Pretending is a way to reality

Updated November 23, 2022

Pretending to be a special place in the world of music.

They pretend to be together in a world of music. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Anything you believe in being is an illusion because it takes more than one to be anything, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless, thus endless. Hence appearing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is a fantasy. However, nobody is making it. Like within the context of a world where there seems to be more than one, nobody is making the dreams you seem to have. And nobody, including you, is in those dreams, even though they appear to be in you.

Should you believe you are someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one, you can undo this belief by pretending to be there because where you pretend to be, you are not. But unconsciously, everybody is already doing it.

SAMPLES OF UNCONSCIOUSLY PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE DEFINITIVE
When you look for a new home, you may imagine what kind of people used to live in the places you see and what type of person you would be if you lived there.

At work, you may pretend to be someone who fits into the environment socially and/or professionally. But when not at work, you probably pretend to be your own. And going to the disco, you most likely appear as a party-goer.

If your kids are worried, you pretend everything is fine, and if they are naughty, you pretend something terrible will happen.

Being attracted by the look or the vibe of someone, you pretend the other one has exactly the personality that matches yours or that you are soulmates.

Making a pass on someone, you adjust your behaviour per what you believe will turn the other on so you can pretend to be the person the other wants.

Perhaps you imagine, while you read this, what kind of person you should pretend to be if you use Alexius’ Duality Hacks or if you reject them.

Since pretending to be someone is something everybody already does but have forgot, hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation is about being aware of it.

As a musician, you quickly learn how to pretend what is needed to remain successful. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A SAMPLE OF CONSCIOUSLY PRETENDING …
… that you probably already know from the experience of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. You have sex with your spouse, but only your body is there. You fantasise about somebody else while you pretend to be with your spouse.

KNOWING A WORLD WHERE THERE SEEMS TO BE MORE THAN ONE IS MAKE-BELIEVE, YOU HAVE FUN PRETENDING TO BE THERE
You might be aware that you pretend to be someone you are not in the above encounters. However, you are probably unaware that, like in a role play, you constantly pretend to be what you are not. Should you be aware of it, you know what and where you appear to be is fictional. Thus you feel entertained by pretending to be someone in the fantasy of a world where there seems to be more than one.

In other words, when you know the world is virtual, you are aware that the energetic people in an advertisement, the glamourous rockstar on the stage, or the beautiful people on social media is pretence. Thus, you do not look for authenticity but entertainment from pretending to be what you are not. And since you already know how to pretend to be a person in a make-believe world – think about when you are on a dating site or social media, playing a game or an air guitar – this is easy.

PRETENDING IS NEITHER BAD NOR GOOD
You may think pretending is bad and that you better stop acting and find your real self to express that.

First of all: That which is you has nothing to express. It is formless, so there is nothing else, thus no one to communicate with. Secondly: The formlessness of that which is you cannot be found in a world defined by time and space. Nothing can be found in such a world but illusions, as there is no more than the formlessness of that which is you.

Pretending is neither bad nor good. It is just a tool. You cannot be in the illusionary world of a video game, a movie, a book or a dream, but you can pretend to be there. But whether you believe or pretend to be in the world of a book, it takes the same course – likewise, in a world where there seems to be more than one. The difference between believing and pretending is that you feel entertained regardless of the outcome in the latter case.

PRETENDING TO BE WHAT AND WHERE YOU ARE IS ENTERTAINING
It requires much control to uphold the belief that you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. If you are fed up with that, you pretend to be someone, which is fun because it requires no self-restraint. Besides, what you pretend to be, you are not. So the more you pretend to be someone, the less there is someone to hide, there never was or will be more than that which is One.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.