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Go ahead and fly!

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What a wonderful Easy World day I had today! After a somewhat shaky start (sorry, sister Ann!), I clicked right in and was totally in the flow with the writing and had a wonderful time finishing a chapter that I hadn't really been looking forward to finishing. I received inspiration for just the right personal Easy World stories to add in, and writing those is always fun because it connects me with the magical energy of Easy World.

Sweet Julie, my inner child, was especially pleased today because she was craving a cafe mocha after going cold turkey from coffee for the last 3 weeks, and Rick picked her up one when he went to the bank, which happens to be next to a Starbucks. It was delicious. Now, maybe I can go another 3 weeks without one! I've actually been fine without coffee because I've been drinking Dandy Blend, which is roasted dandelion root, chicory and barley. I know you're probably going to think I'm lying when I tell you it tastes close enough to coffee that if you didn't tell someone it wasn't, they'd totally believe it was! Instant coffee, but coffee nonetheless. Another thing that Rick did that I was really pleased about was that he did some spot cleaning of the filthy carpet. I am loving having him around, and not just for his many great services!

Anyway, I had a fabulous, refreshing, enlivening swim, thanks in part to my new SwiMP3 player that I bought with a little bit of my advance money. (I decided it was a fitting expenditure since swimming helps me to be in Easy World and music helps me swim more vigorously!) After my swim, while I was showering, I was way up there vibrationally, and feeling a tremendous amout of joy and appreciation for the moment. I was happy with the day, and happy that we'd be having dinner courtesy of our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. As I was revelling in the moment, appreciating the day and thinking how great it was that Stepdaughter #3, who has been away at college and has been seldom seen lately, would be coming for dinner tomorrow night. Suddenly, I felt my vibration drop as the thought intruded, "You're a fool to let yourself feel this good--something could happen to mess things up and if you're flying this high, it will really hurt to land!" It was really a split-second, non-articulated thought until I slowed down and deciphered it.

Imagine--the fearful ego removing you from Easy World and the joy that's found therein by telling you that being there is risky--that you won't always be there, so better to get out before you're forced out. That's preposterous! I wonder how pervasive this problem is? I wonder how many times that's happened without me noticing it? I know that it is a so-called protective habit that some of us form--to not allow ourselves to really soar so that the "inevitable" fall from higher frequency will not be so jarring. The "Difficult World  Dictator" (the term I'm using to describe this part of you that's invested in you staying in Difficult World) has what seems like an infinite number of strategies to pull you out of Easy World, but this is one of the sickest! Go ahead and fly as high as you can! The more you do, the more faint the DWD's voice will become. The way you say no to the DWD is by choosing Easy World as many times as it takes.

Have you ever exited joy--or decided not to even go there--due to your fearful self trying to "protect" you?

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Our Easy World test

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I guess it only stands to reason that when you commit to writing a book about Easy World, you will be tested to see if you can stay in Easy World yourself! This last month has brought several major challenges to my residency in EW, culminating with what one might consider to be the biggest one (at least I sure hope it is!), which I'll tell you about in a moment. But so far, so good. Not that I haven't dipped into Difficult World, but it hasn't been for long and it hasn't been as painful, despite the stuff that would have, in the past, catapulted me into the pits. As I recently wrote in the book, the more time you spend in Easy World, the less deeply embroiled in Difficult World you are when you slip back into it; the less you are fooled into believing that Difficult World is real; and the easier it is to get back to Easy World.

So here's the one that would have knocked me for a loop if I didn't know about Easy World and if I hadn't been devotedly choosing Easy World particularly religiously while writing this book: After celebrating 20 years with the same company the first of last week, Rick was given his walking papers from that company last Thursday in a layoff of a number of IT folks. Some new executive blood came into the company over the last nine months or so, and they are cutting folks loose right and left to bring in their own people. It saddens me a bit that they have no clue the measures to which Rick has gone to bring what was a struggling department when he took it over eight years ago to the smooth running operation it was on the day he left. It was also hard for me to witness how this hurt Rick. (He has been amazing, though.)

