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FOR 2016

by Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.


Wham! Pow! Wow! Whoa! Yaaay! You might hear versions of these exclamatory words more often in 2016 under the powerful, exciting, game-changing, and energizing 9 vibration of 2016.

NINE AMPLIFIES. The universal year vibration for 2016 is 9 (2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9). NINE is often called the “Universal Number,” because it contains every quality of the other eight numbers.

Like breathing oxygen onto a fire, 9 enlarges, embellishes, and facilitates.

In 2016, we might expect to find an amplification of some of the more power-related trends of the Universal 8 Year of 2015. For example, it will be no surprise if we see a continued build-up in international tensions, saber-rattling, refugee displacement, and global financial reactions. The year 2016 will continue to spotlight the “right use of power” in the financial sector, homeland security (especially Internet surveillance), and police actions across the United States.

HIGHLIGHTED AREAS FOR 2016. The 9 Universal year can amplify or act upon any facet of life. Since 9 is “universal,” it's hard to pinpoint exactly how it will express on the global stage. However, the worldly spheres of influence of the 9 tend to be on...

  • humanitarian efforts to heal, support, educate, and feed those in need
  • global scope—bringing home the message that we are one human race, albeit separated by national interests
  • energy sources—phasing out certain out-moded processes in favor of more effective and ecological ones—it will simply make more sense in some cases to turn to solar, wind, geothermal or such resources
  • power—unfortunately there may be a close call with a nuclear energy plant, or with a proliferation of armed conflicts
  • health—we may have a global health crisis, and/or major advances in medicine and genetics
  • large entities and institutions—such as possible changes to big pharmaceutical companies (for example, possibly banning direct consumer marketing in the US)
  • increases in efforts to provide reparations, and foster forgiveness
  • efforts to prosecute war crimes, such as torture, and redress crimes against humanity
  • efforts to improve health and education for children in the US and third-world countries
  • recognizing, more than ever, the value of spreading messages of compassion, empathy, and tolerance
  • increases in charitable giving from billionaires to the common person
  • the rise of spiritual or religious institutions or even cults
  • dramatic shifts—the 9 both gives and takes away; fortunes gained and fortunes lost
  • dramatic shifts in weather and geological events—more of what we are already experiencing in terms of powerful storms, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes

NINE-YEAR CYCLES. The year 2016 brings the end of a 9-year cycle.

Life can be imagined as moving through an eternal nine-year cycle, initiating actions in a 1 year, followed by an organic growth cycle through 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Nine is the year in the phase which brings completion (e.g., produce, harvest, and wealth).

COMPLETION PHASE. While the world is not likely to end, 2016 does give us the 9 Universal Vibration. The Universal Cycle is now moving into closure and completion in some areas, perhaps more than others. For example, (like many of the Earth's glaciers) we may see the breaking apart of institutions and processes that are changing out of necessity, or that are being out-grown.

GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS. The Universal Vibration in 2016 will continue to highlight our modern issues of the globalization of business, health concerns, resource management, and planetary health. The benefits of 9 emerge when we act, individually and as a society, with compassion, tolerance, and wisdom—not to mention a belief in the brother/sisterhood of humanity.

KARMIC VIBRATION 16/7. Students of numerology will note that the “karmic number” 16 appears during the year 2016. Spiritually and materially, we can expect our “karma” to catch up with us this year in expected or unexpected ways. Sixteen is apt to trigger even more unusual events that have us scratching our head in wonder at the power of synchronicity or meaningful coincidences.

DISCOVERIES. The special 16/7 vibration could definitely lead to break-throughs in research, or even astounding archeological discoveries. Surveillance, encryption, and secrets will continue to be hotly discussed. Sixteen encourages us to delve deep, use our intuition, and trust that the world is working out in a purposeful way.

The subtle individual influences of the numbers

comprising the 9 total of 2016 are

2 A millennial demand for cooperation and peace

0 Increasing development of human consciousness and the need for more enlightened decisions

1 Innovations; courage and boldness in individual actions; pioneering breakthroughs

6 The importance of responsibility, accountability, enlightened service, being a global family



To find your Personal Year for 2016:

  1. Add your month and day of birth to 2016.
  2. Reduce the total to one digit.
  3. The one-digit total is your Personal Year number in 2016. For example, if you were born on October 11th add: 1 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 12 = 1 + 2 = 3 Personal Year.

