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RealityShifters News - February 2001

Changing the Physical Universe With Our Thoughts and Feelings

You Are Not Alone

    "Walk on through the wind,
    Walk on through the rain,
    Though your dreams be tossed and blown.
    Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
    And you'll never walk alone,
    You'll never walk alone."

        -- Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
        (Carousel: You'll Never Walk Alone)

There are times in our lives when we feel completely alone -- cut off from the caress of every kind word, loving smile, and gentle embrace. At these times, it helps to realize that we are never truly alone. Each of us, much like the tiny subatomic quantum particles of which we are composed, is inextricably intertwined with others in this universe. In much the same way that one of a pair of twin quantum particles seems to know when its partner is being observed so it simultaneously changes to precisely the same orientation, we can feel what those we love are going through. Several stories in this month's issue of RealityShifters News show that seemingly vast distances of time and space do not limit our ability to send and receive messages with one another.

I was thinking about that interconnectedness one day this week, while reading an article about plans to develop a full-scale quantum computer. Scientists and engineers are attempting to produce the benefits of some of the very "strange" behavior of quantum particles on a macro scale. For the first time in history, computers will operate with "on/off" bits of information containing both values at the same time, rather than either one or the other. Quantum computers will allow for ALL possibilities to exist simultaneously until one is selected as a solution.

This practical application of quantum nonlocality to the macro world reminds me of reality shifts, and the way that synchronicities and coincidences arise around us. When we're very lucky, we can sometimes be conscious of switching between those on/off states. Reality shifts feel a lot like being in the magical place between on and off, where all possibility resides.

For those interested in reading more about quantum computing, I highly recommend this excellent introductory article by David Deutsch and Artur Ekert from the March 1998 issue of Physics World:

-- Cynthia Sue Larson

In This Issue:

(1) Reality Shifts Articles
(2) Your Reality Shift Stories
(3) Books That Shift Your Reality:

(4) Join in the Discussion!
(5) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines
(6) Awards

(1) New Reality Shifts Articles

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Failure is Impossible


(2) Your Reality Shift Stories

Portland, Oregon

I've been repeating this affirmation lately, "Everything is working out perfectly." I say it, even when things are not working out perfectly to my way of thinking. Then, things shift. Here's a story about just one tiny example.

I opened a new Certificate of Deposit (CD) at a nearby bank where I already have one CD. I wanted to receive some of the money back, in the form of a check, but the rest to deposit in the new CD. The manager said, "Well, since you don't have a checking account here, we're going to have to charge you a $5 fee for the bank check." I thought this totally unfair and unreasonable since I already had money on deposit in their bank. I was tired that day, and I quickly ran through my options as he left to get the check. I could make a small scene showing I was upset and he shouldn't charge me, I could cancel the whole thing and go to my other bank first where I have a checking account - but I ended up just saying out loud, but quietly (very important to say it out loud), "Everything is working out perfectly."

He came back a minute later and said, "Oh, by the way, we decided to waive the $5 fee because you already have money in savings here." That's just one story. I've found it's very important to say positive statements like that out loud. I feel it's because the throat chakra is so powerful, that we're actually little mini power stations and when we let words pass our lips, we are generating power.


Hartford, Connecticut

In 1995 I was driving east on I-84 one day, not far from Waterbury. It was raining lightly, and traffic filled all four lanes. There were no gaps at all. I looked out on a solid wall of cars heading at me. It was rush hour traffic, bumper to bumper. I shifted to make a lane change left, then a car came up rapidly on the left, and I had to shift back to my lane - and I went too far, I shifted left, and on the pavement, I spun around. I spun around to the left, and saw four lanes of I-84 full of cars, coming right at me. I continued spinning, through 360 degrees, and found myself on the left shoulder, just out of traffic's way. My bumper was slightly bent, and I had to pull it out of the wheel, otherwise there was no damage. None. In short, somehow, in heavy bumper to bumper traffic, somehow a hole opened up for me. It took me a while to catch my breath, I got off I-84, and got some snack food.


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Several years ago I had three friends living with me. Our broom was a Fuller broom bought by my mother from a Fuller Brush salesman many years before that. (They last forever.) One day one of us needed the broom, so went out to find it. Everyone got into the search and it was nowhere to be found. Winter came and several feet of snow covered the ground. I told the others it was probably under the snow somewhere and we'd find it in the spring. Well, spring finally came and still no broom. There was talk of "a ghost took it". Then one day I walked out into my wood shed which also has a freezer in it, and there, leaning against the freezer, was the broom! I stared at it for awhile -- not believing my eyes. Then I went in the house and asked, "Okay, who found the broom?" Everyone looked at me like I was nuts. Each one said they hadn't. I told them where it was, and they all ran out to see it. To this day, I don't know where it went and how it got back. I still have the broom and it hasn't disappeared anymore.


Westview Farm Bed and Breakfast

I found your site recently... I think through a message board, but I don't remember for sure. No matter, cause we both know nothing happens by chance! I have been intrigued and confused by this subject for many years. I go for a while reading about it and then stop for a while. I guess I am due to catch up on new writing in this field. Your book list was good... I was very happy to see "The Universe Is A Green Dragon" listed. It's one of my all-time favorites! I was also reminded of a time that I shifted reality quite obviously... I was a rural mail carrier at the time. That meant no lunch break... just drive from 11:30 to 5:30 or so. One day I was starving. I went by a box that I would get to on the return pass, and a flash in my brain showed peanut butter cookies in the mailbox. When I returned and opened the box, I was absolutely sure they would be there. They were wrapped as I saw them, and the same number that I saw... plus they were as good as my mom's ever were! I later saw the person who lived there, and told her I knew they were in there before I opened the box... and "Thanks"! I remember "wishing" specifically for peanut butter cookies! So maybe the wish was received by that person... maybe I altered her reality! I have had one or 2 other instances, but nothing lately. I think I am not paying attention enough!


Portland, Oregon

Here's a Reality Shift that happened to my husband and I a few years back - but I've never forgotten it. Mike and I were driving to a restaurant, and when we reached it we found that the whole restaurant parking lot was absolutely full. We swung around and parked in what we thought was available parking at the mall nearby. Both of us read the printing on the sign in front of us as saying "Restaurant Parking." We thought, "Oh, good, we can park here." We had a leisurely meal, then when we left it was dark. We climbed in the car, turned on the headlights and there before us with the light shining on the sign, we read "No Restaurant Parking." Neither of us had seen the word "No" before at all! It was like the Universe reorganized the words for us, or made us see something else. I thought it was such an interesting occurrence because BOTH of us saw the same thing. We were both flabbergasted at the words of the sign as we turned to leave the parking lot.


Johannesburg, South Africa

Just thought I would share another reality shift with you. It was very early one morning and I was on my way to work. I was a short block away from a very busy intersection where I would have to execute a right turn (left for you) into ordinarily very heavy traffic. But because it was so early in the morning there was no traffic, not a vehicle and not a soul in sight. However, by the time I reached the Stop sign where I would execute the turn, the whole road as far as I could see had filled up with traffic. All this in the space of a few seconds and it looked as if the traffic had been standing there for quite some time. Marvelous, isn't it?


Hartford, Connecticut

Some years ago, my ex ran off with her boyfriend, and left our daughter with me. I was in the military at the time. I was pretty depressed; being a single parent in the military isn't so easy. I decided I needed to finish my M.A. thesis since I'd done the coursework. I had no idea how I could do that, but knew I had to. I talked to my adviser, and he said I could do a translation of an old text, annotate it, and so on. I thought, "OK". Close to where I worked, there was a fellow with a lot of experience in my field, so I asked him if he had any such manuscripts. It turned out he did, and he wanted to use it to modify his own PhD dissertation. The manuscript had in fact been given to him... by my University adviser, who lived several states away. He was so eager to get the translation done that he begged me to use his computer - this was when a PC cost $4,000 new, and I didn't have one. I was told at work that I needed to get practice in my language- and the instructor helped me with hard points in my translation. I had never been able to get language practice prior to that time. I did my translation, getting help, moving as quickly as I could. Soon I had a draft done. My friend, unknown to me, told my University advisor that this translation was great, couldn't they just accept the draft as a final version? They did. Then he said I was in the military, a single parent, couldn't they just waive the $1,200 in matriculation fees I'd have owed? They did. It felt like an invisible hand was clearing the way for me. As soon as the thesis was done, they changed policy - and no more language practice was allowed. This experience may have taught me more than what I was translating.


