Wayne Dyer: Your Light Will Never Leave Us

My friend sent me a text last night saying simply, “Wayne Dyer has died.” I couldn’t believe it. I called her, almost as if maybe she was wrong. I felt so shocked, sad and bereft. This couldn’t be. I just saw Wayne a couple of years ago. He seemed to have beaten his illness. He looked as robust as ever. He was back running again. There had to be a mistake.
11947410_10153654403531030_1467127036799087093_nBut it wasn’t. Wayne was gone. A look at his Facebook page confirmed it: “Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night,” his family announced. “He always said he couldn’t wait for this next adventure to begin and had no fear of dying.”

Wayne Dyer has always been a great inspirational force in my life. I felt a connection to him, as so many people did, and felt that he would really relate to my book Life Shift. I remember standing in line after hearing him speak at a Hay House event in 2004. I introduced myself as the woman who gave birth earlier that year to twins at 57, and asked him if he would read the galleys.

To my surprise and delight, he contacted me the very next day and said he loved the book! I asked for an endorsement and he graciously said “I will.” It meant the world to me.

My admiration for Wayne – a teacher, motivator, healer and friend to so many – just grew over the years. He was there for me at many different times in my life. Once, over the holidays, I called him during a hectic moment; he was in the middle of having furniture delivered. But he still took the time to chat with me. I told him how I listened to his series “Divine Love’ every day and that he was a major positive force in my life and the lives of my now nearly 11-year-old twins. My son Gian always asks me to play “Uncle” Wayne’s CDs, and Francesca always loved to hear them as well. Wayne was part of our spiritual family.

I’m slowly coming to terms that he’s no longer with us on the physical plane. His voice will be missed but his heartfelt message of “you can do it, live your dreams” and his reminder about the importance of the power of intention will live on and on. We will all miss your physical presence, Wayne, but your light will never leave us. Thank you for being who you are and will always be.

My love and blessings,

Aleta

6 Comments
  1. Wayne
    Was very sad when I heard the news. Yes, there were many ways I felt I was traveling a path parallel to the one he was on … or at least a path that intersected

    However, was quite upset to hear him blog that we are not our physical bodies and should not identify with that physical body. This included a show on PBS where he lectured that we can heal ourselves through the soul. To that, he included Depak and John of God as evidence of how well he was doing.

    He was not doing well, he did not do well. And he misled many of his “troupers” And I was surprised that PBS allowed him to lecture on that view of medicine.

    It was clear that Wayne needed to do a detox as we all know. He had also been taking care of Ram Dass who has been a paraplegic who after his stroke admitted that he should have taken better care of his body

    It is important that we who are doing the physical work “down here” make it known that many spiritualists who do not understand the importance of grounded health work, and who preach otherwise and give misinformation on matters of health are challenged and exposed.

    What is bothersome is that Wayne, while he was living, did not preach the truth of his condition and that there were problems with his teachings and his thinking. This dishonesty to the “end” is more than troubling

  2. Fly in PEACE, Wayne Dyer, no need to rest for your Spirit had more love and more wisdom than any tired human…you gained in Positive energy with each day, and inspired me with your first seminal book, “Your Erroneous Zones,” 4 decades ago…..here’s to all of us growing in wisdom, love, empathy and gratitude a little more each day…you treated me like an old friend when we met in Kansas City at the Unity Church on the Plaza, and your kindness and your capacity to help us transcend ego and taste the endless fruit of the Spirit touches and strengthens my heart. God Bless you, my amazing friend. We will meet again in Spirit and I look forward to all you will have to share from your next adventure. Proverbs 27:17
    Amen
    your friend with Frase and Kelly, Nick

  3. Fly in PEACE, Wayne Dyer, no need to rest for your Spirit had more love and more wisdom than any tired human…you gained in Positive energy with each day, and inspired me with your first seminal book, “Your Erroneous Zones,” 4 decades ago…..here’s to all of us growing in wisdom, love, empathy and gratitude a little more each day…you treated me like an old friend when we met in Kansas City at the Unity Church on the Plaza, and your kindness and your capacity to help us transcend ego and taste the endless fruit of the Spirit touches and strengthens my heart. God Bless you, my amazing friend. We will meet again in Spirit and I look forward to all you will have to share from your next adventure. Proverbs 27:17
    Amen

  4. Aleta …that was the most endearing post…

    Yes,…… day 3 , and i too am integrating the news that one of great Fatherly pillars of my spiritual growth evolution, has left the planet!
    I like many have been taken by surprise ….and thats a teaching right there, about the present moment and
    appreciating every second we have here!!
    I am still reveling in his magnificent yet practical quotes of wisdom, that i have used as mantra to reinforce the good directions , and positive personal responsibility in shaping my life.

    His book The power of Intention was ,and is still important to my decisions, and reminds me of my personal force
    to create when i may have moments that i lose my faith .

    I did meet Dr Wayne on Maui ..about 10 years ago during a period of great faith i had .I was creating a new chapter ..
    in my life and exploring maui …..i helped a woman with cancer for a couple days just spontaneously …and she asked me to come see Dr Wayne speak …and she was a friend of his and introduced me after.

    My only regret …is what Dr Wayne often taught ….
    I regret only that i relapsed into personal practicality and doubt about fully moving to Maui !!!( my intention!!)

    I just days before he died ,kept thinking about him…and his books, teachings…when a friend invited me to visit her on Maui ….i thought oh yeah Dr. Wayne and my inspirational teachers are there…..maybe i need to return and reconnect with all that good energy …
    and boom !!1 hes gone !!
    Inspired , seeing his light , his voice and presence smiling , SMILING BIG…..and i reallly belive Dr Wayne
    wants me to fully go for it…LIVE ALOHA, MY PASSIONS, DREAMS and HEART!!

    Big Aloha, and Many Mahalos Dr Wayne !!!!xoxoox

  5. P.S….
    Our Spiritual path is ours , and only we are in the know as to whats true for us…..
    and i read a comment above that was very judgemental about Dr Wayne and his health ….and sort of implying that Dr Wayne is dead from his lack of health focus , lack of something , lack of xyz .
    Truth is…
    only Dr Wayne knows when his time was near….
    and when his music had been given to Earth …and when
    he was complete here .

    not for us to judge who is doing what , or leaving when ..on THEIR spiritual journey .

    So i will close with 2 quotes from Dr Wayne
    !. When you judge another you do not define them…you define yourself”
    2. Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change”

  6. Dearest Aleta,
    Yes I remember when that happened.
    Some of us are extra blessed with who our paths cross, and if we reach out or not.
    Thank you for sharing from your heart.
    Love, Janna

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