Around this time last year, I was in Maui for the Hay House “Writing from Your Soul” workshop. The featured speaker was Wayne Dyer, whose wisdom had long inspired me.
In the preceding months, I had been wavering: to go, or not to go to Maui? I ran it past some friends. The analytical, left-brain ones said: “Make a pros and cons list. Are you ready to go this year? Do you have enough writing in process to truly benefit? Can you afford to go?”
My intuitive, right-brain friends said: “You want to write more than anything in the world! Can you afford not to go?”
I listened to the right-brainers, since they spoke the words that were in my heart anyway. The money for the trip came through easily and harmoniously, and as a bonus, two delightful travel companions appeared. All three of us had our lives changed irrevocably that weekend.
As it turned out, 2015 was the right year to go. Just two months later, Wayne Dyer passed away unexpectedly in his home on Maui. The workshop had been my last chance to hear him live – and perhaps this is why my soul had yearned to go.
Wayne’s words fell on my ears like drops of liquid gold. They were about the urgency of following one’s calling, one’s life purpose. “If you want to write, don’t do it for the money,” he said. “Do it for the divine inspiration moving through you. Do it because you can’t not do it.”
After one such talk, I couldn’t even converse with my companions. I had to go outside to emote before the ocean waves. Gazing out at that majestic horizon, I said out loud: “I’m ready. Show me what to do.”
Shortly before he passed, Wayne Dyer made three short videos called “I Am Light,” which encapsulate the best of the wisdom he shared with all of us that weekend. My fervent wish for all of you is to watch them – and then tune into what your soul is calling you to do.
We are light. All of us.
(PS Wayne named these teachings after a song by one of my favorite artists, India Arie. Here is her short tribute to him, which features a lovely acoustic version of the song).
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