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I’ve always loved to read. Even as a little girl you would often find me with my nose in a book. Reading everything from Sweet Valley High to poetry to fact books to my Nan’s spiritual magazines. In one way or another, they each captured my imagination, stimulating my curiosity and thirst for new knowledge. As I have got older I found myself more attracted to, what I refer to as ‘books for the soul’. Initially, this interest stemmed from a desire to understand my psychic and healing abilities that little bit more, mixed with a desire to develop, grow and move from the darkness into the light. Here I share with you some of my favourite books for the soul. The books that have inspired me the most, filling me with new knowledge or called me back to them time and time again, each time offering me a new nugget of wisdom.


Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.”

The poem taken from the book was introduced to me by the other participants during my Angelic Reiki practitioner training, although I wasn’t aware that I had the book that it comes from on my bookshelf at home. This book taught me about the importance of forgiveness, whilst bringing to my awareness that choosing love over fear supports you in transcending the darkness and moving forward with more ease. It became one of those books that returned to again and again, especially when healing wounds from the past and cultivating self-love within myself.
Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell
As soon as I saw this book and heard a little of Rebecca’s story I knew that I had to have this book, immediately heading over to Amazon and pre-ordering it. When I read it I knew why I felt so drawn to this book because it was filled with those “aha” moments that give you the sense that Rebecca could actually be describing your own spiritual life experiences. Light is the New Black became a book that I would return to again and again, using it like an Oracle deck and opening it up at a ‘random’ page to receive perfectly timed guidance. For anyone who is taking their first steps on their spiritual path, this book will help you see that you are not alone and give you some lovely practices that you can add to your spiritual tool-kit.
The New Crystal Bible by Cassandra Eason
There are many crystals books out there but this book is one that I always go back to. Being one of the first crystal books that I owned this is the book that I credit with teaching me the basics about crystals and ideas for how to work with them. The book is packed with information about common and rarer crystals, including information about their corresponding chakras, emotional benefits and physical benefits. Having met Cassandra in person a few times I can honestly say that she is a very knowledgeable woman and this book is certainly a testament to that fact.
Angel Prayers: Harnessing the Help of Heaven to Create Miracles by Kyle Gray
I absolutely love Kyle Gray and just think that he is a genuine soul who is truly connected to the Angels. This book is lovely and introduced me to the concept of affirmative prayer, which literally changed the way in which I prayed and connected with the Angels. Within this book, there are prayers for every situation that we modern women (and men) go through in life. For a long time, it was a handy little reference book that I had on my phone and would turn to in those moments when I needed a little energetic and angelic support.
The Cosmic Ordering Service by Babel Mohr
I discovered this book in 2006 after my mum read an article about Noel Edmonds and how he used the process in this book to manifest big things in his life. Being naturally curious I wasted no time in putting the process into practice the week before my birthday party and manifesting some little treats for myself: New outfits, dates, free drinks and, further down the line, a dream job working as a buyer’s admin in the beauty dept at a well-known department store. You know all the important things in life when you are in your twenties. This book cemented my interest in manifesting, even if the girls I worked with laughed at me for believing “that shit” and led me on to delve deeper into energy, the Universe and law of attraction.
Chakra Clearing: Awakening Your Spiritual Power to Know and Heal by Doreen Virtue
I was introduced to this book by a girl I met on a psychic development and ghost hunting weekend. Through this book and the accompanying CD, I developed my awareness of the chakras, as well as my personal need to take the time to clear energy from my chakras in order to literally feel less stressed and off-balanced. If you are new to chakras or just a little curious this book, especially the CD, are a good starting point as Doreen explains everything in a simple, easy to understand way.
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
The first time I read this book it didn’t really resonate with me and I found that I just blindly read it, not really taking the time to practice each of the daily assignments. This was way back around 2013 and since then I have returned to the book, taking the time to do the challenges although I still haven’t got to the end of the 28-day journey that Rhonda takes us on. However, what it has done is remind me of the importance of making gratitude a part of my daily life and I can promise you that simply by doing this consistently I have seen some pretty radical shifts in perception, whilst manifesting things that had been on my wishlist for bloody ages.
You Can Heal Your Body by Louise Hay
As an energy practitioner and teacher, I totally believe that emotional challenges manifest in our body as illness, which is why I feel it’s important to forgive and take action to heal your mind. In this book, Louise has listed a wide range of ailments, suggested thought processes that have led to the ailment and affirmations. It is the one book that I will turn to whenever I have any kind of random illness or ailment. Although, it’s not a substitute for a medical opinion I did find that a lot of what she writes in the book really made sense and resonated with me.


Feel free to share your favourite books for the soul in the comments below.


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