Orientation Points 

References
Tape 5407C15 "SOP 8D: Orientation Points" 

Description
A person expects to be located not only by his environment, but by his
memory. Now that is a very curious state of affairs. All this stems out of
the fact that he is owned, he doesn't own anything. Because that is the one
thing that an orientation point does. It owns a symbol. 
Symbols are those items that are run by orientation points. He is being run
and it would be the orientation point that told him where he was. He would
be dependent, utterly dependent, upon this orientation point to continue
him in a located situation. Supposing this orientation point has been blown
up or destroyed and the people in it are all dead, or something like that.
Your individual would look awful lost. 

Anybody who consistently and continually evaluates for the person all the
time, like his mother, would become an awfully set orientation point.
Therefore, this would be the universe in which the person was lost. This is
the universe to which the person is a symbol.

The person just isn't in somebody else's universe occupying its orientation
point. He is a symbol in that universe. It isn't he who tells him where to
go. He is told where to go by the orientation point. He is told where he is
by the orientation point.

This is just to give you an idea of what this person is facing, so as to
point out some of these things with processes. If he is this confused, it
is because some other determinism has continuously given him the location
where he is. 

We want him to get into some kind of a state of mind whereby he can locate
himself and say, "I am here, and I am here because I say I am here, and
that is the only reason why I am here."

When he can recognize this with great certainty, you will know it, because
he will have certainty, faith, belief, security, force, and
self-confidence. These things lie in the security of knowing that "here is
here because I say it is here, and that is why it is here."

In such a wise, we can process a person. We can just have him elect
locations. We could have him walk around and out loud inform the walls
where they were, as a very crude process, but an extremely workable process.


Commands
Have the person walk around the room and inform the walls where they are.
In other words, the person says to the wall, "You are at 42nd and Broadway."
This is also run on other objects in the room and environment. Tables,
chairs, trees, etc. 


End Point
Run the process until a realization occurs, or an ability is regained. 

Cautions
None