Louise says, ” Life is Really Very Simple. What We Give Out, We Get Back.” And she also says, “What we think about ourselves becomes the truth of us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.
We are beings that contain energy ions. And like a magnet, we have the power to attract and repel other energy ions. We all know the classic rule: Like poles attract, Unlike poles repels. Like the conventional magnet, we are capable of attracting good and positive things that The Universe has in store. However, our magnets work differently: Positive energy attracts Positive outcomes and of course, Negative energy attracts Negative outcomes.”
In this book, Louise teaches us that the things that we think about ourselves become our truth. She tells us that we are responsible for all the good and all the bad that comes our way and that no one of no thing has any power over us because when we create peace, harmony and balance in our minds, we will also find it in our lives. Wow, that’s pretty powerful stuff if you ask me.
This book teaches that when we are young, we learn how to feel about ourselves by the reactions of the adults in our lives. If we live in a home that is full of anger and fear then we grow into adults who may be angry and who may be uncertain about things in our life. Our belief system is taught to us when we are young and then we take those lessons with us throughout our life and apply them in such a way as to create their reality for us. However, we can change that from this very moment forward to produce a different reality for us from here on out and Louise leads us on that journey of relearning and healing.
Louise helped me to understand that in addition to our being a product of our upbringing, our parents are also a product of theirs. In this new understanding I have been able to forgive my parents and the prominent adults in my childhood for the mistakes that they made. It has brought to me new understanding allowing forgiveness to flow and fill the spots that were previously filled with anger and resentment, with new energy of love and understanding. In addition, I am able to apply this knowledge in my day to day life for better understanding of the people who I have daily contact with.
I read this book years ago. It was one of the first books I read that led me on the spiritual journey I’m on today. I highly recommend this book for healing from past hurts related to family of origin and to help in better understanding all the people in our lives. In addition, this book taught me how to change my thoughts from ones of negativity to ones of positivity so that I can lead a more fulfilling life.
Thank you Louise Hay!
By: Brenda L Wilson
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At a time in our lives where everything seems to be changing it is good to know that a book that was written many years ago still can have a profound impact on our lives.
Louise Hay’s book “You Can Heal Your Life” is one of those books. I purchased the gift edition back in November of last year but didn’t actually open the book till the end of December. I know now that it was the perfect time for me to read “You Can Heal Your Life”.
Over the past year I have been wondering what God had in store for my life, what my purpose in life was and feeling like I was running around in circles.
I started to read “You Can Heal Your Life” during the two weeks that I took off at the end of the year. On January 3, 2009 I was hospitalized for Bell’s Palsy. After being released from the hospital I came home and immediately opened up the book again and looked to see what Louise Hay had to say about Bell’s Palsy.
Bell’s Palsy-Extreme control over anger. Unwillingness to express feelings.
For a couple of years I have struggled with exactly that! I didn’t want to show anger or express my feelings of despair or my feelings of feeling totally out of control. I wanted to yell at anyone and everyone who had hurt me or had in some way made me feel out of control, even so much as blame God and myself for what I was going through. But I could not do it, I could not blame others or let go of those feelings of anger…I wanted to but I just couldn’t express them for the fear of feeling even more out of control.
After reading “You Can Heal Your Life” and working through my anger with affirmations that Louise suggested such as:
“It is safe for me to express my feelings. I forgive myself.”
I was able to express those angry feelings, I yelled, I screamed and then I release those feelings and let go.
Amazingly this past week, my Bell’s Palsy went away! I am now able to smile again without having my face droop. It is amazing how what we feel inside and out affects our health.
While I knew this to an extent, this time I understood throughly what I had to learn from this situation!
I have always said I was a stubborn person for me it doesn’t take 3 times to be hit on the head, nope it takes a 4th time before I wake up…” The Bell’s Palsy was the 4th time I have been hit on the head
Now everyday I open up “You Can Heal Your Life” or “The Present Moment-365 Daily affirmations” or “Everyday Positive Thinking” to remind me of things to say to myself that are positive.
I just open the books and I believe where they open up I was meant to read that day.
So if you are struggling with staying positive in this day and age or are wondering why you are suffering from an illness and are looking for help I strongly recommend any book written by Louise Hay or for that manner any book from a Hay House author.
