You Can Heal Your Life

You Can Heal Your Life Louise S Key Message In This Powerful Work Is If We Are Willing To Do The Mental Work, Almost Anything Can Be Healed Louise Explains How Limiting Beliefs And Ideas Are Often The Cause Of Illness, And How You Can Change Your Thinking And Improve The Quality Of Your Life

Louise Hay was born to a poor mother who married Hay s violent stepfather When she was about five, she was raped by a neighbor At fifteen she dropped out of high school without a diploma, became pregnant, and on her sixteenth birthday gave up her newborn baby girl for adoption.She moved to Chicago, where she worked in menial jobs, before moving in 1950 to New York At this point she changed her

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  • 253 pages
  • You Can Heal Your Life
  • Louise L. Hay
  • English
  • 23 January 2017
  • 9788176210775

10 thoughts on “You Can Heal Your Life

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    This book is actually dangerous I can t remember ever having said that about a text I read thirty pages of it, before having to shut it and run far away.Every single copy of it should come with a huge trigger warning for ableism, fatphobia, and victim blaming of every variety Louise Hay claims two things that are odious 1 All illnesses including cancer are caused by negative thinking, and not loving yourself enough Thus, all illness can be cured by positive thinking, and self love She claims one of her patients fixed her poor eye sight by dealing with a childhood trauma.2 Everyone chooses their parents, and our energy attracts people So those who have bad energy, and don t love themselves enough, attract abusers, rapists, and financial poverty.What can be said about this book, than those two main points Actually, a few things can be said Louise Hay came to fame during, and because of, the onset of the AIDS crisis in the United States She takes beautiful, enriching concepts such as self love, affirmation and forgiveness, and then tells people their illnesses are a result of not doing these things well enough The word charlatan comes to mind Also, immoral I absolutely believe in the mind body connection, that our mental health affects our bodily health, and that our mental states can lead us to greater or poorer physical well being But to take such a giant leap, to claim without any evidence except self serving anecdotes that you can cure cancer by loving yourself That people who are poor are just attracting bad energy, and don t love themselves enough Oh, also, were you aware that fat thighs are caused by anger toward ones father She takes excellent, inspiring concepts self love, forgiveness, compassion, and adjusting one s negative self talk and coats it all in a big repulsive swath of victim blaming and willful ignorance about biology, anatomy and medicine My heart hurts for people who read this text and love it It is full of great concepts that are overshadowed by Hay s belief that if one can control the mind, one can control the body Even Buddhist monks know that you can t eliminate pain, that you can only be mindful of it, and be mindful through it Louise Hay seems to think she can eliminate all pain and illness with mindfulness and self love, which is a fantasy Life is complex than that we can use self love and affirmation to get through illness, but to think that we can eliminate pain by sheer force of will is setting ourselves up for failure, disappointment, and we re left blaming ourselves for not being able to sufficiently heal our bodies perfectly and completely with self love Bodies are incurably fallible, they cannot be perfectly healed none of us get out of here alive Self love is important, but equally so is tenderness and acceptance toward our own mortality, and fallibility Louise Hay sells the idea that positive thinking and self love can help us get around this truth But we can t get around the truth of our own mortality we can only get through it, with self love and affirmation.This book is repulsive I can t wait to take it back to the library and get it out of my house.

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    This is actually the second time I have read this book I remember reading it as an undergrad years ago in the early 1990s I remember then that there was some interesting information in the book, but there were things that just didn t make sense to me then and now, looking at it again 20 years later, it still doesn t First, this book is an entertaining read and has some good suggestions about how to overcome trauma and the importance of forgiveness Also, she makes the connection that physical health is directly linked to psychological and emotional health, which is a logical assessment However, since she has never worked in the arena of medicine, mental health, or any other related profession, it makes it difficult to put a lot of weight in her arguments.Specifically, she fails to adequately address how serious birth defects, such as downs syndrome, spina bifida, infant AIDS, cerebral palsy and the like are connected to mental health While certainly once a person becomes cognizant of their emotions and surroundings, it makes sense to connect physical health with emotions However, it is just outrageous and wrongheaded to think that any of the infants born with major problems are somehow responsible for their own health She specifically cites birth defects on pg 181, where she said that these conditions were due to karma and that the child chose to come that way We choose our parents and our children Is she serious This is absolutely an odious argument.

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    I got this for my mother after a personal tragedy destroyed our family She was having trouble eating, sleeping, smiling, being awake, being alive When she had finished, I read it myself and found incredible tools there for taking responsibility for myself, while letting go of my irritation, anger, whatever, toward those whom I perceive as shirking responsibility This book has given me tools to get things DONE, to control my own thoughts and thought process, to put my powers to use for Good, and to make my passions work for me, instead of letting my thoughts, feelings, and FEAR get in the way of achieving my goals.Since reading this book I ve improved the relationship between my adopted child and myselfimproved the quality and communication of my marriageimproved my health and dietmoved my family into a bigger house in a better neighborhoodstarted going to night school to embark on a new careermade peace with my family situation, if not all family members yetI still have lots of things left to clear out in my skeleton closet, it s not all butterflies and rainbows in my heart and mind, but I feel better and am finally getting past the fear that has held me back from doing the things I want to It took a long time, and it really is a lot of work, to identify your own negative patterns and work to correct them, but it is incredibly worth the effort It took the loss of my closest family member to force me to realize the extent of my own self defeating habits, but I am once again able to take care of and love my children, to love my husband and myself, and better than ever before.

