Louise Hay, 1926-2017
I had the privilege of meeting Louise Hay in a small, private setting a few years ago. What I remembered most was her strong presence, her non-judgemental nature and lack of ego. She listened, observed and offered insights only when asked. She lived an amazing karmic path. By an amazing karmic path, I do not mean an easy one. Her early years were full of obstacles and traumas that were not for the faint of heart. These ranged from being raped as a 5-year old girl, becoming a pregnant teen who gave up her baby, the pain of a divorce and getting cervical cancer. Through it all, those life experiences served a purpose. She took her life experiences and created a helpful empire.
Louise Hay’s life experiences enabled her to create the foundation of giving people their power back.
Louise Hay is considered the founder of the concept of the self-help movement that began in the 1970’s and continues to this day. She taught many of us the relationship between our thoughts, health and things that happen in our lives and the role metaphysics plays in it all. And how the power of thought can shift our lives for the better. You Can Heal Your Life has sold over 50 million copies.
Her life mission, it seems, was and still is, to help others. And this carries a higher level of karmic accountability that transcends her death.
Everything we do has karma attached to it. The roles we play in our society, our knowledge, and our actions can magnify our karma, for better or worse. (#30 Higher Level Karmic Accountability) This does not mean she lived a perfect life, after all she is human and here to learn just like the rest of us.
“If you can change your thinking, you can change your life.” Louise Hay
Think about this statement. It is a powerful one. It tells us that our minds and thoughts are energy and are more powerful than we may give them credit. The next time you have a crisis or difficult situation, look for the hidden lessons to find out what karma may be trying to teach you!