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August 2010
Issue #131

How Good Can it Get?
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Loving the Life You Live

"It turns out that in the great celestial card game,
there's no such thing as a bad hand."
- Julie Bond Genovese

When my phone service went "on the fritz" during the second half of July, I was grateful for my many years of meditative practice. Rather than descending into a state of agitation, despair, frustration, or blame as I could not even hear a dial tone for days on end, I savored the unexpected gift of a stay-at-home sabbatical. Without the usual interruptions from phone calls or emails, I appreciated how I could better turn my attention to some projects I had long been meaning to work on, and others that required I make and take time away from phone and internet dialogue... and I had a wonderful time!

There's a lot to be said in favor of recognizing our opportunities to appreciate whatever comes our way. Like a good potluck dinner party, much of what we get out of life depends on what we bring to it. In terms of emotional satisfaction with our lives, our attitude has a good deal more to do with our ultimate success than any other factor. While a person with a negative attitude might give up or get caught up in endless cycles of trauma and drama, someone with a positive attitude can shrug off hardships and difficulties and consistently feel successful in life.

So what is the key to learning to love the lives we are living, even (perhaps especially) when so many things seem far from satisfactory? Recent research studies show that those who practcie the art of focusing their minds to find something to appreciate in whatever experiences and situations come their way are known as "resilient," and enjoy the benefits of reduced cortisol (the so-called "stress hormone"). A reduction in stress tends to ensure these people live happier, more prosperous lives than those who dwell on injustices. As a wise quote from A Course in Miracles states, "I am not the victim of the world I see." I love the gentle way this concept of releasing and letting go of a tendency to fall into the seemingly endless cycle of egocentrism in which a person feels victimized, and then either seeks someone to play the role of rescuer, or becomes aggressively self-protective. As author Melody Brooke points out, it is possible to transition from such unhealthy patterns to a Cycle of Compassion.

I read a wonderful book this month called, Nothing Short of Joy, from which I got the quote at the top of this month's ezine. The author of this book, Julie Bond Genovese, was born a genetic dwarf, which meant she faced a number of challenges in life in addition to all the usual ones. While Julie could at many points in her life become righteously angry, accusatory toward those who treated her unfairly, or escaped into any number of psychologically protective defenses, she instead found a way to find friends and family she could communicate her true feelings to in a way that helped everyone involved transform and grow from the experience.

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I would truly love to see you at the 12th Annual International Language of Spirit Conference happening in Albuquerque, New Mexico August 15th through the 17th. I hope you can join the most interesting group of linguists, physicists and indigenous scholars I know at a conference devoted to the fascinating subject of time travel. I am looking forward to giving a talk on Listening to Future Selves, Reviewing Our Pasts, and hope to see you there!

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In This Issue:

(1) Spiritual Life Coaching
(2) Upcoming Events
(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films
(4) Your Reality Shift Stories
(5) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag
(6) Reality Shifters Award Winner
(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality
(8) Join in the Discussion
(9) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines

Cynthia Sue Larson MBA, author, intuitive, and spiritual life coach

(1) Spiritual Life Coaching

Do you feel like the universe is trying to tell you something, but you can't quite figure out what it is? Are you wishing you could understand the messages in your dreams, life events, and synchronicities? Need help facing a challenging issue in your life? Require clarity making an important decision? Could you use some help shifting your reality? Are you curious to know your divine gifts? Are you ready to feel energized? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can benefit from Spiritual Life Coaching with Cynthia! Contact Cynthia at to set up a life-enhancing telephone consultation today.
      "I'm really amazed how powerful and beautiful the reading was. Touched and impressed and it feels as if it lifts me up and let me experience a whole new dimension of 'me', of 'love'! Thank you so much for helping me towards this level of consciousness! I keep it a little bit short because I really have to / want to stay in this momentum, this feeling of peace and love... Thank you soooo much!" -- Adam

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12th Annual International Language of Spirit Conference
Time Travel
A Dialogue Exploring the Nature of Reality from Indigenous and Western Science Perspectives

15-17 August 2010
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The most advanced scientific view has found that in the sub-atomic realm, there are no longer any things: there is only a dynamic flux of process and relationship. This was an astonishing discovery, but it was not new. Indigenous people for millennia have seen the cosmos as a place of kinship -- a place of harmony and beauty. For Indigenous societies, bi-location, teleportation, time travel and shape shifting are not only possible, they were once considered commonplace. Traditional Indigenous worldviews accept radical flux and interrelationship between all that is as the norm. Come join us as we explore the beginnings of a new language -- a language that is now emerging through dialogues with Native elders, quantum physicists and other Western scientists. Explore the connections between the quantum realm of energy and the Indigenous Spirit realm. Cynthia Sue Larson is honored and delighted to be participating in the inner circle of this year's dialogue, talking about time travel theories, experiences, and stories.


