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July 2021 Spiritual and Self-Help Book Picks

NOTE: Every month, bestselling author of “The Universe is Talking to You,” and founder of Elevated Existence, Tammy Mastroberte, chooses her picks for new books, audios and card decks in the spiritual and self-help field. None of these picks are sponsored or paid for — they are her honest picks that she shares with others!



“Declutter Your Mind Journal: Prompts and Practices to Inspire Calm, Clarity and Focus,” by Michelle Sprouffske
If you want to declutter your thoughts, this Declutter Your Mind Journal can help you attend to your needs and bring awareness to the present moment. It’s filled with contemplative prompts and engaging exercises for quieting your thoughts, releasing the past, and channeling the power of a focused mind. It includes introspective activities where you record your thoughts so you can let go of them, and breathing exercises. There are also soothing exercises rooted in psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, along with inspiring quotes and affirmations.


“The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science: An Other Essential Works,” by Thomas Troward
Another author who wrote some of the original works form the New Thought movement that included Napoloeon Hill, is Thomas Troward. He was an English author writing in the 19th century and was deeply involved in the New Thought movement.

In The Edinburgh Lectures, he explores the ways that mental action influences the material world, and more. This edition of the book also includes “Your Invisible Power,” by Geneviève Behrend, one of Troward’s students. The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science is part of The Library of Spiritual Wisdom, which publishes curated classics written by some of the greatest spiritual teachers of all time.



“The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life,” by Joyce Marter
In this step-by-step guide for cultivating financial well-being, therapist Joyce Marter noticed an extraordinary trend: as her clients improved their mental health, they also began receiving raises, getting promotions, finding better jobs, or starting their own successful businesses.

She is now a go-to expert on the “Psychology of Success”― establishing ways to help you improve your financial well-being by focusing on your psychological and relational issues around money. In this book, Marter crystallizes her most powerful and effective practices for long-term prosperity, guiding you through 12 essential mindsets for transforming your relationship with yourself to welcome a life of wealth. Within each are exercises, self-assessment tools, and insights for shifting into a mindset of abundance.

You will discover why mindsets based on scarcity and zero-sum thinking lead to suffering; possible triggers for financially risky behavior and how to defuse their power; why holding on to resentment also holds you back from your potential; how to manage the desires of the ego without becoming either a doormat or a diva; and mindfulness, lovingkindness, self-inquiry, and other practices ― all focused on financial wellness.



 “How to Live When a Loved One Dies: Healing Meditations for Grief and Loss,” by Thich Nhat Hanh
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh shares accessible, healing words of wisdom to transform our suffering. In the immediate aftermath of a loss, sometimes it is all we can do to keep breathing. With his signature clarity and compassion, Thich Nhat Hanh will guide you through the storm of emotions surrounding the death of a loved one. It offers powerful practices such as mindful breathing that will help you reconcile with death and loss, feel connected to your loved one long after they have gone, and transform your grief into healing and joy.



“The Magic of Unicorns Oracle Cards: 44 Card Deck and Guidebook,” by Diana Cooper
Discover how to connect with your unicorn guides, advance on your ascension path and attract more love, light, healing and happiness with these magical cards. Diana Cooper teaches unicorns are beings of the angelic realms who are returning to Earth to aid us on our path to ascension. They bring messages of hope and remind us to stay positive as we prepare for a golden future. This oracle deck will help you meet your personal unicorn guide, embark on a spiritual path and work with the great energies of the universe on your ascension journey.

Working with the 44 illustrated cards you’ll discover how to awaken your psychic abilities, open your heart, be ready to receive abundance and blessings, stand in your power, receive soul healing, strengthen your trust, manifest your dreams, light the way for others and reach your divine potential.


“Manifestation Magic: 21 Rituals, Spells and Amulets for Abundance, Prosperity and Wealth,” by Elhoim Leafar
Elhoim Leafar, author of “The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags,” offers a clear, basic treatise on the magic of prosperity and manifesting positive abundance.

The book is divided into two sections with the first guiding the reader through some basic magical theory including the power of attraction. The second section puts theory into practice with 21 rituals, amulets, and talismans for creating and living the life you desire.

Techniques are derived from diverse influences blending modern paganism with Afro-Caribbean and Latin American magic, reflecting the author’s background and making the material accessible to readers walking a variety of magical paths.


“Surrender: Break Free of the Past, Realize Your Power, Live Beyond Your Story,” by Nicky Clinch
Do you find yourself getting caught in the same negative patterns, the same emotional spirals, the same limiting stories? The truth is that you can break free from the disempowering cycles blocking you from peace and joy and, most importantly, your freedom. The answer is already within you.

Nicky Clinch is your companion on the transformational path of surrender, providing empowering guidance as you clear the way for your true self to emerge. You’ll experience a maturation process of letting go, self-love and rebirth, so that you can grow, heal and transform–and really start living the life you were born to live. In this book, you will discover how to embrace embrace authenticity, self-love and freedom through letting go; break free from self-defeating patterns and cycles of negativity; dissolve attachments to the stories keeping you stuck in the past; clear obstacles preventing your growth and destiny to thrive and develop a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and all of life.



“Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within,” by Janet Conner
Since she discovered how to activate a divine Voice by slipping into the theta brain wave state (the border between the conscious and the subconscious) while writing, Janet Conner has dedicated herself to exploring and sharing what it means to live at the vibrant intersection of the visible and the invisible. After hitting rock bottom while escaping domestic abuse, Janet’s inner voice told her to start writing.

As she wrote, she gained clarity and strength, and felt an incredible connection to the divine. Miracles began to happen. Today, research scientists are providing peeks into consciousness and how it works. Their findings give intriguing clues about what is happening in and through our bodies, minds, and spirits as we roll pen across paper. This book explores this research and instructs how to access the power and beauty of our deepest selves.

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