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February 2023
Issue #281

published monthly since October 1999
How Good Can it Get?

Cynthia Sue Larson
Cynthia Sue Larson
Embrace Radical Optimism

“Pessimism leads to weakness,
optimism to power. ”
– William James

Radical Optimism
I love to start each day with a heartfelt longing to know and experience how good this day can be. I take a meditative moment to feel how this question invites positive possibilities, before I dive into the day's activities. In these first meditative moments, I can gain a sense of how I am feeling when I think this question, and notice whether I feel any tension or resistance while inviting this day to be the best me and my day, and all of us. I know from experience (and notes and comparisons between days when I started the day with this question, and days when I didn't) that my day is already off to a great start, simply because I remembered to ask, “How good can it get?”

One of the most radical attitudes we can adopt is one of optimism, and asking such an open-ended question as, “How good can it get?” provides us with an opportunity to recognize golden opportunities when they arise. Rather than fixating on or 'locking in' some less-desirable possible day, we can instead focus our attention and intention on experiencing the best that life has to offer on this day. A beautiful transformative process begins by shifting the vista of what had been considered within reach for the day, into an aura of positive expectation, where every good surprise is now officially welcomed and invited.

Only Ask Question you want to live answer to
Ideally, this first question of the day can be asked at the start of every day, and not just days that are more likely to go well. I've asked this question on days when I have felt sad, anxious, unsettled, or angry, and not only on days when I already awakened feeling “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.” On those days when I've felt a bit off, I took some extra time to relax and allowed myself to breathe deeply and fully, embracing the sense of positive expectation that naturally arrives with this optimistic question, “How good can it get.” I breathed into whatever tension I might have been feeling in my heart or my gut, and provided myself with some time and space to relax, entering into a more open-minded, open-hearted attitude where I could subsequently more likely receive blessings and gifts of positivity. Which I did!

I've also asked this question on days when I began my day feeling happy, relaxed and joyful. On those days, I've savored the experience of feeling the extra turbo-charge energetic boost that comes from asking, “How good can it get?”

In one elegantly simple question, we can individually and collectively positively transform the world. Part of my beauty in only asking questions that I truly would love to live the answers to is that I can directly experience the majestic wonder and joy of interacting with 'the participatory universe' that physicist John Archibald Wheeler described—such that when we ask Nature a question, Nature answers. We can practice only asking the question we want the answer to, by prefacing any question with, “How good can it get. . .” !

I invite you to explore some truly amazing reality shifts that have been reported over the past twenty plus years and posted at RealityShifters. Any time you'd like to remind yourself of some of the remarkable changes we've witnessed, I welcome you to browse through a few issues, and fall more deeply and fully in love with the wonder and magic of life!

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      In This Issue:

      (1) Spiritual Life Coaching
      (2) Intriguing Events, Articles, Interviews, & Films
      (3) Your Reality Shift Stories
      (4) Mail Bag, Questions, and Answers
      (5) Reviews that Shift Your Reality
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Cynthia Sue Larson MBA, author, speaker, and spiritual life coach

(1) Spiritual Life Coaching

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(2) Intriguing Events, Articles, Interviews, & Films

Cynthia Sue Larson
Interpreting Mandela Effects
and meeting a Guardian of Time and Space

30 Jan 2023
16 minutes
Are Mandela Effects trying to tell us something? How can we hear the message? When we start from the philosophical point of view that the Cosmos springs fundamentally from consciousness, we can then imagine that we might expect that we are in constant communication with All That Is.  This communication happens via our thoughts and feelings, which are constantly engaged in receiving answers to questions that we often don’t even realize that we have asked.  When we learn that we are constantly engaged in asking Nature questions, and that we are receiving answers in the form of events unfolding in our lives, we can bring this conversation out of the subconscious and into the light of conscious awareness. This past month, I received a question from someone asking me if there might be a message in Reality Shifts and Mandela effects that can often seem quite random.  we sometimes notice things that disappear, and then show up again, or we might notice that they change their color.  This person asked me, “Is that some kind of message from the universe?   Because I cannot figure out the message when these things occur on a personal level.” I love this question very much, because it gets to the core of this beautiful conversation that we can start to begin we are having with nature.  Sometimes we can immediately discern some kind of message from a reality shift or personal Mandela effect, and other times, it’s not quite so obvious. Mandela Effect Dream Symbol Interpretation One thing I recommend doing, is starting a practice of documenting and analyzing your dreams. The reason for this, is that it develops a mindset for interpreting real time symbolic conversation with the cosmos. While real-time symbolic conversation is the end goal, actually, it’s enough just to make progress in terms of recognizing the kind of symbolic conversation that we are constantly having with the world.  As I point out in my book, Reality Shifts, reality and life truly is like a dream.  Put another way, we can view it as being a simulation, where material things and events spring forth from hidden, unseen consciousness.   For this kind of dream analysis, I recommend doing our own dream symbol interpretation, rather than looking up dream symbols in dream symbol reference books. The reason for this, is that each one of us is very unique, with particular subjective meanings that likely don’t exactly match with anyone else. You can start analyzing Mandela Effects by doing a dream analysis approach that includes the following four steps:  writing a descriptive narrative; listing relevant symbols; free-associating meanings for relevant symbols; and reconstructing a new symbolic narrative.  With practice, this process can become smooth and speedy.

