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I have known about Louise Hay for a while. I thought everyone knew about her work, and her company Hay House. I was surprised to discover just how many people have not heard of Louise Hay, considering how widely successful and interesting she is.
Through Louise’s healing techniques and positive philosophy, millions have learned how to create more of what they want in their lives, including more wellness in their bodies, minds, and spirits. Louise was able to put her philosophies into practice when she was diagnosed with cancer. She considered the alternatives to surgery and drugs, and instead developed an intensive program of affirmations, visualization, nutritional cleansing, and psychotherapy. Within six months, she was completely healed of cancer. Louise Hay [dot] com
Louise Hay is a motivational speaker, alternative health practitioner, writer and public figure. She is also the founder of HAY HOUSE Publishing. Hay House Publishing began as a small project run from her house, which grew into a hugely successful international publishing company. Hay House Publishing focus on self-help books and have all the big names on their list. Check them out. These guys are the ones that published Jess Ainscough’s book, MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR PLATE.
The idea behind Louise Hay’s work is that all illness within your body is directly related to emotions and issues of mental and social health. Issues without mind manifest as issues within our bodies. Through this model, we cannot hope to be physically healthy until we address the underlying mental and emotional problem.
What has interested me for a long time is the idea that at some point, our brains/minds/subconscious has told our immune systems to target our platelets. I find this so interesting; that ITP could come down to a miscommunication in our bodies, a simple misunderstanding. There are no foreign virus inside our bodies that must be destroyed. There is no growth, cancer or virus that has entered our bodies. This is us. We are doing this to ourselves and we don’t know why.
The idea then to look inside yourself for the cure, sounds so obvious. And yet we don’t often look there for the answer. The PDSA had a talk at the 2014 ITP conference about the idea that if you can worry yourself sick, surely you could think yourself well again. I would have loved to have heard what was discussed.
When I first read Louise Hay’s Book, YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE, I didn’t think much of it. I read about my spleen in the book and about blood and bleeding. Bleeding, the book tells us, is symbolic of joy running out. When I read this for the first time I thought – No, I don’t think that… I don’t think my joy is running out… Oh No.
But what if I did not realise that I thought that? If I never concisely thought, Ok immune system, go and kill all my platelets now. So if I did not realise I had told my body to start killing my platelets, then perhaps I could be sending my body all sorts of messages without knowing it.
So what if I don’t even know I am thinking this?
Here is what I did. I read the book again and I started to treat myself as though I did believe I could run out of joy. I followed the instructions whether I believe it or not and guess what..? I started to feel better, my platelet count increased and I was happy! Woot! My platelet count is the highest it has been since I was diagnosed with ITP.
The hardest thing about realising that you might be the cure is that it probably means that you were the problem. This can be hard to hear, especially, when you didn’t mean to be the problem and had you known it was you all along you probably would have done something about it.
It might all sound a little crazy at first. I was a little unimpressed when I first read the book. And then I read You Can Heal Your Life again, and everything changed.
YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE is available now online.