Self-Realization & Success

For the last two-plus years, I have received the internal guidance not to seek  a regular job.  Even Dada Vaswani, the Indian Guru whom I met in May of 2015, told me that I needed to stop thinking that I need to earn a living.  I replied that this can be very hard to do in our culture.  I think he reassured me that a worker deserves to be paid, but at the time, and since, I have not yet figured out what this means for me, or exactly what God has been asking me to do.

My sense of internal guidance speaks, and then often I seem to have followed a rational thought rather than an intuitive guidance.  This has not been working well in terms of income and career success.

As a result, a couple of weeks ago, I woke up early one morning anxiously struggling with financial and career concerns.  I felt in agony over not yet seeing a path clearly before in terms of how to earn income and to support myself.

Finally, I sat on the edge of my bed and addressed God in a way I believe that Paramahansa Yogananda modeled in one of his books, and I believe I read this in Autobiography of a Yogi.  If I remember correctly, he actually prayed this prayer to the Divine Mother:  “Divine Mother, I am your son and I am seeking you.  You must come to me.”  I just remember that he boldly prayed, “you must come to me.”  Since I already trust the Divine Mother yet have needed to work on trusting the masculine aspects of God, I addressed the Divine Father.

I said to God, “Divine Father, I am your daughter and I am seeking you; you MUST come to me.”

Instantly, I heard God say to me, “Why do you seek external success?”

Next, it was as though God said two or three sentences all in one.  Expressed one-at-a-time, they sounded like this:

“Seek internal success, and all else will follow.  Seek only internal success, or all else will fail.  Seek internal success, and all else will flow.”

Now, that was lovely.  Clearly, I had become more focused on material, or external success, and that focus was failing me.  This is not to say that focusing on material well-being will fail other people; clearly it does not.  However, for where I AM on the spiritual path, my focus MUST be on connecting with God, and embodying the Divine Presence and Divine Will in all that I think, say and do.

I still have a lot of work to do!

However, I am so grateful for receiving that instantaneous response and guidance.  What a blessing it is to experience God coming into one’s consciousness and speaking directly to oneself.  Apparently, Paramahansa-ji’s prayer technique works when we are genuinely seeking God, and willing to be in alignment with God’s purposes.

Later, I remembered the experience in which I had a vision, while meditating, of becoming one with God’s wave of creation – the energy flow at the “edge” of the Universe, when I heard the Teacher Voice say, “Welcome to pure potential.”


Putting that experience with this experience of being told to seek internal success and “all else will flow,”  a beautiful affirmation came to me:

“I am Being Itself from which all else flows.”

I invite you to know the truth of this statement for yourself – for our soul selves are indeed One with Being Itself, whom many of us call “God.”

May we all get clearer on how we are to “seek internal success,” or connection with the Divine Mother/Father.  May we all seek, and find, that internal success from which all else flows.

Love and Light,

Carol “Anandi”

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About selfrealizationtherapy

I am a healer, life coach, author, and spiritual teacher. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime; please email me at: to schedule a session. My goal is to assist you in connecting with your Higher Self to find fulfillment, peace, health, and happiness in life. I typically work with people for about six weeks, and then they either take classes with me and advance more, or simply go their happy way. While I cannot guarantee results, many clients find that in a few short weeks, more is accomplished than could be with years of traditional talk therapy. Born on the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I grew up moving back-and-forth between Africa and the United States my whole childhood and youth. We lived in three different countries in Africa, and three different states in the USA. I now live in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. I was widowed at the age of 28 when my 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm that hemorrhaged, leaving me with an infant and a toddler. This crisis led me to believe that God loves us even when "bad" things happen, and also led me to pursue spirituality and become a minister. In 1996, thanks to "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda, and a meditation class called Raja Yoga, I started on an Eastern spiritual path, a journey which included becoming a healer and a mystic. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, I perceive a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies. As a result, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way (a term used in the book of Acts by very early "Christians," although they did not call themselves "Christians;" they called themselves Followers of the Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness or Christ-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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