For all those interested in Human Design I've rounded 5 tips for tuning into your sacral response as a generator. 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; manifest0rs, reflectors, projectors, manifesting generators and generators.
About 70% of the world's population are generators. As a generator you carry life's most powerful motor within you, the Sacral Center (think womb space or pelvic area). Literally the source of life energy flows through you! You are here to use your energy to work and to LOVE the work you do. When you're living in alignment to your sacral response, you experience satisfaction and enjoy using your full reserve of energy each day, waking up revitalized ready to take on each day!
Although you possess a vast pool of energy inside, you do not have consistent access to this energy that your mind thinks you do. The only approach for your energy to emerge is to follow your strategy of waiting to respond. This doesn't mean you wait around doing nothing! Rather you can experiment and follow the cues of your body. When you light up at an invitation to go somewhere, or get asked to join a project, you must listen to how your body responds. Do you light up and expand with excitement with "ah-hunh"! or do you pause with a hmmm? Or maybe you retract with un-un? Tuning into your body can help you decipher what you are excited to pour your energy into. When you take action on something you are excited about you get in the flow and have mass amounts of energy to see the plan through.
The beauty of being a generator is listening to your body's wisdom. You must slow down and be aware of how you are responding to the world around you with verbal, physical and facial responses. You also become a magnet for opportunities the more you are following what excites you! Your energy magnifies and pulls the right people, places and things to YOU! The thing is many of us have been condition to not trust our gut or our body.
Waiting to respond and surrendering to the unknown can be so hard for many of us! Especially those of us Americans living the hustle and grind mentality. "If I'm not doing then I'll fail!" we tend to hear. But you are meant to experiment, follow your passions, play and use your energy to create a satisfying life.
One way to know if you are on the wrong track with your life's purpose is if you are constantly in a state of frustration. You may have energy to see projects through but if you are frustrated the whole time you won't produce something authentic to you. Enjoying the process of your creation is your true gift and when you start following your inner guidance you give others around you permission to do the same. Our world would be a far better place if even half of the generators were living life through their sacral response! As a generator your energy radiates out to others! If using your inner authority correctly you magnify the feeling and energy of satisfaction. On the other hand if you are working with the energy of frustration you give off that energy to others. Sound familiar to the frustrating world we currently live in!?
As a generator myself I've been experimenting with my body response, but first I had to go within and shed all the old harmful stories about my body, trusting my intuition and really give myself some good old TLC! After coming home to myself and shedding the people pleaser mentality I've been able to tune into my gut/intuition/sacral energy. I know when I'm frustrated and not excited to do my work I'm on the wrong path. When I do something that lights me up I typically get a better response from those around me and I feel satisfied; win-win!
Tip #1 - Keep a record of how your body responds in various situations.
This works well with a partner if they ask you yes or no questions - you can listen for your verbal response ah-huh, hmmm, un-un. For example your partner can ask you if you want pizza for dinner? Do you light up with excitement, maybe a smile, or move your body toward your phone to look at a menu? Or do you crinkle your face in a question - hmmmm you remark; that's a no for now. Do this with easy questions at first and then when you feel like you know your own personal cues you can work up to harder questions like do you want to start a YouTube channel or move to San Diego?
No matter the decision you need to start making them from your sacral response rather than you mind! No pro or con list will let you know if you made the right decision, but your body is wise and will never you steer you to an experience you didn't need to go through. You'll be so surprised at the unique circumstances that unfold when you start living that way. For example, in college I had a nudge to leave my dorm room and go do homework on the lawn. As I was walking by a booth in the middle of campus, a friend stopped me and asked if I wanted to interview to be a Summer Orientation leader. As she explained the role my eyes lit up and my body moved toward the sign up sheet. I got the role and even became a Senior Leader the following year. To this day it's one of my favorite jobs I've ever had. If I never followed that nudge to switch up my homework location I would have never been invited to interview and wouldn't have had the opportunity I loved so much.
#2 Breathwork and meditation
Quieting your mind and being still helps you tune Into your body so that you can pick up your internal wisdom. Body scan mediations help you identify body sensations, release tension and be more aware of your body. Breathwork is a great tool to calm down your fight or flight response, as a generator you are probably use to the hustle and grind of modern society. The key is to slow down and self soothe. Feel into the here and now, turn down the chatter of the monkey mind and listen to the wisdom of your body. If you are feeling stuck and frustrated as you read this post, I've created a meditation to activate your sacral chakra.
#3 Dance + Embodiment Practices
Dancing, moving your hips, and getting your blood moving in a free form way is a great tool for tapping into the wisdom of your body and waking up your sacral energy center. Turn on your favorite beats and shake your hips. Close your eyes and feel into your body. What sensations do you feel? Are you feeling tension? Relax the body and let her move. Let your body lead and your mind follow.
One of my coaches has a beautiful embodiment practice that has helped me tap In and turn on the energy of my body. Tori Washington has created a beautiful Wealth Embodiment Flow that takes you through the depths of scarcity to the sensations of abundance and wealth frequency. While doing this flow I've released a lot of energetic tension in my body and even healed my sciatica.
#4 Body Led Day
For one whole do listen to your body and go do whatever It Is guiding you to do. This is almost like a Yes Day if you've seen that movie on Netflix. Allow yourself to do whatever lights your body up. No questions or mental checklists. See where she takes you! You might even have some unique encounters or meet awesome people along way.
#5 Experiment + Trust Yourself
If you are feeling frustrated and stuck it's important to experiment, try new things, new ways and with new people. The more you follow your excitement and feel satisfied the more you will trust yourself. Remember you are building a relationship with your body. Tuning into your own personal cues can take time, commitment, trial and error. Be kind to yourself as this new way of guidance is most likely very unfamiliar or different to the way you have previously made decisions. It's like building a muscle if you don't use it you lose it! Most importantly have fun and get lost in the process. Along the way new doors and possibilities could open to you that you never planned or dreamed of. Your body is wise and is to be trusted.
Looking for more support? I offer 1:1 coaching where we can dive into your Human Design type together and help you discover your own life journey that will lead you to excitement and satisfaction. I also have a self-discovery course called Let Your Light Shine.
Any questions pop them below or feel free to reach out through the contact form.
Much Love Always,
Shannon McAlister | Educator, wifey and conscious mama who is practicing mindful living + appreciating the everyday magic!