Journey through the Centers of the Human Design BodyGraph - Part 4 - The Solar Plexus Center

Let's continue our Journey through the Centers of the Human Design Bodygraph with your mutating Solar Plexus Center. If colored in (defined), the Solar Plexus is automatically your Authority for decision-making. Neither a simple nor easy Authority, definition of this emotional center calls for discipline and patience. Waiting out deep uncertainties and emotional inconsistencies until you are as clear as possible (when there is no emotional charge around a decision) before moving forward is correct for you.

 

Your emotional system is home to the delights of feelings, sensitivity, desires, passion, romance, the drive for sex, food and spirit consciousness. This potent center produces a biochemical fluctuation of emotion over time, which can affect the functioning of its associated biology; your nervous system, lungs, kidneys, pancreas and prostate gland.

 

Your Solar Plexus is a truly powerful motor (your Root, Sacral, and Ego Centers are also motors) often causing a constant rising and falling of emotions. Operating in a wave frequency determined by the channels linking to nearby centers, you see and feel from the perspective of where you are on the emotional "wave". Ranging from the highest of hopes (where everything looks rosy) to the deepest pain imaginable (where nothing looks good) means experiencing, accepting and transcending emotions takes time.

 

Your Solar Plexus is the only center in your bodygraph operating as both a motor and a so-called awareness center (the Ajna and Splenic being your other awareness centers). It is an emerging awareness, dominated by its motor function; undergoing a several thousand-year transformation culminating in 2027. Our Solar Plexus Center is developing the awareness of experiencing ourselves as a single entity or "oneness". 

 

Whether your Solar Plexus Center has consistent energy present (defined) or not (undefined), its activated gates can bring emotional uncertainty or nervousness - fears regarding personal interactions. Following your Strategy and Authority while learning the mechanics of your Solar Plexus and honoring your body's constantly changing chemistry can bring about an invaluable understanding. This understanding allows you to come to accept the feelings, needs and desires of both yourself and others with compassion.

 

And this compassion is crucial. With half of humanity deciding rashly in very high or low moments while the rest amplify emotional energy and over-react or develop adaptive strategies in the attempt to avoid pain, emotions color our world.

 

Spontaneous emotional decisions bear a heavy price. The complex interaction between a defined and undefined Solar Plexus can cause a powerfully distorted emotional wave, often medicated and misunderstood, with the risk of developing manipulative or passive-aggressive behaviors.

 

Your Strategy and Authority aligns you to develop a healthy relationship with emotions, presenting opportunities to experience the full range of feelings life has to offer. Society continues the myth that we need to be happy all the time and when we are not, something is wrong, or wrong with us.

 

Whether you have a defined Solar Plexus or not, the depth of emotions you feel are beautiful when allowed, experienced, and released. The key is not to identify with these emotions, nor judge them as good or bad, right or wrong. These waves are an expression of bodygraph mechanics, a potential expression of awareness, and they are nothing to be ashamed of.

 

As you read about the gates below, have your Human Design Chart handy to take special note of the ones you have defined.

 

The Source of the Solar Plexus' Waves of Emotions

Three distinctly different emotional wave patterns (Tribal, Individual, and Collective) are established by Gate 6 via the Solar Plexus center's Tribal (support) relationship with the Sacral Center through the Channel of Mating. Depending on the definition at play in relationship to the experiences that you are processing, you may feel one or any combination of these emotional streams from the gates below.

The Gate of Friction

The enormous power of the motor that generates six different wave frequencies of the Solar Plexus lies in Gate 6, "Conflict." If defined, this gate dominates your aura and others because the power of this motor stimulates growth or decay, depending on the resonance of those it comes into contact with. Gate 6 contains our biological law that life needs friction or there's no reproduction. Governing our emotional PH, Gate 6 fuses sensitivity to needs, passion and moods, desire and feelings, generating a wave causing you to be discriminating emotionally and sexually.

 

With Gate 6 defined, your emotional wave feels very stable, and you are here to learn about the flood of emotions the Solar Plexus brings. This energy is described as the hope to pain wave defining the fear of intimacy, experienced as nervousness about being open to others and awareness of whether to bond or not.

 

Streams of Potential Awareness rooted in Gate 6

Remaining gates of the Solar Plexus resonate to the nature of its wave rooted in the 6th gate and described in the potential awareness streams below. All waves have two sides. The deeply negative, painful side experienced when living as not-self, or it's true potential; which happens when you use the wave as an indicator for clarity in decision-making. Decisions made from a place of clarity puts a very different vibration out into the world than when you are in a state of pain or chaos.

 

Tribal Awareness

Tribal needs drive the stream of awareness moving through the Solar Plexus center from gate 19 in the Root to gate 40 in the Heart Center, a wave that causes us to bind and stick together. Definition in this Tribal stream creates a "ratchet" wave: a slow buildup of tension. There is a back and forth escalating progression or cranking up of the emotions over time until the point where tension releases - where there is either clarity or explosion.

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The Gate of Principals

A ratchet wave that accepts or rejects principals based on the needs of the Tribe defines via Gate 49, "Revolution." This gate establishes who gets what and who to obey in regards to resources. Nervousness about rejection, unpredictability and consequences along with fear of nature characterize this gate. The awareness of what, when and how to get and make food available and what is needed or not to support the tribe can potentially be found in people with Gate 49 activated.

 

The Gate of Friendship

A ratchet wave based on the bargain regarding resources and principals of the Tribe defines via Gate 37, "The Family." This deeply social gate of friendship and family; of affection, touching and hugging, has a price - whatever the bargain is in regards to resources. Nervousness about possibly having to take on traditional roles in life or even fear of tradition is found here. The awareness of who will and who won't provide what the Tribe needs can potentially be found in people with Gate 37 activated.

 

 

Individual Awareness

Individual passion drives the deeply mutative stream of awareness moving through the Solar Plexus Center from gate 39 in the Root to the Throat Center's gate 12, a wave that causes you to be moody or not. Healthy emotional definition in this stream is on a consistently even plane most of the time, with "spikes" of emotion shooting up or down, affecting the level of the even plane of emotions.

 

Melancholy beats in people with this wave; between the pulses of emotion is when mutation happens. Knowing when to be alone with your creative inspiration, and that with this wave, you just don't know until you know, can help to ease the melancholic spikes.

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The Gate of Spirit

Of enormous importance to humanity as a whole and the individual who carries it, the strongly mutative Gate 55, "Abundance" is the most volatile of all emotional gates. Showing the highest and deepest levels of emotion or the intense lack of emotion is possible because of this gate's intense frequency pulse. When activated, it can cause deep and personal moodiness, causing a nervousness arising from not knowing what or who to be passionate about, and a fear of emptiness.

 

The awareness potential of provocation (am I being provoked or not, and do I like it?) and the mood to eat lies within this gate. With this gate activated is important not to make love, work or especially eat unless you are in the mood in order to protect your health and avoid suffering in your spike wave.

 

The Gate of Openness

The 22nd Gate, "Grace" pulses with a special empowerment- the power to pay attention, and gets others to pay attention to you. If you have this deeply mutative gate activated, there's the possibility you can provoke openness to being social.

 

Uncertainty that anyone will listen or that there is something worthwhile to listen to, and the fear of silence lies within this gate. The awareness possibility is the openness to eating; when you're in the mood, speaking to people while you are eating is very good for individuals.

 

 

Collective Awareness

Desire drives the pressurized stream of awareness moving through the Solar Plexus Center from gate 41 in the Root to the Throat Center's gate 35; a stream also known as the human experiential way. This way is not about the expected results that so many make it out it be - it is about the experiences themselves.

 

Chemistry in this stream creates an emotional wave that turns on, rising to high peaks, then off; often crashing with unmet expectations. This Abstract or Crash wave is simply a fact of life as we know it because things never turn out how or become what you think they are going to be.

 

When you are operating correctly, the crash wave is acceptable because it's the journey that is the story, not the goal, because the goal doesn't exist - the goal is an illusion of your mind's expectations. It is especially important if you have this wave frequency to be correct so that your experiences can be learned from and shared. Note that sexuality is a fundamental drive for this stream.

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Human Design System Solar Plexus Collective Awareness

 

The Gate of the Feelings

Also known as the Gate of the Fates, Gate 30, "The Clinging Fire" creates a powerful crash wave fueled by emotional desires to feel things deeply. Longing for an experience fueled by fantasies of what the experience may bring define in this gate. Its potential is the awareness to recognize a feeling or not, and the capacity to recognize the feeling to eat or drink.

 

Fear of the Fates and anxiety about what may or may not happen lies within this gate. With this gate activated, to remember to enter into things with clarity and only for the experience, releasing expectations, and surrendering to your fate. When you operate correctly, you "no longer suffer at the hands of the fates - they become your allies."

 

The Gate of Crisis

Creating an emotional crash wave like nothing else, the most powerful emotional energy releaser we have is Gate 36, "The Darkening of the Light." Driven to turn inexperience into experience, a readiness for sharing and growing through profound emotional challenges along with the emotional power to penetrate the surface of new experiences characterizes those with this gate. When this gate is activated you must have the new experience; and with inexperience comes a crisis, large or small, as mistakes just happen when you've never tried something before.

 

Nervousness nervousness about one's sexual or emotional adequacy and fears of inadequacy lie in this gate. The awareness possibility is the "hunger wave of hope and pain". The key to remember about having this gate is that this desire for new experiences is strictly impersonal, and you are here to share experiences with the right people correctly.

 

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Defined Solar Plexus - Emotional Authority

If your Solar Plexus is defined, the emotional frequencies of your defined gates above are hardwired into how you consistently experience your life. Remember to wait out your waves of emotions for decision-making as you have your unique time-frequency. It is not about explaining or controlling your emotions. Release your emotions when and how it feels correct for you; otherwise chaos ensues.

 

There is "no truth in the now" for you as an emotional being - you are designed to explore and feel things more than others, taking in experiences deeply over time. You simply cannot be in a hurry to make decisions, as you are here to come to profound decisions.

 

A good rule is to always at least "sleep on it." Be hard to get when it comes to committing your energy to experiences. Correct decisions come from a sense of emotional (not mental) clarity over time.

 

What matters is your awareness and cultivation of what it feels like to operate correctly. Learning the lessons and experiencing what patience brings allows you to revel in the rewards of being emotional.

 

Questions for Inquiry: How do your emotions affect your decision-making process? Do you recognize the emotional wave(s) in your life that are yours? Do you know the importance of being alone when low in your wave, especially when living with those who have an undefined Solar Plexus?

 

 

 

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The Undefined or Open Solar Plexus Center

If your Solar Plexus is undefined, your gates above describe ways you are designed to experience emotions when encountering transits or other people.

 

If you are completely open (no dormant gates) emotionally, you have a flexibility in experiencing emotional energy, which may cause confusion about how to interpret what you are feeling. You may not know what or who to desire, when sensitivity or passion is appropriate, or how to recognize and deal with other's moods or needs. You can experience emotions in their purity.

 

Undefined or Open, keep in mind that you can magnify emotions and that you absolutely need to spend alone time every day to release the emotional conditioning you receive from others. In any case, it is paramount to remember: never make emotional decisions. You are not designed to carry the burden of blame or shame that emotional decisions can bring.

 

Because of the amplification of emotion you can experience, emotional confrontation can be dreadful! Use your Strategy and Authority to guide you in confrontations which are correct for you.

 

Your potential gift is developing wisdom about the full range of emotions possible, knowing how to enjoy feelings and how to let them flow through you without attachment.

 

Questions for Inquiry: Have you noticed you can be vulnerable to amplifying emotions of others and the conditioning response (avoiding confrontation or truth) that brings you? What examples of the thoughts below, which may come up on behalf of your deeply conditioned mind, do you recognize in you?

 

I don't want to go there (or say that) because I don't want to deal with the confrontation.
I can't say that because it might upset that person or hurt someone's feelings.
I'll say it like this to soften the blow.
I'm going to be really nice and smile a lot, so they like me.
There is no point in going there because I might be rejected and disappointed.
I'm afraid it won't work out so why bother; it's not worth it.

 

Solar Plexus defined or not, you are not the waves of emotions you experience. You are "the passenger in the vehicle" riding those waves, observing them and the full range of changing perspectives emotions bring. Learning how to surf your emotional highs and lows without trying to change them allows you to get to know what is "normal" for you as you experiment with your Strategy and Authority. With time, you can watch as your awareness shifts to include deep inner tranquility no matter the emotional weather patterns expressed on the surface of your or anyone else's illusion of reality.

 

Human Design can guide you through the illusions created by the conditioned mind. Would you like to share any of your Solar Plexus Center epiphanies or feedback with me? You’re invited to ask questions as well. 

 

By Laveena Lovick

A version of this article was originally written for JovianArchive.com. Reposted with permission. 

Journey through the Centers of the Human Design BodyGraph - Part 3 - The Root Center

Let's continue our Journey through the Centers of the Human Design Bodygraph with your extraordinary Root Center. This center carries a profound initiating quality that fuels the pressure driving your physical life processes. Responsible for energizing your body through your adrenal system, your Root Center initiates being, providing the powerful energy that demands we live a physical life and evolve.

 

Your Root Center is both a pressure center and a motor - as opposed to the only other source of pressure, your Head Center. We humans live in a 'pressure sandwich', amplified if you have these centers undefined. Note that neither center has direct access to your Throat Center, and your Root is the only motor in your bodygraph without direct access to expression and manifestation.

 

Originating energy for nine channels leading to the nearby Sacral, Splenic, and Solar Plexus Centers, your Root creates the frequencies through which you biologically operate, producing hormones that get and keep you moving through life.

 

Whether your Root Center has consistent energy present (defined) or not (undefined), these gates describe the mechanics of the nine essential ways our bodies operate. If your Root Center defines by connecting to a nearby center, you have a particular, fixed way of dealing with stress according to your unique genetic imprinting via the Neutrinos. If your Root Center is undefined, your way of dealing with stress is flexible, and you may tend to amplify pressure, continually rushing to get rid of it.

