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 61 – Gene Key 61 – The Divine Door

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 61 is The Gate of Inner Truth. But I call it The Divine Door because its primary action is to discover your inner truth by reveling in the mystery of life. 

About Human Design Gate 61 – Gene Key 61

Archetype Name: The Divine Door

In Action: revel in the mystery or life

Keywords: mystery, seeking, inner Truth, and mysticism

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Official Gate Name: Inner Truth – Mystery

Human Design Definition: The awareness of universal underlying principles. 

Core Theme: knowing something new, understanding the mysteries of life, and knowing the unknowable. 

Bodygraph Center: Head center and connects to the Ajna center via human design gate 24

Tropical Sign: Capricorn

(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 61

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

On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 61 is the energy for inner truth. Gate 61 deeply understands that knowledge and wisdom are two different things. Knowledge happens in the mind. Wisdom happens when knowledge is integrated into the body. It also knows that Truth is subjective and can live with an open heart and mind. 

 On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 61 is the energy for feeling pressured to answer the biggest question of all: Why am I here? It easily gets lost or overwhelmed with the question of why. 

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 61 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 61 is to develop practices that open space to surrender to the mystery of life. 

My Personal Experience with Human Design Gate 61 (Gene Key 61)

Gate 61 has a lot of significance in my life because it is defined in the Unconscious Earth of my incarnation cross

In the Human Design chart, I interpret the Unconscious Earth placement as your unique path to that thing that some call God.

It is a tool for feeling connected to yourself, the people in your life, the collective, and the cosmos. And it provides the spiritual foundation necessary to unlock the expanded consciousness in the other gates of your incarnation cross.

(I’ll explain all four gates of your incarnation cross in the Human Design Map.)

So, my path to “God” is reveling in the mystery of life; in being a contemplative mystic, looking for the golden thread in all things. In doing so, I unlock the full potential of my gifts and purpose. 

And, OMG (no pun intended), what a ride it has been.

I actually have the full channel (61-24) defined in my chart. 

As far back as I can remember, I have felt deeply connected with the mystery of life and the Divinity of everything.

But, I was raised in a religious context that believed there was one, and only one, path to “God.”

I’d sit in church completely confused.

I could feel the Golden Threads of Truth running through the sermons. I’d often get chills or cry.

But the hellfire, damnation, and insistence of unworthiness never resonated with me. Never mind the gossip, bold-faced hypocrisy, and isms as deep as the ocean (racism, sexism, classism, etc.).

My relationship with the “God” of my childhood unraveled very early.

I remember being 18 years old, pissed off at my parents, and yelling that I didn’t believe in God.

In hindsight (and true to gate 24), I can clearly see that it had nothing to do with believing in “God.”

I just didn’t believe in the God they believed in. And I didn’t know that what I believe (about anything, including God) is a choice. I was completely unaware of the free will to select the way we think. 

All of that changed when, through the mystery of Grace, I stumbled onto the work of Richard Rohr.

The first book I read of his was called Falling Upward. And, as they say in the East, a meeting with the Divine and the river changes course.

My interpretation of what he says is this:

When terrible things happen, we try to reconcile those things with the God that we believe in. And if we can’t do that reconciliation, we have two choices.

We can make God “small” by collapsing our definition of it. Or, we can make God “bigger” by expanding our definition of it.

“In order to see God, you have to have special eyes. Otherwise, you cannot bear the shock.” ~ Neem Karoli Baba

The idea that I could make God bigger shocked me; it was the first of many spiritual awakenings.

I saw that when I told my parents that God isn’t real, it was because I had collapsed my definition of God. I hadn’t known I could make my definition of God big enough to hold the trauma I was carrying.

But, in Richard Rohr’s book, I saw I had a choice.

True to the 61-24, from that moment on, I began to revisit my definition of God repeatedly. It became my spiritual practice to make God big enough to hold all my experiences, even the horrible ones.

Since then, I have studied spiritual traditions and beliefs from all over the world. I’ve looked for the Golden Thread that runs through them all, and I opened myself up to more powerful ways of thinking about God.

I’ve resonated most with Hermeticism (aka magick) and traditions from the East. What has been most interesting, though, is that I also really enjoy learning about the different ways people interpret the Bible and seeing those old sermons in a whole new way.

All of these things shape the way I live, the way I write, and the way I teach Human Design through the map + portal

Most importantly, though, I’ve stopped believing that there is only one path to that thing that some call God.

I’ve realized that Truth is subjective and that our inner wisdom is what guides our truth. 

We tend to think of Truth as being objective. But, most of the things we believe are “the truth” are really just thoughts, beliefs, and ideas. They are inherited from our conditioning, rather than chosen on purpose. 

The real good news is that thoughts and beliefs are always optional.

We don’t “have to” believe anything. 

We are all just making it up as we go along.

No one knows for sure. 

A younger version of me would have been terrified at that idea; it gives me so much freedom now.

“What I know

Is that I don’t know.

So I dance, and I sing, and I live full.

I give it all to the call of the unknown.”

Trevor Hall, The Fruitful Darkness, What I Know

I can now play, experiment, and see what resonates. If something doesn’t resonate, I can let it go. And if it does, I can hold it lightly enough to let it go if it starts to feel like I’m collapsing or if it bounds me up in attachments. 

This surrender to “not knowing” is the spiritual underpinning that informs my approach to Human Design. And it is why me and my team are devoted to pointing people back to their inner knowing inside the Human Design Map + Portal

I’m not attached to the idea that there is only one way to use Human Design, that what Ra said was the ultimate Truth, or that you can get it wrong. That feels ways too small for me.

Instead, I choose to believe that my soul is always on the “right” path – even if it looks nothing like my chart. I choose to believe that God is everything – there is nothing that is not Divine. I trust what resonates in my body and lands with holiness. The mystery always plays out perfectly.

And so it is.

Affirmations for Human Design Gate 61

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 61:

I surrender to the Divine Mystery of life.

I am ready to receive Divine Inspiration.

Truth is subjective.

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 61

When you stand in the truth that the gifts of Gate 61 are available to you, whether it’s defined in your chart or not…

What is your relationship with trusting your inner Truth? 

What is your relationship to being open-minded and open-hearted with others trusting their inner Truth? What if their truth doesn’t match yours? 

What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom to you?

Have you surrendered to the great mystery of life? Why or why not?  

If not, do you like your reasons for that? 

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 61. 

And, if you have gate 61 in your Human Design Incarnation Cross, check out the Human Design Map where I go super deep into each cross gate

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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