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Wayne Dyer Article - Consulting Your Soul

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24-08-2004 05:38:19

By Wayne Dyer (July 2003)
Recently I approached a traffic light where a man stood in shabby clothes with a three-legged dog by his side. As I waited for the light to change I looked at this scene with compassion and felt an urge to contribute something. The sign he was carrying indicated that he was homeless. The people in my car commented that he was a strong young man, there were plenty of employment opportunities, and why should anyone give to people who are capable of working. They indicated a kind of mild contempt for this man soliciting funds whom they felt "should" be working. My thoughts were on him and the fact that he cared for and fed this crippled dog. I rolled down the window and gave him several dollars for which he expressed enormous gratitude.

As the companions in my car semi-scolded me for being a sucker and for enabling him to continue to be a beggar I thought of some words of Mother Teresa. "You see, in the final analysis, it is all between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway." Truly this was not between me and my friends in the car, nor was it between that homeless man and me. It was between God and me. Something inside of me urged me to extend love and a little cash to the man and his dog. That "something" was a fleeting moment of consulting my soul.

To me, spiritual and physical are not two separate dimensions of reality. I think of spiritual practice as a way of making my life work at a higher level and receiving guidance for handling my problems. The ways in which I do this involve a few simple, basic practices

Surrender is the most crucial and perhaps most difficult for me. In surrendering, my thoughts are something like this I simply do not know how to resolve this situation and I am turning it over to the same force that I turn my physical body over to every night when I go to sleep. I trust in this unseen part of me to keep my heart beating, my blood circulating, and so on.

Accessing spiritual solutions means converting my inner thoughts and feelings from discord and disharmony to love. In the spirit of surrender and love I silently chant, "I invite the highest good for all concerned to be here now." I try to see anger, hatred and disharmony as invitations to surrender and love. With this understanding I have the option to allow spirit to manifest and work through me.
I believe my spirit is inseparable from the infinite. Having a relationship with the infinite part of myself encourages my recognition of spiritual solutions. The awareness of my infinite nature is terrific for putting everything into perspective.

My approach to problem-solving involves cultivating an empty mind. In this space I listen, and allow myself to have complete faith that I will be guided in the direction of resolution. I let go of my ideas about how something should be resolved.

Finding spiritual solutions to my life's problems always involves generosity and gratefulness. For me, this means giving my life to my soul purpose and being grateful for the opportunity to do so. I believe that I get back from the world what I put out to the world, not only physically but also in terms of my thoughts. So, I recommend spiritual practices that involve being generous and grateful with thoughts as well as actions.

Nurturing a sense of connectedness to everyone and everything invites spiritual solutions. When I see myself as connected I am not looking for occasions to be offended or to judge. I don't see anyone as my enemy or an obstacle. This is how I relinquish negative self-talk and connect to the solutions that are available to me. In moments of despair I try to affirm, "I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing that is separate from me."

Finally I choose cheerfulness as a gauge of my level of spiritual consciousness at any given moment. The more cheerful, happy, contented, and satisfied I am feeling, the more aware I am of my connection to spirit. So, does all this mean I'm suggesting that you always give money to people who ask for it? No. But I am suggesting that the next time you see someone asking for money, look at that situation as being between you and your spiritual consciousness - between you and God. Consult your soul and if you feel that you don't want to give, don't. But rather than letting anger or judgment rule the moment, offer that person a silent blessing from the part of you that is a part of him. This is consulting your soul.
About The Author

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the "father of motivation" by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected people in the field of self-empowerment. He became a well-known author with his bestselling book, Your Erroneous Zones, and has gone on to write many other self-help classics, including Meditations for Manifesting, Staying on the Path, Your Sacred Self, Everyday Wisdom, and You'll See It When You Believe It.


24-08-2004 19:10:16

D I love Dr. Dyer. I wish I could meet a single man like him !


24-08-2004 19:14:28

What struck me reading this article again was this - God appears in our face so many times in one day of our life, and yet when was the last time you said "Hello" to God? Probably never, because you are not expecting Him to look like the homeless person asking for a hand-out, and God gives us a hand-out constantly. If we believe we are created in the image and likeness of God, then when do we start living the role given us?

