March 2007 Archives
I wanted a Flash animation for my website, so I did the obvious things: I asked my webmaster, Tony, about it--he said he had tried doing a bit of it and it was like Greek to him, but if I found someone to do the animation, he'd put it on my site. Okay...so I do a Google search. Found less people than you'd think, and the ones I did contact either never got back in touch, or did a week or more later.
"Dang. Doesn't anybody want to make money anymore?" I thought. But I took it as a sign that the Universe had something specific in mind, and let it go for a few days. After all, I live in Easy World, where everything is easy, I and definitely wanted this to be a whole lot easier. Timing IS everything...
Finally, I remembered that the Easy World Forum’s own Ben Kelson had mentioned having a web-services company (KelsonMedia.com), so I queried him. Yes--he did Flash, and yes, he'd be willing to do what I wanted within my budget if I'd throw in a signed copy of Recreating Eden and an attunement!
I was a tiny bit nervous as I wasn't sure how easily I could convey to him what I wanted, and, never having worked with him, how good he was at figuring stuff like that out, and he didn't have anything like what I was asking for in his portfolio, but I was soon reassured when he showed me his first pass at creating my vision.
Meantime, I had sent him a book, and it arrived in record time, and he wrote me a message saying he wasn't sure whether the Universe was more interested in me getting my Flash, or in him reading Recreating Eden as he had started reading it and was really into it and excited about it! (I'm sure as efficient as the Universe is, both were equally divinely ordained!)
I could not have asked for a more wonderful person to work with than Ben! OR, for better results! I am very, very, VERY particular about aesthetics, and Ben never lost patience with me. He even said it was fun making my vision a reality!
I think he even surprised Tony, my webmaster, with how perfectly he did the job and how easy it was to integrate it into the site.
If you'd like to see the wonderful results of this business deal in Easy World, go to www.juliarogershamrick.com and look at my logo at the top just after the page loads. If you want to make it go again, you can just use your mouse to trigger it (though, if you're using Internet Explorer, you'll need to click in the area (you'll see a box form around the logo--click inside it) to activate it and then you can do it over and over. Fun!
THANK YOU BEN KELSON, and thank you Easy World!!!
I just came in from outside. It’s a gorgeous Spring day in the mid 60s, Roly and Lilah are in the yard, blissing out with their raw marrow bones, and as it was a bit chilly in the shade of the patio cover, I sat in my Happy Place, which, in the summer is in dappled shade at this time of day, but now is in full sun.
Wow. It’s amazing how I manage every winter to repress my absolute craving for being outside! It’s just heavenly to be back in the fresh air and warmth and energy of the sunlight. Even the recognition of all the gardening tasks to be done didn’t take away from the ecstasy of being in the now, soaking up the moment like a dry sponge plunged into a sink-full of warm water.
I’m feeling at a crossroads. Actually, not a crossroads, but the start of a new road, the choice having already been made as to the road I’m taking. Now I’m just contemplating the most suitable conveyance for getting on down that road. Being a big-picture thinker as I tend to be, can serve me, or overwhelm me. I’m skating on the edge of overwhelm at the moment, and my choice to write this blog entry right now is a choice to focus in.
There are so, so many things that I could do and want to do. There are at least a dozen books in me to write—ones I already have titles and concepts for—and one, in particular, that is asking very insistently to be written. There is the Spring 2007 newsletter to get out. There is a blog to keep current. There is the Easy World Forum to tend. There are many, many updates and additions to my website I’d like to make. And so many more things that I’ll just stop now because I feel myself teetering on the edge of overwhelm again! When I go into overwhelm, I just do nothing at all!
You know—I started the book I really was excited about writing, and then the energy for it just took a big dip. Then Easy World presented itself, and continues to present itself very insistently, as the thing upon which to focus.
As I write that, I feel ready to burst into maniacal laughter—I mean, if I just stay in Easy World, I am assured to get done exactly what is right for the moment, and then, for the next moment, and on and on without overwhelm! It’s that pesky ego again, seeing the big picture, and thinking it’s got to manage it all that stymies me. So I guess instead of continuing this soliloquy and going into overwhelm, I'll go into Easy World and just do whatever feels inspired and fun!
See? I knew that coming in to blog would be the right way to take the next step down the road! I’m all calm and focused now.
