Recently, I was reading about Scientology. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, was a science fiction writer. He conceived of entities called “Thetans” attaching themselves to people. He wrote that these Thetans would bring with them baggage from their previous lives that would sit in the soul of the person who received the Thetan. To deal with this baggage, the Scientologists developed a process called “auditing” which helped the person check his/her soul to discover issues or baggage with the ultimate goal of eliminating those identified wounds and problems. When the person was deemed to be free and released from those problems, they were called “clear.” Scientology charges money for the audit and money for the clearing process.
My belief is a little different. I believe that we all have souls that are our own and that as we progress through life we have the possibility of being wounded through life’s experiences. These woundings, that occur through words and actions of those around us, are stored in our souls and have an ability to affect us negatively.
As I work with clients, I see how a past wound can still affect a person today.The process of Christ-Centered Inner Healing, that I use with my clients, enables the individual to go back to traumatic events and enable a transformation, so that they can be free.
While I don’t believe in the religion of Scientology, I do think that they have been very clever in their helping people deal with things stuck in their souls. Conversely, it appears to me that the main-stream religions of the world have been negligent when it comes to helping people deal with soul issues.
Christianity talks about “personal sanctification”, but the process of personal change seems to be haphazard and there is not a systematic methodology for helping people to be free mentally and spiritually. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we Christians had an ability to do an inventory of our souls to identify where there is trauma that still hurts us today. Wouldn’t it be helpful if we Christians had a systematic process that would help us be transformed and that the process would not cost a lot of money to make it happen.
My friend, Terry Bone, the author of “The Power of Blessings.” and I are planning to put our heads together to address this opportunity. As Peter Scazzaro says, “You can’t be spiritually mature of you are emotionally immature.” Stay tuned to see if we can develop a process that helps us manage our past, present and future thoughts and emotions.