Bitterness is like a barbed wire fence which gets erected when Human Design Projectors are not living as their true selves. It keeps the true nature of the Projector locked behind a prickly, painful barrier which repel the people that they are here to serve. As you probably already know, bitterness is the emotional theme Projectors experience when they are not following their strategy and authority… in Human Design speak… when they’re living their “not-self”.
If you’re a Projector struggling with recognizing bitterness when it shows up in your life, you’re not alone. If you want to know why it can be a challenge to see it, read: Why You May Not Know You’re Bitter.
There are many ways to experience bitterness that may go unnoticed, or may be minimized due to the “icky” nature of the feelings. But it’s important to identify it and own it for what it is. I did some research on common definitions for bitterness and I want to share them with you here, so that you can get a better picture of how you may be experiencing it in your life:
- Anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly
- Distasteful or distressing to the mind
- Sharply unpleasant
- Strong animosity
Where do you feel like a victim of unfair treatment?
What unpleasant or displeasing thoughts play over and over in our mind?
Where do you hold animosity toward another?
How are you living in harshness?
These questions will help you take inventory of the bitterness in your life. Your ability to align with the magnificently empowered version of yourself that you came here to be, starts with recognizing the “icky”, shadow, flip side of your true Projector nature. Own it and it loses its grip. Own it to discover what keeps you from fully settling in to your strategy. Own it to free yourself and move into the joy and success you’re here to have.
This is just a small part of what is covered in the Bitterness to Joy Program. You’re invited to join us!