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The Blogworthy Report details the adventures, happenings, and work of L/L Central. On a weekly basis, Gary Bean and Austin Bridges supply a list of bullet points highlighting their collaborative work for L/L Research. Occasionally they may also offer a specific update, a personal reflection, or unconditional love.

You can access Jim McCarty’s daily “Camelot Journal” via the home page of Bring4th.


The Bavarian-Untersburg Video
Published by L/L Central on December 14, 2019 2:33am.  Category: Gatherings

 

Prague, as reported here, was a delightful whirlwind of jet lag, no sleep, spending time with the Czech team, meeting translators, co-hosting L/L's first international event, and spending time with over 30 seekers. At the conclusion of the event Sunday night, our responsibility was to squeak in a few hours sleep, because the next morning we were bound for Salzburg, Austria! (Well, technically Bad Reichenhall, Germany.)

 

Day 1: Monday, Oct 15 (Day 5 of our trip)

Jim, Austin, Trish, and I woke Monday morning at our Airbnb where we were soon met by one of Prague's most spiritually enlightened citizens, at least one of its biggest hearts, Vojta of the Czech translation team. Super pro that he is, Vojta lead our party of five to the main train station. There we were met by Karin (of tribe Asheville) who had scooped up Misha (the Belgian French translator), growing our party from five to seven.

 

Sweetheart Romi was also there to say goodbye and ensure we got onto the train station. Both he and Radim were very kind in helping to get some of the departing attendees to the airport Monday morning. I miss those guys.

 

Tired though we were, Austin, Trish, and I were so stoked for the coming journey on a train. A real European train! The kind you read about! The kind you see in movies! And it would be hours long. And it would be traveling through the Czech and Austrian countryside. What heaven did we land in?

 

As the compartments could accommodate only six bodies, five us took one compartment, and two of us-Trish and me-took another that was unoccupied. Trish and I faced opposite of one another with a window between us, a glorious window to worlds we had never seen. And how wonderful it would have been to gaze outward the entire journey, indulging the eyes in wonder, but fate would have it that we were joined by two articulate Peruvian women, and two parties of two people together in a shared compartment eventually begs conversation. So it was that we could not devote our full attention to the passing scenes outside the window. (Which, funny enough, happened to Trish and me when we took a train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu in Peru during our honeymoon. We were paired with a chatterbug and couldn't look out the window.)

 

Exchanging information with others, however, is not without redeeming value. They were kind and gave us a fascinating window not to the Czech countryside but into life inside Peru. We learned that it is easier to keep things clean in the USA (we do take great pride in our multi-surface cleaners), and that communists are much to blame in certain political instabilities. Did you know that the past four consecutive Peruvian presidents are jailed? Four!

 

Upon arriving at the Salzburg main train station, our seven-human party grew by two more as we met the pants-averse, blonde-haired and bighearted giant known as Thomas Florian Dopfer (he would be in shorts for the next four days), and the soft-spoken, kindhearted and quick witted Nadine Konzack.

 

This partnered couple were friends of the German translator Jochen Blumenthal. Somewhere in the months leading up to Prague, they proposed creating a video for L/L Research featuring Jim, Austin, and me talking about the Law of One. Nadine is a professional videographer and would volunteer equipment and boatloads of time filming and post-producing. Sounding like a win to us, we agreed and worked closely with her and Thomas to develop topics that we could explore, and to plan the logistics of lodging and moving 11 people while creating video in the span of 2.5 days.

 

Eleven people? That is because once our nine-person party left the Salzburg train station and reached our lodging of three nights just across the German border, we were met with the final two of our party: Jochen Blumenthal and Matthias Galke. When we arrived just past sunset, Jochen was there with Matthias waiting outside of our cars. Over five years of working with him from a distance and now the moment of a full embrace. There is no substitute for a meeting in the physical. And we were very eager for this meeting.

 

Jochen is a pioneer in the L/L world. He began as a volunteer translator six or seven years ago and then proposed a licensing partnership whereby he would be empowered to translate, print, and publish German translations of L/L material in Germany. And five years ago to the month, he formed Das Gesetz des Einen Verlag (Law of One Publishing House). Later, he teamed up with Misha Deschreider (the French translator) to incorporate French into the publishing house, forming Maison d'édition La Loi Une d'Edition de La Loi Une. Jochen was the final and ninth translator we would mee.

 

Matthias is a German teacher of yoga. Like our Australian friend Garry Fung, he is very quiet, preferring, I believe, the role of observer over speaker. He has read a good portion of the world's library (more on that later), including the Law of One books. He is also a friend of Jochen's who really wanted to meet Jim.

