On August 30, 2015, bestselling author and beloved spiritual teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away. Although he was public with his struggle with leukemia, and despite other online reports, Dyer was the healthiest he had been in years, keeping a very active schedule — he had just returned from Australia and New Zealand where he lectured in front of thousands of people. His death was officially attributed to heart failure.
In a recent Facebook post, his daughter Saje Dyer wrote:
“I am so proud and awed to announce that after the autopsy that was performed on my Dad to discover the cause of death, we were told that there was absolutely no trace of Leukemia. When he was diagnosed with Leukemia we were told that this particular type was incurable. However he always believed that he had cured himself through spiritual healings and positive belief. This is confirmation that everything he said and believed was true. Many people have been saying that he should have treated his Leukemia and that he would probably still be alive today had he done so. Please spread the word that this is not the case because I feel it is an insult to his memory and to his life’s work to say that he passed away due to his Leukemia.”
In December 2011, Elevated Existence honored Dyer, with the annual Elevated Existence Spiritual Service Award, for all the work he had done to inspire, elevate and shift the awareness of others to a higher consciousness. As part of the award, the magazine featured an exclusive interview with Dyer as its cover story that month. (Download our new “Best of Issue” FREE to read the full interview).
During the interview, Elevated Existence founder, Tammy Mastroberte, asked Dyer: “You have been called “The Father of Motivation,” and people look up to you. In many ways they view you as untouchable, as if nothing bad can ever happen to you. When you found out about the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, how did you deal with it? And how do you deal with the public who, I believe, sometimes forgets you are a human being like everyone else?”
“I’ve never said that if you follow what I say that you’re never going to die because everything that shows up in the physical world, leaves,” he said in response. “The question isn’t whether you’re going to be sick or have disease, the question is how do you live your life every day. I think if you live it from a place of recognizing that at the highest place within you, you are God, then you can’t have anything better than that.
Dyer also spoke about the movie “My Greatest Teacher,” based on a defining moment in his life where he visits the grave of his father who had abandoned as a young boy. At the grave, which he visited with the intention of unleashing all his anger and hatred, he found himself overcome with inexplicable feelings of love and forgiveness, and he credited this experience for changing the course of his life.
“The reason it was a turning point in my life is, right after I left my father’s grave in August, 1974, I rented a motel room and wrote a book called, “Your Erroneous Zones” in 14 days from beginning to end. I just handwrote the whole thing, and it went on to become a worldwide best-seller, and still is to this day,” he told Elevated Existence. “Everything in my life changed after that because I got the rage out of my heart, and I filled it with love. I sent love to this man who I previously had always sent hatred towards, and when you fill yourself with love, you become aligned with your source. You become aligned with God, and that alignment is what I think made all the shifts in my life.”
The date of the visit to his father’s grave was August 30, 1974. On the exact same day, 41 years later, Dyer passed on.
“In order to change, in order to elevate your consciousness, which your magazine talks about, you have to change things that you’ve come to believe are true, and really understand that the highest place within yourself is God. That’s who you are,” he told Elevated Existence in that 2011 interview. “So if you change the way you think, if you literally change the way you process the world to be love, your subconscious mind will begin to align with the one subconscious mind that we are all connected to, and you’ll start seeing those things show up for you. It has to work that way. I think a lot of people get caught up with having money show up, and greed and so on, and it’s not about any of that. it’s about love. Pure love.”
Before passing, Dyer had returned to Maui to spend time with his family before the launch of his newest book “Memories of Heaven: Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth,” which is set to be released in October of this year.
Click here to watch a video of Wayne Dyer’s last lecture before he passed away, where he spoke about the book!
“When I asked Dr. Dyer what the favorite part of his work was so far during that 2011 interview, he told me it was how his work changed people’s lives,” said Mastroberte. “Even though he has left his physical body, I know his spirit lives on, and will continue changing lives for many years to come.”
“Just knowing that your making a difference in the lives of other people is the most gracious, fun-filled, love experience that you can have,” he said in the interview.