You Can Heal Your Life is for every woman who has suffered childhood traumas or who feels bad about herself.
Louise Hay is a woman who has walked the talk—she was raped as a child, grew up in extreme poverty, and gave birth to a child when she was 16!
Later in life she went on to become a successful model but she was unable to recognize her own beauty. She married a well educated man; but 14 years into her marriage he wanted a divorce.
Through these hardships; Hay could sense that some inner change was beginning to happen. She joined the Church of Religious Sciences in New York city and began to study metaphysics and healing.
Just as she was beginning to believe that things were finally getting better, she was diagnosed with vaginal cancer which she immediately connected to her abuse as a five year old child.
This was her moment to put everything she had learned into practice! She recognized that cancer was as a result of bottled up anger and resentment.
In order to get rid of the cancer, Louise Hay knew she had to clear the mental patterns that created it, and she went to work. Six months after her diagnoses she was cleared of cancer!
This book is about so much more than the mind body connection. It teaches you to truly love yourself, and shines a light on inner child work and problematic child/parent relationships.
Hay writes; “I see my parents as tiny children who need love. I have compassion for my parents’ childhoods. I now know that I chose them because they were perfect for what I had to learn. I forgive them and set them free, and I set myself free.”
Here directly quoted from You Can Heal Your Life are the main points of Louise Hay’s philosophy:
‘’We are responsible for our experiences
Every thought we think is creating our future
The point of power is always in the present moment
Everyone suffers from self-hatred and guilt.
The bottom line for everyone is, ‘I’m not good enough.’
It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
We create every so called illness in our body
Resentment, criticism, and guilt are the most damaging patterns
Releasing resentment will dissolve even cancer
We must release the past and forgive everyone
We must be willing to begin to learn to love ourselves
Self approval and self acceptance in the now are the keys to positive changes.
When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works”
One of my main take aways from You can Heal your Life is Louise’ advice to say to ourselves many times a day ‘I approve of myself.’ Just a simple little sentence, but watch and see the miracles start to happen!
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