 

We were now at full strength with 11 of us split between MountainFloat and a nearby German home. We couldn't see our surroundings well, so we got settled in and gathered at the dinner table. On the first floor of the home was a corner room with a low ceiling and stone floor. One side of the room featured a kitchen, the other side a long, sturdy, solid-wood table with wooden chairs on one half, and a wooden L-shaped bench connected to wall on the other long and short side. Charming as could be, the house had a very old feel. 500-years old, to be exact. 500 years! (Except perhaps for remnants from a Spanish settlement in Florida, there is no building still in use in the US from five hundred years ago. British colonists did not arrive until the early 1600s, and those colonists ensured that little would remain of what native North American populations had built---though I don't think they built much with stone or other more durable material anyway.)

 

The proprietor, a pleasant fellow named Volker, made us all a lovely dinner, after which Jochen revealed a small surprise: he presented everyone with the first French printing of Secrets of the UFO, a gift to both Misha and L/L Research. We all signed the book and toasted the occasion. Then had a meeting to discuss some of the do's and don'ts of filming. (Do: speak confidently. Don't: pull the camera up to your face and shout "I'm comin for you!" Unless you're filming for WWE.)

 

Day 2: Tuesday, Oct 16 (Day 7 of the trip)

Organizing 11 people to move in sync. This takes some time. But out we eventually went, first to pick up a new mic because Nadine's had broken, then Nadine and Thomas took us to Konigsee inside of Berchtesgaden National Park where we . . .

 

But wait, the first event of the day was to glory in our surroundings. We were in Bavaria! We were in the ALPS! Or at least one corner of them. Holy shit. The Alps, particularly the Swiss Alps, are a hiker's Mecca. In another life, I would spend my days traveling the planet hiking mountains and all places of non-urban beauty. (And in between hiking, reforesting the planet, cleaning up the oceans, ending fossil fuels, transforming our criminal justice system, implementing green technologies, making healthcare a universal right, Etc. I would stay busy.)

 

Our destination was chosen for this video because Thomas had set his heart on being near the mountain known as Untersburg. This mountain and its surroundings are something of a new age hot spot that attracts the attention of shamans and seekers with lore of magic and the paranormal. And for reasons unknown to me, the Dalai Lama also called it the "heart of the world."

 

Our lodging was on the other side of Untersburg across a broad valley with beautiful-looking German homes and businesses nestled in the folds of the hills, alternating between rich green open spaces and trees.

 

Now back to Konigsee, a lake situated in a German national park that is the closest we've come to experiencing a fjord, flanked as it was by steeply inclined mountainsides. To call it gorgeous would be an understatement. The air was dry and crisp and the leaves, mostly orange, were bright with fall colors. Love was in the air.

 

My head was way too full from all the planning and execution of the just finished Prague event, along with the details of this new event, that I hadn't really preloaded my brain for the upcoming interview. I could only do what Austin and Jim were doing and consult the heart, hoping that years and years of study and distillation of this material would come out somewhat coherently in front of the camera.

 

We found a few spots alongside the shimmering lake for filming. Jim spoke about densities and sexual energy transfer, Austin about harvest and the veil of forgetting, and me about will & faith and polarity in consciousness. We had a stack of index cards, each of us choosing a topic we wanted to speak on. Nervous. Tense. What the h-e-double hockey sticks am I going to say? How am I going to talk to a camera? ---These were some of the thoughts going through me. I am a LOT more comfortable with a keyboard in front of me. In person, I am often tripping over my words, or saying too much, or too little, or not in the "right" way. Austin had a tension going into it as well, but once we got going, it eased up for us, though it never got easy. Jim, on the other hand, seemed natural.

 

While we filmed at the lake, Jochen and Misha were at the small cluster of shops a 15-minute walk back at the start of the trail. They have had a blossoming partnership for years and, thanks to this occasion, were able to meet in person for the first time. Another thread of joy in this group adventure.

 

We tried moving forward to do a little more filming near a waterfall, but that involved walking across a series of rocks in the water, then a little scrambling on the side of a rock face to get to a dirt trail. Jim is still very agile and physically able, but his body is also 74 years old, so he thought it might be wiser to avoid taking that risk, and we returned to regroup with the rest of our party and head into town for our first dinner in a German restaurant.

 

One of the secondary objectives of this event was to cultivate friendships with important friends, and times like this gave us the space to do. At dinner I sat next to Jochen and shared in a great depth of discussion about our personal paths, about L/L and, the coming office in Asheville, and other fun topics. Jochen has a very interesting personal history, having spent years living as a monk and ascetic in ashrams. He loves the contemplative life and its rituals of chanting, praying, and meditating.

