Session 22

Chaos brings Mutation

Transcending Confusion 



This week, we experience the energy of Gate 3, also known as "Difficulty at the Beginning." Within the Human Design system, this gate represents the fundamental challenge of initiation: transcending confusion and establishing order.

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein beautifully captures the idea that order can come from chaos and that even in difficult situations, there's potential for growth and progress.

Today, we are moving into the 6th line of Gate 3, and that means I am 5.5 days late in getting this lesson done! (I’ve updated that last sentence for the last 3 days! 🙄) Guess what? I’ve experienced lots of “difficulties at the beginning” during the energy this week. So, today, here I am, staring at my screen up against the last opportunity to write this lesson while in the energy of Gate 3. Vote my victory and let’s see what I create from my state of chaos!

The Core Message of Gate 3

  1. Life itself is inherently confusing. This confusion is not the enemy; it's a natural state that precedes mutation and growth.
  2. Our job is not to control the confusion but to allow it to unfold and ultimately lead to a new order.
  3. Mutation is the next step in the process.
  • The Lines of Gate 3:

    1st Line (Synthesis): Embraces the inherent confusion of life and trusts that order will emerge naturally.
  • 2nd Line (Immaturity): Projects confusion outward, seeking guidance from others who may not be equipped to offer it. This can lead to deeper confusion.
  • 3rd Line (Survival): Learns through trial and error, making mistakes and finding what works through experience.
  • 4th Line (Charisma): Attracts guidance from others, but ultimately trusts their own intuition and inner knowing.
  • 5th Line (Victimization): Others may see them as confused, even if they have already found order. They may be susceptible to manipulation.
  • 6th Line (Surrender): Accepts the confusion and trusts the natural ordering process of life. They understand that struggle is futile and surrender to the flow.
  • I do have family and friends who live in a constant state of confusion and frustration, wishing life made sense. I am grateful that I experience life as a roller coaster with dips and highs. I surrender to the mechanics of the ride, as confusion really isn’t a part of my life. I accept that “it is what it is.” This must be the genetic continuity of the line 6. I have 8 line 6s in my chart, and I am a 6/3 profile.  

    Over the last few days, I've had time to let the themes of this gate play around in my head. I came to thoughts of the movie, The Matrix because it portrays how initial confusion sparks the journey of self-discovery, ultimately leading to a break from the old system and the creation of a new order. 

    Neo, starts out completely confused about the nature of reality. He experiences a period of intense disorientation and questioning, much like the initial confusion of Gate 3.  As he learns more and trains with Morpheus (attracting guidance - 4th line), he begins to understand the true nature of the Matrix and his own potential.  Ultimately, he breaks free from the established order and creates a new one (mutation - 3rd line), and we’ll go deeper in the lesson to see how Gate 3 plays out in The Matrix…

"What if I told you that this isn't real?" - Morpheus

This quote perfectly captures the disorientation and confusion that initiates the Gate 3 experience. Neo's entire reality is shaken, throwing him into a state of questioning and doubt, mirroring the initial difficulty of Gate 3.

Some of the questions you'll ponder:

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    What areas of my life currently feel confusing or chaotic?   

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    How can I embrace the confusion instead of resisting it? 

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    What past experiences have helped me navigate confusion effectively?

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    What new order might emerge from this period of confusion?   


Outcomes for Session 22 : Surrendering to Chaos

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Your outcomes by the end of the week:



Am I flexible?



Do I adapt easily and accept outcomes? 



Clearly know that I do not have the answers.

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