I have to say, I've gotten a lot of resistance and some judgment for being this way. There are accusations that come with moving through something until you got more than you expected, contributed to the best of your ability and then....something else is calling you and you listen to your voice because it's your life, it's your voice and therefore; your choice.
I go where the leadership is strong, the information is powerful, the technology works and my commitment is strong. Anything less than that, is of no interest to me because anything less than that does not have the power to hold me.
Strong leadership +powerful information +technology =those things I can feel instantly and if there is a congruency vibrating through my body, mind and spirit-I will commit 105%
I don't know what happens on the higher end in these organizations because when it comes to my personal growth, I decide who, when and for how long.
I also believe in chilling out and enjoying life in between personal growth because I love that moment in retrospect where you say to yourself "WOW, 3 months ago-I would have flipped my lid over something like this, and look at me now...this situation..I barely blinked!"
For me personally, that "in between" time has been a great gift to me.
I love both Landmark and Scientology and I see no legitimate reason to pick one. This has been a challenge in both communities because you know, when people are very passionate and believe to their core-their org is the best org or the only org, they can't help but be a champion for what's true for them.
If you search the internet you could find amazingness and negative on both organizations. This is why I believe it's really important in life to be of strong enough mind to think for one's self.
I also don't listen to movie reviews either. I can't imagine not seeing a movie that fills me up with joy just because some person said it's not a good movie.
I don't know what anyone else's experience is with these organizations, I only know what mine is, that's the only place I can share from and so I will.
Scientology. Gosh, I really love their technology. I love that I did not "have" to spend all those extra hours and all that extra money driving into the city but if I wanted to, I could. I've done both and I've been a little more open to Scientology than to landmark and this is one of the many reasons. Sometimes I want to be a part of a community of people, but sometimes, I want to dig in, at home, focus fully on my exact growth. Home study with Scientology has gotten me more than half way up the bridge. On site courses has provided me with access to specific in class experiences with a supervisor on site and a massive library available to me. I love that you can't complete your course unless you have truly understood every word you just studied and they have this amazing way to make sure. It feels good to me when I am not missing any aspect of what I just spent my life energy on.
I love that you have to be clean, sober, well-rested for many of the technology. I love that there is consciousness around how important that is when someone is working on their own inner stuff. I really loved this.
I loved that I could go in, have a one on one conversation with one of my favorite Scientology women and within 10 minutes she could direct me to the exact class that resonated with what I felt I wanted.
I love the reasonable price of the books and courses. Surprising to hear perhaps since there is a falseness regarding how "expensive" it is.
As far as my experience with Scientology goes, I had a situation happen as I was doing work in the city at the org. I spent 5 hours using the technology. ON this day, there was another person who dropped me off and he returned 5 hours later drunk.
In the past, this would have sent me over the edge. It's not just that I wouldn't get in the car because of my own life value, my empathy with these type of situations was always so broad. I'd think of all of the things that could happen to him and everyone that could have suffered due to his negligence. Prior to the work I did in Scientology, I would have been a hot mess.
Instead, I handled it like a calm communication ninja, I somehow managed to get the keys and become the driver and handle the long trip out of the city with grace and love. If you've ever been in a car with a really drunk person who was trying to press your buttons, you know this isn't the easiest thing to do. But I was doing it. There wasn't anything that he could have said or done that would have changed my sense of well-being.
That to me-is the power and the value of Scientology.
Yes, they do reach out a lot but that stuff doesn't bother me and there really is no turning my no into a yes and I have no problem saying no and being crystal clear. I think these types of things are harder for people who do not have a good relationship with their own no. I am not one of those people.
Yes, they revere a human man. I don't really care about that either. I appreciate Ron Hubbard's work because I've experienced it work.
And, whatever that science fiction book stuff is... I have no interest in that so I don't know anything about it. There was really only one flaw for me in his work. That existed in sexuality. But other than that, I couldn't find one hole and believe me, I am a virgo, I look for holes (even though I seem so fu-fu)
Below is that moment on Oprah where Tom Cruise "Loses his mind"
I LOVE LOVE LOVE watching this.
When I watch it, my vibration goes up, my joy goes up, my happiness goes up. He's like a little kid who can not contain his LOVE and I think that's just awesome!!!!
I'd rather SEE this, than walk in my life feeling more comfortable with lower energy stuff.
I am aware this is only a moment in time and this love story did not end well. This is still a moment in time..and I LOVE THIS
Below that we have Russell Brand -SO funny "If someone doesn't want me in their cult, I WANT TO KNOW WHY?"
And after those video's I will move into my experience with Landmark Education..
Gosh, It's almost 2 decades since I took the Landmark Forum.
It all happened so fast. I was just working out at my gym when a man worked out next to me and he began to share himself. He had reconnected with his father after 20 years of hating his father.
He never asked me to take landmark, he never even implied I should take landmark. All he did was share himself.
I was the one who said " I want to see what that is all about, when can I come?" Inviting myself.
His story was so beautiful, he was so happy, he had so much love vibrating out of him... Landmark did not have to "Do" anything, sell me anything, say anything, convince me of anything.. I was a yes before I even headed to the city. And only because of what was vibrating out of that man's being.
The forum was super cool. I got a lot of my childhood stuff handled in the forum and whatever was left seemed to be handled in the advance course. So much power. I felt my freedom and I wanted everyone to feel the freedom and love I was feeling. That's really the juice there. When you feel so much goodness you want everyone to feel that too. But there are people walking the planet who have never experienced that level of freedom and they just don't believe you...
It was several years later that I took the Self-Expression and Leadership Program. And there were some 10 week courses in between.
I wouldn't do any of the higher end programs with landmark. Mostly because I'm just no longer willing to tax my own physiology for anyone or any reason. I see no value in squeezing myself hard toward my own next level. Being on the growing edge, just at the edge..is fine with me..
What I love about Landmark is, the people I met and the people I met from the people I met :) That they don't call themselves a "religion"
And I especially love the bottom line intention, which you can here in the second video I've added. Werner Erhard's voice-as he takes you through what Landmark REALLY is.
I like the first video of the woman who is sharing value in the form of the importance of communication. There is that too.
But there is also this place where people who are big in Landmark go. They sound like Landmark Robots.
You really can't come out of landmark without using some of the programs language because it just becomes a part of your being and it becomes landmark Radar to anyone who has ever taken the forum. It could be 2 decades later and you could be 5000 miles from home and say a sentence or two and the inevitable comes out of the other person's mouth "You are a landmark graduate, aren't you?"
I can't even tell you how many times I've had that moment-but that isn't what I mean by Landmark Robot Talk.
Landmark Robot talk is when a person talks to you using the exact words, exact sentence and exact paragraph's written down in landmark flyers. And there isn't anything else that comes out of their mouths. It's really hard to feel them as a real person or to feel remotely intimate with a landmark robot which is the opposite of what landmark is about.
That's just my experience. That doesn't make it true....
If I was to share the only difference between the two organizations-as a person who has love for both and has benefited greatly from them both -I would say...
Landmark is amazing! "all the way to the bottom is this profound way of being...." (It's LOVE)
When I want to dig into the exact spot I want to dig into-it's Scientology all the way for me!
Both have value, to me... and that is all for today