Take a deep breath, and prepared to be awed: you’ve just entered my favorite room in my whole library.
What’s that, you say? It looks sort of–normal? But look again, won’t you? There in the corner: my old, ripped green sofa. The fireplace. The ringed coffee table by the window with the lamp that has just the right amount of light. There’s the book with creases and stains from my baby’s spitup.
No, there are no high ceilings here. No stained glass, no ancient works of art. This place is for the everyman. The plain folk.
This is where people like us are allowed to speak.
It’s a beautiful room, but its shelves aren’t yet full. The world needs more spirituality memoirs–many more. And as long as it keeps providing them, I’ll keep reading them–and updating this list.
I chose the books in the first section because they inspired me deeply, changed me for the better, and helped me find greater inner peace. The second section features all of the other spirituality memoirs I’ve come across in the spiritual-but-not-religious sector but may not have read yet. And I do mean all of them. (Like I said: we need lots more.)
By the way, a few of these memoirs come from a Christian, rather than a spiritual-but-not-religious, perspective. Sometimes you just gotta make exceptions.
Best Spiritual Memoirs is part of a larger project, a curriculum I’m writing called Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday. Like this list, it’s an ongoing, possibly unending, project. Check back here or subscribe on the right for updates.
Autobiography of A Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda Learning to Eat Along the Way, Margaret Bendet Sex, Drugs and Meditation: How One Woman Changed Her Life, Saved Her Job and Found a Husband, Mary-Lou Stephens Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott Plan B, Anne Lamott Grace, Eventually, Anne Lamott Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace, Anne Lamott Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair,Anne Lamott Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers,Anne Lamott Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year, Anne Lamott Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, Elizabeth Gilbert
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, Elizabeth Gilbert Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle Carry On, Warrior, Glennon Doyle How To Stay Married: The Adventures of a Woman Who Learnt to Travel Light in Life, Love and Relationships, Mary-Lou Stephens Devotion: A Memoir,Dani Shapiro The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It, Geneen Roth Confessions of A Latter-Day Virgin, Nicole Hardy Mennonite in A Little Black Dress, Rhoda Janzen The Wishing Year: A House, a Man, My Soul: A Memoir of Fulfilled Desire, Noelle Oxenhandler A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Vanauken Tremendous Trifles, G.K. Chesterton The Cross and the Switchblade, David Wilkerson The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence He Came to Set the Captives Free, Rebecca Brown My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Jill Bolte Taylor
Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl
A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving and Waking Up, Linda Leaming The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
Other Recommended Spiritual Memoirs:
Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life, Priscilla Warner Medicine Dance: One Woman’s Healing Journey into the World of Native American Sweatlodges, Drumming Meditations and Dance Fasts, Marsha Scarbrough Girl in the Woods: A Memoir, Aspen Matis Chasing Spirits: The Building of the “Ghost Adventures” Crew, Nick Groff and Jeff Belanger Grief, Meth, Addiction, God & Zen: A 45 Year Old Man’s Journey With Death, Reality & Recovery, David Carlyle and Cynthia Sharp Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint The Ghosts and the Path: A Buddhist Monk’s Memoir, Ngawang Khechog Meditations of a Modern Mystic, Maurine Doerken The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism and Online Dating, Kiera Van Gelder From Brooklyn to Benares and Back: A Spiritual Memoir, Dada Vedaprajinananda On the Edge: Living with an Enlightened Master, Yoga Punya I: A Meditation and a Memoir, Wiz Ji Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed, Sonia Choquette The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga: A Memoir, Andy Douglas
Today, a labor of love for you: a list of over five hundred books that deal with the law of attraction and New Thought spirituality.
I chose the books in the first section because they inspired me deeply, changed me for the better, and helped me find greater inner peace. The second section features all of the other law of attraction books I’ve come across but may not have read yet.
As far as I know, this is the most comprehensive list of its kind on the Internet. My hope is that it will help you discover books and authors you otherwise wouldn’t.
Best Law of Attraction Books is part of a larger project, a curriculum I’m writing called Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday. Like this list, it’s an ongoing, possibly unending, project. Check back here or subscribe on the right for updates.
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Best-Selling
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: General
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Well-Known Classics
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Obscure Classics
Best Law of Attraction Books:
Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More, Joe Vitale At Zero, Joe Vitale The Secret, Rhonda Byrne You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs, Greg Kuhn Choosing Easy World, Julia Rogers Hamrick As a Man Thinketh, James Allen The Secret of the Ages, Robert Collier Think and Grow Rich, Napolean Hill The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale Scientific Christian Mental Practice, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Magic of Thinking Big, David Joseph Schwartz The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Best-Selling
The Power, Rhonda Byrne The Magic, Rhonda Byrne Hero, Rhonda Byrne
You Can Create and Exceptional Life, Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson The Magic Path of Intuition, Florence Scovel Shinn and Louise Hay All is Well: Heal Your Body, Louise Hay Loving Yourself to Great Health: Thoughts & Food: the Ultimate Diet, Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death, Louise Hay and David Kessler Life Loves You: 7 Spiritual Experiments to Heal Your Life, Louise Hay I Think, I Am, Louise Hay Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them, Louise Hay A Garden of Thoughts: My Affirmation Journal, Louise Hay Love Yourself, Heal Your Life, Louise Hay The Power Is Within You, Louise Hay Heart Thoughts, Louise Hay Loving Thoughts For Increasing Prosperity, Louise Hay Gratitude: A Way Of Life, Louise Hay Life! Reflections On Your Journey, Louise Hay Living Perfect Love: Empowering Rituals For Women, Louise Hay Heal Your Body A-Z: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them, Louise Hay 101 Ways To Health And Healing, Louise Hay
The Key: The Missing Secret for Attracting Anything You Want!, Joe Vitale Attract Money Now, Joe Vitale Expect Miracles, Joe Vitale Faith, Joe Vitale Healing Music, Joe Vitale How to Attain Your Desires by Letting Your Subconscious Mind Work for You, Joe Vitale How to Attain Your Desires: How to Live Life and Love It, Joe Vitale Instant Manifestation, Joe Vitale Life’s Missing Instruction Manual, Joe Vitale Meet and Grow Rich, Joe Vitale The Miracles Manual, Volumes 1-3, Joe Vitale The Abundance Manifesto, Joe Vitale The Attraction Factor, Joe Vitale The Awakened Millionaire, Joe Vitale The Awakening Course, Joe Vitale The Greatest Money-making Secret in History, Joe Vitale The Secret Prayer, Joe Vitale The Seven Lost Secrets, Joe Vitale
Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, Deepak Chopra Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, Deepak Chopra Why Is God Laughing? The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism, Deepak Chopra Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream, Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra What Are You Hungry For?, Deepak Chopra God: A Story of Revelation, Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World, Deepak Chopra and Gotham Chopra Super Genes, Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi Super Brain, Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi War of the Worldviews, Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow The Third Jesus, Deepak Chopra The Soul of Leadership, Deepak Chopra The Book of Secrets, Deepak Chopra The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook, Deepak Chopra and David Simon The Path to Love, Deepak Chopra The Way of the Wizard, Deepak Chopra The Return of Merlin, Deepak Chopra Ageless Body Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra Return of the Rishi: A Doctor’s Story of Spiritual Transformation and Ayurvedic Healing, Deepak Chopra Perfect Health, Deepak Chopra Quantum Healing, Deepak Chopra Creating Health, Deepak Chopra
