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This fear of Authority begins with the archetype of the mother and the father. The 18th Gate is the Oedipus-Electra Gate. It is here that we begin to examine the opposite sex, that we begin to challenge whether...
At the very basis of Human Design is a goal — the goal to liberate the self, the being, the unique being, the individual. And of course, the only way you can do that is you have to move away from mind, because...
I talked about that when I finally understood and looked at my emotional system, and the various streams of sexuality and the way it operated within myself, it was an enormous relief to see it for what it is, and without any judgment.
I’m somebody who is very much interested in and has investigated rather deeply the evolutionary process, and the evolutionary process as it’s seen through mechanics. It’s clear to me that the advent of the...
There are two very practical things involved in this program. The first one is that I‘m a mystic; if I‘m anything, I‘m a mystic. I‘m somebody who had a bizarre mystical experience...
Profile is an extraordinary thing. It is really the costume of life, it is the costume of your purpose. And in saying that, it is something to grasp about the nature of Profile. Everyone, no matter who they are...
Everything about Human Design can get distilled down to a number of things. The first thing is to understand that all of this is about being able to deal with your mind. It’s about being able to replace your decision-making mind with another mechanism that you can use and trust.
If we operated correctly on this plane, nobody would be without. And not that it would be some kind of socialist utopia; it has nothing do with that. It’s simply that nobody would really be without.
The right dietary regimen enhances the neural development. It doesn't close it down. Because what's happening to you when you eat according to your dietary regimen is that you're taking in precisely what is correct for you to nourish your difference.
When you look at this Design, you see that the whole world of birds, reptiles and fish, the whole community of them world-wide, is opened up to anything that is going to sit in the 26th Gate (including transits).
“I'll tell you a story; it's always nice to tell a story. My mystical process began with me disappearing from North America and ending up on this little island in the Mediterranean, which at that time...
It’s one of the things I’ve talked about over the years, what it means to have your inner Authority separated from your mental system. Think about what it really means when your mind is both Inner and Outer Authority.
Let's go back thousands of years to the beginning of the story, to the emergence of magic. What’s it really about? It begins with understanding just the BodyGraph mechanism. We are looking at two Gates...
“Be here now” is a popularized philosophy Ram Dass, an American spiritual teacher, is well known for—but is it something everyone can live by? Why do we have difficulties with being present?
Everybody‘s role changes depending on whether they are in a collective situation, an individual situation, or a tribal situation. All the work that I do on expanding the understanding of the Personality is to bring everybody the opportunity to see the mapping of how they operate.
We all have times when we notice our mind is working well, and we also tend to be more familiar than we’d like with the times our mind doesn’t seem to work at all. In such moments we can find ourselves wondering...
There's so much information available that when you're looking at a Design, the simple things in Human Design are often left behind and at great risk because despite its depth, it is in fact simple knowledge...
The first real esoteric knowledge about the nature of a being was introduced by the Hindu Brahmans. It was the 7 chakra system, the 7-centered being. The process of the 7-centered being is what our history is...
Logic is always seeking the perfect pattern, and the perfect pattern is possible. But for the Abstract, there can be no such thing.
I think often there's a great deal of confusion about what I mean when I ask people, in a sense remind them, to love themselves. Self-love is really an incredible thing; I think it is one of the rarest things that we have on the planet.
I've seen so many seekers at this point in my career that in some ways, it's disheartening. There is a Channel in the BodyGraph, the 11/56, which is the Channel of Curiosity. It’s the Design of the Seeker...
We need children to be awakened; they’re going to carry the energy into the future. They’re the ones who are going to have to deal with the great mutation of 2027 and live in a world that is radically different.
One of those old jokes that I've had in my teachings of Human Design over the years is that basically, you can create any title—better sex, better this, better that, whatever the case may be—in the end, it really comes down to the same thing: It comes down to operating correctly.
One of the core aspects, and most extraordinary mysteries of Human Design is the Magnetic Monopole. Within the framework of Human Design, the neutrino and the magnetic monopole allow us to reliably look at how we operate, and the ways the world operates.
As someone who has dealt with melancholy all of my life, and spent most of my life not understanding the nature of melancholy, simply manifesting my way through it, Human Design finally gave me an insight into...
The thing about the background frequency is that it’s going to eliminate one of the basic elements of how human beings operate, which is through sexual allure.
The glue of the Cross of Planning has held together our lives for the last 400 years. But there will soon be no inherent need, drive, or purpose fulfilled through coming together to protect that way of life.
