+ The experiences you believe that others have are like those believed to be yours fabricated by the brain [draft]

Having established itself as someone in charge of its own life, the special self needs to meditate or something else that seems to make it able to control thoughts so it can fool itself into believing, that thoughts are not produced by the brain but itself.  Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self, which is an altered version of the basic self, is always looking for mistakes in what it perceives to have become so that it can correct them and therefore appear to be in charge of its own life. The basic self, on the other hand, does not consider itself as independent but a servant of the whole, because it is adjusted to flow of thoughts as it comes from the brain and it does not care for right and wrong but what is in the best 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 for what it is, does not mean that you stop being a faultfinder if that is an integrated part of the personality, the brain has fabricated for you. Instead, it means that finding faults makes you happy because doing so you fulfil your nature.

Since the special self has removed itself from its nature in an attempt not to be controlled by it but what it perceives to be, finding faults does not make it happy but guilty for not having prevented them. Yet it appreciates this because it despises what it perceives to be silly happiness of the basic self. Also, feeling guilty seems to confirm that it is special and capable of making a difference.

It is not aware though, that if it does not try to be special and make a difference, appearing to be someone is so effortless that silly happiness feels good enough.

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The special self keeps on looking for something that it can judge to be wrong and thus use to justify distancing itself from the moment as it is. The basic self may also have grievances, but it is not to distance itself from the present but to emphasise it. In the happiness that comes from not editing the moment, it is not possible to hold onto grievances.

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Avoiding what you fear, that which is one seems to also be shunned off because it takes more than one to avoid something.

Should you, on the other hand, be in the habit of going with the flow, fear will not seem to separate you from oneness but undo the belief in separation, because totally being in the flow of fear, you are not anything but that and thus nothing at all, since there is not something else to define you. Hence there does not appear to be something hiding, there is no more than that which is one.

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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 ongoing change of contrasts than having the belief in duality undone. That 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 be or have something.

As it also takes more than one to experience being someone, what you experience to be is no more. Should you want to prolong the experience of being someone but not being burdened by the nature of duality, you relate to the natural flow of thoughts as it comes from the brain without trying to alter it through a special perception of yours, because then sadness is just as entertaining as happiness.

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When you watch a movie, not only your experience of it but also what you experience the participants to experience is made up 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 amongst like-minded ones.

Most are aware that the experience of being someone in a dream is an illusion, as they are not there but in their beds. The same, however, 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 for you can, in many ways, be compared to the news that Facebook generates for you. Based on the info Facebook has gathered about you, it gives you what its artificial intelligence predicts you wish to see, regardless it is fake or not. Unlike Facebook, however, the brain has all your info but just like Facebook, what you get is based on what you have so what you see 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 off or actually is having is the same to the brain because it does not differentiate between what you believe is real or imaginative. It is the same nothingness that it fools you into experiencing as something. This also applies to the acknowledgement of this. There is nobody to be deceived and nothing to be acknowledged, as that requires more than one and there is no more than which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The brain processes all experiences in one higgledy-piggledy by the very same organ, because it does not differentiate between the experiences you believe in having when awake, at sleep, watching a movie or meditating. Nor does it separate what you perceive to be yours and others experience, or divide them into real or imaginary. Just like the way you perceive the difference between the letters in this article makes no difference to the browser that is generating them. It has absolutely no knowledge about what you perceive as fact or fabrication, negative or positive, real or imaginary, the writer or the reader.

The practical implication of this is that you do not have to avoid fantasies of for example sexual lust, power strivings, selfishness, greed, envy, anger, rage or something else you perceive to be wrong or unattainable, because for the brain it is the same whether you  indulge a fantasy or actually act it out, as both experiences are processed by the same organ. This the basic self instinctively knows, so without holding back, it devotes itself to the fantasies popping up, and thus makes the brain happy by joining in one of its many fantasies. See also Far from Home.

The above also means that even though you do 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 live them out in fantasies. This also applies to whatever feelings you in the past may have hidden from your awareness in your body.

It is never too late to release the tension repressed feelings cause in the body by living them out in fantasy. Or if having suppressed them so much that you do not know what has caused the tension, you can live them out in fantasies of pain and imprisonment, for example. Just go with the flow of the it. The course of it does not matter, nor if it results in you or somebody being hurt in it. In fact, that may make you cry so much that the tension is released.

This does not make you feel more spiritual. On the contrary. Believing to be spiritual is a mistake because it takes more than one to be something and spirituality is that which is one. So having no bodily tensions makes you feel more as a separate physical being and as you, therefore, are in sync with your appearance as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, you feel happy. So happy, indeed, that you sooner or later does not care to uphold the belief that you are someone in such a world.

The special self, on the other hand, suppresses most fantasies as it seems politically incorrect to have them. But most of all because it is afraid of losing its control.

