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September 2008
Issue #108

How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue LarsonCynthia Sue Larson
Taking the Journey Within

"The only journey is the one within"
-- Rainer Maria Rilke

The saying "Wherever you go, there you are," has been very much on my mind this past week, after attending my 30th high school reunion. Even though some people had weathered tremendous emotional, financial, physical and spiritual hardships over the years, they maintained such a positive view of life and what is possible that they are an inspiration to everyone who meets and knows them. Somewhere along the way, these people have figured out that the outer situations in their lives could and would only ever improve when they improved themselves on the inside, and their positive results spoke for themselves. The attitude of gratefulness and commitment to strive toward challenging goals gives these people an inner beauty of tremendous radiance. Just looking at them, it became clear to me that surely the greatest way to stay young at heart and in body is by making the most of what we are and what we have, regardless what challenges we encounter along the way.

Cynthia Sue Larson at CloudsCynthia at Clouds Porcelain in Folsom, California
How positive are you when dealing with life's slings and arrows? To find out, you can listen to yourself and what you say to yourself when you encounter challenges, noting whether you take risks and face your fears, or not. The amazing thing about our fears is that they reside within us, not outside of us. This means that the time, energy and effort we invest in facing and releasing our inner fears is unquestionably the best investment we can possibly make. As world-renowned psychologist and father of self-actualization Abraham Maslow puts it:
    "Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth).
    Make the growth choice a dozen times a day."
Every great success story I have ever heard or seen has at its core a heroic individual who not only faces their fears head-on, but also recognizes that even when the path forward is unclear and victory uncertain, that doesn't really matter... because every experience brings new knowledge and information, and every situation is an opportunity to grow. This is the spirit of a winner: a man or woman who focuses on what they have learned that they did not know before, and what they are now able to say and do and be that they could not say and do and be before.

Trusting that what you need is now coming to you is the essential quality within you that allows you to face whatever next comes your way. No matter what happens next, you can learn and grow from each experience. As you learn to relax and release your fears, and focus on what you most love, admire and appreciate in yourself and your world, life can become more and more beautiful and enjoyable.

Wishing you may discover just how good your life can get,
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 signs and 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? Could you benefit from getting some validation for your intuitive hunches... free from judgement? 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.

"I can't thank you enough for your guidance. Before we met I was pretty negative about myself. I found out in our visit, that the negative energy I was carrying wasn't mine. It was as if I was infected by another person's darkness. Thank you thank you thank you... I feel like myself again, which is reflected in relationships with all people around me. You are beautiful!" -- Sari

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

Thriving in Challenging Times
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Discover the True Meaning of 2012

9/21/08 at 1pm VFW Hall & Grounds, 8990 Kruithof Way, Fair Oaks, CA
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Find out what the Mayan calendar holds in store for the next five years and beyond, and how best to prepare yourself for what promises to be the most interesting and eventful years of your life. Discover what the "end of time" means in your life, and what you can do now to help ensure you make the most of every opportunity, while avoiding the pitfalls warned about by numerous indigenous legends and prophecies. Discover what the Hopi knew about these changing times, and their predictions for the coming sixth world. Cynthia Sue Larson, author of "Aura Advantage" and editor of RealityShifters News reveals insights from the ancient Hopi and Mayans as they relate to us today.

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9/22/08 at 6pm PST Listen live to this exciting internet radio program co-hosted by Al Diaz and Cynthia Sue Larson by clicking the link on September 22nd. When life's circumstances feel discouraging, how is it possible to get back on a positive track? Author and Spiritual life coach Cynthia Sue Larson delves into some of the most common mistakes people make when facing seemingly overwhelming odds, as well as ways to experience the best possible results in any situation. Call in live with questions at (347) 826-7680, or tune in on the internet to listen at:

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When life's slings and arrows strive to knock you down, how is it possible to not merely survive, but actually thrive? Author and life coach Cynthia Sue Larson delves into some of the most common mistakes people make when facing seemingly overwhelming obstacles, as well as ways to experience the best possible results in any situation.

