In the analytical language of Human Design we say that a defined channel is a verb, while an activated gate is simply an adjective. In other words, a defined channel is fixed in its determination to become involved or not as a reaction to what it meets on the outside, but a gate that is ‘hanging’ all alone in any channel is immediately under pressure to identify with what is constantly calling it’s attention from the other gate at the end of the channel. To the point that it naturally develops and addictive reaction towards the potential harmony that it can experience when they meet through the channel.
This addiction to harmony becomes a place of deep distortion and imbalance both in the nature as much as in the perception of the being undergoing this form of stress that we experience as ‘normal’. There is no exception to this rule, and the only place where any gate can find a natural place of balance that does not depend on the harmonic gate at the end of their same channel is in the gate that is it’s natural polarity in the wheel of the Rave Mandala.
Each two gates that form a polarity in the wheel form an axis of complementary attributes that represent half of what becomes an incarnation cross when two of those polarities that are 88º apart from each other meet in juxtaposition as someone’s Design and Personality. In this extraordinary self-study course you can hear and feel Alokanand’s depth in his understanding of the power of gates to become deep hooks for conditioning themes to which we can be deeply attached. And what is best, as he goes through each gate’s potential for distortion he also reveals the beauty and natural balance that becomes possible when the themes of the polarity gate become integrated in their consciousness.