BM1 Not doing anything on your own, you are almost at home [DRAFT]

When the sense of the physical domain is not mixed with feelings from the psychological sphere, the body seems lighter, and so does feeling angry or whatnot. Furthermore, emotions are fleeting. It is like watching a movie. Everything changes instantaneously, and the frightening scenes are just as entertaining as the merry ones. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Thanks for passing by. This article is in its very first stages of being written. Alexius is in the process of what and how to say. Hence you may be better off reading another article.

To the knowledge of Alexius, so far, nobody has objected to the unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection with ourselves as the perceived master. Hence he had to build a language himself to illustrate the ignorance of this belief. And since he works more intuitively than calculated, he counted on establishing a vocabulary in the process of writing the hack that could explain, that just like water and oil do not mix, nor do the physical and psychological domain. It was not easy to unveil the words for this, so bear with him if the first articles in hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough seem a bit incomplete.

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In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings in a specific sequence but can browse as you see fit. In regards to hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, however, it is advisable to have read hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one because this hack that is an appendix to it about a particular aspect of the special self, namely the unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection with itself as the master.

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We are all products of the brain, made so that no matter what and where we experience to be, we feel entertained by it, just like we do when watching our favourite TV show. Like children, we cry if something does not go our way, but the next moment we find joy in something else. In other words, when we are true to our nature, there are no lasting feelings to make us feel stuck. Thus every fleeting feeling makes us happy.

Hardly anybody, however, wants to be true to their nature because that is to serve the brain and they perceive themselves to be the master of their life. The makings of the brain, however, cannot be changed, so you are not free to do what you want but bound to do what it demands. Yet you are free to perceive the experiences it produces as you wish so you in retrospect can compose a perception where you and not the brain seems to be in charge.

Since you, therefore, are out of sync with the script of the brain,* your experiences do not seem entertaining but depressing. This you try to make up for by creating stories of how the world should be. They may be adjusted to the grander stories of socialism, capitalism, Buddhism or another ism, where you appear to be a unique person who is part of something bigger and thus seems to have a special meaning with your life.

Not being the basic self* made by the brain but a special one made by yourself is what it is about when you think you know better and can be independent of the brain.

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Alexius is not spiritual because it takes more than one to be something and spirituality is that which is one. For the same reason, he is not at one with everything. But since he does not perceive the apparent difference between him and others to make a difference, being one or two does not matter. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The basic self* is not spiritual but physical. The same applies to the special self* because there is no spirituality in a world where there seems to be more than one since it is that which is one and it takes more than one to be something. Nevertheless, the special self* perceives itself to be spiritual and to come from the heart and not the brain and consequently, to have escaped its sense of being ruled by the brain.

It is, however, a self-deception because only in death can you escape the brain. And then, of course, in a state of not-knowing but if it lasts more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, the brain falls in a coma and, therefore, unable to produce the experience of you as someone anymore.

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There are physical and psychological feelings plus a feeling of emptiness, which is pure bliss (see hack #4.4 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone. But there are no spiritual feelings because spirituality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to feel something. And as oneness is formless and therefore endless, there are no feelings at all, unless you believe it it is possible to be and have more than that which is one.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are written within that context. And within that framework, hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough is about the combination of physical and psychological feelings. It results in a psychosomatic disorder, which feels like you are in a cage of grievances, fear and anxiety, that you cannot escape. If unconnected, however, physical and psychological feelings are enjoyable in each their own way.

The way to establish yourself as your own and not a product of the brain is to make stories in which you are supposed to feel something definitive when something specific happens. Maybe you create stories of your own or accept to be conditioned by those collectively agreed as the right ones in the culture you appear to be a part of. If a story, for example, states that it is disrespectful to be more than 15 minutes later for a meeting, you replicate one of the traditional ways of being angry, and you find others to back you up in being justified to do so.

You want to be angry to show that you are are in charge, but since the anger makes you feel you are about to explode and that seems politically incorrect, you do not want to keep it. Thus you edit it out of your awareness by hiding it in a vulnerable part of the body. Or more to the point, you hide the psychological problem in the physical feeling of a weak or deformed part of the body. But it is like covering it in a cooking pot. Sooner or later, the pressure of the suppressed emotion blows off the lid and steam of anger shoot out. Thus you finally edit it out of your awareness as yours by justifying the anger with somebody.

This combo of feelings is, therefore, is experienced more intense every time something else triggers the same psychological problem that you automatically disassociate from yourself by combining it with the physical sense of the weakness in the body, for example the stomach, which may be bloated. Since this cannot be accounted for by doctors, they through a process of elimination diagnose it as one of the many sicknesses they cannot measure, in this case, most probably IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and give you pills to eliminate gas.

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The nature of psychological feelings is fleeting, which is not a problem for the basic self* because it has no interest in holding onto them. It is, however, a problem for the special self. It needs to hold onto specific emotions to make the image it has made of itself appear ever-lasting. Thus it turns emotions into something you feel when you talk about them. Doing that a lot, the special believes in feeling very much that lasts.

