– 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.

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, you feel complete. 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 this belief – just like you need to play a game to finish it.

Hence we continue part 2 of You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it in the context of duality. In such a world, psychological and physical issues do not combine. So if you conclude, your worries are caused by something physical,  or what you feel in the body is caused by your anxiety, you are mistaken..

However, if you, for example, interpret your present pain in the foot as fatal and imagine this physical impression is linked with a psychological problem from the past experienced as worrisome. Then the psychological aspect appears to have caused the physical one.

Hereafter, the physical and psychological issues seem to have a significant impact on each other, the more your imagination run wild on a loop set off by envisioning ´what if…?´ However, 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 The unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection, you can read more about the unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection.

Thus the physical problem can be dealt with in a material way and the psychological one in an abstract way. This is much easier and less scary when not imagining an immaterial issue affects a material one or vice versa – just like daily life feels less complicated when not expecting your fantasies to manifest physically.

You cannot change physical reality. But if you perceive it so it makes you suffer, you can change that perception.

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 can realise, the whirling sensation is only going on inside you, and outside of you, the world goes on as usual. 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 it by imagining the world outside of you is spinning around you.

That is until you stand up to the way you interpret the chaos inside you and perceive your reaction to it as ´it is what it is.´ This makes a crack in your rigid response. Out of it comes something which, at first, feels pretty abstract. But as soon as it has been defined by your rigid reaction, it settles as the opposite of that. Then this reversed side of your rigid response redefines that, so none of them is singular but in an exchange with each other. In this interaction of opposing elements, there is no rigid point of view anymore 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 that, you feel disconnected when you are reluctant to the togetherness of twofoldness.

Your initial response maybe feels like it is a bubble of sadness in the stomach. When not attempting to explain this vacuum but perceiving it as ´it is what it is,´ it literally speaking feels like it balloons outward like a swelling bubble of gladness. Had you started with a feeling of gladness, it would have turned into sadness. This dualistic interaction does not give you peace of mind because that is a singular experience. Instead, it connects you with the foundation of dualism, namely the expansion and extraction of the breath. This 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.

Should the procedure described above seems too complicated, and you forget what to perceive as ´it is what it is,´ you perceive your reaction to that as ´it is what it is.´ Therefore, as it is revealed not to be singular but twofold, you are in the interplay of polarity. And since that 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 the 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 The unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection, 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 negative pole and the positive one and in a wire that results in electricity.

Therefore, since duality is blurred when you hide negativity in yourself, you cannot have the belief in duality undone before it is exposed inside you to define positivity, and the two of them, therefore, happily interacts. Bringing back your negativity, as described in The YOU finger and the three ME fingers, you either feel vitalised by the twofoldness in the duality flow or have the belief in duality undone. The latter does not result in something, ss it requires more than one and there is no more than one in non-duality.

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, when he does not have to engage in the world where he appears to be. Thus he goes to sleep bathed in light and wake up in the morning 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.

 

 

Hence we continue part 2 of You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it in the context of duality. In such a world, 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 physical – or what you feel in the body is caused by your anxiety – you are mistaken

 

Psychological and physical issues do not connect – only in a fantasy But if you, for example, interpret your present pain in the foot as dangerous and combine that with a psychological problem from the past that is experienced as worrisome. Then the psychological aspect appears to have caused the physical one.

 

the past seems. If the problem in the foot is interpreted as dangerous and the past as worrisome, your past worries seems to cause the danger in the foot.

seems to have caused the worries.

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…?´

 

Or you do not reckon comments or likes on Facebook will have a material impact because cyberspace and materiality do not mix.

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.

 

 

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

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