Many, perhaps most of us who have “done the work” to achieve meaningful gains have suffered the disheartening occurrence of “roller-coastering:” the loss or instability of gains made.
You may have heard of, or even experienced what some call “up the pole” phenomena: an ascension to a dramatically life-changing state of existence, ability, and perception. This can happen to anyone, through any processing technique, including those that a person might think of as “low level”, in which case one’s gains may be met with non-acceptance, which can be very hard on you when you’d want and/or expect appropriate recognition. There are reasons why, sometimes this new, higher state of existence is disrupted. There can be a steep crash from the heights of your ascension, one so deeply disturbing that you find yourself in a chronic state of agitation, along with a gnawing hunger to regain your spiritual ascension.
Until that absorbing condition is resolved, all processing sessions are of little use; the longer it goes on, the tougher it gets. People spend decades in that state, and frequently exploring (albeit unsuccessfully) every possible means of resolution.
Alan Walter, a leading contributor to the techniques of Scientology in the early to mid 1960’s, is credited with recognizing and coining the term “ascension crash”. He left the organization around 1982, part of the great exodus of that time, and continued in developing spiritual processing techniques and advancing the field. These included a procedure for stabilizing the most meaningful of gains, which when applied directly following such an ascension, pre-empts the possibility of any such crash.
The technique for stabilizing (and, in the process, bringing about an expanded realization of) outstanding session gains when they occur is called the “Recognition of Regained Abilities, States, and Wins Procedure.” It is a magnificent and vital missing piece from the “standard” spiritual processing playbook.
Having mastered this procedure and used it in hundreds of sessions, I cannot overstate how valuable it has proven for my clients. It is a game changer. Without it, the best session gains tend to be less than fully realized, and often impermanent. The Recognition of Regained Abilities, States, and Wins Procedure is truly an indispensable processing tool, one that no practitioner should deny his clients. It’s that good, and that important.
The Recognition of Regained Abilities, States and Wins Procedure pinpoints, addresses and resolves every possible cause of the diminishing or loss of your recently accomplished gains and changes. It also brings about a greater realization of your gains and changes. If you have sessions with me, in time YOU will get to experience the Recognition of Regained Abilities, States, and Wins Procedure!
It isn’t unusual for a session participant to arrive at a profound epiphany that can be enlightening for us all. Here is an excellent example:
“We came here, each of us, with our own one basic purpose. The more we abandon that purpose, the worse things get for us, the more we self-terminate.”
— Kevin Hale
September 13, 2017
More of us than you would think could be recognized as suffering, from some degree or form of “PTSD” (“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”). There are many methods of counseling based on the concept that traumatic or painful experiences leave harmful unconscious impressions on you, techniques in which the idea is to bring these experiences to the surface so as to resolve the unconscious impressions. Dianetics, commonly grouped under the umbrella of Scientology, is a notable example. In Dianetics/Scientology sessions, the counseling techniques are broadly termed “auditing”, the explanation being that this term derives from “audio”, the emphasis being on listening to the client in sessions.
From L. Ron Hubbard’s Professional Auditor’s Bulletin (“PAB”) #80, publishing date April 17, 1956, section titled, “Bottom Rung of Dianetics Found”, referring to the mental recorded content of painful experiences, much of which is not readily consciously accessible to the individual (such recordings are called “engrams” in Dianetics, which is a technique for processing such content), referring to a “new discovery”:
“It is an added bit that engrams contained MORE IMPORTANT than pain and unconsciousness….”The moment of shock” is that period of realization by body and thetan¹ that an overwhelming has occurred”.
¹(“Thetan” is the Scientology term for a spiritual being, in other words, the essence of you.)
It is not at all unusual for painful experiences to be “run” with incident processing techniques such as Dianetics without successfully lifting the moment of shock; this is one reason why the same incidents can emerge multiple times in sessions, and why even after “engrams” are “processed”, some effects of the incidents remain in place.