Personal Year 1 in 2016—Sudden moves and changes; feeling of paying back; reputation issues.

Purpose: Personal growth; change of direction; new interest; take action; be especially mindful.

Relationship: Beginnings or changes; possible disappointments or betrayal; meeting a soul mate.

Career: Promotion; opportunities to lead; excel; job changes; new field; possible scandal.

Personal Challenge: Listen to intuition; act with integrity; boldness; courage; authentic choices.

Personal Year 2 in 2016—Marriage or Divorce; Business Partnerships; Family Financial Matters

Purpose: Growth through relationships; listen to intuition; use good judgment with love and money.

Relationship: Becoming empowered; avoid lending; financial gain or loss through relationship.

Career: Developing; favors education, social, humanitarian, international work, art or technical.

Personal Challenge: Convert anxieties into small, do-able steps; use good judgment with finances.

Personal Year 3 in 2016—Luck with Money; Extravagance Brings Regret; Sell Your Novel; Winning

Purpose: Apply creativity to better your life; visualize what you need or want.

Relationship: Changes in social life; birth; joy; sexual triangles; possible charm and deception.

Career: Shifting; new interests and opportunities; periods of free time; birth of an idea; risk-prone.

Personal Challenge: Focus is critical; poor choices could result in severe loss; resilience.

Personal Year 4 in 2016—Challenging Conditions in Business and Finances; Practical Planning

Purpose: To make every effort to achieve your goals and plans; realistic decisions; prudence.

Relationship: Commitment; test of loyalty; emotional ending; forgiveness; working through obstacles.

Career: Efforts of the past pay off; clearing debts; extra caution with investments; possible gain.

Personal Challenge: Knowing when to persevere or let go; self-discipline; lack of money.

Personal Year 5 in 2016—Changes in Financial Picture; Travel or Moves for Work; Change in Status

Purpose: To adjust to changes; explore; create more freedom and satisfaction; bounce back.

Relationship: Possible betrayals, surprises, or conflicts; passion; uncertainties; physical changes.

Career: Changing; unexpected opportunities; obstacles dissolve; extra caution in risk-taking.

Personal Challenge: Get-rich-quick ideas; impulsiveness; need for self-discipline; responsibility.

Personal Year 6 in 2016—Improvements of Finances; Increased Responsibilities; Family

Purpose: To improve comfort and security in family, home, community, educational, and health areas.

Relationship: Deep love; loyalty questions; possible separation or divorce;; family duties.

Career: Growing; promotion and responsibilities; stable, but hard-working period; investments.

Personal Challenge: Avoid stress of overbooking; take care of health; practice gratitude daily.

Personal Year 7 in 2016—Periods of Solitude; Possible Disastrous Financial Decisions; Research

Purpose: Review what's most important; step back; streamline; simplify; working out karma.

Relationship: Loneliness or adjusting to change; solitude brings insight; affairs or secrets disclosed.

Career: Expertise; reputation; trust intuition; learn; research; synchronicity leads to a different path.

Personal Challenge: The unknown; trust that your purpose is unfolding; spiritual perspective.

Personal Year 8 in 2016—Major Issues with Finances, Authorities, Legal Matters; Pressures

Purpose: Extra need for good judgment; possible litigation or financial loss; huge opportunities

Relationship: Stressful; finances and power-plays mar harmony; secrets revealed; karma working out.

Career: Generally favorable; possible awards; could be marred by deception; financial pressures.

Personal Challenge: Stress; may need to hire a lawyer; avoid aggressiveness or over-reaching.

Personal Year 9 in 2016 –End of an Era; Time to Complete; Travel; Reap Investments

Purpose: Universal Vibration brings sudden shifts; developing compassion, forgiveness; gratitude.

Relationship: Big emotional swings; obstacles cleared; possible deception; loss and joy; wisdom.

Career: Changing interests; possible job lay-off or retirement; windfalls; inheritances.

Personal Challenge: Letting go; going with the flow; balancing emotions; tolerance..

Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.




FOR 2015

by Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.

