Julia: February 2008 Archives
Today was the last meeting of the Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life class. What a magical group! They were so bright and open and receptive and willing to grow and be vulnerable and contribute and put the teachings into action and all the things a spiritual teacher would put on her list of what an ideal class participant would be!
What an immense gift that group has been to me. Being in it has helped evolve me to a higher vibrational level and has helped me grow as a teacher as well. I believe I'm going have a reunion meeting of the class just as a followup in the next few weeks. And start a new class on this topic soon. One of the members, upon realizing it was the last meeting, practically screamed "OH NO!!!" which, of course, cracked everyone up. Lucky for her, she's in my other class that still has 3 more sessions to go!
It was a generally high-vibe day. After the class, I swam, and then ate last night's leftovers, which is my new favorite pasta dish: fettucini (brown rice pasta) with walnuts, tiny peas, parsley and goat cheese over Spring mix (with lots of virgin olive oil and garlic, naturally). It may sound weird to put pasta on top of lettuce, but this is great. The recipe I adapted it from called for arugula, but all I had on hand was Spring Mix, which included some arugula, and I really loved it. The sharpness of some of the lettuces made a nice counterpart to the roundness of the pasta, as did the goat cheese, also my adaptation. And I threw in the peas as a last minute inspiration--perfect!
The teleseminar was really, really fun. I had solicited advance questions this time, and answered them during the call. I got some great questions! And some challenging ones, at that. Apparently, I hit the mark at least mostly as I received feedback that I had. I need to listen to the recording of the call as I really went "out there" and don't remember much of what I brought through. I want to learn what *I* know! I do love that format. I was so relaxed this afternoon, when usually, I'm at least a bit stressed (good old ego) as I try to make sure I can't miss anything about the topic that needs to be shared. But tonight, instead of trying to focus on the one topic that I pulled out of thin air, there were lots of topics that I knew at least one person really wanted to know about, and I just focused on one at a time and said what came to me. I would like to do more and more of those.
As I type this, there's less than an hour and fifteen minutes left till February 27, 2008--my 54th birthday! I feel that my overall vibration is at an all-time high and that my life IS transformed! A great start to this year.
I continue to be thrilled with the results of drinking Holy Tea. It's fantastic to have something so very easy to do that impacts your health so greatly!
I've been asked how long to stay on the tea--my answer is "as long as you're exposed to toxins"! Because we live in an environment where we breathe in pollutants, partake of a food supply laced with pesticides, heavy metals, and plastic residue, and drink water that has heaven-knows-what in it, we're continually taxing our bodies and causing it, at the least, to be less efficient. When we drink the tea on an ongoing basis, it relieves our kidneys, liver, and colon of a huge load so that they can more effectively clean our blood as they are designed to, so that healing of all kinds is promoted.
In particular, for me, the most dramatic difference I've experienced is in my joints. Apparently, poor colon function causes toxins to be reabsorbed into the bloodstream and then to settle in your joints, causing inflammation. Since I've been drinking the tea, my mobility has improved immensely. My knees, which were seriously compromised because of arthritis and a exercise-induced injury, are now working almost normally. I was limping severely, and needing a cane to walk, which was causing lots of problems with the rest of my musculo-skeletal system. But now I am able to walk with a normal gait without a cane or other assistance, and I'm working up to greater stamina. Next, the stairs! Though I've done many other things in the quest to heal my knees, and I know they've also contributed, I did not experience dramatic improvement in my knee function until I'd been on the tea for a couple of weeks.
