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Causes of symptoms according to Louise Hay

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Causes of symptoms according to louise hay in you can heal your life

Causes of symptoms according to Louise Hay is a good place to start if you are looking for healing. Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.

I first came across this concept about 11 years ago when i read You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. I found this book while in the depths of depression and it turned my life around in the next few years. In this book Louise outlines the causes of physical symptoms and the affirmations one must repeat to heal the illness.

Why it didn’t work for me:

Louise Hay’s book was instrumental in helping me understand that our thoughts create our life experiences, and that the key to true happiness is self love. She focuses on loving yourself, as once you love you, everything you want will flow to you naturally. The world begins to love you. I did follow the affirmations religiously for about 5 years, and they did have positive results in my life. For example i was able to increase my deserve-ability considerably, which lead to a better paid job and better relationships.

BUT i still managed to develop an array of illnesses, which i’ve discussed in detail in my book. And the reason for these diseases in my body was the fact that i did not fully understand that our thoughts have vibrations, which attract like diseases. Louise’s book is a very good introduction into true self development, but its really a first step. If you really want to heal yourself or your life, you need to start with the basics such as You can heal your life and move up to more advanced teachings, of the Law of Attraction from Abraham.

If you want to know the corresponding affirmations to write or repeat, check out Vital Affirmations. Thanks to Powerful Intentions, below is the full list of symptoms from Louise Hay.

Symptoms list:

Abdominal Cramps: Fear. Stopping the process.
Abscess: Fermenting thoughts over hurts, slights and revenge.
Accidents: Inability to speak up for the self. Rebellion against authority. Belief in violence.
Aches: Longing for love. Longing to be held.
Acne: Not accepting the self. Dislike of the self.
Addictions: Running from the self. Fear. Not knowing how to love self.
Adrenal Problems: Defeatism. No longer caring for the self. Anxiety.
Alcoholism: Feeling of futility, guilt, inadequacy. Self-rejection.
Allergies: Denying your own power.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Refusal to deal with the world as it is. Hopelessness and helplessness. Anger.
Amenorrhea: Not wanting to be a woman. Dislike of the self.
Anemia: “Yes-but” attitude. Lack of joy. Fear of life. Not feeling good enough.
Ankle: Inflexibility and guilt. Ankles represent the ability to receive pleasure.
Anorexia: Denying the self life. Extreme fear, self-hatred and rejection.
Anxiety: Not trusting the flow and the process of life.
Apathy: Resistance to feeling. Deadening of the self. Fear.
Appetite, Excessive: Fear. Needing protection. Judging the emotions.
Arm: Represents the capacity and ability to hold the experiences of life.
Arteries: Carry the joy of life.
Arthritic Fingers: A desire to punish. Blame. Feeling victimized.
Arthritis: Feeling unloved. Criticism, resentment. – Rheumatoid Arthritis: Feeling victimized. Lack of love. Chronic bitterness. Resentment. Deep criticism of authority. Feeling very put upon.
Asthma: Smother love. Inability to breathe for one’s self. Feeling stifled. Suppressed crying.
Athlete’s Foot: Frustration at not being accepted. Inability to move forward with ease.
Back Issues: Represents the support of life. Back Problems: – Rounded shoulders: Carrying the burdens of life. Helpless and hopeless. – Lower Back Pain: Fear of money or lack of financial support. – Mid-Back Pain: Guilt. Stuck in all that stuff back there. “Get off my back!” – Upper Back Pain: Lack of emotional support. Feeling unloved. Holding back love. – Back Curvature: The inability to flow with the support of life. Fear and trying to hold on to old ideas. Not trusting life. Lack of integrity. No courage of convictions.
Bad Breath: Anger and revenge thoughts. Experiences backing up.
Balance, Loss of: Scattered thinking. Not centered.
Baldness: Fear. Tension. Trying to control everything.
Bedwetting: Fear of parent, usually the father.
Belching: Fear. Gulping life too quickly.
Bell’s Palsy: Extreme control over anger. Unwillingness to express feelings.
Bladder Problems: Anxiety. Holding on to old ideas. Fear of letting go. Being “pissed off”.
Bleeding: Joy running out. Anger.
Blisters: Resistance. Lack of emotional protection.
Blood Pressure: – High: Longstanding emotional problem not solved. – Low: Lack of love as a child. Defeatism.
Body Odor: Fear. Dislike of the self. Fear of others.
Bones: Represent the structure of the universe. – Bone marrow: Represents deepest beliefs about the self. How you support and care for yourself. – Breaks: Rebelling against authority.
Brain: Represents the computer, the switchboard. – Tumor: Incorrect computerized beliefs. Stubborn. Refusing to change old patterns.
Breast: Represents mothering and nurturing and nourishment. – Cysts, Lumps: A refusal to nourish the self. Putting everyone else first. Over mothering. Overprotection. Overbearing attitudes.
Breath: Represents the ability to take in life. – Breathing Problems: Fear. Not trusting the process of life. Getting stuck in childhood. Fear of taking in life fully. – Bronchitis: Inflamed family environment. Arguments and yelling.
Bruises: The little bumps in life. Self-punishment.
Bulimia: Hopeless terror. A frantic stuffing and purging of self-hatred.
Burns: Anger. Burning up. Incensed.
Bursitis: Repressed anger. Wanting to hit someone.
Calluses: Hardened concepts and ideas. Fear solidified.
Cancer: Deep hurt. Longstanding resentment. Deep secret or grief eating away at the self. Carrying hatreds.
Candida: Feeling very scattered. Lots of frustration and anger. Demanding and untrusting in relationships. Great takers.
Canker Sores: Festering words held back by the lips. Blame.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Anger and frustration at life’s seeming injustices.
Cataracts: Inability to see ahead with joy. Dark future.
Cellulite: Stored anger and self-punishment.
Cerebral Palsy: A need to unite the family in an action of love.
Chills: Mental contraction, pulling away and in. Desire to retreat.
Cholesterol: Clogging the channels of joy. Fear of accepting joy.
Circulation: Represents the ability to feel and express the emotions in positive ways.
Colds: Too much going on at once. Mental confusion, disorder. Small hurts.
Colic: Mental irritation, impatience, annoyance in the surroundings.
Colitis: Insecurity. Represents the ease of letting go of that which is over.
Coma: Fear. Escaping something or someone.
Conjunctivitis: Anger and frustration at what you are looking at in life.
Constipation: Incomplete releasing. Holding on to garbage of the past. Guilt over the past. Sometimes stinginess.
Corns: Hardened areas of thought – stubborn holding on to the pain of the past.
Coughs: A desire to bark at the world. “Listen to me!”
Cramps: Tension. Fear. Gripping, holding on.
Crohn’s Disease: Fear. Worry. Not feeling good enough.
Crying: Tears are the river of life, shed in joy as well as in sadness and fear.
Cuts: Punishment for not following your own rules.
Cysts: Running the old painful movie. Nursing hurts. A false growth.
Cystic Fibrosis: A thick belief that life won’t work for you. “Poor me.”
Deafness: Rejection, stubbornness, isolation. What don’t you want to hear? “Don’t bother me.”
Depression: Anger you feel you do not have a right to have. Hopelessness.
Diabetes: Longing for what might have been. A great need to control. Deep sorrow. No sweetness left.
Diarrhea: Fear. Rejection. Running off.
Dizziness: Flighty, scattered thinking. A refusal to look.
Dry eyes: Angry eyes. Refusing to see with love. Would rather die than forgive. Being spiteful.
Dysmenorrhea: Anger at the self. Hatred of the body or of women.
Ear: Represents the capacity to hear. – Ache: Anger. Not wanting to hear. Too much turmoil. Household arguing.
Eczema: Breath-taking antagonism. Mental eruptions.
Edema: What or who won’t you let go of?
Elbow: Represents changing directions and accepting new experiences.
Emphysema: Fear of taking in life. Not worthy of living.
Endometriosis: Insecurity, disappointment and frustration. Replacing self-love with sugar. Blamers.
Epilepsy: Sense of persecution. Rejection of life. A feeling of great struggle. Self-violence.
Epstein-Barr Virus: Pushing beyond one’s limits. Fear of not being good enough. Draining all inner support. Stress.
Eye: Represents the capacity to see clearly past, present, future. – Astigmatism: “I” trouble. Fear of really seeing the self. – Hyperopia: Fear of the present. – Myopia: Fear of the future.
Face: Represents what we show the world.
Fainting: Fear. Can’t cope. Blacking out.
Fat or Weight issues: Oversensitivity. Often represents fear and shows a need for protection. Fear may be a cover for hidden anger and a resistance to forgive. Running away from feelings. Insecurity, self-rejection and seeking fulfillment. – Arms: Anger at being denied love. – Belly: Anger at being denied nourishment. – Hips: Lumps of stubborn anger at the parents. – Thighs: Packed childhood anger. Often rage at the father.
Fatigue: Resistance, boredom. Lack of love for what one does.
Feet: Represent our understanding – of ourselves, of life, of others. – Foot Problems: Fear of the future and of not stepping forward in life.
Fever: Anger. Burning up.
Fibroid Tumors: Nursing a hurt from a partner. A blow to the feminine ego.
Fingers: Represent the details of life. – Thumb: Represents intellect and worry. – Index: Represents ego and fear. – Middle: Represents anger and sexuality. – Ring: Represents unions and grief. – Little: Represents the family and pretending.
Food Poisoning: Allowing others to take control. Feeling defenseless.
Frigidity: Fear. Denial of pleasure. A belief that sex is bad. Insensitive partners. Fear of father.
Fungus: Stagnating beliefs. Refusing to release the past. Letting the past rule today.
Gallstones: Bitterness. Hard thoughts. Condemning. Pride.
Gas: Gripping. Fear. Undigested ideas.
Gastritis: Prolonged uncertainty. A feeling of doom.
Genitals: Represent the masculine and feminine principles. Worry about not being good enough.
Gland Problems: Represent holding stations. Self-staring activity. Holding yourself back.
Gout: The need to dominate. Impatience, anger.
Glaucoma: Stony unforgiveness. Pressure from longstanding hurts. Overwhelmed by it all.
Gray Hair: Stress. A belief in pressure and strain.
Growths: Nursing those old hurts. Building resentments.
