2022-09-24

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today my 102 quote comes from the Forward:

Forward

We humans take greater responsibility for our behavior as we mature emotionally and spiritually. This happens earlier for some of us than for others, but there’s no getting around it: at some point in our evolution, each of us begins to notice whether our thoughts and deeds are selfish or unselfish. We become aware of a personal preference to love and serve all others, or to love and serve only the self, and we begin to bend our will toward the chosen path. Every experience becomes an opportunity to polarize our consciousness—to make the Choice between the positively-polarized path or the negatively-polarized path. 

The third density of evolution in which we now find ourselves, or the third grade in the school of souls, is a time for awakening to our spiritual nature. Each incarnation is a chance to awaken anew, and to commit ever more strongly to a path of service to the One Infinite Creator. For those of us who wish to serve others—presumably many who read this book—there arises a yearning to peer through the illusion of separation, to begin to grasp the unity of all things, and to love all as One, ourselves included but not set above other-selves. When it is time to move on to the fourth density of love and understanding, each of us will have become conscious of our polarity, or bias, even if we do not call it by one of Ra’s two terms: service to others or service to self.  Though there is no universal way of describing this phenomenon, the Choice is the defining feature of our third-density experience. As Ra says, it is “the axis upon which the creation turns,” while “the remainder of the densities is continuous refining of the Choice”. 76.16

Carla, Don, and Jim: Living the Choice

I would like to share some major life events that illustrate how Don, Carla and I chose to be of service to others in our lives. Some of these things happened long before we met one another, but I believe that the choices we made in certain pivotal moments helped bring us together so that the Ra Contact could one day come to pass. It is amazing to look back and see how it all came together. I do believe that in each moment that a seeker makes conscious, polarized choices, a wealth of opportunity to continue along the chosen path is drawn into the life experience. This phenomenon seemed to be at work with Don, Carla, and me.

How Carla Chose to Live the Choice in Her Life

From two to five years of age, Carla had profound mystical experiences. As a toddler she wore glasses that she would hang from the venetian blinds next to her crib at naptime. One day, before falling asleep, she noticed a ray of sunlight that passed between the blinds and through the lens of her glasses. She suddenly found herself transported to a place that she would call her “Magic Garden”.

In this place, Carla watched a rose vine twining around her arm. She “saw” music in the air. Then she found herself surrounded by forest, face to face with Jesus. He looked as though he had walked a long way. His feet and sandals were dusty, his hair somewhat dirty and disheveled. Jesus never spoke a word, but when Carla looked into his eyes, she knew the meaning of unconditional love.

These experiences happened frequently when Carla took her naps, until the age of five when she told her Mom and Dad about them. They laughed and told her that she must have been dreaming because such things could not happen to a little girl. From that moment on, Carla never saw her Magic Garden again, but she was a follower of Jesus for the rest of her life.

Another pivotal moment for Carla came at the age of twelve. Due to her experience with Jesus in her early years she had wanted to be of service to others with all of her heart. Since she was a child prodigy her mother and father thought that the best way to foster her high intelligence was to give her constructive criticism rather than any compliments. Later, Ra would describe this type of incarnational lesson as a kind of giving “without expectation of return”:

Agreements were made prior to incarnation; the first, with the so-called parents and siblings of this entity. This provided the experiential catalyst for the situation of offering radiance of being without expectation of return.” –50.5

By the time she was twelve Carla had had so much of this constructive criticism that she felt that there was no way that she would ever be able to fulfill her life’s desire to be of service to others. So, she prayed to die and, six months later, her kidneys failed, leading to a Near Death Experience. Once again, she found herself in a wooded setting, walking along a trail and up a hill. Beyond the hill she could see the very top of a temple, where she knew her spiritual family was waiting for her.

Before she could get to the temple a voice came out of the air and told her that it was not her time to leave. She was told that she had chosen a difficult life and that, if she wanted to, she could divide it into two lives to make it easier to provide the service that she wanted so much to provide. That meant that she would have to go through another childhood; but Carla had had enough difficulty in her present childhood and didn’t want to have to go through another one. More importantly, knowing now beyond a shadow of a doubt that there was service for her to give to others, she said that she would go back to her present life and seek that service. And so, she did.

Questioner: You are saying that the instrument itself then created the kidney problem at that time?

Ra: I am Ra. The instrument’s desire to leave this density lowered the defenses of an already predisposed weak body complex, and an allergic reaction was so intensified as to cause the complications which distorted the body complex towards unviability.

The will of the instrument, when it found that there was, indeed, work to be done in service, was again the guiding factor, or complex of vibratory patterns, which kept the body complex from surrendering to dissolution of the ties which cause the vitality of life. –63.3

Thank goodness for Carla’s will to serve!

As a young adult, Carla really followed her heart in ways that brought all kinds of adventure, including some difficult catalyst. Though she would eventually complete her undergraduate studies in English Literature at the University of Louisville and would go on earn a master’s degrees in Library Service, Carla dropped out of college for a period of time, wishing to experience the challenges of giving and receiving love in “the real world”, so to speak. During that time, she actually worked in a sleazy bar, and earned the respect of patrons and coworkers alike by listening to their troubles, offering heartfelt counseling, and entertaining them with a capella songs when the house band would break between sets.

She had a lovely singing voice, and her first marriage was to a man who wished to marry her only so that they could take a job as the opening act for Peter, Paul, and Mary, traveling and living together without being viewed as “immoral”. Though Carla herself said, “my motivation for marriage was not love but ambition”, she chose to keep her promise to her husband despite his many affairs. It was a difficult time during which Carla navigated the catalyst offered by this situation and made every effort to open her heart and give love without any expectation of return. As it turned out, her husband eventually asked for a divorce in 1968—under one condition: that she would return to Louisville, KY, and “be with her people.” Carla obliged—though she did not heed his mother’s encouragement to “take his credit card and run up as much of a bill as you want!”

By that time Carla had completed her education and, sadly, her husband was having his final affair. He also had chosen to move to Vancouver, British Columbia to evade the Vietnam War draft and his girlfriend had come along. To add insult to injury, when he was unable to find a job, he asked Carla to support him.

Carla believed in the notion that one’s marriage vows really were “for better or for worse”. To this end, she left Louisville to be near her husband and to attempt to honor those vows. She took a wonderful job as Head Librarian at Vancouver’s Frazier University, where she had thirteen employees to supervise.

And then, out of the blue, her husband asked for a divorce and insisted that Carla return to her hometown “to be with her people”. Coming to terms with the situation, Carla obliged. Though she left her cherished job reluctantly, she soon found herself relieved to be back in Louisville, no longer bound to an unhealthy relationship.

Eventually Carla rejoined Don’s weekly meditation group. The two grew closer, and the day after her divorce was final, Don moved into her apartment near downtown Louisville. All these rocky years had led her back home to Don, but this time Carla was sure of where she belonged.

Within a couple of weeks of their living together Don and Carla began to write their first book, The Crucifixion of Esmerelda Sweetwater. It was a magical experience in that they saw the characters and plot develop in their minds as they sat together on the couch, Carla’s head on Don’s lap as he held a tape recorder in his hand to record the plot and characters.

As they would one day realize, this book was prophetic regarding many people that Don and Carla would meet and various activities that they would be involved in throughout their sixteen years together. Ra later confirmed this during the contact:

When the commitment was made between two of this group to work for the betterment of the planetary sphere, this commitment activated a possibility/probability vortex of some strength. The experience of generating this volume was unusual in that it was visualized as if watching the moving picture.

Time had become available in its present-moment form. The scenario of the volume went smoothly until the ending of the volume. You could not end the volume, and the ending was not visualized as the entire body of the material but was written or authored.

This is due to the action of free will in all of the creation. However, the volume contains a view of significant events, both symbolically and specifically, which you saw under the influence of the magnetic attraction which was released when the commitment was made and full memory of the dedication of this, what you may call, mission restored.”—68.14

By 1974, most of the fellows from Don’s meditation and channeling experiment had graduated college and left the group in order to get married or get jobs. It was at this time that Don asked Carla if she would be willing to learn how to channel so that the experiment to receive better and better spiritually-oriented information through channeling could continue. She agreed, and it was actually Hatonn that taught Carla how to channel as Don channeled Hatonn’s instructions to her. Hatonn was the fourth-density planetary mind that had begun channeling to Don’s experimental group in 1962. These channelings eventually attracted a number of folks to join in Sunday night meditations which then became another service of L/L Research. Later, Carla would channel another planetary mind by the name of Latwii that was of fifth-density origin.

