The Light is increasing and Joy abounds! At least that is so when they are your focus and your intent. And how powerful your focus and intent are! They are powerful enough to create a new reality for the planet. That's our job, of course, and it is a joyful one—in fact, it can't be done without it being joyful! It's time to increase our tolerance for Joy and expand it on purpose so that no matter what happens, we are at home at the frequency level of Joy.
Even in the face of an event such as the massive tsumani of last month—no, especially in the face of such an event—our Joy is vital. How can we be joyful when so many of our planetary family died, were injured or lost everything? It's not a matter of being joyful about that, it's a matter of being joyful despite it. The only true compassion is the building of a bridge upwards in frequency so that the frequency of the Whole is lifted up above the level where suffering and turmoil exist. Joy is a marker of being at higher frequency.
Because most of us reading this are distanced physically and psychologically from the events that occurred half a world away, we are able to remain dispassionate far more easily than those whose lives were directly affected. That means we are responsible for doing the crucial job of holding steady and lifting things up through our Love and Joy. We do not serve anyone by adding to the fear and sorrow—our true and most noble service is through rising in frequency and lifting everyone up in the process. Sending your Love and prayers and financial contributions is powerful. Continuing your journey upwards to Eden is not only powerful, it is transformative for all of us.
I hope you enjoy this issue of Rising Times as much as I enjoyed putting it together!
Julia Rogers Hamrick
P.S. I'll be in North Carolina again from approx. April 21-28 attending a wedding and doing a few public events. I'll be letting you know exactly when and where soon. I'd love to see you!
In This Issue
Pass the Remote!
Changing the Channel on Fearful Prophecy
With the recent massive tsunami, earthquakes, volcanic activity,
typhoons, flooding, mudslides, etc., I’d be surprised if your
renegade mind hasn’t indulged in at least a moment or two of
considering the various apocalyptic Earth-changes prophecies. I
must confess that mine has. And some of the dire prognostications
about what is to occur are enough to scare the
bejeebers out of you and drag you down in frequency in the process!
So I’ve been asking my Self over the last week to share some
wisdom to help me maintain perspective here, withdraw energy from
my fearful self, and keep me focused on our movement upward in
frequency. So here’s some of what I was given:
If you don’t like what you’re seeing, change channels!
We don’t have to create according to fearful
possibilities! If we want something different, it’s time
to empower something different. After all—it’s all
energy and WE are the Creators. Those that want to create according
to an apocalyptic prophecy are free to do so, and are free to
experience their creation, but those that don’t want to,
don’t have to participate! Global destruction, and all that
entails, is not a scenario we are required to empower. We
can choose to focus our attention on a different plane of reality,
a different dimension, a different possibility. The possibility in
which Earth and her children are birthed into Light in great joy.
Every possibility is available to us, and we are continually
choosing which plane of reality to attune our consciousness with,
and empower, based on our attention and our emotions. While
we may have forgotten that we have the power to do so, we can
change the locus of our consciousness like we change the channel on
a television set. If you tune into the “TV station”
that is set to a doomsday “program,” and allow yourself
to invest your passion into what you see there, or even just make
an ego investment in “knowing what’s going to
happen,” you will become a part of the program; you will
empower it with your emotional energy, and experience it in all its
Technicolor trauma and gore. But if you decide that program is not
for you, simply change channels and opt out of that reality!
Stop watching the scary stuff, stop creating based on external
evidence drawn from the world created by generation after
generation of minds out of alignment, and instead, choose to
focus on and feel Joy. This does not mean struggling
to divorce yourself from your feelings of helplessness or
fear—remember, what you resist persists. It
means surrendering them to your Spirit whose pure Love will
Why do so many of us stay at least partially tuned to the
trauma-drama channel even though it horrifies us? If you’ve
read Recreating Eden, you won’t be surprised to find
that it is the doing of the fear-hungry, reptilian brain-driven
aspect of ourselves—the mythological
“serpent”—seeking more reverse-polarity energy
from which to feed. In the ego-dominated world, there is a lot of
reverse polarity juice to be partaken of in “drama
mode,” and if we’re not conscious of what we’re
doing (and we’re usually not when we’re at lower
frequency), we will simply follow energy without regard to what it
is aligned with, and feed more energy into it, thus lowering our
frequency further. Oh, how we love to feel energy moving—even
energy in reverse polarity—and with the serpent clamoring to
be fed, there can be quite a tug toward focusing on fear-based
information, even in those of us who are more awake and, at some
level, know better than to do so! But by focusing devotedly on your
Spirit instead, you will naturally be subject to that tug less and
less. And you will find that you will attract and be attracted to
more and more Love-based information instead.