The range of benefits the tea offers is truly exciting. Here are some testimonials my sponsor, who has been involved with the tea for a few months longer than I have, has received about other amazing results of drinking the tea:
"I'm telling everyone about the Tea. I'm Losing lots of weight and looking better then I have in years, so that's the best advertising. The black I've had under my eyes that I've had all my life is going away. Also, my Hot Flashes are gone. I noticed that this moring at work. I realized I haven't had one since I started the Tea!" --Sharon
"I am really enjoying the tea. I have for the first time in my life been regular. I never thought I would be so happy to poop! I have not had any other symptoms, just an over all sense of well being...Thanks for letting us know about the tea! --Julie
"I am very delighted with the Tea results. I lost 6 lbs in 4 weeks; effortlessly:-)And, I feel better then ever!" --Sabine
"...My IBS symptoms came back (while I was off the Tea) so I am glad to be drinking it, again." --C
"I had my daughter sign up wholesale for the Tea. (She is on auto ship so she gets it monthly) She had a stroke in 1989 and since then has had a paralyzed colon. She has a terrible time evacuating and had to resort to laxatives or enema's every 3 or 4 days. Since she started on the tea she is regular and feels so much better. It has been a real blessing for her." --Jean
"I have suffered from IBS for years. (Irritable Bowel Syndrome.) I never took meds for it because they always caused me other problems. At the time I started drinking the tea, I was having a particularly bad episode that had been going on for a week. The tea settled my stomache IMMEDIATELY and untied the knots!! Within a few days my BOWEL MOVEMENTS were "normal", something I had not experienced in years. I was so relieved! (literally, haha)
Here are some links to other blog entries where I've talked about the tea and shared about some of the additional benefits I and others are experiencing:
Wow. I feel like I've ingested some kind of rocket fuel! I have been feeling on the cusp of major expansion and today, I entered into a new phase of it.
You may remember in an entry from the recent past that I decided it was time for me to accept greater abundance, and I asked for Easy World ways to make money. That's when the Holy Tea Club thing started taking off in a big way. It's also when I decided I needed to offer some classes. Suddenly, my attunement calendar started filling up as well, and the energy in the classes and the feedback I'm getting is like leavening! I've had several raves about my attunements, and comments that I am underpricing for the immense value of what I offer. Add to that the money that is coming in, and it is fueling my confidence that, indeed, what I have to offer is a lot more valuable than I have been willing to take a stand for till lately. It feels wonderful. I'm ready to value myself and what I do!
I decided some weeks ago that I might need a virtual assistant to help me with some things so that I could focus my energy on doing what only I can do and what I love the most. So I went to Google and put "virtual assistant spiritual" in the search window. What came up in the top couple of results was the website for Donna Marie Castaner (http://.lightforceva.com), who promotes herself as a "holistic virtual assistant." As I read through her website, I felt a door open within and a fresh breeze blow through as I experienced a preview of the relief having help in getting everything done that I currently do by myself would be. We exchanged emails--interestingly, she was already familiar with my work, is an Easy World fan, and was on my mailing list--promising signs--and we decided on today as a day to have an exploratory chat as Mercury, which has been retrograde for several weeks, was to go direct again yesterday (the 19th).
As time for the call approached, though, I was a little stymied about what it was that needed to happen. I wasn't at all confident that I could pay her fees at this point unless we generated some new streams of income, and I even wondered if our talking would be a waste of both our time since not only was I not yet sufficiently funded to pay her, but that I wasn't sure exactly what tasks I was ready to trust someone else with. Because she mentions setting up tours and helping Lightworkers expand their platform and visibility, I thought that perhaps she might be able to create a way to pay her way by finding me some gigs that would be lucrative, but I still just didn't feel like that was going to be a happening thing. Even though I felt a bit like cancelling, I was clearly guided not to. When we connected today, I told her right away that I was really unclear about everything, and she was very reassuring. We agreed to just let Spirit lead (ALWAYS a wise plan!), and so that's what we did.
It was a very fast hour. Donna Marie is obviously very intuitive and a creative, possibility thinker. As we talked, I could feel my energy rising. Actually, I could feel an evolutionary synergy at work and I knew that there was a divine reason we had connected. Although we agreed that what I really need right now is more along the lines of a PR agent, and that probably it's not time for me to hire her, she was very happy to spend the hour with me brainstorming. This lead to some superb ideas, one of which I am very excited to implement. You'll be hearing more about that later. I suggested that she bill herself as a "visionary partner" and charge consultation fees to do what she did with me today because she's really great at it! I have requested a "get acquainted" consultation with a spiritually oriented PR person Donna Marie referred me to, and I'm excited over all the new possibilities opening up! So glad I listened to Spirit and didn't cancel that appointment today! Once again, Spirit knows best. As always!
Oh--Webmaster Tony got the guestbook I've been wanting for the Easy World site finished and ready to go live today. I'd love it if you'd take a minute and just go sign in and say hi and make a comment about Easy World. It could be a quick EW anecdote, or simply "I love Easy World"!