Gum Problems: Inability to back up decisions. Indecisive about life.
Hands: Hold and handle. Clutch and grip. Grasping and letting go. Caressing. Pinching. All ways of dealing with experiences.
Hay Fever: Emotional congestion. Fear of the calendar. A belief in persecution. Guilt.
Headaches: Invalidating the self. Self-criticism. Fear.
Heart: Represents the center of love and security. – Heart Attack: Squeezing all the joy out of the heart in favor of money or position. Feeling alone and scared. “I’m not good enough. I don’t do enough. I’ll never make it.” – Heart Problems: Longstanding emotional problems. Lack of joy. Hardening of the heart. Belief in strain and stress.
Heartburn: Fear. Fear. Fear. Clutching Fear.
Hemorrhoids: Fear of deadlines. Anger of the past. Afraid to let go. Feeling burdened.
Hepatitis: Resistance to change. Fear, anger, hatred. Liver is the seat of anger and rage.
Hernia: Ruptured relationships. Strain, burdens, incorrect creative expression.
Herpes Genitalis: Mass belief in sexual guilt and the need for punishment. Public shame. Belief in a punishing God. Rejection of the genitals.
Herpes Simplex: Bitter words left unspoken.
Hip: Carries the body in perfect balance. Major thrust in moving forward. Fear of going forward in major decisions. Nothing to move forward to.
Hives: Small, hidden fears. Mountains out of molehills.
Hodgkin’s Disease: Blame and a tremendous fear of not being good enough. A frantic race to prove one’s self until the blood has no substance left to support itself. The joy of life is forgotten in the race of acceptance.
Hyperactivity: Fear. Feeling pressured and frantic.
Hyperventilation: Fear. Resisting change. Not trusting the process.
Hypoglycemia: Overwhelmed by the burdens in life.
Impotence: Sexual pressure, tension, guilt. Social beliefs. Spite against a previous mate. Fear of mother.
Incontinence: Emotional overflow. Years of controlling emotions.
Indigestion: Gut-level fear, dread, anxiety. Griping and grunting.
Infection: Irritation, anger, annoyance.
Inflammation: Fear. Seeing red. Inflamed thinking. Anger and frustration about conditions you are looking at in your life.
Influenza: Response to mass negativity and beliefs. Fear. Belief in statistics.
Ingrown Toenail: Worry and guilt about your right to move forward.
Injuries: Anger at the self. Feeling guilty.
Insanity: Fleeing from the family. Escapism, withdrawal. Violent separation from life.
Insomnia: Fear. Not trusting the process of life. Guilt.
Intestines: Represent assimilation and absorption.
Itching: Desires that go against the grain. Unsatisfied. Remorse. Itching to get out or get away.
Jaundice: Internal and external prejudice. Unbalanced reason.
Jaw Problems: Anger. Resentment. Desire for revenge.
Kidney Problems: Criticism, disappointment, failure. Shame. Reacting like a child.
Kidney Stones: Lumps of undissolved anger.
Knee: Represents pride and ego. Stubborn ego and pride. Inability to bend. Fear. Inflexibility. Won’t give in.
Laryngitis: So mad you can’t speak. Fear of speaking up. Resentment of authority.
Left Side of Body: Represents receptivity, taking in, feminine energy, women, the mother.
Leg: Carry us forward in life.
Liver: Seat of anger and primitive emotions. Chronic complaining. Justifying fault-finding to deceive yourself. Feeling bad.
Lockjaw: Anger. A desire to control. A refusal to express feelings.
Lump in the Throat: Fear. Not trusting the process of life.
Lung: The ability to take in life. Depression. Grief. Not feeling worthy of living life fully.
Lupus: A giving up. Better to die than stand up for one’s self. Anger and punishment.
Lymph Problems: A warning that the mind needs to be recentered on the essentials of life. Love and joy.
Malaria: Out of balance with nature and with life.
Menopause Problems: Fear of no longer being wanted. Fear of aging. Self-rejection. Not feeling good enough.
Menstrual Problems: Rejection of one’s femininity. Guilt, fear. Belief that the genitals are sinful or dirty.
Migraine Headaches: Dislike of being driven. Resisting the flow of life. Sexual fears.
Miscarriage: Fear of the future. Inappropriate timing.
Mononucleosis: Anger at not receiving love and appreciation. No longer caring for the self.
Motion Sickness: Fear. Bondage. Feeling of being trapped.
Mouth: Represents taking in of new ideas and nourishment. Set opinions. Closed mind. Incapacity to take in new ideas.
Multiple Sclerosis: Mental hardness, hard-heartedness, iron will, inflexibility.
Muscles: Resistance to new experiences. Muscles represent our ability to move in life.
Muscular Dystrophy: “It’s not worth growing up.”
Nails: Represent protection. – Nail Biting: Frustration. Eating away at the self. Spite of a parent.
Narcolepsy: Can’t cope. Extreme fear. Wanting to get away from it all. Not wanting to be here.
Nausea: Fear. Rejecting an idea or experience.
Neck: Represents flexibility. The ability to see what’s back there. Refusing to see other sides of a question. Stubbornness, inflexibility. Unbending stubbornness.
Nephritis: Overreaction to disappointment and failure.
Nerves: Represent communication. Receptive reporters.
Nervous Breakdown: Self-centeredness. Jamming the channels of communication.
Nervousness: Fear, anxiety, struggle, rushing. Not trusting the process of life.
Neuralgia: Punishment for guilt. Anguish over communication.
Nodules: Resentment and frustration and hurt ego over career.
Nose: Represents self-recognition. – Nose Bleeds:A need for recobnition. Feeling unnoticed. Crying for love. – Runny Nose: Asking for help. Inner crying. – Stuffy Nose: Not recognizing the self-worth.
Numbness: Withholding love and consideration. Going dead mentally.
Osteomyelitis: Anger and frustration at the very structure of life. Feeling unsupported.
Osteoporosis: Feeling there is no support left in life. Mental pressures and tightness. Muscles can’t stretch. Loss of mental mobility.
Ovaries: Represent points of creation. Creativity.
Pain: Guilt. Guilt always seeks punishment.
Paralysis: Paralysing thoughts. Getting stuck. Terror leading to escape from a situation or person.
Pancreas: Represents the sweetness of life.
Pancreatitis: Rejection. Anger and frustration because life seems to have lost its sweetness.
Parasites: Giving power to others, letting them take over and life off of you.
Parkinson’s Disease: Fear and an intense desire to control everything and everyone.
Peptic Ulcer: Fear. A belief that you are not good enough. Anxious to please.
Phlebitis: Anger and frustration. Blaming others for the limitation and lack of joy in life.
Pimples: Small outbursts of anger.
Pituitary Gland: Represents the control center.
Pneumonia: Desperate. Tired of life. Emotional wounds that are not allowed to heal.
Poison Ivy: Allergy Feeling defenseless and open to attack.
Polio: Paralysing jealousy. A desire to stop someone.
Premenstrual Syndrome: Allowing confusion to reign. Giving power to outside influences. Rejection of the feminine processes.
Prostate: Represents the masculine principle. Mental fears weaken the masculinity. Giving up. Sexual pressure and guilt. Belief in aging.
Psoriasis: Fear of being hurt. Deadening the senses of the self. Refusing to accept responsibility for our own feelings.
Rash: Irritation over delays. Immature way to get attention.
Right Side of Body: Giving out, letting go, masculine energy, men, the father.
Ringworm: Allowing others to get under your skin. Not feeling good enough or clean enough.
Scabies: Infected thinking. Allowing others to get under your skin.
Sciatica: Being hypocritical. Fear of money and of the future.
Scleroderma: Protecting the self from life. Not trusting yourself to be there and to take care of yourself.
Scratches: Feeling life tears at you, that life is a rip off.
Senility: Returning to the so-called safety of childhood. Demanding care and attention. A form of control of those around you. Escapism.
Shin: Represents the standards of life. Breaking down ideals.
Shingles: Waiting for the other shoe to drop. Fear and tension. Too sensitive.
Sinus Problems: Irritation to one person, someone close.
Skin: Protects our individuality. Anxiety, fear. Old, buried things. I am being threatened.
Slipped Disc: Feeling totally unsupported by life. Indecisive.
Snoring: Stubborn refusal to let go of old patterns.
Solar Plexus: Gut reactions. Center of our intuitive power.
Sores: Unexpressed anger that settles in.
Spleen: Obsessions. Being obsessed about things.
Sprains: Anger and resistance. Not wanting to move in a certain direction in life.
Sterility: Fear and resistance to the process of life or not needing to go through the parenting experience.
Stiffness: Rigid, stiff thinking.
Stomach: Holds nourishment. Digests ideas. Dread. Fear of the new. Inability to assimilate the new.
Stroke: Giving up. Resistance. Rather die than change. Rejection of life.

