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Mandela Effect, Reality Shifts, Timelines, Afterlife and the Simulation / Dreamtime

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What is the relationship between timelines, reality shifts, and the afterlife?  If we exist in a simulation when living, where do we go when we die?  What, if anything, exists outside of the simulation?  When we go within, are we accessing a part of us outside of the simulation? 

These are questions sent to me by my friend, Ross, who also asks:

Since physical reality is an illusion, does everything that I experience exist only in my mind/consciousness, or is it being dreamed by my soul (or some other part of me), or is it all just a part of the simulation or some combination?  Where is the simulation coming from?  Is it being beamed from Saturn’s rings, as David Icke suggests?  Who created the simulation?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Timelines and the Afterlife

The same day that Ross wrote to me, so did my friend, Gina, who has begun hearing loved ones who have passed on, as well as ancestors.  Some of the information Gina receives includes suggestions on how to do things the “old country” way, as it was done generations ago, and can be easily confirmed to be accurate and useful information, since to include such advice in Gina’s home brings instant success.  Gina is able to hear her deceased relatives and ancestors just fine, and can ask questions and get answers that assist her in bringing back what otherwise might have been a long-lost way of cooking, baking, and working with various crafts.  Not only can home-making information be relayed, but perhaps more surprisingly to Gina, so can real-time assistance in Gina’s life in the here and now.  Gina relays how she met a deceased great uncle who asked her, in Italian, if she was okay, showing great concern and caring–in fact, more care than most living people.  Gina replied that she needed to find a house as soon as possible, since she was deep in grief from news of her mother having just died, and needed to leave her cousin’s house, where the family had been staying.  “You need a house?”  he said in Italian.  The next thing Gina knew, he’d gathered a group of family, who discussed what could be done, with the men making arrangements while the women provided grief-support and comfort for Gina.  The very next day after this conversation with Gina’s deceased ancestors and relatives, Gina’s cousin told her that she’d found a house from a friend of hers that was available for her family to rent.
Gina’s question to me is, “How is it Cynthia that I have never heard of anyone else experiencing this in such a real time way?  And are they all ghosts hanging out in their old houses? Or is it like they’re in another plane that Looks like how it was when they lived?  How can they see me and know what I’m thinking? What about people who go straight to heaven? I don’t understand how this is possible.  Yet it’s becoming more and more a part of my daily life! And what they tell me proves itself to be true.  Can you help me grasp where they are? And how they can see and hear ME? Did mom have something to do with this sudden ancestral connection? It literally began the day she died.”
Gina had not heard of anyone else doing this, although of course this is something I’ve done regularly over the years.  One of my recent experiences involved my being interrupted on a rather busy day, on March 17, 2021, as I was preparing go get ready for our IMEC Open Tables episode the next day.  I was scrambling at the 11th hour to prepare for a guest on our show, and was redoing all the power point slides.  In the midst of all this business and mental focus, I was surprised to feel my childhood friend’s (deceased) grandmother, Margaret Hall, whom I’d never met, getting my attention by asking me very softly if I’d like to include her photo in the family genealogical records. Well, of course I would!  I’d never met this grandmother in person, since she’d passed away shortly after giving birth to my friend’s mother.  When I asked her what she had in mind, she indicated I’d be able to find it based on where she was at the time of the 1920 census.  My initial reaction was skepticism, since she lived in a large metropolitan area at the time, and her last name, Hall, was common and ubiquitous–so wouldn’t this be like finding a needle in a haystack?  After all, that’s why nobody had yet found her before.  She reassured me that with my help, I’d find her photo in her high school yearbook with no difficulty.  Because I loved her positive, charismatic energy so much, I set my afternoon tasks aside, taking a chance that maybe she was right, and she’d lead me to find that long-missing “needle in a haystack” of her yearbook and photo.  And sure enough, she indeed directly me clearly to the correct part of the large metropolitan city.  And what a jackpot I found!  There were three more photos in that yearbook of her in performance in a play she starred in.  When I reached out to inform my friend of this news, her phone line was uncharacteristically busy–but when I got through, I was thrilled to be able to share this wonderful news that felt so much like a grandmother’s love for her grandchildren, arriving (as it turned out) at exactly a time when a grandmother’s love–and long-lost missing photos–made all the difference!
when considering the relationship between timelines, Reality Shifts, and the afterlife, the common connection between all of these is awareness of conscious agency being integral to aspects of consciousness itself.  All three of these topics make more sense from the perspective of recognizing that each individual is much more than their physical body, and each individual‘s mind is much more than their brain.  There can be sensed and felt and known An identity as a being of conscious agency who is capable of contemplating decision points between timelines, and who can have continuity between physical lifetimes.  From such an identity as being a pure conscious agent, One can benefit from wisdom, experiences, and knowledge that are accessible through meditation, contemplation, dreams, and prayer.  Reality Shifts can then be known to occur when a person, in the form of conscious agent existing and pure consciousness, makes a jump from one reality to another.  Timelines can be appreciated as Forks in the Road of life, which we can sometimes choose retroactively in ways that for example, might contribute to our experiencing mysterious spontaneous remission of some supposedly incurable condition.

