27th Gene Key – The Selflessness of selfishness

On the 21st of April, our Sun began shining its light through the lens of the 3rd Gene Key and will move into the 24th Gene Key on the 27th.

With the 3rd Gene Key that comes before, our collective is bathed in the light of Innovation, stirring up Chaos wherever this gift is stagnating with old belief structures, creating a field of potential for humanity ahead.

The frequencies of the 27th Gene Key then arrive to bring the focus towards our own process of altruism. We are invited to contemplate what it truly means to be Selfless. To check in with our own alignments with nourishment, and the balance of giving and receiving.

Selfishness – Altruism – Selflessness

Throughout my 42 years, I have had a deep dive into this theme of philanthropy. Feeling a deep desire in my heart to contribute what I can to the evolution of kindness on our planet.

Yet it was only in the past years that the secret of the 27th gift of Altruism truly broke through into my inner awareness. The first waves of realisation were quite shocking.

I was exhausted from giving. For many years I had been overextending my energy in service to the outside world, subconsciously hoping that if I could fix the world around me, then I would finally find peace and harmony within.

When I became brutally honest with myself, I realised much of my giving was coming from a deeply seated fear and lacked any sense of boundaries. My perception of self-worth was tied into whether I was considered worthy by my environment rather then by own inner self-esteem.

For fear of being considered selfish and rejected by my communities, I had neglected to give to myself. I felt I could not be happy or successful until those around me had also achieved this state. I feared persecution from those around me if I broke free of the victim consciousness. That I would be treated like a traitor and be judged harshly.

My cup was empty. I was malnourished on many levels. Superficially, I received so much praise for my overextension, yet was not able to receive that praise in a way that brought nourishment, but rather just encouraged my addictive cycle of self-sacrificing my own life force into fields of unfertile lands.

filling my own cup

Through contemplation of the 27th Gene Key, and the shadow of Selfishness, I began to understand when I gave from an empty cup, I was giving corrupted frequencies that would contribute towards Chaos rather than Innovation. This was the insight that finally gave me the courage to begin to transmute my belief systems.

If I was to truly be of service to the world, I first had to fill my own cup with nourishment. To allow my own needs to be fulfilled. Trusting that in this process, the more I allowed myself to receive from the environments around me, the more my cup would overflow into the community around me.

This helped me understand the importance of the shadow of selfishness. First, we must tend to our own inner garden, and as we begin to harvest fruits from our own nourishment, then we can transcend beyond the fear of lack and truly begin to offer our service to the world through a sense of compassion, inspiration and innovation.

The first step for my addiction with this theme of self-sacrificing was to master the art of saying No to the world. To create space for my inner process of simplification and contemplate my deeper sense of purpose in this life and how I can become more aligned with nourishment through discernment with my commitments.

This led to a long contemplation and experimentation with getting clear on what my own personal terms of engagement are with the outer world. Creating healthy boundaries that did not restrict my heart from connecting with the world, yet also nurtured my own inner needs and sense of meaning.

The early stages were tough. I had to say no to people I loved, to organisations I truly believed in and to fantasies that were pulling me out of the now moment into future potentials that in turn led to anxiety about how we would get there.

I had to let go of any idea that I could control the outcomes in the world through struggle and effort. Trusting deeper in the divine plan of this vast simulation of consciousness expressing itself.

Gradually as I became proficient in this process, I began to feel a sense of liberation and freedom to just be me. To allow whoever I am in the now moment to be enough. To be more then enough. To be perfection.

When service aligns with purpose

Paradoxically, the more that I embodied what I previously had though of as selfish, I found my frequency shifting and attracting towards me those who were aligned and welcoming of my gifts. My 1-1 sessions levelled up in a big way, and I began to feel the transmission of the work moving through me with ease and grace.

I discovered that when I am in true service through the connection to my purpose, I would come out of sessions feeling energised and aligned. I began to honour my own work as a powerful service to the world, and no longer needed the external world to acknowledge it.

As my frequency began to lift through the gift of Altruism, the world around me began to recalibrate and connect me with the Pod mind of our collective. The right connections and invitations started arriving.

“To give without awareness is charity, but to give with awareness is philanthropy”
– Richard Rudd

My capacity to receive love and support from others began to increase, filling my cup and leading to my ability to give with sacred efficiency to the right places intuitively.

