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Interests: Gary Bean and Austin Bridges wear a lot of hats in attempting to meets the needs of the organization and the readership. Our weekly Blogworthy Report represents most of the diversity of our various honor/duties. In our work we have the added honor of collaborating with volunteers in the various projects and services that L/L Research offers. We love the Confederation philosophy, L/L Research, and the readership with all our hearts.


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The Blogworthy Report details the adventures, happenings, and work of L/L Central. On a bi-weekly basis, Gary Bean and Austin Bridges share the highlights of their and Trisha Bean's collaborative work for L/L Research, along with sharing the daring exploits of a global network of volunteers. Occasionally they may also offer a specific update, a personal reflection, or unconditional love.


2021-04-12 - Blogworthy Report
Published by L/L Central on April 12, 2021 10:45pm.  Category: BW Report

 

3/20 - 4/9

 

Community Stewardship Circle: After much fun and productive effort, with many points of discussion, planning, writing, thinking, training, and emoticon'ing, the Community Stewardship Circle is officially live!

 

What that means is that Aion, Diana, Flofrog, Louisabell, Patrick, & Spaced will be actively fulling the roles of Bring4th's first ever stewards. Their twin and equal responsibilities are to uphold Bring4th's collective agreements (as articulated in the Guidelines and Principles), and to help to cultivate the energy and the tuning in L/L Research's online community. Toward that end they created a mission statement and principles document that you can read here.

 

In the months of supporting and witnessing their construction of their stewardship circle, and in helping to train them on the complex task of moderating a forums built upon a philosophy with a fundamental respect for free will, we came to appreciate this beautiful band of human beings. To a person, each has demonstrated significant care for the well-being of the forums, a high regard for our shared philosophy, a desire to collaboratively find solutions, a willingness to hear multiple viewpoints, and a capacity to operate in the open heart in a spirit of service to others. We believe in them fully. We are not only ready but excited to turn over the keys to them.

 

Flofrog, Diana, Louisabell, Aion, Patrick, and Spaced, (with special shout-out to Glow) thank for the months of effort. We look forward to supporting you and growing with you in your service to the community and L/L Research.

 

Garry Fung: As the pages turn in the story of Bring4th and a new chapter begins, we also say farewell to a core pillar of the community that saw Bring4th through several different phases: the one and only Bring4th_Plenum.

 

In July of 2013, one year and eight months after he first joined Bring4th, Plenum agreed to volunteer his time to moderate the forum chatroom (a function since retired). A few months later, in January of 2014, he stepped up once again and donned the mantle of forum moderator. Since that day he has offered his time, energy, attention, and heart to serving in one of L/L Research's most ongoing and important volunteer positions.

 

If you look at Plenum's posting history on the forums, you'll find a guy who consistently shares meaningful insight with heart, wisdom, and playfulness. He unwaveringly approached the duty/honor of moderating with the same exact spirit. With every issue brought to the mod table, whether large or small, Plenum graciously offered his due consideration and never failed to bring a unique piece of insight that always offered more light to the situation. And throughout those years he kept a studious watch over the forums, defending against waves of spambots, keeping subforums and threads organized and in the proper place, and helping members old and new as a real steward of the community.

 

Over those years, we've grown quite fond of this Australian fellow who offered himself so freely to this service. For several years in a row, he made the trip from the literal other side of the world to join us here in Louisville for our annual Homecoming gathering, and over that time he has become a true spiritual brother to us.

 

As tends to happen, the dynamic dance of life flows and changes. With the launch of the new Community Stewardship Circle, Plenum has shared with us that he feels that it is time for him to set down this duty and allow for the natural progression of energies to take place. We accept his retirement with immense gratitude and awe at his selfless service.

 

Garry, thank you for everything. We are honored by your light, and hold you in our hearts. Wishing you all the best in whatever comes next!

 

Practice channeling transcript: Thanks to Suzanna, the first transcript from our new transcriber team was completed! Followed by our editing, formatting, and publishing to the website. Thank you Suzanna! March 10, 2021 - Practice Channeling Circle

 

Podcast: We got a couple more podcasts on the books, the first one recorded earlier this week with special guest Doug Scott. Doug is a mental health professional and theologian. He joined us to discuss the fascinating developmental model called Spiral Dynamics and explore how it correlates to the Law of One. You can read his work at cosmicchrist.net, and listen to the episode on our podcast page, Episode 98.

 