Where do we go when we die?

For those of us who have a memory of being aware and conscious before we were born, in a state of being called born aware, by author Diane Brandon, it is possible to have a foundational sense of awareness based in a sense of being consciousness and awareness outside of ordinary space and time.  With awareness of having come from a place of  conscious awareness prior to existing in physical form, it is not that much of a leap to acknowledge there is a sense of intrinsic being this that transcends space and time. From such a starting point, we can envision the possibility that each and everyone of us is essentially timeless.  And from such a perspective, it is not too big a leap to imagine that this is the same place, that is actually not a place, that we go when we die.

What, if anything, exists outside of the Simulation/Dreamtime?

One of the biggest questions we can ever ask is, “Why does anything exist at all?”  This point was driven home to me by the philosopher Nicholas Rescher, whose excellent book, “Axiogenesis” is one of my favorite books.  We often don’t give this question much thought, since we tend to presume that the material world is the foundation of reality itself, rather than questioning its existence.  When we consider the idea that all of reality might be some thing a kin to a dream, we are viewing the world from a philosophical perspective that has been prevalent going back thousands of years into ancient indigenous wisdom, as well as  ancient yogic  teachings from India.  there has been a long tradition throughout human cultures and civilizations acknowledging the ultimate reality that exist beyond space and time, in the form of what has been sometimes known as the dream time.  The Australian concept of the dream time is one’s strong such example, where we can acknowledge that everything that exists first begins in and comes from the dream time.

When we go within, are we accessing outside of the Simulation/Dreamtime?

When we go within, to a state of meditation, it is possible to experience the cessation of thought, movement, and change. In meditative contemplation, it is possible to gain access to higher levels of self, operating outside of normal typical daily egoic consciousness.  For those who do access these higher levels of conscious agency and conscious self, it is possible to engage in communication and conversation with other conscious agents, who have controlling access to various physical material beings, events, and forms.  There exists such a thing as an experience of nothingness, where we can appreciate a formlessness that exists but he’s form, and a changeless nurse that exists as a foundation beneath change.  this experience of nothingness is available to us through meditation, contemplation, and prayer.  This experience of nothingness provides us with a glimpse of the true reality that supports all of space and time, yet exists outside of space and time.

What is the nature of everything that exists?

We tend to focus on those material forms, and events that we can measure, such that there is some degree of objectivity by which we can reach agreement. These measureables are actually somewhat limited, in the sense that the material realism model cannot accommodate most of the existence of things that we are actually living for.  If you ask yourself what you were living for, it is highly unlikely that your authentic true answer whatever involve anything that can be absolutely measured in terms of its three-dimensional size, its shape, its weight, or its monetary value.  Sometimes people go through phases where some of these things might be given as their answer to what they are living for, but typically as people grow and mature, they come to recognize that what they are really living for involves qualities that do not lend themselves to absolute material realistic measurements.  And those same things that people would probably typically say they are living for, such as unconditional divine love, and peace, are so beloved it’s such a deep levels, that we can feel the probable truth that this indeed is the true nature of everything that exists.

Where is the Simulation/Dreamtime coming from?

The source of the simulation or dream time is one of the greatest mysteries, since intrinsically the answer is not knowable to us from outside of it, because we are so immersed within it.  Our traditional sciences can only hypothesize as to the source of the Simulation / Dreamtime, since traditional science has no means to step outside of the Simulation / Dreamtime to experimentally confirm or discount various theories.  From a purely intuitive sense, it feels to me that we might consider the Simulation / Dreamtime to arise from consciousness itself, which we are a part of.  We seem to gain clues as to how we participate in mind-matter interaction through such experiences as synchronicity, deja vu, reality shifts, and the Mandela Effect.  The Dreamtime / Simulation comes from Divine Source, Creator, God which we are all related to and connected with at a very deep level that transcends material realism, and is at the level of our pure conscious agency, spirit, or soul.
Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World

Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World

How Good Can it Get?

