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Extreme Projector Exhaustion

Human Design Projector, Wanda Henke, Shares Her Story of Exhaustion and Recovery:

Hi everyone! I thought I would share my experience with extreme projector exhaustion. I’m sharing now because I want to encourage those of you who are also feeling this – it can get better if you allow yourself enough time to recuperate.

exhaustion revisedEven though I learned about Human Design about 5 years ago, I really did not understand the exhaustion piece for projectors until recently. I’m in my mid 60s, so I have been living like a Generator trying to be a Manifestor for a long time. I was extreme in my desire to outwork everyone else. Of course, I was just trying to get that recognition that we projectors need and want so badly. I retired from my latest career as a high school math teacher last July. I had not planned to retire at this time – I really could not afford to retire – but the situation at my school became untenable. I was teaching full-time at a public high school and part-time at my state’s online public high school. Once I retired, I could not work for the state at all for 6 months. I was really scared about the money piece, but by the time I actually stopped working, I was so exhausted I could hardly breathe. I had been exhausted for years, but I had kept pushing because I felt I had to.

I won’t go into details about my finances because I don’t want to remind myself of that negative energy, but basically it was a total collapse. The good news is that after 6 months of almost total rest, I finally feel like I will be able to “live” again. I have spent a lot of time – sometimes many days in a row – doing nothing but watching movies or old TV shows. Reading a book took too much energy. I fought this need to do absolutely nothing at first. I told myself a week was enough, then a month was enough. Finally after I got into this course (The Projector’s Survival Study Program) and listened to the recordings I gave in and decided not to worry about whether or not I looked “weak” to my relatives and not to worry about whether or not I would have enough money to meet the few obligations I had left. I allowed myself to do nothing – for days on end. I just listened to my spleen and did only those things I felt like doing.

Gradually, I began to do some reading and studying instead of TV. I had one thing that I did each week that took all day and was exhausting, but it was not something I could give up. At first, I would sit for 3 or 4 days and do nothing after this trip. The recovery time became less and less as the weeks went by. About 2 weeks ago, I decided to do some errands the day after my trip. I was very pleasantly (surprised) to find that I was not exhausted. I started to get some real inspiration and about 2 weeks ago, I had a vision of the perfect next venture for me. I had this idea when I originally decided to retire, but at that time it seemed like it would be too slow to make money and too much work to accomplish. Now it seems like it will just flow and I don’t feel any struggle. I know the money will come as it needs to. That part is already starting. When I contacted the online school to let them know that my 6-month exile was over, they were excited to have me back and asked me to teach 2 sections this semester. This is the perfect amount of work for a projector and will allow me to move up from survival while I start to put the pieces of my new venture in place. I’m doing my new venture as a projector – I will just do what I love to do and let those who want to partake of my wisdom come to me. Life is good and getting better!¬† ūüôā

If you are just starting to recover from Projector Exhaustion – it will get better if you just allow yourself time to recover!

Wanda HenkeWanda currently teaches high school math online with the North Carolina Virtual Public School. She retired last summer from teaching math face to face. Prior to teaching math, Wanda was an earthquake engineer. She and her husband developed a soil testing device used in earthquake engineering applications. Wanda found Human Design about 5 years ago, but did not really start trying to understand the implications of being a Projector until about 6 months ago. Wanda feels that Human Design is the key to successfully using all the wonderful self-improvement tools that we have today. Her first goal is to understand and love the unique person that she is.

A Major Epiphany from the Living Your Design Course

I just completed a special live Living Your Design course which was tailored to the specific issues of non-sacral beings (Projectors and Manifestors).  It was taught by Andrea Abay-Abay, a fellow Projector who is trained in Human Design training through Jovian Archive.  This course was extremely helpful for all of the Projectors who participated.  Some of us were well into our deconditioning process and some were new to deconditioning and Human Design.  All of us got immense value from the experience.  During the course I had a major epiphany which I will tell you about in a moment.Andrea AbayabayThe Living Your Design course is the introductory course for the Human Design System as it was originally taught by Ra Uru Hu.  It covers the basics of Human Design as it pertains to all design types.  So we learned about the strategies and decision making authorities of all Human Design types as well as the specifics of all of the energy centers.  What made this class unique is that Andrea made all of the information about other design types pertinent to Projectors.  Projectors are here for others, so it is crucial that we understand others.  It is also crucial that we understand how to manage ourselves in the midst of others.  This includes being aware of how we are susceptible to the conditioning of other energy types.  

