May 9, 2008

Why You Never Too Old To Start Learning The Law of Attraction

Oprah had a pretty inspiring show on yesterday. I don’t usually watch Oprah because I am usually running around doing something else in the afternoons, but this show was about how to further use The Secret, so out of curiosity I tuned in.

While nothing was said that was too earth shattering or different, there was a very inspiring piece about Louise Hay.

Louise Hay is a best selling author as well as the extremely successful publisher of Hay House books. If you have purchased any best selling Law of Attraction books over the last 10 years or so, you might be very familiar with the name.

Louise didn’t discover the Law of Attraction until she was almost 50 years old. Now at 81 she has accomplished more in 30 years than most people do in their entire lifetimes (not to mention she looks awesome)!

This is a woman who has an extremely difficult upbringing. Her childhood was unstable and impoverished, and her teen years were marked by abuse.

She went through a divorce after 14 years of marriage and when later in life she was diagnosed with cancer, she put her philosophies into practice and instead of using surgery or drugs developed an intensive program of affirmations, visualization, nutritional cleansing and psychotherapy. Within six months she was cancer free.

In 1984 she published her book titled You Can Heal Your Life based on her own experiences and included the information she talked about in her work shops. It explains how our beliefs and ideas about ourselves are often the cause of our emotional problems and physical maladies and how, by using certain tools, we can change our thinking and our lives for the better.

It reached the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 13 consecutive weeks.

To date, over 35,000,000 copies of the book have been sold. But she didn’t stop there. She then became the head of Hay House , a prosperous corporation that sold more than ten million books and tapes since its inception. It includes authors such as Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue, among others. This was a venture she started in her living room.

She then proceeded to start the Hay Foundation and The Louise L. Hay Charitable Fund, two non-profit organizations established by Louise that support many diverse organizations, including those dealing with AIDS, battered women, and other challenged individuals in our society.

Now at 81 years old, she had just come out with her first movie release titled, You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie.

So let’s do a quick rundown shall we?

Unstable and poor childhood
Abused as a teenager
Divorced after 14 years of marriage
Diagnosed with Cancer (this occurred later in life however)

Learns about the Law of Attraction at age 50

Starts training in a ministerial program
Becomes a popular speaker at the church and starts counseling clients
Lectures at workshops on loving ourselves and healing our lives
Cures herself of cancer through alternative means
Publishes her own New York Times Bestseller and sells over 35,000,000 copies
Forms “The Hayride” , a famous support group for people with AIDS
Starts her own publishing house with some of the greatest Law of Attraction writers today
Starts two non-profit organizations in her name
Contributes tons of articles to newspapers and magazine articles
Appears on television around the world
Has a monthly column titled “Dear Louise” that appears in more than 50 publications around the world
At 81 years old, releases her first-ever film on her life and work You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie

So, if you ever had a single doubt about all the different ways the Law of Attraction could work for you, or had a moments hesitation about how old you are when you are beginning to learn it, look to this awesomely inspiring woman.

It is never too late. Think about it. Isn’t even just one day lived in complete peace worth it? Now just imagine doing it for the rest of your lifetime.

Happy Creating!