When you begin on your spiritual journey, it’s not long before you realize how vast the information is to help you heal and explore your inner self. We have found the more you surround yourself with knowledge and inspiration for your spiritual journey, the deeper you are able to go and the more you’ll be able to stay centered though the ups and downs of daily life.
We rounded up our favorite inspirational and informational books to provide you with deeper insight as you journey through the spiritual realm.
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss
Summary: Doctor Caroline Myss, who has spent more than 30 years researching energy medicine, shows how every illness corresponds to a pattern of emotional and psychological stresses, beliefs, and attitudes that have influenced particular areas of the body. This book goes into great detail about how the chakra system works and corresponds to our well-being. Her personal accounts with energy healing are eye-opening and inspiring.
Ideal for: Those looking to heal emotional and physical ailments of themselves or others with the help of the chakras. It is also helpful for those who are already working on their chakra system and want to continue to unblock stuck energy.
Why we love it: It shines the light on the areas of your life that you need to enhance and proves just how important energy healing is. It offers a different perspective on how energy healing and traditional medicine can work together.
Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
Summary: Whether you’re a yogi or not, this book outlines ten guidelines to live a peaceful and harmonious life with yourself and with others. It inspires your actions, thoughts, and behaviors to direct you deeper on your spiritual journey.
Ideal for: Anyone seeking to gain more compassion, understanding, and wisdom of their life and the world around them.
Why we love it: This easy read lays out guidelines that anyone, no matter what religion or spiritual background would find appropriate to follow. Not only does it go into detail about the importance of each guideline, but also gives you exercises to practice each quality in your daily life, making it a great book for self-transformation and changing your perspective on the way you see every day life.
Love Is In the Earth Series by Melody
Summary: This series covers topics from crystals that correlate to astrological signs to how to place stones on the body, and is one of our go-to resources. The last book in the series, The Crystal and Mineral Encyclopedia, journeys through more than 1,400 crystals, cleansing techniques, elixirs, numerical vibrations and more.
Ideal for: A passionate crystal user who wants to fully understand the abilities of all crystals and wants a reference book for their current and future crystals.
Why we love it: Melody is a scientist and has extensive knowledge of the metaphysical and mineralogical world, and provides compelling evidence for her findings. Heather Askinosie personally knows Melody and has studied her works for years and favors Melody’s books for growing her crystal knowledge.
The Feng Shui Matrix: Another Way to Inherit the Earth by Kartar Diamond
Summary: This easy-to-follow- guide details some of Feng Shui’s complex ideas in a way that is welcoming even to the newest Feng Shui seekers. The solutions offered in this book are manageable, functional and also affordable, which makes it a worthwhile read. Everything from how to chose colors for rooms to
Ideal for: Beginners and seasoned Feng Shui enthusiasts will love the in-depth, yet easy to grasp concepts marked in this book. Be prepared to want to start rearranging your home in the middle of a chapter.
Why we love it: Not only does it provide solutions for getting the most energy in each room, but it also provides information on the things that creates energy for positive goals and what we’re doing that is causing negative energy to grow. Kartar Diamond studied under Feng Shui masters and was a senior graduate instructor at the American Feng Shui Institute.
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path by Jack Kornfield
Summary: Meditation master Jack Kornfield assures us that enlightenment does exist, however after we come to that realization and discovery, we have to figure out how to bring that wisdom into our daily lives.
Ideal for: Anyone who is on a spiritual journey who wants transform spiritual insights from their journey into their daily life.
Why we love it: The author uses the experiences of spiritual leaders to show how enlightenment can happen for each of us and how we can keep our newfound wisdom as we navigate the real world through emotional pain, financial hardship, sickness, loss and death.
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Astrology: The Easy Way to Learn Astrology by Kris Brandt Riske MA
Summary: Exploring the meaning of the planets, zodiac signs, houses, and how to interpret these things in your own birth chart, this book takes you on a simple, but in depth journey of astrology. The author focuses on relationships, career, and money and how to best seek each of these things in your life based on your astrology.
Ideal for: Astrology newbies looking to understand how our birthday provides insight to the events that occur in our lives.
Why we love it: The book is structured around the idea that the best way to learn astrology is to start with yourself. It takes you through a deeper understanding astrology using your own birth chart, making it easier for you to remember and understand how this forces work.
Spirity Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles by Gabby Bernstein
Summary: Gabby shares how she transformed her life from a party girl to a spiritual role model. This book acts as a guide for how you can overcome fear, change your perceptions, and create a life that is uplifting and empowering. She weaves together her personal stories and what she learned from A Course in Miracles and how to apply those principals into your own life.
Ideal for: Those looking to discover blockages in their lives and how to meditate and connect with their spirit to overcome those blockages.
Why we love it: Gabby is such a relatable person, and she opens up her heart so we can feel deeply connected to her story and wisdom. She inspires us throughout her book, and also in her daily life. In this book, she makes spirituality accessible to everyone.