In the Human Design System, there are NINE energy centers. These centers are similar to, and an evolution out of the 7-chakra system often associated with Yogic philosophy.
Among the nine energy centers, SIX can be an “AUTHORITY”; meaning, they have the greatest say in how you make aligned decisions (ALIGNED being the key word!). Think of your authority as what needs to be considered before making a decision.
Along with authority, comes a decision making STRATEGY; think of this as an instruction manual for HOW you make aligned decisions.
Your decision-making strategy is determined by and works with your ENERGY TYPE (there are 5).
Let’s cover each of the energy type’s strategies together, and then I’ll offer some practical ways to begin PRACTICING these strategies in your everyday life.
GENERATORS + MG’s: WAIT TO RESPOND
Generators, you have a MAGNETIC aura (the energy field surrounding the body; typically around 3-6 ft. in each direction).
You are always PULLING opportunities, experiences, things to RESPOND to into your field of awareness.
Your job is to stop living from the MIND (which tends to be stuck in the past or running toward the future), so that you can actually be present to what is moving toward you.
Once something is presented to you, listen to your GUT; does it feel like a YES: exciting, uplifting, inspiring? Does it make you want to jump up and down and squeal? Do you find yourself saying “mmhmm!” or nodding furiously? That’s a good sign that it’s a “YES” for you.
On the flip side, do you feel nothing? Or a contracting in? A pulling AWAY? That’s a strong signal saying “this is not for me right now”.
Keep in mind that this changes, and some (especially Manifesting Generators) will move through things more quickly than others.
One way to start tuning into your “YES” is to first do a survey of all that you are doing in a typical day and whether any of those activities feel like “No’s”. When you clear out “No’s” you PHYSICALLY create space for NEW and more aligned opportunities to come in!
Remember, the GUT works SIMPLY. It does not function in complex, lengthy, logical responses (that’s the mind!). Asking yourself YES/NO questions with simple decisions (like breakfast choices) at first, will begin to turn your Gut Response ON! You can also have a loved one ask the questions for you so you are responding to something outside of yourself and are less likely to trick yourself into the mind’s ideas. Learning your YES’s + NO’s is one of the deepest ways to get to know your True Self.
MANIFESTORS: INITIATE + INFORM
Manifestors, your energy field is often described as REPELLING, and this often gets a bad rap. Think about it more as SPECIFIC or SELECTIVE.
See, you have the power to START things without any feedback from the outside world. Your creative urges can gain traction and become very impactful on others when they are aligned; that is, when you feel an urge to create or get a download and then ACT on the impulse.
Again, this is not a long-thought-out plan rationalized by the mind; it is often an in-the-moment revelation that makes you MOVE.
Where your aura comes in, is that you must let others know what you’re up to! SHARE your vision. Why? To WIDEN your reach and impact. Yes, along the way you are going to meet people who don’t see your vision, or say that it isn’t possible. Don’t let that deter you. Keep showing up for yourself and SHARING your vision, this is how the RIGHT people for the project FIND YOU! And don’t worry; you don’t have to micromanage those who want to support you. Your job is simply to share your vision and create the initial momentum for the movement and then let the movement carry itself.
You can start practicing this by carving out SPACE for yourself. TIME for you to be immersed in your process. What gets your creative juices going? How can you honor that as the key to allowing your unique genius to unfold?
PROJECTORS: WAIT FOR THE INVITATION
Projectors, your aura is FOCUSED and ABSORBING or PENETRATING; you easily see into people and situations and get a feel for what and how things could be rearranged to flow more smoothly. This is a natural gift and you are a natural guide.
Your strategy is less about making space within your field and rather letting those who you might guide make space within THEIRS. Why? Because if you share without being invited, the information may not meet them in an aligned way. It may bounce right off of them or they may not hear you at all.
This can lead you to question whether you are seeing correctly, and even your worth and value in the world. DO NOT forget how INVALUABLE you are to this planet and the collective. You are a wayshower, a seer. You have an eye for tweaking and making systems run more efficiently. You help take energy and make it INTO something.
The first step in practicing your strategy is to begin to RECOGNIZE yourself. What do you love about yourself? What do you feel you have to offer (and you DO have so much value to offer!)? What comes naturally to you that could be of benefit to others? Begin to share these things about yourself! Be a walking example of them. Let people SEE you, and you will naturally DRAW IN those that need your unique perspective in their lives. Don’t worry, success is meant to come easy to you. You don’t have to try to “keep up” with everyone around you; you’re not meant to!
REFLECTORS: WAIT A LUNAR CYCLE
Reflectors, you are a living MIRROR for the world around you. You are meant to be at the center of your circle, your family, your community, as a wise guide and an illuminator.
What’s unique about your aura is that it is SAMPLING; you literally take on and magnify the energy around you!
This can mean that in one space you feel alive, energetic, and extroverted, and in another quiet, introspective, and melancholy (as an example). If you don’t feel good in your environment - 1) LEAVE! And 2) recognize that you have instant intel on that space! If you’re not healthy, the space you’re in isn’t healthy either. It’s more than ok for you to get picky about how your space is set up and who and where you spend your time.
Your ability to pick up on the energy around you gives us clear insight into what needs to be kept, changed, or thrown out. Please SHARE IT! What you may find is that certain themes become present for a certain time. Because none of the nine energy centers are activated within you, you are more heavily influenced by LUNAR energy. Thus, it is often recommended that you wait a FULL LUNAR CYCLE before making a weighty decision.
You can, of course, make daily decisions on a daily basis just like the rest of us! But when it comes to major life decision, ride out the cycle to receive the clearest guidance on how to proceed.
You can begin to put this into practice by becoming aware of the themes cycling in your life right now. What keeps coming up for and around you? Begin to notice how long you tend to be in a theme before you shift out of it and into another; this will give you a timeframe in which to make decisions.
That’s decision-making STRATEGY in a nutshell! But remember, human design is an APPLIED practice; the greatest wisdom comes from actually EXPERIENCING it yourself.
As you begin to put your strategy into practice, feel free to reach out with any questions!
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