Doorway 3: Communication, Siblings & Education

As you step into Doorway 3, you have the benefit of having established a sense of who you are in Doorway 1, and what matters to you, in Doorway 2. Doorway 3 corresponds with Gemini, sign of The Twins, ruled by the Trickster planet, Mercury.

At Doorway 3 you begin to include other people in your equation. Here you learn more about yourself through feedback of the world around you, your immediate environment of siblings, neighbors, and school. You develop your mental attitude, learn to read, write, and communicate with others.

In the Third Doorway, you see that you are part of a bigger world, and in part, your success in the world depends on how proficient and comfortable you are with the themes housed here.

You have a unique way of communication, learning style and mental attitude that affects pretty much everything that happens with you. If you are skilled here, a lot of other things will come to you more easily. Your relationships in this area are casual, day-to-day interactions, with people with whom you are familiar.  If you got along well with siblings and neighbors as a child, you will likely find your adult relationships will follow suit.

Doorway 3 leads to an exploration of personal dynamics and is more about movement and flow than grounding. This is where you begin to share who you are and what you care about.

Quotes

Quotes are a great way to explore your beliefs, thoughts, and impressions. They can expand your perspective and clarify your inklings. Here are some quotes on communication, siblings and education to support you in considering what aspects are ready for an upgrade. You can also use these quotes to do free flow writing and see what arises.

Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Timothy Leary

Real communication happens in silence.

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. Rollo May

Questions

Take a moment to sit with the following questions. You may want to journal on them or have a discussion with a close friend. You can also just sit with the question for a bit and allow your thoughts to arise of their own accord. Sometimes asking a powerful question is enough to create a shift.

  • What have you noticed about your style of communication?
  • How would you describe your relationship with your siblings?
  • When making decisions how do you incorporate the strengths of your intellect and intuition?

Resources

Morning Pages by Julia Cameron.

Learning Style Assessment