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Monday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled

(Rochester, NY) – Best-selling author, beloved spiritual teacher and internationally renowned lecturer Dr. Wayne Dyer returns to PBS for his ninth public broadcasting presentation, Wishes Fulfilled. In this special, taped in Escondido, California, on October 21, 2011, he once again offers an inspiring and motivational message to viewers. Based on his book Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting (Hay House, March, 2012), Wishes Fulfilled presents Dr. Dyer’s main message: It is possible for every person to live an extraordinary life. What’s more, it is possible for all people to manifest their deepest desires — if they honor their inner divinity, consciously choose to live from their “Highest Self,” and practice the steps outlined in his presentation. Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled is part of special programming premiering on Monday, March 5 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Using his trademark humor, Dr. Dyer introduces The Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations, outlining a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly satisfying life. Viewers will learn how to use Imagination, Living From the End, Assuming the Feeling of the Wish Fulfilled, Attention, and the Last Five Minutes of Each Day to create new and astonishing thought patterns, while defeating unproductive and recurring habits.

As is his practice, Dr. Dyer introduces viewers to provocative and original thinkers, including New Thought philosophers and authors Neville Goddard and Uell S. Andersen. He also cites teachings from the Old and New Testaments, the “I Am” Discourses, and shares poetry from Emily Dickinson, William Blake and others.

Special guest Anita Moorjani shares the stage with Dr. Dyer for an emotional interview. Anita, the survivor of a near death experience, shares her perceptions of that experience with Dr. Dyer. The program concludes with a deeply moving performance of “Amazing Grace” by the San Diego Children’s Choir.

Since his last PBS lecture special (Excuses Begone!), Dr. Dyer received a diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Today, he is enjoying good health and openly discusses his cancer diagnosis in this program.

Some of the key points that Dr. Dyer makes during the course of Wishes Fulfilled include the concept that “if you would like to accomplish something, you must first expect it of yourself.”  He offers the poem “There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk,” which sets the stage — literally — for understanding the importance of going down a new street in life. And, to the delight of the audience, he proves that “we are not our bodies” by sharing a photo montage of himself — from infancy to the present!

With self-deprecating humor, Dr. Dyer explains how being listed as third on the “Most Spiritually Influential People” Internet list creates a funny battle of the ego. Humor also infuses his explanation of the power of the subconscious to control most of our thinking, when he demonstrates his knowledge of Morse code — learned 50 years earlier during his stint in the U.S. Navy.

He offers rules for developing a “healthy” imagination and explains Neville Goddard’s quote: “A change of feeling is a change of destiny.” Dr. Dyer explains why the last five minutes of every day are the most important of your life, along with a powerful practice that can immediately be put to use before going to sleep. But his most affecting teaching is taken directly from the story of Moses in the Old Testament: how saying the words “I Am” creates a direct connection with one’s highest calling.

Dr. Dyer reminds viewers, “You can live and feel as if your future dreams are a present fact!” His belief in the power of every person to change his or her life, and live from the greatest possibilities, continues to keep PBS viewers absorbed and delighted by this marvelous teacher.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Charles Bush

Pictured: Dr. Wayne Dyer

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