Member: Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth Location: Anchorage, KY Gender: Female Interests: Serving the Creator and my other-selves, singing, reading for fun (romances, sci-fi and mysteries) collecting recipes, eating out (I love to do that!), hanging with St. Luke's Episcopal Church community of worship and singing in the choir, making the Law of One information more easily available, writing on a the second book of a three-book series on the principles of the Law of One, reading other channeling and spiritually oriented books, learning about bio-dynamic gardening and living, patting our kitties and keeping up with friends.
In June of 2005 I kept a daily journal on a speaking trip to Britain and decided to keep the daily entries going on my return. If you would like to keep up with L/L Research and our activities, this is the place to do that. Nowadays it is Jim who writes the daily entry, and Gary writes the blogworthy report (the bulleted list) detailing his and Austin's work at the helm of the L/L ship. We wish you blessings, light and love! Carla L. Rueckert-McCarty and Jim McCarty. To view the Camelot Journal archive, please visit http://www.llresearch.org/journals/journals_camelot_toc.aspx.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 29, 2014 7:48am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Today was preparation for her endoscopy and colonoscopy tomorrow. That means that she had a lot of liquid laxative to drink and then she spent a goodly amount of time on the bedside commode getting clean. The process worked pretty quickly, probably aided by our weekend attempts at the same thing with a lesser kind of laxative.
Austin worked with Carla in the early afternoon taking dictation so she could catch up with her emails. While she was busy with Austin I went outside and did some small jobs that were waiting for when I just had a little time to attend to them.
Gary and Austin were quite busy in the L/L office today:
Sat in wonder that the past seven days even happened. Yesterday concluded the interview project, at least the part that involves sitting down with Jim and Carla to query them about their work, their organization, and their life. Seven consecutive days, 30 hours of filming give or take, around 400 hundred questions. And all in one take! No make-up, no re-do's, no props - just an organized conversation of Q&A.
Personally it was one of the greatest things I've ever done. Not great in scale - as it is of secondary/supplementary interest to L/L's primary work and will be watched/read by very few - but great in terms of depth of meaning for me, and fulfillment of a portion of my incarnational mission. Being with other open-hearted people in so intensive and focused a way: fully present, no distractions, no dissipation of energy, attention placed completely upon the other, all friction and barriers absent - that alone is a profoundly heart-opening experience into experience of the Creator. I left a few of the sessions, especially the final one, feeling in a mood that wanted to jubilantly embrace the world.
I wasn't sure that they would accept the project given its scope and the time/energy necessary to complete it, much less that, upon accepting, we'd be able to get through it. But everything seemed to come together perfectly and we moved forward question by question. I'm so excited by it all, especially that these two people (who have been the most significant influences upon my spiritual and adult life) can be shared with the world in a light that approaches something of the perspective I've been privileged to know. No, this isn't to glorify. It is not to direct attention to personality, but to the love shining through the eyes, the light in the wisdom of their reflections, the unity underlying the path they have walked, and the desire to serve motivating Carla and Jim's efforts to be as instruments for a particular vibration or wavelength of love and light, that known as the Confederation philosophy. It is good history, good background, good supplementary info, good probing of spiritual principles, good reminders of who we are and what we're all doing here, and astounding love. I am so happy with all of it. = ) Now onto the day of Austin and myself in the office:
Continued the process of creating the Ra Contact Sessions sub forum and discovered that the default thread sorting order can be set to thread title! Meaning it will appear in proper session sequence.
Began working on charting the growing ways L/L is offering its hardcopy books by organizing a master Excel spreadsheet.
Got a wild hare and embarked upon a reorganizing/cleaning project in one portion of the office.
Connected to the home server to back up the video from the interview project.
Dove into moderator discussion on a couple of fronts.
Spent some time catching up with the always humming and bustling Bring4th forums
Helped a seeker with website issues
Assisted Daniel with questions regarding the Portuguese translation of the Law of One.
Took dictation for Carla.
Processed and shipped book orders and donations.
