By Lana M
Change of subject…
I have firmly had the view for many years that my capacity as a being, my abilities and my causation are directly reflected in my activities across the dynamics. LRH talks about OT being cause across the dynamics, which before being accomplished means that a being has to be operating across all 8 dynamics to then come to cause over them.
In the last couple of months I have been working on a few new projects that are on the 5th dynamic and extending my own sphere of influence.
In a household with young children we have had all manner of animals to keep us company. We had fish for 3 or 4 years, and then we got pet mice for the kids. We have a wonderful Golden Lab X Retriever who is the guardian of this family for more than 10 years. We have 21 Galloway cattle, and then the multitude of birds, lizards and Australian wildlife that live on our farm.
But recently I became the custodian of 10 rather neglected and sickly chickens. I purchased a significant coop for them, installed a large electric fence so they can roam free-range (so there are no concerns about hungry foxes), and I have gotten them back into good health and laying eggs again. It has been really rewarding to see them sitting out in the orchard under the trees, happily watching the day progress and scratching for a worm or bug when the desire hits them.
And we have just extended our family numbers further with the addition of 7 goats — 2 mothers and 5 kids. They have brought a whole new dimension to the family, as they are people friendly, come when called and are wonderful weed eaters that are cleaning up the paddocks around my home. They skip about in an irresponsible and hilarious way, and they have already proven that they can get under a fence if they have the desire to (leading to all sorts of other adventures). It was a great decision on my part — and as I sit here on a very rainy day, I know they are warm and dry in the goat shelter I created for them last week, happily munching oats and lupins and satisfied that they have a good lot in life.
Looking at the KRC triangle and the simple premise that if you raise just one point of the KRC triangle (knowledge, responsibility and control) the others come up as well — I enjoy seeing my own competence and level of cause rise in an area that I had previously little to none. My ARC for the animals comes up — but also for the 5th dynamic in general. Learning how these creatures operate in their own individual, family and 3rd dynamics and watching their own interactions with the 5th dynamics and 6th dynamic is also fascinating.
We are all interconnected – theta-wise. And watching how we (both humans and animals), as theta – life, work with, manipulate and change MEST is really interesting.
Not everyone has the luxury of living on a farm where there is such a wealth of animals – and certainly many would have no desire for 10 chickens and 7 goats in their family –but I write this with a word of advice for my many friends out there across the world…
My lesson has been to continually work to extend my reach, responsibility and control over the dynamics every day.
Just a little bit more and a little bit more on a continued basis.
It is such a simple, simple action — but so very very very rewarding.
Where ever your interest lies — extend that reach and enjoy as your own KRC and ARC comes up.
I would love to hear of other people’s experiences on this basic principle… and photos are even better. 🙂
“There could be said to be eight urges (drives, impulses) in life. These we call DYNAMICS. These are motives or motivations. We call them THE EIGHT DYNAMICS.
“There is no thought or statement here that any one of these eight dynamics is more important than the others. While they are categories (divisions) of the broad game of life they are not necessarily equal to each other. It will be found amongst individuals that each person stresses one of the dynamics more than the others, or may stress a combination of dynamics as more important-than other combinations.
“The purpose in setting forth this division is to increase an understanding of life by placing it in compartments. Having subdivided existence in this fashion, each compartment can be inspected as itself and by itself in its relationship to the other compartments of life.
“In working a puzzle it is necessary to first take pieces of similar color or character and place them in groups. In studying a subject it is necessary to proceed in an orderly fashion.
“To promote this orderliness it is necessary to assume for our purposes these eight arbitrary compartments of life.
“THE FIRST DYNAMIC—is the urge toward existence as one’s self. Here we have individuality expressed fully. This can be called the SELF DYNAMIC.
“THE SECOND DYNAMIC—is the urge toward existence as a sexual or bisexual activity. This dynamic actually has two divisions. Second Dynamic (a) is the sexual act itself and the Second Dynamic (b) is the family unit, including the rearing of children. This can be called the SEX DYNAMIC.
“THE THIRD DYNAMIC—is the urge toward existence in groups of individuals. Any group or part of an entire class could be considered to be a part of the Third Dynamic. The school, the society, the town, the nation are each part of the Third Dynamic, and each one is a Third Dynamic. This can be called the GROUP DYNAMIC.
“THE FOURTH DYNAMIC—is the urge toward existence as mankind. Whereas the white race would be considered a Third Dynamic, all the races would be considered the Fourth Dynamic. This can be called the MANKIND DYNAMIC.
“THE FIFTH DYNAMIC—is the urge toward existence of the animal kingdom. This includes all living things whether vegetable or animal. The fish in the sea, the beasts of the field, or of the forest, grass, trees, flowers or anything directly and intimately motivated by life. This can be called the ANIMAL DYNAMIC.
“THE SIXTH DYNAMIC—is the urge toward existence as the physical universe. The physical universe is composed of matter, energy, space and time. In Scientology we take the first letter of each of these words and coin a word, MESS. This can be called the UNIVERSE DYNAMIC.
“THE SEVENTH DYNAMIC—is the urge toward existence as or of spirits. Anything spiritual, with or without identity, would come under the heading of the Seventh Dynamic. This can be called the SPIRITUAL DYNAMIC.
“THE EIGHTH DYNAMIC—is the urge toward existence as Infinity. This is also identified as the Supreme Being.
“It is carefully observed here that the science of Scientology does not intrude into the Dynamic of the Supreme Being. This is called the Eighth Dynamic because the symbol of infinity stood upright makes the numeral “8”. This can be called the INFINITY or GOD DYNAMIC.
“Scientologists usually call these by number.
“The earlier science Dianetics included Dynamics One to Four. Scientology embraces Dynamics One through Seven as known territory, scientifically demonstrated and classified.
“The difficulty of stating the exact definitions of the dynamics is entirely verbal. Originally the dynamics read “the urge toward survival as—”. As the science developed it became apparent that survival was only an apparency and only one facet of existence.
“Both the cycle of action and the three conditions of existence belong in each dynamic.
“A further manifestation of these dynamics is that they could best be represented as a series of concentric circles wherein the First Dynamic would be the center and each new Dynamic would be successively a circle outside it. The idea of space adjoining enters into these Dynamics.
“The basic characteristic of the individual includes his ability to so expand into the other dynamics, but when the Seventh Dynamic is reached in its entirety one will only then discover the true First Dynamic.
“As an example of use of these Dynamics one discovers that a baby at birth is not perceptive beyond the First Dynamic, but as the child grows and interests extend can be seen to embrace other dynamics. As a further example of use, a person who is incapable of operating on the Third Dynamic is incapable at once of being a part of a team and so might be said to be incapable of a social existence.
“As a further comment upon the Eight Dynamics, no one of these Dynamics from One to Seven is more important than any other one of them in terms of orienting the individual. While the dynamics are not of equal importance, one to the next, the ability of an individual to assume the beingness, doingness and havingness of each dynamic is an index of his ability to live.” LRH book, Fundamentals of Thought