Yesterday, I did one of my Barnes & Noble trips, where I cruise the aisles and peruse titles. I eventually got back to the New Age section – now broken down into other categories like self-improvement, tarot, divination and magic. I stopped at the self-improvement section, where nearly all the books are published by Hay House.
The only other person in the row was an African-American woman who held one of my favorite books – Ask and It is Given by Esther Hicks. “That’s a great book,” I remarked.
“Really?” Her eyes lit up. “That’s good to know. I was paging through it and was impressed by what I read. It’s the last one here.”
“Here’s another good one.” I plucked out Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life, and showed her the list of ailments at the back, with the probable emotional cause of the ailment and the new thought pattern affirmation to help heal the condition. I explained that Hay was diagnosed with vaginal cancer and cured herself of it. The woman’s eyes widened.
“She went on to write about it in the book, self-published it, and it sold four million copies. With the money she earned, she went on to establish a publishing company – Hay House – and nearly every book in this section is a Hay House book. It’s probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest, New Age publisher in the world now.” I drew my finger across spine after spine that showed the Hay House logo. “She recently died. But what a legacy she left.”
The woman paged through it. “This is so awesome. I’ve got to buy it next week. I’ve been buying so many books lately.” She snapped a photo of the book. “Thank you so much for all the information. I was supposed to meet you. Bless you.”
Afterward, I thought about the weirdness factor. I rarely comment to other browsers about books and I’m still not sure why I said anything to this woman. But here’s the synchro. Today, my friend Julie Scully sent me three ebooks by Louise Hay – Power Thoughts, Everyday Positive Thinking, and I Can Do It Affirmations. I download them to the Kindle app on my phone so I always have them at my fingertips.
After I received the 3 books, I told Julie about my encounter with the woman the day before in the bookstore. Her response nailed the synchro: “Louise heard you.”