Loving Support

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by Louise Hay –

Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it’s like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fly at will! How exciting it would be! What are the ways to love yourself? Stop criticizing yourself. Each one of us has a unique role to play on this earth and when we’re critical of ourselves, we obscure it. Stop scaring yourself. If you think a negative thought, find an image to replace it with what is beautiful, like a sunset, flowers, a sport or anything you love. Be gentle and kind and patient with yourself. Choose thoughts that nurture you. With patience, they will grow and contribute to creating the garden of experiences you want.

Praise yourself! The next time you do something new or different or something you’re just learning and you’re not too adept at it, be there for yourself. Support yourself with loving friends. Reach out and allow them to help you. Love your negatives. They are all part of your creation, just as we’re all part of God’s creation. Take care of your body. Find exercise that you enjoy, that is fun to do. Start noticing what you eat and why. Let’s begin to love ourselves now-don’t wait until you get it right.

Affirm: I am good enough. Life is easy and joyful.

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You Can Do It!

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You can create a joyous life.


by Louise L. Hay –

Take control over your own thinking. Today is a new day. Today is a day for you to begin creating a joyous, fulfilling life. Today is the day to begin to release all your limitations. Today is the day for you to learn the secrets of life. You can do it. You can change your life for the better. You already have the tools within you to do so. These tools are your thoughts and your beliefs.

How do you feel right now? Do you feel good? Do you feel bad? What are your current emotions? What is your gut feeling? Would you like to feel better? Then reach for a better feeling or thought. If you feel bad in any way—sad, grumpy, bitter, resentful, angry, fearful, guilty, depressed, jealous, critical, and so on—then you’ve temporarily lost your connection to the flow of good experiences that the Universe has waiting for you. Don’t waste your thoughts on blame. No person, place, or thing has any control over your feelings because they don’t think in your mind.

This is also why you really have no control over others—you see, you can’t control their thoughts. No one can control another unless that person gives permission. So you want to be aware of this powerful mind you have. You can take total control over your own thinking. It’s the only thing you’ll ever have total control of. What you choose to think is what you’ll get in life. I’ve chosen to think thoughts of joy and appreciation, and you can, too.

What kind of thoughts make you feel good? Thoughts of love, appreciation, gratitude, joyful childhood experiences? Thoughts in which you rejoice that you’re alive and bless your body with love? Do you truly enjoy this present moment and get excited about tomorrow? Thinking these kinds of thoughts is an act of loving yourself, and loving yourself creates miracles in your life.

We can think happy thoughts. We can think positive thoughts. We can say, “Yes, I can do it!” we can think thoughts that make us feel joyous. We can learn to think only about all the good in the world. We can lift our thoughts up. We can greet each day with a smile. We can let the world know that we’re happy to be alive. We can express gratitude at every turn. We can love our bodies. We can be our best friends.

The reward of affirmations is that you get to watch day by day as your life turns into the most joyous, loving, healthy, prosperous, fabulous experiences. And they will last for all the rest of your days on Earth. So train yourself to think thoughts that make you feel good. That way, you’ll always be creating your life out of joy and in joy.


Say it right now: I can do it. I can do it. I can do it!

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Energy Flow and Blockages

by Louise L. Hay –

Blockages, with regards to the body, have to do with energy flow. There is an energy flow that runs through the body that is not flow of blood but has everything to do with the condition of flow of blood to the various parts of the body, as well as the condition of all the organs and tissues in the body.

Energy is what is needed to live. Your whole body circulates energy in order for all parts to move and operate efficiently and with good health. This circulation allows not only for the body’s functions to move freely, but also for flushing of toxins out and away from the organs and tissues. If there are blocks in this energy flow, physical effects will come about, such as pain, stiffness, pressure, lethargy and a multitude of other symptoms.

As you age your energy naturally wanes, but aging is not the cause for illness. Blockages create an environment for illness to manifest, where aging does not. Aging is often misinterpreted as a cause for illness, but the reality is that blockages, when left to exist without address, will eventually and ultimately manifest and the body, as its energy wanes with age, eventually becomes unable to uphold the energy it takes to fend off the effects of blockages, which were already there.

