Top 10 Spiritual Books

10 spiritual books you need to read

I have been asked recently on numerous occasions what my top 10 books are for spirituality. In no particular order these are my favourites and the reasons why.

Angels in my Hair- Lorna Byrne

This was my first book I read about Angels. Prior to this I had NO idea that angels were around us. This book, I believe, was her first one. Reading her story there is such humility with Lorna and such an easy introduction into the world of Angels. Highly recommend for anyone interested in Angels. Angels in My Hair by Byrne, Lorna (2010)

Moonology- Yasmin Boland

Working with the moon cycles has seriously changed my life! I have let go of sooo much stuff and brought things into my life which I never would have expected. For example my first new moon intention setting I wrote a list of 10 things I wanted from January 2018. One of them was to appear on TV/Radio to talk about crystals or Reiki. 2 days letter I get a phone call asking me to go on a local radio station and talk about crystals! Seriously? So if you want to learn how to work with the Moon Cycles I highly recommend this book! Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles

The Four Agreements- Don Miguel Ruiz

A friend lent me this book. In terms of simplicity and ease to read I highly recommend. It provides us with the basic principles for life that we should never forget. This is how he describes the book. “The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.” The Four Agreements: Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom Book)

Rise Sister Rise- Rebecca Campbell

I read this following my divorce and I think it was the first book I have read which talked about owning your feminine side. It reminded me what it meant to be a woman and to embrace the various stages we go through as women. It helped me to embrace my inner power and to own it. Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within

Top 10 Spiritual Books

Bringers of the Dawn- Barbara Marciniak

I was introduced to Barbaras work in January 2019. I hadn’t heard of the Pleidians before but something resonated when I watched her YouTube channel. I haven’t finished this book yet but I have to say everything in it makes sense to me. I don’t know if I have always had that knowing? If you believe there is more out there I highly recommend this book to all extra terrestial fans. Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians

Voices in my Ear- Doris Stokes

This was the very first book I ever read about ‘spiritual’ stuff when I was 11 or 12. The fact that this woman could speak to dead people amazed and fascinated me. Considering it was the 1960s’ and 1970’s she always stood her ground and stood strong in her conviction that there was an afterlife and she could speak to spirit. Voices In My Ear: Autobiography of a Medium

Reiki and the Seven Chakras- Richard Ellis

This was one of the only Reiki books I read that actually incorporated Reiki into the real world. I learnt so much about chakras from this book, what it meant if they were balanced and unbalanced. Highly recommend for any Reiki therapists or anyone interested in chakras. Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level

Life Lessons- Elizabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler

I read this in 2018 and seriously wish I had read it when I was at school. It covers a variety of topics such as power, relationships and love. Simply written and lessons we could all do with learning about to provide a strong foundation.

The Alchemist- Paulo Cohelo

I read this a long time ago followed by several others of his books and I remember that they left a strong impression on me as a 20 something year old. The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

The Red Tent- Anita Diamant

Every woman should read this and pass it onto their daughters, nieces or grandchildren. A story of how women used to come together, to support and share stories.The Red Tent

I must have read at least 100 various spiritual books over the last 10 years and have found it difficult to shortlist them. I would love to hear what your favourite spiritual book is! Let me know in the comments below 🙂

 

Have you heard of dimensions of consciousness?

I first heard of the 5th dimension nearly 2 years ago now. One of my students, who had come to learn Reiki started telling me how she had had this massive ‘awakening’ and loads of ‘stuff’ about the 5th dimension. I had no idea what she was talking about but it sounded interesting. Then another student came and described his ‘awakening’.  In 2017 I was teaching Reiki and hadn’t heard of this ‘awakening’ they were telling me about. Fast forward 2 years and now I get it! Let me explain first of all what an awakening is and then I can describe the dimensions of consciousness.

An awakening can occur suddenly and overnight or it can take its time. Basically it is when you become more aware, that there is more to you than just your physical body. Urban dictionary describes it as “a shift in consciousness, an apperception of reality which had been previously unrealized. The culmination of such realizations is in the recognition of oneness with all of existence.”

Sounds a bit out there?

Let’s go into dimensions of consciousness so it makes more sense. There are currently 3 states of dimensional consciousness. 3D/4D and 5D on Earth. Depending on which dimension we are living in will depend on how we perceive the world. Let me give you some examples so you can see where you are right now

3D Consciousness

  • You view things as physical, rather than energy and vibration
  • Life is a competition and people are judged by the way they dress, the car they drive, the smartphone they have
  • Things are perceived as good or bad
  • You don’t believe that thoughts can change your reality. If something happens it is a coincidence
  • Money and social status are high priority
  • You have no desire to go within yourself and look at things from a higher point of view
  • You don’t believe there is enough for everyone in the world, money, food etc

4D Consciousness

  • Seen as a path to the 5th Dimension
  • You might change your eating habits, start to meditate, do some yoga
  • You have started to believe that there is something more than ‘just this’
  • You start to think about your impact on the environment, reducing plastic, recycling, using the car less
  • You want to find your purpose and follow your dreams
  • Your intuition starts to grow and expand
  • Looking for a deeper meaning of life and the Universe

5D Consciousness

  • Once you are here it is very difficult to go back to 3D life
  • You understand the connection and oneness of life
  • There is no good or bad when an event occurs
  • You understand that there is a higher purpose at work
  • You have stronger feelings of love connection, with others, with the Earth, the Moon, the Stars,
  • There is no judgement of others, they walk their path in their way, you do it your way
  • You see everyone as equal, regardless of their social status in the world
  • Your purpose in life is to live in joy and truth
  • No competition and enough for everyone
  • Your intuition is very strong

Those are your 3 levels of consciousness and you are exactly where you need to be right now. Everyone’s path is different. Everyone’s journey is unique. Embrace the journey for whilst some may amble through from the 3rd to the 5th, others may find themselves catapulted into the 5th overnight.

