How Reoccurring Styes Led To A Very Powerful Affirmation For Me…

In the past few months, I’ve had to deal with reoccurring styes in my right eye that I’ve determined are related to the difficult healing process I’ve been going through. Being a sound believer in the mind-body connection, I looked up in Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life,” what styes signify. Ironically, it totally made sense after reading it.

In Hay’s book, the probable cause of a stye is when someone has been “looking at life through angry eyes” and oh, how I can absolutely identify with that. Given the amount of pain and suffering I’ve had to endure for many years now, I definitely have found myself quite a bit lately being filled with anger. Angry with God, angry with my partner, angry with sponsees, angry with the way the world is, angry at far too many things really. While most of that anger hasn’t been expressed externally, because I’ve seen the damage my anger expressed outward has caused too many times, it’s remained repressed within me instead. But, when a second round of having a stye in my right eye occurred not too long after the first went away, and my upper eyelid became pretty swollen, I felt there was something I wasn’t paying attention to. That’s precisely when I looked up in Hay’s book and identified one probable cause of a stye.

This is a one of the main reasons why I like the “You Can Heal Your Life” book so much because not only does it list the probable cause of an ailment, it also lists a mantra that can be used to create a new thought pattern. In this case, the mantra given was perfect and one I’ve been regularly saying throughout my day now. It indeed has been helping me, as I’ve felt far less angry and far more accepting of many of the unfortunate circumstances of life I’m currently dealing with.

The affirmation in the book is as follows:

“I choose to see everyone and everything with joy and love.”

In the past bunch of months where my physical ailments have been so extremely challenging to deal with, I haven’t been seeing much of anyone or anything with joy and love. So, I began saying this mantra and started noticing a shift in my thoughts pretty quickly and decided to slightly alter the affirmation to encompass my specific spiritual journey.

Here’s how I say it now:

“I choose to see everyone and everything with absolute joy and unconditional love, including myself and all my health and healing.”

And there you have it. A very powerful affirmation that I’ve been saying quite frequently these days and benefitting from it. So, whether you have a stye or not, maybe you might find some benefit from this mantra as well…

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

Author: Andrew Arthur Dawson

A teacher of meditation, a motivational speaker, a reader of numerology, and a writer by trade, Andrew Arthur Dawson is a spiritual man devoted to serving his Higher Power and bringing a lot more light and love into this world. This blog, www.thetwelfthstep.com is just one of those ways...

8 thoughts on “How Reoccurring Styes Led To A Very Powerful Affirmation For Me…”

  1. I am so happy to have stumbled across this and is so the meaning and energy for me! Thanks for writing!

    I had googled “stye meaning Louise hay” and this popped up. And yup, for me too! In fact, have been allowing myself to get angry and let it out (been repressed and disassociated from) but there is a fine line. I woke up this morning after a pretty heated day yesterday and well, then was just a bit mopey today because of it.

    I allowed myself to rest and take cate of myself but then when feeling better got up and did physical therapy, got outside, made dinner, phones a friend, laughed, did restoratice yoga and watched a show with my husband… all in all… felt better!!!

    Then I saw your post and thought- THIS IS THE MANTRA I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR . And apparently it’s been LOOKING for me!

    Thank you!

    1. Kim, you’re so welcome! I am so happy you found my blog and the article I wrote about styes. The mantra definitely works that’s for sure, as I’ve had to several times myself use it! I hope you’ll check out more of my blog and definitely, many blessings to you on your spiritual journey!

  2. Hi Andrew. This resonates with me a lot. Thank you for sharing. How long after did the stye go away after you started saying these affirmations?

    1. Most styes I’ve had take about a week and usually relate to a release of energy I didn’t want to face/see. When I acknowledge it, it truly helps the healing process go a little easier and to just accept it will heal in the time it takes. In other words, trusting it’s there for a greater purpose and using affirmations to see more clearly why it it’s there and then releasing it all. 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for this post, Andrew! I got a stye last week for the first time in my life and it’s been very stubborn. Not surprisingly I’ve been dealing with a ton of anger and frustration over the past few weeks – this post just confirmed that it’s time to release it.

    A question for you: There’s a part of me that feels like choosing to see everything and everyone with joy and love means I am not “allowed” to express my anger (how I was raised and reflected in last relationship), so I feel internal push back to that. Do you have any recommendations on how to acknowledge and honor the anger in tandem with choosing to see things with joy and love?

    This post has been so helpful for me. Thank you!

    1. Dear Carrie, thank you so much for your comment and grateful you found connection to my words on your spiritual journey in life! I’m grateful that Louise Hay’s books helped me much to discover things like this on my own spiritual journey.

      To answer your question, what I learned about anger, especially on some of my Buddhist studies, and even my Christian studies, is that it is impossible not to get angry. Everyone will experience anger at times. Even Christ did when he cursed a fig tree or turned over the tables in the temple. The key in that is not to express it in a way that hurts another person which will only create more pain and suffering for you in the long run. I love how Tom Hanks in the A Beautiful Day movie about Mister Rogers expressed his anger on a piano playing a bunch of mismatched lower keys. I personally have at times purposely gone in my car to release it at the top of my lungs and in the depths of the water as well. Sometimes I have done it with a pillow on my bed hitting it as hard as I can until I cry. While it must come out to heal, that doesn’t mean it has to come out upon another, even the ones who hurt us, because deep down they have been hurt too and only acted out in the mean ways they did to us because of similar frustrations.

      I truly hope this helps and God bless… ❤️

      1. Andrew! What a lovely, thoughtful response – thank you so much.

        This absolutely resonates with me. I tend to take my anger out on myself rather than other people, which is obviously something to explore. I think because many of us aren’t taught how to safely and healthily express anger when we’re young we just have to figure it out (or bury it) as we get older.

        For me, by giving anger power, seeing it as the enemy or something untouchable is what results in messy, painful outcomes. Well, I may have just had a little breakthrough…thank you again.

        All the best to you <3

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