In the past couple of days, we’ve been getting a sample of Gate 37, the gate of Friendship. It’s the awareness of how to nurture the emotional needs of friendships + communities
A few weeks ago we talked about:
Gate 37, is the energy that keeps said relationships together through recognizing the needs along with the exchange, the bargain to meet them.
“Give and you shall receive” encapsulates this energetic exchange nicely. Because it isn’t just about meeting needs in the bargain, it’s about the possibility to build something + flourish together.
Without Gate 40, the gate of aloneness, the 37 might not always have the energy to provide or know their limits & boundaries (and end up overgiving as a result)
“I do this for you in exchange for…” is perhaps the undertone behind every action. Even if it’s not spoken out loud, the bargain is the social contract that keeps us together. Because at the end of the day, it’s a naturally giving energy that expects everyone to be equally giving and supportive as well. Also known as the gate of warmth, hugs + cuddling.
It needs to be recognized by others in order to give, move and transform their energy. It seeks to nurture, like a gardener tending to their garden (community, friendships). It fills it’s cup in order to pour and share with others.This is a warm, friendly energy that invites people in, it has the potential to make them feel seen and taken care of.
The 37 is always looking for it’s community and their place of belonging. Where do I fit in? What’s my role? How can I support others + be supported? It’s hyper aware of the needs of others, with endless possibilities to meet them. I wonder if the concept of Love Languages was influenced by this gate, along with the whole hospitality industry!
The fear frequency of the 37 is Fear of Tradition. According to Ra, it’s the fear of getting trapped in or having to live up to traditional Tribal roles that are not aligned to you. Not being able to meet the expectations that are attached to those traditions.
We’re always evolving; ourselves, our communities and cultures have gone through profound transformation (and are still going through).If you have this gate, how can you hold what worked in the past but also release the expectations for things to “be done the same”.
How can you hold space to align your values with how you want to show up? How can you allow your emotional depth + compassion extend to others?
How we take care + look out for each other, is reflected in the health & ethos of our communities.