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