Certainty of Self
There is a gulf of infinite dimension between “Knowing” and “Knowing About”. The former is ‘subjective’ whereas the latter is obviously ‘objective’. Subjective refers to a person’s own universe, their own thoughts, ideas and experiences, but objective refers to that which is outside the realms of one’s own universe. This is very pertinent as regards the personal awareness of who we really are. Believing you are a spiritual being is one thing but KNOWING you are a spiritual being is another thing altogether.
A simplistic everyday example of “Knowing” compared to “Knowing About” is of a young girl watching her mother cook a cake. Her viewpoint of cooking a cake is decidedly objective. It is only after she has personally confronted and mastered the various skills involved that she has a subjective reality of making that particular recipe, so it is worth noting that her knowledge of cooking a roast dinner is probably still objective. Another example, the differences between objective and subjective can be likened to the difference between observing and doing.
A search on the Internet will show that history is littered with great and revered individuals who are categorized as Thinkers. Thinking is an inherent ability we all enjoy, but the word as an adjectival noun is generally assigned to those who have contributed greatly to philosophic discourse. They are too numerous to list here but Confucius and Loa Tzu (Loa Tze) of ancient China, plus Aristotle, Plato and Socrates of ancient Greece and Buddha of the Indian subcontinent are well known along with the more recent Westerners such as John Stuart Mills, Emanuel Kant, John Locke and Rene Descartes.
The Internet is similarly littered with their sayings, but the following lines that are attributed to Lao Tzu, aligns elegantly and beautifully with the overall purpose of Causism and its Mace Energy Method. The message it contains is so profound that it is beyond description.
• If you are depressed you are living in the past.
• If you are anxious you are living in the future.
• If you are at peace you are living in the present.
Please note that these few simple words are a perfect example of what Sir Winston Churchill, Britain’s leader during the 1939-45 war meant when he said, “Never use a big word if a small word will do!”
An example of him practising what he preached is this piece of masterful oratory from the early 1940s when after the “battle of Britain”, (Germany’s air onslaught on Britain after the fall of France) in an acknowledgment to the RAF fighter pilots he said, “Never before in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few!”
The quote from Loa Tze, in a few simple words and three short lines, so elegantly and perfectly align with the aims of Causism and its Mace Energy Method (MEM), for during a session the practitioner works with the client to eliminate negatives from the client’s past, which had clouded their thoughts and thus then leaving them at peace with themselves to live in the present and knowingly make their own future. Incidentally, a unique aspect of a MEM session is that it is devoid of self-disclosure and narrative.
A cornerstone of Causism is the stated fact that there is no such material commodity as time. The procedure Experience Self gives subjective reality on this and from an objective viewpoint is
covered fully in my other writings, but briefly again, regarding Time, you cannot see it, touch and feel it, smell or taste it, in other words, it cannot be detected by any of our body’s senses. Time is purely an apparency created by motion, logically, therefore, it is an element of the physical universe but not of the spiritual universe, hence the feasibility of eternity. This is axiomatic for what is commonly referred to as the Human Spirit or in our parlance an Energy Unit, however, it needs to be understood that this is definitely not true for a Human Being. The Human Being is obviously a composite, a physical body plus the inherent energy element, which operates or motivates it, of which only the physical entity element is visible and seen to be affected by “old father time”.
It is obvious that the expression “I“ has come to be accepted as meaning the composite Human Being instead of its basic meaning, the invisible energy unit. The MEM procedure, Experiencing Self, is in itself such a powerful tool because it makes it very real to those to whom the command is directed, assuming of course that they do the exercise, the true meaning of the word “I” along with the reality that they are timeless. Its end product is “Certainty of Self” a state of self-awareness beyond description and value.
Expand, enjoy and prosper.
John Mace. January 14th 2014