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 what the person is like, your experience seems genuine. But if you do not focus, you will not experience anything definable in this image that can define you as someone. And so you are well on your way back to that which is one because there is nobody in the picture – nor are you somebody looking at it, since it takes more than one to do so, and there is no more than that which is one. 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 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.

Have you tried sitting in a bathtub and imagined that the glimpses in the drops of the steam coming up from it is made up hidden world? Or have you looked at a painting of persons and sensed their emotions? What you perceive to be there is make-believe because there is nobody in a picture, nor in the world, you fantasised in the steam from the bathtub. Nevertheless, imagination can make it appear as if something is going on in a lifeless painting or a stream of heat.

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

Depending on the thoughts projected onto the persons appearing to be in a painting, you will experience them to feel good or bad. And if you sense this experience comes back to you from them and not you, it feels like the people in the painting are alive.

By adding more thoughts to your story – for example, that the persons are coming from the heart – you feel good vibes come from outside of you. And so you seem to have a loving connection with someone that is not you. But it is a fantasy. There is nobody but you. And that is also a fantasy because, without somebody to define you, you are nothing.

This illustrates that what and where you experience in being is made from fragments of things you imagine to see outside of oneness. It does not explain everything, though. Who is it that sees something, and is it possible to see anything when there is no more than that which is one?

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

But since this is not possible, nobody is having the experience of a world outside of themselves, neither inside. Yet, that which is not possible in reality can seem likely in a fairy tale. It is not possible, though, to logically explain how something is possible in the world of a fairy tale because there is no reasonable way to describe something that is not genuine. If there were, the fairytale would be authentic.

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.

That is why so many like to ask, Who am I? They reckon the question proves there is an answer which will establish they exist. But that is just as crazy as to ask who is the writer of this article and then start looking for the writer 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.

So there we are – or at least we appear to be in a fairy tale of a world where there seems to be more than one. What to do about it? Doing nothing is the way out because doing something is what makes you appear to be there.

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 that since the brain is the writer of the tale, you accept the brain as the director. It automatically keeps the body in order, so it feels fine being linked with the brain. But, on the other hand, your attempts to make it more perfect or pure through fitness and yoga makes it confused.

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.

A woman wants to look perfect, and a man wants to be seen with the ideal woman. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The belief that you can project your ideas of perfection onto the body comes from your misperception of the experiences produced by the brain. They may give you the impression that you must get rid of orange peel, obtain six-packs, and other things that go against the body’s natural order. Therefore, you make it easier for the body – and yourself since you believe in being inside it – if you do not project your ideas onto the body but keep them in the mental sphere, where they quickly disappear, as their nature is fleeting.

Going along with this natural division of psychological and physical issues, they can function on their own terms as they were meant to do. The acknowledgement of the psychological and physical reality as separate systems that work independently is also very helpful regarding departing the tale of being someone substantial in a tangible world. In other words, by keeping the physical and mental reality separated, your time in the story of a tangible world feels better, and you can leave it without clinging onto the body.

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.

PART 2:
In the mental and/or emotional sphere, you perceive yourself as someone definitive 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 in a world defined by time and space.

Yet, it is pain that makes you appear to be someone in a material world. When you pinch yourself to discover whether you are dreaming or not, it is the experience of pain that makes you feel alive as 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 appears to be more real when the projection, eventually, seems to cause physical discomfort.

Having established yourself and like-minded as good and others as bad, you live in constant fear of attack from those you judged as evil. Hence you turn the body into a weapon of defence or attack by either keeping your shoulders deadlocked in a backwards or forward position (respectively an attack or defence attitude).

Since the muscles, therefore, become inflexible and eventually start to ache, you have actually used the body to attack yourself. But you fear loosing the control if you relax, so you continue the self-destructive behavior.

The solution is to acknowledge, you are fucked up because you have chosen so. Therefore, as the body is not to blame for your fear and anger, it relaxes. Nor is the body to blame for feeling troubled when you get old. The body does its best but you have conditioned yourself to expect it will always be perfect.

A way to keep unwanted feelings hidden inside the body is to hold the mouth closed, so no unpleasant feelings slip out. But you cannot selectively exclude one kind of feeling. The exclusion of a specific emotion rubs off on the others, so the more a feeling is denied from your awareness by projecting it onto the body, the more it is experienced as tense and the less alive you feel. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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. Therefore, your body turns into a weapon of defence or attack against the world. To effectuate this, you keep the shoulders pushed forward into a position of defence or pushed back into a place of constant readiness to attack.

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

However, women tend to allow the body´s flow of emotions to reach the brain. But they prevent the feelings it processes from being expressed by replacing them with a mental story where the woman is the one who understands feelings the best, both her own and others. Her made-up insight she uses to manipulate others into acknowledging her as unique.

Men, generally, also want to be acknowledged as special. They simply prevent the body´s flow of emotions from reaching the brain. Thus they can make up a story where they, like a hero, do the right thing regardless of their feelings. Their approach mostly stiffens the left side of the body, whereas the woman´s approach stiffens the right side. But whether it is the incoming or outcoming flow of feelings that are held back, the resulting blockage, especially in the shoulders or neck, shorten and/or extend the muscles, so the natural flow in the body is destroyed.

There are many ideas of restoring the body´s flow, but since the cause of the disruption, in this case, is in the mental sphere, attending to heal the symptoms in the body does not help. To solve the problem, it must be faced where it is made, namely in the mental and/or emotional sphere in which there is a basic notion of not being good enough as you are.

