How much can be done under the justification that “it’s the greatest good for the greatest number?” What scale of destruction and mindlessness can be wrought from knowing that you will “make it go right”?
Policy on disconnection may be the one policy more than any other that brings Scientology down. The effects of this one policy are enormous, creating huge ARC breaks everywhere, splitting up families, friendships and creating such pain and resentment that the reach of Scientology is drastically shortened with the public perception of Scientology ranging from wacky cult to evil and dangerous scam. My mind boggles that LRH should ever have contemplated it’s writing in the first instance.
I personally feel that “handle or disconnect” from the ethics book should read simply “don’t feed the trolls.” Simply remaining present and open whilst not responding gives pause enough for everything to move and change. The author Eckhart Tolle talks about this passive and flexible approach to conflict and suppression in his book, The Power of Now.
“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
You see there is no such thing as disconnection because there is no such thing as “no communication.” By disconnecting you are sending a loud and clear message, and the nature of that communication creates a motivator. Disconnection is an overt act which creates motivators which pulls in more trouble. The person you are disconnecting from gets upset that you have disconnected and in disconnecting you are basically invalidating their ARC for you.
Disconnection = you are not important, you are dangerous, you are an SP, go away! All of which are absolutes and this stems from a philosophy that teaches there are no absolutes!!!???
Another question I have is how can a Scientologist, deeply trained and knowledgeable of the tech, and having conceptual understanding of the world from the point of view of the tech, allow themselves to commit the overt of disconnection? Every Scientologist has experienced disconnection I am sure, possibly on both sides. I have, and I ask myself this as I ask it of you: what was it that allowed you to not notice the overt and do it anyway? Did you really believe that the person you disconnected from was now evil? Did you do it because you feared losing the access to the bridge? Or, despite knowing the tech, did you actually think it was the correct action across the dynamics? Was there “just cause” to justify the harm you were creating?
Upon reflection, every mistake I have ever made in life has been to disconnect. Every time I have had to handle it at some point even if it is many years later in session. There is no “disconnect.” Handle or bury you head in the sand is the truth of it. If people are attacking, you let them. They will get tired of it in the end and stop when they see they are having no effect.
If folk are upsetting you, learn what it is you are upset about and handle that. Don’t bother handling a person, handle your reaction to the person, otherwise you will forever be going around to the neighbour’s house shouting them to turn the music down. Never allow another to control who you can and cannot communicate with. LRH said “We are alive as we communicate”. Disconnection is actually killing Scientologists and Scientology, shortening reach and cutting comm.
Disconnection encourages unconsciousness. Remember, for most Scientologists who are banned from looking at the internet freely, this renders them unconscious to the internet, and therefore is an analogue the reactive mind. For folk who can look freely and take part within the free flow of information, the internet is nourishing and healthy, it is a conscious mind and a collective hive of life.
This censorship of the internet to Scientologists is part of a culture of barriers and distinctions that label this and that. PTS/SP tech is seriously flawed to the point of uselessness. Applying it has pushed the person into more PTSness, shorter reach and greater vulnerability. Look at the state of the Co$ and see the end result of the application of PTS/SP tech.
What has allowed this is a Scientologist’s greatest weakness, which is this total faith in LRH and later, in COB. This is not a critique of LRH but it is to highlight the utter blindness around how he is regarded, and how exploitable that has become.
I feel you should never blindly respect a leader. If you follow a leader you are creating in their game at the expense of your own. History is full of leaders destroying people for their own ends and justifications. Evaluate and walk along side by all means, contributing from a position of consent and awareness, but do not follow. There is no need to follow anything but your own knowingness. It is possible to be individuals working together.