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

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 keep the body healthy, perceives the special self as an intruder, so in an act of desperation it tries to use the immune system to fight the commands of the special self.

But since these commands are mental based and the biological system is 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. See also the hack No Body-mind Connection in Extra Duality Hacks.

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, which is furious with the body that seems to be the cause of its problems, fill it with all kind of medicaments or maybe have parts of it cut off or replaced – or try alternative solutions like meditation, aura transformation and whatnot.

Yet none of this solves the problem, which is the belief that you are a unique being in control of its own life. But just like you are not in control of a dream you seem to be having, neither are you in control of what you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one.

If you do not believe to be somebody, there is nobody to save. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The only choice you have is how to perceive it. And as the special self chooses to perceive it based on its manipulation of the experiences the brain has given it, it is out of sync with the world the brains rendering of the world, wherefore the special self seems to fuck up both that and itself.

No worries. That is not possible except in your exclusive 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 your trio. Likewise when tripping the world rendered by the brain.

For the special self it is not so important if it is going up or down, but that it has time to rewrite what happens into a story where it seems to be in control, for example by having an allergy that can justify its demands.

Trusting that, you enjoy going down as much as going up, and therefore have no need to be special.

If the consciousness of the basic self has gone rogue, it acts like a spell checker, that automatically correct every thought received from the brain into something that appears to be more special, so that the self originally made by the brain appears to be a new and better self in charge of its own life and therefore independent of the brain.

That is of course, if the basic self accepts all the changes its consciousness is carrying out not only by altering the thoughts coming to the self but also by multiplying them into endless possibilities of what it can become and have. As that seems extremely exciting the basic self without further ado enthusiastically follows the hectic flow of thoughts, that before being multiplied always resolved around doing good for the whole and not only for itself.

The present is not of much interest anymore. It seems dull compared to the promises of a better future that this hectic stream of me-me-me thoughts seem to imply will come.

The special self finds it especially exciting to be high up, whereas the basic self does not consider up to be better than down, but two equally exciting ways of experiencing a world where there seems to be more than one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, when the basic self except the spell checking performed by its rogue consciousness of the thoughts coming from the brain, the altered thoughts seem to turn it into a special self, which is independent from the brain and therefore capable of thinking itself and thus to make plans for a better future than the basic self, that does not seem to have an exciting future ahead, as it just like zombie follows the stream of thoughts as they come from the brain.*

But in the world where the basic and the special self appears to be, they have the same future. Nobody can change that. Just like you cannot change anything in a movie you are watching, except your perception of it. The altering of thoughts have changed nothing else than how the self and world is perceived. The actual future of the special self is the same.

In other words, in the movie of a world where there seems to be more than one goes on as planned no matter what you think. If you do not try to invent special perceptions of it, but go with the flow of it as intended , it is like riding a rollercoaster, where going down is just as exciting to as going up.

But if you based on selected parts of the movie have made your own special interpretation of it, you cannot enjoy the rest of the movie as intended by the author, because part of it you will avoid or hardly see in order to bring the movie into alignment with your special interpretation of it. To make long short, the special self, which is a modified version of the basic self, is never satisfied with the way things are, whereas the basic self, that is what it is, enjoys everything as it is.

The application of one or more of the duality hacks will restore the basic self, because they all entail a state of not-knowing from where you return with the slate wiped clean.