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Human Design Gate 44 – Gene Key 44 – The Pattern Interrupter

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The official name for Human Design Gate 44 is The Gate of Alertness. But I call it The Pattern Interrupter because its primary action is to sense the habitual patterns that need to be broken to create well-being and prosperity. 

About Human Design Gate 44 – Gene Key 44

Archetype Name: The Pattern Interrupter

In Action: to practice forgiveness and learn from mistakes

Keywords: seeing patterns, the past, transformation, and possibility

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Official Gate Name: Alertness

Human Design Definition: The success of any interaction is based on the absence of any preconditions. 

Core Theme: Fear of the past.

Bodygraph Center: Spleen center and connects to the Will center via human design gate 26

Tropical Sign: Scorpio

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

The Energy Spectrum of Human Design Gate 44

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

On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 44 is the energy for practicing forgiveness and and learning from mistakes. 

Gate 44 has a deep and primal knowing that every moment, including memory,  holds the potential for healing and transformation. 

With this knowing, it can guide others to break painful patterns from the past. It uses those patterns as a way to learn, grow, and, most importantly, forgive.  

On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 44 is the energy of being afraid to repeat mistakes from the past and using those mistakes as a “reason” to not move forward. This internal resistance to the mistakes of the past actually prevents the ability to transform, learn, and grow. 

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 44 with a number of boundaries, practices, and tools. 

(I cover the practices for the gates of your incarnation cross in The Human Design Map.) 

But, the most important thing to raise the frequency of gate 44 is to be curious and compassionate about the mistakes you’ve made in the past and see what you can learn from them. And most importantly, do let fears from past mistakes stop you from moving forward. 

My personal contemplation of Human Design Gate 44 (Gene Key 44)

My unconscious north nodes is defined by Gate 44 line 3.  

The unconscious side of our chart is a gateway into healing. Those gates represent the primary “shadow” that “blocks” the highest expression of the conscious side of the chart. 

And our nodes are like containers that we watch our purpose unfolding inside of. Before and after our Uranus Opposition, we can see our purpose unfolding “inside” of the frequency of the gate in the south and nodes, respectively. 

I am just past my Uranus Opposition, which means that the primary “block” to the highest expression of my conscious north node (human design gate 28) is now gate 44. 

And when I look at gate 44 in that context, it is really interesting to me because I’ve recently been noticing how my relationship with making mistakes is changing. And as that happens, I can more easily create “positive” purpose and meaning in my life. 

For much of my life, I made almost everything in life mean that life was meaningless and that I had no purpose. 

My quest for purpose was relentless and I often used my past as a weapon against myself and as proof that something is wrong with me. 

I have also been someone who ruminates in the past and have had paralyzing fears of repeating the same mistakes.

Now, I am seeing more clearly that mistakes really are just a part of life. 

They don’t really mean anything unless we assign them meaning (just like making the “wrong” decisions) and there is actually no reason to revisit the past unless it is for the specific purposes of moving forward. 

What really matters is now and the thoughts, emotions, and actions we are cultivating in the present moment. They are what move us into a brighter, and infinitely abundant, future (human design gate 26). 

And in the cases where revisiting the past is helpful, it must be done with compassion (human design gate 36), forgiveness (human design gate 4), and Grace (human design gate 22). 

These days, I am catching myself when I am falling into old patterns of using my past mistakes against myself. I am cultivating the mindset that everything is happening for my awakening (human design gate 51) and that right now is what matters most. 

I am a fallible human being and that is OK. 

Now is the only moment that matters.

Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 44

When you stand in the truth that the gifts of gate 44 are always available to you (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…

What is your relationship to the past? Do you ruminate there? Or do you use it as fuel for moving forward? 

What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned from past mistakes? 

Have you forgiven yourself for the mistakes of your past? 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 44.

And, if you have gate 44 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.