By Lana M.
I want to take up another subject that seems somehow pertinent at this particular time — and that is people auditing, studying and forming up delivery groups in the field.
This is an interesting subject, as if you ask a trained auditor in the field why he or she is not auditing, or getting with others to get a group formed and get Scientology delivered, you will get a bunch of talk about the past. Considerations about incidents, about invalidations, about concerns and worries, etc.
I have met several proficient course supervisors who are not training others, and when I ask why there are a stream of reasons why they feel they cannot or should not.
In the last several years I have met countless people who have told me that they really want to get onto their OT Levels (stalled Clears, the majority of them) or they want to really get onto and moving on their lower Grade Chart – but the vast majority of them make little to no progress. And it is not because the auditing or training is not working — it is that they are not getting auditing or training. In some cases the person has had a checksheet and pack for over 12 months but has not signed off a single item on the checksheet. Instead they are caught up in day to day activities of all types — things they are working on, dealing with, worried about, concerned with. They are not on their OT levels as frankly, they are simply not doing them.
I was a stalled Clear and now, a few years later, I am on SOLO NOTs. How? Well I decided to make it happen, and I grabbed myself by the scruff of the neck and I marched myself methodically and steadily up. I got myself a competent C/S. I made sure I had to the correct materials. I did the checksheets thoroughly and drilled, drilled and drilled. I got myself completed on all needed OT preps and then did each level thoroughly to full EP. I am doing the same on my training. Lots to do, but it will happen as I am making myself get it done. And the cost? Virtually nil.
There is unquestionably a situation with Scientologists in the field that they feel they cannot get auditing or training and that they cannot move up The Bridge. Just from the Int Base alone there are at least 500 people who have been offloaded/declared/routed-out, and are now in the field who are off the Bridge, parked and have given up hope of moving forward. Then there are the hundreds of other former SO members and staff members from around the world — all of whom had a purpose and a drive at one time, but now feel Scientology is out of reach. And then there are the many, many parishioners who are no longer on org lines and have drifted (or been thrust) away.
From my view we need to get outside of this situation and start to deal with it, and that is required on both a 1st dynamic basis and also a 3rd dynamic basis. And the first step is to recognize what the difficulties are that we run into, so they can be dealt with.
There actually is no valid reason why auditors aren’t auditing, why supervisors aren’t training, why people aren’t walking up both sides of The Bridge, except that they are shadow boxing with considerations about why it cannot be done, why it should not be done, why it should be put off for some other time (or lifetime).
And that is where this LRH reference comes in.
Would be very interested to hear your views.
“I haven’t got anything to lecture about, actually, you know everything there is to know.
“And the only difficulty is just doing it.
“Small difficulty. But he who maketh difficulty with auditing hath service facsimiles – Confusius say. Your — your difficulties in auditing are all made. They’re all manufactured difficulties. And the sooner you learn that, why, the happier you’ll be. By the time you’ve run a tape through, and listened to yourself and you’ll see how many difficulties have been made in the session, you’ll be appalled. It’d be very nice if those tapes could be of real live sessions, or tape a dozen of your sessions and then listen back to one chosen at random. You see, because in that session you wouldn’t be so careful.
“But in this universe, difficulty has to be manufactured. Always. Let’s take the case of an organization. Organization isn’t doing well, somehow or another. Got a lot of willing staff and people, and so forth, and that organization is not doing well. Well somebody is manufacturing the “not doing well”.
“Living beings are theta beings, and they actually have to work pretty hard to be entheta begins. The natural bent — the natural bent is simply to be a theta being and carry on. One has to work hard to be otherwise.
“That is quite interesting. Now maybe that labour is all unconscious and one is not conscious of the labour which is being done, maybe it’s being done at a level that one does not recognize it, but nevertheless it is individually done — entheta. Now let’s take the the actuality of the thing. There would be no mass in the bank if it were not being created in the given instant that it has effect on the individual.
“Let’s look at the harsh look — let’s look at the harsh look at all this. The cold, scientific, pitiless inspection of what is actually going on, And that is that a thetan creates his own bank. It isn’t that he has created his own bank, he is creating his own bank – that is the difference, don’t you see. Any bank, no matter how far it is in the past, is being created at this instant by a thetan. There is not such thing as continued creation. All creation must be done at the moment it is perceived.
“Now there can be such a thing as unaware creation or utterly unconscious creation — utterly, completely unconscious creation. And that is in actual fact the source of the reactive mind. One is creating without knowing he is creating. Now the reason he is creating is contained in the things that he is creating. Now that’s very tricky. That’s very tricky. The reason he is obsessively creating is contained in the things that he is obsessively creating. …
“Now, that it is a game of shadows tends then to make us pooh-pooh the idea that anybody could ever be in trouble. Let’s go at it now, and that’s the pitiless look I’ve just given you. Of course the fellow couldn’t possibly… He’s causing all of his trouble, he’s the one who is causing all the difficulties, and so therefore, the hell with him! You see, that could be the adjudication. But no, you needn’t add that last, you see — well, he is causing all his troubles. That is the pitiless, factual look at the situation. Anything that’s wrong with him, he is creating at this very moment. Anything that’s wrong with an organization is being created now, in the organization.
“Yeah, they can say, “Well, but three years ago we had a fire, and we’ve never been able to recover from the fire, and , and yap-yap-yap-yap…” And that so fixes them that they never look at the fact that the Registrar in the organization never comes to work — because they’ve got it all explained! They don’t have to do anything because they had a fire three years ago and they haven’t recovered from it, don’t you see?”
“You’ll find that they’ve got explanations for all of their difficulty, but those explanations when swept aside would demonstrate and disclose that the individual was creating all of his difficulty here and now, and the organization was creating all of its difficulty here and now.” LRH excerpt from SHSBC lecture 22 October 1963 The Integration of Auditing. You can read the full lecture here.