Book Review: There's a spiritual solution to every problem, by Wayne W. Dyer

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Spiritual solutions might not always cut it with some people.

Can you imagine your favourite politician, or even your not so favourite politician, looking for such a solution, for example?

And yet, this is the premise of this wonderful book.

Read it, and you will find yourself agreeing with nearly everything that he says.

Now is that the mark of a great author, or is it more that he's really speaking the truth here?

You be the judge!

Can spiritual considerations really be so useful as this title suggests?

We live here outwardly physical existences and lives.

Is there really always a spiritual reason, or connection to everything that happens to us here?

Is there really a spiritual solution for every problem, or not?

Everything filters down to the lower planes from the upper planes. Everything is connected, to everything else.

This means that if a problem exists in one of these lower planes the reasons for it existing was created within the higher worlds, and so this also means that the solution also exists in the higher worlds.

This higher world spiritual solution is a permanent one. It is far better than any stop-gap quick fix that night be found, or applied in the lower worlds, from using your mind power alone to think out a solution to the problem.

Such is the premise to this great spiritual book by the author Wayne Dyer.

He claims here that there is a spiritual force working for us in our lives, that is always there for us. It is always sending us spiritual solutions and spiritual reasons for what happens to us, and for what is behind what is happening to us.

The author : Wayne W. Dyer

Wayne Dyer is an American writer well-known in the field of self-help, and spiritual development. He has written a lot of other books in this field too.

Born in 1940, in Michigan, he has been to a lot of other parts of the World since then. He is an extra-ordinary motivation speaker too. He takes the platform regularly at places far and wide, over the whole world. He has a degree in counselling.

Here is a link to his website.

The book under review here was first published in 2001. It is a book of 270 pages, with a ten page comprehensive subject index at the back.

The good, the bad, and the better

"I think, and that is all that I am."

The above quote is from Wayne Dyer. At times, this author has been accused of plagiarism.

His very first book, "Your Erroneous Zones" has been said to be have been "heavily plagiarised" from the ideas of the well-known psychotherapist, Albert Ellis.

Albert always claimed that at the very least Wayne should have given credit to him in his book, for taking much of his thought from Ellis's theory, known as Rational Emotive Therapy, or RET.

Of course, Ellis is mainly dealing with emotional, and behavioural problems, using his psychotherapy, whereas Dyer deals with finding spiritual solutions to these same problems.

There fields might seem similar at first glance, but I feel Wayne Dyer's approach works best.

There really is a spiritual solution to every problem.

The opening quote of course is an attempt at coming up with some different words to which the great French philosopher of old, Descartes (1596 to 1650), once used.

"I think, therefore I am."

The book under question

The author talks about three basic steps to connecting to spiritual solutions. These are recognition, realisation, and reverence.

Spirituality, or living spiritually, comes from upholding these three things as being relevant.

All of your conflicts and problems in your life both with others and with yourself, are never actually between you and these others, or even between you and yourself.

Everything that ever happens to you is between you and God.

Now that's a big claim to make, but it certainly sits well with me. I feel that he is correct in his saying this.

Is this entirely true though, that it's all only ever about our relationship with God, is it?

My answer to this question is yes.

This ongoing relationship between you and God is the only real one that ever goes on. You realise this is true when you see God in everybody else. All is God, including yourself. It is a love match without any other match that can ever be higher than this.

"Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy."

That last quote is also from, Wayne Dyer.

Worthiness always comes to us from God.

When we allow God to live within us, we are worthy. When we do our best to love everyone as God loves them, this little discipline will always ensure that our self-esteem, or our self-worth is not being diminished by any of our so-called problems.

We will be living spiritually then, and so spiritual solutions will come to us, and be recognised by us in our lives.

Photo Credits:

The book photo was taken by me, but the other photos have all been taken from the free media site, Wikimedia Commons.

