Wow – have not popped on here in quite some time. To be honest, the summer flew by. Between the wedding, activities every weekend, and simply just trying to live in the present moment, I found myself not too inspired to write. Now that seasons have changed, temps are dropping, and I’m cozied up working from home…I’ve been feeling that itch to want to write again. Only dillema is I’m not REALLY sure what direction to go in…
Recently, I was listening to a podcast (That so Retrograde) and I heard the topic of Human Design come up. I was both intrigued, but at the same time, hesitant with “believing” it. Have you heard of Human Design? It’s one of those new fancy buzz words you may have been hearing over the past few months. A good way to describe it as I discovered on my google search was that it’s the “woo woo version of Myers Brigg”. Interesting, right? I’ve always been fascinated by myers brigg because it gives you an insight into those around you, especially co-workers, and how to work with their strengths and opportunities, and then apply that to real-life situations. I’ve also found that a lot of people who are talking about human design, are the same people who are fascinated by astrology. Sadly, I wish I could say I’ve gotten into astrology, because I love learning about myself & others, but it just hasn’t clicked with me. More on that later…
What immediately caught my eye with Human Design is that they acknowledge the fact that we’re not all created equally. Once you can dive deep and start to understand your Human Design, that you can start making the right changes in your life, to help you reach YOUR fullest potential and live in peace & harmony with yourself and others (isn’t that what we all really want anyway)?! Now I’m absolutely no expert here, but I’ve done some surface level research and here’s a little glimpse into what I’ve found….So, WHAT is Human Design?
To put it simply, Human Design is…
“a synthesis of ancient mystical traditions: Western Astrology, the 64 hexagrams of the I’ching, The Kabbalah Tree of Life and the Hindu-Brahmin Chakra Model in addition to Modern Science and Genetics. Each person’s Chart is uniquely individual and shows our Strategy (live link to Strategy section) and Authority (Live link to Authority section), which if applied correctly, can empower us to make decisions that are correct for us. By knowing ourselves with more understanding and awareness, we can live the life we were Designed to live. Ra Uru Hu said about Human Design: ”It is all about loving oneself.” – more on this, plus a video introduction can be found here.
Once you can begin to understand the basic fundamentals & goal of Human Design – i.e. tapping into your decision making tool, which in turn enables you to live your best life, then you can begin to dig into YOUR aura. Goop does a straight-forward article on this. We all have different aura types based on your birth date, TIME of birth (*this is key), and a few other details. You can find out what your’s is by following this link: My Body Graph – once you input your information (you’ll need to create an account), you can click on “mybodygraphs”, then under Information you’ll find your chart properties which will tell you what “aura” you are.
Personally, I didn’t find the Human Design/My Body Graph site overly easy to read, so I did some of my own research after finding out that I was a REFLECTOR (which makes up only 1% of the population). At first, I’ll be honest, I was a bit dissapointed. I had hopes that I’d be a manifestor or a generator. BUT, after doing some research and reading through the details, I was blown away by how weirdly accurate everything was about me. I also learned that I need to be more aware and make some changes in my life in order to live up to my fullest potential.
Essentially, as a REFLECTOR, my 9 inner centers are completely open, meaning, I EASILY absorb all of those energies around me & reflect them back! This is why it’s so critical for me to surround myself with like-minded, positive people. I take in those energies extremely easily (both the good and the bad). This truly is so eye opening for me because I 1000% feel this when I leave social meet-ups, especially those that are health & wellness focused. I always find myself leaving so excited and inspired by those I connected with & it leaves me feeling naturally HIGH! This also explains why I’ve always considered myself to be an extroverted introvert. I love socializing and getting inspired by others, but I also need my alone time just as much to decompress and release all of those energies, as it can be very mentally & physically exhausting for me. I’ve learned as a reflector that it’s important for me to explore nature on my own or practice yoga by myself for example so that I can entirely release all of those energies that I may have soaked up that day. If you find out that you’re a reflector, I found this article to be super helpful and relatable.
Anyway…I’m going to stop here because I think I could write a WHOLE other blog post just on my understanding of a reflector & talking about some of the other auras too. If you find this interesting or if you know more about it, feel free to comment below or DM me at @eatrunandallinbetween – this is a completely new area for me that I’m just starting to learn about it and would love to keep talking about it with others!