BM The fake link between immateriality and materiality [DRAFT]

Those who think their body should be transformed and become more spiritual needs to be more physical. The body is solely material. Hence it cannot be mixed with something immaterial. Consequently, the body-mind connection is a fantasy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Thanks for passing by. Alexius is still in the process of exploring how to communicate this hack. Hence, you might be better off reading another one. But you are, of course, welcome to take your chances.

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In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings in a particular order. But in the case of hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, you may benefit from reading about the perception ´it is what it is.´ It makes you in tune with the brain’s script, so you feel satisfied. See hack #4.2 Being a self or no-self.

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The assumed link between a problem in the psyche and the body, or vice versa, is a fata morgana. Materiality and immateriality do not mix. Hence there is no psychosomatic disorder to heal but physical and psychological issues that must be dealt with in a material and immaterial way. This is a process over time. But it can be shortened by perceiving your opinion about the psychosomatic disorder as ´it is what it is

The different ways to undo the belief in a body-mind connection we explore in this hack. But as always, in the case of a world where there seems to be more than one, it could have been covered more thoroughly. However, the purpose of Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is not to present a complete explanation of how and why we appear to be somebody in a world where there seems to be more than one because we are not there or anywhere else, as it takes more than one to be somewhere, and there is no more than that which is one.

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To turn the basic self into a special one, everything judged as embarrassing you exclude from the perception of yourself. The banned thoughts and feelings you hide from the awareness by combining them with physical feelings coming from weak or deformed parts of the body. Hence psychological feelings in the future are experienced as physical sensations. So when a suppressed psychological issue is triggered, you are not aware of it because you think your experience is physical.

No matter what medicine you take or diet you follow to stop the discomfort in the body, an abstract feeling of pain remains, namely the psychological issue hidden in the physical experience of the body. This pain comes from the psyche, and it does not go away before it is dealt with in an immaterial way.

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How can you claim to do things in your own way when you do not know who you are? Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Imagining that the body is a product of how you perceive the world or of something spiritual is like thinking that there is a connection between the body and the clothes that follow it where it goes. The clothes have no love or anything else to give the body and vice versa. The clothes and the body are not communicating with each other at all. Likewise, you are not connected with the body, although you believe in using it. It is governed by the brain, and so are you.

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When you think you are in control, you are under enormous pressure because you must always look for thoughts that you can use to compose a perception of your experiences, which seems to prove that you, and not the brain, control what you do.

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The body, like everything else experienced, is a construction of thoughts. Nevertheless, it has been made to interact with structures that, just like itself, appear to be material. That is why it interprets attempts to integrate it with non-physical feelings and ideas of spirituality as an attack that it has to defend itself against.

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To think that you can hide unpleasant feelings in the body is like thinking that you can hide them in a wall. Emotions are immaterial, so it is not possible to bury them in something that is material. It is, however, possible to believe this can be done. And if you do that, you will look at the body or wall as if there are hidden problems in it, even though they consist of nothing but material elements, and the hidden issues are in your perception of them.

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You will never find anything physical in the digital world. It is solely digital. Likewise, you will never find something physical in the psychological sphere or vice versa. That is why the concept of a body-mind connection is a scam.

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Non-physical feelings are fleeting, so if you want to make them last, you must combine them with something more lasting, like physical feelings. Immateriality and materiality, however, do not mix, so the combination of them is purely speculative. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The nature of non-physical feelings are fleeting, so if you experience a specific one to be sticky, it is not the work of theirs but of yours. It is you who does not want it to pass. For some reason, you need to make it last. It can be love, hate or any other feeling that seem to return again and again. You achieve this by combining the emotion you want to last with a part of the body.

If it is a specific love you want to last, you combine it with a pleasant physical feeling in the heart, for example. But if it is a particular memory of hate you want to hold onto, you link it with pain in the chest. However, those connection are not possible because feelings are abstract, and the body is concrete. Nevertheless, it is possible to conjure them up mentally so that every time you feel a specific kind of love, you think you feel something nice in the heart. And every time you feel hatred towards someone specific, you prolong it by sensing something weird in the chest.

Unfortunately, since one part of these feelings in the chest is suppressed, and the combination of physical and psychological issues is imaginative, as there is nothing immaterial in the chest, you have a problem in the body that cannot be addressed. That is until you split this psychosomatic disorder into a material and immaterial issue, so you can deal with each one on its own term. In this case, you confront why you have a need to prolong a specific feeling of love. You then consult a doctor, who may rule out the heart as the problem and suggest it is the muscles.

But most people do not want to wipe out the idea of a body-mind connection. On the contrary, they want to keep their imagined union of immaterial and material issues alive because then it seems possible to appear as if they have a feeling they do not have. Should it be questioned that they have this feeling, they can refer to the bodily symptoms they explain caused by that feeling. They love talking about body-mind connection because that makes it look like they control themselves, even though they do not even know who they are.

