((Editor's comments in double parenthesis - Homer))
Overwhelm, Justification and Restraint
Copyright (C) 1992 A Voice of the Free Zone (Electra)
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((This bulletin is the backbone of Electra's approach and you will see its themes repeated over and over again in future postings. I would add one item to the title and make it, OVERWHELM, JUSTIFICATION, PUNISHMENT and RESTRAINT, as this is how I had to audit it to make it work. I would also point out that this material concentrates highly on Overts and Withholds or Grade II, which ultimately is late on the chain. Prior to overts are the problems the being was trying to solve by committing the overts. And prior to those problems are the valences, identities, beingnesses, terminals and goals that were involved in the GPMS that gave rise to the problems in the first place. So eventually you have to go earlier than being overwhelmed to resolve a case, because the real problem is not that the being was overwhelmed but that he WASN'T overwhelmed and could thus do things and GET himself in trouble. This is where ultimately the core of the case lies. Thus you want to audit overwhelms only until the pc realizes that overwhelms are SOLUTIONS to earlier problems. Remember the PROBLEM that needs to be handled lies back in a time when the being WASN'T overwhelmed. If you don't take up those earlier problems with having power, being able, and NOT being overwhelmed, the being will never give up his overwhelms. Electra makes this abundantly clear, but I just wanted to make sure everyone got it.))
You can approach overwhelm a number of ways. The direct way is as always, just plug it into the 8 flows of forgetfulness and run it until it releases.
(1) "How have you overwhelmed a Child as a Parent in a past life?"
(2) "How has a Parent overwhelmed you as a Child in this life?"
(3) "How has a Child overwhelmed you as a Parent in a past life?"
(4) "How have you overwhelmed a Parent as a Child in this life?"
(5) "How has any Parent overwhelmed any Child in any life?"
(6) "How has any Child overwhelmed any Parent in any life?"
(7) "How have you overwhelmed yourself as a Parent in a past life?"
(8) "How have you overwhelmed yourself as a Child in this life?"
This is very heavy processing, so expect some fireworks to take place while running this.
Surprisingly you may find that flows numbers 3 and 4 above are VERY important. You ought to date the life time that you were a Parent and had a Child that really taught you a lesson. Perhaps a lesson you refused to acknowledge. It will be the same lesson you have been trying to teach your parents in this life.
What you are looking for in this past life is a glare fight of magnitude where your Child won and you refused to admit it. That life is the motivator for the overts you have been trying to dramatize against your parents in this life.
Possibly in such an incident lies the solution to the Black V case, someone who sees all black when they close their eyes and can't get images or pictures. The Black V refers to the fact that all 5 senses are closed down on the memory/mockup level.
One is supposed to run this by asking "What could be worse than" what ever condition the pc is complaining about. For example, "What could be worse than being deaf, dumb and blind on the thetan plane?"
Perhaps the answer is looking your child straight in the eyes and knowing that you have lost their love forever.
You haven't of course, a little communication saying that he was right and you're sorry will go a long way to patch things up. Sort of like what you want from your parents in this life, you know?
Overwhelm basically affects a person's ability to BE, DO and HAVE.
It either forces a being to BE, DO or HAVE something or prevents a person from BEING, DOING or HAVING something.
This can be run as follows.
"What are you being forced to BE?"
"What are you being forced to NOT BE?"
"What are you being forced to DO?"
"What are you being forced to NOT DO?"
"What are you being forced to HAVE?"
"What are you being forced to NOT HAVE?"
Of course if your pc gets sick of running motivators, then run the overt side of it.
"What have you forced another to BE?"
"What have you forced another to NOT BE?"
"What have you forced another to DO?"
"What have you forced another to NOT DO?"
"What have you forced another to HAVE?"
"What have you forced another to NOT HAVE?"
You can break this down, if your pc wants, into the four planes of existence.
"What have you forced another to BE on the physical plane?"
