These are top rated best-sellers in Personal Growth, Spiritual Awakening, and Positive Conscious Transformation.
I have read all 20 of them and refer to them time and again. So I have assembled these books into this ‘Positive Energy Bookstore’. I hope one or more of them will profoundly impact your journey as they have mine. ~ Rick H.
These first seven books will stoke the fire within your soul and expand your consciousness.
Do you have a dream, but feel it’s impossible? Do you feel like you missed out on your only big chance in life? Do you believe the odds are stacked against you? Read The Alchemist.
This is a book about transforming misfortune into fortune. It’s about never surrendering to ‘fate’, but creating your own destiny as told through the tale of a young man who loses everything, gains it all back tenfold, and marries the girl he thought he would never be allowed to love.
‘It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.’
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
The most profound wisdom is ancient wisdom. Author Don Miguel Ruiz reaches into the mist of time to bring us the sacred knowledge of the Toltec people for living a meaningful life in modern times.
Simplicity is freedom, and the Four Agreements are intended to unravel the needless complexity we tend to wrap ourselves in to find happiness that transcends self limiting beliefs, self-comparison, and the need to impress others.
‘The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for the same mistake.’
Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
Success is elusive to so many due to erroneous concepts about what success is. Our culture loves to propel this notion that success comes from grinding hard work, driving ambition, or rare talents possessed only by a select few.
Success is available to anyone who sets up the proper conditions within the mind and spirit. The only true success is loving life and living it as you wish. This short but eloquent book by Deepak Chopra explains how.
‘Success is the ability to fulfill your desires with effortless ease.’
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Written in 1923 by Lebanese-American artist Kahlil Gibran, this collection of essays has an extraordinary beauty you will never forget. Gibran was at one with Life and his words will bring you into a Universal sacred space.
These short but powerful essays shine a sustaining light on the monumental issues of life like Love, Death, and Friendship as well as bringing a renewed appreciation to the mundane areas of life like clothes, houses, and eating and drinking. ‘The Prophet’ is pure love and timeless.
‘Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.’
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
The work of Ralph Waldo Emerson is way more than just something you had to write a report about in American Lit. class. The father of transcendentalism is also the great-grandfather of the modern conscious transformation movement. It’s actually somewhat surprising he was able to get away with such advanced thinking in the mid 1800s.
If you really want to dive deep into the ‘conscious lifestyle’, Emerson’s essays are as good a place to start as any. Within you is all you will ever need. You are the Universe and it is You.
‘Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it – else it is none.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
You would think Dan has the world as his oyster: handsome, intelligent, athletic college student with a promising career ahead. So many young men would love to trade places with him. But these are external appearances and on the inside Dan is a hot mess.
Then a chance encounter with a youngish-older gentleman named Socrates changes everything. Dan befriends this mysterious character who takes him on a harrowing journey into his own soul to face his fears and to finally discover who he really is.
‘Your anger is proof of your stubborn illusions.’
Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Phaedrus, the narrator, takes you along on his ‘chataqua’, a journey of entertainment and enlightenment, which is also the journey of author Robert Pirsig and his son taking a cross country trip on a motorcycle.
As the motorcycle breaks down and requires frequent maintenance along the way, the ‘Zen’ aspect of the story comes into play: becoming one with the moment, pondering the intricacies of life, accepting what is without judgement, and finding inner peace within any situation.
‘The place to improve the world is in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.’
Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Three powerful books on transcending difficulties and creating a life of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment.
Do you dwell on past events or stress about the future? Don’t miss out on your point of power, the greatest gift you will ever have, this very moment, right now.
Author Eckhart Tolle relates how he was once near suicide but transcended this miserable state into one of everlasting inner peace, not through some complicated self help program, but simply through being. The paradox is, once you let go of what you think you want, the essence of your desire flows to you.
‘I have little use for the past and rarely think about it.’
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
Author Louise Hay has a powerful life story evolving from childhood neglect and abuse, to uplifting and empowering victims of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, to becoming the Queen Mother of the modern day conscious transformation movement.
With a lifetime of experience healing herself and helping others heal themselves emotionally, spiritually, and physically, in plain practical language, Louise Hay shows how you too can heal your life.
‘When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.’
Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life
Creative visualization is the art of creating a picture in your mind of how you would like certain events or efforts to turn out. Shakti Gawain offers a step by step guide on how you can do this.
This method taught by Gawain has gained followers around the world and has been applied successfully in diverse fields from business to sports to science. You too can use the power of your mind for perfect personal outcomes.
‘Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual sadness.’
Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Dr. Wayne Dyer is the world renowned psychologist turned best selling author of spiritual growth books. Here are two of my favorites:
The cynical world we live in tells you to not to believe it until you see it. Stick to this philosophy and you may not see the good things you desire.
Take a quantum leap with Dr. Dyer and start believing in your dreams. Make your life anything you wish it to be, set real goals and achieve them, choose a life of abundance, and spend every day doing the things you love to do.