While the information was very familiar to me (I am a certified Human Design Specialist through Human Design for Everyone)¬†I had a major epiphany during the course¬†which put me on a whole new level of empowerment.¬†¬†I had been going through some family stress and conflict which reached its breaking point during the course. ¬†At the point where I felt that I couldn’t endure it any more¬†I suddenly realized that what was going on had nothing to do with me. ¬†The awareness of how¬†I was absorbing and amplifying the conditioning field in my environment¬†catapulted me into¬†a new empowered stance in my relationships with the two Generators in my household. ¬†I gained the clarity I needed to assertively refuse¬†to take on the discord between my family members. ¬†The effect was a palpable shift between¬†these two Generators who were in conflict in my household.¬† I’m not sure if they actually resolved their conflict, and quite frankly I don’t care. ¬†But the energy changed in the house when I changed how I deal with them. ¬†My¬†experience of them shifted in a dramatically positive way.

Projectors are here to guide the Generators in their lives (when invited), and I was reminded ofmanvsman my¬†very important role in my Generators’ lives. ¬†This did not mean that I had to be their referee or their conflict resolution specialist (as I had attempted to be in the past.) ¬†It meant that I had to be aware of the conditioning that they receive from each other as well as the conditioning that I receive from them, and manage myself by recognizing that¬†what is theirs is not mine. ¬†The Living Your Design Course helped me to do that by the way that we spent time on each of the types and the conditioning in all of the centers. ¬†Something just clicked and I’m glad it did.

Andrea will not be doing this live course for a while, but she does do a private Living Your Design program for people who want individual attention.  And she does also plan to make the live course she just did into an audio download.  I will be sure to let you know more about her upcoming offerings as they become available.

Human Design Projector Holiday Experiment

20141221_203528 The holiday season with its¬†increased social activities is a perfect time to experiment with¬†Human Design. ¬†If you have been learning about yourself as a Human Design Projector for a while, you know how important it is discover how you feel by yourself vs how you feel among others …¬†especially if you have a lot of open energy centers.

My Generator husband and I have been enjoying a visit from my Manifesting Generator stepdaughter (who normally lives with her mother).  At the same time my Manifesting Generator stepson with three motors to his throat and a bad case of Senior Year of High School Angst, is visiting his mother for the holidays. This is not our usual way to spend the holidays.  We usually have both of the kids or not.  But this different arrangement has resulted in great observations about my Projector energy and my relationships with the sacral beings in my life.

Here 2 things I have discovered:

  • The stress and discord in my house the past few months was not mine. ¬†Hallelujah! ¬†It was the result of the conditioning that my husband (who is a Generator with¬†6 open centers) and I (a Projector with 5 open centers) were receiving from his very defined son. ¬†I’m not placing blame, just observing. ¬†As soon as he left we both relaxed.
  • Sacral energy can be delicious when you’re in the right conditioning field. ¬†My husband and I both share some delightful electromagnetic connections with my stepdaughter. ¬†Her presence activates us in ways that uplift us (especially me) and allow me to ride along under the influence of the sustainable energy to have fun.


    Early Christmas on the Winter Solstice

Projectors are designed to be conditioned by others. ¬†It’s how we know the other so that we can guide them when invited. ¬†I believe we’re also here to enjoy our lives and perhaps even balance the planetary vibrations with that joy¬†we embody (just a personal theory). ¬†It’s all about the right people.. the right sacral energy … the best feeling connections which make the difference between a Projector who struggles and a Projector who thrives.

You may have already observed the differences in your energy field when you are around your Generator loved ones.  If not, this time of year will give you ample opportunity!


