By Lana M.
“A process has not been the correct process or has not been run correctly, or has not been run long enough if there has not been in the preclear an increase in his ability to grant life to others and his environment.” LRH Ability Magazine 6, 1955
There are many people in this world, and just as many individual beliefs.
I have no war against those who are anti-Scientology as such persons have a right to believe as they do, even if I do not share their views. They are welcome to their own ideas, thoughts and considerations, and to be able to communicate those to others, even though from my perspective much of what they say is incorrect, false information or twisted in some fashion.
There is no campaign to make everyone a Scientologist on this planet and peace and tolerance is built through communication and understanding – not by rejecting or attacking a person because of what they believe to be true.
I also have no war with those within the walls of the Church of Scientology who consider myself and others to be “squirrels” because we apply the tech outside the perimeters of the institution. The purpose of this blog is not to attack the Church or to undermine or unstabilize existing Scientologists that are “still in” — as they do what they do based on what they know, what they have experienced and what they have learnt. They are good people – albeit ignorant or unaware of what has been occurring. They are well-intentioned and they want to move up The Bridge, so they do all they can to make that happen. There are more plus-points with such persons than outpoints, and we cannot forget that.
There have been a few occasions when commentary on this blog has leaned towards natter about staff or executives, which is never good. Having being an SO executive myself in the past, I can say without question that all Scientology execs do their utmost to help, build, expand and grow areas under their control, normally on very long hours, with little reward. That probably even applies to Miscavige, who is unquestionably a nutcase, but does what he does as he is convinced it is the right thing to do. Of that he is very certain.
Out here in the field, exterior to much of what goes on, it can be easy to individuate from the goings-on of others that are different from ourselves. It can be easy to sneer or speak poorly of others who are not here and now with us. People we have worked with in the past, or people we have never met but only heard of through long distance communication lines.
I am not talking about being theetie-wheetie and sickingly, sweet and syrupy about people — I am just talking about granting beingness to others, regardless of their views, activities and actions. Scientologists who are trained know about life, about the reactive mind and how to move man to higher states where he is no longer under the thumb of irrational reactivity and restimulation. As a trained auditor, a Scientologist must grant beingness to others and use communication to help people – as that is the only way to expect any gain or change.
Even when people 3P myself or others within MS2, I do my best to not engage in a games condition by talking lowly about them in turn. It solves nothing and just creates entheta and enturbulation that then becomes an issue in itself.
The below has been a stable datum for me for a long time, and when applied across the dynamics and to all people (regardless of beliefs), it really starts to become a way of life that is so much more enjoyable and fun to live.
“It is a very funny thing — some fellow comes over the top of a hill and he sees a town lying out in front of him and he says, “What a horrible, ramshackle, mean, ugly, vicious place that is.”. And the next fellow comes over the top of the hill, and he takes a look at this town and he invests it with beingness and then he says, “There’s a town there.”
“Well now, the first fellow goes down into the town and nobody does anything for him, and if they show his horse or fix his car or do something for him, they’ll put the shoe on backwards or patch the tire up in some outlandish fashion that won’t last very far and things just kind of go that way — and he’ll be overcharged for it.
“And the fellow who has granted beingness to the town comes through, he finds everybody’s real nice to him and he gets a good room in the hotel and the chow’s good and everybody’s happy and cheerful about the whole thing. That’s what he runs into continually through life.
“Now, an artist can come in — a writer, a poet, something of the sort — and grant a new beingness to a town. Sort of out of whole cloth, he just tells the people all about it. They’ve never granted it any beingness at all. They’re so busy trying to keep each other from eating each other up, they’ve never noticed this; but this is something they can agree upon, this town. And the town comes to life, just to that degree. It is alive then.
“This is a capability which any human being has. And it’s easy to release this. It’s not a God-given, untapped talent, one that an individual is unable to assume.
“You are here, you are alive. When you were small, you granted beingness to your dog, your wagon, a doll — in other words, you brought them to life — these things came alive. and to this day you grant beingness to a car, a favourite book, possessions. And something you have perhaps even run into this. You are wearing certain clothes when an unpleasant experience occurred and the next day, and maybe for three or four days afterwards, you didn’t care to wear that suit or you didn’t care to wear that dress – you put that aside. That’s because you imbued it with a certain beingness.
“One is really as alive as he himself is perfectly willing to grant beingness, can grant beingness and is willing to have others grant beingness. That’s how alive he is. He’s no more than that.
“And no artificial stimulant or love affair or anything else can present to an individual this level and characteristc of existence. Because that is life itself.
“One cannot become able in life by fearing to live it. Never. And he can’t be himself without being willing to grant beingness, because he’s the only one that can grant beingness to himself.
“Now, you take Shakespeare’s quotation in Hamlet: “To be or not to be”. That’s what man is fixed on — “To be or not to be.” That’ isn’t the question. That isn’t the question. To grant beingness or not grant beingness is the question he is hung up on all the days of his years.” LRH excerpt from the Backgrounds and Ceremonies book