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August 2015
Issue #191

How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue Larson
Cynthia Sue Larson
Rewrite Your Story

"There are no truths, only stories."
— Thomas King

I loved the line in the movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, “Everything will work out in the end. If it’s not all right, then it’s not yet the end.” This idea is evident when viewing situations as part of something bigger. In fact, when we take a really good look at any situation, it’s possible to recognize that no matter how troubling current circumstances may appear, in a grander scheme of things the universe—or multiverse—of possibilities far exceeds any present limitations.

Cynthia’s childhood home
My childhood home
One of the reasons people love stories so much is that each “one" of us is more accurately a multitude, with many facets that we sometimes discover through stories. We see parts of ourselves in characters in stories, and learn about how we can change the way we relate to ourselves and others. While we might feel sad at having reached the end of a given chapter in our lives, it’s almost always true that each ending accompanies some kind of transition to a new beginning. And as long as we remember to find the excitement in each transition—the moment we can later look back and tell in a story that begins, “You’ll never believe what happened”—we can realize we’re bigger than that particular incident, and might even be able to laugh about it later on. And most of all, we’ll experience the magic of a universe full of extraordinary wonders beyond anything we can imagine.

When I was a little girl, I loved hearing stories about what my parents and grandparents did when they were children growing up. I was fascinated to hear the way my grandmother pitched in to work with other kids on the farm in the early 1900s, and how much she longed to get away from rural life in Washington state to enjoy shops and nice things in cities like Seattle. I loved hearing how my mother played in the gulch down behind her northern California home with her Cocker Spaniel, Buzzy, in the 1940s, building tree forts and bridges and savoring the joys of being surrounded by woods and wilderness until her mother called her home at supper time. These “nature girl” stories took deep root in me, and I too, loved spending my summer days up in the branches of a tree in our garden. I’d sometimes bring a book with me, and other times climb a tree when playing hide-and-seek with my dog, Happy. I’d stay out long after dark on warm summer nights, lying down on the grass and looking up at the stars with my sister’s cat, Gabriel, imagining and wondering about what worlds might exist beyond the Earth at my back.

Gabriel and Happy
Gabriel and Happy
You’ll never believe what happened!

And in one of my long, unscheduled days in the backyard garden as a child, I witnessed one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Things seemed completely normal at first, as I heard sounds of two cats yowling at one another in the yard next door. I watched Happy trot to the fence on that side of the yard, keeping an eye on the situation and remaining strangely silent. Usually Happy would bark at noises in neighboring yards, and I wondered why he was clearly aware of an unusual situation, yet wasn’t making a sound. Suddenly, I saw Gabriel at the top of the five foot tall wooden fence, and then jumping down into our yard. Gabriel trotted briskly and deliberately toward our house. I looked over at Happy, and saw he was standing by the fence perfectly still and silent—waiting and watching. Just a few seconds later, another cat that I didn’t recognize appeared at the top of the fence, and jumped down into our yard. At the same moment the second cat hit the ground, Happy erupted in loud barks, chasing that cat from one side of our yard to the other! I suddenly realized that Happy and Gabriel were having a wonderful time cooperating with one another in a completely unique situation with no need for words. I wished the whole scene had been filmed, because I was the only person there to see it—and promised I’d do my best to always remember the teamwork I’d seen that day!

Cynthia and Gabriel
Gabriel and me
On another extraordinary occasion, I just happened to be in the backyard when Gabriel was in a very feisty mood. His ears were flattened back against his head, and his golden fur was especially fluffy, as he pounced on insects—real or imagined—walking through the grass. Our dog Happy strolled past Gabriel, apparently unconcerned with Gabriel’s plucky mood. Just as Happy walked alongside Gabriel, something startled our cat to such a degree that he flew up into the air and landed exactly on the middle of Happy’s back! In that very same instant when Happy felt a surprise rider had mounted him uninvited, he took off at the fastest gallop I’d ever seen, while Gabriel’s claws dug in deep for better purchase. This remarkable scene looked like a backyard reenactment of the Kentucky Derby with our cat riding crouched forward like a jockey, moving in rhythm with his blazingly fast canine steed below. I could never have previously imagined such a steed-and-rider combination, and the perfectly coordinated synchronization of their inadvertent performance has stayed with me for years.

