by Lana M
In recent years, having a stable location and a growing family, I have had opportunity to extend my responsibility out across to those that live in the same locale. I am finding it extremely rewarding.
I never had the opportunity to do this when in the Sea Org, and it has taken several years since arriving home and being preoccupied with a young family, to get to a point where I can intentionally work to extend my anchor points and responsibilities out to my local community.
I have been involved in public debates and meetings about our local village, and I have coordinated at local government level to make sure that a balanced voice was heard when a local lobby group was spreading rumors and campaigns against two local people.
I worked as the overall coordinator and MC on our local public school’s 150th anniversary, which was a full day of events with approximately 300 attendees, local ministers of parliament and the mayor.
A few months ago I took on the role of cub-scout leader for 13 kids and we are having a blast learning life skills, adventures and games. In addition to seeing a cohesive group forming, and some competence and confidence now appearing in these 8 and 9 year olds, I am also seeing kids that were formally disengaged, destructive or individuated, really finding themselves and the group, and personally coming upscale and winning.
I took the time to get trained as a volunteer firefighter (the rural fire service is a volunteer organisation and is crucial for the survival of communities in Australia where fire is a significant problem each year) so that I have the skills and knowledge to participate in protecting my home and local community from fire. Thankfully it has been a wet summer and there have been no fires or needed call-outs.
And then I have worked closely with the community to establish a new business that will bring about improved economic viability, support existing village businesses, and provide valuable services to enhance the village and its historic values. I am approached routinely from locals, validating the project and wanting to be part of it. It has become something that the village is working to build together, instead of fighting as a “new development”,
I can say, without question, that the more work and involvement and responsibility I take for my community (and note, I do call them “my community” and not just “the community”), the better the relationship and understanding and appreciation I have for those around me.
My ARC goes up and up, and then my responsibility increases even further.
I am finding real joy in learning to better know and help those around me, and I have been working persistently to take my skills as a trained Scientologist to improve conditions and assist others to do the same.
Highly recommended to everyone as a personal project. Work out how you can extend your anchor points out into the community and help others. It’s an absolute blast!
“Any trained Scientologist can win to success in society. Heightened IQ, a knowledge of life, a forthright attitude — with these things it is easy for him or her to improve a social or business position, to get higher pay, to exert wider personal influence. This we know we can do, we h ave done it so often, so let’s improve the ability.
“Process people weekends, run a co-audit some evenings of the week at home, but get on the active lines of the world and make your presence felt.” LRH HCOB 10 June 1960 What We Expect of a Scientologist