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Cynthia Sue LarsonThe biggest alternate universes popular meme recently has been the Berenstein Bears / Berenstain Bears

After sixteen years of regularly covering the topic of alternate histories–sometimes rapidly changing alternate histories–I’m delighted to see some specific cases of reality shifts and quantum jumps being so widely reported that some bigger media channels are taking notice recently.

While realityshifters like me are conservatively reporting at least one rather noticeable reality shift or quantum jump every day, many newcomers to this phenomena are viewing this subject with astonishment mixed with understandable incredulity as they discuss the “Mandela effect” or the “Berenstain Bears” controversy. For newcomers to the world of reality shifts, typically only one thing is currently being noticed as having mysteriously changed–so naturally their focus of attention is on the what, when, where, how, and why of that particular shift.

BerensteinBearsThe Berenstein Berenstain Bears story has this month been covered by MTVSeventeen magazine, the Globe and Mail, the New Zealand Herald, and the Mandela Effect website, While reporters maintain a cheeky attitude of playful irreverence when covering this topic, such as when New Zealand Herald reporter, Karl Puschmann, asks us to spell the name of the family of bears we came to know and love as children, “Did you spell it Berenstein or Berenstain? The former is right, but wrong. The latter is officially correct but undoubtedly incorrect. Everything we thought we knew is a lie. In case you’re wondering, yes, I am wearing my best tinfoil hat right now but let me assure you, this is only as a safety precaution. I’m not a nutter or anything. Honestly.”

NelsonMandelaPrisonThe Mandela Effect has gained similar traction recently, being reported this past month in the Corsicana Daily Sun, CKNW News Talk, and The Globe and Mail. I first wrote about having remembered Nelson Mandela passing away while incarcerated in my blog and the August 2013 issue of RealityShifters. Over the past couple of years, increasing numbers of people have remembered that they, too, have memories of Mandela dying years earlier than his more recent passing. There was so much interest in this so-called “Mandela Effect,” which is part of what RealityShifters has been calling the “Alive Again” phenomenon since May 2004, that Reddit readers talked about it recently, and that Fiona Broome created her Mandela Effect website in 2011.

While I’ve not yet seen such widespread reports of America’s Thanksgiving Third Thursday switch from the third to the fourth Thursday of November, I’m sure that’s just a matter of time. Over the past two years, I’ve been receiving increasing numbers of reports from people who do remember that American Thanksgiving “always” fell on the third Thursday of November. I published the first such report in the November 2013 RealityShifters, with follow-up confirmation from others with similar memories in the January 2015 RealityShifters, the February 2015 RealityShifters, and the May 2015 RealityShifters. Clearly, there’s some kind of momentum for remembering alternate histories, as increasing numbers of people are agreeing that they, too, remember things differently than supposedly have “always been true.” As one of the many people who remember Thanksgiving being on the third Thursday of each month, I can assure you I never would have scheduled International Aura Awareness Day to fall on Thanksgiving weekend. Which is why I’m quite certain that I’ve experienced a change in the past few years, despite there being no current historical record that such a change has occurred.

Oliver Sacks Dies… Again

RobinWilliamsRobertDeNiroThe perspective on such topics as these for realityshifters like me is naturally more accepting and relaxed, due to the steady flow of such “unusual” happenings in our everyday lives. For example, as I sip my morning cup of coffee today, I read today’s New York Times article about Oliver Sacks having passed away, I recognize this “news” story as one I read rather recently, just a week or two ago. In fact, it is so familiar that the photo of Robin Williams with Robert De Niro in Williams’ role playing a character based on Sacks in the movie “Awakenings” is the exact same one I saw very recently. I double-check the date of Oliver Sacks’ death, and see that as of today, he’s supposedly passed away today, Sunday, August 30th. I confirm this date by running a quick search engine check, to make sure it wasn’t really a couple of weeks ago, and all sources agree on today–Sunday, August 30th. Because I’ve already read a nearly identical version of this obituary, I am able to skim it quickly today, which I’m happy to find provides me with a bit more time to work on writing this blog post that I wouldn’t otherwise have.

