What Is Human Design And How Can You Use It To Manifest Your Dreams?
I learned about Human Design last year and it completely changed my life. It has taught me so much about myself and how I can best manifest my dream reality. Nothing has ever spoken to my soul as deeply as it has, which is why I love incorporating it into my manifestation coaching sessions. It is life-changing, guys. Seriously. Here, I’m sharing a little bit about what Human Design is and the three key things that everyone needs to learn about it in order to manifest the things they want.
What is Human Design?
Human Design is a combination of astrology, the chakra system, the Chinese iChing, and the Kabbalistic tree of life. It’s this one beautiful master system that serves as a blueprint for our lives and gives us permission to be exactly who we came here to be. Think of it as a user manual for your life that is completely unique to you.
It’s a fairly new modality, which is why it’s not quite as mainstream as other systems. It was founded in 1989 by a man named Rha Uru Hu. He basically downloaded this beautiful system from spirit during an 8-day meditation.
Similar to an astrology birth chart, your Human Design body graph, shares so many things about you as an individual and how you can effectively fulfill your purpose and use your inner guidance system.
When you live according to your Human Design, life flows easier and more effortlessly. When you’re not, life feels hard and challenging.
The main goal of Human Design is to decondition everything that we’ve picked up from everyone else and bring us back to our true selves.
It’s all based on when and where you were born. You can see your own Human Design body graph by going to mybodygraph.com. Just input your birth date, birth time, and birth location.
Although there is so much information a body graph can tell you, there are three key elements that I love covering with my coaching clients that are the foundation of how they can best manifest their dream life.
Three key things in your Human Design chart that will help you manifest like a pro:
Human Design Strategy
The first entry point to learning about Human Design is knowing your energy type. Your energy type is similar to a sun sign in astrology. In Human Design, there are five energy types: Generator, Manifestor, Manifesting Generator, Projector, and Reflector.
Generators (about 35% of the population) are the life force. They’re the doers and the builders. They’re the ones that get things done. Their role is to do things that lights them up because when they do, they lift up everyone else.
Manifestors (about 9% of the population) are the trailblazers and innovators. They are the ones that are here to initiate things and create movements.
Manifesting Generators (about 35% of the population) are a hybrid of the two energy types which makes them a bit superhuman. They are meant to do a little bit of everything and that is their gift to the world.
Projectors are the guides of the tribe (about 20% of the population). They can see things that other people can’t. Their purpose is to help everyone else fulfill their dreams with their innate ability to see and understand things deeply.
Reflectors (about 1% of the population) are the rare unicorns. They reflect back to us how everyone else is doing.
Based on your particular energy type, your Human Design body graph will show you your life strategy, which is how you are designed to exchange energy with the world.
For example, I’m a Generator and my strategy is to “wait to respond.” That means that instead of going out there and pushing and hustling to make things happen, I manifest much easier when I just wait for the universe to present me with lots of beautiful options. Then I get to respond to whichever one lights me up the most.
Learning this about myself changed so much for me and made me realize that the times that I manifested some really incredible things, they came to me. I didn’t have to go out there and initiate them and find them. The universe just presented them to me on a silver platter and then I responded with an enthusiastic yes. So the key for me is in the waiting but it differs according to your energy type.
Human Design Authority
The second most important thing you need to learn about your Human Design is your authority. Your authority is how you make decisions. It tells you how your inner guidance system operates. You know how everyone always says to listen to your gut? Well that advice is only true for Generators like myself with a sacral authority.
For us Generators, our gut really is our big decision maker. It is energetically correct for us to make decisions from that place and listen to what is lighting our gut up, but it might not be for others.
So it’s important to know your authority. This will allow you to make decisions much easier and more in alignment with who you really are and the life you want to create and will lead you down the right path.
Specific vs. Non-Specific Manifestor
In the manifestation world, you hear that specificity is king. That you need to be super duper clear about what you want or else the universe won’t bring it to you. But, that’s actually only true for some people.
For some, getting really specific with things down to every last detail allows them to manifest with much more ease because it’s a fun process for them.
For others, like myself as a non-specific manifestor, trying to nail down the details is a bit stressful. I’ve learned that things manifest a lot faster for me when I leave it a bit more vague and open ended.
That doesn’t mean that I don’t get clear about what I want. It just means I focus on the essence and feeling behind it and leave all the other rest of the details for the universe to figure out. This works so much better for me and the universe brings me things that are far greater than I could have imagined.
For example, let’s say you’re a specific manifestor and you’re trying to manifest an apartment. You would then write out a list of exactly how you want the apartment to look, its amenities, the price, and neighborhood you want it to be in—everything. That would help you manifest faster.
But, as a non-specific manifestor, it’s much more beneficial to just write a short list of the key elements you want. When I manifested my apartment recently, some of the things on my list were: safe neighborhood, good energy, and lots of natural light because those were the things that were most important to me and the universe definitely came through and then some.