While there are many authors with deep insight on this subject,
to get started, here are a few; I would highly recommend any and all of their work:
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
There's a lovely little legend that I would like to tell,
of the birth and death of Jesus, found in this lowly shell.
If you examine closely, you'll see that you find here,
four nail holes and a fifth one, made by a Roman's spear.
On one side the Easter lily, its center is the star that appeared
unto the shepherds and led them from afar.
The Christmas Poinsettia etched on the other side,
reminds us of His birthday, our happy Christmastide.
Now break the center open and here you will release,
the five white doves awaiting, to spread Good Will and Peace.
This simple little symbol Christ left for you and me,
to help us spread His Gospel, through all Eternity.
- Author Unknown
in the sand ...
it was here that
I carried you.”
In addition, here are some other preferred titles:
Since I began studying extensively on these subjects, I have found many like-minded people who have been afraid to tell others of their views. Eventually, we come to realize, however, if we are going to make a difference, we need to put into practice what we learn and feel we now know. It is a bit like coming out of the closet spiritually. There will always be those who will wholeheartedly disagree and those who will challenge your belief to one degree or another. Of course, that is their right, but what they don't have is the right to tell you what or how to believe. As with everything, there are always many paths to the same destination. Everyone must find their own truth on this path called life. Key to this is keeping an open mind. New information is always coming in and may well disprove or replace what we currently know.
I can tell you now that you will not agree on every concept in my books or in the suggested reads, nor should you. It is best to take what rings true to you and leave the rest. What works for some, may not, or will not work for another. One thing is certain; once you know what you know, you can never go back, nor will you want to.
For those who have a hunger to learn more or study further, some great places to begin exploring the many aspects of the metaphysical are with these recommended reads. All are classed as non-fiction. There are hundreds if not thousands of others.
Besides borrowing from the library, you may want to purchase some for your own personal library. There are many good book stores where you can purchase both new and used, as well as online or in an e-book format. One of my own personal favorites is Amazon. You will find many of these books to be very powerful and have the capacity to change your life forever.
At some point, and you will know when, you will be ready to explore going from just reading, to attending conferences and workshops offered by your favorite authors. Once you have become aware of your own personal truths, you will want to act on them by living them. This is a more effective way of touching the lives of others, then by simply telling them what you believe to be true for you.
Still others are intrigued by it, embrace it, and have a hunger to know more. In other words, we are all at different levels of spiritual development as part of the eternal soul’s journey. It has been said by many masters that when we are ready, the opportunity or teacher will present itself. Perhaps you have happened upon this website, but rest assured, it was no accident or coincidence.
We all possess an inner knowing that this life is not all there is or ever was. Furthermore, it is true that we all possess a sixth sense.
Some of us deny it, don’t believe it, or just do not wish to go there. Others suspect it, but don’t understand it, and/or don’t really care. Then there are those who know it, fear it, and choose not to develop it. Because we were all given free will, it
is our choice.
Taking it to the Next Level
Jami Lynn Sands