Cynthia and Happy
Happy and me
I experienced one more “You’ll never believe what happened” childhood moment one day when I woke up after having dozed off up in the embracing branches of our backyard fruitless mulberry tree. My eyes were still coming into soft focus as I remembered where I was, feeling greatly relieved to see I hadn’t dropped my book. As I was looking at the book resting between my lap, hand, and a branch, I realized I wasn’t alone. A blue jay was seated just a few feet away on an adjacent branch, staring into my eyes with fierce intensity. We gazed into each others’ eyes for a few minutes, as I sensed tremendous curiosity from the bird as to what I was doing sleeping in the tree. I couldn’t help but smile, and the jay kept gazing at me, tilting its head slightly to one side. I felt a kind of timeless eternity in those few minutes, as I felt a true kinship with that beautiful bird.

When my daughters were young girls, they pleaded with me to camp out in our back yard. I asked if they were sure they would actually stay in the sleeping bag, explaining that pitching a tent and carrying sleeping bags was a lot of work. They insisted it was important, and I’m sure they knew from my having told them how I loved to spend summer nights outside that I could hardly say no. They brushed their teeth, climbed into their sleeping bags, and made sure to bring flashlights with them, so they could return to the warmth of their beds if they had a change of heart in the night. And sure enough, just a couple of hours after settling down in the backyard tent, I heard the back door open and shut, and the pitter-patter of little feet coming back home! But as I knew at the time, even a few hours spent camping in the backyard can provide a lifelong sense of wonder, and some amazing stories of their own.

I truly hope that today’s children experience some of the wonders of nature that previous generations enjoyed. Cell phone texts and games can entertain for hours, but don’t provide children with the same quality of “You’ll never believe what happened!” stories that my mother, grandmother, and I found in nature to tell ourselves and others later on.

The big idea in rewriting your story is to keep in mind that stories evolve and change, as we evolve and change. It’s every bit as important to listen to your stories about who you think you are, and how you fit with the events and people in your life as it is to hear other peoples’ stories. There is an ongoing dialogue between story teller and listener running constantly in your mind, and your experiences in the natural world can provide you with the most remarkable insights of all. Keep asking “How good can it get?!” as you listen to stories, and notice what characters, plots, and subplots you enjoy the most.

You can learn a great deal more about the importance of story in our lives in the book, Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self Transformation through Story. This book has just the right amount of scientific studies balanced with case studies to give you a deeply satisfying sense of how important story is in our lives—and what we can do to improve our health, wellbeing, and the health and wellbeing of our world through finding ways to improve the stories that we tell.

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Cynthia Sue Larson
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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) Questions and Answers
      (6) Reviews that Shift Your Reality
      (7) Join in the Discussion
      (8) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines
Cynthia Sue Larson MBA, author, speaker, 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'..! I feel so much love around me, as if the reading made / makes me more connected and aware of the importance to be thankful that the spirits guide me, protect me and let me grow both spiritually and as a human being! Thank you soooo much!"
      -- Adam

(2) You're Invited to Fabulous Upcoming Events!

Foundations of Mind: A Dialogue of World Views
I would love to see or hear from you if you can make it to my upcoming events!

Foundations of Mind

13-15 Aug 2015
UC Berkeley, 3105 Tolman Hall
Foundations of Mind Conference:
A Dialogue of World Views

This three-day conference examines the rapidly-changing 21st century intellectual, social, and religious landscape pertaining to: the science-religion dialogue; the foundations of physics, biology, and consciousness studies; and the role of activist academics in the university. Confirmed plenary speakers/panelists include; Fritjof Capra ("The Tao of Physics”), Stuart Kauffman (Systems Biology, Seattle), Brian Barsky (UC Berkeley), Kevin Padian (UC Berkeley), Walter Freeman (UC Berkeley), Henry Stapp (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley), Howard Pattee (Binghamton University), Jacob Needleman (San Francisco State University), Len Talmy (University of Buffalo), Wolfgang Baer (Nascent), Swami Prasannatmananda (Vedanta society), Seán Ó Nualláin (UOI), Cynthia Sue Larson (RealityShifters), Mikey Siegel (Consciousness Hacker), Jeffery A. Martin (Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness), Beverly Rubik (FAIM), Ignacio Chapela (UC Berkeley), Marcin Joachimiak (Physical Biosciences, LBNL), Jose Acacio de Barros (Stanford University). Early-bird registration for this conference by July 24th can be reserved with payment of $200 at
The fee thereafter is $300 with $50 for individual panels. This conference is free for UC Berkeley students.