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    I once held a great respect for Louise Hay, but in her recent publishing years, she has proven herself to be as much of a fraud as the authors she promotes, including the charlatan Sylvia Browne, former Amway star Jerry Hicks with his wife Esther who speaks for nonphysical , plagiarist Neale Donald Walsch, and phony PhDs Doreen Virtue and Caroline Myss This book, though including some practical advice that she has pulled from Aaron Beck s work in cognitive science, contains an overwhelming amount of woo that makes outrageous claims regarding the power of mind She disregards science and logic in exchange for dubious science that encourages self blame and guilt regarding disease This wouldn t bother me so much had the dawn of her career not been acquired through her claim to AIDs patients that they too could heal themselves if they got rid of their bad thinking Nowhere in these books does she speak of any AIDs patient s miraculous cure due to her work And since this book, she has yet to offer any credible evidence that it can do this I am appalled by this, not because it offers false hope, but because she is preying on a demographic of desperate people who are looking for answers She claims to have these answers, but offers no proof beyond anecdotes and testimonials This is no greater than the testimonials of Christian Science incidentally their leader Mary Baker Eddy was known for acquiring kidney stones in her old age and relying on morphine to ease the pain even though her text claimed they should rely solely on God for relief This is one of the most irresponsible feats that has ever been accomplished in publishing, and though I believe it could bring many some emotional relief as they use the processes that have been sampled from cognitive science, I also believe that it will and has brought to many a sense of guilt and self blame regarding the tragedies of their lives.This book will claim a science to healing, but there is no institution including Hay s that offers hard proof of these facts And if you will read the disclaimer in the beginning, you will be reminded that this author is not to be held accountable to your failure in using these principles.Due to this book, Louise Hay has now created one of the largest New Age publishing houses in the world And she has made it clear through the authors she publishes that she is concerned about the bottom line of her company than she is people s well being It is a shame to say that this modern Mary Baker Eddy, known as the affirmations guru, is nothing than a charismatic charlatan.If you do decide to venture into this book, do so with critical thinking skills and remember that this author will take on no responsibility for your success or failings in these teachings Also look at the credibility of her own healing, which can be explained as a lie, misdiagnosis, or divine healing Her words will likely validate you, send you swooning into good feelings, and overwhelm you with the presence of love as she constructs an imaginary world where you create your reality through your thoughts Just make sure when you set this book down to leave that world behind as well.

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    You Can Heal Your Life, Louise L HayYou Can Heal Your Life is 1984 self help and new thought book by Louise L Hay It was the second book by the author, after Heal your Body which she wrote at age 60 After Hay appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Donahue in the same week in March 1988, the book appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list, and by 2008 over 35 million copies worldwide had been sold in over 30 languages The key premise of the book is that because the mind and body are connected, illnesses of the body somehow have their root causes in emotional and spiritual aspects of the mind and its beliefs and thought processes 1992 1369 345 9649095802 1370 1371 1373 1376 1380 1380 1381 1383 1384 1386 1386 1387 1388 1389 9789643280710 1390 1391 1395 1397 20 1398 240 9786229565032 1390 269 9786005462357 1392 1392 287 9786005260472 1393 1394 208 9789649923376 1394 1395 1397 1394 176 9786006235592 1397 216 9786003271715 1396 216 9786009794536 1396 216 9786009720231 1397 344 9786229512456 1391 224 9786001941399 1375 195 9646006043 1390 362 9789649913810 1382 298 964407386 1388 298 9789644073861 1391 1390 288 9786006253077 1393 1385 363 9789644056055

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    Louise Hay told a generation of dying gay men that it was their fault they were dying because they didn t love themselves enough Her basic premise is that if you just love yourself enough, you ll never get sick A stupid premise, to be sure The hiv community of the mid 80s, looking for any hope to hang onto, desperately embraced this book and its author, and she returned their devotion with the disrespect any common carnival con artist shows their mark This book is indefensible and she should be ashamed.

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    This is a tough book for me to admit to Because its self help And its got goofy sounding psuedo science around the edgesand its hippy flakey commie witchy woman so on so forth everything that is the opposite of how I indentify myself.But damn The core of it is one revolutionary idea that I can t disassemble, with any amount of cynicism or logic And that is I m choosing my life All sadness, failure, struggle in my lifeI m creating it, ASKING for it, even And it can change Its a beautiful object, this book Every page is written on soothing, glossy watercolors I wanted to own it the first time I picked it up, even tho I didn t much read it for two years I can t say my life is healed or changed yet But this book makes me happy And hopeful.

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    Dear Oprah, I typically appreciate your literary leadership The Secret and I have had some good times together I even enjoyed A Million Little Pieces despite the lies However, you have dropped the ball on this one This chick is crazy She has some good ideas, sort of, but wow this one was hokey hokey hokey I forced myself to read it, and I wish I hadn t Feel free to make it up to me by sending me a new car.

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    I couldn t finish this one due to high levels of disagreement seeing flames While I agree that our physical states are tied to our emotional ones, I don t think breast cancer or HIV affects people who just didn t love themselves enough Her approach tries to be inspiration but just ends up blaming the victim.No thanks.

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