Just like you love to hear music coming out of the speakers, although it is not real, the brain loves to see you as something, although it has made you out of 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 something else than the brain has created. Accepting what you experience to be is developed by the brain, you feel cherished because the brain loves its creations. xxxxxxxxxxx

You cannot feel that, though, if you keep on filtering the feelings you receive and/or give to make it look like you get what you expect, for example disappointment for being let you down. If not filtering what you get and/or giving and perceiving that as ´it is what it is´* to be abandoned feels just as entertaining as to be supported. Therefore, since no feeling needs to be escaped, you do not feel stressed but relaxed, regardless of what you get and/or give.

The only thing that will heal the pain in the mental sphere is the undoing of the sick belief that you are someone definitive. However, this healing most wants to avoid because it lays bare you are nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

As there is also a nagging feeling of being nothing, you wonder how you can ever be loved? Because you are nothing. Only that which is not real can be loved because it takes more than one to love or be loved, and reality is that which is one. So just like you love to hear music coming out of the speakers, although it is not real, the brain loves to see you as something, although it has made you out of nothing. Read more about that in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

Perceiving to be rejected or misunderstood is often a way to justify being depressed or angry and thus to suppress that it is your choice to be so. This is not to say that you should stop that or anything else but that if everything is perceived as it is what it is*, you have nothing to be depressed or angry about.

You will not feel loved, though, if you keep on filtering the feelings you receive and/or release to make it look like you get what you expect, for example disappointment for being let you down. If not filtering what you get and/or giving and perceiving that as ´it is what it is´* to be abandoned feels just as entertaining as to be supported. Therefore, since no feeling needs to be escaped, you do not feel stressed but relaxed, regardless of what you get and/or give.

This does not mean that common sense should be set apart. For example, you may find that it is best not to express your deepest feelings to your boss. But just like you keep wearing an oversized sweater in the wintertime, even though you feel like wearing something lighter, there is no need to suppress the light feeling.

Nor should common sense be set aside in regards to the damage that has been caused in the body by the suppressed feelings. Apart from feeling them, you most likely need to stretch the shortened muscles in the body. You can, for example, soften them with far-infrared heating pads from UTK, give them massage them with the help of Blackroll and energise them by Nordic Walking. This may also make it easier to be with feelings as they are. 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.

It is not likely that the physical symptoms caused by suppressed thoughts and feelings will ever be entirely fixed. But since these thoughts and feelings can be brought to light, their leftover material effect is perceived like the basic self would do, namely as ´it is what it is.´*

Should you, by the way, have distanced yourself so much from the thoughts and feelings you cut off from the awareness in the past and, therefore, cannot bring them back to the mental and/or emotional sphere where they are made, you can, instead, get them back in one trunk by feeling the discomfort of the strained parts in the body that the suppression of them have caused.

Doing that, without justifying the displeasure, it will eventually be replaced by pleasure. Until then, however, you will probably feel that this is the end of you. No worries. The only thing that ends is the unique image of yourself that you have worked so hard to keep together.

Facing the sum of mental and/or emotional discomfort in the above way is, of course, much quicker than facing one thought or feeling after the other. Even faster, though, is the enlightenment of that which is one because it erases all experiences – also to be someone. See hack #6.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one.

The other duality hacks do the same but over time. Thus you can enjoy the belief in being someone definitive while slowly but surely having it undone. Hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing gives you a taste of how it is to be indifferent to this belief by bringing you into a state of not-knowing and shortly afterwards return you to the consciousness of being someone definitive, but with the memory of that being nothing, so you experience to be in the world but not of it.

This is until that memory takes over completely, so you no more seem to be somebody who can hide there is nothing but the formlessness of oneness. See hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.


*) Read about this perception in hack #4.2 Being a self or no-self.


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 will be continuously updated.

 

 

The solution is to acknowledge, you are fucked up because you have chosen that. Therefore, as you have taken responsibility for your worries, the body is not to blame. Thus it relaxes.

 

To achieve this most either block the body´s flow of emotions from reaching the brain or the flow of the processed emotions from leaving the brain. In general, a woman does not prevent the incoming flow of feelings from being processed by the brain, but instead, she prevents the feelings it processes from being expressed by replacing them with a mental story where she is an expert in feelings. Therefore, she shows off as she knows what she and others feel. Her made-up insight, she uses to manipulate somebody into acknowledging her as unique.

where she has the power to choose what, when and how much she wants to communicate, and thereby able to manipulate somebody into serving them.

do the same as a woman and for the same purpose, but in the case of men, it is instead the incoming flow of feelings they prevent from being processed by the brain.

 

 

The belief that you can project your ideas of perfection onto the body comes from your misperception of the experiences produced by the brain. They may give you the impression that you must get rid of orange peel, obtain six-packs, and other things that go against the body’s natural order. Therefore, you make it easier for the body – and yourself as well since you believe in residing there – if you do not project thoughts onto the body but keep them in the mental sphere where they quickly disappear because the. Doing that, you keep the physical and psychological reality separated so they each can function on their own terms. Therefore, as the biological system is free from your tyranny, it can do what it is made to do, namely to take care of bodily and not mental stuff.

 

In a world defined by time and space, everything travels in time. It takes, for example, eight minutes for the light of the sun to reach the Earth. So likewise, when the body has been set free, it takes time to register it.

Nothing seems like a lot, when there is no need to be and have anything, as before there appeared to be something, there was nothing.

Thus the reflex to stop the natural flow so you can be in control may still prevail. But if you acknowledge you are mistaken doing that, you set the biological system free to decide for you. And it 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.

Comments

  1. Alex….
    Do I have to repeat it?
    I like your posts …. and you :)

    And again, I wrote a similar text in Dutch….

    John (Jay) :)

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