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RealityShifters News - November 2000

Reality shifts feel chaotic when we're in a hurry to go somewhere and feel anxious or stressed. When we notice we can't find our glasses, wallet, coat or keys because they aren't where we know we put them, these angst-driven reality shifts get our full attention. When such things happen to me, I feel like the universe is saying, "Don't you get it?!! Anxiety causes the chaos in your life!"

As I've become more comfortable with the notion that our intentions and emotions affect everything around us, I've developed a greater interest in learning how our wishes and prayers can make this world a better place. Instead of making detailed wishes, I wish for whatever will help me and others attain our highest potential. Without presuming to know what is best for anyone, I allow for the fact that situations are often not what they seem to be.

Wishing you all the best that life and love have to offer,
Cynthia Sue Larson

In This Issue:

(1) New Reality Shifts Articles
(2) Your Reality Shift Stories
(3) Book Reviews
(4) Swedish Translation of Enlightenment.com Interview
(5) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines
(6) Please Share this Message


How to Create A Gratitude Journal

Changes in the Way We Experience Time

Don't Fear Mistakes

Choose Your Attitude

Bringing Heaven to Earth


(2) Your Reality Shift Stories

Marsha, Bay St. Louis, Gulf Coast of Mississippi

My daughter was married in North Carolina this summer, and I lent her a pair of pearl earrings. For several days after the wedding, she kept these earrings on. Then, as we were leaving to return home, she handed them to me. I put them in my pocket, then transferred them to my travelling jewelry case. As I was unpacking, I noticed one of the earrings was missing. I was baffled, because I had a very vivid recollection of where I put them. Last week, I bought another pair of pearl earrings to replace those that I had lost. Lo and behold, I was putting some jewelry away, and just going through the drawers and looking and I opened the drawer that holds my pearl necklace... and there in plain sight was the lost earring. I can assure you that that earring was NOT in that drawer, ever. I kept them in a small jewelry box on my dresser.

Another incident involved missing money. I exchanged $60 in coins and asked for four ten-dollar bills and a twenty. The change lady handed me the four tens and one twenty. I turned and walked a few steps away, sat the money on a stool, and opened my purse to put the money away... but now there were only three tens! No one had been around me, and I had held the money in my hand the entire time. I searched and searched the area, went back to the change booth, and asked the lady if I had left it on the counter. She assured me I had not. When I related the incident to my husband, he said that I probably dropped it and someone picked it up, but I know for a fact that money was in my hand the whole time and no one else was anywhere near me!

I had another money reality shift-- this time a ten dollar bill was in a mop bucket in the closet. I don't know how or when it could have gotten there. Strange!


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Elizabeth, Johannesburg, South Africa

I recently tapped in to your website. It was like the sun had come out for me as I have often experienced reality shifts and have not had any idea what they were. I recall at one stage in my life thinking that I was mad. Of course now I know differently.

I had a reality shift this very morning. I work for an IT company and often take home two laptops in order to do work at home. I am very particular about them and never leave them in the car when I am at home. The moment I park I remove the computers and put them in a safe place. I did exactly that yesterday evening. In fact throughout the course of the evening I took documents out of the one bag. This morning as I was preparing to leave I could only find one bag. I hunted high and low and could not find the other bag. My husband suggested I look in the car, I told him that I took the bag out last night and that it was not in the car.

On investigating....................... you guessed, I found the bag on the back seat of my car.
Here's to positive shifts.


John Billingsley, Mytholmroyd, UK

Isn't it funny how time flies, sometimes? Not just when you're enjoying yourself, necessarily, but also when it seems to have some agenda of its own. Then - maybe - anything can happen.

In autumn 1995, I was scheduled to teach a day school on my pet subject, archaic or 'Celtic' heads. It was to be at Bradford University, a familiar 30-40 minute drive from my home. I set off at 8:30 a.m., to have plenty of time to set up the room before the class started at 10 am. It was an uneventful drive, and I was a bit surprised when I arrived to find that all the students were already gathered in the classroom. I made a joke about them being so keen and arriving so early, when I glanced at the clock; it said 10:20 am.

This was not funny. I am very particular about punctuality, especially when teaching, and I had deliberately set off in plenty of time. The course organiser and students were concerned at my absence at the scheduled start of the class, and the organiser had phoned my home, where my wife was able to confirm that I had left at 8.30. Somehow, the journey had taken just over twice as long as it should have done, and there had been no accidents, no heavy traffic, no interruption in the journey. I was shaken, to put it mildly, and could offer no explanation to the students - just a wry comment about the strange effects these stone heads can have. I got the class making their own heads out of some clay while I gathered the teaching material together, and the rest of the day went without a hitch, but I never could work out what had happened - why had time flown? I did another dayschool on the subject there in October 2000, and this time got there without being hitch-hiked.

