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[Series] Ego Energies of the Will #2 – Gate 51

This series explains the energy of each gate around the Will Center so you can learn to leverage willpower and make your impact on the world in ways that are correct for YOU. For each gate, we’ll cover the circuitry of the gate, its gifts and challenges, its “impact,” and practical ways to apply this information. The Introduction to this series can be found here.

Series: Ego Energies of the Will #2 – Gate 51 “Competition”

Circuitry

Every gate energy belongs to particular circuitry within the chart, which is like an electrical circuit board. This circuitry shows the evolutionary role of the gate energy and how the energy moves through the chart. Each Circuit Group has two Circuits within it.

Circuitry of this Gate

Circuit Group: Individual
The Individual Circuit Group serves the world by bringing forth uniquely individual change (mutation) which indirectly empowers others to transform.  It is personal energy, here to follow its own direction and not fit in with others.

Circuit: Centering
The Centering Circuit energies help us to be centered in the truth of who we are and provide direction to others through our own self-empowered direction.  This is spiritual energy that is also part of our humanness.

High Expression of this Gate

If you have the Gate 51 defined in your chart, you are here to help others transform their perspective by initiating (or shocking) them out of their normal view into seeing a bigger picture. Surprise is your ally as it helps you to broaden the awareness of others! [continue reading…]

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[Series] Ego Energies of the Will #1 – Gate 26

This series explains the energy of each gate around the Will Center so you can learn to leverage willpower and make your impact on the world in ways that are correct for YOU. For each gate, we’ll cover the circuitry of the gate, its gifts and challenges, its “impact,” and practical ways to apply this information. The Introduction to this series can be found here.

Series: Ego Energies of the Will #1 – Gate 26 “Influence”

Circuitry

Every gate energy belongs to particular circuitry within the chart, which is like an electrical circuit board. This circuitry shows the evolutionary role of the gate energy and how the energy moves through the chart. Each Circuit Group has two Circuits within it.

Circuitry of this Gate

Circuit Group: Tribal
The Tribal Circuit Group is concerned with survival of the tribe. It provides support and protection for family and community and transforms individual ambition into teamwork. This is group energy in which the good of the tribe/family comes first.

Circuit: Ego
The Ego Circuit energies govern the structure of how we function in groups, including laws, values, business agreements, marriage, families, communities, and management of resources. It contains emotion, but no logic (that’s in the Collective Logic circuitry).

High Expression of this Gate

If you have the Gate 26 defined in your chart, you are here to influence and persuade others by transmitting what you believe will improve their lives. You can “sell the dream” and then “close the deal” as the ultimate salesperson.

Your influence can truly benefit others when you share from integrity and from an honest desire to be of service.

Your ego likes recognition and rewards for your efforts, but at a practical level you must be recognized by others in order to have real influence with them. So, building trust ultimately serves everyone.

At the mastery level, you are able to squeeze maximum rewards for yourself from minimum effort which helps you to balance work and rest in your life. The shortcuts you discover ultimately benefit the tribe, but first they benefit you.

Low Expression of this Gate

In the low expression, this energy is called the Trickster because it can manipulate the truth for self-serving purposes. This could include exaggerating, omitting or modifying facts, re-writing bits of history, and even outright lies.

If your ego is power hungry, you will exert your influence for your own goals and demand rewards for your skills and effort.

Only make promises that you know you can keep, or else your reputation and integrity will suffer.

Ego Impact of this Gate

From an ego perspective, your impact is pure “influence” and this influence truly can guide people to a better life! Pay attention to what is specifically motivating your desire to influence.

Even though this energy has potentially self-serving and egotistical expressions, it is still tribal and someone with the Gate 26 defined wants to be a contribution to the good of the group, improving the support, protection, and even survival of the tribe.

Tips for Using this Energy

-Be sure to keep a healthy work-rest balance in your life.

-Get clear about your goals and intentions. Your greatest ability to serve and influence comes from your integrity and from speaking the truth.