Power of Intention, Wayne Dyer The Secrets of the Power of Intention, Wayne Dyer Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious Contact With God Through Meditation, Wayne Dyer Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting, Wayne Dyer Your Erroneous Zones, Wayne Dyer Pulling Your Own Strings, Wayne Dyer The Sky’s the Limit, Wayne Dyer Gifts from Eykis, Wayne Dyer What Do You Really Want For Your Children, Wayne Dyer Happy Holidays, Wayne Dyer Everyday Wisdom, Wayne Dyer You’ll See It When You Believe It, Wayne Dyer Real Magic, Wayne Dyer Your Sacred Self, Wayne Dyer A Promise is a Promise, Wayne Dyer and Marcelene Dyer Manifest Your Destiny, Wayne Dyer Wisdom of the Ages, Wayne Dyer There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, Wayne Dyer 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, Wayne Dyer Inspiration, Wayne Dyer Being in Balance, Wayne Dyer Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life, Wayne Dyer Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You, Wayne Dyer and Serena Dyer The Incredible ForceThe Incredible Force, Wayne Dyer Living the Wisdom of the Tao, Wayne Dyer My Greatest Teacher, Wayne Dyer and Lynn Lauber Staying on the Path, Wayne Dyer The Shift, Wayne Dyer Excuses Begone, Wayne Dyer Wishes Fulfilled, Wayne Dyer I Can See Clearly Now, Wayne Dyer
Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living your Dreams, Mike Dooley Manifesting Change: It Couldn’t Be Easier, Mike Dooley The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU, Mike Dooley Totally Unique Thoughts, Mike Dooley Lost in Space, Mike Dooley Thoughts Become Things – LIVE (Audio), Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe Book 1: New Perspectives From an Old Friend, Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe Book 2: Life, Dreams & Happiness, Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe Book 3: Dancing Life’s Dance, Mike Dooley Leveraging the Universe (Audio), Mike Dooley Choose Them Wisely: Thoughts Become Things, Mike Dooley Thoughts Become Things (DVD), Mike Dooley Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Life… But Were Afraid to Ask, Mike Dooley A Wrinkle in Time (DVD), Mike Dooley Manifesting Change: The Law of Attraction (DVD), Mike Dooley Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic, Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe Perpetual Calendar, Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe: A 60-Card Deck, Mike Dooley An Adventurer’s Guide to the Jungles of Time and Space, Mike Dooley The Path Less Traveled (DVD), Mike Dooley Dreams Come True, All They Need is You!, Mike Dooley Your Magical Life, Mike Dooley
A Happy Pocket Full of Money: Infinite Wealth and Abundance in the Here and Now, David Cameron Gikandi and Bob Doyle Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power, Bob Doyle The Power of Focus, Jack Canfield Success Principles, Jack Canfield Jack Canfield’s Key to Living the Law of Attraction: A Simple Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams, Jack Canfield and D.D. Watkins
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: General
Debianne De Rose:
How I Met the Man of My Dreams: A Guide to MANifesting Yours, Debianne De Rose The MANifesting Workbook, Debianne De Rose Resistance is Feudal: Modernize your Mind to Manifest like a Mofo!, Debianne De Rose Manifesting for Simpletons: A 30-Day Outrageously Simple Guide to Gettin’ the Goods, Debianne De Rose What I Did On My Midlife Crisis Vacation, Debianne De Rose YOU are a Spiritual Bad-Ass: Kicking Butt in the Earth Game, Debianne De Rose Beyond Forgiveness: The Missing Link to Manifesting Your Dreams, Debianne De Rose Adventures in Consciousness, Debianne De Rose
E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality, Pam Grout E-Cubed: Nine More Energy Experiments That Prove Manifesting Magic and Miracles Is Your Full-Time Gig, Pam Grout Thank & Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy, Pam Grout Jumpstart Your Metabolism: How To Lose Weight By Changing The Way You Breathe, Pam Grout Living Big: Embrace Your Passion and Leap into an Extraordinary Life, Pam Grout
The Magic of Pray Rain Journaling, Jeannette Maw Money Mojo Magic, Jeannette Maw LOA for Love, Jeannette Maw Manifesting Made Simple, Jeannette Maw Slacker Manifesting, Jeannette Maw Adventures In Manifesting, Jeannette Maw The Art of Self-Love, Jeannette Maw LOA for the Real World, Jeannette Maw 3 LOA Keys to Unlock Your Financial Fortune, Jeannette Maw 10 Life Skills (Never Taught But Totally Essential To Happy Living), Jeannette Maw Core Values Uncovered – Live In The Sweet Spot By Revealing What Matters, Jeannette Maw
Kathie Anne Lewis:
Forty Days of Love, Kathie Anne Lewis Forty Days of Freedom, Kathie Anne Lewis Forty Days to Prosperity, Kathie Anne Lewis
Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Fail, Greg Kahn Why Quantum Physicists Create More Abundance, Greg Kuhn Why Quantum Physicists Play “Grow a Greater You”: Learn How to Live the Most Truly Fulfilling Life Humanly Possible, Greg Kuhn Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Suffer, Greg Kuhn The 30-Minute Soulmate: An Un-Exercise Program That Can Finally Solve Relationship Pain, Greg Kuhn
How Your Subconscious Mind Keeps You BROKE!, Frederick Zappone Open Up, Receive Your GOOD, Frederick Zappone 299 ‘LIFE INSIGHTS’ from The Wizard: Inspiring, Empowering, Thought Provoking, Frederick Zappone More LIFE INSIGHTS From The Wizard, Frederick Zappone Love Is All I Know, Frederick Zappone The Tough LOVE Book About MONEY, Frederick Zappone
The Thought Exchange: Overcoming Our Resistance to Living A Sensational Life, Daniel Friedman
Deliberate Receiving: Finally, the Universe Makes Some Freakin’ Sense!, Melody Fletcher Hustle Believe Receive: An 8-Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream, Sarah Centrella The Law of Distraction & Art of Intending, Tamara Lee Dorris The Moses Code: The Most Powerful Manifestation Tool in the History of the World, James Twyman Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want, Sonia Choquette The Greatest Secret of All: Moving Beyond Abundance to A Life of True Fulfillment, Mark Allen Law of Attraction, Plain, and Simple: Create the Extraordinary Life That You Deserve, Sonia Ricotti Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Positive Thinking, Michael Ritt The Soulmate Secret, Arielle Ford Your Quantum Breakthrough Code: The Simple Technique That Brings Everlasting Joy and Success, Sandra Anne Taylor Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings, Lynn Grabhorn The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World, Lynne McTaggart The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, Lynne McTaggart Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction, Lisa Love The Science Behind the Secret, Travis S. Taylor The Law of Happiness, Henry Cloud Your Road Map to Lifelong Happiness: A Guide to the Life You Want, Ken Keyes How to Solve the Paradox of the Universal Laws of Attraction: 8 Shortcuts to Using Coincidence and Sychronicity to Untangle the Mystery, Cary David Richards Leap of Perception: The Transforming Power of Your Attention, Penney Peirce Manifesting: The Secret Behind the Law of Attraction, Alexander Janze Creating Money: Attracting Abundance, Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration, Penney Peirce Feel It Real! A Guided Approach to Bringing the Law of Attraction Into your Life, Denise Coates The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment, Maria Nemeth Ph.D. Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy, Robert Allen Bartlett and Dennis William Hauck Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia, Revised and Expanded, Rob Brezsny The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever, Michael Neill Do You QuantumThink?: New Thinking That Will Rock Your World, Dianne Collins The Simple Abundance Companion: Following Your Authentic Path to Something More, Sarah Ban Breathnach Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation, Sanaya Roman The Map To Our Responsive Universe, Where Dreams Really Do Come True!, Boni Lonnsburry The Path to Wealth, May McCarthy The History of New Thought: From Mind Cure to Positive Thinking and Prosperity Gospel, John S. Haller, Jr. Beyond the Secret: The Truth Behind Today’s Pop Mysticisms, Robert Price The Key: Identity, Kenneth G. Mills Change Your Standpoint, Change Your World, Kenneth G. Mills Powerful Attitudes, Michael Murphy A New Philosophy of Life, J. Herman Randall Creating Your Reality, Steven Redhead The Science of Faith, Masaharu Taniguchi Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, Michael Beckwith Mind and Manifestation, Dr. Kenneth D Gordon Spiritual Healing: A Simple Guide for the Healing of Body, Mind, and Spirit, Stuart Grayson Joseph Perry Green Power of Will: A Practical Companion Book for the Unfoldment of the Powers of Mind, Frank Channing Haddock The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have, Mark Nepo New Thought: A 21st Century Awakening, Charles Brodie Patterson Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment and Abundance, Ernest D. Chu
