Ask Questions You’d Love to Live the Answers To

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What kinds of questions would you ask, if you discovered Nature always answers?
Physicist John Archibald Wheeler wrote and talked about how we live in a participatory universe, in which the questions we ask are answered by Nature. Wheeler proposed a kind of twenty questions that he called “Negative Twenty Questions,” where the respondent chooses a pattern of yes or no answers, but not any particular outcome or object. This variation of Twenty Questions counts on the respondent to provide logically consistent responses to a series of questions, in such a way that each answer could be viewed as logically compatible with all prior answers. The questioner can thus settle upon a definite answer, as the series of questions narrows the options. Wheeler envisioned that consciousness played some kind of similar role. Wheeler once said, “We are participators in bringing into being not only the near and here but the far away and long ago. We are in this sense, participators in bringing about something of the universe in the distant past—and if we have one explanation for what’s happening in the distant past, why should we need more?”

If we take this idea of the participatory universe seriously, you can have fun experimenting with what happens differently on a day where you ask the Cosmos first thing upon awakening, “How good can it get?” —compared with what happens on a different day when your thoughts wander in other directions, or you have a different question in your gut, heart, and mind. I love to include all three neural centers (gut, heart, mind), since these three levels of ourselves can sometimes pull in slightly different directions, depending on how aligned we are within ourselves between what we are envisioning, what we truly love, and what we actually need.

Cynthia Sue Larson on Kryon Circle of Twelve

It’s my experience that whenever I ask Nature questions that I deeply feel in my gut, mind, and heart—I get answers. This helped me become symptom and relapse free from longhaul covid last year. It also has been helpful to me this past month, when I’ve wished to photograph some beautiful plants and animals while taking my morning walk; I was delighted to find many sweet plants and animals showing up as if it was Picture Day at school, and they were excited to have their portraits taken!

I’ve seen the down side of asking questions that people don’t actually wish to live the answers to, when they’ve said things like, “What else could possibly go wrong?” Thinking and asking questions such as these are somewhat similar to steering directly into pot holes in the road. While we may have picked up such habits of thinking and speaking, we can start to turn these patterns around. When we realize that we live in a participatory Cosmos, it makes a lot of sense to stop asking questions that we don’t wish to live the answers to.

My fine-tuning adjustment to John Archibald Wheeler’s “negative questions” is to ask a series of “positive questions.” By developing the discipline to keep seeking silver linings, gifts, and delightful surprises in all situations, we are capable of seeing reality shifts, Mandela Effects, and quantum jumps that we might otherwise never experience at all. We are constantly asking questions, whether we are conscious of it or not, so there is some advantage in adopting positive question mantras, such as, “How good can it get?”

This month you can join me for three exciting events! I’ll be presenting the upcoming Quantum Leap course segment on Saturday, June 18th starting at 10am PT. A few days later, I’ll be joining Lee Carroll and Monika Muranyi for the Kryon Circle of Twelve on Wednesday, June 22nd at 6pm PT. On Wednesday, June 29th at 11am PT, I’ll be joining other members of the International Mandela Effect Conference (IMEC) and geobiologist Rory Duff for a livestream conversation on IMEC Open Tables about Changing Energetic Times. I’d love to see you at any or all of these events, if you’re able to join me!

I hope you know that you’re always welcome to explore some truly amazing reality shifts over the past twenty plus years that they’ve been reported in RealityShifters. Any time you’d like to remind yourself of some of the remarkable changes we’ve witnessed, I welcome you to browse through a few issues, and fall more deeply and fully in love with the wonder and magic of life!



QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps.  Cynthia has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley, an MBA degree, a Doctor of Divinity, and a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. Cynthia is the founder of RealityShifters, and first President of the International Mandela Effect Conference. Cynthia hosts “Living the Quantum Dream” on the DreamVisions7 radio network, and has been featured in numerous shows including Gaia, the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, One World with Deepak Chopra, and BBC. Cynthia reminds us to ask in every situation, “How good can it get?” Subscribe to her free monthly ezine at:




Leveling Up

Cynthia Sue Larson

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy,
we can smile and blossom like a flower,
and everyone in our family,
our entire society
will benefit from our peace.”
–Thich Nhat Hanh

When I was ten years old, I traveled with my family to stay with headhunters in Borneo. We arrived uninvited and unexpected, since this location was far from any beaten path or main road, and there was no worldwide web or internet at that time. The Dayak longhouse was situated upriver from Sibiu, Borneo, and made of wood, with bamboo floors. My parents were keenly aware back in the early 1970s that people’s ways of living were rapidly changing, and one of the best ways to experience indigenous cultures was first-hand. There were no hotels, taxis, or even telephones in this place, and we came bearing gifts: eight big bags of candy for the kids, and five cartons of cigarettes for the adults. We also brought a 5-gallon jug of potable water for ourselves.

Cynthia 1972 passport photo
Cynthia 1972 passport photo

We were assured by Bennett, the teenage son of the Dyak chief, that the more than dozen human heads hung in a net bag were not recent; they hadn’t taken any heads since they fought the Japanese during World War II, some thirty years ago. As reassuring as I’m sure he intended this to be, I could see this news had a disquieting effect on my parents, who smiled and chatted with the tribe members warmly.

The children at the longhouse were fascinated by me and my sister. They taught us a deceptively simple, yet fiendishly difficult game involving a handful of small pebbles. We did not need language to know that we were being shown and taught a game. One child showed us a handful of small rocks, and I nodded and smiled, and said something like, “Yes! We call these rocks.” While still holding eye contact, the child briskly flicked this handful of unassuming stones airborne, and I marveled both at how nonchalant this child was concerning a whole bunch of tiny projectiles, and how this was happening while still holding our gaze. My eyes zipped back and forth between this child’s eyes and hand, and I know my jaw dropped open in wide-eyed astonishment, as I gasped to see this child catch every single pebble–on the BACK of that hand! In an equally astonishing maneuver, the child flipped the stones airborne again, catching each and every one of them. These stones were offered to us to try our hand at this game, and with many smiles and much laughter all around, I succeeded in catching— not a one of them! I’ve remembered this game all the rest of the days of my life, and every time I find some small pebbles, I entertain the notion to further develop my skills at the pebble game.

Cynthia Sue Larson and Regina Meredith
Cynthia Sue Larson and Regina Meredith

One of the things these experiences can teach us is that there can be many more things to learn than we may have even realized. With Beginner’s Mind and open hearts, there is much more to savor in every moment of life, wherever we are. With Beginner’s Mind and open hearts, we can greet one another with kindness, gratitude, and love.

We can delight in the quantum uncertainty that is intrinsic to Nature, as I recently discussed on Open Minds with Regina Meredith about Quantum Uncertainty. There may not be one fixed, objective reality; we can observe the implications of many potential reality streams around us while living within our linear sense of time. This allows us to discover how our intention can change what we experience, enabling us to shift our reality. We have the ability to “level up” in life with skill sets we may have never even known existed, that reality shifts, quantum jumps, and the Mandela Effect are inviting us to explore.

I invite you to explore some truly amazing reality shifts over the past twenty-plus years of reporting them in RealityShifters, and any time you’d like to remind yourself of some of the remarkable changes we’ve witnessed, I welcome you to browse through a few issues, and fall in love with the wonder and magic of life.


QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps.  Cynthia has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley, an MBA degree, a Doctor of Divinity, and a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. Cynthia is the founder of RealityShifters, and a founder of the International Mandela Effect Conference. Cynthia hosts “Living the Quantum Dream” on the DreamVisions7 radio network, and has been featured in numerous shows including Gaia, the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, One World with Deepak Chopra, and BBC. Cynthia reminds us to ask in every situation, “How good can it get?” Subscribe to her free monthly ezine at:

Jump timelines with quantum mind

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What role does karma play in timeline shifts?  And how can we sometimes remember things so very differently, when there is little or no supporting physical evidence?
I received a fascinating email question this past month:
Isn’t shifting to a new timeline simply changing direction, like a ship changing course? For example a ship’s captain can decide to alter course and go in a completely new direction, but the captain cannot change where the ship has been.  So in the same way, a person cannot alter their past or Karma, which is actually good because we create good karma also. For example, let’s say in a person’s past they had a huge argument with another individual, you may have healed it within yourself but the other person has free will to choose how the deal with it. It is impossible to jump to a timeline where the incident didn’t take place because of the law of karma.  So aren’t we just really adjusting our current reality in order or adjust our future reality?  There is no jumping to a parallel timeline outside of karma.
With the karma question, let’s use a little more of an intense situation. Let’s say a 19 year old individual did something really dumb, was drunk driving and caused someone to lose their life. They paid their debt to society, and years later got their life more in order and became a spiritually aware human and began living as a new person.  Are you saying that they could manifest out of a timeline reality where their drunk driving never happened?  Not only did they create karma with the people and families involved in the accident, but also their family and friends went through this event with them.  And sometimes the negative things that happen are major growing points in life, so by jumping out of karma, we lose those lessons?
I replied that some of us notice that apparently, our official histories have actually changed.  For me, sometimes that means more money is now in my bank account, or my body is slightly different physically.  For others, sometimes long-standing ‘permanent’ physical disabilities are gone, as if they never existed.  Our memories are quite real, and certainly this is where karma comes in, since many of us clearly remember events that ‘never were.’  Yet, we know they were true. 
We see evidence of this now in some recent physics experiments where observational devices can witness different events even though they are at the same place and time.  The key to grokking this aspect of the quantum paradigm is to acknowledge that our Mind is capable of operating at a higher order of perception than our Brain–and sometimes, we can remember past events more than one way.
I have sometimes seen in my own life, and in the lives of those close to me, that the past can change quite radically from what we remember.  I’ve shared some truly astonishing reality shifts in my books, such as the time my friend, Susan, was talking with me on the phone about how she’d recently broken her leg, and during our conversation noticed that her leg was feeling itchy–and soon after, she returned to the same doctors who’d examined and X-rayed her leg, to discover her leg was not broken.  Not only was it now never broken (thus never needing a cast), but it never had been broken.  This created a bit of a confusing situation for all involved at that time, if attempting to make sense of what had just transpired. 
Such radical changes seem to happen not so much through someone intensely wishing for and intending such changes to their personal past, but as larger parts of a greater spiritual awakening and development.  The lessons are seldom lost when they are felt deeply on an emotional and energetic level, and thus are real to memory and Mind, despite not being part of any current physical historical records, in some cases.

