Hello friend, here we are at the end of summer. It went by so fast! A lot of people are sad when summer comes to a close, and understandably so. Our winters are so powerful, and not many of us like to shovel small mountains of snow every other day. But besides the snow, there are more reasons why a lot of us dread the arrival of fall and winter. We don’t see some of our loved ones as often, the time change reduces the amount of sunlight we’re exposed to each day, and seasonal depression is an unfortunate reality for a lot of people.
I’m a firm believer that reading is an important habit to develop for spiritual growth and can make us feel balanced again. So: grab some tea, candles, essential oils, a warm alpaca blanket, and let’s get started with the list!
1. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
This is one of the most profoundly spiritual books I have ever read. It encourages us to let go of negative thoughts and develop the power of human consciousness. The more we live in the present moment, the better we’ll be able to free ourselves from self-defeating habits, dysfunctional relationships, and selfish behaviours.
2. Press Here! Reiki For Beginners by Victor Archuleta and Emily Portnoi
I haven’t read this book myself, but I wanted to include it in my list because I sometimes have people ask me to recommend a good beginner book on reiki healing. What I like about this one is that it’s suitable for beginners and people new to energy healing.
3. Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar
If you’ve every been to my home studio, you’ll know that I love herbs. I love growing them in my garden, I love preparing herbal tinctures, and I love reading about new herbs and how to use them. This book specifically discusses herbal remedies for disorders that are more common among women.
4. Sacred Plant Medicine: The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Lately, I’ve been diving more deeply into the Native American healing tradition. I’ve had an interest in it for the past couple of years now, so this book stood out to me. There are some interesting ideas from shamans about how to care, cultivate, and even talk to plants to enhance their therapeutic benefits.
In Polish we say na zdrovie, which means to good health. I wish you all the health and happiness in the world!