 

Either way, following your Strategy and Authority aligns you to the perfection of your Root's process and can help you keep your balance despite the stresses in your world. Take a look at your bodygraph as you read the gates below and take special note of the gates you have defined - these are pressures in you that must be fulfilled, and can only be fulfilled when you are operating correctly.

 

The Root Center and its Relationships

Root Center Gates to Sacral Center

The relationship between your Root and Sacral Center is perhaps one of the most extraordinary that exists within your bodygraph. The root center is the essence of all of our genetic possibilities, which emerge through the Sacral. The potential of what generated life can be is sourced from your Root Center, making up the frequencies of our world.

 

Pressures from your Root Center meeting the immense power of your Sacral Center are given a special name; the format energies. Originating these three distinctly unique frequencies, your Root pressures various elements of the bodygraph with a basic structure of operation. These formats are the main energy source for our Collective and Individual knowing processes in life.

 

The Gate of Beginnings

Root pressure to begin or start new things defines via Gate 53, “Development.” This gate formats energy into a cyclical frequency of experiential beginnings, middles, and ends. Bringing the pressure to complete, this is the most stressful of all gates. Depression can occur when you don't have freedom to begin a process so that you can complete it.

 

The Gate of Acceptance

The pulsation of 'there or not' pressure to mutate and to transcend limitation defines via Gate 60, “Limitation.” This gate formats all Individual circuitry in your bodygraph - the Knowing and Centering Circuits - through a restrained fuel quality that pulses an energy frequency carrying the possibility of mutation and melancholy; a mechanical moodiness of both happy and sad. When you feel limited and there's nothing new to know depression can hit.

 

The Gate of Inaction

The pressure to focus your energy and concentrate defines via Gate 52 - “Keeping Still / Mountain.” This gate formats all logical circuitry in your bodygraph - the Understanding Circuit of the Collective - into a logical, detailed and organized, fixed pattern frequency through a passive fuel quality that is not about stress, but about tension. When you don't have the right thing to focus on, depression can be the result.

 

Any conscious or unconscious definition in these format channels, whether a gate or channel, deeply influences the way your design operates. This energy frequency can also influence the people that come into aura contact with you.

Root Center Gates to Splenic Center

Between your Root Center and Splenic Center are three channels that initiate existential awareness, survival consciousness and the joy of being alive. Your Root Center fuels the Splenic Center with enormous energy for logical judgmentalism, individual intuition, and tribal instinct to maintain your physical well-being.

 

The Gate of Vitality

The pressure to correct and perfect life, to make things better defines via Gate 58, "The Joyous," the Gate of Vitality. This life force focused on providing logical energy for experimentation is essentially the love of life, fueling our awareness of recognizing patterns that need perfecting or not, and the fear of self-judgement or the judgment of others. It is a highly specialized energy dedicated to a logical experimentation and sharing to ensure a safe future for humanity.

 

The Gate of the Fighter

The pulsing pressure to find or struggle for purpose in life comes from your Root Center through Gate 38, "Opposition." This individual, mutative energy to struggle for purpose fuels the fear of purposelessness in life or that life has no purpose unless you take risks. This inherent energy of struggle for individual integrity and purpose empowers you to lock in on the one risk worth fighting for and developing your intuitive processes.

 

The Gate of Drive 

The pressure to achieve, to rise up, to transform comes through Gate 54, "The Marrying Maiden." Laden with incredible potential, this powerful tribal energy brings the drive to succeed, fueling instinctive awareness of what can be transformed or not and the fear of failure. This gate brings the realization that true spirituality is lived out on the mundane plane.

 

These gates originating from your Root Center are of enormous importance to your well-being, providing pressure to grasp the beauty of your process and fueling the survival-based fears of the Splenic Center. Those with definition between these two centers especially need regular physical activity in order to stay healthy.

Root Center Gates to Solar Plexus

Pressuring the most important mutation in our history, your Root Center brings the energy that fuels emotional awareness and relational intelligence expressed in your Solar Plexus. With definition of these channels, you experience a fixed way of dealing with tribal relationships, individual emotional stress and collective desire to share new experiences.

 

The Gate of Wanting

Pressure to be sensitive to basic needs comes through Gate 19, "Approach," the Gate of Wanting. Driving us have the necessary resources, Gate 19 pressures us with accepting or rejecting principles based on whether it supports the continuity of the tribe, and fuels nervousness about rejection, unpredictability, and consequences. Providing the powerful energy for supporting having enough resources, this gate recognizes everything is interrelated.

 

The Gate of Provocation 

Pressure find the passion, spirit in life and to emote comes through Gate 39, "Obstruction." This strongly individual, mutative frequency provokes out of uncertainty, certainty in Spirit. Gate 39's energy pulses fuel personal melancholy, as well as nervousness from not knowing what or who to be passionate about. Once linked to the correct spirit, this gate fuels the potential to emote, bringing mutation to manifestation and bringing out the individual spirit.

 

The Gate of Contraction 

Pressure to feel and desire a new experience comes through Gate 41, "Decrease." This collective, abstract energy drives the wave of emotions from hope to pain, locking in the desire for one experience at a time, pressuring nervousness about what might or might not happen. Pushing us into a life experience that is nothing but cycles, our human experiential process begins here and fuels our evolutionary process in sequences.

 

When your Root Center is defined, you can put pressure on those with undefined roots, especially if your mind is dictating your life. You can become obsessive, improperly initiating, meeting resistance that brings stress you aren't designed to handle which can undermine your health. Follow your Strategy and Authority to move forward in life grounded in the correct frequency of your Root.

 

Question for Inquiry: Do you recognize the pressures in your life that are yours? What about the pressures that are not yours?

The Undefined or Open Root Center 

If you have an undefined or open Root Center, you have the flexibility of dealing with stress in many different ways. However, transits and other people can activate your root, immensely pressurizing you, which tends to amplify and distort this powerful energy. This can show up as hyperactivity (especially in children), an uncontrollable restlessness and inability to focus.

 

When you have a totally open root center, you can experience the full range of pressure - from deep stillness to intense hyperactivity. Letting pressure pass through you that is not your own is important. Nature is an especially helpful place of renewal and peace for you.

 

The key for either undefined or open is to move forward in alignment with your Strategy and Authority; either taking a deep breath and moving away from stress if it is uncomfortable, or taking a deep breath and taking advantage of the pressure in order to get things done quickly if needed, or in the appropriate timing - allowing yourself to enjoy the process. Practice getting familiar with the pressures you have defined in you and recognize where the stresses in your environment are coming from.

 

Questions for Inquiry: What examples of the thoughts that may come up on behalf of your deeply conditioned mind - what we call “Not-Self” talk - do you recognize in you? Can you match the questions with the gate it might be coming from?

 

I have to achieve something big in my life.
What is my purpose?
What pattern can I experiment with or use my energy for?
I’m depressed because I feel limited. How can I get past this limitation?
I’m depressed because I need something to focus on. What should I focus on?
I’m depressed because nothing new is happening; I’m tired of the same old thing.
I need to start something new.
I need to be needed. Who needs me? Where can I go to be needed?
What is my passion? Who am I passionate about?
I want to initiate a new experience. I want to feel something new.
I need to get this done quickly, I can’t waste any time.

 

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Photo by NikkiZalewski/iStock / Getty Images

Whether your Root Center is defined or undefined, honoring your Strategy to deal with the correct pressures, and using your Authority to move on those pressures, is key to avoiding resistance. Moving forward from a place of stillness, clarity of purpose and joy for living through following your Strategy and Authority encourages proper initiation of your flow of energy. Human Design can lead you to what truly fulfills and differentiates you into your unique potential.

 

Would you like to share any of your Root Center epiphanies or feedback with me? You’re invited to ask questions as well.

By Laveena Lovick

A version of this article was written for JovianArchive.com.

Journey through the Centers of the Human Design BodyGraph - Part 2 - The Throat Center

Let’s begin with the most remarkable center in the Human Design BodyGraph. Your Throat is the world of form, as the center of Expression, Action, and Metamorphosis. Communication is crucial to expressing who you are and what you have to contribute to the world. What you think, feel and know, as well as what you’ve seen or heard is all communicated through your Throat Center.

 

Your Throat Center is the portal responsible for the energy in your bodygraph manifesting - as communication or action. Energies of eleven different channels from the six centers that directly connect to the Throat each have a unique voice. The pressures that come from the Head and the Root flow through these six centers to the Throat to share, empower and support humanity.

 

Whether your Throat is defined or undefined in your Human Design Chart effective communication and action is built upon correct timing. The condition of your relationships depends upon knowing what and when it is appropriate to say and do. Making your situation, and unique perspective known to others through your individual Strategy and Authority protects you from resistance and ensures your fulfillment in life.

 

Incorrect speech and behavior can affect you by compromising the health and well-being of the biology associated with your Throat Center - your thyroid system and metabolism function.

 

Your Human Designed Voice

 

Each of the gates of your Throat Center has a particular voice. By knowing your Throat Center activations, you can recognize when you are speaking with your reliable energy and when you are speaking from conditioning.

Conditioning received through the openness in your Design can influence you to speak or behave in ways that are not in alignment with who you are. Are you ready to become aware of the forces at work in your Design, and the pressures that society and the not-self put upon you?

 

Your ability to differentiate into who you were designed to be is dependent upon you living out the definition of your Human Design.

 

If you have a defined Throat Center, you'll have a consistent and reliable way of communicating and acting, or doing things. However, you can speak and act too readily or inappropriately, talk too much and consequently lack impact.

 

Notice what channels define your Throat. You are designed to speak from the center connected to it - this is where your authentic voice can be depended upon to communicate reliably. The key for you is to use your definition when speaking. Knowing the authentic voice(s) of your Throat center helps you recognize when you are speaking or manifesting from your truth.

The Heart or Ego Center can will things, and speaks with a voice that says, “I have” through Gate 45, The Gate of the Gatherer.

The Identity or G Center says, “I lead” through Gate 31, The Gate of Leading. As well as, “I can make a contribution” through Gate 8, The Gate of Self-Expression. Or “I remember” through Gate 33, The Gate of Privacy.

The Splenic Center says, “I am” and “I am now” through Gate 20, The Gate of the Now. Or “I experiment (identify)” through Gate 16, The Gate of Skills.

The Sacral Center can also say “I am” through Gate 20, The Gate of the Now. Or can speak through inarticulate, audible sounds heard like "uh-huh" for yes, "uhn-uhn" for no and ”hmmm” for I don’t know.

The Ajna Center says, “I think,“ through Gate 62, The Gate of Detail. As well as, “I know" through Gate 23, The Gate of Assimilation. Or “I believe” through Gate 56, The Gate of Stimulation.

The Solar Plexus Center says, “I experience (feel)” through Gate 35 The Gate of Change; or “I know I can try (act)” through Gate 12, The Gate of Caution.

For all of the voices above, there is always the possibility of it’s opposite expressing as well. When your Throat Center is defined, you can seem overwhelming to others because of your fixed way of expression, especially if your mind is dictating your life. Follow your Strategy and Authority to move forward with life without resistance and learn to speak when appropriate.

 

Question for Inquiry:
Do you recognize the voices that are authentically yours?

 

The Undefined or Open Throat Center

 

If your Throat Center is undefined, you may feel pressured to talk, act or manifest to get noticed. Trying to attract attention is the Not-Self theme or way of dealing with the amplification of energy that happens with an undefined Throat Center.

As the energy hub that communicates messages coming from these centers, your Throat Center transmutes and directs how that energy manifests in your life. This energy can be misused if directed by the mind, as opposed to your true authority.

 

Strategy and Authority protect you whether you have a defined or undefined Throat center. Engaging in conversation correctly leads to effective communication and management of energy. Engaging in conversation incorrectly can lead to miscommunication, discomfort, embarrassment, waste of energy, and puts pressure on your thyroid system.

 

When you are not in alignment with your true nature, your mind may try to figure out not only how you can attract attention, but can also be preoccupied with what you are going to become.

 

If your Throat Center is not just undefined but completely open (without any gate activations) you may also not have any idea what to say or what to do. Saying the wrong thing at the wrong time can be challenging and you may find your words ignored.

 

Questions for Inquiry:
What examples of the thoughts that may come up on behalf of your deeply conditioned mind - what we call “Not-Self” talk - do you recognize in you?

 

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Photo by ismagilov/iStock / Getty Images

“Where can I get the attention I want?
Does anyone notice me? I’ll say this so I can be noticed.
If I start/interrupt this conversation, then I will get attention.
Silence makes me uncomfortable, I need to say something, anything.
What should I say/do?
I want to/should manifest this (thing/job/situation).
What or who will I become in life?”

 

If you have an undefined or open Throat Center, you have the flexibility of speaking with many different voices depending on the configuration of your dormant gates and the energies of the people you are with or the current Transits.

 

The key is to only speak when others initiate conversation with you. Practice getting comfortable with silence in the meantime. Waiting to be asked or invited into the conversation and following your Authority encourages proper timing and flow of energy.

 

When you have an undefined or open Throat Center, your potential gift is to develop the wisdom of recognizing who is speaking and acting authentically, and who is not.

 

Whether your Throat Center is defined or undefined, honoring your Strategy to find correct timing, and using your Authority to manifest words and deeds, is key to avoiding resistance. Experimenting with your Human Design Strategy and Authority can lead you to that which truly fulfills you and helps you differentiate into your unique potential.

 

Would you like to share any of your Throat Center epiphanies or feedback with me? You’re invited to ask questions as well.

By Laveena Lovick

A version of this article was written for JovianArchive.com.

How to Change Your Fate with Human Design

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Introduction to the Human Design BodyGraph - Centers

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Who you are is written in both pen and pencil.

Penned is your genetic imprint, the definition in your Human Design chart. Definition is how we map out the expression of your DNA.

 

That part of you written in pencil? That's conditioning. Sometimes it’s not only hard to erase the layers and layers of deeply grooved lines carved into the paper…it’s impossible. Through Human Design, you come to see the beauty of the whole picture, as it is, and that there is nothing to do but be the perfection of you.

 

Your Strategy and Authority allows you to find true fulfillment - as the witness in the vehicle (body), watching the pencil lines morph to nourish and enhance the masterpiece that is you.

There is an incredible impact the Human Design language has when taken in deeply and contemplated over time.

