Where is the psychological zone? [draft]

Updated October 18, 2022

Healing the psychological part of a psychosomatic combo takes no time. All psychological feelings are fleeting when looked at where they are conceived, namely in the mental zone. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What you believe in being is solely an image in the psychological sphere. It has nothing to do with the body, which feels attacked if you try to adjust it to the image you have made of yourself in the psychological sphere.

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The brain fabricates the psychological sphere, the body and the world of duality. But just like you do not drive a car in the factory where it is made, you do not experience the psychological sphere, the body and the world of duality in the brain. Instead, the body is experienced as something substantial in a world of duality. Where the psychological zone is experienced seems more problematic because most try to integrate it with the body.

But that is not how the brain has set it up. The psychology sphere is immaterial, the opposite of the material body. They interact to define each other, like breathing in and out, but they can never be combined. If you accept this twofoldness, the duality flow goes on uninterrupted, and you feel vigorous.

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You feel the waves interact outside your body when you swim in the ocean. However, the body and the waves cannot blend. The water will kill the body if it gets inside it. Likewise, the body can enjoy what is going on in the psychological sphere, but it will fight airiness if you try to integrate it with the solidness of the body.

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The psychological sphere is anywhere but in bodily feelings. Thus you are close to it at sleep. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, the psychological sphere or zone is also called the mental sphere or zone. It is airy, thus anywhere but in something substantial. So bringing back into awareness the psychological feelings you have projected onto the solidness of your body is not done by facing them in the body but in the non-material mental zone.

In this airy sphere, everywhere around you, a psychological feeling does not seem heavy anymore, like when it is combined with the body. Thus one look at it is enough to make it vanish and reveal its opposite. For example, one look at hate replaces it with love, which, when looked at, replaces hatred. And so they go on constantly interacting to define each other.

That is the way of duality. Everything comes in pairs of opposing opposites so that you can experience a world of duality. Being in sync with this twofoldness, you feel complete in your psychological zone. That is, if you do not eliminate one part of a duality pair by projecting it onto your body or the world or imagining uniting the opposing parts.

The elements of a duality pair can neither be united nor separated because they depend on each other to be defined, like two sides of a coin define each other. Therefore, messing with the interaction of the opposing elements in a duality pair, you break up duality, thus feeling broken.

In other words, you cannot hold onto specific thoughts and feelings if you want to feel complete in a world of duality. Instead, you view them with their opposing elements in constant interaction to define each other. This movement, called the duality flow, makes you feel complete, thus having no need to hide non-physical issues in the body, wherefore it is free to deal with itself materially.

Defocusing is beneficial in not focusing on the body but sensing the airy feelings in the psychological zone. Read more about defocusing in the articles Defocusing cancels out contrasts, thus duality and The four aspects of Enlightenment and how to sample them. And read more about duality pairs and the duality flow in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

It is also beneficial to remember that although a physical problem can be severe, it is most likely far from as problematic as it appears when combined with psychological feelings. Thus there is no need to worry that much.

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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. However, you can only undo this belief if you approach the body as it is and not as you want it to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To get into the duality flow, you do not use the perception ‘it is what it is’ on a house you see because it is not in the mental zone. Instead, you perceive your reaction to the house as ‘it is what it is.’ Since your response is in the mental zone where it is revealed as twofold, you are in the duality flow.

But maybe you do not feel your reaction in the mental zone but in your stomach, where it has triggered older repressed feelings. Since that is not in the mental zone, you do not perceive it as ‘it is what it is.’ Instead, you perceive your response to your upset stomach as ‘it is what it is.’ Thus having your reaction revealed as twofold.

In other words, it is not about finding what specifically has caused your repressed feelings in the stomach, nor what triggers them or the pattern you compulsively follow. Since the root of the problem is that you are not living by duality, it is corrected by having a twofold reaction.

