4.3 The psychological and physical sphere does not mix [draft]

Updated May 17, 2022

If you concentrate a lot, you might sense something that appears to be a person in this image. And if you extend this experience by imagining how the person is, you may think you experience something real. But if you do not focus on seeing something specific, you will not experience anything definable in this image that can define you as someone definitive. Thus you are well on your way back to that which is One because there is nobody in the picture – nor is somebody looking at it. That requires more than one, and there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. 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 having read hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

In a world of duality, everything comes in pairs, such as physical and non-physical. The opposing elements in a pair depend on each other. For example, you cannot breathe out without breathing in and vice versa. Although it is unrealistic to mix the elements in a duality pair, it is common to believe that you can integrate physical and non-physical issues. However, it is like trying to blend breathing in and out. You fuck up duality.

That said, since non-duality is formless, thus endless, duality is a fantasy. Hence everything in a world of duality, regardless of appearing to be physical or not, is as airy as a dream. In other words, it is only within the context of duality that it seems something is substantial or unsubstantial. But since you assume to be someone reading something, you believe to be in a world of duality.

You cannot undo that belief if you do not live by it. Thus it is best not to separate or combine the opposing elements of a duality pair but respect their interdependency. But since it is a common belief that physical and non-physical issues can be connected, this hack explores how to correct that mistake.

Have you ever looked at a painting of persons and sensed their emotions? What you perceive to be there is make-believe because nobody is in the picture. Nevertheless, imagination can make it appear as if something happens in a lifeless painting.

You cannot explain the world in this image because its elements are mixed in an impossible way, except in fantasy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Depending on the thoughts projected onto the persons appearing to be in a painting, you will experience them negatively or positively. And if you believe they cause this experience, not you, it feels like the people in the picture are alive. But it is a fantasy. There is nobody but you. And that is also a fantasy because it takes more than one to be somewhere, and there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless.

This illustrates that what and where you experience being is made from fragments of things you imagine to see outside of oneness. But it does not explain who imagines seeing this? It is impossible because there is nothing outside of oneness since it is endless, nor is there something inside it, as that calls for more than one. Therefore, as nobody experiences something, there is no reasonable way to explain why somebody seems to be reading this written by somebody else. If it could be explained, it would be authentic.

That is why so many like to ask, Who am I? They reckon their question validates their existence. But this is as crazy as to ask who this article’s writer is and assume the author exists in it. There is nobody in it, neither in the world where you believe in being because reality is that which is One, and it takes more than one to be somewhere.

But here we are – or appear to be – in a world where there seems to be more than one. So what to do about it? Nothing because doing something is what makes you appear real.

This does not mean that the problems that seem to arise in a world where there seems to be more than one should be unattended. But since the brain is the author of this fiction, it is the brain, not you, that does something. The belief that you are the master comes from the wish to make a difference, for example by getting rid of orange peel, obtaining six-packs, integrating the body with higher energies or something else that goes against the body’s nature.

Nevertheless, if you wish to help, you can make it easier for the body – and yourself since you believe to be inside it – by not projecting ideas of perfection onto the body but keep them in the mental sphere where thoughts are fleeting. Hence they do not seem to push you into manifesting them. Therefore, since the mental and physical reality is kept apart, your appearance as someone substantial in a tangible world feels so pleasant that you do not feel like improving the body and leaving it behind when the time comes.

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 feel good, you live in constant fear of retaliation. Hence you turn the body into a weapon of defence or attack by respectively keeping your shoulders deadlocked in a backwards or forward position.

But this makes the muscles inflexible, wherefore they, eventually, start to ache. The solution to your attack on the body is to acknowledge, you have chosen hurt it. By doing that, the body is not to blame. Thus it relaxes.

In the mental sphere, you perceive yourself as someone in a body defined by time and space. But since that which is you is formless, thus without beginning and end, it is painful to be reduced to someone limited by time and space.

Nevertheless, it is pain that makes you feel you are someone in a material world. When you pinch yourself to determine whether you are dreaming, the experience of pain makes you decide that you are a substantial being in a tangible world.

Since your existence, therefore, is bracketed together with pain, you need to 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. Thus you hide the worst part of it, the psychological distress, from your awareness by projecting it onto the body. As a side effect, it appears more real when the projection eventually seems to cause physical discomfort.

Somehow you sense the pain experienced in the body comes from somewhere else. But instead of acknowledging that you projected it onto the body, you choose to blame somebody else for the discomfort. To deal with that, you turn into a weapon of defence or attack against the world by keeping the shoulders pushed forward into a defensive position or pushed back into a place of constant readiness to attack.

This makes you feel safer and as if you are in control. Especially if you push one of the shoulders upwards to constrict that area further. It prevents the signals in the body from passing through the blockage to the brain, maybe not totally but ever so slightly is enough for you to believe the brain is defeated, so you can take over as the boss and mentally decide what is going on in the body. Since this distance you from what you feel, it seems less frightening than when the brain deals with the body’s feelings.

Women tend to allow the body’s flow of emotions to reach the brain. But they prevent the expression of feelings processed by the brain by replacing them with a mental story in which a woman is the expert of emotions, both her own and others. Her made-up insight she uses to manipulate others into acknowledging her as a unique and caring person.

