The psychological zone is anywhere but in material things

Updated May 8, 2023

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.

Your image of yourself in the psychological sphere has nothing to do with the body, which feels attacked when you try to alter it with your mental ideas.


The brain creates 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 tangible world. But determining where the psychological zone is experienced is more problematic because most try integrating it with the body.

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


The psychological zone is so airy that everything is fleeting unless projected on something perceived as substantial.


When swimming, the water touching your body feels good, but not if it gets inside it. Likewise, the body enjoys the psychological sphere but avoids being integrated with it.


It is a waste of time looking for your psychological emotion in the body because it is solely physical, thus without anything psychological or spiritual. You could also say that the body is visible, whereas non-physical issues are invisible, and visibility and invisibility do not blend.

So if you have projected emotional issues onto the body with the assumption that you can hide them there, you better start correcting this fantasy by recognising them where they were conceived, namely in the psychological sphere. Facing them there, they gently open up and reveal they are not singular but twofold. Thus there is no specific psychological issue to bother you.


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

Since non-duality is formless, thus endless, the experience of duality is fantasy. Therefore, since the psychological and physical world is imaginative, everything experienced, including the body, is nonmaterial. However, since Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings are written within the context of duality where everything comes in contrast to define each other, the experience of the physical world is perceived as substantial and the psychological world unsubstantial, although they are immaterial.


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

In this airy sphere, everywhere around you, a psychological feeling does not seem heavy, like when imagined 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. They are constantly interacting to define each other.

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

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

In other words, if you want to feel whole in a world of duality, you never hold onto a specific thought or feeling. Instead, you view them as part of a duality pair in which they interact with their opposing element to define what it is and be defined by that. This movement, called the duality flow, makes you feel complete, thus not needing to hide non-physical issues in the body, wherefore the biological system is free to keep the body sound as it was made to.


If you do not feel complete, you have broken a duality pair. However, that is impossible because you cannot experience a world of duality without them. In other words, feeling incomplete is like having vertigo. Read more about vertigo here. It is not a matter of the world’s appearance but how you sense it psychologically. Thus you correct it in the psychological zone by perceiving your reaction to feeling incomplete as ‘it is what it is.’ Since that reveals your response is not singular but twofold, you feel complete.


You cannot explain the world in this image because its elements are mixed impossibly, except in fantasy. 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 but on your reaction to it. Hereafter, the response is revealed as twofold in the mental zone. Hence you are in the duality flow.

However, if your reaction triggered old feelings projected onto the body, you do not perceive your response to the house but to your upset body as ‘it is what it is.’ Again having your reaction revealed as twofold.

But since most do not want to get into the duality flow, they perceive their reaction as ‘I know what it is,’ thus establishing it as a fact and yourself as in the know. Read more about this mix-up here. If you want to escape this imprisonment of yourself and others, you perceive your reaction to ‘I know what it is‘ as ‘it is what it is.’

So it is not about finding the cause of your problem but perceiving your reaction to it as ‘it is what it is’ because the root of the problem is that you are not living by duality, which is corrected by having a twofold reaction to the experience of duality.

To see any reaction in a world of duality is twofold, you do not actually have to perceive it as ‘it is what it is.’ It is a palpable tool Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings recommend to expose something translucent: a singular thought or feeling contains its counterpart, and they constantly interact to define each other. All you have to do to join this interaction, which is the duality flow, is to look at a singular reaction in the psychological zone. Then it opens up and reveals it contains its counterpart, wherefore you feel complete. Read more about the process in You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it.


When you do not project psychological issues onto the body, they do not seem hidden from your awareness. Hence you can perceive your reaction to them as ‘it is what it is,’ revealing your response as twofold. Therefore, since there is no specific reaction to confirm a definitive problem, there is no suffering to project onto the body.


When you project a particular psychological issue, for example, hate, onto your body, it seems removed from the psychological sphere. Therefore, since its complementary part, love, is alone, it cannot interact with hate to be outlined, so love confuses you. In other words, when one part of a duality pair is imagined as removed, you experience brain fog.


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

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


When physical symptoms of illness trigger psychological memories of endangerment, and those are imagined as linked, the physical symptoms are perceived to cause a threat. Hence a fusion of physical and psychological reality seems established. However, the body is material, thus unable to integrate non-material issues except in fantasy. Therefore, to heal the psychosomatic disorder, you must look at where the imagination is made, namely in the mental zone.

One look is enough to undo the imaginary link between physical and non-physical issues because fantasies are fleeting when you do not imagine them established as substantial by the body. Since the same applies to all thoughts and feelings in the mental zone, another look at the feeling of endangerment is enough to see through it, thus realising it is coupled with protection, with endangerment to define each other. But since that is done in constant interaction, endangerment does not get sticky. Consequently, not a threat.

However, when the psychological part of a psychosomatic disorder is dissolved, the physical aspect of the imagined fusion remains the same in the body. But maybe not for long because when the physical symptom is not imagined 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 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 is only in the mental zone where just one look exposes the supposed link as fake.


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 dumping them 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, our bodies have feelings – but only physical ones. If they seem psychological, you have projected them onto the body to make them appear more significant. 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 onto it. If it seems so, it is something you envision 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. However, appearing in a world of duality, you must live by it to leave it. Fortunately, that is effortless because you move by the dice like in a board game. 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 living by duality, thus able to leave it. See hack #8 The duality flow goes to non-duality.


The 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 be per a body-mind philosophy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self does not feel its body because, in the psychological zone, it sees the body as a means to hide or enhance thoughts and feelings. Of course, this mistake, generally diagnosed as a psychosomatic issue, make the special self foggy. However, it blames the body, thus making the imagined blend of physical and non-physical issues appear real. Then it approaches the presumed problem by trying to alter the body per ideas of yoga or other non-physical concepts. Waiting for the transformation such philosophies promise, the special self ignores the happiness the brain continuously injects into the body. Hence, the body remains a source of misery for the special self.

Should the special self accidentally discovers the brain’s love, it cannot help loving the whole world, thus having its idea of being superior dissolved by love, wherefore, it immediately dismisses the brain’s love as wrong. Read about the special self in Duality Hack #5 The worry-free life of the basic self.

Feeling the brain’s love has nothing to do with being spiritual but being adjusted to the virtual world of duality. You cannot experience spirituality in any way as that takes more than one, and spirituality is that which is One. That is why neither tantra nor meditation is about spirituality but fencing it off. Read more about that here.


In the psychological sphere, you soon learn you are loved as you are because you are created by the brain, which loves everything it makes. Naturally, that makes the body relax. However, since it only understands material matters, relaxation is not caused by love but by you not projecting unwanted thoughts and feelings onto the body or using it to prove you are worthy. In other words, when you feel wanted, thus not projecting anything onto the body, it does not have to defend itself, wherefore it relaxes.


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

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