4.3 The psychological and physical sphere does not mix [draft]

If you concentrate a lot, you might sense something that appears to be a person in this image. And if you extend this experience by imagining how the person is, you seem to experience something real. But if you do not focus on seeing something specific, you will not experience anything definable in this image that can define you as someone definitive. Thus you are well on your way back to that which is one because there is nobody in the picture – nor are somebody looking at it. That requires more than one, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings in a particular order. But in the case of this article, you may benefit from having read hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy. It is about the perception ´it is what it is,´ and how it syncs you with the brain’s script, so you feel satisfied.

PREFACE:
In a world of duality, everything comes in pairs, such as physical and non-physical. The opposing elements in a pair have different functions that complement each other. For example, you cannot breathe out without breathing in and vice versa. Although it is unrealistic to mix the elements in the duality pairs, it is pretty common to believe that physical and non-physical issues can be integrated. However, this is like trying to blend breathing in and out. You fuck up everything.

That said since non-duality is formless and therefore endless, duality is a fantasy. Hence everything in a world of duality, regardless of appearing to be physical or not, is as airy as a dream. In other words, it is only within the context of duality that it seems something is substantial or unsubstantial. However, since you assume to be someone substantial who reads something intangible, you believe to be in a world of duality.

You cannot undo that belief if you do not live by the basic rule of duality, namely that everything comes in pairs and instead separate or combine the elements of the duality pairs. Therefore, this hack explores how to correct the mistake that physical and non-physical issues can be connected.

PART 1:
Have you tried sitting in a bathtub and imagined there is a hidden world in the drops of the steam coming up from the hot water? Or have you looked at a painting of persons and sensed their emotions? What you perceive to be there is make-believe because nobody is in a picture or in the steam from the bathtub. Nevertheless, imagination can make it appear like something is going on in a lifeless painting or a heat stream.

You cannot explain the world in this image because its elements are mixed in a way impossible except in fantasy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Depending on the thoughts projected onto the persons appearing to be in a painting, you will experience them negatively or positively. And if you sense this is caused by them and not you, it feels like the people in the painting are alive. But it is a fantasy. There is nobody but you. And that is also a fantasy because it takes more than one to be somewhere, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

This illustrates that what and where you experience being is made from fragments of things you imagine to see outside of oneness. It does not explain, though, who imagines seeing this? It is impossible because there is nothing outside of oneness since it is endless, nor is there something inside it, as that calls for more than one. Therefore, as nobody has the experience of something, there is no reasonable way to explain why somebody seems to be reading this. If there were, it would be authentic.

That is why so many like to ask, Who am I? They reckon their question proves there is an answer that establishes their existence. But this is just as crazy as to ask who the writer of this article is and assume the author exists in the article. There is nobody in it, neither in the world where you believe in being because reality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to be somewhere.

But here we are – or appear to be – in a world where there seems to be more than one. What to do about it? Nothing because doing something is what makes you appear to be real.

The brain always chooses what is best for everybody because that is what you are since the experience of others is a fiction made in your brain.

This does not mean that you should not deal with the problems that seem to arise in a world where there seems to be more than one. But since the brain is the author of this fiction, it is the brain, not you, that does something if you accept it is in charge. The belief that you are the master and can make the body perfect comes from your misperception of the experiences produced by the brain. For example, you think you can get rid of orange peel, obtain six-packs, or something else that goes against the body’s nature.

Nevertheless, you make it easier for the body – and yourself since you believe in being inside it – if you do not project your ideas of perfection onto the body but keep them in the mental sphere in which thoughts are fleeting. Hence you do not feel the urge to manifest them. 

Acknowledging mental and physical reality as separate systems makes your appearance as someone substantial in a tangible world feels so pleasant that you can leave it without clinging to being someone there.

Allhough projections are not real, they appear to be if you hide their apparent effect is self-made. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Having denigrated others to feel good about yourself, you live in constant fear of attack from those you bad mouthed. Hence you turn the body into a weapon of defence or attack by respectively keeping your shoulders deadlocked in a backwards or forward position.

