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RealityShifters News - June 2004
Create Your Best Life!
Sensing A Deeper Reality

Cynthia & CleveUnretouched photograph of Cynthia Sue Larson & Cleve Backster on May 28, 2004, taken by Bill Gough of FMBR in Palo Alto, California. Notice the golden glow that my Olympus camera photographed surrounding both of us that evening! (Learn how to take such photos in chapter 8 of Aura Advantage)

    "... the play of quantum chance acts both to veil the form of fundamental reality and to unveil the form of empirical reality. However, if causal anomalies actually do appear then the veil has apparently been pushed aside; we have been offered a glimpse of the deeper reality."
    - Henry P. Stapp, Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics

I recently saw Cleve Backster present his research on the subject of primary perception, and was impressed to hear him discuss the significance of the way cells respond to sudden changes in their environment... even when they've been removed from the organism they came from and smashed to a pulp before being hooked up to electrodes. Backster conducted experiments with scientific equipment under controlled laboratory conditions that repeatedly demonstrated that house plants knew when bacteria in the sink were suddenly killed in an adjacent room with cleanser or boiling water, and that yogurt cultures were so entrained to human emotions that they responded very strongly when people just THOUGHT of an idea in a heated emotional debate, before having even said a single word.

How is it possible that cells can be so aware of what is happening around them when they seem to not be equipped with even the most rudimentary sensory receptors? Perhaps there is an underlying consciousness to everything that allows us to be aware on a much deeper level than we've ever imagined. Maybe, when we allow ourselves permission to be aware of perceiving information on a cellular level, we can be conscious of what it is that we so deeply know. There is hope that we can integrate the vast amount of energetic information we are continually sensing on a vibrational level... when we allow ourselves to imagine we can taste colors, smell sounds, and feel the odors around us. Even a little bit of synapse exercise can make a noticeable difference in improving our ability to perceive a deeper sense of reality.

This month's issue of RealityShifters News is dedicated to exploring the ways we perceive information, and the ways our senses are interconnected. Shut your eyes for a moment, and observe what kind of sensations you're getting right now along with what you've been seeing. Did you taste, smell, hear or feel anything interesting? Jot me a note and let me know!

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

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Could you benefit from spiritual life coaching? Gain the benefit of hearing personal messages from spirit that will help you better understand what you need most in your life right now, and how to get what you need. Discover your divine gifts and gain spiritual insights with a personal consultation with Cynthia. Hear what your body and spirit are trying to tell you, and how you can stop getting in your own way as you recharge your energy and renew your sense of purpose!
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(2) Upcoming Events

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(3) Intriguing Articles

1 December 2003
by Anne Underwood
A quirky phenomenon that scientists once dismissed could help explain the creativity of the human brain.

Scientific American
May 2003
by By Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Edward M. Hubbard
People with synesthesia--whose senses blend together -- are providing valuable clues to understanding the organization and functions of the human brain.

19 March 2002
by David F. Salisbury
For nearly 300 years, people who claimed to hear colors, feel sounds or taste shapes risked being dismissed as having overactive imaginations. Several scientific studies of this rare condition produced compelling evidence that it is a genuine perceptual phenomenon. A Vanderbilt study of the most common form of synesthesia - the perception that numbers, letters and words have distinct colors - has confirmed these earlier findings and provided additional evidence that synesthetic experiences originate during the central stages of visual processing in the brain.

(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Pearl, Mississippi

On many occasions I've driven on the road alone and experienced a time shift. On one very special journey, someone else documented that a time shift must have occurred during my drive. I had made the trip from Shreveport, Louisiana to Crystal Springs, Mississippi many times, since I lived in Shreveport and my elderly parents lived in Crystal Springs. Since I lived west of Shreveport and my parents lived in the country south of Crystal Springs, the trip always took at least six hours, since I had to drive though Shreveport and contend with city traffic. When traffic was bad, this trip often took six and one-half hours. One Saturday morning I called my Dad and told him I was on my way, and we talked about what time I would probably get there, as we always did, because my parents were always uneasy when I was on the road alone. This time, the trip took only four and one-half hours!

The drive seemed continuous to me, but I felt disoriented when I checked my watch at the edge of Crystal Springs, and realized how little time had passed. I thought something had probably gone wrong with my watch. My father was dumbfounded when I walked in so early, and he showed me that his watch had the same time that mine did.

As my Dad quizzed me about just exactly how fast I had been driving to come and see them, I tried to make a joke out of it, and said, "Daddy, You know about the bat out of he%#?" He said, "Yes," and I said, "Well, I passed him!"

The truth was, though, I drove at normal speed, and never really sped at any point during the drive, since I don't like to break laws and give authority figures (highway patrolmen) power over me.

Just another story from... Miria's Twilight Zone!


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Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Your 'Alive Again" issue of RealityShifters News was especially intriguing to me, as I experienced a variation on this type of experience. I have a very dear aunt who lives some 30 miles from me, whom I visit and telephone once in awhile. One day she told me that one of my half-brothers was talking about his mother's death. He expressed to my aunt his grief and how much he still missed his mother, even after several months. I hadn't known the lady had died, and so I expressed my condolences, as I had genuinely liked her.

