A beginner’s guide to Human Design
Have you ever heard about Human Design?
If you don’t have any idea what I’m talking about, read on, because it might as well blow your mind.
This is the first post in a series about Human Design. You will find other posts in this category here:
What is Human Design?
Human Design is a synthesis of traditional wisdom and modern science. It combines astrology, the Chinese I`Ching, the Hindu-Brahmin Chakra system, the Kabbalah, with the modern science of reading the genetic code, quantum mechanics and biochemistry.
Your Human Design Chart - called Body Graph - is a map and a user guide to you. It shows you who you really are on an energetic level, how you interact with other people, and how you can navigate through life without burning yourself out. It allows you to be you, the YOU you always knew existed but never allowed yourself to shine through.
Where does it come from?
The whole system was channeled in 1987 by a Canadian man - Robert Allan Krakower - who afterwards called himself Ra Uru Hu during a meditation while he was in Spain. "The Voice" spoke to him during eight days and nights, and this is how the Human Design System was born.
Before you roll your eyes in disbelief, try the system on yourself. Everyone I did Human Design readings for were amazed at the accuracy of the description of themselves. They describe it as "coming back home to myself" and "knowing in the depth of my heart that this is true".
Where can I get my chart from?
Your chart gives you your type, strategy, authority and profile. These are the tools that are designed to help you navigate through life and interact with other people.
If you want to learn more about Human Design, click here to download your free Human Design Resource Guide to get you started.
My personal experience with Human Design
When I first heard of Human Design, I didn’t resonate with it at all - nothing in what I read about my type or strategy sounded like “me”, so I just dismissed it as something that is totally useless.
Half a year later, however, a good friend of mine who's a psychology professor - told me that she was fascinated about her discoveries in Human Design, and she encouraged me to dive deeper in the HD system. I gave it a go, and this time it actually made sense to me. Looking back, I realize why it didn’t resonate with me initially - I was not living according to my type or strategy at all. In fact, I was living the “not-self” version of myself (using Human Design terminology), so no wonder that the authentic version of me sounded so foreign to me.
So, I started reading and exploring my chart, I studied the charts of my kids and my husband, my parents, my extended family, my friends… and literally anyone who would give me their birth information. And my conclusion - it’s accurate, people! It’s amazing how accurate it is!
Not only that, as I'm implementing what I'm learning, I see my life "flowing" more easily. As I'm learning to use my strategy and authority (I'm a manifesting generator with an emotional authority), I notice that I live a more peaceful and more intuitive life. Knowing the charts of my kids also made it easier for me to understand them and to communicate with them, and also gave me the tools to help them express their energies in a positive way. [In Human Design, each energy can be expressed in a beneficial and detrimental ways, but more on that in later posts!]
Why would I want to know my Human Design?
In Human Design, we talk about “deconditioning” - the process of letting go of that which we are not. Our Body Graph shows exactly the areas in which we are most influenced by our societal conditioning. Basically, it shows you your stong and weak points and where you are most likely to get influenced by others on an energetic level. Knowing that helps you separate from these energies and simply observe them from a distance, without getting involved.
At the same time, Human Design is so much more than just type, strategy and authority! Reading your Human Design Body Graph is similar to interpreting an astrological chart - on a basic level, it may be enough if you understand your Sun sign. If you want to get a more precise information about yourself, you may look at your Ascendent or at the location of your Moon. If you want to get even deeper, you start diving into the location of other planets, their positions in different houses, as well as the aspects between the planets.
Human Design is the same. At a basic level, you learn about your type, strategy and authority. If you want to dive deeper, you can explore your nine energy centers, your channels, your gates, your circuitry, the planets, the lines… And then, the combination of all that! There’s so much to learn about Human Design! It may get overwhelming, but only if you decide to dive into all of that at once!
If you want to dive into Human Design and don't know where to start, click here to download your free Human Design Resource Guide.
Can you teach me more about my Human Design?
I’ll be sharing more information about all the components of Human Design during the next weeks, so that you can look at your own chart and interpret it yourself. And if you want to have a more in-depth reading, you can book a session with me. I also currently have a few spots open for my exclusive Live Your Human Design one-on-one coaching programme, and if you're intrested in that, I invite you to apply for a free consultation call.
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