The 27th Gene Key Siddhi of Selflessness is often represented by the behaviour of a Dolphin pod. The pod mind, sharing a collective purpose of maintaining the thriving of the species. This sense of collective purpose is something our past kings, queens, emperors, presidents and prime ministers were once responsible for maintaining.

In today’s modern world, with the onset of social media and the internet, we have witnessed a devolution of our political structures as they continue to fail to unite their people over a shared sense of meaning.

On the surface this can feel like the world is heading into chaos. I feel this is rather an amazing opportunity for our collective humanity to decentralise this role of meaning out of the hands of politicians and into the hands of the people.

The innovation is already occurring under the surface, although those cutting the new ground are often attacked by the old system. Much like the imaginal cells of a butterfly are attacked by the old cells of the caterpillar during its time of transmutation in the cocoon.

This 27th Gene Key invites us all to embrace our own self as a part of the collective self. To find the balance in our day to day lives with how we give and receive. To attune to the frequency of our pod mind and ask ourselves how we can be of greater service to the evolution of our collective humanity.

In the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi, let us first change our own inner reality and nourish our local environment, and from there we become the change we truly wish to see in the world out there.

Rather than racing out to offer grand acts of service to others, I find checking in with the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs is a great way to first ensure I am in a place to do so!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

First, we must ensure we are breathing well, nourishing our physiological needs with shelter, sleep, food and water. Only then are we in a place to begin working on the safety and security of our family, health and wellbeing. When we feel safe and a sense of security, then comes the capacity to evolve our friendships, family connection and intimacy in our lives, generating a sense of belonging.

Without these three stages balanced in our life, we will find the shadow of selfishness sneaking its way into our everyday offerings.

Building upon these three foundations leads to the cultivation of self-esteem, respect for self and others, confidence and the courage to be unique.

In my own experience, I spent most of my life ignoring these needs, jumping instead straight to the final stage of this hierarchy… the pursuit of purpose. Wondering why all my apparent acts of service were not manifesting in true change!

This final stage in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is Self-Actualisation. The process of bringing your full human potential to the stage of life through a creative rebellion in rewriting meaning and purpose.

The 27th Gene Key is a loving reminder that one cannot force acts of altruism, but rather that they are the fruits of self-care.

Thank you for taking the time to read my contemplative ramblings. If you feel inspired, drop a comment and I would love to hear your perspective or how this writing landed with you.

In loving service,

Mark Bentley

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27th Gene Key – The Selflessness of selfishness

On the 21st of April, our Sun began shining its light through the lens of the 3rd Gene Key and will move into the 24th Gene Key on the 27th.

With the 3rd Gene Key that comes before, our collective is bathed in the light of Innovation, stirring up Chaos wherever this gift is stagnating with old belief structures, creating a field of potential for humanity ahead.

The frequencies of the 27th Gene Key then arrive to bring the focus towards our own process of altruism. We are invited to contemplate what it truly means to be Selfless. To check in with our own alignments with nourishment, and the balance of giving and receiving.

Selfishness – Altruism – Selflessness

Throughout my 42 years, I have had a deep dive into this theme of philanthropy. Feeling a deep desire in my heart to contribute what I can to the evolution of kindness on our planet.

Yet it was only in the past years that the secret of the 27th gift of Altruism truly broke through into my inner awareness. The first waves of realisation were quite shocking.

I was exhausted from giving. For many years I had been overextending my energy in service to the outside world, subconsciously hoping that if I could fix the world around me, then I would finally find peace and harmony within.

When I became brutally honest with myself, I realised much of my giving was coming from a deeply seated fear and lacked any sense of boundaries. My perception of self-worth was tied into whether I was considered worthy by my environment rather then by own inner self-esteem.

For fear of being considered selfish and rejected by my communities, I had neglected to give to myself. I felt I could not be happy or successful until those around me had also achieved this state. I feared persecution from those around me if I broke free of the victim consciousness. That I would be treated like a traitor and be judged harshly.

