Louise Hay, recently dubbed by the Australian media as the “closest thing to a living saint” is known world-wide for her role in the self-help movement - the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. Her first book on this topic was published in 1976. 12 years later, that book was translated in over 25 languages and available throughout the world.
Her incursion into this approach started in New York City, 1970. She had joined meetings at the Church of Religious Science and began training in their ministerial program. Her popularity as a Church speaker increased and this position allowed her to counsel clients and become a full-time employee. This is just the beginning of her amazing story…
Louise used her experiences consulting to create a guide related to the mental causes of physical ailments. This guide represented the basic knowledge level for her successful book “Heal Your Body”. This book in combination with her speaking engagements and workshops on healing ourselves made Louise a world-wide success. Where do her experiences come from you ask? After she had been diagnosed with cancer, she chose to avoid surgeries or drugs. Instead, she created herself a program based on psychotherapy, nutritional cleaning, visualization and affirmations. 6 months after she started this program, she was completely healed of cancer.
In 1980, she decided to put everything on paper. In what would become her new book, Louise explained how our emotional problems and physical maladies are caused by our beliefs. In the mid ‘80s, Louise started a support group with 6 men diagnosed with AIDS. In less than 3 years, the group’s members increased to 800. It was off these experiences that she penned, “The AIDS Book: Creating a Positive Approach”.
Louise successfully combined spirituality and her interest for health and the cause-effect relationship with our wellness into a business. What began as a small venture in her apartment transformed itself in a multi-million dollar company that has already sold millions of books world-wide. Not only is she a manager/entrepreneur, but she is also an amazing leader. She started the Hay Foundation that supports other organizations dedicated to helping individuals with shelter, hospice, food, counseling those affected by HIV/AIDS, poor women, and more.
Her amazing career has not stopped either. At 81, Louise released her first-ever autobiographical film based on her life and work: “You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie”. Despite her age, she is still lecturing around the world, primarily in Great Britain, Australia and Canada.
We end with the most powerful thoughts of Louise Hay:
1. “I love myself, therefore, I behave in a loving way to all people for I know that that which I give out returns to me multiplied.”
2. “I only attract loving people in my world for they are a mirror of what I am.”
3. “I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe.”
4. “Today is a delightful day. Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways.”
5. “I lovingly do everything I can to assist my body in maintaining perfect health.”