2022-02-28

1/19 – 2/24

As the workload continues, it is difficult to keep up with this service. But we feel it’s important—we want to give others a window into the workings of L/L Research. However, due to the large workload + fatigue, we’re going to reduce the prose in this one. [Update after finishing this: Did. Not. Succeed.]

Peace Meditation: In response to the invasion of Ukraine, we dedicated time this past Saturday with Jim to meditate and pray for peace. Through our newsletters and social media we shared Jim’s prayer and invited readers in the Law of One community to join us. We were linked together in spirit. It was beautiful, though the cause bringing us together continues to break the heart. As we communicated in a follow-up post, we intend on facilitating collective peace meditations for the Law of One readership beginning this year.

Ra Contact Youtube: Two more sessions in the long-term project to archive the entire Ra contact audio with text video on Youtube were published:

Podcast: We managed to meet and record two episodes of the Law of One Podcast:

  • Episode 102, in which we discuss navigating the world of money and finances as spiritual seekers, and the spiritual implications of money on our world.
  • Episode 103, in which we discuss the concept of polarity from various angles.

Channeling Circles: Our regular channeling circles continued meeting twice per months in Jim’s living room, and we began an additional monthly circle dubbed the C/C channeling circle:

Discussions with Jonathan Tong: JT continued with his series of discussions and Q&As with Jim and Gary/Austin:

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  • Working with Translators:
    • Ukrainian – A language, a people, and a country that loom extra-large in the heart right now, we received from Fedir a couple weeks before the invasion began a copy of RC Vol 2 in pdf, mobi, and epub (the latter files making essentially free kindle versions). Thank you, Fedir. Wherever you are right now, you have our utmost hope and prayers of light for you and your family’s well-being, and for everyone you love. (We reached out but haven’t heard back.)
    • Korean – Sienna, editing and updating the gift of Korean LOO to TRC standards, sent in sessions 1 – 26 + various other components. Dialogue and planning. Thank you, Sienna!
    • Farsi – Meysam delivered his enough TRC sessions to publish, up to 12. Studied work, found still needed a couple pieces. Next report we’ll likely have published the first appearance of Ra in Farsi (Persian). Thank you, Meysam!
    • Serbian – Received contact from a Serbian seeker interested in volunteering for translating TRC into Serbian. This opened a investigation and discussion with Alex, Sheyla, and Jochen about the fate of the existing Serbian work and how to proceed next. In dialogue, thanks to all three parties.
    • Czech – Put together a comprehensive plan for the Czech team regarding producing Volume 1 of the TRC. Thank you team for working with us.
    • Dutch – Worked with Eric on some translation questions and received a few new and a few updated Dutch transcripts. Thank you, Erik!
    • Chinese – Enjoyed some dialogue with Sean and Terry with discussion about getting new Chinese translations on site. And receive the semi-annual report from the Taiwanese One Center for the Chinese-language sales of a few L/L titles.
    • Slovenian – Enjoyed some wonderful initial dialogue with Ljubo who started out with the best of intentions to produce a Slovenian TRC. Alas, looking up at that mountain from its base, Ljubo realized that such was not his path to walk at this time. The intention was pure and beautiful, however, and we thank Ljubo.
  • LLResearch.org:
    • Talked with Daniel about his self-initiated passion, of which he is fully capable, to build a meditation app that would host guided meditations and allow people to check-in and interface on various levels, among other things. He and we are hoping that he can integrate the project into LLResearch.org in service to the readership and to fill in a missing need in our mission. Stay tuned.
    • Search engine. Is almost here! After trying a few different services, Daniel landed on one and built it with our comprehensive instructions re how we needed it to perform. Ran an intensive review and submitted another round of feedback/requests to Daniel. By next report, LLResearch.org should have a robust search engine in place!
    • Related to the previous point, Daniel learned that Microsoft offers a general grant for their could computer service Azure, which may be very beneficial for the search engine. Registering with Microsoft as a nonprofit, setting up all of the necessary admin stuff, and claiming the grant credit turned out to be a bit of work, but will hopefully be well worth it in the end.
    • Supported Daniel, or just thanked him, for various updates around the website.
    • Some smaller things published: guidelines for submitting questions, and the Czech Republic and Denver, CO study groups to the Study Groups Directory.
  • Translations published to the site:
  • New Hire: Since the last report, we officially announced that we were looking for a new hire to fill a new position that we are calling Operations Specialist, though job titles are kind of irrelevant in a small organization like L/L Research. It has been an interesting, exciting, illuminating, and difficult experience. Since opening up to applications:
    • We have received 30 total applications from an impressively varied and qualified collection of interested people.
    • After reviewing the applications, selected a few top candidates and scheduled initial interviews
    • In the midst of those applications, we received some amazing wanderer stories, reflections on the Law of One, perspectives on the nature of service and L/L Research’s mission, some photographs of personal closets, and most importantly of all, some funny memes.
  • Das Gesetz des Einen: Multiple rounds of work with the inestimable Jochen, including receiving his fourth quarter reports and holding a video meeting. He in Germany, we in the US, the meeting happened the morning that Country A invaded Country B. We had an emotional start to the meeting, and then Jochen took us through his work on the manual we commissioned him to make for a licensing program, with further homework for us to do, along with exploring his project in Berlin.
  • Banishing Ritual: As part of our new extra channeling circle, Austin and Gary learned the Banishing Ritual from Jim. To support that, Jim gifted us a written set of instructions of his performance of the ritual (which has been doing every single morning since the 1981.) Some formatting and tweaks later, we published it to the website as a free public resource.
  • AWH Audiobook: Juliane continued her steady march forward in editing the A Wanderer’s Handbook audiobook, delivering chapters 8 and 9 in finished form.
  • 102 Editing: As readers likely know by now, Jim undertook the valiant task of taking up Carla’s torch on the Living the Law of One series and wrote the second book in the series, 102: The Outer Work. After developing a workflow for editing and interfacing with Jim, we began reviewing each chapter in an initial edit that involves proofreading, copyediting, formatting, applying styles, line editing, and general editorial feedback. Work slowed down around Chapter 3 thanks to a deluge of work for the new hire project, but will pick back up soon.
  • Bring4th: Said goodbye to Louise after about a full year of service on the community stewardship circle. Louise possesses a brilliant mind and a skilled pen. She also is a systems person and was instrumental in building the policies that would structure the roles and operation of the CSC. And if not enough, she was also generous in being a friend, especially through a very difficult time personally and organizationally. Thank you, Louise!! | Had some light dialogue with the team and some even lighter dialogue with the webmaster and made no progress in this period on getting any bugs fixed. Fast approaching a dramatic solution in one direction or another.
  • Coming Home planning: Joined forces with our Carebear cousins in Asheville on the first in-person L/L Research co-created event since before the pandemic! Held a video meeting with them to discuss our objectives and plans. And began venue research with phone calls, emails, onsite visits, data crunching, inter-team communication, and so forth. By next BW report, we’ll likely have something concrete in place for a gathering!
  • Transcription team and the lost channelings: Got into full swing with the newly formed person transcription team. They’ve been kicking butt on the project to get 20 lost channeling sessions from 1980 – 2006 into transcript form, along with keeping up with the recent circles. Thank you, Daniel, Donna, Michael, Nicole, and Wen!
  • Basic Principles Course: After 10.5 years, we in conjunction with Jim decided to cancel the “Basic Principles of the Law of One Course” as offered the IMU (International Metaphysical University). They updated their software and thus the way the course was run, and, no harm no foul, we simply didn’t find congruence, so we amicably parted ways. They have some wonderful offerings if interested. Meanwhile we harvested all the student data, and began a project to clean up the audio of Carla’s twelve audio lectures for the twelve courses. We will offer the audio for free to the interested seeker on the Living the Law of One 101 page in the near future, and we may even re-launch the course as a self-piloted, donation-value-based course down the road. Also got all the material to the final student as Jim works with him through the course as a gift.
  • Seeker ministry: As usual, we receive many emails each week from seekers all over the world with a variety of reasons for reaching out – to ask a question, to seek guidance, to offer reflections, to share their story, to simply connect. It’s our goal to ensure that each email received is received with our full hearts and given a proper considered response.
  • Tarot Deck: Met for a second round of video meeting with a couple of creative producers and students of the Ra Contact interested in producing a tarot deck using L/L Research’s images. Project looks promising.
  • Interviews: Austin and Gary met with the lead of the Spanish team producing the Spanish The Ra Contact for a planned one-hour interview that became two hours. Gabriel was sharp in his articulation and deep in his study, it was a wonderful conversation. To be published in English and Spanish. | As was our second meetup with the dedicated Jonathan Tong for a video Q&A with members of his Seattle LOO study group among others. | Set Jim up to join the Higher Density Living podcast. Episode to be published.
  • 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.
  • Nuts & Bolts
    • Put together an agenda for the AGM (Annual General Meeting). Part of which required looking through the past year of bookkeeping for the financial review, which granted an opportunity to take a deep dive into Trisha’s first full year of bookkeeping for L/L (she began in 2020). Impeccable, nearly flawless work – which is impressive in light of the huge volume of data that’s processed over the course of 52 weeks. Thank you, Trish! | Held a successful AGM and had a yes vote to publish minutes of the AGM.
    • Finally updated our inventory with the new format of the original Law of One books after exchanging our existing old format stock for the new. The publisher made it 6×9 for the first time. | Held discussions with the publisher about updating the ebooks royalties, with some counsel from our IP attorneys. | And enjoyed a phone call with a rep in their imprint department about their desire to produce a calendar and some cards
    • Completed several rounds of bookkeeping
    • Taught Trish/Trish learned new processes for channeling transcript generation, how to publish transcripts to the new website, adding countries in the online store, and bookkeeping tasks
    • Finalized a new system to issue year-end thank you notes/tax receipts to donors of the just-completed year. Thank you, to all!
  • Smatterings: Enjoyed offering some review and feedback to Doug Esse’s latest work at CosmicChrist.net | Set up the always generous Tomas with a new system for creating the PDFs that accompany all the transcripts. Thank you, Tomas! | Got a bit overloaded. For instance, in addition to all the normal workflow, in one week we had: Tue: Podcast; Wed: Channeling Circle; Thu: Tarot deck meeting; Fri: meeting with TOTOH (Asheville friends) about launching an in-person gathering; Sat: Video Q&A with Jonathan Tong; Mon: Video interview with Gabriel Lugo + AGM
  • Intermediate Circle: Met on our own time and joined Kathy and Jim for three intermediate channeling circles at Jim’s: Jan 26Feb 9 (to be published soon), and Feb 23.
  • Extra Circles: Met at Gary and Trisha’s for our first extra intermediate channeling circle. Feb 2. We needed a name to differentiate the circle from the intermediate one, and we came up with a list of unique name—“Where the Dogs Bark Channeling Circle”, “Random-series-of-alphanumeric-characters Channeling Circle (X37B Channeling Circle),” “The Emma-Cooper-Junebug Channeling Circle,” “Non-Fight Club Channeling Circle,” along with some actual serious names—but there is no precedent in L/L’s history for a unique name. All the channeling circles are basically variations of “Day-of-the-week meditation,” “Advanced meeting,” “Intermediate meeting,” “Intensive meditation,” and, bonus: one called “Senior citizens meeting” (14 Jul 1979). We didn’t want to risk elevating the extra circle or making it special, so we settled on “C/C channeling circle,” the C’s designating our alternating home neighborhoods. Kind of hoping something better comes along. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience. We seek to gain more practice and to proceed forward in a spirit of discovery in a way that adds to the primary channeling circles.

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Personal Sharings & Announcements

Gary:

Beatriz: Our dear friend and board member, Beatriz, fell desperately ill during this period due to a lung infection. She was brought to death’s door, actually. But she was not in fear. Instead she was in grace. Divine grace. Agonizing pain too, but her spirit became alight with an infusion of vision. To my eyes, Beatriz purified the human encasing even further to lose the unimportant, to distill the truth, to become transparent. She shared some of her experience with us, including the following which was beyond beautiful…

I walked a thin line and all the beautiful people beckoned to me.

And I was filled with love and gratitude. God was by my side and he showed me what a beautiful life I lived….not because of what I did, but the people who touched my soul, who awakened God in me….so I surrendered. God breathed new life into me and slowly I am eating and walking and beginning a new.

It is only about love. In this moment I felt nothing I did in this life matters……only love. Did I convey my love to those with whom I have shared this journey? Only this matters….and that I conveyed this love with grace…..in praise and honor of our Father, our Creator

We were all touched by Beatriz’s light. And we are so grateful that she’s still here with us and this world. She is a healer of hearts and bodies.

AVL 106: I attended the Asheville group’s weekly Law of One study session to celebrate with them their third cycle through the material in 6 years as they reached session 106. It’s a remarkable feet to have held this level of dedication, meeting 51–52 weeks a year to study one session at a time, and then starting over at the completion of a cycle. Many hats off to the whole group, and deep bows to the primary two anchors, Aaron Maret and his wife BJ Harden Jones, for their anchoring perseverance, loving space-holding, and the unremitting nurturance they offer to the group. And to Benji and Mae for the years they hosted the group in their home.

It was a heartfelt moment for them. They will be taking a break from Law of One study for the moment to focus on Ken Keyes’s Handbook to Higher Consciousness.


DGDEV French & German
Our partner, Jochen, produces quarterly activity reports in his efforts to share the Confederation philosophy in German and French (with other languages on the way). He and Misha are powerhouses. Thank you, Jochen, Misha, Ivy, and team! Here is his 4th quarter report.