Carla would also travel with Don to investigate UFO abductions as he flew a small plane to any new cases that he heard about. In 1976 they self-published Secrets of the UFO, and in 1980 they published a cassette tape of recorded messages from supposed extraterrestrials called Messages From the UFO. This was the major work that Don and Carla did in the twelve years that they were together before I joined them in December of 1980.

Throughout her early life, Carla had to experience many roles—student, stage performer, devoted wife, and career librarian—in order to heed each desire and call to service, answering always to the heart of her being. Her passionate heart and her faith in humanity led her on all kinds of adventures. Some were difficult and disappointing, but, in each case, she applied herself to seeing love in those around her, and to viewing these experiences as precious opportunities to grow and to become more loving by the day.

The early challenges she faced, combined with the choices she made to love with abandon and keep going wherever her heart led her, eventually led Carla to Don. She was able, in love and faith, to embark with him upon an unusual journey, living more and more into her mystical nature, and venturing into the unknown. This would lead not only to the Ra Contact and to our partnership, but to a lifetime of living and sharing the Law of One.

This morning I began to place the chairs that we used for the Homecoming Gathering in the little room beside the furnace in the basement. Then I ran some errands to get cat food, a new litter box for Boscoe, and a 3-ring notebook to keep my new Camelot Journal entries in that deal with Living the Law of One 102: The Outer Work. I need the litter box in my current process of getting him to come downstairs and eventually see the first floor of the house as his home so that the two feral cats upstairs can have the entire second floor as their home. Then all three kitties can have a better life.

This afternoon I brought a few chairs from Homecoming into the basement and combined them with all the other chairs.

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

September 24

Laughter And Quiet

Greetings in the love of Jesus the Christ. I am the spirit of the consciousness of Christ in the vibration which comforts this instrument.

We noted the surprise which this child showed when we joked at the challenge she offered to us. This is no cause for surprise. Jesus’ love is based upon a consciousness in which ecstasy is the steady-state experience and laughter as natural as breathing.

Do you distract yourself so that you cannot feel this joy? Quiet yourself, then, until the tides of ease and laughter inundate you and offer blessing in your experience.

Peace be with you. 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.

2022-09-23

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today I start the first of the quotes from Living the Law of One 102: The Outer Work. Carla wrote Living the Law of One 101: The Choice in 2009 with the intention of making the information that we got in the Ra contact easier to understand for the average spiritual seeker of truth as Ra’s concepts and sentence structure are sometimes difficult to grasp. In 101 she mentioned her plans to write 102 and also Living the Law of One 103: The Inner Work, but, as fate would have it, she passed into larger life before she was able to do so. However, she did make outlines for 102 and 103, and I have written first drafts of both of those books using her outlines. Gary and Austin are in the process of editing 102, but a heavy L/L Research work load has slowed that process which means that some of what I will be sharing in these Camelot Journal entries may not be the final version. I should also mention that Carla was able to write the first chapter of 102 and the Preface, so you will at least get a taste of her inspiring style of writing in the next few days. Today I will start with Carla’s Preface to 102 and my introduction to it:

Preface

This book has come into being because I was fortunate in finding the outline for it and for 103 a couple of years ago. Carla had written outlines for both Living the Law of One 102: The Outer Work and Living the Law of One 103: The Inner Work back around 2009. She had also made a start in writing the book itself. She was able to complete a Preface and the first chapter of 102. In the intervening years I had forgotten about them, so I was very surprised and grateful to find her initial efforts to write 102. It took me a couple of years to find the desire to tackle the job of actually attempting to write the books.

Carla was such a good writer and had such a personal way of communicating with her readers that I felt it would be hard to duplicate her work or come anywhere close to it. But I finally decided that I needed to give it a try, and the more that I worked on the writing the more excited and inspired I got. It was also good to know that I would have the help of Diana Roy in editing the book as she had done such a marvelous job in helping Gary to edit A Concept Guide. And I knew that Gary and Austin would be very helpful team members in editing the book and undertaking the process of bringing it to publication.

So this book has been a team effort guided primarily by Carla’s outline and her always open heart. I cannot thank her enough for beginning this project over twenty years ago. It is part of a very large living legacy of spiritual material that continues to inspire seekers of truth the world over. I hope that this book makes her smile.

Following is the original Preface that Carla wrote in 2013.

Jim McCarty
Louisville, Kentucky
[Date]

This report on the philosophy of the Confederation of Angels and Planets in the Service of the Infinite Creator is the second volume of the Living the Law of One series. It builds on the first volume’s concepts. Therefore I reproduce here the eleven basic principles of The Law of One which I discussed in the first volume, 101: The Choice:

1.The creation is unitary. Its nature is unconditional love. We are all one. We are all literally created by love. We live in an illusion made of light and energy or vibration rather than the solidity we see with our physical eyes. We are Players on a Gameboard playing a Game of life. We have complete free will. We can always choose how to respond to the things that come our way.

2. Our Earth world’s Gameboard is in an illusion which works by polarity. The two poles are service to others and service to self. We become Players by making the choice to polarize. The first choice we make to be of service to others is our beginning as positive Players. Every succeeding choice increases our polarity. Using a physical analogy, we need to polarize sufficiently to achieve escape velocity.

3. We have minds which belong to our physical bodies. We also have consciousness, which is the environment of our spiritual selves and our energy bodies. We use both our minds and our consciousness as Players. We sharpen our perceptions so that we may make better, more polarized choices every day.

4. As Players we work primarily with our energy bodies. Our goal is to keep their chakras unblocked, letting the Creator’s infinite energy flow through the system freely. The first energy center or chakra is the red-ray chakra. As we deal with red-ray issues like sexuality and survival, we work to keep our red-ray chakras clear.

5. The orange-ray chakra deals with relationships with the self and others. As Players we work with our catalyst to keep distractions such as anger and shame from blocking the orange-ray energy center. Our human, yellow-ray density is nested within, or built atop, the orange-ray density of animals, plants, and all biologically living things. We are stewards of our Earth as well as its beloved children.

6. The yellow-ray energy center deals with formal relationships such as marriage, children, and the work environment. Players work to keep their yellow-ray chakras clear of blockage due to catalyst having to do with these relationships. Often such catalyst has to do with the desire to possess or be possessed.

7. We enter our green-ray chakra, our hearts, when we come to know ourselves, accept ourselves and fall in love with ourselves just as we are. This gives us the eyes of love we need to accept, forgive and love others. If we can love unconditionally while making choices for service to others, we will graduate at Harvest.

8. Our blue-ray chakra concerns true communication. Communication is a sacred activity. To keep our blue-ray energy centers unblocked, we get real with ourselves and others, telling our truth with honesty and compassion. Listening is a blue-ray skill, and we as Players strive to hear each other with respect and accuracy.

9. The indigo-ray energy center is the home of faith. Players keep this chakra open by refraining from self-doubt. The indigo- and blue-ray centers are also used by Players to access the gateway to intelligent infinity to do Lighthouse-Level work. We keep the whole energy body clear by doing balancing exercises daily.

10. We Players doing such types of Lighthouse-Level work as meditation, prayer, journaling and increasing our faith employ the discipline of our personalities. We learn to see all of life as sacred and all of our actions as potentially magical. We develop the ability to set our intention and to create changes in our level of consciousness.

11. Players can use the gateway to intelligent infinity for advanced Lighthouse-Level work such as channeling, healing and sacred sex. Working with the light so closely, Players may experience psychic greetings. We can protect ourselves by closing the circuits in our energy bodies and by asking for help from spirit.

With Living the Law of One 102, we take up a more detailed discussion of how to work with our energy bodies as we deal with the catalyst of the first three chakras. That catalyst is the “grist for the mill” of our experience, as we deal with the lower chakras’ energy expenditures.

If at any time I refer to a concept which baffles you, please refer back to this Preface, and if you are still puzzled, seek within the pages of 101 for the information you need.

