= Tiny Books with Timeless Secrets
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review.com
If you are a fan of tiny books filled with wisdom, you
will love the “Secrets Series.” Each book is beautifully
illustrated and has “31” thoughts/quotes. The idea is to
read a selection and then read it again at various points during
the day until it is absorbed into your subconscious.
“Secrets of Emotional Healing,” deals with how to
overcome anger, anxiety, depression, discouragement, loneliness,
unkindness, hurt feelings, cynicism, bitterness, dependence on
others, discontentment, doubt, mental dullness, fearfulness,
feelings of guilt, greed, irritation, negativity, insecurity,
jealousy, conceit, resentment, self-pity, low self-esteem, fear
of failure and fear of death.
My favorite quote on day five is:
“The secret of overcoming
depression is to affirm mentally, ‘I am not my moods, and I am
not subject to the moods of others. I am ruler in my kingdom of
thoughts and feelings!’ In everything you do, strive to be a
cause, not an effect.”
When put into practice, this “seed of thought” can become
a rather powerful and stabilizing force. Words contain a power
and unfortunately many of us talk to ourselves in a way that
brings negative results. This book has already helped me to
think more positively. It provides a sense of freedom from those
controlling thoughts with which our minds try to destroy us.
If you feel that you need to incorporate more positive
thinking patterns into your day, this is a beautiful gift to
yourself. I also think this would be quite a thoughtful gift for
a friend or relative who is attempting to overcome negative
Keep this tiny book in your pocket and when you feel a
negative emotion trying to control you, look up the specific
“secret” and repeat it to yourself until you break free from
the chains of your negative thinking.
The secrets to breaking free from emotional turmoil.
Affirmations for Self Healing
= Comforting Affirmations
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review.com
An affirmation is a statement of truth which one aspires
to absorb into his life. It has been said that we are what we
eat. It would be truer to say, “We are what we think.” ~J.
Affirmations can heal your mind and body. Since 1948, J.
Donald Walters has been studying and practicing the ancient
science of concentration and meditation known as Raja Yoga. You
do not have to actually practice Yoga in order to enjoy or
benefit from his knowledge. You may enjoy the affirmation and
not say the prayers (To Cosmic Energy, God, Divine Mother,
Spirit, Lord, Heavenly Father) or just enjoy reading the passage
on the left explaining the fifty-two basic subjects. You can
take what you need from this book and enhance your life. You
could adapt the prayers to your own religious beliefs.
Within this tiny book you will find a passage, an affirmation
and a prayer for: Success, Energy, Immortality, Humility,
Sharing, Consideration for Others, Inspiration, Joy,
Discrimination, Humor, Truthfulness, Happiness, Forgiveness,
Courage, Non-attachment, Self-confidence, Acceptance, Positive
Thinking, Love, Service, Work, Contentment, Introspection,
Calmness, Wisdom, Concentration, Security, Self-control, Will
Power, Generosity, Awareness, Moral Vigor, Willingness,
Patience, Renunciation, Enthusiasm, Devotion, Openness,
Even-Mindedness, Self-expansion, Power, Income, Good Health,
Peace of Mind, Perseverance, Practicality, Gratitude, Kindness,
Alertness, Non-injury, God-Remembrance, High-Mindedness.
I especially enjoyed reading the topic of “Acceptance.”
Here we learn that this is one of the most difficult lessons in
life and the author explains how we waste so much energy wishing
our lives were different. He explains how we can accept what
comes into our lives as coming from God.
The Affirmation: “I accept with calm impartiality whatever
comes my way. Free in my heart, I am not conditioned by any
I also enjoyed reading the section on “Immortality” and
thinking of myself as a “child of eternity.” When you think
of death as being a change and not an “end” it does not seem
as frightening unless you are still wondering where your soul
will end up.
The section on “Joy” and “Happiness” is enlightening
and very true.
J. Donald Walters believes in affirmations which are repeated
with deep concentration. The words are then carried into the
subconscious and can change us on levels of the mind in which we
have little conscious control.
To heal yourself, you may have to set your inner conflicts in
order and start to think differently about your life.
I have also enjoyed reading: “Secrets of Emotional
Healing” by the same author.
“Affirmations for Self-Healing” is a book to keep on your
bedside table to read in quiet moments of reflection perhaps
while listening to “Relax: Meditations for Flute and Cello”
composed by Donald Walters.
