‘A state of not-knowing,’ and how to get there [draft]

Updated June 27, 2022

Everything believed to be a fact is made up by the brain. It is, for example, not a fact that you see this picture now. It has taken the brain one second to fabricate this experience. Hence what you believe in seeing, you saw in the past. And then again, there was no picture one second ago. It is a fantasy of the brain made from nothing to make it look like you are something. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The brain claims your experiences are
founded on information from the sensory system. You gladly accept this because otherwise, it is evident that the brain fabricates your experiences. Consequently, nothing you see consists of tangible elements but intangible thoughts. See Eyes do not see.

You may have noticed that even with your eyes closed, the brain can produce vivid images that look like the world you see with open eyes. And it does not require you to be sexually stimulated by something in the physical world to produce an orgasm while you are dreaming. The substantiality of what and where you believe to be is a fantasy synthesised by the brain from nothing. For example, after watching several movies in a row, the brain pieces their different work of fiction into one continuous story that feels so exciting that you forget it is fantasy.

This is because whether experiences are perceived as yours or others, real or imagined, authentic or fake, fabrication or factual, physical or spiritual, they are processed by the brain in one higgledy-piggledy by the same organ. It views everything it processes as another construction of thoughts that needs to be shaped into something so engaging that you do not notice it is a fantasy created from nothing. Nor does the brain want you to see that it is as immaterial as the experiences it produces to appear as something in someone who believes the experiences establish it as someone substantial in a tangible world.

Those who want to be in a merry-go-round world may first like to read about the bliss of a state of not-knowing. But when they realise the bliss comes from not believing to be someone definitive, they avoid a state of not knowing by making sure to perform as somebody definitive – for example, saying, »I need time to process it.«Photo © Alexius Jorgensen

Since every experience you are aware of has taken the brain one second to manufacture, the origin of what you believe to experience right now is one second away (read more about that here). Therefore, if you go back one second from your present experience, you return to the nothingness the brain has twisted into something you perceive to happen now.

In this transition from something to nothing, you see how you used to be caged by nothing disguised as something. However, your new freedom from something may feel claustrophobic because you have nowhere to hide your emotions. Fortunately, this exposes them as nothing. Hence you enter a state of not-knowing. Since it is like falling into an unsubstantial body, you neither feel physical nor integrated with higher frequencies. There is no need to label anything.

However, the brain goes on like before, producing experiences of something. But since what you believed in being cannot be recalled in a state of not-knowing, there is nobody to perceive the apparently different experiences to make a difference. That is why you are in the bliss of nothing, which is nowhere because the brain has not rendered it into something. There is nobody to be aware of this until you return to the conscious experience of being someone definitive, and vague memories of it pop up.

In other words, everything said in Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings about a state of not-knowing is based on Alexius’ memories. And though a state of not-knowing is impersonal, memories are personal, so Alexius’ memories may be different from yours, Like two persons drinking the same tea may often remember it differently, although the tea is the same.

In a state of not-knowing, your eyes may be closed or open. Perhaps you sit in a bus or a park, walk down a noisy street, talk a lot or are silent. Everything is normal, and thoughts go on as usual since what and where you appear to be is a construction of thoughts. There is one difference, though. Before, thoughts were perceived as something and now as nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The brain feels it has failed if you do not participate in its fiction of something by continuously sharing your reaction to the experiences it produces with someone internally or externally. So, if you do not verify the brain’s fabrication of nothing as something for 20 minutes, 45 at most, it gives up producing more experiences of you as someone. Thus, you cannot return to the consciousness of being someone in a world of something, nor can you continue in the bliss of nothing, as the fantasy about being someone is over.

But most likely, you leave a state of not-knowing a long time before the brain falls into a coma. And since you are returning to the consciousness of being someone definitive with a clean slate, you automatically serve the brain, thus everybody, because the brain has no personal preferences. Read more about the after-effect of a state of not-knowing in the following article.

Only in a world where there seems to be more than one, does there appear to be levels, so if you experience to be advancing through levels, the belief that there is more than that which is not being undone but enhanced.

Therefore, since this feels very adventurous, you do not need something specific but happily return to the bliss of nothing until the belief in being someone undone. You look forward to recognising oneness because you know it is impossible since that requires more than one. Instead, you enjoy what Alexius’ Duality Hacks is about, revealing that what you perceive to experience as something is nothing.

