By Jim Logan
Taking one of the simplest definitions of an Overt Act from a lecture, Wisdom as an Auditor, given on 28 April 1964, one can apply this and get a pretty clean view of, as well as an understanding for some situations that otherwise appear to be very complex.
Here’s the definition: “Now, if we want to understand what an overt act is, we go around to the other side of the coin and we find out it was a communication he didn’t want to deliver, he delivered…you’ve now perverted the ARC theta line, you see; you’ve perverted the theta line by causing it to carry harm.”
An Overt Act in the run of living also includes sometimes a judgment call on this idea of “harm”, of course as it considers all Dynamics and decisions to act, weighing the greatest good for the greatest number of Dynamics.
But, just taking the utter simplicity of this meaning, where one perverts the ARC theta line, the positive theta line, witnessing some of the “meltdowns” that occur with individuals, even groups of individuals interacting, they become very simply instances where a person through carelessness or malice, twists an R, that is, alters it in some way and then delivers a communication with a low A for the receipt point and off it goes, this bit of nasty.
The result on that person doing it is apparent sooner or later: they lessen their own reach, their own ability to communicate and with that, they don’t grasp things they can’t really look at and end up with problems in areas, trouble, strife, stress, and all manner of ills that befall a person.
Looking at the wild melee that is the blogosphere related to things Scientology, from the “natter boards” to the “Dead Agent sites” (either DM generated or among the ex/antis) on those that are working the “natter boards” on either side of these arguments there are perversions of R, low A, and streams of C that are meant to harm the other or others.
The result is that these sites, these low scale ARC spots, termed “entheta”, are just that – perversions of theta and theta lines (these beings are after all, basically good) and as they commit these continuous and continuing Overt Acts they get darker and darker to the point where they blow off, themselves rejecting the black gooey mess that has been wrought, leaving it parked on their Time Tracks and working to forget all this stuff becoming less aware of it and by that, less aware overall.
Scientology as a subject is a study of the truths of existence. The road to Clear, the path to OT is paved with truth. It is a subject that reveals to oneself the truth and the lies following it that led to any present adverse circumstance, but mostly it recovers the actual truth and with that looked at as it is, the lies themselves dissolve.
What has struck me lately, with the above definition applied, is that any being, innately, recognizes themselves when they deliver that comm that has harm in it and no matter the justification or rationalizing of it, they themselves go down the chute into the darker obtuse states that I don’t think any thetan really enjoys.
There is a way out. The return of the freedom to act can begin with the easy step of just not delivering that communication that is intended to harm.