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Well-Known Classics
New Thought Terms and Their Meanings, Ernest Holmes Philosophy of Jesus, Ernest Holmes Lessons in Spiritual Mind Healing, Ernest Holmes Ebell Lectures on Spiritual Science, Ernest Holmes Creative Mind, Ernest Holmes Creative Mind and Success, Ernest Holmes The Science of Mind: A Philosophy, A Faith, A Way of Life, Ernest Holmes and Jean Houston This Thing Called You, Ernest Holmes Living the Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes The Hidden Power of the Bible, Ernest Holmes 365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes, Ernest Holmes How to Change Your Life: An Inspirational, Life-Changing Classic from the Ernest Holmes Library, Ernest Holmes Prayer: How to Pray Effectively, Ernest Holmes Love and Law, Ernest Holmes
Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
The Heart of the New Thought, Ella Wheeler Wilcox An Ambitious Man, Ella Wheeler Wilcox New Thought Common Sense, Ella Wheeler Wilcox New Thought Pastels, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles The Science of Being Great, Wallace Wattles The Science of Being Well, Wallace Wattles Health through New Thought and Fasting, Wallace Wattles Jesus: The Man and His Work, Wallace Wattles How to Get What You Want, Wallace Wattles
Warren Felt Evans:
The Mental-Cure, Warren Felt Evans Illustrating the Influence of the Mind on the Body, Warren Felt Evans The Divine Law of Cure, Warren Felt Evans The Spiritual Writings of Warren Felt Evans, Warren Felt Evans Mental Medicine, Warren Felt Evans Soul and Body, Warren Felt Evans The Primitive Mind Cure, Warren Felt Evans Esoteric Christianity and Mental Therapeutics, Warren Felt Evans
Making of the Man Who Can/ How to Promote Yourself, Elizabeth Towne New Science of Living and Healing/ Health Through New Thought and Fasting, Elizabeth Towne Scientific Marriage, Elizabeth Towne What Is Truth?, Elizabeth Towne
Nona Lovell Brooks:
Divine Science and the Truth, Nona Lovell Brooks Short Lessons in Divine Science, Nona Lovell Brooks Mysteries, Nona Lovell Brooks The Prayer that Never Fails, Nona Lovell Brooks What is Real and What Illusion?, Nona Lovell Brooks The Training of Children: Based upon the Practical Principles of Life Studies of Health, Nona Lovell Brooks The Kingdom of Law, Nona Lovell Brooks
Florence Scovel Shinn:
The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn, Florence Scovel Shinn Your Word is Your Wand, Florence Scovel Shinn The Power of the Spoken Word, Florence Scovel Shinn The Secret Door to Success, Florence Scovel Shinn The Game of Life and How to Play It, Florence Scovel Shinn
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success, Napoleon Hill The Law of Success, Napoleon Hill The Magic Ladder To Success, Napoleon Hill The Master-Key to Riches, Napoleon Hill How to Raise Your Own Salary, Napoleon Hill Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind, Napoleon Hill
You Can Work Your Own Miracles, Napoleon Hill
Emma Curtis Hopkins:
High Mysticism: Studies in the Wisdom of the Sages of the Ages, Emma Curtis Hopkins A Golden Promise, Emma Curtis Hopkins According to Thy Faith, Emma Curtis Hopkins All is Divine Order, Emma Curtis Hopkins Awake Thou That Sleepest, Emma Curtis Hopkins Bible Instruction Series, Emma Curtis Hopkins Bible Interpretations, Emma Curtis Hopkins Bible Lessons, Emma Curtis Hopkins But One Substance, Emma Curtis Hopkins Christ at Samaria, Emma Curtis Hopkins Christian Mysticism and the Victorious Life: First Study, The Sacred Edict and Estoric Discipline, Emma Curtis Hopkins Class Lessons, Emma Curtis Hopkins Continue the Work, Emma Curtis Hopkins Drops of Gold, Emma Curtis Hopkins Emma Curtis Hopkins, Emma Curtis Hopkins Esoteric Philosophy Deeper Teachings in Spiritual Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins Esoteric Philosophy in Spiritual Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins Lessons in Christian Science Series, Emma Curtis Hopkins For Unto Us a Child Is Born, Emma Curtis Hopkins God and Man Are One, Emma Curtis Hopkins How to Attain Your Good, Emma Curtis Hopkins Jesus and Judas, Emma Curtis Hopkins Judgment Series in Spiritual Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins Justice of Jehovah, Emma Curtis Hopkins Magic of His Name, Emma Curtis Hopkins Résumé: Practice Book for the Twelve Chapters in High Mysticism, Emma Curtis Hopkins Self Treatment, Emma Curtis Hopkins Spiritual Law in the Natural World, Emma Curtis Hopkins Teachings of Emma Curtis Hopkins, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Bread of Life, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Chief Thought, Emma Curtis Hokins The Gospel Series in Spiritual Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Key to Power, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Ministry of the Holy Mother, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Radiant I Am, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Real Kingdom, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Resurrection of Christ, Emma Curtis Hopkins Two Great Lessons, Emma Curtis Hopkins Who Are Drunkards, Emma Curtis Hopkins Your Idea of God, Emma Curtis Hopkins
Above Life’s Turmoil, James Allen Byways to Blessedness, James Allen Poems of Peace, James Allen The Shining Gateway, James Allen Out From the Heart, James Allen From Poverty to Power, James Allen The Path to Prosperity, James Allen The Life Triumphant, James Allen Light on Life’s Difficulties, James Allen Man: King of Mind, Body and Circumstance, James Allen The Master of Destiny, James Allen Happiness and Success, James Allen Foundation Stones, James Allen From Passion to Peace, James Allen Eight Pillars of Prosperity, James Allen Entering the Kingdom, James Allen Christ and Conduct, James Allen Men and Systems, James Allen All These Things Added, James Allen The Way of Peace, James Allen Morning and Evening Thoughts, James Allen Meditations: A Year Book, James Allen The Divine Companion, James Allen
The Twelve Powers of Man, Charles Fillmore The Revealing Word, Charles Fillmore Prosperity, Charles Fillmore Talks on Truth, Charles Fillmore Atom-Smashing Power of Mind, Charles Fillmore
Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, Charles Fillmore Jesus Christ Heals, Charles Fillmore Dynamics for Living, Charles Fillmore Christian Healing, Charles Fillmore Mysteries of Genesis, Charles Fillmore Mysteries of John, Charles Fillmore Keep a True Lent, Charles Fillmore
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie’s Scrapbook: a Treasury of the Wisdom of the Ages, Dale Carnegie
Be Still, Emmet Fox The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life, Emmet Fox The Ten Commandments, Emmet Fox Power Through Constructive Thinking, Emmet Fox Around the Year with Emmet Fox: A Book of Daily Readings, Emmet Fox Alter Your Life, Emmet Fox Make Your Life Worthwhile, Emmet Fox Diagrams for Living: The Bible Unveiled, Emmet Fox The Seven Day Mental Diet: How to Change Your Life in a Week, Emmet Fox Find and Use Your Inner Power, Emmet Fox Stake Your Claim: Exploring the Gold Mine Within, Emmet Fox The Mental Equivalent: The Secret of Demonstration, Emmet Fox
Norman Vincent Peale:
The Positive Power of Jesus Christ, Norman Vincent Peale
Why Some Positive Thinkers Get Powerful Results, Norman Vincent Peale
Guide to Confident Living, Norman Vincent Peale
