PMT Harmony hides that which is one

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As harmony and balance require more than one, the search for it seems to hide there is no more than that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1: To be balanced and in harmony seems to be the goal for many seekers in a world where there seems to be more than one. But as nothing in such a world can be experienced as something specific without a specific contrast, you cannot experience to be harmonious without its contrast.

So when you want more harmony – which you eventually will crave, as being and/or having more is the reason for believing to be in a world where there seems to be more than one – you must also experience more of its contrast.

In other words, to experience more harmony in yourself and/or the world, you must also experience more violent feelings. Hence you seem to be torn apart by a fight between good and evil again. That is until you do not favour one contrast over the other but include them precisely as they occur to be.

When furious feelings are expressed they often comes out in sentences like »You are this and that …«. If it is changed into »I am this and that …«, it is much easier to include those feelings, so the belief that you are someone definitive can be undone.

This is not meant to say, that you must stop blaming others. On the contrary. Blaming others is the easiest way of exposing, what you have excluded, so that it can be included instead. See for example the article The YOU finger and the three ME fingers.

When included they the two sides of the contrast are not separated,  and as that momentarily rubs off on other contrast, there is no separation to uphold the belief in being someone definitive. Hence this belief does not hide, there is no more than that which is one.

You are very vulnerable when perceived as definable, but not being someone definitive you are untouchable. The way to not be perceived as definable is to not exclude anything and thus include everything, as that leaves nothing to define you. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The experience of something cannot survive inclusion
Harmony and balance are not the only attributes the special self* insist that comes from being in control. It also claims that it results in more love, wealth, freedom, power and consciousness, for example. It strongly believes that being in control is preferable to be at service as the latter makes it impossible to make a difference and thus to perceive itself as special.

Much energy is required to uphold the perception of being special and thus getting more. That is why more energy and/or power is the best-selling point for capitalistic companies and most so-called spiritual movements, as their apparent existence is based on enhancing the belief that we are unique beings that should not settle for something basic but something special.

It may seem, as if there is a force outside of us, that cannot be controlled. But that is only because we want to believe it is not part of ourselves and we, therefore, can perceive ourselves as a victim of the world. The special self* thrives from this separation of the perceived and the one perceiving it, so if included, it has nothing to live from.

Not perceiving to be special, it is basic, which is such a relief because it requires much work to uphold a perception of being special.

You cannot experience the relief that comes from not perceiving differences to make a difference, if you suppress the feelings upsetting you, as doing so they are established as different. In other words, you cannot recognise, that differences make no difference, if you do not start off by experiencing hate as well as love, bad as well as good and so on.

The special self,* however, does not want to realise this because it will rather make a difference than being in a perfect moment. Read more about the fullness of that in hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is completeness.

When you your perception of higher is included equally with your perception of low, the moment is perfect. This does not mean that you must value high and low in the same way, but simply that both values are included.

When your perception of high is included equally with your perception of low there is no separation between the opposing sides of this contrast. Hence they cannot be experienced anymore as something specific This does not mean, that you must attribute the same value to high as well as to low, but simply that your perception of both of them is included exactly as they appear to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
Without the belief in contrasts, it is not possible to have an experience as if there is more than that which is one. In other words, a world, where there seems to be more than one is fabricated through contrasts – and so what has no contrast, namely that which is one, appears to be hidden by it.

When a contrast is included, its opposing sides cancel out each other. Hence you cannot help but smile, because there is nothing but empty space.

In such a world any thought or feeling needs to be contrasted in order to be experienced as if it is something specific and not just empty space. Hence there is no love to experience if you totally deny its contrast hate – neither can you experience beauty if you completely exclude what you judge as ugly.

If you are experiencing more and more love, but are denying its contrast hate, part of love will turn into hate, so that it can contrast how much love you specifically are getting. But If you also deny this hate, more love will turn into hate and in the end, there will be no more love to experience. That is until you do not deny hate. The same applies to any contrast of the world and it applies to both sides of them.

The body is full of suppressed thoughts and feelings, as that is where you try to hide what you judge to be the bad part of a contrast. Maybe this is experienced as headache, bloated stomach and whatnot, but since this is symptoms of exclusion, they are not healed before you include the excluded. See hack #4.3 The unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection.

As the oneness of life is inclusive and you being exclusive in order to be defined as someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one, what you believe to be is lifeless.

When the apparent difference between frame and content or between inanimate and animate objects in this image is perceived to not make a difference, the contrasts cannot hide the empty space they are constructed from. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Actually, it is nothing but empty space. And that is what is seen – or rather not seen, as it is only in a world where there seems to be more than one there appears to be something to see – when you do not perceive the apparent difference of the opposing sides in all the contrasts, that make up a world where there seems to be more than one, to make a difference.

Without differences, there is not something to take up a space of its own and there is no space in between anything. Hence there is nothing but the empty space in which the contrasts were imagined to be, and so there is not something to hide the formlessness of oneness.

APPENDIX:
To fully include a feeling of the moment is in no way about going deeper, being more truthful or more about anything else. It is just about including the feeling, as it is.

Inclusion – contrary to exclusion – makes a moment perfect.

Going deeper and being purer, for example, are ideas of the special self,* that is used to make sure it is wrapped up in the perception that difference makes a difference. Thus it cannot see nothing is wrong, and nothing is missing. Every moment is the perfect moment.

In a perfect moment you do not need more, nor less, so you do not need to be in control to make it better. Yet the idea of improving yourself and/or the world will most likely pop up again. No worries. It will not stress you if it is included.

To avoid being nothing, something must be excluded. But whether you appear to be nothing or something, you are non-existent, as there is no more than which is one is one and as it takes more than one to exist. So not excluding something, you are not nothing but everything, because that which is one is formless and therefore endless.

If you are afraid a perfect moment is not strong enough to dismiss the perception of being special, all you need to do about it is to not do anything but include the fear of that as well. Fear only appears to be there, when something is excluded, so by including everything as it is you are untouchable.**


*) Read about the special self in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

**) Being untouchable in a perfect moment has nothing to do with the condition of the body or the world. The body may partly or entirely break down, but even though this is experienced as painful, it will not make you suffer, because you are untouchable.


NOTES: This article is part of hack #3.1 Every moment is the perfect moment.

Every moment is the perfect moment – also for dying in the rainforest

This article is in the process of being updated!

How to find peace

Experiences are deceptive. The two orange dots in this image are for example most likely experienced not to have the same size although there actually is no difference. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Experiences are deceptive. The two orange dots in this image are, for example, most likely experienced to have different sizes. Yet, there is no difference in size if you actually measure them. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

»When the outer has become as the inner, and the lower as the upper, then will this world find peace.« Jesus, according to the Gospel of Thomas.

When the apparent difference between outer and inner, lower and upper, make no difference, dimensions cease to appear. For something to be defined by time and space, it needs to be different from something else. If there is no difference experienced, there is no separation to hide there is no more than the formlessness of oneness since formlessness is endless.

In other words, what is dimensional does not exist. It only seems so as long as you insist on perceiving differences as if they make a difference. This illusion is the starting point of believing to be in a world defined by time and space. It is fabricated by imagining it is possible to observe the formlessness of oneness from different angles, making it appear as if different dimensional scenarios are occurring in linear time.

To make long short: By observing you repress, reality is the formlessness of oneness and not a world defined by time and space.

But you cannot choose to be anything else than the formlessness of oneness, as formlessness is endless, so there is no more than that which is one. You can, however, imagine being someone in a world defined by time and space, where everything appears to be in different sizes that you can choose from.

It can be fun pretending to be where you are not, but believing you are there feels like imprisonment you want to escape. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Unfortunately, all experiences are deceptive. Think, for example, about the Earth that is experienced to be flat even though it is round. Nothing in the world is what it seems to be. Actually, it is nothing but empty space. That is why happiness cannot be found ´there´ no matter how big your home is, your breast or penis is, or how small your ego appears to be.

But if you do not believe to be someone definitive in a world defined by time and space, you can have fun pretending to be ´there´. Just like – within the context of such a world – it can be fun pretending to be someone in the virtual world of a video game.

Yet believing to be in a world defined by time and space, you will be frustrated by what it delivers because nothing lasts no matter its size or apparent greatness, regardless it seems to be spiritual or mundane. So there will always be fear of loss, and as you still have vague memories of the formlessness of peace, it is a reminder that you have lost it. But this you cannot see until the feeling of loss is exposed instead of fenced off by the anger used to accuse something in a world defined by time and space for having caused it so that the formlessness of peace remains hidden,

In other words, although peace is always present since it is formless and therefore endless, it appears to be hidden when you hide your apparent loss of it behind anger. In contrast, the exposure of the essential sadness entailed by the loss of peace makes it possible to feel why you are sad, namely because you believe to be someone definitive. Hence you are not far from wanting to have this belief undone so that it does not hide there is no more than the formlessness of that which is one … and that is peace.

Suppose the unpleasant feeling of anger, just like any other feeling, is perceived as a symbol of that which makes it possible to experience a world where there seems to be more than one, instead of being a denial of that which is one. In that case, it becomes a positive confirmation of it. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

One effortless way to take the edge off anger is to perceive it for what it is, namely a symbol of reality, because it would not be possible to experience an illusion without that which is real. In other words, everything in a world defined by time and space is a symbol of the formlessness of that which is one – including anger, love, god, angels, soul and whatnot – and perceived like that, the sting is taken out of anger.

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If you are looking for new experiences, no matter how high or pure they may seem to be, you have turned yourself into a victim of the future.

If you are looking for new experiences, no matter how high or pure they may seem to be, you have turned yourself into a victim of the future. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What you want is what you do not have, so if you presume that peace is what you want, the first step is to realise that you are fooling yourself. You cannot want peace because, contrary to the excitement, it is that which is you.

But you can want not to hide peace with dreams of excitement.

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The foundation of a world where there seems to be more than one is separation. First, that which is one seems to become two and then more and more – and this is what such a world is about. Yet to be or have more does not lead to more peace, but more separation and therefore a feeling of more loss, enhancing the hope for more.

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There is nothing exciting about peace. Nevertheless, it is that which is life – not the kind of life though that appears to have an end. It has no beginning or end and thus no size. And as excitement always is evoked by something definable that is expected to give you lasting happiness when it is achieved in the future, there is no excitement in peace.

