The after-effect of ‘a state of not-knowing’ [under construction]

Updated September 7, 2022

The after-effect of a state of not-knowing is a certainty that the thoughts needed for being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one automatically are produced by the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This article is a continuation of A state of not-knowing and how to get there.

THE AFTER-EFFECT OF A STATE OF NOT-KNOWING:
You need to return from a state of not-knowing to the conscious experience of being somebody after 20 minutes, 45 at most. If not, there is nobody to repeatedly confirm that the experiences fabricated by the brain are something, wherefore they are exposed as nothing. Therefore, since there does not seem to be something keeping the brain together, it falls apart.

That is why you should return relatively quickly from a state of not-knowing to the awareness of being someone if you do not want to end that experience. Since the slate has been wiped clean in a state of not-knowing, you come back to the conscious experience of being someone without the desire to be independent. Hence you are free to follow the brain’s script. See hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

This feels like starting from zero, so you slowly stretch the body. But not in a systemised way with coordinated movement, breathing, and meditation. However, since it looks like Tai Chi or Qigong and most special seekers always hunt for something it can mimic to appear spiritual, they assume they will magically enter a higher state by imitating these slow movements in a focused mode. A state of not-knowing, though, does not arise from focusing but from defocusing. That said, it can also arise from being deeply involved in something, as long as it is not done per a special philosophy or to escape the present.

Returning with the slate wiped clean from a state of not-knowing to the experience of being someone, the relationships you used to stand behind may seem dull, as you need to exploit others to appear special (read more about that here).

As long as the after-effect of a state of not-knowing lasts, which can be from a few seconds to several years, you rely on the brain to produce experiences of being someone in a tangible world – just like you depend on it to make the experiences of you as someone in a dream.

Going along with the experiences as the brain makes them, and not as you think they should be, feels like sleepwalking. It is effortless unless you break the magic of the after-effect and do things your way, which is very stressful. But fortunately, the stress can be used for a new take-off into the empty breath and the bliss of nothing, from where you again return renewed to the conscious experience of being someone.

You probably go back and forth between the consciousness of being someone and a state of not-knowing many times before you forget to return but welcome the enlightenment of that which is One. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Each time you return from a state of not-knowing to the belief in being someone definitive and have forgotten the bliss of not believing in being that, the empty breath remembers it for you – also if you only remember the empty breath once in a while. And like it syncs being nobody with being somebody, so you can move around in nothing as if it is something in a state of not-knowing, it also does that in its after-effect. But of course, the ratio is different.

In a state of not-knowing, there is so little consciousness of being somebody that there is nobody to perceive the apparently different experiences to make a difference. Hence you are in the bliss of nothing. In the after-effect, the empty breath syncs the bliss of nothing with the conscious experience of something, so the nothingness is forgotten when you need to be aware of driving a car, for example. In other words, in a state of not-knowing, you are mainly nobody, and in the after-effect, somebody.

Be aware that there is no will to perceive anything in a particular way in a state of not-knowing. And the transition from a state of not-knowing to the consciousness of being someone is not noticed because there was not somebody to be aware of being nobody in a state of not-knowing. Nor do you not know that the bliss of nothing has wiped the slate clean, so your perceptions automatically are generated in sync with the brain’s script. See hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

But suppose the happiness this entails feels too basic compared with the vague memories of bliss that eventually pop up from nowhere. In that case, you may twist the brain’s automatically generated perceptions into something special that seems to extend the memories of bliss. Hence, you appear to be more exciting than a servant of the brain. And since the world wants to be fooled, they do not see that this is a show to hide you feel inferior.

Thoughts and feelings may seem distant in a state of not-knowing, but when you return to the consciousness of being someone definitive, they are very close. However, since they are no longer perceived as something but nothing, you enjoy the intimacy of nothing in whatever shape it appears to take. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In short, those making their own perception see the brain as their enemy. Thus they reject the happiness the brain infuses into its creations. And when they fail in making something better, they blame the brain. But those not altering the brain’s automatically generated perception of your reactions to its experiences are receptive to the shots of happiness coming from the brain. Hence they happily play the brain’s game of something, although they remember from a state of not-knowing that the game is nothing.

Should you forget that and, therefore, start perceiving the experience of something as real, the frustration this causes can be used to ignite a take-off into the empty breath, so you again have the slate wiped clean and return to the consciousness of being someone synced with the brains fantasy of you as someone substantial in a tangible world.

This does not necessarily mean the slate remains clean. Your conditioned way of reacting to something may be so deeply rooted that you return to a familiar pattern of responding. But, no worries, a quick visit to a state of not-knowing, and you start over again with a clean slate in the brain’s fantasy world of something.

Sooner or later, you feel so entertained by this fantasy that you forget to remember being someone. Thus there does not appear to be something hiding the formlessness of oneness.

APPENDIX:
To be in sync with the script of the brain does not mean you have to like it but that you have to relate to it and not as you think it should be per a particular philosophy. In other words, whether you respond with anger or joy to the brain’s script, you are in a dialogue with the brain, thus feeling its love.

But if you reject the brain’s script by responding to a story believed superior, such as socialism, you are not communicating with the brain but your fable about a better world. Hence you do not feel the brain’s love for you but are always looking for something better.

Having a perception in sync with the brain’s script is very easy. If you do not try to make a perception of your reaction to it, the brain does it automatically. Therefore, since you are in sync, you feel its love.


NOTE: This article is a continuation of the previous one, A state of not-knowing and how to get there, and they are both parts of hack #5.2 The empty breath and the bliss of nothing.

CANCELLEX ‘The empty breath’ is empty space, and so is what you believe to be [draft]

Updated May 17, 2022

Notes on perceptions [draft]

Updated September 13, 2022

When experiences are not seen as something, there is nothing to be excited about. Hence there is no expectation of something to prevent the bliss of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius’ Duality Hacks in a particular order. But in the case of this article, you may benefit from having read hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

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When you perceive your reaction to an experience as ‘it is what it is,’ you are in sync with the brain’s script. But if you start to analyse your response and conclude, ‘I know what it is,’ you are not in sync. However, you cannot know anything because you do not know what you are and never will because you are a fantasy of the brain. Read about the brain’s script in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

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There is no meaning in your experiences, nor are they yours. It is an illusion created by the brain, which generates all experiences, so the self it has fabricated believes it sees, hears, feels and tastes something outside of itself. It is easy to deceive the self into believing this because if not, there is nothing to confirm its existence.

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The experiences you believe in having will continue as scripted by the brain, regardless of how you perceive them. But since the brain loves you and thus injects you with shots of happiness, it is in your own best interest if your perception is in sync with the brain because otherwise, you do not notice the shots.

If you want a break from the brain, you perceive the experiences it produces as ‘dunno what it is.’ Hence you enter into a state of not-knowing and its bliss of nothing. However, this does not mean the brain’s script changes but that you are indifferent to it because there is no need to be confirmed as somebody.

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The more you perceive your responses to your experiences as ‘it is what it is,’ the more carefree you feel. Perhaps so much that your perception automatically changes to ‘dunno what it is,‘ which may bring about glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is One. Read here how to see, hear, feel or taste glimpses of Enlightenment.

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Non-duality is formless, thus without beginning and end. But that does not mean it includes the experience of duality. On the contrary, formlessness cannot be experienced, so everything experienced is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You do not have to use the same phrases for the perceptions mentioned in HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end to participate in the game of duality, deny it, take a break, or totally forget it. Instead of saying ‘it is what it is,’ you could say ‘shit happens,’ or ‘so what.’ As long as the essence is alike, the perception works the same. That said, the perception ‘I know what it is’ only works in the sense that it makes you feel special. You are still what and where the brain wants you to be, which you do not try to change when you go with the perception, ‘it is what it is.’

You leave the brain’s script by choosing the perception’ dunno what it is,’ you leave the brain’s script. Not in a sense that you are not what and where the brain has planned, but you do not perceive your experience of it as something because you are in the bliss of nothing.

Read more about the perceptions it is what it is, I know what it is and dunno what it is in hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

To uphold the perception ‘I know what it is,‘ you got to suppress your actual response to an experience. Still, it never works as intended because you are not all-seeing and knowing. The two other perceptions do not involve denial. On the contrary, your response to something cannot be perceived as ‘it is what it is,‘ or ‘dunno what it is,’ if you deny your reaction. Yet, they do not work if you intend to get something over and done.

However, this can be solved by perceiving the response to your plan as ‘it is what it is.’ It flushes out any idea of achieving something specific. On the other hand, if your response is perceived as ‘dunno what it is,’ there is not something to accomplish because you are in the bliss of nothing.

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Do not hide your reaction to something by making a story in which you are unimpressed or detached. Instead, feel your response, so you can decide what it means and perceive that as ‘it is what is.’ This expands the interpretation of your reaction, so it is not limited to you being angry, for example, but complemented with being calm. Since twofoldness makes you feel fulfilled, you have no urge to uphold a single-minded image of yourself. Thus, sooner or later, you forget what and where you are, which is the invitation the Enlightenment of that which is One has been waiting for. Read more about that in hack #6.1 The Enlightenment of that which is One. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When your reaction to something is sadness, and it is perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ you also get happiness. First of all, everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. But also, if something has not made you happy at some point, it cannot make you sad. For example, when your cat dies, your sadness is related to the happiness you felt when it was alive.

Should you, instead, make the perception ‘I know what it is,’ when your cat dies and what you believe to know is this is sad, you must exclude gladness to prove you are exclusively sad. But without gladness, sadness cannot be defined. Therefore, since what you believe in knowing to feel is a thought-up concept of sadness, it is fake.

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Just like the twofoldness of breathing in and out makes you feel alive, you feel fulfilled when psychological duality pairs, such as love and hate, dynamically interact. However, since this interaction takes away the sense of control, most choose to separate hate from love by projecting romanticised love onto one person and iron-fisted hate onto another. Insisting on this division, they miss the joy of togetherness because it does not come from a singular but dualistic feeling.

But they get that joy when the meaning they have assigned to hatred is perceived as ‘it is what it is.‘ For example, if they have classified hate as a weakness, this perception reveals it is paired with strength. And this polarity, like any other, brings about the joy of togetherness. Thus there is no need to project a pleasant image of love or an unpleasant one of hate onto others. Consequently, others are free from the conceptual way you used to look at them.

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If you feel sad and do not experience the gladness it contains, you have chosen to perceive your reaction to something as ‘I know what it is.’ instead of ‘it is what it is.Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A feeling can only be known when explained. And since that makes it mental, you are benumbed when your perception is ‘I know what it is,’ To make up for that, you indulge in stories of a better future.

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To perceive anything as ‘I know what it is‘ is as crazy as thinking you know where you are in a dream. You are nowhere but in your bed.

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In a computer game, everything is predetermined. No matter what you choose to do, the subsequent events are prearranged, likewise in a world of duality. You can choose between different stories going on inside your head. But regardless of which one you settle for, it carries on as scripted by the brain. You cannot change that. However, you are free to perceive your reaction to it as you see fit.

If your perception is that ‘it is what it is,‘ it is experienced as two-fold. And since you are in a world of duality, you feel unified with it. But if you perceive your reaction as I know what it is,’ it is seen as singular, thus separated from duality. Hence you do not feel together but alone. Unfortunately, most think the solution to this is to get rid of duality.

Yet, it is the other way around. Playing the game of duality, you confirm non-duality because it is formless, thus endless, so there is no other reason for the experience of duality. Thus you feel connected.

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The special self always makes an explanation that seems to confirm the perception ‘I know what it is.’ This enhances its conditioned view of the world and the fear of being wrong. But if you do not try to explain anything, you never need to correct or deny something to maintain you are right. Since ‘It is what it is,‘ you have nothing to worry about.

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If memories from your childhood are the basis for your perception of a movie you watch as a grown-up, you are out of sync with its plot. Therefore, it seems to make you frustrated rather than entertained. Fortunately, this is corrected right away if you perceive the plot, or your judgment of it, as ‘It is what it is.

This perception makes the plot amusing no matter how it evolves because you are in sync with it as it is and not as you think it is. Likewise, when the brain’s script is perceived as ‘It is what it is.

When you do not identify yourself as definitive but relative to the present moment, there is no need to make specific opinions to confirm you are someone definitive. Thus every moment is the perfect moment. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you do not feel complete, you have been messing with the duality pairs by perceiving their opposing parts as items independent of each other. Since that is your choice, you can undo it to feel complete. Read more about choosing in hack #2.2 Choosing or not. Having done that a few times, you establish every moment is the perfect moment regardless of what and where you appear to be. In other words, if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you do not wait for a better moment. This one is perfect as it is.

As that means you never wait for something better, the continuation of duality eventually comes to an end. Hence it does not appear to be hiding, there never was or will be anything but non-duality.

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Since your internal comments about the world generally are singular and therefore cut off from their complementary part, you appear to judge yourself and others as incomplete. Consequently, you get the urge to improve something to feel complete.

Yet nobody but yourself has made single-minded comments about what is right and wrong that seem to establish what one can do. Fortunately, these rules do not need to be identified to set yourself and others free from your confinement. Instead, you perceive your present comment about somebody as ‘it is what it is.’ This reveals your opinion is not singular but twofold. Perhaps you do not catch the elements of this duality pair because their interaction, like breathing in and out, feels so natural that you cannot help but laugh, while new duality pairs, like waves in the ocean, hastily but without haste, wash away your narrow-minded opinions.

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If you feel something is missing in music compressed into an MP3 file, you can get the same music in a non-compressed version. If you still feel something missing, you can get better speakers, wires and whatnot. And if that is not enough to satisfy you, live music might be the way.

But no matter how the music is presented, you never feel satisfied if you assume a specific music experience will make you feel complete. Everything comes in pairs in a world of duality, so you cannot feel complete unless your reaction to something is twofold. Therefore, when your response to the music is twofold, you feel fulfilled, regardless it is compressed.

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Everything unfolds as scheduled, regardless of your negative or positive thoughts. You have no say in this. However, you can perceive your response to the adventure of duality, so you are in sync with it, thus feeling whole. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Seeing the sun going up and down is a hallucination. »The sun stays positioned at the centre of our solar system. So it does not rise and set. But it appears to rise and set because the Earth rotates on its axis,« says science.

This rotation happens at 1.000 miles an hour. Whether you believe in being positive or negative, seeing the sun rise and set or whatnot, you rotate with the Earth at the same speed, besides hurtling around the sun at 67.000 miles an hour. In other words, you proceed in alignment with the playbook of the universe.

The brain is in charge of that. You cannot change its script. But you believe in knowing better, thus perceiving the brain’s duality scheme per your singularity philosophy. However, since everything is twofold in a world of duality, your perception is out of sync with the brain’s plot, wherefore you feel incomplete. On the other hand, if you do not try to manage the brain’s playbook of duality, the constant interaction of opposites makes you feel complete.

Being in sync with the brain’s script is not a matter of responding positively to its plot but not hiding your reaction because your response is revealed as twofold when exposed. For example, if you feel upset because the scheme does not unfold per your ideas of fairness, you do not disassociate yourself from feeling troubled. Instead, you perceive it as ‘it is what it is.’ Therefore, since its counterpart is revealed, you feel troubled but untroubled for a moment. Hereafter, you feel complete because you are in the duality flow, thus in sync with the brain’s script of duality.

But since the duality flow is the constant interaction of opposites, you do not get it by meditating but by being physically active in an uncontrolled fashion, for example Nordic Walking. It makes it hard to initiate something yourself, so it is great for going with the duality flow

Over time the duality flow goes to non-duality. That is the end of all experiences, as it takes more than one to be aware of being someone. Consequently, you are not there and never were anywhere because that requires more than one. Still, you are everywhere because non-duality is formless, thus endless.

You get a preview of non-duality by taking a break from duality. However, like a movie trailer is not the whole movie, this preview is not the real thing because non-duality is endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

While appearing to be someone in a world of duality, you can take a break from it to have a preview of non-duality – for example, via a state of not-knowing (hack #5.2) or glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is One (hack #6.2). During such a break, you are in the bliss of nothing, which feels like walking on clouds, even though you may be walking along a busy street. But since it calls for more than one to feel something, the preview is like a movie trailer which is not the movie. In other words, the preview of non-duality is a simulation.

However, the experience of duality falls apart after 20 minutes, 45 at most, if you do not constantly confirm it. Read more about that here. Therefore, since all experiences are twofold, the experience of being someone is over. Hence you can only take small breaks from duality if you want to return to the fantasy of being someone. In that case, you better stay with the duality flow, experiencing being someone enjoying the constant interaction of opposites while gently having the belief in duality phased out.

You can also have fun with twofoldness while having the belief in duality undone by applying hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation and/or hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of oneness. Those hacks, like the duality flow, are based on the acknowledgement of duality, so, contrary to taking a break from it, they do not surpass duality unless applied with so much devotion that you are blown out, thus not somebody any more.

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Every moment is the perfect moment in non-duality because it is one perpetual present. In a world of duality, that is simulated by a state of not-knowing where experiences are not perceived to make a difference.

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Since your internal comments about the world generally are singular, thus cut off from their complementary part, you feel incomplete. But if you perceive your single-minded comments as ‘it is what it is,’ they open up and reveal themselves as twofold, thus making you feel complete. You may not catch the opposing elements of the duality pairs that unfold because their interaction, like breathing in and out, feels so natural that you cannot help but laugh while waves of polarities hurriedly but calmly wash away your narrow-minded conclusions.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

‘I know what it is’ vs ‘it is what it is’ vs ‘dunno what it is’

Updated September 29, 2022

Suppose you see yourself on top of it and know where to go. In that case, try to imagine you do not know. Then feel which of the approaches makes the body relax. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius’ Duality Hacks in a particular order. But in the case of this article, you may benefit from reading hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

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When the brain’s script is perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ your dark feelings are not excluded but included. This perception, therefore, is not a way to the dullness of detachment but the vitality of involvement. And it is very close to the nothingness from where the brain scripts its story of duality. Not as close, though, as you get with the perception’ dunno what it is’ because it exposes all experiences are nothing.

That is why you get the bliss of nothing from perceiving your reaction to an experience as ‘dunno what it is,’ whereas you get the sadness of something specific from ‘I know what it is,’ and the happiness of duality from ‘it is what it is.’

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Since the self-perception of the special self is built upon the perception ‘I know what it is,’ it rejects what would make it relax, namely the bliss of nothing.

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The basic self and the special one are bound to follow the GPS coordinates it gets from the brain without making side trips of their own. They do not have the power to change the journey – only how to perceive it. Their perception of that, though, is very different. The basic self basically perceives everything as ‘it is what it is,’ and the special one as ‘I know what it is.’

That is why it is easy for the basic self to be someone and hard work for the special one. It has to make a special perception of each experience, reflecting that ‘I know what it is.’

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When your reaction to something is perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ there is no need to make anything disappear. But when the perception is ‘I know what it is,’ everything unknown must be avoided to make you look like you are on top of it.

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It feels like something is missing when you perceive your reaction to an experience as ‘I know what it is’ because the perception is based on suppressing what does not fit your specific view. But if your response is perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ you feel complete because your reaction is revealed as twofold. The perception, ‘dunno what it is,’ does neither result in a specific feeling nor twofoldness. Thus you are in the bliss of nothing.

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The special self does not want to perceive the experience of itself as ‘it is what it is.’ Instead, it wants to change it into something imagined as more beautiful than others, even though it feels ugly inside. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Only the brain can make you feel good enough because nobody else knows what you are. To get its approval, all you need is to perceive your reaction to the experience it processes of you as ‘it is what it is’. Actually, you do not even have to do that. If you do not interfere in the brain’s workings, it automatically makes this perception.

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You feel happy when your reaction to the experiences the brain makes for you is perceived as ‘it is what it is’ because that reveals they are twofold: Hence you are in sync with the brain’s script of duality.

But suppose you, in an attempt to be free and independent of the brain, insist, ‘I know what it is.’ Then you are out of sync with the brain because you do not know who you are, so how can you know what anything is? Besides, everything comes in pairs in its world of duality. Therefore, since nothing is specific, you cannot know what goes on.

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Since making a specific perception takes a long time, it is often delayed, thus out of sync with the present moment. The frustration this entails only worsens if you try to solve it by using more time to process your experience. In contrast, using the brain’s default perception, ‘it is what it is,’ you are in sync with the present moment. Hence everything feels good.

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The stories the special self makes about its greatness are not always consistent. Thus it often feels disorganised and wishes to be like those it perceives as organised. On the other hand, the basic self has no need to be anything other than in sync with the stream of thoughts coming from the brain by perceiving its reaction to it as ‘it is what it is.

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What does the expression of Alexius’ cat, Wincent, means? Alexius cannot know, but if he reckons that he does, he gets stressed from trying to make it true. On the other hand, if he perceives his reaction to Wincent as’ it is what it is,’ there is nothing to prove and thus no stress. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

For many years Alexius’ cat, Wincent, has more or less had the same routine. Wincent leaves the house every morning and returns when Alexius is still in bed. First, Wincent says something. Then he lays down next to Alexius and waits for him to get out of bed and give him food. At least, that is the obvious conclusion because as soon as Alexius takes the first step out of bed, Wincent runs out to the kitchen, where he, with big eyes, sits and waits for Alexius to give him something.

If Alexius believes he knows what is happening, he goes from the perception of the basic self, ‘it is what it is,’ to the perception of the special self, ‘I know what it is.’ Doing that, he most likely stresses out of bed to feed his beloved cat quickly, so he can establish being in the know. But Wincent does not get his food any sooner than if Alexius, as the basic self, had perceived Wincent’s behaviour as ‘it is what it is’ because the brain’s script runs its course, no matter how it is perceived. Therefore, in this sample, the only difference between the basic and special self is that the former feels relaxed when feeding Wincent and the latter very stressed.

In other words, life is effortless when you stick to the perception of the basic self. But having the perception of the special self, life seems stressful because you must always make sure it looks like you are in charge.

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When your reaction to something in the body is perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ there is not something specific to bother or amuse you. Hence you are free to go with the flow of thoughts as it comes from the brain. In other words, you are in the happiness that comes from being synced with the brain.

But when you perceive what you feel in the body as ‘I know what it is,’ you are not in sync with the flow of thoughts because nothing in the brain’s script of duality is definitive. Everything comes in pairs of opposites. So being specific, you are in the misery of believing to know something definitive.

If how you react to something in the body is perceived as ‘dunno what it is,’ you are not in the misery of being out of sync with the brain’s script because you do not know of a body that feels something. Consequently, you are in the bliss of nothing.

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If what you do makes you feel bad, it does not indicate you should do something else because you are not in command. But you can choose how to perceive feeling bad as ‘it is what it is.’ Then the bad feeling is complemented by a good one. Therefore, since they as a team define each other, you also feel good when you feel bad and vice versa. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Triumph and disaster are not perceived as equally entertaining by the special self. Yet, this is precisely what they are if one of them is perceived as ‘it is what it is’ because it reveals there is no triumph without disaster and vice versa.

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The special self constructs a perception of every experience, so it does not seem to endanger its default assumption, ‘I know what it is.’ Hence it can go on believing it is in control. But since that is a lie, it is bound to suffer emotionally and mentally.

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You do not try to be someone definitive in a dream but naturally, go with the flow. If you, in retrospect, do not arrange your memories of a dream, so it seems coherent and meaningful, you are ready to be relative instead of definitive.

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The basic self does not assume something will go on in a specific way because every experience is perceived as ‘it is what it is.’ Thus getting old and unable to do what it used to is not a loss.

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No emotion needs to be escaped when every feeling is perceived as ‘it is what it is .’ Hence you are at peace.

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Since the perception, ‘it is what it is,’ arises from not focusing on something specific, the technique for the taste of life will get you there if used gently. Applied more passionately, you get the perception’ dunno what it is.’ See The four aspects of Enlightenment and how to sample them.

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Nobody, nor Alexius, is solely the basic self. The special self will exploit the innocence of the basic self. Fortunately, appearing special is not a problem for the basic self because it perceives its reaction to everything as ‘it is what it is.’ Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Perceiving a movie as cheap because it uses furniture from Ikea, you are probably out of sync with the plot. Hence it does not seem as entertaining as when your perception is synced with the story. However, this does not mean you must do something about your condemnation of Ikea to get in sync with the movie’s script.

All you need is to perceive your reaction to the furniture from Ikea as ‘it is what it is.’ When you do that, your response is revealed as twofold, wherefore, there is no specific reaction to prevent you from being in sync. Hence both the script and your misperception of it seem enjoyable. Likewise, when you perceive your response to the brain’s manuscript as ‘it is what it is.’

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Roughly speaking, the perception of the special self is ‘I know what it is.’ In contrast, the basic self sticks to the brain-generated perception ‘it is what it is.’ The non-self in a state of not-knowing says ‘dunno what it is’ because it does not perceive the apparent differences in the experiences produced by the brain to make a difference.

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When the perception of your response to an experience is ‘I know what it is,’ you feel important but also exhausted because it requires much manipulation to make it look like you are in control. That is why the special self always needs more energy, contrary to the basic self, who feels fine whether out of energy because it has nothing to live up to.

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Since the brain’s script contains every possible experience, being in sync with the brain, you are the past, the future and everything else but the formlessness of oneness since it cannot be experienced. Thus all you need to cross the apparent barrier to oneness is not to experience anything.

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The special self wants to be free of the brain, but the only one oppressing it is itself. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you perceive yourself as a victim of others, you are out of sync with the brain’s script because nobody causes anything but the brain, regardless it appears physical or immaterial. And everything it does is out of love for everyone. Fortunately, all that is needed to correct one’s misperception is to change to ‘it is what it is.

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Practically speaking, you are always in sync with the brain. You cannot choose not to follow its script of duality. But you can choose to think you know a better way. However, this does not change anything other than you you do not feel connected because the script goes on as programmed by the brain.

In other words, being in sync with the brain’s script of duality is not a matter of waiting for things to happen, according to the manuscript. They always do. It is simply a matter of perceiving your reaction to it as ´it is what it is.´ By doing so, you see your response is not singular but twofold. Thus you are in sync with the script of duality.


NOTE: The above article is part of hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

The outward-facing senses versus the inward-facing ones

Updated June 17, 2022

Those who hear or feel the humming coming from far away echoing that which is One cannot use it to make themselves or the world better. But they will be used as a door to close the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one, so there is no experience to hide that which cannot be experienced, namely that which is One. This does not mean they will be transformed because that requires more than one. Neither does it mean they will cease to exist because they have never existed since there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If a world where there seems to be more than one is unreal, but that which I am is real, it is impossible to be in such a world. Yet it seems possible to pretend it. This is to say that the below article is written within the framework of Alexius pretending that. Thus, his experiences described below – for example when the Earth stopped moving – are as illusionary as any other experience in a world where there seems to be more than one.

THE OUTWARD-FACING SENSES VERSUS THE INWARD ONES
The first time the world stood still was in Alexius’ teen years. He looked out the window, and everything was covered by snow. It was like the whiteness outside of him turned everything white inside him to the sound of Donovan gently singing Jennifer Juniper coming from his speakers.

He forgot to participate in the story of time and space. The air was perceived so thin that there was no space between anything. Although music was coming out of his speakers, the silence was so loud that all he heard was the echo of that which is One.

Much later on a walk along the sea, the echo of oneness was there again – and not so much later, when he was walking on a pedestrian street busy handing out flyers, the distant echo of oneness was so intense that even though people were moving around him, there was no movement and no people. He did not know what it was, but it did not seem tangible.

After being accustomed to hearing the echo of that which is One, he realised that this distant humming is what the words Aum, Sohang or The Word of God symbolise and that the reason people do not hear it is that they are expecting those words to reveal a higher understanding. But there is no understanding to be revealed, neither is there any need for that, when you hear the distant humming that Aum, Sohang and The Word of God symbolise.

Read Life has no secrets, if you want to learn how to hear and feel the vibration that AumSohang and The Word of God symbolise.

I never do anything so-called spiritual. When I wake up in the mornings I go for a long walk, until I come to this point and return back home. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius never do anything so-called spiritual, such as meditation. But in the mornings, he goes for a long walk from where he often returns home after hearing the echo of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THE ECHO OF THAT WHICH IS ONE
The word guitar is a symbol of something that makes fantastic sounds. But you do not sense them when reading the word unless you have heard them before.

This is the same regarding Aum, Sohang or The Word of God. Those words symbolise the distant humming of oneness. But if you have not heard the unpronounceable vibration of oneness, they will not remind you that it can be compared to the distant sound you hear coming from a computer when your ear is close to it.

To be so close to the computer, though, you have to stop focusing on the world empowered on its screen. The same applies to hearing or feeling the distant echo of oneness coming from the edge of the universe. In other words, you must stop focusing on the appearances in a world where there seems to be more than one to hear the echo of oneness.

You can also compare the echo to transparently hearing the purring of a cat, or feeling your body vibrating like that, or trembling of fear but without fearing something, or shaking of coldness but more lightly and not feeling cold or anything specifically, or feeling the bubbling effect in the body from quickly drinking the foam of Coca-Cola. Furthermore, it can be compared to a subtle version of the sound coming from a vacuum cleaner, the ventilation in an airport, or from the edge of the breath (not the sound of breathing in or out, but at the edge of them).

The echo of oneness hangs about a world where there seems to be more than one. It is the engine of that world but not in the sense that it produces it. It echoes that which has no beginning or end, so it cannot create anything specific. Yet its energy is used to keep together the imagination of a world where there seems to be more than one – just like it is the dreamer’s energy that makes it possible to have a dream. But it is impossible to manifest the dreamer in the dream – likewise, oneness cannot do anything in a world where there seems to be more than one.

The vibration that ‘Aum’ and ‘Sohang’ symbolises is your launching pad to non-duality.

Therefore, if you are dreaming about getting famous or rich or making the world a better place per a specific belief, this primordial vibration is not for you. It knows of nothing to achieve or make better. On the contrary, it undoes everything conceivable, so there is nothing but that which is One, thus nothing but peace, because it takes more than one to not be at peace.

Glimpses of Enlightenment are not experienced in the body you used to know. It is rather like when the anaesthesia a dentist has made in the mouth slowly stops working. You feel something, but it is not as if it is the body you used to know. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THAT WHICH IS ONE VERSUS GLIMPSES OF IT
The Enlightenment of that which is One cannot be experienced as that requires more than one. Therefore, the above is not about the Enlightenment of that which is One but about having glimpses of it in hearing the vibration that Aum, Sohang or The Word of God symbolise. Such glimpses you have when the definable world of the outward-facing senses is so far-off that the distant humming from the edge of the universe is the nearest.

But this is just one aspect of having glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is One. The other ones are striking visions of light, hearing the crispness of ethereal harmonies, tasting the sweetness of oneness, or feeling any of these expressions. However, since society is very focused on visual impact, you may only have heard of the visual aspect of the Enlightenment of that which is One.

The inward-facing senses reveal the glimpses when the outward-facing ones are partly closed. Thus they are not physically tangible. As long you experience the Enlightenment of that which is One in one of its aspects, you have glimpses of it. But if you stop perceiving one of these aspects as it consists of different elements, there is nothing to define you as an experiencer. Therefore, since there is not someone definitive experiencing them, there is no difference between them and you. That is the Enlightenment of that which is One (hack #6.1 From the inward-facing senses through a black hole into that which is One).

Having fun exploring the world of the outward-facing senses. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

REALITY IS NEVER-ENDING. THUS EVERYTHING THAT ENDS IS UNREAL
Compared to the Enlightenment of that which is One or having glimpses of it, appearing to be someone in the world of the outward-facing senses feels like a distraction. But why not enjoy it. There is nothing to lose. You are not someone definitive, so you can pretend to be anybody in the world of the outward-facing senses. If you are into concepts of love, you can perceive the world through such glasses as if everything is love or a cry for love. It is all make-believe, so anything will do. See hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

When the world experienced through the outward-facing senses is an illusion, one may conclude that the world experienced through the inward-facing senses is real. But what is real never ends, so both the inward and outward-facing senses are unreal as all their experiences have an end  – including glimpses of Enlightenment.

THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THAT WHICH IS ONE IS A JOURNEY WITHOUT DISTANCE TO THAT WHICH IS ONE
Metaphorically speaking, you can say that what you experience via the inward-facing senses is a wall surrounding that which is One. The wall seems to have no substance. Yet it can be seen, heard, felt or tasted. Suppose you do not try to define this. In that case, the outward-facing senses have nothing to work with and a door that looks like a black hole, with a thin frame of white light inside it and rapidly spiralling bright light around it, suddenly and very quickly sucks you into it.

However, since the black hole has no end, you do not reach oneness. Nevertheless, since you leave the belief that you are someone you are where you always have been and will be, namely in the oneness of that which is you. In other words, you have never been definable or experienced anything. Fortunately, that is an illusion.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #6.2 Glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is One.

When you believe there is more than one, everything requires more than one

Updated June 4, 2022

It takes two to define a person in the world.

It takes two to be different, but it also takes two to see that differences do not make a difference. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It takes two to become enlightened. »When your eyes become single, your whole body shall be full of light«, Jesus said. And it takes two to appear as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

It takes two to make a difference. Both the positive and the negative pole is needed to produce electricity.

It takes two to see that the apparent differences do not make a difference.

Everything in a world where there seems to be more than one requires the involvement of at least two. You cannot appear to be someone without being defined by something else, and there cannot be a world without someone to define it.

In reality, there is no more than that which is one, but as the world where you appear to be is based on the idea that it is possible to be and have more than One, to come back to reality, you have to start as if you are more than one.

The person you appear to be in the world cannot be in the virtual world of a game like Super Mario, so you pretend to be there to participate in it. That, however, does not make the virtual world – or your appearance there – real. On the contrary, you are not what and where you pretend to be.

In the same manner, a world where there seems to be more than one cannot make that which is you real because being there is something you pretend. And no matter how good you are at it and whatever you pretend to be, it is not real, including appearing to be spiritual.

No words that seem to value you as someone more evolved and better than others will make you anything other than what you already are in the world where there seems to be more than one, namely an illusion.

If you pretend to be a black car in the world of Monopoly, what you pretend to be is an illusion regardless you go to prison, own many houses and whatnot. There can be many changes in a game, but it does not change that you are not there. You only appear to be there.

To not focus on anything in particular.

When not focusing on anything in particular, the world of the outward-facing senses fades away. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To bid welcome the Enlightenment of that which is one, you must overlook the apparent differences in a world where there seems to be more than one. Not by perceiving them as one. On the contrary. Separation is the nature of the world.

So if you see them one by one without focusing on anyone in particular, their apparent differences make no difference. Therefore, since they become the same, so do your eyes. Thus as one eye, they fill your whole body with light.

The Enlightenment of that which is one is not possible with two eyes. They must be closed so that the dimensional world experienced with the outward-facing senses is not seen. Well, it is not so much the eyes that must be closed, but your attention towards the world you believe they see.

In the Enlightenment of that which is one, there is literally nothing to see. If there is, you have not been blinded by the brightness of the Enlightenment of that which is one but fenced it off, so all you get are glimpses of it, which often is confused with the Enlightenment of that which is one.

So many search for their real self. But since it requires more than one to find something, and there is no more than that which is one, what you discover is unreal.

Nobody knows what the Enlightenment of that which is One is, nor Alexius. It cannot be experienced because that requires more than one. Nevertheless, most of those who talk about it show off as if they know what it is. They are just as eager as everybody else in the world to be acknowledged as someone definitive. In their case, they achieve it by explaining what Enlightenment is. Therefore, since the belief in being someone definitive is the cause of suffering, their teachings of light bring about darkness.

It is very beautiful with the light of the sun coming through the clouds, but it has nothing to do with enlightenment. It is just another sight in the world, that is just as virtual as the so-called egoless states the gurus and their followers are dreaming about.

It is stunning with the light of the sun coming through the clouds, but it has nothing to do with Enlightenment. It is just another sight produced via the outward-facing senses to make you so excited that it seems real although it is make-believe. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The idea that Enlightenment results in a person who is peaceful, loving, compassionate, patient, humble, open-minded and at one with everything is an idle hope of becoming a superior being, thus more than that which is One.

But the Enlightenment of that which is one does not bring about anything. Results are of a world where there seems to be more than one, and the Enlightenment of that which is one does not know more than one. Therefore, one who is to be compared to the Enlightenment of that which is One has not been changed or transformed. Everything is the same, except a world where there seems to be more than one is not perceived as real.

If you need time to process this article, you consent to the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one because processing something, as well as taking your time, requires more than one.

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The visual aspect of Enlightenment of that which is one can be compared to closing all apps on a computer, including the one simulating the desktop. Without the appearance of a desktop, there is nothing to hide the light used to simulate a world on the screen.

The aspect of Enlightenment of that which is one that Aum, Sohang or The Word of God symbolise, can be compared to the humming from the fan or the engine in a computer. You can hear this vibration all the time – especially if you do not look at the screen or listen to the sounds of the world simulated by the computer.

Though the light behind the desktop and the distant humming are the means for fabricating a simulated reality on the computer screen, they are not part of this fake world, so if you want to see or hear what is powering the world that appears on the screen, you must do what is needed to stop that world. However, as long as you see or hear something, it is not the Enlightenment of that which is One but glimpses of it. See hack #6.2 Glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is One.

This is a metaphor to say that you have to undo the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one in order not to hide the formlessness of oneness that was already there and forever will be.


NOTES:

  • As a person in the world, Alexius is not religious or has a need to follow so-called spiritual persons or philosophies. Nobody needs to do that. However, it is as illusionary to follow somebody as not, so feel free to do whatever seems beneficial in undoing the belief that there is more than that which is One.
  • This article is part of hack #6.1 The Enlightenment of that which is One.

CANCELLEX Free to be no more than that which is One

Updated May 17, 2022

CANCELLEX There is no loss in life

Updated January 6, 2022

CANCELLEX The world is nothing but make-believe

Updated August 1, 2022

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg talks about virtual reality. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

»Suddenly, you’re on the roof of a skyscraper, looking down on the city below. The roof is tiny and you’re close to the edge and a sense of vertigo sets in. You feel the need to step back before you fall. But the edge isn’t really there.«

»You’re really at Facebook’s annual developer conference, and there’s an Oculus headset strapped to your face. The city and its skyscraper are part of an Oculus virtual reality demo that Facebook is sharing with conference attendees … But there’s another thing you notice while standing atop that virtual skyscraper. As you look down, you realise you can’t see your own feet. You’re completely disembodied.« From an article in Wired.

A virtual reality game player is often nauseous because the body is tricked into believing that it is moving and that things outside are not there. Though you seem entirely separated from the world, you are not in the game’s virtual world, even though it feels like you must do something there to survive. Actually, you are sitting in a chair with your eyes covered by a set of goggles. An app fills it with a simulated world that, due to your response to it, seems to create feelings in you as if you are in the real world.

The world in a game is virtual, and only appears to exist, when you play the game.

This can be compared to appearing in a world where there seems to be more than one. There is no oneness in such a world. Thus you appear to be separated from it. Everything that you can see is virtual because it takes more than one to be aware of anything.

Therefore, appearing in a world where there seems to be more than one, you always feel a bit off. Nevertheless, it is possible to feel good experiencing being where you are not when you know it is not real. But if you believe the experiences ratify the world as real, you must act upon them repeatedly to confirm your belief.

There is nothing real in a virtual world, so do not mistake these words for the truth, but merely a suggestion to take off the goggles simulating a world that is not there. Of course, this is a metaphor. That which is One is not covered by a simulated world in a set of goggles but by the belief that there is more than that which is One.

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In a game like Monopoly, nothing matters but feeling entertained. Likewise, in the world where we appear to be. When you have had enough, you do not have to learn anything to leave the game because you are not there.

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Nothing can be done to be that which is One, as it takes more than one to choose something. In other words, there is nothing to choose. So if you think you have chosen to read this article, you are mistaken.

Therefore, you choose that which is One by choosing not to choose. This will make you flow with the stream of thoughts until the end of them, wherefore there does not appear to be something hiding that which is One. You can read about going the flow of thoughts in hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

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Returning to oneness is not about doing inner work and self-reflection to embrace self-love fully. Instead, it is about feeling the despair of separation because that makes it easier to admit it is not real.

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The more you become or have, the more you fear losing it because everything in a world where there seems to be more than one has an end. On the other hand, there is no fear in the formlessness of oneness because there is nothing to lose or gain since that requires more than one.

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The wheels of the world keep spinning because everybody feels they miss something. But that is impossible. Oneness is formless, thus endless, so everything is there. The feeling of loss is just a reminder that you are not someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

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What you think about oneness is wrong because it takes more than one to know something. Thus looking forward to oneness is madness. You can, however, look forward to not believing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

By doing that, the hope for more vanishes, thus the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One.


This article is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

 

Due to blinking, you never see the present in its entirety – it is a fragmented experience. In other words, the concept of now is, like anything else in a world where there seems to be more than one, an illusion you are tricked into believing is real – just like a magician’s trick. This includes experiences of spirituality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since a world where there seems to be more than one, according to Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, is make-believe, so is, of course, this statement. Nevertheless, you cannot appear in such a world without believing in something, so it is up to what you decide to believe.

Suppose it makes you feel relieved relating to a world where there seems to be more than one as an illusion. In that case, a natural consequence might be to have the experience of this illusion wholly undone. This does not mean you must follow Alexius or specific rules of his because if the world is an illusion, so is following something in it. But if you see everything in the illusion as a symbol of reality, namely oneness, eventually everything seems the same. Hence there is no world where there seems to be more than one to cover up that which is one.

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Alexius’ Duality Hacks can be compared to a piece of soap. It has no power to do anything by itself – only in the hands of someone does it become useful. Likewise, hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life effectively washes away all your beliefs. Should you not like the smell of this soap, by all means, go for another flavour of Alexius’ Duality Hacks.

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It takes two to experience this pic. The experienced and the one experiencing it, so seeing this pic, you have made a choice not to be one. To be one, you need to not make a choice.

As it takes more than one to experience this image, you have chosen to see more than one. This takes much effort, whereas not seeing more than one requires none. It does not call for a choice because there is no more than oneness since it is formless, thus endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Appearing to be someone in a world defined by time and space, you cannot choose not to be determined by this illusion. But you can choose to see everything as a symbol of the formlessness of oneness. By doing so, what you believe in being is not abruptly destroyed. Instead, you have the belief in being someone definitive undone over time, the more you perceive everything as a symbol of that which is One.

Except for the Enlightenment of that which is One, the same applies to the other duality hacks. In other words, they allow you to enjoy appearing as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one while at the same time undoing the belief that there is more than that which is one. Plain devotion or desperation may also undo this belief.

Being exhausted, defocused, or at the point of giving up are other simple ways of forgetting what and where you are so that there is nothing to define you as someone definitive, thus not something to hide the formlessness of oneness. This also applies to being deeply involved in something, as long as it is not carried out per a special philosophy or an attempt to escape something else.

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Choosing to perceive everything as a symbol of that which is One will not change the world’s appearances. But since they all symbolise the same, their apparent difference makes no difference. Hence, believing in a world where there seems to be more than one makes no sense. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You wish to be someone definitive, so you judge the apparent difference between what you believe to be and see to make a difference. But, since this judgment is based on the belief in separation and suffering is its buddy, you feel tortured.

But perceiving all appearances in a world where there seems to be more than one as a symbol of that which is One, their apparent difference does not appear to make a difference. Therefore, since there is nothing to uphold the belief in separation, its buddy, suffering, is gone.

In short, while you seem to be in a world of choices, it is beneficial to perceive everything in such a world as a symbol of oneness. This choice leads to no choice because the apparent differences in the world make no difference when they are perceived as a symbol of the same.

This is not to say that you from now on should avoid choosing or be careful only to decide what is right, because if you have chosen to perceive what you appear to be as a symbol of oneness, your choices make no difference, as they symbolise the same.