Quantum Mind, Classical Brain

perennial philosophy GodI was recently talking with a physicist friend of mine, who’d just experienced a wild reality shift, involving reality being completely different from what he knew to be true, and what he clearly remembered.  Though we’d often discussed how reality shifts can occur, this had been more of a philosophical conversation for him, until one day this year when he experienced a shocking reality shift in his own personal life that he knew for sure was real.  He and his wife both shared memories involving certain medications being kept in a certain location in their home–yet these medications that had been prescribed were now gone.  The pharmacist and the doctor had no records to suggest that the prescription was still current, and they were not open to hearing a theory regarding quantum physics, consciousness, and observation to explain what to them was not a mystery at all.
My physicist friend sincerely longed to know how is it possible for someone to have memories that no longer match confirmation and corroboration from current external physical reality?  Because, as my physicist friend put it, our brain might be expected to match with and correspond to all other aspects and details of this reality, so we could be expected to not even notice anything had changed.  Yet many of us are noticing some changes have occurred.
My go-to explanation for this seeming discrepancy that provides some of us with the ability to remember a different reality–a different reality–can be credited to the way that German philosopher, mathematician and scientist Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz defines consciousness.  Leibniz describes that consciousness arises thanks to levels of perception.  Leibniz is one of two famous inventors of Calculus (the other being Sir Isaac Newton), and I adore his brilliant way of showing that we have consciousness of something when we have a second order apperception of a first order original sensory perception.  For example, Leibniz writes in Principles of Nature and Grace:
“it is good to distinguish between perception, which is the internal state of the monad representing external things, and apperception, which is consciousness, or the reflective knowledge of this internal state, something not given to all souls, nor at all times to a given soul.”
From this view of levels of perception, we can envision how our memory can be thought of as residing in consciousness in our MIND, while the physical historical records and details, along with our brain can stay attuned with a given physical reality.  In this way, memory and the mind form a kind of collaboration capable of operating outside of everyday experiences of space and time–suggesting that sometimes we can experience such things as:  premonitions, deja vu, intuitive insights, and retrocausality.  With a quantum mind accessing various levels of memories, we can flex our sentient ‘muscles’ and gain increased levels of experience with and comfort in shifting reality, quantum jumping, and collectively experiencing Mandela Effects together.
We may begin to notice that what we consider to be karma might be also viewed as higher levels of our consciousness collaboratively co-creating with higher levels of others.  These higher levels can be viewed as converging at the very highest levels, at which point we can envision a convergence at a point where there is zero entropy.  This looks a lot like what Leibniz posited as being the “perennial philosophy.”  In about 1710, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz wrote a letter in response to someone asking him what philosophical school he followed; Leibniz replied that he follows the school of the perennial philosophy, “Philosophia Perennis.”

Optimizing Quantum Mind and Memory

When we acknowledge that we are not manifesting in a bubble, but rather are collaboratively co-creating, we can begin to better appreciate the value of the Mandela Effect.  Thanks to the Mandela Effect, we can witness the return of some long-extinct plants and animals, or so-called “Lazarus species.”  Thanks to the Mandela Effect, we can witness some instantaneous upgrades to our physical bodies, such as our hearts now being situated in the center of our chest, and our kidneys now being located farther from risk of possible injury from “kidney strikes” to the relative safety under our rib cages.  Our collective memory can sometimes remember that things were different–and sometimes, we can remember things more than one way.
For best results, I recommend that we remind one another and ourselves to initiate and maintain positive onward-and-upward intentional guidance by asking, “How good can it get?” every day and in every situation.
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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm. “Principles of Nature and Grace (1714).” (1992).

Proietti, Massimiliano, Alexander Pickston, Francesco Graffitti, Peter Barrow, Dmytro Kundys, Cyril Branciard, Martin Ringbauer, and Alessandro Fedrizzi. “Experimental test of local observer independence.” Science advances 5, no. 9 (2019): eaaw9832.

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps.  Cynthia has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley, an MBA degree, a Doctor of Divinity, and a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. Cynthia is the founder of RealityShifters, and is president of the International Mandela Effect Conference. Cynthia hosts “Living the Quantum Dream” on the DreamVisions7 radio network, and has been featured in numerous shows including Gaia, the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, One World with Deepak Chopra, and BBC. Cynthia reminds us to ask in every situation, “How good can it get?” Subscribe to her free monthly ezine at:

Create Pathways for Health and Vitality: End the Toxic Mind

Healthy people think healthy thoughts such as: I love feeling good, I am perfect health, I experience great health, I’m rarely sick.

Loneliness can also rob you of healing energy. As long as you have me, myself and I, then you are never lonely. Get a pet and then your will always be warm too.

If you suffer from lack of sunshine, buy a full spectrum light bulb! Get all the beneficial, healing rays from the sun from within your own home.

Modern science is anywhere from 17-30 years ahead of current medical practices, this even includes the current medical textbooks. We are actually living in an archaic medical scenario. If something doesn’t work, cut it out. If your hurt, take a pill. If your numbers are off, take some more pills to get the numbers looking good. In the not too distant future this kind of medical practice will be viewed as we now view; blood letting with leeches and the sawing off of limbs on the fields of the US Civil War. Pills for ills will be part of the history books. It will be understood that just as our body produces endorphins that make us happy, it produces all the necessities that keep us well. Actually some experience this now. They recover from cancer and serious illnesses without chemo, drugs or IVs. 

A toxic mind is actually our worst enemy and this doesn’t come from the lead in your water. Within in the past 100 years physicists have been exploring what exists beyond matter. Didn’t you always wonder just how a chair could be made up of all of those swirling atoms, that really aren’t solid, but come together in such a way that they cause the structure of a chair?  Now we are beginning to understand, even in lay terms. There are the atoms, and then there are rods and quarks. Even more bizarre is the greatest quantity, that can’t be measured (quantum) is gray or some say dark matter. It’s not tangible, measurable and if it is at all viewed it changes shapes depending upon who or how it is viewed. 

Now to go even further, scientists have discovered that every cell in your body…trillions at least, have intelligence, every one of them. We can all understand that we have a nervous system and that it is intelligent. It is what causes automatic responses in our body. We feel, we have pain, our heart beats, etc. But just think on this…our immunity system is intelligent! You can influence it!

Within this system there is an elaborate communication system that works diligently to keep your healthy. There is a school of thought that cancer is actually not deadly, but our bodies response to an invasion. Understand why you are being invaded, treat that and then the cancer cells stop morphing and taking over. It is now understood that the treatment kills quicker than the disease of cancer. Where most people live is in the fear and fear breeds a multitude of possible scenarios and this leads to a toxic mind full of negative end results. In order to achieve health and to thrive, we must end the toxic mind.

Seek to understand your best ally. The beautiful body that houses your eternal being. Love your body, study to understand it and free yourself.  

Much love to you friends, ❤️ Julia

Julia ParsellJulia Parsell is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor with an emphasis on the intersection of science and the sacred.  She writes from experiences and transformative understandings that have led her to an authentic and peaceful life. She goes by these names: grandmother, mother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. As home educator of her three children, she also developed/ran cafes, and maintained various leadership roles within her community.  Her greatest desire is to encourage others to live life fully.  Her passions are family, art creation, writing, and trail blazing. She lives happily in Western North Carolina.   

Quantum Physics and Indigenous Philosophy Reveal True Nature of Reality

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How might quantum physics and indigenous language and philosophy reveal the true nature of reality?

Some deep insights regarding wisdom with respect to the nature of reality comes from Indigenous elders, who emphasize that everything that can be created already exists–and this existence is an intrinsic, core quality of Nature.  Some of these ideas are beautifully described in the book, Original Thinking, by Glenn Aparicio Parry, which I experienced firsthand when attending some dialogues described in this book with scientists, indigenous elders, and linguists.  Physicist David Bohm and Harvard-educated Blackfood elder Leroy Little Bear attended the first such dialogue, hosted by the Fetzer Institute in Michigan in 1992.  Also in attendance was linguist Dan Moonhawk Alford, who helped illuminate shared areas of agreement between quantum physics and indigenous wisdom. David Bohm, once an associate of Einstein, had been the key instigator behind this first meeting–and this had been a dream of his for decades, ever since reading what Benjamin Lee Whorf comments about Native American languages being verb-dominated.  Linguist Dan Moonhawk Alford describes what this verb-centric quality suggests:

Whereas every sentence in English must properly have a subject, a noun or noun phrase, and a verb, many if not most Native American languages can have sentences with no nouns at all. ‘Rehpi,’ a full
sentence in Hopi referring to a celestial event, means ‘flashed,’ where we have to say ‘the lightning flashed.’ But this goes much further: sa’ke’j says that when he’s speaking mi’kmaq back on the reserve, he can go all day long without ever uttering a single noun.  This statement is mind-boggling to most English speakers.  So much of our facts and knowledge are wrapped up in nouns, so what would all that knowledge look like in a language that doesn’t value nouns in the same way? This includes all concepts, all the way to ‘god’.