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  • Working with translators
    • German: Jochen also sent a new version of Voices of the Confederation with some corrections, and we got that published to the site, and we finalized terms to present to new volunteer translators for German and French editions. And we received a new offer from one Bianca and engaged in the beginning stages of relationship building and setting terms. Thank you, Bianca!
    • Polish: Pawel continues steady work on the Polish translation of The Ra Contact, and was ready to translate the index, so with the new, easy translator index that Mauro and Jochen helped develop, we got him set up. Also helped him out with some fonts.
    • Arabic: And helped out B. with some great questions as he continues his translation of the Arabic version of The Ra Contact. One of the most interesting and engaging things for us to do is discuss questions with translators regarding interpretations of the material. Ra used such unique language that is confusing even for English speakers, and it is interesting to see what specifically grabs a translator's attention. It's almost always illuminating to consider questions from this cross-cultural perspective.
    • Hungarian: Discussed some specific and publishing details with Laszlo regarding the Hungarian translation.
    • Italian: Responded to the ever sunny Mauro regarding questions about the Italian translation.
    • Urdu: Though not an active project yet, received a sweet video made by Syed after receiving his RC books. He hopes one day to help support a translation into his native language.
    • Chinese: And received from the One Center the semi-annual royalty report on the Chinese AWH, Secrets, and What is Love, with some dialogue between.
  • Confederation mp3s!: Over the course of some years, Gary then Austin transferred the massive cassette database of the Transcript Library over to CD in real time to help preserve them. Trish has been taking those CD's and importing them directly to mp3 on a hard drive and cloud and has finished where Gary and Austin last left off, all the way back to 1978! Now time to get the rest of the analog cassettes over to digital, but this time directly from cassette to mp3, no CD in the middle.
  • New Website:
    • Translations: Previously we reported that Daniel had finished getting translations sorted on the new website, which wasn't 100% true. He had finished a significant part of the process, but as always, there are lots of odds and ends to tie up. Included in this were some questions to sort out regarding the Chinese language translations, which opened up a new project of working with Sean to get the backlog of Chinese translated transcripts sorted and hopefully make them available on the new website.
    • Website text copy: Every piece of text on the website needed reviewed, edited, and proofed by two pairs of eyes. And so it was done!
    • Other pieces: 99.8% finished on finalizing the FAQ, the financial page, the History & Origins page, and the RC page.
  • Audiobook Contractor: Looking upon the backlog of audiobooks, and with Trish's time and energy being pulled in other directions, we decided it would be best to seek out a contractor to finish up this tedious and specialized work. And as happens so often when a need arises in L/L Research, synchronicity aided the process and an audio professional happened to cross our path as we were about to begin the search. Upon seeing her portfolio and enthusiasm, it seemed a natural fit. So after some research and development of workflow and instructions, and a fantastic meeting over Zoom, Juliane has begun the journey of editing audiobooks, starting with where Trish left off on A Wanderer's Handbook. Welcome aboard, Juliane!
  • Coming Home to a New Earth planning: Our mindset has still been rather anchored in the necessary precautions around the pandemic, so we hadn't returned this year to our annual collaboration with our Asheville friends for the Coming Home gathering. Thanks to a spark from Zachary, the ball was put into motion and discussion began with a new idea for a limited gathering designed to balance with the limitations of our present circumstances, but still be in-person event. In support of Jess Mund who is spearheading on their end, put together a comprehensive five-page document mapping out all the questions that a producer must answer in building an event. Quite a useful blueprint actually that offers us yet another way we institutionalize our memory and learned experience.
    • And simultaneously, tentatively began some internal discussion in consideration of L/L's Homecoming in Louisville this year.
  • Sharing the Confederation's message: Continued the uninterrupted work of updating L/L's Twitter and Facebook with quotes designed to offer some illumination and inspiration to others lives, and continued sharing L/L-centric news on our Patreon.
  • Seeker Ministry: Continued the weekly project of processing, considering, feeling, listening and responding to emails sent by seekers around the world who find light in L/L's work, learning as much as we share.
  • Nuts & Bolts:
    • Dug into refining L/L's 990 with our CPA. Last year was our first year with them and involved a TON of work getting set up and learning how the 990 is formed in a way the previous CPA never helped with. Thanks to all that work, this year is so much more streamlined, but still not without some elbow grease.
    • Did the usual regular tasks, like went to the PO box to retrieve snail mail and made corrections to the archive website, etc. etc.
    • Processed and shipped orders from the online store.
    • Completed a few weeks' worth of bookkeeping for the organization
    • Had a follow-up with our IP attorneys about a copyright project initiated last year. Seems that the US Copyright Office has been in a state of disarray due to the pandemic.
  • Tilting at Windmills Video: Received some audio samples from Ken that he helped to clean up from the amateur video and conducted a project overview. He's aiming to be finished by mid-May, at which time he'll turn it over to us.
  • Practice Channeling Circle: And on personal time, met for a channeling circle on March 31. It was a group question that focused on why Ra said that things come not to but through positively oriented entities.

 

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Personal sharing & Announcements:

 

April 1 Anniversary: We joined Jim in marking the completion of six full years since Carla Rueckert-McCarty left behind her body to move into the more light-filled realms. Jim wrote in his Camelot Journal: "Today is the sixth anniversary of Carla's passing into larger life. It seems to me that at least ten or fifteen years have gone by since that day. I would guess the reason for this is because I still miss her so much, and time kind of slows down when it comes to thinking of her. Of course, I know that time is an illusion, and one day we will be together again, and all the time we have been apart will seem as only the twinkling of an eye."

 

Prayers for: Cal, our dear friend Suzanna's son, who had a successful surgery to resolve severe scoliosis with a titanium rod. And to our dear friend Terry and his countrymen/women. Terry is a resident of an island nation across from which is a menacing power with territorial aims.

 

And a reflection from the Greek translator of the RC, Vasilis: "My spiritual exploration started in my research on conspiracy theories. While watching a public lecture [from a certain personality], The Gnostic concept of the ''Source'' came up. According to the Gnostic tradition, everything originates from this domain of infinite stillness, depicted in the centre of a Gnostic drawing as a black circle. At that moment, something clicked in me. I somehow resonated with that. My 100% strictly intellectual brain and my materialistic programming were in for a bumpy ride, thankfully.

It was then that my journey tumbling down the rabbit hole of spirituality began. Alan Watts, Quantum Physics, Ancient Greek Philosophers, Eastern Mysticism and Astral Projection research, led to my awakening. At the age of 17, I got it! I finally got it! We are all one pure infinite consciousness experiencing itself forever and ever. I started laughing uncontrollably totally blissed out. Tears of unbelievable joy were pouring like crazy. I felt the interconnectedness that binds all things. I would give anything to relive this experience! May every human feel this kind of awe, at least once in their lifetime."

"If I had to choose one of the following two things. Either all the money in the world or the knowledge from these books, I would pick the latter, no joking, period."

 




2021-03-19 - Blogworthy Report
Published by L/L Central on March 20, 2021 12:54am.  Category: BW Report

 

2/27 - 3/19

 

Youtube: While our Youtube is an underutilized resource, we are thankfully able to post regularly thanks to the Ra Contact Audio/Text Video project. Work continues steadily on the long-term project, but at this pace, we should be done well before the end of the year!

Transcription Team: You may have noticed that L/L Research has a decent amount of channeled text available in its library. Well it so happens that Confederation sources do not type their transmissions into the written word, convenient though that would be for us. Instead human instruments speak them aloud. Thus it is that the transcriber provides a vital link between these sources of spiritual insight and their text manifestations for spiritual seekers around the world.