While we may be operating at a frequency where we have at least
partially forgotten our power to choose and create, and while in
that state, have added to the fear-infused duality-driven consensus
reality by default, we actually have limitless choices on what
realities we empower. We have free will to choose and create
differently. Free will isn’t something that was designed to
get human beings in trouble—it was designed so that we can
create any scenario we choose to in order that God’s creation
be unlimited. Any prophecy is simply one possibility out of
an infinite number of possibilities—just one description of
one occurrence on one plane of reality. That’s because God is
still creating—creating through us by the choices we
make. And as the master teacher, Jesus, taught: “my
father’s house has many mansions” (Creation has many
dimensions). Therefore, if we don’t like the one we’re
in, we simply need to choose a different one.
And how do you do that? Change frequency! Transcend fear by tuning
into the broadcast of your Spirit, thus withdrawing from duality.
Refuse to entertain a lower-frequency broadcast and rise up to a
new level of consciousness. Spend your time in the Unified Field of
Oneness and Harmony. Focus on your Spirit’s messages of Love
and Life and Light and Joy and Peace and Harmony. Act from that
place of divine knowing, and in so doing, tune out the frightening
stuff that is being generated by the part of you whose entire
existence depends on keeping you at lower frequency. Believe
me—if you are attuned to your Spirit, and there’s
anything you need to do to keep your body and soul out of
harm’s way, you will be inspired to do so—not out of
fear, but out of the natural response to the impulses of your
A timely example of this is the story of the family of my
stepdaughter’s friend. For many years, they’ve spent
every Christmas vacation on the beach at Phuket in Thailand, which
was devastated in the December 26th tsunami. This year,
however, they decided to forego their trip, which saved them from
being in the tsunami’s path. Of course, there was no way of
knowing at the human level about the impending devastation when
they made the decision. Divine protection? It would surely seem so.
(Of course, as you know from Recreating Eden, when you are
completely, utterly aligned with your Spirit, and thus choosing a
wholly different reality, you are not in a realm where turmoil or
travail even exist, and protection is a moot point! But until that
time, it is nice to know that divine protection is in force for
those willing to exercise faith, listen, and act upon their
I know that many of you reading this have a deep knowing that you
are to be of service in this time of major planetary transition,
and you may see that service as assisting humanity in surviving
cataclysm. I’d like to suggest that another possibility for
service is in withdrawing energy from “the worst case
scenario” and blazing a pathway to a higher frequency where
global devastation is not required. Perhaps you’re willing to
consider that your greatest path of service is to switch over to
the channel of joyful ascension so that, by the power of unified
radiance, it is easier for our sisters and brothers to rise in
frequency and leave the “all hell is breaking loose”
channel behind as well. When we focus our energy on peace and Love,
that is what we experience and empower for all of us.
So, friends—it would seem we have a choice to make. I
personally don’t wish to participate in manifesting the
global chaos and destruction possibility, however likely it may
look from here. (Obviously, we’re currently tuned into a
station where Earth is going through some fairly drastic physical
changes or we wouldn’t even be having this conversation!) I
prefer the scenario where we surrender to God In Us, and rise up to
a new frequency where the story will read, “While there was a
possibility of Mother Earth cleansing through a great cataclysm, we
chose, instead, to lift up all Creation through our Love and
alignment with Spirit, and thus Earth and her children peacefully
became shining and new again in the process.” So I will be
setting my consciousness to that channel. Check in and see if your
Spirit agrees with this “let’s create it higher”
view. If so, please join me in choosing an easy, joyful
transition. It’s far easier to create and sustain a reality
when we do it together!