  • Misha completed another huge book project: “A Concept Guide” is now available as “Guides des Concepts”. Congratulations! 
  • The Polaris study group had another meeting at Misha’s place and maintained communication also otherwise
  • Jochen and Misha shared some great video calls, talking about publishing details and “God and the world”
  • Misha immediately started translating the next book project “A channeling handbook”
  • Had a first round of work with Zineb, a new translator based in Morocco.
  • L/L Research, Horia and Jochen closed a cooperation agreement that will allow for Romanian translations to be published in the near future through DGDEV.  
  • Jochen focused on translating the remaining channeling transcripts of 2017, and hence provided these to L/L’s archives and published the half-year collection 2017 (II) of Confederation messages.
  • Based on Horia’s Romanian translation Jochen began the blog https://legealuiunu.wordpress.com/ and other preliminary works to publish the Ra Contact in Romanian soon.
  • The German whatsapp group had a couple of great zoom calls, hosted by Daniel, in which we connected much deeper and shared insights and inspirations.
  • The planning of our Berlin group’s lecture program with “Haus des Friedens” advanced by an important organizational step. Hopefully we’ll see the first events happening in spring.

2022-01-21

12/11 – 1/18

A note about the Blogworthy: Meysam, the honorable Persian translator of The Ra Contact, wrote recently in an email: “I like making connections with other translators. There is a good chance that we are of the same soul family. And the friendships built on shared spiritual beliefs are usually the stronger ones. I follow your updates [in the Blogworthy Report] on the translation efforts. I enjoy reading about their life and work stories. Like how Jochen’s left his monk-like life to seek a service among other people. And how consistent Horia’s efforts are. The Korean translation was also an interesting case. Like me, B is translating Ra’s messages while he is raising his daughter. It is such a blessing. Nothing is sweeter than these little angels. These are inspirational stories. They give me a sense of belonging to a big wave of good deeds.”

That landed as quite inspirational to us. It is a joy to work with each translator. Most translators give window into the emotional, personal, and spiritual dimension of their work, and nearly across the board they describe variations on fulfillment, honor, joy, communion, being of service, and upliftment when in contact with this message. Sometimes tears. The light that the normal reader feels grow inside when reading the material takes on a different shape, and perhaps depth, to the translator who must scrutinize the meaning of each word and syntactical combination thereof. An intimacy develops.

And knowing that a translator might feel joy and greater sense of belonging by hearing of the work of their counterparts in other locations and languages inspires us to share more of the snippets of the personal dimensions we receive. The function of the blogworthy is to communicate the work of L/L Research, but all that work is done by humans who each are on a spiritual journey and who are often sharing themselves in the process. We would love to bring this extended family that wraps around the world into more color. And as communicated via email, thank you, dear Meysam. 🙂

Intermediate channelings: Jim, Gary, Trish, Austin, and Kathy continued meeting regularly to receive thoughts and inspiration from the Confederation in our Intermediate Channeling Circles. Thanks to volunteer transcription from Wen and Suzanna, two transcripts were published in this period:

Ra Contact YouTube: Thanks to the indefatigable Trisha Bean, the journey to Session 106 nears closers to the finish line. Published three more sessions perfectly syncing the text with the original recorded audio of that conversation between a Kentuckian and tens of millions, but really just one, ex-Venusian:

Podcast: We met to record the 101st episode of the Law of One podcast, in which we discuss the spiritual concept of purity. Jim was unfortunately unable to join for this one. You can check it out on our podcast page.

Discussions with Jonathan Tong: Dedicated seeker and host of the Seattle Law of One Meditation and Discussion Group has invited Jim to join their weekly Zoom call a couple times to do a discussion and Q&A, and then recently also invited Gary and Austin to join. Both were recorded and can be seen here:

Light/Lines: We published the 160th edition of the Light/Lines Newsletter, with a session from Q’uo talking about the dance of the seeker on the journey to the Creator. Check it out on our Light/Lines page.

A Book of Days narration: Jim came across another inspiring session from A Book of Days that fits the turning of the year, so we recorded his narration, put it on a video, and published it to our Youtube for anyone looking for a dose of inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKHZ7tmAZHg

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  • The Library Website:
    • Daniel: Had a great meeting in early January with Daniel for the purpose of looking ahead and prioritizing the many, many things to do on the new site. Daniel arrived with the equivalent of a suit and tie, not in his clothing but in this incredible, pro-level slideshow presentation he made for us. A very, very calm and mellow fellow, he’s got a voice that is conducive for meditation. It lulled us into an absorptive state as he presented his slides. Working together for 2.5 years now, the three of us enjoy a wonderful, frictionless harmony wherein we all autonomously bring pieces to the table. After collaborative discussion, we have worked out a set of projects for the year (in addition to the never-ending tweaks, improvements, and small requests) roughly prioritized as follows:
      – Build a robust internal search engine with various filtering and sorting options (to make the library a real study library)
      – Create admin accounts with specific permissions to publish to the site (for dedicated translators)
      – Improve SEO . Did you know that LLResearch.org is not even on the first page of google returns when you search “Law of One”? Neither did we. Fortunately tho Lawofone.info is on the first page.
      – Improve translation integration
      – Develop the wiki
      – Create special corners of website for licensing partners (maybe study groups and/or translators too)
      – Create user accounts (so that readers can mark transcripts as read/unread, favorite, to read, etc.)
      – Integrate the seeker Connector map and journals (so that Bring4th can purify down to a forums)
    • Some other data points: The website uses 10gb of bandwidth per day! Which is costly. | Thanks to a change, the site now rebuilds daily, so that when we publish new content or edit existing text it will appear the following day as it rolls out around the world. | And in the just over 3 months the new site has been in existence, it received 92 thousand unique visitors. (No cookies were used in the making of these numbers.)
  • Translations published to the site:
  • Living the Law of One 102: As you probably know, Jim has worked on a couple drafts of Living the Law of One 102, a continuation of Carla’s series, and we’re now at the stage to add our editing touch and bring it closer to actual publication. So we set up a proper process with Jim and began the grand journey of editing. We’re up to Chapter 2 so far and Jim seems to appreciate the edits!
  • Bring4th: Enjoyed some light convo with our friends in the CSC (including getting to meet Diana F. in person over the Christmas holiday). Minus the bugs on Bring4th, things seem to be flowing relatively harmoniously with positive contributions. But as to those bugs… logged a couple more ways that the site is not functioning optimally from a member and subsequently returned once more to our erstwhile webmaster for a final… how to put this English idiom uncrudely… do your business on the ejection chamber or relinquish the seat expeditiously please.
  • Working with Translators: The new library site has a stats bar on the bottom of the home page. It lists the number of years L/L Research has been in mission, number of books, etc. We realized that one of the less important numbers could be replaced with a much more significant number: languages. So Daniel added 21 to a language counter (includes English). And in the process he told us that there were 768 things (books, transcripts, articles, etc.) translated on the website. Just wow. Thanks be to the generosity of translators over the decades helping to make this particular wavelength of love/light available to their fellow seekers.
    • Persian – Received a gift from Meysam, the first ten sessions of TRC. Thank you, Meysam! He is currently on a mission to produce the front pieces of the book. Loved seeing our first images, a picture of he, his wife, and their beautiful toddler-aged (?) daughter. Learning English came up in an email. Part of his youthful English training came by way of Al Pacino movies, whose trademark speeches he and friends would memorize and recite. Meysam added: “Learning a new language is a unique experience in many ways. It opens the door to other cultures. You get to have a more direct experience of the people’s subcultures, traditions, and everyday life. Moreover, each language has its spiritual words. Those words have their own unique vibrations.”
    • Italian – Even through a relocation to another country, a wedding, and contracting (a mild case of) covid, Mauro has nonetheless stayed in communication and sent his work, including planning around the revision work on TRC, and the first Italian transcripts since 2018. Thank you, Mauro! And a huge congratulation on two Big Events: marriage after 15 years of partnership, and a move out of country. We loved the few wedding pics he sent of a lovely couple shining brightly even after a decade and a half together.
    • Romanian – Speaking of inspiration, this entity inspires us not only for his tireless work (he is the most prolific with the transcripts), but with his eloquent reflections about the material and the mission of this little organization. We speak of course of Horia who has sent not only lots of transcripts in this period, but who has compiled a collection of 60 transcripts into two volumes for Jochen to make his first print outside of German and French. We also got to work with Horia on the preface to the collection which serves the channeling well, and discuss the trouble of there being no direct equivalent of “Questioner” in Romanian. Should it say “Don” instead? Equivalents of “moderator” and “interrogator” didn’t work. But he struck on a translation of “interviewer” that does, though apparently it is a bit awkward to the Romanian tongue. Thank you, Horia!
    • German – Speaking of Jochen, his Berlin move is really a Berlin move now. Living humbly in the rural outskirts, he needed a quick source of employment in the city. It required a winter bicycle ride + a few forms of public transportation to get into the city. Then through a series of synchronicities, and the kindness of a friend, he was blessed to be offered living quarters right in the cultural heart of where he would like to operate. Go Jochen! Designs for a European printing center for L/L books are still on the drawing table.
    • Polish – And right next door, country-wise, we have received news from Pawel that he + team are working on revising their translation of TRC, and afterward he wants to move onto A Concept Guide. (Which would be the third language, as it’s on the cusp of a Chinese and French appearance.) Moreover, Marcin, a seeker who years ago volunteered to translate TRC into Polish but was taken elsewhere by his PhD studies, returned onto the radar, delighted to discover that his once dream had been manifested by Pawel & team. With permission, we connected Marcin with Pawel and received feedback that a collaboration is blooming: Marcin is able to augment Pawel’s operation with the integration of added community. Congrats and thanks!
    • Portuguese – Received a lovely offer to contribute Portuguese translation from Marta. After establishing terms and relationships, as we do, she decided to start with 1980 and work forward. But as we also like to do, we made new connections, linking Marta with the existing TRC Portuguese team of Edgard and Pedro. Success! And thank you (in advance) Marta!
    • French 1 – While Misha is quietly working away at A Channeling Handbook—with ever enjoyable and humorous personal updates (she is such a wit)—we received a new French transcript from Ivy, a member of the Jochen/Misha team who manages the French social media. Thank you, Ivy!
    • French 2 – Jochen is in the process of finalizing Misha’s French translation of ACG, and some of the illustrations included in the text needed to have labels translated, a task requiring access to the Adobe suite that the images were initially designed in (which we have and were happy to oblige in aiding Jochen).
    • Chinese – And through a rare crack in the system slipped an email from a Chinese seeker who, with support from one of our longest translator companions, Terry Hsu, decided to embark on translation of A Concept Guide into Chinese… 14 months ago. Oy vey. Egg on us. We learned of this because Li-yun has returned, almost done. Wow. Thank you, Li-yun! She joins Misha as well in locating a couple numerical errors in the book. (The author had an occasional habit of discombobulating the numbers sometimes. e.g. if, say, 15.19 was quoted, he might list it as 15.9. Hairbrain, that one. :))
    • Dutch – Received a new Dutch transcript from Erik. Thank you, Erik! Assisted with questions about translating “mind” and “spirit.” And dug into pensive and a little apprehensive reflections about the state of our world centered mostly on healthcare and pandemic-related responses, topics which weigh heavy on a father raising two children.
    • Spanish – And another new/old translator reappeared: Esther! She had gifted L/L some Spanish transcripts las year and returned to continue the effort. Thank you, Esther! And, if you notice a pattern here, we connected her with the ongoing Spanish translators, Henry who is producing transcripts routinely, and Gabriel & team who are working on a Spanish TRC. And to Henry who returned to his Australian home after some time spent in Europe with his daughter, thank you for your transcripts! Worked as well with Gabriel on a brief question: Contacto con Ra or Contacto de Ra? With or of, respectively. Tough, but the latter was the more appropriate choice, Gabriel with our feedback determined.
    • Korean – And onward this incredible work continues. (We need a CG visual of the Earth that zooms out at each bullet point and zooms back in to the region in the world the next Confederation translation work is taking place.) In previous BW reports you may remember, but probably don’t, that a Korean translation of Ra miraculously manifested thanks to the efforts of a Korean family, but as it was done without guidance, it was an unusual hybrid version. In entered Sienna who graciously set aside the work she had begun on the same book to bring this up to specs. And that she has done through this period, even through a busy holiday season. She gives the translation high marks but is locating some areas that require refinement, like a Korean translation that works out to “dimensional density.” A big project, thank you, Sienna!
    • Hungarian  – And last but not least, Laszlo wrote in with some questions and reflections regarding his work to refine the Hungarian translation of the RC that he had completed some moons ago. As translators evolve and deepen their understanding, so too does their translation at times. We had a good in-depth discussion about Ra’s counsel to the group in 2.1. Thank you, dear Lazlo!
  • Czech Team report!: A few years ago, the Czech team—Vojta, Radim, Bara, and Roman—followed in Jochen and Misha’s footsteps to officially form a licensing partnership with L/L Research that would give them ability to translate, print, and distribute all L/L Research work in Czech. They were the team with whom we collaborated to hold our first international event in 2019, the Prague Law of One gathering. They’ve been slower than originally intended, which is fine, and part of which is due to the pandemic, but they have sent in their first annual report of activities (as Jochen does). Among the highlights they reported holding public meditations online every month, maintaining their facebook group and study group, investigating book printing, continuing translation of the latter half of TRC, and communicating with a newsletter list of over 200 people! You can find their work here if interested: www.zakonjednoty.cz. We also briefly expressed mutual interest in the prospect of another Prague gathering this year. It was supposed to be an annual event, the next one to transpire in 2020, but, pandemic. Hopefully we’ll be in the epidemiological clear to co-host one this year.
  • Transcription team: The text transcripts that one reads on the library website for the channeling don’t manifest themselves. While (really smart) machines assist the process to transcribe the audio into text nowadays, human review is still needed. Suzanna and Wen were L/L’s team for that work, but Suzanna needed to retire the service after almost a year in favor of her service on L/L’s board. (Thank you, Suzanna!) So, we pinged the volunteer list after getting it over for the first time ever to our new email newsletter system. We received twenty-four offers to help in reply! Holy moly. Though we were only looking for one, we wanted to say yes to everyone (they were all good). SO we decided to expand the team to six new entities to join Wen to make seven. Communicated with everyone, even the non-utilized offers were so gracious, and got the system set up in Otter and Trello. Thank you, Christian, Daniel, Donna, Lisa, Michael, and Nicole!
  • Lost transcripts: The new transcribers arrived just in time. As Trish was mass converting L/L’s audio from the channeling library over to MP3, she discovered that there were twenty recordings from 1980 – 2006 for which there was no text transcript. She set up a system for the new team and as of this writing, they are underway transcribing the new sessions.
  • New hire work: You may have heard whispers of an project to expand the L/L Research team with a part-time position. We continued sorting out the details, building the role, creating the job posting, planning to convene for a visualization-meditation to post this soon. Keep an eye out!
  • IMU: With the enrollment of a new student in L/L’s online “Basic Principles of the Law of One” course, we received news that IMU had rolled out a new system. After some navigation, it seems that, like our very own Bring4th website, there are some issues and inefficiencies. Catalogued them and commenced communication with the prez.
  • Transcript PDFs: For years, dedicated volunteer Tomas has helped us with the task of generating PDFs for channeling transcripts. He’s never failed to send in a PDF after a new channeling goes up. After getting caught up on a bit of a backlog on our end, we set up a new system on Trello to integrate his process with the overall transcription process, and then passed the duty of receiving, reviewing, and publishing the PDF on to Trisha.
  • Seeker Ministry: Every week over the course of the past five weeks we received, read carefully, and responded to emails sent to L/L Research from around the globe (but mostly presumably concentrated in English-speaking countries). Usually a joy, sometimes a challenge, sometimes a “huh?”, we love receiving stories and trying to shed some light on the body of philosophy that illuminates and puzzles our own hearts as well.
  • Audiobook: Juliane continues her diligent work on editing the audiobook of A Wanderer’s Handbook, and she made it through a few more chapters. We get ever closer to the end, and nearer to being able to publish our fourth audiobook. Thank you, Juliane!
  • Fundraiser: The fundraiser, and all the fun logistics and administration that come with it, officially wrapped up at the beginning of the year. It was another year of truly overwhelming gratitude for all of the support sent in from seekers that totaled just over 42k for the fundraiser! Thank you, thank you everyone. Donations will allow us to continue the various services and expand to more areas to fulfill the mission of L/L Research.
  • Smatterings
    • LOO: Met for a phone call with a representative from the publisher of the original LOO books to receive and talk about their proposals for the creation of some new projects for the text. Also dialogued with the prez about sales/royalty questions, tbc.
    • Morris interview: While on an Oct-Nov roadtrip, spent a few cherished days with Morris and Linda; and while there, conducted a three-hour interview about Morris’s experience with Don, Carla, and eventually Jim in the 60 to early 80s. Trish got it all transcribed and late in the evenings Gary chipped away at editing. It produced 70 pages! And there is still more interviewing to do. (Morris appears in the Introduction to Book 1, along with a couple Q&As with Ra, along with Secrets of the UFO.)
    • RCYT integrated: Got all of the existing Ra Contact YouTube videos integrated with the session text on the library site.
    • Audio improvements: Got some equipment to help with the audio quality of the channeling transcripts as well as the podcast. The initial test with the channeling transcripts was a success, and will be an aid for the transcribers.
    • Year-end donor letters: Taking a surprising amount of work, built a new system for thanking donors at the end of the year, including a message for recurring donors. And felt the heart soften in thanking one recurring donor in particular who himself is not a LOO reader but who continues to donate in his wife’s name after she passed given how much she loved the material and this mission.
    • Chinese connection: Loving connecting people, we were able to connect a couple Chinese LOO readers who were unaware of one another and delighted to e-meet.
    • A Concept Guide error: ACG was published in May, 2020, and despite the fine-toothed-comb level of editing, numerical and grammatical errors made their way in (including an error in getting the sequence wrong in What Dreams May Come). All of them logged for a future update. And then a big one arrived: the author (that freakin haibrain), in the entry for Mind Complex, quoted the Questioner as Ra! And neither he nor any of the editors caught it. It’s funny but also a serious error, particularly as a paragraph of additional text was built off of a quote that was mistakenly thought to be Ra. To the author’s credit <clears throat>, Don’s question does have a very Ra-like ring. So, ACG will need corrected post-haste. Thank you, Paul!
    • Inner/outer planes: Had a great internal discussion on the terminology around inner/outer planes, and inner/outer planes sources, and the potential misnomer and confusion around the sets.
    • AQD Royalties: The book, The Aaron/Q’uo Dialogues, is the only one done in tandem with a group outside of L/L Research. So what little royalties arrive are split between L/L and Barbara. Though, again, a small amount, we determined that Barbara should receive 100%, especially as she is caring for her husband Hal who suffered a stroke a couple of years ago and is completely dependent. We enjoyed a couple volleys of dialogue with that bright bright soul.
  • Social Media 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.
  • Nuts ‘n Bolts:
    • Book shipping: Processed book orders and shipped ‘em out. Handled customer inquiries. Took year-end book inventory.
    • Bookkeeping: Over the course of the past five weeks, performed five weeks’ worth of bookkeeping.
    • Budget meeting: Put together a budget for 2022 and met with the hot BOD to review edit and approve
    • Employee stuff: The end of the year always beings a flurry of activity, from adjusting insurances, reconciling any discrepancies, ensuring taxes are reported and filed correctly, ensuring W-2s and 1099s are generated properly and on time, and many other little pieces that come with being a registered employer. It’s all quite exciting!
    • Website maintenance: as with the old library site, there are always small mistakes to correct or other random types of maintenance to perform.
    • Errands: Made the typical runs to the PO box and bank for shuffle around the various things that our society deems appropriate to put on paper.
    • Online Store: After the upgrade of the Online Store, lots of little kinks were left to be worked out of the system. Small bugs are still being found and squashed, but thankfully it is up and running smoothly now.

