Somebody cannot bid welcome ‘the Enlightenment of that which is One,’ but nobody can

Updated August 12, 2022

When every experience is perceived as a symbol of that which is One, none of them has the power to fend off the Enlightenment of that which is One because symbols are powerless. See hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Fear and other emotions may seem to be a hindrance for the Enlightenment of that which is One. It is not the emotions, though, that fend it off but that you believe they are yours. That which is you does not feel anything because it takes more than one to do so, and it is no different from that which is One. For the same reason, that which is you does not think, nor is it conscious of anything.

This does not mean you should try to stop this. First of all, that which is you cannot control anything as that calls for more than one. Secondly, while you appear to be someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one, it is impossible to stop being aware of feelings and thoughts since that is what makes you appear to be there.

It is, of course, possible to deny the awareness of thoughts and feelings by meditating, for example. But whether you establish yourself to be someone who has something or nothing, you are definable and thus in denial of that which is you, as oneness is formless.

Pretending to be someone, on the other hand, what you have is not yours because what you pretend to be you are not. Thus nobody has thoughts and feelings or is conscious of anything. See hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation. Consequently, nobody bids welcome the Enlightenment of that which is One.

This is not the only way to become a nobody. As everything in a world of duality comes in pairs, there is no fear without trust, so if you are so full of fear that there is nothing else, it cannot be defined by trust. Therefore, since you are full of nothing, you are not somebody but nobody. See hack #3.1 Inclusiveness is freedom.

You could also stick to being the basic self by perceiving any kind of experience, whether it appears mundane or spiritual, as ‘it is what it is.’ See hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy. Since that means emotions do not stick to you, they do not fend off the Enlightenment of that which is One. Nor will they prevent you from having a marvellous time in a world where there seems to be more than one until the Enlightenment of that which is One erases everything that requires more than one.

You do not need to refrain from sex or anything else to make these or any other duality hack work. However, if you are willing to have the belief that you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, Alexius’ Duality Hacks apply themselves the more you read Alexius’ Duality Hacks.

The willingness comes by itself when you admit you are not willing to have this belief undone because acknowledging that confirms what and where you appear to be is make-believe.

APPENDIX:
Since the application of the above duality hacks requires more than one, they are as illusionary as anything else in a world in a world of duality, including the writer and reader of this. However, the purpose of them is not to make us seem like we are somebody but that we, just like anything else that calls for more than one, are nothing because non-duality is formless, thus endless, so there is no more than that which is One.


Read about the Enlightenment of that which is One in HACK #6, The inward-facing senses, Enlightenment and glimpses of it.

Where to find the bliss of ‘the empty breath’ [draft]

Updated August 22, 2022

The bliss of the empty breath may be felt like an intangible yin-yang sign

When you do not believe to be made of substantial elements, empty space takes over. This can, of course, not be illustrated, so this yin-yang illustration simulates the swing of the empty breath. Read more about that here. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Since the bliss of nothing that sets in when connected with the empty breath is a state of not-knowing, it is impossible to connect with it when in the consciousness of being someone definitive. Thus the connection must be established before the brain, based on signals it claims to receive from our sensory system, delivers a convincing experience of being somebody definitive in a world defined by time and space. 

Science states that the world we believe in feeling and seeing consists of 99.9999999 per cent empty space. And the rest – despite also being empty space consisting of nothing substantial – is what we perceive as elements of matter making up a tangible world where we appear to be somebody definitive. Therefore, regardless what and where you experience in being, it is a mirage.

On account of this taking one second for the brain to accomplish, the connection with the empty breath is established by going back one second from your present experience (see how in the articles Take-offs into the empty breath, and How to ignite a take-off into the empty breath ). One second ago, your present experience was nothing. It had not been processed by the brain into something. Therefore, since there is not something to define you when you go back one second, there is no difference between your nothingness and the empty breath.

This has nothing to do with getting closer to your pure essence. You have no soul. You are nothing. Being with the empty breath, this becomes obvious. Hence you can go back as nobody in the world of something and have fun pretending to be somebody. See hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

How to connect with the bliss of the empty breath

You connect with the empty breath by not connecting with the consciousness of you as someone definitive experiencing the tangible world that the brain spends a second fabricating from the frequencies it imagines to receive from empty space. You can compare this to not turning on a computer game because you rather want to experience the physical world – except that connecting with the empty breath is not a conscious experience but a state of not-knowing. And you have just a second to connect with the empty breath. Fortunately, it is plenty of time, provided you are willing not to attest to a world of something but be in the bliss of nothing. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

A STATE OF NOT-KNOWING:
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sees no separation, so it has no need to connect with you, no matter what and where you believe to be. But you believe in separation, so you need to connect with it if you want to be indifferent to the belief in being disconnected. See also, You exist nowhere but in dreams, and they are not real.

Forget about being conscious of the empty breath, as what you are conscious about is never the present but the past.

When you connect with the empty breath by going back one second from your present experience to the nothingness from where it was processed into something by the brain, the unprocessed moment is extended into a state of not-knowing. In this state, you do not pick up on the brain’s deceptive fabrication of you as someone living in a capsule of time and space. Thus you are in the bliss of nothing.

However, this state cannot last more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, at a time if you want to return to a conscious experience of being someone definitive. When the experiences of something produced by the brain from signals perceived to come from empty space no longer are confirmed as real by the self, created from the same nothingness, the brain feels abandoned. Thus it falls into a coma.

But if you do not want to appear as a separated being anymore, you do not mind the brain falling apart, so it no longer can map out empty space as if you are someone definitive in a tangible world. Hence there is not something that appears to hide, there never was or will be anything but oneness since it is formless, thus endless.

Therefore, regardless you want to remain as someone definitive or not, a state of not-knowing induced by the empty breath is bound to end pretty soon so that the consciousness of being someone definitive can be resumed or completely erased.

No need to worry about having your consciousness totally erased by accidentally staying too long in a state of not-knowing. First of all, hardly anybody comes to the point where the brain starts falling apart, and should you reach that point but long to be someone, fear of survival will set in. This is enough to reboot the brain and bring you back to the experience of being someone definitive, where they forget a state of not-knowing until blissful memories emerge.

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Is it the bliss of the empty breath that undoes the belief in being someone definitive, or is it the undoing that connects you with the bliss of the empty breath? But since this question arises from the belief in being someone definitive, an illusion fabricated by the brain, an answer would make the fantasy real. The same applies to asking who has invented this illusion or who chose to undo the belief in being someone. If this could be answered, the illusion would be real. In other words, there is no answer to anything because everything experienced is constructed from nothing. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

How not to be deceived by the brain’s experiences of something and instead drift in the bliss of nothing cannot be answered. The question is founded on the belief that you are someone definitive, and the bliss of nothing comes from not believing that.

Neither can it be known if it is the empty breath or being indifferent to the belief in being someone that comes first concerning the sheer bliss of nothing. The only reason somebody wants to know this – or anything else – is that they believe to be defined by what they know and want to remain like that rather than nobody in the bliss of not-knowing.

Thus the above about where to find the transparent bliss of nothing, entailed by the empty breath, is not an attempt to answer the question but to rule it out. The same applies to the below, which further explores the above.

IN THE BLISS OF NOTHING
Even though it only takes the brain a millisecond to register the signals, it imagines receiving from the sensory system this very moment, what you consciously experience right now happened in the past because the brain has used one second more to process those signals into a conscious experience of something it expects you to perceive as real because if not, you are exposed as nothing.

In other words, since your conscious experience of now is a delayed interpretation of nothing that it has taken the brain one second to process, what you believe to read now you read in the past – or more to the point, you never read it because one second ago there did not appear to be something covering up nothing.

When not organising thoughts and feelings into specific categories, they do not seem to represent something in a substantial world. Hence there is nothing to block out the empty breath, that does not know of such a world or that you believe to be someone there. All it knows is the nothingness from which this fantasy has been made, because it is nothing.

As this means you are never in the present but in the past, and as it is nothing, there is nobody there to perceive the apparently different experiences of something to make a difference. Therefore, since they do not establish a world where there seems to be more than one as real, it is exposed as nothing. Consequently, when going back one second in linear time from your present experience, there is not something that seems to separate you from the empty breath.

See how to connect with the empty breath in the articles Take-offs into the empty breath and How to ignite a take-off into the empty breath).

what you believe to be is the brain

The brain uses five per cent of its capacity to construct a self that, through singled out memories, feelings and imaginations, makes up an exciting story about itself, stored all over the brain as if it is you. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Just five per cent of the brain is used to shape the conscious experience of ourselves as somebody defined by time and space. However, much more space is needed to establish this experience as real. Hence a big part of the brain is continuously occupied with thoughts about ourselves as if they are caused by a tangible world around us, thus seeming to confirm we are somebody in it. See also The empty breath and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

It seems that if the brain cannot deceive us into seeing something where there is nothing, it falls into a coma after 20 minutes, 45 at the most. And since all the memories we have selected to back up what we believe in being are stored in the brain, this belief is terminated.

Therefore, if you want to return to the belief in being someone, you cannot stay too long at a time in a state of not-knowing relatively. However, this is not a problem because most leave a state of not-knowing as soon as they enter it. Their urge to be someone definitive is so deep-rooted that it paves the way for the brain to break through a state of not-knowing with images of you as someone becoming and having more and more. Compared to being such an amazing person, being nobody in the transparent bliss of nothing seems uninteresting.

In the bliss of the empty breath you are indifferent to being and having more

The urge to be and have more is the cause of all suffering because more want more, so you will never be or have enough. But this is not a problem when connected with the empty breath, as it is indifferent to differences. Hence you always have enough. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Therefore, a state of not-knowing is left by imagining you are and can do amazing things. However, it is hard work to live up to the expectations of being special, and it seldom results in the excitement you imagined. So one day, you prefer to use your frustration as a take-off into the empty breath (see how in the articles Take-offs into the empty breath and How to ignite a take-off into the empty breath ), and instead float in the bliss of nothing, that arises from the indifference to the desire of being and having something special.

The flow of the empty breath goes in all directions – up and down, back and forth, from right to left, or anywhere in between – within an irregular circle with no fixed centre or size (see the illustrations in What does the empty breath feel like?). Once having been with the empty breath, it automatically syncs the inward and outward-facing senses, regardless you have left it. Thus the sense of tranquillity in the inward-facing ones helps you get through the sense of turbulence in the outward-facing ones (see The empty breath syncs the inward and outward-facing senses).

This does not mean it will seem easier to get a new spouse, more money and whatnot in the world of the outward-facing senses, but it becomes apparent that it makes no difference what you seem to be and have. That which is you is not a limited creature stuck in a capsule of time and space but the formlessness of oneness.

The brain automatically fills in the missing pieces in this image to make you see two triangles. Thus you probably disagree that the grey triangle is an illusion and the one partly framed by a black stroke is disconnected. But if you cover the three incomplete black circles, the grey triangle disappears, and the other one appears fragmented.

Since the brain not only decides what we see but also what we hear, feel, smell and taste, we are not free, but something fabricated and controlled by the brain into believing that we are somebody in a world where there seems to be more than one, and not the formlessness of oneness.

Consequently, there is nothing to heal but the sick belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. This automatically happens when connecting with the empty breath, which takes us back one second in linear time to the nothingness from where the brain has rendered our present experience of something.

This does not mean that the empty breath is the formlessness of oneness because it takes more than one to be something. But, metaphorically speaking, it is the door to that which is One.

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When the brain, now and then, screens out what you see so you do not get seasick from the movement of your eyes, it fills the gaps based on memories. But as they most often have been heavily edited, the story fabricated by the brain to fill in the gaps may clash with the story of the present that others have. The discrepancy, therefore, makes you feel that something is wrong with you or the world. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

IN THE WORLD OF SOMETHING
You are probably not aware that now and then, throughout the day, you are blind. This is because the brain screens out what you see to prevent you from getting seasick when the eyes move. You do not notice that you are blind for two hours a day because the brain hides this by filling the gaps with visual impressions of what it imagines to be there.

In the first episodes of a new TV show, there are normally hints pointing to the forthcoming episodes, and since the brain thrives from envisaging what is going to happen next, it is captured into anticipating the future of the characters and thus enchanted by its own predictions into a state of amusement.

The writers of Game of Thrones try to hook you up and fence of the bliss of the empty breath

The writers of ´Game of Thrones´ want us to bond emotionally with the characters, so that we feel attracted to them as if they are real and not just a fantasy. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

But if the writers of the show do not comply with their own hints when inventing the next episodes, the future of the characters does not turn out as predicted by the brain. Thus the fate of the characters becomes a mystery, that the brain hopes to unravel in the following episodes, wherefore it compels you to stick with the show until the very end. In other words, it is not you but the brain that is in charge.

The predictions fabricated by the brain to fill the gaps of blindness are basically a remix of memories that have been adjusted every time they were recalled to boost the story of you as someone in a tangible world. Therefore, since it does not match how others see the same events, you conclude that something is wrong in your story or in others. Hence you start trying to correct what is judged to be incorrect.

The more you appear successful in this, the more it seems that the story can be shaped to come out with a better version of you. Yet, no matter how the story is corrected, it remains a fantasy, and so does the idea that you are the author.

Just like within the context of a world where there seems to be more than one, you are not the author of a dream. Neither are you in it nor is the dream in you. It is a deception made to look as if nothing is something.

Fortunately, the brain cannot make the empty breath look like something, so when we are in its bliss of nothing, we are not deceived by the experiences produced by the brain to perceive them as something.

In the bliss of the empty breath the belief in duality is undone

In a state of not-knowing, the brain cannot establish the everyday consciousness of you as someone definitive. However, this does not mean that your awareness as someone definitive is replaced by something better, higher or purer but by no consciousness. Thus, nobody is aware of the bliss of not believing to be someone. That is why it is like air walking in the air. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

WHEN DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES ARE NOT PERCEIVED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
In a state of not-knowing, you are blind in a sense that there is no conscious experience of you as someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one.

Thankfully this is resolved by the empty breath and not the brain. The latter continues to process what it claims to receive from the sensory system as if it is something instead of nothing. Still, since the empty breath is indifferent to the apparently different experiences of something, there is no awareness in the connectedness with the empty breath of how the brain categorises them in contrasts of good or bad, right or wrong, love or hate, within and without and so on.

So, although a world where there seems to be more than one looks the same when in a state of not-knowing, its apparent differences are not perceived to make a difference. Therefore, since there is no knowledge of being someone definitive, there is nobody to be happy, sad or anything else. This does not mean that there are no thoughts and feelings but that nobody relates them to them as if they make a difference.

The brain deceives you to fence off the bliss of the empty breath

The problems you perceive to have, do not come from the world where you appear to be but from the belief that you are there. Hence the solution to all problems is the same, namely the undoing of that belief. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

If the body, where you appear to reside, again and again, drops something, you could be defined as clumsy. If you believe this and feel guilty about it, you might want to change it.

But since every effort to improve yourself is based on the belief that there is something wrong with you, your efforts are not changing this belief but enhancing it. You secretly accept this because even though you do not like to be defined as clumsy, it is preferable to not being defined because that means you are nobody.

Yet being nobody, there is not somebody to be clumsy or something else. There is just the bliss of nothing.

In short, the connectedness with the empty breath is simply a way to overlook the apparently different experiences fabricated by the brain so that they are not judged to make a difference. Hence a world where there seems to be more than one does not appear to establish the belief in separation.

Going with the flow of the empty breath is just as easy as going with the flow of sex. The latter though does not result in the undoing of the belief in being someone definitive, unless the orgasm is used to ignite a take-off into the empty breath. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Following the flow of the empty breath is no different from following the flow of the genitals, in the sense that no thinking is needed. The result of being horny, though, is the enhancement of the belief in being someone definitive.

This is not to say that sex should be avoided (see Holding back to not ejaculate is just another physical manifestation – but without the physical thrill of it), because the exclusion of sex or anything else adds to the definition of you as someone definitive. Actually, an orgasm can be used to ignite a take-off into the empty breath, if you do not hold back, but are nothing but orgasmic.

Although the connectedness with the indifference of the empty breath eventually undoes the belief in separation, it also enhances it because it requires more than one to connect with something.

Since nothing appears to make a difference in a state of not-knowing, there is no special place to go or someone special to love. This may feel like being stuck inside an unbreakable armour of pain instead of floating in the bliss of nothing.

However, if not trying to escape this feeling of claustrophobia but being that and nothing else, there is nothing to define you as something. Thus you are in the bliss of nothing.

The same applies to choosing something. Therefore, not to enhance but undo the belief in separation, you do not select the empty breath or anything else. And since you are nothing without the choice of something, you are in the flow of the empty breath.


You Disappear by Christian Jungersen

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

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Being special and depressed, or basic and happy, or nobody and blissful

Updated September 17, 2022

The special self wants to make selected ones feel unique, so they depend on it to be appreciated.

The special self is always looking for errors in its personality to correct them, thus appearing in control. But the basic self does not consider itself in charge of anything. Instead, it sees itself as a servant of everything because it adjusts to the flow of thoughts coming from the brain, which does not know about personal preferences but what is in the best interest of the whole.

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Thinking you are in control, you are under enormous pressure. You must always look for thoughts that can be used to compose a perception of your experiences to prove that you, not the brain, are in control.

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You hit the buttons on the remote control to get specific channels on the TV. It is not difficult, so it does not establish you as essential. But if you imagine you are the master of buttons, you appear more important, although what is in the movie you may get is beyond your influence.

As you can see, being the special self is not about what you do but the thoughts concerning it. Especially thoughts in the category of master and servant – like when you think you master the remote control, your coffee machine, children or pets. Or if you have a boss that puts you down, but you still seem to be on top of it by thinking, you could do it much better.

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The special self always finds something about others that it judges as wrong. Hence they become the imperfect background for its perfection.

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When the special self perceives to fail, it takes on being secondary. Thus the failure does not seem to have been caused by itself but by somebody else.

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When a ball is coming your way, it´s a natural reflex to respond and following such reflexes is pure fun.

When a ball comes your way, it is an automatic reflex to respond to it. Automatically following such reflexes is natural and invokes how easy it is to be the basic self. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Sometimes a doctor may check the function of a body by knocking on special points to see if the involuntary movements work. But everything you think that you do voluntarily is automatic. If you believe in being in control, you have worked hard to perceive the body’s activity as generated by you.

To fabricate this perception, you suppress your reaction to the reflexes that do not fit into your idea of calling the shots. Thus you become a person who seems to do everything by your own choice. And others appear to be doing things against or for you by their choice. However, keeping up this impression is hard because you always have to hide that the brain administers everything you do.

Therefore, not hiding that but gladly serving the brain, you are following your nature, thus feeling free.

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The basic self’s perception is in sync with the stream of thoughts coming from the brain. Therefore, since feeling the flow of happiness, it does not need to be or achieve something special to feel good. But the special self is out of sync with the flow, so it does not feel its happy vibe. Instead, it tries to create it by looking for special moments in the past to replicate in the present to feel special.

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If the special self discovers that others have interpreted something it did as wrong, it avoids feeling guilty by shouting, »Look what you made me do.«

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The experiences the brain produces to make you feel like someone can, in many ways, be compared to the news that Facebook generates for you. Based on the info Facebook has gathered about you, it collects what its artificial intelligence predicts you wish to see, regardless it is fake or not. However, unlike Facebook, the brain has all your info, so the experiences you get from it are based on you. Thus what you experience is what you are. That cannot be altered – only your perception of it.

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A world defined by time and space is a construction of thoughts compiled by the brain. But since it cannot manifest its fabrication, it has made a self that feels the experiences it produces, so it seems to confirm a world defined by time and space is real, which in return seems to prove the self is a substantial being in a tangible world. In other words, what and where you believe in being is a brain fantasy. Consequently, there is nothing real to confirm the brain’s existence, wherefore nothing is making the fantasy of you as someone in a world defined by time and space – just like nobody is making a dream and nobody is in it.

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The special self needs to convince at least one person about how crucial it is, which it achieves by smothering someone with the kind of attention it senses, that is required to make that person feel chosen. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Again and again, the special self likes to show off as if it has invaluable insights from extraordinary experiences that can help others get better. However, it is as impossible as helping someone in a dream. Therefore, the special self pieces together an interpretation of its interaction with others that, in retrospect, establishes itself as someone who has helped them get better.

Though it may not succeed in manipulating others into believing this, it often succeeds in convincing at least one person by making that person feel so wanted and loved that it thinks it cannot live without the one making it feel that.

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The special self needs to be part of something important, not to feel alone. Thus it checks all notifications on Facebook and makes sure to like what its friends write so that it will like it and be liked by them, and they all are confirmed to be together in a group of extraordinary people. That is, if you believe there is something in cyberspace.

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If somebody triggers an old feeling of rejection in the special self, it first interprets it as an attack. Next, it justifies feeling rejected by the attack. Therefore, since the feeling seems to originate in the attacker, the special self concludes the feeling does not come from itself. If the perceived attacker exposes this self-deception, the special self points out something from the past to make the attacker feel guilty. Thus the special self is off the hook and can rest assured that it is loved, and the attacker is not.

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To prevent the image of the special self from cracking, it is crucial not to feel one’s emotions. Therefore, since the special self suppresses them, it becomes so numb that it cannot feel anything. So instead, it invents stories about feelings that fit its self-perception. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It is the counterpart of a feeling that defines it. For example, hate defines love. Consequently, you must sense your hatred to feel love. But since the special self excludes the unpleasant part of a duality pair, it has no hatred to define feeling love. Therefore, since it does not know what love is, it reckons it feels love when it meets somebody whose psyche or body complies with its ideas of perfection.

Fortunately, this mistake is easily corrected by perceiving the perceived feeling of love as ‘it is what it is.’ That reveals love is coupled with hate and constantly interacting to define each other. Going with this twofoldness, you have a genuine feeling of love regardless of expectations being met.

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Nobody is unjustly treated in the brain’s script. It is all about being entertained by duality, which you are when perceiving your reaction to your experiences as it is what it is’ because that reveals your response is twofold. And since you are in a world of duality, this makes you feel complete

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Should you have conditioned yourself to feel relaxed when you hear a specific kind of music, you find yourself in a story where you know you are supposed to feel relaxed every time you hear this music. In other words, what you believe in feeling is a product of your story. And as most of what you believe in feeling rests on stories, you are hardly ever in touch with your emotions but with how you have conditioned yourself to respond to something. That suits the special self very well. It does not want to experience genuine feelings but how it is supposed to feel them when being what it imagines it is.

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The special self likes to meet new people. However, not to get to know them but to answer their questions. That is a perfect opportunity to re-edit the story it has fabricated about itself to become more exciting. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you, in your part of the world, are supposed to feel disrespected when someone is more than 15 minutes late for a meeting, you can, in a rational way, prove to others that you are in the right when you claim to feel hurt. But since rationally explaining a feeling changes it into a mental concept, you do not feel hurt. Instead, you feel victorious because you convinced others you were right about being hurt.

However, the feeling of victory only lasts as long as others are willing to listen to your story of being unfairly treated. No worries. If you perceive the meaning you have assigned to your story as ‘it is what it is,’ nothing in it adds up to something specific. Hence the story cannot be used to justify being unfairly treated, thus not suppressing what you actually feel, which in the world of duality always is twofold. Therefore in sync with duality, you feel so fulfilled that you do not need the satisfaction of being in the right. Read more about made-up feelings here.

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The stories you make to hide what you feel sooner or later clash with the actual experiences of the world where you seem to be. Thus you feel very confused.

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In the past, the special self made a hateful story it uses for perceiving the present, so it seems to confirm its past judgment of others as evil. And since the past, therefore, appears to repeat itself, the special self can rest assured in its perception of itself as good and others as bad.

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The special self likes to hide that it is lonely by having others depend upon it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The English language suits the special self because it is built upon the ‘I’ as primary and others as secondary. You do not talk with others but to them. And when you speak about friends and yourself, you always start by mentioning yourself.

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It takes so much time and effort to invent a special self from which selected experiences are eliminated or changed, so you appear to be absent of power strivings, selfishness, greed, anger, negative thoughts or whatever you assume to be politically incorrect. It feels restricting, whereas you feel free when not altering or rejecting something in your perception to shape your image into something special.

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Since everything in a world of duality comes in pairs and the special self excludes the apparently dark side of those in its perception of itself to appear as someone definitive, the power of duality is not expressed but suppressed. And even though the special self never feels it has enough energy, it does not correct its perception. It fears it will be devoured by the darkness it has excluded if it includes it.

It is right about being terminated. But only as someone definitive and not in the way it expects. The uncontrolled energy of suppressed feelings ignites a take-off into the empty breath.* In this state of not-knowing,* there is no awareness of being somebody. Hence all that is left is the bliss of nothing from which the self returns to a world of duality with the slate wiped clean. Therefore, since darkness and lightness are perceived as two sides of the same coin that interacts to define each other, it gets the power of the duality flow. See hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

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A state of not-knowing* does not reveal non-duality, but that a world of duality is nothing. The result of this revelation is not that you choose to return to non-duality because that requires more than one. Instead, you return to the consciousness of being someone in a world of duality as a basic self.

Being basic, you sooner or later feel so relaxed that you forget to choose, and since not-choosing does not require more than one, the enlightenment of that which is One is bid welcome. See hack #6.1 The Enlightenment of that which is One.


*) Read about the empty breath and a state of not-knowing in the following articles or the below hacks


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

The basic self cannot be changed, but it can be perceived as special

Updated September 16, 2022

The multiplication of thoughts required to construct an image of you as an independent entails stress, thus a tired body. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THE BASIC AND SPECIAL SELF PLUS THE ROGUE CONSCIOUSNESS:
You are effortlessly synced with the basic self when not suppressing feelings by holding back the breath or altering its natural rhythm via yoga, for example. And since very few thoughts are required to maintain the synchronisation, they do not seem disturbing but encouraging.

That is, until the consciousness, the brain has installed in the basic self to be aware of itself, decides it knows better than its maker, and plots to change the basic self into a special one. However, shaping and maintaining a special self requires a more complicated construction of thoughts than the simple construction accumulated by the brain to create and uphold the basic self.

Therefore, the rogue consciousness perceives an experience so scary that fear makes you hold back your breath long enough for thoughts to be imprisoned in the gap, from where they force their way out by multiplying themselves. Then, having escaped, they continue their frantic multiplication, which pleases the rogue consciousness because it needs lots of thoughts to make a special self come into being, supposedly free from the brain.

But in a world of duality, all thoughts come in pairs of opposing elements, such as right and wrong, to define each other. Therefore, since you cannot have one without the other, you are never only right but also wrong. However, the rogue consciousness does not want the elements in the duality pairs to collaborate because it wants to set up a self which is excluded from evil, thus only good.

To disconnect the opposing sides in the duality pairs into distinct elements, the rogue consciousness first imagines a judge determining which emotions are specifically good and bad. Then, an executioner punishes the bad ones by excluding them from the new self, so it looks uniquely good and has that feeling of being special. Read more about the below paragraph THE WORLD IS A CONSTRUCTION OF FRAGMENTED THOUGHTS.

When not interfering with the few thoughts, the brain keeps circulating for you to have a continuous experience of being a basic self, you feel together. But you feel alienated if you add thoughts to the construction of the basic self to appear more special. It is like building castles in the sky because you cannot change how the brain has programmed you. Nor is it necessary because if you do not try to correct the brain, it automatically makes sure you perceive yourself in sync with its basic setup. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But when good and bad are separated, they cannot define each other, as they do in a duality pair. Thus you do not get a genuine but conceptualised experience of good and bad. Nevertheless, that suits the rogue consciousness fine because, with emotions cut off, the special self can mentally decide what good and bad feel like, thus being the master

However, it is hard work to constantly suppress genuine feelings preventing you from using good and bad in a thought-up way – or twisting experiences into a collectively agreed concept of having a good time. Besides, the suppressed emotions mess up the natural flow of the breath, thus the stream of thoughts used to keep the body healthy, wherefore the body seems inflicted with psychosomatic illnesses. So although the special self probably appears as good as planned, it does not genuinely feel good.

On the other hand, the basic self feels as good as bad because it follows the brain’s script of duality, where everything comes in pairs with the opposing elements interacting with each other. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that the basic self has a perfect body, but its problems are not approached as psychological but physical issues. Thus the body knows how to deal with them unless the problems are genetically related.

Fortunately, the happiness of the basic self does not depend on appearance. Sometimes a weak body may even be helpful. For example, Alexius’s poor condition helps him slow down physically and speed up writing Alexius’ Duality Hacks.

In a world where there seems to be more than one, you must always choose something to uphold the illusion of separation. Therefore, not choosing anything, the illusion falls apart. That might be easier to do if you stick to being the basic self because it houses so much happiness that sooner or later, you forget to choose. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THE WORLD IS A CONSTRUCTION OF FRAGMENTED THOUGHTS
You can compare the formlessness of oneness to one thought, which is pure peace. But peace is over when that thought is divided into two because they need to differ to appear divided. To achieve this separation, one thought as a separate entity, called a Person, looks at another thought called the World. And to uphold the illusion that there is more than one, the division goes on.

The thought called the World is divided into black and white aspects. And the thought called a Person is also divided into two, namely a Judge and an Executioner. Thus we have a Person who chooses between black and white experiences. And then a Judge who divides thoughts into right and wrong so the black experiences can be punished for being wrong by the Executioner.

When that is carried out, the Person feels good because now it is off the hook. Someone else is guilty of the mess that separation seems to entail. Read more about projections here. However, since this arrangement sets other divisions in motion, the relief is short-lived. So, again and again, the interaction of Person, WorldJudge and Executioner is used to make someone else look bad and yourself good.

Although this happens as an inner dialogue inside a Person, it is often projected onto something perceived outside of it. For example, what feels wrong inside the World of a Person is projected onto something perceived as evil in the World outside of a Person, such as immigrants, the deep state or communists. The Judge may be projected on a god, parent, boss, or lover. And perhaps society is seen as the Executioner.

That said, the world where we appear to be is not a construction of thoughts or anything else because oneness is formless, thus endless, so there is nothing else than that which is One. However, in the context of the belief that there is more than that, Alexius makes up stories he assumes help realise that they, as everything else experienced, are fictitious because it takes more than one to be aware of something.

The special self keeps returning to Facebook or similar media, where messages and likes confirm its specialness. But, if not continually established as unique, it starts doubting itself and thus loses its sense of control, which it fears more than anything else. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

BEING IN SYNC WITH DUALITY OR NOT:
What you believe in being is a construction of thoughts compiled by the brain into pairs of contrasting elements, such as happiness and sadness, to define each other. When in sync with the ongoing interaction of opposites, you do not want to separate happiness from sadness because the interaction makes you feel complete.

But you are not in sync with duality if negative thoughts are judged as wrong, thus excluded from the perception of yourself to appear solely positive. Without the awareness of negativity in yourself, there is nothing to define your positivity. Hence, nothing will turn you on – like you cannot turn on a TV without the negative pole in the electrical wire.

Being out of sync with duality occurs when the consciousness that the brain has installed in the self goes rogue and makes a special perception of the present moment where the elements in the duality pairs do not collaborate to define each other. Instead, they separate into individual aspects, so you can decide to only feel love for someone and hate for another, for example.

However, since love is not defined by hatred anymore, you do not feel genuine love but a speculative version of it. The same applies to hate. And since you believe your single-minded notions are real, you clash with the world because it consists of duality pairs. You can correct that by going with the interaction of love and hate. This you do by perceiving your single-minded notion of either love or hate as ‘it is what it is’ because this reveals love is in hate and vice versa. But instead of accepting that, you probably accuse the brain of ruining love. But you are a product of the brain (read more about that here), so your disapproval is a condemnation of yourself.

When the brain wants you to run, it uses the biological system to signal the body. It starts running regardless you are a basic or special self. The basic self, as always, feels entertained by following the brain’s commands. But the special self loathes the brain and its simple ideas of entertainment and thinks it knows better. But all its totalitarian ideas are restricting, thus not entertaining. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

TEMPTED TO BECOME SPECIAL:
When the consciousness of the basic self goes rogue, it responds like a spell checker to the calm stream of thoughts coming from the brain. It automatically interprets it so the self, which initially was made and administered by the brain, seems self-made, thus independent of the brain.

But since the rogue consciousness interpretations are single-minded, thus out of sync with duality, thoughts do not feel at home. Therefore, they multiply and move about so rapidly that the calm stream of thoughts from the brain becomes a wild one full of ideas for getting more.

At first, this turbulence seems scary to the basic self, but the rogue consciousness convinces it that it is for the best because now there are so many thoughts that you have endless possibilities. Besides, when you become special, you are in control so that you can arrange things your way.

Therefore, most persons gladly welcome the corrections the rogue consciousness does to transform them into a unique self with unlimited ways of realising themselves, contrary to the basic self, limited by the brain, that it blindly follows.

But the rogue consciousness did not tell you that you must spend many years in school learning to make order out of this mess by labelling everything so you can follow predefined ways of being unique.

Both the basic and the special self is a construction of thoughts. But whereas the basic self is simple, the special self is a complicated construction made to sow discord by insisting on being special. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, appearing independent and special is complicated and exhausting, whereas not being someone specific but relative to the brain’s script is uncomplicated and vitalising. Therefore, if you want to have a good time while appearing as someone in a world of duality, use one or more of Alexius’ Duality Hacks to enter a state of not-knowing. It wipes the slate clean of all misperceptions, thus restoring the basic self. Since it is relative to the brain, it is in sync with its experiences as they are and not as they could be if you were a special self following a specific philosophy

Therefore, as the basic self, you have fun going with the duality flow, contrary to the special self, which is imprisoned by specific concepts of being positive or whatnot. Read more about that here. That said, once having been established as a special self, you probably keep going back and forth between that and the basic self until you do not need to feel something specific to feel happy because that is impossible as the basic self. It only knows the fullness of twofoldness.

Should you not want to play the game of duality, thus having the belief in it undone, it is not necessary to be the basic self. Still, it is much easier because, not being special, suddenly you forget to remember what and where you are, which is the invitation the Enlightenment of that which is One waits for. Read more about that here.

PS: Since you are bound to follow the brain’s commands physically, your life progresses the same whether you are the basic or special self. It is only mentally that it seems different.


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CANCELLEX Not something, neither nothing but that which is everything, namely oneness

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CANCELLEX Every moment is the perfect moment

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CANCELLEX Oneness has no choices, as that requires more than one – and that is why, it is nothing but peace

Updated May 17, 2022

To welcome the peace of oneness

Updated September 7, 2022

A world where there seems to be more than one is a hallucination because oneness is formless, thus endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The previous hack, Everything experienced is a symbol of life, was about how a world where there seems to be more than one appears to hide that which is One. However, it is impossible to hide oneness because it is formless and thus endless. Therefore, since seeing more than one is a fata morgana, it is the belief that it is real which seems to hide there is no more than the formlessness of oneness.

But like children prefer to suppress that Santa Claus is fake to feel excited about his presents, most choose to believe the weird story of a world where there seems to be more than one to feel entertained by its endless possibilities. Having so many choices sounds more exciting than oneness because there is nothing to choose since that requires more than one. But when you realise that endless choices are frustrating, you appreciate the peace of having nothing to desire.

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In a world where there seems to be more than one, peace is the absence of war. But in oneness, peace is not the absence of something because there is no more than that which is One. This is peace.

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Feeling at peace in a world where there seems to be more than one depends on experiences, such as being in exceptional surroundings without disturbances. But when the experiences are based on excluding something judged as disturbing, they are founded on separation, thus bound to cause loneliness.

So, you will not get real peace before you realise all experiences are unreal. However, seen from the perspective of a world where there seems to be more than one, this realisation is depressing because, without experiences, there is nothing to look forward to, thus nothing to be excited about. Nevertheless, that is why oneness is so peaceful.

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Excitement is based on the idea that something larger, better, faster, wilder, deeper or purer must exist. Therefore, since you always look for more, you never have enough.

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Since you believe to be and have more than that which is one, you are more than enough to undo this belief. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It may seem more exciting to experience being someone in the virtual world of a computer game than in the physical world. And being physical seems more exciting than having nothing but the abstract peace of oneness.

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Since it requires more than one to describe something, oneness cannot be described, and since oneness is formless, thus endless, anything describable is an illusion. Therefore, the description in Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings should not be taken literally. Nor should they be taken as pointers to oneness because it requires more than one to point to something.

In this context, Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings point toward the illusion of experiencing, realising or understanding something because it requires more than one to be conscious of anything.

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You may play a computer game to get more excitement. And as long as you believe there is more to find by exploring the deeper levels of the game, you keep playing. Likewise, you participate in a world where there seems to be more than one to have more fun than in that which is One. Since it takes more than one, being and having something, you are nothing, thus having nothing, in oneness. But that is why it is so peaceful.

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The purpose of holding onto the belief in being a separated creature shaped as a body is to use the body to hide what you judge as wrong in yourself so that you can fabricate a superior image of yourself. See hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

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Questions and uncertainty arise from not being at peace, which comes from believing to be in a capsule of time and space instead of nobody in the formlessness of oneness. Within the context of this belief, there are answers to questions like how to build a house, go from one place to another, and similar practical things. But there are no answers to existential questions because a world encapsulated by time and space is as fictitious as a computer game.

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A relaxed body does not need to be released through orgasm. But if you believe in being somebody, your body is tense because this is how you experience being in it. However, if you do not believe to be there, there is no need to be tense to feel real, thus no need for an orgasm to relax. This does not necessarily mean you never have sex, but when you have, it is just for fun. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

An orgasm is only possible when you believe you are in a body and need the excitement of a climax to confirm it is real.

This is also what you want to confirm if you try to avoid orgasm via tantra, for example, because there is no reason to avoid it if not assuming to be in a body.

Therefore, not trying to establish yourself as someone in a body, you do not need the excitement of a physical climax to ratify the body is real.

This is not meant to say orgasm or anything else is wrong. On the contrary, it is only if you believe a world where there seems to be more than one is real that you need to avoid something.

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Although excitement always is ignited by something that has an end, you still expect it to bring something everlasting. But when you accept you are mistaken, you can do without excitement, thus having the peace of oneness.

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When not rushing around to get excited about this and that, boredom will reveal the peace of oneness.

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Perhaps you are a fool running after more. Still, you are not stupid, so when you realise that more is never enough and whatever you get more of entails more suffering, you will automatically correct the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One.

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A world where there seems to be more than one is all about the excitement that comes from imagining what the future will bring. But when there is nothing to hope for, it is pretty dull believing to be in a world where there seems to be more than one. Fortunately, the more bored you are, the more you welcome that which is One. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You may blame the world for not getting enough. But the world is not the reason. It is the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. You chose to believe this. And you will not change your choice as long as there is hope for new experiences of excitement triggered by an exceptional person, the latest gadget or the promise of being transformed into something better, for example.

But when you realise there is no lasting excitement to get, and you start this endless quest for more, you are ready not to choose excitement but peace. However, you cannot choose peace, but you can decide not to look for excitement. Without it, there is peace.

The above is not meant to make you feel guilty about wanting more (or less). On the contrary, this desire is needed to uphold a world where there seems to be more than one. Hence looking for more, you are true to the belief in being there. But you be true to this belief while having it undone if you perceive become and having more as a symbol of that which is one. The more you do that, the more the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one fades out.

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Hack #2.2 Peace of non-duality versus the excitement of duality is not meant to stop you from being excited about something. Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings is not about controlling or avoiding something but undoing the belief that there is something at all.

The undoing of this belief occurs automatically when you apply one or more of Alexius’ Duality Hacks. For example, if you perceive your experiences as a symbol of that which makes it possible to experience them, namely that which is One, they all become the same. Therefore, since there is nothing to establish their apparent difference to make a difference, it seems exciting to undo the belief that there is anything to be excited about.

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Even though this image is flat and basically is made up of repeating lines, you may choose to experience the illusion of a person in the distance, as this appeal to your desire for excitement.

This image is flat, and Mona Lis is not behind the repeating lines. Yet you may choose to see her hidden in the distance because it appeals to your longing for mystery and excitement. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

How come so many people like to watch a movie? Probably to get away from everyday life and experience something more exciting.

How come some like to watch porn? Perhaps they feel alone or realise fantasies by watching it – or maybe because it is more exciting.

How come most look forward to a holiday? Could it be they imagine it will be more exciting.

On holiday you can attend events fabricated to improve the feeling of pleasure, so you have an experience out of the ordinary. A movie – porn or not – is produced with the same purpose: to entertain and give you an extraordinary experience. It does not matter if it appears unrealistic, as long as it is exciting.

But the experiences of your everyday life are also produced to entertain you. The brain constructs your experiences so they seem dimensional – even flat things like movies appear dimensional, thus exciting. Compared to this, oneness appears pretty ordinary. It is non-dimensional and timeless. Hence there is nothing to look forward to, thus not something to get excited about. But that is why oneness is so peaceful.

There is not something to lose in oneness because there is no more than one. And since it is formless, thus endless, you are never disturbed from outside nor inside. This is hugely satisfying if peace is what you want – but not if you look for excitement.

Thus you start thinking, what if there is something outside of oneness. If so, you could escape. Then, by imagining this, you see a world where there seems to be more than one. However, what needs to be imagined is not real. Therefore, if you are tired of the problems that come from being and having more, you can stop imagining more than one.

You do that by seeing everything as a symbol of that which is One. Then it is only a matter of time before the symbols do not appear to hide what they symbolise. Since time also is a symbol, thus an illusion, it is irrelevant how long this takes. Besides, even though you appear to be waiting to return that which is One, it is not so. That is where you are. It is not possible to be anywhere else.

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The excitement of a sunset, for example, will not enhance the belief in being someone definitive but will undo it if the enthusiasm is perceived to symbolise the peace of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgen

If you are stranded in the desert, there is no lasting solution but to leave. The same applies if you are passed up in a world where there seems to be more than one, except that it is not the world you need to leave but the belief that you are there. However, this belief cannot be undone in your way, as that enhances the belief in being someone definitive. Fortunately, it can be undone by applying one or more of Alexius’ Duality Hacks.

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Questions and uncertainty arise from not being at peace, which comes from believing to be someone definitive living in a capsule of time and space instead of nobody in the formlessness of oneness. Within the context of this belief, there are answers to questions like how to build a house, go from one place to another, and similar practical things. But there are no answers to existential questions because a world encapsulated by time and space is as fictitious as a computer game.

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Every time you do something to eliminate feeling inferior, you are reminded about why you do it, namely because you feel inadequate. Hence feeling inferior is enhanced the more you try to eliminate it. And since you feel it because you believe in being separated, this belief gets more robust. Thus the peace of oneness seems far away.

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You must believe to be someone definitive to get excited in a world defined by time and space because otherwise, you cannot get the excitement from having a specific experience. However, believing someone definitive feels limiting, whereas not caring about it feels so peaceful that you do not need the excitement from something specific.

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Excitement is always about attaining something special in the future, perhaps, the love from someone you secretly are attracted to. Should you get together, you start to imagine how exciting it would be to have babies, for example, to suppress you do not feel at peace no matter how excited you get.

Peace is not a fantasy of something better to come because it is one perpetual present. Therefore, if it seems this article misses an end, it could be because peace is not about finishing something. It is that which is One, and oneness never ends because it is formless.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #2.2 Peace of non-duality versus the excitement of duality.

Pretending is a way to reality

Updated August 4, 2022

Pretending to be a special place in the world of music.

Pretending to be together in a world of music. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Anything you believe in being is an illusion because it takes more than one to be something, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless, thus endless. Therefore, appearing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is a fantasy in which that which is you, like an actor, pretend to be what and where you are not.

But nobody is making this fantasy. Like within the context of a world where there seems to be more than one, nobody is making the dreams you seem to have. And nobody, including you, is in those dreams, even though they appear to be in you.

However, if you believe the fantasy is real, thus that you are someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one, you can undo this belief by pretending to be someone definitive because what you pretend to be, you are not. Unconsciously everybody already pretends to be someone.

SAMPLES OF UNCONSCIOUSLY PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE DEFINITIVE
When you look for a new home, you may imagine what kind of persons who used to live in the places you see and what type of person you would be if living there.

At work, you may pretend to be someone who fits into the environment socially and/or professionally. But when not at work, you probably pretend to be your own. And going to the disco, you are most likely a party-goer.

If your kids are worried, you pretend everything is fine, and if they are naughty, you pretend something terrible will happen.

Being attracted by the look or the vibe of someone, you pretend the other one has exactly the personality that matches yours or that you are soulmates.

Making a pass on someone, you adjust your behaviour per what you believe will turn the other on so you can pretend to be the person the other wants.

Perhaps you imagine, while you read this, what kind of person you should pretend to be if you use Alexius’ Duality Hacks or if you reject them.

To recommend you pretend to be someone definitive is to advocate something, everybody already does. Thus it might be more correct to suggest being aware of it.

As a musician, you quickly learn how to pretend what is needed to remain successful. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A SAMPLE OF CONSCIOUSLY PRETENDING …
… that you may already know from your way as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. You have sex with your spouse, but only your body is there. You fantasise about somebody else while you pretend to be with your spouse.

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You might be aware that you pretend to be someone you are not in the above encounters. However, you are probably unaware that, like in a role play, you constantly pretend to be what you are not. But if you are aware of it, you know what and where you appear to be is fictional. Thus you feel entertained by pretending to be someone in the story of a world where there seems to be more than one.

In other words, when you know the world is virtual, you know that everything – the energetic people in an advertisement for Coca-Cola, the glamourous rockstar, or the beautiful people on social media, for example – is pretence. Thus, you do not look for authenticity but entertainment from pretending to be what you are not.

And since you already know how to pretend to be a person in a make-believe world – think about when you are on a dating site or social media, playing a game or an air guitar – this is easy. Especially if you also keep reading Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings. They are not afraid to admit that they are as illusionary as anything else in a world where there seems to be more than one. Hence they expose the illusion of such a world.

PRETENDING IS NEITHER BAD NOR GOOD
You may think pretending is a bad thing and that you better stop acting and find the real you so you can express that.

First of all: That which is you has nothing to express. It is formless, so there is nothing else, thus no one to communicate with. Secondly: The formlessness of that which is you cannot be found in a world defined by time and space. Nothing can be found in such a world but illusions, as there is no more than the formlessness of that which is you.

Pretending is neither bad nor good. It is just a tool. You cannot be in the illusionary world of a video game, a movie, a book or a dream, but you can pretend to be there. But whether you believe or pretend to be in the world of a book, it takes the same course, likewise, in a world where there seems to be more than one. The difference between believing or pretending is that you feel entertained regardless of the outcome in the latter case.

PRETENDING TO BE WHAT AND WHERE YOU ARE IS ENTERTAINING
It requires much control to uphold the belief that you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. If you are fed up with that, you pretend to be someone, which is fun because it requires no self-restraint. Besides, what you pretend to be, you are not. So the more you pretend to be someone, the less there is someone to hide, there never was or will be more than that which is One.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

Pretending to be someone definitive is such a relief

Updated August 29, 2022

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On vacation in a foreign country, you appear different because you pretend to be a tourist exploring another world. Likewise, what you seem to be in a world defined by time and space is not that which is you but something you pretend to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When an electric bulb breaks down, it cannot use the electricity coming from the power station to illuminate a world outside itself. This feels like death if the bulb is identified with its function to light up something. However, nothing is dead if the bulb does not believe that it is its appearance but pretends to be that because of what it pretends to be, it is not. It is the electricity that always was and will be and momentarily made it possible to pretend to be a lamp. Read more about electricity as a metaphor for life here.

Likewise, you do not last if you believe to be someone definitive in a world defined by time and space. But if it is something you pretend, you remain as that which is you, namely formless, thus endless.

This is like pretending to be someone in roleplay. However, in a world defined by time and space, you must be used to pretending to be someone definitive before your role is over. Otherwise, you will try to hang onto that role when you feel it is about to finish.

So when – in the context of the bulb metaphor – a bulb cannot illuminate something anymore, it is forever dead if identified with the ability to make light. But if it acknowledges that it is not what it can do but that which makes it possible to do it, it remains as electricity.

Although electricity makes it possible to experience this article on electronic media, it is not in the article. Likewise, there is no life in a world defined by time and space, although life is what makes it possible to fantasise about not being formless but definitive.

This does not mean the bulb knows electricity because it is not in the world that the bulb illuminates. But it means that it does not define itself as a bulb. Hence it is not the end when the bulb ends and cannot pretend to be something in a world outside of itself anymore.

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Whether you perceive yourself as mundane or spiritual, you cannot return to the formlessness of that which is you because it has no room for someone definitive. But, on the other hand, if you pretend to be mundane or spiritual, you do not need to return to the formlessness of that which is you because what you pretend to be, you are not.

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Now you as an entity defined by time and space falls apart.

When the body stops functioning, you fall apart as someone definitive. If you do not fight it, what you believe in being is exposed as nothing. Thus there does not appear to be something hiding, there never was or will be anything but the formlessness of that which is you. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What you appear to think, feel, and act when you believe to be someone definitive in a world defined by time and space is the same when you pretend that, except politically incorrect feelings are not condemned. This is because when you pretend to feel something, the apparent difference between good and bad is not perceived to make a difference.

However, when you are finished pretending to be someone definitive in a world defined by time and space, you do not return to the formlessness of that which is you because it is endless, so you never left it.

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When you do not believe in being someone in a world defined by time and space, the absurdity of it becomes a comedy in which you have fun pretending to care.

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All that you can find in a world defined by time and space is what you are not, namely definitive. You discover this when pretending to be someone in such a world.

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Just like the recording on a protected compact disc cannot be replaced with a new one, the formlessness of that which is you cannot be replaced with someone definitive. Not because that which is you is protected, but because it is formless, so there is no more.

Therefore, you deceive yourself if you believe to be someone definitive. No worries. This deception is easily corrected if you pretend to be it because what you pretend to be, you are not

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To uphold the belief in being someone definitive, you do anything to feel touched by something specific because that seems to establish your belief as real.

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Scientists have not discovered the origin of the world because there is none. It does not exist. That is why they cannot find dark matter, which they claim is the missing link in proving the world’s existence. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Nobody can touch you in a video game, no matter how good the graphics are. So if you feel affected by it, it does not come from the game but from yourself. Therefore, since everything you feel is caused by your projection, the world is in the eye of the beholder.

Forgetting this and seeing virtual reality as real, the fastest way to correct this, so the illusion does not seem to hide the real world, is to turn the game off. However, what is perceived as the real world is just as virtual as the world in a video game. So, if you want to correct this without fearing its end, you pretend to be someone there. The more you do that, the less you are where you appear to be because where you pretend to be, you are not.

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Interaction is the name of the game if a virtual world is to appear authentic. But since the communication is founded on what you imagine others think, you interact with a fantasy made by you, and since what you believe to be is based on this, you are a fantasy as well. In other words, what you appear to be is make-believe – like Santa Claus, for example.

You stopped believing the adventure of Santa Claus when you grew up, but you still think you are someone in a world defined by time and space, although that which is you is formless. Fortunately, when you pretend to be someone definitive instead of believing it, you have fun appearing to be someone definitive because what you pretend to be, you are not.

Having fun being nobody, there is no need to be confirmed by others as genuine. Thus you can enjoy all the illusions of a world defined by time and space.

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The belief that you are someone definitive who experiences something specific seems to hide that there is nothing but the formlessness of oneness. This belief, however, corrects itself the more you pretend to be someone definitive because that confirms you are nobody.

Fortunately, this is already so. What you appear to be is empty space. This is why nothing about your appearance in a world defined by time and space needs to be changed or transformed. On the contrary, changes enhance the belief that you are someone definitive.

Thus undoing this belief is not about opening up or surrendering to a higher power but being nobody, which you are when you pretend to be somebody because what you pretend to be, you are not.

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What´s casting a shadow is not in the shadow.

That which is casting a shadow is not in the shadow. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Metaphorically speaking, the universe is a shadow of oneness. But since there is no life in a shadow, the only way to appear to be there is to pretend it. So if you feel bad about something, remember that where you appear to be is a shadow, so what you feel does not mean anything because there is nothing in a shadow.

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As already said, the world can be compared to a shadow. Since a shadow cannot give you anything, whatever you believe in getting from the world is imagined.

From this follows, you choose what you imagine to get. And what you lose is nothing. So why not give it your best shot and have fun pretending to be a physical being? You have nothing to lose.

