You can trace back a preclear, and you say, “When did you first start to cave in?” It will be on this silly one. Maybe he was just a little kid, but he got awful sick, and he had people around him all the time telling him he had to take care of the body. And he was awful sick, he had measles but he’d keep getting up and trying to go around the house and play, and he felt pretty groggy; but they keep putting him back in bed, and he gets up; and they put him back in bed, and he gets up; and they put him back in bed, and they say, “But Johnny, you’re awfully sick!” He gets up, put him back in bed again, and all of a sudden to hell with it!
Was it the measles or being put back to bed when he was in a state of anaten1? Was it being handled and positioned, located in space and time when he was anaten? Or was it the measles that fixed it up so he had this rash the rest of his life? I’m afraid if they just let little Johnny-he had the measles so they said, ‘All right, don’t go near the other kids cause you’ll give ’em something or other. Just stay away from them for pyrotechnic reasons or whatever you call them,” and you just clear away on that, but not limit him in the yard, or even limit him in the house or limit what he’s going to do. Sure, he feels sick. He’ll fall over on his face a couple of times, and he’ll pick himself up again. It won’t ever occur to him he’s not supposed to use this tool called a body until he’s practically convinced with a brickbat. And he gets convinced, he’s done!
Now, you can look back along the line, at the time here in this society when your preclear was suddenly convinced that he had to take a rest. He was convinced simultaneously that he was not free to use this body as he chose. And your disability of the body begins from there.
The body was meant to be picked up by the scruff of the neck, thrown across the primordial swamp, jump sideways eighteen times at the striking snakes, get up in the tree, cut the throat of a leopard that was there before you, and get up just a little bit higher, and then make funny “Yah, yah, yah” noises at whatever was chasing you that made you run through the swamp to get-miss the snakes, to have to kill a leopard to get up into the tree. And that was routine, for Homo sapiens’ body, completely routine. You want to get rid of this-being an effect of the body-just use hell out of it! Just say, “There isn’t any reason why it can’t drink all the liquor it can hold, that it can-there isn’t any reason why it can’t run a mile, like a quarter horse, there isn’t any reason why it should not be thrown around in automobiles carelessly driven.” There’s no reason why it shouldn’t (quote) be thoroughly abused (unquote) straight down the track; because in order to come up Tone Scale2, the individual will find himself doing that. If he just is brought up Tone Scale, he’ll find himself doing it, and if he just does it he comes up Tone Scale faster. And he can get there with processing or otherwise.3