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January 2017
Issue #208

How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue Larson
Prepare to See How Good it Can Be

"People only see what they are prepared to see."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever I find myself dwelling on what seems to be wrong, I do my best to remember to ‘turn that frown upside-down’ and take a fresh look while imagining just how good things can get. Having a sense of humor, or friends with a sense of humor, can prove immensely helpful with this. One of my friends commented that he planned to stay up all the way to midnight this New Year’s eve, “just to watch 2016 die.” I was grateful to find a reason to laugh, despite the sorrow I’d been feeling about the recent surprising death of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, which reminded me of numerous other unexpected celebrity deaths this past year.

Boy Scouts song We’re Prepared
The Boy Scout motto, “be prepared,” is often considered to mean that potential problems are being contemplated. What often gets left out are potential opportunities—opportunities that just might come knocking, only to be dismissed or ignored by us, if we’re preoccupied with averting various possible disasters.

Keeping in mind that we will most likely see what we are prepared to see, it stands to reason that being prepared to see something good can be skill worth cultivating. Recent scientific studies appear to support this view, as optimism is linked with reduced risk of early death from a variety of causes including: cardiovascular problems, cancer, stroke, respiratory disease, and infection. Harvard postdoctoral research fellow Kaitlin Hagan points out that “optimism can be altered with relatively uncomplicated and low-cost interventions—even something as simple as having people write down and think about the best outcomes for various areas of their lives, such as careers or friendships.”

The start of this new year is an excellent time to consider an area in your life that could benefit from the power of positive thinking. Might you enjoy improved health? It’s a great time to imagine how healthy you can become this year. Could your work situation be more rewarding? Now is the perfect moment to envision just how that might be. Would you like closer friendships and love relationships? This is an excellent opportunity to daydream about how that might come about. In all areas, be prepared for unexpectedly good experiences to unfold.

I invite you as you read through the reality shift experiences in this month’s issue of RealityShifters to encourage your imagination to consider ways you might enjoy reality shifts this year. It’s fun to find out how good your life can get in every possible way!

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      In This Issue:

      (1) Spiritual Life Coaching
      (2) Upcoming Events
      (3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films
      (4) Your Reality Shift Stories
      (5) Questions and Answers
      (6) Reviews that Shift Your Reality
      (7) Join in the Discussion
      (8) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines
Cynthia Sue Larson MBA, author, speaker, and spiritual life coach

(1) Spiritual Life Coaching

Could you benefit from help facing a challenging issue in your life? Would you like clarity regarding 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 again for your assistance and being in my life. I started using one of your techniques you describe, and the difference is noticeable."
      -- Janice

(2) You’re Invited to Fabulous Upcoming Events!

Foundations of Mind: Quantum Mechanics Meets
Quantum Mechanics Meets Neurodynamics: An Emerging 21st Century Science of Consciousness
Friday, January 27, 2017
10am - 6pm
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco

The recently deceased Karl Pribram and his student Walter Freeman, giants of neuroscience, argued cogently that the current American and Asian brain science mega- projects will shortly follow their European counterpart into collapse. Their long and full lives included over a century of experimentation in a neurodynamics paradigm, in which individual neurons’ firing emerged from holistic brain processes. In short, the current extravagantly funded mega-projects are several orders of magnitude too simple in their assumptions. At the same time Pribram and Freeman were at the height of their careers in the 1970’s, a group of underemployed physicists centered in the SF Bay area was at the same time considering the implications of the trails blazed by David Bohm and John Bell. Join us for a day of discussion and controversy featuring many of the players from these original revolutions. Confirmed Speakers Include:
Ruth Kastner, Fred Alan Wolf, George Weissmann, Henry Stapp, Jack Sarfatti, Elizabeth Rauscher, Russell Targ, Chris Cochran, Leslie Allan Combs, Seán Ó Nualláin, Shelli Joye, Stuart Hameroff, John Hagelin, Stanley Klein, Cynthia Sue Larson, and David Presti.