In my work, I have now come to peace with simply saying that I channel "Divine Mind." As I have blogged about before, I have been firmly guided away from naming a particular entity that I channel. And only through my ego's insistence was I even able to wrangle the label of channeling "Divine Mind" because I needed some way to describe where what I teach comes from, inveterate human that I am!
As I was writing Recreating Eden, I did stay in continual dialog with an energy entity that I powerfully perceived as being the intelligence of Jesus--or maybe, more accurately, the Christ energy--but was given specific instructions not to advertise it as such. That was hard for me as it was so exciting to be touching into such crackling high frequency and to be getting the level of insights I was that were clearly not something coming from my ordinary level of consciousness. I had many hints that Jesus was feeding them to me, as well. My ego was so excited over this and, as egos do, wanted to quantify, qualify, and give it a name. But I was steered away from that.
The reasoning I was given for not attributing the wisdom to a particular entity is that if I am teaching Oneness--that there is only ONE and that our individuality is an illusion that the ONE created--am I not just confusing the matter if I put an individual label on where the wisdom comes from, other than from mySelf, who is inseparable from the ONE which includes Jesus, and everybody else? My instruction was to claim my own divinity and my own access to Divine Wisdom as a way to invite others to claim their own instead of continually ascribing wisdom to some "superior entity."
I have to say, this prohibition has, at times, really frustrated me. Seeing everyone going ga-ga over those who are channeling and naming the entities they channel, while I am just a relatively unknown human being bringing forth higher-level wisdom without having some ascended master's name to put out front in lights as a hook, has felt a little limiting to my ambitious ego. And yet I do trust that my guidance is correct in this--for me, at least.
I have great respect for Esther Hicks who channels Abraham. And my ego is envious because she can be her human self--just the messenger--and ascribe the wisdom to Abraham. And this is just my perception, but I believe she is tapping Divine Mind in the same basic way that I am and just perceiving it as being a group-consciousness named "Abraham" because she has an easier time getting herself out of the way that way. She became a channel many years ago, back in the days when channeling an entity was the way she was able to give herself permission to open up to this higher level of Self.
What I have been told (from within) is that the days of naming entities are now over and that it's time for us to claim our own ability to directly tap Divine Mind. Kind of like for a Catholic to realize they can talk directly to God without an intercessor, however lovely Mother Mary is. It's just a shift in perception. (I think I regularly tap into the Mother Mary/Divine Mother Love energy, too, by the way, and it is often just what someone needs when I'm doing an attunement for them!)
I fantasize that if I had been able to say, "I channel Jesus," or even "I channel Mickey Mouse," I might have had an easier, faster time promoting the message I feel it is my mission to offer. After all, I'm a human being and the overall low self-esteem of other human beings sometimes preclude them from thinking a fellow human can possibly have a line on Higher Wisdom to the same degree that some unembodied entity in another reality can. Without someone famous to give credit to, and, at first, no one knowing me from Adam, I have often felt at a disadvantage even as I knew that what I was bringing through was every bit as powerful as those who are naming entities and attracting masses of people!
OH! Speaking of Adam, maybe I should have claimed to be channeling Adam in the writing of Recreating Eden! (That was a joke.)
Envy or no (and what part of me is it that is envious?!), I do see that it is in alignment for me not to claim to channel an individual entity or entities because it wouldn't resonate as being in alignment for me. I do perceive that there is only ONE mind and we all have equal access. Jesus' aspect of Divine Mind, for example, is available to everybody who seeks it without going through someone else if they raise their vibration high enough. We are all the messengers when we stop playing small and looking to someone else to communicate with God for us! That said, I'm happy to keep sharing what I get in case it supplies a piece that you aren't yet getting on your own! (wink)
I have been meaning to write out this, one of my most favorite Easy World experiences, for many months, and finally did that today. Enjoy!
One of my most dramatic Easy World stories occurred early this past September as my husband, Rick, and I, plus our two dachshunds, were headed up to Lake Michigan from our home in Denver, Colorado. We were more than ready for a totally relaxing, 2-week stay at my sister's wonderful old Victorian-era cottage that sits only a few steps from the shore of the lake. We were driving our Honda Odyssey van, which we'd had thoroughly checked over by our neighborhood mechanic the week before we embarked on the journey, and we set out with high spirits, expecting only ease and joy on our way.
