Here are my favorite books that I come back to again and again for redirecting my mind, reminding me who I really am and grounding me back in my purpose as a miracle worker in all parts of life.
1. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear To Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein. In the Fall of 2016 after my daughter came home from the hospital, I searched Amazon for a book on “transforming fear into faith” and this popped up. I bought the audio book and have been a fan of Gabby Bernstein and a “Spirit Junkie” ever since. She lays out practical steps for shifting fear stories, letting go of control and bringing more love and light into life. I love her combination of kundalini meditations with timeless spiritual principles and stories of healing miracles along the way.
2. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. The first time I read this book I was 19 years old and nannying for a family over the summer. I had never met parents so dedicated to raising communicative and connected children. This book was required reading in their household, and it opened my eyes to a world of communication that is not only effective with children but with people of all ages. I love the way the authors view children as fully-fledged people, encouraging respect, care and empowerment from the get-go.
3. The Disappearance Of The Universe by Gary Renard. A friend said that if I wanted tor head a head-spinner I should read this book. I did, and it spun my head while also resonating deeply. This was my introduction to A Course in Miracles, a book I have both struggled with and continue to study. Gary tells his own story of his spiritual path and how ACIM has impacted his life. Very thought-provoking and entertaining.
4. Franny And Zooey by J. D. Salinger. I don’t read much fiction these days, but this is my favorite novel. I love the Glass family and all their characters and idiosyncrasies. Franny’s wise brother tries to help her through a very personal, spiritual breakdown in the midst of her college career in the 1950s. The dialogue is outstanding – authentic, vibrant and so funny at times. I am endeared to this fictional family, and I think this book is my favorite piece of written art.
5. Money And The Law Of Attraction: Learning To Attract Wealth, Health And Happiness by Esther and Jerry Hicks. If you want to learn about the conscious creation of financial and physical well-being then this is the book. This was my introduction to the wisdom of “Abraham,” the power of energy and vibrational frequencies and the steps for emotionally pivoting to change the trajectory of experience and the manifestation of desires. This is another one that I love having on audio for long car rides or just listening while doing things around the house.
6. A Course In Miracles. Scribed in the 1970s, this is a modern day sacred text. It’s not a light read, but it’s a must read. ACIM not only flips reality on it’s head, it questions the nature of human experience. No fire and brimstone here – it really takes something to consider the notion that unconditional love is the essence of life and what that means about the survival and subtleties in day-to-day life. This “self-study spiritual thought system” is a game-changer if you’re seeking more peace in your life.
7. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. We all have wounds to heal, big or small. In this book, Louise Hay lays out how she conducts her 1-1 healing sessions. Her premise is consistent with all the other spiritual books on this list: your thinking determines your experience therefore we are each responsible for everything in our lives. She also explains how she helps her clients shift their thoughts and feelings to be able to heal emotionally and physically. She shares her own compelling story of healing herself after being diagnosed with cancer. I love Louise Hay – I think she is the embodiment of forgiveness as she demonstrates its effects on all aspects of well-being.
8. Science And Health With Key To The Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. This is my OG spiritual guide. Science and Health along with the King James Bible were the shapers of reality, healing and metaphysics from the time I was born. Written in the late 1800s, Mary Baker Eddy is not without run-on sentences and an SAT vocabulary that requires a dictionary while reading. But this was one inspired lady and a pioneer of her times for a spiritual interpretation of the Old and New Testaments along with the guidance for a new-old kind of healing spiritual path.
9. God Makes The Rivers To Flow: Passages For Meditation by Eknath Easwaran. Eknath Easwaran was 20th century spiritual teacher and a huge proponent for Passage Meditation as a powerful access to spiritual living. I have only begun practicing meditation and I haven’t read his signature book yet, but I was given this compilation of passages as a gift and I love it. No matter what spiritual background you come from, if any, these passages point to the universality of spiritual principles across classic sacred texts.
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