There is a book by Louise Hay called Heal Your Body that provides a cure for just about every disease imaginable: colds, asthma, diabetes, STDs, problems with knees, shoulders, gall bladder, and almost everything else. The wisdom in that little book has helped me immensely and I use it to help others. I’m only one out of several hundred thousand people who have bought it and benefited enormously.
This book is very powerful, and it has enjoyed some pretty good success, but it’s not really as popular as it should be considering all that it can do.
The reason why more people don’t swear by it is that the “cures” are simply affirmations that you repeat to yourself over and over until you believe them. The author claims that all sickness (even contagious disease) is caused and healed by our thinking. It seems like changing our thoughts would be easier than invasive surgery, medicine with side effects, dietary restrictions, etc., but it can actually be much more difficult.
For example, Hay claims that if you suffer from cancer, it is the result of “deep hurt; longstanding resentment; deep secret or grief eating away at the self; carrying hatreds; feeling like ‘what’s the use?'” She advises people planning to beat cancer to tell themselves: “I lovingly forgive and release all of the past. I choose to fill my world with joy. I love and approve of myself.”
There are many cancer sufferers who would deeply resent and hate you for telling them this underlying cause of their illness. That reaction tends to reinforce the validity of all that this book teaches.
If you believe that health, like wealth, begins and ends with the proper state of mind, you’ve already put this book on your “must read” list. Otherwise, just see the title of my last blog post.
“We don’t believe in miracles, we rely on them” —Unknown