Mysticism

Top 100 Channeled Books

Ah, such a special book category. Close to my heart, as it very well may be to yours. What could be better than reading direct revelations from the other side?

I haven’t read all of the following books. But I wanted this list to be as comprehensive as I could make it, so I included everything I’ve ever heard of that fits. Let me know what I’ve missed, and I will gratefully update it.

Top 100 Channeled Books

Neale Donald Walsch:

Conversations with God, Part One, Neale Donald Walsch
Conversations with God, Part Two, Neale Donald Walsch
Conversations with God, Part Three, Neale Donald Walsch
Friendship with God, Neale Donald Walsch
Communion with God, Neale Donald Walsch
The New Revelations, Neale Donald Walsch
Tomorrow’s God: Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge, Neale Donald Walsch
Home with God, Neale Donald Walsch

Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham:

The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
The Teachings of Abraham: The Master Course CD Program, 11-CD set, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
Getting Into The Vortex: Guided Meditations CD and User Guide, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
A New Beginning I: Handbook for Joyous Survival, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
A New Beginning II: A Personal Handbook to Enhance Your Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham

Jane Roberts and Seth:

The Nature of Personal Reality, Jane Roberts and Seth
The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About the Art of Creative Living, Jane Roberts and Seth
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts and Seth
The Seth Material, Jane Roberts
The “Unknown” Reality, Volume One, Jane Roberts and Seth
The “Unknown” Reality, Volume Two, Jane Roberts and Seth
The Nature of the Psyche: Its Human ExpressionJane Roberts and Seth
Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume One, Jane Roberts and Seth
Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume Two, Jane Roberts and Seth
A Seth Reader, Jane Roberts
The Early Sessions (Sessions 1 through 510 of the Seth Material), Jane Roberts
The Personal Sessions, Jane Roberts
The Early Class Sessions, Jane Roberts
Seth, Dreams and Projection of Consciousness, Jane Roberts

Lee Carroll and Kryon:

The End Times: New Information for Personal Peace, Kryon Book One, Lee Carroll and Kryon
Don’t Think Like a Human: Channelled Answers to Basic Questions, Kryon Book Two, Lee Carroll and Kryon
Alchemy of the Human Spirit: A Guide to Human Transition into the New Age, Kryon Book Three, Lee Carroll and Kryon
The Parables of Kryon, Kryon Book Four, Lee Carroll and Kryon
The Journey Home, Kryon Book Five, Lee Carroll and Kryon
Partnering with God: Practical Information for the New Millennium, Kryon Book Six, Lee Carroll and Kryon
Letters from Home: Loving Messages from the Family, Kryon Book Seven, Lee Carroll and Kryon
Passing The Marker: Understanding the New Millennium Energy, Kryon Book Eight, Lee Carroll and Kryon
The New Beginning: 2002 and Beyond, Kryon Book Nine, Lee Carroll and Kryon
A New Dispensation: Plain Talk for Confusing Times, Kryon Book Ten, Lee Carroll and Kryon
Lifting the Veil: The New Energy Apolcalypse, Kryon Book Eleven, Lee Carroll and Kryon
The Twelve Layers of DNA: An Esoteric Study of the Mastery Within, Kryon Book Twelve, Lee Carroll and Kryon
The Recalibration of Humanity: 2013 and Beyond, Kryon Book Thirteen, Lee Carroll and Kryon

Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael:

100 Daily Messages for Expanding Consciousness, 100 Daily Messages Volume One, Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael
100 Daily Messages for Abundance, Enough-ness and Prosperity, 100 Daily Messages Volume Two, Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael
100 Daily Messages for the Dimensions, Realms of Existence and Planes of Experience, 100 Daily Messages Volume Three, Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael
100 Daily Messages for No-Mind, Mind-Mastery and Heart-Mind, 100 Daily Messages Volume Four, Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael

Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias:

The Creator Series, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias
Live Your Divinity, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias
Journey of the Angels, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias
Masters in the New Energy, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias
Act of Consciousness, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias
Crimson Circle Library (video, audio and text), Geoffrey Hoppe
The Tobias Materials: The Creator Series – New Tools for Our New Spiritual Journey, Geoffrey Hoppe
Masters in the New Energy, Geoffrey Hoppe
“A Letter to Awakening Humans”, Geoffrey Hoppe
Call to Awaken (Audio CD), Geoffrey Hoppe
Opening into Consciousness – A Guided Experience (Audio CD), Geoffrey Hoppe
“The Twelve Signs of Your Awakening Divinity”, Geoffrey Hoppe
Journey of the Angels: The Tobias Materials, Geoffrey Hoppe and Linda Benyo

