Do you get the feeling our freedom of choice has been whittled away? Look around you, what do you think? Are we free to choose our own way of life? Our way of life has changed dramatically in recent times. We must remember that a body can be controlled but not so much a Thetan!
“The MEST universe is terrifically interested in control. The theta universe is interested in freedom. It’s interested in aesthetics; it’s interested in creativeness. Your MEST universe is chaos.
“The theta universe is very orderly. It has extra dimensions. And what you miss in the MEST universe is an ability merely to throw out your hand and have some aesthetic creation come into being. That’s theta universe. In the MEST universe you build and build and build and you make this great set very fancy, with great ardure*, in a battle of gravity and conquering forces and so on. …
“Well, that’s the difference. So, what you miss—what your theta beingness misses, is that aesthetic ability to create—to create at will.”
From ‘Your sensation about living.’ An article by L. Ron Hubbard from R&D Volume 11
*ardure: a coined word meaning strong effort; hard work to accomplish or achieve. Formed from the word arduous, delivered from Latin ardu-us, which means “high, steep, difficult.”
“Did you ever see a kid start playing? Oh, just – oh, they love to play! They’re playing cowboy and Indian or something of the sort, and – slurp! – wonderful! Have a terrific ecstasy.
“You want to know what sensation about living you ought to have: It’s the same sensation with which you used to play cowboy and Indian. You also know that it isn’t real when you’re playing cowboys and Indians.
“That, by the way, is on the upper strata of ecstasy. It really becomes ecstasy when you know you have to pretend that it’s real so that it can be real. You’re really in command of the situation then, and you can have a good time! It’s fun.
One of the biggest control mechanisms there are is: ‘You’ve got to take this seriously. You’ve really got to be serious about this. If you’re serious enough about this – hm-hm-hm! – you’ll get somewhere in life.’
“The surest way to get nowhere in life is to be serious about it!” – LRH
“The only way you can really postulate any kind of a goal at all is imagination. If you don’t postulate high-flown goals, if you don’t hitch your wagon to a star, it is a cinch you are not going to get up to the top of the pine tree, because it takes that much to get this much. In Alice in Wonderland it says that you have to run just to keep up. You have to run twice as fast if you want to get anyplace.”
LRH (Research and Discovery Series Volume 7, Page 24)