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Louise Hay Heal Your Life
Transformational guru Louise Hay is well known for her alternative ways of looking at illness.. she doesn’t even use the word disease- instead she calls it dis-ease.
Did you notice that little tweak?
That simple ‘-‘ hypen, shifts your attitude from helpless victim to somebody with power. When you believe you have a choice, that power helps you transform your situation.
Louise says we can glean insights about ourselves from our dis-ease. It’s the opposite way of looking at illness that society and doctors teach us.
The insights you get depend on where in the body your symptoms appear.
So, let’s take a common issue with women of a certain age – dry skin. Yes, even if you drink your 2-3 litres of plain water a day, you an still have dry skin.
Why? Not all water is equal. Some water is incoherent, so won’t hydrate your cells. Even if you run it through a water filtration system. I use a special coherency system to raise my water’s hydration potential.
What does dry skin say about your inner life, your emotions?
Let’s check out Louise Hay’s, “You can Heal Your Life”
Remember that your skin, reflects your inner world. Not just physically, but also emotionally.
For example, having to ‘put on a brave face’ when you feel awful, or, using makeup to artificially look healthy or cheerful when you’re not well…. all these ‘masks’ society suggests we use to suffocate what’s really going on, deep inside.
So, Louise says that ‘skin protects our individuality. It’s a sense organ.’
The main skin conditions she notes are: Anxiety, fear, feeling threatened. Old buried guck.
Louise Hay affirmations
Louise suggest these affirmations:
I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace. The past is forgiven & forgotten. I am free in this moment.
In hindsight, I can see the link between suppressed anger and teenage skin issues.
Whatever you suppress.. well it ferments then explodes or oozes out. I grew up in the 70’s in a home where ‘nice girls’ were quiet, compliant and good. ‘Bad’ feelings or thoughts were not to be verbalised, not even thought about. Oh the inner turmoil! So my body ejected the emotions physically, with painful red spots.
This Liver-Skin connection is key in TCM. The Liver’s function is to ensure smooth flow of Qi around your body. When the flow is blocked, through anger, you get pain. Remember how painful those spots and cysts are? Ouch.
Oh, look what Louise says about the Liver…
Resistance to change. Fear, anger, hatred. Liver is the seat of anger and rage.
Affirmation: My mind is cleansed & free. I leave the past & move into the new. All is well.
(Funny, my skin did start clearing up, when I left home! )
I wonder if there is any link between dryness and feminine energies? Louise says:
Fear of no longer being wanted.
Affirmation: I am balanced and peaceful in all changes of cycles and know that I am loved.
That’s interesting. Around menopause many mothers are in the empty nest situation. And for those women who find changes in estrogen make their lady parts drier and painful, might be avoiding intimacy.
Louise also says:
Denial of the self and rejecting the feminine aspects within.
Affirmation: I rejoice in the feminine. I love being a women and I love my body.
So thwarting the Divine Feminine Energy could be part of our dry skin issues. Our culture is very masculine. The feminine side is suppressed, undervalued. And there are the confusing messages about gender reversal, as if we were not being born in the gender we had a soul contract with. Yes we chose before we arrived whether we would be X,X or X,Y.
What can you do to honour the feminine Goddess within? First look at how you have neglected her – ask ‘What does she need?’
You may get answers to this question in your dreams in the forms of symbols or images, so consider keeping a dream journal. What these symbols mean, is entirely personal to you, so start paying attention. You don’t need a fancy book – just a notepad and pen that can write upside down. Put them within reach of your pillow and with time you can learn to write in the dark… so that you dont disturb or evaporate your recall.
Other ways to enourage dreaming include divine scented floral essential oils, like rose, jasmine and ylang ylang into your bedtime routine to help you dream. (These are included in uber hydrating Proposal in Paris face cream )
Another way to use the power of flowers is through the gentle flower hydrosols, these are gentler on the skin and can be used undiluted.
And there are crystals that can help with dream recall – I have been experimenting with amethyst, moldavite, Herkimer diamond, Libyan desert glass and quartz.
Then consider combining these affirmations with EFT, Theta while you apply your night cream:
* I feel safe to be me.
* I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace.
* The past is forgiven and forgotten.
