3 Ways to Know When Holding On is Actually Holding You Back

Some people are excellent at monitoring their own energy. I am not one of those people…You see, I am one of those empath weirdos you’re always hearing about in the spiritual community. And I say “weirdo” with the utmost love in my over-feeling heart and compassion in my over-thinking brain.

You’d think that someone like me would’ve learned innately to keep my own energy in check, but if you’re an empath too or know someone who is, then you also know that it can sometimes take years, if not an entire lifetime to learn how to even differentiate your own energy from those around you.

While I’ve come to embrace this trait as a gift and am just in recent years figuring out how to use to best serve me and my goals in life, it has also served, at my own hand, to keep me feeling unseen, unheard, unappreciated and perhaps the most painful, unloved.

I, along with every other empath I’ve ever spoken to, had to learn at a very young age that how we feel isn’t important enough to be a priority to anyone. In fact, we developed quite quickly the damaging belief that it’s not only our job to keep our feelings inside but to also make sure that we are catering to the emotions of (or lack thereof) everyone else and that we are meeting their needs. I often liken it to what I call “energy chameleon training”.

Through these beliefs, we begin to bring to life the idea that it is our “duty” to live simultaneously closed off emotionally, and yet hyper-tuned into how we can help others with their own problems at the moment. I recall always having severe anxiety whenever my mother would drop me off at daycare and this was due to my what had grown from these beliefs…a deep-rooted fear of abandonment. And rightly so, to this day my inner child doesn’t trust adults and I don’t blame her.

Can you relate yet? LOL While not a particularly comical topic, one thing I have learned along the way is that being able to laugh at yourself, make light of what crap comes your way does make it easier to not get caught up in energy and emotions, and to keep an open mind about obstacles. I’ve now made it a habit to turn each one into an opportunity. Perhaps this is why I’ve recently become obsessed with Alchemy, particularly Spiritual Alchemy.

(I wrote a previous article on Spiritual Alchemy if you’re unfamiliar with the term. Check it out here: How to Live as a Spiritual Alchemist )

Which brings me to the incredibly useful Alchemical tool of Transmutation. A spiritual approach to turning base elements into gold, or rather your unhealed wounds and shadow traumas into catalysts for your greatest potential.

So what does this all have to do with knowing when to let go? Well, glad you asked. 🙂

  1. If you find yourself spending a significant amount thinking about, worrying about or giving energy to something or someone that is not making you feel good, then LET IT GO. I’m not talking about the egoist-grunts of not wanting to do the work required to meet healthy goals, no, not at all. I’m referring to spending years of your life in an UNhealthy relationship with someone who convinces you that you are something you’re not, or whom cannot see your light, heart, or true intentions. Putting energy into things that drain us is a never-ending battle. And while it can be instinctual to want to love someone else into their own best self, we cannot and will not accomplish anything like this with someone who doesn’t see what you see.
  2. If you see failures as mistakes, then you may not like what I am about to say next. Failing is a fucking GOOD thing! All a “failure” truly is in the grand scheme of things is learning ONE way not to do something. And every mistake is just as vital to your success as the moments you felt everything was going great. The point is, see the entire journey and honor all parts of it. Each part is equally responsible for getting you to where you are today. This can also be said when it comes to loving those parts of us we may consider unlovable, or accepting things from our past we may not be proud of.
  3. Anything that floods your essence with shame or guilt is not for you. Trust me. It’s not for ANYONE. Regardless of what someone has or hasn’t done (people can instill shame or guilt over either if you think about it), it’s always going to be up to them whether they will choose remorse, forgiveness, growth, and love over letting the opportunity to get closer to their greatest potential slip away. We’ve all heard it before, people will not change unless they want to and ultimately it’s not our responsibility to heal others or push them to change one way or another. What we do have the right to do is walk away. To let go.

“The easiest way to be happy is to no longer hold onto what is making you sad…”

Whether you’re empathic or not, if you consider yourself to be kind, compassionate and find yourself putting the needs of others’ ahead of your own, then I’m sure my words have either struck a chord or triggered something awake inside. That thing is your soul. And it’s calling each and every one of us that actually care to listen. As they say, go within or go without. We are all mirrors and how you feel about yourself on the inside determines what you see reflected back to you from others.

Make the big leap into letting go of what you’ve convinced yourself is pushing your forward, and you just may gain a new perspective of what’s been holding you back.

Much love and have an insightful weekend my friends! <3


tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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Come on Hear the Noise – Tuning Into Your Own Resonance

In this day and age, it almost seems impossible to get away from the noise of everyday life. And what’s funny is we even go towards the noise to get away from the noise! What I mean is, we might throw on our headphones and jam some Led Zeppelin to drown out the noise of the guys outside throwing screaming trees into a chipper. You get the idea…Image result for sound music healing quote

So, why are some sounds “pleasant” and others just not-so-much? And why do some sounds appeal to one crowd and yet appall another? And furthermore, why can some sounds even be used as weapons while others are so gentle and calm they can lull babies to sleep? Well, big surprise for my regular readers here, but it all comes back to energy. 🙂 Well, more so pertaining directly to frequency or vibration and resonance. The size of the wave, people. And basically what the wave is attracted to!

Places in nature naturally carry high vibrations which are healing and vitalizing to the Soul. This is because trees and plants are biologically connected to Mother Earth and speak to one another (and us if we stop to listen) via Spirit (life-force) energy or “Mana”. Think Avatar, if you will. This is why being in nature aptly and immediately reduces stress and anxiety. It also helps quite a bit to be away from all of the Wi-Fi and microwaves that we are constantly bombarded by living in cities.

Back to resonance and frequency/vibration…

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I always thought it was so funny when you’d see on some random sitcom the cranky grandmother yelling at the kid to “turn that crap down!” and then goes on to tell a long drawn out story about how music today is horrible and nothing like it was when she was growing up.

Doesn’t every single generation feel this way about the next, though? I know that I do! Only I guess I’m weird (no surprise) because my favorite music is actually from the ’60s. Anyway, the point is that we all are drawn to that which we are tuned into; that we are in resonance with. If we only like a specific kind of music then we might want to look at how we are limiting ourselves in other areas of our lives. Ironically, people, I’ve met that love all kinds of music are some of the most easy-going, down-to-earth, kind-hearted people I’ve ever met. Perhaps it is because they can intuitively get into resonance with many different frequencies?

I find the area of sound and Cymatics fascinating. If you are unfamiliar with Cymatics, please check out the video below because pardon my French, it’s some seriously awesome shit.

Video Source: Nigel John Stanford

It’s not the easiest thing in the world to tune out the chaos of life, but fortunately, there are tools like meditation and breathing exercises and MUSIC lol to get us through! 🙂

Have a vibrational weekend!


Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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The Universe Can’t Show Off for You Unless You Show Up for It!

We’ve all been there from time to time…sitting alone with your thoughts wondering, “when is MY time gonna come???”

Well, I hate to break it to you guys, but your time is NOW and whether you hate or love me for saying so, the truth remains that the Universe cannot provide to you what you do not believe you deserve.

Sooo…let’s put this into perspective. Say we want a relationship where we feel safe, loved and heard. We feel deep down that we do so many things to show up this way ourselves, so what gives with this feeling that we aren’t getting it back?

Well, regardless of what your other half is or isn’t doing, anything done with expectation of something back is not done out of love and is NOT a genuine act of giving or contribution. In other words, it comes with conditions and strings attached, and most likely the other people involved have NO idea!

So, what this means is when you deliver and get no “thank you”, while it might leave your feeling unappreciated or unseen, this feeling isn’t coming from the other person at all. It coming from a trigger they simple acted as a catalyst for within you. This trigger is simply communicating to you that you are acting with expectations, rather than just acting for the sake of acting.

