The official name for Human Design Gate 25 is The Gate of The Spirit of the Self. But I call it The Loving Soul because its primary action is to embody unconditional love for yourself and others.
About Human Design Gate 25 – Gene Key 25
Archetype Name: The Loving Soul
In Action: unconditionally love yourself and others
Keywords: Unconditional Love, acceptance, and open hearted living
Official Gate Name: The Spirit of the Self
Human Design Definition: The perfection of action through uncontrived and spontaneous nature.
Core Theme: Unconditional love and retaining innocence despite circumstances.
Bodygraph Center: G center and connects to the Will center via human design gate 51.
Tropical Sign: Pisces
(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 25
All energy in the Human Design chart exists on a spectrum of potential.
On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 25 is the energy for unconditional love. Gate 25 believes that God is unconditional love and that every person on the planet is worthy of it. It knows that love conquers all and that the true path to unconditional love is acceptance of what is.
On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 25 is the energy for judging yourself and others. Gate 25 may experience a lot of self-rejection, self-hatred, and self-loathing and may shut down when trauma leaves an impression of being unworthy of love.
If you don’t like the results that the “negative” side of the spectrum is creating in your life, you can raise the frequency of Gate 25 with a number of boundaries, practices, and tools.
(I cover the practices for the gates of your incarnation cross in the Human Design Map.)
The most important thing to raise the frequency of gate 25 is getting support to help with healing any traumas and practicing something like Metta meditation.
My personal contemplation of Human Design Gate 25 (Gene Key 25)
I don’t have gate 25 defined in my chart but I do have gate 51 (the other side of the 25) in my conscious earth.
Gate 51 is the gate of shock and what I’ve come to understand is that shock awakens us. If we allow it, it opens us up to higher planes of consciousness and spiritual awareness.
And it isn’t the shock itself that does that.
It is the revelation that Unconditional Love is the very fabric of the Universe.
That is why gate 25 and trauma are so connected.
When we are traumatized, on a physical level, our nervous system loses touch with our prefrontal cortex. We go into fight, flight, freezer, or fawn and are relying on our most primitive instincts.
On a spiritual level, though, what is happening is our connection to the Unconditional Love and we forget that we are the Divine, that we are Love, that we are everything.
And we can’t get out of either of those states by fighting reality.
As Byron Katie says, when you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.
And it isn’t exactly easy. If it were easy, everyone would do it, right?
But what I know for sure is that it’s worth it. The ripple effect is worth it. The work of not turning against ourselves, and others, is worth it.
Practicing Unconditional Love, for ourselves and others, is the most potent spiritual practice and healing balm there is.
Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 25
When you stand in the truth that the gifts of gate 25 are always available to you, (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…
Take a moment to drop into a problem you are facing right now. What would true unconditional love do?
What conditions do you place of loving yourself? What if you dropped those conditions and loved for loves sake?
What conditions do you place on loving others? What if you dropped those conditions and loved for loves sake?
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 25.