Hay House Radio Episode Recap
- Episode Name: “To Louise Hay, With Love”
- Live Broadcast: September 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm Pacific Time
Episode Summary Re-cap
Today, we honor the life and work of our beloved
Join Heather and best-selling Feng shui author, Terah Kathryn Collins as they share some of their favorite stories after over a decade of travel, laughter and friendship with Louise. Call in with your favorite stories about how Louise touched your life. Terah will also share simple Feng shui tips to honor and move through grief. Heather will share some grounding practices and nutritional tips for soothing body and mind.Special Guest: Terah Kathryn Collins
Terah is a best-selling author and the founder of the Western School of Feng Shui®. She is also the originator of Essential Feng Shui®, which focuses on the many valuable applications Feng Shui has in our Western culture while honoring the essence of its Eastern heritage. Her 6 inspirational books on the subject have sold over a million copies worldwide.
With a passion for transformational education, Terah founded the Western School of Feng Shui® in 1996. Thousands of people from 26 countries around the world have taken her live and online training programs.
Featured on the PBS Body and Soul TV series, Terah has spoken on Essential Feng Shui® at many special events, including the Magical Mastery and Today’s Wisdom Tours in Australia, and the Women of Wisdom, I Can Do It® Hay House, and Empowering Women Conferences throughout the United States.
To Louise Hay, With Love
Our beloved Louise Hay passed peacefully on August 30, 2017. She touched the lives of millions of people. Louise broke a lot of barriers, reminding us that no matter what our background, no matter what our circumstances, no matter what our age or health status, we can change our thoughts and therefore, change our lives.
Today, we honor the life and work of our beloved friend and teacher. Best-selling Feng shui author and long-time friend of Louise’s, Terah Kathryn Collins and I are going to share some of our favorite behind the scenes stories after over a decade of travel, laughter and friendship with Louise.
Fire Tiger Energy – Fierce and Benevolent
Louise was a Fire Tiger in the Chinese medicine system of astrology. Historically, this energy was feared in women because it was like strong male (yang) energy in a female body. This energy is extraordinarily fierce, likes to break the rules, and is very clear. At the same time, it’s very kind and generous. If you look at Louise’s life and how she got out of a traumatic childhood, broke the rules of thinking, and supported millions of others to change the way they think so they could change their lives, we can see how incredible this energy supported her path in life.
Good Words Create a Good Mind
In the I Ching, a book of Chinese divination, it is said that language can kiss or can kill the quality of life. And in the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Native American culture, there is a principle of creating a “good mind.” Louise really focused on these healing principles in her work. She listened deeply to the words she and others used and focused on creating a good mind through better, more positive thinking and living.
In fact, even science is proving what Louise Hay has always taught about how everything is food and thoughts (“If you get your food right and your thoughts right, everything else falls into place.”). The science of epigenetics (what happens outside our genes that determines 95% of our health), is shedding light on the fact that the 95% of our health that we have in our own hands is influenced by our food, thoughts, and lifestyle.
8 of Louise Hay’s Favorite Tips for Transforming Your Life
#1. – Stop Criticizing Yourself and Others
Accept yourself as you are, right here and now.
#2. – Stop Scaring Yourself
How often do you scare yourself with your thoughts? Instead, think of something you love, like yellow roses, your favorite music, a pet, or anything that makes you feel better. Train your mind to create a new routine because you can’t think of something scary and something you love at the same time. Remind yourself, “I am safe.”
#3. – Be Kind, Gentle, and Patient with Yourself
You don’t have to do everything at once. Go at your own pace and remember, you don’t have to overload yourself with goals just to motivate yourself. Be kind to your mind and accepting of yourself. Remind yourself: “I am doing the best I can with the understanding and awareness I have right now.”
#4. – Praise Yourself
Praise yourself a lot. You’ve been putting yourself down for too long. If you were raised with negative thinking, you may think you have to criticize yourself to behave or get ahead, but you don’t have to do that. Praising yourself will take you much further in life and you’ll feel better along the way.
#5. – Support yourself
Really support yourself in what you’re doing and trying to accomplish. Reach out to others for support. None of us are capable of doing it all by ourselves all the time. We all have areas where we are great or where we need support. Or there are times when we are going through challenges and need help. Get a support buddy (or buddies)! This is an act of loving yourself.
#6. – Love Yourself
Love is the great miracle cure. When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works, including our health.
Tell yourself: “I love you, I really love you.”
#7. – Do Your Mirror Work
Mirrors reflect back to us our feelings about ourselves. They clearly show us the areas to be changed if we want to create a loving, fulfilling life. The most powerful way to do your affirmations is to look in the mirror and say them out loud.
#8. – Take Care of Your Body
This is a loving act. Feed your body nutritious foods. A car doesn’t run well if you put Twinkies and Coca-Cola in the tank. This doesn’t work for your body either. Learn about healthy foods and find out what makes you feel your best. When you get your thoughts right and your food right, everything else falls into place. Especially if you’re not feeling well, you need every bit of nourishing fuel to nourish your cells.
Some Favorite Pictures Celebrating Louise Hay’s Playful Spirit
Louise Hay becomes Louise Play. At a dear friend’s birthday party in Carmel, CA 2013, Heather and Louise discuss what retirement could look like. Heather suggests Louise change her name to “Louise Play” and they laugh so hard that it becomes a new nickname.
Christmas 2013. Louise always has a playful spirit and knows how to celebrate life.
Terah, Heather, and Joel Dauteuil entertain Louise in the back of a home museum in Belgium in 2014.
Halloween 2014. Louise decides to do it up with makeup and costumes. Daniel Peralta tries on a purple wig and acrylic high heels.
Louise and Heather sitting on the stage in Orlando 2015. This was right before Heather spoke at the Hay House I Can Do It on Loving Yourself to Great Health. Just before Louise opened for Heather, without any rehearsal, they began singing the 1938 song, “Two Sleepy People” which got people coming into the room, laughing, and singing along.
At the I Can Do It Orlando author party, Louise loves Radleigh Valentine’s blingy shoes so much that she tries to steal them.
Christmas 2015 in Savannah. In this picture, Louise has just finished teaching affirmations to the grateful owner of Maxwell’s restaurant. And then she’s asking the chef why his kitchen is too small for butter. Read more about our Christmas trip to Savannah.
Louise and Heather write The Bone Broth Secret and Joel Dauteuil (Heather’s husband) takes the pictures, including this one of the bone broth healing elixirs that they crafted together to help resolve a variety of health issues, like fatigue, inflammation, low immunity, arthritis, and weight gain.
Louise decides that it’s time we all learned more about our own city and arranges a tour of San Diego. The tour was incredible and even those living in San Diego for more than 30 years learned new things. Afterward, Joel takes a picture of the group with his new selfie stick.
On this night in 2016, we had a wonderful dinner at the University Club, overlooking San Diego. We laughed so hard this night because Louise liked our waiter’s shoes so much that she touched them. “Did you just touch my shoes?” he asked. Then he said, “I can tell this is going to be my favorite table tonight!” Later, a group of women came up to Louise to tell her how radiant she looked.
Dinner at The Med in La Jolla, CA in 2017. Louise loved the singer, Roman Palacios, who sings Italian opera and Rat Pack songs.
Terah and Louise getting ready to play.
Dear Louise, We Will Always Remember…
All is well. I love you.
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