Mailed out a backlog of donation letters.
Spent too long troubleshooting the problem that Windows 8 seems to have with scanners.
Responded to some seeker email.
Continued digitizing Q'uo and sharing via social media.
In the evening Carla had to repeat the laxative procedure and that assured us that she is as clean as a whistle. We enjoyed a block of NCIS and had to wait until nearly midnight to do our protocol so we could be sure that she was done with the commode. We finished our viewing day with the Colbert Report. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 28, 2014 8:30am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Today King David outdid himself. He had the husband of a woman he coveted sent off to battle and ordered his superior to put him on the front lines where he would be killed. When he was killed David took the man's wife for his own. I think that makes an even dozen wives for David.
Carla's wound continues to look good and her pain level from the wound has backed off ever so slightly, just enough to give us hope. She also began taking an emergency pack of prednisone that Dr. Hamad prescribed for the pain.
Gary and Ken came over in the afternoon for the last two interviews of this monumental project. Carla and I were both interviewed for our biographical information, so we got to talk about our childhoods, parents, and getting good grades in school. There are now about 30 hours of interviews and there is a mountain of information that perhaps the next generation of seekers will be interested in after Carla and I have passed on.
We celebrated the completion of this project with a takeout dinner from Ramsi's on the World restaurant which Gary and Ken were kind enough to get and bring back to us. We enjoyed the food and the conversation late into the evening. Carla and I did get our protocol in before it got too late and I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 27, 2014 8:42am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. The wound had good bleeding and general health this morning. We are continuing to keep Carla still to help with the intense pain in her wound. Dr. Hamad prescribed a prednisone pack that she hopes will also help with the pain. Carla's constipation continues but will change Monday when she takes the special laxative drink that is prescribed before a colonoscopy, which she will have Tuesday, along with an endoscopy.
Gary and Ken came over in the afternoon for two more interview sessions on the Art of Channeling and the biography for Don Elkins. We have about 24 hours of interview done by now with one more day to go.
Before the interviews got going today I was able to finish the weeding of the flower beds. Rain is predicted for tonight and tomorrow, so when that is over I will need to spray the deer repellant on the flowers again.
Our evening was happily comfortable with our NCIS and Modern Family blocks of shows. We finished our protocol and then watched Front and Center which had Christina Perri and her band on. She has a lovely voice and very sensitive lyrics to her songs. She obviously loves entertaining and is very good at it. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 26, 2014 8:18am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Today I believe that King David passed a milestone in the Old Testament. He and his army killed their 100,000th enemy. The Lord God of Israel gave all his enemies into his hands and he happily killed them, and the ones that he didn't kill he put into slavery to serve him for the rest of their lives. Who couldn't love this guy and his god?!
Carla had a really rough morning and spent all her time looking for a "sweet spot", a position in which she could rest without sharp, shooting pain coming from her wound. We comfort ourselves in the knowledge that this means her wound is quite alive and capable of healing.
Gary and Ken joined us in the afternoon for two more interview sessions where we talked about "Living the Law of One" and the various angles from which that topic can be approached. Before and in between sessions I went outside and began the weeding of the flower beds. I got half done with an eye to finishing tomorrow.
Our evening was filled with television and NCIS, Modern Family, and on WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour there was the celebration of the ukulele. We had our own celebration and partied way past closing time at the Pleasure Dome in Xanadu. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 25, 2014 9:30am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Her wound has good bleeding in tiny areas all over the wound which is a very good sign because "if it ain't bleeding, it ain't healing" is the saying here. We washed her hair this morning to get her ready for more interviews this afternoon, and we put a new dress on that was made for her by a good friend.
Gary and Ken joined us for two afternoon interview sessions which went very well as we talked about the history and future of L/L Research and Gary's role as the initiator of new ideas as to how to make the Law of One information available to people who might be interested in it.
