Only by pretending can you appear to be what and where, you are not

In Spain – like in any other country – you spend a long time learning the rules of interacting, so that you can pretend to be a person there and therefore be acknowledge to be real. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In Spain – like in any other country – you spend a long time learning the rules of interacting so that you know how to act as if you are a Spanish person and therefore are acknowledged by others as somebody instead of nobody. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It takes time to learn to pretend to be a specific person. When Alexius was a child, he learned how to pretend to be a Danish person in a cold climate. Nowadays he is learning how to pretend to be a Spanish person in a warm climate because that is where he appears to be.

So he is learning to pretend to be a person who speaks loud, shouts at waiters, enjoys having breakfast in a bar around 11AM, thinks 8PM is too early for dinner and does not say ´thank you´. Also, he is learning to pretend to be a person who greets a woman by kissing them on both cheeks and who is not politically correct by saying nigger and mixing things in non-established ways.

These are some of the very important things, that seems to defines a Spanish person in the public room – at least as seen from the perspective of someone formerly conditioned to be a Danish person.

Suffice to say is that every country has its own definition of how to be somebody in their part of the world, so wherever you appear to be, you must pretend to be someone who is in accordance with the local rules if you want to be acknowledged as if you are somebody there.

This also applies to smaller groups of people – even in a love relation, where the amount of love you seem to get depends on how good you are in pretending to be and have what the other one needs.

Whatever you choose pretending to be and have does not matter, because what you pretend to be and have is not real.

It is not possible for that which is you to feel happy or sad because it takes more than one to feel something and that which is you is no different from that which is one. Appearing to be in a world where there seems to be more than one it is, however, possible to feel happy or sad. Fortunately, the apparent difference between these or any other feelings does not make a difference, when the person who appears to feel them is a person you pretend to be. Selfie © Alexius Jorgensen.

Pretending to be someone definitive instead of believing to be one does not mean, that everything will work out for in the way that you expect. But it means, that when something does not work out as expected and a feeling of sadness passes by, it is not a problem that needs to be fixed, because you know it is just the person you pretend to be, who is sad. That which is you is not sad. Neither anything else, because it is no different from that which is one, and it takes more than one to feel anything.

If you, on the other hand, believe to be a specific kind of person, for example, a Danish one, you will judge many things to be wrong in the Spanish persons and feel that they and not you must change. Hence you may choose to reside in communities of Danish people there. This is not a possibility for Alexius though, because he is the only one in the Spanish area where he appears to be, who has formerly been conditioned as a Danish person.

Alexius pretends to be a non-teacher as well as a non student.

Fortunately, it is not a problem, because to him it is fun pretending to be someone he is not, so it does not matter, if he must pretend to be Danish or Spanish and what and how feelings seem to manifest.

You cannot know, how come the person in this image is wearing a t-shirt saying ´I am a screamer´. She might not even know herself. Maybe she imagine, it will make her look cool, and maybe you imagine something else. To make long short: The cause is imagined. Hence there is no real effect. It is also imagined – and so is the whole world, regardless you if you are imagining it to have a so-called spiritual or mundane cause. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The idea behind Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is, that the world is not real, and as you are that which is real, you can not be in an unreal world. So if you believe to be a person there, you are stuck in a capsule of time and space, where everything – also believing to be energy or something spiritual – has a beginning and an end. If you, on the other hand, do not believe to be there, you know what and where you are not. Knowing that, you pretend to be what you are not, and so what you appear to be, does not seem to hide that which is you.

An effect needs a cause for it to be an effect. If there is no real cause, there cannot be a real effect.

How can you know, you pretend to be in the world?
One way to know, that you pretend to be in the world, is to look at the cause of the actions of for example your boss, spouse or cat. You cannot see what is causing their actions. Even if they tell, you cannot know if they are making it up. Hence you can only ´know´, what caused their actions, by imagining it. And as only what is not real, needs to be imagined, the cause is not real, so the action it seems to cause is an illusion.

In other words: If the cause is imagined, so is the effect and vice versa. And as nobody knows the cause of the world it is an imagination, that it is there. The same applies to you as a person in it.

The breath and the effect of it going in and out of a body is imagined. You are that which is one, and it takes more than one to be or have a body.

To make long short: If you are real, you cannot be in the world, as what is real cannot be part of what is not real. However, you can pretend to be part of it.

For more about cause and effect see the hack No Cause = No Effect = No Karma in Extra Duality Hacks.

They want to avoid embracing their own self hatred.

It is not integration with the world that will make you complete but disintegration from the self, you have constructed and hate for all its imperfection and lack of control. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Those considering themselves to be spiritual like to tell others, that they should be more integrated with nature and mother earth. But just like it is not possible to integrate anything of the virtual world in a game like Super Mario – apart from your perception of it – it is not possible to integrate the elements in a world of duality apart except your perception of it … and perceptions are not lasting.

You cannot be in a virtual world, but you can pretend to be there
As someone in a world of duality, you cannot be part of nature or anything else, as there is no duality without separation. A person is just as separated from nature as from a television show. This includes those talking about integration with nature and whatnot because the nature of duality is separation.

But they feel guilty about not being able to live their own ideas and instead of facing the illusionary nature of their dreamy concepts, they want to make somebody else pay for their failure by making them guilty of not being integrated with the beauty of nature. They write books and arrange seminars to teach others to be integrated with the now, the nature, love and whatnot for no other reason than to avoid embracing their own self-hatred.

The cover-up of self-hatred is one of the main motivators of the world. You think, that there is a self but it is just an idea you have spent years of hard work to establish. Unfortunately, it has not resulted in a self, you can love, so you hate, what you have made yourself to be. You try to improve it by integrating it with this or that or simplify it through meditation hoping you will get better tomorrow. But nothing works, and the reason is simple. There is no self, no soul, no mind, no ego, no person and no tomorrow. Just like there is no Super Mario to improve and no tomorrow for him.

Disintegration sets you free
Integration will never work, but disintegration will. The more you disintegrate from the world, the happier you will be. Disintegration sets you free to explore the world, as you see fit without any risk of losing anything because even though you appear to be there you are not of it.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you have read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings for some time, you may be aware, that the foundation of them is that the world of duality is an illusion. This means of course, that Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings also are illusionary, including the description of duality, non-duality and whatnot.

It is also an illusion that what you appear to be in a world of duality can be transformed or that there in any way is a way out of duality because if you are real, you are not there. But that something is real is an illusion as well, as real is defined by what is not real, and what is not real is an illusion.

Pretending to be in the comedy of duality, you are free to being wrapped up in any of its illusions, for example love, compassion, hope, sharing and whatnot, without childish ideas of changing it, or realising anything but that it is all an illusion.

You can, therefore, relax appearing to be in a world of duality. Nothing can hurt you. You are not there – just like in the context of the world you are not in a video game, that you are playing. You just pretend to be there so nothing in the game can hurt you.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.


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