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(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films

Vision Gets Better with the Right Mind-Set
Science News
27 April 2010
Imagine seeing better by thinking differently. That's a vision with a future, according to Harvard University psychologist Ellen Langer. Eyesight markedly improved when people were experimentally induced to believe that they could see especially well, Langer and her colleagues report in the April Psychological Science.

Bridging Heaven & Earth
Bridging Heaven & Earth
Episode #244
Allan Silberhartz interviews Cynthia Sue Larson
Watch this inspirational episode of Bridging Heaven and Earth with Allan Silberhartz as he interviews Cynthia. Learn how you can find your way through challenging situations by keeping an open heart and optimal intention, and discover some interesting aspects of Cynthia's journey in this very special episode of Bridging Heaven and Earth. Find out what you can do to help things go right when things seem to be going wrong, and enjoy wonderful music, art, and ideas about how we can all bring a feeling of heaven to Earth.


(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Time Wish Granted
Santa Clara, California, USA

The funniest thing happened to me the other night! I got home, and I said to myself "I wish it was still early" and I looked at the clock and saw that it said 11:48 pm. I thought, "That's impossible... but awesome! I got my wish!" I went to brush my teeth for five minutes, and when I came back into the bedroom, I saw the clock said 2:00 am, like I knew it really was all along! I realized that maybe I was viewing the past, since I had said, "I wish it WAS still early, instead of 'I wish it were still early.' " I guess I should have taken my grammar teacher more seriously in middle school! D'oh! Anyway, I am trying to choose my words more wisely.

Note from Cynthia: Your story about wishing it was still early so resonates with me! I'm sure I've had the same thing happen to me... more than once, too... yet when it's happened it's been so startling that it almost didn't seem real. In some way, time shifts feel to me the most baffling, especially when time seems as malleable as Silly Putty!


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Husband Came Home Before He Came Home
Aynne aka CAT

Cynthia talked about her daughter coming home before she came home...after she found the front door open and heard young voices outside.

This has happened to my husband and I several times. I would hear his car pull into the driveway. I would hear the overhead garage door go up. Then I would wait for him to come up stairs. Finally I would go look and he would not be home...but would actually arrive home usually within 30 minutes of that time. We got so used to it happening I would came home before you came home again!! I honestly never paid attention to what else was happening during one of those episodes. From now on I'll pay attention to see if something 'coincidental' occurs during those times.

I get the full audio...hearing the garage door go up..hearing (at the old house) the inside garage door shut..and waiting to hear him on the stairs...but not! I had thought that perhaps just his desire to be home was causing this phenomena. That's a good question about the audio and the visual. When doing readings I 'hear' and 'see' all the time....often in full color. However, when asked to differentiate between the two...when I am getting info psychically, it IS different. There is no confusion that something is actually happening to me this minute. When hubby does this coming home early thing... it is 100% real in every way.

As far as things disappearing and reappearing in odd places, we moved to this house in our new state exactly a year ago. Everything was unpacked within a few weeks of our arrival. However, there are things that are still yet to be discovered. I truly don't care if they show up on the stove or the kitchen table or on top of the bedroom dresser...just as long as they finally show up!

Note from Cynthia: How amazing that you've so often experienced your husband coming home before he came home in real life! This is the sort of thing that can be so baffling, yet when it occurs more than once, seems to be showing us something. I'd love to know if you have visions that are in any way similar to this, or if the sounds you hear seem different to you than auditory "visions" sound. There is something about this story that reminds me of Rupert Sheldrake's book and work on the subject of Dogs That Know When their Owners Are Coming Home!

Heard Key in the Door Before Anyone Came Home
Vancouver, BC, Canada

I have heard the key in the front door, it open and close, wait a couple minutes for someone to go up stairs or down stairs, go look, and there is no one else home but me. It's happened to me a couple of times.

I'm not sure if I can explain this, but I have heard it many times by many people, and it has happened to me more than once. My home office is at the front of the house, window opens and is usually opened at least a crack, and it is next to the front door. With my office door open, I can hear someone come home, and usually am right as to who it is. I live with my husband, my 26 year-old son, my 19 year-old nephew, and my 51 year-old brother so there is always a coming and going. This particular episode I don't recall what I did or what happened during the time of hearing and doing, but I did go downstairs and call out everyone's name. I was home alone. I asked if anyone came home, and went right back out again and everyone said "no." I'm also a believer in ghosts, and tend to blame things like this on the ghost.