Six Attitudes for Winners, Norman Vincent Peale
Positive Thinking Every Day : An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year, Norman Vincent Peale
Positive Imaging, Norman Vincent Peale
You Can If You Think You Can, Norman Vincent Peale
Thought Conditioners, Norman Vincent Peale
In God We Trust, Norman Vincent Peale
Norman Vincent Peale’s Treasury of Courage and Confidence, Norman Vincent Peale
My Favorite Hymns and the Stories Behind Them, Norman Vincent Peale
The Power of Positive Thinking for Young People, Norman Vincent Peale
The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale
Stay Alive All Your Life, Norman Vincent Peale
You Can Have God’s Help with Daily Problems, Norman Vincent Peale
Faith Is the Answer: A Psychiatrist and a Pastor Discuss Your Problems, Smiley Blanton and Norman Vincent Peale
Power of the Plus Factor, Norman Vincent Peale
Feeling Is The Secret, Neville Goddard The Power of Awareness, Neville Goddard Your Faith is Your Fortune, Neville Goddard The Neville Reader, Neville Goddard The Law & the Promise, Neville Goddard At Your Command, Neville Goddard Prayer: The Art of Believing, Neville Goddard Resurrection, Neville Goddard Awakened Imagination/The Search, Neville Goddard Seedtime & Harvest, Neville Goddard Out of This World: Thinking Fourth-Dimensionally, Neville Goddard
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Obscure Classics
The Search for Hidden Sacred Knowledge, Dolores Cannon
The Convoluted Universe, Dolores Cannon
The Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth, Dolores Cannon Jesus and the Essenes, Dolores Cannon The Custodians: Beyond Abduction, Dolores Cannon Conversations With Nostradamus: His Prophecies Explained, Dolores Cannon Five Lives Remembered, Dolores Cannon Conversations with Nostradamus: His Prophecies Explained Series, Dolores Cannon A Soul Remembers Hiroshima, Dolores Cannon Between Death and Life, formerly, Conversations With a Spirit, Dolores Cannon They Walked with Jesus, Dolores Cannon Legacy From the Stars, Dolores Cannon Sri Sathya Sai Baba & the Golden Age: The Fourth Dimension That Will Change the World, Dolores Cannon Keepers of the Garden: An Extraterrestrial Document, Dolores Cannon
The Science of Faith, Fenwicke Holmes Ernest Holmes: His Life and Times, Fenwicke Holmes Faith That Heals, Fenwicke Holmes Healing at a Distance, Fenwicke Holmes and Ernest Holmes The Law of Mind in Action: Daily Lessons and Treatments in Mental and Spiritual Science, Fenwicke Holmes How to Develop Faith That Heals, Fenwicke Holmes The Unfailing Formula, Fenwicke Holmes Being and Becoming: A Book of Lessons in the Science of Mind Showing How to Find the Personal Spirit, Fenwicke Holmes Practical Healing, Fenwicke Holmes Text Book in the Science of Mind: Psychology and Metaphysics Applied to Everyday Living, Fenwicke Holmes Religion and Mental Science: Lyrics of Life and Love, Fenwicke Holmes Joan’s Voices, Fenwicke Holmes How to Solve Your Personal Problem: The God-law and the Key to Power, Fenwicke Holmes Text Book of Practical Healing, Fenwicke Holmes The “Just How Course” In Healing the Mental Science Way, Fenwicke Holmes Healing Treatments in Verse, Fenwicke Holmes Tiny Textbook of Meditation and the Lord’s Prayer, Fenwicke Holmes Calm Yourself: A Key to Serenity, Fenwicke Holmes Tiny Textbook of Mental Healing, Fenwicke Holmes The Science of Faith: How to Make Yourself Believe, Fenwicke Holmes Psycho-Dietetics: How to Eat, Drink, and Think for Health, Including the Holmes Food Chemistry and Vitamins Chart, Fenwicke Holmes
The Life Magnet, Robert Collier The God in You, Robert Collier The Magic Word, Robert Collier The Secret Power, Robert Collier Riches Within Your Reach: The Law of the Higher Potential, Robert Collier Be Rich! The Science of Getting What You Want, Robert Collier The Book of Life (Volumes 1-7), Robert Collier
Kate Atkinson Boehme:
The Attainment of Happiness, Kate Atkinson Boehme The Radiant Path to Achievement, Kate Atkinson Boehme Mental Healing Made Plain, Kate Atkinson Boehme New Thought Healing Made Plain, Kate Boehme
Annie Rix Militz:
Atonement Understood, Annie Rix Militz Both Riches and Honor/Prosperity, Annie Rix Militz Concentration, Annie Rix Militz Sermon on the Mount, Annie Rix Militz Primary Lessons in Christian Living and Healing, Annie Rix Militz
Elizabeth Clare Prophet:
Violet Flame To Heal Body, Mind And Soul, Elizabeth Clare Prophet In My Own Words, Elizabeth Clare Prophet Climb the Highest Mountain: The Everlasting Gospel, Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Mark Prophet The Science of the Spoken Word, Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Mark Prophet
Catherine Ponder Prosperity Secrets of the Ages, Catherine Ponder The Dynamic Laws of Healing, Catherine Ponder The Healing Secrets of the Ages, Catherine Ponder Pray and Grow Rich, Catherine Ponder Open Your Mind To Prosperity, Catherine Ponder The Millionaires of Genesis, Catherine Ponder The Millionaire Moses, Catherine Ponder The Millionaire Joshua, Catherine Ponder The Millionaire from Nazareth, Catherine Ponder Open Your Mind To Receive, Catherine Ponder Secret of Unlimited Prosperity, Catherine Ponder The Prospering Power of Prayer, Catherine Ponder Dare to Prosper!, Catherine Ponder The Dynamic Laws of Prayer, Catherine Ponder A Prosperity Love Story: Rags to Enrichment, Catherine Ponder Giving Thanks: The Art of Tithing, Catherine Ponder The Prospering Power of Love, Catherine Ponder
Thoughts Are Things, Prentice Mulford Your Forces and How to Use Them, Prentice Mulford The Gift of Understanding, Prentice Mulford
Thought Forces, Prentice Mulford
Prentice Mulford’s Story: Life By Land and Sea, Prentice Mulford Gift of the Spirit, Prentice Mulford
Henry Thomas Hamblin:
The Power of Thought, Henry Thomas Hamblin Dynamic Thought: Harmony, Health, Success, Achievement, Henry Thomas Hamblin Within You is the Power, Henry Thomas Hamblin Science of Thought, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Message of a Flower, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Open Door, Henry Thomas Hamblin Divine Adjustment, Henry Thomas Hamblin My Search For Truth, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Way of the Practical Mystic, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Story of my Life, Henry Thomas Hamblin My Search for Truth, Henry Thomas Hamblin Life Without Strain, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Life of the Spirit, Henry Thomas Hamblin
H. Emilie Cady:
Lessons in Truth, H. Emilie Cady The Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, H. Emilie Cady Finding The Christ in Ourselves, H. Emilie Cady
How I Used the Truth, H. Emilie Cady
God: A Present Help, H. Emilie Cady
Education and the Philosophical Ideal, Horatio Dresser Manuscripts, Horatio Dresser The Power of Silence, Horatio Dresser Spiritual Health and Healing, Horatio Dresser The Greatest Truth, Horatio Dresser Human Efficiency, Horatio Willis Dresser A History of the New Thought Movement, Horatio Dresser
Joy Philosophy, Elizabeth Towne Experiences in Self-Healing, Elizabeth Towne Just How to Wake the Solar Plexus, Elizabeth Towne
Dawning Truth, Fannie James Divine Science, Fannie James Truth and Health, Fannie James
Ralph Waldo Trine:
What All the World’s A-Seeking, Ralph Waldo Trine In Tune With the Infinite: Fullness of Peace, Power and Plenty, Ralph Waldo Trine Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit, Ralph Waldo Trine The Greatest Thing Ever Known, Ralph Waldo Trine Character-Building Thought Power, Ralph Waldo Trine This Mystical Life of Ours, Ralph Waldo Trine Thoughts I Met on the Highway, Ralph Waldo Trine
Pax Vobiscum, Henry Drummond Programme of Christianity, Henry Drummond Stones Rolled Away, Henry Drummond Life For All, Henry Drummond The Greatest Thing Ever Known, Henry Drummond The Greatest Thing in the World, Henry Drummond Eternal Life, Henry Drummond City Without a Church, Henry Drummond Changed Life, Henry Drummond A Life for a Life, Henry Drummond
William Walker Atkinson:
Thought Force in Business and Everyday Life: Succeed Through the Power of Thought, William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration, or The Law of Attraction in the Thought World, William Walker Atkinson The Mastery of Being, William Walker Atkinson Your Mind and How to Use It, William Walker Atkinson The 12-Volume Personal Power Series, William Walker Atkinson Practical Mental Influence, William Walker Atkinson Nuggets of New Thought, William Walker Atkinson New Thought Bhagavad Gita, William Walker Atkinson
