I went with my Seattle artist friend, Shannon Kringen, to see Wayne Dyer yesterday, for the “I am Light” seminar. I would estimate about 1500 people attended….maybe more. He shared the stage with Anita Moorjani, who was one of the best, most dynamic spiritual speakers I have ever heard!
The focus of the program was the “impersonal self.” Dr. Dyer states that in addition to having a personal self, there is also an impersonal self that is with each of us for every moment of our existence. This impersonal self does not comprise the intellect and body. It is , according to Dr. Dyer, the invisible intelligence that directs all of life. It is responsible for all desires, and is the life force that supports all of life everywhere.
Dr. Dyer stated that in order to awaken to this fact we have to get away from the consciousness of the body and intellect, which has long held each of us enslaved. He stressed that we can feel our infinite impersonal self within and come to know and rely upon it at all times. He talked about how connected we are…to one another…to the universe….to the higher power, which means different things to different people. God. Source. et al…….“From the perspective of the infinite, it is obvious that the individual self ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT EXIST.” This is a truth that the personality, with it’s ever dominating ego presence cannot and will not tolerate.
Anita Moorjani, spoke about her momentous experience of truly understanding the title of the seminar I AM LIGHT. She came face to face with her omnipresent impersonal self in the Light, when she had a near-death experience in end stage cancer. However, when the doctor declared that she only had hours to live, she was miraculously healed. Her book, Dying To Be Me (also an Online Course) is now considered to be a classic in contemporary spiritual literature.
Anita spoke about the power of forgiveness as a tool for living each day from a place of divine love and living in the light. She said those negative things which most of us have come to think we are, WE ARE NOT!
The two speakers pontificated that everything in nature has an animating force behind it. This force, as Lau Tzu explains in the Tao Te Ching, “does nothing, yet it leaves nothing undone.”There is no door that you can see or touch that opens the flowers, or keeps the planets in alignment, or allows you to breathe. You know that it is there, yet it is impervious to your senses and your entire personality. This impersonal self is directing the entire show, and yet most of us are so attached to our personalities that we are immune to know the LIGHT that is our true essence.
This seminar taught a meditation to assist each attendee in gaining access to to the impersonal self. It included presentations on forgiveness, divine love and a new understanding that every burning desire that each of us has ever had and that has lived with us for our entire lives, is placed there, not by our personalities, but by our infinite impersonal selves. Those desires are there because the universal one mind not only wants them there and has placed them there, but also because it is our destiny to fulfill them before we depart this corporeal existence here on Earth this time around.
Those burning desires that we know and feel have nothing to do with our ego/personality. The five senses cannot create a desire, to our personalities. They are a conundrum because they cannot be seen, heard, smelt or even touched. EACH OF US IS LIGHT.