Schedule an Event with Cynthia!
Would you like to invite your friends to attend a talk or workshop in your home or for your group? If you live in Northern California and are interested in planning such an event, email Cynthia for further information at:
Cynthia's schedule of events for this year is posted online at:

(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films

How to Choose the Best Meditation for You
If meditation is so good for us, why can it feel so hard to get started? You've most likely seen reports listing many benefits from meditation, recently have been scientifically proven to produce long-lasting improvements in mental cognition, problem-solving, and even increases in brain cell growth after just a few weeks of meditating for 20 minutes a day. Scientific interest in this topic has been steadily growing with no slow-down in sight; Google scholar lists over 5,000 studies citing benefits of meditation that have been published in the first seven months of 2015. Some of the advantages of meditation include: reduction of stress which in turn boosts the immune system, energy levels, and sense of wellbeing and equanimity; growth of grey cells in the brain and the hippocampus, contributing to better cognitive functioning and problem solving; lengthened telomeres, contributing to greater longevity and overall health. In addition to these and hundreds of more proven benefits of meditation, people who meditate also find themselves surrounded with happy coincidences and delightful synchronicity. Things just seem to go their way. So how can we get started meditating, when it's something we've never done before? Here's a quick way to zero in on finding the best meditation technique for you. First, choose a favorite physically relaxing activity, and then select a favorite mental focus. When you combine these two, you'll have a customized meditation technique that is just right for you! To get started, honestly complete two sentences: (1) One of my favorite ways to relax is _________________ and (2) I most enjoy focusing my attention on ___________________. You can read the blog post version of this video in its entirety, with more tips and further explanation at: Read the full post here:

You can watch the video edition of this post on YouTube at:

Change Your Story, Change Your Life
Learn how you can change the background stories running through your mind. Have you ever listened to a friend or family member introducing themselves to someone they've just met, and noticed how they often say the same things at each introduction? Such introduction stories are one way we can catch a glimpse of what's usually happening unobserved inside ourselves. It's understandable to hear someone describing themselves as a "Hurricane Sandy survivor," or a "California firestorm survivor," since this is a quick way to bring people current with a general sense of some of the challenges they've recently faced. Stories become much more than "just stories" when they play a constant and active role in our lives. We tell ourselves and others who we are, what motivates us, how we arrived where we are today, and what kinds of challenges we face in the stories we live by. Author Thomas King points out "There are no truths, only stories." These stories need not stay stuck in one particular type of archetypal plot type, but can be changed in ways that benefit our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. As it turns out, stories are far from passive, inert influences in our lives; they can be every bit as dangerous as they are healing. Author Lewis Mehl-Madrona and his wife Barbara Mainguy share insights for transforming stories from their professional practices in osteopathic medicine and psychotherapy in Remapping Your Mind, with strong support from recent scientific research to explain how and why story therapy can work. Research explaining how the Default Mode Network (DMN) describes activities in the brain region responsible for running the background activity constantly running in our minds.
You can read the complete blog post on this topic posted at:
You can watch the video edition of this post on YouTube at:


(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Disappearing / Reappearing Engagement and Wedding Rings
Austin, Texas, USA

Omg. What a wonderful surprise today. I was cleaning the guest bathroom and picked up a silk floral arrangement and took it outside and set it down to spray it with silk floral cleaner--but the nozzle on the can of spray was clogged, so I took the flowers back inside. I set them down in the corner on the countertop again, but then I decided to wipe under them and clean the bathroom right then instead of later. When I picked the slender wooden vase up again, I heard a soft clink. I looked down and there was my engagement ring sticking out, and my wedding ring, too! It was unreal. The vase was sealed, nothing fit inside it. The rings must have somehow been stuck to the bottom of the vase, though the bottom is not sticky at all. I have cleaned the bathroom many times since they went missing over a year ago, picking up that vase and wiping under there. So this is a huge mystery to me. It borders on miraculous actually! I cannot explain it. I am so relieved though. Wow. I thought I had hidden them last year before I went for a medical procedure, but three days later I had no memory of having hidden them. I had photographed people at the house and then the next day looked for my rings in their usual place, and they were missing. I tore the house apart, looking under vases, emptying every drawer, etc. I finally decided they must have been stolen by one of the clients, but Jerry insisted they would turn up some day. But how weird that they finally did, and in a most unexpected and bizarre way! Cynthia! I thought of you and reality shifting almost immediately as I was standing there staring at the impossible sight of my rings in a place I had looked for them several times and had cleaned so many times. It was so surreal. It was truly as if they had reappeared from out of nowhere. Even my husband was stunned. He picked up the vase and felt it and said it was so smooth, no sticky feeling anywhere. He could not even understand how the vase would sit on top of them, which I wondered about, too. I have often hid my rings under a vase in the master bathroom, so naturally both vases were logical first choices on where to look when they went missing. You know how you can't believe they aren't there, so you keep looking again anyway? I did that over and over. After they had appeared I went back and ran my finger on the countertop beside the vase and under it and it was clean, so it is not as if I simply had not really ever cleaned or looked under there! It is so incredible. Yes, you may share this with anyone. I hope it gives them hope! I am still stunned. Never had such an experience before! I took off my engagement ring a few minutes ago and put it under the vase momentarily, and I can tell you the vase does not set flat on top of it! If you touch the vase it rocks! That's what makes this even more bizarre. The other day when I found them, a kleenex box was blocking my view of the countertop area where the rings would have been; so if they'd been there when I picked the vase up I would not have seen the countertop unless I looked down more, but I was focused on the flowers. I just grabbed the vase and went outside to spray the flowers with some silk cleaner. When I returned and went to set the vase down again on the countertop it would not set down, and that's when I heard the soft clink of my rings and looked down, and my engagement ring was peeking out! It's as if the rings were suddenly under there. I'm still so shocked. I distinctly remember tearing both bathrooms apart looking for the rings; there's a lamp on the right side of this bathroom and I even looked under it. There's two sculptures and I looked under them and inside them. I remember looking at these silk flowers, double-checking to see if there was an opening in the top where I might have dropped the rings in case they were hidden inside the vase, but it's sealed. So, there is no doubt I had picked up the vase during the searching a year ago, looking at the countertop, and then I have been cleaning the bathroom ever since. It's so amazing. I had tried so many things to find the ring: visualizations, prayer, re-imagining where I'd hide them today if I were doing it again, etc. Not sure why they suddenly appeared that day, but I'm so glad.

Note from Cynthia: WOW! I love the way your rings came back to you in such a surprising way! Although a year has passed since you last saw them, it seems like they're looking just as good as ever, with no sign of having gathered dust, wear, or tear. What a blessing to get them back, and how marvelous to find them in a place you've cleaned so many times! I can see what you mean from your photographs about there not being any place for the rings to hide or sit undetected for long under that wooden vase--or for that matter, much of anywhere on that countertop in your bathroom. Because I have witnessed objects literally appear as if out of thin air, I can relate to your experience of wondering how they just happened to show up at a time and place when surely you would have noticed them, had they arrived at any earlier moment. One thing that definitely does make a difference when finding lost objects, and when they appear 'out of thin air' is expecting that at some point to see them again with emotions of certainty (faith) and love. Having an open mind appears to be a prerequisite for experiencing such things as well.


Blue Napkins in Washer
Uruguay, South America

I was doing some very absorbing work at the PC but before sitting at my desk put some clothes in the washer machine. They were napkins had been using, some yellows, some with small figures. After setting the machine realized that a set of blue napkins had been left unnoticed in the basket. It was quite irritating because the laundromat does not allow a stop and reintroduction of new clothes. So I went to my PC and stood there for more than 3 hours working a full. Then I remembered the laundry, and went to the machine—only to find that the blue napkins were inside and had been washed with the rest! Nobody believed my story! Thank you.