Think of it like de-programming and re-programming to bring you back into alignment with your being.

This language helps to unlock our human potential via epigenetics, bringing to the surface of our awareness certain truths about ourselves.

 

Everything is moving, and everything is vibrating. We are all unique combinations of frequency patterns. When you are operating incorrectly, your frequency pattern is dysfunctional.

Human Design is a very precise combination of word frequencies given to and synthesized by Ra Uru Hu in a highly mystical way. Ra's words can penetrate your form and initiate you into a new perspective for a Mystical experience in and of itself.

I hope to inspire you to explore your own Center characteristics by delivering a series of articles in the mystical yet practical language Ra gave us for Human Design.

 

In Human Design, “Centers” are what we call the geometric shapes located inside the Rave BodyGraph. Nine Centers are responsible for specific functions in our lives and are each associated with particular biological functions of our physical form.

Similar to, but not the same as, the Hindu-Brahmin Chakra System, Human Design Centers are hubs of energy, where information is both received, emitted and transmuted.

Understanding the role and theme of each individual Center, as well as the signposts of how they function correctly or influence behaviors when they are operating incorrectly, can help you tremendously in living out your potential in this life.

 

Designed to take you on a journey of self-discovery through each of the Centers of the BodyGraph, our progressive exploration through the Centers will delve into the concepts and describe the key terminology associated with each.

I hope this series of articles with videos will give you not only an overview of how Centers function, but also a comprehensive look at key concepts that can help you understand their purpose and power. Each article will also contain further resources that can be of benefit to your journey of deconditioning and the awareness of what is really going on in your world.

You are welcome in our Facebook group for conversations and live study group webinars with optional webcam and group chat.

You are welcome in our Facebook group for conversations and live study group webinars with optional webcam and group chat.

As we progress through the realms of the Human Design BodyGraph, I invite you to contemplate the Center we are highlighting. Consider its characteristics from your personal perspective. 

If the center carries consistent definition in you, do you recognize this energy as a part of your true nature?

Is that top triangle colored in yellow at the top of your human design chart?

Is that top triangle colored in yellow at the top of your human design chart?

If the center is open or undefined, do you recognize your mind’s behavior in the commonly experienced “Not-Self” strategies?

Is that top triangle white at the top of your human design chart?

Is that top triangle white at the top of your human design chart?

An open center in your BodyGraph is one of the primary receptors of "conditioning" - or outside influences taken into your being. This receptor impacts your mind's decision-making process and creates what the Human Design System calls the Not-Self. The Not-Self leads you to make decisions based on strategies derived from the conditioning rather than your true self.

Conditioning is neither bad nor good - it simply is a fact of life you cannot avoid nor would you want to. Openness is where we live and learn about life, it shows us how we are nurtured by the world and where we are here to be flexible.

If you are unaware of the way you are deeply conditioned through your open centers, it can overwhelm who you are. It can take away the possibility of you living out your true potential.

However, when you are operating correctly, and your mind is no longer making your life's decisions, open centers can be an incredible source of wisdom over time.

When you are not operating in alignment with your Human Design, you may experience resistance. Resistance shows up in the form of the Not-Self Theme according to your Type:

  • Anger as a Manifestor
  • Frustration as a Generator
    (sometimes colored with anger for the Manifesting Generators)
  • Bitterness or even Resentment as a Projector
  • Deep disappointment as a Reflector

Understanding your conditioning is the first step to leading a life as yourself.

Are you ready to understand why you are experiencing resistance, confusion and pain?
Are you ready to transform to embrace a life filled with peace, satisfaction, success and surprise (delight at the changes life brings) instead?

The video above gives a solid introduction to what Human Design is and what it can do for you. Leaning how to Live Your Design is an important first step in experimentation with the Human Design System. In my Foundational chart analysis we can uncover all the key elements of your Human Design chart, including where you are vulnerable to potential conditioning.


Laveena Lovick, Human Design Analyst, Teacher and BG5 Career & Business Consultant

Laveena LovickHuman Design Analyst, Teacher and BG5 Career & Business Consultant

Centers are the primary focus of the Living Your Design Awakening Program taught by Certified LYD Guides like myself around the globe. It is the only spiritual program in the Human Design Educational system designed for everyone who is interested in experiencing the benefits that Human Design can bring.

If you're ready to get personal help in living your design, see the comprehensive database of over 400+ IHDS Certified Living Your Design Guides to find one who speaks your language. Ra recommended that you find a Guide that has the same Aura Type as you for this particular experience; are you ready to find a Guide you resonate with?

Whether you are on the path to self-knowledge or mastery of the Human Design System, I invite you to join me on this journey through the Centers of the Human Design BodyGraph. I welcome your interaction, comments and feedback on my Facebook Page - would you care to join in the conversation?

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a version of this article originally published by JovianArchive.com as Andrea Abay-Abay. Republished with permission.

Attempted Suicide: How NOT to Hold Onto An Unhealthy Relationship

Attempted Suicide: How NOT to Hold Onto An Unhealthy Relationship

MY REALIZATIONS

I am confident now that I don't have to use guilt to be able to hold onto a relationship that doesn't serve me.

I can instead use my personal authority to break the bond with what doesn't work.

My prior inability to hold boundaries, to say No and mean it got me into a lot of trouble in my life. I have many more stories beyond this one.

Things only shifted dramatically in the past 5 years since living this Human Design experiment. By discovering who I really am and choosing accordingly, correctly, based on my genetic imprinting has helped me to hold strong boundaries.

Since working with Human Design/BG5 combined with Bodytalk I have felt a lot more energy and ability to help others discover their life purpose. I feel joyful to be able to embrace my past and share what I learned - of what NOT to do.

NO BLAME, GUILT, SHAME OR FAULT. I AM MY OWN AUTHORITY.

Observing the Pitfalls of Not-Self Generosity

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Have you been indulging in Not-Self generosity?

"What exactly do you mean by that?" you may be wondering.

The "Not-Self" can be seen as your shadow-state. Like a shadow may be yours, yet is not you, so too are the adaptive strategies derived from the white areas of your Human Design. Conditioning happens here, and these are places where your mind can cause you to make decisions that are not in alignment with your true nature.

"Not-Self" has a sinister sound to it when you don't know what it means. Sometimes people get confused and think that anything coming from the openness is bad—as if the openness is not part of the totality of you.

You cannot separate yourself from your openness. This receptivity is an integral part of you. It is where you experience life, where experiences nourish you. Here is where you can learn, grow, and develop wisdom. Here is where you have the flexibility to experience life in many ways, and ever learn to master making money in these places, depending on your overall design.

Boy, am I familiar with the suffering (bitterness and resentment, for me) that comes from Not-Self decision-making! As a 3/5, Emotional Projector, overdoing it in many areas of life with awareness now, is how I have learned my deepest lessons.

For example, let’s take my undefined Heart's Not-Self generosity:

  • Saying I would when I wasn't quite clear that I could, then not being able to keep a promise and ending up feeling like crap.

  • Thinking I have to go above and beyond what is needed, constantly overcompensating to prove my value.

  • Not stopping at the specified time for a session, for example, even if I was tired and it was enough.

  • Not being satisfied with a good enough piece of writing, but spending ridiculous hours stressing over perfectionism.

  • I remember in school—if I couldn't do a homework project perfectly to my liking, I wouldn't even turn it in and preferred an F to getting a B!

  • Settling for whatever (or whoever) came my way, expecting less than I know I deserve in relationships and business because my mind didn't believe I was worthy of anything more and was afraid that if I asked, I would either be turned down or miss out on an awesome opportunity.

From mothers to service professionals to athletes to people working in the corporate world, approximately 65% of all humans are dealing with this Undefined Heart Center conditioning in their lives. How much of an effect does the open Heart have on the professional landscape where so many of us are trying to prove ourselves all the time? Stomach ulcers, gall bladder issues, heart conditions, and immune system malfunctioning are symptoms of misusing your willpower, whether you have it defined or open.

Thanks to discovering Human Design, I recognized mentally that the Not-Self adaptive strategies of my mind had a firm hold on my life, yet still, I was powerless to stop them from influencing me. However, in the course of my five years of experimentation, the decisions have slowly stopped coming from a place of Not-Self automatic reflex. I began to recognize what it felt like when decisions started coming from what my Solar Plexus was telling me, once I got invited to the big things in life (for a Projector, this is critical).

I know I can't help undergoing my trial and error process of making personal mistakes, as a 3rd line Personality. In the first year of my experiment, the overwhelming realization of it all hit me like a ton of bricks. The magnitude of the apparent difficulty of getting to live out my true nature discouraged me. The Not-Self cry, "why me?!" of my 3rd-line Martyr Personality was in full effect.

Though it has gotten easier over the years, there are still a lot of adaptive strategies of the "Not-Self" going on over here in my life movie and of the people I've seen come to me. Read on to discover how Not-Self generosity has shown up in my life, and perhaps you can recognize it in yours.

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Here's a little keynoting along with my experience of my undefined Centers, and the Not-Self generosities I recognized:

Head Center: Inspiration

Not-Self Themes: Occupied with questions that don't matter
I recognized that discovering inner truth and what is truly inspiring through collaboration with others in relationships is what I'm driven consciously to learn (Personality Moon in 61.3 Interdependence)
Not-Self generosity: Trying to provide answers to other people's questions without being invited first
BG5 Signpost: Losing Focus
If it were completely open: Not knowing what is interesting

Ajna Center: Conceptualization

Not-Self Themes: Pretending that I am mentally certain
I recognized early on that my completely open Ajna simply can't get enough of the concepts in Human Design. Is this something that works, that I can finally be confident about? Through my experimentation and repeated feedback over the years from others; so far, so good.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things like taking in other's concepts in conversation and pretending to be confident about what's going on without first being positive that I am and that the concepts are right for me.
BG5 Signpost: Conceptually defensive
My Signpost as it is completely open: Not knowing what to think

Heart Center: Willpower

Not-Self Themes: Trying to prove/improve myself
I recognize that my undefined ego dances between wanting to be in control and feeling out of control. I tend towards withdrawing from the material path (Personality Venus in 21.3 Powerlessness) with a lifelong habit of endless education, because I love to learn new things as someone born in the Quarter of Initiation, with my purpose fulfilled through Mind. I walk a fine line here, though, because that little center longs for continuous self-improvement and loves certifications that show I've accomplished something that proves my value.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things for others just to prove something I think I want to be (a good person, smart enough, and worthy, for example).
BG5 Signpost: Overcompensating
If it were completely open: Not knowing what is worthy

Sacral Center: Power of Fertility

Not-Self Theme: Not knowing when enough is enough
I recognize that my undefined sacral center is a HUGE source of conditioning and Not-Self generosity. With eight dormant potentials, this has been one of my hardest challenges. Thankfully, I can say I'm getting over the workaholic addiction, not thanks to my mind, though. My body got to the point where it no longer tolerated overwork. No longer can I push through the fatigue or pain of overworking myself, no matter what my mind wants to prove. This body does not want to sit at the computer for hours on end anymore! It won't.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things (work/sex/play) without boundaries around my time and without honoring my body's fatigue levels
BG5 Signpost: Over-Zealousness
If it were completely open: Not knowing what to use energy for

Splenic Center: Body Consciousness

Not-Self Theme: Holding on to what isn't good for me
I recognize my mind rigidly holds on to people, places, and things long after they are no longer right for me. Knowing who/where/what is healthy for me and worth holding on to is something I'm here to learn to be wise about.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things that help me hold on to who/where/what, even when it is time to let go of them because they no longer serve my highest good.
BG5 Signpost: Lack of flexibility
If it were completely open: Not knowing what to fear

Here are the other Centers:

Here are the other Centers:

Throat Center: Communication and Manifestation

Not-Self Theme: Trying to attract attention
Not-Self generosity: Doing things to communicate or manifest
BG5 Signpost: Trying to be the Star
If it's completely open: Not knowing what to say

G Center: Love, Identity, and Direction

Not-Self Theme: Trying to find direction and love
Not-Self generosity: Doing things in alignment with others' direction or for their love
BG5 Signpost: Role confusion/Lack of direction
If it's completely open: Not knowing what to be

Solar Plexus Center: Emotional / Spirit Consciousness

Not-Self Theme: Avoiding confrontation and truth
Not-Self generosity: Playing nice (and not standing up for your truth when it's time to do so as not to disturb others)
BG5 Signpost: Touchy and nervous
If it's completely open: Not knowing what to feel

Root Center: Physical Adrenalized Pressure

Not-Self Theme: Always in a hurry to be free of the pressure
Not-Self generosity: Getting things done super fast though it may be stressful for you and others around you
BG5 Signpost: In too much of a hurry
If it's completely open: Not knowing when to hurry

*BG5 is the career and business application of the Human Design System. Click for your free Intro Report!

Laveena Lovick

Laveena Lovick

In a split definition (two areas of colored in Centers disconnected from each other) like mine, the Not-Self strategies have a focus in the bridging areas between my two areas of Definition. In my case, the channel of Transitoriness (Gates 36-35) or being a "Jack of all Trades" is one way I have been keen on bringing my Definitions together.

With a wide-split definition like mine, in relationships, my conscious psychology will tend to see the problem with the other person, never with myself.

I had a hilarious yet tragic flash of insight while team-teaching Rave Cartography with Darshana Deborah Mathews today. The Channel of Transitoriness is the strength of the Experiencer in BG5, and the Channel of Sexual Talent in the Not-Self. 

I recognized that I left my first husband (1995-2003) because I was dissatisfied with the repeating redundancy of experiences - wanting new experiences other than the same-old routines. Though it was amazing to work on the dive-boat and take people on underwater adventures, I desired new adventures he wasn't willing to go on with me.

I recognized that I left my second husband (2003-2010) because I was dissatisfied with our sex life - I have a rich imagination and again, wanting new experiences led me away from intimacy with him into adventures that he wasn't willing to do with me either.

Both times, my mind found "fault" with them, not myself and I broke those bonds to seek out new ones.