A way to keep negative feelings hidden inside the body is to hold the mouth closed, even when you smile. Hence it is as if no bad emotion slip out. However, everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. So if you exclude negativity, positivity is also excluded. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Generally, men also want to be acknowledged as unique. So they prevent the body’s flow of emotions from reaching the brain. Thus men can make up a story where they, like heroes, do the right thing regardless of feelings. Unfortunately, this way of hiding their feelings stiffens the left side of the body, whereas the woman’s approach hardens the right side. There are many opinions about how to restore the body. But since the disruption is caused by the idea that you can control your body, the problem is not in it but in the mental sphere, where there is a basic notion of not being good enough as you are.

The brain loves when its experiences make you believe you are something, so you do not discover what you experience is fantasy it has made from nothing.

This is a misunderstanding based on the perception that you are someone definitive and not dual. But suppose you do not suppress your singular reaction to something. In that case, your response can be perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ which reveals that feeling abandoned, for example, is complemented by feeling supported because everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. Hence you feel complete as you are.

Ultimately, you are not dual, nor something else, because reality is non-dual and it takes more than one to be anything. But like you adjust to the concept of a computer game, you adjust to polarity when playing the game of duality.

Therefore, since you do not need to interfere with the body’s flow of feelings, they are not blocked from the brain. And since it has the blueprint of the body, it knows how to restore it. However, this does not mean you disregard common sense. You can assist by softening the body via far-infrared heating pads, giving it a massage with rollers from Blackroll, and energising it with Nordic Walking. To ensure there are no serious problems with internal organs, you may have to consult a qualified physician. Read more about taking care of the body here.

Maybe the physical symptoms caused by your abuse of the body will never be entirely fixed. But if the remaining problems are perceived like the basic self would do, namely as ‘it is what it is,’ you do not experience these limitations as something to prevent you from feeling complete. Thus you can have the belief in being someone definitive undone while enjoying it.

You cannot mix a circle and a square, nor the psychological and physical domain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To disassociate yourself from feeling anger inside you, you exclude the feeling from your awareness by dumping it in the body’s darkness. At least, this is how a psychologist explains it. But immaterial issues cannot be hidden in something material –like you cannot hide the wind inside a wall. So what actually happens is that you combine psychological pain with physical pain in the back, for example.

When you once have concluded your anxiety is caused by physical pain, you by reflex look for the same connection every time you are worried. Hence you automatically search the body for a flaw that can explain you feel worried. That is until you do not try to explain away your worries, but perceive them as ‘it is what it is.’

This reveals your anxiety is in constant interaction with pleasure to define each other. Therefore, since feeling worried includes being delighted and vice versa, there is no need to get rid of your worries to feel good. On the contrary, you need your worries to feel geniuly delighted

So since the irritation coming from the psychological problem is experienced to be the same as the discomfort coming from a physical issue in the back, the psychological problem seems to have disappeared. That is why you, hereafter, automatically combine an immaterial problem with a material one to make it go away.

The obsession with the look and performance you expect from the body causes much trouble. If you want to be free from that, the belief that you are someone in a body must be undone. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

However, this fusion is an illusion because a psychological issue cannot be combined with a physical one. Consequently, its perceived result, namely a psychosomatic disorder, is impossible to heal unless seen as two problems: A psychological one that feels like anxiety for something diffused. And a physical problem that is experienced as more straightforward and matter-of-fact.

Best not try to analyse or understand those two feelings. Instead, experience your emotional issue unedited and then perceive your reaction to it asit is what it is.’ This takes the edge of it. Thus you do not need to get rid of your psychological problem by combining it with the experience of a physical one.

Therefore, since the body does not feel invaded by a non-physical issue, it does not need to defend itself by attacking this and that. Instead, it uses its energy on fixing physical problems. Be aware, though, that the purpose of Alexius’ Duality Hack is not to heal the body but the sick belief that someone is in it.

But even though Alexius’ Duality Hacks only heal the belief that you are someone in a body, having that belief undone, having that belief undone, ever so slightly, you do not want to interfere with the body’s ways. But you may wish to assist it. In the case of Alexius, he uses nootropics to boost the brain. This is not to say you should do the same. Bodies are different, so your body may ask for something else. If in doubt, consult a health care professional.

But whether you project psychological issues on the body or not, it remains the same because they do not change the body – only the way you perceive it.

If pain in the mind is not denied the words that seems to cause the pain cannot hurt, but words projected onto the body – your own or somebody else´s – seems to be able to hurt and confirm the believe, that you are a person to be defined by time and space.

Feelings or thoughts you do not like, you hide from your awareness by imagining they can be dumped in the body. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

As a metaphor for the bodily and the mental sphere, think of a movie you watch on your screen. Everything in the film is a simulation of the physical world and only that. The mental zone cannot be seen. It is something you add yourself to the movie. Yet, it does not change anything but your perception of it.

In other words, in the context of the world where we appear everything ng is made of matter, you included. However, contrary to a body in a movie, your body has feelings. But only physical ones. If there seem to be psychological feelings in it, you have projected them onto the body to make it appear more important or the emotions more substantial. It could also be that you want to hide psychological issues from your awareness behind something physical.

But just like nothing changes in a movie, regardless of what you project onto it, nothing is transformed in your body when you project non-bodily issues on it. It only seems so if you envision that mentally.

Please be aware this metaphor is made within the reality of duality. In non-duality, there is nothing tangible or intangible because there is no division like in a world of duality. However, appearing to be in such a world, you must play the polarity game if you want to end it. This does not mean you have to understand it or make an effort. Like in a board game, you move by the dice. The meaning you assign to the result is perceived as ‘it is what it is.’ And since that reveals it is twofold, you are in the duality flow. Thus on the way without distance to non-duality. See hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

NOTE: The article is part of hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.