Real Magic: Creating Miracles in Everyday Life
By Dr Wayne W Dyer
Published Australia 1992 to 2002
I was interested to read this book because the author, Wayne Dyer, has written many self-help books, some of which are really good. I also have a DVD of his that I like watching called Ambition To Meaning. So reading another book of his intrigued me.
The magic that the book is talking about is the magic inside our minds.
According to the author, we are made up of three parts:
- Our physical self (body)
- Our conscious self (mind)
- Our spiritual self (purpose)
Most people go through life blindly, believing that things simply happen to them and that they have no control over it.
But the reality is the complete opposite. We create what happens to us.
We have complete control over our lives and our bodies and it’s up to us what we do with it.
The Real Magic happens when we get in touch with our Spiritual self and find out what our purpose is in life. When we know what our purpose is we can then start working towards it in every area of your life, which gives our life meaning.
But you can’t find your purpose in life until you obtain enlightenment which can only be done once you quiet your mind and all the thoughts that rush through it every minute of every day.
In the quiet, you’ll find your true self and your true purpose in life.
Life purpose changes as we grow. If you have young children, your purpose will be to be the best parent you can. As they grow your purpose may change to your career, or something else that’s important to you. And you can have different purposes in different areas of your life, including romantic, physical, emotional, spiritual, educational, and more.
Deep within us we all have the power to create our own dream life and get whatever we want, but most people never take the (quiet) time to tap into their true self which resides in the deep recesses of our minds.
We have our physical selves (our bodies), our mental selves that experiences all our emotions, and our true selves, which is the one who sees our selves experiencing all these emotions, yet is detached from it. It’s almost like an out-of-body experience, watching yourself.
Once you enter this realm you’ve experienced enlightenment and can see things clearly without your mind being cluttered with all the unnecessary emotions.
Most people think they already know what their life’s purpose is, but it’s usually what they think it “should” be.
But taking the time to be quiet and listen to your true thoughts, will help you to manifest a “magic” mindset, to know that you can achieve anything and there are no limits except those that you place on yourself.
I loved this book because what the author was saying about the Real Magic inside of us all, made sense, so it was compelling reading.
My only complaint is that he went on too long about how we can use this magic mindset in every area of our life. As he went into an explanation of each area, the information became somewhat repetitive.
Also the ending went deep into how our collective mindsets are creating a better world and more freedoms for us all.
But as we’ve recently experienced “lockdowns” and all the other BS that stripped us of all our constitutional rights (especially here in Australia), I completely disagreed with everything he said about that and closed the book.
Having said that, it’s still one of Wayne Dyer’s best books and contains a lot of information that everyone should read.
This review was written on 20th November 2023