 

mental process, also coming from the heart

It is something it imagines that it does by talking about them.

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The stories you make up about yourself seems to be genuine when they cause something. Thus you imagine them to make you feel something in a psychological way. To make this tangible, you combine the immaterial feeling with a material one from the body – or maybe with a particular visual image, sound or taste. This hack, however, merely addresses the mixture of a psychological and physical feeling and how to untangle it. But this can also be applied the combo of an immaterial with a particular visual image, sound or taste.

Any of these combos sooner or later turn into a psychosomatic disorder which seems so frustrating, that most try to erase the immaterial part from their awareness by projecting it on somebody else or consult a psychologist, for example. But no medicine or therapy solves the problem, which is the belief that you can mix materiality and immateriality. It is not possible, so the perceived mixture must be undone.

Nor is it possible to mix body and aura, although it is possible to heal the body from the aura if not done by somebody but nobody, which you momentarily become if your perception of your experience as someone definitive is dunno what it is, or you apply one of the other duality hacks.

The aura, however, is not the subject of this hack. It is ultimately as unreal as anything else that can be experienced but in the context of a world where there seems to be more than one, it is as real as anything else perceived to exist. It is, however, uncommon to see the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body. Thus the perception of it is based on speculations and second-hand knowledge. Consequently, Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are not concerned with that.

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When the sense of the physical domain is not mixed with feelings from the psychological sphere, the body seems lighter, and so does feeling angry or whatnot. Furthermore, emotions are fleeting. It is like watching a movie. Everything changes instantaneously, and the frightening scenes are just as entertaining as the merry ones.

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There is no reason the body should not feel good, although you feel rejected by somebody. Nor is there any reason you should not feel good although the body suffers from a broken leg, for example. That is if you do not mix the psychological domain with the physical one. This is a level of confusion, you need to suss out to not feel burden by something that can only be solved by acknowledging that the nature of the psychological and physical domain is different and, therefore, must be dealt with on each their own term.

Actually, they do that themselves, when you do not mix them or try to inflict them with ideas you believe to be spiritual. The latter is not even another level. There is no spirituality in a world where there seems to be more than one because spirituality is oneness, and it takes more than one to be spiritual.

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It does not rain because you feel sad, nor does the rain has the power to make you feel bad. That is unless you choose to perceive such a course and effect. Likewise, the body does not have the ability to make you feel sad, nor does feeling sad makes the body bad, unless you imagine such a connection.

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First, a psychological feeling is enhanced by combining it with a part of the body where there is a physical sensation which somehow feels as it can be linked to the psychological feeling. When the immaterial feeling, therefore, seems to turn into a material feeling, your image is pumped up, and you seem to be more special than the basic self.* This combo, however, tends to become very intense, so when you have felt it for a long time, you fear the force of it. Or maybe you are ashamed because it is politically incorrect to be so extreme. Anyway, you want to get it out of your awareness as something that is part of you, so you project it on somebody else to make them evil and you honest. What remains in you is therefore just a diffuse sense of something strange in the body, that  doctors cannot diagnose except as a psychosomatic disorder, which they do not know how to cure

You want to believe that you can see what a person thinks or feels in its facial expression. The body, however, is solely material and so is what it reflects. Thus seeing immaterial thoughts and feelings in it is make-believe.

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When you pinch yourself in the arm, for example, you feel something physical. If you think this feeling means you are alive, you combine the physical sensation with a mental statement to make it tangible and thus as proof of your existence. But that which is real needs not to be validated. Actually, its existence cannot be proved because it is that which is one, and it takes more than one to authenticate anything. In other words, when something can be verified, it is not real. That is why there is a need to proof it.

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When you see a scary movie, it is like the fear manifests in the body. That is what makes it feel so real. But the film does not have the ability to scare you and what you feel in the body is purely physical. It has nothing to do with the fear of the movie. Actually, you only believe to be scared because you are conditioned to feel so when you see certain things like in the film. The director knows that. And to make it real that you feel so, you project it on a body part, that already is tense and seems tenser when you give it your attention. Thus it feels as if the movie really scares you.

Sometimes, it goes the other way around. You have a stomach ache, and that is not interesting. But thinking it is caused by something psychological makes it very interesting. Unfortunately, also incurable because when a physical problem is combined with a physical everything becomes confusion, especially because the psychological problem most likely is made up, so in regards to that there is nothing to heal but the belief that there is a problem.

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When you once have concluded that your anxiety is caused by physical pain or have caused it, you by reflex look for the same connection every time you are worried about something. Thus you automatically search the body for a flaw in which some kind of pain can be detected, when you feel irritated. That is until you perceive everything as it is what it is because then there is nothing, in particular, to worry about.


*) Read about the basic and special self plus the script of the brain in hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, which is still in the process of being written.