The official name for Human Design Gate 56 is The Gate of Stimulation. But I call it The Wandering Storyteller because its primary action is to immerse yourself in new places, cultures, or experiences as inspiration for empowering stories.
About Human Design Gate 56 – Gene Key 56
Archetype Name: The Wandering Storyteller
In Action: to tell stories from your many adventures
Keywords: stimulation, telling stories, delight, and personal empowerment
Official Gate Name: Stimulation
Human Design Definition: Stability through movement. The perpetuation of continuity through the linking of short term activity.
Core Theme: Stimulating storytelling.
Bodygraph Center: Throat center and connects to the Ajna center via human design gate 11.
Tropical Sign: Cancer/Leo
(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 56
All energy in the Human Design chart exists on a spectrum of potential.
On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 56 is the energy for telling stories from its many adventures. Gate 56 finds humor, amusement, and delight in all things, even in places others might consider to be dark or cold. It has an inner knowing when it is time to step outside of its comfort zone and when it’s time to tell a better story about life.
On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 56 is the energy for becoming easily distracted with shiny object syndrome, overstimulation, or boredom from insufficient stimulation. It can easily slip into playing the role of victim in life and or being unable to let go of outdated mental stories because it is emotionally attached to them.
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 56 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 56 is to foster great stories with travel, play, and enriching environments.
My Personal Experience with Human Design Gate 56 (Gene Key 56)
Gate 56.3 is defined, in detriment, in my unconscious Venus.
Venus shows us where we find beauty in life both literally and metaphorically. It infuses our values, our relationships, and what creates a sense of awe and wonder with life.
The third line is all about making mistakes, getting it wrong, and trial and error.
And in detriment shows up where we will tend to “default” to the “low” expression of and energy and where we are creating new possibilities.
(You’ll learn about gate nuances inside the Human Design Map portal.)
And, holy shit, this potent combination could not be more true for me.
My conscious Venus is Human Design Gate 43 – which is all about tuning in to the inner voice to create breakthroughs.
To me, one of the most stunning things about life is the breakthrough that happens when we are deeply attuned with our inner wisdom.
Of course, I think part of this is my Human Design Gate 57 (my conscious sun) talking because we can only trust our intuition when we create the space and ability to listen to it.
But, I have endless stories (no pun intended!) of witnessing breakthroughs happen with others as a direct result of going inside themselves. It brings tears to my eyes to watch these moments unfold.
(This is why I love Human Design so much. It is gives us map for our exploration.)
When it comes to my own breakthroughs, though, and opening up to the beauty of them, I can clearly see that I “block” them by telling myself really shitty stories. I make things mean really horrendous things sometimes.
(We all do!)
Those shitty stories close me down; I can’t see the beauty of life when I identify with them. They cloud my ability to listen to my inner voice and close my heart and mind to breakthrough.
And I am reminding myself that a better story is always possible. I trust that I have the capacity to make mistakes in the stories I tell and to pass the wisdom I gather from that onto others.
But, as with everything, awareness is the key. And opening up a new possibility is about owning that I have what it takes to tell a new story.
Yes, by the mystery of Grace, I may often encounter situations where a shitty story will be my first instinct. And I can’t say for sure that I’ll never get caught in one of those shitty stories again. For that matter, I was caught in one on the morning I updated this post.
But, as one of my good friends often says, it isn’t about never again, It is about catching ourselves sooner.
So, for now, I’ll tell the story that I always have the capacity to change the story. Because that is my free will. If you want to learn how to tell a different story about yourself, grab your map and meet me in the portal.
Affirmations for Human Design Gate 56
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 56:
I am a magical storyteller.
The worst thing that can happen is a good story.
I play at the edge of my comfort zone.
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 56
When you stand in the truth that the gifts of Gate 56 are always available to you, (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…
What things enrich your life and bring out your best stories?
What is one of your favorite stories from your life? Why?
Do you have a tendency to tell yourself “negative” stories or play the victim? How might you transform them into something more empowering?
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 56.
And, if you have gate 56 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.