Which is what we experienced--until we came within 45 minutes of the hotel we had booked for our first night's stop in Atlantic, Iowa, at an economical, dog-friendly hotel. We met up with a huge storm, and while we were able to make it to the hotel without incident even in the pouring rain, the skies fully opened up as soon as we arrived. Fortunately, we had been listening to intuition, and had stopped at a gas station just before the storm had gotten really bad and had walked the dogs and filled up the van. So when we got to the hotel in the midst of the deluge, the real problem was unpacking the stuff from the car that we needed. Rick valiantly handled that while I got the dogs settled in the hotel room and though he was soaked, he was not unhappy. Though the storm had effectively stymied our plans to go into town to get dinner, fortunately, the hotel had frozen pizzas for sale, and facilities for baking them. We were amazed at how delicious that cheap pizza was because it seemed heaven-sent! And the rain went on and on, the storm seemingly stalled over Atlantic.
The room had high-speed wireless Internet service, and we had brought both our laptops, but we were so tired from the long day's drive, we didn't really need them. I did, however, check some weather sites only to find that, indeed, the storm had stalled over Atlantic, Iowa, dumping an amazing amount of rain in a very short time (not that I needed someone else to tell me that!), and that the highway we'd come in on was partially flooded! Good thing we had arrived when we had! We had joked about a place in Iowa being named after an ocean--we now had a clue as to why! I decided to look into the forecast for the next day, and was none-too-pleased to see that the storm we had ridden into Atlantic on was taking exactly our route eastward, and was even predicted to turn north and move up the eastern shore of Lake Michigan exactly as we would be doing! Unbelievable! We would be catching up with the storm and would most likely be driving in it all day the next day. I caught myself starting to freak out. Driving in the rain is one of the biggest fear-triggers for me, and it just did not fit in with the Easy World scenario I had planned.
We were determined to reach the cottage the next day, and I was equally determined not to spend time in the rain! So I tapped into my power and said, "Look. That will simply not work. I will NOT drive through the rain and lightning all day. I choose to live in Easy World where everything is easy!" And I felt a peace about it and fell asleep quite sure that it would be handled.
When we awoke the next morning, it was a beautiful, sunny day, the only hints of the storm being some puddles in the hotel parking lot and steam rising off the highway. I gathered our stuff and walked the dogs while Rick packed the car, and we were right on time leaving according to the schedule we had set. We had some coffee and mini-muffins in our room and planned to stop down the road for a more substantial breakfast as we were only about 90 minutes from the charming little town of Newton, Iowa, where we had stayed in the past, and had enjoyed breakfast at Hardees, a North Carolina-based fast food franchise. Being an NC girl with no access to Hardees in Denver, I was excited at the prospect of having a Hardees breakfast biscuit. So Rick went to take the last of the stuff to the van and I was ready to join him, after making a last check of the room.
But our departure was to be delayed--the van wouldn't start. Fortunately, we hadn't yet checked out and there were hours to go before checkout time, so we went back to our hotel room and called AAA. They sent someone out immediately and our wait was only about 20 comfortable minutes, relaxing on the bed, watching television. We never let this incident concern us--clearly, we were being watched over, such were the conditions of the situation. I mean--if you're going to have car trouble on the road, best to have a comfy place to wait it out!
Assuming that the water from the night before had caused the battery to fail, the guy that AAA sent simply gave us a jump, and we assumed that the drive would charge it back up. So we set off toward Newton. When we were just about to the exit, I told Rick I didn't really feel the need to stop since we'd already lost time and even if we had left as planned it was going to be a very long day's drive, but he wanted me to have my treat, so he decided we should stop anyway. Besides--we had loved Newton--and were sad that the Radisson we had stayed at with the dogs before was now defunct since Maytag was no longer headquartered there. It would be nice just to be there.
As we drove the few miles off the interstate into the heart of the little town, we were disappointed to realize that what used to be Hardees was now another fast food place, and decided not to get food but just to stop and stretch and give the dogs a chance to relieve themselves. We spotted the perfect shady place behind some commercial buildings where there was a swath of green, ideal for a dog walk. We pulled around to the back of one of the buildings, walked the dogs, and got back in the van. Rick turned the key and...nothing. We were so very glad we had our AAA membership!
