Friday, April 20, 2012

Fortune Telling

By Heather

I admit it. I’m a big believer in the universe telling me things. I call it cosmic communication.

Lots of times when I’m writing a book, I’ll start seeing things that relate to the book. A street name that’s the same as a character’s name, or a random TV show about one of my plots. Recently, as I’ve been working on my latest Lucy Valentine, which includes an animal communicator, I’ve seen a couple of shows about them.

Had never seen one before.

Cosmic communication telling me I’m on the right track.

At least that’s what I believe. And maybe because I believe, things like that come true. I look for it. I listen.

Another form of cosmic communication that I love is a fortune from fortune cookies. Rarely do I get a fortune that’s just nonsense. Usually it’s one that really pertains to my life—or my work.

Like this one. I’ve been holding on to it for almost ten years. I got this a week before I found out my Nina Quinn mysteries were going to be published.



More recently, I got this one:



The next day (THE NEXT DAY!) my agent called with the news that my Love Potion shop mysteries were going to be published (am hoping these will debut in 2013!).

Cosmic communication.

Are you listening?

5 comments:

Peewee54 said...

sounds very interesting! Take care and good luck with your books! A fan, Patrice

Aimee Hix said...

I, too, believe the universe has message for us and we really have to be open to seeing/hearing them.

I used to be a huge skeptic and about a decade ago, after my mom died I started having experiences that I couldn't explain - hearing her voice out of the blue, smelling her, hearing her favorite song ALL the time. I am sure a scientist would tell me that these are all natural things after you lose a loved one but I truly believed that my mother was trying to "talk" to me. She still does when things are rough. It happens less and less as the years pass but she's always there in some form when I need her.

Aurian said...

Great blogpost Heather, and congrats on the new series! Sounds promising. I like Tarot card readings myself.
Chinese restaurants in Holland don't often have fortune cookies, the one time I have seen them, they were prepackaged and cost 50 cents a piece. So, that is just nonsense to me then.

Dru said...

Did you notice the number 23 in both your fortune?

I definitely believe in the cosmos, it's like a deja vu moment when you know something is going to happen and it does.

Books by Heather said...

Hi Patrice, it's a bit wacky, but it works for me!

Aimee, I love that. IMO, sometimes the unexplained doesn't have anything to do with science. I go with my heart. :)

Thanks, Aurian! I'm excited to start the new series. Fortune cookies here are individually wrapped, too, but usually come free with the meal....

LOL, Dru, I didn't! I'm going to have to go and look through my other fortunes and see if it's on those, too.