Louise Hay – You can heal your life: Book review

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Another book that changed my life: “You can heal your life”, written by Louise Hay; the Queen of positive affirmations. Recommended by a colleague a few years ago. And I’m so thankful for that, because I use many of Louise’s affirmations on a daily basis. 

Louise Hay: The Queen of affirmations

Louise Hay was one of the founders of the self-help movement in the world. Was indeed, because unfortunately she is not with us anymore today. Or at least not physically, but through her legacy of knowledge she is still present on earth. In the 70’s, when this way of thinking was still very new, she already spoke about the connection between the body and the mind. First, she wrote the book: Heal your mind – a book I haven’t read just yet and which is high on my ‘to-read’-list – and later she wrote “You can heal your life”. A book that has been of so much value to me, it needs to have a seperate blog post I dedicate to it. So here we go!

You can heal your life

Louise Hay explains in “You can heal your life” how our thoughts and beliefs control our lives. She explains how self-love is the key towards healing. She believes you can create your own faith and that we are able to transform negatives situations into something positive, by working on your mindset. She believes diseases, mentally or physically, are connected to your state of mind. According to Louise many people are struggling with the belief they aren’t good enough and aren’t worthy of love, of having enough money and to live a carefree life. Most of us are raised with similar beliefs and we’re not even aware we’re constantly limiting ourselves and bring ourselves down with these beliefs. “I’m not worthy of..”, “Why is this always happening to me?”, “I can’t…”, “I’m not beautiful/slim/smart enough for…” etc. Louise Hay helps you to figure out where your negative thought patterns originated. Which will make you more conscious about the way you live your life and to change your outlook on life. This book teaches you to use deliberate positive thoughts, also known as affirmation. This will help you to feel happier with yourself and with your life. 

I learned so much from this book. It made me more conscious about my own negative beliefs and thought patterns. And when you’re more aware of your thoughts and beliefs, it’s easier to intervene and transform the thought to a positive one. There are many examples of affirmations in this book for several subjects that you can use for the rest of your life. Your healing lies within your own hands, or actually… mind. This book thought me I’m not the victim of my own story. And that being a victim oftentimes is also a choice. This book helped me a lot on my way to a more positive and happier life. By focussing on affirmations daily, my mindset is going into the right direction a bit more day by day. 

You can never lose anything by thinking positive, at most you will win something. So, this book is really worthwhile reading if you’d like to give a positive turn to your life.  Of course, your life won’t be without problems after reading the book, but you learn to change the way you look at them. And overtime, you’ll see that a lot of problems that seem big today, will seem much smaller after some practice. We’ve been taught happiness is the absence of problems. Which means our search for happiness will always end in disappointment again. The key lies not within finding a life without struggles, but in finding a life where you are able to handle life’s struggles in a more positive way. And that’s what Louise taught me. 

Hopefully you enjoyed my review and if I inspired you to read the book, this is where you can buy it: 



Esther and Jerry Hicks: The best LOA books

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Abraham Hicks: Esther Hicks’ source energy

The books of Abraham Hicks, written by Esther and Jerry Hicks, play a big role in the lives all the Law of Attraction lovers I know. But who is Abraham Hicks? And what are Abraham’s books about?

Abraham Hicks is the source energy that is channeled through Esther Hicks. I’m actually not really into stuff like ‘channeling’, because I’m still not sure if I should believe in it. Or at least, I don’t believe most people that claim to be psychic or able to do stuff like this. 🙂 Abraham Hicks’ books are written by Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks. Their books are based on the information Esther received by channeling Abraham.

And I have to admit: these books really answered a lot of life questions. I’m talking about life questions that I had for many years. A lot of things started to make more sense, finally. So, in spite of my skepticism about channeling, Esther and Jerry Hicks convinced me that the channeling of Abraham Hicks must be a real thing.

Esther and Jerry Hicks ask, Abraham answers

All the books have the same layout: Jerry asks Abraham a question; Abraham replies(via Esther). The answers are very clear, but I advise you to read them a few times to really understand what is being said. When you’re really able to comprehend what Esther and Jerry Hicks trying to teach you, this knowledge can have an immensely positive impact on your life.

In the books Abraham explains how the Law of Attraction exactly works, what it means to be in the Vortex and how you can manifest money. According to the Law of Attraction, you attract everything in your own life; the positive and the negative stuff. What you focus on, will become your reality. In Abraham Hicks’ books, this is thoroughly described. Jerry presents any situation you might be questioning about the Law of Attraction and asks questions about it. The books are exactly what you need to get a deeper understanding of this law.

