A few days ago the Sun moved into 22 Gate of Openness. The emotional awareness to what you’re feeling, an openness to surrender to your moods.
While the 55 Gate of Spirit, is the emotional awareness of our search for the correct mood/spirit.
The 22 Gate of Openness, is the awareness of what mood/spirit are being shared with others. It then connects to 12 Gate of Caution to be expressed and together they form the Channel of Openness 22-12.
Without Gate 12 the 22 can’t always express what they’re feeling with others.
Part of the Individual Knowing Circuitry, this energy is impulsive + deeply mutative. Coming from the Solar Plexus reaching to the Throat center, the 22 operates at the pulse of the individual emotional wave; it goes through up and down spikes expressed as moodiness.
Knowing when to be social + when to be alone plays a vital role in honouring the high + lows of your emotional process. When you’re in the mood it is magnetic, it pulls other in to share + be with you. When you’re not in the mood, it does the opposite and can push others away. It sends a “leave me alone” kind of vibe.
When the whole channel is defined (22-12) this energy is Manifested, so informing before taking any sort of action/expression will remove resistance from those around you.
This energy is seen as great listening and space holding skills. Because of your openness to feel, your capacity to hold space for others it may draw out other’s emotional process. You may find people feel comfortable in making sense of their emotional process with you.
On the shadow expression, you might repress your emotions + feel resentful to those around you. Or unable to manage the emotional energy + lash out.
“Your openness, and your attentiveness to what is essential and new for others, are gifts of grace which even impact strangers. You listen to others until they complete what they are saying, making what you have to say naturally come second. This is grace in action, as well as the key to your own empowerment. In fact, it is your responsibility and privilege to use your social listening skills in a way that makes change available to others” – Ra Uru Hu & Linda Bunnell
Similar to 55 Gate of Spirit, honouring your mood and your needs is crucial, it will give you the space to be with + process this emotional energy.
Whether you’re aware of it or not, your moods impact those around you. Now, that’s not something you can control nor are you responsible for how others react but you can be aware of how you’re feeling + how to take care of yourself + what your needs are during your waves.
Because at the end of the day, this energy starts with you and your wellbeing. Just because you may have great listener skills (that make others feel good) doesn’t mean you always have the capacity to receive that energy nor in the mood of sharing what you’re feeling (specially without the 12).
Being in the Solar Plexus, there’s a fear frequency with this energy, the fear of silence. Fear of not having anything worthwhile to share or listen to. After all, this energy is here to be shared, mutated and transformed.
The Wisdom of Gate 22 is the graciousness of feeling it all. The possibilities of surrendering to the depths of our emotional consciousness: Pain, sorrow, ecstasy, joy, hope, faith…as we make sense of the world around and within us. It’s a part of the human experience, to be transformed, to change. It’s recognizing #mood and allowing yourself to be in it.
We are not our feelings; yet the depth of our feelings can offer us insights, lessons and even opportunities to connect to our inner selves + with each other. As we heal, expand, contract, create…
The Lesson of the 22 is the importance of tending to our emotional needs and wellbeing. In holding space for our feelings, in having a safe container to process our emotional depth and trauma.
Our emotions are insights. While they don’t hold the “truth” they are points of awareness. They colour how we see the world, our place in it, our relationships, our experiences…They allow us to relate to each other, to connect, to heal, and at times also hurt, do harm. Remember, energy is neutral and never static. We move continuously through the shadow and high expressions.
How are you taking care of yourself as you navigate your emotional waves? Trust that clarity will come. Who can you lean on? How can you give yourself space to be?
💭 I have Gate 12, in an undefined throat + undefined solar plexus, so I often feel the absence of the 22, not knowing what I’m feeling.
This is an electromagnetic with my husband and it defines both our throat + SP centers. With my 12, he’s able to express what he’s feeling & his 22 gives me the ability to tap into what I’m feeling.
Do you have Gate 22 active or know somebody who does? Would love to hear your reflections, simply comment below to share.
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Mar 10, 2023