"What have you forced another to BE on the emotional plane?"
"What have you forced another to BE on the mental plane?"
"What have you forced another to BE on the spiritual plane?"
Or you can run it on the 8 flows of forgetfulness.
(1) "What have you forced a Child to BE as a Parent in a past life?"
(2) "What has a Parent forced you to BE as a Child in this life?"
As with any process, at first the pc will give you all the obvious and trite answers off their case. Then they will give you that blank stare, 'Who me? I don't know what your talking about!' Then they will start answering the questions at a deeper level. Each time they run out of answers, go on to the next question. As you cycle around them, you will find they run deeper and deeper.
How do you know when to stop a particular process?
Well there are a number of stopping points. You and your pc can come to some agreement about it according to your experience.
1.) When the pc has confidently given you 3 answers in a row with out communication lag.
2.) When the process is no longer producing rise and fall of the Tone Arm (NOT the needle!) on the E-meter.
3.) When the pc has a win or a minor cognition.
4.) When the pc has a major cognition.
5.) When the pc has attained an Ability Regained.
6.) When the pc has gone exterior.
NEVER run a process beyond numbers 4, 5 or 6. Never run a process against a pc's will, or one that they are protesting utterly. Once they get some experience with winning in auditing, they will know when they are protesting to cop out, and when they are protesting because the process is turning into a grind.
Almost any process can be run to a small win, thus if it starts to grind just find out where the pc was last doing well with the process and rehabilitate the win and then end off.
A process can contain a whole battery of questions such as given above. You can run each question to where the pc gives your 3 answers in a row without comm lag. Then you go on to the next question. When all questions are flat in such a wise, you can stop the whole process. But usually the pc will run out of answers on a question, and you go to the next question and continue to do this to a big win.
THE THEORY OF OVERWHELM
The theory of overwhelm goes as follows. The being does something that they regret. They now need a justifier for it. If something was done to them prior that was bad enough, they will now use that motivator as a justification for what they did. They weren't thinking about the motivator when they committed their 'crime', but they are sure glad its there once they need it.
If they do not have something prior bad enough to justify what they did, they will wait until something is done to them that is bad enough to justify it, or they will provoke someone into acting against them so that they can have their motivator. Unfortunately such a motivator comes AFTER what they did so can never justify it. This creates the 'black hole' effect.
A being in need of a justifier will use anything that comes his way. The more horrible it is, THE MORE OVERWHELMING it is, the more he can claim that it served his victim right what he did EARLIER to his victim that he is feeling guilty about.
For example, there you are as a girl, and one day you have a romance with a boy. This boy loves you and is loyal like no other boy you have ever known. Just before you are set to get married, someone whispers in your ear that this boy has been unfaithful to you. Its a lie and you don't believe it, but a cold dark fear runs down your spine, and you call off the wedding and leave town and never tell the boy why. You were lacking some measure of personal courage.
The boy never finds out why you left him without a word and eventually he dies of a broken heart. Years later you finally have the courage to come back to visit him, but when you get into town people direct you to his grave.
On his tombstone it says 'Where ever you are, I love you forever...'.
Well where you are is THERE, and the regret that you feel, the error that you made, stay with you until the end of time.
It plays in the back of your mind when ever you have a new romance in your future lives.
Then one day you run into another man and you have a wonderful romance with him until one day he takes you home after dinner and rapes the hell out of you leaving you bloody and bruised.
Suddenly you no longer feel guilty about having blown that other boy off long ago because 'he deserved what he got because all men are bad.' You see how it goes?
The more of an overwhelm you pull in, the more you can forget how you have overwhelmed others. This is the justification side to overwhelm.
But there is another side. Ever since you left that boy 15 life times ago, the one who loved you so, you were totally confused about yourself for ever afterwards. You couldn't trust yourself any more. You didn't know if you would make the right decision if you ever again met Mr. Right.
