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Your Unfolding Path
March 2001

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by Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.

Carol 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 Life

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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 friends?
  • 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 than yourself?
  • 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 success.

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 consequences."

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 for success?

Remember that your life purpose is trying to get your attention right now! The keys to moving ahead are:

  1. A clear and joyful intention to be who you are, and to create, give, and learn.
  2. Trust in synchronistic opportunities (they are happening all the time—ask your friends for anecdotes.)
  3. A desire to work with integrity and a determination to do whatever it takes.
  4. Patience.
  5. 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 Purpose

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 cadrienne@spiralpath.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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