2018 was the third year in a row that Gate 36, Crisis, was activated in the Rave New Year transits. It was a year in which one crisis led to another, as the world watched the collective drive of 6th line themes of Justice.
This year we have Mercury and the South Node in Gate 60.1 Acceptance, in detriment; and, Uranus in Gate 3.3 Survival. Children born this year, with this transit of the 3-60, are going to bring to life...
Looking back at the Rave New Year 2018 transits, there are some specific themes that played out on the global stage which are worth a review to gain some perspective on the Rave Year transits and their potential influences.
There’s always people who come up to me or write to me and want to tell me their stories. Mystical experiences, esoteric experiences, unusual experiences that they’ve had.
Variable is about the ‘box’, it’s about the mind. It’s actually not even about the mind but what's behind the mind, and becoming what's behind the mind. Let me explain to you first what Variable actually is.
We spend approximately a third of our lives asleep. It seems to be something that is built into nature. There are different forms of life that sleep, and yet, at the same time, science really doesn’t have an explanation.
Everything Human Design teaches about the Personality Crystal is that we basically live in a Personality shell. To really grasp that we are limited by the way in which we can perceive frequency...
The moment that you live your life according to your mind, making decisions according to your mind, there’s just no way you’ll be able to fulfill the potential that is there for you.
The moment that you’re living according to your Strategy and Authority you are giving your aura the respect and attention it needs. But, Strategy and Authority is a catalyst. At that level...
Manifestors are told that their strategy is to Inform. That seems so simple: Tell people what you're going to do before you do it, and you won't meet resistance. But that's not what life has taught them...
We have a dilemma: we're dealing with a mutative process that is taking place in the Solar Plexus Center. The 55th Gate and the 49th Gate, as they are both the histidine codon, share similar chemistry.
Logic has something that no other form of awareness has: It can actually pursue perfection.
Living Your Design is not about “Well, why should I do that?” or “Why does that work?” If you don't know why you should do it, then you probably shouldn't be here in the first place.
The split definition can teach others how to be in a partnership because they know what's missing. They know what it means to have someone make an enormous difference in their lives.
The work in DreamRave includes the ability to understand the actual mechanism of the sleep state, and the mechanical ways in which we are being conditioned and homogenized in that process.
An excerpt from “A Human Design Guide to Parenting” by Ra Uru Hu: "Nothing has disturbed me more over the years than to see the relationship between parents and children, where the parents simply do not see the child..."
Are you willing to trust someone else about what is correct for you in your life?
Human Design says something that has never been said before: “Your mind is not for decision making.” That’s all the mind has ever been, the decision maker.
In 1781, something new happened: It’s called Projector. We live in a world where Projectors are truly on the ascendancy, now representing about 1/5 of humanity.
When I first began introducing Human Design, Definition was the very bedrock of what I tried to explain to people. It really was a way of beginning to introduce what it means to be imprinted...
Perhaps one of the most insightful aspects about this knowledge is the ability to see exactly how the unique mind works, both as Not-Self and in terms of its potential as differentiated awareness.
Welcome to Rave History. Today is all about Pluto. Poor Pluto has been publicly shamed by the world astronomical society and reduced from being a planet to a dwarf. I don't think Pluto is deeply appreciative of that...
You have to trust in the form consciousness, because if you don't allow your vehicle to run your life, you're lost in the old model. There will be no transformation, there will be no awakening.
In many ways, environment sets you irreversibly on a new course of consciousness. It is one of the most beautiful things I have seen in all the years I’ve worked with this knowledge: the Design Nodes.
Musings by Ra Uru Hu • December 2003: "So much has been written and said about the nature of Love..."
Time for a moment on love. Let's look at love from a totally different perspective. Let's just think about it for a moment as choiceless geometries. Like two birds flying along in space together...
One of the most extraordinary things about the knowledge of Human Design is understanding that each of us have a unique way in which we are designed to take nutrition into our body.
Looking back at 2017, there are some specific themes from last year’s Rave New Year transit that I observed as they played out on the global stage that are worth a review.
We are used to thinking of the New Year as a time to make resolutions, to look forward to a better version of ourselves. We even say, “Have a Happy New Year”; as if wishing it would make the whole package of change and happiness come true.
When you get to the Sun in Gate 61, Inner Truth, and on the other side Gate 62 (the facts please, just the facts), you look back and see whether purpose and spirit have been fulfilled.
From the moment I was given the knowledge, I began this very long process of trying to get as many people as I could to understand that December 31 is not the end of the Solar cycle.