Intermediate Channeling Circles:

During this period, met on Dec 22 and Jan 5 for two channeling circles at Jim’s. This week’s was postponed till next week due to snow. And… gained Jim’s blessing to spread our wings a bit and add an additional channeling circle each month on our own, alternating between our respective homes. As part of the new endeavor, we will each undertake to learn and perform the Banishing Ritual in order to purify and protect our home working spaces, as Jim has done for decades in his (and Carla’s) own home. In the process, received a comprehensive set of written instructions from Jim that we’ve formatted and will be soon publishing to the library site as a resource on the Protection Rituals page. Next week we’ll meet over at Jim’s to perform it with his guidance.

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Announcements & Personal Sharings:

Gary: Over the past couple/few reports I’ve meant to make a personal sharing of a southwest experience, but look at the above! Christ almighty. Though written mostly by Austin and me (with contribution from Trish), it just takes a lot out of one to put all that together. So in short:

Trish and I had an opportunity to spend some time with Morris and his wife Linda, and then Beatriz. I wish I had the bandwidth and ability to give you a window into Beatriz’s story in particular. It’s quite incredible, including coming close to death—she should have died, by the account—due to contracting the worst type of malarial infection in west Africa in the 70s. Then experiencing a miraculous healing that set her on a path to becoming a healer herself, now using a technique called broadcasting serving people around the world who reach out to her. The daughter of Mexican immigrants, she also grew up with seven family members in a small space, most or all of them working on Texas farms for poverty wages. She worked very hard in school, broke through some barriers to be accepted into university, was elected president of the Mexican-Americant student body despite not running for or seeking the position, and thanks in part to Beatriz’s leadership in protests, they they were able to make the Texas public university system end their blatantly discriminatory admission practices.

Morris’s story, also chocked full of interest, is overlapped with L/L’s (he having met Carla and Don 15 or so years before Jim did) and will be explored in the text of the 3hr interview I conducted with him, along with more to interviewing to come.

Beatriz and Morris both had in common the living of a devoted life of surrender. Each wakes in the morning consciously orienting toward how they may be of service, and in each and every curveball and catalyst that life has thrown them, they see the will of God at work, as it might be described, including Morris’s many work assignments around the world that necessitated that he spend years living in China, the Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere. In each case, they sought as best as possible to cooperate with the invisible guiding hands of spirit. This emerged as a theme for my own contemplation in the various spiritually oriented discussions with both entities. I returned home waking in the morning asking how I may best be of service.

While out and about, we also got to meet with some members of the Dallas LOO study group—Doug, Brian, Tiffani, and Troy—including one of the FB LOO study group admins, at the house of one of my oldest friends in the Law of One world, Tiffani. We didn’t hold a study session but we did hold a round robin, going around the circle and sharing our seeking.

Tiffani and I both met each other on the same weekend we met and befriended Carla and Jim almost 20 years ago in April, 2002. She’s remained a friend to Carla and Jim and L/L ever since. She has a regular practice of diving into the archive to read whatever channeling happened on the present day’s calendar date.

Troy introduced Doug some years back to the Law of One, both are professional counselors and mystic Christians. Doug, like me, has deep concern for and confusion about certain trends in society generally and the new age community specifically; Troy is a rather serene entity with a heart seeming untroubled by Big Catalyst; and Brian is a very gentle soul with a vibe that rings of innocent purity. He has a travel destination to seek, and I hope he makes it!

Tiffani, a guest on our podcast in 2020, is someone we have a deep personal love for, as does Trish with whom she has become buddies, but it’s grown also into admiration. Tiffani rose and resurrected from the dark dark trenches of life and substance abuse into a self-forgiven person who is single-pointedly dedicated to growth and service, including through volunteer work to help other women struggling with substance abuse. She also has one of the most forgiving hearts I’ve ever encountered, so forgiving that I don’t even know that she experiences something to forgive; evidenced not by a pleasant demeanor, though she has that, but by treatment from a longterm person in her life that is among the most cruel that I’ve personally encountered. Yet, her heart remains open.

And to round it out, we spent a few days in Austin, TX, with someone who has become a dear friend, Luis, while meeting his lovely amazing wife, Carrie. Luis, like Aaron Maret of Asheville, put out a call in his hometown for a LOO study group a couple years back. And the seed grew! He now facilitates two different groups, one of which Trish and I had the privilege of joining. That group, the more intensive studiers, uses a unique format of arriving to the circle with questions from having read the targeted few sessions of the Law of One. We had such a good time meeting everyone. Luis is a budding healer himself, also offered Trish and me a reading’ish sort of experience that produced tears for both of us. A deeply kind heart, he was headed to the Damanhur community in the Italian Alps after we parted ways. I still have to follow up on his pictures and report.

And then fast forward a couple months later: for Christmas, Trish and I, with my mom’s help, flew out to Arizona for the holiday to spend it with my mom and her husband, my sister and her partner and their two kids, one five, one just about one year old. Colton, the five-year old, has ADHD (they say) pretty fiercely. His attention span doesn’t stay in one place for more than a couple of seconds. But the kid is always bright and smiling with an inexhaustible well of energy. Along with my brother’s two kids, about the same age, we love our nieces and nephews. They pull on the paternal heart strings, making us wistful for another life where we would have kids together.

At any rate, this trip is relevant to L/L Research because while there, Trish and I made a drive to visit with someone with whom I’ve been friends and collaborators for a few years (she contributed a couple of the art pieces in ACG) but have never met in person, Diana Fisher! Diana is one of the members of Bring4th’s community stewardship circle, not to mention a seriously gifted artist and creator of children’s books. We enjoyed a delicious vegan lunch and even better conversation, and got to meet with Nathan, a member of their local LOO study group and admin of the FB LOO study group who we haven’t seen since his Homecoming Gathering visit ten years ago. Except for a streak of grey, he looked much the same, and astute as ever in his LOO study. Thanks to Diana, we were all treated to our first mind-blowing, almost transformational experience of VR.

And to close this monster out…. a few resources from the Law of One readership:

Two articles from Doug (mentioned above), one of which diagrams for the first time that I’ve ever seen it, the movement of the green-ray energy in healing, and a look at the archetype of catalyst.

Wen’s video of what gardening has taught her

This video that the author calls: A Wanderer’s Purpose

Adonai! (Can you exclamation mark that?)

2021-12-13

11/20 – 12/10

Intermediate channelings: Jim, Gary, Trish, Austin, and Kathy continued meeting regularly to receive thoughts and inspiration from the Confederation in our Intermediate Channeling Circles. Thanks to volunteer transcription from Wen and Suzanna, two transcripts were published in this period:

100,000: After receiving the semi-annual sales report of the original Law of One books from the publisher, our tally indicates that a(n ultimately arbitrary) threshold has been crossed: Over 100,000 copies of Book 1 have been sold over its lifetime, beginning with its first printing in the early 80s. That’s a fuzzy number because we do have a small gap in our records, and that number does not include the number of times the material has been read at Lawofone.info or LLResearch.org, or the number of times PDFs have been downloaded. It also doesn’t take into account any stats from the Ra Contact, or the most helpful understanding of all and our greatest hope: whether the material was of help to the seeker in catalyzing their self-healing recognition of self.

Though such a threshold does bring us joy, L/L Research doesn’t place a strong emphasis on such numbers. As you know, we don’t advertise or proselytize. We do our best to offer our services for those who are drawn to it. As Ra said, “To serve one is to serve all.” But we humans also celebrate and measure threshold-crossings, whether birthdays or anniversaries or “I was this tall at age 7 and this tall at age 12.” And for the lonely wanderer missing their community, a number such as this might be a boon to the soul in the knowledge that one is not alone, that there are others, many others.

