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I Can See Clearly Now

Wayne W. Dyer

Inspirational, Memoir

978-1-4019-4403-2

For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, after four decades as a teacher of self-empowerment and the best-selling author of more than 40 books, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can-with a remarkable take-home message for his longtime followers and new readers alike-and the result is an exciting new twist on the old format. Rather than a plain old memoir, Wayne has gathered together quantum-moment recollections.

In this revealing  and  engaging  book, Wayne shares dozens of events from his life, from the time he was a little boy in Detroit up to present day. In unflinching detail, he relates his vivid impressions of encountering many forks in the road, taking readers with him into these formative experiences. Yet then he views the events from his current perspective, noting what lessons he ultimately learned, as well as how he has made the resulting wisdom available to millions via his lifelong dedication to service.
As a reader, you will feel as if you are right there with Wayne, perusing his personal photo album and hearing about his family, his time in the service, how he writes his best-selling books, and so much more. In the process, you'll be inspired to look back at your own life to see how everything you have experienced has led you to where you are right now.

Wayne has discovered that there are no accidents. Although we may not be aware of who or what is "moving the checkers," life has a purpose, and each step of our journey has something to teach us. As he says, "I wasn't aware of all of the future implications that these early experiences were to offer me. Now, from a position of being able to see much more clearly, I know that every single encounter, every challenge, and every situation are all spectacular threads in the tapestry that represents and defines my life, and I am deeply grateful for all of it."

I Can See Clearly Now is an intimate look at an amazing teacher, but it also holds the key for seekers on a personal path of enlightenment. Wayne offers up his own life as an example of how we can all recognize the hand of the Divine steering our individual courses, helping us accomplish the mission we came here to fulfill.

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Mar 02, 2014 awatson
I have been a fan of Dr. Wayne Dyer ever since I first heard him being interviewed on Oprah's Soul Series satellite radio program in 2008. He is one of the few spiritual teachers who can deliver esoteric and even scientific material in a way that makes sense to the rest of us. His teachings are grounded in commonsense with pragmatic approaches that perfectly complement the material he happens to be presenting. So when Dr. Dyer’s latest book, I Can See Clearly Now was released, I was thrilled to receive a copy from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.

Although the book is being billed as a memoir, anyone who has been following Dr. Dyer’s work and listened to his live lectures through the years can attest that most of the books he’s written have autobiographical references that highlight his spiritual journey. I feel that I Can See Clearly Now builds upon his previous works and includes a few surprises with as-yet untold anecdotes.

I Can See Clearly Now is a very entertaining read as Dr. Dyer is a masterful storyteller. Unlike many who are highly visible in the new age arena, he’s never hidden the fact that he’s had his share of health and emotional challenges. He acknowledges that although he teaches empowerment, it does not, in any way, make him infallible. He has human frailties and flaws like we all do, and he seems to insist on sharing this information with his fans. How distressing it is to discover that certain inspirational teachers have suddenly passed away after having battled terminal diagnoses for quite some time, yet insisted on keeping this a secret from their fans due to some irrational fear that their message will now be rejected because somehow they’re no longer “perfect.”

What makes Dr. Dyer one of the best sages of our time is that he understands the power in sharing one’s story, no matter what the perception. And as a result of his courage, untold numbers of people worldwide have been empowered to heal themselves through his message.
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Mar 17, 2014 BWegel
In 'I Can See Clearly Now', Dr. Wayne Dyer tells the stories that shaped his life and his career and shows us how the events in his life helped shape his views of looking at life from a different perspective. Through this glimpse into his life we can witness the profound shifts he experienced throughout his life which affected his writing and his career as an author and a teacher of self-empowerment. I loved his quote about how looking back on his life, that he can now "see clearly that every situation was a thread in the tapestry that represents and defines my life."

I first became aware of Dr. Dyer in 2004 while I was in Orlando, Florida going through certification for an infant massage class that I needed for continuing education. My instructor was a huge fan of Dr. Dyer and this is what led me to become interested in his writing. Ever since I picked up the first Wayne Dyer book, I have felt a strong attraction to this man and his work and I was thrilled to finally get the chance to see him speak in person at the Hay House I Can Do It conference in Atlanta in 2012! He did not disappoint! Even though I have never met him, I feel as if I know him through his writing and his public speaking.

