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RealityShifters News - October 2004
Create Your Best Life!
Develop Presence of Mind

Peter Rivera & Cynthia Sue LarsonKuk Sool Won instructor Peter Rivera with Cynthia Sue Larson

    "Accident, n.: A condition in which presence of mind is good, but absence of body is better."
    -- Anonymous
One of the things I love most about the martial arts is the wonderful fusion of mind, body, and spirit awareness required. It's important in martial arts to be relaxed yet alert, and to be calm yet energized... which results in an extraordinarily resilient state of being that is often referred to as 'presence of mind.' Martial artists are fully aware of precisely what is happening while staying relaxed and grounded. They keep their inner energy or chi high as they allow for multiple possibilities, while visualizing success. These are precisely the same requirements I've found to be most essential for successful reality shifting.

I'm learning a great deal about maintaining presence of mind from studying martial arts. The one time I neglected to place my palms flat on the floor when I attempted a drop spin kick (a kick requiring me to first drop down to the ground, then spin, and then kick), I realized how absolutely essential it is to avoid having one's thumb bear one's full weight during this kick. Ever since having painfully jammed my thumb on that highly memorable occasion, I've been amazed how my hands now leap to their correct positions without my giving the matter much thought at all. I've also noticed improved presence of mind in my daily life, as I now catch falling items in mid-air so they seldom hit the floor, and I'm able to land perfectly on those rare occasions when I lose my balance and fall down.

Presence of mind in reality shifting includes the art of clearly discerning likes from dislikes. When I know what I do and don't like, my physical reality responds accordingly... and I'm not the only one who is noticing this, as you can see from reading this month's reality shifting stories! The advantage of cultivating presence of mind is that your life will feel more full and enjoyable as you're relaxed and energized enough to know you can handle whatever may come your way.

lots of love,
Cynthia Sue Larson
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In This Issue:

(1) Spiritual Life Coaching
(2) Upcoming Events
(3) Intriguing Articles
(4) Your Reality Shift Stories
(5) Reality Shifting Q & A
(6) Reality Shifters Award Winner
(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality
(8) Join in the Discussion
(9) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines

(1) Spiritual Life Coaching
Cynthia Sue Larson

Spiritual Life Coaching with Cynthia
Feeling stuck? Want help facing a challenging relationship? Need 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.

      "Whenever I or someone in my family is sick or not feeling well, I call Cynthia first. If you want to tap into the Source of All Things, talking to Cynthia is like having a direct dial-up connection. Whether you need physical healing, emotional healing or spiritual healing, Cynthia has an amazing way of paring it all down to the truth -- your truth as expressed through your very own loving guidance. I know of no other healers who are as gifted as Cynthia."

      -- Susan

(2) Upcoming Events

With Cynthia Sue Larson
at the Wisdom Festival
Sunday, 24 October 2004 12 - 2 PM
Centre Concord, Concord, California
Have you ever felt torn between your head and your heart when it comes to finding happiness in love, money, and in your home life? You really can have it all, when you learn how to attract what you most desire with your bioenergy field, or aura. Cynthia Sue Larson will give you all the tools you need to overcome the six biggest stumbling blocks people have in manifestation. Listen to and coordinate your chakras, and receive personal assitance in coordinating your energy to make your dreams come true!
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Radio Interview
Tuesday, 26 October 2004
12:00 PM PST
You can listen to Beyond the Ordinary through the internet at:

SCI-FI Channel
Auras on Episode #104
Wednesday, 27 October 2004 8-9 PM and 11-12 PM
Cynthia Sue Larson was interviewed for the aura segment of this show!

Schedule an Event with Cynthia!
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(3) Intriguing Articles

by Jennifer Shepherd
4 October 2004
Cynthia recently sat down with Jennifer Shepherd, the Lipstick Mystic, for a guest interview to share some aura chat and discuss reality shifts, energy healing, kundalini experiences, and more.

Magical Blend magazine
by Cynthia Sue Larson
Issue #68
Most of us make changes in the world by finding something we can physically DO since we understand how our actions affect the world. When we feel a burning need to transcend our physical limitations, we pray...hoping to shift reality with our thoughts and prayers. But how does prayer work? How can we change the world without lifting a finger? A closer look at physics helps us understand how our thoughts and feelings can change the world.

by Cynthia Sue Larson
Inner Spirit magazine
A strong, centered aura can bring many magical experiences into your life. I had one such experience a few years ago. When my friend who was working with the Navajo tribe invited me to come see some sacred petroglyphs carved in ancient rock walls near Albuquerque, New Mexico, I eagerly agreed. My friend showed me how to place both of my hands in hand print carvings to most fully feel the energy from them.

by Lori Gordon
How one woman discovered that strangers can be friends, as she painted water color aura portraits in the park.