The Manifesting Generator unwrapping gifts while trying not to draw attention to herself.

Perhaps the most important thing to remember about your observations is the necessity to spend time alone. ¬†This allows you to feel your personal energy¬†independent of others. ¬†And when you step into the influence of another’s auric field, the difference will be unmistakable.

Enjoy your experiments and your holiday season!

Here is a special gift from my coaching website:

Free Webinar:  End Holiday Stress Before it Starts

Wait for an Invitation – Zeno Speaks about Human Design Projectors

Questions always come up in¬†our Projector Teleconferences¬†about the strategy of waiting for invitations. ¬†The black and white guideline¬†that Projectors must¬†wait for an invitation before¬†¬†taking¬†action can often create more confusion than clarity. ¬†The bottom line is that when you are able to observe yourself in relation to others,¬†the clarity about how and when to wait… and why you are waiting becomes clear.

The explanation provided in this video by Zeno about waiting provides some information for you to find your own clarity.  Zeno of Zen Human Design is a mental Projector with a defined throat.  She was one of the original U.S. students of Ra Uru Hu, and as the result of observing how the instruction of Human Design changed from the original she developed her own clarity about understanding the Human Design Chart.

The Drudgery of Work – How to Be Wise About It

As a Human Design Projector you are not here to work like most other people.  Projectors have an undefined sacral center so the energy for work comes and goes.  And because of this, even the simplest activities can turn into drudge work under certain circumstances.  By drudge I mean those activities which bore the crap out of you so much so that you wish they would just do themselves.  They are the ones that you dread because they suck the life out of you.

stressfulA lovely Projector asked about how she can¬†deal with drudge work . ¬†If you find that there are times when you just don’t want to do “it” … whatever it is … you get what she means by drudgery.

If you’re doing hard, physical labor you need to know that most Human Design Projectors are not equipped to do this on a continuous basis. ¬†That open sacral center may fool you into believing you can when you’re around a bunch of Generators, but do this too often and you may find yourself flat out exhausted. ¬†Even the most tenacious Projector will eventually succumb to exhaustion from amplifying all of that Generator sacral energy in their undefined sacral center. ¬†That said, the flipside advantage of the Projector’s undefined sacral is the eventual ability to become wise about how, when and what to do about work.

So here’s what I invite you to do the next time you’re faced with a mind numbing or body draining task. ¬†Start to play with how you can become wise about dealing with the drudgery.

#1 – Can you get out of it? ¬†Well if you have a hamper full of dirty clothes and no one to wash them for you, you probably have to do it. ¬†That’s just a tiny example. ¬†If you’re in a job that’s draining the life out of you it’s a whole different story. ¬†It’s entirely possible that no amount of wise management will keep you afloat and you might have to jump ship. (this is where strategy and authority come in)

Ok if you can’t get out of the mundane, here are some things to consider when you’re experimenting with wisdom about work:

  • Drudge work is “drudgyer” if you haven’t taken care of yourself. ¬†If you’re tired because your self-care is suffering everything is harder. ¬†You run out of energy quicker. ¬†You have less tolerance for even the smallest of tasks that you don’t want to do.
  • You don’t have to do everything yourself. ¬†Even the busiest Generators delegate stuff that they don’t want or can’t do … just to save them time. ¬†Delegating saves a Projector precious vital force energy!
  • Procrastination can become a fine art when you are following¬†your own timing. ¬† You may discover that some things don’t need to be done at all, or something shows up to make it easier. Of course if procrastination is creating more stress it may not be wise to use it.
  • One Projector’s work is another Projector’s joy. ¬†Drudge work can sometimes be a matter of perspective. ¬†When joy is your guide the unavoidable work gets done easily.¬†Perhaps every Projector resonates deep down inside with the bit of wisdom that says “If it ain’t fun don’t do it”. ¬†But what if you can’t get out of it and you aren’t in a position to delegate it? ¬†Is it possible to make it fun with a joyful incentive? ¬†Here’s an example…
My kitchen floor needs to be washed. ¬†Whenever I can, I hire someone to come and do it. ¬†Lately I haven’t deemed it possible, so I put it off. ¬†So today I got a little “joyful incentive”… my husband informed me that he’s sending me 4 lobsters for my birthday which will be here on Friday.¬† I immediately got excited about having friends over for dinner and voila!… the energy for washing the floor¬†showed up!
Of course I’ve been laying low and conserving energy for the past few days and have planned a
day off after my “clean the kitchen floor and host a dinner party extravaganza”. That’s how I’m
becoming more wise about work …
How about you?  How are you becoming wise about work?

