Life Loves You! An Interview with Louise Hay

Here are extended excerpts from the article “Life Loves You! An Interview with Louise Hay,” my second interview with Louise Hay. Louise’s message at this stage of her life was simple and powerful: Everything you say, write, and think are affirmations, so use words that affirm your well-being instead of undermine it. Life is good,…

Marianne Williamson on taking a moral inventory

Ray: You write about the importance in midlife of doing “the rigorous work of taking a fearless moral inventory”—about facing your pain and even facing places of self-loathing. Where do you begin that work? Marianne: Sometimes it’s late at night—it’s 3 o’clock in the morning—and for whatever reason, you can’t stop thinking about something you…

Doreen Virtue on signs from the angels

Ray: Doreen, what are some signs angels give to let people know they are present? Doreen: One of the most common signs is seeing flickering or flashing lights with your physical eyes. You think you’re seeing Fourth of July sparklers or flashbulbs going off. Some people have had their eyes checked by eye doctors and…

Louise Hay on her spiritual upbringing

Ray: What spiritual approach did your family practice when you were growing up? Louise: Nothing! My mother was a lapsed Catholic. The only time I ever heard her say anything negative in my life was when she saw some nuns having lunch and said, “They shouldn’t be out in public!” Oh, my! My stepfather was…

Louise Hay, a little excited

[Editor’s note: from our fall 2008 interview] Ray: Louise, what are you most excited about these days? Louise: Life! Life! Honey, listen! In two days, I’ll be 82, and I’m saying, what’s new? What’s new? What’s going to happen to me and come to me that will be new? *Read my 2005 interview with Louise…

Doreen Virtue on Connecting with Your Angels

Ray: How can you first connect with the angels? Doreen: To have conscious communication with the angels — and I emphasize the word “conscious” because I firmly believe we all are continuously and unconsciously connecting with our angels, whether we are aware of it or not — you would start in a place you feel…

Louise Hay on Affirmations and the Economy

Ray: Louise, a lot of manifestation and affirmation work today focuses on material wealth. Louise: Oh, I know, and it’s so stupid. With today’s economy, we’re proving all that shop-till-you-drop bullshit doesn’t work. Ray: But it does seem that people are drawn to doing affirmation work oriented toward gaining material things, maybe out of a…

Louise Hay on her work in the AIDS community

Ray: Louise, how was it that you started doing work with people with AIDS and those in the gay community so early on in the AIDS crisis? Louise: I’ve said for a long time that AIDS made me famous. It took me from just an ordinary little teacher who was doing her stuff to suddenly…