Breast Cancer- The Louise Hay perspective

Le t me first tell you a little bit about Louise. Louise L. Hay is a vibrant, 85 year old metaphysical lecturer, teacher and the best selling author of  many self healing and personal growth books.  For more than 20 years, Louise has assisted millions of people in discovering and using the full potential of their own creative power for self – healing and personal growth. Louise herself went through an abuse filled childhood. You can find more information about Louise L. Hay on her website get to know her. Trust me IT’S WORTH YOUR TIME 🙂

Louise on Breast cancer:-

Louise states that she has noticed a consistent pattern in every woman suffering from breast cancer. According to Louise these woman have a tremendous inability to say no.  Breast represents nourishment, and women with breast cancer seem to always be busy in nourishing everyone in their world except themselves. These women find it extremely difficult to say “NO”.  One of the reason behind this may be that they were raised by parents who used guilt and manipulation for discipline and now they have become people pleasers, surrounded by people who are constantly asking them to do more than they can comfortably do. These women are seen to keep straining themselves for others and saying “yes” to demands that they really don’t want to do. They keep giving until there is no more nourishment left in them to give (Empowering Women, 2009).

Louise says that it can be very difficult to say “NO” for the 1st time because the people around you have become so used to you saying yes to their demands. When you first say “NO” you receive a very angry reaction from them. Louise advises  to accept this reactions and says that “anybody who is learning to say “NO” has to put up with anger for a while.” Louise also recommends no to make excuses once you say “NO”. This gives other person a chance to talk you out of your excuse. Louise says, ” Just say NO. No, I can’t do that.” “Not anymore.” “No, I don’t do that anymore.” – any short statement that sends a definite “NO” message will do the trick.  The other person will get angry but you have to be confidant that it’s not because of you.  These people get angry because now you are not giving. They can even call you selfish. You do not lose your confidence and self-respect. After-all, you finally got it 🙂 (Empowering Women,2009,pp 83).

Louise recommends doing this affirmation ” WHEN I SAY NO TO YOU, I AM SAYING YES TO ME.” She asks you to repeat this powerful affirmation to yourself and it will make you feel good.  “By the time you have said “NO” to the person three times, he/she will realize that you have become a different person and will stop asking you.” You now have more self-respect. Saying “No” will also help you resolve your internal resentment and grudges.(Empowering Women,2009,pp 83).

“Be committed to the relationship you have with yourself.”  We get so committed to all the other relationships in our lives that we kind of “toss” ourselves away. We get around to ourselves only now and then. So, really care for who you are. Love yourself, respect and cherish yourself.  As you learn to love yourself, you will be open to love you receive from others.       “The Law of Love requires that you focus your attention on what you do want, rather than what you don’t want. focus on loving you.” (Empowering Women, 2009, pp 43-44).

Louise has personally touched my life in tremendous ways and she still keeps teaching me and I still keep learning.

I recommend all you beautiful hearts to read the following books.

1. You can heal your life – Louise L.Hay

2. Empowering Women – Every woman’s guide to successful living – Louise L. Hay

3. You can create an exceptional life- Louise L. Hay with Cheryl Richardson.

If you know any one suffering from breast cancer or had suffered, I would recommend you look into their lives, if it is someone close to you than try to look on a personal/deeper (emotional) level and see if you find similar answers.

Stay healthy, Stay happy and most importantly “BE YOURSELF- LOVE YOURSELF”.



1.  Louise L. Hay (2009). Empowering women-  Every woman’s guide to successful living, Hay House, Inc.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Hema on October 29, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Very True. There always has to be a 1st time.


  2. Posted by Richa on October 8, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I have a problem of not being able to say no…and i found myself doing things not to my liking…still have trouble saying no as i feel i am disappointing the other person and i got diagnosed with BC two years back


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