The Creative Process in the Individual, Thomas Troward The Edinburgh & Dore Lectures on Mental Science, Thomas Troward Three Initiates, Thomas Troward The Kybalion, Thomas Troward The Law and the Word, Thomas Troward The Hidden Power, Thomas Troward Comments on the Psalms, Thomas Troward
Christian D. Larson:
Your Forces and How to Use Them, Christian Larson What is Truth?, Christian Larson Concentration, Christian Larson The Ideal Made Real/Metaphysics for Beginners, Christian Larson The Mind Cure, Christian Larson
The New Psycho-Cybernetics: A Mind Technology for Living Your Life Without Limits, Maxwell Maltz Be!, James Dillet Freeman The Story of Unity, James Dillet Freeman Conquest of Fear, Morris Lichtenstein Conquest of Poverty, Morris Lichtenstein Jewish Science and Health, Morris Lichtenstein The Call of the Century, Henry Brown Dollars Want Me!, Henry Brown Concentration: The Road to Success, Henry Brown New Thought Simplified, Henry Wood Ideal Suggestion Through Mental Photography, Henry Wood How to Control Fate, Henry Brown Divine Science Principles & Practice, Malinda Cramer Harmony, Malinda Cramer Lessons in the Science of Infinite Spirit, Malinda Cramer Happiness is the Secret of Secrets, U.S. Andersen Three Magic Words, U.S. Andersen Coming into Freedom: Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth for the 21st Century, Ruth L. Miller Take the Leap, Frederick Bailes Hidden Power for Human Problems, Frederick Bailes Your Mind Can Heal You, Frederick Bailes The Angels Within Us, John Randolph Price The Abundance Book, John Randolph Price The Way to Perfect Healing, William Towne Stepping Stones to Peace, Jane Grey Syme Studies In Divine Science, C. L. “Daisy” Baum The Creative Visualization Workbook, Shakti Gawain
Mental Chemistry, Charles Haannel
The Master Key System, Charles Haanel
The Quimby Manuscripts, Phineas Quimby
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Joseph Murphy Attaining Your Desires, Genevieve Behrend
How to Live Life and Love it!, Genevieve Behrend Attaining Your Heart’s Desire, Genevieve Behrend
Your Invisible Power, Genevieve Behrend
Working With God, Gardner Hunting
Practical Healing for Mind & Body, Jane Yarnall
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7, Mildred Mann Become What You Believe, Mildred Mann
Teach Us To Pray, Cora Fillmore
How to Let God Help You, Myrtle Fillmore
Myrtle Fillmore’s Healing Letters, Myrtle Fillmore
Privilege of Choice, Norma Sackheim
Prosperity Through Thought Force, Bruce Maclelland Into The Light, Bruce Maclelland
The Unknown Stranger, Maurice Maeterlinck
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, William James
Acres of Diamonds, Russell Conwell
The Art of Money Getting/Golden Rules for Making Money, P.T. Barnum
Common Sense and How to Exercise It, Yoritomo-Tashi
Cosmic Consciousness, Richard Maurice Buck
The Divine Art of Living, Kathleen Besly
Divine Science Bible Text Book, A.B. Faye
Esoteric Osteopathy, Herbert Hoffman The Evolution of Psychic Healing, Harmon McQuilkin
First Lessons in New Thought, J.W. Winkley
God Never Fails, Mary Kupferle
Good Cheer, Lillian de Waters
The Gospel of Emerson, Newton Dillaway
Gospel of Ramakrishna
The Heart of Being or Truth and Destiny, Uriel Buchana
Home Study Course in Mental Science, Helen Wilman
How I Eliminated Fear, George Wharton James
How To Make Money, B.F. Austin
The Impersonal Life, Joseph Benner
Natural Theology, John Bascom
Self-Suggestion and the New Huna Theory of Mesmerism and Hypnosis, Max Freedom Long
Moving Through Parallel Worlds to Achieve Your Dreams, Kevin L. Michel
Your Soul’s Plan, Robert Schwartz Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, T. Harv Eker
Choosing Your Destiny, Alexzandra de la Iglesia
The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment, Thaddeus Golas
Message of New Thought, Abel Allen
The Law of Psychic Phenomena, Thomson Hudson The Metaphysics of Balzac, Ursula Gestefld The Breath of Life: A Series of Self-Treatments, Ursula Gestefld Another View of Metaphysical Healing, Ursula Gestefld Pentateuch, Ursula Gestefld Treat Yourself to Life, Raymond Charles Barker Money is God in Action, Raymond Charles Barker The Power of Decision: A Step-By-Step Program to Overcome Indecision and Live Without Failure Forever, Raymond Charles Barker Peace Begins At Home, Clara Beranger Wake Up and Live, Dorothea Brande The Answer is Simple, Sonia Choquette Divine Science & Healing, Malinda Cramer The Thought Exchange, David Friedman It Is Wonderful, Walter C. Lanyon Ask, Walter C. Lanyon Peace, Power, and Plenty, Orison Swett Marden Every Man A King, or, Might in Mind-Mastery, Orison Swett Marden Love Your Neighbor, Art Maxin The Infinite Way, Joel S. Goldsmith God: The Substance of All Form, Joel Goldsmith
As a mother of young sons, I was seeking balance in my life. I wanted it to be on my terms and not dictated by when I could get out of the house, the schedule of the day spa and/or my husband’s availability to take over childcare while I was away “doing something just for me.” Meditation was a thing I had heard a lot about and I wanted to go there, explore that and make that the focus of my “me” time.
Meditation is something I can do anytime, anywhere. It requires no special equipment. It’s simply me and my body and my mind. Simple does not necessarily mean easy. We have minds busy with chatter. We can and do often become swept away with the parade of thoughts that disrupt us – an inner sense of peace is swallowed up by all those thoughts we think.
Reading up on meditation, I knew it was a way for me to master my thoughts, use my mind as a servant instead of making it my master and create the inner space to allow that peace in. Kids are a source of chaos both internally and externally. We berate ourselves with all the comparisons between ourselves and other parents and our kids and other kids. We also look around to our environments and see things out of place. Toys needing to be picked up, kids wanting to play with objects that are not intended for small hands and a gazillion other ways our external landscapes are thrown into chaos with tiny ones in our lives.
None of this is wrong. Kids will be kids! They need outlets of play for their personal development and I for one did not want to stifle their budding personhoods through my own insecurities and inability to deal with them. After recognizing the benefits of meditation, I set in place the intention to make it a part of my life. I did not know how I would do it, when or where it would happen. I made the declaration of wanting meditation to be a part of my existence and let God do the rest.
Soon enough, I noticed how Oliver would fall asleep in the buggy on our way home from dropping William off at preschool. I took that opportunity to sit in the garden of a park near my home and simply practice breathing. If the weather was too cold or rainy for that, I would roll Oliver into the house still in his buggy and just sit while he slept.
If I was in the car while children were sleeping, I would stay there in the driveway after we arrived home and do nothing other than close my eyes and breathe. I would practice meditation for durations of 2 minutes through to an hour or more.
It was a miraculous “noticing” of space in my life. Whenever I could meditate, I suddenly had the inspiration to do so. It was marvelous how these moments came with precision and regularity. It did not have to be at the same time every day or for the same amount of time. What had shifted in me was the awareness of those moments existing: moments when it was possible, doable, to meditate.
Meditation for me has expanded into a lifelong habit. I meditate now as a way of being. I take time every day to sit quietly and watch my breath internally. I also use meditation as a form of presence. When I am with someone – that is a meditation! It is a meditation of presence, of BE-ing with that person, listening to them and responding from a place of spontaneity. I no longer think what to say ahead of time. I sit with a person in a state of presence-meditation.
When I do the dishes, it is my “dishes meditation” time. I do the dishes with presence. I wash them as if this were the greatest meditation ever. I love the dishes as I clean them. I am with them as a lover. It’s the same with the laundry. I just do the laundry like I would if I were sitting cross-legged in a room of meditation students. Wherever I go, whatever I am doing, I practice it as a meditation. Life is a meditation to me now. It is no longer separate activity from the rest of my life. All of life is calm and meditation.
