On memorial day weekend, the OneDoorLand team gathered a group of 22 people from the global Gene Keys community for a 3 day retreat “Releasing Your Radiance”.
It was a true honor to have people from all over the world, spanning from South Africa, Portugal, and Canada as well as our local west coast communities in California. The retreat was hosted in the magical mountains outside of Santa Cruz, in the redwoods sanctuary “The Center for Awakening Presence”. Together we explored the Hologenetic Profile in experiential ways, in a safe container for authentic sharing and deep transformation. As a community, we all took part in cooking, cleaning, and honoring each interaction as a reflection of our own inner process. We dance and sang, cried and laughed, and shared in the profound healing power of intentional community living.
The theme “Releasing Your Radiance” has been an ongoing contemplation from the OneDoorLand team since our initial gathering at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York. We feel that throughout the journey of the Golden Path, one of the crucial areas we can explore as a community is the aspect of Embodiment and cultivating Core Stability. The spheres of Radiance and Purpose in the hologenetic profile are not about “doing” or “thinking”, they are a deep exploration of the inner realms, and the intelligence of our body. While the language of the Gene Keys provides mental tools for discernment and contemplation, the transmission of living wisdom within offers us the Grace of physical transformation through deep relaxed presence. Together we explored different practices to experience this present moment awareness, and deepen our embodiment of the transmission. Throughout the weekend we explored our bodies through breath, movement, sacred tea ceremony, and walking a life-size Hologenetic profile.
“Tea is the medicine of presence” -Tea Monk Po
I want to offer a deep bow to the power of sacred Tea. I was honored to pour some of the profound magic of “Heaven’s Tea”, sharing ancient tree teas and together experiencing the synaesthetic journey of the Radiance sphere. Thank you to my teacher Po for this language of tea as vibrational medicine and an art of contemplation in its highest form. It was a delight to see the Gene Keys community respond so deeply to one of my greatest passions.
Photo by Tea Monk Po of Heaven’s Tea
For me personally, the greatest gift I discovered through the retreat was the dance between the Individual and Community, of Sovereignty and Unity.
The Gene Keys community draws me so powerfully because it is a dynamic community of individuals who are choosing to playfully inquire deeply into their own experience, both shadow and gift. There is a willingness to take honest authentic responsibility for oneself and our victim patterns, while sharing our blossoming genius within a loving community. As a community, OneDoorLand invites an approach to life that sees all beings, all interactions, all challenges and victories, as mirrors for our own introspection and liberation. When each individual takes responsibility for themselves, and is held in a circle of other individuals choosing that same intention, it creates a profound portal of transformation.
The Gene Keys Teachings are profound tools for our inner work, the self-illuminating voyage. Yet it is equally vital to bring these skillful means alive in the presence of a community. Our gifts come alive in such vibrancy when we are in coherence with a group, and yet our shadows can be amplified as well showing relationships as the quickest route to triggering our core wounds. Retreats like this can be challenging, and confronting. But it is my aspiration to continue to hold loving presence throughout all stages of the alchemical process. May we learn to trust in the unwinding of these deep wounds through simplicity and purity of an open heart.
This is why I feel the Gene Keys is such an important teaching at this moment in time. The transmission calls us each to explore our own inner journey of transformation. And yet, this living wisdom naturally invites networks and communities of resonance to gather into “Islands of Coherence” amongst the turbulent waves of evolution, to share and support one another in mutual upliftment. This unity is founded on personal responsibility, and supported through authentic presence.
This is the Society I wish to live in.
-Written by Elijah Parker