Namaste - Ron


24-08-2004 20:38:45

This man is amazing... D he never ceases to inspire me and put me in such a wonderful place...no matter how bad a place I am in. I am so glad he is on this earth for us. I've followed his writings and teachings for many years.

This piece came at just the right time for some things I am going through...just as Spirit always does come through!

It also made me remember how my mother was often called a "sucker" for any beggar or child beggar...I never thought so but this piece adds a new demension to who she was...clearly, she followed her soul.

Blessings and Namaste!


26-08-2004 13:01:06

I always appreciate your insight. I, too, have always felt the tug on my heart and closeness to God when I extend a hand to the person on the corner.


28-08-2004 11:48:47

It is just great to read your view point. It's always great to meet people who go on the level of spiritual soul guidance.



05-09-2004 23:43:52

All that is in need of saying, is nothing at all


10-09-2004 22:10:53

-I don't know where to start except to say that Im thrilled to have found this forum!

-My experience is that 30 years ago, as a high school junior, then senior;
in Queens NY, at Archbishop Molloy High School, I was enrolled in a course known as "peer group counseling". Back then , this was a very progressive concept, way ahead of its time, and coordinated with St. John's University, just a few miles away.

-The two instructors or mentors, if you will, that were sent by the college, was a well known veteran school psychcologist, named John Vriend,
and his new doctorate junior colleague, Wayne Dyer !!
I remember the turtleneck, medallion, long hair and sideburns when this guy Dyer comes in, and leads an intimate group of about 6 of us.
Way back then, I thought this man was a special person, and someone who definitely marched to the beat of his own drummer!

-I never forgot the presence that he posessed and felt fortunate to be under his tutorage, even for the short, intermittant time it was (5 mo).
I too, have only listened to my own internal voice throughout my career as a Pharmacist and a businessman. Some of my decisions were disastrous and definitely unpopular within my inner circle. Win,lose,or draw, it has been a liberating way to conduct my life, and even though I've had my share of frustrations, I wouldn't have it any other way.

-I'll always credit Dr. Dyer for personally instilling these qualities into me, and I look forward to seeing him again in Long Island NY next month after all these years.

-Take this from someone who has a "knowing", that Dr. Dyer does truelly vibrate at a higher frequency!. I thank everyone for allowing me the time to share this experience...

Lenny S...


24-09-2004 14:57:58

D I love Dr. Dyer. I wish I could meet a single man like him !

Your higher power will provide a partner for you. You will get out of the world what you put in to it.


25-10-2004 19:13:38

I DO like this one Chris

"When the student is ready, the teachers will appear..."
"When the teachers are ready, the student will appear..." P


02-11-2004 11:46:55

I recently attended a seminar with Dr. Wayne Dyer in Ottawa,Ontario,Cda. If you have not attended one of his seminars I suggest the next time he comes to your area you fly, run, walk, drag yourself by any means possible to get there and hear this man speak. I believe he was put here on this earth to guide the rest of us to a better way of living, both spiritually and physically. I truly see the world in a different light since attending his seminar

chris knight

02-11-2004 11:48:29

I recently attended a seminar with Dr. Wayne Dyer in Ottawa,Ontario,Cda. If you have not attended one of his seminars I suggest the next time he comes to your area you fly, run, walk, drag yourself by any means possible to get there and hear this man speak. I believe he was put here on this earth to guide the rest of us to a better way of living, both spiritually and physically. I truly see the world in a different light since attending his seminar


Glad you enjoyed it. 8)

Care to share the highlights with us?

What did you learn or what was his main speaking points at the seminar?


14-01-2006 21:55:49

Thank you Wayne! You always have a way of putting the words that describe how my Soul feels.

Thanks to you, I get to make connections to God almost everyday now especially to people/strangers on the street. Beggars are not useless bums to me but God energy itself allowing me to find my God-ness by extending a hand of help to them! Thank YOU!!!

All my love,