Now through my Human Design education, I know I'm here to be a specialist at advising others using my recognition of feelings and imagination, not the one having all the experiences at the spontaneous invitation of another. I know now that rather than trying to be all things to all people and do everything myself, that I can't do it alone. Now I am content to wait for everything in its right timing, through the recognition and invitation of others, along with my emotional clarity.

Those whispers of the Not-Self mind that are always wondering and worrying, scheming and planning are now drowned out by the clarity of my emotions. No matter how loud my mind gets inside, I know to wait for the invitation and to move forward when I feel clarity. And I know that even if things appear to go "wrong" or I've made a mistake, I've gained valuable experience that brings wisdom to my process and for others to draw from.

Nowadays the Not-Self machinations of my mind are sometimes quite funny, and they are easier to recognize with detachment and not act on. I know I'm helpless to go through the Deconditioning process just like everyone else.

My mind became obsessed with looking at and trying to figure out other people through this new Human Design lens right away, and now years later I still feel awe knowing how much more there is to know. I know it's not about taking more and more classes—which I still can't get enough of yet! It's about putting that knowledge into practice, taking it to the streets, where the rubber meets the road, and using it—not only in my life but other people's lives as well. This is one reason why I run regular study groups open to all my students and clients.

As a 3/5 Emotional Projector, slowly I've come to recognize how my body "Talks" to me, and gradually I have learned to listen, and obey. When I don't, I get exhausted and sick, generally "trying to keep up" with the busy work-work-work frequency that values accomplishment in the external world.

This summer 2017 semester I experienced this, plunging myself into an exhausted state, between playing the single mom role, puppy-dog momma and running my business. Through the help of a Mental Projector, 3/5 Cross of the Sphinx, Nathan Navarrete, using his Bodytalk sessions and Non-VIolent Communication skills to support me in discovering my values and what is alive in me. In deep transformative moments, I have experienced intense breakthroughs in finally being able to see with my personal perspective, instead of being skewed to power. 

Imagine finally being able to connect the patterns of your life's lessons and accept every single thing that has happened to you and every single mistake you ever thought you made.

These recognitions of what life has taught me has lead to a profound shift in my awareness and direction. It lead me to resign today from my assistant teaching and marketing position at the BG5 Business Institute. It lead me to focus more of my time and attention on learning how best to support my clients and students in person, and particularly, children and parents using Human Design.

Laveena Lovick

Laveena Lovick

Hopefully, me sharing my story with these centers can help empower you in your own experiment. How do we end the suffering caused by Not-Self generosity? Through practicing with our Strategy and Authority in decision-making. Yes, easier said than done. Yet it is so worth the effort, my friends. Discovering what you are truly designed to takes time and trust in life's process.

I hope your experiment is helping bring your shadows to light so that you can find the wisdom potential. I hope that you find the freedom from suffering from the Not-Self mind controlling your life. Thank goodness for Human Design to help guide our decisions!

by Laveena Lovick 

An earlier version of this article was published as the Tribulations of Not-Self Generosity on JovianArchive

Bernie Sanders - Warrior of the Wa

“I am going to do my best to try to create a country in which children are not living in poverty, in which kids can go to college, in which old people have health care. Will I succeed? I can’t guarantee you that, but I can tell you that from a human point of view it is better to show up than to give up.” ~ Bernie Sanders

Formerly an apparent underdog in the battle for the next U.S. presidency, Bernie Sanders is a strong competitor in the major fight for the Democratic nomination ahead. Sanders has a highly rare Human Design—that of a pure Ego Projector.

In the career language of BG5, the business aspect of Human Design Analysis, Bernie Sanders is a natural Alpha leader as an Advisor Type. Projector leadership is very different from the leadership style of the Manifestor with their Impact. The Projector's power lies in their unique energetic functioning, which provides a laser-like focus, aware perspective, and ability to guide other people or processes to higher efficiency or effectiveness.

Like all Advisors, Sanders is here to help others experience success. His energetic presence is designed to penetrate and absorb information to know how to advise people. He has a focused presence that gets to the core of the person he is with, asking the right questions at the right time to get them to the heart of the matter.

Advisors can become exhausted from too much energetic contact with others, or from over-working and trying to get out there and make things happen. Their decision-making strategy is to engage with what and who correctly recognizes and invites them first, rather than initiating. Since his Heart/Ego Center is defined with everything below open, Bernie can make sound decisions that he can trust when his expression of willpower is followed when he is invited to do so by others.

There are two kinds of Ego Authority - Manifested or Projected. Less than 1 in 200 people have Ego Projected authority. Sanders's authority is Ego Projected because the energy of his Ego does not reach the Throat in his Human Design.. Only 35% of the population have a defined ego like Bernie, able to make correct promises and keep them consistently. Very few people have this center as their Authority—just .49% have Ego Authority.

 

Bernie Sanders’s Competitiveness

Bernie's Ego and Identity Center connect through the channel of Initiation—"a Design of needing to be First." This channel is the only one in the Human Design bodygraph that Bernie has defined, so what he can trust is an invitation to initiate when his willpower agrees to it. People with this channel are very powerful forces for other people. Bernie's key to success requires that he wait to be recognized and invited to bring the competitive edge for others.

You don't get to a place of possibly being the next President without some competitiveness, and this is where Bernie's life force is consistent.
In fact, his Channel of Initiation is one of only six that are organizing forces in a Wa (a group of 16 people). Group dynamics like Penta and Wa are homogenizing influences that program our survival.

As an individual, Bernie's conscious driving force (Moon in gate 51.5—Symmetry) is competitiveness with an instinctive ability to tackle and adapt to ‘the unknown’: "The ability to respond to disorder and shock through recognition and adaptation." He brings courage to stand up and shock others with unexpected actions or the robust strength of his warrior spirit. In the Wa, this energy provides the willpower for competition, which handles challenges to expand our horizons and allow breakthroughs in experience.

Bernie's unconscious South Node is in gate 25.1 Selflessness. This gate brings the shaman/priest energy of the Spirit of the Self, Innocence; "the perfection of action through uncontrived and spontaneous nature." Bernie's unconscious imprinting leads him to fulfill his purpose in a large organization to provide it with the capacity for a competitive spirit.

Together, these two gates comprise Bernie's channel of Initiation, which is about his ability to initiate others when recognized and invited, using his willpower.

Being initiated into action gives Bernie the opportunity to discover the essence of his warrior spirit. People with Bernie's definition are the ones who stand up for and defend the leader of the Wa—the person with channel 21-45. Can Bernie maintain his fighting spirit for himself and our country as an active leader (with the 45th gate as his unconscious Sun and conscious Jupiter) if he is in a large group with another 21-45 in the room?

 

Bernie Sanders’s Life Purpose as a Left Angle Cross of Dominion

Because he was born in the Quarter of Duality, Bernie's purpose is fulfilled through the bonds he creates with others. As a 5/1 Profile, Bernie has a Left Angle Cross. He has the potential to alter other people’s movement through life as well as have his movement changed through interactions with others.

Every person Bernie meets as a Left Angle has not only a karmic connection but also value for him that requires interaction and bonding to fulfill his purpose. His 5th-line Personality is here to bring others success by universalizing what is practical. Bernie bears the responsibility of transforming the discoveries of the Right Angle profiles into knowledge that can be of value to others.

Positions of authority and power are a natural fit for Bernie as a Projector on the Left Angle Cross of Dominion. Bernie Sander’s conscious Sun is in Gate 64, line 5—Promise. This gate is his personality expression: "Before Completion—The Gate of Confusion: Transition, like birth, requires a determined strength for the passage through."

His heresy about our history has had a substantial effect on our view of society. Bernie has an ability to educate and advise us with his values and keep his promises. His unconscious Sun is in gate 45, line 1—Canvassing: "The ability to promote and develop gathering together through the education of the uncommitted. The material direction lies in education."

Bernie is here to educate others and express his individual uniqueness as a conscious General/Savior/Heretic/Messenger (5th-line personality) who has a solid foundation (1st-line body) in the world of politics—his area of chosen expertise since his school days more than 50 years ago. Life has brought him the people and experiences he needs to master the political system. System mastery is what all Projectors are here for.

Because he does not have consistent access to generating or manifesting energy, Bernie needs to partner with people who will do the work while he guides the process. If Bernie becomes President, it would be wise of him to ensure that he is using his individual willpower energy to his advantage by focusing on interactions outside of a small group in important meetings—one person at a time is where his real power lies. 

by Andrea Abay-Abay

A version of this article originally appeared on JovianArchive.com

Human Design System Basic Concepts: Kinds of Chart Definition

Have you ever wondered why some people seem just to click (and stick) together while others don’t?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem just to click (and stick) together while others don’t?

One of the most important things to understand about why connections (and relationships of all kinds) happen and last between us is that some of us function more independently than others by nature. Connection possibilities depend on the particular configuration of your Human Design bodygraph definition.

Definition is what is consistent and reliable within us; it is what creates our Type and determines our Strategy and Authority. Definition in the bodygraph shows us a schematic of the way energy flows within us. It also determines the way we operate, how we interact with and what we look for in others.

It's part of one of the most interesting human phenomena: the connections that happen when people meet. Using the Human Design System as a framework, you can see the mechanics behind those connections. Why and how we connect can be very complex and deep, but the truth is right there on the surface of the bodygraph for anyone to see.

Here is a basic overview of the Five Kinds of Definition you'll encounter in a Human Design Bodygraph, with links to free audios by Ra Uru Hu discussing each. Would you like to listen to Ra’s introduction to Human Design Definition here, then read and listen to an explanation of yours below?

 

Split Definition - Approximately 45.89% 

"You complete me." Introducing your significant other as your "other half" is a sentiment that almost half the people on this planet deeply resonate with. 

As a basic Split Definition, you have two separate areas of definition in your Human Design chart that are disconnected from each other. You are choicelessly drawn to people who bring the aspects that connect your areas of definition. The quality of your life depends on your bond with the right other. When you find a person with the right bridging gate(s), you experience a sense of wholeness. But just because you feel that way when you are with certain people doesn't mean they are correct for you.

 

Here's the conditioning simple Splits need to be aware of:

It's possible to be blinded by bridges if you are a basic Split Definition. You could spend all your time and energy looking for what you think you need (if just one gate would bridge your split) to be whole.

What you feel is “missing” that would bridge the two parts of you is what can become where you focus all your attention and your decision-making upon. 

If it takes two gates or a channel to bridge your split, then those themes become what you think the other needs or is the other person’s problem, in order for you to experience what you think you need in life.

Now we see how blame can enter the picture here and skew your perspective of your life.

More rarely, when it takes more than a channel to bridge your split, now you think the missing elements in your design are what the world is missing, and that's why you don't have what you need in life or feel whole.

 

 

Focusing on the qualities of any Gate(s) or Channels that would bridge your Split is attractive to your mind, and this is where a basic Split's centralized "Not-Self" purpose is.

“What is the Not-Self?” In a Split Definition, not only do you have open Center Not-Self thematics at work, but because of the dual areas of energy dynamics you were imprinted with, your mind is seduced by decision-making strategies based upon those aspects that bridge your split. Fixating on that openness will never bring you the fulfillment you are looking for, as your mind will come up with strategies for coping with the unreliability of that energy and try to “fix” it through decisions or bonds with others. But there's nothing missing, wrong or broken within you—though it may feel that way sometimes. 

Because of this inherent drive for wholeness, basic splits are responsible for the phenomenon of monogamy and pair-bonding. Entering into the right bond correctly—with awareness—using your Strategy and Authority to make decisions as yourself, you discover the beauty of a truly fulfilling relationship.

 

Single Definition - Approximately 41.95%

"When I'm done, I'm done." These were words from a Single Definition woman during a recent Living Your Design Awakening Program when discussing relationships. 

Single Definition means that all the defined Centers in your Design are dependably communicating in specific ways from the time of your birth until you leave this plane. Life-force energy flows continuously through your defined Channels to the Centers, consistently determining your authentic nature.  

Single Definition gives you a consistent and reliable sense of wholeness within without the drive for someone "to complete you". Unlike other kinds of definition, yours depends on nothing outside of itself to bring parts of you together. Your operating system doesn't need outside energy to process incoming information. You are designed to operate more independently than Splits and are self-contained.

Because you have no built mechanism that looks for and creates an illusion of wholeness, like basic Splits do, making a relationship successful can be a challenge as it is easier for you to simply walk away (while a Split would be more likely to want to work on the relationship and stay together). 

All the undefined or open Centers are where your mind is susceptible to conditioning. The conditioning in these white centers is where you are likely to get sidetracked from making decisions correctly as yourself. Follow your Strategy and Authority to discover the magic of your uniqueness.

 

Triple Split - Approximately 10.18%

It's all about movement for a Triple-Split, because of the fact that no single bridge, person or singular moment brings you the same sense of wholeness. As a Triple-Split, you have three different parts in your Design disconnected to each other and may involve two, or commonly all three of the Awareness Centers in your Bodygraph, all of which operate on different time frequencies. Because each of your areas of definition are highly specialized, and can be brought together with a variety of different bridges, you are a complex being with extraordinary potential for assimilation and integration of information through movement and over time. 

As a Triple-Split, you have more in common with Single Definitions in that the open centers hold the thematics of conditioning that can lead you away from your truth. Unlike the basic Split definition, when you are in a relationship with someone who brings all the aspects of you together through bridging areas of their split, it is not at all the same feeling for you. You can tend to feel trapped if you are bridged the same way all the time, so it is important for you to get out into the public aura on a daily basis. Not necessarily to socialize, or even for a very long period, but to make use of the way you can be bridged in the diversity found among groups of people. Sampling the broad spectrum of ways you could be brought together and synthesizing the different parts of you in this way is an important aspect to understand as it is what makes you so unique. Being locked into the same way you can be brought together all the time is not particularly healthy nor does it feel comfortable for you.

You can be impatient and act without waiting for all aspects of you to be connected with integration of relevant data. Through awareness of and experimentation with your Strategy, Authority and unique way of synthesizing information, you can find fulfillment of your unique purpose in life.

 

No Definition - Approximately 1.41%

People with no definition—no defined Channels and therefore, Centers—are a very unique Auric Type. These are Lunar beings, tied deeply into the movement of the moon through their Human Design charts.

