RealityShifters News - November
2002 Changing the Physical Universe With Our Thoughts and
Joyful Appreciation of
Cynthia finds joy in the
Joyful appreciation of love
is its own paradise
Whatever you most desire is much closer
than you realize. When you remember how everything goes your way when you
are in love, you know that your emotions are the key to attracting what you
most desire. When your energy field is glowing with loving feelings, you
will strongly attract what you've thought and forgotten about (because
those ideas have been most fully released into waves of energy).
How can you find those loving feelings once they're lost? One simple way to
feel love in your life is to remember what you are grateful for. For some
extra fun this Thanksgiving season, try an experiment to create paradise
around you with your feelings of loving, joyful appreciation. The energy of
love, joy, and gratitude has the power to help you transcend more limited
perspectives, and can lift you to a higher plane of awareness. Your
feelings will change the world, and you can see the difference immediately.
The first International Aura
Awareness Day is almost here! Would you like to learn more about how
you can energize your world into a greater feeling of paradise? Visit the
web page for ideas of ways you can participate in a special day to
celebrate your energy field on Saturday, November 23rd. Find out nine
things you can do in your community to make the world a brighter place...
because when you shine, you light up the world!
Cynthia Sue Larson
In This Issue:
(1) Upcoming Events
(2) Intriguing Articles
(3) Your Reality Shift Stories
(4) Reality Shifters Shop
(5) Books That Shift Your Reality
(6) Join in the Discussion
(7) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines
(1) Upcoming Events
SHIFTING YOUR REALITY WITH
THE COLOR RAYS
If you want to celebrate the first ever International Aura
Awareness Day in style, and can come to Sacramento, California
on Saturday, November 23rd, you are invited to join Cynthia and
Alijandra for the Shifting Reality With the Color
Shifting Reality With the Color
Rays A Workshop with Cynthia Sue Larson &
Do you have too much chaos in your life? When your
dreams and wishes come true, are they accompanied
by some of the things you were most wishing to avoid?
Find out how you can start creating a future
that feels heavenly to you on all levels when you
learn how to enhance your aura and improve your life.
Improve your skills at seeing and feeling your aura,
doing a chakra check, and listening to your chakras.
Treat yourself to an aura makeover, and feel better
as your whole life improves!
Reclaim your inner magi and play with Cynthia &
Alijandra at their fun-filled, informative,
hands-on Aura & Reality Shifting workshop!
This is a day that can change your life for the
better in every possible way, and is something
you'll be sure to remember for years to come.
Attendance is limited, and there is a special discount
if you reserve your space before November 16th by phoning
(800) 395-5811 toll-free, or going to:
What a lovely webiste you have; congratulations! I've had
the most entertaining time over the last few nights reading
about everyone's reality shifts, not to mention your
enlighting Introduction. I have experienced - to greater
and lesser degrees - around three types of the five reality
shifts you describe. If I actually participated in a 'time-
stop' situation though, I'd be TOTALLY spun out!
I wasn't going to email you my stories but figured, no, I
should. The more people that have an open mind about reality
shifts and share their stories, the greater our awareness
is of the wonderment of the universe and it's infinate gifts.
The greater our awareness of something so fab can only be
positive can't it?!
The first story I'd like to relate happened about six weeks
ago. I was getting ready to go to a concert with my cousin.
The last time I had been to a classical music concert was
in 1994, so I was very excited. Just as we were about to
leave, I went to get my purse (this purse is about the size
of a man's wallet); it had completely vanished. Gone! I
searched high and low. My parents who were there babysitting
the children searched - to no avail. My next door neighbour
who had had dinner with us earlier searched too. Again it
was not to be found. When I gave up looking and decided
that (a) there wasn't much cash in there anyway, and (b) I
could cancel my cards - so it was stressful, but I'd get
over it... I looked up and saw it sitting on the bench
between a photo frame and a bowl where my neighbour had put
it before dinner out of reach of the children. He knew it
and I knew it but we'd forgotten with all the rushing of my
cousin and I getting ready to go out, getting the chidren
bathed, ready for bed etc.
Letting go of it had a lot to do with me finding my purse,
I'm sure. Another thing that struck me was - if it was
there the whole time, not one of us saw it, and if the new
quantum physicists are right (for the record I believe this
theory) then it wasn't there anyway, because it wasn't being
observed... food for thought!