You see, what we do is ultimately who we are and what we are remembered for (or not). And when we genuinely like what we’re doing, we will genuinely like who we are, and the act gets to keep its integrity. We do it because it’s simply “who we are”. We don’t do it because “it’s our job” or “they expect me to”. Acting from those places ALWAYS comes with extra baggage in the form of guilt, shame, resentment and often anger that gets stuffed deep down until it explodes.

However, when we do things simply because of the joy we receive from doing them, with NO expectations in return, while it may seem counterintuitive, this actually creates a space of allowing those exact feelings of gratitude and appreciation to return to you. Why? Because they can’t come back in any other way, and that my friends, is the greatest trick and greatest rewards of working with the Universe.

Without complete trust, the Universe will not deliver. It doesn’t play favorites and it doesn’t punish or reward us either. It does, however, respond to energy and how you feel about yourself, what you feel about what you’re doing and why, and what you feel you’re worthy of, all determine not only how quickly, but also how obvious the Universe is going to bring those mental manifestations to your door.

We don’t need to LEARN how to manifest! We are natural born creators. It’s what we’re here for, so if anything we simply need to be reminded of it. I think in the “spiritual” community there is way too much focus on “positivity” when in truth we are manifesting ALL THE TIME regardless of how we are feeling and what we are putting out there. And honestly, I feel that it’s more important to know that first, so you understand that life is not happening TO you, but rather THROUGH you.

And when we regain that sense of power in our own lives, again while paradoxical, it allows us the comfort to let go and trust. Because we begin to see that hard times are not punishments, they are lessons and the energy we brought to them ultimately determined how easy or hard it was to get through it. We often can be our toughest critics and add a ton of mental weight to our already struggling minds when dealing with personal issues.

We finally learn that in order for the Universe to truly deliver what you DO want in your life, we must embody the gratitude that it already exists there. But it doesn’t stop there. We must trust that it is also on its way, and KNOW IT! The knowing makes it so and trust me, you will begin to see it happen more and more the more willing you are to try.

When we finally agree to our soul that it’s time to show up, the Universe finally sighs a breath of relief that you remember your own awesomeness. I often wonder if it thinks to itself, finally…they finally get it that they’re me, and I’m just them in action when they truly believe in themselves…


tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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I Just Learned I Died in Another Reality

One of the most astonishing types of reality shifts is the phenomenon in which someone dies and is witnessed alive again.  And without a doubt, the most stunning type of Alive Again experience is one in which you yourself are the person that people heard had died–and this year was the first time I heard from someone reporting that I had died.

I’ve researched numerous cases of people being reported dead, only later to be witnessed very much alive, with one of the earliest reports being that of the actor Larry Hagman, who was an actor in the TV show, “Dynasty.”  I include that one in my book, Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World, as well as my experience seeing my roommate’s dead cat very much alive again.

Ashes in 1983

My first Alive Again experience occurred in the 1980’s when my neighbor’s cat, Ashes, was run over by a car and killed… only to appear in my backyard a couple of weeks later!  I was flabbergasted, to say the least.  My husband reacted normally at first to seeing the cat, until I reminded him, “Ashes DIED a couple of weeks ago!”

My husband rubbed his chin and recalled more details, without any prompts from me.  “Oh, yeah… he was hit by a car, wasn’t he?”  I spent an hour petting and talking with Ashes, since I never thought I’d see him again after he’d died.  He had previously kept himself immaculately groomed (prior to being alive again), and he was a bit scruffier and greasier, as if he’d suddenly become a bit arthritic, and now had trouble washing himself and keeping his fur as fluffy and attractive as he had before.

I’d heard from my roommate that Ashes had died, after having been hit by a car, when I’d asked her where he was.  I had been living in the same house with that roommate, Kathryn, and her cat Ashes, for many years, and then had moved directly across the street, where I’d been delighted to continue getting to visit with Ashes most every day.  It occurs to me that having a bit of distance between my old apartment where I’d lived in the same house with Ashes, and my new apartment across the street may have provided just enough of a gap by which I could experience Kathryn telling me why I was no longer seeing Ashes come to visit in my garden–and then a couple of weeks later, be astonished to see Ashes alive again!

How I Received News of My Death

Imagine my surprise when I received an email this past month from someone named Steve, who said he had a very unusual experience that he wanted to share with me:

Hi Cynthia,

I have an unusual story to tell you in regard to the Mandela Effect. My name is Steve Boucher and I’m from St.Catharines, Ontario.  I’m 63.  I have had several occurrences of the Mandela Effect in my life over the years, but none like the most recent one.  I watched your interview with Regina Meredith on Gaia TV and have been a fan of your work for a while now.  Shortly after the interview with Regina, I decided to visit your Facebook page to learn more.  Upon arriving at your Facebook page, I was greeted with a message from your husband stating that he regretted to inform us that you had passed away and that you had been ill for quite a while.  I was shocked to read this news and immediately responded offering my condolences.  I remember feeling this great sadness come over me, as I had very much enjoyed your work.

A month or so later, I noticed a new video of yours on YouTube and was amazed to see that it was a recent video.  Then I started to notice more recent videos popping up on YouTube. It didn’t take me long to realize that you were still alive!  I realized then, that I must have shifted to a different timeline in which you had not passed away.  I knew then, that I had to write to you and tell you this story, as strange as it sounds.  I am grateful to have shifted to a timeline in which you are alive and continuing to bring videos to the public about the Mandela Effect and time shifting.  Hope you don’t think I’m crazy. I just had to tell you.

My response to Steve’s email was:

Wow–that is a DOOZY of a reality shift!  I am so glad you and I are both today in a reality where I am alive and well–and no, I don’t think you’re crazy.  This is the first time I’ve heard from someone reporting that they’d seen believable evidence that I’d died, and then seen me alive again, yet it does bring to mind another related type of reality shift. I’ve heard from people who tell me that they are certain I did not exist previously in their experienced realities, since if I did, they would surely have come across my website and YouTube videos, yet I had not.

I’ve been interviewed twice now by Regina Meredith for GaiaTV, most recently with a show about high energy money that aired in early 2019.  Since you are writing to me about this matter this year in 2019, am I correct in surmising that my death after long illness that you experienced was this year, in 2019?  I’m also curious if you recall any other details.

I then received Steve’s response in reply:

I don’t think I’ve seen the new high energy money video with Regina yet. I think this was shortly after the previous video you did with her. Although, it was in 2019 that I noticed this. I find in most of my observations of the Mandela Effect,  often the memories are a little obscured. Sometimes it is difficult to clearly remember specific details. Another thing I have noticed, is that a certain number of the instances seem to center around the death of a person. I’ve also noticed that when these types of incidents occur, people associated with the event, seem to disappear and become very difficult to track down to ask them how they remember it. It’s almost as though when there is a reality shift, especially if it relates to a death, all the loose ends relating to the old timeline are mysteriously tied up, making it almost impossible to get confirmation. Have you noticed this? It’s almost as if there is some kind of intelligence cleaning up any evidence that things were different before the shift occurred.

After receiving Steve’s emails, I went back to see when that first interview I did with Regina Meredith aired, and it looks like that it was originally planned to be released in mid-November 2016, but going back to check some of my notes, it looks like it likely aired in one of the first days of January 2017.  At that time, I had been publishing YouTube videos each month until I became very sick with a respiratory infection starting in December 2016, and thus there is a gap of several months between my YouTube video of November 23, 2016, Mandela Effect VS Manifestation (before I got very sick) and the next one I did, Many Possible Realities and Mandela Effect, on April 3, 2017, once I was feeling well enough to get back into creating videos.  I had been so ill in December 2016 that I commented to just a few closest friends and family that I felt I’d been close to death.

