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September 2009
Issue #120

How Good Can it Get?
Cynthia Sue
LarsonCynthia Sue Larson
Discover the World of Yes

"yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skillfully curled)
all worlds"
- e. e. cummings

When I was a teenager, I was surprised one day when a neighbor I had not previously met visited our home to ask my mother if she had teenage daughters who might be friends with her daughter. This middle aged lady had such a kindly face and sincere voice that any initial doubts on my part vanished before having a chance to fully arise. I was so positively impressed with this woman who had introduced herself and extended such a lovely invitation, that I immediately said, "Yes, I would love to meet your daughter!" I followed Joan directly back to her house to meet her charming daughter, who has now been one of my dearest and best friends over the past thirty years.

How can we know when we say "Yes!" to an opportunity, what may happen next? How could we even begin to guess what hidden worlds of possibility might unfold? There truly is something magical in the word "Yes," as it invites feelings of acceptance, recognition, appreciation, invitation, and connection. Barriers fall away like leaves in the breeze, and worlds of possibility open in ways previously unimaginable. "Yes!" is a word we can say to ourselves, and in so doing, open up new worlds we otherwise might never imagine.

I was with my childhood friend this month when we experienced some of the many joys in the worlds of "Yes!" We met a peregrine falcon named Thyme, heard his song, gazed into his jet black eyes, and saw him flap his wings to show off his fabulous wingspan. We both played the banjo for the first time... and I enjoyed creating a banjo song that the shopkeeper referred to as "trance banjo." We held museum quality antique Roman coins and artifacts, had lovely conversations with strangers, sang songs, and danced. If you could live every day saying "Yes!" just a bit more often, how much more enriched could your life feel?

I have been giving "Yes!" a lot of thought this month, as I discovered a book that will clearly be a classic in its field, Learned Optimism. When I took psychology classes at UC Berkeley many years ago, I was deeply impressed by studies I read about dogs that became helpless after experiencing situations they had no control over. As it turns out, one of the researchers involved in these early studies, Martin Seligman, was one of the researchers who first saw the significance of these experiments in helping identify root causes and possible solutions for helplessness and depression. Seligman discovered that just as we can feel helpless and depressed, so too are we capable of learning cognitive skills that provide us with the power to become resilient and remain hopeful. Optimism can be learned, and can be taught... and I am thinking that this just might be one of the greatest findings of our time.

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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.

"... with your loving and non-judgemental help, I crossed the threshold from the world of victimization to the world of redemption and grace; a place where all wounds are healed and where all things are possible; a place where all things exist and do not exist - at the same time! I deeply appreciate your "midwifery" expertise that helped me to trust the initiation and unfolding of this process. Many blessings to you and all that you do." -- Dea

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

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10 October 2009
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(3) Intriguing Articles, Interviews, & Films

Neuroscientists Find Brain Region Responsible For Our Sense Of Personal Space
31 August 2009
"Respecting someone's space is a critical aspect of human social interaction, and something we do automatically and effortlessly," Kennedy says. "These findings suggest that the amygdala, because it is necessary for the strong feelings of discomfort that help to repel people from one another, plays a central role in this process. They also help to expand our understanding of the role of the amygdala in real-world social interactions."

Think Memory Worsens With Age? Then Yours Probably Will
23 April 2009
Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that senior citizens who think older people should perform poorly on tests of memory actually score much worse than seniors who do not buy in to negative stereotypes about aging and memory loss.

'Spooky Action At A Distance' Of Quantum Mechanics Directly Observed
4 March 2009
In quantum mechanics, a vanguard of physics where science often merges into philosophy, much of our understanding is based on conjecture and probabilities, but a group of researchers in Japan has moved one of the fundamental paradoxes in quantum mechanics into the lab for experimentation and observed some of the 'spooky action at a distance' of quantum mechanics directly.


(4) Your Reality Shift Stories

Finding Keys in Three Steps
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

My Lady couldn't find her keys. I was on the phone with her, and told her to first visualize being so *happy* to find her keys. Then I told her to look out the window at something green. Then I told her to just 'look down'. And told her she was looking at her keys. She turned over the piece of paper that she was looking at, and there they were. For your interest, the thinking behind that three step approach is:
    1) View your objective in terms of the emotional reaction of success that you will feel upon achieving it. This is a stronger manifestation than merely where something is.
    2) Detach from the desire, and you also detach from the fear that hinders manifestation. Look at or think about something else.
    3) Perform a random action that your subconscious mind will influence to guide you to the desired outcome. :)
There was a slight question in my mind as to whether in fact the keys were there to be found, or in fact the keys 'moved' from wherever they had been to the location she looked. More and more my acts of premonition and clarivoyance are taking on this 'ambiguous' tone. We are truly embarked upon an epic journey. I have been told that the negatives will be doing their 'worst' until late September. It's going to be tough, but the reason they are so disruptive is because they are desperate to resist the light which they can see growing. :) It's going to be an interesting year...

