Far from Home

This is a pic from the late evening on the island, where I stay nowadays. It would be plain stupid to wear a warm sweater, as I would do in my native country in the evening. Everything differs from the memory of life, that I have from my home.

This is an image from a late evening on the island, where Alexius stays nowadays. Everything there differs from the memory of life, that he has from his native country, where he definitely would have had to wear a warm sweater on an evening this time of the year – but it would be plain stupid to do that where he appears to be now. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The native country of Alexius is Denmark, but nowadays he mostly is an island close to Africa. So if he wants to enjoy the moment, as it appears to be there, he has to forget about the ways of Denmark, which are quite minimalistic, and instead convert to the more maximalistic way of this island. Also he has to adapt to a new language, change to a new currency and adjust to many other things. Even though he seems to be good at that and having fun doing it, deep inside he is still Danish and feel like he is far away from home.

The premise of Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings is, that a world defined by time and space is an imagination, but as long as you believe it to be real, you better adjust its reality.

This is not to say, that Denmark is better than his new place or the other way around. It is a metaphor to illustrate, that if you are reading this, you are not in a spiritual but a physical world. And spirituality cannot be applied to a physical world, where the currency has to be tangible. So even though that which is you actually is formless and non-dual, the reality of duality is very tangible things like food, clothes and friends are needed in order to survive.

You can of course choose to leave the world of duality and return to the formlessness of non-duality, but as long as you appear to be someone in a world of duality by all means go for the physicality of it. There is nothing to lose. That which is you is still formless and non-dual and will always be, even though it for some time appears to be far from home in a world defined by time and space.

If you long to come back home to that which is one, you believe to have left it. That is not possible, however, since oneness is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that which is one. Hence it is only the belief that you have left it, that needs to be undone.

When the apparent difference between what you like and dislike does not make a difference you are on the way back home to the formlessness of that which is you. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When the apparent difference between what you like and dislike does not make a difference you are on the way back home to the formlessness of that which is you. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

If you long to come back home to that which is one, you believe to have left it. That is not possible, however, since oneness is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that which is one. Hence it is only the belief that you have left it, that needs to be undone.

The way home
It is very simple to return home: When you are fed up by pretending to be someone definitive, you look at the appearances, that used to amaze or disgust you, and their apparent differences do not make a difference anymore. Hence there is nothing to confirm the belief in separation and without it the experience of duality is not possible.

It is not replaced by heaven or some kind of astral world, as all contrasts like heaven and hell physical and astral world are part of duality. So it is not replaced by anything, as it takes more than one to be or have something. Yet there is no belief in duality to hide, there is no more than that which is one.

´To return home´ may not be the best way of putting it, because that which is you is not in a world of duality, so nobody is returning to non-duality. As a metaphor you could say, that from non-duality you are streaming a fictional video with a world of duality, where you choose to identified yourself with a specific appearance, that through artificial sensors called senses feels as if it is real and having exciting experiences.

Bill Murray in Groundhog Day experiencing the same day again and again is thinking, that there is nothing to do about it. Fortunately it is just a role he is playing in a movie, so nothing needs to be done, because it is not real. It may seem so, if you do not play your part fully, so to undo the belief in the movie as real just give it your best shot as an appearance there. The image is grabbed from the web.

Bill Murray, who in the movie ´Groundhog Day´ experience the same day again and again, thinks that he is trapped But by involving himself fully in the character he appear to be, he is set free from the it. Likewise you are set free from the believe in being someone definitive, when you completely are involved in the appearance of you as someone definitive – instead of trying to be detached or in other ways distance yourself from what your appearance in a world of duality. The image is grabbed from the web.

You may have seen Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. He wakes up every morning repeating the same day until it turns out to his satisfaction, whereupon he effortlessly gets the woman of his dreams.

Regarding this article your dreams will not be fulfilled in the end though. On the contrary. All dreams must be called. When you remember to forget them, there is nothing to hide non-duality. But you will not know, that you have had a dream, where you appeared to be in a world of duality, as to know something requires more than one, and non-duality is that which is one. In other words, to not know what and where you are is to welcome non-duality.

When the fictional video is finished, you play it over and over again, until you are satisfied with the way you perceive your appearance. When this is accomplished you forget all about streaming, and that there ever was a video. As a matter of fact there never was. The video and the universe it seems to reflect is make-believe.

The world of duality is a deception – just like Santa Claus
There is no reason to insist, that some appearances in a world of duality are wrong. Appearances can only be wrong, if they exist – and they do not. Hence there is no reason to convince anybody, that the world is an illusion.

The belief in a world of duality is as harmless as the belief in Santa Claus. Sooner or later everybody realises, that it is not possible for an old man to fly in the sky on a sleigh driven by reindeer´s, and that he is also too fat to crawl down the chimney with lots of presents. Just like it is not possible to appear as someone definitive in a world of duality.

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When playing a game you are free to act in any way you feel like. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The only thing to learn from believing in the illusion of Santa Claus is, that he is not real. There is no reason, however, not to enjoy the excitement of the belief, while it lasts. Likewise there is no reason not to enjoy the fantasy of duality, even though it is a deception as non-duality is the formlessness of that which is one, and formlessness is endless, so there is nothing else than non-duality.

To undo the belief in a world of duality
If you think there is something in a world of duality that can hurt you, you are making it real. But when you know such a the world is a deception, you smile at the silly idea, that something can upset you, and so you are free to act upon it in any way you fancy.

Just like in a video game you are free to act and kill all your enemies, if that is your part to play. It can be quite fun indeed, when know it is not real. This is, however, not a recommendation to kill anybody in physical life. But to allow yourself have fun imagining it.

There are of course lots of other parts, you can play. You can for example respond with love and compassion, cry in desperation or whatever do what intuitively pops up in the same way you automatically respond by returning a ball, when somebody throws one towards you.

To conclude: As long as you appear to be someone in a world of duality give it your best shot. Do not leave anything undone. If anything is skipped, chances are you want to keep on playing the game until you get it right. When everything is done, you are undone as someone in a world of duality.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.6 Pretending is a way out of duality.

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