2022-04-01

2/25-3/30

And here is the ceremonial note about the irregularity of this Blogworthy Report. For this round, Gary departed on a personal journey for a 10 days of silence at an intensive vipassana meditation retreat in mid-March but sent me his authored portion of this before leaving. A report should have been posted soon after, but as tends to happen, the plate was a bit overloaded with the reduced human power, along with a confluence of catalyst in my (Austin’s) personal life that further stretched the mental capacities. So there’s the reason this time. 🙂

Channeling Circles: Our channeling circles continue going strong as we gathered several times since the last Blogworthy:

Peace meditation: We continued the peace meditation that we began at the end of February, scheduling it for every Saturday at 11:00am Eastern time lasting until 11:11am. You can find more information in the Facebook post.

Interviews: We have a few interviews to share, including two from Jonathan Tong, who leads an online Law of One study group, and Gabriel Lugo, who is leadingthe effort to produce a Spanish Ra Contact.

Spring Light/Lines: Time came for the seasonal Light/Lines newsletter. Jim selected the channeling session and drafted his portions of the Notes to the Readers, then for the first time Trish drafted our own portion of the Notes to Our Readers. It was then formatted and published to the website, sent out to the email list, and printed/stuffed/sent to the snail mail list. Check it out on the Light/Lines Newsletter page.

A Book of Days Narration: Jim recorded another narration from A Book of Days to share via Youtube, this one titled “The Holy Ground of Consciousness” – an inspiring message from Carla’s channeling of the Holy Spirit. Check it out here.

Coming Home to a New Earth Gathering: We are very happy to report that, after a long slumber for public events, we are getting back into gear and beginning event planning! Oh does it feel good! Not only is facilitating the linking of hearts an important part of our mission and a great honor, on a more personal level we’ve just missed everyone so much. Youdon’tevenknow.

For our event, in collaboration with our friends and co-facilitators of TOTOH, we will be holding the Coming Home to a New Earth Gathering from Sep 8–11 outside of Asheville, North Carolina, our first in-person gathering since before the pandemic.

Our focus for this year’s gathering is on actively cooperating with and supporting the increasing 4D+ energies in a more dedicated fashion, both individually and collectively. How can we embody unconditional love? How can we serve the healing of our planet and its peoples? How can we discover and share our particular gifts? What would it mean to deepen our commitment to fulfilling our individually unique paths? Etc.

Registration will be opened sometime around mid-April and announced via the Gatherings Newsletter. Stay tuned!