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  • Translations: The volunteer translators, who dedicate their free time to a service that allows the Confederation’s message to be shared to new segments of the world, continued their amazing work. Once translators finish their work, they send it to us for us to format properly and publish to the archive site. New translations were published this week in Italian, Romanian, Dutch, and German; thank you Mauro, Horia, Erik, and Jochenm respectively:
  • Working with Translators:
    • Korean – Continued the journey with the surprise Korean translation that was delivered to us by a Korean family (who wished to be unnamed) but that was a uniqique hybrid version that needed to be upgraded to Ra Contact standards. Toward that end, worked with Sienna to identify all the revisions that needed made and outline the scope and sequence of the job. Blessed be, she’s up to the task and moving forward. Thank you, Sienna, and thank you, other family!
    • Portuguese – After receiving outreach and establishing terms, welcomed a new volunteer translator into the collective effort to help the Confederation philosophy reach interested seekers around the world. She will commence with translation of the Transcript Library beginning in 1980. Thank you, Marta! Also, did something that we love doing and connected otherwise previously non-connected seekers by linking Marta with Edgard and Pedro, the Portuguese translators working on the RC.
    • Arabic – Received from B. sessions 31 – 40 of TRC in Arabic! Thank you, B.! Along with enjoying lovely dialogue with this lovely, dedicated entity who is in love with his and his partner’s baby daughter and wishes he could have a dog but would take the blessing of his baby a hundred times over.
    • Spanish – Continued receiving and publishing the work of Henry, thus resuming the effort to translate the Confederation into Spanish that stalled after the previous translator turned her focus elsewhere. Thank you, Henry!
    • Italian – Dialogued with Mauro on his work to make slight revisions to the Italian RC Vol 1 and 2, but even more importantly, a big congratulations to he and his (now) wife for their recent marriage after many years together!
    • Serbian – Dialogued with Alex and Sheyla about their joint efforts to create a Serbian glossary of terms to support their work in translating the transcripts into Serbian, and congratulated Sheyla on her big recent move back home to Europe! Alex is interested in launching a LOO study group in Ontario, so if any among the handful of people who read these bullet points lives in the area, let us know and we’ll connect you with Alex.
    • Farsi – Received a wonderful update from Meysam about his and the team’s efforts in translating, and a unique animal encounter with a fox. Meysam recently expressed what is a theme in variation in the work of other translators: “I have never had the chance to sit with the text the way I am doing these days. And translating it is a whole different story than reading it. It is such a self-fulfilling time for me. I cannot imagine how happy and excited Don, Carla, and Jim felt when they had the contact.”
    • Romanian – The powerhouse Horia continues engine’ing away, sending a few transcripts every week, often accompanied by musings about the material he’s translating. In the windows he shares, one sees another aspect of translators’ work: the evolution of their own spiritual journey.
    • Dutch – Received a new session from Erik. Thank you, Erik! Along with insightful discussion into the happenings of our fragmenting societies and its effect on the personal outlook.
    • Czech – Worked with Romi and Vojta, a couple members of the Czech team, on the question of the recently delivered machine-produced translations of the Ra text and how to process this surprise, one byproduct of which might be to reinvigorate their operation from its largely dormant state. Also, congrats to Vojta for completing his meditation training! He’s also built a meditation course: How to Start Meditating in 7 days
  • Fundraiser: Last time we reported that we were in the latter phases of sending out the physical fundraiser mailing. Since then, the thousands of letters were stuffed into envelopes, organized in a specific way compliant with the USPS protocols, and delivered to the ever-mysterious USPS Small Business Mailing Entry Unit. And then came time for the email campaign! So we went the process of gathering, culling, and organizing new email addresses, designing an email to send, and coordinated with Daniel to put a banner on the archive website to officially launch the fundraiser. (After Amazon SES scared us with a misplaced probation placed on our email account.) Donations have been coming in for a couple weeks now, and as always we are utterly overwhelmed by the love and support shown by such generous seekers wanting to support our work. Thank you! (With a special thank you to Jeff and Zhang!)
  • Online Store: In the last report, we shared that we were in the process of transferring data from our old store to a new fresh install of a more recent version, in order to resolve some issues with a server upgrade. After some intensive effort and some support from Steve, all customer data, product data, category data, and order data was transferred! Then another intensive process unfolded to get the store up to standard, which included coding mods to both customize it to our liking, and coding mods to fix a myriad of bugs or bad coding decisions made by the developers. Issues continued popping up out of nowhere and stretched our ability to weave code together to fix everything, but after about a week of intensive effort, the online store should be totally squared away.
  • Seeker Ministry: Continued the weekly and neverending efforts to lend support as best we’re able to the wonderful mix of emails that L/L Research receives from around the world, a mix of story-sharing, question-asking, and gratitude-offering. “Wonderful” may seem like we paint too rosy a picture. No, we are not always in a constant state of inspiration. Yes, it can tax the bandwidth to try to show up so consistently for the unique and varied needs of others. No, not every email received is a ray of sunshine. But overall, people who write are sincere and compassionate, interesting, and not infrequently inspiring. It can be humbling for us, especially when bearing some witness to the tests and trials that others endure in this hard world. Overall, it is an honor.
  • New future growth project: The announcement referred to last time is about expanding staff with a new part-time hire. That project continued development, requiring lots of intense brainstorming, lots of difficult research, and drafting lots of copy, and multiple meetings. There are still a few steps left to totally square it away, but the biggest hurdle has been crossed!
  • French A Concept Guide: Jochen is in the process of finalizing Misha’s French translation of ACG, and some of the illustrations included in the text needed to have labels translated, a task requiring access to the Adobe suite that the images were initially designed in (which we have and were happy to oblige in aiding Jochen).
  • Social Media 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.
  • Smatterings:
    • 102: Finalized a plan for editing Jim’s manuscript for 102 with the goal of getting it published in 2022.
    • Bring4th: Worked lightly with the CSC and enjoyed catching up on responding to wanderer stories.
    • Jonathan Tong: Received invite from Jonathan to do a zoomcast with his Seattle LOO study group and worked out some plans.
    • Jochen and Misha: Really enjoyed a great video meet-up with the inestimable Misha and Jochen, sharing personal news, learning about Jochen’s efforts in his new location in Berlin, and diving into other L/L Research questions.
    • Christmas cards: Updated and printed the list for Jim’s annual Christmas card send.
  • Nuts ’n bolts:
    • Bookkeeping: Completed a few weeks of bookkeeping since the last report to keep the financial universe in order.
    • Budget meeting: After all of November’s numbers and reports were completed, made the forecast for December to complete the year’s numbers and put together a budget for next year, scheduled it with the board, and assembled the other pieces for the package listed above (the new hire) to solicit board feedback.
    • Website maintenance:  as with the old library site, there are always small mistakes to correct or other random types of maintenance to perform.
    • PO Box: Made the typical runs to the PO box and bank for shuffle around the various things that our society deems appropriate to put on paper.

Intermediate Channeling Circles: Met on our personal time for a channeling circle on Dec 1 that focused on a group question about self-judgment. (Got another session tonight.)

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Announcements & Personal Sharings:

Gary: I had wanted to catch up on an Oct/Nov roadtrip that Trish and I took to Louisiana and Texas, which included meetings with a couple LOO study groups, but two days ago, Friday night, a weather disaster occurred nearby that made global news. At 220 miles long from start to finish, it was the longest tornado in US history, and 200 miles of it laid waste to parts of Kentucky, our home state. Drone footage of Mayfield, KY reveals a town that was leveled—it looks like a hurricane ran through it. It’s estimated that 70–100 people lost their lives, with many more suffering from injury or severe damage to or destruction of their home. It’s devastating.

If interested, here is a list of ways from Louisville Public Media you can help offer disaster relief to those affects by the storms.

2021-11-21

10/30 – 11/19

Intermediate channelings: Our small channeling circle continues meeting on a semi-monthly basis to join hearts and tune to Confederation contact. Thanks to volunteer transcriber Wen, one new transcript has been published, and a couple more are in the pipeline.

RCYT: Published two more Ra Contact Audio/Text videos to Youtube:

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  • Working with Translators:
    • Spanish: As sometimes happens, mutually independent back-to-back outreaches are made from volunteer translators. In this case, Gabriel and Hugo contacted us in hopes of offering Spanish translations. Performed the usual protocol of establishing terms and relationship, and continued working on the what and the how. Gabriel will work on producing a Spanish Ra Contact, the first to have assembled a large team, 10 people! (To date, the Czech team of four people was the largest). And Hugo will work on the Transcript Library. As we do, we made connections between them across their two continents. Thank you, Hugo, Gabriel, and team!
    • Korean: We were met with a big surprise here. Over the summer, a Korean individual reached out wanting to create a Korean Law of One. We sent the initial standard email but didn’t receive a reply. This happens now and then. Sometime later, a different Korean individual, Sienna, reached out with the same desire. That correspondence worked, and she has been underway with that task for a couple months. But then, the first individual replied recently and sent all five LOO books in Korean! It was the work of her father, who chooses to remain anonymous. However, it is a strange hybrid version that uses the updated text but formatted into five books, and only translated the Book V commentary without the actual Q&As. Much dialogue between all parties was needed to get clear. We are working on the prospect of Sienna updating the five-books to RC standards for publication to the site. Thank you, to the anonymous one and his family for the great gift! And thank you, Sienna for the work completed thus far and the willingness to adapt!
    • Farsi: Dialogued with Meysam who reported wonderful news of not only great progress with the Farsi translation of the RC, but that, thanks to the support of his translation team of Pupak and Julien, he is now able to devote his full time to the project. Thank you, Meysam, Pupak, and Julien!
    • Arabic: Dialogued with B. about his ongoing work on the Arabic RC, up into the 30s so far, and responded to his questions about the meaning in Ra’s word choice at times. B. asks some of the most challenging questions, and like other translators, he consistently reports a sense of deep meaning and honor in the work. Thank you, B.!
    • Italian: And then from the ever-enthusiastic Mauro, received revisions to the Italian RC Vol 1, along with personal updates and dialogue about the publication of the Italian Book 1 of the Law of One. Thank you, Mauro!
    • Dutch: Shared enjoyable dialogue with Erik.
    • German/French: Received from Jochen his 3rd quarter report detailing book sales and activities for German and French translations (see below). Thanks as ever to Jochen, Misha, and team!
  • Translations received & published: Horia is on fire! He continues to deliver a steady stream of transcripts, keeping us on our toes and giving us lots of practice using the new system of publishing to the new library site:
  • Bring4th:
    • Heldour semi-annual video meet-up with the CSC that included a personal check-in plus talk on Bring4th and the stewardshipping therein. So much text relationship, it’s great to see and hear the team. Flo had injured herself from a fall necessitating a hospital trip, but with a big bandaid on her head, her spirits were bright as ever. Everyone reported a sense of a breath of fresh air with the website upgrade and was happy with the quality of participation of late.
    • Worked with the team and on our own with some upcoming forum revisions, ever a work in progress.
    • Worked with Steve on the challenging road of getting bugs fixed and other improvements made to the site following the recent upgrade.
  • Social Media 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.
  • Online Store: Our online store has been broken for a few weeks, and despite Steve and Austin’s best attempts to fix it, it remains non-functional for processing payments. After kicking it a few times, it was determined that a completely fresh install of the OpenCart platform (which has undergone two big updates since we started using it) was the best option. It sounds simple enough, until you think of all of the data that would be left behind with a fresh install. A couple intensive days were spent solving this issue and working out some other kinks, and we should hopefully be close to having all of the issues fixed soon and the store will be back.
  • Single volume: After some inspiration from Jochen prompting us, the prospect of pushing out a single-volume Ra Contact was explored and a manuscript was assembled. The project is a bit outside of our current capacity at this very moment, but the pieces could come together quickly enough that the announcement could be a surprise in the near-ish future.
  • LLResearch.org search engine: Daniel continues his diligent work on the new library site, and on top of general maintenance, bug squashing, and post-launch organization, he has been focusing strongly on developing a sophisticated system to search the library in various ways. After he delivered a version that let us know how the search would function, we performed a very lengthy and intensive design review with another round of discussion and feedback for the one known as Daniel. Creating a good search is a lot more complicated endeavor than we had anticipated with this unique, large, and multi-faceted library, but we’re making our way forward.
  • AWH Audiobook: Received and reviewed Chapter 6 of the A Wanderer’s Handbook audiobook from Juliane, fully edited. Thank you, Juliane!
  • Seeker Ministry: There seems to be a noticeable uptick in emails from seekers all over the world who write in looking for guidance, asking questions about the material, offering kind words of support and gratitude, simply sharing their story, or any other number of types of messages we receive. We do our best to respond to every message that we receive with care and attention.
  • New future growth project: Began a series of intensive meetings—time, energy, research, planning, discussion—to begin looking to a new horizon on the other side of the launch of the new library website. It begins with a new step we’ll be taking and communicating soon to increase L/L’s capacity to meet the growing need and workload.
  • Morris Interview: While on a roadtrip (more later), researched, prepared for, and conducted an informative and fun interview with Morris (L/L’s oldest friend who met Don and Carla 15+ years before Jim crossed paths with them) to ask about L/L’s history from 1963 – 1984. Began the stages of transforming it into a transcript.
  • Fundraiser: That time of year is upon us again. The annual fundraiser, which we try to send out the week before Thanksgiving, always requires a huge frontload of preparation. Among the long journey to actually sending it, the address databases are updated and organized (itself a small digital journey), supplies are acquired, and the mailer information is submitted to the USPS’s complicated business mailing system. Then, with that in hand, and after the actual letter is drafted and approved, we can begin printing letters and envelopes, which then need folded, stuffed, and organized into trays and delivered to the USPS. We’re in the latter phases of this long process. And then of course there’s the email campaign.
  • Nuts ’n bolts:
    • Worked with the American publisher of the LOO who was generous in cooperating with us to finalize terms for their procedures for selling the foreign-language publishing rights to foreign publishers. This will help us to ensure the integrity of the material when it is published elsewhere. And did a little work with an Italian publisher who will be publishing Book 1 for the first time! They will be using Mauro’s translation.
    • Website maintenance – as with the old library site, there are always small mistakes to correct or other random types of maintenance to perform. And had the pleasure of adding a new study group to the directory. Welcome Seattle Law of One study group!
    • Made the typical runs to the PO box and bank for shuffle around the various things that our society deems appropriate to put on paper.
  • Intermediate Channeling Circles: Met on our personal time for two channeling circles, one each on Nov 5 (about the dance within the illusion) and Nov 18 (with individual questions).

