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Books

The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work By Donna Farhi

Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You by Benjamin W. Decker

The Daily Meditation Book of Healing by Worthy Stokes

 

Year of Saying Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Healing From Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms & Reclaiming Your Life by Jasmin Lee Cori

The Six Pillars of Self Esteem by Nathaniel Braden

Seven Practical Ways to Self-Confidence by Lilly Ann Water

The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Do Something Beautiful for God: The Essential Teachings of Mother Teresa

 

Superior Nutrition by Herbert M. Sheldon

Easy Way To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr

 

Hierarchy of Needs by Abraham Maslow’s

Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change by Don Edward Beck & Christopher C. Cowan

 

How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

See You at the Top by Zig Ziegler

The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed & Happiness by Morgan Housel

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Little Book of Value Investing by Christopher H. Browne

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

How To Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People by Les Giblin

The 5am Club by Robin Sharma

 

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

The Power is Within You by Louise Hay

Awareness by Anthony De Mello

The Art of Happiness by HH, the Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler

Matrix Energetics: The Science and Art of Transformation by Richard Bartlett

 

A Child Called ‘It’ by Dave Pelzer

Dying To Be Me Anita Moorjani

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer

The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality by Michael Talbot

 

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

Find Your Why by Simon Sinek

Expect To Win by Carla Harris

The Gospel of Thomas

Ask & It Is Given by Esther Hicks

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

A Course on Miracles by Helen Schucman

A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” by Marianne Williamson

 

Reiki BooksEssential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art by Diane Stein

Essential Psychic Healing: A complete Guide to Healing Yourself, Healing Other, and Healing Earth by Diane Stein

Essential Reiki Teaching Manual: A Companion Guide for Reiki Healers by Diane Stein

 

Crystals for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with the Power of Crystals by Karan Frazier

Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice: Working with the Chakras, Divine Archetypes, and the Five Great Elements by Candice Covington

Fasting Can Save Your Life by Herbert M. Shelton

 

Do Something Beautiful for God: The Essential Teachings of Mother Teresa

The Headless Way / The Man With No Head: The Life & Ideas of Douglas HardingLoving What Is by Byron Katie

The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Wisdom of the Ages by Dr. Wayne Dyer

You Are Here: Discovering The Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Illustrated Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Elkhart Tolle

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Elkhart Tolle

Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle

The Nature of Consciousness by Rupert Spira

Everything is Here to Help You by Matt Kahn

I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj

How To Practice Self Inquiry by Ramana Maharshi

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

 

The Love Poems of Rumi & The Spiritual Poems of Rumi by Nader Khalili

 

Movies

Lean On Me - Self-Respect

Memento - Thinking Outside The Box

Gladiator - Principles & Virtue

Billy Elliot - Freedom From Conditioning & Identity, Breaking The Cycle

Groundhog’s Day - Alignment, Selflessness & The True Nature

Blinded By The Light - The Joy of Being Life

Hoosiers - The Significance of Fundamentals, Humility, Spirit & Alignment In Leadership

The Matrix - You Are The One

The Truman Show - The Gift of The Present

K-Pax - Thought Detachment, No Mind, Consciousness

Lucy - Awareness, Awakening

Vanilla Sky - Dream Analogy

Interstellar - Love Is All

Life of Pi - The Magic & Adventure of Reality

The Pursuit of Happiness - Faith, Spirit, Undying Determination, Desire & Doubt

Rocky - All Is Possible 

Inception - Life as Your Dream

 

Teachings 

The Buddha

Jesus

Abraham Hicks

Rupert Spira

Lao Tzu

Louise Hay

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Martin Ball

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I watched Groundhog Day. Brought up some new ideas, but also discord:

 

I wonder how many days I need to finally let go those self-referential thoughts and beliefs. Seems like an impossible task, to be selfless. Seems like I can't help it but be this egocentric asshole... It just happens... Out of my control... Or maybe just beliefs.

 

Right now watching Gladiator, which seems quite good! Principles and virtue yes, but also it sparks some philosophy of society and politics in me. We have come a long journey from the ancient times and the beginning of civilization, though the basic fundamentals are the same. For me it seems we really are the hunter-gatherers and ancient romans, different only in paradigm and technology. It's all so, so fragile.

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Watching The Northman right now. https://m.imdb.com/title/tt11138512/

 

Seems pretty good from the artistic and visual standpoint. Very thought-provoking, especially if familiar with Spiral Dynamics. It demonstrates the purple and red area. Development, history, morality and ethics stand up.

 

Though I gotta give a trigger warning, it's quite violent and graphic.

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