A few weeks ago I blogged about the death of spiritual guru, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, and of his importance to my life. Without his influence on me via his PBS special back in 2001, my life would be vastly different. I cannot stress enough how much his work and example have altered me for the better. And after August 29, 2015, I fully expected that his direct influence on our lives had come to an end. That said, since his death there have been no less than four significant developments in the man’s legacy that are worthy of attention.
The first came from the family in the form of an autopsy report. Wayne had been diagnosed with leukemia back in 2009. Rather than accept the all too seemingly natural course of a debilitating cancer, he opted for a highly controversial treatment – psychic surgery performed remotely by the Brazilian mystic, John of God. Wayne recounted his experience with the procedure numerous times, acknowledged his own skepticism and gradual conversion to belief, and ultimately claimed that he had been cured by the suspect treatment. The autopsy report miraculously bore him out. Cause of death was a heart attack – there was no trace of cancer found in his body at the time of death.
The second notable occurrence was recounted in a letter from Hay House president, Reid Tracy. In a prepared statement released to Facebook, Reid made his readers aware that August 30 was actually Wayne’s day of greatest significance. On August 30, 1974 Wayne, after years of searching, discovered his father’s grave on the grounds of a private hotel and, after hours of emotional release, forgave his father and determined to send him love thereafter. Within two weeks he wrote his groundbreaking bestseller, Your Erroneous Zones, and his life was forever changed. Wayne considered the confrontation and subsequent resolution with his father to be the turning point in his life. Dying in the middle of the night, between August 29 and August 30, Wayne died on the anniversary of his reunion and reconciliation with his father; his special day forever memorialized by his own passing.
The third event was the publication, also to Facebook, of a photo taken by daughter Serena after the spreading of Wayne’s ashes off the shores of Maui. As the sun hits the water in the photo, Wayne’s face is clearly visible amidst the ripples. The family has taken it as a sign of Wayne’s peace and happiness with his passing. The rest of his admirers are just astounded that this man continues to send examples of his teachings from the beyond.
Lastly, Wayne’s final published book I Can See Clearly Now was a personal memoir of episodes from his own life and lessons that he drew from each episode. It would have seemed to be a fitting tribute and end to a legacy of more than 40 books. However, Amazon is already taking orders for the next to be published Wayne Dyer book – a collaboration with Dee Garnes of children’s recollections of the beyond called Memories of Heaven. It would seem that even though Wayne has passed he still has more to say. How appropriate that his next/last? book will be focused on the afterlife. Did he go there to collect more information for forthcoming installments? Will he be channeled like Abraham through Esther Hicks? Will his children carry on his legacy with guidance from him in some as of yet undetermined way? If there’s one thing fourteen years of putting my faith in the guidance of Wayne Dyer has taught me, it’s that we probably haven’t heard the last of him, even in death.
And you know what? That’s just fine with me. I need all the help I can get.
Much love, Wayne.