How Learning Human Design Can Help You Live Your Best Life!
I don’t often write about spirituality or my religious beliefs as my heart and my mind are open to so much more than one practice. I love yoga, meditation, slow body movement, high impact training, and in my teens and early twenties I’ve been to a handful of Sunday sessions at church with dear friends. I’m all over the spectrum.
Lately, I’ve been practicing Kundalini, subconscious reprogramming, reading books about talking with spirit guides, and I feel more connected with my heart than ever.
But one system and practice has been overwhelmingly beautiful and eye-opening.
Enter Human Design. Human Design has opened me to a way of living that isn’t necessarily new, but what feels like is authentically me. And over the last six months, I’ve seen a shift in my life that I never thought was imaginable and I’ve become MORE spiritual.
Here’s my experience with human design.
What is Human Design?
Human design is a beautiful mix of Astrology, the Iching, Kabala and a lot of other amazing teachings. But in its essence it says “Our Design reveals the way we came to live our own Heaven on Earth. Before our soul comes down, it chooses the exact gifts and purpose it wants to share in this lifetime. Then of course, we temporarily forget the details of this mission when we land here, because the whole point of this journey is to remember who we really are (aka the Divine in human form).“ Jenna Zoe
pulling your chart
To pull your human design chart go to Mybodygraph.com. When you select sign up, you’ll be asked to enter your birth country, birth city, birth state(province) and your birth time in military hours.
(sorry for those of you who don’t know what time you were born, it’s a big part of the process).
From there you will get redirected to a page, with YOUR human design chart.
This page is the Talking BodyGraph. Feel free to listen to the audio attached to this, but I like to select the tab on top left called myBodyGraphs. (if you’re on a phone, go to the menu in the top right, and select myBodyGraphs).
You will get a chart that looks like the one below with more information listed on the right. (This is my chart! And I think it’s absolutely stunning! haha.) If you click on any part of the body graph or any links in the information center more details about your design will be revealed.
Reading your results
Your results will lead you to five different types (do yourself a favor and don’t get caught up in the normalized definitions of each word especially Manifestor).
Manifesting Generator (MGs)
Manifestors, Generators, and MGs are energy types, and Projectors and Reflectors are non-energy types.
Each type has its own strategy, which if it’s followed correctly can create flow in your life. When you are out of flow, you will see something called a Not-Self Theme that basically tells you how you feel if you’re not living to your design, but when you are living your design you will feel your signature.
In my chart, when I’m in living in my design, my signature is Satisfaction. When I’m out of alignment with my design I feel Frustration. BOY IS THAT TRUE!!
The next important factor in your chart is your Authority. Our authority determines how we should be making decisions in our lives. There are seven authorities
From Inside the body
From outside the body
Your authority is the language that your body uses to communicate. Which is wild in our society, because we all believe that we must make all decisions from the mind. But what I love about HD, is that it’s actually all sensory and nothing is from the mind. In fact, our mind is a tool that we can use to evaluate and research, but our body (and some outside factors) tell us what signals we should listen to. (ahhh-mazing).
My authority is Emotional/Solar Plexus. This means, I must experience/feel the highs and lows of making a decision, and once my emotional wave ends, I will be able to make a decision.
“There are 12 Profiles in the Human Design system, which can be regarded as a basic character pattern that frames a person’s life. The Profile indicates the purpose and theme in life and is directly related the incarnation in this life.” Human Design
This is your life’s purpose! “The Incarnation Cross, in combination with the Profile, is what ultimately defines our purpose on Earth. There are 192 basic Incarnation Crosses in the Human Design System, each derived from a combination of the themes of our Sun and Earth positions. Together, they form the whole of our human experience.
Your Incarnation Cross is something that will slowly emerge over time as you live in unison with your individualized nature, and culminates in the full expression of your potential. It usually comes into play around the Uranus opposition, age 38-42, when you have planted a solid foundation and have a clear direction. It is in that sense the essence of your purpose through which you can leave your mark on the world.” Jovian Archive
Before we get into how my life has changed in the most beautiful and positive way… I want to talk about our centers. There are nine centers, (seven are exactly the same as the chakras), but as our souls and bodies have evolved, two more centers were created to deal with society today.
Each center represents apart of your personality/subconscious.