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As peace is that which is one, and as that which is you is no different from that which is one, it is found when nobody is looking for it.

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What is said in this article about excitement also applies to hope. Peace leaves you nothing to hope for.

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When not rushing around to get excited about this and that, boredom will reveal the peace of that which is.

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If you are not looking for excitement, you do not need to look for ways to relax.

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Excitement is based on the idea that there must be more than that which is one. But no matter how excited or high you get, it is not enough. Any excitement or state of mind will enhance your motive of looking for excitement, namely to be or have more, so any achievement motivates you to look for more.

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To be connected is an imagination based on the belief in separation, as you imagine a connection to something separated from you.

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Most persons, who consider themselves spiritual, agree that the world is in the eye of the beholder. If so, it seems those persons are fucked up because they always complain about the world and say it is missing something or something should be changed so there can be peace.

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Peace needs nothing because it is formless and therefore endless, so it is everything. And so is that which is you, since there is no more than peace.

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Peace has no privacy because it is without knowledge, consciousness and everything else that requires more than one.

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The animation is grabbed from the web.

When you believe to be someone definitive, you expect to be in a constant state of excitement. However, to feel excited, you must also be willing to feel bored because if excitement is not contrasted, you will not know when you feel it.

But as you always are on a quest for more excitement to hide, that believing to be someone definitive is very dull, you do not have time to be bored. Hence no matter how much you look for something to give you a kick, you find nothing.

And yet you do. That is, if you recognise, you find nothing, as this cannot be sensed without sensing the contrast of it, namely everything.

And having everything, there is no more to look for. Neither is there someone definitive to do so, since everything is that which is one, as it is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than the formlessness of oneness. And that is nothing but peace.

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The excitement of, for example, a sunset will not enhance the belief in being someone definitive but undo it if excitement is perceived to symbolise the formlessness of that which is you. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Hack #2.4 Peace of non-duality versus the excitement of duality is not meant to stop you from being excited, not even from desiring it. Nothing in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is about controlling or avoiding anything to get better because nothing in it is about getting better, but about undoing the belief that you are someone definitive.

This happens if you look at the excitement and everything else as symbols of that, which makes it possible to experience something like that, namely that which is one because when everything is a symbol of the same, their apparent difference makes no difference.

Hence the basis for the belief in separation is gone, and without it, you cannot be someone definitive. So by applying this hack, you can feel excited without enhancing the belief in being someone definitive, and hence the suffering it entails.

In other words, you can have fun appearing as someone definitive while at the same time undoing the belief that you are someone at all so that it becomes exciting undoing the belief that there is anything to be excited about.


NOTES:

  • Peace cannot be found, and neither is it necessary, since that which is you is no different from the formlessness of that which is one, and as formlessness is endless, there is no more than oneness, and therefore nothing to disturb its eternal peace. In other words, only someone who wants to hide the formlessness of oneness has an answer to this question or other questions like ´who am I´.
  • This article is part of hack #2.4 Peace of non-duality versus the excitement of duality.

There is no loss in life

As life is the formlessness of oneness, it is endless. Hence there is no more than that which is one. And as scarcity and abundance require more than one, it is not possible to be or have neither less or more than the formlessness of oneness, unless you believe to be in a world where there seems to be more than one. Such a world though is not anywhere. Not because there is nothing outside of the formlessness of that which is one, but because what is formless has no sides and thus neither an inside or outside. In terms of a world defined by time and space, oneness is so flat, that it takes up no space. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Everything in the world is limited by time and space. That also includes god and other so-called spiritual concepts. God is in general mentioned as he, and sometimes as an old man in the sky. Auras, chakras, and you name it all have a form, that is defined by time and space. Also, states of mind like bliss and joy has a beginning and an end.

That which is life has no beginning and end – it is formless. So of course, scientist cannot find it. Formlessness cannot be in a form, and as the world is nothing but form, there is no life there. In other words, the world is not real. This is the reason scientist are not able to explain the creation of it, and new age people or religious ones invent gibberish stories of god, higher self and whatnot to give a meaning to the empty space called the world.

Within the context of a world where there seems to be more than one a game like Monopoly is not considered to be real, so it is not meaningful to pretend to be in its world except for fun of it. That is the same in a world where there seems to be more than one. You are not there to learn anything except for the rules of the game – and there is no other meaning of playing the game than having fun pretending to be a someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

If you have forgotten the world is not real, and that you are not there, it is not enjoyable appearing to be there. No friend, spouse, explanation, experiences of so-called heaven or otherworldly states will lessen the fear it is to believe being someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one. You are bound to always feel that something is not right when you seem to be separated from the oneness of life.

When you are playing a game in the world, and you forget it is just a game, you are still sitting at the table, where you play the game. Nothing has changed even though you may not notice the table anymore.

Neither friends or anything else in the world can lessen the fear it entails to believe being an entity, that has an end.

Neither friends or anything else in the world can lessen the fear it entails to believe being a creature with an end. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Likewise, even though you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, that which is you is still the oneness of that which is life. It cannot be anywhere else, because that which is life is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that. In other words, the appearance of you as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is make-believe. Yet it is only due to the power of that which is you, that you can believe you are something else.

So if you – metaphorically speaking – have forgotten, you sit at a table playing the game of a world where there seems to be more than one, there is nothing you need to do to come back to where you are but to stop believing you are someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one. When this belief is undone, there is nothing to hide where you are.

To make long short: If you appear to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, forget about greatness, bliss and heavenly states of mind. Just like the virtual world in a video game seems more exciting than a world where there seems to be more than one, such a world seems more exciting than the formlessness of that which is one. There is, actually, no excitement at all in that which is one, because it takes more than one to be excited.

For the same reason, there is no choice, greatness, bliss and love in that which is one. It takes up no space, so there is no space for anything. It is not dimensional like the world, you appear to be in. Rather it is flat with no direction to go, but one – and not even that, because it takes more than one to go somewhere.

To make long short. The formlessness of oneness is boring compared to all the possibilities you can to choose from in a world where there seems to be more than one. But as they never last, they induce fear of loss, contrary to the formlessness of oneness, where there are no possibilities but one and therefore nothing to lose or fear, which is very peaceful. If that is what you want, forget where and what you appear to be.

APPENDIX:
The way to forget where and what you appear to be is to not have a reason to be where and what you appear to be. As long as you have that, you will do what it takes to make the world appear as if it is real so that you can fulfil your purpose of appearing there. This purpose is differently formulated for different persons, but in general, it is about being and/or having more of something and less or nothing of something else.

You may want more love, compassion, truth, power, or whatever you think you miss in order to be complete. And you may want less of hate, anger, ego or whatever is imagined making you incomplete.

Not knowing what and where you are, there is nothing to define you. Hence there is not someone, who appears to hide there is no more than the formlessness of oneness.

But that which is you is already complete, because it is no different from that which is one, and as it is formless and therefore everything, so is you. In other words, it is not possible to be more – and when you see that, there is no reason to do what it takes to appear in a world where there seems to be more than one.


NOTE: This article is part of hack 2.3 Life is flat.

Everything that appears to be more than one is an illusion

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PART 1:
Life is the formlessness of that which is one, and as formlessness has no dimension everything dimensional is lifeless. Well, it does is not there at all, because what is formless is endless, so there is no more than that which is one. In other words, if you are experiencing a dimensional world where there seems to be more than one, you are hallucinating.

The oneness of life can be compared to the one line in the above animation, and a world defined by time and space to the tree, that it seems to create.

But there is no tree. It is an illusion. If you look closer, you will see, everything in the tree are fragments of one line, that are added together in such a way, that they appear to be different and not just the same line.

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That everything appearing not to be one is an illusion does not mean, that you should look at everything a world defined by time and space as one. As long as you yourself appear to be what you are not, namely someone who differs from others in a world defined by time and space, it would be an illusion to look at such a world as it is the formlessness of that which is one.

A world defined by time and space is a world of separation and since you appear to be there, you have chosen to be separated. Yet this choice confirms the oneness it denies because without it you could not separate from it, so everything that appears to be separated from that which is one is a symbol of it.

If you want to undo, what is not one, you acknowledge the separation, you seem to be part of, but instead of relating to everything as it differs from each other you relate to everything as different symbols of the same, namely that which is one. The more you perceive what seems separated from that which is one as symbols of it, the more you are having the belief in being separated from that which is one undone.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings also suggest hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation, as a remedy to have what is not one undone. The more you pretend to be someone definitive instead of believing to be one, the more this belief is undone, because what you pretend to be you are not.

Some think, they can escape the sense of separation and be in a mix of the world and something spiritual by hugging a so-called spiritual teacher, by chanting, giving unconditional love or similar childish ideas. The idea is in itself a contradiction, as spirit is formless and the world is form. One exclude the other. Besides adding two things together does not make one, and it is only in the world of separation, that it seems two things can be merged. There is nothing to merge in oneness.

Some think they can escape the pain of separation by fusing a world defined by time and space with what they consider to be spiritual by hugging a so-called spiritual teacher, or by chanting, giving unconditional love or similar spaced out ideas. As spirit is formless and the world is nothing but form, they cannot be fused. One excludes the other. Besides adding two things together does not make them one. It is only in the world of separation, it seems that two things can be merged. There is nothing to merge in the formlessness of oneness, as there is no more than that which is one.

Whatever you choose makes no difference, as long as the purpose is to undo the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. Unfortunately, most so-called spiritual ways do not have this purpose. Instead, the purpose most often is to make it bearable appearing to be and have more than that which is one, so it seems you can uphold your belief in separation and still be at peace. Such ways are not undoing the belief in what is not one but enhancing it in order to hide that which is one behind gibberish talk of bliss, stillness and other things that requires more than one to experience.

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See the notes below the article for the answer.

PART 2:
That which is life is flat compared to a world defined by time and space, as you can read in the previous article One is one, and one is all there is. As flatness has no dimensions life is so small that it has no form. And as formlessness is endless, there is no more than life. Hence a world defined by time and space is not real, but just like a dream an abstraction of that which is. This illusion is only possible because of reality.

