This is my current list of my favorite books that I’ve read.
Waking from the Dream: A Wealth of Practical Information Relating to the Buddhist Path to Enlightenment by Detong ChoYin
Even though the author’s path to enlightenment was the Buddhist Path, this is NOT a religious book. The information contained within is generic, coming from an enlightened mind and the wisdom within will give each spiritual seeker that is open to receive a new level of understanding about themselves, reality and the world we live in, no matter at what step one is on in one’s awakening journey. It is simply the most concise information about enlightenment and getting out of the delusion of our own dreaming that I have ever come across, written with simple language and infallible logic. As I read this book, it is like receiving a transmission of wisdom and I feel lucky to have come across it. I was impressed with the author’s ability to discuss the key precepts of the Buddhist path which actually are precepts common to all major religions, such as do not kill, do not commit sexual misconduct, do not harm others, do not steal, do not lie, etc. She offers a profound understanding of why these *rules* are so important to abide by, beyond our physical world understanding of them. For example, she allows us to see how we are actually harming others by being in an ignorant state (turning around in our own dream), because we can only see the world in a self-centered way while in that state. This book is all about OPENING OUR EYES! The book has creative and descriptive stories of the topic being discussed, which drives home the point being made. It has much practical information such as reminders one can give oneself and ways to methodically query one’s reactions which if applied in daily life will help gain insight and wisdom for removing self-delusions and enlightening the self. Much of the practice is finding out about how things truly exist, or another way to say it is: what you are not.
Life Is Binary: The Choice to Live Love or Limitation by Vivbala: This is the most enlightening and insightful book I have read so far in my life. The author who wrote it said that his intention with the book was: “When I wanted to write this book, I wanted it to be fully positive and let it flow.” He has certainly succeeded with that intention, I could find no negativity and the truth is the purest I have seen. There is no dogma, no religious connection; it is pure plain and simple truth that should not offend any reader. Because he worked so closely with himself to be sure it was positive and flowing, indeed the words flow from the source and hit you in the heart, you can’t be resistant to this kind of truth! It just sinks in… The words flow from his source in a logical and well organized manner, expressing the most profound basic truths about life, awakening and healing. A excellent book and only $3 in kindle version (you can download free kindle reader for PC if you don’t have the reading device). So much clarity and insight about solving any problem as well explaining the self-realized state succinctly, the author learned it all from healing his panic attacks (anxiety), through observation. That is actually where my healing journey started too. If you check out the preview and read the chapter Flash Crash Awakening, you will get gist of the book and know if you want to read more or not….
The Little Book of Hercules by William Bodri, uses the Greek story of the Twelve Labors of Hercules, which outlines the progressive stages of spiritual development that spiritual practitioners in all spiritual traditions go through, this book presents full details on the step-by-step progression of the physical transformations that occur to practitioners. Whenever someone starts to consistently cultivate spiritual practice in a devoted way, there are physical changes that will occur to the human body. These physical transformations, called “gong-fu” in the eastern spiritual schools, are non-denominational signposts of spiritual progress. If you cultivate spiritual practice sufficiently then these phenomena will arise. If you don’t practice correctly, they simply won’t appear. Their appearance is a matter of proper devoted effort. These phenomena include such things as the awakening of kundalini (yang chi) within the body, the opening of the chakras and purification of the body’s energy channels, hormonal transformations, the calming of consciousness, the experience of refined mental states described as “emptiness,” and various other mental and physical phenomena.
The Way Back Home is the first book devoted exclusively to what Eckhart Tolle calls the “pain-body,” which consists of the energy of the emotions we have suppressed that remain in our personal energy field. It is our pain-body that keeps us in the pain of our ego and prevents us from being completely present. The Way Back Home presents the work of Bonnie Serratore, who was born with the ability to see emotional energy and therefore can actually see the pain-body. Ms. Serratore draws on her twenty-four years of experience as an emotional energy healer to provide a step-by-step description of how we physically can clear the energy of our past wounding in order to live freely and joyfully in the present.