In between the two interview sessions and before and after I went outside and set the sprinkler at various locations around the yard since we are once again getting very dry. I also sprayed the flowers with deer repellant since the watering had washed off the old repellant. The surprise lilies are coming up all over the yard and are gorgeous.
Gary and Austin also had a big work day in the L/L office:
Our bullet points are not legion today but believe you me, the work was substantial:
A most fruitful day for the interview project! We tackled the four sections in the L/L Biography parent section, moving from Ra Contact to Archive Website, Archive Website to Community, Community to Bring4th, and Bring4th to Present. I'm really grateful to Carla and Jim for embracing this project.
Though I'm getting really pooped (one wouldn't think an interview would require much energy but there's something that's fairly intensive about it, love-filled though the whole experience is), and though I've enjoyed each and every session, today was most stellar. Ken has done absolutely incredible filming of the gardens as well, both yesterday and today. He's in fact out there working his magic now as I put this short report together.
Knocked out the weekly bookkeeping in between, and found a moment to help out a neighbor who called with a request for an able-bodied entity, of which I am.
Processed online store stuff and shared via social media.
Continued Q'uo digitization.
Austin spent almost all day working on the new sub-forum in the StrictlyLaw of One. Getting the container set up, creating a special account to begin seeding the threads, and formatting the sessions appropriately.
We relaxed into our evening after what felt like a very long and busy day. We watched our usual favorites of NCIS and Modern Family. Our protocol was accompanied by the Classical Music Station, and we finished our viewing day with the Colbert Report. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 24, 2014 8:11am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. We continue to be cautious about her physical activity and we still are working to get her plumbing working right. The wound continues to look good and we had a busy day once again.
Gary and Ken joined us after lunch for another two interview sessions for another four hours. We have put in 10 hours of interview time thus far and may be about half done. Gary is most thorough in his questioning and we are hopeful that this work will provide an interesting aside for future readers of the Law of One information.
I had just enough time between interview sessions and a nap to pot the three new water lilies that came in the mail and to plant a replacement hydrangea for one that died earlier this week.
Gary and Austin also put in some productive time in the L/L office:
Put in two sessions on the interview project today. We're up to question 150! We covered the Appurtenances, Psychic Greeting (including What is Psychic Greeting, Dealing with, Why You Guys, The Brunt of the Greeting, and Specific Instances), The End of the Ra Contact, and Olio (aka: Miscellaneous) for the Ra Contact, thus completing everything up to 1984. Tomorrow we'll begin in November 84 and move forward.
Worked with Richard W on the project to create meditation pyramid caps. He's working on obtaining a grant on his end and we discussed setting up an arrangement to help him get his caps to interested seekers.
Rescheduled the weekly In the Now program due to the ongoing interview project. We'll resume next Tuesday July 29 at 1:00 PM.
Responded to seeker email.
Continued to digitize Q'uo and corresponded with Edgard.
Continued work on the new online store, and corresponded with Steve about some roadblocks encountered.
Created a "Master Plan" for the switch to CreateSpace from Lulu and BlitzPrint.
Had a moderator pow-wow on a member question.
Began work to create a new sub-forum within the Strictly Law of One forum.
Our evening was relaxed as we watched a couple NCIS episodes and did our protocol as we listened to the Classic Rock & Roll station. We completed our viewing day with the Colbert Report. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 23, 2014 7:56am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Mona came by this morning and changed the dressing on Carla's wound. She commented that the wound looks good and she put more silver nitrate on it to keep the healing stimulated. We also had an appointment with Carla's family doctor shortly after lunch and we were able to keep that appointment even though Carla's pain and nausea levels were very high today. Dr. Hamad had referred Carla to a couple of specialists and she just wanted to check to see if we had any more needs that she could address with more referrals or more medications.
Gary wanted to do another interview session today, so when Carla and I got home Carla determined that she would take a nap for a while and see if she could get her energy back and do another session. While she was sleeping I went outside and mowed the grass. I always enjoy cutting the grass because it's the quickest thing that you can do to a yard to make it look great.