(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films


Understanding Consciousness with Max Velmans
on Living the Quantum Dream with Cynthia Sue Larson

Max Velmans talks with Cynthia Sue Larson about how to understand consciousness from considering both our direct first person experiences of consciousness, and a classical scientific perspective. Velmans describes how we can make sense of the nature of mind as being essentially a psycho-physical processor, where our conscious experiences can be described by us as we experience them, and also by those observing measurable outcomes outside of ourselves. Velmans talks about his theory of reflexive monism, and how we might get closer to the structure of human consciousness. Max Velmans is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He co-founded the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society in 1994, and served as its chair from 2003 to 2006. He was appointed National Visiting Professor by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, and was elected to the British Academy of Social Sciences. Velmans has around 100 publications in the area of consciousness studies, including his book, “Understanding Consciousness.”

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(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Star Trek Change
Gary, Ontario, Canada

I have a brother who recalls a missing scene from the 1989 movie, "Star Trek the Final Frontier.” I remember my brother talking with me about a missing scene when he previously watched it. He told me about the scene where Spock mind melds first with Bones, and then Captain Kirk. In this scene, we see Captain Kirk's pain upon the death of his own son and father. He breaks the meld, and refuses to relinquish it, pulling away—and this is where we normally see Captain Kirk explain that he needs his pain. Update on my brother's recollection: now even HE doesn't remember talking with me about it! I questioned him, telling him he did in fact tell me about recalling a missing scene from that movie. My thinking is, I've shifted to a reality and left the brother who was aware and now—Not. I cued the scene where the missing part should've been.

Note from Cynthia: Wow, that is truly intense! I love your sharing the scene from Star Trek--and I remember things the way you, do--that's no longer there. I've also sometimes noticed reality shifts where the current version of events no longer matches the official history--and had witnesses who either at first also agree with me that there's been a shift and then over time end up asserting there's been no change--or witnesses who at first thought there'd been no change, who ended up confirming they now notice something has changed, after all. So with regard to reality shifts, some back-and-forth movement seems to occur in people around us.


Tony Bennett Turns 90 and Stevie Wonder Sounds Good Again
Cape Coral, Florida, USA

I really enjoy your website and YouTube videos about reality shifting and parallel universes. I think my husband and I have experienced something like this, but I am not sure. All I know is that we are sort of confused. Last night we watched on TV a two hour show in celebration of Tony Bennett's 90th birthday. There were various singers performing, one of them being Stevie Wonder. Both Marc and I swear that we recall Tony Bennett turning 90 about two years ago. Plus, when Stevie Wonder came on and sang, before he started both Marc and I remarked how Stevie doesn't sing well anymore, so we hoped it wouldn't be too painful to listen to him. To our amazement and confusion, Stevie sounded as good as he ever was in his youth! So, we kind of have a double whammy here that we are totally confused about. Would this constitute a reality shift, and if so are my husband and I both in a different reality or are Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder in different realities? It all seems so bizarre. Best wishes. Please keep making the videos! They are fascinating.

Note from Cynthia: Thanks so much for writing to me about your mystifying double whammy--in which you and your husband are remembering a different history in which Tony Bennett turned 90 a couple of years ago, and Stevie Wonder's voice wasn't nearly as good as it used to be. Noticing differences like this does indeed sound like you're witnessing alternate histories also known as "reality shifts"--with the recent popular name "Mandela Effect." And most likely there are many other people who remember the histories you are describing here, since they involve celebrities that are on the peripheral awareness for many. I remember one of the two in your double whammy--I remember Stevie Wonder's voice having become coarser, without the expected charisma, richness of tone, smoothness and consistency of being on key from his youth. So I just looked up a recent singing performance of Stevie Wonder, who I see just had a Detroit street named after him, and even though you'd just informed me he's sounding good again, I was happy and surprised to hear it is true, and he looks more fit and in better physical shape, too!

More Proof
Chico, California, USA

I was recently watching a 1995 episode of Wings entitled "Tale of Two Sister Cities". Brian Hackett is talking to Roy Biggins about a new product Roy is hocking "Rob's Kabobs" (like shish kabobs) Brian is reading from the brochure and at 2 minutes, 27 seconds he reads, "If you skewer it, they will come." Certainly, this is not proof, but it does show how the quote was heard at that time. To my mind it reinforces the paradigm shift. And with trump trying to nuke us all, other realities become more and more appealing.

