Recent Thoughts about Integrity

•11 J 2009 • 5 Comments

Recent Thoughts about Integrity: Integrity and one’s Body

The first article in this blog, about Integrity, was actually written some ten years or more ago, in the late 1990’s. Time has brought further understandings on the subject, one of which is that Life is very much to do with the Making of Mistakes and the learning therefrom. Although the article described integrity as something dynamic, it is in reality extremely dynamic and perhaps beyond description in mere words. Maturity brings with it developments in outlook…..Integrity is the living of life; for the living of life no words can substitute.

Another understanding that some years of living has brought about is that the old scientology tradition which holds that the body is an unworthy companion for any self-respecting spiritual being is very unworkable. In the old days, we prided ourselves on not being ‘at the effect of” a body. We got a cold. “Oh, it’s just the BODY,” we would say, half-apologizing for its silliness, for our permitting a mere body to distract us spiritual giants.

In the last couple of years I have read some books that have opened my eyes to my responsibility for my body. The first one is “The Biology of Belief” (Bruce H. Lipton), in which the author states his discovery of the fact that every cell in the body has its own brain. The brain is in touch with what is within the cell and with what is in the cell’s environment. There is a lot more in the book; what it left me with is the realization that the cell and its brain are aware of what is going on, and how what is going on affects the survival of the cell. The cells respond to what they perceive; they work to preserve and increase their chances of survival. The cells and their brains, in other words, are interested in survival; loss of survival is painful for them while increase in survival potential bring them pleasure and happiness. Each cell parallels the urge in the whole body for Survival, and the whole body looks for Survival because every body cell does too.

My realization about my cells and their sensitivity awoke me to the fact that it is I who put food and drink in my mouth, I who choose to live in the atmosphere I breathe, I who put things on my skin (to have things absorbed through the skin), and I who put myself near sources of electro-magnetic and other kinds of radiation. It is also I who put my body in harm’s way or in healthy ways. Is it not good that I conduct myself always in such a way that produces health and happiness for all of my cells? I see no argument against that proposition.

Another book that opened my eyes to the importance to me of the health and happiness of the cells of my body is “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” (Dr. Amen). This author demonstrates by use of photos of images obtained by a scanner of human brains that brains are physically damaged by certain life-styles (read: “substances”) and illnesses. The images show brains with HOLES in them where brain should be. Much of what this doctor has found in examining brain images of thousands of people is that when certain parts of the brain are either missing or are over-excited, corresponding patterns of behaviour manifest, invariably. Thus, for example, when one certain brain part is over-excited or inflamed, the person will always manifest hostility and aggression. The same goes for other psychiatric conditions. [The author is a psychiatrist.]

This seemingly proven body of data demonstrates to me that my or anyone’s thoughts, feelings, emotions, urges, can originate with the brain itself when the cells of the brain are either destroyed or are inflamed by chemical imbalances that either deny the cells the chemicals they need to survive on, or give the cells chemicals they do not need and which destroy their survival.

I have an as yet unresolved question: at what point do the thoughts and feelings of the spiritual entity that is Me separate out from those that emanate from the brain and perhaps other places in the body?

I think we have yet to determine what difference this is going to make to the action of auditing, since much of auditing is directed towards the resolution of such things as hostility, aggression, and other manifestations which clearly can originate in the cells, such as depression, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, mental fog and confusion, and so on.

The third and last book that I want to reference here is “The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First,” by Dr. Mark Hyman. This book cites numerous studies connecting bodily ill-health with mental and emotional difficulties including even dementia and autism, depression, lack of drive, and so on. The author gives means for one to guage his or her needs in the seven basic health modalities he feels are vital, and to address those needs either on one’s own (through diet, supplements, herbs, exercise, relaxation) or with the help of a doctor trained to address the whole body.

Given that so many people are causing so much trouble all over the world by reason of hostility, urges to fight and to destroy, to undermine overtly and covertly, to manifest depression and dementia, and to spread all these mental impairments through war, through arms sales, through the sowing of dissension with governments and between nations, through the spreading of drugs, illnesses, and the use of crime at all levels, it is time that we all learned to take responsibility for every single one of the three trillion and more cells in our bodies — especially the cells in our brains — and took steps to require others to take similar responsibility for themselves.

