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Dr. Dyer and drug use

bp2323

31-01-2005 18:35:58

Hi all,

Wayne has spoken and written about his overcoming alchohol use. He has also talked about dur use; however, he is very vague. He seems to imply that he has used cocaine and has now stopped.

Any insights on this point? I am not sure why I am even asking, other than he is someone I admire very much. I don't believe I would lose all respect if I found out that he was a regular drug user while he spoke about quitting drinking and other addictive habits, but I would like to know the truth behind it. Most importantly, I would be interesting in knowing the how and whys of quitting.

Thanks

Anonymous

31-01-2005 19:01:31

Hi bp2323,

I can't speak for Wayne, but I can speak for myself.

Wayne is 20 years older than me... I grew up and was a teenager in the 70's. Getting "high" was popular at the time and I did it alot! Somehow, I managed to complete high school and move on to college where my drinking, druging and smoking lead me to a place where most people wouldn't want to be. I was kicked out of the college I attended for not showing up even long enough to drop the classes - duh! In a nutshell, I was a very irresponsible individual and my parents had nothing to do with my addictions. I owned those problems all by myself. I ended up joining the US Navy and since I was kinda smart, I became an Electronics Warfare Technician/Operator on board a Guided Missle Destroyer for several years. I still drank and used some drugs that couldn't be detected by urine samples [LSD, and some other powerful none narcotics]. Yes, I was fool playing a fools game. Two years after I left the military. I got busted for a DUI - yep, I had it coming! I decided at that time that I'd really had enough of the drinking and druging, and I was able to quit them and I'm thankful I didn't need rehab or other help to get off the stuff. I did have to quit seeing the people I hung out with - they were the ones supplying the stuff or knew where to get it... I dropped them all, all my so called friends. Got off the booze and the dope [pot, LSD, some speed and I liked magic mushrooms too]. I've been out of that loop now for 18 years or more... and even quit smoking cigarettes 4 years ago. I feel GOOD now and have no desire to go back to that kind of behavior.

I hope that helps....

It's like what the ring was doing to Frodo in the Lord of the Rings... the more he used the ring, the heavier the burden became. The harder it was to stop using the ring and destroy it. Be aware - those things are addictions just waiting for an addictive behavior to perform with.

With peace................

bp2323

31-01-2005 19:07:21

Thanks so much for the reply and sharing your experience. That is a pretty inspirational turnaround. Good luck in your future!

Anonymous

31-01-2005 19:35:30

Your welcome...

Good luck to you - drugs need to be used responsibly... some drugs need to be avoided altogether - at least for me. Be careful and cautious because those that are dealing drugs are not your friends - yep, it took me a while to figure out that they are my friend as long as I keep buying from them. That's all they wanted from me.

They use people just like the drugs they deal...

Be careful.

jcblanco22

01-02-2005 10:32:16

Hi all,

Wayne has spoken and written about his overcoming alchohol use. He has also talked about dur use; however, he is very vague. He seems to imply that he has used cocaine and has now stopped.

Any insights on this point? I am not sure why I am even asking, other than he is someone I admire very much. I don't believe I would lose all respect if I found out that he was a regular drug user while he spoke about quitting drinking and other addictive habits, but I would like to know the truth behind it. Most importantly, I would be interesting in knowing the how and whys of quitting.

Thanks

bp, I too have gathered from his writings that cocaine is that drug he keeps alluding to. However, he is referring to the 1970s, before he ever began his spiritual transformation. These are the years of "How To Be A No-Limit Person" and "Your Erroneous Zones" that he's referring to when he talks about those times.

Anonymous

08-04-2005 14:49:28

Having experimented with substances myself and having seen them take my older brother into realms that are unspeakable I have derived this opinion; as of a year and a month ago my brother was a crysal meth addict in the worst way. Not only meth but anything he could find!! Although we were at a time of differences I watched his life slipping away at a distance. Once his experience with drugs bottomed out (all of his stuff was pawned for "fix" money, no one to lend him the money, and not desiring to end up in jail) he reached up with his last hope and I was there!!! Intending to clean up made it possible! We moved in together. Although he remained clean of all hard substances we both enjoyed marijuana to an extreme. My mind set was always negative and I manifested negativity in most aspects of my life. I met a customer at work who was in a very different realm in our world. Desiring to find what made him so different I ended up asking him. He gave me "The Power Of Intentions" CD set by Wayne Dyer. That was about three months ago. My brother and I were mezmerized by these concepts... we made them a reality in our lives!!! Now we love being clear minded.. we feel higher on life than any drug could make us feel. In my opinion Dr. Dyer lets people find these certain instances for themselves. The cool thing is once you look at things different and they change you wont desire seeing them in that negative light you may have once manifested previously. Its never too late. We were able to grasp these concepts at 21 and 24... Thanks Dr. Dyer, Love and Peace

Anonymous

11-04-2005 19:12:51

Most of us have probably seen the "Fellowship of the Rings" movies or read the novels. Frodo Baggins is on a journey to distroy a ring - the one ring that rules them all. There is a catch... at times, he uses the ring not knowing the enormouse power it has other than it makes him invisible. At the same time, the more he uses the ring - the harder it is to not use it and the burden/it's weights becomes a heavy load, almost more than he can bear. His thinking becomes unreasonable and he begins to suspect everyone - even those that are trying to help him in his conquest.

Addictions are like the one ring that rules them all. The more you use it, the more difficult it becomes to not use it. The more it's usage has a hold of the user. The more it distorts/skews ones view or outlook of the world and the things understood to be happening around us... we begin to live in that hostile world and move further from cleansing that link to intention.

I was a teenager in the 70's and experimented with drugs alot. Thankfully, I no longer find it necessary to continue that behavior. When there is something in your life holding you back - why not let it go and be free of it - then move on.... challenges await, be ready for them.

With peace............

wizdumb

15-04-2005 12:57:50

Very nicely put my friend.


There are some very intellectual and spiritual persons, in that RING..........

Carlos Castenada
Huston Smith
Alan Watts
Richard Alpert

just to name a few..( new agers) oops

marcmuff

23-05-2005 00:39:55

The first (and only) time I recall him writing about his drug addiction is in his book "You're Sacred Self" (Chapter 6) He only refers to "other substances" (than alcohol), not exactly what it was.
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