My cup was empty. I was malnourished on many levels. Superficially, I received so much praise for my overextension, yet was not able to receive that praise in a way that brought nourishment, but rather just encouraged my addictive cycle of self-sacrificing my own life force into fields of unfertile lands.

filling my own cup

Through contemplation of the 27th Gene Key, and the shadow of Selfishness, I began to understand when I gave from an empty cup, I was giving corrupted frequencies that would contribute towards Chaos rather than Innovation. This was the insight that finally gave me the courage to begin to transmute my belief systems.

If I was to truly be of service to the world, I first had to fill my own cup with nourishment. To allow my own needs to be fulfilled. Trusting that in this process, the more I allowed myself to receive from the environments around me, the more my cup would overflow into the community around me.

This helped me understand the importance of the shadow of selfishness. First, we must tend to our own inner garden, and as we begin to harvest fruits from our own nourishment, then we can transcend beyond the fear of lack and truly begin to offer our service to the world through a sense of compassion, inspiration and innovation.

The first step for my addiction with this theme of self-sacrificing was to master the art of saying No to the world. To create space for my inner process of simplification and contemplate my deeper sense of purpose in this life and how I can become more aligned with nourishment through discernment with my commitments.

This led to a long contemplation and experimentation with getting clear on what my own personal terms of engagement are with the outer world. Creating healthy boundaries that did not restrict my heart from connecting with the world, yet also nurtured my own inner needs and sense of meaning.

The early stages were tough. I had to say no to people I loved, to organisations I truly believed in and to fantasies that were pulling me out of the now moment into future potentials that in turn led to anxiety about how we would get there.

I had to let go of any idea that I could control the outcomes in the world through struggle and effort. Trusting deeper in the divine plan of this vast simulation of consciousness expressing itself.

Gradually as I became proficient in this process, I began to feel a sense of liberation and freedom to just be me. To allow whoever I am in the now moment to be enough. To be more then enough. To be perfection.

When service aligns with purpose

Paradoxically, the more that I embodied what I previously had though of as selfish, I found my frequency shifting and attracting towards me those who were aligned and welcoming of my gifts. My 1-1 sessions levelled up in a big way, and I began to feel the transmission of the work moving through me with ease and grace.

I discovered that when I am in true service through the connection to my purpose, I would come out of sessions feeling energised and aligned. I began to honour my own work as a powerful service to the world, and no longer needed the external world to acknowledge it.

As my frequency began to lift through the gift of Altruism, the world around me began to recalibrate and connect me with the Pod mind of our collective. The right connections and invitations started arriving.

“To give without awareness is charity, but to give with awareness is philanthropy”
– Richard Rudd

My capacity to receive love and support from others began to increase, filling my cup and leading to my ability to give with sacred efficiency to the right places intuitively.

The 27th Gene Key Siddhi of Selflessness is often represented by the behaviour of a Dolphin pod. The pod mind, sharing a collective purpose of maintaining the thriving of the species. This sense of collective purpose is something our past kings, queens, emperors, presidents and prime ministers were once responsible for maintaining.

In today’s modern world, with the onset of social media and the internet, we have witnessed a devolution of our political structures as they continue to fail to unite their people over a shared sense of meaning.

On the surface this can feel like the world is heading into chaos. I feel this is rather an amazing opportunity for our collective humanity to decentralise this role of meaning out of the hands of politicians and into the hands of the people.

The innovation is already occurring under the surface, although those cutting the new ground are often attacked by the old system. Much like the imaginal cells of a butterfly are attacked by the old cells of the caterpillar during its time of transmutation in the cocoon.

This 27th Gene Key invites us all to embrace our own self as a part of the collective self. To find the balance in our day to day lives with how we give and receive. To attune to the frequency of our pod mind and ask ourselves how we can be of greater service to the evolution of our collective humanity.

In the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi, let us first change our own inner reality and nourish our local environment, and from there we become the change we truly wish to see in the world out there.

Rather than racing out to offer grand acts of service to others, I find checking in with the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs is a great way to first ensure I am in a place to do so!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

First, we must ensure we are breathing well, nourishing our physiological needs with shelter, sleep, food and water. Only then are we in a place to begin working on the safety and security of our family, health and wellbeing. When we feel safe and a sense of security, then comes the capacity to evolve our friendships, family connection and intimacy in our lives, generating a sense of belonging.

Without these three stages balanced in our life, we will find the shadow of selfishness sneaking its way into our everyday offerings.