 

Over the years, L/L has generally relied upon a single volunteer transcriber (though various projects have involved the help of multiple transcribers). Writing this without consulting with Jim, our memory begins around 2003 when Gary was that primary volunteer transcriber for several years. He thinks he was followed by Aaron T., who held that torch for some years herself, before passing it to Laura M.

 

The need again arose for an L/L transcriber, so, tapping the volunteer list for the first time in a while, we put out the call. The wave of support that bounced back was so inspiring! Seekers were sufficiently grateful for L/L's work that they wanted to give back and participate. So we innovated a whole new design. Instead of one transcriber, we'd have a team of four (who were very hard to choose from the abundance of fantastic offers we received). Then built a new system using otter.ai (which creates an AI-generated text transcript) and trello (which is an amazing tool for multi-party collaborative projects) to streamline, track, and coordinate the whole process.

 

And as of this report it is up and running! Many advanced thanks to Suzanna, Tracy, Wen, and Indi, L/L Research's new transcription team!

 

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  • Seeker ministry: As usual, in inbox overflows with emails of all types. Among some of the most meaningful are the stories, anecdotes, thoughts, questions, gratitude, requests for aid, and all sorts of various communications from seekers all over the world. We are in the incredible position to not only have the honor and duty of helping those who reach out to us with some question or need, but to hear the amazing stories and learn about the journeys of seekers from all walks of life. We respond to every email with as much attentiveness as possible within the constraints of our energy and time. It can be a significant task that is constantly with us, but it is an amazing source of connection to our central mission and those seekers who are drawn to this material.
  • New Website: The Amazing Daniel (honestly and sincerely we cannot overdo the superlatives for that one) continues his steady march forward, accomplishing what may be the last major task on his plate (if he just ignores the seemingly infinite pile of smaller tasks on all of his plate), he managed to get all the translations incorporated into the new database. HOORAY! Much more complex than it would seem with so many unique puzzles to unpuzzle. | We have also turned own attention to chewing through the many tasks required of us before launch, including:
    • Content Management System: Worked with Daniel to learn the ropes of our CMS, test out the markdown parser, find small holes and bugs, and work out all the kinks of the process of editing and publishing stuff to the new site.
    • Front-of-House Website Text: Scattered across every page and section of the new site (around 80 or so places) are snippets or fragments of informational text, most small, some large. These all need reviewed, edited and re-reviewed, then actually implemented on the new site. No small undertaking, we organized all that text on Trello and began editing and filling in those pieces in earnest. The project will take a few weeks.
    • Yellow-Ray Page: Created a new kind of page for the new site that gives the legal and financial details about our small organization, like the non-profit details, information about finances, and devising a new way to proactively share our IRS 990 filings with those interested in the mundane side of running a spiritual non-profit organization.
    • Gatherings/Workshops Page: Homecoming and other gathering materials have not been updated on the old site in some time, so this opportunity was used to learn about publishing unique, non-transcript materials to specific pages on the new site. Some hiccups were found along the way that need sorted out, but the gatherings materials will launch on the new site completely updated.
    • Ra Contact Page: Finished assembling, curating, and building new content for this page, including information of the tarot, rituals in the Law of one, pyramids, new illustrations, a directory of study groups, invitation to translate, new glossaries. And speaking of the final one, with Trisha's ace support, we created an "Entities and Places" in the Law of One. But then realizing that everything is defined conventionally, and with little reference to what Ra (often uniquely) had to say on these points, we enlisted one of the strongest scholars we know, Sean, to see if he might be able to bring it home. To our good fortune, he said yes. These among other pieces.
    • History & Origins Page: Finished assembling existing and building new content for this page, including updating an L/L Research timeline that ended for the 2015 publication of Tilting at Windmills, writing pieces for Don's notebook, literary critique, the silver flecks, the appurtenances, and editing the transcript of a conversation we enjoyed almost ten years ago with the man, then still living, who introduced Don to the Confederation channeling in 1961.
    • FAQ: Wrote the first draft for an 88-question FAQ!
  • Community Stewardship Circle: And speaking of teams, the transcription team isn't the only one launching. We work with and in support of the incredible efforts of the Community Stewardship Circle of L/L's online community at Bring4th. We had a tentative aim for a March 1 launch, but there proved to be a good deal of work yet, so the progress continues as policies are built for roles and role delegation, group decision-making, communication, new moderator procedures, the framework of the relationship between L/L and the CSC, mission and principles documents, among other things. The group also weather its first challenge and came out on the other side on their feet and moving forward. So many thanks to the stellar efforts of Louise, Diana, Patrick, Flo, Aion, Spaced, and Glow!
  • Translated transcripts: And thanks to some very hard working translators (Jochen, Marlena, and Anton), a good number of transcripts were able to be published to the archive site (after applying the proper formatting on our end):
  • Other translation work:
    • German:
      - Also worked with our wonderful and amazing partner, Jochen, on a few more of his industrious endeavors. He came up with a new way to punctuate the German Ra Contact cover to be more accurate to the language, so new covers were made and generated for the three translations; and he sent along updated versions of both the German Ra Contact Volume 2 and French Secrets of the UFO, both then published to the archive website.
      - And we had the pleasure of meeting Ivy, a new volunteer for his and Misha's operation who will manage the French social media of the publishing house.
      - And we received a German translation offer from one Jan, and after going through the initial protocols, we connected him with Jochen.
      - And we worked on developing new volunteer translator protocols with Jochen.
      - And we discussed the recent book that Jochen published in German, Matthias Galke's  "Intelligent Infinity" which, as you might have guessed, draws heavily on the Law of One. They are in need of an English editor for an English edition. So if you happen to have editing and translation ability and would like to support the effort, they have some compensation to offer as it is an intensive task.
    • Indonesian: In another example of consistently great work, Fatiha was able to return the list of translated terms that Mauro developed to expedite the translation of the massive Index. Using those terms, we were able to create an almost complete and formatted Index for the Indonesian translation of the Ra Contact! But being the first of its kind, in a process of discovery, a need for a bit more translating work was discovered. Thankfully, Fatiha very graciously agreed to continue the great work.
    • Polish: As published above, received Marlena's first batch of three translations. She is beginning to get into the groove. Thank you, Marlena!
    • Spanish: Also in a first, received Esther's first batch of six Spanish translations. Thank you, Esther!
    • Portuguese: In what is certifiable, objective, indisputable a synchronicity : ), two Brazilian seekers converged on L/L Research at the same time, one with a desire to offer a skillset, the other in need of that skillset, neither knowing each other. The former was, Edgard, an old volunteer of L/L's who was our chief volunteer editor before we taught ourselves how to self-publish and built our own operation. He re-emerged after years of no communication and wrote asking about editing and formatting a Portuguese Ra Contact. The same week, a fellow we had been in contact with last year, Pedro, to talk about translation, and with whom various email miscommunications transpired, surprised us with a (very poorly formatted) Portuguese Ra Contact! Nature took its course from there as we spoke with both parties about the other and, following their affirmative replies, initiated the connection about the same moment as publishing this report.
    • Hungarian: Received from Laszlo, the longstanding Hungarian translator, a carefully revised Hungarian translation of Book 1 that also included an RC Index! With detailed subsequent dialogue about where to go next.
    • Romanian: Discussed the scope and usefulness of different projects with Horia, including his own exploration of the Ra Contact Audio/Text Video in Romanian, that you can see here.
    • Chinese: Brought to a close the well-meaning efforts of Terry's friend, Carol, to proactively locate a publisher for the Chinese Ra Contact. Thank you, Carol!
    • Dutch: And received another point of hope for the poor Dutch translation waiting decades to see the light. An offer arrived, kicking the translator processes into gear. No reply yet! We shall see.
  • Bring4th maintenance: Worked with Steve (who worked with Bring4th's webhost) through multiple rounds to understand and solve some odd occurrences on Bring4th, including extended crashes and irregular connection issues for some users. Thankfully, solutions seem relatively forthcoming and should be easy to implement.
  • Audiobook project: Continued work on how to outsource the audiobook editing of the backlog of Jim-narrated audiobooks in the L/L library. And in the meantime, continued editing the audiobook for A Wanderer's Handbook.
  • Nuts 'n Bolts:
    • PO Box: Made the usual trips retrieve mail from the PO Box. For an amusing few days, we were thrust into an Mandela Effect style situation where we thought the PO Box ZIP code was different from what we had thought all along, thanks to an old filing mistake and lack of knowledge of the postal system. Order was restored with a simple and embarrassing question to the mail clerk, who informed us of a difference between residential and PO Box zip codes.
    • Form 990: The 990 is the form that NPOs must file with the IRS at the end of each year. Still loving our new CPA, they gave us a checklist (CPAs do that?). Assembled and created all the needed info for L/L's annual filing and got it shipped off!
    • Computer: The real workhorse and unsung champion of L/L Research, the present one that Gary is using, probably six years old or so at this point, began to crash. A search was begun and a new incarnation was ordered.
    • Payroll Taxes: For those following this saga at the edge of your seats, you'll be excited to learn that is has come to an exciting and satisfying climax, with our service successfully changing our filing status and method, and making the proper filings and payments via the proper state systems. It has been a wild ride. For those who want a sequel, don't worry - there's always more tax code red tape to keep us all entertained.
    • Bookkeeping: Completed the weeks' worth of bookkeeping solving puzzles along the way and keeping the financial universe in order.
  • Sharing the Confederation's message and L/L's work
    • Collected, curated, and posted quotes, uploads, news, etc., for L/L's Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon.
    • Worked on The Ra Contact YouTube videos
    • Processed and shipped orders from the online bookstore
  • Law of One Publisher: Worked with the publisher on a couple questions, including our mission-centric stipulations for foreign publishers interested in the work (like keeping the work available for free as a pdf), and reviewing their revised and great-looking covers that will carry their new imprint.
  • Carla's Letter Tapes: In the Carla's Niche section of the archive website is a stash of Carla's "letter tapes." They are the transcripts of the communications that Carla sent to seekers in the late 80s/early 90s when she was almost entirely bed bound. A new batch emerged. Began the process of getting the cassettes over to mp3 for eventual transcription.
  • Practice channeling: Outside of our L/L'ian duties, got together for another practice channeling circle, hopefully published in the next couple of weeks.

