What is freedom!?

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What you think you see now is composed of many images, that as rays of light have travelled each their own distance in time before they are picked up by your eyes and transferred to the brain, which compile them into one image that you think you see now. In an image like this, for example, the sun is about eight minutes older than the palm trees in the front of the image, as it takes the light eight minutes to travel from the sun to the Earth. Everything in between the palm trees and the sun is between a split second and eight minutes old. And the completed image is even older, because it takes time for the brain to compile all the past images into one image. In other words, the brain deceives you into believing you are experiencing now, while it is nothing but the past that you are experiencing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Now is not what you think it is
If you look at the sun in this very moment, you do not see how it looks now but eight minutes ago, as this is the time it takes for the light to travel from the sun to your eyes. In other words, what you think you see now is the past.

As the distance to the stars are much bigger, it takes so long time for their images reach you, that they may not even be there, you experience to see them now. And those appearances, that seem close to you, have also travelled in time, so they are from of the past too.

What you seem to see now is a collection of images from the past projected into the future.

Therefore what you seem to experience now, is actually a collage fabricated in the brain of images from the past. Besides the time it takes to make the collage is extrapolated, so that the time delay in processing does not interfere with the thoughts or actions, you perceive to happen now. Thus the way you perceive now is an illusion.

There is no past
If you imagine, the sun has a consciousness or special equipment, that makes it able to clearly see the Earth, what it will see now is how you appeared to be eight minutes ago. Then imagine to observe you from a star in such a distance to the Earth, that what it sees now is your birth.

Science has recently found a point so far away in this universe, that they can almost watch the beginning of the universe, as if it is happening now.

In the eyes of the universe there is no past or future – just one perpetual present. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

In the eyes of the universe there is no past or future – just one perpetual present. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

And so imagine to look at the Earth from a point further away in the universe, where it is the birth of your mother that is seen now. Going on like this both your birth, your mother´s and your grandmother´s is seen by the universe now – also the birth of itself.

There is no future
When the birth of your mother is seen from a specific point in the universe, it appears as if there is a future for her, but from another point in the universe at the exactly same moment as her birth is seen, her death is seen as well, so there is no future!

There is no time
Seen from the perspective of the Earth it seems as if time is linear with a past and a future and now in between them. But seen from the perspective of the universe there is no time at all. Everything occurs simultaneously.

There is no before and after – and consequently no reincarnation. It is an idea made up to make the experience of being someone specific in a world defined by time and space seems as if it is meaningful and somehow will last forever.

Everything happens simultaneously. The animation is grabbed from the web.

Everything happens simultaneously. The animation is grabbed from the web.

This can be illustrated by thinking of a TV with one channel showing a sci-fi movie, another one a movie from the past and on yet another one a movie about parallel worlds. But due to your limited mind you only watch one channel, though all of them are all playing simultaneously.

Linear time is a simulated reality layered on top of one perpetual present.

There is no universe
According to science all the elements coming from the big bang quickly organized themselves into a super pattern, that would have stagnated if completed. But there were a few gaps in it, and due to this imperfection it started to expand into what is called the universe.

In linear time it seems as if an explosion from a black hole expanded into a world defined by time and space. In reality though it contracted the very same moment, and nothing is left but a memory of that moment. But when the memory is replayed in linear time, it appears as if the world defined by time and space is still there.

When an expansion – like the breath for instance – is over, it is replaced by a contraction. So when the expansion of the universe is over, it is replaced by a contraction, which will be the end of the universe. It has already happened, however, as everything happens simultaneously. The universe therefore begins and ends in the exact same moment. Yet that is also an illusion, because the universe is nothing but empty space.

If you hope for love, you will fear not getting it and if you get it, you will fear loosing it. But if you hope for nothing, you have nothing to get or loose and therefore nothing to fear. The animation is grabbed from the web.

If you hope for love, you will fear not getting it, and if you get it, you will fear loosing it. But if you hope for nothing, you have nothing to fear.* The animation is grabbed from the web.

There is nothing to hope for
The hope for something to come in the future – love, liberation, awakening, a better world and whatnot – is what keeps the belief in a universe of linear time going on. Especially because hope always is accompanied by fear. First the fear of not getting what you hope for, and if you get it, the fear of losing it.*

This interaction between hope and fear keeps you entangled in a fantasy of a world, where it seems possible to be and have more than the formlessness of that which is one. But as hope is the very reason you entered this fantasy, it cannot be given up while you believe it to be real. However, if you hope for nothing* you have nothing to lose and therefore nothing to fear. And so you are free from your own fantasy!

Reality is the formlessness of that which is one and as that which is formless is endless, a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion.

Freedom is pretending to be in the world instead of believing to be there. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When you pretend to be in a world where there seems to be more than one instead of believing to be there, you are not bound by it, because even though you appear to be someone ´there´, that which is you is not ´there´. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Freedom is an illusion
Freedom is not real, because it requires more than one to be free from something (or to something), and in reality there is no more than that which is one. But while you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, the relieve it is to hope for nothing* sets you free from believing that you are someone there, so that you instead pretend to be there**. And where you pretend to be, you are not, so even though you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, you are not ´there´.**


*) Read more about no hope is freedom from fear in the hack of the same name. See extra duality hacks.

**) In the below hacks you van read more about pretending to be someone, as a way to hacking the belief that you are someone definitive: 


NOTE: This is article is part of hack #1.2 The world is make-believe. It is also part of the hack No hope is freedom from fear. You can find the other articles of the hack in extra duality hacks.

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