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RealityShifters News - February 2005
Create Your Best Life!
Set Yourself On Fire

Cynthia Sue Larson & portraitCynthia Sue Larson with a portrait called "On Fire" by artist Lowell Brook

    "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire first."
    -- attributed to Reggie Leach and Fred Shero

    When you come right down to it, all you have is yourself. Yourself is a sun with a thousand fires in your belly. The rest is nothing.
    -- Pablo Picasso
Every time I've succeeded against seemingly impossible odds, I've had one very important thing going for me: an inner fire of enthusiasm. These flames of enthusiasm give me a burning passion for what I most love and cherish. When I've felt this fire burning inside me, I've swung majority opinion from 100% opposed to 100% in favor of the cause I am championing. I've convinced a board of judges to grant an award to a deserving employee, I've shifted school board members' votes for rebuilding a new school, and been the lone minority voice who swung majority opinion through my burning enthusiasm. When I've felt like I was on fire with a need to make a difference, others have noticed it too, saying things like "Watching you in action is like seeing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington!"

I love Norman Vincent Peale's observation that "There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment." This real magic is the energy inside of you that shines forth like a thousand fires. People are highly responsive to those who feel and show their inner fire. Note how the world's great musicians, artists, writers, teachers, political leaders, lawyers, and business men and women are most inspirational when they set themselves afire with enthusiasm, while those who lack the illumination of that inner brightness seem lackluster, average, and dull.

Enthusiasm is a subtle energy that can be seen and felt by others. Artist Lowell Brook created a portrait she calls, "On Fire," which beautifully illustrates the feeling of burning with a sense of higher purpose and inspired passion. The flames of light dancing around her head in the painting are perfectly balanced with the look of firm resolve on her face... and it's clear to me that this woman is going to make a difference in the world.

So what's the secret to feeling this bright, burning fire of enthusiasm? It helps to quiet your mind, and remember times in your life when you felt inspired and excited about something... and listen in that quiet to get a sense of what your purpose in life truly is. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who is enthusiastic, because enthusiasm can be contagious. Spend more time with people who are passionate about what they do, do more things that bring you the most joy, and start paying attention to what makes you feel fired up. Once you find what truly inspires you, you'll discover how wonderful it feels to be on fire!

lots of love,
Cynthia Sue Larson
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In This Issue:

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

(1) Spiritual Life Coaching
Cynthia Sue Larson

Spiritual Life Coaching with Cynthia
Feeling stuck? Want help facing a challenging relationship? Need 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.

      "Cynthia is the best intuitive healer I know. She has impeccable discernment about core issues that she is able to translate into actionable advice. She can say the full truth that she has to offer me because her heart is completely open to me and she is so skilled with words that she knows how to tell me what I need to know without judgment and without arousing my defenses. Instead, as a result of her gentle guidance, I become energized, encouraged and aware of how to shift problematic patterns into new ways of being."
      -- Anne

(2) Upcoming Events

Saturday, 19 February 2005 3 PM
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Saturday, 26 February 2005 11:30 AM
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Thursday, 3 March 2005 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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Tune in live to hear Cynthia discuss the subject of lucid dreaming and lucid living, and the way we select from many possible realities which reality we experience.

Friday, 4 March 2005 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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Friday, 11 March 2005 7:30 - 10:00 PM
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(3) Intriguing Articles

Revenge of the Right Brain
by Daniel H. Pink
Wired Magazine
February 2005
Logical and precise, left-brain thinking gave us the Information Age. Now comes the Conceptual Age - ruled by artistry, empathy, and emotion.

Our Sixth Sense
by Paul Andersen
The Aspen Times
17 January 2005
Many people describe experiences of intuitive knowing, of feeling the sixth sense that primitive peoples and animals possess innately. But the more we "civilized" people are distracted by the static noise of the industrial world, the less that sense is heard or correctly interpreted.

(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Placerville, California

My husband and I have experienced a couple of reality shifts in the past in which the missing items turned up later in exactly the same spot from which they had disappeared. One item was a motorcycle key, which was missing for two weeks, and the other was a container of rice leftover from the previous night, which was missing for about a day.

