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Just One Bite at a Time Series: Soil-less Gardens, Part 4
Activate Your Soil-less Garden Project

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Okay, this is where stuff gets fun. Let's get right to it.

For the starting process, you are going to open that coning and "break ground" on your new venture. Or said another way — you're going to call your first meeting to order and state your mission.

Including opening and closing the coning, there are 9 steps to the SLG Starting Process. Your first time, plan for 1-2 hours including reading. This can be broken over two days and we'll tell you how to do that.

You will just follow the steps as they're written. (Seriously, don't dink around with the steps!) Try not to overthink it and by all means, be forgiving of yourself while you learn this process.

When you're ready, sit down at your desk or your kitchen table and open your SLG Companion to page 27.


The SLG Starting Process

Read page 27 through Step 7 on page 30. This will take a few minutes. Then come back here. Don't let the term "NS Application" trip you up. "NS Application" means "nature shift application." It describes when you put drops on a spoon and ask nature to transfer the pattern in those drops. It is as simple as it sounds, and it works, even if those words don't make sense to you yet.

You are ready to start! Truly, you are ready. You've already done the first two steps! You've chosen a project, and you've written down your DDP. And last week you learned about your SLG team members that make up your soil-less garden coning. So now that you've read over the first steps, let's do them.

pointIf you would like to split this over two days, you are just going to do Steps 1-7 on the first day. When you finish Step 7, tell your team you are going to take a break and come back in the next 24 hours. Then skip Step 8 and do Step 9 (close the coning). Remember, this is "one bite at a time" and we're breaking it down for you. It's okay to take a break. We want you to be able to focus, relax and enjoy the process. But if you're feeling energetic and want to keep going, by all means, go for it! Ready? Go back to page 27 and do each step exactly as written.


Day 2 – Within 24 Hours

Start by familiarizing yourself with the SLG Troubleshooting Chart. Put a blank chart on the table in front of you.

Read pages 33-36, through the first paragraph and the words "Energy Process Troubleshooting List."

Go to the back of the book (pp. 129) and just read the blank chart in front of you. Don't try to figure out what to do with it yet. Just read it. Turn the page and read the back of the chart, too.

Read page 65, stopping after #2: Essences Telegraph Test.

Read page 67, starting under the page break with Step 6 and continue to the end of page 69.

(Yes, we are skipping a lot of pages. We just want you to get the flow of the chart. This will be enough to begin.)


You're now ready to balance your new soil-less garden.

  • Re-open your SLG coning (see pages 21-22).

  • Tell your team you're ready to complete the Starting Process.

  • Re-read your DDP aloud. This will help you focus on why you are doing this.

  • Read Step 8 on pages 30-31.

  • Get out a blank Troubleshooting Chart and begin. Refer to page 34 for the instructions.

When you get to #4 on the Chart, if you test that you need to do a troubleshooting:

  • Ask if Environmental Troubleshooting is needed.

If yes, test the list and put a check mark next to each option that tests positive.
  • Now ask if Energy Processes are needed.

If yes, test the list and put a check mark next to each process that tests positive.

  • Flip to the back of the TS Chart. IMPORTANT: You are only going to test options 1 and 2 on the Human Troubleshooting List.

If either tests yes, put a check mark next to it. (SKIP the remaining options. We're keeping this simple right now!)

If you have more than one check mark next to the Energy Processes and Human Troubleshooting (1 & 2 only), test the order you are to do these processes.

Note: For now, ignore the Environmental List. Anything that may have come up on your Environmental List simply needs to be implemented in a timely manner. That timing does not need to be coordinated with the Energy Processes.

  • Ask: "What do I do first?"

Test, and write a #1 next to the checked item that tests positive.

  • Then ask: "What do I do next?"

Test, and write a #2 next to the checked item that tests positive.

Continue until all checked Energy Processes and Human Processes are numbered.

(You often won't need to do many processes on this first Starting Process Troubleshooting. Don't overcomplicate this just because you think you should have to do lots of work!)

Again, do not number the Environmental List. You'll come back to those later if they are needed.


When each process is numbered, start doing them, in order.

Find the instructions for your first process in Table of Contents (Chapter 4), then open to the correct page. You are just going to read the process you need to do right now.

Read the steps one time through for that one process. Then do it.

Go to process #2. Locate that process in the Table of Contents, go to that page, read the steps one time. Then do it.

Go to process #3. And so on.


When all numbered processes are done, go to Step 7 on the Troubleshooting Chart (see page 68).

Take one dose of ETS for Humans.

Test Step 8 (see page 68).

High-Five! Thank your team and close the coning, Step 9 (page 22).

Now take a final dose of ETS.

You did it! You're on your way!


If you tested for Environmental Troubleshooting, sometime later this week, re-read pages 35-36 and address this as needed. If you need help, open your project coning and ask for help.

Helpful Tips About Those Spoons & Your NS Applications

It may feel awkward at first, putting drops in a spoon, holding them out and waiting for them to "shift" but you'll get the hang of it quickly.

When you're done with each shift, all that's left in the spoon is preservative that you'll wipe off with a clean paper towel.


If you're using the same spoon for different Solutions, you'll need to wash it with soap and water between each use. To avoid going back and forth from the desk to the sink, and ensure that you're not mixing patterns, just use a different spoon for each Solution.

Pick up a few special tablespoons just for your SLG work next time you're out. After you've washed and dried them well, use a permanent marker to write on the handle of each one.


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