Louise Hay is considered by many to be the mother of positive thinking and The Law of Attraction. She published her international best selling book in 1984 at the age of 50, “You Can Heal Your Life“. Now she has made a movie which is based on her book with the same title.


Louise Hay has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey twice this year. I have compiled a summary of Louise Hay messages in these two interviews with Oprah about the The Secret and the Law of Attraction.

1. The Law of Attraction: Real-Life Stories – The Oprah Winfrey Show, June 27, 2008

In this show, Louise Hay was having a conversation with Oprah about the law of attraction, based on the movie The Secret. Louise said, “The law of attraction is that our thinking creates and brings to us whatever we think about. It’s as though every time we think a thought, every time we speak a word, the universe is listening and responding to us.”

Louise says negativity can keep you from obtaining the things you want in life. “We don’t want to put ourselves down. We don’t want to say, ‘Oh, it will never work for me,’ or ‘I’m not good enough.’ Because that’s what the universe hears and returns to you.”

Transform your life by staying positive instead, Louise Hay said. “You have to start saying things that make you feel really good about yourself. ‘I love who I am. I love life. Life loves me. It’s going to be smooth and easy. Life works for me.’ And you just start doing that—it’s planting seeds. You’re not going to get it the first day, but you plant a seed and you water it and you continue the affirmations, and things start to shift and change in your life.”

Affirmations to yourself help the law of attraction work, according to Louise. “It smooths your mind so the universe can work out the answer.”

Creating a vision board is a must. When you receive the bounty of good things from your vision board, Louise says it’s important to have gratitude for all you’ve received. This will keep those positive gifts coming. “The more grateful you are, the more you get to be grateful about. It’s that simple,” Louise says. “The universe really loves gratitude. And the more gratitude you have, the more goodies you get.”

When should you show this gratitude? “Morning, noon and night,” Louise says. “Be grateful when you look in the mirror at your own face. ‘I love you. I’m so grateful.'”

Oprah also brought a guest out whose life had a complete turn around after watching Louise Hay’s new movie, You Can Heal Your Life. She had gone through several painful events including the death of her son and her husband had left her.


2. The Secret Behind The Secret – The Oprah Winfrey Show, February 6, 2008

Louise believes that The Secret is a good first step. “I thought it’s great. It’s going to go to lots of people who don’t know anything about this. The metaphysical people already know this, but we don’t use it for things, we use it to improve the quality of our lives.”

In her 50’s she began to study a book called “The Game of Life and How to Play It” by Florence Scovel Shinn. “I was in my 50s when I heard someone say, ‘If you change your thinking, you can change your life,'” Louis Hay says. “I used to use that as a bible,”

Louise says that whatever you put into the universe—be it good or bad—will come back to you. “It’s almost as though the universe is listening to everything you say and everything you think and saying, ‘Oh, that’s what they want.’ But most of the time we’re talking very negatively about ourselves,” she says. “How can the universe bring you anything good if that’s the way you’re talking? That’s why I like to teach people to love themselves, just to love and adore who you are.”

In one of her lessons, Louise instructs students to look in the mirror and address themselves. “Say, ‘Louise, I love you. I really, really love you.’ When you can do that, your life is really going to flow,” she says. “So get this thing: I love life, and life loves me. I love myself, I love this, and I am grateful for everything.”

Louise says a vision board can be a very effective tool. “It helps you to focus your thinking on what you want,” she says. “When you do that, it’s like the universe gives you ideas [on how to get it].”

Louise says forgiveness is a big part of the journey. “Sometimes when things don’t work, there’s somebody you need to forgive,” she says. “Any bitterness that we have in us can just stop the whole process. So we need to look around and say, ‘All right, who do I need to forgive?’ There’s always somebody.”

Forgiveness, however, does not mean you need to befriend the person who hurt you. “You don’t even have to condone their behavior,” Louise says. “It’s just that you let the whole thing go; you separate yourself from the experience.”

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