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How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue Larson
“Not having heard of it is not as good as having heard of it.
Having heard of it is not as good as having seen it.
Having seen it is not as good as knowing it.
Knowing it is not as good as putting it into practice.
Learning arrives at putting it into practice. ”
– Xunzi (Xun Kuang)
Have you ever intended to learn one thing, and actually ended up learning
something else? I've come to recognize this pattern when it arises in my
life, and I enjoy noticing what reality is sharing in each moment, beyond
what I anticipate.
One of my most interesting experiences learning something different than
what I'd intended happened when I was a student in San Francisco
university's MBA graduate school program. I was working on a group project
with Susan and Stanley, my friends and fellow students. We were
specializing in Information Systems, and enjoyed working together as
partners on group projects when we got the chance. For our systems
analysis project, we chose to study an administrative department on campus
because it was conveniently accessible, and could also offer us an
opportunity to gain an inside view of our university's operations.
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Everything seemed to be going smoothly at first, as we received permission
to conduct interviews with department managers. In our enthusiasm to get
started, we drew data flow diagrams for what we surmised the administrative
department was doing, as seen from the outside. Our initial optimism was
dampened when we arrived for our first scheduled interview, only to find
that our meeting had been rescheduled for the following week. We were
disappointed, but took the news in stride, looking forward to getting
started with interviews the next week. When we returned the next week,
however, we heard another excuse for why no interview could occur that day,
so our first interview meeting was again rescheduled. After several weeks
of this repeating pattern, we became concerned, since our report needed to
be finished soon, and we'd not yet managed to conduct a single interview.
After many weeks of attempting to complete this project, all we had to show
for our efforts was our original data flow diagram depicting an outside
view of some of the department's processes. The internal operations
remained a mysterious black box, and our written and oral report was due
Susan and Stanley and I wondered how on Earth we could present an
essentially empty report? We agreed that the best we could do was to write
our report describing every pitiful detail from the entire series of
rescheduled meetings. Despite employing all of our collective charm,
charisma, and wit in numerous attempts to glean insights into this
department's operations, we'd not succeeded in cracking a single clue to
the underlying mysteries of this top-secret administrative department. I
told Susan and Stanley that our best option for presenting our written and
oral report to the class would be to tell the entire sorry tale of how
despite our best efforts, the university administrative department had
successfully fended us off, ensuring that their hidden operational secrets
remained concealed. Susan and Stanley agreed, and told me that I should be
the one to present our oral report tomorrow.
On the day of our oral report, I began by explaining that this presentation
would be a bit different, since we did not actually achieve the objective
of documenting the work flows of the administrative department, and we had
not managed to successfully complete a single interview. Instead, I would
give a report summarizing the conversations and specific details of our
numerous failed attempts to conduct an interview. I looked around the
room to see how this dismaying—yet tragicomic—news
was being received, and was pleasantly surprised to see our professor
grinning and then laughing aloud as he leaned on the door at the back of
the room. The students were laughing along with our professor, who laughed
so hard at one point, that the door he was leaning on opened momentarily
into the hall outside. The entire presentation continued in that fashion,
with me sharing a series of depressing setbacks, and the class and our
professor roaring with laughter. Much to my surprise, we received long and
loud applause at the end of this report, which was heartening, since it
seemed to us we had clearly failed the assignment, but at least everyone
had a good laugh.
I was later astonished to see that our professor gave us an
“A” grade on our report. Why did he do that? In a
flash of insight, it occurred to me that recounting our tragicomical
adventure was instructive in its own ways. I felt a spark of joy from the
realization that the university's administrative offices probably never had
any intention of revealing what they were really up to, or how they
invested their time, effort, and energy. This discovery would not have
been possible without our dogged commitment to doing our very best to gain
access to this information, so our 'failed' project had value in its own
right. That was the one and only time I got such a high grade for not
being able to complete an assignment. I imagine our professor is probably
still laughing any time he thinks of our experience attempting to analyze
San Francisco university's inscrutable administrative department!
My biggest lesson from this particular experience is that I saw just how
amazing it can be to learn by doing. In this case, I didn't get to
practice as much data flow diagramming as I'd hoped to be doing, but I was
astonished to witness some surprising lessons having to do with human
relationships and interactions, including what we sometimes learn when we
might have presumed we'd been shut out. Sometimes, the greatest
lessons—and gifts—are possible when it seems we've
got nothing at all!
I invite you to explore some truly amazing reality shifts that have been
reported over the past twenty plus years and posted at RealityShifters.
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we've witnessed, I welcome you to browse through a few issues, and fall
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Is reality a Soul Trap?
Or a School?
1 Mar 2023
Is the message from Plato's allegory of the cave true—are we
stuck in a soul trap? This past month, I received a question via email:
“Your friend and colleague Christopher Anatra did an interview
with Howdie Mickoski, not sure you know of him or if you saw the interview
but my question is basically; What's your thought on this whole idea that
we the people are being "farmed" for energy in this reality? Basically
Plato's Cave with a layer of energy farming from the Arcons, that we're
being held prisoners in this reality. I hold you and your thoughts in high
regard and i am very curious to what your take on this is, would absolutely
love it if you made a video about it and if not, just for you just to give
me your thoughts here. I have a feeling that this idea of Howdie Mickoski
can be a trap of its own, it certainly isn't asking how good can it get,
more like the opposite.” This is a terrific and timely question,
especially since so many people recently have been feeling more stuck and
trapped, due to a variety of events unfolding globally these days.
Soul Traps and Plato's Cave Howdie Mickoski's idea that humanity is caught
in a "Soul Trap" appears to be a valuable topic of discussion,
since apparently so many different people have come to similar conclusions
with a sense that this is some kind of prison planet (as David Icke
describes), or a loosh factory (as Robert Monroe once mentioned), or that
we're all in something akin to Plato's Allegory of the
Cave—chained and restrained and only able to see shadows moving
on the cave walls. It seems there may be value in taking a look at
the points Howdie is making, with regard to the "Soul Trap" idea.
First of all, I like Howdie's observation very much that there seems
something strange about the configuration of Plato's Allegory of the Cave,
in the sense that it seems weird that people are trapped inside a
cave. Having pointed out this peculiarity, Howdie proceeds to
advocate preparing to intentionally leave the existence we've come to
accept in our lifetime, with an idea that there must be access to something
beyond. What lies beyond Plato's notion that we can step outside
Plato's cave, and Howdie's notion that we can step outside our current
conceptualization of reality provide us with an invitation to rise above
current limitations of sensing and knowing true reality. While it
makes no logical sense that we can ever 'escape' or leave the foundational
reality we are part of, what does make sense is that there may exist levels
of conscious awareness within the oneness of consciousness, reality, and
All That Is. The philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz wrote in New Essays
on Human Understanding: "Conscious perception arises
gradually "by degrees from [perceptions] that are too minute to be
noticed." (ie: unconscious perceptions) With awareness of such
levels of perception, we can envision how higher levels of consciousness
steadily arise, as a natural part of how we see the outside world, and how
our mind internally represents what we perceive. Leibniz is
sometimes referred to as "the last universal genius," making brilliant
contributions to the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, logic, philosophy
of religion, mathematics, physics, geology, jurisprudence, and
history. Leibniz was one of the two people credited with the
invention / discovery of Calculus, the other being Sir Isaac Newton, and
Leibniz provides further clarity with a bit of a mathematical feel to this
statement from Principles of Nature and Grace, clarifying how these
perceptions arise: "it is good to make a distinction between
'perception,' which is the internal state of the monad representing
external things, and 'apperception,' which is 'consciousness' [conscience],
or the reflective cognition of this internal state, which is not given to
all souls, or at all times to the same soul." https://youtu.be/6BBwSzdni9U
Creating a Positive Timeline,
12 Feb 2023
Tune in for my newest interview with Wendy Gardner about lucid dreaming,
reality shifts, & the Mandela Effect. Explore the realm of quantum logic,
where seemingly unrelated things are entangled, & move together in perfect
synchrony, like flocks of birds. Reality shifts and the
“Mandela Effect” offer to take humanity out of a
presumption of material realism and classical True-False logic into the
realm of quantum logic, where facts are entangled and sometimes seemingly
unrelated things move together coherently, like birds of a flock moving in
perfect synchrony. Quantum logic invites us to consider how something can
be: True, True-and-False, Not-True-Not-False, or False. Mandela Effects,
reality shifts and quantum jumps show us that just because we think
something is a certain way doesn’t mean it will stay that way.
