Top 13 List: A Baker’s Dozen of 2013 Blog Posts

It has been a great year in the blogosphere, easily setting a record for highest amount of traffic since RayHemachandra.com replaced the prominently indexed former static site Hemachandra.com, which closed at the end of 2011. (You can still take a limited peek at that site via the cool time travel mechanism the Wayback Machine.) I…

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,…

Louise Hay: Love yourself. Share. And keep it simple.

Louise, what advice do you have for somebody who wants to begin doing healing work? Louise: Learn to love yourself. And share. You know, I’m a high-school dropout. I don’t know how I got here. Life unfolded doorways for me, and I guess I walked through them. Everything is simple. And the simple things work best.…

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 on Women Empowering Themselves

Louise, how can women best empower themselves? Love who they are, and don’t listen to the bullshit. I’m in a kick right now where I’m trying to get everyone to say to themselves, “Life loves me!” Because if we can get that inside of ourselves, then it’s a lot easier. And every time something nice…

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…

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…