All experiences are make-believe

Science believes that no thought comes out of nothing. Yet, they cannot say where it comes from, and the reason is that all thoughts actually come from nothing. The experience of any thought as something is make-believe. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you experience reading something, you are hallucinating because reality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to be aware of anything. Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings do not correct this mistake by revealing oneness because that also calls for more than one. Instead, they point to the experiences of more than one as nothing, so the formlessness of oneness does not seem to be hidden by a fata morgana.

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The special self, which is an altered version of the basic self, is always looking for mistakes in the person it perceives to have become to correct them and thus appear in charge of itself. On the other hand, the basic self does not consider itself to be in charge of anything. Instead, it is a servant of everything because it is adjusted to the flow of thoughts coming from the brain, which does not know about personal preferences but what is in the best interest of the whole.

If the special self has a personality of a faultfinder, every mistake it finds makes it angry, whereas the basic self gets happy because that fulfils its function.

Perceiving the flow of thoughts as ´it is what it is´ does not mean that you stop being a faultfinder if that is how the brain has made your personality. But it means that finding faults makes you happy because doing so fulfil your nature.

However, this is not the case for the special self happy. It has removed itself from its basic nature as a servant of the brain and instead performs as its master. Therefore, as it is supposed to make things work, flaws make it feel guilty for having failed. Still, it likes feeling this because it confirms that it is essential and can make a difference.

And it reckons that this prestige will bring about mature happiness and not the childish kind that it perceives the basic self gets from by the brain from serving it.

Read more about the perception in hack #4.2 The brain´s script, and how to perceive it to feel happy.

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When you suppress the feelings you perceive to be wrong, those seen as right are excluded as well because everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. Since you always look for approval and that couples with shame, you do not suppress that. Hence you cannot help but feel the shame of being a suppressor.

To not really feel like a suppressor, you project the feeling partially on others, such as your father or boss. But doing so, their approval only seems to be partial. Thus you feel, you are not good enough. However, if perceiving that as ´it is what is,´ you feel good enough. Thus you do not have to blame somebody for being wrong to feel right.

The more you suppress, the less complete you feel. Unfortunately, you will probably conclude more feelings need to be banned for you to feel good. And on it goes, until you are so fed up of not being good enough that you do not try to become better but have the unedited frustration ignite a take-off to the empty breath that wipes your slate clean. Hence, you perceive everything as ´it is what it is,´ and thus are equally entertained by so-called bad things as god ones.

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The world of the basic self is not without sadness, but as that and happiness are like two sides of the same coin, you cannot be sad without being happy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius nature is to not exclude but include, so since the special self is made by excluding what is judged to be wrong in the basic self, he cannot perceive himself as special. Yet he can simulate being that by imitating the behaviour of the special self, which is to always be and have more – just like he can simulate to be someone in the game of Monopoly as if he wants to grab everything from everyone.

At times he is so successful in doing this that he starts to believe he is special and thus feels as confused as those considering themselves unique.

But since he does not exclude feeling confused, its chaotic energy is free to ignite a take-off to the empty breath, so he again is indifferent to what and where he seems to be and as nobody can pretend to be somebody. Read more about that in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive. And check out hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing to learn how to ignite a take-off to the empty breath.

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Since the basic self is not exclusive but inclusive, and since everything in a world of duality comes in pairs, the inclusion of happiness contains sadness and vice versa. Feeling unhappy, therefore, is not a clear-cut state of unhappiness. It is more like feeling happy/sad.

However, the special self is not inclusive but exclusive, so it cannot feel sadness and happiness simultaneously. Nor is it able to feel any of those emotions specifically because it suppresses unhappiness to feel happy. Therefore, as there is no sadness to define happiness, what it believes in feeling is imagined. The special self does not know this because it is so used to replace what it feels with mental explanations about it.

If the intensity of a feeling manages to surpass its theories, the special self is devastated. Yet that is nothing compared to the annihilation it faces by experiencing happiness and sadness simultaneously because when two opposing feelings meet, they cancel out each other (read more about that here). Thus there is nothing left but emptiness, which to the special self is depressing and to the basic one pure bliss (see hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone).

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There is no moment without the past and the future. To keep the balance on a wheel like in this photo, you must be in contact with both. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Happiness is a mechanical product of the brain, which needs to be counteracted with sadness for you to know whether you are happy or not. This is the way of duality, and ultimately speaking, there is no solution to this constant interaction of opposites other than having the belief in duality undone. This, however, does not result in something because in non-duality, there is no more than that which is one, and it takes more than one to get a result.

As it also takes more than one to experience being someone, what you experience is not in non-duality or anywhere else because non-duality is formless and therefore endless. Consequently, being someone who experiences something is a fantasy. Should you want to go on fantasising about duality but not being burdened by it, you stay true to the pairs of duality. In other words, if you do not divide sadness and happiness, you feel integrated when being happy/sad.

