“There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gatekeeper: Ida Hornberger
Location: Ida’s house in the forested woods of CO
The sixth key shows us the power that freedom affords us. This is not simply freedom for a nation or for a people, but a freedom from all oppressions, those inside and out. This is the freedom that is inherent to the present moment – the moment when past and future fall away and all our fears with them. When we experience this type of freedom, life’s circumstances become less important and Life gives us the liberty we desire and deserve.
The symbol for the sixth key is the ancient Amagi, the oldest symbol we have for freedom, written in Sumerian Cuneiform letters. Due to the power of such a concept, these scrawls from 4000 - 5000 years ago have made their way into modern times. Amagi reveals to us one of our birthrights. We have only to claim it in each and every moment and life’s horrors dissipate into the mist of unreality, leaving us only freedom wrapped in sheer joy.
Ida Hornberger, the sixth gatekeeper, with twinkling eyes and warm heart, shares with us the understanding of true freedom and our personal power to pluck it from the unknown reality. Freedom from Fear means we are present, powerful and embracing life by what is, not by what it has been or will be.
“"I am saying that amagi also means freedom from the tyranny of fear. This is very important for our world right now. Terrorism has become a very real threat to our freedom. But terrorism’s power comes from fear. And we, each one of us, give it that power through our own fear. Fear is the number one thief of joy, love, peace, and happiness. It robs us of the destiny we are here to live. Fears keep us from enjoying the lives we have, and it prevents us from having the lives we could have.”
“Fear is rooted in the past, or actually on a limited interpretation of a past experience. It is the meaning we assign to a past situation, or experience, that makes it “bad.” It is your thoughts or memories that allow it to remain bad. We also often fear the future. Usually, this fear is also based on an interpretation of a past experience, one that’s often inaccurate, or limited in some way. Fear does not exist in the present moment. I will say that again. Fear does not exist in the present moment.”
“Fear is based on conditioning. It’s a mental and emotional construct about something in the past. The past has no bearing whatsoever on today. There is no rule, force, or law that says what happened yesterday will happen again today. As a matter of fact, it is ridiculous to think that in our huge, endless universe, with unlimited potential, that the same thing would happen more than one single time, ever. Yet in our lives we often experience the same things over and over again. This is because we continually create the same happenings again and again. We recreate them by reliving the past, our old experiences and beliefs, in our old paradigms.” -- Chapter 78
You have the power to escape your captor – your own mind. Freedom dwells in the present moment. You can discover new energy, strength, hope, possibilities and happiness when you release the past.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
– the Buddha
In each moment of life, a window stands tall and transparent, ready for you to look and fly through. But you have to give up the idea that the past makes you who you are, or that the future will save you from who you have become. Only today do you have the power to uncloak yourself from the heavy robes of life’s circumstances and run free. Yesterday is gone forever and tomorrow never comes, for when you reach tomorrow it will be today. To embrace the present moment and run free in the field of all possibilities you need only to except what is and decide in each moment to be happy. When we feel the moment, we can choose to be in it. Release your fears by releasing the false ideas you carry from the past or unproven wishes for the future.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
– Viktor E. Frankl
Be Free from Fear, it is your birthright and your natural state.
Be the 100th human!
Resource Books for the 6th Key:
WhereverYou Go, There You Are— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Freedomfrom the Known—Jiddu Krishnamurti
Smile at Fear—Chögyam Trungpa
Man's Search for Meaning—Viktor E. Frankl
The Neville Reader - Neville Goddard