“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”
“Love is co-operation rather than competition.”
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
“When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace.” – Wayne Dyer
I was not going to post the stream this week as Julia and I are up with my family up in the finger lakes of Ithica New York. We are having a fabulous time but once I heard that Wayne Dyer passed on Saturday I felt I wanted to celebrate his life or as he would say, his parenthesis in eternity.
He often said that he imagined him and his dad discussing what they wanted to do in this lifetime just before they were born. He imagined his dad saying he wanted to teach one person about forgiveness, so he was a terrible scoundrel. Wayne said he wanted to teach people about becoming self sufficient so he started off in an orphanage. When his mom came home with a new baby, his dad had taken all of their money and his mom’s jewelry to move in with another woman. His mom had to put him and his siblings into an orphanage while she saved money to retrieve them.
When Wayne was going into the military his uncle gave him The life and death of Ivan Ilych by Tolstoy. That book ends with a man realizing on his deathbed that his whole life had been a failure because he had put his attention on the wrong things. Wayne realized he didn’t want to die with his music still in him. He went on an odyssey to find his father. He found his grave and instead of getting to beat him up, which was his fantasy, he forgave him. Immediately, he checked into a hotel and wrote Your Erroneous Zones, which made him a famous author. From there he grew spiritually and dedicated himself to becoming a hub, connecting people to wonderful sources of healing motivating wisdom.
He turned me on to the teachings of Patanjali, Carl Jung’s four stages of man, Nikos Kazantzakis’ book of Saint Francis, among other great teachings. Besides authoring 40 books of his own, he discovered and promoted scores of books, authors and speakers including “The Legend of Bagger Vance” and Immaculée Ilibagiza.
He would say that he worked hard to provide people with tools so they could improve their lives without looking to him as a guru. He admitted he was not by any means perfect and had would point out his faults with humor and poignant reflection.
Regardless of his short comings, he continuously helped people and made the distinction between good and evil and low and slow and high and fast vibrations. On the low and slow side of the spectrum are negativity and disease. On the other end, health, enlightenment and manifestation of our dreams.
He was a pioneer of motivation and matching your intention and energy with what you want to bring into your life.
I for one am grateful to Wayne for inspiring me to start writing and sharing the Stream of Light, for connecting me to greater possibilities and for broadening my perspective of the wealth of resources available to us.
May we invite in what we want to see this week and match up to it internally.