The Dalai’s Recent Reads…
I have been very remissed in keeping you abreast of some good Dalai reading. Screw the mindless beach book, don’t you all want to hear about someone’s near death experience or a sprit guide’s message spoken through his medium? Now, that is what I call a page turner.
Sometime I will create a separate page for recommended books for those of you who want to delve into health, spiritual wellness, and the occasional mystic adventure :) I’ve been saying that to myself for a year now…can someone watch my kids for a week???
Ok, here are my most recent reads:
1. Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani
This fascinating book is Moorjani’s account of her near death experience and her miraculous recovery from stage 4b cancer directly after. Wow, the message she brings back from the other side is so comforting and opening, it leaves you feeling calm and uplifted. Even for those of us who already believe in many of these principles – it is a fresh, inspirational look at the issues of life, death, pain, and joy.
2. The Passion Test by Janet Attwood and Chris Attwood
Feeling confused about your life’s purpose? This is a good place to start. It gives you a systematic way to work through your hopes and desires to come up with your passion. As Moorjani says in Dying To Be Me, we all have a purpose and the answer is inside of ourselves. We don’t need a guru to tell us what we love and are good at! We just need to take the time to ask ourselves the questions.
3. New Moon Astrology by Jan Spiller
I flipping LOVE astrology. I just got another awesome reading from my favorite local astrologer, Quan Tracy Cherry and was amazed at the information! It is incredible how mathematical and precise the universe is, offering us so many answers. Nothing is an accident – from our name to our birthday – everything has meaning and can give us information. If you are already into astrology, this cool book identifies our “power days.” These are days that have the most energy to help actualize our intentions. Even if you are a skeptic, there is benefit to taking time once a month to identify your true desires and write them down (which we should be doing anyway!)
4. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
This quick, uplifting book is a parable that offers a great way to look at life. This is a story of companionship and a journey to enlightenment from the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull (one of the best selling books of all time). There are so many messages and meanings within it, it would produce a lively talk for any book club. I made Dalai Dan read this one and he loved it too!
5. The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Roberts
This is one of many books in a series called “Seth Books.” Seth is the name of the spirit guide that Jane channels for us to receive some incredible information. This book may be way out there for some of you. In this book, “Seth” talks about guilt, illness, pain and suffering…and how we are creating it all by ourselves through the power of our own thoughts. I skipped most of the italic descriptions and focused mostly on “Seth’s” dialog because it is a long one! It is a book that you keep thinking about all day. Take your time and let the concepts sink in because they are so different from what we are taught growing up.
As you can see from the picture of my bedside table, I have a stack a mile high ready for me to dig into, so I’ll keep you posted in another month or two! Maybe I’ll even get that “Recommended Reading” page up here soon :) Until then, here are some of the books I’ve read and written about already:
Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It by Gary Taubles
Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss, M.D.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
Anatomy of an Epidemic, by Robert Whitaker
Shaman, Health, Sage by Alberto Villoldo
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell
Hand Wash Cold by Karen Maezen Miller
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston
Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax