“This is a book of ideas to spark our own creative thinking process. It gives us an opportunity to see other ways to approach our experiences. We come into this world with such a pure, clear mind, totally connected with our inner wisdom. As we grow, we pick up fears and limitations from the adults around us. By the time we reach adulthood, we have a lot of negative beliefs that we are not even aware of. And, we tend to build our lives and our experiences upon these false beliefs.” –from the book
For most of us, change and growth isn’t braced willingly. It often takes a health crisis or challenging predicament for us to see how our beliefs and attitudes contribute to stagnation and suffering. Yet, it’s possible to gently explore the beliefs we hold and the attitudes we possess, releasing them in exchange for more loving, allowing thought-forms.
At 261 pages, Meditations to Heal Your Life by Louise Hay contains a treasury of gentle wisdom and piercing insights promoting change, growth, and healing. Positioned on two pages, each thematic meditation features a short affirmation and a longer meditation. For example, a meditation about God says:
I choose my own loving concept of God.
One Power created us all.
“I have the power to choose to see things as they really are. I choose to see things as God does, with the eyes of love. Since it is the nature of God to be present everywhere, to be all-powerful and all-knowing, I know that all there really is in this entire Universe is the Love of God. The Love of God surrounds me, indwells me, goes before me and smoothes the way for me. I am a Beloved Child of the Universe, and the Universe lovingly takes care of me now and forevermore. When I need something, I turn to the Power that created me. I ask for what I need, and then I give thanks even before receiving, knowing that it will come to me in the perfect time/space sequence.”
Many more thematic meditations are offered in this book. Tapping into to the loving insights provided by Hay can be done two ways: either you can turn to a page at random, trusting that a particular meditation is exactly what you need at this moment in your life—or, you can look over the index in the front which is alphabetized according to theme, choosing the appropriate meditation.
In addition to the wonderful meditations, there is a Self-Help Resources section at the back of Meditations to Heal Your Life which alphabetically lists dozens of organizations for further assistance in your healing journey—including addresses, phone numbers, websites, and email addresses. Covering topics such as AIDS, Alcohol Abuse, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Crisis Intervention, Co-Dependency, Children with Serious Illnesses, Debts, Grieving, Gambling, Smoking, Sex/Rape Issues, Stress Reduction, Teen Hotlines and much more. I’ve used Meditations to Heal Your Life several times over the years, and every time I consult its wisdom, I increase in wisdom, balance, and well-being. I recommend it highly!
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