Somehow the organization of Scientology, under Hubbard’s leadership, never published a technique for fully processing the moment of shock.
Outside of the rigid, carved in stone paradigm of the Scientology organization, at least three individuals that I know of have filled this gap in processing by developing techniques for processing the moment of shock, among them Alan Walter, some time after he was no longer developing and contributing to the methodologies of the Scientology organization.
A shock is something overwhelming, and paralyzing, leaving you feeling collapsed. Understanding this, an experienced and empathetic practitioner should recognize your manifestations of a moment of shock, and process it accordingly. In effective, progressive counseling sessions, your moments of shock tend to emerge, and they need to be processed for what they are, and effectively, to complete resolution. A shock needs to be fully dissolved, and this takes some know-how.
In your sessions we’ll address your frozen moments of shock as needed, with this very effective shock processing technique. The unlocking of a frozen moment of shock is a huge emotional release, quite a spiritual liberation!
Power Processing is a very far-reaching, highly effective technique that, applied proficiently, tends to result in surprisingly great relief of troubling conditions. The core Power Process, known as “Power Process 6,” “The Conditions Process,” is very effective in resolving any dominant unwanted conditions from which you are seeking relief. The more dominant an unwanted condition is over one’s consciousness, the more this technique will move to root it out. People have commented to me, ”Power Processing was the best thing I ever experienced in Scientology.”
In the conventional Scientology paradigm, Power Processing is not available to most people. Those few who meet the imposed qualifications are restricted to just one single application, one time only.
I have sought and taken advantage of the opportunity to learn from those among the original participants in the developing of Power Processing in 1965, including having thoroughly studied the lectures of the great John McMaster. Much of this important material has never been even been made available to study and train on in the cloistered world of Scientology organizations. I have had the benefit of absorbing a much broader and richer wealth of information vital for applying this incredible technique to its fullest potential – which is what I do.
I’ve also developing further-reaching extensions and applications of the basic technique. Having mastered these techniques, I’ve been happy to share them with other practitioners, all reporting excellent results in their application.
I also routinely use specific applications of Power Processing to repair and resolve any “case material” that was stirred up in sessions clients have previously experienced elsewhere.
Whether this is all unknown and foreign to you, or its something you have any degree of familiarity and experience of such things, your first power processing session will likely be a game-changer for you. I use it as needed, whenever I see that it is the most appropriate technique for your needs.
Thank you Dex! I think its amazing that I’ve found you, I’m finally building the life that I’ve been dreaming of since I was a young child! Thank you, Dex!
— D.D., Writer and performer
August 23, 2017
The Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude (SHPA) and the Chronic Persona are related elements clogging up our psyches, and they both act to inhibit replace our natural ability to be present unaffectedly with what we encounter with programmed perception and attitude filters. They both cause us to act inappropriately and not in our best interests. Both, when you have the concept, are fairly readily detectable in others when those mechanisms are engaged, and not impossible to recognize in ourselves.
A Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude is something we take on in response to some experience that was more than we can handle, something we default to in situations that our minds associate with that encountered experience. It isn’t merely something we use to “make self right and make others wrong”, it is a very strong refusal to accept the offending subject or circumstance at all, in an effort to protect oneself from the encountered experience.
A Chronic Persona is an adopted or imposed superficial personality construct that we default to as a response to encountering another personality.
These common mental constructs are actually closely related, in fact it could truthfully be said that the Chronic Persona is a Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude, albeit a more pervasive, more complex construct. We all have innumerable quantities of both of these.
From a goal-oriented perspective, these stop or deflect our spiritual/mental/emotional paths when activated or triggered, and become and/or create chronic mental problems that prevent us from being happy and succeeding.
