Our emotions and past traumas are in our memory forever. These are just energy patterns, and they DO affect our physical body. That is why an EMOTION is at the root of every disease. “DISEASE” is a puzzle that always has many contributing “causes”. Clearly, our emotional history is an important part of the solutions.
If we can change thoughts at their root, if we can dissolve the burden of buried trauma, can we heal our disease?
Louise Hays left us a legacy of tools to heal ourselves. One of my favorites is what she calls “The List”. Through her mindful techniques and positive affirmations, millions have learned to create more wellness in their bodies, minds, and spirits. Louise authored over 20 books and founded Hay House in 1984 to publish her first two books, Heal Your Bodyand You Can Heal Your Life, both of which became international bestsellers. In fact, You Can Heal Your Life has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and established Louise as a leader in the transformational movement. Louise was able to put her powerful words into practice when she was diagnosed with cancer. She considered the alternatives to surgery and drugs, and instead developed an intensive program of affirmations, visualization, nutritional cleansing, and psychotherapy. Within six months, she was completely healed of cancer. Below is “The List” as Louise referred to it, diseases A-Z, their common embedded emotions, and the new thoughts to heal them.
Oh, I’m not saying that disease is CAUSED by thoughts or emotions. I AM saying that our habitual thoughts may contribute to our illnesses, hiding near the root. And when we change our thoughts, the disease often becomes a thing of the past. Louise transitioned on August 30, 2017. Hope this list is useful.
Specific Emotions and Affirmations from Louise Hay
ABDOMINAL CRAMPS: Fear. Stopping the process.
Affirmation: I trust the process of life. I am safe
ACHES: Longing for love. Longing to be held.
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself. I am loving and lovable.
ACNE: Not Accepting or disliking self
Affirmation:The love and acceptance I have for myself is reflected in my outer appearance
ADDICTIONS: Running away from self, Not facing the fear. Not knowing how to love the self.
Affirmation: It is safe to look within for the answers I seek.
ADDISON’S DISEASE: Severe emotional malnutrition. Anger at the self.
Affirmation: I lovingly take care of my body, my mind, and my emotions
ADENOIDS: Family friction, arguments. Child feeling unwelcome, in a way.
Affirmation: This child is wanted and welcomed and deeply loved.
AGING PROBLEMS: Social beliefs. Old thinking. Fear of being one’s self.
Rejection of the now.
Affirmation: I love and accept myself at every age. Each moment in life is perfect.
AIDS: Feeling defenseless and hopeless. A strong belief in not
being good enough. Denial of the true inner being, or sexual guilt
Affirmation: I love and appreciate all of myself for the unique, powerful and capable person I am.
ALCOHOLISM / ABUSE : Futility, guilt, inadequacy, self-rejection
Affirmation: I live in the now. Each moment is new. I choose to see my self-worth.I love and approve of myself.
ALLERGY & HAYFEVER: You are allergic to someone who or yourself denies your power
Affirmation:The world is safe and friendly. I am safe. I am at peace with life.
ALZHEIMERS: Refusal to deal with the world as it is.
Affirmation: There is always a new and better way for me to experience life. I forgive and release the past. I move into joy.
ANKLE PROBLEMS: Inflexibility and guilt Inability to receive pleasure.
Affirmation: I deserve to rejoice in life. I accept all the pleasure life has to offer.
ANOREXIA: Denying the self and life. Extreme fear of rejection.
Affirmation: It is safe for me. I am wonderful just as I am. I choose joy and self-acceptance.
ANXIETY / NERVOUSNESS: Distrust the natural flow of life.
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself and I trust in the process of life. I am safe.
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS: Hardened narrow-mindedness.
Affirmation: I am completely open to life and to joy. I choose to see with love.
ARM PROBLEMS:(Represents the capacity and ability to hold the experience of life ) Can’t hold on to lifes experiences.
Affirmation: I lovingly hold and embrace my experiences with love and joy
ARTHRITIS: Feeling unloved, criticism, resentment
Affirmation: I am love. I now choose to love and approve of myself. I see others with love.
BACK (upper): Lack of emotional support, or feeling unloved.
