We all need a little extra help from time to time, particularly in those dark moments when your thoughts get the better of you and take you down a winding road to doom and gloom. Hence it is always useful to have some resources that will go beyond the surface and speak to you at a deeper level. I have therefore, created this page to give you some ideas and guidance to help you get back on track.
Personally, I feel there is no one person, author, spiritual leader or teacher who will tick all your boxes and speak to your soul on every level. We are all human and perfectly imperfect. So this list is wide and varied, but everything included here has been instrumental in my own journey and touched me in some way. I suggest that in the end, you take what works for you and disregard the rest, knowing that all the things you have picked up along the way will go towards the rich tapestry of your life. I hope you find something to uplift you, motivate you and inspire you.
Louise Hay, I Can Do It 2016 Calendar. This is such a lovely way to begin your day. Each morning you have a ready made affirmation or positive thought to focus on as you go about your business. This is especially helpful if you find it difficult to write your own affirmations.
Pam Grout: E Squared - This is a brilliant little book with nine do it yourself energy experiments that prove your thoughts create your reality. I used it with the Personal Development Group a while back. We each decided on an experiment and reported on our success at the next meeting. The results left me absoulutely astounded to be honest. It is one thing to pay lip service to something and quite another to experience the truth of it.
Byron Katie: Who Would You Be Without Your Story? - This is a collection of dialogues between Byron Katie and some of her delegates at various workshops around the world. I did not finish reading the book as it was the title that really spoke to me and got me thinking. Who would I be without my story if I could not say that I was this, that or the other? Who would you be, how would you describe yoruself, what words would you use to say something about yourself? It makes you think, doesn't it?
Esther and Jerry Hicks: Ask and it is Given - The book contains excercises to help you change the way you look at things. Need I say more? This is probably one of those books that everyone has read or owns.
Kirtana: This Embrace - Probably my most played CD of all time. I have it playing on a loop in the car. It just drops me straight into Source and helps me find that connection within myself. Totally inspiring and humbling.
Karen Drucker: Songs of the Spirit II - I play this a lot in my groups and workshops and also at home. It does a great job of uplifting me, particularly, when I am not feeling so grateful.
Miten with Deva Premal: Soul in Wonder - Beautiful music with beautiful lyrics.
Eckhart Tolle: The Art of Presence - This is a 6 session audio retreat. It is very effective in keeping you anchored in the present moment.
Joe Dispenza: The Science of Changing Your Mind - This is in fact an iTunes download of an interview with Joe Dispenza. He talks about how he recovered from a motorcycle accident in which he broke his spine in several places, amongst other things, and was told that he would never walk again or lead a normal life. An incredibly inspiring story.
Louise Hay: Self Esteem Affirmations - for those times when you don't feel so good about yourself.
Louise Hay: Self Healing - A good CD to have playing in the background during the night or before you go to sleep. It allows your body to heal while you sleep.