Louise Hay is a dangerous quackJanuary 24, 2014
I often get “hits” on this site from people searching for information relating to Louise Hay. One of the most frequently viewed posts is one about her teachings — that you can heal all diseases by using affirmations.
The post asks why Louise Hay — despite possessing a “miracle cure” for every known illness — chose cosmetic surgery instead of using her own teachings. If affirmations cured her cancer (where medical science failed), then surely her affirmations can also get rid of a few wrinkles — or, better still, help her to accept herself and her aging processes.
But it seems it’s only her customers who have the honor of testing out her miracle cures. And there’s no evidence that she even had cancer in the first place, let alone cure it.
Since I wrote that post, a slow but regular stream of Hay’s fans have commented, repeatedly claiming that
Louise Hay does NOT claim to have a cancer cure.
Well, she most certainly does indeed claim that, and I usually demonstrate this by quoting Hay directly claiming or clearly implying she has a cancer cure. Strangely, the commenters very often reply that her teachings are not the actual words on the page or the sentences she speaks. Rather, they argue, people should “take that which resonates with them” and leave the rest.
In other words, Hay’s fans say she is not a quack as long as you understand her in the right way…..
And I suppose products like her Cancer Healing CDs are supposed to be metaphorical or something. I don’t know.
From one commenter:
…It was a 4 day retreat and not once did I hear either one of them speak in the black and white language you so vehemently say she professes….
If I hear something that resonates for me, I can choose to take that and leave whatever doesn’t fit for me. I don’t believe there are mindless droves of human sheep who are experiencing some kind of horrendous consequences from reading her books. AND if there are, that’s not about her, it’s about each person who chooses to disregard their own inner truth.
Well it’s not me who needs to hear that Louise Hay doesn’t claim she can cure cancer — please tell those who hopefully typed the following words into a search engine and for some reason landed here on this site:
Sample of Search Engine Terms from the last few months
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Needless to say, Louise Hay is not qualified to speak on any of these matters.
And I don’t get much traffic here. It must be the merest fraction of a percent of the traffic Louise Hay’s site gets. I shudder to think of what will happen to people like this if Hay’s story about healing her own cancer “resonates” with them. As the commenter above said, if they believe it and they die, it’s their own fault for “disregarding their inner truth” — not Hay’s fault.
Please, from now on commenters, get on the forums and tell hopeful or desperate people like these exactly what you keep telling me — that Louise Hay doesn’t mean it when she says she can cure these things.
And one last one:
louise l hay affirmations seem to have failed. ruined.
Update Jan 13 2017
Someone just left the following comment (rough translation from Dutch):
Thanks to her unshakable belief in the teachings of this lady, and her refusal to follow a real treatment, which repeatedly drove a wedge into our happy married life, my beloved wife died last month, age 47. I miss her tremendously.
Posted by Yakaru