We can benefit from incorporating quantum consciousness in ways that
positively transform all areas of academic study and our daily lives as we
come to recognize alternate histories as being a natural part of existence.
Medical professionals can adopt a view of spontaneous remission being a
naturally occurring process, and doctors can encourage people to adopt
‘healthy beliefs’ with states of mind that facilitate
quantum jumps as one of the fundamental foundations of healing. We can be
relatively certain that as long as we keep asking, “How good can
it get?!”, we will likely have a wonderful future to look
Bible Isaiah Lion and Lamb Mandela Effect
I’m sure you have read this before? I remember it
being the Lion shall lay down with the lamb.
Note from Cynthia: Yes, I also remember that Bible passage in
Isaiah 11:6 including a lion and a lamb, and not the wolf that is now
featured so prominently. This Mandela Effect was mentioned in the
November 2018 issue of RealityShifters in the Mail Bag section, and
it's been one of the more noteworthy shifts that have been noticed by lots
of people. That Bible passage text supposedly has always read, "The
wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with
the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a
little child shall lead them." (KJV) I'm intrigued now to
see that there is a lion included in the current text, which I don't recall
having seen in previous discussions of this particular Mandela Effect. So
this may be a Mandela Effect to keep our eyes on, since it seems to
possibly be on the move! I'd love to know if other people remember
there (1) being a lion prominently mentioned in that Bible passage; (2)
remember a time when there was no lion included in the list of animals in
that passage; and (3) notice the lion is back in the passage, but now
included much farther down amidst other animals. Fascinating!
I really love your “take” on life. Thank you
so much for sharing it! I enjoy reading
your books, newsletters, and sharing
your stories with my three children. They are like me: open
to life’s magic. They have
nearly daily deja vu and like interpreting life like a dream.
So fun. Wishing you all the best now and always, sweetie! With love
Thank you for the lovely email message--you've made my day!
I'm so happy to hear that you and your children stay open to enjoying
life's magic and wonders!
With love and thanks and blessings,
I loved your latest newsletter. Thanks again for creating such a wonderful
thought piece and inspiring everyone!
Radical Optimism—Wow! Next, this morning I found this
article linked below, and was amazed and happy to see the effects of
orgonite on plants, and kirilian photo comparisons of the energy of
different metals used to make orgonite. Bismuth was a surprise. I once saw
an article on making bismuth crystals using Pepto-Bismol, though it seemed
difficult. Interesting. But, no surprise to us, gold is the most powerful
of the metals tested! Wouldn’t Wilhelm Reich be pleased to see
how people have proven what he claimed.
Thanks so much for your kind, appreciative words about the February
RealityShifters! And thank you for the fascinating article showing
experimental evidence in support of the beneficial qualities of orgonite in
the garden. I've seen some other articles this past year about the
benefit of simply installing copper in the garden for improved plant growth
and health, so it's fun to see these images in the article link that seem
to clearly show how much better plants thrive amidst orgonite.
lots of love and blessings,
I get such a positive boost each time I read your emails, or watch your
videos. Thank-you! I saw one video a couple of years ago(I think) where
you had a cord plugged into your phone and you attached one end to a plant
to show us the different sounds/songs that each plant makes. I would love
to know where I can get such an item for me to listen to the plants too?
Can you please help me with this? Keep up the great work Cynthia!
Loving thoughts your way,
Thanks so much for your lovely email message, and your kind and supportive
words, which are much appreciated! I get the plant music devices
from a website called "Music of the Plants." I got on their mailing
list, and then get notified if and when they have special sales promotions
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