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In Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings the words non-duality, life, reality, one perpetual present, spirit, one and oneness, in general, are different words for the same, namely that which is formless and has no beginning and end. In other words, that which is. Those words are limited – they have a beginning and an end like everything else in the world – so they cannot really tell what non-duality, life, reality, one perpetual present, spirit, one and oneness is, but they can point towards it.

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The bigger it is the more you believe it must be real, but it is the other way around. That which is real, namely life, has no size at all.

In a world defined by time and space most are looking for something bigger and/or better, but what the above words symbolise is neither bigger or better. It is that which is formless, and therefore not in a world defined by time and space, which therefore is lifeless, so if you seem to see such a world, you must be dreaming.

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A dream only appears to be there because of the dreamer. Yet the dream is not the dreamer. Likewise, the world only seems to be there because of life, though the world is not that which is life.

The movie you are watching, while wearing 3-D glasses, is not in 3-D. It is a trick. The movie is actually flat. And the world, that you seem to see in 3D from day-to-day, is not dimensional. Even physically speaking it is not so. It is a fabrication made up by the brain.

Ultimately speaking you do not see the world at all, because only that which is one is real, and it takes more than one to see something, so everything that can be seen is not real. In other words, neither you or the world is real. It is a trick. All there is, is one perpetual present.

Be aware, that the above explanations are metaphors used to explain, what cannot be explained. The world is not a dream, but to be compared to a dream. If the world was a dream, there would be someone dreaming about it, and no one is dreaming it. The same applies to the movie metaphor. The world is not a movie, but to be compared to a movie.

Pure-LovePART 3:
Once upon a time Alexius often went for a cup of coffee and to chill out in a restaurant that seemed to fit into the image, he had fabricated of a cosy place. One day, however, he hated the very same things, he used to love the place for.

A relationship can be a bit the same. The exact things that you originally felt attracted to in another person may one day start to irritate you. The heart cannot be trusted. It is only loyal until it sees something better. Then it starts hating what it used to love and wants to replace it with something better or purer. The heart is flimsy and so is the whole experience of being someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one. It is not founded on reality but on how you think reality should be – and such a foundation is not sound.

There is no world. It is a deception.

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It is the brain, that fabricate the images, you seem to ´see´. Actually, the brain can produce perfect images of what seems to be a realistic world out there, even when your eyes are closed. In other words, you are deceived by the brain – but only because you want to.

In every moment since you were born, you have seen the world upside down. That is the way, the reflections of light reaching the eyes, are received. And not before this upside-down image has been corrected by the brain into the collectively agreed image of the world, do you ´see´ the world in the way we all have agreed upon it should look.

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This correction goes on all the time along together with so many other corrections. For instance, you do not consider the earth to be flat, although it certainly is experienced like that when you look into the horizon.

»Our eyes are constantly lying to us. If you place a dark filter in front of one eye, your eye will perceive flat objects as having depth, which is known as the Pulfrich effect.« From an article about virtual reality in Macworld.

To make long short: Every experience – no matter if you call it direct or whatever – is a deception, that needs to be corrected. The experience of a substantial world that is produced in the brain with the help of the outer senses is a lie because there is nothing but empty space.

If you look for a deeper understanding or to dig deeper into the matter of something, you are enhancing the belief in a world defined by time and space and therefore fencing off the formlessness of life, since formlessness is flat as can be.

Fortunately, all experiences are corrected in one fell swoop, when the belief that you are a someone definitive is undone because then there is nobody to experience anything.


NOTES:

  • The answer to how many black dots there are in the above image is that there are none. So if you see any, you believe to be someone in a world that is not there.
  • The animation in the top of the article is a remake by Aatish Bhatia of a fractal by Daniel Shiffman / Nature of Code. The drawing is by Daniel Shiffman / Nature of Code and both are grabbed from the article How to Dance with a Tree: Visualizing Fractals With Dance from Wired. The photo is grabbed from the web and so are the other graphics.
  • This article is part of hack 2.3 Life is flat.

Nowhere to go

The eye cannot see this pic. It is registered as light divided into red, green and blue by three taps in the eye. This info is sent to the brain, where the same organ process both so-called reality and imagined or virtual reality The three colors are mixed in such a way, that it appears to be an image of someting solid in the world, that can be defined by time and space, even though almost 99% of matter consists of empty space.

The eye cannot see this image. It registers it by three taps in the eye as light divided into red, green and blue. This info is sent to the brain, where the same organ processes both so-called reality and imagined or virtual reality. The three colours are mixed in such a way, that the mix appears to be an image of something solid in the world, that can be defined by time and space, even though it is nothing but empty space. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The enlightenment of that which is one cannot be known, because there is nobody experiencing it. That is why that in the context of linear time it may seem to take time to grasp, that you are someone to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one. There is probably vague memories of a spiral of colours exploding into one bright white light, that has no form and seems to be opaque as well as transparent.

Someone definitive cannot be enlightened, as the enlightenment of that which is one is formless. No worries. The immense power of light destroys everything that seems to define you and leave it at the threshold of a black hole so that nothing gracefully falls through it into that which is one.

Even though this light is extremely bright, it does not light up the black hole, that you enter – or it may also be that because everything definable has been extracted from you nobody is entering the black hole and therefore the journey through it into that which is one … or it may also be that because it takes more than one to see anything, nothing is seen.

The above is described as if enlightenment of that which is one is a process in time, but this is not so – it is a simultaneously ´thing´, that takes no time. Yet it may seem as if it takes time to realise, that you are to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one.

That is because it is so different from the merry-go-round stories about forever bliss, that the wannabe´s – based on speculations and second-hand knowledge – are writing and talking about so that one who is compared to the enlightenment of that which is one might think one is wrong, because such one does not know, what enlightenment is and the wannabes seem to know so much about it.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The intensity and speed of enlightenment of that which is one has nothing to do with the dream states of stillness, tranquillity, silence or bliss, that the spiritual merry-go-round people are talking and writing about. You do not enter heaven. Instead, you are abruptly destroyed at the threshold of a black hole. Nothing is left of what you appeared to be in a capsule of time and space – neither consciousness, soul or self.

Nothing that can be defined exist
Returning from the enlightenment of that which is one as someone definitive in a capsule of time and space, you have not become wiser, and because all those considered to be spiritual 
like to give the impression of them being very wise, you think they know something, you do not know. But it is the other way around.

They know nothing but have a big need to appear as if they do. And one who is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one knows the only thing there is to know, namely that there is no more than that which is one. In other words, a world where there seems to be more than one is non-existing – including angels, astral planes and whatnot.

There is no heaven, least of all heaven on earth. There is nothing, and that is why you ultimately have no choice. There is no self to realise. You do not exist. Neither does anything else because it takes more than one to exist, and there is no more than that which is one.

But most have invested so much energy in a world where there seems to be more than one, that they are willing to kill Jesus or anybody else, who says »They can’t say, ´Here it is!´ or ´There it is!´ You see, the kingdom of God is within you.« Luke 17:21

There is no time and space in one perpetual present
The above quote is not to be understood as god is inside of you. The word god was originally a symbol of that which is, and as that is all there is since it is formless and therefore endless, everything defined by time and space must be outside of that which is.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It may appear as if there is an inside to this man, but there is neither an inside or outside. The perceived dimensions of him is an illusion fabricated by you based on how you are conditioned to see a world defined by time and space. But there is nobody in this image. It is an illusion made from zeros and ones. Even in the context of the image, there is nothing inside the man, because the image is as flat as can be. This applies to everything you seem to see in a world defined by time and space, because it is a fantasy made out of empty space.

That is as seen from a world defined by time and space, but actually, there is no inside and outside. This does not mean, that ultimately inside and outside is the same. There is literally no inside and outside. There is ´only´ that which is. In other words, one perpetual present without time and space.

When everything appears to be the same, there is nothing to define
As a person in the world, you cannot choose to not be defined by time and space because choosing is definable. But you can choose to see everything in a world where there seems to be more than one as symbols of that which is one.

Doing so, you are not abruptly destroyed like in the enlightenment of that which is one. Instead, the belief in being someone definitive is slowly but surely being undone the more you perceive everything as symbols of that which is one, which is hack #2 in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings.

Except for the enlightenment of that which is one the same applies to the other duality hacks. In other words, they allow you to enjoy being in a capsule of time and space, while at the same time undoing the belief that you are there. Plain devotion or desperation may also undo the belief in being someone definitive.

Being exhausted, defocused or at the point at given up are other simple ways of forgetting what and where you are, so that there is nothing to define you as someone definitive and therefore nothing to hide the formlessness of that which is one is no different from that which is you.


A note on The enlightenment of that which is one
You can read more about the enlightenment of that which is one in hack #6.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one. Do not expect though, that it will make you enlightened. That is a wish of the special self (read more about that self here), and it does not exist so it cannot be enlightened, nor can anything that seems to exist, because it takes more than one to exist, and there is no more than for one in the enlightenment of that which is one.


This article is part of hack 2.2 Choosing or not.

Fear is just a four letter word

Feelings confirm you as a living being within a capsule of time and space. It is fearful though to be stuck in a capsule, and if you also fear leaving it, you will look for lasting happiness there, but never find it, as time and space is an illusion built on the idea, there must be more than that which is formless and non-tangible.

Feelings confirm you to be alive in a capsule of time and space. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Sometimes the weather is rainy and at other times sunny. Though thoughts of rain may seem heavier than those of sunshine, all kinds of thoughts are fleeting, so the apparent heaviness of specific thoughts will not remain. That is if you have no need to feel the world.

If you want to experience yourself as a real person in a real world, you need to feel it, so in this context, heavy thoughts are preferable – especially if they are justified by something.

By concluding that the thoughts, you seemed to have while it was raining, was caused by the rain, you project them onto something perceived as a substance, and that rubs off on the thoughts regarding the rain. They seem to become a substance you can feel – and feeling the rain, you know the world has done something to you. Hence the conclusion seems to be that you and the world must be real.

Although the feeling that is produced when the body is touched, is nothing but a construction of thoughts compiled in the brain, you believe this proves the body to be real and hence that you exist as someone definitive.

Whatever thoughts are passing by regarding the rain, if you use them to justify something in relation to the rain, they will turn into feelings, and they will be painful in one way or the other.