We do have individuals in the world who are enflamed passionately about injustices they and their brothers and sisters endure or have had to endure, sometimes for centuries. There have been very gross injustices inflicted on societies in the names of Civilization and Progress. These injustices inspire appropriate and authentic protest. To how much of that legitimate protest is added the energies of men who are enslaved by brain cells that absolutely demand the expression of hatred, hostility, aggression, destruction, and passionate opposition for the sake of the manifestation itself of these emotions, and have nothing to do with principle, justice, fairness, and integrity?

May we as Mankind wake up before the diseased brain cells take over the world. Please.

The Kingdom of Hubbard

•10 J 2009 • 2 Comments



While I continue to revere what I see as the best in the work of L. Ron Hubbard, my own personal quest for truth compels me to acknowledge that although LRH threw open a door that had remained closed for eons, he did not forthrightly go through the door, but  indeed stood back. I have written about this before, describing it in terms of LRH’s unwillingness to address fully the question of the Eighth Dynamic. He opened a door towards the fulfillment of ARC and KRC on all dynamics, but stepped back from that door in order to focus on his own First Dynamic. And his focus on the First Dynamic was aberrant: what he chose to focus on was a false or inverted First Dynamic, something he had to protect, to build up with force, something that used proud, arrogant, brute violence to overcome his perceived and beloved ‘opposition,’ something that began again to covet the power of authority, the acclaim of slaves, and the glitter of gold. It is very possible that this false First Dynamic is also, or points to, an inverted Eighth. I consider that this false First Dynamic of his came with him into this lifetime, has been with him for many lifetimes, and will remain with him until he submits himself to his own ethics and integrity. When he does come to submit himself thus, we must be gentle with him; his personal shame may be overwhelming. We must surely be supremely grateful that he was able to be exterior to that falseness as long as he was.

In order to illustrate further this contrast between what he almost achieved and what he spurned in favour of his own untruth, I would like to show how his basic achievements firstly follow in very holy footsteps and, secondly, have taken the universal and eternal quest for Truth a huge step forward. I will state again and again that in this universal and eternal quest for Truth, he has proved himself to be a giant amongst giants.

I propose to take some words that have come to us from some of those old giants of the universal and eternal quest, and to show their connection with aspects of the technology that LRH developed—or more exactly, with the Axioms of Scientology as they form the basis of the technology he developed (and may have developed with substantial help from others, from time to time). I apologize in advance for any offense caused to a lover of one sacred tradition or other which I will not mention here. I know well that in every sacred tradition there are great wisdoms which could illustrate what I am after as well as the passages I have chosen. I am limited by considerations of time and space—and by lack of scholarship.

A Selection from the Beatitudes

A ‘beatitude’ is a statement or ascription of supreme blessedness or of supreme enlightenment in a degree of bliss; in Scientology terms it would be the highest degree of ARC and KRC possible.

The Beatitudes is a series of such statements given by Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount. Although no words of Christ have come to us first-hand, only by third-party transcription from memory ( we have to suppose), these Beatitudes have such a ring of undeniable authenticity and spiritual authority that I feel we must accept them as having come directly from a giant, and from no third party. I approach these words not as a committed and involved Christian per se, but independently (to the extent I am able) of any and all dogma or established structure. There is in my opinion only one temple suitable for the celebration of such men as Christ, and that is the individual untrammeled heart acting out in the individual’s life.

The first Beatitude states: “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

The statement gives me a bit of a problem with regard to the word ‘poor.’ I would like to know more about the word it translates. However, it is not difficult to figure out that the ‘poor in spirit’ have to be those who have no spiritual pretensions of any kind, who are not pretending to be something greater or different than what they are, having self-respect grounded in truth and reality, not in fancy or ambition. In other words, they are deeply honest and thus open to communication and to enlightenment.

What can the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ be? To me, the kingdom of heaven is whatever the truth is for you as you embrace, not some other’s truth, but your very own. It doesn’t matter to me if your truth is tiny in the scheme of things, or eternal and universal. If it’s truth you arrive at or which reveals itself to you because you are ready for it, it’s the kingdom of heaven. When you live it out in life, when you share it with others, you are living and sharing your kingdom of heaven; when we all do this, we all live in that kingdom together.

In auditing, we could call it a cognition, a release, a new level of awareness or of being, a win of any kind—small or huge. All these things come about because the practitioner successfully ran some process, derived from the Axioms of Scientology, to help the client either to remove from his or her consciousness some unwanted and unhelpful mechanisms, or to regain control of some innate but hitherto unproductive or inhibited ability. In other words, the practitioner helps the client move closer to his or her very own truth, or to restore his or her own purity of being, closer to beingness not only without pretension but also based on truth and reality (not fancy or ambition). The practitioner forwards Christ’s wish.

The purpose of Hubbard’s system of Ethics is that the person subjected to Ethics gets honest with himself in order to begin or to resume participation in winning as an individual or as a member of the group, or both. In doing the formulas, and the amends projects, one gets rid of the pretensions that got one into Ethics trouble. With Ethics out, one can enter no kingdom of heaven.

Pure Scientology, based entirely and only on the Axioms of Scientology, is the only approach I know of that focuses absolutely on Truth. The auditor-being is the only practitioner I know of who can and does enter into an agreement with the client-being that together they dedicate themselves to the client-being’s Truth and to nothing else. This being the case, Hubbard created a Bridge from Christ’s vision and intention across to the whole world–and, eventually, to the universe and to all universes.

The fourth Beatitude states: “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”

The OED defines ‘righteousness’ as: “conformity of life or conduct to the requirements of the divine or moral law.” In our context, we take it to be conformity of life and conduct to the requirements of highest individual personal truth and integrity. It doesn’t matter to me if an individual’s truth and integrity requires him to conform to what he takes to be divine law. It’s perfectly legitimate sessioning to use it to become a better Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or Whatever, as long as the client honours his or her own truth in and out of session. It’s perfectly legitimate for me to audit a client who wants to conform better to religious or moral law; I assume that in helping him on his path to this end he will progress also in reaching towards his own personal truth.

Granted that the practitioner applies Ethics as he or she needs to, and assuming that the client’s hunger and thirst is for conformity with his or her own highest integrity as an ethical being, what greater blessing can there be than a technology which effectively achieves that conformity, and a practitioner trained to deliver it? What other technology or approach comes anywhere near the blessings available through the correct use of the Axioms of Scientology? Hubbard has brought this Beatitude closer to realization in this world than any other single human being.

The fifth Beatitude is: Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”

Who is more merciful than the practitioner who makes it safe for the client to expose every one of his or her hidden misdeeds? And who receives such confessions without a shred of evaluation or invalidation? And asks for Earlier Similar until the chain is exhausted and clean? And finds more chains and cleans them until the client is again bright and shiny with a cleared conscience, restored to unrestrained self-respect and self-trust? Where is the alternative that can achieve a like result? LRH had faults and failings (as we all do) but in producing such a product he stands with the most merciful in any universe.

The sixth Beatitude: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

Those who have no pretensions, whose hearts are free from untruth and selfishness, from attachment to the material and ephemeral, see themselves for who they are in all their own natural beauty, and know that they are in themselves a reflection of or emanation from Godness and are capable of unity with the transcending Truth that underlies all of the diversity of life.

Life as we must live it today makes such purity all but impossible without skilled help,  and even the contemplation of such purity equally difficult. The practitioner using the disciplines of the application of Scientology, and applying the Axioms of Scientology, creates a space that facilitates an experience in which the client can approach and see and appreciate his or her own natural beauty in his or her own natural truth. In making this experience possible, Hubbard is following in the footsteps of Christ, and the practitioner is serving both.

The seventh Beatitude: “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.”

The practitioner, whether applying auditing technology or ethics technology, or both, is helping the client be at peace with himself or herself, and to be at peace with the world around him or her. There is not one conflict in the world, in the past, present, or future, that a practitioner could not effectively help resolve if permitted by all concerned to help restore group ethics and individual truth.

There is not one technology more worthy of the respect and practice of any and every religious organization, structure, and establishment, in order that it may fulfill the most basic and urgent mandates of its founder or founders. The proper place for such a technology is in the hands of the parsons, priests, ministers, rabbis, imams, and all other religious officers throughout the world. Without it, their work, as regards the spiritual wellbeing of the ordinary people around them, is largely pretense. [I do not mean to disrespect in any way the courage and sacrifice of those who dedicate their lives to reducing, for ordinary people, the terrible burdens of social and political abuse. Nor do I mean to put down any technology that does produce a good result.]

