Channel of the Brainwave (20-57) Human Design

Channel of the Brainwave (20-57) Human Design

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How to know if you have Channel 20-57 activated in your bodygraph chart

  • Go to and go to “Get Your Chart”.
  • Input your birth details including birth day, birth time, birth location.
    • NOTE – Information in the bodygraph chart is VERY sensitive to birth time so it is important to have an accurate birth time if possible.
  • Look at the Throat and Splenic Energy Centers in the bodygraph chart. If Gate 20 in the Throat Energy Center is connected to Gate 57 with a colored line (not white) this means this channel is activated and the energetics of it are consistently available to you. (see graphic below)

What are the Channels in Human Design?

  • The Channels in a Human Design body graph chart represent the gifts, talents, motivations, energetics or drives that are consistently available to us. If you DO NOT have a channel fully activated or colored it doesn’t mean you never have access to that energy. It just means it’s not a reliable or constant energy in your life.
  • Lastly, it is worth noting that there are MANY layers to all aspects of the chart including the gates. This article is intended to be a high level summary.

How the Channels Can Show Up Energetically in our Life

  • We can use the energy of a channel in a positive or negative way towards ourselves and/ or other people.
  • We may embody the energy with lack and/or fear OR we can embody the energy with truth and abundance.
  • Because of external conditioning we have encountered, we may shy away from the energy and choose NOT to see it as a part of ourselves. We may not want to embrace it and shut it down instead.

What does a Black Line vs. a Red Line vs. a Striped Line Indicate? 

  • Black Lines represent gifts that we are likely more conscious and aware of.
  • Red Lines represent gifts that we are likely less conscious and aware of.
  • Striped (both black and red) lines represent gifts that are both conscious and unconscious.

eBook – The Channels in Human Design

The Channels in Human Design

Channel of the Brainwave (20-57) 

The Channel of the Brainwave (20-57) connects Throat and Splenic Energy Centers

  • For an article dedicated to the Throat energy center  CLICK HERE
  • For an article dedicated to the Splenic Center CLICK HERE

Themes Associated with the Channel of the Brainwave

  • Intuitive awareness that is communicated through the voice
  • Communicating survival intelligence in the present moment.
  • Gate 57 looks to Gate 20 to express its intuitive survival awareness through the voice. Gate 20 looks to Gate 57 for the intuitive survival information that needs to be shared.

High Expression of the Channel of the Brainwave 

  • You have a keen ability to think on your feet and you may speak spontaneously so that you can share intuitive knowledge about the core truths of a situation. If the timing is good, the information you share will be impactful to others around you.
  • It is important for you to be in the present moment because when you are able to do this, you will be connected to your survival instincts.  You are someone who knows what to do without having to think about it.

Challenge Side of the Channel of the Brainwave

  • The energy of this channel is “projected” which means that the timing needs to be right for your message to be well received by other people.
  • You may have a fear of the unknown.  You can overcome this fear by learning to listen to, act on, and trust your intuitive hits completely
  • Struggling to keep your attention on the present moment.

Articles Dedicated to the Gates in this Channel 

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