As amazing as one might expect it should be to me for me to see an obituary run for a second time in the New York Times as if it’s fresh news all over again, such experiences with repeating events are really nothing new for me. I now realize that seeing New York Times front page obituary news more than once is similar to my having tired of overplayed songs on the radio in the 1970s as a youth, only to hear radio announcers gleefully announce the exciting world debut of those songs as “being played for the first time.” While I dismissed such things as somebody’s confusion in my youth, I’ve now become consciously aware of regularly occurring alternate histories, so surfing through them is a natural part of my life.

Joys of Reality Shifts: Lost Earring Returns

GoldEarrings2015augThere are times when being a realityshifter is truly a delight. Rather than accepting a given situation as fixed or unchangeable, I am keenly aware of just how flexible reality can be. During a walk one evening with a friend along a city sidewalk, I noticed upon reaching my car that one of my gold earrings was no longer on my ear. These earrings have special sentimental value to me, since I received them as a gift from my parents, and they’re pretty, too. I asked my friend to continue on without me, so I would have time to retrace my steps and see if I could find the earring on the sidewalk or street. I entered a state of relaxed, energized, loving awareness, as I walked back and forth along the several blocks of sidewalk and street. I imagined our recently deceased family dog was walking with me, since he always helped me find things–often by helping me visualize where they were. I’d told my friend and colleague, Dr. Beverly Rubik, about our dog’s death earlier that same day at lunch, and she’d told me how she’d heard bells playing when she buried her beloved pet dog–though strangely, there were no bells nearby. Though I’d not heard bells when burying our family dog, realized I was now hearing the sound of the UC Berkeley Sather Tower campanile bells playing a beautiful tune! I felt tremendous love in my heart for my dog, for the campanile music, and for being alive. I checked my hair and clothes one more time, hoping that perhaps my earring never hit the ground. I sensed a question posed to me, “Where would you like to find it?” My telepathic reply to this silent question was simply “Somewhere safe.” I’d much rather find it in good shape, rather than flattened by a 3,000 pound car driving by. I realized after retracing my steps for a second meticulous time, that as much as I adore my earring, I was willing to accept not being able to find it for the time being. So, for a few hours I ignored my missing earring and went to the Foundations of Mind conference reception party, visited with friends, and finally returned home. And that’s when, to my great surprise and delight, tucked deep down inside my clothes in a place that makes no sense for it to be–and certainly not without my having felt it and been annoyed by its presence–was my missing earring, in perfect condition, completely safe!

Primacy of Quantum Logic in the Natural World

So what’s going on? Occam’s Razor invites us to avoid over-complicating explanations of what’s going on. William of Ockham’s words on this matter were, “Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate,”  which translates to “entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” Curiously, or perhaps appropriately for our topic, much controversy occurs when scholars attempt to provide proper attribution for this quote, as noted in this article called “The Myth of Ockham’s Razor,” at the Logic Museum. In complete harmony with the fact that it appears there might currently be no physical evidence of any kind to support that William of Ockham is the true origination of the idea behind Occam’s Razor, the arrival of a fresh understanding of Quantum Logic in time to provide a framework for new Quantum Computers provides us valuable insights regarding our mistaken long-standing presumption that Classical, Boolean Logic is all that deductive logic is about. Obviously, this is not the case, as I summarized in my most recent blog post, Different Memories are to be Expected in the Quantum Age.

Reality as found in Nature, like consciousness itself, has a wild, unpredictable, untamed, nonlinear quality to it. The reality I’ve seen and come to know and love has occasionally changing “facts,” such as whether or not American Thanksgiving has always fallen on the fourth Thursday of November, Nelson Mandela died in prison, the Berenstain Bears were once known as Berenstein, or William of Ockham really was the first person to popularize the notion of “Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate”  in the Middle Ages. In Quantum Logic, both the past and the future can change, and often do. It’s up to us to bring conscious attention and awareness to what truly matters most to us. This is the foundation for the paper I presented this month at Foundations of Mind: A Dialogue of World Views, at UC Berkeley. The title of my paper is, “Quantum Logic is Primary in the Natural World.” It will be published along with other papers presented at the conference in the coming year.

