Want to rekindle your connection to your spiritual self and the universe? These books can help you get back to who you really are and grow your spirituality so that you can have a more purposeful and guided experience. Its so exciting when you can see the spirit move in your life. It makes everything so much more magical!
Remember who you are
I love the idea that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. When we first enter this physical world, we just came from the spiritual realm. As little humans, we are trying to figure out how things work, exploring all the senses and learning how to interact. When we get older, we tend to forget where we came from and think that this physical world is all there is.
These books can help you get back in touch with your spiritual self. Yes, we’re having a human experience, but if we can remember that we are infinite beings and connect back to who we really are, this will provide wisdom, direction, power, and a lot more magical fun on this journey through life.
#1- The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan Singer
I listened to the audio of this revealing book on YouTube. Michael Singer, who founded a meditation and yoga center called Temple of the Universe in Alachua, Florida, also wrote a book called The Surrender Experiment which I definitely want to read next.
The Untethered Soul will point out the roommate that we all live with inside our heads. You will learn how to take a step back and observe this roommate, as it talks and talks, and understand that the roommate is not you. Singer will walk you through how to navigate emotions and interpretations that your roommate has, and realize that you solve problems in your outer world by first solving them in your inner self.
This book will help you wake up from your hypnotized state by becoming aware that you are living on autopilot. Once your awareness begins to grow, you can see where you are tied to the incessant thoughts of your roommate, and bound by your interpretations of the world. You will learn to untether yourself from these ties and live an aware, happy, and free life.
#2- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
I find it so powerful to realize that right now is the only moment that exists. Now is eternal and the only place that we can create, live, grow, or do anything from. I know for me, I used to be lost in my thoughts constantly, remembering the past, worrying about the future, day dreaming, not paying attention to hardly anything in the moment. Honestly, most of my life is a blur. This book helped me to live in the now.
Eckhart Tolle, who discovered the power of now through his own personal struggle with depression, will show you that peace and happiness is who we really are. There is an egoic mind that is part of the human experience, but it is not our spiritual selves. The ego is the voice that incessantly tries to protect us, distract us, and create our identity. This is where fear, pain, distress, and anger feelings originate.
This book will show you how to step back from your ego, your emotions, and the illusion of time, and begin to see that you can interpret these aspects differently. These are aspects that we created, and not our true identity. You can derive great power when you are fully in the moment and connected to who you really are. If you desire to grow your spirituality, read this book!
#3- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Don Miguel, a Mexican surgeon who experienced a powerful spiritual awakening after a near fatal car accident, draws ancient knowledge from the historic indigenous Toltecs. The Toltecs believed that as children we are indoctrinated by our society, and that the rules of society become agreements that we make that cause pain and internal turmoil in our life as adults.
The four agreements are:
- Be impeccable with your word. This is basically realizing that the thoughts you think and speak are extremely powerful. When you start paying attention to what you’re thinking and saying about yourself and others, you will realize that much of the words you use can be harmful. You will see how speaking good into your life will transform it.
- Don’t take anything personally. So much pain comes from taking on other people’s sh*t. What people do and say are many times a reflection of themselves, and we don’t need to take that on. You will learn to perceive people’s behavior from a point of view that explores what is really going on with them. Something within their own selves is making them behave the way they are. Instead of letting them make you feel bad, know that their behavior is their problem, and focus on cultivating a knowledge of your worth to yourself.
- Don’t make assumptions. Instead of assuming that people know (or should know) what we want or need, communicate those needs. Communicate your feelings and be clear on where you are and where you’re coming from. Also, don’t assume that you know why someone is behaving the way they are or that you know the full picture. Many times there are reasons and we won’t know unless we ask questions and have dialogue.
- Always do your best. When you wake up in the morning, don’t take another day on earth for granted. Any day could be your last, so live fully doing everything you can in the moment you have right now. “When you don’t do your best, you are denying yourself the right to be you.” You will see that your best will change depending on where you’re at and how you’re feeling, but simply doing the best you can is enough.
You will learn how to break the old agreements that were taught to you from society, and create new agreements that will set you free.
#4- A Course In Miracles by Helen Schucman
I won’t lie, this book was incredibly hard for me to read. I’m not sure I’ve read the entire thing. I worked most of the exercises and read most of the text, and I also used to go to meetings where we discussed different parts. I struggled because of the biblical sound of it. Coming from a religious background, I had some baggage.
I recommend this book because I think it holds deep, spiritual truths that a person can immediately feel when reading it. You really have to focus as you read because there is so much weight in each sentence. Its an interesting take on God and the universe and how we fit into the story of creation and infinity. It teaches a very different story of Jesus than Christianity, what sin really is, that God is incapable of punishing us, and that we don’t even need forgiveness.
Helen Schucman, who was a clinical and research psychologist received downloads from a spiritual being, whom she believed to be Jesus. He told her what to write, and she took no credit for the words in the book.
The course is intended to reveal the illusions of our minds and free us to allow the love of God to flow freely through us. It teaches that we incorrectly believe ourselves to be separate from each other and from God, and explains how we created our egos out of fear. You will peel back the layers of your false beliefs lesson by lesson until you become free.
