Easy World: July 2010 Archives

J at Red Rocks sm.jpgMe, at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater last month--it's a long walk from the parking lot and I had no trouble at all!

Besides losing weight, my body is so much healthier overall. I am off all medication for rheumatoid arthritis except ibuprofen when needed, and I have needed that less and less till I have lately been noticing that I have gone whole days without even thinking of taking it. If you know anything about RA, you know this is remarkable!

My walking is so much better that I was able to walk around most of the floor at INATS a few weekends ago--I went 2 days in a row--and it's in a huge exhibition hall at the Denver Merchandise Mart and I'd had to walk quite a ways from my parking space even to get in the door. Did I feel it in my knees afterward? Yes--some, and I honored that and hastened to put my feet up when I got home while my lovely husband made a run to get Middle Eastern food (vegetarian, of course) for me so I didn't have to stand up to prepare something. But it didn't sideline me and I recovered very rapidly. I'm able to work out vigorously in my little swimming pool, and swim normally without having to do what I was doing before which is modifying my strokes to allow for joint pain.

I will not claim that there are no challenges. My longtime addiction to coffee/caffeine has proven to persist, and while I go weeks without it, there have been times when the demands of the upcoming book launch have seduced me into consuming the stuff. That has been the case lately, much to my dismay. While caffeine serves one purpose--to jump start me when I'm wanting to answer the alarm of the Difficult World Dictator who is telling me there's too much to do not to be snapping into action the minute I wake up--it does not serve my health, especially with adrenals that are stressed out.

Addictions are definitely the continual summonses of the Difficult World Dictator.

So the caffeine issue is something to address. Instead of resistance, dynamic surrender to my Spirit--the aspect of me that is always in Easy World--is the path through that--and any other difficulty. I still have a ways to go before I will have finished releasing the excess weight, but I'm enjoying my current plateau as it's allowing me to have clothes to wear that fit! (I bought clothes to get me through the summer because everything I had was several sizes too large.) I know that when it's time to take off more lbs., it will happen easily and naturally the way it has to this point.

So, to sum up my success formula for getting healthy and shedding the excess weight, with all the wonders that come along with that, I believe you need to surrender the process to your Spirit, release resistance, allow yourself to come into alignment with your divine blueprint, and trust your internal wisdom to take over and inspire you to want the things that are healthy for you and to simply find those that are not to be unappealing or, at least, no big deal. An important facet of this is to tell yourself you can have anything you want so there's no resistance within you--nothing to push against.

What are typical diets about? Resistance. They're about employing will power to resist eating things you'd enjoy and about eating what others tell you to eat instead of honoring your own body's wisdom. Resistance always puts you in Difficult World. The experience of Easy World is sustained by allowing.

When so many were preaching to me to just cut my calories or whatever their diet prescription du jour was, I knew that will power wasn't going to work for me. I knew it would take the kind of magical shift that has, indeed, occurred, once I surrendered to my Self. I knew it would take the kind of realignment only my Spirit could perform. And I was right.

The End (for now!)

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Who is the Difficult World Dictator and
How Can I Possibly Love Him?

Ah, Easy World. Realm of joy, prosperity and fulfillment. If being there is a choice (it is), why wouldn't we be there all the time? Learn about the Difficult World Dictator (DWD) and his masterful program for keeping you in Difficult World, the difficult, and often painful, realm he rules. Find out the very simple thing you must do in order to escape his clutches as well as practical ways to deal with him so that you can spend more and more time in Easy World!

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One important aspect of this is that when I said to my Spirit I'd give up anything to heal, I knew I had to be willing to give up anything that was taking precedence over my alignment with my Spirit, and that included my relationship with Rick. If he decided he wasn't willing to support my new way of eating, there would be little hope for us.

The only way to be totally healthy is to put your relationship with your true Self before your relationship with any other human,
any lifestyle or any addiction.

I remember a call with Rick while I was in Spain (thank heavens for Skype--we talked every day--sometimes multiple times--for free) when he asked "What is this all going to look like when you get home? How are we going to eat?" I told him I wasn't sure--but that I was pretty sure our relationship would depend on him going along with whatever I needed to do to heal.

Sure enough, the man got with the program, and though has not restricted himself to my plan, has done all the grocery shopping for the organically grown foods I've required and has happily eaten the vegetarian meals I've prepared.

Though I long for him to decide to do whatever it takes to get healthier and trimmer--he has been moving in that direction--he has to reach his own "come to Jesus" point and find his own way to come into alignment with himSelf. I am truly grateful he has not been working to sabotage me and has actually been supportive and proud of me! It has allowed our relationship to grow.