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  • New Hire process: The new hire process has nearly reached its conclusion. The journey included:
    • 35 total applications received and reviewed. Thank you to everyone who applied. The process made us wish that we could hire 35 people.
    • Interviewing four final candidates. A massive THANK YOU to all four who gave their time to the process. We felt genuine connection with all of the candidates, and were faced with making one of the most difficult decision of our lives.
    • Role reconfiguration. At some point in the process, we had a lightbulb moment realizing that hiring an employee for administrative/project-and-volunteer management/more regular duties, then a contractor for the event and workshop management, made sense. So that’s what we ended up aiming for an ultimately deciding.
    • We convened with Jim on the process, who offered his own selections and then interviewed our two final candidates, before all four of us landed on our final decision.
    • After making the official selections and celebrating, more work was needed in the form of drafting an Employee Agreement and Handbook, setting up payroll stuff, registering as an employer in another state, finding and setting up an work laptop (then ultimately returning it due to a hardware defect then finding another one), and lots of other fun logistical and HR details.
  • Search Engine: After lots of work, research, and testing, Daniel found the perfect search engine to implement on the new site. We went through an initial testing process where we evaluated factors such as:
    • How it displays return
    • Variations on terms and typo sensitivity. A “did you mean?” option for spelling errors and incomplete words.
    • Numbering and tagging systems for the conscious channeling library, which will further aid with study of the archive and have implications far into the future.
    • Things like results counters, result-type headers, and dozens of other things.
    • We then reached out to over 50 of our amazing friends and volunteers to help beta test the engine, and collected some extensive feedback. Amazingly, it seemed to have virtually no real bugs and received very high praise from most testers. And since the search engine will work for translations too, we sought feedback from translators for their particular languages – a really cool feature we weren’t expecting, but as usual, Daniel exceeds expectations.
    • We’re nearing homeplate and should be launching in April!
  • Other new website stuff:
    • One benefit of being a non-profit is that some companies like Microsoft offer some pretty impressive benefits, such as free software, credits for servers, and the like. Daniel discovered that their server credits would be ideal for the search engine, so we went through the process of registering with them to claim the credit. It was an involved process to set up L/L Research as an official org in Microsoft’s system, but upon doing so we found many other benefits that we’ve been poking around with.
  • Working with Translators
    • Farsi (Persian) – Meysam, with support from Pupak and Julien, has officially delivered everything needed to publish Sessions 1 – 12 of the Ra Contact, the front matter included. So exciting. Thank you, Meysam, for that and your ever positive vibe.
    • Korean – Sienna remains undeterred in her sizeable project to revise to Ra Contact standards the Korean translation that manifested on our doorsteps thanks to a family who wishes to remain anonymous. She has sent sessions 1 – 26 and we worked with her to review and get her the other needed pieces. Thank you, Sienna!
    • Catherine – It is a report for books, it seems, as after a year or two of dedicated work, Catherine has sent us a Russian translation of Living the Law of One 101. And expressed desire to continue the work, moving on next perhaps to A Concept Guide. What a gift. Thank you, Catherine!
    • Chinese – Held multiple rounds of dialogue with Wen S. about the prospect of contribute traditional Chinese-language translations to the library, with desire for something centered on Ra, but we are trying to get clear on that. Like all translators, Wen has a love for Ra’s precision and a desire for fidelity to the intention and meaning of their message as faithfully as it can be reproduced in another language.
    • Serbian – The journey of the Serbian translation goes on. Reached out to Jochen then dialogued with Alex and Sheyla about producing a TRC version from an existing and in-need-of-much-editing Serbian LOO. After some volleys it seems that Sheyla may take up the work. Thank you, Sheyla! And in the meantime, another seeker has self-embarked on his own question of Ra translation. We are trying to understand the nature of his project and how or whether it intersects with the above.
    • Spanish – And as the world spins, Henry continues to quietly produce Spanish transcripts. Thank you so much, Henry!
    • Romanian – And totally out of left field, Horia delivered a fully translated Crucifixion of Esmerelda Sweetwater in Romanian! We didn’t know he was working on it. Surprise translations are always the best kind of gift.
  • Translations published to the library site:
  • Gatherings: Coming Home and Homecoming
    • As mentioned above, we will be hosting events again this year! Worked with Jess, BJ, and Aaron of TOTOH to lay the groundwork for our first event since before the pandemic.
    • Worked with the former venue of Coming Home, with much gratitude to their care and attention, but ultimately landed on a new venue thanks to the scouting efforts of Jess. Worked with the new venue and put down a deposit!
    • Issued updates to the Gatherings Newsletter. Registration to open mid-April.
    • Also worked with Jim to plan for a potential Homecoming Gathering this year, also our first since before the pandemic. We will wait until mid-May, give or take, to make the call on that one. A small shout-out to Anthony for reaching out and offering to arrive early to help with set up!
  • Bring4th: Dug into dialogue with Steve about the state of Bring4th and potential options for the future. He has communicated to the forums a snapshot of the challenges involved.  
  • Podcasts Transcripts:
    • Received outreach from Christine P. along with a surprise transcript of one of our podcast episodes. She has offered to voluntarily create transcripts for us of the Law of One podcast! We had made some effort in the past to produce transcripts, but it didn’t come to fruition as we don’t value the podcast like we do the channeling transcripts, and energy was allocated elsewhere. But Christine made the case that:
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      People with hard of hearing or who cannot hear can still enjoy the podcasts by reading what you discussed. You guys are very helpful in breaking down the material and offer great wisdom.
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      People can copy/paste from the transcription and easily add it to their Law of One notes.
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      People who are in an environment who cannot access volume (say at work or out somewhere) can read the transcript instead.
       Gives people the option to listen and follow along with the words.
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      It’s nice to go on a website and browse a transcript if they do not have the time to listen to a full podcast. Or they can read part of the writing, get intrigued by the topic, then go listen to your soothing voices.
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      To which we added: foreign readers generally have an easier time reading a transcript rather than listening to the spoken English
    • As a result of which we did some digging and realized (remembered) that there are around 50 transcripts in our files! They just need some editing. So we accepted her offer with much gratitude for the great kindness and moved forward in collaboration to set up a system. She intends to transcribe not only the Law of One podcasts, but the archive with Carla, as well.  Thank you so much, Christine!
  • Study Groups: Points of excitement for us, added a Finnish group (as in, Finland) and an Alabamian (as in, Birmingham, Alabama) to L/L’s Study Group Directory.
  • Seeker Ministry: As usual, emails from seekers all over the world arrived in the inbox sharing their stories, asking questions about the material, seeking guidance on their paths, and generally offering a beautiful glimpse of the variety of the Creator’s expression of third density. It’s always a large honor/duty to respond and connect with these beautiful souls.
  • Social Media/Printed Book Sharing of the Confederation’s Message:
    • Updated Facebook and Twitter with Confederations quotes, created and shared Instagram images, and updated Patreon with L/L news and offerings.
    • Continuing working on producing the Ra Contact YouTube Videos.
    • Shipped book orders around the world and managed the online store, with various customer inquiries to process.
  • Nuts & Bolts
    • Worked with the LOO publisher and our own legal counsel to finalize an unresolved question on ebook royalties.
    • Produced the six-month report to issue royalties on sales of The Ra Contact to Tobey.
    • With the time for annual filing approaching, gathered all the documentation, produced all the reports, updated the 990, and got the whole package over to our CPA.
    • Communicated with the LOO published about the new format books they created for the LOO, making them 6×9 for the first time in their history, and changing out our small inventory.
    • PO Box runs and bank deposits.
    • Maintenance on the online store and the website.
    • And all of the regular fun stuff that blesses our to-do lists.
  • Smatterings: Thanks to a reader, learned of two sets of duplicate channelings on the website. Tracked down the true date, merged and edited the transripts, and updated the site. | Updated our work management applications. | Learned that one of L/L’s primary volunteer transcribers, Wen K., was born and raised in Taiwan! Connected her with Terry, our friend of two decades responsible for the first Chinese LOO.
  • Intermediate Circle: We met on March 9th and March 23rd, continuing our practice of channeling, hoping to improve and refine our ability to serve as channels of the Confederation’s message. The circle continues to deepen in connection.
  • Extra Circles: We had our second C/C channeling circle on March 2nd, where the topic of bellicosity was on everyone’s mind. It was another successful session with great energy, showing promising potential for the future. Some logistical challenges caused a humorous hiccup that resulted in a solo channeling for Austin.