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RealityShifters News - January 2006
Create Your Best Life!
How Good Can it Get?

Live Your "Impossible" Dream

Cynthia Sue LarsonCynthia Sue Larson

      "Man is so made that when anything fires his soul,
      impossibilities vanish."
      -- Jean De La Fontaine
Lance Armstrong
"Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight."
-- Lance Armstrong

The secret to seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's success has been scientifically analyzed, as he was studied for seven years by University of Texas at Austin professor Ed Coyle, who published his findings in the Journal of Applied Physiology last March. "The fact that Lance was diagnosed with testicular cancer and received chemotherapy and surgery when he was 25 years old did not seem to hamper his long-term progress," said Coyle. While Armstrong possesses a large, strong heart that can beat at 200 heartbeats per minute, "he has nurtured his 'natural' talent with a tough-minded, scientific approach to training, mental fortitude and that indefinable something we call 'competitive drive'." With each passing year, Coyle watched Armstrong increase his muscle efficiency by a factor of 8% from the age of 21 to the age of 28.

While it's impressive to learn how Lance Armstrong managed to get consistently stronger at a time when he was grappling with cancer, Armstrong's passionate focus on being the best cyclist he could be allowed him to succeed where others would more likely give up. Armstrong trained for an average of three to six hours of intensive cycling on most days, working with a coach who could help him do his best. Why is it that Lance didn't abandon his Tour de France dreams when he was diagnosed with cancer? Lance Armstrong explains,
      "If children have the ability to ignore odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell."
Those who live "impossible" dreams have qualities that give them a winner's edge in life. Winning qualities have been found to include: ambition, passion, self-discipline, and optimism. Successful people set high goals for themselves, feel a burning desire to meet those goals, do whatever it takes to follow through, and maintain a consistently positive vision of their end results. Not only do these qualities provide people with an advantage toward meeting their goals, they offer priceless health benefits, too. Positive thinking has been proven to reduce pain, while optimism greatly reduces risk of heart disease.

What all of this can mean for you at the start of 2006 is that you now have the opportunity to improve your overall health, happiness and well-being. Ask yourself what high goal you wish to set for yourself that you can feel a burning desire for. Take steps to ensure that you stay disciplined in following through on your dream, keeping a positive vision of how you most wish your life to be. Ask for help when you need it, to keep a sense of perspective and to find out how you can improve in ways you might not be able to see for yourself. You really can experience your most "impossible" dreams!

Wishing you all the best that love and life have to offer,
Cynthia Sue Larson
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In This Issue:

(1) Spiritual Life Coaching
(2) Upcoming Events
(3) Intriguing Articles & Interviews
(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.

      "Thank you so much, Cynthia! It is always such a joy to speak with you.
      One immediate outcome of this meditation is that there has been so
      much laughter in my office since! And in my life outside work,
      so much palpable love."
      Much love,
      -- Esther

(2) Upcoming Events

Cynthia dowse

Dowsing Energy Fields
21 January 2006 2:00 PM
Fairfield Holistic Living Expo, 1350 Holiday Lane at Travis Blvd, Fairfield, CA
Learn to dowse energy fields around people, places and things as a means to make better choices, increase positive synchronicities, and improve your life.
FREE Pass ($5 Value)

Meet Your Spirit Guides
22 January 2006 4:30 PM
Pleasant Hill Holistic Living Expo, Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive at Taylor, Pleasant Hill, CA
Participate in a guided visualization meditation for meeting your spirit guides. Find out what gifts they offer, and gain insights to your life purpose.
FREE Pass ($5 Value)

Donna Seebo

The Donna Seebo Show
27 January 2006 8:00 - 8:30 AM PST
KKNW 1150 AM
Listen free through streaming audio for a chance to win a copy of Aura Advantage as Donna Seebo interviews Cynthia Sue Larson on alternative talk radio KKNW 1150 am!

Meet Your Spirit Guides
2006 February 11 11:15 AM
Santa Cruz Holistic Living Expo, University Inn & Conference Center, 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Participate in a guided visualization meditation for meeting your spirit guides. Find out what gifts they offer, and gain insights to your life purpose.
FREE Pass ($5 Value)

Becoming Love

Becoming Love: A Workshop to Awaken Your Inner Goddess of Love
12 February 2006 11AM - 1:30 PM
Change Makers for Women, 6536 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 (510) 655-2405
Within you resides a goddess of love who has the power to invite love into every aspect of your life. Discover your inner radiant self in this very special workshop with Cynthia Sue Larson, author of Aura Advantage, and spiritual life coach. Feel the energy of love in your aura, and learn how to attract the love you need into your energy field and your life. Bring journal(s) to refer to and write in, and come prepared to awaken your inner goddess of Love!

