Our Human Design is comprised of nine centers, thirty-six channels, and sixty-four gates, all of which present as either open or closed, connected or absent, on or off, respectively. There are a lot of parts and pieces and potential combinations, so suffice it to say that how these centers, channels and gates interact all combine together to form our overall Human Design.
Over the past few weeks, we tackled all nine of our energy centers. If you're new to Human Design, and want to get yourself caught up, check out the "New to Human Design?" link above and follow the center-by-center click path.
Yesterday, we shifted our focus and zoomed in on the first of the five types: Generators. Today we're tackling Generator's half-sister: Manifesting Generators.
What makes a Manifesting Generator? MGs are a unique hybrid of Manifestors and Generators. They have a defined Sacral Center like a pure Generator but also have a direct connection between one of their four motor centers and their Throat Center like a pure Manifestor.
🚨CONTROVERSIAL OPINION 🚨 Some Human Design experts consider Manifesting Generators their own type, while others lump them in with Generators, but we are all about everyone getting what they need here at interior creature, so we're giving MGs their own post.
If you're a Manifesting Generator, it might behoove you to give yesterday's post on Generators a read, since leveraging your Sacral response is a huge part of your decision-making process. In fact, whereas Generators ideally are waiting, reacting, then responding, your process is like a variation on that theme:
feel that sacral reaction
try it on/test it out/visualize/dip your toe in (hold space for inner clarity)
Manifesting Generators have two more strategies in addition to simply responding: visualize and inform.
Visualize: Many times, taking a beat AFTER experiencing the sacral response just to test the waters and imagine the outcome is super helpful for Manifesting Generators. It helps you confirm your response before you act on it. It also helps with planning: sometimes, as MGs you engage your sacral energy so fast and get to work so quickly that you inadvertently skip crucial steps along the way...which means you might have to go back and redo some things once you think you're finished, which ultimately leads to frustration. One thing an MG HATES is unproductivity and having to retrace your steps is NOT something you enjoy.
Inform: Like pure Manifestors, an MG's plans go a lot more smoothly when you simply let people know what you're going to do before you do it. This stabilizes the energy around you, and though for MGs this step can feel like slowing down, it actually prevents a ton of resistance once you get going.
As a Manifesting Generator, you're energetic and love multi-tasking, though how proficient you are at it depends on how well you listened to your authority and followed your strategy. You are designed to be doing more than one thing at once and need to express that part of your energy or you can develop health problems, especially with your thyroid. Your energy is like trying to capture lightening in a bottle: it will ricochet around your body wreaking havoc unless it has somewhere external to go. So to protect your health, make sure you have enough to do each day, and that you're leveraging your strategy of responding. And like a pure Generator, you're designed to empty out your energy each day and go to bed exhausted, so make sure you're getting plenty of physical activity and setting aside time to rest and recharge each night.
Like a pure Manifestor, as an MG you CAN initiate, BUT 👏🏻ONLY👏🏻 AFTER 👏🏻you honor your Generator side's gut response. MGs are like Manifestors in waiting. You have to have the sacral reaction, hold space for inner clarity, and then dive in and respond to your idea for optimal results. Like many MGs, however, you might struggle to really hear and feel your sacral response, and it might take you a bit more time and practice to really reengage that connection and learn what a sacral ah-HUH 😃 or UHN-uh😭feel like for you.
And when you do initiate, WATCH OUT! You have the one-two punch of Manifestor zeal and Generator energy at your disposal, and you can go from 0-60 once you're engaged. A bonus of having that Manifestor aspect to your design is that you can hit the brakes mid-engagement. Pure Generators, once they engage that Sacral energy, there is no turning back until the task is complete, but you have the unique ability to pivot and course-correct as you go.
One thing you might find challenging as an MG is to find a career path that lets you both initiate and respond. To be truly fulfilled at work, you need to be able to blaze trails and forge new paths, as well as respond to projects and devote your energy to bringing to life the vision of others. And once you master holding the space for inner clarity, the holy moment between having the sacral reaction and engaging the energy to respond, you are amazing at really understanding the process that needs to take place that takes a project from start to finish, as well as which steps are crucial and which are superfluous and can be skipped.
Are you a Manifesting Generator? Did this resonate with you? Let me know in the comments 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
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