I think I’ll go out and hang with the dogs some more. Watching them in the altered state we call the “bone zone” is a perfect example of the ecstasy of focusing on one pleasurable thing at a time. Those dogs have Easy World down pat!
- Easy World website www.iliveineasyworld.com
- Julia's main website www.juliarogershamrick.com
- Easy World Forum (includes What is Easy World, Principles of Easy World, Free EW posters, lots of great posts about people's EW experiences
- Easy World Boutique so you have things to remind you of your true Home. And of course, so you can be on the leading edge and be Easy-World chic!
- The "I live in Easy World blog post" that started it all.
- "I live in Easy World thread" on The Secret Forum.
- What's your best EW story? thread on the Easy World Forum (great testimonials).
- "I know I'm in Easy World when..." thread on the Easy World Forum (great testimonials).
- Easy iPod blog entry (I didn't get to this story, but it's a great example of manifesting in Easy World)
- Release essential oil blend--magic to move out of ego worry, fear, struggle and into Easy World--apply to solar plexus, rub hands together and cup over face and breathe your way into Easy World!
May stimulate a sense of harmony and balance within the mind and body and help release anger and frustration, bringing about a sense of peace and emotional well-being.
Ingredients: Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), lavandin (Lavandula x hibirda), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), sandalwood (Santalum album), and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum) in a base of olive oil.
- Step-By-Step Frequency Raising System
- Why Don't You Just Give Up? (Article) I didn't get around to talking about this, but it's an excellent strategy for letting go of struggle and moving energy out of your solar plexus and to your crown chakra.
- Amygdala clicking/moving energy to frontal lobes: www.neilslade.com; related threads on Julia's Raise Your Frequency! Forum: "POP! your frontal lobes for bliss all the time" and "Amygdala clicking has me inspired."
Please feel free to ask questions here or on the Easy World Forum (link above)--I love to interact with you!
The blog software doesn't seem to want to be in Easy World tonight and my list hasn't been successfully posted despite numerous attempts. I apologize!
Here is one link to get you started--the Easy World Forum. There are lots of resources there--just explore! The "founder notices" at the top contain links to lots of things including the Easy World Boutique!
Hopefully, my webmaster can assist with getting the other links up for you soon!
I am, however, inspired to ask for a different type of energy exchange so I ask that you consider telling one or more other people about my website and free teleseminars by emailing them a link to juliarogershamrick.com. Who can you think of right now who would benefit from the energy, insights, and resources I offer?
What is Easy World and How Do I Get There?
You ALWAYS have the choice of what reality to empower in your experience, what station to turn your “radio” to.
Easy World is the reality matrix entirely set up to support your well-being and harmony with the Whole of Creation.
There is absolutely no struggle, worry, or effort in Easy World. In Easy World, everything is taken care of for you smoothly and with ease.
When you enter the Easy World reality, harmony prevails and things work out as if by magic.
If you find yourself struggling, worrying, trying to figure things out, trying to control or otherwise engaged in difficulty, you are no longer in Easy World and the magical results found there will not be available to you.
Only harmonious, inspired action factors into Easy World.
Easy World is accessed by relaxing, letting go of control (or the illusion of it), allowing and knowing that everything is working out just right.
ALLOWING is the key, no resistance Resistance puts you in DW.
When you reach EW, you feel a shift—air is different--ozone
EW is accessible to you always.
You are very familiar with it, whether you remember it or not!
Extremely simple—and EASY—instructions for being there
The Principles of Easy World
The underlying principle of Easy World is that the Universe is set up to support ease. You must simply allow it.
That, of course, is how you get to Easy World.
There's only one law in Easy World:
***Worry, concern, and struggle are strictly prohibited. ***
The punishment for violating the law is immediate--¬and I do mean immediate:
***Ejection from Easy World***
This law is self-enforced, as only you can eject yourself. No one else has that power.
Happily, you also get to decide the length of your own sentence. Re-entry to Easy World is automatic when you let go of worry, concern, and struggle and simply allow things to be easy, the way they were designed to be.
Easy World is a parallel reality that is always instantly accessible, no matter how long you've been away from it.
As an aid to returning to Easy World when you find you’ve evicted yourself, take a deep breath, release it, along with any tension you've been holding, and say, "I now choose to live in Easy World, where everything is easy."
Feeling joyful, being at peace, and radiating Love are side effects of inhabiting Easy World.