5 Reasons It’s Great to Be a Human Design Projector

It’s not always easy to move through the world in a way that is different from most. ¬†When you are a Human Design Projector it can be even more challenging, because you don’t have the consistent energy to show up in a world that (over)values work and keep up with the way that everyone else (the majority 70% with a defined sacral center) does¬†it. ¬†If you are a¬†Projector who finds it challenging to stay positive about yourself in the midst of the Generator world here are 5 reasons that it’s great to be a Human Design Projector:¬†¬†

  1. You have ongoing permission to take a nap in the middle of the day.
  2. You can become really wise about how to make the most of the energy you possess and how others can do the same.
  3. When you are being who you really are, people feel your presence when you walk into the room… whether they acknowledge it or not. … That is real power!
  4. You are an expert at something. ¬†It’s your nature. ¬†You can’t help it. ¬†And right at this moment your people are looking for you to share your expertise with them. … How cool is that?
  5. You are here to be adored and recognized. ¬†You feel it in your bones, so don’t deny it!

Please take some time today to recognize and adore yourself! ¬†You play such an important role on the planet. ¬†No other group of people possess the wisdom to shift the broken paradigms of work and productivity in the world the way that Projectors can. ¬†And the beautiful part is that it’s not what you do but how you “be” in your intrinsic power that creates the shift … first for yourself and then for your people who invite you to “be” you with them. ¬†Your authentic presence is enough. ¬†So remember to love yourself deeply and live unapologetically in your joy!

My husband has been slowly clearing out his Thomas Kinkade desk calendar, and when he finds a quote that he thinks I will love he leaves it on my desk to let me know he loves and supports me. ¬†Here is one for your desk¬†so that you know I love and support you¬†…




Resources from the September Projector Teleconference

Sweet Gum LeafThe September Projector Teleconference was filled with lots of valuable questions and experiences from the Projectors who participated live.  One question in particular about transits and how they benefit Projectors requires a little follow up.

In the recording we briefly talked about what the planetary transits are in general and how to use them to gain wisdom about the energies which are affecting your day to day life.  I also mentioned several resources in the recording and I want to lay them out here for any of you who want to start working with the transits in your daily life.

Transit Charts: ¬†You can get a “just now” chart which shows you the gates which are activated for the current timeframe. ¬†The¬†easiest way to get a¬†just now charts is to go to¬†http://jovianarchive.com/Just_Now. ¬†If you would like to get a free program for your computer so you don’t have to be online to check the transits, the free version of the New Sunware program for Human Design Charts can be downloaded here:¬†http://newsunware.com/eng/Neutrinos/FreeVersion.htm

There is a brief overview in the September recording about how to use these transit charts.  But if this is a bit complicated for you or more than you want to keep up with, a couple of Human Design teachers put out excellent weekly overviews.

My teacher, Karen Curry, usually puts out in her weekly emails an overview of the transits for that week.  To get on her list for email updates go to www.understandinghumandesign.com

Another great resource for weekly transits come from Scott Davis who posts video on his You Tube channel, New World Birth.  They are extremely detailed, and if you want to get a better understanding of the influences and themes of the gates as they move through our collective and personal experiences you will get an education by following him.

If you are new to Human Design, and it is enough for you to immerse yourself in¬†your strategy to wait for an invitation don’t get distracted by all of the other complex information which is available through understanding the transits. ¬†It will come in your own time. ¬†Those who have been immersed in their own experiments for a while often feel compelled to study various aspects of Human Design more deeply. ¬†If this is you enjoy your journey through the transits as you ride the currents of energies which benefit us all.

