If I were stuck on a desert island and could only bring one book with me, this would be the book! You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L Hay. It’s a must-have in my toolbox.
Louise wrote this book back in the 1970’s- it’s a precursor to the recently popular book The Secret. You Can Heal Your Life describes the “Law of Attraction” in a spiritual non-materialistic way. Louise L Hay explains that things like health, relationships, confidence, forgiveness and wealth come into our lives based on our thoughts. You may remember this post on gratitude thinking and why our thoughts are so important.
I keep this book in my toolbox because I love pulling it out when I am feeling down. I like to use it as a starting point when I feel overwhelmed in a situation and as a way to gain some clarity on that situation. Reviewing this book always reminds me that “this too shall pass.”
It helps me gain some perspective on how I got where I am, where I want to be instead, and gives tangible affirmations to start my journey towards that better place. It also has an amazing chart towards the end that Louise uses to help us connect physical ailments like headaches, digestive issues, depression, anxiety, hay fever, and even acne with the negative thought pattern that causes them.
Check it out sometime, you may find it to be a nice fit in your own toolbox as well!