Many of my clients often ask me what books I would recommend for them to read when they feel low, depressed or without a sense of direction in their life. I have a few favourite authors that I always go back to when I feel unbalanced or ungrounded and in need of a good reminder of the meaning and purpose of life. As I am writing this blog, we are in the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic and many people are suffering mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I am writing this in the hope that if it is your case, you will find comfort in the messages contained in the books that I recommend below.
Three of my favourite authors include Neal Donald Walsh, famous for his 4 books titled “Conversations with God”, Anita Moorjani (“Dying to be Me”) and Eckhart Tolle (“The Power of Now”).
At the age of 50, Neal went through a major life crisis that brought him to his knees to the point where he ended up living on the street for one year. He lost his family, his job, his money and he broke his neck in a car accident. In desperation, he decided to write an angry letter to God in the middle of the night, asking what on earth he had done to deserve such a life of struggle and above all, were there any rules to this game called Life? To his surprise, his pen began moving on its own and he started receiving the most profound answers to all of his questions, one by one. There followed four books containing the most profound wisdom and truths about relationships, money, power, children, life work, health, the hereafter, war, peace, the visible, the invisible, the mind, thoughts, feelings etc. Neal had so many questions that we all ask ourselves which is why I love his books. The answers received actually make sense but what I like is that Neal always recommend to trust our intuition about everything that comes through him. If something doesn’t feel right, then we should not embrace it. I have personally got many new answers and also confirmations of things that I had felt over the years.
Anita Moorojani is an Indian lady who had a near death experience at the age of 36 when she was admitted to hospital for stage 4 cancer. Not expected to survive the night, she laid in her hospital bed surrounded by her husband and her mum when she felt her spirit escape her body and go to the spiritual world where she was greeted by her dad and her best friend, who both had passed over the previous few years. She then received the most profound clarifications about her life, why she had got sick with cancer, how to change her perception of life and her day to day behaviour etc. She was given the option to come back to Earth with a new Earthly mission which would be revealed to her in due course. As she truly loved her husband and mother, she decided to come back and within 6 weeks, her cancer had completely disappeared to the amazement and disbelief of all the doctors and medical specialists that were treating her. In her book, she relates every single detail of her experience and how it helped her conquer all fear in her life from then on. Her story is truly inspirational and really helps us to change our own behaviour and perceptions when confronted with day to day events.
Eckhart Tolle is another author that I am rediscovering right now. His biggest message is to live in the now as this is all we have. The past and the future do not exist. We are constantly in an everlasting present moment. As he says “All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present”; “Anxiety, tension, stress and worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances are caused by too much future and not enough presence”. He believes that a state of consciousness totally free of all negativity is possible. Eckhart gives us ways to master our own time-bound mind in his book and achieve peace in the present moment.