by Tom Martiniano
During the early days of the Greeks, the days of Olympia and the Olympics, there was held a race where the runners had to carry a torch from the start of the race all the way to the finish line miles and miles later. The only caveat of winning the race was that the torch had to have a flame in it when crossing the finish line or else be disqualified: So one would have to pay a lot of attention to keeping that torch alive when he was running, especially when running as fast as he could. Of course, the faster he ran the higher the chances of the flame going out. Such is life. One has to keep his flame going while he is running hard.
R&D Volume 8 explains this a little further whereas LRH talks about faith. LRH talks about a Spanish officer who sailed with Columbus to America. Afterwards he was involved in a lot of other daring adventures and so forth, very incredible man. One day someone asked him about where he stood on the eight dynamic he would look at you and say, “Why, the Virgin Mary, she takes care of me.” And he showed a locket with the picture of the Virgin Mary that he always had with him. He did the most fantastic things imaginable.
LRH says “But there is faith as it can be used. And the reason it keeps going downhill is very simple – because people try to control with it.” …
“How do you rehabilitate this?”… “You finally carve it down to a point where you undo the efforts of other people to control him through a warping up the eighth dynamic.”
When Linda and I were in the RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force) we had to FPRD each other on all eight dynamics. I found this reference on the eighth dynamic and I wrote an FPRD form for the eighth and we pulled each others O/Ws on times we let people and groups control us. That’s when we both went free from the control mechanism of the Church. Bob Marley says, in the Redemption Song, “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.”
Faith is what it is all about. If you have lost faith it is because your flame went out, probably when you were running as fast as you could.
Faith is a mighty powerful force. It is the engine that is necessary to surviving.
And if you have faith that torch will never go out no matter how fast you run.