And, of course, creating all you desire ¬with ease ¬is a prime feature of Easy World.
Creating even more ease is a piece of cake in Easy World.
Simply being in Easy World provides an automatic invitation for others to join you there.
Some EW affirmations:
I live in Easy World, where everything is easy
and magic is an everyday occurrence
I choose to live in Easy World, where everything is easy (especially helpful if ego is arguing with you!)
I live a charmed life
It’s always miracle time in Easy World
Everything is easy in Easy World
What aspect of you might have a problem with EW? Ego is invested in difficulty and struggle. It doesn’t have any power in EW. It will continually try to bring you back to DW
Review what ego is—inner masculine out of alignment
Clamps down on flow--feeling of knots, congestion in solar plexus
Release essential oil blend is amazing for moving into EW
Easy World raises your frequency and raising your frequency aligns you with EW
I’m not sure if I mentioned that one of the side effects of the pool project, with all of it’s various contracted elements such as excavation, concrete work, electrical work, and shed building left our back yard looking like a tornado hit a discount store and the contents landed in our yard.
Because the contractors were available sooner than we had expected, and were so eager for the work because of the harsh winter and slim pickins in the construction market because of it, they volunteered to clear out our garage, which had to be totally emptied to make way for the job they did as well as for the pool.
I do think I may have mentioned how amazing it was that they emptied the whole thing, including a pallet of book which they had to take down to the basement, and all the accumulated lawn and garden equipment, and copious supplies as well as the empty boxes and other discards waiting for snowmelt to be able to go out in the trash. (Because the trash did not get collected during the multiple blizzards in December and January, we had it backed up.)
All this they accomplished in a half hour flat. Four men. Remarkable. Only in Easy World. And though I tipped them at the end of their several days’ worth of work, they did not charge anything for moving it all—they were just grateful to be able to prepare the job site and be able to work again.
BUT, because they were also going to build a shed to put the stuff in, including the pool pump and heater, they had to put most of the garage contents on our patio, which has a roof over it. Things that would not be damaged were left up against the wall of the house. And they could not even be put back in the shed when it was built because the electricians needed access in there to install a 60-amp panel, and the pool guy needs access to install the pool equipment.
So very little had been put back in the shed as of today. Well…you remember we had siding put on the house last week? They had to move everything from under the patio roof out into the yard to be able to install the ceiling of the patio cover! ACK! A prime example of sometimes things get worse before they get better!
When they finished, I had them just leave the stuff out in the yard so we could clean the patio and put things back in an organized manner. So that’s where things stood yesterday. I felt so overwhelmed with the task of getting things back in order, I repeated the Easy World mantra (“I live in Easy World where everything is easy” along with my new addendum “and magic is an everyday occurrence)” and Rick and I started to work on it. My knee was in pain, however, so I decided reinforcements were needed and asked Rick to call the kids. Stepdaughter #4 was available and was happy to come over today and make some money.
She thought she could only be there for a little over an hour because she was supposed to go see Barack Obama speak. I was not really so happy about the limited time because I figured we had several hours’ worth of work to get things in shape, but I was just grateful for some help. Amazingly, we got things under control so that when it was time for her to leave, it was fine. She promised to help again this week.
She went in to change her clothes, but in 5 minutes, she came back out again and said that she could stay and work as long as we needed her to as her mom and sister were running late so she had bowed out so that they wouldn’t have to be even later by having to come by and pick her up. While I would have loved for her to hear Obama, I was thrilled to have more help.
We ended up getting the herb garden cleaned out and ready for new growth as well as deadheading lots of other perennials and getting a host of other chores done. By the time she left, we felt so great about all we accomplished! Whereas I had been worried about getting things done, so much of what I was a bit worried about handling in the garden and expected to need to do in the upcoming weeks was DONE!
Rick vanished for a little while during all this, and I found that he was taking care of another thing that had seemed like an obstacle to me—he moved the extra bed out of the girls’ room (they hardly spend the night anymore, so one double bed is enough in that room) and brought the massage table up from the basement so that I can make a treatment area in there as I have been longing to do for quite awhile. Wow. I do so love Easy World where everything is easy, and magic is an everyday occurrence!
Speaking of magic, it won't be long before my garden looks like this again...
