No change is needed to come back to the formlessness of oneness

Updated March 14, 2022

You see nobody else than yourself, and you are always talking with yourself.

There is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. This is why you must always talk with yourself to uphold the belief in being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1:
Noam Chomsky, a great contemporary thinker, claims that we spend 99.9 per cent of the time talking to ourselves internally. If this is the correct figure does not matter because whether your communication is perceived as internal or external, you never talk with anybody but yourself.

Ears cannot hear, eyes do not see, you feel nothing and the nose does not smell anything. Read more about that here. The world that you think you hear, see, feel and smell is just that, namely thoughts compiled from what the brain imagines to receive from the sensory organs in the body where it envisions to be. Hence, there seems to be someone in a material body that senses a tangible world outside of itself. See also Where to find the bliss of the empty breath.

»You can’t go a minute without talking to yourself. It takes an incredible act of will not to talk to yourself.« Noam Chomsky

In other words, since what and where you believe in being is a fantasy made by the brain, it needs to be nurtured by you constantly talking with it. If not, you cease to appear as if you are someone inside a dimensional body. That is why »it takes an incredible act of will not to talk to yourself,« as Noam Chomsky says.

Fortunately, you do not need to stop talking to undo the fantasy of being someone substantial body and return to the formlessness of oneness. All you need is to change the purpose of talking, so it does not confirm substantiality but formlessness.

Suppose you do not try to comply with the experiences of being someone substantial in a tangible world, but perceive them as symbols of that which makes it possible to have those experiences, namely the formlessness of oneness. In that case, your talking does not establish you as someone definitive but a symbol of oneness. And since it is formless, thus without beginning and end, what you symbolise has always been and always will be.

If everything in the world is perceived as a symbol for what makes it possible to see them, the symbols will undoubtedly lead you to what they symbolise. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
When a new music album was about to be released, one of its tracks used to be published as a single. This fragment of the album was seen as a symbol of the whole. However, nowadays, streaming music services are changing this. You do not listen to the whole album but select specific tracks and add them to fragments from other albums to create your playlist.

The slow death of a complete album is meant to illustrate that most do not want wholeness but partialness. They want to be individuals in charge of their lives, which they manifest by achieving characteristic things separated from the whole. But this desire to stand out and exclude something to appear unique comes as no surprise because separation is the foundation for the belief in being someone definitive. 

Before we go on, please note that the above does not mean that owning a house, for example, must be avoided. Everything depends on the purpose. And if that, in the context of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life, is to perceive the experience of ownership as a symbol of oneness, the result is not a manifestation of separation. Nor of a union, though. A symbol is a simulation, and therefore not real, so it does not manifest anything. Just like, within the context of the world, the word milk, a symbol of the real thing, cannot manifest it. Understanding that, you do not fool yourself into believing a symbol is real.

Likewise, you are not deluded into believing the appearance of being someone definitive is real when it is perceived to be a symbol of the only thing making it possible to have this fata morgana, namely oneness since it is formless, thus endless, wherefore there is nothing else to trigger such trick. However, this perception will not reveal oneness. Nothing will because being aware of something requires more than one. Therefore, it may be more befitting to perceive your experience of being someone as a symbol of that which is real.

When feelings are acknowledged and therefore can be perceived as symbols of that which makes it possible to experience them, they do not seem to establish you as angry, for example. Therefore, since you are not someone definitive, nobody seems to hide there never was or will be anything but that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, seeing all experiences as symbols of that which is real, they are exposed as unreal. Hereafter there does not appear to be anything to hide there never was or will be something but that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. This does not mean you will realise oneness. That is impossible because it takes more than one to be conscious of something. Fortunately, it also takes more than one to be someone, so what and where you believed in being is no more, wherefore there is nobody to realise anything.

For the same reason, there is not something to say about that which is One. Hence this is the end of the article. If that is not the finale you expected, and you, therefore, feel irritable, you perceive this as a symbol of oneness. Hence how the article finishes makes no difference. Going on like this, nothing in a world where there seems to be more than One makes a difference. Thus the belief in separation is undone.

In the context of the above story about a music album, you can say that if you see everything in the world as different tracks symbolising a whole album, although not yet disclosed, you have a connection with the oneness of this album. Therefore, since every track symbolises the same, you, eventually, stop perceiving them as individual tracks separated from each other. Consequently, you have an album without a beginning and end, namely oneness.

The above about music should not be seen as a crusade against streaming music. On the contrary, no matter how you listen to music or do other things in the world, it only seems possible due to the oneness of life. Thus making a playlist is a symbol of oneness. Regarding bidding welcome the Enlightenment of that which is One it is not important if you listen to a whole album on a playlist. But it may be helpful using shuffle so you never know what is coming.

I pretend to look out my widow seeing this. You can also pretend seeing this, but you cannot be there.

When Alexius looks out his window, he sees this. Via this simulation, you seem to see the same. However, you cannot be there, but you can pretend it. Likewise, that which is you cannot be in a world defined by time and space because that which is you is no different from the formlessness of oneness. Nevertheless, you can pretend to be in a world limited by time and space. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
It is a myth that you get fat from eating fat. It is like concluding, you get green from eating greens! Actually, if the right fats are consumed correctly, you burn fat, thus losing weight.

One of the ways to consume fat to burn it could be the Bulletproof diet, which Alexius followed for some time.

It is also a myth that it is possible to be someone in a world defined by time and space. This is impossible because that which is you is no different from oneness, and it is invisible since it takes more than one to be seen.

Only something definable can be seen, but as that which is One is formless, thus endless, what you see is fictitious. However, there is no fiction without reality, so everything experienced symbolises that which is real, namely the formlessness of that which is you.

In a game like Monopoly, it is impossible to get into its cars and houses. Yet, it is possible to pretend to be there. Likewise, you can never be in a world where there seems to be more than one, but you can pretend being there.

Since what and where you pretend to be is not real, but symbols of that which is, namely the formlessness of oneness, the experience of more than one is not ratified as real.

Photo of forced perspective by Erin O’Keefe

This photo by Erin O’Keefe has a forced perspective, where the feeling of space and the accepted reality do not necessarily align.

PART 4:
Perceived from a world defined by time and space, oneness is flat because it is formless, thus without dimensions. For the same reason, it has no beginning and end, so there is nothing but the formlessness of oneness.

Eyes do not see. It is the brain, that fabricates the images, you believe to see. Actually, the brain can produce perfect images of what appears to be a realistic world, even with eyes closed.

Thus appearing to be in a world defined by time and space is as illusionary as the above picture by Erin O’Keefe, fabricated to fool you into seeing a flat image as dimensional.

»In architecture I love the idea of forced perspective. You can use space to manipulate people’s impressions of the space. The feeling of the space and the reality of the space doesn’t necessarily align.« Erin O’Keefe in the article ´Mind-Bending Dioramas That Distort How You See Reality´ from Wired and from where the above picture is taken.

Actually, everything seen is an illusion because it takes more than one to see something. What is unreal, though, symbolises what is real, namely the formlessness of oneness. Therefore, since the illusion of more than one confirms that which is one, eventually, you forget to see more than one.

By saying the kitten looks little, you set it against a bigger image stored in your memory. As time goes by you may think how big the kitten has become, when you remember how small it once was. Either way what you seem to see is based on the past.

By saying the kitten looks little, you set it against an image of something bigger stored in your memory. As time goes by, you may think how big the kitten has become when you remember how small it was. Either way, what you seem to see is based on the past. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 5:
If you get a new kitten and call it Mini because it looks like a cat you once had, you do not see Mini but an image sampled from the memories of your past cat twisted into a smaller image.

When you compare new music to something you have heard in the past, you do not hear the new music but construct a listening experience based on memories. This applies to all experiences compared to a previous one. And as most want their present experience to establish their conditioned perception of the world as real, they compare everything to the past.

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If you seem to see a cat in this photo, the wavelength of light hitting the retina of your eye by reflex is constructed into a cat based on past images stored in the brain. If a picture of a cat is not fabricated from past memories, you will see nothing. Hence there is nothing to witness your existence, wherefore there is nothing to hide that which is One. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The conclusion of this is not that you will see the new kitten as it is if you do not compare it to the past. But that if you do not compare your new kitten to something, you will not see anything.

Since your experience of the world always is shaped by images from the past, there is no world to ‘see’ if you do not compare your new experiences with the past. And since it, therefore, cannot be confirmed by the present, the past fades out – and so does the one who seemed to appear via these memories. Hence there is not someone definitive to hide the formlessness of oneness.

Looking for understanding you enhance the belief, that you are someone definitive. You will never understand what that is, because it is not real. Neither will you understand that which is real, since it is that which is One, and it takes more than one to understand something.

So whether you appeared to be spiritual or mundane, the appearance, including soul and whatnot, is undone – or rather the belief in being someone at all. However, having this belief undone is not a matter of letting go because that confirms you as someone definitive.

In other words, undoing the belief in being someone definitive is not something you can do. But, if the experience of being someone is perceived as a symbol of that which makes this possible, namely the formlessness of oneness, you are not a separated creature anymore (see hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life). Not in the sense that you are at one with everything, but that there is nobody to confirm your experiences make a difference (read more about that in hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is freedom). Hence what and where you appear to be, eventually, falls apart.


NOTES: This article is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.