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 my activities, this is the place to do that. Of course, sometimes these days (May 2012) it is Jim who writes the daily entry, so I should say, OUR activities! 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 April 22, 2014 8:26am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. She did two half laps, two off-loadings, and her exercises. We took it a little easy today on the laps because her left shoulder was going out on her, and while she walks she is holding onto my arms as I walk backwards so that a painful shoulder hinders her ability to walk without pain. Susie came by this morning to change out Carla’s catheter and share her thrill at having finished the mini-marathon run last Saturday morning that was part of Louisville’s Kentucky Derby celebrations.
I began raising some of the stone walkway in the landscaping right in front of the house. It also had sunken low enough to be covered with mud when big rains come. I am putting black volcanic rock below the stones to raise them and between the stones just as I had used the white marble chips around the side fish pond walkway. The peonies are beginning to bud, and the sweetly fragrant viburnum across the street is wafting its aroma all over the neighborhood.
Gary and Austin were back in the L/L office after their respective adventures over the long Easter weekend:
Processed and shipped book orders
Swung by the PO Box. Responded to prisoners from our end - one of whom had a very touching wanderer story - coordinated with Azeem regarding Troy, a prison ministry volunteer who started in the days of Lorena and is still assisting, and coordinated with Troy, as well.
Worked with and received dictation from Carla in helping her to respond to emails
Gathered and received all responses from the archetypes workshop. Seems our group had an exceedingly positive experience upon reflection.
Responded to Carla's new IMU student with many many questions. And did some work with the IMU software.
Did some work with the other Bring4th moderators.
Attempted, again, to reacquire our printer that has been away for eleven days now. Won't use this repair shop again.
Processed monthly Kindle report.
Transcribed an old channeling that wasn't of great length.
Did some research into and questioning of a seeker who super generously wishes to will L/L his material goods upon passing in order to help support the mission.
A website from Norton if you're wondering if any particular website was affected by that recent virus: safeweb.norton.com/heartbleed
Continued digitizing Q'uo and social media sharing.
Gathered questions for tomorrow's "In the Now" and restocked the office with books.
Among other things, including the earnest but imperfect attempt to remain in a state of mindfulness in a busy office with many, many moving pieces.
Our evening was cruising along peacefully with NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles on the tube when Carla remembered at 9 pm that she was to be on a special radio interview with Wynn F. and a fellow who has spent his lifetime studying Jesus. It was a perfect follow-up program for the day after Easter, and Carla enjoyed sharing her thoughts as well. Afterward we also worshipped at the altar of heavenly delights and ended our day with inspiration and elevation aplenty. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on April 21, 2014 7:52am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day on this Easter Sunday. She did two laps, two off-loadings, and her exercises today. I changed her bed linen while she was off-loading and after her radio program with Wynn F. I washed her hair.
The radio program went from 1-3 pm and today the primary topic of conversation on the show was how important groups of seekers are to each other as they bring each other along spiritually. As Ra said, “Those who of like mind together seek shall far more surely find”.
After I washed Carla’s hair I got her in her wheelchair and pushed her around the neighborhood to enjoy the beauty of all the new blooms, the warm weather, the gorgeous sun, and the tiny new leaves now appearing on all the trees.
I also got all the house plants transferred outside where they will spend the rest of the spring, summer, and most of the fall. They survive the winter in the house but they thrive in the warm weather outside. I also planted four more forsythia on our north border with our neighbors so now the whole back yard will be surrounded by forsythia which are just now losing their bright yellow bloom and taking on leaves.
For the evening we watched some NCIS and then found the first part of a Led Zeppelin concert that we had watched the end of a couple of weeks ago. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on April 20, 2014 8:14am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. She did one half lap and one off-loading along with her exercises. She had a sharp pain in her right hip which caused us to back off on the physical exertion so as to avoid any injury. A new nurse, Gabrielle, came by this morning to draw blood for the upcoming appointment that Carla has with the kidney specialist. The test will tell if her kidneys still have abnormal functions that need to be seen to.
At lunch two of Carla’s good old friends came by to visit that Carla had not seen in about ten years. One was a friend from boarding school when Carla was 17 and the other was a good friend from the Louisville Jazz Society days who also is a good friend of Carla’s boarding school friend. They had a great time talking about their lives and loves and we treated them to a lunch from the Village Anchor, our local 4-star restaurant.
I weeded the flower gardens again today. I also began taking a few of the house plants outside for the summer. The weather is solidly in the warm zone and the plants love the outdoors.
