Quick Guide To The 25 Keys
Key 14: Explore
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
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.
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.
Key 17: Violate
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.
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.
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.
Key 20: Practice
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.
Key 21: Drop
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.
Key 22: Celebrate
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.
Key 23: Take
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
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.
Key 25: Worship
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