I have been absent from the web for months. Life happens. Family stuff, personal stuff, health issues, life transitions. It doesn’t matter what the story is. The details are irrelevant. Everybody has stuff. The choice each of us has is how we react and how we choose to go on.
The passing of Dr. Wayne Dyer really saddened me. I had been an admirer and student of his work since seeing Dr. Dyer on the Tonight Show promoting Your Erroneous Zones. I watched his PBS specials too many times to count. I saw him in person at Whole Life Expos and several other conferences. Books, radio shows, interviews, I grew as his work evolved. I had the privilege to speak with him after one of his talks. It was the early 90’s and I was a stay at home Mom with two severely developmentally delayed post-institutionalized sons. We talked and I thanked him for his work because it had made me a better mother. He was touched, we connected.
He was one of the first ‘celebrity’ teachers in the New Age movement. Looking over the body of his work, you can see his spiritual deepening. He served as a bridge to the masses. He brought spirituality and co-creative consciousness to everyday people. He grounded “woo-woo” enough to normalize it for mainstream thinking.
His passing now, just as we are reaching critical mass for shifting consciousness, is significant. I believe the age of the Guru is ending. Dr. Dyer said it himself, using guru as an acronym for “God You Are You” to say that we have the wisdom, knowledge and everything we need inside ourselves.
Yes many of us will continue to write, share what we have learned or perhaps remembered, but this will serve as modeling for everyone to do the same. Each of us came into this world with a gift, a talent, a message, a task. It is time to do the work and share it with the world. We don’t have to do everything, we each just need to do our part and when we all do our parts, everything will be done.
Stop looking for the answer in others. Teachers are great, but no one is ‘the’ teacher, no one has ‘the’ answer. We are ALL teachers. We are ALL students. We are all in process. Right now, my process is to commit to writing and sharing.
Today is the beginning of a 30 day Heal My Voice writing group. Setting the intention and building the energy within the group to support each other, we each begin by going within and discovering what is ready to be known, explored. Some discoveries can be understood and released. At times I have chosen to acknowledge and coexist with what is there, learning that feeling the feeling transforms it.
Today and every day, we get to choose to carry on as usual or take action, do the work, live the lives we truly want. If you want support in doing you work, both inner work and your work in the world, it’s not too late to join the Heal My Voice group.