#5- The Kybalion by The Three Initiates and William Walker Atkinson
This is a fascinating book and a trippy explanation of the universe and reality. As I listened to this book on YouTube, I felt in my soul that there was truth in these words. I was able to connect what I read to my life and saw many synchronicities.
The Kybalion is a summary of hermetic principles written in 1908, based on ancient philosophy that comes from an Egyptian teacher and influencer named Hermes Trismegistus. These principles are the basic truths of how the universe operates. You will know they are real the moment you learn of them.
These are the 7 hermetic principles:
- The Principle of Mentalism. “The all is mind.” When you learn about the law of attraction, you realize that what you imagine and believe to be true will cause you to vibrate as what you desire and bring it into your reality. This principle of mentalism is the law of attraction except to a super high level. Basically God created us by imagining us, and we are all moving and functioning in the imagination of God. Nothing is real, its all imagined, and we manifest reality in the same way that God does. We are a part of God, like God, but not God. Its hard to explain, you just need to read it for yourself! Lol.
- The Principle of Correspondence. “As above so below.” What is invisible can be seen in the visible. This principle makes clear that what you think and believe within will be expressed externally. You can apply this to everything.
- The Principle of Vibration. “Nothing rests. Everything moves. Everything vibrates.” This we know from science. They knew this in ancient Egypt as well. This is the key to manifesting what you want in your life. Just like a tuning fork, whatever you are vibrating is what you will attract.
- The Principle of Polarity. “Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree.” Everything is on a spectrum. Hot and cold are opposites on the same spectrum. They are essentially the same thing, just different in degree. No matter who or what you are disagreeing with, your thoughts and beliefs can be reconciled. You just have to move up or down the scale.
- The Principle of Rhythm. “The measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left.” This principle was screwing with me for the longest time and I had a huge light bulb moment when I was finally able to put a name to it. This principle represents the tide, or a swinging pendulum. Whatever moves in one direction, must move back in the other direction. Whatever rises must fall. I used to have moments when I felt so amazing and then not long after I would feel absolutely terrible. Something good would happen and then it would all fall apart. You can absolutely rise above this principle and not allow yourself to be swept in the direction you don’t want. It takes practice, but I’m starting to get it, and I know if I can anyone can.
- The Principle of Cause and Effect. “Chance is but a name for law not recognized.” Nothing happens by chance. Everything has a cause and an effect. Once you realize this and learn how to use the principles above, you can stop allowing yourself to be effected by causes and start directing the cause yourself.
- The Principle of Gender. “Gender manifests on all planes.” Gender here doesn’t mean what society interprets as feminine or masculine traits and behaviors. Its more related to gender as it is in biology. All planes have a male aspect, which is the seed, and a female aspect, which is the womb that gives birth. One must impregnate the other. This is demonstrated in the human consciousness, in which the conscious mind is the male aspect that generates thoughts and desires, and the subconscious mind is the female aspect which gives birth to those ideas and brings them to life.
I hope you have as much fun as I did reading or listening to this book. Prepare to have your mind blown!
#6- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
So many people that I meet and know that are on the journey to creating their dreams have read this book. There’s something about this fictional story that resonates so deeply that it is life changing. The truths in this book are universal and massively powerful.
Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist who was raised by a Catholic family. He rebelled as a young adult, was instituted by his parents into a psychiatric ward for a short period, and when he got out he wrote songs for rock bands, traveling to many countries including a historical route through Africa. It his travels and sojourns he found his spirituality, which he shares in his novels.
The Alchemist will take you on a magical journey of a young man’s quest to find treasure that he was instructed to find in a dream. You will follow his story as he receives omens and signs, meets interesting characters, encounters danger and adventure, and learns valuable lessons that can inspire all of us.
This story is how our lives get to be! Literally I relate so much to this book and the guidance that I have received from the universe, the signs, the leading from one lesson to the next. Life gets to be this magical, and I hope when you read this book you are inspired to live you life with passion, purpose, and beauty.
#7- No Mud No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh
This beautiful book is written by Thich Nhat Hahn, who was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk that inspired many thousands of people with his teachings, books and poems, and activism for peace. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. even nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.
No Mud No Lotus is a Buddhist take on how to end suffering and obtain a perspective that can set you free from how you now view the pain in your life. Instead of fighting against suffering, this book will show you how to appreciate it and use to transform.
You will learn basic Buddhist teachings, such as the impermanence of everything, and that suffering comes from attachment to the things of this world. Mindfulness, acceptance, and the allowing of love will free you from the bounds of human perception.
I love this book! I learned how to stop fighting my negative feelings and see their value. In the process, I have released them and am more free than I have ever been in my life! Living with lighthearted joy, and I hope you experience the same. 🙂
Apply what resonates
I think its so important to discover different perspectives and pull the ideas that resonate and leave what doesn’t. What I’m seeing more and more is that I can relate to most people’s perspectives and outlooks, and we actually have more in common regarding what we believe than can be seen on the surface.
May your spirituality be enhanced by these inspiring and influential books. There are so many more, and I may add to this list at a later time.
Much love! Have fun exploring your spirituality.