Other channeled books:

A Course in Miracles, Helen Shucman
Whatever Arises, Love That, Matt Kahn
The Great Human Potential: Walking in One’s Own Light, Wendy Kennedy
Darryl Anka and Bashar
A Vision, W.B. Yeats
The Great Shift: Co-Creating a New World for 2012 and Beyond, Martine Vallee
The Secret of Effortless Doing: Be . . . And It Will Be, Ronny and Zach Sivan
Book of Commandments (Doctrine and Covenants), Joseph Smith Jr.
Oahspe Bible, John Ballou Newbrough
The Cosmic Tradition, Max Theon and Alma Theon
Book of the Law, Aleister Crowley
Toward the Light, Johanne Agerskov
Arten and Pursah Channelings, Gary Renard
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Levi H. Dowling
The Jesus Trilogy (Choice and Will / Love and Surrender /Beliefs, Emotions, and the Creation of Reality), Gina Lake
The Urantia Book

Other divine channels:

George Van Tassel
Eileen Caddy
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
JZ Knight
Rueckert
John Edward
Sylvia Browne
James Van Praagh
Lisa Williams
John Holland
Sally Morgan
Vladimir Megre

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150 Law of Attraction Success Stories

 

How do you stay in touch with the Divine throughout the day? (Conversations with Leta, continued)

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I have this friend who is really, really happy. Her name is Leta Hamilton. She’s a channel, an author, and a mom of four–and the perfect person to grill for answers about life.

Here, part of a question-and-answer session that I am posting in installments.

Mollie: Other than saying “I love you, God” repeatedly, is there something you do to stay in touch with the Divine during the day? What do you do when you’re at loose ends?

Leta: When I am at loose ends, I usually muscle test. Muscle testing has been a huge tool in my life and I use it every day. (For more on this, read David Hawkins’ Power Versus Force.) This technique is so useful in my life I don’t know how to emphasize it strongly enough.

Loose ends means time to check in. I think of many things … and check in as I go along. Sometimes the guidance is to just sit, breathe, be patient, wait. Sometimes the guidance is to move to a different room. Sometimes it is to write. Sometimes to watch TV. There is no rule to it.

Listening, centering and checking in are my go-to pauses when I don’t know where to go next, what to do next. I wait until the thing comes. Often, it is a small micro-movement. It can be as simple as turning my body in a different direction.

I think that is why I am called to do yoga once a week. It is full of micro-movements. That is such a big thing for me. I was just thinking about that today … the micro-movements of my yoga class. It totally makes sense now.

I have a fun time on Netflix. I watch these shows that I love and just learn, learn, learn about people. The kids are directed by me about a fifth of the time and the rest is left to peers, Dad, TV and all the rest of the world (church, extended family, school, etc.).

It feels like a balance to me. If that helps, then I am glad. I never know if I am helping or not.

I just do my best to love God. That is pretty much the meaning of everything to me. To love God creates joy in my heart. I love God so much. I can’t express enough how much the love of God plays into my being-ness from moment to moment. It is the reason I live. I feel like a religious fanatic … but that really is how I function from day to day. Life is getting through the days learning how to love God more. God is not a concept or an idea, but a living energy that flows through me with every breath.

I love God!!! I don’t know how else to put it.

Thank you for letting me share. Peace out!

Leta

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My 40 All-Time Favorite Books for Mystics

Okay, so these aren’t the expected choices. They’re not all classics or best sellers, or even the most substantial, information-heavy works. But I stand by my choices for my favorite forty books for mystics. They’re the spirituality books I liked the most. The most inspiring, the most fun to read.

A list this important is, of course, a work in progress; check back on the Blog page for additions as well as for expanded notes on those that follow.

