You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 2 [draft]

Most so-called spirituality is based on visualising ´what if…?´ so it seems hugging or meditating, for example, makes you spiritual. Read more about that here. But spirituality is that which is one. And since it takes more than one to become something, you cannot become spiritual unless you believe to be in a world where there seems to be more than one. But that is impossible because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius is still in the process of exploring how to communicate this hack. Hence, you might be better off reading about another one. But you are, of course, welcome to take your chances.

This article is a continuation of You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 1. Hence it is about the perception ´it is what it is,´ which reveals every experience is dual and that being in the duality flow feels like paradise. Actually so much that, eventuality, you forget about duality.

´What if…?´ versus ´it is what it is´

You need to be fully anchored in the belief that you are someone in a world of duality if you want to undo that belief – just like you need to play a game to finish it.

Hence we continue in the context of duality in which thoughts and feelings must be dealt with in an abstract way and physical issues in a material way. So if you conclude, your worries are caused by something you feel in your body – or that it is caused by your anxiety – you are mistaken.

Psychological and physical issues cannot connect. Yet, they may seem to do so when you, for example, combine the interpretation of your present pain in the foot with your understanding of something in the past. If the former is interpreted as dangerous and the latter as worrisome, danger seems to have caused the worries.

Hereafter, the danger and your worries seem to have a significant impact on each other, the more your imaginations run wild on a loop set off by envisioning ´what if…?´ But your specific thought-up outcome is revealed to be two-fold when ´what if…?´ is replaced with ´it is what it is.´ And since there is no specific cause without a definitive effect, your alleged connection between non-physical and physical issues is no more and never was. Read more about cause and effect here.

In hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, you can read more about the unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection.

Thus you can deal with the pain in the foot on its own level, namely the physical, and face the worries on a psychological level. This is much easier and less scary when not imagining that a material issue affects an abstract one and vice versa – just like comments or likes on Facebook have no material impact because cyberspace and materiality do not mix. Or a romantic fantasy about a unique relationship never will manifest physically.

If you experience the world is spinning around you, you will probably be diagnosed with vertigo.* This does not mean the doctor believes your experience is real. On the contrary, you are hallucinating. The world cannot spin around you. However, do not deny that you have this experience but that it is real. When you do that the fear goes away. Thus you are able to realise, the whirling sensation is only going on inside you, and outside of you, the world goes on as normal. In other words. So just like when you look at the horizon and experience the earth is flat but correct that, you correct the world outside of you spins around you when you have vertigo. Eventually, you realise that nothing experienced is real, as it takes more than one to be aware of something and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. See also Everything that appears to be more than one is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Having vertigo* is a glaring example of believing in something that is beyond the bounds of possibility. The world is not capable of spinning around you. The whirling sensation is an inner experience caused by a psychological problem, which seems so dangerous that you need to hide what is going on in you. Thus you imagine the world outside of you that is spinning around you.

That is until you stand up to the way you interpret the chaos inside you, so you can perceive it as ´it is what it is.´ This perception makes a crack in your rigid opinion of what goes on. From this gap, something that, at first, looks pretty abstract pops up. But as soon as it has been defined by your initial interpretation, it settles as the opposite of that. Hereafter, it redefines the original rendition, so it is not alone anymore but in a relationship with its opposite. In this interaction of opposing elements, which happens by itself, there is no rigid point of view to uphold the fear of having your suppressed psychological problem exposed.

Since single-minded interpretations are disconnected from duality and since your appearance depends on dualism, you feel disconnected when you are reluctant to the togetherness of twofoldness.

Your initial interpretation is maybe felt like a bubble of sadness in the stomach. If you do not attempt to explain this vacuum but perceive it as ´it is what it is,´ it balloons outward as a swelling bubble of gladness. Had you started with that, it would have turned into sadness. This dualistic interaction does not give you peace of mind because that is a singular experience. Instead, it releases the breath, which sets the experience of other polarities in motion. In this togetherness of opposing elements, you do not separate feelings from their complementary part anymore. Hence there are no specific feelings to hunt you.