The second story I'd like to share was something that
happened to me years ago - perhaps ten or so. I was driving
out of the village and saw a car about 20 meters ahead of me.
It was a beige wagon, really, really average, standard car
that you see all over the place - or did back then, anyway.
It rounded a bend in front of me, I followed and after I'd
rounded the bend, found that it was no longer in front of
me. There's nowhere to turn or park on this stretch of
road - it's fairly much open farmland and the road is
narrow. I remember thinking 'wow' and then getting on with
thinking about the day ahead.
I have loads more, but the top two are the ones that strike
me the most. Keep up the excellent work Cynthia!
Something neat-o happened on Friday, 10/18 to me and my young
son outside the Safeway grocery store. There's a fun fountain
near the store with a cow's head sculpture that we like to make
wishes in with tossed pennies. We parked near it and walked
over towards it. However, as we were walking, I was fishing
around in my pockets and slowly realized that I didn't have a
penny or even any coins for my son's wish. I suddenly thought
to look down at the ground, and I wished that I might find one
there. Within about two seconds my eyes fell on a dark penny
in a little corner of dark dirt near the door to the store!
I picked it up and showed it to him, delightedly telling him
that I just got my wish, which was to find a penny for him to
use for making his wish! We laughed about that for a long time
and I thanked the universe for providing just what we needed
The next day, we went to the Safeway grocery store again with
my husband to pick up hams for a potluck on Sunday, and we
told him about how we'd gone over to the fountain the other
day ("Just like this", we said, as we did it again) and "we
looked down for a penny like this," (as we did again), "and
found one right in the dirt here!" (as we pointed
dramatically). So, guess what happened? Yep! We found
ANOTHER penny right there in the dirt just inches away from
where the first one had been! And Jack witnessed it this time.
:) My son dug it out of the dirt this time and was eager to
make his wish, like it was just the most natural thing in
the world to look down for a penny and find one immediately.
I was pretty impressed, but tried to accept it too,
gratefully. Cool, isn't it? Such a little thing, but mighty
On the next Friday afternoon, October 25, we went to the drug
store next door to the grocery store, and, naturally, my son
found a penny on the floor as we were checking out. I
suggested that we go to the fountain next door so that he
could make a wish. He loved that idea, so we went there. He
ran around to the back side of the fountain where the wall
is and stood on the bench behind the wall. He announced his
wish out loud as he threw in the coin. This time he said "I
wish that I could find seven more pennies for me and seven
more for my mom!". I rolled my eyes and chuckled and then
started to walk around the fountain towards the back,
passing the plantings on the right side where some small
flowering shrubs are growing. I noticed a funny light green
circle in the dirt beneath the plants and suddenly recognized
the small circle as a weathered penny! I called to him to
come and see what I'd found and only then noticed even more
green circles and some brown ones too! He quickly scrambled
up to the planter and started picking out penny after penny!
We counted them up and there were not just fourteen, but 38
pennies!! Even though I had to finish packing at home, I
couldn't drag him away from this fortune in wishes, and so
we spent the next 20 minutes or so making wishes and
tossing the dirt-encrusted pennies into the water. He even
offered pennies to kids walking by with their moms, so that
they could have wishes too. What a day! He's a natural at
manifesting what he wants. :) I could only guess that the
person who cleans the fountain may have chucked some of the
pennies into the bushes, or that some wishers have bad aim!
We saved two of the pennies, one to keep as a reminder and
another for his teacher (since one of the wishes was for
her recently injured arm to heal quickly).
Here's hoping that all your wishes come true! Have a great
One night I was having a strange dream in which I saw a large
rat. I never dream of such things, so I was trying to
understand the significance of such a disgusting image when
I awoke at dawn, at that in-between time of light and dark.
As I made my way through the bedroom into the kitchen, I was
surprised to see my cat, Stephanie. Stephanie always stayed
outside, so I thought she must have gotten in by mistake.
Suddenly, her image became transparent and then disappeared.
I was shocked and alarmed, and went to the back door to check
and see if something had happened to her. There she stood --
gloating over her new catch and gift for me, a large rat. Now
I knew the meaning of the dream! Why I had this experience,
I don't know. It just proves how connected we all are, even
with our pets.
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Wonderful books are reviewed here this month: POCKET GUIDE TO CELTIC
SPIRITUALITY by Sirona Knight, ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris,
and THE ODYSSEY OF ENLIGHTENMENT by Berthold Madhukar Thompson.