Of course, there is still noise in my life. With 4 young boys how could there not be? However, my intention of creating life as the meditation makes it easy for the calm to stay inside. I still go off and sit by myself from time to time to regroup and restore an inner sense of balance. I have a chair that is specifically placed in my bedroom for my quiet meditation times. I sit on the floor and focus on beautiful objects that are pleasing to me. I stay in the car when I am able and breath while the baby continues to sleep.
All of these things I do as a habit because meditation is important to me. It’s one of the greatest, if not the greatest, priority of my life. Above caring for my kids, being there for my husband or taking care of personal hygiene I intend the peace meditation brings me. When peace is taken care of, all those other things fall into place so easily and effortlessly. I have noticed how easy my life is and with what grace I am gifted every day. I have peace as a core value. I arrive there through vigilant adherence to the intention that meditation is in my life every day. Then I wait for the opportunities to “pop up” and I take them, I act on them, I do as I am guided and I notice how often it is there is that space for what I desire.
You too can make something a part of your life that you desire. Whether it is more time for meditation or something else, there is something powerful in the intention. Then, it is up to you to notice and act on what is opening up in front of you. Be very open. You will be surprised at how many ways The Universe brings you what you desire.
When I told the Universe I wanted more peace, depth within my being and a closeness to God that was manifest in my daily existence, I had no idea how that would play out in experience. I had a very intimate hour with my Self in meditation where I asked from the depths of my being for expansion. It was a conversation that was completely with myself and spoken out loud. I sat for an hour and talked to myself about my desires, my intentions for peace and closeness with God. I gave my heart and soul to the All-ness of All That Is in that moment.
When I found out some months later that I was pregnant, though my husband had a vasectomy some 2-plus years earlier, I was angry, confused and suffering from a bad case of the “Why me?” syndrome. I had a burgeoning career as a writer and speaker, a radio show I loved and not enough time as it was to split between my career/non-mothering goals and my role as parent. It wasn’t meant to be, supposed to be or in any way fair!
Still, here I was with a baby inside of me and halfway through my second trimester. I was over four months along before I finally realized what was going on with my body. With a breastfeeding child already and a busy schedule with three other young ones, I was not paying a lot of attention to my monthly menstrual cycle. I just figured my lack of period was a result of the breastfeeding and moved through each day like “a chicken with its head cut off.”
My epiphany came when I realized that what I had in this pregnancy and this baby was exactly what I had put out there into the universe as an intention. It was the energy of what I desired most: a pathway to peace, greater discoveries of inner depth and perfect beyond perfect for becoming closer to God. Not only is a baby a way for all of us to connect to our God-self, but also the journey of getting to a peaceful state over this very shocking news was the perfect situation from which to explore my relationship with my God-self and become even closer to the All of All That Is.
I am here to say that intentions become reality when they are spoken from a place of authenticity that transcends beliefs, concepts and subliminal programming that may be creating a barrier between our spoken desires and our inner “ideas” about what is possible. As we move through the many-layered playground of mind, we see that we are a collection of beliefs and concepts that are often philosophically opposed. We can desire money and believe that it is the root of all evil. Figuring out our facets as a human is wonderfully fun if we allow it to be. It also allows us to examine our inner beliefs and concepts, discovering incongruities and adherence to the collective consciousness.
We can also examine how societal/cultural norms are at play in our energy and determine where they are serving our expansion as humans and where they are not. All of this inner work allows us to know ourselves, make choices from a place of clarity and authenticity, and freely claim our right to be on this planet. We can love ourselves with abandon when we have explored the inner landscape, loving and embracing what we find there—for it is all blissful discovering!
Becoming pregnant with my fourth child, another son, was everything I had asked for and more. The moment I realized he truly was an answer to prayer, I burst out in laughter. How brilliantly the Universe had delivered to me everything I desired! I am four years into his existence now. My life has changed significantly. On the outside, it may appear that I have given up many of my dreams. I no longer have the radio show. I do not speak to groups as often as I used to. My books don’t sell well and I have the job as Mom more than anything else at the moment. Yet, none of that matters. I am more happy and satisfied than I have ever been. I have the life that I need energetically to create all the wonderful experiences for me to cultivate peace in my heart, figure out my infinite depth and become closer and closer to God in every breath.
I—simply stated—love my life. What more could I ask for? Energetically, I am full, full, full! The law of attraction means for me constantly going within and finding the energy of that which I desire. The thing is a representation of the energy. I skip the middle man of the thing and go straight for the energy. I talk to the universe energetically. I connect to the energy of that which I desire and go into my life now to find where that energy already exists. In that, I find the ways I can be grateful right now. The energy of that which I desire is already evident in my day-to-day existence. Connecting to that evidence through meditation opens up my heart to appreciation that has no words.
Timothy is our answer to prayer! I think how lucky we are to have him. What I see in his eyes, his very presence, is my capacity to attract exactly what I want—in a most unexpected and brilliant way. Gratitude is simply inadequate to express my blessings.
Contributor: Angelo Limon of angelolimon.com. From the author: “I started my blog to prove to you that it doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from or what you did in the past. The only thing that matters is who you want to become and where you want to go.”
Hi, I’m Angelo Limon. I’m a reader, writer and blogger. I remember when I was in high school, I hated to read, write and didn’t even know what blogging was–that was back in 2006! After high school I went to study Chemical Engineering in The Netherlands. Can you imagine a young man, 18 years old, flying to The Netherlands from Aruba, who has no father figure or siblings, only a caring mother who did her best to raise her son?
Once I arrived in The Netherlands, I was like a little man in a big and fast-paced world. At home I could drive myself or got a lift; now I had to take trains, bus and metro’s everywhere. I was used to having dinner made for me; now I had to go to the supermarket myself, cook my own meals and pay my own rent. I went from being taken care of to looking after myself, with no one to tell me anything!
While living my new life I was exposed to things I never experienced before, most of which could derail anybody from their goals in life, like smoking weed and cigarettes, drinking alcohol, going to house parties, experiencing peer pressure, skipping class and other things I’m not proud of. I met new people who weren’t good for me, but I still found myself hanging around them. Did you ever felt like something wasn’t good for you, but still did it? That was me!
I was led many times down the wrong path, but fortunately I had a some will power to make the right choices most of the time. I should have gone to prison a few times for some of the things I did, but I never got caught! I did come in contact with the law a few times–after a night of heavy partying and drinking, walking back home peeing outdoors is a no-no in The Netherlands, but when you got to go, you got to go right?
All jokes aside, in my last year of school I took a little break before completing my last internship. Here is where I started to think deeply about my future and what I wanted to do with my life after I graduated. I knew I didn’t want to just keep studying or working forever and paying bills till retirement!
I went back to Aruba for the summer, but this vacation was different, because I knew something was going to happen to me that would change my course of life. So said, so done: I found a book on a night table at my in-laws: Joseph Murphy’s The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind.
This book got me started with personal development. Then, when I came back to The Netherlands I bought Napoleon Hill’s Think & Grow Rich as well.
Today I can truly say my life has changed for the better, because these books informed me that I had the power to change my life.
The secret, as I see it, is this: you become what you think about most of the time!
I found out that everything starts with my thoughts–they control my feelings and actions. My thoughts and actions in the past had me in the current situation I was in, so if I wanted to change my current results, I had to change the way I think–that simple!
Today I am proud to have my bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and a loving loving wife and daughter who I care about so much.
I know how it feels to have no money left during or at the end of the month: it sucks! Feeling lost, confused and scared about the future was something normal for me. I can look back at the past and learn from my mistakes–and look forward and believe in myself to build a better and brighter future for myself and my family!
Last week I carried out an experiment. Every day while commuting by metro to work, I self-tuned myself by saying repeatedly: “Today I am going to have a great day. I have enough time for all my tasks. Work comes and goes. The day is calm and smooth.”
Each day of that week went indeed calm and smooth, and I had time to accomplish all my tasks without any rush or stress.
Then, on another day I did not repeat that positive confirmation. And the day turned out to be hectic, stressful and energy-consuming.
Does this mean positive affirmations are crucial for a balanced and harmonious life?
I don’t think so.
Or, to be more precise, I believe they are just one of the factors that influence our lives and adjust the flow of our days. Besides, positive thinking and positive attitude are different things.
