Updated: Jan 20
Hearing that you may not be living life according to your design can be scary & discouraging. So what exactly does it mean to be living out of alignment? It just means there is a better, more harmonious way of living that no matter where you are in life, it will move you forward. It doesn't mean that your life isn't already a good one, but rather that there is a different way you can be functioning that will attract opportunities, people & experiences meant to lead you towards your dream life. Human Design puts you in the fast lane to achieving ease, abundance, harmony & success.
Each person has natural preferences on what or how to do things and awareness is key. If you're not aware or in touch with them, you're more likely to shut those preferences down, pulling you further away from yourself. People can absolutely be in touch with who they really are, or a part of who they really are, without even knowing Human Design exists, but it's rare, especially given the extent of external influence we are subject to in today's world of the Internet.
I think it's important to note that you may not know what it means to live according to your design and that's okay! Human Design will re-introduce you to yourself, offering practical guidance on changes you can make in your life. When you apply Human Design, that's when you will truly know what it means to be living your design. It also highlights the things you may already be doing that are in line with your design but you have judgements towards. Many people feel a sense of relief when they learn about their design, knowing that the very things they feel shame or guilt about is in fact their magic.
When you live your design, you're more likely to develop good health - both mental and physical. That's not to say that without living your design you will be severely ill or are destined for disease. However, not living your design can lead to a number of mental or physical symptoms. Some of the most common physical symptoms that can arise from not living your design, are physical exhaustion or anxiety, excess/stubborn weight, fatigue, thyroid problems, and gut issues. Some of the mental symptoms of not living your design can be mental exhaustion or anxiety, being overly judgmental towards people, closing yourself off from others, being overwhelmed with emotion, and frequent feelings of bitterness, frustration, anger or disappointment.
It's actually quite easy to live the life of your dreams if you have the right tools to do so. Building your dream life is kind of like building a piece of furniture. If you have only some of the tools, or not the right materials, your furniture won't be built to its potential. It might still be a functioning piece of furniture, but it's not what you envisioned. The same applies to your life. If you don't have the right tools or materials you won't be living to your potential, or living the dream you've envisioned since you were a kid.
If you're not living your design, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, nothing to fear, nor are you a bad person. Let's reframe the judgment and fear to that of excitement for what wonderful things lay ahead. The more people learn about Human Design, the more harmonious our interactions will be and the lighter the world around us will feel. It's time people start tuning into their own natural programming and let go of the conditioning of the world, the well-intended advice that sets us back and the voice in our head over-intellectualizing everything we say and do.
I hope you join me on my Human Design journey :)