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October 2009
Issue #121

How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue

LarsonCynthia Sue Larson
Fun with Future Memories

"I have been here before,
But when or how I cannot tell:
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell,
The sighing sound, the light around the shore"
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti

I had two fabulous future memory experiences on my visits to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles this month... and they were fascinatingly different. The first one involved my finding something wonderful in Santa Barbara that I recognized from previously future memories. While future memories and a past memories both provide me with a dreamlike mind's eye view of something, I recognized my familiarity with what ought to be a very unfamiliar piece of jewelry as having come from a prior future memory. While I may be part of the glimpse into that imaginal realm of memories, it is often not immediately clear to me which time frame the glimpse I'm receiving is from.

This wonderful something in Santa Barbara was a reversible ring... recognizable to me by its distinctive silhouette and setting with small diamonds on either side of a garnet center stone, which is my birthstone. I had felt drawn to the store where I found it, and inspired to request to view the rings kept under the counter. This ring looked so familiar to me that I knew it at first glance as being the one I knew so well... despite the fact that I had not ever before held any kind of reversible ring in hand. It fit my finger perfectly, and was priced at a remarkably affordable $30, which provided further confirmation of my feeling of knowing at once that it was mine. I felt ecstatic with a feeling of being reunited with a long-lost friend!

My second future memory experience on this trip occurred in Los Angeles and involved averting a situation I glimpsed in a future memory. While this might on the surface seem to be of a less enjoyable variety of experience, I view it now as beng entirely enjoyable, as it provided me with a warning I was able to heed. While I was talking with friends at brunch one morning, I suddenly received a gestalt awareness of seeing a possible future in which all of our luggage was stolen while we were away, because thieves came through after we left the luggage in the room. The fullness of this memory consisted of my friend cheering me up with kind words intended to lift my spirits after we had ignored our gut feelings that a theft might occur. My future memory daydream was fleeting, leaving me with a rapidly fading sense of having just peeked into a completely realistic possible future. When I described this vision to my friends, we agreed to take our luggage with us, and I was happy that no theft occurred.

Sometimes when I notice a feeling of deja vu, I recognize I have previously dreamed of exactly what is unfolding at that very moment.... noting an interweaving between the world of dreams and daily life, along with a sense that on a deep level, everyday life is constantly guided by our dreams. There is a gift both in seeing a future memory, and noting whether it points in a direction one wishes to pursue, and there is also a gift in recognizing a previous premonition when one sees something wonderful one has previously known only from dreams.

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Cynthia Sue Larson
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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.

"To be fortunate enough to experience Cynthia's extraordinary gifts of insight, love, and integrated mastery is to know at the end of the session - WHO YOU REALLY ARE - AND BE AWED BY THAT REALIZATION. She has the wisdom and love to bring you to a place that would normally take years to arrive at. She is one of the best investments you could make in your self-development."
-- Sue Stebbins, President Breakthrough Audio and Coaching


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

I Can Do It
The I Can Do It! Conference happening this November 19-22 in Tampa, Florida gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy a forum where each speaker offers the opportunity for spiritual and body enlightenment. There are a variety of conference packages available for every budget including Full Conference and Special One-Day Only packages. Experience I Can Do It! for a day or the weekend and attend lectures from over 35 of your favorite authors. From health, nutrition, and wellness to psychics and dream interpretation, this event will energize your mind, body and spirit. Plus, save 50% on a Pre-Conference Workshop with the purchase of a Full Conference Pass!
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Holistic Living Expo
Spirit Photography Workshop
Holistic Living Expo
Holiday Inn, Mediterranean Ballroom
1740 N. First St,, San Jose, California
22 November 2009 at 4:00 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

Marilyn Schlitz
Woman Reads Dan Brown Novel, Discovers Herself
NPR National Public Radio
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
21 October 2009
Dan Brown's latest blockbuster, The Lost Symbol, is jampacked with surprising twists and turns -- especially for Marilyn Schlitz. "Waking up one morning to find yourself a fictional character in a best-selling novel has taken a little adjusting to," she says, laughing.

Dreaming: Sleeping Your Problems Away
Psychology Today
by Matthew Hutson
1 September 2009
People often credit dreams as founts of creative inspiration, but only now have we acquired experimental evidence that dreaming aids problem-solving. In a study, people completed analogies, then either napped without dreaming, napped while dreaming, or rested quietly. Afterward, they attempted to solve problems requiring creative associations whose solutions overlapped with the analogies task. Those who'd dreamed made the connection and performed on the problem set better than the other two groups, who performed as if they'd never seen the clues -- even though in a memory check all three groups remembered the clues equally well.