A more recent reality shift happened last Saturday, just before I left for Florida, when my Italian charm bracelet had moved from one side of the bathroom sink (where I always keep it along with all my other bracelets), to the other side of the bathroom sink - for no apparent reason. But in this case, I was trying to create a reality shift, because I've had two dreams where I've died in Florida, and I wanted to change that before I left on my trip. I took the relocating bracelet as the first sign that I had succeeded in this. The second sign was when I got to the airport Sunday morning and was told that my flight was canceled due to the fact that the plane I was supposed to be on never made it to the airport because of fog. They had to put me on a different carrier, which also took a different route. The fact that I'm back and not too much worse for the wear is my third sign. :-)


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Chalfont, Pennsylvania

First, let me say that I really enjoy your ezine and look forward to the articles every month. This last Saturday I had an interesting experience. We had guests coming over for dinner and I had been wearing my slippers as I cooked and cleaned all day in preparation for them. As I was getting ready for my guests, I took off my slippers and put them in my bedroom closet and then put on some dress shoes. The next morning my dog wanted to go outside, so I got up and put on a robe. I decided not to get my slippers out of the closet because I felt that I would wake up my husband if I opened the closet door. I was thinking about the slippers because the floor was cold (it's winter where I live), and I thought, "I can stand this. My feet will only be cold only for a few minutes. After the dog comes back in, I'll go back to bed and get them all warm again." I sat down on the couch to wait for the dog to come to the door when I looked out of the corner of my eye and saw my slippers beside the couch. They were in a place where I would have tripped over them a few minutes before as I had let the dog out. So, they hadn't been there a few minutes before. Also, they were in a place where I would never take off nor leave my slippers -- and I distinctly remember putting them in the closet the night before and not taking them out. I took it as a reality shift and as a sign that the Universe is taking care of my needs.

Thank you again, Cynthia, for ALL that you do and the love and positive energy you are spreading!

Los Angeles, California

I am not sure how I found your website, but when I saw the link for reality shifts, I remembered a dream that has puzzled me for over ten years.

I dreamt one night that I was living in a space station orbiting Saturn. The view was lovely. One night, as I slept, I was visited by an invisible entity. I could not see it, but I knew it was there, and it was quite benevolent. It laid in bed with me and was talking with me telepathically, giving me information in giant chunks. In the dream, I understood everything. Later when I woke up, I could not remember the information. But the startling thing was, it took a quarter from the bed side table, put it on the sheet and then dematerialized it. A moment later, it re-materialized about two inches from its original location. Then, the entity told me that was a time shift and then flooded my mind with more information. It was an incredibly profound moment between us. Then I woke up.

I've never quite understood the dream until now, until discovering your website. Thanks!

(5) Reality Shifters Q & A

Q: Hi Cynthia,

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy receiving your email newsletters. Even before I found your website, I had been experiencing reality shifts in my own life and reading about others with similar experiences confirmed what I already believed to be true.

This leads me to my question. I seem to be "in communication" with someone through a series of signs I receive from this person in my daily reality. The signs are based on certain conversations I've had with this person face-to-face (this person is still alive), and sometimes those signs appear everywhere throughout my day. I can even ask questions at times and receive answers via these signs.

My question is -- am I mistaken to believe it is this person's spirit I am communicating with? Or is it possibly the Universe in general that I am communicating with? I know this sounds a little redundant because of course our energies are all a part of the same universe. I would love to know what you think.
-- Violet

A: Dear Violet,

Thanks so much for the lovely email! I'm glad to know you've been experiencing reality shifts for some time... even before encountering the reality shifts web site. I'm really glad the web site is there to provide some confirmation that you're not going crazy, and this kind of phenomenon really is happening all around the world to all kinds of people.

