Inspirational books for 2012: there are some suggested readings, from Hay House:

The First Rule of Ten
Enlightened Cop Turns Gumshoe
by Gay Hendricks, Tinker Lindsay

Meet Tenzing Norbu (“Ten” for short), an ex-Buddhist monk who dreamed of becoming a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.

Last Friday night, I tasted one of life’s sweet little experiences.

Saturday, I got shot.

It makes me wonder if I have a low tolerance for things going well in my world. Or maybe I just need to be more mindful of what’s going on, both outside and in.

This may come as a surprise to you, but I’ve decided to put some rules back into my life—just not the scriptural kind I was so good at rebelling against back when I lived in the monastery. These are life-rules rules, drawn from my own experience, regardless of whether it’s humbling, exhilarating or painful. Rule Number One is this: If you’re open to learning, you get your life-lessons delivered as gently as the tickle of a feather. But if you’re defensive, if you stubbornly persist in being right instead of learning the lesson at hand, if you stop paying attention to the tickles, the nudges, the clues—boom! Sledgehammer. Or in this case, the mangled slug of a .45 automatic.

The truth is, the pain caused by the bullet-graze, was insignificant compared to the deep ache of uncertainty provoked by my brush with death. I felt lost, swarmed by questions to which I had no easy answers. But once I could see a way forward, I actually started feeling grateful to Leon—the poor misguided being who pulled the trigger.

From the time I was a teenager, reading all those contraband detective novels by candlelight in our sleeping quarters, I never wanted to be anything but a modern incarnation of Sherlock Holmes. So when I made Detective five years ago, I thought I had my life all wrapped up, with a nice, pretty bow on top. But lately, the realities of working for the LAPD have been closing in on me. I can hardly breathe anymore.

Some cops are happy to spend the bulk of their time shuffling papers and testifying in court. They’d rather pass their days getting hammered by defense attorneys than roam around out in the big world, messing with actual criminals. Not me. I like the action. I spent enough years sitting cross-legged in confined spaces, eyes closed, sheltered from anything that might challenge reality. Or nonreality, for that matter.

It’s just that every minute in court, or chained to my desk, is a minute I’m not out putting bad people away, which last I heard was the whole point. The number of hours I spend on real police work has been declining steadily over the past couple of years, until these days I’m lucky if I pull 15 hours a week outside.

My partner’s been putting up with a swelling stream of complaints about the paperwork, the politics, the endless bureaucratic hassles and mandatory regulations that are taking all the joy out of the job. I mean, monks deal with endless rules, too, but at least where you are, the goal is freedom from suffering. Not piling on more and more of it.

Once again in my life, something had to give. Once again, something has.

It’s over. I’m no longer a cop.

How to Master the Dating Game
by David Wygant

How to find the perfect partner by revealing your true self…

I spent my 20s and much of my 30s chasing money and women. I was very good at both. There was just one problem with this: I wasn’t satisfied in my relationships. Every woman I decided to date was a carbon copy of the last one—and the last one wasn’t very good. Why? Because I didn’t learn the lesson the very first time and had to reconnect with the exact same person in a different body over and over again until I finally figured it out.

I used to look at meeting women as a game. To me it was a blast to be able to chase them, convince them that I was fantastic, and get a phone number. I always thought that the phone number was the conquest—the payoff. I really didn’t understand the importance of self-love and creating the most powerful version of me.

Dating is really all about growing. Every person you meet is someone you get to know for a certain amount of time. During that period, you have a unique opportunity to learn more about yourself and what you want—in life and in a partner. Even if you’ve gone on 50 first dates and never been on a second one with the same person, you should just look at this as growth, where you can learn something about who you are while being in the company of another individual.

Have you ever had a relationship based on need? (Hasn’t everybody had at least one or two?) For example, you’re sick of being single, so you find the best possible person at that time to be with, even though you know he or she isn’t right for you. At one point in my life I seriously considered marriage just because all my friends were getting married.

Sure enough, a good friend of mine decided that she’d fallen in love with me. So what did I do? I made it work. We broke up after three months, and things should have stayed that way. But I continued to pursue her, and we got back together and had a three-year relationship. She was a wonderful person, but we were honestly never aligned sexually or emotionally. We weren’t even that great as lovers. We were just good friends, and it took three years for me to realize that.

During this process, though, I grew a lot. I realized that I have a high desire for passion and intimacy, and I need to be with somebody who has this same longing. And I accepted the relationship for what it was: a great, fantastic experience where I learned a lot about myself, as well as being close with another person. Dating is for growing, but getting to know yourself is the key.

The Power of Self-Healing
Good Health Is in Your Hands
by Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Unlock your natural healing potential…

I love to tell the story about the medical student who was taking a course on diseases. One morning after class, he said to his professor, “With all these diseases, I don’t understand how anyone can survive.” The teacher replied, “When you study how the body works, you’ll wonder how anyone can get sick.”

Our bodies were designed with the ability to make repairs and to even defend against illness or injury. We are, in truth, self-healing creatures. You’ve seen the proof many times yourself. If you nick yourself while shaving or scrape your knee, you can see the healing start almost immediately. Inside your body, specialized blood cells, called platelets, seal up the wound through clotting to stem the flow of blood. White blood cells are dispatched to the area to fight bacteria that might enter the body through the broken skin. And red blood cells arrive on the scene to nourish the healing tissue with oxygen. Over the next few days, the tiny wound scars over and finally disappears—thanks to the body’s own natural team of “cellular paramedics.”