You can view the companion blog post to this video, with references and sources, at:

Talking with Kimberly
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11 Jan 2023
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IMEC Open Tables: <br>
Welcome to 2023!
IMEC Open Tables:
Welcome to 2023!

25 Jan 2023
2 hours, 28 minutes
Join me with IMEC in our monthly livestream, starting in a couple of hours today! We've got some good news involving wolves and dwarf snakes and dwarf whales. The Mandela Effect takes on an air of mystery, with intriguing changes to timelines affecting interactions between humans and extinct unicorns; heart transplant operations; and changes in an actor's name.

Surprise discovery of Mandela Effect in real time with
ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence!
Surprise discovery
of Mandela Effect in real time
with ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence!

26 Jan 2023
3 minutes
In the January 2023 IMEC (International Mandela Effect Conference) Open Tables livestream show, we witnessed an amazing Mandela Effect phenomena with Open AI's ChatGPT. Watch this short video till the end to discover what it was. What does this mean? We're not sure, but it was a fun experience as the AI attempts to learn. ChatGPT is an AI chatbot launched by OpenAI in November 2022. It is built on top of OpenAI's GPT-3 family of large language models, and is fine-tuned with both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques.

Cynthia Sue Larson on the Hannah Summerhill show
Cynthia Sue Larson
talks with Hannah Summerhill

7 Feb 2023
46 minutes
It's a great day for infusing joy and playfulness into our relationship with money. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, & hear my newest interview on the Hannah Summerhill show about joyful money manifesting, Mandela Effects and quantum jumps!


(3) Your Reality Shift Stories

Physiology anatomy of small intestines
Layered VS Jumbled Small Intestine Mandela Effect

I was watching YouTube, and noticed a video showing an image of the intestines. To my delight, the intestines were in a 'jumbled' arrangement again, rather than neatly layered as they seem to have been for the past three years or so. I googled images of intestines, and sure enough they are now back to being jumbled. If it was never the case for you that they went from jumbled to layered, then back to jumbled again, you may wonder what I'm talking about. Do you remember the small intestine changing? I shared the information about the intestinal changes on a Facebook group called Mandela Effect Residue Armory, and someone did respond saying that they had noticed too. Also, a couple of years ago I read (can't remember the book title), that someone had noticed the intestines had gone from a 'spaghetti type mess' to the neat zig zag arrangement. I was fascinated when I googled images to see for myself. I've always known them to be in the jumbled form. For the last couple of years anytime I saw an image of the intestines, they've always been neat, so it was fun to see them back to 'spaghetti' again. I'm particularly interested in human biology Mandela's, and another one that fascinates me is how our wrist pulse went from being in the centre of the wrist to now being on the edge of the wrist, parallel to the thumb. With regards to the pulse, do you still find yours in the centre of your wrist? I cannot—I can only find it on the edge. However, for most of my life I always found it in the centre. It's not there anymore. I'd be interested in your thoughts on this.

Note from Cynthia: Thank you for pointing out this Mandela Effect flip-flop between the small intestine going from being jumbled to neat and orderly, and now back to jumbled again.  I had seen an example or two over the past few years of the intestines looking neatly laid out, but this hadn't grabbed my attention.  I didn't take the time back when I noticed it to see whether that had become the new norm.  And today when I look at images of the human small intestine, I see many layouts and images--mostly jumbled, but a couple looking neat and orderly.  This is very intriguing!  With regard to taking the pulse, I've seen people take the pulse on the wrist near the thumb, but I'd always taken my pulse more at the center of my wrist (though I don't take my pulse very often). I used to be able to find my pulse at the center of my wrist if I really tried, but now I have trouble finding it anywhere near there.  I can find y pulse now most easily on the side of my neck below my ear, and just under my jawline.  I realize that's not the standard place to check, but it works for me!