 

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Personal sharing & Announcements:

 

Said goodbye to our friend Laura as she passed gracefully through the doorway and moved into her true home-the realms of love, light, and unity. As Austin wrote to Laura's husband in our group email dialogue:

 

"When she first reached out to volunteer for the prison ministry service years ago, I knew the kind of person she was by her very first email. She said she was a victim's advocate, which is already an incredibly admirable position, but then she also wanted to volunteer to correspond with incarcerated seekers to aid them in their journey. The completeness of that desire for service is incredible. To have such an intimate knowledge of the darker side of human expression by caring for victims, and then turning and saying you want to also serve the ones who commit violence! She said in that first email that she understood fully that abusers were very often victims themselves. It really takes a strong heart full of light to take in such a complete picture, and extend it in a true desire to serve all."

 

When Aaron T. retired her transcription service , Laura went on in earnest to fill in her big shoes by becoming L/L's transcriber. This she did faithfully beginning just before the pandemic, and when channeling resume some months later, she stuck with it until her cancer returned, and even then she insisted on volunteering until she was physically unable.

 

But we stayed in contact and through her hospice period, her light glowed so brightly that it reminded us strongly of the last time we had seen that sort of brilliance as Carla Rueckert made her own transition. We all felt her inspiration. As Jim said:

 

"Sometimes it takes the impending loss of a loved one to remind us what is really important is finding the love in every moment and sharing it freely with everyone we meet. Laura is such a good example of being able to do that while knowing that her time is limited. Actually, that is true for all of us as we never know how long it will be until we, too, will be knocking on heaven's door. Laura is giving each of us a good chance to consider how to look at our life and our friends and family. We are all teaching and learning from each other, and the concept of leaving the body puts so much into perspective."

