How to perceive everything in the world as symbols of oneness?

Updated November 22, 2022

Most will know, that what you see in this image is not a man and a woman, but symbols of man and woman. Most also know, that the color or the look of the symbols in no way resembles actual men and woman. Unfortunately very few know, that all what they seem to experience in the world of duality is not real, but symbols of that which is, although the symbols in no way resembles that which is life.

What you see in this image is not a man and a woman but their symbols. Their colour or look does not resemble actual men and women. That is common knowledge. However, very few know that none of their experiences is real but symbols of that which is, although they do not resemble it. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Everybody knows that reading or hearing a word like water will not quench their thirst. The letters w + a + t + e + r are perceived as a symbol of that which can quench their thirst. This is not something they have to think about because, due to past experiences with water, they know the letters are just a symbol of it – likewise, when you know that which is One, the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one symbolises that.

However, oneness can only be known if you do not believe in being someone. And not being someone, there is nobody to know that which is One. Fortunately, you can realise that there is nothing other than that which is One, wherefore a world where there seems to be more than one must be a symbol of it.

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When something seems missing, you know oneness has been suppressed because it is formless, thus endless, so everything is always there.

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Anxiety is related to the wish for more. First, you are worried about not getting it. Second, when you achieve it, you fear losing it. However, if everything is perceived as a symbol of that which is One, you always have enough. That does not mean you cannot look forward to seeing your children, for example. But it means you are not attached to a specific outcome of your wish because whatever it is, it symbolises oneness.

Should you be attached to the outcome, it is not a problem. However, attachment is also a symbol of that which is One. Whatever you think, feel or do or not think, feel or do are symbols of that.

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You are always protected when you see everything in the world as symbols of oneness because it takes more than one to be attacked.

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The humidity that appears to be in this image cannot damage your electronic device because the picture is a simulation. Likewise, nothing in a world where there seems to be more than one can hurt that which is you because it is that which is One, and it takes more than one to suffer. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

How to escape the illusion of more than One? That is like asking how to escape the world in a computer game. There is nothing to leave because you are not there.

Likewise, that which is you is not a world where there seems to be more than one. Thus, putting a world where there seems to be more than one – or rather the belief in it – back in its box takes no time because oneness is timeless. A way to do that is to see everything in a world where there seems to be more than one as a symbol of that which is One.

That is not meant to say that is the best way. There is no right way in an illusion to return to that which is real. However, you cannot go wrong this way. Whether you love or hate someone, the difference does not make a difference when you perceive every experience as a symbol of that which makes it possible to have it. And should you not do that entirely but suppress specific experiences, you are still on track because denial is only possible due to oneness, thus a symbol of it.

The more everything in a world where there seems to be more than one is seen as a symbol of that which is One, the more you feel free. Thus, eventually, you do not feel limited to being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Hence you are ready to put that world back in its black box.

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Perceiving everything as a symbol of that which is One will not change the world’s appearances. But since they all symbolise the same, their apparent difference makes no difference. Hence, believing in a world where there seems to be more than one makes no sense. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since a world where there seems to be more than one, according to Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, is make-believe, so is, of course, that statement. Nevertheless, you cannot appear in such a world without believing in something, so it is up to you what to believe.

Suppose it makes you feel good believing that a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion. In that case, you could choose to see everything in that world as a symbol of oneness. Therefore, since nothing seems to make a difference, separation does not appear to hide that reality is which is One. That does not mean you see it but that you, eventually, are not aware of anything, wherefore you are what you always were and will be, namely that which is One

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One is formless, thus endless. That is why oneness cannot comprehend that you believe there is more than One. Nor does it know the suffering this belief entails and that you try to solve it by becoming more pure. You do not solve your desire for more by doing more or less. All you need to undo the belief in more is to change the purpose of your appearance in a world where there seems to be more than one. If it is to see everything as a symbol of oneness, differences make no difference. Thus it does not matter if you get more or not.

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Since life is formless, thus without a beginning and end, everything definable is lifeless. Therefore, you are not alive if you believe in being someone definitive. However, you symbolise the formlessness of life because, without it, you could not experience being something.

