You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 1 [draft]

When feeling sad is perceived as ´it is what it is,´ it is revealed to be paired with gladness. This revelation sets off the experience of other duality pairs, for example weakness and wellness, disappointment and contentment or tears and laughter. Going with the duality flow, you, eventually, feel so entertained that you cannot ask for more, wherefore there is no need for duality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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Sadness is a close friend of gladness

Suppose you do not acknowledge the negativity in yourself but project it onto others. In that case, you disconnect yourself from the positivity inside you because it is your negativity that defines it. The same applies if you hide negative thoughts and feelings from your awareness by projecting them onto vulnerable parts of your body. Long story short, when you do not ratify your negativity, the experience of being positive is fake. Read here about how you quickly bring back what you have projected onto others.

To formulate genuine positivity in you, the negativity that you encompasses but have cut off from your awareness must be restored as yours. This is done by acknowledging it is your negativity, you feel when you perceive something in the world to be negative because you get what you have. Just like the suns colouration of your skin is determined by the pigmentation in you.

In plain English, you undo the separation from your negativity by acknowledging, it is your own negativity you see when you perceive something outside of yourself to be negative. This does not mean you have a beggar inside you when you see someone begging on the street. But if you judge that to be negative, you have this negativity inside you.

You do not need to dive into the water in a well to ratify it is there. A quick look from above is sufficient. Likewise, a glance of the negativity inside you is enough to feel that you have it and, therefore, can perceive it as ´it is what it is,´ so it opens up and reveals its counterpart positivity. Since the experience of this, and any other, polarity makes you feel complete, the belief in duality can be undone completely.

In hack #4.2 Being a self or no-self, you can read about how the perception ´it is what it is´reveals that your fixed opinion of something is twofold. Hence you do not get the frustration of separation but the satisfaction of togetherness.

Any experience perceived as positive is bound to be complemented by another deemed negative because everything comes in pairs of opposing experiences in a world of duality. A foreground, for example, is paired with a background, so they can define each other. Read more about the contrasts of duality here. Negative thinking confirms positivity, hate verifies love, sadness substantiates gladness, and so on. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This was the short version. The longer one is that when you begin to bring back negativity into your awareness as your own, the interplay of negativity and positivity may not get your attention right away. Instead, chances are you feel like you are on the way to hell because you are overwhelmed by forgotten and unpleasant emotions that keep coming out of the dark. Read more about that here. Perhaps this starts off slowly with a familiar sense of depression that you a long time ago hid from your awareness by combining it with the sensitivity of a vulnerable part of the body.

But since depression often is a rage that has been pushed down, it is only a matter of time before it flares out in brutal hellfire sensations. Maybe that feels as if acid-like splashes come out of the fragile segment of the body, you initially imagined hiding your anger behind. Or perhaps it feels like you are tortured by a ruthless and evil force.

Something inside of you, interpreted as evil, turns out to contain goodness as well when this interpretation is perceived as ´it is what it is.´ Likewise, there is success in failure and an angel in a monster. However, none of these opposing elements is important in themselves. It is the interaction of them that feels like paradise, whereas standing by on one of them explicitly feels like shit.

Not escaping but acknowledging it feels like hell, this single-minded response can be perceived as ´it is what it is. Since that turns it into a dualistic reaction, hell is not alone anymore but complemented with heaven. Amazed by this interplay, you realise there is no heaven without hell in a world of duality – just like there is no breathing in without breathing out. You cannot have one without the other. They are like two sides of the same coin.

In other words, the acknowledgement of hell does not make it go away but reveals that it is paired with heaven. Not in a balanced or harmonious way, though, but in an adventurous manner in which you experience to rapidly go up and down between the pleasure of heaven and the displeasure of hell – like when you have fun going up and down in a roller coaster or relax playing yoyo.

Since twofoldness is what duality is all about, and you believe to be in a world of duality, going with the interaction of hell and heaven makes you feel complete. And since this automatically leads to the experience of other pairs of duality, the feeling of completeness, eventually, becomes so intense that you forget to define yourself by duality. Consequently, there does not appear to be someone hiding non-duality. The process leading up to that may seem more comfortable if the problematic areas in the body, where you once attempted to conceal singular feelings, are fixed.

If you acknowledge every feeling that pops up, there are no feelings to hide in the body. Thus you do not have to block the energy in it to lock unwanted feelings there. Consequently, you are set free from your own suppression.

