++ What to follow [under development]

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Make no mistake, in the world of appearances what and where you appear to be remains the same whether you follow the empty breath and its bliss of nothingness, the basic self and therefore full of happiness or the special self and its quest for something better. It is just like when you in a game like Monopoly are commanded to go to jail, you must go there regardless your appearance or state of mind.

When you believe to be special, you define yourself by how you imagine to affect others and what you believe they think about you. Thus you constantly rewrite the response of others, so it fits into your story of being special. See also The closer you look the less you see.

The basic self goes to jail without asking why, because is it used to follow the commands coming from the brain, which knows what is in the best interest of the whole, since everything experienced is fabricated by it. This is not so for special self, which is constructed by the consciousness the brain has given the basic self by subtracting everything that is judged to be wrong, so that it appears to be an independent self. As it therefore always tries to avoid following commands it will spend much time speculating about how to avoid going to jail.

The basic self has no need to explain itself, because everything it does is done in the flow of thoughts, that it is receives from the brain. The special self on the other hand does not want to follow any flow but what it judge to be its own, and even that does not come easy, because it always has doubts about what it is.

This is why, it always needs to make somebody else see how special it is, as that stops itself from doubting it.

And when it finally cannot avoid going to jail, it will make up stories of injustice, that it will discuss with as many as possible in an attempt to get their support. If the special self has been reading books about transforming itself and the world to something better it will suppress its wishes for revenge, as they do not fit into its image of being good.

Following the empty breath does not change anything in how the world appears to except that none of the appearances experienced to be there is believed to be real. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Following the empty breath, there may be the same feelings about injustice and wishes of revenge, but as you are in a state of not knowing, there is nobody to act upon them, so they do not appear to be something but nothing.

Looking for something special, you can never bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one, because it takes more than one to look for something.

If you do not follow anything at all, the enlightenment of that which is one is bid welcome, and as it terminates the belief in being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one – see hack #5-7.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one – nobody in such a world is enlightened. Yet somebody who at times has stepped aside so nobody seems to hide the formlessness of oneness is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one.

Alexius is such a person. That is why his non teachings are founded on that which is one and have nothing to offer, since that would require more than one. Most other teachings, however, are founded on the belief that there is more than that which is one, so they offer you more energy, love, freedom, stillness and consciousness, for example. Read more about that here.

Not to follow anything at all is sooner or later a natural consequence of having followed the empty breath or the basic self. But this does not apply to having followed the special self. It cannot go with the flow, because it is all about achieving something specific, so it must be in control.

No worries. If the special self for just one moment does not try to be in charge of itself, the uncontrolled energy of its restlessness automatically ignites a take off to the empty breath – see hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing – and thus just go with the flow.

As this is so pleasant, that the special self finally can relax, all suppressed feelings starts popping up one by one. At first that may seem as hell, and the special self may regret it ever lost its control and went with the flow, but if there is no attempt to get rid of these old feelings popping up, the uncontrolled energy of each of them ignites a take off to the empty breath.

In its bliss of indifference – see hack #4.5 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone – the old feelings are not perceived to be frightening anymore, wherefore there is no need to exclude them in order to become better. The urge to control is gone and therefore also the special self. There is just the basic self following the stream of thoughts coming from the brain, and every now and then using their uncontrolled energy to ignite a take off to the empty breath.

Alexius often forgets, that he is supposed to conceal from others, that they are not real, so he smiles, when they talk about karma or similar concepts that seem to pump them up as if they are very important. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius nature is to not exclude but include, so since a special self is made by excluding what is judged to be bad in the basic self, he is not able to build that. Yet he is able to simulate the appearance of a special self by imitating its behaviour, so he appears to be part of the race of being and having more in the time to come – just like he is able to imitate being someone in the world of Monopoly, who wants to make everyone else go bankrupt so he has everything and they have nothing.

But as he often forgets, that he is supposed to conceal from others, that they are not real, he cannot help but smile, when they talk about karma or similar concepts that seem to pump them up as someone important. Thus they get very angry with him and make up a story where he appears to be wrong and therefore as real as them.

That being said, at times he is so successful in appearing to be special, that he starts to believe he is, and thus feels as confused as others appearing to be special.

Since the confusion and its chaotic energy is not excluded, it is free to ignite a take off to the empty breath – read more about that here – so he again is indifference to what and where he seems to be and as nobody can pretend to be somebody – read more about that in hack #1.5 Pretending to be someone definitive.

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