7 inspirational books on spirituality and health

By Mel Sutton @naturalhealthwithmel

Flowering water lilly a symbol of spiritual birth

These are inspirational books on spirituality and health that have helped me. Hope you enjoy discovering or rediscovering them.

1 The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

This guide to spiritual enlightenment is a classic on connecting to your spirituality and health. Discover what Eckhart calls “being in the Now”. Experience a life where you not ruled by your thoughts. Instead become experiencer of your thought. If you no longer think you are your thoughts then who are you? As we learn to be present and live in the Now we experience true transformation and healing, as we no longer attach ourselves to the past or to the future. This is a book that can be reread or listened to many times and is a lifelong companion to a healthier, happier and present life.

2 The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

The seven spiritual laws are simple and powerful principles that you can apply to life. I still think this is Deepak greatest book and one I refer to the most. You can take each principle and apply it to a specific day of the week or work on one for a month. Each principle also has a mantra attached which is a lovely accompaniment to a meditation practice. The perfect guide to spirituality and health in a easy to read format.

3 The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Alistair Shearer

If you practice yoga or are interested in yoga philosophy this is the best classic text on the spirituality and health. Written around the 3rd century BC this text weaves a thread and asks basic soul questions as well as answering what yoga is, how to purify the mind and let it settle into stillness. This is a great book to sit and contemplate, learn and reconnect with your own self. There are many authors who have insight into the text. I have chosen this version as we studied this for our Meditation training and it offers a superb understanding and translation of the text https://www.naturalhealthwithmel.co.uk/about-mel-2/yoga-with-mel/

4 Creative Visualisations by Skakti Gawain

Practical and easy methods to bring into your life. One of the first books in this field and still one of the best on Spirituality and health.

5 The Secret Language of Your Body Inna Segal

A recent read for me. If you are interested in the inner workings of your body and feel there is more to illness than physical manifestation this book will give insight you into the different organs and systems in the body and offer an explanation to the cause of the disease. I found this book to be enlightening and a great tool to reference when any disease or emotional sensation arose that I needed clarification on. It beautifully connects our physical body to our spiritual health in an easy and understandable way.

6 Heal Your Body by Louise Hay

One of the first books I read on the connect between disease and thinking. At the time it was pioneering and dismissed by the medical world. Now it’s mainstream. We know there is a connection between what we think, how we process our thoughts and the connection this has to the diseases we may get. Still a great reference book Louise went on to write many books on healing, spirituality, transformation and affirmations. http://www.louisehay.com

7 The Hidden Messages in Water Masaru Emoto

Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto discovered that molecules of water are affected by our thoughts, words and feelings. A fascinating book and a quantum leap in how we view our world, and the impact we have on our surroundings, and how we are linked on a conscious level to everything. Spiritual, healing and very thought provoking. After all we are 80% water!