Louise Hay came into my life for a reason. I discovered her work by chance – or perhaps fate – when an email from Hay House popped into my account. It must have been due to my interest in Doreen Virtue that my name was added to their mailing list, as I have no recollection of ever signing up. Yet there it was…an email with a download link to “101 Power Thoughts” by Louise Hay. I downloaded it and promised to listen to it another time.
The next day, I was browsing the lifestyle section at a bookstore downtown. I was by myself (which is rare) so I was taking my time and enjoying the process of leisurely strolling down the aisles. Then it caught my eye: “The Essential Louise Hay.” Recognizing the name, I paused and looked at the back cover. It included three of her most popular books. What the heck, I thought. Surely there must be some reason Louise Hay has entered my life two days in a row.
I bought it and spent the next several hours digging into “You Can Heal Your Life.” And the next few weeks were spent reading "Heal Your Body" and "The Power Is Within You." They changed my life. Her books opened my eyes to the true power of my thoughts. And the affirmations Louise repeats most often (“all is well in my world and I am safe”) has helped me manage my anxiety.
Since that day, I have read, referenced, and referred to her books often. I have begun to practise mirror work. I have listened to her audio programs on my walks home from work. She has become a significant part of my life and spiritual journey. She has become my teacher. I was extremely saddened to learn of her passing a few months back – but continue to find comfort in her books, voice, and message.
Louise Hay revolutionized the new thought movement – and made it possible for people from around the globe to think positively and change their lives. I am so grateful that she came into my life when she did. One thing I know? All is well.