BM1 +++The psychological and physical sphere does not mix [draft]

hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough

An ice-cream gives you a physical sensation, and you may forget your mental or emotional problems for a while, but they will not be solved. Mental or emotional problems must be dealt with in the non-physical sphere where they are made. Doing that does not necessarily result in a physical sensation because the psychological sphere does not interfere with the body unless you force it to do that. But it will result in a relaxed state of mind, so there is no need to project psychologic problems onto the body, wherefore it is free to take care of itself without being interrupted by mental ideas of how to be in balance or whatnot. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This aricle is, like most others in hack #4.3 To be a basic self without psychosomatic disorders, about the sicknesses caused in the body by the unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection where you are the perceived master of it – and how the body is healed when you step back from that belief and do inflict the body with mental ideas of being in balance, integrated with spirituality, and whatnot.

For years there has been a very unhealthy idea about uniting body, mind and soul with you being the master of it. This has done much harm to the body because it is a physical unit built to deal with physical matters and not mental, emotional or metaphysical ones.

It is an expert in dealing with physical problems, but mental, emotional or metaphysical issues that have been excluded from the awareness by hiding them in the body blocks its ability to heal itself. And it has no way to repair the resulting so-called psychosomatic problems.

Non-physical problems must be faced in the non-physical sphere where they originally are experienced to be disturbing. To do that, they need to be withdrawn from the body, which they automatically are when you feel them as they are without trying to justify, explain or correct them.

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Mental ideas of physical wellness cannot be used on the body, because mentality and physicality do not mix – just like a bikini, although it moves with the body wearing it, has no sense of the body. They are two separate things which each works on their own terms.

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The basic self knows the brain is the common factor in all experiences because they are made by it. Thus there is no need to unite anything. The special self, on the other hand, believes all experiences are created by itself and that it is independent of the brain, so it tries to control experiences, and as that is not possible since the brain is in charge of them, it makes a perception where everything not attesting to its independency is excluded and the rest united into an image of itself as unique. That is why it ends up having psychosomatic disorders.

Read more about the problems of the special self in hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.

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The body functions the best without mental or perceived spiritual ideas of balance, love and whatnot inflicted upon it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To uphold the image of itself as a positive person, the special self avoids the feelings that it perceives as negative by hiding them in the body. And to make sure nobody discovers it still contains these emotions – for example, sexual lust, power strivings, selfishness, greed, envy, anger and rage – it projects them onto the others.

But since everything in the script of the brain comes in pairs, it is not possible to experience positivity without negativity, and vice versa. Thus the suppression of negative emotions does not turn the special self into a positive person but someone living in denial and, therefore, out of sync with the script of the brain.

Read more about the script of the brain in hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.

If those feelings perceived as negative are not avoided, they do not seem to scare but assure you, because now they can be combined with their opposing feeling of positivity so that the two halves make a whole. And what is whole feels good. So does feeling happy/sad, which is the combo that may arise from having lost the interest in the former relations based on exclusion.

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If a body is intolerant to gluten, you do not help it by projecting mental concepts of mindfulness upon it, but to not eat gluten.

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Feelings that seem painful ore are politically incorrect are often projected onto obscure parts of the body, so they seem to be out-of-the-way. But later, sometimes years, the suppressed energy of these feelings causes parts of the body to be in pain, maybe the stomach is bloated, there is a pain in the back that has become stiff, or perhaps there is just general bodily discomfort. Such problems doctors have a hard time to diagnose, and even if they succeed in removing a symptom, the cause of the problem remains unsolved, and so a new symptom appears elsewhere in the body.

The body is built to heal physical illnesses, but not psychological problems projected onto it. They have to be dealt with where they are made, namely in the mental sphere, instead of denying them by projecting them onto the body.

In other words, when a psychological problem is not excluded from where it is made but fully included, it is healed. That is if it is not done in the attempt to experience a physical relief or sensation. If that is what you wish for, you should go to a fitness centre or attend to your body in other physical ways. If the healing of a psychological problem results in a relaxed body, it is not due to a connection between that and the body, but to the relief, it is for the body not to be inflicted with the psychological problem.

To fully include a psychological problem is not to understand the cause or pattern of it, nor anything else, but to psychologically be the problem because then there is nothing to exclude by hiding it in the body.*

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While appearing to be in a body enjoy the physical sensations from food, sex or other pleasurable things, but do not count on those bodily experiences for your emotional wellbeing. That will be all too exhausting for the body. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Willingness to feel the emotions that seem to scare us reveals that they are not something but nothing. Just like the sounds, you hear when walking on an empty street, do not scare you when you turn around because then you see the scaring sounds only come from the wind playing with the leaves.

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Being the basic self and thus having a happy life does not necessarily mean the body is perfect but that you feel good regardless of its condition because you perceive it as it is what it is. Read more about that here. Alexius body, for example, has chronic inflammation in the lungs and he has had several operations in the heart, although he never has been smoking and always been eating healthy and exercising. One leg is longer than the other, and one of his eyes hardly works. He has rhinitis, IBS and whatnot. The list goes on.

Most of the time, he does not try to change what cannot be altered. Sometimes, however, he turns into the special self in an attempt to make things better. But since this attempt is based on not feeling good enough as he is, frustration builds up until return to the perception of the basic self, namely it is what it is, and thus he feels good enough as he is.

This is not to say that you do not take care of the body when you rest in the basic self because regardless you appear to be the basic or special self, you are bound to follow the instructions of the brain, and it will most likely direct you to brush the teeth of the body, for example. The special self does not like to follow orders, so although it does as it is told, it covers that up by making a perception of it in which the body seems to be ruled by itself.

As this is out of sync with the script of the brain, this does not make the special self feel happy but rejected which it projects on the body, that does not know how to deal with it since it is made to deal with physicality only. Thus it turns into a psychosomatic disorder, that cannot be healed before the sick idea of a body and emotions can be mixed is healed, so the body is free to heal itself, and the emotional problem can be dismissed in the non-physical sphere where it was conceived.

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The special self believes everything would be so much better if others would listen to it and follow its lead. But it seldom has a solution to the things it points out as wrong – at least not one that can be implemented. This does not bother it, however, because its primary focus is to find faults in others so they can be blamed for having caused its negative feelings, and the special self, therefore, is disassociated from them.

Since blaming others for its negativity makes it feel guilty, it is relieved when someone is convicted for a crime as that makes it feel the guilty one has been found and it is off the hook. In other words, the way it has dissociated itself from what it feels has not been detected, so no reason to feel guilty for making others wrong in order to make itself look right.

The above should not be understood as the special self must stop excluding its feelings, because that would imply they are real, but that appearing to be someone would be more enjoyable if not being exclusive but inclusive.*


*) Hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is pure bliss is especially about inclusion versus exclusion.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, which is still in the process of being written.

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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