Stuttering: Insecurity. Lack of self-expression. Not being allowed to cry.
Sty: Looking at life through angry eyes. Angry at someone.
Suicidal thoughts: See life only in black and white. Refusal to see another way out.
Teeth: Represent decisions. – Teeth Problems: Longstanding indecisiveness. Inability to break down ideas for analysis and decisions. – Root Canal: Can’t bite into anything anymore. Root beliefs being destroyed. – Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Not giving yourself mental space to create a firm foundation.
Throat: Avenue of expression. Channel of creativity. – Throat Problems: The inability to speak up for one’s self. Swallowed anger. Stifled creativity. Refusal to change. – Sore throat: Holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self.
Thrush: Anger over making the wrong decisions.
Thymus Gland: Feeling attacked by life. They are out to get me.
Thyroid Gland: Humiliation. I never get to do what I want to do. When is it going to be my turn. – Hyperthyroid: Rage at being left out.
Tics, Twitches: Fear. A feeling of being watched by others.
Tinnitus or Ringing in the Ears: Refusal to listen. Not hearing the inner voice. Stubbornness.
Toes: Represent the minor details of the future.
Tongue: Represents the ability to taste the pleasures of life with joy.
Tonsillitis: Fear. Repressed emotions. Stifled creativity.
Tuberculosis: Wasting away from selfishness. Possessive. Cruel thoughts. Revenge.
Urinary infections: Pissed off, usually at the opposite sex or a lover. Blaming others.
Uterus: Represents the home of creativity.
Vaginitis: Anger at a mate. Sexual guilt. Punishing the self.
Varicose Veins: Standing in a situation you hate. Discouragement. Feeling over-worked and overburdened.
Vitiligo: Feeling completely outside of things. Not belonging. Not one of the group.
Vomiting: Violent rejection of ideas. Fear of the new.
Warts: Little expressions of hate. Belief in ugliness. – Plantar Warts: Anger at the very basis of your understanding. Spreading frustration about the future.
Wrist: Represents movement and ease.

