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