It is easy to become very serious about things. Particularly if others are doing the same.
Creating a group – whether it is to knit woolen hats for orphan children, engineer a new environmentally-friendly vehicle, launch a magazine on women’s fashion, or something else – is just the uniting of people with a common purpose and cause. To get people together who wish to see something achieved. And to work out how they can move forward cooperatively, to see something good happen or produced.
And unquestionably past involvement with earlier groups will always have some influence or impact on individuals and their relation to new groups. So for Scientology – there is an interesting past track, for all of us.
Here is an LRH quote that was sent to me last night that seems so fitting to current circumstances – and shows that auditing can handle the BPC and issues that people have with groups – past, present and future. I remember in my own auditing how stunned I was to find, after leaving the Church, that the withholds I had within the Sea Org that I dare not voice, hung up my own ability to move forward in present time, with a new group and new moral code. Even though looking at those past withholds now, they would not qualify as a withhold – as I am no longer demanded to hold DM on a pedestal and kiss his feet as he walks by. They were still there, however – and having an impact on me.
There is much to look and learn from this, I think – on all flows, and on many dynamics.
“Because a withhold is a no action or a no motion after doingness, it naturally hangs up in time and floats in time due to the actions or the overts which preceded the no action or no motion of the withhold. The reactive mind is, therefore, the combined withholds stocked up which the individual has against groups from which he feels that he is individuated but from which he has not separated due to the fact that he has these withholds in his bank and also all the combined agreements toward survival of all these groups, from which he is not separate, and which he uses reactively to solve problems now without inspection.
“Example: The individual belonged at some time to the Holy Fighters. One of the mores of this group was that all should be destroyed who do not accept the Word. The Holy Fighters went out on a punitive expedition against a neighboring tribe who would not accept the Word, but accepted some other belief. There was a great battle with much killing; however, during the battle, the individual took pity upon a helpless child and did not kill him, but took the child off the field of battle, gave him food and drink, and left him, returning, himself, to the battle.
“After the battle was successfully won, the Holy Fighters had their usual service during which all spoke of how they had killed all non-believers. Our individual withheld from the group that he had not only failed to kill, but had saved the life of a non-believer. Thus we have the no action of the withhold after the overt or action of saving the child, all of which added up to a transgression against the mores of the Holy Fighters.
“Because of such similar transgressions, the individual finally individuated from the group of Holy Fighters and became a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Kindness to Humans, which itself had its own agreements to survival and with which the individual agreed; however, when difficulties or problems arose, the individual instead of treating all with kindness tended to covertly try to destroy all who would not accept the tenets of kindness. So he reactively was solving the problems of the Society of Kindness with a survival mores of the Holy Fighters. Due to all his transgressions and withholds of his destructive impulses while a member of the Society for Kindness, he finally individuated from this group.
“Now he is a member of Anti-Emotions, Incorporated, but he finds that he can’t rule out all his emotions, but tends to be destructive and kind at the same time. So he is still solving problems not only with the mores of the Holy Fighters, but with those of the Society for Kindness to Humans. And so it goes.
“Processing this individual we will find that he has all these withholds of overts against the Holy Fighters, the Society for Kindness to Humans, and Anti-Emotions, Incorporated. After we have pulled all these overts, he will truly be separate from these groups and no longer reactively use their survival mechanisms as solutions to problems.”
From LRH taped briefing on Apollo, HCOB 10 December 1972, FUNDAMENTALS.