Doing the Standard Things
Sometimes I see suggestions that Scientology needs more than it is or has. That it is incomplete and requires an overhaul or an 'expansion' of the tech to make it right. Sometimes there is even a suggestion that some of the technology is incorrect or the results are not all they are cracked up to be.
In all of these I believe a vital point has been missed or overlooked. That doing the standard actions researched and developed by Ron Hubbard in scientology always produced the exact result. Of course if one does something else or alters it slightly or does not apply it in exactly the way Ron Hubbard described or outlined, then a different result will occur.
Scientology is very much a complete applied philosophy for the purpose for which it is intended.
Much of this understandably comes out of past experiences of an exact application inexactly applied or not applied at all. Quickieing the grades is a prime example. An individual who has not had the full processes on all the grades will not achieve the end result for the grade not fully and completely done. Peer pressure, fear, or some other reason could be why an individual who is incomplete on a grade will attest to the grade. If they do then it is a false attest and a condition of doubt in the Sea organisation. In fact it is a condition of existence that that person is in doubt. Having not completed all the processes of the grade and not having received the end phenomena (EP) they will consider that scientology is a doubtful subject which does not produces the results claimed. And from their viewpoint they are right. But of course what is overlooked is that a standard application has not been rendered to that individual. The individual will not necessarily know what they should receive in order to attain the EP of that level until they actually do so (This may particularly apply to a 'professional' preclear)
So by entering into a condition of doubt on scientology by virtue of not receiving standard technology, it is not surprising that they will tend to express doubts about the efficacy of scientology in general. Such comments as, 'Are there really OTs, because I have never met one that can do OT things,' is an example. Endless discussions about the state of Clear abound from time to time. Even doubts expressed about the state of Clear. Seeking 'answers' about life from other philosophies is another expression of doubt for, if there was no doubt there would not be a seeking of answers.
"What would you think of a guide who, because his party said it was dark and the road rough and who said another tunnel looked better, abandoned the route he knew would lead out and led his party to a lost nowhere in the dark. You'd think he was a pretty wishy-washy guide."
"What would you think of a supervisor who let a student depart from procedure the supervisor knew worked? You'd think he was a pretty wishy-washy supervisor. What would happen in a labyrinth if the guide let some girl stop in a pretty canyon and left her there forever to contemplate the rocks? You'd think he was a pretty heartless guide. You'd expect him to say at least, "Miss, those rocks may be pretty, but the road out doesn't go that way."
Maintaining a standard ensures predictability. It ensures that the results one expects get delivered and the recipient comes up to the realization expected for that level and no state or condition of doubt lingers long afterwards and colors his thinking about the auditing or training he or she had.
Maintaining a standard is also delivering what was promised. A grade chart level with the appropriate end phenomena is what was promised.
And for those that are having a heavy time of it remember, all is not lost. We have a bright future in front of us. It is an endless future and will be whatever we, as individuals as well as a group, decide it to be. The past is dead, suitable for inspection in session only. The future is the future.
And as far as Miscavige is concerned:
"There is no more deadly way to get even with a suppressive or an antagonistic person or a downgrading society than by flourishing and prospering. All a suppressive person or society is trying to do is prevent one from flourishing and prospering. Of course, one has to handle threats or attacks. But don't get stuck in on them. One handles them but puts his main attention on doing things that will make one and the group flourish and prosper."
The future is ours. It is the beginning of scientology for us all and, as Ron said, the sun never sets on Scientology, regardless of where it happens to be. One can ALWAYS start afresh. One can always roll up one's sleeves and say, "let's get to it." Let's get the philosophy and the basic principles we know duplicated and out into the world and shared with others.
Applying the philosophy and technology exactly is the road out for all.
"Scientology is a workable system. It has the route taped. The search is done. Now the route only needs to be walked.
So put the feet of students and preclears on that route. Don't let them off of it no matter how fascinating the side roads seem to them. And move them on up and out."
By being standard and duplicating the technology and exporting it to the world, every individual on this planet has the potential to regain their former glory and understanding. It is possible. For some, it might take a little longer, but that is only time after all.
"... your potentialities are a great deal better than anyone ever permitted you to believe."
What sort of future do you want? What future would you like to create?
HCO PL 4th February 1965 Safeguarding Technology
LRH ED 307 Int, 1st December AD 29
Book 'Self Analysis'