Appreciation for knowing ourselves

Healing yourself, loving the world

I’ve been writing recently about the stages of our healing and transformational journeys.  I see four distinct areas, with a fifth, unknown, creative area.

  1. Heal our wounds on a personal level (read blog post here)
  2. Heal our wounds on a family ancestral level (read blog post here)
  3. Understand ourselves and our gifts and role in the world
  4. Understand and participate in the larger, collective evolution from fear to love
  5. ???

Knowing ourselves

About 1/3 of the time when someone comes to me with a set of issues they want relief on, I notice that it’s not an EFT issue, it’s a self-knowledge issue.

By self-knowledge, I mean understanding the range of expressions around various characteristics as well as understanding our personal characteristics. A simple example. There are many different transportation modes, some we’ve seen, some we haven’t.  Cars, buses, subways, walking, or bikes but also camels, horses, and mules.  Of these, which am I?  Am I a car or a horse? If I’m a car, am I a sports car or a cruiser?  What sort of gas do I need? How many do I seat?

In human terms, I am talking about the different ways we have of being as seen through the eyes of Human Design:

  • How do relate to our ideas
  • What we have access to talk about and what we don’t
  • How quickly we make decisions
  • Do we have one clear vision or many?
  • How we connect to the environment around us
  • How we bring ideas into form
  • How we rest and nourish ourselves
  • How we relate to to-do lists
  • How we impact other people
  • What our purpose is that we bring to the world
  • What are our blind spots and what are our unrecognized gifts?

 How do you know when learning about your design might help?

  • You judge yourself for being too {fill-in-the-blank}.
  • You feel different from others.
  • You feel tense around others.
  • You’ve done lots of healing work but something still isn’t working for you.
  • You’re more tired than you’d like.
  • You’re more frustrated than you’d like.

How does it feel to consider the idea that there’s nothing wrong with you?  That perhaps all you need is to understand yourself from a wider perspective and see how you operate in the world?

Okay, this is a lot of information.  If you want to work through some of this yourself, here’s a free five-page quick start guide to Human Design.  Download here.

If you want to talk about being guided through this process, be in touch, and we can set up a free chat to talk about what’s happening with you and how I can help.

Thanks for reading!

~ Deb.

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Deborah Donndelinger

Deborah Donndelinger

I'm writing from Maryland, but my heart goes out all over the world. I'm cheering you on as you tackle the hard stuff, embrace the easy, and show up to help others.