Why is there still misery in the world if the LOA really works?

When you’re studying the Law of Attraction, you’ll come to the point where you start to wonder: okay, this Law of Attraction sounds great, but if it was so easy, then why do people have diseases? Why do we have wars on this planet? Why are people living in poverty? And it’s good when you have these questions. You are completely right about this. Why are you allowed to manifest all your desires, while others in the world live in misery, right?

I think Abraham Hicks answers these questions very well. He explains what you can do about it, how to look at it and what it means. You can and should apply the Law of Attraction for big causes as well. Help to create a better world.

Source energy: the eternal consciousness

In the first paragraph, I talked about Abraham Hicks being Esthers’ source energy. Source energy is the energy that’s everywhere, in everything, in everyone. According to Abraham Hicks it is the physical and the non-physical (eternal consciousness).

Everything is made out of source energy; you are source energy, but your obnoxious neighbor is part of this source energy as well. He might not look like it, but believe me, he is 😉 We’re all connected because we’re all part of that same energy. Which means again, that we need each other and we need to work with each other, we need to treat each other right. We are a collective consciousness and everything that we do this collective consciousness too. We are all co-creators of this world, so you have this power too.

That’s why it’s extremely important to be aware all the time of your actions. Your good actions will uplift the world with more positive energy and your negative actions will bring a bit more negativity. It doesn’t just effect yourself and your surroundings. We all shape source energy and the more positivity you bring, the better the world will become.

Source energy helps you to attract what you want in life. It’s the energy that transforms your thoughts and feelings into reality. It’s the power that turns your desires into manifestations. Or your fears… Source energy is the essence and we can learn to control it. Esther Hicks is quite skilled in connecting to her source energy and she wants to help us to experience the same: a life full of unlimited happiness. I’m not there yet by far, but thanks tot Esther and Jerry Hicks, I understand the power of my source energy better every day.

Abraham Hicks and the Vortex

In the book The Vortex Esther and Jerry Hicks explain how you can get into alignment with your source and how to stay there. That’s what the Vortex means; being in alignment with your Source. When you’re in the Vortex, you are one with your inner-self, you feel great and you know that everything is perfect the way it is. You’ve probably experienced some of these moments yourself already. Moments that you feel everything needs to be the way it is. Moments that you live in absolute certainty. You feel grateful for everything you have in life, even – or especially – for the small things.

You’re also in the Vortex when you get new inspiration, when your desires suddenly become reality and when you see miracles happening in your life. It’s when you experience synchronicity with the world around you. This happens a lot to me with numbers that keep showing up, or something I thought about before shows up on my path in a very unexpected way. When I experience moments like these, I know to trust the process of life and that I’m heading in the right direction.

If you are out of the Vortex you feel negative emotions such as stress, anger, depression, etc. Every negative emotion is signal that is trying to show you’re not in alignment with yourself. Your negative emotions are essentially your guide, they show you what you need to work on. According to Abraham Hicks we’re supposed to experience unlimited happiness at all times. Feeling always happy is possible, we just need to change our mindset.

Abraham Hicks’ books are definitely worth reading. Actually, they are priceless. The lessons I’ve learned from Esther and Jerry Hicks will be a part of me for the rest of my life. I read a little bit in their books every day to help me stay aware in daily life. Thanks to these books it becomes easier every day for me to live my life according to the laws of the Law of Attraction and to spend more time within the Vortex. Concluding: I really, really, really recommend these books to everyone who wants to learn more about the Law of Attraction. Hopefully you’ll connect with your source energy too!

You can buy Abraham Hicks’ books here

Have fun reading!





Rhonda Byrne – The Secret Book Review: commercial, but essential for the LOA-beginner

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The Secret‘ does have a special place in my heart

In the last few years I devoured quite an amount of books about spirituality, the law of attraction, yoga and religion. And a couple of these books really caused some big changes in my thinking and in my outlook on life. To help you a little further on your road of spirituality and truth, I’d like to share these books with you and to give you my honest opinion on them. Today I will start with the book that everything started with. Welcome to my The Secret Book Review.

