63 the Gate of Doubt, the pressure to make sense of patterns, concepts through doubt, suspicion & distrust.
Pressure that demands proof, facts to get clarity & understanding to correct a pattern. Fuel to move through doubt. Located in our Head Center pointing towards the Ajna Center. Part of the Collective Understanding Circuit.
The pressure to doubt arises when there is a tension, an inconsistency in the pattern spotted. As a collective energy it’s oriented towards improving the future through logic.
The Gate of Doubt, is an energy that fuels you to find an answer through pressure building up. It then takes those questions to gate 4, the gate of Formulization to bring awareness to the questions in order to be processed into answers. Together they create the 63-4 Channel of Logic.
Without Gate 4, the 63 doesn’t always have the awareness, the energy to process + formulate an answer. Which can lead to mental anxiety. The gift of the gate of Doubt is to ask the questions for others to answer.
Coming from the Head, a pressure center, it can add anxiety to the Mind to find answers. This energy provides a healthy dose of skepticism & distrust whenever you encounter something that feels off, as soon as you receive a clear logical answer or one that feels right for you, the pressure releases. The conundrum though, is that not every question can be answered. So learning to hold + manage this energy is an important aspect of our mental health.
We’re not meant to take action or make decisions base on our doubt after all. How can you release the pressure to find answers? How can the questions become your playground?
This is a projected energy. Just because it has the ability to correct, solve, strengthen & fix there is no guarantee that every suggestion will lead to that. Or that people will see what you see.
Being recognized & invited to share is the first step to being received; but you have no control of how this lands or how it’ll influence the collective.
This logical forward oriented energy is part of the Understanding circuit, so it is intimately connected to the Spleen, our primal awareness center in charge of instincts and survival.
Regardless of having the Spleen defined or not; if you have this gate, you can feel the doubt, your skepticism in your bones. This instinct is meant to challenge concepts, ideas, flaws, weakness that you spot in the collective FOR the collective.
While this energy leads to our conscious evolution, it can also be used in ways it’s not meant to, directed inwards to a personal level. Where we infuse doubt in ourselves, our sense of worth and our life choices.
Remember, energy is neutral. Being aware of how we’re directing it and our relationship, beliefs around our energies can make a difference.
The shadow expression of this gate is self-doubt and/or projecting suspicion, the doubt to others, specially those closest to us as a result of repressing and not channeling this energy properly.
What stories come up when you’re faced with doubt? How can you enjoy the “what if’s” without identifying with them? Let your strategy & authority guide you.
The Lesson of the 63 is it’s ability to ignite, to pave the way for creative solutions through logical doubt and healthy skepticism.
Seeing the potential of what our questions can open up; portals that expand our horizons and perspective. The fuel that ignites a world of possibilities to explore, to step into many realities without attaching to certainty.
How can you cultivate trust that the questions that are meant to be answered by you, will find you with ease? How can you hold on to questions without forcing an answer when there’s no mental energy to process?
The Wisdom of the 63 is being able to discern which questions are valuable, which ones are meant to be engaged with and when. It’s our ability to hold the doubt, the complex without forcing for certainty. Being able to recognize the pressure without letting it override our decisions or taking action that is not aligned.
I think this energy is beautifully encapsulated in this quote by Walt Whitman:
“I like the scientific spirit—the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine—it always keeps the way beyond open—always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake—after a wrong guess.”
Do you have Gate 63 active? Or know someone who does? Would love to hear your reflections, simply hit reply to share.
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Mar 3, 2023