This Gate is part of the Channel of Surrender, A Design of a Transmitter, linking the Ego Center (Gate 26) to the Splenic Center (Gate 44). Gate 26 is part of the Tribal (Ego) Circuit with the keynote of support.
Gate 26 is where memory is manipulated, or where the past is selectively remembered, in order to persuade or distract us from our fears. The line between the truth and a lie blurs, and potential and possibility are transformed into reality and 'sold' to the public - for a price. Those who carry this gate are natural salespeople who are actually expected to exaggerate, and their innate ability to manipulate memory, coupled with the energy of their ego, is designed to withstand rejection. If we are recognized for these skills, given a job where we can set our own schedule, are sufficiently rewarded materially, and can maintain a healthy balance between rest and work, we are eager to be on the front lines for the Tribe and have the ego to do it. Waiting to be recognized, and only making promises that we can keep, allows us to maintain our influence with others.
Maintaining the integrity of our persuasive powers and keeping the promises we make actually strengthen our ego and our physical heart's health. Without Gate 44's instinctive awareness, it can be difficult to know how, when, and what to effectively transmit.
Line 5 - Adaptability
Exaltation: The understanding of mechanics and the application of energy to achieve maximum potential. The power of memory which maximizes the potential of the ego to attract others.
Detriment: A resistance and dissatisfaction when basic changes to nature are necessary. The resistance of the egoist to adaption.