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RealityShifters News - April 2002
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Changing the Physical Universe With Our Thoughts and Feelings

Changing the World One Thought at a Time
    What if you slept,
    And what if, in your sleep you Dreamed?
    And what if, in your Dream,
    you went to heaven and there you plucked
    a strange and beautiful flower?
    And what if, when you awoke,
    you had the flower in your hand?

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Cynthia & Elisabeth

I recently learned that a wonderful lady and research pioneer in the field of distant healing, Elisabeth Targ, (daughter of Russell Targ) was diagnosed on Friday, March 29th with astrocytoma, a brain tumor. Elisabeth had surgery on April 5th. Please join me today in sending very focused healing intentions for Elisabeth's complete recovery. Elisabeth's friends have built a web site for her at http://www.etarg.org/ where you are invited to leave a message for Elisabeth.

I've been doing lots of Spring cleaning at the realityshifters web site, and am excited to bring you an entire new web page of famous quotations! You'll find great quotes by Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Mother Theresa, Joseph Campbell, Rainer Maria Rilke and more at http://realityshifters.com/pages/quotes.html

I also am proud to present a newly redesigned list of books that will shift your reality for the better. They are now organized into sections, so it's a lot easier to find the kind of book you are looking for. I hope you'll stop by and browse through these literary gems at http://realityshifters.com/pages/reviews.html

Thanks to all of you who continue to share your stories about reality shifts, both through this monthly newsletter and in the realityshifters discussion group. My favorite way to learn new things is from experience, and listening to the experiences of others. Together, we change the world!

lots of love,

Cynthia Sue Larson

In This Issue:

(1) Intriguing Articles
(2) Your Reality Shift Stories
(3) Books That Shift Your Reality
(4) Join in the Discussion
(5) Reality Shifting Award Winners!
(6) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines
(6) Upcoming Events

(1) Intriguing Articles

The Scientific and Spiritual Implications of Psychic Abilities
by Russell Targ and Jane Katra

Have you ever wondered what spiritual healers, mystics, and scientists have in common? Find the answer to this question and learn about how the expanded awareness of mind-to-mind connections are entirely consistent with life in a non-local world.


(2) Your Reality Shift Stories

Northcote, Australia

Thanks for the very interesting newsletter. I really think that one of the criteria that we unconsciously use to shift reality and/or create miracles is an expectant state of mind, as well as a strange feeling of bliss or comfort in a higher intelligence. Somehow, whenever I've felt this deep within me, special things happen. Just recently, I was standing at a bookshelf trying to decide on what book to buy for a friend. Knowing that she was artistic, I was at the appropriate section. But there was a plethora of books to choose from. On that occasion, I was able to go into that strange state of mind where I just knew that I could be guided. I remember asking for divine guidance and immediately, I heard the word "colour" loud and clear from a conversation nearby. I looked up, and there was a book on colours. I bought the book.

When my friend saw the book on colours, her eyes lit up. She had once borrowed the same book from a library and had intended to buy it for herself. I rather think the guidance worked so well because the intent was selfless. I wonder, is there really some divine intelligence watching over us, rather than a set non-personal laws that people occasionally stumble upon to manifest their desires?



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St. Louis, Missouri

One evening last month, a wonderful reality shift occurred in the presence of my eleven year old son and myself. We had gone to his bedroom to sit in his bed, beneath the comforter to play his favorite game, "The Simpson's Trivia Game" and wind down for the night. The game box is divided into two sections when you take off the lid -- one, a large section where the instructions, die, and about three hundred game cards (similar to Trivial Pursuit cards) are kept. And then one smaller section of the box where my son kept his favorite card so that it wouldn't get mixed in with the rest of the stack.

He was saving this particular card because it had a question that read, "What real-life US city had Bart Simpson Day declared January 26, 1993?" The answer was "San Francisco", and because we had recently moved from San Francisco to the Midwest much to my son's chagrin, anything that referenced San Francisco as a "cool" city was to be acknowledged and kept separate from the rest of the cards as some sort of proof or testimony that no place on Earth would ever be as special as San Francisco.

