A man whose words have inspired millions, if not billions, around the world to take charge of their life is bringing his motivational message to Vernon.
Affectionately deemed ‘the father of motivation,’ Dr. Wayne Dyer visits March 15 for an evening of inspiration called Mastering the Art of Manifestation at 6 p.m. at Wesbild Centre.
“I can’t believe this is happening myself. It’s a pretty big deal for our town,” said Karen Marquardt, Nature’s Fare Markets corporate events manager, who was instrumental in getting Dyer to come to Vernon, versus a larger centre like Kelowna.
Sitting in his Maui home, looking out over the ocean at a pod of whales, Dyer reflects on his life events and the higher power which has compelled him to help others.
“It’s the same thing that compels my fingernails to grown while I’m sleeping and my heart to keep on beating and the same thing that has more recently compelled the hairs on my head to stop growing,” said Dyer, who may be 70 years old but doesn’t look, feel or act it.
“I just listen to that voice inside of me. I’ve always trusted it and it’s always served me well.”
Next to his eight children, helping others to realize the potential inside of them is: “the greatest satisfaction in my life.”
The internationally-renowned author, who holds a doctorate in educational counselling, has always had visions which he doesn’t allow anyone else to contaminate. He helps others to do the same.
“I talk to people about their unlimited capacity to create the life they want,” said Dyer.
It happens every day – someone realizes the potential inside of them.
“People actually cry and tell me how much it’s meant to them,” said Dyer, while working on his 37th book.
A signature piece of advice Dyer offers: “You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being – not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money – but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.”
“He looks to inspire people,” said Marquardt. “Take life and find happiness in any way you can.”
Dyer has not only written and spoken about this (he’s appeared on thousands of TV and radio shows) but has even put his message into a movie (The Shift).
Dyer is currently working on his second film about his father, whom he never met and who abandoned Dyer and his family.
Despite a childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, along with struggles with drinking and drugs in his 30s, Dyer has overcome the obstacles.
His movie shows how finally meeting his father, at his grave, brings peace to a life of anger inside of him.
“It’s all just turned around,” said Dyer, who has now become a celebrity of life manifestation in the eyes of many.
During his Vernon visit, Dyer’s presentation will explore the power of attracting your needs and desires into your life.
Ticket-holders will also be treated to a health and wellness showcase at 5 p.m. featuring demonstrations, book and product sales.
“It’s an evening of magic that you don’t want to miss,” said Marquardt.
Earlier in the day, there is a special party at Sparkling Hill for VIP ticket holders in the Austria room from 1:30 to 3:25.
Sparkling Hill also hosts a workshop with Autopoetic Ideas founder Anne Thibeault-Berube introducing conscious creativity and becoming the author of your autopoetic life from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 in the KurSpa. This presentation is free to event attendees, but space is limited so registration is required at www.ideasfestival.ca.
General admission and VIP tickets to see Dyer are available at www.ticketseller.ca.