How it Feels to be ‘Alive Again’

I have a clear sense that I’ve experienced Divine Love and Divine Grace.  During the time I had been so ill, I was aware of the fragility of life.  Realizing that I’m now in a unique position to know how it feels to be Alive Again, my first emotional responses are of great gratitude and thanks, with a sense of reverence.  I have renewed my personal commitment to keep a pure heart, making a daily meditative and prayerful practice of requesting assistance from God / Divine Source to purify my heart and keep it pure, so that all I feel in my heart is a sense of Divine Love and Joy.

To me, this incident is a great deal bigger than most all the other types of reality shifts I report in the monthly RealityShifters ezine.  And I feel very grateful to Steve and all others who felt I might die and had an adverse emotional reaction to that possibility.  I know of two other friends who, in addition to Steve, also were aware that I might almost die at that time, about two years ago.

One thing I’ve noticed when having a “No!” reaction to hearing news of someone’s death, to be followed later by them being alive again is that it’s entirely possible that people connected through collective consciousness are making a kind of vote on the matter.  I thus was especially grateful to hear news that some people were alive again after I’d heard reports of their death, including:  Larry Hagman, Jane Goodall, and Benicio del Toro–and my roommate’s cat, Ashes.  While not everyone I hear of dying subsequently is alive again, I’m just grateful for those that I have experienced being alive again so far in my life.  The reason I attribute such shared awareness and “No!” votes to altering reality is that I witnessed a similar effect once in my household when our beloved elderly family dog appeared to be getting cataracts.  I noticed this on my own one day, and emotionally felt, “No! This can’t be happening to our dear dog!” and almost immediately, his eyes looked bright and clear. Then my daughter told me one day, “Bad news about the dog.”  I immediately inquired, “Is it about his eyes?” and replied that, “It sometimes looks like he’s getting cataracts, but then we can feel we don’t wish that to occur, and it reverses out.”  A similar discussion then followed with my husband, and after that, none of us ever witnessed our dog’s eyes clouding over again.

Because I’ve witnessed the benefit of shared collective consciousness assisting the wellbeing of others (such as my family with our dog’s vision), I am now feeling grateful to all those who would not wish me to have died.

Mandela Effects Go Far Back in Time

In Steve’s correspondence with me related to my being Alive Again, he raised the subject of changes to the Bible, going back thousands of years.  Steve wrote:

There is one Mandela Effect that completely baffles me. It is perhaps the oldest one discovered. It would be the biblical scripture of Isaiah 11:6. I was raised as a Christian and have a strong Christian background. I left the church and abandoned Christianity over a decade ago, after reading some books by author Bart D. Ehrman on the origins of Christianity and the bible. But, that’s another story. The scripture found in Isaiah 11:6 has changed.  I remember it reading that ‘the lion will lie down with the lamb.’  Now, it reads, ‘the wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid…’ I knew that scripture well, so much so that I did a pastel painting of the scene once, with a lion lying down with a lamb.  Ask anyone who knows the Bible well, and they will tell you that it was the ‘lion’ that lied down with the lamb, not the wolf.

I have looked up that scripture in many different versions of the bible and they all say the wolf will dwell with the lamb now.  Even the oldest bibles now say this. I have a very old one that is falling apart.  I bought it because the illustrations in it were done by Gustav Dore, who is one of my favorite artists.  It reads the same way. This shows that the Mandela Effect can actually be retroactive, changing thousands of years of history.  The implications of this are staggering.

Isaiah 11:6 (KJV)
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

The passage above is one of the most well known and most quoted verses in the Bible yet some claim that this is correct. It is not! This verse should read, “The lion shall lie down with the lamb…”

It makes me wonder about time travel. Could it have been possible for someone to have gone back in time and influenced Isaiah to write the scripture differently? This is one possibility that might explain how something like this could change history and have a ripple effect that could completely rewrite history and many would never be aware of it.

I also recall the Bible passage about the lion laying down with the lamb, and recall having heard it exclusively mentioned that way, with no mention about a wolf lying down with the lamb.  I know of an artist, Kimberly-Lynn Hanson, who recently had a Mandela effect gallery showing in which she invites viewers to consider how some Mandela effects may be ‘closer to truth.’  These are presented like brain-teaser puzzles, and now that way of viewing Mandela effects has me wondering how it might be possible that a “wolf lying down with the lamb” might be closer to truth.  When I think about this particular example, the first thing that comes to my mind is that wolves and lambs have often historically been found living closer together than lions and lambs.  Lions are native to Africa, and their natural prey has historically consisted of wild animals such as gazelles, rather than tame farm animals such as sheep.

There appears to be no limit on how far back in time Mandela effects are capable of going, and this could go a long way to helping explain how our universe is so amazingly off-the-charts unlikely to have come into being ‘accidentally’ or ‘randomly.’  With such a built in collective consciousness ‘voting’ mechanism as reality shifts and Mandela effects seem to provide, we begin to get a sense of how there truly is a hidden order of intrinsic goodness and consciousness operating everywhere, and every-when.

So yes, I do believe it’s possible that the Bible can now have been written differently–and just about everything that’s so far occurred can also have been done differently.  I include a section near the beginning of my book, Quantum Jumps, about how our appreciation and understanding of quantum logic and how quantum jumps can and do occur is about to transform every field of study–including medicine and our courts of law, and not just constrained to various fields of science.  We already witness that there have been sudden shifts in the evolutionary stages of plants and animals–and to me, quantum jumps helps explain the otherwise inexplicable typical lack of ‘missing links’ along the evolutionary trails.  Scientists have even witnessed in laboratory settings that, for example, lactose-intolerant bacteria have mutated in a single generation to suddenly, inexplicably, be able to digest lactose when that was their only source of food in their petri dish environments.

The clues that there might exist a science of miracles has been with us literally for millions of years–yet thanks to quantum physics, we are only just now beginning to fully appreciate what this actually means, and how it might really work.

Dr. Yasunori Nomura with Cynthia Sue Larson

Alive Again and Suddenly Appearing

Equally intriguing to me and possibly very related to these Alive Again reality shift experiences are those in which people seem to pop out of nowhere.  I noticed that physicist Dr. Yasunori Nomura definitely didn’t exist in my realities at the time I was researching and writing my book, “Quantum Jumps” in 2013, since I would have found his research papers and published works in the fields I was investigating, right alongside his colleague, Raphael Bousso, whose work I do cite in Quantum Jumps.  I was able to tell Dr. Nomura this in person when I met him to chat and have tea after seeing him at a showing of the 2013 film, “Particle Fever” at UC Berkeley in 2014, and Yasunori seemed to appreciate the possibility that these sorts of macro-scale quantum events really can and do happen, and such might be the case with his sudden existence in my realities.  I have been told by several people, starting around late 2010 that they were absolutely 100% certain I didn’t use to exist in their realities prior to that time, since they definitely would have heard of me and my website and books and research–which at that point in time had been around for a decade.

I invite you to watch the companion video to this blog post at:



QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: https://www.RealityShifters.com

3 Sacred Paths to Reclaiming Your Divinity : Spiritual Journey

Sacred Journey

photo by Elido Turco

By Mateo Sol | Loner Wolf

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you? ~ Rumi

Most people in the modern world have resigned themselves to a cliched existence, indulging in endless distractions. They go through life with a minimal or pseudo-faith and avoid grasping the emptiness of their lives. They are endlessly haunted by the shallowness of their relationships, neurotic issues, and inescapable loneliness.

And yet there’s so much more to us as a species than what we really know. You and I carry the most mysterious and magnificent qualities within us imaginable, yet we unknowingly guard and protect the great gift that is our Souls from the world. It’s so easy for us to feel meaningless when we perceive ourselves as mere cogs in society’s machine. The truth is that we are much more than slaves of 9 to 5 jobs. We are capable of creating deeply meaningful, mystical and fulfilling lives. We are capable of finding our true calling.

For centuries the indigenous people throughout the world have known that to fully explore the depths of the Soul we must venture into a spiritual journey of the unknown darkness within ourselves. In many ancient cultures, they had Elders and Shamans to encourage and oversee these journeys toward a deeper spiritual existence. Sadly, these days in our own cultures, we have lost such sacred rites and rituals. Instead, orthodox religion has replaced living spirituality with a theoretical god, dismissing and outlawing personal experimentation and union with the Divine.

Listening to Your True Calling

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People have felt this pull toward something greater than themselves since the beginning of time. Ancient cultures had many stories that served to illustrate the journey to wholeness or Nirvana. These journeys mythologist Joseph Campbell described as the “Calls to Adventure.” A call to adventure is something we all experience at least once in life. When we embark on this adventure, we begin the process of gaining self-understanding and reclaiming our precious soul gifts.

The archetype of the hero or heroine discovering their true spiritual nature goes back thousands of years. The Greek’s told the story of Orpheus who descended into the underworld to rescue his bride Eurydice from Hades. The Nordic people had their hero-warrior Beowulf, and the Sumerian’s wrote of Inanna who battled her sister in the dark world. Through history, there have been so many stories of individuals who have struggled through hardship to find themselves.

Related Article: A Journey Into Finding Your Life Purpose

These heroes symbolize our spiritual journeys: of leaving everything behind, entering the unknown, encountering countless unconscious monsters, and finally returning back home with a sense of renewed fulfillment and wisdom.

The Three Worlds of the Spiritual Journey

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep. ~ Rumi

At some point in life, we all experience the “call to adventure.” Often our journeys start when we experience sudden spiritual awakenings or the dark night of the soul. Often without wanting to, we are cast onto the path of soul expansion.

Related Article: The Dark Night Of The Soul

Like you, I have wandered these paths and have at times wound up lost and confused. For this reason, I find it useful to map out the spiritual journey in a way that helps the human mind know where it is, and where it will go next. My Andean ancestry speaks of three worlds that we can experience in life: the Upper World(Hanaq Pacha), the Middle World (Kay Pacha) and the Lower World (Ukhu Pacha).

 In many traditions and mythologies, these three worlds correspond to the different realms of Self. The Upper World is the home of Spirit, the Underworld the home of Souls, and the Middle World is the home of the physical body and human ego. Different practices and techniques are used in each of the three realms to help us spiritually mature and rediscover joy, peace, and wholeness.

Below I’ll explore each of these realms with you:

Middle World

Purpose: Personality development

In our everyday lives, we function within the middle world. The middle world is responsible for our ego development, and yet many people on the spiritual path ignore this vital element of inner growth. Without developing a healthy personality, our spiritual growth reaches a dead end.

In life, we all begin within the middle world, or physical realm. As children and teenagers, we go through various years of personality change and growth. Finally, as adults, we all have developed unique personalities. Yet many of us fail to continue our self-development, getting lost in corporate jobs and the pursuit of money, status, and fame.

The goal of the middle world path is to develop a healthy personality or ego. Tasks involved in this process involve the exploration of core emotional wounds, self-love, and the cultivation of authenticity. A healthy adult ego will be able to love freely, be vulnerable, express creativity, and display empathy towards others.

We cannot develop a healthy personality by using techniques from the Upper or Under World such as meditation or shadow work. Instead, we must use techniques that pertain to ego development and healing such as assertiveness training, non-violent communication techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, NLP, and other psychological avenues of self-development.

Under World

Purpose: Soul discovery

Our Soul is the vital, mysterious and wild core of our individual selves. It is a unique essence in each of us that goes deeper than our personalities. Think of the Soul as one of many streams that run back to the ocean of Spirit, or one of many unique clouds on the endless sky of Spirit. Our Souls contain our heartfelt purposes, unique meanings, gifts, and the ultimate significance of our individual lives. To access these deep layers and qualities we must descend into the Under World of our unconscious minds.

Unfortunately, for thousands of years, our culture has “protected” us from the hardships and dangers of the descent into the Soul. This has been done through the establishment of comfortable, predictable and clockwork lives that revolve around material pleasures and shallow values. In fact, thanks to religious thought, the descent into our Under Worlds has been condemned as “evil” and wayward. Only Shamanic cultures and a few Western mystical schools like Hermeticism and Alchemy have dedicated themselves to exploring the Under World.

The descent into the Under World has been so feared and avoided because it is a perilous journey. There is a reason why Christianity referred to this place as “hell.” Within our, Under Worlds lie our repressed thoughts, feelings, desires, and even denied gifts. Often when we descend or ascend, into ourselves, we come across many demons, ghastly creatures and other parts of our Shadow Selves that we’ve been hiding from.

Yet despite the fact that the Under World journey can be such a harrowing and haunting experience, it is ultimately a powerful odyssey. Only by descending into our personal Under Worlds can we truly come to terms with our true life callings, talents, gifts, and deepest values.

Under World, or soul work techniques, include practices that allow us to access altered states of consciousness. These may include crafts such as lucid dreaming, drumming, shadow work, shamanic trances, vision quests, etc.

Upper World

Purpose: Uniting with Spirit

The Upper World journey, or that of the ascent, is what we often refer to as Self-Realization. There comes a moment in our journey between the middle world and the underworld in which a perfect balance is formed, allowing us to move up into the Upper World. For example, it’s much harder to “Spiritually Awaken” to the Upper World when our unconscious minds are plagued with deep childhood traumas (that stem from the underworld), trust issues (underworld problem) and poor self-esteem (middle world problem).

We enter the path of ascent into the Upper World when we learn to surrender our ego identification and soul identification. Ultimately, we not only intellectually understand that everything is One, but we experience it at a core level. At this point, we are free from the illusion of having a separate self. This has also been commonly referred to as the state of Enlightenment. (I’ve written about this topic further in this article.)

This permanent shift of consciousness is about merging with the Infinite, Divine, Eternal and Absolute. Techniques used to taste this state of being are often found in the mystical schools of Zen, Kundalini, Taoism, Sufism, and disciplines such as meditation and yoga.

Note: Unfortunately many people in the spiritual community believe that ascension is all that is needed to experience peace and wholeness. As a result, the middle world and underworld paths have been cast aside as if they don’t matter. However, only focusing on your “higher chakras,” cultivating positivity and oneness with Spirit, creates lopsided individuals. When the darker and more down-to-earth elements of self-growth are ignored, the result is imbalanced and unhealthy individuals.

Preparing For Your Journey

The spiritual journey to enlightenment is not like climbing a mountain. We rarely start at the bottom and climb to the top. Instead, for most of us the spiritual journey is like hiking through a beautiful, but a perilous range of valleys. Our spiritual journeys alternate between periods of descending and ascending. In one period of our lives, we may cultivate our connection with Spirit, while in other parts we may descend to the Soul to heal core wounds, or the middle world to develop self-love.

Finally, it is very possible and also quite common to get hung up in these valleys. Many of us become lost, distracted, and even forget why we were trying to get to the top of the mountain in the first place. However, with guidance, willpower, and persistence, we can make our way through.

In the end, you will find that the spiritual journey is like a mystical marriage between the ego, the Soul, and the Spirit. One cannot exist without the other.

Photo by: Elido Turco

Atlantis Rising! Upgrade your Akashic Records

By Jill Mattson | * www.jillswingsoflight.com

The Atlantis “Myth” may be the most enduring grand mystery of all time… an enigma that was famously recorded by Plato around 360 BC (and it was ancient at that time!).  Atlantis has captured the interest and imagination of countless generations; over 2,000 books have been written on this most famous “Lost Continent”.  It has even been suggested that the longevity of the “myth”, and mankind’s fascination with Atlantis is due to the memory of Atlantis in our collective subconscious – indelibly written into The Akashic Record.