I hope you enjoy the ride through this look at our catalyst, our emotions and the wide world of our outer work.

Carla L. Rueckert
Louisville, Kentucky
August 3, 2013

This morning I did some laundry and then ran some errands to pick up meds at the vet’s for Boscoe, and then I got some greenie pouches at PetSmart for the cats upstairs. I also renewed my driver’s license by mail after discovering that the old office for doing so in person is no longer in existence. My last stop was at Kroger’s to pick up a couple of food items for myself.

This afternoon I use my garden hose and watering wand to water all of the flowers in the front, side, and back yards as it has been so dry recently. I also watered the small forsythia bushes on my north and south borders. My last job was to clean the filters for the fountain in the fish pond as I could see that the fountain was running at only a quarter of its usual height. After the filters were cleaned it ran to its normal four feet in height.

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

September 23

It Is Your Dance

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

Let your spirits rise! Let your laughter sound forth! For there is a great victory in realizing that, truly, you are improvising upon the stage that is so seriously called life. You are an artist, a comedian, a tragedian, a philosopher, and a fool. You are any part you wish to play. It is your improvisation; it is your dance; it is your day and your life.

Take nothing to be troublesome, but gaze at it as though it were in a play. How shall you amuse yourself, beautify that which is not beautiful, or glorify that which is mundane in the situation you see? To you come the improvisational opportunities to change the atmosphere, the tone and the very plot of your improvisational life.

Because that play is so dear to you, you hold it too close and see it not well. Back away in love, in total engagement, with the attempt to be the best, the finest, and, hopefully my friends, the one with deep, strong humor.

To see life too seriously is to miss the comedy and the merriment, to feel that joy may not be appropriate although it always is. And as you have this point of view, so shall you radiate it, for it is the point of view of the living Christ: total compassion, total unity, and merry, merry laughter.

See the comedy on your stage and make it graceful, dancing through it with the skill of those born of light and love.

We leave you in the peace of Jesus the Christ, both now and ever. 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.

2022-09-22

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 106.23:

Questioner: I would just ask if there’s anything we can do to help the instrument and make her more comfortable or improve the contact, and what would be the soonest Ra would recommend the next contact? And we would certainly— I would certainly appreciate the return of the golden hawk. It gave me great comfort.

Ra: I am Ra. You have complete freedom to schedule workings.

We suggest the nature of all manifestation to be illusory and functional only insofar as the entity turns from shape and shadow to the One.

I am Ra. We leave you, my friends, in the love and the glorious light of the One Infinite Creator. Go forth, then, rejoicing in the power and in the peace of the One Infinite Creator. Adonai.”

Here we have the last question of the Ra contact, and Don asked Ra if there was anything that we could do to make the instrument more comfortable or help the Ra contact. This was his traditional maintenance question at the end of a session where Don could find out information in these two very important areas of concern. However, Ra did not have any suggestion as to how to help Carla or make the Ra contact better, which suggests that there were no special situations in either area that needed comment. Rather, Ra seemed to focus on Don’s third question regarding the soonest time that we could look forward to having the next Ra session and then on Don’s comment that he would appreciate the return of the golden hawk as it gave him great comfort when he saw it on a walk down the road from our Lake Lanier House. Ra mentioned that we were free to schedule our workings as we pleased. And then Ra responded to Don’s comment about feeling great comfort when he saw the golden hawk by making a general statement about our third-density experience in which all of that which is manifested within our third density is, in truth, illusory and has the purpose of helping each of us turn from what seems to be real–but is not–and realize the ultimate reality of the One Creator that exists in all things. Interestingly, in 30.5, Ra used the evolution of second-density animals into third density beings as a means of revealing that the One Creator exists in all things:

Questioner: I would like to know how the mind/body/spirit complexes originate. How, going back as far as necessary, does the— Do they originate by spirit forming mind and mind forming body? Can you tell me this?

Ra: I am Ra. We ask you to consider that you are attempting to trace evolution. This evolution is as we have previously described, the consciousness being first, in first density, without movement, a random thing. Whether you may call this mind or body complex is a semantic problem. We call it mind/body complex recognizing always that in the simplest iota of this complex exists in its entirety the One Infinite Creator; this mind/body complex then in second density discovering the growing and turning towards the light, thus awakening what you may call the spirit complex, that which intensifies the upward spiraling towards the love and light of the Infinite Creator.

The addition of this spirit complex, though apparent rather than real, it having existed potentially from the beginning of space/time, perfects itself by graduation into third density. When the mind/body/spirit complex becomes aware of the possibility of service to self or other-self, then the mind/body/spirit complex is activated.

When you take Ra’s beautiful statement into deeper consideration, it seems to be a final answer to Don’s confusion about the meaning of the hawk that landed outside of our house in Louisville after we had returned from Atlanta. We had looked at the house three miles from the airport and had decided to move there until Don misread the meaning of the hawk and thought it meant we should not move to that house. In the following series of questions Don continues to ask Ra about that hawk, and Ra continues to try to give Don a more positive interpretation of the hawk without infringing on his free will:

96.11 Questioner: Sorry to ask the unimportant question. I was thinking of the future readers, and that they would be totally mystified as to how much…

Was there a significance with respect to the hawk that landed the other day just outside of the kitchen window?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct. We may note that we find it interesting that queries offered to us are often already known. We assume that our confirmation is appreciated.

96.12 Questioner: This seems to be connected with the concept of the birds being messengers in the tarot and this is a demonstration of this concept in the tarot, and I was wondering about the mechanics, you might say, of this type of a message. I assume the hawk was a messenger, and I assume that as I thought of the possible meaning of this with respect to our activities I was, in the state of free will, getting a message through the appearance of this very unusual bird, unusual, I say, in that it came so close. I would be very interested to know the origin of the message. (Of course, the origin is the One Creator.) The mechanics of this are very mystifying to me. Would Ra comment on this, please?

Ra: I am Ra. No.

97.3 Questioner: I’ve been doing some consideration of the appearance of the hawk and have made this analysis of the bird in Card Three. The bird is a message from the higher self, and the position of the wings in Card Three, one wing pointing toward the female, indicates that it is a message to the female acting as catalyst for the mind. The position of the downward wing indicates that the message is of a negative or of a nature indicating the inappropriateness of certain mental activity or plan. Would Ra comment on that?

Ra: I am Ra. No.

97.5 Questioner: I have analyzed the hawk that I saw immediately after returning from the house in Atlanta as a message, most probably from my higher self, indicating that the plan of moving was not the best; was not too appropriate since, without the hawk, everything would have continued as planned with no added catalyst. This single catalyst of a remarkable nature then, logically, from my point of view, could only mean that there was a message as to the inappropriateness of the plan for some reason yet to be discovered. Would Ra comment on that?

Ra: I am Ra. We tread as close as possible to the Law of Confusion in suggesting that not all wingèd creatures have an archetypical meaning. We might suggest that the noticing of shared subjectively notable phenomena is common when, in another incarnational experience, work significant to the service of increased polarity has been shared. These subjectively interesting shared phenomena then act as a means of communication, the nature of which cannot be discussed by those outside of the shared incarnational experience without the interference with the free will of each entity involved in the complex of subjectively meaningful events.

97.7 Questioner: I find myself presently in a difficult position of decision, primarily because of the appearance of the aforementioned hawk after our return from Atlanta. The only objective of any value at all is the work that we are doing which includes not only the contact but communication and dissemination of information to those who might request it. Since the move was connected with that, and since the  hawk was, to me, obviously a function of that process, I am at present in a quandary with respect to the optimal situation since I have not yet decided definitely on the significance of the hawk or the advantages or efficaciousness of the move and do not want to create a process which is basically irreversible if it is going to result in a lack of our ability to be of service to those who would seek that which we are able to manifest through our efforts here. Would Ra comment on that situation?

Ra: I am Ra. The questioner presumes much, and to comment is an infringement upon its free will. We may suggest the pondering of our previous comments regarding the wingèd creatures of which you speak. We repeat that any place of working, properly prepared by this group, is acceptable to Ra. The discrimination of choice is yours.