Dan Moonhawk Alford documented eight key areas of agreement between the quantum physicists and the Native Americans.  These include:

1. Everything that exists vibrates
This point of agreement is important because it moves beyond our usual ‘thingy’ or particle notion of existence based on raw sensory impressions, which is favored in the indo-european language family, and allows a justification on the part of Native Americans for the existence of spirits.
2. Everything is in flux
(Sa’ke’j:) The only constant is change–constant change, transformations; everything naturally friendly, trying to reach a more stable state instead of bullying each other around. That kind of process the English language doesn’t allow you to talk about too much, but most Native American languages are based on capturing the motions of nature, the rhythms, the vibrations, the relationships, that you can form with all these elements, just like a periodic table in a different way: relationships rather than a game of billiards,
where you only count the ones that go in–all of their motion doesn’t count.
3. The Part Enfolds the Whole:
… not just whole is more than the sum of its parts.  (Sa’ke’j:) When we wear leathers and beads and eagle thongs and things like that, it’s not seen as totally ludicrous, as decoration – it’s seen as containing something you want to have a relationship with.
4. There is an implicate order to the universe
(Sa’ke’j:) This implicate order holds everything together whether we want it to or not, and exists independently of our beliefs, our perceptions, or our linguistic categories. It exists totally independently of the methods or rules that people use to arrive at what it is, and David Bohm’s captured that with the great phrase the implicate order, versus the explicate order of things that they can explain quite concretely, such as a rock falling out of a window. This also agrees with the lakhota phrase ‘skan skan,’ which points to the motion behind the motion.
5. This ecosphere is basically friendly
Sa’ke’j maintains that the planet, and especially the Americas as well as the physical universe, are basically gentle and friendly: You don’t have an electron jumping and bullying into other(s) unless it knows it’s missing a stable state and knows it can reach that stable state and increase its own stability.
6. Nature can be taught new tricks

(Sa’ke’j:) We also agreed that that world out there that exists–that reality, not imaginality–can be taught new tricks with the cyclotron; and what was raised in the meeting was, are these new tricks beneficial, or will they create a hostile universe on their own, independent of scientists, once they teach electrons how to jump and how to amass the energy to jump, and it becomes a bullying, hostile biological world. Reminds me of Alan Watts talking about how the universe has had to learn how to get ever smaller and ever larger as we probe it with microscopes and telescopes, receding ever further in the distance as self observes itself.
7. Quantum Potential and Spirit
After listening to the physicists and American Indians talk for a few days, it struck me that the way physicists use the term potential, or quantum potential, is nearly identical to the way Native Americans use the term spirit. They all agreed there was something similar going on.
8. The principle of complementarity
Physicists for all this century have realized that our usual notion of bipolar or black & white opposites was insufficient when working with nature. The first clue came when they asked incoming light, ‘Are you particle?’ and it answered Yes; ‘Are you wave?’ and it answered Yes. This is equivalent to asking whether something is a noun or a verb and getting a yes answer to both–which is exactly how Native American language nouns are made up: as verbs with suffixes that make them temporarily into nouns for discussion sake. this yes-yes complementarity is foreign to Indo-European languages, but quite
common in other language families (such as the Chinese notion of Yin-Yang), and represents a higher level of formal operations, in Piaget’s terms, referred to by some as post-formal operations–that which lies beyond normal Western Indo-European development.

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Alford, Dan Moonhawk. “Dialogues Between Western and Indigenous Scientists.” Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness. (1993).
Parry, Glenn Aparicio. Original thinking: A radical revisioning of time, humanity, and nature. North Atlantic Books, 2015.

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps.  Cynthia has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley, an MBA degree, a Doctor of Divinity, and a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. Cynthia is the founder of RealityShifters, and is president of the International Mandela Effect Conference. Cynthia hosts “Living the Quantum Dream” on the DreamVisions7 radio network, and has been featured in numerous shows including Gaia, the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, One World with Deepak Chopra, and BBC. Cynthia reminds us to ask in every situation, “How good can it get?” Subscribe to her free monthly ezine at:

Fall in Love with Being Alive

Cynthia Sue Larson
Cynthia Sue Larson

I hope there are days
when your coffee tastes like magic,
your playlist makes you dance,
strangers make you smile,
and the night sky touches your soul.
I hope you fall in love
with being alive again.

There’s a sense of magic, wonder and sheer joy in falling in love with life. The magic happens when we let our guard down and feel open to new experiences, with a vulnerability that is free from concerns of any kind. We have an open invitation to fall in love with life, no matter what else may be happening in our lives.

Where many people notice divisiveness and polarized perspectives, I see opportunities for humanity to rise to the challenges of this time. We can adapt to uncertainty and subjective realities by improving our ability to listen deeply (even if we don’t agree); respect the experiences of others (even if they seem foreign); and accept the sovereignty of ourselves and others (even when tempted to force our way). There now exists increasing evidence supporting the idea of subjective (rather than objective) reality, where we can adopt more of a sense of awe, wonder, and reverence—rather than angst.

I dream that humanity can release the desire to “be right” in an objective sense, and adapt to living in harmony with the uncertainty and entanglement that are fundamentally part of the quantum paradigm. We have great opportunities to become more deeply aware of just how connected we are with one another, and with all life. We have great opportunities to learn to relax and enjoy existing in a state of flow and quantum coherence, rather than certainty—experiencing an ever-deepening faith in Nature, the Cosmos, and unconditional divine love. We have great opportunities to recognize that we can tune in to different realities, like tuning in different radio stations. And we can best do all of this when feeling a sense of being in love with life.

Ascension class

One thing that makes all of this easier is rising above the “drama triangle,” free from getting stuck in feeling victimized (sad and full of grief); playing the rescuer (anxious and fearful); and ending up the perpetrator/’bad guy’ (full of righteous anger). I cover this topic with insights as to how to do this with joy and humor in my Ascension workshop. This workshop is custom-tailored to address what many of us are going through, with tips on how to attain an optimal attitude of neutral acceptance. I’m deeply thankful to hear words of appreciation and gratitude from attendees of my new Ascension workshop, such as this:

I want to Thank You for the Fantastic Ascension Workshop. I couldn’t attend that day, but I was able to view the workshop this last week a couple of times. I really love the slides so much that I printed them all out. The workshop was not only informative but also comforting, and inspirational. I felt so much joy listening to it, that I know I will listen again.

My workshop, What Ascension Is and Isn’t: How to Recognize and Grow with It to Thrive, was recorded live, and is now available to take any time at your convenience In this workshop you will learn to: Embrace and Integrate these occurrences into everyday life; Understand the pain point of ascension (i.e. The Pandemic “Crisis”) as a key marker that ascension is underway; Navigate day-to-day challenges in the “old world” paradigm in order to ground higher frequency into your body, mind and spirit. You can register online any time that works best for you.

How good can it get when you fall in love with life again? You can discover and rediscover some truly amazing reality shifts over the past twenty plus years of reporting them in RealityShifters, and any time you’d like to remind yourself of some of the remarkable changes we’ve witnessed, I welcome you to browse through a few issues, and fall in love with the wonder and magic of life.


QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps.  Cynthia has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley, an MBA degree, a Doctor of Divinity, and a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. Cynthia is the founder of RealityShifters, and is president of the International Mandela Effect Conference. Cynthia hosts “Living the Quantum Dream” on the DreamVisions7 radio network, and has been featured in numerous shows including Gaia, the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, One World with Deepak Chopra, and BBC. Cynthia reminds us to ask in every situation, “How good can it get?” Subscribe to her free monthly ezine at:

Success Against All Odds

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Thanks to quantum physics, we can see bigger opportunities and better realities than seem physically present in our lives; we can help ensure success against all odds.

Handbags of the Gods

I greatly enjoyed watching the Quantum Businessman’s video discussing how “it’s bigger on the inside,” covered in his video, Gucci of the Gods.  One of the things I most enjoyed about watching the Quantum Businessman’s video about pocket universes is that it brings up some of what Chris Anatra (aka “the Quantum Businessman”) is calling soft disclosure.  This particular soft disclosure has to do with ideas about ancient artwork that shows up in many civilizations around the world–not just in one place.

This artwork indicates that there exist some kind of “handbags of the gods,” or “Gucci of the Gods,” as Chris Anatra puts it.  These mysterious handbags seem to show up everywhere, and both these bags and some watches seem like they might be more than they appear.  They might have something to do with playing with space, time, and reality, such as we see in popular shows such as “Doctor Who.”  Doctor Who’s Tardis device is famously bigger on the inside than the outside, while traversing time and space.

The Quantum Businessman’s “Gucci of the Gods” video also presents some fascinating thoughts of one of the world’s top physicists, Alan Guth.  I’ve mentioned Alan Guth many times, usually in conjunction with a physicist that I’m very fond of, Dr. Yasunori Nomura, who I interviewed in 2014 after meeting him at a premiere of the documentary “Particle Fever” at UC Berkeley.  Alan Guth and Nomura co-authored a paper, but the big deal about Alan Guth is that he is recognized as being one of the top thought leaders having to do with ideas about the Big Bang and the inflationary universe.

How does this tie in with everything about Mandela Effects, reality shifts, and things being bigger on the inside than they are on the outside?  Good question!

Classical Paradigm as Subset of Quantum Paradigm

When we acknowledge that some aspects of quantum physics can never be classical, and that all of quantum physics can be derived from five simple axioms, we find ourselves at the remarkable junction where we can start to envision the Classical, materialist paradigm as a subset and special case of the larger, more universal set of the Quantum paradigm.

If you’re familiar with set theory, then those pictures of circles with some circles intersecting and a Universal set containing all other sets may be familiar.  Basically, what we’re noticing is that Quantum Physics and the Quantum Paradigm may be more like the Universal set, rather than a subset of Classical Physics.  There’s no way we can fit quantum physics inside classical physics, but we can fit classical physics into the quantum paradigm.

Bigger on the Inside

This realization that quantum physics and the quantum paradigm is primary, and classical physics, paradigm and logic is a special case subset inside the larger quantum paradigm immediately reminds me of the notion of things being “bigger on the inside.”

When we look at the idea of pocket universes and bubble realities, we can immediately feel inspired to flip the entire conceptualization that we typically have regarding something small like a pocket or a purse.  We might tend to naturally assume that since quantum physics deals with the realm below the Planck scale having to do with such miniscule things as photons and electrons, it would be a subset and special case within our familiar classical paradigm with its associated classical logic.

As we look more closely at the extraordinary properties of the quantum realm, we see what Alan Guth describes in the “Gucci of the Gods” video by the Quantum Businessman.  Alan Guth talks about the likelihood that our inflationary universe indicates that there are lots and lots of bubble universes.  These bubble universes are out there all over the place, and essentially we are most likely living in a multiverse. This is also what I’ve been writing about in my books, Reality Shifts and Quantum Jumps, and this is a huge idea for each of us to contemplate in our everyday lives.

