The way I see it
Many people who have been in the Church, have ended up on the outside with distinctly negative feelings about their experience.
In my many years as an auditor, I would quite often recover people who had fallen off of the Bridge. Typically they had mixed feelings about Scientology. That is, they had had good and bad experiences. These good/bad experiences may have occurred regarding their auditing, being on staff, or just as a student.
I would handle this by doing appropriate correction lists and simple actions such as ruds or an L1C on charged terminals or charged areas. People would typically get great wins from this, but what was most interesting was that the wins they were getting weren’t from the auditing I was doing on them. They were getting the full impact of wins that they had gotten previously in their auditing or training that were obscured and nullified by the charge that they also had associated with it.
I noticed this subjectively myself at one point when as a pc I was asked about every auditor that had audited me, and after an L1C was done on each reading one, I suddenly had lots of case gain that was not apparent previously. Not only that, but it also improved me as an auditor, because I had subjective reality on everything that the auditors had done that had bypassed charge on me, whether I really noticed it at the time or not.
Anyone that has been in Scientology for any length of time, anyone who has done some bridge or some training, is smarter and stronger as a result. However, to the extent that the entire experience has been layered over with restimulated charge, these wins will be compromised and not manifesting in life. A few hours of targetted auditing will clean up lots of bypassed charge and restore to you all the positive things that were gained. Whatever your experience with Scientology and the Church, it can be cleaned up to a point where you don’t have attention on it anymore. You’d be surprised how good that feels.