By Lana M.
Ever listened to a model LRH session?
He is so relaxed, so at ease.
And so different from the robotic auditors that are turned out by the “C of S” is their “Golden Age”.
In recent times we have been un-training’ a veteran Scientologist who had earlier been mis-coached (thanks to GAT) into unnatural TRs, which then impacted on his ability to get reads on his meter drills, and resulted in him never completing the SOLO Course.
He had all manner of systems and methods worked out to “audit” someone, that had nothing to do with just being there, comfortably, and listening to the PC.
He was focused on the communication, but lacking the affinity.
In recent weeks he was given Qual help to sort out his TRs (thank you Jim Logan) and resolve each of the additives and confusions that he had accumulated. The result is he is now moving through his Meter Drills, he has natural and ARCful TRs, and he is getting reads. His confidence in using a meter has increased 100-fold and soon he will be onto his OT Levels.
The robotic and un-ARCful TRs that are coached into student auditors in the C of S, go back to 1995. At that time, the Golden Age of Tech was implemented, and both the PRO TRs Course and the PRO Metering Courses required an RTC Representative pass to complete the course.
The RTC Representatives were (and still are) following an issue written and implemented by David Miscavige in 1994, called The RTC Code of Conduct. This issue states, in part, that RTC executives and staff must have an ‘almost cold’ attitude with all those they deal with, outside of RTC.
Having worked in RTC for 6 years, and having to follow that RTC Code of Conduct (somewhat unsuccessfully, I might add), I saw this ‘almost cold’ attitude adopted by anyone and everyone who wanted to emulate RTC executives and staff. All RTC investigations, interviews and sessions had this air about them, and soon this same attitude was evident across the base. For me, a person who has always carried a large smile and enjoyed sharing affinity with others, it was an oppressive scene where a display of affinity or love for another person, was deemed to be out-ethics and contra-survival.
That I tried to follow this RTC ED makes no sense. Don’t ask me how to explain why I did it, or my views on why others continue to do the same all the way up to present time. It makes no sense — but it is something I personal saw and experienced on all flows for many years at the Int base, and it has now permeated all the way down to individual org auditors and even parishioner auditor trainees.
Here, today, in the field, I cannot stress enough the importance of natural TRs, with affinity, reality, communication and understanding.
They underpin auditing results.
They are a key aspect of Scientology that makes the tech work.
Let’s apply KSW 1 to this point of TRs and communication, and make sure that PCs and pre-OTs are able to be fully in session by having an auditor with natural and easy TRs. We have the LRH model sessions as the ideal scene to go by.
“USE OF THE ARC TRIANGLE
“Even below an understanding of the communication formula comes an understanding of the ARC triangle. Now we are getting more basic.
“This turned up as a very interesting technical factor in reviewing countless TR video tapes this past year. It was actually a very interesting technical bug. I studied and studied these flunked video TR sessions to find the common denominator of all of them, and I finally nailed it. What I found was that they were specializing in “C,” communication, on the ARC triangle. They were specializing in “C” but what was out was their “A” (affinity) and “R” (reality) and their “C” was being pegged—it would go up just so far—because they weren’t anywhere up the line on their “A” and “ R. “
“As a result they couldn’t understand anything the other guy was saying. Most of the flubs were on this basis. They didn’t have any pc there, they weren’t listening to what the pc said, the ARC was out the bottom.
“The person gets stuck without full use of the ARC triangle. You can raise the communication level but then you have to raise the reality and then you have to raise the affinity and then you get some understanding. Only then can you continue to improve each point of the triangle.
“On most of those videos they were stuck with the communication being raised just a bit, and that was that, because they weren’t raising the affinity and reality levels along with it. So they did not advance or improve.
“A handling is to make sure the student gets a very sound understanding of the ARC triangle and its use before he tackles the TRs.
“This can be accomplished by having him represent it in clay, using the chapters on ARC in Fundamentals of Thought and Problems of Work and Chapter VII of Dianetics 55!.
“When he knows how A and R and C interrelate and how they’re used to bring about Understanding, he’s then prepared to really grasp the communication formula. And when he has a good familiarity with the communication formula he can drill the TRs and polish up his own communication cycle and improve with comparative ease.” LRH HCOB 24 Dec 1979 TRs Basics Resurrected.