You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it [draft]

Updated November 27, 2021

You do not get satisfaction from something specific in the duality flow but from the constant interaction between opposites. Anything perceived as good is just as bad because everything comes in opposites in a world of duality. That is why you do not get the duality flow if you try to hold onto something specific. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings in a particular order. But in the case of this article, you may benefit from having read hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

You need to be true to the world of duality to undo the belief that you are there. Hence you should not go for singular but twofold experiences. If you try to stay in an unparalleled state of mind, you are unaccompanied, and since you can only depart from non-duality by envisioning there is more than one, this is also the way you return. Therefore, if you insist on being singular, you remain in duality.

In the duality flow, it is not a matter of what you feel but that you are aware of it, so it can open up and reveal its counterpart and that those opposites are interacting, for example, love and hate. Any minute though, hatred may show another opposite of itself, for example kindness. Then this twofoldness replaces the former one until kindness reveals it can also be complemented with selfishness. And on it goes until you prefer having an inner dialogue in which you can make sure you always are correct and thus above others.

This continues till you do not give a shit about being superior or simply are fed up with the stream of thoughts that you know will fade out in the duality flow. Thus you choose to not hide your present emotion behind an inner dialogue where you seem to know better but feel it without explanation. Therefore it can be perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ which reveals it is not singular but twofold, wherefore you are back in the duality flow.

The Earth goes around itself and the sun on its predestined path every day and those on it follow along regardless of their psychological issues because it is solely a physical matter. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If something seems to have gone wrong, you may panic and start an inner dialogue about how to become better. But you follow the Earth on a predestined ride around the sun. Hence there is nothing you can change. See hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy

Therefore, instead of judging yourself for having failed and thus feeling inferior, go with the duality flow. Doing that, failure is complemented by success, so both seem equally entertaining.

Please be aware that you should not look for your present emotion in the body. It does not contain anything psychological because it is purely physical. You could also say that something physical is visible, whereas something psychological is invisible, and you cannot mix visibility with invisibility.

That said, if you have projected mental or emotional issues onto the body in the assumption that it can integrate them, you better start off by bringing them back to the non-substantial psychological sphere where they were conceived. Only there they gently open up and reveal they are not singular but twofold, wherefore there is no specific psychological issue to bother you.

However, since you initially tried to combine a specific psychological issue with a physical one, the latter remains and should be taken care of physically. Maybe with the help of a healthcare professional.

Bringing back your emotional issues, from where you have imagined dumping them in the body to the non-substantial psychological sphere, is straightforward. Since having dropped them in the body is a fantasy, you simply reverse it. However, having done that, you do not know where they are because the psychological sphere is not visible.

Yet, like the clothes are close to the body and follows it wherever it goes, you can count on the psychological zone is close to the body and moves along with it. But also like clothes and the body are two different realities that do not mix, so is the psychological and physical reality.

If we remain within the clothes metaphor, you could say the psychological sphere provides the body with a sense of warmth. That is, if the psychological zone is not filled with continuous inner dialogue consisting of comments like those on social media that makes you feel as if you exist. But this is like wearing somebody else’s dirty clothes. It is very unpleasant for the body, whereas it feels at home when nothing but the duality flow is in the psychological sphere.

Suffering and other singular feelings come from the idea that psychological issues can be integrated with the body to improve it or make it sick, so others feel guilty when they see it. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

As already said, you replace the inner dialogue with the duality flow by perceiving your present feeling – or the amount you can get in touch with through the noise from your internal conversation – as ‘it is what it is. But if you stop insisting on being superior by showing off as you know what is going on, the inner dialogue runs out of steam and reveals the duality flow.

The first time this happened for Alexius was during a gentle massage. But it was not before much later he put words to it and realised, perceiving your present feeling in the psychological sphere as ‘it is what it is’ reveals it is not singular but twofold. And being in sync with duality, you have no need to seek out thoughts for inner dialogue attesting to you being better.

Lately, it happened when Alexius’ cat died. Since he could feel this in his body, he knew something was wrong. However, a dead cat does not have the power to create sensations in his body. Therefore, as it could only be something he unconsciously projected onto the body, he consciously brought the imagined feeling of loss back to the psychological sphere. There it was revealed to be coupled with birth.

So although he had lost his cat, physically speaking, she was delivered to him in the psychological sphere. Actually, she had been in the thin air of the psychological zone all the time because whether a cat is alive or dead, you have no physical connection with it. Thus getting back in the psychological area, Alexius got into the interaction of life and death. Therefore, he felt happy/sad with his cat.

