What even is Human Design? Maybe you’ve heard of it, or you’ve heard me talk about it and you’re curious?
Well it is kind of difficult to explain WHAT it is without getting super technical and so I’m not going to. Instead I am going to tell you a few ways it has helped me. Then if you want to get started you can go have a read of my blog about all of the resources I have collated so far.
In summary I would say Human Design gives you permission to be the person you already know you are. It helps you to understand what works for you, what doesn’t, what might trip you up and areas you may need additional support. It helps to stop comparing our behaviour to others wondering why we are different, eliminating the question ‘should I be doing what they are doing?’
For example, my whole life I’ve not really eaten breakfast, most of the time I don’t want to. And when I do it is out of some societal pressure because I’ve been told it’s ‘the most important meal of the day’. I am also a night owl, I prefer working into the evening than getting up early. As entrepreneurs we often hear about the 5am club – it just doesn’t work for me.
One of the things that I discovered by looking at my Human Design was the way in which I am designed to eat – Guess what it came back as nocturnal (Indirect Light). I am not designed to eat breakfast or get up early! Now at the time of writing this I am 45 and I discovered my Human Design at the age of 43. Having someone tell me I don’t need to eat breakfast seems silly, but somehow this external validation telling me I was right all along made me so happy. I could stop trying to eat breakfast and be a morning person and fully embrace how I really felt.
That is just one example, another is all about how I have always felt conflicted about my desire to be around people and then how I can flit to ‘NO MORE PEOPLE’ so easily. I never understood where the balance was and why I would literally hide away after a day out and about. Now I know, it is part of my design… if you want to know why you can read all about my 2/4 profile here.
There are so many ways understanding your design can help you move through life with more ease and less pressure to ‘be like everyone else’ we really are different and somehow understanding my design has let me fully embrace that fact. How deeply you look into it will be up to you, but it can help with your life and business. Once you start exploring what’s out there you will find many HD experts have niched down to look at a particular area of your life. I have been equally interested in how it can help me with my marketing as much as picking the perfect holiday destination.
It has also helped me to have a greater insight into how I can help my clients, we don’t focus on Human Design, but for most of them I now have their charts. I can see how they like to receive information, the pace they like to work at, and areas where they may need additional support.
It can help you better understand your relationships with others. Friends, family, partners and even children.
I am going to give you a warning though, even though it gives you a blue print to work from, it isn’t supposed to be restrictive, it is a guide, something to be experimented with, tried on and played with. If you do decide to take the plunge and explore your own design remember to look at the full picture and don’t fixate on any one aspect. There will be areas of your chart that uncover your weaknesses or areas that can trip you up – but that isn’t an excuse or something you have to accept, the purpose is for you to uncover ways in which you can add in areas of support, not just say… Oh well that’s just how I am, it doesn’t have to be. You always get to choose.
Just so happens I chose not to be a morning person! When looking at what indirect light means there is more than one way to interpret it, and actually the real answer is it does depend. But in general I don’t eat in the mornings. The point is I no longer worry about it.
So what do you think, are you going to go take a look at your design?