What are the Gene Keys?
The Gene Keys, to me, are 64 living, breathing friends.
warning: numerological tangent follows
64… what a beautiful number. It’s 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2. Two raised to the sixth power. Two is about doubling and two is also about dividing. And 6 + 4 = 10 and 1 + 0 is equal to 1. Look at it this way:
2 raised to the 0th power is 1.
2 raised to the 1st power is 2.
2 raised to the 2nd power is 4.
2 raised to the 3rd power is 8.
2 raised to the 4th power is 16, and 1 + 6 = 7.
2 raised to the 5th power is 32, and 3 + 2 = 5.
And 2 raised to the 6th power is 64, and 6 + 4 is 10 and 1 + 0 is 1.
When we double six times we’re back where we started, to 1. So 64 is a very important number, because this pattern of doubling and dividing is at the heart of nature. It’s how living systems grow and multiply.
We can take it the opposite direction too.
0 ) 2 / 2 = 1
1 ) 1 / 2 = .5
2 ) .5 / 2 = .25 and 2 + 5 = 7
3) .25 / 2 = .125 and 1 + 2 + 5 = 8
4) .125 / 2 = .0625 and 6 + 2 + 5 = 13 and 1 + 3 = 4
5) .0625 / 2 = .03125 and 3 + 1 + 2 + 5 = 11 and 1 + 1 = 2
6) .03125 / 2 = .015625 and 1 + 5 + 6 + 2 + 5 = 19 and 1 + 9 = 10 and 1 + 0 = 1.
So in both directions when we get to 6 we’ve come back where we started. And let’s look at the two number sequences:
Doubling — 1 2 4 8 7 5 1 …
Dividing — 1 5 7 8 4 2 1 …
Notice that the two sequences are just inversions of one another… which makes sense, because doubling and halving are inverse operations. But why 6? Notice something else interesting: what 3 numbers are missing from the sequence above? There are 6 numbers present and 3 missing, out of 9 total digits. And the numbers that are missing are 3 , 6 , and 9. Actually they’re not missing, they’re just telling the story about the other numbers.
Okay, but what does any of this have to do with Gene Keys? Well, the Gene Keys are like life. You can’t just pry them open and expect all the answers to reveal themselves right away. You have to play with them, connect the dots, and once you’re done, start connecting them differently, because there’s a lot of images that can come out of a single series of dots.
6 is a beautiful number. It’s the number of carbon atoms in a carbon ring, which is one of the fundamental lego pieces of all life on this planet. And the DNA, the “God code” of all life, is based on these hexagrammatic rings. Why 6? There is something about the hexagram, its internal structure and the way it can be infinitely tesselated, that makes it ideal for building things. Like beehives.
The I Ching, one of the oldest spiritual texts known to mankind, was also based on this sytem of 64. In the I Ching there are 64 shapes known as hexagrams, made up of a series of six lines.
The lines can be either yang or yin, and in six combinations this leads to the same pattern we were looking at earlier: two possibilities raised to the sixth power.
The ancient Chinese believed that these 64 hexagrams were archetypal patterns that underpinned all of life, and that by understanding these hexagrams, and in particular the flow, the movement that existed between them, a person could come into a harmonious relationship with the rhythms of life–internal and external.
Now our modern science has confirmed that yes, all biological life is in fact governed by a language (DNA) written in 64 letters (codons). And why should this come as any surprise? It’s all about this rhythm of doubling and dividing, doubling and dividing, the simplest movements of life creating the path of least effort to arrange matter in patterns that are so simple in their boggling complexity.
So there is this code that governs all of life. Our modern scientific way of understanding this is based in an old paradigm, of the ‘detached observer.’ This is like the European scientist going into an indigenous tribe with paper, pencil and clipboard and saying, “Oh, don’t mind me, I’m just here to take notes.” And all of a sudden everyone is doing crazy stuff just to get the attention of the white guy with glasses.
So this is kind of how DNA has been understood. We’d like to quantify, codify and categorize the twisting patterns of DNA so we can manipulate and control, and get the world to be a little bit more the way it ought to be. DNA has been studied as something “out there,” that is very interesting and fascinating but doesn’t necessarily have direct existential relevance to how you do the dishes in the morning.
And it’s hard to see how they could! But the first very important point to enter into is that we are this pattern. Or perhaps a better way to put it is that everything that is experienced is an expression of this pattern. Who are we? What are we? In the scientific approach to understanding ourselves and our reality, there is this funny dialectic between “studying” and “controlling.” It’s assumed that to study something, you have to create a controlled environment. You have to identify all the variables that could effect your experiment and try to control all of them. And then it’s assumed that whatever happens in the experiment is not being effected by you, the observer, because you’ve taken the variables into account. But how is this possible? After all, you’re the one controlling the variables, and you’re the one who has created the parameters of the experiment.