If you suffer from somebody dying, you believe in separation. This does not mean the way to corrected this is to replace the suffering with something more pleasant. On the contrary, when you acknowledge the suffering it can be perceived as ‘it is what it is.’ This reveals the feeling is not singular but twofold, wherefore you do not feel alone but together.

Consequently, the death of his cat turned out to be a blessing. She made it impossible for him to project psychological issues on her physical being. Hence, he and she got back into the psychological sphere, where they had been all the time and will remain until the experience of duality is over. This is not about beating off physicality. On the contrary, the approach free the body from your mental ideas about integrating it with spirituality and whatnot. Thus it blossoms on its own term in a physical way.

To resume, if you want to feel good in a world of duality, do not use the body as a means to feel delighted. Happiness is in the psychological sphere, where it is in an ongoing interaction with sadness. Going with the duality flow this, you feel happy/sad.

Even though Alexius’cat Uma is dead, Alexius can connect with her through this picture or any other kind of memory because everything he believes to be and have is in the air of the psychological zone. Although he cannot see Uma there, physically speaking, he can feel what they had together. It is a bit like listening to the waves of the ocean without seeing them. It feels as relaxing as when you see them. Maybe this can also be compared to someone having had a leg cut off. They often say it still feels as if it is there. That said, it was not what Uma and Alexius had together that he got in touch with at first, but the sorrow of missing her. However, this was only until he realised that his mourning for Uma contained her. The moment she died in his arms, and any other moment, remain in the psychological zone. Thus Uma is as close as she always has been and will be. Therefore, since we are in a world of duality, Alexius feels happy/sad. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Unfortunately, it is not always clarified in the former articles that emotions must be faced where they are conceived, namely in the psychological zone, to be revealed as twofold. However, this will be corrected when Alexius get around upgrading the articles.

Also, it may not always have been clear that since the psychological sphere is abstract, it is nowhere specifically. Hence it is also where you experience the body to be. Yet not as a part of it. To not confuse the psychological sphere with the body, it may be best to access it somewhere outside the body.

Having the counterpart of a singular feeling revealed is not an intellectual process. First, you perceive the specific feeling as ‘it is what it is.’ Second, in a state of expectation, calling for nothing specific, you patiently wait a few seconds. Third, your singular feeling opens up, and its counterpart fills its space.

The transition is so gentle that you feel mellow. And it is as automatic as breathing in and out. One automatically leads to the other. Also, like breathing, you may forget about it. Yet you do not forget how well-grounded and beloved you feel in the interplay between opposites.

Should you not catch the interaction between the opposites in one of the many duality pairs, you can always go for the breath. But remember, regarding the duality flow, it is not about doing something precisely, like following the breath, but being true to your experience of breathing in and then quietly waiting for it to be replaced by breathing out.

At first, you may get to the duality flow through the perception, ‘it is what it is,’ but, after a while, you can recall it just like that. You simply choose to enjoy the interaction of the opposing element in a duality pair instead of dividing them into separate entities assumed to be at odds. In other words, you choose to feel the abundance of the duality flow and not the scarcity of separation.

However, it took Alexius some time to not pick one of the opposite sides in a duality pair but to go with their interaction in which, like breathing in and out, they support each other. But unlike the polarity of breathing in and out, most duality pairs are quickly replaced by another. Fortunately, that is not a problem. The duality flow comes from the constant movement between the opposite sides in any duality pair. And that always makes you feel complete.

Being in the duality flow is a bit like listening to the waves of the ocean. It relaxes you. However, if you insist on doing things your way, you soon feel restless because something needs to be adjusted to make it look like things are going your way. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The duality flow reminds Alexius of the physical sensation he remembers from his childhood when he tried drinking coca-cola. It was like his body turned into bubbes. His experience of the duality flow can also be described as his body is an ocean full of waves gracefully flowing nowhere, or like drops of warm water gently touching the body. Feelings, though, are personal, so your experience of the duality flow’s completeness may differ from Alexius’. Nevertheless, you know you feel the duality flow when you keep smiling for no particular reason.

That being said, the duality flow is new to Alexius. It came to him late in the process of writing Alexius’ Duality Hacks. He discovered it when he wrote a little article in 2020 that over the following months evolved into the eight pieces of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

At the beginning of writing about this hack, he did not experience the duality flow described above. Instead, he either remembered the hellish or heavenly feeling that comes from a single-minded perception. See Sadness is a close friend of gladness. But you probably get to the duality flow much faster because the way has been paved by Alexius.