Note from Cynthia: Thank you so very much for sharing this experience! I have experienced similarly bizarre situations with no classical logic explanation, so I believe such things are indeed possible, and am grateful to you for sharing what you observed. As many physicists are currently observing, classical Boolean logic is actually a special (limited) case of quantum logic. And within quantum logic, situations such as what you experienced are not only possible, but are expected to be observed from time to time.

see the black spots
Different Swings at My Daughter's Park
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

I think I had an experience where I shifted to a parallel universe. The only thing different that I have noticed is that the swings at my daughters parks are different. Those bucket seats that we put our children in usually have a hold on both sides of the swings. I could never tell which side was the front and which side was the back because the leg divider was the same size. So when I went to the park earlier this week I noticed that the leg divider was smaller on one side and bigger on the other so there was definitely a front and the back to this swing.
this is cleaner than usual
I am still in the universe with the new swings. I think. I don't know if it's really true that I shifted or that the swings were likes all the time. I also notice something different about the fire hydrants but I can't put my finger on it. Anyway I didn't know who else I could talk to it about so I decided to email you because it's so interesting and fun to talk about. So I checked the swings again and they do look used. They are not new swings. The blue swing has the same black dots as I have seen before on the seat. Both of of the black seats are a bit cleaner than I remember but I think that's because someone from the city comes to clean the park once in awhile. But the are not new. I also went to another park and the swings there were different as well. This cleaner usual.
fire hydrants look different
I don't know what is so different about the fire hydrants. I think the colours are what struck me first. In my experience I have only seen red and white fire hydrants. But now I see red and yellow, red and black, red and silver. Also I feel like they are raised a little. It seems that if you don't pay attention to details than you think you might be going crazy a little bit. I was just pondering also—If one shifts a reality then do all their loved ones change in that reality? Do their belongings and pictures shift with them? I did find a new picture on my iPod this morning—I know I did not take that picture, it was a iPod snap shot and of a website that I need to apply some tax forms. I know I have not done any research on the site yet. Moreover, I have been looking through my picture album in my iPod a lot over last week as I am trying to organize all my pictures into frames so I am needing to email them to the printers. That snapshot was not there. If I could shift to any reality at this moment it would be one where there is a cure for autism and developmental delays. My daughter is 3 and she is delayed in talking and communication. Hopefully I can shift there. I already shifted to place where the swings are different!

Note from Cynthia: Thank you for sharing your experience in noticing differences in swings at your daughter's park. Your observation that you remember having had to take time to figure out which was the front and which was the back on the swings the way they used to be definitely sounds to me indicative of your witnessing a shift in reality. If the swings had been easy to figure out, you wouldn't be surprised by the change, so your surprise that now it's so simple to know which side of the swing is the front and which is the back indicates there's been a reality shift.

I Drove through a Red Light
Largo, Florida, USA

I love the story you shared about God fixing your flat tire at the very time you were in prayer and grateful. It's as though he said, "you think that's great watch this " I've had similar situations, once as I drove through a red light (I could have sworn it was green) cars coming from both directions and no clear way of escaping being hit hard. I braced myself for impact as I shouted "oh God help!" I closed my eyes and clenched the steering wheel tight, I heard the blaring of car horns and then waited a few seconds, nothing! I opened my eyes and was stopped in the middle of the intersection, I have no idea how I reached that place without being hit, too many cars were on those lanes and one was close enough for me to see the color of the drivers eyes if I had looked. It truly felt as though my car and myself became non physical or was lifted out of harms way and placed back down when and where it was safe. Afterward I reached my destination safely, which was to my daughters school to pick her up. As my daughter and I are walking to the car she says, mommy we had free time while I was waiting for you to pick me up and I drew you this picture. She handed me the paper drawing, it was a beautiful picture of an angel hovering off the ground. I said that beautiful, an Angel! She said no mommy that's you! My mouth hit the ground!

Note from Cynthia: Thank you for sharing your experience with finding yourself and your car safe and sound in the middle of an intersection despite having somehow managed to drive through a red light. Thank goodness you were unharmed, and what a joy to be able to safely make it to pick your daughter up from school and find she'd drawn a picture of you as an angel!