It is an ancient debate, a classic duality: Comedy and Tragedy. There is the proverbial banana peel, the one who slips on it has a tragic fall and the witness can’t help but laugh.
We are all born into Pentas, we go to school in them, we work in them – Penta is very much a part of the nature of being. The trans-auric form is something that almost smacks of science fiction until you...
For me, the BodyGraph is really the most fantastic aspect of the Human Design System. It is the only aspect of the mechanical construct that is truly original.
Generators… Everything about being a Generator is about how you use your energy. You are THE energy beings, you are THE life force on the planet.
I was given the design, or mechanics, of the various forms: the forms of bio-life, inanimate forms and trans-auric forms. I was also given something else: the knowledge about the mechanics of death.
When I began this series of looking at Profile, I began with the concept of the signpost, and I want to return to that.
"It doesn't mean that the sadness goes away, but it means that the sadness itself can be interpreted as something beneficial. In other words, it becomes your muse."
One of the major problems we have in education is that it is based on a methodology that is rooted in, what in Design terms is called, the Strategic.
Purpose is an interesting concept for the mind; that there must be some higher valuation than the physical life of the body, a reason for this personal existence, and that there is something that must be done or accomplished.
I’m often asked a lot of questions, obviously, about Human Design. And I think one of the most basic questions anyone asks is, what does it really do for you?
Neptune’s role in The Program is deeply veiled, working below the surface of the Gate at the genetic level; while at the surface, this planet puts forth an illusion, a glamour, that is often misinterpreted...
The financial crash of September 29, 2008 was the moment I realized that 2027 wasn’t a singular event, but rather would be a point along a continuum of evolutionary changes that was observable.
Dream Interpretation and the role of nighttime dreams are viewed quite differently in the Human Design System from how they are portrayed in mainstream science of dream interpretation.
Definition is what is consistent and reliable within us; it is what creates our Type and determines our Strategy and Authority. Here is a basic overview of the Kinds of Definition you will encounter.
When I look at all of the openness that’s there in somebody's design, it is clear to me that the undefined Ego is what really creates the deepest dilemmas in humanity as a whole.
Living with feeling can be a dilemma. In the past 18 years of experimenting with Human Design, I’ve found a few field notes helpful for the defined Solar Plexus person, and those who choose to live with them.
Color gives you a powerful tool to help you live as yourself, stay healthy, and take your Human Design experiment and the experience of your life to a deeper level.
It's an extraordinary thing to understand the nature of your child's design, I know this myself. It allows you to be free of all of the uncertainties and concerns that arise out of what it is to be a parent.
"The dilemma of the mind is that even when the form is aligned to its correct path in life, the mind continues to chase the shadows, and believe that the stories found in the shadows are real."
Through the Human Design System, Ra brought us knowledge of how to understand not only the mechanisms of our individual being but also the global programming cycles affecting all of us.
Imagine a world where children grow up appreciated and respected for who they are, feeling secure in themselves instead of learning they should be something other than what they are.
Every Human Design parent wants to raise their children correctly. The great dilemma that faces 9-centered parents is that guiding children is not the same as learning your own design.
From examining the truth about Generator Strategy, to explaining how to recognize a Sacral response, this article is going to demystify five common myths about Generators and the Sacral Center.
This article continues this exploration with personality-related awareness benefits or aha moments, which have arisen through practice with these mechanical tools and observational skills...
When Ra first introduced the tools of Radical Transformation through the Variables, he commented that only a small group of individuals who discover Human Design will go on to realize their potential...
The Program is a practical tool in your awareness development process for this lifetime. How can you understand what it is, how to use it, and how to learn from it? The Rave New Year Forecast can provide...
The concept behind Thanksgiving is similar to the other celebrations around the world. There are many ways cultures come together to show thanks during the fall season.
What is the Not-Self according to Human Design? Is it a bad thing? No. Is it a good thing? No. It just is. It is something that we live with, that we co-exist with.
I saw a recent post on Facebook asking about Profile compatibility, and this is the first time in a while I felt compelled to write a response.
In the not-self world, being a non-energy type is a deep handicap that has to be compensated with smartness. You have no muscle? Well then get yourself some brains.
Born on the Cross of Consciousness, with definition everywhere between the Head and Ajna centers (except for Gate 24) I truly am someone who’s life has been transformed as I changed my attitude towards questions.
The 'Quarter of Civilization' is the place in the wheel where we find 16 gates whose purpose can only be fulfilled when it materializes itself into some FORM.
Like the other three quarters, the Quarter of Initiation is divided in two halves by one of the 4 gates that make up the cross of the Vessel of Love.
