“To see a World in a Grain of Sand, and a Heaven in a wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour……….We are led to Believe a Lie, When we see not Thro the Eye, Which was Born in a Night, to perish in a Night, When the Soul Slept in Beams of Light….” By William Blake stated in “To See the World in a Grain of Sand” from Auguries of Innocence.
As I write this blog, my eyes are filled with tears for tonight I am thinking fondly of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, and I can clearly hear him reciting this poem on stage with such beauty and gentleness. I am also crying because tomorrow, May 10, 2020, would have been Dr. Wayne Dyer’s 80th birthday. But, I smile for I know that Dr. Dyer is still with us, never left us, and never will leave us. We were blessed by Dr. Dyer’s physical presence on this planet for 75 years, and we have all been blessed beyond belief that we manifested onto earth at a time when our lives intersected with Dr. Dyer’s life. We are fortunate to have been touched by such a gifted writer, author, speaker, orator, poet, husband, father, and spiritual leader among many other things. Wait a minute…… I can feel that Dr. Dyer is with me, and he is cautioning me not to label him or I will negate him. Please Dr. Dyer, forgive me but you have been such a personal blessing in my life that I can not help but to extol your many virtues!
Dr. Dyer gave us so much spiritual material that it would take one several lifetimes to digest all of his teachings and that is because I believe that Dr. Dyer was truly a spiritual master of his own kind. Dr. Dyer once said that:
“Mystical teachers and poets are always reminding us of the connectedness of everything and everyone. We must look beneath the surface and beyond appearances to grasp the unity they speak of.”
Well Dr. Dyer, himself, was and is, a mystical teacher and a poet so it is very fitting that he once said this quote. My life is forever changed and is forever enriched by Dr. Dyer’s personal intercession in my life and by the miracles that I experienced through Dr. Dyer. And in fact, the miracles still occur each and every day of my life. Dr. Dyer was world renowned and so well thought of by other spiritual masters, but he never believed in reputations and in fact, Dr. Dyer often told his audiences to become independent of the audience that one keeps and that one should be independent of the good opinion of others. Dr. Dyer surely realized the temporal nature of such things as fame and fortune. And it should not be of any surprise to anyone that Dr. Dyer literally put up the following post within a few days before he left the physical world behind:
“The last suit you wear, you don’t need any pockets.”
Dr. Dyer was keenly aware that we are spirits here on an earth merely having a human experience that is purely temporal in nature. Dr. Dyer was always aware that we should not make judgments about other people, and we should not criticize other people as he once said:
“Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.”
And so, in honor of Dr. Dyer’s birthday, or earthly birthday, I propose that we take Dr. Dyer’s suggestion literally and that for the next month, we all focus on removing all thoughts of judgments and removing all thoughts of criticism about other people. For Dr. Dyer was very wise, and he knew that we should look beyond the appearances of others and that we should instead look deeper into the souls of others and find the unity of our spiritual existence with others. And Dr. Dyer knew that all of humanity is entirely interconnected and in order to better serve the universe, we should look for opportunity to serve others and find the unity of our fellow brethren. As I close this blog, in my head, I keep hearing the song, “I Am Light” by India Arie.
When Dr. Dyer was giving his last seminars in Australia, Dr. Dyer told the audiences how much he loved the song, “I Am Light” by India Arie. He literally changed the entire name of his seminar based upon the lyrics of this song as he was so touched by the words written by India Arie in this song. Yes, Dr. Dyer manifested on earth for a specific reason, and he truly brought the light, and he still brings the light for Dr. Dyer’s soul is truly nothing other than the purest of light. It is the true innocence and purity of Dr. Dyer’s soul that I will always ponder for this gentleman showed me God.
God bless you Dr. Wayne Dyer. I will love you forever!
Karen McDonnell Hilligoss