The Secret in a nutshell

In an easy-to-read language ‘The Secret’ explains to you how the Law of Attraction (partially) works. According to The Secret you attract what you think. So like attracts like and dislike also attracts dislike. This book mostly focuses on how you can manifest for yourself on the material plane. You can manifest a million, a new car, the perfect house, the ideal partner, and so on. You just need to focus your thoughts on what you want to manifest… and you need to actually believe this manifestation is meant for you.

Even though this book is very commercial, it has been a real eye-opener to me. I had never heard of anything similar to the concept of the Law of Attraction. I never even imagined that my own thoughts might’ve been the reason why I attracted certain things and situations in my life.

For the first time, I considered the option that life might not be so random as I always believed it was. This is why this book was the first shift in my mindset. It was my starting point and from this point, I started to further research the Law of Attraction. This is why I think this book deserved a special The Secret Book Review page in my Book Review section.

Rhonda Byrne – The Secret book review: What I didn’t like so much

During the years I discovered the book The Secret is kind of black and white and I figured out that this law is a bit more complicated in reality compared to how it’s described in this book. A frequently heard comment is the explanation that says if you’re sick, you’ve also attracted that sickness yourself. For me this is a tad bit more complicated. I do believe we do manifest our physical problems.

But… I also believe the Law of Attraction requires study and dedication. It’s a project to dedicate yourself to for life. Mainly because we all have a belief system and thought patterns we build up since we were kids. And for the Law of Attraction to work, eliminating these false beliefs and thoughts is a hard requirement. And this takes time. So, when you are already sick and you are just starting with the Law of Attraction, it’s good to realize it takes time. Yes, focussing on the positive thoughts will help you for sure, but there is a lot more inner work to do.

The Secret book review

To me the Law of Attraction is truth. It works. But only if you exactly know how it works. And even with you knowing, living life according to the philosophy of the Law of Attraction can be quite a challenge that requires a lot of practice. And even after years of practice, it will still be a new challenge every single day to live life accordingly. You need to be really conscious every day and experience shows, that it doesn’t always work like that in our daily lives. 🙂

This is also part of the beauty in it for me; it gives you the challenge to bring your life to the next level and to a higher consciousness again and again.

Later I also learned some aspects are missing in the book. One of the most important missing aspects is the fact that we must share. Sharing with others might even be more important in the process of attracting your desires than to just focus on the things you want to have for yourself. We are here together, which also means, that if you have something you can share, you must share it. Not sharing = thinking of lack. And thinking of lack equals attracting lack.

Everything is energy and everything is connected. We aren’t here to receive for the self alone. I also missed a section about ‘self-reflection’. To make the Law of Attraction succeed in your life, self-reflection is a big part to make it work. To check your intentions with yourself. Are you wishing only for yourself? Or is your intention pure towards the world you’re surrounded by? The ‘real’ Law of Attraction has everything to do with finding your deepest self, finding your life purpose. And everything that belongs to that, you will attract.

In the book The Secret it seems like a life with ‘negative experiences’ is not a good life. But I believe that a life without ‘negative experiences’ is not really a life. Growth is one of the most beautiful things in life to experience within yourself. It is the essence of our being, the reason why we’re here; to re-invent ourselves and to rise above ourselves. And without difficult, challenging, confronting, painful situations crossing our paths, we won’t grow. They are there especially for you. To help you to take the next step in your life-process.

Negative emotions and tough situations are really part of the game. You need those! You just need to learn to see them as positive and to put it in another box. And also, you need to learn to love life, regardless of the situation you are in at any given moment. Only if you manage to keep your head high and remain positive at all times, you will come closer to manifesting your desires and experiencing ultimate happiness. The Law of Attraction really only works if you’re already able to feel happy now with your life the way it is today. It sounds like a paradox, but it’s the truth. 🙂

The Secret Book Review

Rhonda Byrne – The Secret Book Review The Verdict: Definitely recommended for beginners, but don’t take it too seriously…

My verdict: The Secret book review

I definitely recommend this book to the beginner who wants to learn about the basics of the Law of Attraction. But always keep in mind this is a very commercial outlook on the law. There’s still a whole world behind it that you’ll also need to discover and learn to understand. Following The Secret alone works for a short while, until you fall back into the first disappointment. Too much knowledge and tools are still missing, to make this work on the long-term.

So read it, turn it to your advantage, but mostly just look at it as your first introduction to the law before you are going to expand your knowledge on this subject. Don’t get discouraged when the Law of Attraction is not working based on The Secret alone and continue your search! That’s my advice. 🙂

Have fun reading!

Lots of love