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How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue Larson
The Power of
"To a mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders."
― Lao Tzu
I sometimes discover deep insights in quiet moments—especially
in quiet moments when I am outside, or looking through a window and
appreciating nature. In quiet moments, I can stop whatever thoughts and
alpha-wave brain activity that may be running through my mind. I can then
sense deep connection between myself and all I see—including
trees, grass, flowers, bees, butterflies, birds, clouds, and sky. In the
stillness, I can feel awareness of everything being just fine right here,
Such moments of receptivity bring balance to typical human busy-ness and
focus on productivity. In stillness, we can listen and see more clearly,
and become aware of relationships we might otherwise miss. There is a
sense of possibilities in stillness, with intrinsic underlying optimism,
joy, and hope. And sometimes, we can find stillness at the most surprising
A squirrel in my garden sometimes observes me from a tree branch while I
weed, water, or prune. Week after week through the Spring into Summer,
this squirrel has become familiar with my presence. I've seen her gather
leaves that she carries up high in the cedar tree's branches. I learned
about the existence of her nest in the cedar tree by spraying what appeared
to be a tangle of twigs with blasts of water from our garden hose. The
first time I blasted the snarl of twigs, the squirrel emerged from
somewhere inside and then stopped—before swiveling her head to
the left, to stare over her shoulder at me with a long, steady gaze. She
made no angry squirrel noises at me, but instead maintained eye contact for
as long as I was willing to stand and gaze back, looking deep into her
I didn't quite realize that the snarl and tangle of twigs was her nest
after spraying it with the hose that first time, so a few days later, I
again attempted to blast the snarl of twigs free from the branch.
Amazingly, and much to my amusement, the squirrel again emerged from inside
the twig tangle, stopped, and turned her head to look back at me over her
left shoulder, exactly as she had done a few days before. I sensed she was
both communicating information to me, and also looking as deeply into my
eyes as I was gazing into hers. This deep eye gazing has become our most
common interaction, for whenever she is in the garden with me, she watches
me with totally focused attention. Sometimes, she enters the garden and
hops onto the lawn, within about 20 feet of where I'm watering with the
garden hose. I am amazed that such a wild animal has complete confidence
that she is safe in that part of the garden even while I am right there
with her, watering trees and bushes at that time. There is truly a deep
sense of stillness in those moments, and a feeling of deep peace.
You're invited to join me at three free inspirational, educational events
this month. The first one is happening this Wednesday, December
2nd. I'll be talking with Sandie Sedgbeer on her Face to
Face Video Interview show, where I'll discuss ten books that have made
a profound, positive difference in my life, and answer questions from
participants at this event. Sandie is the founder of the No BS Spiritual
Book Club, and you can join us on Zoom by registering in advance. You can
also feel free to check out my top ten list and see which books we'll be
covering at https://www.sedgbeer.com/cynthia-sue-larsons-10-best/
Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse of what it's like to jump
between possible realities? On Thursday, December 10th, a
first-ever Quantum Jumping event
features five quantum jumping panelists sharing some of our favorite tips,
techniques and key ideas for success, including myself, Bruce Goldberg,
Natasha Senkovich, Joya, and Vanessa Cordieu. This is the first quantum
jumping event of its kind, so we'll be covering the basic material as well
as providing opportunities for discussion. The fun starts at 10am Pacific
Time, and if you're interested in improving your quantum jumping game, this
is one you'll want to be sure to attend.
On the weekend of Saturday, December 12th through 13th , I'll be
part of the Pantheon of Aeternam's On-line Symposium for Conscious Living.
There will be five half hour talks given each day, starting at 11am P.T.
(2pm E.T.) The central topic of this event is “conscious
living,” which is certainly becoming a topic of increasingly
obvious importance in these most unusual times. Speakers include: Barbara
Rozenkruis, Ana Estrada, Maya Boston, Wanda Vitale, Lori Spagna, Wendy
Hutchinson, Susan Shumsky, Shelley A. Kaehr, Cynthia Sue Larson, and Lynne
My favorite question, "How good can it get?" provides
an open-ended invitation to invite reverence into our lives. We've
reliably witnessed some
truly amazing reality shifts over the past twenty plus years of reporting
them in RealityShifters,
and any time you'd like to remind yourself of some of the remarkable
changes we've witnessed, I hope you will feel free to browse through a few
issues, and restore your sense of wonder.