Building upon these three foundations leads to the cultivation of self-esteem, respect for self and others, confidence and the courage to be unique.

In my own experience, I spent most of my life ignoring these needs, jumping instead straight to the final stage of this hierarchy… the pursuit of purpose. Wondering why all my apparent acts of service were not manifesting in true change!

This final stage in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is Self-Actualisation. The process of bringing your full human potential to the stage of life through a creative rebellion in rewriting meaning and purpose.

The 27th Gene Key is a loving reminder that one cannot force acts of altruism, but rather that they are the fruits of self-care.

Thank you for taking the time to read my contemplative ramblings. If you feel inspired, drop a comment and I would love to hear your perspective or how this writing landed with you.

In loving service,

Mark Bentley

Subscribe to my newsletter

Links to Support Your Journey

27th Gene Key – The Selflessness of selfishness

On the 21st of April, our Sun began shining its light through the lens of the 3rd Gene Key and will move into the 24th Gene Key on the 27th.

With the 3rd Gene Key that comes before, our collective is bathed in the light of Innovation, stirring up Chaos wherever this gift is stagnating with old belief structures, creating a field of potential for humanity ahead.

The frequencies of the 27th Gene Key then arrive to bring the focus towards our own process of altruism. We are invited to contemplate what it truly means to be Selfless. To check in with our own alignments with nourishment, and the balance of giving and receiving.

Selfishness – Altruism – Selflessness

Throughout my 42 years, I have had a deep dive into this theme of philanthropy. Feeling a deep desire in my heart to contribute what I can to the evolution of kindness on our planet.

Yet it was only in the past years that the secret of the 27th gift of Altruism truly broke through into my inner awareness. The first waves of realisation were quite shocking.

I was exhausted from giving. For many years I had been overextending my energy in service to the outside world, subconsciously hoping that if I could fix the world around me, then I would finally find peace and harmony within.

When I became brutally honest with myself, I realised much of my giving was coming from a deeply seated fear and lacked any sense of boundaries. My perception of self-worth was tied into whether I was considered worthy by my environment rather then by own inner self-esteem.

For fear of being considered selfish and rejected by my communities, I had neglected to give to myself. I felt I could not be happy or successful until those around me had also achieved this state. I feared persecution from those around me if I broke free of the victim consciousness. That I would be treated like a traitor and be judged harshly.

My cup was empty. I was malnourished on many levels. Superficially, I received so much praise for my overextension, yet was not able to receive that praise in a way that brought nourishment, but rather just encouraged my addictive cycle of self-sacrificing my own life force into fields of unfertile lands.

filling my own cup

Through contemplation of the 27th Gene Key, and the shadow of Selfishness, I began to understand when I gave from an empty cup, I was giving corrupted frequencies that would contribute towards Chaos rather than Innovation. This was the insight that finally gave me the courage to begin to transmute my belief systems.

If I was to truly be of service to the world, I first had to fill my own cup with nourishment. To allow my own needs to be fulfilled. Trusting that in this process, the more I allowed myself to receive from the environments around me, the more my cup would overflow into the community around me.

This helped me understand the importance of the shadow of selfishness. First, we must tend to our own inner garden, and as we begin to harvest fruits from our own nourishment, then we can transcend beyond the fear of lack and truly begin to offer our service to the world through a sense of compassion, inspiration and innovation.

The first step for my addiction with this theme of self-sacrificing was to master the art of saying No to the world. To create space for my inner process of simplification and contemplate my deeper sense of purpose in this life and how I can become more aligned with nourishment through discernment with my commitments.

This led to a long contemplation and experimentation with getting clear on what my own personal terms of engagement are with the outer world. Creating healthy boundaries that did not restrict my heart from connecting with the world, yet also nurtured my own inner needs and sense of meaning.

The early stages were tough. I had to say no to people I loved, to organisations I truly believed in and to fantasies that were pulling me out of the now moment into future potentials that in turn led to anxiety about how we would get there.

I had to let go of any idea that I could control the outcomes in the world through struggle and effort. Trusting deeper in the divine plan of this vast simulation of consciousness expressing itself.

Gradually as I became proficient in this process, I began to feel a sense of liberation and freedom to just be me. To allow whoever I am in the now moment to be enough. To be more then enough. To be perfection.