I hope you will join me in asking, “How good can it get?” in any and all circumstances, no matter may seem to be happening, so we may each individually and all collectively experience what is truly best for all.
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Brandon, Diane.  Born Aware:  Stories and Insights from Those Spiritually Aware Since Birth.  Llewellyn Publications, 2017.
Larson, Cynthia Sue.  “Comes True Being Hoped For.”
PARABOLA: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition, Vol. 25, No. 1. (Spring 2000): 84-87
Larson, Cynthia Sue. Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World. RealityShifters, 2012.
Novak, Michael. The experience of nothingness. Transaction Publishers, 1970.
Rescher, Nicholas. Axiogenesis: An essay in metaphysical optimalism. Lexington Books, 2010.

Tulku, Tarthang. “Time, space and knowledge. Emeryville.” (1977).

You can watch the companion video to this blog here:


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


Choosing Timelines, Shifting Timelines

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In this time when we may feel we have limited choices, awareness that we can choose and jump between Timelines can be priceless.  There is advantage in working in collaboration with our higher consciousness when making such jumps, which is why I recommend asking the question: “How good can it get?” rather than overly micro-managing the manifestation details.

Timeline Questions

I recently received questions about Timelines:

“On a metaphysical level, what is a timeline, how are they created, and do we create them, or are they already in existence, because you teach about quantum jumping. I presume we can jump timelines, correct? But how were they created so we are able to jump them? I mean, can an individual create a timeline, or is it just the collective. I guess I wonder who created the dimensions as well?”

The basic definition of metaphysical Timelines starts out corresponding fairly well with conventional Timelines, which is that we recall sequences of events that we experience in the form of ordered events in linear time.  For example, we might recognize the sequence of events in our typical day, starting with waking up and doing our usual morning activities.  Such sequences of events are generally taken for granted as being part of a linear, unchanging timeline.

In this time when many people feel we do not have the level of choices we used to have, the awareness that we can jump and shift between timelines is very exciting.  Such timeline jumps usually happen between levels of consciousness.  Typically, timeline jumps happen at a subconscious level that we’re not consciously aware of.  We might be focusing primarily on a to-do list, with activities we intend to complete for the day.  When we choose to allow our intuitive higher self to run the show today, then we are giving ourselves permission to set down the to-do list in favor of new opportunities that we might sense arising, accompanied by synchronicity, a sense of deja-vu, or goosebumps.  With such awareness, we are thus acknowledging that we can make a Timeline jump at any given point.  Our self awareness benefits from our accepting higher levels of emotions such as: gratitude, thankfulness, forgiveness, respect, reverence and ecstasy–and being in love with being alive.  Even asking a simple question such as, “How good can it get?” is enough to activate this internal process.

Metaphysical Timelines are different from the linear quality of conventional Timelines.  We might recognize a divergence between conventional and metaphysical Timelines any time we sense a perception of being adjacent to parallel possible realities.  We can experience these other possible realities when we notice reality shifts and Mandela Effects, where we notice that a past sequence of historical, recorded events does not match what we remember.  We can also experience these other realities when we make a choice to make a quantum jump.

We are now witnessing shared experiences of Timeline quantum jumps in the form of the Mandela Effect, where groups of people have shared memories that are different from historical records.  We thus may find others who remember, for example, that the term “kidney punch” used to have meaning and significance when the kidneys were actually situated in our lower backs, and were thus vulnerable to injury if struck.

When we consider the idea that the reality each of us observes is continually in a state of ‘collapsing’ out of having been smeared in a blur of quantum probability wave functions–then we can start to appreciate that we are each ‘creating’ the reality we experience in the way we make a choice of what and how we are observing.  Our individual observations may not necessarily always agree with the subjective observations of others, and this is very much at the core of the quantum paradigm.  All possibilities might thus be considered to already exist in the form of pure potentiality–only to be experienced in the form of reality when we invest our observational attention and energy in a particular choice of what we are focusing on, and how we are focusing.  Wisdom keepers from indigenous traditions appreciate the concept of original thought being that all ideas already exist–and there is an excellent book, Original Thinking, by Glenn Aparicio Parry that delves into this concept.