Why it Matters

You might well be wondering how any of this has anything to do with you, which is an excellent question.  One of the main reasons this is of such great importance is that very often, when we think of classical physics and material realism, most of our mainstream educational systems emphasize that such a materialist view is foremost, primary, and dominant.

People who consciously or unconsciously go along with this worldview can easily become confused, depressed, or just feel stuck or trapped by circumstances. We might feel that we are looking at all the facts that are right in front of us.  We might feel we are facing an indisputable, unchangeable situation. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.

When we realize that the quantum paradigm is dominant, then we are better aligned with what has been taught in spiritual faiths and traditions, including the perennial philosophies.  These perennial philosophies of love, kindness, compassion, and having faith that even when things seem extremely difficult, you can actually witness miracles.  And these miracles might come in the form of things that you need, and maybe you don’t notice that it’s happening.  You might think, “Well, I needed that.  It’s just some coincidence.”

After considering these ideas from quantum physics, we can begin to take a closer look, with a sense of wonder, reverence and awe that maybe we always get what we need.  And those times when we notice we’re not seeming to get what we are intending, perhaps what’s really blocking us is that our heart is not in it, or we’re not keeping our eyes open to the fact that in some ways what we’re dreaming of and wishing for is already here.

Success Against All Odds

The key idea we can get from this insight that reality is “bigger on the inside,” thanks to quantum physics, is to not be emotionally triggered by situations.  We can look inside every situation, to discover what is happening right now that we can be grateful for.  And to recognize that we don’t need to trust the depressing aspects of what looks like physical truth–because a lot of historical facts change.  They can change in ways that lots of us are noticing together, which is what we call the Mandela Effect.  They can also change specifically just for us, which would be a reality shift.  And if we observe a change that we  were intending, they can shift as quantum jumps.

These big ideas are brought to you from the seemingly tiny world of quantum physics, which is “bigger on the inside,” helping to ensure the possibility of success against all odds.

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps.  Cynthia has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley, an MBA degree, a Doctor of Divinity, and a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. Cynthia is the founder of RealityShifters, and is president of the International Mandela Effect Conference. Cynthia hosts “Living the Quantum Dream” on the DreamVisions7 radio network, and has been featured in numerous shows including Gaia, the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, One World with Deepak Chopra, and BBC. Cynthia reminds us to ask in every situation, “How good can it get?” Subscribe to her free monthly ezine at:

Does Quantum Uncertainty Drive the Truth Wars?

2021-09-04 Cynthia blueA friend of mine recently wrote, “Never has it become more apparent that you can be standing next to another person and be existing in two completely alternate realities.”  

Those of us nodding our heads in recognition of the reality of this statement may wonder whether we might be literally living in different worlds.  Are some groups of people seeing completely different facts and information?  How can we best navigate this time when facts and scientific studies can often be found to support opposing sides of various issues?  Sometimes, the facts and data can appear to be 100% contradictory, with one person saying yes, something is absolutely good, and another person saying no.

Why are We so Divided in our Beliefs?

Ross Pittman, founder and editor in chief of Conscious Life News recently wrote to me:

I’m hoping you can answer a question that has been bugging me for the longest time regarding our “fractured times.” Why are we so divided on our beliefs?  …  You’ve written and made a video about (there being) NO OBJECTIVE REALITY.  Is it possible that both sides experience the reality they believe is true?  That is, their truth is THE truth for them.  I would love your thoughts on this. 

This topic runs far deeper than meets the eye, and deserves closer examination.  From my more than twenty years researching and reporting on reality shifts, quantum jumps, and the Mandela Effect, I naturally recognize the possibility that just as we might remember past events differently from friends or family members who were standing right next to us at those times, we also might literally be seeking–and finding–completely different, yet equally scientifically valid facts.

Certainty is a False Friend

heisenberg uncertaintyPeter Lee opens his book, “Truth Wars” with the statement: “Certainty is a false friend in the quest for truth.” [1] While we often unconsciously associate the concept of truth with certainty, this statement makes sense from a quantum physics perspective (such as Werner Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle).  And even before this new Quantum Age began, the western concept of the scientific method incorporates the concept of constantly seeking truth via ever-evolving scientific models.  Ideally, scientists do not ever rest on laurels of success, but rather engage in the higher calling and pursuit of genuine knowledge, based on reproducible scientific studies.

Disinformation in the Post-Truth Era

The idea of disinformation has been around for quite a long time–so the observation of seemingly huge dichotomies between ideas of truth is nothing new.  Typically, when the topic of disinformation comes up, it’s associated with terms like ‘alternate facts,’ denial, and post-truth.  Author Lee McIntyre invites us to ponder how we’ve ended up in a “post-truth era, where ‘alternative facts’ replace actual facts, and feelings have more weight than evidence.”  McIntyre points out that the term “post-truth” can be traced back to the 1990s, when it first appeared in a political story in a magazine. Peter Lee states toward the beginning of his book, “Truth Wars”:

We live in an age of crisis.  There are many types of crisis, of course, but the three that serve as the focus for this book–climate change, military intervention and financial crisis–are widely claimed to be global in scale and potentially apocalyptic in severity.  These crises all have one thing in common: they each provide political leaders with the incentive and justification to increasingly govern the lives of millions, even billions, of people through the enactment of policy and the allocation, or withdrawal, of resources.  They add a new dimension to Harold Lasswell’s famous aphorism that politics is about who gets what, when, and how, because such decisions are based on specific truth claims and the policy priorities that emerge from them. [2]

Lee McIntyre, author of “Post Truth” provides us with further insights into these classical views of this topic, in his description of some fundamental roots of post-truth:

“I think that the main root of post-truth is science denial. This started in the 1950s with cigarette companies going into panic mode when scientists were about to publish a study that showed a link between cigarette smoking and cancer. They decided to “fight the science.” They hired their own experts, did bogus studies, bought full-page ads in newspapers, and got the word out that “no conclusive link between cigarette smoking and cancer has been established.” Well that’s actually true because—due to the problems with inductive reasoning—no conclusive causal relationship has ever been shown between ANY two things. What this did, though, was create doubt in the mind of the general public, and that was the point. The cigarette companies rode this wave of doubt for the next 40 years as they sold cigarettes. And the blueprint for this sort of science denial was then used for other science denial campaigns against acid rain, the ozone hole, evolution by natural selection, the Strategic Defense Initiative, and climate change. Without all that, I don’t think post-truth would have been successful. People learned to doubt facts and truth in general because they started with doubting scientific facts and truth about science. Add to this cognitive bias, the decline of traditional media, the rise of social media, and a dash of postmodernism, and you had a perfect environment for post-truth.” [3]

These factors are certainly concerning on a number of levels, yet we still haven’t gotten to the true core of the way we might sometimes be witnessing parallel realities right in front of us, in this environment where some groups are operating with completely different values, perspectives, and agendas.

What if there is no such thing as Objective Reality?

There is something going on with respect to news that a recent Physics Experiment Challenges Objective Reality–which I feel deserved to be the biggest news story of 2019.  These scientific experimental results suggest there may be no such thing as objective reality, at least in the way that western collective consciousness typically presumes this foundational idea.  Yes we can (and do) find what we are seeking.  And yes, this does mean that we sometimes seem to be living in different worlds.

When I think of the way quantum physics disrupts many common assumptions–including scientific assumptions–the first thing that comes to my mind is the title of a wonderful paper published in 2015 in Contemporary Physics by physicists David Jennings and Matthew Leifer, No Return to Classical Reality.  Jennings and Leifer audaciously start their paper with the fighting words,

“At a fundamental level, the classical picture of the world is dead, and has been dead now for almost a century.”  [4]

This seemingly brash statement is fully backed by demonstrating that there exist fundamental phenomena of quantum theory that cannot be understood in classical terms.  And as the authors state,

“We now have a range of precise statements showing that whatever the ultimate laws of Nature are, they cannot be classical.” 

I’ve touched on this topic before, and written about it in my 2015 paper, Primacy of Quantum Logic in the Natural World. [5]  Support can be found for the primacy of quantum logic in the natural world in the cognitive sciences, where recent research studies recognize quantum logic in studies of: the subconscious, decisions involving unknown interconnected variables, memory, and question sequencing.

So if Nature follows quantum, not classical, laws–what are the implications for us in daily life?

The Wigner’s Friend Paradox

One of the many perplexing aspects of quantum physics is something known as the “Wigner’s Friend” idea, in which one person conducts an experiment, and a second person observes the first person.  While it may seem clear from contemplating this thought experiment that we may not be able to adopt other peoples’ observations as being equally valid to our own, what’s recently rocked the quantum physics research world is that scientists in Austria and Canada have proved that not only can we not expect our observations to match someone else’s–we can’t even trust our own observations from the past.

This recent Popular Mechanics article demonstrates that news of the published quantum physics experimental results by Proietti and team in 2019 is a story that is not going away anytime soon: It’s impossible to tell if this story exists, according to quantum physics.  If anything, this is one of those experiments that will more likely continue to grow in significance, as scientists grasp the full implication of what has been demonstrated.

New Thinking Required in this new Quantum Age

We tend to see what we were looking for–even what we were unconsciously seeking.  The so-called “confirmation bias” can be seen to have its roots at the core of quantum physics, where it is better known as the Observer Effect.  If we take the ideas from quantum physics seriously as impacting every level of reality, and not purely “the quantum realm,” then we should expect to witness even the most bizarre quantum behaviors in our daily lives.  These would include quantum entanglement, which Albert Einstein referred to as “spooky action at a distance;” as well as quantum tunneling; superposition of states; delayed choice (where future decisions influence the past); and quantum teleportation.