 

Sensitive, compassionate, wickedly witty, devoted, altruistic, and seeking spiritually until the end, thank you for the great honor of sharing some of the path with us, Laura. We shall see you again. <3

 




2021-02-28 - Blogworthy Report
Published by L/L Central on February 28, 2021 6:53pm.  Category: BW Report

 

2/13 - 2/26

 

Law of One Podcast: We had the honor of connecting with BJ Harden Jones and Aaron Maret, founding members of the Asheville Law of One Study Group, dear friends, and generally cool people to discuss how the Law of One can relate to other spiritual systems, methods, or philosophies. In this case, we trained our focus on a subject that BJ had long studied and become a proficient practitioner of, The Work of Byron Katie. It was an illuminating and informative discussion. You can check it out on our podcast page, episode #97 - https://llresearch.org/podcast/default.aspx

 

Youtube: The project to pair the audio of the Ra contact with text in video format continues, with two more sessions being published to Youtube:

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  • New website: Daniel's amazing work continues on pace with the new website, and we are doing our best to turn our efforts towards supporting him, getting him what he needs, and giving attention to the pieces of the website that need our direct attention. This includes various things like:
    • Sending Daniel the Word documents for Ra Contact translations so he can potentially generate individual transcripts for the site
    • Generating new, high quality versions of the translated book covers so that there are consistent and quality images for launch
    • Preparing documents and text to be included on a new "Yellow Ray Details" page (organizational and financial info and the like); etc.
    • Working toward completion of the Ra Contact page which will include a host of resources, some never published. The remaining piece is a glossary of "Entities & Places" in the Law of One, made possible with lots of excellent help from Trisha.
    • Continuing to create and assemble content for the "History & Origins" page, including never-before-published content.
    • Coordinated with Daniel about design consideration.
  • Community Stewardship Circle: The other big project in the works, the Community Stewardship Circle had set a tentative launch date to fly solo in their operation for March 1. It seems unlikely they and we will hit exactly that mark, but much work was undergone on their end, and much on ours, including working to define and self-delegate the various roles to fulfill the various duties and services of the circle; articulate the dynamics, boundaries, responsibilities, and expectations of L/L and the CSC in their working relationship; determining the processes of protocols and decision-making, etc. Many many thanks to the superteam of Louise, Diana, Flo, Tanner, Patrick, Glow, and Spaced
  • Annual General Meeting: Produced a full and comprehensive year-end financial report for the organization to insert as one piece toward creating an agenda for the annual general meeting of the Board of Directors. Held a most productive meeting looking back at the year that was and looking forward to new projects while asking ourselves how we can meet the growing needs of the organization. 
  • Audiobook: While Trish continues her steady work on editing the audiobook of A Wanderer's Handbook, we've come to the conclusion that we're ready for some more help in that area. Some time was spent researching various audio editing services, gathering information and quotes, trying to account for the unique necessities of this particular project. An initial proposal for a contract was put together to put out to the community soon.
  • Working with Translators
    • Arabic: Continued working with B to get the Arabic script/font sorted out for his work in translating The Ra Contact into a language that uses quite a beautiful script.
    • Russian: After a lapse long enough we assumed that he had discontinued his service, a surprise Russian transcript arrived from Anton. Thank you!
    • Dutch: One might reasonably conclude that there is a curse against the Dutch Law of One. It was the first language ever to be translated. A Dutch Book 1 was gifted to Carla and Jim in the late 80s. Subsequently thereafter it was lost to history until it resurfaced several years ago not on our own shelves by a Dutch seeker who came upon a home printed copy in the Netherlands. However, it was riddled with errors and omissions, we learned. It was thus in an unpublishable state.

      A couple points of hope appeared over the years but nothing manifested until Eugenie showed up last year. We hit it off really well and she moved forward with a heart full of service, but she ran into the logistical stumbling blocks of daily life and found her progress mostly halted. It just so happened that around the same time a new Dutch translator appeared who had connected with Jochen and was ready to take up the work. So after careful communication, the Dutch RC was transferred from Eugenie to the new translator, with the road looking wide open. Then this week we learned that the new translator ran into her own life difficulties and had to bow out. Thus over three decades later, the Dutch translation remains unpublished.
  • Law of One Publisher: Had a meeting with the publisher of the original books regarding foreign-language publications of those books. Subsequently put together new protocols and communicated them, and had a video meeting with one of the translators on related questions.
  • Sharing the Confederation's message and L/L's work
    • Updated Twitter, Facebook, and Patreon with quotes, uploads, news, etc.
    • Worked on creating the Ra Contact YouTube videos
    • Worked on editing A Wanderer's Handbook audiobook
    • Processed and shipped orders from the online bookstore
    • Helped relay communication to IMU students for their teacher, Mr. McCarty, while communicating with IMU about a bug in the system.
    • All three of us responded to a variety of seeker emails. Questions about the material, questions about life path, reflections and feedback, philosophical ponderings.
  • Nuts 'n Bolts
    • Bitcoin: While we're not fully set up to receive payments for our online store via Bitcoin, we did get set up to receive direct Bitcoin payments thanks to one individual's generous offer to donate some. And according to some Bitcoin enthusiasts, all we have to do now is sit back and ride the BTC value to the moon.
    • Payroll service and tax: The changes and mix-up of the state payroll tax and our payroll services have mostly been working out, but there is still some close monitoring to do to ensure the autopilot is on the correct course.
    • Created royalty reports and issued payment
    • Completed a couple weeks of L/L's bookkeeping

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Personal sharing & Announcements:

 

Our friend Laura is in hospice. She gradually moves closer to crossing the threshold that takes one out of the incarnation and into the greater state of being. Without going into her medical details, it is an unimaginably painful situation, not unlike those Carla knew, but like Carla, the light of her dignity, integrity, beauty, and serenity shines through so strongly. When the body is failing and her focus consumed sometimes with making it the next 60 seconds, she emanates peace and resiliency, an acceptance of the process, and humor. OMG she cracks us up.

 

In a recent communication she shared the following. I found it inspirational for the state of mind it points to. I asked and received permission to share it.

