When a person lives by faith of the spiritual world, one can never feel alone. When we turn inward and listen to our inner being, we connect with higher source energy, which are our spirit guides, angels, the Universe and God. When you become aligned with this knowing that you are being guided, your awareness to their messages increases ten-fold. I say this confidently because I have experienced it personally for many years. However, the journey to get to this point took a decade, but at the same time, it’s all a part of the process.


I began to turn inward and read self-improvement, spiritual enlightenment, conscious awareness and near-death experience books when I was 22 years old. In fact, those are the only types of books I have read for the last 16 years of my life. At 22, I was in a really dark place and numb to the world. I remember my first book so vividly because it changed the way I processed my thoughts tremendously. Which book was it? The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama.


It changed my perspective tremendously from victim to self-inflicted, it made me realize how much pain I was creating for myself by not letting go of the past. I was placing too much value on the attachment to people and situations that no longer served me. After this shift in perspective, I honestly started to see life in a different view. I was struggling with some personal issues at the time and trying to get through a recent break up, and I realized that everything I was suffering from was within my own head. False thoughts on what would have happened if I had only done this or fantasizing thoughts on if we were still together etc., constantly trying to relive the past.


We don’t realize how much power our thoughts have unless you do the research and read the books to understand that the thoughts you have are a part of your creation process. The power of God is within you. And if you choose to dwell over past circumstances then we become stuck in a low energetic frequency that continues to attract more negative emotions of guilt, resentment, anger, shame, you name it. All of which, are emotions that are not recognized by God, and have stemmed from our ego driving us to separate ourselves from our Creator. Our Creator only knows love, it is the foundation on which everything was created. The energetic frequency of Love is pure, and it is our only connection we have within ourselves to the abundant magic of our Creator himself. It’s limitless.


I’m at a point now in my life where I understand and know what the truth is and everything comes back to love. And I’m here to tell you that all of us can have this awareness by changing our thoughts and allowing spirit to work through us. Surrendering your control over things and allowing spirit to take over is everything. I used to get upset or question myself if a client wouldn’t renew a contract, I would place doubt on myself immediately. Now? It doesn’t even phase me; I simply know that this is the way it is supposed to be, and the universe is working in my favor to allow something better to come into my life.


How we choose to react and interpret events means everything to our happiness. When we allow ourselves to live a spiritually guided life, we learn that we can trust the process and live more presently. When we are present we are free from the chains of negative thoughts. Allowing life’s purpose of enjoying the daily small joys that this journey has to offer in abundance (which is what this whole physical existence is all about).


I plan to share more of my personal experiences of growth and how I have been spiritually guided by messages from my spirit guides above in future posts, but for now, I want to keep this post short and share with you  some of my favorite books that have provided me with the most guidance and wisdom over my 16-year spiritual journey:


The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama

The Power of Intention live lecture on Audible by Dr. Wayne Dyer

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

Proof of Heaven by Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, M.D.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Judgment Detox by Gabby Bernstein

Miracles Now by Gabby Bernstein

The Power of Silence by Carlos Castaneda

The Active Side of Infinity by Carlos Castaneda

Power Vs. Force David Hawkins, M.D.

Aware by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

And my ultimate favorite (it’s a big one!) is A Course in Miracles, based on the original handwritten notes by Helen Schucman. This book is honestly more advanced and can be hard to interpret correctly if not spiritually aligned and ready for its teachings.


If you are searching for an easy place to start I highly recommend reading the first five books in my list above. I can’t tell you how many times I have gone back and re-listened to the audible live lecture by Dr. Wayne Dyer Power of Intention, it’s probably over 200 now. It’s my go to for when I feel out of alignment and I hope it resonates with you as much as it does with me.


Thank you for joining me today. Sending you lots of love and positive light, beautiful souls.

-Erica Deligne

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