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Soil-less Garden Series, Part 5b
The SLG Starting Process
Day 2: The SLG Troubleshooting Chart

Update: August 18, 2019

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Alright, everybody, this is it! In the not-too-distant future, following all of the steps for a Soil-less Garden Starting Process and SLG Troubleshooting Chart will be as comfortable as using your favorite smartphone app. And experience will teach you that the Starting Process is only the beginning of this amazing partnership. You've completed Day 1 (explained here), so let's help you get the last piece of your foundation into place!

Make sure you'll have peace and quiet. Send the kids outside or over to a friend's house. Put all of your electronic devices on do not disturb. Have a seat at your desk or kitchen table once again, with your SLG supplies at the ready:

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Perelandra Soil-less Garden Companion book or ebook
• Blank SLG Troubleshooting Chart, printed or a fill-in-able echart
• Notepad and pen/pencil, or computer/tablet for recording results
ETS for Soil-less Gardens, ETS for Soil and ETS for Humans
• Perelandra Rose Essences and Rose Essences II Sets
• Three clean spoons and clean cloths (or a few paper towels)
• A watch or clock with a second hand

The SLG Starting Process Steps, continued.


Have a blank SLG Troubleshooting Chart in front of you. Read through the steps of the chart (front and back). Breathe. This is totally do-able!

Plan for about 1-2 hours from start to finish for today's work. (It probably won't take that long, but if you plan for that, you can relax and focus.) If you have read Chapter 4 of your SLG Companion, the process steps will be familiar to you, and you'll move through them faster and easier. But don't complicate things by trying to rush.

If you haven't read any of Chapter 4 yet, or if it's been a while, start by reading from page 33 through the first paragraph on page 36.

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

And read page 67, starting at Step 6 and continuing to the end of page 69.

Yes, we are skipping around to different pages. We want you to get the flow of the chart. It will be enough to begin.

1.  On the blank SLG Troubleshooting Chart in front of you (or the fill-in-able chart on your tablet or computer), write your project's name and the date. Then open your SLG coning (see pages 21-22).

Once the coning is open, tell your team you're ready to complete the Starting Process for your soil-less garden, and read your soil-less garden DDP out loud. This will help you focus on why you are doing this.

Read Step 8 on pages 30-31.

2.  For "Identify and describe issue/problem" you will simply write "Starting Process: general balancing for this soil-less garden."

3.  Tell your team what you want to do. You can state your intent aloud or to yourself. We suggest you speak out loud. It's an effective way to maintain focus. Say, "I request the coning focus be directed to the above stated issue — Starting Process: general balancing for this soil-less garden."

4.  When you ask if a troubleshooting is needed, understand that either answer is normal. Sometimes you need it, sometimes you don't.

5.  If you test that you need to do a troubleshooting, you're going to move on to kinesiology test three lists.

First, 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 Troubleshooting Chart and test the first two options on the Human Troubleshooting List. You will only test options 1 and 2 this time around.

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

6.  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 for this simply needs to be implemented in a timely manner. In the coming week, re-read pages 35-36 and address what's needed. If you need help, open your project coning and ask for help. The Environmental List timing does not need to be coordinated with the Energy Processes and Human Troubleshooting.

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. (These two sections are not treated separately, so it's possible to have #1 Human Essence Telegraph Test, #2 Energy Cleansing Process, and so on.)


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

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

Find the instructions for your first process in the 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 to familiarize yourself. Then read step-by-step and do each step.

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 of the needed processes are completed in order, pat yourself on the back. You're almost done for the day!

7.  Take one dose of ETS for Humans (see page 68).

8.  Find out if you'll need to do a Troubleshooting recheck (see page 68). If you do, put it on your calendar now, so you don't forget.

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


Take a final dose of ETS for Humans. Do a happy dance (if you like).
The foundation of your soil-less garden is set. Your project is activated, balanced and stabilized. Now you're going to wait 24 hours before you open the coning.

We have said it before and we'll say it one more time: Don't dink around with the steps. At the bottom of page 31, Machaelle instructs you to wait at least 24 hours before you have your next soil-less garden team meeting. We know you're eager and excited. Wait one day. You'll be glad you did. We'll be back soon with tips on what to cover in that first regular meeting with your project team.

If you have no idea what this is about, but you're intrigued, start at the beginning of our Soil-less Garden Series here.

If you feel overwhelmed, get stuck or have questions about these instructions, call our Question Line. We enjoy helping you through blocks, and keeping the steps manageable and simple.

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