Discovering Human Design – A Projector’s Experience – By Andrea Abay-Abay

Reposted with permission.  The original article can be found on the Jovian Archive website.

 width=I was invited into Human Design a few years ago by someone who guessed I was a Generator from what he knew of me.¬†He ran my chart, which showed I was one of a new Type of human that started appearing here in 1781 – a Projector.¬†He then said emphatically “You NEED to know this stuff!‚ÄĚ. I ordered the¬†Definitive Book of Human Design, got a reading, and my deconditioning journey began.

Since discovering Human Design, I have listened to and watched thousands of hours material, mainly from the Jovian Archive Media Library in the free as well as paid areas of the site, but also learning through many personal readings, coaching sessions and taking classes from certified analysts like Genoa Bliven, Kumud Kabir, Darshana Matthews, Becky Markley, Lasita Shalev and Carol Zimmerman.

I just re-took the foundation classes with Bethi Black at an in-person Human Design Intensive in Mount Shasta. This training blew me away in terms of my understanding of how I really am designed to function. Though I loved the convenience of the online foundation classes I’d taken over a year, now that I was more comfortable with the terminology, condensing that knowledge into a shorter time span and adding the in-aura interaction into my process allowed for a breakthrough in my understanding that I needed and am incredibly grateful for.

Some Human Design material I have reviewed several times over to absorb deeper meaning. Human Design uses the English language creatively to interpret the energy present in a graphical representation synthesizing major exoteric and esoteric sciences in order to understand the forces that make us who we are. Despite my years of study, after this week‚Äôs Intensive I feel like I just woke up to my design and am hearing so many things as if for the very first time. I’m in awe as I observe my body‚Äôs movements and have a visceral feeling of the practical applications that the Human Design System has in my life.

I know I can remember now to follow my Projector strategy of waiting to be recognized and invited into the big decisions in life ‚Äď those critical, life altering decisions of where to live, who to love, what to do for work.¬†I know I can wait now for clarity over time through the emotional wave of my defined solar plexus before actually moving forward with those big decisions.

 width=I see now how open and vulnerable I was to the conditioning field of the people around me and the way that I was raised. My own incompetence (though I blamed it on others) made me into something I was not. In my over-eagerness to please the people I loved, to prove myself and to be loved, trying to be what I was not led me to living a negatively conditioned ‚ÄúNot-Self‚ÄĚ life. My expectations of myself and the expectations of others were pressures I forced myself to meet and if I couldn‚Äôt‚Ķ well, I sure didn‚Äôt handle it gracefully, to say the very least.

As a Not-Self human I rarely made decisions from a place of calm or clarity Рmy decisions were generally impulsive, when I was either very up or very down emotionally. I ended up regretting so many of them very, very deeply Рsome of these decisions haunted me for years. I am designed to make mistakes and learn from them, but boy, some of my learning experiences were doozies and I would not wish them on anyone. 

Despite the innate resilience that is hard-wired into my design, I got to the point where I nearly killed myself. With similar chart aspects to the recently self-deceased Robin Williams, (‚ÄúIndividual circuitry‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúSplit Definition‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúEmotionally Defined‚ÄĚ), I had huge waves of powerful emotions, never felt whole when I was alone and often experienced the melancholy and sometimes depression that pulses through my being.

The ache of an individual without the ability to express it’s uniqueness can drain the life out of you when not understood, and can lead to intense feelings of loneliness that may have tragic endings for a Not-Self being. When that mutating pulse is understood and honored, it could instead lead to things like deep inner truth, innovative thinking and insight, intense creativity, radical change, higher knowing, and authentic direction. When you discover the truth about yourself, you are given the keys to unlocking your true potential and living the fullness of a life you were truly born for.

¬†For 35 years I worked hard at making my life a success, wanting to accept and love myself, but looking in the mirror with unconditional love was just not possible. Rejection of self is a difficult place from which to learn how to behave. The pain from the countless mistakes I’ve made over the years through my trial and error learning process made it truly challenging for me to forgive, accept and love myself without guilt or trying to change anything.