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(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films

Large Hadron Rap
The buzz this month about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is about how it can help us better understand the aspects of reality that for so long have eluded us, due to our limited range of experimental available apparatus. Simply put, particle colliders of the past have not been sufficiently large enough to answer our questions, and with the LHC, scientists plan to conduct experiments which have never before been performed on Earth. The LHC might turn out to be a time machine... and we quite probably will learn new things which can assist us in coming up with a cohesive "Theory of Everything," to unite all physics theories from very large celestial mechanics to the very small activities of subatomic and quantum particles. Possible discoveries might include that both gravity and time are illusory. My favorite overview so far of the LHC project comes in the form of a catchy scientific rap song, created and performed by Kate McAlpine, 23, aka "alpinekat", who stars with her friends in a YouTube video that has been downloaded more than 400,000 times:
Defending Your Life

Reality Shifting Films
What do movies and TV shows like Defending Your Life, Next, Peaceful Warrior, Premonition, Deja Vu, The Secret, The Jacket, What the Bleep Do We Know, Just Like Heaven, Indigo, Tru Calling, The Matrix, Frequency, Wonderfalls, Dark City, Sliders, The Lathe of Heaven, Sliding Doors and Passion of Mind have in common? These films feature the reality shift phenomenon in their plots. I find it especially refreshing to see films that describe reality shifts close to the way I've experienced them myself, and I am grateful that reality shifts are being featured more often than ever in film!

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(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Vanishing Girl in Subway Station
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A few days ago, I was behind a girl, walking down the stairs, in the subway. Reaching the bottom, she turned right, around the corner, into a dead-end subway waiting area. I did the same and she was not there. I was about two seconds behind her, and there is no way she could have gone from view.

The experience with the disappearing girl is a first, for me, that has to do with a person. It's an interesting idea that I 'walked into another world' although I suspect it was more like drifting into a different version of reality and then getting back on track, with the normal established reality, at some point. It's as if pockets of reality change, like straying off the yellow brick road, of our perfectly correlated reality, and then getting back on it again at some point.

If you think about it, in many worlds, there must be many you's and many me's. But I suspect the other me's are like paths that my conscious mind can take, as I move from one me to another, as time advances. So if I have a choice to go through a left door or right door, for example, then the me's going though both doors are actually there (like zillions of movies on a giant shelf, called 'The Life Of Dave' each with a different ending) but my mind only follows one of those paths of the me's. So considering the subway girl, I may have accidentally jumped over into another path that didn't have the girl in it. But it also appears that I get back on the original path again, at some point, because things go back to becoming normal correlations (i.e. only pockets of reality contain shifts and can also, sometimes, sustain themselves without the need of past correlations -- and, at other times, past correlations shift with the newly shifted reality). Anyway, I think this idea is consistent with some paradoxes and anomalies in quantum mechanics -- although RSs aren't 'supposed' to happen.

But still the question is, where, in the meantime, was the girl? She must have been consciously experiencing a different version of reality then I was -- at least for a short period. It's possible that different versions of reality may be moving along, each with conscious beings in them - and worth considering; however, at this point I'll settle for the "pockets of reality shifting" idea for now.

Note from Cynthia: This experience with the vanishing girl in the subway station is most amazing, especially when you're absolutely certain there are no doors or other types of exits along the way... and when you're following so closely. This type of reality shift might indicate you've literally walked into another world in some way... possibly related to what you were thinking or feeling just prior to the shift. I share your take on the sense that sometimes we are choosing which reality "door" to go through. I write about this in my ebook Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World, and also in my novel Karen Kimball & the Dream Weaver's Web. The truth about reality shifts is that they can be fully expected to happen... just not all that often. Quantum behavior of large scale objects is something we actually do expect to occur on rare occasions... since quantum effects are a matter of probabilities, after all. From a typical observer's point of view, it's possible to be aware of as smaller scale reality shifts happening in a frame of reference we can grasp... from a shaman's point of view, it's possible to be aware of many possible selves experiencing many possible realities.


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Disappearing / Reappearing Bank Card
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

Here's an odd Reality Shift experience I had which started on this June's Friday the 13th. I'd taken my daughter to a movie, and paid for our tickets with my bank card. Two days later when I went to buy gas for my van, I discovered that the card was missing. I then paid for my purchase with a credit card. Later at home, I decided to clean out my wallet, so I emptied all its contents on the kitchen table. After discarding junk stuff, I put everything back in the wallet. Then I called the bank to report the lost card. But a couple of hours later I had occasion to open the wallet again. And there was my bank card, in the first pocket where it's usually kept! I've had a few Reality Shifts, but this one is so innocuous that I can't figure out its significance. Any suggestions? I've thought about the bank card incident, and think that it was meant to caution me regarding current expenditures. Specifically, I was being a bit careless with my finances, and was about to go beyond my monthly budget.

Note from Cynthia: Sometimes the significance of such a shift can be elusive... until one makes note of what was going on emotionally at the time. You can read and interpret reality shifts very much as you would your dreams... considering the symbolic import of various details as they are meaningful to you. So yes, this is a good interpretation... when you take this shift to be an attention-getter that helps you review your expenses in relationship to income.

