Hey there. I'm Christie Inge.

5/2 Splenic Projector | LAX of the Clarion 2

I’m a Master Energy Healer and Human Design Mentor. 

I’ll show you how to heal the blocks to living in alignment with the highest potential of your Human Design. 

Human Design Gate 2 – Gene Key 2 – The Receptive Feminine

Written by Christie Inge, 5/2 Splenic Projector, born in the LAX of the Clarion 2 (57/51. 62/61) and creator of the Human Design Map

NOTE: My Human Design content is my personal interpretation of mechanics and is always written through my heretical + alchemical lens. It often does not align with traditional HD perspectives. And this post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase after clicking one of my affiliate links, I may make a commission. 

The official name for Human Design Gate 2 is The Gate of The Direction of Self. But I call it The Receptive Feminine because its primary action is to receive the abundance of life. 

About Human Design Gate 2 – Gene Key 2

Archetypal Name: The Receptive Feminine

In Action: remain receptive to the abundance of life

Keywords: receiving, abundance, and authentic direction

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Official Gate Name: The Direction of Self

Human Design Definition: Receptivity as the primal base through which any response is determined. The root of action.

Core Theme: Receptivity, Direction, and Vision (especially for resources)

Bodygraph Center: G center and connects to the sacral center via human design gate 14. 

Tropical Sign: Taurus

(Want all of the correspondences and keynotes for the gates of your incarnation cross? The Human Design Map is for you.)

The Energy Spectrum of Human Design Gate 2

All energy in the Human Design chart exists on a spectrum of potential

On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 2 is the energy for receiving the abundance of life. Gate 2 knows that life is a balance of feminine and masculine and that receiving the gifts of life is true abundance. 

On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 2 is the energy for spending resources (time, money, energy) recklessly. It doubts, worries, and feels anxious about its needs being met and has no faith in their ability to receive abundance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It’s crucial to understand that “positive” and “negative” are not intended as moral judgments; they are tools of awareness to support you on your Human Design journey — the journey of radical self-acceptance and bold purpose.

Your Human Design is never to be used as a weapon against yourself or as evidence that you are broken, unlovable, or any other bullshit that blocks your radiance.

If you see yourself on the “negative” side of the gate 2, please be kind to yourself. This is an opportunity to BE the Love and Grace you so deeply crave (we all so deeply crave!).

When you notice yourself struggling with wasting resources or pushing away the fruits of your labor, use it as a sign to cultivate curiosity and as a path to a more expanded self-concept.

By adopting this more compassionate way of seeing your “negative” qualities, you will automatically expand into your chart’s higher and higher potentials. Minus the toxic positivity or gaslighting yourself.

Simply put…

Your ability to embody your chart’s “highest” potential is directly proportional to your ability to unconditionally love your chart’s “lowest” potential. You cannot hate your way to Love and Grace.

This is at the heart of what you will learn in the MAP Method for Deconditioning, my signature course included with your Human Design Map (made just for you) & Portal. Get yours here.

In the meantime, start noticing when you are spending recklessly, but don’t be an asshole to yourself. Treat yourself the way you would a small child – with love, curiosity, and understanding.

My Personal Experience with Human Design Gate 2 (Gene Key 2)

When I was in the second grade, I wrote a story that was published in the local newspaper. 

My teacher seemed more excited than I was. She kept telling me how proud she was that I’d had something published at such a young age. 

Now, of course, we aren’t talking about the New York Times. But, it did seem like such a big deal… to them.  

I felt confused about their excitement and very uncomfortable with the praise. 

Writing comes very naturally to me. I’d even go so far as to say that it’s easy. 

My head, ajna, throat, spleen, and G are all defined. More specifically, my throat has 6 defined gates (62, 16, 20, 31, 8, and 56), three of which are full channels (16-48 channel of the wavelength, 57-20 channel of the brainwave, and 31-7 channel of the alpha).  

Human Design Gate 62 is defined in the unconscious sun of my incarnation cross, which is known for communicating with clarity and precision.

And, I have a Gemini Moon conjunct my Jupiter.

So, we might even say that it was written in the stars for me to be such a wordsmith. 

But, back then, my ability to write was nothing short of…ordinary. 