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Announcements & Personal Sharings:

Our partner, Jochen, produces quarterly activity reports in his efforts to share the Confederation philosophy in German and French (with other languages on the way). He and Misha are powerhouses. Thank you, Jochen, Misha, Ivy, and team! Here is the 3rd quarter report.

DGDEV German & French:

  • In July Jochen had the opportunity to stay again in Berlin to scout for possible future locations and this time opportunities appeared and decisions were taken. A beautiful spot at a forest entrance, at the outskirts of Berlin’s North – this is where Das Gesetz des Einen-Verlag has been able to move in August. Jochen already welcomed a good number of seekers in the ” rural ashram” from all over Germany, and more especially of course of the greater Berlin area and surroundings in Brandenburg. Great talks, good walks, eating together, meditating together: these things make our shared spiritual lives much richer!
  • Gary, Austin and Jochen shared a great videocall in July.
  • Jochen finalized the session of September 16, 2017.
  • In August Jochen was invited to the “Körperlich” workshop week, offered and organized by a team of students of the anthroposophic university of Witten/Herdecke. Jochen gave a lecture on the Ra Contact, the Law of One and how we may, from that perspective, become more loving beings, and participated in a “fish bowl” discussion round at the end of the event. It was a wonderful event with about 80 seekers from the field of alternative psychology and medicine.
  • In September talks between Horia, the Romanian translator, and L/L and Jochen started which led to a publishing agreement between the three in the next quarter.
  • A reviewed version of the German Ra Contact Vol. 2 was provided to L/L’s archives.
  • Das Gesetz des Einen-Verlag received a powerful grant from L/L Research to speed up and help to realize the move to Berlin.
  • The collection Bündnis der Planeten: Botschaften 2017 (I) was published as softcover version, and the single session Q’uo (7. Oktober ’17) as a kindle ebook.
  • Matthias Galke and Jochen worked to soon complete volume 2 in the Ra Contact study guide series “Das Gesetz des Einen und die Evolution des Bewusstseins”.
  • Misha basically completed the French translation of “A concept guide” Guide de concepts and immediately started with the review process which came to a close soon in the next quarter. Congratulations to you, dear Misha, for another great work!
  • The French speaking Polaris study group, coordinated by Misha, met, offline and online, and various videocalls enriched the quarter with happy meetings around our work and source of inspiration.
  • Ivy finalized her translation of the Q’uo session of April 21, 2021, with Misha doing a review.
  • Misha and Jochen provided the translations of website contents of L/L’s new – wonderful! – website. 

Jochen: “I thank you deeply for our more than seven years of working, of traveling in this transcendental adventure together, and for the wonderful support that I have received from you, especially again this year. What we are observing is amazing, and I know that you find that, too. The truth is, and at the root is, that what L/L Research offers is truly “amazing” and attractive to ever more seeking souls!” 

Roadtrip: Gary: In this period, Trish and I made a wonderful roadtrip to the American southwest where we were able to meet with members of the Dallas LOO study group and join a formal session of the Austin LOO study group, along with conduct a 3hr interview with Morris about L/L history and meet with Beatriz and Tiffani. But this is already long, and time is short, so I’ll make a fuller report at the next round!

2021-10-29

10/1 – 10/29

New intermediate channelings: Our bi-monthly intermediate channeling circles continue, meeting in Jim’s living room to practice channeling and receive contact from the Confederation to share with the world. Thanks to Suzanna and Wen for their transcription services, three new circles are available to readers:

Instagram: We are excited to announce L/L Research’s newest endeavor in the social media field: our own official Instagram!

As part of our mission to share the Confederation’s message, our Instagram will feature morsels of a spiritual nature from our extensive channeling transcript library alongside professional photography or other artistic imagery drawn from open sources. New posts will be published twice a week.

Check out and follow our Instagram account here.

(Lacking our own Instagram page, we had linked to another one that had been sharing quotes from our material in a dedicated fashion. Many thanks to Lanny for his years of effort in sharing the Confederation philosophy through his own Law of One Instagram page.)

RCYT: Published four more Ra Contact Audio/Text videos to Youtube, continuing the steady march to 106:

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  • New Language Coming to Print: The indefatigable (because not a week goes by without a few transcripts) Romanian translator, Horia, reached out to us to explore an idea he thought too unlikely to become real: getting the Romanian RC into print. In desire to be of service to Romanian seekers, it was just something that called to him. It was a good impulse. If only we knew someone who had been publishing translations of L/L Research material in Europe, who knew how to format and create a book from start to finish, who understood European distribution channels, who was personally devoted to the Confederation’s philosophy, and with whom we had a relationship of trust and mutual collaboration for seven years now.

    Oh wait a minute, we do. Enter Jochen Blumenthal of Das Gesetz des Einen Verlag. Serendipity would have it that earlier this year, we worked out a new system with Jochen whereby he, in collaboration with the translator(s), could print specific titles in languages other than his German/French operation. So all it took was connecting Horia and Jochen, the sparks flew, and a new partnership was born. We added our signatures to theirs to launch the efforts to get the Romanian translations into print. Thank you so much, Horia and Jochen!

    These things seem to transpire seamlessly when people of integrity and high vibration (for general shorthand) are involved. Horia has embodied that from the beginning and has been a joy to work with throughout. We wish many blessings to this new venture in service to interested Romanian spiritual seekers.  
  • New LLResearch.org work
    • Held our first post-launch meeting, and our first meeting ever with Daniel that wasn’t all project-oriented. Though we could not totally resist the temptation to talk shop and discuss the next steps on the website (like building the search feature, integrating translations better, and installing the journals), we enjoyed general personal conversation while giving our fellow-other-monkey-self love and gratitude for the marvel that is the new website.
    • Received confirmation from Fedir about the accuracy of the Ukranian portions of the site and received the text of the Turkish translation of key navigational pieces from unity100. Thank you, Both!
    • Thank you as well to James for the syntax catch on one of the pages.
    • Created a comprehensive video tour of the new website, appealing likely to only the most hardcore of website readers, so we look forward to those five “likes.”
    • Overall it’s been so fun replying to seeker email with links what they are looking for or to other things that may help them on the new site, even receiving new questions about the new resources we’ve published to the site for the first time.
  • Bring4th.org
    • Collected reports of various bugs on the upgrades site, along with requests for changes and improvements. While the upgrade brought critically needed new functionality, some needed features were also lost or broke, and the online store also caught a bug and could not longer completely accept orders, so there is a whole new round of work on the plate.
    • Finally did what we should have done a long while ago by collecting and organizing all the Bring4th-related work onto a Trello board with Steve. Much more efficient system now.
    • Communicated with the forums about progress therein.
    • Talked with Steve about staying on as webmaster to a strong and affirmative yes. It had been an open question when, before the ugprade, it didn’t seem that he had the bandwidth or requisite ability to complete mission impossible.
    • Set up scheduling for our semi-annual video pow-wow with the community stewardship circle.
    • Updated the Mod Procedures document with updated information relevant to the upgrade.
  • Working with Translators:
    • French: As Misha completed the translation portion of A Concept Guide in French (her 13th book!) and moved into the final review stages, she then requested her new project, A Channeling Handbook. Misha first reached out in Sep, 2007. Between then and now there are over 1,600 emails in the main inbox, with more points of communication with Misha in other inboxes. In fact, bullet point is the start of a tribute that we’ll need to make later in bigger lights. : )
    • Dutch: Received from Erik his first Dutch transcript, and the second Dutch transcript ever. Thank you, Erik! Also supported his questions on the meaning of some terms. After thorough consideration, he determined that “zwerver” was the best translation for “wanderer.”
    • French: Received from Zineb his first French transcript (which, thanks to the German/French operation of Jochen and Misha, was routed to them before it will be published to LLResearch.org). Thank you, Zineb!
    • Romanian: Received from Horia his uninterrupted march to translate the transcripts into Romanian, sometimes with accompanying commentary about the content of those transcripts. Thank you, Horia!
    • Hungarian: Worked with Laszlo through several rounds to update and fix missing pieces from the Hungarian page on the new Library website.
    • Serbian: Received from Alex a Serbian transcript and dialogued about translation of the term “Law of One.” Thank you, Alex!
  • Social Media Sharing of the Confederation’s Message:
    • Updated Facebook and Twitter with Confederations quotes, and updated Patreon with L/L news and offerings.
    • Continuing working on producing the Ra Contact YouTube Videos.
  • New-old Channelings: Continued the project to transcribe previously unpublished channelings that were discovered in transferring the audio archive over to a hard drive
  • AWH Audiobook: Worked to develop a few AWH audiobook pre-editing processes to streamline the editing process for Juliane. Thanks, Juliane!
  • Nuts ’n bolts:
    • Worked cooperatively with the LOO publisher on questions of foreign-language rights of the Law of One books.
    • Worked with our attorneys on the same question of foreign-language rights.
    • Continued dialogue with the CPA and the board about the prospect of a proactively obtained audit.
    • PO Box adventures – The USPS, like many sectors in our society, is overly stressed, and the little station with our PO box seems to be struggling even worse. Whereas previously we could retrieve mail 24/7 with an open lobby, they are now randomly locking the lobby even during their open hours for reasons beyond our understanding. But we were eventually able to retrieve mail, and also thankfully sign up for automatic renewal for PO box fees (a difficulty that has evaded us in the past).
  • Intermediate Channeling Circles: Met on our personal time for two channeling circles, one each on Oct 6 (thanks Fox for the great question) and Oct 19.

2021-10-01

8/21 – 9/30

As noted in the previous entry, this Blogworthy Report was delayed by some major-major projects, including a new library website and upgraded community website:

New LLResearch.org!: As you have surely seen by this point, the new archive website is now live! The final month of production in the lead-up to the finish line seemed to snowball with more and more work, but thanks to the concentrated efforts of Daniel and our extra elbow grease, we were able to launch just a few days after the autumn equinox. Please read the news announcement linked above for a list of many of the new features, services, and resources on the new website, along with some of the goals for the near- and long-term future.

Upgraded Bring4th.org!: In addition to the change of the template itself (the way the website looks and feels from the user’s perspective), the site is finally fully useable from a mobile device! That means it scales to one’s phone, and can be read and posted to easily from one’s phone.

We also worked with the CSC (Community Stewardship Circle) to streamline and update the Guidelines of the forums, revise moderator procedures, and launch a new forum called “What is Love?” that we situated at the very top of the forums.

In connection to the launch of the Library site, we will prune unneeded features from Bring4th’s home page and sync the remaining features to their corresponding pages on the new Library site at LLResearch.org where the information will have been transplanted. The long-term plan is to eliminate the home page altogether and distill the Bring4th site down to its essence: the forums. While all of Bring4th’s non-forum features will eventually move over to LLResearch.org, the forums will remain a semi-independent website distinct from the Library website.

With these efforts and more to come we hope to make Bring4th a more mission-aligned and positively oriented experience for all.

Though we, Gary and Austin, invested our share of effort, it was Steve who made the upgrade itself happen. In completing this upgrade, Steve struggled and toiled and had a couple Charlton Heston’esque moments of questioning the Sky God on his knees wondering why the Divine Master hates him so. What was supposed to take a few days stretched into 2.5 weeks as he had to take off time work and spend a multitude of nights deep into the a.m. in a life that includes raising a family. As he summarized: “It seemed as one pipe became fixed, another leak sprung somewhere else in the system, and this continued in frequency and complexity until I was up to my neck in water.” But, he persisted.

Steve, we extend our love and bowing heartfelt gratitude to you for this gift to L/L Research and to the users of this forum. Thank you so very much! We are happy also to report that after 13 years of purely volunteer service, which included building Bring4th.org itself, Steve has finally accepted compensation for the first time as well.

