Explore Your Self:  Mind, Body & Soul

The most exciting journey you will ever take is the one to discover who you really are and just how many amazing things you are capable of.

- Barbara Wren, Cellular Awakening

"The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle's approach is to use somatic (body) awareness to focus on the felt-sense in your body, which keeps your attention on this present moment. In fact there's more to it than that, he also explains how our mind keeps distracting us from the present, and we have to take action to break this pattern if we want to experience peace.

This is for the simple reason that we experience peace in the present moment whereas our mind lives on 'psychological time' - continously searching the past and the future, but rarely here, now. If we are to experience the peace that is the innate truth at the core of our being, we have to become fully present in each moment. As Eckhart Tolle says, nothing is ever really that bad in this present moment. Whatever is happening now, we can usually deal with it whereas is isn't possible to manage something that is in our past, because it is gone. Neither can we manage the future, because it isn't here. So all we have left to do, is whatever is happening right now.

"Loving What Is" by Byron Katie

Four simple questions that are invaluable for 'checking' your own mind. Most of the time the stress that we experience on a daily basis is the result of thoughts that we habitually think, that go unchallenged. For example "There isn't enough time" or "I shouldn't have to do this". They usually aren't strictly true, but we don't realize this until we challenge them. Our stress arises from our acting as if they are true.

Byron Katies four questions might be simple, but when applied diligently they have a remarkable potential for reducing stress and bringing you to inner peace. Highly recommended.

"A Path With Heart" by Jack Kornfield

This book is one of the best practical guides to meditation and spiritual practice that I have ever read. I highly recommend it for beginners and experienced meditators alike. I always have a copy with me (albeit in digital format!) and refer to it often. When I'm feeling in particular need of guidance it is wonderful to open it randomly and read.

Jack Kornfield was a buddhist monk in Thailand and a student of Ajahn Chah. On his return to the USA he discovered that in spite of being able to peacefully meditate in the monastery, his 'everyday' problems hadn't gone away and were waiting to be dealt with upon his return. This is an important spiritual lesson that we must all face sooner or later: that dealing with our everyday problems, human frailties and vulnerability, is part of the path. We cannot use spirituality to escape our issues. How we confront and deal with our basic human problems, with love and compassion for ourselves, becomes our path.

"NOW Discover Your Strengths"

It's official: YOU MATTER

(In ways you can't possibly imagine!) This invaluable book and online test reveal unique talents that distinguish you from thousands of other people. Take the test now and discover strengths you never knew you had. Highly Recommended.

Note: This is one book where you DON'T want a used copy. In each book is a unique code that you will use for your online test. You need a new copy so you have your own code.

"Cellular Awakening" by Barbara Wren

This book is ahead of it's time. During a period of my life when I was suffering from very poor health - including Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COAD) which at that time was said to be 'incurable' - it was following Barbara Wren's dietary advice that set me back on the road to good health and well-being. Her ideas and methods might seem controversial to some people, but time will tell as people increasingly try these methods and discover for themselves the effectiveness of her approach. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

If you suffer from any chronic illness it might be helpful to take the ideas in this book into consideration, and trust what resonates for you. I didn't resonate with her ideas on colonics, enemas and urine tasting, and so never tried them. What I can say from my experience is that the nutritional advice alone, and following nature's cycles was effective enough to support my health enormously.

Barbara Wren is the founder of the College of Natural Nutrition and has been teaching and lecturing for the past 27 years, showing people a different approach to healing through nutrition and healing techniques.

"The Natural Bliss of Being"

by Jackson Peterson

I cannot recommend this book highly enough for those who are serious about the spiritual journey of self-exploration, and wish to understand the true nature of reality (including ourselves).

The author describes the purpose and outcomes of spiritual practice with crystal clarity and with the rare ability to skilfully cut through the external differences between different religious traditions to get to the essence of what spiritual practice is really all about.

Highly recommened as an essential guide and companion for our journey of self-exploration. This book should be on the coffee-table of every serious seeker of real wisdom

"In The Light of A New Day"

by Anya Sophia Mann

I'm very happy to present this little book of wisdom written by my good friend and mentor Anya Sophia Mann. People often ask me how I come to understand Soul Astrology in the way that i do. Well yes I do have som great Master Astrologers as teachers, but what has been even more important than that is that I have been blessed to work with a Master Intuitive who has shown me how to open my percpetion to subtler and sibtler forms of energy. It is only when we develop our intuition to a high degree that Soul Astrology, and undestanding of the deeper esoteric meanings of astrology becomes possible.

Master Astrologer Alan Oken describes intuition as "our ability to perceive the quality of energy". For anyone wanting to understand esoteric and Soul Astrology in any depth, I highly recommend you buy Anya's books and become familiar with her work. She will show you how to developyour intuition to a degree you possibly never imagined!

If you are serious about astrology, you need to access your intuition 100%!

"Gems for YOU (Book 1)"

by Anya Sophia Mann

Again I'm very happy to present more wisdom written by my good friend and mentor Anya Sophia Mann.

Anya sends out a daily Gem of Wisdom every day to her email list (click HERE and sign up to receive a Daily Gem from Anya).

In this book she has taken 32 Gems, expounded on them, and also provided a question to ponder with an example, so it becomes a practical tool for personal and spiritual growth.

Let these Gems of wisdom guide you on a daily basis.

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