But that night, when we opened the box, this one card was not there on the smaller side of the box that kept it apart from the other playing cards. There wasn't much to go through in the box, so we could only assume that this one card had gotten mixed in with the rest of the stack. My son became mildly accusatory: "Mom, you didn't put it away right last time." I said nothing, knowing that he usually put the game away by himself so I was likely not to blame. I asked him if he wanted me to go through each of the cards looking for this one card that must have gotten mixed in with the group. I picked up the stack of cards and holding them in front of me, over my lap, I began looking through each individual card in search of the one he considered special. As I did this, my son continued to reprimand me in regards to what he perceived as my carelessness. After awhile of looking at the cards individually, I could tell he was becoming more frustrated and so I suggested we just play the game and that I'd have more time the next day to look through each card and find the missing gem. I then returned the stack of cards to their space inside the box from where we draw from, and lo and behold, the card we had been searching for was sitting right in my lap!

I had just had my gaze pointing downward and can assure you that there was nothing in my lap prior to that. Just the blue comforter that covered it. It was as though the card fell out of the sky and landed there right at the moment I gave up. I was amazed! I pointed this out to my son who confirmed that nothing was there and that I had not separated any of the cards from the deck even as I had fanned them out one at a time from the bottom in search of this card. While I was astounded, my son took this reality shift in stride. His matter-of-fact response of "Yup, Mom, it wasn't there and then it was," reminded me that some people aren't all that surprised when shifts occur in their favor. It was as though he maintains an expectation that reality shifts can and do happen all the time to remind us that our world is a comforting place.

Delhi, New York

It was all because of a baby bull named Beauregard. My older brother (by one year), and I had witnessed his birth. He was absolutely perfect. I fell in love with him immediately. His mother wouldn't let anyone other than me to come near and pet him, which made my brother rather upset. Anyway, my father had forbidden us to go near the pen and, of course, I disobeyed. (6 year olds cannot be trusted completely -- especially when they are in love).

As he grew, Beauregard would stand by the fence, bellowing until I picked him some flowers to eat and scratch him behind his ears, much to the amusement of the farm hands and my parents. My father said I had a way with animals. He would let Beauregard out, and that bull would follow me around like a puppy, he was always gentle, always-careful not to hurt me.

Well, Beauregard rapidly grew into a VERY big bull. One spring, my parents rented him out to "service" a herd. When he came back, they pastured him way up in back of the old barn. My father said he had changed and was mean now; again I was forbidden to go see him. Ummm, I never did listen too well.

The next day, we had inspectors come. my parents were rather busy. As soon as I was sure I wouldn't be missed, I lit out to see MY bull. (Strange, I can almost feel that day all over again).

When I passed the old barn, I started gathering flowers to feed him. He was staked out in the pasture, a ring in his nose, tethered to a stake. I remember being furious! Anyway, I put the flowers on the ground at his feet, scratched him behind the ears for a little bit, then I sat on the ground and kicked at the stake over and over until it became loose. All the while, he would nuzzle my back and chew on the flowers.

Just as I was trying to pull the stake out of the ground, I heard my mother scream. She had come looking for me and had just come around the corner of the old barn. I knew I was really "in for it", so I started running down the hill. I saw my father and the farm hand come out of the barn -- up by the haymow.

I remember the pasture was full of beautiful; though different flowers than what I were use to seeing. It bothered me that I was crunching them with my feet. I looked up in time to see my mother put her hand over her mouth and turn her head. When I reached my mother, I started apologizing for disobeying. She had an incredulous look on her face and asked me how I did that? I couldn't figure out what she was asking.

When I turned around to look back the way I had come, I saw a brand new fence surrounding the pasture where Beauregard was standing, bellowing for me. There were three strands of barbed wire, the first closest to the ground was up about two feet, the second about foot above that and the third about foot above that.