The eighth and last Beatitude is: “Blessed are those which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

I include this Beatitude only to remind all those of us who get discouraged by the bad name that Scientology has acquired for itself in the world due to activities that may have nothing to do with us personally, that that bad name is no reason not to apply the Axioms of Scientology in correctly-managed sessions, or to apply Scientology as it applies to one’s situation and integrity, that there is nothing to be ashamed of in being honest, and that as order proceeds into life, confusion flies off. In conforming to one’s highest truth and integrity, the important thing is not what others might think of what we are doing, but that we do it anyway.

Jesus Christ was a very great and very enlightened being. He perceived and he communicated. He did not have tools to give to us that would have helped us achieve what he wanted for us. He pointed out what we have to do; he couldn’t tell us how to achieve it universally. Hubbard supplied tools for the job.

The Buddha

The Buddha, like Jesus, did not leave for us words that were written as he spoke them or that he wrote down. Others relayed what they recalled of what he said. In due course one set of relayers put in writing what they considered they had received. The Buddha is said to have said:

“Mistaking the false for the true,

And the true for the false,

You overlook the heart

And fill yourself with desire.

“See the false as false,

The true as true.

Look into your heart,

Follow your nature.”

(translated by Thomas Byrom: ‘Dhammapada,’ Shambhala Pocket Classics)

Neither was the Buddha able to leave tools that we could all use in order to see the false as false, the true as true, to look into our hearts and to follow our nature. If he had, we would have been using them. Neither Buddha nor Christ were familiar with what Hubbard calls the reactive mind, that part of our beingness that makes it impossible for us on our own to look honestly and cleanly at the false and the true, and to look into our hearts as deeply as we must. But as we sit in session with our practitioners, we sift the true from the false, we look into our hearts, we discover our nature, and we recover the power to be true to ourselves again.

In helping us this way, the practitioner is helping us follow the excellent advice of the Buddha. How would the world change if a small majority of us were able always to see the false as false, the true as true, to see and follow our own natures? What is to prevent this from happening?

In doing the job, the practitioner is helping the Buddha as well as Christ, and helping the sane core of LRH, and helping each of them very directly and effectively. In helping these beings, the practitioner allies him or herself with the most profound, truthful, sacred, strong, and loving intentions in Life. Blessed indeed is the practitioner, and very well may his or her own sessions run.

From The Upanishads

The Upanishads are a collection of verses and other writings first put to paper some 3500 years ago. How far back they go in oral tradition no one knows. The Upanishads sing of a reality beyond the obvious and material that anyone can be conscious of and live in by following an inner search.

A passage from one Upanishad, quoted in Eknath Easwaran’s “God Makes the Rivers to Flow,” (, an anthology of sacred texts, caught my attention. It is a translation by Eknath Easwaran. The passage struck me for a number of reasons. The first is that it describes in fairly accurate and comprehensive terms what we know as theta and the thetan. The verses refer to ‘the Self,’ a translation of the Sanskrit term ‘Atman,’ which is the immanent aspect of the Godhead that is within all creatures:

“The Self is one. Ever still, the Self

Is swifter than thought, swifter than the senses.

Though motionless, he outruns all pursuit.

Without the Self, never could life exist.

“The Self seems to move, yet is ever still.

He seems far away, yet is ever close.

He is within all, and he transcends all.

“The Self is everywhere. Bright is the Self,

Indivisible, untouched by sin, wise.

Immanent and transcendent, he it is

Who holds the cosmos together.”

[Immanent: that aspect of the Godhead that is within the individual creature, an inherent part of the individual.

Transcendent: that aspect of the Godhead that is beyond the individual, beyond the physical, beyond any material reality; the ultimate reality, the ultimate Truth, the source of existence.]

Poetic and beautiful thoughts are these, spoken and written so long ago by wise and perceptive people, yet it was not until the end of the twentieth century that a man was able to define the spirit precisely, accurately, and truthfully enough to evolve from his definitions a technology to free the spirit from its own traps. Until Hubbard isolated his Axioms, only the most able and most keyed-out could attain spiritual freedom; everybody else has been too enturbulated by on thing or another to attain the fullest freedoms reachable. Even for those able to attain remarkable spiritual freedom, one has to wonder how subject they are to key-ins and further enturbulation by unaddressed masses on the case.

