I was asked recently why I (co)wrote my first book, Intersections. It wasn’t the first time I was asked, but it was an awkward time. I’ll tell you why…
The question arose in terms of marketing, selling, impact. Yes, the book has been marketed. Yes, we’ve almost sold out our initial printing. But I don’t think I’d ever had any illusions about “making money” from the book. That’s not why I wrote it. I’d venture the same for my co-author, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke. It was never about money. Not about fame. But the night I was asked the question recently — in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while sitting in a backyard — I don’t think I did a good job of answering. So I thought about it later, and for myself at least, expanded my answer.
I wrote what I did to share. I wrote what I did because I felt a pressing need (let’s say from my alien friends) to ‘out’ myself, and to get the word out. I wrote what I did because if anyone reads it, or meets me at a conference or event — 2019s Alien Cosmic Expo comes to mind — if they recognize something in me or in what I say, I want them to know they can take the first steps toward safely integrating their experiences. If that’s you, now, please drop me a line by using my site’s contact form. Alternately, if you need to report an incident of high strangeness, or need to talk to me or other experts professionally, I encourage you to visit The Experiencer Support Association (TESA), of which I’m a member. If you need to specifically report what you feel to be a UFO sighting, you can also do so through MUFON Canada’s reporting system.
So why the title for this blog post?
If you suspect you’ve had one odd or alien experience, chances are you have had several. I do not say this to alarm you. You can deal with this, as I have done; as many others have done. And one way to deal with it is to write about it. In that, friends, perhaps your story is wasting to be told.