Note from Cynthia: I just love your story about helping your lady find her missing keys! That second step of detaching and letting go is so very important, and something mentioned often as it is so essential to good results... and the third step of doing something physical that allows one's subconscious to guide one to find what's missing is an excellent tip to people who otherwise are over-using their thinking caps. These three tips are perfect for getting good psychokinetic results in general, and are part of advice given to spoon bending party participants, for example, as well as advising that people get relaxed and energized by laughing and feeling more light-hearted. I know what you mean about the ambiguity between whether a series of events is something we tune into in advance, as a premonition, or whether we are in fact orchestrating such events by virtue of our interest in them. From the point of view of a physicist, I'd go with the statement that both are occurring in these situations, and we are in fact experiencing the "handshake" between future and present (or present and past) described by physicist John Cramer in his Transactional Interpretation of quantum physics


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Vision of Bilocating Husband
Guam, USA

I love reading people's reality shift stories, they are so inspiring. Thank you for allowing us to share them on your wonderful website. Hopefully I haven't already told this one to you. I had a strange experience about seven years ago. I woke up one morning in the small condo I shared with my husband. I was using the toilet and had left the bathroom door open. I thought my husband was sound asleep in the bedroom where I had left him, until I saw him rush by the open door holding a small, square, silver object. I said good morning to him, but he ignored me. I went into the living room looking for him, but he wasn't there. I went into the kitchen, but he wasn't there. The only other room was our bedroom, but I knew he couldn't be in there because I had seen him heading into the living room. With no other options, I went into the bedroom and found him deeply asleep. Later on, when he woke up, I asked him if he remembered walking into the living room, or if he had any strange dreams. He didn't. That evening he came home with a new cell phone that he never told me he was planning on buying. I figured there are a bunch of different versions of us running around that we don't normally see, and for some reason I saw him with his new cell phone already in hand.

Note from Cynthia: I love this reality shift because it reminds me of times that I've been in one place and people have seen me other places. Twice when this has happened to me, I had a sense of bilocation occurring, as I had been thinking of being exactly where people had observed me to be.

On Being the "Alive Again" Person
Noble, Oklahoma, USA

At one point in my life, two of my friends and family were so concerned that I was at risk for dying that they told pulled me aside, separately and without knowledge of the other one doing the same thing, to tell me of their realer-than-real dreams which felt prophetic and felt so scary to them that they overcame their own embarrassment at sharing the dreams with me.

Note from Cynthia:While as far as I know people don't recall me ever having died and then being alive again, many people have vivid recollections of my having done things in this life that I have no memory of. Some of these things include giving inspirational talks at UC Berkeley to packed audiences back in the 1980s. I have faint recollections of some of these possible other realities for myself, such as one in which I broke up with my boyfriend at Sproul Plaza... yet none of these events actually occurred in the main reality path of my life.

While for me, these parallel realities feel like hazy dreams, they are sometimes known by others as the main reality path of their lives, such as the reality in which I used to give lectures at UC Berkeley, at a time when I only recall being a very shy undergraduate physics major there. These experiences of having lived a life that's to me rather different than how others remember it gives me a clear sense of how it would feel to be the alive again person. It feels like when I think about how I might not still be alive here today, I get a sense of that possibility... feeling a lot like a dream hazily remembered upon waking from sleep.

