Sun Transits from Gate 5 to Gate 26 – What Story are you telling…
I hope this week finds you telling a powerful story about who you are – and who you want to become.
You were born a storyteller.
You learned about who you are, your role in life and what you’re here to do from stories.
Storytelling is such a powerful creative medium that, as children, our brains are hardwired to learn about the world from stories. We learn about values, morality and motivation from the stories we hear safely tucked in our beds at night or curled up on our parents laps.
Some of the stories you learned about the world and yourself were true. Many of them were not.
As you grew, you began to master the art of telling your own story about who you are and why you’re here. You wove together all the things you heard, information from the events you witnessed and tales from your own experiences to make your own personal narrative about yourself and the world.
The stories you tell yourself about your relationships, your money, your creative fulfillment, your lifestyle, your health and even your spiritual connection all influence what you create in your life. The stories you tell about yourself come true and express themselves through your daily experience in the world.
Your personal narrative sets the tone for your life experiences and for the direction your life takes you. This isn’t just about your own life. You are living a story within a bigger story, the story of humanity on planet Earth.
The story of humanity may seem a little suspenseful right now. Scientists are spinning some pretty grim models of the future of our world. Politics on a global level seem divisive and inequitable. We are fighting old, out-dated systems that have left many of us feeling disempowered and despairing.
Storytelling might not seem like much of an “activist” stand to take when it feels like the world is falling apart. Your power to tell stories is actually the most radical and active thing you can do to change the world. Your personal story matters and is a vital component to changing the world we live in.
It might seem that we may not be able to change the current reality, but if we begin to tell a different story and join our empowered stories together with others, be begin to weave a template for a different reality. We program our brains and minds to see new ways of creating. We focus our awareness and see the elegant solutions needed. We use the sensual nature of our creative essence and take the time to step out of the probable and manifest the improbable – miracles – that promise to shift the world we live in.
Take some time this week and really contemplate the story you’re telling yourself (and the world) about who you are. Do you like your story? If not, what parts would you change? You have the power to transform your world through changing your personal narrative.
You deserve a story that tells the Truth about Who You Are.
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We have an important week ahead – one that will require you to do some soul searching and maybe make some commitments to making important changes in your lifestyle.
I have always said that this week is really the week to make your “New Year’s Resolutions”. The energies that happen at the end of the year are not really good energies for realigning your life. The end of the year is more about chilling out, eating and hanging out with Loved Ones, not doing the serious work of analyzing and calibrating your habits, so do your “homework” this week and coast for the rest of the year until we emerge in 2021 with the provocative energy that makes us uncomfortable and willing to make the changes necessary.
I’ve been talking all year about the importance of integrity. In Quantum Human Design there are five kinds of integrity:
1.Physical Integrity is experienced when our bodies are healthy and vital.
2.Resource Integrity is when we use our material resources in a sustainable way.
3. Identity Integrity is experienced when we feel that we can fully manifest the value of our authentic identity and we don’t compromise who we are for the sake of money.
4. Moral Integrity is the courage to do the right thing and to make sure that our actions are honest and aligned with higher principles and values.
5.Energetic Integrity is experienced when we consistently and deliberately rest and take care of ourselves so that we have the energy to engage with life in a sustainable way.
Integrity is tied to your self-worth. When we value ourselves (and others), we create with integrity. If we experience a breach in integrity, it has the potential to disrupt our sense of self-worth.
Integrity creates sustainable choices, actions and energy. When we value ourselves, we make conscious, sustainable decisions that keep us healthy and vital in all areas of our lives.
Integrity is not a static state. As we grow and evolve, we have to constantly calibrate our integrity. Our physical needs, the kinds of resources that we want, our identity and our energy change. I like to think that our moral code is pretty intractable but, I believe that as we age, we seek to give more to others and are willing to take a riskier stance when it comes to doing the “right thing”.
As I mentioned last week, the Nodes have been inviting us to explore the quality of integrity we are aligning with in our lives and encouraging us to use our personal integrity and power to increase the integrity and power of others. That is the highest potential of the Will Center in Quantum Human Design – to use our personal identity (Ego) in service to the world.
This week, the Sun starts in the Gate 5, the Gate of Consistency. This is the energy where “habits” live. The Gate 5 teaches us that staying consistent with habits and choices brings us closer to living true to who we are through alignment and not overusing will power.
I could simply say to you that this week we need to make sure that our habits are supporting us in creating what we want in our life, but that’s over-simplifying it. Some of us are designed to have daily habits and routines and others of us are designed to be in the flow of what the day brings us. If you are not a “habitual” kind of person, don’t despair. You, too, can create what you want in your life. Your creative style is more about “flow” and cycles than habits.
The overarching theme of the Gate 5 is about cultivating patterns that keep you in alignment with your true nature. For some of us this will be daily practices that make us feel grounded and connected to something bigger than our personal life story. For others it may mean that we have a practice that is more cyclical in nature as daily practice or “habits” are not really natural to us.
The bottom line of the Gate 5 is that we are learning that we are essential parts of an ever-flowing Whole that is both rhythmic and cyclical. If we “practice” being in the flow in the way that is right for us, we will stay in integrity with who we are and how we are. There is no “formula” for success and the right way for you to stay in alignment with your Authentic Self is simply YOUR way. What works for you? Is it working? And if not, how do you need to change it to make it better for yourself?
Is your lifestyle – your flow or habits – continuing to support your place of service to the world, your integrity and your self-worth? Is your lifestyle keeping you sustainable and resilient? These are the essential questions for the week.
The answer to some of these questions lies in the Earth which starts the week in the Gate 35, the Gate of Experience. Your past experiences will inform you as to whether your “habits” or “flow” is supporting you or not. Trust yourself and your experiences and you will cultivate for yourself what works. It’s your life and creative journey. You are the only one who know, ultimately, what works for you or not.
On Wednesday the Sun moves into the Gate 26, the Gate of Integrity. The Earth moves into the Gate 45, the Gate of Distribution, highlighting the themes we’ve been exploring in the Nodes for most of the year.
We can not express ourselves with Integrity if we aren’t building on a foundation of sharing. With the Sun in the Gate 26, we are seeking Integrity. We are grounded by an intention to increase what we have so that we have more to share. This kind of selfishness has the potential to save the world. We are not living in the energy of martyrdom but rather, increasing our alignment with our integrity so that we are sustainable, have more resources and are better able to serve the world.
We cannot create sustainable collective initiatives and share what we have in a sustainable way, if we ourselves are not sustainable on a personal level.
If you are struggling with your own sustainability because you are burned out and are experiencing depleted resources or if you are struggling with being in integrity, you can’t make sustainable choices. The Sun and the Earth are inviting you to take care of yourself, establish patterns and cycles that support and sustain you so that you can fulfill your life purpose and “mission” at a higher and more expansive level.
Stay tuned. This weekend I’m going to be sharing a special Quantum Human Design Evolution Report that will highlight the major planetary “adventures” we’ll be enjoying for the rest of the year!
Have a great week!
From my Heart to Yours,