THE UNIVERSAL YEAR VIBRATION FOR 2015 IS EIGHT (2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8). EIGHT is the number most often associated with power: institutions, government, military, professional sports, Sound familiar?

We have moved out of the mysterious, thought-provoking, research-driven SEVEN vibration of 2014. SEVEN is usually considered a very deep, secretive, spiritually enlightening vibration, having to do with things covered up or underneath the surface. Along that line, 2014 gave us at least two famous mysteries--the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 307 over the China Sea, and the unknown cause of the crash of Malaysian Flight MH17. Through whistle blowers, the SEVEN vibration also broke open one of the top stories of 2014—how deeply and widely surveillance is being conducted world-wide.

Now we come to the EIGHT year—the Authority and Executive. In the Universal nine-year cycle, the energy moves in the direction of the need to take charge.

EIGHT tends to bring pending matters to a head. EIGHT forces us to confront outstanding issues, and to right wrongs (or do serious damage control). EIGHT brings the focus to issues of control, often through laws and regulations.

The authoritative side of EIGHT brings global politics into the forefront. On the world stage, EIGHT suggests even more emphasis on control through military interventions or strengthening alliances. (For example, in the United States, the recent sales of military tanks and weapons to various municipal police departments vividly demonstrates the militant expression of EIGHT joined with the financially astute side of EIGHT.)

Socially, EIGHT highlights justice, civil rights, and the need for sound national and global leadership. The rational, realistic side of EIGHT promotes the need for using science and technology to solve large problems (expect more on the genetically-modified food controversy). The conservative side of EIGHT may tend to override radical or progressive actions and demonstrations.

EIGHT makes us aware of the increasing dominance of our institutions, and the need to protect our civil freedoms in the face of powerful political and industrial agendas.

Not surprisingly, the vibration of EIGHT in 2015 will continue to foster the globalization of business, raising further issues about resources, employment practices, and corporate responsibility in developing countries. It's possible to see perhaps earthquake activity or dramatic breakdowns in factories.

As EIGHT tends to focus on financial matters of all kinds, the year is likely to continue discussions about copyright, open access on the Internet, banking practices, and the connections between lobbyists and regulator/overseers.

The subtler individual influences of the numbers comprising the EIGHT total of 2015 are:

2 A millennial demand for cooperation and peace.

0 Increasing development of human consciousness and the need for more enlightened decisions

1 Innovations; courageous/bold individual actions; advances in artificial intelligence and space

5 The importance of democratic action; civil freedoms; breakthroughs in outmoded systems



                         To find your Personal Year for 2015:

  • Add your month and day of birth to 2015.
  • Reduce the total to one digit.
  • The one-digit total is your Personal Year number in 2015. For example, if you were born on August 13 add: 8 + 1 + 3 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 20 (2 + 0) = 2 Personal Year.
                         What Is the Purpose of Your Personal Year in 2015?

Personal Year 1 in 2015—Moves; Career or Debt Decisions; Better Finances

Purpose: Set a personal goal; time to believe in yourself; take action.

Relationship: Tends to bring financial concerns or need to balance love and work.

Career: Promotion; new opportunities to lead or excel; job changes; new field.

Personal Challenge: Time calls for increased courage, self-confidence, and assertiveness.

Personal Year 2 in 2015—Marriage or Divorce; Business Partnerships; Family Financial Matters

Purpose: Learn to be patient; listen to your intuition; good judgment with love and money.

Relationship: Power issues; avoid lending or borrowing; financial gain or loss through relationship

Career: Germinating; no rush; favors education, law, business, art, social work, big organizations.

Personal Challenge: Convert anxieties into small, do-able steps; use good judgment with finances.

Personal Year 3 in 2015—Luck with Money; Extravagance Brings Regret; Sell Your Novel; Winning

Purpose: Apply creativity to better your life; visualize what you need or want.

Relationship: Social life increases; use good judgment; possible cover-ups of sexual triangles.

Career: New interests and opportunities; periods of free time; birth of an idea; risk prone.

Personal Challenge: Focus is critical; need for optimism; no procrastination on financial matters.

Personal Year 4 in 2015—Challenging Conditions in Business and Finances; Practical Planning

Purpose: To make every effort to achieve your goals and plans; realistic decisions; prudence.

