Laura McGinty is a multi-faceted
woman with a wide range of
accomplishments in many and diverse fields. She is
the sole proprietor of a company dedicated to
assisting others lead excellent lives personally,
professionally and purposefully. She is also an
executive with one of the nation’s largest
healthcare providers, an inspirational speaker, a
guest lecturer in several venues, and adept with
energy work that assists people to clear, restore
and re-pattern energetic fields.
No stranger to leaps into the “void”
that stretch her creativity and challenge the
illusions of limits, Laura has been a "first woman"
to accomplish several things. She credits her
experiences as a pilot and single mother with
expanding her ability to see the world in different
perspectives, her confidence to break through
self-limiting beliefs and thought patterns, and her
certain knowing that she creates all of the success
did you grow up and was reading and writing a part of your life? Who
were your earliest influences and why?
I grew up in Northern Virginia, about 15 miles South of Washington, DC.
My parents always had a well-stocked and current library of books, and I
was an avid reader from an early age. I loved their library and read
whatever books appealed to me.
professional reading and writing have always been a part of my life.
Encountering other people’s unique ways of expressing their ideas,
stories, and discoveries gives me a wonderful tapestry of perceptions to
consider. I’m fascinated with the way authors combine and re-combine
concepts in original ways.
in reading, like music, have always been very eclectic. When I was about
12, I read There Is a River: the Story of Edgar Cayce by Thomas
Sugrue. I was thrilled by that story as it seemed to validate my
seemingly “very different” perceptions of things. Around the same time,
the books, Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert Heinlein and
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold by John Le Carre had a great
impact on me - the first for the fantastic possibilities it presents;
the second for the reality shifting concepts. Of course, like most
young girls, I was a huge fan of all of the Nancy Drew detective stories
as well. Who doesn’t just love a great mystery?
did you write Messages of Truth for Mankind - The TRUTH of Who YOU are
will set You Free
McGinty: In a sense, the book helps the reader explore a great
mystery. As one reader put it, the book really does “give words to the
still, small voice within.” The very nature of the book challenges the
reader to pay attention to that voice and question what she or he holds
to be true about him or herself.
Most of us
live within limitations imposed by belief systems that condition us from
an early age. We learn to accept those beliefs as “truth.” Our
thoughts and actions almost always follow those beliefs and most of us
never seriously question them. The limitations of our belief systems
and thought patterns may serve to keep us living “safely” or in accord
with our family, neighbors, expectations, etc., but, for most of us,
they prevent us from living powerful, extraordinary lives that we truly
Messages of Truth for Mankind because, now more than ever, it is
important for people to awaken to the true creative power that we are.
It is essential that we find the courage to be and express the power
that we are. Each person’s unique talents and abilities are required to
bring forth the world we truly desire – one of peace, free and full
self-expression, and one that makes us feel good to live in.
nothing outside of us that will make our ideal world happen - no
otherworldly miracle or magic wand that will just take care of it for
us. Our full participation is required. Transformation occurs within
the individual before it ever occurs in the world.
Messages of Truth for Mankind to assist people with beginning the
personal transformation to full self expression. I wrote this book to
remind us that we are the power that transforms our lives and our world.
I wrote this
book with the desire to lift and lighten the spirit of mankind. I wrote
this book to help us challenge the “truths” that saturate our lives. I
wrote this book as a way of “singing” the Truth to each of us that we
might remember the wisdom within us and create the lives we desire.
Finally, I wrote this book to remind us that the most important thing
any of us can ever do is to be and live the highest and best that we
are, so that our very lives serve as models of hope, possibility, and
transformation for those whom we live among.
of Truth for Mankind - The TRUTH of Who YOU are will set You Free - You
write, "It's NOT about you, and it is all about You." Explain.
Let’s face it. Most people live self-centered, self-consumed lives.
Most of us are stuck inside a view of ourselves – a view formed by
parents, friends, family, society, the work we do, the dramas we create
and participate with, and the stories we make up about the events in our
lives. The view we hold about ourselves colors everything we think, say
and do. We form opinions, and make choices and judgments about how we
live, based on what others might think, or what we believe about what is
true or false, good or bad, or right or wrong. In other words, our life
is all about us – about our stories, our dramas, and our righteousness.
But it’s not
about us at that level – not really – because, in our heart of hearts,
we long for something more – something we cannot quite describe, except
to say, “something’s missing,” or ‘is this all there is,” or “if only I
…” We feel as if something is holding us back, or we feel resigned to
“play the cards we’ve been dealt.”
Shakespeare said, many of us “lead lives of quiet desperation.” We feel
trapped within our lives, complaining in one way or another. And – here
is where I say, “It’s not about you; it’s not about you as you believe
yourself to be. You are not trapped. It’s time to get over limited
perceptions of yourself and get on with creating a life you love!”
then is, “how do I do that?”
If, on another
level, you could think about life as a play in which you are the main
character and realize that how you choose, in any given moment, to
express and experience yourself and your world is exactly how the world
will be, then you would realize that you can alter your experience of
the world by making another choice and/or altering the character you are
being. Then, you could really see that everything you think, say, and
do has a tremendous impact first on yourself and then on those around
If we could
become aware that our stories, dramas, righteousness, and judgments are
just momentary choices for being that teach us something about
ourselves, we could “move past” them – not become stuck and revolve
around them. We could easily embrace the gifts of the experiences; note
our new awareness, and move, unencumbered by the past or the judgments
or the stories, into the next moment. In other words, it truly is all
about you and how you consciously choose to be that matters.
does one know realize their "Soul's" purpose? What is YOUR "SOUL's"
By connecting with one’s passion. What are you really passionate
about? Think back to when you were a child. What did you love? What
excited you about living?
When you were
a child, you were not yet so encumbered by the ways of the world, the
expectations of others, the belief systems of your family, church,
school or society. Back then, you really did have a joy for living – a
passion – a certain knowing that living this life would really make a
difference for you and for others. Think back to that time and remember
what it was.
The Truth of
Who You Are resides in your heart – not in your head. Your passion is
your way to your heart – to your soul’s purpose. If you review your
life, you will most likely become aware of a pattern of a way of being
with others that began early in your life. That “way of being pattern”
will give you a clue as well.
When I offered
this same guidance to a colleague of mine, she immediately connected
with her passionate desire as a child to rid people of pain. She became
a nurse and is now an exceptional nurse leader.
Peggy Soucy, remembered her passion to help people communicate
powerfully with each other. She became a national television executive
and is now working on the global level.
reflected on my own “way of being pattern,” I realized that no matter
what occupation I engage in, my purpose is always the same. I see it
clearly as I work with others. My soul’s purpose is the upliftment of
mankind. Messages of Truth for Mankind is an expression of my
THE MOMENT" - Explain.
That phrase is a quote from Message 4 – “There are many truths; there is
only One Truth.”
When we can
embrace and extend the moments when, for example, we feel truly blessed,
then we are operating within and experiencing the One Truth. “Extending
the moment” means to make it last, to share it forward, to revel in it –
and even re-visit it at will.
felt truly blessed when 5 people came together with one purpose that was
focused on me - to keep me safe and get me home when my car broke down
at midnight in Philadelphia. By the time I got home at 3:00 AM, I was
practically dancing, feeling blessed, energized, and so joyful it was
hard to contain myself within my body.
I extended the
moment. I savored it. I expressed my gratitude in every way I could
come up with. I told the story to everyone I knew and they were
uplifted – their hope in the love and caring of human beings was
restored. Center City Philadelphia’s reputation even went up a few
notches in their eyes.
I told the
story to the bosses of the people who assisted me. They were absolutely
thrilled and grateful I took the time to share the story, saying the
story made their week. I could feel the love and the joy all of us
created into existence by recognizing our connection with, and
contribution to, each other.
The men who
assisted me were all recognized by their employers. And – I intend to
have an article written about them in a major newspaper. That’s what I
mean by extending the moment – a moment in which you truly feel good and
fully connected with others is a moment in which you actually experience
the One Truth.
The One Truth
is that We Are, and that We Are intrinsically inter-connected. We Are
amazingly powerful expressions of One Miraculous Thing. When we
actually live as our highest and best expression of ourselves, amazing
things happen – things that people refer to as miracles or the
of Truth for Mankind - The TRUTH of Who YOU are will set You Free you
write - you discuss the "illusions -'Open your eyes and you will see the
This message is a theme throughout the Messages. It has to do with
shifting your awareness of what is real and how it is real.
from a dream, we “rub the sleep from our eyes” and open them. As soon
as we open our eyes, our reality shifts from that of the dream world to
that of the physical world. It seems as if the dream was an illusion
and the physical world is real.
process can be used to shift from the reality of the physical world to
the unseen, spiritual or energetic world that exists all around us.
