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Tracking the Gene Key of the Day

January 1, 2019

The Key of Perseverance (Jan 1 – Jan 5)

"The 38th Gift is the Gift of Perseverance. This is a Gift that really thrives when you are up against the odds. People with this Gift make the impossible look effortless, even whilst exerting themselves fully. These people are extremely active and physical. They have a genetic need to push their bodies and love being right in the thick of the action. As we saw with the 38th Shadow, this is not a thinking archetype. These are people of action. The only trick for them is to know when to act and when not to act and this is where the Gift of Perseverance comes into play. It knows when to hold its energy back. In other words, these are people who have learned to draw a breath before they rush into some new action. This breath is not so that they can think — it is simply to make sure they are responding from truth rather than reacting from fear or anger."

- The 38th Gene Key, the Gift of Perseverance

December 26, 2018

The Key of Vitality (Dec 26 – Dec 31)

"The ancients named this Gene Key, this Hexagram - the Joyous. Yet, how can we have joy without sadness? Loss is a part of human life, and we all lose those we love. How we deal with loss is a deep, deep part of or learning within the Gene Key.

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

December 19, 2018

The Key of Ease (Dec 20 – Dec 25)

"Our obsession with the ‘dream’ is the very thing that undermines our ability to relax in life. We don’t need a dream. Life takes care of everything for us. We’ve forgotten this simplest truth - that life takes care of everything.

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

December 14, 2018

The Key of Idealism (Dec 15 – Dec 19)

"We must strive for the highest, most outlandish ideal, and then all our energies begin to organise themselves around that ideal.

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

December 9, 2018

The Key of Artfulness (Dec 9 – Dec 14)

"There are forces in the universe that are literally waiting for us to engage them. There are vast forces for good, forces of Grace. Great changes are made up of many, many tiny changes, invisible changes. The 26th Siddhi begins with the invisible. The invisible is indivisible. The invisible is infinite. God is invisible. We can't see the whole without becoming the whole. How can the part know the whole unless it surrenders its tiny identity into the ocean?It has gone far beyond the notion of reward. its reward is its utter surrender into the benevolence of the one.

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

December 4, 2018

The Key of Patience (Dec 4 – Dec 8)

"Deep Patience is like a kind of cooling mist that rises up and calms our aggravated system. It stills the hungry flames. It moistens our dryness. It settles our spirit. It’s watery rather than fiery. It's is actually fathomless. The more we catch our impatient, clinging mind, the more we’ll find this inner space. It’ll begin to open in us, and we’ll find that we can just sit for hours.

The other thing about deep patience is that it's the underlying foundation of love. It is the way in which the Shadow transforms into the Gift, so it’s fundamental to every aspect of the Gene Keys. It’s the field - the spaciousness - the cauldron - in which the dynamic change, the alchemy of life occurs.

Patience is love’s vanguard. This is the whole work we’re each here to do - to transform this suffering that our fate brings us, to accept it gladly into an opening heart, and use that heart to open to deeper love.It isn’t just a nice side plate. It’s the main course. So let’s treasure Patience, and measure our progress by how patient we are."

- The 5th Way, the Gift of Patience

November 27, 2018

The Key of Determination (Nov 28 – Dec 3)

"The magic of the 9th Siddhi is that it can reduce everything down to its essence - and the essence is love.

It’s this spirit that makes us invincible - all the yin qualities - softness, surrender, yielding, play, subtlety.

To be invincible, we must give up our identity, our attachment to the form. We must dive into life, and die to be reborn in eternity. Only that which has already died can be invincible, and then of course, there is no death. There is only our love, cradled in the palm of love, like a tiny hazelnut, eternal and precious and sweet beyond measure."

- The 9th Way, the Siddhi of Invincibility

November 22, 2018

The Key of Strength (Nov 23 – Nov 27)

"The 34th Siddhi demonstrates one of the key attributes of life itself - that of efficiency. In the Ring of Destiny the epiphany of the higher planes encounters and infuses the majesty of the body on the lower planes. The result is pure fusion as spirit enters matter and imbues it with divinity.

When life is not interfered in any way, it becomes highly fluid and efficient. The more you try to force life to flow where yo would like it to go, as opposed to where it wants to go, the less efficient you become and the more energy you use. The most commonly used analogy to this aspect of the 34th Siddhi is the comparison of the life force to water. To echo the words of the great sage Lao Tzu:

‘The very softest thing of all can ride like a galloping horse through the hardest of things.

Like water, like water penetrating rock. And so the invisible enters.

This is why it is wise to act by doing nothing. And how few, how every few understand this!’

- The 34th Gene Key, the Siddhi of Majesty

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