Secrets of Friendship
Thirty-One Days of Friendship Advice
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review.com
“The secret of friendship is never belittling a
friend’s enthusiasms.” – Day Twelve
If you have the desire to be a better friend or have a friend
who would enjoy a mini-book about friendship, I can recommend
this to you.
Not only does J. Donald Walters give some very unique ideas,
he draws on deep principles and is a keen observer of human
The Secret Books are part of a series of “seed thoughts.”
Two pages are offered for a day of the month. You can read the
saying several times and with each repetition, the words will
become absorbed more deeply into your subconscious.
J. Donald Walters starts the book in a practical way by
giving the first secret and explaining the type of friends you
want to choose. If your friends are not sincere and loyal then
you may be pouring your life into leaking vessels and find your
time essentially spent mopping up spills.
Besides marriage, keeping friendships vibrant, alive and
interesting may be one of the most difficult tasks. You really
do have to work at being a good friend. The best friends are
very accepting of you as a soul and are willing to help you
overcome your perilous ways. In fact, they care enough to tell
you the truth even if it hurts. Although, at times we tend to
like the friends who baby us and shield us from the truth. We
like some friends to be a refuge from the storm.
The author presents Friendship in an open and free way.
“The secret of friendship is accepting your friends as they
are, and not trying to re-create them in your image, or
according to your own desires.” –Day Nine
The Promise of Immortality
= Profound Work of Great Beauty
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review.com
“It is urgent also that mankind seek a
deeper-than-rational understanding of life. For as human
knowledge grows, it encompasses other cultures and other ways of
thinking. This expansion of awareness cannot but convince people
of the truth and beauty of other great religious teachings.”
Although J. Donald Walters was raised as an Episcopalian, he
was later initiated into an Indian monastic order and took the
spiritual name, Swami Kriyananda. Through his teaching he
challenges the reader to attain a deeper form of belief. He
often contrasts real spirituality with the outward show of pomp
The author encourages a deeper understanding of what you
believe. It is not enough to say you believe, you must “live
out your faith.”
I’ve been very impressed with his “Secrets of” series.
They are little books that can really help you change the way
you are thinking so you can be more successful, peaceful or
fulfilled as a human being living on this uncertain planet.
In all the uncertainty, J. Donald Walters brings us to some
of the most important ideas Jesus taught and compares them with
teachings in the Bhagavad Gita. Walters explains the Bible in
ways you can’t even imagine are possible. Yet, in the end it
makes complete sense. I loved his explanation of how God is the
J. Donald Walters says that everything in this book is
consistent with Paramhansa Yoganda’s actual writing, so he
says it is not really his book, but rather a disciples attempt
to present his guru’s teachings in a way as to reach a wider
audience. Yogananda’s mission is to show the underlying
oneness of the Holy Bible and the Bhagavad Gita.
The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Krishna
(representing God) and Arjuna (a devotee/aspirant toward divine
union). I was amazed by the sheer poetic beauty of the text.
The Contents Include:
Part I – The Eternal Christ
The Eternal Word: Key to Manifested Existence
What is the Source of Life?
Why is the Light “Incomprehensible” to Darkness?
”The Only Begotten” – Why?
Receptivity: they key to Spiritual Development
Divine Grace vs. Divine Law
Can God Be Know?
Part II – The Instruments of Recognition
How to Study the Scriptures
Finding a True Teacher
How to Relate to a Master
Heaven Is Our Birthright!
Imperfection Is of the Ego- Perfection Is of the Soul
Part III- Son of Man: Son of God?
Who is This Son of Man?
Resurrection, and the Meaning of Divine Tests
Part IV- The Soul’s Ascent
The Way Beckons
”Works” That Lead to Perfection
”Be Ye Therefore Perfect!”
Restlessness vs. God-Centeredness
The “On Thing Needful.”
The Inner Way of Pilgrimage
The Inner Kingdom
How Devotees Fall
How Devotess Can Rise Again
The Eternal Present
The Redeeming Light
Index of Bible Quotations
Index of Bhagavad Gita Quotations
Index of Quotations by Paramhansa Yogananda
Most of the book does seem to focus on the teachings of
Christ. It is important to note that the author believes in
reincarnation. Rather interesting theories on this subject. He
also has some thoughts on Astrology and its origins. There are
ideas you may accept or reject, however the explanations are
always entertaining and often enlightening.
