Shift Mental Gears with Mind-Body-Spirit
"Breathing in, I calm body and mind.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment
I know this is the only moment."
— Thich Nhat Hanh
One of the biggest secrets to happiness and success in life is right in
front of everyone, yet largely unseen. It has to do with the way that most
of us are either our own worst enemies or our own best
friends—based on what is going on inside our minds.
Life can feel bright and beautiful, or it can feel miserable, and our
thoughts and feelings have a great deal to do with which we experience.
Fairly or unfairly, providence tends to smile more favorably upon those who
smiling, too—so the benefits are huge when we learn the art of
getting back into a more joyful state of being.
According to the Laboratory
of Neuro Imaging at USC, the average person has 70,000 thoughts per
day. If those thoughts were airplanes, that amount of daily traffic is many
times greater than what is handled by the world’s busiest
airports. Busy airports require air traffic control to maintain order and
help prevent crashes, so thought traffic control could make a whole lot of
difference with our 70,000 thoughts per day zipping around our minds.
How can we learn to direct all of our thought traffic, especially when many
of our thoughts are negative? Let’s break the problem down to
just one thought at a time—or one vehicle at a time. Since most
of us are more familiar with driving cars than airplanes, let’s
envision the process of shifting mental gears as being analogous to
shifting gears on a manual transmission car. When shifting gears in a car,
we must first disengage from one gear before moving through neutral, and
then re-engaging in the new gear.
We can engage a similar gear-switching process in which we go through
neutral between gears every time we move our consciousness through a state
of disengaging from current reality–such as we feel when
dreaming, daydreaming, meditating or praying.
You can reduce stress in daily your life through learning three simple
activities that can help you shift mental gears utilizing mind-body-spirit
mindfulness: take a few minutes each day for meditation; pay attention to
breathing deep, full breaths; and take time to slow down and enjoy a
present moment experience in Nature. Breathing and meditation can be done
anywhere you go in any environment, and finding bits of Nature to enjoy can
be easier than you might think. Studies show that people who look out a
window to see trees and greenery benefit from reduction in stress hormones,
as do people who take time to enjoy the presence of houseplants in their
homes and offices. These three simple activities are powerfully
transformative, thanks to the way they assist us in detaching from fixating
our attention on annoyances, frustrations, and what seems to not be going
Next time you feel your mind is racing, remember to slow down, take some
deep, full breaths, and see if you can find any natural greenery nearby to
enjoy. Become aware of your true self being the observer of all those tens
of thousands of thoughts you think each day—rather than their
servant. You can watch thoughts come and go, much the same way an air
traffic controller watches airplanes land and take off. Such awareness of
being at one with your mind, body, and spirit can provide you with fresh
reserves of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration just when you need it
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schedule life coaching sessions with me. I love the emails and social media
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people in person when I give talks about quantum consciousness. I am also
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Prosperity, Reality Shifts: When
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UC Berkeley alumna Cynthia Sue Larson presents a radical new
paradigm: that we exist in an interconnected holographic multiverse in
which we literally jump from one parallel universe to another. This talk
will explore recent studies in psychology, biology, and physics showing how
natural systems show clear signs of preferring quantum methods for such
processes as: photosynthesis, avian navigation, and olfaction (our sense of
smell). The implication of this growing body of interdisciplinary research
suggests that consciousness is pervasive and primary in influencing events
in ways we are just beginning to comprehend. All UC Berkeley students and
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7 Nov 2014 and 14 Nov 2014 9:30 pm PT How to Manage Emotions for Financial
Financial Insider Weekly
Cynthia Sue Larson talks with Michael Gray about how we can
better manage emotions when making financial decisions. A recent survey
conducted by the American Psychological Association indicates as many as 8
in 10 Americans report feeling stressed about money concerns. Is there
something people can be doing to better manage stress, and how can we
utilize the top tips from the mindfulness revolution? Find out in this fun,
22 Nov 2014 All Day International Aura Awareness Day
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 millennia 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
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Your Senses Are a Mind•Body•Spirit
Integrating our mind, body, and senses reacquaints us with
direct experience and brings us amazing perceptual acuity. We can heighten
our sensory awareness to levels most of us aren’t aware is
possible. Certain tribes in Africa and South America can identify the
position of Venus in daytime. A few hundred years ago, many sailors used
Venus to navigate by whenever it was above the horizon, even during the
day. Most people today would need some kind of shading or viewing tool to
block the sunshine in order to find Venus in daylight, if they were even
willing to attempt such a task.