Reflectors are discussed in these free audios by Ra; Reflector Strategy, Reflector Not-Self Theme, Reflector Children.

 

Quadruple Split - Approximately 0.57%

"The only Definition that is, without question, Polygamists". Ra Uru Hu, the Four Views

You can see how very rare Quadruple Splits are; still this accounts for approximately 1 in 200 people on the planet. Quadruple Splits they are very fixed beings because so much is defined in their bodygraph. What's so interesting is that if you are a Quadruple split, you appear differently to different people, because of the aspects of you that emerge depending on what the other bridges within you.

You are looking for two specific bridging areas - two different kinds of fixed bonds. 

Like the basic Split definition, conditioning potential for you is strongly focused on the bridging gates between your Splits. What you need are consistent bridges that come from two or three others, because of the many ways your four elements could come together and the fact that if one person brings all those bridges you need, it locks you in a pattern that feels uncomfortable to you. 

The general public aura does not benefit you like it does the Triple Split; what you are looking for are tight bonds with the right others that allow all of the expressions of you to emerge. Through Strategy and Authority, you find the correct bonds that allow you your unique expression of fulfillment in this life.

Everything about the possibility of who you are is determined by your relationships. Everything… And if you’re lost in the psychology of what your split brings to you, you’re blind to see those forces that are correct for you in this life.
— Ra Uru Hu

Openness has the potential for Wisdom

Human Design helps you become aware of what those qualities that bridge your split or the centers that condition your mind away from your authentic nature, which is what you are here to be wise about in your life. Single and Triples, know the signposts of your undefined centers. Split and Quadruples, study the bridges between your definition so that you are aware of when you get trapped in making decisions that focus on what you are not here to be.

Remember the openness is where you are flexible and able to experience the full range of possible experiences. Openness is where we "go to school" in life. The open centers and bridges between your definitions don't define you, and can never be consistent or reliable. Conditioning here that you base decisions on leads you away from your authentic nature. Experimenting with your Strategy and Authority is what protects you mechanically from the allure of the openness in your design. 

As a Human Design Analyst, Living Your Design Guide and BG5 Consultant, one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things I’ve found in life is to truly see and understand how people operate. The realizations in my own life as well as the positive feedback from the people who reach out to me for advice has everything to do with the commitment and passion I have for this System and the time I spend immersed with it. This information was synthesized from my training, including self-study from Jovian's Definition videos and the two chapters on definition from the Four Views e-book helped me tremendously in understanding the mechanics of how different kinds of definitions function, and I know they can do the same for you. 

By Andrea Abay-Abay

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*Further statistics can be found on the Rave Statistics page. A version of this article originally appeared on JovianArchive.com

Secrets of being a "Non-Sacral" Projector, Manifestor or Reflector

Photo via MyBodygraph.com

Photo via MyBodygraph.com

Being Authentic in the Generator's World

by Andrea Abay-Abay, IHDS Certified Human Design Analyst, Teacher and Guide

If you are a Manifestor, Projector or Reflector, do you find yourself tired more often than not?

As one of the approximately 30% of humans who are non-Sacral, If you are chronically tired or often exhausted, this Human Design article might be one of the most important you ever read. Suspend your judgment if you are new to Human Design... experiment and see for yourself.

Photo courtesy JovianArchive

Photo courtesy JovianArchive

The primary thing non-Sacral Beings have in common is the lack of definition in the Sacral Center. However, the similarity stops there. Non-Sacral beings can be as different as night and day—indeed, 1% of the population are Lunar beings, the Reflectors. They are here to be the evaluators of who is different, and they experience life very differently compared to the rest of us who are what Ra termed "Solar beings."

We Projectors, Manifestors and Reflectors, we non-Sacral beings, have a tendency to be addicted to the Generator's yummy sacral energy. What happens when we identify with this live-force and amplify it for long periods of time is we end up living not as ourselves, but as false super-Generators, and end up burned-out. If you're a non-Sacral, do you recognize this?

Imagine a really hard-working, overzealous super-worker who never knows when to quit when it comes to work, play, and sex. Perhaps slaving after others, thinking we need to do something ourselves or it won't be done right.

We non-Sacrals just never know when enough is enough. We can be ignorant of (when we are younger) or distraught about our inability to keep up sustained activity without severe detriment to our health. Chronic levels of energy depletion, fatigue, physical and mental exhaustion, burnout, and frequent illnesses are often the results. Lack of self-esteem because we can't keep up with the pace of the world (this is especially true for the non-energy Types, Projectors and Reflectors). 

We live in a homogenized world inundated with messages such as "You can do anything you put your mind to," and "Nothing worth having comes easy" with varying beliefs exalting the virtues of hard work. However, this world does not know that some of us are simply not built to be vitalized by work or find it energizing, even when we may truly enjoy what we do.

The Work/Life Balance Myth

There's a flawed assumption in our western society that "work" is draining and non-work is automatically restorative. It's not true.

  • Can you remember a time in your life when you became so completely absorbed in and energized by a task that it just didn't feel like work?
  • Can you remember a time when you came back from the holiday and felt like you needed to recover from your vacation before going back to work?

Doing what you love for work and play, as well as intelligently managing your energy is good advice no matter your Type. However, it is essential for non-Sacral beings to manage their time and precious energy in a way that supports their body that is vastly different from a Generator’s.

It can be a real eye-opener to stop the running on the treadmill of "keeping up with the Joneses," to take stock of your life and allow yourself to enter into anything only according to your Strategy and Authority, rather than what your mind thinks you should do.

What I found personally is that it took a long time to let go of from the guilt-ridden feeling I had that I needed to work really hard to prove my value as a person.

What you may find as you begin to enter into more things that are in alignment with your true essence is your life becomes more vitalizing to you instead of draining. Rather than being dragged down by resistance that comes when you are operating from the mind, there is a vibrancy, a sense of clarity and purpose that emanates from your being. You become more at ease in your skin. The decisions you make lead to the perfect balance of restorative or depleting activities for you. You begin to live your true purpose.

No Manifestor, Projector, or Reflector has a mechanism for knowing when to quit. When deeply conditioned, we can ignore our body’s warning signs and “keep on keeping on” until we simply, physically, literally just can't go on anymore. This is one of the most dangerous things you can do as far as your health is concerned if you are non-Sacral. You need to create boundaries around business and mating, even things you do for fun. Implement healthy habits and use protective techniques that honor the inconsistency of your energy. You're not here to labor hard, but rather, to learn to be wise about work and the efficient use of energy.

Work Tips for Non-Sacrals

Delegating and outsourcing are wise practices for a non-Sacral. Remember that you are not the one to be doing, doing, doing and going, going, going all the time. An objection that may come up is—"but someone needs to do all these things! If not me, then who?"  My answer to this is that you may have to change your mind about how your live should be lived. Are you ready for a real change in perspective, and therefore, your experience of life? Here's the secret: You've got to learn let go of believing what your mind is saying inside your head about yourself to be the end-all-be-all of Truth for you. 

It’s helpful to learn to manage your energy more efficiently through following Strategy and Authority rather than initiating from the dictates of your mind. You mind is here to measure and be of value to others, NOT to make decisions for you about your life. Learn the values of planning and prioritizing, as well as refraining from over-committing—which can happen when you don’t know when enough is enough.

Photo courtesy of Jovian Archive. Be sure to read the free ebook I co-authored there! =)

Photo courtesy of Jovian Archive. Be sure to read the free ebook I co-authored there! =)

Accept that things get done when they get done—and it’s all ok. Mastering the discipline of following your Strategy and Authority provides correct timing and discernment.

Each non-Sacral is here for a very particular purpose according to their unique design. Manifestors are here to initiate and inform and have impact. Projectors are here to know others, advise and guide the process. Reflectors are here to be barometers of the health of their community and let us know how everything is going.

No matter how enjoyable or vitalizing you may find your work or play, you are not designed to sustain consistent effort or output of energy over the long term without adequate periods of rest (generally more than what sacral beings require). What works best for non-Sacrals is living a lifestyle that provides a unique balance. What you do to support yourself materially needs to allow you the flexibility of controlling when and how you work, and compensates you according to the value you bring to the table. Caring for your body and respecting its limitations are critical to your health and well-being as a non-Sacral Type.

Though everyone can be prone to overwork and fatigue through over commitment, non-Sacrals need to pay special attention to get regular and possibly prolonged periods of rest to avoid burnout. All Types find different kinds of activities assist their recovery. Participate in the activities that renew your energy, rather than add additional stress or drain you.

Dispelling the Energy Vampire Myth

Ra would often joke about us as “parasites,” saying that Generators are the Life-Force of the planet and that without them, life would perish. A common misunderstanding of the mechanics that arises among newcomers (which can happen when words or phrases can be taken out of context and spread) is that non-Sacrals are energy vampires.

As a Projector Teacher I facilitate support groups for my Projector Clients and Students.

As a Projector Teacher I facilitate support groups for my Projector Clients and Students.

When you look at a Human Design bodygraph, you can see the juxtaposition of the neutrino imprinting (which is colored in) with your receptivity (which is white). The white areas are where you are receptive to conditioning—you amplify that energy. Just as giving someone a hug doesn't drain the love out of them, but creates more feelings of love, so too do our undefined centers amplify the energy of the beings we are around. Just as a non-emotional being amplifies the emotional energy of the defined Solar Plexus being, we non-Sacrals do not drain Sacral beings of energy but rather, magnify it.

Frequency Distortion

When you turn speakers up very loud, the sound becomes distorted; so too can that sacral energy get distorted within you if you are amplifying sacral energy beyond your capacity to handle it. It can then be draining to others who are experiencing your frequency in a way that is not in alignment with your true nature.

We all put into others the frequency of our Aura; our definition is what we are broadcasting. ANY person can be "off" in frequency, and taking that in can be very uncomfortable where you are open. This can be why you feel drained rather than energized when you are around other people, or if you are in their presence for too long.

Just as you as a non-Sacrals is not designed to work hard for extended periods, neither are you designed to be exposed to the power of the Sacral amplified in your system 24/7. A Generator’s powerful energy can “fry your circuits” if you don’t give yourself breaks from it.

To know when enough is enough, follow your body by using Strategy and Authority in decision-making. Living your design allows the body's innate knowing to guide you. This is preferable to using the deeply conditioned mind which leads you off our true path and often into dangerous territory. Switching to following the body is a difference in frequency you can FEEL in your form. Fatigue, burnout, and exhaustion are frequent body signposts when you do not manage your personal energy resources wisely. You aren't designed for the Generator lifestyle.

Photo by JovianArchive

Photo by JovianArchive

Sleep Alone

One of the more controversial (to newcomers) yet highly recommended and valuable practices the Human Design System has to offer is sleeping in your own Aura. Experiment with distancing yourself from the Aura of others at a set bedtime. Not only will this allow your system the break that it needs to discharge the energy of others, but it will allow you space and time to wind down and ease yourself into sleep.

You may find that this break gives you time for your system to settle and to clean out your Aura.

Your body can more fully recharge and rejuvenate when you are not revved up by being around others. Your sleep time is when you are most vulnerable to conditioning. Give yourself the gift of space to go to sleep alone—see how it works to improve your energy levels over time.

Strategy and Authority

Are you ready for a change in your life? Would you like to try something really different and see if it works? Follow Strategy and Authority to establish healthy boundaries around the themes of the Sacral; particularly in work, play, and sex. Rather than being always available for these things, be very discerning in using your inconsistent energy. Following Strategy and Authority are the only ways to protect you from falling into the trap of the mind and living out the homogenization of the conditioned world.

When you trust in your design, you'll get the most fulfilling life—the career, friends, experiences, places to live and lovers that are exactly right for you. Trust the process of watching rather than attempting to control your life movie. Experience your differentiation—the life you were born for, that only your authentic self can live.

A version of this article appeared originally on JovianArchive.com 

 

Human Design Parenting Benefits

It is so fascinating to begin to really see your child for who they are using the framework of the Human Design System. Would you like to recognize the beauty of their authenticity, how they are designed to be respected, and watch them blossom? When your child is raised according to their true nature, it is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling to be a parent. Understanding your child's Human Design honors them and raises them to be their own authority. Facilitating their differentiation by treating them in accordance with their design allows their uniqueness to develop fully.

The majority of us are conditioned to sameness from the moment of birth by well-meaning but unknowing (of our design and true nature) parents. Parents who have been through the system themselves and want what they think is best for us.

Our seven-centered, standard education system fosters the belief that truth can be found somewhere outside of yourself, and that decisions should be made from the mind's logic. We are often told to think things over, make a list, weigh the pros and cons, and so on. We are trained through repetition, tested in the manner that rewards accurate memory of facts, figures, logical ways of conceptualizing and communicating.

This methodology of learning can give us the notion that the most important thing is the ability to recall and repeat the facts fed to us by the collective. We are taught through experiences of standardized tests to compare ourselves to others based on the testing of our mental intelligence as the system defines it. What about emotional intelligence, survival intelligence? Rare is the teacher or school who knows how to nurture a unique being, even rarer still are those who use the Human Design System.

When we question the homogenized methods or fail them as children, we are often met with anger, ridicule or disappointment. If you do not honor your own authority then your opinion of yourself (along with your path through life) could be determined by authorities outside of you. This can lead you to experiencing a life more often filled with resistance (frustration, anger, bitterness, disappointment) rather than fulfillment (satisfaction, peace, success, delight).

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What we may be shown through attempting to conform to the homogenized world through conditioning is that the collective ideal of success leaves us feeling empty somehow. Homogenized "success" depends on our conformity to the norm which only some people are designed to excel at. Excel or not, you are ushered into even further structures (college and corporations) that tend to reward you for conforming, following and obeying. Many children are encouraged to leave behind creative dreams their elders tell them are unrealistic or don't make enough money, for careers thought to be more practical and lucrative.

When we try to conform, the experience of mediocrity or failing in the system can weigh heavily upon us. Not to mention the weight of conditioning that comes from decisions made because of adaptive strategies (improve yourself! prove yourself! as an example of the undefined ego center) derived in the openness within us.

