I have recently found myself at the highest point of a spiritual awakening. I largely attribute the re-acquaintance with my spiritual-self to one of the most influential mentors of my life, Dr. Wayne Dyer. After finishing his memoir, “I Can See a Clearly Now”, I have developed a new sense of clarity.
I have always felt as if the saying, “everything happens for a reason” held true, but I struggled for quite some time in recognizing the how and why behind this statement. After awakening my consciousness through personal experiences, I have recognized that it is due to this sense of “universal oneness” that everything does indeed happen for a reason.
Perhaps you have heard of the butterfly effect, which is described as a theory that analyzes the dependency on initial conditions in which a small change in one place can result in large changes in a later state. Therefore, everything that we know to be a reality is the sum of every single event that has preceded it. Regardless of whether or not we understand the reason for why things happen, this theory can help us embrace our current circumstances and evolve into what it is we desire. For instance, had my life never been effected by this rare disease, I might have never needed an organ transplant, and thus The Wave Set might not have even been a thought. However, the universe had a plan for me, and it was to meet this challenge, and I am so grateful for it each and every day.
About 4 months since our surgery I continue to make progress, but I am reminded that the road to recovery isn’t always perfectly paved. A few weeks ago I found myself readmitted to the hospital after running a 101.5 fever. When someone so fresh out of transplant has a temperature that high the doctors become concerned.
About 24 hours after I arrived at the hospital I felt like I was completely back to normal. Having to stay in a hospital when you feel fine can be really frustrating. In fact, in the past it would make me feel powerless and overcome both physically and mentally. What I had failed to realize though was that I possessed the power to keep calm and no one could take that away from me. I realized that this specific hospital-stay did not have to be filled with feelings of anger, anxiety and depression. As the days passed, I continued to read the stories of Dr. Dyer’s life and I began shifting into a new realm of living and began carrying out the teachings of this book through my own experiences.
I recognize that every single circumstance in my life has helped evolve this dharma that I know I must fulfill. I recognize that I was given this gift of a “disguised illness” for the reason of connecting back to my source and finding meaning in my life. As Dr. Dyer explains in the closing of his memoir, “There are so many benefits that can and will accrue for you if you are willing to examine your own personal story from the perspective of having an open mind, and with the intention of seeing all that has come your way with a clearer vision.”
As the days progress and we find our selves busier than ever with the development of The Wave Set, I promise to share as much as I can as I grow through this life. For now, I will let you do some reflecting of your own while considering this, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2).”