Top 40 Books for Mystics:

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
Conversations with God, Neale Donald Walsch
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts and Seth
The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About the Art of Creative Living, Jane Roberts and Seth
Don’t Think Like a Human: Channelled Answers to Basic Questions, Kryon Book Two, Lee Carroll and Kryon
The 100 Daily Messages Series, Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham

How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings From a Leading Neuroscientist, Andrew B. Newberg
Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d, Candace Pert
Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel, Candace Pert
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Joe Dispenza
Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable–and Couldn’t, Steve Volk
The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size, Tor Nørretranders
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, Robert Waggoner
A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel and Thomas Peisel

Dying to Be Me, Anita Moorjani
Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda
The Search For Grace: A Documented Case of Murder and Reincarnation, Bruce Goldberg
Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More, Joe Vitale
Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
Sex, Drugs and Meditation: How One Woman Changed Her Life, Saved Her Job and Found a Husband, Mary-Lou Stephens
Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives, Brian Weiss
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Eben Alexander
Learning to Eat Along the Way, Margaret Bendet

Meditation Without Gurus, Clark Strand
Ten Percent Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, Dan Harris
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh

The Cross and the Switchblade, David Wilkerson
The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
Miracles, C.S. Lewis
The Wisdom of the Desert, Thomas Merton

The Child Whisperer, The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, and Cooperative Children, Carol Tuttle
The Shack, William Young

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Top 150 Books on Meditation

Best Nonfiction Book

I haven’t read nearly as many books on meditation as I would like. But the ones I have read have been very worthwhile. I highly recommend those on this first list, and the second list is a collection of other popular titles for your reference. Popularity, after all, counts for something. At least with books.

Note that I will update this list as I discover more meditation authors; I know it is as yet far from complete.

My Favorite Books on Meditation:

Meditation Without Gurus, Clark Strand
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle
Meditation: How to Reduce Stress, Get Healthy, and Find Your Happiness in Just 15 Minutes a Day, Rachel Rofe
Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, David Lynch
Ten Percent Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, Dan Harris
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh

Other Top Meditation Books:

Jon Kabat-Zinn:

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Power of Meditation and Prayer, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sogyal Rinpoche, Larry Dossey, and Michael Toms
Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn
Arriving at Your Own Door, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Letting Everything Become Your Teacher: 100 Lessons in Mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Mind’s Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Richard Davidson

Sharon Salzberg:

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzberg
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, Sharon Salzberg
Heart as Wide as the World, Sharon Salzberg
Voices of Insight, Sharon Salzberg
Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Sharon Salzberg
The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love and Compassion, Sharon Salzberg
The Kindness Handbook: A Practical Companion, Sharon Salzberg
Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, Sharon Salzberg
Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier, Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman

Joseph Goldstein:

The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation, Joseph Goldstein
Seeking the heart of wisdom: the path of insight meditation, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield
Insight meditation: the practice of freedom, Joseph Goldstein
The Path of Insight Meditation, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield
Insight Meditation: A Step-By-Step Course on How to Meditate, Joseph Goldstein, with Sharon Salzberg
One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Joseph Goldstein
A Heart Full of Peace, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

Thich Nhat Hanh:

Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire, Thich Nhat Hanh
Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Sun My Heart, Thich Nhat Hanh
Our Appointment with Life: Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh
Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion, Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Diamond Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh
‘Hermitage Among the Clouds’, Thich Nhat Hanh
Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice, Three Leaves, Thich Nhat Hanh
Cultivating The Mind Of Love, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Heart Of Understanding, Thich Nhat Hanh
Transformation and Healing: Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh
Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh
True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart, Thich Nhat Hanh
Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals, 1962-1966, Thich Nhat Hanh
Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Raft Is Not the Shore: Conversations Toward a Buddhist/Christian Awareness, Thich Nhat Hanh and Daniel Berrigan
The Path of Emancipation: Talks from a 21-Day Mindfulness Retreat, Thich Nhat Hanh
A Pebble in Your Pocket, Thich Nhat Hanh
Essential Writings, Thich Nhat Hanh
Anger, Thich Nhat Hanh
Be Free Where You Are, Thich Nhat Hanh
No Death, No Fear, Thich Nhat Hanh
Touching the Earth: Intimate Conversations with the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh
Teachings on Love, Thich Nhat Hanh
Understanding Our Mind, Thich Nhat Hanh
Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Art of Power, Thich Nhat Hanh
Under the Banyan Tree, Thich Nhat Hanh
Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, Thich Nhat Hanh
Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child, Thich Nhat Hanh
You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Novice: A Story of True Love, Thich Nhat Hanh
Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh, Thich Nhat Hanh
Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Pocket, Thich Nhat Hanh
The Art of Communicating, Thich Nhat Hanh
Blooming of a Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh
No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering, Thich Nhat Hanh
Is Nothing Something?, Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindful Movements, Thich Nhat Hanh

Clark Strand:

Waking up to the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age, Clark Strand
Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion, Clark Strand
How to Believe in God: Whether You Believe in Religion or Not, Clark Strand
The Wooden Bowl: Simple Meditations for Everyday Life, Clark Strand
Seeds from a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey, Clark Strand

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi:

Beacon Light of the Himalayas, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Meditation: Easy System Propounded, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Science of Being and Art of Living – Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Love and God, Spiritual Regeneration Movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Yoga Asanas, Spiritual Regeneration Movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita – A New Translation and Commentary, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Meditations of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Alliance for Knowledge, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Creating an ideal society: a global undertaking, International Association for the Advancement of the Science of Creative Intelligence, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Results of scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation program, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Enlightenment to every individual, invincibility to every nation, Age of Enlightenment, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Freedom behind bars: enlightenment to every individual and invincibility to every nation, International Association for the Advancement of the Science of Creative Intelligence, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Dawn of the age of enlightenment, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Life supported by natural law : discovery of the Unified Field of all the laws of nature and the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Thirty years around the world: dawn of the Age of Enlightenment, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi’s Programme to create world peace: global inauguration, Age of Enlightenment Press, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi’s master plan to create heaven on earth, Maharishi Vedic University Press, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
A Proven program for our criminal justice system: Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Corrections, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Vedic knowledge for everyone: Maharishi Vedic University, an introduction, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Government – Automation in Administration, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi University of Management – Wholeness on the Move, Age of Enlightenment Publications, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Constitution of India Fulfilled through Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Inaugurating Maharishi Vedic University, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Defence – Sovereignty in Invincibility, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Celebrating Perfection in Education – Dawn of Total Knowledge, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi Forum of Natural Law and National Law for Doctors – Perfect Health for Everyone, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi Speaks to Educators – Mastery Over Natural Law, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi Speaks to Students – Mastery Over Natural Law, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Celebrating Perfection in Administration, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Ideal India – The Lighthouse of Peace on Earth, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on Bhagavad-Gita – Chapter 7, 2009, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Other Books on Meditation:

Zen Meditation in Plain English, John Daishin Buksbazen
Transcendental Meditation: The Essential Teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Jack Forem
The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation, Joseph Goldstein
Meditation: Exploring a Great Spiritual Practice, Richard Chilson
Meditation: Achieving Inner Peace and Tranquility in Your Life, Brian Weiss
Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening, Stephen Batchelor
The Zen Way, Myokyo-ni
The Way of Zen, Zendo
Awakening the Buddha Within, Surya Das
Theta Healing: Introducing an Extraordinary Energy Healing Modality, Vianna Stibal

Hsin Hsin Ming: The Zen Understanding of Mind and Consciousness, Osho and Osho International Foundation
Love, Freedom, Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships, Osho

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I really don’t know how to be humble.

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Reading the wonderful Matt Kahn’s book, Whatever Arises, Love That. (Great title, eh?) So, the main message is to send love to whatever comes up in your experience, which is what Eckhart Tolle, my friend Leta Hamilton, and many others agree is one of the most useful spiritual practices you can do.

And man, I super suck at it.

I don’t love a lot of things. A whole lot of things. My ego is just always–right–there. I can’t let go of my opinion long enough to love what is, even though I know that doing so is the core definition of humility.

I really don’t know how to be humble. But I’m working on it.

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How do you love God, when there’s no face to God? (Conversations with Leta, part two)

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I have this friend who is really, really happy. Her name is Leta Hamilton. She’s a channel, an author, and a mom of four–and the perfect person to grill for answers about life.

Here, part of a question-and-answer session that I am posting in installments.

Me: Sometimes it’s hard for me to love his thing we call God, or to even know whether I should. I mean, maybe just loving people is enough. Yes? No? How do you love God, when there’s no face to God?

Leta: I love God as a force at the heart of life. I feel it as a breathtakingly spiritual power at the center of all things, beyond faces, physicality or form. It is not human. It is like Chi of Taoism. It is everywhere, in everything (including me) and part of all expressions of existence. It is like electricity. It is. It has a quality to it that is all-powerful and God-like in a conventional sense of that word. However, it is beyond anthropomorphism. It cannot be labeled as anything “human” in any way, shape or form. It has Presence in my life without form. It is real like my hand is real, but in a way that defies logic or rational explanations. It is the ineffable.