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(2) Intriguing Events, Articles,
Interviews, & Films
Face Video Interview
2 Dec 2020
10 am P.T.
On Wednesday, December 2, I will share stories behind the 10
Best Spiritual Books that influenced me the most on my life journey live on
Zoom with Sandie Sedgbeer, founder of the No BS Spiritual Book Club.
We’d love for you to join us when you will have the opportunity
to ask your questions. The event goes live at 6pm UK time on Wednesday,
December 16th at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK). To receive the private access
details complete the SAVE MY SPACE form at the bottom of the No BS
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10 Dec 2020
10 am P.T.
Transform your reality in a big, positive way when you join a panel of
Quantum Jumping experts who will show how consciousness shifts reality, and
remind you that you can experience seemingly impossible things. Panelists
include: Bruce Goldberg, Cynthia Sue Larson, Natasha Senkovich, Joya, and
Vanessa Cordieu. Quantum Jumping event organizer and host, Natasha
Senkovich, talks with each expert, to discover key tips, techniques and
insights. Would you like to make a quantum jump? I'll be part of panel of
quantum jumping experts on Thursday, December 10th, starting at 10am PT.
You can learn more about this exciting event and register at: https://quantumjumpingtransform.com/
for Conscious Living
Saturday and Sunday
12-13 Dec 2020
10 am P.T.
On the weekend of Saturday, December 12th through 13th, I'll be part of the
Pantheon of Aeternam's On-line Symposium for Conscious Living. There will
be five half hour talks given each day, starting at 11am P.T. (2pm E.T.)
The central topic of this event is "conscious living," which is a topic of
increasingly obvious importance in these most unusual and challenging
times. Speakers at this two-day event include: Barbara Rozenkruis, Ana
Estrada, Maya Boston, Wanda Vitale, Lori Spagna, Wendy Hutchinson, Susan
Shumsky, Shelley A. Kaehr, Cynthia Sue Larson, and Lynne McTaggart.
Cynthia Sue Larson talks with Robert Simmons about his work
and experience with crystals and stones, starting with amazing experiences
with Moldavite, and culminating in his recent teachings, writings, and
work. Robert explains the significance of appreciating Stone
Beings, that we look more deeply into our intentional relationships with
stones and crystals, which have the power to bring healing, wisdom, love,
and reverence into our lives and the world.
Robert Simmons has been working with crystals and stones for over 35 years.
He is the cofounder of Heaven and Earth, a company offering gem and jewelry
creations for self-healing and spiritual and emotional development. Simmons
is the author of several books, including The Book of Stones, Stones of the
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You can listen to this audio interview at:
In this very short video, Cynthia Sue Larson discusses the
three essential qualities of: Intention, Attention, and Imagination--with
special focus on the positive value of Imagination in our lives.
Imagination is one of three things that you need when you're manifesting
and recognizing that your thoughts and feelings are literally changing the
physical world. The first two are intention, which you can focus with
affirmations and things like that. The next is attention, which of course
you can improve with mindfulness meditation, martial, arts, yoga, and that
kind of thing where you're focusing your thoughts really clearly on what
you're paying attention to. Imagination often gets left behind. One of my
favorite ways to improve imagination is to simply ask my favorite question,
“How good can it get?” because that's one of the best
invitations to really find out how good can it get, no matter what's
happening right now.
