“Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.”
~Marianne Williamson, Inspirational Author
This article is a repost from our old blog – originally dated January 2009.
Wow. A new year already. The numerology seems to suggest that this year will be the beginning of a new life, for everyone.
Sorry it’s been a while since I posted, my focus has finally shifted wholeheartedly to writing my book and I am finding it hard to concentrate on the blog articles at present.
But this one, or perhaps the invitation for this one, simply arrived in my scope of vision. A relative of mine asked for a bit more info on intuitive development which made me realize that this is indeed most likely to be what draws people to this blog. It is not just simply my stories of spirituality and psychic experiences, but a desire to have these things become an integral part of your own lives.
Now, this person asked for more info on developing intuition. I, of course, read way too much into things and become over excited, always wanting to help increase the vibration of this planet by guiding others to spiritual awareness and enlightenment. (Total Light-worker Syndrome.)
Anyhow. I have decided to create a multi-approach and multi-subject list of good reading materials for moving you along your path toward intuitive abilities and spiritual awareness.
There are beginner, intermediate and advanced books here. They deal with many facets of energy and spiritual awareness. Some will be too weird or too heavy for the absolute beginner. This does not, however, preclude you from being able to read them. The beauty of reading in these subject areas is that you know when you are ready for a book, by whether or not you like and understand what you are reading when you pick it up.
This is about intuitive development so, as Serge suggested while I was writing this, just scan the list of subjects and titles. Use your own intuitive vibe to choose which few books you’d like to read first. Then see where that reading leads you to next. I suppose you could call this “going with the flow.” When something is right, you just know.
My belief is that two things are essential to the development of intuitive gifts:
1) Meditation, lots of it, in many and any forms.
2) A shift in awareness, a willingness to look at things from a new point-of-view, I would call this “mindfulness,” the act of becoming consciously aware of all the multitude of things that we do mindlessly in our modern world. (Such as speaking, eating, bathing, buying, judging others and being entertained externally, in ways that disengage us from our spirit and our environment.)
Have a look below and see how you can begin developing the necessary spiritual awareness to connect you to our natural energies and intuitive abilities…
The Power of Now
The Book of Secrets
There is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem
A New Earth
Being in Balance: 9 Principles for Creating Habits to Match Your Desires
The Way of the Wizard
**Awakening: A Daily Guide to Conscious Living
**Meditations: Creative Visualization and Meditation Exercises to Enrich Your Life
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Meditation for Beginners
**The Miracle of Mindfulness
How to Meditate: An Illustrated Guide to Calming the Mind and Relaxing the Body
Teach Yourself to Meditate in 10 Simple Lessons
From the blog front page, if you want more topics and materials click here:
Audiobooks & Meditations (these are a mix of the subjects throughout this post)
**Unlocking Your Intuitive Power: How to Read the Energy of Anything
Developing Intuition: Practical Guidance for Daily Life
Guided Meditations: For Calmness, Awareness, and Love
**Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Stress Reduction and Creative Meditations
The Essence of Being in Balance
**Meditations for a New Earth
Spiritual Growth: Vol 1 Raising Your Vibration
Spiritual Growth: Vol 2 Being Your Higher Self
Becoming an Intuitive Healer: A Professional Development Course for Health Practitioners
Guided Visualization Series Vol. 1
Living the Light Body
**How to Meditate with Pema Chodron: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind
Earth Spirituality (ie. Paganism, Native Ways and Wicca) * I am in no way stating that this spirituality is the only path to developing psychic skills, only that its openness to individualization and its balance between masculine and feminine divinity has led me to my own development of these innate gifts.*
Contemporary Paganism: Listening People, Speaking Earth
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
The Elements of Natural Magic
The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess
Spirit of the Witch
*Advanced Subjects Are Below: if you do not believe that everything is pure energy and that kind, thinking extra-terrestrial and non-physical light beings and ascended masters can communicate spiritually relevant insights to us, you will probably be put off by these items and may want to wait until your are further along your path of awakening before you check them out.*
Hermetics & Power of Intention
The Kybalion: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent
Path of Alchemy: Energetic Healing & the World of Natural Magic
The Law of Attraction
The New Hermetics: 21st Century Magick for Illumination
**Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field
Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine
Intuitive Wellness: Using Your Body’s Inner Wisdom to Heal
Plant Spirit Shamanism: Traditional Techniques for Healing the Soul
True Balance: A Commonsense Guide for Renewing Your Spirit
Energy Work: The Secret of Healing and Spiritual Development
Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness
There are of course many more specific and advanced subjects that people may choose to study, or may naturally develop, along their own path of intuitive development and spiritual awakening. These include, by aren’t limited to, Astral Projection, Trance Channeling, Aura Reading, High Magic, Astrology, Divination, Herbal Medicine, Yoga, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Feng Shui, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy and many others.
However, many spiritually aware people are happy to just develop an intuitive relationship with their spirit guides and their higher self. This is what enriches life and makes it a full and rewarding experience. All else is just icing on the spiritual cake.
To my relative who inspired this informative post, I love you. I love you not just because you are family, I love you because I know the curiosity, and joy, and excitement, and trepidation, that run through you when you begin looking into the limitless and beautiful world of things that can be felt but are unseen. I want you to know that I will help in any way that I can. And I love you because, in general, I aspire to love all people, and I can see how we are all one, at all times, no matter the form or the circumstance.
I am not yet completely altruistic. I don’t claim to be a bodhisattva, to have achieved Buddha mind, I am far too opinionated on world matters and personal behaviors to be that yet. But I am sending light energy and peaceful support to all spiritual seekers in this changeable place that we call Earth.