In a world of duality, everything comes in pairs. If you do not try to split any of them to hold onto a singular perspective of love, for example, you are aligned with duality. This does not mean things work better for you, but that it does not matter. You feel complete because you are in the duality flow. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you do not hide your unpleasant feelings from the consciousness by dumping them into vulnerable parts of the body, it does not feel attacked by your problems anymore. Thus it relaxes and becomes available for healing. Not by the idea, though, of integrating body and mind. Attempts to do so, the body sees as attacks on its physical integrity. Single-minded healing approaches, like meditation, the body also considers tan assault on its stability because it is twofold.

If dualism is not rejected, your singular point of views start to interact with their counterparts. Thus the tensions you upheld in the body by projecting singular opinions onto it, slowly but surely dissolve.

Fortunately, the brain has the blueprint of this composition to restore the body by its anatomy with the help of nature and health care professionals.* And since that makes you feel entirely physical, the belief in being that can be completely undone.

The brain automatically maintains the body if you do not try to make it perfect through yoga and whatnot.

In a world of duality, there is nothing better than the duality flow. But since most want to be in charge and they establish that via single-minded postulates, it may, at first, feels anxiety-provoking to be in the duality flow. To stop the constant interaction of opposing experiences, you may decide to be unquestionably right about something. Although this gives you a sense of superiority, the overall feeling is despair because you never seem to get it right. That is until you stop claiming to know something specific and go with the duality flow and feel completed by the constant interaction of opposites. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Please be aware that you are not in charge. The brain is. If a health care professional is needed, it wants you to make the connection, but it does not need your help in connecting with nature. The brain has already hooked you up with the universe. That is why you are not falling off the planet, for example. When the linkage with the universe is not disrupted by humanity or spirituality theories, you feel entirely connected.

This does not mean, you must abandon such ideas to feel connected with nature. But you should perceive your interpretation of them as ´it is what it is.´ That reveals it is dual. And since you are in a world of duality, you are aligned with the nature of it. Being that, you do not wonder what is coming because that is in the duality flow. Hence your next step comes automatically – just like breathing in follows breathing out.

All in all, there is nothing you need to stop if you want to undo the belief in duality. It ends by itself if your interpretation of your experiences is perceived as ´it is what it is.´As you already know, this establishes your interpretation to be dual. And since everything in a world of duality has a beginning and end, this perception is the beginning of the end.

Here you can read more about the obstruction of the natural relationship between the brain and the body and how the connection can be restored.

A state of not-knowing does not provide you with the fulfilment of duality but the bliss of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Should the descent into hell** seem so distressing that you overlook its counterpart, relaxation, a break from duality may be beneficial. This is not done by pacifying yourself via meditation, praying and relaxing music, for example, but by not withholding your anxiety, so the full speed of it can ignite a take-off to the empty breath (read more about that in hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing).

If you want to be released from duality, the empty breath immediately brings you in a state of not-knowing. Here experiences go on, as usual. But since there is nobody to respond to them, there is no reaction to establish that they make a difference. Hence the idea that there is more than that which is one falls apart. And so does the brain after 20 minutes, 45 at most, because it has nothing to process without differences. Therefore, you should not remain in a state of not-knowing too long at a time if you do not want to permanently undo the belief in duality (read more about that here).

Fortunately, not much time is needed in a state of not-knowing to have the slate wiped clean (read more about that here), so you return to a world of duality with the perception ´it is what it is.´ Read more about that here. When that is the default perception of your response to an experience, it is not sensed as singular but twofold. Hence, as you probably already have figured out, descending to hell is complemented with arising to heaven. Thus you feel complete.

This is not to say that non-duality is a fusion of heaven and hell or the union of all contrasts. Non-duality is not something, nor nothing, because it takes more than one to be anything – also to have a shape. Hence non-duality is formless and therefore endless, wherefore it is everything.

However, the topic of You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it is not non-duality but duality. You need to be fully anchored in the belief that you are someone in a world of duality if you want to undo that belief – just like you need to play a game to finish it. Thus we continue in the context of duality in You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 2.

*) This transition happens over time and mostly at sleep because you cannot interrupt the brain with foolish ideas of unity and wellness when not awake. So if you feel like sleeping a lot, by all means, go for it.

**) You may find the book Descent to the Goddess interesting regarding the descent to hell, even though it is not in line with the duality hacks and supposedly only for women.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality. It is a rough draft that will be continuously updated.