Head: Inspiration, Mental Pressure, Doubt, Confusion, and Questions
Ajna: Thoughts, Answers, Opinions, Insights, Ideas, and Conceptualizing
Throat: Communication, Manifestation, Materialization, Contact with the Exterior Worlds, Outlet for Energy and Expression, Speaking and Doing
G: Identity, Love, and Direction
Heart: Willpower, Egoism and the Material World, and Self Worth
Sacral: Vital Energy, Life Force, Generator Motor, Response, Availability, Sexuality (and Fertility)
Solar Plexus: Emotional and Nervous System, Emotional Wave, Moods, Feelings, Emotions, Desires, Passion, Romance, Sex drive, and Food
Spleen: Basic (Natural) Fears, Well-Being, Immune System, Intuition, Instincts, Survival
Root: Drive, Ambition, Stress, Adrenaline, Worry and potential Depression
The colored centers are called defined and means the energy is consistent, and the white centers are where you’re susceptible to taking on energy from the outside world aka learned conditioning.
And then there are the gates and channels. The gates are the numbers within each center and the channels are the lines between the centers that connect to them.
Gates that are connected to a white/open center are called active gates. They “turn on” like a light switch, when you are around someone with that defined center.
The black blocks on the right represent your conscious mind/personality that you are most likely aware of. The red blocks are your design, that you’re unlikely to be aware of. Each block is aligned to an astrology sign/planet, which is connected to a gate/channel in your personality and design.
how my life has changed with learning my human design
FYI, I only scratched the surface of Human Design. This is a super complex system, but If you’re still with me, I’d be happy to get into how my life is changed. Are you ready?
I’m a 4/1 Emotional Manifesting Generator
I spewed out a whole bunch of words, but they mean so much!!
Contrary to what the world/society believes, Manifesting Generators can multi task and have many interests. We are perceived to be scattered brain or not focused enough, but that is where our beauty lies.
following my light
My job in the world is to continue to find what lights me up. And as soon as something stops igniting that flame I need to let it go- no wonder I love decluttering. Which is incredibly difficult in our society. But our energy in finding things that spark our joy is intoxicating to others around me, which may potentially inspire non-MGs to follow their light . Gahhhh I’m just like your favorite glass of wine.
True definition of a Manifest generator
Every day you constantly react to life, to the weather outside the window or a random question, to food or a desire to go to the shower when listening to your favorite music or doing work that is giving you a high. Then life flows easily, events happen and the right people meet, to live your life this way day by day is not mystic, but what is available to you every second if you listen to yourself. Inside your body there is a source of energy that reacts with sounds, lowing, croaking or roaring, resistance, when you sigh heavily while doing what you do not like. Even the sound of your own breath can show you where your energy flows.
Tuning in with your sacral will give you a life full of inexhaustible satisfaction, no matter how difficult and hard it may be, because it is yours, real and so alive. You know that you can act independently and you have enough energy to realize your goals. Patience is a real challenge for you. If you learn to listen to your sacral sounds - wait for a response, periods of jamming will completely disappear from your life, since you yourself can start the process again and continue it.
using my strategy & authority
Because my Sacral is connected to my throat, I am more Manifestor. Which adds another step to my strategy.
Step 1: Strategy - Responding to life/environment
Like the generator, my strategy is to respond to life. My response to life will activate my sacral giving me a feeling of yes or no that sounds like “Ahuh” for yes or “un-uh” for no. I may also shake my head up and down for yes or side to side for now.
For example, I see a concert with all of my favorite bands, and I am excited! That excitement inside me is my authority telling me it’s time to respond aka make a decision about it. Do I want to go to the concert or not?
Step 2: using my authority: riding the emotional wave
If i was NOT an emotional, i would ask my sacral “should i buy tickets?” and my sacral will respond “Ahuh” or “Un-uh.”
BUT I’m an emotional, before my sacral can make that yes/no sound, I must experience both the Highs and Lows of wanting to go. This is all a feeling, it has nothing to do with my mind and it’s likely to take up to 24 hours. Once my wave is done crashing between the ups and down, and i’m cruising to the shore, I’ll be in a state to make a decision.
I ask my sacral, “do I buy tickets?” and it’s either a yes or no. Obviously my sacral screams “YES! Buy those tickets”
Step 3: Informing
The green light from my sacral now allows me to inform as I’m more of a manifestor-manifesting generator (aka my sacral is connected to my throat via the colored 20/34 channel). Which means, I can tell people about that concert and let them know I’m going. Because my energy is all high vibe and I responded to life correctly using my authority correctly, my friends are likely to pull the trigger too.
This is actually a true story. Watch out Just Like Heaven Fest!!
learning to let go
First off, my entire life, I’ve been able to multitask like a mother. I can do so many things at once, and do them well. But often find myself coming to despair when i force myself to continue TO DO even if that spark has fizzled out like a firecracker that never reached its full potential. It kinda just shoots up, makes a sound, and then you see it’s sad remnants fall out of the sky.
And now that I’ve been experimenting with my strategy, holy shit! Like Ho-ly Shit! My life is changing and blossoming into something beautiful.
When I lived out my design (and let’s be honest, it’s going to take forever to remove the social, family, cultural conditioning), I felt so much FRUSTRATION. This is the feeling of the not-self for MGs and Generators. And that’s exactly the word I use when I’m out of alignment with my heart and soul.
However, when I do follow my design, I allow the universe to bring things on my path so I can use my strategy, then I wait for the emotional wave to pass and then I inform the people around me. WOW.
It’s like the world shifts. Mountains are moving, and rivers stopping to make whatever I need come true so I can feel complete Satisfaction. WOWWY!! It’s a pure satisfaction, like when air reaches your lungs, your mind has crystal clear clarity, and you know you are at peace with the world. Simply beautiful.
Frustration with the open centers
I notice whenever I am feeling frustration it usually has to do with my open centers: Head, Ajna, Spleen, and Root. Your open centers are the areas where you are open to conditioning by the world you grew up in - from your family, friends, school, every-thing!!!
I’m only going to focus on the head and Ajna because I’ve always felt like I need to know everything and care about all the details. Although I’m a details person, the pressure to be right and to know everything weighed heavy on my heart, body and soul.
And then I read, when you have an open head and an open ajna, your mantra should be: “I don’t know, and I don’t care.” That one statement freed me. I felt like an eagle soaring through the sky because I no longer was trapped in a cage.
To be honest, I’ve never been great with “smart” details. Facts leave me as fast as I hear them, but when i’m truly intrigued by them like Human Design, they stay forever. Again just another property of an MG. But I’m fine with not knowing all the details cuz like science. 🤣
We can all manifest - the Variables
If you are discovering human design via Lacy Philips and ToBeMagnetic.com, you may want to know what type of manifestor you are.
As you know the word to Manifest, is to create something into reality. Then there’s the Manifestor Type in HD, which get their name from being able to create and make something happen out of informing the world. IE Start wars.
However, the act of manifestation is available to everyone. And there are two ways to manifest:
1) Specifically - write a list with exact details of what you want the universe to bring you.
IE if you want gold hoop earrings, you describe the size, karat, design-everything.
2) Passively - write down what you want the universe to bring you - no details - and then leave it be.
IE back to those perfect pair of gold hoop earrings, rest assure that the universe will somehow find a way to introduce them to you. But don’t describe them, so just ask the universe to bring you earrings. It may turn out that golden studs may be just exactly what you need!!
To tell what type of manifestor you are, you look at the four arrows that surround your head. The bottom right black arrow determines your manifestation type. If it points left, you are specific, if your arrow points right you (like in this image) you are a passive manifestor.
I am a passive manifestor, so I ask the universe to bring me whatever I need in all aspects of my life. 🥰
The last bit, is my profile type. There are six different lines that are called hexagrams, and two together are called your profile. You can see your profile as the small numbers in the first black and red boxes on either side of the head. You always lead with the black - so as you can see my profile is 4/1.
4/1 have no karma. We are truly meant to be happy.
So, I’m just going to follow my light and let my life unfold - my life. my rules. No apologies for being who I am authentically.
With that said, it’s vital for all of us to decondition. IE get back to our authentic selves, to feel worthy of everything beautiful you desire on this planet while you’re on this planet. To know that the universe/god wants to see you flourish and will support you in fulfilling that dream.
How to decondition
journal when you are feeling triggered
meditate and reprogram any subconscious beliefs that make you feel less than/unworthy
make self care a priority
My favorite tools to support my growth because, let’s be honest it’s pretty messy to unlearn everything you’ve been told but necessary to evolve into your true self.
What human design means.
I know I just hit a lot of info at you at once. which is why i want to tell you how big of an impact this knowledge has made in my life.
we are all unique
we are all perfect and it’s our life’s journey to reconnect with our authentic selves so we can fulfill our purpose and be happy!
there is no bad/good - only an opportunity to grow
we are truly supported by the universe/god (whatever word you use to connect to the higher power)
stay out of my mind and in my body
my mind does not decide
let go even when I’ve put so much into learning or building (there is always more waiting)
my fears only exist if I let them.
And most importantly don’t let the world tell you who you are. Everything is already inside of you to flourish and blossom exactly how you are meant to.
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