Hyperacuity is our innate ability to feel heightened sensitivity to
environmental stimuli. Researcher Eugene Marais showed that people under
hypnosis can recognize differences between apparently identical pieces of
blank paper, using minute differences such as small marks, creases,
irregularities, and the position of the watermark, which would otherwise go
unnoticed. Marais showed in a 1922 study how a hypnotized subject could
easily distinguish between twenty apparently identical snail shells, or
determine who had handled certain objects by a sense of smell alone. He
devised similar experiments to show that humans have an amazing sense of
direction, and this finding suggests that the homing instinct and sense of
direction of animals is a natural facility that humans often suppress.
While humans may have developed intellect at the expense of sensory
ability, we can recover sensory acuity. Some researchers document
extraordinary cases of transposition of the senses, such as the cases
Cesare Lombroso cited (1836-1909) of seeing through the skin of the ear and
nose, and smelling through the chin and heel.
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I spent a lot of the day stressing out about my car, which was at the
mechanics getting checked out. I watched several of your videos, which
helped me to relax and center. I calmly thought about the outcome I wanted,
and even did some muscle testing which verified that what was going to
happen. Just got off the phone with the shop, and it's indeed not as bad as
feared (which would have been a new transmission at 3 to 4 grand!) Thanks
so much for the work you do!
Note from Cynthia: Thank you so much for writing to me with such
wonderful news about how you moved out of feeling stressed into feeling
calm and positive. How marvelous that you've heard good news about your
car, and thank you so much for letting me know!
Face and Eyes Changed
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This is my second time writing to you. I must admit I have had a lot of
quirky things happen in my life and this certainly is one of them. I wrote
to you some time ago about the changing sandals in Mexico and your
explanation really made sense.
Last year I went to a resort with my sister. Strange how these things
happen when I am more relaxed. Any way there was a fellow there who was
employed as part of the wellness program. He was well educated as I
remember from his bio on the brochure. He offered private sessions to help
with stress and life events as well as advise on nutrition and diet.
On the second last day of our vacation my sister and I were taking in some
sun on the beach. I decided to go to the juice bar and grab us some
smoothies. I immediately recognized that fellow was there as well. Actually
he was just leaving with his drink but said hello to me. I got a very good
initial look at his eyes because we were up close at eye level as we spoke
and since it was a shaded area I had already taken off my sunglasses.We got
into a brief conversation about different diets. I told him I had
reintroduced meat into my diet because my iron levels were on the low side.
He said "I am a vegetarian, but every once in a while my skin gets scaly,
so I eat some meat.” Just as those words left his mouth and
before I had a chance to comprehend his rather strange statement, I
recalled wondering how it was that I had not noticed how the whites of his
eyes were pure concentrated YELLOW. I remember at that moment feeling
sorry for him, because the only explanation I could think of was that he
had hepatitis, or some other liver condition. Suddenly his pupils were no
longer round and human-looking, but were slits like reptilian lizard eyes.
Those slits were like a dark green colour. I recall thinking exactly that!
And then realizing he had just said his "skin gets scaly,” so he
eats some meat. Within the next second his eyes changed back to how they
looked when we first started talking. The whites of his eyes were WHITE and
his pupils were ROUND! I saw that his brown eyes were back as well. As I
stood there staring at him realizing I did not hear what else he said prior
to very politely excusing himself, saying he had an appointment, and with
that he left. I headed back to my lounge with the drinks, feeling rather
Strangely I was not frightened. It all happened so quickly and felt matter
of fact, that there was no room for any reaction.