Relationship: Year of commitment; focus on loyalty, building, and working through obstacles.

Career: Efforts of the past seven years are paying off now; clear debts; review investments.

Personal Challenge: Knowing when to persevere or let go; self-discipline; lack of money.

Personal Year 5 in 2015—Changes in Financial Picture; Travel or Moves for Work; Change in Status

Purpose: To make needed adjustments to bring more freedom and satisfaction; try new things.

Relationship: Possible disruptions, surprises, or conflicts; desire for freedom, change in finances.

Career: Keep up with trends; obstacles dissolve; new opportunities; be flexible; risk-prone.

Personal Challenge: Exploration; avoid ostentation, impulsiveness; financial discipline.

Personal Year 6 in 2015—Improvements of Finances; Increased Responsibilities; Family

Purpose: To improve comfort and security in family, home, community, educational, and health areas.

Relationship: Deep love; property issues; loyalty questions; focus on power in marriage or divorce.

Career: Work brings promotion or more responsibilities; stable, but hard-working period; investments.

Personal Challenge: Avoid overbooking; take care of your health; practice gratitude daily.

Personal Year 7 in 2015—Periods of Solitude; Questions About Financial Decisions; Research

Purpose: Time to review what's most important; step back; streamline and simplify.

Relationship: Desire for true connection; may spend more time alone; affairs or secrets disclosed.

Career: Expertise brings status and money; trust intuition; synchronicity leads to a new path.

Personal Challenge: The unknown; trust that your purpose is unfolding; spiritual perspective.

Personal Year 8 in 2015—Major Issues with Finances, Authorities, Legal Matters; Pressures

Purpose: Your Personal year matches the Universal: extra boost for advancement; use good judgment.

Relationship: Debt or financial decisions; success with partners; be firm in power struggles; marriage.

Career: Excellent potential; expansion; promotion; recognition; awards; investment pressures.

Personal Challenge: Stress; it's your time to shine; avoid aggressiveness or over-confidence.

Personal Year 9 in 2015 –End of an Era; Time to Complete; Travel; Reap Investments

Purpose: Universe helps you move to the next level; practice compassion, forgiveness; feel gratitude.

Relationship: Love returns; obstacles are cleared; emotional turmoil; loss and joy; wisdom.

Career: Changing interests; possible job lay-off or retirement; windfalls; inheritances.

Personal Challenge: Letting go; going with the flow; balancing emotions; tolerance; forgiveness.

Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.


Numerology Analysis for Steve Jobs



Steven Paul Jobs( Steve Jobs)

February 24, 1955--October 5, 2011


The recent death of Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, prompted me to take a look at his numerology chart.

I was not surprised to see the numbers based on his full, original name (given to him by his adoptive parents. His birth parents gave him up for adoption before he was named.)

Steven Paul Jobs ,born February 24, 1955, has both a 1 Birth Path (from his birthday) and a 1 Destiny (from his name.) This perfect match promises a high degree of success in life if the person has the courage, ambition, and mental brilliance to carry out his original ideas.

The number 1 represents the dynamic energy of an original thinker, a leader, pioneer, inventor, and strong-minded person who will not be swayed from his goals. His Birth Path 1 perfectly matched the requirements of his pioneering Destiny 1.

His Zero Challenge, present from age 45 onward ,indicates an Old Soul—someone who has lived many lifetimes and generally is born with a strong sense of direction, urgency, and need to understand life. The Old Soul may have huge obstacles or relatively few.

I made a synopsis of both Steve's original full name and the name he was known by the world—Steve Jobs. Both names fit the description of this unusual, complex, and challenging person who created user-friendly tools for communication, organization, creativity, and education for the masses.

