How many of us have experienced resentment by others or towards others? We have all been criticised, have carried guilt and have been fearful for ourselves or others.
All these feelings when they stay within our thoughts can cause problems in our body and in our lives. Louise Hay in her book ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ says “These feelings come from blaming others and not taking responsibility for our own experiences. You see, if we are all responsible for everything in our lives then, there is no one to blame.”
She goes on to say, “If you find yourself saying ‘Everyone always does such and such to me, criticises me, is never there for me, uses me like a doormat, abuses me,’ then this is YOUR PATTERN. There is some thought within you that attracts people who exhibit his behaviour. When you no longer think that way, they will go elsewhere and do that to somebody else. You will no longer attract them.”
Some of these patterns can manifest at a physical level as dis-ease. Dis-ease means that the body is not in its natural state of ease. Louise Hay has a table in her book “You Can Heal Your Life” where she has listed many diseases and their probable cause, as well as a positive thought pattern which is called affirmation. Repeating the affirmation over and over again, will help in clearing negative thought patterns from our mind and give permission to our body to heal. Here’s an example.
Problem: Sore Throat
Probable Cause: Holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self
New Thought Pattern (Affirmation): I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.
Over the last eight weeks, we have been talking a lot about thoughts. How powerful thoughts are – your thought and my thought; and how we can change it to make our life better. You may have tried some of the things I have been talking about and have experienced it yourself. If not, why not try them now? Think good thoughts about yourself. Just like how you would take a walk, go for a run or take a gym-class to build your physical strength, you need to build your mental, emotional and spiritual strength. That is what Heal Your Life is all about. It looks at all aspects of life – Mind, Body, Emotion and Spirit.
Since you are the master of your mind, all it takes is courage to change one thought at a time. Since you are living in this temple of your body, you can eat good foods and exercise to keep your physical body healthy. Since you are the owner of your emotions, you can change your attitude towards life and feel that change across your emotional space. You will learn to cope better with all life experiences. And all this is not possible without connecting with that which created all of us – the Universe. You can call this God, Spirit, Cosmos, Universe, Energy, Light. It’s all the same. If you are connected with yourself in the Now, with the people in your life then, you are connected with the Universe because you are doing this with Love.
In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole and complete.
I believe in a power far greater than I am that flows through me every moment of every day.
I open myself to the wisdom within, knowing that there is only One Intelligence in this Universe.
Out of this One Intelligence comes all the answers, all the solutions, all the healings, all the new creations.
I trust this Power and Intelligence, knowing that whatever I need to know is revealed to me, and that whatever I need comes to me in the right time, space and sequence.
All is well in my world.
- Louise Hay
I hope you have enjoyed reading this series and have found it useful. If there is any topic you have in mind that you would like me to write about, please let me know. Namaste 😊