105.12 Questioner: I have come to the conclusion that the meaning of the hawk that we had about a year ago when we started to move the first time had to do with the non-benign nature, in the metaphysical sense, of the house which I had picked for the move. If it isn’t a problem with the Law of Confusion I think that it’d be philosophically interesting to know if I am correct with respect to that.

Ra: I am Ra. What bird comes to affirm for Ra? What bird would be chosen to warn? We ask the questioner to ponder these queries.

These are the two photographs that Don took of the golden hawk just down the road from our Lake Lanier house north of Atlanta, Georgia:

This is the Epilogue to Book V of the Law of One, published by our mass market publisher, Schiffer Publications, which Carla and I wrote to speak about the end of the Ra contact, Don Elkins’ death, and the lessons we all learned during and after our time with Don and those of Ra.

Epilogue to Book V

Jim: After we moved back to Louisville the mental/emotional dysfunction which Ra spoke of concerning Don occurred. Don was noted all his life for being very cool and extremely wise, emotionally unmoved by events which caused others to fall apart. His observations and advice always proved to be correct. Now, as this dysfunction worsened, Don saw himself intensely affected by even the smallest stimuli. His worrying deepened to depression and he sought healing counsel from every available source, yet nothing worked, and he resigned himself to a death which he saw quickly approaching.

After seven months of this mental, emotional, and physical deterioration he became unable to sleep or to eat solid foods. By November he had lost one-third of his body weight and was experiencing intense pain. He refused further hospitalization which we saw as the last hope for his survival. The thought of having him put into the hospital against his will was abhorrent to us, but we decided to do it and to hope for a miracle, knowing of no other possible way to save Don’s life at that point.

When the police came to serve the warrant a five and one-half hour standoff resulted. Don was convinced his death was imminent, and he did not want to die in a mental hospital. When tear gas was used to bring Don out of the house, he walked out of the back door and shot himself once through the brain. He died instantly.

After his death Carla saw him three times in waking visions, and he assured us that all was well and that all had occurred appropriately—even if it made no sense at all to us.

So we give praise and thanksgiving for Don’s life, for his death, and for our work together.

Though this book is a more personal portion of that work, we hope that you can see that the principles underlying our experiences are the same ones which underlie yours. Though expressions may vary widely, the purpose is the same: that the many portions of the One may know themselves and the One as One. Or, as Ra put it: “We leave you in appreciation of the circumstance of the great illusion in which you now choose to play the pipe and timbrel and move in rhythm. We are also players upon a stage. The stage changes. The acts ring down. The lights come up once again. And throughout the grand illusion and the following and the following there is the undergirding majesty of the One Infinite Creator. All is well. Nothing is lost. Go forth rejoicing in the love and the light, the peace and the power of the One Infinite Creator. I am Ra. Adonai.”

Carla: Jim and I have wished to open this personal material for those who feel they might find it useful, because we see in our experiences a good example of the kind of stress that working in the light will produce. The more full of enlightenment the channeling received, the more enlightened the patterns of living and talking need to be. In the case of Don, Jim and me, all of our outer behavior was correct, and it was not to be held against Don that he didn’t become a talker when he got sick. He had never taken another’s advice, and he did not want mine or Jim’s then any more than usual. And so the tendency Don had of being paranoid bloomed until he was sure I was no longer his love. For him the world without me was unacceptable.

Looking deeper at the timing here, it is crucial that it be seen that I was at this point weighing in at around 84 pounds, at 5’4″. Each session was extremely hard, and yet I never flagged in my desire to continue. I was perfectly willing to die in the process of gaining these sessions’ contents. Don was very worried that I would indeed die, and fussed over me continually. There was some mechanism within him which persisted in trying to figure out how to substitute himself for me in taking the brunt of the contact. He spoke about it from time to time, and I always discouraged that line of thinking. But he did just that, in the end. His death ended the contact with those of Ra, and we have never been tempted to take it up again, as we are following Ra’s own advice not to do that except with the three of us.

I want to express to each reader the profound feeling of peace that has come to me in the healing of my present incarnation. There will always be that part of me that wishes I could have either been able to save Don or to die with him. I think that is one valid way I could have gone. Then he and I would be a vastly romantic, and quite dead, part of L/L history. But this is not the lesson that was mine. Mine was the lesson concerning wisdom. Ra put it to me quite bluntly when he asked what my time was for going to Jerusalem. He was asking me whether I wanted to martyr myself. This was in the context of questions Don asked concerning the possibility of more frequent sessions. My response to that was to go on my first vacation in eleven years. Don and I had adventures, NOT vacations!

Don’s lesson when our energies and mental distortions were exchanged and merged by our talk in Georgia was concerning the complete opening of his heart. By remaining an observer, he had not yet succeeded in unblocking that great heart of his. In his illness, he truly thought that he was dying that I might be well and live peacefully. There is no more utter devotion and sacrifice than the giving of one’s life. It does not matter, in this context, that he was dead wrong. He never lost me, far from it. He lost himself. In his moment of death he was completely open of heart, and uncaring of the pain of living or of leaving. Of course I have many and conflicting emotions about this. But always I am absolute in my faith that Don’s ending was as noble as his life as a whole. To me, he is beyond words. I just adore that soul.

My lesson was the opposite: that of adding wisdom to completely open love. My heart chakra is usually quite unblocked, but my sense of limits has long been shaky. The mind-meld we shared at that time left me with a choice of dying for Don’s sake or living for his work, for L/L Research, and all we had done and been together. I did exactly what I had to do to stay in this world. It was touch and go for me for a long time, long after Don’s death. I was working the energy of death through my own mind, body and spirit. Through the years I plumbed the depths of despair, anger (how dare he doubt me!) grief and sorrow. I faced my own physical death and knew that the crux had come, and the joy of living was still strong within me. This was during the difficult days around Christmas of 1991. I have never been in that much extremity before, not even when my kidneys failed. But my love felt never stronger. I felt as though all was being burned away, and I welcomed that. In the heat of that pain I felt cleansing and completion. From that time, it was as if a whole new strength had poured into my frail body. As I have achieved a rise from wheelchair and hospital bed, I have felt more and more joy-filled and at the same time transparent. This is a new life I am experiencing, in a new and much replenished body. Indeed, at the age of 54, I feel a grounding and balance that are solid and healthy. I am glad to be here, and feel that I have entered into the working out of the second pattern that my divided life offers. I bless Don’s and my sad tale. And I bless all that has occurred. We loved; we were human. It seems as though we often erred. We did not, for we truly loved. And though I shall always feel orphaned by his absence from my side, I embrace the wonderful things that are now mine to treasure. Jim and I are fueled constantly by the blessing of being able to carry on Don’s work.

Any group that stays together and works harmoniously while being of service to the light will begin to attract psychic greeting of the sorts we experienced. In this crucible, every fault and vanity, however small, is a weapon against the self. Ethical perception needs to remain very alert and cogent of issues and values being tossed around. This is a matter of life and death. L/L Research is a special and wonderful place, and not unlike many other light-houses other wanderers and seekers have lit. Many, many others are awakening now and wishing to become ever more able to be channels for light. And it is a wondrous ministry, to be there as a metaphysical or spiritual home for wanderers and outsiders everywhere. We hope this helps you and your group to stay in full communication, to refuse to offer each other less than joy and faith no matter what! And never, NEVER to make a deal with the loyal opposition!

We at L/L Research continue to keep our doors open for regular meetings, and many visitors come through our doors, through the snail mail and e-mail, and as our books continue to be spread around, those who are aware of Ra’s ideas are all over the globe. Our web site is www.llresearch.org, and our snail-mail address is L/L Research, P. O. Box 5195, Louisville, Kentucky 40255-5195. We answer each piece of mail, and are always glad to hear from readers old and new. Our hearts are eternally grateful for each other, for Don, for those of Ra and the contact they shared with us. Blessings to all who read this book.

L/L Research
Carla L. Rueckert
Jim McCarty

Louisville, Kentucky
December 20, 1997

This afternoon I painted a piece of wood that I plan to use as an auxiliary shelf for my Christmas fern when it is time to bring it into the house. This new shelf will connect the top layer of a current shelf with a book shelf in the back of the kitchen. I also added more duct tape to the bottom of the Christmas fern to be sure that I have sealed a small leak that was there when it was in the house last winter.

