Below is a list of reading materials I have found helpful from authors I respect as leaders in the field. I recommend them as a resource to help you on your own journey or purely for interest’s sake – Jude.
Jude Tasker, Director Breaking the Iceberg.
Dr. Joe Dispenza, neuroscientist, chiropractor and bestselling author of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and You are the Placebo. I like Dr Joe’s approach because he researches how people can apply the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics to not only heal illness but also to enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life. Dr Joe is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities.
Here is the description of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself from Book Depository:
You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Dr Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology and genetics to show you what is truly possible. Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in “any” area of your life. Dr Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, an internationally recognised leader in bridging science and spirit and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief. I like Dr Lipton’s description of the differences between the conscious and subconscious minds and his leading-edge work in epigenetics. We are not victims of our genes!
Here is the description of The Biology of Belief from Book Depository:
Through the research of Dr Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humour, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionising our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.
Dr. Lissa Rankin, a physician and the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. I like her work because she marries the best of Western medicine with mind-body approaches scientifically proven to activate the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms.
Here is the description of Mind Over Medicine from Book Depository:
In clinical trials, it’s called the placebo effect. But patients treated with placebos don’t just feel better. It’s not just ‘in their heads’. They can heal their bodies by healing their thoughts. For years, pioneers in the medical community have been extolling the virtues of the mind’s power to heal the body. Their insights into the connection between our thoughts and emotions and our physiological states have long been dismissed as quackery, pseudoscience and shams, but today, there is scientific evidence that we can self-heal – and in some special cases cure – illness and disease. Western-trained integrative physician and obstetrics and gynaecology doctor Lissa Rankin, pored over hundreds of objectively evaluated, peer-reviewed studies from medical journals to find proof that the mind can heal the body. In this book, Mind Over Medicine, she shares some of these extraordinary cases, as well as stories of hope and spontaneous healing from her own practice. She also guides you through the process of uncovering where things might be out of whack in your life – spiritually, creatively, environmentally, in your professional and personal relationships – so that you can create a customised treatment plan aimed at bolstering all of these health-promoting aspects of your life. By expanding your definition of health and healing, you can diagnose the real reason you’re sick and suffering, as well as find new ways to improve your health and boost your vitality.
Eckhart Tolle, internationally renowned author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. I like Eckhart Tolle’s explanation of the constant chatter that goes on in our minds and how to quieten the dialogue and therefore still the mind.
Here is the description of A New Earth from Amazon:
Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth will be a cornerstone for personal spirituality and self-improvement for years to come, leading readers to new levels of consciousness and inner peace. Taking off from the introspective work The Power of Now, which is a number one bestseller and has sold millions of copies worldwide, Tolle provides the spiritual framework for people to move beyond themselves in order to make this world a better, more spiritually evolved place to live. Shattering modern ideas of ego and entitlement, self and society, Tolle lifts the veil of fear that has hung over humanity during this new millennium, and shines an illuminating light that leads to happiness and health that every reader can follow.
Anita Moorjani, internationally renowned author of Dying to be Me. I like Anita’s viewpoint, that we all have the inner power and wisdom to overcome life’s most adverse situations, and she’s the living proof of this possibility.
Here is a description of Dying to be Me from Amazon:
In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks—without a trace of cancer in her body! Within these pages, Anita recounts stories of her childhood in Hong Kong, her challenge to establish her career and find true love, as well as how she eventually ended up in that hospital bed where she defied all medical knowledge. As part of a traditional Hindu family residing in a largely Chinese and British society, Anita had been pushed and pulled by cultural and religious customs since she was a little girl. After years of struggling to forge her own path while trying to meet everyone else’s expectations, she had the realization, as a result of her epiphany on the other side, that she had the power to heal herself . . . and that there are miracles in the Universe that she’d never even imagined. In Dying to Be Me, Anita freely shares all she has learned about illness, healing, fear, “being love” and the true magnificence of each and every human being! This is a book that definitely makes the case that we are spiritual beings having a human experience . . . and that we are all One!
Gregg Braden, internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom and the real world and best selling author of Deep Truth. For more than 27 years Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today.
Here is the description of Deep Truth from Book Depository:
When new discoveries cast doubt on existing beliefs, it’s time to rethink the beliefs! A new world is emerging before our eyes, while the unsustainable world of the past struggles to continue. Both worlds reflect the beliefs of our past. Both exist – but only for now. Which world do you choose? Bestselling author and visionary scientist Gregg Braden suggests that the hottest issues that divide us – seemingly separate concerns such as war, terror, abortion, suicide, genocide, the death penalty, poverty, economic collapse, and nuclear war – are actually related. They all stem from the false assumptions of an outdated science, assumptions that have brought us to the brink of disaster and the loss of all that we cherish as a civilisation. Deep Truth reveals compelling evidence that: evolution alone does not explain our existence; we’ve been on Earth much longer than acknowledged by conventional history; we’re ‘wired’ for peace, not war; and, we’re at a pivotal tipping point in our existence. These discoveries give us the reasons to think differently about ourselves. With that difference, the solutions become obvious, and the choices become clear! Gregg Braden brings together the inspiring messages from all his previous visionary work into one cohesive vision for the future of mankind.