or, The Living Love Way to Higher Consciousness
Summarized by miriam berg


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.

(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 me.

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.

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.


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 things.

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 unconsciousness.

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.