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RealityShifters News - September 2007
How Good Can it Get?
Intend that Today is the Best Day of Your Life

Cynthia Sue LarsonCynthia Sue Larson in Piazza San Marco, Venice

"Hope is a waking dream."
-- Aristotle

I lovingly watched my daughter open her birthday card from me early one morning last week, and was surprised to hear her read my inscription aloud in a flat, monotone voice, "love and hugs and every best wish for your best year ever." I asked her why that sentiment bothered her, and she replied, "That's the same thing you write in my birthday card every year." She had a point, of course... this is pretty much exactly what I write in her card every year, as I tend to maintain an onward and upward view of life. My daughter's comment got me to thinking about the way most of us assume we have no right to expect our lives to continuously improve on a path of ever-increasing prosperity, enjoyment and excellence... since common consensus suggests that we will "win a few, lose a few," and shouldn't expect things to consistently improve day after day, year after year. I told my daughter that the reason I keep signing cards with a wish for her to have the best year ever is that I genuinely desire to see each new year, month and day of her life being the best it can possibly be. My hopeful attitude is an invitation to experience the greatest joys that each day has to offer.

Cynthia & PaulinaCynthia Sue Larson and host Paulina Nortness on the set of the Parapsychology Today TV show

Some people assume that nobody in their right mind can expect each subsequent day to be happier than the last, since that is seldom a concept which is presented as being a realistic or logical possibility by our families, friends, colleagues, teachers and governments. I might have thought this way as well, had it not been for my personal experiences feeling happier day after day, year after year. While this might sound impossible for anyone to achieve, I can assure you it is not. The days that feel best to me feel happiest to me by the joy that helps me know when all is right with my world. I am completely thrilled this month to have discovered a wonderful book, How We Choose to Be Happy, that describes in detail nine choices that the happiest people on Earth make, as they find happiness in their lives even amidst great challenges, hardships and stresses of every kind. I review this marvelous book in this month's ezine, along with a fascinating book on the concept of how we plan our life challenges before birth, as we are all truly Courageous Souls.

My life is much more enjoyable when I start each day by welcoming it as my best day of my life so far -- and when I begin meetings with colleagues and clients with the intention that this is the best meeting I have had so far... I keep finding that this is indeed the case. I've found the most essential ingredient for success to be my own optimism, without need for all the details to be imagined... because much of my enjoyment in life comes from the delightful surprises that come my way. As I write in my book Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World, I love to view life as a waking dream. The essence of hopefulness can be said to be a lucid expression of choosing to be happy through: intention, being honest, personal accountability, knowing oneself, being flexible, finding meaning, focusing on what really matters, feeling gratitude, and expressing unconditional love. The more we live our lives from a proactive rather than a reactive mode, the more likely it is that we will experience the sheer joy of seeing our hopes realized in our lives. Reknowned author and mystic G.I. Gurdjieff once stated, "Man lives his life in sleep, and in sleep he dies," suggesting that when we live our lives based on habituated expectations without realizing the choices we are able to make for ourselves, we suffer. Aristotle's statement that "Hope is a waking dream" suggests we have another option... we can become conscious about how we engage in the ongoing dialogue with the universe -- learning to live lucidly in ever-shifting realities.

Wishing you all the best that life and love have to offer,
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&A / Mail Bag
(6) Reality Shifters Award Winner
(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality
(8) Join in the Discussion
(9) Noteworthy Web Sites & Ezines

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(1) Spiritual Life Coaching

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.
        "If there is one thing I can be grateful for it is that I trusted my intuition and made contact with you - and from that the gift of connecting to myself (and other people) again! And I am very grateful that you are doing this work and following your true self." -- Susan

(2) You're Invited to Fabulous Upcoming Events

FREE Talk: Discover Your Manifesting Personality Type
Santa Cruz Holistic Living Expo

22 September 2007
University Inn, 611 Ocean St. at Dakota, Santa Cruz, CA
Discover your own personal manifesting personality type, and how knowing your personal manifesting style can help you become much more successful more easily.
FREE Pass ($5 Value)

Improve Your Life By Changing Your Past
A Gathering of Spirits Harvest Festival

23 September 2007
8990 Kruitof Way, Fair Oaks, CA
Learn how you can improve your current quality of life by improving your past, with help from reality shifting author and expert Cynthia Sue Larson, author of the critically acclaimed book, Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World. Discover some of the biggest secrets about manifestation which are typically overlooked, as you learn to influence your present situation by revising your past.

