The G Center represents identity, love and direction and the higher self. There is a mystical component to the G Center that makes it extraordinary, as it is known as the place where the soul is seated. Biologically the G Center is associated with the liver and the blood.
The G Center is about identity, and as open centers go, the open G Center can be quite challenging. A person with an open G Center has no fixed sense of identity, they blend in or adapt to the people they interact with, and they can be chameleons who fit in anywhere or nowhere. Those with open G Center gain security from a sense of borrowed identity and direction through love. They are always taking in and amplifying the identity of those around them. This open center is one of the easiest ways to receive conditioning or programming. When a child with open G Center has a parent with a defined G Center, it’s very easy for them to become enmeshed with that parent. If that defined parent’s identity is wrapped up in their career, the undefined child will often take on the career of their defined parent- as was the case with Carrie Fisher (open G Center), who became an actress just like her movie star mother Debbie Reynolds (defined G Center). This was also the case with Drew Barrymore (open G) & actress mother Jaid Barrymore. Also the case with Presidents George W Bush (open G Center), and George HW Bush (defined G Center). Mia Farrow and Angelina Jolie (both open G's) became actresses like both of their mothers.
The beauty of the open G Center is that there is a built in response mechanism to it, which is an extreme sensitivity to environment. Children with open G Center have to be in an environment that feels good to them to thrive. If they don’t feel good in their school, their bedroom or their home, it will be very difficult for them to flourish. That built in mechanism of needing to feel good in their environment is actually a sort of mini Not-Self Theme: when an open G Center doesn’t feel good in their environment, it is a signal that something is not right with those around them. Most often it is that they have somehow become enmeshed, or have no boundaries with the people around them.
When an open G Center meets someone with a defined G Center they will begin to take on that identity. The defined G Center thinks, “They’re just like me!” But like all open centers, you have excess (amplified) energy going through a system that is not equipped to carry it. Burnout for the open G Center comes in the form of taking on someone else’s identity to the point of self-erasing. They cannot maintain the excess energy of another’s identity, and they begin to resent the person with a defined G Center because they feel like they are failing at living up to their projection of who they are. What this typically turns into is controlling behavior that is centered around environment, and often food.
When the open G Center is a child, their parents and childcare or school environments force them to eat a certain way, live in a certain place, study certain things. The undefined G Center takes all of that in and amplifies it, and if those parents and teachers are forcing them to eat and behave and learn in different ways, they can’t maintain that energy and be everything to everyone. When there are multiple defined G Centers in their life, they can each feel confused by how the others perceive or expect the open G Center to be, and can then feel the need to defend their projected idea of the open G Center person. They may say things like, "That's not you." or question why the open G Center is acting like someone else, forcing the open G center to feel more and more pressure and inability to live up to all of the identities around them. Open G Centers can be picky eaters for this reason. They feel bulldozed over, and they begin to look for ways to take control back. This is how their sensitivity to environment comes into play.
Open G Centers will take on the lifestyle, and eating habits of whomever they are with. If they are in the “honeymoon” phase of taking on someone’s identity, they will feel great in a restaurant or eating a food that that person introduced them to. As time goes on and they struggle to maintain that projected identity, they become resentful of the defined G Center, and start to find that they no longer feel good in that same restaurant. It’s not the restaurant or the food there- it is the person that introduced them to it. As the open G Center becomes more resentful and feels like they are failing to maintain the projected identity, they begin to try to control eating in the relationship. This can begin with no longer wanting to eat at the former favorite restaurant, then it can be not wanting to go out at all, then it can be not wanting to cook the former favorite food at home, and eventually can be wanting to move to a different house, city or town. The problem of course is that no matter where you go, there you are. Or, there that defined G Center is, pressuring them to maintain that adopted identity.
Open G Centers can be emotional eaters, turning to food that was forbidden them by a defined G Center, or food that they were encouraged to enjoy or rewarded with by a defined parent. If the open G Center also has an open Throat Center, it can be difficult for them to speak up and they will swallow their resentment, until it comes out in unconscious ways- this might be blurting out things, criticisms masked by sarcastic humor, or turning to substances that provide them with the courage to finally “speak their minds.” If they have an open Spleen Center, they can be terrified to leave a defined G Center for fear that they will not survive without them and may consequently become self-destructive. Open G Centers are afraid of change, but their built in mechanism of feeling uncomfortable in their environment is what will ultimately motivate them.
When two open G Centers get together, they can have a strong urge to create a family together. In the cases of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, Mia Farrow & Woody Allen and Jon & Kate Gosselin, the combined open G Centers went to the extreme with having and adopting children. Two open G Centers are typically the divorces that have nasty custody battles- as was the case with all of the above, and also double open G Center couples Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee, Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards, Mel B & Stephen Belafonte and Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry.
When an open G Center takes on a career that becomes their identity, they can become consumed by their work. As the career becomes more and more defining to the open G Center, they can have trouble separating who they are from what they do. As a result, they can become workaholics, and their relationships can suffer. If that career, or their reputation, becomes threatened, their identity is threatened as well, and this is when the open G Center can become self-destructive. Suicides such as Robin Williams, Alexander McQueen, Kurt Cobain, Sylvia Plath, Chris Cornell, Virginia Woolf and Anthony Bourdain all had open G Center, and all had careers that came to define them.
If a parent has an open G Center and the child is defined, the open parent may look to live vicariously through their child, or base their identity solely on being a parent. If the open parent is looking to enmesh with the defined child and meets resistance, they may feel that the child doesn't need or respect them. Open G Center parents may feel unable to live up to their defined child's expectations (or what they may call needs or demands) of them as a parent, and convince themselves that they are failures as parents. They may look to control the child through food, enforcing strict eating guidelines or monitoring their food intake. They may also look to control through the home environment, being strict about forcing the child to clean up, or constantly telling the child that they need to learn to respect their things.
The open G Center, like all open centers, is about learning to set boundaries. Those with open G Centers have to rely on their Strategy & Authority to be sure that they are entering into the correct relationships. Once they are in a relationship, continuing to follow Strategy & Authority when they are faced with doing or living the way that a defined partner does will guide them to what parts they should adopt, and what parts they can set boundaries around. Parents of children with open G Centers can help their children tremendously by identifying early on things that are genuine, independent interests of their child, and encouraging them to follow their passions, preferences and to set boundaries with their social circle. Open G Center kids are always going to be influenced by their friends and peers, but parents can help them to set boundaries by talking with them about what feels good about a person that is influencing them, and what doesn’t.
The open G Center, at its highest expression, provides opportunities to receive guidance, and to sample many different ways of living. If those with open G Center can learn to set boundaries and not lose themselves in the identity of those around them, they can collect many different, varied interests that allow them to build their own, unique identity.