* I am free in this moment.
Practical ways you can do this are to combine two activities for instance yopu can apply your night cream while doing some affirmations and facial massage as the ultimate in self-love! Here is a chart showing you some anti-ageing techniques used in Gua Sha treatments.
So look within, ask yourself questions and give your body the space and peace to heal. You can turn your evening skincare into a mindfulness practice that makes you feel good inside and outside!
Louise Hay meditation
From Louise Hay’s “Morning and Evening Meditations” , one of Louise’s most popular audio program. Part one is an uplifting meditation that helps you start the day with a positive outlook. Part two includes a meditation that closes the day with gratitude.
Louise Hay’s 4 Natural Beauty Secrets!
Louise had the skin, hair, nails, and energy of someone half her age, and inspired many with her simple beauty secrets: Play, Love and Nourish
Play – being playful helps to reduce stress, promote creativity, and keep us young and energetic. Stress kills the bacteria that make our B Vitamins, as well as increasing ageing cortisol.
Love – Remember how light you felt the last time you fell in love? Wow! That vibrant, buzzy feeling… You danced to work, floated across the floor, your eyes shone… life felt incredible. Now imagine if you could change your mind, and fall in love with yourself right now? Studies have shown that when we love ourselves, we’re more likely to make loving choices.
Louise wrote that changing your mind, can change your life. You can begin rewriting the script of your life, sentence by sentence. You can assist the process with essential oils, EFT tapping, and researching deep spiritual topics like the Soul Trap.
Nourish – Each day Louise drank homemade bone broth, using a recipe from famous chef Julia Childs. This collagen-rich broth helped keep her skin, hair and nails beautiful right thru till she passed away at age 90. Louise was a life long advocate for feeding her skin through healthy eating and plant-based skincare. She supported small-scale skincare makers as she knew mainstream brands were interested only in profit, not health.
(I think she would have loved using Proposal in Paris face cream that’s bursting with skin nutrition and Jardin de Fleurs cleanser . Not only are they perfect for those looking for a natural and age-defying skincare routine, but they’re brimming with uplifting flower hydrosols that boost the mind and spirit.
Glow Skincare – Because every woman of a certain age, needs effective facial products.
Louise Hay Mirror work
Most people hate looking into the mirror. It’s uncomfortable. They hate the person in mirror.
However Louise says that the most powerful affirmations are those you say out loud when you are in front of your mirror.
Because the mirror reflects back to you the feelings you have about yourself. It makes you immediately aware of where you are resisting and where you are open and flowing. It clearly shows you what thoughts you will need to change if you want to have a joyous, fulfilling life.
As you learn to do mirror work, you will become much more aware of the words you say and the things you do. You will learn to take care of yourself on a deeper level than you have done before.
When something good happens in your life, you can go to the mirror and say, “Thank you, thank you. That’s terrific! Thank you for doing this.” If something bad happens to you, you can go to the mirror and say, “Okay, I love you. This thing that just happened will pass, but I love you, and that’s forever.”
For most of us, sitting in front of a mirror and facing ourselves is difficult at first, so we call this process mirror work.
But as you continue, you become less self-critical, and the work turns into mirror play. Very soon your mirror becomes your companion, a dear friend instead of an enemy.
How to do Mirror Work:
- Stand or sit in front of your bathroom mirror.
- Look into your eyes.
- Take a deep breath and say this affirmation: “I want to like you. I want to really learn to love you. Let’s go for it and really have some fun.”
- Take another deep breath and say: “I’m learning to really like you. I’m learning to really love you.”
- This is the first exercise, and I know it can be a little challenging, but please stay with it. Keep taking deep breaths. Look into your eyes. Use your own name as you say I’m willing to learn to love you, [Name]. I’m willing to learn to love you.
- Throughout the day, each time you pass a mirror or see your reflection, please repeat these affirmations, even if you have to do it silently.
For more techniques consult Louise’s book “Mirror Work: 21 Days to Heal Your Life”
Curiously, some famous people do not keep mirrors in their home as they see ‘other reflections’ in them!
Robert Holden uses the 3 word phrase ‘ Life loves you‘, repeated 10x, then finishes with the phrase: ‘I am willing to let life love me today.’