The last Golden Age of Atlantis, was the most spiritual time experienced on this Earth. Atlantis’s Glory was eclipsed, but now her ancient wisdom and wonder is rebirthing in the upcoming Golden Age. Masters, old and new, have long foretold that there would arise a NEW Golden Age.

Sages have linked “Golden Ages” – periods in which the Earth is bathed in harmonious energy – to the beginning of a Platonic Year Cycle. A Platonic Year is one cycle of the equinoxes around the ecliptic lasting about 26,000 years. At the end of an old Platonic cycle there is much discord and disruption – in the earth’s weather and geologic activity as well as in the affairs of men. The beginning of a new Platonic Year is a time of rebirth and renewal.

The past Golden Age of Atlantis was the pinnacle of Spiritual attainment, ever experienced on Earth. After shining eons, Atlantis vanished… but NOW, Her Ancient Wisdom and Glory are reborn. This time is unlike any other. The catalyst for the beautiful coming age is Lightworkers, like You! It is time to unleash your ancient mastery!

Many of us sense… there is a far deeper truth beyond our physical realms. We CAN open our hearts and our eyes to a new reality and change our lives as a result. We can prepare ourselves for the ultimate step. We will accelerate our spiritual scope and growth. Part of Ascension and Enlightenment require opening to the deeper truths, trusting our natural feelings and reconnecting with our roots.

The longevity and the endurance of the Atlantis “Myth” are due to the permanent place this Magical Kingdom holds in our collective subconscious. Atlantis – to us – is like an instinct in a wild animal – it is naturally present in our genes & in our souls.

The Signs are Everywhere

The signs are clear – from old Mayan predictions, Nostradamus, Old Hebrew, John the Beloved (in Revelations: Bible) … and many others – the alignment of the stars and the events around us tell that the dawn of the New Age is at hand. We can recapture the mastery of Atlantis! Her secrets are being revealed to us! The powerful tool of the Akashic Records has been regifted to mankind to aid us in transforming our souls.

The doors to the destruction of the old and the realization of our destiny are open. There will be upheaval and devastation, but equally rebirth and renewal. Destructive weather and false prophets will churn the world. Political instability and chaos will threaten. But also, miracles and wonders will occur … biblical events come alive. The Lost Continent will reveal all of her secrets once again.

Think to the undeniable evidence at hand: weather calamities and natural disasters are becoming more numerous than in any period we know of… tremendous hurricanes and storms, torrential rains and severe droughts; earthquakes and volcanic eruptions of extreme violence. These – ever more prevalent natural disasters – portend monumental changes. Whatever your political views – I believe it is unassailable that political extremism is out of control. International tensions are at generational highs. More and more countries possess nuclear weapons… the earth’s ecosystem is failing… what can an individual do?

Take heart, do NOT despair, for truly Atlantis IS Rising… within You! Our collective energy will open the forbidden seals and release the secrets and marvels of a great civilization long past.

Akashic Records

The Akashic records were located in the Great Atlantean Crystal Pyramid in the 5th dimension that is not visible to mankind at this time. Being so powerful, they have been closed to mankind for thousands of years to prevent misuse. Within the last hundreds of years, the door to this transformational tool has been reopened… preparing for…. Atlantis Rising.

What exactly is the Akashic Record? I like the description of it as the Akashic Field because a field (like a force field or a gravitational field) more clearly helps us conceptualize what the Akashic Record is – an infinite collection of indestructible energies that capture the life force and spirit force of all life and all consciousness. Everything – past, present and future about you is written indelibly in the Akashic Field. Science even suggests that consciousness is vibrating fields of energies and information (Akashic Records). Energy can be changed. And it must! …As we step into our own mastery. Your soul wants you to upgrade, rewrite all negative histories and unwanted traits … upgrade your vibrations… and yes it can be done! The universe is your friend.

Understand the real roots of today’s problems in relationships, health and work. How did a past life impact this one? Break contracts/patterns with unwanted people, energies and health issues that continually show up in your life. Undo fears, phobias, emotional patterns, genetic patterns and blockages. Allow the Akashic records to run foreword to insure you are happy with the outcome.

Why do you want to look at your Akashic Records? In past lives, you may have talents and abilities that you want to connect with? Do you like Music, Art? Architecture? Travel? Selling? John Lennon dreamed (i.e., accessed his Akashic records) the song Imagine before he “wrote” it. Pick stocks, find a new place to live that will suit you, love interests, work partners, understanding of your moods, to alter your job or get a new one….

Look at the worldwide knowledge about the Akashic Records:

  • Every moment you write new Akashic records. Jesus said, “As a man thinketh, so is he.”
  • Blavatsky (1831 – 1891) Access Akashic records to create the life we want now.
  • Jewish tradition – the Book of Life is opened on Rosh Hashanah – to look and atone before God sets karma/punishment. (they know what is written can be atoned for and changed.
  • Exodus 32:32, “If you will not forgive their sin, blot me out of your Book of Life.”
  • Revelations 20:12 – “and the books were opened, which is the Book of Life; the dead were judged according to what was written in the books.”
  • Philippians 20:12 “Help these women… whose names are in the Book of Life

*Posted in its entirety with the permission of the author.

Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.


Exploring the World of Quantum Nonlocality Consciousness: [VIDEO]

Ever feel alone and possibly a bit insignificant in this world? I’m sure we all have at one time or another as it’s totally natural to get caught up in our own minds and emotions and convince ourselves that we are somehow separate from all that we perceive “around” us. But thankfully, there are parts of the world of physics that are bringing us all together; or rather helping us remember that we were never really apart to begin with.

And speaking of time, what a wonderful time we live in; the time where theories of Quantum Mechanics are beginning to take the stage and demand the attention they deserve. What’s funny, though perhaps is they are not having to make such demands much these days as the doors of science begin to open up to these (not so) new and unmistakably awesome concepts of our quantum reality that conventional means of science have just been unable to address.

Related Article: Quantum Phase: Time, Parallel Realities and The Brain

We know that everything is energy, but what if consciousness is where energy (and time, space and matter) is coming from? What I mean is that what if we stop to consider that consciousness IS the driving force behind creation and God, or what I prefer to call “Source” is simply the ultimate, the original thought, the original moment of consciousness, that simply became aware of itself?

If we look at the Big Bang Theory in such a manner, than we might consider that it was simply the aftermath of that very moment of self-awareness. It literally burst forth everything we know in our universe into creation, splintering itself into smaller cosmic slivers so it could go on and know itself even more, and in every manner and experience possible. This is where WE come in as human incarnations, as mere fragments of this conscious divinity.

The video below gets into this a lot further and takes us down the proverbial rabbit hole to ask these and other questions about quantum consciousness.

Video Source: ScienceandNonduality

Nonlocality shows that nothing in existence is really separate and everything is in fact connected. So, yes the hippies and gurus have it right, we ARE all one! This can now be proven scientifically as on an atomic level we are all interconnected energy in motion. So, next time you are feeling a bit insignificant and alone in this world, remember this amazing fact of life and let it touch your heart. For when we remember deep in our soul that there is nothing separating us from anything we want, where we wish to be, people we would like to meet or be with, etc. we can literally know that the only distance that exists is in our minds and our perceptions of the situation.This is how some people can “make mountains out of molehills” while others simply climb with smiles plastered across their faces. It’s all in how we choose to look at things that truly determines what we actually see. 🙂

Related Article: Your Brain Is Not Your Mind: An Exploration of the True Nature of Consciousness

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Scientists Prove People Experience Different Realities

I’m fascinated by news this past month of exciting results from a quantum physics experiment that according to the MIT Technology Review appears to provide evidence that two people can observe the exact same event, see two different things happen, and both be correct.

