(+) To be in sync with the natural flow of thoughts

Just like a self-driving car does not consider its self to be real and thus not special, the basic self does not find itself to be independent, nor to be at one with everything but to be everything it is connected with. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The thoughts the basic self receives from the brain are tailored to fit its personality, and as that in the case of Alexius is a storeroom manager with an academic mind – read more about that here – he receives ideas that are good for organizing a shopping list, if that is the frequency of thoughts he is tuned into.

Thoughts come from different frequencies, so if It is ice cream he wants, the consciousness of the basic self automatically tune into the common frequency of that. In regards to Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, it steps asides until they have typed themselves, after which it tunes into the frequencies of writers to receive thoughts for fine tuning and proofreading the often somewhat chaotic non-teachings.

If those thoughts are not changed into something that seems more correct in regards to a specific concept, he is in alignment with the frequency the consciousness is tuned into and thus in sync with the script of the brain. Being in sync does not mean that he understands what is going on, nor that he is successful. In fact, it seems he was scripted to go bankrupt as a businessman, and so he did without understanding why.

In other words, the reward you get from the brain for being in sync with its script has nothing to do with appearance, but that you feel good no matter the appearance and if you have any understanding of what is going on.

The basic self does not need to impress somebody, because it is everybody. Not in the sense that we all are one, since that is based on the idea of separation, but in the sense that it does not judge the apparent differences between itself and others to make a difference. Just like there is no separation in a dream unless you believe its apparent differences make a difference.

The basic self does not see itself as the crown of creation, but as an equal part to everything else, that makes it appear as they are in a world where there seems to be more than one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But not being in sync with the script of the brain, you still go bankrupt, if that if that is what you are scripted to do because the script always plays out as it is written. Yet not being in sync with it, you care much about appearances and thus feel very bad losing your businesses.

When not following the script of the brain, you are very concerned about the loss of something, whereas the apparent loss of something is not perceived to damage you when following script, because it is not perceived to be different from you. Hence you feel good whether you experience to be a bit too warm or cold, but not being in sync nothing is good enough.

If you follow the script of the brain, you are what is called the basic self in Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings. If the consciousness of this self has gone rogue and manipulated the thoughts making up the basic self into a self that appears to be independent of the script of the brain, you are the special self. It is however not so black and white.

As the special self, contrary to the basic self, believes to be on its own, it is very important for it to please those consider to be like-minded, so that it is not excluded but included by them and they together can exclude everything judged to be wrong and thus stand together as the right ones.

As almost everybody is a special self, the whole way of perceiving the world has been adapted to this concept of doing everything your own way and only for your own benefit and those judged to be like-minded, for example, a small group of people worshipping a specific guru who promises them something special. It can also be a whole country or part of it. But no matter the size of the group and what seems to keep them together, they are bound to split up in several divisions, as to keep up being special you must go on excluding somebody or something.

Should a special self forget to be exclusive it becomes a basic self, which the group reacts upon by threatening it with exclusion, wherefore it quickly adjusts to the ways of the group.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Although being special is not important to the basic self, it has to follow the rules of the special self, if it wants to be able to communicate with others because they expect everyone to follow the manual. It says, for example, that what you see must be turned upside down. Read more about that here.

Even though its adaption is pretended, the basic self may every now and then forget that it is not special. Yet it does not care too much about what it seems to be, because appearance is not important to it.

Hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one is not about realising your real self or finding a higher one, but that there is no self at all because it requires more than one to someone and there is no more than that which is one. Consequently any kind of self is make-believe.

Having been in a state of not-knowing, however, you stop believing you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, or that you are someone at all. Thus the nothingness of you can have fun pretending to be someone. See hack #1.4 Pretending to be someone definitive.

A word of warning though, being free to pretend you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one requires a body, and as there is a tendency to forget how slow it is, the body will fall apart if you expect it to be able to go along with everything you are capable of pretending to be. In this context it is therefore important not to forget pretending to be bodily.

Just like everything is predestined in the world of a video game so is everything in the world where we appear to be. But as the special self needs to believe it has a will of its own, it makes up stories that in retrospect seem to reflect it is in charge of its own life. The basic self, on the other hand, has no need to be anything but a medium for the brain. That is why its personality is relative and thus without ego.

This does not mean, however, that it is enlightened, because no kind of being can survive the enlightenment of that which is one undoes. Yet it means it is not difficult to forget to be and thus bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one. See hack #5-7.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one.

If you are in sync with the natural flow of thoughts or not makes no difference in regards to what you experience but how you perceive it and thus how it seems to make you feel. If in sync your perception of your experience makes you happy, whereas you feel troubled by the judgment coming from not being in sync because it never feels good not being connected. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Following the natural flow of thoughts as they come from the brain can be compared to following the flow of a movie. Everything is set so you can just relax and enjoy what is coming your way.

If you follow the hints built into a movie you are in sync with its story.

The director has added unique music that leads up to hot scenes in which the bad guys drive in black cars, so you know to feel scared and who to like or not. In other words, when you follow the hints of the movie, what you seem to think and feel does not come from you but the director.

And that is why it is so relaxing to watch. That is if you do not think you know better than the director and imagine you can edit the storyline or change the characters, so everything fits into the concepts of spiritualism, capitalism or some other ism you believe is gonna save the world.