What’s that smell?
I have been using and teaching about essential oils for more than
eight years and consider them indispensable for maintaining health,
clearing emotional energy, raising frequency, and promoting
spiritual communion. I have a LOT to share with you on this topic,
so consider this Part One, and the first of many articles on
aromatherapy and raising frequency!
The Fragrance of Spirit
Back before I moved to Denver, while I was still living in my
native North Carolina and house-sitting for my snowbird parents,
quite the ice storm struck, and the branches of the towering pines
in our yard were breaking off from the weight of their coating. As
they snapped, it sounded like rifle shots, with spears of icy wood
falling, some puncturing the ground where they hit, or in some
cases, smashing whatever was in their path. So, like the sensible,
and, I confess, frightened being I was, I called some
friends who didn’t have tall pines in their yard to stay with
them for the duration. A wise move for several reasons—the
danger from the trees and the power outage during single-digit
temperatures, not to mention, the joyful camaraderie of gathering
together to ride out the storm.
After a couple of lovely days playing games and watching movies in
their warm and cozy home (in which the power held steady), the
storm cleared, the roads became passable, the power was restored in
our neighborhood, and I returned home to discover that the icy
trees in the yard were doubled over the house, looking like they were about to break off and smash into the roof. Miraculously, no major branches had fallen on the house,
but it sure looked like those trees might go at any moment. I was
so very ready to be home, but had to stifle fear as I walked
in the door and checked the house. Suddenly, there was a powerful,
almost overwhelming scent of jasmine, seemingly, from nowhere!
Nothing subtle about it—it was so loud, it was as if I had
stuck my nose in a bottle of jasmine oil (and at the time, I
don’t even think I owned a bottle of jasmine!) What the heck?
Angels! It was the fragrance of the angels. A moment or two
after that realization dawned, the aroma faded, but the smile on my
face only got brighter. The angels were telling me not to be
afraid—that they were present and on the job! I did not worry
about it for another minute. And not a single branch broke off onto
Fragrance is a frequency marker. It is one of your brain’s
responses to frequency. The angelic frequency smells very much like
jasmine. Other frequencies correlate with other fragrances. Ancient
Egyptian royalty, whom we know were well-versed in esoteric
knowledge, were great believers in using essential oils as a way to
get closer to “the gods” because they understood that
the higher frequency of divinity was attended by beautiful
fragrance, and that fragrance could raise frequency. Huge
wax-sealed jars of essential oils have been found in Egyptian tombs
(still viable after thousands of years!), ostensibly placed there
to assist in bringing the departed closer to the gods.
I remember the first time I shared the Feelings Kit (Young
Living’s collection of 12 essential oils for clearing
emotional issues) in a healing session. The young woman I shared it
with exclaimed, “that smells EXACTLY like heaven
smells!” It was a spiritual experience for her as the
frequencies of the oils touched off her remembrance of the
frequency of Oneness. I’d had precisely the same response the
first time I used the 12 oils on myself! It is almost impossible to
maintain lower frequency in the presence of high-frequency
essential oils. Since joy is a frequency marker, and since so many
natural essential oils catalyze a joyful response, it only makes
sense to correlate the two and use these amazing tools to bring us
closer in frequency to God In Us and Heaven on Earth.
Only therapeutic-grade essential oils have the profound,
frequency-raising effect I’m talking about here. While pure,
natural oils distilled to maintain all the chemical constituents
and frequencies of the plants they come from can catalyze healing
and help to raise frequency, lower-quality oils will not have the
same effect. And certainly, synthetic fragrance will not! Indeed,
synthetic fragrance has a deleterious effect on the human body. The
mind and body were designed to be balanced with natural essences
and are harmed by imitations. For more information on this topic,
essential oils page.
Can paints change the world?
