The terrestrial man who has influenced me the most is Dr. Wayne Dyer.
On September 2nd, I found out that he has passed away on August 29, 2015 at the age of 75.
I was truly devastated. 🙁
My husband and I had a “date” to watch our favorite TV show. While I was waiting for him to join me I decided to watch some You Tube videos on our Apple TV.
- The first video I watched was a Wayne Dyer video.
- The 2nd was a Wayne Dyer video.
- And I was scrolling, and all of a sudden I saw a video by Marianne Williamson that said, Marianne Williamson’s Tribute to Wayne Dyer.
My first reaction was simply with the title of the video. I thought to myself, “This better be a tribute that Wayne is getting to know about while he’s living.”
My second thought was “Yeah, hopefully that’s it because I recently wrote a tribute to him… a couple months ago, and he was alive.”
But then I started watching, heard the news of his passing and sobbed. 🙁
I couldn’t believe it, but at the same time, I had a hunch it would happen.
I have to say that the title of his last book I Can See Clearly Now freaked me out a bit. The minute I heard that title, I thought to myself, “Oh no, it better not be his last book. 🙁 ” To me, that title was saying good-bye… even though I was trying to think positive and not read too much into it. (And being the prolific writer that Wayne is, oddly enough, there is another book that’s coming out on October 13, 2015 and which you can pre-order called Memories of Heaven: Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth. If these two titles are not hinting at the end of a terrestrial journey, I don’t know what is).
You see, as absurd as it sounds, losing Wayne was like losing a father. Wayne was like the father I never had.
He was in foster care as a child, but I “adopted” him as my father.
And as a result of his death, I have learned that many people consider Wayne their father-figure.
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In the last post I published, I finished writing The Most Loving People of Our Time series in which I highlighted 20 people who were precisely that…. loving to the max.
I never mentioned it, but I got the idea to create this series in part because of Wayne Dyer…. and in part because I really wanted to honor those who focus on what really matters, which is love.
You see, this idea all started because I always wanted Wayne to know how much he meant to me. But I knew I would be very “un-cool” if I started telling him what he represented for me. As I mentioned, as crazy as it sounds, I always wanted Wayne to be my father.
You know how people say that you choose your parents? Well… I’m almost tempted to say that I must have NOT known of Wayne Dyer before I made my selection, otherwise, I would have definitely chosen him. I know he wasn’t perfect. But as he said,
“True nobility is not about being better than anyone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.”
And he was better. Year, after year, after year.
Who Was Wayne To Me In a Nutshell
There are sooo many things I could say about Wayne, but I’ll say three things:
1) He was the most Jesus-like or Divine-like being that I ever met.
2) His light shone bright…literally. Take a look at him…in this unedited picture that I took. (I just added my name).
3) I love Wayne…I have loved him for decades. Oprah is the female public figure I most admire. Wayne is the male figure I most admire.
Interesting Facts About Wayne and I That Prove That We’re All Connected
Since I thiiiiink I have started to express my admiration for him….throughout the blog several times… I want to share some interesting koinkidinks about Wayne.
- The last audio interview I heard was between him and Esther Hicks Co-Creating At It’s Best: A Conversation Between Master Teachers I used it to relax before going to sleep for about three nights.
- The last book I gifted was my favorite Wayne Dyer, book The Power of Intention.
- The last live event I was thinking about going to is one where Wayne Dyer was going to be the keynote speaker (In a way, I’m glad I didn’t buy the tickets. I have noooo idea what could replace his void at that event).
- The last audio CD series I wanted to hear was Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Secrets of Manifesting: A Spiritual Guide for Getting What You Want while I was cleaning my office hours before he passed away. The only reason I didn’t put it on was because my CD player has been acting funny and I love the Wayne Dyer CDs I have way too much to risk ruining them.
- I have more audiobooks by Wayne Dyer than any other author
- I have more books and e-books by Wayne Dyer than any other author
- My favorite children’s book I like to read to my son is Incredible You:10 Ways To Let Your Greatness Shine Through
- I equate PBS with Wayne Dyer because I have watched more PBS shows that he starred in than any other topic.
- Wayne is the keynote speaker that I’ve seen the most both live and via online videos.
