.......When dm-the-barbarian saw the bird and was told the birds name, he said "That bird needs to be named 'Harrison,' and from that moment on, that bird was called Harrison, and that bird wasn't called by the name it had lived with its entire life ever again. Keep in mind, we thought at that time sheep-ohhhh-bleet could do no wrong. But it bothered me for the sake of the bird.
I heard from one of my "still in" friends today. He was bragging about the "On or through OTVII" number now being in the 8000's. At this point, the powers that be are using every bit of screwy data that they can exagerrate or falsify to excite the crowd. As you can imagine, it has to be extremely difficult to find a real stat that shows growth.This is an after leaving Scientology realization that I had while driving home from work, and I just about drove into a ditch.
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The goal of having 10,000 on Solo Nots was something that was broadcast loudly, and you couldn't miss it, by design. Certainly at Flag, where you would see T-shirts with the slogan "I am one of the 10,000", at events often you would hear it, and always from the reges. Someone else reading this can correct this if I haven't got it right, the stated purpose (read below about "tipping the scales) was to have more theta, less enturbulated theta, so that the theta/entheta ratio would be such that Scientology could make greater inroads with the general public, and help to bring about a cleared planet.
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You see, (And this is me talking from my past viewpoint) Scientology has the tech to untangle the web that has entangled this planet, we are the only ones that can, we know it, you know it, but the world does not. The world is majorly Effed-Up, it's full of war, criminality, etc. It's full of wogs. We can ACTUALLY save this world. Think about that. WE can save the world. This is no small thing.
Think of the responsibility of that. We were told, and we believed we could save the planet. Only us.
So the game that we were playing was to now pay up for the services, and get ourselves up the bridge to the point that the planet would be "sane" enough to allow Scientology to expand. Somewhat of an altruistic goal, we all get up the bridge, at any cost, and it will save the planet, right?
Well, years later, I am out for good, and I'm driving down the road going home. I thought of this again for the first time in years.
If Scientology, this "religion" had the power to turn this planet around. Why didn't the people in control of the organization just get this done at any cost, while keeping the organization solvent, which it could, and bring about this state that would allow for the acceptance of it? Surely then, with the planet in the predicted state of acceptance, clearing the planet would be a snap!!
What reason, if you had such a solution, would you play that game that is being played, even now? The agonized future???
It doesn't make sense, does it?
L. Ron HubbardThere is only one way, really, to get into a state of living, and that's live There is no substitute for an all-out, over-the-ramparts, howling charge against life. That's living. Living does not consist of sitting in a temple in the shadows and getting rheumatism from the cold stones. Living is hot, it's fast, it's often brutal It has a terrific gamut of emotional reactions. If you are really willing to live, you first have to be willing to do anything that consists of living. Weird. But it's one of those awfully true things that you wonder why one has to say it. And yet it has to be said.
I couldn't agree more @JustSheila.The most enlightening thing I’ve learned since I left Scientology is that since it was a red herring and diverted my attention from genuine personal and spiritual growth, I still had to address and resolve my personal and spiritual conflicts and issues.
It is kind of fun though, isn’t it, I mean, when you dive right in to your own hesitancy/ nervousness/fear/anger etc. and just grab that shit while it’s full-on maxed out IRL and say, “Wtf is that reaction I’m having, holy shit wtf was I thinking, wtf is really going on and what can I do about it?”I couldn't agree more @JustSheila.
I have been having fun (if one could call it that) with the subject of changing one's mind. My own mind included. I mean really changing your mind, or being willing to. Not enchanted into a state. Not coaxed, not "led" or convinced through a serious of processes designed by anyone. Maybe the idea could be more defined as "thinking for oneself." I bet someone could find a set of processes to "help" one do that, but no thank you.
There are so many real life conditions or situations that exist not defined or identified by hubbard. These things exist whether he thought or cared that they existed or not. His view of the mind was perhaps limited by something about himself, whatever you could say, like his intention or how actually alert or aware that he was or wasn't.
Life can be full of surprises! Good surprises.It is kind of fun though, isn’t it, I mean, when you dive right in to your own hesitancy/ nervousness/fear/anger etc. and just grab that shit while it’s full-on maxed out IRL and say, “Wtf is that reaction I’m having, holy shit wtf was I thinking, wtf is really going on and what can I do about it?”
I started this new job and there’s a 68 year old woman there who is an expert at taxes and a perfectionist. She’s a great teacher and mentor and actually really sweet but expected perfection from Day One when I admittedly didn’t know half the computer programs so it’s been a sharp, steep learning curve. I have to tell myself how well I’m doing because she won’t, lol.
But she’s sweet. Really. But she rode me too hard the other day so I just told her, “ I’d really appreciate if you didn’t... because it makes me feel ... “. She thanked me and was a little surprised I guess, but she was also reassured that if I ever had a problem, I’d tell her directly and she liked that a lot. Problem solved, no worries.
A couple of days later, I cut some flowers from my yard and gave them to her. That same day she brought me packets of flower seeds. Thinking on the same wavelength. We’re getting along great. I love my job.
I tell you, I have come a long way over the past few months. I will say that this board is loosing a little of it's pizzazz!! I first was checking out the old board back in 2017 when I was newly out. I bet the old days of the old board must have really been cathartic for everyone! I have found enlightenment from great books, by a variety of psychologists of all things!!!Life can be full of surprises! Good surprises.