Yes, Bob... I agree that the reports of what feels to me like a parallel reality can also sound like the doppelganger or bi-location phenomenon. As I read through these posts, I just commented on that a moment ago, regarding times which seem to me indicative of crossovers between one reality and another... sometimes involving me being in two places at once..... sometimes involving a crossover between two times (past and future meeting up). I find the most useful model for understanding reality creation to be one of comprehending and mastering the interplay of dimensional consciousness, or what Ken Wilber's referred to as levels of consciousness in his book, "A Brief History of Everything." I describe how these levels provide us with the means to see various ways that our thoughts and feelings change the physical world in my ebook, "Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World." I've posted an excerpt from this ebook that contains the information about levels of consciousness at my blog at:

This question of whether and how we can affect collective reality is one that came up in my interview on Settle for More, which used to be archived online, but apparently is no longer available. As the interviewers pointed out on the "Settle for More" show, many new age manifestation enthusiasts wonder why it is that what they're intending isn't happening.... they want to know what's interfering, and how to affect consensus reality. The key to making our personal reality experiences dovetail with the collective lies in those levels of consciousness I keep referring to. This is the essence of the "Mystery School" style teachings I've received direct from Spirit, and what I consider to be the heart and soul of true reality shifting. It's much more than just wishing for something that we want on a purely selfish, self-based level... it becomes a matter of feeling, knowing and vibrating with All That Is... and learning how to influence All That Is while in that frame of mind. The meditations required to master this kind of reality creation involve a great deal of discipline, since enlightenment seldom arrives instantaneously... yet this knowledge is right here for all of us to access and utilize, that we may bring alignment to our personal and collective realities in ways that manifest our desires according to what's truly best for all concerned.

(5) Reality Shifting Q and A / Mail Bag

I was wondering
on your website if you have what people currently post and talk about online. Let me know where you would go.

Hi, Richard!
I've got a couple of discussion lists you can join at yahoo and gaia , and I'm on twitter and also have a page on facebook so hopefully that helps you find a way to chat with others with a similar interest.
lots of love,

Aura Advantage
Aura Advantage is "In a chaotic and unpredictable world, Aura Advantage offers its readers grounding, inspiration, and hope."
-- Stanley Krippner

Hi, Cynthia!
I just wanted to know, I have your original book Aura Advantage. Is the newer version any different or pretty much the same info? Also what is the little Ebook Shine about? Hope you are having a WONDERFUL year so far!

Dearest Renee,
Thanks so much for writing to me with these questions. The newer edition of Aura Advantage has a colorful cover, and eight pages of color illustrations on the inside that depict some of the meditations from the book. The written content of the book is otherwise mostly the same. The Shine with the Aura of Success ebook is a short summary of information all about the aura, which contains different but complementary information than Aura Advantage. Thanks for the good wishes for my year... and yes, it's wonderful so far!
I hope this helps!
love, love, love,


(6) Reality Shifters Award Winner

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(7) Reviews that Shift Your Reality

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Learned Optimism
How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

by Martin E. P. Seligman
Landmark Research Findings That Will Improve Your Life

Seldom have I seen a book of such extraordinary timeliness that I knew I was witnessing history in the making, but such is the case with LEARNED OPTIMISM. As Seligman writes, '... the things we say to ourselves when trouble strikes can be just as baseless as the ravings of a drunk on the street. Our reflexive explanations are usually not based on reality. They are bad habits that emerge from the mists of the past...' This, in essence, gets to the heart of LEARNED OPTIMISM, as it turns out that we can radically improve our self talk during all times of disappointment. The key is to learn to dispute your first internal thoughts when you encounter setbacks. Seligman shares tips for how we can vault the walls we construct for ourselves... the ones that sometimes can stop us in our tracks right before we otherwise might have been met with spectacular success.

I was thrilled to discover this extraordinary book on the subject of how we can address social and personal problems with hopelessness and depression by applying some of the most exciting findings from the field of psychology. When I took psychology classes at UC Berkeley, I was deeply impressed by studies I read about dogs that became helpless after experiencing situations they learned they had no control over. As it turns out, one of the researchers involved in these early studies, Martin Seligman, was deeply motivated to understand the root causes and possible solutions for helplessness and depression, because his father had suffered catastrophic strokes that prevented from him running for office and achieving his dreams.

LEARNED OPTIMISM presents landmark research-based discoveries that not only have the power to dramatically improve your life, but also include tools you can utilize to assist others who suffer hopelessness and depression. What sets this book apart from all others is the extraordinary gift of hearing from one of the pioneers in psychology his cutting-edge ideas, research experiences, and tools for assessing and improving optimism. The significance and timeliness of this book is phenomenal, and Seligman's ability to explain why mere positive affirmations and self-esteem programs cannot help people learn optimism is priceless.

There is cause for celebration in LEARNED OPTIMISM's central thesis that once optimism is learned, people have the power to overcome bouts of hopelessness or depression and become much more resilient 'can do' individuals who bounce back whenever facing problems in their lives. LEARNED OPTIMISM just might be one of the greatest findings of our time.... I give this book my highest recommendation!


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