There's so much information available that when you're looking at a Design, the simple things in Human Design are often left behind and at great risk because despite its depth, it is in fact simple knowledge; its great secrets are very obvious and on the surface. Human Design is not esoteric, it is a logical system. And because it's a logical system rooted in a specific set of patterns and rules, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to be able to get to its essential truths.
It is these basic superficial and essential truths that are the framework upon which you can build your own process. Teaching at any basic beginner level, my interest is about the individual. To see each unique being, and being able to see that in returning to the simple. It's very healthy to return to the simple because it's here that we have the foundation of what it is to be us, what it means to discover our nature, and nothing is more profound than the Channel itself.
When I was given the knowledge, I was not given specifically the Human Design. I was given the design of forms, of which Human Design was one of the forms. And it began with the inanimate. When you look at the inanimate in terms of Design, in terms of the way in which it's illustrated, the G Center is the only Center, and the only potential activation is the 25th Gate. In other words, the inanimate is simply the potential of a simple Gate; nothing more, nothing less.
But the moment you take the next step in the form principle is the moment you go from simply the potential of a Gate activation to the potential of Channel. That‘s what you get when you look at the Design of the single cell. You see that this transition between the animate and the inanimate, this extraordinary movement in terms of Design is so beautifully and so obviously illustrated: It is the Channel. In the language of Design you would call it the life force.
The Channels themselves lay a foundation for what we are here to perfect. The moment you express your nature correctly is the moment that perfection is what it is. It is the same word as saying unique, because there is no comparison. But there is something else: When you live out your true nature, you tap into your life force. It has to do with your health, your vitality, your spirit and your mental acuity. Because this is where your power is, where your essence is. This is where your gifts are, and where you‘re different from anybody else.
At the very basics of Human Design is a very simple thing. What we have been able to learn from the revealed mechanics is an understanding of how we can navigate on this plane in such a way that we get to live out our true potential, the potential of the form. It is the form that empowers this life force. When you're operating correctly, what you're doing is enriching the potential of this holistic being because you bring out the essence of yourself. It's there in the Channel.
Ra Uru Hu was the Human Design System’s founder and messenger. Ra dedicated 25 years of his life to the development and teaching of the System around the world until he passed away in 2011.
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