+ The bliss of nothing (in the process of being updated)

When you hike, you need to take a break from it. And so do you from the conscious experience of being someone by forgetting it and being in a state of not-knowing. Just like you start afresh after a break from hiking, you start renewed – or rather re-established  – after a state of not-knowing, because it wipes the slate clean. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Though the empty breath has no need to be remembered by you, doing it is beneficial for your wellbeing as someone definitive, as well as the undoing of the belief in being that.

It is not easy to explain about the transparent flow of bliss, that the empty breath entails, because it comes from the absence of the conscious experience of you as someone.

But you cannot remember it for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, at a time, if you want to continue the experience of you as someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one. Read more about this here. Thus a great way of almost always remembering it is to quickly change between the conscious experience of you as someone definitive and the state of not-knowing, that the empty breath entails, in which the slate is wiped clean and you, therefore, return to the conscious experience of being someone as the basic self. Read more about the latter in hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.

This can be done by following the rhythm of the breath so that when it expands the body, you are in the conscious experience of being someone definitive, and in a state of not-knowing when it is contracting the body. Click here for a more detailed explanation of how to quickly go back and forth between the conscious experience of being someone definitive and a state of not-knowing.

Returning to that which is one is not a matter of going anywhere. Oneness is formless and therefore endless, so it has never been left. Still, it seems possible to believe, we are separated beings in a world where there seems to be more than one. Fortunately, the connection with the empty breath undoes this belief so gently, so we can enjoy the belief while it is is being undone. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It is not a matter of letting go or surrender, as doing so enhances the belief in being someone definitive. And so does try to figure out, if it would be better to follow the rhythm of the breath the other way around. As long as you are not in charge but follow the flow, it really makes no difference, which way you experience it to go.

What you believe to be is gently falling apart, when rapidly going back and forth between the consciousness of being someone definitive and a state of not-knowing, because in a state of not-knowing all definitions are cancelled. As you therefore do not perceive yourself to be special when returning to the conscious experience of being someone, there is no need for something specific to fence off going back to a state of not-knowing. Read more about this in hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.

When in the flow of going back and forth between knowing and not-knowing, you are slowly but surely having the belief in being someone undone. You do not worry about how much time it takes, because it is enjoyable.

Anyway, time is an illusion, and every experience is bound to end, when you continue in this flow, as in a state of not-knowing the apparent differences in a world where there seems to be more than one do not appear to make a difference, so one by one they are cancelled out.

´The empty breath´ cancels out the apparent differences in a world where there seems to be more than one. This does not mean that they are not perceived, but that they are not judged to make a difference. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When every so often connected with the empty breath, nothing remains a problem, because the differences, that appear to have caused it, are cancelled out the very moment you return to the empty breath, wherefore they cannot be used to make a perception of you as someone making a difference.

That is, if you do not prevent the empty breath from cancelling out differences and insist that some of them matters, for example the apparent difference between a friendship and a romantic relationship, so you start arguing with yourself or others about what is right and wrong.

But that does not seem to cause a problem, if the frustration that this bring about is used as a take-off to ´the empty breath´.

In short, the rapid on and off connection with the empty breath will sooner or later end all experiences, because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless, and it takes more than one to experience something, also nothing.

Only in a world where there seems to be more than one, does there appear to be levels, so if you are experiencing to be advancing through levels, the belief that there is more than that which is not being undone but enhanced.

Oneness cannot be revealed, as that takes more than one. What seems to hide it, however, can be exposed as nothing. Not by wanting to be at one, though, or waiting for it to be realised, because that requires more than one.

What appears to hide it is the belief that you are someone definitive. Thus Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is about realising that it is a mistake to believe you are someone at all and that this mistake is corrected by using one or more of the duality hacks, for example the empty breath, as in its flow of nothingness, there is not something to hide, there never was or will be anything definitive.

Since realising something requires more than one, it is only is possible in a world where there seems to be more than one, and since it is a world of linear time, this realisation is a process in time.

Nothing can be done to speed up the process of undoing the belief in being someone definitive, as that enhances the belief in being someone definitive. Besides, it is not a process, because the moment you are willing to have it undone, it is undone.

Yet it may not seem to occur the same moment but the future, because in a world of linear time, everything appears to take time – just like it takes time for the rays of the sun to reach the Earth.

The willingness to realise, that the belief in being someone definitive is a mistake is most often initiated by admitting, you are not willing to recognise it, because by acknowledging that, you agree that to be someone definitive is make-believe and therefore not that which is you.*


*) See ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone and Willingness to not exclude but include undoes the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one.


NOTE: This article is a continuation of To be nobody and yet somebody. They are both part of hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

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