If we deviate too far from the prescribed norm, we become intellectual or social outcasts, whether the reason is inability or simple refusal to conform. Subsequently we can be looked down upon when we say what we do when we meet someone new, or looked over if we try to re-enter the system.

fuck what people think

To someone who is firmly rooted in an understanding of and appreciation for who they are, the opinions and judgements of others mean very little. The pure frequency of such a being is not susceptible to conditioning and homogenization as is someone who is unaware. Therefore their experience of resistance in terms of anger, bitterness, frustration and disappointment does not characterize the life that they live.

By learning your child's unique Human Design and treating them accordingly, you can bestow them with the gift of self-acceptance. The gift of respecting and guiding them to treasure their uniqueness in a correct way will continue to benefit them for the rest of their life.

More and more children and young adults are discovering Human Design. Their process is much easier than the difficult experience of deconditioning that we adults have to go through. As an adult (we reach maturity at our Uranus Opposition, between 38-44 years of age) you have deeply ingrained habits learned from a lifetime of conditioning. Habits form grooves in your brain, patterns in your behavior and beliefs about what is true. It's difficult to change long-seated beliefs and patterns. The older you get, the harder it is to change. How different would life have been for you had you been parented in a way that honored the dynamics of your unique being? How different would life had been if you had known how to decide what to do?

Human Design Parenthood is Rewarding

It is no small task when we shoulder the responsibilities of parenting. We perform the privilege of guiding a unique consciousness as to how to function in this Maia - this illusion of separateness.

The life of a parent is a challenging thing. Suddenly you have a being constantly absorbing everything that you do and learning from your example by imitating. They evolve with your nurturing and are helpless in that respect. Will you nurture them to be the shining example of who they really are? Or will you mold them into the image of what you think they should be?

With awareness, the choice is clear. Now that you have Human Design, you can see the map of the energies that makes your child unique. Understanding Human Design can help you wake up to the conditioning that clouds your perception, not only of your children but of others in your life and yourself as well.

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In the first seven years of life the patterns of a child's behaviors are established. Every time you interact with a child, you create opportunities for conditioning. Conditioning (adaptive behaviors) happens when our minds try to protect the openness in our design. Elders generally feel it’s their responsibility to tell younger ones what to do - what to think, how to behave, what to feel, what to watch out for and fear. Essentially passing on a conditioned mindset they were taught rather than putting the child in touch with their unique authority.

With awareness of the openness in their design, those painful conditioned behaviors can be explained and understood. Offering unconditional love of the child through the lens of their unique Human Design and treating them accordingly is an incomparable way to nurture their abilities, talents and gifts.

 

Aware Human Design Parenting

Following your own Strategy and Authority allows you to make decisions that lead to expressing a clearer and clearer frequency of what it is to be you. Authenticity makes you a great role model for your child.

Treating your child according to their type is the most fundamental way you can honor and respect who they are. Encouraging your child to follow their unique Strategy and Authority gives them a tremendous advantage in life. Learning how to navigate decision-making for themselves and empowering them to trust that they can choose what’s right for them benefits their lives in the best way possible.

Recognizing your, and your children's, true nature through treating everyone according to their design not only helps circumvent conditioning, it shows respect. In this way, you are modeling what it means to honor each other's uniqueness.

Want a detailed description of the guiding principles of parenting according to your child's Human Design by Type? I invite you to listen to Ra Uru Hu's lectures, A Human Design Guide to Parenting.

Seeing the mechanics behind behaviors allows you to understand the cause of situations. Knowing your family's individual designs, how they interact and are affected by each other gives you the ability to understand family dynamics. This allows you to use specific solutions for their individual needs rather than using homogenized, conditioned responses.

Human Design can bring you relief as it shows you why you may be extra-sensitive to your child's emotions or they to yours. It can show why this child is clingy and why that one is so independent, ending the comparison of ever thinking or saying, “Why can't you be like so-and-so?” It can help you accept and nurture what makes your children so special and unique, empowering them to be themselves.

Once you have the foundation of Strategy and Authority established, you’re ready for the next steps. Examine their Profile for an understanding of the costume they wear, and address their Personal Health Strategy. I highly recommend Jovian's Parenting Package for comprehensive education on how to raise your child according to their unique design. This is particularly helpful if you have multiple children and not enough money to buy each a reading. Personally I found this package very helpful in raising my own child. If you would like personal guidance in looking at your child, I offer a special on kid's readings (ages 0-29) you can sign up for in the graphic above.

There is no greater gift for a child than to be seen, loved, accepted and respected for who they are by their parents. With Human Design, you can give your children this gift. Understanding the dynamics at play means more opportunities to exhibit genuine expressions of caring, compassion, kindness and love; especially during moments when stress levels are up.

Would you like to read more free content that dives into how to parent your child by Type? I have also shared my personal Human Design Parenting experience. Are you ready to empower your parenting and your child?

By Andrea Abay-Abay

A version of this article originally appeared on JovianArchive.com home of the Human Design System

Ready to Stop Agonizing over your Love Relationships?

Discover how you are Designed to be Different from your Partner

It's time to stop the blame game, the fault finding and guilt tripping. Differences are seen in our mechanics. Get your Human Design chart and settle in for some #freeHD time. Are you ready to learn how to accept and love yourself and your partner?

How do we Connect with Human Design in Relationships?

Video by International Human Design School certified Guide, Professional Relationship Analyst, Andrea Abay-Abay. 

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How Do You Know Your Ideal Work Identity and Direction?

"What is my ideal role at work?" No matter your design, BG5 can answer this question as a piece of the puzzle that helps to clarify your career path. Understanding your Identity and Direction from the BG5 framework brings self-empowerment and helps you recognize how you are here to share your direction and identity at work. Acceptance of your strengths or recognizing your shadows here has the potential to generate your/your team’s identity and lead your team in a successful direction.

In BG5, one of the primary ways we describe how a person is designed to operate is through what we call Functions.

Functions and their Shadows are two of the 16 Success Codes we analyze to determine the most direct path to success for you as a unique individual. You can find out how all your Functions operate by ordering a Career Map or the Complete Success Code Report and taking a look at Success Codes 9 and 10. The Functions that define your consistent strengths are revealed in Success Code 9.

There are nine Functions in a person’s career design, which are a key aspect of how they operate.

One of the key elements to look at when analyzing someone’s BG5 Career Design is how an individual can best utilize each of their nine Functions. At the core of your Career Design is the Identity and Direction Function. This Function gives you profound insights into how you are uniquely designed to express your role individually or in groups as a transmitter or receiver of the possible directions we are designed to travel in work and life.

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Success Code 10 shows us Functions as “Shadows and Distractions.”

These shadows can be your biggest decision-making pitfalls. But with awareness, they can become your greatest source of wisdom and potential profit. In this BG5 article, we will cover how the Identity and Direction Function can operate in a fixed way (listed under Success Code 9) and how it can function in a flexible way (listed under Success Code 10 as “Role Confusion”).

 

Your BG5 Identity and Direction Function:

  • Can determine the role you’re here to play

  • Gives you a clear sense of Self

  • Guides generation and manifestation of individuals and teams

  • Holds six characteristics that are essential to  small business success

The key for the Identity and Direction Function in either code 9 or 10 is to act in agreement with your Decision-Making Strategy. You can reference Success Code 3 for more information about your personal Decision-Making Strategy. Your Decision-Making Strategy is the way you are intended to make the right decision at the right time. Making choices you trust with confidence leads you to a better quality of life and improved bottom-line.

 

BG5 Work Success Code 9:

Identity and Direction Function—Having a Fixed Role At Work

When "Identity and Direction" is listed under Functions on your BG5 Career Map, you have a fixed and defined personality, and you have the ability to lead, even change the direction of others. You may find it helpful to look deeper into the characteristics or strengths that originate from this function to get a better sense of what your role is in a small group.

Rejecting your personal role that comes naturally to you can result in loss of self-confidence and fulfilling your unique potential. Being able to clearly recognize when it’s time to follow your path and let others follow theirs can be a relief. Too many people are caught up in the suffering that comes from trying to be successful at what they are not designed to be fulfilled by in their career. The seduction of what your mind thinks is important can lead you down that path; if you regularly feel frustrated, bitter, angry or disappointed it’s a sign that you made a wrong turn and it’s time to get back on the path that’s right for you.

 

BG5 Work Success Code 10:

The Shadow & Distraction of Role Confusion

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If your Identity and Direction Function shows up instead as Role Confusion under Success Code 10, it means this functions operates inconsistently for you. The good news is that your design in an organization could offer the perfect solution when:

  • Someone needs to step in and evaluate the direction

  • Someplace needs to be assessed for its appropriateness for an event

  • Flexibility is needed when dealing with different strong personalities
     

On the flip side, your sensitivity to place can distract you, and you may tend to:
 

BG5 Identity and Direction Workshop
  • Be confused about your role

  • Feel uncomfortable and need to change places

  • Continually change directions, causing instability

The flexibility your Identity provides you the ability to adroitly adapt to varying characters or paths in life, trying on different roles, hoping for the right fit. If this search is obsessive and determines your decision-making, it could undermine your success. Your gift is that of the consummate chameleon and can make a remarkably talented actor. You tend to be able to get along with many different kinds of people and the friends you have may not necessarily get along with each other.

For some people, not knowing what to be is a strong theme. It is essential in this case for you never to give authority over what your role is to anyone else. When you take on the wrong role, it’s like wearing a suit off the rack as compared to a custom-tailored piece that fits you perfectly.

No matter the configuration of your Identity and Direction Function, you are perfectly designed as you are. Remember you have certain areas that are actively energized and fixed while others are open to experiencing the myriad possibilities and potentials that you can learn from and grow wise about over time. Your greatest shadows have the greatest wisdom potential, and in fact, your greatest profit potentials as well.

BG5 can lead you to a successful life filled with satisfaction, doing what you love. For a deeper understanding of this Function register for our Identity and Direction Workshop part of the BG5 Business Institute's NEW “Unleash Your Profit Potential Workshop Series.”

Are you ready to fulfill your highest purpose to improve both your bottom line and our world?

by Andrea Abay-Abay
Human Design Analyst, Teacher, and BG5 Career & Business Consultant

Special Offer: Get a 5 Career Overview Strategy Sessions for 5 people plus a group session on how you are designed to work together for only $600!
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Why the Demise of Brangelina May Have Happened: A look with Human Design

Photo via MyBodygraph.com

Photo via MyBodygraph.com

The Demise of Brangelina - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Human Design Connection chart


"Jolie and Pitt married on August 23, 2014, at their estate Château Miraval in Correns, France. She subsequently took on the name "Jolie Pitt". After two years of marriage, the couple separated in September 2016; in her divorce filing, Jolie requested physical custody of their children." Wikipedia

 

After nearly ten years in the spotlight, "super-couple" Brad and Angelina Jolie-Pitt, American actors, were married yet only three years later, divorce was in the air. 

Here are their individual Human Design Charts (links allow you to save then to your free online Human Design software):

Angelina is a Martyr - Heretic (3/5) Profile, Split Definition Manifesting Generator with Emotional Authority on the Right Angle Cross of Consciousness (35/5 | 63/64) https://www.mybodygraph.com/share/2322154c6611ed28e4

Brad is an Opportunist - Role Model (4/6) Profile, Single Definition Projector with Splenic Authority on the Right Angle Cross of Eden (11/12 | 6/36) https://www.mybodygraph.com/share/2321954c6614264870

As the two dominant Aura Types on the planet, Generators and Projectors often can be found in pair bonding - with the Projector acting as a natural guide for the Generator's powerful energy.

With her Emotional, Sacral, Heart, and Throat centers defined, Angelina must have been irresistible for Brad with everything open but his Root and Splenic centers. Likely Angelina found a sense of security in his defined Splenic center. They both define the Root center on their own.

What's your assessment - who's in charge here, and why did they have issues in their relationship?

Here's a recent recording of my free (to clients and students) study group

In this excerpt of a live Study Group on Composite Human Design Charts, we look at Angelina as an example. I share a little bit of insight into Angelina Jolie's relationship with Brad Pitt, and briefly look at her previous relationships as well as Mom & Dad.

Don't know who they are? (Really!?)
See "Brangelina" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brangelina

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Discovering Human Design - A Projector's Experience - By Andrea Abay-Abay

This article was originally posted on my HumanDesignProjectors.com blog in summer of 2014. It was republished on JovianArchive.com before they put an ad out for a social media content creator, and one of my instructors (A Cross of the Sphinx) aked me if I'd like to apply. That changed my life radically, leading me on the path to be the Analyst and Teacher I am today. For those of you who are searching for answers, I hope this remembrance of what it was like for me to begin my Human Design experience inspires some Hope in you to dig into your own experiment. With Love, Andrea <3

August 2014:

I was invited into Human Design a few years ago by someone who guessed I was a Generator from what he knew of me. He ran my chart, which showed I was one of a new Type of human that started appearing here in 1781 - a Projector. He then said emphatically "You NEED to know this stuff!”. I ordered the Definitive Book of Human Design, got a reading, and my deconditioning journey began.

Since discovering Human Design, I have listened to and watched thousands of hours material, mainly from the Jovian Archive Media Library in the free as well as paid areas of the site, but also learning through many personal readings, coaching sessions and taking classes from certified analysts like Genoa BlivenKumud KabirDarshana MatthewsBecky MarkleyLasita Shalev and Carol Zimmerman.

I just re-took the foundation classes with Bethi Black at an in-person Human Design Intensive in Mount Shasta. This training blew me away in terms of my understanding of how I really am designed to function. Though I loved the convenience of the online foundation classes I’d taken over a year, now that I was more comfortable with the terminology, condensing that knowledge into a shorter time span and adding the in-aura interaction into my process allowed for a breakthrough in my understanding that I needed and am incredibly grateful for.

Some Human Design material I have reviewed several times over to absorb deeper meaning. Human Design uses the English language creatively to interpret the energy present in a graphical representation synthesizing major exoteric and esoteric sciences in order to understand the forces that make us who we are. Despite my years of study, after this week’s Intensive I feel like I just woke up to my design and am hearing so many things as if for the very first time. I'm in awe as I observe my body’s movements and have a visceral feeling of the practical applications that the Human Design System has in my life.

