You feel stressed from perceiving the apparent differences to make a difference [draft]

It is only in a world where there seems to be more than one that you can search for the meaning of life. Yet it is not to be found there or anywhere else, because it takes more than one to find something and life is that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The way that letters are put together in various configurations makes it possible for us to attribute a special meaning to each of the shapes. And when they are organised in rows divided by dots and commas, like in this article, they seem to make up a story written by somebody else than ourselves, and thus to confirm we are somebody in a world where there are more than one. But since the story that seems to prove this is pieced together of shapes attributed a meaning by ourselves, the story is made by ourselves and, therefore, does not prove there are more than that which is one.

Reality is that which is one, and since it takes more than one to experience something, it cannot be experienced.

Let us imagine, that the letters making up the shapes we believe in establishing us as somebody in a world where there seems to be more than one are the same letters making up that which is one. Unlike in the world where we believe to be and where everything is experienced to be separated by time and space, there is no space to keep anything apart in that which is, since that requires more than one.

Hence the letters, that oneness consists of cannot be distinguished from each other, and therefore not organised into shapes, that when added together in specific ways seem to establish a story of us as somebody in a world where there seems to be more than one. In other words, oneness is formless.

In oneness, everything is fused into one perpetual present, which no one can see because it takes time to see something. Hence, it is only in a world defined by time and space, there is something to behold. What you see, however, is not there. Oneness is formless and therefore endless, so there is no world defined by time and space. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A world defined by time and space is a slowed-down version of the formlessness of oneness
It is not only because there is no space to separate the letters making up that which is one, that they cannot be differentiated from each other, but also because they move so fast that time stands still (read more about that here). Hence it is not possible to organise them in a linear way – or any other way for that matter.

In the context of our story about a world where there seems to be more than one versus that which is one, you could say, a world where there seems to be more than one is a fantasy of what oneness would look like if it could be slowed down. The more oneness is imagined to be slowed down, the more space there seems to be between the otherwise shapeless letters in that which is one, wherefore they appear to be separated from each other and have a definitive shape of their own.

Read more about the fantasy of a slowed-down version of that which is one into a world where there seems to be more than one can in 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.

Furthermore, there seems to be time to arrange the separated shapes in different combinations attributed with each their own meaning, so not only space but also time establishes separation as real and thus that which is one as unreal.

The slowing down of oneness is, therefore, an attempt to turn formlessness into thoughts representing specific shapes that seem to be something you can manipulate to your liking in a world where there seems to be more than one.

Hence the way back to oneness does not come from stopping the speed of thoughts via meditation or something else that makes you appear to be in control of the thoughts making up your particular shape, so you seem to be at rest and unmoved by the speed of the Earth that is hurtling around the sun at 67.000 miles an hour. Read more about that here.

Neither is the way back revealed by understanding this or anything else, as to understand something requires more than one and, therefore, enhances the belief, that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one.

No matter if something is experienced to be inside or outside, it is make-believe, because that which is you is no different from the formlessness of oneness and formlessness has no sides.

To undo the belief in separation, you must give up attributing meaning to anything, so the apparent differences in your experiences do not appear to make a difference. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A journey without distance takes no time
It is not a fact but make-believe that what and where you appear to be is real. It all falls apart if not attributing meaning to the letters in this article or anything else that seems to be part of the story of what and where you are because when shapes make no sense, there is nothing to separate them and thus no time and space.

Since there is no more than oneness, nobody has ever left it. Hence the way back takes no time.

The fastest way to not attribute meaning to something experienced to be there, is, of course, to bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one (see hack #6.1 From the inward-facing senses through a black hole into that which is one). It promptly and relentlessly erases every definable detail of whatever you remember to have experienced so there are no memories from where an image of you as someone definitive can be recalled and thus nobody to experience a world where there seems to be more than one.

Should you not want to go that fast but have the belief in being someone definitive undone over time, you can connect with the empty breath (read more about that here). It undoes this belief gradually, so you are able to enjoy the excitement of it while slowly but surely having it undone.

The reason for this is that the empty breath does not erase the memories of you as someone in a world of something. But since it resides in the nothingness from where the brain has made the experiences that are stored as your memories, it knows they are nothing. Thus your past does not establish what and where you believe to be now as something.

So though you appear to be somebody in a world of something, it is perceived as nothing the more you are connected with the empty breath –  just like within the context of the world of something, you are not perceived as real when you appear to be someone in the virtual world of a video game (see hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive).

The source of life cannot create anything, as it is that which is one, and it takes more than one to create something. For the same reason, it cannot be found. Fortunately, that is not necessary, because it is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Nothing needs to be done when not perceived as something
The change of size and weight from hefty to almost nothing – for example vinyl to CD to MP3 to streaming, and computer to smartphones to wearables – is a reminder, that reality is sizeless as it is that which is one, and it takes more than one to take up space. For the same reason, oneness, cannot be found in a world defined by time and space. Nothing in such a world or any other kind of world can bring you back to it, except the undoing of the belief that you are there.