God’s Sense of Humor
Largo, Florida, USA

I was driving to a friends house I hadn't driven to before, so she gave me great directions. Sometimes I'm a nervous driver if the drive is more than ten minutes away. My friend’s house was only about 15 to 20 minutes away, but there was so much traffic along an unfamiliar route, that made the drive feel very intense for me. I almost drove through a red light, but managed to stop in time. That truly unnerved me, so by the time I got to my friends house, I was a mess. I couldn't get myself to relax and enjoy the company of my friend. All I could think of was, "Now I have to drive back home!” I told my friend I had to leave and get the drive home over with. She is a nervous driver, and totally understood. She said, "I figured you would.” So I got in my car and took a deep breath, trying to relax. I said a very urgent prayer. "God, please help me get home safely, and please keep all the other cars away from me as far as possible!” I wasn't sure about the last part of the prayer, because traffic is so bad in that area, and that time of day was really bad. Well, as I was driving home and looking in the rear view mirror, I saw no one. I then looked back to the front—no one! Hmmm. I then looked harder, even squinting my eyes, trying to see a car in the rear view mirror. I finally saw a little dot far away, and the same in the front. I realized in that moment that God had answered my prayer. I thought about it a moment and busted out laughing, saying, "Very funny, God!” and “Thanks!" Yes, He cleared traffic, and as I saw he did, it popped into my thoughts He was keeping them safe from me, as well! Well, you had be there! God truly has a wonderful sense of humor!

Note from Cynthia: I love reading about your experience of asking for cars to be far away from you, and then noticing while driving that cars were so far away they were like little far-off distant dots!

Disappearing / Reappearing Antler Handle Knife
Wichita, Kansas, USA

Yesterday I found a special antler handle knife that's been missing. I put it in the silverware drawer in a compartment with a few of my special tools for cooking. Today I wanted to use it and couldn't believe it wasn't right on top of the few things there. I shuffled things around and it surely wasn't there. I took another knife from that compartment to do the task and was ready to begin when I decided I needed a fork to help out. I opened the drawer and... there it was right on top, within seconds of not being there. Sometimes I think I may be visually blocking out the very thing I'm looking for and later it appears there, so I may doubt the occurrence. But this time there was no doubt. Of what I'm not sure. Drawer open, drawer closed, drawer open, there it is like some magic trick. I know you've dealt with this again and again, but would you mind offering your insight on this one more time.

Note from Cynthia: Thanks for sharing your experience with me about your now-you-see-it, now-you-don't antler handle knife. This kind of "disappearing / reappearing" reality shift is marvelous for pointing out the illusory nature of reality--which is to say that reality is not something we directly perceive, but rather something our brain and mind interprets and creates. And just as we can learn to be lucid dreamers capable of interacting and operating upon the worlds of our dreams, we can become lucid in waking life, too. And similar to the way that there are "reality checks" lucid dreamers do in dreams in order to notice that they are dreaming--and thus awaken within the dream, the reality shifts we experience can similarly alert us to the fact that we are interacting with consciousness in waking life, and awaken even in "waking" life. To summarize, I'm saying that what is going on with this type of reality shift is mostly alerting you to the fact that reality is malleable and changeable on a much greater scale than most people recognize.

Disappearing / Reappearing Drill Attachment
Wichita, Kansas, USA

Once again—I bought a special drill attachment for a project. After using it I put it in the back of my work van where I would see it and later store it elsewhere. When I cleaned out the van it was nowhere. I always clean out the van completely down to nothing. Hand broom and vacuum final. There is a piece of carpet I cover the floor with to make things look better. It is shook out and vacuumed. No special drill bit. Sometimes I fold back the carpet in the back when I'm hauling debris to avoid dirt on the carpet. I did this several times and the cleaning procedure since the special bit disappeared. Today I was hauling trash and folded back the carpet and of course there it was. I am now storing these disappearing items together and will see how big the collection gets. Happy days!

Note from Cynthia: Wow, I love how your special drill attachment showed up under the carpet that you'd shaken out after a thorough cleaning of your van! That's a fun idea to create a collection of disappearing/reappearing reality shifted items!

Mantra-Powered Nissan
Ruth Angela, author of The Guru's Gift

In the 80's I had a very beat up old Nissan car that had about 200 miles on the clock. I was in Hawaii and had to go over the mountain called the Pali when it was my turn to carpool the kids and work at the school with another child and her mother. On the drive up to the mountain pass, my car was fine but the minute it would sense the hill, it would start to cough and splutter and scare me that I would not make it. So I would start saying my Mantra "Om Namah Shivaya" and lo the sputters would die down and by the time I got to the top of the hill that old car was "flying." I would get the kids and the mother to say it with me and that would increase its power. We would laugh all the way to the school because it was a miracle that no one could ever believe, but we lived it. It shows that even a vehicle made of metal parts responds to the name of God.

Note from Cynthia: Thanks so much for sharing your experience with your mantra-powered Nissan in Hawaii! Your car sounds like it was very responsive to so much positive energy and intention. How wonderful that your entire carpool would join in the fun, and what a great way to start the day!