It took heart-wrenching events of deep personal loss for me to really see the patterning of my experiences and to try to break it. Without Human Design to help me understand the program I was living and the reasons for my bitter predicament, who knows how much longer I would have chosen to live here. With Human Design I know I can peel back the layers of Not-Self to begin living as who I truly am and find the sweetness of success that I desire and was born for.

After hitting rock-bottom, I escaped the low-land city life that was not correct for me and moved to the mountains, focusing on being in nature, meditation and studying to get back to myself. Human Design was the major tool that allowed me to finally understand my life and brought the light of hope back into it, allowing me to function again.

With Human Design, I immediately knew I had had finally found the keys to mastering my life and what made other people tick. Now that I’ve been experimenting with the system for a few years, and after being invited several times to write about it, I know I can finally speak up and share my individual knowing to make a contribution.

Honoring the deep call from within to understand the way the world works in terms of the illusion we are living, I have decided to commit my life fully to learning and sharing this work and my process with others when recognized and invited.

The vast majority of you who might be reading this will not need the kind of intense study in Design that I did to see results. All it takes is finding out your Type, Strategy and Authority and beginning your own experiment by testing it to see how it works. Human Design is not a belief system. It is a way of understanding the mechanics of the forces around us that shape who we all are.

As a Projector, I am designed to love and master systems. During my first year of living my experiment and studying design, I experienced major “shattering” of many beliefs about myself, the world and others that I had stubbornly clung onto as truth. It was really hard at times; I felt very confused and there was A LOT of crying!

As a solar plexus defined being, with emotional cognition, I’m a highly emotional person ‚Äď something I was always ashamed of.¬†Starting as early as a young teenager I was prescribed powerful medications (which I could never consistently take) that just were not right for my sensitive system.¬†Several important people in my life constantly pushed medication on me and sometimes I gave in just to please them. I didn‚Äôt trust my emotions and the people closest to me didn‚Äôt trust me because of them. They just couldn‚Äôt.

As the messenger of Human Design, Ra Uru Hu would say at times after delivering a particular bit of information ‚ÄúIt is what it is‚ÄĚ or “What to do?‚ÄĚ Whether you are emotionally defined and feeling your own powerful waves of emotion or not emotionally defined and amplifying the emotions of those around you, there’s¬†nothing you can do¬†but learn about your design, so that you can understand the mechanics to ride the waves of emotions, ‚ÄúLive Your Design‚ÄĚ and through it all, “Love Yourself.‚ÄĚ Human Design has shown me how to do that and I know it can do that for you too if you are ready for this knowledge.

No matter what my re-birthed form looks and behaves like, and on whatever mountain she will end up (I am designed to function optimally in the mountains), I finally get what ‚Äúpassenger consciousness‚ÄĚ means experientially and I am enjoying the movie of what it is to be human in my own form.

Now I want to ask you a few questions.

Would you like to know who you really are?

Would you like to see your true strengths and gifts?

Would you like to know what your Life Purpose really is?

Would you like to live life as the person you were born to be?

If you answered positively to these questions I invite you to join me on a journey of deconditioning yourself of the negative beliefs and incorrect behaviors that in all probability make up the bulk of who you think you are.

Get your Human Design Chart width= to find out your Type, Strategy and Authority now so that you can begin your own Human Design experiment to truly wake up to what you really are. I highly recommend a personal reading with a professionally trained analyst; all have had at least 3.5 years of deconditioning and intense immersion in the authentic version of this knowledge as it was given to Ra Uru Hu, the original messenger of this work who brought it forth into the world.

There are analysts all over the globe who are dedicated to helping others understand themselves and others. But if you want to investigate this further first to see if it sounds right for you a good place to start is checking out the Introduction to Human Design section of the International Human Design School website.

Whatever path you take, the sooner you understand your design’s Strategy and Authority and implement this understanding in your life to begin your experiment, the sooner you can stop living a Not-Self life and live out your authentic uniqueness.

