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Mothership - Welcome to my world!

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As a fiction writer I’m asked all the time, “Where do you get the ideas for your books?”

I say, “The Universe tells me the story and I’m merely a conduit.”  Most people think I’m pulling their leg.  Let me show you what I mean ...




            At one time I was on a highway driving to a writers’ conference.  What was on my mind?  Writing my next book of course – and what direction I should go.  That’s when I noticed the license plate of the car I was approaching in front of me.  It read, “MY PLNET.”  Below the plate on the bumper the make of the car revealed, “SATURN.”  Of course, at the time I thought ‘How cute is that? My planet – Saturn!’ 

I passed the car.  Moments later I advanced upon another car.  Its license plate read, “MTHRSHP.” 

‘Mothership?’   This got my attention.

            I arrived late at the conference’s dinner banquet.  The group I had planned on sitting with didn’t save a place for me at their table.  So, I sought a seat at a nearby table, and sat beside a gentleman I had never met before.  I struck-up a conversation with him, and he started talking about past-life regressions.  Certainly not the most common dinner subject matter, but it got my attention because in my second book, Back to Salem, my character has a past-life regression.  In the research for my novel I read Many Lives Many Masters by Brian Weiss, which explores past lives through hypnotic regressions.

            “Have you read Many Lives Many Masters?” I asked this man.  

            He smiled, then told me he was not only familiar with the book, but he was a psychoanalyst who worked with Brian Weiss and assisted him in writing the regression protocol that Mr. Weiss  used in Many Lives Many Masters

            At the time I just thought, ‘What a coincidence that I’d meet up with someone who helped develop the regression method I used in my book Back to Salem!’  Of course I knew it wasn’t a coincidence.  I realized in that moment what a serendipitous event it had been to meet this man.  After all, if my space had been reserved at the table where I had intended to sit - I would never have met this man. 

            I smiled at him and asked, “You’re a psychoanalyst?  What do you specialize in?”

            “ET abduction counseling,” he said with a straight face.

            The hair stood on the back of my neck and I smiled.  Alas, the real reason for the exchange.  It came together … My planet, Saturn, Mothership … ET abduction … I had insight for my next book!


Welcome to my world!

If this was the opening page of a spirituality book - would you want to read it? Or pass on it?  Let me know by commenting below or emailing me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Thank you! ~Alex


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Award-winning novelist, screenwriter and author of "Lifesigns: Tapping the Power of Synchronicity, Serendipity and Miracles."


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    Karen Friday, 10 June 2011

    Yep!! Hooked me. Where's the rest?:D

  • Guest Saturday, 11 June 2011

    coming soon Karen ... thanks for visiting.:D

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    Laurel Friday, 05 August 2011

    Synchronicity, serendipity...wonderful guideposts to create an interesting life and story! I look forward to reading the rest of the story!

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    Laurel Friday, 05 August 2011

    Serendipity, a wonderful guidepost to an interesting life. I'm looking forward to reading how it is expressed through your books!

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    jeanne Friday, 05 August 2011

    Yes, I'd be interested, but first I want to read Back to Salem. I, too, pay attention to *coincidences* and why not?

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