It might seem a little obvious, but if you have a problem persisting, the problem is not the problem.
It has taken me a while to see this for myself — and apply it — but if a problem is looked at, in its entirety, and duplicated, it vanishes. It is straight out of the Axioms, and is a fundamental that Scientology auditing is based upon.
“AXIOM 29. IN ORDER TO CAUSE AN AS-IS-NESS TO PERSIST, ONE MUST ASSIGN OTHER AUTHORSHIP TO THE CREATION THAN HIS OWN. OTHERWISE HIS VIEW OF IT WOULD CAUSE ITS VANISHMENT.
Any space, energy, form, object, individual, or physical universe condition can exist only when an alteration has occurred of the original As-is-ness so as to prevent a casual view from vanishing it. In other words, anything which is persisting must contain a “lie” so that the original consideration is not completely duplicated.
“AXIOM 30. THE GENERAL RULE OF AUDITING IS THAT ANYTHING WHICH IS IS UNWANTED AND YET PERSISTS MUST BE THOROUGHLY VIEWED, AT WHICH TIME IT WILL VANISH. If only partially viewed, its intensity, at least, will decrease.”
There are so many ways and opportunities in life to apply — both in session and outside of it. I have found that it is easy to get caught up in all sorts of little problems: Lack of time, Money, Work, Relationships, Bridge progress and of course Family.
But the Axioms apply to all of these! Any problem that is persisting, after being viewed fully, is not the problem.
A classic example was a sore relationship I had with my mother-in-law, which had always been something I was tip-toeing around. I had assumptions about the ‘problem’ and when I actually confronted the issue in full and really looked into it, I spotted that my assumptions were not based on fact and I had been, in truth, causing much of the trouble with a crappy comm cycle. The ‘problem’ vanished. My mother-in-law did not (thankfully!) — but there is no issue between the two of us anymore. Just gone.
These Axioms are so fundamental to the workability of Scientology!