–Louise L. Hay
–Louise L. Hay
As my readers know, I am a huge fan of author and metaphysical lecturer Louise Hay and all of the wisdom and life lessons that she’s shared throughout her 86 years of life. Most recently, I came across a post featured on her blog YouCanHealYourLife.com which asks a simple question: How will you start the new year? An excerpt from the post goes like this:
The New Year is upon us. We welcome the New Year with love and joy, know that what we give out comes back to us multiplied. As you begin your New Year, ask yourself these simple questions:
What shall I now release from my life?
What or who no longer works for me?
What am I holding on to that holds me back?
What thoughts or beliefs belong to the old me?
How am I being unloving to myself?
What do I believe that really works for me?
Am I ready to let go?
What is going on in my life that is terrific and wonderful?
Where am I being very loving to myself?
What I love most is the affirmation that Louise shares at the end of her post, which goes like this:
I am not limited by statistics, medical opinions, time or authorities.
I am one with the infinite wisdom and capabilities of the Universe itself.
All good is available to me, right here and right now.
All I have to do is to use the power of my thoughts to create that which I desire.
My readers also know that I am HUGE on affirmations as well. But for those of you who don’t know what exactly an affirmation is, here’s the beauty of them.
Affirmations are not quotes. They are statements that are positive in nature, and reflect the birthright of every human being. Affirmations are often the opposite of every negative thing that we as humans think to ourselves as a result of our life experiences. However, they can also become the new thoughts that we train ourselves to think, and ultimately shape the energy that we bring to each day that we are a part of this life. Afterall, what you believe about life, and the energy and thoughts that you bring to the world is what your life ultimately becomes. But it all starts with yourself. So whatever you do, get to loving you! Begin to be more conscious of the thoughts that you are AFFIRMING in your own life because it matters.
“Every time you hear something is “incurable,” know that they have not yet discovered a cure for it and you must go within to find your own solution. Know that there is an Intelligence greater.”-Louise Hay
This post comes just hours after news of the loss of Steve Jobs, a great American icon who changed the way that we view apples forever (founder and former CEO of Apple, Inc.). His story of how he helped changed the world by believing in himself and his vision is beyond inspiring. It is uplifting, re-assuring, and outright BOLD. Words can hardly describe what his presence on earth has really meant for me, but I am grateful that we live during this time when technology has become a major part of our everyday lives, and much of that can be attributed to this man.
I was inspired to write this post because of the very thing that eventually took the life of such an amazing being, cancer. It’s a disease that has consumed the lives of many, especially in this day in age when day-to-day life is much more taxing, stress levels are high, people struggle to cope with life, pollution and contamination has made a home in our planet and in our foods, and the true power of human beings has become largely tainted and blurred by the nothingness of what we once thought meant something.
Oftentimes when we deal with issues of health, we are trained to rely heavily on traditional medicine, which varies according to a person’s religious or spiritual views. But what happens when the diagnosis is labeled as “incurable”? When we break down the word for what it truly symbolizes in its essence, “in” is a prefix that means “not” or “inside,” “cure” means to “relieve of disease” or “remedy/restore health,” and “-able” means “capable of.” Incurable means “to cure within”
When we hear the daunting word “incurable” slip off of the lips of our trusted physicians, it then becomes our duty to take back our power though the understanding that since nothing outside of us can heal what it is that we are dealing with, we must go deep within to do work on levels beyond the physical. We must then rely on a SOURCE much greater, and capable than man himself.
Although our species has been gifted with immeasurable power, there is a SOURCE from even whence we’ve come, and it is far more powerful than we could ever imagine, and it lives within us all. Our SOURCE is what every philosopher, Saint, religion points us in the direction of. And based on what we know as humans, through our SOURCE all things are possible… Yes, even a cure. And many people are living testaments of just how powerful this very idea has been for them, even in the face of the “incurable.”
Steve Jobs is one of these people, for when he was first diagnosed with this incurable form of cancer, he was told that he would live only a few months. However, 8 years later, we would learn that it was largely his desire to live, along with the help of traditional medicine, that carried him the extra mile. Millions of other people can also attest to the power of “will” and the mind in terms of determining their fate.
Thankfully one of those people is a woman by the name of Louise L. Hay. She is known as the woman who cured herself of cancer, through lots of spiritual, health, and mental work. She has been a pioneer in the part of science that has been largely ignored for thousands of years, metaphysics (the study of the connection of the mind and body). She’s taken the spiritual approach to get people to understand the true power of the human mind and body in her literary work titled,YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE. In the same ways that Jesus tried to let man understand their true power through GOD, Louise does the very same thing, and on many levels she is a modern-day saint.
For her works, and for all that Steve Jobs stood for I say, “NAMASTE!” (which means “I salute the Divine within you; I salute your God-given gifts). To the person who has lived to hear the word incurable slapped across their life’s timeline, I say, “That which man cannot do, GOD CAN… and BEYOND.”
Please check out these interview clips from YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE below.
Affirmation: “I deserve all the good that I desire for my life, and the Universe supports me as I am. I love and approve of myself. I am always safe and secure, and all is well in my world.”
– Borrowed from Louise Hay
Whenever we are ill, we need to search our hearts to see what we need to forgive.
A Course in Miracles says that “All disease comes from a state of unforgiveness,” and that “whenever we are ill, we need to look around to see who it is that we need to forgive.”
I would add to that concept that the very person you find it hardest to forgive is the one you need to let go of the most. Forgiveness means giving up, letting go. It has nothing to do with condoning behavior. It’s just letting the whole thing go. We do not have to know how to forgive. All we need to do is be willing to forgive. The Universe will take care of the rest.
Let’s affirm: Love heals me. I center my thoughts on love and forgiveness, for myself and others.
[This blog post is an exact copy from an original post by metaphysical teacher Louise L. Hay on healyourlife.com and is in no way being portrayed as an original publication of BCSTARKS]
I was first introduced to the concept of the “law of attraction” as a sophomore in college. It’s a concept that has resonated with my spirit ever since. That’s probably because I was raised in a household that taught me that I could do and be anything in life as long as I believed it, and put lots of work into it.
In addition to that, growing up Christian Baptist taught me to ‘ask, and I shall receive… seek, and I shall find… knock, and the or shall be opened.’ And I could never forget one of my favorite BIBLE verses (okay, so I can’t remember exactly, lol) that says, “But wilt thou know ‘o’ vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
These very ideas shape who I have become today and forever more. But I have yet to become more impressed by any other groundbreaking piece of literature or idea, than that of bestselling author and metaphysics guru Louise Hay’s book titled, You Can Heal Your Life.
If you’re not familiar with the concept of the law of attraction, it pretty much states that your thoughts and the energy behind them are what shape your life experiences. In other words, most of what happens in life is not pure chance, but involves more interaction on your own part than you realize.
Louise takes this concept one step further by introducing the effect of thoughts on the body. Believe it or not, you can think yourself sick! Hence the reason why stress, anxiety, and depression can all lead to further bodily complications. According to metaphysical teachings, a lifetime of resentment, anger, and guilt (all emotions/ dis-eases of the mind) can lead to cancer, AIDS, and even simple things like ulcers (all dis-eases in the body).
But just as it is possible that you make yourself sick, you also have the power to make yourself well. Louise offers affirmations that help to re-program a lifetime of fear and negative thinking into new beginnings of self-love, forgiveness, compassion, overall well-being, and patience with the processes of life.
Reading this book can be life changing. At least, it has been for me. I would recommend everyone to check it out. Even if you don’t agree with things that she shares in her book, it will definitely force you to think about changing old patterns of thought.
Until next time, get ya mind right ppl!