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Why Are You Here?

In His Own Words, Author Alan A. Allen Discusses How He Discovered His Purpose


Do you have a clue as to why you are here? I do. But it took over 80 years to discover the purpose of life and what could be next.



From the time I was able to walk I showed uncanny signs of curiosity. I had a need to ask “why?” and a unique capacity to seek answers, regardless of the risks involved in doing so. Is it any wonder that I spent my early years testing parental guidance not to cross the street alone, stare directly at the sun, skate on thin ice, test my swimming skills in a swift current, or try to chase a 1,000-pound Alaskan bull moose off my ski trail? Such dangerous events, unexplainable stories of survival, and mystical premonitions are addressed in this book, Clues Can Light The Way. For decades I tried to understand how and why I managed to avoid serious injury or death. I also wondered why profound connections with people, animals and even thoughts seemed to manifest at just the right time and place to impact my life with important lessons or at least clues for an eventual lesson.


Some of the clues came in the form of “Knowings,” not words, but messages of overpowering clarity of thought that could not be ignored. One of the strongest messages involved a direction, not a light suggestion, but a direction to “go home.” It was clear beyond any measure of certainty that I was to drop everything I was doing with my new job in Alaska, and head back to New Jersey, the home of my parents. I did so, and as one might expect, all work approvals and travel plans fell quickly in place. The seemingly divine directive led me to the most profound life-changing event I had ever experienced.