8. ADVANCED PROCESSES ON OPTERMS
By this point, the terminal should be fairly well cleaned up and a great deal of charge should have already been removed on the opterms, so that they should now be easy to run directly.
8.1 THE BASIC OPTERM
There will be a basic opposition terminal which is the opposite of the terminal. For intelligence it would be "a stupid person" or "stupid people".
We want the underlying characteristic rather than a specific opterm, so the listing question would be as follows:
a) What kind of people would a(n) ____ oppose.
This should yield the basic opterm. But there is a chance that you will come up with the prior opterm (the terminal of the previous goal - for example "stupid holy people").
If necessary, you can also list:
a) What kind of people would a(n) ____ be opposed by.
Again this should yield the basic opterm, but here you might get the future opterm (the terminal of the next goal - for example "stupid strong men").
If neither list yields the basic one, then spot the common underlying characteristic of both answers.
8.2 OPTERM PROCESS
Run this on the basic opterm found above.
a) what action or attitude would (opterm) have towards (terminal). b) what action or attitude would (terminal) have towards (opterm). c) what action or attitude would (terminal) have towards others. d) what action or attitude would others have towards (terminal). e) what action or attitude would (opterm) have towards others. f) what action or attitude would others have towards (opterm). g) what action or attitude would (opterm) withhold from (terminal). h) what action or attitude would (terminal) withhold from (opterm).
(this is based on the process Routine 3D whole track O/W by LRH).
8.3 FINDING THE NEXT GOAL
As you run the earlier GPMs prior to the current one, you will already have handled the next one later in time (because you are working backwards) and will know what it is.
But for the new GPM that you are living right now, you might not know what the next one is going to be. It might be obvious from the processing that has already been done on the goal, or it might be obvious from the general pattern suggested by Incident 1 (discussed earlier). But we can't guarantee that, because the goals were only suggested and your own postulate of each goal might vary slightly from the pattern.
There is also the question of how deep are you into the current GPM. Up near the top, you might not yet have any contact with the next one in the series and so you might need to skip any handling of it because there is nothing there to run. If you are already going out the bottom of the current goal, then there might be serious overts and charge on the next one that is coming up.
The following listing question can be used to find the next goal that is coming up in the future:
a) What Goal would successfully oppose the goal "...(current goal)...".
You can also get this by listing for the future opterm as follows:
b) What kind of a person would successfully oppose a(n).....
or even with
c) What kind of a person would be dangerous to a(n).....
Once you have a goal, you can get the terminal of that goal by listing "who or what would want ...(goal)...".
Once you have a terminal (in the case the future opterm will be the terminal of the next goal), you can get the goal by listing "what goal would a(n).... have".
You can work around with a number of these questions and satisfy yourself that the answers fit together and make sense. When you're finished, you should know what the next goal and its terminal (which is the future opterm of the current goal) are, or you can be satisfied that there is no future opterm in view yet.
On earlier GPMs, you already know the answers to these questions, so you just check them over to be sure that you've got everything right.
8.4 RUNNING THE FUTURE OPTERM
Now use the same process from 8.2 above but use the future opterm instead of the direct opterm.
This might not have a lot of charge when you're handling your present time GPM. But if you're near the end of the full cycle of decay, there will be horrible unjustified overts against the next GPM coming up and you might even turn on a Rock Slam meter reaction on this process.
If it seems necessary, you can run more processes on overts committed against the future opterm.
Also, if an RS does turn on, or (running without a meter) if you get very hateful and evil towards the future opterm, then spot and blow the earlier false purpose. Also, if needed, spot the original scene in incident one that set you up for this whole mess.
Once you are running earlier GPMs, you will already have run this area because the future goal will already have been processed. But you should check if there is any more charge on committing overts against the future opterm. If so, you could run an O/W process such as "what would (terminal) do to (future opterm)", "what would (terminal) withhold from (future opterm).
8.5 FINDING THE PREVIOUS GOAL
Now we want the goal that came before the one we're handling. The earlier one is solved by the current one.
List for the goal as follows:
a) What Goal would be successfully opposed by the goal "...(current goal)...".
You can also get this by listing for the prior opterm as follows:
b) What kind of a person would be successfully opposed by a(n).....
You can also use "solved by" in place of "successfully opposed by".
This works like step 8.3 above except that now you're looking backwards.
8.6 RUNNING THE PRIOR OPTERM
Now use the same process from 8.2 above but use the prior opterm instead of the direct opterm.
This may suddenly reveal a horrible mass of unjustified overts that you committed while you were doing the previous goal. If so, then get as much off as you can because this is what will really restore abilities and open up your recall of the earlier goal.
On earlier GPMs, this area can be very hot, so you might need to run an additional process:
a) what overt might ..(prior opterm).. commit against ..(terminal).. b) how would he justify that.
Also, if an RS does turn on, then spot and blow the earlier false purpose. Also, if needed, spot the original scene in incident one that set you up for this whole mess.
8.7 WHAT TO DO NEXT
By this point, the current GPM should probably be falling apart in your hands and you should have some awareness of the earlier GPM that you abandoned.
Now you should be able to do the lineplot easily (see above).
When you do the lineplot, run it all the way back into the decayed ending section of the previous goal (found in 8.5 above) and try to get back to the point where you made the postulate to not do that goal.
After running the lineplot, you can optionally go through it again and try to date and identify the lifetimes that go with the items. You should already have an idea of these from doing the lineplot, but it helps open up your recall to get the dates.
As a final step, date when you postulated the goal. Then search for and write down any other postulates you made concerning the goal.
After this you can either run the rock or just start running the next earlier GPM (which you should have identified above).