02 Dec What in the World is Human Design?
By Lynn Dominick
It’s an energetic blueprint or wiring diagram of a human being. Knowledge of one’s design will serve as an “owner’s manual” in realizing one’s potential in the human experience. Everyone’s design is perfectly configured to accomplish his/her unique life purpose.
Why is it important?
- We live in a culture of “homogenization” where the assumption is “one size fits all” in terms of education, life strategy, work habits and schedules, and virtually all aspects of civilized life. While this would be convenient from a manufacturing standpoint, it is, in fact, a false assumption that leads to much unhappiness, inefficiency, addiction, and a host of structural problems in humans. We don’t look the same on the outside, why assume that we are built virtually the same on the inside, in areas that can’t be seen?
- Most of us have been trained that “thinking” holds the answers to all of life’s mysteries, and wisdom lives in the conditioned (some would say “educated”) intellect. Anyone who is paying attention is already noticing that the mind tends to produce more resistance and confusion than actual viable solutions. Human Design is a “how to manual” for accessing the wisdom that exists outside of the mind and deep within oneself.
- Living according to your specific “inner authority,” instead of conditioned or indoctrinated authority, unlocks the potential unique to you. Living according to your conditioning or indoctrination keeps you locked into strategies that at best might work occasionally, but mostly lead to a frustration, bitterness, disappointment, overwhelm and fatigue.
Is it really true? Why should I trust it?
Excellent question. Let’s start off by defining “truth.” How do you know if something is true? Snopes? Factcheck.com? If all of your friends believe it? If they teach it in “schools” or other places that smart people populate? If you see it on TV or read about it? Is the mind a reliable filter for truth? Is your mind consistent in what it considers true or false? What the proceeding methods have in common is that they all come from outside of you (yes, including the very text that you are reading). Thus, they are in fact conditioning. In order for “truth” to not be conditioning, it needs to come from inside of you.
I suggest the following method for determining what is true:
- If something “feels” true, in a way that is separate from logic or thinking, consider that it might be.
- If it feels true, and seems like it might be beneficial to you, consider living for a set period of time as if it is true.
- Live with this possible truth operative in your life long enough to determine if it contributes to your mission or detracts from it.
- Realize that humans tend to resist change, especially if the mind doesn’t understand it, and give your experiment enough time to discern between resistance and untruth.