Messages & Channelings

Alan Cohen > Thank You for Eating the Cake

One of the great defining moments of my life came when I was in college. I had been practicing Orthodox Judaism for about seven years, a very meaningful path for me. I came to a point, however, when the rituals had become rote and dry for me. On one holiday, a fast day, I was very hungry. But I feared to eat because I might go to hell for violating the religion’s rules. After struggling with the choice, I came to a striking realization: fear is not a good enough reason to do a religious act, and certainly no foundation for a life. So I ate a piece of cake...

Alan Cohen > Truth or Sabotage

I work with a rental car agency that gets me good deals. When I began to use the agency I phoned in an order to the owner, who is a friend of mine. When he emailed me the confirmation, I discovered he made an error on the pickup time of the car.I called him back and he corrected it. This happened not just once, but three times.

Alan Cohen > When We’ll All Get There

Gandhi said, “There must be more to life than increasing its speed.” We are addicted to fastness. Yet is the world a better place because we move faster every day?

Alan Cohen > The Truth about Fairy Tales

I received a letter from Malaysia informing me that the deceased King of Iran wants me to inherit his royal fortune. All I need to do to claim it is send money to an anonymous post office box in England to pay the lawyers who will release the funds to those who have faith in the windfall.

Alan Cohen > A Tale of Two Fathers

All good people do some bad things and all bad people do some good things. Each of us must learn from the example that others show us, especially from the fruits of their actions.

Alan Cohen > The Secret Voice

n A Course in Miracles, a passage known as “the healer’s prayer” reveals a formula for how to pray before entering into any situation in which you feel unsure of yourself...

Alan Cohen > A Critical Gift

You will gain far more by authenticity than by conformity. Conformity is safe but boring; realness is risky but empowering.

Alan Cohen > Trust Your Talent

Many years ago a young Kansas City artist struggled to get his cartoons published in city newspapers. His offerings, however, were met with rejection after rejection. “Forget it,” editors told him. “You have no talent. Get a real job.” But the artist felt that he did have talent and he refused to compromise his career.

Alan Cohen > Change Your Frequency

While staying at a hotel, I signed up for wireless Internet service. To my disappointment, the service kept going on and off. A call to tech support did not help much. Finally the technician concluded there must have been some interference near my room.  He suggested I change rooms.  So at 1 A.M. I packed my gear and trudged to another hotel room.

Alan Cohen > The Guru in Your iPod

While watching the documentary film Stephen Jobs, Hippy Billionaire, I was tickled to learn that as a young adult Jobs was significantly influenced by Baba Ram Dass and his book Be Here Now. I also credit Ram Dass as one of the most valued mentors in my life. He led millions of spiritual seekers to higher awareness and is considered by many to be the “Father of the New Age.”

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