Here I should point out my belief that auditing and training in themselves do not lead one to the highest spiritual freedoms. Most of the auditing processes we have produce what Hubbard called ‘negative gain.’ They remove unwanted and restrictive impediments to awareness and ability. Although Hubbard produced a considerable body of ‘creative processes’ designed to directly increase spiritual abilities, he was not able to integrate them fully into his whole toolbox. Therefore the value of Scientology processing is that it helps the being remove the traps and impediments that prevent or limit the being’s exploration of 7th and 8th Dynamic truth. When the impediments are gone, the exploration of 7th and 8th Dynamic truth is so much easier and fruitful. If exploration calls up hitherto undetected impediments, we revert to the suitable Hubbard approach to remove it.

Considering the wisdoms of the Upanishads and of the Vedic hymns of which they are a part (not that I am familiar with all of them, by any means), I see Hubbard’s work again as complementary to what has gone before, even so long ago. Although he may not have directly forwarded spiritual exploration to the extent that those ancient wise people did, he uncovered the mechanism that prevents most from attaining their fullest potential spiritual awareness—the reactive mind. And he made brave efforts to help people own and be at cause over that mechanism. If one accepts that the reactive mind exists and is the great impediment to awareness, then Hubbard’s discovery of it has changed life profoundly, universally, and beneficially.

But Hubbard’s work is nothing without its application to people. In accepting the roles of auditor or facilitator, the practitioner is undertaking to forward the work of changing life profoundly, universally, and beneficially. In this way, the auditor or facilitator or practitioner takes his or her place in the world on a very equal footing with any minister of religion, any high priest, any religious officer, any governor or administrator, any educator, any academic or philosopher. As the potential producer of enlightenment (given the client’s desire to cooperate), the practitioner, whatever label we give him or her, lives and works squarely within a tradition that transcends all other traditions, all other labels. There is not one power on Earth that can honestly deny the honest practitioner such a place in the world. There is hardly one other kind of professional that will willingly sit down in front of another human being with the intention (let alone the skills) to firstly hold a position of sanity and secondly to explore with the other being the fullest extent of that being’s own private hell, in order that the being may restore his or her own sovereignty in his or her own universe.

More from the Ancients

Within the passage quoted, from Eknath Easwaran’s anthology of sacred texts, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow,” is more, simple, basic wisdom that has impressed me. In the following verse, the poet refers to ‘the Lord.’ The Lord seems to be another aspect of the Self, or another name for the Self. Bearing in mind what the poet already told us about the Self, we can follow him or her here:

“In dark night live those for whom the Lord

Is transcendent only. In night darker still,

Those for whom he is immanent only.

But they for whom he is transcendent

And immanent cross the sea of death

With the immanent and enter into

Immortality with the transcendent.

So have we heard from the wise.”

The mystic tells us here that if we believe only that Godness exists far away from ourselves and has no relationship with our inner selves, we live in darkness. And that if we believe that whatever is within us is the only Godness there is, we live in even greater darkness. Hubbard, in his Axioms, implies that he perceives Theta as being transcendent as well as immanent, since he gives Theta characteristics that are universal—all Theta and every thetan has the characteristics Hubbard describes. However, that concept was to Hubbard either simply theoretical, or one he choose not to embrace, for he did not embrace the transcendental aspect of Theta at all.

He focused on the thetan only as an immanent entity. And he lived out his life seemingly as an individual fighting against huge odds; he could not see himself, apparently, as allied with any other being to any great degree, or as receiving support and strength from any transcendent source.

I do not feel that we should be too too surprised at what must seem to be a terrible dichotomy, that the being who is capable of developing a technology that can help any being  in any universe arrive at the truth, internal or external, and thus arrive at a full personal relationship with the highest immanent and transcendent truth, made the personal choice to use his abilities to empower his own false First Dynamic. We must not imagine that the being, single or composite, who had the identity of L. Ron Hubbard for one lifetime, had spent only that one lifetime on his personal path. He must have spent many lifetimes on that path, and that path brought him to the point where, as LRH, he could tell us what he told us.

Neither can we be surprised that in coming to this point on his path, he had negativity within him. To demand that he had to be perfect is nonsense. To discount his accomplishment and contribution because he was and is imperfect is silly. Like every other being, he has had his track of experiences, existence after existence. Like every other being, he has had his disappointments, disasters, his moments of great pain and deep unconsciousness. He, like us all, has had his reactive mind.

