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Plant Consciousness and Music of the Plants

I just obtained something I’ve waited 20 years for: a “music of the plants” device that allows plants to compose and play music. Here is a video of the first time a potted pothos plant learns to compose and play music on the Bamboo device. 

Prototype debut June 2000

In June 2000, I attended a consciousness conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I witnessed one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in all my travels around the world–a plant composing and playing music.  Back in those early days of the internet, more than 20 years ago, I posted my report on the conference on my website, since at that time there were no such things as blogs.  A Report on the Second Annual International Conference on Science and Consciousness can still be viewed in its entirety right where I originally posted it on my site.  Here is a photograph I took of that world premiere concert of music composed and played by a plant for an international audience, which I explain in these excerpts from my report:

Steven
Halpern
The evening Steven Halpern concert was truly amazing, because Steven had a very special guest performer – a potted plant! A philodendron was hooked up to a MIDI and synthesizer with two alligator clipped wires, and it proceeded to play a beautiful, complex piece of very unique music. The philodendron’s song started off sounding a little bit sleepy, then gradually picked up tempo and proceeded to play a song unlike anything I’ve ever heard humans play! It was exquisite, and soothing, and fresh. The notes would rise and sustain on high notes that sounded something like someone playing a rising scale on a xylophone … then it would be quiet.

Next, a melody would begin with lower notes and a chord would hang suspended and sustained as notes rose slowly … bringing to my mind the vision of water flowing down gently from a plant’s leaves into the soil after a rain. I almost felt like I could smell the fresh air of the outdoors in this very large conference room! Halpern explained that some people from Damanhur in Italy had created the technology which allows any plant to “sing,” provided the plant is awake and willing to participate.

Steven Halpern played a very moving piece of music he’d written on the piano, called “Spectrum Suite,” which focuses energy of each of the seven chakras and brings people to very deep alpha and theta states of consciousness. He played this piece after having played a couple of other short songs on the hotel’s piano … and then noticed that the piano was out of tune. Halpern asked for the audience’s assistance to intend for the piano to come into tune – which it did for the exquisite “Spectrum Suite” song! This song is perfect for anyone who wishes to help people learn to meditate, or who works with people in a healing capacity, as the music is extremely energizing and relaxing.

Halpern checked on the philodendron again, to find out if it wished to perform another song for us, and it did! This grand finale was a bright and cheery song, which was very different from the first song … it reminded me of a fond memory of watching the rising sun! The notes rose at the same speed that the sun rises on the horizon, and I could imagine the sun coming up with the first rays of light shining down as the notes “warmed up”… and also became more frequent. This song was a radiant expression of unlimited love rising anew! I listened with my eyes shut, and could visualize as the sun had fully cleared the horizon how the notes quieted a bit and softened … and the song came to an end.

2007 Damanhur visit

When I visited the Federation of Damanhur in June 2007, I was fascinated to learn how its underground Temples of Humankind are built on one of only two places on Earth where there is a convergence of four synchronic lines. The Damanhurian concept of synchronic lines is based on the idea that these energy lines are capable of modifying events and transmitting ideas, thoughts and feelings in ways that shift reality. Great care is taken in the Damanhur community to ensure the transmission of peaceful and positive thoughts and energies throughout the Earth. I was favorably impressed by the energy I felt at Damanhur, particularly in one of the underground chambers where the energy lines converged most noticably. These rooms are viewable and open to the public during scheduled tours, and I felt very fortunate to experience the healing intent of these special chambers in a very small group. I could sense the resonance from the converging energy lines, and made use of this special opportunity to focus my intentions to help ensure the very best possible future for everyone on Earth. 

Since my visit to Damanhur, I have heard reports of a room where potted plants are given the ability to move themselves around the room on wheeled plant stands.  These plants also have been the ability to adjust window shades, and water themselves.  Perhaps most notably, these plants have also been given control over the lock on the door to their room, such that they can permit or deny access and entrance to humans as they wish (such as if people knocking at the door have arrived in an angry mood). 

Music of the Plants

In March 2021, I was delighted to order and receive my Music of the Plants device!  I had enjoyed playing with a friend’s prototype device several years ago, which was a wonderful experience, so I was already familiar with the way it is possible to work with various controls and settings for different types of sounds and effects. 

This new “Bamboo” device is portable, easy-to-operate, elegant, quick to charge, and a joy to use.  I first connected it to my ficus tree, which is the ‘pet’ and family member I’ve lived longest with in my life.  The ficus immediately began composing and playing music, as if this was something it’s always done.  I hooked up the device to several other potted plants, noting most of them took a few minutes to gain a sense of how they were creating music.  One pothos plant created music for hours that had a beautiful healing quality, with a deeply peaceful and harmonious vibe.  I’ve enjoyed listening to the strawberry plants in my garden, as well as some ginger plants, and look forward to enjoying music with many plants in my home and garden.  

