Q. Could you tell us how your students changed themselves or their life after they took your classes?
A million (Laugh). They say, “Cynthia, I am your poster child.” You know, like a poster to put on the wall. They want to be that one. Ahhh, so many. In my website, there are some stories, you know, like people’s stories. But so many. Sometimes people come and they are very timid. You know, meaning they don't speak up for themselves. And I’m helping them to build their self-esteem to value themselves. You know, to feel more passion about their talent and abilities.
And they have to do a project which is them. Every week they have to do something that’s going to improve their life. And they report it to a partner every week. In the class, you know, they have partners. What’s ever done? How is it working? So a lot of changing takes place.
Maybe one story is really interesting is:
A lady lost 80 pounds not in 8 weeks, but in one year. No diet.
Here is what she did - her project. In her life she did a diet and she hates a diet. She was unhappy. You know, like eating is hard and all these things. But she was always...over eating always and I said to her, “You are always filling a hole in the emotion.”
So 2 things she did that made the change really. Anything she is going to put in her mouth, she said, “I cannot eat it if I cannot bless it.” So it has to be blessed which means it has to be sort of pure. You know it has to be right for me, not a potato chip you know. But that’s the first thing. The second thing she began
in her mind she said, “This is good for me.” In my heart, you know, like I bless it this good, like I give it a blessing like it’s a positive thing.
Q. Did she eat junk food after blessing it?
No she didn’t eat the junk food because she couldn’t bless it!
She could not bless it in her mind. You see in her mind she decided I’m only going to eat it if I can feel good enough to say this is good. If I can’t I’m not going to eat it.
She couldn’t do it. So she was being very honest and true, you know.
No, she didn’t eat it because she was sincere, you know. That’s #1 reason--she can’t bless; she’s not going to eat.
Then the next thing I said to her was, “Write down what you’re feeling when you’re hungry.” Because see everyday she would be hungry, and she wasn’t really hungry. She wasn’t hungry for the food. The food was the emotional...stopping the emotion. So then she began to write down what am she was feeling. If I’m hungry maybe I’m not hungry. Maybe I just need to feel. So then she and I met every week one hour coaching extra because she needed support and we met every week one hour and between that she was writing and blessing her food.
And then I also told her, you know, let’s look at the possibility. Go to your kitchen. Everything that you know is not good for you like the sugars and that stuff. Take it out; don’t be tempted. You know, don’t make it because you will eat it, right?
So she took the stuff out and she brought in the good food. So between that and she also decided to start a walking program and she walked, like, you know...3, I don’t know, 2 miles a day which she had not been doing. So walking and eating properly, in 1 year she lost 80 lbs. Then another student loved that story.
My students love the stories of each other. Another one lost 70 lbs. A couple of years another student...because I tell them what the other students do. Now I have 5 students that have written books. Written books. I helped and encouraged them. Now, I have written 3 books myself but they are, like communication, you know what I used to teach? Right now I’m writing this one. Heart Living book right now.
Q. Did the lady who lost 80 pounds successfully utilized tools that you taught in the heart living classes?
And I’m going to be submitting it in October. I can help people because I know how to do that. I’ve done this...3 books so sometimes people have come and said I want to write a book and then I help them write a book. I can tell you so many stories but know a lot of interesting stories about life change. Because people believe in themselves doing this work. Encouraging.
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah because when they start I say to them, “What do you need to bring balance into your life?” And everyone has to think and think.
And I tell them you have to balance body, mind, and of course spirit. So where does the balance need to happen?
Well the lady with 80 lbs of course it’s the body mostly. That’s why she chose that project but then they have to take a project that’s going to balance them and commit to it of course.
I have to add one thing...the lady that lost the 80 lbs, she said, “Cynthia, you helped me to understand that I was feeding my hungry heart.” Isn’t that perfect because it was emotional eating. Hungry heart not hungry body. Body was showing it. But the heart was feeling it, you know. I think a lot of Americans have hungry hearts. You know, a lot of overeating. I really think so. Mhhhmmm...
Q. Why do people need this heart living class in the United States of America? It seems, for me, that American people are assertive and they can express whatever they want.
Oh yeah, yes exactly yeah, yeah... Say what they want...yeah, yeah, yes, yes, yes.
Oh yeah, yes, yes exactly. Now what? Yeah, right in a lot of cases I think that is true. I think there are a lot of people, certain clients, very sincere, you know, who come in very sincere who are speaking from their heart. But then there are many people of course who I feel do not. No doubt about it yeah, yeah.
But you know, we are...well, here’s my thought, 15 years ago, remember I had this vision, so in 20...what is this 2012? 2020 we are supposed to enter the Aquarian age which is the heart. So I believe that we as a society are moving no matter the culture really. We are moving from 3rd chakra power culture moving up to heart culture and I feel like based on...
When I studied in Peru, primarily I studied with Shaman in Peru for 2 weeks and then I studied in Ireland, Scotland. But when I studied they kept saying our society is becoming more of the heart. So I think this is a bridge of a, you know, learning, identifying as a culture, as a world I believe. And that’s where in my book...I’m writing I’m working with what I call the hero’s journey. Which we know we all are here to take the hero’s journey. And really the journey is into our heart.
