By Chris Black
In Basic Auditing Series 2, “The Two Parts of Auditing”, Ron says:
“In order to do something for somebody you have to have a communication line to that person.
“Communication lines depend upon reality and communication and affinity and where an individual is too demanding the affinity tends to break down slightly.
“Processing goes in two stages.
- To get into communication with that which you are trying to process.
- Do something for him.
“There is many a pc who will go around raving about his auditor, whose auditor has not done anything for the pc. All that has happened is that a tremendous communication line has been established with the pc and this is so novel and so strange to the pc that he then considers that something miraculous has occurred.
“Something miraculous has occurred but in this particular instance the auditor has totally neglected why he formed that communication line in the first place. He formed it in the first place to do something for the pc.
“He very often mistakes the fact that he has formed a communication line, and the reaction on the pc for his having formed one, with having done something for the pc.
“There are two stages.
- Form a communication line.
- Do something for the pc.
“Those are the two distinct stages. It is something like (1) Walking up to the bus, and (2) Driving off. If you don’t drive off you never go anyplace.
“It is a very tricky and no small thing to be able to communicate to a human being who has never been communicated to before. This is quite remarkable, and is such a remarkable feat that it appears to be an end-all of Scientology to some.
“But you see that’s just walking up to the bus. Now you have got to go someplace.” LRH
While the above reference is specifically addressed to auditing, as in most things Scientology – dealing as it does with LIFE and being a study of LIFE – these datums are applicable in everyday life as well. For instance, we are often confronted with issues in our environment, such as at work or in local or regional politics or when we frequent blogs and forums. Oftentimes, we end up “walking up to the bus” and “communicating” about the situation to whomever might be within earshot – or web-shot– and then forgetting to drive off, or, in other words, DO something about it.
This communication (which can sometimes, unfortunately, end up being more griping, bitching or nattering than “communication”) is often rationalized as “blowing off steam” or “itsaing BPC”. Well, the proof is in the pudding – did it work?
In actuality, while forming a comm line does provide relief, removing BPC on an “itsa line” is properly done in session, the only guarantee one will be able to run it back to basic. REALISE THIS:
“This doesn’t mean the pc is always wrong. He is generally right when he says he’s overwhelmed or upset. He’s almost always wrong when he says what overwhelmed him or what BPC was out WHEN SIMPLY SAYING IT DOES NOT CORRECT THE CASE OR PRODUCE F/N VGIs.” LRH (C/S Series 7, C/S Q&A)
IF it is not blowing, it is either the incorrect charge, or, there is an earlier similar! So one will be apt to continue to “itsa” and “itsa” on and on and on (just go to some of the many forums and blogs abounding on the internet for ex- or disenfranchised Scientologists) trying to find the correct charge or the basic on the chain. It really does make this line from HCOPL 19 August 1967, The Supreme Test, make sense:
“People who explain how wrong it is all going and who have reasons why and WHO AREN’T PUTTING IT RIGHT are the real crazy people in the universe.” LRH
Another example is the area of training and auditing: many walk up to the bus, but few get on it and go someplace. They communicate about the need and want of training and auditing, but what do they DO about it? People “communicate” about the lack of facilities or the imposition of time and space and energy between us and an auditor or group. But what did we do when we were in the Church? How did we get trained or go up the Bridge then, especially the OT Levels?
If one were to take a hard and, in my opinion, honest look at it, it might be said that it is a lack of responsibility for ourselves, our dynamics and our future. We are letting what happened with our Church affect us now. In essence, we have gone “effect” and have permitted our affinity with ourselves and our dynamics to be alloyed. So it is no wonder we seem to have trouble getting audited or trained, or in life on any of our dynamics.
So what can be done about it? Well, the simplest way to change that is to get on the bus and GO someplace – disagree with any agreement that you can’t, and you will. Assume a point of Cause and Responsibility and it will occur. The ability to disagree is one of the highest abilities there is. And it leads towards Responsibility. And Responsibility leads to total freedom.
As Ron says in HCOB 2 May 1985, Responsibility, Definition Of:
“RESPONSIBILITY: THE NONRECOGNITION AND DENIAL OF THE RIGHT OF INTERVENTION BETWEEN ONESELF AND ANY BEING, IDEA, MATTER, ENERGY, SPACE, TIME OR FORM, AND THE ASSUMPTION OF FULL RIGHT OF DETERMINATION OVER IT.” LRH
So practice this and communicate to someone – a friend, a professional auditor, a group – and then go someplace. Get audited; get trained.
The MEST universe succumbs to postulates. Make it happen!