Numerological Description

Steven Paul Jobs

February 24, 1955


First Name Steven          22/4  Master Builder/Spiritually Aware

Middle Name Paul             5    Adventurous; Rebellious; Freedom-loving

Last Name Jobs                1   Original, Decisive, Inventive, Competitive

Destiny                          1   Leader Entrepreneurial; Pioneer; Independent

Heart's Desire             11/2  Inspirer, Philosophical, Persuasive, Celebrity

Personality                      8   Executive, Demanding, Controlling, Decisive

Habit Challenge            14/5   Rebellious/freedom-loving; Stubbornness

Karmic lesson                    8  Challenges involving money, power, authority

Karmic lesson                    9  Quest for spiritual knowledge; need to               develop compassion, tolerance, and forgiveness

Birthpath                          1 Born Entrepreneur; Competitive; Original; Pioneer

Realization                        2 Ultimate goal to develop good relationships, learn tactfulness, patience and diplomacy despite a strong urge to be in control (shown by the many 1's in his numbers and the Line of Focus 1 2 3 shown below—the Line indicating someone who must develop original ideas)


First Emphasis 8: (from birth to age 35) Need for hard work;  challenge authority;work professionally at early age.

First Challenge 4 (from Birth to age 35) Need to learn to persevere despite challenges or obstacles; need to learn how to focus attention; gain practical expertise

Second Emphasis 8 (from 36 to age 44)  Continues to move toward executive role; business and financial challenges; gain in status

Second Challenge 4 (from 36 to age 44) Continued need for strong foundation, good management; common sense; make ideas a reality despite challenges

Third Emphasis 16/7 (from 45 to age 53) Tests of faith; unexpected setbacks, possible betrayals or disappointments

Third Challenge 0  (from 45 to age 53) Challenges from many levels or no one specific issue; possible spiritual insights or realizations

Fourth Emphasis 4  (from 54 to end of life)  Physical challenges; need for common-sense; stay in touch with practical considerations

Fourth Challenge 0  (from 54 to end of life) Spiritual insights, challenges from many levels

Grid for Steven Paul Jobs (birth name of Steve Jobs)


Overview Chart

Line Of Focus 1 2 3 “Line of Talent and Individual Accomplishment.”

Indicates someone who is focused on using originality and ambition to develop a unique talent, vision, idea, service or or product. This is a person who has single-minded purpose, (four 1's,) an interest in esthetic details (two 2's) excellent communication skills (two 3's,) and a grasp of fundamentals ( one 4 and one 7) His three 5's give him versatility, but only as long as it relates to perfecting his ideas. His one 6 shows a desire to provide opinions and advice, as well as a likelihood to be committed to his marriage and family.

Enthusiasm Moves Your World


Carol Adrienne, Ph.D.                              October 2010

Are you feeling called to make a major life change? How strong does the call have to be to motivate you to take the first step?

“Moving to Hawaii was like a calling,” says Elizabeth Jenkins, one of my dearest friends. We talked recently by phone and I was, once again, impressed with Elizabeth's ability to listen to and live according to intuitive direction. She is an inspiring example of living an authentically passionate life.

(Her web site is )

Elizabeth, a licensed psychotherapist, is best known for her work with the Q'ero Indians of Peru. Over twenty years ago, she was plunged into the ancient teachings of Andean spiritual tradition of living in harmony with the forces of the natural world. She met her mentor, anthropologist and Andean priest, Juan Nunez led Prado. Don Juan's father, anthropologist Oscar Nuñez del Prado, "discovered" the Q'ero Indians--direct descendants of the Inkas--in 1949 and led the first expedition to their villages in 1955. Don Juan met and studied with his Master, Don Benito Qoriwaman—made famous in Shirley MacLaine's book, It's All in the Playing. Ten years later he received the Hatun Karpay Initiation in 1988.

Deeply touched and forever changed by what she experienced, Elizabeth went on to lead journeys of initiation with Don Juan, which have attracted participants from all over the world.

Moved by the plight of the indigenous people of the Andes, Elizabeth founded the Wiraqocha Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to support and promulgate the Andean philosophy of life and the vision of Andean prophets preserved by the Q'ero Indians of Peru. The Foundation continues to help bring supplies and relief to the Q'ero people--a tribe of 400 Peruvian Indians on the verge of extinction--while preserving their traditional culture and identity.

If you have ever dreamed of visiting visit Peru, you MUST get in touch with Elizabeth for the journey of a life time. You can begin by reading her two internationally bestselling books on the INKA Tradition: THE RETURN OF THE INKA: A Journey of Initiation and INKA Prophecies for 2012 and JOURNEY TO Q'EROS: Golden Cradle of the Inka.
Several years ago, I participated in one of the initiation trips with a group led by Elizabeth and Don Juan. We visited and did ceremony at ten Inka spiritual sites, including Machu Picchu. The experience was unforgettable.

