This Gate is part of the Channel of Awareness, A Design of the Thinker, linking the Head Center (Gate 61) with the Ajna Center (Gate 24). Gate 61 is part of the Individual (Knowing) Circuit with the keynote of empowerment.
Gate 61 is the pressure to know, to unravel the mystery, and to inspire with unique moments of absolute recognition. This knowing moves us toward deeper levels of self-acceptance where we can embrace what distinguishes us from others. We love to spend time musing, and mentally delving into the unknown. When we 'know' that we have a unique insight, and wait for the right time to express it, we feel liberated. When our knowing inspires, empowers, or mutates others, we feel empowered. Compared to the Collective mind, which is either focused on what happened in the past or predicting what may happen in the future, our Individual mind yearns for silence now, for all the voices and dialogue to stop. If we give in to the intense pressure, and let the unknown haunt us, our inspiration can become confused by delusion, leading to deep uncertainty and anxiety. The secret is to enjoy our thoughts and let our inner knowing, our inner truth, reveal itself in its own unique timing. Without Gate 24 we are not designed to solve the mystery, but simply to enjoy it.
Line 6 - Appeal
Exaltation: The profound attunement to the collectivity that can lure the public to a truth. Inspiration that can bring clarity to the collective.
Detriment: A reliance on shop-worn cliches and slogans that may be new in their level of energy but inevitably fall on deaf ears. The delusion that inspiration can bring clarity to the collective.