Unlocking the Root: 52
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 52: Unleashing Your Inner Sage
Similar to the other root gates, there is a pressurized energy here, an energy urging evolution and expansion.
In it's lower frequency of expression, it manifests as FEAR. It is deeply interwoven with our nervous system, our fight/flight coding.
When we internalize fear, it can create a sort of learned helplessness, a victim mentality. Believing there is nothing we can do about our situation, we digress into a state of depression and apathy.
When fear is expressed outwardly, we are reactive. We are restless. There is always an impending something that is coming for us, and so we spend all of our resources planning and preparing for the unknown.
This tension is INHERENT in all of us. It is still a part of our survival mechanism. However, we have outgrown the need to react from it consistently. When we can hold the tension, refrain from reacting out of fear, we create SPACE. Space to see it from many vantage points. Space for creative solutions to arise. A trust that the right time to act is coming and a trust that we will know when the time to act is upon us.
Living from this place gives off a "sage" like presence; people feel the deep inner lake of calm in you. They feel the mountain-like steadiness in you. They trust and value what you have to say, knowing there is some weight, some gravity and some consideration to it.
Embodying the higher frequencies of this gate reminds me of the Lao Tzu quote, "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished".
Hold the tension. Trust that sometimes the most powerful action is "doing nothing" in the moment. Trust that you KNOW when to pull back and when to act. Unleash your inner Sage.
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