To do that, you must be aware of your singular response to your upset stomach so it can be perceived it as ‘it is what it is.’ Should you not notice any reaction, there are several explanations. One is that you have already perceived it as ‘I know what it is,’ thus establishing it as a fact and not a feeling. Read more about this mix-up here. Another explanation is that the repressed feelings attributed to the stomach are based on a recollection of psychological emotions faced and forgotten a long time ago. Hence there is not something to relive. Thus nothing psychological to see when you look at the body from the mental zone. Consequently, you have no reaction to perceive as ‘it is what it is.’cx

However, being unable to choose, you may be on your to non-duality because it has nothing to choose from, as that requires more than one. But since it also takes more than one to feel complete, this journey may seem unsettling at first. You might want to blame your upset stomach for that, although it is solely a physical matter in our example that may not go away before you are discarded as someone definitive in the Enlightenment of that which is One. Read about that in hack #6.1 The Enlightenment of that which is One.

There is more about how to use the perception ‘it is what it is’ in You must play the game of duality to hack it. And below, we continue with the subject of this article, which is to have a good time in a world of duality by staying true to the duality pairs. In other words, the purpose of HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end is, at first, not to end the belief in duality but get the best out of it. But when you eventually feel so good about it that you forget it, non-duality does not seem hidden.

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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.

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 illness.

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When physical symptoms of illness trigger psychological memories of endangerment and those two are combined, the physical symptoms are perceived to cause a threat. Hence 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.

Therefore, regarding the psychological issue, you partly disregard the pain in the body because although it is experienced as linked with the psychological issue, the connection is imaginative. There can only be physical pain. Hence the non-physical problem is faced in the psychological sphere. One look is enough because psychological feelings are fleeting when not combined with a physical problem and thus turned into something substantial which seems lasting. In The psychological and physical sphere does not mix, you can read about where the psychological sphere is.

However, the physical pain in the body remains the same when the psychological issue is solved. But maybe not for long because when the physical symptom is not mixed up with a psychological problem, the body’s biological system is free to deal with the physical symptom as it was made to do.

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, this imagined combo cannot be healed until its components are dealt with on its term.

This differentiation between physical and non-physical matters occurs automatically when you are the basic self. It relates to the stream of thoughts coming from the brain as it is and not as it should per a body-mind based on imaginary consistency and meaning.

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You cannot explain the world in this image because the elements of it is mixed in a way that is not possible except in fantasy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you do not feel complete, you have broken a duality pair, which is impossible because, without them, you cannot experience being someone in a world of duality. In other words, feeling incomplete is like having vertigo. It is not a reflection of the world but your state of mind. If you want to correct that, you only have to remind yourself that everything is twofold. You can do that by perceiving your reaction to your distinct opinions as ‘it is what it is’ because that reveals it is not singular but twofold.

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When you do not project psychological issues onto the body, they do not seem to be hidden from your awareness. Hence you can perceive your reaction to them as ‘it is what it is,’ revealing it is twofold. Therefore, since nothing specific seems to make you suffer, there is no misery to project onto the body. Instead, it stays in the psychological sphere. But not for long because it is an airy sphere, so everything there is fleeting.

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Brain fog comes from projecting a particular psychological issue onto your body because everything comes in pairs of opposites in a world of duality, so when one part of a psychological pair is imagined to be somewhere else than in the psychological sphere, you feel blurry.

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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.

Think of a movie as a metaphor for the physical. You cannot see the mental zone in it. It is something you add. Yet, it does not change anything but your perception of the film.

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

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. That does not mean you have to make an effort or understand it. Like in a board game, you move by the dice. And when the meaning you assign to the result is perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ you see your response is twofold, wherefore you are playing the game of duality. Thus able to leave the game. See hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

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In the psychological sphere, you soon learn you are loved as you are because you are created by the brain, and it loves the way it has set you up. That makes the body relax. But since it only understands material matters, this is not because of love but because when you know you are wanted, you do not project unwanted thoughts and feelings onto the body or use it to prove you are worthy.

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Read more about the mental/psychological zone in this hack plus


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