We began our interview session at 6 pm and went for two hours. We have put in over six hours of time on these interviews and now have covered about a third of the questions that Gary has concerning the nature of the Ra contact and our relationships with each other. It all seems to be going quite well and everyone is enjoying the process.
Gary and Austin also did a lot of good work in the L/L office today:
Finished tweaking my Introduction for the interview project and finally finished the section on Psychic Greeting! I've been working and re-working that one for over a week now.
Jim reported that Carla was having a rough day today and didn't think she'd have the energy for a session, but she rallied (of her own volition and interest) and a great session we had. Probably about two hours, we dug into the mechanics of the Ra Contact and the dynamics betwixt the wanderer, sixth-density-social-memory-complex-channeling trio.
Put together the monthly Kindle reports
Processed and shipped a book order and shared via social media.
Responded to seeker email.
Continued digitizing Q'uo.
Worked with Manuel, an excellent Spanish translator in Spain to create a new system whereby he oversees all Spanish translation of L/L material, ensuring that it is up to par, and is of a consistent standard before sending it to Edgard for formatting for the archive website.
The question of which standard to use for Spanish translations is, well, in question. There is the "peninsular Spanish" used in Spain, and Argentinian and Mexican versions. Spain itself, though, comprises just 8.95% of all Spanish-speaking peoples around the world. One word highlighting the difference is "ustedes, which functions as formal and informal second person plural in over 90% of the Spanish-speaking world, including all of Latin America, the Canary Islands, and some regions of Andalusia. .... Most of Spain maintains the formal/familiar distinction with ustedes and vosotros respectively."
Spent most of the day continuing work on the new online store, including creating new images for the donation pages and learning how to tweak the homepage, sort the categories, and other fun online store stuff.
Received the order from our shipping materials supplier. Yep, the one placed yesterday, less than 24 hours before it arrived from out of state. Talk about service.
Wrote to Blog Talk Radio to see why we keep getting calls for psychic readings. Received a very friendly, helpful, and timely reply. Apparently it's as simple as the fact that most people equate "spirituality" with "psychic readings." While psychic readings can be informative and helpful, it is unfortunate that the actual depth of spirituality is not plumbed.
After the interview Carla and I did the evening protocol and listened to the Classical Music Station. We had a late dinner and watched a little NCIS before concluding our viewing evening with the Colbert Report. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 22, 2014 8:05am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. We thought that we were through with the Miralax today, but it turns out that we aren't. There are still blockages to the system. The wound looked good this morning and there seemed to be some new heights to the small mountain range that is rising from the bed of her wound.
Today Gary and our good friend, Ken. W., began the interview project where Carla and I are being interviewed for the record to give our accounts of what the Ra contact was like for us and the general journey that each of us took to get to that point with Don. We got a lot more done than any of us anticipated but must be careful not to repeat the over zealousness with which Don, Carla, and I began the Ra contact.
The report from the L/L office today reflects all the good work done:
Picked up mail from the PO Box
Had a short meditation walk through Jim's gardens
Nearly the entire day working on the interview project. Readied the Word doc for Power Point (lots of little snags there and adjustments needed) so that Carla and Jim could see the question that is being asked, and to make it easier to read for me. There are around 400 questions. It is amazing. Any given section of their organization's and their personal biography doesn't have too many questions, but when you take in the scope of how long this effort has been running, and the many things they've undertaken in the course of their work, it turns into a lot of questions if you want to create any sort of streamlined, coherent biography.
Ken, our good friend, is serving as the videographer of this project. He brought his equipment with him from out of state and will be staying for a time. Ken and I joined Carla and Jim for the first session today, initially designed to be just a logistics session. We determined how to position all the equipment, what our procedure would be, etc. And then realized that we still had some time, so we commenced filming! We had a two-hour session. It was a pretty exciting start for all of us.