“So what's new?” I asked Elizabeth on the phone. “Well, we've got 107 sheep now!” she laughed.

I remembered my visit with her a few years ago. I could easily picture the setting where she lives on the Big Island of Hawaii, with her mate, Barney Frazier, and their two children. They've got an organic orchard of 1600 fruit and nut trees, a herd of sheep, and a roadside fruit stand on the main highway.

Everyone dreams of getting away from it all and starting a new life. And they did it. How, you might ask, did Elizabeth and Barney go from living in a suburban home in California to an organic orchard in Hawaii?

“Just before 911, I felt like I was looking at life from the wrong end of binoculars,” said Elizabeth. “We were living in Martinez, California, in a home that Barney had just finished remodeling. Not only did he work on the house during the day, he also worked from midnight to six am in his commercial cleaning business, which he owned.

I was writing my first book, and conducting initiation trips to Peru. Our first child was not even one, and I was pregnant with number two. We were camping out in the backyard while Barney finished the house.

Right after Christmas, we got robbed.

After that, something changed. Even though we had just finished the house, the robbery propmted us to ask the question, “If we could live anywhere, where would it be?” We had never before discussed it, but we both said, literally at the same time, 'Hawaii.' The very next day I was on the Internet looking for property. Two weeks after the robbery, we found a cheap flight to Hawaii to look at property for sale.

Just before we got to the second house we looked at, I told Barney 'I feel like we are driving home.' We were on the southern tip of Hawaii, the Big Island, four miles from Naalehu, a town of 2500. I was struck by the beautiful black sand beach. The property we looked at is between mile marker number 67 and 68 on Highway 11, which circles the island.”

When Elizabeth came back to California, she kept dreaming about the black sand beach and swimming with turtles. “I knew that was where we had to go. It really was like a calling. 'This is where you must go.'”

For less than they sold their suburban home in California, Barney and Elizabeth were able to buy the five-acre orchard, bearing citrus, avocados, and macademia nuts, complete with a brand new house.

“Obviously, we knew nothing about farming. Oddly enough, both of us had grandparents who had each owned a fruit stand! Barney's granddad's stand is in South Carolina (his uncle still has it.) Mine was in Lowell, Massachusetts. My grandfather had transformed a gas station into a fruitstand, because during the depression, there was no gas.”

Elizabeth says, “We started listening to the land to see what to do next.”

“The front part of the land, adjacent to the highway, was an overgrown mass of bushes and trees. From the beginning, it seemed to be saying to us that it 'wanted to be something.'

At first we just started by picking up our fruit and boxing it up. We bought some boxes from a wholesaler, negotiated a price for a thousand pounds of limes, and drove it in to Hilo. But we quickly found out that wholesalers could change the negotiated price once we arrived! Very frustrating. After that experience, we were so mad that we decided to sell the fruit ourselves. We started with a table and a picnic umbrella. It just kind of grew from that. We were determined to be self-sufficient and not be dependent on the viscissitudes of a wholesaler.”

The picnic table has since been replaced by a thousand-square-foot open-air pavilion with a metal roof.

“We developed all our own products, which we sell at the stand and now on the Internet ( Along with the citrus and avocadoes, we sell organic, dehydrated Macademia nuts, and nut butters in dark Belgian and white Belgian chocolate. We also have home-grown coffee. The plants are interplanted between all the other trees. We also sell the honey from our own honey bees.”

Life purpose is an unfolding process.

In the last nine years, Elizabeth and Barney have continuted to“listen for the next step.” The orchard is blossoming in a new way now, as the couple's goals are expanding. For example, Elizabeth's teaching work with indigenous nature wisdom is widening out to include an educational institute to study sustainable farming, based on their development of natural farming methods.

As they worked the land, each next step seemed to come naturally. For example, they brought in a few sheep to keep down the weeds in the orchard. Not only did the animals trim the grass and fertilize the ground, they ate the fallen fruit, thereby reducing the fruit fly problem.

