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July 2008
Issue #106

How Good Can it Get?

Cynthia Sue LarsonCynthia Sue Larson with sculptor Misty Gamble
Finding Yes When the World Says No

"Sometimes the world will scream No at you. But keep listening and you might hear the universe whisper Yes."
-- Diana Burell

My exercise instructor recently asked my class the question, "When do people tend to quit?" One woman in the class replied, "When they hit a plateau" Our instructor nodded, and asked, "Do you think they tend to give up at the beginning of a plateau, or at the end of the plateau?" When his query was met with silence, he answered it himself, explaining that most people tend to give up on something after some time passes and there appears to be no further progress. In other words, most people quit right before they would have been about to begin the next growth curve of continued progress.

We can hit plateaus in any area of our lives, not just physical endeavors, in any situation where we discover that our forward progress is thwarted and we appear to be going nowhere. One of the best things to do in the face of such seemingly stagnant or stuck situations is to ask ourselves what can be learned... what can be changed... in ourselves. These questions will likely bring us face-to-face with some of the most challenging lessons in life, where we meet elements of our shadow side -- the parts of our psyche which are least illuminated and consciously embraced. While we may feel uncomfortable surveying shadow aspects of ourselves, they often contain keys to helping us find our inspiration and true joy in life, as well as ways to achieve goals we might otherwise consider to be impossible. Such insights have the power to help us access the energy required to lift ourselves up out of our current plateau and onward to the next level of success.

Misty Gamble Chanel Number Nine
Cynthia Sue Larson meets Misty Gamble's Chanel 9
I met a wonderfully inspired artist, Misty Gamble, this past month who creates sculpture that helps people face the shadow side aspects within themselves. Some of her sculptures leave viewers feeling uncomfortable, despite their initial cheerful appearance from a distance, since closer inspection reveals the uglier shadow side motivations which most of us typically choose to ignore. Misty's sculptures help viewers better understand how pursuit of superficial motivations can lead to superficial success. Misty shows the world through her shining personal example of being an artist living true to her own dreams just how much each of us can achieve when we have the courage to face our fears and confront our shadow side.

Yoko Ono Ceiling Painting Yes
Yoko Ono's YES Ceiling Painting
Another artist, Yoko Ono, once created a ceiling painting which was best viewed by climbing a ladder up to the ceiling, and then using a magnifying lens... to discover the single word, "Yes." When singer John Lennon climbed the ladder and saw the word, "Yes," he knew the artist who created this work was very special... and Yoko's message to herself, John Lennon, and all of us is that no matter how difficult the world may seem, we can find the "Yes," by climbing just a bit higher.

If you take a moment now to consider an area of your life where no matter what you do, it seems the situation is just not budging one single centimeter... ask yourself what shadow side issue within yourself might be addressed. Know that whatever you see is a part of you which might need listening to... which might need tending to... which might need some of your conscious attention. Knowing that the best way to get good results in life is changing oneself is a secret the masters know... and it is something each and every one of us can discover for ourselves, in order to make our next quantum leaps forward.

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 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.

"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!

Tarot Workshop
John F. Kennedy University Presents
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with Miriam Jacobs, RPE, CMT & Mark Levy, PhD
18 July 2008 from 7-9 pm $10
19 July 2008 from 10am - 5pm $130
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Tarot is an ancient system of divination that utilizes a set of 78 cards, whose rich archetypal images provide a symbolic map of consciousness and a tool for inner guidance and growth. Understanding the symbolic system that underlies the Tarot, and connecting it with several systems such as visual art, Polarity Therapy, Tantra, shamanism and Ayurveda can turn the cards into a powerful tool for healing and clarity.
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Celebrating Turtle Island Womyn & Girls Healing Retreat
22 - 26 October 2008
Oakland, CA
This five-day workshop will provide the participants with the practical knowledge, tools and rites of passage for claiming power to heal themselves and others. Students will learn how to: Access, accummulate and direct power, Work with Spirit Guides that co-create our lives, Find and work with the aspects of self that mold reality, Use the secret of time for healing, Be initiated into the ancient sisterhood of earth, and Use daily practices that intensify spiritual growth. This retreat will be led by Quero Apache guardian Maria Yraceburu, Gypsy shaman Lynda Yraceburu, Hawaiian Huna priestess Leilani Birely, author shamans and wise women Mellissa Seaman and Cynthia Sue Larson, and Cherokee shaman and psychotherapist Kymberlee Ruff MFT, who is Carrier of the Hopi/Tibetan Prophecy.


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(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films

Study Shows That Healthy Lifestyles Trigger Genetic Changes
Scientific American
18 June 2008
By Will Dunham

Comprehensive lifestyle changes including better diet and more exercise can lead not only to a better physique, but also to swift and dramatic changes at the genetic level. In a small study, U.S. researchers tracked 30 men with low-risk prostate cancer who decided against conventional medical treatment such as surgery and radiation or hormone therapy, and instead underwent three months of major lifestyle changes, including eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and soy products, with moderate exercise such as walking for half an hour a day, and an hour of daily stress management methods such as meditation. As expected, they lost weight, lowered their blood pressure and saw other health improvements. But the researchers found more profound changes when they compared prostate biopsies taken before and after the lifestyle changes. After the three months, the men had changes in activity in about 500 genes -- including 48 that were turned on and 453 that were turned off. The activity of disease-preventing genes increased while a number of disease-promoting genes, including those involved in prostate cancer and breast cancer, shut down. The research was led by Dr. Dean Ornish, head of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California.

