All fragments are symbols of that which is cannot be fragmented

If you see everything in the world not for what they appear to be but for what they symbolise, no doubt they will lead you to what they symbolise. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Before the release of a new music album, one of its tracks is normally released as a single – at least that is how it used to be. The single, which is a fragment of the whole album, symbolises the unity that it has been separated from.

In the same manner, you could say, that every appearance in a world where there seems to be more than one is a fragment symbolising the oneness of life, which it seems to have been separated from.

But with the recent success of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and other streaming music services something is about to change in the music industry. People are no more interested in a whole album. They just want the fragments of it that they like the best so they can add them together with fragments from other albums in order to create their very own playlist. In other words, the time of an album as an unity is about to finish.

Some pop stars, for example, Taylor Swift, appears to be fighting against this trend. She has withdrawn all her music from Spotify to make people buy her whole albums. It may not actually be because she cares about wholeness, but because she can make more money by selling whole albums than if people just stream the tracks they like.

This is not to say, that it is wrong to make money. Whatever reason Taylor Swift has for withdrawing her music from Spotify is not the scope of this article. The slow death of an album as one whole thing is meant to illustrate, how everything in a world where there seems to be more than one is about separating the whole into fragments, so you can exclude the ones you do not like and fabricate a special world showcasing your unique personality, rather than including everything, as that would not make you stand out but part of the whole..

This desire to separate and exclude comes as no surprise, as that is the foundation of a world where there seems to be more than one The very reason for imagining such a world is to be an individual that can become and have more by owning separated things for itself. This also includes realising more and hence appearing to be more spiritual.

But the more you take things out of its context and use it for personal purposes disconnected from the whole, the more you will fear the potential loss of what you think that you have achieved. To compensate for this you may take even more out of its content so you can feel uplifted and alive by special peak experiences when you fear to lose what you appear to be and have.

If you choose to perceive your experience of this house as a symbol of that which is one, regardless you judge it to be beautiful or ugly it symbolises the same. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The conclusion of this is not that you would be better off looking for wholeness in a world, because there is no wholeness to find in a world where everything is separated by time and space. Yet you can find symbols of wholeness, because separation is a confirmation of the inseparable oneness, as it would not be possible to experience separation without that which is not separated. Perceived in this way the apparent differences of the world stop making a difference, as everything is a symbol of the same.

Should this article, for instance, end now without further explanation, you may feel irritated, which makes no difference because whatever you appear to feel is just another symbol of that which makes it possible to experience feelings, namely the oneness of life.

Often though it would be denial to say, the outcome does not matter, because it matters if you believe the apparent difference of the appearances in a world where there seems to be more than one the world make a difference. But it does not matter when you see them all as symbols of that which makes it possible to experience them as if they are different from you, because then they are all symbolising the same.

In the context of the music story, you can say, that if you see everything in the world as different tracks symbolising an album, which already is there although yet not discovered by you, you are connected to the wholeness of the album through the symbols of it – and no doubt you will soon be able to forget about the excitement of individual tracks in the world so that they do not appear to hide the whole album called one perpetual present.

The evolution of IoT (Internet of things) via smartphones and tablets makes it easier and easier to connect people and their needs, so you share cars and rent out your home as a holiday home, while you rent somebody else´s for your vacation.

The evolution of IoT (Internet of things) via smartphones and tablets makes it easier and easier to connect people and their needs, so you for example share cars or rent out your home as a holiday home, while you rent somebody else´s for your vacation. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The above article should not be seen as a crusade against streaming music. No matter in what way you listen to music or do other things in the world, it is only possible due to the oneness of life, so whether you make your own playlist or not, stream or not, it is a symbol of life.

A world where there seems to be more than one is about individuality, so it would be to go against its very nature, if you do not do, what seems to be in your own best interest. This applies also, if you want to return to the oneness of life, which is not about being together as that requires more than one.

Streaming music and other doings of Generation Y (born between 1980 and 2000) suits the personality of Alexius well. It does not appear to be about having to own things but about having free access to them – like for example you have to my non-teachings and he has to the source delivering the content.

You can read more in an article from Wired about how the digital generation expects integrated service offerings in the way IoT (Internet of things) works and are happy to trade personal data for access to the sharing economy.

What you can access from the smartphone is not in the phone. Nothing in the smartphone is real. Everything is symbols.

What you can access from the smartphone is not in the phone. Nothing in the smartphone is real. It is all symbols of something.

The reason the capitalistic system is the way it is in the world is very simple. So far it has been very important for a person to own something and preferably a lot. The same applies to the communistic way of living, even though it is about owning things together – at least officially speaking.

But you cannot own the enlightenment of that which is one*, neither individually or as a group. No matter how much you hug, hold hands, meditate together and whatnot, if you want to own the experience of something the enlightenment of that which is one will not bid you welcome.

There is nothing higher than that which is you. Neither something lower, because you are that which is one and as it is formless it is endless, so there is no more than that which is one.

The above about everybody wanting to own very much is a generalisation, and there are of course exceptions to that, but not many – otherwise the world would not be based on owning as much as possible for as little as possible on the expense of others.

The older generation think, that to buy and own is to commit. What a conditioning to think consumerism of materialistic things or so-called spiritual states of mind is commitment!

The biggest exception from wanting to own things or experiences is found in generation Y (born 1980 – 2000), who generally speaking do not care to own but to have access – especially via a smartphone.

Things and services you can access via a smartphone, are not in the phone just like the enlightenment of that which is one is not in the body. That is why the generations up until now, that are conditioned to own things, thoughts, feelings and experiences, are very far away from the enlightenment of that which is one. You cannot own that which is one, as it takes more than one to own something.

The transporter from Star Trek.

There is nothing to own. The world is an illusion. This is what the enlightenment of that which is one dispels in a split second. Enlightenment in itself is not the goal though. The goal is to undo the belief in being someone definitive, so there is not something that appears to hide that which is one. Enlightenment can in some ways be compared to the transporter beam in Star Trek, where a person is dematerialized and converted into energy, that is beamed to a target, where the person again is materialised.

In enlightenment of that which is one, however, there is no target, and the person is not reconverted into matter. The thought it is constructed of is left at the edge of a black hole, so there is nobody to experience the formlessness of that which is one.

If you play a video game or watch a movie, you cannot own or change the characters there, because they – like every other appearance in a game or a movie – are constructed illusions made to appear in pre-made ways. You cannot be any of those appearances, but you can have access to anybody that you like and pretend to appear like that in a virtual world.

Likewise, you cannot be in the world, where there appear to be more than one because you are that which is one. But you can have access to such a world and pretend to be someone definitive there, which can be quite fun, as long as you remember it is about access and not owning.

The smartphone is a symbol of being connected and have access to everthing.

The smartphone is a symbol of being connected and having access to everything.

You have to own a smartphone or something similar to have access to the sharing economy and for example IoT. The smartphone is a symbol of having access and having access is a symbol of the oneness of life, because without that you would not have access to a world where there seems to be more than one.

Generation Y does not even care to own their thoughts, feelings and experiences. They share them all on the internet – and they happily give away all their private info in exchange for having access to the sharing economy, streaming music, movies and so on. If this seems natural to you, you are on the right track regarding the enlightenment of that which is one.

*) You can read about the enlightenment of that which is one in the below hacks:

NOTE: This article is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.


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