LOUISE HAY: YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE
“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.”
- Louise Hay
For last two days, I have been reading some of Louise Hay’s writings, particularly some powerful quotes from her famous book, ‘You Can Heal Your Life’.
In August, this year, Louise Hay died peacefully in her sleep… She was 90. Her story has been an inspiring testimony of self-healing. By her own account, she was raped by one of her neighbours when she was 5… At 15, she was pregnant… at 16, she gave away her just-born for adoption… She dropped out of her studies without a Diploma… She was physically abused by her step- father… Her own husband, after years of marriage, deserted her for another woman… For many years, she did low-paying jobs for survival… At 51, she was diagnosed with ‘incurable’ cervical cancer… and, she was devastated!
It was when her body was besieged by life-threatening cancer, Louise Hay became aware of the root cause of her disease… her deeply seated resentment to traumatic experiences of her past - childhood rape, abuse as a teenager and betrayal by husband. There was this constant darkness inside of being worthless and a victim, which kept her in the confinement of lack… physical, material, mental and spiritual poverty… all the time.
And, this very woman got hold of herself through mastery over her own thoughts… and, in the process, tapped on her inner source of abundance… Letting go and forgiveness became possible because she began to value her life… Love and gratitude filled her heart and restored her self-worth… And, she went about helping others… via speaking, writing, publishing and, above all, healing and changing lives…
Many of us are more fortunate… We do not have to go through the kind of dark experiences which Louise Hay had to. Still, we remain fearful and resentful in life… We constantly worry and hold anger…
This morning, I paused when I read these lines from Louise Hay:
“Fear limits our minds. People have so much fear about getting sick or becoming homeless or so many other things. Anger is fear that has become a defense mechanism. It protects us, yet it would be so much more powerful if we stop reevaluating fearful situations in our minds and love ourselves through the fear. We’re at the center of everything that happens in our lives. Every experience, every relationship, is the mirror of a mental pattern that we have inside us.”
Many a time, I get a realization, that our living experience is nothing but learning to understand and overcome our fears… Yes, all sorts of fear. It is, also, about learning to love and accept ourselves, and, thereby, getting healed. Louise Hay said:
“Love is the greatest healing power I know. Love can heal even the deepest and most painful memories because love brings the light of understanding to the darkest corners of our hearts and minds.”
This is the key to one’s healing. Love conquers everything… Love heals everything… It dissolves all fears and blocks… It’s the only gate to the ocean called ‘Abundance’. Let me conclude with Louise Hay’s simple message for our daily life:
“If we want a joyous life, we must think joyous thoughts. If we want a prosperous life, we must think prosperous thoughts. If we want a loving life, we must think loving thoughts. Whatever we send out mentally or verbally will come back to us in like form.”
Pic.: Anil Bedi
Video: Louise Hay
Video: Louise Hay