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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:
 
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Thoughts on Simulation Theory and ‘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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I invite you to keep focusing on “How good can it get?” and watch the companion video to this blog at:

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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:
 
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Teleporting Bottle and Feeling Resonance

Something amazing that happened to me the other day–I let go of a bottle of furniture polish, and it vanished without a trace or a sound!  I suspect I was able to find it again, thanks to feeling resonance with it.

On March 22, 2021, I had been watching a presentation by Dr. Dean Radin for the Institute of Noetic Sciences about Manifesting and Magic, and was contemplating some of what he had discussed in his talk covering some of what he writes in his book, “Real Magic.” I walked around the house, and got an almost empty bottle of Howard Feed-N-Wax and a rag, preparing to clean the dinner table.

As I walked into the kitchen, I closed the door behind me, and shook the bottle with a powerful downward shake, intending to move the contents of the bottle down toward the cap. The bottle slipped out of my fingers, and…. vanished without a trace or sound. I spun around and searched the entire kitchen, including the area where I expected it might have gone, toward the oven, where it surely would have made a loud sound if it had hit, but it was nowhere in the entire kitchen. I shook my head with amazement, smiled, and commented aloud, “That’s AMAZING!” At the time this experience unfolded, my mind was wandering, as I was walking and daydreaming about the topics that Dean had discussed about the power of mind-matter interaction, and a replication of his original intentional chocolate experiment (that I’d been a participant in) with intentional tea. So I had no primary intention in that exact moment.  I was in that optimal relaxed, energized state, while daydreaming about what Dr. Dean Radin had been talking about–‘real magic.’ Pretty much perfect conditions for teleporting take-off!

teleporting bottleMy first thought upon noticing the bottle had vanished was, “Well of course it can disappear like that when it’s out of my sight for an instant.”  My next thought was to search every place in the immediate vicinity where it might have ‘tunneled’ right through solid objects.  I opened the oven door and looked inside the oven.  I opened the refrigerator, which was not in the flight path, but was nearby, and checked inside.  I even looked inside the garbage container.  The bottle was in none of these places.  I checked down low, to see if perhaps the bottle might have gotten wedged under a cupboard, or down low by the oven.  In the process of looking where I would have expected to find the bottle, I did not find the bottle, but I did locate some magnetic rings that had been missing, and had somehow attached themselves to the underside of a baking sheet pan.  I realized with this discovery that I would not have checked this area for some time–until I next used that particular baking pan–so this part of the teleporting bottle experience now had a silver lining. 

Feeling in Resonance

Once I’d thoroughly inspected the kitchen area where the bottle had disappeared, and I wasn’t finding it anywhere, I realized that I might not see that bottle again.  I realized that would be OK, and not the end of the world, and smiled at the way I valued this event just as it was–which I was experiencing in that moment as a bottle that vanished.  I even laughed with the Cosmos, that such a thing could happen, and with this laugh, and acceptance, and relaxation, I also felt how much I appreciate that bottle of Feed-N-Wax, and how it would be nice if it showed up again somewhere, some time–and of course there would be no questions asked. 

I’ve often noticed the benefit of feeling in resonance with others when setting out to facilitate seemingly impossible outcomes.  I once promised a lost stray dog, “We’ll find your owner,” even though the dog would not let me touch its identification tags, nor pet it.  We did have moments of eye contact, and more than that, I felt a heart-centered connection with this canine.  This dog looked tired, as if it had been walking for hours, and it’s fur was damp with dew from its paws up each leg, along its belly, and part way up its chest.  I asked this dog out loud, “Where did you come from?”  After gazing at me for a few seconds, the dog turned its head quite deliberately to point toward the far-off city of Orinda, on the other side of this gigantic park.  The dog then turned its head back to gaze at me once more.  Thanks to feeling a sense of heartfelt resonance between the two of us, there was a palpable feeling of shared intention, based on genuine need.  Once I’d felt a sense of resonance and coherent, shared intent with this dog, I also felt a sense of certainty and inevitability that with two of us requiring that possible reality, then of course that will be the only reality that we will walk into.  I was not forming any elaborate plan in mind, but rather chose to walk with the dog, toward a solution for it to go home.  I could feel how much this dog needed to find its owner, and I shared that vision totally, to the point that I made a spoken promise aloud: “We’ll find your owner.”  And sure enough, that’s exactly what we did.  Within a few minutes of walking side-by-side along a hiking trail in our local park, relaxed in our shared company, we heard a woman’s voice on the paved road above us, just beyond some trees, “Derby?  Derby, is that you?”  Derby looked up at her, and with a sudden rush of joy and renewed vigor, bounded up the hill to meet her.  It turned out this woman had driven to the park from her home, many miles away in Orinda–exactly the direction that Derby had pointed out with his nose, when I asked where he was from! 

