The psychological and physical sphere does not blend

Updated May 8, 2023

If you feel rejected, the body has no reason to suffer. Nor is there any reason not to feel good if the body suffers from an illness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius’ Duality Hacks in a particular order. But in the case of this article, you may benefit from reading Duality Hack #6 Happiness is to be in touch with the brain.

In a world of duality, everything comes in pairs of opposing elements. They depend on each other, like breathing in and out. And also, like breathing does not work if you mix the opposing ingredients, you cannot blend the contrasting parts of a duality pair.

That said, since non-duality is formless, thus endless, duality is an empty vision as airy as a dream. Hence it is only within the context of duality that something seems substantial or unsubstantial. But since you assume to read this on tangible media, you believe in a world of duality.

But you cannot undo that belief unless you have acknowledged it, thus not separating or combining the opposing elements in the duality pairs making up a world of duality but respecting their interdependency. However, most divide or unite the contrasting parts in duality pairs. For example, many believe they can connect physical and non-physical issues. This hack explores how to correct that mistake.

Allhough projections are not real, they appear to be if you hide that their apparent effect is self-made. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you denigrate others to make yourself look good, you live in constant fear of retaliation. Hence you turn the body into a weapon of defence or attack by keeping your shoulders deadlocked in a backwards or forward position. But since that makes the muscles inflexible, they eventually ache. Fortunately, this is easily healed by acknowledging, you have chosen to hurt the body because it relaxes when not blamed for what you feel.

In the mental sphere, you see yourself as someone in a world defined by time and space. But since that which is you is no different from that which is One, and it is formless, thus without beginning and end, it is painful being reduced to someone in a capsule of time and space.

Nevertheless, this pain makes you feel real. For example, you pinch yourself to determine whether you are dreaming. And when you feel pain, you decide you are awake as a substantial being in a tangible world.

In other words, since your sense of existence is bracketed with pain, you must suffer to feel alive. And since being someone in a world defined by time and space is based on separating yourself from the formlessness of oneness, disassociating is also what you resort to in making the pain bearable. In the psychological sphere, you eliminate uncomfortable feelings from your awareness by projecting them onto vulnerable body parts. Hence the disassociated psychological issues seem hidden in physical matters.

However, you sense the physical discomfort experienced in the body is not solely material. But instead of acknowledging that you projected non-physical problems onto the body, you blame the world for your pain. Then, to deal with its expected retaliation, you turn the body into a weapon of defence or attack by keeping the shoulders pushed forward into a defensive position or pushed back into a place of constant readiness to attack.

That makes you feel in control, thus safe, especially when you push one of the shoulders upwards to constrict the energy further. If it is the left shoulder, the brain’s processing of the body’s feelings is delayed, wherefore you have time to step in, giving the body’s signals a clear-cut meaning that confirms you are someone definitive instead of the brain’s interpretation in which you are twofold. However, if it is the right shoulder, the incoming signals are rendered as twofold by the brain but blocked from being expressed like that. This approach is often the woman’s way. 

A way to prevent feelings from being expressed as they are is to hold your mouth closed, even when you smile. Hence it is as if no lousy emotion slips out. However, everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. So if you exclude negativity, you also ban positivity. So since there is no negativity to define positivity, your positivity is thought up. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, women tend to allow the body’s emotions to be processed by the brain but often override the brain’s dualistic description of feelings from being expressed. Instead, they replace it with a singular interpretation establishing them as unique women knowing the exact meaning of their emotions.

Besides hiding that they do not know who they are, their single-minded insight fends off the brain’s story of twofoldness, thus togetherness. The resulting loneliness is often suppressed by manipulating others into thinking they need the women’s secret superpower to connect with their feelings.

Generally, men also want to feel needed by others as someone definitive, not dual, even though they do not know what they are. So before the brain receives the body’s emotions to process them as twofold, men define them mentally. Hence, since they are out of touch with their genuine feelings, emotions do not disturb them from doing the right thing per mental concepts, thus appearing as superstars. But, unfortunately, this way of suppressing their incoming feelings stiffens the left side of the body, whereas controlling the outgoing emotions, like women often do, hardens the right side.

Since the disruption is caused by the mental vision that you are the master of the body, the problem originates in the mental sphere, where you try to hide feeling inferior by controlling the body’s incoming or outgoing signals.

The brain loves when its experiences make you believe you are something, thus, not discovering you are a fantasy made from nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

However, feeling inferior is a misunderstanding brought about by the perception that you are definitive, not twofold. Fortunately, it is easily corrected. Suppose you perceive your definite response to the present moment as ‘it is what it is.’ That reveals your reaction is not singular but twofold, so feeling lost, for example, is complemented by feeling seen.

When you do that and perceive your reaction to the body as ‘it is what it is,’ thus having your response exposed as twofold, the body’s signals are not seen as singular but dual. Hence the brain recognises them.

When joining the interaction of these opposites or any other, you are in the duality flow. Therefore, since you do not feel anything specific, you cannot use pain to prove your existence as someone definitive. Fortunately, it does not matter because there is no need to be something specific in the constant interaction of opposites. Therefore, since you do not manipulate the body to create a special appearance, its signals flow freely to the brain, which has the body’s blueprint, thus knowing how to deal with them to keep the body sound.

Like you adjust to the concept of a computer game, you adjust to being twofold when playing the game of duality.

Ultimately, you are neither twofold nor singular because reality is non-dual, and it takes more than one to be anything. Since it also requires more than one to leave non-duality, you never left it. Besides, it is formless, thus endless, so there is nowhere to go. However, believing to be in a world of duality, it is easier to undo the belief when not singular but twofold. Since that does not turn you into something specific, you are nobody, hence nothing to give up returning to non-duality.

NOTE: The article is part of Duality Hack #7 Physical & non-physical issues do not mix.