That is the purpose of the empty breath as well as the other duality hacks. This they do not achieve by revealing the formlessness of oneness, as it takes more than one to do so. Besides, oneness does not need to be revealed, because it is formless and therefore endless, so there is nothing else.

What needs to be revealed is that what you believe to be is nothing that through your perception of it as something seems to hide the formlessness of oneness. Just like it is your perception of what you experience to be in a dream that makes you appear to be there, although you are at sleep in your bed.

This perception is what the empty breath corrects without you having to leave the dream. So with the empty breath by your side, you do not need to stop or change anything to have the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one undone and at the same time having fun experiencing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

APPENDIX:
Some claim the amount of info coming from digital media is stressful. But that is most likely because they want to uphold a particular image of the world, and therefore need to sort it into what is adaptable and not. Since this requires you to keep a distance from the nonadaptable, you must remember the thoughts making it up. But as you also need to remember the thoughts that are adaptable, there are many thoughts to keep track of. That is what feels stressful and not the amount of info.

Fortunately, the more stressed you seem to be, the faster it disappears if you do not try to slow down the pace of it but use it to ignite a take-off into the empty breath. Read more about that here.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

All fragments are symbols of that which is cannot be fragmented [draft]

If you see everything in the world not for what they appear to be but for what they symbolise, no doubt they will lead you to what they symbolise. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1:
Ahead of the release of a new music album, one of its tracks used to be distributed as a single. This fragment of the album was seen as a symbol of the whole. Nowadays, streaming music services are about to change this. You do not have to buy a whole album but can get the tracks from it that you like add them together with fragments from other albums to create your own playlist.

The slow death of an album, as an experience of wholeness, is meant to illustrate, that most exclude what they do not like from their awareness, so they can manifest themselves as a particular individual separated from the whole which is in charge of itself. Very few want to be part of the whole because that requires them to include everything as it is, wherefore they are not manifested as unique, nor as someone in charge.

The desire to separate and exclude to become unique comes as no surprise since it is the foundation for the belief in being someone definitive. It is believed to be manifested through the achievement of characteristic things that belong to one individual only and by expressing personalised opinions about something that can enhance separation.

Before we go on, please note that the above does not that mean owning a house, for example, needs to be avoided. Everything depends on the purpose. And if that, in the context of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life, is to see the experience of this ownership as a symbol of oneness, the result is not a manifestation of separation. Nor of a union. A symbol is a simulation, and therefore not real, so it does not manifest anything. Just like, within the context of the world, the word milk, which symbolise the real thing, cannot manifest it. Hence you do not fool yourself to experience something that is not there when you perceive the word milk to be a symbol.

Likewise, you are not deluded into believing you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one if the experience of that is perceived to be a symbol of that which makes it possible to experience it, namely that which is one as it is formless and therefore endless. Hence, there is nothing else to trigger the experience of something that is not there. However, since you do not know oneness and never will, as being aware of something requires more than one, it may seem more befitting to simply perceive your experience of being someone as a symbol of that which is real.

When the feelings are acknowledged and therefore can be perceived as symbols of that which makes it possible to experience something impossible, they do not seem to have an effect that establishes you as angry, for example. As that means you are not someone definitive, nobody seems to hide there never was or will be anything but that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, seeing all experiences as symbols of that which is real, they are exposed to be make-believe. Hereafter there does not appear to be something to hide there never was or will be anything but that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. This does not mean you will realise oneness. That is not possible because it takes more than one to be aware of something. Fortunately, it also takes more than one to be someone, so what you believed in being is no more, wherefore there is nobody to realise that oneness is one perpetual present.

For the same reason, there is nothing to say about one perpetual present. But there is much to say about undoing the belief in being in a world where everything has a beginning and end and therefore seems to be separated from each other. So we return to that.

The more you take something out context and use it for personal purposes disconnected from the whole, the more you feel guilty and fear you will lose what you have grabbed at the expense of the whole. To hide the fear, you may take out even more of its content. Maybe you try to suppress negative thoughts through meditation, so you for a while, feel uplifted and alive from a theoretical state of being only positive. See Positive thinking is bullshit.

The conclusion of this is not that you would be better off looking for wholeness in the world. Oneness is not to be found in a world where everything is separated by time and space. Nevertheless, separation is a confirmation of the inseparable, namely oneness. It would not be possible to experience the illusion of separation without oneness, because there is no more than that since it is formless and therefore endless. In other words, as reality is oneness, the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one is not possible without that which is one. That is why everything experienced to be separated by something is a symbol of oneness.