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author avatar Retired
30th Apr 2015 (#)

So that's the key, spirited: one must feel worthy (of God's love). Good review.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
5th May 2015 (#)

Hello Christopher, you share my best friend's name by the way. My friend Chris is wise beyond words. He says, that since God made everyone and everything and was pleased with his handy work which include the capacity to display both the darkest view of evil as well as a compassion equal to his own love, and as such, no one has the right to feel unworthy of His love.

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author avatar spirited
30th Apr 2015 (#)

yes, thanks Christopher.

Of course we are loved more and more into feeling worthy too, if we are not yet feeling so.

All of life's experiences have this aim for us, to help us to unearth and to accept our own true worthiness within God, or his Universe.

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author avatar spirited
30th Apr 2015 (#)

All experiences are love experiences or experiences with God's love, in other words, which are always working on us, and with us to help us to feel worthy of this great love living in us, and being bestowed onto us, at all times.

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author avatar Carol Roach
2nd May 2015 (#)

I am a conuselor too, and yes Eliss is one of the big guns in psychology.basically to water down his therapy to one sentence he would say that people are maladjusted in this this world because of putting emotion in front of logical thought

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author avatar spirited
2nd May 2015 (#)

thanks Carol, that's a great one-line summary.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd May 2015 (#)

Thanks Spirited for the thought provoking review. Every thought process can be connected to our creator and that includes our various beliefs. He should have held our hands more so in the past with pre-historic humans and then left us to our devises with a fond hope that we can manage,.will act also as His eyes and ears.

I agree too that God exists in his creations and the best way to connect is spiritually, overlooking the physical. My last post resonates with Carol's comment "people are maladjusted in this this world because of putting emotion in front of logical thought". I would add ego too as our enemy - siva

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author avatar spirited
5th May 2015 (#)

Yes, thanks siva, but Carol's observation/comment is only about Albert Ellis's theories, I think.

They apply more to his field of dealing with emotional problems.

What happens when we put emotion ahead of our intuitional/spiritual nudges?

Emotions can either empower or deflower.

And when you let them power past these subtle intuitional responses in you, you become a bully-boy to yourself and so do not develop the subtle intuitional gentleness of character and softness in hardness, instead of hardness in softness, that the true spiritual person develops in themselves from their inner self coming forth past the tough outer shell of this emotional body, which is meant to be protective, not destructive for you.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
5th May 2015 (#)

He creates through anyone of us, if we permit it, seriously friends, think about it. If it weren't so and God maintained full control, how possibly could anything ever go wrong?

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author avatar spirited
5th May 2015 (#)

thanks for commenting Tranquilpen.

Does anything ever go wrong though?

Is everything heading towards a greater perfection, or away from this perfection?

If towards, nothing can be going wrong in the long-run, or in the bigger picture view of what is happening or going on here.

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author avatar Retired
7th May 2015 (#)

Wayne Dyer is indeed an excellent writer and speaker.

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author avatar spirited
12th Jun 2015 (#)

thanks Lynett, yes, he has years of experience in these fields.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
12th Jun 2015 (#)

This is a very interesting and thought-provoking book review ~ Spirited ~ about a spiritual solution to every problem, by Wayne W. Dyer.

'Everything that ever happens to you is between you and God' is of course a very controversial statement. However ~ I believe it has great merits.

I also believe that we often confuse 'relationship with God' with fellowship with God. So many individuals have 'a relationship with Him ~ but spend no time with him ~ so there is no fellowship. For any relationship to be meaningful, I believe there has to be fellowship.

Thanks for sharing. Richest Blessings!

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author avatar spirited
12th Jun 2015 (#)

thanks Helen, that's an interesting comparison you make, Fellowship I guess involves us staying close to him even when our relationship seems to have grown cold in the moment.

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author avatar Retired
26th Sep 2015 (#)

Great concepts here and well worth reading. I love Wayne Dwyer's books and have both read and listened to them on tape.

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author avatar spirited
27th Sep 2015 (#)

thanks carolford, I believe he died only recently too, only last month on August 30.

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