The Church of Scientology is in one aspect similar to the ordinary Christian Church and other churches. The Religious Philosophy is dead.
Religious Philosophy and Practice
All religions used to have a religious philosophy and a religious practice. Most have deteriorated to only a religious practice which has further deteriorated into worshipping of some symbols. Like Jesus of Nazareth and Ron Hubbard, even though they both said they did -not- want to be worshipped.
Ron Hubbard said that he is not a God, but that he happened to be in the right place at the right time. Jezus might have thought he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, I don't remember him commenting on that.
I know that many left The Church of Scientology because they felt that there was no living (religious) philosophy. Philosophy means 'love of wisdom'. Love only exists as long as there is motion. It has to be created. Contribution is needed, if you are not allowed to contribute, love dies pretty quick. Then you die.
You live as you think
Outside the Church you find that people are very creative philosophically. All living people have some kind of philosophy by which they live. If they want to live better and increase their own life quality, then they have to be creative and get more wisdom or useful knowledge.
In A.L.F. (Academy of Living Philosophy) we have found that we can only help others increase their life quality if we do it ourselves. We have to study philosophy and test it - does it work? Will it help increase life quality? Can we build technical application on this philosophy?
The first thing we experienced was a better understanding of ARC. What lies behind affinity, reality and communication. We thought we knew all about it. From courses in communication run in businesses we learned to stress that communication takes attention, reality comes from interest and affinity is based on honesty.
Spirit and Will
The last thing we have learned is, that if you are not honest but deny yourself or your feelings, then you create bank. Denying feelings kills will and leads to suppression. Will is part of you as well as spirit. They are two different things. Will has intuition and feelings.
This leads us closer to ourselves, to more understanding. But understanding of self is also ARC with self. It is composed of self- confidence, self-knowledge and the inner dialog (between spirit, will, mind and body). Applying this means: "Love yourself, know yourself and feel yourself".
These become (under suppression) hating oneself, self-deception and self-denial, and -bingo-, there is a whole new way of handling PTS- ness. Finding and handling own denial one can re-connect to the terminal one has considered 'suppressive', and dis-connect from his/her/it's out-of-ARC with self, denial of will. This way you can handle your situation fully and get back the power you give to the 'denial spirits', be yourself again and improve your life quality.
The book "Right use of Will" (received by Ceanne DeRohan, published by Four Winds Publications, Sante Fe) explains this. It's tough to read sometimes, but it has a way to fully handle whatever is in your way to become what has been called OT. And the beauty of it all is, that it fit's like hand in glove with Ron's philosophy.
By studying this book we have learned how to develop philosophy and see new ways of applying Ron's philosophy. He taught us the first steps and a lot of basics. With these we can go further. And we come back to the beauty in his simple basics.
Ron's philosophy continued
In our center we do acknowledge Ron's philosophy and we also go new ways and develop and refine. We deliver auditing in all aspects, courses and work-shops and have regular lectures. We enjoy so much to work with others, to lean from them and to share what we know.
We do not feel that we can develop the philosophy alone. Alone we stagnate. We need each others like sparring partners and play mates. If you want to play, then you are welcome.
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