On Sunday I met Louise Hay. For anyone unfamiliar with this true gem of a human, she’s the author of You Can Heal Your Life, which has sold more than 50 million copies! And she owns Hay House, which publishes the Big Gurus (Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue etc).

I’ll be writing more about the very particular lesson she taught me, soon, for Sunday Life. It caught me off guard and I got very teary because her lesson spoke straight to my struggle right now. She knew this and sat with me for an hour, smiling at me as I tried my usual tricks for explaining myself away (words, words, words!).

But in the meantime I thought I’d share some other little insights I gleaned. Because she shared many. Today I read her new book You Can Create An Exceptional Life, which goes into detail about how she runs her life.

Louise is about to turn 85. She healed herself of cancer many years ago and has gone on to live an extraordinary life. She’s as upright and fit as a 40-year-old. Slim, tall, a vibrant, natural face and a playful energy. She’d just got off an international flight and has been presenting and signing books for days. And yet she said she felt great. So her tips ‘n tricks for a well life are worth sharing:

1. Eat protein and vegetables. We sat and she ate breakfast. This is what she ate: peppermint tea, scrambled eggs, 3 sausages and some prunes. She ate the prunes with the sausage. Nice. As a rule, she follows the Westin A Price diet (as do I). Not strictly (ditto). So no sugar or gluten, limited grains, plenty of natural fats and a lot of veggies. Like me (via my Integrative Nutrition studies) she’s tried many different eating approaches and has settled on WAP principles.

2. You don’t need things. When she sat down I got rid of the clutter on the table. “We need less stuff,” she said, in a broad way. “Less clothes…I go shopping and I think, I don’t need this!” I instantly wanted to hug her. It’s been reported that while she’s a very wealthy woman, she lives minimally. She drives a Smart Car. And grows her own veggies.

3. Don’t worry whether you can do it…. Louise believes life brought her what she needed, as she needed it. “Life handed me AIDS,” she says referring to the fact she rose to fame from her work with AIDs victims in the 80s. “I’m just fascinated. How did this happen to me?” She’s learned to trust that life steers things. She’s a conduit. I find this wonderfully comforting. And intuitively right.

4. Learn about other people’s childhoods. You heal yourself when you forgive. And you forgive by imagining the “other” as a child and finding out what life was like for them as a kid. She researched her parents childhoods to forgive them for her violent childhood.

5. Answer the phone and open the mail. She says this a bit. And what she means is, don’t look for outcomes or success. Simply go about your day, doing your job and watch what happens next. Don’t fret. She also says the right things come slowly. Indeed!

6. The first hour of your day is crucial. She starts by thanking her bed for the sleep (!), stretches, has tea, then goes back to bed to read. Because she likes it. She even made a great bedhead so she can be at the best angle to read.

7. And some thyroid advice: “Look in the mirror and ask (your sick thyroid), ‘how can I love you back to life’?” As soon as she said this, I didn’t understand, but I certainly felt, it to make sense. Thyroid problems she said, after she sat quietly in thought for a bit, are all about creativity being blocked. She then explained that many women feel torn up by the pressure to be all things. And their creative self gets blocked.

I was truly touched by Louise’s care and humility. She’s a true healer, walks her talk, and her energy was clean and bright. On this journey I’ve been on chatting to different self-helpers, this is not as common as you might like to believe. Trust me.

Have you read Louise Hay’s stuff? Been touched by it?

 

Have your say, leave a comment.

  • Dee

    Sarah, I loved reading of your meeting with Louise Hay…. I’m a fan of Dr Northrup and Louise Hay. From my perspective the thyroid/creativity connection is that the thyroid/throat is more linked to our ability to express and communicate, which in essence is linked to our flow of creativity.

  • Jacqui

    You so have to read her book…..
    Make a judgement call then…..
    Her material is fascinating.

  • Mitz

    Love Louise Hay, read quiet a bit, listen to hay house radio, do her meditations too. I would be so excited to meet her. Your a lucky girl Sarah but your paths were meant to cross. Hope you do amazing stuff together but since I love you both I have no doubt.

  • Timmie

    You are so lucky to have met her! She has definitely changed my life. Thank you for sharing those tips!

  • Kylie

    Loved this article – thank you!

  • The Thyroid is suggested to be the only part of the human body to require Boron as a part of healthy function. If I had Thyroid gland issues or growths that may be cancerous I’d consider combining this with some high dose zinc and magnesium. Number 7 doesn’t sound like advice at all.

    • Lil Chick

      You’re very clever. How do you know so much.

  • Rita.

    This is wonderful of course, but I could not live a peaceful and calm life, knowing that an animal has suffered such mental and physical torture for me to do so. Knowing that one has eaten such sadness and mysery negates any holistic and intuitive approach to life.