 

I also got my first time with Matthias who blew my mind when he told me how many books he reads per week, and how he's been doing that uninterruptedly for 25 years. (The math turns out to some ridiculous number, like over 10,000 books, I can't remember.) He shared with me his years-long, epic passion project nearing completion. He is writing a comparative analysis of the Law of One, synthesizing it with other pieces from various fields in his studies. It is in German, so I could only revel in his explanations of the chapters as he scrolled through them on his tablet.

 

Day 3: Wednesday, Oct 17 (Day 8 of the trip)

Our final day together was devoted again to filming. We woke to another Volker-prepared breakfast, then got ready to film. There was no need to leave our lodging this time. Perched on a mountainside, it had expansive views of the valley below, and lots of color to offer due to the variously planted flowers on the property.

 

In arranging for this event, I had suggested that we get more people on camera besides Jim, Austin, and me, particularly Misha, Jochen, and Vojta. They could speak of their spiritual journey, the role of the Law of One in their lives, and their experience of translating the work. Translators have a very unique relationship with the material that Austin and I sometimes envy. Translating causes one to scrutinize and question word choice and syntax in a way that may never occur to the English reader.

 

Fortunately, they accepted the invitation. Trish, however, did not. She preferred behind-the-scenes support. And support she was. Both she and Karin were able to serve on Team Misha in helping her with mobility and other needs, including taking Misha into Salzburg to see the birth place of her beloved composer Mozart. Misha, a professional translator by vocation, has freely gifted L/L and French readers with more translations than anyone. It was a great pleasure to be able to help say thank you through this adventure.

 

So Nadine and Thomas got the translators Misha, Vojta, and Jochen on camera, and then we headed off to "heart rock." This is a rock the height of an average person that sits by itself off a path in a nearby German forest. It is so named because there is a cavity in the side of the rock that is roughly shaped into the classic image of a heart. Into this cavity water collects. What was interesting were all the offerings that visitors have left for the rock, including shaping another heart on the ground of various smaller rocks. It gave an enhanced air to the experience, and there I spoke about the heart chakra, Jim about uncondiontal love, and Austin about the energy centers altogether.

 

And then, back to MountainFloat where we did the final filming, Jim speaking about meditation and reincarnation, Austin about catalyst and healing, and me about wanderers. Each of us also spoke to what the essence of the Law of One for us (man, give me a keyboard, please!), and something of our journey. Then the three of us got together for a shared intro to L/L. It's a funny look, actually---we're mostly shaded against a bright background, so our faces don't come out well, and we're sloping downward on an incline, i.e., Jim lower than me, me lower than Austin. But, most L/L productions are usually a little rough around the edges, nothing too polished. This was true for my own part as I struggled to adequately speak what in writing I do effortlessly.

 

And then our third and final dinner, this one in Salzburg, with more great conversation and bonding time with old friends and new.

 

Afterword

On the final morning, Austin and I received a generous mini-workshop from Nadine about recording and editing video. Then we said goodbye to Matthias and to Mountainfloat, and the remaining ten of us converged in Salzburg. We split between two cars and took a gorgeous drive through Bavarian Germany to Munich, Nadine and Thomas's hometown. We shared a final dinner there together in an open-air courtyard, and the following morning Jim, eager to see his kitty cats, flew home to Louisville, it being his tenth day away. Austin, Trish, and I flew to Rome to meet with the Italian translator following in Jochen's footsteps, Gianluca, and his lovely partner, Inla. (Our weekend in Rome will be the next installment.)

 

In the days following our time together, Nadine and Thomas went straight to work. Nadine organized the videos into 21 segments, each on a different topic, and began constructing her process of post-producing. She crafted great graphics for introducing each person, and then selected all the places where quotes and pictures and music would be inserted. Meanwhile, Thomas began a diligent search to find supporting quotes from the Law of One to splice into the video sequences. And in this and other ways their volunteer efforts continue as they give L/L their labor of love.

 

We give thanks to everyone who helped make the event possible. From Matthias serving as boom operator, to Vojta contributing photos, additional video footage and music, Karin serving as was Misha support, boom operator, and interview coach, Jochen giving music for the video, transportation, and interview, Trisha serving as a driver, Misha support, and logistical arrangements, Misha for being herself, charming us all and lending her story to the camera, and especially to Nadine and Thomas who put in gobs of time working with us to plan this event, then film it, then months of effort in post. Thank you, everyone!

