From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 21 - April 1995
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Clearing the Planet

by Bob Ross, USA

I FEEL THAT I am somewhat of a voice lost in the wilderness, when
I harp on the theme, as I do often, of Clearing The Planet.

The common shared purpose that bound the early dianetic groups and
scientological groups together, was clearing the planet. But,
it seems to me as of 1994, that most auditors no longer have that
goal, for whatever their individual reasons are, and at the same time,
most preclears have given up on the goal of achieving Book One
Clear, as Otto Roos states quite convincingly in IVy 20.

I still think that though a Book One clear has not been achieved so
far as I know, yet a Book One Clear can be achieved, though not by
Book One techniques. I also think that the planet can be cleared,
before I drop this body to go off on a project of clearing another
planet someplace else, which used to be a day-dream of mine.

It may be that I haven't given up on the goal of Clearing the
Planet because that goal aligns so well with my personal goal
To make the world a better place to live in. The church
of $cn has apparently totally given up on the goal To Clear the
Planet, though, as it remains in Ron's writings, there are undoubtedly
people currently in the church who think that the church still has
that goal.

How to clear the planet

I think, myself, that the goal of clearing the planet was given up
in favour of a goal to dominate the planet. So, I think, they have
allied themselves or been taken over, by those whose goal is to
dominate the planet, and all the people on it. The biggest piece of
evidence for this is the forbidding price wall which has made clearing
a rich man's game, totally out of reach of the average wage earner.
Only doctors, dentists, lawyers, and chiropractors, or other professionals
can afford present church prices.

Clearing the planet seems like a mighty big task, as it requires that
billions of people be audited. Fortunately, we have billions of people
available to do the auditing. All that is necessary is to get them
to do it. Toward this end, I have been working on developing an auditing
procedure simple enough that anyone who learns it can teach others
how to do it. I envision an each one teach one approach
such as produced world wide literacy in a generation. Similarly
the tech of auditing and clearing can spread like wildfire, at the
grassroots level.

If that seems impossible to you, consider this: I decided in 1963
when I was at Saint Hill (East Grinstead) that if I was ever in charge
of training auditors I would make sure that they knew they could
achieve results without a meter before entrusting them with a meter.

Learn to listen

A month ago, I decided that if and when I start training auditors
again, I would not teach them processes, until they discovered that
listening alone, with full attention on the person being listened
to, i.e. really listening not just giving the illusion of listening,
plus an intention to help, can make possible desirable beneficial
changes in people.

Learning to really listen is a matter of breaking bad habits, not
of learning anything new that the person did not already know. Toward
that end I have created a series of five listening drills to bring
about the state of basic listener.

These drills are not coached. Any group of ten or more people possibly
even as few as two people can can do these drills by following the
instructions, as follows: All drills are done in short sessions
with a mechanical timer or someone to watch a clock and say when to
stop each short session.

Drill One. Mutual confront. Short sessions. and change
partners every five minutes.

Drill Two. Listening to a fellow student reading
from a book. Purpose is to keep the partner reading by having him
feel listened to. Alternate and also change partners frequently.
Five minutes, then ten minutes.

Drill Three. Learning to take brief concise notes.
Drill Two, followed by a one minute period in which to write down
notes. Frequent changes of partners as before. i.e. five minutes
sessions, then ten minutes sessions.

Drill Four. Taking notes while listening.
Reader must feel listened to, despite note taking. Ten minute sessions.

Drill Five. Extended listening: Listening to personal
communications while taking brief notes as to what topics were talked
about. 15 minutes.

This to be followed by Basic Listening sessions: One hour. The speaker
is given a short list of possible topics and may choose a topic from
the list or decide upon a topic of his own. The list would contain
such items as: What you would like known about yourself.
What you would like your listener to know about you, or,
What you would like to get off your chest or off your back.
Listener writes down the topic on his session record and records brief

In these listen style sessions, the listener is not intended to
be on control or in charge of the session. The speaker is
in charge. The listener is only there to be of help, to give moral
support, understanding, and possibly to add to the life energy of
the speaker. But, a listener can indicate how much time he
or she has available for listening, can get agreement that he is leaving
at that time, and that he will give a five minute warning that he
will be leaving in five minutes. The speaker can stop talking when
the listener leaves but can continue to think about his topic if he
wishes. This gives the speaker time to end off smoothly without upset,
knowing that the rest of what needs to be talked about can be talked
about in future sessions.


The intent is to help the speaker be more causative and that is helped
by having the speaker control the session. Session control by a listener
is the province of professional listeners and is useful in working
with people who feel or act out of control. Even when control is initially
vested in the hands of a listener, control is eventually returned
back to the speaker with the listener only helping when needed.

Advanced listening sessions

Next in order are Advanced Listening sessions: As in the Basic Listening
sessions: The speaker chooses a topic from a prepared list or decides
on one of his own and the listener writes down the topic chosen and
makes brief notes. There are no processes, but listeners are
taught useful data which can be used to create applicable questions,
data to help a talker when he gets into trouble, or is not making
progress. e.g.
Incidents have beginnings, and often an experience will not
let go until the beginning is looked at. Any questions used are
to be written down on the record of the session.

Pleasure moment co-audit

Then comes the Pleasure Moment co-audit: A specific complex procedure
using basic incident running technique and taking up engrams, if and
when they show up.

From this point on, professional courses as requested by individuals.

I think the lowest levels can spread like wildfire if promoted in
terms of:

Learn how to listen. Make life more enjoyable for others
and it will become more enjoyable for yourself.

Eighty percent of wife beaters complained in court that their wives
never listened. Ninety percent of divorcees of both sexes complained
that their spouses did not listen.

Have fun.

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