Elevated Existence Remembers Dr. Wayne Dyer

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.

WayneWDyer“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.”

memoriesBefore 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.

Dr. Wayne Dyer Explains New Book “Wishes Fulfilled”

As part of Elevated Existence’s December 2011 issue cover story, we asked Dr. Wayne Dyer about his latest book, “Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting,” which is now available and climbing The New York Times bestseller list.

Dyer explains the book, and where its inspiration came from below.

EE: Tell us about your new book “Wishes Fulfilled.” What is it about?

Dyer: “Wishes Fulfilled” is really based upon the teachings of three people – Neville Goddard, who passed away in 1972 and lectured back in the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s; U.S. Andersen, who wrote “Three Magic Words;” and the teachings of the “I Am Discourses” of St. Germaine. It’s really a combination of all of those, and it’s the recognition that everything that now exists was once imagined. If you look around at everything you see, it was once imagined. It was once a thought in somebody’s mind and then it hardened into a fact.

The No. 1 principle is that if you would like to be able to create something, you must first be able to imagine it, because everything that is created is first imagined. But that’s just the intellectual part of it. To understand something intellectually, you intellectualize about it, concentrate on it, come up with formulas about it, read books about it, hear other people’s opinions, and deduce things. You apply deductive reasoning, and then you come to a conclusion intellectually. But to understand something spiritually, you must experience it, and the only way you can experience it is to become it.

So the practice of “I am” is to be able to assume the feeling of the wish already fulfilled. You do this with whatever it is you would like to attract into your life, whatever kind of person you would like to be or whatever you would like to manifest, as long as it’s aligned with source energy or God, and doesn’t interfere with anybody else’s right to do the same. You must be able to not only live from that place, but also be able to feel it, and that means feel it in your body and literally experience it.

Somewhere in the Bible, it says, “He called things that do not exist, exist they did,” speaking about God and speaking about the highest place within ourselves. You have to be able to look at the world, ignore what your five senses tell you, and realize that the great truths are in the mysterious and the invisible. And also be able to place it into your imagination.

In the Old Testament, in the Book of Joel, it says, “The weak say I am strong.” You must be able to say I am strong, and to feel that, and assume the feeling of that wish fulfilled, and never allow anything to take your attention away from what it is you would like to attract into your life, like someone telling you it can’t happen, or it’s not possible, or even what your senses tell you. Don’t slip into, “It’s not happening fast enough. I want it to come now,” and so on. You just have to be willing to ignore all of that and know that what you are imagining is your reality, and it will harden into a fact within divine time, as long as you don’t allow yourself to say, “Oh this isn’t going to work” or to put doubt into it.

That is where almost everybody falls down. They say, “I am strong,” and then they look at themselves and say, “I am sick.” You have to be able to say, “I am well,” regardless of what the monitor says, and what your doctor tells you, and even what your senses tell you.

You have to live from that place. You cannot harden it into a fact until you’re able to live from that inner place.