Should you want to undo the imagined combination of immateriality and materiality, a willingness to not remember what and where you believe to be is all that is required. Being nobody, there is no need to make feelings last so they can define you as somebody.

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When you have combined a psychological feeling with a physical one, you want this combo to hide or prolong the psychological feeling. Therefore, as you need the part of the body from where the physical feeling arises to remain as it is, you resist any attempt of healing this part. That is until you do not have a need to hide or prolong the psychological feeling you imagine to have hidden there and you. After that, you can deal with the psychological and physical issue on their own term.

Facing the psychological part of the psychosomatic combo takes no time because all psychological feelings are fleeting, so they pass on when you look at them. The physical part, you deal with by stepping back so the body can heal itself without having to live up to your theories of wellness and wholeness.

Should this split-up of a psychosomatic issue seem problematic, you perceive your reaction to a feeling in the body that seems not only factual but also abstract as ´it is what it is.´ This renders your response indefinable. Thus the body is set free to define the physical part of the combo on its term and heal in agreement with that. Since a psychological feeling only is sticky if manipulated into oblivion or something lasting, this part of the combo returns to its temporary nature and passes on when looked at.

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When we project the weaknesses of our personality onto the way we feel the vulnerable parts of the body, such as the stomach, our perceived flaws have been excluded from our awareness. That is how we fool ourselves to feel better. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

For years there has been an unhealthy idea about uniting body, mind and soul with you as the master of the combo. This approach has done much harm to the body. First of all, you are not the master of your appearance – only the perception of it. Secondly, the body is a physical unit built to deal with material matters and not mental, emotional or metaphysical ones. Like the digital media where you are reading, this is made to deal with the digital world and not the physical one.

You exclude from your awareness what you do not like about yourself by imagining you combine it with the feeling of a vulnerable part of the body. Thus your psychological problems seems to be hidden inside a bodily problem.

In other words, you cannot blend immateriality with materiality. However, you can imagine it, and that your psychological problems, therefore, can be hidden in the body. But it cannot see non-physical issues, so it feels attacked by your attempt to dump psychological problems in it. Hence it shoots off here and there, and you end up with psychosomatic disorders. They cannot be healed until you are willing to take the psychological issues back to the immaterial sphere, where they can be dealt with on their own term.

Doing that may at first seem like you are going insane or being tortured. No worries, as long as you do not edit the unpleasantness, it will not remain for long because the nature of unedited psychological feelings is to pass. Read more about this process in You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 1. Thus you do not have psychosomatic disorders anymore but physical issues. Fortunately, the body is an expert in dealing with physical problems. However, should it need assistance from a health care professional, it will let you know.

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Psychologically concepts of attaining physical wellness do not work because immateriality does not know the nature of materiality. Just like clothes on a body have no way of understanding what moves them. In other words, although the clothes on the body seem to be closely related, they cannot connect to each other.

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The idea of an ego is something we conjure up to explain, it is not our fault that we are not as we should be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When your reaction to something is sadness, and it is perceived as ´it is what it is,´ you also get gladness. First of all, because everything comes in pairs in a world of duality, but also because if something has not made you happy at some point, it cannot make you sad. For example, when your cat dies, your sadness is related to the many years of gladness you had when it was alive.

Should you, instead, make the perception ´I know what it is,´ you will not feel happy/sad because the sadness becomes sticky via the story you make to justify that ´I know what it is.´ If you succeed in making others believe your sad story, you have convinced yourself that you have been unjustly treated and, therefore, feel sad.

Since IBS is a sickness that cannot be measured physically, it is most likely caused by the psychologically problems that you have excluded from your awareness as yours by projecting them on the stomach.

But you feel numb and not sad. This feeling has been replaced by a rational expression about sadness that you can use to suppress the real feeling from your awareness by projecting it onto the darkness of the body, often in the stomach, where the repressed feeling, in an attempt to escape its imprisonment, causes a psychosomatic disorder like IBS.

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The brain is in charge. You can only do what it decides. This does not mean you cannot choose to go left or right, for example. But the brain has already scripted the subsequent events of your choice. However, you are free to choose how to interpret your response to the script. Unfortunately, most like to take a stand against the brain, so they decide their response is singular and not twofold. But since the brain is the maker of duality and operates in pairs, your singular opinion makes you feel left out.

In other words, if our reaction to something feels like love, you must include its buddy, hate, if you want to feel acknowledged. You get  twofoldness by perceiving your singular feeling, in this case, love, as ´it is what it is.´ This reveals that love is full of hate, and it is full of love. In this togetherness, you feel complete and thus cherished.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough. It is a rough draft that continuously is updated.