Best Louise Hay Books That Will Heal Your Life
Louise Hay is known for her books on New Thought and self-healing. She’s also the founder of Hay House, a publishing company that publishes self-help, inspirational and transformational books and products.
In the late 1970s, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and she was able to put her philosophies into practice. Instead of taking the traditional medical route, she developed her intensive regime of affirmations, visualization, nutritional cleansing, and psychotherapy. She realized that holding on to her resentment for her childhood abuse and rape had contributed to the disease. So she started practicing forgiveness and within six months, she was completely healed.
On August 30, 2017, Louise Hay passed peacefully in her sleep at the age of 90. Below you will find 10 books by the late author. The wisdom found in these books will not only inspire you to heal and love your body but also help you shift your thinking and beliefs.
So pick a book below that resonates with you the most.
Top 10 Best Louise Hay Books
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1. Heal Your Body
“If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.”
Known as the little blue book by the author, this book has helped hundreds of thousands of people to awaken their ability to their own healing process.
The author believes that disease (or rather “dis-ease” as per the author) can be reversed by simply reversing mental patterns and creating a new thought pattern.
This step-by-step guide can be used as a reference book. Just look up your specific health challenge and you will find the probable cause for this health issue and the information you need to overcome it.
If you want to understand the mental causes for your physical illness and the metaphysical way to overcome it, this book is for you.
2. You Can Heal Your Life
“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
This book is about loving yourself. Every issue you have in your life regardless if it’s about work, finances, health or relationship, you can trace all of them back to the lack of self-love. The problem that we think we have in life is rarely the problem.
In this book, the author takes you through a session just as if you came to her as a private client and attended one of her workshops. She will help you to understand how limiting your thoughts are and how to respond to situations differently.
If you want to free yourself from your negative thinking patterns, read this book.
3. The Power Is Within You
“When I talk about responsibility, I am really talking about having power.”
A follow-up to her previous book, You Can Heal Your Life, the author believes that we contribute toward the creation of every condition in our lives, good or bad, with our thinking, feeling pattern. She believes in taking responsibility.
However, as mentioned in her book, blame and responsibility are different. Blame is about giving away one’s power while responsibility gives us the power to make changes in our lives. And we all have the power within us.
If you want to let go of your hidden resentment and regain the power within you, this is the book for you. It will help you take charge of your life.
Alternatively, you can read The Essential Louise Hay Collection, you can find the first three books in the list as a single volume.
4. Mirror Work
“Love is the most powerful healing force there is. You can take this love out into the world and silently share it with everyone you meet.”
Do you like what you see in the mirror?
If you only see flaws in your face or your body or you often judge yourself when you look at the mirror, then this is the book for you.
In this book, the author creates a 21-day course on mirror work. In three weeks, you will learn how to cultivate a deeper relationship with yourself simply by looking deep into your eyes and repeating affirmations.
This book helps you to look beyond your physical form and truly love yourself. Great for someone who loves self-reflection and journaling.
5. Meditations to Heal Your Life
“If I want to be accepted as I am, then I need to be willing to accept others as they are.”
In this book, the author shares her philosophy of life on a variety of subjects such as work, relationships, and sexuality. Reading this book challenges you to think creatively beyond your limiting beliefs. As per the author, we come into this world totally connected with our inner wisdom but we pick up fears and limitations along the way.
This book doesn’t teach you how to meditate. Instead, you are to take each topic and meditate or contemplate on the subject. If there’s a statement that you don’t agree with, it’s okay. But for growth, you are encouraged to examine your beliefs.
6. You Can Heal Your Heart
“Our thinking creates our experiences. That doesn’t mean the loss didn’t happen or that the grief isn’t real. It means that our thinking shapes our experience of the loss.”
Written with renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler, this book is about finding peace after a breakup, divorce, or death.
If you are hurting and need help in dealing with your ended relationships, this book is for you. It will help you feel your feelings, heal your old wounds, and change your distorted thinking about relationships, love, and life.
You can choose to remember your loved one only with love, not with sadness or regret. This book will help you do so by healing your heart and increasing your self-awareness and compassion.
7. Love Your Body
“Little babies love every inch of their bodies. They have no guilt, no shame, and no comparison.”
If you are someone who judges your body, this is the book for you. This little book helps you to love your body by using affirmations. In this book, you will find 54 affirmations that help you appreciate the different parts of your body such as your hair, eyes, and mouth.
By standing in front of a mirror and repeating these positive affirmations daily, you will plant new positive seeds into your subconscious mind.
Using the power of two proven self-esteem building techniques, this book is part affirmation, part journal. You can create your own affirmations using the blank spaces provided.
8. Power Thoughts
“All that I need to know at any given moment is revealed to me. My intuition is always on my side.”
This small, little, 11cm by 11cm book has 365 daily affirmations to help you build a more fulfilling and rewarding life. As per the author, “Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. So why not choose to use only positive affirmations to create a new way of thinking, acting, and feeling?”
If you want to bring more positivity into your life and you want something simple that you can read every day, this is the book for you. Read one affirmation a day before you leave your house or give it to your friends as a gift.
Alternatively, you can check out other formats such as her Power Thought Cards or her audiobook, 101 Power Thoughts. Even though the affirmations are different, they are still inspirational and beautiful. It’s also nice to have the author read to you the affirmations in her wonderful voice.
9. I Think, I Am
“When you say something over and over, you start to believe it is true: and what you believe creates what you do and what happens to you.”
Written with her friend, Kristina Tracy, and illustrated by Manuela Schwarz, this children’s book helps children to learn the power of their thoughts. You can use this book to teach your children about affirmations.
The author believes if children could learn about affirmations early on, their journey through life would be happier and more rewarding, with fewer struggles along the way.
This book will show your children how they can apply affirmations to their daily lives. You will find wonderful examples of kids turning negative thoughts into positive words and actions in this book.
10. Trust Life
“I now choose to begin to see myself as the Universe sees me — perfect, whole, and complete.”
This book is published to honor the late Louise Hay. In this book, you will find 366 affirmations, one for every day of the year, including the 29th of February. These affirmations are reflections drawn from the inspirational work and wisdom of Louise Hay.
Whether you follow the affirmation accordingly each day or randomly read a page daily, this book gives you the encouragement and positivity you need for the day. It’s a good book to put beside your bed to read before you start the day or before you go to bed. It will remind you of who you really are.
My Book About Loving the Body
Love Your Body by Yong Kang Chan
Reading Louise Hay’s books has taught me the importance of dealing with my emotions and not letting them manifest into dis-ease.
If changing your physical appearance or dealing with your medical condition frustrates you, this book is for you.
Many of us love conditionally, based on what we can see. We are only happy when we are beautiful and well. But this frustration we have for our bodies is not good for our health and well-being.
Reading this book helps you love your body beyond the physical form. It helps shift your perspective to that of the spirit and pure love. In this book, you will learn to trust your self-healing abilities and develop a new way of seeing beauty.
Hey there, I’m Yong Kang, best known as Nerdy Creator. I’m an author of seven books. I write about spirituality, self-compassion, and mindfulness. I love reading books, especially non-fiction. The list above is a combination of what I have read and my research. Each year, I create a Top 10 list of my favorite books.