Sirona Knight's awesome POCKET GUIDE TO CELTIC SPIRITUALITY
packs a lot into one little book. You know magic is surely afoot when a 112
page book says more on the subject of Celtic mythology, gods and godesses,
divination, and rituals than most of the larger books on this topic ever
manage to convey. I am particularly impressed with Knight's immense
knowledge on Celtic traditions, which are abundantly obvious to anyone
fortunate enough to read this little gem of a reference book.
I especially loved reading about "The Three Eyes of Kerridwen", which
Knight explains is a formula for creating any pattern in magic. While it
only consists of three basic steps, they are indeed the essence of all good
This is the fun kind of book that's the perfect size to take with you when
you travel to lands steeped in Celtic tradition -- or if you prefer, it's
perfect for reading by the fire. You can then travel on the wings of your
imagination to the British Isles thousands of years ago.
My sister recommended this book to me, after she warned me,
"It's a bit warped, because I dropped it in the bathtub when I was laughing
so hard"! ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY is a collection of David Sedaris'
autobiographical short stories, which describe his childhood speech
problems, his father's obsession with forming a jazz band with his progeny,
his move to Paris with his boyfriend, and his attempts to master the art of
speaking French while living in France.
I've been looking for years for an heir to James Thurber -- someone whose
mastery of observation excels at describing everyday incidents without
stripping away their intrinsically bizarre nature. I'm pleased to find this
heir in David Sedaris, whose short stories are nakedly honest and
touchingly fresh. Sedaris shares things which most of us would not even
write in our own private diaries, such as, "Because I am both a glutton and
a masochist, my standard complaint, 'That was so bad,' is always followed
by 'And there was so little of it!'"
My favorite stories were "Jesus Shaves", in which Sedaris attempts to
explain American Easter holiday traditions in broken French to many foreign
students (and one sadistic teacher) in his French class, and "Giant Dreams,
Midget Abilities", in which Sedaris takes guitar lessons from a midget as
part of his father's dream of creating a family jazz band.
If you love humor that's as sublime as it is surreal, you'll love ME TALK
PRETTY ONE DAY. Sedaris and his book may be "a bit warped," but it just
doesn't get any better than this!
Have you ever wondered what's really going on at those
mysterious "satsangs" with spiritual leaders in traditions of non-dualism?
While these modern-day enlightenment gurus often shun media appearances,
their mystique grows. Short of joining one of their organizations, it can
be challenging to find out the basis for their teachings, and whether they
might be helpful in guiding one to a sense of enlightenment and spiritual
fulfillment in one's life. Berthold Madhukar Thompson presents riveting
interviews with twelve such spiritual teachers of non-dualistic traditions
in the story of his search for truth, THE ODYSSEY OF ENLIGHTENMENT.
Thompson finds and shares something truly amazing and unexpected in this
book -- completely unique perspectives on how one can best find joy and a
sense of eternal peace. I was surprised to find so many different
definitions of enlightenment in one book, as well as some rather unexpected
points of view on whether or how enlightenment should even be pursued as a
goal. I was glad to see that a biographical profile and photograph of each
of these special individuals is included at the beginning of each section,
so I got a better sense of who they are. I found the diversity of
perspectives to be quite refreshing, and know that this is a book I'll be
glad to refer to whenever I want to see the world in fresh, new ways.
Thompson is a kind and trusty guide through an exploration of the essence
of reality, consciousness, and oneness. Thanks to Thompson's thoughtful
observations and willingness to share his own personal experiences, THE
ODYSSEY OF ENLIGHTENMENT transcends potential confusion and presents the
reader with a fascinating overview of the teachings of some of the world's
pre-eminent enlightenment gurus of the 21st century. This book is bejeweled
with insights that can help bring peace of mind, such as "thought activity
is the main hindrance to realization." In addition to sharing these gems of
wisdom, this book also explains how to put them into practice in one's
Whether you are curious about what's really being taught in various schools
of non-duality and enlightenment, or would like specific information about
Osho, Papaji, Harish Madhukar, Gangaji, Annamalai Swami, Lakshmana Swami,
Ramesh S. Balsekar, Dadaji, Kiran, U.G. Krishnamurti, Andrew Cohen, and
D.B. Gangolli, this is the book for you!
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