-Find ideas, products, people, and beliefs that you know in your heart are helpful to others, and “sell” them with all your persuasive skills.

-You may be a natural at selling, but you might be even more effective if you deliberately hone your skills.

 

Next gate moving clockwise around the Will Center:

Gate 51, has the ego impact of “competing.”  If your Gate 51 is defined, start noticing how often you have the impulse to be first or best at something, or even to compete with yourself and measure your improvement.

Read all about the Gate 51 details here >>

 

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[Series] Ego Energies of the Will – Introduction

This post begins a series that explains the energy of each gate around the Will Center so you can learn to leverage willpower and make your impact on the world in ways that are correct for YOU.

Most of us want to have a positive impact on the world and the people around us, but often we don’t know quite how to do that. We see powerful people in the news and in our spheres of activity and wonder what they do to be so influential. How do they manage to have such impact?

And why can’t we do that, too?

The problem, of course, is that what works for them probably won’t work for you.

The solution is to learn how YOU are wired to handle willpower and influence so you can work with your natural energy and align with your innate power.

Few things are as exhausting or distressing as trying to be something (or someone) we are not. Doing this goes against every fiber of our being, and we use what precious little willpower we have in order to overcome our instinctive resistance and just “power through” it. It’s a terrible idea.

When we are authentic in the way we interact with others, when we operate from the truth of Who We Are and express a coherent alignment of our energy, that’s when our true power and influence shine through.

That’s when things go better and flow better. That’s when we have the correct and effective impact on our world that we most desire to have.

What Are “Ego Energies of the Will”?

The Will Center in the Human Design bodygraph, also referred to as the Heart Center or Ego Center, is home to our willpower and gives us several tools with which to influence our world. It is the small triangle just below the diamond shape in the middle of the bodygraph.

This center is connected primarily to the Ego Circuit of the Tribal Circuit Group in the chart. The Will center’s energy is focused on tribal and family interactions, material goods, physical assets, business, and how we value things. And, it is where our ego resides.

Ego is our view of ourselves, determined by our self-esteem and our perceived position in the world. In this context, ego isn’t good or bad, it simply IS. Everyone has an ego. What is important is how we use it and manage its impact on others.

Each gate energy connected with the Will Center indicates a particular approach to exerting impact on the world—a specific way of expressing our power. I call these the “Ego Energies of the Will.”

For example, Gate 26 exerts influence, persuasion and, potentially, manipulation. Gate 51 is competitive and uses shock to have impact. Gate 21 exerts control. Don’t worry, there are also positive expressions of each Will Center gate!

When you have ANY Will Center gates defined (colored) in your chart, using those “energies” correctly will allow you to authentically express your power in life.

It’s also important to understand the Will Gates that are undefined (white) in your chart, because:

  • People in your life may have those defined, and knowing THEIR authentic power will help you in your interactions with them.
  • If you are around someone who has those gates defined, you will take in and amplify that energy. Even though you don’t carry the energy of those gates consistently, you will experience and possibly express those energies at times. Remember, we ALL experience ALL of the chart!
  • When planets or other celestial bodies are passing through any of the Will Gates (transiting), you will likely feel those energies and may notice that those around you expressing them, too.

Bottom Line

These energies—the Ego Energies of the Will—affect the way we exert our power in the world and determine the role our ego plays in our interactions. Armed with this knowledge, you can consciously leverage these energies to your advantage while remaining aligned with the truth and magnificence of Who You Are.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll explore all four of the gate energies connected to the Will Center, one at a time.

For simplicity, we’ll start with Gate 26, on the left side of the Will Center, and move clockwise around it.

Learn about the Ego Energy of the Gate 26 here >>

Hint:  The energy of Gate 26 is to influence and “sell” ideas or things; its high expression is INTEGRITY.

Ego Energies of the Will #1 – Gate 26 “Influence”
Ego Energies of the Will #2 – Gate 51 “Competition”

 

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