How to uncover the formlessness of that which is one

By saying the kitten looks little, you set it against a bigger image stored in your memory. As time goes by you may think how big the kitten has become, when you remember how small it once was. Either way what you seem to see is based on the past.

By saying the kitten looks little, you set it against an image of something bigger image stored in your memory. As time goes by you may think how big the kitten has become, when you remember how small it once was. Either way, what you seem to see is based on the past. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you get a new kitten and call it Mini because it looks like a bigger one that recently died, you will never see Mini for what it is, but an image sampled from memories of the dead cat twisted into a smaller image of Mini.

When you compare for instance new music to music heard in the past, you do not hear the new music but construct a listening experience based on past memories. This applies to all experiences compared to a previous one, and as most want their present experience to not disturb their conditioned perception of the world, they compare everything to the past in order to twist it into something they do not doubt is real.

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If you seem to see a cat in this image, it is because the wavelength of light hitting the retina of your eye by reflex is constructed into a cat from past images stored in the brain. If you do not fabricate an image of a cat, you will see nothing, and so there is nothing to witness your existence. When your existence is not witnessed in the world, which includes astral planes and whatnot, there is nothing to hide that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The conclusion of this is not, that if you do not compare your new kitten to the past, you will be living in the now and see the real new kitten instead of Mini. The conclusion is, that if you do not compare your new kitten to anything, you will not see anything.

The special self demands coherence, as without that its uniqueness cannot be uphold (read more about that here).

As the world you seem to experience is make-believe shaped by images from the past, there is no world to ´see´ if you do not establish something ´new´ founded on your past memories. And as the past, therefore, cannot be confirmed by the present, it fades out – and so does the one who seemed to appear via these memories. Hence there is not someone definitive to hide the formlessness of that which is one.

Looking for understanding you enhance the belief, that you are someone definitive and not the formlessness of oneness. Yet you will never understand what that is, because it is not real. Neither will you understand that which is real, since it is that which is one, and it takes more than one to understand something.

So whether you appeared to be so-called spiritual or mundane, the appearance including soul and whatnot is undone – or rather the belief that you are someone at all. Having this belief undone is not a matter of letting go, as that confirms you as someone definitive.

In other words, undoing the belief in being someone definitive is not something you can do. But, if you perceive everything experienced as symbols of that which makes it possible to experience it, everything becomes the same.* Not in the sense that everything is at one, but that their apparent difference does not make a difference.** Hence there is no separation to hide that there is no more that which is one.

If you only look for the patterns in this pic of a table leg on my floor, there is no way to define something there and so you will end up seeing nothing.

If you only look for the patterns in this image with a table leg on my floor, there is no way to define objects there, and so you will end up seeing nothing. Hence there is nothing that seems to cover the formlessness of that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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You cannot see the world is not there, but if you do not look for it, you do not see it, and so nothing is covering the formlessness of that which is one. One way to start ´seeing´ nothing is to look for patterns in the appearances, you seem to see, instead of defining them as objects – like for example in the above image of a table leg on my floor or in the caption of it.

Anything you seem to see is an image constructed by thoughts***, so if you do not expect thoughts to mean something specific, you will just ´see´ patterns floating around, and so thoughts do not seem to have the power to hide the formlessness of that which is one. It is of course not advisable to space out like this if you want to remain as someone definitive – whether in a so-called spiritual or mundane way – or if you are having responsibilities in the world like for a parent for example.

If you focus, you may find something in this pic o define, but if you defocus you may see nothing there.

When you focus, you may find something definable in this image, but if you defocus, it may appear as there is nothing there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To not focus on defining, what you seem to see but rather defocus and see floating patterns, it can be helpful using the inner sense to taste an inner ´fluid. The nectar, as it is called in scriptures, are supposed to be life-giving, but you will be disappointed, if you think it will make you stronger. It is an aspect of enlightenment and therefore not of the world, so it will not do anything there except to defocus on the world on your behalf. You need not to stop what you are doing to taste it. You can ´drink´ it all the time except when talking. If you do not know how to taste it, you can read about the how to use the inner sense of taste here.

When not defining, you are following your nature. To be a someone definitive is not natural, as it requires everything to be defined so that it seems are more than that which is one, which is formless and undefinable. That is your purpose of appearing as a person in a capsule of time and space, so of course, it is difficult not to define – just like it is difficult for the sun not to follow its nature to shine.

When you look for a way back to that which is one, you have defined yourself as a person in a capsule of time and space – and there is no way out of that, because what is definable does not exists.

By fighting your reflex to define, you are making a new definition, that says you should not define, and so you confirm yourself as a someone definable. It is not a problem though, because all definitions are illusions, and so is to see them as floating patterns. To see them in this way, however, may help you to realise, that to be or have more than that which is one is an illusion … and therefore there is, of course, nothing to fight or be sorry about, if you forget not to define.

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If this image is perceived as a cat, that is a symbol of the formlessness of that which is one, there is nothing to let go off. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.


*) See hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

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


NOTE: This article is part of hack 2.3 Choosing or not.