TEACHINGS OF KEN KEYES
or, The Living Love Way to Higher Consciousness
Summarized by miriam berg
THE LAW OF HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS
Love everyone unconditionally, including yourself
or as Ken also expresses it in a little poem:
I love you because you are there.
I love you because you are part of the here and now of my life.
Although our minds and bodies may be on different trips,
on the consciousness level we are alike in our humanness;
We are one.
THE TWELVE PATHWAYS
(by Ken Keyes, 1972)
1. I am freeing myself from security, sensation, and power addictions
that make me try to forcefully control situations in my life and thus
destroy my serenity and keep me from loving myself and others.
2. I am discovering how my conscious-dominating addictions create my
illusory version of the changing world of people and situations around
3. I welcome the opportunity (even if painful) that my minute-to-
minute experience offers me to become aware of my addictions i must
reprogram to be liberated from my robotlike emotional patterns.
4. I always remember that i have everything i need to enjoy my here
and now unless I am letting my consciousness be dominated by demands
and expectations based on the dead past or the imagine future.
5. I take responsibility for everything i experience for it is my own
programming that creates my actions and also influences the reactions
of people around me..
6. I accept myself completely here and now and consciously experience
everything I feel, think, say, and do (including my emotion-backed
addictions) as a necessary part of my growth into higher consciousness.
7. I open myself genuinely to all people by being willing to fully
communicate my deepest feelings, since hiding in any degree keeps me
stuck in my illusion of separateness from other people.
8. I feel with loving compassion the problems of others without
getting caught up emotionally in their predicaments which are offering
them messages which they need for their growth.
9. I act freely when I'm tuned in, centered, and loving, but if
possible I avoid acting when I am emotionally upset and depriving
myself of the wisdom which flows from love and expanded consciousness.
10. I am continually calming the restless scanning of my rational mind
in order to perceive the finer energies that enable me to unitively
merge with everything around me.
11. I am constantly aware of which of the seven centers of conscious-
ness I am using and I feel my energy, perceptiveness, love, joy and
inner peace growing as I open all of the centers of consciousness.
12. I am perceiving everyone, including myself, as an awakening being
who is here to claim his or her birthright of the higher consciousness
planes of unconditional love and oneness.
THE INSTANT CONSCIOUSNESS DOUBLER
You can instantly double your level of consciousness by using this
precept, formulated by Ken:
Experience everything that anyone says or does
As though you yourself had said or done it.
THE SEVEN CENTERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
I. Security -- our consciousness is focussed primarily on
our own security and survival.
II. Sensation -- our consciousness is focussed primarily on
seeking those things and activities that bring us pleasure
even if it is short-lived. Sex is the most addictive of these
III. Power -- our consciousness is focussed primarily on seeking
to control events or people in our lives, without seeing the harm
that we are causing both to them and ourselves.
IV. Happiness -- we pursue our security, sensation, and power needs
only to the extent they are necessary and we are in more or less
continual happiness as a result of the integration and transcendence
of the three lower centers, which should really be called centers of
V. Love -- on this level of consciousness we have given up being
dependent upon satisfying our own security, sensation, and power
needs and have gotten past living primarily in our own state of
happiness to where we are actively seeking to live according to the
Law of Higher Consciousness and to be of service to other people.
VI. Cornucopis (Ken's name for it) -- at this level not only is
life giving us all we need but we are aware of it and are perceiving
that so is it for everyone else, if they will only see it.
VII. Cosmic consciousness -- we are one with everyone and everything.