Human Design Gate 25 – Gene Key 25 – The Loving Soul

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 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

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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 Experience with Human Design Gate 25 (Gene Key 25)

Gate 25 is undefined in my chart. But gate 51, which is the other side of the channel of initiation with gate 25, is defined in my conscious earth. 

Our conscious earth is the energy that keeps us grounded and gives us the foundation necessary to surrender to our soul’s purpose (the conscious sun). 

My conscious sun is in gate 57, meaning my soul’s purpose is to prioritize intuitive clarity above all else. 

And the foundation I need in place to do that is the attitude of awakening that comes from the highest frequency of gate 51. 

(I deep dive into your conscious sun + earth + all 36 channels + more in the Human Design Map.)

Gate 51 is the gate of shock. And that shock can make us bitter, resentful, and unconscious in our lives. 

On the other hand, shock can facilitate opening up to higher planes of consciousness and spiritual awareness. 

But it isn’t the shock itself that does that. 

What cracks our heart wide open is the revelation that Unconditional Love is the very fabric of the Universe. 

So many of us have been conditioned to believe that Love is conditional. We have been taught that we have to jump through hoops to be lovable, worthy, and whole. 

In that conditioning, we forget that we are the Divine Incarnate. We let it slip from our awareness that we are Love in action. We turn our back on the Grace, Compassion, Forgiveness, and Acceptance that is available to us in every moment. 

Even a tiny glimpse of those things can be shocking when we are trapped in the illusion of being separated from the Divine. 

But in those glimpses, we remember. 

We call back the seeds of Truth and we reorient ourselves to the never ending practice of Unconditional Love. For ourselves, for others, for the things that happen, for the state of the world. 

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. 

If you want a guide as you practice Unconditional Love, invite me in the Human Design Map

Affirmations for Human Design Gate 25

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 25:

I love myself and others without conditions.

My heart is open and I thrive.

I move forward by loving and accepting what is.

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 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. 

And, if you have gate 25 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:

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