In the Human Design system, there are FOUR arrows in each chart that can point either left or right. These arrows are known as “variable” and actually help us develop our own unique genius!
Each arrow can tell us quite a bit and last week, we began with focusing on the TOP LEFT arrow, which tells us about our brain and physiology; more specifically, how we DIGEST food, information, and life! (click here to check it out!)
Today, we are going even deeper into this series! Beyond which digestion “type” we embody, we also have one of our senses (in the human design system there are 6) that further differentiates us, or helps us tap into our innate wisdom.
The SIX sense “superpowers” are:
Keep in mind that just like our digestion type, there is more to these senses than we typically give them credit for. Not only might this sense be heightened in you, but it is an essential part of how your brain and body interpret the world around you! Let’s get into it!
your taste buds are your literal and figurative superpower! You may find that you have a sensitive palate: maybe you can tell the difference between different brands of yogurt, almond milk, oatmeal, etc! This is actually one of the ways that your body tells you what will help your unique genius unfold, so listen carefully! It is important that the foods you eat taste really good to you! Focus less on lists and pop health information and tune into what makes your mouth water. Keep in mind that because you have a sensitive palate, eating highly refined, processed foods or foods that are really sugary, salty, oily may decrease your super sense, so consume these in moderation. Beyond foods, you may need to get a “taste” for things before you make a decision; allow yourself to try things out (using your strategy and authority) before making a final decision! Also, you are a natural “tastemaker”; you have good “taste” in things so allow that to shine in whatever you do!
your sense of smell is your literal and figurative superpower! Our sense of smell is intimately connected to our survival mechanisms in the brain as well as our emotions and memories. Perhaps you notice that particular smells take you right back to a past experience! Know that you can harness this power and use your sense of smell to create the state you WANT to experience! Allow yourself to savor aromas: foods, beverages, essential oils, etc! Let the aromas that draw you in be part of your decision making process. On the flip side, you may find that you are especially sensitive to the smells of chemical cleaning products, synthetic fragrances in lotions, perfumes, laundry detergents, candles etc. Make sure you are using high quality natural and 100% pure aromas in your environments. Finally, beyond the physical, you can also “smell a rat”; you are good at sniffing out the true and real from the false and phoney! Use this as your guide for what is correct for you!
the aesthetics of your outer environment are so important to your unique genius unfolding! Make sure that your environments: home, work, body look beautiful to you! Notice that I said “to you”; you don’t have to follow conventional beauty standards at all! It’s all about what looks beautiful to YOU! You may find you have a knack for making environments beautiful; use this in how you interact with the world. Allow aesthetics to be an essential part of your decision making process: from how you plate your meals or choose restaurants to how you dress yourself to how your home and work environments are arranged to how you support others!
Your imagination and power of visualization is your superpower! Allow yourself to see in your mind’s eye before making a decision: vision what meal sounds, feels, and looks amazing to YOU; what you’d like to wear, how to style your hair/makeup; how you’d love your environments to look. As a child, it is really important to have space to imagine; as an adult imagination is key too and tools like guided visualizations/meditations can be incredibly helpful to your unique genius unfolding!
Your felt sense about things is your superpower! It’s less about facts and more about what feeling the situation gives you. What do you feel like eating? How does your home/work environment FEEL to you? What just FEELS right to you? Allow yourself to follow the beat of your own drum! Trust your instincts; if something feels off, it probably isn’t the right thing for you at that time! You may also find that you are sensitive to energetics: the energy of others, the “vibe” in environments, and even the EMFs radiating off of electronics. You may find that using your electronics (e.g., cellphone, iPad, computer) intentionally and spending some time each day away from them is helpful. In addition you might find blue light blocker glasses helpful when you are using them, as well as EMF shields helpful. Try to eat at least 6 feet away from your screens and electronics (including your fridge/microwave) to optimize your digestion.
kinesthetic learning is your superpower! Your unique genius unfolds through the use of your hands! Allow yourself to get your hands dirty! Try eating more finger foods or meals with your hands, or prepare meals with your hands. Allow yourself to feel/touch fabrics to decide what clothes you will wear, what sheets to put on your bed, which furniture to place in your home/work environments. Pet your dog! Hug your people! Your hands are your antennae; you may find that you have innate healing abilities through touch. You may also find that receiving healing touch through massage, for example, allows you to thrive!
That's a wrap on digestion!
I hope you found this information as fascinating and helpful as I do! As with everything in Human Design, it's an EXPERIMENT! Try it out! Test it for yourself! And please, share what you learn with me!
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SO much love to you! May you feel increasingly inspired and empowered.