Beloved Authors and Books
Without a doubt, these teachings have impacted my life the most! I highly recommend anything written (or spoken) by this Infinite Intelligence. If I could only own one book, it would be Ask and It Is Given. This book changed my life in the most powerful and positive ways—it’s a HUGE claim, but is so true. Again, I say, anything written by Abraham-Hicks is well worth reading and re-reading and re-reading and.… Oh, and be sure to sign up for their daily quotes to help keep you on an inspired track.
You Can Heal Your Life is a terrific book to read when embarking on The Self-Love Diet. I recommend it to all of my coaching clients and the students I mentor. Louise (who passed away in her 90th year) introduced me to the concept that when we Love ourselves unconditionally, everything else falls into place. She also introduced me to the mind-body connection and the power of affirmations. I will be forever grateful to Louise for all she has taught me about Self-Love.
I was drawn to the title and read The Power of Now when it was first published. Years later a friend gifted me with A New Earth because she "happened to have" an extra copy. She had no idea that I was in a pretty dark place at that time, giving it to me the day before I started what I called my spiritual sabbatical. The life affirming messages in this book were exactly what I needed—no surprise! If we’re awake and open to it, we can see that Life is always guiding us. I also Loved listening to Eckhart’s calming, melodious voice as he read his Stillness Speaks audio book. It’s true nourishment for the soul.
Katie, as she is referred to, has the most remarkable life story and how "The Work" came to her. I was introduced to the The Work, many years ago when I read her book, Loving What Is when I was hating what was. Years later I was reacquainted with Katie when a dear friend gifted me her book, A Thousand Names for Joy, in which accounts from her own life illustrates how Katie is able to see the good in the apparent not-so-good. Choosing to Love what-is has become one of my most profound and life-enriching practices. Wanting everyone to benefit from The Work, Katie generously offers free access to the process and work sheets.
The first new-age, self help book I ever read was Your Erroneous Zones. Wayne, has since passed and has left a legacy of many books, most of which I've had the privilege to read. I also learned so much from listening to his weekly radio program on HayHouse Radio and watching his PBS specials.
When I went through what I called a “cancer scare” the two books that held me together during the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep were Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal and My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging. I don’t even know how I ended up with these treasures during that frightening period, but they were like a comforting friend when I really needed one—especially during the darkness that comes with the night. These books inspired me to write my own book: Something Showed up on my Mammogram…and How I Kept my Sanity While Waiting for the Results. I wrote my book to be a friend who's there 24/7, to hold the hand of any woman while she’s going through a rough or scary time. If you would like a free copy of my e-book, just get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to send it to you.
I was introduced to Marianne Williamson many years ago when I kept hearing about A Course in Miracles. Based on the teachings of "The Course," Marianne's book, A Return to Love, is where the passage “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.…” is found. It's such a powerful verse and has been often credited to Nelson Mandela, who recited it in his 1994 inaugural speech. Here's the full paragraph, which I encourage you to read every day to reinforce your worthiness.