uditing then consists of certain elements: the preclear, the auditor, the auditing process, communication, the Auditor’s Code and the E-Meter. In combination, they address the reactive mind and effect its resolution.
The auditing session takes place in a quiet, comfortable place where it will not be disturbed. Usually the auditor and preclear are seated across a table or desk from one another with an E-Meter set up for the auditor’s use.
Before a program of auditing begins, the preclear is familiarized with the elements of auditing during a period of orientation so he knows what to expect in a session. The auditor also ensures the preclear has no distractions or upsets to prevent him from devoting his full attention to the process used in the session.
Different types of auditing are used for the preclear, depending upon his concerns during the session and his earlier auditing. Though auditing addresses the individual, and each individual is different, a precisely delineated gradient of processing steps is used to achieve personal freedom for everyone.
By use of exact questions and the E-Meter, the auditor first locates an area of charge in the preclear’s reactive mind to address with the process. When the auditor finds something in the reactive mind, the meter needle surges, indicating that the subject of his questioning contains charge.
Once an area of charge or upset has been located, the auditor then asks the process question or gives the directions needed to assist the preclear in examining it, because he is now inspecting his reactive mind.
The auditor guides the preclear to look at the area more thoroughly. He continues the process and makes notes of the meter reactions and data recovered by the preclear to help chart progress. He maintains the Auditor’s Code, never evaluating the data being recovered by the preclear. As the process continues, more and more data from that area of the reactive mind, heretofore hidden from the person’s conscious awareness, becomes available in the analytical mind of the preclear.
The process questions and directions help the preclear discharge the harmful energy or force connected with incidents or situations in his past. As the charge lessens, the preclear’s awareness of the area increases.
The auditor continues to guide the preclear’s attention to the area. Reactions on the E-Meter aid him to direct the preclear to pull more and more data, previously unknown to the preclear, out of the reactive mind and return it to his analytical awareness. Ultimately, the preclear becomes completely aware of the content and is able to view it as it is, without his awareness clouded by reactivity.
During auditing, a preclear has many realizations about life. Such discoveries are called, in Scientology, cognitions. A cognition is something a person has come to realize. It is a “What do you know, I just realized why I always felt that way about. . .” kind of statement. Cognitions result in a higher degree of awareness and consequently greater abilities to succeed in life. When such a realization occurs, that portion of the reactive mind ceases to register on the E-Meter and the needle freely sweeps the dial rhythmically back and forth, a phenomenon plainly visible to the auditor.
The preclear will have gained a higher degree of awareness and rid himself of, perhaps, an irrational fear, psychosomatic illness or disability. The source of what had been bothering him was previously unknown, but, once discovered, its power is nullified. That particular process employed in the auditing session has served its purpose and can be ended. The auditor now proceeds onto additional processes in further auditing the preclear.
As more and more areas of the reactive mind are addressed and alleviated through auditing, its adverse effects continue to lessen and the individual becomes happier and more in control of his life.
With auditing, a person can be more self-confident, effective and successful in his endeavors.
Further Dianetics & Scientology Resources:
| L. Ron Hubbard: Dianetics Letters | Scientology in England | Dianetics |
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