I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 91.8-10:

Questioner: Were we successful in re-establishing clear contact?

Ra: I am Ra. There was the misstep which then needed to be re-repeated. This was done. The communication is once again clear. We enjoyed the humorous aspects of the necessary repetitions.

Questioner: What occurred when the microphone cords were slightly moved?

Ra: I am Ra. The link between the instrument’s mind/body/spirit complex and its yellow-ray, chemical, physical vehicle was jarred. This caused some maladjustment of the organ you call the lungs, and, if the repair had not been done, would have resulted in a distorted physical complex condition of this portion of the instrument’s physical vehicle.

Questioner: What kind of distortion?

Ra: I am Ra. The degree of distortion would depend upon the amount of neglect. The ultimate penalty, shall we say, for the disturbing of the physical vehicle is the death, in this case by what you would call the congestive heart failure. As the support group was prompt, there should be little or no distortion experienced by the instrument.”

We always had three tape recorders running during each session of the Ra contact because we had failures in one or two on rare occasions. We wanted to be sure to catch every word that Ra had to say, so it was my job to take care of the tape recorders. At the beginning of this session, for some unknown reason, one of the tape recorders started making a grinding noise that was easily audible and would interfere with the recording of the other two tape recorders, so I put a nearby rug over the noisy recorder to silence it. That pulled just slightly on the microphone cord that was connected to the cover just below Carla’s chin.

Apparently this slight pull on the microphone cord was enough to jar the connection between Carla’s physical body and her spirit which was then with those of Ra in the fifth density of the Earth’s inner planes. Ra said that there was some small injury to her lungs, in the form of congestion, as a result of this pull very likely because these organs were the closest to the source of the pull. If we had not re-walked the Circle of One immediately and expelled our breath over her chest from the right to the left, the damage could have been severe, even perhaps causing her physical death. In 91.11, Ra described this situation as the “silver cord reflex”:

Questioner: Why does such a very minor effect like the slight movement of the microphone cord result in this situation? Not mechanically or chemically, but philosophically, if you can answer this question?

Ra: I am Ra. We can only answer mechanically as there is no philosophy to the reflexes of physical vehicular function.

There is what you might call the silver cord reflex; that is, when the mind/body/spirit complex dwells without the environs of the physical shell and the physical shell is disturbed, the physical shell will reflexively call back the absent enlivener; that is, the mind/body/spirit complex which is connected with what may be metaphysically seen as what some of your philosophers have called the silver cord.

If this is done suddenly the mind/body/spirit complex will attempt entry into the energy web of the physical vehicle without due care, and the effect is as if one were to stretch one of your elastic bands and let it shrink rapidly. The resulting snap would strike hard at the anchored portion of the elastic band.

The process through which you as a group go in recalling this instrument could be likened unto taking this elastic and gently lessening its degree of tension until it was without perceptible stretch.

In 1.11-.12, Ra gave us the method to use in “recalling this instrument”:

Questioner: Will you be available for communication? Can we call on you in the future?

Ra: I am Ra. We have good contact with this instrument because of her recent experiences with trance. She is to be able to communicate our thoughts in your future. However, we advise care in disturbing the channel for a few moments, and then the proper procedure for aiding an instrument who has, to some extent, the need of re-entering the mind/body/spirit complex which the instrument has chosen for the life experience of this time/space. Do you understand how to nurture this instrument?

Questioner: No. Could you explain it?

Ra: We suggest first a brief period of silence.

Then the repetition of the instrument’s vibratory complex of sound in your density which you call name. Repeat until an answer is obtained.

Then the laying on of the hands at the neck region for a brief period so that the instrument may recharge batteries which are not, shall we say, full of the essence of this particular field at this time.

And finally, a gift of water into which the love of all present has been given. This will restore this entity, for her distortions contain great sensitivity towards the vibrations of love, and the charged water will effect comfort.

Even under the conditions of what could have been a serious situation those of Ra maintained their sense of humor remarking that they enjoyed the humorous aspects of the necessity of our re-walking of the Circle of One, not just once, but twice. Because the tape recorder and rug were in the path of our walking the Circle of One, I slightly tripped over one of the tape recorders as we re-walked the Circle of One the first time. This was another small action that necessitated the re-walking of the Circle of One again. It’s good to know that I was able to make those of Ra laugh. In 57.1, Ra gave their definition of a sense of humor:

Questioner: Could you first give me an indication of the instrument’s condition, please?

Ra: I am Ra. This instrument is under a most severe psychic attack. This instrument is bearing up well due to replenished vital energies and a distortion towards a sense of proportion which your peoples call a sense of humor.

This afternoon my goal was to trim the dead stalks out of the Snowball Hydrangea in front of the house, just outside of my bedroom window, and I also wanted to trim the hedge in the front yard where it was growing too tall in a few places. It would have been helpful if my hedge clippers were working, but they would run for a few seconds and then stop. So I used my 8-foot limb loppers to cut the tallest of the bushes on both the north and south sides of the front yard. It took longer without the hedge clippers, but I was able to get the bushes back into a more even arrangement.

From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:

May 19

The Spirit Of Adventurous Space

I am of the principle of the love of Jesus the Christ. I greet you in the full consciousness of love.

This instrument has been anxious this morning, wondering if the spirit came and went in the night, marveling that rather than feeling porous and full of the spirit she feels hard and flinty as a rock.

Are all who seek so full of fears in the night watches and the mornings when all is not just as would be wished?

We encourage in all who are timid the spirit of adventurous space. Allow the self to expand, not to include new territories but to include space: space within the self; space within the personality; space within the day.

Those spaces may be filled by those whims and hunches which come to one who has allowed space; those hunches and whims that cause one to reach out and express the spirit of love.

It is in small things that the spirit is transmitted from one to another of the children of God. And there is never any holiday from the spirit’s promptings, not in the night watches and not in the morning nor any time whatsoever.

We leave you in the peace of the constant presence of divine love, now and always. Amen.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of Love and open our hearts, our minds, and our souls to send love, light, and healing energies to Mother Earth as she brings forth a New Earth in fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light, and healing energies of the One Infinite Creator heal the heart of each soul in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energies in their hearts, in their minds, and in their souls. Amen.