The whisper in your ear had put a doubt in your mind, and a fear you could not shake. Thus the alloying of your courage and self confidence with self doubt led you to run away rather than confront the problem and find out the truth with certainty.
Was the boy a good person or a bad person?
Many lives later when you finally get raped by a bad person, you conclude 'all men are bad', and so you decide to NEVER MARRY. This means that you no longer have to worry about marrying anyone and hurting them with your indecision and flakiness. Thus your overwhelm acts as a restraint to prevent you from ever making the same kind of mistake again and hurting another person that loves you.
Since you feel you can't determine with certainty whether a person is a good person or bad person, its SAFER to just say that all men are bad and be done with it.
The thought of another boy dying of a broken heart over your indecision and lack of personal courage, is just too much to bear. Now you no longer have the problem because obviously 'all men are bad'.
So who in their right mind would marry a man?
This is the restraint side to overwhelm. It restrains you from doing wrong and hurting others.
The fixed idea 'all men are bad' is a service facsimile COMPUTATION, a 'safe solution' to your problem of flaking off on your lovers at the last moment. It helps you justify what you did, and restrain yourself from doing it again. YOU'RE NO GOOD and you know it. Thus you conclude 'all men are no good' because it keeps YOU from being bad and hurting Mr. Right should he ever come along again.
It's called a service facsimile computation, because as a computation that 'all men are bad', it will keep in chronic restimulation the facsimile of the incident where one guy was bad to you, namely the rape. Thus your body will hurt, you will bruise easily, you will be terrified of the dark and you will be just SURE that you are going to be raped at any moment. This will go on for lifetime after lifetime whenever you are a girl.
The computation that 'all men are bad' makes sure that the rape incident sticks to you thoroughly to remind you that 1.) it was ok to flake off on your lover long ago, and that 2.) you should never go near men again for THEIR OWN GOOD.
Then one life time you have a male body, but you still have the facsimile of being raped as a girl BY A BOY in full restimulation, and one day you go out of valence into the valence of the guy who raped you, and YOU RAPE A GIRL. In your mind it 'serves that girl right for being such a flake'. The computation becomes at this point, 'all girls are flakes.'
You would know. It comes from your own experience with yourself! A long ago forgotten and haunted FEMALE self.
Maybe some life times later you get sick of raping all these girls life after life and you become a decent boy. You fall in love with a beautiful girl who leaves you without a word on your wedding night. Twenty years later you die all alone of a broken heart.
So you see we have come full circle. By this time you probably think you live once and die once, and you have no clue about yourself as a girl and the guy YOU left in tears so long ago.
And you never get over your broken heart as a boy because you never got over the heart you broke as a girl.
Being a broken hearted boy is a final safe solution to having been a flaky girl.
Being a flaky girl was a problem to you, a very big problem. Of course being a broken hearted boy is also a problem to you. But being a victim is far safer and preferable than being the one who did wrong.
So you will go on life after life being a broken hearted boy. It's so cozy compared to the alternative. You will complain endlessly about girls, about how you don't understand them, about how they don't care, about how they always leave you. And you will always make VERY SURE you only go out with girls that do leave you!
So as an auditor you ask them "What the hell have you done AS a girl?!"
And they will say, "Who me? I've never been a girl!"
Right. You can know them by their mope.
People have a lot of this stuff confused with KARMA. A long time ago there was an implant that said 'If you do wrong, you will just get it right back.' It was basically a GOAL to have this happen and thetans bought into it hook line and sinker.
You can't ever really make a thetan DO anything, you can't make him have a body or be a slave. You can however give him a GOAL to be a body or be a slave and attach some aesthetic to it to make it attractive. Then the thetan will do what ever you want him to do.
Thus one enslaves or imprisons a thetan by giving him goals to be so abused and making them pretty and attractive, and that is the only way to hold him. He holds himself. The suffering is just all too beautiful to give up.
