As most know, I have a young family, and I have found that young kids teach you a lot .
One lesson I have learned the hard way, is that if a baby, infant or child is tired or hungry, then things are going to go wrong. It does not matter really what you do – if the kid’s body rudiments go out then there will be trouble. Forgetting to bring a snack on a long car drive; not 8Cing kids to bed when they first show signs of tiredness; getting distracted on something and starting dinner too late, etc. the end result is almost always tears and me kicking myself that I let it get to that stage, again.
As my kids have gotten older, I saw a similar datum applies on school and learning – if there is an out-rudiment, then things go pear shaped. A tantrum or explosion of mis-emotion has generally traced back directly to a misunderstood word, or to an upset with a kid at school, or a withhold of something taken that they shouldn’t have. And when that was handled, the situation was completely diffused.
Then I came across this superb datum by LRH, from an SHSBC lecture entitled INSTANT READS, Part One:
“I also got some rudiments checked by your auditing Supervisor and I was coordinating tone arm against out-rudiments. And one of the earlier discoveries on this: When the rudiment is out, the tone arm, she don’t move. Important fact. That’s a new fact. If the rudiments are out, no tone arm action. That applies to anything.” SHSBC Tape: 6205C24
It almost seems too obvious. I had seen this in session: ARCX, Problem, Missed Withhold, Overt or Protest not handled = no Tone Arm and bog. Without rudiments dealt with, no session is actually possible.
LRH does say this applies to anything. So as I looked across my dynamics I started to see how this really was the case. I started to see examples of this everywhere.
I looked at some of the work and home projects that have not been completed or backlogged/not done – and with each one I found an out-rudiment of my own, connected to it, that was holding it up.
I spotted an earlier problematic relationship with a sibling, sorted out totally when we resolved that my failure to answer his messages or return his calls promptly had brought our relationship to a standstill. And when resolved, not only increased ARC but also got Tone Arm action on that whole dynamic.
Heck, even in my recent divorce case there was a “no-change” situation until a basic out-rudiment was handled, and then it smoothed over and things started to improve.
Though this datum is incredibly simple – it is also very powerful. It shows how to get things debugged and done – and it also shows the value of an auditor, as they can find an out-rudiment and get it cleaned up (either in or outside of session) so that things can move forward.
Give it a go in your life – spot and handle out-rudiments, and then watch the tone arm move!