There are four books I’m currently reading that continue to inspire transformation in my life. Take a look at how I use them and maybe you will be inspired by the written word to move into your practice as I have done.
The first book is the “Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh. This wonderful book helps guide me in my meditation. It offers a simple approach to being mindful and living my life open and awake to my place in the Universe. I use it because it gives me examples of meditation practice that are easy to hollow and they make sense. Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us how to be mindful when we are washing the dishes, waiting in line at the grocery store, to when we are walking out along a path in nature. Mindfulness is the miracle, if you are willing to see it.
This next book reminds us that we are the divine emanation of LIFE, moving, living and having our being in God. “This Thing Called You” by Ernest Holmes was one of the first books I studied when I began my journey of discovering metaphysics. This was the first book that helped me truly understand my divine connection. It is my favorite “go to” book for my new clients that are on the path of transformation. Ernest invites us to examine our lives, to know that we are connected to something greater and that we have a divine experience.
“The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz invites us to live by four simple spiritual principles: 1. Be impeccable with your word,2. Never take anything personal, 3. Never assume anything, and 4. always do your best. My favorite agreement is number 4. Always do your best. If we approach our life setting the intention to do our best, then we are in integrity within our soul.
“Spiritual Liberation” by Michael Bernard Beckwith is the final book that I highly recommend. This is the book that has helped me to deepen my spiritual practice, from up-leveling my meditation to understating what is meant by, “Dark Night of the Soul.” One of the greatest lessons Micheal teaches is that we are not our thought, we are what is listening to the thoughts. We are not our emotions, we are only having an experience. We have the power to liberate ourselves from the paradigms of lack, limitation, doubt, worry and fear. Through the practice of prayer, meditation, sacred study, affirmations, giving, service and fellowship, liberation is attainable.
The practice of Sacred study will empower your life. Take some time to explore these books and expand your consciousness. Remember, everything that you desire is already within you. Take the time for self exploration. It is time to activatethe power that lives within you.