This karma implant has caused no end of confusion down the line as people have tried and failed to understand why bad things happen to them and why people's reactions to these things are so crazy.
The basic error in the implant is the idea that bad things happen to you BECAUSE you have done wrong or feel guilty. The truth is, there is no CAUSATION in it. Bad things merely happen. However there IS something that you will need to understand thoroughly if you want to help your preclears over their trauma.
Take the girl in the above example. She ran away from her lover who pined away and died of a broken heart wondering why the one girl he had ever loved left him without even a good bye. The guy died alone, never knowing the girl still loved him. She left him because she did not TRUST HERSELF because of the person who whispered strange evil nothings in her ear, the THIRD PARTY who put doubt in her mind as to who her friends were.
Now this girl finds out long after her lover is dead and buried what she has done, and she goes into a horror and regret about herself the magnitude of which is probably unimaginable to those who have not does this to themselves. This regret will follow her to the end of time.
In desperation she will look for a justifier for her actions, a justifier either before or after her act. All thetans have this flaw, no thetan can stand up alone to the supreme regret of an unconfessed dashed love. Those who think they can are lying to themselves and already haven't.
Many life times later, when she gets raped, she finds the justifier she has been quietly praying for, for so many lives.
So here is where we must get straight on the subject of Karma. She did not get raped BECAUSE she needed a justifier. Bad things happen. Period. She may have never gotten her justifier. But then she would have been unhappy to the end of time. Guilt is that way.
But boy was she relieved when she did get raped, because now she could blame all her 'troubles' on men rather than confess the damage she had wrought to her lover with her shallow and shortsighted heart.
If someone gets raped and they have never done anything themselves that REMAINS REGRETTED AND UNCONFESSED in this or prior lives, it won't stick to them. They get over it. Lesson learned. They chalk it up to experience. But if they NEED that rape as a justifier, watch out. They will NEVER get over it and although they will scream bloody murder to the end of time, inside they will feel guilty and dirty.
THEY were raped, and THEY feel GUILTY. Strange eh?
Well now you know why.
You needn't bother telling people about this who are in this state of mind because they don't want to know. But if perchance they do want to know, the way you run it out is this.
"What does being raped justify?" "What does being raped restrain?"
Run these two questions until you have a clean slate again and a resolution of the original problem the person had that made them need the rape as a justifier and a restraint.
Again I would emphasize that they didn't get raped BECAUSE they needed a justifier, but boy did they have a good use for it when it came along.
People do not get raped because they are guilty. Bad things happen. Just note some people are praying for something to happen to them to relieve the unconfessed burden of regret they carry along with them.
It's how they handle the rape after it happens that lets you know whether they had a use for it or not.
An awful lot of self righteous people are going to blow a fuse over this material. I am sorry there is nothing I can do about it.
Have you ever had something really bad done to you and all you could feel was guilty? The guilt is for something lost in your long ago, and in fact is a corridor back into the past life you probably most need to look at, at that time to regain your composure.
You can face what others do to you with unbelievable equanimity and aplomb, almost God like serenity, as long as you yourself have a clean heart. One dark corner though, one skeleton in your closet, and everything everyone does to you becomes a nightmare, a reason for revenge.
There are lots of girls who have been raped in this life without having raped others as a man in a past life.
There are lots of men who rape in this life without having been raped as a girl in a past life.
However SOME girls who were raped in this life, raped others as men in a past life. That's their DED prior to the DEDEX in this life.
Just so, SOME men who rape in this life, were raped as a girl in a past life. That's their MOTIVATOR prior to the OVERT in this life.
You gotta know this when you go to audit these people to help them out of their trauma (overwhelm) or compulsive misdeeds.
You are never going to get some guy to give up raping girls in this life if he is sitting in a life as a girl where he was gang banged and hung out to dry for the bugs to eat.
You are never going to get some girl to give up her bitterness for being raped in this life, if she is sitting in a life where she took part as a male in that same gang bang.