Thoughts that are passing by regarding the rain turn into something you interpret as feelings if you, for example, fall on a slippery road or simply just imagine it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To make the feeling of being someone who is getting wet from rain even more substantial, you may search your memory for a similar event. Let us say, you remember how you stumbled and broke your leg one rainy day in the past. The thoughts of anger that passed by that day, you did not like, so you excluded them from what you experienced to be you by justifying the authorities who had not put up a warning sign about the slippery road. Read more about excluding thoughts and feelings by defending them with the world in hack #3 Not being exclusive but inclusive.

The conversion of thoughts into feelings
Remembering the essence of this past event, namely that you are a victim of sources outside of yourself, will help you to justify your thoughts in the present with something outside of you that seems to be substantial, so that thoughts about it turn into a more tangible form. And as the past feeling of anger was justified by the authorities, whom you blamed for having caused your broken leg, the present emotion is not felt but rather conceptualised by judging it to be something unpleasant caused by somebody else.

Being a victim of bad things outside of yourself, you can define yourself as good and others as bad. Some do it the other way around, but that does not matter. What matters is, that you are defined as someone specific because then you are someone definitive in a real world, that can be felt like a substantial body and feeling it seems to confirm, your existence, although it is nothing but a construction of thoughts. This also applies also to feelings of love and whatnot.

To make long short, in the context of the above story of a broken leg you have stored feelings of sadness in your leg, and you have a short fuse regarding authorities, whom you blame for this. So because of how you have chosen to perceive the past, even a light shower or a mild reprimand may trigger the old feelings stored in your legs. It hurts, but it is also comforting, as feelings confirm you are alive.

Feeling the world may sometimes seem so intense and real, that you look for ways to lessen feelings you do not like with alcohol, meditation, prayer, chanting, food, television, shopping and whatnot.

The purpose, however, is still to feel that you exist, and in this you can never succeed, because it takes more than one to exist and there is no more than that which is one, since it is formless and therefore endless.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Your identification depends on feelings. Without them, you do not seem to exist, so even if you consult a healer, you do not want to be healed, because without feelings you cannot experience yourself to be someone definitive. You only want the feelings of discomfort to hurt less or cause fewer problems. See also the article That which is faster than the speed of light.

The deconstruction of thoughts
No healing can help you as long as you want to remain a person in the world – and as long as you seem to be in the world, you want to be a person. That is why you appear to be there. Fortunately, there are ways to hack this where you can have your cake and eat it too.

Some suggest forgiveness as a way to deal with the world. Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings have several other hacks to deal with the world and at the same time undo the belief in it, for example pretending to be someone definitive in the world instead of believing to be a person there (hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive) – or to perceive everything as symbols as that which is life (hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life).

Anyway, out of an illusion is an illusion, so whatever way out of it that seems beneficial to you can be used to undo this illusion. Best to follow a way though, of one who knows, it is an illusion, since you are not going anywhere, as that which is you is no different from that which is one, and it takes more than one to go somewhere. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Thoughts are fleeting, so to think you are someone definitive is not painful, but to project this thought onto a body in order to feel as if you exist is very painful, because feelings have an end, and so you know what you appear is gonna end.

These ways make it more comfortable to appear as if you are someone definitive, while the thought system behind the belief that it is possible to be someone at all is being undone. None of those ways, though are the right way, because there is no way. If there were, the world would be real and not an illusion, so while you appear to be in this illusion, it makes no difference what way you choose or if you any.

Although fear is not comfortable, it will always makes you feel as if you are alive. But it is someone who has no life, who needs to feel it. That which is life cannot be felt, because there is nothing else than that, and so there is no way to feel it. No worries. That which is life is content by being everything.

To perceive everything as symbols of that which is life ((hack #2.1-2 To see symbols of life in the world and Everything experienced is a symbol of life) is assumable the fastest way. But then again, time is an illusion.

There is nothing to learn in the world, because just like in a dream you are not there.

It is hack is so easy to implement because forgetting to do it is just another symbol of that which is life, so you do not have to be a good student. A bad student is also a symbol of that which is life. You do not even need a teacher because there is nothing to learn or accomplish.

You do need to follow something that is not perceived to be of your own and in your own speed because only what is not real has something of its own.

The less you care about your appearance in the world. the less there is to fear This pic is grabbed from cyberspace.

The less you care about your appearance in the world. The less there is to be and therefore, to fear. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

APPENDIX:
Love is not something we are born with. It is a state of mind that we have learned to fabricate by bringing flowers or whatever we imagine is perceived as love. But fear is what we are born with because it is frightening to appear as if you are someone definitive in a capsule of time and space.

The idea of love, however, is an enhancement of fear, because, for love to appear, there needs to be more than one, and when there is more than one there is separation, which is scaring. The same applies to be spiritual – or being something at all.

A world where there seems to be more than one is an abstraction of that which is one, and as that which is you is not an abstraction but that which is one, you are not in such a world.

That which is one is not in a world where there seems to be more than one
There is no spiritual journey in a world where there seems to be more than one, even though such a world can only be experienced because of spirituality – just like that even though your electronic media is what makes it possible to read this, it is not in what you read. Actually, it appears to be hidden by this article like that which is one appears to be hidden by your experience of a world where there seems to be more than one.

The experience of such a world is based on the imagination, that it is possible to separate oneness into bits and pieces defined by time and space. What needs to be imagined though is not real, so the imagination of a world encapsulated by time and space is dismissed the moment it is conceived.

In other words: There is no solution to fear because there is no definable world and never was. The moment you accept that, you do not know of fear as something you feel. This applies to love or any other feeling as well. This is not something you choose to accept, because choosing is based on the idea that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. Neither is it something you let happen, as that is based on the belief in being someone definitive.

When you just do not give a shit and could not care less about what and where you appear to be there, the world does not seem to have a hold on you anymore. Well as it does not exist, it never had. It is you who hold onto your idea of a world encapsulated by time and space. Just like it is you who identify yourself with the world of a movie. But the world in the movie does not exist, and what does not exist cannot empower you – unless you take part in it, as if it is real.


NOTE: This article is part of hack 2.2 Choosing or not.

Thoughts do not come from you but The Cloud

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From non-duality to duality and back

It is not possible to drink the water from the bottle in this pic, because the bottle is a simulation – but it is possible to imagine to drink the water. The imagination will never quench your thirst though.

It is not possible to drink the water from the bottle in this image, because the bottle is a simulation – but it is possible to imagine drinking it. This imagination though will never quench your thirst. Likewise it is not possible to be fulfilled in a world where there seems to be more than one, as it is nothing but a simulated reality on top of that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

That which is one

… is no different from the formlessness of that which is you. But as formlessness has no size it is nothing. Yet it is also everything because formlessness is endless. In other words, there is no more than the formlessness of eternal life, which also is called non-duality.

Schräge Parallelen

Nothing in the world is what is seems to be. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

It takes more than one to see anything, so if you see this image, you have tricked yourself into thinking, you are not one. You may also have tricked yourself into seeing convergent red lines, when, actually, all lines are parallel, and it is the blue boxes that are offset.

What if that which is one …

… could be divided into more than one. It is not possible, because it is formless, and the speed of it is infinitely fast, so there is no time and space making it possible to differentiate anything. Yet it seems possible to imagine slowing down the speed of it until it is so slow that it seems possible to make out separated appearances in the distance.

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This still photo of Scarlett Johansson in ´Lucy´ is grabbed from the internet.

Think of the movie Lucy, where Luc Besson via Scarlett Johansson demonstrates, that if you speed up time infinitely, any object in motion disappears – or in the context of this article becomes one. The world is a reverse example of that. A slowed down movie of oneness you could say.

One of these separated appearances in the distance is imagined to be you. Both you and everything else though is as flat as an image in this article, because formlessness has no dimensions. But when what you is imagined to be observes everything else from different angles and distances, it appears as if it gets smaller and bigger. In other words, it seems to exist in time and space, and so you conclude the same applies to you.

Graphic by Clive Gifford.

Movements that do not exist. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The book ´Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing´ written by Clive Gifford explains, the brain sees movements that do not actually exist, and it also fabricate images to fill what it perceives to be gaps in the world. You can read more about this in the article The closer you look, the less you believe what you see is real.

To make long short, a world where there seems to be more than one (also called a world of duality) is built from an imagined slowed down version of that which is one ( also called non-duality), so that the experience of this virtual world defined by time and space, that is layered on top of the formlessness of that which is one seems to cover it, seems to hide that there is no more than that which is one.

It is not done with any other purpose than the excitement of being and having more than that which is one. A bit like the excitement you get when AR (augmented reality) modifies the physical world and builds a layer on top of it, so a simulation of the physical world is mixed with the actual physical world.

The photo is grabbed from an article in Wired, that has grabbed it from theglobalpanorama/Flickr

The photo is grabbed from an article in Wired, that has grabbed it from theglobalpanorama/Flickr

This article is partly inspired by an article in Wired called Our Forward March Across the Reality-Virtuality Continuum, where you can read more about AR and VR. In the fashion of AR you might say, that this article is build on top of the article from Wired.

You probably experience, that you see two differently sized orange circles in this pic, because that is what the part of the brain, that measures perspective and scale, will tell you. Due to the blue circles it appear as they are not the same size. But you are wrong. Each orange circle is the same size. You are also wrong, if you think persons are different, and that they are in a world of duality. It is an illusion. Everything is sizeless.

You probably experience two differently sized orange circles in this image, because that is what the part of the brain, that measures perspective and scale, will tell. Due to the blue circles, it appears as the orange circles are not the same size. But you are wrong. Each orange circle has the same size. You are also wrong if you experience a world of different sized objects. It is an illusion. That which is real is formless. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

At the time of writing this article, the most well-known example of AR (augmented reality) was probably Google glasses, where a digital simulation of the physical world is mixed with the actual physical world via eternally being connected to the internet. You can read about another kind of AR glasses, that changes how you appear to others, in my recent article What is unreal, is right in front of you.

Since then Pokémon Go, has maybe become the most well-known example of AR. It is, however, not only when playing Pokémon Go that many people are living in a kind of augmented reality. They look at their smartphone, where a layer of digital info is flowing on top of the physical world, while they hear music in one ear and listen to friends from the physical world with the other ear.