 

Laura: Daily I am blessed with moments of peace and well-being. These moments also enable me to KNOW I am being supported and loved by spiritual family friends and guides soon to be reunited with. Can't articulate it in language or compare it to any other 3-D experience. 

 

It is a place though where you KNOW all is well in the truest sense of the concept and there are no mistakes and nothing to fear. Whomever I'm with at the time  (or are in my thoughts) all i want to do is give them 100% of my attention, listen without interjecting, give them all of the space. It's the deepest sense of well-being and ground to let go of any personal narrative to fit MY illusion. I can be the ocean rather than a drop of seawater. It even occurred to think about maybe this was kind of what it was like before the veil: such happy, shiny, contented, secure in the deepest sense of unconditional love.




2021-02-16 - Blogworthy Report
Published by L/L Central on February 17, 2021 2:18am.  Category: BW Report

 

1/30 - 2/12

 

YouTube: Continued on with the publication pipeline of The Ra Contact text/audio project for Youtube:

Practice channelings: Thanks to the transcription services of Laura, got the two most recent practice channeling transcripts transcribed, edited, formatted, and published to the archive website:

10 Years of Basic Principles of the Law of One: This February marked the tenth anniversary of Carla's class "Basic Principles of the Law of One." In 2011, Carla was approached by the then start-up, IMU (International Metaphysical University) asking if she would like to be an instructor. She loved the idea and with our support she created a course that mapped to her book Living the Law of One 101. Each of the course's 12 segments corresponded to a chapter in the book. Each segment included reading a chapter, listening to an audio track from Carla, taking a multiple choice quiz, and writing an essay in response to a question about one's self related to that chapter. After Carla passed in 2015, Jim took up the instructor role, making him an instructor longer than Carla was at this point. He has a good time replying to the essays and supporting seekers in their journey.

 

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  • Translations:
    • Serbian - Alex continues his great progress in translating the conscious channeling library into Serbian, along with continuing to help us get the various Serbian aspects of the translation pages set up and perfected. January 20, 2005, Serbian translation. - https://llresearch.org/transcripts/issues/2005_serbian/2005_0120.aspx
    • Italian - Enjoyed another great email from Mauro and responded to various questions about the material.
    • Russian - Heard from Serge, who is doing a small review and revision of the Russian Ra Contact text, and had some questions about it.
    • German - Discussed with Jochen the process of cover creation and the general publishing pipeline, specifically concerning his new translation of Voices of the Confederation, and began to explore a way to potentially improve our shared processes and work more closely together.
    • Arabic - After finishing the first ten sessions of the Ra Contact in Arabic, Bilal worked with us to clear up some of the concepts in the text, along with ensuring that the Arabic script and fonts would work for our publication.
  • Donor/Volunteer TY: Published our annual thank you list to Bring4th for Volunteers and Donors in 2020. Thank you so so so much everyone who contributed time, talent, treasure, and energy!
  • Bring4th and CSC: The Community Stewardship Circle has entered a transitional phase, where their forum-based super powers have been activated and they are now able to "practice" the real-life act of stewarding and moderating the forums, with guidance. And serendipitously, the forum energies have been offering some great opportunities to work and act as a team addressing a variety of forum issues, from interpersonal difficulty to regular organization and administrative tasks.
  • New archive site: Work and focus continue to be put towards the manifestation of the coming new archive site, certainly one of the most exciting things on our plates right now. In these past couple of weeks, we:
    • Had a meeting with Daniel for Round 9 feedback and go over the system developed to include translations on the new site, gain more understanding of the CSM platform we'll be using, and get a refresh of the roadmap for the remaining work. Daniel continues to astound.
    • Created a large system to track all of the small fragments of text around the site, in order to review, edit, compose, or approve the 100 or so fragments scattered throughout the entire site.
    • Continued piecing together new pages, including a fairly comprehensive page for the Ra Contact, a History & Origin page, and a "yellow-ray page" that will give insight into the organizational and financial details of L/L Research; along with the side projects those page create, like building a worldwide study group directory, expanded glossary pages, an updated L/L Research timeline, a 30-some page transcript of a conversation with the person who introduced Don Elkins to the Brown Notebook, etc.
    • Along with a productive conversation with Jim about how to represent him in the About Us section, as Jim refuses the honor of being grouped with Carla and Don under the heading "Founder." The ears remained def to the unassailable supporting points made. : )
  • Mission/Vision meeting: Held an intensive internal meeting to take both a high-level and thorough look at L/L Research to assess our services, the allocation of our energies, things that could be improved or changed, etc. And got the Board of Directors AGM scheduled.
  • Archive site fixes:  As typical, there are plenty of small corrections or additions to continuously make to the archive site. Some examples from this round: thanks to a notice from Terry, fixed a small error in the Voices of the Confederation PDF; thanks to Jochen, made an update to the way German translations appear on the main page and fixed a couple of errors on the Library page; thanks to Alex, added a Serbian link to the main page; and more in that vein.
  • Sharing the Confederation's message and L/L's work
    • Updated Twitter, Facebook, and Patreonwith quotes, uploads, news, etc.
    • Worked on creating the Ra Contact YouTube videos
    • Worked on editing A Wanderer's Handbook audiobook
    • Processed and shipped orders from the online bookstore
    • Responded to a great variety of seeker emails, all three of us in the service now. Trish has such heart and spiritual insight to offer this ministry to seekers.
  • Nuts 'n Bolts:
    • Began laying the groundwork for a new plan to accelerate the rate of audiobook editing and publishing.
    • Payroll service and taxes: Remained on the task of pestering our payroll service to verify and/or correct some aspects of our yearly filing, along with getting them set up with changes implemented by the Dept of Revenue, and taking some of the tax filing tasks into our own hands while they play catch up. (You can probably imagine that the covid situation, and all of the complicated tax aspects that go along with it, have caused a huge workload on payroll services this year.)
    • Completed the bookkeeping and keeping the financial universe in order
    • Researched and created a process for addressing missing book orders shipped via USPS
    • Processed donations and created thank you letters for L/L's 2020 snail-mail donors and built a new system for issuing thank-you notes.