Isn’t it time to live the life you were designed for and experience the satisfaction, success, peace or surprise that you crave?

Is Barack Obama a Burnt Out Human Design Projector?

Human Design Barack Obama

Barack Obama August 4, 1961 7:24 p.m. Honolulu, HI

As we enter into the end of the summer, a time when long awaited vacations are typically taken, it seems the President of the United States has met with much criticism for taking time out as tensions in the world and at home heat up. ¬†Photos of Barack Obama’s golf swing pepper the media, fueling criticism that this president is lazy and ineffective in his approach to the many crises which potentially threaten the U.S.. ¬†In spite of the fact that he has taken markedly fewer vacation days than any other modern day president, it doesn’t seem to Improve upon the widespread perception that he is not doing his job. ¬†Could it be that the lack of vacation time is actually working against him?

Regardless of your political feelings about President Barack Obama, there is much that can be learned from¬†observing this 6/2 Projector’s experience. ¬†So I’m going to put a few observations out here which are pertinent to all Human Design Projectors.

Unsustainable Work-Force Energy

In essence, the Projector’s purpose on earth is to guide and direct the people who actually have the sacral energy to do sustainable work in the world. ¬†A Projector’s workflow needs to incorporate lots of space and time to recharge themselves, because it’s not about putting the nose to the grindstone for the Projector. ¬†It’s about lightening up to let the innate wisdom that the Projector embodies surface and unfold.

We live in a world where 70% of the population has sustainable sacral energy to do the day to day, nose to the grindstone work. ¬†That’s what they’re here for. ¬†And if they are in work that’s right for them they can continue to do that work day after day, week after week, year after year with no problems. ¬†It will actually energize them. ¬†But it’s because the majority of people have this ability that our collective belief systems reinforce the idea that everyone¬†must work relentlessly in order get something accomplished. ¬†If you’re built that way it works for you. ¬†If you’re not, you ultimately bring something else to the world that the sacral beings don’t have… a wisdom about what is worth working for, and how to¬†go about doing it in¬†the most beneficial ways.

As an open sacral being, Mr. Obama (as well as other Projectors) need their down-time. When the Projector doesn’t get the time to relax and play they get very burned out. ¬†This burnout isn’t something that is easy to come back from. ¬†It has the potential to affect the Projector at very deep physical and emotional levels. ¬†Now here’s the interesting catch 22. Often the Projector knows deep down inside what they need in order to do their best. ¬†But if they’re in a traditional situation which expects them to show up day after day and keep working and working and working like everyone else they may be reticent to honor their own needs. ¬†If they’re caught doing what’s right for them by taking a break when others are working, they’re often heavily criticized for it, judged as lazy, and in many cases deeply resented. ¬†And if the Projector keeps working in the way everyone else is working they ultimately become burned out and ineffective. ¬†This subjects them to more criticism and judgement.

Is that what’s happening here? ¬†What do you think?

Open Energy Centers and Burnout

The ability to take breaks from work is essential for the Projector, especially one who has as many open energy centers as Barack Obama. ¬†All of those open energy centers are taking ¬†in and amplifying energy from other people. ¬†With this much openness, the potential to fry yourself out is huge! ¬†This¬†president is absorbing¬†a multitude of¬†influences from other people and the environment around him … work behaviors, fears, varying¬†ideas and opinions .. just to name a few. ¬†When Projectors don’t have sufficient alone time to discharge all this energetic¬†“stuff”, they don’t ever fully get back to themselves and the true wisdom within them. They start to act like those around them in intensified ways. ¬†And eventually they just crash.

Do you think this President is in the midst of a crash?

Energy Comes With the Right Invitations

Projectors are here to manage, guide and direct others when invited.¬† If ever there was a position of leadership for managing, guiding and directing, it is the office of the president of the United States. ¬†The issue of invitation is, in my opinion, the most fascinating thing about Barack Obama’s presidency. ¬†Half of the American population invited him to be president and the other half dramatically opposed him.