'I Can See Clearly Now' is my favorite book that Dr. Dyer has written because it gives the background stories on how some of my favorite books written by him came into being. It provides a glimpse into the experiences and turning points that led to the creation of his books as well as what set him on his life path. Dr. Dyer is a gifted teacher and storyteller and I enjoyed reading about the shifts he experienced that impacted his life, his career, and his beliefs. My favorite stories were the "Secret Garden story" where he discovers the secret place within himself that has no restrictions and where are things are possible, and the story about visiting his father's grave where he lets go of all the feelings of anger and resentment he has held for his father and replaces them with love and forgiveness towards his father. I enjoyed seeing the scenes of his life play out in sequence with the opportunities and challenges in his life "arriving in God's perfect timing to present him with exactly the experiences he would need in order to fulfill his dharma." The book is full of personal stories, "Dyerisms" (Wayne Dyer quotes) and his great wisdom!

In 'I Can See Clearly Now', Dr. Dyer encourages each of us to adopt an "I can see clearly mentality"; to look back at all the significant events of our lives and see the invisible hand of God and to become more conscious in the present moments of our lives and to shift our thoughts to thoughts of unconditional love. He encourages us to examine those major turning points in our own lives and to look carefully at the "so-called coincidences" that had to arise for us to shift direction. He urges us to remember that there is a plan always at work, even if we can't recognize it as it is unfolding and to put less emphasis on the ego and "What's in it for me?" and to adopt instead "How may I serve?" He says that "every moment of our lives offers us the opportunity to play close attention to see the person who approaches us, not as a stranger, but as someone who showed up in the right place, at the right moment." He urges us to view the unpleasant events in our lives through a different lens...one that offers us a learning experience and an opportunity for growth and to become more God-conscious.

Dr. Dyer has made a big impact on my life and I highly recommend his latest book! For those not familiar with his work, this book will give the reader some background on some of his best-selling books with some of his most famous quotes, but it also allows his fans to look at the meaningful progression of his life and what has inspired his wonderful body of work.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product and I was not financially compensated for this review.
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Mar 19, 2014 cmwaugh
Lessons in every moment - "I Can See Clearly Now"

Wayne Dyer has helped millions of people improve their lives by recognizing and acknowledging lessons in every moment, and he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

Just like me, you probably thought Dyer is attached to some famous celebrity, or he was born into an enviable, generational pedigree to get where he is -- not!

Don't let his current fame and fortune fool you. By reading his new book, I Can See Clearly Now, you will learn how many obstacles Dyer confronted to get to where he is today. Who knew? I didn't!

Dyer has earned all the accolades, kudos, acknowledgments and honors bestowed upon him as he faced grueling choices between right and wrong. He stood by his truth without letting his peers and authority figures influence him otherwise.

In I Can See Clearly Now, he reminds readers to never take lightly any book that shows up in your life, especially if it immediately piques your interest - there's something there for you to learn.

That's what happened when I was given the opportunity by Hay House to review this special book. I contemplated a lot about a few poor choices I made during my own journey growing up.

For me, this book is a reflective skeletal template for examining my own self-actualization.

Dyer also shared personal challenges during historical moments, an all-knowing presence of seeing the big picture, and always clinging to his truth with his eyes wide opened.

In the book he provides sage advice with more detailed reflection as he speaks about:

- No limit thinking.
- Having a mind of your own.
- Ingrained habits that need work on a subconscious level.
- Don't let anyone take away what you feel to be your truth.
- When you have a choice to be right or kind, always pick kind.
- Change self-defeating attitudes and seek your own innate greatness.
- Live from a new perspective.
- Notice what shows up in your life.

These are just a few powerful prescriptions for success you will encounter as you reflect on your own journey through the past by reading his very personal account of his own.

Dyer's book, I Can See Clearly Now, reminds me of something I've studied through A Course in Miracles (ACIM) that states:

"... Once you accept His plan as the one function that you would fulfill, there will be nothing else the Holy Spirit will not arrange for you without your effort. He will go before you making straight your path, and leaving in your way no stones to trip on and no obstacles to bar your way. Nothing you need will be denied you. Not one seeming difficulty but will melt away before you reach it. ..."

These ACIM words kept ringing in my ear as I realized Dyer's "fork in the road" life choices (although challenging) were truly led by Divine Providence.

I dare you to experience and reflect on your own lessons learned during every moment of every challenging situation in your own life as you read, chapter by chapter, the remarkable story of a man who loves everyone and only wants the best for you.

I send you love, blessings and wishes for a prosperous and abundant life!

(I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. )
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