(NOT) ROG ++ The brain renders a basic self with a consciousness that turns against it by making a special self

As all experiences are make-believe, the brain uses the same organ to process all of them, regardless you perceive them to be real or imaginary, spiritual or physical, yours or others. So if you devote yourself to its stories, for example a story of eating lots of cake, the brain has had its thrill and therefore sees no reason to ´really´do it.   Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Even though the fake experience of you as someone substantial in a tangible world is fabricated by the brain, it is not your enemy. On the contrary, it just wants to make you feel good, so if that is not how you feel, you most likely have disassociated yourself from the brain by insisting on your special perception of its script to be the truth. But as everything in your perception revolves around being special and that takes a lot of effort, you feel stressed.

Though you claim to be an independent being, you blame the brain for this, and meditate or force your body into strange positions to shut off the brain and establish yourself as the one in control because you believe that if everything is handled by yourself, your frustration will be replaced by fulfilment.

The rejection of some or all thoughts, however, as if they are the root of all evil, does not entail completion but loss. If you, on the other hand, perceive all thoughts as if they are presents from the brain, they will not seem to cause loss, neither abundance, but the quiet happiness that comes from being in sync with the stream of thoughts produced by the brain. This stream does not only constitute what you appear to be but also what you seem to experience, because what and where you experience to be is a construction of thoughts set up by the brain.

All experiences of you and others are made by the brain. And since they are stored there as memories of you as someone substantial in a tangible world, the brain is you and vice versa.

To expand, the brain renders a self in which it installs a consciousness so the self can experience itself as substantial. To ratify this experience as real, the brain supplies the self with adventures of a tangible world that is outside of it, so the self appears to be someone there. Thus the brain is not only the same as what you experience to be but also the world that you experience to be outside of you.

You try to restrict the only friend you have, namely the brain, by dividing the thoughts it produces into good and bad, and then exclude the thoughts judged to be bad by projecting them onto others, as if they are caused by them and your life, therefore, seems to be an effect caused by others and not the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Ultimately speaking, of course, you are not the brain or anything else because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to be something. This article, however, is written within the context of the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. In other words, just like what you believe to be, it does not exist.

Metaphorically speaking, you should eat all thoughts with much pleasure, because they are just as sweet as you are.

Trying to change the self fabricated by the brain is like changing the colour of your hair. Though the new tone gives you another look, the original colour is unchanged.

Still, more or less everybody believes that painting their self with a new colour will make them better at getting more money, power, love, peace, silence or whatever they think is going to make them more appreciated.

Often this wish to change one’s self starts in the early childhood, where we learned that by shaping ourselves into somebody our parents considered as lovable, we would get more attention and thus a feeling of being loved. Hence most concluded, that by controlling themselves they can manipulate others to adore them.

Several events can have led to this conclusion. Maybe your parents tried to make you go to the toilet before you were ready for that. In the attempt to please them and not pee in your diaper, you decided to control your urination by tightening the muscles in the loin. But since this constriction of the muscles blocks the natural flow in the biological system, the communication between the body and the brain is disrupted.

As the brain, therefore, cannot use the biological system to heal the body, it tries itself to fix the blockage in the loin by balancing it with tensions in the shoulder, neck or jaw.

You cannot change the basic self that the brain has made – only your perception of it. That is why the rogue consciousness* of it in retrospect makes up stories in which everything seems to be going according to its plan – and if not, somebody else is to blame. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This, however, further disrupt the communication between the brain and the body, and no matter how much massage, for example, you get to ease the tension in the upper body, the stiffen loin will tighten it up again in an attempt to balance out the obstruction.

Thus you will never experience the healing, the natural flow of a biological system adequately hooked up with the brain induces. Instead, you experience the destruction a body disconnected from the brain, especially if you rather inflict it with your mental ideas of healing than correcting the problem where it is, namely in your perception of not being good enough. When the body is not used as a means to hide that, and therefore does not tighten up, the natural flow of the biological system takes care of it.

But since the script of the brain cannot merely, the exact same tensions in the loin would have occurred, whether you in your childhood perceived it was necessary to shape yourself to the likings of your parents or not. But had you perceived yourself to be OK, your perception would have been in sync with the script of the brain and the tension in the loin, therefore, would not be felt as psychosomatic but physical.

You cannot avoid events that seem to make you sad, but you can avoid interpreting that to be bad. This naturally occurs for the basic self, which has no need for special events to make it happy, as happiness is the essence of all experiences not interpreted with the purpose of making you stand out as special. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, the above explanation of cause and effect is not entirely correct. That applies to all explanations because it is not explainable that we appear to be somebody in a world where there seems to be more than one when there is no more than that which is one. Thus the explanations in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are only beneficial if used to expose that everything experienced is a fantasy made by the brain and that the perception of them most often is manipulated by the rogue consciousness of the self into something it judges to be better.

Consequently, this explanation is also fantasy and so is the idea that somebody is making or having it. Just like within the context of that fantasy, nobody is making or having a dream, because there is nothing in it.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is, therefore, not a new philosophy, that has the answers to the problems of the world or why and how we appear to be there as separated beings. There is no answer but that everything experienced is an illusion, as there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to have an experience as well as an answer.

So ultimately speaking, it does not matter if you follow the stream of thoughts coming from the brain to the basic self, or you perceive it in a way so that you appear to be a special self.