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When you watch a movie, your experience of it and what you think the participants are experiencing are fabricated by the brain. This is the same, no matter what and where and with whom you experience to be. Every experience, whether you or others seem to have it, is made by the brain from out of nothing as if it is something so that you appear to be someone definitive in the experience of a physical, spiritual or dream world.

Most are aware that the experience of being someone in a dream is an illusion since they are not there but in their beds. However, most are unaware that the same applies to the experience of being someone in a physical or spiritual world. That which is you is not there because it is no different from that which is one, and it takes more than one to be somewhere.

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The experiences the brain produces to make you feel that it is you who have them can, in many ways, be compared to the news that Facebook generates, especially for you. Based on the info Facebook has gathered about you, it collects what its artificial intelligence predicts you wish to see, regardless it is fake or not. However, unlike Facebook, the brain has all your info, so the experiences you get from it is based on you. Thus what you experience is what you are. This cannot be altered – only your perception of it.

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Whether living naked in the forest is an experience you are daydreaming of or actually have is the same to the brain because it does not differentiate between what you believe is real or imaginative. It makes all experiences from the same nothingness into something entertaining. This also applies to reading this. Nobody is doing that, as it requires more than one to do something, and there is no more than which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Yet, it is fun imagining to be someone having this experience when you live by the rules of duality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The brain does not differentiate between the experiences you believe in having when awake, asleep, watching a movie or meditating. Nor does it separate what you perceive to be your or others experience, or divide them into real or imaginary, authentic or fake, physical or spiritual. All the experiences are processed in one higgledy-piggledy by the very same organ in the brain.

Although fact and fabrication, negative and positive, real and imaginary, the writer and the reader of this article are opposing elements they are not meant to fight but define each other, so you really feel them. This does not mean the brain considers its experiences to be real. On the contrary, it is fully aware they have been rendered from nothing to look as if they are something. And so what? The purpose is to have fun and making you feel entertained by duality.

But just like the browser that generates the letters in this article does not know how you perceive them, the brain does not know that most divide its pairs of duality, so the opposing elements are not seen to be supporting but fighting each other. In other words, they think you have to get rid of hate to have love. But without hatred, you cannot feel loved. Thus you do not feel entertained but frustrated by duality.

The practical implication of this is that you do not have to avoid fantasies of something perceived as wrong because, as long as you do not mess up the pairs of duality, you feel entertained whether you fantasise about something or act it out. The basic self instinctively knows this, so it devotes itself to the fantasies popping up without holding back. Thus the brain feels grateful that you join a story it has made for your entertainment. See also Far from Home.

The above also means that even though you, due to the rules of society, or yourself, must hold back certain feelings of aggression and love, for example, you do not have to repress those feelings but can live them out in fantasies. This also applies to the feelings you in the past hid from your awareness by projecting them onto your body or others. Read more about that in hack #4.3 The unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection.

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The brain renders a world in which there appears to be somebody who can vouch for its authenticity. In return, the world seems to attest to the existence of the one making this confirmation. But It is all fiction, and so is the story about the brain making it because there is no more than that which is one, and it takes more than one to make or experience something. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self needs to be part of something important to not feel alone. Thus it checks all notification on Facebook and makes sure to like what its friends write so that it is going to like it and be liked by them, and they all are confirmed to be together in a group of extraordinary people. That is if you believe there is something in cyberspace.

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Consciousness is a fabrication of the brain done with the purpose of keeping you occupied with the awareness of something so that the nothingness of your existence is not exposed.

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You do not want to know, it is nobody but what you believe to be who deceives you into perceiving experiencing as real because knowing that would expose what you believe in being is nothing, so you are deceived by nobody.

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As most unconsciously sense that what and where they experience to be is an expression of thoughts, they assume they can manifest something from thoughts. But nobody has ever made a single thought themselves. They are all produced by the brain, and they do not manifest anything at all. What and where you believe in being is make-believe. Also that it is made by the brain or something else. Just like nobody is making a dream and there is not somebody in it at all.

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You are not reading this, and it has not been written. It is not possible because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Yet, it seems possible to believe there is more than that which is one. And since you appear to be reading and Alexius writing this, you and he are one in that belief. Thus to believe there is more than that which is one is a positive confirmation of oneness.

So even though the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one appears to hide that which is one, it does not deny it because this belief would not be possible without it since there is no more than that which is one.

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In a world where there seems to be more than one, you have to choose something if you want to uphold the belief that there is more than than that which is one. Thus choosing not to choose something, the belief falls apart. This might be easier to choose if you stick to being the basic self as it houses in so much happiness that sooner or later you forget to choose.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.