Observers Witness the Same Event Differently

Physicists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh succeeded in bringing a classic Gedankenexperiment (thought experiment) out of the realm of pure conjecture and into the real, physical world of a physics laboratory.  The thought experiment requires two people to observe one single photon–which is a quantum, or indivisible, unit of light.  Quantum particles can behave as either particles, or as waves, settling into one state or the other (particle or wave) at the precise moment it is observed.  All the rest of the time when the particle is not being observed by someone, it exists in a ‘superposition of states’ in which it can be considered to be simultaneously both ‘particle’ and ‘wave.’  When a second person is unaware of the first person’s observational measurement, this thought experiment proposes that the second person who is unaware of the first person’s measurement might be able to to confirm that the photon still exists in a quantum superposition (undecided) state.

Scientists including Caslav Brukner at University of Vienna in Austria and Massimiliano Proietti at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh took this experimental concept and created an experimental apparatus involving lasers, beam splitters, and six photons to be measured by various equipment representing the role of the two observers.  Preliminary results appear to provide real evidence that within quantum physics, our assumption of shared objective reality may be inaccurate.

How Nature Operates

Welcome to the new Quantum Age, featuring quantum logic!  With this new physics experiment supporting the idea that two people can observe the same event, see two different things happen, and both be correct, we are catching glimpses of the way Nature operates.  In Nature, we witness such things as:  instantaneous species mutation to the most advantageous possible adaptation, and plants routinely performing photosynthesis at more than 90% efficiency.  Lactose-intolerant organisms have been observed to adapt to a new lactose-based food source when it was the only one available, by making an evolutionary leap in one generation.  All photosynthesizing plants are performing miraculously efficient feats of storing energy from incoming photons, far beyond any human photovoltaic technologies.

When viewing the way so many natural systems seem able to ‘jump to the best reality,’ I can’t help feeling that we’re witnessing nothing less than some kind of deeper, hidden underlying awareness at work–far beyond what materialists might claim to be in charge.  Philosophers who share my sense that we are witnessing some kind of optimalism at work include Nicholas Rescher, author of a book on this topic called Axiogenesis.  I enjoy taking conscious part in this evolution by consistently asking, “How good can it get?”

The Second Quantum Revolution

I predict that we are now at the dawn of witnessing so-called ‘quantum phenomena’ moving out of the so-called ‘quantum realm’ ever increasingly in view in our everyday macroscopic lives.

When I gave a talk for Marin Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) this past month before having seen news of this experiment, I mentioned the famous EPR paper, as well as Wigner’s Friend, Quantum Zeno Effect and EPR steering–but where all of this gains traction and significance is in the context that we are now officially entering the “second quantum revolution” in which macro-scale quantum technology is being created now.  This new quantum technological race will feature engineering devices bringing ‘quantum scale’ phenomena into the macroscopic realm for applications in computing, communication, encryption and more. Macroscopic quantum systems have been developed recently in laboratories around the world, and with such fierce competition, we’ll soon be seeing astonishing breakthroughs, such as entangled diamonds.

Mandela Effect, Reality Shifts, and No Objective Reality

Physicists involved with this recent experiment, Massimiliano Proietti and his colleagues, state that, “The scientific method relies on facts, established through repeated measurements and agreed upon universally, independently of who observed them.”  Yet we are now glimpsing some of the first clear evidence that such assumptions can be proven false.  We are starting to see that the physicist Eugene Wigner’s idea that two scientists might have two different experiences while witnessing the same event appears to be proving to be true.

News of these experimental results is validating for the work I’ve been doing these past 20 years… and very exciting in terms of the implications for how humans can truly address all seemingly ‘impossible’ problems and situations–of every size, shape, and variety!  After 20 years of waiting for such an announcement, I’m pleased to see these experimental results that provide validation that we can expect to sometimes witness alternate histories from what others observe.  When we recognize that such subjective observation of ‘facts’ is constantly taking place, and that this can help provide a foundation by which we can better understand what is going on with the Mandela Effect and reality shifts, we can gain renewed confidence that humanity can address all seemingly ‘impossible’ problems and situations.

Welcome to the Quantum Age!


I invite you to watch the companion video to this blog post at:



QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: https://www.RealityShifters.com

Examining the True Nature of Consciousness: Your Brain is Not Your Mind

Kerry Creaswood | Waking Times

There’s a fundamental question that’s been asked for ages – are your brain and your mind the same thing? If not, what’s the difference?

First, let’s take a look at the standard definition of mind:

“The element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought.” – Merriam-Webster

Now let’s look at how they define brain:

“An organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity.” – Merriam-Webster

The first thing you’ll notice is that the definitions are very different. The second thing is that the mind focuses more on thoughts and feelings, while the brain focuses more on physical features.

There is no doubt that what you are thinking originates in the brain, but are the mind and the brain the same thing? Is there more to our consciousness then just the firing of neurons across soft tissue?

Most people use mind and brain interchangeably. The truth is that in order for them to be the same thing, the mind needs to be made up entirely from the brain. In reality, your mind does not care what your brain thinks. Psychologists think that the mind can actually control your brain.

Your Mind Can Smile

A great example of how the mind and the brain are actually two different components is by examining your ability to smile.

“For example, your brain will interpret the muscles you use to smile as a sign of happiness, even if you are sad.  Thus, you can trick the brain into thinking you are happy by placing a pencil in your mouth and biting down on it, because you use the same muscles. Likewise, cortisol levels that habituate slowly are misread as the continuing presence of threat, even though the threat does not exist. This is problematic for the brain, which has not evolved much; it is not problematic for the mind, which constantly changes.” – Billi Gordon Ph.D.

This is what really separates the two. Your mind is something that is constantly evolving based on feelings and experiences. The brain is only there to interpret these things and provide feedback. This means that the mind is really about your desires and the subconscious self. You can form opinions and change them without any input from the brain. This is why there are mental health benefits from just changing your habits.

Right and Wrong

Your mind and the brain cannot possibly be the same thing as they do not share the same attributes. The brain is highly physical in nature. It can process physical pain, which helps you react to danger. It can process light to ensure your eyes operate at optimal efficiency.

However, the brain cannot decide whether or not to walk to work or ride a bicycle. It cannot decide if you should call your mother this weekend or not. In fact, the brain cannot make any decisions. The brain is like a computer that simply takes input and provides an output.

Decisions are emotional, not logical. Your brain may store the information, but it is up to the mind how to use it.

Your brain cannot tell the difference between right and wrong. It is up to your mind to sort that out. The brain simply takes physical inputs and translates them. Much like the smile example above, the mind is able to manipulate the brain. If you can change your mind on whether or not something is right or wrong, your brain will react accordingly, even if the outcome is identical.

For example, if you made up your mind to push someone over for no reason, your mind knows this is wrong, and you will feel bad. These feelings are communicated to the brain, which causes you to physically feel sadness, regret, etc.

If you push someone over to help them avoid getting hit by a train, your mind knows that this is right, and you will feel good. These feelings are communicated to the brain, which causes you to physically feel joy, happiness, etc.

Even though the exact same action and result occurred physically, your brain processed them in two different ways and sends two different signals to your body. What affected these different responses was in the mind, through the decision you made.

About the Author

Kerry Creaswood is a blogger from Savannah, Georgia. She is fond of various forms of art and thinks that everything we can imagine is real.
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Are You Witnessing Reality Shifts, Time Jumps, The Mandela Effect? If So, You’re NOT Alone! (Video)

According to Quantum Researcher Cynthia Sue Larson “Reality Shifts” are EVERYWHERE!

The Mandela EffectTen minutes before Hector from Chile, near Santiago actually drove to pick up his nephew who stood waiting nearby, the nephew phoned to say, “Uncle why did you just pass me on the street? I saw you and you drove by and didn’t even stop!”

Hector, somewhat amusingly said to his nephew, “Well you just got to see me and my truck time jump.”

Though it sounds like something out of a sequel of Back to the Future, it’s not. This is real life for Hector. He feels what is called Time Jumps happen to him all of the time.