When there is a lag in the network of energy circulation, and the lag stays that way for an extended period of time, there can manifest a blockage. A blockage is like a traffic jam in the flow of energy, caused by tensions of various sorts. If it is not addressed, it can lead to all kinds of problems. The body and all its internal operations needs circulation, and so like anything that needs to have flow, if the flow lags, there follows stagnation which can lead to toxic build-up, which can further lead to pain and breakdown and indeed, decay, disease and death. Blockages are not pretty and the awareness of them and the reality of their effect on one’s energy is extremely pertinent to healing the body and mind.

What Is the Cause of a Blockage?

Aside from physical injury, much of it begins in the mind – in the emotions. By now, most us have heard about how stress affects the body. Stress is basically negative physical responses brought on the body by negative emotions, such as anger, grief, resentment, hate, jealousy, fear, worry, suppression of emotions, etc. These emotions/ways of thinking, if not resolved to a peaceful state will continue to live and become chronic, which will cause physical symptoms. The body follows what the mind dictates, whether we are aware of it or not. Our minds and bodies work as one, if the mind is ill at ease, then the body becomes aware of this message and responds accordingly.

Another root cause of blockages can be found in inherited influences. Ancestral influence is no different than what I spoke of above. The only difference is that it is not ours, or so we think (actually, like the color of our eyes, hair, etc., emotional issues also become our own when passed on through inheritance). As our bodies are inherited from our ancestors, so are aspects of mind. Nothing we have is entirely ours without connection to the ones that have come before us. Our bodies were made from our parents’, which were made from their parents’, and so on back. So it follows that much of our minds and our emotions can be also passed on. Consider the times you’ve heard someone say something similar to this: “Oh he sounds just like his grandfather”, or “She acts just like her aunt so and so …”, or “I don’t know why I feel that way, I just do. It’s who I am.” These can point to inherited influences. Inherited influences can thus also create blockages in our bodies.

When we understand how illness has its roots in the mind affecting our energy and health, then a place where we must focus when healing the self is on our mind. At peace is where the body functions most effortlessly. So, a peaceful state of mind is what we need to focus on returning to. To begin that journey, we need to look fearlessly, honestly and shamelessly at our minds, not to be afraid of what we are truly thinking or feeling, not to be ashamed of our attitudes, but to see it as it is, because it is there that we will find much insight on who we really are and how our health is connected.

A place of total self-honesty is a good starting point for learning to return back to a peaceful state. Without knowing the truth, there is nop way to begin to heal. For most of us there are so many issues to work out, it feels overwhelming and almost futile. One day at a time….and sometimes, it’s one moment at a time. Focus on resolution with patience and persistence. There are many roads, and it’s up to the individual to discover which ones are suitable to bring oneself to a peaceful state.

How to Make a Change

by Louise L. Hay –

I love “how to’s.” All the theory in the world is useless unless we know how to apply it and make a change. I have always been a very pragmatic, practical person with a great need to know how to do things. The principles we will be working with at this time are:

* Nurturing the willingness to let go
* Controlling the mind, and
* Learning how forgiveness of self and others releases us.

Releasing the Need

Sometimes when we try to release a pattern, the whole situation seems to get worse for a while. This is not a bad thing. It is a sign that the situation is beginning to move. Our affirmations are working, and we need to keep going. Examples:

* We are working on increasing prosperity, and we lose our wallet.
* We are working on improving our relationships, and we have a fight.
* We are working on becoming healthy, and we catch a cold.
* We are working on expressing our creative talents and abilities, and we get fired.

Sometimes the problem moves in a different direction, and we begin to see and understand more. For example, let’s assume you are trying to give up smoking and you are saying, “I am willing to release the need for cigarettes.”

As you continue to do this, you notice your relationships becoming more uncomfortable. Don’t despair, this is a sign of the process working. You might ask yourself a series of questions like: Am I willing to give up uncomfortable relationships? Were my cigarettes creating a smoke screen so I wouldn’t see how uncomfortable these relationships are? Why am I creating these relationships? You notice the cigarettes are only a symptom and not a cause.

Now you are developing insight and understanding that will set you free. You begin to say, “I am willing to release the need for uncomfortable relationships.”

Then you notice the reason you’re so uncomfortable is that other people always seem to be criticizing you. Being aware that we always create all of our experiences, you now begin to say, “I am willing to release the need to be criticized.”

You then think about criticism, and you realize that as a child you received a lot of criticism. That little kid inside of you only feels at home when it is being criticized. Your way of hiding from this had been to create a “smoke screen”.

