How do we come by fulfillment? How do we learn how to recognize and embrace the gifts life has to offer us? Human Design has the answers.
We’ve just moved out of gate 6, the last of the 8 hexagrams collectively known as “Uniformity.” Now the pace begins to change as we go into gateway 46, which is one of the gateways in what we call “The Vessel of Love.” It’s a gateway called “Serendipity” and it’s the closest we’ll ever come, in the I-Ching, to the word Luck.
It says that growth and good fortune come from application, truthfulness, and sincerity…or simply by being in the right place at the right time with the right attitude.
This is perhaps the big takeaway from gate 46. What does it take to be “lucky”? Yes, you have to be in the right place at the right time, but you’ve also got to have that magical ingredient: Attitude. Which is to say that you have to be ready to embrace fortune, to receive or respond to whatever it is life has to offer you as a result of being in the right place at the right time.
So, let’s see how this plays out in your Human Design line by line:
First Line: Promoting
The first line is called “Promoting: inner conviction is recognized by those who seek to align with you.” And that inner conviction can be seen as that “attitude” mentioned above. That willingness and ability to be available for growth. The willingness to expand your life experience and to promote your availability by saying “I’m here. I’m ready. Who’s with me? Who wants to find me?”
So, on the other side of it is the question, “Are you ready to grow, or not?” Your inherent confidence or lack of readiness to grow either attracts assistance or not.
One of the things that really attracts good fortune to us is being in a state of gratitude and gratefulness, and if you insist on developing solely by your own efforts without looking for outside assistance, you’re not allowing existence to help you, and you might miss out on some potential allies.
So, the key here is to be aware of what’s available for you, who is here for you, and how you can promote yourself in ways that open up possibilities for growth.
Second Line: Expanding
The second line is the line of expanding. Like it or not, all eyes are on you. You’ll find that if you’ve got the 46 with the second line, when you walk into the room, everybody’s going to turn and look at you. You have stage presence, and life wants you to be available and open.
But, while the second line has this very natural quality to it, it also has the potential for denying, for saying “I’m not really interesting enough for people. Nobody really needs me, etc.” So, now is the time for you to recognize that life is wanting to deal you something in this moment, something that can bring you great benefit. Even with modest resources, and without the approval of others, you have an opportunity to grow. And you do this through your sincerity.
Third Line: Progressing
The third line is called “Progressing: moving upwards in life without doubts.” In general, third liners are the experimenters, the pioneers. They like to try things out, and they get their fingers burned quite a bit.
So, the key here is to progress, which means to learn quickly from your mistakes. You try something out, it doesn’t work, you move on and redirect your course. The third line is very versatile in this way. When proceeding into the unknown, you need not hesitate as long as you are clear in yourself. As long as you are checking in with your Human Design, your Type and Authority, you are going to have that sense of clarity you need to move upwards in life without doubt.
Fourth Line: Fulfilling
The fourth line is called “Fulfilling, holding true to your inner commitment to grow.” This line is always trying to join everybody together. You want others to see things from a singular point of view. You want everyone to grow together.
With the 4, 5, and 6 lines especially, it’s very important to know exactly what is right for you in this moment of growth and expansion. But the bottom line with the fourth line is that you are open to growth and want to get others on board with you.
But while it is great when you find yourself surrounded by company that really appreciates how you do things, there is the danger that—because you see growth as a natural part of life’s process—you may fail to acknowledge those who assist you in your growth.
Fifth Line: Proceeding
The fifth line always has that leadership potential, that quality of overseeing things. And here, the fifth line is called “Proceeding: A naturally powerful development needs strong inner virtue.” The word virtue is common to most fifth lines and it ties in with this ability to be a natural teacher, the one who can see things—great outcomes, great possibilities—clearly.
The bottom line for a fifth line is that you always have to make these great visions practical. You are drawn to realizing these great possibilities for people. And the difficulty there is that others might come to expect this from you, which can cause you to get deflected from your own growth.
Your Achilles heel as a fifth line is that you go out of your way to rescue people rather than being true to yourself. But where you find your genius is when you stay in your inner virtue and provide what is truly needed.
Sixth Line: Reappraising
The sixth line is called, “Reappraising: compulsive advancement requires constant vigilance.” The 46 with the sixth is always going to feel there’s a sense of growth going on. It just keeps going and expanding, and life keeps delivering. But in reviewing your life’s efforts, you determine who and what receives your energy and attention.
It’s about checking in and really knowing who’s with you. Who is in this growth with you? What are the situations and who are the people in those situations that combine to bring about fulfillment to you? And that’s the essence of this reappraisal: discovering what it really is that brings about fulfillment in your life.
That’s essentially the nature of the 46 in general. It is like a compass needle keeping us on track toward fulfillment via remembering to be in the right place and right time, with the right attitude.
So, there we are. That’s the 46. The next seven gateways are all going to be in the spleen center, which is all about health and wellbeing, diet, nutrition, exercise, and living situations.
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