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

September 22

Senses Are Illusions

I greet you in the love of Jesus the Christ. I am of the consciousness of Christ in the vibration which comforts this child.

It is well, in the face of difficulty, that you seek to perceive that your senses are illusions which regard illusions. For then consciousness is not squandered on that which cannot offer the love of Christ. How much better and productive to use that unsquandered energy to regard that which underlies all illusion: the consciousness of love, which is Christ consciousness.

Peace be with you. 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.

This Camelot Journal entry ends nearly seven years of my comments and supporting quotes from Ra to elaborate on the information on all of the many topics contained in the Ra contact. It has been my great honor and joy to share this information with all of my readers in the L/L Research family of seekers of truth. I want to continue working with these concepts that we received from Ra by using the books Living the Law of One 102: The Outer Work and Living the Law of One 103: The Inner Work, which I have written first drafts of from outlines that Carla made for both books.

2022-09-21

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 106.22:

“Questioner: Can you tell me what the instrument’s difficulty was with her last whirlpool?

Ra: I am Ra. The instrument took on the mental/emotional nature and distortion complex of the questioner as we have previously noted. The instrument has been taking the swirling waters at temperatures which are too hot and at rates of vibration which, when compounded by the heat of the swirling waters, bring about the state of light shock as you would call the distortion. The mind complex has inadequate oxygen in this distorted state and is weakened.

In this state the instrument, having the questioner’s distortion without the questioner’s strength of the distortion one might liken to the wearing of armor, began to enter into an acute psychotic episode. When the state of shock was past the symptoms disappeared. The potential remains as the empathic identity has not been relinquished, and both the questioner and the instrument live as entities in a portion of the mental/emotional complex of the instrument.

May we ask for one more full query at this working and remind the instrument that it is appropriate to reserve some small portion of energy before a working?”

In the whirlpool experience that Don asked Ra about in this question, Carla had been in the water for about twenty minutes. When the whirlpool experience was complete she exhibited what seemed to be a combination of fear and paranoia, almost growling her displeasure at her situation and crouching behind the whirlpool. Ra said that this most unusual behavior had two causes: having Don’s innate feeling in her that said that this world is an insane asylum and the best you could hope for was a private room, and having just taken a whirlpool that was too hot, with too much bubbling action of the water which cut oxygen off to her brain. Also, Carla did not have what Ra called Don’s “armor” that he used to dispassionately distance himself from the craziness of this third-density illusion so that his personality existed within her mind and emotions without the protection of his armor. Ra also said that the potential for this type of behavior being repeated was possible for as long as both Don’s and Carla’s personalities remained within Carla’s mind. However, we reduced the heat and the speed of the swirling waters for the rest of the time that Carla used the whirlpool, and this type of situation was never repeated. Ra first suggested that the whirlpool would help Carla be more comfortable in 91.38:

Questioner: Since we are at the end of the Matrix of the Mind I will just ask if there is anything we can do to improve the contact or make the instrument more comfortable?

Ra: I am Ra. Each is most conscientious. The instrument might be somewhat more comfortable with the addition of the swirling of the waters with spine erect. All other things which can be performed for the instrument’s benefit are most diligently done. We commend the continual fidelity of the group to the ideals of harmony and thanksgiving. This shall be your great protection. All is well, my friends. The appurtenances and alignments are excellent.

I am Ra. I leave you glorying in the love and in the light of the One Infinite Creator. Go forth, then, rejoicing in the power and the peace of the One Infinite Creator. Adonai.

This morning I washed, dried and replaced the sheets and pillow cases from two of the beds in the basement that had Homecoming friends staying in them. Then at 10 am I had a zoom meet with Erez Batat in Jerusalem that was focused on a couple of friends of his in Spokane Washington who are engaged in a most inspiring kind of channeling of healing energies. They were wanting me to give them more information about how to get a broader picture of what is happening and what they can do to enhance it. Since it is such a unique experience I was only able to make general suggestions in answer to their questions.

This afternoon I did some rearranging of the plants in the back portion of the kitchen so that all the house plants that come inside, when the temperatures begin to drop to the freezing mark, will have the best possible location for their continued growth.

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

September 21

The Quiet Inner Room

I am the spirit of the love of Jesus the Christ and I greet you in the full consciousness which is that of love.

You have awakened to this day already consumed with the cares and challenges which the time ahead bring to you. We ask you to move with the spirit now into that place of perception, that quiet inner room, where the naked silence speaks volumes to the listing ear.

Release all but the contemplation of love and instantly love will begin to bathe you in strength and in the protection of light.

Feel the bubbling joy of that consciousness which is wholly one with love and know that you are one with that consciousness.

Then move forward into the cares of the day, following each concern to its proper conclusion, watching the powers of communication between peoples stutter and fail, viewing the enormous seeming disharmony of the outer world.

Yet do all this while keeping in remembrance that consciousness which is the ground of being. Keep this in mind. Hold this in the heart and there is no confusion, no trouble, no chiding, no impatience that cannot be transformed into opportunity by love, that perfect love which flows through the seeking disciple.

Know you that the love of Jesus the Christ is alive and all-embracing and ever available to one who asks.

We leave you in the peace of the love of the Christ, 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.

2022-09-20

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 106.21:

“Questioner: Is it as efficacious to cleanse the house with salt and water after we move in as it is to do it prior to… we move in?

Ra: I am Ra. In this case it is not an urgent metaphysical concern as timing would be in a less benign and happy atmosphere. One notes the relative simplicity of accomplishing such prior to occupancy. This is unimportant except as regards the catalyst with which you wish to deal.”

In this question Don asked Ra if it would be better to cleanse our new house in Louisville with the salt and water after we moved into it or before we moved into it. Ra replied that the house was “benign and happy” and noted that it would be easier done before we moved in, but it was our choice. In 106.7, Ra described our new house like this:

Questioner: How about the metaphysical quality of the house? Could Ra appraise that please?

Ra: I am Ra. This location is greatly distorted. We find an acceptable description of this location’s quality to elude us without recourse to hackneyed words. Forgive our limitations of expression. The domicile and its rear aspect, especially, is blessèd and angelic presences have been invoked for some of your time past.

But, even thought our house was “benign and happy,” such a domicile still needed to be cleansed with salt and water as Ra said in 106.9:

Questioner: Would the cleansing by salt and water then be necessary for this property? Or would it be recommended, shall I say?

Ra: I am Ra. There is the recommended metaphysical cleansing as in any relocation. No matter how fine the instrument, the tuning still is recommended between each concert or working.

The couple who lived in our new house-to-be for seventeen years before we moved into it, must have been responsible for the very positive vibrations in the house. One was a painter of the palette and canvas variety, and the other one was a gardener. I never got to meet them as Don and Carla went to the real estate agent’s office to sign the purchase agreement with them, and I stayed at the house and began some of the work to unpack our belongings. We had quite a bit of unpacking to do as our possessions completely filled a 51 ft. moving van. Because the cleansing was not a pressing issue, as Ra suggested, we waited to do it until after we had moved in. In 95.11, Ra mentioned the beneficial effect of gardening that may well have played a part in our house being blessed:

We suggest the general principle of preparing each part of your environment as it best suits each in the group with the beauty which each may feel to be appropriate. There is much of blessing in the gardening and the care of surroundings, for when this is accomplished in love of the creation the second-density flowers, plants, and small animals are aware of this service and return it.

This morning I watered the flowers all around the yard since our temperatures are in the low 90s again. Then I ran a few errands to pick up a little food before stopping for lunch.

This afternoon I cleaned up the area in the garage where our chairs that we use for Homecoming were stored on top of lots of leaves that had accumulated in the three years since our last Homecoming. I also went around the yard and garage and collected extension cords that had been used to bring power out to the circle of Homecoming attendees where presentations were being given under the tent. Then I vacuumed the first floor of the house as the finishing touch for the cleanup after Homecoming.

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

September 20

Patience

Greetings in the love of Jesus the Christ. I am the spirit of the consciousness of Christ in the vibration which comforts this instrument.

My child, why do you bustle about within your mind, sorting and sifting the details of mundane experience in a ceaseless attempt to make order out of chaos?

