Some of my readers are ex-staff members who are now getting auditing from Independent Scientologists. From the questions I am getting it appears that some received very little auditing that would produce case gain while on staff and as a result they have never been well set up to be “in session”.Based on recent reports I have read, the Sec Checks some received while in thew church were wildly non-standard and were designed to cave the person in rather than to get meaningful data. As a result, some staff members may have less reality on real auditing than public just off the street even though the staff members spent years in scientology.
Furthermore staff members have often gone in session with out body rudiments just so that they could actually get some needed auditing.
With this kind of background, a former staff member should take the time to learn about sessionability and how auditing is really supposed to work before he goes in session. Your auditor is going to work with you as he is motivated to see that you get case gain, but you as a PC need to take responsibility for getting case gain also.
Just because you have found a great auditor who grants beingness and really knows his stuff, don’t expect that the auditing is going to fly on its own.
All the auditor is doing in a session is coaxing you to look. Auditor and PC need to be in very close communication for the PC to handle charged areas. You are the guy doing the heavy lifting and you need to have an auditor that you trust. If there is a lack of trust for any reason, auditing will not occur. If you have not been completely open with your auditor, auditing will probably not occur.
You can be eager to get auditing and have great ARC with your auditor but there may be things going on in your universe that you have not thought to mention. There are a million things that can prevent gains and they are not all obvious to you, the preclear. Here are just a few:
Is there something that you want handled that is not being addressed? Do you have considerations about auditing that you aren’t able to discuss? Do you have expectations from auditing that you have never shared with your auditor?
If there are things that you are not willing to talk to the auditor about, that will create a huge barrier to getting gains in session.
If you are taking medicines that prevent you from seeing mental image pictures, you will struggle in session even with the best available auditors.
If you are not getting enough sleep, you may still be able to function and work, but you will have a hard time finding things in auditing.
If you have handled all that I have mentioned and things are not going as YOU EXPECTED, you need to speak up and get a metered interview. A metered DofP interview might cast light on what is going on.
Auditing is not a matter of going on hoping. An auditor and the CS must get information from the Preclear when things are going slowly.
There are many ways to clean things up and get you winning in session. Metered interviews and correction lists are among the tools that are used to find out what is creating a problem for the preclear.
As a PC, I did not run well in life repair at all until someone ran me on a special correction list and blew my case apart. After that, I was able to get wins in every auditing session.
If your auditing is not going well, talk to your auditor and make sure that you tell him or her everything that is on your mind. After years of auditing at every level on the Grade Chart, I have certainty that you will resolve any issues if you work with your auditor and CS and ARE COMPLETELY OPEN WITH THEM.
By being completely open, I mean that any consideration you have about the auditor needs to be communicated also. If the auditor’s TRs are out so that you have to be careful what you say, you will not make case gain. If the auditor’s appearance or actions causes any negative reaction in you, it will cause a problem in your auditing.
Auditing is for you and you need to be fully in session to get the gains expected.
I have audited hundreds of PCs and no two were the same. Almost every one of them had gains beyond their wildest expectations. The technology is that good.
The only PCs that ever had difficulty getting gains were doing things that they never told anyone about BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T THINK IT MATTERED. These things were so suppressed and so justified that they didn’t register on the meter. The other area that can cause trouble is if you do not really understand what the auditor is doing and what the commands mean.
Remember this, all the auditor is doing in a session is coaxing you to look.
You need to know what to look for and how to communicate what you are seeing.
There is a definition you should study and make sure that you fully understand it:
IN SESSION: interested in own case and willing to talk to the auditor. Both need to be in for success as a PC.