The first two entries, Pema and Eckhart, are the people who helped me most through a very rough patch of my life. The rest is an alphabetical list of authors, resources, and people that really had a large impact on me, and were instrumental in helping shape my new understanding of the world I live in. I’ve read hundreds of books, listened to many audio books, talked with and listened to many people. I have gathered for myself a new set of experiences and knowledge that has lead me to this new understanding of how the universe works. I will add to the list over time.
Pema Chodron, most anything by her. Using simple language and humor she explain why certain situations, people, words might ‘hook’ you/your emotions, and how to deal with those feelings and emotions in a way that empowers you to move forward through them and out of them. A very powerful tool. Pema is a Buddhist nun who can explain eastern thinking to westerners in a no-nonsense, down-to-earth, friendly way.
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now, also watch any videos with him speaking. I call him a modern day philosopher. He’s a master at being calm and cool no matter what comes his way. But he wasn’t always like that. By reading his book, making notes, and copying down excerpts, I was able to cope and finally found the courage to get out of a terrible situation. My life became exponentially better. I was able to understand how to cope, and rise above situations, and turn things around. This is another technique that takes time to internalize, but is a very powerful tool in living a wonderful, co-creative life. If you are working on this, believe me, the Universe will send little scenarios your way to practice your newfound skills.
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Betsy Morgan, Channel using the Orion Technologies http://www.askbetsymorgan.com/
Bob Olsen TV Former skeptic and convert on the afterlife, does great interviews http://www.afterlifetv.com/
Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four questions that can change your life. Her blog is here. http://www.byronkatie.com/
Chris Irwin, Bob Weber book Horses Don’t Lie: What Horses Teach Us About Our Natural Capacity for Awareness, Confidence, Courage, and Trust.
Christine Kane, motivational speaker and singer songwriter. I found her blog entries right on the money, and very enlightening. http://christinekane.com/
Dana Stovern, Money Chakra Guru, teaches classes. Dana was instrumental in helping me get over large blocks in terms of self confidence and my relationship with money. Her teaching lead me to a better understanding of money and my chakra energy centers. This was a big insight! http://www.chakramoneyreading.com/ The Magic of Somatic Money with Dana Stovern is her website, link above. She is also the author of When Elephants Fly (under the name Dana Shinto).
Danielle McKinnon Animal Intuitive and author, teaches animal communication courses. http://www.daniellemackinnon.com/
Don Miguel Ruiz book, The Four Agreements, a practical guide to personal freedom.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love. This book came to me at the perfect time.
Gail James book All That we Are book was instrumental in gently introducing me to her gifts, and her story, which helped me to understand better how the Universe works and how I might have the courage to pursue my own psychic abilities. I have known Gail for well over 20 years, and have taken more than 3 years of tarot lessons from her. She is a wonderful, clear oracle, and a happy soul!
Gregg Braden good at bridging Spirituality, Science and the real world. Most anything by him is good material. Search him out on YouTube, Wikipedia, almost anywhere.
Gwendolyn Hill, Heart of the Mother healing. Gwendolyn was highly instrumental in helping me heal using sound healing, and other techniques, that got me over my final hurdles. The hurdles were really big and intimidating but Gwendolyn’s natural Mother/Nurturing energy saw me through it safely. The work we did together enabled me to open my business as an intuitive healer, so I could start helping others.
Jane Roberts The Seth Books, including The Nature of Personal Reality, and Seth Speaks. Heavy reading but very worth it! These are what I would call foundational books for anyone interested in metaphysics on a personal level.
Jill Bolte Taylor Got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Watch her TED talk “Stroke of insight.”
John Edward Psychic Medium with wonderful to-the-point and straightforward style. http://johnedward.net/
John Holland International psychic medium, author, and spiritual teacher. I love his Tarot Oracle cards. One of my favorite decks is The Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck. http://johnholland.com/
John St. Augustine, book Living an Uncommon Life: Essential Lessons from 21 Extraordinary People
Jonathan Bach, book Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Very popular and made quite a stir when it came out. Got this as a gift when I was a little girl. Now I get it!
Jodi Livon, The Intuitive Coach. Her book The Happy Medium: awakening your natural intuition, was another great read, giving examples of her earlier life, and synchronicities that for her, validated what she was experiencing. This was validation for what I was experiencing! She is also a long-time friend and a wonderfully accurate psychic medium. Follow her TV appearances on ABC’S Twin Cities Live.
Kahlil Gibran The Prophet, my favorite book of all time. Absolutely timeless and accurate writing. He must have been a clear and open channel to Spirit.
Kim Russo, The Happy Medium. Watch any episode of her TV show and wait for the take away message at the end. You will realize a healing has happened for the person on this side and the other side of the veil. She also has a new book out, The Happy Medium: Life lessons from the other side. http://www.kimthehappymedium.com/
Lara Day, book Practical Intuition. I found this useful to test and recognize my own intuition. I found it a bit too rigid in places, but her explanation of basic use of intuition and how to first get acquainted with it, using it and recognizing it, was a big key for me in starting my personal education in developing my intuition.
Linda Kohanov book Tao of Equus, Riding Between Worlds, Power of the Herd books. Way of the Horse: Equine Archetypes for Self-Discovery. A book of exploration and 40 cards. She also teaches classes in Arizona. Worth a look!
Lion’s Roar: Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time. Magazine and online weekly emails. Great info!
Mark Rashid, Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership (Second Edition)
Machaelle Small Wright, book Behaving as if the God in all life mattered.
Mike Dooley, TUT (think unique thoughts), and Notes from the Universe. Sign up for the ‘notes’ and M–F get inspirational quotes that I find hit the nail on the head every time. http://www.tut.com/
Neale Donald Walsch’s book Conversations with God. Great info.
Rebecca Rosen, Medium and author. Her book, Spirited, was great as an audiobook. I loved it and was able to use it to add to my education about using and developing my intuitive powers. Highly recommended. Loved the Audio format Audible.com
Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization, a very basic but wonderful book on visualizing techniques.
Shirley MacLaine, The Camino, and Out on a Limb. Most of her books are a great read and enlightening.
soulconnectnow.com Soul Connect empowers you to heal naturally – from the inside out. They also have a great article: Cultivating Authenticity: Aligning With The Real You
Thomas E. Mails, book, Fools Crow wisdom and Power. Wonderful insight into native american metaphysical and spiritual practices. Worth a read.
Books on Crystals
Crystal Grids: How to combine & Focus Crystal Energies to Enhance your Life, Henry M. Mason, Brittani Petrofsky
Love is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals – The Reference Book Describing the Metaphysical Properties of the Mineral Kingdom.
Crystal Grids: how and why they work, Hibiscus moon
The Crystal Bible: A definitive guide to crystals, Judy Hall
The Crystal Bible Volume 2: Godsfield Bibles (The Crystal Bible Series) by Judy Hall
The Crystal Bible, Volume 3: Godsfield Bibles (The Crystal Bible Series) by Judy Hall
Tarot: A New Handbook for the Apprentice, Classic Ed (Connolly Tarot, Vol 1) Eileen Connolly
Tarot: The Handbook for the Journeyman (Connolly Tarot, Vol 2)
Tarot Unveiled: The Method to Its Magic, Laura A. Clarson
Exploring Numerology: Life by the Numbers (Exploring Series) Shirley Lawrence