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November 2009
Issue #122

How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue
LarsonCynthia Sue Larson
Fly Toward a Secret Sky

"This is love: to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First to let go of life.
Finally, to take a step without feet."
- Rumi

I once walked the labyrinth in Grace Cathedral, in San Francisco, deep in meditation, in hopes to gain clarity regarding what to do next at a time in my life when I felt everything was falling apart. I was in an in-between place in all areas of my life, with a sense that the stability I had so long relied upon had been blown apart. Seeking answers, I had come to Grace Cathedral to walk a labyrinth that is based on the famous medieval labyrinth of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Chartres.

There were only a few other people slowly walking the labyrinth on the floor of the Cathedral that day, and I glanced around to quickly confirm everyone present was here with the same meditative intent as me, before taking my first step forward. As I wound my way back and forth in ever-tightening loops headed for the center of the labyrinth, I kept pace with others walking here in contemplative silence. My intention was to receive inner guidance at the very center of this labyrinth... a place to stop and listen deeply.

Time itself seemed to come to a stop when I reached the center of the labyrinth, and the answer to my unspoken question regarding what next to do with my life came to me quite surprisingly in the form of the question, "What are you living for?" as the carillon bells began to chime.

"Bong!".... "Bong!".... With the carillon bells chiming, I felt a need to have my answer soon... "Bong!".... "Bong!".... "Love"... was the answer I thought in reply.

I realized in that moment that Love is a word that carries with it much meaning, far beyond mere romantic love as conveyed in books and movies... and this was the beginning of my commitment to pursuing work that I love in ways that can help people live more rewarding, love-filled lives. I notice how much easier it is to feel a sense of love and oneness in the world when I focus on what I most love. I am delighted to see that recent studies have shown that thinking of a loved one can reduce your pain.

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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.
      "What a gift you are to the light bearers!
      The clarity of your sight is matched by your compassion
      and generosity for this planet and all of us."
      -- Deatra

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

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22 November 2009 at 3:30 pm
Learn about the fascinating art and science of how you can take energy pictures of orbs, auras, angels, ghosts and other beings of light... with your ordinary, everyday camera. Explore the history of spirit photography and the ways that some pictures expose much more than what usually meets the eye. Bring your digital camera or cell phone camera with you so you can participate in a hands-on exercise in charging your camera with Qi and intention to take more unusual and revealing photographs than ever before. Cynthia Sue Larson shares some of the most closely held secrets of spiritual photography in this riveting experiential talk.

International Aura Awareness Day
International Aura Awareness Day
28 November 2009
While every one of us has one, few people give much thought to their energy body. Also known as the aura, these shining bodies of light have been recognized for millenia to exist in all living things. Since dark or damaged auras are early warning indicators of every kind of physical, emotional, and psychological problem, it is clear that you can improve your health by taking one day each year to examine your aura. November 28, 2009 will mark the seventh annual International Aura Awareness Day.


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(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films

Cynthia Sue Larson & Sean
Thinking of a Loved One Can Reduce Your Pain
Science Daily
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
14 November 2009
Can the mere thought of your loved one reduce your pain? Yes, according to a new study by UCLA psychologists that underscores the importance of social relationships and staying socially connected. The study, which asked whether simply looking at a photograph of your significant other can reduce pain, involved 25 women, mostly UCLA students, who had boyfriends with whom they had been in a good relationship for more than six months. "When the women were just looking at pictures of their partner, they actually reported less pain to the heat stimuli than when they were looking at pictures of an object or pictures of a stranger," said study co-author Naomi Eisenberger.


(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Teleported to Safety
Florida, USA

A while back, I was living in Philadelphia and working at a Home Improvement supply retail store a distance from the city, so I had to take a bus. The bus stop was only a few blocks from my house up at the corner of the main road in Roxborough and the side street. I walked up to the crossing and stopped as the light was red; I had to cross to catch the bus going in the correct direction of my job. I heard the sound of screeching tires in the distance, and discerned that the sound was approaching me. The light turned green, but I did not cross because I didn't think it was safe at this time to cross. At that point in time I was at the corner, mind you, and I then saw the vehicle approaching the intersection and attempting to make a left turn. I knew it would jump the curb right where I stood, so I shut my eyes and when felt no impact, I opened them to find that I was several feet before the curb behind a small tree -- I saw the car approach the intersection again and attempt the left turn. The whole scene replayed right in front of my eyes again! But this time, I see the car hit the curb right where I had been standing several seconds ago, then skid up the sidewalk to stop at the tree I was standing behind. I had a feeling like I was just floating, and I was stunned -- shocked to the core! I think I just switched to auto pilot then, because I just continued to walk around the bumper back towards the curb, when a woman who'd run out of the nearby diner to help the driver looked up and saw me, and had this look like shock on her own face. I think I may have materialized right in front of her as I was walking back up to the curb! I continued to go to the bus stop to catch my bus as I always cut it close to my time to be into work, and I had a story to tell them at work! That whole day seemed very, very odd. That is my story, the weirdest day of my life!

Another interesting thing happened when I moved here to Florida. My friend in Philadelphia swore she saw the new owner of the house I lived in, and she said the woman looked like me; she thought I had come back. But by all neighbor's accounts she does not look like me at all. This was a time when I was missing my place, and missing my friends up there. I think she either experienced a reality shift or I caused it because I wanted to go back so badly.

