Separation or not

Updated January 30, 2023

Defocus neutralise the apparent differences of the world so that the belief in separation cannot be upheld, thus not appearing to hide the formlessness of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you are not concentrated on achieving something imagined in the future, you are not focused. Therefore, since the apparent differences in the world make no difference, the belief in separation falls apart. Hence there is nobody to know what and where you are, thus not someone definitive to hide the formlessness of oneness.

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Since reading a book requires much focus, you often feel paralysed, which enhances the belief in a world defined by time and space. On the other hand, television is more beneficial in undoing this belief because it does not require the same amount of focus.

The same applies to reading on digital media. After some hours of multitasking on the web, you probably are pretty spaced out, which is terrific regarding undoing the belief in a world defined by time and space.

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Multitasking is a great help not to focus. Doing several things simultaneously, there is not much time to care about specifics, labelling your experiences or being result-minded. That said, sometimes circumstances require focus and a specific result.

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Contrary to what you may have learned in meditation, concentration is not beneficial regarding not being blinded by the belief that there is more than that which is one, as oneness appears hidden by what you focus on.

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Relating to a world defined by time and space implies that you believe it is real. This belief requires constant focus to maintain the apparent space between you and others, good and bad, day and night, and so on.

Fortunately, defocusing neutralises the differences, thus separation and the belief in time and space. For example, it disappears if you continue to look at something without focusing. Therefore there is no experience of time and space. In linear time, it requires 20 minutes, 45 at most, of constant defocus to undo the belief in time and space completely. Read more about that here. But if you think you have unfinished business in a world defined by time and space, you will not be able to defocus that long.

In that case, you are better off focusing on your problems so you can include them. When included, they cannot be focussed on, so the more you include, the more you are in the bliss of nothing.

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By focusing a lot, the goat herd seems able to control his goats. But both the master and his followers are imprisoned by his concentration. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since focusing leads to fixation, you feel stuck in a capsule of time and space. But you are not fixed in time and space if you defocus, thus, eventually, not seeing something definitive, thus being in the bliss of nothing. But of course, you focus if you have to pick up your kids from kindergarten.

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Focusing enhances the impression of separation, thus feeling alone. On the other hand, since defocusing blurs out everything, the impression of separation falls apart, hence feeling whole.

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There is nobody in a world defined by time and space, so you cannot leave it if you believe in being there. However, you can have this belief undone. And since focusing is what keeps it together, defocusing undoes it.

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It is through defocusing the words in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings comes to him. Therefore, they hack your focus if you do not try to understand them.

That said, while undoing the belief in a world defined by time and space, you must operate within the rules of polarity, which regarding defocusing, means you alternate it with focusing. Just like Alexius, defocus when writing and focus when proofreading Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings.

Or you are non-focused when reading Alexius’ Duality Hacks and focused when implementing them in a world defined by time and space. However, being defocused does not mean that you read between the lines. So if you see something there, you focus on imagining it. In other words, to read in a defocused way is not to look for anything.

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A terrific way to contrast focus with defocussing is to see everything in a world defined by time and space as symbols of that which makes it possible to focus on something specific, namely the formlessness of oneness. Perceiving the world like that, everything definable is a symbol of that which cannot be defined. Therefore, since the apparent differences in the world do not make a difference, you are defocusing.

In this way, you can have your cake and eat it too. You get the excitement of appearing to be and/or have more than that which is one, while the belief that it is possible is being undone.

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If you focus on the contrasts of this image, you probably end up deducing something, thus concluding you are someone definitive looking at something understandable. But if you defocus, the contrasts disappear, so there is nothing to understand. When you do not understand anything, you do not know what and where you are, wherefore there is no knowledge to hide that which cannot be known, namely the formlessness of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, seems to space you out, you are on the right track regarding undoing the belief in time and space. Yet, you are not on the right track if you space out on the way to pick up your kids from school because they require you to focus on differences so that you can be more than them and guide them on their journey in a world defined by time and space.

Spaced out is one side-effect of defocusing. Another one is clarity. When you are not focused on anything in particular, you do not have an ongoing internal discussion about what is right and wrong. Hence you instinctively do and say what is called for. Not because you know what to do or say, as that would require focus, but because you are in sync with the brain. See hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

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We exclude everything we believe does not fit the specific personality we want to establish as ours by projecting it onto somebody perceived as different from ourselves. Then others, as the bad ones, become a contrasting background for us as explicitly good. Therefore, since our perception of others shapes our explicit personality, we can see in them what we need to include to become flexible, thus not being imprisoned by a limited personality.

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To uphold the idea of linear time, you constantly move to exclude what you moved from, so there seems to be a past and a future.

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To be defined as spiritual, you exclude what is not considered pure from your awareness about yourself by projecting it onto others. However, being established as spiritual, you are bound to be bothered by those judged not as spiritual. On the other hand, when not defined as someone definitive, nobody is bothered by anything.

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Trying to be centred is often a way to fence off what you judge as wrong so that it seems your experience of something is only good. But to experience goodness without its partner, badness, is to separate. Thus you feel lonely. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since you can only send love to somebody if you believe in separation, and since that is the cause of suffering, that is what you send. Fortunately, nobody gets what you send. But unfortunately, you get it because what you give you feel immediately.

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It is best to acknowledge both the good and evil parts of one’s personality because they cancel out each other when they meet. Thus it is impossible to suffer from evil.

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Much concentration is needed to appear as somebody, whereas being nobody requires no concentration.

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Everything in a world of duality needs contrast to be experienced, light needs darkness and vice versa, for example. Consequently, you can only experience separation if you also – consciously or not – experience connection. And as the sum of two opposites always is a state of not-knowing (see, Inclusiveness is the bliss of nothing), that is what you get if you do not keep separation and connection apart. However, this state is not a sensation like falling in love but the bliss of nothing.

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Someone in Spain recently had the heart replaced by the above heart made of plastic. In other words, a heart is not you, but solely a mechanic thing you have to pump the blood around. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The heart is not you. That is why it is called your heart. It is a tool needed for pumping blood around the body to supply its cells with oxygen. In other words, coming from the heart merely means going with oxygen. Since this is purely mechanical, the heart can be replaced with plastic, as in the above image. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Many people think you must come from the heart to be spiritual, which they manifest as part of something bigger by joining a group of like-minded ones.

Unfortunately, most of these groups of supposedly warm-hearted people only tolerate ways of expression endorsed by their guru, so if you do not follow the dress code, you are excluded. You will probably also be abandoned if you are well organised and do not mind planning because those who space out by hugging others in the group are scared by structure.

However, not making plans does not seem to be a problem for most who believe in coming from the heart. They need to be so unique and independent that it is impossible to commit to a plan, least of all to the conventional rules of society.

Those who believe in coming from the heart restrict themselves by their rules of freedom. However, since they hide their control by projecting it onto the world, they feel imprisoned by it. Hence they conclude they will be free when the world’s rules have been changed to suit their way.

The selfishness they hide behind talks about unity when they meet at their chaotic events, often advertised very confusingly because they think clarity and direction restrict the heart. They imagine that non-duality is anarchy, but it is neither that nor anything else because that requires more than one. However, they fool themselves into believing that they have escaped duality by coming from the heart.

Thus being unaware of their belief in duality, they cannot undo it. In other words, if you want to undo the belief in duality, do not try to escape it by following rosy ideas like coming from the heart, sending love and whatnot. Instead, include the brain’s duality experiences, such as horror and beauty. That cancels out the duality elements (see Without contrasts, there is nothing but non-duality), so there is no contrast to define a world of duality, wherefore, eventually, the belief in duality is over.


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