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June 2011
Issue #141

How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue LarsonSee Cynthia Sue Larson summarize this RealityShifters on YouTube!
Feel Connected

"The human being is part of the whole, called by us the 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
- Albert Einstein

The biggest difference between my most enjoyable and least enjoyable memories has to do with whether or not I was feeling connected to others and the world around me at the time. When I feel a sense of belonging, I feel relaxed instead of stressed. When I feel empathy with others, I feel love instead of fear.

The Bond
While much of our feelings of being connected are subconscious, recent studies demonstrate surprising physically observable ways these connections manifest. Scientists reported this month that fire-walkers' heart rates are synchronized to friends and family observing; it seems evident that we gain physical and emotional support when in the company of those who feel connected to us.

In her marvelous book, The Bond, journalist Lynne McTaggart describes a number of ways humans are collaborative beings, whose needs to give, share, belong and network are at least as powerful as the drive to compete. I'm in agreement with McTaggart that finding ways to connect, interact and relate to the highest sense of good in others will be the key to mankind's future success. I love the big idea in The Bond that attaining a state of shared respect for more than one view of reality allows us to feel bonds of connection of tremendous depth... bridging differences of politics, religion, gender, species, and all aspects of personal identity.

Coming from a contrasting yet supportive perspective, Simon Baron-Cohen asks us to consider the true root of terrorism, gang violence, and crime. Baron-Cohen proposes these social ills have one common cause, and while we might initially view them as evil, he asks us to ditch the word "evil" in favor of "empathy erosion" -- a pernicious state of mind in which we lack any feelings for others and treat them as objects of our will. You can take his Cambridge University EQSQ Empathy Test to gain insights into whether your mind tends to empathize or systemize.

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Love always,
Cynthia Sue Larson
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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.
      "... with your loving and non-judgemental help, I crossed the threshold from the world of victimization to the world of redemption and grace; a place where all wounds are healed and where all things are possible; a place where all things exist and do not exist - at the same time! I deeply appreciate your "midwifery" expertise that helped me to trust the initiation and unfolding of this process. Many blessings to you and all that you do." -- Dea

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

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Many of our ancient civilizations, like the Mayans, were able to make extremely accurate determinations of cosmic cycles without the benefit of today's machines. Long before the Hubble telescope, the Mayans created a calendar, or set of calendars, based on movements of the cosmos. How did they do it? How did the Dogon people of Africa know everything about the Sirius star before a telescope had been invented? Indigenous peoples have long held practices that allow seeing with an inner vision. Can everyone access this ability, or must we rely on technology as a mediator? Join this dialogue between quantum physicists and Western scientists, indigenous elders, and linguists and discover a whole new way of viewing the world.

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(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films

Fire-Walking Inspires a Real Heart-to-Heart Study Shows
by Cari Nierenberg
6 May 2000
Fire-walking is a feat few of us want our bare feet to attempt. But should your tootsies traipse over a bed of red-hot coals, scientists have discovered an unusual phenomenon that occurs during it. A fire-walker's heart rate appears to match the rhythm of his relatives and close friends on hand to watch the offbeat event, a new study finds.

High Energy Money
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(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

My Friend's Brother is Alive Again
Redwing, Minnesota, USA

I'm absolutely baffled. I started reading the Reality Shift stories, and told myself to be on the lookout for such things in my own life. I didn't have long to wait. The mother of this girl I'd gone to school with died about two weeks ago; listed as surviving was this girl's brother. The thing is, I KNOW I read HIS obituary about ten years ago. I know I did, because he was developmentally disabled and had a heart condition. Of course, when I looked in the newspaper archives, his obituary was gone.

Note from Cynthia: Thanks so much for sharing your experience hearing that the previously-reported-dead brother of the girl you went  to school is alive again. This is an excellent case of a  highly memorable person having been reported dead, since I take it you recall reading details about him and the challenges in his life in his obituary. The times I've witnessed such  an "alive again" reality shift, newspaper archives no  longer showed the obituary. Sometimes, those I see alive again I remember thinking and feeling, "I wish they hadn't died!"... and I suspect such wishes often shift reality.


Shaking Earth
Santa Clara, California, USA

I had an interesting reality shift the other day - it was very early in the morning. All of a sudden, I woke up from my sleep, because I could hear the entire building shaking, as if we were having a huge earthquake. The noise was so loud, and my entire body was shaking.  I ran outside, because I thought the building was going to fall down on me. My heart was beating so fast I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I got out onto my patio to see that none of my bird feeders or garden ornaments were shaking. I could still hear the noise, and my body could still feel the earthquake, and I couldnt' get my heart to calm down! I thought, "This is crazy, maybe a spirit from Japan is trying to let me empathize with their last moments in the earthquake, what else could it be?" I wasn't dreaming - I was wide awake the whole time!  it was like i was in two realities at once - the earthquake one and the California that wasn't having an earthquake!  Then, two days later, I sat down to read Carlos Casteneda's "The Teachings of  Don Juan" and I was so wrapped up in it I finished it in one day -- but the interesting  part was when he said Mescalito, the spirit of the Peyote plant, made him feel like  there was a huge earthquake taking place, the entire ground was rumbling -- this  was one way the spirit communicated with him. So then I was wondering if maybe  I had some sort of contact with Mescalito, because he knew I was about to read about him - who knows! I'm getting better at enjoying the mystery though :)

Note from Cynthia: Thanks so much for sharing this reality shift story!  Dreams sometimes afford us the possibility of accessing ideas and information directly, without the usual filters we have operating during ordinary consciousness, and free of the usual restrictions of being just in this one time and this one space. Daydreams can be every bit as powerful as dreams... that is, when we can be in two realities at the same time.  I love the way you were able to find a possible explanation for the mysterious shaking experience you felt in the book you were reading, noting how sometimes we can recognize a given spirit by their unique fingerprint of energy.

Traffic Accident Vanishes
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

My reality shift was just before Obama came in office. I was leaving work one day, when I looked down the street and saw there had been an bad accident a block down. I needed to turn the other way, so I was looking both ways. The accident had been a bad one, and the police were not there yet! I remember looking down at two cars in the center lane crunched together. It is a four lane with a turning center lane and they must have both gotten in the center to turn at the same time. So they were facing each other. I am an Artist and draftsman for a civil engineering firm. And I am dyslexic, so I look at all most everything as a picture, including words.

I looked back to where I had just seen the accident, and it was gone. I had just looked one way, and then the other all of a second -- no way could they have moved that fast! My next thought was that this was a reality shift, and that Obama would be in office. And that thought was a surprise as well, but I felt good the rest of the day... and forgot all about it. I remember asking for a sign that things would be getting better. I guess that was my sign. I don't know why I felt that Obama would be president I just did. I remember thinking maybe in the other dimension were the cars were, maybe he would not be. I have no idea if that is how it works, that was just a thought. :) I do think we may shift so smoothly most of the time we don't notice. I think reality shifts happen a lot, but people just think they had to be mistaken.

Note from Cynthia: What an amazing experience, to witness the scene of a bad accident on the street one moment, and the next to see no trace of it! How beautiful to look at most everything as a picture, including words! And what an amazing sign to receive in response to your request for one... two crunched-together cars in the middle of an intersection suddenly cleared away. I do believe a lot more people see such reality shifts on a regular basis than actually report them; these kinds of experiences don't fall into clear-cut mental categories for most people who haven't heard much about reality shifts. I find your state of mind interesting after this reality shift, that you were left with a good feeling the rest of the day, and also a certainty that Obama would be in office.

(5) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag

Good Morning Cynthia!
I am looking for your opinion/guidance regarding something that happened to me yesterday.  I would like to read more about this to gain better understanding, but I am at a loss as to what really is happening/happened to me so I wonder if you could put a "label" on it for me or at least point me in a direction?  Maybe you have had a similar experience that you can tell me about.Yesterday I had my second reflexology session.  I became interested in reflexology and wanted to see what it was all about.  I have no physical ailments but I had read about reflexology being "sole to soul" and helping to unblock memories.  This was intriguing.  When I got home from my second treatment I was "out of sorts."  I could not hold a thought in my head.  It felt like someone had turned me upside down and emptied out all of my emotions, feelings, opinions, and thoughts about everything.  I was also weak like I had no energy.  I felt like a rag doll.  I had purchased a shrub earlier in the day and wanted to get it in the ground in case it rained that night.  The simple act of planting the shrub took everything I had.  I hoped the feeling would go away because I was so unsure of what to do about it (and it was totally unlike me) but it lasted the entire day.  I was not tired but only wanted to sit and stare... like my mind and body were not connected.  Does this sound at all familiar to you? I searched on Amazon through the reflexology books hoping something would spark my interest and I might be able to understand what I had just experienced but nothing jumps out at me.  So I began to wonder what one might call this experience, maybe I need to find a book on that.  Do you have any ideas? I appreciate whatever you can offer Cynthia.  This is a real puzzle to me and if it happens to me again I would like to understand what my soul is trying to tell me. Thanks so much.

The Untethered Soul
Dearest Joni,
Thanks for writing to me about your experience following your second reflexology treatment. I have encountered something quite similar to what you describe during a period of time when I was undergoing a kundalini awakening. Your description of feeling you "could not hold a thought in your head," and "emptied out of all of my emotions, feelings, opinions and thoughts about  everything" is an excellent match for what I underwent during a two week period of kundalini awakening in my life, in which I had a first-hand direct experience of the surrender of ego. When we view such experiences as surrender of ego, we gain  opportunities to directly connect with Divine Source... with  Oneness... with Spirit... with God. Our egos seldom let go of control of our lives easily, so the process of surrendering ego can feel traumatic, destabilizing, and unnerving... even to the  point that one who is undergoing ego surrender may feel empty. In my personal experience with ego surrender during my  kundalini awakening, I realized the nature of my ego identity as being something akin to a monkey mind in that it was fear- based, finite, and limited. In contrast, I also experienced my spirit identity as being love-based, infinite, and unlimited.  This spiritual awakening showed me that we are not our bodies and not our stories, but instead something far greater that  unites and connects us all. Considering what you're experiencing, I highly recommend the book, The Untethered Soul. What I love so much about this book is how it shows that by identifying ourselves as observers watching thoughts and feelings flowing through, we can keep our hearts open to love. This concept of separating the part of us who thinks-and-feels-and-acts from the part of ourself who sees ourselves thinking and feeling and acting is extraordinarily liberating.