When Projectors enter into large things which require a lot of time, energy and commitment¬†they need to be invited into it. ¬†The more formal the invitation the better. ¬†And just because the Projector was invited doesn’t mean that it’s the correct invitation. ¬†The correct invitation recognizes and upholds the innate gifts that the Projector has and sets the stage for them to use those gifts for the benefit of those who invited him. ¬†Inherent in the invitation are the resources, support and sustenance to carry out that role.

So did he enter into he presidency in the correct way?  Was he really invited?  Is this the correct invitation for him?  And does he truly have the support that the right invitation would afford him to be a success at his work?

Of course¬†there are other markers in¬†Barack Obama’s Human Design chart which are very specific to him and the dynamics that he is here to live out. ¬†But the¬†issues discussed in this post today can set up any Projector for burn out. ¬†So as you read this and get your own insights about potential burnout and the presidency, ask yourself how you may be experiencing these issues in your own life.

Are you a burnt out Projector?  What dynamics contributed to your burnout?  What issues in this post do you see in your own life?

You are invited to share your insights and comments on this blog post.  Remember that this is a forum for the empowerment and support of Human Design Projectors.  Political opinion and inflammatory comments will be deleted.

Here is a thorough look at Barack Obama’s Human Design chart by loveyourhumandesign.com: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†http://loveyourhumandesign.com/samplereports/Barack.html

Several More Reasons Why it’s Hard for Human Design Projectors to Wait


Last week I shared a video about “Why it is So Hard to Wait”. ¬†Of all the things that Human Design Projectors are designed to do, waiting is often the most challenging. There are probably several¬†reasons for that which I didn’t discuss in the video and would like to share with you here. ¬†When you understand what may be hindering¬†your waiting process you might find it easier to settle in to trusting that your strategy could actually work for you.

  1. The right big invitations don’t come along that often. ¬†It’s kind of a no-brainer when you think about it. ¬†You only need one big career change, for example, that is so utterly delicious and engaging that it keeps you enraptured for a long time. ¬†Same holds true for relationships. ¬†Some of us are designed to have variety in our lives… even in relationships. ¬†But for the majority, it only takes one utterly delicious partner to keep us enraptured for many years. ¬†So just the right invitation which offers just the right support or growth opportunity is not necessarily something that needs to come along everyday. ¬†Yet the waiting creates an opening. ¬†And the longer you wait the more you may be tempted to fill that opening.
  2. It takes time to align with your authenticity. ¬†If you’re under 25 and have been raised by someone who is intimately familiar with your Human Design this won’t¬†apply to you. ¬†If you’re older than 30, however, you probably lived a lot of life¬†before you even discovered that there was such a thing as a Human Design Strategy. ¬† Because Projectors are¬†here to know the other, we often don’t know ourselves as well. ¬†So most likely when you found out about your design type and started following your strategy you had a lot of relationships and habits in place which were not a true reflection of you. ¬†It takes time to discover the true you. ¬†And it often takes a lot of changing to turn around the momentum of a life which does not fully support you. ¬†When you let go of those unsupportive relationships and habits, initially you experience gaps and holes which could compel you to fill them up with something… anything… which may not be the right fit for who you really are.
  3. Conditioning in the open centers make you want to take action rather than wait. ¬†Of all the design types, Projectors are often the most susceptible to conditioning. ¬†Our energy fields can be like sponges as we take in and sample other people’s energy. ¬†So here’s how it shows up in your life. ¬†The open sacral center compels you to work and do when you’re around sacral beings. ¬†That is the thing we all have in common. ¬†Then depending on your other open centers, you may feel the desire to take actions to be heard, make others happy or prove your worth to name a few.

Waiting isn’t easy with all these forces and dynamics at play. ¬†If your journey to your true Projector self started with lots of gaps because you let go of a bunch of things that were no longer serving you, remember it’s so important to be mindful of how you’re filling the space. ¬†Is there bitterness in your space, despair, insecurity? ¬†If so, try replacing these heavier energies with hope, healing, and love. ¬†When you clean up your waiting space you will probably be pleasantly surprised at what comes in!

Having trouble waiting?  Consider a private session with Sandy Freschi