It would have been impossible for him to have reached such enlightenment that he could formulate the Axioms, without the entirety of any and all unexamined untruth in his reactive mind manifesting itself in his being. Had his work not been authentic, that negativity would not have hit him. Before we criticize him for making what we have to think is a bad choice to focus on the immanent, and upon a false First Dynamic, we must acknowledge him for having the courage to make the decision to take that step of developing the Axioms in the teeth of the negativity that was yelling at him to do no such thing. In going ahead with his work, he did the right thing by all of us, by all of his predecessors in the most sacred tradition, by the universe, and by transcendent Truth. In due course, he will address and handle the negativity he pulled in by doing the right thing. Are we ready to support him as he addresses his negativity?

Let us grant him the beingness to be who and what he is and to be on the path that he is on.

We will never be the poorer for it.

Who amongst us dare cast stones at him?

© Kenneth G. Urquhart 2004


•2 J 2009 • Comments Off on Integrity

Your personal integrity is your greatest asset. It is your most precious possession. It is your closest and most intimate reflection of who you really are.

Your personal integrity can shine forth from you and your body as the brightest, largest, and purest diamond dazzles and blazes in the richest imperial crown. When it glisters in you your heart is its lightest, your voice its sweetest, your touch its tenderest, your joy its loveliest.

L. Ron Hubbard had two tools that are very relevant to the reality of personal integrity. One was what he called the ARC Triangle. For those who are not familiar with the ARC triangle, an introduction: ‘A’ stands for Affinity, or degree of closeness; ‘R’ is for Reality, or degree of agreement; ‘C’ is for Communication, or the degree of willingness to interact. Hubbard makes A,R, and C each one point of a triangle and makes two important observations about the triangle. First, at any given time in a specific situation or relationship, the degrees of A, R, and C are roughly in equilibrium–that is, the intensity of each is steady as long as the others are steady. Second, if any one of A, R, or C is increased or lowered, the other two expand or contract in parallel to maintain the equilibrium. If for example, you and I have a relationship, and for some reason I disagree with an action you take, my R with you falls. This immediately causes a lessening of my A for you (I might be annoyed, or furious; I am certainly less friendly) and my lessened A is expressed in my Communicating to you with some force, or effort, perhaps with pain, and then not wanting to communicate further. Let’s say I later find out that you in fact had a very good reason to do what you did that I didn’t know about at the time. My response was not appropriate and it caused you to have less ARC for me. I approach you, communicate to you openly, acknowledging my error and your rightness, expressing my regret for causing you pain inappropriately, and doing whatever else I must do to put things right between us. As I do, and providing you are willing, our mutual A is restored, our R or agreement is reestablished, and our C resumes its friendly tone. Indeed, through this experience, through the honest exchange of honest viewpoints, through the openly shared experience, our ARC will be higher than before. “Communication is the universal solvent,” Hubbard rightly said.

Only when we are true to our uniquely individual integrity are we ‘in ARC’ (as the phrase is) with ourselves. The truer we are, the higher the ARC with self. When we are less true, the lower the ARC with self. Having less ARC with self, we have unhappiness and pain. There is ALWAYS a solution for lessened ARC or absence of ARC (whether for yourself for others): you explore the factors A, R, and C, to find out which you can improve even if just a little bit or, if you are lucky, a lot, and quickly, and you DO that. Improve that one factor. As you do, the other two automatically improve with it. Then you can improve one of those, and so it goes. In our example , when I realized that I had misjudged you, I regretted that you had experienced a lessening of your ARC for me and I understand that a reduction in ARC causes pain. And I felt bad because my ARC for myself had dropped (and I felt pain about what I had done). My first action might be to accept that I had goofed, and to acknowledge exactly how I had goofed. This is now real to me. I can therefore communicate with myself about it and can allow myself space to experience my own feelings about it (my affinity for me). Now it is perfectly clear to me that I must come to you and make a clean breast of it all with you. In being honest with you I allow each of us to C, to reach R, and express A–firstly in any negative way necessary to get out into the open and out of the way all upset or pain, and then positively so that we reestablish our trust in each other. For each of us, ARC with self is restored when ARC for each other is restored.

The second tool is a triangle parallel to the ARC triangle and interacting with it. In fact, you use it to increase ARC. In increasing ARC you must use the other. The result is always increased ARC; the results of increased ARC are always happy, always desirable. Improved ARC is pleasing always to personal integrity.