But the fact is, as shocking as it was, and as uncertain as the future looks to our limited left brains, this departure is a blessing. I'd even go so far as to say it is a major gift from God.

The day after he was given his walking papers, I raised my vibration really high by swimming, etc., and I rose up to that magical place where problems are no longer problems but blessings. I was able to see with great clarity that this is truly a gift, not a tragedy. First off, the situation he was in was toxic and he just simply wasn't a vibrational match for it anymore. Being there was extremely stressful, and having a break from that can only be beneficial for his health and total well-being.

The bonanza for me, personally, is that with him not having to go to the office everyday, it frees him up to help me and to get lots of other stuff done. He's not only helping me get this book finished and polished up by being my cheerleader, consultant, and copy-editor, he's been taking over some of my household duties like doing the dishes after dinner and such so I am more free to work when I feel Spirit calling me to the keyboard. Plus, I love having him here. I just seem to focus better when he's in the house. I had prayed for help in getting the book done. Seems my prayers were heard!

Thankfully, after 20 years with the company, he has a substantial severance package which gives us quite a few months' worth of income, etc. This means that there is no immediate pressure for him to jump into a new job. He's not going to dilly-dally, but he's going to wait till it feels right. He needs--and has earned--some time to rest. regroup, and get psyched up for it. Never mind that the Difficult World mindset says that with the economy in the dumps, a 54-year-old computer guy might have a hard time finding a job and that there's no time to waste. We are going about this from an Easy World stance, knowing that the right job situation will present itself when the time is right, and the way we coordinate with that is to only act when inspired and energized to. It surely does not yet seem like time for him to start looking. I'm sure we'll know--he'll know--when it is.

Meantime, I'm amazed at how calm and optimistic I feel about it all. I've had a couple of fearful-ego-based outbursts, but I've been able to stay in observer mode with it. Basically, I've really been in Easy World with this, trusting in the process and even being grateful for it, despite my pitiful inner child's fears about her future.

It's really cool, too, that writing this book necessarily keeps me focused into EW. What with my January 2nd deadline, I simply cannot take time off to wallow in Difficult World! I wonder if this was all planned at the Spirit level so that I would be extra prone to being in the flow with all this. Spirit is so efficient, you know! I do feel very spiritually enfolded these days. Reading back over what I had written in the chapter I was working on just prior to learning of Rick's dismissal was eerily like reading a pep-talk from my Spirit to me about this very situation. Just like it was all in Divine Order...(wink) What a great story this is for the book!

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I switched mobile phone service to Credo Mobile (formerly Working Assets) recently because they contribute part of the profits from every call to progressive, humanitarian and green causes. I received my much-needed new phone day-before-yesterday and put it on the charger to charge up for 24 hours. Yesterday, I called to have my old number switched over, etc.

Once that was done, it dawned on me that I knew nothing at all about this new phone and my heart sank to think of learning about it. I just don't like slowing down to deal with technical details, especially when it means studying a manual. It took me years to figure out my old phone, and it was really, really simple. The new phone has about 5 times more features and because it's another brand, it is all different. I will admit that I claimed defeat before even trying!

The instruction book that came with the new phone seemed a little overwhelming, as they all seem to for me (I think I'm an auditory learner or multi-sensory learner and don't learn my best by reading). As I contemplated going to find it and tackle figuring out at least the basics, I thought about looking online for instructions because I thought they might be laid out in an easier format.

Before doing a search for that, I decided I'd better invoke Easy World. So I said, "I live in Easy World where everything is easy--even figuring out new phones." At that very instant, the chime that sounds when I have new email sounded, and when I looked up at my computer screen, there was an email from Credo Mobile with the subject line "Getting Started With Your New Phone" and, lo and behold, the email contained a phone diagram, and very well laid out, easy to grasp instructions on the basics of my new phone!

I LOVE EASY WORLD!!!

