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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.

 

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 artifically 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 suggests 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, throught anger, you get pain. Remember how painful those spots and cycsts are? Ouch.

 

Oh, look what Louise says about the Liver…

 

LIVER PROBLEMS: 

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:

 

MENOPAUSE:

Fear of no longer being wanted.
Affirmation: I am balanced and peaceful in all changes of cycles and know that I am loved.

and

FEMALE PROBLEMS:

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.

What can you do to honour the feminine Goddess within? How have you neglected her? What does she need?

You may get answers to this question in your dreams in the froms of symbols or images, so consider keeping a dream journal. What these symbols mean, is entirely personal to you, so start paying attention.

Include floral essential oils, like rose, jasmine and ylang ylang into your bedtime routine to help you dream. These are included in uber hydrating Heart of Eternity night cream

Combining techniques

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.

 

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’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, Theta, and affirmations.

 

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 Drench – plant-based spray-on collagen tonic that’s bursting with skin nutrition and Jardin de Fleurs cleanser . Not only are they perfect for dry skin during menopause or hormonal changes, but they’re brimming with uplifting flower hydrosols that boost the mind and spirit.

 

So next time you open your beauty cabinet, throw out the expired and unloved items and make space for better quality, all natural skincare delights infused with healing Reiki energy.

Your skin is ready for nourishment and love, so order your Try-Me Experience and begin your journey to self-love so that the face you see in the mirror is your friend and ally.

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