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Mandela Effect VS Manifestation

csl2016nov22I’ve been asked recently whether there is a difference between the Mandela effect and manifestation–and if there is a difference, what that might be.

The short answer is: Yes, there is a difference, and it has a lot to do with conscious intent. A trending monicker for reality shifts is “Mandela Effect,” in which many people may notice changes that seemingly have nothing to do with anything anyone was consciously wishing for, whereas in the case of “instant manifestation” and quantum jumps, we’re focused on a specific intention.

Mandela Effects and Reality Shifts

Mandela Effects and reality shifts often seem random and unexpected, surprising us with such things as: unexpected movie dialogue in a familiar scene, changes in writing in books we thought we knew by heart, and the occasional deceased celebrity being noticed unexpectedly alive again. In contrast, manifestation and quantum jumps typically occur after we focus on a specific desired outcome, such as locating a coveted parking spot, or suddenly feeling as if we’ve had enough rest after a short night’s sleep of tossing and turning.

QJ200x303Manifestation and Quantum Jumps

In the realm of manifestation, I’ve reported on hundreds of experiences involving such things as: improved health, broken-down or out-of-gas cars that start, and radically improved finances and relationships. In addition to these, many of the quantum jumps shared on the realityshifters website and in my book, “Quantum Jumps” include case studies of people teleporting through dangerous situations, such as safely past oncoming vehicles or falling steel beams they seemingly have no way to avoid. One useful example of how to enjoy benefits from ‘faking it until you make it’ and jumping to what feels like a parallel reality is believing you’ve slept well, even if you haven’t. Researchers at Colorado College conducted a study demonstrating the positive effects of such placebo sleep–which is one of dozens of similar laboratory-tested, simple things you can do to quickly become smarter, stronger, more confident, in better relationships, and feeling less pain that I share in my book, Quantum Jumps.

Overlap and  Commonalities

There appears to be a spectrum of continuity between the seemingly random surprises of Mandela Effects/reality shifts and consciously intended manifestation/quantum jumps, with a bit of overlap in the middle. I’ve experienced being part of a small group of people who start off experiencing seemingly random reality shifts / Mandela Effects, and end up witnessing what would more accurately be called quantum jumps / manifestation. These areas of overlap can be recognized when something is observed to “flip-flop” back and forth a few times before finally settling down at some point. During such flip-flops, we get a chance to consider our intentions.

As disconcerting as this experience can seem at the time, I am immensely grateful when such “flip-flops” occur, since they provide me with validation that I am, indeed, experiencing genuine shifts in reality, and not merely some kind of ‘memory glitch,’ as some classical scientists and reporters assert. Furthermore, I am grateful to have what I feel to be an opportunity to make a choice between which reality I’d truly most enjoy to experience, based on which one I’m more emotionally and energetically attached to (with whatever strong feelings I may have). I do realize this is a bit like being shown two possible desserts on a tray by a waiter in a restaurant–and the one I get is the one I am most entangled with. That is the moment all my spiritual “inner work” pays off, so hopefully I don’t end up with something I’m still “working through.”

And if I’m sufficiently relaxed, energized and detached, I’ve noticed that it seems that what gets settled on tends to be what I might ever-so-slightly prefer, so it seems to me almost as if I’m being asked by the Universe “Do you like this?” “Or how about this?” “Which one do you like better?” “Want to check it again–how about this?” “Or this?” 🙂

In the cases where no such flip-flopping occurs, the transition to a new reality can seem seamless and smooth, as if it was simply a natural progression and nothing out of the ordinary at all. I feel this is why so many people are blissfully unaware of the number of shifts they actually experience each day–simply because these shifts don’t often seem exceptional, but rather are just part of the way we each experience daily life.

