The Channel Of Struggle (38 – 28)

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Circuit: Knowing
Channel Type: Projected

The Channel of Struggle connects the Root Center to the Spleen Center through the Gate of the Fighter (38) and the Gate of the Player (28). This Channel is about the struggle to find meaning and purpose in life, as well as the ability to find meaning and purpose in life’s struggles.

Gate 28 provides awareness of whether the struggle is appropriate or not and discerns what has value and, therefore, whether it’s worth fighting for. Gate 38 is the pressure to preserve individual integrity and resist or oppose external forces that could distract one from being truly oneself.


The 38-28 Channel brings awareness that elevates Homo sapiens above their primitive ancestors, realizing that life is much more than merely staying alive. Powered by the Adrenaline Energy of the Root Center, it is designed and equipped to seek and find purpose by choosing to engage in what gives meaning to existence, no matter how challenging the struggle may be. Knowing how to fight and which battles to engage in is vital for the process of individuation.


You possess the stubborn determination to forge your path in life even against oppressive forces, discovering meaning and purpose in the struggles you encounter along your unique journey.

There is nothing more satisfying or healthy for you, when correct, than standing resolutely against all odds or risking your sense of security to fight for a cause you feel is worthwhile.

This form of struggle gives your life meaning, and your struggles become examples that prod and empower others, encouraging them to fight with the need to follow their process of individuation and their deep purpose in life.

This is not always comfortable for you or well-received by others, so rather than letting your mind choose your battles, you need to initiate through your Strategy and Authority in the struggles that have value for you.

Internal stress builds up when you cannot adequately explain or live out the struggles you have engaged in, producing an excess of energy in your body. Regular exercise releases this pressure so it can move through you.

This is not only physically healthy for you but also makes clear the crucial connection to your Intuitive Awareness.


The 28-38 Channel is the Mutative Force that inexorably leads identification to its final expression of uniqueness. By stubbornly listening to their awareness in the present moment, those with this Channel bring Mutation in the form of a Change of Direction to the status quo.

It is a struggle to convince people that evolution is an ongoing process and worth fighting for. But the Channel of Struggle is also the Channel of Tenacity, rooted in Adrenaline Energy and the determination to live life identified in its entirety.


– The Ability to preserve personal integrity through opposing negative forces –
Center: Sacral
Quarter: Mutation
Theme: Purpose Fulfilled through Transformation
RAC: Right-Angle Cross of Tension
JC: Juxtaposition Cross of Opposition
LAC: Left-Angle Cross of Individualism

Gate 38 exerts pressure on you and those around you to discover the value of life. There must be a reason to exist, a purpose, and something to love that elevates the struggle beyond mere survival.

Backed by the energy to oppose, you are capable of energetically confronting adversities. You actually enjoy a good fight.

Purpose for you increases when you stand up for those who cannot do it themselves, if it’s correct for you to do so. Others might experience this energy in you as Fierce Independence, highly focused stubbornness to meet a challenge, even death, head-on.

In truth, you are simply searching for a reason to live. Your determination to preserve empowers others to discern for themselves which struggles have value or not.

To know what is worth fighting for and avoid wasting energy on battles that are not right for you, you seek the Awareness Potential of Gate 28.

Since Gate 38 is one of the three gates of deafness that protect your individuality from being influenced by others, you preserve your personal integrity by opposing forces that would compromise you.


– The Fragility of Power and Influence –
Center: Spleen
Quarter: Duality
Theme: Purpose Fulfilled through Bonds
RAC: Right-Angle Cross of the Unexpected
JC: Juxtaposition Cross of Risk 
LAC: Left-Angle Cross of Alignment

The deepest fear of Gate 28 is that life may end before recognizing what makes it worth living or what gives it meaning.

It is a stubbornly focused energy on listening with awareness to best sense which risks will make you feel more alive and lead to the struggles that give purpose to existence.

With your Spleenic Awareness constantly vigilant to danger, you are willing to take risks that others wouldn’t, to play with life and death. Essentially, you will spontaneously encounter and confront your fears of death one at a time.

You have the energy to redirect the self-centered nature of people with the 57-20 Channel, encouraging them to make their intuitive knowledge available to you and others.

Your Awareness helps people with Gate 38 determine who or what they should invest their energy in, allowing them to better assess the healthy and safe factors for anything they believe is worth fighting for.

Without Gate 38, you might succumb to unnecessary pressure to fight, experiencing unnecessary resistance and burnout. You seek people with Gate 38 for clues on what they have discovered to make their struggles in life worthwhile.

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