What is Human Design?
Once upon a time, there was a man who was named Ra Uru Hu.
He lived on the island of Ibiza, Spain, and was visited by an unknown entity he called "The Voice."
Through The Voice, during eight days straight, he was given the Human Design System...
... okay, hold on one moment.
We don't know if the story of The Voice actually happened.
The man I'm talking about was Robert Alan Krakower, who went missing from his home in Canada, leaving behind his wife, child, and a lot of financial debt, to end up on the island of Ibiza where he wore strange clothes and engaged in psychedelic ceremonies with friends, one of which was Timothy Leary.
That's a juicy story, right?
Somehow — and it doesn't really matter — Ra's masterful brain came up with a synthesis of four ancient modalities:
the Chinese I Ching
the Judaic Kabbalah's Tree of Life
the Hindu-Brahmin Chakra System
... and there's obviously some numerology in there as well.
Synthesized, it became something like this (see image below) — known as the Human Design Rave Chart.
This is my Individual Rave Chart:
What you see on the chart are celestial bodies and mathematical points activating I Ching hexagrams with their lines (on the left), creating black and pink gates on the body graph (on the right). The body graph shows nine centers with channels derived from a combination of the Tree of Life and the Hindu-Brahmin Chakra System.
These activations imprinted us at birth and 88 degrees going back from birth on the arc of the Sun, by neutrinos that penetrated planets and celestial bodies while traveling almost at the speed of light through our solar system. Less than moments later, they penetrated you, bringing the archetypal information from those planets and bodies into your body and mind, activating certain I Ching hexagrams. Those hexagrams are depicted as numbers in the nine centers of the body graph. This imprint, your unique Human Design, stays with you for the rest of your life.
Every human being has a black (Personality-Mind) imprint (from birth) and a pink (Design-Body) imprint (approx. 88 days before birth). This imprint is what makes you unique as a human being. It speaks to 0,1% of your humanness, the part that we are (or can be) most conscious of. The remaining 99,9% of our humanness is receptive and mostly unknown to our conscious self.
You can compare this with the 1% of coding DNA and the remaining part of non-coding DNA that is sometimes called "junk DNA," but of course, there's no "junk" in nature. It all has a purpose, but it hasn't been (consciously) used yet.
So, one could say that the Human Design chart is a unique roadmap that helps us to live our true purpose, first by embracing and understanding who we are, and through that, discovering our gifts, up to the point of fully embodying the full potential of what it is to be human in this incarnation.
That brings me to the next chapter: the striking relationship between the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching and the 64 codons of our human DNA.
A man called Richard Rudd, with a soothing voice, who studied the Human Design System extensively, experienced a "transmission" of his own. That's when he started writing and recording his 64 Gene Keys, a synthesis of the I Ching, bio-genetics, quantum physics, and elements of the Human Design synthesis. It took him seven years to complete it.
And thus, the Hologentic Profile and The Golden Path appeared, and it looks something like this (see image below).
This is my personal Hologenetic Gene Keys Profile:
One thing that Richard Rudd firmly understood is that nothing is fixed in life. We're not fixed beings. Life is ever-changing, fluid, as is our true nature. That brings us to the Spectrum of Consciousness, where everything vibrates on a certain level on that spectrum at a particular moment in time.
As human beings and in nature, pure consciousness, we also find ourselves on that spectrum, as we individually and collectively move from lower (Shadow) frequencies into the highest expressions possible (Siddhi or Essence) and everything in between.
Through the art of contemplation and the practice of awareness, patience, non-interference, and observing participants in our own lives, we can learn to understand our Shadows, find that Gift within, and move into higher expressions of our Essence.
And we can practice this with every aspect of our imprint, which ultimately leads to programming our DNA a certain way and activating our full potential. At least, that is the journey, although it takes multiple lifetimes for most of us.
Combining my understanding of Human Design in a simple, self-teaching way with the beautiful wisdom of the Gene Keys, integrating the Spectrum of Consciousness, resulted in finding my unique approach and language to Human Design.
And this is what I'd love to share with you, as we're all on our unique journeys together.
Why there's only one Human Design chart
There has been a lot of discussions and arguments in the Human Design community because of the rise of Sidereal and True Sidereal Human Design. This made people end up with multiple charts and it caused a lot of confusion, even to the point of people abandoning Human Design altogether.
I can make it very simple for you:
There isn't something like "Tropical," "Sidereal," or "True Sidereal" in Human Design (unlike in astrology).
It simply doesn't exist.
And I'm explaining this in one of my podcast episodes:
How is my approach different from "regular" Human Design?
With Human Design Flow, I'm offering a simple, self-teaching, and (self-)empowering approach to Human Design. Not a mental rabbit hole and without the compromised later additions Ra Uru Hu made to the system.
Human Design Flow goes back to the original Human Design Revelation as it came through "The Voice" and was taught by Ra Uru Hu in the beginning, before he added aura type, strategy, authority, profile, and incarnation crosses in 1997 and onwards.
As Ra Uru Hu became more and more dogmatic, complex, and rigid in his later (post-1997) approach, the early teachings had a different vibe and are believed to be "pure," more uplifting and practical by many Human Design explorers and experiencers.
Human Design Flow is my understanding and interpretation of the early teachings, combined with Richard Rudd's Gene Keys and the Spectrum of Consciousness interwoven throughout the various Human Design elements, and — for the lovers — a drop of (True Sidereal) astrology.