Human beings are now evolving into a new species, popularized as the light body that starts to grow when our vibration is high enough to activate DNA that exists in our genes. The growing force increases the vibration of all objects over time. When the old body design no longer thrives in the increased vibratory field a species wide metamorphosis triggers. That is where we are today. In early 2006, Mary unexpectedly experienced a kundalini awakening after years of doing meditation. After this, she devoted three years full-time to the kundalini transformation and took daily notes. The core of Our Light Body is Mary’s journal for the first year of kundalini transformation with notes, poetry, insights, visions and dreams. The book has chapters with the author’s insights about the personality, the higher-self, steps of spiritual awakening, dark nights of the soul, DNA activation, kundalini, human metamorphosis and evolution.
More and more people are “waking up” spiritually. And for most of them, the question becomes: now what? “Information about life after awakening is usually not made public,” explains Adyashanti. “It’s most often shared only between teachers and their students.” The End of Your World is his response to a growing need for direction on the spiritual path. Consider the book you hold in your hands Adyashanti’s personal welcome to “a new world, a state of oneness.”
The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology. Author Dr. Bruce H. Lipton is a former medical school professor and research scientist. His experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, have examined in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.
The Little Book of Meditation: More and more people are feeling the pressures of life, being literally overwhelmed in today’s accelerating world of constant change. We are all being challenged with the need to relax and cultivate mental peace to counter the growing stresses within our own lives and what we see around us. How do we keep up our energy and stay mentally and physically balanced so that we can maintain our composure and prevent harm to ourselves? How can we return to a road of vibrant health, boundless energy, peace of mind and well-being? The answer is through meditation. The ancient practice of meditation teaches you how to calm your mind to ﬁnd an internal mental peace and tranquility despite all the stresses surrounding you. The benefits of learning how to meditate include the ability to enjoy a quiet empty mind, better health, more energy, and well-being. There are not just physical and mental benefits to meditation but profound spiritual benefits as well, which is why meditation has become a foundational practice within many spiritual traditions. Even so, few people know how to meditate correctly to reap all its possible benefits, and even fewer understand how it helps nurture spiritual growth and spiritual strength. In this small book you will learn everything you need to know, including answers to the most often asked questions, to be able to master four of the most common meditation practices found across the world.
Reiki: The True Story is a comprehensive investigation of Reiki as both a healing practice and a lifelong path of spiritual awakening. Author and Reiki expert Don Beckett weaves together a new story about Reiki’s origins and its founder’s true vision. The foundation of this book is the teachings of a group of Reiki founder Makao Usui’s original students, who held their master’s knowledge in secrecy for more than seventy years.After a general introduction to Reiki, Beckett presents a thorough history of the discipline (including the testimony of some of Usui’s students) as well as an in-depth manual for practice. The author rounds out his exploration with material from world renowned, contemporary Reiki Masters, Beckett’s own insights into the nature of Reiki energy, as well as information about the chakra system, yin and yang, and the Five Transformations. The book concludes with a chapter entitled “Beyond Reiki,” which bridges knowledge of Reiki with the lesser-known practice of Johrei. Thorough explanations coupled with cutting-edge discoveries about Reiki’s past make this a compelling volume for novice and experienced practitioners alike.
Coiled like a snake at the base of the spine, kundalini is the spiritual force that lies dormant in every human being. Once awakened, often through meditation and yoga practices, it rises up the spine and finds expression in the form of spiritual knowledge, mystical vision, psychic powers, and ultimately, enlightenment.
This is the classic first-person account of Gopi Krishna, an ordinary Indian householder who, at the age of thirty-four, after years of unsupervised meditation, suddenly experienced the awakening of kundalini during his morning practice. The story of this transformative experience, and the author’s struggle to find balance amid a variety of powerful physiological and psychic side effects, forms the core of the book.