North Stars: The Transition Team – Resources for Holding Your Spiritual Center

Merriam Webster defines “transition” as “passage from one state…to another.”  Webster further defines “North Star” as “a star that is used as a reference point in navigation.”

In the context of understanding our spirituality and how we are all in a state of oneness with each other, the following resources are highly recommended to facilitate our passage and navigation from ego-individuation to connected consciousness and spirit, a transition a purpose we all can embrace.



Joe Dispenza:  Meditation, genetic changeability, the quantum field…growth, healing, learning – all part of Dr. Joe’s processes, books and message.  For the serious individual whose intent is to understand and embody total health and wholeness, Dr. Joe brings the latest in science and understanding of the human mind and brain to the lay person, with specific practices, meditations and thought processes. What the Bleep, You are the Placebo, Evolve Your Brain.

Gregg Braden – “Awakening new wisdom for a new world emergence, Gregg is a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality and the real world.  Beginning 1986, after successful careers in geology and the aerospace industry, Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today.   Deep Truth, Fractal Time, The Isaiah Effect, The Divine Matrix, Resilience from the Heart, Speaking the Lost Language of God, Spontaneous Healing of Belief.

Andrew Newberg – neuroscientist who studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states. He is a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.” His research includes taking brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and trance states, in an attempt to better understand the nature of religious and spiritual practices and attitudes.  Born to Believe, How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain, How God Changes Your Brain, Principles of Neurotheology, Why God Won’t Go Away, Words Can Change Your

Peter Russell – Science and Consciousness:  Can science explain consciousness?  How has consciousness evolved?  Are all creatures conscious?  Is reality all in the mind?  Spiritual Awakening:  Letting go; opening to now; meditation; love.  Earth and Environment:  Roots of the global crisis; the real threat of climate change; the global brain; the Universe around us.  Russell takes the vast and esoteric and makes it digestible and applicable with clear understanding, even in the questioning.  Waking Up In Time, Mystery of 2012, From Science to God.

Deepak Chopra – Improving health and well-being, cultivating spiritual knowledge, expanding consciousness, and promoting world peace to all members of the human family.  Dr. Chopra offers practical means for fining our way to a peaceful, just, sustainable and healthy world through science and consciousness.  Seven Spiritual Laws of Success; Peace is the Way (CD); Power, Freedom and Grace; The Book of Secrets.

Joan Borysenko – Credible information about the intersection of mind-body health, positive psychology, and spiritual exploration.   “Living your best life is a multidimensional process of caring for body, mind, and soul.”   This is practical information ranging from mindfulness to neuroscience; from epigenetics to nutrition; and from ancient wisdom to modern psychology.  Science and spirituality meet for an optimized and awakened world:  Minding the Body – Mending the Mind; Your Soul’s Compass, Pocketful of Miracles, Wisdom Way of Knowing. 

Rick Hanson – “Hardwire happiness, love, and resilience into your brain and your life.”  One of the most generous teachers and guides in the fields of Neuroscience and Neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson offers easy-to-implement teachings, meditations, Q&A, video and audio guidance for free on his website.   His newsletters are jammed with understandable and easy-to-implement exercises, practices and ideas for transforming thought processes, making Happiness, Love and Wisdom a permanent part of our lives.  Hardwiring Happiness, Just One Thing.  

Institute of Heart Math – Doc Childre and Howard MartinProviding tools that connect us with the heart of who we truly are  for living healthier, fulfilling lives and building a brighter future.  Heartmath Solution,

Thich Nhat Hanh – Nominated in 1967 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize, Thay – Teacher – as he is known to his students – is a Zen master, poet and human rights activist:  Teachings on Love, Present Moment, Wonderful Moment, Art of Mindful Living, Energy of Prayer, Peace is Every Step.

Anodea Judith – Author, writer, speaker, authority on the Chakra System and Bodymind therapy.  Aligned along the sacred core of your body, seven energy centers known as chakras spin like sacred jewels forming a bridge of connection between Heaven and Earth, spirit and matter, mind and body.   Eastern Body, Western Mind; Waking the Global Heart;

Larry Dossey, M.D. and Barbara Dossey, PhD  – Recovering the sense of sacredness in everyday life and reshaping medicine and healthcare. The Power of Premonitions, Prayer is Good Medicine,

Wayne Dyer  – Make a connection to divine intelligence.   We are not our bodies, our possessions or our careers.  Who we are is Divine Love and that is infinite.   The Power of Intention, Ten Secrets for Inner Peace, Wisdom of the Ages;

Gary Zukav – Creating authentic power:   meaning and purpose, creativity and health, joy and love.  Harmony, Cooperation, Sharing and Reverence for Life: the alignment of the personality with the soul.  Seat of the Soul, Heart of the Soul, Soul Stories.

