If we could overcome the obstacles to being sessionable, the sessions were often like living lightning. The auditing room would reverberate with peals of laughter as items were found and discharged. Sometimes it would take only a single right indication and the session would for all intents and purposes be over.
Staff PCs often had so many things on suppress that a single question could create a torrent of originations and realizations. It was like watching a dam breaking. In these situations, the staff members would leave the auditing room with faces all pink and shining.
I realized the value of staff members from my very first day in a mission. I also saw that they delivered far more than they received in turn. These were beings who understood Condition 4 of Exchange.
Once I became a Class IV auditor, I volunteered to audit staff at various orgs. It was some of the most rewarding work I have ever done as a public scientologist.
It was then that I discovered how difficult it is to find a sessionable staff member. The big barriers ranged from insufficient sleep, no breakfast, a major crisis put on hold while the staff member is in session, and huge upsets of long duration that are being tightly suppressed so that there is no sign of case on post.
Auditing may be a third Dynamic activity, but it is a First Dynamic enhancement. Some individuals and organizations squash the First Dynamic out of sight in their efforts to make a better world. There are Eight Dynamics and the person or organization which denies that will fail over time.
I am struck by the number of senior staff members who speak out against the outrages committed by the church and in the process will mention almost casually, “Well, OT VII did nothing for me!” or “I didn’t see any change from OT III”.
These are not downstats, these are top executives who never got the idea that auditing should produce results.
Read almost any of the graphic tales of people who have overcome their fears and have left the church. Somewhere in almost every tale will be a comment that they really didn’t get much from auditing like it was a given fact of life or something. THIS IS A GLARING OUTPOINT!
Scientology works when applied standardly.
We are seeing OTs who have not experienced case gain but went on with their duties anyway, until they woke up to the fact that something was wrong. Perhaps they were so used to putting the organization first that they couldn’t justify the time to put their life rudiments in before session.
Auditing is not like pulling up to filling station. You cannot think of it as:
“Fill ‘er up! I’ve only got twenty minutes before the Flag Mission arrives.”
One of my priorities in setting up a practice as an independent scientologist is to contact and salvage former staff wherever possible because I think they are the key to the future expansion of scientology as it should be.
They are good beings and deserve to be rehabilitated.