I’m a few days late in writing this post, but as most of you may already know, internationally renowned author, speaker and pioneer in the field of self-development, Dr Wayne Dyer passed last week on August 29th in his Maui home. Affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans, Dyer wrote more than 40 books (21 of which became New York Times bestsellers), created numerous audio programs and videos and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. (I first saw him on Oprah’s Super Soul Sundays because I’m obsessed with that program). His first book, Your Erroneous Zones, sold over 35 million copies to date. His genuine care for others is evident in his body of work, and in his philanthropy. I became familiar with him more recently, after embarking on my own healing journey and have read a few of his works. My dear friend and mentor Linda informed me that his movie “The Shift,” is also being shown free of charge right now in honor of his passing, so I wanted to share the info with you all as well. I’m going to watch it tonight myself…. Click here to access the movie.
Dr. Wayne Dyer spearheaded the “self-help” era, inspiring and encouraging people to step into their own personal power and healing capacities. As an individual fighting cancer, I of course was most fascinated by his own experience with cancer. Dyer was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago. In an interview, Dyer said he’d begun looking at the illness as “just the body’s way of responding to, perhaps, psychological traumas, you know, from failed relationships in the past, or whatever it is, and that the body just always knows what it’s doing – and the body is perfect.” Dyer later claimed that he had treated the cancer with positive thinking and psychic surgery, a process he detailed in a two-hour interview with Oprah.
When he passed last week, most media outlets noted leukemia as his cause of death . However, as it turns out, this was not the case. His autopsy revealed something much different. A statement posted by his daughter a couple of days ago on the official Wayne Dyer Facebook page explains that Dr. Dyer was diagnosed with leukemia but was able to eliminate it from his body before his passing. I was fascinated by this which is really what inspired me to write this post. Check out the Facebook post from his daughter below:
No cancer! I found this to be so inspiring and I hope you do as well. This is yet another example of the body’s innate ability to heal. We all have our own unique healing processes but I believe the mind plays a tremendous role in ALL of our healing journeys. The body achieves what the mind believes. Dr Wayne Dyer will be remembered as someone who pioneered spiritual self-help theories and positive thinking for healing…. his own life exemplifies the true healing powers of positive thinking.
“Everything that shows up in our lives has something to teach us. Be content. Know that whatever comes along, you can handle it and grow from it.” – Wayne Dyer