The holidays are upon us, and as always I am very grateful for YOU the readers, and all the authors who inspire us on our spiritual journeys.
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Following are many of the favorite books I’ve reviewed this year. The authors have been kind enough to donate their paperbacks, so the winners of the HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY will have a bevy of books as New Year inspiration or to gift to just the right family member or friend.
To be entered to win, please comment with a wish for the world in 2018. Be sure to enter your email address so that I may contact you if you win. If you’d rather comment anonymously, send your comment to Becca@theChakras.org to enter.
On December 10, my son will draw the names of the two lucky winners who will each receive several books in time for Christmas.
Here are some of the books you can win:
Cristina Smith has donated her books in the Yoga for the Brain Series including The Word Search Sage, and The Word Search Oracle. These puzzle books offer a creative, fun, meditative respite from the busy chatter of the mind… while flexing your brain.
These books combine fun word games with profound insights, and are remarkable tools for spiritual development and self-realization.
The subtitle of Joy! Joy! Joy! says it all: 7 Mind Body Spirit Self-Help Practices to Relieve Stress, Reverse Memory Loss and Live Happy – I Did It! You Too Can Bust the Blues. Ellen Wood shares how she transformed her many physical and emotional problems to remain peaceful and joyous by making these practices into daily habits: observing your thoughts, releasing toxic emotions, using affirmations, power posing, dry skin brushing skin, meditating and doing good for others.
A Few Minor Adjustments is the tongue-in-cheek title of Cherie Kephart’s memoir of surviving undiagnosed illness. It is an astonishing story of how many of our modern diseases (such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Epstein-Barr virus and Lyme disease) can easily go undiagnosed or disregarded.
Kephart’s account of her own incredible journey to find life-saving answers should inspire anyone to continue to fight on all levels – physical, mental and spiritual – to heal.
IMPLICIT: Soul Invictus contains both wildly imaginative stories of a woman’s many incarnations, worlds, and adventures, and a profound discussion on the meaning of life, love and forgiveness.
Maya Lee is a law professor holding a grudge, but as we follow her soul through many other incarnations in both ancient and modern times and places, a theme emerges – about forgiveness, about love, about what is real and what isn’t.
How can a book of poetry bring magic into your life? Louis Alan Swartz has done this, writing of life and death in a way that stirs your soul and makes your heart sing in Magic Realized and Other Poems on the Human Spirit. Reading this volume from beginning to end, you feel like you’ve had a glimpse of a blessed life, as the author touches on Love and Marriage; Children; Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Mothers and Fathers; Human Sanctity; Aesthetics; Ideas, Images, and Places; and Death, the Spirit and Immortality.
Are you living the life that you truly want? We ALL need to improve certain areas of our lives, but HOW? In Joyful Transformation, Debra Meehl, D.D., and Kristin Smith, L.C., help you figure out what you want to do differently and how to more easily make that happen.
The 22 Keys to Reclaiming Your Authenticity contains offer a holistic, positive approach, focusing on what you want, not on what you don’t want.
Finding God in the Body by Benjamin Riggs offers “A Spiritual Path for the Modern West.” For those of us with Western sensibilities but an affinity toward the practices of Buddhism or other Eastern religions, Riggs offers a path that looks with fresh eyes at the Judeo-Christian texts and combines their spiritual teachings with practices, such as meditation, of the East.
How does passion lead to purpose? In Thaddeus Squirrel: A Spiritual Fable, a YA novel, the main character realizes that working day and night foraging for acorns, more than he would ever need, is meaningless to him. He ends up running away from his tribe of squirrels as he’s not accepted for his difference of opinion. On his journey, he is gravely injured by a dog, then cared for by a group of chipmunks who have wisdom to share… offering Thaddeus new questions to peruse and new ideas to consider… ultimately, that his life has meaning, and it’s up to him to find that meaning within himself.
