You Can Heal Your Life is an amazing book that really delivers on its title. The book was one of the first of its kind to bring affirmations to people in such an easy to use and understand way. The power of the mind-body connection is explained so well in the book and the affirmations for each body condition at the back of the book are pure gold. The most amazing section is where Louise shares how she used these techniques to cure herself of cancer. This book is a must have on every shelf. It is an invaluable reference and is the perfect compliment to a well-balanced approach to health and well-being.
You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay, 1984. Hay House. ISBN 13: 978-0937611012
Why I Read the Book
I first encountered the concept that different parts of the body are connected emotional states from my reflexologist in 2004. It was a revelation. When she told me about the different emotions that could be released when you activate each organ through the reflexes, everything within me zinged. There was a truth there that resonated with me.
Shortly afterwards I found You Can Heal Your Life in a second-hand bookstore. It popped off the shelf and I saw, as I flipped to the back, the list of body conditions, the mental patterns that created them, and the affirmation that works like a mental antidote to the poison of unhelpful thoughts. In addition, the book also covers, work, finances, and relationships as well and how you can improve every area of your life with a change in your thinking.
Yes! Just what I was looking for and exactly when I needed it.
What I got from it Personally – The Book in Action
I immediately put the book and its exercises and affirmations to work. I saw immediate results. I still use it regularly today and it is a textbook in my Reiki courses. By using affirmations, I can honestly say that my whole life has changed. I no longer see myself as a hapless victim of circumstance, but as a powerful component of my own health and well-being. I have stopped migraines in their tracks with a simple shift in thinking. I have eased 90% of my allergy and asthma symptoms. I have acknowledged that my thoughts powerfully affect my body as well as my life.
This book powerfully shifted my entire way of thinking about health. If a simple thought could shift a physical condition, then what else could it shift? Everything, as it turns out. There is really no upper limit on the good that comes from a shift in thoughts. One of the biggest benefits is that you end up thinking differently!
Even if you are not convinced about the whole mind-body connection (although where does your brain live, if not in your body?), thinking a better thought is absolutely a huge improvement in your quality of life. There is a big difference between hope and despair. With practice we can choose our thoughts to be hopeful and joyous.
With the help of this book, I am no longer a slave to my thinking. I learned to train my thoughts to ones that support me and I no longer give energy to thoughts that do not support me. It really has healed my life.
Related Concepts and Books
Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. Anita Moorjani. 2012. Hay House. ISBN-13: 978-1401937515
Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. Lissa Rankin, MD. 2013. Hay House. ISBN-13: 978-1401939984
Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine. Candace Pert, Ph.D. 1999. Scribner. ISBN-13: 978-0684846347
Read this Book if…
You have a medical condition or disease.
You are financially strapped.
You want true love.