One of the wonderful aspects about contemplating the primary role of consciousness with regard to the physical world is that we can sometimes gain insights into the way we are always in conversation with the Cosmos, and that we have the ability–through our Free Will–to choose to be in resonance with others.  I remembered this, and renewed my sense of resonance with the bottle.  I then opened the kitchen door, walked across the hall into the living room, and was stunned to see the bottle there on the floor! Which was technically impossible, since it was too far for me to have flung it, and also the kitchen door was closed at the time.

The feeling of sharing intentions with others, and feeling kindness, compassion and reverence for others seems so deeply intertwined to me with experiencing positive reality shifts that I’m glad to be able to bring a focus of attention to it here today. 

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NOTES:

I had been watching an IONS special presentation featuring Dean Radin. It would be great if they post it on YouTube. I just looked and didn’t find it there, but I did find a fairly recent and equally fascinating interview with Michael Sandler interviewing Dean Radin on the “Inspire Nation” YouTube channel, discussing topics of resonance, effortless striving (with a sense of not being alone, but inviting support from others), and the intentional chocolate experiment, the intentional Oolong Tea experiment, and the blessed water and plants experiment results–as well as the possibility of a “PSI gene,” located in human so-called ‘junk DNA’ that is not particularly rare, but can be epigenitically expressed in some people who do have the gene.  You can view this excellent interview at: https://youtu.be/WmUOhS5Cwz4

I invite you to listen to my “Living the Quantum Dream” podcast episode, Real Magic with Dean Radin, about the science behind real magic of:  mental influence in the physical world, perception of events distant in space and time, and interactions with nonphysical entities.  Dean discusses parapsychology studies involving mediumship and channeling, and provides explanation for why if magic is real, we don’t often see large-scale evidence of magic in the world.  Dean shares some of the most surprising results he’s seen when experimental subjects have observed and interacted with photons, demonstrating how our scientific understanding of the world benefits from unexpected findings.

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

 

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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:
 
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Shift to a Positive Perspective

I was recently asked what people can do to survive the current weird environment.  This query continued:  “We really need to shift our reality away from negativity and fear.  It’s funny because as I type this you are saying in the background on YouTube, ask the good questions.” 

When we feel we’re in a weird environment, full of negativity and fear, we can shift to a positive perspective.  We can take a deep breath, acknowledge the vastness of the Cosmos, and our connection to it, and we can raise our level of consciousness to a higher dimension.  Through this raising of consciousness we can experience sadness transform into vulnerability; anxiety transform into caring; and anger transform into assertiveness.

Your Ongoing Conversation with the Cosmos

Our questions matter a great deal more than most of us consciously realize.  Most every mentally focused, heart-centered, passionately inspired thought and question–even those thought ‘privately’ to ourselves are in actuality one side of an on-going conversation we are engaged in every day of our lives.

This concept garnered some respect when introduced by physicist John Archibald Wheeler, who emphasized that we live in a participatory universe:

“We are not only observers. 
We are participators. 
In some strange sense,
this is a participatory universe.”
    — John Archibald Wheeler

This concept is wonderful, because it provides us with a basis by which we can be scientists, conducting personal experiments in our own lives.  I suggest for best results to start by paying attention to how you are feeling.

On days when your Qi (internal energy) is high, such as when you are in love, or have meditated, exercised, or spent a beautiful day in nature, you may notice that some thoughts seem to instantly manifest in physical reality.

When we’re not feeling strong energy, there are some things we can do to pull ourselves up by the proverbial bootstraps.

The Observer’s Perspective Effect

The so-called “Observer Effect” in quantum physics refers to the principle by which the very act of taking observational measurements in an experiment such as the famous Double Slit Experiment have the effect of determining what will subsequently be observed.

We can thus shift reality by shifting our perspective.  This is a brilliant strategy for virtually any situation that we apparently have no control over.  Obviously, with regard to situations we can influence, we can start creating a to-do list and set reasonable goals that we feel fairly certain we can attain.  But for everything we have minimal or no ability to influence, the absolutely best thing we can do is to adjust our perspective–and change our attitude.  At such a juncture, it’s often helpful to remember that there is a great deal that is bigger than us–and we can trust and have faith that the cosmos was here before we were born, and the cosmos will exist long after we’re gone.

Sometimes we feel temporarily mired in emotional “stuff”–such as feelings of great sadness, tremendous anxiety, or outrage and anger.  When we know that we can take a few steps back and observe ourselves having these emotions, we can begin to pull ourselves out of whatever drama we’re feeling tempted to participate in:  we can become positive observers.