  • Kyra L

    Just reading the symptoms list struck a nerve with me. I have several health issues, most of which I’ve had for many years now, and it makes perfect sense as I read the emotions that go along with them. Healing myself has been a goal for some time – I’ve just never really known how to START that healing. I’m very interested in reading what you’ve recommended, particularly your book as well as the one from Louise Hay and I will take your recommendation to working on up to the Law of Attraction of Abraham – all have been bookmarked. Very informative post, thank you!

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  • Paul

    What about appendix inflammation? appendicitis?

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    • farnaz

      Hello Paul
      I appreciate your question, i too would look through the list and not find some of my symptoms, only to be disappointed.
      But this list is not complete, and while you can try and find the specific thoughts that lead to your specific symptoms, may i suggest a much easier solution?

      Your body knows how to heal itself, if you stop getting in the way. This has been the hardest lesson for me to learn, but through years of trial and error i have found that as soon as i relax and start being good to myself, my body recovers.
      It’s really quite difficult to dig through thoughts and figure out what has led to what. It’s far easier and more effective to pay attention to your emotions, as they tell you what thoughts you are having in any moment. As soon as you feel any negative emotion, you know your thoughts are not in alignment with your Source, and you have a chance to pick better thoughts. Your emotions in any moment are your indicator of your mental state.

      Practice thinking better thoughts and hence feeling better. Your body heals very rapidly under these circumstances. Good thoughts lead to good feelings which lead to a great physical state.

      You will be pleased to hear that it takes far less time for your body to heal and repair the appendix inflammation or appendicitis, than it took for this condition to begin in the first places. Chances are you had been feeling negative emotions for a long time before being diagnosed? Sometimes we numb ourselves from feeling emotions, to the point where we get comfortable with feeling bad.

      How do you generally feel during the day? would you say you are mostly in a state of love/appreciation/excitement/hope or depression/anger/frustration ?

      Have a look through the list of emotions and see where you spend the majority of your time:

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  • elina

    Thank you. Regarding my back pains and past depression, you are totaly right, these were the reasons. Once I healed the reasons the symptoms were gone. I was under pill’s therapy for few years but only after following the path you recommend I was healed. Thank you and also my soul friend Anna who still teaches me how to find and follow the spiritual light of self-love and forwards me sites like the precious yours. All the best to every human, being and nature that surround us. Keep on writing, sharing and “walking” please!

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    • farnaz

      Hello Elina,
      I’m so pleased to hear you have healed the emotional reasons behind your physical symptoms. My experience (which i based my book on) was the same with medicine and pills, they do very little more than offer cover up our illnesses. The power to heal is only inside you!! Self-love that’s what its all about.
      Thank you for sharing your story Elina, the more people like you speak of their self healing success, the more humanity is empowered.

      You have certainly renewed my desire to continue writing! :)

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  • Monica Dsnxell

    This info is great

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  • Jane

    Hello. I’ve found your website as I research emotional reasons for illnesses. I’m an author & have had many ear problems over the years and have recently developed pain in my fingers, possibly arthritis. Is it your belief that EVERY condition has an emotional trigger? Can these emotional triggers be passed on through the genes, so, say, a parent who suffered an emotional crisis can pass the related symptoms to their offspring who has not been through the same crisis? This is fascinating and I want to look deeper into this concept. Thank you.

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    • farnaz

      Hello Jane.
      Yes i do believe that all our physical conditions have an emotional link. 100% of the time. Whether it is passed on genetically, i feel it is. I find it very hard to believe that my moms condition when she fell pregnant with me, has had no affect on my genes. Simply because i can see that her state when pregnant with my siblings resulted in a very different outcome for my brother and sister. Its obvious, my siblings have never experienced the same level of physical illness that i have experienced.
      However, my emotional growth and the personal development i am going through, is rapidly helping my body and i believe my genes. I don’t believe our DNA remains the same, maybe for some people but certainly not for me.
      Even if a parent passes on a bunch of awful symptoms to their kids, each child has the ability to choose what they focus on, and what thoughts feel better to them. And that is the key to resolving anything in your body. Your thoughts and hence your emotions govern your body and life, not what your mom went through 30 years ago, unless of course you choose to make it that way :)

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  • Jane

    Thank you for replying. Since posting I have had a kinesiology session and discovered that issues I thought I had dealt with are still bubbling away in my subconscious, affecting my health as if to say ‘we’re still here’! Nothing at all to do with my parents, as I had suspected. Now that I have accepted them, and have been given the tools to deal with them, I feel so much more empowered to help myself get well.