Parapsychology Today
16, 23, & 30 September 2007, 5pm PST
Channel 28 on Napas Community Access Television
Paulina Nortness interviewed Cynthia Sue Larson to talk about some of the most fascinating aspects of auras and energy fields on the Sunday evening show, "Parapsychology Today."

2nd Annual Lightworker Coming Home Event
30 September - 7 October 2007
Felicita Growth Center, Escondido, CA
Come commune with Lightworker Family to share your gifts, enjoy presentations and conduct and/or receive private sessions at the Felicita Growth Center. This gathering intends to create heaven on earth on these dates, sharing emerging and developing gifts and teachings, networking and making time for having great fun together! (Cynthia Sue Larson will not be attending or presenting at this conference, but many wonderful Lightworkers will be there -- highly recommended!)

Schedule an Event with Cynthia!
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(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films

The Connection between a Good Job and Happiness is Overrated
by Penelope Trunk
16 January 2007
This blog entry by Boston Globe columnist Penelope Trunk provides an excellent overview of some recent media coverage of the psychology of happiness in the New York Times, The Economist, and the TED Conference. While we often think we can find happiness in the perfect job or the perfect relationship, researchers are finding that true happiness has a lot more to do with how we think at our very core -- our basic level of optimism. The implication is that you do not need to make yourself crazy with finding the perfect job or lover... your happiness will come from how you feel and think on the inside.

Reality Shifts and the Guitar Pick
Spiritual Compass Connection
by Margaret Anderson
September 2007
Maggie Anderson shares one of her amazing personal experiences with reality shifts in which she felt a communication from a loved one from the grave... literally from the grave!


Reality Shifting Films
What do movies and TV shows like 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

Changing Keys / Instant Costume Change
Rev. Philip Smith
Fort Worth, Texas

I like your web site very much; it makes me feel far less nutty than people probably think I am. I started a thread about reality shifting back in 2001 on another board and was called a pothead. I did not know what to really call what I was experiencing at that time. The day I posted one particular reality shift story, I had woken up to find my key chain had turned gray. My boyfriend and I always had identical key chains (actually they were the lock devices that came with our Jeep), and they were both black. When one of us picked up a key ring, we had to look not at the black device but at the collection of keys, because we had the same house, similar cars and other things -- so we had to look to make sure that the gold keys to my office were on the key ring or not in order to determine which set of keys was which. One day, I woke up after a fairl hard night of half sleeping, to discover that my key locking device was now gray. My boyfriend never remembers a time when my key chain wasn't gray, and he insists that a difference in color is the way we always told our otherwise identical key chains apart, which makes me think I also do not have the exact same boyfriend anymore.

I first experienced either a reality shift or missing time experience when I was back in the first grade. I was the master of ceremonies of our school Christmas play that year. I read Bible verses while the costumed characters acted out the nativity story. I remember the Holy Virgin wearing her coke bottle glasses. At the conclusion of the play, I was told that I had to wait until the remainder of the class had changed after the play was finished, but if I wanted to I could stay in my suit and tie, which I chose to do, I watched the other kids walk into separate boy/girl restrooms carrying their street clothes. I sat down on a stool backstage for what seemed like one second, when the entire class came from backstage (not the restrooms, that was in another area) wearing their street clothes. I remember at the time thinking to myself "That is impossible... how could they all change their clothes that fast?!?" but I was also of the naive intelligence to know that adults wouldn't understand what I was talking about if I were to ask this question aloud. One teacher told me "Thanks for waiting. Now let's form a line and go back to home room". I have been told that I was day dreaming and "fell asleep" and woke up at exactly the right time, but I have done kind of thing before, and this experience was nothing like that. This was more like a skip on the DVD of time, in which one scene suddenly became another.

