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The topic this Wednesday, September 26,2012 is the Lousie Hay movie “You Can Heal Your Life”.

Hay was born in Los Angeles to a poor mother who remarried Louise’s violent stepfather.    When she was 5, she was raped by a neighbor.    At 15 she dropped out of high school, became pregnant and, on her 16th birthday, gave up her newborn baby girl for adoption.

She then moved to Chicago, where she worked in low-paying jobs.

In 1950 she moved on again – to New York where  she married English businessman Andrew Hay.  But after 14 years of marriage, he left her for another woman.

About this time she discovered the Church of Religious Science, which taught her the transformative power of thought.   Here she studied positive thinking that could change people’s material circumstances, and heal the body.

In 1984 she began leading support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS which she called “Hay Rides”.  These grew from a few people in her living room to hundreds of men in a large hall in West Hollywood.   Her work with AIDS patients drew fame and she was invited to appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Donahue” in 1988.

You Can Heal Your Life immediately landed on the New York Times best-seller list.

More than 35 million copies sold around the world in over 30 languages and it also has been made into a movie.  This is the movie we will be watching and then discussing.

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The topic this Wednesday, September 26,2012 is the Lousie Hay movie “You Can Heal Your Life”.

Hay was born in Los Angeles to a poor mother who remarried Louise’s violent stepfather.    When she was 5, she was raped by a neighbor.    At 15 she dropped out of high school, became pregnant and, on her 16th birthday, gave up her newborn baby girl for adoption.

She then moved to Chicago, where she worked in low-paying jobs.

In 1950 she moved on again – to New York where  she married English businessman Andrew Hay.  But after 14 years of marriage, he left her for another woman.

About this time she discovered the Church of Religious Science, which taught her the transformative power of thought.   Here she studied positive thinking that could change people’s material circumstances, and heal the body.

In 1984 she began leading support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS which she called “Hay Rides”.  These grew from a few people in her living room to hundreds of men in a large hall in West Hollywood.   Her work with AIDS patients drew fame and she was invited to appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Donahue” in 1988.

You Can Heal Your Life immediately landed on the New York Times best-seller list.

More than 35 million copies sold around the world in over 30 languages and it also has been made into a movie.  This is the movie we will be watching and then discussing.

Read Full Post »