Yet perhaps positive affirmations are not fruitless either. At least two useful things that I took for myself are:
They calm down your mind (eliminating “inner talk”);
They assist with focus and concentration.
I still believe that action is the most important ingredient of the recipe–the fifth element, if you wish. The so-called “law of attraction” that has been advertised throughout the world is bollocks if not accompanied with action. However, using positive affirmations is not entirely wrong either.
But let me repeat myself–only if backed up with acting, making and doing.
For most of the past few years, my relationship with my father wasn’t great. I was only talking to him about once a month and seeing him just on birthdays and holidays. I felt he was selfish and I didn’t call him very often. I felt like I needed an hour on the phone with him before I could get a word in.
But I did want to improve things with him. “How can I get closer to my dad?” I kept asking myself. I didn’t want to regret not doing so one day.
Then I read a book that changed everything. It is called The Power of Intention and it’s by Dr. Wayne Dyer. After reading it, I knew what I had to do: I had to get rid of the old beliefs I had towards my father and just look for the good in him.
So, that is exactly what I did. I started thinking about his good qualities and putting his limitations right out of my mind.
One night, I decided to visit my father, and before going I asked to be guided by the spirit rather than my ego while with him. I prayed that I would come from a place of love and not let anything my father did or said that night bother me.
Well, guess what: I saw a different man that night. He wanted to know everything that was going on with me for the last few months. We talked for hours, and at the end, I didn’t want to leave. We had a wonderful conversation and it opened great doors for our relationship.
Since then, my relationship with my father has improved greatly, but not only that; my father’s life has improved, too! After that night he went on to follow through with some of the goals and dreams that he had put away over twenty years ago when my mom died. He became more open-minded. He took the same spirituality-related course I took and identified the things about him that weren’t working, then started changing them. He has accomplished so much since that night that I saw him in a new light.
An African king had a close friend who had the habit of remarking, ‘This is good’ about every occurrence in life, no matter what it was. One day, the king and his friend were out hunting. The king’s friend loaded a gun and handed it to the king. But, alas, he loaded it wrong. And when the king fired it, his thumb was blown off.
“This is good!” exclaimed his friend.
The horrified and bleeding king was furious. “How can you say this is good? This is obviously horrible!” he shouted.
The king put his friend in jail.
About a year later, the king went hunting by himself. Cannibals captured him and took him to their village. They tied his hands, stacked some wood, set up a stake, and bound him to it. As they started to set fire to the wood, they noticed that the king was missing a thumb. Being superstitious, they never ate anyone who was less than whole. They untied the king and sent him on his way.
Full of remorse, the king rushed to the prison to release his friend.
“No! This is good!” responded his delighted friend.
“Oh, how could that be good, my friend? I did a terrible thing to you.”
“It is good,” said his friend, “because if I hadn’t been in jail I would have been hunting with you and they would have eaten me!”
In January of 1991, my life was going downhill fast. I’d just been arrested for felony grand theft after a few prior arrests for misdemeanors. I got expelled from college because I ditched most of my classes. I played video games for up to 18 hours at a time. I’d fallen into a pattern of self-destructive, out-of-control behavior.
I didn’t know how at the time, but I decided I had to make some serious changes. I really didn’t want to spend my adult years wearing orange pajamas.
I began listening to personal development audio programs, and I liked the positive messages they shared. Sometimes I listened to them for two to three hours per day. This had a major effect on my attitude, thoughts, and beliefs. I gradually began setting goals, working on my self-discipline, and overcoming bad habits.
Soon I started over at a new college. Thanks to all this positive conditioning, I was able to take triple the normal course load, and I graduated in only three semesters with a double major in computer science and mathematics. At graduation I was presented with special award given to the top computer science student. I was amazed at the powerful transformation I went through as a result of exposing myself to daily inspiration.
After college I started a computer games business and ran it for ten years. For the first five years, it was a real struggle. I sank into debt and went bankrupt. But I didn’t give up because I understood the value of persistence. I kept going and eventually turned the business around. For the next five years, it did very well. Our games won several awards, and we had a write-up and photo published in the New York Times.
As I began to appreciate the amazing payoffs from investing in personal growth, I devoured many more books in the field and eventually read more than 1,000 of them. I listened to audio programs and went to seminars to keep learning and growing. Soon I was formulating my own insights to build upon this knowledge–and to connect the dots between what I’d learned from others and what I’d experienced for myself.
I felt a strong desire to “pay it forward,” so in 1999 I started writing articles to share what I learned with others.
I know that personal transformation is possible because I’ve lived it. By making a serious commitment to personal growth, I went from sitting in a jail cell facing felony charges to becoming a globally recognized author, speaker, and personal growth expert. This did not happen overnight. It took 15-20 years to reach this point. But what if I hadn’t made this commitment? I might have eventually received a much less pleasant 15-20 year sentence.
My life purpose is: to care deeply, connect playfully, love intensely, and share generously; to joyfully explore, learn, grow, and prosper; and to creatively, brilliantly, and honorably serve the highest good of all.
As a young child my mother told me that God is always watching. At four or five I went searching everywhere for that God until one day I became aware that I was not alone. I felt the presence within me. At a young age I developed a friendship with God. Later in life I made a prayerfully guided decision during my divorce. Years later that divinely guided decision led me into a living hell. My two young sons moved two hours away with their father. “How does my life look like this?” I wondered. After going through every emotion you can imagine, wanting to die rather than face the next ten years of pain, I came to accept my life and I made the commitment to live happy.
I trained my brain to think happy and became grateful for the divine strength from within that carried me through each day. I learned to play games with my mind to keep it focused on something positive. As I look back I see just how I was divinely guided to the positive side of pain. Pain is a catalyst and is a sign we need to change. Today I am grateful for those years because my sons and I are closer because of our separation. We made every minute together count, and we still do.
To be happy, no matter what, requires taking responsibility and acceptance. The decision to be happy is what creates the experience of being happy and your happiness depends on you.
Contributor: Jack Canfield, www.jackcanfield.com. As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence ofinspirational anthologies as a genre–and then watched it growinto a billion-dollar market. Here, Mr. Canfield shares a true law of attraction success story about the transforming power of one’s beliefs.
One of the best examples I know of the power of belief is an Australian named Cliff Young. Here is his story.
Cliff Young was a farmer who loved what he did; however, somewhere in the back of his mind he’d always wanted to run in a long distance race–an extreme race like a 5 ½-day 500-600 kilometer one. So, one day when he was in his 60s, he finally decided to enter and to fulfill his dream.
On the day of the race, Cliff prepared by dressing as he usually did in overalls, a T-shirt and construction boots–not even running shoes–with a baseball cap and sunglasses, while everyone around him was wearing Nike, Reebok and Asics running gear.
When he showed up and the others saw what he planned to wear, they said, “Are you serious?” They asked him if he’d ever run a long distance race before. To this, he said “no.” Then they asked if he’d run a short race like a half marathon before. To this, he also said “no,” and responded the same to a question regarding a 10k. So then they asked him what made him think he could run this race.
To this, he said, “I am a farmer. I chase my sheep around all day. I don’t have a tractor, so when I hear the sheep I gather them with my dog. Sometimes, if a storm’s coming in, we may be out running around for two or three days without sleep, so I think I can do this.”
At first, the race organizers didn’t want to let him enter. Finally, though, they acquiesced.
When everyone took off they were running fast, but Cliff ran rather slowly, doing what’s now called the ‘Cliff Young Shuffle’. He didn’t know that you were supposed to run for 16 hours and sleep for 8, then repeat that process to the end, and when everyone else went to sleep he was so far behind them that no one was awake to tell him to go to bed. Then, when they got up they were gone before he got there.
This went on for three and a half days, but on the fourth day while everyone was sleeping, Cliff ran by them again, still with no one telling him to go to sleep. The end of the story is that he ran non-stop for five and a half days and broke the old record by twelve hours.
What does this tell us? To me, this says that what you believe affects everything that you do. The other runners believed that they had to sleep every night, but Cliff didn’t have that belief. Therefore, he just continued on and ended up ahead of them all.
Contributor: Mandy, a professional dancer and dance, yoga and pilates instructor. Read her blog at www.breathingheart.com.
