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June 2009
Issue #117

How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue LarsonCarol Skylark of Light Torch Productions and Cynthia Sue Larson
Picture Incremental Improvement

"Artists are magical helpers. Evoking symbols and motifs that connect us to our deeper selves, they can help us along the heroic journey of our own lives."
- Joseph Campbell

Have you ever noticed how much more empowering it feels when you are aiming for goals that are not too big a stretch from where you currently are, compared to having a feeling that you are biting off more than you can chew? There is something very satisfying in seeing gradual improvement, especially when gaining confidence at mastering something we can see ourselves succeeding at doing. I love to consider the question "How good can it get?" to consciously become aware of what kind of future we can believe might be a possible future for ourselves in order to set goals and move forward to a future we believe is within reach. I feel most prosperous on days when I start the day with a meditation to envision just how beautifully well this day might go. This meditation allows me to move from feeling the energy of a 'just OK' day into a more positively energized day. In this way, each day becomes an incremental step onward and upward... a tiny positive adjustment.

Cynthia Sue Larson Earth Healing HandsWatercolor painting by Cynthia Sue Larson of hands around the Earth
This incremental approach is one which sometimes leads people to feel they're making slow progress, yet slow progress can sometimes be more effective than attempts to make giant leaps, as recent research on the topic of why positive messages hurt people with low self-esteem now indicates. While some people strive to state the highest possible intentions for themselves, they seldom consider the jarring effect that can occur when a person's stated intentions are terribly different from their statement of reality. Joanne Wood from the University of Waterloo found that people with low self-esteem who repeated "I'm a lovable person" to themselves felt worse than people who did neither. These researchers found that statements that contradict what people believe about their self-image are more likely to be met with resistance than acceptance, leaving people feeling even more unlovable than ever. While this finding might seem disappointing for Law of Attraction students everywhere, I find it tremendously informative and helpful.

Carol Skylark Earth Hands pendantPendant by Carol Skylark
Keeping the concept of incremental improvements in mind, we can bring about improvement in our lives through positive affirmations by listening to our gut feelings, our hearts, and our heads... and communicating back and forth from the highest ideals to where we truly feel ourselves to be right here, right now. We can note what we truly consider to be a believable outcome for our given situation. Sometimes, we may find what we feel inspired to do from our pure gut feelings makes no immediate sense... but following our gut feelings and heart connections can provide us with wonderful rewards far surpassing anything we might even imagine for ourselves.

Carol Skylark & Cynthia Sue LarsonCarol Skylark and Cynthia Sue Larson with healing hands around the Earth
At a Sacramento holistic expo last month, I was delighted to notice that I was situated next to a woman I wanted to meet, Kathleen Robertson from southern California. What a marvelous synchronicity to find myself adjacent to the very woman whose photo had felt so appealing to me! Emerging from a happy state of reverent reverie, I began my morning by painting a watercolor image of two hands holding the Earth. This was the first time I had felt inspired to paint my hands, holding the planet, and I wondered why this might be. I left that thought for later as I became busy with people who came to see me seeking intuitive readings and life coaching. At the end of the day, I was delighted to talk with the woman in the booth to my left, aura portrait artist, Carol Skylark. I was stunned to see her wearing a necklace which was made of a stone framed by two colorful hands -- somewhat similar to what I had painted at the beginning of the day. Carol's name instantly seemed quite familiar to me, and as I leafed through the pages of my book, Aura Advantage, I slowed down when I reached the section of Aura Advantage where Carol Skylark is one of the two aura portrait artists I mention by name! I also showed Carol the watercolor I'd painted that morning of my hands holding the Earth, and she was stunned... telling me that she had recently painted a similar portrait back home in Colorado for one of her aura portrait clients, who had been holding a crystal orb in her hands and envisioning healing the Earth. Carol and I gazed at each other in awe as we recognized a connection far more amazing than either of us imagined experiencing with someone we just met.
    Meditation: Knowing now that you can make incremental improvements in your life, allow your mind to wander and contemplate something wonderfully enjoyable you can imagine in your life that does not seem all that far from reach. Close your eyes and picture yourself feeling a bit happier, healthier, and more prosperous with this incremental improvement. Relax and enjoy this daydream, knowing it very well may soon come true!

Wishing you may discover just how good your life can be and has been,
Cynthia Sue Larson
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Reality Shifts book
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Reality Shifts
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Aura Advantage
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Shine eBook
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Aura Healing Meditations
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Karen Kimball
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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) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag
(6) Reality Shifters Award Winner
(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality
(8) Join in the Discussion
(9) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines

Cynthia Sue Larson MBA, author, intuitive, and spiritual life coach

(1) Spiritual Life Coaching

Do you feel like the universe is trying to tell you something, but you can't quite figure out what it is? Are you wishing you could understand the messages in your dreams, life events, and synchronicities? Need help facing a challenging issue in your life? Require 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.

"I have been receiving Cyntha's newsletters for years, and and always read them through and through. She's an insightful, delightful, spiritual wise woman who has helped me and many others through the changing times. She lives what she teaches. Her newsletters are engaging, compelling and whimsical all at the same time. I love reading her positive words and seeing her smiling face that gets younger all the time." -- Sandy Penny, writer/editor and spiritual teacher

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

X-Zone Radio Show
X-Zone Radio
Internet Radio Show
15 June 2009 at 8 pm
Rob McConnell delves into some of the mysteries of reality shifts, retrocausality and energy fields with Cynthia Sue Larson on the X Zone radio show. Call in toll-free when the show is live at (800) 610-7035 with questions and comments for this radio show based in Ontario, Canada.

Spiritual Parenting
Spiritual Parenting
FREE Internet Radio Show
24 June 2009 1:00 - 2:00 pm PST
Kerrilynn Shellhorn talks with author Cynthia Sue Larson about her book, Karen Kimball and the Dream Weaver's Web on Spiritual Parenting. Find out how parents can help their children keep their very special connection to spirit, intuition, primary sensing, animal communication and more in this fascinating blog radio interview.

High Energy Money
Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Drive at Taylor, Pleasant Hill, California
28 June 2009 at 4:30 pm
Have you ever noticed how some people just seem luckier than others when it comes to money? Have you wondered whether people are just born with kind of luck, or whether it might be possible to become lucky with money? Cynthia Sue Larson, MBA, spiritual life coach, author of "Aura Advantage" and editor of RealityShifters will help you see yourself and your relationship to money in an entirely new way. Learn ways to increase your own monetary good fortune so you can attract and stay aligned with high energy money. Discover the scientific principles behind creating good luck in your life, and learn some practical ways you can start experiencing tremendous prosperity and financial good fortune this year.

Dr. Laurie Show
The Dr. Laurie Show
FREE Internet Radio Show
18 July 2009 8:00 - 9:00 pm PST
"The Dr. Laurie Show" is your place to explore the unknown and expect the unexpected. Her provocative interviews with best-selling authors, scientists studying consciousness and UFO's, remote viewers, psychic detectives, mediums, and others who use their sixth sense will entertain and amaze you. Her guests have included James van Praagh, Louise Hay, Whitley Strieber, and former astronaut Edgar Mitchell. Her book "Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power" was a national best-seller. She has appeared on "Oprah" and national television in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Fasten your seat belt for a mind-opening journey into the mysteries of mind! Cynthia Sue Larson, author of "Aura Advantage" and editor of RealityShifters can help you feel, see, and understand the energies in and around you in ways that can help you get unstuck, better appreciate your divine gifts, and more fully appreciate the path you are currently on as well as the paths you are about to embark upon.


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(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films

Stephen Bell
Networking Masters International Interview
June 4, 2009
Stephen Bell of Networking Masters International interviewed Cynthia Sue Larson, talking about the meaning, value and significance of reality shifts. Access this fascinating archived interview anytime, listening online at:

The Peril of Positive Thinking - Why Positive Messages Hurt People with Low Self-Esteem
Science Blogs
27 May 2009
A new study suggests that positive affirmations can sometimes backfire badly. Ironically, it seems to be people with low self-esteem, who are most likely to rely on such statements, who are most likely to feel worse because of them. Joanne Wood from the University of Waterloo found that people with low self-esteem who repeated "I'm a lovable person" to themselves felt worse than people who did neither.

Daydream Achiever
Science Daily
31 August 2008
Many scientists argue that daydreaming is a crucial tool for creativity, a thought process that allows the brain to make new associations and connections. Instead of focusing on our immediate surroundings - such as the message of a church sermon - the daydreaming mind is free to engage in abstract thought and imaginative ramblings. As a result, we're able to imagine things that don't actually exist, like sticky yellow bookmarks. "If your mind didn't wander, then you'd be largely shackled to whatever you are doing right now," says Jonathan Schooler, a psychologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "But instead you can engage in mental time travel and other kinds of simulation. During a daydream, your thoughts are really unbounded."

'Spooky Action At A Distance' Of Quantum Mechanics Directly Observed
Science Daily
4 March 2009
Using an entangled pair of photons and an original but complicated method of weak measurement that does not interfere with the path of the photons, a significant step towards harnessing the reality of quantum mechanics has been taken by Kazuhiro Yokota, Takashi Yamamoto, Masato Koashi and Nobuyuki Imoto from the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University and the CREST Photonic Quantum Information Project in Kawaguchi City.

Can Positive Thoughts Help Heal Another Person?
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
NPR All Things Considered
21 May 2009
Ninety percent of Americans say they pray -- for their health, or their love life or their final exams. But does prayer do any good? For decades, scientists have tried to test the power of prayer and positive thinking, with mixed results. Now some scientists are fording new -- and controversial -- territory.

Spirit Space

Reality Shifting Films
What do movies and TV shows like Spirit Space, You Can Heal Your Life, Next, Peaceful Warrior, Premonition, Deja Vu, The Secret, The Jacket, What the Bleep Do We Know, 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

Vanishing People
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Ok, this is really strange. I just connected with you via twitter, looked at your website, started to read stories on shifting realities, people there one minute, gone next. THIS just started happening to me last week. Now, granted, I've been laid off since February and my whole reality has shifted into a more metaphysical, spiritual, meditative state so I'm opening up to new experiences, etc. Dreams are becoming very vivid - energy dreams, etc... But, images appearing and disappearing I have never heard of, so I chalked it up to my imagination, maybe the person(s) went into a home nearby, etc.

The first appearance/disappearance was when I went to pickup my daughter from her apartment. I clearly saw a man who seemed to be drunk or he could have been disabled but clearly having a problem standing up and/or walking. He was holding onto a fence when I drove by. Two minutes later (I picked up my daughter, told her about him, even said I'll show you him) and when I turned the corner he was gone. Now, clearly, he had a problem walking so I'm positive he didn't disappear into a house or fall down because I looked for him and it was only minutes since I picked up my daughter, turned around and came back the same way... I thought it was really strange, and said to my daughter, "Hmm, I wonder where he went."

The second appearance/disappearance happened a couple of days later. I was walking which I normally do in the morning, and noticed a woman a few feet in front of me, walking toward me. I don't know if a car came by, but something distracted me and when I looked up again, she was gone. Again, I looked down the adjacent street, thinking maybe she went into a nearby house, but I would have seen her going into the house. She was just... Gone!

Again, I brushed it off... Then I was reading the stories and thought, OMG, that's what I have been experiencing... Very, very interesting!

Note from Cynthia: Thanks so much for sending me these fabulous reality shift stories! I know how disorienting it can feel when you're looking at someone one minute and they're gone the next, as this has also happened to me. I find these experiences happen to me more frequently when I'm open to them and in a more metaphysical, energized state of consciousness, just as you mention you've been recently. I also take these reality shifts to be a very good sign that you are getting evidence of personally witnessing new realities, much like tuning the dial on a radio to flip through various stations before settling on one you like best.


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Life After Death
Zen Breeze Art Gallery

I had an experience on Friday that convinced me of life after death, then today, got your newsletter with an invitation to share stories so, here goes... First, the background.

My father passed from colon cancer in 2001 He was, like me, an artist. After his passing, I took images of his paintings and creating some products for cafepress. These were commemorative for the family. I never updated them and never sold any outside the ones that I bought.

Yesterday, my grandmother passed away (my father's mother in law). She'd been in a nursing home for several years but, still, she seemed quite hale & hearty. She'd had a freak minor accident the day before and was admitted to the hospital. She passed away after surgery.

At the exact second she passed, one of my father's commemorative mugs sold out of the blue and I got an auto-email about the sale: As I emailed my mother about it and pressed Send, the phone rang and it was her to tell me that my grandmother had passed. It was also their wedding anniversary.

Note from Cynthia: What an amazing experience this is, and how marvelous that you got such a clear indication of connection with your father and grandmother through this experience! I find it especially interesting that none of your father's commemorative mugs had previously sold to anyone but you, and the moment one sold to someone else it was the moment your grandmother passed away... on their wedding anniversary! This is definitely the kind of experience one doesn't soon forget. I send you my deepest condolences on the passing of your grandmother... and thank you so very much for sharing this inspirational story.


(5) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag

Hello Mam,

I was reading your article about how to find lost things. Recently I traveled with my husband and stayed in a hotel. Before going from the house, I put the jewelry of two chains and a pair of earrings and bangles into a plastic ziplock. When I was about to pack, I saw there were three bangles. I felt panicked, and searched the drawer and put back other one, so now there were four bangles. We traveled and stayed in our hotel. I instructed the hotel maid not to go into my room for cleaning. I kept the jewelry and my makeup box in the drawer next to my bed, and put a plastic bag on top of it and went out.

When I came back, I found that the "please do not disturb" tag was inside the room, and when I went near the drawer I saw a part of plastic. I checked the jewelry and saw that one bangle was missing, so I searched the whole room. I found that trash was missing and was sure that someone had been in the room.

