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Wayne Dyer’s St. Francis of Assisi Miracle Healing

February 22, 2009

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer told me a wonderful story when I interviewed him for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Here is an excerpt from that story:

We then visited a castle in San Damiano just outside of Assisi—the home of the convent St. Francis had set up for St. Clare, the first female admitted into the Franciscan order. Our plan was to walk up to the third level to see the place where St. Clare had died. A young man named John Graybill was the first one up the stairs and I was right behind him. John was twenty-two years old and weighed nearly two hundred pounds with his leg braces on, which he wore because, as he said, his body—not he—had muscular dystrophy. When we got up eight or nine steps, the staircase started to narrow and John realized to his dismay that he couldn’t go any further—he couldn’t extend his legs to the left or to the right, which is the only way he could manage to climb a flight of stairs. He turned to me and said, “I don’t know what I’m going to do. I can’t go back down the steps because of all the people in line and I can’t go up because I can’t move my legs.” I immediately said, “Why don’t you get on my back and I’ll carry you?”

But I had forgotten a couple of things—I forgot that I was sixty years old, and I also forgot that I had serious ligament and cartilage damage in my knees that required surgery. (more…)

My 2002 Interview with Wayne Dyer

February 13, 2009

Wayne Dyer

Before I interviewed Wayne Dyer for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, I had the privilege of interviewing him for The Edge, a Minneapolis-based spiritual magazine. He was very insightful and inspiring. Big surprise!

Click on the audio player below to listen to my thirty-five minute interview with Wayne Dyer from February 2, 2002.


Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the “Father of Motivation” by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected authorities in the field of self-empowerment. He became a well-known author with his best-selling 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.

Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer, who has a doctorate in counseling psychotherapy, has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. For more information, go to

The headline on the ad promoting your seminar is, “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem,” which is also the title of your new book. I’m reminded of H. L. Mencken’s quote, ‘For every difficult and complex problem, there is a solution that is easy, simple and wrong.’ How does one begin the process of finding the right solution, the spiritual solution to a problem?
Well, I think one does it by recognizing that problems are only things that exist because of the way we process our lives and everything that happens in our world. We need to learn to (more…)

Wayne Dyer: “Wake Up and Drive Your Boat!”

September 11, 2008


Wayne Dyer

I love this metaphor that Wayne Dyer likes to use in his talks. The message? Never let what’s happened in the past prevent you from creating your best future.

It was a privilege to interview Wayne for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. He told me the story of his miraculous healing after experiencing a vision of St. Francis of Assissi. Read an excerpt here.


One of my favorite metaphors illustrates the importance of recognizing the past for what it is. Imagine that you are on a boat headed north at around forty knots. As you stand on the stern, looking down into the water, three questions come to mind.


Answering the Skeptics

August 7, 2008

Some readers of my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, have expressed skepticism about the veracity of a few stories that feature cool metaphysical “miracles.” They usually reference the stories by Caroline Myss and Wayne Dyer.

Skepticism is healthy as long as you also keep an open mind. Unfortunately, many people refuse to acknowledge the possibility that their belief system isn’t perfect and complete. Consequently, they interpret events in ways that fit their preconceived notions and dismiss any evidence to the contrary, no matter how compelling that evidence may be. As C. W. Leadbeater said:

It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.


Wonderful Audio Interview with Wayne Dyer

July 31, 2008

Here is Wayne Dyer being interviewed by Mark Victor Hansen in 2006. Wayne is one of the contributors to my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything.

Click on the audio player below to listen to the interview, which runs one hour and six minutes.

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer

I loved listening to Wayne’s responses. He’s always so enthusiastic and insightful. Toward the end of the interview, I got a big bonus! Wayne mentions that he laughed at a birthday card he received on his 64th birthday. It read, “Inside this card is a special message from God.” He opened the card to find the words, “See you soon!”

That was fun to hear because I wrote that card! I’ve been writing greeting cards since 1990 and have sold well over (more…)