Love is stronger than mind control. Steve Hassan.
My Story: - Sydney, Melbourne, Saint Hill - Becoming Free to Shine...
Know that it is okay to not communicate if you choose to do so. As you destimulate, you will eventually want to communicate...but there is no hurry...do it when YOU are ready. You will know when that time comes...it will be a natural occurrence.
I found it difficult to communicate to non Scientologists about my experience. When I thought I was ready, I'd formulate the thought and realize how crazy it all sounded.
I spent a lot of time being interested in others and finding out what normal people do. Eventually I was able to establish an acceptable way of communicating without sounding like I was a whack job, myself. And then, I only gave little doses of "my story" because it really was too out reality for them.
This was terribly important when it came time for getting a job, when all of my work experience was somehow connected to an organization or Scientology group. I had to find a way to show my skills without them contacting my references...and at the same time, have an acceptable reason as to why I did not want my references contacted. Taking a bit of time to organize your thoughts can result in a big payoff. In my case, I applied for an entry level position and was offered an executive position...without verifying my work history...despite giving a homeless shelter as my address.
You have way more to offer than you have been given credit for. As long as you keep your integrity in, you will succeed in anything you set out to do.
Surround yourself with caring, positive people.
The first thing to do is leap for joy! Also, avoid Scientology and, what ever you do, stay off the cans. Consuming more of what ails you cannot cure you. Ever. If you're not coping with the withdrawal, seek professional help from a formally trained, licensed therapist, ideally one with experience in dealing with people who have left cults. Its vital that you stop thinking and speaking using Scientology words and concepts. For example, do not blame yourself by dwelling on ideas like you are an SP/PTS failure doomed for eternity. Such negative introspection is a large part of the L Ron Hubbard implant used to keep people close to the Kool Aid and suffering. Remember you are not alone. Thousands have come before you and, by far, the majority thrive once Scientology's shackles of the mind have been dissolved.
"A person will never be free from Scientology if they use Scientology to explain Scientology - they will always be left with huge unexplained gaps that can never be answered because the answers Scientology gives are inadequate and false." - Alanzo
When you have walked out of the building for the last time, be somewhere else. Go somewhere that is unlikely to have been or to be disclosed to the org. It is essential that you frustrate their efforts to "salvage" you, particularly during your first few days of coming to terms with reality--even if you drive to a camping spot and sleep in the car for a few days. You can get out and walk on real dirt and grass!
If you do go to family, make sure they are trained to say, "No, we haven't seen him since (whatever works best for you)" to anyone ringing or knocking on the door. You have vanished. No one knows where you have gone. If you do have a car that could be recognised, ask someone to park it elsewhere.
There are two "moments" when you leave:
1. The decision while still inside that you are going to walk out;
2. The decision once outside that you are not going back.
#2 is the toughest while you are still vulnerable to "recovery" actions. That is why you want to be out of circulation for at least a week or, in my case, a month.
If you've been inside long enough, it takes all the commitment that has been demanded of you to ensure that you then stay on the outside.
"During the chaos of the Eugenics Wars, cultists infiltrated NASA and substituted their own LRH Golden Discs for the official 'Sounds of Earth' records that were to be launched in the Voyager 6 mission. / Hilarity ensued." Gene Roddenberry
SIC GORGIAMUS ALLOS SUBJECTATOS NUNC
$cientology is only a laughable, but sick, joke on all it's dwindling adherents