Since realising this requires more than one, it is only possible in a world where there seems to be more than one, and since it is a world of linear time, this is a process over time. But you do not wonder when it is over because you know time is an illusion. The willingness to realise that is often initiated by admitting that you are not willing to recognise that what you believe to be is nothing. By acknowledging this, you agree that what you appear to be is make-believe and, therefore, not that which is you.

About willingness, see The empty breath and the bliss of not believing to be someone and Willingness to not exclude but include undoes the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one.

Having glimpses of Enlightenment, you stick to one aspect of it at a time. So if you feel it, you do not try to see it. Yet, if visions of it start to take over, you go with that. Suppose you do not try to divide your vision into different shapes. In that case, you will not see patterns and colours in the visual glimpses of Enlightenment but one bright light  It sucks out everything you believe to be so that there is nothing to gracefully fall through a black hole into that which is One  Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In a state of not-knowing, you may have glimpses of Enlightenment. But they are not the Enlightenment of that which is One – just like a movie trailer is not the movie that it shows samples of. As you may have read several times, the Enlightenment of that which is One cannot be experienced because it requires more than one to be aware of something. But you can see, hear, feel or taste glimpses of it. The glimpses do not blend in with the physical world because they are experienced with the inward-facing senses and the physical world with the outward-facing ones. Read more about that here.

In other words, the visual glimpses of Enlightenment do not lighten up a room. On the contrary, it makes it impossible to see it. And even though the ethereal harmonies are the most subtle polyphony of bell-like sounds, they do not mix with church bells or any other mundane sound. That is why you better block out glimpses of Enlightenment when driving a car or doing something else that calls for your focus in the world of the outward-facing senses.

Since we are used to perceiving experiences as they come from outside, we perceive glimpses of Enlightenment to come from inside or another world. But this is not so. Instead, glimpses of Enlightenment come from a gap in nothing almost unprocessed by the brain. And the experiences perceived to be outside of us are nothing twisted into something by the brain.

Anyway, if you forget to perceive the splashes of light in different shapes and colours or to differentiate the ethereal harmonies from each other, the glimpses of light or sound fuse into one light or sound in which you graciously keep falling through empty space until it has emptied you and there is nothing to reunite with that which is One. The same applies to feeling or tasting glimpses of Enlightenment.

Getting into a state of not-knowing is as easy as told, but since we all are in the habit of looking for a solution in the experiences we perceive as something, we may get lost in them, thus feeling hopeless. Super because there is so much energy in hopelessness that unedited will ignite a take-off into the empty breath.

Whether your eyes are open or closed, you can apply one or more of Alexius’ duality hacks wherever you are. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Any duality hack, except the Enlightenment of that which is One, will eventually take you back one second to the emptiness from where the brain imagines something that Alexius’ Duality Hacks expose as nothing. Thus you are no longer in the frustration of something but in the bliss of nothing.

When you feel speedy and restless, you apply hack #5.1 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing. But if you feel tired, pretending to be that is perhaps the better choice of a hack because what you pretend to be is not you (see hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation).

If you tend to justify everything unpleasant with the world, perceiving everything as symbols of oneness could be the hack to apply. In this case, Alone together is also a good hack. Read more about these hacks in hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life, and in hack #7 Alone together is the key to that which is One

Please be aware that the purpose of Alexius’ Duality Hacks is not to heal the body but the sick belief that you are in it. That said, the more this unhealthy belief is healed, the more the body is set free from your dominance. Hence the biological system is not blocked from repairing the body. Nevertheless, it may be helpful to kickstart this with nootropics for boosting the brain, Blackroll for relaxing the muscles, weightlifting for toning them and far-infrared heating pads for deep bodily relaxation. Read more about setting the body free from your dominance in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

If you try to return to a state of not-knowing by replicating the last one, you will not enter it because what you intend to replicate is memories, and contrary to a state of not-knowing they are perceived to be something. If you use second-hand knowledge of how to get the bliss, you become the special self, and since it is very serious about realising itself and a state of not-knowing is selfless, you will not enter it.

The experience of you as someone in a tangible world only can only be exposed as a hallucination if you are willing to have the belief in being someone undone. If having that willingness, the undoing occurs when you keep reading Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings. Do not expect them to save you or give you something because it takes more than one to do so, and there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. But as they, therefore, do not result in something but nothing, they automatically hack the belief in being someone.

Hack #6.1 From the inward-facing senses through a black hole into that which is One does that once and all. The others hacks do it over time. They help you not be special but basic, so you do not look for something extraordinary but have fun in a world of duality while having the belief in being and having more than one undone.

To be continued in The after-effect of a state of not-knowing.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #5.2 The empty breath and the bliss of not believing to be someone.