This is just one story that quantum researcher and publisher of the website realityshifters.com Cynthia Sue Larson recently shared with me during our latest episode of Higher Journeys Radio.

“It looks like we’re reaching a tipping point of consciousness…I think there’s been a jump in awareness [about people] experiencing these things,” Cynthia revealed.

The bizarre and unpredictable nature of reality is a subject near and dear to Cynthia. Not just because she’s been fascinated by and collected hundreds of personal reports of what she calls Reality Shifts, but because she herself is an experiencer.

As much as the masses immerse themselves in what is considered a predictable and unchanging landscape of life, instances of time jumps, reality shifts and also what has now become popularly known as “The Mandela Effect,” remembering a different history than what is considered a historical fact, is fast becoming more of the norm.

I asked Cynthia whether the instances of reality anomalies were increasing vs. the amount of people taking notice of such “high strangeness.” Though she tends to feel it’s the latter, some feel that due to a planetary or frequency shift of energy, the proverbial veil between third dimensional reality and other dimensions is thinning, and therefore making these sorts of bizarre glitches in reality far more frequent. Admittedly, I tend to be in this camp.

Nonetheless, a shifting, plastic and more malleable reality is becoming the new normal.

Other accounts discussed in this episode include a woman from California who personally witnessed specific content from two books she owned disappear into thin air – I then relate my own story about how several days before the death of Sopranos star James Gandolfini, I saw a headline with his picture on a website that had announced his death!

The stories, just get stranger and stranger…

Is this the true nature of reality?

Check out my interview with Cynthia to hear more of this fascinating discussion!

Listen/Watch my last interview with Cynthia Sue Larson – Anomalies of Reality recorded in May of last year.

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Are Lightworkers Strategically Placed on the Planet?

Zen Gardner | HumansAreFree

Lightworkers, Are You Alone Or Strategically Placed?

I hear from so many people who feel isolated and alone during this awakening and massive paradigm shift taking place around the globe.

Spouses can’t wake up partners to the truth; family members and close friends think you’ve gone wonky, while the mainstream matrix mouthpieces keep up their barrage of derision against anyone who dares to look past the range of their narrow blinders.

It does suck. We all experience this phenomenon and the isolation that seems to accompany the wake up.

Here’s a hugely happy thought. If we’re an organic, cosmically influenced body of crystalline receivers and broadcasters in an alive and amazing all-knowing Universe, perhaps we’re exactly where we’re each supposed to be.

In fact, we’re probably carefully distributed to create a world-wide grid of truth.

Cool? In other words, once again there’s no mistake with synchronicity!

Oh, Look At All the Lonely People… Connected!

Are we all all truly strategically positioned for the best possible effect on the cosmos and the awakening?

Resonates with me, as trippy as it may seem. Why not?

We’re each generators, nodes, transmitters, relays, conduits and vessels of light, truth and love. The ultimate power of positive transformation. And we may be just where we’re supposed to be, lonely or not. So take heart!

So the loneliness is from what? Perhaps devised separateness, a systematically broken down and compartmentalized imposed society of induced helpless creatures supposedly awaiting the touch of a distant god or some romantic “other” to free them. All based on conceptual lies of separateness.

They do try, don’t they?

Yes we need emotional bonding, but within a constructive framework. The purpose of the imposed matrix is to break us down to negative, destructively entropic self-degrading emotions and responses, fight or flight left brain reactions, and self-flagellating flailings about in the mystic.

And then bonding to their “idols” of confusion and materialistic insanity for so-called security.

Wrong. Clearly wrong. Don’t let anybody fall for it.

Positioning – Be!…and Broadcast Where You Are!

This is perhaps a revolutionary idea, but nothing that’s not already in place. I contend that to not realize this is to decrease the intensity and effectiveness of our power grid. Immensely.

Those of you who’ve awakened to this realization of the importance of “now consciousness” know what I’m talking about.

That humanity has been distracted from this knowledge and understanding through false teaching, amusements and entertainment is one of history’s greatest lies and tragedies for humankind.

We can’t all be physically together, except in a very large concept. And the truth warriors with whom we each communicate are often in far flung locations and operate in their own personal nexus.

But in the grid? We are already one. Turn it up and Shine! We are One and Now!

Read the entire article here.

Complexity Theory Simplified & Organized: [VIDEO] Neil Theise

You ever have to say to someone, “Why are you being SO difficult?!?!” Perhaps you never said, but I know we’ve all thought it at one time or another! 🙂 Your efforts can be exhausting having to work with someone that you clash with or someone who you seem to be at such opposing ends with. Especially if you are under the impression you are working towards the same goal, tasks have been clearly defined to complete that goal, and yet when it comes time to go to work, you feel like an alien for expecting those tasks to be completed.

Now, before we go off the deep end here, this isn’t a “my way or the highway” speech, but rather a look into how living beings, yes that includes us, fancy humans, are actually living structures that seek to organize into set systems, rhythms, and patterns that are best for the whole. But, as the video below mentions, we must never forget how utterly important randomness is to adaptability and growth. For without “room to move” away from the norm, there leaves little to no room for exploration and creativity, which is vital for living structures to expand into even better, more advanced and complex (yet better organized) systems.

Video Source: ScienceandNonduality

Our bodies are excellent examples of this in how we can see it divided into various systems that are responsible for carrying out certain functions for the body to keep it going for optimal health. We have the nervous, endocrine and immune systems to name a few and each has smaller, organized structures within them as well, which have smaller structures, which have smaller structures, and well you get the picture.

All of these systems are what they are and have remained so because they already do a kick-ass job at what they’re meant to do. But you bet your bottom dollar that on a cellular level, the “lower level admins” as the speaker in the video, Neil Theise calls those in the structures who “stray from the norm”, are those little rebel geniuses who actually pave the way for those genetic mutations responsible for adaptation changes in species.

As he talks about those lines of ants we often see around picnics that might look like straight lines with all little soldiers following in a row, if we stop and look closer there are always a few off the line, exploring the area, and often catching a crumb or two to take back home for the group. Regardless, it’s those little guys who are actually providing the creative juices needed for that family of ants to adapt and grow collectively into the best group they can be.

So, next time you come across someone who might not want to stick to the plan or play by the rules, listen to what they have to say. If you know it’s not coming from ego, laziness or well, just a need to be difficult and power play, then seriously, hear them out because more often then not, those with ideas outside the box will often lead you to places where you no longer even remember what being constrained to thinking within a box was like. And trust me, like the proverbial genie in a bottle, once you get out, you won’t want back in.

Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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How To Use Gemstone Water To Enhance Your Psychic Senses

Psychic Senses Gemstone Water

Did you know that adding a few drops of gemstone infused water to your drinking water can enhance your psychic senses in a safe and easy manner?  Dr. Emoto’s scientific studies have shown us that water can be altered with prayer and intention. Our bodies are approximately 60% water, therefore, we can change our physical composition by ingesting charged water. When we drink gemstone water, the water in our bodies merge with the the gemstone water’s properties.  There is a noticeable difference within my mind, body and spirit depending upon the type of charged water I am drinking at the time.

How To Make Gemstone Water

There are different methods to make gemstone water. The following method is the one I prefer.


  • Select your gemstone(s) – Take your time with this step,  I suggest cleansing and clearing your gemstones energetically and physically
  • Two glass jars – be sure that one fits inside the other
  • Dark colored bottles with a dropper
  • Water – spring, purified or rain

The Process

  • Clear yourself and your space with either sage, prayer, meditation and or palo santo
  • Place your gemstone (s) in the smaller glass jar
  • Place the gemstone jar inside the other jar
  • Fill the larger glass jar with spring, purified or rain water
  • Take a few deep breaths, open your heart and state your intention out loud – Ask for divine assistance as the gemstones and water hold the frequency you requested
  • Allow the water to charge for at least 4 hours
  • Pour the water into the glass dropper bottles

Recommended Gemstones To Enhance Your Psychic Senses

  • Amethyst – Opens up the crown instantly and activates your third eye
  • Angelite – Clear connection with angelic realm
  • Howlite and Hematite – Great combo for astral travel
  • Clear Quartz – Amplifies the energy of other crystals.

