The Pulse

The Pulse

Tracking the Gene Key of the Day

January 22, 2019

The Key of Anticipation (Jan 22 – Jan 27 2019)

"We have to give up our power, our identity and every attachment we have to the outcome of the story. The story can then use us to find its own perfect ending.

One day we’ll return to the source. It won’t happen because of anything we do but because our particular story has found its way home. All we can do is follow the Emanation. We think we’re travelling into the future, but we’re really travelling back to the beginning.

One day, all our dreams will come true, and all those we’ve loved will become merged within our heart. We’ll realise that we’ve never died, nor has anyone. It’s all been the most wonderful dream, and the greatest paradox is that if we hadn’t been asleep in the first place, we would never have even heard it!”

- The 41st Way, the Siddhi of Emanation

January 17, 2019

The Key of Realism (Jan 17 – Jan 21 2019)

"Transformation always comes in the gaps. This is the teaching of the Gift of Realism; we plan for luck. We set up our easel, start a business, whatever the form may be, and go through the motions. We don’t know when or how or what, but sooner or later a breakthrough will occur. We just have to begin, and it has to come from our heart. Sooner or later, because we’re doing what we believe in and build a structure, fortune will find us.

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

January 10, 2019

The Key of Inspiration (Jan 11 – Jan 16 2019)

"Generally, when we look around, we aren’t seeing a world created by the heart, but rather one by the mind. This is our civilisation, that has come about through greed, lust for power and fear of death.

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

January 6, 2019

The Key of Aspiration (Jan 6 – Jan 10)

"Ascension has to be earned, and there are people out there toting it as something we can get through a few workshops. Real Ascension is achieved only through lifetimes of hard toil, intense effort and sadhana - spiritual labour.

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

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