We are our own enemy, you see. We think it’s all outside. (She points to her heart.) Really this is where the work is and this affects everything outside. I’ve seen it in 15 years is helping people as a bridge to be more authentic.
We have a lot of people wearing the mask, as you know too. And wearing the mask that is adaptive. Adaptive meaning that they learned that behavior to survive something. Maybe if they act like, you know, people pleasing everyone they won’t be left behind you see. So now they take the people pleasing mask off and start to really become more authentic. Who am I? What am I? It doesn’t mean to become angry that’s not it at all. It means to become more real with your real feelings. That’s a lot of what I do with all of my teaching - my coaching.
All of my stuff is to become more authentic. And people are so relieved. That’s what I think is so important. They are so much feeling better in their life when they start. They’re tired of wearing the mask, you know. Really. It’s a way to have them and we talk about different kinds of masks in my class. Well some in this one and then I do a whole day on that. What are the masks? How did you get that mask? And can I give you an example? Is it o.k.?
And like, in America, sometimes people and I’m sure in Japan too have an alcoholic parent. So one lady in the class said her father was alcoholic. So she never really felt comfortable and safe in her house like is he going to do something? What’s going to happen? Is he going to yell at me? Hit me? Whatever?
So I said to her 1 day, when she was growing up, what was her adaptive mask? What helped her to become feeling alive was to be hypervigilant. It means always nervous wondering what is going to happen. So she has that activity because all her life she had to. Now she doesn’t live with her father anymore so what does she do? She gets a job. Her boss is very similar to the father. And so she’s still trying to heal the old wound. So we go through life constantly trying to heal something very old. So I can draw something; I show this in my class if it’s o.k.
If you look at life like a stack of spirals. In her childhood, actually I believe in past life o.k. so... In her childhood her situation with her father was difficult then she meets with a man later, or a woman, o.k. maybe she’s not as mean as the father but she’s still difficult. Then she get’s a job. And let’s say now here she had difficulty.
How is she going to heal? If she can change this one it will heal all the way back to this one. This is the key. Where are you now? What are you doing? How are you responding in trying to understand the behavioral pattern? This is the mask...part of the mask that needs to be taken off. So it’s like, a lot of tools like that to understand and learn.
Another thing that comes to me is every person is trying to heal with repeated opportunity. But a culture is trying to heal, so like when a tragedy occurs, like is what is happening in Japan o.k.? That is the cultural pattern repeating to heal the soul really of the country. That’s how I believe anyway.
That it’s not just...it’s like an opportunity. Well it is individual but it has another level. You know like the culture of the country and like every culture.
I believe whether we’re talking about Israel or America it doesn’t matter. Everyone has something going on that’s an opportunity - holy moment. I believe it’s a holy moment, right? Holy moments all the time with tragedies, with occurrences to heal the soul of the people.
Q. If one person is healed, it affects everything around the person, doesn’t it? It means if one person is changed, the change influences others around the person.
Oh I do believe. I totally believe. Yeah, absolutely!
I mean because each of us is so significant and energetically, vibrationally important to this planet. Everyone has to realize how important each person’s soul is. You know, each person. So coming from a place of unity is the way I think of it, you know.
So if you look at the word “universe” (maybe you know this) it means 1 song. That’s what it means in English - 1 song. So we are 1 song so if we are 1 song every note contributes right to the song of us all.
Q. Do you feel anything about the future or vision of Japan as a psychic?
Before this happened... This happened on a Friday? o.k. I was in the...
I’ll tell you this and then I’ll tell you my thought. I was driving my car and then I was taking a turn, you know, on a street and of course I don’t think it had happened yet. Maybe it happened after that because of the time difference. But anyway, I suddenly had the worst feeling - a tragedy is coming. And I couldn’t decide where. I didn’t know if it was American – whatever.
And I saw all these supplies needed and all this stuff happening and it’s giving me the goose bumps, you know. But I was so like huh...like I couldn’t breathe. It was so bad and then I went to my house. I called my friend. I don’t know what it means, you know, but there’s something. I don’t know.
Of course this happened and then it’s like I knew because I have a very strong connection with you in this way because of going to Japan. I feel like it’s another family for me. So I have had that feeling like that. And I want to say also that if I really felt scared I wouldn’t be going. I don’t feel...yeah...and
I feel there are certain things people can do like taking the iodine. You know, you can take the iodiral. Do you know about? O.k. maybe there are ways to practice certain safer ways that the country will figure out.
I don’t get a bad feeling in my heart to be honest. I don’t get a bad feeling in my heart. I feel like there may be smaller things like, you know, what happened in...is it Fukushima? There may be small areas in the country in the coastal area maybe there could be. Not...I don’t get, I’m not saying there is because I'm not getting...but I’m saying that kind of feels that’s a possibility of the future in my mind. But as far as the thought of a whole country vanishing, you know like, I don’t get that. I don’t feel that way in my heart; I don’t feel that.
