Notes about the basic self versus the special one [under construction]

There is nothing magic about following the thoughts of the basic self, so your life will not appear to be a magical mystery tour. But it will be more simple and easy – just like when you follow GPS commands. That being said Alexius only knows about GPS from the movies, because he never drives a car and hardly uses his smart phone, which should not be understood as it is bad to do so. This is just how it turns out for him when he follows the GPS commands of the basic self.

The special self though will not follow these commands, because they do not confirm it to be special. So it makes up a story in which it has the solution to what it has judged to be wrong in others and the world. The solution is often something about love and sharing, although it does not seem lovingly to not accept others as they are but being on a mission to change them, so that the special self can appear to be very important.

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If the brain makes a thought that is saying you are angry, you give it your best shot to be angry. The same applies of course to being in love and whatnot. To the brain it makes no difference, as long as you do not justify it with the world, because that means you are leaving the basic self and creating your own and supposedly better version of it, which is just another illusion build on top of the illusionary basic self.

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The basic self does not need to edit thoughts in order to appear better than it is, because it knows nothing better than following them. Not necessarily in the sense that they are acted out, but in the sense that they are felt. The special self always edit the thoughts it receive, so that it seems it is thinking them – but also so it can avoid feeling them.

The special self never really feels anything, except maybe when they are attending special seminars – otherwise it is nothing but speculations like ´am I loved ´or ´do I really love this person.´ The answer is no, because the special self never completely devote itself to anything, as it needs to be in control, which it achieves by talking about feelings instead of loosing itself in them. This is the way it twist everything into the story it has made about itself as a glorious person. The real story though is full of misery, because it is a very lonely affair to be special.

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Following the inputs from the brain to the basic self does not mean that it cannot wish for something to happen. The brain cannot make it happen though, but if it happens the brain can help you to deal with it. It can be compared to playing Monopoly. Even though your moves are determined by the throw of the dice, so you cannot know where you will stop, the brain will remind you, that you wish to buy a certain street when the dice brings you there. And it will also produce thoughts regarding how to buy houses there.

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The basic self can be compared to a cat. It does not go to Pilates to stretch out, but do it when it feels right. Neither does it try to transform what it appears to be, but live in accordance with that. And they do no attend special seminars to learn who they are, because they have no ´I´ with a need to know what it is.

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Having friends ion Facebook is a trap they have set for you to make you come back and visit them. The same applies to likes. Yet you have no friends neither there or anywhere else but your brain, which likes everything you seem to do and say, because it is all arranged by itself.

However, it may not like, if you try to order the thoughts you receive from it into something that makes you more special. Then on the other hand, it does not really care, because the thoughts you seek out to represent your special self do not change anything at all, except for your wellbeing, but if you want the suffering believing to be special entails, it is your own choice.

In oneness by the way you do not have any friends either, because it takes more than one to have a friend, and there is no more than that which is one.

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The thoughts constructed by the special self is always about doing something or not, or why others are doing something, whereas following the thoughts implemented by the brain in the basic self, you feel them and thus know what to do without speculating about it, which is so cool. Just like navigating a website, that is designed in a way so you do not need to think about where to click and therefore just enjoy its content.

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When the special self says that someone is stupid, it is most likely meant to condemn that person. But when it is said by the basic self it is meant to protect the both of you from starting a relation, as it will not work. Thus you go on respecting the other person goes another way.

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The special self uses much energy in suppressing specific thoughts and feelings, for example those judged as negative, as that is necessary for preserving the specific self it believes to be or to become by living in the now, coming from the heart and whatnot. The basic self has no specific image to uphold, so it has no need for suppressing anything. On the contrary.

It is well aware that you would not be able to read this article if negative energy is suppressed, because it is just as important as positive energy for electricity to work and thus also the computer, where Alexius is typing the article. The same applies to whatever electronic media you are using to read this. You can read more about this at the end of this link.

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The special self is made by justification, that seems to disassociate you from what you do not want to be part of.Yet everything you have disassociated yourself from in order to be what you believe is better than just being basic has just been hidden in the body. Read more about that at the end of this link.

Sooner or later the supposed energy in these parts of the body is gonna hurt, but no matter what massage or medicine you use it is not gonna go away, because the problem is not there but in the mind from where it has been displaced, so not before you return it to the mind can you heal the problem.

This is not to say massage or medicine should be avoided. In fact it can be a good way to elevate the symptoms, so that you have more energy to take the problem back to the mind, where it can be healed for good. That is, if you do not insist in being special.

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You are bound to have a stressful body, because instinctively you know that you are nothing and yet you have to appear as somebody, if you want to be part of society in the way you assume it expects you to be, so you puff yourself up to appear as if you have something important – money, power, unconditional love or whatnot – and thus seem to be somebody special. This, however, is very hard on the body, which is not built to be special but neutral, so that it can act in accordance with the present moment.

Well, that is actually what it always does, regardless whatever spiritual or mundane concept you try to impose on it. You being special is therefore a construction of thoughts, that you have built on top of the moment as it is. And this is what makes the body tight or sloppy – or both,  for example tight in the back and sloppy in the stomach.

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A cockroach survives because it always is on guard and ready to run as fast as it can to save its life. The same applies to the special self. It is always on the look out for something better and it runs as fast as it can to uphold its life as someone special, whether that appears to be spiritual or mundane.

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There is no purpose in appearing to be any kind of self, just like there is no purpose of  being the self of somebody in a video game – and the only thing you need to learn is the rules of it.


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