I first met Dale Brandreth in 1950 U.S. Junior Open Chess
Championship. He had just completed high school and was going to study
chemical engineering. I last saw him in the late 1960s at a local chess
tournament which he visited. He told me that he was working at Dupont, was
married, had children and no longer had time for tournament chess but
planned to work on various chess projects from home at his leisure. He was
then working on a biography of Jose Capablanca, the Cuban world chess
champion of the 1920s. I had played over Capa's games and read his two
books so discussed those with Dale. I had left industry and was employed
at Temple University. That year I had been assigned to Temple's pharmacy
school to assist Edward Fackenthal teaching physics in his last year before
retirement. It turns out that Dr. Fackenthal had been a member of Columbia
University chess club where Capa also hung out and he knew him. I arranged
a meeting between the two. Can you imagine working on a bio of someone
while stumbling upon a person who actually interacted with him? "The
Unknown Capablanca" was published in 1973 and I browsed through it at the
book table of a later tournament. I saw Fackental's name listed in the
book's acknowledgements and also noted my name there which I felt was
generous of Dale as I regarded my contribution as minimal. The book was
praised by the critics and sold out over the years. Dale did not write a
2nd edition but ,I learned, made an arrangement with Dover Publications to
have a paperback made of the original version. Fasting forward to 2016, I
ran across the Dover version completely posted on-line for free. I noted
that my acknowledgement was there but Dr. Fackenthal's was not! Another
book reality shift? Ho hum. I have seen several book changes over the
years. Perhaps, Dr.Fackenthal could not really contribute much to the
narrative and Dale debated in his mind whether he should be listed. Then
the universe split. Anyway, I googled Dales name and came up with a brief
obituary from 2003. I wrote up the story and mailed it to my 3 children.
This year, while visiting the website of the U.S. Chess Federation, I found
a more extensive obit for Dale (
https://new.uschess.org/news/dale-brandreth-1931-2019). He had left
Dupont, gone into teaching and became a chess writer, a collector,
historian, publisher and book-dealer. And he had died in
Sept.,2019!! A double reality shift!!! I sent this obituary to my 3
children reminding them of my 2016 mailing. I was informed that they never
received such a mailing. I went to my Sent email section, looked up 2016,
and found that they were right. There was no record of such a mailing. How
could there be? It contained Dale's 2003 obituary which never occurred in
this reality. But there was residue. Apparently, I thought the story would
be of interest to number of other people and sent it more widely than I had
remembered. Three of these individuals had responded to which I had
returned a response. My 3 responses were in my sent file including the
original "Dale Brandreth Story" which I had not written in this
Note from Cynthia: I love how you mention that for you,
witnessing yet another reality shift to a book is almost a 'ho-hum'
experience, since these things seem to happen rather often. I know what
you mean! The first few times can be quite jarring and they can feel truly
mind-blowing, and I include a couple of these in my book, "Reality Shifts."
What I find truly fascinating here is that you so clearly recall having
emailed your children in 2016 with news about the Dover edition of the book
that mentions you, but for some reason excludes Dr. Fackenthal--yet they
told you that they never got such a message, and then you also could find
no trace of having sent them such a message. This is truly an
attention-grabbing reality shift! I feel grateful to know that Dale
Brandreth lived longer than you originally witnessed, and now has just
passed away in 2019.
I have a question, I have recently gotten into reality shifting so I was
doing some research on it and I looked up reality shifting and clicked on
your article, and it made alot of sense but I was wondering if it is
possible to shift to fictional worlds, like the wizarding universe for
example like movies or books or to a reality where we look completely
different with a different name. And if it is possible how come and if it
isn't why not? And I don't know if this was me almost
reality shifting but a couple months back I didn't know about reality
shifting but I did know about astral projection and I was trying to astral
project so I was laying in bed I was relaxed and listening to music trying
to keep my mind awake but my mind wondered off and I started thinking about
the movie the outsiders and I was imagining myself there, I was really
visualizing to the point where I even forgot I was still in my room it felt
like I was really there and then all of a sudden I felt like I was falling
and I was so scared that I quickly opened my eyes but I couldn't move for
about a minute and I was really dizzy, I thought I almost astral projected
but scared myself out of it but now I'm wondering did I almost shift to a
fictional world? I don't know hopefully I don't sound to crazy I'm just
I've got little experience shifting to imaginal / fictitious worlds, yet I
am certain that if anything is conceivable, then it exists somewhere.
The sweeping (possibly overly-generalized) answer as to why it would be
possible, that would be so that creators-in-training (that would be us, the
humans) can get to experience all sorts of things, even some things we
later kind of wish we hadn't. Put another way, purely imagined
realms can end up seeming a bit limiting, kind of like painting oneself
into a corner. What true reality has that imagined realms tend not
to have is unlimited potentiality and unlimited possibilities. I
realize it may seem to be just the opposite, yet to my way of viewing such
things, including the Imaginal Realms from whence all reality as we know it
springs forth, the true Imaginal Realms are truly vast and unlimited in
every way. I view the fictional worlds to tend toward being
self-limiting, almost by definition.
lots of love,
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