 

Like the seven consecutive days of filming for what would become the transcript book Tilting at Windmills, this recording was all done in one shot-no redo's. There are definitely times that we stumble (at least I know I did), but hopefully it will lend some authenticity to the video. We're not slick. We're not enlightened beings. Just plain seekers sharing some of the fruits of our own study, and hopefully shining some not-too-distorted light on the Law of One. And hopefully having no visible nose hairs.

 

Increasingly video is becoming a primary means for information sharing and learning. L/L Research has infinite amounts of text (I'm not helping . . . ), but little in the way of video. This video sequence was designed to address some of the basic topics of the Law of One. Not to be comprehensive. Not to be advanced. For the newbie doing a search, or "stumbling" along, our hope is that it may offer some seeds that may alert them to the Law of One, if indeed that is what their soul is seeking.

 

Reflections

One learns when meeting vibrationally resonant other-selves that it takes little to form bonds. Conversation, shared meals, and extended time is enough. Beautiful settings certainly enhance it. But a shared project in mutual service to one another, and to a collective goal, is perhaps among the most potent means of forging and deepening friendships. We all really just enjoyed each other's company. We are very lucky and very grateful for the experience.

 

And, oh, in what settings. Mountains everywhere we went, some snow-capped. And a stunningly crisp, clear, blue October sky. Daytime temps were perfect, neither cold nor hot. And, in fact, we learned that the Germans name different types of weather or pressure systems. The one responsible for the unseasonably warm mid-October weather was named Lisbeth.

 

This, however, was not the only synchronistic connection to Carla Lisbeth Rueckert. The other most prominent one occurred at the very start of our journey. As Trish, Jim, Austin, and I drove to the airport to depart from Louisville for Europe the week prior, I noticed a license plate on the car in the next lane over from us. It read "RUCK". This was one of Jim's nicknames for Carla. And minutes later as we pulled into the departure lane of the airport, a hawk circled overhead.

 

She would have loved to experience this. And she did, in each of our hearts.

 

 

 

Jochen introducing the first printing of the French OVNI - Les Messages (Secrets of the UFO) to Misha and Jim. Then revealing the rock hammer carved into the book a la Shawshank Redemption.

 

At our first night's dinner. After the photo our smiles returned back to scowls.

 

Misha outshining the mountains behind her

 

Bing and Bean. Future home in the background.

 

First filming of the project. Right off the side of the road! Good spot for bathroom breaks and recording information from higher dimensional beings about the unity of all things. Either or.

 

Nadine and Thomas are at the camera. Karin holds the boom. Jim seduces the camera.

 

Jochen and Misha walking at the start of Konigsee after their recent bank robbery

 

Jim caught for a split second before he drove out of view on his motorcycle

 

The stone path to the waterfall Jim thought it wiser to avoid. We lost one of our party here. Never heard from them again.

 

Our new friend Thomas at one with the environment

 

Austin contemplating the mystery of how he got there

 

Nadine and Vojta setting up the camera for the DVD extra: miniature Jim, Gary, and Austin

 

This tree is now ready for graduation thanks to Jim's beaming investment

 

Looking at the valley below from our mountain lodging. By the looks of it, vaping is popular here

 

In the doorway of mountainfloat and heaven, local hot pretzels notwithstanding

 

Vojta filming with mountainfloat behind. Scarf + cat = show stealer.

 

Misha didn't think she'd do well. Then put us all to shame when she melted the camera with her charmpowers

 

Jochen taking his turn opening his heart and German-accenting his way into yours

 

Some of the team at heart rock cafe, I mean, heart rock

 

Next incarnation: this flower

 

Austin on film in a setting that almost looks make believe

 

Fuzzy because they're dreamy. Not the mountains. The guys. Duh.

 

Our talented, hardworking, videographer duo! Nadine and Thomas.

 

7 out of 11 in one pic. Squared, that's a nice chunk of love/light. Not bad.

 

With love, your three bozos, Austin, Jim, and Gary.