You can watch the video edition of this post on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/lzBXJ6jt9kE

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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, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Comments on: "Berenstain Bears, Mandela Effect, Thanksgiving Thursday" (14)

  1. So interesting. I shared to FB.

  2. Hi Cynthia,
    I thought of you yesterday and was going to write you to say that Oliver Sacks was already dead. I checked Google and it did not corroborate my recollection. As you stated, all the links listed yesterday 8-30-15. Such an interesting synchronicity that you blogged about this topic today. In fact I was browsing at a book store recently looking at one of his books and thinking about his death. Could it have been that I had heard he was ill?

    In any event, very glad you picked up on my thoughts 🙂

    peace, Linda

    • Thanks for confirming that more than one of us remember having seen news of Oliver Sacks passing on. In my case, it was definitely not just reporting he was ill–it was his obituary, just about exactly the same way it showed up (again!) in the New York Times a second time within one month period.

      • Vivek narain said:

        This is definitely uncharacteristic of reality shift events,a case of precognition,the holy grail of time related enigma of immutable destiny.Exact enactment of the remembered event is definitely a most important subject.

  3. kategladstone said:

    Thanksgiving was NOT always on the fourth — or even the third — Thursday of November. For the strange, true history of its numerous date-changes, click here: http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/a/thanksgiving.htm

    • Thank you! Yes, I did see this current history of Thanksgiving Thursday a couple of years ago, when Thanksgiving’s abrupt (for me) move to the 4th Thursday in November made it collide quite surprisingly with International Aura Awareness Day that I and Allijandra had set up specifically NOT to coincide with Thanksgiving weekend. You can see the history of International Aura Awareness Day posted at:
      http://www.realityshifters.com/pages/auraday.html

      So when I read in the now-official-history of Thanksgiving, “Lincoln had established the Thanksgiving holiday to bring the country together, but the confusion over the date change was tearing it apart. On December 26, 1941, Congress passed a law declaring that Thanksgiving would occur every year on the fourth Thursday of November” I see that clearly things have radically changed since November 2002, when Alijandra and I first started International Aura Awareness Day. 🙂

  4. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I, too, remember Thanksgiving being the third Thursday and thought I was crazy. I have read “Quantum Jumps” and am fascinated with the alternate reality possibilites. It just didn’t occur to me in this instance. Thank you for expanding my awareness and reminding me that I’m not “crazy,” I’m aware and in touch with this amazing and mystical Universe.

    • Thanks for letting me know that you also remember American Thanksgiving falling on the third Thursdays in November; you are definitely not the only one who remembers this, and you are not crazy! You are getting in touch with this ever-changing reality, filled with alternate histories, synchonicities, reality shifts and quantum jumps.

  5. Okay, I have to admit that I chalked up the Bernstain/Bernstein Bears spelling to be a false memory based on pronunciation, but now I have to wonder, because I am absolutely positive that Thanksgiving has always been on the third Thursday of November, not the fourth!

    Oh this is interesting… spellcheck is indicating that Bernstain is wrong, and is suggesting Bernstein instead! Haha

    • Thanks, Christina, for commenting on this! Feelings of doubting one’s memories are understandable, until we find something that we’re certain for some reason used to be different than is currently being claimed.

    • Christina said:

      Okay, so I also remember that Thanksgiving has always been between the 22nd-27th of November. When you look at a calendar, those dates fall during the fourth week of the month, not the third. So I’m thinking that somewhere along the way someone got confused and started saying the third Thursday, and it just caught on (as things do).

    • You’re on of the few who drop the “bere” in BERNstEIn bears. This is the way I remember it as well. I never remember the BEREst-anything Bears. It was always Bernstein. This was one of my favorite sets of books growing up. I vividly remember these books. It was these books that finally caved me into believing this isn’t just my mind playing tricks.

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