Best wishes on your path!
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:

EQSQ: Empathizing-Systemizing Theory & Tests centers on the Empathizing-Systemizing theory of the male versus the female brain types and how this knowledge can be applied to life choices to make more informed decisions. Systemizers and empathizers can find information and resources related to education, educational programs and career choices. EQSQ psychological tests developed by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Sally Wheelwright and their team at the University of Cambridge, England, can provide insights into the way your brain functions. Specifically, you can discover if you are more prone to empathize or systemize. Understanding how your mind works best naturally could enable you to make better study and career choices throughout life.

(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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The Bond

The Bond:
Connecting Through the Space Between Us

by Lynne McTaggart
Exploring the Cooperation Instinct

Tired of living in a dog-eat-dog world? Ready to envision a way to do your personal best while supported by everyone around you? Author Lynne McTaggart encourages us to consider a wealth of recent scientific studies pointing us down a refreshingly different path... toward cooperation. The Bond invites us to find ways to interact with and relate to the highest sense of good in others as the key to mankind's future success. The Bond is organized in three main sections, with part one covering the concept of the Superorganism, part two describing the Pull to Wholeness (how we're born to belong, agree, give, and take turns), and part three about Recovering the Bond. I particularly love reading how recent studies in game theory demonstrate the winningest game strategies involve cooperating and taking turns, rather than adhering to a pure individually competitive model. It's not too great a leap from seeing the benefits of sharing, taking turns, and reciprocity in games to taking similar actions in real life... and I love reading about how humans have been hard-wired biologically to feel best when doing exactly that. I'm inspired to learn that one simple thing we can do to improve our physical health is to become a member of a close-knit group or community; and a simple way to reduce depression and loneliness is to actively help others. One of the most powerful ideas in The Bond has to do with ways we learn to pay attention, and how learning to pay attention to more than we have previously noticed can make a profound difference. McTaggart explains, "When you notice the whole, you allow for and respect more than one version of reality." While opposing ideologies sometimes find little to agree upon, the very idea that there exists a greater wholeness brings healing. The Bond is packed with inspirational ideas and practical tips for anyone interested in finding out how to live their best possible life feeling supported by bonds of connection, rather than struggling in competitive isolation. Highly recommended!

Time Loops and Space Twists

Time Loops and Space Twists
by Fred Alan Wolf
Bridging Science and Spirit

What a joy it is to read a cutting-edge physics book written for the lay person! Fred Alan Wolf's book, "Time Warps and Space Twists" sets for itself the challenging goal of describing some of the newest physics explanations for how God created the universe in terms just about anyone can understand. Rather than over-simplifying concepts from physics, Wolf presents each theory and theorem in layman's terms which are clear enough for most anyone to follow. I especially love the way Wolf does such a marvelous job describing how our view of the world has changed so much in just the last few years with regard to things like the Higgs field, tachyons, and tardyons. Thanks to some of the newest findings in quantum physics, we can now "say bye-bye to causality in quantum field theory," providing us with fascinating insights about retrocausality and backward-through-time travel. Highly recommended for anyone interested in spirituality and science!

Serious Fun

Serious Fun:
Ingenious Improvisations on Money, Food, Waste, Water, and Home

by Carolyn North
Living Green & Loving It

When we hear the term "green" or "environmentally conscious", chances are we don't hear words like "fun" or "exciting," yet these are exactly the words that come to mind when reading environmental innovator Carolyn North's new book, "Serious Fun." This book is perfect for anyone seriously interested in finding creative ways to live more lightly on the Earth, or making steps toward getting "off the grid." With chapters devoted to essential daily needs to dispose of waste and collect water, Serious Fun provides practical ideas for getting serious about healing our relationship with the Earth. I particularly love sections on creative ideas for artistic and practical reuse, with ideas for turning junk into art... and as always, my very favorite thing about a book written by Carolyn North is the way she shares down-to-earth personal stories of great spiritual depth and soulful insight. I love her description of waking one morning to find backyard fences collapsed, and coming to a joint deciison with neighbors to create an open and much more enjoyable shared garden space, rather than replacing the barriers. Serious Fun is a glorious invitation to each of us to feel more deeply satisfied and fulfilled as we make small, yet profoundly meaningful changes in our daily lives. Highly recommended!


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