From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 10 - January 1993
By Terry E. Scott, England
Research and Havingness
One virtue of being an Independent is that one can study and research
ideas that, in the Church, are deemed heretical. The freedom to
research does not guarantee successful results. Help on the way comes
from study tech and from something else: remedying havingness.
When you are about to do some research (concepts, lookingness), run
some havingness beforehand, either solo or audited. It doesn't have to
be a big auditing session. Probably the simpler the process, the
better, with no significances. Even our elegantly simple friend
Locational (which improves havingness among other things) is of value
- spotting things around the room, touching the furniture,
Successful research can sometimes unmock ideas and masses before one
reaches a beneficial conclusion. Treasured oldies can unmock before
they are replaced when one is successful.
So a loss-of-havingness sensation may occur, or a sensation can arise
comparable to that which comes from misunderstoods. To remedy
havingness beforehand can get one into research smoothly and be of
assistance during the research session.
Prior running of havingness may handle everything. But if a rather
steep loss of it occurs during the research program, it should be
remedied on the spot. At this point, you could run another auditing
session on havingness. Or - get out of the chair and go for a walk.
Look at the countryside, people and buildings. Listen to the sounds
around you - even if it is the grumble of the brakes of an articulated
truck on a main road. Feel the breeze on your face. Stomp your feet a
little as you walk. This is a less formal way to remedy havingness:
Of course, many among us have pretty good havingness anyway and could
ignore this advice with impunity. Do research and unmock some stuff
and have a ball regardless. But some research, while not cleaning a
clean, will do away with things of the "Everyone Knows" variety. And
while to discover one of those can be a moment of delight and F/N,
that's not always so.
However good one's case shape, it can be beneficial to run havingness
in a straightforward way before and sometimes during a research