Note from Cynthia: Thanks for sharing the scene from the 1995 episode of Wings, "Tale of Two Sister Cities" which references similar wording to what many of us recall from the movie "Field of Dreams," which used to be "If you build it, they will come." Clearly this kabob marketing blurb would make sense in the context of the dialogue in the alternate history of "Field of Dreams" that seems to have reality shifted--and it just seems tremendously unlikely that a brochure in a 1995 TV show would so prominently mention something like, "If you skewer it, they will come," unless the writers were presuming most people would appreciate the similar turn of phrase. And like most reality shifts and Mandela Effects, we don't find physical "proof" or evidence, so much as evidence that other people (like ourselves) remember those alternate histories, too.

The Vanishing Cheque

I'd like to relate an intriguing experience which I recently went through. While studying the Loa and some manifesting issues I had decided to write out a cheque to myself placing it in between the pages of a novel. The next day I discovered that the cheque had just vanished. Well, the amount was rather considerable. I don't know, it could be a case of a reality shift or maybe the Universe has accepted my request. Well, i haven't yet been bestowed that sum but money flows easily to me, in my reality. I do hope you'll have the time to comment on my experience. Warm wishes and a heartful Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to you. Thanks for all the articles too.

Note from Cynthia: Thanks so much for writing to me and sharing this fascinating experience with the vanishing check! It sounds like this is the first part of this particular teleporting item reality shift experience, and I sincerely hope that at some point you notice the check return to you. Sometimes I've noticed the return comes sooner when I feel a deep sense of connection (from the heart and/or solar plexus) with the missing item--yet such emotional feelings must be genuinely present, and not merely intended. I'm glad to know that money flows easily to you, so this particular missing check does not present a hardship during the time it's (hopefully temporarily) gone missing. Please do let me know if and when this missing cheque returns to you!


(5) Questions and Answers

Dear Cynthia,
A couple of years ago during The Royal Wedding (William and Kate) while we watched the event on the tv, mom recalled watching Princess Diana's funeral with my dad when I was two years old (around 2001 or 2002 since I was born on 1998). She vividly described that night -even telling me that she remembered having buttered popcorn and cheap wine while she watched tv- and the details about the funeral itself are exactly as it happened. But when I googled Princess Diana it turns out she died on 1997, a year before I was born. Then when I asked my father, he said he was visiting his sister in Miami when that happened, and the year was 1997. I always thought my mom was just confused but now that I've read about the Mándelas effect makes me wonder if that is what is happening to my mom.
— Valeria

Dear Valeria,
Thank you for sharing this–and yes, the Mandela Effect could certainly explain how your mom may recall a different reality. I’d love to hear from others who may have also remember hearing the news of Princess Diana having died at a different time than the current official historical date of August 31, 1997.
— Cynthia


Dear Cynthia,
I belatedly read the Lincoln’s son item. Years ago I read of Robert in a biography of Mary Todd Lincoln. In it he was portrayed as stuck with the responsibility of a broken woman and sometimes rather cruel from my perception. Can't recall the title, but Robert has been in the picture for some time.
— Gervase

Dear Gervase,
Thank you for sharing this with me, and I believe you! What makes reality shifts and Mandela Effects super intriguing to me is the way some people notice something, such as Nelson Mandela having died while incarcerated, while others (such as those close to him, and perhaps those living in South Africa) do not. So reality shifts are not globally recognized, but rather there are some people who notice, for example, that American Thanksgiving used to always be on the 3rd Thursday of November, and now it's the last Thursday--and there are some who insist it's always been the last Thursday of November. In this case of Robert Lincoln, I read a marvelously detailed biography of Abraham Lincoln about five years that was recommended to me from a friend of mine who's now passed away. And in that book, I was struck by feeling a wish that Lincoln had a son who'd survived into adulthood. So I see there are some of us who remember back when reputable Lincoln biographies didn't include Robert Lincoln, and some of us who always recall Robert having been an important part of Abraham Lincoln's life. I'm really intrigued by what you remember about Robert Lincoln (without going back to the books to check it out), with such clear memories of his life situation. Fascinating!
With love and thanks,
— Cynthia



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