  • Saira Ramirez

    Thanks for sharing this Sarah – Louise is such an inspiration! I recommend her ‘you can heal your life’ video all the time.

  • Pat Garcia

    Good advise at the right moment!! Thanks for sharing, I was feeling extremely inadequate yesterday and about to give up. I´ll start loving my thyroid!!!

    • Chrissi

      I find it very hard to ‘love’ MY thyroid 😉

  • Chrissi

    We are all on our own jet plane traveling the skies at massive altitude and speed often we are traveling through cloud and can’t see the land below, other times we catch glimpses of mountain tops, man made winding roads and seas. On approach to our airport as we lower in descent we gain clarity of our surroundings as we approach for landing. Often there are a few bumps as the tyres hit the tarmac and the thrust is turned to braking. We gradually pull back and we come to a slow stop of realisation. We are here! Life journey is like that. Stop and notice where you are 🙂

  • Sandra

    Read, re-read and read again “you can heal your life” and whilst taking chemo meds to shrunk a brain tumour made cards with affirmations on, soldo made a tape in my voice with all of the words Louise had written in her book “in the world where I live ……… Thanked the tumour for coming, did a visualisation of the tumour breaking up the cerebral fluid washing it away. At the time if surgery the whole medical team in theatre at my surgery commented on the energy in theatre as if there was magic in the sir as everything went so easy. Instruments almost floated. I am a huge “believer” in the power if the mind snd Louise Hays books, tapes etc have helped me hugely iny journey to self.

  • Jane

    Oh Sarah. that photo took my breath away and brought a tear to my eye. I am a huge Louise fan. her meditation tapes have helped me through some of my toughest times. I have her daily affirmations calendar in our kitchen and look forward to the reveal each morning with my first cup of tea for the day. I am so happy for you to have spent time with her.

  • Roslynn Higgins

    Love Louise <3

  • grace Kelly

    My feeling goes towards following the blood type diet.. was curious to know what yours is? You love your fat and protein type o’s thrive off it.. interesting to know? I am type Ab I have been monitoring everything for the last few years.. trying to flick this inner voice saying blood type? Yay or nay.

  • Lucy

    Thank you! 😀

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  • Puka

    thank you so much, Louise is so amazing a living example of love and power from inside

  • JLS

    This really touched me. I have been struggling with my thyroid for 7 years. AND I should add that I used to perform and stopped maybe 10 years ago. I never thought about the connection to creativity.

  • Jane Hayes

    I remember reading this post in 2011 and loving it back then. I love it even more in 2015. Thanks for sharing. The “loving you back to life” hit home this time and made me a little emotional! Thank you for the reminder.

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    Hey Mia. I think the glasses are from Bonlook. It’s online, very affordable and they’re very good quality. I bought some and when I wear them have had a few people tell me I look like Sarah. Ha! [Compliment taken ;-)]

  • Leisa Porteous-Semple

    I was gifted Louise’s book when I collapsed with CFS in 2005. At that time, I couldn’t even read because I was so ill. The same person then gifted me the book on CD’s & an iPod. All I could do was lay in bed & so I listened to the book in small segments at a time. I eventually, over the years, learnt to forgive & love others, then to forgive & love myself & to finally forgive & love my CFS. I was chronically ill & mostly house bound for 7 years. Loving the virus that was in my body & every single cell of my body & the space between those cells helped me to recover (along with quitting sugar!). Love is powerful stuff (as is sugar). 😉 I feel so happy that you got to meet Louise. How lovely. <3

  • Kat Mercer

    Any idea what the blockages it might be for adrenaly people?

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  • Quinessa

    Thank you for sharing Sarah. I am currently healing my depression and endometriosis both medically, therapeutic counselling and by adjusting my lifestyle. In therapy, the more I heal past trauma and abuse, especially ones I didn’t realise were abusive, a medical condition I didn’t realise I had reveals itself. This is how my endometriosis symptoms were first detected, in therapy. I’ve been in terrible pain, but medical advice alone have not been entirely helpful. Respect of our mind and soul aides in the healing of the body. And no, not one doctor supported my holistic approach to my disease. It was all pills and surgery only.

  • Marketing Guy

    Hi Dee

    Pls share how you cured your thyroid problem

  • Marketing Guy

    Pls share about your healing

  • Linda Martin Toncrey Koewers

    The book You Can Heal Your Life is my bible.

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  • fuji

    re: #3 — the term AIDS “victims” was replaced decadeS ago w/ PWA (people with AIDS), or people living with AIDS. the victim stigma was removed for obvious and various optimal reasons.

    thank you for this post, very nice!!

  • Ana

    Dee. Please share your thyroid cure

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  • Alyssa Martin

    Great article! I love Louise. So wonderful that you got to meet her. I met her briefly, and I am certified to teach her work. So grateful for the many positive changes her message has brought to my life!

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