People CAN be helped over their trauma and misdeeds, but you gotta get the whole story or it just won't erase.
If it does erase, it will be GONE. The being will feel brand new, like it never happened. Except of course for the clear analytical memory remaining of the incident and what wisdom they may have gleaned from the fact.
But it will be analytical, they won't feel IMPURE about it. They won't be RUINED by it anymore. Things will be perfect and GOOD again. And a sense of willingness, wonder and beauty about life will be returned INCLUDING THE RAPE. Their concept of what life is about will have also expanded a tad.
For those still screaming mad about DEDEX's in this life, get their DEDS in past lives.
For those hell bent on committing OVERTS in this life, get their MOTIVATORS in past lives.
You will win every time.
Just remember the valence switch. The girl who perpetually hates men for hurting her in this life, WAS A MAN who hurt girls in a past life, regretted it and then justified it when it came back at her in this life.
The boy who perpetually hates women for hurting him in this life, WAS A WOMAN who hurt boys in a past life, regretted it and then justified it when it came back at him in this life.
It's real easy to spot. Find out who they are fuming about and reverse it around. Use an E-meter if you have doubts. Just get the
OVERT - REGRET - REFUSED REGRET - JUSTIFICATION
cycle off the thing.
The screwy question you gotta ask them is,
"How does being hurt as a girl by a boy in this life justify or make you feel better about having hurt a girl as a boy in a past life?"
"How does being hurt as a boy by a girl in this life justify or make you feel better about having hurt a boy as a girl in a past life?"
Between Parent and Child it's,
"How does being hurt by a Parent as a Child in this life justify or make you feel better about having hurt a Child as a Parent in a past life?"
It's screwy as hell, but people are doing this and calling it their lives.
Thus when you find a being in a high state of overwhelm you know that what ever is wrong with them is acting both as a justification for what they did not confess long ago, and as a restraint to make sure they never make the same mistake again.
Overwhelms, once they happen and the being glues them to himself, POKE THE BEING, and so act to motivate the being to dramatize the villains in them and continue to hurt others more. Thus the being not only uses the overwhelm to justify what he did BEFORE he received the overwhelm, he will also use it to justify going on a continuous rampage for the rest of time.
If she was raped by a boy as a girl, she will go on a rampage against boys.
The STRANGE thing is, she in her next life AS A BOY will go on a rampage about girls raping them on and on.
The being will alternate between being restrained and subdued, and being murderously crazy both as a girl and as a boy.
One can audit this very directly.
"What does being overwhelmed justify you being, doing or having?" "What does being overwhelmed justify you NOT being, doing or having?" "What does being overwhelmed restrain you from being, doing or having?" "What does being overwhelmed restrain you from NOT being, doing or or having?"
((These are multiple questions, I would break them up into single questions.
"What does being overwhelmed justify you being?" "What does being overwhelmed justify you doing?" "What does being overwhelmed justify you having?" etc.))
Or more brutally,
"What does being overwhelmed justify?" "What does being overwhelmed restrain?"
If your pc does not grok "overwhelmed" you can run,
"What does overwhelmed mean?"
until they get a very good personal reality on what THEY mean by being overwhelmed.
You can also list out using an E-meter a question like,
"What is overwhelming you?"
They will list out things like death, loneliness, no comm lines, being in a body, etc. Pick out the one that reads the most when they say it, or the one they are the most interested in and run it as above. For example, say "no communication lines as a child" reads the most or is the most on the pc"s mind. You would run,
"What does 'having no comm lines as a child' justify?" "What does 'having no comm lines as a child' restrain?"
If you need to you can fill out the sentence to,
"What does 'no comm lines' justify you being, doing or having?" "What does 'no comm lines' restrain you from being, doing or having?"
Word the item in the shortest way possible that makes the pc happy. Make sure the pc understands the question too!
