5 Books About Relationships That Will Help You Heal Your Soul Contracts

Here are my reading recommendations for books about relationships that will help you heal your soul contracts and walk towards oneness.

It’s not normal for us to talk about soul contracts beyond the idea of soulmates. But as you progress in your spiritual journey, your understanding evolves. For me, my ability to look at day-to-day interactions differently is largely credited to powerful books about relationships which I read during different phases of my life.

This is important for each one of us to do, because the biggest portion of our healing comes through the daily interactions and dialogues we have.

Some people continually trigger us, and some continually love and support us. But ALL of the people that we meet help us heal in some way.

Of course, you don’t have to take my word for it. If this is a new idea for you, watch it work in your life. To support your learning, I’ve put together a list of my go-to reading resources.

Books About Relationships That Will Help Heal Your Soul Contracts

These are classics, and you might have already heard a bit about them. But here are my favorite books about relationships, which focus on healing our soul contracts and approaching the path of oneness.

Hope you enjoy this blend of spirituality and psychology!

#1 – Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss

I first heard a profound lecture by Caroline Myss on Youtube, on the subject of soul contracts, which really helped me solidify my spiritual foundation and start looking at relationships from a higher perspective. Later on, I bought this book and took my learning deeper.

Through her book, Caroline beautifully simplifies our soul’s blueprint, and how to analyze one’s behavior through the various Jungian archetypes.

When you read Sacred Contracts, take your time to absorb and self-reflect on the different ideas that you learn. You can REALLY experience transformation through this book and understand the karmic lessons between you and the people around you.

#2 – Destiny of Souls by Dr Michael Newton

This is hands down one of the finest books I’ve read in the metaphysics space. Not just to help you understand your life purpose and to provide insights on how your soul guides support you, but to also teach you the valuable life lessons expected from each of us at the time of birth; and to empower you to take back the reign of your life.

A large part of Dr Michael Newton’s work explores the decision-making that happens in the afterlife, and how we pick different soulmates, friends and foes to help our soul’s evolution.

I recommend this book especially to those that have lost a loved one and want to know that they’re doing okay after leaving the body.

Of course there’s a LOT to take away from this dense metaphysical research. But if you’re interested in understanding the mindset of those that aren’t here in the physical realm, I highly recommend reading this book.

#3 – Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray

Necessary for everyone that keeps getting irritated or having arguments with people around them (*raises hand too*).

Though written for couples trying to understand and connect with each other, I found this book a profound introspection of a variety of dynamics, from all walks of life.

The kind of behaviors explained are not limited to a spouse or partner – the theories work for coworkers, parents, children and even strangers!

This book explains how every individual has male AND female energy; going on to explain the traits of each energy type (masking them under the name of man or woman, but also having started with the disclaimer that the ‘roles may be reversed’).

Thorough and exhaustive, it will prevent all your “small fights” from adding up; overtime growing peaceful like still waters altogether.

And, in the truest sense, this book taught me about balance, compassion and mindful cohabitation.

#4 – The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

What started as a fun online quiz for me and my husband, became a game-changer in our equation.

The crux begins with – you don’t need to love people the way YOU want to be loved. Love people the way THEY want to be loved.

It then goes on to explain how, with 5 categories called Love Languages.

I’d say that start by taking the free online quiz here. This book unfolds the possibility that we can love people in different ways, and that no particular way is right or wrong. It’s just different.

So, as you begin to observe different love languages in the people you interact with, you will learn how to show up in relationships without seeming like a people-pleaser or bending over backwards. And, they will feel like you get them!

Eventually, it encourages you to dispel the surface-level duality and go deeper into unconditional love.

#5 – The Dance of Connection by Dr Harriet Lerner

Last on my list, but a strong book that reflects on the different dynamics we have in our relationships. Especially with people that challenge us. And how we can work to shift these dynamics, merely by working towards the way we communicate.

Dr Harriet shares eye-opening stories from her client work and reveals how we hold ourselves back and close our heart. How certain shifts helped people save a marriage, or actually decide to end it! Again, not a book just for couples – there are reflections for every relation and dynamic.

Through her book, you learn to express your emotions differently and work on some of the difficult conversations that can eventually save a relationship.