He talks about the Divine Consciousness which is the true
life which enlightens human minds and speaks of a time where
there will be more cooperation’s between the world’s
religions. He seems to promote a unity of all religious beliefs
and explains how the quest for divine truth is the essence of
“Love is not great because Jesus loved. Jesus, rather was
great because he demonstrated so perfectly the quality of
love.” pg. 25
Is there a way to know all the happiness and fulfillment you
have ever craved?
Should our goal in life be to know God?
What is the Christ Consciousness?
Who can satisfy our deepest longing for divine love?
What did Jesus really mean when he said: “Let the dead bury
How long should you meditate?
In a time when religion has become one of the most neglected
of human concerns, this book will help to recharge your soul and
lift up your spiritual consciousness.
A fascinating explanation of ancient scriptures. A book you
will want to read at least twice!
The time for knowing God has come. ~Paramhansa Yogamamda
Secrets For Women
Thoughts and Dreamy Pictures
is a radiance outward from within. It comes from kind, happy
thoughts, and from virtuous qualities. Beauty is not the outer
mask a person wears to please the world. It is erroneous to make
a cult of youth. Every age has its intrinsic beauty.” –J.
J. Donald Walters is well known as an
author, philosopher, playwright, composer, poet and lecturer. He
seems to have the gift of writing beautiful and meaningful
thought that inspire the mind and touch the heart.
He takes complex subjects and turns them
into beautiful expressions of the heart. I love this tiny book
for women. It contains meditations for each day of the month.
First you say the saying out loud, then softly, then in a
whisper, and then only in your mind.
Each repetition allows the words to be more deeply absorbed into
your subconscious. If you become what you think, they thinking
some of these beautiful thoughts will make you a more beautiful
The design of this “secret” book is
especially pretty. I love all the gorgeous pictures of flowers,
lakes, streams, waterfalls and sunsets. The writing is on the
left with the picture on the right. Each thought is really an
experience all on its own.
How true is it to read: “Transcend
your personal troubles by offering solace to other troubled
hearts.” When you start caring about other people, they
give you so much more in return than you could ever hope for. It
is as if caring unlocks your own creativity and problem solving
The author focuses on concepts relevant
to women in particular and discusses:
How women should focus on their inner
beauty and be a mother to all.
Why we should allow people to grow at their own pace.
How to expand the capacity for loving.
Why our moods color our lives.
How emotional reaction clouds reality.
Why we can heal sickness and disharmony with kindness.
Peaceful reflections to encourage the free
flow of joy in your life.
Secrets for Men
“Be strong in yourself, that you may give
strength to other. Be like a spreading oak, in whose shade many
can find shelter.”
If we become what we think, then thinking
thoughts that make us stronger, wiser and successful has to be
the way to go. In “Secrets for Men,” J. Donald Walters
presents one thought for each day of the month. He encourages
you to keep one page open throughout the day and to read it as
often as possible. The though can then slowly work its way into
your subconscious. Eventually you acquire a complete
understanding of the subject at hand.
Some of the subjects Include:
Giving others the freedom to be themselves.
Not letting others do your thinking for you.
Being a sincere friend to all who cross your path.
Seeing yourself as a part of a greater reality.
Developing graciousness and appreciation.
Nice “gift book” for the man in your life.
Secrets of Radiant Health and Well-Being
= 30 days to a more radiant you
“The secret of radiant health and well-being is to
become a cause, not an effect. Let nothing condition your
happiness. Accept from others only what you choose to accept:
their good suggestions, but not their insistence on them; their
constructive criticism, but not their anger. Radiate outward
into the world around you the light of your faith and wisdom.”
~J. Donald Walters
If you enjoy reading beautiful thoughts, you will enjoy all
the “Secrets” books by J. Donald Walters. He has a true gift
for simplifying the complex. In just a few words, he embraces an
entire philosophy that can help change your life.
These books have encouraged me to think more clearly. I’m
reviewing all these little books because I really want to share
these secrets with you. They are have been quite an inspiration
This book is especially cute and the art has a fresh, alive
feel to it. This is a book of “seed thoughts” you can plant
into your subconscious. Each day you read one thought and then
leave the book open and allow repetition to help the thought
become absorbed more deeply into your subconscious.
I find that even reading the book once is helpful. I actually
enjoy reading each book all the way through each time.
This book contains the secrets to radiant health. There are
comments on having a balanced diet, a reminder to exercise and
notes on how to be more content and grateful.
One secret for each day of the month.
Tranquility & Inner Peace
with Music from Clarity Sound & Light