The special self, on the other hand, wants to perceive itself as spiritual because that seems to make it more special and to be living forever. Thus it suppresses everything that brings about a sense of being a limited physical being or shame of having politically incorrect fantasies, including those that otherwise could have set it free to enjoy being physical. The main reason, however, for not indulging it is fantasies is probably that it is afraid of losing control.

So whereas the basic self feels released by devoting itself to the fantasies popping up, the special self feels imprisoned from holding back – especially since it has done so many times by holding back the breath, that the tight up muscles this entails are making it impossible to have a full breath.

Read more about emotional tensions in the body in the hack No Body-Mind Connection, which you find in Extra Duality Hacks. Or check out the previous articles in this hack starting with The self is a construction of the brain which has a built-in consciousness that revolts against it by making a special perception of the self.

Fortunately, the duality hacks see everything as themselves and as they are nothing so is your tensions. Thus your problems will not hold back the duality hacks from undoing the belief that you are someone definitive if they are applied, which automatically happens the more you read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings.

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Feeling happy-sad. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You believe the experiences you seem to have proved there is more than one. But this only seems so because you are holding back. If not doing that but including everything as it is there is no sense of time and space and thus no separation to prove the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one.

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Since the basic self is not exclusive but inclusive, and since everything in a world of duality comes in pairs, black and white, for example, the inclusion of happiness contains sadness and vice versa. Feeling unhappy, therefore, is not a clear-cut state of sorrow. If you, for instance, feel depressed because your cat is dead, you are also in touch with the happiness you experienced when it was alive. In fact, happiness is the reason you feel sad.

This does not apply to the special self. It is not inclusive but exclusive, and therefore not able to feel sadness and happiness simultaneously. Nor is it able to feel any of those emotions on its own, because it suppresses sadness to feel happy, and happiness cannot be felt without it. The special self does not know, it has distanced itself from its feelings, because it has replaced them with speculative explanations of what and where it is.

Should the intensity of a feeling manage to surpass its speculations, 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 not something to define it as special, and that feels like the death to it.

The basic self does not have this problem because it does not exclude life from death. So if it fears death, it meets life as well, and since opposing elements cancel out each other when not kept apart, there is nothing left but emptiness, which is pure bliss. See hack #4.4 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

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Alexius nature is not to exclude but include, so since a special self is made by excluding what is judged to be wrong in the basic self, he is not able to perceive himself as special. Yet he can simulate that by imitating the behaviour of looking for something better – just like he can simulate to be someone in the world of Monopoly, who wants to grab everything for himself.

At times he is so successful in this, that he starts to believe he is special, and thus feels as confused as others believing this.

But since he does not exclude the confusion and its chaotic energy, it 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 #4.3 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing for how to ignite a take-off to the empty breath.

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The brain renders a world where there seems to be more than one from out of nothing, so there appears to be somebody to confirm the existence of its creation, that in return attest to the existence of the self that the brain also has created. That is all. There is nothing to learn when in sync with the brain. If not, learning never seems to end.

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You are not reading this, and it has been not 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 to be 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 that which is one since there is no more than that.

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Most are looking for something outside of themselves, love, massage or whatnot, to make them feel good,. But what they experience to be outside is made inside of them, namely in the brain, which does not differentiate between inside or outside, as there is nothing outside of it and thus nothing to define something inside of it.

Thus all the experiences that it produces does not seem tangible unless there is someone who believes in feeling them, and as what you appear to be also is made from out of nothing, you gladly confirm that the experiences produced by the brain are tangible because that seems to establish you as substantial.

That this is fantasy can only be exposed, if you are willing to have the belief in being someone undone. If not having this willingness, keep reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. They do not have something that will save you, because it takes more than one to have something and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. As they, therefore, do not result in something but nothing, they automatically hack the belief in being something.

Hack #5-7.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one does that once and for all. The hack you are reading, hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one, is not about undoing the belief in being something but in being special, so you do not have to be afraid someone sees how fragile your special image is.

Not being afraid of that you are free to apply more of the duality hacks, so the experiences produced by the brain of being someone substantial in a tangible world are not confirmed as real and you, therefore, enter the bliss of not-knowing.

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As most unconsciously sense that what and where they experience to be is a manifestation of thoughts, they assume they can manifest thoughts themselves as well. But nobody has made a single thought of their own. They are all produced by the brain. It is in charge of what and where we experience to be.

The brain, however, is not in charge of that which we are, because it is not anywhere since it is that which is one, and it takes more than one to be somewhere. Yet, as it is formless and therefore endless, it is everywhere.

Consequently, both the experience of being someone substantial in a tangible world and the explanation that the brain is fabricating it is a deception, and so is that somebody is being deceived by somebody. Just like nobody is deceiving anybody in a dream because there is not somebody in it and nobody is making it.

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


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.