If you are reading this you probably see yourself as an ex or independent Scientologist. Either way it is possible you have been declared a suppressive person by the Church of Scientology and no doubt have your own unique story to tell.
This ever lengthening list of SP’s began many years ago. It can be said that by now many of us on the list can claim veteran SP status. In other words, some of us “saw the light” two, three even four decades ago. We are a growing breed of SP veterans. And, as is the case in all fields of human endeavor, veterans often have some useful experience to pass on.
I can’t imagine that what I have to say about the years following my break with Scientology will resonate with everyone who has left the C of S – in particular those who left not so long ago. Nonetheless, I do believe there are some who will benefit from my observations.
Scientology was a chapter in my life, but, before I could really move on to the next chapter I had to reach the “End Phenomenon”, so to speak, indicating completion of the Scientology chapter. At one stage in the 1980’s, when I walked away, I thought I had moved on but there were hidden ties that kept me bound. Only after I experience the EP – which I guess is not exactly the same for everyone – was I really released to happily pursue my exploration of consciousness.
Using an auditing session as an analogy let me put it this way; the EP was accompanied by an FN on the subject of Scientology – no dirty or stuck needle, no TA below 2 or above 5. When considering the subject of Scientology it was just a wide FN and TA around 3.
EP: Major experiential cognition: Consciousness (Theta) is creation. Whatever we perceive or experience, whatever is real or true for us, it is our creation. Be it time, space, matter or energy as well as feelings and thought. Most significant; we create the self or selves we think we are at any given moment.
(In fundamental terms, this means the pc creates every aspect – event or incident – on his time-track right now in the present, including the time-track’s main constituent part – time itself).
Semantics confuse the issue when using the word creation in this context. However, let’s just say we may not always be the primary creators of our reality but whatever exists for us we are at least a secondary creator.
Leonardo De Vinci may have been the primary creator of the Mona Lisa, but the reason for her enduring popularity over generations is due to a host of secondary creators. It is her many admirers who immortalized her intriguing smile and beauty in song and verse.
The authors of a nation’s constitution are its primary creators and the people who agree and support it, secondary creators, without whom the constitution (creation) can not be sustained. Ironically critics and opponents of a creation also in some way contribute as secondary creators to its existence.
L Ron Hubbard is the primary creator of Scientology but everyone who has bought into the philosophy and technology and then made it work for them, are secondary creators. The point being; the wins achieved by pc’s and students could not have occurred without the inherent creation capability of the student or pc. LRH, as primary creator of Scientology, provided a model to which people can relate and buy-into to become secondary creators.
The argument that Scientology owns “The Ultimate Truth” is ludicrous. The only truth in Scientology is the “truth” created by LRH who then provided a context within which others could become secondary creators of that “truth”.
I have no doubt that my Scientology chapter contributed hugely to me owning my consciousness – owning my inherent ability of creation. Here is an interesting related observation.
During the development of the lower levels continuing through OT 3 and beyond I was on the SHSBC or on a tech post or in direct comm. with LRH. Put simply, I had a ringside seat to the building of The Bridge. Long story short. At each stage of The Bridge’s construction students and pc’s would dramatize (create) the section being put in place. What was described in bulletins and LRH lectures at the time was what the auditor and pc found (created) as the cause of the pc’s aberration at that time. Auditors, pc’s and students became willing secondary creators every step of the way – every level up the chart. Who knows what The Bridge might have looked like today had LRH been around to work on it for another ten years or more? No way would it have been what the C of S is currently selling as the only way out for humanity.
The point of this commentary on Scientology will be missed if it is interpreted as an attempt to discredit the material and related procedures. If consciousness (theta) is creation in the fullest sense of the word why shouldn’t it be possible, at some level, to create a bridge to “total freedom”? Actually there is essentially only one reason why not.
Again, long story short. Claiming that the “creation” of a primary creator, supported by many secondary creators, be it in science, philosophy, politics or any other sphere of human endeavor as the “absolute truth” – the final creation – tends to declare null and void any other efforts to create. This is a recipe for confrontation and counter creation – an invitation to be attacked.
Getting people to believe that they have no choice but to go along with an “absolute truth” is when they buy-into the belief that if they don’t “get on the bus” their consciousness can be cancelled – their thetan will be doomed into oblivion forever. Sound familiar?
The C of S is a classic example of getting people to buy-into absolute truths and disowning a most fundamental quality – that of independent creation. My motto is: own your consciousness – own your creation – own your reality.