There was nothing unusual in all that, except that a couple of months later I called my aunt again and asked how my half-brother was holding up. To my astonishment, my aunt told me that she didn't know what I was talking about! My aunt is by no means senile -- in fact she's exceptionally lucid -- and I even checked my phone records to see if we had talked when I thought we had.

The phone records checked out. As well, I had told my daughter the news about the death shortly after my first phone call, which my daughter later verified.

You have a great site with lots of challenging material. Keep it up.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Just the other day, I had a mini reality shift. I was walking out of the supermarket after doing my shopping, and over at the next register I saw a man putting his groceries in his grocery bags. I walked out of the store to my car, when all of a sudden I saw him way ahead of me. His groceries were already in his car, and he was putting away the grocery kart. He had a lot of bags. I had only one bag, and I am certain that I exited well ahead of him. Unless this was a twin or Mr. Speedo, there's no way that could happen in real time.

A few seconds later, as I pulled out onto the road, I saw him again... ahead of me... and I had gotten into my car first! For some reason I cannot figure out, I noticed this man several times in the store. Maybe it was to teach me something.

(5) Reality Shifters Q & A

Q: What is synesthesia?

- Donna

A: I mention synesthesia in my book, AURA ADVANTAGE, because it's a very important part of sensing energy fields around us. When I was an infant, all my senses seemed interconnected, especially sight and hearing. This way of experiencing the world is known as "synesthesia," a Greek word that means "perceiving together." Sudden noises would appear as sharp bursts of color that would flash through the house, sometimes even just a bit before the sound itself was heard. Waves of color would wash around my mother and father, so I could see their moods from the colors even before I could focus on the details of their faces. We can intuitively see, hear, smell, taste, and feel things around us that coincide with our other senses, and discover important additional information about our surroundings this way. You can hone your synesthetic skills by intentionally depriving yourself or one sense at a time, while noticing what you discern with your remaining senses. With ear plugs in your ears, notice what you imagine you can see, feel, smell and taste around you. With a blindfold over your eyes, imagine what you can feel, hear, taste and smell. When you next reintegrate your senses, notice whether you've gained some new cross-connections and become just a bit more synesthetic!

-- 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:

Mixed Signals
The goal of the site is to bring synesthetes and non-synesthetes together to learn about synesthesia.

(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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Yoga for Your Eyes

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by Meir Schneider

Worth It's Weight in Gold!

The MEIR SCHNEIDER'S YOGA FOR YOUR EYES DVD contains all the essential exercises and materials needed to dramatically improve your vision. After doing just a few of the exercises on YOGA FOR YOUR EYES, I noticed I could focus much more easily on fine print, and my eyes felt relaxed and refreshed! Meir Schneider's instructions are clear and easy to follow, and his life experience of going from being born legally blind to being able to pass his driving exam is inspirational. The DVD format is much better than reading books or tapes for demonstrating eye yoga, because it's the closest thing to attending a yoga for the eyes workshop. Each technique is clearly demonstrated, so it can be quickly learned and easily remembered. I'd read about the Bates methods of sunning, palming, shifting, and swinging... but never before been able to so quickly master these techniques. Explanations are provided for why these and a couple of other techniques make such a big difference in vision, and why modern lifestyles often tend to unnecessarily cause our vision to deteriorate over time. Schneider explains how we can improve our visual perception as we get older by learning to exercise and relax our eyes on a regular basis. YOGA FOR YOUR EYES is worth its weight in gold; do yourself and your eyes a huge favor and watch this DVD as soon as possible!

The Inspired Heart

The Inspired Heart
An Artist's Journey of Transformation

by Jerry Wennstrom

Trusting the Deep Intelligence of the Universe

Artist Jerry Wennstrom shocked the New York art community in 1979 when he destroyed his paintings at the pinnacle of his illustrious career. Guided by an inner passion to connect directly to divine consciousness, Wennstrom gave away his possessions and began a journey based on complete surrender to life experience. THE INSPIRED HEART shares Wennstrom's personal journal of how he lived for years in a state of grace and faith, discovering divine intelligence and inspiration in a wide breadth of experiences. Wennstrom at various times fasted, experienced the sublime joys of sharing special moments with neighborhood children, and faced potential muggers with loving kindness... to receive loving kindness in return. THE INSPIRED HEART shows us how, "Enlightenment is not a grand finale that leaves us blissfully risen, Buddha-like, above the suffering of the world. It is a deep and unconditional surrender to what already exists and total trust in the larger inherent intelligence, which is willing to lead the way." I love the color pictures of Wennstrom's art in the middle of this book, and the way Wennstrom's autobiographical short stories weave themselves in dreamy fashion through the places and times of his fascinating life. THE INSPIRED HEART shares the raw and simple beauty of one man's pure heart as it shows us how miraculous, magnificent and rich our lives can be when we let go of everything and allow ourselves to be fully present in this moment, now.

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

The School for Self-Healing in San Francisco teaches the Meir Schneider Self-Healing techniques that unlock the body's power to heal itself.

The Synesthesia Project at Boston University's Vision and Cognition Laboratory is one of the few groups engaged in ongoing research in the field of synesthesia.

Free tarot card readings can help guide you through your troubled emotions and clouded thoughts.

Take a quantum leap over to visit Fred Alan Wolf in cyberspace. Read fascinating papers, learn amazing things, and ask a question!

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