Now, as they say, for the rest of the story. It was the first part of April. The grass had just started turning green; there were no flowers out yet.

I got my mouth washed out with soap for lying about taking flowers up to Beauregard, and a spanking, and sent to my room for the rest of the day. But I KNOW what happened that day.

Things like this have plagued me all my life. So many times, and I have always thought I was 'different". I've never been able to tell anyone -- mostly out of fear that I would be chastised again. The only reason I started searching to find some clues was one of my grand-daughters is showing signs; I want to be there for her.

(3) Books & Films that Shift Your Reality

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Three wonderful books are reviewed here this month: I'M GOOD ENOUGH, I'M SMART ENOUGH, & DOGGONE IT, PEOPLE LIKE ME by Stuart Smalley (Al Franken), BEYOND KNOWING by Brent Lee, and THE ABUNDANCE BOOK by John Randolph Price. The Stuart Smalley book may be challenging to find in print, but it's well worth the effort!

Good Enough

I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, & Doggone It, People Like Me
by Stuart Smalley (Al Franken)

This Book is Funny No Matter What Mood I'm In

I keep this book right beside me in my home office, so any time I need to get perspective on life I can open it to some random page and read one of Stuart's daily affirmations. Whether I'm in a good mood or feeling down, this book always picks me up! Thanks to Stuart, I now know that "I don't have to beat myself up", "I deserve good things", and "I refuse to live from crisis to crisis"! I have to keep reminding myself about that last one, because my computer connection keeps dropping out as I try to type this review.

I'M GOOD ENOUGH tells the story of how Stuart Smalley (a caring nurturer and a member of several twelve step programs, but not a licensed therapist) deals with his inner critic and his dysfunctional family through the pages of his daily journal. I won't give away the plot, but will just give you a hint that there are lots of ups and downs in Stuart's career and family which help him grow in unexpected ways (such as the day when he notes "This Time I Was in Bed for Only Five Days!")

If you ever need to laugh with love at life's foibles, this is the book for you! OK -- I'm not saying you HAVE to get this book, because then I would be telling you what to do. You are in control of your own life, and things are not black and white! So get this book if your feelings about how you feel about it feel right. I think you'll be glad you did!

Beyond Knowing

Beyond Knowing
by Brent Lee

A Trusty Guide Shows the Way to Hidden Realms

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1555175929/realityshifts BEYOND KNOWING's author, Brent Lee, is no stranger to talking with spirits. Ever since he was a child, Brent benefited from the compassionate guidance of spirits who shared insights, amazing stories, and the occasional smelly herbal potion with him. Brent Lee's clarity and down-to-Earth practicality was clearly a great benefit to him during the many years he worked as a counselor in the US Navy, where he traveled the world and learned from a variety of spiritual teachers. Brent shares both the teachings of his spirit guides and the wisdom he learned from people around the world in this fascinating overview of our true spiritual nature.

Brent Lee includes a large number of useful exercises in this book, after first presenting a historical overview for each concept. These exercises can help you see your spirit guides, identify your dream symbols, notice what different levels of consciousness feel like, learn how to communicate psychically through the dreamplane we all share, discover how to enter the consciousness of others, practice exploring your past, view possible outcomes of the choices you make, connect with other forms of consciousness, connect with your soul, and practice telekinesis.

I especially enjoy reading the stories Brent shares -- such as the times he played astral travel tag with a friend of his. He could usually catch his friend, because he did not share his friend's belief that it was impossible to walk through furniture! Brent describes an earlier out- of-body experience in which he walked half-way through his closed bedroom door, when the thought ran through his mind that he could not walk through solid objects. "Since I was already half way through the door, I became imprisoned within the door. For a moment, I felt fear: how was I going to explain this predicament to my family? Then I 'got a grip' on myself and remembered that in my spirit form, I am not limited by physical structures. With that realization, I received a mild shock from the door as I passed on through. In the same manner, you can pass through solid objects in your conscious state or in your physical body, or pass your hand through your 'solid' table. The only limitation is the limitation of your own belief about your own reality."

