You need to understand how the lineplot fits together, but you should not try to put one together yourself until after you have taken a great deal of charge off of the goal. One of the biggest mistakes in the SHSBC research into actual GPMs was to try and find the lineplot items before keying out the goal.

You can run problems, overts, etc. off of the goal until you feel better about it. You can actually make the goal FN (free needle) on an E-meter by these means and you can get to the point where you will begin to realize what the items are without searching for them. Then the lineplot becomes a very simple matter.

I don't know if you can develop a lineplot without using an E-Meter. Certainly you can handle problems and overts without one (and you need to be able to so that you can keep on advancing even if you are in a bodiless state). But the meter is a tremendous help in knowing that you've got the items right. Here I will assume that you have one and know something about the Scientology listing and nulling (L&N) technology. If not, then you can still make it by taking so much charge off of the goal with general processes (discussed later) that the items become super easy to spot. There are tricks for meterless listing (which I will discuss in another write-up), but they are not safe if there is too much charge kicking around in the area.

You can still make tremendous gains and take each of a series of GPMs to a state of release even without running any lineplots. But you still need to see how the lineplot works so that you know how the goal decays and can recognize the occasional line plot item that will show up if you run general processes on the goal.

The procedure would be:

a) find out what your current actual GPM is (discussed later, you may know it by the end of reading this write-up).

b) run general processes on the goal (discussed later) until you cognite (have a sudden realization) on what is the current item that you're being.

c) Now you can either do the lineplot or just continue on with general processes on the goal.

d) you begin the lineplot by taking the current item (which you will already have found) and working backwards in time back to the point where you postulated the goal.

Because of the way you run this, the item at the top of the page is the most recent and the one at the bottom of the page is the oldest. The is the reverse of how an implant platen would be written because there you would have the first (earliest) item implanted up at the top of the page and would be running forward in time as you went down the page.

In other words, as you look down the page, you have the items arranged in the order that you find them (most recent working backwards) and as you look up the page, you see them in the order that you lived them.

We write the things that you are being (the terminals) on the left side, and the things you are opposed by (the Opterms) on the right. The direction of the arrows shows successful opposition.

Here is a sample, with the "A"s being terminals and the "B"s being opterms and the higher numbers being later in time. The direction of the arrows shows successful opposition.

---> B3
A3 <---
---> B2
A2 <---
---> B1

A1 <---

You would initially find item A4 which is, lets say, what you are currently being. You became this to solve the problems given to you by B3, which had successfully opposed you when you were A3.

Once you get this, you can then start at the bottom and see that you began by being item A1 and then B1 showed up and kicked your teeth in. So you became A2 to solve that and it worked, but then B2 showed up and successfully opposed you and so you abandoned A2 and became A3 etc. This is the pattern of current existence.

To make this a little more obvious, I will give you a piece of the lineplot I worked up on my goal "To Be Intelligent". Remember that this is an actual GPM and the items would be different for anybody else even if they were doing the same goal.

-----------> A MORALIST


This is just a slice out of the middle of a series of about 50 pairs of items which stretch back for about 16,000 years (I eventually found the dates and put together descriptions of the lifetimes) and I'm still living in the upper section of this GPM before it decays down to crushing strong men and attacking all other intellectuals as being too stupid to live.

To work backwards in time, you list "Who or what would a ... oppose". You can also use "solve" or "successfully oppose" or maybe even "handle successfully".

For me (because these are my items), it was obvious that a "Sharpie" could successfully oppose a "Moralist" and that a moralist would successfully oppose a free thinker, etc.

You then check this by working up from the earliest (at the bottom of the page) and seeing that each item is successfully opposed by or stopped by the one above it. If you do need to list the next item going up, the question would be "Who or what would a ... be opposed by" or "be stopped by".

For background information, I'll mention how I lived this bunch of items.

As a fast thinker, I was a Spanish soldier sent to the Americas (part of the conquistadors) and felt that I died in battle because of the ignorant clouts around me. So in the next lifetime I became a man of learning and joined a monastery and studied as a monk. But the literal minded priests did me in (the inquisition). So I rebelled against morality and became a free thinker. I spent that lifetime as a girl, a Spanish dancer and part time whore. Of course the moralists did me in so I became a sharp trader in the next lifetime so that I could take advantage of them and do them in etc. Of course there were overts here too. As a learned monk, I really ranted and raved at the peasants (ignorant clouts) and made their lives miserable. As a free thinker (dancer, etc.), I really twisted those literal minded noblemen and horny priests around my finger, etc.

If you hold off on trying to put the lineplot together until the goal is fairly well discharged, you will find that you can generally just spot each item in sequence. Only rarely will you have to list a couple of items before you get the right one (which will FN on the meter). One thing that does happen is that sometimes you miss a pair of items (because the one you are on can usually successfully oppose earlier opterms almost as well as it opposed the opterm it really was used against and the earlier ones are hot enough that they will react on the meter). In other words, as I was working back from a free thinker in the above lineplot, I might have come up with an ignorant clout as the opterm that it successfully opposed the first time I was working my way back and accidentally skipped the literal minded person and the man of learning.

The way you handle this is that you occasionally call off the lineplot items and see that they are all FNing on the meter and if the FN turns off, there is something wrong, usually a skipped pair of items (or a pair out of order). Usually the items are all correct because they did FN before, but the pattern of items might be slightly off.

The way you call it is you would say:

A sharpie would oppose a moralist A moralist would oppose a free thinker A free thinker would oppose a literal minded person etc. working down the page.

Then you work up the page calling them as:

A fast thinker would be opposed (stopped) by an ignorant clout An ignorant clout would be opposed (stopped) by a man of learning. A man of learning would be opposed by a literal minded person. etc.

You can call the items in any section of the lineplot like this and even work up and down (reversing the question) around a small area if there is some uncertainty. As you call off the items of your own actual GPM this way, they should make total sense to you and seem totally obvious because they are the anatomy of how you have been acting and living life. If it doesn't seem that way, they you haven't gotten the items right. Of course somebody else's items (mine in the example) might seem slightly wrong because they are not your items.

If you are having a bad day, or there are other errors, or the goal is still a bit charged up, the items might rocket read (RR) instead of FNing. That's OK. But if you're getting FNs and then an item RRs, there is probably an error (usually a missed pair or a pair out of order).

Your final target on this is to get an FNing lineplot (a complete plot with a persistent FN as you call all the items going down to the beginning of the goal and then back up to present time using the statements given above for calling the items).

This procedure is slightly different from the various Routine 3M procedures that Ron developed for finding lineplots. The exact R3M listing questions and methods lead to finding implanted GPMs and they don't work very well on Actual GPMs.