Note from Cynthia: In my recent situation (mentioned in the July 2010 RealityShifters), I quickly learned why it was to my advantage to have another twenty minutes home alone, so I could better devote my attention to my friend who phoned me. I am interested to know if these experiences of yours might be akin to visions (the audio kind), or perhaps there have been reasons that you could benefit from those sections of time.


(5) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag

Hi Cynthia,
Reading your Reality Shifts e-book, I was intrigued to see you saying that, in one of the many parallel universes, you are a man. I wonder about this as wouldn't that mean you were a different person and not *you*? Similarly with the example of Elizabeth Taylor having brown eyes in one universe -- would that essentially make her a different person, as some genetic expressions are not mutually exclusive (if that makes sense), e.g. odd-eyed white cats can be deaf (my brother has a deaf white kitten, not with odd eyes, although another of his cats is white and has one blue eye, one orange eye!); I have Crohn's Disease which in some cases isn't just confined to the digestive system- I had a very painful bout of sacroiliitis last year. I read somewhere that one of the genes for obesity is connected somehow with one of the genes for red hair. Anyway, I have a book, 'Past Lives' by Peter & Elizabeth Renwick. I've always believed in reincarnation and the end chapter of this book talks about morphgenic fields, how no specific location for memory has been found in the brain, and the idea that maybe we reincarnate into parallel universes. I have attached a reading I had done recently about my most recent past life. Ever since I was born (in 1973) I have had a memory of Cornwall. I wonder what your thoughts are on how reincarnation fits into parallel universes.
Love & best wishes,

Dearest Jacqui,
Thanks so much for writing to me regarding your question after reading my Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World book! I do tend to mostly think of myself in parallel worlds as being me, having made different choices along the way... but in a very real sense, we are all as One, and I can truly feel a strong sense of that much of the time. It is from this standpoint that I write about the possibility that in a parallel world, I am a man. I also sense that such a man in a parallel world is still very much me, in terms of innermost essence. Part of our spiritual growth is beginning to see that everyone and everything around us is, in a very real sense, ourself. My feeling about reincarnation is that through memories of past possible lives, we can gain insights into issues we may be working through in this lifetime. I sense a tremendous opportunity for us to work with our parallel selves and past lives to bring healing back to those lives we resonate with... through recognizing the beauty and lessons possible even in what might seem to be rather dark situations and experiences. I love the way you are such an avid reader, with such curiosity about parallel worlds, reincarnation and consciousness. There is much research to support the assertion that our minds lie outside our bodies and brains... this is an idea I also discuss with some recent research in my book, "Aura Advantage," which I think you will also enjoy.
lots of love & best wishes for you in every reality,
love always,


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(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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Nothing Short of Joy

Nothing Short of Joy
by Julie Bond Genovese
Totally Uplifting Autobiography

Author Julie Bond Genovese was born a genetic dwarf, meaning she faced a number of challenges in life in addition to all the usual ones most children face growing up. With extraordinary love and honesty, Genovese describes how it felt to look, feel and be treated differently than other children, while all the while not quite knowing or even talking about why this would be. Genovese's gift for sharing the traumatic medical examinations she routinely endured from a child's eye view is revelatory to caregivers without casting them in the role of villains, so much as being completely unaware of the potential negative impact of their unfortunate bedside manner. Parents can gain a great deal of compassion as well for how their well-intentioned actions and words can fail to provide their children with a sense of protection at times they feel most vulnerable. Genovese excels at telling her story from such a grounded, heartfelt center that readers can effortlessly find ourselves viewing the world from a dwarf's eye vantage point... discovering much to our surprise that such a world can be a wonderful place to live. One of the things that impressed me most about Genovese's story is that while Julie could at many points in her life have justified becoming righteously angry or accusatory toward those who treated her unfairly, or escaped into any number of psychologically protective defenses, she instead found a way to communicate her true feelings in a way that helped everyone transform and grow. "Nothing Short of Joy" has great wisdom for all readers wishing to make the most of their lives, particularly those who feel they have been dealt a bad hand of cards in life. As Genovese writes, "It turns out that in the great celestial card game, there's no such thing as a bad hand." I highly recommend "Nothing Short of Joy" for its heartfelt warmth, emotional honesty, and inspirational and uplifting wisdom.


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