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself. Life supports and loves me.
BACK (middle): Guilt. Stuck in all that stuff back there or Get off my back.
Affirmation: I release the past. I am free to move forward with love in my heart.
BACK (lower): Financial woes and concerns.
Affirmation: I trust the process of life. All I need is taken care of. I am safe.
BALDNESS: Fear, tension. Trying to control everything and not trusting in the process of life.
Affirmation: I am safe. I love and approve of myself. I trust life.
BLACKHEADS (pimples): Small outbursts of anger.
Affirmation: I calm my thoughts and I am serene
BLOOD PRESSURE: HIGH (hypertension): Longstanding emotional problems not solved. LOW: Lack of love as a child. Defeatism. “Whats the use? It won’t work anyway.”
Affirmation: HIGH: I joyously release the past. I am at peace. LOW: I now choose to ive in the ever-joyous NOW. My life is a joy.
BONE BREAKS: Rebelling against authority.
Affirmation: I am the only authority in my world for I am the only one who thinks in my mind.
BOWEL PROBLEMS: Fear of letting go
Affirmation: I freely and easily release the old and joyously welcome the new.
BREAST (left):Feeling unloved, refusal to nourish oneself. Putting everyone else first.
Affirmation: I am loved and nourished by all around me
BREAST (right): Over protection, over bearing, difficulty in giving love.
Affirmation:I embrace and trust life knowing that I am safe and loved. I choose to love and be loved.
BREATHING PROBLEMS: Fear or the refusal to take in life. Not feeling worthy to take up space.
Affirmation:It is my birthright to live fully and freely. I am worth loving. I now choose to live life fully
BRONCHITIS: Inflamed family environment.
Affirmation: I experience peace and harmony within myself and all around me. All is well.
Affirmation: I love and cherish myself. I am kind and gentle with myself. All is well.
BULIMIA: Hopeless terror. Purging self hatred.
Affirmation: I am loved, nourished and supported by life. It is safe for me to be alive.
BURNS: Anger, burning up inside.
Affirmation: I create only peace and harmony within myself and in my environment. I deserve to feel good.
CANCER: What’s eating at you? Deep hurt, secret or grief.
Affirmation: I lovingly forgive and release all of the past. I choose to fill my life with joy. I love and approve of myself.
CARPAL TUNNEL: Anger and frustrations at life’s seeming injustices.
Affirmation: I now choose to create a life that is abundant. I am at ease.
CHOLESTEROL (high): Clogging the channels of joy.
Chronic Disease A refusal to change. Fear of the future. Not feeling safe
CIRCULATION: Lack of joy or the lack of circulation of ideas.
Affirmation: Joyous new ideas are circulating freely within me
COLDS: Too much going on at once. Mental confusion and disorder.
Affirmation: I allow my mind to relax and be at peace. Clarity and harmony are within me and all around me.
COLD SORES: Festering angry words and fear of expressing them.
Affirmation: I only create peaceful experiences because I love myself. All is well.
COLIC: Mental irritation. Annoyance with surroundings
Affirmation: This child only responds to love and loving thoughts. All is peaceful.
COMA: Fear. Trying to escape from something or someone.
Affirmation: We surround you with safety and love. We create a space for you to heal. You are loved.
CONSTIPATION: Refusing to release old ideas
Affirmation: As I release the past, the new and fresh and vital enter. I allow life to flow through me.
COUGHS: A desire to bark at the world. “Listen to me!”
Affirmation: I am noticed and appreciated in the most positive ways. I am loved.
CRAMPS: Tension. Fear. Gripping. Holding on.
Affirmation: I relax & allow my mind to be peaceful
DEPRESSION: Anger, hopelessness.
Affirmation: I now go beyond other peoples fears and limitations. I create my own life.
DIABETES: Longing for what might have been. No sweetness left in life.
Affirmation: This moment is filled with joy. I now choose to experience the sweetness of today.
DIARRHEA: Fear and rejecting. Running off or away from something/someone.
Affirmation: My intake, assimilation and elimination are in perfect order. I am at peace with life.
