A Quick Guide To The 25 Keys

Key 14: Explore Abandon
Key 14 encourages us to discover the wonder and freedom of moving outside of some of the more confining habitual limitations and restrictions that we have learned as part of the social graces. This key does not encourage doing harm or insensitivity or hurt in the name of freedom. Instead is offers us the opportunity to examine our conditioning and learning and to decide, perhaps for the first time, what works and does not work, what restricts and impedes and what advances and elevates our lives.

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Key 15: Explore Your Fe - Maleness
In far too many ways, the other gender has been either the object of our desire, the cause of our ire or a stranger who is neither understood nor trusted. This key advises us to begin seeing the other gender as a mirror in which we can discover a perfect model for parts of us that we have not yet developed or have denied or have projected onto the world around us. The choice is ours - we can continue to look in the mirror and feel separate, or we can take our next steps on the road to a more individuated and empowered self.

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Key 16: Become An Instrument of Pleasure
On the whole, the world we live in is attached to cheap thrills and sensationalism. This key advises us to make our lives a true art form. Instead of focusing as much attention as we do on the externals of appearance and form, we can advance the game of life enormously if we are willing to explore our true nature and to learn to become a giver of sexual, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual fulfillment to those we love, to those we hate and, most especially to ourselves.

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Key 17: Violate The Appropriate
While we may be polite, adept at social values and well educated, many of us live lives that are rigid, conventional and regulated. As a result we resist change and find ourselves living out our lives in habituated and confined ways. This key advises us to put an end to the appropriate and explore the spontaneous. In short, to violate convention in search of the authentic, original and unique us. As in each of the keys, the focus here is on identifying and practicing the positive, the constructive and the uplifting.

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Key 18: Eliminate Diminutives
Enough abbreviations and diminutives, this key advises us. We are grown-ups. We are magnificent and powerful beings. Allowing others or ourselves to make us appear small, cute, and insignificant by abbreviating, eliminating or diminutizing our names or titles is a serious mistake. Far more serious than most of us realize. We must remember the power of the word and the effect negative self talk and limiting beliefs have on our success. We must own our full names if we are to inherit our full dream.

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Key 19: Worship Spontaneity
Although Key # 1 advises us that clarity of intent and effective planning are valuable and necessary tools, this key tells us that too excessive or compulsive a focus on these tools can turn them into encumbrances. Yes, vision and planning can sometimes be barriers to the creative, intuitive aspects of our consciousness. Life, after all, is sometimes accidentally and almost always unexpected and spontaneous. So plan effectively and then take off the governors and the training wheels and allow the spontaneous, joyful, remarkable magical aspects of life to show up. In short, be willing to let life surprise you.

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Key 20: Practice Confidentiality
A secret, our secret dream or vision, hope, longing or wish can serve as the motivation that moves us past the barriers, obstacles and limits that prevent us from achieving our goals. This key advises us to practice confidentiality as a way of building trust with others and especially with ourselves. It also counsels us to share our dreams only when they are strong enough to withstand the opinions of others and even then to share them with those who, although they may disagree, will honor our right and privilege to pursue them.

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Key 21: Drop Expectations
Expectations are the appointments we make with life. And appointments, this key advises us, lead to disappointments. Instead when we allow life to present its gifts to us - both its challenges and its opportunities - it becomes a vital, engaging, challenging and wondrous adventure. When we drop our expectations and our predictability, we make our lives a process of discovery, not the continuous acting out of the already known and the familiar.

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Key 22: Celebrate The Silence
In a world of noise, it is hard to hear to the wisdom of the soul. This key counsels us to learn to turn down the volume of life and turn up the silence. Spend time in quiet and we begin to hear the lessons and understanding we already possess. This is one of the most important keys to keeping our balance and learning to say Yes to change.

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Key 23: Take Nothing Seriously
Remember that complication leads to complication and our habit of making ourselves seem important by living complicated lives does not, in the end, lead to greater happiness or satisfaction. This key reminds us that our inclination to take everything personally and seriously substantially limits our success, our joy and our freedom. The open hand is far more powerful and receptive than the closed one, the smile more welcoming than the frown and the laugh - well, the laughter of the Gods says it all.

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Key 24: Become An Instrument Of Grace
Each thought, word and deed is an opportunity to bring more grace and wonder into life. Take full advantage of the opportunities we are given. That is the advice in this key to winning in times of transition. Live life as an "act of grace". Celebrate the wonder and beauty - even when it comes in a unfamiliar disguise. Look for, listen to and experience the grace of life. It is a remarkable key.

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Key 25: Worship The Divine
This key reminds us that there is nothing special or particularly worthy or remarkable that we have to do to worship the divine. No grueling sacrifice or suffering, no self flagellation. We need only breathe and remember that all that is, is God. When we remember to make each moment, each gesture, each expression, each thought a genuine expression of our divinity, we will bring joy and wonder wherever we go and in whatever we do.

 


 
           
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