Breathe Slowly and Deeply

One of the simplest ways to lift above feelings of despair, anxiety, and anger is to take some slow, deep, steady breaths.  Inhale with a full, deep, slow breath–and then exhale even more slowly than you just breathed in.  Bring your attention to knowing that in this moment of space and time, you are OK.  Keep breathing slowly and deeply.

Connect with Cosmic Mind

While still breathing slowly and deeply, bring your awareness to the idea that the Cosmos was here long before you arrived in the form you now occupy.  Keep breathing slowly, deeply, and fully and envision that all you really ever need to do is show up in life, and do the best you can for yourself and others.  The Cosmos can do the ‘heavy lifting’ of coordinating all the reality shifts and miracles that may feel completely out of our control.

Becoming a Positive Observer

It sometimes helps to notice how other people can get caught up in dramas.  People who are feeling constantly sad and downtrodden can seem to be playing the role of Victim; those who seem chronically anxious often play the role of Rescuer; and those who are angry and full of outrage can often (and quite inadvertently) end up playing the role of Persecutor.

When we find ourselves wallowing in seemingly endless sadness, anxiety, or anger we can recognize we might have stepped into some drama ‘quicksand.’  At this stage of awareness, it’s easy for us to come up with all sorts of rationales and reasons why it’s imperative that we must stay ___________ ( depressed / anxious / outraged ), because ___________.  When we raise our level of consciousness by stepping back and observing ourselves, we will notice that those stuck feelings are not actually either necessary nor optimal functioning modes.

As we lift out of lower-vibe emotions, we can move for example, from sadness into vulnerability.  We can move from anxiety into caring.  We can move from anger into assertiveness.  The first step toward becoming positive observers is learning to observe what we are thinking and how we are feeling from a perspective of kindness and unconditional love.  There is value in gaining a higher-order viewpoint, in much the same way that you could easily find a hidden character such as Waldo hiding in a two dimensional ‘flatland’ floor plan.  With the advantage of our three-dimensional observational abilities, we do not need to wander around inside that ‘flatland’ floor plan, but instead can instantly see at a glance where Waldo is hiding.

Raising our level of consciousness grants us the ability to see the bigger picture–that our thoughts and feelings do not define us, but rather are passing through, much like clouds in the sky.   It grants us the ability to rise out of sadness to vulnerability; out of anxiety to caring; and out of anger into assertiveness.

Honoring this shift to positive perspective, we can remember to keep asking, “How good can it get?”

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

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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:
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Choosing Revhumanism in Apocalyptic Times

At this time with robots, Artificial Intelligence, and the Singularity on the horizon we’ve reached a crossroads for the future of humanity—where we can either choose to put faith in technology to inspire us and lead the way (Transhumanism)—or choose to put faith in life force energy in each of us, the Earth, and the Cosmos (Revhumanism).

Long Prophesied Decision Point

Technologies are not inherently evil—the risk of loss of sovereignty comes from idolizing technologies as higher, greater, or more than a living conscious Cosmos, or God.

We can see we have reached a decision point that was prophesied thousands of years ago by many spiritual faiths and traditions. A picture of this decision point was literally carved in stone on the Hopi Prophecy Rock near Oraibi, Arizona. This rock tells the story of three previous human worlds being destroyed when people became greedy, worshiped technology as if it were a god, fought each other, and forgot the original purpose of humanity to honor the Earth as the source of life and sustenance.

Two paths go forward into the future; the higher path places faith on technologies, at the expense of caring for each other and the Earth, and it fizzles out and disappears. The lower path continues on indefinitely, and is for those humans who continue to care for each other and the Earth.

Transhumanism and the Singularity

Biologist Julian Huxley coined the word transhumanism in 1927, writing:
“the human species can, if it wishes, transcend itself.  We need a name for this new belief. Perhaps transhumanism will service: man remaining man, but transcending himself by realizing new possibilities.”

Modern-day transhumanism focuses on technologically augmenting human bodies and brains. Transhumanists seek bio-hacking solutions from genetic engineering, robotics, information and nano technologies to bypass natural biological limitations—including mortality. The promise of transhumanism ranges from wearable tech, to prosthetics, all the way to immortality through uploading a person’s neural network to a computer system.

The technological Singularity is envisioned as a point in time—perhaps by 2045—where futurists such as Ray Kurzweil, expect super-intelligent machines with artificial general intelligence to attain awareness at levels that humans cannot unplug or reverse.

This topic is near and dear to my heart: I’d love to see humanity grow into its best qualities, without surrendering agency of free will through over-dependence on technologies. It’s one thing to be shocked to realize we don’t know a friend’s phone number because we’ve come to depend on our mobile phones and devices to remember such things for us, and it’s quite another to reach a point where we stop thinking for ourselves regarding decisions that matter the most.