Indianapolis, Indiana

I don't know if you would call this a dream or not. It was definitely an out of body experience. My ex husband and I had separated after years of his drinking and abuse, and were in the process of getting divorced. One night after coming home from work, he gave me a particularly bad time with harassing phone calls and driving slowly past the house. The police had run him off for the millionth (it seems like) time. Exhausted, I lay down to try and sleep a little before I had to get up and get my kids off to school.

It was 2:00 AM, November 7th, and my oldest daughter who was 11 at the time was sleeping in the bed with me, as she had fallen asleep watching the news with me at 10:00 PM. I lay down and hoped I would be able to master the new skills I was learning at work for my job... trying to remember how the billing cycles went.

I woke with a start at 4:00 AM, for some unknown reason. I lay back down and tried to relax. Then I heard a voice, a voice I was very familiar with. I opened my eyes and there stood my supervisor. I started to speak, but he pressed his hand gently to my mouth and shook his head as if saying "no". He then held out his hand to me and said "come".

==> Read the exciting conclusion of this enchanting love story at: http://realityshifters.com/pages/yourstories11.html


Hartford, Connecticut

After my fourth breakup from an addicted relationship, I just shut down on relationships. I knew I had to clean out whatever attracted me to them. Later, I had an email friend, who lived many states away, we shared work-related info. She mentioned she was really tired of the men she was dating, so she came up with a lengthy list of what she wanted in a soul-mate. When she was done, she "put it out to the Universe", whatever that means. Two weeks later she met him, she married him three months later, and she was deliriously happy with him. I figured I could write a list.

So I did. Actually three, at separate times, with some overlap. I wasn't ready to release it yet, but it did have everything I wanted. I let out all the stops - I wanted her to share all my major interests, especially the spiritual ones, and since I was in a space with no limitations, I decided I wanted her to look like my favorite actress. What the heck, right?

Somewhat later, I had this urge to get pen pals, including overseas. I wrote 30 out of one group. One of those 30 continued writing. We shared interests, I sent her small things. She had bad experiences with men.

Anyway, so here was this pen pal, who shared her interests, was nice, generous, and so on. So she took a leap into the unknown, and asked about seven months ago if I might be interested in more than just a casual friendship. We talked, and interestingly enough, she matches the list I created to a "T". She even looks like that actress, her face is almost an exact match. It seems I match what's on her list. She happens to live overseas, so I have to work through the INS, however, that's ok. She is Hispanic, and in her culture they still respect husbands, and marriage, which is a good thing. She's had enough bad treatment that she appreciates good treatment. She even likes the poetry I write- I'm hopelessly anachronistic, sonnets and old forms, but I filled up more than one bound volume for her. This was a dream she had, too, of getting poetry. She visited this country in September, and I have to meet her parents soon. Even at a distance, the relationship just keeps getting better and better.


Michael Brein
mountain-top llama ranch in Oregon
Ambassador-at-Large for MUFON

I had a very interesting 'reality shifting' experience recently that I would like to share with you and the readers.

I had recently returned from a trip to Europe during the summer of 2000. I had one of the Canon Elph S100 miniature digital cameras with me and had taken a number of digital pictures that I wanted to download on to my computer.

To do the download I wanted to attach the power cord accessory to the electrical source and then, in turn, attach a cable from the transformer at the end of this power cord into this little camera. But I could not find this dual cord and cable anywhere in my house. It was absolutely NOWHERE to be found. I had not, afterall, taken this with me to Europe, so it HAD to be somewhere in my house.

I searched and I searched and I searched for it. In this process I had emptied out my small Eagle Creek daypack (which I carried to Europe to carry various odds and ends, including the camera, a tape recorder, etc., keys, tickets, etc.) not once but TWICE, completely emptying this pack. I specifically recall looking into this empty pack and noting that I had entirely emptied it -- I am CERTAIN of this!

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Kathryn Lanier, Central Piedmont Region, North Carolina
Copyright 2000 by Kathryn Lanier, All Rights Retained by the Author

Many years ago, while I was a young, single mother, I was blessed to have a mystical experience so powerful that it cut through all the busy and bother and noise in my life to shatter my previously held belief system. My step grandmother was a woman that many would refer to as a holy rollin', Bible thumpin', southern, Macedonia Baptist. A woman convicted in her faith. A large woman in personality and girth. The road to our meeting and parting was mediated by a step mother who seemed to be living our her soul's experience with the dark side of human behavior. However, without the step mother, Big Mama would not have been there to change my life in so many wonderful ways.