I know I can remember now to follow my Projector strategy of waiting to be recognized and invited into the big decisions in life – those critical, life altering decisions of where to live, who to love, what to do for work. I know I can wait now for clarity over time through the emotional wave of my defined solar plexus before actually moving forward with those big decisions.  

In practice, this is a far cry from the old me who would constantly strategize about my future or jump the gun on decisions. Not only would my mind scheme and manipulate, it would initiate big changes spontaneously because of the intense feelings I was experiencing in my powerful, mutating Solar Plexus Center, the source of my own inner authority, the one place in my design where I am designed to make decisions - the one place that I had been deeply conditioned NOT to trust.

Now I know how to wait. My waiting is interesting, it is active. I am never bored as I watch my movie. I am actively waiting. Waiting for clarity. Waiting for fulfillment. Waiting for the perfect timing of movement.

This looks like a more introspective me in conversations, with far more patience when it comes to big decisions. I know to wait - not to try to force anything or figure things out - though putting it into practice is much easier said than done, and I consistently catch my mind as I fall into old patterns of behaving. I know to hold back from jumping in to answer other's questions without being asked. I know to restrain from doing things without being asked. And I know that I don’t have to do everything that people ask me in order to prove myself. I know these things, but breaking the habits of my “Not-Self” way of being takes time, and I’m not there yet when it comes to the everyday patterns of my life.

However...The awareness and release from this constant pressure of conditioned behavior is a relief beyond words. That pressure that I have felt all my life to prove that I am capable, that I am worthy, that I am loveable, that I am good enough - that pressure was slowly but surely killing me.

As a child I was told constantly that I could do anything I put my mind to. Such a well-meaning and positive sounding phrase! Yet the things that I expressed that I wanted to do most were dismissed as unrealistic fantasy by that same advisor who told me what I should do instead.

Growing up as the eldest, I was used to fulfilling high expectations and being bragged about by my family, step-family and in-laws, to the point that I found much of my value in achievements and in how other people saw me. My self-worth was deeply dependent on what I thought others thought of me.

I suspected at times that the constant pressure to prove myself was detrimental... yet I didn't know how to turn it off or how else I was supposed to be!

When I turned 30, seven years ago, I consciously became aware of the frenzied pattern of over achievement that I had grown accustomed to as a problem. I knew that I had this energy within me, pushing me to be ambitious, to constantly achieve in order to prove myself, to work hard to become smarter, faster, better, stronger, more beautiful, more sexy, to take immediate action. This energy, that is not who I really was, pushed me to set my mind to do something and make it happen, to force success. 

Sometimes it worked. I had a long list of accomplishments to justify my time, my worth, my value, my importance. They became resume boosters in several careers that weren't right for me, as I struggled to be consistent; to be busy, to be productive, and most importantly, to be hard-working. To live up to society's’ expectations. I was completely ignorant of my lack of life force energy to work and overworked my body. I pushed myself at the detriment of my health to accomplish, to acquire more, to achieve the American Dream.

What I learned was that my happy feelings of accomplishment didn’t last for long; chasing my many dreams burned me out to the point of extreme overwhelm, constant exhaustion and deep, debilitating depression. Even though I got everything I thought I wanted, I was bitter inside.

Now, I see that those thirty plus years of the recurring feeling of not-worthiness was a by-product of my personality pushing my body to do things it didn’t want to really do, and my bio-form just couldn’t operate correctly because of my blindness to my own inner truth. I had collected so many new experiences and accomplished so many amazing things, yet I never felt successful even when I did seem to have it all.

I see now how open and vulnerable I was to the conditioning field of the people around me and the way that I was raised. My own incompetence (though I blamed it on others) made me into something I was not. In my over-eagerness to please the people I loved, to prove myself and to be loved, trying to be what I was not led me to living a negatively conditioned “Not-Self” life. My expectations of myself and the expectations of others were pressures I forced myself to meet and if I couldn’t… well, I sure didn’t handle it gracefully, to say the very least.

As a Not-Self human I rarely made decisions from a place of calm or clarity - my decisions were generally impulsive, when I was either very up or very down emotionally. I ended up regretting so many of them very, very deeply - some of these decisions haunted me for years. I am designed to make mistakes and learn from them, but boy, some of my learning experiences were doozies and I would not wish them on anyone. 

Despite the innate resilience that is hard-wired into my design, I got to the point where I nearly killed myself. With similar chart aspects to the recently self-deceased Robin Williams, (“Individual circuitry”, “Split Definition” and “Emotionally Defined”), I had huge waves of powerful emotions, never felt whole when I was alone and often experienced the melancholy and sometimes depression that pulses through my being.

The ache of an individual without the ability to express it’s uniqueness can drain the life out of you when not understood, and can lead to intense feelings of loneliness that may have tragic endings for a Not-Self being. When that mutating pulse is understood and honored, it could instead lead to things like deep inner truth, innovative thinking and insight, intense creativity, radical change, higher knowing, and authentic direction. When you discover the truth about yourself, you are given the keys to unlocking your true potential and living the fullness of a life you were truly born for.

For 35 years I worked hard at making my life a success, wanting to accept and love myself, but looking in the mirror with unconditional love was just not possible. Rejection of self is a difficult place from which to learn how to behave. The pain from the countless mistakes I've made over the years through my trial and error learning process made it truly challenging for me to forgive, accept and love myself without guilt or trying to change anything.

It took heart-wrenching events of deep personal loss for me to really see the patterning of my experiences and to try to break it. Without Human Design to help me understand the program I was living and the reasons for my bitter predicament, who knows how much longer I would have chosen to live here. With Human Design I know I can peel back the layers of Not-Self to begin living as who I truly am and find the sweetness of success that I desire and was born for.

After hitting rock-bottom, I escaped the low-land city life that was not correct for me and moved to the mountains, focusing on being in nature, meditation and studying to get back to myself. Human Design was the major tool that allowed me to finally understand my life and brought the light of hope back into it, allowing me to function again.

With Human Design, I immediately knew I had had finally found the keys to mastering my life and what made other people tick. Now that I've been experimenting with the system for a few years, and after being invited several times to write about it, I know I can finally speak up and share my individual knowing to make a contribution.

Honoring the deep call from within to understand the way the world works in terms of the illusion we are living, I have decided to commit my life fully to learning and sharing this work and my process with others when recognized and invited.

The vast majority of you who might be reading this will not need the kind of intense study in Design that I did to see results. All it takes is finding out your Type, Strategy and Authority and beginning your own experiment by testing it to see how it works. Human Design is not a belief system. It is a way of understanding the mechanics of the forces around us that shape who we all are.

As a Projector, I am designed to love and master systems. During my first year of living my experiment and studying design, I experienced major "shattering" of many beliefs about myself, the world and others that I had stubbornly clung onto as truth. It was really hard at times; I felt very confused and there was A LOT of crying!

As a solar plexus defined being, with emotional cognition, I'm a highly emotional person – something I was always ashamed of. Starting as early as a young teenager I was prescribed powerful medications (which I could never consistently take) that just were not right for my sensitive system. Several important people in my life constantly pushed medication on me and sometimes I gave in just to please them. I didn’t trust my emotions and the people closest to me didn’t trust me because of them. They just couldn’t.

As the messenger of Human Design, Ra Uru Hu would say at times after delivering a particular bit of information “It is what it is” or "What to do?” Whether you are emotionally defined and feeling your own powerful waves of emotion or not emotionally defined and amplifying the emotions of those around you, there's nothing you can do but learn about your design, so that you can understand the mechanics to ride the waves of emotions, “Live Your Design” and through it all, "Love Yourself.” Human Design has shown me how to do that and I know it can do that for you too if you are ready for this knowledge.

No matter what my re-birthed form looks and behaves like, and on whatever mountain she will end up (I am designed to function optimally in the mountains), I finally get what “passenger consciousness” means experientially and I am enjoying the movie of what it is to be human in my own form.

Now I want to ask you a few questions.

Would you like to know who you really are?

Would you like to see your true strengths and gifts?

Would you like to know what your Life Purpose really is?

Would you like to live life as the person you were born to be?

If you answered positively to these questions I invite you to join me on a journey of deconditioning yourself of the negative beliefs and incorrect behaviors that in all probability make up the bulk of who you think you are.

Get your Human Design Chart to find out your Type, Strategy and Authority now so that you can begin your own Human Design experiment to truly wake up to what you really are. I highly recommend a personal reading with a professionally trained analyst; all have had at least 3.5 years of deconditioning and intense immersion in the authentic version of this knowledge as it was given to Ra Uru Hu, the original messenger of this work who brought it forth into the world.  

Whatever path you take, the sooner you understand your design’s Strategy and Authority and implement this understanding in your life to begin your experiment, the sooner you can stop living a Not-Self life and live out your authentic uniqueness.

Isn’t it time to live the life you were designed for and experience the satisfaction, success, peace or surprise that you crave?

Andrea-Abay-Abay-Human-Design-Analyst

The Signposts of Not-Self Generosity

Have you been indulging in Not-Self generosity?

"What exactly do you mean by that?" you may be wondering.

The Not-Self is what we refer to the adaptive strategies derived from the openness in your Human Design, where your mind that can cause you to make decisions that are not in alignment with your true nature. Not-Self has a sinister sound to it when you don't know what it means. Sometimes people get confused and think that anything coming from the openness is bad—as if the openness is not part of the totality of you.

You cannot separate yourself from your openness. This receptivity is an integral part of you. It is where you experience life, where experiences nourish you. Here is where you can learn, grow, and develop wisdom.

But oh, am I familiar with the suffering that comes from Not-Self. For example, let’s take my undefined Heart's Not-Self generosity: 

  • Saying I would when I wasn't sure I could, then not being able to keep a promise and ending up feeling like crap.
  • Thinking I have to go above and beyond what is needed, constantly overcompensating to prove my value.
  • Not stopping at the specified time for a massage session as a young therapist, for example, even if I was tired.
  • Not being satisfied with a good enough piece of writing, but spending ridiculous hours stressing over perfectionism.
  • I remember in school—if I couldn't do a homework project perfectly to my liking, I wouldn't even turn it in and preferred an F to getting a B!
  • Settling for whatever (or whoever) came my way, expecting less than I deserve because my mind didn't believe I was worthy of anything more and was afraid that if I asked, I would be turned down or miss out.

From mothers to service professionals to athletes to people working in the corporate world, approximately 65% are dealing with this Undefined Heart Center conditioning in their lives. How much of an effect does the open Heart have on the professional landscape where so many of us are trying to prove ourselves all the time?

Thanks to discovering Human Design, I recognized mentally that the Not-Self adaptive strategies of my mind had a firm hold on my life, yet still, I was powerless to stop them from influencing me. However, in the course of my experimentation, the decisions slowly stopped coming from a place of Not-Self automatic reflex. I began to recognize what it felt like when decisions started coming from what my Solar Plexus was telling me, once I got invited to the big things in life (for a Projector like myself, this is critical).

I know I can't help undergoing my trial and error process of making personal mistakes, as a 3rd line Personality. At the beginning of my experiment, the overwhelming realization of it all hit me like a ton of bricks. The magnitude of the apparent difficulty of getting to live out my true nature discouraged me. The Not-Self cry, "why me?!" of my 3rd-line Martyr Personality was in full effect.

Though it has gotten easier over time, there are still a lot of adaptive strategies of the "Not-Self" going on over here in my movie and of the people I've seen come to me. Read on to discover how Not-Self generosity has shown up in my life, and perhaps you can recognize it in yours.

Photo via JovianArchive.com

Here's a little keynoting along with my experience of my undefined Centers, and the Not-Self generosities I recognized. I've added the BG5 signposts as well; BG5 is the career and business application of the Human Design System.

Head Center: Inspiration

Not-Self Themes: Occupied with questions that don't matter
I recognized that discovering inner truth and what is truly inspiring through collaboration with others in relationships is what I'm driven consciously to learn (Personality Moon in 61.3 Interdependence)
Not-Self generosity: Trying to provide answers to other people's questions without being invited first
BG5 Signpost: Losing Focus
If it were completely open: Not knowing what is interesting

Ajna Center: Conceptualization

Not-Self Themes: Pretending that I am mentally certain
I recognized early on that my completely open Ajna simply can't get enough of the concepts in Human Design. Is this something that works, that I can finally be confident about? Through my experimentation and repeated feedback over the years from others; so far, so good.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things like taking in other's concepts in conversation and pretending to be confident about what's going on without first being positive that I am and that the concepts are right for me.
BG5 Signpost: Conceptually defensive
My Signpost as it is completely open: Not knowing what to think

Heart Center: Willpower

Not-Self Themes: Trying to prove/improve myself
I recognize that my undefined ego dances between wanting to be in control and feeling out of control. I tend towards withdrawing from the material path (Personality Venus in 21.3 Powerlessness) with a lifelong habit of endless education, because I love to learn new things as someone born in the Quarter of Initiation, with my purpose fulfilled through Mind. I walk a fine line here, though, because that little center longs for continuous self-improvement and loves certifications that show I've accomplished something that proves my value.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things for others just to prove something I think I want to be (a good person, smart enough, and worthy, for example).
BG5 Signpost: Overcompensating
If it were completely open: Not knowing what is worthy

Sacral Center: Power of Fertility

Not-Self Theme: Not knowing when enough is enough
I recognize that my undefined sacral center is a HUGE source of conditioning and Not-Self generosity. With eight dormant potentials, this has been one of my hardest challenges. Thankfully, I can say I'm getting over the workaholic addiction, not thanks to my mind, though. My body got to the point where it no longer tolerated overwork. No longer can I push through the fatigue or pain of overworking myself, no matter what my mind wants to prove. This body does not want to sit at the computer for hours on end anymore! It won't.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things (work/sex/play) without boundaries around my time and without honoring my body's fatigue levels
BG5 Signpost: Over-Zealousness
If it were completely open: Not knowing what to use energy for

Splenic Center: Body Consciousness

Not-Self Theme: Holding on to what isn't good for me
I recognize my mind rigidly holds on to people, places, and things long after they are no longer right for me. Knowing who/where/what is healthy for me and worth holding on to is something I'm here to learn to be wise about.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things that help me hold on to who/where/what, even when it is time to let go of them because they no longer serve my highest good.
BG5 Signpost: Lack of flexibility
If it were completely open: Not knowing what to fear