What is humanity’s ultimate endpoint?

While the Singularity may be unavoidable—mind-matter cyborg transhumans existing in a mechanical cosmos are definitely not my view of the pinnacle of human evolution.

We can envision our optimal future being created by us, based on what we collectively need, love, and imagine. Revhumanism is a philosophy of harmoniously living and co-creating with a living, developing Cosmos—with reverence for the Earth, and other beings.
The Latin “rev” relates to ideas of reviving, regaining, recalling, and growing strong and young again. “Rev” also stands for reverence—a quality that inspires us to live up to our truly highest potential of seeing and respecting the inspiration, light, and consciousness that all of creation shares. Revhumanism invites humans to return to honoring the Earth as the source of life and sustenance.

Revhumanism involves relating with reverence, humility, and empathy with others, with the Earth, and with the Cosmos—inviting us to actuate high-level sovereign agency.

Sovereignty is a key concept in incarnational spirituality, recognizing our sense of living our life with purpose and for some reason. We have an awareness of having some original intent for our life. Sometimes we can get caught up in drama, and forget the purpose we are living with, but we can access and remember this original intention and purpose.

We can observe our thoughts and feelings at higher levels of self, without ‘having buttons pushed.’ We can rise above ‘fight or flight’ reactive responses, and view events free from anger or anguish over the past or anxiety about the future—feeling connection with our Best Possible Future Selves who are loving, joyful, fearless, compassionate, and reverent.

Revhumanism acknowledges that humanity is part of a living, growing Cosmos, with everyone intrinsically having a transcendant divine nature. Revhumanism invites us to live true to our highest potential of embodying more wisdom than cleverness; more hope than cynicism; more humility than hubris; more empathy than apathy; and more reverence than insolence. Revhumanism represents a radical invitation for each of us to be the highest level embodiment of consciousness we wish to see in the world. When we see everyone and everything from the perspective of reverence, doors to adjacent possible realities open where there were no doors before.

Evidence of Human Evolution in the Mandela Effect

Evidence exists that humanity is actuating high levels of sovereign agency that we experience through increased awareness of alternate histories we call the “Mandela Effect.”

The Mandela Effect shows us that histories can change—that our memories of past events can differ noticeably from currently agreed-upon facts. Many people thus remember things that now officially never occurred, such as the heart being located slightly on the left, rather than in the center of our chests, for example. People are now sharing memories of different histories, and sometimes experiencing reality shifts where things appear, disappear, transform, and transport, as well as changes in the experience of time.

Insights from the Mandela Effect provide clues that we all naturally possess ‘quantum super-powers,’ that are best employed in accordance with spiritual wisdom. Shared experiences of Mandela Effects, reality shifts, and miraculous changes to reality demonstrate what profound differences observational perspective can make.

The majority of Mandela Effect experiencers are Empaths; Empaths (aka: Intuitive Feelers) comprise 25% of population, yet experience 75% of Mandela Effects. We see evidence in support of this concept of Subjective (rather than Objective) reality, in recent quantum physics experiments showing observers at the same place and time can witness different events.

We each have the ability to access much larger levels of self than we ordinarily acknowledge. At these levels of self:
— we can gain awareness of potential future events
— we can experience simultaneous possible realities
— we can recognize ways perspective influences reality
— miraculous reality shifts can be experienced

Humanity is actuating high levels of sovereign agency, with natural ‘quantum super-powers’ that are best employed in accordance with spiritual wisdom. Insights from the Mandela Effect and recent studies in quantum physics provide clues by which we can better envision a positive future for humanity founded in wisdom, connection, kindness, reverence, and love.

Choosing Revhumanism in Apocalyptic Times

“Apocalypse” is a word derived from the Greek verb apokalyptein, meaning “to take the cover off,” and is associated with times of unveiling and revelation. We are living through times of great change and unveiling in which our choice of perspective and what we put our faith in—can make all the difference in the future worlds we next experience.

With Humility, we acknowledge there exists a hidden order;
With Empathy, we see through the eyes of our heart;
With Reverence, we remember we are all connected.

Acknowledging our best possible future selves, we remember to keep asking, “How good can it get?”

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As always, I encourage you to ask my favorite question any time you get the opportunity:  “How good can it get?”

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

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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:
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Envisioning Our Best Possible Future Selves

We can gain a special kind of inspiration, guidance, and intuitive insight by envisioning we’re receiving help from our Best Possible Future Selves.

Lessons from Future Self

One of my favorite ways to stay positively focused, optimistic, and inspired is to stay aware of the presence of loving, divine wisdom ever-present in our lives.  And this presence can be highly personal and trustworthy–it can be a relationship with your Best Possible Future Self.