Missing Nose Clips Return, Neatly Stacked
Los Angeles, California, USA

I'm just now getting to read the December newsletter because on Dec. 21st (and I also just noticed that was the same day the last IMEC livestream was held!) I had an emergency cornea transplant done that saved my vision. The doctor was able to fit me in just before the holiday. Merry Christmas indeed. I'm still processing the experience, to be honest. I feel that the sudden degradation of sight and the miraculous solution that presented itself has changed my life. I'm not sure how yet, but I can certainly feel it. Your eyeglass story also reminded me of an incident I had with disappearing items during the past month. I wear magnetic nose clips when I sleep to alleviate a snoring issue I have. Of course, I always lose them. Well, I lost two in quick succession and was a bit perturbed. But since I have back-ups, I just did what I've seen you suggest in the newsletter and said out loud, "Please return these to me, no questions asked. Thanks!" Time went by. I moved on. Several weeks later, I was making the bed and right there on my side were both of the missing clips. They were stacked, Cynthia, in a neat little pile. I mean, come on. (haha)! Who could ask for anything more than that? As always, thank you so much for the light you shine in this world. It is definitely appreciated!

Note from Cynthia: How wonderful that you had such a miraculous improvement to your eyesight!  And thanks so much for sharing your experience with your magnetic nose clips that returned to you, stacked in a tidy pile, right where one would think you'd have seen them if they'd been there the whole time, for several weeks.  Wow!  I love it!

Aretha Franklin Mandela Effect residue
Aretha Franklin Mandela Effect residue
California, USA

I thought I would share some interesting residue that I stumbled across today as I was deleting my Twitter account. I was going through all of my posts to see if there was anything that I wanted to keep and I found this post from 2020 about Aretha Franklin. It caught my eye because when I originally saw this, I knew it was a Mandela Effect right away because I remembered it happening years before this. Sure enough when I click the link, the page doesn't exist anymore. But when I search for when she passed, it is listed as August 16, 2018. I have been coming across residue more and more lately. I wonder if this is an indication of changes in the matrix?

Note from Cynthia: This is excellent Mandela Effect residue, documenting observation of a news article on Yahoo in December 2020, reporting Aretha Franklin's death—even though current historical records as of today show that she died in August 2018, two years earlier. Wow! Yes, I agree with you that there does seem to be something of significance regarding your observing more frequent examples of this kind of 'residue' showing what some of us remember to be true, that is different from what historical records currently show to be true. Thank you so very much for sharing this--and I have a feeling you are not the only person seeing increasing evidence of Mandela Effects, via this kind of residue.


(4) Mail Bag, Questions, and Answers

photo of nail salon full of synchronicity
Dear Cynthia,
I am enjoying your Reality Shifts book, and wondered what you thought of this situation yesterday. I  had my nails done and a pedicure and it was drying , I looked up and wow synchronicity or parallel universe?  in this picture Five things:
(1) I have that same clock that was set to the same music in my home.
(2) The woman who did my nails, her American name is Mindy (same as me).
(3) The dog in the bed that looks like mine has the same name, Luna, as my dog, and is the same breed.
(4) The metal art on the wall matches what I dug out of a neighbor's garbage, and spray-painted before placing it on my privacy fence in my backyard.
(5) Finally, take a look at the second light fixture on the ceiling, which shows blue sky and clouds—I’ve bought a large tarp in that same pattern to use on a pergola, like a tarp! Thoughts? Wow!

Dear Mindy,
Wow, that is so amazing to notice so many decorative elements in the nail salon you were visiting shared such similarity with you and your dog (name and breed), your clock, your name, wall art, and blue sky and clouds--WOW!  As I write in my book, "Reality Shifts," we can view life experiences as dreams.  I just created a new YouTube video on the topic of how we can glean insights from reality shift and Mandela Effect experiences when we describe them as dreams, or as dream elements.