Now that we see there may be fundamental underlying qualities to the Cosmos by which elements of quantum physics could be driving the Truth Wars, most of us at this point are saying, “But we don’t want Truth Wars! What can we do to create a stable sense of peace?  The key to finding optimal outcomes and ‘end games’ lies in envisioning and focusing our attention and energy on potential possibilities that have more to do with what we are grateful for, rather than what we are anxious, angry, or despairing about.  If we insist on focusing our attention on those who disagree with our views of historical facts and scientific findings, or on proving that we can find better facts and findings than those we disagree with, there is high likelihood that Truth Wars will persist.  Now that we are entering this new Quantum Age, we’ll thrive best when adopting a Quantum Age mindset, as described in my book, Quantum Jumps:

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What’s most amazing to me about the Quantum Age isn’t so much about the quantum computers as how radically our concept of rational thinking is about to change. The seemingly simple transition from bits to qubits takes us from our westernized binary view of True-False logic into a wild and woolly realm of True, True-and-False, Not-True-Not-False, and False. We’re entering a weird, wonderful world of possibilities in which we’ll discover that just because we think something is a certain way doesn’t mean it will stay that way, or that others will experience it that way. Our legal systems will be transformed, and historians, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and biologists will recognize alternate histories as being a natural part of existence. Medical professionals will learn to view spontaneous remission as a naturally occurring process, and will encourage people to adopt states of mind that facilitate quantum jumps in healing. Our views of unbiased observers and impartial judges will be forever changed as we appreciate how information can travel anywhere instantaneously, and how everyone and everything is interconnected. The Quantum Age invites us to radically transform our view of who we are and how we work, play, love, and heal in our everyday lives. [6]

Tired of the Truth Wars?
Let’s Thrive in Uncertain Times
with Gratitude and Kindness

Alina butterfly nose perceptionAt this time, humanity needs to care more for one another, regardless of seeming divisions, remembering that each of us can shift to a positive perspective.  We need to care more for others than we have before.  We need to step up to the challenges of living through uncertain times with kindness and love, as we’ve been taught by perennial wisdom teachings across all continents and in all religious.   We can rise above most any circumstances, through the power of observation.  We can choose Revhumanism in apocalyptic times.  And of course one of my favorite ways to get and stay focused on optimal outcomes, is to ask my favorite question:

“How good can it get?”


[1] Lee, Peter. Truth wars: the politics of climate change, military intervention and financial crisis. Springer, 2016.

[2] “The Uncertainty Principle,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  12 Jul 2016 revision.  https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qt-uncertainty/

[3] McIntyre, Lee. Post-truth. MIt Press, 2018.

[4] Jennings, David, and Matthew Leifer. “No return to classical reality.” Contemporary Physics 57, no. 1 (2016): 60-82.

[5] Larson, Cynthia Sue. “Primacy of quantum logic in the natural world.” Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 11, no. 2 (2015): 326-340.

[6] Larson, Cynthia.  Quantum Jumps:  An Extraordinary Science of Happiness and Prosperity.  2013.

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps.  Cynthia has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley, an MBA degree, a Doctor of Divinity, and a second degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won. Cynthia is the founder of RealityShifters, and is president of the International Mandela Effect Conference. Cynthia hosts “Living the Quantum Dream” on the DreamVisions7 radio network, and has been featured in numerous shows including Gaia, the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, One World with Deepak Chopra, and BBC. Cynthia reminds us to ask in every situation, “How good can it get?” Subscribe to her free monthly ezine at:

High school student wins first Golden Mandy award

High school student, Bri Bennage, won the International Mandela Effect Conference (IMEC)’s first golden Mandy award. The golden Mandy is awarded for demonstrating or raising awareness of the Mandela Effect.
The International Mandela Effect Conference (IMEC)’s golden Mandy award is the Mandela Effect version of the Academy Awards Oscar.

Six nominees were considered in 2021 for either having a dramatic MandelaEffect, or for raising awareness of the Mandela Effect. Nominees forthe 2021 golden Mandy award included: (1) Shazam movie by DC Comics;(2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; (3) Holmes and Watson,released in 2018; (4) Pinocchio, released December 2020; (5) BriBennage’s TEDx Youth talk: The Mystery Behind the Mandela Effect; (6)Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The International Mandela Effect Conference (IMEC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, based in Branford, Connecticut. IMEC was founded in2020, and has organized online and in-person conferences. This year’s golden Mandy award was presented to high school junior Bri Bennage by IMEC board members: Cynthia Sue Larson, Chris Anatra, Jerry Hicks, and Shane Robinson on a livestream event on the International Mandela Effect Conference YouTube channel.

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IMEC Golden Mandy award, April 2021

Golden Mandy recipient Bri Bennage said, “I have a wonderful teacher, Miss Taylor. She got in contact with TED talks for TEDx Youth, so the debate students are able to do TED talks. I had watched them the past two years since I’ve been at the school.

“Toward the middle-ish of the year, we had our classmates vote on some topics we could talk about. I knew in the back of my mind, no matter what three topics had been voted for, I’m still doing the Mandela Effect.

“My generation is a lot more into conspiracies and stuff, where we are trying to figure it out in our own brains. I’m so adamant that I remember this is what it was—no one could change my mind. My generation and my classmates are a lot more aware of it, but not everyone. I don’t think everyone is saying ‘Berenstein Bears, Nelson Mandela—Whoa, this is crazy!’ but I went over (Mandela Effects)with my best friends, saying, ‘You need to listen to me; you’re going to freak out—you have no idea what I found today!”

IMEC Vice President, Chris Anatra, asked Bri about her plans for the future and Bri replied, “I do acting, and another thing I’m looking at is double majoring in forensic sciences and investigation.”

IMEC Founder and Treasurer, Jerry Hicks said, “Detective work really is what we do as researchers. We’re getting all the facts we can and putting it together to try to make a conclusive idea. And when you’re trying to apply logic to an illogical situation, that’s when it really gets fun, right?”

The International Mandela Effect Conference (IMEC) is producing monthly“Open Tables” livestream events this year, to help promote awareness of the Mandela Effect in keeping with its mission to inspire, empower, and unify all curious observers. Through the evidence presented as the Mandela or Quantum Effect we bring into this phenomenon’s own alignment truths which have proven themselves timeless in all religions, spiritual practices, and scientific findings. Together we Go. Together we Grow.


  • http://www.imec.world

  • https://www.youtube.com/c/InternationalMandelaEffectConference/

  • The International Mandela Effect Conference (IMEC) was featured on the HBO show, “How to with John Wilson,” Season 1, Episode 3, “How to Improve Your Memory” (2020).

  • IMEC was formed by a group of friends from around the world who have a passion for The Mandela Effect and the community surrounding it. The founding members have a strong background in Academic, Religious, and Paranormal research. After coming together to put on the first International Mandela Effect Conference in 2019 they decided to make a way for future generations to continue searching for answers about this phenomenon.


Simulation Theory and “A Glitch in the Matrix”

I recently saw the documentary, “Glitch in the Matrix,” where filmmaker Rodney Ascher asks the question “are we living in a simulation?”  He includes film footage of Nick Bostrom, and Philip K. Dick, as well as others intrigued by this idea.  Here are some highlights from the documentary, from my perspective.

Philip K. Dick and the Mandela Effect

I’d been looking forward to see “Glitch in the Matrix,” since I’d heard that it references the Mandela Effect.  One of the highlights for me in watching “Glitch in the Matrix” was the inclusion of Philip K. Dick’s 1977 talk in Metz, France, entitled, “If you find this world bad, you should see some of the others,” around the time the first Star Wars movie came out in theaters.  Philip K. Dick (PKD) gave this talk three years after having an extraordinary experience in his life on February 3, 1974.  After that experience and other epiphanies, PKD’s  interest in the idea of other parallel possible realities became much more pronounced.  In his 1977 talk in Metz, France, PKD expressed his expectation that some people will recall other possible histories.  In 1977 when Dick gave this talk, I was experiencing reality shifts and what would come to be known as the Mandela Effect, and I am favorably impressed by his comments about the significance and importance of people noticing alternate histories.  By the year 2010, the term “Mandela Effect” would come to be acknowledged as a worldwide phenomenon.  In his 1977 talk in Metz, PKD said, “We are living a computer programmed reality, and the only clue we have to it is when some variable has changed, and some alteration in our reality occurs.  We would have the overwhelming impression that we were reliving the present deja vu, perhaps in precisely the same way, hearing the same words, saying the same words.  I submit that these impressions are valid and significant and I will even say this such an impression is a clue that it’s in past time point a variable was changed–reprogrammed as it were–and that because of this, an alternative world branched off.”

While I certainly appreciate the view that abrupt changes such as reality shifts and Mandela Effects to what has supposedly ‘always been true’ might seem similar to what we’d expect to see if we were living in a computer-programmed simulated reality, the Simulation Theory itself seems more like a description of the way we sense and experience the world, rather than a comprehensive and complete true theory of the nature of reality.

NPCs and Nothingness

The “Glitch in the Matrix” documentary shows how some people have experienced a sense of vast nothingness, when going beyond awareness of others around them.  It makes the point that such an experience of nothingness can feel quite bleak.

I had a profound experience of feeling a sense of nothingness during the time I underwent a Kundalini awakening in 1994, which was part of my spiritual awakening.  At that time, I felt a deep loneliness far beyond anything I’d ever felt before or since. I recognized in that experience that any kind of existence disconnected from all relationships with others is a truly intolerable sensation.  I found my way through that experience by knowing at a deep level that I refused to be alone, and by knowing that other realities and other worlds exist, so therefore I would make contact with other consciousness(es).  It seems to me that the meaning of noticing such vast nothingness is to remind us that we need relationships with others in a very deep, profound, and fundamental way.

Some people believe NPC (non player characters) exist, such that some people are not truly inspired nor motivated, and “Glitch in the Matrix” presents this concept–along with the potential dark side of possibly making a mistake in treating others as NPCs in a given moment, which we can come to regret when we were not acting with kindness nor compassion. When I was a little girl, I had an experience where I was shocked to witness that people–including my own family members–sometimes move through daily like on autopilot, as if they are not fully and completely present and sentient and actively making choices in each moment.  I write about this idea that so many of us are running on autopilot in my book, Reality Shifts. I discuss the importance of getting past our masks and facades, and our tendency to think, speak, and act on autopilot.  We can all be ‘called in’ to be more fully present in our lives, and this can be part of our spiritual evolution, both individually and collectively as a species.