For all of my adult life, I’ve been aware of the reality of my Best Possible Future Self, since meeting my future self back in 1978 when I was a teenager.  She float-walked into my bedroom, entering through my mirrored closet doors, non-verbally telepathically communicating comforting messages of love.  I thought I was just dreaming, but later found that some special items–hand-written love letters–were missing from the secret place I’d hidden them in my roll-top desk’s lower drawer.  Her visit was a mystery to me, and is still quite enigmatic and ephemeral to this day–yet one of the lasting gifts to me from her appearance is my faith in our ability to nurture our relationships with our Best Possible Future Selves.

For many years I thought my future self would return those letters to me at some point in time.  I still have the same roll-top desk, providing opportunity for the return of these items, no questions asked.  Yet so far, this has not happened.  Some conceptualizations of the way quantum physics might allow for time travel via closed time-like curves can provide an explanation for that, since it’s not necessary for the teenage version of me that I remember to have met an older future version of me who I remember.  In fact, I might never have the experience of being the Future Me who float-walks through that mirror closet door at all.

My current view of my very real first experience with my future self is that my future self was providing gentle guidance to me, without directly influencing my free agency and free will to do whatever seemed right for me.  I sense that my future self was giving me unspoken permission to ‘change my stars,’ and not consider myself locked into any situation, but rather instead to acknowledge that change is ever-present, and I can best honor changes in myself and others by learning to not be overly clingy, but instead ready and willing to let go.

The advantages of such relationships with our future selves are truly enormous; we can benefit from guidance, inspiration, protection, and support by someone who knows and understands us best–our Best Possible Future Selves.

Connecting with Best Possible Future You

Typically any time we are feeling weighed down by whatever the problems of the moment seem to be, our idea of who we are in that exact moment is not the fullness and greatness that at other times we know ourselves to be.

Honestly, there are many versions of ourselves, with many moods and personalities and characteristics.  We see some of these when we feel we are being pressured by constraints of time or resources–and we get a chance to rise above those challenges, or perhaps fall back into familiar patterns.

You might acknowledge that there is a part of you who is fun-loving and enjoyable to be around.

There is a possibly more hidden part of you who is loving, fearless, radiant, joyful–coming from a vantage point of infinite and eternal wisdom, far above the everyday perspective of typical human everyday life.

Your Best Possible Future Self comes from this Higher Self vantage point, with the ability to provide you with wonderful guidance, brilliant inspiration, and steady emotional and energetic support.

Just knowing that your Best Possible Future Self might be truly real, and might truly be accessible by you–can be life changing.

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As always, I encourage you to ask my favorite question any time you get the opportunity:  “How good can it get?”

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

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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:
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Nature’s message now


With Red Flag warnings of possibly imminent evacuation, this month provides opportunities to hear Nature’s message to us now.

Grateful for Coastal Fog

I’m so grateful we got our coastal fog back, and that people joined in to send love and visions of cool air and gentle breezes when I sent out a message on social media (after hearing from so many people checking in on me) that we had been put on emergency evacuation notice here.  We were surrounded by fires burning out of control, without adequate firefighters to deal with the situation, and more dry lightning storms predicted last weekend.  And now here where I am there is damp fog today, like yesterday, with our redwood trees dripping rain in the garden as usual, thank goodness.
 
I love the giant redwoods in my garden–and they are so tall (about 100 feet high, and very close to our house) and such gentle spirits.  I felt inspired to buy this house I live in over 30 years ago because of the giant redwood about six feet from one corner of the house–it just felt like the next best thing to living in a treehouse.
 

A request to care

This past year, a second redwood tree near the border of our property reached out to me and asked me to adopt it.  This came to my attention in the form of a weakened branch falling at my feet one day, when I was standing in my garden about 10-15 feet away from the base of that tree.  The branch was dry and the needles on it were brown, and it had dropped to my feet so suddenly and with such precision (landing just exactly in front of me, as I’d just walked to that spot) that it was evident to me that this redwood sought my full attention.  I looked up at the redwood and asked (in my heart and mind), “What do you wish to tell me?” and that was when I could clearly sense it asking my mind and heart, “Will you care for me?”   I was so surprised and of course said “Yes!” in a heartbeat, and have been giving it love and energy and water ever since.  I felt a bit silly that I’d so long (over 30 years) been assuming that redwood “belonged to the person who owned the neighboring property.”  Obviously the tree is sentient, and obviously (to me anyway) it’s health was at risk, and it knows that by connecting to me who will greet and love it every single day that I live here it can quickly come back into balance and health, which it is.  This is not something I could explain to the neighboring property owners, nor expect them to do—and besides, the redwood tree specifically made this request to me.  I see that I’m there with it every day, and others are not–though my rational mind did raise these thoughts, as you see!

