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Louise Hay's Emotional vs Dis-ease Dictionary

Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life was 1st published in 1984 and I reviewed it on this blog in March 2016 - Book Review. What I want to do today is talk about the emotional vs medical 'dis-ease' dictionary at the back of the book. Although she was asked numerous times to review the content, Louise always kept the list and explanations exactly the same because life evolves but the emotions that ultimately cause disease do not. 

I refer to the content of the 'dictionary' daily with my clients, friends and family. I strongly believe that when we delve into the root cause of ailments, illnesses and dis-ease we can trace it back to an emotional blockage, negative thoughts or destructive habits that lead to imbalances. These imbalances can be released via yoga, reiki, gong baths, meditation and other healing modalities, this is why they are so important to our overall health. It is no good just working on our external wellbeing.

A sample of the Dictionary from You Can Heal Your Life (published by Hay House):

Problem: Probable Cause 

  • Abdominal Cramps:  Fear. Stopping the process New Thought Pattern   I trust the process of life. I am safe

  • Accidents: Inability to speak up for the self. Rebellion against authority, Belief in violence. New Thought Pattern   I release the pattern in me that created this.  I am at peace. I am worthwhile.

  • Aches: Longing for Love. Longing to be held. New Thought Pattern  I love and approve of myself. I am loving and lovable.

  • Acne: Not accepting the self. Dislike of the self. New Thought Pattern  I am a Divine expression of life. I love and accept myself where I am right now.

  • Addictions: Running from the self. Fear. Not knowing how to how to love the self. New Thought Pattern   I now discover how wonderful I am. I choose to love and  enjoy myself.

  • Ageing Problems: Social beliefs. Old thinking. Fear of being one’s self. Rejection of the now. New Thought Pattern I love and accept myself at every age. Each moment in life is perfect

  • Alcoholism: “What’s the use?” Feeling of futility, guilt, and inadequacy. Self-rejection. New Thought Pattern I live in the now. Each moment is new. I choose to see my   self-worth. I love and approve of myself.

  • Allergies: Who Are you allergic to? Denying your own power. New Thought Pattern The world is safe and friendly, I am safe. I am at peace with life.                                               

  • Anorexia: Denying the self. Extreme fear, self-hatred and rejection New Thought Pattern It is safe to be me. I am wonderful just as I am. I choose to live. I choose joy and self-acceptance.

  • Anxiety: Not trusting the flow and the process of life. New Thought Pattern I love and approve of myself and I trust the process of life. I  am safe.     

  • Back Problems                                                                                                                        Lower: Fear of money. Lack of financial support. New Thought Pattern  I trust the process of life. All I need is always taken care of.  I am safe.  Middle: Guilt. Stuck in all that stuff back there. “Get off my back.” New Thought Pattern I release the past. I am free to move forward with love in me heart. Upper: Lack of emotional support. Feeling unloved. Holding back love. New Thought Pattern I love and approve of myself. Life supports and loves me.

  • Bedwetting: Fear of parent, usually the father. New Thought Pattern This child is seen with love, with compassion, and with understanding. All is well. 

  • Blood Pressure High: Long-standing emotional problem not solved. New Thought Pattern  I joyously release the past. I am at peace.  Low: Lack of love as a child. Defeatism. “What’s the use? It won’t work anyway.” New Thought Pattern I now choose to live in the ever-joyous NOW. My life is a joy.

  • Bronchitis: Inflamed family environment. Arguments and yelling. Sometimes silent. New Thought Pattern I declare peace and harmony within me and around me. All is well.

  • Cancer: Deep hurt. Longstanding resentment. Deep secret or grief eating away at the self. Carrying hatreds. “What’s the use?” New Thought Pattern I lovingly forgive and release all of the past. I choose to fill my world with joy. I love and approve of myself.

  • Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome: Anger & frustration at life’s seeming injustices. New Thought Pattern I now choose to create a life that is joyous and abundant. I am at ease.

  • Cataracts: Inability to see ahead with joy. Dark future. New Thought Pattern Life is eternal and filled with joy. I look forward to every moment.         

  • Cellulite: Stored anger and self-punishment. New Thought Pattern I forgive others. I forgive myself. I am free to love and enjoy life.                                                                             

  • Chronic Diseases: A refusal to change. Fear of the future. Not feeling safe. New Thought Pattern  I am willing to change and to grow. I now create a safe, new future.