Hubbard called it the KRC Triangle. ‘K’ is for Knowledge, ‘R’ is for Responsibility, ‘C’ is for Control. Knowledge is the result of your ability to know, it’s what you have certainty about, what is really real to you, what you can be strongly in agreement about but you do not need to be agreed with about it in order for you to maintain your certainty. It is what engages your integrity: when you know something is right or is wrong your integrity activates almost automatically, watching for your action that will please it. Responsibility is the result of your caring about what happens to (or with) that with which you are dealing, and your caring for it arises out of your integrity. Control is what you need to do, what your integrity tells you you must do, to care for what you are dealing with. The parts of Control (using Hubbard’s definition of the term) are: Start, Change, Stop. You start something, you change something, or you stop something when you are controlling. You are willing to start, change, or stop when you are in control. When you control you are in communication with what you are controlling (even if the subject of your control is unaware of being controlled by you). Now your Communication includes the qualities of Knowledge and Responsibility, since you are communicating in order to Control. You are controlling out of your knowing what is and the potential of what is, and out of your responsibility or caring you move ‘what is’ closer to something your knowing indicates to you is higher and better ARC.

We can apply the KRC triangle to the example of our break in ARC and how we handled it. As I became aware that I had messed up the ARC between you and me, I moved into a changed mode. It’s as though I shifted gears. I felt the hot pain of knowing I’d done wrong, I’d destroyed ARC. My integrity prompted me to come to grips with it and to understand the situation I had created for myself in relation to our prior ARC. In coming to grips with it, I knew what I’d done. My integrity reminded me that what I had done I could do something about and prompted me to feel a desire to handle it well (my Responsibility). I knew how to bring about what I knew should be done, and I focused my action on having it happen (Control, discipline, and intention). I did not sit down and write an essay. I did not put down “Knowledge” at the top of a sheet of paper and make a list. I simply followed the promptings of my own integrity as reflected in my heart, and I put myself into the flow of KRC on the subject of ARC for myself at that moment. I experienced KRC,and through that experience I enjoyed restored ARC for myself, and so went on to create restored ARC between us.

When you raise the level of your Knowing, or of your Responsibility, or of your Control, you raise each of the others, just as in the ARC triangle. When one lessens, the others lessen with it. When KRC lessens, you again have pain and unhappiness. The lessening of ARC and KRC for self is always contrary to the flow of one’s integrity, and that which is contrary to the flow of integrity always makes itself felt as pain. You just cannot ever get away with being untrue to your integrity. You can try to be numb to that pain, you can exist for eons pretending the pain isn’t there; your integrity is unextinguishable, it is beyond space and time. You can laugh all the way to the bank in flagrant disregard of your integrity and perhaps die “rich”; in some future life you will pay the price, with interest.

You have, you acquire, and you develop the KRC of how you increase ARC with yourself and with others. Life rewards us for experiencing with integrity. What clearing technology, or any true enhancement technique or activity, helps us learn better, is that precise KRC–of increasing ARC with self and Life. It’s what education is supposed to be about.

The result of such work is that you achieve a true reflection or manifestation of your unique personal integrity. Your integrity requires you to have ARC and KRC for your integrity, and thus for yourself, and thus for Life. In order for you to have unblemished KRC and ARC for yourself you must have done your utmost to manifest your KRC and ARC for self and Life. You manifest the most KRC and ARC for Life by using your abilities to encourage as many others as you can reach to manifest the most they can of their own KRC and ARC for self and Life. You celebrate eternally the unlimiting of KRC and ARC for self and Life. Your unique individual integrity demands no less; it demands that you celebrate, with wonder and joy, your being who you are, being with Life, being with those who are being who they are with you and with Life. Now you are truly who you are, now you are at the feet of God.

You know when you are close to who you truly are. You know it when you open your heart, trust it, and follow its promptings towards its satisfactions, towards its joys. Let your heart be in wonder. Wonder is the response of the open heart, the willingness to experience newly with KRC and ARC in every moment, with unstinted loyalty to personal integrity.

Osho says: “One who has lost his sense of wonder will never be able to attain bliss, because wonder is the door to bliss. He whose door of wonder is closed will not be able to enter the palace of bliss.”

Jesus says: “The Kingdom of God is within you.”

Buddha says: “See the false as false, The true as true. Look into your heart. Follow your nature.”

~Kenneth G. Urquhart