DIZZINESS Flighty, scattered thinking.
Affirmation: I am deeply centered and at peace with life. It is safe for me to be alive and joyous.
EAR PROBLEMS: Not wanting to hear. Anger or too much turmoil
Affirmation: I hear with Love
ELBOW PROBLEMS: Not being flexible, not able to change directions or accept new experiences.
Affirmation: I easily flow with with new experiences, new directions and new changes.
EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS:Pushing Beyond one’s limits. Fear of not being good enough.Draining all inner support. Stress Virus.
Affirmation:I relax and recognize my self-worth. I am good enough. LIfe is easy and joyful.
EYE (astigmatism): Fear of “seeing” the self
Affirmation: I am now willing to see my own beauty and magnificence.
EYES (cataracts): Inability to see ahead with joy
Affirmation: Life is eternal and filled with Joy
EYE PROBLEMS: (children) Not wanting to see what’s going on in the family
Affirmation: Harmony and joy and beauty and safety now surround the child.
EYE (farsighted): Fear of the present
Affirmation: I am safe in the hear and now. I see that clearly
EYE (nearsighted): Fear of the future.
Affirmation: I accept life and am always safe
EYE STY: Looking at life through angry eyes. Angry at someone.
Affirmation: I choose to see everyone and everything with joy and love.
FAINTING: Fear, can’t cope, blacking out what’s really going on.
Affirmation: I am strong and powerful and I have the knowledge and ability to handle everything in my life
FEET PROBLEMS: Fear of the future or not wanting to move forward.
Affirmation: I understand clearly and I am willing to change with the times. I am safe.
(F-H) Spirit Meaning – Diseases & Affirmations
FEMALE PROBLEMS: Denial of the self and rejecting the feminine aspects within.
Affirmation: I rejoice in the feminine. I love being a women and I love my body
FEVERS & INFECTIONS: Anger, burning up.
Affirmation: I am the cool, calm expression of peace and love
FIBROIDS: Nursing a hurt from a partner, a blow to the feminine ego
Affirmation:I release the pattern in me that attracted this experience. I create only good in my life
FINGER (thumb): Worry, always thinking. Being ‘under someone’s thumb’.
Affirmation: My mind is at peace
FINGER (index): Fear of authority, or egotistical; abusing your authority.
Affirmation: I am secure
FLU: Responding to mass negativity. Putting too much faith in statistics.
Affirmation: I am beyond group beliefs or the calendar. I am free from all congestion and influence.
Foot problems: Fear of the future and not stepping forward in life Ankle/s: Inflexibility and guilt. In-ability to receive pleasure.
GAS PAIN (flatulence):Undigested ideas or concerns.
Affirmation: I relax and let life flow through me with ease.
GRAY HAIR: Stress, feeling under pressure and strain.
Affirmation: I am strong and capable. I am at peace and comfortable in every area of my life.
GUM PROBLEMS: Inability to back up decisions. Being wishy-washy about life.
Affirmation: I am a decisive person. I follow through and support myself with love
HAND PROBLEMS: Grasping on to tight, not wanting to let go. Not ‘handling’ things well.
Affirmation: I choose to handle all my experiences with love and with joy and with ease.
HEADACHES: Self-criticism. Not wanting to accept what is going on
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself. I see myself and what I do with eyes of love. I am safe.
HEART ATTACK: Squeezing all the joy out of life, in favor of money or position.
Affirmation: I bring joy back to the center of my heart. I express love to all.
HEARTBURN (reflux): Clutching onto fear. Not trusting in the process of life.
Affirmation: I breathe freely and fully. I am safe. I trust the process of life.
HEART PROBLEMS: Lack of joy, dealing with issues from anger, not love.
Affirmation: My heart beats to the rhythm of love
HEMORRHOIDS: Fear of deadlines. Afraid to let go and move on.
Affirmation: I release all that is unlike love. There is time and space for everything I want to do
HERNIA: Ruptured relationships, feeling the burdens.
Affirmation: My mind is cleansed and free. I leave the past and move into the new. All is well.
HIP PROBLEMS: Fear of going forward in major decisions.