I was inspired by her book last year, and compelled to write my own reflections on ways we are being inauthentic around loved ones.

Concluding Thoughts

There are incredible insights in store for us, if we are willing to learn. We may not be able to figure it all out by ourselves, but reading such books about relationships can really help us heal and focus on self-development versus being so shaken by external events.

Enjoyed reading these books? Let me know! Here are some more books I recommend reading for your growth.

Happy reading 🙂

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5 New Spiritual Authors Around The Block Worth Reading In 2021

Here’s a list of 5 new spiritual authors worth reading in the new year. Support their work and help them grow!

Every December, I love to share reading recommendations for the new year. And this year I wanted to focus on supporting new spiritual authors.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to spend my time personally working with all these wonderful and kindred souls; getting to know their take on spirituality through their lens. It has been exciting and humbling to find like-minded individuals across the world, making an impact in their corner.

Today, I want to bring their Light in our corner. And encourage you to read some of the works of these new spiritual authors to help you in your journey, as well as to support theirs!

5 New Spiritual Authors Worth Reading in 2021

#1 – Orchid Of Fate by Carleen Marie

Carleen’s memoir is a beautiful and gripping reflection on the process of a Kundalini Awakening. It starts from her childhood and the different ways it impacted her mindset; how it caused physical manifestations in the form of migraines and led to a breaking point in her life. All leading up to her official awakening!

I was amazed by the level of detail and accuracy with which Carleen explains intense, eastern philosophies such as Chakras, Kundalini energy etc, from a scientific angle.

There’s a good blend of story-telling, educational value and a compelling writing that kept me hooked. Check it out. 🙂

#2 – The Band Director’s Lessons About Life by Donald Lee

If you want to pick up one book about teaching spirituality to kids, this is a good place to start. But it’s not just about the parent-children or teacher-student dynamic. There are valuable spiritual lessons for every age.

Donald’s work is a mix of humor and humility, of misadventures and music… and lots of other light-hearted goodness that we can all benefit from.

I highly recommend his book as a bedside read. There are some great reflections after each story, which you can slowly work through every night.

#3 – Hazard by Cosmin Onofrei

Cosmin’s Hazard feels very familiar in ideology to many of the things I talk about, which is why I could relate to the book right away.

It’s a short and insightful book with reflections about life, and will act as a wonderful guide in your spiritual growth.

What I liked most about his work, were the simple yet powerful examples he used from daily life, making his approach to spiritual living very practical. No fluff, just straight-to-the point spiritual truths. A good read for sure! 🙂

#4 – The Way of Existence by Jim Schmidt

I don’t know how I first connected with Jim, but about a year later, we were doing a video together about past lives!

Jim is a mystical and metaphysical author, who relates his past life experiences in his series called the The Way of Existence.

Another interesting fact about his work is that not only is he the author, he has self-published and printed everything himself! His work, in his opinion is not for the masses, but for the special segment who will resonate which such otherworldly ideas.

I was compelled by his writing style, which almost felt like reading a sci-fi story! I had to keep reminding myself that it was a real experience. You will enjoy the spiritual reflections that he shares in between as well. 🙂

#5 – Spirit Animals : 21 Divine Messengers of the Universe by Vasundhra Gupta

I know, I know. I’m self-promoting myself in a way by adding myself to the list. But the thing is, writing a book has been a huge block for me. So big, the Universe had to electrocute me to make me understand my higher calling! So when I finally self-published my first book, it was a big load off my back.

The reason this book needed to happen, was because even though we spend so much time talking about seeing 11:11 on the clock, or praying that a feather falls in our path to make our wish come true, we rarely talk about divine guidance from living beings.

Day-to-day animals like mice, ants and flies all have a spiritual significance. How do you know what that significance is? You take notice of these animals and their behavior.

I’ve talked about this in my pocket-friendly book, sharing tons of tips, personal stories and insight on the magic of spirit animals.

Concluding Thoughts

This year, I realized how profound even the newest writers and authors are around us. We always give the big-shots a chance, and of course we should, but in the upcoming year, consider supporting more local artists and new spiritual authors around you.

I’ve been fortunate to have had the support of many loving readers and clients, that continue to help me help you. If you’d like to learn more ways to help this blog grow, do check out this resource. Thank you for your support!

