The Channel of Initiation links the Heart Center to the G Center through the Gate of Shock (51) and the Gate of the Spirit of the Self (25). The Gate of Shock comes from the Heart Center, palpitating and pulsing, thrusting ego and will and stirring up competition in others.
The Gate of the Spirit of Self comes from the G Center, radiating universal love and acceptance from the higher self. The Gate of Shock (51) is arousing, courageous and challenging, it is the energy of transformation and rebirth, similar to the Death card in Tarot. The Gate of the Spirit of the Self (25) is innocent, calming and wise, it is the energy of the universal mother, similar to the High Priestess card in Tarot. When these energies come together they form the Channel of Initiation, a mystical channel that is often referred to as the channel of the Shaman or Priestess.
People with this channel defined will find themselves going back and forth between these two energies. The Gate of Shock (51) providing opportunities to move others out of complacency by being shocking themselves, and encountering shocking experiences of their own throughout their lives. People with the Gate of Shock typically have near death experiences, witness the death of people close to them, or have some tale of survival to tell. These shocking experiences bring them closer to spirit. Each brush with death bringing them closer to God, giving them a new lease on life and a new clarity. The Gate of the Spirit of Self (25) acts as a defibrillator, tending to the broken hearts of those around them through their innate gifts as natural, hands-on healers. People with the Channel of Initiation will find themselves narrowly surviving their own shocking experiences, and acting as balms for the troubled souls around them. The great lesson of this channel is that the Shaman or Priestess cannot heal others until they first learn to heal themselves. Both physically and metaphysically, people with this channel must learn to care for their own hearts. The lesson of the Channel of Initiation is that of self-care. Those with this channel can step into their true power as spiritual warriors once they learn to surrender to their form, and turn their healing hands and their transcendent, accepting love on their own hearts.