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Your spirit is from all YOUR years before and what you have


learned and the knowledge YOU gain in YOUR Life’s lessons.


Here are some of the


most influential spiritual books in the last 50 years and


some of them I have read over and over to gain insight and some


of them I will read in the future but I always want to go to the next


level –and I know that by learning and knowledge I can always


do that.


  1. The Secret


Rhonda Byrne


Law of Attraction


Asking for what you want


Believing in what you want


And being open to receiving it


Reader can shift their perspective



  1. The Alchemist


Paulo Coelho


Shepherd journeys to Egypt pyramids to find treasure


Lessons of discovery of your personal legend,


Being your one true purpose


And understanding omens



  1. The Art of Happiness:  A handbook for Living


Howard Cutler


Importance and attainability of happiness in everyday living


The purpose of life is to find happiness, which is determined


by one’s mental state, despite outside circumstances


No spiritual rules or religious guidelines



  1. The Celestine Prophecy


James Redfield


Part adventure and part new age spiritual novel


Journey through Peru as he uncovers nine spiritual insights.


Shifting a person’s perspective



  1. A New Earth

Eckhart Tolle


Reducing the ego


Ego source of all inner and outer conflicts


Awakened consciousness



  1. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success




Importance of success in life


Happiness and realization of goals, success is not limited


to wealth


Vedic teachings and presents them to a western audience.



  1. The Road Less Traveled


Psychiatrist M. Scott Peck


Attributes that makes a fulfilled human being


Discipline, Love, and Grace



  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull


Richard Bach


Different than other gulls


Devastated that he was outcast from group.


Moved him to higher plane


To all of us who refuse to conform


Teaching love, forgiveness, and how to reach YOUR


true potential



  1. Eat, Pray, Love; One Woman’s Search for Everything


Across Italy, India and Indonesia


Elizabeth Gilbert


After bitter divorce, went on holiday to Italy


Italy to eat good food


India to learn about spirituality


Bali for balance and love


She was in a tremendous amount of pain but ended as


a balanced and loving human



  1. Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man and


Life’s Greatest Lesson


Mitch Abom


Interviews with Morrie Schwartz, former professor dying of


of Lou Gehrig’s disease


Ideas of accepting and giving love


Nurturing values



  1. The Four Agreements:  A Practical Guide to


Personal Freedom


Don Miguel Ruiz


Ancient Toltec wisdom


Be impeccable with your word


Do not take anything personally


Do not make assumptions


Always do your best


Added a 5th– be skeptical but learn to listen



  1. Siddhartha


Herman Hesse


Journey o young Nepalese man during the time of


Buddha, and his quest to find spiritual enlightenment.


Found spiritual fulfillment in a much simpler way that


the way proposed by all of the world’s wise men.




I have read most of the above books since the 1980’s when


I also went through a devastating divorce.  I was in my 40’s and


had no professional skills and was raised by controlling mother


and married a controlling man so I had no idea who I was as


a single parent, let alone who was I as a person.


There are many other books I have read that have added to my


Spirituality but all of them have been wonderful for ME in my Spiritual walk













Always be Proactive



There is nothing wrong with having fun, being with family and


Friends.  We have to be careful about how much we do





Especially if you believe you may have any addictions


There are many issues that can become addictions besides


Alcohol and drugs (illegal or legal).


There is:








Loosing weight











There is almost everything that can become addictions.



It is about a sense of self and the way you live your life.  You can


Determine importance not only by how much you are doing it, but


how much you are letting other things go that needs to be done.


also by how much you are not doing other things.







There is nothing wrong engaging in pleasurable activity but there


Is a line between activity and addiction when the activity that is?


positive or neutral takes a decidedly negative turn.


Different families have weakened genes and DNA that if


A person takes recreational pot that can be a door to more drugs:


Meth, cocaine, heron, a murid number of things.  Take myself,


My family has a lot of alcoholism and drug addictions so I treat


myself very gingerly about drinking and have never put drugs into


my body.  I know I have a very addictive personality, and whether


it is drinking or food I am addictive.



Is what you are doing is causing a disruption in your life then you


need to address the issue.



