By Bernie Wimbush
Suppressives are not a new thing invented by LRH.
He spotted the phenomenon and came up with ways of handling them. A little less radical than the early Romans who considered Christians to be suppressive to them, and fed them to the lions. And what about those witches of the middle ages, burning at the stake seemed to fix them? Or DM’s method of declare on a whim?
Being influenced by suppression has a number of indicators. Being careful of… is one of them. If you have to be careful of what you say or do around someone for what ever reason you are putting that person or thing in a position of power and given yourself a problem.
And you won’t make case gain.
If you are “under the radar” you have to be careful the Church doesn’t find out and again this is a problem. It is hard to make progress. So what’s the point? When I left, DM had a problem. He’d done his worst, but I had freedom, I found that the materials were freely available outside, and a lot cheaper. The tech was better, after all it was the top technical terminals that were outside the church and it only left him with the fair game law. In all the years that I ran my group, the only thing that had a little effect was to tell my clients that I was a Scientologist. It only worked because of the misunderstood word phenomena and that was easily fixed.
Another phenomenon associated with suppression is shortage.
The world is full of abundance and yet some of us feel shortage of money. The other day I ran into a friend who was experiencing money problems. Being a bit low on lions and stakes I used one of my favourites False Data Stripping. Turned out he had $20,000 in the bank, but still felt the shortage. We chased the datum down and found it was his dear old departed Dad that had given him the datum that his family would always be short of money. Needless to say the valence blew and rationality returned.
And that’s how subtle it can be.
But that is what suppressives do. They give us problems and prevent the handling of them.
The solution is in the materials, and this subject, like all of Scientology, requires study. If you are not studying and or being audited, you are standing still, banging your head against forces you haven’t confronted yet.
It is all there.