(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

New Braunfels, Texas

My family is just chock full of reality shift happenings. My mother's 70th birthday was on August 22. Her father, a dear, sweet little man, passed over twenty years ago when he was 84 years old. My mother's dresser has a hidden jewelry box which is only accessible by lifting up the whole top of the dresser. My mother keeps many things on top of her dresser, so the only way she can get to her keepsake jewelry, is by clearing the dresser and then lifting up the top. She has a candle on the bookcase headboard of her bed, which is across the room. On her birthday, she was making up her bed (with my Daddy's help), when something about the candle caught her eye. She looked a little closer and had Dad come and look. Around the wick was her daddy's wedding ring, which had always been kept in the hidden place. And this I know is true... Little Pa just had to wish his baby girl a happy birthday!

That very same day, my daughter thinks she had a visit from Pa. She was his "Mousie" because she was so quiet. Well, he couldn't hear very well! My daughter has a felt cowboy hat and electric shaver of his -- she used to shave his face for him. Pa's old hat was on a table in her apartment. All of a sudden, the hat flipped off the table and a penny fell out. When the penny fell out of Pa's hat, it landed tails up. He'd always told her, "In a coin toss, always choose tails."

I just had to let you know about these happenings. Perhaps they will touch someone else as they did me. I know these things happen all the time, if only people will pay attention.


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Baltimore, Maryland
An old man ran into the back of my husband's tractor trailer a while ago. Nobody was hurt, but my husband had to take pictures for the insurance company. So he opened up a disposable camera and took a few pictures, and then gave it to me to shoot the rest of the roll of pictures, which I did.

When I got the photos developed, I was surprised to see that in the middle of the roll is a picture taken from inside of a car of our local bar early on a winter morning. I can tell the picture was taken early in the morning, since no cars appear in the parking lot. I can tell it was taken in the WINTER, since the trees don't have leaves. I can tell the photo was taken from a car, because you can see the car mirror in the photo. The car mirror is not a mirror on either of our vehicles. It is the wrong shape and color.

At first when I picked the roll up and was looking over the shots, I assumed my husband had taken this odd photo. Then I asked him why he took the picture and why it appeared to be in winter. He said, "I didn't take the picture," and "How could I take a winter picture during the summer?" I then asked my son since he is the only other person with a key to our house where the camera was, and he assured me that he didn't take the picture.

All I can say is it was a Twilight Zone moments with that little dododo song going through my head and shivers running down my spine. The bar in the photo has played a very significant part in our lives, where we recently made our biggest business deal through someone we met there.

Edmond, Oklahoma

I had just finished reading the book you suggested, When You Reach the End of Your Rope, Let Go, which I enjoyed very much. It talked about ways to change your reality for the better, and how what we are experiencing now is apparently what we want.

One day while I was at the store, I picked up an item and thought, "I don't know why I'm buying this again," because the company had added a new flavor which I really didn't like. I realized I was just making this purchase based on habit, and distinctly remember placing the item in the top front of my shopping cart. I bought some other items, and then went to the register to check out. I placed the item on the counter. The clerk refilled my same grocery cart with the items I had just purchased. I then pushed the cart to my car and unloaded it into my car, and checked my cart to make sure it was empty and I had placed all the items in my car.

When I got home, I was surprised to see that the item in question wasn't there. I looked everywhere and even checked my receipt, and was surprised to see that it wasn't listed there, either. It was as if I had never purchased it! I was so puzzled... until I remembered that I hadn't really wanted it. This was an insignificent reality shift, but an important lesson learned.

San Diego, California

My daughter recently went to the first high school dance of the new school year. Our routine is that she brings her cell phone in her purse and calls me when the dance is over, and then looks for our car which we park in front of the school... nothing too complicated. We always go through a check list of questions such as, "Do you have money, cell phone and student ID?" before we head out to the dance -- nothing complicated here either.

When my daughter went to this particular dance, I relied on our "routine" and awaited her call. There was no call, even after the dance had been over for ten minutes. I could see that there were lots of people still around, which meant there was probably no problem, but you know how a parent worries!

After a little more time passed, I decided to phone her. I got a busy signal several times, and then I got her voice mail, which indicated that her phone had been turned off... so I start to wonder what had happened.

Suddenly she showed up at the car, seeming a little unnerved. She said that her phone was not in her purse, and she is thinking that maybe it fell out when she went to grab her sweater which was placed on top of her purse during the dance. So, we figured that someone found her phone and may or may not be using it. We tried calling her number several times, and got a busy signal and then voice mail. I started thinking that come Monday, I will have to call our cellular service provider and report my daughter's phone missing. We began to let go of the trauma, since there was nothing else we could do.

About one hour after we had arrived back home, I walked into our living room and looked down at the couch. I was startled to see my daughter's phone sitting there in plain sight, with her purse and shoes right next to the phone. I felt certain that if she had left her phone at home, she would have seen it when she sat her purse and shoes on the couch... right?! I knew she had checked and rechecked her purse on the drive home, and clearly her phone was not in her purse.

