Here are some of our favorite tools, books, and other stuff we love.
Self Exploration & Discovery
Light in the Cave is an online resource that provides resources, tools, and inspiration to help those on the path of transformation, self exploration, and discovery. Whether going through a period of transition, dealing with heartache, or passing through a dark night of the soul, Light in the Cave serves as an ally along the way. If you’re feeling stuck and confused, be sure to download their free workbook called “Confusion to Clarity”.
Creativity & Self Expression
Want to tap into your creativity and unleash your inner artist? If so, Creative Live is definitely something to explore. Based on the premise that we are all creators, Creative Live provides high quality online training that enables you to turn your creative dreams into reality. As for the instructors, you get to learn from masters in their fields. From best-selling authors to Grammy, Pulitzer, and Oscar winners to thought leaders and legendary entrepreneurs. Over 650 of the world’s top experts teach, inspire, and empower the Creative Live community. Pretty impressive! While most of the courses are paid, they also offer lots of free training, including live courses that you can drop in on for free, as well as free “creative guides” on topics such as photography and writing. For more info, head over to their website at www.CreativeLive.com.
The Creative Freedom workshop helps you reconnect with your inner artist and overcome blocks that inhibit your innate creative ability. As human souls, we’re all capable of tremendous creative power. This inspiring workshop created by the talented writer-filmmaker-medical intuitive Laurie Lamson will help you tap in to that power in an intimate, healing environment, and empower you to live the joyful, creative path you were meant to live. More information is available at www.CreativeFreedomNow.com.
Louise Gale offers tips, videos, and inspiration on her blog and via online courses specifically designed to help engage creative flow. She currently offers a free online mandala mini course and our personal favorite – Mixed Media Mandalas, which we highly recommend. :-)
If you’re looking for a complete, step-by-step program on how to develop your intuition, we highly recommend the book Practical Intuition by world renowned intuitive Laura Day. We love Laura’s no-nonsense approach and how she provides a comprehensive set of exercises to help you hone your intuition and learn to apply it in daily life. This is not a theoretical book on intuition. It’s a hands-on training guide that helps you develop your innate intuitive abilities using the same process and techniques that Laura uses in her own life and when giving intuitive readings to clients. You can find more info about Laura and her work at: www.Laura-Day.com
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Judith Orloff shares her remarkable life story while teaching how to recognize and trust your intuitive abilities to improve your life and the lives of those around you. In this autobiographical tale spanning several decades, Dr. Orloff draws on her own real life experiences and those of her patients to explore intuition’s role in maintaining physical health and emotional well-being, plus shows how you, too, can develop your intuition and revolutionize your everyday life. Dr. Orloff’s website contains a wealth of tools and information including videos, quizzes, and Q&A: www.DrJudithOrloff.com
We love this book by Becky Walsh, an innovative leader in the field of intuition. In “You Do Know: Learning to Act on Intuition Instantly”, Becky breaks down the intuitive process, showing you not only how to tap into your inner source of wisdom, but also how to put it to practical use in your life, covering topics such as how to use your intuition to discover your life purpose, break out of old patterns, overcome blocks, and how to make decisions based on love versus fear. You can check out more of Becky’s extensive work, including a series of free videos and audio recordings, at www.BeckyWalsh.com.
This is a great book to get you started on your intuitive journey. Written by Sonia Choquette, a world renowned intuition expert who has spent over 30 years helping people strengthen their intuitive abilities and apply them in daily life, Trust Your Vibes takes a hands-on, practical approach to help you learn how to open up to your intuitive channels and live a six-sensory life. Using a friendly, no-nonsense style of writing and real life stories, the book is an enjoyable read and makes the concepts easy to grasp and start putting to use. You can find much more, including online courses, events, and free gifts at www.SoniaChoquette.com.
The Intuitive Way by Penney Peirce is one of the most comprehensive books on intuition development that we have come across. It is full of in-depth information, insights, and techniques to help you develop your intuition and apply it in daily life. We especially love how Penney describes the intuitive process in great detail. There is also an entire section dedicated to applying intuition in business. Designed as a hands-on workbook, The Intuitive Way is perfect for those who want to really dig deep into the intuition development process.
Meditation & Mindfulness
Calm is a simple, and gorgeous, tool to use when you need to slow things down a bit. As the name suggests, Calm helps you to achieve a state of relaxation. It is available for free online at calm.com. There is also free iPhone app which includes 7 guided relaxation sessions ranging from 2 to 30 minutes, plus 10 stunning nature videos that include soothing sounds.
Headspace is a meditation tool that you can access on your phone or computer. Great for those new to meditating, Headspace provides clear and straight-forward mindfulness instruction for beginners, including 10 different guided meditations. We particularly love the animated videos, which give a great introduction to meditation. Those wanting more than the 10 meditations that come free with the app can subscribe to receive daily meditations for a low monthly fee. Available for both Android and iPhone.
Prosperity & Manifesting
Written by holistic healer Emmanuel Dagher, Easy Breezy Miracle is a fun, practical guidebook on how to create miracles in your life. Although the concept of “miracles” can often seem farfetched or out of reach, Emmanuel provides a refreshing perspective on what miracles truly are and simple ways you can create them. Designed to be as easy to use as possible, Emmanuel takes you step-by-step through the miracle creation process, including simple techniques that you can start putting to use immediately. You can find more info on Emmanuel’s website at www.EmmanuelDagher.com.
This book by Rizwan Virk, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, is a recent discovery for us. All we can say is, it’s awesome! We stumbled upon this one serendipitously and are so grateful we did! As the author himself says in the book, “there are no accidents”. Zen Entrepreneurship is full of wisdom and practical guidance, all woven into an intriguing story of one man’s journey of self discovery and transformation. Virk refers to this as the “path of the career warrior” and provides detailed steps on how you, too, can find success by walking it.
For those interested in creativity, innovation, and integrating intuition with work and business, we recommend Creativity in Business by Michael Ray and Rochelle Myers. Named one of the nine “Greatest Business Books Ever Written” by Inc. magazine, Creativity in Business is based on the famed Stanford Business School course founded and taught by Ray. The book is much more comprehensive than its title suggests. In addition to providing specific exercises to foster creativity and remove creative blocks, it covers a wide range of topics that ties it all together.
Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose is another book by world-renowned intuition expert Sonia Choquette that we absolutely love. We cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a truly a wonderful companion on your journey of self discovery, particularly suited to those seeking clarity on their purpose in life. Sonia says that this book was “channeled”, but don’t let that put you off. This is a down-to-earth book full of insight, wisdom, and practical information. It is very fun and easy to read, yet profound and life changing at the same time. If you feel drawn to this book in any way, we highly suggest you get yourself a copy. You can even take a peek inside the book on Amazon. ;-)
This is the iPhone app version of Sonia Choquette’s oracle card deck based on the book Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose (see above). It’s a great way to get quick tidbits of wisdom and inspiration while on the go, plus gives you the perfect opportunity to flex your intuitive muscles. Tip: When using this app, or similar type of card deck, take notes in your Intuition Journal.
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