I am constantly connected to this force and love it with every bit of my being. It brings everything good and wonderful into my life and it is everything–even things that others call “bad,” “unlucky,” “tragedy,” “dis-ease” and so on. These are great gifts from my perspective. They are things that come as ways to grow into myself and ever more close to that God-force I have been talking about. It is love for love’s sake. I have no agenda in it. My name for it is God because that makes the most sense.

Me: Do you have a go-to image or set of images that mean “God” to you?

Leta: No. It is life force. It has no feeling to it that can be described. It has a quality to it that is called “bliss” by the masters and gurus of our planet, but even that cannot adequately describe it. It is subjective and experiential. I would say that I am feeling the same thing that others have described as bliss or enlightenment, but I choose to call it nothing and just experience it. To love your life is enough. I won’t call myself blissed-out or in an enlightened state. I am loving life with my breaths. That is enough.

Me: I love God, too–but I really love LIFE. To me, the definition of God is LIFE. Is that what you mean?

Leta: I mean life and more than life. I mean what makes life possible at all. I mean the divine miracle that life is thrust upon the canvas of All That Is. I mean the interconnectedness of all life across all the cosmos. I mean the thing that exists before life is even a thought and the thing that will be there when all life is singing the swan song of existence. I mean the totality of all dimensions, realms of experience and planes of existence–including the multidimensions of the angelic realms and non-physical planes of existence on this planet (elemental beings). I mean the totality of ALL THAT IS. I cannot explain it any other way. God is a way to describe all of that and MORE. It is close as my breath and beyond anything my brain can comprehend. It is real to me. I cannot say it any other way.

Me: You love all that you see, all the time?

Leta: Yes. Pretty much. And if I don’t love it, I love that I don’t love it. Then I go into myself and contemplate until understanding comes. It takes years sometimes. All the while, I have fun!

Love.

Leta

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For more from Leta, and more from me on meditation, get The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation on Amazon.

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Is God really in everything? Even poopy diapers? (Conversations with Leta, part one)

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I have this friend who is really, really happy. Her name is Leta Hamilton. She’s a channel, an author, and a mom of four–and the perfect person to grill for answers about life.

Here, part of a question-and-answer session that I am posting in installments.

Me: You once told me that “God is in the poopy diapers.” We were talking about motherhood and such, and you said it casually, but it stuck with me. What exactly did you mean by that?

Leta: David R. Hawkins (Power vs. Force) talks about the perfection of the rusty old garbage can. It is old and rusty, but it is perfect as that. So I think about my life like that. When I have to walk to dog as I did this morning and I think to myself, “I don’t want to be walking this dog,” I am perfectly perfect in that sweet desire not to be doing what I am doing. It is like the rusty garbage can–rusty AND perfect.

When I ask myself, “What do I want?” these answers come up: I want to be with God. I want to expand. I want to find ways to go deeper inside myself and discover new epiphanies along the way.

So what does God do? Gives me opportunities for that. When I see this, I see how the walking of the dog is an answer to that prayer. I see how my kids are the Universe bringing me what I wanted in the form of spiritual supply. I see how the poopy diapers and 4 a.m. wake-up time for the dog to go out are exactly what I had asked for.

Perfect, perfect, perfect IS the rusty garbage can, the dog that I don’t really want, the work in the evening to get homework done when I all I want to do is retreat away from kids for a while and so much more I call “imperfect.”

I have these feelings like, “ugh,” at walking the dog. I think about them, acknowledge them and then see how they are opportunities for me to expand through insights and epiphanies. I realized this morning how win-win it is to walk the dog even though I wanted to be anywhere else! I also checked out a Tich Nach Han CD from the library & he was talking about walking meditations and I focused on that this morning too.

When I had this epiphany it came mostly because I was desperate for a pee. I realized that when I had to pee, I had to focus entirely on getting myself to a place where I could go pee. All that was in my mind was, “Make it back to the car, get the dog in the car and get into Value Village where there is a bathroom.” I was focused in that suffering. I had no other room in my mind for any other thoughts. Then I thought about how liberating suffering can be. It focuses the mind. It creates the conditions where nothing else is flooding us other than that one, focused, thought. I was grateful. I wasn’t busy in my mind. I was truly meditating. It was a meditation of suffering and it was very focusing. Then, I realized that once I peed, I’d have all this space in my mind to be bogged down with all kinds of other thoughts like, “What are we going to have for dinner?” I thought about the moment of freedom from my suffering, but that would also allow a new kind of suffering to come in–the suffering of the busy, chattering, monkey mind.