Oh and, before you go, here are some other reading recommendations for the new year.

Happy reading! 🙂

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Jnana Yoga & The 7 Benefits of Spiritual Wisdom In The Modern World

What is jnana yoga? Do we need spiritual books to attain enlightenment? Here are 7 benefits of knowledge in your spiritual journey.

Of the four paths to enlightenment, jnana yoga, the path of knowledge was my first choice.

I’ve spent years reading spiritual books from around the world, reflecting on various questions that spiritual teachers propel at us. And I have seen friends that started binge reading after their spiritual awakening. But till date refuse to read anything outside the genre of spirituality or metaphysics!

But why bother? And are you missing out in your journey if you’re not walking the path of jnana yoga? Here’s my take.

The Importance of Jnana Yoga In Your Spiritual Journey

In a world where we have very little trust in anything, we seek logic.

That’s how things started for me too. I wanted fool-proof evidence for spirituality. It was important to ‘be sure’, before I invested in any more ‘practices’ and had my heart broken by God, again.

I had grown up in a Hindu family and loved our different Gods and Goddesses.

But my faith had been shaken over something as futile as bad grades in school. And ever since, I wondered about questions like if God really cared for me, or if God felt offended that I no longer trusted him.

So on, and so forth, my restlessness brewed. And I had a tough time understanding God from the ordinary religious view.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching a show about the Hindu God, Shiva. And the more I watched, the more I longed for my twin flame, my Shiva. But none of the reality which was unfolding added up to any of the mystical musings shown in mythological shows.

Over the years, the questions grew deeper and led me into the dark night of the soul.

Eventually, I resorted to trying new hobbies or making new friends to pacify the increasing distortion I was experiencing. Because that didn’t help, my search deepened.

One day, I stumbled upon my first spiritual teacher, Caroline Myss.

This became my first experience of a practical approach to spirituality. Many years later, it now makes sense that this wonderful teacher was leveraging jnana yoga to enlighten our modern world.

The first reason we need to follow the path of knowledge, is because faith doesn’t come naturally to us.

Ofcourse, you don’t have to read a book to be on the path of jnana yoga. You could watch videos or attend spiritual satsang. But it is important, because that is the only way our ego mind can get over the doubts.

And it is also the purest way in which we can begin to understand how this Universe works.

That being said, that’s not just why you should consider reading more spiritual books or attending more spiritual workshops. Here are 7 other benefits that come from the path of knowledge.

7 Reasons the Jnana Yoga Path Is Crucial To Follow In The Modern World

I hope these reflections compel you to create more time to learn and grasp more of the spiritual truth from those that are a few steps ahead of you in the journey back to Self.

#1 – You can experience Oneness through subtle energy transmission.

The Angels and Masters of the spiritual realm work with us energetically.

This became more acceptable to my mind, when I read Dr Michael Newton’s evidence on how our spirit guides wait for us to be calm, so that they can send us guidance and healing energy.

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Teachers, courses and books are all channels for us to receive much more than the conscious mind can perceive. It can feel like you’ve entered a different reality, where you become absorbed and One with all that’s being said.

Personally, some of the most profound moments for me have been while reading Osho’s Vigyan Bhairav, practicing the Heartfulness Meditation by Daaji, and listening to Sadhguru’s discourses.

#2 – You can receive unparalleled daily guidance without going to the mountains or sitting in a cave.

Back in the day, people had to leave their homes and live with gurus to receive formal, spiritual education.

Today, you no longer need to go searching for peace in the Himalayas, because we live in a world where we have easy access to some of the finest spiritual teachings through a finger taps.

When your faith wavers, other paths like bhakti yoga or dhyana yoga can become difficult. And if you are an introvert, or you simply don’t have time for/access to spiritual satsang, then how do you get inspiration?

Watching spiritual videos is one way. Even reading just a few pages a day can transform your life in tremendous ways.

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Ever since my journey began, every single book that came and changed my life, had a random source. But it was accurately timed for the moment! And it helped me cross the day-to-day hurdle much quicker than I would have if I had spent the time talking to a human being, or if I prayed unceasingly for an escape from my problems.

