Louise’s own personal philosophy was forged from her tormented upbringing. Her childhood was unstable and impoverished, and her teen years were marked by abuse, Louise ran away from home and ended up in New York City, where she became a model and married a prosperous businessman. Although it appeared that her life had turned around, it was not until the marriage ended 14 years later that her healing really began.
Louise started what would become her life’s work in New York Cit in 1970. She attended meetings at the Church of religious Science and began training in the ministerial program. She because a popular speaker at the church, and soon found herself counseling clients. This work quickly blossomed into a full-time career. After several years, Louise compiled a reference guide detailing the mental cause of physical ailments, and developed positive thought patterns for reversing illness and creating health. This compilation was the basis for Heal Your Body, also known affectionately as “the liggle blue book.” She began traveling throughout the United States, lecturing and facilitating workshops on loving ourselves and healing our lives.
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.
In 1980, Louise moved back to her native Southern California, and it was here that she began putting her workshop methods on paper, In 1984, her new book, You Can Heal Your Life, was published. In it, Louise explains how our beliefs and ideas about ourselves are often the cause of our emotional problems and physical maladies and how, by using certain tools, we can change our thinking and our lives for the better.
You Can Heal Your Life reached the New York Times bestseller list and remained on it for 13 consecutive weeks. More than 35 million copies of You Can Heal Your Life have been sold throughout the world.
In 1985, Louise began her famous support group, ‘The Hayride,” with six men diagnosed with AIDs, By 1988, the group had grown to a weekly gathering of 800 people and had moved to an auditorium in West Hollywood. Once again, Louise had started a movement of love and support long before people began to wear red ribbons in their lapels. It was during this time that she wrote The AIDS Book: Creating a Positive Approach, based on her experience with this powerful group.
Louise now heads Hay House, a successful publishing company. What began as a small venture in the living room of her home has turned into a prosperous corporation that has sold millions of books and tapes worldwide. Hay House authors include many notables in the self-help movement, including Wayne Dyer, Joan Borysenko, and Doreen Virtue, among others. In addition, The Hay Foundation and the Louise L Hay Charitable Fund are two non-profit organizations established by Louise that support many diverse organizations, including those dealing with AIDS, battered women, and other challenged individuals in our society.
Louise’s healing message has been the subject of many newspapers and magazine articles. She has appeared on television around the world, and her monthly column, “Dear Louise,” appears in more than 50 publications in the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, and Argentina. At 8t Louise is proud to release her first-ever film on her life and work You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie.
When she’s not traveling, Louise enjoys painting, gardening, and dancing at her home in San Diego, California.
Louise Hay Affirmations
Our thoughts are creative; it is therefore vital to the process of change that you direct your thoughts and thinking and maintain a positive outlook. Affirmations are like little remainder notes to the inner-self. Affirmations are always positive and harness the power of positive thinking to keep the inner self on track!
The following is taken from “You Can Heal your Life”. Louise has written it in such a way that it has appropriate affirmations to cover all aspects of your life. It is good to use to get started with affirmations and especially at night to just read through before going to bed, however, it is always best to make affirmations personal to you….
In the infinity of life where I am,
All is perfect, whole and complete,
I no longer choose to believe in old limitations and lack,
I now choose to begin to see myself
As the Universe sees me — perfect, whole, and complete.
The truth of my Being is that I was created
Perfect, whole, and complete.
I will always be perfect, whole, and complete.
I now choose to live my life from this understanding.
I am in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing.
All is well in my world.
I am slender.
I am prosperous.
I am eternally young.
I now move to a better place.
I have a wonderful new relationship.
I am my own person.
I love my hair/nose/body.
I am filled with love and affection.
I am joyous and happy and free.
I am totally healthy.
I am willing to release the pattern in me that created these conditions.
I am in the process of positive changes.
I have a happy slender body.
I experience love wherever I go.
I have the perfect living space.
I now create a wonderful new job.
I am now very well organized.
I appreciate all that I do.
I love and approve of myself.
I trust the process of life to bring me my highest good.
I deserve the vest, and I accept it now.
“Everything is working in Divine Right Order.”
“All is well.”
The gateways to wisdom and knowledge are always open to me.
Equality and world peace begin with me. Today I express loving kindness to all.
I am patient, tolerant, and diplomatic.
I only speak positively about those in my world. Negativity has no part in my life.
I rejoice in new growth. I leave all reservations behind me.
I give a portion of my time to helping others. It is good for my own health.
I laugh at life (and at myself), and choose not to be offended by anyone or anything.
I say yes to Life, and Life abundantly supplies me with everything I need.
I am responsible for all of my experiences.
Every bridge I cross brings me to a higher level of fulfillment.
Everyone changes, and I allow change in everyone.
It is safe for me to be flexible enough to see others’ viewpoints.
No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind.
There is no need for me to struggle. I trust the Universe to take care of me.
I release and let go. I gladly give away all that I no longer need.
I learn my lessons in life easily and effortlessly.
My day begins and ends with gratitude.
I view all experiences as opportunities for me to learn and grow.
It is always easy for me to adapt and change. I am flexible and flowing.
All that I seek is already within me.
Whatever I need to know is revealed to me at exactly the right time.
I accept miraculous occurrences in my world.
I now release all expectations, and I know that I am taken care of.
I act with honor and integrity in all that I do.
Every person, place, and thing on this planet is interconnected with love.
I constantly find new ways of looking at my world. I see beauty everywhere.
I am joyously exuberant and in harmony with all of life.
I handle all my experiences with wisdom, love, and ease.
Divine peace and harmony surround me at all times.
I respect others for being different, but not wrong. We are all one.
I have perfect faith in the Universe and its ability to support my every need.
I appreciate everyone and everything.
I allow change to occur without resistance or fear. I am free.
Everything that surrounds me serves a purpose.
I go back to the basics of life: forgiveness, courage, gratitude, love, and humor.
I give to life exactly what I want life to give to me.
I am not responsible for other people. We are all under the law of our own consciousness.
Deep at the centre of my being there is an infinite well of love.
I now allow this love to flow to the surface,
It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied.
The more love I use and give, the more I have to give, the supply is endless.
The use of love makes me feel good; it is an expression of my inner joy.
Yes, I love myself, therefore I take loving care of my body.
I lovingly groom it and dress it and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy.
I love my self, therefore I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in.
I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.
I love myself, therefore I work at a job that I truly enjoy doing, one that uses all my talents and abilities, working with and for people that I love and love me, and earning a good income.
I love myself, therefore, I behave in a loving way to all people for I know that which I give out returns to me multiplied.
I only attract loving people in my world for they are a mirror of what I am.
I love myself, therefore I forgive and totally release the past and all your experiences and
I am free.
I love myself, therefore I love totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright, and joyous and secure, for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more.
And so it is.