I realized that suffering was my friend also. It was just as much a part of my liberation as my moments of peace in the heart. When I have expansive perspective, I see that suffering and peace are the same. They are both focus and awareness, one in the direction of “I don’t want this” and one in the direction of “I do want this.” But the coin is the same: eternal being-ness.

With that, I have to go collect my son from preschool, then get home to the dog, then go grocery shopping, then go home again and …. It’s up in the air, but it will be okay however it works out. Hope I don’t find poop in the house when I get back, but I might and it’s going to be a perfect thing no matter what.

Love. Love. Love.

~Leta

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For more from Leta, and more from me on meditation, get The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation on Amazon.

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Top 20 Spirituality Memoirs

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The world needs more spirituality memoirs. Many more. And as long as it keeps providing them, I’ll keep reading them–and updating this list.

Here are my favorites so far, plus a list of others I haven’t yet read that look promising. Click on the titles to see relevant links and notes.

Best Spirituality Memoirs:

Autobiography of A Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda
Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More, Joe Vitale
Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis
Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
Sex, Drugs and Meditation: How One Woman Changed Her Life, Saved Her Job and Found a Husband, Mary-Lou Stephens
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Jill Bolte Taylor
Medicine Dance: One Woman’s Healing Journey into the World of Native American Sweatlodges, Drumming Meditations and Dance Fasts, Marsha Scarbrough
Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life, Priscilla Warner
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, Elizabeth Gilbert
Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair, Anne Lamott
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year, Anne Lamott
Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Anne Lamott
Seth, Dreams and Projection of Consciousness, Jane Roberts
Chasing Spirits: The Building of the “Ghost Adventures” Crew, Nick Groff and Jeff Belanger
How To Stay Married: The Adventures of a Woman Who Learnt to Travel Light in Life, Love and Relationships, Mary-Lou Stephens
You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends, Mollie Player
The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation, Mollie Player
What I Learned from Jane, Mollie Player

Other Spirituality Memoirs:

Grief, Meth, Addiction, God & Zen: A 45 Year Old Man’s Journey With Death, Reality & Recovery, David Carlyle and Cynthia Sharp
The Ghosts and the Path: A Buddhist Monk’s Memoir, Ngawang Khechog
The Yoga Stripper: A Las Vegas Memoir of Sex, Drugs and Namaste, Laila Lucent
Meditations of a Modern Mystic, Maurine Doerken
The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism and Online Dating, Kiera Van Gelder
Bending God: A Memoir, Eric Robison
From Brooklyn to Benares and Back: A Spiritual Memoir, Dada Vedaprajinananda
On the Edge: Living with an Enlightened Master, Yoga Punya
I: A Meditation and a Memoir, Wiz Ji
Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed, Sonia Choquette
The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga: A Memoir, Andy Douglas

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And a few more spirituality memoirs to recommend: my own.

Get You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends and The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation for an uplifting price on Amazon.

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Something I may or may not have learned since last Sunday

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Ever since getting into this New Thought/New Age spirituality thing, I’ve been confused about something: If God isn’t God as I once thought him to be, but instead the substance of all that is and ever will be, who should I be praying to? I’ve been praying to God, since presumably the message still gets through. But it doesn’t feel quite right. Well, earlier this week, I remembered some advice from Kryon to talk out loud to the many angels and guides that surround us constantly … and so, that is what I did. I imagined a group of real beings with individuality and personality listening to me and going to work on my behalf (since, again, presumably that’s what they do). Beings who know me, like me, and are like me–not some ethereal love-fluff in the air.

It felt right. I felt heard. It made sense.

I think I really learned something here.

(Anyone else prefer this kind of prayer?)

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150 Law of Attraction Success Stories

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Here, a collection I’ve been working on for several years now. Most of you have read at least some of these original law of attraction success stories already; now, peruse the complete list.

Law of attraction success stories about relationships

Law of attraction success story: “I have several close girlfriends

Law of attraction success story: “I met the man of my dreams

Law of attraction success story: “My partner has all 21 qualities on my list

Law of attraction success story: “Ten years apart, then suddenly, she was there again

Law of attraction success story: “I have the husband I always wanted

Law of attraction success story: “I am pregnant

Law of attraction success story: “I am a mother

Law of attraction success story: “I am pregnant again

Law of attraction success story: “I MANifested the man of my dreams

Law of attraction success story: “I discovered new friends

Law of attraction success story: “I fell in love at first sight

Law of attraction success story: “I have a family and a future

Law of attraction success story: “Friends for a day

Law of attraction success story: “My husband is loving and attentive

Law of attraction success story: “I have the love of my life

Law of attraction success story: “I have romance

Law of attraction success story: “I met David

Law of attraction success story: “I have a great job and my dream guy

Law of attraction success story: “My relationship with my father is healing–and so is he

