(BM NOTE) +[+] Nothing to heal but the sick belief that you are here

If you give it your best shot to be angry, when the brain supplies you with thoughts of fury, you cannot help but feel happy. The same applies to any other so-called negative feeling popping up. That is as long as you do not justify it with the world because doing so you distance yourself from it and therefore also the guidance from, which does not result in feeling happy but lost. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you are not happy with the brain, you are not satisfied with yourself and the world where you appear to be because every experience you believe to have is fabricated and stored in the brain.

The dissatisfaction is probably caused by the consciousness, the brain has given you so that you can have a conscious experience of being someone in a world defined by time and space. It deceives you by making a perception of these experiences, so they do not seem to be a product of the brain but something you experience independently of it. As this perception, however, is fake, it does not result in happiness but sadness.

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There is nothing magic about following the GPS instructions when driving a car, nor following the instructions of the brain. It is as easy as pie when one´s perception is in sync with the instructions, that the brain makes for the self so that it always feels secure.

That being said, Alexius only knows about GPS from the movies because he never drives a car and hardly ever uses his smartphone, which should not be understood as this is something to avoid. It is just how it turns out for him when he follows the GPS instructions for the basic self, he is programmed to be.

The brain is in charge of everything, we seem to experience, except how the consciousness that it has built into us interprets those experiences. In other words, when Alexius for some time was into gadgets and was attracted to the latest iPhone and whatnot, it was because he was scripted to do so by the brain. And it was his consciousness which interpreted this in a way that made him appear to be special. Read more about the basic self of Alexis here.

But since it is complicated and frustrating to uphold an image of being special, his consciousness did not bother to do that for very long. Maybe most of all because you cannot be special without being exclusive, and it feels so much better to be inclusive. Read more about that in hack #3.5 Inclusiveness is pure bliss.

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The basic self can be compared to a cat. It does not go to Pilates at a specific hour to stretch but does it when its instincts tell it to do so. And it does not attend special seminars to learn who it is because it has no ´I´ with a need to be anything else than what it appears to be in the present moment. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self often makes up stories in which love is the solution to what it judges as wrong in others. Yet it does not seem very lovingly to judge others, nor being on a mission to change them.

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In a world where there seem to be more than one friends is an imagination. This is not so in oneness, because it takes more than one to imagine something, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Consequently, it is not possible to have a friend in oneness, nor to be alone.

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Facebook wants to trap you into believing that you have friends there, which wish for you to come back to see their messages and likes. But you have no friends there or anywhere else. Your only friend is the brain. It likes everything you experience to do and say because it has fabricated the experiences itself.

It may not like, however, if you perceive the experiences it arranges for you to have as something you have made independently of it. Then, on the other hand, it does not really care, because the thoughts you seek out to build this perception does not change anything at all, except you cannot to feel the happiness that comes from being in sync with the brain.

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When the special self perceives someone to be stupid, it is most likely a condemnation of that person. But when the basic self has the same perception, it is not to condemn but to avoid a relation, that will not work. In other words, it is an expression of respect. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

From the thoughts produced by the brain for you to perceive the experiences it provides you with, the special self extracts and multiplies those that it finds useful for its tale of being a unique and self-assured person. Most of the tales that spins in its head, however, are based un uncertainty about what to do next, or other things it is doubtful about, which is more or less everything.

If you, on the other hand, do not use the thoughts from the brain to make your own story but to support that of the brain, there is nothing to doubt. It is like navigating a website designed in such a way that you do not need to think about where to click.

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Let us say you live in a cold country and wish you live in a warmer place. You never have been in a warm country but read and heard about it and also seen pictures and movies where people wear slippers, shorts, a colourful Hawaii shirt and a big sun hat, for example. Wearing the same, however, will not take you there. Nor will a fancy cocktail with a little umbrella. Neither singing songs in a foreign language or changing your name to something more exotic. No matter how good you are at replicating the ways of a warm country, you remain in the cold.

This is a just a foolish metaphor to illustrate, that going with the flow of the brain does not come from following specific steps or replicating ways of behaviour like chanting, hugging everyone, dressing in special clothes, getting a new name, talking positive and whatnot. You are still someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one.

The flow comes from the willingness* to be dependent of the brain.

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When somebody triggers an old feeling of rejection in the special self, it first interprets this as an attack on its being, next it justifies feeling rejected with the attacker. As the focus, therefore, shifts to the attacker, the feeling is suppressed. If the attacker exposes this, the special self makes the attacker feeling guilty for something, so the special self again can distance itself from its feelings and consequently also from others.