There are methods where the gemstones are placed inside the jar with the water. I caution people against this because some gemstones are toxic when ingested or even touched. The method I use is safe and is just as effective.

Each day I add a few drops of gemstone water to my regular drinking water once a day. I use gemstone water not only for psychic enhancement but for physical and emotional healing as well as for calming my busy mind. The uses for gemstone water are infinite!


Blessings and Light,

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco is a professional intuitive counselor, medium, author, recording artist, teacher and the owner of The Mystical Moon, a healing center in Fort Myers, Florida. Laurie offers readings, courses and healing products through The Mystical Moon Online Store. You can connect with her at The Mystical Moon Facebook Page.

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A Shadow Work Visualization to Heal Core Wounds

Image result for shadow healingI’ve been told that I am an awesome listener. I am supportive, kind and I really do appreciate what others bring to the table because I love to learn from so many different outlets. But, like everyone else, I can just as easily list out some traits that I often struggle with or am not always proud of. Those parts of me that have often held me back at times, kept me from taking a chance or have just always made me feel not so great about myself overall. One area in particular that I have often wondered about is how some people around me can speak in front of a group with such grace and ease, while even to this day it still makes me a bit nervous. What I’ve learned is that to be a great speaker, it takes confidence; a deep security in your own authenticity, along with a connection to who you really are allows you to speak so freely, and to do so in such an engaging way that others are drawn to you and willingly hand over their undying attention.

So, where did I miss-step on my path, that I didn’t gain this same amount of self-confidence? What happened to lower my self-esteem where I am not able to speak as freely with as much “oomph” behind my words? What creates the tip of the scale in the various “strengths” and “weakness” amongst the personalities within the human population? Perhaps it is so eluding because it hides deep within us; a manifestation of our childhood experiences. Perhaps we don’t often recognize the source, because of the fact that it is right in front of our faces…in our own reflections. And perhaps if we simply turn the light on, we can begin to illuminate these shadows to finally allow ourselves the growth and healing they are calling for.

I know it’s easier to put ourselves down for our shortcomings, especially when we compare ourselves to others that hold traits we wish we had further developed within ourselves, but it does us no good to belittle, as our flaws are just as beautiful as the qualities we admire and are perhaps our greatest teachers. They invite us to peer into areas of our lives that seek attention. These parts are like the little kid within us; tugging at our coattails, begging you to spend some time with them. And when we do, we can learn so much, and it’s been my experience with the process I like to call “integrating your shadows”, that I’ve never had more profound, personal growth and healing in such a short amount of time. This process not only has made me realize that we could not see greatness in others if it did not already exist within ourselves (lying dormant), but it has also allowed me to be so much kinder with myself when I am struggling to work through things; to be patient and allow myself to trust the process.

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ― Mary Oliver

When we are children, we literally soak up the world around us. This is to help us form ideas about the world that will serve to assist us in navigating through life. And as children, we have no filters, we are pure authentic beings…free of societal constraints, living from pure heart and spirit expressing what comes naturally. That is until we are told NOT to. So, what does that do to us on a subconscious level? As we age, we begin to learn that just being “who we are” is not acceptable. That we must conform and change who we are to please those around us and follow rules set out by other people to live by. “Don’t do that, you’re embarrassing me!” (Could make one believe they cannot be themselves or they are not good enough as they are. That they must change to be accepted in the world). “You’re so wasteful; don’t you know there are kids starving in other parts of the world?” (Could make one feel as if their voice doesn’t matter, their opinions are stupid, or they are ungrateful or undeserving). Parents, who of course believe they are just “showing the way” and doing what’s best with some tough love, obviously do not realize that they are taking a proverbial hammer to a child’s self-esteem and implanting beliefs that they are not good enough as they are.

While there are some parents out there who truly would rather not be, and some that are so damaged they take out every one of their issues on their children intentionally, I truly believe for the most part that parents today want nothing for the best for their kids. And I think if they stopped to think about this a bit, they might also see how things they struggle with inside of themselves are even from their own childhoods and could also stem from beliefs implanted by their own parents or other adults that were in their lives at the time. It’s a cycle, and all it takes is a bit of awareness, a shimmer of light to illuminate the shadows, and then and only then the healing can begin for all.

So, we can identify what our shadows are, and we now know where they come from, but how do we use them to grow and heal? First off, I want to make it clear that you don’t want to look at your shadows as something to be ashamed of, or something you want to dissolve or get rid of. Your shadows are parts of you, after all. Rather, you want to bring them to light, find out what they want from you now, and what you can do to heal them, so they no longer hold you back in areas of your life, but instead propel you forward. The ultimate goal is to meet them with love, get to know and understand them, integrate them into your heart, and move onto another day lighter, more peaceful and stronger than you were yesterday.

Shadow Integration Visualization

  • Close your eyes and picture your sacred space. Imagine it is a quiet, peaceful place where you can sit in solitude and meditation. It could be a warm beach as you listen to the waves roll in, a fragrant garden, a forest waterfall; whatever you like. Once you find your sacred space and settle in, take 3 deep breaths.
  • Next, focus on one particular area of your life where you are struggling. An area that often causes you pain, anger, suffering, and/or sadness. An area that no matter what you do always seems to bring the same disappointing results. This is the shadow we will focus on.
  • Ask your shadow to show itself and come forward into your sacred space. Pay close attention to what it looks like; what form it takes. Invite it to sit down with you.
  • Inquire as to when you created it. Ask it to show you that moment in your life. Sit with this for a while if you need to as you go back in time as it may bring up some intense emotions.
  • Ask your shadow what it needs from you at this time, so you can grow and heal. Really connect with it here and make mental notes of what it tells you, so you have clear action items to work on.
  • Finally, sit with your shadow and tell it how much you love it. Thank it for all it has taught you and see it getting smaller and smaller so it fits in the palm of your hand.
  • Put the palm of your hand over your heart and feel your shadow integrate into your entire being, but no longer a broken fragment, but now as a stronger piece of you.
  • Take 3 deep breaths and sit for a moment in your sacred space.
  • When you are ready, open your eyes and take note if you feel more at peace, lighter and more confident in that area of your life.

tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.

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Palo Santo – Could It Be An Alternative To Using Sage?

Palo Santo

Palo Santo is a tree that grows in South America and it’s name means wood of the saints. It has been documented to have been used in the time of the Inca Empire. Palo Santo has many different uses and is an excellent alternative to clear you or your space if you aren’t a fan of using sage. Sometimes burning sage can get quite smoky and can have a pungent odor. Palo Santo has a light and woodsy fragrance with minimal smoke and has the same energetic clearing effect that sage does.

A Little Bit About Palo Santo 

  • Is related to the frankincense and myrrh family
  • Balances and aligns chakras
  • Clears and cleanses auras, places and objects of negative energy
  • Works as a natural insect repellant
  • Has a light fragrance with minimal smoke compared to sage
  • Eases pain and discomfort
  • Considered lucky and brings success to the user
  • Calms the mind and emotions before meditation practice making it a useful meditation aid

Palo Santo can be burned, distilled into an oil or brewed as a tea. I do suggest researching any ingredient before drinking it in a tea or applying any essential oil to be sure that you do not experience any negative effects due to sensitivity.

Blessings and Light,

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco is a professional intuitive counselor, medium, author, recording artist, teacher and the owner of The Mystical Moon, a healing center in Fort Myers, Florida. Laurie offers readings, courses and healing products through The Mystical Moon Online Store. You can connect with her at The Mystical Moon Facebook Page.

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