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Spiritual And Personal Development Resources

This is a list of books and websites I have read personally, or was recommended to me by spiritual teachers. I’ll add to it as I discover and read more.

General Metaphysical
A Little Light on the Spiritual Laws by Diana Cooper
Meeting The Shadow by Abrahams, Jeremiah and Connie, Zweig
The Secret of the Infinite Intelligence by Antar
The Power of Myth by Bill Moyers
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, PhD, MD
The Book of Job by Carl Jung
The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel
The Metaphysical Bible by Charles Fillmore
The Revealing Word by Charles Fillmore
The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol
Science of Being by Dean Evenson
The Seven Spiritual Laws by Deepak Chopra
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity by Edwene Gaines
Lessons in Truth by Emily Cady
Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth
Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
Learn to Live by Ervin Seale
The Processes by Ester Hicks
The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks
The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe by Glenn Clark
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
The Secrets of Success by James Allen
Zero Limits by Joe Vitale
No Matter What by Lisa Nichols
The Road Less Traveled and Beyond by M. Scott Peck
I and Thou by Martin Buber
Life Visioning by Michael Beckwith
The Untethered Sou by Michael Singer
The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
In Tune With the Infinite by Ralph Waldo Trine
How to Be Healthy Wealthy Happy by Raymond Charles Barker
The Secret by Rhonda Burns
The Magic by Rhonda Burns
Winning through Enlightenment by Ron Smotherman, MD
How to Learn from A Course in Miracles by Singh, Tara
The Adventures of I by Tania Koss
The Kybalion by Three Initiates
Three Magic Words by U.S. Andersen
Excuses Be Gone by Wayne Dyer
Making the Shift by Wayne Dyer
Thought Vibration by William A. Atkinson
The Shack by Wm Paul Young
Crossroads by Wm Paul Young
A Course in Miracles (print) (pdf)
The New Interpreters Study Bible w/Apocrypha
The Shadow Effect by Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Debbie Ford

Angels & Angel Numbers
Angel Numbers by Doreen Virtue
Archangels 101 by Doreen Virtue

Numerology and The Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker
The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose by Dan Millman

Spiritual Development
How to See and Read the Aura by Ted Andrews
Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side by James Van Praagh
When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits by Mary Ann Winkowski
Ask Your Guides: Connecting to Your Divine Support System by Sonia Choquette
Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want by Sonia Choquette
Trust Your Vibes: Secret Tools for Six-Sensory Living by Sonia Choquette
Diary of a Psychic: Shattering the Myths by Sonia Choquette
The Wise Child: A Spiritual Guide to Nurturing Your Child’s Intuition by Sonia Choquette
How to Read the Akashic Records: Accessing the Archive of the Soul and Its Journey by Linda Howe
Psychic Intelligence: Tune In and Discover the Power of Your Intuition by Terry and Linda Jamison

Personal Development
Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child by Thich Nhat Hanh
Love Is A Choice: The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships by Robert Hemfelt
Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith
Opening to Spirit: Contracting the Healing Power of the Chakras & Honoring African Spirituality by Caroline Shola Arewa
The Writing Warrior: Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice by Laraine Herring
Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley

Human Chakra System
Chakra Centers Heal (website)
Chakra Energy (website)
Mommy Mystic (website)

Earth Chakra System
Earth Chakras (website)
Libra Rising (pdf)

Peruvian Institute of Shamanism and Natural Medicine (website)
Four Legal Entheogens for the Spiritual Explorer in Spirituality & Health (website)
DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences by Rick Strassman (print) (pdf)
The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys To Sacred Realms by Don Jose Campos (print)


What’s In A Name? Who Cares? It’s All Spirit

Psychic. Medium. Psychic Medium. Intuitive Counselor. Professional Intuitive. Angel Therapist. Shaman. They all do the same thing – communicate with the spirit world. The name is chosen to distinguish specialization.

Of course, this naming has become complex. We are all spirits living a human existence. All humans are intuitive. All humans have spirits communicating with them everyday.

Some humans sense spirit naturally. Others intentionally develop their ability or seek training to tune into spirit.

Why the specific naming?

All cultures have been connecting to the spirit world for centuries. It is nothing new. The Spiritualist Movement ‘popularized’ it during the 1800’s. Spiritualists define mediumship as communicating with all spirits – angels, spirit guides, earthbound spirits (ghosts), and souls that transitioned from human from back into the light (Loved Ones). Mediumship is a natural part of life. The soul never dies; it only changes the form in which it appears.

At some point, a human decided to take the path of ill repute. They gave mediumship a bad name and it took on new meaning. No one likes to be associated with drama.

Of course, different schools of thought use different names. Angel Therapists are commonly associated with Doreen Virtue. Spiritualists use medium, spiritualist medium, or psychic medium. People who connect with the spirit world to heal the physical and mental body use shaman. (Angel Therapists and Spiritualist Mediums have the capacity to do the same thing.)

