Louise Hay is one of those rare people whose presence fills a room and everyone in it with an abundance of energy, love and peace.
Born in 1926 to a poverty-stricken mother, Louise Hay’s early years as a child, adolescent and young woman were filled with feelings of low, if non-existent, self-esteem. By her own account, she was a lost soul until she found the Church of Religious Science where she learned that if you change your thought patterns, you can actually change your experiences in life. She became fascinated with the subject and completely turned her life around based on the principles she learned. She is living proof that someone can change their life through their inner thoughts and the words they repeat to themselves over and over again.
She became a popular speaker and leader of workshops at the church and people really resonated with her style of teaching. When Louise saw how people let their hurtful pasts and illnesses control their lives, she made a promise to help them see that their health problems and mental stresses were formed from their own negative thoughts about themselves. At this time she wrote a little blue pamphlet wherein she described how negative mental patterns and beliefs can be at the root cause of illnesses or “dis-eases” in our bodies.
Louise realizes that her messages are so simplistic in nature that they can sometimes be hard to grasp, but the main message that she wants to share is: “The body, like everything else in life, is a mirror of our inner thoughts and beliefs. Every cell within your body responds to every single thought you think and every word you speak.”
She printed 5,000 copies of the first book she ever wrote called “Heal Your Body” on a copy machine and made it into a little blue pamphlet that she gave to people to help them heal their lives. In 1984 at the age of almost 60 she started her own publishing company called Hay House Publications and published ” You Can Heal Your Life ” which has been translated into almost 30 different languages and to date in 2013 has sold more than 35 million copies around the world.
There is now a movie about her life, teachings, and philosophies which is called “You Can Heal Your Life” The Movie. It is narrated by Louise and it is basically a story about her journey and how she applied the principles she teaches to her own life and how it made her who she is today. She is a beacon of light in this world and the inspiration to millions.