When service aligns with purpose

Paradoxically, the more that I embodied what I previously had though of as selfish, I found my frequency shifting and attracting towards me those who were aligned and welcoming of my gifts. My 1-1 sessions levelled up in a big way, and I began to feel the transmission of the work moving through me with ease and grace.

I discovered that when I am in true service through the connection to my purpose, I would come out of sessions feeling energised and aligned. I began to honour my own work as a powerful service to the world, and no longer needed the external world to acknowledge it.

As my frequency began to lift through the gift of Altruism, the world around me began to recalibrate and connect me with the Pod mind of our collective. The right connections and invitations started arriving.

“To give without awareness is charity, but to give with awareness is philanthropy”
– Richard Rudd

My capacity to receive love and support from others began to increase, filling my cup and leading to my ability to give with sacred efficiency to the right places intuitively.

The 27th Gene Key Siddhi of Selflessness is often represented by the behaviour of a Dolphin pod. The pod mind, sharing a collective purpose of maintaining the thriving of the species. This sense of collective purpose is something our past kings, queens, emperors, presidents and prime ministers were once responsible for maintaining.

In today’s modern world, with the onset of social media and the internet, we have witnessed a devolution of our political structures as they continue to fail to unite their people over a shared sense of meaning.

On the surface this can feel like the world is heading into chaos. I feel this is rather an amazing opportunity for our collective humanity to decentralise this role of meaning out of the hands of politicians and into the hands of the people.

The innovation is already occurring under the surface, although those cutting the new ground are often attacked by the old system. Much like the imaginal cells of a butterfly are attacked by the old cells of the caterpillar during its time of transmutation in the cocoon.

This 27th Gene Key invites us all to embrace our own self as a part of the collective self. To find the balance in our day to day lives with how we give and receive. To attune to the frequency of our pod mind and ask ourselves how we can be of greater service to the evolution of our collective humanity.

In the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi, let us first change our own inner reality and nourish our local environment, and from there we become the change we truly wish to see in the world out there.

Rather than racing out to offer grand acts of service to others, I find checking in with the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs is a great way to first ensure I am in a place to do so!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

First, we must ensure we are breathing well, nourishing our physiological needs with shelter, sleep, food and water. Only then are we in a place to begin working on the safety and security of our family, health and wellbeing. When we feel safe and a sense of security, then comes the capacity to evolve our friendships, family connection and intimacy in our lives, generating a sense of belonging.

Without these three stages balanced in our life, we will find the shadow of selfishness sneaking its way into our everyday offerings.

Building upon these three foundations leads to the cultivation of self-esteem, respect for self and others, confidence and the courage to be unique.

In my own experience, I spent most of my life ignoring these needs, jumping instead straight to the final stage of this hierarchy… the pursuit of purpose. Wondering why all my apparent acts of service were not manifesting in true change!

This final stage in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is Self-Actualisation. The process of bringing your full human potential to the stage of life through a creative rebellion in rewriting meaning and purpose.

The 27th Gene Key is a loving reminder that one cannot force acts of altruism, but rather that they are the fruits of self-care.

Thank you for taking the time to read my contemplative ramblings. If you feel inspired, drop a comment and I would love to hear your perspective or how this writing landed with you.

In loving service,

Mark Bentley

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6 thoughts on “27th Gene Key – The Selflessness of Selfishness

  1. lynn bridge says:

    Thank you for your words of wisdom Mark. I truly am enjoying your blog posts. Even though I don’t have the 27th Gene Key in my profile I fully felt what you have written and continue to work on tending my own garden. I definitely have felt the addiction of self sacrificing and my fear of being considered selfish if I don’t continue to always give even when I am exhausted. Loved the idea of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs first. Will bring this into my awareness.

  2. Mark Bentley says:

    Hey Lynn! Your words of praise are received with grace. I am really enjoying this process of following the Sun move through the keys and getting more intimate with the way they work together. Every one of these 64 shadows and gifts are in us all, one way or another. Thank you for pausing to share your thoughts here. Means the world to me. Enjoy the adventure!

  3. Tabitha lowdon says:

    Thanks Mark! I definitely saw times during that week to work on my boundaries of giving, reminders not to be taken advantage of, and received beautiful appreciation for time I had altruistically supported someone years ago. Take care, Tabitha

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