My choice for today’s book recommendation is YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE by Louise L. Hay. In 1976, Louise wrote her first book HEAL YOUR BODY, which began as a small pamphlet containing a list of different bodily ailments and their probable metaphysical causes. This pamphlet was later enlarged and extended and became her book YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE in 1984. And when no one was interested in her book and what she had to say, she founded her own publishing company, Hay House. Thirty-one years later, the book has definitely stood the test of time. A movie version came out in 2007, and I was fortunate enough to see it at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas, CA before it was released to the public. 81 years old at the time, Louise introduced the movie beforehand and was a delightful speaker.
The copy of the book pictured above, the one that I have, was published in 1999. I’m sure that part of the reason I bought it was how colorful it was. The larger reason would have been the title. I very much like the idea that I am/we are, with the thoughts we think, capable of healing ourselves. “Louise’s key message in this powerful work is, ‘If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.’ She explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness, and shows how you can change your thinking–and improve the quality of your life!”
YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE made the New York Times bestseller list and remained on it for 13 consecutive weeks. More than twenty years later, in 2008, due to her appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, You Can Heal Your Life was again on the New York Times BestsellerLlist. It was the first time in that publication’s history that that has happened! More than 50 million copies of YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE have been sold throughout the world.
“The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.” ~Louise L. Hay