Oh, a wise guy,eh?
Here's a little nuts-and-bolts advice from the Pilot. Thanks again Ant for your efforts.
Pilot's Repost Z48
How Long to Run a Process
From Post 46 - January 1999
On 28 JAN 99, [email protected] (Bill Maier) asked on
subject "Pilot: Am I doing this correctly?"
> I have been running the processes from your Self Clearing handbook.
> In general this has gone quite well. However, I find I do have some
> difficulty in spotting when to end a process.
> One particular situation that seems to arise frequently is this: I run
> a process for a relatively short time, say 3 to 5 minutes, and then
> have a small cognition. Is this too short a time to run a process?
> Should I accept the win and move on, or continue the process to a
> bigger win?
It is not too short a run. The most important is to keep
winning and build up momentum rather than try to get every ounce
out of a process.
The org has this wrong idea that a grade is only run once and
therefore they struggle to do it to perfection the first time.
But the wild keyouts and momentary OT abilities never appeared
while being excessively thorough, at least not that I know of.
The biggest gains per unit of time were always on doing a fast
pass through the grades, not quickies where nothing was run,
but fast light runs to nice cognitions. The preclears would
always love it and the real problem was that they would run
out of grades quickly. And then they would have trouble later
because they were supposedly Clear but had barely started
handling their case.
They never realized that there were many more grades that
could be done or that they could cycle back and do these
things again and again.
Each time you work over an area you go deeper, you don't
get the same kind of thing at all unless you are overrunning.
Straightwire after grade 4 or after clear runs like dynamite
and opens up whole track like crazy. And on a third pass its
There is an "under run" phenomena where one feels one's
attention pulled back or feels a bit irritated or too chared [? churned]
up. If that is happening, you are cutting it too short.
And of course there is overrun, which is a bit more distinct
and easy to spot. If you are hitting that frequently,
then certainly learn to take the earlier wins.
Inside those boundaries, you have flexibility and you should
see what gives you the biggest gains, spending more time
on each process or doing more processes in the same
I don't think that there is anybody who could run something
like communications all the way down to basic on a single
pass. Obviously, one will go further on communication
after confronting withholds and upsets and so forth.
So do whatever is building up your horsepower the fastest
without worrying too much about how long you run each