books, inspiration, meditation, NDE

Summer Reading List

If you are looking for some spiritually minded summer reading or want to get a jump start on my future class offerings, here are some books to check out this summer.

Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani

(very inspiring story and a Book Club Discussion book for Sept/Oct)

Moorjani describes her early life, her 4 year battle with stage cancer and her subsequent near death experience (NDE).  Her medical records prove that she was riddled with tumors and open sores from her toxic chemotherapy.  Within weeks of having died and come back, she was miraculously cancer free.  Her message to the world is that we are all love.  Truly an inspirational read and it was interesting to compare her NDE to Eben Alexander’s NDE in Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris

(a book for Meditation 101)

You may recognize Harris’ name from Good Morning America, Nightline and his reporting on ABC.  This is his personal account of how he skeptically and eventually embraced meditation.  If you are at all dubious about the benefits of meditation, if you think you do not have time to meditate, if you think you could never sit still for meditation, then this book is for you.  Even if you already believe in the benefits of meditation, his stories of celebrities, politicians and scandal make for a fun read.

All is Well by Louise Hay and Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D., PH.D.

(my own personal reading)

I am already aware that imbalance in our emotional centers (chakras) can cause physical illness, but this book is an easy read and reinforces my personal ongoing education in this topic.  “Structured around these emotional centers, the authors outline common imbalances and probably mental causes for physical illness….including case studies that show a complete program for healing that draws from all disciplines, including both tradtional and alternative medicine, affirmations, nutritional changes, and so much more.”

Born Knowing by John Holland

(my own personal reading)

Described as “a medium’s journey accepting and embracing my spiritual gifts,” this book was recommended to me by my cousin Celeste Woods (a spiritual medium herself who many may know from her work here in NJ).  The back of the book has interesting Q&A and some exercises to enhance intuition and spiritual awareness.

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