What is the Human Design System?
It can be used on one level to provide a remarkable profile system that accurately describes the nature of a person and their mechanical truth, according that nature.
Although it may sound odd to refer to a person as 'mechanics', it is very similar to the term we use when talking about cars. Human Design's founder was pragmatic and this term has a clear limitation. We are designed in a certain and non-negotiable manner.
Ra spoke of Humanity and all life as a 'pattern in a larger Program. This larger Program is part the Human Design System's wider vision that is prophetic and profound, as well as congruent with scientific knowledge.
The beauty of this system on a personal level is its ability to relate a truth that anyone can recognize immediately if they receive a professional interpretation on their Human Design chart. This can be done either one-on-one or through the personal reports on this website.
As with an astrological chart the Human Design chart is like a map showing each person's 'pattern. Relief is the most common reaction to having your chart professionally read. You will feel relief when you hear the truth about yourself, even though you might not have been conscious of it. Human Design is not like other profiling systems. It doesn't place people in theoretical boxes. Rather, it uncovers each person's enormous potential by naturally living the pattern' they have.
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Human Design: The Components
The Human Design System is a combination of ancient mystical traditions such as Western Astrology, The 64 hexagrams of The I'Ching, The Kabbalah's Tree of Life, and the Hindu-Brahminchakra Model. Modern Science also includes biology, quantum physics, and biochemistry.
The combination of knowledge is often called 'The Science of Awakening and 'The Science of Differentiation'. It opens up the mind to recognize and accept that we are uniquely designed and different from others. It is possible to transform one's life by experimenting with being unique. It makes our lives more exciting and fulfilling.
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Human Design can have a tremendously positive impact on a person's life. All those who have had the opportunity to discover their 'design' will be able to attest to this.
Self-reflection is a way to confirm oneself in the consistent energy, awareness, and/or emotional complexity that are revealed in one's chart interpretation. This helps to increase the positive impact of this information. On a personal level, it's possible to continue to recognize opportunities that align with one's true nature. This could be identifying people or places to live, what work to do, and so forth. Knowing the Human Design System will allow you to develop deeper self-knowledge.
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The Genetic Pull to Difference
One of the most valuable and practical elements in the system is the binary nature of human beings. There is a genetic propensity to chase difference. Two people who are strongly attracted to one another feel the pull of the difference between them. How fascinating this is and how compelling at a genetic level! The genes just want difference in order to increase the diversity of the genetic pool.
Yet this also translates into our lives when we experience a sense of lack in some areas when we meet others. Everyone is unique and what one person may ‘have’ consistently in their design others may not have. When we are with those who ‘have’ what we do not in their charts, we will amplify that aspect in ourselves and then feel its lack when we are out of their auric field.
In the living of one’s life there is, in most people, the unconscious and unhealthy desire to be what they are not. In other words, to compensate for the sense of lack when experiencing the differences in others. In the Human Design chart that is indicated by the areas that are ‘white’ or ‘open’ each white area can be described. Along with the description comes specific predictable, homogenised behaviour patterns that continue to entrap us by trying to live a life that we are simply not designed to live. Knowing these patterns and recognising them as they arise and then not succumbing to them, is part of a process of de-conditioning that takes place after one’s personal chart is understood.
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De-conditioning and Making Decisions
Once someone has received the information pertinent to their Human Design chart, they then have the possibility of paying attention to their own mechanically ‘correct’ way of making decisions. Most people make their decisions based on what they think. Human Design recognises that acting purely from our thoughts is a common problem for Humanity.
At a biological level, the brain is connected to most of what is going on in our bodies. It needs to be connected in order to vary the hormonal chemistry according to whatever is happening. An increase in adrenalin if there is fear or pain for instance. It also measures the appropriate behavioural response, for instance, to cry or defend oneself or keep quiet and bear the pain. The point is that the brain is reactive. It does not initiate in a vacuum. The body is the primary initiator. The mind (and our self-reflective consciousness) too often translates this connection to our biology as an authority to dictate how we ‘should’ live. Look at the world and most people’s lives if you wish to see the devastating results of living a lifestyle from such a misunderstanding.
Human Design teaches that everyone has a way of making correct decisions. For the majority this is based in a discernment anchored in a physical response, sensation or through processing emotional energy. In essence, most people have a unique way of making correct decisions according to how they are designed. We refer to this decision-making as following one’s Strategy and Authority. If followed as a way to navigate in one’s personal life, this way of making decisions leads to a life with much less resistance and can blossom into a lifestyle that fits one perfectly.
Part of the journey of going into Human Design results in one becoming more conscious of what is called ‘The Not Self’ or the ‘Shadow’ side of our nature. This can be concisely described according to each person and it is the work of a skilled, professional Human Design analyst to do exactly that for their client. Armed with this knowledge, those who begin their journey with Human Design are empowered to attempt to follow this new way of making decisions as an experiment and enter the first initial stage of a seven-year de-conditioning process. Often the life is transformed within this time frame. Further cycles of 7 years bring greater and greater alignment and the ‘True Self’ slowly emerges from all the external conditioning we have received from others, false beliefs, cultural boundaries we were born into and so on.
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The Benefits of Human Design
To discover ones true uniqueness is priceless. To finally recognise who one actually is and how to operate correctly, leads to an internal transformation that has long-lasting beneficial consequences for each person coming into the knowledge and to those who know them.
Making decisions according to one’s inherent nature brings a life that fits with who we are. We are all unique. Human Design is sometimes called “The Science of Differentiation’. Embracing one’s own uniqueness through the knowledge of Human Design enables us to live in a way that aligns to what is always consistent in us. It shows us potentials we may not be aware of and also delineates what is totally inappropriate for our nature, despite what we may have believed.
The result of living as yourself is simply a life with less resistance in both the internal and external world. For instance, instead of fighting with our-self to do something that is not suitable for us, according to our nature, we can just accept that it is not appropriate. There is a great sense of relaxing into allowing one’s own body and one’s own Inner Authority to make the decisions for us instead of our mind guessing or fantasising a life that is inappropriate and often unrealisable.
Externally it also translates as less resistance because one doesn’t constantly put out a dissonant frequency through ‘Not-Self’ behaviour, which is unpleasant to receive. At an interpersonal level the ‘blame’ and ‘shame’ of many relationships simply drops away. If you know who you are and who those around you are, and they also know who they are and who you are - then genuine understanding and acceptance naturally emerges.
It also brings greater compassion and the urge to help others to come to know who they are. The knowledge is now here. I believe it to be one of the most important gifts to Mankind.