Affirmation: I am in perfect balance. I move forward in life with ease and with joy at every age.
HIVES (rash or Urticaria): Small, hidden fears. Mountains out of molehills.
Affirmation: I bring peace to every corner of my life.
HYPERACTIVITY: Feeling pressured and frantic
Affirmation: I am safe. All pressure dissolves. I AM good enough.
HYPERVENTILATION: Resisting change. Not being able to take it all in.
Affirmation: I am safe everywhere in the Universe. I love myself and trust the process of life.
IMPOTENCE: Sexual guilt or pressure, feeling spite against a previous mate
Affirmation: I now allow the full power of my sexuality to flow with ease and with joy
INDIGESTION:Dread or anxiety about a recent or coming event
Affirmation: I digest and assimilate all new experiences peacefully and joyously
INFECTION(See “Itis”):Irritation, anger or annoyance about a recent situation.
Affirmation: I choose to be peaceful and harmonious
INFLAMATION: Fear. Seeing Red. Inflamed Thinking.
Affirmation:My thinking is peaceful, calm & centered
“ITIS”: Anger and frustration about situations you are looking at in your life.
Affirmation: I am willing to change all patterns of criticism. I love and approve of myself.
KIDNEY PROBLEMS: Criticism, disappointment, failure. Shame. Reacting like a little kid.
Affirmation: [Divine] Right is always taking place in my life. Only good comes from each experience. It is safe to grow up.
KIDNEY STONES: Lumps of undissolved anger.
Affirmation: I dissolve all past problems with ease.
KNEE PROBLEMS: Stubborn ego and pride. Inability to bend. Inflexibility. Won’t give in
Affirmation: Forgiveness. Understanding. Compassion. I bend, flow with ease & all is well.
LARYNGITIS: Fear of speaking up.
Affirmation: I am flexible and flowing
LEFT SIDE OF BODY: The feminine side. Represents receptivity, taking in, women, mother, love.
Affirmation: My feminine energy is beautifully balanced.
LEG PROBLEMS: Fear of the future, not being able to carry things forward.
Affirmation: I move forward with confidence and joy, knowing that all is well in my future.
LIVER PROBLEMS: (hepatitis) Resistance to change. Fear, anger, hatred. Liver is the seat of anger and rage.
Affirmation: My mind is cleansed & free. I leave the past & move into the new. All is well.
LUNG PROBLEMS: Depression, grief or fear of life. Not feeling worthy.
Affirmation: I have the capacity to take in the fullness of life. I lovingly live life to the full
LUPUS: A giving up. Better to die than stand up for one’s self. Anger and punishment.
Affirmation:I speak up for myself freely and easily. I claim my own power. I love and approve of myself. I am free and safe.
Lymph Problems A warning that the mind needs to be re-centred on the essentials of life, love and joy.
Affirmation: to be added
MENOPAUSE: Fear of no longer being wanted.
Affirmation: I am balanced and peaceful in all changes of cycles and know that I am loved.
MENTAL ALERTNESS & SENILITY: Returning to the “safety” of childhood. Demanding care and attention.
Affirmation: I am safe and life is peaceful. The intelligence of the Universe operates at every level of life.
MIGRAINE HEADACHE: Sexual fears, or fear of being close, letting someone in too close. Feeling driven or pressured.
Affirmation: II relax into the flow of life and let life provide all that I need easily and comfortably. I love Life!
MENSTRUAL IMBALANCE/PMS: Rejection of one’s femininity. Guilt or feeling “dirty”.
Affirmation: my bodily processes are a natural part of life. I love and approve of myself.
NAUSEA: Fear, rejecting an idea or experience.
Affirmation: I am safe. I trust the process of life to bring only good to me.
NECK PROBLEMS: Refusing to see another’s side or position. Stubbornness. Who/what is being a pain in the neck?
Affirmation:I am peaceful with life
OSTEOPOROSIS: Feeling there is no support left in life.
Affirmation:I stand up for myself and Life supports me in unexpected, loving ways.
OVERWEIGHT PROBLEMS: Fear, feeling a deep need for emotional protection. Running away from feelings, insecurity.
