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Book It… January 30, 2011

Posted by Ann Bertorelli in Self-Development.
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by zapthedingbat cclicenseflickr I’ve had this topic on my list for Sunday blogging since the first week of January but other topics have wormed their way into my brain instead. However, since nothing more compelling came up today, I’m going to offer you a list of books that I love. I’ve often recommended these books to my clients with great results.

January and February are great reading months. The fine weather does not call most of us to go outside, take a walk, garden or go to the park with the kids.So lest you find yourself with nothing to read,I’ll give you some of my favorites. God forbid you should veg out in front of the TV (not that I ever do that.)

So here goes…

Radical Forgiveness by Colin C. Tipping. I recommend this book quite often to clients (and friends). Everybody has forgiveness lessons to work on. Colin’s book offers a different take on forgiveness in the first chapter of the book which is called “Jill’s Story.” He also has developed worksheets to use to help you to move through your process. These can be found on his web site www.radicalforgiveness.com (along with “Jill’s Story” if you really search). I love Colin’s approach and have used it myself for many years. He also offers workshops and certifications in Radical Forgiveness. Here’s a quote from the book:

There is a big difference between Radical Forgiveness and all other forms of forgiveness. While Radical Forgiveness takes the position that there is nothing to forgive, all other forms of forgiveness—for which I have coined the term Mock Forgiveness—take it as a given that something wrong happened.

The Prospering Power of Love by Catherine Ponder. Ponder has been writing books for quite a while. In fact,this book was first published in 1966. She comes out of the Unity School tradition. She’s written a lot about prosperity. I like this book very much because it points to the power we have within ourselves to apply love to any situation and through that to transform outcomes. Her examples at times seem dated—she talks about ‘businessmen’ and ‘housewives’ but her ideas are enduring and inspirational. My favorite chapter is called Special Methods of Love—I. I like this chapter because she advises writing to the angel of another person when you have tried everything that you yourself can think of. And of course since I am an angel person, this resonates with me. However, I offer that this method can be useful for anyone who finds themselves in a seemingly unsolvable situation. She says

There is a special power in writing to the angel of a person you can’t help in the usual ways or with whom you cannot reason. There is something about written words of Truth that reaches to the center of reason of such a person, getting past the emotional blocks of vanity, pride, and deception, and past intellectual argument, and penetrating his or her God-self.

The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price is one of a ton of books that Price has written over the years. He is not that well known in the mainstream but people who pursue new age/metaphysical interests are quite familiar with Price’s work. This small volume was given to me by Doreen Virtue when I took her Angel Therapy Practitioner ® training in 2006. it contains a 40-day plan designed to change your consciousness about abundance in your life, thus improving that situation in your life. Doreen used the program several times—and those of you who of know her can vouch for the fact that she is a terrifically abundant person. His premise is that consciousness is the key to life and that truly, nothing is impossible.

Money is an effect. When you concentrate on the effect, you are forgetting the cause, and when you forget the cause, the effect begins to diminish…You must begin this very moment to cease believing that money is your substance, your supply, your support…Money is not—but God is!

I had intended to add a few more books to this list but I’m way beyond my preferred word count…so many books so little time. However, this ought to hold you for a day or two. Curl up and read!

—Amara

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