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True security

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I'm having a wonderful time writing this book! I'm so, so excited to be able to turn people on in a major way to Easy World. Wow. What a privilege!

As I was searching my desktop (I just LOVE Google Desktop!) for something else just now, I came upon this that I had saved, and thought it might be useful to put on the blog. It is from a reply I once gave to someone on The Secret Forum (now defunct).


Consider this: your fearful self--your ego--thinks there is security in a steady job, paycheck, etc. But those things are temporal. There is no security in them. Especially if they are not in alignment with the highest possibilities for your life. The part of you that is aware of that will not likely allow you to successfully continue avoiding expansion!

The REAL security is in having complete and utter faith in the Universe (You-niverse) to provide for you and to be continuously advocating for you. There's no job steady enough or no paycheck regular enough to provide true security. Those are just pacifiers for your ego and can so easily go away. But when you build your faith in the Universe's absolute devotion to serving your highest interests, now THAT is true security.

 

I wrote that before I was blessed with the concept of Easy World, but the nature of Easy World is that it is absolutely devoted to serving your highest interests and providing total well-being. Once you understand Easy World, you just don't have to worry about security ever again. Everything you need is there and is yours when you simply show up in Easy World to claim it.

Can you imagine how your life will change--how much less stressful it will be, with all the benefits a lack of stress confers--once you fully, completely understand that you never ever need to worry again because everything you could ever need is already yours in Easy World? And that worry is just a trap the fearful ego sets to hook you into Difficult World so it can be fed with the energy that sustains it?

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It's a magical time

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Whether it's simply that my particular point of attraction is currently causing me to see a disproportionate amount of signs of unity and hope, or whether everyone who is willing to see it is seeing it too, it sure feels like change is in the air. Could it be that we've traveled far enough into the photon belt that the energy that stimulates the reptilian brain has diminished sufficiently to raise us all up a little closer to the vibrational level of Oneness? As Rick put it this morning, "It's a magical time." This was his comment on today's election.

I'm feeling it, too--now. I had slipped for a bit. But Rick's heartfelt comment pulled me right back into my optimism and reminded me of the truth. I'm creating this. I'm creating my experience. And I can create it in Easy World, where magic is the norm, or I can create it in Difficult World, where sh*t happens and disappointment is the status quo.

I confess that my fearful ego's continual picking at me and reminding me how crushed I was 4 years ago the morning after the election had me in its grip when I woke up this morning. I was afraid to get my hopes up--afraid to believe the nation would choose something healthier. Fortunately, I know how the Difficult World Dictator works. I've got "his" number. One of his favorite techniques is to remind you of past disappointments in order to drag you down to that same vibrational level so that you create from that place and your disappointing experience repeats itself--a double bonanza for the DWD. The fearful ego really loves for us to be in Difficult World as it is the only place he exists and will use every means it can to keep us there. Once you realize that, you have a choice. My choice?

I choose to live in Easy World where everything is easy. I choose to live in Easy World where magic happens. I choose to live in Easy World where Love and harmony reign!

My hopes are flying high. Dreams come true in Easy World. So that's where you'll find me! Meet me there, okay?

Oh, yeah--if you're in the USA, please exercise your power and go VOTE!

Are you feeling the magic, too?

 

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One Love

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I am taking this quick break from working on the book because I just have to share something that moved me profoundly. It started when Rick emailed me a link to this YouTube video (yes--we are in the same house and we also email just like we were still in different states!).

I had just been writing about how music bypasses the fearful ego--"he" who separates--and moves you into Easy World, the realm of Oneness when the link to this video came to me.

This is cry-for-joy material--at least, it was for me:


I then found this video of Bill Moyers interviewing Mark Johnson, the big dreamer and manifestor who came up with Playing For Change: Peace Through Music--SO inspiring:


Here is a link to the Playing For Change site:http://www.playingforchange.org/

I'm feeling so much optimism these days...Oneness: It's unstoppable!

Please comment if this moved you--I'd love to hear from you about it!


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