The body is made to deal with physical issues, not psychological ones [draft]

Updated September 29, 2022

There is no grand purpose for appearing to be or have a self – like there is no purpose in appearing as someone in a computer game except for having fun pretending to be what you are not. 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 about the perception ‘it is what it is’ in hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to be happy., and the special self in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

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It is not only Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings that talk about using the body to hide psychological problems. In Bioenergetics (see Wikipedia about that), it is the theory that the body gets sick because you dump psychological issues in it. Before Freud, it was the other way around. Then, the cause of psychological problems was considered physical.

However, Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings do not agree on a link between psychological and physical problems. Even though the same organ in the brain processes their experience, they are not combinable – like night and day, also rendered by the same organ, they cannot be experienced simultaneously. They exclude each other and can only be combined in fantasy. In other words, it is not love but food the body needs to survive. And on a psychological level, it is not food but love that makes you go on.

Fortunately, Alexius’ Enlightened Non-TeachingsAlexius’ Duality Hacks exposes the insanity of the imagined fusion of a physical symptom and one’s anxiety. Thus the physical issue can be dealt with materially and the psychological one mentally or emotionally. Consequently, psychologically speaking, you can feel fine, regardless of your body’s condition. 

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The special self dissociates from psychological feelings by imagining dumping them in the body. But, although this has made them disappear from the awareness of the special self, they remain in the darkness of their consciousness as something believed to be buried in obscure parts of their body.

Unfortunately, their suppressed energy is experienced to make the obscured parts of the body malfunction sooner or later. Thus the special self concludes its problems are caused by the body and not how it deals with it. But even if it succeeds in healing the painful parts of the body, the pain pops up in another part of the body.

Nothing has been healed because the problem is not in the body but in your perception. You reckon if you hide your unwanted psychological issues in obscure parts of the body, you will look so bright that nobody notices the darkness in you. To undo this mistake, you must bring back the darkness to your awareness so it can define the brightness in you. Thus darkness does not seem dangerous. On the contrary, it displays the brightness in you. Read more about that here.

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The special self uses much energy to suppress the thoughts and feelings judged politically incorrect per its belief system so that it appears to be part of something special. On the other hand, the basic self follows the brain. And since it creates all experiences, the basic self is part of everything. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self uses much energy to suppress the thoughts and feelings judged as negative. It deems this necessary to preserve what it believes in being or will become when it lives in the now, come from the heart or whatnot. However, the basic self has no desire to appear in a special way, thus no need to judge something as wrong.

Besides, it knows negativity is just as crucial as positivity. For example, an electric wire needs the negative pole as much as the positive one to make the energy required to publish this article on the internet.

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If you decide you are clumsy when continually dropping something, you may, by reflex, hide this feeling of silliness in the stomach and, eventually, be diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). This sickness is not physically measurable through blood or bodily analysis. Instead, the diagnosis is based on eliminating other measurable issues, indicating this one is a psychosomatic disorder.

That is probably why the problem is not solved through physically solutions such as excluding bread, onions and whatnot. Instead, the issue needs to be addressed in the psychological sphere where you see yourself as awkward, thus looking for something to confirm it.

This is not to say that you should avoid a diet like FODMAP. In the case of IBS, it might be an excellent way to relieve stomach pain, so you have the strength to accept your insecurity instead of dumping it in the stomach. Your clumsiness is not a fact but an opinion of yours. If you do not try to hide this opinion in the stomach but perceive it as ‘it is what it is,’ you see your singular view is twofold. Clumsiness is paired with grace.

The special self always thinks it knows better. Thus it forces the body to do extreme yoga exercises, heavy weight lifting, restricting diets, tantra sex, or other mental concepts of wellness that make the body appear to be a manifestation of the special self. The price is a body in pain, but since the primary concern of the special self is its appearance, it gladly pays that price.

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The paradox in trying to heal a psychosomatic disorder is that it reinforces the fear of the physical symptoms, thus the impression that psychological and physical issues are linked and result in a psychosomatic disorder.

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Like a strawn is built to deal with fluid and not tangible things, the body is made to deal with material and not immaterial matters. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When physical symptoms of illness trigger memories of endangerment and those two are combined, the physical symptoms are perceived to cause a threat. Therefore, a fusion of physical and psychological reality seems to have been established. However, the physical and mental reality does not mix except in fantasy. So to heal the problem, the psychosomatic disorder must be split into physical and psychological issues.

First, you face the memories of endangerment in the psychological zone. One look at them is enough because feelings are fleeting when not hidden. Hereafter, the biological system is not burdened by a non-physical issue. Thus it can deal with its physical problem, as it was made to do.

But suppose you did not combine the experience of a physical symptom with memories of endangerment. In that case, the physical symptom is separated from the psychological issue. Hence the biological system is free to deal with the physical symptom as it was made to do. And the memories of danger can be dealt with psychologically.

To sum it up: When you appear sick, and your concern about the physical symptom triggers a past sense of danger that you interpret as caused by the present physical symptom, you develop a psychosomatic disorder. But since the body cannot be fused with non-physical issues, no cure will work until this imagined combo is undone so that each problem can be dealt with on its term.

This differentiation between physical and non-physical matters occurs automatically when you are the basic self because it relates to the stream of thoughts coming from the brain as it is and not as it should be according to the concept of a body-mind connection, trying to establish consistency and meaning where there is none. You do not appear in a physical world to learn anything. Everything you encounter is made from empty space. The only purpose of your experiences, including those interpreted as spiritual and as you as someone, is to feel entertained by nothing. Read more about that here.