I am very careful how much I drink – 1-2 glasses of wine is


my limit and usually only 1 or 2 times a year I will have wine


at home by myself.


Any addiction is a behavior that controls you.  Usually people


that have addictions do not like to be controlled but cannot


understand how much they are being controlled by their




Change is the most important thing in YOUR life-and it is


sometimes the hardest thing to do but DO IT.


What Life expects from YOU does not happen unless you are


willing to make those big changes that need to be done.

We all have issues, we all probably have some kind of addictions


that maybe we are not alcoholic – there are so many other kinds


of addictions.


Address those issues or addictions – make the necessary




Be courageous, be strong, be brave.  Use all YOUR good


energies you can dig up out of SELF.


Any addiction is a behavior that control YOU


Your impulses,


Your Pleasures


Your anxieties


Your fears


Your preferences


These take center stage over YOUR better judgment or reasoned




If you believe you are struggling with an addiction that is


Negatively impacting the quality and health of your life, it may be


Time to seek assistance from a professional.

Addition typically masks an underlying problem that the person


Does not want acknowledge or deal with.  Aa you well know, it is


Really not helpful to tell the person “You have a problem in your


Thinking.”  Instead, much better to acknowledge the suffering and


Build a level of trust until the person is willing to discuss it, and if


Not then jut let it go.  Convincing people that they have a thinking


Defect is extremely damaging (if they actually believe it) and sets


Them up for abuse and exploitation.










YOUR mind has walls that have been built up since you were

In womb and the nutrients, thoughts from your parents and your

environment.  Be open and mindful of what goes into YOUR

mind.  Put the powerful, encouraging and empowering thoughts

and words into YOU.  YOUR life will change for the better.


Thank the universe, God, the life you have been given, and

be thankful for the days you are here.


Think SELF first because the more you are mindful of SELF

the more you can do for family and friends.


Think big, think grand for SELF and be thankful and grateful.

Do not live with rose-colored glasses on so think for yourself

on subjects important to YOU.  There are always a PRO and

CON thought on every subject – take the subject important to

you and do the research on that subject so you are clear in

YOUR mind.


When my sister had been given 2 weeks to live she and I were

talking and she said she wished she would have done more

with her life because she knew she could have.  I told her “I

knew she could have also”.  The reason she did not do more

with her life is because:

She would have had to ponder about SELF

She would have had to learn about SELF

She would want to expand SELF

She would have had to step out of SELF

She would have had to work on SELF

She would have had to encourage SELF

She would have to empower SELF

She would have to learn new things for SELF

She would have had to read non-fiction for SELF


Because I knew my sister well – those are the things I

observed from childhood.

For myself, I work on all those items all the time.

Life is difficult, Life is not easy, Life can be wonderful,

Life is not stressful when SELF is in control of SELF


The following are some recommendations that may help SELF

  1. Turn off the TV
  2. Join a new group for different thoughts
  3. Never complain or whine
  4. Smile going into the store
  5. Do not talk about others
  6. Listen to YOUR inner self
  7. Take a new class at Kahn Academy-FREE
  8. Do not be jealous, be thankful for other’s success

I do not even like to blog about negatives – it puts too much

negative energy into the universe when we want it all to

be positive energy


If you have had trauma or tragedies – which most of us have

had those in some part of our lifetime.  The best way to help in

those times-those times may last years – but lithium orates will

help with that, good nutrition, and exercise also will help, along

with meditating and prayer.  Work every day working out of

the mind set from traumas and tragedies.  It is not easy and it

does not happen in 1 or 2 days.  But there is light at the end of

the tunnel when YOU are consistent with working on SELF.

Forgiveness is one of the best tools in YOUR toolbox.

Forgiveness of SELF and then everyone else.


 It does help the Spirit every day
Woman in prayer
Spirit will help you put one foot in front of the other when YOU have a loss or grief.  YOUR Spirit will lift you up to move ahead with this loss or grief.  Sometimes, it may not be today or tomorrow but YOUR Spirit is there to help and lift you up to start the new day.
Grief can be from anything, and it takes SELF to get through it – everyone gets through grief on their own time schedule and it is not always easy.  But YOUR spirit is there to help you through it to the good side.