(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Invisible Wife
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.


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Bible Appeared in Answers to Wishes
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

A year or so ago, I decided that I wanted to read The Bible. Since I was not raised in a religious household, I had no idea of what passages to read. I remember wishing that someone would help me select what to read. Shortly after that, I found my uncle's Bible on my bookshelf. I had no idea how his Bible got there, because my uncle had passed away back in 1996, and to my knowledge much of his belongings were either thrown in the garbage or burned after he passed away. I opened the Bible, and to my surprise, my uncle had placed bookmarks all throughout it with passages and references to passages written on them. I was amazed that my wishes had been fulfilled. After I had read some of the passages however, I was having a difficult time interpreting the symbolism and the meanings. I remember thinking to myself that it would be great to find someone who could explain the meanings of some Bible passages to me. At that time, I was a member of Tagworld, a social networking website. Shortly after I wished that I could find someone to explain some Bible passages to me, one of the people on my Tagworld friends list, started sending Bible passages and explanations of them to me and his other friends every day. I was happy and amazed that my wishes had been fulfilled again.

Note from Cynthia: Your story about your wishes being granted related to getting help and support finding Bible passages to read, and help with understanding the meaning is just wonderful! When I read this story, I get a sense of how blessed you must have felt.

Teleporting Book
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Another time, my sister and I attended a lecture. Books were being sold at the lecture, and I found one that I really wanted, but I only had a couple of dollars in my purse, and it wasn't enough to buy the book. So, my sister offered to pay for half of the book, and we promised each other that we would share it. Soon after purchasing it, I read it and put it back on my bookshelf. One day, I told my sister that I would like to give her the book so she could read it, but she said that she didn't want it at that time, because she was too busy and didn't have time to read it. So, I kept the book. A couple of months or so passed, and one day, I wanted to re-read some portions of the book, but I was shocked to find that the book was totally missing from my bookshelf. I told my sister that I would buy us a new copy of it. She then looked on her bookshelf and told me to not bother with buying a new copy of the book, because the book was on her bookshelf. Neither one of us had any idea of how the book got from my bookshelf to hers, because we both remembered her not wanting to read the book yet and telling me to keep it.

Note from Cynthia: I just love your story about the teleporting book! I have had something quite similar happen to me, which I describe in my book "Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World," so I know first hand just how surprising it is to witness an object find its way where it's needed without anyone physically transporting it there. I have a sneaking suspicion that as we open our minds to the possibility that such shifts are possible, we might see even larger things teleport that we'd love to see relocated... such as sofas or TV sets!


(5) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag

I watched your virtuallight segment three interview, and enjoyed it much. I write because you quoted Richard Bach's book Illusions, in fact I own two copies of it as its one of my favorites. But never make the connection of Illusions and Shifting. Do you see it the same if we produce the Illusions we want, would that be like taking a dream to the real if I may ask?
"So the mind is the 'slayer of the Real', and therefore the Real cannot be known by or through the mind. The mind, which is the result of time, the accumulation of the past, cannot cognize that which is beyond time and beyond thought." -- L. C. Soper
Best of dreams to you.,
Reality Shifts book
Reality Shifts describes how to live lucidly, with feet in both the physical and imaginal worlds

Dearest Wendell,
Thanks so much for writing to me, and for sharing your love for Richard Bach's wonderful books! I'm so glad you watched my virtual light segment and appreciated my mention of the book "Illusions"! Yes, when we create the illusions we desire, we are taking what has just been imaginary, a dream, and making it real. Sometimes this happens in such a sublime way that many people don't recognize that their very focus of attention and what they tend to observe is affecting a profound change in the world, simply by their frame of awareness, their attitude, and their intentions. Our dreams are something akin to pure energy, and when they manifest in physical form in accordance to how we direct and apply that energy with our thoughts and feelings, we are living our dreams come true.
lots of love & thanks for your marvelous email,


(6) Reality Shifters Award Winner

I am proud to announce this month's winner of the Reality Shifting Award, for recognition of demonstrating consistent excellence in web site content and design, while helping people shift their reality in a positive direction:

Dream Moods
Dream Moods will help you make sense of your dreams and achieve a better understanding of them. Dream Moods is dedicated to helping you find the key to unlocking and interpreting the meanings to your dreams. By understanding your dreams, you will gain a better perspective on your life.


(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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The Art of Dreams

by Asanaro
Extraordinary Journeys Beyond Lucid Dreams

In the tradition of amazing-yet-true stories told in fictional style, BAMSO delves into the dream worlds that arise when dreamers grasp the art of lucid dreaming and transcend fear. Asanaro learns how to travel through time and space through mastering an art of mental projection, guided by his wise Tibetan teacher, Alsam. As Asanaro increases his ability to be awake and conscious in his dreams, he explores beyond ordinary dream states and makes amazing discoveries. Describing how the world of dreams is the behind-the-scenes source of what we see in the physical world, BAMSO brings us along for the journey of a lifetime. There is a marvelous sense of reality to this fictional account, as Asanaro shares just enough detail from his advanced dream training to tantalize readers with other Tibetan teachings, such as Osseous Boabom and Seamm Jasani. Alsam shares core concepts required for safe passage in the very real world of dreams with Asanaro, to help Asanaro gain confidence and dream experience, such as the importance of imagination, positivity, and consistency. One of my favorite parts of BAMSO is the section where Alsam illustrates to his apprentice the importance of developing a clear mind in waking life, in order to master the art of traveling through dreams. The ability to maintain a simultaneous sense of true identity in this everyday world and the world of dreams is essential, so dream journeys are enjoyable and productive. I thoroughly enjoyed Asanaro's descriptions of ways he learned to keep his body and mind clear and strong to support his training in the art of dreams. I give BAMSO my highest recommendation to everyone interested in Tibetan mysticism, lucid dreams, consciousness, and shamanism.


Finding Your Way Through Grief and Learning to Live Again

by Roberta Temes
Comfort and Support for Those Who Grieve

SOLACE hits just the right notes for those desirous of comfort, support, and answers in times of grief and loss. Author Roberta Temes provides readers with marvelously clear advice regarding what to expect when faced when suffering the loss of a loved one. Grief is a process that occurs in stages that each can last for months, typically starting with a sense of numbness, followed by disorganization, and reorganization. Dr. Temes assures readers that "You will get on with your life," although "It won't be the same life you had." SOLACE provides those in grief with a sense that someone understands what they are going through, as well as ways to cope with situations, feelings and events they might never have encountered before. Temes helps to answer questions regarding to what extent something we are experiencing is normal (such as flashbulb memories involving crystal clear recollections of past events with our beloved), and provides suggestions as to how we can help ourselves through challenging times. I love the no-nonsense suggestions Temes offers in SOLACE, as she encourages people to mourn in their own fashion, and points out resources the bereaved may not have known are available. I highly recommend SOLACE to anyone feeling lost in any of the stages of grief, as well as for those living and working with those who grieve.

Working for Good

Working for Good
Making a Difference While Making a Living

by Jeff Klein
Master Principles of Business Consciousness

WORKING FOR GOOD provides intuition and mindfulness exercises readers can practice to gain a better sense of who they and how they can do the most good in the world. Author Jeff Klein shares insights drawn from his role as executive director of a nonprofit called FLOW, encouraging us to build, support and work for conscious businesses that operate based on three core principles: having a deeper purpose, optimize interdependencies, and providing leadership through being in service. Klein provides some examples of how to work in conscious businesses in a way that is perfectly suited for anyone interested in making money while simultaneously operating from a place of honesty, compassion, and love. Few money-making ideas are presented in WORKING FOR GOOD, as this is primarily more of a self-help book than a business book in the traditional sense. WORKING FOR GOOD provides a tantalyzing glimpse behind the scenes of conscious businesses that are becoming increasingly visible and admired, at a time when many self-serving businesses are suffering from tarnished images when the public becomes aware of their selfish short-sightedness. Klein takes readers through some of the most important practical skills needed for working in conscious businesses, which require self-reflection and a commitment to ongoing growth to achieve. WORKING FOR GOOD is not recommended for readers who are not interested in self actualization, as they may not readily recognize the intrinsic value of learning skills such as understanding emotions, or reflective listening. I recommend WORKING FOR GOOD for anyone interested in helping to transform their business into a more conscious business, who is open to becoming more conscious in the process.


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(9) Noteworthy Web Sites

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