++ Not knowing what and where you are is the bliss of nothingness [under development]

The basic self of Alexius is not a hiker but an academic minded store manager, so when he hikes in the mountains he is storing the most interesting routes in his memory in regards to later going there with friends. Since this is not done to show off as if he is better than his friends but to follows his basic nature as a store manager, hiking like this does not seem exhausting to him but relaxing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The basic self of Alexius is to be compared to a storeroom manager with an academic mind or an app that automatically looks in its database for how to most efficiently organise the things dragged onto it. Read more about that here. If it is not Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings the basic self organises in different hacks, it may be his music library, kitchen or something else.

The brain, which is in charge of the basic self, does not care about what is being organised, nor if it seems to be of the past or the future. It is all the same, as long as the basic self organises something the brain is satisfied, and thus rewards the basic self with shots of happiness, dopamine for example. Read more about that here.

The basic self, however, is not able to write Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings, because they begin as wordless melodies, that Alexius hums along until words very fast and unorganised starts steaming out of them. Read more about that here. This flow the basic self would try to stop, so it could be sorted out into something well-established and therefore founded in a world where there seems to be more than one and not in that which is one.

Thus the basic self and therefore also the brain needs to be bypassed read more about that here – so Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings write themselves. As this, however, often turns out a bit too chaotic for a world where there seems to be more than one, the basic self of Alexius comes in handy for trimming them.

And since Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings keep coming, the basic self is always kept busy making them fit into the different duality hacks, that the non teachings that have evolved into over the years of writing them.

The basic self of Alexius seems to have taken a holiday in regards to organising the articles in the hack of the basic self versus the special one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Lately this article and the other ones making up hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one were received in bits an pieces, and even though the basic self of Alexius tended to compile them into ´real´ articles like it normally enjoys to do, its approached has been more casual, so feel free to casually jump around the articles.

If this seems to be confusing, it could be that you believe to be a special self, and thus expect everything to be organised in a special way. No worries.

This confusion can be used to ignite a take-off to the empty breath – read more about that in hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing – which brings you into a state of not knowing, where there is nobody to care about being special or anything at all – read more about that in hack #4.5 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

You do not need to read this article, if you want to be in a state of not-knowing, because that does not require any knowledge. In fact the less you know, the easier you connect with the empty breath, so if you go on reading, do not do it to learn but to unlearn what you believe to know.

Alexius does not know how come that being someone is divided into either being a basic or a special self in hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one. But maybe because this division makes it easier in a divided world to acknowledge there is nothing but that which is undivided, namely that which is one.  

The basic self as well as the special one can be divided into many different versions. The basic self of Alexius, which is to be compared to the self of a store manager, can also use these qualities as a party goer. For example as a DJ, that organises the music so that the beats in the music builds up from track to track. Alexius did that many years ago when he sometimes was playing House and Techno music at the discos. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Anyway hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one takes a look at the the basic self, which is a thought construction fabricated by the brain, and the special self, which is the very same thought construction from which the consciousness of the basic self extracts those thoughts it judges to be bad, so it seems to have become a better self. But as they both are nothing but a construction of thoughts and their definition is make-believe, no matter how the construction is organised and what concept that it appears to manifest, it is a fantasy. Read more about that here.

Since the fantasy of an independent and better self is based on excluding what is considered to be wrong in the basic self, the new and special self always feels incomplete, which it thinks will be solved if it gets even better and more pure, so it excludes more wrong things, wherefore it feels more incomplete.

It is often the thoughts and feelings judged as negative that are excluded. The special self does not understand negativity is as important as positivity. In a wire, for example, the negative pole is just as needed as the positive to make electricity works. Read more about that here.

Contrary to the basic self, the special one is therefore always confused and in lack of energy. What it excludes from its awareness in order to appear unique and independent, it hides in the body, wherefore parts of it – especially the shoulders, neck and jaw – tightens up.

This the special self does not mind so much, as that blocks flow of info between the brain and the body from running freely, so it is easier for the special self to be in control, which it considers to be better than being controlled by the brain, although that means the brain cannot use biological system of the body to inject shots of wellbeing into it, wherefore it tightens up even more.

The special self therefore must look for satisfaction itself, which it does by rewriting everything – also this article – into something that is familiar to it and thus seems to bring back the good old days of happiness. But we all know how that turns out.

Just like Guinevere, who is a cat staying with Alexius, is happy following him, he is happily following the commands of the brain. Especially because this happiness makes it so easy to forget what and where you are and thus float in the transparent bliss of not-knowing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Yet it keeps on insisting in being self-sufficient contrary to the basic self that follows what it receives from the brain – read more about that here – and therefore automatically is rewarded with shots of happiness

The special self loves to experiences something different, for example out-of-body or a near-death experience. If it does not have such experiences itself, it loves to read about others who have had them and who interpret them as a transition to something better and more real.

It has much emphasis on transition, because that seems to imply it will continue to as someone special in a better version. But since being something requires more than one and oneness is formless and therefore endless there is nothing but the formlessness of oneness, so regardless what and where you believe to be, you are nobody.

Though happiness also is an illusion, of course, appearing to have it, you do not look for special experiences that magically lift you out of your sadness, wherefore there are no concepts of this and that to hold you back from entering a state of-not knowing. In fact reading this could be enough for the basic self to enter the bliss of not knowing what and where it is.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings does not provide hope for something better to come in the future. Thus they set you free from fear of the future and as there is no past without future, you are also set free from prior fear, wherefore there is no reason to meditate or anything else, that promise to detach you from your worries. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

So if you are not blissful but rather confused, you probably believe to be unique and independent and thus are better off going on reading about this hack to undo this belief or use your confusing to ignite a take-off to the empty breath, which brings you straight into the bliss of not-knowing – see hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

Be aware though that the application of this or the other duality hacks will not give you more of anything, neither will they transform you or the world into something better. On the contrary, just like death* they are the end of everything, that you believe to be and have or can become and have. But unlike death, that seems to take your life away, the duality hacks does not take anything away but the belief that you are someone living in a capsule of time and space.

And apart from the enlightenment of that which is one, all the duality hacks does this in gentle way, so you have time to enjoy the belief in being someone definitive while having it undone.

Be warned though, in the process there may be moments of feeling sad for leaving behind a world where there seems to be more than one. If so, remember that goodbyes always seems sad and that you are not leaving anything behind but the foolish belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one.

Willingness to have the belief in being someone definitive undone is enough for any of the duality hacks to work.

The willingness, however, is most often achieved by acknowledging, that you are not willing to have your belief undone, as that realisation confirms, appearing to be and have more than that which is one is make-belief.

*) This should not be understood as dying is similar to applying the duality hacks, or that death is a solution. Death is the end of what you believe to be, whether that appears to be spiritual or physical, so if that belief has not been undone before dying, what you believe to be does not go to heaven or anywhere else but dies with the brain.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one.