So this notion of the “detached observer” is first based on a division between the experimenter and the experiment and then attempts to erase this division by asserting that the experimenter does not influence the experiment.
Yes, so the Gene Keys open up the path to a new sort of science, where you become the primary field of inquiry. After all, who are you? What are you? How can we answer any other question if we can’t even answer this question, that points closest to home?
And Gene Keys is about the art of contemplation, which also the art of listening. Listening is different from studying, because listening isn’t about creating experiments or controlling variables. Listening happens in the heat of life, in all its sloppy, messy, unpredictable uncontained-ness. Listening is about tuning in to the body. It’s about listening to the breath, to the sensations, to the flux of emotions that runs through our system. Listening is about openness.
You see, when you really listen to someone, you’re not trying to fix them. That’s sort of the scientific paradigm… you listen only as much as you need to to change the situation into what you’d like. That’s the “I hear you but I’m not listening.” But real listening is just about getting to the Truth, it’s about touching what’s real. So when you really listen to someone, it’s not that you’re taking in the information they’re expressing, categorizing and sorting it through the mental systems in your head, and then offering a solution or a True or False reading. You’re not a computer. True listening is just about connecting to what’s true.
Yes, so the Gene Keys! The Gene Keys are a system of self-illumination that have been compiled and pleasantly presented by an English fellow by the name of Richard Rudd. The Gene Keys combine the insights of Human Design, the I Ching, and the weird world of quantum biology to present a “map of human consciousness.”
The Gene Keys also has an astrological component, a personal profile based on your time of birth, the movement of the celestial spheres in harmony with your passage from conception to birth. This profile gives you a compass to immerse yourself in the “map” through identifying with a part of the whole.
The 16th Gene Key, for instance, talks about Mastery, and how we come to acquire skills. At the shadow level, which is a low frequency vibration of our genetics leading to a limited perspective and expression of our life force, we remain indifferent in some way to life, and so we do not have the impetus to really cultivate our gifts.
This 16th Gene Key really reminds me of the parable of the talents, where God gives three men a single talent and asks them to “do me proud.” The first man goes out and spends the talent on a pint of ale. The second man goes way out into the desert and buries the talent where nobody will find it. And the third man uses the talent to buy some art supplies, sells his paintings, makes more talents, invests in some local charities, starts a non-profit, creates a business selling ecologically friendly fertilizer, and so on. The third man got the point.
So that’s what the 16th Gene Key is about. It’s about getting out of the grip of indifference and becoming versatile by just using your gifts. It’s about enthusiasm! It’s about love. But it also requires that you identify with your skills, because that’s what gives you the drive to perfect them. If you’re not identified with painting, you’re probably not going to push that skill to the point of bringing something crazy new and amazing into the world, that’s going to inspire others. And the whole point of developing your talents is that it spreads your natural enthusiasm to others. An enthusiastic world is a happy world! An enthusiastic world is one where people are coming up with creative solutions for problems that affect all of us.
So that’s the deal with the profile and the map. The profile is the identification, that leads you to master the map. And the map is life! It’s a wonderful thing to be a master painter, but to master life! Well, that’s a whole new domain altogether.
And it might sound self-obsessed, but it’s not. In the world of Gene Keys, the personal and transpersonal dimension are intimately woven together. As an awareness of your own genius detonates inside you, it will find its way to pour out of you for the world at large.
Yes, so here we go jumping from maths to DNA to the art of listening and what do these Gene Keys and self-illumination and what?
So the Gene Keys, as they are presented, are a compendium of 64 master keys for life, guiding us through our shadows, into our gifts, into our very essence, which is termed the “siddhi.” This is about understanding life by understanding our own blocks and resistances which keep life from flowing through us in a great tidal wave of knowing.
The shadows are the raw material, the anger and fear that have driven human evolution for such a long time that most of the world just takes them for granted, or participates in them unconsciously. But as we learn to take responsibility for our own emotions and reactions, our shadows naturally begin to transmute into our gifts.
Our gifts are the creative expression of the raw energy of the shadows. Our gifts put us in service to the world, because as soon as we become aware of the energies moving inside us we can either sit with them and allow them to settle or channel them into the world in a way that is awakening and inspiring. The gift level is where we begin to see every shadow as a gift!
And the siddhic level is the level beyond words, where our awareness stops getting sucked into the outside world through our ideas and desires and instead turns on itself, resulting in a sort of nuclear meltdown where we are purged of our sense of separation from life. This is the great journey, the great experiment, the great illumination that the Gene Keys invite you on.
visit: Gene Keys official website for more info and to watch some videos of the author, who does a much better job explaining things.
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Hope this has been useful and enlightening!