Eventually I told my sister about the experience. We loved that resort and
had gone two years in a row. This year however, I chose another spot!
Note from Cynthia: Wow, now that really does sound like a wild
experience! I once did a staring meditation where I looked into a friend's
eyes, and he looked into my eyes, and we each saw many faces dancing around
the eyes--kind of like gazing into a whole series of past lives with faces
of different races, ages, genders and characteristics. But it sounds like
what you observed was nothing like this kind of staring exercise, if I
understand you correctly. This sounds like just a normal conversation with
a normal person--who suddenly doesn't seem very normal at all! And how odd
that you recall him saying something about his "skin gets scaly"--good
Wedding Ring Reappears
Pleasant Hill, California, USA
Just had to write to tell you that I am enjoying Quantum Jumps immensely,
and had my own little experience this morning. I lost my wedding ring over
six weeks ago, and I accepted it and gave up on finding it. Yesterday
morning I put on a different ring to fill in the void, and thought "I wish
I had my ring back." This morning I walked into my daughter’s
room and glanced down at the floor near her bookshelf where a pink hairband
lay all week (I know this because I looked at it many times) and there was
my ring! I was overjoyed.
Note from Cynthia: How wonderful to find your missing wedding
ring in a place one wouldn't normally expect to find it--and I also surmise
you probably would have seen it near the hairband on the floor, since it
sounds like you've seen the hairband there on more than one occasion this
past week! Yes, this is an excellent example of quantum jumps and reality
shifts, and they really can happen in an instant.
Dog Droppings Vanished
San Francisco, California, USA
I was walking my dog in the morning... he went to the bathroom and I picked
it up with a bag. We walked a little further and he went again and I did
the same thing. Since I wasn't going to walk down the street with 2 doodie
bags I decided to throw them on the ground and I would pick them up on the
way back. A woman was standing across the street by the curb waiting for
her friend to pick her up, I joked with her about waiting and I was
concerned that she might think I was littering in the neighborhood. My dog
and I walked only 1-2 houses further and turned around. I decided to do
some manifestation work and I started singing about how I was moving and
got this job of my dreams and was going to get ready to leave my current
location. I was almost home when I realized that I had forgot the doodie
bags and I wondered why I didn't notice them walking back since I had
walked on the same side of the road and there was two of them (not hard to
miss). I walked back to where I had dropped them and they were gone. I
walked back further and back again but they were no where to be found.
There was too much "stuff" in there too for them to be blown away. I
recalled that only two cars had passed me -- one black suburban which was
weird and caught my eye, going slow down the road -- and the lady who was
picking up that woman who I had said HI to. It's highly unlikely that
either of those cars stopped to pick up the bags. So that's it. Time shift.
Pretty sure :) They disappeared just like that.
Note from Cynthia: Time shifts are a type of reality shift in
which people notice changes in the experience of time. There is a page
describing time shifts here:
Unless you can explain that incident with another plausible scenario, such
as someone stopping and picking up what they saw to be litter and carrying
it away--once all other typical explanations are ruled out, what you
experienced is a reality shift. And I am fascinated that whereas back in
the late 1990's people would not have said, "... just a general reality
shift," nowadays people really do seem much more relaxed and matter-of-fact
about these sorts of things happening from time to time. Every now and
then, things do appear, disappear, transform and transport.
I have been reading your book on Reality Shifting and I greatly enjoy it so
far and I'm sure I will continue to enjoy it. It's so insightful and
meditating has been doing wonders for my mood (keeping positive and being
appreciative). I'm actually starting to think about exactly what I want in
life then mediate use your techniques to shift my life into bringing the
most enjoying and ideal things into my life. One of the things I'm
mediating on is to not stress so much about my flaws. I am always
nit-picking on how I look. I can't seem to get over certain 'flaws' I have
and it's continuously on my mind. I have read that medical miracles have
been done through mediation and reality shifting. I was wondering, though
this might sound shallow and vain, but it there a possibility of meditating
acne away? I know this is a minor flaw to have but as someone who has had
problematic skin for years (puberty onwards) my skin is something I'm very
insecure about. It has gotten way better over the years through changing my
diet (whole foods, veggies, organic/all natural quality etc.,) and keeping
up with a very nice organic skin care regime... but still I my skin
is....less than what I would like it to be. Again I have been meditating
and it has helped me not be so crippled over worrying about my flaws but
it's still a bit of an issue for me. I wasn't sure if there was a way to
target my meditation to rid myself of my acne and blotchy skin? Meditating
has made me feel more connected to my body but is there a way to use this
new found connection to encourage my skin to be a bit more nicer to my
wants..like no more acne? I'm just not sure how I would guide myself
through mediate for physical change.
