Adrienne's work and teachings have been a great
inspiration to me! In August of 1998, about four months after my
father passed away, I read about one of Carol's
workshops in a Learning Annex catalog and
synchronistically found her book on a bookshelf at the
bookstore. The themes of her teachings were
familiar and comforting, as they confirmed the thoughts
and ideas my father had shared with me shortly before
his passing. Her books and workshops ignited my
spiritual curiosity, setting me on my soulful life path,
which led to the very creation of
SoulfulLiving.com! Carol's participation has been
an integral part of SoulfulLiving.com, at its soul
level! Thank you, Carol, with all my heart!
~Valerie, Founder and Soul, SoulfulLiving.com
Find Your Purpose, Change Your
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Why is it that we always want to change our life? It almost
goes without saying that we always think we can be in a better
place, or that we could be further along in life. For years, I
have worked with people to help identify the beliefs that are
creating the life they already have, and how to change those
beliefs in order to receive different results. As many of you
know, I have written these techniques in The Purpose of
Your Life, and in my new paperback, Find Your Purpose,
Change Your Life, which I am very happy to announce will
be available in bookstores on March 9. (The
initial hardbound edition was titled, The Purpose of Your
Life Experiential Guide). The principles and practices are
based on what is called Ageless Wisdom--spiritual principles
that have been taught since antiquity. I am very grateful to
those of you who have written or emailed me your positive
feedback after using the material.
Your Life is a Living Picture of Your Underlying Beliefs
If any of you are contemplating making a big life change,
this might be a good time to define where you want to go, and
why you think you’re not getting there.
- What are the beliefs you inherited from your family about
money and success and love?
- What do you find yourself saying over and over again to
- How do you feel about your ability to make the changes you
say you want?
- How do you feel about money?
- Do you have any reservations about making money?
- Do you think people with money are exploitative? Different
- Do you think you are not "good" with money?
Of course, we could ask ourselves the same questions about
health, love, or other aspects of spiritual and material
I have tailored the new book to address these very
questions that we all have. Each chapter is designed to
accelerate the unfolding of your in-born life purpose. There
are chapters on Getting Started, Getting Past Resistances,
the Ten Commonly Asked Questions About Finding Right
Livelihood (and answers to go with them). There is a
chapter on how to write a purpose statement that will attract
to you what you want in your new life. There are tips for
tracking the information that is coming in to you that is in
alignment with your life goals. One of my favorite chapters is
on how to make your own Oracle cards—simple cards that if
used everyday help to strengthen your intuition.
Of course, no book on life purpose would be complete
without a chapter on how to handle fear. Here’s one
statement from page 127: "Ego-based drives are more often
motivated by a sense of urgency—a desire to wrest control,
to manipulate someone else, to "get what you want, and
get it now." Fear-based thoughts rooted in unrealistic
beliefs drain you, making you feel afraid, inadequate,
limited, or smaller. Fear can also be a form of
intuition that signals something that needs to be explored
more fully and with more insight about the possible
Talk With the Fear—Then Move Ahead Anyway
If you think your fears are stopping you from following
your dream, why not write them down and begin a little
dialogue? See exactly what worst-case scenarios your fear is
cooking up. Then remember how you handled situations in the
past when you were challenged. You already know how to
have the success you want, but your fear functions as an
excuse not to take even the smallest step. If you were to
achieve your goals what do you think you will have to give up
Remember that your life purpose is trying to get your
attention right now! The keys to moving ahead are:
- A clear and joyful intention to be who you are, and to
create, give, and learn.
- Trust in synchronistic opportunities (they are happening
all the time—ask your friends for anecdotes.)
- A desire to work with integrity and a determination to do
whatever it takes.
- Go where the positive energy is. Don’t just stay stuck
on the problem.
What insights arise when you think about the purpose
already within you? What is it exactly that you wish to
change? When you give clear questions to the universe, you’ll
get clear answers back.
Below are a few of the guiding principles from the book for
you to think about during March. I am keeping this article
short this month in order to give you more time to DO what you
want to do to change your life, rather than just READ about
it. Notice which principle speaks loudest to you and meditate
on it for a day or two. Write it down on a card where you can
see it periodically during the day. It will function like an
affirmation to bring movement in your life, and allow the good
that is yours to flow through.
Principles to Remember About Your Life
There is a purpose already within you.
There is a purposefulness to whatever you
are going through right now.
Doing more of what you love to do puts you
in the flow of synchronicity.
What you focus on expands.
What you have is what you want.
You are already complete.
Surrender to Universal intelligence, and
take action when you feel positive energy.
I know you already know these, but can you take your
knowing deeper this month?
I love to hear from readers, so let me know what has worked
for you. Your words can inspire someone else! Write to me at email@example.com.
Free book signings and lectures are scheduled through March
and April in the San Francisco Bay area. See the Calendar
Of Events 2001 below for details.
Carol Adrienne, Ph.D., is an
internationally-known workshop facilitator and author whose
books have been translated into over fifteen languages. Her
books include The Purpose of Your Life: Finding Your Place
in the World Using Synchronicity, Intuition, and Uncommon
Sense; Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life, and The
Numerology Kit. She also co-authored with James Redfield, The
Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide and The Tenth
Insight: Holding the Vision--An Experiential Guide.
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