In April 2000, Cynthia Sue Larson of RealityShifters
conducted the first-ever online survey of reality shifts (aka: "glitches in
the Matrix," quantum jumping, mind-matter interaction) over a two month
period with a total of 395 participants, far surpassing her original goal
of 200 survey takers. The purpose of this survey was to determine which
types of reality shifts are most commonly observed, and how people feel
when encountering these experiences. Five $10 amazon.com gift certificates
were awarded as prizes in a random drawing after the survey was completed.
A rich variety of reality shift
experiences are shared in the best-selling book, Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the
How Do You Shift Reality? The First Ever Reality Shifting Survey Results Are In!
Cynthia Sue Larson
An online survey was conducted over a two month period, with
self-selected participants answering a list of twenty questions either at
the Zoomerang web site, or by emailing their answers in. A total of 395
people participated in this survey, far surpassing the original goal of 200
participants. People were encouraged to complete this survey regardless of
whether they believe in the phenomenon of reality shifts, or had ever even
experienced reality shifts in their lives. Five $10 Amazon.com gift
certificates were awarded as a survey incentive to randomly selected survey
participants at the end of April 2000.
Summary of Survey Results:
95% of all survey respondents notice synchronicity and
coincidence in their daily life; 86% have noticed time seem to slow down,
stop, or speed up; and 78% often find parking spaces when and where they
need them most. Only 8% of the respondents have ever bent spoons or other
metal without forcing the objects to bend, and 6% of the respondents
haven't ever witnessed reality shifts. Of those who do notice reality
shifts, the most common emotional reaction to witnessing the shifts are
feelings of curiosity (62%) and excitement (45%), followed by feeling
awestruck (37%), happy (33%), and confused (26%). A majority of the
respondents feel that noticing reality shifts has changed their attitudes
(59%), 55% feel that observing reality shifts has changed their beliefs,
and 45% feel that both their attitudes and beliefs have changed as a result
of witnessing reality shifts. People were encouraged to complete this
survey regardless of whether they believe in the phenomenon of reality
shifts, or had ever even experienced reality shifts in their lives.
Survey Questions & Answers:
1. I notice coincidences and synchronicities in my daily
2. I often find parking places when and where I need them
3. I sometimes put things (keys, wallets, coat) down in
place, only to find them missing or in a completely different location
later on -- or notice something missing from the place I knew I had just
seen it (such as food in the refrigerator or the cupboard, or one of a pair
of socks that went into the wash).
4. I pray for people or animals to heal, and witness
5. I've experienced time seem to slow down, stop, or
6. I occasionally see things jump, leap, or fall without
anyone moving it (such as a book or groceries falling off a shelf).
7. I've seen business signs showing first one set of
(that they've "always" had)... then on another occasion, seen that same
business with a different set of hours (that they've "always" had) -- or
noticed other striking changes in the physical appearance of buildings and
signs that people assert have "always" been one of the two ways I've
8. I've seen doors (such as car doors) be locked, then
unlocked - or unlocked, then locked - with no person locking or unlocking
9. I've seen things transformed into something very
different from what they had been before (such as faces looking different,
or pictures in books or on the walls appearing different).
10. I've bent spoons, keys, coins, or other metal without
forcing the objects to bend.
11. I've seen people, plants, animals, or things appear
seemingly out of thin air (such as keys, money, toys, food, books, flowers,
12. I've seen objects appear many miles from where I know
they were located... with no apparent means of transportation.
13. I've seen people, plants, animals, or things
14. I notice reality shifts such as the ones mentioned
Every minute of each day: 2%
Very rarely: 22%
Not at all: 6%
15. When I notice reality shifts, I often feel: (Select
choices that apply)
just glad to be able to see it and feel it when it happens all around
Don't believe in them
knowing now I am not getting mad,it is the other dimension of real
I feel that these are natural occurances for me and am not alarmed.
thrilled and frustrated 'cause it scares me before I can react
cold and shivery
also..awestruck by the fact that we do indeed create time
fascinated-wonder whether we produce existence through will, or has time
it just happens mood doesn't make a difference
I have learned to control it with my many years of magick practice, is only
makes me yearn for more knowlage.
Noticed usually after the shift or hindsight
Very, very interested!!!
I read the signs to my reality-- I feel aware
Sometimes, just ambivalence -- as if, "of course", no big deal.
I haven't seen them.
that is was to be expected
Depends on the circumstances, but my reaction is always intense way way or
the other like things are how they should be, and that's why it changed.
i never seen that happen or maybe i did but didn't understand what it was
Do not consider them as anything real. I pass it off to, my being mistaken.
STRANGELY LIKE I HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE. THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME ALL OF MY
Very calm & focused in the moment
try to hold on to the moment as long as possible
Suddenly feel small in the scheme of things
shut it out of my mind
wonder about my vision
a need to rationalize, until i shift it into something that makes sense
As Spock would say, "hmmm interesting"
just used to it.
at peace with it because I understand it
think that I'm crazy!
I just accept them as normal
my husband communicates with the spirit world, i wish i could see and hear
what he hears.
I feel as if things are as they should be.
somewhat frustrated, curious, sometimes angry
It happens so often, I just accept it.
I become aware of the WOW-"Whole" other world- beneath the surface of this
one and feel my spirit stir when I witness veils drop and lift.
dizzy, lightheaded, nausious, disorientated
understanding of what happened
I have experienced them with witnesses but I don't know if they noticed
16. I've seen reality shifts with as many as __ other
Not applicable (I haven't witnessed reality shifts): 6%
Zero (I've only seen reality shift when I'm alone): 34%
1 other witness: 25%
2 other witnesses: 17%
3 other witnesses: 7%
4 other witnesses: 3%
5 other witnesses: 2%
6 other witnesses: 0%
7 other witnesses: 0%
8 other witnesses: 1%
9 other witnesses: 0%
10 or more other witnesses: 5%
17. Witnessing reality shifts has changed:
Nothing in my life: 25%
My attitudes: 14%
My beliefs: 10%
My attitudes and beliefs: 45%
Not applicable; I haven't witnessed any reality shifts: 5%
18. My age:
10 years or under: 1%
91 and up: 0%