+ Pretending is freedom from self-deception

Any interaction will do to make you seem alive as a person in the world – also if you are only looking at others. This relation confirms you to be ´there´.

Any interaction will make you appear as if you are someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one – also if you just observe others. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1:
Interaction is needed in order to uphold the belief, that you are someone definitive in a world defined by time and space. But whether the interaction is judged to be negative or positive does not matter, because in spite of you feeling rejected or loved, the belief that you are someone definitive in a world defined by time and space has been confirmed.

If your lover leaves you, there are many opportunities for discussing this with somebody, who appear to be different from you, and if not you can always have an inner discussion with what you judge to be others, so that your identity as someone special is confirmed.

As long as you believe there is an interaction with others, it seems to confirm you are someone definitive, regardless this interaction seems to be imaginary or real because all experiences are an illusion fabricated by the very same organ in the brain.*

Problems are needed to keep a conversation going, so if you are happily together with someone, you can always create a drama about your apparent differences. In a drama the importance of you as someone definitive is enhanced. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Problems are needed to keep a conversation going, but you can always create a drama about the apparent difference between you and somebody else and thereby enhance the importance of you as someone definitive. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You can only feel alive in a virtual world if you imagine being someone there
The whole world is built upon the idea of being together – especially as a family. Belonging to a special group you appear to be accepted as if you are special too. That is if you also confirm others in the group in the way dictated by the group. If not you will be expelled. See also the article Coming from the heart is a denial of that which is one.

This is not a problem though if it is OK with you to be an outsider, because as an outsider you are also confirmed as being someone special.

Interaction and joining communities are basically what social media is about. The purpose of this is to be acknowledged by one or more groups, so that you are defined as someone special through your communication with the ´right´ ones..

Nowadays, contrary to the days before the internet, young ones do not have an urgent need for a girl/boyfriend. The interaction needed to be confirmed as someone special, they get from social media, where they join specific groups in which they build an image of themselves as a very interesting person.

The imagination of somebody else, that has done something specific for you to see, makes you feel alive as someone definitive. And the more interaction a post of yours seem to cause on Facebook, the more you seem to be part of something special, and being that is the way to appear as if you are a real person in a virtual world.

In the virtual world of Facebook, the participants believe, that there are other persons than themselves ´there´. The belief is based on the assumption that what they read on the screen is written by somebody else although it may as well have been written by a robot.** Besides, the eyes cannot read. They just transfer the info of the light hitting them to the brain, that translates it in accordance with its conditioning, which basis is that you are someone definitive in a world of like-minded ones.***

The man appearing in this pic with his daughter is hardly ´there´ anymore, but the daughter by his side wants to imagine him as a person in the world, the way he used to be, even though he himself may not remember that, or that it is his daughter by his side helping him to appear in the world.

The man appearing in this image with his daughter is hardly able to make it´there´, but the daughter by his side wants to imagine him as a person in the world in the way he used to be, as that person is the proof of her being someone. Her father though may not remember what he was like, or that it is his daughter by his side. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Only that which is not real needs to be imagined
Interaction is the name of the game if a virtual world is to be felt as if it is real. The interaction is facilitated by you imagining what other people think. Hence what they appear to be is an imagination of yours, and since what you believe to be is based on this imagination, any interaction between you and others is your own fantasy.

To pretend is a way to set yourself free from this imagination of interacting with others as if there is more than that which is one, because what and where you pretend to be you are not.

Pretending to take part in for example the world of Super Mario or Monopoly, even though you are not really there, can be quite entertaining. But to belief that you actually are there is imprisonment.

Pretending is freedom from the imagined
Freedom is to pretend, you are someone definitive in a world defined by time and space, even though that which is you is no different from the formlessness of that which is one and therefore cannot be in a world defined by time and space.

Doing so you are free from the need of joining with others in a special group of two or more – and so you are free to pretend to be someone who is with others in a special group of two or more or whatever seem to fit the person, you pretend to be.

What you appear to be is nothing but empty space, where you catch a glimpse of something from which you make up a story about a world defined by time and space, although this is not possible since that which is one is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to make up anything. Yet the constant repetition of imagining to be and have more than that which is one seems to create much more than one agreeing to this so that the collective belief in this seems to hide, what is not one is non-existing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
As the experience of something requires more than one and that which is you is no different from that which is one, it is the belief that you are someone definitive experiencing a world defined by time and space, that hides there is no more than that which is one. Hence you have to be totally emptied out in order to not block out that which is you.

Fortunately, this is already so, because what you appear to be is nothing but empty space. In other words, there is nothing about your appearance in a world defined by time and space that needs to be changed or transformed. On the contrary, because any changes enhance the belief that you are someone definitive – and it is this belief that seems to hide there never was or will be more than that which is one.

To be free from what you are not is to not be anything at all, because it takes more than one to be something, and there is no more than that which is one, since it is formless and therefore endless.

Thus the undoing of this belief, that nobody has started is what seems to free you from what you have never been – just like within that belief system nobody causes a dream and nobody has ever been in it.

This is not about opening up or surrender to a higher power, because it takes more than one to be a higher power and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. For the same reason neither is there anybody who can open up or surrender – or accept this. So if it seems so, you just pretend to be someone experiencing this, because what you pretend to be, you are not.

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

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

PART 3:
A shadow only seems to have a life of its own due to light being blocked by something shaped in a similar way. In other words, the apparent existence of a shadow having a life of its own is an illusion. To see what is not an illusion, you must look for what the shadow reflects.

The same applies to the universe. It is a shadow – a hologram you could say. Regardless of how you experience yourself and the world that appears to be outside of you, it is make-believe.

Grasping this you are free to pretend to be any kind of person. Maybe you like to pretend to be a committed person, and so you do until you like to pretend to be a careless person or a person who loves everybody. Whatever you fancy you can pretend to be.

If you feel bad about something you seem to think, remember that thoughts are like shadows. They are not you.

By pretending to be somebody, you remain that which is you and therefore detached from what you pretend to be. A shadow is of course always attached to whatever is casting it, but that which is casting it is detached from the shadow because it is not in the shadow.

The world of shadows.

The world of shadows. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 4:
Would you make love to a shadow? Probably not, it is not real and you want the real thing.

What seems to be real in a world of duality does not give you the satisfaction you want – at least only temporarily and after much hard work.

Such a world can be compared to a shadow and a shadow cannot give you anything – not even dissatisfaction, so if that is how you seem to feel, it is an imagination. All that you seem to get from a shadow is imagined, so why not choose to imagine, that you get something satisfactory.

This is possible if your choices are within the limits of the shadow – just like when pretending to be someone in a game like Monopoly you can be happy with what you have within the limits of that game, and should you lose it nothing has really happened to you. So why not give it your best shot within the game of the shadow world? You have nothing to lose. It is not real, and when it is over that which is you is all the same.

In a world of duality you cannot know what is real. But you can know, that what you appear to be is not real – and knowing that, you are free to pretend what to be and enjoy the adventurous thoughts and feelings this person appears to have.

To spell it out, do not try to be spiritual. There is no spirituality in a shadow, only in that which is casting it, namely non-duality, so have fun pretending to be that you are not spiritual while appearing to be in a world of duality and instead taste the sweetness of pretending to be what you are not.


*) See also the article Eyes do not see, they translate.

**) You can read more about this in the article It is nothing but robots trying to fool you into believing, that you are not a robot.

***) Read more in the article Where to find the bliss of ´the empty breath´.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.4 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

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