At a time in our lives where everything seems to be changing it is good to know that a book that was written many years ago still can have a profound impact on our lives.
Louise Hay’s book “You Can Heal Your Life” is one of those books. I purchased the gift edition back in November of last year but didn’t actually open the book till the end of December. I know now that it was the perfect time for me to read “You Can Heal Your Life”.
Over the past year I have been wondering what God had in store for my life, what my purpose in life was and feeling like I was running around in circles.
I started to read “You Can Heal Your Life” during the two weeks that I took off at the end of the year. On January 3, 2009 I was hospitalized for Bell’s Palsy. After being released from the hospital I came home and immediately opened up the book again and looked to see what Louise Hay had to say about Bell’s Palsy.
Bell’s Palsy-Extreme control over anger. Unwillingness to express feelings.
For a couple of years I have struggled with exactly that! I didn’t want to show anger or express my feelings of despair or my feelings of feeling totally out of control. I wanted to yell at anyone and everyone who had hurt me or had in some way made me feel out of control, even so much as blame God and myself for what I was going through. But I could not do it, I could not blame others or let go of those feelings of anger…I wanted to but I just couldn’t express them for the fear of feeling even more out of control.
After reading “You Can Heal Your Life” and working through my anger with affirmations that Louise suggested such as:
“It is safe for me to express my feelings. I forgive myself.”
I was able to express those angry feelings, I yelled, I screamed and then I release those feelings and let go.
Amazingly this past week, my Bell’s Palsy went away! I am now able to smile again without having my face droop. It is amazing how what we feel inside and out affects our health.
While I knew this to an extent, this time I understood thoroughly what I had to learn from this situation!
I have always said I was a stubborn person for me it doesn’t take 3 times to be hit on the head, nope it takes a 4th time before I wake up…” The Bell’s Palsy was the 4th time I have been hit on the head 🙂
Now everyday I open up “You Can Heal Your Life” or “The Present Moment-365 Daily affirmations” or “Everyday Positive Thinking” to remind me of things to say to myself that are positive.
I just open the books and I believe where they open up I was meant to read that day.
So if you are struggling with staying positive in this day and age or are wondering why you are suffering from an illness and are looking for help I strongly recommend any book written by Louise Hay or for that manner any book from a Hay House author.
“If you are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed”-Louise Hay