So we called again and they said someone would be on the way. They asked for our location, and so I walked around to the front of the building so we could tell them, and my funnybone was immediately tickled: we had unwittingly parked behind an auto-parts store! While we waited for help, I suggested to Rick that he might want to go in the store and scope out a new battery in case that is what we needed. So he set off to do that while I read a magazine. He came back with a new battery and tales of a Mayberry-like encounter with the guys who worked in the store. Clearly, we were in Easy World. Where better to have parked?!
When AAA finally arrived (this time, we had to wait almost an hour), Rick, who is a computer genius, but not at all proficient in anything relating to cars, offered him $15 (all the cash he had in his pocket) to install the new battery, which he did. We figured this would save quite a bit of time since Rick had found out that the only full-service garage would be short-staffed around lunchtime and that we might have quite a wait if we went that route. But we were soon back on the road, feeling very grateful. Not once during these delays did we allow ourselves to leave Easy World.
The rest of the day's trip went without a hitch. Our new battery worked perfectly, and we made amazing time. Truly amazing time! In fact, when I had first called my dad to tell him where were were in eastern Iowa and it was already afternoon with so far to go, he had beseeched us to spend another night on the road, thinking it would be really, really late when we got in and that we would be catching up with the storm at any minute. But we never did catch up with the storm. When we'd stop to eat or get gas or walk the dogs, we'd notice puddles, and occasionally, we'd have to run the wipers to clear the light sprinkles from the tail end of the storm we seemed to be continuously right behind. It was a bit cloudy most of the way, but that worked to our advantage as it kept the van cooler and more comfortable. We had fun listening to the CDs of Garrison Keillor that Rick had checked out from the library, and, in general, just experienced harmony and joy. And even though we hit Chicago during Friday afternoon rush hour, we had an amazingly easy time making our way through it, and were on the other side almost before we knew it. The trip between Chicago and the cottage just flew by, and when we called Dad to say we were just a couple of hours from being there, he could not believe it.
We had succeeded in staying in Easy World--in just allowing things to unfold, not letting ourselves get caught up the the notion that things were going "wrong," and because we had, everything had lined up for us to have an easy, fun, safe trip, without encountering the violent weather. If we had not been delayed leaving our hotel, and again, in Newton, we would certainly have been driving in the storm all day, and indeed, when we reached the cottage, the storm had just passed. My insistence on not being in the storm and our invocation of Easy World and our continual appreciaton of it had saved the day. We miraculously ended up at the cottage at the time we had originally planned to be there and it was almost eerie--like we had somehow slipped in and out of time.
Choosing Easy World is truly the only way to travel! It's simply the only way to go, period!
© 2008 Julia Rogers Hamrick
At last! A video to introduce Easy World. That's what we did with a chunk of our weekend and I'm really glad we got something acceptable.
We had tried a couple of times before and just not captured all that I wanted to say. I'm really not great with scripts--Rick says I couldn't even make news anchor in a 3rd-tier market because of how stiff I sound. So I just jotted a few notes and went from there. I picked this version out of a whole bunch more because I got most of it said, remembered to look in the camera, and I could feel the energy shift after I said the EW "magic words,"
See if you can!
Tonight was the first session of A New Paradigm Course in Becoming Your Self. It was wonderful! The people in the class are all such bright, shiny lights, and even though there are 6 of us in total instead of the 13 I had first imagined, it is very clear that it's all just as it is meant to be. It's a great size for intimate sharing and for everyone having a chance to contribute. I was thrilled that all 5 were so ready, willing, and able to MOVE and to embrace their God-Beingness.
Interestingly, I had a crisis-of-confidence meltdown this afternoon. My ego-mind was intent on making me think I was in grave danger of failure for having promised so much (I, personally, did not promise it--when I came up with the course and the bullet points, I was taking dictation from Spirit) and brought to mind every time in my 3 decades of teaching that I ever did anything that was not as well received as I had wanted it to be. Sheesh! But a great chance to retrieve the energy from the projection and absorb it back into the Light.
So I worked with that a bit and then employed the Step-By-Step Frequency Raising System. I had myself a good ol' #3 and used some other frequency-raising tools (aromatherapy, breathwork, music) and by the time the class started at 7:00 p.m., I was in a fabulous space of trusting and allowing. I finally remembered to invoke Easy World and guess what! It was SO EASY! Once I remembered that I was simply facilitating the process of these folks being more of who they already really are, and recognized that all I needed to do was get out of the way and allow my Spirit to lead me (DUH!), I relaxed into it and everything flowed beautifully.
