7 Books To Support You In Trusting Your Deepest Desires & Passions and Begin Stepping Into A Big
The summer is a great time to dream, play, explore, and allow yourself to reconnect to the wonderful possibilities within you. A fun and easy way to do this is with a great book that's an easy read, filled with stories and tips that inspire and help you peel back the layers of YOU and slowly begin taking the limits off your life.
Here's my list of a few recommended gems for you to dig into as you savor the magic of summer.
1. I Will Not Die An Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose And Passion by Dawna Markova
This book jumped off the shelf to me in a quaint little bookstore inside the Cincinnati airport and right into my heart and life. It's a powerful call to action for your life and teaches you how to navigate your life from the inside out. It takes you on a wonderful journey and invites you to reignite the fire in your heart...to live on purpose, accepting nothing less.
2. The Game Of Life And How To Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn
Written in 1925, this book is a super-power classic that reminds you of the astonishing power you have within you and how to actively engage it to create success in your life. It's spiritually based and one of the most compelling works on the prospering power of the mind. It's a super quick read full of timeless gems to take your life to new unimagined levels.
This book helps you lay out the road map for the discovery of your true purpose. You'll gain practical proven methods that help you connect to your deepest truth. What I love most is that it speaks to you wherever you are, whether you're a free thinker and spiritually focused or very practical and logical in your approach to life. There are strategies for everyone that are simple, direct, and life transforming.
4. The Invitation by Oriah
I love Oriah. I call this book "a gift for the soul." The Invitation is a declaration of intent, a map into the longing of the soul, the desire to live passionately, face-to-face with ourselves and skin-to-skin with the world around us. It opens the door to a new way of life - a way of intimacy, honesty, and peace with ourselves and others. It's an invitation to open up to a more meaningful life.
5. Your Heart's Desire: Instructions For Creating The Life You Really Want by Sonia Choquette
In this book, Sonia, a nationally renowned intuitive and spiritual teacher, guides you step-by-step through the nine universal principles for creating your dreams. She shows you how coordinating your conscious desires with your subconscious beliefs and accessing your intuition help you tap into the natural power you have to create in your life. I love it because it's a fun read, chock full of information on how to really step up and create your deepest heart's desires.
6. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
In this book, Elizabeth does an incredible job teaching us how to live fully as creatives. She shows us how to answer the inner call to create as a way of life without the fear. I could not put this book down. I love the way she discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. She reminds us that the work wants to be made, and that it wants to be made through us. This book is a beautiful beacon of light for creatives and anyone driven by an inner call much greater than themselves.
7. Conscious Living: How To Create A Life Of Your Own Design by Gay Hendricks
This book is a bit of a deeper read centered on helping you step into a bigger you. I felt led to include it here because the biggest obstacles I've seen in creatives and entrepreneurs that block lasting fulfillment and success is a lack of self-love and worthiness. Gay does a great job of raising awareness of these foundational necessities along with ways to strengthen them. He helps us overcome obstacles and fears and awaken to our own creativity.
Now, I'd love to hear from you! What books have you found that really supported you in trusting and honoring your deepest desires and passions? We can all benefit from your sharing. Leave your comments below.
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