Occupied with questions that don't matter
I recognized that discovering inner truth and what is truly inspiring through collaboration with others in relationships is what I'm driven consciously to learn (Personality Moon in 61.3 Interdependence)
Not-Self generosity: Trying to provide answers to other people's questions without being invited first
BG5 Signpost: Losing Focus
If it were completely open: Not knowing what is interesting

Ajna Center: Conceptualization

Not-Self Themes: Pretending that I am mentally certain
I recognized early on that my completely open Ajna simply can't get enough of the concepts in Human Design. Is this something that works, that I can finally be confident about? Through my experimentation and repeated feedback over the years from others; so far, so good.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things like taking in other's concepts in conversation and pretending to be confident about what's going on without first being positive that I am and that the concepts are right for me.
BG5 Signpost: Conceptually defensive
My Signpost as it is completely open: Not knowing what to think

Heart Center: Willpower

Not-Self Themes: Trying to prove/improve myself
I recognize that my undefined ego dances between wanting to be in control and feeling out of control. I tend towards withdrawing from the material path (Personality Venus in 21.3 Powerlessness) with a lifelong habit of endless education, because I love to learn new things as someone born in the Quarter of Initiation, with my purpose fulfilled through Mind. I walk a fine line here, though, because that little center longs for continuous self-improvement and loves certifications that show I've accomplished something that proves my value.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things for others just to prove something I think I want to be (a good person, smart enough, and worthy, for example).
BG5 Signpost: Overcompensating
If it were completely open: Not knowing what is worthy

Sacral Center: Power of Fertility

Not-Self Theme: Not knowing when enough is enough
I recognize that my undefined sacral center is a HUGE source of conditioning and Not-Self generosity. With eight dormant potentials, this has been one of my hardest challenges. Thankfully, I can say I'm getting over the workaholic addiction, not thanks to my mind, though. My body got to the point where it no longer tolerated overwork. No longer can I push through the fatigue or pain of overworking myself, no matter what my mind wants to prove. This body does not want to sit at the computer for hours on end anymore! It won't.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things (work/sex/play) without boundaries around my time and without honoring my body's fatigue levels
BG5 Signpost: Over-Zealousness
If it were completely open: Not knowing what to use energy for

Splenic Center: Body Consciousness

Not-Self Theme: Holding on to what isn't good for me
I recognize my mind rigidly holds on to people, places, and things long after they are no longer right for me. Knowing who/where/what is healthy for me and worth holding on to is something I'm here to learn to be wise about.
Not-Self generosity: Doing things that help me hold on to who/where/what, even when it is time to let go of them because they no longer serve my highest good.
BG5 Signpost: Lack of flexibility
If it were completely open: Not knowing what to fear

Here are the other Centers:

Throat Center: Communication and Manifestation

Not-Self Theme: Trying to attract attention
Not-Self generosity: Doing things to communicate or manifest
BG5 Signpost: Trying to be the Star
If it's completely open: Not knowing what to say

G Center: Love, Identity and Direction

Not-Self Theme: Trying to find direction and love
Not-Self generosity: Doing things in alignment with others' direction or for their love
BG5 Signpost: Role confusion/Lack of direction
If it's completely open: Not knowing what to be

Solar Plexus Center: Emotional / Spirit Consciousness

Not-Self Theme: Avoiding confrontation and truth
Not-Self generosity: Playing nice (and not standing up for your truth when it's time to do so as not to disturb others)
BG5 Signpost: Touchy and nervous
If it's completely open: Not knowing what to feel

Root Center: Physical Adrenalized Pressure

Not-Self Theme: Always in a hurry to be free of the pressure
Not-Self generosity: Getting things done super fast though it may be stressful for you and others around you
BG5 Signpost: In too much of a hurry
If it's completely open: Not knowing when to hurry

In a split definition (two areas of colored in Centers disconnected from each other) like mine, the Not-Self strategies have a focus in the bridging areas between my two areas of Definition. In my case, the channel of Transitoriness (Gates 36-35) or being a "Jack of all Trades" is one way I have been keen on bringing my Definitions together. Now through my Human Design education and BG5 courses, I know I'm here to be a specialist at advising others, rather than being the one to do everything myself and try to be available for all things and all people.

Those whispers of the Not-Self mind that are always wondering and worrying are now drowned out by the clarity of my emotions. No matter how loud my mind gets inside, I know to wait for the invitation and to move forward when I feel clarity. And I know that even if things appear to go "wrong" or I've made a mistake, I've gained valuable experience that brings wisdom to my process and for others to draw from.

Nowadays the Not-Self machinations of my mind are sometimes quite funny, and they are easier to recognize with detachment and not act on. I know I'm helpless to go through the Deconditioning process just like everyone else.

My mind became obsessed with looking at and trying to figure out other people through this new Human Design lens right away, and years later I still feel awe knowing how much more there is to know. I know it's not about taking more and more classes—which I still can't get enough of yet! It's about putting that knowledge into practice, taking it to the streets, where the rubber meets the road, and using it—not only in my life but other people's lives as well.

Hopefully, me sharing my story with these centers can help empower you in your own experiment. How do we end the suffering caused by Not-Self generosity? Through practicing with our Strategy and Authority in decision-making. I hope your experiment is helping bring your shadows to light so that you can find the wisdom potential. I hope that you find the freedom from suffering because of the Not-Self. Thank goodness for Strategy and Authority to help guide our decisions!

by Andrea Abay-Abay

A version of this article was originally published on JovianArchive.com.

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Five Important Reasons to Take Live Online Human Design Classes Now

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Five Important Reasons to Take Live Online Human Design Classes Now

How many times have you bought a book and not finished it? I know you are busy. Life gets in the way of your best intentions, and learning is rarely a priority on your to-do list when there’s so much else pulling at you.

At Human Design Life, we use a better format for learning than buying a book that collects dust on the shelf, or even those large educational sites like Udemy and Lynda.  Our live online courses are interactive yet recorded just in case, with a group forum for participation during and after your experience. Would you like to schedule in your personal self-improvement efforts and be supported in your commitment to an inspirational education that can help you grow?

Here are the practical reasons you'll want to take Live Human Design Courses:

  • You're statistically about 75% more likely to finish your course.
  • You're going to have the support of meeting other people in Human Design.
  • You're going to be able to participate live and get your questions answered as they come up, thereby learning better from the interactive experience.
  • You're going to pay a lot less than what you would if you were taking it privately, and the live interaction enriches the group experience.

Live classes such as Living Your Design and Rave ABC's count towards higher level certifications if it’s right for you to answer the call to become a Human Design Professional.

I’ve been teaching the first official step in the Human Design System educational curriculum, "Living Your Design," for over two years now with more than fifty participants. These live online courses have had near 90% completion rates. Between 50-60% attended every single live class; the rest watched recordings (due to time zone differences, travel and work schedules, etc.). We have a private Facebook group to connect and share before, during and after classes.

I don’t know many online teachers who offer live webcams during their classes. Living Your Design is different and requires personalized experiences provided by live interaction. I’m committed to offering this class live in person or online. (If you're ever in Mount Shasta and want a reading or private class, feel free to send me your design ahead of time and invite me to meet up with you.)

Online, I give you the option of both live webcam or just audio in addition to chat - because the two LYD classes I did without video, although great, did not feel as engaged or profound as all the other classes I did with video as an option.

I now use a special internet webinar software that has the least amount of lag (this is not Google-Hangouts!), and all classes are automatically recorded in case you want to review them again later. Feeling shy and don't want to be on camera or audio? No worries, there's live chat as well. Plus you get pdf downloads of the slides we use in class.

If finances are an issue, compared to the prices of one-on-one,  you can’t beat live classroom interaction with real-time Q&A. It's like getting a Human Design Chart reading spread out over two months. I do live screen sharing of interactive Human Design bodygraphs on the fly. Looking at each other's charts in this way helps us all learn, and it’s great fun too!

Would you like to join any upcoming courses I'm conducting by request for Spring 2017? Here are the available courses:

Living Your Design: A Cellular Transformation

Take the first step in your official Human Design Educational Journey

Take the first step in your official Human Design Educational Journey

Description: The Living Your Design Workshop is a transformational awakening opportunity that can change your life if you decide to enter the Human Design experiment. Open to anyone without prerequisites; this workshop teaches the essential foundations of Human Design. 

The Human Design System empowers you to know yourself. Take this opportunity to discover and live according to your authentic self. Do you know how to make choices you trust? Where you get thrown off-track? Do you know how to recognize what is correct for you? The information and exercises in this program delivered weekly over two months are designed to shatter the suffering of who you think you are and help you get aligned with your core essence. 

The Living Your Design Awakening Program can be of tremendous benefit in deepening your understanding of your Strategy and Authority and the pain of the conditioning you have experienced. It can assist you with your personal experimentation as well as clarify what it means for you to “live your design.” This Living Your Design course leads you down an incredible path of self-discovery and knowledge. Although a Human Design reading is not required, it is encouraged before or during this program. 

Living Your Design Awakening Program Content:

  • What Human Design is & Why to Experiment
  • The 9 Centers, How they Function and signposts of Alignment or not
  • The Aura Types, Strategies, and Inter-Type interaction
  • How Authority is activated and followed in correct decision-making

PreRequisites: None

Required Materials: Living Your Design Manual
Recommended: Human Design Overview or Foundation Reading

Next Group is forming for eight consecutive Saturdays at 10 am Pacific. Sign-Up Now!


Official Human Design Training: Rave ABC's

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New class forming now!

Although it may be enough for you to go through the experience of the Living Your Design Awakening program, for some people it is just the beginning. Many students who are passionate about learning more about themselves find the Human Design System provides accurate answers. Whether you want to become a certified professional or simply more informed in using this system for yourself, the Rave ABC's course is the next step. 

Rave ABC’s is the first level of the IHDS professional and general educational tracks. This course is designed to satisfy your curiosity about the basics revealed in a bodygraph. It also provides the required educational foundation for your development as a skilled analyst, Living Your Design Guide, and the many other possible avenues you can explore beyond.

In the Rave ABC's we will discuss more of the origins of Human Design. We'll also delve deeper into the fundamental components that make up the profound synthesis known as the Human Design System. Rave ABC's is designed to show how all these pieces fit together to form the bodygraph and help you begin the process of learning how to analyze a chart.

Official Human Design Training: Rave ABC's Content:

  • Black – Red, Personality and Design
  • Circuits and Circuitry
  • Hexagram Structure

Prerequisites:

Human Design Foundation Reading
Living Your Design: A Cellular Transformation

Required Materials: Rave ABC Student Manual; recommended MMI Software Student Edition


How You're Designed To Love and Be Love

If you are familiar with your design (you've been studying and experimenting, have a foundation reading and taken any or all of the foundation classes) and are still confused about understanding relationships, this is for you. Get ready to learn how you are designed to experience love and make decisions you trust when it comes to your romantic relationships.

I'm a split definition Projector. As a basic split Emotional Advisor, I'm designed to be an excellent guide and teach others what it takes to be in a relationship because I have experienced many of the mistakes in a relationship yet have a genetic imperative to work things out. Using the power of the Human Design System helps you discover the gift of acceptance and fulfillment in your romantic relationships.

Would you like to:

  • Learn about how the different definitions are designed to relate to each other?
  • Discover your "Love Gates" - find out how you are designed to be "turned on" when it comes to love relationships?
  • Understand where you are open to amplifying the love gates?
  • Recognize how you can get pulled away from the kind of love that is authentic and correct for you to experience?

A free introductory webinar is scheduled for February 14th at 12 pm Pacific.

When you commit to classes that take place consistently on a certain day and time, and there’s community, live interaction and Q&A about your real-world issues, you are far more likely to show up. The group participation and feeling of camaraderie means you will not only schedule the time for learning; but you will also participate when it's right for you, and get a whole lot more out of the experience. 

If you do want to learn something new and have it make the biggest impact in your life, live courses are the way to go. Ready to join us?

 

Happy Human Design Rave New Year!

Gate 41 "Contraction" the Gate of Decrease Line 1 "Reasonableness"

Happy Rave New Year!

Last Moments of the 2016 Rave Year! What would you like to share with the Human Design Community about this past day with the Sun in Gate 60, line 6... or the past year in general? Let's ring in the 2017 Rave New Year together and explore the new Jovian Archive site!

Posted by Andréa Abay-Abay on Saturday, January 21, 2017

How To Best Use Your Energy To Make Money AND Do What You Love!

Dear Human Design Friends,

Are you busy next week Tuesday?

Better question: what've you got planned next week to level up your profit potential... to build a work life worth living...and to get the fulfillment that gives you that amazing feeling of SUCCESS?

I ask because there's this very cool BG5 workshop happening on January 24th, 2017.

It's called:

“How To Best Use Your Energy To Make Money AND Do What You Love!"

And my colleague Karen Sherwood is hosting it.

Karen is the BG5 program director and teacher at the BG5 Business Institute.

She's got a solid foundation in the world of BG5 + knows the art of career consulting like the back of her hand.

And she's learned it all from a lot of studying, testing, trying, re-testing, and perfecting.

I want to point this out to you for this reason:

If you're NEW to BG5 (the career and business application of the Human Design System)...it can feel overwhelming to start, especially from the Career standpoint.

BG5 is very powerful.

The world of business can very competitive.

And you've got to get the basics of your design down if you want to see results.

Which is why Karen and I are offering this high action LIVE BG5 workshop next week.

So - if you find yourself feeling lost and not sure how to start on the path to success - join us.

It's 100% free.

It's 100% online.

And it's 100% actionable! No esoteric mumbo jumbo. Karen and I are ready to get you started with the right BG5 tools AND resources to rock your career design strategy.

Would you like to make next week an incredibly productive one for your career direction and business profitability?

Join us for a crash course in BG5 Foundations and how this knowledge can improve your life.

Hope to see you there!

Andréa Abay-Abay
BG5 Career & Business Consultant Human Design Analyst Living Your Design Guide