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Llewellyn.com - Monthly e-Magazine - August 2008

What a Difference Your Purpose Can Make
by Ronelle Coburn

Llewellyn.com - Personalizing Advocacy - August 2008

Recently, one of my students said, “I wish I could have known you from before.”

I was puzzled and asked, “Before? Before what?”

“Before you were living your Life Purpose so fully,” he replied.

“I don’t know if you’d believe it even if you could see it,” I said, shaking my head.

“Well, somehow I think it would be very interesting,” he said sheepishly, his eyes twinkling and his lips grinning wryly under his handlebar mustache.

I moved recently, and my passport disappeared into the chaos (along with my car stereo faceplate, my partner’s flight log book, and his favorite fishing reel). I keep randomly taking five minutes to search anywhere I can just in case it chooses to reveal itself. So much of my stuff is still jumbled up in boxes, and while rifling through one of them I came across some stray photos that must have been in a bottom drawer somewhere. And there it was, the picture of how I was before I began living my Life Purpose, the one mapped out in my fingerprints. I picked the photo up and took a good look. There she is, in a puffy-shouldered pink sweater with a pattern of darker bows across the chest, slumped so far down in a chair that her hands and elbows are supporting her by leaning on her lap. Knees together, head tilted down with eyes gazing sideways at something to the left of the camera. A wallflower succeeding at invisibility who doesn’t feel at all comfortable or confident. She looks wilted, frightened, unsure, depressed, and flat-out miserable. I can tell the picture was taken during one of my college holidays, at my grandparent’s house, when they were still alive. The table is laid out in the background and an antique lamp I now have in my office is also in the background. There is no one else in the picture. Despite the family holiday setting, the young woman looks desperately alone.

What a difference getting on purpose makes!

Twenty years later I am a successful business artist with my own business, trainings, public speaking events, private clients, and lots of travel. I meet thousands of people each year, and work with an average of five hundred as private consultation clients and students. I am confident about myself and make my living from my own creative self-expression, and I love getting up every morning to get the honor of stepping into others’ lives with them and help them see their own highest potential by decoding their destiny—their Life Purpose—for them from their fingerprints. I get updates from clients about what they’re up to and how helpful their sessions were for them; I simply love supporting my students along and getting the absolute privilege of seeing them take on their challenges, step into their own purposes over time, and simply blossom. And now, I’m the author of my first book, called Destiny at Your Fingertips, which I wrote for those who are tired of wondering what their purpose is and who are ready to find it out in order to live it.


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Llewellyn.com - Author Interview - August 2008

An Interview with Ronelle Coburn, Author of Destiny at Your Fingertips
by Llewellyn

In your book, Destiny at Your Fingertips, you discuss the concept of a “Life Purpose.” How exactly would you define Life Purpose?Revel in Step and Song

Your destiny—or Life Purpose—is the state of consciousness you want to live in where life tastes absolutely delicious to you. It’s your personal direct point of meaning, your Zone of Fulfillment. When you inhabit your Life Purpose you know who you are and what you need to do to feed your deep sense of being your true self. It isn’t any specific action you perform or a goal to achieve. It isn’t your values or your principles or your morals. It isn’t even necessarily what you’re “good” at and it isn’t your skills, your aptitudes, or your career. Your destiny is your core unchanging sense of who you are that wants to be expressed through every decision you make and action you take. It’s your transpersonal or core or soul psychology, the part of you that goes beyond your unique bundle of personality characteristics. It’s the continual process of your awareness unfolding over time. It’s your sense of “I am X and I know what I want and need to do about it.” I often find myself saying that it’s like the big shoes you were born to wear, that you are continuously growing into and figuring out how to walk around in. And for most of us, those shoes are often bigger than we imagine for ourselves. We start off feeling like they’re too big, like those gigantic shiny red shoes clowns wear. And we stumble around learning how to walk in them until we get comfortable with who we are, that these are our shoes whether we think we like them or not. And that it’s okay, actually necessary, to stumble on the way to walking, then striding, then dancing with grace and acceptance and sheer joy in them. When you are on-purpose you wake up in the morning itching to get up, get going, and live your life. You feel like every day is exceedingly precious and exciting with challenges and you just can’t wait to get up and live it, just really eat it up.