And if you’ve ever broken a bone, you’ve experienced self-healing in action, too. After being in a cast for a few weeks, what happens to that bone? It heals itself with new, natural bone in quite an amazing process of repair. That’s why when your doctor removes your cast and says, “You’re as good as new!” he or she isn’t kidding!

Likewise, a sprained ankle, pulled muscle, or a painful back will usually heal with rest. And while over-the-counter medicines will relieve the symptoms of a cold, it is your own healthy immune system that brings you back to health.

And just as miraculously, your body fights against cancer. Several times a day, a normal cell in the body might mutate into a cancerous one, but your body recognizes this and its natural defense mechanisms actually knock out that cancer cell. There is healing going on every single moment of our lives.

It’s up to us—as individuals—to be the keepers and protectors of our own health. Statistics prove my point: the health-care system affects only about 10 percent of our health outcome; the remaining 90 percent is determined by lifestyle choices, and how and where we live. Health-care providers have little control over those things, but we certainly do! And I am on a mission to help people everywhere realize that health and healing is within their own grasp.

The Secret of Quantum Living
by Dr. Frank J. Kinslow

For years people have been waiting for a book that merges the abstract Eastern philosophy of inner peace with the scientific applications of quantum physics. Well, that book has finally arrived! The Secret of Quantum Living is a straightforward guide that offers profound spiritual insights and a practical, easy-to-apply process for healing and harmonious living.

Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality
by Dr. Joyce Whiteley Hawkes

In Resonance, internationally respected cell biologist and healing facilitator, Joyce Hawkes, Ph.D., offers the best of science, spirit, and storytelling. Richly detailed with Joyce’s experiences studying shamanic healing in South East Asia and stories of the people she has assisted back to health, this book will allow readers to explore their own ability to heal at every level.

Earth Wisdom
A Heart-Warming Mixture of the Spiritual and the Practical
by Glennie Kindred

This beautiful and inspirational guidebook from Glennie Kindred teaches us how to work with the natural cycles of the year. Comprehensive and accessible, it is an invaluable source of information for anyone wanting to learn more about tree lore, Celtic festivals, the five elements, Moon energies or simply how to make a deeper connection with the Earth.

The Belly Fat Cure Quick Meals
Lose 4 to 9 lbs. a week with on-the-go CARB SWAPS
by Jorge Cruise

Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Belly Fat Cure Quick Meals™ gives you options to eat on-the-go meals that will keep you losing 4 to 9 lbs. a week. Whether in the kitchen or in a hurry, use the power of the Everyday Carb Swap™ to enjoy pasta, burgers, chocolate, wine, and even ice cream guilt free! Dig in.

ThetaHealing Diseases and Disorders
by Vianna Stibal

With growing scientific evidence that toxic emotions can contribute to disease; and increased awareness that emotions, feelings, and the power of thought have a direct bearing upon one’s physical health, more and more people are now realizing that changing how their minds influence their bodies can be of huge value in creating optimal health. This book represents a valuable contribution to the new paradigm that is emerging in the world of healing!

The Four Agreements—Illustrated Version
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
by Don Miguel Ruiz

This four-color illustrated edition of The Four Agreements celebrates a personal growth classic. In The Four Agreements don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

The Wisdom of Menopause—Newly Revised and Updated
Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change
by Dr. Christiane Northrup

Now completely revised, this groundbreaking classic draws on the current research and medical advances in women’s health. With The Wisdom of Menopause, Dr. Christiane Northrup shows that women can make menopause a time of personal empowerment-emerging wiser, healthier, and stronger than ever before in both mind and body. Click here to read an excerpt of The Wisdom of Menopause.

A Course in Weight Loss
21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever
by Marianne Williamson

The 21 lessons in this book will take you on a deep, sacred journey. One step at a time, you will learn to shift your relationship with yourself-and your body-from one of fear to one of love. And you will begin to integrate the various parts of yourself-mind, body, and spirit-to become, once again, and in all ways, the beautiful and peaceful person you were created to be.

The Mother of Invention
The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of YOU
by Neale Donald Walsch

In what may very well be a new literary style, this biography begins in the future, unraveling Barbara’s story backward: from December 22, 2012, to the date of her birth. Throughout the book are special sections inviting us to explore how we may directly apply what Barbara has observed and learned during her remarkable 80-year journey…to our own daily lives.

The Angel Therapy Handbook
by Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue has taught her Angel Therapy Practitioner course since 1997, helping thousands to learn the skills of spiritual healing and psychic readings in concert with the angels and archangels. Now, she has amassed the tools, secrets, and exercises that she teaches her students in a comprehensive handbook. Whether you’re a professional healer, or just want to polish your natural spiritual gifts, this handbook is a vital reference tool that you can refer to again and again.

Why You Burn Out and How to Revive
by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

This beautiful and inspirational guidebook from Glennie Kindred teaches us how to work with the natural cycles of the year. Comprehensive and accessible, it is an invaluable source of information for anyone wanting to learn more about tree lore, Celtic festivals, the five elements, Moon energies or simply how to make a deeper connection with the Earth.

Just 10 Lbs
Easy Steps to Weighing What You Want (Finally)
by Brad Lamm

In Just 10 LBS, intervention specialist Brad Lamm brings a fresh eye to weight loss, focusing not on the what of eating, but on the how and why. As a companion piece to The Dr. Oz Show’s major, year-long initiative to change the health of America, this book discards the notion of overhauling life with the vague dream of being thin and challengesthe reader to focus on losing just 10 pounds.

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