(5) Questions and Answers


Hi Cynthia,
That experience you described involving your tire was wild! Interesting that the incident occurred so rapidly. It is also interesting to note the state of being you were in, that of a high state of grace. Before reading your account I never would have expected such an event to occur quite like that. This helps broaden my understanding and expectations of further such events occurring in my life. I have had a few experiences of "reality shifts" after having first learned that they were possible to experience. I will stay vigilant and ready to expect and take notice of such events in the future. Thank you for sharing.

Dear Clyde,
Thanks so much for writing to me about my flat-tire-fixed-by-God! I am still in awe over that one, and grateful to be able to share the experience with you so you can expand your ability to expect similarly extraordinary occurrences in your life. I believe you are correct that the more our beliefs stretch to include more seemingly implausible reality shifts, the more likely we are to be able to experience them. Wishing you and yours all the very best,
With love and thanks,
— Cynthia


Dear Cynthia,
You are truly awesome! I love your story. Can I use the technique on my computer, because I'd love to have it understand me when I get furious about how it is only creating glitches. Maybe I could train it to see that I'm speaking to it from a future world where computers are telepathic and they are self-repairing instantaneously. I would send it carloads of love energy--whatever it takes not to have to contact Time Warner Cable again. I will look for your blog, and will surely enjoy it. When my shaman from Lapland/Samiland (did I mention her to you already?) was alive, she used to put her hands out and send energy to the computer, and it would jolt its way back to normal. She also sent energy to the car. She was amazing, but her life was incredibly hard to bear. In the end, not yet 50, she died of a spirit war--what we call cancer. (Wave or particle?---two descriptions of what she died of that are both true depending on your world). I look forward to the blog. I'm sure you have many more stories to tell. I don't have any more car stories, but I have plenty of other unusual stories. We should all keep our cars happy and well loved--in any universe we or they find the most productive of the best result!

Thank you, dear Gloria!
I love your idea to send healing to your computer--and I've found computers and cars to be highly receptive to positive energy (and very psychic, too). I find most everything to be highly responsive to our thoughts and feelings, and have had wonderful experiencing healing things over the years.
lots of love,
— Cynthia


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Remapping Your Mind:
The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story

by Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy

Harness the life-changing power of the Default Mode Network of your mind

If you've ever noticed how friends and family describe themselves to new people, you'll likely hear them describing themselves through stories and metastories--the stories of our lives. "There are no truths, only stories," as Thomas King points out, and yet these stories need not stay stuck in one particular type of archetypal plot type, but can be changed in ways that benefit our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. Remapping Your Mind provides us with a road map by which we view the inner landscape of our collective minds as the territory of stories we live by. We tell ourselves and others who we are, what motivates us, how we arrived where we are today, and what kinds of challenges we face in the stories we live by. As it turns out, stories are far from passive, inert influences in our lives; they can be every bit as dangerous as they are healing. Author Lewis Mehl-Madrona and his wife Barbara Mainguy share insights for transforming stories from their professional practices in osteopathic medicine and psychotherapy in Remapping Your Mind, with strong support from recent scientific research to explain how and why story therapy can work. Research explaining how the Default Mode Network (DMN) describes activities in the brain region responsible for running the background activity constantly running in our minds. Scientific studies investigating the remarkable efficacy of the Placebo Effect provide insights as to how the stories people tell influence mind-body-spirit health and wellbeing. While the case studies and scientific research are quite convincing, I admit that I already know the methods described in Remapping Your Mind are effective--because this method is one I have found to be quite reliable when assisting my life coaching clients over the past sixteen years. I have witnessed the same kind of remarkable transformations in peoples' lives as described in this book, in which people find profound insights in discovering their story, and as they become facile in changing the landscape of the significance and meaning of events and characters in their lives. There is a kind of magic that occurs when people move out of feeling victimized into a bigger world of more positive possibility, and Remapping Your Mind provides a trusty guide to start this transformation right away. Whether or not you can wrap your mind around the transformative healing power of stories, and even if you don't yet know what your stories are, Remapping Your Mind will likely be one of your most treasured reference books. As Thomas King once pointed out, "The truth about stories is that that's all we are." How wonderful that we have a very big say in how we tell the stories of our lives! Highly recommended for anyone interested in self transformation!


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