  • Dementia: A refusal to deal with the world as it is. Hopelessness and anger. New Thought Pattern I am in my perfect place, and I am safe at all times.

  • Hay Fever: Emotional congestion. Fear of the calendar. A belief in persecution. Guilt. New Thought Pattern  I am one with ALL OF LIFE. I am safe at all times.

  • Headaches: Invalidating the self. Self-criticism. Fear. New Thought Pattern I love and approve of myself. I see myself and what I do with eyes of love. I am safe.   

  • Heartburn: Fear. Fear. Fear. Clutching fear. New Thought Pattern I breathe freely and fully. I am safe. I trust the process of life.

  • Indigestion: Gut-level fear, dread, anxiety. Gripping and grunting. New Thought Pattern I digest and assimilate all new experiences peacefully and joyously. 

  • Influenza: Response to mass negativity and beliefs. Fear. Belief in statistics. New Thought Pattern I am beyond group beliefs or the calendar. I am free from all congestion and influence.

  • Insomnia: Fear. Not trusting the process of life. Guilt. New Thought Pattern I lovingly release the day and slip into peaceful sleep, knowing tomorrow will take care of itself.

  • Joints: Represent changes in direction in life and the ease of these movements. New Thought Pattern I easily flow with change. My life is Divinely guided, and I am  always going in the best direction. 

  • Knee Problems: Stubborn ego and pride. Inability to bend. Fear.   Inflexibility. Won’t give in. New Thought Pattern Forgiveness. Understanding. Compassion. I bend and flow with   ease, and all is well.

  • Migraine: Dislike of being driven. Resisting the flow of life. Sexual fears. New Thought Pattern I relax into the flow of life and let life provide all that I need easily and comfortably. Life is or me.

  • Multiple Sclerosis: Mental hardness, hard-heartedness, iron will, inflexibility. Fear. New Thought Pattern By choosing loving, joyous thoughts, I create a loving, joyous world. I am safe and free.

  • Nail Biting: Frustration. Eating away at the self. Spite of a parent. New Thought Pattern It is safe for me to grow up. I now handle my own life with joy and with ease.

  • Parkinson’s Disease: Fear and an intense desire to control everything and everyone. (Palsy: Paralysing thoughts getting stuck). New Thought Pattern I relax knowing that I am safe. Life is for me, and I trust the  process of life.

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS):  Allowing confusion to reign. Giving power to outside influences. Rejection of the feminine processes. New Thought Pattern I now take charge of my mind and my life. I am a powerful, dynamic woman! Every part of my body functions perfectly. I love me.          

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Deep criticism of authority. Feeling very put upon. New Thought Pattern I am my own authority. I love and approve of myself. Life is good.

  • Sciatica: Being hypocritical. Fear of money and the future. New Thought Pattern I move into my greater good. My good is everywhere, and I am secure and safe.

  • Sinus Problems: Irritation to one person, someone close. New Thought Pattern I declare peace and harmony indwell me and surround me at all times. All is well.

  • Sore Throat: Holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self. New Thought Pattern I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.

  • Throat: Avenue of expression. Channel of creativity.  New Thought Pattern I open my heart and sing the joys of love.

  • Tinnitus: Refusal to listen. Not hearing the inner voice. Stubbornness. New Thought Pattern I trust my Higher Self. I listen with love to my inner voice. I release all that is unlike the action of love.

  • Urinary Infections: Pissed off. Usually at the opposite sex or a lover. Blaming others. New Thought Pattern I release the pattern in my consciousness that created this condition. I am willing to change. I love and approve of myself.

  • Vomiting: Violent rejection of ideas. Fear of the new. New Thought Pattern  I digest life safely and joyously. Only good comes to me and through me.

  • Wounds: Anger and guilt at the self. New Thought Pattern I forgive myself, and I choose to love myself.

  • Wrist: Represents movement and ease. New Thought Pattern I handle all my experiences with wisdom, with love, and with ease.

  • Yeast Infections: Denying your own needs. Not supporting yourself. New Thought Pattern I now choose to support myself in loving, joyous ways.

This is by no means the full list, just a snippet, to give you a good idea of the usefulness and reasoning behind common complaints I highly recommend buying and working with this book daily / weekly / monthly - whenever you feel under the weather. I no longer get sick because of practicing daily self-reiki and healing others frequently, constantly clearing emotional blockages rocks!!! Hay House Online Bookshop.



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