Note from Cynthia: These are truly wonderful reality shift stories -- thank you so very much for sharing them! I especially love the way you include such thought-provoking observations such as, "I also do not have the exact  same boyfriend," and "one scene suddenly became another."


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Bicyclist Appears on Bike
Stratford, Connecticut

There is a very nice man named George who rides the train with me from Stratford to New Haven to get to work each day. George always brings his bicycle on the train to New Haven, and then pedals to his job. He does this ninety nine percent of the time.... sometimes, if it's extremely inclement weather or he's tired or has back pain, he does not bring the bicycle. On one recent Monday, Goerge did not come to work because he was still on vacation. The next day, Tuesday, George rode his bike to the station, and then did something rather odd that the other folks who chit-chat with George and I noticed... George PARKED HIS BIKE AND CHAINED IT TO THE BIKE RACK AT THE STATION. He was apparently having some back or foot pain, and decided not to take the bike to New Haven, opting instead to just ride the bus from the train station to work. Again, George chained his bike to the bike rack at the STRATFORD train station. That Tuesday evening, when I was walking to the New Haven train station to the get the train back home to Stratford, George rode his bike past me on his way to the New Haven train station! I thought to myself, "Now wait a minute... didn't George park his bike at the Stratford train station this morning? Didn't he decide not to take it on the morning train?!?" The odds that he has another bike at his office are extremely slim.

Note from Cynthia: This is such a great story! I love this kind of story... the kind that makes you say, "Hmm?!" as the more you examine it, the more goosebumps you get of realization that something very strange is definitely going on!

Merging Accident Averted
Olympia, WA

I have had a few experiences with reality shifting. The most recent was on my Birthday. I had taken the day off to go get a tattoo in the morning, then later in the afternoon I was taking my kids into downtown so we could watch a special screening of a movie. At some point during the drive, I was prompted by a voice within that said, "Ask for protection, Now." I instinctively recited a few protection prayers to the angelic realm and the creator that I frequently use when I am traveling.

After saying them quietly under my breath, I looked in the rear view mirror to check on the kids. When I looked back in front of me, I saw to my horror that a mini-van similar in size to mine was merging into my lane without paying attention to what other vehicles where around. I instinctively slammed on the brakes... only my vehicle did not stop or slow down like it should have. Instead, the engine shifted. I could feel it shifting in the weirdest way, slowing way down but not as if the breaks had been slammed. There was no jerking or forward pitch of motion for any of us. In fact, the kids never even felt it like they would have and they never even commented to me for slamming on the brakes and jerking them forward into their seat belts. The seat belts never tightened, either. It was more like something had reached out and gently slowed the vehicle we were in while I watched as the other van drifted over and into the front nose of mine... only there was no grinding of metal or impact.

The two vehicles just seemed to merge very quickly. Then the van in front of me speeded up like it had been given a shove forward while my van was slowed down and held back. Afterwards, when my shock passed, I hit the horn in a delayed reaction, furious at the other driver and ready to get very angry over our close call, but the voice inside me calmed me right back down, saying "There is not need for all that; everything is fine." I felt at peace then, and let it all wash away.

It was then that another driver pulled up alongside of me. Apparently, she had witnessed it all and she had the MOST peculiar look on her face, kind of like, "Did I just really see what I think I just saw?!" I know it was a shift in reality. I've had other reality shifts before as well.

Note from Cynthia: This story is the kind of story that helps people understand the awesome power of experiencing a large-scale reality shift first-hand... witnessing the miraculous nature of things going incredibly right against all odds. Thank you so much for sharing this!

