Have a Magnificent Day!

Have a Magnificent Day!

The Power of Acknowledgement








One of the greatest blessings God gives us is friendship.  A true friend wants nothing from us, but gives their love and support unconditionally.

I am fortunate, as I had a wonderful friend and business partner, Michael Wyman.  Michael created a seminar called The Power of Acknowledgement, which was quite popular back in the 1980’s in NYC.  We met and became great friends and business partners.  Michael inspired and empowered people to manifest their dreams and create miracles.  He was a visionary who believed that anything is possible, because everything is a matter of consciousness and energy.  He was able to achieve exalted states of consciousness and help others discover this reality.


Michael was a teacher and a true giver.  He taught people how to acknowledge themselves and others.  By doing this, you come into the present moment and true communication happens.  Friendship, love, intimacy, sharing and caring all take place when you are present and here.  This is the space of miracles. 

12 years ago Michael passed away or transcended his human body for the next phase of his journey.  He touched thousands of people’s lives.  This world is a better place because of his contribution. 

Today, take a moment to be thankful for all of your blessings.  Take a moment to acknowledge yourself for being a Spiritual Being created in the image of God with the co-creative ability.  Acknowledge yourself for being wonderful, creative, unlimited, powerful, dynamic, healthy, wealthy, whole and complete.


Take a moment to acknowledge someone else in your life.  Acknowledge, recognize and appreciate their contribution.  Risk being vulnerable and sharing your truth.
Love is for giving. 

The following quote is quite fitting in describing Michael:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you NOT to be?  You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.”


Marianne Williamson

“A little acknowledgement goes a long way.”

Michael J. Wyman

with love,
The Mega Coach




  • ellen

    good points, this is very true, though we are not aware of it. I myself am afraid of the presure that success can bring, fear that it wont last etc.

  • Mike Schwager

    Lee – I suppose it’s a tribute to Michael that I, like you, counted him among my dearest friends. In fact, for me, Michael was my best friend. One of our favorite pasttimes together wa to meet for breakfast in a coffee shop not far from Washington Square Park. And I wish I had as many dollars as the times Michael said to me, leaning foward and looking deeply into my eyes, “Michael – did you know that you are God?”

    For a while this question bugged the heck out of me, since I certainly did not believe I was God – and then after time, I “got” it. Michael was saying “God lives in you, and that makes you extraordinary.” The paradox was that while Michael did believe I was special and unique, he felt the same about everyone he met. God lives in everyone, and each person was consequently special and unique…in their own special and unique ways.

    Sometimes I would be walking through Wasington Square Park (Michael lived just acorss the street) and I would catch him talking to someone on a park bench. Ocasionally I would eavesdrop and hear something like, “Do you know how extraordinary you are? Do you know that when I look at you, I see God?” The last time I saw and heard Michael doing this, he was talking to a young homeless man. Oh Michael, my dear friend Michael, I think what some said about you was true, you WERE Saint Michael!

    I attended one of Michael’s wonderful “Power of Acknowledgement” workshops once. He would have people paired off in chairs opposite to one another. Each person’s partner would first listen carefully to what the person in the opposing chair would hare about him or herself. Then that partner would “play” back statements that were just heard. The only add-on to each playback would be that it was framed with a superlative. The playback would go something like, “Tom – I want to acknowledge you for being a kind and loving father.” Or, “Tom, I want to acknowledge you for being the best you the Universe ever created!” Or, “Tom, I want to acknowledge you for being such a good friend to people.” Or, “Tom, I want to acknowledge you for your Dreams and for wanting to making a difference in the world. You are so doing.”

    As these acknowledgements were uttered, the person listening would be told to listen carefully, and to take in each acknowledgement with gratitude and sincerity.

    Then the roles were reversed, and the partner who had just shared and heard back these profound acknowledgements, would then listen to the other person sharing, and feed the acknowledgements back to that person.

    Something extraordinary happened in that room. In the midst of the roomful of people acknowledging each other for the best in them, one could palpably feel the energy in the room spiraling up and rising. Until a moment came when the energy had listed to a place of unification. There were no longer egos in the room. There was something more, and higher. At which point Michael as the facilitator would encourage every person to acknowledge God in his or her partner, and God in him or herself.

    This was not a sacrireligious moment – this was a truly sacred moment. Something of the truth had just been found by each participant – the truth that God lives in each of us and all Life.

    Michael Wyman – my dear friend Michael – died suddenly of asthma at his home in the middle of the night. His funeral service was packed with the people who loved him – and overflowing crowd.

    I was one of the people who gave a eulogy for Michael that day. And in my eulogy, I recounted the day, outside Michael’s apartment near Washington Square Park, where we were about to say goodbye after having spent some quality time with each other, a day where we each felt vulnerable in our personal struggles, when suddenly, Michael, who wore a beard and had a somewhat protruding belly (as did I) – suddenly started laughing joyously and began to hug me, as I did him. Here we were, each with arms trying to get around each other and those bellies, laughing hysterically – for no reason other than the happiness we felt in our affection for each other and the exhuberance we felt about simply feeling our aliveness and gratitude for being alive.

    Michael, my deep dear friend – thank you for having come into my life. Thank you for having seen me and acknowledging that you saw me. Thank you for YOU and for being my teacher and friend. I love you. I will alwayws miss you. But when I think about you, I will always smile.

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