As the founder of Causism, see definition in the next paragraph, I was very recently introduced to Inner Critic. To say I was surprised at what I read is putting it mildly because I have been researching this same area for well over 50 years and the 50 is not a misprint or typo. As the work unfolded, revealing its incredible truths, I became quite a missionary about it, hence all these years devoted to it.Lear More
Depression is arguably the single most common malady affecting society today. Like the common cold, it affects young and old, rich and poor, blue-collar workers and white-collar workers, labourers and executives and colour or creed is no barrier; all are depression’s potential victims.
In medicine, Depression has various classifications that are given specific names, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post Natal Depression, plus other terms such as, Manic Depression and a term not so common today, Nervous Breakdown. Manic Depression refers to a sufferer who alternates between very high moods and equally low moods. Depression in all its guises does not have a physical component, so can only be an emotional complaint.Lear More
The genus of this article was a recent conversation with Sherrie Hatfield during which the subject of life’s pleasures and specifically pleasure moments came up. I do not remember specifically what prompted me to voice it but I said, “You cannot address pleasure moments as an item in a session.” The simplistic explanation of why this is the case, so impressed Sherrie that she insisted
that I write it up, hence this article.
Life is composed of both positive and negative elements and a MEM session addresses negatives with the aim of eliminating them and thus leaving natural and inherent positives in their place.
From this flows the fact that it is not possible to create pleasure moments per se, all you can create are the circumstances, which generate pleasure moments. The demarcation between the two is very subtle; pleasure itself is a natural phenomenon indicating that one’s attitude is totally positive and devoid of any non-survival or negative vibes, but the circumstances that produced it are not natural; they are the result of human activity, personal or impersonal.
In the game of life, there are two fundamental personal elements:
1. The Being itself
2. The Being’s body.
Society as a whole is so materialistically oriented that attention on one’s body has for so many individuals, collapsed the Being and the Body into a single entity.
The basic urge in life is to survive and that urge is predominantly and naturally manifested in the desire to preserve one’s body. The simple but seldom considered aspect of that is that we need a body to play the game. This is often never given credence so is basically ignored. However, a fundamental attribute of the Being is that it is not only invisible but is eternal, in other words, it is indestructible. Death is actually the departure of this entity from the body.
Pleasure and survival are synonymous and therefore almost indistinguishable, so probably the best way to make this real is to introduce pain into the equation. Pain is nature’s way of indicating that there is a non-survival element at play.
Pain itself is a feeling of discomfort and can be mild or in some cases is so intense as to cause unconsciousness. Pain is of two types, physical and emotional. Although Causism research and development has found that some physical pain is the product of a particular negative emotion and responds positively to one of our procedures, treating and alleviating physical pain is the
province of medicine. However, addressing emotional pain is definitely the province of Causism.
As stated above, pleasure is present when a person is surviving well and a ‘pleasure moment’ is defined as a moment of self-awareness of that fact. It is always associated with a sense of well-
The fundamental aim in life is to survive and if the survival potential were graphed alongside a graph of happiness they would be found to be co-incident. This attention on the survival of one’s body means that activities are naturally classified as non-survival or pro-survival.
© John Mace. August 19th 2015Lear More
In today’s modern world, addiction can take on many different guises. While most people are familiar with addictions to substances such as illegal drugs, alcohol, nicotine and gambling, it is also possible to become addicted to prescription medication, food, sex, shopping, spending, television, and even the internet.Lear More
Feelings control our lives, they control what we say or don’t say, also what we do or don’t do. Feelings also affect our attitudes and all decisions we make, so they are very important to our lives. Hence, we need to know more about them. Feelings can be positive or negative (unwanted), and constructive or destructive. Herein lies the key to finding happiness and success in the various areas of our lives be it, at work, at home, or in our social life.
Think about this fact: we can’t actually see our feelings but we sure experience them. Good or positive feelings are fine. They feel expansive, light and enjoyable – the spice of life, so to say. Conversely, the unwanted negative feelings are another matter and the reason for this article. Negative feelings feel heavy, restrictive and they often stop us doing what we would like to do which can and does result in unhappiness and failure in our lives.