My brain and nervous system didn’t have the capacity to believe that something that came so easily to me was worthy of praise. I didn’t have the ability to let it in. 

Looking back, I can see that that experience was an inability to receive

In time, I’ve come to recognize that I have a writing gift. I have a unique way with words that others appreciate. 

And it was through the act of writing that I came to understand what it means to receive. 

In all honesty, this is true for most of the things that I “know.” My writing time is when I commune with that thing that some call God. 

When I was writing the very first iteration of my signature energy healing method (which would later become the MAP Method for Deconditioning inside the Human Design Map portal). 

The MAP Method is based on alchemical magic and walks you through the seven healing phases that underpin all change that sticks. It works no matter what you are trying to heal and change because it addresses the roots of why we don’t live according to what we really want.

Each phase of the process has an energetic objective. And the final phase, which I call The Promised Land, is all about RECEIVING the fruits of your inner and outer transformation. 

When I started writing about that phase for the first time, I realized something simple yet profound. 

I couldn’t even believe what my fingers were typing. 

Receiving is FEELING. 

We tend to complicate the concept of “receiving,” but it is actually quite simple. 

Receiving is allowing your body to process the emotions that come with fruition. These emotions might be success, satisfaction, peace, and delight. Or maybe, abundance, pride, dignity, or alignment. 

Whatever name you give the emotion, you process it by locating it in your body and noticing the sensations of it. You stay present with yourself and those feelings as the frequency vibrates through you.

Not analyzing.

No pretending to be humble. 

Not pushing them away with confusion. 

Not minimizing whatever you created. 

Not writing it off as a fluke. 

But opening to them. Softening to them. Letting them into your being. 

In the real moments of gratitude, joy, appreciation, reverence, respect, affirmation, abundance, prosperity, bliss, ecstasy, and PLEASURE, becoming the vibration. 

Discovering what it FEELS LIKE for your heart to expand, for your aura to vibrate that high, for the pleasure to wash through every crevice of your being. 

To receive is to surrender to the full spectrum of “positive” emotions that are available to you as a human being. 

What a revelation. It really is simple. 

(And I can walk you through it step-by-step in the MAP Method once you get your map.)

Since that revelation, I’ve coached hundreds, if not thousands, of people through “receiving.” Watching the light bulb go off has been nothing short of miraculous.  

On the personal front, it has been so healing to let go of all of that confusion. 

When I bring something to fruition in my life, I now understand that my work—that completing the cycle of alchemy—is really about being present in my body. I let the emotion move me. 

Every time I remember and practice that, my capacity for more expands. It clears out the “blocks” that prevent me from receiving more love, abundance, and magic. 

And for that, I am eternally grateful.

Affirmations for Human Design Gate 2

Using your Human Design to create affirmations is a powerful way to activate the full potential of your chart. Here are some affirmations for Gate 2:

I trust in the abundance of life.

I choose to receive everything life offers me.

I am a magnet for abundance.

Inside your Human Design Map, you’ll get a full list of empowering beliefs for your type + strategy, authority, profile, and all four gates of your incarnation cross and show you how to go from affirmation to full-on embodiment. In the meantime, be sure to also check out my post on how to make Human Design affirmations work.

Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 2

When you stand in the truth that the gifts of gate 2 are always available to you (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…

What is your relationship with receiving? 

Are you open to actually feeling the feelings of fruition? Why or why not?

What does gratitude feel like in your body? What about Joy? Appreciation? Reverence? Respect? Affirmation? Abundance? Prosperity? Bliss? Ecstasy?

Are you willing to feel even more of those things? Why or why not?

I encourage you to take some time with these questions. Take them out into your world and let their answers reveal themselves to you. Intend for deeper levels of clarity about gate 2. 

And, if you have gate 2 in your Human Design Incarnation Cross, be sure to check out the Human Design Map where I go super deep into each gate of your cross. 

There is so much more where that came from:

If you loved this post, you will love the Human Design Map & Portal where Christie will explain the most important parts of your chart (Type + Strategy, Authority, Profile, and all four gates of your Incarnation Cross). And, you’ll get unlimited access to Q + A with her and her team. Get your map here

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