GANS and Human Purpose

“Glitch in the Matrix” presents the idea of GANS – Generative Adversarial NetworkS–where two (or more) Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are in competition with one another as they create simulations.  One is the FORGER whose task is to create human beings who look enough like humans to fool someone. Another AI system is called the INSPECTOR, whose job is to tell the difference between fake and actual people. Some feel it’s possible that the human role in Simulation Theory is to fine-tune and improve the Simulation according to this GANS process.

While I agree with those in the “Glitch in the Matrix” documentary that humans are certainly capable of channeling and editing inspirational ideas, it seems clear that without any underlying sense of meaning and story and relationships, these simplistic roles would seem to hold little long-term interest for most humans.

The Dreamtime and Plato’s Cave

“Glitch in the Matrix” points out that in the movie, “The Matrix,” Neo keeps his money and special things in a book, “Simulacra and Simulation,” which is a tip-off at the start of that movie that all is not what it seems. There is a long tradition within indigenous societies of acknowledging dreams within dreams, and ‘the Dreamtime.’ This idea of dreaming the world into existence, with layers and layers of dreams and awakenings is a much more ancient concept even than Plato’s cave, to the point that there exist words to express how seemingly real physical reality is just ‘maya’–just illusion

When Neo first awakens, and wonders why his eyes don’t work, Morpheus explains, “Because you’ve never used them before.” This matches what we know scientifically, as I’ve shared in a podcast I did with Dr. Donald Hoffman:  Perception, Truth, and Reality with Donald Hoffman.  Dr. Hoffman describes how our sense of the world through our perceptions is not truly real—our experience of true reality is filtered.  Donald Hoffman talked with me about his interface theory of perception, in which what we typically assume to be “out there” is not necessarily reality–but rather something akin to the desktop user interface on a computer. And just as we don’t need to execute machine language commands in order to send an email or delete a file, biological evolution has been proven to favor perceptual fitness over truthful completeness and accuracy of perception.  As Hoffman writes, “… to experience is to construct, in each modality and without exception,” and new findings in quantum physics and quantum biology increasingly provide scientific evidence to show this is true.

Similarly, in the allegory of Plato’s Cave, the true light of the world is much more brilliant than the shadow world as seen within the cave. When Plato comes back into the cave, he sees his friends are still watching the shadow play, giving one another acknowledgement for being first to spot what’s going on. This allegory of the cave reminds me of how anyone who has enlightenment experiences feels transformed when returning to everyday life. Quite often, it’s impossible to interact with friends, family, and colleagues the same as before the epiphany and transcendant experience. It’s also challenging, if not impossible, to explain or properly convey the experience fully to others.

Will We Recognize Our Reflection?

In “Glitch in the Matrix,” Jesse Orion expresses feelings of frustration when noticing he’s been stuck in digital worlds that aren’t going so well. And then when he gets out of those games and simulations, he’s noticed he was still stuck in a reality that’s not going so well, either. And he can’t help but draw parallels, since “the grass is dead on both sides. It’s like they’re ‘quick-patching’ reality,” because (just like in glitchy games), real life is not going that well.  “People are broken. Cosmologies are broken.”   This sounds to me like “glass half full” kind of thinking, where whatever we focus our attention on, we will see more of whatever we happen to be focusing on.

I notice that humans are becoming more capable of instantaneous manifestation, at which point our ability to maintain good emotional and energetic hygiene (keeping to good and nurturing thoughts) is becoming ever more essential to our personal and social well-being. We can start to observe how we can experience more of whatever we focus our attention and energies upon. Many of us have habits of dwelling on complaints, worries, fears, and observations of lack—rather than nurturing gratitude, appreciation, and reverence.

PKD writes about worlds which may be inhabited by just one protagonist, or who may have others who join them in their peculiar world, or those others remained in their own worlds throughout. PKD wrote on these themes of ‘pleuriform pseudo-worlds’ because he, “was sensing the manifold of partially actualized realities, remaining tangent to the actualized one—the one that the majority of us, by consensus gentiem, agree on.” I love how PKD was so tuned in to the way that it seems people can—and often do—experience simultaneous parallel realities. I love how this matches some recent experimental findings in quantum physics, in which observational devices even at the same place and time can witness different events. This seems to clearly indicate that there may be no such thing as one ‘objective reality.’

Another character in “Glitch in the Matrix” asks the question:  “When we know we may be in a simulation, how do we ethically deal with others—when we also know others are there like me, who aren’t simulations? How do I deal with someone who’s behind a false avatar, but who I really want to communicate with?”  He also points out: “Simulation theory seems to kind of solve problems, but it really makes the problems more poignant, and in your face.”

Again, this is such a perfect juncture to invite ourselves to find a story line we actually wish to inhabit—it’s such a great opportunity to care more about our relationships with other people, animals, plants, things, and the Earth and moon and sun and stars and sky.  When we make the most of our epiphanies through lucid dreaming and recognizing how our physical senses merely show us a kind of illusory facade that is not complete reality—we can become the change we wish to see in the world.  We can become more caring, more compassionate, more kind.  We can care more about our relationships with others.

Divine Awakening

“Glitch in the Matrix” mentions that PKD’s friend, Tom Disch, first suggested to him that his experience on Feb 3, 1974 sounded like “Enthousiasmos” by Elijah, and PKD liked the idea, and found it pleasant.  The experience of feeling inspired by God seems uplifting, and like it would have given PKD a feeling of spiritual epiphany, which seems to have been the case.

One character in “Glitch in the Matrix” points out that: There are fundamental metaphors we have about reality, such as “life is like a journey,” and “Waking up from a dream”—and shifting between ontological realities (sometimes quite abruptly, or with intense emotions) is a fundamental, cognitive experience—is “stitched into us.”

Yes; humans do seem to be wired to experience many levels of awakening, in order to discover many levels of identity within ourselves. Perhaps the greatest unasked question, and the question that potentially can do the most for us in terms of answering all our questions and solving all our problems is simply, “Who am I?”

This question of identity can enable us to begin to realize our true identity is involved with co-creating our experienced dream-within-a-dream; and also that we have many levels and layers to our conscious identity.

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A Gift For All of Us: a Falcon In the Garden

A Magical Moment

To see something extraordinary three times is a blessing, and a message, and a gift.  An extraordinary thing happened the other day that was such a good sign and omen, that I know you’ll just love it.
When I looked out the front window, I saw a giant falcon fly into our Gravenstein apple tree, and perch on the lowest branch, only a few feet off the ground.  This bird looked like a peregrine falcon to me, with distinctive striped/dappled patterns on its golden chest and on both sides, giant yellow-orange talons (that seemed as big as its head) and a beautiful, curved beak.  It was watching activity at our neighbor’s house across the street, where tree trimmers had been clearing branches away from overhead electrical lines.  There was a pile of branches in front of our neighbor’s driveway–and a mother and her young son had stopped to look at all the branches.  The falcon watched all this with great interest, settling into our apple tree where it remained for about 10 minutes or so.
The falcon’s head swiveled around to see me watching it–even though I was inside the house, about ten feet away from the window.  I was amazed to see how alert and aware this bird was, and how keen its vision must be.  After the falcon had rested in our apple tree for about ten minutes, it flew directly toward me (!!!) and then just up above me, to the right, to sit atop the roof over our front porch!  It saw me watching it from a respectful distance inside the house.  I could tell it was watching my every move, since any time I made even the slightest movement, the falcon swiveled its head to stare at me intently.  The falcon also kept a close eye on our front yard, no doubt aware that we have a gopher who burrows there regularly.
After many minutes of sitting on the porch roof, the falcon flew off toward our backyard.  I went to look out the kitchen window, and a few minutes later, the falcon flew right toward me a second time, (!!!) so I got a perfect view of its beautiful golden breast and outstretched wings–and then it flew up over the roof of our house.  I returned to the living room, to see if I could spot it in the front yard, but saw no sign of it.  I then returned to the kitchen a few minutes later, when I saw the falcon fly directly toward me a third time (!!!)–looking at me as it approached the house, and then landed atop our front porch roof once more.
This falcon was so gorgeous in full flight, and so regal when keeping watch on the yard, but the it’s most remarkable quality was how much love I could palpably feel from being in the presence of this beautiful bird.  I was especially overwhelmed with how much love it had shown me by flying directly toward me, while looking me in the eye, THREE times that afternoon.  I see a lot of birds in our garden, including crows, bluejays, house finches, and hummingbirds–and in the entire 30 plus years I’ve lived here, yesterday was the first time a bird ever flew directly toward me while looking right at me the whole time.  Only one other bird has flown up to a window and peered in at me on the other side, and that was a hummingbird several years ago, who seemed to be saying “Thank you!” to me, for having refilled the nectar in the hummingbird feeder.  This summer I’ve also had a few hummingbirds hover close to me, and sometimes fly into a spray of water when I’m watering the yard.  All of those moments are memorable, indeed, but this felt truly exceptional.
This bird looked like a young peregrine falcon.  Peregrine falcons have been my favorite bird ever since I was a little girl, and saw one in a children’s book.  I’d been watching three baby peregrine falcons that hatched this Spring up at the top of UC Berkeley’s campanile tower, where a Cal falcons camera monitor showed livestream video from their nesting box from the time their mother sat on the eggs, to the time the young peregrine’s flight feathers came in, and up until their very first practice flights.