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    • farnaz

      That’s wonderful Jane.
      Taking your power back is sweet isn’t it? You suddenly realise you are no longer a victim and your success accelerates rapidly. And that’s when you can truely help other people, by showing them that they too have power :)

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  • Polly

    Absolutely spot on for m at present, last 6 years
    Difficult divorce, lost a lot of money, he took everything , I wish him happiness!!
    Fell in love with a man I could not have and had to work with him for 5 years, still trying to let go
    3 family deaths in 6 weeks June/July 2014 and my elderly father 2 heart attack is in 8 months !!!
    And finally made redundant 1 year ago , horrendous but where I needed to be.
    After all that lot , felt like a lost soul, heartbroken ,sad, angry and broken, time is a healer.
    Today right , hip,wrist pain, right little finger, and ankle pain !!!!!!!!!
    Coming out of the greif now the aches and pains are the completion of letting go of all that cross.
    Got a new job today and ready for new experiences .
    I thanks the universe for all those experiences as it has made me who I am today and in the words of the famous Coco Chanel ” WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER ”
    I am ready for a new adventure, BRING IT ON !!!!!!! XXXXXXXX

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    • farnaz

      Polly you are awesome, and brave, and heading in the right direction. I wish more people had the same courage to look forward and let go of the past.
      The pain in your body is just resistance. Your source is showing you the resistance, so you can work through it, and as you get happier and lift your emotional state, i promise all the aches and pains will disappear rapidly.
      In my book The Alchemy of Healing, i talked about how rapidly years of illnesses disappeared. Physical conditions that took years to develop went away within months and sometimes weeks.
      Best of luck with your journey, but keep us posted :)

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  • NurseNichole

    This information is life changing. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing. As a nurse this just completely fascinates me. One question, if I may. I have had 2 surgeries in my left knee and I’m only 34. First hurt it kickboxing at 19. What do the knees, specifically the left knee, represent? I’m sharing this with everyone I can!

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    • farnaz

      Hello NurseNicole,
      You are more than welcome! I love hearing feedback. Yes my life was first changed by the work of Louise Hay, but then the changes became more rapid when i discovered the Law of Attraction.
      It’s actually very difficult for anyone to pin point the exact thoughts that lead to a knee injury, but the important factor is, YOU DONT NEED TO DIG UP OLD THOUGHTS! I don’t advise it.
      In order for your body to heal, you must stop the resistance you have going on, RIGHT NOW.
      Your negative emotions/thoughts earlier in life lead to the first injury at 19, but your continued negative emotions lead to surgeries being necessary. Otherwise your knee would have healed and never needed operation again.

      All you have to do now is work on your general emotional state and get yourself as happy as you can be. If you keep yourself in that happy state, your cells will have the energy to repair and heal. You don’t need to go back in time to figure out what caused your injury, and in fact it’s a bad idea. You will probably make your condition worse by digging up old thought patterns that no longer serve you.

      Please read the following posts, as they will help you and your patients. And let me know how you go?!

      Let me know how you go with these, and if you have any questions that might help your patients heal, i’m more than happy to blog about them.

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    chronic Hiccups that can last days….

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    • farnaz

      Hi Kimonosa, have you paid attention to how you were feeling before the hiccups start?
      I’m sure if you pay close attention, you will find some emotion (which started with negative thoughts) you were feeling well before the hiccups. And chances are, once the hiccups start, you’d feel frustrated enough to keep them going!
      Next time it happens, focus on diverting your attention to something that feels better. Pet your cat/dog, go walk in nature, watch a comedy, think of a loved one etc.
      Anything that makes you feel better.
      Pay attention and you will figure it out!
      Let me know how you go :)

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  • Alicia

    I find this very interesting and believe in the power of thought. Is it possible to cure yourself of a disease they say is incurable? I believe that I can heal myself from this “incurable” disease, but in spite of my positive affirmations, and attitude, I find that my symptoms still come back. I really want to heal from this and often get frustrated because despite my efforts of positive thought, it will come back. Any suggestions? Thanks so much for everything you do to heal and transform lives!

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    • farnaz

      Hello Alicia,
      Of course you can heal, if you believe you can. It’s a tricky situation to be in, I know for sure. When I was sick, I initially looked to my Doctors for hope, and I’d then get even more frustrated when they didn’t give me any. I eventually learnt to not turn to anyone for that reassurance.
      If you have been told what you have is “incurable”, it just means the medical industry have not figured it out yet (or so they say). You’re body knows how to undo what it created, and is always in a healing mode, if your negative emotions don’t get in the way.
      In order to see long term results/healing, I found I needed to stay in a happy state emotionally long enough. One day here or there is not enough. You have to keep up your good emotions, as negative emotion is what gets in the way of your cells healing.
      Chances are you condition took a long time to develop. You were not paying attention to how you felt, you ignored your negative feelings until your body started to break down. But the GOOD NEWS is that once the negativity is removed, your body heals very rapidly. You will get better far quicker than you got sick.
      For me, it took years for my body to stiffen up, and for pain to develop in my hip, back, lungs etc. But within a matter of months of finally letting go of my resistance, the symptoms all went away. Yet anytime my feelings plummeted, it wasn’t long before the sharp pains returned. In retrospect, I appreciate all the signals my body was sending me, telling when I was headed in the right direction or not.
      Your condition is just the way your body is telling you, a change is necessary.
      Try to care more about yourself Alicia, love yourself! You are worthy of all the health and happiness in the world. The sad thing is, you are holding yourself away from it. It’s the biggest challenge for us all I think. None of us know how to love the most important person, ourselves. If you pay attention to how you feel, and start each day with the intention of looking for things to appreciate, your focus will slowly turn to more love and appreciation.
      Have you ever done the appreciation journal? That activity alone will transform your life.

