Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Much of the city has wound down for the Christmas holiday with most staying at home or visiting relatives. We are having a luncheon at the org for those who don't have family or a place to go. Come to the Christmas service and then stay for lunch. Celebrate one of the most significant religious events for many on this planet, a call for salvation and peace. Then enjoy good company and good food.
Whether you come or not, have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Congress Group Processing

Group Processing is always a very popular part of any Congress and this year was no different.




No matter where you are on the Bridge, Group Processing can increase your awareness and ability and send you soaring up the Tone Scale.





Here are some shots of those participating in the Group Processing at the Congress.












Also, during this year's Congress, we had the first auditing ever occurring in the new building covering the full spectrum of the Bridge, top to bottom.




Not only did we have Group Processing, we also had a preclear who was getting Book One Auditing in the new building and we had two pre-OTs auditing on New OT VII who did sessions in the new building during the Congress.


So if you didn't feel a giant upsurge of theta in Kansas City that weekend, you must have been out of town!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Congress Fare

I have to post about the Congress food. It was simply fantastic!
This year, rather than catering out like last year's congress, we had our own Doug Holmes handle the cuisine. In case you didn't know, Doug is a pro in this field and if you were at the Congress, you experienced this first-hand.
So I have a lot of photos showing the food, the presentation and the delightful effects created. Check out the dessert photos and you'll see what I mean.
I had to try one of everything!

If you're interested in eating, getting on course at the org is another good thing. For the holiday season, we have different snacks right outside the course rooms for breaktimes.
Each day a different staff member provides the goodies and it's not just milk and cookies! There has been fresh fruit and vegetables, home baked goods, chips and salsa or various dips, chili, meats and cheeses and countless other treats.
Which makes being on course a treat too!
Also, for the holidays, there have been different activities to help everyone celebrate. Christmas caroling after graduation.
This evening, we all retired to the kitchen to make gingerbread men and houses, all decorated by the kids (including the grown-up kids). You can see them on display on the snack table, though if you aren't on course in the next couple days, you may find them gobbled up.

And to wrap up, don't forget tomorrow night is the OT Committee presentation of A Christmas Carol (with a twist!). There will be food there as well as fabulous entertainment. So plan on stopping by and enjoying yourselves! It starts at 6:30 and will be in the new building at 18th and Grand.
Bon Apetite!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Congress, Day One Begins

Sign ups for the Congress started Saturday morning and attendees went from the entry directly into testing.

Everyone was greeted by the reception team, took their tests and then it was upstairs to the 6th floor for the start of the Congress.


With the lectures underway, the wins began.


Here's a sampling of wins from attendees taken throughout the Congress.


The congress has been very enjoyable. The group processing was fun.

I am looking forward to tomorrow. D.G.

And another one:



I really enjoyed listening to the lectures today. I learned a lot about mankind, and myself. And I now have more ARC for the human race and the people I personally know whom I had low ARC for!

C.S.



And once the Group Processing got started:

I am very much enjoying this Congress and theses lectures. I’ve had cognitions that have given me a better understanding of people and life and myself. And I don’t really know how or why, but I feel like I can be more cause over some difficult situations in my life, situations I thought I had no cause over before. - B.S.




I have listened to this Congress several times in the past but it was great doing this as an on-purpose group.

The group processing and the TR drills got me a lot more here.

I have many datums I can use now to help me disseminate better.

Thank you all, thanks LRH! J.E.






Tuesday, December 4, 2007

See the Congress


Just a quick post to get started on showing you the Congress. A group photo and some of the wins from the weekend. Lots more to come.

And some of the successes:

Group processing was awesome. The tone level of the entire group went way up and the ARC and comm level went way up! I feel brighter and my perceptions of the physical universe are more clear than before! Thanks to the Freewinds for this great adventure!

U.P.

Today was a lot of fun. When I first got here I was a little upset because my family didn’t come. The group processing totally took care of that. The lectures were great because I felt like I was right there listening to Ron. They definitely are easier to take in when reading along with him talking. The Help lecture was my favorite. I had no idea how important help was in life. Now I understand the importance of it and how to get people in a level of interest. M.H.


Great to hear these lectures again, especially with a group this time. I could feel the understanding of the group with me. Very cool! I also really enjoyed the Group Processing and got very exterior to this building!

P.S.

That's just a taste. I have much more to show you so watch for later posts.

Also, next big thing coming up is the OT Committee's presentation of their own version of A Christmas Carol. The presentation will be Saturday, December 15th at the Grand building.
We hope to see you there!