Dear Louise,
Over the last month, I’ve been experiencing all sorts of mental troubles, such as mood swings, extreme anxiety, alienation, extreme boredom, obsessive thoughts, and trying to figure out why we’re all here. I can only describe this as depression.. I’m between a rock and a hard place, as I don’t know whether I truly have a chemical imbalance and need medication or whether this is a gift to heal.
I’m finding it difficult, as I’m so blessed with my life at 22 years but find it difficult to find happiness and balance in things and am afraid that this will jeopardize opportunities to come.
H.S., Australia

Dear H.S.,
What on earth are you eating? Sounds like a sugar attack. Go to a good nutritionist and get your diet evaluated. That’s the best place to start. Medication needs to be the last resort. You’ll never find happiness in "things." Your happiness is in your thoughts and in your own heart. Clean up your diet, quiet your thoughts, and breathe deeply. Affirm: I am surrounded with peace, and it permeates my being.
All is well.

Dear Louise,
What is it about machines that I cannot seem to grasp? I know that I’m intelligent about a lot of things, but when it comes to electronics, I seem to lose all my confidence. Thanks for an answer. It’s really important for me to try to figure
this out!
F.A., Los Angeles

Dear F.A.,
You’ve come to the wrong person for an answer! I’m equally challenged by computers and sound systems. Thank heavens I have my personal assistant, Shelley, to come to my rescue. When I get stuck, I call out "Shelley, help!" and she solves all my problems.
Seriously, find a young person in your neighborhood, and have him or her teach you what you need to know. Perhaps even take lessons. Once you learn the processes, it will be easier. Remember, modern-day electronics are just that, modern day. We weren’t taught to cope with them in the past. That’s why it’s so easy for the kids of today, because they begin to use computers at the ages of two or three!
Affirm: I am willing to move beyond the limitations of my childhood. I can and will learn the new things in life. It gets easier all the time.

Dear Louise,
My loved ones shape their own lives, but can I help them in prayer by realizing that we’re all one and affirming and visualizing all the best for them? I’ve heard that you can affirm for another, but I feel that maybe I’m doing my loved ones harm by worrying. Thank you for your help!
D.V., Detroit, MI

Dear D.V.,
You are definitely causing yourself trouble by worrying, and you’re doing your loved ones no good by worrying for them. It’s a total waste of mental energy. You can certainly affirm and visualize the best for them as long as it’s what they want, not what you’ve decided would be best for them. You can’t interfere with other people’s destinies. You have no idea what’s really for their highest good.
The more you work on releasing your own childhood negative patterns, the more you help others. Be the example you want to see in the world. Just know and affirm that you’re all being divinely guided to experience your highest good. You are perfect just as you are.

Louise L. Hay is a metaphysical teacher and the bestselling author of 27 books, including You Can Heal Your Life, Empowering Women, and Inner Wisdom. Since beginning her career as a Science of Mind minister in 1981, she has assisted thousands of people in discovering and using the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. Louise's works have been translated into 25 different languages in 33 countries throughout the world.

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