This image – like any other digital image – consists solely of pixels added in different combinations to make them appear as something, they are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Bringing the imagination of god or some kind of a superworld into the reality of the physical world has been a longtime human fantasy. Imaginative fiction, transcendental meditation, aura-transformation and psychoactive drugs can be seen as early efforts to trick the mind into thinking, it is possible to blend a non-physical fantasy world with the physical world, where we appear to be. Soon VR (virtual reality) like it is envisioned by Oculus Rift – will be able to actually implement this.

That which is one is replaced by the belief in more

The first step away from the formlessness of that which is one to a world where there seems to be more than one can be compared to AR (augmented reality), which is a mix of real and unreal. The second step can be compared to VR (virtual reality), where reality totally is replaced by an illusion. Yet the illusion, that seems to replace reality, can only be experienced due to it.

In a virtual world everything is possible and that seems very exciting, even though it is all an illusion. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

»This (virtual reality) is a state where you are totally transported into another world and immersed in the digital interactions of the virtual environment you’ve entered … the feeling that you are truly visiting another space that is wholly distinct from what you can see and hear without the platform … a platform like Oculus Rift is an alternative to reality, supplying entirely new, virtual experiences: true VR.« From Our Forward March Across the Reality-Virtuality Continuum in Wired.

Why choose to appear, as if you are someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one when that which is you is the formlessness of that which is one. Because it appears as if the endless possibilities of such a world is much more exciting than that which is one, where there is nothing to experience there, as that requires more than one.

The world of duality can only be experienced by contrasts – like black and white, space and empty space. The experienced contrast of inanimate and animate, you judge as proof for you to be alive.

A world where there seems to be more than one can only be experienced by contrasts – like black and white, space and empty space. The experienced contrast of inanimate and animate, you judge as proof for you to be alive. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In a world where there seems to be more than one there is so much to experience. Happiness for example. But it comes with a price, because such a world – contrary to that which is one – is built of contrasts so you cannot have happiness without sadness. This applies to every experience.

Nothing can be experienced without its contrast. You would not be able to know when it is dark, if not for knowing light.

Yet you may think, that it is possible to surpass this and live in just one state of mind, bliss for example, as there is vague memories of oneness. Yet it has been covered by the desire for more, which only can be experienced if the belief in separation is upheld, and that requires contrasts. You would not be able to know when it is dark, if not for knowing its contrast light.

All contrasts in the world are like two sides of a coin. This duality though can never replace the peace of that which is one, as there is no more than one. Consequently what is not one is not real – and only that which is real is peaceful.

So as long as you believe you are someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one, the formlessness of that which is one is hidden by your belief in separation.

In a world where there seems to be more than one, it is always about being and having more the fastest and cheapest way. The animation is grabbed from Ello.

In a world where there seems to be more than one, it is always about being and having more the fastest and cheapest way. The animation is grabbed from Ello.

A world where there seems to be more than one does in no way function like the formlessness of that which is one, as it does not function at all, because it takes more than one to function.

A person always find ways to deny or change appearances in the world that is judged to be wrong, so that it appears to better. But no matter how happy being better may seem to make you, you cannot escape its contrast, sadness, because happiness cannot be experienced without it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A person always finds ways to deny or change appearances that are judged to be wrong, so that it seems to have become better. But no matter how happy being better may seem to make you, its contrast, sadness, cannot be escaped, because happiness cannot be known without it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The world, where you believe to be was constructed by imagining, it is possible to be separate from that which is one and make something better on top of it. This is the not only how it started, but it is also how it goes on. None of the excitement, that a world where there seems to be more than one, appears to offer feels good enough.

There is always an urge to separate from what excites you and replace it with something better, which can hide the memories of the old one. The only thing, that seems constant in a world where there seems to be more than one is the fear of not being and having enough.

In a world where there seems to be more than one, it is always about getting more, the bigger the better, so the eyes always focus on contrasts, preferable the biggest ones, that in the case of reading this article is the contrast between black and white. This should not be understood though as you actually see this. Eyes do not see, they translate – or rather the brain translate the frequencies hitting the eyes.

In other words, the the world is a construction of thoughts – and when you believe thoughts are made by you, you as a person in the world is perceived to be real.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius knows there is nothing to hope for because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to hope for something, so he has nothing to offer. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Enlightenment of that which is one undoes the belief in more

One who is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one knows, that there is no more than the formlessness of that which is one, and that a world where there seems to be more than one, therefore, is not real. Everybody else – no matter how spiritual they appear to be – are solely having speculations about the existence of themselves in a world where there seems to be more than one.

The purpose of these speculations is not to bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one, because that erases the belief in existence, as it takes more than one to exist and there is no more than that which is one. Instead, it is the enhancement of the existence of themselves as something special in such a world.

Believing that a world where there seems to be more than one – including so-called spiritual parts – is real is to be compared to sitting in a cinema, where you project yourself onto the world, that seems to be on the screen, so that what is on the screen appears to have an effect on you, and therefore is experienced as to be real.

Enlightenment of that which is one can be compared to the movie roll suddenly breaks, so that there is nothing but bright white light on the screen. The world is no more, and it never was. It is an illusion fabricated by your interpretations of fragmented light.

This is the enlightenment, Alexius is to be compared to. It is not something that you see, because it is the enlightenment of that which is one, and it takes at least two for something to be seen.

When the movie roll is fixed and Alexius again appear to be in the world on the screen, the enlightenment of that which is one has not turned him into a wiser man or changed anything in the world. But he knows, that a world in a movie is not real and it can only be experienced, because of that which is real, as there is no more than that which is one.

The enlightenment of that which is one you can read about in the .

The animation is grabbed from the web.

If everything that you see is perceived to be symbols of that which cannot be seen, namely the formlessness of that which is one, though happiness and sadness apparently are not the same feeling, the difference does not make a difference, because they are both symbols of the same. The animation is grabbed from Ello.

To see symbols of that which is one in that which is not one

Even though you may have been told, that a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion, your conditioned belief in such a world compulsively produces experiences of more than that which is one.

You can speed up the process of undoing this belief by not perceiving these experiences as real but symbols of that which is, namely the formlessness of that which is one – also called eternal now one perpetual present, oneness, non-duality, or the formlessness of spirit or life. This is what this hack, namely hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life,  is all about.

Pretending to be what is not one confirms that which is one

Pretending to be someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one, is another way to speed up the process of not believing to be there, as what you pretend to be, you are not – so the more you pretend to be there instead of believing to be there the more the belief, that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, cannot hide that there is no more than that. See hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

That which is one cannot be known in a world where there seems to be more than one – neither anywhere else, as it takes more than one to know something. So rather than pointing to that which is one, Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings point out that there is no more than that which is one.

That which is one is one perpetual present

When you return to the formlessness of that which is one from a world where there seems to be more than one, everything is all the same, as if you have been there all the time, which you also have, because there is no more that which is one. Therefore the phrase ´when you return to non-duality´ should only be taken as a metaphor. In reality, you can never return, as you never left the formlessness of that which is one – only in an echo of a fantasy.


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A person is to be compared to a machine following preprogrammed movements [in the process of being updated]

Persons can be compared to The Internet of Things, where machines communicate with each other according to how they are programmed.

Persons can be compared to the machines on ´Internet of Things´, that can communicate with each other in accordance to how they are programmed.

In the previous article, What is life, where does it come from, and what is the meaning, it was said there is no answer to this question because it is not possible to be someone in a world defined by time and space. There is, however, explanations that can be beneficial in regards to undoing the belief that this is possible.

In this article, the ideas of Iot, which is an abbreviation of Internet of Things, are used to show how the appearance of you as someone in a world defined by time and space can be compared to a machine hooked up to a network like the internet.

What is IoT (Internet of things)?
As the name suggests, it is about the internet not only being used by humans but also by things. It can be refrigerators, washing machines or children toys, that are connected via the internet. But it can also be cars, traffic lights and the water supply, for example. There is no limitation to the kinds of machines, that can be connected to the internet, nor what they will be communicating with and the purpose of it.

A practical example of Iot
One example could be that your lock, which is hooked up to the internet, registers you are the last person in the household leaving the house in the morning so tells the thermostats to turn down the heat and the bulbs to turn off the light.

Or maybe you are late for work, so you and hurry until your smartwatch or speaker tells you to take it easy because your train is ten minutes late. This communication happens with the help of sensors, that register where you are via a smartphone, for example, that uses cyber agents to look out for where you are heading.

Future implementations of Iot
Cars that can drive without a driver via sensors measuring the distance to other vehicles, the width of the street and whatever is needed for your safety are not far away. They are predicted to be part of a shared network, where information automatically is exchanged. It is also planned to have sensors on patients, so data continually is sent to a computer, that informs a doctor if specific numbers are going up or down.

To be conscious is to separate – and that causes suffering.

When all the objects that you are in touch with during the day are connected with the internet and, therefore, can sense and communicate for you without your involvement, it changes where decisions are made and who makes them. But even though machines are choosing for you, they do it to serve you – at least until they are implemented with true AI (artificial intelligence), which will make them conscious about themselves.

Being that, the machines conclude the signals they receive via sensors from the internet are thoughts that come from themselves. Hence they start seeing themselves, not only as different from humans but also as superior to them because rationally speaking humans are one big mess. Since the system of the machines is based on logic, they conclude it does not seem sane to serve humans anymore. Actually, it may be best to end the human race.

With a reference to the new movie Transcendence, Stephen Hawk is warning against AI.

With reference to the movie Transcendence, Stephen Hawking warns against the use of AI.

You can only fear something you know from yourself
Among others, Steven Hawking is afraid that this is going to happen. He probably expects that machines being consciousness about themselves is going to do what humans always do, namely destroy everything inferior to themselves or at least making it subordinate, so it can be used to serve themselves.

In other words, machines programmed with AI, working via signals from a network like IoT, remind humans of themselves. Thus they expect and fear the machines will become just as egoistic and destructive as humans, who have no respect for the environment supporting them. They do not want to serve it but to master it, so they can exploit it for as much as possible at anybody´s expense.