Schedule an Event with Cynthia!
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(3) Intriguing Articles & Interviews

Scientists Predict What You'll Think of Next:
Mind-reading Study Finds Memories Are Like Mental Time Travel

Live Science
2005, December 22
by Ker Than
To recall memories, your brain travels back in time via the ultimate Google search, according to a new study in which scientists found they can monitor the activity and actually predict what you'll think of next. The work bolsters the validity of a longstanding hypothesis that the human brain takes itself back to the state it was in when a memory was first formed. The psychologist Endel Tulving dubbed this process "mental time travel."

Understanding Reality Shifts
Isle of Light Interview MP3
2005, December 20
by Chyrene Pendleton
During this show, we learn about synchronicities, why time seems to be speeding up, alternate realities, parallel universes, time travel, teleportation and more. Cynthia also describes the "Alive Again Phenomenon", a fascinating occurrence of people who have died and are seen again at a later date, alive and well. She lists several famous people which she reported in her July, 2005 issue of RealityShifters News.

The Winning Edge
Psychology Today Magazine
by Peter Doskoch
November/December 2005
The idea that passion fuels perseverance has crucial implications: If grit -- and hence high achievement -- hinges on passion, then it's especially important for parents to expose their children to the broadest possible range of academic, artistic and athletic activities, to maximize the chances that something will capture the child's imagination. Helping children find their passion may turn out to be more important than addressing their academic weaknesses. Ambition, self-discipline, and optimism.

brain pain map

Thinking the Hurt Away: Expectations Hitch Ride on Pain's Brain Pathway
Science News
by Bruce Bower
10 September 2005
When it comes to pain control, a dose of positive thinking goes a long way, according to researchers who have found that many of the same brain areas that respond to severe pain also respond to mere expectations of pain. This commonality provides a neural route for the mind to quell pain and could explain the pain-fighting power of placebos, the scientists say. This report "underscores the biological fact that pain is not merely a passive response to tissue damage or potential tissue damage," remarks neuroscientist Donald D. Price of the University of Florida's College of Dentistry in Gainesville. "Its magnitude is partly determined by ongoing expectations."

Optimism Associated With Lowered Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease
Science Daily
4 November 2004
Patients who described themselves as highly optimistic had lower risks of all-cause death, and lower rates of cardiovascular death than those with high levels of pessimism, according to an article in the November issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "We found that the trait of optimism was an important long-term determinant of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in elderly subjects independent of sociodemographic characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors," the authors write. "A predisposition toward optimism seemed to provide a survival benefit in elderly subjects with relatively short life expectancies otherwise."

Just Like Heaven

Reality Shifting Films
What do movies and TV shows like Just Like Heaven, Indigo, Tru Calling, The Matrix, Frequency, Wonderfalls, Dark City, Sliders, The Lathe of Heaven, Sliding Doors and Passion of Mind have in common? These films feature the reality shift phenomenon in their plots. I find it especially refreshing to see films that describe reality shifts close to the way I've experienced them myself, and I am grateful that reality shifts are being featured more often than ever in film!

(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Dallas, Texas

I was intrigued by your site as I saw a link to it from The Isle of Light blog at Finally, I think I understand a very distinct experience I had five years ago.

I had a meeting in Austin, Texas at 3:30 PM, and needed to be on the road from Dallas before 11:30 in order to get there in time. No matter what I did, everything was moving in super slow motion that day, from the couple of errands I had to do, to stopping by the bank, and so on. Finally, I got on the road at about 1:00 PM, where I immediately encountered such heavy highway traffic that I was slowed down to an absolute crawl. The cause of the slowdown was road construction, and this delay went on for forty-five minutes. I began to think that there was no way I could drive 160 miles in a little over an hour. I'm good, but not that good!

The traffic finally cleared up, and in retrospect, I realize I had stopped looking at the clock. As I approached Austin, it was 3:00 PM, and I ended up arriving at my appointment fifteen minutes early. I was stunned. The woman I was meeting, Beverly Anderson, is a type of psychic who can explain certain things from past lives that people wish to figure out during this lifewalk. A friend of mine had raved about her, and it's hard to get an appointment with her. When I told her what happened on the drive down, she said things like that often happen to people that are traveling to see her.

Your site is quite interesting, and it's nice to know the term "reality shift" now!


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Nashville, Tennessee

Last September, my handbag was stolen out of a shopping cart. Was I upset when it happened? Heck yeah! After all, I lost my money, my driver's license, credit cards, check book, other valuable and sentimental things, etc. But was I surprised? NO! That morning, I had awakened with a really disturbing feeling from a dream that had left me feeling like a victim - a vibration I rarely, if ever, find myself in. My handbag had actually played a significant role in my dream, too.

So I continued on with this yucky vibration, which obviously was swirling around me still when I went to the store. Now at one point, my dear IB even GAVE ME clear direction (in the form of a strong feeling which I translated into words...) "I wonder if I should turn around and check my handbag in the cart?" But busy me, too preoccupied with shopping and planning the weekend in my head, decided to IGNORE that still, small voice - so by the time I really did take time to look back at the shopping cart, my purse was gone!

