This is a series of auditing steps is named after what it does — enhance a person's general level of understanding through the positive re-familiarization with their own past. "ARC" stands for Affinity, Reality and Communication, the component parts of Understanding. It is a new idea to many that something as nebulous as "understanding" as not only been defined in this way, but broken down into it's component parts. Hubbard found that increasing any one of these three elements also increased the other two. ARC Straightwire reconnects a person with mostly positive moments in their past, as if by stringing a "straight wire" right back to the moment and having the person examine the memory safely. Surprisingly, this Communication process results in a significant increase of affinity, especially the affinity for self. The sense of Reality is also greatly augmented. The three component parts of Understanding expand outward eventually resulting in a realization that the worst is behind them, times need never be as bad as they were in the past. This dawning awakening brings a dramatic sense of new-found freedom. The entire level generally requires around 25 hours or so of auditing time, which is best delivered intensively in about two weeks.