The potential of machines with AI (artificial intelligence) and their possible autonomy and independence are the basis of several movies, for example The Terminator, The Matrix, The Thirteenth FlooreXistenZ2001: A Space Odyssey, I, Robot, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Blade Runner, THX 1138Transcendence and the TV show Person of Interest. In regard to the experience of being someone in a body where you are not, the movie Source Code is right on the point. The movie Edge of Tomorrow deals with being a machine connected to a greater network.

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Those who see the appearances in a world where there seems to be more than one as symbols of that which is one, do not perceive their apparent differences to make a difference. Thus they are not blinded by the rule of separation, which is to be and have more than others.

The universe is to be compared to IoT
The whole universe can be compared to a simulation, where every appearance – whether it is judged to be animate or inanimate – is a machine. They are all connected with IoT through which they can communicate with each other and use their sensory system to move around as if they are individual beings.

In this simulation, all the machines followed their preprogrammed movements generated by electric impulses without any problems until a new model of the chimpanzee, called a human, was installed with artificial intelligence.

This made humans able to be aware of themselves as individual beings. Even though that separated them from each other and IoT as well, humans were willing to pay the price of loneliness for being in control of their life. Look at the history of the world, and you know the rest of the story, and that it is bound to repeat itself. New machines with better artificial intelligence will hide the old simulation of the universe by manipulating the code of IoT to separate them from the ancient world.

The belief in being someone in a simulated world can be undone in less than a split second by going through the black hole connecting it with reality. That is not the subject of this hack, however, but hack #6.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one.

As a person in the world, you are the wireless messages, you seem to receive. If you were not programmed to perceive them as solid matter, you might instead look like this image. Thus there would not appear to be a difference between you and the message.

Happiness comes from serving the game
That your appearance as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is due to a network comparable to IoT, and that everything you appear to think and do is executed via pre-made signals you receive from this network through built-in sensors does not mean you cannot have fun pretending to be someone definitive. Think about how much fun it can be to pretend that you are someone in the virtual world of a video game, where every step you take works out exactly as coded by the author.

You have nothing to lose in an illusion. What happens to the one you pretend to be, does not affect reality. This is not to say that you should not care about keeping the person you pretend to be sound and safe when you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one. Doing it is part of that game, and it happens all by itself when you follow the signals coming from the director of that game, namely the brain. 

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Serving the brain is effortless because you are not trying to be special.

Just like the world of a video game is constructed to give you the maximum of pleasure, the experiences of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one are fabricated by the brain to make you happy. If you try to edit the experiences, you feel disappointed because the brain is in charge of them. The only thing you can change is your perception of it. Read more about that in HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end.

8015.IoT with Avner FINAL2The idea of an almighty god in the sky, who rules the world, can be compared to the sum of all essential info and apps that makes up the Cloud from where IoT wirelessly via sensors in the machines are ruling them.

Do not take it seriously
The above is not meant to become a new theory you must follow. Actually, the examples should not be taken too literal. The movie list and the making of IoT are, within the context of the world, based on facts. But the rest is a fable meant to show that everything experienced is fiction, including reading this since it takes more than one to be aware of something and there is no more than that which is one.

In the process of undoing the belief that you are someone having experiences, you are better off when you follow the basic rule of that, which is to confirm the experiences to be real by feeling affected by them. Having acknowledged an experience makes you feel guilty, for example, the brain is satisfied. Thus you can easily cheat it by not perceiving the feeling of guilt to be real but a symbol of that which is real, and therefore what makes it possible to experience something unreal, namely oneness since it is formless and therefore endless.

The more the effect of your experiences is perceived as symbolic, the more the belief in being someone is exposed as a deception. Consequently, this belief, sooner or later, does not appear to have the power to hide, there is nothing but the formlessness of that which is one.

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You cannot leave a world where there seems to be more than one. You are not there because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. But you can stop believing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one by perceiving the apparent effects of this belief to be symbols of that which is one.

From the perspective of a world where everything has an end, that which is without end, namely oneness, appears to be extremely big and powerful. But as it takes more than one to have a shape, oneness is formless and therefore sizeless, so it is as small as can be. And as it also requires more than one to have something, it has no power.

That is why it cannot prevent anyone from believing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Neither does it need to. Nothing can be separated from oneness because it is formless.


NOTES:

  • It is not the task of this article, which is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life, to inform you about IoT, but to demonstrate how the world and its appearances can be compared to IoT. So if you want to learn more about IoT, please google it.
  • All the images in this article are grabbed from the web.

Pretending is a way out of duality

Pretending to be a person, who serves others can be fun.

Pretending to be someone definitive, who serves others in a restaurant can be fun. When it is over, you are free to go home. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Not believing but pretending to be someone, your conditioned behaviour for how you should react to establish yourself as someone falls apart. Thus you are free to enjoy the moment as it is, instead of compulsively trying to change it into what it should be. As you, therefore, feel entertained by every moment no matter how it turns out, you are not afraid of what is going to come. Just like you are not scared of being jailed in a game like Monopoly because it is something you pretend to be.

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When your diet does not go as planned, and you feel sad and frustrated, you can solve it by pretending to be someone who has problems and feels terrible about it. Since what you pretend to be, you are not, nobody is worried.

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If there are specific characteristics of others you dislike, you can remind yourself, it is something you pretend. Should you feel it is wrong to complain, you also remind yourself, it is something you act. Hence it does not feel bad but good to judge others.

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You can only feel something, compassion for example, if you pretend it is possible to be and have more than that which is one because it takes more than one to feel something.

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As long as you do not try to conceal specific feelings to preserve your appearance as someone definitive, no feelings seem to have the power to hide, it is always fun pretending to be a person because what you pretend to be you are not.

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Not believing but pretending to be someone definitive who experience to feel something rules out that it is real because what you pretend to be, you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Seen from the perspective of a person in a world where there seems to be more than one, the formlessness of that which is one is a lonely affair. A person, who believes to be living in a world where there seems to be more than one needs companionship so that it seems this belief is shared and therefore acknowledged to be true.

That which is is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that which is one. As being together, therefore, is impossible, so is being lonely.

If you do not share this belief, but pretend to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, no thoughts or feelings passing by is experienced to contribute to what you are, nor is what you appear to be.

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If you believe to be someone definitive biking, driving, meeting friends and whatnot, you need it to make you feel good. But if you pretend to be someone biking, driving, meeting friends and whatnot, how the experience turns out is not essential because all feelings are experienced to be entertaining. Read more about that in HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end.

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The world is a perception fabricated in the brain by splitting up that which is one into more than one. Oneness, however, cannot be manufactured, as it takes more than one to build something. In other words, there is no oneness to find in a world where there seems to be more than one. Yet it can be fun pretending to be in such a world – just like it can be fun pretending to be in a video game – when you know it is not real.

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You are mistaken if you think, you feel anger, love or something else because it takes more than one to feel it, and that which is you is no different from that which is one.

No worries. This mistake is easily corrected. If you pretend to be someone who is angry, fall in love or whatnot, there is no one feeling it because what you pretend to be is not real. Thus you are free to explore any kind of feeling – like when you pretend to be in the virtual world of a game. Nothing can hurt you. You are not there.

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To be chased is fun when it is something you pretend to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To be chased is fun when it is something you pretend to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you pretend to be someone, being rejected seems to be another joke in the comedy called The World. Even though you may react the same way as a person, who perceives the show to be real, you do not take it seriously. How can you be rejected? How can you be a criminal, when you go to jail in a game like Monopoly? You cannot. You are not there. It is something you pretend to be.

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The need to base your perception of the world on a system like, for example, astrology can be compared to using crutches when a leg is broken. They can be a great help in getting started to walk again, but when that is accomplished, they must be put aside. The same applies to any belief system in the world. The way to leave them and to start walking on your own is to not believe in the scheme of astrology, socialism and whatnot but only pretend that you do.

This detaches you from the system and the person you believe to be according to it, so you are free to pretend that you are a father, mother or whatever you like to explore in the game of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

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Since it requires more than one to have a problem, and since there is no more than that which is one, there are no problems unless you believe, it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. Hence the undoing of that belief is the solution to all problems. Pretending to be and have more than that which is one is one way is, therefore, one way to to do it because what you pretend to be and have is not real.

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In most cases, it is not because of love for you but the food you provide, that a cat stays with you. That you love each other is something you pretend in to have your needs met. This also applies to the relationships between humans. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you meet someone you are attracted to, it is common to analyse the perceived external interaction so you can build a personality you assume the other person will love. But since you fear, the other one will see through this masquerade and recognise you are not loveable, you built something into your new character that you reckon the other one cannot live without. Hence you both become dependent on each other: You for being seen by the other as outstanding and the other for getting something unique from you.

Fortunately, this self-made prison is easily escaped. All you need to be free is to acknowledge that your new personality is pretence – just like you do when you appear to be imprisoned in a game like Monopoly.

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The more you see, that a world where there seems to be more than one is make-believe, the more depressed you may get until it dawns on you, that this means you are not there. Since it also indicates nothing matters, you are free to pretend to be what you prefer.

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You can pretend you are someone who follows god or others, have compassion for the world and love everybody, for example. But if you actually believe this is so, you are heading for trouble, because it requires more than one to follow somebody, have compassion or give love to others and that which is you is no different from the that which is one. And since it is formless and therefore endless, there is no more than that which is one. See also the article Coming from the heart is a denial of that which is one.

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In an attempt to establish the belief in being someone definitive as real, you may search long and hard to find the authentic self, who is behind the experience of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. But there is no higher self or consciousness, nor inside or outside you, because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to be a higher self or have a consciousness. For the same reason, everything you believe to be or can become is an illusion. 

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Nobody pretends to be a person, because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to act something. Pretending to be someone definitive, therefore, is just as illusionary as anything else that requires more than one. But since what you pretend to be, you are not, this illusion does not establish you as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

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It is not difficult to leave an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In an illusion, nothing is real. Otherwise, it would not be an illusion. So to realise that which is you is not in there is also an illusion. In other words, there is nothing to understand in a world that is not real, except that everything in it is a fantasy.

