+[+] That which is you is not made of anything

When the brain supplies you with thoughts of fury and when you give it your best shot to perceive that you are angry, 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 the brain. Hence the result is 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 you can have a conscious experience of being someone in a world defined by time and space. It may, however, turn against the brain by making a perception of these experiences, so they do not seem to come from the brain but your heart, for example. Since this perception is fake, the result is not happiness but sadness.


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 difficult to uphold an image of being special, his consciousness did not bother to do so 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.


The basic self can be compared to a cat. It does not go to Pilates at a specific hour to stretch out but does it when it is stimulated to do so by its biological system. Nor does not attend special seminars to learn who it is or transform itself. It has no ´I´ with a need to be anything else than what it naturally 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.


Facebook wants to trap you into believing you have friends, who want you to come back to see their messages and likes. But you have no friends because it takes more than one to have a friend, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

Consequently, a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion, and so is loneliness.

But in the context of believing it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, you have one friend, namely the brain. It likes everything you experience to do and say because it has fabricated all the experiences itself.

It may not like, however, if you perceive the experiences in a way, so you appear to be the one making them. 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 that they prevent you from feeling the happiness which comes from having an opinion that relates the experiences fabricated by the brain as they are.


From the thoughts produced by the brain to render the experiences of you as someone substantial in a tangible world, the special self seeks out those that it assumes can be used to build a perception of itself as a unique and self-assured being. But as the thoughts it has sought out seems to have a life of its own, it always doubts what to do. In other words, behind the confident face, the special self fears every step it takes.

If you, on the other hand, do not use fragments of the thoughts the brain put together to make you feel entertained, so they make up a perception that seems to establish the brain as a servant of you, there is nothing to doubt. Being in sync with the set up of the brain is like navigating a website designed, so you do not doubt where to click.


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.

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, seems to be on the attacker, the feeling appears to be there as well and thus to have left the special self. Should the attacker expose this projection, the special self makes the attacker feel guilty for something in the past, so the special self again can feel good by making others look bad.


You are not real if you are conscious about something because it calls for more than one to be conscious of something, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.


The choices the special self claims to make on its own are not made before it in retrospect composes its own version of the past events in which it appears as if it was in charge of them. It is like when a dream is over, and you afterwards interpret the bits and pieces, that you remember of it, to mean that you are this and that, although you were not in the dream but in your bed. The dream is a fantasy made by nobody and with nobody in it to choose anything.

In other words, since there is nothing in a dream, you are making something out of nothing by interpreting it – and that is not possible. Likewise, what and where you believe to be in a world where there seems to be more than one is something that has been made out of nothing, because there is no more than that which is one since oneness is formless and therefore endless.

This does not mean that which is you is nothing, nor everything, but the formlessness of oneness.


When not identifying with what you appear to be and do as if it is something, you are nobody doing nothing and thus not somebody who is hiding, there is no more than the formlessness of oneness.


Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since the brain is in charge of everything in a world where there seems to be more than one – read more about that here – the basic self never has to make up its mind. The same applies to special self, but as it wants to manifest itself as independent, it needs to make up its own mind. Since that is not possible, the special self makes it appear as it is by making up stories of the past, that seems to prove, it is in charge.

But believing to have a choice, you distance yourself further from that which is you because it is no different from that which is one, and it takes more than one to choose something.


Believing to be someone substantial made out of flesh and bones because you experience to be in a tangible world is just as foolish as to believe you are someone in a dream because you are experiencing it. Just like it is foolish as to believe, you are a car made out of plastic when playing a game like Monopoly. You are not in a dream, a game or anywhere else. That which is you is no different from that which is one, and it takes more than one to be anywhere.

The purpose of consciousness is to separate and thus to make it appear as if there is more than that which is one.

That which is you is not made of anything. In fact, it has never been created because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to create something. Hence whatever you believe to be made off is an illusion. The same of course applies to be conscious of something. This is why, it is not knowing what and where you are, that bids welcome the enlightenment of that which is one.*


If you believe to be something that you are not, you probably doubt it and search for clarity. But that which is you is not capable of searching, because it is that which is one and searching requires more than one. So does having doubts. Acknowledging this, there is no one having doubts.


The truth does not expect to be followed, as it is that which is one and it takes more than one to follow something. For the same reason, it cannot be sold or bought, taught or learned, unless you believe there is more than one. But since this is an illusion, what is sold or bought, taught or learned is nothing exaggerated into something.


Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The many feelings constantly popping up in the basic self in relation to its experience of being someone definitive in a world defined by time and space gives it a continuous sense of being entertained. But this is not so for the special self because it wants to hang onto specific feelings and extend them through music, candle lights and whatnot to hide the feelings it does not like. But you cannot just capture and extended the feelings you want. Those you try to hide go along.

This the special self at first thinks it can resolve by purifying the feelings it wants to keep, so that it does not just feel love, for example, but pure love – and instead of having normal experiences, it imagines to have spiritual or direct experiences.

Any experience, regardless it appears to be spiritual or mundane, is unreal and so is the one believing to have it, because it takes more than one to experience something, and there is no more than that which is one.

But as these speculative states of mind are difficult to attain, the special hits on the idea of going back to basic. Not the basic self though, but some theoretical state of going beyond the mind to find your real self. But there is no real self. Any kind of self is a construction of thoughts to make nothing look like something, including whatever you believe is making this construction. Read more about this here.

That you can rid off feelings by hiding them in the body or get them out of your system by expressing them is of course an illusion, because there is neither nothing inside or outside of what you appear to be. Hence there is nothing to get rid off except the belief that there is something.

It is just like having a dream, which is nothing made by nothing as if it is something. In other words, the idea of going beyond is just a sophisticated way of trying to establishing what you believe to be is not nothing but something.


Sooner or later what you believe to be is bound to vanish. No worries. It is only your belief that disappears. Not that which is you. It is no different from that which is one, and as it takes more than one to vanish, it never ends. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self always feels something is missing where it is and looks forward to finding it afterwards.

The basic self does not get afterwards, neither before. Not because it lives in the now. It does not get that either. All it gets is the flow of thoughts that seem to add up to a conscious experience of being someone substantial in a tangible world.

This flow of thoughts does not reveal if the experience is real or not. But since it is evident that all experiences have an end – also the experience of being someone in a tangible world – the basic self does not panic when the construction of thoughts that seem to hold this experience together falls apart.


The basic self is connected with its maker, the brain, that is no different from what it has made. And as it produces every experience the basic self has, the two of them is no different from the experience. Thus the experience of being someone in a tangible world is a fantasy that ends with the brain.

And as the fantasy was made from out of nothing the basic self returns to the nothingness from where it seemed to arise.

This is not a problem for the basic self because unlike the special self it has not established itself as an independent being. Thus it happily goes with the flow of the fantasy to the very end, where there does not appear to be something to hide there never was or will be more than that which is one.


As to be someone requires more than one, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless, you are neither the basic or special self or any other kind of self. Nor are you something that can be transformed into something else. What and where you believe to be is nothing.

And so is Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. They are as anything else you are conscious of nothing disguised as something. Hence no explanation in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings about you in a world where there seems to be more than one is adequate.

In fact, they are not capable of explaining anything as it takes more than one to do so. As this also goes for pointing to something, they do not point to that which is one, but to the belief that seems to hide it, namely that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. They also point to the duality hacks, that makes it possible to feel entertained by this belief while having it undone.

*) Read about the enlightenment of that which is one in the below hacks

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.