I will be adding more to this post. I’ll also include more content about this semi-controversial subject here on this personal blog, instead of keeping my most heartfelt spiritual writings separate and written mostly under pseudonym.
I now fully realize and accept that I’ve been wrong to compartmentalize my spiritual writings in the past. This is represented by literally thousands of pages of typed & handwritten material in the form of book drafts, articles, blog posts, journal entries (not double-entry bookkeeping ), and so on that represents a top personal priority — and has, since the age of 32.
The entire lot of those old, timid excuses for keeping such profound, warm, sincere words separate and hidden — all that heavy, compelling, critical, meaning-of-life content hidden under the bushel, so to speak… well, that fear-based thinking is not worth one damn bit of my time, thought, or effort. It’s almost as if I were somehow ashamed to admit my very deepest purpose. No more.
Ahhhh… the relief of a burden lifted.
What is the shift?
The shift is the movement of one’s life purpose from ambition to meaning – or, moving from the morning of one’s life to the afternoon of one’s life.
Abraham Maslow called it a peak experience.
When does the shift happen?
This shift is usually preceded by a quantum moment.
Open mindedness, allowing, and letting go are requirements; closed-mindedness can prevent such a shift. Intentional interference will not bring about a shift; it just happens.
Why does the shift occur?
Characteristics of a quantum moment
1. It’s vivid
2. Its arrival is a surprise
3. It is benevolent; it feels really good
4. It’s enduring; it does not merely come and go
The quantum moment has nothing to do with luck; it happens when you are ready. One’s quantum moment may be preceded by extremely low, difficult times.
What if your entire life up to this point has been wrong? Pledge not to die with your music still inside of you…
The honest opinion of some readers: I think all this talk of allowing, the shift, and quantum moments are silly, ridiculous — pure BS, if you don’t mind my saying so…
Such opinions are quite understandable and common. Virtually any spiritual or religious belief sounds silly when it is placed out of context, especially in an environment or forum read by those with markedly different beliefs and contrasting worldviews.
For example, what might people with various backgrounds think, if we were to start discussing
- snakes that talk to people about eating fruit,
- young virgins awaiting us fellows in heaven for sex,
- talking donkeys, or
- spirits flying around us that choose to take the form of doves?
Obviously, the list above could be a very long one, but the point, we hope, has been made.
The fact is, it’s purely a matter of perspective and choice. The content presented here is likely to be more interesting to open-minded people, and perhaps less so to those with highly rigid beliefs. We hope to show that the former is preferable to the latter — and if you are the latter, well… we aim to mold readers into the former.
Resources: Experiencing a ‘quantum moment’; spiritual experiences
- The Moment of Change, Wayne Dyer – Blank Slate article – Forbes (Apr 2006)
- Wake-Up Call from Heaven – Blog of Wayne Dyer
- Dr. Wayne Dyer’s The Shift and the Realization That Everything You Need is Already Within You: Happiness for the Practical Mind
- The Moment of Change by Dr. Wayne Dyer
- Dr. Wayne Dyer: Quantum Moments
Updated on Wednesday, March 21, 2012