- Publisher: Hay House
- Edition: 2nd edition
- Available in: paperback, hardcover, Kindle, audiobook
- ISBN: 978-0937611012
- Published: January 1, 1984
Book Recommendation by Erica Wallace Moore
You Can Heal Your Life by renowned author and motivational speaker Louise Hay is a classic book designed to help you realize that you have the power to heal yourself.
Understanding that this book is meant to be a guide as you decide to heal yourself means that it is not intended for you to read it all the way through in a few days and let it sit on your self. You Can Heal Your Life is truly interactive, a must for healing and self care.
Before Hay dives into the work, she establishes her philosophy and beliefs in chapter 1. They are powerful and important reminders of why it is essential to be self-aware of the power of our creative energy.
A few of them are:
- We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
- The point of power is always in the present moment.
- We create every so-called illness in our body.
In each subsequent chapter, Hay describes the process and journey of healing as if she’s in the room with her clients. She believes that all healing is a matter of getting to the root cause of our problems: “Not loving the self.”
Once Hay helps us to establish self love as the greatest need within ourselves, she takes us through the transformation into self love.
A beautiful aspect of You Can Heal Your Life are the “treatments” at the end of each chapter. These too are powerful especially after getting through the intense hard work Hay packs into each chapter.
Here is the “treatment” that closes chapter 2:
In the infinity of life where I am,
all is perfect, whole, and complete.
I am always Divinely protected and guided.
It is safe for me to look within myself.
It is safe for me to look into the past.
It is safe for me to enlarge my viewpoint of life.
I am far more than my personality—past, present or future.
I now choose to rise above my personality problems
to recognize the magnificence of my being.
I am totally willing to learn to love myself.
All is well in my world.