There is great virtue in being patient enough to allow the eddies and rhythms of a complex situation to form a coherent pattern. As you become gradually aware of the pattern, you are then far more able to discern the service which has been prepared for you to accomplish.

Peace and grace be with you. 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.

2022-09-19

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 106.20:

Questioner: I am quite concerned about the instrument’s health at this point and must ask if there is anything I failed to consider with respect to the health of the instrument? Anything at all that we could do for her to improve her condition other than that which has already been recommended?

Ra: I am Ra. All is most whole-heartedly oriented for support here. Perceive the group as here, a location in time/space. Within this true home, keep the light touch. Laugh together, and find joy in and with each other. All else is most fully accomplished or planned for accomplishment.”

In this question Don expressed his great concern for Carla and asked Ra again if there was anything at all that we could do to help her other than what Ra had already told us. Over the three years and two months in which we held 106 sessions with Ra, Don had discovered that if he asked a question, which he had basically asked before, in a slightly different way, that Ra would often give more information about the area in question. For example, in 95.11, Don asked this question:

Questioner: I am assuming that the newly chosen place meets parameters for best contact on the exterior of the house and would ask Ra at this time if there is any suggestions with respect to the exterior of the house?

Ra: I am Ra. The dwelling seems surrounded with the trees and fields of your countryside. This is acceptable. We suggest the general principle of preparing each part of your environment as it best suits each in the group with the beauty which each may feel to be appropriate. There is much of blessing in the gardening and the care of surroundings, for when this is accomplished in love of the creation the second-density flowers, plants, and small animals are aware of this service and return it.

Then just two questions later, in 95.13, Don asked the question in a slightly different way and got this response:

Questioner: Is there any other comment in closing this questioning area upon the new location that Ra could make other than the comments already made on the new location or any part of it?

Ra: I am Ra. We are gratified that this query was offered to us for there has been a concentration of negative thought patterns at a distance north to 10° of north, approximately 45 of what you call yards extending therefrom to all four directions in a rectangular but irregular shape.

We ask that the garlic be strung approximately 60-70 feet beyond the far verge of this area which is approximately 57 yards from the dwelling on a bearing north to 10° off north. We suggest that the garlic be hung in the funnel so that the energies are drawn into the south small end of the funnel and traduced northward and away from the dwelling. The procedure of the hanging will be one for testing your ingenuity but there are several ways to suspend the substance and it is well to do so.

So when Don asked Ra for the second time in this session what we could do to help Carla, Ra gave us one of the most inspiring suggestions that we ever got from them. They reminded us that they felt that we were doing all that we could do. They said for us to look at ourselves in our present condition of difficulty, within this third-density illusion, as actually being located in our true homes in the spiritual realms of time/space. They recommended that we enjoy each other’s company and always keep the light touch and find comfort and joy in each other. I have this inspiring reminder taped to the wall in my bathroom so that I can read it every morning. In 34.6, Ra gave the general principle which they applied to our situation:

Questioner: Thank you. Can you give me examples of catalytic action to produce learning under each of the following headings from the last session we had… Can you give me an example of the self unmanifested producing learning catalyst?

Ra: I am Ra. We observed your interest in the catalyst of pain. This experience is most common among your entities. The pain may be of the physical complex. More often it is of the mental and emotional complex. In some few cases the pain is spiritual in complex-nature. This creates a potential for learning. The lessons to be learned vary. Almost always these lessons include patience, tolerance, and the ability for the light touch.

This morning we got a quarter of an inch of rain, so I didn’t have to water the flowers as I thought I might. I did straighten up the yard some, putting chairs under the tent and drying off the cushions in the dryer after they had been left outside of the tent and got went. Then I spent a couple of hours talking to a good friend who had attended Homecoming. We covered many bases of L/L Research, Don, Carla, me, the Ra contact, and then some of her experiences as a child, as a sister and daughter, and as a seeker of truth.

This afternoon I helped get the house back in order as Gary, Austin, Daniel, and Joanna came over to take care of homing all of the leftover food that Trish had made for Homecoming and get dishes washed and the chairs from the tent area stored in the basement. This ends almost a week of the L/L staff helping to get ready for hosting Homecoming, having Homecoming, and then cleaning up after Homecoming. It was an immensely successful experience of the way that people with open hearts relate to each other, and I am honored to have been able to share my home and gardens with all of these brothers and sisters in the L/L Research family and with the attendees, also brothers and sisters in the L/L Research Family.

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

September 19

The Very Stuff Of Love

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

Has it seemed strange that you suffer and still you live? That so many things occur and yet you are capable of experiencing each thing? Have you wondered, “Where is the room for all the memories, all the feelings of a lifetime?”

Those feelings and memories and biases are of the very stuff of love, for they express the love which each has been able to manifest. Cradled gently within the being lies an infinity of remembrance.

There is nothing through which you cannot go. There is no action too harsh for memory to turn the harshness to lessons learned, new visions perceived, and new challenges accepted.

How very much more you are than you are aware! We call you to an awareness of your larger self and hope that we may inspire in you such deeds as the Creator and you have placed before you this day.

We leave you in quiet confidence and peace, in the love of Jesus the Christ, now and forevermore. 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.

2022-09-18

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 106.18-.19:

 Questioner: My experience with dehumidifiers indicates to me that it will probably be impossible to lower the humidity in that house much with a dehumidifier, although we can try that, and probably if we do move in there, we’ll have to move out very shortly.

Is there anything further that need be done to complete the healing of Jim’s kidney problem?

Ra: I am Ra. If it be realized that the condition shall linger in potential for some months after the surcease of all medication, then care will be taken and all will continue well.

We may note that, for the purposes you intend, the location, [address redacted], whether humid or arid, is uncharacteristically well-suited. The aggravated present distortions of the instrument having abated due to lack of acute catalyst, the condition of the location about which the assumption was made is extremely beneficial.

Questioner: Then the effect of the— you were saying the effect of the humidity— we will try to get it as low as possible, but you are saying the effect of the humidity is a relatively minor consideration when all the other beneficial factors are taken in with respect to the [address redacted] address? Is this correct?

Ra: I am Ra. Yes.”

Don’s first focus in this question was the humidity level in our soon-to-be new home in Louisville. The basement was particularly humid, and the rest of the house was somewhat humid. Don didn’t express much confidence in the efficiency of dehumidifiers and remarked that we might have to move out soon after moving in if the humidity level could not be reduced in this house. Ra responded to Don’s concerns by saying that this house was especially well-suited for our work with those of Ra, and that its vibrational excellence was the major point to be considered as they said in 106.7:

Questioner: How about the metaphysical quality of the house? Could Ra appraise that please?

Ra: I am Ra. This location is greatly distorted. We find an acceptable description of this location’s quality to elude us without recourse to hackneyed words. Forgive our limitations of expression. The domicile and its rear aspect, especially, is blessèd and angelic presences have been invoked for some of your time past.

Ra finished their comments about the humidity level of the house by saying that Carla’s acute allergic reaction (to the moldy carpets in our Lake Lanier house north of Atlanta) was now gone, implying that such reaction was not likely to recur in our new house. And for thirty-one years Carla and I thoroughly enjoyed our house together as we welcomed seekers to our meditations, workshops, Homecoming Gatherings, general celebrations of the holidays in each season of the year, and sharing simple meals with close friends. I wake up each morning in this sacred place feeling most blessed to be able to seek and serve the One at L/L Research.

As the final portion of Don’s question, he asked Ra if there was anything else that needed to be done to complete the healing of my kidney problem that was reactivated when I began a weekend of fasting and seeking. I had not drunk enough water then to flush the toxins from my body at that time, and this situation reactivated my kidney problem as Ra said in 105.4:

The entity, Jim, determined that it would cleanse itself and thus would spend time/space and space/time in pursuit and contemplation of perfection. The dedication to this working was intensified until the mind/body/spirit complex rang in harmony with this intention. The entity did not grasp the literal way in which metaphysical intentions are translated by the body complex of one working in utter unity of purpose. The entity began the period of prayer, fasting, penitence, and rejoicing. The body complex, which was not yet fully recovered from the nephrotic syndrome, began to systematically cleanse each organ, sending all the detritus that was not perfect through kidneys which were not given enough liquid to dilute the toxins being released. The toxins stayed with the body complex and reactivated a purely physical illness. There is no metaphysical portion in this relapse.

