In The Shift movie, Wayne Dyer guides you to discover your own talent and your life's purpose so that you can experience your greatest joy and be happy now. It's one of the most inspiring and entertaining spiritual films I know. This is not a plain Law of Attraction movie, although the same ideas apply.
The Shift movie has been filmed on coastal California’s spectacular Monterey Peninsula. The central place of the movie is the beautiful Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. Asilomar means "Refuge by the Sea".
Wayne Dyer teaches in this movie as himself.
The movie explores the intertwined lives of a very ambitious businessman, a mother of two little boys seeking her own expression in the world, and a film director desperately trying to make a name for himself.
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This is all about the shift from ambition to meaning, from the morning to the afternoon of your life.
This shift, this change is preceded by the quantum moment.
The characteristics of that moment are that your experience is vivid, it feels good, it's surprising, and it's enduring, so it lasts forever. When the moment and place are right, the shift happens. It happens when you "let go and let God".
The quantum change turns your values upside down.
You learn how different the values are for men and women before and after the quantum moment. Wayne Dyer also shares his own amazing quantum moment experience, which has to do with his drinking.
"Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the
afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false
presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto.
But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of
life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at
evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a
- Carl Gustav Jung
Wayne Dyer talks a lot about the ego, which he says means "Edging God Out". The ego is your false self. If you think that you are what you have and do, then it's ego thinking. Your life will always be unfulfilling if you live from the ego.
Therefore, you should not live from your ego, you should live from your dharma, your spirit.
Well, is it then wrong to have ambition?
No, but the ego definition of ambition is different from the one that comes from the spirit. There's nothing wrong with ambition when it comes from the spirit. Actually, you're able to achieve even greater things when you're in the flow and you're taking inspired action in whatever you do.
Throughout The Shift movie, Wayne Dyer often refers to the great wisdom of Tao, verses authored by the Chinese prophet Lao Tzu. But, it doesn't really matter what you call your creator, whether it's Tao, God or something else.
There are four virtues of life that Lao Tzu asks us to live by:
As a young man, Wayne Dyer was touched by Leo Tolstoy's work. Tolstoy was a great Russian writer, who's been said to be "The Soul of Russia". So Wayne decided to start living his life by "Don't die with your music still in you." You can die to the ego, and live from that space of perfect love while you're here.
When you have enthusiasm within you, it's really God speaking to you. The word "enthusiasm" comes from Greek and breaks down to "entheos" and iasm", which means the "God within".
Wayne also shares a story about a miracle healing that happened to him during a trip in Italy. That was a moment when he was acting from the spirit.
The wonderful message of The Shift movie seems to be that we all should put attention to service. It's about how we can leave the ego behind and serve others. That's living in meaning, and that way we are able to live an abundant life.
Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D. (1940-2015) was an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He has authored dozens of books, created many audio programs and videos, appeared on television and radio shows... He holds a doctorate in educational counseling.
I think Wayne was a great spiritual teacher, a sympathetic personality, and it's always a great pleasure to listen to him. He always shared his real-life stories in such a fascinating way. He has six daughters and two sons, so he had a lot of funny, true stories to tell.
Read more about Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and his work.
Read also my review about Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life movie.