 




2019-12-07 - Blogworthy Report
Published by L/L Central on December 7, 2019 5:04pm.  Category: BW Report

11/16 - 12/7

  • New transcript: There is a bit of a backlog of things to be published to the archive site thanks to the catch-up work from the Europe trip, the fundraiser, the Thanksgiving holiday, family emergency, and a huge convergence of activity and work, but we were able to get the Q'uo channeling from October 5th edited, formatted, and published published: https://llresearch.org/transcripts/issues/2019/2019_1005.aspx
    • We have received from Aaron T. every transcript up through mid-November (thank you, Aaron!), and shipped off the mp3s from everyone since then.
  • New website work: Spent half a day studying the super impressive web development document put together by the super impressive volunteer web dev team that is working hard to build a new website for L/L Research. What we saw . . . made our hearts skip a beat. It's the most tangible manifestation of a new website in (no exaggeration) six years of waiting. We formulated our list of questions and thoughts with plans, and then looked forward, as a new website really is around the corner now. Many many thanks to Daniel in particular for acts of heroism.
  • Fundraiser snail-mailing: Wrapped up the large annual task of preparing and mailing the fundraiser through the USPS small business marketing mailing system, which it seems like we are the only local organization utilizing, given that each year the USPS employees are as mystified as us when it comes time to hand it all over to them. But the task was completed successfully and the letters went out! Though the mailing list grows larger each year, some processes also become more streamlined.
  • Fundraising emailing: Wrote the annual "begging letter," as Carla called it. And then database work. Never an easy or fun thing, but a feeling of accomplishment follows its construction, along with several thousand outgoing emails. Through which we learned that the third-party email service we were using was being docked by google, thus routing all L/L emails sent to gmail to spam! Spent a few hours cleaning up the mess and sending using another service.
  • Audiobook production: Went through more of the notations of the audiobook manuscript marked by Jade and sent a fine edit document on to Trish, who continues the steady work of getting The Ra Contact Volume 2 edited. We're nearing the finish line for Volume 2!
  • Transcription: Began an experiment in using the neat tool otter.ai for transcription, a voice-to-text tool that incorporates impressive functionality that is a huge boon to transcribing. Set Laura up with the first experiment, the seeker Q&A meeting in Rome, and it worked like a charm!
  • Channeling Circle: Able to meet to squeak in one practice the evening before Thanksgiving. One of the new channels doing a marathon Q&A session following the main channeling.
  • Asheville developments: Joined Aaron, Jess, and BJ for their weekly task force meeting to continue hammering out some of the fundamentals of the collaboration to build and steward The Temple of the Open Heart (ToTOH). They are leading the way, including incorporating and establishing the legal prerequisites. Now that Europe is behind us, we will settle into a regular meeting rhythm.
  • Media, Media, Media:
    • Docuseries: Worked with Roger on his project to create a feature documentary/docuseries about L/L Research's story and the Law of One. At the point of articulating the basic agreement in a writing as prelude to a contract. Incidentally, heard from a seeker on the west coast who independently wrote with interest in creating a feature film on the same topic. Connected that seeker to Roger.
    • Salzburg/Untersburg Video: Continued receiving the fruit of Nadine's unstoppable march toward production of a video from our filming outside of Salzburg following the Prague event. Supported by her partner Thomas, she is doing incredible work. We're behind in keeping up with her as she is awaiting a substantial list of quotes and pictures, but were able to catch up a little with her pace.
    • Series treatment: A big watershed moment in the fictional series project headed up by one of our friends who owns an independent media production company. A series treatment was finally delivered thanks to the efforts of the professional writer who came to Louisville to meet us early this year. We met with Jim to share our analysis and bounce it back to the producer with a meeting scheduled for next week.
  • Concept Guide: Those words, so sweet on the tongue when able to be reported here, because that means work has resumed on the project. Finally finished processing all of Diana Roy's exquisite edits, both critical of and to the work. Thank you, Diana! Now everything is on Austin's desk, awaiting his resumption beginning with Part 4 of 9.
  • Cover art artwork: Met with Julie Joy for an afternoon to receive professionally photographed versions of the seeker she painted for the cover art of the Concept Guide! It is really, really awesome, and almost perfect save for a certain brightness/pastel that is landing quite right yet. Need some tweaking. But sent it off to Aaron Maret who rapidly returned mock-ups of the cover art. So exciting to see it come to life. Thank you, Julie! Thank you, Aaron!
  • Speaking opportunity: Discussed with one R. his invitation to come speak sometime this year for an evening in the Great Plains.
  • Yellow-ray Stuff: After stressing and pushing, finally received a needed update from the accountant for the books, and then slogged through a full day of backlogged bookkeeping. Worked with a broker on health insurance for next year, worked with a Portugeuse publisher on the rights for 101, performed some year-end tax stuff, worked on scheduling the Annual General Meeting with the board.
  • Other Stuff: Connected a German translator then a French publisher to the Das Gesetz des Einen Verlag German publishing house, replied to a variety of interesting and stimulating seeker email, worked with IMU (International Metaphysical University) on the availability of the 101 course as they move through a transition, shared the Confederation via social media (Thanks, Trish!), processed and shipped books.
  • Melbourne Seeker Meeting: Garry Fung, our dear friend and longtime volunteer moderator of Bring4th's forums, is facilitating an event for Law of One readers in Australia! Garry writes:

    Hello Fellow Seekers! And more specifically - any Law of One seekers based in Melbourne, Australia. An event has been organised for the Melbourne CBD (on Flinders Lane), for Saturday December 14. It will be an all-day event, and a small meeting room has already been booked. We currently have 6 attendees (I am flying down from Sydney), and there's room for a few more! There will be Presentations from the participants, group discussions, and focussd group Meditations. If you have a free day, and want to connect up with some fellow seekers, just send me a message over Facebook. My profile is: Garry Fung (https://www.facebook.com/GFungus). Please note: not an officially sanctioned L/L event

 

Then, a couple nuggets from Bean.

 

16.26 Questioner: Well, roughly how many total planets in this galaxy of stars that we're in have aware life regardless of density?

 

Ra: I am Ra. Approximately six seven, oh oh oh, oh oh oh [67,000,000].

 

16.27 Questioner: Can you tell me what percentage of those are third, fourth, fifth, sixth density, etc.? Roughly, very roughly.

 

Ra: I am Ra. A percentage seventeen for first density, a percentage twenty for second density, a percentage twenty-seven for third density, a percentage sixteen for fourth density, a percentage six for fifth density. The other information must be withheld. The free will of your future is not making this available. We shall speak on one item. There is a fairly large percentage, approximately thirty-five percent of the intelligent planets, which do not fit in the percentiles. These mysteries are of sixth and seventh density and are not available for our speaking.

 

That would mean that there are 18,090,000 third-density (human) planets in the Milky Way alone. Imagine how fundamentally changed our world would be to discover just one of those.

 

And then a seeker sent this cute youtube video that animates a journey into oneness:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6fcK_fRYaI&feature=youtu.be
.

 

Looking at the comments, I laughed hard at this one:

"So I'm the 9 dentists who recommended the toothpaste, and the one who did not."

 

 




L/L Research Annual Fundraiser
Published by L/L Central on December 2, 2019 4:27pm.  Category: General

 

Beloved Friends of L/L Research,

 

As we enter the holiday season and prepare for our annual fundraiser, our hearts burst with gratitude for the beautiful support L/L has received over the years and decades. Thanks to contributions from seekers like you-whether through donations, volunteering, or simple prayers of love and light-L/L Research has been able to continue doing what it does best: serving interested wanderers and spiritual seekers through the Confederation philosophy. 

 

Your help has not only enabled us to continue sharing all of our material for free, but has helped this small organization secure a level of financial stability that grants an outlook filled with hope for the future. This is thanks especially to a blessing that we are truly excited to announce: an anonymous donor has gifted L/L Research with an endowment. You can learn more about this endowment by reading the full announcement on the home page of Bring4th.org.

 

This annual fundraiser nevertheless remains critical to our continued service and growth. As interest in the Law of One and L/L Research's material increases, so does the organizational demand required to continue offering these materials and services for free to all interested seekers. And we have even more exciting projects in the pipeline!

 

Here is just a portion of the new and continued services your contributions have allowed us to offer this past year:

  • Published Volume 1 of The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One audiobook, with Volume 2 on the way, followed by the remainder of the L/L Research library in audiobook.
  • Published new translations in Bulgarian, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Polish, and Romanian.
  • Met and deepened relationships with nine L/L translators during our first ever international seeker gathering held in Prague, this in addition to our two gatherings (Homecoming and Coming Home) stateside.
  • Traveled to New Zealand to present several workshops at the evolutionary Luminate Festival.
  • Initiated the project to launch an L/L Research office in Asheville, NC. (See News on Bring4th.org homepage.)
  • Continued offering new ways for seekers to connect with materials, including through various digital formats, updated and improved PDFs, and a new video project merging the original audio from the Ra contact with the text transcript, the latter made freely available on L/L's Youtube channel.
  • Continued holding public meditations and channeling sessions, publishing new channelings every two weeks.
  • Continued making available an archive website that offers a free library of everything we've ever produced.
  • Continued hosting a community website with forums, chat rooms, messaging, and other great features that facilitate seekers connecting with one another.
  • Connected with multiple programs and podcasts for interviews and conversations.
  • Continued a practice channeling circle to teach channeling to a new generation.
  • Served incarcerated seekers through L/L's prison ministry.
  • Responding to every email and letter sent to us from seekers around the world.
  • And many more continued services and upcoming projects along the way!

