Bestselling inspirational author Wayne Dyer’s classic parable, with a powerful message for achieving happiness here on Earth, now and forever.
How would an intelligent visitor from another planet react to life on Earth? Would we welcome that visitor's presence and views? Are we ready for such an open exchange? Weaving together science fiction, spirituality, and philosophy with wisdom, humor, and plain common sense, Dyer tells the story of two peaceful beings from different worlds who work together to enhance the well-being of all. The gifts that Eykis, an alien traveling from a distant, Earth-like planet, brings to the people of Earth help them see themselves in a new light, and compel them to rethink their negative actions. Her insightful offerings will move you to new emotions, new behaviors, and a new understanding of humankind's limitless possibilities.
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About the Author
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was the bestselling author of 20 books and had a doctorate in counseling psychology. He lectured across the country to groups numbering in the thousands and appeared regularly on radio and television. He passed away in August of 2015.
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It was difficult to believe. This place called Uranus appeared to be an exact replica of Earth. After years of decoding the Urantian Formulas, I had made my first successful self-transport to another planet, and as luck would have it, I landed in a place that appeared to duplicate home. From all outward appearances, everything on Uranus was precisely as it was back on Earth.
I had assumed that even though I would remain within my own solar system, I would have an opportunity to see something new, something genuinely different, if I traveled to a very distant planet. I thought that Uranus would be far enough from Earth for me to experience a whole new reality creatures made of gases who changed shape, or at any rate something to equal the vivid imagination of the Star Trek writers whose work I admired so much. I had pictured myself moving about in time warps, leaping forward or backward millions of years by some magical ability to transcend my body. The years of anticipation and hard work had not prepared me for this shock: there seemed to be no difference at all!
Authors and researchers who considered the possibility of a duplicate planet usually imagined mirror images, reversals of good and evil and the like. However, never, even in my most fanciful moments, had I expected to find a literal sister planet, a place that exactly duplicated Earth. It was almost as if the residents of Uranus had undertaken to deliberately reproduce our world, step by step in every single aspect. Their great oceans, mountain ranges, and deserts were in exact proportion to those of Earth. They even had identical names. Therewas not only a Sahara Desert, there was even a Sahara Hotel, I suspected they had observed us with a very powerful telescope, and faithfully reconstructed Earth on Uranus. Certainly they had every detail right. Traffic jams took place at five o'clock in the afternoon in all the major cities, there was starvation in the "Third World," there were huge shopping centers and fuel-efficient small cars imported from "Japan." They hadn't missed a thing.
I was beginning to think I had been hoodwinked. Perhaps I had been tricked into believing that I was the first Earthling to visit another planet and in fact I had never even left home. Perhaps my secret research on the Formulas had been penetrated, and I was going to be used as propaganda bait to fool the Soviets-allowing the enemy to think we had achieved some technological breakthrough that did not really exist. I thought I'd seen a movie about this at one time. But somehow I knew better. I had felt the impact of molecular transport. I had experienced myself hurtling away from Earth through the void of space. I was sure, but the doubt lingered. It struck me that the only way to verify that I was truly on Uranus was to stop looking at the external images, and to see if in fact the people themselves were also duplicate Earthlings. From all outward appearances they seemed to be.
I decided to select one of these Uranus people to interview in depth; if he or she turned out to be exactly like all the Earthlings I'd met, I would return home immediately and develop the ability for travel beyond our solar system. I hadn't come billions of miles simply to see my own world. I had begun this project with a desire for adventure and excitement; The prospect of fitting myself into a new world of people identical to those I had left behind was not particularly exciting.
I settled into my room at one of Uranus' finest Holiday Inns, flipped on the television, and began to ponder how I could learn about the inhabitants of this world that was at one and the same time alien and familiar to me. The -irony of my predicament did not escape me. I was in a strange land, and yet I felt as if I'd never left home. Even this hotel room was like those I had seen a thousand times before- miniature soap bars, a tiny ounce of shampoo in a brown plastic bottle, a kind of soiled cleanliness to the bedspread, and an unread copy of the Gideon Bible in the dresser drawer.
My mind was filled with questions, and yet I found myself struggling with the "How-to-go-about-it" thinking that I often employed to avoid taking any action. I had learned a long time ago that the way to make sure that something got done was to start it. But I'd also learned how to combat that notion, which required effort, sweat, and all those qualities I loved to observe in others and to eschew in myself. Instead of taking charge, I used my predicament to keep my mind focused on what I should or shouldn't do. I moved to a more advanced form of evasiveness. I considered the questions I would want to ask. Do you have wars? Are you preoccupied with rules? What about cancer, and how do you see this mystery we call death? Do you have schools and do they emphasize grades and obedience? Do you wear designer jeans, and if so, why? Do you have the same history as we do on Earth? Do you know about us? Will you ever visit, and if you did, would you be friendly? Do you have nuclear weapons and a Jane Fonda?
