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Heal Your Body A-Z: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them Paperback – 1998
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She knows the power of healing by changing mental thought patterns firsthand: she was diagnosed as having cancer of the vagina several years ago. She was already a teacher of healing for several years, and saw it as an opportunity to practice what she preached. Despite knowing the power of replacing negative thought patterns with positive and affirming beliefs, she felt panic like most would at this kind of diagnosis. However, she felt that if she allowed the doctor to operate without changing the mental pattern that created it, the cancer would just come back. In fact, she believes that when cancer comes back, it's not because the doctor "didn't get it all", but because the individual never addressed the mental patterns that created the dis-ease in the first place.
In Ms. Hay's case, she had never acknowledged the deep resentment she carried for being raped when she was 5 years old and being battered as a child. As she says, we are often blind to our own patterns--even if we're healers or teachers.
Ms.Read more ›
Each entry shows a problem, its probable mental or psychological cause, and a helpful affirmation for correction. We can then reflect or meditate in the suggested direction and eventually change our thought patterns or heal our faulty beliefs.
The book covers many specific symptoms (like anxiety, constipation, overweight, fainting); some illnesses (like AIDS, lupus, diabetes, cataracts, ulcers, arthritis); and parts of the body (like face, lower back, joints, wrists, and sinuses). Some of the more modern illnesses like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are missing -- but their components are there, i.e. fatigue, pain, skin rashes or appetite problems.
Louise Hay touches us with her true story about overcoming cancer, concisely discusses how we manifest illness, and gives us a truly wonderful meditation exercise for overall healing.
Excellent "hint book" for solving those incredibly difficult personal health mysteries.
Louise Hay's theory of healing physical and mental pain is that every pain and illness that we have has some root in our mental belief system. It is important to read the text in this book, because following the process is the key to making this work for you. Then, you understand how to use the handy reference guide. There are three columns in the guide: the physical or mental problem, the probable cause (the mental or emotional thought) and the New Thought or affirmation to replace the old and help the healing process.
Hay recommends three main points to make this process work for you;
1. It is important to not judge yourself or feel guilty for your physical ailment or pain.
2. It is important for you to "be willing to release the need for the issue".
3. Then, find the corresponding affirmation to help heal your body.
I've always been surprised when I have a pain and I look up the emotional and mental thought behind it. It always relates to my life in some degree. I easily blame myself for my ailments, so I need to remind myself to not feel guilty about contributing to the problem. I just step back and work on allowing to let the problem go and then recite the affirmation in my mind.
This has really helped me to get in touch more with my body and emotions. I can see how I can help ease my pains and frustrations. It helps to relieve my anxiety when I have a physcial pain, such as a migraine or cramp.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read, everything that is mentioned really makes sense in everyday life, past, present, and future. I recommend this book for sure.Published 4 days ago by 96729Girl
This gives many answers and is very helpful, but you must be a "believer" as well as a very positive person and Spiritual.Published 11 days ago by Judith Ann Schutz
This book gives you a general idea of what is causing your illness and simple steps to follow in order to get better! It all comes down to loving yourself!!Published 12 days ago by serious shopper
This is a book for everybody. When the body hurts it is usually a sign that something is wrong. Louis Hay is great. This is a must read book.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought it as a gift, a replacement for someone who used carried hers around so much that it got worn out! If that's not a vote of confidence I don't know what is.Published 19 days ago by Crystal