Getting your reading list ready for 2015? May as well start now with these five picks for best spiritual books.
Holiday break is the perfect time to settle in with a good book or several. If your book shelves are bare it’s time to get shopping. And what better than a few reads that have the potential to transform your life?
Most of us spend at least some of our reading hours on fiction. Still, spiritual material is an ever growing market. Which means many of us are reading the stuff.
Positive thinking and manifesting desire are hot topics. And why not? Who doesn’t want to create their best life? It seems the idea of taking happiness into our own hands is more solid than ever. The belief is that we are in control of our thoughts, and that those thoughts influence how we feel and live our lives.
No matter your religion or spiritual view, the following books hold information and concepts everyone can use. While each approaches the subject with different voices, styles, and tools, they have one current in common: uncovering what we all want in life and ways to make it happen.
Sure, material stuff is fun and we all want some of it to varying degrees. But, whether we realize it or not, what we all really yearn for is a feeling. Feeling happy or secure or loved. The feeling we think we will have if we reach a certain level of success or riches. These books can help to guide you down a path of doing just that–unearthing what you truly crave from life and the valuable instruction on getting there. All of these books are capable of becoming time-worn, dog-eared companions that you come back to time and again.
5 Best Spiritual Books to Read in 2015
1. “The Desire Map” by Danielle LaPorte // Possibly the bible for meeting your life’s dreams. LaPorte has managed to pour what seems like a lifetime of thoughts into one big envelope. If you have yet to get your hands on it, treat yourself right now. “The Desire Map” comes with two parts plus many exercises, worksheets, and thought pieces. This one may take a year to work through or a weekend. Up to you. Favorite from the is book: You can feel the heat of this powerful message getting ready to change your life.
2. “The Book of Secrets” by Deepak Chopra // Taking things a step deeper than he did in “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”, Chopra lays out a plan for guiding us toward our desired life. The fifteen secrets he outlines in this book persuade us to notice signals in our lives that help us to open up to our possibilities. At the end of each chapter (step) Chopra offers ways to change your life to allow that particular secret in. Favorite quote from this book: “Ultimately, all roads are connected to all other roads. So break out of the mindset that your life consists of good and bad choices that set your destiny on an unswerving course.”
3. “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay // This sweet, quick read is so full of heart. Louise shares lessons from her life that are raw and honest. She has a deep compassion for the human soul and it shines through strongly in this book. In it she shares links of physical ailments to their emotional counterparts, complete with reference list. Favorite from this book: Hands down, the physical to emotional reference list. You will truly flip to it over and over. It’s so interesting to see why you are feeling the way you feel and amazing how truly it lines up. Almost addictive.
4. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho // If you have yet to read this book, go out and buy it today. This simple yet oh-so-powerful story is chock full of subtle life lessons. I pretty much forced my high schooler to read this book. He may not have gotten out of it what I have, but I wanted this information in his head. It is that good. Loved it the first, second, and third times I read it. Favorite quote from this book: “…when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
5. “E Squared” by Pam Grout // If you like your spirituality with a side of snarky wit this is the one for you. Grout shares her views on manifesting what you want in such super real terms it is almost like chatting with a friend. She even addresses in some detail why it seems our manifesting efforts and prayers often go unanswered. This is the book that cuts through the mind bending philosophical sludge and puts some straight-shooting positive thinking ideas in your noggin. Favorites from this book: Grout’s spot on analogies that make manifestation seem like a trip to the grocery store.
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