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

When the brain supplies you with thoughts of fury and you give it your best shot to perceive yourself as angry, you cannot help but feel happy. The same applies to any other so-called negative. That is as long as you do not justify a feeling with the world because doing so, you distance yourself from it and therefore also the joy of exploring it. Hence you do not feel 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 occurs when the consciousness, the brain has given you so you can have a conscious experience of being someone and make your own perception of it, instead make a perception based on speculative concepts of coming from the heart and not the brain, for example. Since this is self-deception, the result is not happiness but sadness.

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There is nothing magic about following the GPS instructions when driving a car or 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 to make it feel assured.

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 one should avoid. It is just the GPS instructions he gets 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 had to have the latest, it was because he was scripted to do so by the brain. But it was his consciousness that interpreted it in a way that made him appear to be special. Read more about the basic self of Alexis here.

But since it is quite complicated 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.

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The basic self can be compared to a cat. It does not go to Pilates at a specific hour to exercise but does stretch out when it is its biological system encourage it to do so. Nor does it attends special seminars to learn who it is or how to transform itself because there is no ´I´ with a need to be anything else than a cat. 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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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.

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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.

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When the special self perceives somebody to be stupid, it is most likely meant to condemn them. When the basic self, on the other hand, has the same perception, it is not to condemn somebody but to avoid a relationship that the brain instructs you to avoid. In other words, it is a way to respect the signals of the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self keeps on looking for something in the world it can judge as wrong so that it can justify distancing itself from what it is it by holding on to its grievances. The basic self may also have grievances, but it is not to distance itself from what it is but to emphasise it. In the happiness that comes from that, it is not possible to hold onto the grievances.

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Having grievances you are not necessarily out of sync with the script of the brain, but if you justify them they get sticky and prevent you from feeling in sync with the flow of the script. The same applies to anger or any other feeling.

In other words, if you feel love and justify it with your spouse, loves takes a shape, so you are not free to feel the flow of the script. Feelings are like clouds. Their shape is constantly changing, depending on the flow of the wind, and they come and go.

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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, 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.

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

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The choices the special self claims to make is always made in retrospect when it fabricates a perception of the past events in which it appears to have been in charge. It is like when a dream is over, and you afterwards interpret the bits and pieces you remember, so they seem to establish that you are this and that, although you were not in the dream but in your bed.

And although there is nothing in a dream – just like what and where you believe to be in a world where there seems to be more than one is 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 one perpetual present.

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If you believe to be something you are not, there is doubt it and search for clarity. But that which is you is not capable of searching since it is that which is one and searching requires more than one. So does having doubts. Acknowledging that, there is no one having doubts. 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 since it wants to manifest itself as independent, it has to make it look like it makes up its own mind by making up stories of the past, that seems to prove, it makes choices of its own.

But when you believe you make choices yourself, 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.

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To believe you are 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 experience to be there. Just like it also 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 as it takes more than one to create something. Hence whatever you believe to be made off is an illusion. The same 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.*

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The truth does not expect to be followed since 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 that is an illusion, what is sold or bought, taught or learned is nothing exaggerated into something. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The many feelings continually 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. 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 escape those feelings it does not like. But you cannot just capture and extend the feelings you want. Those you try to escape come 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 or be someone, 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 to the basic self though, but some theoretical state of moving beyond the mind to find the real self. But there is no real self. Any kind of self is a construction of empty thoughts compiled to make nothing look like something – read more about that here.

This also applies to whatever you believe to have caused this construction, as it takes more than one to cause something and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. 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 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.

Just like a dream, the self and its maker are made from out of from nothing in such a way that you believe that they are something. In other words, the idea of going beyond is just a sophisticated way to establish what you believe to be is something and not nothing.

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Sooner or later what you believe to be is bound to vanish. No worries. It is only the 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 in the present moment 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 come from the brain. And as that results in happiness, it never feels anything is missing.

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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 that 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 one, 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 is nothing to hide there never was or will be more than that which is one.

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Even though you generally speaking may be a basic self and your perception is in alignment with that, the consciousness of the self is always trying to present you with an alternative way to perceive itself in which you appear to be more special. Thus you constantly have to choose and therefore to confirm there is more than that which is one. In other words, as it takes more than one to choose something, that which is one is not something you choose but not choose.

To spell it out, since it requires more than one to be defined, oneness is formless and therefore endless, so there is nothing to choose but that which is one. But as it takes more than one to choose something, oneness cannot be chosen – only what is not one can be chosen and what is not one is not anywhere.

This should not prevent you from choosing something, as long as you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one. In fact, it may be easier not to choose, if you choose to be the basic self, because it entails so much happiness, that you probably forget to choose.

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When you have chosen to believe you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one It is totally insane to try to be detached from it. Such a world does not exist, so there is nothing to be detached from. Yet it is quite fun playing the game of being in a virtual world, if you give it your best shot, whereas creating a distance to it that game becomes pretty boring.

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As it requires more than one to be someone, 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 that can be transformed into something else because what and where you believe to be is nothing.

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

In fact, Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are not able of explaining anything at all because 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 it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. This belief the duality hacks make it possible to enjoy while having it undone.

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Life is that which is one and since it requires more than one to be defined, it is formless and thus without beginning and end. And as it also requires more than one to read this, you are not reading it unless you believe there is more than that which is one and try to confirm it by imagining you are interacting with someone on Facebook or somewhere else believed to be separated from you.

But since believing or imagining something requires more than one and there is no more than that which is one, what and where you believe to be is nothing.


*) 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.