´What if…?´ versus ´it is what it is´ [draft]

Updated November 16, 2021

This article is a continuation of Hell is best buddies with heaven. 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.

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 this article is written within the context of duality. In such a world, psychological and physical issues do not mix. 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 toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues, you can read more about the unfortunate belief that physical and non-physical issues can be mixed.

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.

You probably are diagnosed with vertigo* if you experience the world spins around you. This does not mean the doctor believes your experience is real. On the contrary, you are hallucinating. The world cannot revolve around you. Despite that, do not deny this is your experience. But you deny it is real. When you do that, the fear goes away. Thus you realise, the whirling sensation is only going on inside you. 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 that 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 to experience something 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 you want to escape inside you. Thus you imagine the inner experience is outside of you.

That is until you stand up to your one-sided interpretation of the psychological issue, so it can be perceived as ‘it is what it is.This makes a crack in your understanding. Out of it comes something which, at first, feels pretty abstract. But as soon as it has been defined by your definitive interpretation, it settles as the opposite of that. Next, it redefines your initial understanding. In this interplay, none of them is singular but in a constant exchange with each other. Thus there is no distinct point of view to uphold the fear of having your suppressed psychological problem exposed.

Since single-minded interpretations makes you feel disconnected because in a world of duality everything is twofold. In other words, when you are reluctant to the togetherness of twofoldness, you feel alone.

Perhaps your initial response feels like an air ball of sadness somewhere undefinable. However, when not attempting to explain this vacuum but perceiving it as ‘it is what it is,’ it literally feels like it balloons outward in a swelling bubble of gladness. Read more about this experience of the duality flow here.

This gladness does not give you peace of mind because it is a singular experience. But since it interacts with sadness, you are in the duality flow, wherefore it expands into other polarities. In this togetherness of opposing elements, feelings are not separated from their complementary part. 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 this confusion as ‘it is what it is.’ Therefore, since your response is revealed not to be singular but twofold, you are in the duality flow. And since this 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), thus a world of duality. Instead, it is about the dynamic interaction between opposites, for example, breathing in and out. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In the context of vertigo, you should, of course, approach it materially if it is caused by something physical like 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 so is to get it over and done with, you are most likely fixated on getting back to what you used to be.

The experience of duality is kept together by the constant interaction of opposing elements, for example the past and the future. Acknowleding this, 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 aforementioned, this perception replaces a singular interpretation with a dualistic one. In this case, for example, instability/stability, doubt/confidence, fatigue/health or disappointment/contentment. Of course, many other duality pairs could be in play. But that you must explore yourself because this article is about to finish.

If this is experienced as abrupt, and your reaction is astonishment, please perceive it as ‘it is what it is.’ Doing so, it is no longer excluded from its counterpart, calmness, wherefore you are in the duality flow and thus move on to other duality pairs, such as abrupt/gradual, beginning/ end, or expectation/surprise. Hence you, eventually, are blown away by the interaction of duality. So if you do not stop the duality flow by avoiding or enhancing one part of a duality pair, nobody walks a path with no distance to that which is everywhere since it is formless and therefore endless, namely non-duality.

It is impossible to experience 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.

When you are not hiding from your awareness, what you do not like in yourself by projecting it onto the body, it becomes likeable. This is the first step in healing a psychosomatic disorder. See hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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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.

However, since emotions are abstract, they cannot be hidden in something substantial. Hence the projection of feelings on something tangible only conceals them from your awareness. Nonetheless, most believe their problems are gone when 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 negativity should be avoided like to use crystal stones for healing. But 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 wither from the lack of collaboration between positivity and negativity if you hide the latter from yourself with a head-in-the-sand approach. Besides, everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. Therefore, since it is blurred by this attitude, you cannot have the belief in duality undone before your negativity is acknowledged to be paired with positivity.

Exposing your negativity, as described in The YOU finger and the three ME fingers, you feel vitalised by the duality flow or have the belief in duality undone. The latter does not result in something, as it requires more than one, and there is no more than one in non-duality. The former results in a happy journey without distance to that which is One.

To be continued in The togetherness of twofoldness undoes the separateness of specialness.


*) 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.

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