Scientology/Positive Thinking


Hi Laurie,

The "in" thing these days is to use positive thinking as a means to improve one's life.  Repeating affirmations daily and "faking" a positive outlook until it becomes reality does seem to work for many people (myself not included)long term. I know that this is not part of Scientology tech, but is there any way to explain from a Scientology point of view how and why this would actually work for people? Same with hypnotism, brainwashing and taking a "placebo" medication; it doesn't make sense to me that the mind can be "tricked" into believing something and yet it happens. How?

Thank you


To the degree a thetan's considerations and decisions are not countermanded by his/her own considerations and decisions (often hidden or unconscious ones), they are effective.

To some degree, a being can merely DECIDE what their outlook is.  To the degree they CHOOSE a positive outlook, they will tend to impair themselves less.

A being who were capable of impairing themselves not at all, would be able to accomplish everything.


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Laurie Hamilton


I am able to answer questions regarding Scientology practices and procedures, religious philosophy, donations, religious rites, management, administrative and staff matters.


I am a second generation Scientologist whose parents began in Dianetics in 1950 and studied directly with L. Ron Hubbard. I have been personally active in the church for nearly 50 years, have eleven years former staff experience in both technical and administrative areas, and extensive technical and administative training and counseling. I am "clear" and "OT." I come from an extended family of many religions, but my spouse and children are Scientologists, as are my siblings and their spouses, several cousins, nieces, nephews, an aunt, and an uncle. Between us we have had every good and bad experience one might go through in the church at every level.

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Over six thousand hours of Scientology technical and administrative training. Fully qualified/certified for fourteen different organizational job descriptions. Ordained minister. Independent study of numerous religions.

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