Again I apologize if this is a very shallow question but it's something I
have thought on for a while.
Thank you so much for writing to me with this question! This is the kind of
question that lots of people are concerned with, and concerning a matter
that can strongly influence the quality of peoples' lives, so I don't
consider it trivial, shallow, or unimportant at all. Yes, I am confidant
that you can experience positive results from meditating with a clear sense
of seeing yourself with healthy skin, knowing that somehow such a future is
not just possible for you, but where you're heading. I'd recommend rather
than considering details of how this might come to be, simply relax and
feel positive while envisioning yourself with healthy, clear skin.
Meditating helps you become detached as is necessary for you to reengage
with a reality in keeping with this wonderful future, and having a sense of
faith in a larger conscious awareness that has access to all possibilities
can be helpful as well. When you come out each of these meditations, make
sure you do something loving and caring for your skin, and stay alert for
new information that will come to you that may assist you in assuring this
visualized positive future comes true.
lots of love and thanks,
Dear Cynthia Sue Larson,
Thank you so much for your brilliant,comforting invigorating and fantastic
catalogue of work!! I am writing to ask you if your books come in audio
format? as I am a bit dyslexic ,and I really like audio books,as I tend to
fully complete them when in that format! If the do could you let me know
where I can purchase all of them. I would be very grateful for a favourable
reply. Thanking you in anticipation!
Thank you so much for writing! Yes, I do have three of my books in audio
format, all narrated by me, that I think you might really enjoy:
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A Love Story Before, During, and After Life
by Jonni Gray Heart-Expanding Insights to a New Awareness of
Past life regressionist Jonni Gray writes with heartfelt
honesty about the powerful soul connection she felt with her only son,
Connor before, during, and after his death in "Conduit."
The idea of outliving one's child borders on unthinkable, yet many parents
face such shocking realities. What made Connor's death especially hard for
Jonni was that he provided irreplaceable inspiration, enthusiasm,
creativity, love, and zest for life everywhere they went--and they had
shared so much in the 22 years of Connor's life.
What I love most about "Conduit" is how Jonni's ability to tune in to
energetic conscious vibrations and sense and feel the signature and essence
of her son, Connor, provides her with remarkable insights that transform
her view of love, relationships, and life purpose. Jonni asks herself
"Why?" regarding Connor's death from being hit by a car. Through tuning
into and channeling answers from spirit, Jonni recognizes the tremendous
significance Connor had in her life, and the many ways his spirit has
accompanied her through every stage in her life. With 20:20 hindsight,
Jonni sees that she gained a new kind of courage and confidence in herself
after giving birth to Connor, feeling a kind of twin soul connection with
him. Theirs was a relationship of trust and respect that did not fit neatly
into expected roles of mothers and sons, as both took turns encouraging and
inspiring the other to set and achieve goals harmoniously attuned to their
life purpose. Connor expressed a rare old-soul sense of attuned awareness
of subtle energies and deeper truth, to the point that he was recognized by
many as being an "old soul." Thanks to Connor's insights, Jonni made
choices about where and when to move, how to do the kind of work she truly
loves, and how to take vacations. Connor created meditation music used for
Jonni's work, and regularly said and did things demonstrating wisdom far
beyond his years.
