Over the past twenty years, I have been on an epic journey of exploring how to heal the mind, body and spirit.
In the past, there was a desperation in my search — a longing for more answers, craving higher credentials, impatiently gathering better tools.
I was compulsively searching. I wanted to know more, to be better, to have enough. This pattern was is service of love, but it was driven by fear.
This pattern is coming to a close.
To honor the ending, I will commit to Love, in all her forms.
I’m crafting a ceremony with a Wisdom Keeper to integrate where I’ve been so I can deepen into where I am going.
This is an ending. And, a beginning.
Here are six books I have gathered along the way — may they help you end what needs to end so you can begin what you are ready to begin.
“Being myself allows the wholeness of my unique magnificence to draw me in those directions most beneficial to me and to all others. This is really the only thing I have to do. And within that framework, everything that is truly mine comes into my life effortlessly, in the most magical and unexpected ways imaginable, demonstrating every day the power and love of who I truly am.”
“I actually detest the word happiness which is so overused that it has become almost meaningless. It is an unworkable term for science or for any political goal such as education, therapy, public policy, or just changing your personal life.”
“Try seeing good intentions in strangers walking down the street—or an airport. You’ll see lots of courtesies, efforts to do a good job, desires to understand or be understood, loyalty to friends and causes, fair play, and kindnesses. This practice makes me happy, and gives me a stronger sense of our common humanity.”
“How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.”
“After all, this is how you learned how to walk. You didn’t just jump up from your crib one day and waltz gracefully across the room. You stumbled and fell on your face and got up and tried again. At what age are you suddenly expected to know everything and never make any more mistakes? If you can love and respect yourself in failure, worlds of adventure and new experiences will open up before you, and your fears will vanish.”
“Your life will be transformed when you make peace with your shadow. You will no longer have to pretend to be someone you’re not. You will no longer have to prove you’re good enough. When you embrace your shadow you will no longer have to life in fear. Find the gifts of your shadow and you will finally revel in all the glory of your true self. Then you will have the freedom to create the life you have always desired.”Part one :: classic books for deepening how you live, heal, create & love
Part two :: 6 books that could deepen how you heal
Coming up ::7 books that could deepen how you create 10 books that could deepen how you love
To endings & beginnings.