Our evening had a variety of television viewing: NCIS, Modern Family, Covert Affairs, and to end our viewing day we watched the last hour and a half of Iron Man, which reminded me of all the sci-fi comic books that I used to read. Just as we were going to bed the Montgomery strap that holds Carla’s wound packing in came loose and I had to do an impromptu dressing change back to the cornered gauze technique. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on April 19, 2014 8:06am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. She did three laps, three off-loadings and her exercises. We got a call from her family doctor’s office saying that Dr. Hamad would like our visiting nurse to draw a blood sample next Monday as Carla has been scheduled to see a kidney specialist the next day. We called our wound care nurse, Mona, and let her know all that and she has set about getting the arrangements made.
I planted some tulip and hyacinth bulbs for our neighbor across the road and I puttered around our yard for a while doing this and that. I did get the fire pit cleaned up for future bonfires as Gary now seems to have fallen in love with them.
Our evening was composed mostly of NCIS episodes that we had recorded. But when it came to the protocol we went past the Classic Rock & Roll station and landed instead on the Classical station once again. Then we enjoyed the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour where we were thrilled to hear Joel Louis Walker and his legendary blues riffs for half the show and the other half of the show was equally enchanting with Aoife O’Donovan playing her style of folk and Celtic tunes. We were so inspired that we sang and danced along until there was music coming out of us at every turn. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on April 18, 2014 10:48am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. She was able to do her two laps, two off-loadings and exercises. When I changed her dressing I saw that the inch and a half square area on the lower left inside the wound bed that has been raising up has been joined by two other smaller areas on the right side of the wound bed. These are good signs of healing and when joined with the reduction in the perimeter of the wound could well become the healing that we have been hoping for for so long.
I went outside and finished cleaning up the front fish pond. All that was left was to get the water and muck out from the waterfall area which is the deepest in the pond. At the bottom I found hundreds of live earth worms. I had no idea that they could live under water, but there they were! The blooms in the yard are a riot of color. We are at the peak of spring, bloom-wise, with forsythia, daffodils, Lenten roses, tulips, lilacs, violets, creeping phlox, dogwood, and redbud trees all in bloom at once. And the trees in the neighborhood are getting the first new leave of the year. The grass is green and winter is only a memory.
In our evening television watching we were delighted to discover that CBS not only shows the new NCIS episodes on Tuesday evenings, but CBS also shows anepisode from last fall on Thursday nights that has only been seen once. We were thrilled to find a new source of NCIS! I am sure that you are very happy for us. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on April 17, 2014 8:11am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. She did her two laps, two off-loadings, and exercises. Her appetite is good and the swelling in her legs continues to be managed with Lasix. We are without our copier with which I enlarge the crossword puzzles in the newspaper, so she has not been able to do those puzzles for a few days. I don’t think that the warranty on the copier covers missed puzzle opportunities.
We had lunch with Gary and Austin and we all talked over a number of L/L business concerns and got a brief rundown of where both Gary and Austin will be spending their weekends as both will be out of town, one to a meditation retreat, and the other to a music festival. Ah, youth!
Gary and Austin were both quite busy in the L/L office today:
·Engaged my weekly opponent whose body consists of an unorganized and menacing stack of receipts, bills, forms, papers, etc. Using my only weapon, QuickBooks, and my wit, I vanquished my foe. Each thing processed, filed, and order maintained in the financial universe. This led to an adventure in doing tax work today though, an unanticipated and unwelcome but necessary diversion.
·Enjoyed the consumption of foodstuffs while vibrating sound vibrational complexes with the mind/body/spirit complexes of McCarty, Carla and McCarty, Jim and Bridges, Austin.
·Continued working with Carla’s new student and coordinating with IMU president in order to help him use the software for Carla’s class.
·Put together a couple collages of pictures from the archetypes gathering. Will put together an album and share in the next couple of weeks. Actually, I will retroactively past it into yesterday’s Camelot Journal entry. (See: Yesterday’s Camelot Journal entry.)
·Wrote L/L’s webmaster with questions about the new website. As it doesn’t seem it will be on the horizon, a public notice needs to be made.
·Recording Carla and Jim speaking introductions to new audio that we’ll offer for digital download. The recording however was bunk. Investigated the device, peering into its infiniteness and found the setting to change. Will record them tomorrow.
·Processed and shipped book orders and responded to multiple seeker emails.
·Responded to a prisoner who’s been experiencing issues receiving our books.
·Touched base with and sent some images to Suzanne Ross for her video interview with Carla.