New Intermediate Channeling Circle transcript: We continue to joyfully meet for our regular channeling circles. Thanks to transcribers Wen and Suzanna, plus a little extra editing and formatting, two new transcripts have been published:

ABOD Narration: Jim also recorded a moving narration of a message from A Book of Days to share with seekers:

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  • Working with Translators
    • Arabic: We received sessions 10–20 of the Ra Contact in Arabic from B., not to mention joyful conversation, thank you B.! (Making language 20 when it is published.)
    • Farsi: And thanks to M., Ra has made their debut in Farsi (Persian), in the form of the first five sessions! Thank you, M!. (Making language 21 when it is published.)
    • Korean 1: We received outreach from one J and their family who all seemed interested in translating the LOO into Korean. We got that ball rolling with the standard translator terms and protocols we send to all translators and… the line went cold, as it sometimes does.
    • Korean 2: But the universe, undaunted and apparently wanting Ra to make their way into Korean, sent us Sienna who reached out a few weeks after J. This time the line stayed hot and we have had a productive start to what looks like the promising prospect of translating Ra into Korean. Thank you, Sienna! (Will make language 22 if it comes to fruition.)
    • German: Jochen has succeeded in his relocation to Berlin! This is not just a personal move, though, he is busily networking with seekers in Berlin to form a Law of One center in the capitol with regular meetings and much potential for service and growth. We were able to issue Das Gesetz des Einen Verlag a small grant to support the move. And Jochen has begun work on helping L/L Research to form a more solid foundation for a license management program following the model that he pioneered for the French and German languages. We are also exploring the prospect with him of forming a European publishing center for all languages of that continent.
    • Romanian: Received from the most prolific translator of the transcripts (following his work on the RC books), Romanian translators from Horia. Thank you, Horia! In addition to enjoy dialogue, also had the pleasure of connecting Horia to Jochen for the possibility of getting Romanian into print.
    • Dutch: Received help from Lucas on translating portions of the website. Thank you, Lucas! Also received outreach from a Dutch seek offering to volunteer their efforts for Dutch translator and got off to a wonderful start. Then helped quickly and in multiple rounds to translate portions of the new website. Thank you, Erik!
    • French: Misha is nearing the end of translating A Concept Guide into French and occasionally finds errors with the Q&A numbers or other typos. Gratefully logged those, Thank you, Misha! Also received outreach from Zineb, a PhD student in North Africa fluent in French who wanted to help the French efforts. Also off to a wonderful start. Connected Zineb to Jochen and Misha. Thank and good luck, Zineb!
    • Serbian: Worked a little with Alex on updating the translation of the most fundamental phrase/concept in the canon, “Law of One,” into Serbian. Thank you for the extra care, Alex!
  • Translations: Thanks to Ivy (French), Jochen (German), and the translation powerhouse known as Horia (Romanian), we have a good stack of new transcript translations to share with the non-English-speaking world. Thank you Ivy, Jochen, and Horia!
  • LLResearch.org-Related: Among the many items accomplished in the final minutes of the ultra-ultra-long marathon to get the new website published on our end (Daniel’s list of tasks is even longer), include:
    • Finishing the transfer of recently published content from the old site to the new site.
    • Scouring the site for bugs, reporting, exploring, and solving them (the latter being Daniel’s forte).
    • Working to get some finalized translation aspects squared away with the various translators, especially with Sean regarding the distinction and functionality between Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
    • Finalizing a watermark design.
    • Polishing up the FAQ and adding a few more questions to the mix, along with a dozen or more other pieces of text around the 5,000+ page website.
    • Working out the podcast RSS feed.
    • Updating the copyright policy.
    • Managing some difficult DNS and security certificate issues once the switches were flipped and the official announcement was imminent.
    • Dialoguing with Ian (creator of and webmaster for the first incarnation of the library site) to learn more about the history of the first site and receive some constructive feeedback
    • Working on the search feature in hopes of it being launch ready but yielding to the inevitability that it will need to be a post-launch project.
    • Worked on examining every aspect of the URL tree structure of the site to further simplify.
    • Creating the news announcement with and social media announces for the website and the three social media outlets
    • And pinged each and every available translator with a spreadsheet of English terms used for navigating the website that Daniel put together to make the site more user-friendly for foreign readers. All that coordination a sizeable project in itself, thanks to: Luisa (Spanish), Misha (French), Jochen (German), Alex (Serbian), Powel (Polish), Horian (Romanian), Edgard & Pedro (Portuguese), Mauro (Italian), Laszlo (Hungarian), Romi & Vojta (Czech), Lucas and Erik (Dutch), Sean and Terry (Chinese, worked extra hard thank you), Ori (Hebrew), Kirilina (Bulgarian), Lana (Swedish), Fedir (Ukrainian), Unity100 (Turkish). Other than Turkish (on its way), only Russian or Indonesian remain unresponded to.
  • Website publishing: Now that the new website is live, publishing to the archive site can resume as normal. Along with new translations and a couple channeling transcripts, Tomas also helped us out by creating PDFs for the recent channeling circles. Thank you, Tomas!
  • Seeker ministry: As always, seekers continue to write in looking for guidance, directions, simple answers, to share their stories, to offer love and gratitude, or to simply connect. We do our best to give each message individual due attention, and continue to be honored to be in a position that serves as a connection point for so many wanderers and seekers.
  • Light/Lines: The Fall 2021 edition of the Light/Lines Newsletter has gone out, with a channeling discussing topics ranging from kundalini, our relationship with the collective, new energy, and the metaphysics of African American origins and culture. You can check it out on our new Light/Lines archive page. Printed, packaged, and shipped the hardcopy version for those without internet or those incarcerated seekers.
  • New board member: Welcomed Suzanna Miller into the mix! A regular attendee of L/L events, and a reliable volunteer, Suzanna is someone with whom we have a rock-solid relationship of mutual trust and love, and someone who has a deep love and passion for L/L’s mission and the Confederation philosophy. A very grounded and balanced person, she works excellently on a team while being an independent self-starter with multiple entrepreneurial ventures in her life, including her own rather bold, spiritual, service-based undertakings in leaps of faith into the unknown. She holds a beautiful blend of world savviness and spiritual seeking, a much needed balance for an organization that exists within the world, outwardly, but seeks beyond its boundaries, inwardly and upwardly in time/space and beyond. Welcome and thank you, Suzanna!
  • Instagram: Built and launched and began posting to L/L Research’s own first Instagram account! (Waiting till after announcement of the new library site to announce Instagram.)
  • AWH audiobook: Juliane was delayed in the work due to her cat Nico having some health issues, but she is back on the case! And very uplifting in her feedback about the new website. : ) Thank you, Juliane!
  • IMU: Continue not to receive notifications from the IMU forums where Jim conducts the Basic Principles of the Law of One course. Tried getting tech support on the line and relayed forum essays to Jim and his replies to them.
  • TAW videos: Finally began receiving finalized videos from our dear friend and L/L volunteer, Ken, from the Tilting at Windmills interview! Still a big project to come, we’ll need to watch them all and add overlays where footnotes (of which there are many in the book) may be appropriate.
  • Untranscribed Channelings: In the long process of getting the audio of the channeling transcript library onto a hard drive, Trish discovered over 20 sessions that didn’t have text transcripts on the website. She got a project underway to transcribe those previously unpublished channelings from the 70s – 90s. 
  • Tarot card deck proposal: Made contact with a couple of generous seekers who are interested in helping to produce a professional quality tarot card deck based on Ra’s specifications. Dialogued and scheduled upcoming meetings.
  • Sharing the Confederation’s Message: 
  • Updated Facebook and Twitter with Confederations quotes, and updated Patreon with L/L news and offerings.
  • Continuing working on producing the Ra Contact YouTube Videos.
  • Processed and shipped orders from the online bookstore 
  • Nuts’n Bolts: 
    • Online store: As Steve upgraded the Bring4th server for the forum upgrade, it had some unintended consequences on the online store, which is hosted on the same server. After he pulled most of his hair out trying to solve the issue, it appeared that the issue had solved itself. But unbeknownst to us, there was a second and deeper issue still gumming up the works. So we are back to troubleshooting and Steve is back on the task trying to get is squared away. Teamwork between Trish, Austin, and Steve seems to be showing the way.
    • Legal stuff: The legal realm is such a mundane and secular aspect of our world that is surprising how relevant it is to an organization like L/L Research and the material that we publish. We continued working with our attorneys to clarify and explore certain aspects of copyright as they apply to some of our current situations. It is an interesting exercise to approach this through a spiritual lens.
    • Audit: Proactively explored with our CPA and the board the prospect of gaining an external audit of the finances. A very costly prospect, we are learning!
    • Foreign-language contracts: Worked in multiple rounds with the publisher of the original LOO books about our stipulations for foreign-language contracts to help us ensure the integrity of the translation as best as possible. Also connected to the legal stuff bullet point above.
    • Bookkeeping: And since the last report, performed five to six weeks worth of bookkeeping to keep the financial universe in order.
  • Smatterings: Worked with seeker to create new merch offerings on our Etsy page (Thanks, Matthew Beck!) | In the course of creating the Ra Contact YouTube videos (where the original audio is overlaid with the text), discovered tweaks missed words or other minor tweaks. Sent to Tobey for updates on his site. | Received word from the publisher of the original five volumes of the LOO that they have updated the softcovers. | Reached out to Luis to see if he would want to add the Austin LOO study group to the new study group directory and received an affirmative reply. Thank you, Luis!
  • Intermediate Channeling Circles: Met on our personal time for three channeling sessions, one each on Aug 25, Sep 8 and Sep 22.

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Personal sharing & Announcements:

Seven years of Das Gesez des Einen Verlag on Oct 1 – Seven years ago today the ink (digital) dried (figuratively) on the paper (Word doc) officially establishing Das Gesetz des Einen Verlag and launching L/L Research’s first licensing partnership/satellite operation. With great quantity of time and quality of effort, disproportionate to the financial returns of the enterprise, Jochen proceeded with gusto and preserved in his efforts. 

Not long thereafter he combined forces with one of L/L’s most treasured friends and translators, Misha, to form Maison d’édition La Loi Une (Allemagne). And they have been a power team ever since as their network has expanded to include volunteers working directly with them along with others interested in supporting their efforts in the belief in what we are all doing here on Earth and in desire to share in the same mission.

And seven years later not only has Joche and team managed to print and make available a considerable number of L/L Research titles, including some of their own, but now Jochen has begun a whole new promising chapter in Berlin! And the growth continues as he look to start a Law of One center with group meetings, network more intensively, help form the basis of a licensing program for L/L Research, and even explore the possibility of launching a European print center for L/L titles in other languages.

Cheers to seven years and a toast to the next seven!!!

Asheville visit – The week the new website launched, Trish and I (Gary) worked remotely in Asheville, NC, while in the company with our friends in the Asheville Law of One study group. It was a successful experiment in working remotely while continuing the collaboration with our friends, though mostly at this stage a deepening of relationship and a continued exploration of mutual other-self discovery.

Since our last visit just before the pandemic in Jan, 2020, they’ve come a long way. Among their group, they’ve five homes clustered together that forms something of a small village. They share group work-based projects, group works in consciousness (like “ceremonial inquiry” using The Work of Byron Katie, authentic relating, and radical honesty circles, among others), evening meals that rotate between houses, and homeschooling not only their own kids but other parents who enroll their children in their program, along with the weekly Sunday Law of One study group (now in its fifth steady year) followed by a potluck and a fire circle.

The region itself is so rich with mountains and natural beauty and alternative/spiritual/eclectic/granola/progressive cultures, and rich with the pioneering efforts of our dear friends to anchor one point of light (among others around the planet) for the birth of a new earth, the density of love and understanding.

2021-09-28

Dear seekers,

We’ve fallen behind on getting a new entry together for the Blogworthy Report because we’ve had some major projects underway at L/L Research, at the top of which is the new incarnation of the library website! Following is the short version of our announcement. We will resume the normal blogworthy report shortly.

 
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We are beyond excited to announce the official launch of the new and improved LLResearch.org! It has been a long journey, to say the least, and thanks to the efforts of developer Daniel Shields, the new site wildly exceeds what we hoped to achieve for a more reader-centric experience. The entire site has been redesigned from the ground-up to make it easier to read, navigate, and find what you’re looking for; a new system for storing, presenting, and managing our content has been implemented; and many new resources and features have been added for interested seekers to dive deeper into the Confederation’s teachings and learn about L/L Research. Read the full announcement with a list of new features here: https://www.llresearch.org/news/2021/new-llresearch-org.

We offer our immense gratitude to Daniel, any volunteers who have helped bring this new website to fruition, and everyone who has lent your support to L/L Research in whatever outer or inner form. And thank you to those who have hung on with us through the long years it took to get this website launched.

With love and light,

L/L Research

2021-08-20 – Blogworthy Report

7/24 – 8/20

New Intermediate Channeling Circle transcript: A new channeling circle transcript was published from July 7th, where Q’uo was asked about the nature of the rational/intuitive mind, and why Ra calls it “the great virtue and the great handicap of third density.”

Youtube: We continue the steady march forward with the Ra contact text/audio project for Youtube, as we break near Session 80. The project may reach completion within half a year!

