Tad Reeves and wife Kat are parents of three children ages seven months, 6 and 7. Kat had to take a trip to Los Angeles, California to receive Scientology services for advanced spiritual religious services. The Reeves concern was how to make their trip as comfortable as possible with the three little ones. They were face with three options, drive, fly or ride the train.
If they drove it would take 20 hours, flying is expensive, and so the Reeves opted “to book a trip on Amtrak.”
“They took the Amtrak Coast Starlight from Portland down to Los Angeles, and even with a sleeper care it was still less expensive than flying and it was completely stress-free. Of course it did not hurt that the 6 and 7 year olds were brought up with Thomas the Train making trains one of their favorite things in the world.”
Thomas the Tank Engine is a steam locomotive in the railroad business and a popular character in the series Thomas and Friends.
The kids loved the train ride, as the family took the Amtrak Coast Starlight to Los Angeles.
When the family arrived “at Los Angeles Union Station, a Church shuttle was already there, ready to take the family into Hollywood.”
“What particularly helped them with their week in Los Angeles was the grand opening last summer of two Scientology religious retreats, the Fountain and the Golden Crest, specifically to cater to individuals and families like the Reeves, traveling to the city for advanced services.”
The Fountain and Golden Crest retreats serve “record number” of Scientology believers who are looking to spiritual advancement.
“The Reeves described the Golden Cress as ideal for families.” They reserved a two-bedroom suite, which like an apartment, had kitchen, dining area, living area. It was very spacious and worked well for the family of five.
Tad indicated that Kat is the rock—-the absolute center that the family revolves around, and his attitude toward Kat is anything we can do that helps her be happy and stable as an individual is energy well-invested.
Scientology, a 62-year-old religion founded by American Philosopher L. Ron Hubbard is an applied religious philosophy that implies individuals are spiritual in nature and it is possible for them to know about the mind, spirit and life. The applied principles of Scientology helps one to resolve individual, family and group problems.
Tad indicated that Kat was to receive one of the fundamentals of Scientology, auditing. It helps an individual rid themselves of spiritual disabilities, increase own spiritual abilities, and helps them to become happier, stable and able to handle life.
A couple focuses during auditing is objectives and problem release. Objectives teach individuals how to live in the present moment and problem release addresses why a person feels the need to have problems to survive. It allows them to spot the source of problems and make them vanish. Rad and Kat have experiences this and indicated it has brought calmness to their home.
Tad and Kat says the biggest benefit practicing Scientology, besides their convenient train trip, has been the general emotional and personal stability they have gained. They have found easier ways to communicate about problems and can be a unified and involved team with it comes to working with their kids.
Tad indicates, “I think a huge part of our participation in Scientology has been the constant opportunities for productive introspection upon our goals, our strengths and our shortcomings, and has given so many avenues to us to improve areas where we feel we could do better. As parents, we don’t have any other standard than wanting to have done the best job possible for our kids, which is what it’s all about anyhow.”