Law of attraction success story: “I finally have a group of friends

Law of attraction success story: “I found a church

Law of attraction success story: “My husband is in a great mood

Law of attraction success stories about money

Law of attraction success story: “I make X dollars per week

Law of attraction success story: “I make X dollars per week,” part two

Law of attraction success story: “I have the home of my dreams

Law of attraction success story: “I will get a check for $500

Law of attraction success story: “Rags to riches,” part one

Law of attraction success story: “Rags to riches,” part two

Law of attraction success story: “My sales will surpass my expectations

Law of attraction success story: “I doubled my income

Law of attraction success story: “The retirement of our dreams

Law of attraction success story: “I have steady freelance work

Law of attraction success story: “My car came back to me

Law of attraction success story: “I bought a car for exactly the price I intended

Law of attraction success story: “My career is back on track

Law of attraction success story: “I bought my dream car without a loan

Law of attraction success story: “I have a new car

Law of attraction success story: “I will get a check in the mail

Law of attraction success story: “I sold my home to the right buyers

Law of attraction success story: “My family is financially stable

Law of attraction success story: “I have the home of my dreams,” part two

Law of attraction success story: Joe Vitale: “I am rich

Law of attraction success story: “We have our vacation home

Law of attraction success story: “I got a free washer and dryer

Law of attraction success story: “I have the perfect house

Law of attraction success story: “My spirituality is helping me succeed

Law of attraction success story: “My roof is fixed

Law of attraction success story: Esther and Jerry Hicks: “We made millions

Law of attraction success story: “My bill was paid in full

Law of attraction success story: “I have a new race car

Law of attraction success story: “I found money on the ground

Law of attraction success story: Jeannette Maw: “My $1,000 legal bill was forgiven

Law of attraction success story: Jeannette Maw: “I got a house full of new furniture . . . with no bill

Law of attraction success story: Jeannette Maw: “My $5,000 bill transformed into $10,000 in income

Law of attraction success story: “I got a MacBook Pro

Law of attraction success story: “I don’t feel like a failure anymore (and I have a washer and dryer again)

Law of attraction success story: “I named my own price

Law of attraction success story: “I got an even better job

Law of attraction success story: “I paid off my mortgage

Law of attraction success story: “We’re earning $20,000 per month

Law of attraction success story: Jack Canfield: “I made a million dollars

Law of attraction success story: “We got a bunch of new furniture–for free

Law of attraction success story: “I have $15,000

Law of attraction success story: “I got an unexpected gift of thousands of dollars,” part two

Law of attraction success story: “I got some new clothes for free

Law of attraction success story: “I got out of my million-dollar debt

Law of attraction success story: “I manifested $1,000 in 10 days

Law of attraction success story: “I got three job offers

Law of attraction success story: “I manifested a Kindle

Law of attraction success story: “We got a raise

Law of attraction success story: “I found $900 on the ground

Law of attraction success stories about health

Law of attraction success story: “I kicked the binge eating habit

Law of attraction success story: “My bone spurs disappeared”

Law of attraction success story: “My daughter’s sickness improved

Law of attraction success story: “Affirmations are helping my son cope with Asperger’s

Law of attraction success story: “My eczema is nearly gone

Law of attraction success story: “My hearing impairment is healed

Law of attraction success story: “I can sleep again

Law of attraction success story: “My mole is gone

Law of attraction success story: “My nail fungus cleared up completely

Law of attraction success story: “My cat is healed

Law of attraction success story: “My colon cancer is gone

Law of attraction success story: “My warts are gone

Law of attraction success story: “I can walk again

Law of attraction success story: “I found the right surgeon–after being told it was impossible

Law of attraction success story: “I was instantly healed

Law of attraction success story: “My daughter’s asthma was healed

Law of attraction success story: “I don’t get the flu anymore

Law of attraction success story: “My goiter shrank

Law of attraction success stories about personal growth, fulfillment and achievement

Law of attraction success story: “I write books quickly

Law of attraction success story: “I write books quickly,” part two

Law of attraction success story: “Everything fell into place

Law of attraction success story: “I learned to love myself

Law of attraction success story: “I’m happy again

Law of attraction success story: “Today, I will not be anxious

Law of attraction success story: “I am a happy person

Law of attraction success story: “I will get a high score on the college entrance test

