The Channel of Openness
22 - 12
A Design of a Social Being
The Channel of Openness links the Solar Plexus Center to the Throat Center through the Gate of Openness (22) and the Gate of Caution (12). Openness in Channel 22 -12 is dependent on the ebb and flow of the emotional wave or mood. It creatively voices or acts our the moodiness, melancholy, passion, romance and drama of the Individual emotional wave. There is a quality of restraint in the 12th gate that governs the 22nd gate’s openness, limiting it to social interactions with people who appear to have the most mutative potential.
Background: The literally miraculous qualities of articulation, that developed through the mutation of the larynx (Gate 12) 85,000 years ago, set the stage for humans to not only communicate their intelligence, but to emotionally impact others with the quality of their voice. The Channel of Openness is the social channel of Individual circuitry, yet it is guided by a “when I am in the mood” orientation (emotional wave) that is not focused on being either social or friendly. Individuals are generally less interested in mating (Tribal) of sharing (Collective) than they are in creating a receptive environment of their potential to bring a transformative new awareness to the Collective and the Tribe. The key for people with this manifesting channel is to wait until they feel like interacting socially. If forced into social situation when on the low ebb of their wave, they can be misunderstood, become angry and abrupt, and fail to empower others. Such social fails, repeated over time, can lead to anti-social behaviors and isolation.
Personal: With your keen sense of timing, and an awareness of your audience’s openness, you know when to use your warmth and social skills to get people’s attention, as well as how to get close enough to them for your words to be a catalyst for loving change in their lives. You use quality and inflection in your voice to move or touch people in order to educate, mutate and communicate. When your mood and timing are in sync, you can empower others to vicariously experience love’s full range of emotions through public media such as speaking acting, poetry or music. The Solar Plexus is your authority so it is imperative that you do not act impulsively. The measure of patience you cultivate, and the creative depth of feelings you allow yourself to experience by listening through your wave, determine how powerful your Individual mutative will be in the world.
Interpersonal: Individual are naturally different from everyone else so they tend to attract of great deal of attention. Consequently, they contend with the fear of being observe; they fear that their uniqueness may be found strange the lead to rejection by others. Gate 22 hears with the left ear and these Individuals hear what they feel like hearing. For them to know something fully, it must be repeated and heard over time. They have the capacity to really listen and hear what is being said which makes them true listener - when in the mood. When their social interactions are guided by their mood, barriers come down and their fears dissipate. It is in this environment of social openness, this existential moment where it all comes together, that the magic of Individual’s mutative difference has its full impact.
Gate 22: Grace - The Gate of Openness
A quality of behavior best suited in handling mundane and trivial situations.
Gate 22 combines the potential for emotional openness through listening, with a social grace and charm that is highly attractive to others, when it is in the right mood. When your mood changes, however, a dramatically different and sometimes antisocial side of you may emerge. Your emotional awareness matures over time as you become comfortable with moving into your depth along the emotional wave. By allowing you depth to mellow with age in the company of your creative muse, you refine your timing and release your truth precisely when society is ready for it. Recognizing and acting on that timing and dependent on honoring your mood. Your openness, and you attentiveness to what is essential and new for others, are gifts of grace which even impact strangers. You listen to others until they complete what they are saying, making what you have to say naturally come second. This is grace in action, as well as the key to your own empowerment. In fact, it is your responsibility and privilege to use your social listening skills in a way that makes change available to others. Without the 12th gate, you may know what you feel, but not how to express in verbally. Because silence makes you nervous, what you fear most is that there is nothing worthwhile to listen to.
Line 6 - Maturity
Line 5 - Directness
Line 4 - Sensitivity
Line 3 - The Enchanter
Line 2 - Charm School
Line 1 - Second Class Ticket
Gate 12: Standstill - The Gate of Caution
The quality of restraint and the importance of meditation and inaction in confronting temptation.
The articulate, mutative and body voice of the Individual is restrained in Gate 12 by a natural caution. This caution keeps you silent until your mood tells you that you really do have something to say, as well as a unique, transformative way of saying it. The vocal vibration or tone of your voice speaks louder than your choice of words. Standing still, or contemplating a unique perception or feeling until in the mood to express it in a creative way, though poetry or music of instance, gives your message time to mature. Wen you are not in the mood, chances are your audience won't hear what you want them to, or will not experience the transformation or inspiration that interacting with you can bring. Impeccable timing maximized the potential impact you can have on social/cultural norms, and on your way of being with each other in the world. You know how to express yourself, but without the 22nd gate you can't always clarify what it is you are feeling.
Line 6 - Metamorphosis
Line 5 - The Pragmatic
Line 4 - The Prophet
Line 3 - Confession
Line 2 - Purification
Line 1 - The Monk