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Personal sharing & Announcements:

 

Received Jochen's glowing report for the fourth quarter of 2020. Following are some extracted highlights from his and Misha's work leading the German and French printing operations.

  • In October Jochen completed the Unified Index of the Ra Contact as a free PDF version for the L/L library and as a softcover available here.
  • Noémie joined the translator team and offers her various language capacities to help promote the Confederation in Dutch.
  • The principal work necessary to publish Matthias Galke's first volume "Intelligent Infinity" (in German) of his series "The Law of One and the Evolution of Consciousness" was done by Jochen and Matthias proofreading and refining the document. Eyal N's started developing draft designs for the cover art.
  • Jochen expanded the EPUB library of the "Tolino" (reader) network with two more older German titles of the "Initiation series" Master Teacher Jesus and Service of Love, and the collective volume True Words. Here are some links to several platforms offering these titles:
  • In October Misha moved into her new apartment in a more peaceful rural area, and once established she took up again the work of translating A Concept Guide for the Ra Contact series. 
  • In November Misha and Jochen shared a great zoom call and exchanged the latest news and visionary spirit, and that good opportunity was repeated at the year's ending.
  • In December Jochen and Misha completed another volume of yearly transcript collections, that of the Saturday meditations 2010. Firstly as Kindle e-book, and the softcover version containing an index will be a project of the upcoming quarter.

Gary: Also, joyfully rediscovered where Jim lived during his six-year stint on the land in central Kentucky, that which he gave up to move in with Carla and Don on Dec 23, 1980, 23 days before Session 1.

 

And we combined our hearts into one big glowing fire to send strength, support, and light to our friend, Laura.




2021-02-01 - Blogworthy Report
Published by L/L Central on February 1, 2021 6:57pm.  Category: BW Report

1/9 - 1/29

 

Community Stewardship Circle: Announced the development and planned launch of the Community Stewardship Circle! In short, it is a novel approach designed to empower the bring4th community to exercise self-stewardship in partnership with L/L Research through a community-sourced and community-run circle of stewards. We have been working closely with a stewardship circle of seven lovely beings, spanning three different countries, ages ranging 30s-60s, and 4/7ths female, all longtime veterans of the forums. Their twin and equal responsibilities will include ensuring that the collective agreement to adhere to the guidelines is honored, and serving as loving cultivators and stewards of Bring4th's online communit

The essence of our goal is to empower the community to help aim the ship toward Carla's original seed vision of Bring4th as a place designed to help bring 4th density. This may be fulfilled by being a friendly and safe home for wanderers both weary and ready to learn what the forum community has to teach, which is not merely information or textual study, but how to show up for each other, hold space for one another, and care for each other.

Our greatest gratitude to the first circle of seven undertaking this big job: Aion | Diana | Flofrog | Glow | Louisabell | Patrick | Spaced.

 

Ra Contact YT:: Continued on with the grand project of creating a text and audio experience from the original Law of One recordings, where Austin cleans up the audio a bit, then Trish meticulously creates a slide-by-slide presentation of the text overlaid with the audio, then Austin reviews, exports, and publishes them to Youtube.
The Ra Contact - Original audio recording - Session 51
The Ra Contact - Original audio recording - Session 52

 

January 15, 2021: Celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Ra Contact! We collected posts made to facebook  and bring4th (links to each in the previous hyperlinked text), and email to share with the surviving member of the original daring trio who, 40 years ago, received a surprise contact whose contents would eventually change the lives of many. If you're reading this, you are probably one of them.

 