With all certainty the ‘Quarter of Mutation’ is generally the most easily misunderstood and yet prone to lead to misjudgement and false generalizations.
Like in any other quarter, the line of transition into the Godhead that embodies the principles of Love for the entire quarter is a very important marker of all the unresolved human dilemmas that cast their shadow unto the first half of each quarter.
"I only learned to love the endless paradox that reveals that ‘Knowledge is not Power’ through the beauty of Human Design coming into my life."
For the last two years I have been introducing students in four different languages to the distortive power that these conditioning forces have always had over the human personality
Waking up through the pain of separation is the Karma of the Not-Self, but the Sleeping Phoenix always returns to the natural Abundance of a half-full half-empty spirited Vessel.
One of the most heretical statements that I heard come out of Ra Uru Hu in his later years was when he said that “the family is not human”.
During my reading with Ra, he told me “Don’t believe me. You experiment and find out for yourself.”
I had my reading with Ra Uru Hu when I was 46 and now I’m 66. Sometimes it is difficult to remember who it was that sat down next to him.
Waiting. How hard it is to wait. Just go to any grocery store with a slow cashier and a long line. Or a traffic jam. Or delays at the airport. Or...
There is something quite beautiful in the process of deconditioning. I often refer to it as cleaning out the open Centers.
Many of you already know that Ra Uru Hu was not just a teacher, he was also a musician. His passion was music.
As far back as ancient Greece man has been investigating the human mind. Socrates, Freud and countless others studied the very complex and mysterious mind.
I was asked a very interesting question the other day about something I had written in my book “A Revolution of One”, a book about the first 10 years of my experiment.
I have often heard it said that competition is healthy. Well, healthy for who? Not for the person with the undefined Heart Center.
For those of you who are new to Human Design, there are two sets of information on each side of the BodyGraph on your chart.
After all these years, I can say from my own experience that “Timing is Everything”! I have seen the truth of this from my own sacral response.
Before Human Design, I had been a seeker. This searching took me to India where I encountered for the first time the word “Enlightenment”.
My de-conditioning process started in December 2012 when I took a leap of faith to leave my corporate job in New York City. There was a shift in awareness and . . .
Is it possible to experience material abundance and also feel at peace, satisfied, successful and even surprised with your life’s work?
A journey through the lines from the perspective of the Channel of the Prodigal 13-33: The Design of a Witness
Ask a physicist, and they’ll tell you love is chemistry. Ask a romantic, and they’ll tell you it’s a yearning that drives all great fables...
We know that there are 64 Hexagrams, and there are six Lines in each Hexagram. But each Line has a subdivision...
There is a very simple art to being a Generator. Yet while it may be simple, it's not always easy...
How you function in the world is based upon this one essential quality that you cannot control: the way your aura operates. What's the art of the Projector aura?
The first seven years of life marks the most intense time of conditioning, and the Solar Plexus Center so powerfully defines the nature of our being.
“The only beings on this planet who are equipped by design to be in a relationship are split definitions… I’m a single definition, I know that I don't belong in relationships.”
There is nothing that has greater impact in Human Design than the Solar Plexus Center. It is the motor of our emotional nature, and it operates in a wave.
A comprehensive overview of this profound system covering history, the many facets of the BodyGraph, the importance of Definition, and the power of Conditioning.
Now is the time for the Projector to take on its role as a new kind of leader - as a Guide, an Advisor. Learn from Ra why education is so important.
Ra Uru Hu, himself a Manifestor, covers the essentials of what it means to live the Manifestor life, and how to move from anger to peace.
The Solar Plexus Center is one of the body's four motors, and it is extraordinarily powerful. With 50% of humanity emotionally defined, we live in a dense emotional environment.
Do you want rewarding relationships? Do you want the problems that you've had in relating with others in the past to disappear?
One of the most important things to discover after your Type and Strategy is the framework upon which it is based. In that, we come to the Profile and the Hexagram
The foundation of Human Design analysis is the Hexagram and its structure. From Profile to Gate and Channel thematics, the six Lines reveal profound information.
Transits, or the Human Design "weather", are one of the most important aspects of this knowledge. Transits were, in fact, Ra Uru Hu's first "teacher."
The BodyGraph is a map. Explore how energy flows through the Pressure and Awareness Centers within Circuits and the Mental Streams: Logic, Abstract, and Individual.
The Human Design System is not a belief system. It doesn't require that you believe in anything, or that you believe in me. It’s not stories, it’s not a philosophy. It is a concrete map to the nature of being...