This article was written by me in 2003 as an Introduction to Human Design
Recently, much to my surprise I have become quite interested in atomic physics and the Big Bang theory as it relates to the creation of the universe. That’s because it has become relevant as part of a logical explanation for who I am and what I am doing here, or at least supposed to be doing here, which has all helped me to love myself a bit more!
In the simplest of terms, I need to tell you about Neutrinos.They are some of the minutest particles in the Universe there are trillions on the head of a pin.It has recently been scientifically proven that they have 'mass', and as such constitute a vast information-feed streaming through the universe. They are produced in stars, in particular our sun produces 70% of the neutrinostream.Apparently this neutrino ocean both programs us, hence we have an astrological ‘sun sign’,and similarly we program it with our vibration, we are part and parcel of this universe
This is the background to understanding the Human Design system which was received by a man in 1987, who had what can only be described as a mystical experience. He describes that he was penetrated by a voice for 7 days and 7 nights in which time a synthesis of Astrology, and primarily the I Ching, but also including the chakra system and the Kabbalah was brought on to the planet.This man, who since that moment has been known as Ra Uru Hu.He explains what happened as due to a neutrino stream that was intensified (0n that date, January 3rd ’87) by the death of a star (Astronomers call it 1987a).All of us on earth experienced a ten-fold increase in neutrino stream penetration at that time, but his design was peculiarly gifted to decipher the information. Previous to this experience Ra had been a confirmed atheist, after it he describes that he was not so much touched by ‘God’ but touched by something beyond the known. Up to that moment he hardly knew his own Astrology star sign, what was revealed to him was an esoteric cosmology firmly based in the physical laws of the universe, and also a practical key that once explained could be of use to others. A key for understanding the mechanics of form.Not a theology, but a practical tool based in logic for looking at the structural way each one of us is both uniquely needed and uniquely limited. Something entirely ‘new’ was born, a mutation took place in our evolution, it’s validity rests within its explainable logic. The hypotheses is that at the moment ofbirth there is a certain imprint filtering by the position of the planets as the neutrino's pass through.The energetics of that thumbprint can be translated into the hexagrams and lines of the I Ching. Within the Human Design system those I Ching hexagram numbers get transferred to the bodygraph picture.Out of this a unique design configures depending on your birth information.That design represents a person's genetic makeup, an amazingly accurate map outlining the shape and main characteristics of a person's life. The I Ching is well known as an ancient book of Chinese wisdom.Much too intense and obscure for my taste in its original form.Ra was told however that the mathematics involved in the variations of yin and yang in the 64 hexagrams are impeccable, and correlate with the 64 codon structure of our genetic DNA. He was given a vastly updated and modernized version of the I Ching, still relatively cryptic and obscure but nevertheless wondrously meaningful. It all began for me about 5 years ago, when a complete stranger sat beside me with a human design chart calculated from my birth date and time, and told me more about myself and the inner workings of my soul than up until then I had ever even dimly glimpsed.I had in the past vaguely appreciated Astrology and that the planets play some sort of poetic part, but not especially relevant to me part, in the flow of life.I was in for quite a shock, not just to understand that the planets indeed have immense influence but that I too am very relevant in the cosmic scheme. The picture showed me the basic blueprint for how I ‘pitch’ in life. It resonated deeply with how I know myself.Well it turns out that my design is unusually slanted towards ‘perfectionism’ This system has given me a place of self reflection.Yes, I am designed to be critical, there is something that will always be involved with improvement. That process can be gentle or harsh and knowledge is not power, so yes the ‘buts’ still come , but I get to watch the movie differently, with some laughter with some compassion. I can tell you with utter confidence, in fact it takes my breath away, that what comes out, the picture that emerges is stunningly accurate.I have tested it with hundreds of people.The position of the planets gets transferred to the numbers of the hexagrams these transfer to gates on the bodygraph.Sometimes the numbers meet and form a channel joining two centers.This channel represents a consistent reliable flow of energy that will be a lifelong experience of what it is to be that person.When a channel is not formedthe center is called 'open', it becomes a place where you get conditioned by other people's energies. It can never be fixed and reliable.We tend to experience that as if something is broken, not working right.This system brings a new understanding that in fact if you can learn to enjoy that 'blowing in the wind', instead of trying to fix that energy the real capacity is for wisdom , to truly observe all facets of that energy From this mechanical information emerges another definition of ‘enlightenment’ or 'awakening', it is still about getting your ego trip out of the way and yet also about choicelessly living your design, or surrendering to the nature of your mechanics. There are some really simple principles that emerge concerning themes that are active ‘yang’ or themes that are passive ‘yin’. It turns out that 8% of the population are designed to be real yang go-getters, the rest of us can never initiate or make something happen without some yin receptive energy being involved – the timing is not in your hands, other factors other people have to be considered. The style of this‘doingless doing’ for 92% of us varies according to how the channels configure in a chart. Considering the prevailing stereotype that being able to ‘make things happen’ is a mark of success, there are a lot of frustrated and bitter people walking around who try as they may are not designed to operate like that.Not to mention the pain of the idealized 9% of real go-getters who are subtly persecuted from birth for being so presumptuous. This is probably the single most helpful piece of information that someone can know about their design, it is a mechanical key of keys. Once you know how your design works mechanically, the experiment starts, supposedly since you are designed that way, life will unfold correctly (it may have a few bumps but they will the right bumps). This becomes really significant for the upbringing of children. Some designs need to be invited with encouragement, some designs need the slightest prompt but never an instruction, some designs need a free reign but taught the value of considering others.If you know these things about a child there can be such a discrimination of support for their uniqueness. There is also amazing information for understanding the mechanics within a relationship.People come together through what is called electro-magnetics, each person brings one half of a channel – here lies attraction and repulsion.However what kills a relationship is where you see compromise, one person has a channel and the other has only half of that same channel.Accepting the energetic of that really helps, this is mechanics, the person with the channel is fixed, can’t change, the compromised one can bang their head or simply look for that expression of themselves in other contexts. Knowing my own design has not been a picnic.The mind of course tried to grab it and ‘do something’, naturally that was painfully impossible but turned out to be another valuable life lesson in letting go.Still a great relaxation has come and continues to be in process. My journey with design is an intense watching, an excuse for acute observation of my interactions both in the moment and retrospectively.I sense the validity of this logic, that it does work for me and I begin to trust the wholeness of life.That we are designed to interact, and be interdependent. By understanding the mechanic of my form I have a sense that I am getting better at ‘enjoying the ride’ the way it comes instead of the way I think it should be.