Cynthia Sue Larson on Virtual Light Broadcast
Virtual Light Broadcast's Janelle Collard Interviews Cynthia Sue Larson
Originally broadcast from Las Vegas, Nevada on March 29, 2008
Segment 3

In this half hour internet television interview on YouTube, Cynthia shares some experiences with auras, reality shifts, and multidimensionality. The concepts of moving between realities and lucid living are described as they relate to our observation of things appearing, disappearing, transporting and transforming. Techniques for clearing one's energy field are demonstrated, with illustrations from Cynthia's book, Aura Advantage: How the Colors in Your Aura Can Help You Attain What You Desire and Attract Success. Cynthia describes how to keep a positive attitude after apparently losing things, and shows a jewelry box that vanished and then returned.

Cynthia Sue Larson on Virtual Light Broadcast
Virtual Light Broadcast's Discussion with Steve & Barbara Rother, Janelle Collard, Cattel, and Cynthia Sue Larson
Originally broadcast from Las Vegas, Nevada on March 29, 2008
Segment 4

In this half hour internet television discussion, guests Cynthia Sue Larson and Cattel join in a spirited discussion with Virtual Light Broadcast's Steve and Barbara Rother, and Janelle Collard to talk about retrocausality theories and experiments, the true nature of time, and much, much more!

You Can Heal Your Life

Reality Shifting Films
What do movies and TV shows like You Can Heal 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!


(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Finding Four Leaf Clovers
Norfolk, Virginia

When I was a young girl, my grandfather and I used to hunt for four-leaf clovers in his backyard. I was about 20 when he passed and took it hard. I am earthy and enjoy spending time in nature. On occasion I will think of my grandpa, look down, and there will be a four-leaf clover!

Anyway, I was feeling really upset the other day. I went outside to ground myself in nature. I bent over to touch the earth, and decided to look for 4-leaf clovers to make myself feel better. In less than two minutes I found four! I thanked the universe and grandpa, smiled and felt a little better. A little later I found five more, very quickly. I can't help but chuckle and feel watched over. It also makes me feel like things will be looking better soon. :)

One of the many things I learned from my Grandpa, is that spending time with a child doing simple things has a much larger impact that just buying a child things and handing it to them.

Note from Cynthia: Four leaf clovers are indeed wonderful to find... and usually rather rare, too, so this story is truly delightful! The connection to your grandfather with the four leaf clovers makes your experiences much more special. What a wonderful way to continue to feel his loving presence in your life!


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People Disappear & Reappear at Greek Temple & Cistern Sacred Sites
Lisa Rafel

One day while writing in my journal as I rode on a bus in Crete, my hand began to do an "automatic writing?." The words that were written were, "would you like to change your life?" I said yes, and my hand wrote a ceremony for me to do in the Temple of Athena in Delfi, Greece. I was instructed to be alone in the temple when I did the ceremony. Soon after that, I was in Delfi. I was sitting beside the stadium above Apollo's temple when it felt like the right time to go down to the Athena Temple, which was a little way down the road. I walked up to the guardhouse, and I was quite surprised to see the guard walk away. In fact, all the people in the temple area walked away, which meant that I was completely alone. I performed the ceremony, and just as I finished, the guard came back to the guardhouse, and the tourists began walking in. A week after that ceremony, I was at a touristy site called the Cistern, in Mycenea. The cistern is like a long tube angled downward. Before getting to the site, someone said that being inside of it was like being inside a snake. I also was told to be careful, because there was a drop-off at the bottom of the tube. I imagined that the Cistern would be a wonderful opportunity for a ceremonial way to signify my freedom, and I envisioned myself walking down the tube to the bottom in the dark, as if walking through the body of a snake, and jumping off the edge into the darkness.

I arrived with my group and saw that the cistern was full of noisy tourists busily waving flashlights about in the tube. I said to my friend that I needed to do a ceremony through the tube, in the darkness, with no one there, and felt despair that it would not happen. He suggested that I come back at another time, but I felt that this was the time it had to be. I closed my eyes and felt a shift. Suddenly, there was no one in the tube. No lights, nobody. It was completely black and empty. It felt like a "pop" in the fabric of my reality. At one moment I was with everyone in the "normal" world, and then, I had entered a different world where I could walk where they had stood. I put both arms out and touched the walls, holding my arms out and letting my fingers feel the walls as I walked all the way down the tube, about 20 yards long. My fingers felt where the wall fell back, and I felt with my foot that there was the expected drop-off. I had no idea how deep the drop off was, but I knew that if I jumped off, I would be fine. I jumped. I fell through the air for about 4 feet. At the bottom was soft sand. At the moment my feet hit the sand, suddenly everyone was back in the tube - just as they had been before, waving flashlights, and talking loudly. They literally re-appeared again. The sound also changed through this experience. Where the tourists had been loud and talking in the normal reality, in the "other" reality there was a complete vacuum - no sound at all except a kind of acute awareness in my ear. When the people re-appeared, it appeared as if they were still doing what they had been doing before the event. It was jarring to see everyone, and I felt fine, like somehow this was all OK. My friend met me towards the bottom as I was coming up. He said that I disappeared right next to him at the top, and he immediately went in after me, but didn't find me until I was coming back up. He said it was impossible for me get to the bottom so quickly with the crowd there.