Law of attraction success story: “My whole life has changed

Law of attraction success story: “I have everything I need

Law of attraction success story: “I made it as a magician

Law of attraction success story: “I am accomplishing my goals

Law of attraction success story: “My vision board really worked

Law of attraction success story: “I got a part on Dynasty

Law of attraction success story: “I won the film competition

Law of attraction success story: “I am a creative dynamo

Law of attraction success story: “I got into my dream school

Law of attraction success story: Jack Canfield on the power of belief

Law of attraction success story: “My son’s math scores are great

Law of attraction success story: “I am inspired

Law of attraction success story: “My life is just about perfect

Law of attraction success story: “I live in the easy world, where everything is easy

Law of attraction success story: Linda Proctor’s road to wealth

Law of attraction success story: From convicted felon to respected author

Law of attraction success story: “I chose happiness

Law of attraction success story: “I got several TV spots for my music

Law of attraction success story: Pam Grout: “I get to teach

Law of attraction success story: “I’ve gone to the next level spiritually

Law of attraction success story: “I learned meditation’

Law of attraction success story: “I am deeply at peace

Law of attraction success story: “I saw Central Park

Law of attraction success story: “I am a successful musician

Law of attraction success story: “When I discovered my Whisper Self

Law of attraction success story: “I’m a better dancer–and a more accepting person

Law of attraction success story: “My days are smooth and calm

Law of attraction success story: “I travelled the world

Law of attraction success story: “I’m definitely not shy anymore

Law of attraction success story: “I got a great job in a new country, exactly as I had hoped

Law of attraction success story: “My autistic son got into the school he needed

Law of attraction success story: “I saw Ireland

Law of attraction success story: “I get to travel

Law of attraction success story: “One of my friends got a job; the other didn’t

Law of attraction success story: “I am writing again

Law of attraction success story: “I accomplished my goals

Law of attraction success story: “My debt was paid and my felony, forgotten

Law of attraction success story: “I am happy

Law of attraction success story: “I got a job

Law of attraction success story: “I found the perfect piece of land

Law of attraction success story: “I have a future

Law of attraction success story: “I got exactly what I was looking for

Law of attraction success story: “My project is complete

Law of attraction success story: “I learned how to meditate

Law of attraction success story: ” I got an even better job

Law of attraction success story: “I got my parking spot–and so much more

Law of attraction success story: “A penny for your condo

Law of attraction success story: “I found my calling in radio

Law of attraction success story: “I got three job offers

Law of attraction success stories about weight loss and personal appearance

Law of attraction success story: “I lost 20kg–and found work I love

Law of attraction success story: “My skin is clear

Law of attraction success story: “I lost 70 pounds

Law of attraction success story: “I became naturally thin

Law of attraction success story: “I became lean and healthy

Law of attraction success story: “I lost 12 kilos in 3 months

Other law of attraction success stories

Law of attraction success story: “I don’t bite my nails anymore

Law of attraction success story: “Our vacation is relaxing, enjoyable and affordable

Law of attraction success story: “I got a free baseball cap

Law of attraction success story: “I manifested a Snickers bar

Law of attraction success story: “A gift from Mimi

Law of attraction success story: “I will get free food

Law of attraction success story: “It is good

Law of attraction success story: “I manifested a white feather–times 1,000

Law of attraction success story: “I have two hours to myself

Law of attraction success story: Jeanette Maw’s manifesting experiment

Law of attraction success story: “My house got clean–fast

Law of attraction success story: “I got Steve Miller tickets

Law of attraction success story: Roger Bannister’s famous run

Law of attraction success story: “I found the thumb drive I’d lost

Law of attraction success story: “I manifested Superbowl tickets

Law of attraction success story: “I have the best double stroller ever made

Law of attraction success story: “I have beautiful places to walk

Law of attraction success story: “My late friend spoke through me

Law of attraction success story: “I finally got to watch a movie

Law of attraction success story: “My law of attraction experiments

Law of attraction success story: “I manifested an orange feather

Law of attraction success story: “I found the perfect shirt

Law of attraction success story: “I have a housekeeper

Law of attraction success story: “I put the law of attraction to the test

Law of attraction success story: “I learned to love what is

Law of attraction success story: “I have two hours to myself

Law of attraction success story: “I learned meditation