 

 

What is channelled writing?

Last year when I was writing my book I did some channelled writing. It was the first time I had done this and I wasn’t sure how or what to do. Some people suggest pretending to write or writing swirly lines before you start and words start to become visible and go with the flow. I didn’t intend to do automatic or channelled writing. I was stuck on a section of my book. I took myself outside into the garden. I took 3 deep breaths and asked for some help with my book. When I felt ready I opened my eyes and started writing. The words that I wrote were very general and weren’t necessarily words I would write. Does that make sense?

I have noticed this month that words are coming more freely and easily. Yesterday I was cooking dinner in the kitchen for the kids and I felt annoyed so this time I didn’t even meditate. I just wrote! And I felt as if again this is generic enough that I can share it here.

Why am I feeling frustrated?

Because I didn’t feel like going out today

AND

I’m tired

AND

I don’t feel there’s space in the house

AND

I didn’t sleep well last night

AND

I haven’t eaten enough fruit

AND

I haven’t drunk enough water

AND

I wanted an afternoon nap

AND

Fresh air

AND

My boiler is broken

AND

I need to look after me

AND

Rest

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Rejuvenate

AND

Make time

AND

Be kind to me

AND

Love me

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Accept the things I can’t control

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Be Happy Inside

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Be calm

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BE 🙂

 

Sometimes we can concentrate so much on the negatives and forget about the positives and I feel this poem shows how eventually you run out of the crap and reasons you’re feeling crap and eventually focus on what you need. I hope this means something to you as I strongly feel it wasn’t a message just for me, so if it resonates let me know!

Love and light

Lindsay x

Never judge a book by its cover

First impressions count. How we dress. How we style our hair. How we look. They all tell someone a story. I had the pleasure of meeting Brad Burton today at 4N York. He stood up and told us a bit of his background, who inspires him and how he started his business. Something that resonated with me though was about how people perceive him. When people look at him they automatically think he is a drug dealer, a security guard or a bouncer. Is it because of his size? His tattoos? His bald head? Probably. In case you don’t know who he is he created the 4Networking group. He has written 4 books, is a motivational speaker and is in the top 100 most influential entrepeneurs.

Sometimes we don’t realise that we are making an assumption about people based on how they look. I was driving through York the other day and spotted a bright pink mini with fluffy hanging dice and loads of teddy bears in the window. I assumed it would be a lady driver. However a chap who was around 5ft 10 was driving the car. My second thought was ‘it must be his girlfriends’. I don’t often judge people on their appearance or what they look like and it shocked me that I had assumed the driver would be a certain age or sex.

Twice this last week I have been told I don’t look like a witch. I don’t profess to being a witch or being pagan. I tell people about the spiritual work I do and I work with the moon. Maybe that’s why they think I’m a witch? I wear jumpers and skirts, jeans, dresses and leggings. Typical everyday attire.

So I just wonder do you judge people based on what they look like? Or have you been judged because you look a certain way? Drop me a note in the com

ments and let me know!

What on earth does Mercury in Retrograde mean anyway?

Have you heard the term ‘Mercury in Retrograde’? It’s probably only about 6 months ago when I first saw the term being bounced around on Twitter. What does that mean I thought? I started looking into it. My favourite ‘moon’ lady author and astrologer, Yasmin Boland has just published a book with a fellow astrologer all about Mercury in Retrograde.  In the interests of my blog readers I bought it and now understand a bit better what it means. Before I share this with you, I just want to say how interesting I found it as it makes complete sense to how phases in our life work and how we can be sensitive to its energies.

Mercury goes Retrograde

On March 5th,Mercury went retrograde. This happens every 88 days for 21 days. Therefore we will be in this phase until March 28th.  Mercury going into retrograde happens four times a year. Basically, Mercury is going backwards. It affects everyone but if it is in your birth sign it can affect you more strongly than others.

What do I need to know when Mercury goes Retrograde?

This is a great time to deal with unfinished business. So finish those projects you have started. It’s not a great time to start new projects as these may need to be redone once the retrograde has finished. Communication is massive during this time. Don’t sign any documents without reading the small print. Don’t make any HUGE decisions. Back up your laptop and mobile phone. Check your car for oil and water before you travel, and petrol too! Expect delays when travelling so always leave extra time for journeys. Get together with old friends and don’t go on a first date.( Will take note of that!)

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My top tips for getting through this phase

This is a time for going back and reassessing any intuitive information that you have received.

  • Slow down
  • Sleep more and rest more
  • Spend time in silence. Daydream. Meditate
  • Focus on your breathing
  • Journal
  • Take a salt bath
  • Clear your clutter

When we are aware of how the planetary energies are affecting us it makes it much easier to go with the flow.

I’ve found this so interesting, how we tick and how the planets impact on our thoughts, our feelings and our work. I’d love to know if you use planetary influences in your lives, personal or work. Just comment below.

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