The kind of responsiveness you're noticing with receiving signs around you in response to questions you as or things you think or say is something I'm quite familiar with. Some people's spirits communicate this way quite readily... such as close friends and family. Once you recognize the universe as being a kind of lucid waking dream, you'll find increasing examples of situations coming your way in direct response to what you're thinking and feeling. You can ask a question of a loved one when they are nowhere nearby, and get an answer from all kinds of signs in the world around you. This happens because each of us is entangled with everyone and everything else... and at some level, we are clearly aware of what's going on with people we love, even when they're thousands of miles away. You can also get answers and signs from many other levels of universal energy... from that divine oneness all the way down through various levels of divine awareness... all the way down to human awareness. The more you practice these communications, the better able you'll be to know who it is you are conversing with. And yes... you can ask them!
love always,
-- Cynthia

(6) Reality Shifters Award Winner

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

Thoughts Create
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(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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Touch And Go

Touch and Go
The Nature of Intimacy: Relating in the Coming Times

by Judy Borich

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Judy Borich's book TOUCH AND GO is like a breath of fresh air in the field of interpersonal psychology. I especially love the way energetic fields are described as being the essential basis for understanding interpersonal relationship dynamics. TOUCH AND GO makes it clear how each person has a boundary around their individual energy field, and how there is a boundary around the couple who are in a close relationship... and last but certainly not least there is a boundary in between the two people who are in the relationship. This boundary concept is elegant in its simplicity, and profound in its implications for interpersonal relationship dynamics. When one comprehends these three basic types of boundaries, it becomes clear that one can only speak for oneself, even if one feels strongly that one's partner should agree. When each person feels secure both in their individuality and freedom to disagree, as well as feeling secure in the relationship... something magnificent becomes possible. Such relationships are capable of bringing out the very best in people. TOUCH AND GO provides exercises and descriptions of how to set boundaries, respect one another's boundaries, resolve conflicts, and meet our relationship needs. TOUCH AND GO is an essential book for anyone interested in attaining the best possible relationship with another, who is willing to be the best they can be in order to help their relationship be the best it can be.

Embracing Your Subconscious

Embracing Your Subconscious
Bringing All Parts of You Into Creative Partnership

by Jenny Davidow

Fun & Effective Techniques to Pull Your Life Together

Have you ever felt like you were struggling with life, and that no matter how hard you try, things just weren't going your way? What would you have given at those times for a way to resolve those problems from the inside out? When we face challenges in life, most of us work on problems using our heads... pretty much ignoring the wisdom of our hearts, not to mention any mysterious gut feelings. Part of the reason for this oversight has to do with the fact that most of us were never trained in how to access the deepest wisdom of our subconscious minds... those voices of wisdom that speak without words. Jenny Davidow's masterful book, EMBRACING YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS provides you with a road map for navigating the murky depths of your subconscious in ways that are both fun and effective. I especially love the section of the book that describes how you are living a waking dream all the time, and provides tips for helping you notice when something in your waking life is attempting to get your attention through: intense reaction, repetition, or unusual event. Helpful exercises and meditations are provided along with fascinating real life examples of improved subconscious communication. If you're ready to pull your life together using some wonderfully fun and effective techniques, EMBRACING YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS will thrill, surprise and delight you every step of the way!

ET Beings

ET Beings
A Report on Extraterrestrial Communications

by John Zarr

Amazing Alien Encounters

John Zarr's book, ET-BEINGS is written in the form of a fictional account of one man's life-long involvement with extra-terrestrials. This story tells a hair-raising tale of human-ET relations, from the vantage point of a man who has been visited by ETs since boyhood. What makes this story such a rare treat is the sense one gets while reading it that it just might be completely true! From the realistic descriptions of what was happening in ordinary daily life, to detailed accounts of other-worldly mechanical devices and beings, the story builds a seamless tale of how it feels to be in close, regular communication with extra-terrestrials. I love the illustrations included in ET-BEINGS that give the reader a much better idea of how the beings and their spacecraft appear and operate... and I love the way our protaganist shares his thoughts and feelings as he experiences being levitated through the air into a waiting space craft, or as he experiments with a new (and rather dangerous) invention based on some of the alien technologies he has encountered. ET-BEINGS is a book that I devoured quickly in a couple of sittings, and then reflected back on for days and weeks afterwards. There is just enough amazing information in ET-BEINGS to give one goose bumps, and just enough emotional context to make one begin to start looking up to the sky... wondering if perhaps... just perhaps... there are ET beings looking right back down.

(8) Join in the Discussion
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(9) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines

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