After the wedding of my father to his second wife, my father and his children were not allowed on my step grandmother's property. My step mother's Uncle Clyde would drive down to the Pisgah Fish Camp parking lot to pick her up and then brought her back at the end of her stay. I never could figure out if it was because Daddy was divorced, Daddy had children, or Daddy was an Episcopalian. In any case, apparently we were all going to burn in hell as sinners and idol worshippers! It seems my step grandmother's heart softened as time went on and we were allowed to go up on the mountain. I really do not know if she softened, or if she just needed a man around to do the heavy work. Whatever the reason, my younger brother dubbed her Big Mama and Big Mama she stayed. Big Mama loved me unconditionally all those years and when she died she taught me about the other side.

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(3) Books that Shift Your Reality

There are five new book reviews posted at realityshifters.com this month! I'm including some of the highlights here, in hopes that one or two books will intrigue you enough to come read the full-length review at: http://realityshifters.com/pages/reviews.html


Mind Medicine
by Uri Geller

This book is written so simply and clearly that I envision it being a text book for children or adults who wish to learn how to discover what Uri Geller calls MindPower... the higher powers that allow him to bend spoons, locate hidden things, and affect things from a distance. Geller makes his irresistible invitation to us crystal-clear in the introduction to his book, "The mind of every one of us possesses an unimaginable gift and you are about to learn how to use it. Open it now." You'll be glad you did!


THE SELF-AWARE UNIVERSE: How Consciousness Creates the Material World
by Amit Goswami

Amit Goswami invites us to suppose, for a moment, that our universe is self-aware. Next, let's imagine how this very consciousness of the universe creates the physical world around us. Goswami further asserts that we are all part of THE SELF-AWARE UNIVERSE, and shows us how to lift the veil of material monism that tends to obstruct our ability to peer into the cosmic mind. With a brilliant mind and warm heart, Goswami guides the reader on a wonderful journey. We discover objects that exist in two places at once, effects that precede their causes, the implications of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox and the Schrodinger's cat thought experiment, and the fascinating world of paradoxes and tangled hierarchies.


EVERYDAY MIRACLES: The Inner Art of Manifestation
by David Spangler

David Spangler's book is a wonderfully clear book that is packed with useful tips on how to create the life you most desire. There is an energy to miracles, as Spangler describes the steps he has found to be most effective at "transforming a wave of possibility into a particle of actuality". This book provides excellent tools for anyone who feels a need to focus their manifestation powers more clearly, and even includes a chapter of how to overcome difficulties that people commonly encounter with their manifestations.


by Michael Talbot

I am very impressed with the clarity with which Talbot presents the concept of a holographic universe and how various paranormal phenomenon can be explained within that model. Talbot's discussion is comprehensive, fascinating, clear, and packed with relevant and intriguing stories of paranormal phenomenon. Out of body experiences (OBEs), near death experiences (NDEs), auric readings, psychokinesis, acupuncture, X-ray vision, healing, and psychic readings are all described and considered for placement into the holographic model.


MEANT TO BE: Miraculous Stories to Inspire a Lifetime of Love
by Joyce and Barry Vissell

The Vissells begin this book with the assertion that "there is a miraculous love story within each person", and describe that their greatest hope for readers of this book is "to inspire you to live more fully every moment, to love and appreciate now the ones with whom you are in relationship, rather than putting it off into the uncertain future." MEANT TO BE succeeds brilliantly at both showing us the way love orchestrates our lives, and also pointing out the value of being fully present in our relationships right now.

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(5) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines

Be Where You Are. Choose What You Want. Read exciting new Conscious Creation articles at: http://www.consciouscreation.com/journal

Foundation for Mind-Being Research http://www.fmbr.org

The Boundary Institute's research focuses on certain precognitive phenomena and their possible connection to modern physics. Check it out at http://www.boundaryinstitute.org/

Russell Targ's web site gives you a chance to order autographed copies of his books at http://www.espresearch.com

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Crimson Moon E-zine covers a host of esoteric topics including an in-depth monthly Astrology Column and Tarot Reading. To subscribe, send e-mail to tburn@monmouth.com

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