In case you didn’t know I’m a HUGE reader. I am that person who can’t help herself from giving unsolicited book recommendations because I truly believe that books can help people change their lives.
If nothing else, reading allows me to expand the way I view the world. And even if I don’t agree with the author completely, I’m always able to gain a new perspective.
So this morning I went through all of my book purchases from the past several years and made a final cut of my top life-changing favorites.
These are the books that have helped me grow spiritually and have expanded my consciousness. They have changed the way I deal with my emotions and my relationships. They have changed my daily routines and have helped me to step into my authentic self.
They are listed in no particular order…
Letting Go by David Hawkins MD. Ph.D.
What For: For anyone who wants a practical technique for removing psychological blocks and dealing with unwanted emotions. The book helped me learn how to surrender and get to a better feeling peace almost immediately.
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
What for: This has a similar takeaway as Letting Go but from a more spiritual perspective. I was going through a really difficult time last year when I happened to be reading this, and I truly believe that it kept me strong and helped me to not give up hope. It’s for anyone who wants to feel okay, even when things aren’t okay.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
What for: This is the perfect parable to demonstrate the serendipitous magic of life. It reminds us how our simple choices lead us to places we never imagined and that we are always being guided.
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
What for: For anyone with an ego… so every human on the planet. It reminds us that we’re never “too good” or “too smart” and that ego only separates us from others.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
What for: For something who wants to view the creative process in a magical new light. This book helped me realize that creativity is an essential element of my own happiness. I don’t have to be a trained artist or writer to create, it’s my birthright.
A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
What for: This book may not be for everyone because it’s deeply spiritual and there is quite a bit of “god” talk, but with an open mind you can replace “god” with “universe” or “higher power”. This is one of my favorite books and sometimes when I’m feeling really shitty about life, I open it to a random page and read. I’ve highlighted and underlined on almost every page because the book feels like the truth for me and it reminds me that there is a greater power than myself and at any moment I can ask to be returned to love.
Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss
What for: For anyone who struggles with death and anyone who wants to understand what happens when you die. Yet again, another book that just feels like truth to me. When I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down and ended up finishing within 24 hours because it’s just that good. The fact that it’s written by a prominent psychiatrist only adds credibility. Another really cool take away from the book… You know when you meet someone special for the first time and you feel like you’ve somehow known them for many lifetimes and they just feel very comfortable for some reason. Well, that’s because you probably have.
Money and the Law of Attraction by Esther Hicks + Jerry Hicks
What for: For anyone who wants to learn how to create the life of their dreams. Sure Abraham Hicks stuff isn’t for everyone because it’s a little woo-woo, but it’s incredibly enlightening. This book helped me to understand exactly how important it is to manage my own emotions. It taught me that I am responsible for my own feelings and that I create my own reality.
What for: Both books are incredible to read back to back. Daring Greatly is about finding courage, stepping into your authenticity, being vulnerable to negative feedback, and not letting that stop you. While Rising Strong is about recovering from failure and rising back up. These are perfect for anyone who fears to put their work out into the world.
I hope you enjoyed the list. I put so much love and light into this post.
Until next time.