If you, therefore, do not experience part 1 of this article to have a coherent finale, and that makes you irritable, you perceive your reaction as a symbol of oneness. Hence the missing conclusion does not seem to make a difference. Going on, seeing your response to something as a symbol of oneness, a world where there seems to be more than one, eventually, falls apart. Thus the belief in separation is undone.

In the context of the music story, you can say, that if you see everything in the world as different tracks symbolising a whole album, although not yet disclosed, you have a connection with the wholeness of that album through the symbols of it. Hence you, eventually, stop perceiving the individual tracks as separated from each other wherefore there do not appear to any gaps in the whole album called one perpetual present.

The evolution of IoT (Internet of things) via smartphones and tablets makes it easier and easier to connect people and their needs, so you share cars and rent out your home as a holiday home, while you rent somebody else´s for your vacation.

The evolution of IoT (Internet of things) via smartphones and tablets makes it easier to connect people and their needs, so you for example share cars or rent out your home as a holiday home, while you rent somebody else´s for your vacation. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

INTERLUDE
The above should not be seen as a crusade against streaming music. No matter in what way you listen to music or do other things in the world, it only seems possible due to the oneness of life, so whether you make your own stream or not and make your own playlist or not, it is a symbol of oneness. At times

A world where there seems to be more than one is about individuality. Thus it would be to go against its very nature if you do not do go for that. This also applies if you want to return to oneness, which is not about being together as that requires more than one.

Streaming music and other doings of Generation Y (born between 1980 and 2000) suits the personality of Alexius well. It does not appear to be about having to own things, but about having free access to them – like for example you have to his non-teachings, and he has to the source delivering the content.

You can read more in an article from Wired about how the digital generation expects integrated service offerings in the way IoT (Internet of things) works and are happy to trade personal data for access to the sharing economy.

What you can access from the smartphone is not in the phone. Nothing in the smartphone is real. Everything is symbols.

What you can access from the smartphone is not in the phone. Nothing in the smartphone is real. It is all symbols of something.

PART 2:
The reason capitalism has been easy to establish is straightforward. So far, it has been essential for a person to own something, preferably a lot and more than others. The same applies to the communistic way of living, although it is about owning things together – at least officially speaking.

This is a generalisation. There are, of course, exceptions, but not that many. Otherwise, society would not have been built on owning as much as possible for as little as possible at the expense of others. Read more about that here.

The older generation thinks that to buy and own is to commit, whether it is materialistic things or so-called spiritual states of mind. The most significant exception from this consumerism is found in generation Y (born 1980 – 2000), who generally speaking do not care to own but to have access – primarily via a smartphone.

Things and services you can access via a smartphone are not in it – just like a world where there seems to be more than one is not in the experiences we access of it via the brain. Within the context of the experiences of such a world, somebody has made the smartphone we use. But nobody knows who has made the humans that access experiences from their brain of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. The reason is simple. Humans have never been made. Reality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to create something.

The experience of being someone is, therefore, an illusion. No worries. There is no illusion without reality. So if you perceive your experiences as symbols of that which is one, you can have fun appearing to be someone with access to more than one, provided you do not try to own what you access.

The smartphone is a symbol of being connected and have access to everthing.

The smartphone is a symbol of being connected and having access to everything.

APPENDIX:
You have to own a smartphone or something similar to have access to the sharing economy and, for example, IoT. The smartphone is a symbol of having access, and that is a symbol of oneness because, without that, you could not have access to the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one.

Generation Y does not even care to own their thoughts, feelings and experiences. They share them all over the internet, and happily give away their private details in exchange for having access to the sharing economy, streaming music, movies and so on. If not being private at all seems natural to you, there is not someone to stop the enlightenment of that which is one.

It can in some ways be compared to the transporter beam in Star Trek, where a person is dematerialised and converted into energy, that is beamed to a target, where the person again is materialised. The enlightenment of that which is one, however, only dematerialise. Nothing is beamed to a new target and reconverted into matter. Thus there does not seem to be something to hide there never was or will be anything but the formlessness of oneness.

You can read more about the enlightenment of that which is one in HACK #6 The inward-facing senses, enlightenment and glimpses of it.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

Far from Home

This is a pic from the late evening on the island, where I stay nowadays. It would be plain stupid to wear a warm sweater, as I would do in my native country in the evening. Everything differs from the memory of life, that I have from my home.

This is an image from a late evening on the island, where Alexius stays nowadays. Everything there differs from the memory of the life that he has from his native country, where he definitely would have had to wear a warm sweater on an evening this time of the year – but it would be plain stupid to do that where he appears to be now. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1:
The native country of Alexius is Denmark, but nowadays he mostly stays on an island close to Africa. So if he wants to enjoy the moment, as it appears to be there, he has to forget about the ways of Denmark, which are quite minimalistic, and instead convert to the more maximalistic way of the island. He also has to adapt to a new language, change to a new currency and adjust to many other things. Even though he seems to be good at that and having fun doing it, deep inside, he is still Danish and sometimes feels like he is far from home.

