The Force of the Universe Is With You

'Everything we feel is missing from our life we're already connected to,' says bestselling author Wayne Dyer.

Wayne DyerIf you call Wayne Dyer's cell phone you'll get the message: "Hi, this is Wayne Dyer and I want to feel good. If your message is designed to do anything other than that, you've reached the wrong number." The popular author and speaker in the field of self-development equates feeling good with "feeling God," and believes that the key to happiness and success is aligning yourself with the force in the universe he calls "intention," an idea he explores in PBS special and in his latest book, "The Power of Intention."

You say that intention is not something you do, but rather a force behind everything in the universe, that it's what makes an acorn a tree, an orange seed an orange. Can you elaborate on what you mean by "intention"?

Carlos Castenada said there's an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans called "intent" and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is connected to it. You can call it spirit or soul or consciousness or universal mind or source. It is the invisible force that intends everything into the universe. It's everywhere. This source is always creating, it is kind, it is loving, it is peaceful. It is non-judgmental, and it excludes no one.


In the Old Testament it says, "In the beginning God created heaven and earth and everything that God created was good." That leaves nothing out. So good and God are what it means to be connected to our source. If you go to the Gnostic Gospels -- you know, the gospels that Constantine in the fourth century decided shouldn't be in the New Testament -- if you study the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of St. Thomas, they don't refer to God as God, they refer to God as the "The Good."

Whenever we are in harmony with that source from which we all emanated, which everything came from, we have the powers of the source. And when we let go of our connection and rusty up the link between ourselves and this connection, dirty it up by living at the lower levels of consciousness, then we create things like illness and poverty and sadness and fear and hatred.

We have to take a look at every single thought that we have and ask ourselves, "Is it in harmony with source or isn't it?" Any thought that isn't loving, any thought that is filled with hatred, is a thought that is inconsistent with, not in rapport with source.

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Interview by Lisa Schneider
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