I have never claimed to be a teacher because I personally always have it all together! I just know how to get it all back together when it gets away from me!
I'm really happy to have five more sessions of this course with this great group, and 3 sessions of the Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life telecourse (which starts Tuesday), with what I'm sure will be another great group, ahead of me. I just LOVE facilitating them and being with people who are so spiritually focused and ready to grow!
Today is Rick's birthday, and I'm feeling overwhelming appreciation that he decided to show up on the planet when he did! Interestingly (or, at least, it's interesting to me!), he was born 23 days and five minutes sooner than I was, in a town about 60 minutes from where I was. He was born in Chapel Hill, NC, on the UNC campus and I was born in Lexington, NC.
That wouldn't be all that interesting except that when I met Rick, I was in North Carolina and he was in Colorado. We were both 43 at that time.We met online and for the first couple of weeks of our online friendship, I had no idea that he had NC roots--that his parents descended from generations of North Carolinians. I, on the other hand, am the daughter of NC newbies--my family has only been there for 60 years or so.
I always imagine that we were buddies in another realm and decided it would be fun to incarnate on Earth. I see the conversation as going something like this:
I say, "Look--it promises to be a grand adventure and all, but I'm not all that sure about it--could you please go first and check things out to be sure it's okay?"
And then Rick says, "I'd do anything for you, baby!" and leaps into the abyss, finding himself in a cradle in North Carolina (definitely God's country). He sends a message, "It's OOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKK...come on down!" And so I wait till the timing is perfect, and I leap, too, finding myself blown off course a little so that I end up in a body in a cradle in a town not too far away, but just far enough that we don't find each other for quite some time.
Okay. A fantasy. But it does feel we were destined, even if it took more than 4 decades and a lot of mileage to find each other again.
I actually started writing this because I wanted to pay tribute to Rick's wonderfulness. He's not only my lover and best friend, he's like the big brother I always dreamed of having--you know, the one that takes care of you and protects you and gives you really good advice and helps you remember who you are, putting you in your place when needed!.
Here is a list of just some of the things I love about Rick besides that he is devoted to me and is always doing things to make my life richer, more fun, and easier. He's:
- mine! (okay--so no one belongs to another, but you know what I mean!)
Happy Birthday, my love!
Nothing too profound tonight...just little bits of news...
We made a new batch of videos today--this time, about Easy World. Rick will be editing them and getting them up in the next couple of days. Loving them! I've been wanting a video for the ILiveInEasyWorld.com home page for quite awhile. I think we've got one--or several to choose from--that will work just fine. I put one of the other videos (Solving problems by raising your vibrational frequency) on the PI Forum, and it has been very, very well received. I checked the stats on it at YouTube, and it has had 114 views so far. If you feel like it, please go see it at YouTube and rate it!
The courses I'm offering this month are filling, but more slowly than I had expected based on what I'm charging. I've been wondering if I've seriously underpriced them! Maybe people think they aren't going to be worth their time since they're offered at such a low price. Someone in the teleseminar the other night piped up and said, "These are an amazing value--I encourage you to take a look!" I really appreciated her saying that because it's so true. I think if people realized what's being offered, they'd jump on them! And so I'm intending that they will!
I've been putting together a promotional email for the courses to send out Tuesday, and I'm offering anyone who takes either class the chance to have a one-hour personal attunement at 20% off in Feb. or March. We have enough in each class to go ahead with them, but I'd love to have more people for a fuller dynamic. I guess I'll just stay in Easy World with it and know that we'll have exactly the right configuration!
Tomorrow's going to be like another Saturday as Rick's taking Monday off (yay!) because it's his birthday, so I'll probably be relaxing too. Mine's not till Feb. 27th, so he'll officially be older for just around 3 weeks. We'll be 54 this year! Unbelievable. We're planning to have a little private Super Bowl party--not because we care that much who wins, but because it's a great excuse to have a Margarita and eat chips, guacamole and Mexican 5-layer dip! Gooooooooo Broncos! I mean...um...who did you say is playing?
Found out today that my first month's commissions from the Holy Tea Club add up to close to $350! Not bad for doing hardly anything...