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The Reading List

Books are such a wonderful gift! Here’s a list of what I’ve been reading lately (in no particular order), and some special ones that have truly brought light into my life in the past. Am always up for new suggestions, so please share what you’re reading and how it made you feel.

  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie.  SO SIMPLE!  SO POWERFUL!  Our thoughts are the source of our suffering and yet we rarely challenge them to find out if they’re really true, or if they are just a product of our perception in the moment.  Next time you’re in a downward spiral of woe-is-me victimhood this is the book to pick up, or even access the amazing free resources from the website.  Your life will never be the same again with this in your toolbox!
  • The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther and Jerry Hicks and the Teachings of Abraham.  Another simple concept that is SO POWERFUL.  (There is a theme building here isn’t there?  Perhaps we complicate life beyond what is necessary?)  Centered around the theme that we are floating down the river of life and that river naturally brings us to all things already in existence that are our divine birthright such as abundance, health and joy, yet when we find ourselves struggling with what is in this moment we are fighting the current and therefore vibrate our energies in the opposite direction of where we’d really like to be vibrating.  Simple turnaround statements that help you see where you are struggling (and therefore vibrating at a level that attracts more of what you don’t want) and to ever so slightly change your thoughts about your feelings to vibrate at a different level completely more in harmony with the flow of the river of life and all that is.  I often find myself releasing all notions of my ability to control any situation that is bothering me and just let go to observe now that I have this visual in my head that I’m on a raft floating through the river of life.  Floating along is much more enjoyable than struggling to paddle upstream….
  • the untethered soul: the journey beyond yourself by Michael A. Singer.  This is one of those books where I read a chapter, let it digest for several days, observe it’s truth throughout my days, and then return to it to re-read the chapter and let it all sink in some more.  I have yet to read a book so powerful as this one.  Simple imagery, everyday examples and profound observations about life, the power of thoughts, and as a HUGE relief, the potential for inner peace with no relation whatsoever to $/abundance/loa/etc.  These things are just things.  This book is very much about the power of intangibles and if you’re willing to take the ride, and ‘sit in the seat of consciousness’, you may find yourself smiling from deeper within than ever before!
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (the audio version of Practicing the Power of Now is amazing in the car during the commute too!) I actually picked this one up again this weekend and realized that the pause symbol he uses is something I frequently doodle in my journal while on tele-seminars! Amazing coincidence. I don’t think it is possible to truly read this book and not feel more awake to life in the present moment. It is a wonderful reminder of how strong our mind chatter really is!
  • A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose is Eckhart Tolle’s latest book and after hearing rave reviews from people who read it and had never even heard of his first book, I was interested.  I asked a few friends, and they had heard of it but hadn’t picked it up yet.  Then I saw it on a coworkers desk and we chatted about it and I knew the Universe was giving me a sign!  So I got it and started reading it and all I can say is…this is your sign – read it now.  🙂
  • I’m Rich Beyond My Wildest Dreams. I am, I am, I am! I’ve been listening to these guys for over 8 months now on various tele-classes and they have a great sense of humor and are very down to earth. Basic solutions to the age-old desire – to feel the abundance in our lives that we so desperately yearn for.
  • Callings by Gregg Levoy is a wonderful book that playfully debates polarities we experience when a calling comes in to our life. Am reading this one slowly in little pieces, as there is a lot to digest!
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller is a book that I think I will just keep reading over and over again. It has helped me to understand that ‘trauma’ comes in MANY MORE forms than physical abuse. While most therapists seem to get you to blame your problems on your childhood, and by extension, your parents, this book merely points out that your parents may have loved you deeply, and most likely did the very best they could, but if X is happening in your life now, it could be directly related to X that happened when you were 3 and then it lays out how to address the needs that were not met at an early age in order to HEAL and move forward.
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell opens your awareness to all sorts of judgements we make in the blink of an eye! Very enlightening and a fun read.
  • The Path of Transformation by Shakti Gawain. I like her books in general. She is also very non-judgemental in her writings and in this book attempts to make sense of a crazy world and the booming Self-Help industry and how to navigate your way through to real transformation.
  • The New Revelations – A Conversation with God by Neale Donald Walsch. I just picked this one up this weekend and was amazed! As someone who was raised in a Christian home where going to church every Sunday was a must, and then having shirked it all when I left home at 18 to see what other religions were up to and how other paths of spirituality might feel more peaceful to me as an individual, I was amazed at how clearly this book talks about ALL religions and the beliefs they are based upon. It sorta makes you fall in love again with the beliefs behind what you learned as you were little, but maybe not the behaviours you associated with them and therefore couldn’t run fast enough away from. (My mother refused to let us wear pants to church – insisting that women dress as women in skirts and dresses – how ridiculous is that to teach a child that God will accept you in a skirt, but not pants?!) I know she meant well, but it didn’t exactly help me form a strong bond with the church that demanded I wear a skirt and not pants in Canadian winters….or anytime for that matter…this book will take you back to basics of a fair amount of religions out there today to point out the beliefs underlying them, but more importantly, it will challenge your own personal beliefs in a way that has the power to change your life (and by extension those around you = ripple effect) if you are willing to ponder the ideas and concepts put forth.
  • Mayada – Daughter of Iraq by Jean Sasson. I read this one in less than 48 hours it was so captivating. Although I avoid trying to hear too much news about the current events in Iraq, I found this story of one woman’s love for her country to be VERY enlightening and a refreshing break from war news, as well as a testament of heroes living among us every minute of every day.
  • Take The Step – The Bridge Will Be There by Grace Cirocco. I read this one years ago at a time in my life where I was drawn to the passion and love that this woman so easily demonstrates in her life. I picked it up again and it feels as though I am reading it all over again for the first time – what a great down-to-earth book filled with every inspiration possible to lead you to your own faith and initiative.

One thought on “The Reading List

  1. Hi Pamela,
    I read Blink and Conversations with God from your list and I want to thank you for all the other book recommendations. Recently I read:
    1) NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming by Hoobyar, Dotz & Sanders — love some of the exercises like “Eye Movement Integration” for decreasing resistance or trauma, creating a “Personal Anchor” for confidence & optimism, “Conflict Integration” process for people who are locked in opposing positions
    2) The Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson — a method that uses the wisdom of the subconscious mind and a kitchen magnet to release trapped emotions in the body and heart walls that prevent people from living fully
    3) The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner — introduces and guides readers on the Emotional Freedom Technique which can be used to eliminate phobias, cravings, pain etc.
    4) Interviewed by God by Beth Banning — my friend’s journey to awakening
    and am reading:
    5) E-Cubed by Pam Grout — energy experiments involving the field of infinite potentiality that I am going to try out and blog about
    6) You are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza — about making your mind matter in your journey to fantastic health and to retrain your mind through meditation.
    Let me know if you have read these books!

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