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If you want to undo the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one, there is no need to change anything but the choice to believe this. This is automatically corrected when you do not interpret your experiences as real but symbols of that which is real, namely that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

There is nothing to connect to in a game world because it is not real. If you think you are connecting to something, it is exactly that, something you think. Likewise, there is nothing to connect to in a world where there seems to be more than one. To be connected with the Earth is a joke. It is like connecting to the board of Monopoly. It is meaningless. That is why those who connect to specific appearances in the world are so confused.

You cannot be in the world of Monopoly. It is not real but a symbol of the reality of a world where there seems to be more than one. But you can pretend there is such a world and that you are someone in it, and while pretending you are in virtual reality, you can connect to everything in it as symbols of that which is real.

Read more about pretending to be in a world where you are not in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

Likewise, you can see the appearances in a world where there seems to be more than one as a symbol of that which is one. Everything still appears to differ from each other, but since they symbolise the same, namely oneness, the difference does not make a difference. Therefore, when your appearance expires in a world where there seems to be more than one, your death is not real but a symbol of that which is, namely oneness. And since it is formless, thus endless, so is that which is you.

Read about differences not making a difference in hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is pure freedom.

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Two dolphins are not enough. You want to see more. Maybe you also want them to be bigger – or to perform better. To see them on this pic may be judged as virtual and not good enough, so you want to see them in physical form. Maybe that is not good enough either, because you have ideas about direct experience, so you want to be in the water with them. And so it goes on. What is, is never good enough.

Two dolphins are not enough. You want to see more. Maybe you also want them to be bigger – or to perform better. Seeing them in this image is judged as virtual and not good enough, so you want to see them physically. Maybe that is not good enough either, because you have ideas about direct experiences, so you want to be in the water with them. And on it goes on. The moment is never good enough as it is. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What can you learn when you play a game like Monopoly? You can learn the rules and be better at exploiting them for your benefit so you can take as much as possible from others – preferable everything. When that is accomplished, you have won, and everybody else has lost.

The game mirrors the world. The purpose is the same, namely to get as much as possible at the expense of others. In general, it is about getting more money to buy more. But for some, it is not about having more material things but more power. And for those considering themselves as spiritual, it is about having more peace, love, higher consciousness or whatever they imagine makes them more spiritual.

The name of the game is more, but no matter how much more you get, you will panic when there is no more to gain, and everything is taken from you in the moment of death.

That which is one is formlessness, thus endless. Hence it cannot know, you look for more in a world where there seems to be more than one to suppress oneness. But no matter how much more you become or have, you feel limited because there is no more than that which is One. To overcome that, you may stop desiring to be and have more and instead become more pure and detached from the world. But that is just another variant of looking for more.

All you need to undo the desire for more is to change the purpose of your appearance in a world where there seems to be more than one. If that is to see everything as a symbol of oneness, differences make no difference. Thus it does not matter if you get more or not.

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CANCELLEX That which is real never ends

Updated January 5, 2022

CANCELLEX Pretending to be someone is selfless

Updated July 26, 2022

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.

KNOWING A WORLD WHERE THERE SEEMS TO BE MORE THAN ONE IS MAKE-BELIEVE, YOU HAVE FUN PRETENDING TO BE THERE
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.

CANCELLEX Pretending is freedom from self-deception

Updated November 15, 2020

 

 

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.

Life is neither a cause nor an effect. There is no karma!

Updated August 21, 2022

If the car in this image seems to make you feel something specific, you are constructing this effect yourself. The picture has no power to cause you to feel anything at all. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You get an immediate physical effect when you hit a nail on the wall. This is not caused by the past but by the present. Should you bang your finger while hammering on the nail and remember you once hit somebody else, it has nothing to do with that. Slamming the finger is an accident. Nothing in your past caused it, nor is there anything set in motion for the future, apart from going to the doctor if the finger is severely damaged.

If you want causal connections to imply, what and where you believe to be has a special meaning, you must invent them.

But to suffer from bodily pain because you accidentally hit your finger does not sound adventurous. So if you somehow connect the suffering with something from your childhood, you have a basis for a story of cause and effect in which you seem to be part of something greater, thus having a special purpose.

Since life is oneness which is formless, thus endless, nothing else could have caused life, nor can it cause something else. Consequently, everything a world where there seems to be more than one is lifeless, hence meaningless.

Whenever you look for something that seems to justify your current state of mind, you fabricate cause and effect – also called karma. As it is all an imagination, you feel its impact in the exact moment you imagine this connection. There is no other karma than this imagined connection. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

On top of that, this construction of cause and effect makes it possible to justify any thought, emotion or action as ‘caused’ by something in the past. Therefore, the concept of karma can be used to legitimise everything you think, feel and do, so you always look innocent. But if you do not construct this connection, there is no special cause, not an effect that makes you attractive. You appear to be nothing, thus not an effect of something.

Hence you are like life because it is formless, thus endless, wherefore it is not caused by something else. Consequently, you are not of a world defined by time and space but of the formlessness of oneness.

INTERLUDE:
You do not reap what you sow. It is a childish fantasy like Santa Claus and the Fairy Tooth, which only seems real until you have developed common sense.

Fortunately, this misperception of what causes an event is easily corrected when you perceive an apparent effect of something as ‘it is what it is.’ Doing that, the effect is not something specific and thus not the cause of anything in particular. Read more about this perception in hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

You cannot know why this picture is here. Therefore, since any reason is made up, the cause is fictional, thus the effect. In other words, what you see is make-believe – likewise, the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one. Nobody knows the cause of it. There is a theory about a big bang which created something out of nothing. But there is neither nothing nor something because it requires more than one to be anything, and there is no more than that which is One. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

APPENDIX:
The foundation of Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings is that the world is unreal. And since you are real, you are not there. One way to know this is to look at the actions of others. You cannot see what has caused them. Hence the cause is thought up. And since only what is unreal needs to be imagined, the cause is fake. Consequently, the effect it seems to cause is an illusion.

You could also say that since these effects do not seem to have a cause and there is no effect without a course, what appears to be an effect of something is an illusion. And since nobody knows the cause of the world – apart from the weird claim that an explosion of nothing, called the big bang, created a universe of something – the experience of being in it is an illusion. It is something you pretend. Read more about that in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation


NOTES:

  • The above article is written within a world where there seems to be more than one. Karma, therefore, is discussed in that context. However, ultimately, there is no sense in discussing karma because there is no more than that which is One, and it takes more than one to have karma.
  • This article is part of hack #1.2 You cannot change anything but your perception of it.