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
How often have you heard someone say “I feel weighed down by problems.” What they are actually experiencing is the heaviness of the unwanted negative feelings. Research and application in a completely new direction, which has been carried out over many years, has proven that we each create all of our own feelings. This may seem like bad news when we think of our unwanted negative feelings, but it has lead to some very good news. If we are responsible for creating our own negative feelings, then we can also be responsible to also do away with them permanently, with a little help and direction. I will explain how this is achieved later, but first, I will explain how they are created and then play out in our lives.
Positive feelings, which we knowingly create are fine and cause us no problems. However, the negative ones are unknowingly created during times when we are overwhelmed in life, such as a shock, trauma or upset, or when our whole world seems to collapse. Who has not experienced these ‘upsets?’
You may be wondering why we would ever create a negative feeling. Well, in a normal condition, we would not. But while in the overwhelm of the aforementioned upsets, it’s a completely different matter. This research has found that once we have these overwhelming, it’s almost as if we stay in the bubble of the feeling of the overwhelm or drop back into it easily until it is addressed with this new method.
Some examples of this:
- Say a person loses a partner in tragic circumstances and you find them still experiencing the sadness years and years later. They are still stuck in the bubble that I mentioned.
- A person who is normally happy then drops into a rage for no apparent reason has dropped back into the bubble of an old upset and are dramatizing it. A common way to explain this is that the person has been triggered.
There are many more examples, but generally, when a person reacts irrationally, they have dropped back into an old feeling belonging to the bubble of an earlier upsetting overwhelm. Once these negative feelings are accidentally created, they affect our lives in the same way as a virus affects a computer. These negative feelings either by bringing out wrong answers, causing more upsets and problems or stopping us from doing what we want to. In other words, they stop us from being our true self.
This research has also proven that the more times we experience or play out these negative feelings, the stronger they become and the weaker we become. Then they control us. Hence, the earlier statement: our feelings control our lives. And that’s not always in a helpful or a positive way.
Check this list to see if any negative feelings are controlling you:
- Do you often say or do something (react), then regret it almost immediately?
- Do you lose your cool easily or stress a lot?
- In general, are relationships troublesome for you?
- Do you experience study or learning problems?
- Do you suffer from a phobia?
- Are you suffering from postpartum depression?
- Are you an ex-service person suffering from PTSD?
- Do you seem to be stuck in a low mood?
- Do you suffer recurring bad dreams?
- Is procrastination holding you back in life or causing you a problem?
- Is low self-esteem or lack of confidence holding you back?
These are only some of the problems that have quickly surrendered to this unique and simple method. All of the above indicate that one or more negative feelings are in control. If you have answered yes to one or more of the above problems, I will explain how you can delete or do away with them permanently so that you can take charge of your life.
The body of knowledge behind this new method, which as I said earlier, is a result of many years of research and refinement, has been named ‘Causism.’ This name was chosen because it has the client quickly deal only with the actual cause of any type of problem without the client having to relive or talk about an embarrassing or traumatic experience.
This research and experience have concluded that just talking about life’s problems has no permanent therapeutic effect and can even make a client feel worse. It’s not what has happened to us (the story) that is important, only the negative effects we still carry as a result. When these effects are addressed properly with this new method, then we are really set free to just enjoy our lives.
The actual method used has been named the Mace Energy Method after John Mace, the founder and researcher.
The word ‘energy’ is used because it has been found that every negative feeling is holding captive some of our precious energy and potential in negativity. Incidentally, energy is similar to a feeling in as much as you can’t actually see it, but you certainly observe its effects.
When your negative feelings are deleted using this method, what happens is that the energy being held captive comes back to you to add to your positive side. My favourite analogy is getting your money back from a bad investment so that you can make a fresh start and enjoy your life.
This method does not generally require more than one or two sessions and can be done over Skype or telephone. Deleting negative feelings has been a life-changing experience for many people. If you would like or need to experience this, please get in touch with us. If you would like to know more about the literature involving Causism, please visit our sister website.
About the Author
John Avery has personally known John Mace, the Father of Causism and the Mace Energy Method. As one of the first fully-trained Mace Energy Method Practitioners, John has met clients under various circumstances and has helped all of them regain their happiness and reclaim their true selves. Aside from being an MEM Practitioner, John is also one of the pioneers of the Causism Institute – an institution devoted to training incoming Mace Energy Method Practitioners.
You can learn more about John in his profile page here.
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