remember who you are!

You best serve others by reminding them of their song. Judgment, punishment, and power plays don’t correct; they only drive human beings further from their joy and aggravate pain and self-defeating behavior. When someone is in distress or conflict, help them remember who they really are, and they’ll have no need to hurt others ~ Alan Cohen

Identity Path

No one is the same. We have designed an individualized, integrated plan to guide each user toward success, taking into account individual backgrounds and experiences, and then laying out concrete goals and benchmarks. Throughout the curriculum, a user will explore topics surrounding their identity—from before they were born to the present. A user will wrestle with questions around stories about their birth. They will face questions like, “What happened before, during, and after you were born?” or, “What prophesy or event took place during your pregnancy?” Connecting yourself back to the place of belonging will bring about healing and reconnect you to the original source of life (God).

education and Career path

No one learns the same way. Our curriculum will help each user to overcome academic and individual learning challenges by building on individual inner knowledge, supporting strengths, and providing tools for triumph. We are advocating that Western education should embrace people’s natural abilities. This curriculum critically examines traditional education and helps users to explore how to use it to advance their natural skills (i.e., what can I do beyond the confines of classroom education).

Spirituality path

No one is without the spirit. The IESSP curriculum will help each user discover their inner spirituality, moral discipline, and Christian values within a community of caring friends. The curriculum helps learners to understand the many aspects of spirituality. Users will explore spirituality as the measure of how willing they are to allow God to enter their lives and guide them along the way. Spirituality involves understanding the spiritual power of evil and good, and the power of God entering the world through us. Spirituality is not about rules, rituals, and man-made religions; rather, it is about having a relationship with God. Spirituality can be found in the ordinary things of life and unusual places. The primary question to be answered throughout the duration of this lesson is this: How do I connect to God?

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Social Path

No one is alone or without a community. The IESSP curriculum will help each user develop love and responsibility for themselves and others and help them realize that they are part of a loving community. Relationships or the lack of them can be a blessing or a curse. This curriculum focuses on cultivating healthy relationships with people from conception to old age. A user will examine the relationships they have with their parents, siblings, friends, spouses, coworkers, and children. Emphasis is placed on healing and wholeness through reconciliation.



The IESSP is an acronym for Identity, Educational, Spiritual and Social Plan. It is
modeled after the special education IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) and Inspired
by the poem They Are Singing Your Song.

The overall goal of the curriculum is to help users to remember and claim who they
are in all of their beauty and blemishes. It will encourage participants to discover
their unique path, finding that particular guiding song inside that will let them face
challenges, nurture spirituality, and celebrate individuality within a loving
community. With the IESSP, users will be challenged to maximize their potential
through strategic planning and accountability. I hope to bring together a circle of
spiritual, educational, and social leaders, resources, and mentors who can help others
grow into a confident, spiritual, and caring person.

Rev. Dr. Moses Sowale is the founder of The Voice Inc., The Brigade Youth Program
Brockton, The Abigail’s Women Project, and the pioneer priest of Grace Chapel
Episcopal/Anglican Church Brockton. This curriculum is a direct product of his over
twenty-five years experience in working with young people, women, men and their
families. The IESSP is designed to help individuals claim their unique identity,
discover their special abilities and educational learning styles, find their unique
connection with God and be reconciled to their unique person or community of
belonging. The curriculum will be used in the context of one-on-one mentoring, life
coaching and pastoral care and counseling.

When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she’s pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends. Together they pray and meditate until they hear the baby’s unique song. As they attune to it, the women sing it aloud. Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone else.

When the child is born, the community gathers and sings the child’s song to them. When the child enters school, the villagers gather and sing the song. When the child passes through the initiation to adulthood, the people again come together and sing. At the altar of marriage, the person hears their song. Finally, when it’s time for the soul to pass from this world, the family and friends gather at the person’s bed, just as they did at their birth, and they sing the person to the next life.

There is one other occasion upon which the villagers sing to the child. If, at any time during the person’s life, they commit a crime or socially aberrant act, they’re called to the center of the village. There, the people in the community form a circle around the person and sing their song to them because… A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you’ve forgotten it yourself.

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
Your soul has its own song. Your unique energy and purpose are expressed through your talents, passions, and visions. When you’re in touch with your joy and act upon it, your heart feels full and your life is rewarding. When you’re disconnected from your passion, you feel empty, your life is frustrating, and you wonder what you’re doing here.
Yet even when you’re distracted by the fears and troubles of the world, your song still lives inside you. Its tune is etched upon your soul more deeply than any experience could be. As you move through difficulties, detours, or setbacks, your spirit guides you from within, urging you to carry on and emerge shining. In the face of a great challenge, your inner knowing comes forth in unprecedented power. All of your life lessons help you get back in touch with the music of your soul.
Others may try to influence you to sing their song rather than yours. If you do, you’ll become resentful and lose your voice. To regain it, get back in touch with your truth and act on it. Never deny your expression for another’s. You can harmonize with and support someone else, but don’t do it at the expense of your own happiness.
You best serve others by reminding them of their song. Judgment, punishment, and power plays don’t correct; they only drive human beings further from their joy and aggravate pain and self-defeating behavior. When someone is in distress or conflict, help them remember who they really are, and they’ll have no need to hurt others.
Authentic self-expression brings healing, release, and relief. Remember your song, and you’ll become magnetic and compelling… you’ll also find peace within yourself.
Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen is the author of so many inspiring books and all of them can be found on  Just type his name into the Amazon search bar and pick one… they are all wonderful!

Each of the components of our curriculum will be covered in a period of twelves weeks. All four curriculum will be covered in a period of forty-eight weeks. That is three months for each component, and twelve months for the complete program.