When we again “rub the sleep from our eyes” and open them to the energy,
or the unseen aspects of our world, then the physical world may seem
like the dream. The unseen world may seem more real. Many people are
becoming used to meditating and beginning to understand the shift to
which I am referring.
that exists in our physical world is the product of imagination,
thought, desire to create, faith, planning, persistence and community.
Once it is created, we return to our imaginations – our thoughts – and
invent new possibilities to experience.
When we really
understand this process, it is clear that the belief systems, thought
patterns, and physical, material things around us are really just
illusions we created in order to experience them. We see the world as a
multitude of combinations of energy and matter. We realize that we can
combine and recombine energy and matter to create new realities, even
new worlds, within which to live.
What is Real
is the Truth of Who We Are – the greater energy or self that we are -
beyond our physical bodies and our physical existences. What is
illusory and transitory is our physicality, our experiences, our life
constructs, and the material trappings of our world. When we open up
our eyes, we can see the illusions for what they are and realize we are
the power that creates them. As a result, we develop a very strong
faith in ourselves that enables us to live freely, knowing we do create,
and can, create everything we experience.
Why did you develop an audio CD for Messages of Truth for Mankind - The
TRUTH of Who YOU are will set You Free?
When my son, Brian, came home from college for a weekend, he was
troubled about something that was going on in his life. I suggested he
read a certain Message from Messages of Truth for Mankind in
order to gain a broader perspective. I decided to read it aloud while
he read it silently. As soon as we were finished, he was astonished by
how much more he understood the Message by hearing it as he was reading
it. He’s the one who challenged me to record the book.
of the book is purposefully a bit archaic for modern times. Neither the
book, nor the concepts within it can be skimmed and fully understood.
And – the concepts are too important to skim through. Like one listener
said, “Hearing the words read aloud in the author’s voice brings the
same clarity to the Messages that a great actor can bring to
do you hope to achieve with Messages of Truth for Mankind - The TRUTH of
Who YOU are will set You Free?
I hope that each person, who is ready to hear the Messages and remember
the Truth of Who They Are, will reclaim their power, create new
possibilities for their lives, and begin living the most magnificent
lives they can imagine. I hope they are filled with joy and a renewed
sense of their own creative potential.
As more and
more people read the book and reclaim their personal power, I hope the
book plays a part in the transformation of the world from a place of
hard slogs, sorrow, fear, competition, war, poverty and strife to one of
ease, joy, love expressed, collaboration, peace, abundance and
gentleness that respects and embraces the beautiful expression of each
and every being.
I hope we
finally come to realize that we truly are different and equally valid
expressions of one thing – the one thing referred to as Infinite
Intelligence, Great Spirit, The Intangible, God, Allah, Buddha, Infinite
Spirit. And – with that realization in play, I hope each of us begins
to truly cherish each and every other one of us.
was the last book you read?
I‘ve been reading two books simultaneously which I finished within a day
of each other: The Spontaneous Healing of Belief by Gregg Braden
and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
My second book, Answers, has been accepted for publication. As
soon as I feel that Messages Of Truth For Mankind is well on its
way into the world, I’ll begin the journey of working with the publisher
meantime, I am launching a company and a concept called “Leading
Excellence.” Our mission is to assist people to lead intentionally
excellent lives both personally and professionally through greater self
awareness, leadership, and re-connection with their personal power. The
possibility our work represents is profound relatedness, transformation
and self freely expressed.
you have any hobbies? What are they? How do they enhance your writing?
Right now, launching the book has become quite a busy part-time
occupation. I am also continuing my personal transformation by
participating in an extraordinary education program, building my
nutritional cleansing business, and launching the Leading Excellence
project. Flying airplanes as been a passion of mine as well.
this book has been quite evolutionary for me. I’ve come to realize, as
Nathan Hill says, “One of the blessings of maturity is that it sometimes
brings one greater courage to be truthful, regardless of what those who
do not understand may think or say.”
with the education program, coming well after I wrote both books, is
helping me to viscerally experience personal transformation in a way
that I can clearly document. I am more easily able to translate the
philosophical concepts into their practical applications for daily
nutritional cleansing business, I work with many people who desire a
transformation in their physical being, but who seem to be stuck with
certain beliefs and thought patterns and habits that prevent them from
making that transition. As I have learned more about their process,
I’ve gained a greater clarity in my expression of the concepts in the
flying an airplane (I am a licensed pilot) is an extraordinary
experience that broadens my perspective and challenges my perceptions of
my own limitations. Both of these concepts are fundamentally interwoven
in all that I write.