How is fingerprint analysis different from traditional predictive palmistry?

Fingerprint analysis is extremely different from predictive palmistry. First off, traditional palmistry doesn’t take the fingerprints, as an integrated system, into account. Second, you’ve got fingerprints, and the destiny they denote, but that doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to live out that purpose in the sense that you are fated to do so. Traditional palmistry focuses on making predictions, which is very disempowering when you stop and think about it, because it implies that you can’t change anything for yourself, that you don’t have free will, and you are completely powerless over the course your life takes. I have had people call me up and tell me that they were terrified for many years because someone made some prediction (that never came to pass) from their hands. Anyone who really studies hands and does research on the accuracy of predictions made from the hands rapidly finds out that the popular perception of palmistry as any kind of reliable predictive tool is a myth. If someone makes an accurate prediction about a future event while looking at your hands it’s just that they have an excellent intuition that really doesn’t have much to do with your actual hands.

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Llewellyn.com - Llewellyn Journal - August 2008

The Paranormal: A New Science of the 21st Century
by Philip J. Imbrogno 
No matter how skeptical you are, there are three things that cannot be denied: that reports of paranormal experiences exist, that they persist, and they are increasingly occurring on a global scale. Philip J. Imbrogno, author of Night Siege and Interdimensional Universe, details how UFO sightings and other paranormal phenomena are potentially related, while questioning the very universe we hold as reality.

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In the Presence of the Divine
by Rose Vanden Eynden
Many people remember the names of angels from literature and religious tradition. But the name of one angel—Metatron—often evokes confusion in the general populace. Often referred to as “The Angel of the Presence,” this archangel can aid each and every one of us in strenghtening our communication with the Divine and recognizing the divinity inherent in all of us. Rose Vanden Eynden, author of Metatron, Invoking the Angel of God's Presence, introduces a simple exercise to invoke Metatron for guidance, wisdom, and inspiration.

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Searching for Answers?
by Barbara Moore
Tarot is a tool useful in many ways for many things, from meditation and spiritual insight to divination and fortunetelling. Yet, everytime we consult the tarot, we are in search of some sort of answer. Tarot expert Barbara Moore explains how the questions we ask in hopes of an answer are just as important as the answer itself.

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Llewellyn.com - Try This! - August 2008

Finding Your Familiar

Angels of Leo

Tarot Spell to Help Develop Psychism




Llewellyn Journal - August 2008

The Paranormal: A New Science of the 21st Century

In the Presence of the Divine

Searching for Answers?




Llewellyn.com - New Releases - August 2008

Extraordinary Psychic, by Debra Katz
Extraordinary Psychic
by Debra Lynne Katz




Interdimensional Universe, by Philip Imbrogno
Interdimensional Universe
by Philip Imbrogno




Metatron, by Rose Vanden Eynden
Metatron
by Rose Vanden Eynden




Llewellyn.com - Reader's Top Picks - August 2008

  1. Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
    by Scott Cunningham

  2. Practical Guide to Creative Visualization
    by Denning & Phillips

  3. Mother Nature's Herbal
    by Judith Griffin, Ph.D.

  4. Witch School First Degree
    by Rev. Donald Lewis-Highcorrell

  5. The Mind-Body Fertility Connection
    by James Schwartz





Llewellyn.com - Llewellyn Encyclopedia - August 2008

Life Line
The life line is the line that wraps around the thumb and ends at the wrist. Contrary to legend, the length of the life line cannot be used to predict the life span of the individual. This is inaccurate and can do absolutely no good. However, the life line gives us a good idea of the person's life energies, and how directed the person is.

Enoch
A scribe who lived for three hundred and sixty-five years on earth before “God took him” and turned him into an angel (Genesis 5:23–24) known as Metatron.

Fortean Phenomena
Named after author and researcher Charles Fort (1874–1932) who collected such information, Fortean phenomena are strange, bizarre, and almost always inexplicable through current scientific theories. Example: rains of fish, stones, or frogs.



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