Common Mistakes Human Design Emotional Authorities Make

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In Human Design, your authority is the primary way that your inner wisdom (aka your soul) communicates with you about decisions.

Once you are in tune with your inner wisdom and act according to what it tells you, it becomes a reliable way to make decisions, build self-trust, and embody unshakeable confidence.

And, while on the soul level, we can’t actually make a “wrong” decision, in our human experience, we often make decisions based on our conditioning rather than our inner wisdom. And when we do that repeatedly, we eventually start to suffer.

Today, we are taking a closer look at the mistakes someone with emotional authority may make and what they can do instead to make more “aligned” decisions.

Emotional Authority 101

Anyone with a defined solar plexus will have emotional authority and are advised to “ride the emotional wave” before making decisions.

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There are different types of waves, based on the channels that define the solar plexus. But in all cases, the emotional wave is a pattern of emotional states that move from hope to pain.

There is a “high” and a “low” and everything in between.

If you have emotional authority, the key is to be present with the full spectrum of your wave and noticing how the “emotional math” adds up before making decisions.

And, you’ll want to avoid making decisions based on a single emotion within your wave (such as excitement or dread) or waiting until you feel “sure” or “certain” about an outcome.

I cover Human Design Authority more deeply in the Human Design Map and, for emotional authorities, it includes a wave tracking sheet to help you understand your wave. You can get your map here.

In the meantime, here are…

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Common Human Design Emotional Authority Mistakes

  1. Making quick decisions based on a momentary feeling on one point of the full emotional spectrum.
  2. Having attachments to the outcome of a decision by thinking that there is a “right” decision to make and that only one decision will lead to emotional wellbeing.
  3. Giving in to outside pressure to make faster decisions based on logic, reason, or other people’s opinions.

None of these things foster an inner state where you can trust yourself and your decisions.

The best way to approach making decisions, when you have emotional authority, is to wait for clarity.

Clarity isn’t the same as certainty. It means that you don’t decide – either way – until you know how the “emotional math” adds up. When all emotions about a decision are considered, how do you really feel? And do you trust that you can handle any outcome of every decision you could make.

So, let go of attachment to the outcome and TRUST your wave.