Affirmation:I am at peace with my own feelings. I am safe where I am. I create my own security. I love and approve of myself.
PAIN: Self punishment, feeling emotional guilt.
Affirmation: I lovingly release the past. They are free and I am free. All is well in my heart now.
PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT: Mental fears weakening the masculinity. Sexual pressure and feelings of guilt or inadequacy.
Affirmation: I accept my own power. I embrace life and feel young in spirit. I love and approve of myself.
Right side of the body Giving out, letting go, masculine energy, men, the father.
SEIZURES: Running away from the self, family or from life.
Affirmation: I am at home in the Universe. I am safe and secure and understood.
SHOULDER PROBLEMS:: Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Feeling like life is a burden.
Affirmation: I choose to allow all of my experiences to be joyous and loving.
SINUS PROBLEMS:: Irritation to someone, usually someone close to you.
Affirmation: I choose to declare peace and harmony with all the individuals around me. I surround my self with love and goodwill.
SKIN CONDITIONS: Anxiety, fear, feeling threatened.
Affirmation: I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace.
SLIPPED DISK: Feeling unsupported in life.
Affirmation: Life supports all of my thoughts; therefore, I love and approve of myself and all is well.
SOLAR PLEXAS: Ignoring ‘gut reactions’, or your own intuitions.
Affirmation: I trust my inner voice. I am strong, wise and powerful.
SORE THROAT: Holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self.
Affirmation: I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.
SNORING: Stubborn refusal to let go of old patterns.
Affirmation: I release all that is unlike love and joy in my mind. I move from the past into the new and fresh and vital.
SPASMS: I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.
Affirmation: I release, I relax and let go. I am safe in life.
STOMACH & INTESTINAL PROBLEMS: Dread, fear of the new, or not feeling nourished.
Affirmation: I digest life with ease
STROKE: Insecurity, lack of self-expression. Not being allowed to cry.
Affirmation: Life is change, and I adapt easily to the new. I accept life – past, present and future.
TEETH PROBLEMS: Being indecisive, not being able to break down ideas for analysis and decisions.
Affirmation: I make my decisions based on the principles of truth, and I rest securely knowing that only right action is taking place in my life.
TESTICULAR PROBLEMS: Not accepting masculine principles, or the masculinity within.
Affirmation: Not accepting masculine principles, or the masculinity within.
THROAT: Avenue of expression. Channel of creativity.
THROAT PROBLEMS:The inability to speak up for ones self. Swallowed anger. Stifled creativity Refusal to change.
SOAR THROAT: Holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self.
Affirmation: It is ok to make a noise. I express myself freely and joyously. I speak up for myself with ease. I express my creativity. I am willing to change
THYROID PROBLEMS: Humiliation. Feeling repressed or put down. Feeling as if you never get to do what you want.
Affirmation: I move beyond old limitations and allow myself to express freely and creatively.
TUMORS: Nursing old hurts and shocks. Building on remorse
Affirmation: I lovingly release the past and turn my attention to this new day.
ULCERS: Fear, a strong belief that you are not good enough. “What is eating away at you?”
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself. I am at peace. I am calm.
URINARY PROBLEMS: Feeling pissed off! Usually at the opposite sex or lover.
Affirmation: I release the pattern in my consciousness that created this condition. I am willing to change. I love and approve of myself.
UTERUS: Represents the home of creativity.
VAGINITIS: Anger at a mate. Sexual guilt, punishing the self.
Affirmation: I stand in truth and live and move in joy. I love Live, and circulate freely.
VARICOSE VEINS: Standing in a situation you hate. Feeling over worked and over burdened.
Affirmation:I stand in truth and live and move in joy. I love life, and circulate freely.
VERTIGO:Flighty, Scattered thinking. A refusal to look.
Affirmation: I am deeply centered and peaceful in Life. I am safe for me o be alive and joyous.
VITILIGO: Not belonging. Feeling completely outside of thing. Not one of the groups.
Affirmation: I am deeply centered and peaceful in Life. I am safe for me to be alive.
You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay
Heal Your Body A-Z, by Louise Hay