Since the muscles, therefore, become inflexible and eventually start to ache, you have actually used the body to attack yourself. The solution to this is to acknowledge, you have chosen this massacre on your body. By doing that, the body is not to blame. Thus it relaxes.

PART 2:
In the mental and/or emotional sphere, you perceive yourself as someone in a body defined by time and space. But as that which is you is formless, and therefore without beginning and end, it is painful to be reduced to someone with a beginning and an end.

Yet, it is pain that makes you appear as you are someone in a material world. When you pinch yourself to determine whether you are dreaming or not, the experience of pain makes you decide to be someone substantial in a tangible world.

Since feeling alive, therefore, is bracket together with being in pain, you need to suffer. And since your sole existence as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is based on the denial of the formlessness of oneness, denial is also what you resort to in making the pain bearable. You simply turn down the worst part of it, namely the psychological distress, by projecting it onto the body. As a side effect, that appears to be more real when the projection, eventually, seems to cause physical discomfort.

At that point, you have forgotten that the pain in the body is caused by yourself, so you choose to blame something outside of you for the discomfort. Thus your body turns into a weapon of defence or attack against the world. To effectuate this, you keep the shoulders pushed forward into a defensive position or pushed back into a place of constant readiness to attack.

The tightened body makes you feel safer and as if you are in control. Especially if you push one of the shoulders upwards to further constrict that area. This prevents the signals in the body from passing through the blockage to the brain. Therefore, as it cannot process them, you can mentally explain them, which seems less frightening than feeling them.

Women tend to allow the body´s flow of emotions to reach the brain. But they prevent the expression of feelings processed by the brain by replacing them with a mental story in which a woman knows the most about feelings, both her own and others. Her made-up insight she uses to manipulate others into acknowledging her as a unique and caring person.

A way to keep unwanted feelings hidden inside the body is to hold the mouth closed, even when you smile. Thus no unpleasant emotion slip out. However, you cannot selectively exclude one feeling. In a world of duality, they always come in pairs. So if you exclude hate, love is also excluded. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Men, generally, also want to be acknowledged as unique. To achieve that, they prevent the body´s flow of emotions from reaching the brain. Thus men can make up a story where they, like a hero, do the right thing regardless of feelings. Unfortunately, this way of hiding their feelings mostly stiffens the left side of the body, whereas the woman´s approach hardens the right side. There are many ideas to restore the body´s flow. But since the disruption is caused by the idea that you can control your appearance, the problem is not in the body but the mental sphere, where there is a basic notion of not being good enough as you are.

The brain loves when its experiences make you believe you are something, so you do not discover what you experience in being is fantasy it has made from nothing. Read more about that in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

This is a misunderstanding based on the perception that you are not the person the brain has created. However, accepting that the person you experience to be is developed by the brain, you feel cherished because the brain loves its creations.

This acceptance comes from not suppressing your reaction to what you believe in being. Thus it can be perceived as ´it is what it is,´ which reveals that if your response is feeling abandoned, it is complemented with being supported because everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. Therefore, you feel complete as you are.

Therefore, as you do not need to interfere with the body’s flow of feelings, it can communicate with the brain, which knows how to heal the problems you have caused in the body. However, this does not mean you disregard common sense. Instead of interfering with the body, you can assist it by softening it via far-infrared heating pads, give it massage them with the help of Blackroll and energise it by Nordic Walking. To ensure there are no serious problems with internal organs, you may have to consult a qualified physician. Read more about taking care of the body here.

Maybe the physical symptoms caused by your misuse of the body will never be entirely fixed. But if the remaining problems are perceived like the basic self would do, namely as ´it is what it is,´ you do not experience these limitations as something to prevent you from feeling complete. Thus you can enjoy the belief in being someone definitive while slowly but surely having it undone.

A circle and a square cannot be mixed, nor can the psychological and physical domain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
To distract yourself from experiencing anger as an emotion you have, it is excluded from your awareness by dumping it in the body’s darkness – at least, that is how a psychologist explains it. But immaterial issues cannot be hidden in something material. So what really happened is that you combined the psychological pain with how you felt a vulnerable spot in the back, for example.