So as a result of not drinking enough water I began gaining water weight again and had to take medication for a while to remove it. Ra gave me a “word-to-the-wise” warning that this kidney condition would be possible to reactivate if I was carless with creating disharmony, but I was careful and the cure lasted.

In the second question Don asked Ra if the “effect of the humidity is a relatively minor” when taken into consideration with “all the other beneficial factors are taken into account.” And Ra said: “Yes.” In 106.7, Ra described these other beneficial factors:

Questioner: How about the metaphysical quality of the house? Could Ra appraise that please?

Ra: I am Ra. This location is greatly distorted. We find an acceptable description of this location’s quality to elude us without recourse to hackneyed words. Forgive our limitations of expression. The domicile and its rear aspect, especially, is blessèd and angelic presences have been invoked for some of your time past.

This morning we began our presentations at 9 am. I attended Doug S.’s very interesting presentation on “Being Swept into the Maelstrom” which is a quote from Ra concerning the difficult times we are now experiencing at the end of the third density on planet Earth. Doug made the point that just as a child goes through various stages of maturation, our culture in America is doing the same with so many people now caught up in the conspiracy theories and what is now being called the disclosure movement versus people who realize that such things may be happening but putting importance on such information is a distraction from the spiritual path which sees our purpose on Earth to be of a higher nature. Ra referred to such conspiracy theories as the “planetary game” which is “not central to the harvest.” Then I attended a very inspiring presentation by Ken W presentation on Letting Nature Be Your Guide to Seeing the Creator,” which he illustrated by videos that he took of a volcanoe’s eruption at night in Iceland as well as so many beautiful waterfalls and the aurora borealis.

This afternoon I attended a Guided Meditation narrated by Daniel S. which was also very inspiring as he has a very gentle and melodic voice. Then I attended a presentation by Morris H. about “Is Prayer Still Relevant Today? He gave various kinds and purposes of prayer that were interesting to contemplate. The last presentation that I attended was by Sam W. and was titled Christian Science and the Law of One. Christian Science was begun in 1866 by Mary Baker Eddy and she called it the Law of God. They believed in healing by faith and not doctors or medicine, and, as it turns out, Don Elkin’s mother was a practitioner in the Christian Science tradition. Our last event of the Homecoming was a channeling session in which Austin, Trish, Kathy, and I each channeled a portion of Q’uo’s answer to the question of “How can the seeker balance love, wisdom, and power in the seeking and serving of the One Creator.” This ended our first Homecoming Gathering in three years, and I believe that everyone was feeling the love in every moment that was being shared throughout the weekend in a way that was most inspiring.

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

September 18

The Wonder Of Creation

I am the spirit of the living God and I greet you in the full consciousness of that love which is the love of Jesus Christ.

We ask today that your eyes be transformed, that you may gaze in wonder at the majesty of creation.

Hold your hand before your face. Is it not wonderful? By simple thought flex each finger. See the movements. Do not understand them. But gaze in wonder. Touch thumb to finger and reflect upon the excellence of these tools given by the infinite and glorious Creator to those images of Itself that It sends into the world of manifestation.

Look further up into the sky, around the countryside and, most of all, at the excellence of yourself. And be thankful that the Lord has given to His people not only love and the consciousness of love but a way to manifest and encourage that love to grow and bear fruit.

We leave you in awe, wonder and peace, now and ever. 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.

2022-09-17

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 106.17:

Questioner: Now, summarizing what we can do for the instrument: through praise and thanksgiving and harmony we can… Is that all that we can do other than advising her to drink a considerable amount of liquid and moving her into a better atmosphere. Am I correct on that?

Ra: I am Ra. We examine the statement and find two items missing, one important relative to the other. The chief addition is the grasping of the entity’s nature. The less important is, for little it may seem to be, perhaps helpful; that is, the entity absorbs much medication and finds it useful to feed itself when these substances are ingested. The substitution of substances such as fruit juice for the cookie is recommended, and, further, the ingestion of substances containing sucrose which are not liquid is not recommended within four of your hours before the sleeping period.”

In this question Don asked Ra if there was anything else that we could do to aid Carla as she needed to deal with the repercussions of having Don’s pain within her mind complex due to the deleterious working. He repeated Ra’s suggestion that we seek the positive frame of mind brought about by making praise and thanksgiving our present moment experience. He also repeated Ra’s suggestion that Carla should drink more water to help her kidneys flush toxins from her body that were likely caused by her undergoing an initiation at this time. In 100.15, Ra mentioned the value of praise and thanksgiving:

Questioner: I will save that for next session and I will ask if there is anything we can do to make the instrument more comfortable or improve the contact?

Ra: I am Ra. All is well. The appurtenances are most conscientiously placed. We thank this diligent group. There is much greater distortion towards harmony at this asking and we join you in praise and thanksgiving. This is always the greatest boon to improvement of the contact, for it is the harmony of the group which supports this contact.

Then Don asked if there was anything else that could be done to help Carla. Ra replied that we should remember Carla’s nature and, I would guess, give her the opportunity to enjoy those experiences which would feed her in mind, body, and spirit as Ra mentioned din the fourth question of this session:

The nature of this entity is gay and sociable so that it is fed by those things we have mentioned previously: the varieties of experience with other-selves and other locations and events being helpful, as well as the experience of worship and the singing, especially of sacred music. This entity chose to enter a worshipful situation with a martyr’s role when first in this geographical location. Therefore, the feeding by worship has taken place only partially. Similarly the musical activities, though enjoyable and therefore of a feeding nature, have not included the aspect of praise to the Creator.

Then Ra suggested that because Carla needed to eat something when she was taking her medications that she should drink fruit juice rather than eat cookies, which was her usual habit. I am assuming that Ra wanted to cut down somewhat on the amount of sugar that Carla took in. In 102.5, Ra expressed their concern about Carla’s intake of sugar:

Questioner: What foods should the instrument eliminate from her diet in order to alleviate these painful attacks?

Ra: I am Ra. The information gained from the one known as Bob is that which is to be recommended. Further, all foodstuffs are to be cooked so that those things which are ingested be soft and easily macerated. There is a complex addiction, due to long-standing eating habits, to your sugars. It is to be recommended that, therefore, this sugar be given in its more concentrated form in your time of late afternoon, as you term it, with the ingestion of the sugared libation approximately one to two of your hours after the evening meal. It is further suggested that, since this instrument has been using sugars for carbohydrates, that a small amount of carbohydrate, low in sugar, be ingested approximately one to two of your hours before the sleeping period.

In the last part of Ra’s response to Don’s question they went even further in cautioning Carla against eating any cookies or other foods that contained sugar within four hours of her going to bed.

This morning I attended a presentation by Beatriz on “Power vs. Force” or how we can process the catalyst of traumatic experiences by using the Power of love to forgive the Force of negative experiences. It was very moving how she was able to give examples from her own life as to how anyone can do this. Later in the morning I attended a presentation by Gary on how each of us is a seeker who is attempting to contact intelligent infinity and become a more fully a part of the Oneness of the creation. In the afternoon I attended a heart-sharing circle presentation by Tiffani, and each of us was asked to share any concerns that were on our hearts and how we were responding to them. The last presentation was by Jonathan Tong where he asked questions of our Intermediate Channeling Group regarding the channeling process and how we felt about various aspects of being channels for Confederation Philosophy. It was a very inspiring day, and it is hard to believe that the weekend has gone by so fast.

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

September 17

God’s Active Voice

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

My voice is a cry upon the wind heard by the heart and spoken through lips such as those who shape these words. Yet my nature is inseparable from the great Creator and preserver of all life. Thus beneath our words is the energy of life, the constant apprehension of unity.

We are God’s active voice in the world of physical incarnation. We are that great stock of inspiration and imagination from which any soul may draw. We are the living water of the consciousness of love. And we come to you as you will and as you ask and sometimes as an angel unawares do we appear.

May you seek to live more fully this day, calling upon and resting in the vivifying energy of love. In peace we leave you, 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.