From a therapy/processing perspective, both the Chronic Persona and the Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude lock in a wall of energetic resistance to penetrating one’s traumatic experiences, feelings and other energies, and holds them in place, or recreates them even after they seemed to have been successfully addressed and resolved. These things, the Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude and the Chronic Persona, are the reasons why people do not have lasting results from what would otherwise be successful therapeutic approaches.
Through years of experience and observation, I have come to learn that the most successful and rewarding spiritual/therapeutic path is through shifting back and forth between addressing one’s traumatic material and addressing these constructs that deflect the addressing of the traumatic material.This in addition to recognizing, and focusing on one’s limitless positive drives and potentials.
These constructs have structures that have been identified, analyzed and understood. They can be found, recognized and deconstructed, through the use of appropriate, specific techniques, that myself, and others, are routinely using to permanently resolve them.
There is a specific procedure for deconstructing your Stubbornly Held Protective Attitudes (SHPA), and there is a specific procedure for deconstructing your Chronic Personae, and these procedures are available through me, and, at least potentially, through others, as I am happy to share, and train others.
Five truths of Co-Existing — the better these are known and understood, the easier it will be to have others in your life, and close to you:
(1) When someone behaves badly or inappropriately, it is because they don’t feel safe.
(2) If you could understand the underlying reason why a person did what they did or said what they said, you could not be upset with them for that.
(3) All positive interaction between people is based on love, and all negative interaction between people is based on broken, lost, or no love.
(4) The basic underlying reason why a person feels unsafe is broken, lost or no love.
(5) The basic reason why a person feels safe is a sense of being loved.
All of us experience again and again the same or similar situations, and it can make you feel stupid or hopeless from time to time, because all of our efforts to resolve and change can still leave us with our moments of feeling that there is something that is “uniquely wrong and unfixable” within you- even when you’ve had moments and experiences that made you feel you might have finally succeeded.
The roots of such conditions and situations lie in the unconscious recreating of the roles we’ve assumed in interacting with others within the same playing field, replicating an old game. The roles, or identities, assumed, the specific purpose that drives each identity, and the interacting with the other identities, each forwarding its own purpose, and the effects on self and others brought about through the purposeful interacting, these are the three principal elements that constitute any and all of the ongoing, regenerating games that trap and freeze us in repeating or continuous undesirable conditions and attitudes.
The most primal feelings, driving all endeavors and behaviors are love and fear — more specifically, fear of loss of love. And anger is primarily an effort to bury or hide fear; and thus we have the rage of betrayal. The conflicts and oppositions inherent in the games we’ve engaged in contain such elements, and affect how we feel, how we see things, how we experience things, and how we act and behave.
Understanding this can lead to methods of undoing such conditions and attitudes through gaining conscious recognition of the identities, the purposes, and the interactions of the game, along with recognizing and deconstructing the game itself.
Here is what one participant shared upon reaching this spiritual liberation:
“Nothing I’ve imagined came relatively close to what I am experiencing right now!”
– GG, with permission, May 21, 2015
An “identity” is an assumed persona, based in a particular attitude, with its own characteristics, without flexibility to act in any way beyond its parameters, and therefore, frozen in its attitude, cannot vary its approach to respond appropriately to how things shift and change in life from one moment to the next. These are very common, in fact observable in just about all of us.
You most commonly become a particular identity when you feel unsafe or unable to experience, and face certain people or situations, and so you wear the armor or disguise of something in an effort to in some way handle or get past what is in front of you.
The ideal condition would be to be able to simply be present with whatever is here, and respond genuinely and effectively. And not be frozen in some limited personality construct that is not you. And thus maintain true connection with the world around you, rather than being cut off and subsumed by a frozen attitude, and filtering everything through that attitude. Being “in the moment”.
And thus it may be said that there are essentially two conditions in life: Being, or Being Something.
Identities have to have whatever empowers the identity to be the identity.
What that means is that whatever identity one may be in, that identity will seek, create, attract or fabricate the conditions that justify, provoke and empower the attitude and behaviors of that identity, so as to be.