Individual Timeline Shifts

Individuals can choose and select Timelines, and to the degree that we are choosing Timelines that are aligned with our higher dimensional levels of consciousness, we can sometimes witness instantaneous positive results. It can help to know that there have been physics experiments that challenge objective reality, demonstrating that two observers at the same place and time can witness completely different observations.  These versions of the double split experiment were conducted with six entangled photons and two experimental recording devices in a collaborative project involving scientists Physicists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and the University of Vienna in Austria.  They succeeded in conducting the Wigner’s friend classic Gedankenexperiment (thought experiment)–meaning there is an observer who is watching another observer.

The philosopher Leibniz originally defined consciousness as involving a second order awareness of a primary, first order perception–such that there exist levels of awareness providing one with a sense of individual consciousness.  As a fascinating side-note, both Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Sir Isaac Newton independently ‘invented’ Calculus at the same time, providing us with a glimpse of how the Indigenous concept of all ideas already existing might operate.

Leibniz’s concept of consciousness can be viewed as working a bit like dimensional consciousness, from the sense that we gain levels of instant understanding when viewing “Flatland” on a piece of paper from our usual 3-dimensional perspective.  If there was something concealed or hidden from view to “Flatlanders” living in 2-dimensional space on the flat plane of a piece of paper, they would not easily be able to know what else was depicted on their 2-dimensional space that any person living in a 3D world could easily view at a glance.  When we acknowledge that we can gain additional levels of information and awareness via higher dimensional levels of ourselves, we similarly can effortlessly “think outside of limitations” including linear time.

The ability to experience individual Timeline Shifts often starts by first feeling a close proximity to an adjacent reality–one that we feel attuned to and affiliated with.  This awareness might come through awareness of seeing a possible future reality in a dream or daydream, or it might appear as a knowingness. Some of the best ways to practice such conscious Timeline Jumps is to make a jump to a reality that feels within close reach–something that feels possible to your subconscious mind.

You can start asking questions like, “How good can it get?” as you are sensing that there might be a reality where you have more prosperity, better health, and better relationships.  I recommend starting with focusing on what truly matters most to you, and that you feel are attainable, for best results.  Then you can start experiencing the sort of reality shifts I describe in my books, Reality Shifts and Quantum Jumps.  Then you can have experiences such as the one I had where I ran out of nutmeg in my kitchen cupboard–it wasn’t there.  Since I knew I could experience a reality where the nutmeg was in my cupboard, I shut the cupboard door, walked down the hall, and came back to the kitchen and looked again.  I knew if I kept doing that, I might see it.  This is an example of quantum jumping, of timeline jumping.  When I walked down my hallway, I was aware that I can literally walk into another reality in my own home, so that when I come back to that cupboard on the fourth or fifth try, I can open the cupboard and there will be what I need and what I was looking for.

To start playing with Timeline Jumps I recommend going for things that your subconscious can believe might happen.  You can prompt your subconscious to be more open-minded with regard to what kind of Timeline Jumps are possible by reading first-hand reports of people making quantum jumps, as reported in the Your Stories section of RealityShifters.

Collective Timeline Shifts

Each and every one of us is constantly quantum jumping and reality shifting, as this is the way Nature operates.  Each time we make a choice, based on what we feel we truly need, we are experiencing a slightly different version of reality than we had been just a moment before.  Sometimes on a collective level, we may notice that groups of us are remembering things differently than the official version of history.

Groups of people can join together with shared observational attention and energy–for such things as prayer or meditation groups, for example.  The International Mandela Effect Conference (IMEC) has been tracking some such positive collective Timeline Shifts in the form of “mandanimals” that have returned from extinction (noted as “Lazarus” species), or are Golden or Rainbow or White colored, or have other remarkable qualities.

As to the source of Timelines and Dimensions, this becomes a philosophical question.  Some of my favorite book sources to address these matters are philosopher Nicholas Rescher’s book, Axiogenesis, and Tarthang Tulku’s book Space, Time, and Knowledge.

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Larson, Cynthia.  Quantum Jumps:  An Extraordinary Science of Happiness and Prosperity.  2013.
Parry, Glenn Aparicio. Original thinking: A radical revisioning of time, humanity, and nature. North Atlantic Books, 2015.
Rescher, Nicholas. Axiogenesis: An essay in metaphysical optimalism. Lexington Books, 2010.
Tulku, Tarthang. “Space, time and knowledge.” Emeryville, CA: Dharma (1977).
Weissmann, George, and Cynthia Sue Larson. “The quantum paradigm and challenging the objectivity assumption.” Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 13, no. 2 (2017): 281-297.

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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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