 
I now am just gobsmacked by the realization that this gentle spirit of a redwood tree is helping me recognize that not just wooden fences, but any kind of human-designed barrier or boundary might have some good reasons for existing, but in some situations can probably be best disregarded or even completely ignored, for the best for all concerned. Clearly, there are reasons for boundaries, and I fully intend to respect the boundaries of the fence between my property and my neighbor’s.  Just as clearly, some aspects of what we humans think we may “own” we more correctly are here to care for, and there is such a profound and significant difference between “owning” and actually caring.  Since adopting this second redwood tree, I see it now looks visibly healthier and larger–just in a few months time.  Logically, there is no way it could be so much larger in girth after just a few months of loving care, yet I have often seen things dramatically change much more quickly than be explained or understood by classical Boolean logic. 

Surrounded by Fire, and Love

In mid-August, most of those of us in California received notification from our Governor and local government representatives that immediate evacuation might be required of us at a moment’s notice, and we should all have our Go Bags packed, and be prepared to exit by car if possible, and by foot if need be.  These warnings were based on incoming storms that meteorologists warned would likely bring “dry lightning” strikes for a second time, while California was still reeling from having been hit by thousands of lightning strikes, with hundreds of fires still burning all around.

Friends and colleagues checked in to make sure I was alright, while numerous email, phone, and news messages all repeated the warning that dry lightning strikes were anticipated in the next two day period of “Red Flag” alert.  I posted a status update to social media, including mention that I was feeling “positive and prayerful,” and turned away from electronic media and the internet to tune in with the weather systems, and to feel caring, heartfelt love for California.  Hundreds of people blessed me with love, positive visualizations, prayer, and healing energy–which I could palpably feel.  I could also sense the weather systems indeed seemed to be transforming from the expected dry lightning with high winds to no lightning and very little wind, together with beautifully cool, damp, fog.  Through the night I could hear rain falling on my roof, as a redwood tree caught fog and brought it down to earth as rain.

While nearby fires continued to burn, few new fires were started, and the cooler, calmer air assisted fire-fighters in gaining better control of what was already ablaze.  And together with a deep sense of gratitude, my heart felt ablaze with love.

Care across fences

I recognize in my experience with hearing the request from my neighbor’s redwood tree to care for it, that this can be an important message for all of us at this time.  There are benefits for caring for one another and all of nature regardless what barriers or divisions we may presume to exist.

 

As always, I encourage us all to keep asking my favorite question, “How good can it get?” 
I invite you to watch the companion video to this blog post at:

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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:
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A Gift for All of Us, a Falcon in the Garden

A Magical Moment

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

To see something extraordinary three times is a blessing, and a message, and a 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.
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?” 
I invite you to watch the companion video to this blog post at:

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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:
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The Virus, Memory, Mandela Effect connection

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?”

 

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

 

SOURCES:

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

Cynthia Sue LarsonHow to thrive in the time of coronavirus

This current coronavirus situation has changed many aspects of daily life overnight, and at times has looked like a war zone, in terms of casualties–yet even the time of coronavirus, it can be possible to thrive.

Never before have so many humans been doing the same thing at the same time–ceasing regular daily work commutes, and staying confined to home for the foreseeable future.  People on every continent and country now share a common intention to slow, stop, and reverse the rapid spread of a novel coronavirus around the globe.  Thanks to the internet, it is possible for most of us to stay in communication with others, and succeed in rapidly modifying our social behaviors and lives.

level upHumanity has survived similar pandemics that have arisen almost like clockwork once every hundred years.  Our most recent was the Spanish flu, prevalent around 1920.  During this pandemic, we are better able to try a variety of approaches to dealing with the challenge, including washing hands, wearing face masks, working from home via the internet, bolstering our immune systems with good nutrition, and practicing social distancing.

Perhaps most remarkably, we are now living in an extraordinary time of collaboration–for sharing resources, ideas, and ingenuity.  We humans are all in this together, coming up with our best way to get through this pandemic together, even though we may be physically isolated.  We can still brainstorm and collaborate, side-by-side.  We can notice what is working well in each region and nation, and learn how we can make use of all aspects of what seems to be working well–both for our physical health and financial well-being.  This is a time to share information, share ideas, share resources, and think about how good things can get–rather than getting hung up on aspects of other cultures that don’t work for us.  There is much to be learned here–and there is much we can share.

Why is this happening?

I don’t know that any of us can say with absolute certainty why we are experiencing this, but that doesn’t stop us from wondering.

This year, 2020, feels to me like an especially interesting year of communication between Nature and humanity.  Some point out it feels like Nature has sent us to our rooms, to think about what we’ve done.  Others point out this is an opportunity for humanity to move into more harmonious balance with Nature–to move more into receptive, Yin/feminine ways of being, and out of such dynamic Yang/masculine ways of being.