2022-09-16

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 106.15-16:

Questioner: Would Ra recommend… Let me put it this way: Would Ra think that surgery in my case would be of any help?

Ra: I am Ra. We assume you speak of the colonic indisposition and its potential aid by your chirurgeons. Is this correct?

Questioner: Yes.

Ra: Again, I am Ra. Please blow across the face and heart of the instrument.

[This was done as directed.]

I am Ra. We shall continue. The atmosphere has been meticulously prepared. However, there are those elements which cause difficulty to the instrument, the neurasthenia of the right side of the face being added to other arthritically energized pain flares.

Such an operation would be of aid in the event that the entity chose this physical cleansing as an event which collaborated with changes in the mental, mental/emotional, and physical orientations of the entity. Without the latter choice, the distortion would recur.”

In these two questions Don asked Ra if surgery would be able to heal the problem that Don had with his colon. For a long as I knew Don he had hemorrhoids in his colon.  His usual treatment of this condition was to put shock absorbers on his old Cadillac that were too small to absorb shocks well, but they did provide a cushy ride that was easy on his painful colon. Ra said that surgery would only be helpful if Don embraced it as a symbolic representation of the healing of certain mental, emotional, and physical distortions that were the cause of the hemorrhoids. I never talked with either Don or Carla about the specifics of what mental or emotional conditions might have contributed to Don’s physical problems regarding his colon. I do know that Don never got any treatment for this problem because the mental and emotional dysfunction that Ra spoke of earlier in this session did occur with Don, just as Ra said was likely. That situation took precedence over all other considerations for the last seven months of Don’s life. In 61.7, Ra gave the general principle of how catalyst not used by the mind is given to the body:

 In each programmed individual the sensitivities are far more active and, as we have said, that catalyst not used fully by the mind and spirit is given to the body.

The neurasthenia that Ra spoke of concerning the right side of Carla’s face is defined as:

A condition that is characterized especially by physical and mental exhaustion usually with accompanying symptoms (such as headache and irritability) is of unknown cause but is often associated with depression or emotional stress, and is sometimes considered similar to or identical with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Apparently, this condition of neurasthenia, combined with arthritically enhanced pain flares, made an opening, I am assuming, for our negative friend to attempt to enhance Carla’s physical pain. At one point Ra asked Don and me to blow across Carla’s heart and head from her right side to her left to cause our friend to leave our place of working.

This morning and throughout the day we had a steady stream of Homecoming attendees appear at our door, and we opened the doors to the house, the yard, and our hearts to these long-time friends whom we have not seen for at least three years and also to a few new friends as well. So the catch up conversations began and multiplied as the day went on, and I will need to post this journal entry before our gathering begins at 5 pm with a delicious dinner prepared by Trish. Then I will give a short greeting which will be followed by a round robin check-in and authentic relating games. We are all very excited to be together again and begin the process of enhancing the opening of our hearts and creating a love-filled space both within and without.

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

September 16

A Home In Each Willing Heart

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

What a blessing it is for the spirit to find ears willing to hear and hearts open to receive the spirit of the Lord! For though the spirit broods over every living thing, fulfilling in every possible way the promise of infinite love and infinite life, yet still many hearts are shut to us. And those who open to us do not linger long ofttimes.

How grateful we are to find a home in each willing heart, to find consciousnesses who wish the gifts of the spirit. Though your lives be busy, may you linger long today at odd moments within the holy ground of your own heart, to know and feel the love and will of God in Jesus Christ and to reach forth an arm filled with the strength of perfect love to bring into manifestation the fruits of that love.

Whether these acts be the act of the mother with the child, the hand of the businessman with a customer, or the hand of a head of state with the fate of a nation, yet are all these acts potentially filled with perfect love.

We leave you in that peace which cannot be explained yet which is more powerful than that peace which is only the absence of violence, the peace of Christ, now and forever. 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.

2022-09-15

I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 106.14:

Questioner: What is Peter’s last name? I am not familiar with who he is.

Ra: I am Ra. The name by which this entity chooses to be known is Inman.”

In the previous question and answer Don and Ra were talking about the deleterious energy exchange that took place between Don and Carla. Ra was giving us advice about how to undo this unfortunate energy exchange and mentioned both the healer known as Bob I. and now Peter Inman. So, in this question Don asked Ra who Peter was as Don was not familiar with him. It is interesting to me that Peter was the third healer that Ra had suggested to us without our knowing who the healers were before Ra mentioned them. I assume that Ra did the equivalent of a Google search of the most potentially helpful healers regarding our needs for such at the given moment. Ra first suggested that we consult Bob I. to help Carla with allergies in 98.5:

The more general recommendation lies with one which does not wish to be identified. There is a code name prayer wheel. We suggest ten treatments from this healer and further suggest a clear reading and subsequent following, upon the part of the instrument, of the priorities of allergy, especially to your foodstuffs.

Bob had invented this “Code Name Prayer Wheel” and could program your situation into the prayer wheel so that it would work on ameliorating your situation on a continuous basis. Bob was very helpful to Carla for almost a year, and we eventually met him and could feel his loving and healing vibrations quite profoundly. He eventually retired to the woods to live a life of prayer and giving thanks. In 106.3, Ra mentioned how Bob I. could use his Code Name Prayer Wheel to work on Carla’s situation on a continuous basis:

Questioner: Would Ra please recommend the steps we should take to alleviate or reverse the conditions of which you just spoke?

Ra: I am Ra. We can do this. The renal distortions are subject to affirmations. The entity, at present, beginning what may be called initiation, is releasing toxins and, therefore, larger amounts of liquid to aid in the dilution of these toxins is helpful. The allergies are already being largely controlled by affirmation and the near-constant aid of the healer known as Bob. Further aid may be achieved by the relocation of dwelling and future vigilance against humidity exceeding the healthful amount in the atmosphere breathed.

The mental/emotional distortions are somewhat less easily lessened. However, the questioner and instrument together shall find it possible to do such a working.

Then Ra introduced us to the allopathic healer, Dr. Arthur Schoen, in 102.2, to help us get antispasmodic medications for Carla’s spasming stomach and G.I. tract. However, Dr. Schoen refused to read Ra’s diagnosis of Carla’s condition and wanted nothing to do with us. This is Ra’s quote that sent us to him:

There are stronger anti-spasmodic drugs which the one not known to this instrument, but known as Arthur, may aid by the offering. The recommendation to do this, being as it is that which does not retain or remove life and does further remove from the instrument its opportunities for study in this situation, needs must be withheld. We are not in a position to recommend treatment at this space/time beyond the watching of the types of foodstuffs ingested.

And then in this session Ra introduced us to Peter Inman. I don’t believe that we ever got in touch with him. And just as another interesting aside, Ra always referred to people by their first name only until we asked as to the last name whether it was Arthur, Peter, Bob, Benjamin (Franklin), Thomas (Jefferson), Andrija (Puharich), or any other person that they were speaking of.

This morning I watered the back yard as we are once again in a dry spell. Then I took some time to begin the Camelot Journal entries for the next few days as I know I will have less time to do my regular routines as our Homecoming Gathering begins tomorrow evening.

This afternoon I placed the chrysanthemums around the Sun Patiens in the Sun Mandala after the fellows from Cincinnati brought our tent this morning. Then I took down all of the wire protective fence in five places around the yard where I wanted to keep the deer from eating the Hostas. My last job of the afternoon was to clean the bathroom toilet and tub upstairs with the kitties as there will probably be folks wanting to use that bathroom over the next three days.

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

September 15

The Desire To Dwell In Love

I am a voice speaking with the full consciousness of love. I greet you in that love manifested by Jesus the Christ to all of humankind.

At your prayers and meditations we find you relaxing and resting the body and yet not relaxing and resting the mind. How fretful is the mind of humankind, steeped in everyday concerns!

Can it not be perhaps possible that the mind also might rest, relax, find comfort and open the doors within in seeking? For those doors reveal Jesus the Christ and those qualities of consciousness which were manifested unto you and may again and always be manifested unto you if there is a pure and profound desire to dwell innerly in love. These gifts are yours if you can but make room for them. There is no hurry. These gifts are eternal.

Peace be with you now and ever. Amen.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight: