux, Before We Sleep is a novel about family, about family secrets, and about the love that holds families together. It is also about the Greatest Generation as it moves into the very different era of the 1960s, and about the trauma of war that so profoundly weighed on both generations. It is Jeffrey Lent's most accomplished novel.
The story of human evolution that we've been told is one built on the shoulders of male heroism, competition and dominance: but, what if it isn't the whole story?This is the story of women's evolution. It traces women's rich contribution to human evolutionary history alongside the conditions of her oppression, and looks towards a future that integrates women's past wisdom with the full spectrum of present and future possibilities. In The Evolutionary Journey of Woman Dr Sarah Nicholson reclaims women's lost and hidden contributions to western historical development: her artefacts, stories, teachings, and lost opportunities. She charts the tipping point conditions that shifted societies from gender equity into patriarchy, and explains why this became so difficult to reverse.The Evolutionary Journey of Woman is academically rigorous, historical, philosophical, and spiritual, but most fundamentally it is a narrative. It takes woman as the heroine of history and gathers and re-weaves women's wisdom stories, beginning with the very earliest heroine: the fascinating Sumerian goddess Inanna.
Becoming a Christian is the best and worst thing that has ever happened to Sarah Hollenbeck. Best because, well, that's obvious. Worst because, up to this point, she's made her very comfortable living as a well-known, bestselling author of steamy romance novels that would leave the members of her new church blushing. Now Sarah is trying to reconcile her past with the future she's chosen. She's still under contract with her publisher and on the hook with her enormous fan base for the kind of book she's not sure she can write anymore. She's beginning to think that the church might frown on her tithing on royalties from a "scandalous" book. And the fact that she's falling in love with her pastor doesn't make things any easier. With a powerful voice, penetrating insight, and plenty of wit, Bethany Turner explodes onto the scene with a debut that isn't afraid to deal with the thorny realities of living the Christian life.
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE From the moment Alma Whittaker steps into the world, everything about life intrigues her. Instilled with an unquenchable sense of wonder by her father, a botanical explorer and the richest man in the New World, Alma is raised in a house of luxury and curiosity. It is not long before she becomes a gifted botanist in her own right. But as she flourishes and her research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she comes to love draws her in the opposite direction ? into the realm of the spiritual, the divine and the magical. The Signature of All Things soars across the globe of the nineteenth century, from London and Peru, to Philadelphia, Tahiti and beyond. Peopled with extraordinary characters along the way, most of all it has an unforgettable heroine in Alma Whittaker.
When she is transported back in time to 1654 Scotland, Lily Hamlin must choose between returning to her own time or fighting by the side of Ewen, Chief of the Clan Cameron, a loyal warrior who needs her help in saving his people from the redcoats and a rival clan. Original.