If a person were to start out in a state of Bliss, then one step down is not so much Bliss. In other words a person would have been overcome by something that dropped their emotional state from Bliss to not quite so blissful. Something would have oppressed a person’s Bliss. It does not have to be a crushing blow. It could be a mild suppression. It could end up Repressed, not able to come up. Having a lid on it. Emotions under pressure. Bottled up emotion. The definition of “emotional charge”. It could have been extremely minor, or extremely severe. It could drop a person down from Bliss only to “less Bliss”, or drop them down into “Apathy”. It depends on the severity of the shock and the blow of the initial action. So, Depression is actually anything less than Absolute Bliss. Bliss would be a state of “no Depression”, nothing oppressing you, suppressing you, or something you are repressing. I have a mathematical expression of this. Oppression plus Suppression plus Repression, equals Depression. For this to happen there has to have been a change, an action that brought that about, an agent, like a bacterium, germ, or virus, or a trauma, mild or severe. That action would be the initial cause, and the drop in emotional level would be a reaction, a secondary symptom from the negativity of the initial action. That is what a “problem” is, what “trouble” is. The initial action had a type of energy. It had a movement, an amount, an intensity, a frequency, a polarity, positive or negative, and it is the action of this energy on you that is doing this. You have a rock being thrown at a boulder. The energy of the rock impacts the larger rock, energy is transferred and converted into other energy. There may be a spark, a type of light, from the friction of the impact. It may chip off a piece of the larger rock. It may break up the smaller rock. There is some energy that is transferred and converted into heat, the impact also made a sound, so converted to Acoustical Energy. And so it is with an initial episode and its actions. That action, or motion, gets broken down and changed into other forms of energy, one of them being Emotions. Another could be physical pain, as with my car accident. The motion of the car impacted a lamp post, stopped the car, I kept going, smacked my hand up into the steering wheel, broke my left wrist, and was in excruciating pain, a slew of negative emotions, and a severe crying fit, which all set off the ensuing actions of the aftermath. Getting the tow truck, getting home, talking to my insurance company, going to the ER, getting a splint, all of those actions came out of that initial action of the accident, smacking the lamp post. It is a transference and conversion of energy, plus the continuation of the momentum into other actions. It is all energy, including the electro-chemical energy in the body and emotions, and Emotional Charge is a part of it. And so, any level of negative emotions, antagonism to “death and dying”, are a level of Depression, in a severe state you have physiological symptoms, which may or may not reduce if the emotions of the depression are dissipated and gone. I still have no Thyroid for example, and am thus still susceptible. Levels of Pressure, Tension, Stress, Anxiety, Panic, Hysteria, Hopeless, Helpless, Senseless, Emptiness, Hollow, and Apathy, Shame, Blame Guilt, Grief, etc, are then a level of Depression, a lowered emotional state of some level of “dislike”, and thus a “trauma”, Shock being a big part of this. The technique works on all of this, by the way. Or I would not be writing this to teach people!!! Negative Emotions begin with “Dislike”. Thus a lack of Happiness. Take care of the negative emotions and the “dislike” reduces and can stop, and a rise in Emotional Level occurs, physical maladies notwithstanding, I have little Emotion Hormone control with no Thyroid, and yet, the technique still works on my negative emotions and states, and they generally stop and don’t come back if I did the technique long enough on that issue, they don’t return, they don’t flashback, and if they do, there is generally no emotional content that bothers you. You may have a malady. You may have “out” chemistry. Emotions I discovered, if only for myself, are not just chemical, they are an energy, a “charge”. Emotions have been thought of as an Energy since the coining of the term in 1579, by a great many researchers. It is not just me. I hope you learned a little more about emotions and Depression with this post. I am an Emotional Researcher since early 2009. I have these problems, and in 2009 discovered this particular technique, for Emotional Charge Therapy. The technique is described in my work, "Happiness Is No Charge". Click on the Happiness Is No Charge link above to go learn about the technique. Also, click on My Depression Story, and read about what I went through, the pressures and stress of Illness, and how I discovered the technique, and how it helped me. You can also email me at boomergfz "AT" yahoo.com ...remove the space and replace "AT" with the @ symbol, I should get it. Click on Versions to read about the Kindle Book and the DVD, and where to get them, and you can decide which is best for you. The book is a short read, but teaches everything about the technique you need to get started. The DVD has more material, and more examples, there is an Addendum, and a List of Emotions you can start on. Bless you, and thank you for visiting.