Your donations help us maintain these services and more, enabling seekers to find the inspiration and perspective they seek. We could never do this without your help. If you are able to donate, you may do so by either:

  1. Visiting the Donations section of our online store: http://bring4th.org/store/ (PayPal & cc), or by
  2. Sending a check or money order to: L/L Research, P.O. Box 5195, Louisville, KY. 40255, or by
  3. Visiting L/L's new Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/llresearch

We are truly blessed and honored to be a part of your spiritual journey. The most we can ever hope for in our service is to reach the interested seeker and have just a small chance of joining hearts in sharing the love and light of the Creator. We are eternally grateful for all support we receive in any form. Thank you for joining us on this sacred path.

 

Blessings in Love & Light,
Jim McCarty, and a global network of L/L Research family and volunteers




2019-11-15 - Blogworthy Report
Published by L/L Central on November 19, 2019 11:16pm.  Category: BW Report

11/11 - 11/15

(Posted a bit late as Gary is typically the one to post these, but he has been pulled away by a family emergency. Please join us in sending prayers to him and his family.)

 

  • Asheville: After our mid-September meeting with the five-person delegation from Asheville, and the subsequent work to publicly announce the launching of an L/L office in that city, we haven’t had bandwidth to collaborate further with our friends over the mountains. They have not wasted time, however, in moving forward with the design of the sacred gathering space. They are calling it, and the nonprofit to manage it, the Temple of the Open Heart. (ToTOH) We received, processed, and replied to a couple substantial reports, and then met for a three-hour video meeting on Friday. Great work is underway, including official incorporation and the researching of the many, many pieces that go into such a venture. We’ll keep you posted.
  • Salzburg Interview: After the Prague event, 7 of us traveled by train to Salzburg, Austria, where we were met by Nadine and Thomas of Munich, the former a videographer, followed by our dear friend and German translator, Jochen, and a new German friend, Matthias. The 11 of us spent a few days together in the nearby Untersberg region of the Bavarian Alps to create a video about the Law of One and L/L Research on L/L’s YouTube channel. (More about that later.) This week we got caught up with the blazingly fast Nadine who is working hard on the post-production work to edit the footage. Lots of discussion on various facets, including getting our first glimpses of the videos.
  • Docuseries: And in the vein of media, dialogued with Roger R. about his and Doug’s project to produce a docuseries about L/L’s biography and the Law of One that will draw upon a variety of voices for reflection on the material.
  • Thai: The offered received for Thai translation seems to be taking off. Got Tihn set up and ready to go for a Thai Ra Contact. Thank you, Tihn!
  • German translation: While at the Prague event, crossed paths with a German-speaking Austrian, Gerald S., who attended the translator meeting and expressed interest in translation. Gerald kindly reached out following the event to offer his services. Thank you, Gerald! Put him into contact with Jochen to help the German translation effort.
  • Practice channeling: Not part of our office work, we met with Jim and Kathy to continue our practice to learn to channel. Trish had contracted a cold after returning to the States, doubly unhappy as we had all gotten our butts kicked in Europe by a cold, so she was unable to join. But the first human outside of our practice group to sit in on our session did join, also known as Morris. A little weird but ultimately helpful.
  • The usual companions: walked up the bookkeeping mountain one more time over the course of most of a day, getting almost completely caught up with the backlog. Responded to a wonderful variety of seeker email, including notes of gratitude and wanderer stories. And in between being sick, Trish marshalled her energy for the audiobook editing, now on Session 78, and sharing the Confederation via social media. And processed and shipped book orders.
  • Pyramid and archetypes. Learned from Serge, the translator of the new Russian RC and intensively deep student of the same material, that he has embarked on a systematic study of the archetypes. Connected him with Joseph’s work and then got some news about a pyramid, to be updated here later.
  • Fundraiser: A good chunk of the week was spent getting things organized and put together for the annual fundraiser mailing, a task that becomes more complex and tedious as the years go on. Some extra time is being spent on this year’s roundup to help ease the burden in the future, implementing new systems and researching new ways of organizing the mailing.
  • Channeling Archive Ebooks: Continued working with Dale and Maria to create MOBI files for the L/L Research Channeling Archives 18 Volume Set, and published Volumes 5-8.
  • New Laptop: Received the new laptop and got it all set up and ready for Trish to use for editing audiobooks and whatnot.

