Louise Hay is the queen of the new age, law of attraction, think-it-and-you’ll-attract-it movement.
Her books are classics, from Heal Your Body to Empowering Women.
She’s 81 years
old young and as vibrant as a teenager.
Her I Can! events are sold out pep-fests where people get enough juice to last a year.
Louise is known as one of the founders of the self-help movement. Her first book, Heal Your Body, was published in 1976, long before it was fashionable to discuss the mind-body connection. It was revised and expanded in 1998. It’s still considered a classic today.
Louise has helped me personally over the decades, without her knowing it, with her messages of insight and uplift.
I used to read her question and answer section in the back of Science of Mind magazine. It helped me hang in there and focus on what I wanted. It worked, too. Look at me today.
Given all of the above, you can imagine my delight to be able to have an evening with Louise Hay.
She invited me and my personal fitness trainer, Scott York, to her multi-million dollar penthouse overlooking everything in San Diego.
We were there for the Steve Reeves film and fitness festival, and to finally see the 1976 Jag XJS I bought that was originally owned by Hercules.
But the car will have to wait for another post.
The view from Louise’s penthouse was spectacular.
She poured champagne for us while she pointed out the park, the ocean, the airport, and the other buildings.
She loves San Diego, saying, “It doesn’t have any humidity or bugs.”
She took us to dinner at another high rise location, where we could see planes come in over the top of office buildings as they landed at the in-city airport.
But the best part of all was getting to ask Louise questions.
Her joy in life is to find new authors and promote them to the world.
She’s very excited to have acquired Abraham, brought to you by my friends Jerry and Esther Hicks. Their latest book, Money and the Law of Attraction, is already a bestseller.
Louise travels a lot. She has offices all over the planet. She had only returned from Australia two days earlier when we met her. She didn’t seem travel weary at all, though. She radiated health. Scott and I had traveled from Austin to San Diego that very morning and showed more exhaustion than Louise.
She has an office, and an assistant, right in her penthouse.
She showed me some of her paintings, too, which I imagine is a rare treat. I had never heard of her art interests before.
Our conversation covered many topics, including health.
She said almost every health problem had to deal with anger and resentment.
When she got cancer, she realized she had to forgive in order to heal. She knew her issue was with her parents.
She looked at their childhood, saw how they had been raised, and was then better able to understand and forgive them.
As a result, she is cancer free.
Surprisingly, she didn’t know much about me or my work. To resolve that, I gave her copies of The Attractor Factor and The Key.
I also told her about Operation YES, my upcoming infomercial on The Awakening Course, and other projects I’m involved in, including my upcoming Miracles Weekend.
Louise said she hadn’t heard anything about the Miracles Weekend. That’s when I realized I had marketed to my email list but not to San Diego. We can all use reminders. There’s always more we can do.
She let me pick from whatever book I wanted in her office and I chose Letters to Louise, which she autographed.
She offered a book to Scott, who said “You don’t have to do that.”
“I know I don’t have to,” Louise countered, smiling. “Are you just going to dismiss the good you are offered?”
Of course, Scott then accepted a book.
I asked what she thought of all the movies coming out since The Secret.
She said there are more Indigo children born today, and they don’t like to read. They need visuals. As a result, she made her own movie, too, You Can Heal Your Life.
I told her about a female friend of mine suffering from tumors in her uterus. I asked what Louise would do.
She said forgiveness, a nutritionist and a good oriental doctor would help.
She added that most women don’t take care of themselves because they focus on others. She said my friend needs to express her creativity and love herself, too.
But what if someone isn’t willing to change?
“They have to be ready,” Louise asked.
“Can you make them ready?” I asked.
“No one knows why each of us has the challenges we do,” she explained. “They have their lessons and we have ours. You have to take care of you.”
I asked her what book influenced her the most.
She said The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Shinn. (Hay House now publishes it.)
I asked her what book she’s reading now.
She said Success Intelligence by Robert Holden. (She said the photo on the book made the author look like he was twelve years old.)
As I looked around her penthouse, and saw the museum quality furnishings, I thought she reeked of prosperity. But Louise said she’s never focused on money, saying “I just ask ‘How can I serve?’”
Her first book was a twelve page pamphlet. It evolved into her bestselling classic Heal Your Body.
Three hours later, I hugged and thanked Louise for the evening.
I felt as though I had sat with a legend and was torn between asking loads of questions or just sitting in gratitude.
So I did a little of both.
PS – I know the photo of Louise and me above sucks. (Left click on it to enlarge it.) You can blame it on being so close to the sun on top of her building or so close to her energy. Or both. Anyway, there is a better pic at www.louisehay.com Go see. Sign up for her newsletter on prosperity, too. It’s free. Are you going to accept the good you are offered or not?