Perhaps you see the next step as affirming, “I am willing to forgive…”

As you continue to do your affirmations, you may find that cigarettes no longer attract you, and the people in your life no longer criticize you. Then you know you have released your need. This usually takes a little while to work out. If you are gently persistent and are willing to give yourself a few quiet moments each day to reflect on your process of change, you will get the answers. The Intelligence within you is the same Intelligence that created this entire planet. Trust your Inner Guidance to reveal to you whatever it is you need to know.

Exercise: Releasing the Need

In a workshop situation, I would have you do this exercise with a partner. However, you can do it equally as well using a mirror, a big one, if possible. Think for a moment about something in your life you want to change. Go to the mirror and look into your eyes and say out loud,

“I now realize that I have created this condition, and I am now willing to release the pattern in my consciousness that is responsible for this condition.”

Say it several times, with feeling. If you were with a partner, I would have your partner tell you if he really thought you meant it. I would want you to convince your partner. Ask yourself if you really mean it. Convince yourself in the mirror that this time you are ready to step out of the bondage of the past. At this point many people get scared because they don’t know HOW to do this releasing. They are afraid to commit themselves until they know all the answers. It’s only more resistance. Just pass through it. One of the great things is that we do not have to know how. All we need is to be willing.

The Universal Intelligence or your subconscious mind will figure out the hows. Every thought you think and every word you speak is being responded to, and the point of power is in this moment. The thoughts you are thinking and the words you are declaring at this moment are creating your future.

Your Mind Is a Tool You are much more than your mind. You may think that your mind is running the show, but that is only because you have trained your mind to think in this way. You can also untrain and retrain this tool of yours. Your mind is a tool for you to use in any way you wish. The way you now use your mind is only a habit, and habits, any habits, can be changed if we want to do so, or even if we only know it is possible to do so. Quiet the chatter of your mind for a moment, and really think about this concept:

YOUR MIND IS A TOOL YOU CAN CHOOSE TO USE ANY WAY YOU WISH.

The thoughts you “choose” to think create the experiences you have. If you believe that it is hard or difficult to change a habit or a thought, then your choice of this thought will make it true for you. If you would choose to think, “It is becoming easier for me to make changes”, then your choice of this thought will make that true for you.

Controlling the Mind

There is an incredible power and intelligence within you that is constantly responding to your thoughts and words. As you learn to control your mind by the conscious choice of thoughts, you align yourself with this power. Do not think that your mind is in control. You are in control of your mind. You use your mind. You can stop thinking those old thoughts. When your old thinking tries to come back and say, “It’s so hard to change,” take mental control.

Say to your mind, “I now choose to believe it is becoming easier for me to make changes.”

You may have to have this conversation with your mind several times for it to acknowledge that you are in control and that what you say goes. The Only Thing You Ever Have Any Control of Is Your Current Thought Your old thoughts are gone; there is nothing you can do about them except live out the experiences they caused. Your current thought, the one you are thinking right now, is totally under your control.

Example: If you have a little child who has been allowed to stay up as late as she wishes for a long time, and then you make a decision that you now want this child to go to bed at 8:00 every night, what do you think the first night will be like? The child will rebel against this new rule and may kick and scream and do her best to stay out of bed. If you relent at this time, the child wins and will try to control you forever. However, if you calmly stick to your decision and firmly insist that this is the new bedtime, the rebellion will lessen. In two or three nights, the new routine will be established. It is the same thing with your mind. Of course it will rebel at first. It does not want to be retrained. But you are in control, and if you stay focused and firm, in a very short time the new way of thinking will be established. And you will feel so good to realize that you are not a helpless victim of your own thoughts, but rather a master of your own mind.

Exercise: Letting Go

As you read this, take a deep breath, and as you exhale, allow all the tension to leave your body. Let your scalp and your forehead and your face relax. Your head does not need to be tense in order for you to read. Let your tongue and your throat and your shoulders relax. You can hold a book with relaxed arms and hands. Do that now. Let your back and your abdomen and your pelvis relax. Let your breathing be at peace as you relax your legs and feet. Is there a big change in your body since you began the previous paragraph? Notice how much you hold on. If you are doing it with your body, then you are doing it with your mind.

