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By Jim Logan

In practice, how does one resolve those things in life that persist, that continue along undesired or desired, on and on and on?

“I am no good at public speaking”

“I have been overweight my whole life”

“I don’t remember people’s names”

“I have never been a good driver”

“Relationships and me just don’t work”

“Never had lots of money, and never will”

“My back is always sore — that is just the way it is”

Scientology Axioms 36 and 37 state the following:

“Axiom 36:  A LIE IS A SECOND POSTULATE, STATEMENT OR CONDITION DESIGNED TO MASK A PRIMARY POSTULATE WHICH IS PERMITTED TO REMAIN.

“Axiom 37: WHEN A PRIMARY CONSIDERATION IS ALTERED BUT STILL EXISTS, PERSISTENCE IS ACHIEVED FOR THE ALTERING CONSIDERATION.

“A “lie” is an alteration of a primary consideration. “It had to be a lie; it had to be invented; it had to be pretended before it could exist.” (Tape Learning Processes- No Game Condition, 7 January 1957.)

The lie, the invented something about the subject, the pretended something that was a second consideration of the area, is what persists.  However, it only has persistence because of the first postulate – that is the basic consideration and permitted to remain, gives the necessary “two terminals” that are requisite to generate any charge.  Charge is energy, it has a position in space, it condenses to be matter, and as it persists it has now, time.

The above Axioms give the essential theory to develop techniques to resolve this situation of persistence – spot, create newly, an exact duplicate of the original consideration.  As-is the primary postulate and there is no basic for the second to relate to and since it derives its existence as a secondary consideration from it being related to a primary consideration – no primary, no secondary and persistence ceases.

You can practice this material and see for yourself.  Take some area where you have some persisting, perhaps niggling issues, that you don’t like or want to have about you.  See if you’ve invented or pretended things about that that aren’t accurate, that are altered facts.  Then go to the opposite of them and see if there is a first thought or consideration that precedes these invented ideas.  In other words, pick something you don’t like, and then spot a time prior to that “not like” where in fact you did like the thing, you did consider it OK and had some curiousness, some desire to see it, be it, sense it, have it.

Put that initial consideration there, and look at it as it really is.  As-is it.  Do you find it more difficult to maintain the secondary consideration of “not like”?

These Axioms, applied in life and living, can return to one the power of their own considerations and that ability is a senior achievement on the road to their own truth.

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