Data For Releases

by Bob Ross, USA.

(Ross Standard Technical Bulletin 23 Jan 90 Originally 1968. Bob came into Scientology (Dianetics) in 1950, took Dianetics to Israel in 1950 and has had much experience in various org positions. He lived in 'retirement' in Riverside, California, until his death a few years ago.)

The original of this document was written in 1965 shortly after the first data on releases came out. Many people were coming in to the Org after being released at one level or another, caved in and needing to be further audited to be rereleased.

At that time I was Qual Sec NY and getting all the data of what was happening with them.

I sat down and wrote essentially the following data as a one page info sheet and handed it to various people who came in to be rereleased. In almost every instance, just reading this data was enough to again release the individual.

What had happened in each case was that the individual had invalidated his own release state because he did not really understand it. I hope the following information works as well for you, as it did for them.

Each release state below the level of Service Fac release can disappear if the individual's Service Fac dictates a break in comm, the commission of overts, etc, in the area covered by that release state. It is only necessary to recognize that this has occurred for the release state to be rehabilitated. But, that will only occur after the individual is no longer in the situation which activated the Ser Fac. It will no longer occur if Ser Facs have been fully and properly run out. In 1983 I ran off about 73 Ser Fac type items. Some were big, some were tiny. None were too tiny to be run.

Communications release.

This state of release specified that an individual is able to give or receive communication on any subject and to anybody. It should have added the provision that this was to anybody who was themselves able to communicate. What was not specifically addressed and therefore handled only by accident, if at all, was communicating to someone who was unable or unwilling to give or receive a communication.

Thus, when a person freely communicating encountered a person unable to communicate, he all too often invalidated his own ability to communicate and ceased to feel and therefore to be a communication release, confident in his ability to communicate about anything to anybody.

The fact of the matter is that knowing that the trouble lies with the other person is often enough to enable the communications release to persist and to finally get his communication across, and doesn't invalidate himself in the process. Training as an auditor or some other specialized form of Communication training is necessary to easily get someone who is unable to communnicate into communication. That is not the subject of this essay.

Problems release.

The individual is able to have or not have problems by his own decision. He feels free of problems he has not decided to have. Then he runs into someone who creates a problem for him to handle and he gets involved in solving those problems, or has activated a Ser Fac. Suddenly being confronted with a problem that he did not choose to have, the individual tends to invalidate his own release state. Once he recognizes that the other person has the problem, he is able to make the decision to have or not have that problem. A person released on problems may or may not have had his own compulsive help button flattened.

Release from Guilt or Overts and Witholds.

Similar situations occur with regard to this state. The individual may encounter someone who is expert at making others guilty and suddenly feels that he has committed an overt that he didn't intend to commit. As a consequence he invalidates his own release state. Also if a Ser Fac is activated one may start to commit overts. When the situation cools off and the person recognizes what happened, or one departs the scene the release state may be quickly reinstated.

ARC break release.

Same sort of thing. One feels free of upsets, but encounters someone who has an upset. If you misown the upset you feel upset yourself and invalidated your release state. All that needs to be done is to recognize that the other or others are upset without being upset yourself. Having the technology of an auditor to handle the upset is nice but not necessary for this purpose. Just recognizing who has the upset will often enable one to successfully handle it with a minimum of tools.

You can quickly handle 90% of the upsets of others in life by asking these simple questions and/or making these simple remarks. Remarks:

1) "I'll bet that isn't the first time." (with appropriate emotion).

2) "It's making me sick just to hear you tell about it."

3) "This must have been going on for a long time." When did it start. Or, How did it start? or both. After making a few such remarks, the person will be more able to answer questions.

So you can then ask:

1) When did it start?

2) Is this the first time something like that has happened to you? (You know damn well it isn't.)

3) How long has this gone on?

4) How many time has this happened? (Then do a quick assessment five ten, a hundred, hundreds, thousands etc. till you get a laugh.)

5) Have you ever had anything like that with anyone else?

Ser Fac release.

If this kicks in there might be a GPM or GPM item stirred up. When it keys out the release state can be rehabbed. To spot a GPM type item just ask yourself, "What kind of person or beingness would have ------ ?" Or, "What kind of person or beingness would oppose ------?"

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