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Alexius’ Duality Hacks perceive everything as themselves, namely as nothing. Therefore, since they do not see your problems, they do not hold you back from having the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One undone.

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If your phone is out of order and seems to make you upset, having the phone fixed may appear to address your anger as well. But the phone has neither the power to make you angry nor stop it. So even though the rage has disappeared from your awareness, it will return when something else triggers it. That is unless you deal with the phone and your fury separately, so both of the problems were solved on their level. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self hides unpleasant psychological issues from its awareness by dumping them behind physical problems. Thus it preserves its image of being friendly. To prevent concealed psychological problems from surfacing and expose its peaceful image as fake, the special self never allows itself to relax except through structured systems like Tai chi. On the other hand, the basic self has no special image to uphold. Hence relaxing comes naturally.

That does not mean the basic self never explodes with anger. But, contrary to the special self, it does not see that as wrong. Therefore, since it never hides its rage or any other emotion from itself but perceives its reaction to them as ‘it is what it is,’ it has nothing to conceal.

That said, nobody is perfect, so there may have been times when the basic self forgot to perceive its reaction to something as ‘it is what it is.’ No problem. It is never too late to perceive a past response as ‘it is what it is.’ Thus having it revealed not to be definitive but twofold, there is no specific feeling to avoid.

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There is no truth to extract from Alexius’ Duality Hacks. They are a part of a world where there seems to be more than one, and such a world is non-existing because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. Hence, the basic and special self’s differentiation and perceptions are nonsense.

Nevertheless, this craziness can be beneficial in exposing the absurdity of believing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Read more about that in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

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Undoing the belief in being someone special is like stepping into the unknown. And since life cannot be known, you find it there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you justify your unpleasant emotions with something judged as flawed in the world, those feelings are buried in a mental drama of fairness. For example, when you feel angry, it is obscured by the sad story you keep telling about the world to establish you are unfairly treated. Hence feeling angry has been removed from your awareness and replaced by a mental concept of being mistreated. This spin also hides, you fear the world will get back at you for blaming it for your negative emotions.

However, this is too shameful to admit. So to save face when you feel attacked by the world, you repeat the story of being mistreated, thus proven innocent. However, to uphold your innocence, you must continuously suppress feeling selfish, greed, anger and envy, which you do by changing the focus from yourself to others. You keep it at them by pointing out the flaws you instinctively know they are ashamed of. That you are very good at, and your friends know it. Yet, they do not expose you. It would also unmask themselves because they also look for someone to attack, so they feel off the hook. That is why they recognise it in you.

To hide that you and like-minded ones hate everybody, you meet in special groups where you hug and share in a collectively agreed way of being united. Yet, it is not feelings of love but the wish to hide they hate each other that connects them. Naturally, nobody wants to acknowledge this, least of all do they want to talk about it in the group because if you do not censor yourself to speak and act within the language of love established by the group, or its mentor, you are expelled. And then there is nowhere to go to find relief from your despair.

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Both a body and a car need water and food to function. You cannot replace that with spirituality. Nor can it change how they work. A body and a car need physical treatment and can only be used physically. Love does not transform them into something else. But unlike a car, the body can heal itself if you do not interfere with non-physical ideas. That said, sometimes it needs the assistance of a health care professional.

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The special self does not want to see itself as it is, so it excludes everything from its awareness that does not ratify the image of perfectness it has fabricated. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Being the basic self, you perceive every moment as the perfect moment, no matter the body’s condition, because the basic self perceives its reaction to that as ‘it is what it is.’ That is why Alexius feels good even though his physical condition does not contribute to this. Due to Scheuermann’s disease, internal organs have been harmed, so he has chronic GERD and inflammation in the lungs and the nose. Furthermore, he has had three operations on the heart. And one of his eyes hardly works. The list goes on.

He has never been smoking and has always eaten healthy and exercised, so it seems he cannot improve his physical issues. Sometimes, though, he turns into the special self to boost his physical well-being. But since this attempt is based on not feeling good enough, it enhances that feeling. Therefore, frustration builds until he returns to the default perception of the basic self, ‘it is what it is.’ Thus he feels good, regardless of appearance.

That is not to say you should not take care of the body when you align with the basic self because you are bound to follow the brain’s instructions regardless of being basic or special. And they include taking care of the body. However, the special self does not like to follow orders, so it hides that it obeys the brain by making a perception where the special self appears to be in charge or going with a unique flow.

As that perception is out of sync with the brain’s script, the special self does not feel loved but rejected. This feeling is disguised by projecting it onto obscure parts of the body. But you cannot hide an abstract problem in something substantial. The body senses you try to do that and fight it by shooting off here and there. Thus, your attempt to combine a psychological issue with a physical one turns into a psychosomatic disorder that cannot be healed until the unfortunate belief in this combo is dropped.

Hereafter the body is free to heal itself, and emotional problems can be dealt with in the non-physical sphere where they are conceived. Actually, the non-physical area is so airy that your psychological issues disappear when you look at them. In other words, they do not remain for long when not hiding psychological problems.

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In a world where there seems to be more than one, you appear to get rid of unwanted emotions by hiding them in the body and later free them from their imprisonment by bringing them back into the psyche.

But since there is no more than that which is One, and it takes more than one to be alive, what and where you believe in being is non-existing. Therefore, ultimately speaking, there is nothing to heal other than believing that you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Fortunately, they automatically do that when you keep reading Alexius’ Duality Hacks.


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