BIC has returned from a lengthy sabbatical , the reasons for which will become known in due course.
To celebrate our return, we’re kicking off with some great news – another first for South African independents.
This last Saturday 20th June 2015, a graduation event was hosted by a Joburg group to celebrate those who have either embarked on their journey for the first time or those who have continued with their journey outside of corporate scientology.
Most impressive was that over 95 people arrived to congratulate the 46 recipients of certificates for varying completions of life skill courses and other personal spiritual milestones.
Below are some pictures showing friends mingling, chatting and thoroughly enjoying the day. Curiously, people were in no hurry to leave! We were also given a couple of success stories – these have been included below the pics.
“I managed to get out of that shell that no one could crack. Finally I can get my life moving. Starting from one of those days in January I had to stay after my course and help my mom with her course. Even though I missed out on so many things I guess it was worth it. I can communicate better with my friends, parents, teachers and people around me. The bull baiting part has helped me a lot because I’m not easily brought down by people’s negative talks. You can yell, scream, and shout as loud as you want but I still won’t draw my attention to you since I finally know how to focus on one thing I’m doing. So you can’t distract me. Doing the drill got me knowing how to be there and focus.
I look at myself in the mirror every morning and say, you can do this, keep it up”
“This has been a wonderful learning experience, I have learnt so much about study over the past course! My ability to study has improved a huge amount! I feel I can cover huge amounts of information without any incompletion or blowing as I now have the skills to study.
The course gave me workable ideas all round on so many viewpoints of application of study and where society has gone wrong that I can’t help but feel so excited to be able to help myself and so many others with this data of mine! What’s incredible is I feel the data really is mine! For the first time ever I had no anxiety to write an exam as I understood and took ownership! What an amazing skill to have.
The tech will change my life 🙂 The best is still to come”.
“What an absolute pleasure it has been being part of the training camp. The uptoned people and space has made progress easy and fun. Having so much experienced coaches and their certainty! What a comfort. This has been a really big win for me as my first major step back on the bridge. Thanks to all for making this possible”.
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“A lovely safe space to learn Mr Hubbard’s technology. Excellent coaching, care and lots of help”.
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“I was involved in a fast flow training camp getting people moving up the bridge to their Upper Levels.
There were students who had given up on the Upper Levels. It is simply too daunting.
Now this is no Mickey Mouse camp. We have only the best there is to offer – supervisor, C/S, and Qual Sec’s who are all flag trained. But there is one difference. We only use LRH data prior to 1981. What came afterwards is questionable. Furthermore only LRH original checksheets and books are used. What we did in this training camp was to twin people through their courses on a one-to-one basis. More than once I was told “I never believed that I can now see a clear road to the Upper Levels”. What a win for all of us.
There are plenty of us old timers who were also on the original CLVIII course on the ship, who twinned the students through their courses.
The place was like in the old days – an F/N’ing course room.
These students saw that there is a route outside of the church that runs standardly. Not just here in South Africa, but across the world under the “squirrel” label? (A joke).
Thanks to LRH – without him, this is simply not possible”.
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And so another milestone for the South African independents has been reached. BIC wishes you all the very best as you continue your journey outside the confines of the church.
To those who have chosen not to continue their SCN journey please remember you are still very much part of the BIC family and we’d love to hear from you.
Sharing your stories of transition out of the church and how you’re doing now is of enormous benefit to those still stuck on the other side.
Let’s get that message out loud and clear that stepping out into the sunshine is well worth the effort!