When that process is flat or taken to a win, pick up the next reading item on the pc"s overwhelm list and run it if the pc is still interested in it. The pc may come up with new items as their idea of overwhelm changes, and their overwhelms as-is.
Of course a very direct approach is also possible.
"How have you been overwhelmed?" "How have you overwhelmed others?"
"How are you being overwhelmed?" "How are you overwhelming or trying to overwhelm others?"
"How will you be overwhelmed?" "How will you overwhelm or try to overwhelm others?" etc.
If the 8 flows of forgetfulness drive you crazy you can shorten it to,
"How could a Parent overwhelm a Child?" "How could a Child overwhelm a Parent?"
"What overwhelm is there?" (assumes all flows).
If your pc wants to run higher material, earlier than bodies, you can use,
"How could another overwhelm you?" "How could you overwhelm another?"
However I think you will find they eventually come back to Mother and Son, or Father and Daughter or some such thing. It really does need to be handled, being at the end of a very long chain of glare fights and doing people in.
One last thing. Don't expect to vanish every overwhelm the pc has just by running it on these processes. Most people are not even up to recognizing that they are overwhelmed, and when they are they will usually be concentrating on their human overwhelms, and not their OT overwhelms.
Also remember that overwhelms are a SAFE SOLUTION to a being, thus in a way they are NOT overwhelms to him because they protect him from greater overwhelms, or so he thinks. Thus when you list for your pc's overwhelms, he may list really theetie wheetie material, skirting the obvious issues of his life. You should run what he gives you. His idea of what an overwhelm is will change, especially once he sees that he is using them to protect himself.
If you as an auditor just bluntly remind the pc that he left his 2 inch thick eyeglasses off his overwhelm list, he will probably say back to you "Oh no, that's not an overwhelm, that's SAVING MY ASS!"
Sure it is. You can try and talk him out of it, but you will just ARC Break your pc because he can't see far enough down the road to know you are right. Eventually he will come around and want to run it and he will see you were right all along. Avoid telling him "I told you so!"
You have the right as an auditor to not audit someone if they are too theetie wheetie, that's just another form of inaccessibility and there are plenty of worthwhile people just screaming for good auditing who can admit their deceits.
Run each overwhelm item to a win or until flat. If you do this thoroughly the pc will start to gain a new consciousness about overwhelm and will begin to respond to life in a new way. He won't be as prone to solving his problems and guilts by being overwhelmed! And when he does he will at least know he is doing it. At the very least you will have increased his awareness of responsibility for being overwhelmed. This will start a slow climb upwards, rather than a persistent sinking downwards.
It is possible to produce spectacular case gain, or tremendous emotional releases during a session, but sometimes, the case gain that comes from a session is very quiet and happens during the days after the session is over.
Sure, case gain is being able to get out of your body and fly off to the Van Allen Belts, but case gain is also being able to work with your boss for an hour and find some peace at the end of it rather than sea sickness. It's actually quite a joy to be able to work and not find yourself lower at the end of a day.
Case gain is also not getting enturbulated by the craziness AND OVERWHELMS of others, and being able to see and hold onto the hope and knowledge that people really can be helped.
If you run overwhelm thoroughly enough on a pc who is ready for it with lots of earlier auditing, you will eventually come up to handling OT III which is everyone ELSE's overwhelm including all those pesky Body Thetans nobody believes in. OT III is such a long process only because you have to audit everyone else out of THEIR overwhelm! At least those who are bugging you.
So you had better be a good auditor. It starts with yourself, your parents, your wife and children, your friends and those who you work with during the day. It also starts with a thorough and unshakable understanding of HELP, CONTROL, COMMUNICATION, INTEREST and HAVINGNESS.
The end result is worth it, Freedom from Overwhelm and Awareness of Self as an Immortal Being, not to mention return of powers to act on your own determinism. You might even get to chose your next life and parents if you do it right.