Blessing, Message, and Gift

There was so much love in this bird’s visit that I spent quite a bit of time just soaking it in.  This falcon had a truly majestic presence, and in addition to that, it seemed especially attuned with me–the way it flew directly toward me while clearly seeing me (inside my house) three times in a row.  I am aware that to see something extraordinary three times is a blessing, and a message, and a gift.
What I’d been doing in the days before the peregrine’s visit was honoring the memory of my dear beloved deceased friend and mentor, the American linguist, Dan “Moonhawk” Alford.  Moonhawk often described himself as hanging out
“at the lonely intersection of language, physics, Native America and consciousness,”
and the few precious hours I spent hanging out with him at my first Language of Spirit conference in New Mexico was life-changing for me.  Moonhawk has a way of illuminating important ideas, such as how language shapes consciousness, and he has a genius for inspiring people to think differently.  Moonhawk pointed out how it might be, for example, that in Nature, “A does not always equal A,” because
“you can never step into the same river twice.”
Such a seemingly simple point gets to the heart of how our western science and logic was constructed with a mechanistic bias, while the natural world is ever-changing, generous, alive and profound.
Another mind-expanding point that Moonhawk made is that our English language is noun-based, which affects our view of the cosmos.  Moonhawk pointed out that he’s spent time with Native Americans who could talk for hours, or even for an entire day, without once uttering a single noun.  Such a thing is mind-blowing to most westerners, whose thoughts shape the way they think to an extraordinary degree.  Even the idea of God is a verb to Native Americans, and this mental conceptualization of reality is so different from typical western reductionist viewpoints, yet such a perfect match for quantum physicists, such as David Bohm, who’d met with Moonhawk and Leroy Little Bear at a special dialogue hosted by the Fetzer Institute in Michigan in 1992.
I’d been reading Moonhawk’s articles on his website, after having watched a DVD documentary film honoring him and physicist David Bohm and Blackfoot indian Leroy Little Bear, called “The Language of Spirituality” this weekend.  I’d been talking with Moonhawk in my heart for the past several days–hearing his jokes, witticisms, and responses in my heart–so it feels right that Moonhawk’s spirit is so with me.  And indeed the peregrine falcon’s visit was a blessing, a message, and a gift.
As always, I encourage us all to keep asking my favorite question, “How good can it get?”
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Viruses, Memory, and Miracles

Human memory came from an ancient virus

We can glean amazing insights from viewing the way memories and viruses work–and the extraordinary relationship between viruses, memory, and miracles–at this time when neurologists say that our memories come from an ancient virus.

An international collaboration of researchers from the University of Utah, the University of Copenhagen, and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the UK discovered something surprising about a protein called Arc, which is essential to long-term memory formation.  It seems that some 350-400 million years ago, an ancestor to the retrovirus, the retrotransposon, injected its genetic material into a land-based, four-limbed creature, leading to the development of the Arc protein.  Scientists have been amazed to discover that it has very similar properties to how a virus infects its host  stating in their article in Cell,

“The neuronal gene Arc is essential for long-lasting information storage in the mammalian brain, mediates various forms of synaptic plasticity, and has been implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders,” and, “little is known about Arc’s molecular function and evolutionary origins.”  [Pastuzyn 2018]

Using electro-microscopy, scientists realized that the way Arc assembles itself appears very similar to the way the HIV retrovirus operates.

The Arc protein behaves like a virus and serves as the platform allowing neurons to communicate with one another.  Scientists found that mice lacking the Arc protein had difficulty remembering things they had learned within one day’s time, and their brains lacked plasticity–where the brain can easily absorb new knowledge and skills.  Arc behaves like a viral capsid–like a hard, outer shell which is hollow inside and carries a virus’s genetic information from one cell to another.  Arc mimics viral capsids by encapsulating its RNA in order to transfer it from one neuron to another.


Evolving with viruses

Virologists are noticing how the original novel coronavirus, covid-19, almost immediately mutated into three different strains, and within a few weeks was observed by scientists in Iceland to have over 400 mutated versions, eight strains of which have been found to be infecting humans globally at this time.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a betacoronavirus, like the SARS and MERS coronavirus, with a structure that is recognized by cell biologists as being 80% similar.  While coronaviruses had once been considered to only affect birds and mammals, the SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 epidemics have demonstrated that this virus family can jump species barriers, and spread to humans.

Author William S. Burroughs theorized that words and language represent a type of virus that transformed the throats of humans who spoke those words.  Author Philip K. Dick commented in “The Selected Letters of PKD, 1980-1982” on William S. Burroughs consideration of the existence of some kind of information virus:

“I cannot accept Burroughs’ view that we have been invaded by an alien virus, an information virus, yet on the other hand I cannot readily dismiss this bizarre theory as mere paranoia on his part.  I think he is onto something real and important, and that his statements do more good–far more good–than harm (that is, he states the problem correctly, although perhaps his analysis of the cause is faulty; still, merely to be aware of the problem is to achieve a great deal).  Now, I have been able to find accounts in ancient times of what seems to be a thinking or perceptual dysfunction or perhaps the thinking or perceptual dysfunction.
…Burroughs may have indeed detected an “information virus” or something like an information virus, but my supposition is that, if you grant its existence, it is of long-standing.  World mythology supports this.  Not just Christian.
Where Burroughs and I sharply disagree is that my supposition is that if–if–and information life form exists (and this is indeed a bizarre and wild supposition), it is benign; it does not occlude us; on the contrary: it informs us (or perhaps it has no interest in doing either, but simply rides our own information traffic, using our media as a carrier; that is entirely possible.  That I myself saw this living information in the spring of 1974 is not something I wish to claim; on the other hand, I will not deny it. The issue is important, vital, and also elusive.  If you grant an occluding information virus, are you not then yourself occluded in your very analysis of it, as well as your perception of its existence?  There is a paradox involved.  I’m sure you can see that.”


Mandela Effect-affected memories

Much of who we see ourselves to be comes from our memories of who we think we are, and the stories we believe we are living in.  Without long-term memories, we’d eternally be in the moment, free from expectations of ourselves or others, and likely devoid of much in the way of long-term plans.

How fascinating, now, to realize that our very sense of self, and ability to have long-term memories comes thanks to an ancient virus.  Scientists note that:

“Eukaryotic genomes are littered with DNA of viral or transposon origin, which compose about half of most mammalian genomes.”  [Smit, 1999]

When it comes to the Mandela Effect, many of us recall different historical events as well as differences in just about everything in existence including:  human physiology, plants, animals, books, foods, movies, music, names, places, buildings, aircraft, cars, and more.  Clearly we are still finding fundamental processes by which information storage in the brain operates, and we have yet to discover biological mechanisms supporting our ability to witness reality shifts, Mandela Effects, quantum jumps, and miraculous changes.  When we look at Nature through a quantum lens, we can see evidence that natural systems are capable of such seemingly impossible achievements such as:  organism mutations within a single generation of bacteria; astonishingly high efficiencies of operation seen in photosynthesis; amazingly accurate navigation of robins; and perfect synchronization of starlings in flight.  We can gain from such observation insights into the rich mystery of mind-matter interaction, guiding further investigations with my favorite question:  “How good can it get?”


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Pastuzyn, Elissa D., Cameron E. Day, Rachel B. Kearns, Madeleine Kyrke-Smith, Andrew V. Taibi, John McCormick, Nathan Yoder et al. “The neuronal gene arc encodes a repurposed retrotransposon gag protein that mediates intercellular RNA transfer.” Cell 172, no. 1-2 (2018): 275-288.

Smit A.F.  “Interspersed repeats and other mementos of transposable elements in mammalian genomes.”  Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 1999; 9: 657-663


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Your levels of mind select realities

Cynthia Sue Larson

You can choose the level of self which you observe, and this holds the keys to selecting realities.  Awareness that at an ultimate level, the only actions of substances are changes of perceptions is philosophical, and this was a matter of great interest to the philosopher Leibniz.  Leibniz viewed apperception as “consciousness, or the reflective knowledge of this internal state.” He adds that this is “something not given to all souls, nor at all times to a given soul.”  Some consider Leibniz to be the grandfather of artificial intelligence, since he conceived of human cognition in computational terms, with human cognitive processes following determinable axioms of logic.

This skill of being self-aware can be further developed through meditation.  We can learn that we are not those thoughts nor those feelings.  For example, we can meditate to gain the ability to learn to see our thoughts and feelings go by, like clouds in the sky.

We can practice identifying with being the Observer of those thoughts and feelings–more like the Driver in a car, the Captain of a ship, or the Pilot in a plane.  For those of us who are spiritually oriented, we can experience a difference between our daily, egoic self–the one concerned about personal safety and experiencing various kinds of pain–and our infinite, eternal Self.

This is also where things get interesting, thanks to the Observer Effect.

Observer Effect

In quantum physics, the observer effect is the principle that an observer’s choice of when, where, and how to make a given observation absolutely influences what is subsequently observed.  Scientific experiments confirmed in 2019 that two observers watching the same event at the same place and time are absolutely capable of witnessing two different things, as I previously described, in my blog post:  physics experiment challenges objective reality.

Our decision of how we choose to observe can be viewed as asking Nature a question, as physicist John Archibald Wheeler surmised.

Value of Subjective Reality

In most cases where we notice a reality shift or Mandela effect, we remember a distinctively different event or thing than is now accepted as being historically true. We do not typically recall several different realities, but usually just one or possibly two.  There appears to be a tendency for most people observing reality shifts and Mandela Effects to be aware of binary (two-option) scenarios. For example, some people remember first hearing of Nelson Mandela’s death while he was incarcerated in prison in the 1980s–while others first remember hearing of his death in December 2013.  Another example is that some people remember the Star Wars character, Darth Vader, saying “Luke, I am your father”–while others recall him saying, “No, I am your father.”  There also exist some examples of Mandela effects and reality shifts where more than two realities are recalled.  One such example appears in the case of the restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A, which some people recall having previously either being:  Chic-Fil-A or Chik-Fil-A.

Our Many Minds

Our assumption that each one of us exists as a unified individual may not be true.  Carl Jung once said, “The so-called unity of consciousness is an illusion… we like to think that we are one, but we are not.”  George Ivanovich Gurdjieff emphasized the point that man has no single big “I”; man is divided into a multiplicity of small “I’s.”

Carl Jung adopted an intriguing theory of personality, no doubt influenced by his observation of a young cousin who had multiple personality disorder.