So through the effect of jnana yoga, you not only get out of your problems, you rapidly evolve through them in a practical setting. The path no longer needs for us to renounce anything. We can be modern yogis.

#3 – Jnana Yoga helps you stay in higher levels of consciousness without restricting you to a place or person.

Yes, our journey is inwards and we have all the wisdom we need within us, but at times our ability to operate from a higher consciousness diminishes if we are too close to the problem.

The universe is very kind to drop subtle messages and signs – you never know what mundane line in a book might actually be transforming for you.

For example, Dr Brian’s works are pioneer in past life regression but the one line that sat deep for me, is actually not referenced on Google yet! Its from one of his books, where he talks about how nobody should be anyone’s guru for more than a few months.

I was at the beginning of my journey and this quickly made it clear to me that I don’t need to rest at one door. This allowed me to broaden my learning and fill my palette with spiritual guidance from all walks of life.

Today, you’ll hear me talk about the classic teachings of the Buddha in one blog post, and reference a new age teaching in the next for this very reason!

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Through jnana yoga, you are able to hear the Truth, with a capital t, from whoever you resonate with at the time. You are no longer limited to a place, person or time.

#4 – You experience rapid healing.

Sure, you need to act on what you learn. But the fact is, spiritual books plant seeds and water them so rapidly, that as Paul Selig’s book Word said, these books become a passage for your transformation.

You start the book as one person, and complete it living at a different realm!

The best example for this happening to me, was the book Conversations with God. There wasn’t much physical action required – it simply did all the work for me.

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It changed my perspective on what religion is – what God is NOT, why evils exists in the world, what our purpose is, and so much more. There was no going back from that point.

The messages and insights are bound to produce a kind of rapid healing in you that will only help make your Ascension faster. Instead of reinventing the wheel and trying to master the journey through endless hit and trial, why not lean on some of the profound wisdom from around the world?

Which brings me to the next point.

#5 – You get life experiences you wouldn’t have otherwise (or you’d take lifetimes to).

The key lesson I got from reading spiritual books in general, was that I don’t need to experience everything first-hand. We can learn just by looking at other people’s experiences.

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I may never go to the Himalayas or sit under a banyan tree and meditate for hours, but I’ve learned a thing (or 15) from some of the wisest beings out there.

Spirituality is NOT about reinventing the wheel, it’s only about spinning your wheel at full capacity. So why not follow a couple of tried and tested things and see how it goes for you?

#6 – You find a deeper sense of satisfaction and satiation.

I have nothing against self-help books. I’ve been reading them for the longest time and I still do. But they don’t bring a lasting sense of peace.

When I read a spiritual book about afterlife, my curiosity is piqued! And by the end of the series, my cup has been filled in a way where it only overflows. It no longer needs watering in that space.

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Spirituality is diverse beyond imagination (but it shouldn’t be a surprise, given that we are INFINITE). So the point is, you can gain so much wisdom and it all brings a deeper sense of appreciation for existence.

We all seek depth and satiation in life, and not much else can deliver that to us, than being contemplative on this spiritual journey. In moments where our contemplation falls short, a spiritual book can fill that gap for us.

#7 – Jnana Yoga gives you wings!

This is the power of investing your time in the path of knowledge. As the darkness is dispelled by light, you soar higher into the skies and break free from your own limitations.

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You are no longer held back by orthodox or fear-based patterns. You learn how to operate with utmost love and infinitude.

I experienced an absolute personality makeover, a shift in who I am, largely because of the wisdom that was poured into me.

I feverishly read dozens of books in my first year of awakening. And though I am not enlightened, I find myself becoming so much more of myself everyday – more than I ever was.

I have seen an increased capacity to look at the bigger picture, to be more optimistic, to dream and be ‘unrealistic’. And yet people believe in me, because spirituality gave me the confidence I never had before.

Concluding Thoughts

I always say this – a book is a soul’s best friend.

Raising the quality of your thoughts through jnana yoga is one of the most profound things you can do for your. Unless, of course, you have the amazing fortune of sitting with an actual enlightened Master. Then, enlightenment is guaranteed!

Until then, read, watch and listen your way into realizing that you are the very awareness you’re seeking outward.

Happy learning, happy enlightenment! 🙂