The Conditions for your THRIVING
Yay! We’re back to what is known as “variable” in Human Design; the 4 arrows in your bodygraph that can point either right or left (most of us have a combination of right and left pointing arrows).
These arrows tell us A LOT about the conditions that allow for our physical and mental THRIVING.
We’ve already covered the DIGESTION TYPES (see insta series) and our “SENSE SUPERPOWER” (see blog) which are represented by the TOP LEFT arrow in our charts.
We took a brief transit off of variable to cover the 6 lines which make up the 12 possible PROFILES (see blog) or personality types in Human Design.
Now we’re back and we are focusing on the BOTTOM LEFT arrow, which tells us all about the environmental conditions that allow our unique genius to unfold!
First let's break down the directions of the arrow...
RIGHT ARROW: you are meant to be an OBSERVER in your environment.
You may find that you feel best being a “fly on the wall” when you are in the zone; you’d rather not be called upon or have people watching over your back while you are doing your thing. As a kid, you may have tried to hide away to play and liked to be left to just be. It doesn’t mean you don’t like to be around people; you may love to be in the mix of things! It simply means that your unique genius unfolds best when you can be passively observing your environment rather than being actively observed.
LEFT ARROW: you are meant to be OBSERVED in your environment.
You may find that you really like to be able to have control over the conditions of your environment to get in the zone. As a kid, you may have been prone to saying “hey! Watch me! Watch this!”. You may feel comfortable with other people watching you; it may not really phase you either way. Most importantly, you like to be able to set up your environment the way you like it and then you decide who/what gets to come into it.
Beyond the directions, there are six different environmental conditions that further set up our ability to physically thrive:
You may feel at your best when you can be in an enclosed space that feels really cozy to you and doesn’t have much access to the outside world (e.g., a bedroom with the shades pulled down and door closed). Some feel best when they have complete control over who comes in and out; others will feel great when the space is a bit more open to the flow of light and other people.
Market individuals may feel best when they can be amidst the busyness (e.g., in an actual marketplace or bustling downtown area) or the exchange of goods and services. Some feel best when they are physically in a marketplace, while others like to be able to create the space and then invite people in for the exchange of goods and services.
You may feel best when you can be in a creative environment, but one that is a bit smaller in scale than the marketplace, like an actual kitchen, where there are many contributors to the creations being made. Some will feel best when the environment is more humid and some will feel better in dry, arid environments.
Mountain’s environments are about being able to get above it all, and physically to be in a higher elevation where there is less oxygen available. For some, this means literally getting up in the mountains or highest elevation near them in nature; for others it’s a more artificial version, like working on the top floor of a high-rise building.
Valley’s environments are all about the acoustics of the space around you. Some feel best when they are in a more condensed space, like a narrow street or a small space in their home where the sound is coming at them directly (e.g., cars passing them, people walking by, direct conversations with others). Some feel best being in a larger space where they can take in the sound more indirectly (e.g., a large sunroom where you can hear the sounds of nature around you or living off of a major highway where you can hear cars passing in the distance).
If you have a “shores” environment, you may feel best when you can physically see two spaces coming together. For some, this will be more literal, like living on an actual coast. For some, it is created within their environment, like working in an open space where you can physically see other rooms from where you are. (I have a right pointing arrow and a “shores” environment, and I find I work best when I can find a nook (observer) where I can still see/have access to the other rooms in my home. As a child, I also liked to sleep with my door open and to have the bathroom light on so I could see it and the hallway from my room.
So these are the six environments and we each have one that really provides the conditions for our creative genius to unleash itself! But keep in mind that things like digestion and environment, while important are the more nuanced aspects of allowing our highest selves to unfold. ALWAYS come back knowing your energy type, and following your STRATEGY and AUTHORITY first! Even if it feels contradictory to some of these other aspects.
I hope you found this information helpful!
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