I have participated in other parallel events when I am in sacred sites and I follow instructions from guidance. It seems that I open and close a parallel doorway from this reality to another time, and then when we are finished with the event, we return to present time again. Others witnessed this as it happened. The witnesses that participated with me reported their own experience of the event, and then, in dis-belief, they said something like, "what happened - that's not possible." When I engage in these kinds of events, I learn more about possibility, the nature of intimate connection, and about the vast and incredibly beautiful world in which we live, seen and unseen. I believe these events happen because we are supposed to be dimensionally capable of shifting reality through our ability to occupy specific frequencies. I am told the Aboriginals and Shamans do this. I only have my own experiences and I am my own teacher in this. I know these events happened, and to me, they are sacred.

Note from Cynthia: I love your insights about the human ability to shift reality that shamans can do on a regular basis... as this indeed seems to be the case. It's also increasingly true that more and more people are experiencing reality shifts on a regular basis, and I feel it helps others tremendously when they can read about experiences such as your Cistern reality shift experience of being alone when you needed most to be alone... even though the sudden changes seem extraordinary when we stop to consider what just happened. I love the way you describe how even though the change seemed jarring, you "felt fine, like somehow this was all OK." This is such an apt description of most all reality shifts I've experienced, too...  like we are simply walking between parallel possible realities.


(5) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag

I've been visiting your site for a few years now, and this is all as interesting as can be! Your interview on was really nice. I just wish it were longer. I'm no exper, but you probably couldn't go wrong by walking into a park or garden once a week, tuning on a camera, and free-associating. The retrocausality, and many-worlds interpretations are especially interesting to me I'll continue to play it over to glean more interesting and useful bits from it because I find I've miss information otherwise. Also I'll probably turn that into an audio mp3 - for my own edification. Thank you so much for making all this available free of charge.
Keep up the great work!

Dear Doug,
Thank you so very much for your lovely email! I'm delighted to hear that you found my interview on YouTube, and are able to continue to get so much out of it. I've got a monthly ezine which you might be interested in reading... all issues are available online from the past decade at:
lots of love,


(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:

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(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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My original interest in DIRECT YOUR OWN LIFE stemmed from the fact that I am a life coach, who helps people get in touch with their intuition and inspiration in order to create their best possible lives. DIRECT YOUR OWN LIFE not only gives people tips and ideas for discovering what is most exciting and fun for them, but it does so from the point of view of two young men who clearly walk their talk: Efren Ramirez and Chris Barrett. While these may not yet be household names, they have in common the fact that movies they appeared in ("The Corporation" and "Napolean Dynamite") won them accolades at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where they first met. The emphasis on viewing one's life as a movie can be exciting, as some of us may occasionally have entertained the idea of which famous actor or actress might play the starring role in our life if it were ever made into a movie. Some of the basic rules of good screenwriting are included in the form of how to best create a good story arc for your character... such as the fact that in order for your life to be truly wonderful, you're going to have to choose to make some choices as to how to change. Other helpful tips for writing your life movie include: make a list of what you love doing, observe people around you, dream big, start with the ending in mind and work backward to where you are, work hard, have fun, view obstacles as opportunities, find ways to help others with your dream, and follow your heart to find and maintain the integrity of your life story. One of the things I love the most about DIRECT YOUR OWN LIFE is that the authors share their stories of doing the very things they recommend, describing how they kept their goals in mind through all manner of challenges and setbacks. While these men may be considered young from a chronological perspective, the wisdom they impart is often very wise, such as the tip Chris provides that we can benefit from finding the motivation behind the "No" when people turn us down... it might be based on jealousy, for example, which can provide us with further insights into how best to proceed. Efren points out that we ought never let lack of money be an excuse for not pursuing our dreams, because "The less money you have, the more creative and dedicated you'll need to be, and that means a greater chance of success in the future." I love the advice Chris and Efren provide about making money to support your work in creating your dream, so you can feel confident in yourself as saying "Yes!" to your dream and helping make it happen. Rather than expecting someone else to make the initial investments in your dream, your own commitment to earning and spending the money required to make it come true will give you confidence at the same time as you see yourself moving forward toward your goal. Once your dream gets rolling, you can bring in your "cast and crew" and seek investors and experts. DIRECT YOUR OWN LIFE is an excellent source book for all young people first wondering what career is right for them, and also for anyone who is realizing at any stage in life that they're ready for something more. This book provides a winning combination of exciting real-life stories, powerful examples, great tips and ideas, and memorable concepts... and it's written in such easy-to-read, down-to-Earth style that it's sure to inspire anyone to dust off their dreams and start making them come true. Highly recommended!


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