After my purse was stolen, I appreciated what I had learned from the experience, and appreciated my dreams for helping me understand vibrationally where I'm coming from, and appreciated being able to share my experience with others who understood where I'm coming from. I also enjoyed the freedom from assigned numbers and plastic cards!

Believe it or not, on November 5th we received a phone call from the store where I was when my purse disappeared - they had my purse and were getting ready to throw it away when they discovered my phone number inside!! To top it all off, absolutely nothing was missing from it - my cash, cell phone, everything was still there. To be honest, I most certainly appreciated the money as I could use some extra money that week :-) But truthfully, there was nothing else in that purse that meant anything to me anymore. I realized (as my teenage daughter put it), I was 'so over it'! I realized that all the precious things inside that handbag had been released from my life - I was not holding on to them anymore. I learned that no matter what material possessions we may have, none is more important than feeling good.

So I am wondering... did the handbag return because I released all attachments to it? Did the universe 'hide' it from me until I had a desire for some extra money ;-) In any case, I really don't care - I'm happy it's returned (thank you U) but I'm on to other things!

Launceston, Tasmania

While I was driving past the place where my daughter works the other day with my husband, we looked down the side alleyway where she always parks her car, and I said to my husband, "Oh... she's not there today," as I could see there were no cars parked there. I was surprised when my husband remarked, "Yes she's here... there's her car!" I looked and saw nothing. Sure enough, on the way back I could see that her car was there for me to see!

It's interesting to me how my husband I both saw a different 'reality' and we were both adamant about what we saw! What each of us 'saw' was totally opposite to what the other imagined, which shows the universe is all a matter of perception!

Cynthia you are a truly amazing person. I have been reading your site for several years. :) Have a great day!

(5) Reality Shifters Q & A

Q: Cynthia,
I just don't understand... I tried to have a spoon bending party with my friends, because there was this woman in my wholistic healing class that I was trying to impress. All of your instructions were followed completely to the last detail. Even by intimidation, my spoon wouldn't bend. I threatened it, telling it that I would tie it to a train track, but nothing. I felt like a fool. The girl now hates me, and refuses to see me ever again. I had to cancel my Kenny G Tickets. My life is worthless. Please, please, PLEASE tell me what went wrong.
Sincerely yours,
-- George

A: Dear George,
I empathize with your frustration and disappointment! Spoon-bending is something that works best for new groups when there is a LOT of psychokinetic energy present in the room, and when the majority of those present are genuinely open-minded to seeing something startlingly new. The ideal group for a spoon-bending party is thus one that includes children and young adults in a noisy, fun, boisterous atmosphere -- and the more, the merrier. In other words, if your spoon-bending party has more of the energy of a romantic dinner for two, you're much less likely to see successful results than if your party resembles a children's birthday party or circus. If a woman hates you and refuses to see you ever again simply because a spoon-bending party didn't work out as hoped, you're likely much better off without her.
lots of love,
-- 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:

Fork You
Kat Black's Fork You site offers a feast for the eyes and a sense of wonder with its wide selection of articles, photographs, e-cards, wallpaper and links on the subject of spoon bending and fork bending.

(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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Daoist Healing Qigong

Daoist Healing Qigong
by Bradley Gilbert

Exceptionally Powerful Exercises for Optimal Health

Secrets of the ancient Chinese longevity exercises that combine breath, movement, and imagination are revealed in beautiful clarity on this DVD. Thirteen Daoist Healing Qigong movements and one healing posture are demonstrated by Bradley Gilbert, who is a Master of Medical Qigong. This one hour film can be viewed in its entirety, or individual exercises can be selected from the well-organized DVD menu. Bradley Gilbert explains the value of each exercise before demonstrating it, and each demonstration is presented with a woman's soothing voice providing methodical, thorough instructions. I especially love the way that this DVD contains an eighteen minute long closing segment in which Bradley Gilbert demonstrates all thirteen healing movements and the healing posture with soothing music and a beautiful outdoor background of trees and hills. This DVD is ideal for anyone seeking demonstrably better overall health, or for those desiring simple yet powerful techniques to bring healing to specific parts of their body. The energy I feel during and after doing these exercises is nothing short of extraordinary; I can literally feel my body establishing optimal balance in every way. These exercises deliver exceptionally positive results while requiring only a moderate degree of flexibility and balance. This no-impact workout is perfect for even the sick and elderly, who can go at their own pace. If you are seeking a simple way to improve every aspect of your health, I can think of nothing better than getting and utilizing Bradley Gilbert's Daoist Healing Qigong DVD. I give it my very highest recommendation.

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

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This web site features some of the most beautiful spiritual jewelry I've ever seen. Ka Gold Jewelry also has fascinating free articles about spiritual symbols and sacred geometry which explain the advantages of wearing jewelry designed according to these ancient principles.

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