Hola gorgeous souls,
Recently my mama came to visit. Since her spiritual awakening six months ago, it’s amazing to see just how my mama’s life has changed. She’s always been beautiful, passionate, inspiring, creative & amazing – but walking her spiritual path has made her more peaceful, calm, happier and powerful. It’s like another rainbow coloured light is shining in her now.
A big part of her awakening & journey has been books. Along the way, my love & I have been recommending her the must-read books for the beginning (and continuing) of her spiritual journey. And because I’m such a rabid-book-recommender-and-lover, I thought it would be gorgeous to share our list with you.
1. The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
When I was 17, I was at a boarding school. One of my closest friends was the boarding headmistress. One day, after one of our long talks about philosophy, life, love and spirit, she said: “I’m going to give you a book. It changed my life, and it will change yours too.” That book was The Celestine Prophecy.
When I first started reading it, I didn’t understand *why* it was so important. I thought it was just an adventure story. And then the story unfolded. And things started making sense. And my whole world shifted a little after reading it. I realised other people were thinking the same as I was. Synchronicity started happening, awakening started happening. And I began living The Celestine Prophecy, learning the insights one by one.
It’s a profound book – and was a catalyst for me to understand and become open about my spirituality.
2. Way of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
I read this book only a couple of years after The Celestine Prophecy. Like The Prophecy, The Way is written as an adventure novel. It’s the story of an overachiever (which I just don’t connect with at all… *cough cough*) who gets a wake up call. But those kind of wake up calls that wake you up, in the way you were meant to be.
I gave this book to my dad in law as a gift, and he really adored it too. It’s one of those rare kinds of books that both gods and goddesses can really relate to and connect with.
4. The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
This little book is a guidebook for living. In terms of practical spirituality, this would be the best book I’ve ever read. It works on the principle that all you need to do is make four agreements with your own beautiful self.
When I first read this book, all I could think was:
This is it. If I don’t ever read another spiritual book in my life, that would be fine. This is all I’m going to need.
It’s one of those books I keep on coming back to.
My love is very choosy when it comes to wisdom. He also has the four agreements printed out and hanging beside his bed. That’s how much he listens to it.
It is simple wisdom – simple wisdom really is the best.
5. You can heal your life – Louise Hay
If you need healing with a shot of positivity, Louise Hay’s wildly popular You can heal your life is it. I always, ALWAYS recommend getting the full colour gift version. It heals with colour *and* words – and as you can probably guess from the state of this website, colour is important to me.
I find myself nibbling on this book, and reading it when I need it. It’s the manual for healing physical ailments through positive thinking, and it’s just all round wonderful.
Last year, me and my dear friend Sone had a spontaneous adventure and met Louise Hay at the Australian premiere of the You can heal your life movie. Louise is now in her eighties – and she is a living light of her work. After meeting her I became even more enamoured with her work. Holy amaze-me.
6. Succulent Wild Woman – SARK
Oh helloooo! Every single woman on this planet needs to read a SARK book. Men too, but women first.
If you haven’t read a SARK book yet, you need to go out and get one.right.now. They will change your life. They are rainbow and radiant and lush and loving and a huge, crazy, beautiful blessing. The.Best.
Succulent Wild Woman is where I recommend people start, but really, any SARK book is stunningly delicious and it’s like trying to pick which miracle is bigger.
7. Earth Angels– Doreen Virtue
This book is tiny. And a whole lot of Ah-ha! for the right people. If you’ve ever wanted to know what kind of earth angel you are, this is the book for you.
It was a whole lot of Ah-ha! for me. It might be for you too.
For me, it gave me a framework to look at my own gifts, and also re-understand my hard bits. They all have their reasons for being there, and Earth Angels gave me a whole lot of insight for me into why they are there and how to work with them.
Love, love, love it.
8. I need your love – is that true? – Byron Katie
When I travelled around India for a month with my love & my family, I carried two books. I can’t remember what the other one was, because the Byron Katie book was all I read. And re-read. And thumbed over again & again.
If you are in mental suffering over anything, Byron Katie is the woman to turn to. Her Work is clear, concise, easy and immensely powerful. Check out some of her videos to see what I mean!
9. Women who run with the wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I have a confession to make. I am up to page 26 in Women Who Run With The Wolves. It has taken me years to get there. And those 26 pages were enough for this book to become one of my top ten books.
It’s crazy wild woman powerful and holy dinger energy shifting.
I count this book as being one of my “life’s journeying books” – in the right time, in the right place, I’ll read more. All I need right now is those 26 pages.
And where would we be without me fondly recommending my own turquoise love letter to the world?
It’s everything every woman must know…
A must read for all…you will be transformed!
– Earth Angel
From the moment I started reading this book I was uplifted. Leonie has exactly the word ALL women everywhere need to hear. A beautiful, wondrous book. After reading it myself I’ve purchased several more for the important women in my life!
Every woman needs this book!
I thoroughly loved this book. I read it from cover to cover without putting it down. It touched me in so many ways. It even moved me to tears, which is rare!
– Linda Ursin
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Big book-smelling hugs,