As a Veteran myself, this has always been a special day of remembrance for me. However this year I would like to pay tribute to my brother David, the recipient of the Bronze star for his extraordinary service during the most horrific years of the Vietnam war. He writes here about an incident that changed his life forever as he held the hand of a dying soldier. Dave and I were inseparable during the first decade of our lives as we moved about through a series of foster homes. I honor you, my brother, on this day where we all convey our deepest gratitude for those who served so valiantly…I love you Dave, and I salute you on this very special day.
THE 16TH DAY OF OCTOBER
By David L. Dyer
October 28, 2014
On this past 16th day-of October my brother Wayne posted on Facebook:
“Today more than ever I seem to be immersed in an infinite state of gratitude. I was reading Emerson this morning and these words spoke to me. ‘Cultivate the habit of being grateful for everything good that comes to you and give thanks continuously because all things have contributed to your advancement. You should therefore include all things in your gratitude.’ “Yes I am grateful for all things, even those that appeared to be obstacles at the time. I encourage you to adopt this freeing attitude that my spiritual mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson reminded me on this the 76th birthday of my brother, David who traveled with me through so many early experiences that made us both better men.”
On that same 16th day of October as I entered the fourth quarter century of my life I do so with great anticipation and undying gratitude. All of the good, the bad and the indifferent have led me to where I am today. Where might that be?
Eight months ago our creative writer’s club assignment was to write about our opinion of what paradise is. I wrote in detail of how Continue Reading
On October 8th, one of my greatest role models celebrates her 88th birthday. The beautiful, vibrant, sprightly, wise, and witty Louise Hay has made it her life mission to help and encourage us all to live our best lives. Louise has been celebrating her life ever since she discovered at around 50 years old that your thoughts can change the way you experience things. Want more happiness, peace, joy, health, love, and abundance in your life? Think on these things. Louise says, “I return to the basics of life: forgiveness, courage, gratitude, love, and humor.” Using these principles in the form of Continue Reading
“Joan Borysenko is the smartest woman I’ve ever known. I urge you to drink in her wisdom.” If you don’t already know the work of Dr. Joan, you’ll find this new book a fabulous introduction. Joan is an internationally known speaker in integrative medicine and the mind-body connection. She has a doctorate in cell biology from Harvard Medical School and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She’s the New York Times best-selling author of many books as well as a journalist and radio personality. And, it goes without saying that she is a great person and a great friend.”
The Plant Plus Diet Solution speaks to all of us who are trying to figure out what best serves our health in today’s brave new world of genetically modified foods, escalating health crises (obesity, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer’s), and contradictory Continue Reading
When I was first introduced to the mysterious practice called “Tapping” or E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique), I was very much in need of some new tools for feeling better fast. I met Nick Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution and creator and executive producer of the hit documentary film of the same name, at just the right time—because, of course, there are no accidents! As I always say to you and to myself, be open to everything and attached to nothing. Put away your skepticism and give tapping a try.
Here’s a quote I love from 18th century mystical poet, William Blake: “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” Those of a certain age, like me, will remember the words “doors of perception” as a catch-phrase of the 1960s. First, British author Aldous Huxley borrowed The Doors of Perception as the title for a brief book he wrote in 1954, detailing his experiences when taking the Continue Reading
I enjoyed a blast from the past in June when my 1998 public television special “How to Get What You Really, Really, Really, Really Want” appeared among the films and videos available to view during the 2014 Hay House World Summit. It was fun to see the family scenes included in the footage, when my kids were little and I had a bit more hair! Time has moved on since those days, but the timeless message of learning to align with Continue Reading
You have probably seen my dear friend, Immaculée Ilibagiza, at one of my speaking events or on one of my public television shows. She spoke at my Divine Love seminar earlier this year and will be joining me for the I Am Light event January 24th-25th on Maui and a cruise to the Holy Land in October 2015. This month her book on the saving power of prayer, The Rosary, will be released in paperback. Immaculée is awe-inspiring, and I thought I would share with you this story from my Foreword to her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust:
The very first moment we met, I knew in an absolute flash of insight that Continue Reading
Many of my fans, friends, and family members have now responded to my Facebook post about children’s amazing ability to remember their time before birth. It began with a conversation I had with my personal assistant here on Maui, Dee Garnes. Nineteenth century British poet, William Wordsworth, expressed the idea that we gradually lose our intimate knowledge of heaven as we grow up. In his poem “Intimations of Immortality,” he says that “our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting” of our previous heavenly existence. “Trailing clouds of glory do we come/From God who is our home:/Heaven lies about us in our infancy,” says Wordsworth.
Dee and I talked about how the ones who know the most about God are those who have just recently been wrapped in the arms of the Divine, our infants and toddlers. Here is what Dee sent me regarding a conversation she had with her young son Marcus, a little boy I Continue Reading
Consider that all human beings have within them the same essence of consciousness, and that the process of creativity and genius are attributes of human consciousness. Therefore, genius is a potential that lives within you and every other human being. Many people never get acquainted with this inner world of their personal genius. I’d like you to consider what may seem like a radical idea: Genius can show up in as many ways as there are Continue Reading
There is an extraordinary gentleman on the planet by the name of John of God. I recently had the most amazing experience with him. I sought his help for a second time for my excruciating neck pain that first arose just before the taping of my newest Public Television special, I Can See Clearly Now.
This healing took place remotely while John of God was at his home base in Brazil and I was in my hotel room in Carlsbad.
My friend Reid Tracy came to visit me just after my “spiritual surgery.” He was astonished to find a large scar on the back of my neck. Two weeks later, the scar was Continue Reading
It is April 1976, and I’m renting a house on Kime Avenue in West Babylon, New York. I’m continuing with my busy private counseling practice, along with my professional teaching duties at St. John’s University. I am also 100 percent determined that I’ll bring the message of Your Erroneous Zones to the world.
I’ve purchased 2,000 copies, which represents approximately one-third of the entire first printing, directly from the publisher. A few blocks from my home I’ve noticed a radio station’s call letters on the building: WBAB. I have no idea what kind of a format this station broadcasts, so I walk over one Friday afternoon and give the receptionist a copy of Your Erroneous Zones. I tell her Continue Reading