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by Raul daSilva, Connecticut

In the autumn of 1967 I was working as a public relations account executive in Pittsburgh, PA, at the branch of what was then, and to my best knowledge, still the largest public relations agency in the world, Burson- Marsteller. Since my background had been that of an ad and promotional copywriter, my immediate supervisor, Bob Carter, a Vice President, began to lose patience with the promotional slant in my writing style and suggested I take some journalism courses at the University of Pittsburgh. Hopefully, I would be purged of my fanfare skew. It was cinched when he said Burson-Marsteller would pay for it if I delivered an "A" average.

By November, I had been happily attending the University after my workdays, for two months. Since the job entails applied time and I would have to account for each hour of my work-day, I would sign out of the office on Oliver Street at 5PM, then go directly downstairs where there was a 5:15 bus to Shadyside and the University Campus. On a bleak, cold and drizzly November Thursday, I signed out of the office at 5PM, took the bus and got off at the campus stop at 5:45PM automatically, by this time. It always took me exactly ten minutes to walk to the hall where my classes were held and by 5:55PM, I would be sitting at my desk, awaiting the first of two instructors in my two back to back writing classes which ran roughly one hour and thirty minutes each.

This time, when I walked into the class I realized right away that I had walked in on a class already in session. I looked around and noticed everyone, including the instructor, was strange. Thus, I quickly and incorrectly, estimated I had walked into the wrong room. Out in the hallway, beyond the door, I saw that it was the exact room so I then quickly assumed that the last class had been extended beyond its time limit. Glancing into another room across the hallway, a room always empty in the evening, I saw it was also filled with students with an active class in session.

Stopping a young woman in the hallway, I asked her if she knew why the classes were held over so late. She looked at me with a puzzled expression and said, "These classes are not held over, they don't let out until 5 PM."

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Kathryn Lanier, Central Piedmont Region, North Carolina

We are fortunate in our area that if we cannot catch the Oprah Winfrey Show at 4:00pm it is shown on another channel two days later at 9:00 pm. I had been sitting at my desk designing business cards and Oprah was doing a recap of some of the most profound moments of Gary Zukav's appearances on her show. She called these moments "ah-ha" experiences. There were many segments shown that evening but the one about a premature infant boy named Ryan was a synchronistic moment that I could not ignore. I doubt there have been many appearances by Gary Zukav with Oprah that I have missed, but I had indeed missed the first airing of this segment. A chance flip of the channels, a chance mention of premature twins, a chance common name -- Ryan, and a chance to realize, once again, after 6 years what a fortunate mother I am! Chance? No, synchronicity.

I had one miscarriage in 1990 prior to the conception of my triplets in 1994 and I knew from the moment I realized her conception that her name was Hannah Rae. I knew there were at least two boys and possibly one girl with my triplet pregnancy but I started bleeding on October 1 (30 days after conception) and it did not stop until December 5. That miscarriage was Matthew Ryan. I have always been convinced that he went back so that Jacob and Kristina could live. They were born 12 weeks early at 2lb 14oz and 2lb 10oz, were in the hospital 52 days, and came home weighing less than 5 pounds each, Jacob on a bradycardia monitor.

The segment that caught my heart that evening was about a mother who gave birth to 14 week premature boy twins -- Spencer and Ryan. Ryan had a brain bleed three days after birth and the doctors brought the mother down from her hospital room to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and finally they said to her, "We would like to stop resuscitation, what do you want to do?" She told them "OK." A simple OK was all she could say. She and her husband were allowed to hold Ryan for as long as they wanted, as long as they needed, to say good-bye. They buried Ryan the next day.

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Chas Kroll, San Diego, California

By-pass surgery was a hurdle I never thought I would have to face, especially at age 50. I can remember telling my heart surgeon during our first meeting that "I was Zen Buddhist and solely focused on the end-result," a vision I held of myself once my good health was fully restored. What I had to do to achieve that vision was immaterial. What was material was that the surgery itself and the recovery were merely stepping stones leading to the end-result I was committed to obtaining.

I drew on my Zen philosophy of "Shambhala," which teaches the practice of fearlessness. I also did one of two mantras during my twice-daily meditations, the first being, "If I act as if I am unafraid, I gradually cease to be afraid," and the second and more important one for me being, "Successful people are afraid all the time . . . then they do it anyhow!"

A third thing that I did, and I can't remember if this occurred during meditation or just prior to going to sleep one night, a day or so prior to surgery, but I envisioned the entire procedure in my Mind's Eye, as if I was hovering over the operating table as an observer. I saw myself on the operating table surrounded by the entire staff of healers. I watched the surgeon make a perfect incision in my chest. Then, he used a small hand-held circular bone saw to cut through my breastbone, followed by his using the rib-spreader. I remember thinking how amazing it was to be able to look down and see my own heart beating.