(5) Reality Shifting Q&A / Mail Bag

Spiritual Life Coach Cynthia

Ms. Larson,
I don't know if this is silly or not, but I wanted to thank you for helping me find something I'd lost. While panicking and trying to find it, I thought of googling tips. The result was your Top Six Tips for Finding Lost Things. I sat down, read through, calmed myself and started looking again repeating "reality shift" in my head. In less than two minutes I'd found my flash drive (compared to the hour I spent searching the entire house). It was in a place I normally don't put it, so I was shocked and very happy to discover it there. I have bunch of important stuff on my flash drive, including a novel I've been working on for months. If I didn't find it, I'd probably go insane wondering where it vanished to. Thank you so much! You really helped me focus and find something dear to me.
Thank you!

Dearest Katelyn,
Thank you so much for writing to me with this delightful news! I'm so glad to hear that you got some positive inspiration through my online article, and that you've successfully been reunited with your missing flash drive!
love, love, 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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Choose to Be Happy

How We Choose to Be Happy
The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People -- Their Secrets, Their Stories

by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks
Sharing Nine Secrets to Ensuring a Happy Life

HOW WE CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY dispels the myth that we have emotional set points and are stuck with whatever level of satisfaction we normally feel, in lives primarily influenced by luck of the draw. Authors Foster and Hicks traveled the world to interview the happiest people referred to them in each town they visited, discovering that the happiest people in the world have made nine life choices in common. Significantly, it became clear that when these nine principles are adopted, they radically improve peoples' happiness in life regardless of what is going on around them. The realizations in HOW WE CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY are so clearly stated with abundant examples of people who are merely cheerful, or in denial, rather than genuninely happy that their nine principles become more clearly outlined. The big idea here is that happiness is a choice, or more precisely a series of choices, and when we choose to move our lives toward happiness by making changes to ourselves from the inside out, we can experience tremendous improvements in feelings of increased inner joy, peace and health. Our health and wellbeing lies in our happiness... and when we realize that our happiness is a new way of life, this book becomes a much-needed guide to finding out just how good life can be. I give this book my highest recommendation.

Courageous Souls

Courageous Souls
Do We Plan Our Life Experiences Before Birth?

by Robert Schwartz
An Empowering Way to Reframe Challenges in Our Lives

It has been said that asking oneself the question, "Who was I before I was born?" can teach us the most about our true spiritual identity -- yet most of us have not been so fortunate as to have heard the full reply. COURAGEOUS SOULS takes this starting point one step further by exploring just how we may have crafted our entire life around all of our life circumstances -- both the high and the low points -- with intuitive readings from spiritual and intuitive mediums lighting our way. What sets Robert Schwartz's book apart from other books about the afterlife and better understanding our life purpose is his organized use of intuitive readings as companion pieces to accompany the various life stories he includes. These intuitive sessions provide a deep sense of interconnectedness and unconditional love shared in our lifetimes which we sometimes lose sight of, as well as insights into how we continue life lessons from one life to the next. COURAGEOUS SOULS is an exceptional book for anyone interested in exploring the true nature of their spiritual identity, who is willing to keep an open mind regarding the value of some of the most painful challenges we humans face in our lives on Earth; this is highly recommended reading for anyone seeking to reframe painful challenges, setbacks and hardships in their lives.

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

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Successful Affirmations

Jennifer Shepherd's awesome new ebook is grounded in common sense, with liberal dashes of zesty inspiration and lots of practical advice from someone who's 'Been there, done that.' Shepherd, the Lipstick Mystic, describes four basic building blocks of successful affirmations in a way that doesn't require you to "believe" anything. These principles simply ARE, and you can make use of them today to start attracting more of what you do want instead of what you don't. This ebook describes how we are constantly creating based on the vibrations we are sending out through our emotions, intentions, and actions, and helps us to start shifting into experiencing situations that give us happiness instead of sorrow.

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