New. The assertion that thoughts shape human life does not just apply to aspects like success and happiness in professional and personal spheres of life. Louise L. Hay asserts that it also applies to health. According to Hay, every illness has a mental cause. Either a negative attitude, an event in the past, or negative thoughts. The illness is just a symptom. If the cause can be found and eliminated, it will be reflected in the physical body too. Hay used this idea to cure herself of cancer. She had been abused as a child and had suppressed her feelings and emotions surrounding the event. This had started taking a toll on her body. Hay ignored the disease and instead concentrated on the past event in her life and the effect it had had on her emotions and attitudes. She then decided to release all this negativity that had built up inside her. As Hay began to combat the negative influences with positive and curative affirmations, her cancer was cured without her taking any treatment. Hay identifies different parts of the body with different attitudes and beliefs. For instance, she says that the neck represents flexibility in attitude and if a person is inflexible and has difficulty seeing things from another person's point of view, this could result in problems like a stiff neck. The book is like a reference manual that explains the use of mind power in healing. Each page has a table, with a body part or a disease listed in the leftmost column. In the second column, she lists the probable mental pattern of the symptom or illness. If a body part has been listed in the first column, the second column describes what that region of the body represents. The third column lists positive affirmations that could cure the illness or any problems associated with the body part. Printed Pages: 83. 12 x 18 cm.
This book was easy and quick to read. I read it through first and then went back to specific things that pertained to my own heatth. I have practiced the mantras that are suggested. It is a good reference book that I will be going back to often as I deal with various health issues in my life.
Jul 16, 2009
An uplifting, encouraging book on positive thinking.
Delivery was prompt. Much appreciated.
Oct 8, 2008
In The Long Run...
Twenty years ago, a friend of mine handed this book to me on his deathbed, with these words "I wish I had found this book forty years ago, then I would not be dying of cancer." Without fail, I find the essence of this book to be 100% accurate, even though I don't always see the correlation between the cause and the symptom until after the healing is done. I buy copies by the half-dozen because my whole family and I are always giving away our own copies to people who have tried conventional remedies for their ailments without sucess. It is an essential book for anyone who is really sick and tired of being sick!
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.