“If you are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed”-Louise Hay
By: Rebbekah White
About the Author:
The book that changed my thinking about health and our ability to heal our bodies is the classic from Louise Hay “You Can Heal Your Life.”
This is the single greatest book on the power of our emotions and thoughts on our overall health.
Louise Hay has healed herself from cancer. She explains how she does it in this very enlightening book. Louise was way ahead of her time as her first copy of this book was back in 1984. There have been countless updates as this is a perennial winner in the health and healing world.
When I first read this book I would read about the illness I had at the time such as a sore throat and see what the good book had to say. For example, when we experience a sore throat, we are “holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self.”
Louise recommends contemplating the root issues of a sore throat – what are you angry at or unable to express? Moreover, she advises you to repeat the affirmation ” I release all restrictions, I am free to be me.”
You will be amazed at how changing your thoughts and focusing on your pending emotional issue can arrest any illness. By going to the root emotional cause, the illness dissipates.
Just last year I woke up with a migraine headache and I was really bummed out about it since I had a very fun day planned.
My first order of business was to grab Louise Hay’s book and see what was my root issue for this migraine since I have only had a handful in my life.
The root cause of a migraine says “Dislike of being driven. Resisting the flow of life.”
I laid down in my bed and thought about these words. Yes, I was being driven in my new business at the time and not happy about it. I agreed with this.
My next step was to find out the affirmation for a migraine. ” I relax into the flow of life and let life provide all that I need easily and comfortably. Life is for me.”
I repeated these words to myself. It was not more than 45 minutes later and I was in the shower and off for the day. The migraine never came back that day, nor have I had a migraine since!
I give all kudos to this wonderful book. Now I will warn you, like me, at first you will not agree with the root causes of your illness. You will do all to resist what it says. – No way is that my root cause. – Expect this resistance from yourself. It is the ego keeping you from your reality.
Just fast forward and believe the root causes in the book and your healing will happen much faster than you expect. The more you practice what Louise Hay outlines in this book, the better your life and health will be.
This is the book that changed my life. It has brought me health and healing. It sits on my coffee table and its worn torn pages show how many times I have accessed it to let family members know their emotional status!
Be it sinus, lupus, pneumonia, diabetes, infection, asthma, cancer, sore throat etc, you will find this a handy guide to healing your life.
By: Colleen Lilly
About the Author:
Long before the Law of Attraction was “revealed,” Louise Hay was preaching that every thought we think creates our future.
Her first book was You Can Heal Your Body, following an episode where she reportedly healed herself of cervical cancer. This can no longer be verified, and invites skepticism, since she refused conventional treatment and focused on her own metaphysical program.
Later, she expanded that work and published this one. She’s also the founder of Hay House, which publishes many related metaphysical books, including some by Wayne Dyer, though also some quite different political and financial books by Ben Stein and Phil deMuth.
She had a rough childhood and dropped out of high school and became pregnant. Later she became a successful fashion model. In the 1980s she did a lot of support work for AIDS patients.
Her central message is not just to use your thoughts to attract wealth, though that’s an element. She recognizes it’s not that easy, because most of us have difficult emotional blocks to receiving wealth and good health.
More than most self-help authors, she stresses the importance of forgiveness — of others and ourselves.
And she writes something that I believe is particularly powerful. Many other authors say something similar in their own ways, but not as directly.
Our point of power is the present moment.
That is, you can’t change your life in the past or the future. You have to do something different, and you can’t do that in the past or future, only right now.
So time spent regretting the past, thinking about it and experiencing resentment is simply wasted and futile. So is time daydreaming about the future and what you’ll do.
Unlike the Law of Attraction, Louise Hay believes in taking action. And you can take action only now, in the present.
She also believes that all disease results from a need to forgive — others and/or ourselves. Some people have a hard time with this. And most of us don’t want to believe how much we hold on to the negative feelings of the past.
I’m not sure I agree that if we could somehow learn to love ourselves and others unconditionally that we’d be healed of all disease (which if you’re still a smoker, heavy drinker who eats too much and doesn’t exercise, and you get exposed to communicable diseases?).
Still, I do see how failing to forgive others is a way of blaming them for whatever it was they did to you. And by blaming them for what’s wrong, you’re not taking responsibility for your own life.
Thus, forgiveness is to reclaim the power to control your own life. It’s practical, not unselfish.
By: Richard Stooker
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