The WTS promotes the idea of congregations being managed by a Body or Elders who all follow their rules and so are in full agreement with how things should be done.
Was your hall like this?
Out hall was a constant battlefield for power between a couple of elders and their families - relatives that had been promoted to various positions. It wasn't some hidden secret, it was blatant and obvious. Looking back it seems bizarre that anyone could reconcile their behavior and attitudes with the notion that they were being "guided" by holy spirit.
(and can someone explain how "guidance" works without it being "possession"?)
What was your hall like? Was it one of those straight from the pages of the WTS or was it a bunch or people fighting for power, position and control?