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  • Enrico

    If I can help ..

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  • Aham Brahmasmi

    Dear Ones, This info from Louise Hay is awesome and has helped me understand and heal many things. I happened to have a book that helped me get to the root of EVERY pain and difficulty… That book is named ” DISAPPEARANCE OF THE UNIVERSE” by GARY RENARD. Please do read it if u feel open to it. I just had to share this awesome information. Lots of Love!

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  • marlayne

    Love you thankyou

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  • Adela

    Thanks but how do you make yourself feel excited,happy, enthusiastic and loving? When I feel depressed, frustrated, broken and all alone. Please help. I’m on many medications and lost my job because of a rare disease polymyositis. I lost my car, home, job, independence and a great salary. Now I’m receiving disability n can barely make ends meet. I am grateful to God for keeping me alive cuz they sent me home on hospice four yrs ago.

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    • farnaz

      Dearest Adela,
      I’m sorry you are suffering. But I believe you have the power to change your life, no matter how dire the situation looks. Often the solution is just around the corner, but we can’t take our eye away from the problem long enough to see a solution.
      I need you to understand your own emotions and negative feelings lead to things going wrong, which means you have the power to turn it all around for yourself.
      Have you read my book? Have you read my post on the Appreciation Journal (link below) technique from Abraham Hicks????
      Your health and every other aspect of your life will improve if you let go of resistance. One of the best ways to divert your attention to good feeling thoughts is practicing appreciating daily. No matter how bad it is, you CAN and MUST find things in your life to appreciate. Appreciate the life out of everything. Do you have eyes to see with? then appreciate your eyes. Is your heart beating? Then appreciate your heart!!! Appreciate all the ways your body is working, instead of the opposite.
      Go outside, walk in the park, appreciate every flower, tree, animal you see. The more you do this, the better you will feel. And the better you become at noticing GOOD instead of BAD. The point of this exercise is to give your body relief from the severe resistance you are holding onto (which starts with negative thoughts).

      Please read the above posts and comment there if you have questions.
      Daily practice is necessary to change your thoughts, and your life. What you will notice is as you get better at finding more to appreciate around you, your life will begin to turn in a different direction. You will feel better initially, but then the people around you become more loving. The money comes in more easily. The struggle ends. Life becomes easy, as it should be.


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  • Adriana

    Dear Farnaz
    I am very astonished with a problem that a friend of mine is dealing with and I am trying to help her. her daughter had a very serious bycicle fall and has lost tissue from the legs and from the arms. She is at the hospital and not recovering easily, I have researched at websites and did not find the emotional meaning of this problem so that I could healp my friend. Would you please give me some help ? Thank you very much, Adriana from Brazil.

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    • farnaz

      Hello Adriana,

      The quickest way to heal is through relief. What you want to do is lift the emotions of your friends daughter. How old is she?
      She needs to feel better emotionally so that her body can recover. If you can (with the help of her parents), try and uplift her as much as possible. Make her laugh. Help divert her attention from the current problem (or physical condition) by putting her attention on something else. Play happy uplifting movies for her. If she is small, play games with her.

      Also help your friend understand that children are always able to pick up the emotions of their mother/father. So if her parents are sad/depressed/hopeless then the child will unknowingly feel their emotions and not heal. Worrying is natural when your child is sick, but it stops you from being a positive influence for your child.
      What is the emotional state of her mum/dad? are they positive? hopeful? anxious? nervous? It’s very important for the adults around the child to be positive and believe she is healthy, sick people need strong healthy people around them to be a positive force in their healing.

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    Thank you!

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  • Maria

    Louise i have a stone in my left kidney causing me alot of do i heal this?

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    • farnaz

      hi Maria,

      Thanks for your question. Just to be clear, this website does not belong to Louise, it’s my website where i help people heal their bodies, using what worked for me.

      If you go through the previous questions and answers i have supplied in this post, i have explained that the best way of healing is to raise your emotional state. Get happy. When you’re happy, your body has the energy it needs to heal itself. You don’t really need to “heal yourself” but more get out of the way so that your body does what it’s best at, healing and balancing itself.

      Please practice the Appreciation Journal every day as that will focus you on more happy thoughts, and spend the rest of your day raising your emotional state by thinking happy thoughts.

      Do you know where you are emotionally most of the time? Have a look at this scale and see the range of emotions that you have all day long. You need to keep going up emotionally or your body will not mend itself. Please see Emotional Guidance Scale from Abraham Hicks

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  • Sabrina

    Hello. I love your article.
    Can I heal myself just by feeling happy? Is it really enough?
    I don’t have a serious illness but I just want to heal a lump in my groin area. I started reading ”You can heal your life” and I’m so excited. Thanks for posting and inspiring people. God bless. :)

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    • farnaz

      Hello Sabrina, thanks for purchasing my book :)
      I would love to hear your feedback.
      Yes, not only will happiness heal your body, but it heals your LIFE!
      But the trick is to keep up the happiness in a consistent manner. You can’t keep going through peaks and troughs (which is challenging as you will hear from my story), because the experiences you attract in your life will come in the form of highs and lows.
      Then you will wonder why you are not getting consistently good results.
      The best part of understanding the law of attraction is that you realise your only job is happiness. Then everything that brings you happiness is drawn to you. Money, love, health, success, joy, whatever you want. You decide how it works.
      The side effect is you are no longer a victim. You never ever blame anyone for anything. You become powerful!!