Doing that may not put an end to the whirling sensation right away. But since it

Forgetfulness is the best buddy of mindfulness, which you see when you perceive forgetting something as ´it is what it is

Should the procedure described above seems too complicated, and you forget what to perceive as ´it is what it is,´ you perceive your forgetfulness or uncertainty as ´it is what it is.´ Thus you get the interaction of forgetfulness and attentiveness or uncertainty and certainty. And since the interplay of polarity is what duality is all about, you feel fulfilled.**

Always perceiving your response to something as ´it s what it is,´ you do not have to control your reaction to avoid feeling wrong because it will be complemented by feeling right. This does not mean right and wrong is going to be balanced. Dualism is not about balance because that cancels out contrasts (read more about that here), and without that, a world of duality cannot be experienced. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In the context of vertigo, you should, of course, approach it materially if the cause is physical, for example tiny crystals of calcium that have gotten loose in the inner ear. Maybe you consult a healthcare professional or do the Epley exercise for this. If, however, your reason for doing that is to get it over and done with, you are most likely fixated on getting back to being the you that you used to be.

Non-duality is nothing but one perpetual present. A world of duality, on the other hand, is a constant interaction of opposing experiences, for example the past and the future. Going with this flow of duality, you get the satisfaction of togetherness and not the loneliness that comes from separating the pairs of duality into single-minded concepts like living in the now.

Thus you do not feel fine regardless of the outcome like you do when your response to the problem is perceived as ´it is what it is.´ As already mentioned several times in this article, this perception replaces your singular interpretation of your reaction with a dualistic one. Consequently, you have a holistic experience of the cure and the outcome, maybe via the interaction of instability/stability, doubt/confidence, fatigue/health and disappointment/contentment. Many other duality pairs could be in play. But that is up to you to explore because part 2 of You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it is about to finish.

If that is experienced as abrupt, and your reaction is astonishment, please perceive it as ´it is what it is.´ Doing that, it is no longer excluded from its counterpart, calmness, wherefore you are in the duality flow and thus move on to other pairs of duality, for example abrupt/gradual, beginning/ end, and expectation/surprise. Hence you are, eventually, blown away by the interaction of duality.

So if you do not stop the duality flow by avoiding or enhancing specific thoughts and feelings, nobody walks a path with no distance to that which is everywhere since it is formless and therefore endless, namely non-duality. In HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end, you can read about how to become so adjusted with duality that you forget it.

It is impossible to feel something at all because it takes more than one to do so, and there is no more than that which is one. But since you are reading this, you believe it is possible to be and have more than one. Hence you must feel what and where you believe in being, to undo this belief.

Solving psychosomatic disorders, like described in hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, what you do not like, is not hidden from your awareness by projecting it onto the body. Thus it becomes likeable. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

APPENDIX
Those who assume they suffer from a psychosomatic disorder have projected politically incorrect feelings like sexual lust, power strivings, greed, envy and anger, onto vulnerable parts of the body in the same way, some project offensive feelings onto the world.

But emotions are abstract, so they cannot be hidden in something substantial. Therefore, the projection of feelings on something tangible, such as others or your body, only conceals them from consciousness. Most, however, believe their problems are gone when they are out of sight. Just like an ostrich, according to myth, believes danger disappears when it buries its head in the sand.

Many of those believing in avoiding negativity like to use crystal stones for healing. They do not know that most of them, Amethyst, for example, does this by emitting negative ions which produce biochemical reactions that create positive vibes/mood and relieve stress.

This myth, though, is not valid. If an ostrich buries its heads in the sand, it dies from lack of air. And you die from the lack of collaboration between positivity and negativity if you hide the latter from yourself with a head-in-the-sand approach because everything operates in pairs in a world of duality. It is, for example, the combination of the positive and negative pole in a wire that results in electricity.

Since the basis of duality is polarity, it is obstructed when you reject negativity. And since the belief in duality cannot be undone if it is altered, you must bring back negativity in yourself to define positivity, and the two of them, therefore, can interact. See You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it. Bringing back your negativity, as described in The YOU finger and the three ME fingers, you feel complete many years before touching that state of mind through meditation.

To be continued in You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 3.


*) In the article, Psycho-Physiological Dizziness Syndrome, approaching vertigo as a psychological problem is described in more detail than in this article. It is not in line with the foundation of Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, though.

**) Alexius does not write about something he has not encountered himself. Hence he knows, the perception ´it is what it is´ works in the way he put forth. In his case, though, he does not only use the fulfilment that comes from the duality flow to deal with the world in a relaxed way but as a stepping stone to glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one. Thus he can go to sleep bathed in light and wake up hearing ethereal harmonies. Read more about that here


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality. It is a rough draft that will be continuously updated.

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