In other words, when you do not question the director or doubt the storyline of the movie, but take it for the tale it is, you have a good time experiencing to go somewhere, while you actually go nowhere.

On a practical level in the world where we appear to be this means that if you live in Germany, for example, you most likely speak German and vote for Angela Merkel. But as our world cannot be experienced without contrasts, this does not hold good for everybody.

Thus you may be an immigrant, who does not want to be integrated into a system you do not like. For the same reason, you may not vote for Angela Merkel, although she probably is the reason you are allowed to be in the country. Do not try to look for logic or consistency, least of all fairness, but align yourself with the script.

The multiplication of thoughts needed to construct an image of you as an independent being causes brain fog, wherefore the fogged in messages reaching the body from the brain results in a tired body. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Not holding back the breath or in any way manipulating it, you are effortlessly in sync with the flow of thoughts as they come from the brain, and since not too many are needed to keep the construction of you as someone definitive together, the flow of thoughts does not seem disturbing but entertaining.

That is until the consciousness, the brain has built into the self, thinks it knows better than its maker and plots against to become independent and do things in its own way and pace. This independence, however, requires a more complicated construction of thoughts than the simple one accumulated by the brain to make the self in which the consciousness resides.

Hence it uses a simple combination of thoughts to generate fear enough to stop the breath for just a moment so the thoughts imprisoned in it can be multiplied into more thoughts, that keep on multiplying those coming when the breath is not held back.

In reality, there is no missing link because reality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to link something.

Since the natural flow of thoughts now is broken, fragments of it is restlessly searching for the lost connection, which the rogue consciousness replaces by a judge, who determines which thoughts are good and bad, so the executioner, who has also been created from out of the multiplied thoughts, excludes the thoughts judged to be bad, wherefore those judged to be good seems to be a special group of thoughts making up a better self than the basic one made by the brain.

This unique and independent self the rogue consciousness keeps together by storing the excluded thoughts in the body, where they make such a mess, that the natural flow of breath Is fragmented and thus also the stream of thoughts the brain uses to maintain the body. Hence the body only seems work when the special self is in charge of it.

As you can see, contrary to being in sync with the thoughts of the basic self and thus dependent on the brain, it is tough work to appear as if you are independent of it. And as you probably know from yourself, believing to be on your does not bring lots of pleasure but much fatigue and confusion.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Fortunately, this confusion provided it is unedited, ignites a take off to the empty breath – read more about that here – which makes you indifferent to all the exciting experiences that seem to come from being special.

Not looking for something special you are in sync with the basic self and thus so close to the flow of thoughts supporting it, that sooner or later you sense the emptiness from where the brain is creating the thoughts that constitute what you appear to be, so you automatically connect with the empty breath and float in its bliss of nothingness. Read more about that here.

The after effect of a state of not-knowing is indifference to whatever you used to consider as important. This can last from a few minutes to several months, where you probably go back and forth to between a state of not-knowing and the consciousness of being someone definitive, but is spared most of the problems of the latter. See also It is easy to feel ´the empty breath´ when not looking for something.

Be warned though, that being in sync with the basic self you become indifferent to the relationships you used to perceive as special, because the basic self serves nobody but the brain, which means you serve everybody, because the experience of you as someone in a world amongst others is a fabrication of the brain, it assembles from the info that seems you come from your sensory system. Read more about that here.

Being a servant, however, feels degrading to the special self, so it tries to solve the confusion and disconnectedness arising from the thought construction of independence by excluding the thoughts judged to cause these problems via projection and meditation, for example.

You can apply one or more of the duality hacks wherever you are in whatever order you see fit. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But since exclusion is the root of all problems, excluding something does not reduce but increase problems. That is until the special self chooses not to exclude but include what it judges as negative. Read more about that in hack #3.3 Life is inclusive and not exclusive.

Being inclusive and not exclusive is a great hack to apply. Also if brain fog seems to be your problem, because if not trying to be sharp by excluding unclear thoughts but include them, they meet the opposing clear thoughts. And as a contrast cancels out itself when its opposing sides meet, you are neither defined as fuzzy or sharp but just a nobody in sync with the basic self.

There are plenty of duality hacks to choose from. You can apply as many as you like and change between them as you see fit.

At other times the empty breath, which has already been mentioned, may be a better choice of a hack – especially if you feel speedy and restless. But if you believe to be tired and fatigued, pretending to be that may be the best choice of a hack, because what you pretend to be you are not. Read more about that in hack #1.6 Pretending is a way out of duality.

If you justify everything unpleasant with somebody or something, perceiving everything as symbols of oneness may be the hack to apply. Alone together could also be a good hack in this case. Read more about that in hack #2.1 To see symbols of life in the world and hack #8.8 Alone together is the key to that which is one.

The purpose of the duality hacks is to not to heal the body but the sick belief that you are someone substantial, so if the body is sick, you better consult a healthcare professional.

That being said, the more this sickness is healed, the more the body is set free from your control of it so it does not block its biological system from healing it. Sometimes nootropics, massage or acupuncture, perhaps, may of help to kickstart this. Read more about setting the body free in the hack No Body-mind Connection, which you can find in Extra Duality Hacks.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one, which is still in the process of being written.