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The projector of a movie is not in a film projected on a screen. And the world on the screen is not in the projector. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Everything in a world defined by time and space has an end. So neither love nor anything else will save you from dying. But what does not die is that which made it possible to experience a fantasy world. In Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, this has many names, such as the formlessness of oneness, spirit, non-duality, life or that which is One. It is not a state of mind or anything else definable.

You can compare a world defined by time and space to a movie and the formlessness of oneness to the projector. The movie projector is not in the projected film, and how you perceive it is not in the projector, which is indifferent to the projection because it is not real.

But that does not mean you should renounce the world you believe in seeing. Instead, you continue having feelings for the film without defining them. If you do, you take up imagined space, thus blocked from the formlessness of oneness. On the other hand, if you perceive your experiences as symbols of oneness, they do not define you as someone. Therefore, eventually, no one returns to that which is One because no one left it.

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In the context of the movie metaphor, the Enlightenment of that which is One can be compared to unfiltered light coming from the projector. No world is to be seen – and that is why one who is to be compared to the Enlightenment of that which is One knows everything that appears to have a form is fake. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Nobody expects a movie projector to be in the world it projects on a screen because neither that nor anything else physical can be part of a virtual world.

In other words, the world of a movie is not a manifestation of the physical world, and though it is experienced due to the projector, it cannot be experienced in it, nor has it any power to change it. All the projector can project is what is added in front of it.

Anything can seem real in an illusion. It is a matter of believe.

When perceiving everything as a symbol of that which makes it possible to experience something, it does not matter what it appears to be. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

In the context of this metaphor, the fantasy of a world defined by time and space is projected on a flat screen by oneness. However, it does not know that you believe to be someone in its projection. Nor does it know that you want to be there and not in oneness because you prefer the excitement of more than one over the peace of that which is One. And it is unaware that you believe in being someone with a beginning and end. It does not know of separation but sees the reel with the movie as a whole, wherefore everything happens simultaneously. See What time is it!?

Therefore, in the context of the movie metaphor, if you are not identified with the projected movie but with what is projecting it, nothing changes when the movie is over because the projector is still there, as it also was while it appeared to cast a film of a world defined by time and space. One way of not identifying with the movie is to perceive it as a symbol of that which generates it, namely the projector.

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That is where a movie in a cinema comes from – at least in the days of analogue film. And as you can see, it has nothing to do with the world that appears on the screen. Also, it is much smaller than the world experienced on the screen. The same applies to that which is One. It is so much smaller than a world where there seems to be more than one. Actually, sit is o small that it cannot be seen. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Some may respond to the above movie metaphor with the question: »Who has put the film in the projector?« They reckon this question proves the movie is real.

Thoughts does not prove anything.

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But nothing proves a world defined by time and space is real. There are foolish explanations about an almighty god, an explosion of nothing coming out of a black hole as something, ‘I think therefore I am,’ or naive beliefs like ‘I exist because I can feel pain when I pitch the body.’ The latter would be the same as saying, I am the coat I wear because I can feel something when I pitch it. But you are not your coat or body, nor soul or consciousness. That is why you say my coat, body, soul and consciousness.

You are not anything at all because it takes more than one to be something, and there is no more than that which is One.

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You cannot choose to undo the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one because that confirms there is more than one. But fortunately, there is nothing to choose when you do not interpret your experiences as real but as symbols of that which is real, namely oneness.

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Alexius’ Duality Hacks can be compared to a piece of soap. It has no power to do anything by itself – only in the hands of someone does it become useful. Likewise, hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of oneness, effectively washes away all your beliefs. If you dislike this soap’s smell, use a Duality Hack with a flavour you like.

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Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings are like fairy tales that you read for stray kids to shed some light on what and where they are so they can find the way home.

The way you should follow is not definable and cannot be followed since your home is that which is One, and it takes more than one to pursue something.

Fortunately, there is no need to find a way to oneness because it is formless, thus endless. Therefore, since you cannot be anything but that, it is only your believe in being someone definitive that needs to be undone – for example by perceiving yourself as a symbol of the formlessness of oneness because then the belief in being someone definitive fades out.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of oneness.