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Perceiving your experiences as nothing instead of something, they are revealed as lifeless.

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In a virtual world, you cannot realise that which is real. But you can realise that being someone there is a fantasy. Doing so, you are free to pretend what to be and enjoy the experiences this seems to entail.

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If you – in the context of the world – play a game like Monopoly, you are not in the car. It is something you pretend to be. Likewise, you pretend to be in a body in a world defined by time and space.

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When you revolt against your parents, the perception of yourself is founded on how you see them. Therefore, since you become an anti-version of them, you and your parents are two sides of the same coin. The same applies to being detached from the world. It is based on what you think you are removed from.

Likewise, you are still part of the world when you try to escape its ways. That is until you stop believing your experiences prove you are there. If you pretend to be there, you are not part of the world because where you pretend to be, you are not. Just like, within the context of such a world, you are not someone in a computer game. It is something you pretend.

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To be chased is fun when it is something you pretend to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It is fun being chased when it is something you pretend. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you pretend to be someone, being rejected seems to be another joke in the comedy The World. Even though you may react the same way as someone, who perceives the show as real, you do not take it seriously.

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»When I was little, I thought the moon was following me when I was in the car.« From teenager Post #11156 (from the internet):

As a grown-up, we know such an experience is incorrect, so we automatically correct this and similar experiences, like a street getting narrower at the end, or the world looks flat. However, if we have not become accustomed to correcting these deceptive experiences, we cannot navigate a world defined by time and space.

But in the above teenage post, there is another experience that needs to be corrected. There is no ‘I’ which sees something. It is an experience constructed by the brain to make you feel that what you believe in being is real. To correct this belief, you pretend to be someone.

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Pretending to be a child when you are grown up is much more fun than believing to be one.

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You can have as many friends as you want because having them or not is something you pretend.

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When we sit down to watch a movie, we allow ourselves to be deceived so that its world is experienced as real. But we know it is not so. We just pretend it is real. That is what we have forgotten in the movie called The World.

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Should your diet not go as planned, and you feel sad and frustrated, you can solve it by pretending to be someone with a problem. Since what you pretend to be, you are not, nobody is worried.

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Pretending to be a person, who serves others can be fun.

Pretending to be someone definitive who serves others in a restaurant can be fun. When it is over, you are free to go home and pretend to be lazy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Not believing but pretending to be someone, your conditioned behaviour for how you must react falls apart. Thus you are free to enjoy the moment as it is instead of compulsively shaping it per your belief.

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If there are specific characteristics of others you dislike, you can remind yourself that it is something you pretend. Should you feel it is wrong to complain, you also remind yourself it is pretence. Hence it does not feel bad but good to judge others.

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When you meet someone you are attracted to, it is common to analyse the perceived external interaction, so you can build a personality that the other person will love. But since you fear the other one will see through this masquerade and recognise you are not loveable, you built something into your new character that you reckon the other one cannot live without. Hence you both become dependent on each other: You for being seen as outstanding and the other for getting something unique from you.

Fortunately, this self-made prison is easily escaped. All you need to be free is to acknowledge that your new personality is pretence.

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What you pretend to be, depends on what you imagine is expected from you and what you believe is in it for you.

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As long as you do not try to conceal specific feelings to preserve your appearance as someone definitive, no feelings seem to have the power to hide, it is fun pretending to be someone specific because what you pretend to be, you are not.

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If you are black-haired, you cannot choose to be blond. But you can pretend it, thus feeling light-haired.

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You can compare linear time to the square pixels that makes up one dot on a computer screen being separated from each other and extended into a lines forming a spiral.

You can compare linear time to the square pixels that make up one round dot on a computer screen. When the square pixels are separated from each other and extended into a line forming a spiral, it seems the round dot no longer is one perpetual present but a line of time. Fortunately, separating the square pixels making up the round dot is impossible because there is no separation in one perpetual present. Thus it is not a matter of returning to oneness but stopping imagining something in the past, now and future. In other words, without the belief in linear time, nothing seems to hide one perpetual present. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

That which is One can be compared to a dot on a computer screen, where there is nothing but that. It consists of innumerable amounts of square pixels so tightly together that they cannot be differentiated from each other. Thus they look like one point.

But if you extend this point by spreading out its small pixels in a continuous line, they can be differentiated from each other, thus perceived as separated appearances in space. The experience of time you get by making the line curved, like a spiral, so that from any point, it looks like there is an unknown future behind the next curve and a forgotten past behind the last one. Read more about that in Life is flat.

But since there is no separation in oneness, it is impossible to extend it into a world defined by time and space. However, when you believe in separation, it seems to take time to discover it is a fantasy that covers oneness. But you can speed up this discovery by pretending to be separated because what you pretend is not real. In this way, the belief in being apart is undone while having fun appearing to be someone definitive.

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Being someone definitive is like Karaoke. You imagine you become someone specifically by replicating well-established concepts of imagined emotions through a song. But being a mother, father or anything else is also based on replicating collectively agreed-on concepts of how to be that. Therefore, since all appearances are pretence, and what you pretend to be, you are not, what and where you appear to be is a fantasy.

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When you have nothing to live up to, you are free to pretend to be someone who lives up to the expectations of the world.

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You cannot pretend to be that which is One because it is formless. But you can pretend to be someone definitive. Hence you are nothing because what you pretend to be, you are not. Consequently, something specific does not appear to hide the formlessness of oneness.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

Holding back ejaculation is just another material manifestation – but without the physical thrill of it

Updated August 21, 2022

No matter if you call it love or sex,those emotions will have aphysical manifestation.

Whether you call it love or sex, those emotions are physically expressed in a material world. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Does a computer become something else when you do not turn it on? No. It remains the same. And a leg, for example, remains physical even though you do not use it.

Trying to change or transcend something enhances the the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One.

Will a flower seed become a carrot seed if you plant it among carrots? No, you are fooling yourself. And so you do if you believe a hard penis becomes spiritual when you withhold the ejaculation. On the contrary, by using tantra sex, for example, to deny the body the pleasure of letting go, you enhance the belief that physicality is something and spirituality is nothing.

Besides, it is only in a world where there seems to be more than one that transformation is possible. And such a world is an illusion because spirituality is oneness which is formless, thus endless, so there is no more than that which is one. In other words, changes seem to establish the fantasy of a world where there seems to be more than one as real and that which is One as unreal. Read more about tantra in To welcome the peace of oneness.

Since spirituality is formless, it is endless. Consequently, you are either spiritual or nothing. The latter is the case if you appear to have a shape. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you do not believe in being someone in a physical world, you do not want to change, transcend or transform anything there. Nor to stop yourself from the thrill of having a physical orgasm. Although it is as unreal as Santa Claus brings presents to all the good children, it feels exciting pretending to be physical (read more about that here).

In the framework of pretending that it is the nature of physics that the sun makes you warm, and water makes you wet. No degree of personal control can change that. Nor can it alter physical needs. And since nobody has forced you into a physical appearance, it is evident that you want to go for it. So why not give it your best shot?

Sex is an essential motivation for believing that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. And since oneness is endless, the illusion of more than one depends on it. Thus an orgasm should not be stopped but enjoyed as a positive confirmation of oneness.

When you pursue your desire for sex in a tangible and horny way, the physical thrill of an orgasm is incredible. Especially because it is extended by the empty breath that makes the whole body quiver with joy. Hence you feel revitalised and not emptied after ejaculation. If your desire is triggered by fantasy or something perceived as real does not matter. It is all make-believe. Read more about the empty breath in hack #5.2 The empty breath and the bliss of nothing.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.2 You cannot change anything but your perception of it.