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  • Sabrina

    Thank you so much for your reply. It makes me so happy to read that!
    I’ve been studying the law of attraction for a few months and now I’m able to understand why it wasn’t working for me. My biggest challenge is to keep myself and emotions in a good mood. I’m always worried about health and money. Anyway, I promise I’ll try my best and trust in the process of life. Thank you for being part of my transformation. Humans are like angels. xoxo <3 :)

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    • farnaz

      Oh Sabrina, you just made my day :)
      I look forward to hearing more about your transformation. I’m very excited!!

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  • Dr suresh

    How do u found these observations?

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    • farnaz

      Hi Dr Suresh,

      this list is from Louise Hay and you should refer to her book You Can heal Your Life, for details of how she developed this list. I believe it is based on many years of experience and research, as well as Christian Science, but best if you refer to the original author.

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  • Ekta

    Hi I have been suffering from Piles and UTI; Piles is followed by recurring UTI’s. I have started taking healthy diet and lots of liquid. How do I heal myself?
    Thank you.

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    • farnaz

      Hello Ekta,

      Are you familiar with the Law of Attraction at all? You will need to familiarise yourself with the principles I’ve discussed on this website, or you can read my book Alchemy of Healing for another view point. Otherwise you can read or listen to the materials of Abraham Hicks which is where i started to heal my body and life.

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  • Savio

    How to get relief from premature ejecuation

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    • farnaz

      Hello Savio,

      This as with all our other physical conditions is a result of resistance. You need to reduce your resistance, and there are simple ways of doing so. Are you familiar with the Law of Attraction at all? It’s best you familiarise yourself with the principles I’ve discussed on this website, or you can read my book Alchemy of Healing for another view point. Otherwise you can read or listen to the materials of Abraham Hicks which is where i started to heal my body and life.


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  • edita

    Hi I have Fibromyalgia and the pain in my knees is a pure agony waking me up during night. I am really in pain. Help please xxxx

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    • farnaz

      Hi Edita, I’m sorry to hear you are in pain. I know very well what it feels like. The pain in your body is a result of the emotional state you have been in, for some time. You must change your emotions and be happier most of the time. I talk about how i achieved this in my book The Alchemy of Healing. It requires a lifestyle change, that is easier than you think. Please read it if you like, and ask me any questions that you may have. The health you want is just around the corner! xo

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  • Bill

    I’m trying to figure out where lack of mental clarity/inability to focus falls and where I could begin to look to address this issue. Thank you!

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    • farnaz

      Hi Bill,

      Clarity comes with happier states of emotions, and so the reveres is also the case. The unhappier you are most of the time, the more you lack clarity and focus. You must focus on finding happier thoughts through out your day, and aim to spend more time in a positive state emotionally. As your days begin to fill up with better feelings, your focus will return and your clarity will skyrocket, i promise!
      You can’t be happy and unclear at the same time :)

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  • Sandy

    Hi, I suffer with a form of trichotillomania – hair pulling since I was a small child. What would be the cause for this and is there a mantra to change those thought patterns that you would recommend?

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    • farnaz

      Hi Sandy,
      It sounds to be like severe emotional resistance which started when you were much younger. Obviously you know the details of your childhood better than anyone, but if i was to guess, things happened to you as a child. Humans need love and a lack of love from a parent when we most need it results in us not learning to love ourselves, which then causes massive problems the rest of our lives.
      I don’t think a mantra is what you need. You need to love yourself. We all do. But you need to give yourself the love you needed growing up. It doesn’t matter what label society gives it, whether trichotillomania or self-injury, over eating, smoking, drinking or drug abuse. These are all different forms of self sabotage we humans participate in, from a place of unhappiness.
      Love is the only solution. Self love that is. Don’t turn to anyone else for it. No one can give you the love you need but yourself.
      If you’d like to know how i learnt to love myself and let my body heal, you can in The Alchemy of Healing.

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  • margaret luker

    Can diabeties be healed by thoughts?

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    • farnaz

      Yes margaret, it can. Every illness started emotionally to begin with. If you remove the emotions that caused it, by replacing them with better emotions, your body will recover :)

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  • keyvan

    Dear Farnaz,
    I have helped many people heal their physical diseases with Louise Hay’s knowledge of mental causes of diseases . I just guide them to change their those decisions which have made them unhappy.
    I want to know
    1- if anyone has improved and expanded Louise Hay’s symptoms list?
    2- has any scientist worked on the symptoms academically and proven them in the university?

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    • farnaz

      Hello Keyvan, great questions!
      I’m glad you have had success with this list. I don’t actually know if the list has been expanded or not, and what scientists have proven with regards to this list.
      But generally i advise people to skip the list and get happy. That’s the fastest way to healing. And it sounds like you have found this to be true as well, by guiding your clients to less unhappiness.
      I have only provided the list as a starting point. I don’t want my readers too focused on it, so i’m closing the comments in this post. It’s time to focus on the far easier path to self healing, and that is by increasing our happiness factor! Happy 2016!!!

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