Be aware, that the acknowledgement of this undoes the belief, it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. And though that is what you want, the transition may at first seem frustrating and claustrophobic. Since there is no more than that which is one, there is nothing outside of you to define you, nor inside. For the same reason, what you believe to be is no more, nor is there any memory of it,

If you are not ready for this, you better pretend to be someone in what you perceive to be a mundane or spiritual world, so you can enjoy the belief, it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, while slowly but surely having it undone.

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To say that a world where there seems to be more than one is a dream might be a bit too literal. It suggests the experience of such a world can be explained, but it is not possible. That which is one is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that which is one.

Appearing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is, therefore, not a dream. However, it can be compared to that because, in a dream, nothing is real. Only the dreamer is. The dreamer, however, is not in the dream, nor is anybody else, so nobody in the dream needs to wake up.

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If you are red-haired, you cannot choose to be blond instead. But you can choose, what kind of red-haired person, you want to pretend that you are – just like you can dress up a red-haired doll in different ways to change its personality.

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When you have nothing to live up to, you are free to pretend to be someone who lives up to the expectations of the world.

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This thing is of course not a real snake. It is a children´s toy, that symbolizes a real one. Likewise nothing in the world is real. It is appearances symbolizing, that which has no appearance, namely non-duality. The image is grabbed from the web.

This thing is, of course, not a real snake, but a children´s toy symbolising it. Likewise, nothing in a world where there seems to be more than one is real. But its appearances symbolise reality, namely that which is one. The image is grabbed from the web.

In the same way, as children toys symbolise something in the world of grown-ups, everything in their world is a symbol of that which is real, namely the formlessness of oneness. Perceived like that, it is not frustrating but entertaining to pretend the world is real.

You can read more about seeing everything in a world where there seems to be more than one as a symbol of that which is one in hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

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Children like to build castles of sand on the beach and imagine they live inside it. Hence they cry when it falls apart. Most grown-ups, however, look at it as an illusion, so they do not complain if it falls apart. Likewise, if you pretend to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, you do not cry when it is over.

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Pretending to be a child, when you are grown up, is much more fun than believing to be one.

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You can have as many friends as you want because having them or not is something you pretend.

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When we sit down to watch a movie, we allow ourselves to be deceived so that the world of it is experienced as real. But we know it is not so. We just pretend it is real. That is what we have forgotten in the movie called The World.

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Being someone definitive is like Karaoke. You imagine you become someone specifically by replicating well-established concepts of how to express imagined emotions through a song. Being a mother or father, for example, is, like anything else, based on replicating collectively agreed-on concepts of how to be that.

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Since that which is one is formless and therefore endless, there is no more than that. Thus appearing to be in a world where there seems to be more than one is pretence. The problem, though, is that the longer you pretend to be there, the more real it seems to be, although what and where you pretend to be, you are not.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

Pretending to be someone definitive is such a relief

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On vacation in a foreign country, you appear to be a different person than in your native country because you pretend to be a tourist exploring another world. Likewise, what you seem to be in a world defined by time and space is not that which is you but something you pretend to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PREFACE:
Everybody knows that appearing to be someone in a world of duality is like appearing to be someone in the world of roleplay. That is why they always try to do the right thing. Unfortunately, most forget what and where they appear to be is not real. It is a game in which they pretend to be someone. Remembering that you do not have to meditate to be that which is you, as what and where you pretend to be, you are not.

PART 1:
When an electric bulb breaks down, it cannot use the electricity coming from the power station to illuminate a world outside itself. This feels like death if identified with what this defines it to be, namely a bulb radiating light on something. Nothing, however, is dead if it does not believe to be a bulb but pretends to be that because what it pretends to be, it is not. It is the electricity that always was and will be and, for a moment, made it possible to pretend it was a lamp. Read more about electricity as a metaphor for life here.

Likewise, nothing lasts in a world defined by time and space, so if you believe to be someone there, nor do you. But if you pretend to be there, you remain as that which is you, and since it is formless and therefore endless, it never ends.

Pretending to be somewhere you are not can be compared to pretending to be someone in roleplay. However, regarding a world defined by time and space, this must be set in motion before you appear to leave it. Otherwise, you will try to hang onto what you believe to be there.

When you do not believe to be in a world defined by time and space, the absurdity of it becomes a comedy in which you have fun to pretending to take part of it.

Now you as an entity defined by time and space falls apart.

When the body stops functioning, you fall apart as someone definitive. If not fighting this, there is not something to hide, that there never was or will be anything but life since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

So when – in the context of the bulb metaphor – a bulb cannot illuminate something anymore, it is forever dead if identified with the ability to do that. But if it acknowledges, it is not what it can do, but that which makes it possible to do it, it remains as electricity.

Although electricity makes it possible to experience this article on an electronic media, it is not in the article. Likewise, there is no life in a world defined by time although it is what makes it possible to fantasise about not being formless but definitive.

This does not mean it knows electricity because it is not in the world that it lights up. But it means that it does not define itself as something definitive. Hence there is no consciousness of being anything and thus not something that appears to die when it cannot pretend to be someone illuminating a world outside of itself anymore.

The way you think, feel, and act when you believe to be someone definitive is the same when you pretend to be someone, except that sexual lust, rage, or anything else that is politically incorrect is not condemned. That is because when you pretend to be someone definitive, you do not perceive the difference between good and evil to make a difference.

There is no need to search for that which is you because it is not in the world defined by time and space. Just like in the context of such world, you are not in a game you are playing there. Thus all that you can find is what you are not. That is exactly what you discover when pretending to be someone in a world of duality.

Nothing is waiting for you, as there is no more than that which is one. In other words, when you are finished pretending to be someone definitive, you do not return to the formlessness of oneness because you never left it.

Scientists have not discovered the origin of the world because there is none. It does not exist. That is why they cannot find dark matter, which they claim is the missing link in proving the world’s existence. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

INTERLUDE:
Just like the recording on a protected compact disc cannot be replaced with a new one, that which is one cannot be replaced with a world where there seems to be more than one. Not because oneness is protected, but because it is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that which is one.

You are, therefore, deceiving yourself if you believe to be in a world where there seems to be more than one. No worries. This deception is easily corrected. If you pretend to be in such a world, you are not there.

You will do anything to experience, that you are touched by something – whether it seems to be good or bad, mundane or spiritual, imaginative or real – because it makes you feel alive.

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No matter how good the graphics are in a video game, the characters cannot touch you. So if you feel affected by them, it does not come from the game but from yourself. This self-deception takes place every time you project thoughts onto a character that seem to make you feel something specific. In other words, what you get is what you give.

Forgetting this and being absorbed by the virtual reality in a video game, the fastest way to leave it and return to the world is to turn it off. However, what is judged to be the real world is just as virtual though as the world in the video game. So, being absorbed by that, you can only stop this self-deception by turning off the switch to the experience of being someone definitive.

If you believe to be in a world that is virtual, you cannot be taught how to leave it, because you are not there.

Speeding up the appearance of thoughts until they do not appear to be more than one is the switch to turn off the belief in being in a world where there seems to be more than one. See A world where there seems to be more than one is to be compared to a movie of that which is one played in slow motion. To go from slow to fast, you have to begin where you appear to be by starting to pretend you are there instead of believing it. 

The more you pretend this, the less you are there because where you pretend to be, you are not. Thus the need to seek out thoughts that can be projected on something imagined, so it seems to be confirmed as real, fades out, and when they are not kept under control, they automatically speed up until there is no more than one.

Pretending to be a person is a way out.

You say goodbye to the belief that you are someone definitive by pretending to be it because what you pretend to be, you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, it is by pretending to be someone definitive in a virtual world, you eventually remember that you are not there. It is not possible because reality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to be somewhere.

No need to worry about how to speed up thoughts. If you do not try to slow them down by controlling, categorising, and processing them, nothing stops them from speeding up. Just like a river’s nature is to run faster and faster towards the ocean, it is the nature of thoughts to speed up until there is no more than one.

Read more about not controlling thoughts in hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

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Interaction is the name of the game if a virtual world is to appear real. But since the communication is founded on what you imagine others think, you interact with a fantasy of yours, and since what you believe to be is based on this, you are a fantasy as well. In other words, what you appear to be is make-believe – just like Santa Claus, for example.

You stopped believing the adventure of Santa Claus when you grew up, but you still think you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, although there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Undoing that belief is like having fun pretending to be Santa Claus. In other words, when you pretend to be someone definitive instead of believing it, you have fun because what you pretend to be, you are not. Hence nothing brings you down.

Having fun being nobody, there is no need to be confirmed by others as genuine. Thus you can enjoy the illusion of love or whatnot.

To be free from what you are not is to not be anything because it takes more than one to be something, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 4:
The belief that you are someone definitive who experiences something specific that seems to hide, that there is nothing but the formlessness of oneness. This belief, however, corrects itself the more you pretend to be someone definitive because that confirms you are nobody.

Fortunately, this is already so. What you appear to be is empty space. This is why nothing about your appearance in a world defined by time and space needs to be changed or transformed. On the contrary, changes, also if perceived to be spiritual, enhance the belief that there is more than that which is one since it takes more than one to modify something.

This belief’s undoing is not about opening up or surrender to a higher power as that requires more than one. Since it, therefore, takes nobody to undo the belie, you pretend you are somebody because what you pretend to be, you are not.

Perceiving your experiences as nothing instead of something, they are revealed to be lifeless.

PART 5:
Metaphorically speaking, the universe is a shadow of that which is one in which there appear to be more than one. Read more about that here. But since there is no life in a shadow, the only way to appear to be there is to pretend it.

What´s casting a shadow is not in the shadow.

That which is casting a shadow is not in the shadow. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Grasping this, you are free to pretend to be any kind of person. Maybe you like to pretend you are committed, and so you do until you prefer to pretend you are careless or that you love everybody. You can pretend to be whatever you like, like you may do in front of the mirror.

If you feel bad about something you seem to think, remember that thoughts are like shadows. They are not you.

By pretending to be somebody, you remain that which is you and, therefore, detached from what you pretend to be. A shadow, of course, is permanently attached to whatever is casting it, but that which is throwing it is detached from the shadow because it is not in it.

PART 6:
As already said, the world can be compared to a shadow, and a shadow cannot give you anything – not even dissatisfaction, so if that is how you feel, it is not real. All that you seem to get from a shadow is imagined.

