You Can Heal Your Life By Louise Hay – Book Review

A couple of days ago we talked about Louise Hay’s biography and how she managed to become a successful motivational author after overcoming poverty, cancer, depression and many other negative life moments. “You Can Heal Your Life” is her flagship book, being released in 1984 and having sold 3 million copies in the first years after the launch. After appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the book instantly became a New York Times Best Seller and now has over 50 million copies sold around the world after being translated in over 30 languages.


What Is The Book About?

You Can Heal Your Life stands out as a personal message from an abused author with a victim based mentality during childhood and adolescence. The main appeal is for women that have a similar history and the true essence of Louise’s teachings stand in self love, guilt evaporation and various mental aids that can have an influence on physical health.

In order to give you a better understanding of whether or not you should buy the book, here are some of the important points that are discussed:

1. Disease

Hay refers to this as “dis-ease” and sees it as a state of mind product. Louise tells us that an inability to forgive would be illness root cause. In order to get healed, thought patterns need to be changed. In most situations we are told that problems are not real problems and superficial things we do not appreciate will mask a really deep belief we do not see each other as being good enough. Self healing is showcased as a process that starts with actually loving yourself and there are mentions about various illnesses and associated mental blockages.

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2. Prosperity

Many motivational speakers and authors talk about the plateau we reach when we remain stuck on debts instead of thinking about the future. Similar ideas are showcased by Louise Hay. The growth that we can achieve is connected to the gratefulness we express for what we have and income stands out as a prosperity channel, not a source of prosperity.

3. Affirmations

Louise shows us about the power of remembering who we really are. The basics lie in trusting affirmation power in order to manifest wishes. We learn that we need to always remain positive and stick to now instead of yesterday or tomorrow. This is connected to the positive thinking approach that many speakers showcase.

4. Security

You Can Heal Your Life talks about security as being the ability to get in a connection with cosmic powers that are responsible for the creation of all things. We are told that if we can invoke peace feelings and still the mind, we can realize the fact that we are not alone and remove the feeling of insecurity.

5. Self Love

We left this as the last fact mentioned but it is definitely one of high importance. Everything is connected in life with this self-love principle. Hay teaches readers to stop criticizing themselves. This is really good advice and the way in which she offers it can help people to avoid negative thinking while staying focused on real personal development.


Final Thoughts

You Can Heal Your Life is a book that you either love or hate. Some people swear that their life was changed while others will tell you that you are looking at a fraud’s ramblings. The truth is always in the middle and we can say that all the teachings offered by Hay are valuable for us in order to develop and grow. If we remain objective and we look at the book with different eyes, it is impossible not to find things that will help us live a happier and more fulfilling life.

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