In Western Culture, we are infinitely attracted to systems that seemingly tell us who we are.
We haven’t been taught how to embrace the mystery of BEING. We are ill-equipped to navigate our inner terrain. We often feel helpless in our quest for self-knowledge.
And, so, there are a million and one ways to slice and dice our BEING-ness.
We’ve got the Enneagram, the MBTI, the Strengths Finder, the Hogwarts House quiz, Astrology, and, my personal favorite, Human Design.
You name it and you can find a way to label yourself with it.
And before you go off and google the ones you aren’t familiar with (gotcha!), I’m going to go ahead and give away the plot:
No matter which system you choose, it will inevitably fail to capture the essence of what it truly means to be a Human Being.
And yes, that includes my beloved Human Design.
That is why we just keep doing more and more of them.
We are hoping to find THE THING that will make it all make sense.
But, in the end, living in these weird and wonderful bodies, on this crazy ass planet with all of it’s beauty and devastation, is actually ineffable.
We cannot actually be defined by words. Language will always fall short. Quizzes, codes, colors, numbers, and symbols will always be close but no cigar.
And, so, if that is true, what is the point of going down the rabbit hole?
Well, because for those of us who are insatiable in our quest to solve the mystery, we have to start somewhere.
By leaps and bounds, my favorite starting point has been Human Design.
With each number, color, shape, and word, my curiosity lights up and I want to know more. I want to go deeper. I want to open all the doors and fall deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole.
Human Design gives me multiple angles, lenses, and views. It seems to hold lifetimes of topics for my defined head and ajna to contemplate.
But that doesn’t mean that Human Design is going to actually solve the mystery.
And I don’t want it to.
Because the mystery of life isn’t meant to be solved.
Life is a game and uncertainty is half the fun.
I mean, really, think about it for a second.
How fun would life be if you knew everything?
What the fuck would you do with yourself then? Sit and stare at the walls?
I’m all for some good staring at the wall time. But it would get super boring after a while. We need the contrast of not knowing everything!
And, so, whether you learn your Human Design from me, from the endless resources online, or from the books and courses, don’t be fooled into believing that it will take the mystery that is YOU away.
As a soul, you wanted to play this mysterious game called Life. And you chose the part you wanted to play.
It’s like when you play Monopoly.
At the beginning, you decide to be the dog, or the hat, or the shoe. And during the game, you play the very best dog you can be.
And when the game is over, you will put down the dog, or the hat, or the shoe and move on to your next adventure. And maybe next time you’ll be the thimble, or the car, or the iron.
But nowhere along the way do you believe that you actually are the dog, or the hat, or the shoe, or the thimble, or the car, or the iron.
Because you are the ineffable player who chose to play the game.
It is impossible to play all the parts in one single game.
Your Human Design is showing you the part you thought would be fun to play this time.
It FOCUSES your self-discovery by giving you a map to follow, with points to stop and explore all along the way. It gives you a container to play inside of. It gives you inspiration and instructions for how to implement that inspiration.
But it will never tell you Who You Really Are.
Because you are ineffable.
You are the Infinite Divine.
You are Mother Earth and Father Sky.
You are the Soil and the Seed.
You are the dog. And the hat. And the shoe. And the thimble. And the car. And the iron.
You are all of that and then some.
So, as you explore elements of your design, by buying one of my guides and working with me privately, through books, or by some ninja googling online, remember that it isn’t meant to be the end all be all.
It’s meant to bring focus to your game and, in your willingness to explore the mystery of you and in your experimentation with what works for you and what doesn’t, you will…
…get tastes of your Divine Nature…
…get glimpses of your Infinite Connection with All Things…
…get whiffs of your Sacred Hidden in the Mundane….
…hear the voice of the Ineffable…
You will remember, more and more often, that you are the Divine playing a game called Life On Earth.