I spent some time outside today planting some grass seed in bald areas of the yard and then I pumped out the dirty water from the front fish pond and got it mostly clean. After it is completely cleaned I’ll fill it back up and let it go through a few big rains to see if the water stays clean. If so, then I’ll be able to put fish in this pond once again.
Our evening was full of a block of NCIS, so we were happy campers watching our television family do their thing. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on April 16, 2014 8:32am. Category: General
What a day this was! Carla and I began by doing our Morning Offering and then getting her ready for her day. Mona came by this morning and we decided to try a new bandaging method on Carla’s wound: a Montgomery Strap. That is kind of like a little corset that is taped to two opposite sides of her wound and after the ABD pad is inserted over the packing then you lace up the Montgomery Strap and tie it off like it was a pair of shoe laces. Mona also wants to begin using the silver nitrate twice per week to irritate the wound into full healing mode, but we will need a prescription from the surgeon for the silver nitrate.
After our morning process was done I had to drive to downtown Louisville and pick up our tax package from our accountant and get it to Carla so we could sign all the proper places and enclose checks to the city of Louisville, the state of Kentucky, and the United States Treasury. Did I also mention that this particular tax day is also the three year anniversary of the surgery on Carla’s lowerback that started all this treating of wounds?
After lunch Carla, Gary, Austin and I enjoyed an hour of Blog Talk Radio where we spent the whole hour talking about the judicial system, law, punishment, compassion, and how we are raised and programmed in this culture. It was a fun show and we enjoyed the give and take between the four of us.
After that Bethany came by and did Carla’s nails in all the Easter pastel colors, one pastel for each of the five fingers repeated on the other hand as well.
I did spend a little time outside on this very cold April day driving four 7’ steel fence posts in along a small fence behind the garage which holds honeysuckle vines which have gotten heavy enough to bend and break the fence. So a little support was in order from the steel fence posts which I tied into the whole arrangement with clothesline wire.
Ever the Jedis, Gary and Austin were busy in the office:
Hosted our weekly "In the Now - Q&A with Carla and Crew" program. In this episode, we discussed: - The opportunity for service in caring for ailing family. - Spiritual polarity and implications in our current legal system http://tinyurl.com/khen756
Retrieved letters from the L/L PO Box and subsequently processed mail
Continued processing Archetypes workshop related stuff, including communicating with different attendees and sending out a group email Processed archetypes.
Processed and shipped book orders and binders from the weekend.
Continued digitizing Q'uo and shared via social media, including informing questioners that their questions had been addressed, and responded to some questions and feedback about the show.
Uploaded audio from the workshop and began the process of readying it for transcription.
Worked extensively with a seeker who is blind and having a difficult time working with the software for Carla's class, along with coordinating with Deborah Lindsey, IMU president, who is also trying to help this seeker.
Responded to seeker email.
Assisted Jim with tax-related things and contacted the accountant regarding L/L taxes.
Corresponded with a Mexican seeker interested in resuming the translation of L/L material into Spanish.
Shared these two collages from the recent Archetypes Gathering. (Wish you could have been there TW, JW, MH, and MR!)
Our evening was full of the new NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles episodes. We did a little late evening email and called it a day. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on April 15, 2014 7:53am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. She did her two laps, off-loadings, and exercises in bed. The swelling in her legs is being controlled by the half pill of Lasix each day, and she has been able to get better sleep these last couple of nights.
I finished the stuffing of marble stone chips in between the walkway stones around the side fish pond. While I was doing that the guys from Bryant Heating and Cooling were installing a new air-conditioner to replace our old one that was in the process of biting the dirt. Our new A/C will be able to communicate with the new furnace that we needed to buy last October and give us just the right amount of heating and cooling because they can “talk” to each other.
Gary and Austin were back in the L/L office today after their workshop weekend:
Processed and shipped book orders
Put away most of the car load of stuff from the archetypes workshop
Assisted a new student of Carla's work with the software at International Metaphysical University
Austin and I returned today from a wonderful weekend spent exploring the Archetypes of Mind with a small group of seekers in central Kentucky under the teaching and facilitation of our friend Sephira Vox.
We have only good to report. The setting was extraordinary. Truly. It was the most beautiful home I've ever personally visited, and I think everyone else in attendance felt likewise. Green rolling hills on 100 acres, hardly any sound that wasn't natural, a big food-and-herb-producing garden surrounded by a homemade fence, a pond behind the house set against more rolling hills that are shining with the bright green of new grass, tiki torches and a walkway we created by stringing white lights through freshly cut bamboo that we placed on either side of the path, a homemade cedar-clad home imbued with some decades of loving attention, and two hosts - Fox and Steve - who couldn't have been more loving and accommodating, all under beautiful springtime baby blue skies.
