+ Up and down is equally enjoyable for the basic self [under construction]

Even though you seem to be a dreamer of a dream, you are not in control of it. Nor are you in control of the life you seem to have in a world where there seems to be more than one. It is a game solely controlled by the brain, wherefore not trying to stop the thoughts it is providing but following them unedited is what makes you feel good appearing to be someone in its game. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

As the special self basically attempts to eliminate the basic self, the biological system provided by the brain to heal itself, perceives the special self as an intruder, wherefore it starts using the immune to fight it. But since the biological system is only built to deal with physicality and not the mental ideas that the special self inflicts on the body, it can neither prevent or heal the psychosomatic diseases this brings about.*

When attacking or condemning somebody you expect them to retaliate, and whether they do or not, you look for something to interpret as you are under attack and thus must be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

Thus the special self, that is furious with the body that seems to be causing its problems, fill it with all kind of medicaments, which may seem to make the body better but also introduces new problems. Or maybe the special self have parts of the body cut off or replaced – or try to meditate and whatnot

If you do not believe to be somebody, there is nobody to save.

Yet none of this solves the problem, which is the belief that you are a unique being who is in control of its own life. But just like a dream is not directed by you, neither is the appearance of you as someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one. It is directed by the brain and there is no way to change its script, except your perception of it, which is all that is accomplished by being a special self.

But as this perception is out of sync with the world the brain is rendering, the special self seems to fuck up both that and itself.

No worries. That is not possible except in your special way of interpreting it. If you choose the interpretation that is in sync with the brains rendering of the world, nothing is fucked up – just like you are not lost when going down for full speed in a rollercoaster. Going up again is built into the game.

For the special self it is not important if it is going up or down, but that it succeeds in rewritten what happens into a story where the special self seems to be in control, for example through having an allergy and thus being able to make demands.

Trusting that, you enjoy going down as much as going up :)

*) See also the hack No Body-mind Connection in Extra Duality Hacks.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one.