Poem about Children

Found this poem by Eric Meyersfield about the effects misunderstood words can have on a child.  The phenomenon (and its resolution) is covered in Study Technology by L. Ron Hubbard, and there is an excellent video and free course on Study Tech on the Scientology website.  And the poem follows:The most gut wrenching cry that ever you heard, Is frustration that follows the misunderstood word, The child is restless and can’t sit quite still, He’s nervous and angry and feeling quite ill. He w … [Read more...]

Study Technology Video

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Here is the video I referred to in my last post--on Study Technology by L. Ron Hubbard.  … [Read more...]

Mommy Kissing It and Making It Better

Thought you all might like this little insight on that practice we’re all familiar with of “kissing it & making it better” (thanks to David Calkins of Mace-Kingsley for sharing): "Well, now, actually, it’s not even funny, because a little child will bark his knuckles or stub his toe or something and it’s almost — you can almost see him plot the whole thing out. He barks his knuckles and, like a small rocket, heads immediately for Mom and says, ‘See?’"And Mama says, ‘Oh, that’s nice. Mama … [Read more...]

A Quiet, Wonderful Birth – Silent Birth Story

When people hear I'm a Scientologist they often ask me about Silent Birth.  Today I found this blog posting on the Scientology Parent blog that I thought illustrated what goes on very well.This fantastic story was submitted by my Aussie friend Sonya, a fellow Scientologist who just had her first child.Okay so here is my story.I was past my due date by about one and half weeks. I was freaking out a bit as they wanted to induce the labor which I was not really interested in.  Got in … [Read more...]

JUDGEMENT

Here's some advice a fellow Scientologist named Lauren proffers on her blog.  I think it's a very good idea, so I thought I'd pass it along.There is nothing wrong in seeing that something is out of place or being done the wrong way and needs to be corrected.What is wrong is if you are going to stand in judgment of that thing and criticize or if you are going to take effective action in order to help it. To point out the faults in something only aids in making those faults stand out … [Read more...]

It’s All About Winning

I found and loved this post in LD Sledge's blog, and thought it was worth sharing it here with the Patheos community.Ed Connelly lurched and stumbled along the marble hallway, grimacing at the effort of walking and holding the heavy books in his twisted and gnarled hands. He fell into a chair in my freshman law school class, his tongue between his lips, fumbled with his notebook and finally got it opened, then gripping a ballpoint pen in his fist made big jagged marks on the page for … [Read more...]

About Me

I’m about 30, a computer guy, a mountain biker, a daddy, and a Scientologist.I’ve been in Scientology for much of my life (since I was a little kid). However, I wanted to study these basics of Scientology as much of what I got of Scientology I got hearsay from my parents or from other Scientologists I lived and worked with, rather than reading all of this data myself, and thereby forming my own opinions and conclusions on the subject directly from the source material.I think it’s a simila … [Read more...]

Where we belong

This is a wonderful story about the history of Lafayette Square - the future home of our new church.  I love the fact that the people who built up this community and saved it from literal wreckage did so in the face of "reasons" that it wouldn't work.  There is a lesson here that constructive activities are not always recognized as valuable by "the powers that be" or by a middle-class-hold-onto-everything-very-carefully mindset. This history is part of the reason why it is such an honor to have t … [Read more...]


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