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You Can Heal Your Life Book Review

At a time in our lives when everything seems to be changing, it’s good to know that a book written many years ago can still have a profound impact on our lives.

Louise Hay’s book “You Can Heal Your Life” is one such book. I bought the gift edition in November last year, but didn’t open the book until 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 wondered what God has in store for me, what my purpose in life is, and I felt like I was going in circles.

I started reading “You Can Heal Your Life” during the two weeks 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 reopened the book to see what Louise Hay had to say about Bell’s Palsy.

Bell’s Palsy-Extreme control over anger. Refusal to express his feelings.

For a few years I struggled with exactly that! I didn’t want to show anger or express my feelings of despair or my feeling of feeling totally out of control. I wanted to scream at anyone who had hurt me or made me feel out of control, even to the point of blaming God and myself for what I was going through. But I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t blame others or let go of those angry feelings… I wanted to but I just couldn’t express them for fear of feeling even more out of control.

After reading “You Can Heal Your Life” and working through my anger with affirmations Louise suggested such as:

“It’s safe for me to express my feelings. I forgive myself.”

I was able to express those angry feelings, I screamed, I screamed, then I released those feelings and let go.

Amazingly, last week my Bell’s Palsy disappeared! I am now able to smile again without my face sagging. It’s amazing how how we feel inside and out affects our health.

While I knew it to a certain extent, this time I understood what I had to learn from this situation!

I always said I was a stubborn person for me it doesn’t take 3 times to get hit on the head, no it takes a 4th time before I wake up…” Bell’s palsy was the 4th time I got hit on the head 🙂

Now every day I open “You Can Heal Your Life” or “The Present Moment-365 Daily affirmations” or “Everyday Positive Thinking” to remind myself of things to tell myself that are positive.

I just opened the books and I believe where they open I was supposed to read that day.

So if you’re struggling to stay positive these days or wondering why you’re suffering from an illness and looking for help, I highly recommend any book Louise Hay writes or, in that way, any book by a Hay House author.

“If you are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be cured” -Louise Hay

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