Are you really the same identical creatures as we are inside as well as outside? Do you have emotions, fears, anxiety, and tranquilizers? The questions were bombarding my consciousness almost as fast as I could record them on my miniature portable tape recorder. (Could I replace the batteries here? I wondered.)
As I said these words to myself into the tape recorder, the word "anxiety" was repeated in the room. I couldn't believe it...Gifts from Eykis. Copyright © by Wayne Dyer. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1.||The Arrival||17|
|Chapter 3.||Second Visit||37|
|Chapter 4.||First Observations||67|
|Chapter 5.||Eykis' Final Observations||79|
|Chapter 6.||Eykis' Proposal||99|
|Part 3||Eykis' Gifts|
|Chapter 7.||Reality-Only Conversations||115|
|Chapter 8.||Some Reality-Only Reactions||161|
|Chapter 9.||The Secrets of the Universe||169|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Amazing doe not sum up exactly how truly inspiring, captivating, and life changing this book is. Gifts From Eykis, was the first self help book I read and I truly feel I dont have to read any other book because this books is so fulfilling. It brought me to a level of an understanding that we are the driver of your own reality and to except what is. Also, internalization is the key to a fulfilling life journey.
Gifts From Eykis is psychologist Dr. Wayne Dyer's story, set as a science fiction tale, describing the ideals for a healthy and happy life. An Earth traveler, as the story goes, finds himself on another planet in a civilization nearly identical to Earth except that the thought processes of these people are uniquely different. They have highly developed, stable mental/emotional quality to their health. One of these inhabitants, a women named Eykis, comes back to our planet with the Earth traveler to observe human behavior. In doing so she provides insights for the "struggling Earthlings." She teaches them to focus only on those things over which they have control - themselves as individuals. She explains that people should look within rather than relying on and blaming others for problems. "Every-thing in the universe is exactly as it should be," she says, and highly recommends dreaming, fantasy, and the full use of the imagination as a means to mental and emotional good health. Much of what Eykis has to say has been heard before, but Dyer does it in a very simple and fun format. ("Keep it simple," Eykis says of life.) A key to her "teaching" is to first straighten out your "self," and avoid dwelling on the past and future, looking inward for health and happiness. "There is no wav to happiness; happiness is the way," Eykis says in her no-nonsense approach. Gifts From Eykis is a great book for all ages, and also makes a great gift. Eight ways to tap into the power of intention and feel great every day: 1.Make meditation a regular practice in your life. You need to take time to get quiet, to go within, and from this silence make conscious contact with the source of intention. You're already connected to everything that you perceive as missing from your life; go with a realign. 2.Become conscious of the foods you eat. Foods high in alkalinity such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, soy, no yeast breads and virgin olive oil are high-energy foods and will strengthen you, while highly acidic foods such as flour-based cereals, meats, dairy and sugars lower energy and will weaken you. 3.Retreat from low-energy substance. Alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, sugar and virtually all artificial drugs, legal or otherwise, lower your body's energy level and weaken you. 4.Become aware of the energy level of the music you listen to. Some rap music--filled with profanity and messages about killing, for example--is an energy drain, while music that has a more soothing impact on the soul has been proven to be beneficial. 5.Become aware of the energy levels of your home environment. Make your home a nurturing, cheerful and peaceful environment. 6.Reduce your exposure to low-energy commercial television. Children see 12,000 simulated murders on TV before their 14th birthday! Television news puts a heavy emphasis on the bad and the ugly, leaving out the good. 7.Enhance your energy field with photographs. Every photograph contains energy. Carry and display photos taken in moments of happiness, love and receptivity. 8.Become conscious of the energy levels of your acquaintances, friends and extended family. Choose to be in close proximity to those who are empowering, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to spirit. It's not what happens around us, or to us, but within us that really counts, but when it comes to applying it. Problems arise in communication when; people do not communicate truthfully. I observed that most people: 1.Live in either past or future. 2.Take a pill to cure things 3.Dissatisfied with themselves 4.Chase success but seem never satisfied 5.Always wanting more of this or that: possessions 6.Suffer from unnatural fears called phobias 7.Do not love self 8.Cannot love others Why do so many go to therapists for help? 1.Anger 2.Procrastination 3.Anxiety 4.Self contempt a.All are neurotic behaviors Why do we use up our precious moments for living by worrying about something which we cannot do anything about? It is pointless. Guilt: if you
This story of fiction runs rampant with realities. I consider it an excellent and enjoyable read that everyone could learn alot from.