Magical Light-Filled Paints, Magical Light-Filled Connections
I have a story to share about a powerful connection I recently
made. I’ve already told a bit of it on my blog, but in case
you’re not reading every installment (and holding your breath
for the next one), you may have missed it! In case you did
read those entries, here is a brief synopsis and then the rest of
While doing some research about home remodeling on
Gardenweb’s “That Home Site” home-decorating
forum, I came across a thread where the hot topic was “Full
Spectrum Paints,” and the designer who formulates
them, Ellen Kennon. There was such enthusiasm from people who had
used her paints, I just had to go to her website to check it out.
Before I had read a whole sentence on her home page, I felt a huge
wave of energy and I burst into tears! Not sad tears, not happy
tears—just a “there’s strong energy here that
relates to me” emotional reaction, catalyzed by my Spirit.
That’s not something that has happened to me but a couple of
times in my life, and I sure didn’t see it coming this time!
I wasn’t able to deduce what my reaction was about at the
time, and considered writing to her to see if I could get more
input but thought, “What will I say? ‘Your website made
me cry’?” So I shelved the idea and pushed it to the
back of my mind, but still had the sense that something more was to
come of it when the time was right.
Amazingly, about six weeks later, there was a message in my inbox
from sender “Ellen Kennon”! She said she’d been
checking her webstats and saw that I had linked to her site in my
blog, so she went to see what recreating-eden.com was about and
felt an immediate connection with it and me (though I don’t
believe she cried!). We started a correspondence—she’s
an amazingly personable, joyful and insightful woman—and I
traded my book for her hand-painted paint samples, and thus both
Recreating Eden and Full Spectrum Paints gained new
I’m sure by now you are asking, “What’s so
special about those paints?” First, she follows Mother
Nature’s technique for color by making each of her gorgeous
Nature-inspired paint shades from balancing every hue in the
spectrum, using seven different pigments to make up each color
(even the whites are made this way!) so that the paint is
multidimensional. Ordinary house paints usually use only a few
pigments and lack the radiance that using the entire spectrum
creates. You probably already understand that white light is
composed of all the colors of the spectrum, and that light equals
energy, so it stands to reason that walls painted with
Ellen’s paint “come alive.” But that’s not
the only reason her formulas are magical—she also imbues them
with her prayers and affirmations that everyone that comes in
contact with her paints will be joyful and balanced!
According to the comments on the decorating forum, people with
little awareness of energy or of the power of color have reported
feeling enlivened and more joyful when they are in an environment
enhanced with Full Spectrum Paints. How exciting! We know that when
people are in joy and in balance, their frequency is higher.
Remember, joy is the feeling response to being raised in frequency,
of being in the vibrational realm of your Spirit, and closer to the
ultimate environment: Eden. Now think about the potential impact of
this on the world. The more of us that are experiencing joy, the
higher the frequency of the whole. So, as Full Spectrum Paints
become more and more popular and catalyze the joy response in such
a simple, yet impactful, way for more and more people, imagine how
the overall frequency of humanity is lifted! And that’s the
name of the game in creating Heaven on Earth: raising the frequency
of the whole in whatever ways possible. It makes me want to paint
all the walls everywhere in Ellen’s paints!
Thankfully, I don’t have to be in charge of that mammoth
paint job. Multitudes are now being powerfully magnetized to Full
Spectrum Paints. Ellen and her paints were discussed in the
February issue of Architectural Digest, which has caused a
quite a swell in interest, and, as it turns out, the conversation
on That Home Site has to date spawned a few messages shy of
five 100-message threads discussing Ellen’s Full
Spectrum Paints. Many of them are new Full-Spectrum devotees
offering expressions of wonder at the difference Ellen’s
paints have made in their environments, and how they’ve even
won people over who didn’t get it at all before they saw the
paint on the wall. Ellen reports that her phone is now
ringing off the hook and her business has almost quadrupled in the
last couple of months. It would seem that she is creating quite the
Ellen writes a quarterly newsletter that features information on
color therapy, “enlightened” decorating, and other
energy-related topics. Archived issues, as well as the past Full
Spectrum threads from That Home Site, can be accessed on her
homepage, www.ellenkennon.com .