In this context, however, it is preferable to remain as the basic self because the stream of thoughts necessary to hold this self together is quite simple. Even if the version of your basic self is an academic one, you do not feel burdened by thoughts, because they do not doubt each other. But if they are perceived in such a way, so you appear to be special they seem to multiply and suspect each other. See To be in sync with the natural flow of thoughts.

As the perception of the special self, therefore, always consists of speedy thoughts, restlessly floating around, it concludes that it is better to get rid of them or at least slow them down via meditation or something else where it seems to be in control. The solution, however, is not to be in control but to endorse being controlled by the brain, which is done when the perception of the simple stream of thoughts coming from the brain reflects the perceiver as a servant and not a master.

There is no moment without the past and the future. In order to keep the balance on the wheel, you must be in contact with both. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To come back to the basic self appears to be the goal of many gurus. They seem to think, it is without ego and thus living in the now, coming from the heart and whatnot. And they are right in the assumption, it is without ego because it has no thoughts of itself. But it is not live in the now or come from anywhere else than the brain.

It does not know about living in the now or any other speculative states of mind. Like a self-driving car receives messages from The Cloud, the basic self receives messages from brain, which are based on the info received from the sensors of the body, pieced together in the way history shows the past is going to shape the future.

In other words, while believing to be someone in a fantasy of a world where there seems to be more than one, it feels better to perceive itself as a servant. Being at service for the brain all its thoughts seem to entertain you. It is also easier to have the belief in being someone in this fantasy undo when the thoughts making it up are not perceived as evil but good because then you do not spend time trying to escape or transform them, for example through special relationships, music, drugs, meditation, sex or no sex.

That being said, the willingness to have the belief in being someone definitive undone will make the duality hacks works while and after reading about them, so that is all that you need. The empty breath, for example, is a terrific hack if you perceive yourself in a way that seems to make thoughts disturbing. See hack #4.3 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

No matter what you believe to be, it is not so, as it takes more than one to believe something and there is no more than that which is one

The special self keeps coming back to Facebook or a similar media, where messages and likes seem to confirm its specialness because if it is not continually confirmed, it starts doubting itself and thus loses its sense in being someone who is in charge of itself, which it fears more than anything else. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What is believed to be the self is a construction of thoughts compiled by the brain in such a way, that it feels as if it is having a conscious experience of being someone substantial in a tangible world, although this experience just like the believer also is a construction of thoughts.

As nothing can be experienced without separation, every experience comes in pairs, for example, right and wrong. But if the consciousness of the self does not attempt to alter the thought construction by perceiving the self to be more special than others, separation is not seen as a means to be important, but simply to experience a world where there seems to be more than one.

In other words, when your perception is synchronised with the basic self, hate and negativity are not considered to be wrong, but something that the basic self needs to experience a world where there seems to be more than one.

But if the consciousness of the self has gone rogue and made a special perception of the basic self, so it does not seem to serve the brain but itself, the brain is deemed to be a disturbing element, and the apparent difference between that and the new self is used to condemn the brain and praise the new self as special. But what the special self blames the brain for is its own inadequacy. Thus its condemnation of the brain is the damnation of itself.

This article does not attempt to make a comprehensive description of the special self. It is not necessary, because the world consists mostly of special selves, who consider themselves to be better than others or is gonna be so in the future.

If you want to know how the special self works, you can, therefore, just look at look at how you perceive the world, as that is how you justify to be special. Read more about that here.

No matter what you believe to be, you are mistaken, because it takes more than one to believe something and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

That is why being special feels depressing and being basic comforting. The latter hardly anybody knows about, and if they accidentally, through mindfulness or something similar meant to make them more special, discard the perception making up the special self so that it does not appear to alter the basic self, they feel humiliated and reduced to a servant with no will of its own. Were they not so eager, however, to make a difference, they would discover the satisfaction of being a servant.

That being said, please remember that there is no self at all, and thus nobody to read and remember this, because it takes more than one to do something and there is no more than that which is one. 

Believing you are a substantial being in a world where there seems to be more than one, because you feel your body, for example, is as foolish as to assume you are someone in a video game, because of the responses it seems to produce.

So if there is an experience of being someone who reads this, it is because there is a need to believe so, as that seems to confirm it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. But appearing as someone could also be pretence, just like one pretends to be someone in the virtual world of a video game or a roleplay. Read more about that in hack #1.4 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

Collapse is inevitable if you believe to be someone definitive, but if not, the end is not something you try to survive. It is just like the end of dream, which is the end of nothing.

If it is all pretence, you will not feel stuck appearing to be someone definitive, because what you pretend to be you are not. Thus are free to leave the game of having a self whenever you want. No problem either, if you believe to be the basic self, as even though you may be stuck with that for a while, the self is scripted to end with the brain and return to the nothingness from where the brain conceived it. Hence there does not appear to be something hiding there never was or will be anything but the formlessness of oneness.

This does not apply to the special self. When the brain stops to function, so does the special self but because it avoids acknowledging that it is nothing, it seems to remain as something where there is nothing. That is unless one or more of the duality hacks are applied, so there is no belief in being something to hide there is not something in nothing.

*) Read more about the rogue consciousness of the basic self in Up and down is equally enjoyable for the basic self.

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.