The fact is that a person allies his control with things when he becomes anxious about his own ability to control.
Alliance of control is the third thing that happens after identification with an object and moving out of position.
The first thing that got him into difficulty, but it also got him into a game, was to identify himself with an object. The next thing that gave him difficulty was moving aside from a blow of sort against that object or a communication to the object. Then he had a problem about the object because he isn't occupying it [as locus of] central control.
Now he was already using the object to help him control others, so we get the third condition: He now has to have this object to control things because he isn't where he is. He is no longer where he is, so now he has to use the thing, and he also uses the engram of the blow. He is now allying his control.
The first thing, he identifies with an object. The second thing, he moves aside from his actual position and has a problem. And the third, allies his control with other factors in order to control things (to start, change, and stop things). So that gives you a process that works like this.
"Look around here and tell me something with which you could ally your control."
The only thing you are trying to do in processing is to get rid of obsessions and unknownesses, and bailing out of old games conditions. To give you an idea of this, let's say he belongs to your club. Now he has been some trouble to you. He scrambled up the last elections and so forth. And this club actually controls a certain political sector of some kind or another. He has allied his control with the club because he himself couldn't control. He will be upsetting to the club. He is using the club, the club doesn't you him.
You would think, offhand, that if you ran this out then he would immediately say, "Well, I don't need the club anymore, and I will now leave the club." No, this is not in actuality what happens. He is restored to the feeling of having a game, independently controls, and is capable of controlling things. He also now assists the club to control things. So the club is then richer to the degree that he is.