The Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VM) Cavalcade made an appearance at the annual Boulder Creek Festival over Memorial Day weekend.
Volunteer ministers offered their standard “nerve assists” to the crowd, an “action undertaken to help a person confront physical difficulties,” according to the book by L. Ron Hubbard, Assists for Illness and Injuries (one of the many VM booklets that outline solutions for everyday living.)
From handling aching feet and backs to helping people of other religions find workable ways to understand their sacred scriptures more effectively, festival goers learned that a Scientology Volunteer Minister truly has tools so that “Something Can Be Done About It,” the slogan of the VM corps.
A young civil engineer from India found many points in the VM handbooks that aligned with his religion. Another young man said that he had “done a lot of personal growth and that is life was good, but he would like to be a bit better in social situations.” The Volunteer Minister showed him how something called the “Tone Scale,” could help him understand where people were coming from and how to communicate with them more effectively.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers with their bright yellow shirts underneath tents of the same color have helped at major disaster areas around the world including 9-11, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake and countless others. The idea behind the VM corps is to “bring conscience and kindness and love and freedom from travail by instilling into [society] trust, decency, honesty, and tolerance.”