There Are endless amounts of conversations online about certain Human Design elements being “bad” or “evil.”
Some say that if you have this or that gate or if you are this or that type, then you are automatically a “terrible” person and are destined to do terrible things in the world.
I’ve had clients ask me if something in their human design chart means they are “doomed forever” or if they should “just give up now.”
I’ve even seen folx thinking that their chart means that they are cursed or that the Universe is playing evil tricks on them.
What breaks my heart even more, is that oftentimes, folx who have been in the Human Design world for a long time will jump in on these conversations and affirm this kind of dualitistic bullshit.
To tell you the Truth, this was one of the first things about Human Design that rubbed me the wrong way.
Not only does the “official” Human Design language set one up to think that certain aspects of their design is “bad” but there are some die hards out there who only see things from a very dogmatic perspective and perpetuate the good vs bad narrative.
As you might imagine, being a Human Design Heretic, I don’t see Human Design that way…at all.
In fact, I don’t see LIFE that way…at all.
Humans are not good OR bad. Humans are not evil OR holy. Humans are not perfect OR imperfect.
Humans are both, and.
We are good and bad.
We are evil and holy.
We are perfect and imperfect.
As one of my colleagues likes to say, we are a hot mess and amazing, at the same time.
YOU are EVERYTHING. There is nothing you are not.
And while it’s true that your Human Design will absolutely point out the potential for “darkness,” that is only half of the story.
From a big picture perspective, your Human Design chart, is showing you the part you wanted to play in the game called Life on earth.
From a more granular perspective, every personality trait, character, and quality in the Human Design chart exists on the both/and spectrum.
Whether something is defined, undefined, up, down, left, right, or whatever doesn’t indicate that you “absolutely are” this and not that.
Even in the rare instances that two people are born in the exact same place at the exact same time, they will have completely different experiences in their lives.
That is because the definition, or lack thereof, in your chart isn’t the end of the story. It’s the beginning.
Your specific definition is showing you the full potential of the spectrum of energy. And you can channel that spectrum of energy any way you want.
And it is important to remember that the “ends” of the spectrum are not invitations into any kind of judgment, blame, or shame.
They are simply indicators of the full potential of energy that lives inside of you.
If you experience any kind of judgment, shame, or blame in response to them, those feelings are indicators of where you are holding a potential for healing, integration, and transformation.
Your judgment is showing you where you need MORE LOVE and ACCEPTANCE, not less.
Your shame is showing you where you need FORGIVE yourself for doing yourself wrong.
Yoru blame is showing you where you need to step into self-responsibility and LET GO of attachments.
They are your permission slip to REVEL IN WHOLENESS.
They are revealing Fierce, Fierce Grace.
As I said, you get to channel your energy any way you want.
Without judgment. There is no criteria to meet. There is no test at the end.
You just get to do YOU.
What matters is the results you are creating in your world.
Do you like your results? Yes. Rock it out. No? Change something.
You are fully empowered to change the thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors that lead to using your energy in ways creates results you don’t like.
You can put boundaries in place – they are the river banks of your energy flow.
You can create practices and rituals that help you channel your energy in ways that work better for you.
You can use tools and develop skills to help you navigate the rough patches.
Now, of course, Life is 50/50. We aren’t meant to always be happy or to only have “good” experiences. We cannot make it out of life without causing harm.
We are meant to experience all of it — THE FULL SPECTRUM.
(How do I know? Because we do.)
You cannot bypass the “negative” part of the human experience.
But, the way you work with the “negative” side of life will dramatically change – to the point where you no longer push against it – and perhaps even stop seeing it as negative at all.
You’ll just see it as a beautiful part of life.
It’s all potential. And it’s up to you to use in ways that you like.
And, please, for the love of all things holy, don’t let some rando on the internet tell you otherwise.