One of the most useful guides I’ve ever read for self-healing and for energy healers is Be Yourself and Be Well: Connecting with your Soul’s Power to Heal. Dr. Steven Hiebert provides inspirational words and exercises to help the reader access the power of their own spirit… the power that makes healing possible.
Dr. Hiebert emphasizes the loving energy that is the basis of everything, the energy that provides all the answers to who you are and what you want.
Many have said “We are all one,” but what does that really mean? In The Principle of Oneness, Author Russell Anthony Gibbs explains the science behind the connections of everything — both physical matter and nonphysical energy. He supports his points with quotes from scientists, enlightened beings, spiritual leaders, philosophers and others. Great minds like Albert Einstein, Buddha, Aristotle, Rumi and Jesus all understood the profound Oneness of the Universe. Gibbs further clarifies some of the misconception about the Universe/God as well as explains how to live and experience the Principle of Oneness.
In The Chakra Energy Diet, now available in paperback, I share my passion to be mindful of how we choose to nourish ourselves. I have found that the best place for EVERYONE to start is by eating fresh, whole foods, focusing on the colorful array of vegetables and fruit that are available, and using my helpful tips to eliminate the stress that is affecting your health and your waistline.
No one diet is right for everyone – take the quiz and find out which of your chakras need more nurturing to balance your energies.
Remember, to be entered to win, please comment below with a wish for the world in 2018. Be sure to include your email address so that I may contact you, or send your comment to Becca@theChakras.org to enter.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet
Comments on: "Holiday Book Contest: Win a Year’s Worth of Inspirational Reads" (19)
My wish for the world in 2018 is hope. No matter how bad things seem, as long as there is hope, things can get better.
I wish for peace, love & happiness for the world. And for all the homeless people a home, food & friends😀🦄🙏😘
I wish for clarity.
Mankind is running aimlessly. It’s time we focus on our priorities and live our passion!
I wish for world peace
My wish is for unity – to realize we are all one, sharing the same world, and everything we do impacts the whole.
My wish is for love and healing at all levels, for every living beings and our beloved Mother Earth.
My wish for the world is no more child abuse in the coming year!
I would hope for a year filled with much less conflict – among friends, strangers and countries.
May the world be filled with the luminous grace of the Infinite and may we all get along with each other.
Hi Becca! My wish for the world in 2018 is Acceptance. Acceptance of ourselves, acceptance of others…without comparing, without judging. Thank ypu!
My wish for the world in 2018 is compassion. May we see ourselves and others more like the divine already sees us all.
I wish for honest, servant leadership for the world in 2018.
My wish for the world would be to let go and just be
Dear Becca, My wish for the world is that all peoples can learn the value of some very simple breath meditation practices, that they could use the energy received from just a few moments of mindfulness to improve their lives and the world and bring it closer to a peaceful place at this time. Improvement, one breath at a time…. one small breath for your being; one giant leap for mankind…
My wish for 2018 is more understanding and listening to one another….compromise.
My wish for the world in 2018 is that humans will stop and see what they are doing to this world and have more compassion for each other as well as all the other living beings on this planet. We have ravaged every corner of the planet and it is time for healing.
My wish for the world is and always will be Peace. May our own thoughts help to cultivate more peace and love within ourselves. May we extend that same peace and love out to the world, so that we may become more unified and less divided in 2018. 🙏
Reblogged this on Becca's Inspirational Book Blog and commented:
Thank you to the many readers who entered the Holiday Book Giveaway and put out beautiful intentions for the world in 2018. I was truly inspired by the wishes made by those who commented here on my blog post and to my email.
I’m happy to announce the two winners of books that inspire – Judi and Karissa. Please watch your emails to learn how to receive your books.
Everyone can be a winner – just click on the book title that intrigues you the most, and no doubt, that will be just the inspiration you need for the New Year.
Happy Holidays to all.
For everyone to get into their heart chakra! ❤❤❤