I must mention that before I surrendered completely to this process, I was guided to The Gabriel Method. When I stumbled upon it online, I immediately burst into tears, a sure sign that there was something important there for me. Jon Gabriel's story of his own process was totally inspiring and his theories about the body's "fat programs" rang so very true. So I ordered the program, downloaded the included meditation, and it has been magic--but it only started working for me once I did the necessary surrender.

Prior to my surrender moment, I'd listen and nothing much changed. It was only after I got back from Spain that I noticed that listening to it really seemed to make a difference in my weight loss and the behavior that contributes to it. Essentially, it works to align your subconscious with the understanding that when your body feels safe, it will let go of the weight effortlessly and that it is, indeed, safe to let go of the weight. It reinforces your natural desire to make healthy eating choices. I listen to it several nights a week as I am going to sleep.

to be continued...

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Julia green soup.jpgThis is me at a restaurant a couple of days ago, eating raw green soup. It was delicious and I've been thinking about how to recreate it ever since.

Julia fat in 2007 at restaurant.jpgAnd this was me before, at a restaurant a couple of years ago, eating some kind of cheesy sandwich and chips that were totally unmemorable. I don't even know what I weighed at that particular point, but it was at least 50 lbs. more than now. I hadn't even topped out by then--I certainly didn't get on the scales very often!

So many folks have expressed a desire to know how I've so easily dropped so much weight, so I'm going to hit the highlights. I've already outlined some of this in other entries, but not from the place of having trimmed down to this point! This blog entry will be a multi-parter. I'll put the rest up in the next day or two.

The first and most vital thing, was that I had to finally wake up and face the fact that I was unhealthy and fat because I was living out of integrity with my Self and the divine blueprint for my health. I was not in alignment with the Design for Harmony within me. My health was deteriorating and I got to the point where I was unable to even walk without excruciating pain and was rapidly approaching not being able to walk at all. So I guess that actually the first thing was I needed to get to the place where I was sufficiently motivated to change. The specter of not being able to walk is very motivational!

I had abdicated responsibility for my health and I was also in a co-dependent relationship with Rick which centered around food--not so much "bad" food- but food that wasn't right for my body. Food that I was eating to soothe myself emotionally and, I suspect, to create some sort of insulation from the stings that come along with living on one's Pluto line and dealing with challenging blended family issues, etc. I did a whole lot of stuffing of anger and feeling powerless and stuffing myself with fattening foods.

One day, as I sat on my bed for a half hour or more, as had become routine, trying to get up the courage to make it the 5 feet or less to the toilet in the master bathroom because my knees were in such horrendous pain, something said, "Julia--this is not very Easy World." (Ya think?!) 

I'd been using a walker to get around and a wheelchair when I had to go more than about 30 feet--VERY humbling and definitely not an EW experience for me. As I contemplated my need to live my truth about Easy World and everything else, especially since I'm the Easy World messenger, I realized that in Easy World, all this was already solved. I realized that I needed to surrender it to my Spirit, my personal Easy World guide, and let the Easy World magic transform me. I needed to do whatever I had to in order to get back to Easy World and its miracles.

So I surrendered. I sincerely surrendered and said I'd do ANYTHING and I'd let go of
ANYTHING in order to heal. I meant it. And the guidance came.

Here's what I was guided to do. I was guided to refuse the powerful rheumatoid arthritis meds the rheumatologist said was the only answer (and it was, indeed, the only answer he had for me) and to get off of the one I'd been on for 10 years that was suppressing my immune system. I always felt I was somehow betraying my body's wisdom and violating a sacred trust when I was on this, but for a lot of years, the drug allowed me to stay in denial and eat the way I was eating without much pain. No more! That same medicine I'd been on for so long is renowned for adding pounds, but I can only blame that for so much!

So I decided to let my Spirit direct my healing and knew that a big part of that was that my weight would normalize. I instinctively knew my focus needed to be on feeling good and giving my body what it needs to feel good. And that the rest would magically take care of itself!

I was guided to go to a holistic clinic in Spain--Buchinger Marbella--to fast/cleanse and rest for 3 weeks. There's a whole cool story about how the Universe financed this for me, but I'll tell it later--don't want to get too bogged down in details. Suffice it to say, it was amazing the way everything was provided to make following my guidance possible even when I hadn't at first figured out how I could.

To be continued...

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