CANCELLEX You are not here because what you believe to be is a ghostly image of nothing

Updated May 17, 2022

Pretending is selfless

Updated August 18, 2022

Pretending to be a self reveals you are selfless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Selflessness is not about selfless actions. There is no such thing in a world where there seems to be more than one. In such a world, you need to appear as someone definitive separated from the whole. In other words, you must have a self.

But this does not mean you have to believe the self is you – like you do not have to think you are the fighter in a computer game you play. You only have to pretend it. By doing that, you are selfless. In other words, selflessness is not about selfless actions but not being identified with the self.

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Listening to music at home has become less physical in the last few years. First, a big and relatively heavy vinyl record was replaced with a smaller compact cassette and a more slender compact disc. Later MP3 took over. It required hardly any space. But its recent replacement, streaming, does not require any space. The signals that carry streaming music are invisible but everywhere. However, they cannot be heard as music before an electronic device has picked them up and translated them into sounds you perceive as music. This enables you to listen to whatever you want, wherever you are, although what you hear is not there.

In some ways, it is the same thing that happens when you experience being someone definitive. At least according to the brain. It claims to receive signals from your sensory system that it translates into the experiences you have of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. But the signals are picked up from nowhere by nobody because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless.

Most, however, do not want to be exposed as nobody, so they suppress that they are an illusion. This suppression results in depression, whereas acknowledging the deception feels uplifting. It sets ‘you’ free to pretend to be what and where you are not. And that is quite fun.

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It takes a great effort to make an illusion like Santa Claus appear real. The same applies to the idea that it is possible to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen

There is no way to survive in a world where there seems to be more than one without physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically grabbing something from someone who appears to be outside of us. Thus everybody is afraid of not having enough. And getting it, they worry somebody will take it from them as they took it from somebody else. Read more about that here.

Most feel guilty about taking as much as possible for themselves at the expense of others. Some suppress feeling wrong with the pleasure from the recognition they get for being successful at profiting from others. Others start looking for ways to improve by meditating, sharing and treating everybody as equals.

But since these solutions are based on the belief that you have done something wrong, the feeling of guilt is enhanced psychologically. On the other hand, if what you do is something you pretend, you can grab as much as you want without feeling guilty because what you pretend to do is not real – like when you play a game like Monopoly.

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Most sense something is missing, so they want to be and have more. But you cannot become or get more because that which is you is no different from oneness, which is formless, so you have everything. Therefore, it is impossible to miss anything unless you believe there is more than One. Fortunately, you can undo this belief by pretending to be someone who has more than One because what you pretend, you are not.

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You can only feel something if you pretend it is possible to be and have more than that which is One because it takes more than one to feel something.

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When you do not try to fix anything, there does not appear to be more than one. Hence the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One falls apart. Of course, this does not mean you should not try to solve something while you have this belief undone. But you should pretend to be someone solving it because what you pretend to be, you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The need to base your perception of the world on a system like astrology can be compared to using crutches when a leg is broken. They can help you start walking again, but they must be put aside when it is accomplished. The same applies to any belief system in the world. The way to leave them and start walking on your own is to not believe in them but pretend that you do.

This detaches you from the system and the person you believe to be according to it. Thus you are free to pretend that you are a father, mother or whatever you like to explore in the game of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

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Money cannot save you, nor sex, love or romance. And your parents, precious children and the latest flat-screen TV cannot help you. Fortunately, it is not needed – like in a computer game, you do not need help if you must go to jail. You are not in the world of the game. It is not possible. Likewise, it is impossible to be in a world where there seems to be more than one because that which is you is no different from that which is One.

That is why you pretend to be in such a world – like you, within its context, pretend to be someone in a computer game.

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Since it requires more than one to have a problem, and since there is no more than that which is One, there are no problems unless you believe it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. Thus the undoing of that belief is the solution to all problems. One way to do this is to pretend to be and have more than that which is One because what you pretend to be and have is not real.

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Not believing but pretending to be someone feeling something rules out that the experience is real because what you pretend to be, you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The more you see that a world where there seems to be more than one is make-believe, the more depressed you may get until it dawns on you that this means you are not there, wherefore nothing matters. Thus you are free to pretend to be what makes you happy.

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Seen from the perspective of someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, the formlessness of that which is One is a lonely affair. A person who believes in living in a world where there seems to be more than one needs company so that somebody can acknowledge this belief.

However, if you do not believe but pretend to be someone, you do not need others to confirm you are real because what you pretend to be is not real. Therefore, you are free to enjoy any relationship.

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Since there is no more than that which is One being together is impossible, so is being lonely, except in fantasy.

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If you believe in being someone definitive biking, driving, meeting friends and whatnot, you need this to result in something specific to feel good. But if you pretend to be someone biking, driving, meeting friends and whatnot, how the experience turns out is not essential because all feelings are experienced as entertaining when they are pretence.

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You are mistaken if you think you feel anger, love or something else because it takes more than one to feel something, and that which is you is no different from that which is One. No worries. This mistake is easily corrected. If you pretend to be angry, fall in love or whatnot, nobody is feeling it because what you pretend to be, you are not.

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This thing is of course not a real snake. It is a children´s toy, that symbolizes a real one. Likewise nothing in the world is real. It is appearances symbolizing, that which has no appearance, namely non-duality. The image is grabbed from the web.

This thing is, of course, not a real snake, but a children’s toy symbolising it. Likewise, nothing in a world where there seems to be more than one is real. But its appearances symbolise reality, namely that which is One. The image is grabbed from the web.

In the same way, as children’s toys symbolise something in the world of grown-ups, everything in their world is a symbol of that which is real, namely the formlessness of oneness. Perceived like that, pretending the world is real is not frustrating but entertaining.

You can read more about seeing everything in a world where there seems to be more than one as a symbol of that which is One in hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

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Children like to build castles of sand on the beach and imagine they live inside them. Hence they cry when it falls apart. But since most grown-ups know it is an illusion, they do not complain if it falls apart. Likewise, if you pretend to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, you do not cry when it is over.

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When the life of a computer is over, the energy that the machine receives to simulate a world on the screen is still there, namely electricity. The same thing when the life of a body is over. That which made it possible for the body to move around n a world where there seems to be more than one is still there. Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings has several names for this: non-duality, the oneness of life, the formlessness of oneness, one perpetual present, that which is you or that which is life / one / spirit.

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A reflex compels you to make the pain go away. Taking this reflex serious is how you fool yourself into believing you are someone definitive. This does not mean you should not do what is in the body’s best interest. But pretending to be someone who is in pain, whatever you do about it, does not enhance the belief that you are someone definitive because what you pretend to be, you are not.

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Whether you believe to be someone or pretend it, what you appear to be is bound to end. This often causes panic. And even if that is conquered, death is not beaten if you try hanging onto what you believed in being. However, pretending to be someone, there is nothing to overcome because what you pretend to be is not real. Thus nobody is dying.

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It is not difficult to leave an illusion when you do not mistake it for reality Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The experiences produced by the brain are like tricks made by a magician. When someone seems to disappear, they are still there. Nothing is what it appears to be. Likewise, you are not going to die if not identified with your appearance in a world where there seems to be more than one. It is only the experience of more than one that stops. So if you did not believe it is possible to be and have more than that which is one but pretended this, nothing dies but the illusion there is more than that which is One.

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You can pretend you are someone who follows god, your higher self or your spouse, for example. But if you believe this is something you do, you are lost because it is impossible to follow something unless you believe to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. And nor you or such a world does exist because it takes more than one to get by, and there is no more than that which is One.

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Nobody pretends to be somebody because there is no more than that which is One, and it takes more than one to do anything. Hence pretending is just as illusionary as anything else that requires more than one. However, this illusion does not establish you as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one because what you pretend to be, you are not.

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Since nothing is real in a world where there seems to be more than one, there is nothing to understand except that it is a fantasy. Although the acknowledgement of this undoes the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One and this is what you want, it may at first seem frustrating and claustrophobic. There is neither something outside nor inside to define you. In other words, what you believe in being is no more, and there is no memory of it.

If you are not ready for this, you better pretend to be someone in a mundane or spiritual world, so you can enjoy the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One while slowly but surely having it undone.

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By pretending to be a person in a world, that is not there, you know, that the one pretending is not there.

By pretending to be someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one, you undo the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One.  Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In old scriptures from India, which in many ways are the basis of the Western New Age way of thinking, the world is called Maya. It is a Hindi word for illusion. Hence you could say that the basis of both eastern and western alternative thinking is that the world is an illusion. Since this is also the basis of Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, everything you believe to read in them or anywhere else is an illusion.

In short, there is no truth to find in the world, whether you look high or low, inside or outside, in the past, now, future or whatnot. All experiences are deceptive, whether they seem to be mundane or spiritual. This includes your interpretation of this statement.

Yet there is a crucial difference between Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings and most teachings of so-called spirituality. They promise you something, and Alexius’ Duality Hacks give you nothing. That is why they do they undo the belief in experiencing something.

One way of doing this is to pretend to get more because what you pretend to have is not real, and so, eventually, there does not seem to be more than that which is One.

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If you are tired of the pretence and falseness that appears to be in a world where there seems to be more than one and look for more authenticity, you deceive yourself. You will not experience being someone if you want truthfulness.

In that case, there would be no experiences because that which is authentic cannot be known. It is that which is One, and it takes more than one to be conscious of something.


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