I think everyone has heard of Louise Hay, and though I also have, I've not ever read any of her books. But the other day I was in the bookstore and took a look at her book You Can Heal Your Life, and I loved it.
First of all it is beautiful. It's all in color, including every single page.
It basically follows a format Hay has used in sessions with her clients. She'd asked them a series of questions that, amazingly enough, led to their beliefs and from there they'd work through to healing.
Right from the start Hay says: love is the miracle cure. I think that's a hard one to understand because when we think of love we tend to think of romantic love. But really from my own experience and from sessions with clients, I've discovered that it is an energy. It's the energy of God. And when you can enter that vibration, you see things differently, feel things differently and everything has the potential to change. Not easy to achieve under duress, but worthy of making the effort.
If you want to go into gentle exploration of your troubles and move toward healing, this is a wonderful book.
I also came across Robert Maurer's book, One Small Step Can Change Your Life, and also love this book.
The premise is you take tiny steps toward making a big change. You ask small questions; you think small thoughts; and you take small actions.
The most wonderful thing about this approach is that you can apply it to anything and any area of your life, from the smallest concerns to the biggest life problems.
As I was reading the book, I kept thinking, this is the only book one really needs for life. No need to read any other self-help books. If one just consistently applies the principles in this book, one can continuously grow in consciousness and continuously create better life conditions.