“EXISTENCE” – A Scientology Power Process

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The word EXISTENCE comes from Latin Latin ex(s)istere,  to  appear or emergeIt has the following definitions.

  1. The state or fact of existing; being.
  2. Continuance in being or life; life: a struggle for existence.
  3. Mode of existing: They were working for a better existence.
  4. All that exists: Existence shows a universal order.
  5. Something that exists; entity; being.

In Scientology, EXISTENCE is defined as,

  1. “An existing state or fact of being; life; living; continuance of being; and occurrence; specific manifestation.”
  2. “Apparency, reality, livingness.”

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Existence is generally thought of in terms of physical manifestations (matter, energy, space and time). But there are mental manifestation also, such as, thoughts, ideas, assumptions, expectations, suppositions, conjectures, speculations, emotions, feelings, sensations, etc. These may be grouped under the word CONSIDERATION.

These are mental objects. They can be perceived. Anything that can be perceived is part of existence.

Existence is made up of matter, energy, space, time and considerations.

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In this Scientology Power Processes, one contemplates upon the following two questions:

  1. What is?
  2. What isn’t?

It is interesting to note that both ‘what-is’ and ‘what-isn’t’ are considerations. All considerations exist in the present moment. They simply have the labels ‘past’, ‘present’, ‘future’, ‘there’ or ‘not there’ attached to them.

The earlier power process on “source” prepared a person to observe logical associations among considerations. There is a logical association between something and its source; but that does not mean that all things must necessarily have a source. If that were the case then we would end up with an endless chain. It is quite possible that something may not have a source, reason or cause.

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The current process allows a person to observe that there may be something, or simply nothing. Thus, it is possible that there is no answer to a question, or no source to a manifestation.

Normally, when a person expects something to be there, he puts it there. This is how “dub-in” comes about. The person is asked a question. Nothing comes up in his mind. But he feels that he must give an answer. So he puts something there. This is “dub-in.”

If the mind does not bring up something in response to a question, then it is safe to say that there is no response. If the mind cannot see source of a manifestation then it is safe to say that there is no source.

The contemplation per this process gives a person the opportunity to reexamine the associations among one’s considerations to determine if they are logical or simply dub-ins. Any pretense, which a person may be engaged in, clears up with this process.

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When something is dubbed-in, it exists and it influences one’s life.

These processes in Scientology are organization of those items that many have contemplated upon since ancient times. These items may now be contemplated upon by oneself efficiently using the KHTK approach of 12 STEPS OF MINDFULNESS. No other aid is required.

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