Letter from a Veteran

Dear Katie,

About a month ago, I was listening to a book-on-tape called “Miracles” by Stuart Wilde. In it he tells the story of a young woman who, like me, was searching for a miracle. As she was walking down the street, a truck drove by and dropped a book. That book changed her life dramatically for the better.

I was praying for just such a miracle in a book. I was in a thrift store called “My Lucky Day” wandering around aimlessly, lost, confused, and in so much pain. I kept saying, “I feel like I’m dying.” My therapist wanted me to commit myself. I’ve done that once before and it was like putting a band aid over a gaping wound.

I wanted to turn this break-down into a break-through. I was determined to! Air Force Training instructors told us, “we’re breaking you down so we can build you back the way we want you.”

I don’t want to be a war machine anymore though. I want the sparkle back in my eye, the bounce in my step that Mom said was gone when I got back from the war. And it’s my heart’s desire to help others do the same! I found your book Katie — Loving What Is — for 50 cents and that was my miracle and continues to be so!

Thank you!

With gratitude.


A Letter of Thanks

After hearing Byron Katie on Oprah’s XM radio station, I was immediately hooked. Can’t say enough how much this has helped me and I have read virtually every self-help book, metaphysical, new age, etc. but this did it for me—-thank you.

I don’t feel the need to continue reading book after book any more. Now I feel the peace I’ve searched for for years.

Thank you very much,


Letter: “I’m worried because our country has lost its way”

Dear Katie,

I’m worried because I feel our country has lost its way.

Here’s how I did the four questions:

1) Is it true? Yes, yes, yes!

2) Can you absolutely know that its true? Yes.

3) How do you react when you believe that thought? I get very anxious and depressed. I worry about my future, the future of my children, and the future of our country. I get very upset. Sometimes I feel nauseous.

4) Who would you be without the thought? I’d be more relaxed. Happy. Lighter. I would look forward to the future, not dread it. I would have more energy to participate in it, to help change things and do my part.

Then I turned it around:

My country has not lost its way. Yes sometimes. Not everyone has. There are many people who are still doing the right thing – working for the environment, education, and justice for the poor.

I have lost my way. Yes that’s true. I’m not as optimistic as I was. I find fault with the government. I get in their business, not mine. Come to think of it, I sometimes do the same thing with my wife and children. Hmm. I often do the same thing with them.

I have lost my country’s way. That seems true, but I don’t really understand it. I have not been at all involved with political action, or with writing my elected representatives to push for the measures I support. So I guess that I’m the one who has lost our way not only for me but for us.

Thanks for everything,


Dear Jeremy,

Keep questioning your mind, sweetheart. Know the difference between your business and our business, and stay in your business. And who knows? You may end up on November 4th in the voting booth, happy and free, knowing that you are doing what you can do.

Loving you,


I Can Do It Conference (October 2008)

Cesar Milan (the Dog Whisperer) and Katie talking about the amazing similarities between animals and people.

Wayne Dyer, Cesar Milan, and Katie doing a one hour live radio and video broadcast for the Hay House ‘I Can Do It’ Conference in Tampa Florida October 2nd -5th.

Email: Working through the loss of a father

Hi Katie,

Just wanted to thank you for The Work! It is truly amazing at shifting one’s beliefs and allowing healing to happen!

I stumbled onto your website some time ago, and bookmarked it, thinking: “I might try this at some point.”

Well, my Dad passed away a few weeks ago, and I’ve been having a very rough go of it since. My Mom passed away many years ago, so it stirred up stuff around her too.

Anyhow…before my Dad passed away, I had been struggling with this novel concept of looking after ME. I did some things to help me, and in the course of it, have gotten others very angry with me. So tonight, I found your website again, and printed off the worksheet with instructions. Then I happened to see your videos…and clicked on the one about ‘Father’. Wow! As you were talking to the gentleman on the video, I was Working thru my stuff…and I cannot believe how much better I feel already! By the way, my issue was the same!

My Work is far from done, but I feel the shift already and am very excited about this ‘new’ knowledge I have of myself!

I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart!


Money Worries: Stop Stressing, Start Living

(an excerpt from Loving What Is)

I’ve never seen a work or money problem that didn’t turn out to be a thinking problem. I used to believe that I needed money to be happy. Even when I had a lot, I was often sick with the fear that something terrible would happen and I would lose it. I realize now that no amount of money is worth that kind of stress.

If you live with the uninvestigated thought “I need my money to be safe and secure,” you’re living in a hopeless state of mind. Banks fail. Stock markets crash. Currencies deflate. People lie, bend contracts, and break their promises. In this confused state of mind, you can make millions of dollars and still be insecure and unhappy.

Some people believe that fear and stress are what motivate them to make money.
But can you really know that that’s true? Can you be absolutely certain that without fear or stress as a motivator, you wouldn’t have made the same money, or even more? “I need fear and stress to motivate me” — who would you be if you never believed that story again?

After I found The Work inside myself — after it found me — I began to notice that I always had the perfect amount of money for me right now, even when I had little or none. Happiness is a clear mind. A clear and sane mind knows how to live, how to work, what e-mails to send, what phone calls to make, and what to do to create what it wants without fear.

Who would you be without the thought “I need my money to be safe”?

You might be a lot easier to be with. You might even begin to notice the laws of generosity, the laws of letting money go out fearlessly and come back fearlessly. You don’t ever need more money than you have. When you understand this, you begin to realize that you already have all the security you wanted money to give you in the first place. It’s a lot easier to make money from this position.

More resources:

– Video: Inquiry – “You Need More Money—Is that True?”
– Video: “I need to give my son money” [Israel 2007]
– Book: Byron Katie on Work and Money