What I Thought About I Can Do It! Perth – Geire Kami

If there’s anything that sums up the I Can Do It! Weekend I attended in Perth, it would be a snippet of Matthew Arnold’s poem called The Buried Life:

But often, in the world’s most crowded streets,

But often, in the din of strife,

There rises an unspeakable desire

After the knowledge of our buried life;

A thirst to spend our fire and restless force

In tracking out our true, original course;

A longing to inquire
Into the mystery of this heart which beats

So wild, so deep in us–to know

Whence our lives come and where they go.

Almost 200 years on and we still have a deep desire after what Arnold called The Buried Life, and perhaps that’s why five of the most influential authors at I Can Do It!” have had such an amazing influence on me.

It’s very hard to separate the significance of the lectures, although they were entirely different, they were all deeply moving, and carefully thought out. Perth was so honoured to be the first port of call in the two city tour, and we knew it.

Dr. Wayne Dyer…

What an opener, but lets face it, there really is no possible opener for Dr. Dyer. He’s it. No dispute: he is the father of what we’ve come to call the Law of Attraction. He has been educating that attitude and thought are the vehicles of manifestation from before I was even born.

The Tao Te Ching, or The Book of the Way, has made its way into Dr. Dyer’s books of late – he lived his life in the way of the Tao for a year, and talked about the profundity of the peace and vitality he found during that spiritual experiment. A lot of his lecture was based on wisdom that came from his personal experiences – stories which are so pertinent at this time in his life. Dr. Dyer is such a pivotal figure in the spiritual transformation of the West, we were thoroughly privileged to have seen him on his last tour to Australia.

Sonia Choquette thrilled us all by giving us tools to separate out our ego and spirit, and literally had us dancing and singing, out of our seats, and Travelling At The Speed of Love. A Sorbonne Educated psychic, you need absolutely no reason to fall in love with her on sight – she shines like a veritable beacon. We drew in a collective breath of terror when we realised this was no passive lecture. Choquette promises to help you, but she wont do it for you – you have to meet her half way. Energy transformation can’t come from simply yearning for it. You have to do some work.

Caroline Myss (who is a Goddess to me) was incredibly moving. Piercingly emphatic, and a speaker of such precision, she gripped us with her deep understanding of how our thinking has global implications. Brilliantly funny, heartbreakingly passionate about her subjects, Myss is vastly erudite, and broached the subjects of Abrahamic Religion, the profundity of technology, the end of Diaspora, and chakra politics with ease and vigour. She touched on archetypes, a subject of hers that resonates so deeply with me – and something I think is crucial in this age, because it pares the world down to a more manageable size.

What I love about Myss, is that her concepts are the size of planets, but her solutions you can cup in the palm of your hand.

Gragg Braden was such a wonderful surprise. His presentation on the Mayan Calendar was enthralling. Gregg is effervescent spiritualist, undoubted humanist, and critical thinker in equal measures I think. Penultimate adventurer, and renaissance man, I loved his explanation of the relationships between global extremes, human extremes and personal extremes, Fractal Time, Choice Points and the 6th World Age. I’ll approach his writing with renewed vigour – it’s impossible to do anything else after being in the same room with him.

The last gem of the tour was the divine Brian Weiss. I was about ready to drop dead with excitement to see him talk – in fact I did drop dead, in a way.

It’s hard to even start to write about the experience – his thorough, thoughtful, metered, but playful, delivery of a subject that can be quite confronting, disarmed everyone immediately. With his psychiatric background and fastidious, unflappable demeanour, it’s impossible to imagine how he reacted when he, a complete sceptic, discovered past life regression accidentally in his patients. Now having personally regressed over 4000 people one on one, and over million in group lectures – we were still stunned when more than half the 1000 people in the auditorium at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre had clear past life regressions right there. Hence I say I did drop dead in a way, after reliving being run over by a horse drawn cart in a past life.

What can I say? It was worth it!

There is no doubt in my mind I unearthed much more of my buried life with this lecture series than I would have on my own, book in hand. I am insatiable when it comes to the written word, but there is an essence, a tiny inscrutable thing, that can not be transferred in full stops and exclamation marks. That enigmatic pip is magically transferred to the page when you’ve seen an author talk. Louise Hay knows that, which is why Hay House is so passionate about getting their writers on the road.

How lucky are we?

Geire Kami is an actress and writer living in Western Australia.

2 Responses to “What I Thought About I Can Do It! Perth – Geire Kami”
  1. I love this! Well done! Big fan of Wayne Dyer and co..

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