+ Pretending is a way to reality

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

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

Pretending is in many ways considered to be bad – as if not being authentic. But since oneness is formless and therefore endless, there is no more than that which is one. Thus nothing in a world where there seems to be more than one world is authentic, but just as illusionary as anything else that seems to be separated from that which is one.

It is easy enough to know, there is no more than that which is one, because no matter how hard you have tried, you have never really been together with somebody else, except in your fantasy. In other words, there is nobody but you.

If that which is you is real it is not possible to be in a world that is not real. Yet it seems possible to pretend being ´there´ – just like an actor pretends to be someone he/she is not in a movie, or as you pretend to be someone you are not in a video game. In other words, everything you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one is something you pretend to be.

In reality it is not possible to pretend being someone you are not, because reality is that which is one and it takes more than one to pretend anything. In other words, a world where there seems to be more than one is a fantasy of yours. And then again it is not, because it takes more than one to have a fantasy.

Thus nobody is making a fantasy about a world where there seems to be more than one and nobody believes or pretend to be there – just like within the context of such a world nobody is making the dreams, you seem to be having while at sleep, and nobody including yourself is in those dreams, although they appear to be in you. If you want a further explanation of this see the next article Why you appear to be someone definitive is not explainable, because there is no more than the formlessness of oneness.

Being partly aware of this is a way to reality. To be fully aware of it, however, there is no way or awareness anymore and never was, because that which is you is no different from that which is one, and as that is formless it is endless, the existence of you as someone in a world defined by time and space is an illusion – just like within the context of such an existence, the appearance of you in a dream is an illusion.

As a musician you quickly learn, what you need to pretend in order to get success. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Examples of unconsciously pretending to be someone definitive
When you look for a new place to live and you see different possibilities, you may imagine what kind of person who used to live there and what kind of person you could be if living there.

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

At work you probably pretend to be the kind of person that fits in there socially and/or professionally, but when at work-out you probably pretend to somebody else. And going to the disco you may pretend to be yet another one.

When you make a pass on someone you probably start adjusting your behaviour in accordance to what seems to turn the other on, so that you can pretend to be the exact person the other one has been looking for.

Suggesting to pretend being a person is to suggest something that everybody already are doing – so it may be more correct to suggest being aware about it.

So although you may not be aware of it, you are already pretending to be someone definitive. And being aware of it, you know that what you pretend to be, you are not. Hence the door to that which is you has been opened.

You may have a hard time accepting that there is nothing authentic about the person you have believed to be. But for sure you know that the energetic people in an advertisement for Coca Cola pretend to be something they are not – also the actors in ta theatre or a rock star on the stage. And the work associates who always agree with the boss. Plus all the beautiful people on social media. You probably also know, that you assure your kids that everything is fine, you are pretending this.

Maybe only your body is having sex with your partner. And you pretend to be there, while you think of somebody else.

Maybe only your body is having sex with your spouse, and you just pretend to be there, while think of somebody else. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

An example of consciously pretending …
… that you may already know from your way as a person in a world where there seems to be more than one. You are having sex with your spouse but only your body is there. With eyes closed you imagine it is somebody else you are having sex while pretending to be with your spouse.

Knowing that you pretend to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, no problems are real
Since what you pretend to be is not that which is you, it remains unchanged, whether you pretend to be compassionate or merciless.

To search for truth in a game like Monopoly is meaningless. There is nothing to realise there, because you are not ´there´. Yet that you can realise.

You already know this from playing games, for example Monopoly. You are not ´there´ but pretend that you are. It is all the same, if you pretend to be a red or a blue car or how many scratches the car gets. It is not real and does not change that which is.

What you think you realise, only results in you pretending to be a new person. Nothing has really changed, because whatever you pretend, you are not. That is alright – and it is also alright to pretend being someone, who thinks it is alright.

To leave the illusion of the world,you first have to see,that you believe,you are ´there´. Thisyou can see by knowinglypretend to be a person andwhen you´ve had enough ofall the hard work it isto concentrate on pretendingto something you are not,you´re ready not to focus.If you don´t focus theworld will disappear andmake place for something,that cannot be focused at.Namely that what you are: One.This pic is not what you are,but a pic of the worlddisappearing due to lack of focus.What you are cannot be seen.

To leave the illusion of the world, you first have to see, that you believe to be ´there´. This you can see by knowingly pretend to be someone definitive, and when you have had enough of all the hard work it is to concentrate on pretending to be something you are not, you are ready not to focus on being what you are not. And without focus there is no world to experience. Hence there is no experiencer hiding that which cannot be experienced, namely the formlessness of that which was, is and always will be you. This image though is not the formlessness that which is you, but a simulation of that which is not you, when it is about to fade out due to lack of focus. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

That which is one cannot be experienced
You may imagine, while you read this, what kind of person you should pretend to be, if you follow Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings, and what kind of person you would pretend to be if we met – or the kind of person you are, who would not follow something like this.

To appear as if you are someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one demands much focus and control*, so if you are fed up with being someone in such a world, you simply cease to focus and control. This is done by being aware of what you already do, namely pretending to be what you appear to be, since that exposes what you are not, namely someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one.

There is no more than that which is one, so you are not in a world where there seems to be more than one. Hence the way out of such a world is to not know what and where you are.

It does that so clearly, that without further ado you cease to focus. In reality this means that the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one is over. But as the experience of such a world seems to happen in linear time, it appears to happen so gradually – probably over several years – that you are not even aware of not experience a world where there seems to be more than one focus – or anything else at all anymore. Because when there is nothing to experience, there is nothing to confirm you as someone definitive.

Thus nobody appears to hide there never was and never will be more than that which that which cannot be experienced, namely that which is one, as it is formless and therefore endless.


*) See the hack No Focus = No World Defined By Time And Space in Extra Duality Hacks.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.5 Pretending to be someone definitive.

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