Mark Nepo  -Working with what we’re given till it wears us to joy,   Absort the totality of the mysterious, dynamic universe we live in.  Only the heart can absorb and integrate in a way that renews us.  The Book of Awakening, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen.

David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. – Psychiatrist, physician, researcher, spiritual teacher – expert on mental processes;  Live your life like a prayer.  Power vs. Force  – The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior.

Ervin Laszlo, founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, conception of cosmos, life and consciousness. Quantum Shift of the Global Brain, Science and the Akashic Field, The Consciousness – channeled wisdom about the law of attraction and how to allow abundance and joy into daily living.

Bruce Lipton, M.D. – Bridging science and spirit, leading the conversation in a new biology, epigenetics.  The Biology of Belief:  Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles.

Mike Dooley  – Reminding others of life’s fundamental truths: that life is magical, we are powerful, and dreams really do come true.  Notes from the Universe, The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You.

Sam Keen – Inquiring philosopher -Human life is a journey whose end is not in sight. Searching, longing and questioning is in our DNA. Who we are and what we will become is determined by the questions that animate us, and by those we refuse to ask. Your questions are your quest. As you ask, so shall you be.  In the Absence of God, Dwelling in the Presence of the Sacred, To Love and Be Loved, Hymns to An Unknown God.

Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston. Brown has spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong. Her latest book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone, will be released Fall 2017.

Priya Rana Kapoor is a life coach, author, speaker, and the Founder of Give YourSelf Permission®, programs developed to promote and instill long lasting personal power and freedom. Priya’s book, Give Yourself Permission to Live Your Life, has been the springboard for thousands of people breaking out of beliefs that have held them back.  Priya’s Live Your Best Year speaker series and e-course writer’s workshop invite inspiration from others as you find it within yourself.

Amit Goswami, PhD, is a theoretical nuclear physicist. He received his PhD in physics from Calcutta University in 1964 and has been a member of the University of Oregon’s Institute of Theoretical Science since 1968.  Physics of the Soul, God is Not Dead.  He is best known for his appearance as one of the interviewed scientists featured in the 2004 film What the Bleep Do We Know!?

Michael Bernard Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process, which he originated.  Three of his most recent books Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded are recipients of the prestigious Nautilus Award.   He founded the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of thousands of local members and global live streamers, highly regarded for its cultural, racial, and spiritual diversity.

Don Miguel Ruiz is a renowned spiritual teacher and internationally bestselling author.   He has spent the past three decades guiding students to personal freedom through his profound insights regarding the nature of human reality.  His book The Four Agreements, has changed the lives of millions.

Eckhart Tolle is a German-born resident of Canada best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose. In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle “the most popular spiritual author in the United States.


Additional Recommended Books

A Course in Miracles – Channeled by Helen Schucman

A History of God – The 4,000 Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam – Karen Armstrong

A Return to Love – Marianne Williamson

Congratulations, by the Way – Some Thoughts on Kindness – George Saunders

Getting in the Gap – Making Conscious Contact with God Through Meditation – Wayne Dyer

Gifts From A Course In Miracles

Integral Spirituality – A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern World

Journeys Into Emptiness – Dόgen, Merton, Jung and the quest for Transformation – Robert Jingen Gunn

Law of Divine Compensation – On Work, Money and Miracles – Marianne Williamson

Oneness With All Life – Treasury Edition

Prayer is Good Medicine

Seth Speaks – The Eternal Validity of the Soul – Channeled by Jane Roberts

The Consciousness Revolution – A Transatlantic Dialogue

The Healing Path of Prayer – A Modern Mystic’s Guide to Spiritual Power

The Illustrated World’s Religions – A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions – Huston Smith

The Isaiah Effect – Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy – Gregg Braden

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

True Meditation – Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness – Adyashanti

Walking A Sacred Path, and The Sacred Path Companion – A guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform

Why Good People Do Bad Things – How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy


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“If you think your life is about doingness, you do not understand what you are about. Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living – and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you are being while you’re doing whatever you’re doing.” – Conversations with God