Reality Shifts, Quantum Jumps, and the Mandela Effect

Art from Insspirito

by Cynthia Sue Larson,
Keynote speaker at this year’s conference.

There’s a common assumption that we share one common reality. This assumption may seem so obvious as to not be worth mentioning—except that it’s quite possibly untrue. Mark Twain once wrote, “the report of my death was an exaggeration,” when he heard people thought they’d seen reports of his death. According to my research and surveys reported in my book, Quantum Jumps, 27% of 567 people surveyed reported that they have “seen dead people and animals alive again.” 

Commonly reported reality shifts and Mandela Effects involve objects changing, or vanishing and reappearing, and involve changes to movies, songs, books, and products—and people or animals previously reported dead being alive again.
What’s going on when we observe such reality shifts and Mandela Effects? Quantum phenomena occurs at all levels of reality—not just ‘in the quantum realm.’ Such phenomena involves instantaneous changes of state, and includes seemingly improbable things as: so-called ‘spooky action at a distance,’ and instantaneous exchanges of information through quantum entanglement, quantum teleportation, and superpositions of states (where quanta can simultaneously be in two possible states at the same time). Quantum phenomena require an Observer, and the measurements obtained by an Observer has everything to do with what choices the Observer makes. Observers can influence past events also, so choices made now can change what has previously occurred. We notice reality shifts when we are both the Actors and the Observers in our lives, witnessing more than one set of historical events. An Observer’s awareness of having jumped between realities or timelines can seem like a paradox, if all possible realities might co-exist, yet we typically only remember one—or perhaps two.

New paradigms take time to be fully adopted, and what we are witnessing now at this dawn of the Quantum Age is the letting go of old Aristotelian logic with its three basic principles of: identity, contradiction, and the excluded middle. Quantum physics has pretty much completely overturned this classical logic apple cart, but the scientific method has not yet adopted the much more comprehensive and complete quantum logic, with its co-existing, overlapping possibilities.

We typically believe we live in a ‘classical physics’ world, yet we are seeing ever-increasing evidence that suggests primacy of quantum physics. And some of the greatest insights can come from taking a closer look at ways that quantum physics differs from classical physics.
Some differences between classical and quantum physics include:
Quantum physics requires an Observer outside of the system being perceived, while Classical physics does not. Who “I” am as an Observer is of central significance in the reality I subsequently observe. We gain the ability to expand our sense of self by noticing we are both actors and observers in our lives, laying the groundwork for becoming capable of witnessing more than one set of historical events.

Quantum physics utilizes a concept of ‘quanta’ in which events occur in discontinuous, ‘stair step’ fashion; classical physics events occur on a smooth continuum. All scientific fields are starting to incorporate quantum jumps in such new fields as: Quantum Biology, Quantum Chemistry, and Quantum Astronomy. Nature is especially adept and adroit at utilizing quantum retrocausality (in which we in the present can affect the past) to produce exceptionally high levels of efficiencies in such natural processes as photosynthesis. Photosynthesis has been proven to be an example of quantum phenomena occurring where scientists never would have expected to find it—in warm, wet, messy, macroscopic (larger-than-Planck-scale) environments.

Quantum physics has disproven classical physics assumptions of: Material Realism (where it was assumed that only what can be measured matters); Locality (where it was assumed that non-local events do not occur); and Objectivity (where it was assumed that ‘objective measurements’ could be made without including an Observer’s choices).

We can see from quantum physics that we are Observers whose choices matter.
We are capable of recognizing reality shifts and Mandela Effects because we are capable of experiencing more than one possible history of events.
We can check on facts we thought we knew, or compare notes with people who also experienced events with us many years ago, and expect to occasionally be surprised that what we remember differs from the official history—and that’s OK. It’s more than OK, in the sense that this allows us to be part of a constantly evolving reality.

photo Cynthia Sue LarsonCynthia Sue Larson is a transformational speaker, best-selling author, and life coach whose new book, Quantum Jumps: An Extraordinary Science of Happiness and Prosperity, is available at:

Cynthia will be the keynote speaker this year
at the West Coast Dowsers Conference!


Dowsing for Things that go bump in the night


Things that go bump in the night

Do ghosts really exist? After people die, can they continue to hang around and haunt a person or a place? Can entities cause problems for us? Can paranormal activity be real? After dowsing and teaching as my profession for almost twenty years, with a primary focus on personal energy clearing and space clearing, my answer to those questions is a resounding “Yes!” In fact, this aspect of my space clearing work has become my specialty.

