Tracking the Gene Key of the Day
For the 60th Gene Key, this whole notion of contemplation is vital. In a way it comes out of this Gene Key because we need a form to contemplate but there’s a lot more to the form than its content. Our continued interaction with the form ignites a wild wisdom and this emerges in the gap between our intent and the form. It emerges spontaneously, surprisingly and brings with it great rewards."
- The 60th Way, the Gift of Realism
Imagine how different the world might be if we remembered what lay beyond death. We would quickly realise that we’re accountable for our every act, thought, word and deed. There’s no escaping Justice.
To find wisdom we have to give up knowledge. Wisdom is alive, vibrant, wild, spontaneous, illogical, paradoxical. Anyone can gain knowledge, but few become wise.
So be gentle with yourself but crystal clear about your mind. It isn’t the enemy, but it isn’t here to protect you either. We tend to use it to make ourselves feel safer, but if we don’t feel safe it’s because we aren’t accustomed to states beyond the mind. This is why the Gene Keys takes us there gradually, showing us how to open our heart softly and slowly, so that the higher frequencies can change us over time."
- The 60th Way, the Shadow of Psychosis
The process of Ascension concerns the highest levels of refinement. Each step along the way is so important. We can’t skip a single step. Every difficult experience that life brings us must be passed through and transformed inside us, in our heart.
Ascension is given only very rarely to those subtle orchids that have refined their human energies over much time, and along the way lost all their hard edges. The greed isn’t transcended, it’s simply softened, like wind-blasted rocks that become all smooth and feminine.
To ascend beyond the human form is to enter into the Divine Tenderness of the great Mother. The journey there is so masculine because we have to be a warrior and so determined. We have to sacrifice everything along the way. Finally just before the peak, we realise we’ve become this pure yin essence. It’s kind of a joke that one extreme gives way to its opposite."
- The 54th Way, the Siddhi of Ascension
- The 38th Gene Key, the Gift of Perseverance
The Gene Keys teaches us many things and one of the greatest things it reminds us is that loss is not what it seems. It’s actually an opening to greater joy. The one who appears to have left is actually allowing us to feel more whole. That’s the sole reason for their leaving. Yes there are other reasons rooted in universal laws, but essentially the whole game of seeking is about moving deeper into joyousness. It’s the wound that makes us whole, the dissatisfaction tat drives us towards the essential, and the essential is love.
As we refine our life force, our vitality, t becomes benevolence. It becomes a great swelling urge to help others. The more we give, the more our vitality grows. It’s an open secret. You can try it out. Go on I dare you. Just do something different one day in the next week of your life - do something unexpectedly giving. See how this Gift of Vitality returns to you and you’ll see right through the heart of the great mystery."
- The 58th Way, the Gift of Vitality
The Gift of Naturalness is a softening of our edges, it’s a great allowing, a great place of defencelessness. Easy is Right. Where will those words go inside us?
Ease is before us, but we don’t take that path. We take the hard path, the steep path, the path of toil and struggle and distraction. The one who decides to take the easy path swiftly finds ecstasy, playfulness, a purity and simplicity of being. The easy path goes through gardens of delight. It has seats placed in beautiful places for us to rest. It has little tea-houses with kind and wise old hosts waiting to serve us. It’s lined with friends and friendships."
- The 10th Way, the Shadow of Self-Obsession and the Gift of Naturalness
That is how the 11th Gift works. Our ideal energises us. It illuminates us. It enlightens us. It gets us out of bed in the morning with enthusiasm. It’s the mental, emotional, and physical shell into which we can pour all our highest aspirations.
Our ideal animates our life, so the higher and richer we can make it, the more power it will have in our life."
- The 11th Way, the Gift of Idealism
Consider how to be an invisible force for good. Contemplate that. How to avoid the limelight? How to use our magician’s tricks to have the light fall on someone else, someone that needs it. Then smile secretly to yourself. You did this. No one will ever know it but you and the Lords of Karma. This is the most beautiful of Siddhi’s. It often plays out through the masters - we don't understand their behaviour. We don't see past the tricks they use, but the true master has his or her own reasons for doing or saying things.
- The 26th Way, the Siddhi of Invisibility