Louise Hay’s Mirror Work for more LOVE

It’s hard to imagine a world without Louise Hay in it…she transitioned last week on August 30th – exactly two years after her longtime friend Wayne Dyer passed.

 

For decades, I have admired Louise and looked up to her as my icon for spiritual growth, and aging gracefully and powerfully.

 

I loved her fierce courageousness, her willingness to do and say the right thing with the causes that called to her, and her brilliance, personal style and joie de vivre always inspired me.

 

Nearly 30 years go, I did her groundbreaking mirror work with her and it was a life changing day for me.

 

I remember sitting with Louise as she held a mirror in front of my face and told me to look into my own eyes and make a series of positive statements to myself including “I love you.”  It was hard because I really felt like I was lying to myself.  Somehow, I got through the process and then, as a daily practice, I did mirror work on my own, and learned to understand that not only did I really love myself, but that I was also lovable!

 

All of your self-talk, the dialogue in your head, is a stream of affirmations.

 

These affirmations are messages to your subconscious that are establishing habitual ways of thinking and behaving.

 

Positive affirmations plant healing thoughts and ideas that support you in developing self-confidence and self-esteem, and creating peace of mind and inner joy.

 

If you want to change your life, then it’s necessary to retrain your thinking and speaking into positive patterns. Mirror work, with its positive affirmations, opens the door. In essence, you are saying to your subconscious mind, “I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change.” When you pay attention to your thoughts, you can begin to eliminate the ones creating experiences you do not want in your life.

 

Twice a day, stand in front of a mirror, look into your eyes, and repeat positive affirmations ten times. For instance, for self love you might say: “I want to like you. I want to really learn to love you. Let’s go for it and really have some fun.”

 

Then say: “I’m learning to really like you. I’m learning to really love you.

 

If doubts or fears or negative thoughts come up, just recognize them for what they are – old limiting beliefs that want to stay around. Say to them gently: “I no longer need you.”

 

And then repeat your positive affirmations again.

 

That which we constantly affirm becomes true for us.

 

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,

 Arielle

 

P.S. To learn how to do this from the master herself, LOUISE HAY, sign up for her Loving Yourself: 21 Days to Improved Self-Esteem Online Video Course to achieve the love, the prosperity, and the relationships you’ve been longing for.

The Power of Positivity

Just like the Law of Gravity is always working, whether you are aware of it or not, so the Law of Attraction is always working, bringing to you that which you focus on.  Our monkey minds often try to scare us with thoughts about “what if” and “I never” and all kinds of junk.  It’s up to us to be aware of these negative thoughts and then do something about them.  Mindfulness Guru Barb Schmidt offers some very easy and practical tips below:

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Use a positive affirmation to interrupt negative thoughts. “I trust the process of life.” “All is well.” “Everything is working out for my greatest good.”

  • One simple technique is repeating a positive affirmation in your head throughout the day.
  • We have on average 50,000 thoughts a day, and more than half of those are negative.
  • A positive and a negative thought cannot exist at the same time.
  • Choose a positive affirmation to replace negative thoughts.
  • Choose a phrase that feels right for you.
  • The most important thing is to settle on one word or phrase, and use it consistently every day.
  • Repeat this word or phrase often, not just when you are stressed. When you are waiting in line, when stuck in traffic, when you are in the shower, etc.
  • Interrupts the stream of habitual, negative thoughts.
  • Creates a new pattern of positivity.

Briefly reflect on your day before you fall asleep. What went well today? What can you let go of? What are three things you are grateful for?

  • Reflecting on your day before you fall asleep is so important because so many of us have trouble falling asleep or sleeping soundly.
  • Our minds are still going full speed and have trouble letting go of everything that happened during the day so that we can have a restful sleep.
  • Before bed take a few minutes to recap the events of the day. Note a few things that you are grateful for. One of them can be that you are alive and breathing.
  • Note what went well and what didn’t go well. Then let it go. Tell yourself that tomorrow is a new day.

Barb Schmidt is the author of the internationally best-selling book on mindfulness The Practice. She is a meditation teacher based out of Boca Raton. To find out more about being mindful, go to Barb’s website peacefulmindpeacefullife.org

 

Wishing you love, laughter and magical kisses,

Arielle