 




2019-11-08 - Blogworthy Report
Published by L/L Central on November 9, 2019 3:55pm.  Category: BW Report

11/4 - 11/8

  • Europe! We're back from our first trip to EUROPE! Among our adventures, we held L/L's first international Homecoming (in Prague) thanks to the collaboration of the Czech team, filmed an interview in the Bavarian Alps outside of Salzburg Austria thanks to friends from Munich, joined the Italian translator and his fiancée for a weekend in Rome and a seeker meeting, and then split for some personal time on that amazing continent.

    At the Prague Seeker Gathering we met people from fifteen different countries, and we met eight L/L translators, five of them for the first time in person. We'll put together a report on the interview and the time in Rome. To read a write-up of the Prague event, scroll down to the next post, or go directly there.
  • Q'uo channeling: Received two transcripts from Aaron T. Thank you, Aaron! Edited, formatted, and published them to the archive website:
  • Five years! In the same month that Gary and Trish celebrating five years of marriage (October, 2019), Jochen celebrated five years since he officially formed the German publishing house Das Gesetz des Einen! And what a gift that we were able to meet him for the first time in person in the same month. Jochen pioneered the licensing partnership with L/L Research, the first to empower a translator to print, publish, and distribute translations in the native language. He collaborates closely with Misha on the French side of the publishing house, and receives some assistance from seekers in Germany and nearby countries, but most of his publishing work is undertaken as a one-man publishing machine. While keeping the translations free as PDFs on L/L's archive website, they also sell about a thousand copies of the German and French books annually now. Additionally, Jochen sends L/L quarterly and annual sales and activity reports, and he keeps the effort running month after month, seldom missing a beat. Thank you, Jochen, for your sustained effort to help share these vibrations of love and light with interested spiritual seekers around the world. : )
  • Reports: And for the purpose of this report, gratefully received and processed Jochen's third quarter + annual activity reports.
  • Prague: Received and replied to Vojta's, Radim's, Bara's, and Romi's (Czech translation team) internal report reflecting on the Prague Seeker Gathering they so skillfully co-produced and hosted. Worked out some post-production details. Then emailed all the attendees the first L/L email following the event that links all their emails and expresses gratitude.
  • Thai: Received our first ever offer for translation into Thai! Looks promising so far. Hope that the seeker will follow through.
  • Fundraiser: Began the long journey of preparing for the fundraiser mailing. Removed and corrected addresses from returned letters from last year, parsed out the international and prisoner addresses, did some Excel wizardly to separate all information into separate columns, ran it through the USPS system to see which addresses aren't recognized. Began the process of investigating and altering those rejected addresses. Putting in a bit of extra effort this year to make future fundraiser processing easier. Also went out to the USPS business center to request the special stamps and investigate some questions about some mysterious elements how the bulk mailing works.
  • The Usuals: Processed, packaged and shipped the book orders that had accumulated while we were away. Printed and mailed the hardcopy version of the fall season Light/Lines Newsletter. Continued work Trish did on the second volume of the Ra Contact. Reviews of the first volume are coming in and they are very positive.
  • Bookkeeping: This cannot be lumped in with the usual this week, because it took 9.5 hours to process a month of accumulated stuff including the trip to Europe.
  • Seeker Email: Also give this one its own because we each spent about half a day replying to the wonderful and many emails sharing wanderer stories and asking questions.
  • PDF of channelings: Worked with the ever reliable Tomas to create and publish PDFs to the recent channelings. Thank you so much, Tomas!
  • Powering Up: Did some research and searching for a new laptop for L/L Research, as the laptop Trish has been using for computing-intensive tasks is quite underpowered and beginning to fail. Found a powerhouse for a good price that should be relatively future proof.
  • Ra Contact audiobook: Trish continued her thorough editing of Jim's narration of the Ra sessions for the second volume of the RC audiobook. If you could hear a before and after! It's received a 4.9 out of 5 stars, and L/L is receiving emails of gratitude. Gary has been enjoying the audiobook on his morning commute, pumping it through his car's speakers, driving under the influence (of enlightenment).
  • Other stuff: Worked with Ken on the project to make the TAW videos public. Made a couple needed visits to the bank. Met with Jim for a weekly catch-up meeting. Had substantial phone calls with Red and Karin of team Asheville. Issued a Gatherings Newsletter announcing the launch of L/L's Etsy store and then learned that Gmail (which tons of people use) routed it to the spam folder. Erggh. Discovered this cool comparison of various pyramids around the world. (After the Great Pyramid, they just become skyscrapers.)
  • Beard: And in a week of big news, the biggest is what's happening on Jim's face. He shaved his beard sometime in the 80s at Carla's request. It never returned . . . until now.


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