Significance of Numbers of Experiencers

There are those who say there is another difference between Mandela Effects and manifestation other than conscious intent, stating that Mandela effects impact many people, whereas manifestation is experienced by one person at a time.While this might seem true at first glance, my research shows that’s an inaccurate oversimplification. What I’ve learned from 18 years of studying reality shifts and conducting two separate surveys in April 2000 and 2013 is that while reality shifts and Mandela Effects are often witnessed by many people, sometimes there are just a few people recognizing a particular alternate history, and sometime only one. Similarly, reports of manifestation and quantum jumps typically involve a single experiencer–though there are times when groups of people witness instantaneous shifts in reality that are greatly appreciated and had been hoped for and intended.

cynthiavajraA Time of Global Awakening

At this time when increasing reports of Mandela Effects and reality shifts being observed, we seem to be experiencing a time of global awakening in which we are gaining a glimpse of how collective consciousness operates. Within collective consciousness, our thoughts and feelings are capable of influencing world events, and influencing the past as well as the present and future. While at first these shifts may appear random, they can provide us with awareness of how we can collectively invite positive experiences of how good things can get for everyone.

Mandela Effects / reality shifts represent a call to action for all of us to acknowledge that rather than focusing primarily on ego-satisfaction and ego-goals, we’ve arrived at a point when humanity as a whole is beginning to climb the steps of stages of psychosocial development, something akin to what psychologist Erik Erikson proposed for individuals. Humanity is currently in a phase something like infancy, in which we are dealing with matters of Trust VS Distrust when it comes to knowing if we can share goals and thoughts and intentions with others. This is just the first step, and it’s essential that we come to a good state of awareness of how to do this in large groups of people we barely know (or perhaps don’t really know at all) before we can proceed to the next step of development to something like Autonomy VS Shame and Doubt (similar to the so-called “terrible twos” that toddlers go through when they often delight in saying “No!” to everything).

For the best experiences of reality shifts and quantum jumps, I recommend remembering to keep asking, “How good can it get?”

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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 and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at:

Keeping a RealityShifters Journal

Cynthia Sue Larson

Cynthia Sue Larson

There is something marvelous that happens when writing down good dreams, daydreams, what you are looking forward to and hoping might happen, and what you are truly grateful for. What happens is that as you write it down, the positive focus of energy you are feeling helps make it happen.

Three Key Components: Gratitude, Dreams, Plans

The key components to successful RealityShifters journals is that they contain all positive, uplifting content… with gratitude and appreciation for what’s happened, dreams and daydreams you have today, and plans you look forward to in the future.

There are three main types of things to write in a RealityShifters Journal, and what they all have in common is that just thinking about them makes you feel terrific: What’s happened that you’re grateful for, what you’re dreaming and daydreaming about right now, and what you’re planning for the future. Your RealityShifters Journal brings positive energy into your past, present and future through your positive feelings about the posts, sketches, and drawings you include… and you use special colors or symbols to indicate which posts are which as you go along. I like to draw clouds around dreams and daydreams, for example, so later on when I look back through old RealityShifters Journals I can see what was going through my mind at the time.

Write it Down, Make it Happen

One of my favorite things about RealityShifters Journals is that very often, what I write down in my RealityShifters Journal comes true, often within that same year. Some things I have written down that came true after having dreamed or daydreamed them are: going on a European vacation with my daughters, and getting a free Apple laptop computer. There is something fabulous about the positive energy in RealityShifters Journals, so that just having it present and active in one’s life seems to help open doors to wonderful new possibilities where there were no doors before.

2012 Enchanted Dreams Datebook

2012 Enchanted Dreams Datebook by BrushDance

Choosing Your Journal

The best RealityShifters journal is one you’ll use, and you’re most likely to use a journal you enjoy holding and writing things in. My favorite kind of RealityShifters journal is a datebook made by BrushDance, and it features a spiral binding and heavy-duty cardboard covers, so it’s easy to open and write in. I love the cardboard tabs separating each month, and the month-at-a-glance page at the beginning of each month that lets me easily write down dates I’m looking forward to, and short notes about wonderful things that have already taken place.

Where to Keep Your Journal

Having a special place to keep your RealityShifters Journal is a good idea, and if you like, you can place it in a prosperity section of your room or home in order to further energize everything you most love. If you have a special place for your journal in the southeast corner of a room, that’s ideal… but any place of honor that you can see and access regularly can work splendidly.

Watch my Video – How to Keep a RealityShifters Journal


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I hope you get a chance to start working with your RealityShifters journal soon, so you can make a daily practice of contemplating my favorite meditative question, “How good can it get?!” … and experience the joy of finding the answers!

Love always,
Cynthia Sue Larson
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