Lifetime Scanning

August 8, 2004 on R3X Course

From: "Robert D."
Date: Sun Aug 8, 2004 12:59 pm
Subject: Lifetime Scanning

Lifetime Scanning is a process that combines R3X and lock scanning.

Lock scanning is a technique that LRH first wrote about in early 1951 (Volume 1 HCOBs). It has the advantage of being able to sweep across a large segment of time, like years. It was a definite advancement of the tech.

It was discovered to have a few major drawbacks though:

1. It was strictly light processing in that only locks were run with it. Engrams and heavy secondaries did not fare so well with it. They had to be avoided.
2. It tends to run shallow.
3. It can be tedious and time consuming, depending on the PC's ability to scan.

Lifetime scanning is R3X as applied to large segments of this lifetime in lock scanning fashion without the drawbacks that previously plagued lock scanning. With Lifetime Scanning the entire life can be systematically scanned out. I have found the result to be a this-lifetime clearing of the individual. I have found this technique to work well on people whether they have had a lot, little, or no previous processing.

Lifetime Scanning Technique

I like to start out by addressing a period of life that the PC complains about, usually recent times. I may start out with scanning the past week or month, then run since the beginning of the year, and then the fairly recent past period of time that might have been turbulent if it warrants special attention. Sometimes the duration of present relationships are good to scan out. This is all a matter for the person wearing the C/S hat to determine.

Lifetime Scanning truly begins with the scanning of the first few years of the person's life. Usually ten year increments are acceptable and workable, but that can be adjusted for the individual.

Scanning generally

I like to have the PC start by scanning without any attention to flows before I run it on flows.

The commands for this procedure are:

Auditor: "Move to the beginning of that period of time" (birth being the beginning of the first segment)
PC: (ack)
Auditor: "From that point forward to ten years old, move through to the end of that period of time" [auditor can add "and tell me when you're done" if he wishes]

After the PC goes through the scanning process, the auditor then goes into the Six-Direction process ("Get that period of time and put it above you.....below you...." etc.) to a release point.

Then the auditor has the PC scan through that period of time again.

These two steps are repeated as needed.

Alternate Approach

It's possible to start the PC out with the Six-Direction process and then scan afterwards. If the time period is very heavily charged and the auditor thinks the PC will have a rough time scanning the first time, that can be done.

Running Into Charged Areas

When the PC runs into a charged area that stops him from scanning further, the auditor can temporarily change direction and run the PC on R3X on that single incident until it's flat, and afterwards resume the lifetime scanning.

This procedure can be continued until the entire lifetime is flat.

Scanning by flow

Then one starts all over again by running the periods of time 4 flows. That is done using the following commands:

Auditor: "Move to the beginning of that period of time"
PC: (ack)

Flow 1

Auditor: "From that point forward to ten years old, scan through all the incidents where you experienced stress"

Flow 2

Auditor: "From that point forward to ten years old, scan through all the incidents where you caused another or others to experience stress"

Flow 3

Auditor: "From that point forward to ten years old, scan through all the incidents where others caused others or themselves to experience stress"

Flow 0

Auditor: "From that point forward to ten years old, scan through all the incidents where you caused yourself to experience stress.

This is followed up the same way as the previous run-through with no flows. The only difference is that the auditor should say "Get that series of incidents..." instead of "get that period of time". A minor point, but it's meant to minimize any possible confusion for the PC.

The commands above are the ones I prefer to use. If the auditor feels more comfortable using the flow commands that are more close to R3R, that will work too.


Running Lifetime Scanning this way, general scanning first and then running the four flows afterwards, is a gradient approach. The auditor can also go straight into running the four flows right away if it's warranted.

I use the button "stress" because it encompasses anything that involves resistance - which is the basic makeup of the bank.

Robert D.