I watched the surgeon detach each of my mammary arteries one at a time and reattach them onto the two clogged arteries surrounding my heart, just beyond the obstruction. I saw someone else (don't know who it was) make an incision in my right thigh and remove about ten inches of the vein there, which was spliced in between my aorta and the remaining clogged artery. I watched the entire closing procedure unfold. Once completed, I envisioned my blood flowing normally through my system unobstructed once again, just as it did when I was 20 years old. I felt the symptoms I was experiencing prior to surgery slip away into oblivion, replaced by my body carrying a sufficient amount of oxygen throughout my entire circulatory system. It was an empowering experience for me!

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(3) Book Reviews

by Donna May, Alan Chien

This book is a deliciously suspenseful true love story that describes how Donna May met the man of her dreams, Alan Chien. While we know from the start where this love story will end, we don't know how two people from such different walks of life who don't know one another can recognize each other after their first chance meeting. Told alternately from Donna's and Alan's point of view, this story demonstrates the way synchronicity operates in real life. Donna enters the story as an experienced healer, energy worker, and dream interpreter who is learning to better understand how to communicate with spirit. Alan just begins to discover these things as he witnesses first-hand the way Donna's waking dreams have real-life significance, and begins to find meaning in coincidental happenings in his life as well. Both Donna and Alan discover a deeper sense of love and connection between each other and all that is, as they learn to trust their hearts and spirits to guide their lives. When I meet couples for the first time, I almost always ask them, "How did you two get together?", because I love to glimpse the way the spirit behind physical things pulls us closer to those we need at just the right time in our life. "Eyes of Sophia" shares these gifts of spirit with us as it opens and reveals a world of interpreting dream symbols, physical pain in our bodies, coincidences and synchronicities. This book shows how even the occasional disappointments and set-backs along the way have meaning, and are part of the grand design of life. I love the way this book effectively demonstrates how the more closely we observe the details (names, articles, dates, songs), the more meaningful our own life story can become. Donna May and Alan Chien's autobiographical tale is exactly the kind of sign-post people need to find the spiritual meaning behind coincidences in their lives, and learn how to live a dream-come-true.

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by Jeffrey Mishlove, John E. Mack (Introduction)

I was enthralled to read this remarkable true life story of Ted Owens, also known as "The PK Man". Ted Owens achieved great fame and notoriety in the 1970's for accurately predicting numerous earthquakes, vehicle crashes (including the space shuttle Challenger), weather changes, sporting event outcomes, UFO appearances, and power outages, among other things. Ted considered himself to have psychokinetic (PK) abilities conferred upon him by what he called "the space intelligences", although he often had difficulty convincing skeptical journalists and scientists of his powers. I love the way Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove methodically examines each example of Ted Owens' PK demonstrations in THE PK MAN, in order to determine the validity of Mr. Owens' claim that he was using psychokinetic (not precognitive or clairvoyant) powers. While Ted's PK powers were not 100% fool-proof, many of his predictions for unlikely events (such as a drought in Florida in the rainy season) came true, and his mere presence often seemed to trigger earth-changing events (such as the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens). THE PK MAN fascinated me with its colorful descriptions of UFO manifestations, Ted Owen's vengeful PK attacks on those who doubted and discredited him, and the highlights from Ted Owens' PK training classes. Ted Owens' hypnotic trance suggestions were designed to greatly increase one's mental, emotional, physical and spiritual (including psychokinetic) powers... as well as help people contact extra-terrestrials... and they are included in their entirety in a chapter towards the end of the book.

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by Fred Alan Wolf

Fred Alan Wolf's done it again! His latest book, MIND INTO MATTER, is a masterpiece of insight into the hidden workings of our magical, mysterious universe. As I read this book, I felt exhilarated to join Wolf on his journey "to find our mind" on the frontier of the imaginal and the real. MIND INTO MATTER is structured around Wolf's explanation of the significance and meaning behind the first nine letter-symbols in the Hebrew alphabet, with a separate chapter devoted to each Hebrew letter. The book begins with the concept of Spirit within the Void, and continues onward to Creation, Animation, Resistance, Vitality, Replication, Chance, Unification, and Structure. We witness the new alchemy at work in the process of Animation, where we notice how we Think, Feel, Sense, and Intuit the world around us. I love Wolf's playful way of describing thought experiments throughout his book, alongside fascinating research material from physicists and neurophysiological researchers that suggest how our conscious minds form memories of events. On a deep level, we are aware of all possibilities available to us, and the one we remember as being real is the one we choose to observe. Since information flows from the future to our present time, we have what we need to select the path we most desire. To everyone who wishes to more fully grasp the breadth, depth, and height of who we truly are and how we interact with the universe, I give this book my highest recommendation.


(4) Swedish Translation of Enlightenment.com Interview

Jordan Gruber's interview with me has now been translated into Swedish by Goran Westlund at:


(5) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines

Changing the Face of Death helps people deal with the stresses and needs of the terminally ill.

The Well Being Journal is a quarterly health and wellness publication.

Donna May & Alan Chien's true story of finding synchronicity, spiritual meaning, and each other.

The official web site of the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies.

With intention and practice, you can learn how to communicate with animals.

The Healing Circle spans all belief systems and cultural perspectives.

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