Must-Have Reference Books #1: Heal Your Body by Louise Hay
For most of my life, I relied on medical reference books to diagnose symptoms, but then my perception of health changed. As I adopted the belief that I am a spiritual being living a physical/material existence, began to understand the fact that we are all made of energy, and started exploring the chakras and eastern medical practices, I came to recognize that western medicine has it wrong.
The book I have relied on most often for the past few years is Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body. This was not only the first book of its kind (first printed as a manuscript in 1976*) but also the book that stared an entire series for Ms. Hay.
The subtitle of this book is “The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them.” I see mental, emotional and behavioral causes addressed, which may have been updated in the later books of the series.
This book provides a comprehensive three-column list that includes:
- The problem: illness, dis-order or dis-ease, or body part for pain, injury, “accident” or an unlisted issue (Each side of the body and every vertebrae is also addressed.)
- The probable cause
- A new thought pattern or affirmation
These books pave the way for turning your symptoms into messages and self-healing. Simply identify your issue, contemplate the probable cause and repeatedly state the new thought pattern listed.
Using the simple methods described in this book, I have stopped cold sores before they erupted, eliminated numerous instances of pain, and helped several people ‘cure’ their issues simply by reading to them from this book.
A perfect example happened just two weeks ago. I was talking on the phone to someone who expressed that he was experiencing neck pain. I ran to get the book, read the information and had him repeat the new thought pattern. Just as he finished saying it, he said “Wow.” I asked what happened and he told me the pain was gone. It’s that simple!
It must be stated that permanent mental, emotional and behavioral changes must be made for the ‘cure’ to hold, or else the issue will return.
This is a small, wonderfully portable book. Louise Hay says this about it in the preface, “This little book doesn’t heal anyone, but it does awaken within you the ability to contribute to your own healing process. For us to become whole and healthy, we must balance the body, mind, and spirit.” Western medicine only works on the body without addressing the mind and spirit; therefore, permanent healing cannot occur.
Ms. Hay knows “that dis-ease can be reversed by simply reversing mental thought patterns” because she cured herself of cancer and helped many others heal.
This is an authority you can count on. I do!
I just got a copy of the expanded version You Can Heal Your Life , but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I will review it as soon as I get around to reading it. (I have a huge stack of unread book, all of which I am looking forward to diving into.)
*If I remember correctly, her inability to get this very unusual and ahead of its’ time manuscript published was what prompted Ms. Hay to start her own publishing company, Hay House; which is now an international publishing company for metaphysical, spiritual and self-improvement books and products.
May you perceive and receive all your blessings.
With Much Love,
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