We’ve all heard the phrase mind over matter, but applying it is an entirely separate animal . . .
Books that explore topics and stories of mind over matter are intriguing, empowering, and downright inspiring.
As J.K. Rowling once said, “I believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” Books that have the power to take you to places you never thought you’d go.
New Age Spirituality is one of the most thought-provoking topics ever explored. Combining principles of science and religion, this movement dives deep into the spiritual transformation that comes from elevating the human consciousness.
If you’re looking to gain a deeper level of self-awareness, read on for a list of books that span the New Age Spirituality, Alternative Medicine and New Thought genres. What do these genres have in common? They all focus on and explore mind over matter.
Regardless of which one(s) you choose, these 5 books about mind over matter are sure to blow your mind . . .
1. Super Genes by Deepak Chopra
Since our genes are determined at birth, we’re led to believe that they can’t be changed. Alternative Medicine advocate Deepak Chopra has evidence to the contrary.
Studies show your genes can, in fact, be altered through the way you think and act. In Chopra’s book, Super Genes, he explains there is an innate potential within each of us to transform our genes into “super genes.”
Intention is everything. Your cells respond to what you believe. The book documents several cases of people with terminal illnesses who made a full recoveries by following Chopra’s method.
By practicing meditation, new thought, and other forms of alternative medicine, they were able to shift the way they were thinking and feeling, optimizing their health and well-being.
Talk about mind over matter! Super Genes will change the way you think about your genetic destiny. You have more power than you know. The choices you make today have the potential to transform your future.
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2. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The ego is the root of pain and suffering in the world. It’s the fear, jealousy, and anger that prevents us from finding inner peace. In A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle helps readers move past the ego into a higher level of consciousness.
This book not only illustrates the impact of transcending the ego on a personal level, but the potential it has to change the world. The more people who can detach from their egos, the better the world will be.
Being in the here and now is the only way to enjoy a happy, fulfilling life. Tolle gives readers the tools to stop dwelling on the past, worrying about the future and ultimately find peace in the present.
Not only does A New Earth explore mind over matter; it is also the most heart-opening book on this list!
3. Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin, M.D.
When we get sick, many of us turn to doctors and take medicine to solve our problems. Lissa Rankin, M.D., was one of those people. However, when her health started to decline, and Western Medicine couldn’t help, she decided to take a different approach through alternative medicine and mind over matter.
Dr. Rankin learned more about the body’s self-healing mechanisms and found a connection between the mind and our innate ability to heal. She researched numerous cases of spontaneous recovery, finding a common thread: thoughts, feelings and beliefs can alter our genetic makeup.
Mind Over Medicine contains data to prove that fear, depression, and negative thinking can harm the body, whereas gratitude, loving relationships and self-awareness can heal it. This book makes you see that you have more control over your health than you realize.
4. Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza
Looking to break free from the past? Want to learn how to change your energy and live a more mystical, meaningful and fulfilling life?
Becoming Supernatural gives you the tools to help you tune into a higher level of energy and consciousness. Combining science and ancient wisdom, Dr. Joe Dispenza demonstrates how to change your brain chemistry to connect to your supernatural self.
He discusses how to recondition your body by aligning your energy centers and using your pineal gland to explore the supernatural realm and quite literally practice mind over matter.
Through repeated mystical and transcendental experiences, you can achieve complete mind body balance. This book will change the way you think about reality, and what lies beyond the naked eye. You will start to question – and discover – what the human mind is truly capable of.
5. Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein
Unhappiness stems from the belief that we have no control over our lives. But what if you discovered it’s not all on you? What if you learned there is a higher power that is helping you co-create your life?
In Super Attractor, New Thought author Gabrielle Bernstein explains that you have the power to attract everything you want in life. It starts with acceptance and gratitude.
When you can accept the way things are and be grateful, you will raise your energetic vibration. You will know that what you want is on its way. Bernstein helps you shift from a scarcity to an abundance mindset and tap into your unlimited potential.
Instead of trying to predict how things will unfold, you will become open and excited by the possibilities. While many of us are afraid to embrace the unknown, that’s where the real magic happens.
Tap Into Your Unlimited Potential With the Power of Mind Over Matter
These mind over matter books will help you let go of the thoughts that are holding you back and give you the tools to raise your consciousness. Most importantly, they will help you see that you can create the life you want.
Will you continue to stand back and simply let life happen? Or will you take back control to make it as fulfilling as possible? The choice is yours.
This article originally appeared on YogiApproved.