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
"Magic in the Meadow"
The Legend of
Last weekend I spent a glorious four
days co-leading a retreat with my friend Donna Hale at Mount
Shasta in northern California. Legend has it that Mount Shasta
was the last refuge of the survivors of the lost continent of
Lemuria. There are many stories of spiritual sightings, and
perhaps the most intriguing is the one experienced by Mr. Guy
Ballard, who founded the I AM spiritual group in 1934
following an experience he had in Panther Meadow in 1930.
An engineer, Ballard had been sent on
business to the little town of Shasta by the Government. In
his book, Unveiled Mysteries, he describes how he set
out one morning at dawn in a vague sort of way, asking God to
direct his path. Around lunchtime, he found himself in the
meadow. Bending down to drink from the spring, he felt a
strong electrical current pass through his body. He turned to
see a young man, who at first glance appeared to be a hiker.
Ballard soon realized he was no ordinary person.
The man gave him a cup of an elixir
to drink, which immediately vivified him. "’That which
you drank,’ the stranger explained, ‘comes directly from
the Universal Supply…for it exists everywhere about us. It
is subject to our conscious control and direction, willingly
obedient, when we Love enough, because all the Universe obeys
the behest of Love."
The stranger explained to Guy Ballard
that in order to manifest, it
is important to be free from selfishness and the fascination
"When leaving home this morning,
you thought you were coming on a hike, that is, so far as the
outer activity of your mind was concerned. In the deeper
larger sense you were really following the urge of your Inner
God Self that led to the person, place, and condition wherein
your most intense desire could be fulfilled…The more intense
the ‘feeling’ within the desire, the more quickly it will
The stranger speaking to Ballard then
proceeded to reveal his identity as the Master St. Germain.
St. Germain is reputed to be a being, perhaps immortal, who
reappears in different eras of time to guide and teach
A few days later, Ballard was to meet
St. Germain again in the meadow. Instead, as he sat waiting, a
panther emerged and slowly approached him. Even though he was
immobilized with fear and panic, a feeling of love swept over
him and went out like a ray of light directly to the panther.
The fear went away. The panther rubbed against his leg and
rolled over like a pet. Suddenly, St Germain appeared. He told
Ballard that, although he did not have anything to do with the
appearance of the panther, it had served as a test to
demonstrate how Ballard had been able to conquer his own fear
by sending out love. "Now that you have passed the test
of courage," he said, "It is possible for me to give
much greater assistance. Each day you will become stronger,
happier, and express much greater freedom." Thus was
named Panther Meadow.
Less Guardedness More Guidance
The main teachings I glean from this
1. When we ask that our path be
directed by God, we are guided appropriately;
2. When we are fearful, we can
find a way to send out love somewhere in our life, and ask
that a door be opened;
3. When we are less focused on
fear and anxiety, our spiritual guides are better able to
reach through to us; and
4. When we are less influenced
by fearfulness, we are literally stronger.
5. The stream of good things
coming to us is.
6. Sincere and intense desire
(prayer) brings forth our next good.
Is there a meadow near you? Even
walking barefoot in your house connects you to the earth, and
stimulates your energy points!
Next month: Another epiphany in
the meadow—seventy years later.
Carol Adrienne, Ph.D., is an intuitive counselor, writer and
lecturer in the field of self development. She is the author
of The Purpose of Your Life; The Purpose of Your Life An
Experiential Guide, The Numerology Kit, and co-author of The
Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide and the Tenth
Insight: An Experiential Guide.
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