Exclusive Interview with May McCarthy

Exclusive Interview with May McCarthy, Author of The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance

Stacey Chillemi: What inspired you to write your book?
May McCarthy: The book was inspired by dozens of students in my workshops who asked that a book be created.  They had used the Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance that I share in the workshops, and wanted to have the stories that I describe in the class in a written format. They also wanted to share the information with others who didn’t take the workshops.
Stacey Chillemi: Let us know a bit more about you. What makes you tick?
May McCarthy: I grew up as the last of ten children in Hawaii.  Developing sales and negotiating skills were a requirement to get noticed in a family our size. Although my father was a surgeon, he demonstrated a passion for entrepreneurship in the businesses that he started.  Eight of his ten children are entrepreneurs and I personally have been part of six start-up companies growing the largest to over $100 million in annual revenues.

The Path to Wealth Book Review by The Phoenix Spirit

The Path to Wealth Book Review
By: The Phoenix Spirit

What others might call God, Universal Spirit, or their Higher Power, McCarthy calls her Chief Spiritual Officer or CSO. She meets with her CSO on a regular basis, as part of her daily 30 minute practice to financial abundance.

She outlines a seven step process: read something uplifting; write gratitude statements to your CSO; speak your truth as you read your letter out loud; imagine having the experience; listen for direction from your CSO; celebrate the good that shows up; and finally, end your day with gratitude and forgiveness.

The book is divided into two sections to help the reader set up a daily practice and then deepen it. Several anecdotal stories from her students are included as examples. Each chapter closes with an easy exercise to support the process.

McCarthy states, “We want to know the truth. But it’s when we surrender the design of the path over to the CSO that we experience the maximum good in the least amount of time.” She suggests doing the practice for 30 days using the words, thoughts, and emotions that support what you do want, not what you don’t. Samples of affirmative gratitude statements for business and life are provided. So is a list of suggested metaphysical books by Joseph Murphy, Napoleon Hill, and Catherine Ponder for inspiration.

How often do you meet with your CSO?

The Path to Wealth Book Review by Huffington Post

The Path to Wealth Book Review
By: Saba Tekle of the Huffington Post

I write this filled with gratitude after re-reading The Path To Wealth by May Mccarthy for the 3rd or 4th time. It's gratitude I can't even put into words. Before reading this blessed book, I have read every book you could think of -- The Magic by Rhoda Burns, Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra, Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting by Lynn Grabbhorn, and the list, the courses, and the lessons go on. Each book has taught me something but left me with wanting more. Sometimes, some of the books left me with wanting to leave learning alone. Around my low time of wanting to give up, I went to the Center of Spiritual Living in Seattle for service. May McCarthy was there. She spoke, shared her story, shared her book, and announced a free workshop afterwards.

I was reluctant to buy her book, but the workshop was free, so I made a deal with myself. If I liked the workshop and if she introduced something new, something I had not heard before, I would buy the book. Well she did. She shared things I believe even you haven't heard before.

  1. Make God, Infinite Intelligence, The Universe, Spirit (whatever you call it) your partner in business -- She calls this higher power the CSO (Chief Spiritual Officer). In her book, she encourages you to not only partner with your CSO, but create an actual name for your partner too.
    • Meet With Your CSO -- She shares seven specific things you can do daily to connect with your CSO and manifest your dreams and affirmations (which I am sure you have). Among the seven daily habits, you actually have a meeting with your CSO to develop the relationship you need to get things moving in your life now. "Seven is a divine number. So divine, it's the name for my personal CSO and my self-publishing company. Without these seven steps, I would not have gotten my business off the ground."
    • Throwing A Fleece -- She covers the hunches, flashes, gut feelings, and even examples of how and when to follow a lead your CSO might be sending you to receive the good you want. Her saying, "throwing a fleece," means when you're second-guessing a hunch, ask your CSO again until you receive a clear enough message to direct you to the good you want. "Throwing a fleece" is term she took from the Bible; it's in the story of Gideon.
  2. Forgiveness Is A Daily Practice, And Celebrating Is Mandatory -- She shares a specific prayer of forgiveness that you say aloud at night to release any negative energy that may be in your way. She also explains the power of celebrating, though not in that order. With a month of consistent practice, you will have something to celebrate. Celebrating is a way of saying, "YES, MORE OF THIS, THANK YOU!"

I can't give the entire book away, but there is so much more wisdom in it that I know you haven't encountered before (or not quite like this). It is much more than a book about money and a way to make a living. The Path To Wealth is a way of life.

How to Turn Wishes Into Demonstrations

Presentation “How to Turn Wishes Into Demonstrations”

East West Bookshop, Seattle, WA

Friday, January 22, 2016, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

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Partnering with Your Chief Spiritual Officer for Success & Freedom!

“Partnering with Your Chief Spiritual Officer for Success & Freedom!”

West Sacramento, CA 

December 6, 2015, Services at 9:00am and 11:00am 

Learn more at www.csasacramento.org


The Path to Wealth; Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance

“The Path to Wealth; Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance

West Sacramento, CA 

Workshop December 6, 2015,1:00pm – 3:30pm 

Register at www.csasacramento.org



The Path to Wealth; Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance

Center for Spiritual Living

Seattle, WA

November 29, 2015

Workshop 1:00pm – 3:30pm “The Path to Wealth; Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance

Register at www.spiritualliving.org




Women in Leadership Forum

Women in Leadership Forum

“Panel Discussion with Women Business Leaders”

October 22, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

The Bellevue Club, Bellevue, WA


Presentation “Goals, Gratitude, and God, to Achieve Success!”

Workshop “The Path to Wealth; Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance

East West Bookshop, Seattle, WA

Saturday, January 23, 2015, 11:00am – 2:00pm

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Seattle U Advantage Alumni Event

Seattle U Advantage Alumni Event

“Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Spirit: The New Path”

November 19, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Sorrento Hotel, Seattle, WA

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