Introduction to Centers
of the Human Design BodyGraph
BY ANDREA ABAY-ABAY
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 consistent, reliable expression of your natal imprinting - 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.
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 the Human Design System.
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, 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 highest potential.
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.
This series of Human Design articles 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. Read each article with awareness and contemplation of your Human Design Chart to enhance your journey of deconditioning and the awakening to the illusion of the Maia, otherwise known as your reality.
As we progress through the realms of the Human Design BodyGraph, I invite you to study the Center we are exploring using your Human Design and those of the people closest to you. Consider the Center characteristics from your personal experience. Notice how this framework helps you understand and accept others (and yourself!) as they are.
If the Center carries consistent definition in you, do you recognize this energy as a part of your true nature? As an example, if your Head Center (top of the BodyGraph) is colored in yellow, you are here to be mentally inspiring for other people.
An undefined or open center (white, not colored in) in your BodyGraph is one of the primary receptors of conditioning - or outside influences taken into your being, that can cause adaptive strategies leading you away from your authentic self. 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 nature.
Conditioning is neither bad nor good - it simply is a fact of life you cannot avoid nor would you want to. Ignorance is the only detriment here. If you are unaware of the way you are deeply conditioned through your open centers, it can overwhelm who you are. Making decisions from conditioning 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 life 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, bitterness as a Projector and disappointment as a Reflector.
Understanding your conditioning
is the first step to leading a life as yourself;
without resistance, confusion and pain.
Through Human Design you can discover all the key elements of your authentic nature, including where you are vulnerable to potential conditioning.
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.
Centers are the primary focus of the Living Your Design Awakening Program taught by Certified LYD Guides 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 my Living Your Design Awakening Experiences. Ra recommended that these courses be taught differently for each Type. You can benefit from a Guide with the same Aura Type as you for this particular experience; my group classes are taught with a fellow Certified Guide with the same Aura Type for the people we are serving.
Are you ready to live the life you were born for?
Whether you are on the path to self-knowledge or mastery of the Human Design System, I invite you to join us on this journey through the Centers of the Human Design BodyGraph. I welcome your interaction, comments and feedback below - would you care to join in the conversation?
A version of this article originally appeared at JovianArchive.com; re-printed with permission.