Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Church of Scientology of Tampa holds weekly Dianetics Seminars. On their Dianetics website they provide the following information:
The Hubbard Dianetics Seminar
If you’ve ever felt there was something holding you back in life, ruining your plans and stopping you from being who you want to be, you were right.
The fact is, there is a single source of all your problems, stress, unhappiness and self-doubt. It’s called the reactive mind - the hidden part of your mind that stores all painful experiences, then uses them against you.
With Dianetics you will learn the exact procedures to eradicate the source of your unreasonable fears, stress and insecurity.
It’s time to get rid of your reactive mind—and with Dianetics you can.
At the two-day Hubbard Dianetics Seminar:
- You’ll meet people like yourself—those who are ready to tackle what is holding them back in life—and learn how to apply the techniques of Dianetics.
- With lots of demonstrations and a film detailing every aspect of Dianetics theory and procedure, you’ll know exactly how it’s done.
- You’ll have the assistance of trained Dianetics specialists every step of the way.
Find out how easy it is to locate and handle the source of your stress, anxiety and worry—and get rid of it.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Clearwater Volunteer Minister Returns from Haiti
If you are from Clearwater or spend any time there you know the One-Stop Shop downtown. You can buy ANYTHING there (well, nearly) and the guy who runs it is famous for his sense of humor and being a really cool guy.
Well, if you were wondering where he disappeared to earlier this year, this story should clear that up for you!
Paris Morfopoulos (far left) with other Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Haiti
Clearwater, Florida—Paris Morfopoulos, best known to Downtown Clearwater visitors as the calm but cheerful owner of the One Stoppe Shoppe, just returned from a tour of duty as a Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Haiti.
A Volunteer Minister is defined by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard as “…a person who on a strictly volunteer basis helps out his fellow man by providing simple, basic counseling to people he meets to assist them in overcoming difficulties they may be having in life.” Volunteer Ministers are trained in basic Scientology techniques through the Scientology Handbook.
This is Paris’ second trip to the earthquake-damaged country. “I can tell you that there is a lot of enthusiasm and activity in helping to rebuild the shattered country and lives of the Haitian people,” he said. “The physical infrastructure is still in shambles and the rubble seems to be largely still where it was when I was last there in February. But many, many people are pitching in and the work is going forward.”
Paris was impressed most with the spirit of the Haitian people, who despite living in makeshift tents—some as rudimentary as a bed sheet held up by four poles—greeted him and his fellow volunteers with a friendly smile.
“We were welcomed everywhere and even spent over an hour with one of Haiti’s most prominent lawyers. He was very grateful for our assistance since the earthquake. He told us ‘After the quake, there was no hope left in Haiti. But then the Volunteer Ministers came and there was hope!’”
In the last few months since the earthquake, many thousands of people have been trained in basic Scientology techniques so they can assist their fellow Haitians. Over 300,000 people have been helped through the Volunteer Minister program in Haiti.
“We still have Russian Volunteer Ministers actively helping at the General Hospital every day,” said Paris, who also met Volunteer Ministers from Hungary, Mexico and France.
While in Haiti, Paris also visited the Future of Haiti Orphanage, which is providing a safe environment, a stable home and a good education to 150 children who would otherwise still be roaming the streets of Port-au-Prince after their previous orphanages collapsed in the quake.
“I visited with Michela Schneider, the director of the orphanage, and the children,” said Paris. “I was very touched by their friendliness and affection. I brought a backpack full of gifts for one child, a beautiful ten-year-old girl with the very appropriate name ‘Lovely’. It made her very, very happy and she wrote a very touching letter that I brought back with me to give to her sponsor, Ericka Miranda.”
Paris encourages people to find out more about the orphanage at their website, www.thefutureofhaiti.org
As a closing note, Paris wanted readers to know that though Haiti has disappeared from the evening news, there is still much to be done in that country.
“If you would like to help, either financially or by going there and giving these people a hand, contact the Volunteer Ministers at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know. They will help you get there. It is tough and there is much that is unpleasant to confront, but it is truly rewarding and you will fall in love with the people of Haiti.
For more information on Volunteer Ministers Haiti disaster relief visit blog.volunteerministers.org
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