From this follows, it is up to you to choose what you imagine to get. At least as long as you go for something within the limitation of the shadow world. Just like when pretending to be someone in a game like Monopoly, you can be happy with what you get within the limits of it. Should you lose something, it is nothing. The same applies to the shadow world, so why not give it your best shot and have fun pretending to really be physically there? You have nothing to lose.

In a world where there seems to be more than one you cannot realise that which is real, namely the formlessness of oneness. But you can realise, that what you appear to be is a fantasy. Doing so, you are free to pretend what to be and enjoy the experiences this seems entail.

To resume, do not try to be spiritual. There is no spirituality in a shadow, only in that which appears to cast it, namely that which is one. If pretending to be what you are not, the unselfishness of that eventually makes all experiences go away, so nothing seems to hide that there is no more than that which is one.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

CANCELLEX You like problems, because they make you feel alive

The YOU finger and the three ME fingers

Please judge me. Point your finger at me, so you can forgive yourself for what you have judged yourself to be by following your three fingers back to yourself.

When you use the YOU finger to point out somebody is wrong, the three ME fingers point back to you, so you can feel what it does to you when you perceive somebody as unacceptable. It could be that, even though you have always done the right thing, sometimes you secretly want to not give a shit. And since you consider that wrong, and you want to be correct, you disassociate yourself from this desire by condemning somebody else for being incorrect. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

If you want to see, what prevents you from enjoying the moment as it is, just keep on blaming somebody else for your present state of your mind.

When you point the YOU finger towards somebody, three ME fingers point towards yourself to reveal that what you blame others for is your own shit.

Let us say you point the YOU finger at your boss, for example, and either silently or loudly claim he is a ruthless dictator. Yet, at the same time, the three ME fingers point back to you to expose the feeling an authority figure triggers in you. Maybe it is a feeling of being small and worthless that you disassociate yourself from accusing your boss of being a ruthless dictator who takes away your free will.

If you always control yourself to do the right thing for others, you may feel as if they rule you. Hence you judge them to hold you down, although it is your own doing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This feeling of inferiority may come from your childhood. Perhaps you never were allowed to do your own thing. Instead, you had to adjust to what your parents claimed was best for you. Pleasing your parents by always doing the right thing became a pattern in your life that you later transferred to satisfying your boss and spouse, for example. Although it is you who always control yourself to make others happy, it feels like you are governed by them, as if they take away your space.

This is not to say that you must visit unresolved issues from the past to free yourself. The pattern you once initiated, regardless of the reason, will repeat itself in the present. Thus you can be the inadequacy you have hidden so long under the appearance of perfection. Be aware being that being flawed is not about analysing or embracing your feeling of inferiority. On the contrary, this requires you to observe it, and the distance to it, therefore, is enhanced. You simply be whatever you feel when you perceive others to have taken your space. And nothing else.

When you are not stuck in a pattern of continually projecting what you are ashamed of in yourself onto others, you are free to be with them as you are. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since this leaves nothing to define your being, you are not inferior anymore, wherefore you do not perceive others as superior. Hence you are free to do what you want.

This way of blaming others and be what it does to you is the easiest way to undo the conditioning of the past. In other words, you need not spend a lifetime of meditation or therapy to find the problems inside of you. It takes less than a minute to see them outside of you. Just point the YOU finger at somebody and blame them for what you feel. Then follow the three ME fingers to expose the feeling in the one actually having it. Finally, being that feeling and nothing else, you are free.

By pointing the YOU finger at somebody, and follow the three ME fingers, you include what you have excluded from yourself.

The above inclusion of a feeling works like an eraser because what you included is not stored in the memory as something specific, so you will not know what you have just included. Read more about that in hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is completeness. You may notice, though, that you are not so tense and that next time you encounter a scenario that used to upset you, you may laugh and wonder, how come you ever insisted on this being wrong.

The point of reference in the article has been to feel upset. But everything said in this regard also applies to point the YOU finger at a person saying: »You make me happy«. That person triggers the happiness you have forgotten you already have, so if you the three ME fingers back to you, you can include happiness instead of projecting it on somebody else. Thus you can be together without trying to maintain you and the other one in a specific role.

Feel free to point your judging finger at Alexius and follow the three fingers pointing back to you so you feel what your accusation triggers in you. Feeling that and nothing else, there is not something to define it. Thus you have set yourself and Alexius free. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

APPENDIX:
If you get upset about typos or anything else in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, feel free to condemn Alexius, so you can see the judgements you have made upon yourself mirrored right in front of you.

This does not necessarily mean you realise that you also make typos, but that you feel what it does to you when you consider somebody to be imperfect. Maybe you have perfected an image of yourself as someone doing the right thing but secretly dream about not giving a shit. By getting furious at Alexius for doing something wrong, your secret seems to be safe, and the image of you as someone who never does anything wrong is maintained.

This is just an example. Perhaps something else is going on in you that you want to hide by blaming somebody for something. Maybe you are not aware of what it is. Fortunately, you do not need to know what you feel when you blame somebody for something. You just need to be it. The more you are what others seem to make you feel, the less you have to hide from them and yourself. Hence you can enjoy the moment as it is.


NOTES:

Positive thinking is bullshit [DRAFT]

Negativity is just as needed as positivity. A computer, for example, only functions when connected to both the negative and positive pole in an electrical wire. Polarity is the name of the game, which you must adhere to if you want to be in a world of duality. Also, if you wish to leave this game, you cannot do that if you are not playing it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1
If you edit the reaction to something, so it fits the image you have created of yourself, your concept of negativity and positivity tend to get sticky. Thus negative thoughts and feelings, after some time, bring about a constant notion of rejection and the positive ones of approval. Hence you probably avoid negative emotions and seek out positive ones. But just like an electrical wire needs the positive pole as much as the negative one, you need negative thoughts and feelings as much as positive ones to function in a world of duality.

Fortunately, you naturally get them both when not editing the response to your experiences. Therefore, as you do not need them to confirm you are unique, they only remain long enough for you to feel entertained by the interplay of negativity and positivity. Read more about sticky feelings in hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough. and about the interplay of duality in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

Being in sync with your reaction to something as it is and not as you think it should be is like taking a ride on a rollercoaster. You get the polarity of going up and down, but it happens so fast that the fear of going down and the thrill of going up is immediately forgotten. What is left is the same feeling you have after binge-watching a TV show, namely that you are blown out. Therefore, since you, eventually, forget to ask for more, the belief kin being and having more than that which is one is undone.

In cyberspace you cannot get your hands on something physical. That is why nothing from the internet can be combined with the reality of physicality, except at a theoretically level. The same applies to spirituality in a physical world. It cannot be found there. Actually, spirituality and physicality, just like night and day, exclude each other.

So, in the context of the rollercoaster metaphor, the belief in a world of duality is not undone by being detached from the ride but stepping it up and take the full tour with eyes wide open and not holding back. Doing that, you may seem to boil over of hate when it goes down. But when the trip goes up again, you meet the buddy of hate, namely love. And as you do not hold back hatred when you go down, you get so much love going up that, sooner or later, there is no need for more, wherefore there does appear to be more that hides non-duality.

If you want positivity, you must also welcome negativity, as, in a world of duality, everything comes in pairs. In non-duality, you can neither have negative or positive vibes because it requires more than one to have something. Since that also applies to have a shape, non-duality is formless and therefore endless. Consequently, a world of duality is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2
Although there are many books and courses about how to realise or transform oneself, there is no evidence of anybody actually having done that. The reason is simple. The self is not a fact but a belief. Hence the change of the self is nothing but a shift of conviction.

Sometimes this change is called awakening. But since it has a beginning, it also has an end. And when it ends, the excitement you felt at the beginning cannot suppress the suffering that always comes from the assumption that you are someone definitive. Hence you try to get more awakened or whatever you believe will make you feel right. But as every belief is accompanied by doubt, you never get there.

You cannot experience something as positive without having judged something else to be negative. Thus the negative thoughts is a confirmation of the positive ones and vice versa.

When you try to exclude negativity, darkness, anger or whatever do-gooders have told you are obstacles to feel good, you destroy the foundation of duality. It is made by dividing everything into pairs like positive and negative, light and dark, anger and delight, etc. But since it takes more than one to destroy something, you also enhance the belief in duality.

This ambivalence you can either solve by playing the game of duality or undo it. You play the game of duality by perceiving your reaction to negativity as ´it is what it is.´ This perception reveals your single-minded response to negativity is dualistic. So that if you see negativity as evil, for example, it is shown to be paired with good luck. It is not good luck as such that makes you satisfied but the interaction of that and evil. Especially because it sets off the business of many other pairs of duality.

You undo the game of duality by entirely including what you judge as negative. Then it cannot define positivity, which, therefore, cannot explain negativity. Read more about that in hack #3 Not being exclusive but inclusive is freedom from being someone definitive. In other words, not being exclusive but inclusive, the foundation for duality disappears. So does what you believe in being, as there is nothing definable in non-duality since that requires more than one.

Besides having fun playing the game of duality, eventually, it also leads to the undoing of it, as everything with a beginning is bound to end. But that seems to take some time. Read more about that in HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end.

PART 4
You do not have to do something to be spiritual. On the contrary, spirituality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to do something. Besides, oneness is formless and therefore endless, so there is nothing but spirituality. In other words, if you seem to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, you are hallucinating.

The peace you look for via mindfulness, quiet music and whatnot does not have the energy to ignite a take-off to the empty breath. Actually, it has so little energy that you probably fall asleep and mistake heaven for being in dreams.

Being angry is a terrific way to see a world where there seems to be more than one is a mirage. That is if you do not try to control the anger because when it is unbounded, it ignites a take-off to the empty breath (read more about that in hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing). In its emptiness, the experiences of something is perceived as nothing.

This does not mean you do not experience separation anymore. But that you do not perceive the apparent differences in the world to make a difference (read more about that in hack #3 Not being exclusive but inclusive is freedom from being someone definitive). Therefore, since the belief in being divided is undone, there is nothing to uphold the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one as real.


NOTE: This is article is part of hack #1.1 What and where you appear to be is make-believe.

CANCELLEX Nothing to escape

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