Although I love a great yarn my preference for reading has always been biased towards inspirational biographies, self- improvement/development and books on Art. In the last 18 months or so, whilst I do still physically read, I have been purchasing and listening to my picks via ‘Audible’ and can honestly recommend this service to one and all. I have a direct debit set up for 1 credit a month which costs me £7.99 – little more than the price of several coffees and for this I get to expand my mind and relax at the same time. Win/Win – ka-ching.
Below, for those of you of a spiritual disposition, are my top ten game changing, life enhancing, mind expanding recommendations. Books for those of you looking for answers and guidance who are open to the possibility that all is maybe not as it seems in our world.
In no particular order:
Dying to Be Me – Anita Moorjani. An incredible tale of Anita’s brush with death and subsequent miraculous healing from advanced Cancer.
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert. An inspirational book about the nature of creativity and how to create big magic in your own life with some interesting and challenging concepts to consider about the nature of creativity and origin of inspiration and ideas.
Conversations with God – Neil Donald Walsh. Never religious myself I found the title of this trilogy of books a tad off putting but I am glad that I suspended judgement as this work has the potential to literally change your mind on so many contentious issues and challenge societal interpretations of religious doctrine. Read all three and subsequent writing!
The Untethered Soul – Michael A. Singer. This book explores how to reach a state of Zen and become the witness to our own lives living in a state of calm and bliss, freeing ourselves from limitations and soaring beyond our boundaries. This book has the potential to transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you.
Theatre of the Mind – Matt Furey. A practical and inspirational read/listen exploring and explaining the concept of Psycho Cybernetics first championed by Maxwell Maltz. Matt Furey is living proof of the power of the mind to successfully manifest our lives and be the champ we are all meant to be.
I can See Clearly Now – Dr Wayne Dyer. This chap, Dr Wayne Dyer, is another one of my heroes – along with Marc Chagall, Louise Bourgeois and Bruce Springsteen! In this book he reviews his life with the benefit of hindsight and succinctly illustrates and explains his life’s work – a journey towards self-actualisation. Until his recent death he narrated all his work himself and his soothing voice and delivery make a subscription to Audible invaluable. I recommend pretty much anything he has written…
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers – Annie Kagan. This book truly resonates with me as I am in the process of writing my first book, Mama, Mama Are You There? Whilst the storylines are completely different the unexpected visit(s) from the Spiritual Realm are the same. Annie Kagan is charged to tell her brother’s story as a Spirit to the world against her better judgement, and what follows is truly extraordinary.
Love Yourself like Your Life Depends On It – Kamal Ravikant. Only a brief read. Or listen. I found this small book interesting and had several great take-aways from it. Kamal talks about how he overcame his desperation/depression through self-love and the repetition of 3 simple words; I Love Myself. I believe his method can be applied to other walks of life and often repeat to myself “I intend to succeed”, and when I remember I add the words “and give thanks for the abundant health, wealth, happiness, love and joy that flows effortlessly into my life and allows me to share for the greater good of all” – (I feel that just about covers it manifesting and gratitude wise!!)
The Power Of Now – Eckhart Tolle. Acknowledged to be one of the great minds of our times anything by Eckhart Tolle is worth devouring although at times, for me, his work is a little highbrow and difficult to fully digest – duh. This is a book that I need to listen to many times to fully appreciate the message, to live in the present moment and avoid thoughts of the past or future.
The Law Of Attraction – Esther and Jerry Hicks. We create our world through our thoughts and like attracts like. The work of Esther and Jerry Hicks was a collaborative effort with other world information received via Esther channelling an entity called Abraham. The content of their works is challenging and not for those with a closed mind. Full of wisdom and the basic Teachings of Abraham I highly recommend dipping your toe and opening your mind to the possibility folks.
Happy reading x