‘To begin the awakening process, you must become very comfortable with the concept of paradox.’
Dr. Wayne Dyer, You’ll See It When You Believe It
Dr. Dyer delivers once again in this book of practical spirituality. To harness the power of Intention, one must first realize what it is: a benevolent, infinite energy field allowing the creation of all your desires once you align with it.
But rather than dwell only on the concept, Dr. Dyer provides real life examples and easy to follow steps for co-creating with the Universe and living the expansive abundant life you were born to live.
‘Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.’
Dr. Wayne Dyer, The Power of Intention
New Thought Classics
The New Thought movement was the precursor to the modern day New Age and Conscious Lifestyle movements. Here are three classics from that era that are just as powerful today:
This book of success principles was originally a correspondence course published in 1912. Little is known about the author, Charles F. Haanel, other than he was a prosperous mid-western businessman.
Considering the time it was written, The Master Key System is surprisingly – and pleasingly – dense with metaphysical language. Just about every paragraph contains words like Universal Mind, the Infinite, Cosmic, or Vibration. Reading it, one gets the feeling of discovering some long lost ancient manuscript.
‘It is through the subconscious that we are connected with the Universal Mind and brought into relation with the Infinite constructive forces of the Universe.’
Charles F. Haanel, The Master Key System
This is the self-help classic published by Napolean Hill during the Great Depression of the 1930s. After 80 years in print, it is still a best seller in its genre worldwide.
Hill was an impoverished country boy from South Carolina whose life was magically altered by a chance encounter with steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie, with his vast influence, introduced Hill to the titans of industry at the time and gave him the task of interviewing them and collecting their knowledge into a book of success methodology which would eventually become Think and Grow Rich.
‘Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.’
Napolean Hill, Think and Grow Rich
We tend to run our lives exclusively with our conscious mind, for its the one that reacts and plans and gets us through each daily activity. But the big picture of our lives is projected by the subconscious mind. Our beliefs about who we are and what we think we are capable of – or not – is run by the subconscious mind.
Both sides of your mind is equally important but all too often the subconscious mind is neglected and therefore easily influenced by external forces such as the erroneous opinions of others. Dr. Murphy poses that once you take control of your subconscious, your life will dramatically change, and he shows you how to do it through multiple real life examples.
‘Your habitual thinking and imagery mold, fashion, and create your destiny.’
Dr. Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
The remaining five books on this list come from ladies sharing Universal Wisdom from their Spirit Guides. The first three are by Sanaya Roman and the last two are by Esther Hicks.
The first time I read one of these books, I didn’t even realize it was ‘channeled’ and had I known I might not have read it. I’m glad I did though because what was being said resonated with truth and has impacted my life for the better.
Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation: Believe it or not, your life is meant to be lived with joy always. Even during the most challenging times, joy is accessible and attainable. Indeed, joy is a necessity, for joy is the pathway to freedom and life purpose.
Within this book are spiritual truths, affirmations and meditations to help you love and appreciate yourself, experience more self esteem and confidence, get clarity in your relationships and enhance your sense of aliveness and well being.
‘You can release the past by loving it.’
Orin-Sanaya Roman, Living with Joy
A Guidebook for Sensitive People: there is empowerment in accepting yourself for who you are and accepting others for who they are. To do this you must understand your energy and theirs, how it got to be the way it is, and how it can be shifted in more satisfying ways.
You no longer have to be influenced by the moods of others. You can surround yourself with positive energy and stay centered in your own loving, calm, and focused universe.
‘If you are in a difficult situation, broadcast love. Love heals and protects you.’
Orin-Sanaya Roman, Personal Power Through Awareness
Being Your Higher Self: take a quantum leap into more peace, harmony, love, and joy. When you align with your Higher Self, your life becomes limitless.
In this book, you can learn how to raise your vibration, calm your emotions, accelerate your growth, and create with light the desired outcomes of your life. Let the guided meditations of Orin take you step by step into an evolved consciousness.
‘Things happen easily when you flow with the Higher Will.’
Orin-Sanaya Roman, Spiritual Growth
The ‘Vortex’ is a place where all cooperative relationships are assembled: relationships with other people and most importantly your relationship with yourself and the ideal life you were born to live.
This book uncovers the false premises from which so many of us try to operate, only to be disappointed time and again. Enter the Vortex, your Vortex, and align with the energy that creates worlds.
‘The potential for a greatly improved experience is always born from an unwanted experience.’
Abraham-Hicks, The Vortex
Yes, you truly receive what you are asking for. The trouble with that is, most of us are asking for what we don’t want without even realizing it. For example, when you worry about something, because you are putting your attention upon it, you are inadvertently asking for more of it.
In Ask and It is Given, you learn how to focus your attention in a way that you are consistently asking only for what you do want. You become a vibrational match to your desires.
‘The basis of life is freedom, and the result of life is expansion – but the purpose of life is joy.’
Abraham-Hicks, Ask and It Is Given