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  • Kelly Harrington, MS, RD

Gate 57's Health & Physiology in Human Design

Gate 57 is part of my Life Purpose, and is my Design Earth. I love building the trust in gate 57's powerful instincts and intuition.

Gate 57 Statistics

Name: The Gate of Intuitive Insight

Archetype: the Intuitive

Center: Spleen

Physiology: Cranial Ganglia (Belly)

Circuitry: Individual Integration

Gene Keys Shadow: Unease

Gene Keys Gift: Intuition

Gene Keys Siddhi: Clarity

Victim of Indecision; hesitant/impetuous

Gate 57's Inherent Energetic Traits

Someone with gate 57 defined in their chart is extremely intuitive and has keen instincts! This is the most intuitive gate in the Human Design body graph. This gate can perceive something even before it can be seen, heard, touched, tasted, or thought about! This instinctual awareness ensures survival and well-being.

People with gate 57 are acoustically sensitive, constantly scanning your environment and the people you're around, to keep you safe from harm. This gate is known to be clairaudient - the ability to perceive sounds, voices, or music that aren't audible to the human ear or aren't present in the physical environment. It's a psychic ability believed to be a form of extrasensory perception (ESP). You are able to pick up vibrations, bring them into your body, and translate them through the brain.

Cranial Ganglia (Belly) Physiology and Gate 57 in Human Design

Gate 57’s physiological connection in the body is the Cranial Ganglia (Belly).

The cranial ganglia are collections of nerve cells (neurons) located in the head and neck region that are part of the peripheral nervous system. They originate from the brainstem and innervate various structures in the head, neck, and some internal organs, including the belly!

There are two cranial nerves in particular that play an important role in regulating digestion in the Belly.

1) the Vagus nerve (cranial ganglia nerve X)

The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerves and runs from the brainstem down through neck and chest and into the belly. it transmits sensory information from the stomach and intestines to the brainstem, including signals related to how stretched out the belly is from food, acidity, and nutrient content of the digestive system, which helps the brain regulate digestion and metabolism.

The vagus nerve supplies the majority of the parasympathetic fibers to the abdomen, including the stomach. These fibers are responsible for promoting rest and relaxation in the body by conserving energy, slowing down the heart rate, and stimulating digestive processes. When the body's stressed, the stomach stops digesting food.

2) the Glossopharyngeal nerve (cranial ganglia nerve IX)

This nerve supplies the parasympathetic fibers to the salivary glands, which are involved in the initial stages of digestion in the mouth. This makes digestion in the stomach easier.

Unease and Gate 57

The low expression of gate 57, UNEASE, is created by a fear of what might be coming, or not knowing what's going to happen in the future. Getting stuck in the future will prevent someone from accessing their keen intuition.

Unease and Fear will impact the health of the stomach, gut microbiome, and digestive processes. Digestion stops when the body's stressed out.

All physical disease is rooted in the frequencies of fear.

If someone is in a state of fear and unease, the body is not able to digest, assimilate nutrients, and burn calories. You may be eating extremely healthy, but if your body cannot fully digest and assimilate that food, then you will not reap the benefits from it, nor will you be able to burn calories effectively.

The Intuitive Gift of Gate 57

In order to access your instincts and intuition at all times, you must live in the present moment!!! Having unease and fear will take you away from your gift!

If you catch your thoughts future tripping, come back to "I am here." I love that mantra and use it quite often when I feel myself leave the present moment.

"I am here."

The only way to relieve your fear of the future and unease is to pay close attention to your instinctual hunches - that little voice that only speaks once and softly, and act on those hunches immediately. Trust!!!

"When you are listening and paying attention to your intuition now, there is no tomorrow to fear" - Ra

Do you have gate 57? Do you relate to having strong instincts and intuition? What is your experience with Unease and fear or future tripping? Do you experience stomach troubles or digestive issues as a result?

I would love to hear from you.

Much love,


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