Series: Voices of the Throat #4 – Gate 56 “I Believe” 

by Evelyn Levenson

This series explains the energy of each Gate around the Throat Center so you will know how to communicate effectively and authentically as YOU. For each gate, we’ll cover the circuitry of the gate, its gifts and challenges, its “voice,” and practical ways to apply this information. The Introduction to this series can be found here. Links to the rest of this series are at the end of this post.


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.

Circuitry of this Gate:

Circuit Group: Collective
The Collective Circuit Group serves the greater good and our collective values. It shares information, opinions, experiences, solutions. It is not personal.

Circuit: Sensing
The Sensing Circuit energies use stories, experiences, and reflection to learn from the past, discover the cycles of life, and make sense of our human experience.

High Expression of this Gate:

If you have the Gate 56 defined in your chart, you have a gift for translating ideas into language, and weaving stories that inspire, entertain, and stimulate an emotional reaction from your listener.

Stories are how we learn as human beings (stories are not just for children!).  For example, we may not remember facts and details from a course or webinar we watched, but we’ll likely remember the story that was shared.

With your defined Gate 56, you love to creatively use your own experiences to make a point, illustrate concepts, and stimulate response from others.

You are curious by nature, probably love to travel, and are hungry for new ideas (which come from the Gate 11 in this channel) so you can express them and share them with the world.  You seek truth and teach from experience.

Some people who have Gate 56 defined may not directly relate to being a storyteller, but if you are living true to your chart you will discover that you have a knack for finding the right words, analogy, metaphor, or image for getting your ideas across in a memorable way.

Low Expression of this Gate:

In the low expression, you treat the stories you tell as facts, solutions, or calls to action, which they are not. Your role is simply to express the ideas and stories.

There can be a tendency to “spin” a story or embellish the facts for the purpose of having a more powerful impact.  This isn’t wrong as long as you’re not implying that it’s all factual.

You may find that your “seeking” nature keeps you always seeking and never “finding” which can feel discouraging and incomplete.  Your lesson is to enjoy the journey and make peace with having no particular destination or accomplishment with your sharing.

The magical effect of your stories depends on your timing for sharing them.  This is a projected gate and so requires waiting for correct timing for you to have the impact and enjoy the receptivity you desire.  Follow your Strategy and Authority to feel for the correct timing and wait for the invitation or opening to speak.

You may also mistakenly believe that the stories and lessons you share are for YOU.  They are not!  They are for others.  This is collective energy.

Your Voice with this Gate:

This gate uses the words, “I believe…”.

If you have this gate defined, it’s appropriate for you to say these words often and to collect and verbally recount stories and experiences that you believe to have truth.  This voice has little to do with logic, data, or facts, and everything to do with stories of lessons learned.

You also may say, “I don’t believe…”, as you ponder and share your interpretations of your own and our collective life experiences.

Tips for Using this Energy:

-Be deliberate (and confident) in using stories and analogies to teach or inform.  You’ve got this!

-You can use your beautiful gift to help others see a different version of their own story.  This is called re-framing.  They may be stuck in the negative version of what happened to them, but you can see and share a more uplifting version of the story along with the rich lessons to be learned from it.

-Although the stories and ideas you share are for the benefit of others, you can turn this ability toward yourself and re-frame your own stories about yourself and your life, choosing more empowering interpretations.


Next gate moving clockwise around the Throat Center:

Gate 35, with the Voice “I feel.” If you have the 35 defined, start noticing how often you say that or find yourself saying, “I don’t feel…”

Read all about Gate 35 details:

Voices of the Throat #5 – Gate 35 “I Feel”

You may access previous posts in this series here:
Voices of the Throat #1 – Introduction
Voices of the Throat #2 – Gate 62 “I Think”
Voices of the Throat #3 – Gate 23 “I Know”

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