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
The Synchronicity Express
We often try to understand synchronicities or a sudden idea
in terms of what they mean in our lives. However, it might be
that in special cases a gripping intuition or a sudden flow of
synchronicities is in the service of someone else. We may be
getting information that will be a gift for another person.
Last month in this column I mentioned Chicago band leader
Steve Cooper and his amazing propensity for synchronistic
events. Well, the story continues as Steve recently found out
that an intuition turned out to be a gift for someone he first
met on an old television show.
As you may remember, Steve has been a lifelong fan of
Lawrence Welk, a bandleader who rose to fame on television in
the 1950’s and 1960’s. Steve sent me this email this week.
(I added the subheadings.)
LISTEN TO THE LITTLE VOICE
"A few months ago, I received some more old Lawrence
Welk films from a collector. While watching a 1959 show, there
was a really good guest singer named Patty Clark. There was
something special about her. I reran her portion and watched
it several times. Besides having that
"All-American" voice, she acted out the words with
her eyes, gestures, etc. I thought, she should have been
a really ‘big time’ singer - she was up there with all the
greats. A little voice in me said that she would love to
see this film. All of a sudden, I felt like I was on
this mission to find her - it was like she was supposed
to have this film! I looked her up on the Internet, and
I finally found a little story about her singing in North
Dakota in the early 1950's. I followed this up with
emails, but no one knew what had happened to her in the last
45 years. Then, I found a website in England that was
distributing a brand new CD she made. I emailed them to
see if they had her address but never received a reply.
FOCUS AND THEN FORGET ABOUT IT
"I kept thinking about this for weeks, and I was sure
I'd never find her. I ordered her CD and thought maybe that
would have an address. I knew I'd have to wait over a
month for that CD from England. I put all this stuff out
of my mind and forgot about it for awhile.
GO IN THE DIRECTION THAT FEELS POSITIVE OR INTERESTING
"About a week later, I went to my local ‘new age’
bookstore. They were having a gentleman from India who
is billed as Wayne Dyer's guru. I thought it might be
good. I went to the lecture, and he talked about
manifesting. At the end of the lecture, he said we would
all manifest what we wanted soon.
"The next day, I was getting the mail and I saw an
envelope with Pat's name on the return address. I
started shaking! I thought ‘This can't be. It's
impossible.’ I'm trying to find her for weeks; I say a
manifestation prayer and SHE sends me a letter!
"She wrote that her record company contacted her
and told her I have an old film of hers. Well, she was
thrilled because her entire house burned down in 1970
and she lost everything! She was so thrilled to have
something from her past. It turns out she DID have a big
career until the middle 60's - then she decided to have a
family. She's only now getting back into singing.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL BECOME RELEVANT
When I got the CD, I noticed she sang on a Glenn Miller
summer series in 1961. I thought to myself , ‘Wait a minute
- I've got an old audiotape of those shows someone sent
me 30 years ago - I never listened to it." I immediately
found it on my shelf and saw there were many of the shows she
did. I copied the tape and sent it to her along with the
YOU ARE IN A SOUL GROUP NETWORK
"After I sent her the tapes, I started looking on the
Internet again, and found a foreign site that had videotapes
of her entire Miller series. I sent him an email and got an
instant reply that the gentleman who distributes the tapes
lives in the United States. He gave me his address and soon I
will have the entire series on video for Pat. And another
amazing coincidence - the guy who owned those rare videos has
almost the same exact name as me!
"For someone looking for months to contact another
person and then have all these things fall into place in the
space of a few days is pretty amazing. I’ve since called Pat
and we've talked several times about the music business and
other musical things. I just recently found an old TV guide
(on Ebay) and she was on the cover. So I'll soon have that for
her. She says I'm like an angel who just showed up one day and
started giving her all the things she lost in the fire from
the past. I've had this intuitive feeling before while
watching old videos. I think I told you, Carol, the story of
the daughter of the Welk musician I contacted over a year ago.
We found out we were born the same year, same day and same
time! She now sends me birthday cards ‘to my long lost twin
brother.’ AND....she married a gentleman named Robert
Nichols. When she calls my caller ID says "R
Nichols." And of course, the jazz trumpet player Red
Nichols is the whole reason why I'm in the music
Steve wrote me another email that shows just how quickly
synchronicities can appear in our lives if we stay alert.
"I just wanted to tell you about four things that just
happened earlier today - all within a half hour. I was leaving
the doctor's office today (in my car) and turned on the radio.
They were talking to a local comedian named Emo. I used to
know him and couldn't remember his last name and 10 seconds
later, I saw a huge sign "Phillip's Flowers." I
thought to myself, ‘that's it!!’ His name is Emo Phillips.
A few minutes later I saw a license plate that had the screen
name of someone I was supposed to email tonight and a minute
later I saw a license plate - the number on the plate was the
same as a phone number I had called ALL MORNING - only to get
a continual busy signal. Then I stopped at a gas station. The
name badge on the cashier was KAHN. I had just come from the
doctor's office. My regular doctor had gone home early and
they gave me Dr. Kahn. I never heard that name before, and
here was a cashier with the same name as my substitute doctor.
Well, they're not blockbuster stories, but not bad for a half
hour out of my day!"
© Copyright 2002 Carol Adrienne, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.
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: How to survive and thrive in uncertain times. Oprah
hailed, The Purpose of Your Life: Finding Your Place in the
World Using Synchronicity, Intuition, and Uncommon Sense a
must-read. She is also the author of The Numerology Kit. An
on-line copy of Your Child’s Destiny will be
available in December.
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