That is my sigh of relief! This was siding week at the Hamrick’s. The house is newly wrapped in vinyl and should never need painting again. While my dream is to have a gorgeous home made of all natural materials, our 1960-vintage ranch is not it! The new skin will help with resale when the time comes and will keep our neighbors from cringing till then. It does look nice and I feel much better about it. We had delayed this for as long as possible before the wood started showing through the paint!
I’d like to say I stayed in Easy World every minute of the process—and I did amazingly well considering that for 4 days I had to get up really early (I’m a night owl and that doesn’t suit me). Whereas I am used to sleeping on my own schedule and having quiet solitude everyday working on my own, there were people here all day till 6 pm, ripping old wood off the house and pounding on the walls all day. The dogs, while amazingly calm while the house was being pounded on, were like little alarms going off from time to time. And where usually, they can go out anytime they need to, with the gate to the backyard having to be open to facilitate the movement of the siding guys, it required coordination to be sure it was shut, etc., for potty breaks.
It is hard, not to mention, counterproductive, to describe the psychic distress I experience (or, to be more affirmative, “have experienced in the past”) in such situations, even while doing better than usual this time through my continual reminders to myself about Easy World. Having circuits wide open enough to channel and to assist people with my intuitive abilities means that I am in need of extra measures to deal with things like this week’s siding project. So I won’t pass along any more of my misery by describing the effects, but I will share with you that I used an additional technique that helped as well. I kept asking myself “How would a relaxed person be handling this?” And then I simply acted like a relaxed person, and I became one, if only temporarily. It helped immensely! Still, I was definitely out of my element this week and am so relieved it’s over.
BUT, I must say, the head guy who did the siding job was really wonderful. His wife is a Reiki master and he was very understanding of my needs. We had a system worked out to make things as painless as possible, and when I finally said “Enough!” yesterday evening to the radio that had been blaring loudly all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (thankfully, to a classic rock station and not to mariachi music such as that which accompanied the roofing crew when we had our roof replaced year-before-last!), he very kindly didn’t even get it out of his truck today. He even asked me today why I never said anything before so he could have turned it down! Good question...
It was just he and his son and they both had really sweet, easy-going energy, so at least it didn’t feel like my house was being assaulted beyond just the basic tear off of the wood that couldn’t be on there anymore, and whatever the term is for putting the siding on. They were really a blessing. I am convinced I attracted them because of my commitment to Easy World, even if I didn’t stay there every minute! I couldn’t have asked for a kinder, more cooperative, easier crew to have here.
I found out today that unless things miraculously change, I am scheduled to be swimming in a month. I won’t get started on all the weird reasons why it’s taking so long (all on the company’s end of things—we’re all set), but I confess I’ve been scouring my consciousness to figure out why I have created the delay. All I can come up with is Divine Order, and my need to totally trust that. In case you’re listening, Universe (grin), I AM READY, READY, READY for my Endless Pool!
Some people were talking about the power of anonymous giving on The Secret Forum tonight, and I was reminded about a powerful experience I once had with that I think you might enjoy...
Back quite a few years ago--9 or 10 at least--I read in the newspaper that it was "Oprah's 'Be An Angel' Day." Because I was working with prosperity principles at the time, I decided that my angelic act was going to be putting a twenty-dollar bill in an envelope and anonymously putting it on someone's windshield with a note saying, "An angel blessing for you."
As I drove around the smallish town where I lived at the time, looking for just the right vehicle on which to place it, I tried not to base my decision on whether it looked like the car belonged to someone who needed the money--this wasn't about giving to someone in need--it was about bestowing a spiritual gift.
So, I chose a modest car in a downtown parking lot--not the fanciest, and not the most dilapidated. I just felt it "calling to me." The only thing that made it stand out was that it was a little bit rusty, and had an unusual stripe on it--obviously custom. My heart racing, I made sure no one was in sight, and I jumped out, pinned the envelope behind the windshield wiper, hustled back to my car, and sped away.
I had errands to do in town, so I did one and drove back by to see if they'd found it yet. The car with envelope was just as I had left it. I did another errand, and drove back by. Still there.
So I went to the post office, 7 or 8 blocks away from the parking lot where that car had been parked, and as I was leaving, thought about driving by it again, when the very clear thought came to me, "Angels do their work without seeking to know what the results are. They do it for the joy of doing it, and then let it go."
So, as I pushed the exit door to the post office open, I realized that what I needed to do was completely release it and let my sole reward be the joy inherent in the act alone.