And given that Ken's time is limited, we opted for a second session at 7:30 PM. We made it through Don's investigation into the UFO and paranormal phenomena prior to meeting Carla, then his meeting and work with Carla, then their crossing paths with Jim and the subsequent commencement of the Ra Contact, followed by questioning pertinent to the Ra contact, include its beginning, and reactions therein.
My normal L/L workload will be backlogged for the next couple/few weeks, but fortunately Austin is in the office kicking butt and taking names. Including assisting in getting the interview project moving.
Processed PO Box mail, including a donation and request from a prisoner for a book - shipped said book.
Caught up with a multitude seeker emails.
Received and added some great In the Now questions from seekers.
Gathered questions for the weekly In the Now.
Caught up with Bring4th after a long weekend of bachelor party shenanigans.
Continued to digitize Q'uo and ordered for more shipping supplies.
Continued work and research on the new web store, figuring out how to remove unneeded features and customize product pages based on product type.
After the second interview session Carla and I did our evening protocol and listened to the Classic Rock & Roll station for our inspiration. We were so inspired that we danced the happy dance until we collapsed in gasps and giggles. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 21, 2014 7:51am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. We took it easy again today and concentrated on getting her system unplugged and working again. She was on the air with Wynn F. from 1-3 again today and they talked about the archetypical mind, astrology, and the microcosm versus the macrocosm. The information on the archetypical mind was so well received that Wynn asked Carla if she would be on his Monday night show and continue to expound on this topic. Carla was thrilled at another chance to be of service.
While Carla was on the radio I went shopping for more surgical gloves at COSCO, which is a huge store with multitudes of bargain shoppers looking for great deals on wholesale quantities of everything. Then I decided to dead head the knockout roses even though one of their selling points is that they don't need dead heading. I am looking to see if they can be helped in their continuous bloom by such.
Today was the 45th anniversary of the United States landing on the moon for the first time. Neil Armstrong was the first person to step upon the moon with his unforgettable words: "One step for a man, one leap for mankind". His partner, Buzz Aldrin, was the second man on the moon and is now asking people to honor that occasion of their moon landing by remembering where people were on that historic day. Carla was taking care of her mom and dad's house while they were gone, and she watched the moon landing on the television there. I was in college and had a date that I took to our local outdoor drive-in movie theatre (remember those?) and we were watching "2001, A Space Odyssey" while the full moon was rising over the movie theatre screen.
We had our silent meditation at 8 pm this evening and we were the only attendees as Gary and Austin were recovering from Gary's bachelor party which was to attend the Forecastle Music Festival here in Louisville with his groomsmen and the partying went on into the wee hours of the morning. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on July 20, 2014 8:14am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. She took it easy again today and has found some relief from the intense pain of the last couple of weeks. Her appetite remains pretty good when you consider she also has an upset stomach. We applied a little Miralax to get her system going again as there had been an unusual blockage for the last couple of days that was causing some problems. She was able to do the Saturday Crossword Puzzle from the newspaper and that is an achievement as the puzzles become harder throughout the week until the hardest on Saturday.
Carla was also on the radio with Wynn F. from 1-3 this afternoon and she talked about how each of us needs to be giving praise and thanksgiving for our blessings, no matter what our situation. It is that praise and thanksgiving that is the foundation for our continued learning, growth, and service. Wynn had wanted to have a short program today but couldn’t pull himself away from the words of inspiration coming from Carla.
While she was on the radio I trimmed our huge forsythia hedge in the back yard. It has been growing wildly this summer and I wanted to give it a good general trim without making it look like it was done with a T-square. I like the natural look, and it turned out well. The fish continue doing well in their new homes and they all have learned to eat from the feeding ring in each pond. The feeding ring is a plastic circle about a foot in diameter into which I throw their food which floats on the water inside the ring. The fish come up one or two at a time a snatch some food and swim away to eat it before coming back for more.
This evening we watched a lot of NCIS and Modern Family, even through our protocol. We tried to watch Ginger Baker, the former drummer for Cream, who was on Front and Center with his band, but he has gotten into serrrious jazz since his days with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, and we went back to Modern Family. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.