When you start going with the duality flow, it probably is the revelation that no experience is singular that blows your conditioned ways away. For example, if you feel miserable, it is a relief to experience this feeling containing its counterpart, pleasure. Later on, however, it is not the revelation that your reaction to something always is twofold that blows you away, but that they constantly interact with each other.

Calling this interaction the duality flow is not Alexius’ idea. That was suggested by the AI proofreading his writings. It has, by the way, not found anything similar on the web to the duality flow. Actually, most who talk about non-duality seem to deny duality, although this refusal of the belief in duality makes it impossible to undo it.

First, you think you dump your unwanted feelings in the body. Second, you tighten up the body to hide the feelings imagined to be stored there. Third, you interpret the tightened body as proof of having concealed your unwanted feelings there. Fourth, you forget all about it.

The idea of singleness does not apply to non–duality because for this concept to be experienced, there must be more than one, and there is no more than that which is One in non-duality. Nor does it apply to a world of duality, as everything in it is twofold. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

None of the opposing elements in the duality flow remains for long. This can be compared to a seesaw. It changes rapidly and repeatedly from one position, situation, or condition to another and back again. So if you try holding onto the top by avoiding going down, what you get is fake because the top needs the button to define it – just like there is nothing to describe breathing in if you do not breathe out.

To walk, you take a step with one leg and then the other. If you exclude one of the legs, you cannot walk. Likewise, if you exclude hate from love, you do not hit the road of duality. Hence you do not get the togetherness of twofoldness but the loneliness of singleness. This may feel like a non-concrete pain in the body, even though it does not come from there but from the mental sphere. There you hold yourself spellbound by the idea that twofoldness can be separated into independent items, and hate, therefore, can be separated from love.

This you achieve by projecting your hatred onto a part of the body that you dislike. Then you lure yourself into believing you have gotten rid of hate. Finally, you render yourself unconscious of what you have done, so you can see yourself as nothing but love. But emotions are abstract, and bodies are substantial, so assuming you can dump feelings in flesh, bones, and blood is absurd. Besides, feelings are not singular but twofold. So you cannot have hatred without love and vice versa.

In other words, you cannot remove hatred from your awareness by dumping it in your body. Therefore, what you assume to disturb you in the body is not there but in the psychological sphere. However, it has been there all the time because psychological issues do not blend with the body.

Thus what you believe in feeling inside the body, you instead sense in the psychological sphere, which is nowhere in specific since it is abstract. So if you feel it anywhere other than in the body, you are in the abstractness of the psychological sphere. There you perceive what you feel as ‘it is what it is.’ Doing that, as you know from having read the above, the pressure of something specific is off because your anxiety is complemented by its counterpart, contentment.

Every time you go with the interaction in the duality pairs, breathing in and out becomes so dynamic that more pairs shows up.

Nobody has lasting feelings unless they suppress them by dumping them in the body, so they seem to become substantial. But what they seem to get by doing this is not natural. Feelings are fleeting because they reside in the psychological zone, which is like air. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When not upholding the idea of singularity and acknowledging the psychological and physical realm are not combinable, you understand that vaguely felt discomfort in the body can be a psychological problem, you have lured yourself into feeling as something physical in the body.

To resume, no trip down memory lane is needed to free the body from the burdens you have placed upon it. Nor do you need to understand what you attempted to hide in the body and why you did it. Instead, you simply acknowledge the present discomfort in the shoulder, for example, so you can feel it in the psychological sphere where your reaction to it can be perceived as ‘it is what it is.’ After that, since your response is revealed to be dual, a specific feeling of discomfort cannot be upheld in the shoulders.

As mentioned above, this does not necessarily mean all the pain in the shoulders is gone. You probably have chosen to project your unwanted feelings onto them because they already were in pain, making it easier to imagine psychological distress is hidden there. So if the shoulders still ache when this fantasy is undone, the pain should be dealt with physically, perhaps with the help of fascia rollers from Blackroll.

In this article, we have talked about how you get rid of a feeling judged as wrong by dumping it in the body. But good feelings are also dropped in the body. In that case, the body is not used to hide them but make them appear more substantial and lasting. Read more about that in You must play the game of duality to have it undone.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality. It is a rough draft that will be continuously updated.