At that very instant, the slightly rusted car with the unusual stripe drove by, the envelope no longer on the windshield! My heart leapt up and tears of joy sprung to my eyes! Clearly Spirit was rewarding me for letting go!
Of course, I never knew how the person responded to receiving the money, but just seeing the car drive by was all I needed to know that the gift in the whole experience was to me—not the other person!
Today was glorious! After the long, hard winter we’ve had, it was Spring at last! Okay—so the calendar doesn’t say Spring, but the sun on my face and the ground under my feet sure did!
With the snow finally mostly melted in the back yard (it’s on the north side of the house) enough for me to move past the huge frozen ridge of drifted snow that has been blocking me for months, I was able to go examine the ground for signs of life. And I sure found some! I took a bunch of photos, but I had a setting wrong and most--okay, all--of the pictures turned out blurry.
But here’s the magic in that. Look at this picture, with the very tiny tulip leaves just coming up--what I was intending to show you--all out of focus. But see the little sprig of lavender foliage in the very top left corner with the light on it (kind of blue-gray-green and soft looking)?
As I was setting up to take the shot by moving the flax out from on top of the tulips to uncover them, I kept thinking how I wished you could smell the beautiful lavender fragrance I was enjoying when you looked at the photo.
I was so mentally focused on it, while presumably focusing the camera on the tulip foliage, guess what came out to be in about the best focus in the photo?! Not the tulips, but the lavender! A little un-planned Law of Attraction lesson there!
Can you smell the lovely lavender? Ahhh…
In addition, I found myself feeling very energized and focused in other ways. Though I hadn't thought I'd do so, I worked on a writing project today that I am stoked about, talked to my buddy Andrena for the first time in a long time and really enjoyed that, Stepdaughter #3 came over and I made one of her--and my--favorite comfort food dinners (tarragon-roasted chicken thighs with garlic-y rice pilaf, green beans, and cherry tomatoes), and a bunch of new folks discovered Easy World. What a fabulous day!
The idea that I might need to change the name of my website has flitted in and out of my consciousness for awhile now, and I just always knew that I’d know when the time had come to make a change. And turns out, the time was now.
With the Easy World energy coming in, and the evolution of my teaching, Recreating Eden just wasn’t fitting anymore. It was just not a wide enough umbrella. Not to mention, some people have been a little squeamish about the Eden idea, church-wounded as they are—thinking I might be telling the same old depressing, punitive story about Eve and Adam they learned in Sunday School. Of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth as Recreating Eden actually heals that story, exonerates Eve, and provides a map back to Paradise. But never mind that--even if the name didn’t bring up people’s stuff, it just wasn’t working anymore for the website name.
So...the need arose to decide on a name. Given all the different things I have going, and all the things I have on the horizon, the one common denominator in all of it is...me! So my website is now www.juliarogershamrick.com. I didn’t want to make a radical change—at least not yet. I believe that’s coming down the pike, but it just seemed right to evolve things more gradually for now. Thus, the site looks basically the same, just with some graphical changes and some other updates. But for some reason, it feels huge. Maybe using my name is my way of claiming a little more of my power. It’s been awhile in coming.
Practically speaking, though, this all happened very quickly. Rick and I talked about it, I told Tony, our webmaster, that I wanted to talk to him and his wife and partner, Sherry, who designed the original look of the site, about a bit of revamping. I shared my idea for a new logo, and Sherry and I were on the same page with it right away. She suggested making Julia a lot larger than I had, and even though it felt a little funny to have my name that big, she convinced me it was the right thing design-wise and energy-wise. After just a couple of days, she had perfected the new logo for the top of the page, and Tony had implemented the changes. For me, it was definitely an Easy World experience!
It feels so different—and so right! I loved it the old way, but the new one is really an improvement in many ways. I updated the greeting letter on the home page, revised my bio, and did a bunch of other small things. There are still many things to do, like creating an online media kit, something I’ve needed to do for quite awhile. It is beginning to feel like I’m really going to soon need one, so it’s risen on the priority list. I’m in the process of changing the links wherever I have planted them—but happily, the old web address will still work just fine, so if you have the site bookmarked, the recreating-eden.com will still work.
I feel a fresh breeze blowing and www.juliarogershamrick.com is a tangible sign that it’s bringing even more exciting new energy my way…
Do go check out the new look and let me know what you think!