I recommend this book to those who are on a spiritual path and would like to open their minds to new possibilities. BEYOND KNOWING is an invigorating book that will help clean out any beliefs you might be feeling limited by. I am moved by its wisdom, touched by its honesty, inspired by its integrity, and awed by its love. I give it my highest recommendation, and look forward to reading more wonderful books by Brent Lee!

Abundance Book

The Abundance Book
by John Randolph Price

One of the Best Tools for Revising Your Beliefs About Money

Have you ever felt like you wouldn't have so many money issues if only you could get out of your own way? More precisely, have you noticed that possibly it's your core beliefs about money that set you up for feeling the presence or absence of it in your life? If so, you're fully primed for THE ABUNDANCE BOOK.

This book is perfect for anyone who is willing to consider the possibility that God (or divine spirit) exists fully and completely within each and every one of us, and that there is an innate energy of total prosperity implicit in this fact. In other words, we are divine beings who deserve to live prosperous, creative, inspired lives! If you can accept this premise into your core beliefs, and devote 15 minutes of each day for 40 days to writing down one of ten daily affirmations, you will have completed the John Randolph Price's Prosperity Plan.

This purse-sized book will give you everything you need to help you find the flow of money in your life, provided (1) you are willing to accept the basic premise that divine spirit is the source of money and resides within you, and (2) you are disciplined enough to spend 15 minutes each day meditating on the daily affirmations.

What I love most about working with this book and it's 40 day prosperity plan is that I noticed beliefs changing inside me that I didn't even know I had, until I started this program! I love the way this book stays so positively focused on the desired outcome that it blows away any inner critic or negativity. It's awesome!

(4) Join in the Discussion

How do you manifest what you want in life? Share your ideas, ask the big questions, and make new friends.

(5) Reality Shifting Award Winners!

RealityShifting Award

I am proud to announce this month's winners of the Reality Shifting Award, for recognition of web sites which demonstrate consistent excellence in content and design, while helping people shift their reality in a positive direction:

Color Healing

Fire Through Spirit

(6) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines

Explore the fascinating concept of "mirror matter".

Eagle Hope makes a difference in the lives of young people, by helping them build their self esteem.

Creative Manifesting is a metaphysical site dedicated to sharing our stories of manifesting, deliberate attraction, and metaphysical awareness as it relates to living our Divine Life Purpose - in Absolute Harmony with Spirit's Will. Creative Life coach answers your manifesting questions.

In Our Own Words (IOOW) is a research and communications program with a vision of new possibilities focused on national healing and global awakening. The IOOW typologic system identifies eight groups of people within the U.S. population over 18 years of age (Centered in a Material World, Disengaged from Social Concerns, Ebracing Traditional Values, Cautious & Conservative, Connecting through Self-Exploration, Persisting Through Adversity, Seeking Community Transformation, Working for a New Life of Wholeness).

Ascension Love Spirituality is a site on ascension, fearlessness, healing, love, empowerment, personal growth and spirituality with links, quotes, articles and an online book!

This site just might provide you with everything you could ever want to know about alchemy. Featuring over 90 megabytes of information on alchemy in all its facets, it is divided into over 1,300 sections with tens of thousands of pages of text, over 2,000 images, over 200 complete alchemical texts, extensive bibliographical material on the printed books and manuscripts, numerous articles, and introductory and general reference material on alchemy.

(7) Upcoming Events

I'm looking forward to giving talks on "The Top Ten Ways to Shift Your Reality" at the following events, and look forward to seeing you there!

Concord Centre, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord, CA
Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 10:30 AM

Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA
Sunday, June 9, 2002 at 5:30 PM

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