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  • Translations, completed: As always, the amazing translators have been hard at work to offer the Confederation's message to the different cultures of the world. For us, this involves a number of ways we support the translators and publish their work, from answering questions about various passages that are tricky to interpret or translate, to creating covers, formatting, typesetting, preparing pages to host them, and generally getting the translations suitable to publish on the website. In this round of Blogworthy:
  • Translators, working with:
    • Dialogued with the eagled eyed Terry Hsu about audiobooks and printings of Chinese-language editions, and through him, made contact with another Chinese-language reader who works for a publisher in order to begin exploration.
    • After some dialogue with a Farsi-speaking (Persian) seeker interested in launching youtube videos based on the Law of One, some neural pathways were first connected in the brain and then manifested outward to connect three different lives. Issued separate emails to Pupak, Meysam, and Julien asking each if they'd be interested in connecting with one another. After affirmative replies were received, we delighted in seeing their positivity at making connections. Our sense of is is that the magic of the Creaotor in general, and specifically the space through which fourth density manifests, is the space between people when hearts connect.
  • Stewardship Circle
    • Had our first video meeting with the CSC! Tanner was the only one we had met previously when he attended a Homecoming several years back but everyone else was new to our eyes. We were all pretty stoked meeting one another as the CSC explored some foundational questions and sought feedback from us.
    • Drafted and circulated the announcement draft among the circle then went official and published news to the Bring4th Forums. (See note at the top.)
    • Otherwise continued lots of work internally and with the circle, from designing a phased roll-out for the circle, planning and preparing, constructing a pre-flight checklist of everything needing accomplished before they fly solo, and helping to train the CSC.
    • Dove into work on updating guidelines around discussion of politics in the forums (an especially tumultuous topic the past several years, as you may imagine), shuffling some forums, users on moderated status, and getting the place spruced up for the new team.
    • And meanwhile Garry Fung has been steady on the watch as ever, serving what will be his upcoming final month in an over seven-year stint.
  • Light/Lines Newsletter: 156th Edition: The quarterly newsletter went out, with an inspiring Q'uo transcript accompanied by a Note to the Readers, with some small updates on L/L Research's work - Issue #156 - Winter Edition. Printed, prepared, and shipped the paper version.
  • Old Archive Site: Still chugging right along, the old archive site still needs various updates, fixes, and special attention from time to time. Like an old reliable ship, upkeep is always necessary.
  • New LLResearch.org: Dare we say it? Could it be that the prophecies are true? Whispers on the wind carry rumors that the mythological "new website" has been seen on the horizon. Skeptics may scoff, but the hopeful among us may be rewarded yet. We've (sorta) learned our lesson in giving time-tables, making predictions, or generally getting hyped about something "coming soon." But at the least, we can say that the pace is quickening and extra focus is being given, as Amazing Daniel the Generous continues his steady pace in building what is shaping up to be...well, you'll have to wait and see. There is still much to do, but it certainly feels like we're entering what could be a home stretch. But, keep in mind, it's the home stretch of a project that has been in the works for more than a year (in this iteration, anyways).
    • Had a video meeting with Daniel for Round 8 of feedback, then subsequently met internally for a Round 9 review. While Daniel incorporates feedback and continues his long march of web development, we began focusing on creating:
    • The Ra Contact Page that will host a lot of resources we've long been eager to share, lots of development on various components of that page
    • Updating and building a Directory of Study Groups that involved reaching out to the existing study groups. Including dialogue with the Asheville group who updated their "Starter Kit" for study groups.
    • Worked on our "Yellow Ray Page" which is our page to transparently share the financials of the organization.
    • And laid out a plan for Events Page, History and Origins Page, and a comprehensive FAQ
  • Bring4th: Dialoguing with Steve who's put in a few all-nighters working on updating Bring4th. He hit a dead-end wall thanks to an untraceable error, so for the first time in 12 years of his devoted webmaster service, he accepted our encouragement to get professional help and is contracting out a problem solver. Feel free to send some love to the big guy. Here's a snippet of an email we received at 5:30am: "Guys, I'm pretty deflated right now... I stayed up all night (it's now 5:30am) and I got through a handful of upgrade issues, which I was so psyched about!  Then I did one final import of the database, and I get what you see here: [error message screenshot] Something" in the old data is not playing nicely with the newer database layout, and to go through almost 100 tables to figure out where the error might be is next to impossible."
  • New Shirt: Diana F., One of the CSC members, mentioned making a meme out of the phrase "Catalyst Happens." Thanks to her inspiration and Trisha's work, L/L added a new shirt to its roster.
  • Law of One publisher: Met over the phone with the publisher of the original books to follow-up on a mailed notice containing a definitive resolution of a copyright question about the original books. Also thanked them for the bang-up job that they did on the first ever hardcover boxed set of the original books. And subsequently put together solid stipulations for foreign-language rights to the Law of One designed to help ensure the accuracy and integrity of the translation.
  • Nuts and Bolts
    • Put together for Jim to sign all of the year-end donation letters and then emailed the non-snail mail versions.
    • Processed and shipped orders from the online bookstore
    • Scheduling a podcast for Jim and one of our own Law of One Podcasts with our upcoming guest, BJ
    • Completed bookkeeping for two weeks
    • Fundraiser guide. We have left various guides and notes for ourselves over the years to aid in the yearly preparation, but as we landed on what is likely a (very nearly) finalized process this past year, those guides needed updated, so we created a master guide to navigate all of the different steps and processes.
    • Payroll and Taxes: While the aspects of service and spirituality are cool and all, the absolute best part of serving in this position are tedious numbers and tax regulations. Absolutely invigorating! So it's clearly just a huge thrill for us to be untangling a bit of a mess created by our payroll service, and hounding them to fix the problem. And dealing with other various aspects of our the most convoluted aspects of our yellow-ray social complex - tax regulations. Also, issued 1099s.
  • Sharing the Confederation's message and L/L's work
    • Updated Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon quotes, uploads, news, etc.
    • Worked on TRC YouTube videos
    • Worked on A Wanderer's Handbook audiobook
    • Digitizing project
  • German Intelligent Infinity: Received a machine-translation of Matthias Galke's ambitious book, Intelligent Infinity (Intelligente Unendlichkeit). Read through the Table of Contents and the Intro. Based on the Law of One material, Matthias synthesizes an impressive breadth of his lifetime study into the nature of reality using various inputs and tools. Incredible in scope and, even from a DeepL translation, exceedingly well written. It is available in German only at the moment. You can find Intelligente Unendlichkeit here.
  • Video Tilting at Windmills: Received an update and questions from Ken in his work to edit specified instances here and there in the videos.
  • Call to discuss conspiracies: That sounds salacious. : ) Met with a dear friend to share perceptions of concern around the rise of conspirituality-the increasing intersection between conspiracy/fear-based thinking and spirituality, and the real-world impacts that is causing.
  • Channeling Practice Circle: As one of our volunteer contributions to L/L, met at Jim's for another practice circle, for the first time meeting in the daylight hours of the late morning instead of our usual early evening. Both that and the previous session will be on the website shortly.  
  • Seeker Email: Responded to a great variety of interesting, heartfelt, and insightful rounds of email from seekers around the world. And updated a guide of principles and parameters to replying to share with Trish as part of her training to begin replying to seeker emails of gratitude and story sharing.

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Personal sharing & Announcements:

  • We at L/L Research would like to share with you the creative, interesting, and often illuminating things that readers are doing in direct connection with the Law of One. Today that includes The Gift of Spiritual Books Project by our friends at the Baycross Foundation. The mission of the project is to make audiobooks of important spiritual works available for free. As their Soundcloud page says:

    "The Gift of Spiritual Books Project is a treasury of Love and Truth, offered freely to those who seek and find. With great gratitude to the authors, narrators, and supporters who generously contributed their time, talents and treasures to illuminating those who have ears to hear, May You Have Every Good Blessing!"

    We are happy to announce that they have just launched with four freely available audiobook recordings they helped to produce, two of which are directly related to the Law of One:

    - Dr. Scott Mandelker's "Universal Vision"
    - Joel Weddington's "A Very Human Mission"

    https://soundcloud.com/spiritual-books-project/sets

    Please know that the opinions and interpretations in the above works are those of its creators and do not necessarily reflect any official view of L/L Research. And enjoy!

  • Received the catalyzing news that our friend, Laura, she who began volunteering for the prison ministry service in 2016, then took up the transcription of L/L channelings in early 2020 when Aaron retired her service, is moving into hospice on her journey to the doorway. To Laura, we send you all of our love in admiration for everything you are, including in the courage and serenity you demonstrate as move toward the light. We love you.

 




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