Thank you so much Lellavati aunty ,for gifting me Louise Hay’s YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE around summer last year!
I was really not a reader back then , so I took sweet three months to complete reading the book and thanks to my Dad who kept pushing me to complete it.
The book is very inspiring and what really hooked me is the chapter that describes the life story of Louise Hay : how her parents got divorced when she was eighteen months old and why her mom married her step dad -was it because she actually loved him or just for providing them a home .
Louis Hay described how she faced constant sexual and physical abuse as a child by predators around her ; she ran away from her family at the age of fifteen.
Starvedof self esteem and affection she gave her body to anyone who was kind to her , and right after her 16thbirthday she gave birth to a baby girl. She found her child a good home and left 5 days after the birth of the child.
Onovercoming the mental pattern of guilt and shame she went back home and got her mom away from all the abuse there . She left her sister with her step dad as her sister was always daddy’s little girl.
After making her mom comfortable , she left for Chicago for 30 days and didn’t return for over 30 years. She then left for New York and became a fashion model; yet she couldn’t own her beauty and her self esteem stayed the same.
She met a handsome English man. She travelled the world with him and married him. They had fourteen years of beautiful marriage till her husband expressed his desire to marry another woman.
She was devastated , but she moved on with time. She studied and passed a test and became a counsellor at the church of religious sciences soon .
And all of a sudden one fine day she was diagnosed with cancer , and yet with all her understanding, she knew that mental healing worked , she knew that getting an operation was not the ultimate cure for her disease. She knew she had to dissolve the mental pattern that created this disease in her . She negotiated with the doctors for sometime and did everything in her power , from consulting a therapist to getting reflexology. And six months later there was no trace of cancer!
And in the joy of celebrating she found out that her mother had been blind for years .
And as she began to get back to her normal life , she got a call from her sister , the first call in years , that her mother , blind , almost deaf , has fallen and broken her back .
She got her mom’s cataract off one eye and got her a hearing aid too.
This one chapter made me read the entire book . The book is about the power of the subconscious mind and the power of self-healing that we all possess ; it is also about the value of self esteem which most of us lack in right proportions.
More importantly, the book has made me realise how my mom’s true love for me has made me love myself.