Sephira was untested as a teacher/facilitator - we had confidence in him but didn't know how and whether it would pan out, but Seph knocked it out of the park. He shared what he knew about the archetypes in a manner that was insightful, informative, and adaptive to the schedule-wrecking energies that a group invariably brings to a curriculum. He patiently listened to the many tangents that naturally arose, riding the waves of the group energy, and synthesized all pieces of information, pertinent or not, back into the function of the weekend.
He put together a hand-out of about 60 pages, plus another 20 pages from his Homecoming 2013 presentation. Both through the handout and his teaching effort it was clear that he had spent considerable time reflecting on the archetypes.
Personally, I (Gary) entered the weekend not sure what to expect in terms of learning about the archetypes, as Book IV of the Law of One material is woefully incomplete in this regard. L/L Research had hosted two previous workshops on the topic in the mid-2000's, and I left both events with fundamental confusions about the archetypes themselves, which further muddied understanding of any particular tarot image. While some of those basic questions remain, I am happy to say that through Seph's work I was able to make much more headway than was previously possible.
After some cancellations it was a small event. Five of us were already friends, four faces were new. But as so often is the case at these types of events, whether involving L/L Research or not, the bonding came quickly and the heart remained gloriously open. The food helped with that too. With a little help on the side, Trish and Fox did most of the food prep, including creating homemade pumpkin pie from pumpkins that grew in Fox's garden.
It was weird in that it was the first L/L Research workshop without at least Carla present. She naturally would have been in attendance were it not for the body complex limitations due to the medical situation, but fortunately we were able to pipe her energy into the event by setting up a video connection with her Saturday afternoon via Skype.
Oh, and most importantly, we had bonfires both Friday and Saturday night next to the pond. Fires, conversation, and a jam session the second night, actually. Austin and Seph on guitars and vocals, Ken on drums (absent his trumpet), Doug on drums, Joe doing a mean harmonic, and me occasionally smacking a djembe in rhythm.
If you are looking for a workshop to explore the archetypes of evolution, I would recommend this one to you.·
Our evening was full of NCIS with a little “Dancing With the Stars” thrown in for a boogie booster which worked quite well as we boogied the night away with twists and turns, jumps and landings. It was a thrilling display of the teenage heart trying to find its way out of AARP bodies. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on April 14, 2014 7:56am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. She did her laps and off-loading and since it was Sunday we gave her the day off for her exercises.Her wound continues to look good and her spirits are high. Today she was on the air from 1 to 3 with Wynn F. and they spent the time talking about acceptance, allowing, and forgiving. It was an inspiring topic today and the “how-to’s” are really what Carla loves to dig into metaphysically speaking.
While Carla was on the air I finished another ten feet of the walkway around the side fish pond. It’s been a lot of work but it is really turning out nicely. I also planted a little grass seed in the front yard and I re-did a small landscaping feature in the back yard that includes one azalea bush surrounded by brown hardwood mulch upon which I put a number of geodes and fossils that were gathered from Avalon last year before we sold that property.
Around noon a good friend of ours left Louisville and headed out west to seek her fortune. No one has ever given more or asked less for selfless service. We will miss you, MG, and wish you Godspeed on your journey to your new home.
Our evening of television viewing was made of NCIS episodes along with Burn Notice. We thoroughly enjoyed all the mystery and intrigue and the side jokes that writers must put in for their most loyal viewers. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_Carla on April 13, 2014 8:19am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. She did her two full laps, off-loadings, and exercises with good vigor. She is still having trouble sleeping a full night so the mornings are pretty sleepy for her. To her credit, she is able to do all the exercises, protocol, and dressing changes while nearly dozing in some cases.
I pounded some more marble chips into the side fish pond walkway and now have only a little over 30 ft. to go. Today is Thunder Over Louisville when the air show and fireworks display happen down town on the river. It is the beginning of the celebration of the Kentucky Derby which will be run in three weeks—the first Saturday in May. All kinds of military aircraft, including the Navy’s Blue Angels, performed wonders in the sky over the Ohio River and the weather was in the mid-70s. Winter couldn’t be more gone.
In the evening we had a block of both NCIS and Modern Family to entertain us. When it came time for the protocol we were headed to the Classic Rock & Roll station but decided to stop at the Classical Music station. Some of those old timers like Beethoven and Bach really know how to rock out. On Austin City Limits we enjoyed Gary Clark for the first half hour and Alabama Shakes for the second half hour. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.