When you once have concluded your anxiety is caused by physical pain, you by reflex look for the same connection every time you are worried. Hence you automatically search the body for a flaw that can explain you feel worried. That is until you do not try to explain away your worries, but perceive them as ´it is what it is.´

This reveals they are in a constant interaction with calmness, so they can define each other. Therefore, since you cannot feel worried without being calm and vice versa, they confirm each other. Hence there is no need to get rid of your worries to feel calm.

So since the irritation coming from the psychological problem is experienced to be the same as the discomfort coming from a physical issue in the back, the psychological problem seems to have disappeared. That is why you, hereafter, automatically combine an immaterial problem with a material one to make it go away.

The obsession with the look and performance you expect from the body causes much trouble. If you want to be free from that, the belief that you are someone in a body must be undone. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

However, this fusion is an illusion because a psychological issue cannot be combined with a physical one. Thus, its perceived result, namely a psychosomatic disorder, is impossible to heal it is seen as two problems. A psychological one that is felt as anxiety for something weird and diffused. And a physical problem experienced as more straightforward and matter-of-fact.

Do not try to analyse or understand those two feelings. Instead, start off by experiencing your emotional issue unedited and then perceive your reaction to that as ´it is what it is.´ This takes the edge of the psychological problem. Thus there is nothing unpleasant you want to hide by combining it with the experience of physical pain.

Therefore, since the body does not feel attacked by something non-physical, it does not need to defend itself by attacking this and that. Instead, it uses its energy on fixing physical problems. Be aware, this is not the function of Alexius´ Duality Hacks. They do not heal the body but the sick belief that someone is in it.

But even though Alexius´ Duality Hacks ´only´ heal the belief that you are someone in a body, having that belief undone, ever so slightly, you do not feel to interfere with the body’s ways. Instead, you want to assist it like you support a car with electricity and send it to the garage for a checkup once in a while. In other words, regarding an imagined physical/psychological combo, you may call for professional assistance to solve the material part of it.

In the case of Alexius, he uses nootropics to assist the brain and Blackroll and far-infrared heating pads in supporting his body. This is not to say you should do the same. Bodies are different, so your body may ask for something else. If in doubt, consult a health care professional.

The body is experienced more substantial when you project psychological issues on it, whereas witout those projection it is experienced as transparen. Hence it is neither seen as bad nor good but as ´it is what it is.´ The makes you feel free and not constraint like when the body is seen as a manifestation of your unbodied issues.

However, in both cases, the body remains the same because psychological projections do not change the body – only the mental sphere where they are conceived.

If pain in the mind is not denied the words that seems to cause the pain cannot hurt, but words projected onto the body – your own or somebody else´s – seems to be able to hurt and confirm the believe, that you are a person to be defined by time and space.

Feelings or thoughts you do not like, you hide from your awareness by imagining they can be dumped in the body. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

APPENDIX:
As a metaphor for the bodily and the mental sphere, think of a movie you watch on your screen. Everything in the film is a simulation of the physical world and only that. The mental sphere cannot be seen. It is something you add yourself to the movie. Yet, it does not change anything but your perception of it.

The same applies to the world where we appear to be. It consists solely of matter, and so do you. But contrary to a body in a movie, your body has feelings. But only physical ones. If there seem to be psychological feelings in it, you have projected them onto the body to make it appear more important or to the emotions more substantial. It could also be that you want to hide psychological issues from your awareness behind something physical.

But just like nothing changes in a movie, regardless of what you project onto it, nothing is transformed in your body when you project non-bodily issues on it. It only seems so when you imagine it in the mental sphere.

Please be aware, this metaphor is made within the reality of duality. In non-duality, there is nothing tangible or intangible because there is no division like there appear to be in a world of duality. However, appearing to be in such a world, you must play the game of duality if you want to end it. This does not mean you have to understand it or make an effort, like in a board game you simply move by the dice. The meaning you assign to the result is perceived as ´it is what it is.´ Therefore, since it turns out to be twofold, you are in sync with duality.


NOTE: The article is part of hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues. It is a rough draft that continuously is updated.

 

To exist is an illusion because it requires more than one to be conscious about something and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

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