Love that water!
If you’ve seen the movie “What the Bleep Do We
Know,” or have read Masaru Emoto’s book, The Hidden
Messages In Water, you have some familiarity with the idea that
thought forms influence the crystalline structure of water.
Harmonious thoughts organize water crystals into beautiful, whole,
colorful symmetrical forms; inharmonious thoughts organize water
crystals into incomplete, asymmetrical dull-colored forms. Because
the planet is around 70% water, and our physical bodies are around
70% water, we can promote the healing of both through offering our
blessings to the waters of Earth, including the water that
constitutes a large part of our personal physical vessel—our
“Earth suit.” In an effort to bless, soothe, and heal
the waters that underwent seismic shock and arose during the
tsunami, picking up the fear vibrations of the humans involved,
Emoto has instigated a world-wide prayer circle to send loving
thoughts to the oceans. You can read more about this at www.masaru-emoto.net.
Because your body is electrical, and water is a supreme conductor
of electricity, you must be optimally hydrated to be healthy and
radiant. A personally empowering way to utilize the
water-and-thought-form technology is to hold the water you are
about to drink or cook with (purified water, naturally) and imprint
it with Love, the master vibration, by consciously radiating Love
to it. You can also send it the message of “balance,”
“harmony,” “wholeness,” or any other sacred
vibration. When you consume it, intend and know that it will not
only increase your frequency through hydration, it will bring the
vibration you intend more fully into your body! Drinking a glass of
inspired water is a real “instant frequency booster.”
Below, find more!
Instant Frequency Boosters
When you find yourself under stress, put your hand over your
heart “Pledge of Allegiance” style. It will calm and
center you. A calm, centered person’s frequency is always
higher than a freaked out, scattered person’s!
Step outside and breathe in some fresh air and let the sun kiss
your face (even on a cloudy day, the sun is still there, though
invisible to our eyes). This one is SO simple, but how often
have we forgotten to do it?!
Say a heartfelt “thank you” to your Spirit for
anything that occurs in your life, even—no,
especially—that which you aren’t too thrilled
about! (You know that when something inharmonious occurs,
it’s a signpost that alerts you that you have wandered off
course so that you can navigate yourself back to alignment!)
Gratitude puts you back in alignment and raises your frequency.
Look at yourself in the mirror and smile!
Hug yourself and say “I love you” to YOU on behalf
of your Spirit!
Soliloquies are okay, but…
…someone’s missing on my blog and it might be YOU!
Wishing to discuss these interesting times from an uplifting
perspective? I sure am. Come on over to my blog! I usually write in
it several times a week, and probably would do so even more
regularly if people were writing back! There’s a comments
feature where you can speak to whatever it is that I’m
talking about—and my topics range far and wide.
Heck—you can even start a new topic if that’s
what’s moving with you. I must tell you it is a little
strange to be having what frequently feels like a one-way
conversation for months on end, but many of you have told me
you’re reading “Julia’s Blog,” so come on
out from behind that one-way glass and play with me! You can leave
your comments anonymously by using a different screenname if using
your real name seems a little too out there for you.
I also love getting your emails. Give me feedback on the book or
just let me know what you’re experiencing on the path Home!
To my partners on the journey:
Thank you, thank you…
…thank you for the five-star reviews on Amazon.com!
Enthusiastic readers of Recreating Eden have posted stellar
reviews there to help others find their way Home. If you’ve
read Recreating Eden and would like to join in the cause, we
welcome your contribution. It doesn’t have to be written like
a professional review, it just needs to be heartfelt! Thank you
also for the warm words you’ve offered me in person, on the
phone, and through email on how you feel about Recreating
Eden and how it has affected your life. It’s extra fuel
for me to get the job of spreading the word done! And most of all,
thank you for being Who You Are and doing what you do to increase
the Love and Joy in the world!
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