For over two decades, dance has been my passion. It began when I was seven years old when my mother signed me up for ballet lessons. She hoped that I could use up my extra energy learning how to move more elegantly, rather than using it to jump noisily around the house. (I was a little girl who could not sit still for over ten minutes!)
During that very first class, I fell in love with dance. I grew up in a family that didn’t talk very much about feelings, and dance gave me permission to feel and “speak” honestly and freely. My voice was heard through movement.
When I was in the fifth grade, my mother unexpectedly developed cancer and died shortly after the diagnosis. It was an emotional upheaval for me and my family. Later on in life, I didn’t realize that ever since that happened I had been suppressing my grief, anger and fear. Every time I felt bad, I just kept my thoughts and feelings quietly to myself. I was afraid to confront them; I was afraid even to remember them. Later, this suppression became such a problem that I had a hard time verbalizing and communicating when I was angry or upset. My inability to express negative feelings even led to the end of my first romantic relationship.
After that first relationship broke up, I was in a “functional” depression for almost two years. However, this experience taught me tremendous lessons about letting go and how to use positive thinking to change my life. It was during that period that I realized that the loss and the sadness I felt affected the physical function of my heart and lungs–I was actually getting physically weaker each day. At one point, I started having difficulty breathing and got tired very easily. As a dancer, I lost focus, stamina and even had trouble memorizing the choreography.
I knew I could not let my despair continue, so I became determined to get better and live my life again. During the process of healing, I read lots of spiritual books, did meditation, danced and journaled. It took me a while to see hope and happiness again, but eventually, these techniques worked, and now, I have my life back. I realize that nothing can hurt me, except ME. I refuse to be a victim of the past, and I choose to keep loving and to keep laughing no matter what life brings to me.
After realizing this, my life started to change. I started to attract more lovable, supportive and inspiring friends. When my mind feels good, my body feels good; I am just happy, healthy and free right here, right now. Most importantly, I know I am special whether I am on or off the stage.
My son, Cody, has Asperger’s syndrome. When he was eighteen months old he suffered a full regression, losing his ability to walk and talk. When he regained his speech, he had echolalia, which means that he would repeat word for word everything he had heard that day. When he is in a rage state, he still has a little echolalia and will mindlessly repeat the not-so-nice things that he’s heard from other children.
Last month, Cody was discharged from an eight-month stay in a residential care facility. When he came home, I decided that I would fill him full of positive messages and love. My theory was that if I filled his mind with an abundance of positive messages every day he would start yelling out positive things when he was in a rage state.
Well, I’m pleased to say that my plan is working! During one of Cody’s recent meltdowns, he yelled out “You are very kind,” and then told me I was a stupid ass and that he didn’t love me. For him, that’s progress!
If there is one thing most Asperger’s children have in common, it is the need to stick to a rigid schedule every day. I use this need to incorporate more positive messages into Cody’s day. Each morning we listen to Louise Hay’s Morning Meditation while eating breakfast. I sit at the table with a bin of markers and write out his daily schedule in a rainbow of colors. When I have finished writing his schedule, I add positive affirmations. I always include “I am safe,” and “All is well in my world,” but we also choose a Power Thought card from Louise Hay that is our affirmation for the day. I, too, have developed a routine for myself combining positive affirmations/meditations with binaural brain waves and reading positive life affirming books for an hour before Cody gets up.
I have found other unique ways to incorporate positive affirmations into Cody’s daily regimen. I created “relax time” for Cody which includes an hour of listening to Louise Hay affirmations or listening to music he loves. He usually will read books during this time or create amazing art pieces. He also listens to positive affirmations when he goes to bed that repeat throughout the night. Recently, after his relax time, Cody gave me a plastic bag with squares of paper in it. He had made his own affirmation cards!
Here’s a sample of what he wrote:
I love myself and others love me and I love others too
Rude comments aren’t very nice
People love other people
Have a good day
Golden Rules: Treat others the way you want to be treated
Have a great day
I love my life
If I be nice to others they’ll be nice to me
Life is great
Be sorry for your mistakes
Talk to your friends
I am in control of my life
It is clear that focusing on positive affirmations is having an impact on Cody’s thought processes … and they are having quite an impact on mine, too. I am calmer and more able to handle the stress of caring for Cody every day. Amazing things manifest in my life that I had not thought possible, such as a new equine therapy facility in our area that had an available spot for Cody. And my health is improving, too! The pain I used to feel from fibromyalgia and arthritis has significantly lessened and my blood pressure has returned to normal as well.
Though things are still not easy, I am able to handle the daily challenges better. Cody walks around saying things like “I approve of myself.” He even created his own daily affirmation: “I open my heart to love.” He begs to listen to Louise Hay affirmations even when it’s not “relax time” or bedtime.
So far, affirmations have made an undeniably positive difference in our lives.
I am a word person. I always have been, though for much of my life I relegated the power of words to my heart. I didn’t know that some words could affect my daily experience, too.
And then the idea of “intention” (and it’s sister concept, the “law of attraction”) exploded on the scene. The New Age movement meets quantum physics! So, along with everyone else, I watched “What the Bleep”, read Lynn Grabhorn’s “Excuse Me, You’re Life is Waiting,” and more–there is no shortage of material out there which says that we can create our own reality and attract into our lives the things we want by “setting our intention.”
I liked these ideas, despite the fact that much of what has been written is tinged with magical thinking and focused on achieving material abundance. Although I’m not bent on earning my first million, I am attracted to the concept that it might be up to me whether any given day is a good day or not. So, since then, I’ve tried several experiments with the idea of intention. One notable example ended up with me getting free meat at the grocery store–it was a fun experiment, but the free meat has not been a replicable outcome. What has and can be replicated, though, is the intention to manage my own choices such that a positive outcome is practically guaranteed.
I remember the first time I approached an annual event, one which I had dreaded every year, with this specific intention: “Today, I will be not be anxious. I will be calm and open to every person who approaches me. If there is a problem, we will resolve it with compassion and respect.” I wrote the intention down, and said it aloud. Each time throughout the day that I began to feel anxiety or my composure began to slip, I would remind myself of the day’s intention.
In the end, it was a great day.
This may be one of the reasons the Gospel of John is my favorite. It’s first sentence “In the beginning was the Word” is perhaps my favorite sentence of all time. It’s followed by: “The Word was with God and was God.” In other words, God’s intention created everything. How amazing and powerful is that? And the light created by that intent has not and cannot be overcome by darkness.
As with every change we try to make in life, practice is called for and perfection is a million miles away. But I have more successfully intentional days now than I did five years ago, or five months ago. And that has, indeed, changed my life forever.
Contributor: Hanna Goss of Goss Coaching. Hanna has a great blog about mental health and alternative spiritual practices at goss-coaching.com/blog.
In 2009, I really “got” the idea of acceptance and gratitude. Consciously, I let go of struggling against my life and focused on appreciating my home, my job, my relationships, my body, me—everything!
About two months later, I was sitting at home having dinner when my husband called from a conference. After a few minutes of catching up, he said, “Some people have asked me to apply for a job.”
It happened to be in another state in an area that we loved and had dreamed of retiring to “someday.” I encouraged him to throw his hat in the ring, if that was what he wanted.
He arrived back home on Tuesday and had his application in on Thursday. The following week he had a telephone interview that went so well they invited him up a few days later for an in-person interview. A few days after the interview, they offered him the job—with a significant raise.
That weekend we saw the community that would become our new home for the first time as we looked at houses with a realtor. By Sunday we had put in an offer, which was accepted as we raced back to get our home on the market. After spending a week prepping our home to get it ready for sale, I walked out the door on Saturday morning to fly to a conference in Los Angeles just as a couple was coming in for our first showing. By the time I landed in LA, we had a full-price offer in-hand—something everyone told us was impossible due to the economy.
Three weeks later, we closed on both houses, and moved to our new home—and my bosses agreed to let me take my job with me. Not only was I able to keep a job I loved, but I was able to fulfill a dream of working from home. Everything—absolutely everything—fell perfectly into place for this mind-boggling fast transition to happen—a transition that allowed our dreams to come true.