There is a way to view the significance of anyone's life far beyond the
mere physicality of it, and this way invites us to see ourselves as much
more than physical selves with human names and aging bodies. From such a
spiritual vantage point, love is eternal, and connections of love provide
us with all sense of meaning, love and purpose in our lives. As Jonni
describes how Connor's transition from life into expansive being-ness was
so painful for her human self to feel, she also describes the immeasurable
joy of knowing for sure that her love with Connor is ever-present and
eternal. From this viewpoint, Connor can still be felt as an encouraging,
loving presence, and in that very real sense, he is still here.
I cried tears of expansive love by the time I read the last few pages of
this book, remembering how much I love and miss people who've been soul
family to me. There is a feeling one gets from the presence of some people
in our lives. This sense of presence is something almost tangible, with the
ability to confer a sense of joyfulness, clarity, confidence, inspiration,
hope and love at times when such feelings would otherwise not be present.
I've been blessed in my life to have known and loved people who so embodied
love in their thoughts, words, and actions that I still consider them in
present tense in my life, due to my need for and awareness of their
continuing connection with me.
Conduit contains priceless insights for anyone who's lost a
loved one they can't live without, providing us with a clear sense of the
way such irreplaceable members of our soul family expand into fuller,
bigger 2.0 versions of themselves.
Neither Brain nor Ghost:
A Nondualist Alternative to the Mind-Brain Identity Theory
by W. Teed Rockwell A Clearly Stated Case for Mind as Behavioral
At this time when a fuller understanding of consciousness is
required in the fields of quantum physics, linguistics, psychology,
computer science, and neuroscience, clear philosophical reasoning such as
is presented in Teed Rockwell's excellent book, "Neither Brain Nor Ghost,"
is in high demand. Rockwell presents a nondualist "behavioral field"
alternative to Cartesian materialism with its presumptions of "the mind is
the brain." While the brain might seem one of the most likely candidates
for situating the mind, recent studies in pain research point out the
inadequacies of such thinking, so clearly we need a fuller explanation for
what's going on.
Rockwell appreciates that getting from a starting point of presuming that
the "mind is the brain" to a view of mind being more of a behavioral field
engaged in constant interaction with the world requires taking several
carefully measured, rational steps, which he carefully provides. Rockwell's
writing is entertaining and engaging as he presents a comprehensive,
elegant perspective of a behavioral field conceptualization of mind capable
of resolving paradoxes that have plagued dualist theories for years.
"Neither Brain Nor Ghost" begins by presenting American philosopher John
Dewey's criticisms of Cartesian materialism with remarkable clarity.
Readers are encouraged to discover new insights through each chapter
regarding the idea of reality being fundamentally an ongoing process whose
parts cannot exist independently of the interactions in which they are
involved. Added to this emphasis on experiential process is the notion
proposed by John Stuart Mills that conditions have every bit as much to do
with initiating change as any single so-called "cause." We are not only the
products of our environments, but also entangled with them to such a degree
that lines of demarcation may have been blocking us from seeing the true
degree of interconnectedness that exists in the world.
Rockwell's conceptualization of the mind as a "behavioral field" is in
keeping with the Dynamic Systems Theory approach that is proving itself to
be so efficacious in computer science and artificial intelligence. In
Dynamic Systems Theory, patterns are observed that shift between various
fluctuating basins of attraction amidst ever-changing processes and
experiences. We can thus observe for example, that horses tend toward four
different movement patterns at different speeds: walk, trot, canter, and
gallop. There are efficiencies at certain speeds depending on environmental
conditions, and horses can switch from one to another gracefully.
"Neither Brain nor Ghost" truly shines when demonstrating logical arguments
and scientific evidence in support of viewing the mind as a behavioral
field that fluctuates between and interacting with the brain-body-world.
Rockwell does an outstanding job of presenting convincing arguments for why
the borders of mental embodiment do not belong at the skin, let alone our
This book is highly recommended for anyone working in the field of
consciousness interested in gaining a clear philosophical picture of mind
as behavioral field. "Neither Brain Nor Ghost" is as informative as a
college textbook, yet as entertaining to read as any New York Times
best-seller, and it's guaranteed to provide you with an entirely fresh new
view of the mind in general, and your mind in particular. Highly
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