After doing thousands of space clearings, both on-site and remote, I find two primary causes of paranormal experiences:

  1. Earthbound Spirits
  2. Interference Energy

Earthbound Spirits

An Earthbound Spirit is a human being who has lived on Earth, whose physical body has died and whose soul has entered the astral plane, but for some reason, the person chooses not to enter the proverbial tunnel and follow the Light to join their loved ones in the Higher Realms. They are too attached to a person, a place, or to physical life itself. They are still somewhat aware of their physical surroundings and can see the physical people around them, but most of those people cannot hear or see them.

Some souls get trapped in the astral plane for many years, sometimes hundreds of years. They do not realize that they have trapped themselves.

Interference Energy

There are many kinds of beings in the astral plane besides Earthbound Spirits. One category of these spirit beings is what I call “non-human entities.” These are beings that have never had life on Earth as human beings, but are somehow related to human activity. I believe that in a very real sense, human beings actually create these “negative beings” with our negative thoughts, emotions, and actions.

When people enter intensely negative states of mind and emotion, because of traumatic life experiences, we can open a crack between the worlds and energies in the astral plane can connect to us. This is what I call Interference Energy. It then greatly exacerbates the negativity that attracted it in the first place. It sets up in certain places in the home that I call “doorways to the astral plane.” Some might call them portals.

Interference Energy then causes all the natural (Earth) energies in that home to be detrimental. It also exacerbates negativity in and between people in the home. Interference Energy interferes with our lives.

Problems Caused by Earthbound Spirits and Interference Energy

As a general rule, people just don’t feel good when these energies are in their homes or offices, and it’s much more common than you might think. Some might not even notice it, but it can cause major problems for more energetically sensitive people, especially for empaths.

Some people feel depressed and anxious when in spaces that are affected by these energies. Physical symptoms of illness will likely be exacerbated. For others, it can actually cause physical symptoms, such as intense headaches, nausea, insomnia, strong pressure in the neck and chest area causing a choking sensation, etc.

Earthbound Spirits and negative beings, or non-human entities, can see and hear us, but, as a general rule, we cannot hear or see them. Children see them more often that adults. Cats and dogs are often reported to hiss or bark at “nothing,” however it seems that they are seeing something that we can’t see.

Paranormal Events

However, in time, if the Earthbound Spirits or the negative beings related to Interference Energy have access to the space for long enough, they can learn to manipulate the physical energy environment and cause paranormal events. They can turn lights off and on, and they sometimes are actually reported to flip switches. They can cause electronic equipment to malfunction or quit working altogether. They can make rapping sounds on walls and ceilings, as well as the sounds and physical vibrations of footsteps, when no one in the physical space is walking. Some clients report smelling strong odors, like cigarette or cigar smoke, a particular perfume, or even more gruesome odors, such as rotting flesh.

Some Earthbound Spirits may simply be trying to let their loved ones know they are there. Others are angry because strangers are living in what they consider to be their home, and they want to drive them away. Even if they mean well, most Earthbound Spirits are frustrated and angry, which causes most of the natural energies in the home to be detrimental.

The negative beings that are given access to the home through Interference Energy often want to instigate fear in the inhabitants of the space. They feed on our fear and negativity; it strengthens and empowers them. This is one of the dangers in working to clear them, as for many people, dealing with these spirits breeds fear, which can actually make things worse.

For the most part, these energy beings do not cause physical harm and are not dangerous. Sometimes my clients are amused and aren’t afraid; others are terrified. They almost all want these activities to stop.


Finding the Energies and Clearing the Spaces

In my housecleaning sessions, both remote and onsite, I deal with these energies almost every day. You can learn how I find and clear them in the full-length version of this article at However, this is not something I can adequately teach you to do in the written word. After working with these energies for many years, I find it takes lots of personal coaching, with much time for practice, before I can get other dowsers to feel confident in finding and clearing these energies. Very few do, especially with Interference Energy. For now, I just wanted to convey that I know that these supernatural occurrences can be real and ultimately can be cleared.


Joey Korn is a global leader in the world of dowsing and energy work. He regularly speaks and teaches worshop at our conference in Santa Cruz and all over the world.  Learn about his space clearing work and more at

Things that go bump in the night