ARTICLE: A PERFECT MATCH
by Alan Cohen
The other day I happened to reread this favorite article from a
favorite author, ALAN COHEN, and I was struck once again by how
simple the "Law of Attraction" is.
To do or have whatever we desire, we only need to harmonize our
thoughts with that desire. And then it comes to us -- fast! As if
I hope you'll enjoy this lovely and powerful story. And pay
attention to how Alan gives us a concrete example, using
Here's the Article>>>>>>
Fritz Kreisler was a skilled and devoted violinist who had a
lifelong dream to own a Stradivarius. For many years Fritz worked
to earn enough money to buy the coveted and rare instrument.
Finally he took his life savings to New York City's music
district and searched many stores.
After numerous inquiries, he found a shop with a Stradivarius for
sale. The shopkeeper went to the back of the store, removed the
violin from under lock and key, and showed it to Fritz.
Fritz's eyes lit up and his heart began to pound as he held the
delicate instrument to his neck and began to play. Heavenly tones
sang forth, and Fritz knew this was indeed the instrument he had
dreamed of. When he asked the owner the price, Fritz was shocked
to learn it was twice the amount he had saved.
"Can we work out a payment plan?" asked Fritz hopefully.
"Sorry, we don't do that," answered the shopkeeper.
"Then will you hold the violin for me until I can borrow more
money to purchase it?"
"I'm afraid I cannot do that, either, sir. If someone comes in
and offers the asking price, I will have to sell it to that
Fritz went home and scurried to gather together more money from
friends and investors. He made slow progress, but within a month
he found people to help him. Eagerly he returned to the music
store and told the owner he was now able to make the purchase.
"You're just a little late," the shopkeeper explained. "A few
days ago a wealthy collector came in and purchased the
Fritz was crestfallen. He had come SO close to having his heart's
On his way out of the store, an idea occurred to him. He turned
and asked the shopkeeper, "Would you give me the name of that
collector? I will contact him directly and ask if he would sell
it to me."
The shopkeeper gave Fritz the information, and he made an
appointment to go see the owner. "It has been my lifelong dream
to own this instrument," Fritz told the fellow. "Would you
consider selling it to me? I think I can get some more money to
purchase it from you at a profit."
The owner shook his head and answered, "I'd like to help you out,
but I know the value of this violin. It is the jewel of my
collection. I intend to keep it as an heirloom."
"I understand," answered Fritz. "Perhaps, then, you would let me
play the violin for just a minute or two. It would mean a lot to
me, and I will keep the memory for a lifetime."
The collector consented and handed Fritz the violin.
Joyfully Fritz took up the bow and, knowing he would never play
this violin again, made the instrument sing with absolute
passion. After a few minutes he returned the violin to its owner,
thanked the man, and made his way to the door.
As Fritz had his hand on the door-knob, the owner called him
"Don't go," he told him. "You made such beautiful music. I bought
this violin simply as a collector's item. You will bring more
happiness and beauty to the world with it than I will.
"The violin belongs to you. Here, please take it."
Society's rules of ownership are superseded by a profound
spiritual principle called The Right of Consciousness. You own
what you own not by money or force, but by your love for it and
your spiritual connection to it.
If something is deeply embedded in your soul, it belongs to you.
It comes to you and adheres to you by your appreciation and right
use of it. While it APPEARS that external rules govern who owns
what, the prevailing law is the Right of Consciousness.
You cannot get what you have not earned by right
If you are trying to attract a mate, job, or
living situation, you must be equal to it in your
thoughts and feelings.
You must love it, know you deserve it, and hold a vision for
healthy, joyful use of it. Then and only then will it come to
you, and without struggle or strain.
You don't have to fight for it; you just have
to be one with it.
When your consciousness is ripe for the object of your heart's
desire, it will come naturally. It will not require a miracle or
quantum leap. It will be in the flow as your logical next step.
And no one will be able to take it from you.
Jealousy is a form of insecurity and represents ignorance of the
principle of Right Consciousness. If you are matched with
something you truly deserve by your unity with it, it is yours by
universal law, and no one can interfere.
A Course in Miracles tells us, "You are under no laws but God's."
Behind all the rules people create, eternal principles are
operating flawlessly. Justice is always being accomplished by the
power of intention. Found yourself in spiritual law, and
everything you want and deserve will come to you and stay with
you by virtue of love.
ALAN COHEN is the author of more than 20 best-selling
inspirational books and tapes