Q. What does it mean smaller things?
Like, you know, let’s say an area of the country - a small area of the country. Not that that was a small area and it has impacted many people but what I mean is there might be something in the future that is smaller. Nothing like Japan sinking. You know how...it is Edgar Cayce says isn’t it that in the blink of the eye it’s gone. I don’t feel that, I mean, I don’t know...I shouldn’t say things about Edgar Cayce because you know who am I? But that doesn’t feel in my heart correct.
No, no, no. If I get anything in my mind there is a little bit of potential of something smaller. Something small but not anything big and, you know, the other thing about somebody gaining information it is based on potentiality and possibility so even if you think about when Cayce got that in that time frame, I don’t know how long ago many years, right? Maybe the way everything was configured at that time; it’s the possibility was that’s the strongest for that to be the case.
You see, but maybe because there have been other vibrational shifts in consciousness changing and so many things that, if he were alive today, he may say something a little different. I think you have to base on potentiality and probability at that time.
I really do but I don’t get a bad feeling in my heart; I don’t at all. And, you know, people in America that are my clients. Some of them send me awful things like don’t go to Japan because, you know, we don’t want you to go because this is happening. I just delete because in my heart, I know I am okay. And so 1 day I was at my office I had like 20 women and one of them says, “Do you read all these things? Do you know everything?”
And I looked at her and I said she sends me the ones I delete, you know. And I said I do not live in a fear-based world. O.k. I don’t live out of fear; I don’t. That’s not my way of being. And if I intuitively felt something then I would act accordingly but I don’t feel that; I don’t feel that.
Q. Do you see something about the future of Japan? For instance, can you see a symbol or something?
This is interesting as soon as I go in I see a lot of light in Japan so that’s a positive to me. Almost like if the island were like a flower and a lot of light. So I don’t get anything negative. That’s just what I’m getting - potentiality that I’m picking up, you know. But when 911 came in the United States for like a week or two before I had the bad feeling. Very bad feeling. And I didn’t know what it was.
And then I got in my consciousness. I got especially at night 2 things low. Of course it was the 2 buildings, you know, but I couldn’t figure out why am I getting 2 things, you know, and I'm thinking is it people. Because you kind of have to when you get that feeling you don’t know. But...and then of course 911 occurred.
So if I do get something bad; I do get things, you know, like a feeling. Because I did get that feeling for Japan. Nuclear. I did. I did. I got supplies needed and nuclear. Then when the tsunami came I kept thinking well why was I getting nuclear? That didn’t make sense. Well of course now I know why.
That day. We were having lunch and then it just happened to be the day. And I said I had the dream and this is what I got. And I tell you what, we went to the ARE. Because we were going to have a massage and we walked in and this is the day that it happened. And you know the little bowl they had with the quotes or readings, readings! I picked one and I can’t remember the reading but it was so positive because I said before picking it help me to know what about Japan. You know to my mind to Edgar Cayce but something in my mind - something is there. I chose the quote—the one about as a bird is in the air and knows it’s o.k. Do you know the one? I don’t know the readings that well. Something about a bird and how the bird trusts and knows it’s all going to be o.k. That was the one I picked. That confirmed also for me like it’s going to be o.k. It’s going to work out.
Q. What kind of plans do you have in Japan?
Well in the future, you have already told them about your sister sponsoring me. Yeah o.k. well, in the future of course I will teach if I’m asked to come I will do that. But we have had requests to do a school and the school, maybe the heart living school, and maybe this is an opportunity to do specific programs like 1 day workshops that would be some of what we talked about and so some other kinds of work that I do that I know would be very beneficial and helpful.
You know maybe my mind that in my second series you know from each of
those 3. Because my 3rd one that I teach in the U.S. is called “Passion & Purpose” and it’s about knowing how to become the best version of you. And so that’s definitely one that I know we want to teach.
When you go to my website, we will see, I think it says, signature program or something, but anyway, it has all the different programs and there’s many, many more than this. And that’s where you can find, all those kinds of things, you and I talked about doing.
Yes o.k. well one that I think we’ve talked about is the inner child. You know, understanding. Remember the mask? That’s very tied in with inner child. We’ve talked about...I also teach dreams. And I studied for 7 years with a dream analyst to learn about dreams. And I...there’s a lot about that so I use that many times in my classes but we’ve talked about just different components. One would be the Reiki component.
The Shaman. Now the other thing is I have studied in Peru, and Ireland, and the United States. The study of shamanism and of course Native American culture you know is based on that. And I went to the Southwest in America many times and I do specific treatments and I’m teaching people to do those treatments.
In fact I have 1 group that has studied with me for 4 years in the U.S. They meet 1 time each month and this will be their fourth year; this is their 4th year! They’re halfway through the 4th year of their study. And I'm teaching them to do the shamanic releases of the body but I teach them how to journey – intuitive journey into the mind. See the energy. You know these are all stages through... Every year has a different...you know, personal mastery I guess you could call it.
But we’re trying to get feedback also; what do people want, of course. But those are things that are like, to me, the most critical or important aspects of the teaching that’s been the most useful to people.
Q.Are you thinking of writing a book?
Yes, I have plans to contact several publishers and it's very exciting. I have been writing my book all year (2012). I am also consulting a Productions Company to do videos and audio series. It's all very exciting!
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