There are a lot of present day OT's who will want good parents in their immediate next life. THEY are up to choosing their parents. Are you up to providing them the home and safe space they so desire? Do you want an OT child?
Where are all the Old Timers going to go in the next 10 to 20 years for Parents?
When it comes time for you to be OT and choose your next parents, will there BE any parents you will want to have? Or will the planet be a Zombie Zone, a worthless wasteland of arrogant zombies and sniveling cowards?
Well if you want people out there who can help you as a child when you come back you had better put them there by helping them first as a parent NOW, while you can.
The technology is available to do this.
You know helping people is not a matter of doing something strange to them, something new or alien or dangerous. People have help mixed up with Chemistry or Magic, or something a Doctor dispenses from his Black Magic Bag. This comes from a childhood time when the only help there was was being saved by an aspirin or a drug and never knowing why it worked.
You know people think that help means only helping someone who is down and out, someone who is DAMAGED, helping them to recover their functionality in life. Yes this is help, but people also help each other during the normal course of day to day action, any cooperation at all is just people working in tandem 'helping' each other play the game. Help doesn't always mean help from DAMAGE.
Help is any form of cooperation.
Help is really any cooperative CO-ACTION. People were doing just fine acting together and helping each other in the dance of life, until they got screwed up on the MOTIVATOR-OVERT and DED-DEDEX sequences. In other words helping by harming, at first accidentally, and then on purpose. The resulting regret, withholds and NO ACTION put a permanent damper on their production and joy in life.
Thus believe it or not, helping people consists mainly of rehabilitating their ability to help people! This may sound idiotic and circular, but really auditing is just the action of getting people back into the swing of life and willing to interact again and 'help' each other in the normal course of action without the fear of hurting each other and getting into uncontrollable angers, regrets, withholds and self-restraint.
The idea that being 'mortal' and stuck in a body are the result of efforts to help gone awry may stretch your imagination, but it is none the less true. Thus one can regain one's status as an Eternal Being by auditing help and its demise.
"How did becoming mortal help anyone?"
Help comes naturally to people who are on their Basic Purposes and have people to team up with. There is unhappiness in life because there are no more teams and no more goals, and people are full of safe solutions like forgetting their pasts and thinking they live only once. Not to mention exile, imprisonment, enslavement and entombment.
Thus help is not magic, it is not medicine, it is not chemistry, it is not witchcraft or a sorcerer's spell. It is not doing something arcane, mysterious, alien, strange or specialized that only the learned can know how to do.
Help is only getting people to look at, and re-evaluate how they have tried to help each other in the past, and the short sightedness of their solutions and the ultimate abandonment, entombment and demise that it led to.
The whole world we are stuck in, the whole mess, is merely the result of all the wrong turns we took on the road to helping each other survive as Immortal Beings!
This is the message of Scientology. There IS NO MAGIC but the magic of one's own Spiritual and Eternal Sovereignty. THAT's the weird stuff.
HELP is as humble as apple pie. One helps people by helping them RESTORE the help and co action they were indulging in before you ever came along. You do this by gleaning the confession, by relieving people of the burden of undischarged anger, regret and grief and sending them on their way.
The result is humor, joy and peace. And LOTS of ACTION.
And a stunning self confidence that would make you smile as wide as the sky.
But that's not the magic of Scientology, that's the magic of YOU.
Scientology is just the codification of the obvious way to help people after it all went wrong. Remember it went wrong on PURPOSE. You can't hand a thetan any condition without selling him a pretty goal to have that condition.
Making a mess was just another pretty goal the thetan bought or made for himself.
Fortunately the thetan also bought the goal to CLEAN IT ALL UP, in order to guarantee himself a way out.
But the magic, the mystery of it all, the chemistry if you wish, is not in the help that we use to clean it all up, but lies in the fact that we are all here in the first place with this game to play, this love to give, and this incredible experience to share with each other.
For where else could we have come back from the bottom of Hell, and live to tell the tale?