"It was really freeing," says Michele, of San Francisco, mom to 8-month-old Kai.
(Last names have been omitted throughout for privacy.) "My husband used to pull out or stop to put on a condom.
It is also what Scientologists use to control people in relation to their emotional states.
I can say that I’ve seen this used effectively, but as with most things, I can’t say it’s actually unique to Scientology. As for Sweeney, we saw him recently in New York, and none of his emotional states — Witty, Inquisitive, and Irreverent — show up on Hubbard’s scale, for some reason. CLAIRE: The Tone Scale runs from 40.0 at the top (Serenity of Beingness) down to Body Death at 0.0 and then all the way down to -40.0, Total Failure.
There are times when God calls us to patiently wait on his timing.
But perhaps like Ruth, God wants you to take some action. In fact, it may require greater faith in God for you to take a risk, be vulnerable and perhaps learn some new skills that will help you better relate to those around you.
And being shy means that I am a ‘good’ Christian girl.
However, for me, as the years passed, I wondered if this was true. It seemed that in every other area of life God requires my active participation.
Ron Hubbard’s “Tone Scale.” As early as his 1950 book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, Hubbard was comparing life to a trip up and down a sort of keyboard of emotions.Later, that notion took firm hold in what he called his Tone Scale — a numerical value for determining a person’s emotional state.