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.
But 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,