We struggle with the unknown.
Many of us, by Design (First and Fourth line Profiles especially!), have innate challenges with not knowing what’s next or not having the answers for what to do right now.
But mastering our ability to navigate the unknown is strengthened and tested by the depth of our faith. Our ability to hold the energy and vision of a positive outcome, staying delusionally confident and in a state of grace-filled expectancy gives us a path through the mystery and a compass for our soul to follow. We learn to trust and our trust increases our resiliency.
This week starts with the Sun in the Gate 51, the Gate of Initiation and the Earth in the Gate 57, Instinct. This combination of energies gives us the power to travel through the unknown when we stay connected to our “knowingness” – our instinct and intuition.
Let’s explore the energies of the Sun and the Earth. The Earth is the energy that grounds us, what we need to have in place in order to fully implement and express the energy of the Sun.
When the Earth is in the Gate 57, we are grounded in our own knowing. We are blessed this week with the ability to sense when it is the right time to act and to intuitively know what needs to be made ready to be prepared for the future and to follow through on it.
The challenge is that we are so deeply entrained to be “reasonable” and “logical” that when we experience gnostic wisdom – pure knowingness and intuition – we tend to be doubtful and suspicious of what we “know”.
We ask ourselves how do we know if what we know is true? Can we prove that it’s true? We can get so lost in questioning ourselves we fail to act on the pulse of awareness that our instinct gives us.
With the Sun in the Gate 51, the Gate of Initiation, there is a potential for us to be awakened to a deeper connection with Source and to the elegant insights and solutions to the challenges facing us during this time.
But this energy has a potential “dark” side and I would be remiss if I didn’t bring it to your awareness.
In traditional Human Design, we call the Gate 51 the Gate of Shock. I like to think of this Gate as being a sort of cosmic barbed wire fence lining the “path” of your alignment. If you get out of alignment with Who You Truly Are, your connection to Source and the Heart of Who You Are, the energy of the Gate 51 swoops into your life and “shocks” you back onto your path.
Usually this shock is something – well – shocking, an unexpected event, a twist and turn in the plot line of your life, a big cycle of disruption, some event that forces you to your knees and reminds you of who you are, what you’re here to do and who you’re here to serve.It’s humbling and awesome. It’s an event that shocks you back onto your Right Path.
You always have a choice. Stay aligned and in integrity with yourself and you increase your influence over of the events and the direction of your life.
If you get out of alignment, you run the risk of being hit by a Cosmic 2×4 and whacked back onto your aligned path. That’s the nature of the Gate 51.
So…here’s the deal. We are in a situation where things could get more shocking. We could ignore our inner wisdom, our gut instinct and our knowingness OR we can trust ourselves, our intuitive insights and know that we are growing in our connection with Source, being placed gracefully on our Right path and we are being initiated into a new life filled with new possibilities.
The energy this week invites you to trust in your own inner wisdom and your intuition as a way of knowing what’s the next right step to take when you’re navigating the unknown. We’re also being invited to reframe our current circumstance and to see that we’re being initiated into something bigger than our individual lives.
We are mastering the ability to consciously use cycles of disruption and unexpected twists and turns of fate as catalysts that deepen our connection to Source and to our Life and Soul Purpose.
I know it’s hard when it feels so personal.
Remember that your life is a microcosm of the macrocosm.