Monday, August 31, 2015

Godspeed Dr. Dyer


"Look for the blessing in all situations." - Dr. Wayne Dyer


There are heavy hearts around the world today as we learn that Dr. Dyer passed over to the other side this weekend. 
Dr. Dyer was a mentor to millions. He was a man, or as Wayne would say, a spirit who was not afraid to break out of the mould. He encouraged the rest of us to not die with our music still inside of us either.

I discovered Dr. Dyer late one sleepless night on a 2004 PBS special, The Power of Intention. It was just weeks after my father had passed and I was struggling with loss. 
Dr. Dyer's message came through loud and clear, and it profoundly helped me to heal and understand. The message was: we are all spirits having a human experience, not humans having a spiritual experience. He said life is just a pause in between the parenthesis, our spirits never die. That message was the lighthouse that guided me through the fog.

I recently learned that Dr. Dyer wrote, The Power of Intention, while he was battling a deep depression after him and his wife of 20 years separated. Writing the book pulled him out of the depression and it would go on to help millions who were struggling with their own losses. Incredible.

I've studied every book written by Dr. Dyer, watched every PBS special and had the opportunity to see him speak live at the Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver. His loving presence filled the room and beyond. He said when he sat down to write he would just let the Divine write through him. This evident by his manuscripts.

Dr. Dyer wrote extensively on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, a prayer that carries us through our darkest times. The last line of the prayer reads: It is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Dr. Dyer has returned to eternal life.

I love you Dr. Dyer, thank you for stepping out of the mould, thank you for sharing your gifts.


The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;


where there is injury, pardon;


where there is doubt, faith;


where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; 

to be understood as to understand; 
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive; 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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