By Louise Hay

Extract from the Book ‘ You can Heal Your Life’.
The head

When something is wrong in the head area, it usually means we feel something is very wrong with us.

Tension is not being strong. Tension is weakness. Being relaxed and cantered and peaceful is really being strong and secure.



The Ears

It usually means something is going on you do not want to hear.


The Eyes

When there are problems with the eyes, it usually means there is something we do not want to see, either about ourselves or about life: past, present or future.




The next time you get a headache, stop and ask yourself where and how you have just made yourself wrong. Forgive yourself, let it go, and the headache will dissolve back into the nothingness from where it came.




It felt right in the face and so close to the nose, represent being irritated by someone in your life, someone who is close to you. You might even feel they are bearing down on you.



The neck and throat

The neck Represent the ability to be flexible in our thinking to see the other side of a question, and to see another person’s viewpoint.



The throat

Ability to speak up for ourselves to ask for what we want, to say I am, etc. We feel inadequate to stand up for ourselves. Sore throats are always anger. The throats also represent the creative flow in the body. This is where we express our creativity, and when our creativity is stifled and frustrated, we often have throat problems.



The fingers

The thumb is mental and represent worry. The index finger is the ego and fear. The middle finger has to do with sex and with anger. The ring finger is both unions and grief. The little finger has to do with the family and pretending.



The Back

It represents our support system. Problems with the back usually mean we feel we are not being supported. The upper back has to do with feeling the lack of emotional support. The middle back has to do with guilt. Are you financing in a mess. Then your lower back may be bothering you.



The Lungs

It represents our capacity to tack in and give out life. Usually mean we are afraid to tack in life, or perhaps we feel we do not have the right to live life fully.

Heavy smokings are ways of denying life. They mask a deep feeling totally unworthy of existing. Scolding will not change the habit of smoking.



The Heart

The heart of course, represents love, while our bloods represent joy.

Heart of gold, cold heart, open heart, loving heart where is your heart?



The Stomach

It digests all the new ideas and experiences we have. When there are stomach problems, it usually means we don’t know how to assimilate the new experience.

We are afraid.

Ulcers are no more than fear-tremendous fear of not being good enough.

The Genitals represent the most feminine part of a woman. When we reject our bodies as dirty or sinful.

Every part of our body and every function of our body are perfect and normal, natural and beautiful.

Sex is not only okay, it is glorious and wonderful. It is normal for us to have sex it is for us to breath or it.




This is a dis-ease that comes back again and again to punish us for our beliefs we are bad. Herpes has a tendency to flare up when we are emotionally upset. That

tells us a lot right there.


The Colon represent our ability to let go, to release that which we no longer need. Need a balance of intake, assimilation, and elimination. It is only our fears that

block the releasing of the old.


Our Legs carry us forward in life.

Varicose veins represent standing in a job or place that we hate. Knees, like the neck, have to do with flexibility.


Our Feet have to do with our understanding of ourselves and of life- past, Present and future.


Our Skin represents our individuality. Skin problem usually mean we feel our individuality is being threatened somehow.


Accidents are no accident. Like everything else in our lives, we create them.



Arthritis is dis-ease that comes from a constant pattern of criticism.


Asthma we call smother love. There is a feeling that you do not have the right to breath for yourself.