Interpreting Mandela Effects and meeting a guardian of time and space

You can view the companion blog post to this video, with references and sources, at:

In your experience, these shared elements of synchronicity are conversing with you, and sharing a message in what they are (your name, your dog name and breed, your clock, wall art, the blue sky and clouds).  If you wish to, you can write down these matching elements, and then do some free association for each one, to see what comes to mind for you--this kind of message from the Cosmos can be quite inspirational and uplifting!  The video and blog post above demonstrate the four step process to find meaning in these events of reality shifts (which include synchronicity) and Mandela Effects.
lots of love,


Dear Cynthia,
I wish to ask you about a little puzzle I am experiencing,  the latest one yesterday.  Things that disappear and then show up again,  and also personal Mandela effects: for example a red vacuum-cleaner that suddenly is blue and similar things. Is that some kind of a personal message from the Universe or my higher I?  Because I cannot figure out the message when these things occur on a personal level. If you have time, can you please give me some clue about it? Thank you. All the best, 

Dear Renata,
Sometimes we can immediately discern some kind of message from a reality shift or personal Mandela effect, and other times, it’s not quite so obvious.  One thing I recommend doing, is starting a practice of documenting and analyzing your dreams. The reason for this, is that it develops a mindset for interpreting real time symbolic conversation with the cosmos. Well, real time symbolic conversation would be more of the end goal, actually. It’s enough just to make progress in terms of recognizing the kind of symbolic conversation that you are constantly having with the world.   For such a dream analysis, I recommend doing your own dream symbol interpretation. The reason for this, is that each one of us is very unique, with particular subjective meanings that likely don’t exactly match with anyone else.  you can do a four step dream analysis by: one, write a narrative of your dream. Two, on several fresh pieces of paper, start writing just one keyword at a time on the far left side, leaving leaving lots of space. Three comma go back to that list of words from step two, and do free association brainstorming for each key word, writing everything that comes to mind for you in relationship to that word. four, covering over the words from step two, read through all of the free association words from step three, and build a completely new narrative. The reason I recommend practicing this for step dream analysis method, is for you to start gaining a deeper sense of your personal  ongoing conversation with reality. When I receive first-hand reality shift reports, one of the things I do when documenting them is right back and forth to the experiencer, to find out what they were thinking and feeling at various times.  Extraordinary realizations can happen from going through these experiences with an eye toward thoughts and feelings at various point along the way.
With love and thanks
with love and thanks,


Dear Cynthia,
What do you think is behind the rise in crime?  Do you see a spiritual imbalance?

Dear Nathaniel,
It's hard for me to have a clear answer to this excellent question.  I've not (yet) seen reports of crime statistics around the USA and the world, but I have seen various places reporting crime either increasing or decreasing.  And some types of crime, such as cyber crime, are on the increase, as cyber criminals exploit changes in technology and security loopholes.  There is upheaval happening in the world now, as people are feeling uncertainty, stress, and lack of support from long-trusted organizations and entities they'd been counting on--and it makes sense to me that in such times of uncertainty and stress, people are vulnerable to following guidance from negatively directed causal agents.
lots of love,


Dear Cynthia,
I came across your YouTube channel and wanted to see if you would be able to help with any recommendations on finding a missing object. In a nutshell, I somehow misplaced a very important item of mine during a hectic time in my life and since learning it’s been missing, I can’t begin to explain the amount of stress and anxiety I’ve been facing. The item is an external hard-drive that contains over a decade of memories (family and friends) documents etc. If you have any insight or can help with this, please let me know as finding this missing item of mind would be truly life changing. Regardless, thank you for your consideration.

Dear Frankie,
I include my top tips on finding lost things in my YouTube video on that topic:

There is a written description of the top tips for using quantum jumping principles to find lost things, contained in the description for the video above. Wishing you all the best,
lots of love,


_______ Greetings Cynthia,
I am an avid listener, reader, and practicer of Mandela Effects, Quantum Jumps, Reality Shifts,  Arch-angel prayers, and Divine Creator prayers. My brother and his wife took the Moderna jab around March 2021. This is really weighing HEAVILY on my soul and driving me crazy. What do you recommend I do/practice, so that I can help them get healed from this moderna jab ? Much respect for your work and many thanks for your help,

Dear Michael,
One of the best things we can do for those we love is to practice attaining a state of inner peace, and sending love and positive intentions and healing prayer from that calm, balanced, peaceful state.  During these times of sending positive energy, it's best to hold a strong intention that you and they are experiencing and living the answer to "How good can it get?" Any time you find yourself feeling stressed or worried about the situation is a great time to practice clearing away anxious or fearful thoughts and feelings, and practicing moving your state of mind and focused awareness into highest states of gratitude and reverence.
lots of love,


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