Dr. Wayne Dyer changed my life


I met Wayne Dyer in the middle of a shitstorm.

I am almost finished Dr. Dyer’s last book, I Can See Clearly Now.  As I read the final entries, written in his personal vernacular, I am once again struck by how much this man (whom I did not have the privilege of meeting in this life) impacted my life.

In honor of his passing, his publishing company, Hay House, has offered many of his books for a reduced price until Sept 30, 2015..  I bought this e-book for Kindle, for $1.99.  I highly recommend you download at least one of Wayne’s books today.

As I continue to read this wonderfully honest and inspiring book, I can hear Wayne applauding from the wings . . . because, truly, Wayne Dyer was an Earth Angel who now has a whole new ability to influence and inspire!  He offered his personal influence and fame to others on a regular basis in order to promote and encourage and inspire.

From the time he was a child, this man exhibited a will, a passion and an enthusiasm for life that is deeply and profoundly inspiring.  I am smiling at how many books he had “devoured” and how many people he loved in his earthly life.  I can see him on his PBS specials (raising $200 million for Public Broadcasting, btw), in his wonderfully jaunty cap, presenting yet another individual who had inspired his life – with sparkling eyes and the joyful excitement that one mostly sees in young children.

I had not, as yet, shed a tear for this wonderful teacher . . . but as I see him in my mind’s eye they are now filled to overflowing with emotion.  It is spilling out onto my cheeks.  I will, truly, miss his bright presence in this world.

INSPIRE . . . That is a word that I generally reserve for the wellspring of creativity from which I gratefully drink.  Wayne, my friend, you were and will continue to be, a profound channel for inspiration. . . for me and for many generations to come.

It was through Wayne Dyer that I was introduced to the works of Neville Goddard and Lao Tzu.  I now have a copy of the I Ching because of Wayne Dyer.  I have rejoiced in the works of St. Francis, Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Henry David Thoreau, and countless other wonderful teachers and philosophers, through Dr. Wayne Dyer.

I grew up in a place where it seemed that dreamers were not valued or understood.  I walked (and still do!) to the beat of a different drummer.  I have always honored and respected the traditional outlook on life and the practice of religion, but it was not for me.  Many years ago I took the road less traveled, as Robert Frost so eloquently stated… and found a kindred soul in Dr. Wayne Dyer.  He, like me, loved that poem.

It was through my voracious appetite for reading and discovery that I learned about the world’s religions – about Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Sufism, Hinduism and Aboriginal traditions, among many others.

It was through Wayne Dyer’s reference to A Course In Miracles that I felt inspired to ask my mother for it for Christmas.

It changed my life.  That shitstorm to which I was referring was gathering energy and I didn’t know it at the time but I was being guided to prepare.

I credit Wayne Dyer for my learning to live according to the wisdom that I found in A Course In Miracles.  This coming Christmas it will be 16 years since I was gifted with the “blue book” and I am so truly grateful for his prompting.

In his lovingly written autobiography, I Can See Clearly Now, Wayne makes reference to many synchronicities and beautiful “coincidences” that became woven into the fabric of his life.  People who showed up at just the right time…books that fell into his lap at the perfect moment…teachers whose wisdom was imparted to him in just the nick of time …and moments so magical he was inspired to title his work on the subject, Real Magic.

I can see clearly now  🙂  that it was by Wayne’s example of always reading a loving reason into the events of his life (the good and the not-so-good) that I learned to view those moments with grace and acceptance when they inevitably showed up in mine.   This philosophy of always expecting and accepting a miracle has helped me through some truly dark times.

I totally understand his perpetual urge to read and learn and to write and share what he discovered – it is only through sharing that we can truly know that which is ours.  Wayne Dyer knew at a very young age that he was meant to be a teacher – and his desire to inspire the world is his legacy to the world, chronicled in his extensive library of work.

You only have to stop and take a breath and read his wise words.  And, if the Spirit moves you, to pass on what you have learned, in his memory.

I had been reading Dr. Dyer’s work for many years, but it was only in 2012 when I read Wishes Fulfilled that I truly “got it.”  It was through Wayne that I now understand how to manifest my dreams, how to make them truly happen.

I am a singer/songwriter and author.  In the past three years I have decided to take my music to a professional level, as well as to write books.

I don’t know exactly how that will happen, but, like in A Field Of Dreams I am building it, and I know they will come.  Like Wayne, who let Inspiration lead him, I am letting go of any outcome and am super excited to see what transpires!  So far, the results have been delightful!

My spiritual evolution has been very much impacted by this great man.  He writes with such gratitude for the wonderful Master Teachers who graced his life, like Lao Tzu, Jesus, the Buddha, and many contemporary masters who impacted his thoughts and actions during his lifetime.

I have to now add another Master Teacher to my list…DR. WAYNE DYER.  Thank you, sir, for your wisdom.

Here is where we may feel compelled to say Rest In Peace, but in this instance, somehow, I do not feel it is appropriate.

Wayne Dyer now is LOVE.  He is no longer a channel for peace, he is PEACE.  The image of the Spirit that he loved.

He never rested a day in his wonderful life and certainly has no need to rest in his afterlife!  He is now, truly, in his element!  He can influence the minds and thoughts of each and every person alive on this planet…and into infinity…where he always understood that he truly lived…and perpetually dared to dream.

His loving embrace can now be felt by anyone who follows his example.  I am deeply grateful for his gifts…

Bravo, my friend.  Bravo.

Update:  In the years since Wayne’s transition, his work continues to impact mine.  My latest project, An Elegant Mind’s Handbook, is due to be published in 2020.

Life is good.


Published by Paula D. Tozer

I am a writer, poet and singer/songwriter. I am a Toastmaster, motivational speaker, personal creativity coach, and workshop leader. My most sincere wish is to share my words with others, and that we both benefit from the exchange.

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