I believe that once we let go of the whole ordeal... we experienced a "reality shift," and the phone just popped back into our reality. My daughter swears that she packed her phone into her purse before we set off for the dance!

I asked my daughter if she recalled having any thoughts about her cell phone on that evening prior to the dance and she said no, that she could not recall thinking about her phone. I will say though that several weeks back (way before the dance) she talked to me about getting a different phone... and that she wanted better technology, as she said that she has a hard time hearing people on the other end. I recall that a few times, she left her phone at home rather than taking it with her as is her usual routine, but that was a while ago. Perhaps it's still in her subconscious that she doesn't really like her phone now... therefore at times, she does not make it a priority to carry with her? I still think that the phone shifted in and out of reality... don't you?

(5) Reality Shifters Q & A

Q: Dear Cynthia,

I am Jasjeet, from the country of India. I am single and female, working as a Junior Manager in a bank. Two months back I learned Reiki (1 & 2 degree). Due to time contraints, I have not been able to give much time for practice of Reiki. During office hours I have many times felt that something is coming out of my hand. This feeling is of air and hot air. Then, when I keep my hand on my body, that surface becomes warm and after some time, the feeling is gone. But I wish to increase this, I wish to strongly feel the Reiki working. Is there any way out.

Can you help me to understand these powers more deeply?
Can you tell me the signs for me knowing that I am going on the right track and deep?

Thanks & regards,

- Jasjeet

A: Thanks for writing to me! The best way to improve your ability to feel the Reiki energy is to practice -- ideally, on someone else, so they can tell you what they are noticing. It is very common for Reiki practioners to not feel much of anything other than occasional sensations of warmth or air at first, yet a tremendous amount of energy can be transmitted. You can increase your ability to perceive this energy by working with the energy regularly, and this is true of all forms of Qi Gong (energy work)!

lots of love,

-- Cynthia

(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:

Wayne Wirs -- Photography and the Pursuit of Inner Peace
Wayne Wirs shares extraordinary insights through his articles and photographs.
Caution -- this site might be habit-forming!

(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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Going Deeper

Going Deeper
How to Make Sense of Your Life When Your Life Makes No Sense

by Jean-Claude Koven

A Playful, Yet Profound Exploration of All That Is

Jean-Claude Koven's delightful book, GOING DEEPER takes the reader on a spiritual journey with a Los Angeles lawyer (Larry) and his dog (Zeus) to Joshua Tree National Park. Larry's journey truly begins when he is startled to hear his dog talking to him... helping him awaken to a much deeper understanding of his life, the universe, and everything. The main premise of GOING DEEPER is that there are millions of "Wanderers," advanced souls from distant dimensions, who feel like they are not quite of this world, but need help remembering what they are doing here on Earth at this time. Through discussions with Zeus and several other wise yet irreverent teachers (such as a raccoon, a juniper tree, and stones) Larry explores such diverse topics as consciousness, chakras, finding one's life purpose, and communicating with one's High Self and the Akashic records. GOING DEEPER balances its serious subject matter with zany humor, as it does an outstanding job of combining spiritual concepts from a variety of esoteric teachings into a cohesive whole. My favorite part of GOING DEEPER was the description of the secret to fully awakening through increasing awareness via focused questioning. Many such tools and meditations are provided through GOING DEEPER, which reads like a spiritual self-help book disguised as a novel. I was pleased to find fascinating ideas liberally sprinkled throughout the story, so I'd find myself feeling the happy glow of these shining ideas for days afterward. Spiritual seekers will find pearls of wisdom and belly laughs galore in this playful yet profound exploration of all that is.

Power of Appreciation

The Power of Appreciation
The Key to a Vibrant Life

by Noelle C. Nelson & Jeannine Lemare Calaba

Create a Better Life with Appreciation

One of the biggest stumbling blocks when we set out to make our dreams come true is appreciating what is going well. Most of us have an unfortunate tendency to dwell on problems rather than the good things in our lives... and then we wonder why things just seem to keep getting worse instead of better. Therapists Noelle Nelson and Jeannine LeMare Calaba explain how you can achieve success in every area of your life through transforming your beliefs in THE POWER OF APPRECIATION. Whereas criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling work to destroy relationships, appreciation can help people feel like they're living in heaven on earth. Nelson and Calaba outline a practical five-step process to make your dreams come true that has proven effective for them with their clients. They also include scientific research and descriptions of individual case histories to help bring their ideas to life, so you can better understand how to harness the power of appreciation in your life. The five steps are: choosing what you desire, determining the feelings behind your desire, weeding out conflicting thoughts and beliefs, launching your vibration of appreciation, and working your appreciation. THE POWER OF APPRECIATION really hits its stride when it examines how appreciation can transform the relationships in our lives. Every relationship at work, at home, and with friends can prosper when one applies its five-step process for developing an appreciative mindset. I highly recommend this book for anyone genuinely interested in creating a better life!

(8) Join in the Discussion
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(9) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines

Energy Addict

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