Gate 57 is part of my Life Purpose, and is my Design Earth. My gate 57 connects directly to gates 20 and 34. I love building the trust in gate 57's powerful instincts and intuition.
About Gate 57
Name: The Gate of Intuitive Insight
Gate Physiology: Cranial Ganglia (Belly)
Spleen Physiology: Immune System, Spleen, Lymphatic System, General Health & Well-being
Circuitry: Individual Integration
Gene Key Shadow: Unease; victim of indecision; hesitant/impetuous
Gene Key Gift: Intuition
Gene Key Siddhi: Clarity
Archetype: the Intuitive
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) and Gate 57 in Human Design
Gate 57’s physiological connection in the body is the Cranial Ganglia (Belly).
The cranial ganglia are clusters of nerve cells located in the head region and play a role in transmitting sensory information in the head, neck, and some internal organs, including the belly! This is a major player in the gut-brain axis! This is an extremely important communication system. The food we eat affects our brain.
Two Cranial Ganglia Nerves Associated with the Belly (Directly and Indirectly)
1) the Vagus Nerve (cranial ganglia nerve X)
The vagus nerve is an essential component of the gut-brain axis. It's the longest of the cranial nerves and originates from the medulla oblongata in the brainstem (gate 20's physiological connection). It runs down through the neck and chest and into the belly.
The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional communication, meaning it transmits sensory information, via bacteria in the gut, from the brain to the belly and also from the belly to the brain, including signals related to stomach acidity, how stretched out the belly is from food, signals about hunger and satiety, and nutrient content of the digestive system. This helps the brain regulate digestion and metabolism.
The vagus nerve supplies the majority of the parasympathetic fibers to the stomach. The parasympathetic nervous system is our Rest & Digest state. It's the calm state your body wants to be in when you eat. When the body's stressed, the stomach stops digesting food. These fibers are responsible for promoting rest and relaxation in the body by conserving energy, slowing down the heart rate, and stimulating digestive processes.
2) the Glossopharyngeal Nerve (cranial ganglia nerve IX)
This nerve starts in the medulla oblongata of the brainstem (gate 20's physiological connection) and it plays a vital role in taste sensation, swallowing, and saliva production. The first step of digestion begin in the mouth when the salivary glands are activated to produce saliva. Once the mouth starts salivating, that triggers the stomach to start producing stomach acid as it prepares to digest food. Stomach acid plays a crucial role in the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients.
Channel 57-20 (the belly to the brain)
Channel 57-20 is the Channel of the Brainwave. The vagus nerve associated with the highly intuitive gate 57 originates in gate 20's medulla oblongata in the the brainstem. This is a powerful gut-brain connection. To keep a clear intuition, I believe a healthy gut microbiome is crucial for "hearing" those intuitive insights. With gate 57, I highly recommend you focus on nutrition for the gut microbiome and the brain as they are interconnected.
Nutrition and Gate 57
The Shadow of 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, 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!!! 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.
mantra: "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.
Human Design Appointments
Moving from where you are now to where you want to be requires long-term dedication to learning and experimenting with your human design. I've learned so much through the process of researching, observing myself and others, experimenting, and repeating that cycle over and over.
I believe growth requires more than one appointment, which is why I offer an initial appointment (90 minutes) with a follow-up appointment (60 minutes).
If you think a one time appointment is more ideal for you, I also offer that option.
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