Note from Cynthia: While I have heard several teleportation to safety reality shift stories, yours contains a very interesting aspect of seeing a sequence of events replay themselves for you after you'd been teleported to a safe location. I find this detail very intriguing, as it matches the kind of lucid dream experience I sometimes have when observing events unfold and deciding at some point, "I would like to redo this situation." It seems as if you got this kind of do-over in real life, complete with a minor adjustment of your physical location in the scene! Very cool. I also like your account of having been witnessed in a place you were missing, but not actually physically present in. This very same thing has also happened to me several times; on one such occasion, someone saw me walking down a street I was wishing I could walk down at that time!


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Reality Shifting Pancake Syrup
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

One morning I sat down for breakfast to eat pancakes. A small spot of syrup spilled on the table. I touched the syrup with my finger, and my finger became sticky. I got up from the table to go to the kitchen to get a dishcloth to clean it off, but before I picked up the dishcloth, I noticed that my finger was no longer sticky. I picked up the dishcloth and went back to the table to clean the syrup off from it, but the syrup had totally vanished from the table. I ran my finger across the table where the syrup had spilled, and there wasn't anything there, and there wasn't any sticky residue at all. Later that day, I decided to eat lunch, and before I sat down at the table, I noticed a fresh spot of syrup on the table again in the same exact spot that it had been while I had eaten breakfast earlier. As before, I touched the syrup, and it got my finger sticky. So, again, I went to the kitchen to get a dishcloth to clean it up, and as previously happened, before I picked up the dishcloth, the stickiness disappeared from my finger, and when I got back to the table, the spot of syrup was completely gone. I touched where it had been, and again, there was no trace of syrup nor sticky residue on the table. I would have thought that the first time I experienced this that I was imagining things except for the fact that my finger got sticky, and the stickiness disappeared. Then when the same exact thing happened again later that day, I really knew that this must have been some sort of a reality shift.

The syrup experience was amazing to me, because I not only saw something vanish and reappear, but I also felt the stickiness on my hands. I had never had a reality shift in which the sense of touch was involved as well as the sense of sight.

Note from Cynthia: This is the sort of experience that could make a person feel like they're being watched by a secret camera somewhere... in a reality TV prank. How amazing that the sticky syrup vanished not just once but twice! The other really interesting thing to me about this story is how familiar it all seems... like something similar to this once happened to me as well. Just fascinating

Disappearing Wife
Wichita, Kansas, USA

I don't know if this is a reality shift but it is weird. My wife is invisible to me at times. It happens frequently. I'll go through the house looking for her then call out and she'll be right there sitting on the couch. She'll think I'm nuts that I didn't see her. I've already been in a room with friends and I'll be talking about her as if she wasn't there and people look at me like I'm nuts and then look at her and suddenly I see her sitting right there in front of me. I think she can relax her mind and go to a real quiet space. It's like she wants to be alone and undisturbed at times. It seems like people in general ignore her or act like she's not there.

Note from Cynthia: As strange as invisibility may seem, this is actually a somewhat commonly reported type of reality shift. It's been described in RealilyShifters before, often from the point of view of a person becoming invisible to others, which often can be rather frustrating. I find it fascinating to hear what it's like to be living with someone who every now and again seems to slip quietly and completely out of view. Others who've reported being invisible do not seem to feel anything different, so your wife thinking you're nuts not to see her fits with typically reported stories about invisibility.

Disembodied Voice

Several years ago, a client, who was a nurse in a dialysis unit of a hospital, recommended to one of the patients to come and see me. She had given her one of my color healing audiotapes to listen to.

After a few weeks she still hadn't come, when suddenly I received a phone call from her to book an appointment. When she arrived she shared this story.

She had been standing in her kitchen, feeling particularly miserable that day. All of a sudden she clearly heard a female voice say 'Go listen to the tape!' Being alone, she was motivated to go get the tape and put it on. The voice on the tape (which, of course, was the tape my client had lent her) was my voice and the one she heard in the kitchen!

Note from Cynthia: This story about the disembodied voice reminds me of times that I've heard a disembodied voice... usually when in between waking and sleeping, in the hypnagogic state. I'm always amazed that it's possible to hear words (and other sounds) as clearly as if they were being spoken by someone right next to me.


(5) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag

Dear Cynthia, My partner and I have been having numerous symptoms for years which match "ego death" and also "consciousness shift". We have head stuff where everything looks fake around us, heart sounds that sound like stomach sounds followed by gas, our senses are now heightened (even birds are loud), we have gotten special gifts since as the ability to see what downloading people have and what mental or health-related issues etc.etc. I could go on and on about symptoms and experiences. Needless to say after five years of severe symptoms and experiences our ability to manifest is lacking. We are often going hungry and have been homeless a couple of times. We have gotten to the point where we let go of everything but it's getting to the point I can't ignore my weight which has plummeted by 70 lbs. It seems no matter what we do to find work or manifest money it goes away poof poof poof. Could you help and shed some light on what is going on with us. It seems we can see clearly what is going on in this illusion but are more in the dark as to what is going on with ourselves. Like I said our symptoms resemble "loss of ego" but also a "consciousness shift" so I am at a loss to really know for sure what is going on. I'm really interested in finding a way to improve my manifesting. unfortunately in this illusion there is hunger without food and cold without a roof.
Kind regards,
Bryan and Hans

Dearest Bryan and Hans,
Thanks so much for writing to me! Your description of "loss of ego" seems an apt description of both the positive and less-than-positive experiences you have encountered. Put another way, it seems that while your awareness of beingness has expanded beyond your physical body, the concurrent loss of sense of physical self has presented you with a series of challenges. While intuition can be greatly heightened by going "out of body," those of us still in physical bodies need to learn to stay fully grounded in order to maintain prosperous measures of health, wealth and happiness. I recommend that you start a daily practice of good energy hygiene with a special emphasis on grounding... following the pointers mentioned in the August 2006 issue of RealityShifters at:
Love always,


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(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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