When we are living our purpose with enthusiasm, synchronicity seems to aid us in unforeseen ways. For example, a member of the USDA came by one day to discuss chemical traps to keep the flies down. When he saw how Barney and Elizabeth were handling the problem organically and sustainably with their herd of sheep, he invited Barney to share his story with other growers and to speak to the USDA.

“We knew the sheep would reproduce on their own, but we didn't realize that we would go from seven to 120 sheep,” says Elizabeth. “We didn't plan to raise organic lamb, but we had too many sheep, so we had to harvest them to keep the sustainablity of the orchard. We found the meat was unbelievably delicious. Feeding on citrus, natural grass, and avocado, they are happy lambs! Happy lambs taste better!”

In October, Elizabeth and Barney are attending the Bioneers conference in San Rafael, California. ( Along with presenting their products, they will be discussing their new “educational vacations,” in which people can visit them for a week and participate in farm life for part of the day.

Elizabeth is also offering more advanced programs involving workshops with Q'ero Indians from Peru, as well as with local teachers, kahu, or priests, of the Hawiian tradition.

Elizabeth and Barney's story is a wonderful example of following intuition and living with enthusiasm. It exemplifies how our life purpose naturally leads us to deeper and deeper levels of experience and fulfillment. One thing always leads to another. The path opens one step at a time. Our conditioning tells us that we must strive to make things happen. However, authentic fulfillment comes only when we know how to listen, learn, and keep following the call.

Despite her busy life as a mother, farmer, author, and international workshop leader, Elizabeth continues to expand and develop in new ways. When I spoke to her on the phone, she had just come back from South America, where she was filming an episode for the Discovery Channel, for a program called Beyond Survival. She took Les Stroud, of Survivor Man fame, on one of her advanced initiation journeys.

“It was fantastic,” she said, “I was very proud of Les. He walked 100 kilometers through the Q'ero nation villages--through hail and sleet and snow, going over passes more than 18,000 feet high. He went from the tiny villages all the way to the Q'ollorit'i festival on top of the glacier.

We were invited to perform rituals in the sacred temples of the Q'ero Indians. They had never had outsiders perform before. I've worked with many of the Indians for the past twenty years, but I had never been to this sacred mountain,Wamanlipa, before.”

Elizabeth and Barney are also very involved in the educational lives of their children.

“We love where we live, but with this remote location, we decided to go with home schooling. We are also planning to bring some of the Q'ero children from Peru to study here on our land. We want to offer a new model of education, building a leadership program with the Q'ero kids with our Q'ero kids project. We want to support these kids in a collaborative interaction with a globabl world view. They will study with Hawaiian kids to learn about sustainability, science, and solar energy. We want to offer them the best of modern and ancient ways to live sustainably on the earth. We want the Q'ero children to share their traditional views about Pachamama (mother earth) to illuminate our children. A great exchange!

Now that we are attending the Bioneers conference this month, it feels like we are really bringing together organic farming, sustainable agriculture, with the indigenous wisdom which has been such powerful influence in our own lives.”

As we said goodbye, Elizabeth laughed, “Following your vision is not always easy. But the universe is so infinitely creative. It comes up with a way better plan than I could ever have thought of. We just had dinner on the beach with all our friends, with ten kids playing frisbee and the adults cooking and drinking wine at sunset at the beach. What a life. I couldn't have designed it better!”

Happy October!

Carol Adrienne

Seven Principles of Effortless Action


The Seven Principles of Effortless Action

What's Not in the Business Plan:
Trusting Your Intuition &
Everyday Coincidences
To Help You Succeed

Are you willing to drop your five-year plan if something better comes along that you hadn't planned for? How open are you to business unknowns (the parts that are fortuitous and providential)--those serendipitous gifts that come your way that lead to greater success than you could ever have imagined or planned? Or do you stick to your straight and narrow line of thinking?

In our work environments, we are often ruled by "realistic" notions--by facts and figures--by charts, numbers, and logical pieces of information that we can prove. It's the world of business, and we're encouraged and predisposed to make our work routine. Besides being a factual world, (one we can put our hands on and one we can back up), it is also a world of rules and guidelines and protocol that must be followed. But are we overlooking something--something that costs nothing and can easily lead to greater success and an innovative edge?