This is not to say that one country is better than the other. It is a metaphor to illustrate, that if you are reading this, you are not in a spiritual but a physical world and the currency of spirituality is, therefore, useless. You need tangible food, clothes and friends to survive there.

You can, of course, choose not to do that and return to the formlessness of non-duality. But as long as you appear to be someone in a world of duality, by all means, go for the physicality of it. There is nothing to lose. That which is you is still formless and non-dual and will always be, even though it for some time seems to be a substantial being far from home in a physical world.

When the apparent difference between what you like and dislike does not make a difference, the belief in duality is being undone.

Besides, you do not need to return home. You have never left it. That is not possible since oneness is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that which is one. Hence it is only the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, that needs to be undone.

Metaphorically speaking, it is as if you from non-duality stream a fictional video of duality. You pretend to be someone in it, and due to artificial sensors its is felt to be real.

When what and where you experiece to be is something you pretend, each moment is entertaining. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Applying Alexius´ Duality Hacks, you do not have to strugle for satisfaction. there is nothing you need to improve or refrain from because they sync with the moment as it is and not how you think it should be. In other words, they do not fulfil your dreams. On the contrary. All dreams must be called.

When you remember to forget them, you are in sync with the moment as it is. This happens automatically if you pretend to be someone because then there is noone to dream about a better future.

When the fictional video is finished, you play it over and over again, until you are satisfied with the way you perceive your appearance. When this is accomplished, you forget all about streaming, and that there ever was a video. Actually, there never was. The video and the duality it seems to reflect is make-believe.

Playing the video, again and again, in the hope that it gets better, is as harmless as believing Santa Claus will bring you a present. So there is no reason not to enjoy the excitement of the belief, while it lasts. Especially when you start to grasp, it is a deception.

That sets you free to enjoy it as a magic show in which you respond with love and compassion, cry in desperation or whatever instinctively pops up at the moment, just like you instinctively respond to a ball coming your way by returning it.

To conclude: As long as you appear to be someone in a world of duality give it your best shot. If anything is skipped, chances are you want to keep on playing the game until you get it right. When everything is done, you are undone as someone in a world of duality.

INTERLUDE:
You cannot prove an illusion is real. That is why neither scientists, philosophers or those believing in the idea of an almighty God have not been able to explain the creation of the universe. Neither can you prove the world is unreal because nothing unreal can be seen from that which is real. Actually, nothing can be seen at all, because reality is that which is one and it takes more than one to see something. For the same reason, whatever you realise or prove is wrong, as it takes more than one to understand or verify something.

In Spain – like in any other country – you spend a long time learning the rules of interacting, so that you can pretend to be a person there and therefore be acknowledge to be real. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In Spain – like in any other country – you spend a long time learning the rules of interacting so that you know how to act as if you are Spanish and therefore is acknowledged by others as somebody instead of nobody. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
It takes time to learn to pretend to be a specific person. When Alexius was a child, he learned how to pretend to be a Danish person in a cold climate. Nowadays, he is learning how to pretend to be a Spanish person in a warm environment because that is where he seems to be.

He is learning to pretend to be a person who speaks loud, shouts at waiters, enjoys having breakfast in a bar around 11AM, thinks 8PM is too early for dinner and does not say ´thank you.´.Also, he is learning to pretend to be a person who greets a woman by kissing them on both cheeks and who is not politically correct but says nigger and mix things in non-established ways.

These are some of the things, that seems to define a Spanish person in the public room – at least as seen from the perspective of someone formerly conditioned to be a Danish.

Suffice to say is that every country has its own definition of how to be someone in their part of the world, and if you want to be acknowledged as if you are somebody there, you must pretend to be someone who lives by the local rules

This also applies to smaller groups of people – even in a love relation, where the amount of love you seem to get depends on how good you are in pretending to be and have what the other one needs.

It is not possible for that which is you to feel happy or sad because it takes more than one to feel something and that which is you is no different from that which is one. But imagining to be in a world where there seems to be more than one it is, however, it seems possible to feel happy or sad.

Fortunately, the apparent difference between these or any other contrasting feelings does not make a difference, when the one who appears to feel them is someone you pretend to be.

Pretending to be someone definitive instead of believing to be one does not mean that everything will work out in the way you expect. But it means that when something does not work out as planned and a feeling of sadness pops by, it does not feel wrong because it is something you pretend to feel. That which is you is not sad. Neither anything else, because it is no different from that which is one, and it takes more than one to be anything.

If you, on the other hand, believe to be someone specific, for example a Danish person, you will judge many things in other countries to be wrong and feel that people there, and not you, must change. Fortunately, this is not so for Alexius. He has fun pretending to be what and where he is not.


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