Scientology And Me

December 3, 2009

Australian Scientology Volunteer Uses Dianetics to Help Samoan Hero Recover from the Ravages of Disaster

Scientology volunteers from the Church of Scientology in Sydney, Australia have stayed on to help survivors recover in post-tsunami Samoa (picture showing Dianetics co-auditing)

Scientology volunteers from the Church of Scientology in Sydney, Australia, are still in Samoa nearly two months after the devastating September 29 tsunami, extending the relief effort they launched when the tsunami hit.  With damage estimated at $130 million, 143 dead and thousands left homeless, no Samoan has been unscathed by the disaster.

The trauma goes far beyond loss of property.  It drives into the heart of personal and community loss, and that’s where the compassion and skill of the Scientologists come into play.  Once an individual’s physical well-being is assured, the emotional aspect can be addressed—the reason the Scientologists have remained on the island.

One morning at the Apia Fire Station a Scientology volunteer, Darryl, asked the receptionist a casual “How’s it going?”  As cheerful as the woman’s automatic “fine” appeared to be, her eyes said otherwise.

When Darryl gently asked her, “Where were you that day?” the woman choked up as she told her story.  The day the tsunami hit she waded into the debris with the firemen, searching for survivors and pulling them from the rubble—along with the bodies of friends and neighbors who did not survive.

Now, weeks later, this heroic woman was suffering despite her bravery under gruesome circumstances.  In fact, it was because of her bravery.  The way the human mind is rigged, the intense stress she experienced could rebound on her with grave consequences for the rest of her life, with depression, anxiety, even psychosomatic illness.

The Scientology volunteer decided her plans for the morning would simply have to wait.   She cared too much to leave without helping this woman first, especially knowing she could help ease the pain with Dianetics counseling.

Darryl wasted no time.  She gave the woman a Dianetics session, and two hours and many tears later the woman emerged smiling, saying she felt relieved for the first time since her harrowing experience.  This is just one of the many “miracles as usual” Scientology Volunteer Ministers bring to people in need.

Dianetics counseling is described in Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard.  Derived from the Greek words dia, meaning through, and nous, mind or soul, the full definition of Dianetics is what the mind (or soul) is doing to the body.

To learn more about the Scientology Volunteer Ministers visit their web site at www.volunteerministers.org.  To learn about Dianetics or attend a Dianetics seminar visit www.dianetics.org.

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