I contacted the hotel manager and told her what happened, and waited for my husband and told him when he returned.and made a complaint. We found out that other two customers had too some problem one of them had lost their gps and ipod and other persons room was ransacked but nothing taken.i prayed to god alot and police complaint was made. I did pray everyday... and when I came back, I found my bangle in the drawer.

Can you please help was the bangle stolen. Im sure I put all the bangles into the pouch and went from house. I hope you will give a clue if it was stolen, and the appearance of the bangle.

Thank you
hope to hear from you

Dear Chery,
Thank you so very much for writing to me! I have found things that have 'gone missing' for weeks... so they have appeared in my house when they were lost elsewhere, even three weeks or more earlier.

My key to success for having lost items reappear is to maintain a very positive emotional attitude about the missing item the whole time it's gone... with a sense of excited expectancy that soon I'll have it in hand once again. I also keep an open mind to intuit where it might show up... and often the missing item shows up somewhere very different from where it vanished. When a jewelry box once fell out of my purse while I was running errands, I was heartbroken... but after a while I felt it might reappear in my underwear drawer (no particular reason why it should show up there). Indeed, after a few weeks being gone, that is precisely where the missing jewelry box and all its jewelry appeared!

Any time you find yourself worrying, clear those worries and fears away and replace them with gratitude that your missing item will soon be with you. Feel excited about this... and joyful, if possible. This kind of emotional practice requires lots of meditation practice, but please know that missing items have returned years later in some cases, so every day is another good chance to meditate!I hope this helps!
Wishing you every blessing of love,


(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:

Light Torch Productions
See segments from the Journeys with Skylark TV show, and witness a world class aura portrait artist in action. Aura portrait artist Carol Skylark is one of the two aura portrait artists mentioned in Cynthia Sue Larson's book, Aura Advantage, and her art depicting movement of energy is truly outstanding.


(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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Power of Premonitions

The Power of Premonitions
by Larry Dossey
Refreshingly Thorough Investigation of Future Knowing

Dr. Larry Dossey's latest book, THE POWER OF PREMONITIONS, delves into a topic few scientists and researchers publicly address -- how some people demonstrate knowledge of future events. Dossey provides readers with an able guide to one of the more esoteric metaphysical phenomena, navigating through a dazzling collection of evidence of people who often know and act upon knowledge of the future, even when not fully conscious of having such premonitions. THE POWER OF PREMONITIONS provides answers for readers who remember past premonitions and wonder how common their experiences might be, as well as why they have premonitions some times and not others. Dossey outlines twelve premonition-promoting qualities that can enhance one's ability to know the future, and describes how various cultural perspectives have been shown to support or hinder the process. The interpretations of premonitions is every bit as fascinating as premonitions themselves, since premonitions have not been consistently comprehended for maximum positive value in peoples' lives. Some historical figures who've had amazing premonitions include Freud, Hitler, Jung, and Lincoln. Surprisingly, the meaning of some of these premonitions, while crystal-clear in hindsight, was not fully understood at the time. Dossey points out how having access to the power of premonitions can be used either positively or negatively, in similar fashion to most any other ability humans possess. Whereas a medical doctor such as Dossey might utilize premonitions for improved medical care, thieves or radical extremists can use premonitions for personal gain or social harm. In a particularly chilling section of the book, Dossey describes how terrorists have analyzed dreams for evidence of future success of destructive activities in order to prove alignment with divine plans and justify their actions. These and other stories caution readers to be guided by our highest noble character, rather than be misled by our own egos or selfish agendas. While Napolean once boasted of having nearly perfect precognition of future events, such pride did not prevent his subsequent fall. THE POWER OF PREMONITIONS touches briefly on the physics of time and causation when covering the element of time in future knowing. The concept of premonitions raises the matter of discerning if upon seeing the future, we are able to truly change that future... as well as whether it is possible to change the past. Apparently such things are indeed possible, and Dossey covers the mind-bending world of quantum physics along with the notion of probabilities involving probable futures and pasts. I highly recommend THE POWER OF PREMONITIONS to anyone seeking a balanced, open-minded overview of what we currently know to be true about premonitions... and to everyone wishing to gain the practical benefits of premonitions in their daily lives.


(8) Join in the Discussion

Would you like to be part of a community of positive-minded people who share your fascination with reality shifts and finding out how good life can get? Do you have questions you'd like to ask, or reality shifting stories you'd like to share? Have you read good books, seen intriguing movies, or found a web site that relates to reality shifts? Get the inside scoop on reality shifts, contemplate the big questions and make new friends in the realityshifters discussion group at:

(9) Noteworthy Web Sites

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