I will admit that I did not want to call myself psychic because I believe all humans are psychic. I am no more special than someone who does not communicate with spirit. I was never comfortable with medium because the name is associated with communicating only with earthbound spirits and Loved Ones.

I communicate with all spirits – angels, ascended masters, spirit guides, earthbound souls, and souls who decided to cross over into the light. I have even connected to some ancient alien-like spirits. My strength is communicating with angels, ascended masters, and spirit guides. I’m developing my skills with earthbound souls and Loved Ones. (Ascended masters are a specific type of guide. More on that in a later post.)

There’s a saying in the professional intuitive world: all mediums are psychic but not all psychics are mediums. This is true. Of course, my overactive brain translated it as all mediums are human but not all humans are mediums.

I use the name Intuitive Counselor because I use my intuition to help people. I communicate with their angels and spirit guides and share messages to help them move forward. I’m like a life coach working with a team of spirits helping me to help others. Some spirits do cheer me on. Seriously!

So, what’s in a name? Choice. Specialization. Whatever the label, we all chose to work with spirit to help others. No complaints with that.

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Chakra Healing for the Mind, Body & Soul

Chakras In Body

Chakras In Body

Chakra are energy centers inside and outside the body that spin and vibrate. There are seven major chakras in the body that correspond to a person’s emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Each chakra has its own color, meaning, frequency, and characteristics when the chakra is balanced or imbalanced.

This is a brief introduction to each of the seven major chakras. You will learn the basic function of each and how to recognize when you are experiencing challenges or not. You can heal your mind, body and soul with the associated chakra healing practices. Food, herbs, bodywork, and sounds are some of the ways to heal.

The earth also has a chakra system. If you find yourself wanting to visit a particular city or live there, it may be your body’s way of informing you of what needs healing. Take a leap of faith and visit those areas. Or, meditate on them.

In short, use this as a guide. Experiment and see what works for you.


Root Chakra: Foundation

Sacral Chakra: Creative Flow

Solar Plexus Chakra: Confidence

Heart Chakra: Compassion

Throat Chakra: Communication

3rd Eye Chakra: Visualization

Crown Chakra: Cosmic Consciousness


Chakras In Body: Flickr via Creative Commons
Chakra Artwork: Morgan Phoenix via Creative Commons

Root chakra
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Root Chakra: Foundation



Foundation | Base | Root | I have



Aspects: physical energy and safety, sexuality, money

Anatomy: feet, legs, base of spine, coccygeal plexus, perineum (in men), cervix (in women), adrenals

Balanced: safe, secure, balanced, prosperous

Imbalanced: fear, unstable, feelings or issues of lack, issues with root chakra anatomy


Spiritual Correspondences

Element: Earth

Zodiac: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo

Tarot: Devil, Hierophant, Hermit; suit of Pentacles

Numerology: 4, 5, 6

Deities: Isis, Shakti, Ganesha, All Earth Goddesses, Ascended Master Serapis Bey, Archangel Gabriel

Archetype: Provider

Gemstones: garnet, obsidian, bloodstone


Healing Practices

Food: root vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds (including quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth), animal protein

Herbs: black pepper, licorice

Scents: sandalwood, patchouli, clary sage, vetiver

Sounds: LAM (lahm), C note, 396 Hz solfeggio

Bodywork: massage, yoga, dancing

Emotional: journaling

Affirmation: I AM grounded, safe, and secure


Earth’s Root Chakra

Mt. Shasta in California

Sacral Chakra
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Sacral Chakra: Creative Flow



Celebration | Sacrum | I feel


Aspects: emotional needs, intimacy, pleasure, joy

Anatomy: ovaries, uterus, testes, spleen, urinary tract

Balanced: joy, fertility/reproductive creativity, sensual, ability to feel pleasure, clairsentient

Imbalanced: inability to feel or release emotions, addiction, issues related to sacral anatomy


Spiritual Correspondences

Element: Water

Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Tarot: Chariot, Death, Moon, suit of Cups

Numerology: 7, 8, 9

Deities: Yemaya, Ochun, Saraswati, Mother Mary, Mary Magdelene, Aphrodite

Archetype: Lover

Gemstones: Carnelian, amber, orange agate


Healing Practices

Food: liquids – water, herbal tea, tisanes

Herbs: ginger, fennel, nutmeg, mace

Scents: orange, tangerine, cypress

Sounds: VAM (vahm), D note, 417 Hz solfeggio

Bodywork: dancing, movement therapy

Emotional: cognitive therapy

Affirmation: I AM able to enjoy the pleasures of life


Earth’s Sacral Chakra

Lake Titicaca on the border of Peru and Bolivia