Human Design – My Personal Journey

Human Design is a spiritual tool that has been pivotal for my own journey!  As a marketer and someone who has focused mainly on organic marketing, blending in my own design has given me SO much more freedom.

What is Human Design?

SO glad you asked, because I’m going to dive a little deeper today on a brief intro to human design and how I’ve applied it to my own business and life!

And I’m hoping this will inspire you to dive into your own design to see how this could potentially apply to your life, to your business as well.

That freedom I mentioned above, comes from within.  Once you have a better understanding of your design, it literally gives you the permission to step into who you truly are.

So with that, let’s dive in!

What is Human Design?

Maybe you’ve heard of it. Or maybe you haven’t.

At its core, it is a spiritual tool.  If you’ve experimented with your own design, you may have found pieces that resonate and describe you deeply.

With that in mind, know that Human Design is a tool.  There are no hard and fast rules to adhere to.  Approach it with an open heart and mind.

And at the end of the day, YOU get to decide what to take away the most from it.

Here is a quoted definition of Human Design taken from “MyBodyGraph”, which is an online software where you can pull your chart and get started on your design.

“It’s a new system of self knowledge and it differs fundamentally from anything else that exists today. It’s not built on any belief or faith but it’s a logical empirical system that offers you the opportunity to experiment with its mechanics and find out for yourself if it works for you.” – My Body Graph

“Human design shows you a concrete map of your own nature and provides you with simple tools for making correct decisions, being yourself and eliminating resistance in your life.” – My Body Graph

“Human design offers you the opportunity to discover yourself and begin to understand and accept your very nature.” – My Body Graph ( )

Within the Human Design system, you’ll find a combination of several different systems including astrology, Hindu-Brahmin chakra system, Kabbalah, and I Ching.

Each of these systems combine together to reveal your unique design!

I don’t believe in anything being black or white you, because you’re a certain HD energy type.

We are always testing. 

We’re always refining.

Just because your HD says you’re X, Y, or Z, doesn’t mean you have to live by it.  We all have free will and freedom to choose what’s most in alignment.

We are all unique, have personal superpowers, and can create magic from within us.

And I believe that that also plays a part in using this tool for your business, and life.


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How To Determine Your Energy Type And Authority

There are 5 different energy types in Human Design, they are:

  1. Generators
  2. Manifesting Generators
  3. Projectors
  4. Manifestors
  5. Reflectors

Each energy type has a strategy associated with it.  And each one of us has our own unique authority depending on our chart.

To get this basic information on your design, grab your chart from .  This software will allow you to pull and save your chart for reference.

Follow the prompts to add in your birth information and location.

The software should tell you your energy type (one of the 5 listed above), strategy and authority.

This is the foundation of your unique design, and where you can get started living your life by your design!

You might be a little overwhelmed at ALL the info on your chart.  That’s totally normal 😊

We aren’t doing a deep dive into everything today, but simply getting familiar with our charts and a couple of great takeaways you can get started with today.

Your focus should be on figuring out your energy type, strategy and the authority listed in your chart.  Those pieces will be what I focus on as I walk you through my own journey with HD.

Most of human design is going to center on working with your energy type in your strategy, and your authority.  All combined to help guide you in making decisions big and small.

By doing this work you are making decisions that are in alignment with you.

Decisions that feel good to you.

And you’re NOT making decisions based solely on what you think you “should” do.

This is how you can get more centered with yourself, and really start to tune into your body to make those decisions in your life and in your business.

My Journey With Human Design

I’m going to cover my own design and what’s really worked well for me on my journey with Human Design.

My energy type is a Generator.

With this energy type, the strategy is “to respond”.

What I have learned about Generators, is that we tend to get pushed into this bucket of having “endless energy”.

Which is great! 

What I’ve also learned is, if we are expanding that energy in the wrong way, or on the wrong things (like pursuing things because we think we “should”) it leads to burnout.

With my business, this totally resonates!

Far too often I have followed someone else’s strategy, system, or steps…only to find out that it didn’t feel right.

The more I tried to push through and keep going, the worse I felt.

Now, I have found that it really helps to tune into my body when making a decision.

A Generator’s strategy is to respond.  While we have a lot of amazing energy to pour into something, we also can’t FORCE things to happen.

When decisions pop up like, new directions in business, what content to create, or how to create that content…tuning in to your body should be the first step in making that decision.

Here is where your authority comes into play.

This is based on the centers you have defined in your chart.

There is a hierarchy of authority, but your chart will tell you which one you have.

For me, I have an emotional authority, followed by a sacral authority.  This comes from having a defined solar plexus followed by my sacral center.

My emotional authority guides me on “when” to make a decision.  In which I know I should make sure I am not deciding anything major on an emotional high or low.

When I am in a neutral emotional state, I then tune into my sacral center or my gut reaction as a yes or no for my decision.

I know when and how to tune into my body when it comes to making bigger decisions.

Sometimes I get an instant gut reaction as a “no” in the moment.  If it’s a bigger decision, I give myself a little time and then recheck with my sacral center.

If it’s still a no, I honor that.

This keeps me from saying yes to things that do not serve me, or aren’t in alignment with me at this point in time.

I release ALL other thoughts from my egoic mind and trust my body and my inner guidance.

Start Practicing In Your Human Design

This was just a snippet of how I use my own design.  Now its time for you to give this a try.

If you haven’t already, make sure you get your HD chart.  Make a note of your Energy type, strategy and authority.

If you need more guidance on the energy types or anything I’ve mentioned, join me inside the Marketing By Design Community!  I have more information in there for you!

Bottom line, the more you start to tune in to your body, the more you’re going to know instantly when somebody asks you about something whether it’s right for you or not.


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