Interviews: Jim has done a few interviews and podcasts lately, and three were recently published:

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  • New website: The brunt of work needing done to bring the new website to life naturally falls on valiant Daniel’s shoulders, but there is still plenty for us to do as well, including:
    • Finished publishing a very long list of recently updated missing content, becoming quite familiar with the new CMS publishing system. There were over 90 new items to be published since the point that the site content was transferred to the new site. Also discovered and logged some quirks and bugs along the way to sort out with Daniel.
    • Contributed to the redesign of the home page Daniel made.
    • Developed a watermark style for the Ra contact photos and began the process of manually applying it.
    • Helped Daniel with some minor questions about the Unified Index as he builds a system to host it, along with the Glossary, Unusual Words list, and other unique resources. He’s creating something which is turning out to be a work of genius on his part.
    • Updated L/L’s copyright policy with clearer text
  • Translators & Languages:
    • Romanian – Horia: Received a new session. Thank you, Horia!
    • Dutch – Horia: And from another Horia received an offer to translate the Ra Contact into Dutch. This is such a funny language. As we’ve reported in other blogworthies over the past few years, Dutch was the first language that Ra was translate into when an amateur Book 1 was gifted to Carla and Jim. But it was lost to history until it resurfaced several years ago, a gift from a Dutch seeker who scanned it all and highlighted how riddled with errors it was. Since then, a few translators have attempted to take on the quest but to no avail. Eugenie got the furthest, making it to session 4. Horia’s background and obvious acumen reveal that the work would be in highly competent hands. A couple of extensive rounds of communication and we’re feeling optimistic. Thank you/good luck, Horia!
    • Arabic – B: Enjoyed offering assistance to some excellent questions from the one known as B about the meaning of words, phrases, concepts, and English idioms. (It’s surprising how many idioms that Ra employs.)
    • Pawel – Polish: Same with Pawel, we were able to test our know depth (or shallowness) of understanding by helping him with questions about the Ra Contact. We always appreciate fastidiousness from translators.
    • Catherine – Russian: Dialogued with Catherine who’s nearing the home stretch of producing a Russian 101.
    • Turkish: Interestingly, thanks to collaboration with Jochen we formulated L/L’s first policy about machine-generated translation. Soon thereafter we received an offer from a Turkish seeker whose heart was in the right place but whose ability with English was not up for the challenge of translating this complex, dense, jargon-heavy, often idiomatic prose from the beloved Confederation sources. They would have used google translate, so we had to thank them but unfortunately decline.
  • Das Gesetz des Einen Verlag:
    • Received wonderful news from Jochen that he’s located an economical place on the outskirts of Berlin to relocate to and launch his Berlin Ashram/publishing center that is rural, near a buddhist retreat, and not far from the city. You could feel his joy through his emails. Congratulation, Jochen!
    • Received from Jochen the second quarter activity (below) & sales report for his and Misha’s + supporters German/French operation.
    • Worked out the details to provide, at our own unprompted initiative, a small grant to Jochen to for mission-based costs in his startup efforts in Berlin.
    • And commissioned him for a week’s work to put together a licensing manual for future prospective licensees.
    • Received from Jochen an updated version of the Ra Contact Volume 2 in German and we worked to help create high quality covers for his new Kindle books.
  • Website publishing: Normally a blogworthy would contain a substantial number of links to various things that have been posted to the website recently. With the new website on the horizon, that meant that each item would need published twice – once to the old and once to the new. As the launch draws closer, there was a certain cut-off point where it would be most efficient to most new content needed to be posted only on the new website, to cut down on excessive redundancy. So there has been much published to the new website that we cannot link to, since it is not live yet. These are primarily translations, but also some interviews, transcript PDFs, and more. A few from Horia (Romanian) did make it to the site before the cutoff:
  • Stewardship Circle: Entered new intensive phase of work with the ace team including Diana, Patrick, Louisabell, Aion, Flofrog, and Spaced by brainstorming on things like:
    • Giving the guidelines their third systematic overhaul to create a 3.0 version, this time with focus on streamlining and simplifying.
    • Refining the moderator procedures with an eye also toward streamlining, simplifying, creating greater autonomy, and guarding against burnout by helping to lighten the burden of the difficult job
    • Reconsidering forum structure and focus
  • Sharing the Confederation’s Message:
    • Created proposal for extending L/L Research’s social media presence to include its first official Instagram account
    • Updated Facebook and Twitter with Confederations quotes, and updated Patreon with L/L news and offerings.
    • Continuing working on producing the Ra Contact YouTube Videos.
    • Processed and shipped book orders to recipients around the world. Received this video in an email from a Urdu-speaking seeker to whom we sent some books, a tangible manifestation of the Law of One traveling around the world. This fellow wants to facilitate the translation of the Ra Contact into Urdu, the official language of Pakistan. So earlier this year we gifted him a set of books. Our provincial little brains just found it delightful that this philosophy can travel to places like Pakistan, and that books that were once in Louisville are now there. Efforts are also underway to get the material translated into Hebrew, Arabic, and Farsi (aka: Persian, the language of Iran). Love and light goes where it’s needed, Ra says.
  • Seeker Ministry: There remains to be no shortage of emails and contacts from seekers from all around the world, reaching out to share love and gratitude, to ask for guidance or seek insight into parts of the material, to share their stories, or just generally making a connection. It can sometimes be an intensive task to respond to these emails, but it’s always an incredible and unique honor to make these connections.
  • Continued work on a proposed L/L Instagram account:
    • Compiled a collection of short Confederation quotes for use on IG posts
    • Curated photos for use as backgrounds
    • Worked in Photoshop to create potential posts
    • Created a test IG account to test out posts, profile picture, etc.
  • Nuts’n Bolts:
    • Completed L/L’s weekly bookkeeping expertly, assiduously, fabulously
    • Worked with Steve E. on renewing the SSL certificate that had caused the archive website to have issues for a day. (Even though there’s no secure content we get the SSL anyway for the “https” so that people’s browsers aren’t warning them about an unsecure site.)
    • Began updating the L/L Etsy store to include some hoodies and sweatshirts per the kind request of a fellow seeker
    • There continue to be some snags in the process of working stuff out with the copyright office, but thankfully we have the great resources of some amazing attorneys to guide us through the process and navigate the red tape. Hopefully this is the final piece.
    • With the help of our CPA, completed an annual census survey. Love our CPA.
    • Issued the semi-annual royalties to Tobey for sales of the Ra Contact books.
  • Smatterings: Relayed Jim’s communication to IMU students at work in those forums + worked with their staff about notifications not being received| Confirmed the slight refinements that Tobey had found to our slight refinements on 73.3 as a result of the Ra Contact YouTube project| Came upon a Ra passage that confirms the Wide vs. Narrow-band question| Lit a fire back under the butt of the one known as Ken about the TAW videos. He’s aiming for September.
  • Intermediate Channeling Circles: Kept running into scheduling snags but finally got together 8/18 Channeling Circle done on our own time.

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Some highlights from Jochen and Misha’s second-quarter report for the German and French operations.

  • During the second quarter an important decision began to transpire: that Jochen will move the Das Gesetz des Einen-Verlag to Germany’s thriving capital city Berlin. Hence he checked out the potential and challenges of such a move during a longer stay in June.
  • Misha held good contact with her Polaris study group, and Ivy continued her social media activities.
  • Ivy completed her first channeling translation (that of December 5, 2015), and Misha helped reviewing it, and helped also reviewing some bits of A Concept Guide while translating it rather quickly, up to page 315 by the end of June.
  • Misha, Gary, Austin and Jochen, and for a moment also Trisha, shared a wonderful zoom call in May.
  • Bianca joined the German translator team and took up A Wanderer’s Handbook.
  • Jan and Jochen finalized the early Hatonn message of March 2, 1974 in German, and Jochen provided also the translation of the September 3, 2017 Homecoming meditation.
  • Jochen had great phone and video calls with seekers from France, Canada and Germany and with a volunteer for the Serbian Ra Contact translation, Sheyla.
  • In Berlin Jochen met with Daniel and Klas in order to see what could be made happening in terms of community building and public events. And the preliminary summary is: a lot! And all the three want to begin that Berlin group soon.
  • On the last day of the quarter, L/L Research offered Jochen to take up a function / role of license consultation, in order to develop this venue of the L/L network.

Personal sharing & Announcements:

Trisha’s grandmother passed away just before the pandemic got underway in this country, Feb 2020. The other week her family was finally able to hold a memorial service as they came in from OK and FL to join family here. It was good to be with them. They all came over to our place, we loved having a bunch of kids screaming, laughing, and running around. It was a small Catholic service. After it was over her aunt took the opportunity to evangelize her family and then played a version of Amazing Grace sung by Elvis. Many paths there are to the Creator.

Then the following week we returned to my (Gary) hometown. We spent a day at the VA (Veterans Affairs) hospital with my dad for several appointmetns and a couple days transferring my dad from his apartment where he had been living with a caretaker to a facility with a memory care unit. His dementia is deteriorating pretty rapidly. He has some difficulty with the logistics of basic functions including going to the bathroom and eating, we must remind him to put fork to mouth frequently. And he gets stuck in very short loops, asking the same question over and over and over again, and barely absorbing what you’re saying.

But, he is an absolute chatterbox. Talk talk talk talk talk. Nonstop. It’s memory roulette with him as he hops around from one topic to the next like a runaway train. God he says some funny things. And by some miracle, he’s happy. Like really happy. He loves his new home, loves the opportunity to socialize, and cries for the other dementia patients there when he sees them wandering around.

It is hard to see him in this state. In a way, our dad is gone. And it’s been an ordeal of red tape from Medicaid to VA benefits to guardianship to other medical and facility paperwork. But he’s gifted our family a group project that has brought us even closer in harmony and mutual support after losing my sister last year. And he’s really become a bright light. So sweethearted, docile, caring, ready to cry at the drop of a dime, he melts all of our hearts. We love you dad.

2021-07-23 – Blogworthy Report

6/19 – 7/23

New Intermediate Channeling Circle transcripts: As we’ve kept up our regular meetings to channel every other week, and the transcription team has gotten into the groove, we have four new transcripts to share with the world:

Ra Contact Unified Index: When we published The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One, we created a slim companion booklet called The Unified Index. It contains a comprehensive catalogue of around 590 terms found in the Law of One. It is uniquely designed to enable an in-depth study of this inexhaustible material. 

We are pleased to announce that Tobey Wheelock has integrated the Unified Index into his Lawofone.info. Each and every Q&A is now hyperlinked to its place in the material. Check it out here! https://www.lawofone.info/unified-index.php

Youtube: The project to combine the Ra contact audio with text in video format continues on. Primarily a project of archival importance, there are still a number of viewers who seem to listen to and appreciate each new session as it is published. As painstakingly slow as the audio is, listening to it in real time is not the most effecient way to study the material, but for the student interested in an immersive contact with the experience of the contact, it offers a unique opportunity.

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  • New website: Things are looking bright for the new site! Right now we are at the very onset of morning when the night’s darkness begins to give way to the faint, advancing light of a sun that hasn’t yet peaked over the horizon. We conducted and celebrated a big milestone by:
    • Launching beta test: After Daniel installed a feedback widget on the site, we put together a plan, drafted an invite, and pinged a list of beta users! A pre-unveiling of the new site! The feedback that came in was so affirming and encouraging, with many things identified in need of either correction, improvement, or further consideration. Subsequently issued a google forms to collect more intensive feedback. Thank you everyone who participated! And a special thanks to the one known as Ian, LLResearch.org’s original creator and webmaster, who took some time to share his feedback – it was extra special hearing from him on the eve of the new site. The website he built has held on for ~25 years.
    • Meeting with Daniel: Met with Daniel to process all the feedback received via email, widget, and google forms, making decisions about what, when, and whether to implement. There was lots of valuable insight from everyone. Then reviewed the website as a whole and planned for the month-long home stretch.
    • Content additions: There was a point a few months ago where Daniel collected all content from the old archive site to build the new site. Since that time, all updates to the old site have not made it onto the new site, with 60+ individual items and updates accumulating during that period. So now that we’re in the homestretch, we’ve started whittling away at that long list, learning more about the publishing process on Statamic as we go.
    • Ra Contact resources: Finalized a couple remaining resources, including working with Diana F. on the illustrations for the “Healing & Initiation Machine.” Thank you, Diana! And putting together a rough draft of a directory of community-generated resources and places of study for the new site.
  • Languages & Peeps: While our translators are still hard at work, we’ve entered a phase where we will pause publishing new translations to the old archive site and instead only add them to the new site, in order to cut down on workload and redundancy as we approach the launch of the new site. But Horia managed to squeak a few in before the cutoff!
    • Romanian – Horia: Thank you, Horia!
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      November 1, 1987 – Sunday Meditation in Romanian
      – January 13, 1991 – Sunday Meditation in Romanian
      – January 6, 1991 – Sunday Meditation in Romanian
    • Italian – Gianluca: Just when the search-and-rescue teams were about to give up, he emerged! Gianluca is alive! We made one final attempt after over a year of outreach to get him back on the line. We were wondering if he would want to transfer the many-liked but completely dormant Italian FB page to the present Italian translator, Mauro. Gianluca came through with flying colors! He transferred ownership of the page, relinquishing all translation involvement right now due to life commitments, and gave us a synopsis of the odyssey of his past year plus, which includes a baby. Thank you and congrats to you and Inla!  
    • Italian – Mauro: As if having recently finished the Italian RC was not enough, we received from Mauro the Italian Law of One books. And if that were not enough, with Gianluca’s support, Mauro re-launched the Italian Facebook page. And if that were not enough, we began some preliminary exploration on the topic of licensing partnership for the Italian language. This entity is a fountain of good energy. Thank you, Mauro!
    • German – K: Over several rounds, dialogued with K., and worked with Jochen, on the novel and interesting question of whether to accept machine-assisted translations for the Transcript Library. After consideration, we determined not to support machine-assisted translation at this time. We consider the messages of the Confederation to be sacred. Not in being “better than” other sources of insight, just to say that it is clear that the Ra Contact and the messages of the Confederation constitute a primary source of inspiration and information of and about the Creator for many human seekers. Thus we feel that the transcripts are best served when firstly appreciated and honored by the living intelligence of a human being from start to finish. Indeed, from Jochen’s and Misha’s lifelong, professional perspectives, the transcripts are “incomparably better” when performed by a human, particularly as the Confederation’s message is replete with very unique jargon and English idioms.
  • Das Gesetz des Einen Verlag: Multiple rounds of working with Jochen, first in just enjoying with him his journey to Berlin and the unfolding likelihood of his relocation there and the launch of a German-language center there for the Confederation philosophy! In over six years of working with Jochen, this is the happiest we’ve seen him. | Also learned that he is working with a Turkish translator on the prospect of a Turkish RC. | And held a long video meeting just today to discuss the possibility of Jochen designing a manual and program for future prospective foreign-language licensees, for which he could serve as a consultant. We’ve given him the green light to go ahead and build the how to manual. Thank you, Jochen!
  • Transcription Crew: Two of the original four found that life pulled them in directions that did not support their volunteer service. So, we reached out to the remaining two to ask if they would be okay tackling with one channeling session per month. Fortunately they said yes, and did not require begging or pleading. Thank you, Suzanna and Wen!
  • Light/Lines Newsletter: We issued the Summer 2021 edition of the Light/Lines Newsletter, containing some brief L/L updates and a channeling session examining Ra’s statement, “Things come not to those positively oriented, but through such beings.” Check out the newsletter on our newsletter archive page, or sign up to receive newsletters on our subscription page.
  • Gatherings Newsletter: We also issued a brief Gatherings Newsletter, giving updates on the channeling meditations, new website, the Community Stewardship Circle, and a new homeschooling initiative from our friends at the Temple of the Open Heart. Though upon writing this blogworthy, we’re just realizing it is not in a form accessible via browser. Oops! You can sign up for future editions on our subscription page.
  • Bring4th and the CSC: Worked with the CSC to revise and refine the guidelines related to health, mental health, and diet, putting the changes into effect. They’re small changed that probably won’t affect discussion much, but they will hopefully reinforce the desire to approach these topics with respect when discussing them on the forums. You can read the announcement here.
  • Seeker Ministry: Though not quantified, it feels like seeker email is gradually growing. Focusing our attention with the intention to be of some help, the three of us may each spend up to half a day or more each week replying to the various emails that arrive from around the world with questions, insights, confusions, and stories.
  • Archetypes Android app: We have been communicating with a talented and motivated mobile app developer, Josh, who has been working on creating a mobile app to help with the study of the archetypes. We’ve been working with him to give small points of feedback and guidance, and the project is coming together nicely. You can check it out on his website.
  • AWH Audiobook Updates: Received word from Julianne that her computer woes may soon be over and the work to edit the AWH audiobook can resume.
  • Archetypes workbook handout: Worked with Joseph Dartez to support the updating of the archetypes workbook he created for a 2014 gathering that we will be sharing in our Archetypes & Tarot resources on the Ra Contact page of the new site.
  • Jim interview with Olga: Got Jim set up with Olga to conduct his first interview using a translator go-between! She hailed from Siberia and from what we can tell of the Russian pages, seems something of a new age lightworker in those parts.
  • Sharing the Confederation’s Message:
    • Created proposal for extending L/L Research’s social media presence to include its first official Instagram account
    • Updated Facebook and Twitter with Confederations quotes, and updated Patreon with L/L news and offerings.
    • Continuing working on producing the Ra Contact YouTube Videos.
    • Processed and shipped book orders to recipients around the world!
    • Continued digitizing channeling tapes
  • Catalyst: Issues of interpersonal friction, organizational politics, and public relations will always be present in any organization or business. With an organization like L/L Research doing spiritual work and service, these issues will always carry a different kind of flavor, since the very foundation of the organization is centered on spiritual principles. We’ve had some difficulties bubble up in this arena lately, asking for our attention in both official and personal capacities. The Law of One offers a framework for meeting these issues that can be both stabilizing and challenging, asking us to approach such challenges with open hearts of love. The main challenge with this is that vague notions of love and acceptance can be incredibly difficult to put into word and action when a situation is mired in deeply tangled interpersonal and organizational energies. The complexity of even small portions of our third-density experience can be astounding and baffling sometimes. Though we may stumble, sometimes gloriously, we always attempt to bring our focus to the heart when meeting these types of challenges. Whether there is healing or not, whether the practical needs of the issue are met successfully or not, catalyst is always generated. And we do our best to recognize that this catalyst like this is not simply a challenge to overcome, but an essential ingredient for our spiritual growth as individuals and as an organization. “Fun” is not a hallmark of these types of experiences, but they are ultimately a boon upon our path, even if they don’t seem that way at the time.
  • Smatterings: Began collecting and editing photos of Jim’s garden for a potential photo album. | Created individual PDFs of all the terms from Adept – Will in A Concept Guide.
  • Nuts ‘n Bolts
    • European Union shipping: In quite unfortunate news, the EU has decided to enforce some pretty strict VAT regulations for shipments coming into EU countries from international sources, which would include shipments from our online store. The new regulations are unfortunately too much overhead and complication for us to implement into our processes, so we have had to cease shipping to the EU completely. We placed proper notice in the associated places on the Online Store and directed seekers to the UK or DE Amazon sites.
    • Stereo system: The stereo system at Jim’s house, used primarily for tuning during the channeling circles, decided to retire its service to our circle. So a new one was sought out and installed, with much improved sound quality, and potential for utilizing a Bluetooth upgrade.
    • CPA: Worked with the CPA on an annual survey required of NPOs.
  • Intermediate Channeling circles: Held a couple channeling circles. However, due to recent catalyst, we repurposed the second channeling circle into a silent meditation, and we doubled the length of the opening round robin in order to process and share together. We found it was quite helpful in coming together and releasing some energies. (As always, these channeling are on our personal time.)