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There is no extraordinary purpose for appearing to be or have a self, just like there is no purpose of pretending to be somebody in a video game except having fun pretending to be what you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Much energy is used to suppress specific thoughts and feelings by the special self, for example, those judged as negative. That is necessary for preserving the self, it believes to be or will become when it lives in the now, come from the heart or whatnot. The basic self, however, has no need to appear in a particular way and therefore not motivated for suppressing anything – especially not negative energy.

Instinctively it knows, that if there was no negative energy, it could not read this article, as the negative pole is just as needed as the positive one in a wire to produce electricity for the computer it uses to display it. Read more about this at the end of this link.

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The special self dissociates itself from unpleasant experiences by justifying them with the world. But it is not aware, that though this diversion seems to make the disturbing experiences go away, they remain hidden in obscure parts of its body. Read more about that at the end of this link.

Sooner or later the suppressed experiences stiffen or soften parts of the body, and no matter what medicine, nutritional supplements or massage you use to heal the body, it does not work, because the cause of the problem is not physical but mental. The imaginative issues that have been dumped in the body need to be taken back to the mental sphere from where they were made, as only there can they be healed.**

This is not to say, that medicine, nutritional supplements or massage, for example, should be avoided. It can be an excellent way to tone down the symptoms so you do not feel weighed down by them and therefore have more energy to face the problem where it is made.

In fact, nothing needs to be avoided. Restrictions do not bring relief but frustration. And yet being restrictive is not a problem, because the disappointment that this entails can be used to ignite a take-off to the empty breath, that relieves from perceiving anything as a problem. See hack #4.3 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

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If your phone is not working correctly and it seems to make you angry, correcting the problem of the phone may appear to address the anger as well, but a phone has neither the power to make you angry or to heal it. So even though the anger seems to have gone, it will return when something else triggers it, unless you deal with the phone and your fury separately, so both of the problems can be corrected on their own terms. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If physical symptoms of illness trigger memories of endangerment and those two elements are combined so that the physical symptoms are perceived to cause a threat, a fusion of the physical and mental reality is established. This psychosomatic disorder, however, cannot be healed by the biological system of the body, because it is made to deal with nothing but physicality. And as the mental sphere has no sense of physical reality, the use of mental powers does not heal the body but mess it further up.**

The paradox in trying to heal a psychosomatic disorder is that it reinforces the fear of the physical symptoms and thus the psychosomatic disorder.

But if the experience of the physical symptom is not combined with the memories of endangerment triggered by it, the symptom remains physical and the memories mental. The biological system, therefore, is free to deal with the physical symptom and leave the memories to be dealt with in their mental sphere.

When the condition of the body is not seen to be caused by emotional or mental problems, they do not seem to attest to the existence of the body and vice versa.

In other words, there is not something to confirm your existence as someone definitive. Just like the world in a movie is not experienced to be real if the emotions it seems to provoke are not perceived as being caused by it.

So instead of justifying an old fear of danger with a physical symptom in the present, you feel the danger to the extent that you are nothing but that. As there is nothing left to define what you feel and, therefore, neither what you are, the belief in being someone at all receives a severe blow. Hence there is hardly anybody left to worry about the physical symptoms, so with mentality out of the way, the biological system can start a healing process.

Just like the nature of the fluid and stable things are different, so is the nature of the physical and mental reality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To sum it up: When you appear to be sick and your concern about the physical symptom triggers a past sense of danger, that you interpret to be caused by present physical symptoms, you develop a psychosomatic disorder. But since body and mind cannot be fused, and the problem therefore is imaginative, no cure for the body will work. The immaterial feeling needs to be disentangled from the material symptom so each of them can be dealt with on their own term.**

When connected with the empty breath, material symptoms are automatically freed from the fear they may have triggered. Read hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing if you want to learn how to connect. And read the passage Surfing ´the empty breath´ to feel good regardless the state of the body in this article about how the empty breath makes you feel good regardless vertigo and breath of shortness, for example.

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In a world where there seems to be more than one, you seem to be able to get rid off feelings by hiding them in the body and get them out by expressing them or heal the problem of suppressed emotions in the body by bringing them back into the mind, as described above.

But as there is no more than that which is one, since it is formless and therefore endless, there is no world where there seems to be more than one. Hence there is nothing to heal than the belief, that you are someone in such a world.*** Any of the duality hacks will automatically facilitate that if you go on reading them.


*) About willingness, see Willingness to not exclude but include undoes the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one or INTRO TO HACK #4.4, ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

**) Read more about the unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection in the hack No Body-mind Connection, which you can find in Extra Duality Hacks.

***) See also You are not here because what you believe to be is a ghostly image of nothing.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one, which is still in the process of being written.