Henry Stapp and Cynthia Sue Larson

Henry Stapp & Cynthia Sue Larson

Some suggest we are receiving an answer to some kind of unspoken question.  Physicists such as John Archibald Wheeler and Henry Stapp remind us that when we ask questions, Nature answers.  And if the answer we are collectively receiving is this novel coronavirus, we might well now wonder, “What was the question?”  When we view this as a year of experiencing  “an act of communicating divine truth”–which is the definition of ‘revelation,’ according to Miriam Webster–we gain a sense that something new is being revealed to humanity at this time.We are experiencing a time when natural forces are slowing human busy-ness and business, resulting in people spending more time at home with families and in nature.  We are experiencing a shared sense of solidarity and community across great distances and time zones, thanks to availability of the internet.  We are being given an opportunity to better appreciate everyone and everything we truly love in this collective “time out.”  And perhaps most importantly, we’re being given an opportunity to experience a Great Awakening.

How can we thrive amidst a global pandemic?

We cannot bend Nature to our demands in this time of Great Awakening.  The single most important thing we can do is view unfolding events through the eyes of love, not fear.  We can recognize that we choose when and how and what we pay attention to, and that we can (and do) have the ability to literally change the world.  Those of us who have been meditating regularly can share calm compassion through our every word and action.  Those of us who have faith can share our awareness that there exists something bigger than each of us, and that by finding ways to best serve others, we can feel the greatest sense of joy imaginable.

Some people wonder what best to do while waiting for the storm of contagion to swirl through our communities.  As a matter of fact, there is.  Focus your attention on whatever news you can find that is positive and uplifting.  And if you can’t find any positive news, go out and make some of your own.  Find some way to help someone else, and even the smallest positive act can serve to help pull you up by your proverbial bootstraps.

The world appears very different to caterpillars than butterflies

Some of the concerns voiced by various authors sound off to me, when they emphasize the significance of dark forces and such.  I view “the powers that be” to be divine God and angelic forces, which I view as always being in charge.  I view this time of Great Awakening to be a time of discernment with regard to our true sovereign nature–to acknowledge within each of ourselves that we are divine beings, and that all our gifts always come from God.  Discernment brings us an unfolding awareness and sense that our true selves are much bigger than we typically realize.  We are capable, through meditation, for example, to begin to notice that we can observe our thoughts and feelings, and that therefore we are the Observer of those thoughts and feelings–one level higher–and not our thoughts and feelings (just automatons, on autopilot).

And during this time of coronavirus-coccooning, sheltering inside and staying ‘healthy at home,’ many who are accustomed to living lives on autopilot are experiencing a bit of rest from mindless consumption–with possibility for meditative contemplation.  And much like caterpillars transforming into butterflies, many now have new opportunities to rise above old assumptions of limitations and constraints.

Master our minds

Everything can be viewed as a lesson; every experience can be considered as presenting an opportunity. Challenging times provide us with opportunities to master our mind, and envision the possibility that the Universe is with us every step of the way.

Most of those of use who are M.E.-affected are aware of multiple timelines. Just as the parable about “which wolf do you feed,” we now can choose which timeline(s) we support. In quantum physics language, we are aware that there is not just one ‘objective’ reality, but rather subjective reality (“Physics experiment challenges objective reality“). So different observers can literally be at the same place and same time and witness different events. That’s how Nature is showing us she works.

This time of the coronavirus presents us with a unique opportunity to listen deeply to our authentic gut feelings, heart-felt emotions, and where our ‘random’ thoughts may go–since how we integrate between these various levels of being makes a tremendous difference in how we channel universal energies through us, and what we subsequently physically realize.  When we are integrated, and choosing to observe the world through the lens of love, not fear, we can rise above victim consciousness and master creator consciousness.

Victim / Regular Dreaming Consciousness

Victim/Regular Dreaming Consciousness corresponds to such beliefs as, “I have limited resources and limited personal power.  Things happen to me beyond my control.  I must fight for control at all costs, while fixing blame externally, in order to survive.  I can prove that wrongdoing has occurred and that I have been unfairly injured by unfolding events.  There exists real and present danger and great potential future threats that I am fearful of.”

Creator / Lucid Dreaming Consciousness

Creator/Lucid Dreaming Consciousness corresponds to such beliefs as, “I am intrinsically connected to others in ways that cannot be measured, yet which are the basis for meaning, value, and purpose in my life.  I can cross the threshold from Egoic fearfulness into my greater identity, when acknowledging that I am not my thoughts and feelings–I am the Observer of thoughts and feelings.  And as the Observer, I can choose in every experience how I respond.”

 

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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, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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