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
Angels and Answers
Is there something you need right now? Are you stuck trying
to make a decision? Sometimes, the answers to our questions
walk up to us as an Angel in the form of a stranger.
Mythily Chari M.Ed., Ed.S., one of this columnís readers,
wrote to share her experience of needing to make a
"course correction" in her University program, but
not knowing what to do about it. Ms. Chari writes, "After
fourteen years of working in the field in India, I realized it
was time I 'sharpened my saw.' I decided to enroll for a
research program at the University of Florida where I had
gotten my masterís degree. Within a semester I found my
course work was leading me nowhere--my interest being
autism--and my studies focusing on anything but that."
Chari, 45, had resigned from her job in Delhi, left her
husband and sons temporarily so she could deepen her knowledge
With so much at stake, and doing badly in her course work,
she felt an intense pressure to maintain a certain grade point
average in order to quality for a tuition waiver. One day
while Chari was reading in the library, a young woman struck
up a conversation. They discovered they were both from the
same state in India. "She inquired about my course
work," said Chari, "and I-- for the first
time--blurted out the predicament I was in. I confided that I
was not able to pick and choose my coursework to suit my
needs. She suggested that I opt out of the research program
and instead do an Education Specialist degree (ED.S.), which
would give me the flexibility and range to fulfill the
requirement of seventy-two credits."
This news was extremely welcome, but Chari could find no
further information about the degree. Often when we are
uncertain about what to do, our anxiety triggers a chain of
fears about making the wrong move, letting others down,
getting ourselves into a worse place, or losing what we
already have. In Chariís case, she said she was afraid to
talk to her advisor, worried that perhaps she would be sent
back to India, or-- worse still--made to reimburse the money
paid to her by the College of Education. At the time, she did
not have enough money even for the return ticket to India.
Still stuck in this worry and conflict she stayed paralyzed.
Two weeks later, Chari again encountered the young woman,
who inquired about her progress. Chari says, "I told her
that I had not done anything, as nobody seemed to know about
this degree. I also told her that I was scared about the
course of action that would follow if I spoke to my advisor.
Then she revealed that the graduate assistant to the advisor
would have a department brochure outlining the course
requirement of the ED.S. degree. She was right! The
information was in a spiral bound volume that even the
graduate assistant did not know about, as no one had completed
such a degree. With that information I approached my advisor
and told him that Doctoral research was not what I needed to
fulfil my mission in India. He was very helpful, and I now
have my degree. I really wanted to thank this girl who helped
me not once but twice, but I could not locate her at all after
that. It was one such incident when Grace visited me and I am
touched to my spiritual core. Reading The Celestine
Prophecy has helped me to recharge my battery, as my work
is very emotionally draining. With prayers from India."
If there is a question on your mind that you are struggling
over, why not try one of these ideas to attract divine help
Write a memo to God.
Write down a short note about whatís bothering you and
address it to God. Ask Her to send you a clear sign,
opportunity, or answer as soon as possible. Include a
description of how having your desire fulfilled will help
others as well as yourself. Be sure to express your gratitude
for what you already have, and thank God in advance for
sending you what you need. Be alert to who comes into your
life and be open for interaction.
Visualize the end result.
Take a moment to clear your mind of your whirlpool of
worries. Allow a stillness to come over your mind.
When you feel peaceful, begin to imagine a scene where you
see yourself in the fulfillment of your desire. For example,
if you are working on a book, see yourself in a bookstore with
an audience listening to you as you hold your book toward them
with the title clearly displayed. Enjoy the warmth of the
scene and the fun you will have signing a book for each person
in a long line winding through the store. You see the cover
sparkling down the line! Studies show that successful people
tend to imagine and see the result they are working toward.
Have an Angelic August,
© Copyright 2004 Carol Adrienne, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.
Special Note to Readers: Did your
career ever take a surprising turn due to synchronicities or
some other reason? If you have a story, Iíd like to hear it
for a new book I am doing. Please email me (Carol22@sonic.net)
with a brief description of your story and a number for me to
call if an interview makes sense. Thank you!
Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.,
is an internationally-known workshop facilitator and
author whose books have been translated into over fifteen
languages. Her latest book is When Life Changes, or You
Wish It Would. Oprah hailed, The Purpose of Your Life:
Finding Your Place in the World Using Synchronicity,
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