TV Turned Off By Itself
Kingston Ontario, Canada

I mentioned before in a reply to John when we were talking about Chaos and all of that, how I somehow changed the programming on the TV without touching it...or a remote. Well, the same thing just happened. My youngest just left for school, and I was reading this LOA thingy on the computer. He had left the TV on this really annoying kid channel. I didn't want to stop reading, but the TV was so annoying. I was contemplating getting up and turning the thing off when I had a random thought of "it's so annoying, I wish it would just go away" and the TV completely shut off.

Note from Cynthia: I just adore your stories about your reality shift control of your TV set... they are awesome! This is the sort of thing that once people know it CAN happen, it becomes more likely that others can experience it. Just as we are better able to get those perfect parking spaces once we realize it's possible to get them... or warp time while driving so we always arrive on time... or have enough gas to make it to the next station even though technically we're running on vapors... this is the kind of reality shift that can fire people up to realizing they can reality shift control their TVs (and radios), too!

More Pennies from Heaven
Bluffton, South Carolina, United States of America

I really enjoy "RealityShifters", and have been a subscriber for several years. The letter about the 4-leaf clovers in the July '08 issue reminded me of a similar incident that happened to me a few months after my father-in-law passed away. The first time I found a penny on the ground after he passed, I thought of him and had the feeling it was from him or at least that he had caused me to find it. (I should probably mention that Dad was of Scottish heritage, and although he had a heart of gold, he was a thrifty guy who was never one to spend money foolishly, if you know what I mean.) After that, whenever I found a penny on the ground, I would think of him and thank him for it. Sometimes I would even say, "Thanks Dad" out loud. Well, one day my husband and I stopped at a favorite ice cream shop for a treat, and while standing in the parking lot I had an overwhelmingly strong feeling that if I looked, there would be a penny lying there. I experienced an almost physical pulling feeling that made me look down; I just knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that there was a penny waiting for me to notice and pick up. Sure enough, when I looked, there it was! I wasn't a bit surprised to see it since the feeling had been SO strong. At the same time though, it was one of those remarkable "isn't the universe an amazing place?" moments!

Note from Cynthia: Thank you so very much for sharing this marvelous reality shift story with me! That feeling you had of feeling certain you'd see a penny waiting for you to pick it up is fascinating, as so many reality shifts I've noted have begun with a similar sense of certainty that something marvelous and special was right there waiting for me. When there's a special connection to someone you love, like how you feel about your Dad, those kind of feelings of certainty can be much more noticeable, too. Yes, this universe is an amazing place!


(5) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag

Hi, Cynthia,
My name is Kara. I've recently discovered your site and I am amazed with the amount of fantastic information there. The reason for this email is I would like to know... can we change our past literally? Can we change some things in our past so it has completely fully dissolved/ disappeared/vanished from the universe (if that's possible)? If so, how do we do it? I have heard retrocausality prayer (praying after an event has happened) prayer itsellf ( since God is outside time and space) and using THE MIND to do this? Does changing the past effect other people?
I would be truly grateful if you could reply back when you have time:)
Thank you for such an awesome site!

Dearest Kara,
Thank you so very much for writing to me with this question about whether we can literally change the past. Yes, some things in the past can be changed... which is to say, it is possible to see that events such as we've previously known them can become different at some future point in time. The concept of retrocausality has recently become a topic for physics conferences, and has also been discussed by philosophers for some time in terms of how bicausality (changing the future and the past) is much more symmetrical, and therefore more likely to be the way the universe actually operates. Many people have witnessed time-reversed phenomena, such as premonitions and precognitive dreams, in which it seemed quite clear that information was coming backwards through time, from the future. Past and current scientific experiments suggest the presence of retrocausality as well. You can read an article I wrote on this topic posted online at:
Retrocausal Reality Shifting: The Fine Art of Changing the Past

lots of love,


Hi, Cynthia,
My name is Wendy, and I would like to ask you a question, can you enlighten me please . When ever I am reading a spiritual book I see either pink or green but mainly pink around my hands and on the pages I,m reading. Also sometimes while talking to people or friends I see colors around them, why is this so

Aura Advantage
Dear Wendy,
Seeing colors around people and objects is something which is really quite normal... most people are born with this ability, but lose it as they are growing up to some degree. Physicists point out that "everything is energy" and "everything is vibration," which means that we can quite literally hear and see these vibrations as well as feel them from everyone and everything around us. The colors you notice at some times can give you indications as to the nature, content, or quality of what you are observing... whether it's an animal, object, or a plant. You can keep a journal of the colors you observe along with other things going on, so you can start noticing what the colors mean for you personally... taking notes in the field just as scientists do. Everything is energy, and everything vibrates. There is a description of the meaning of various colors in my book, Aura Advantage, which you can find at and through my web site, and which is carried by some book stores and libraries.

lots of love,


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