In this relaxed, comfortable position, say to yourself,

“I am willing to let go. I release. I let go. I release all tension. I release all fear. I release all anger. I release all guilt. I release all sadness. I let go of all old limitations. I let go, and I am at peace. I am at peace with myself. I am at peace with the process of life. I am safe.”

Go over this exercise two or three times. Feel the ease of letting go. Repeat it whenever you feel thoughts of difficulty coming up. It takes a little practice for the routine to become a part of you. When you put yourself into this peaceful state first, it becomes easy for your affirmations to take hold. You become open and receptive to them. There is no need to struggle or stress or strain. Just relax and think the appropriate thoughts. Yes, it is this easy.

Physical Releasing

Sometimes we need to experience a physical letting go. Experiences and emotions can get locked in the body. Screaming in the car with all the windows rolled up can be very releasing if we have been stifling our verbal expression. Beating the bed or kicking pillows is a harmless way to release pent-up anger, as is playing tennis or running.

A while ago, I had a pain in my shoulder for a day or two. I tried to ignore it, but it wouldn’t go away. Finally, I sat down and asked myself, “What is happening here? What am I feeling?” I realized, “It feels like burning. Burning… burning… that means anger. What are you angry about?” I couldn’t think of what I was angry about, so I said, “Well, let’s see if we can find out.” I put two large pillows on the bed and began to hit them with a lot of energy. After about twelve hits, I realized exactly what I was angry about. It was so clear. So I beat the pillows even harder and made some noise and released the emotions from my body. When I got through, I felt much better, and the next day my shoulder was fine.

excerpt from ‘You Can Heal Your Life’

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A Place for the Heart

Deep at the centre of my being there is an infinite well of love. I now allow this love to flow to the surface.

It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied.

The more love I use and give, the more I have to give, the supply is endless.

The use of love makes me feel good; it is an expression of my inner joy.

Yes, I love myself, therefore I take loving care of my body.

I lovingly feed it nourishing food and beverages.

I lovingly groom it and dress it and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy.

I love myself, therefore I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in.

I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.

I love myself, therefore I work at a job that I truly enjoy doing, one that uses all my talents and abilities, working with and for people that I love and love me, and earning a good income.

I love myself, therefore, I behave in a loving way to all people for I know that that which I give out returns to me multiplied.

I only attract loving people in my world for they are a mirror of what I am.

I love myself, therefore I forgive and totally release the past and all past experiences and I am free.

I love myself, therefore I love totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright, and joyous and secure, for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more.

And so it is.

–Louise L.Hay

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Affirmation of Love

by Louise Hay –

Deep at the centre of my being there is an infinite well of love. I now allow this love to flow to the surface. It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied. The more love I use and give, the more I have to give, the supply is endless. The use of love makes me feel good; it is an expression of my inner joy.

Yes, I love myself, therefore I take loving care of my body. I lovingly feed it nourishing food and beverages. I lovingly groom it and dress it and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy.

I love myself, therefore I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in. I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.

I love myself, therefore I work at a job that I truly enjoy doing, one that uses all my talents and abilities, working with and for people that I love and love me, and earning a good income.

I love myself, therefore, I behave in a loving way to all people for I know that that which I give out returns to me multiplied. I only attract loving people in my world for they are a mirror of what I am.

I love myself, therefore I forgive and totally release the past and all past experiences and I am free.

I love myself, therefore I love totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright, and joyous and secure, for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more.

And so it is.

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Affirmation of Love

by Louise Hay – 

Deep at the centre of my being there is an infinite well of love. 
I now allow this love to flow to the surface. It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied. 
The more love I use and give, the more I have to give, the supply is endless. 
The use of love makes me feel good; it is an expression of my inner joy.

Yes, I love myself, therefore I take loving care of my body. I lovingly feed it nourishing food and beverages. I lovingly groom it and dress it and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy.

I love myself, therefore I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in. I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.

I love myself, therefore I work at a job that I truly enjoy doing, one that uses all my talents and abilities, working with and for people that I love and love me, and earning a good income.

I love myself, therefore, I behave in a loving way to all people for I know that that which I give out returns to me multiplied. I only attract loving people in my world for they are a mirror of what I am.

I love myself, therefore I forgive and totally release the past and all past experiences and I am free.

I love myself, therefore I love totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright and joyous and secure for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more.

And so it is. 

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