The Best Books To Start Changing Your Life From Spirituality to Money

Do you feel like you’re on this planet tophoto
become the best you can be? Me too!

It seems like most of us these days are seeking the best wisdom to create lasting change…

But we get overwhelmed and self-help turns
into shelf-help, when it’s on the shelf it’s just
collecting dust leaving us in the dark.

This list will save you time, shed some light and take the heartache of trying to figure out where to start. I had so much fun going into my library (see pic) to give you the best of the best that changed my life.

Oh, and there are quotes to give you the flavor of each book too!

Book topics we’re covering:

Note: This list is not a full list, these are the best of my foundational books from my past and some recent reads. Some are oldies but goodies… And you will get a chance to share what books made a difference in your life in the comments below!

How I Lost My Self-Help Book Virginity on My 21st Birthday

Back in the mid 90’s for my 21st birthday I was given my first metaphysical, self-help book You Can Heal your Life by Louise Hay. I scanned it. I was a bit skeptical but I tried this one exercise and became a convert to the self-help movement.

There was one exercise in Louise’s book that totally cracked me open. It was painful. It was healing. It was exactly what I was searching for.

This Was The First Self-Help Book That Changed My Life

She said to look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself you love yourself. Out loud! I know… I’ve never ever did that in my life. So, when I looked myself in the eyes in the mirror and said, “I love you Hillary”, my voice cracked and a river of tears poured down my face.

I ached for a deeper sense of self love and got it.

My life has never been the same since. Louise is a master teacher and I’m eternally grateful her book was given to me. I consider her one of my first teachers.

I want you to get this… What you need to hear or learn will always show up when you are looking for it. You have to keep your eyes and heart open because the universe loves you.

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FYI… The authors names are linked to amazon so you can order the book. Feel free to get the kindle version, audio version, just get the wisdom you are seeking to create lasting change in your life.

Books on consciousness + the soul

Spiritual LiberationMichael Bernard Beckwith

“Each of us is an individual expression of an unfolding collective, cosmic destiny.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith

Care of the SoulThomas Moore

“In our spirituality, we reach for consciousness, awareness, and the high values; in our soulfulness, we endure the most pleasurable and the most exhausting of human experiences and emotions. – Thomas Moore

Power VS. ForceDavid R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

“Everything is part of a larger whole, everyone is involved in the evolution of the all inclusive attractor field of consciousness itself.” David R. Hawkins

Books on yoga philosophy

Poised for GraceDouglas Brooks

“The Bhagavadigita, the Song of the Blessed One is a defining moment in the history of yoga. It is a response to moral chaos; a guide for the perplexed; and prolonged meditation on the nature of God, the immortality of the Self, and the practical needs of everyday life.

Yoga SpandakarikaDaniel Odier

“Disencouragement and weariness are fruitful moments. They represent a natural pause that comes along to interrupt the course of our eagerness.” Daniele Odier

Yoga GemsGeorg Feuerstein

Yoga has produced a galaxy of extraordinary individuals who were not only spiritual giants but also philosophical and/or literary geniuses.” Georg Feuerstein

Books on health + healing

How to Heal Your LifeLouise Hay

“No matter what the problem is, our experiences are just outer effects of inner thoughts.” Louise Hay

Why People Don’t Heal and How They CanCaroline Myss, Ph.D.

“It is virtually impossible not to be influenced by a personal history of emotional or psychological wounds.” Caroline Myss

Biology of BeliefBruce H. Lipton, PH.D.

“You need more than just “positive thinking” to harness control of your body and your life. It is important for our health and well-being to shift our minds energy toward positive, life-generating thoughts and eliminate ever-present, energy-draining, and debilitating negative thoughts.” Bruce Lipton

Books (program) on relationships

The Mastery of LoveDon Miguel Ruiz

“Love has not expectations. Fear is full of expectations.” Don Miguel Ruiz

Loving What isByron Katie

“When you argue with reality, you lose- but only always.” Byron Katie

The Ultimate Relationship Program (DVD set, this changed my world + I had to share it) – Tony Robbins

Discipline One: Putting Your Lover First: It’s Not About You! Put your lover’s feelings first. when you are focusing on your pain, you are putting your own needs first.” Tony Robbins

Books on biz + creativity

Fire Starter SessionsDanielle La Porte

“Whatever is on your plate got there because you said yes to it.” Danielle LaPorte

The War of ArtSteven Pressfield

“Self-doubt can be an ally. this is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration.”

Now Discover Your StrengthsMarcus Buckingham + Donald O. Clifton
(buy this one new to take the online assessment. you can use the kindle version too!)

“You will only excel by maximizing your strengths, never your weaknesses.” Marcus Buckingham

Books on money + work + success

Busting Loose of the Money GameRobert Scheinfeld

“When you cross the Busting Loose Point, you’ve collapsed the foundational patterns that kept you locked into financial limitation.” Robert Scheinfeld

The Big LeapGay Hendricks

“Are you willing to take the Big Leap to your ultimate level of success in love, money, and creative contribution?” Gay Hendricks

The Law of Divine Compensation – Marianne Williamson

“Making love the bottom line doesn’t mean you have to give everything away or that you’ll never charge for your services. The principle of fair exchange gives love to both give and receiver.”  Marianne Williamson

Books on my night table

Wisdom of the Ennegram – Don Richard Riso + Russ Hudson
The Wounded Woman – Linda Schierse Leonard
Dear Lover – David Deida
The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau

Books I’m excited to read next (tell us what book changed your life so we can add it to the list.)

Places That Scare You – Pema Chodron
Meditation for the Love of It – Sally Kempton
May Cause Miracles – Gabby Bernstein
Double Double – Cameron Herold
A Return to Love –  Marianne Williamson
The Desire Map – Danielle LaPorte
The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
The Art of Attention – Elena Brower
Crazy Sexy Diet – Kris Carr  
Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh

What do you think about this post?

Did it hit the spot? Do you see a book or two or three that you can add to your library?

If you’re seeking resources that are not listed here please tell me below so I can give you some suggestions. (just tell me in the comments below.)

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Your Turn to Share Your Fave Book…

What is the #1 book that changed your life and why? Let us know in the comments below. (extra credit: share a quote from the book.)

I can’t wait to hear what you think and see what books you have to share with the community. I’m will add them to my books I’m excited to read list.


Your Angel of Fire,

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