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

This article is in the process of being updated!

What is freedom!?


What you think you see now is composed of many images, that as rays of light have travelled each their own distance in time before they are picked up by your eyes and transferred to the brain, which compiles them into one image that you think you see now. In a picture like this, for example, the sun is about eight minutes older than the palm trees in the front of the image, as it takes the light eight minutes to travel from the sun to the Earth. Everything in between the palm trees and the sun is between a split second and eight minutes old. And the completed image is even older because it takes time for the brain to compile all the past ones into one image. In other words, the brain deceives you into believing you are experiencing now, while it is nothing but the past that you are experiencing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Now is in the past
If you look at the sun at the present moment, you do not see how it looks now but eight minutes ago, because this is the time it takes for the light to travel from the sun to your eyes. In other words, what you think you see now is the past.

Since the distance to the stars is much bigger, it takes so long time for the images of them to reach you, that they may not even be there anymore when you experience to see them now. And since the image of something that seems close to you also have travelled in time, anything you believe to see now is a collection of images from the past, projected into the future as one image by the brain.

It extrapolates the time it takes to make a collage (read more about that here) so that the time delay in processing does not interfere with the thoughts and actions, you perceive to be going on now. In other words, now is an illusion. And so is the past.

There is no past
If you imagine, the sun has consciousness or special equipment, that makes it able to see the Earth, what it will see now is how you appeared to be eight minutes ago. Then imagine to observe you from a star which has such a distance to the Earth, that what it sees now is your birth.

Science has recently found a point so far away in this universe, that they can almost watch the beginning of the universe, as if it is happening now.

And go on to imagine a point further away in the universe from where your birth is seen now. And other points where the birth of your mother and grandmother is experienced by the universe now – also the birth of itself.

In the eyes of the universe, there is no past or future – just one perpetual present. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

There is no future
When the birth of your mother is seen from a specific point in the universe, it appears as if there is a future for her, but from another location in the universe, her death is seen at the exact same moment as her birth.

There is no time
It is only from the limited perspective of the Earth that there seems to be a past and future with now in between them. But seen from the perspective of the universe, there is no time at all. Everything co-occurs.

There is no before and after – and consequently no reincarnation. It is an idea made up to make the experience of being someone in a world defined by time and space seems as if it is meaningful and last forever.

This can be illustrated by a TV, for example. It may have one channel showing a sci-fi movie, another one a film from the past and on yet another one a film about parallel worlds. But due to your limited mind, you only watch one channel at a time, although all of them are all playing simultaneously.

Linear time is a simulated reality layered on top of one perpetual present.

Everything that will happen has happened because it happens now. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

There is no universe
According to science, all the elements coming from the big bang quickly organised themselves into a super pattern, that would have stagnated if perfected. But due to a few gaps, it started to expand into what became the universe. Read more about that here.

In linear time it seems as if an explosion from a black hole expanded into a world defined by time and space. In reality, though it contracted the very same moment, and nothing is left but a memory of that moment. But when it is replayed in linear time, it appears as if the world defined by time and space is still there. Read more about that here.

When the expansion of the breath is over, it is replaced by a contraction. Likewise, when the expansion of the universe is over, a contraction replaces it. Actually, it has already happened because everything happens simultaneously. The universe, therefore, begins and ends in the exact same moment. Yet that is also an illusion because the universe is nothing but empty space.

Nothing to hope for
The hope for a better future is what keeps the belief in a universe of linear time going on. Especially because hope always is accompanied by fear. First, the fear of not getting what you hope for, and when you get it, the fear of losing it. Read more about that in the hack Hope is freedom from fear in extra duality hacks.

This interaction between hope and fear keeps you entangled in the fantasy of a world defined by time and space. But since hope is the very reason for having this fantasy, it cannot be given up while you believe it is real. That is unless you do not hope for something but nothing, because then you do not have something to lose and therefore nothing to fear, so you are free from your own fantasy.

Reality is that which is one and since it is formless and therefore endless, a world defined by time and space is an illusion.

There is no freedom
Freedom, however, is an illusion. Reality is that which is one and since it is formless and therefore endless, and to be free from or to something requires more than one, it is unreal.

But while you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, the relieve it is to hope for nothing sets you free from the belief that you are there, so that you instead pretend to be there. And where you pretend to be, you are not, so even though you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, you are not ´there.´ Read more about that in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

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