There are many people in my life who I’ve turned to for guidance to make sense of life’s journey and how to best deal with its ups and downs.
I treasure their wisdom and how they’ve helped me transform my life.
But, there has been one, who I’ve returned to again and again, and who has been such an instrumental figure in my life, that I’ve always felt as if he’s been a part of it in actual physical form – like a guiding father, with one hand firmly on my shoulder, whispering words of love and encouragement.
When I was going through the darkest of nights, I’d lie in bed pouring over his words. I’d pop ‘The Way of the Tao’ on my cardboard box bedside table, and drift of to sleep with a tiny spark of hope.
I can transform my life.
He helped me believe that my broken self could be repaired and that I had music within me that needed to be played. He encouraged me to leave a better legacy.
This blog would possibly not exist if it were not for him. And I would not be the person I am now.
I’ve read every one of his books, I absorb his every Facebook update, and I’ve listened to him speak live.
I mentioned recently in this post, how if I believed in the term “guru” Dr Wayne Dyer would be my male guru.
I prefer to call him a spiritual mentor, a friend I never met in person, and the light that helped me come out of the darkness.
I felt his kindness, humbleness, graciousness, love, and compassion in every note he played. He was, and in spirit still is, a remarkable gift of light.
Even these past few months, as I’ve struggled with parenting and how to master it, he’s been there for me – giving me a framework to live by, holding me to a higher ideal and helping me believe that I can do it.
I never even knew he wrote a book on parenting, but a friend in Winton told me about ‘What we really want for our children.” I only spoke in a podcast interview last week, how I wished it was given to me before my girls were born.
Actually I wish everyone, parent or not, would read it.
Again with every sentence in this book, I whisper, “Oh my God, I love this man. He shines the light.”
Just like with every book of his I’d finish I say, “OMG that is the best book I’ve ever read.” And every Facebook status, “OMG yes. I have to share that.”
I had someone tell me recently that my words and message seemed to be so in tune with what Wayne Dyer teaches. It was the greatest compliment I’ve ever received. I’m not trying to be him or copy him, I’m just a devout follower that has absorbed every word – wisdom that has helped transform the pain of my past into something more powerful.
Even when I read over his quotes now, I realise just the impact he’s subtly had on my life because I immediately think, “wow, we think the same.” lol. But, it’s just because he radiated truth so well.
I wouldn’t usually cry when someone I don’t know, a celebrity figure of sorts, dies, but I sobbed when I heard the news and the tears continue to prick randomly. I feel like I’ve lost the one person who kept holding me to the light.
I know you did not fear death Wayne, and you greeted it like you do life – gracefully, peacefully. I’m so happy you could leave in this way knowing that your work is done and you’ve helped thousands of people find their light who will continue to share your message.
I’m sad you are no longer here for me, but I’m so happy you are free to take the next adventure you were excited about.
Thank you for playing your music so beautifully.
I’ll continue to lean on your spirit when I struggle to find my own light, and I will forever let your teachings guide me to live more honestly, intentionally, and with love in my heart.
Here are a few of my favourite Wayne Dyer quotes
This is the update I shared of his from his Facebook page not too long before he passed.
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