- I don’t usually like to travel with a group and be on someone else’s time, BUUT for a moment, I did think about traveling to Europe with Wayne in one of his excursions. And I did think about going on a cruise with him and some other Hay House authors.
- Weirdly enough, I was in the most beautiful Alaskan glacier, in the most beautiful morning of my life… when the cruise ship Wayne and the other Hay House authors were on was going into the glacier as our cruise ship was heading out. Which means, that Wayne literally crossed my path. 😉
My favorite Wayne Dyer Quotations
There are so many to choose from, but here are my top 5:
- You are not a human being having a spiritual experience. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience.
- When you squeeze an orange, you get orange juice because that’s what’s inside. The very same principle is true about you. When someone squeezes you -puts pressure on you-what comes out it’s what’s inside. And if you don’t like what’s inside, you can change it by changing your thoughts. – Wayne Dyer
- Whatever the question, love is the answer. – Wayne Dyer (I almost fell back when I saw that he said this. I don’t think he invented it, but you’ll see that that quotation is one of THE three primary reasons this blog was inspired. Check out the third section of my About Page. It’s great to know that we liked this phrase so much).
- You’re creating it all. Nobody else is doing it to you.
- And my favorite is “Don’t die with your music still in you” which he often shared as something he was inspired by due to a novella by Leo Tolstoy called The Death of Ivan Ilych that has the eeriest most desolate, most torso-shaking line of “What if my whole life has been wrong?”If that doesn’t whip you into shape and reminds you that life is not a dress rehearsal, I don’t know what does.
Some Close Runner Ups Are:
If you’re going to follow your bliss and make a difference in the world, you’ll soon learn that you can’t follow the herd. – Wayne Dyer
We can only give away to others what we have inside ourselves. – Wayne Dyer
No one knows enough to be a pessimist. – Wayne Dyer
If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you. – Wayne Dyer
Each place along the way is somewhere you had to be in order to be here. – Wayne Dyer
The essence of greatness is the ability to choose personal fulfillment in circumstances were others choose Madness. – Wayne Dyer
You can sit forever, lamenting how bad you’ve been, feeling guilty until your death, and not one tiny slice of that guilt will do anything to rectify past behavior. – Wayne Dyer
Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? – Wayne Dyer
In God’s eyes, no one on this planet is any better than you. – Wayne Dyer
What you think about expands. If your thoughts are centered on what’s missing, then what’s missing, by definition, will have to expand. – Wayne Dyer
Your lifetime in form is to be honored and celebrated. Go beyond your enslavement, and live fully in the now, as this is the only time you have. – Wayne Dyer
You’re here for a reason, and it’s not to hoard a lot of physical stuff. – Wayne Dyer
The universe provides abundantly when you’re in a state of gratefulness. – Wayne Dyer
All the great teachers have left a similar message: Go within, discover your invisible higher self and know God as the love that is within you. – Wayne Dyer
It’s a simple procedure to calculate the number of seeds in an apple. But who among us can every say how many apples are in a seed? – Wayne Dyer
I have a suit in my closet with the pocket cut out. It’s a reminder to me that I won’t be taking anything with me. The last suit I wear won’t need any pockets. – Wayne Dyer
Enlightenment is your ego’s greatest disappointment. – Wayne Dyer
Now It’s Your Turn:
What is your favorite thing that you enjoyed remembering about or learning about Wayne Dyer?
I’d love to hear your responses in the comments below.
Additional, But Time-Sensitive Goodies
If you’d love to watch one of Wayne Dyer’s Greatest Prides, which was his movie The Shift, you can use this link to watch it for free until September 8, 2015. If you’re reading this past this date, you can purchase your own copy of The Shift by clicking the movie title.
Also, since a lot of people around the world want to spend the month reading Dr. Wayne Dyer’s books, they have been generous enough to offer Dr. Dyer’s ebooks that were published through Hay House for $1.99. I don’t know until when this offer will be available, but if you’re barely starting your collection or if you’re finishing it, I highly recommend that you buy the ebooks. You can see if they’re available for $1.99 by clicking any of the links on this post or by any of the Hay House ebooks on this page.
Remember, you can read your ebooks by downloading the Kindle App either for iOS or Android. Or, if you don’t have a smartphone, you can read Amazon Kindle books on your computer by visiting the Kindle Cloud site.