As we've talked about before , the Root center, the very bottom square in the Bodygraph is a "pressure" center. It creates a pressurized, adrenalized energy to be moving, going, DOING.
The WAY that this energy expresses through you depends on your DEFINITION (the center and the lines/gates coming off of the center).
Those areas colored in are those that you are meant to experience CONSISTENTLY in this lifetime. They are the stable energies that you consistently work with.
The areas that are white/undefined for you are the areas that you are meant to become wise about; you can experience the FULL range of energy there.
As we begin to talk about the gates in depth, I find it helpful to think of them less as "static" energy and more as a dynamic, buzzing energy that you are plugged into. The energy is malleable; while it cannot be taken away, it can TRANSFORM into something else.
Left unaware, these frequencies take on that of the collective, which, tends to be lower expressions of fear, lack, scarcity, and victimhood. But brought into the light of awareness, they can be shifted into gifts and even expressed as PURE ESSENCE. THAT is the work. THAT is the journey with your human design.
Gate 38: Unleashing Your Inner Champion
Gate 38 brings with it the energy of opposition. It is a deeply rooted energy to SURVIVE and to do whatever it takes to do so.
Left unexamined in it's lower frequencies, one may find themselves constantly in struggle. There is always a fight to be had (because there is never enough: food, water, shelter, certainty).
What is important to recognize about root energy is again that it is PRESSURIZED, so when it comes on, it can feel like a knee-jerk reaction to fight. The way that we interrupt that pattern is to PAUSE. This is where mindfulness practice really comes in. BREATHE. Count to 10. Relax every muscle in your body. Repeat root affirming statements like "I am safe" and "There is enough". Take a walk. Do whatever brings you back to your center, whatever creates a feeling of SPACIOUSNESS.
The magic in the PAUSE is that it is a BRIDGE to your INTENTION. You can connect back to your highest vision for yourself and for the world that you live in. You can then ACT from that place rather than perpetuating a belief that there isn't enough and it isn't safe.
This doesn't mean you become a push-over; hardly. You are rock-solid and you can stand for what you believe in simply by walking your talk. You may speak, but you don't have to yell to get your message across because the power lies in your energy field.
Approaching battles in this way becomes invigorating and life-affirming for you. You don't seek them out just to be engaged in a fight, but you don't shy away from those causes that are value-aligned for you. Look to what sparks your inner fire; there you will find your values.
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