There are steps we can take to begin to increase the magic and inspiration of synchronicity--or, put another way, being in the right place at the right time:

  • Get clear about what you really want--that is, what kind of environment are you looking to exist in? Friendly people? Good clientele? Loving relationships? Opportunities for leadership? More freedom and flexibility? Focus on the feeling tone of what you are after, even if you can't imagine how to get it. Let the universe organize the specific details for accomplishing it. That's why affirmations work--you co-create with the universe.

  • Listen to your intuition. Intuition is the still, small voice that hangs out in the back of your mind. It's persistent. It make come quickly, or it may keep nagging you a little bit. In hindsight, it's what makes you said, "I knew that." If you have the hunch to call someone or go somewhere, do it.
  • Take action. If you are thinking of buying a house, finding a new doctor, volunteering for a worthy cause, or improving your garden and haven't yet taken any action, open up more. Keep your question in mind, and notice who you run into or who calls you. If your question crosses your mind, ask that person for a lead that might pertain to the information you need.
  • Interpret the results of your action and be aware of coincidences. Don't dismiss coincidences as random. If something happens that seems even a little out of the ordinary, your energy will go up. This is a confirmation that something is happening in your favor. When you have no energy for something, really look hard at why you want to proceed with something that has no energy to it.
  • Stop doing what isn't working. Give it a rest. Go with the flow. Some things need time to germinate and surface again in a completely new guise. Ask for clarity from the universe.
  • More pleasure and gratitude. Taking pleasure in what you receive raises the frequency of all your situations, and allows you to attract people and opportunities more in tune with that vibration. Like attracts like. Who was it that said, "Life is painful, but suffering is optional?"

We all know how to use common sense. Uncommon sense is what we trust when we take a leap of faith. It comes not from the obvious, or the ordinary, or the expected. It comes as a result of knowing who we are (and who we are not), and trusting that to take us where we need to go. It's a deep knowing or trusting our intuition to be on our side. It pulls from a deeper level of wisdom--of what's right for us. Uncommon sense is listening to the voice that says, "Slow down," when we're late, and slowing down is the last thing we want to do.

Once you learn to listen to your intuition and use uncommon sense, a whole new world opens before your eyes. Your life will have more meaning. Your job will seem less mundane. You will learn to focus on your purpose and why you've made the choices you have. You will begin to see yourself as part of something greater--something bigger than simply getting up and doing your 9 to 5 job.


Effortless action is not synonymous with sitting on your chair doing nothing. Effortless action means creating change without straining to "push the river." Going with the flow. Setting the wheels in motion. Effortless action is setting a goal and paying attention to what needs doing and allow the results to come when and how they come. Effortless action is being willing to do whatever it takes, but not trying to control what you cannot control.

The following seven principles are something to review from time to time when making business decisions.

Principle 1: Act on Passion. Take a stand for what you believe in. Remember your purpose is to contribute the best of who you are at all times. You are in this particular work situation because this is the place where you can fulfill your life purpose for the time being. There is a reason you were led to take this job or create this career.

Principle 2: Be Discerning. Let your rational mind and intuition work together. Trust first impressions but always check out the facts.

Principle 3: Listen very carefully to unspoken feelings. Flow through on persistent intuitive messages.

Principle 4: Notice where you lose or gain energy. Notice when you begin to rationalize, justify or blame. You feel something is not right? Take action even though it may take you out of your comfort zone. It's time to discover what you will need to change or release from your life.

Principle 5: Commit. Do whatever it takes to put you in motion toward doing what your intuition is telling you.

Principle 6: Assume synchronistic support (or providential help) is coming your way. Coincidences you never expected confirm that you are on the right path, even if their meaning is not crystal clear at the time. Some people say, "If it's supposed to happen, it will."

Principle 7: Trust the process. Trust that your life is unfolding as it should and that your intuition will lead you in the right direction.


Carol Adrienne, Ph.D., is the author of The Purpose of Your Life: Finding Your Place in the World Using Synchronicity, Intuition, and Uncommon Sense, and co-author with James Redfield of The Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide, and The Tenth Insight: An Experiential Guide. She is also the author of The Numerology Kit, an do-it-yourself guide to understanding the blueprint of your life.

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