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Personal sharing & Announcements:

Asheville Law of One Study Group: Trish and I (Gary) were on a weekend, dog-centric camping trip in Nantahala National Forest of western North Carolina a few weeks ago. Our two pups were stars. As we were 1.5 hours west of Asheville, and as it was a Sunday, the time for their weekly Law of One study group meeting, we made the journey and surprised the study group. It so happened that this week they began on the Kundalini section of A Concept Guide.  (They integrate ACG into every fourth week of their meetings.) It was great to study with them in person and share energies!

Love to our dear friend Steve E. who recently said goodbye to his 96-year old grandmother. After receiving all her family for her birthday in the New England area, she passed while everyone was on their way home. One wonders if she held out long enough to see her family one more time. And love to everyone affected by the terrible flooding in Belgium and Germany.

And a message we shared from our friends in the recent Gatherings Newsletter from our friends in Asheville:

Starseed Homeschooling

The Law of One community in Asheville has birthed a micro-homeschool collective called Starseeds which has been a great success for over a year now. It is a spiritual education for children grounded in the Law of One principles. We are expanding and starting a Teen program (ages 13-18) this coming fall, which will be based here in our village. Who doesn’t wish they were introduced into this culture when they were a teenager?

One of our village members, Karin Petersen, has been exploring boarding a few students in her home to offer them housing to attend our teen program. It would be a cultural immersion into our village life. The Law of One community here, built upon the principles of the positive polarity, has a small village of 5 homes in the Swannanoa River valley outside of Asheville, NC. We share meals and gather regularly. We have woods to roam, gardens to soak up, a river to swim, and 4 children who already live here, 2 of whom are teenagers.

Our purpose is social harmony and raising children in love and light. We have deep commitments to work through conflict, track impact on each other, and do repair. We are learning and growing and making our share of mistakes, and striving nonetheless to move towards a social memory complex.

We want to share our riches, which is our culture. Living with others who are committed to being service to other is magical. Even better, practicing the tools to harmonize is a privilege. 

Do you have any fellow Law of One family who are blessed with teenagers who may be interested in a spiritual education?

Would you be willing to put out the word to your Law of One community and help us find these teenagers who call to us? 

If so, please contact karin@totoh.org for more info. And check out our website, www.totoh.org.

Our hearts warm as we think of each of you. We hope you are nurtured and steeped in the love and light of the Creator!

2021-06-18 – Blogworthy Report

6/5 – 6/18

Youtube: Listening to Ra’s words as spoken so faintly through Carla immerses one in the energy of the contact. At least for those who find a feeling of home in Ra’s messages, it can be a meaningful if not sacred experience. The steady march continues to pair the original audio with the text and make it freely available via YouTube. Two more sessions are up:

Chinese language: The One Center in Taiwan translated and published A Wanderer’s Handbook several years ago, and then per the publishing agreement, recently sent us their PDFs to publish to the archive site for free, for all Chinese-speaking wanderers to read. And then thanks to Sean’s help in translating the archive site page, we were able to share the free PDF with the world. Thank you One Center and Sean!

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  • New website:
    • Daniel will stay on! Daniel has gifted L/L Research nearly two years of volunteer effort to build, from the ground up, coding and databasing and all, the new LLResearch.org. As we near the site’s launch, and learning that Daniel would be seeking new incomed work out in the world, we officially propositioned him, asking if he would stay on the team post-launch as L/L’s new primary webmaster.

      Daniel brings a very broad and modern skillset, what might be called a “full stack” developer who can work proficiently on all aspects of the website, from the back end to the front end, complicated server management, coding, design, etc. He also has a master’s degree, so he brings a significant level of education to the job. And he has been incredibly professional in his approach to the website so far. In fact, he’s been a pleasure to work with the whole way. Daniel is a very gentle, reserved, and a compassionate person. We haven’t experienced a single moment of friction between us.

      And thanks be, Daniel accepted! It feels wonderful to use this increase in funds toward the mission! And thanks to the board for approving of the update to the annual budget.
    • Website text: On a website that has so many different sections and hosts such a large collection of content, there are inevitably many, many small pieces of text descriptors, pointers, directions, explanations, etc. – lovingly called blurbs. Each one needs edited, proofed, and updated to the actual website, and with the new CMS platform, there are several different ways to go about this. Some are also hardcoded into the website, requiring Daniel to change the text manually. He has also had to guide us as we learn the ins and outs of how Statamic is utilized. It has been a long process of getting all of that text drafted, proofed, and published. But we are essentially done! Only a few minor pieces left that rely on updates to other aspects of the website before they can be finalized.
    • Search function: For the student of the Law of One and other L/L material, a decent search function to scan the transcripts for keywords is an invaluable tool, and something that has never really existed on the old archive site. It will thankfully be a key function of the new website. Daniel has been hard at work searching for good search engine services, testing them and figuring out how to implement it in the most useful way.
    • Beta testing: Got our first beta tester! Our friend Aaron Maret, architect by training, gave the site a once over and offered his feedback. We then put together the invitation and list for the upcoming beta testing period, to take place during the next blogworthy cycle. The goosebumps are growin.
    • RC Resource: Pyramid diagrams: Continued working with the artist extraordinaire, Diana F., on the illustrations for one of the new resources we’ll be offering on the Ra Contact page. Another final couple tweaks and it will be finished. Thank you, Diana!
    • Archetypes: Received from Joseph a preface to a workbook that he created for a 2014 workshop he led and designed about the archetypes. Though his study and understanding have evolved considerably since that time, it is still an excellent study tool for the archetypes, and a decent stand-in until he completes his multi-year project to write a comprehensive book called The Tarot According to Ra.
    • Organizing Resources: Put some thought into refining the design of the resources being offered on the Ra Contact page, creating new categories and gathering new items to offer.
    • LLResearch.com: While not technically related to the new website, Daniel did give us a heads up about the llresearch.com domain being available for sale, so we snagged it and set it up to redirect to the official llresearch.org page.
  • Bring4th: Dialogued with Steve E. on some Bring4th questions. After solving the mystery of the errors preventing the upgrades, he’s on the downhill track toward officially rolling out an upgraded Bring4th. He thinks that by early July, users might be able to enjoy an updated and improved Bring4th! (Including a site that is mobile friendly for the first time.)
  • Copyright office: Worked with out amazing IP attorneys to continue settling an issue with the copyright office, which has apparently been in much disarray from the pandemic, but it looks like things are finally looking clear for everything to be settled.
  • Payroll: Had some puzzling mysteries to resolve regarding paying international contractors via our payroll service and the tax implications of such. Thankfully, the IRS offers incredibly clear and not-at-all-confusing guidance for that kind of issue. (He wrote sarcastically.)
  • Working with Translators:
    • Vietnamese: Transferred the Vietnamese-language rights to Brand Skybooks for a five-year term! And many thanks to them, they agreed to send us back a PDF of the book to publish to our website to stay true to our mission to make the material available in all languages.
    • Romanian: Dialogued with Horia and received from him KPF and Mobi files of the Romanian Ra Contact. Thank you, Horia!
    • Russian: Dialogued with Catherine about the Russian Living the Law of One 101. She reports that she’s just a couple chapters away.
    • Serbian: Made our first connection with Sheyla, a lovely and humorous soul with a colorful life path who wants to help get L/L’s material into Serbian. Thank Connected her with Alex (another Serbian translator) and Jochen (for potential collaboration on the existing Serbian RC text).
    • Italian: Received some updates from Mauro on the Italian RC, dialogued with him moving onto Book V of the LOO, and talked about his interest in launching an Italian FB page. Which prompted a final outreach to the MIA Gianluca, which returned a surprise reply! Gianluca reported some major life changes since we’ve heard from him, including a baby, a marriage, and moving out of country. He is happy about Mauro’s efforts and will transfer over the existing, very large and very dormant Italian FB page.
    • German: We’ve been in dialogue with Jochen about wonderful, transformative events in his life, including a likely move to Berlin where he and a couple other seekers have dreams of regular public meetings, group study, rural garden support for an urban center, renting an office that can double as a space for public programs, a “public shop,” and otherwise setting up a center for spiritual seekers in Germany. It all sounds so rich with potential!
  • Seeker Ministry: Every week we get a wide variety of messages from seekers all around the world. These are predominantly from seekers who are reaching out with questions about the material, looking for guidance or advice, wanting to share their experience or story, hoping to find some kind of connection, or simply offering gratitude. It is a constant honor and joy to respond to every email that we receive.
  • Sharing the Confederation’s Message:
    • Updated Facebook and Twitter with Confederations quotes, and updated Patreon with L/L news and offerings.
    • Continuing working on producing the Ra Contact YouTube Videos.
    • Processed and shipped book orders to recipients around the world!
    • Continued digitizing channeling tapes
  • Nuts ‘n Bolts:
    • Completed the weekly bookkeeping x2 and held the balance of the financial universe in order
    • Harmoniously worked out a royalties question with the publisher of the LOO books.
    • Performed the usual maintenance and corrections to the archive website.
  • Smattering of Others
    • Helped to get Jim set up with an interviewer in Siberia who would use conduct the interview using a translator for both parties. | Continued learning photoshop to launch an L/L-run Instagram account.
  • Intermediate channeling circles: met on 6/9. As always, this is a volunteer effort on our own time. The group question in this circle was about how the infant “contains the universe.”

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Personal sharing & Announcements:

– On personal time, joined with Jim to make a group visit to see our dear friend Fox! Enjoyed a meal consisting of veggies straight from her bountiful garden as we ate outdoors underneath the willow tree in a very peaceful, very quiet rural setting. Visiting her and her husband out in the countryside, I think we’re reminding of what paradise can taste like on Earth when one lives in harmony and love with the land (and is able to tune out the news…).