 “When Carl Jung was still a university student in Basel, he was intrigued by the behavior of a female cousin aged fifteen and a half who began to exhibit signs of multiple personality.  She would become suddenly pale, sink slowly to the ground (or a chair), then begin to speak in a manner completely unlike her everyday self. Instead of her usual Swiss dialect, she spoke literary German in a smooth and assured manner.  Various spirits claimed to speak through her mouth,* and her mannerisms changed completely as different ones ‘took over.’”  Of the “various spirits” that spoke through her, Colin Wilson tells us, “One of them claimed to be her grandfather who had been a banal and sanctimonious clergyman.  Another was an inane chatterer who flirted with the ladies who came to the ‘séances.’  Another, who claimed to be a nobleman, was an amusing gossip who spoke High German with a North German accent.”   Jung observed that when his cousin held séances, she took on a countenance quite different from her normal appearance and manner: “She could talk so seriously, so forcefully and convincingly, that one almost had to ask oneself: Is this really a girl of fifteen and a half?  One had the impression that a mature woman was being acted out with considerable dramatic talent.”  Jung took detailed notes at the séances, and later—after studying with Pierre Janet in Paris in 1902—expanded them into the doctoral thesis he wrote for his medical degree.  In Jung’s first published work he wrote, “on the subpersonalities and other dissociative phenomena produced by his psychic cousin during her mediumistic séances.”  (Colin Wilson, “Mysteries”)

Jung observed that the tendency to split into various aspects of psyche is not merely a matter of psychopathology, but indeed occurs in normal people, too.   While typically unobserved, complexes can behave like independent beings–like aspects of ourselves with ‘minds of their own.’  Most of us recognize that we adopt various personas, which we is an expression of our ego, rather than our true self.  Problems can occur if we overly-identify with a persona (or mask) over true genuine feelings about who we are. .

Neuropsychologist Roger Wolcott Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for discoveries concerning functional specialization in the two hemispheres of our brain.  Sperry noticed that patients with split-brain syndrome experienced one side of their body operating separately from the other.  In rare cases, a kind of split personality or dual consciousness has been observed for indivduals with split-brain syndrome, with each brain hemisphere and side of the body responding very differently from the other.  These differences are most dramatic in cases where the two hemispheres are not connected normally through the corpus callosum, but differences between the two hemispheres exist in all of us.  For most people, the left hemisphere of the brain excels at language while the right is better at recognizing images.

Our split brains employ a dual approach to simultaneously appraising situations according to two very different approaches; one very goal-based and rational, and the other more intuitive. While we typically consider ourselves to be of one mind operating with unified conscious agency, this sensation is illusory.  In much the same way that our minds work to give us the impression that sounds we hear coincide with sights we see, our minds usually provide us with a sensation that each of us naturally are of one mind.

Reality Selection  

Thanks to the amazing power of the Observer Effect, we are capable of selecting which type of Observer we wish to be, among a multitude of possibilities.


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Philip K. Dick, future memory and the Mandela Effect

The Future Memory Mandela Effect Connection

The first connection between the Mandela Effect and the concept of future memory was published in PMH Atwater’s 1999 book, Future Memory.  Future Memory featured an entire chapter dedicated to the Mandela Effect subject, also known as Reality Shifts, and included a number of what we would now call personal Mandela Effect experiences.  While we think primarily of the Mandela Effect in terms of groups of people remembering different facts and different histories, there’s currently not so much discussion or conversation bringing together the topic of Future Memory with the Mandela Effect.

Many years before Atwater published Future Memory, science fiction author Philip K. Dick spoke in an talk presented in Metz, France in 1977 about his view of reality being rather malleable.  Philip K. Dick wrote many stories that we are now familiar with as movies and TV series, such as Blade Runner, The Minority Report, The Adjustment Bureau, and The Man in the High Castle.  In this talk, “If you find this world bad, you should see some of the others,” Philip describes how he was able to access memories of very different lives.  Philip points out that, “We are accustomed to supposing that all change takes place along linear time axis from past to present to future,” and goes on to point out:

“An orthogonal or right angle time axis could exist–a lateral domain, in which change takes place–processes occurring sideways in reality, so to speak.  This is almost impossible to imagine.  How would we perceive such lateral changes?  What would we experience?  What clues, if we are trying to test out this bizarre theory, should we be on the alert for?  In other words, how can change take place outside of linear time at all, in any sense, to any degree?”

These hypothetical questions posed by Philip K. Dick turn out to be highly prescient of what we now refer to as the Mandela Effect.  Philip didn’t stop there; he continues in his talk to provide an example of the type of subtle changes he expects to transpire, if indeed changes do not take place solely in the forward-through-time fashion expected in classical physics.  Philip presents a metaphor of a wealthy patron of the arts who instructs his servants to hang a new picture each day above his fireplace.  Each day the servants remove the previous day’s picture and hang a new one.  Until one day, the servants realize they could make things a lot easier by simply making some changes to the current picture, by removing a tree here and adding a person there.

“The employer enters his living room after dinner, seats himself facing the fireplace, and contemplates what should be, according to his expectations, the new picture.  What does he see?  It certainly isn’t what he saw previously, but also it isn’t somehow–and here we must become very sympathetic with this somewhat stupid man–because we can virtually see his brain circuits striving to understand.  His brain circuits are saying, ‘Yes, it is a new picture; it is not the same one as yesterday.  But also it IS the same one.  I think I feel on a very deep intuitive basis, I feel that somehow I’ve seen it before.  I seem to remember a tree, though, and there is no tree.'” 

Memories of possible futures

Philip K. Dick’s biographers point out that Philip demonstrated strong proof of his precognitive memories, most notably with an eerily accurate future memory of his own demise.   Philip described how people would one day find his body lying face-down between his sofa and coffee table.  While this was the exact position paramedics found his body, in actuality Philip was still alive when they found him, and the paramedics were able to take Philip to the hospital, where he later died after having experienced a massive stroke.

False memory connection

There appears to be a connection between false memories and innocent people admitting to or being convicted of crimes that they did not commit. In an interesting side-note coincidence, a good deal of the money Philip K. Dick earned from his vast body of works was donated to Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization dedicated to exonerating innocent convicts.  As it turns out, false memories are now often considered the underlying causal reason resulting in erroneous convictions of innocent people going to jail for crimes they did not commit.

Quantum models of cognition

Swedish scientist and physician D.H. Ingvar published a paper in 1985, “Memory of the Future,” which presented the cogent argument that humans have “inner futures” which can be recalled spontaneously, whenever desired, and with great detail.  The concept Ingvar presented is that our human ability to imagine a “simulation of behavior” takes place in our cognitive centers by mentally reviewing “alternative hypothetical behavior patterns in order to be ready for what may happen.”  Ingvar’s conceptualization of a human “memory of the future” is very well aligned with the more current work of Jerome Busemeyer and Peter Bruza, as published in their book, Quantum Models of Cognition and Decision.  The insight Ingvar brings is that we can view the present as being influenced by the future–which turns out to be something we’ve now seen to be proven true in recent quantum physics experiments.

More recent scientific research into memories of the future featuring new insights into the adaptive value of episodic memory reveals that, “more positive and neutral simulations were remembered than negative simulations after the long delay.”  It would seem that humans have a built-in bias toward remembering most auspicious possible futures, and selectively tending to forget negative scenarios.


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Our Quantum Reality: The Entanglement of Life [VIDEO: A.H. Almaas]

The 3 dimensions of our physical reality will have us believe that everything is solid, rigid, and a slave to our perceptual senses. However, classical theories on reality are proving to be not as solid as science would hope them to remain. Which I find quite ironic since the beauty of science is the ever-quest of curiosity as the drive to find Truth.

However, lately, it seems at least in the last century that science seems more ego-driven than guided by wanderlust. And perhaps it’s that disconnect from our childlike open-mindedness to new and fresh ideas that have somewhat halted what could be an immense and intense progression of advancement in our knowledge of reality, which in my humble opinion MUST include an idea of a creator. Because at the core of it all, who are we and what the hell are we doing here if not creating every living moment of our waking (and resting) lives???

Even at a cellular level, there is always growth and expansion and the creation of the new. We as a species are continually creating good and services for worldwide need and unfortunately, world-wide greed. And while I’ll save my soapbox rants and views on how we live in a Corporatocracy of Orwellian proportions for another time, I will speak to the point that above all we are always CREATING.

Whether it be out of the need for survival of the physical body, the mind, medical care, or on another level of creation where we act to create as a sense of release or personal expression via music, dance, art and the like, we are always giving out a part of ourselves. And what we give out is created from what we’ve taken in…not only from our experiences and our genetics, but also from what I’ve learned to be known as ancestral memories stored in our DNA, which are the blueprints for what? Creating US!

So speaking from a scientific point of view, it would make sense that someone or something generated, assembled, designed, or created…(ahem), those blueprints. So, therefore the inner knowing in my heart has always responded to my ever inquisitive mind whenever it doubts that the unseen world that must be felt with frequency and vibration (intuitive vibes) is just as real as the physical world we rely on solely through our senses such as sight and sound.

From studying some pretty deep topics in both the science and spiritual worlds from String Theory to how to channel the Akashic Records, I always find myself in the same place…square in the middle of both wondering why each area has such issues with the other and why they cannot just play nice. Because from my view, when planted firmly in the middle of both, able to see the gifts each other and how beautifully they piece together, it only makes sense as a person who loves science to use the tool I see before me. And it fills my heart with peace and a sense of connection to know that the integration of such “opposites” is actually the “answer” to many if not most issues we face in the world today.

3-D is a world of duality, asking for resolution on a constant level. Picture it as the ever-evolving yin and yang on the same coin, never able to see one another, feeling at odds, but from a higher perspective, we can see they are of the same Source and play an equal but opposite role. When infused together in the efforts, they create one greater functioning system. I honestly feel that this is the “cosmic goal” of the human spirit and why we reincarnate. We come back as many times as we must to reintegrate all of the faceted parts of ourselves until we are “whole” again and fully remember who we are. Then, there IS no more conflict, no more doubt, fear, separation and therefore no more lessons to learn.

I guess you could say we obtained Enlightenment, but perhaps if we want to include science we could also say we’ve obtained Entanglement…

The following video speaks more on the Quantum Theory of Entanglement and also how it applies to general life. It’s a short, but informative piece I think both your mind and heart will really enjoy. 🙂

Video Source: ScienceandNonduality


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