For all those interested in Human Design, I've rounded 5 tips for Reflectors. New to Human Design? Get a free reading on My Body Graph or Google "free Human Design graph". There are 5 Aura types in Human Design; manifestors, reflectors, projectors, manifesting generators and generators.
Reflectors have all 9 centers completely white and totally undefined. As a result, they do not have consistent access to any of the 9 centers that the rest of us do. Therefore they may struggle to have a sense of self and stay grounded. They are fluid beings, taking in and amplifying the energy around them. Functioning as a mirror to the people around them, they are not designed to be consistent in their thinking, speaking, process, identity, values and energy levels. They are also not intended to have a balanced relationship to fear, intuition, emotions, or their adrenalized-spark to take action. Every day, they are different depending on who they are around and the current planetary transits. In Human Design, they are referred to as lunar beings: they need to wait for an entire moon cycle before making big life decisions because of their open centres.
Less than 1% of the population are reflectors. They are so vastly different than the rest of us. They are appearing as neither this nor that but an ever-changing fluid personality and being. It's vital for reflectors to learn to be open and ground on their true transparency. They must surrender to life itself; they fluidly meet what's in front of them. When reflectors are in a healthy state, they have a natural connection to their awakening. If they are unhealthy, they are unable to calibrate to their openness and are grounded into their programming and conditioning of those around them, or they are in an unhealthy community reflecting that back to all. It's key to learn to release all identifications and/or be in a healthy, thriving environment.
5 Tips for Reflectors
Tip #1 Find the right environment
Due to their fluid and open nature, Reflectors must live and work in an environment that is harmonious. Our world is constantly changing; therefore, Reflectors must rely on their environment for stability and identity. Having stable partners and relationships can help Reflectors live a more stable and grounding life. The challenge here is that the Reflector can lose themselves in relationships if the scales tip.
Daily rituals that help keep you grounded, balanced and harmonious will help Reflectors have inner and outer balance. Choose your friends, partners and communities wisely, as this has a drastic impact on your energy type and inner workings. Your people should make you feel good. If they don't, it's time to speak your truth, cut ties or find a new community that supports you.
Tip #2 Learn when enough is enough
If Generators surround you daily, you reflect and amplify their energy. With your open centers, it can be hard for you to know when enough is enough. You can sometimes appear to have vast amounts of energy and may have been conditioned to believe you are Generator. You may try to keep up with friends, partners and co-workers, but you are designed for more rest and solo time.
Tip #3 Schedule rest and solo time
You do not have sustainable energy; Reflectors must be mindful of getting enough rest and keep self-care at the top of your priority list. It would be best if you had time away from all types of energy to clear the energies you have encountered throughout the day.
Being out in nature can be a healing salve for Reflectors. Living in rural or open nature areas can be a tranquil lifestyle for a Reflector. Taking daily solo walks amongst the trees or coastline can help clear out any outside energy you have collected.
Tip #4 Work with the lunar cycle
Reflectors must take time to sort out what is theirs and what is someone else's thoughts, feelings, and beliefs with all the open centers. It's said that Reflectors must wait 28 days to make decisions. However, many Reflectors have found this not to be the case for them. Tune in to what feels best for you and make time to contemplate what is true for you.
Following the lunar cycle can be beneficial to understand any cosmic and external energies that may impact you throughout the year. If this resonates with you, there are many apps and sites that you can learn more about mama moon and how her energy affects us.
Tip #5 Grounding practices
Anything that helps you ground down into the present moment will create more stability in your life. Naturally, you are fluid and a mirror to others. To feel more secure in yourself, use grounding practices to give you more ease and calm as you go about your day.
Some grounding practices are; cooking, gardening, walking barefoot on the ground, anything that makes you feel connected to mother earth.
If you are Interested In learning more about your Human Design chart, I offer chart reading sessions. When you learn to work with your specific energy type your whole life changes!
Much Love Always,
Shannon McAlister | Educator, wifey and conscious mama who is practicing mindful living + appreciating the everyday magic!