In this interview, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alex Ferrari, a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and spiritual podcast host who shares his journey toward his understanding and experiences with spirituality. He shares about trusting the Universe and the lessons he’s learned along the way as well as the commonalities he sees in near-death experiences, which he has done over 60 interviews about on his YouTube channel.
In this interview, you will learn more about:
- Trusting in the universe’s power and guidance can lead to positive outcomes
- Listening to the universe’s nudges can help individuals learn their life lessons faster
- Alex’s personal struggles led him on a spiritual journey that taught him valuable lessons
- Commonalities of near-death experiences
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Alex’s Journey of Trusting the Universe
As a filmmaker for almost 30 years, Alex’s spiritual journey began when he felt like something was missing in his life. He went through some difficult situations that led him into depression, and it took him a few years to come out of it. However, he invested in learning more about spirituality to understand life on his path and gain different perspectives.
Alex’s spiritual experiences have been significant, especially after his depression when he was about to go bankrupt. He asked the universe/god for help, and the next day, he got a job and started paying off his debt, preventing him from filing for bankruptcy. This experience taught him to trust
in the universe and its power to guide and provide for him.
The Divine Nudges
One of the most significant lessons Alex learned was that if you listen to the universe’s nudges, you can learn your lessons faster. The universe may start with a gentle nudge, but if you ignore it, it can become a push, and eventually, a hard hit until you learn the lesson that your soul is meant to.
Despite being hesitant at first, Alex launched a spiritual podcast at the encouragement of a close friend. Within a year, the podcast grew to over 90K subscribers and now has over a million listeners per month. His podcast, The Next Level Soul Podcast, has helped many people find their spiritual path and learn to trust the universe’s guidance.
Exploring Near-Death Experiences with Alex
Alex discussed his observations about near-death experiences, which he believes are custom-built for each individual. Some have positive or negative experiences, but the common aspect among all of them is that they feel the unconditional love of the universe that cannot be explained in words.
Letting go of control, listening to the universe’s nudges, and trusting in its power can lead to positive outcomes, as Alex’s life experiences have shown.
Shooting for the Mob
A bipolar gangster, a naive, young film director and Batman. What could go wrong? Alex Ferrari is a first-time film director who just got hired to direct a $20 million feature film, the only problem is the film is about Jimmy, an egomaniacal gangster who wants the film to be about his life in the mob. This is the book Shooting for the Mob: Based of the Incredible True Filmmaking Story*
Rise of the Filmtrepreneur
In his book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Independent Film into a Profitable Business*, Alex Ferrari breaks down how to actually make money with independent film projects and shows filmmakers how to turn their indie films into profitable businesses.
About Alex Ferrari
Alex Ferrari is an podcaster, author, speaker, consultant, and an award-winning writer/director with 25 years of experience in the film industry. As a director, his films have been screened in over 600 international film festivals.
His first book “Shooting for the Mob (Based on the Incredible True Filmmaking Story)“* became an Amazon bestseller! His second book “Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business“* also became a big hit!
He is a devoted practitioner of meditation and how it aids in his creative and entrepreneurial process. He also speaks regularly at screenwriting and film events, festivals, and conventions.
Links & Resources
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