With all certainty the ‘Quarter of Mutation’ is generally the most easily misunderstood and yet prone to lead to misjudgement and false generalizations. What kind of transformation could it be referring to, isn’t that right?
The thing is that our ideas about ‘transformation’ and about what is ‘transformable’ is, and I say this also with all certainty, not only one of the most deeply homogenized in humanity, but also the one that is most submitted to dogmas of every kind. A dogma is nothing but a rational way of excusing and justifying human misery, no matter of which order and origin.
This is how, decision after decision, each individual’s convictions are slowly shaped by their own life experiences. But the human mind has forever mistaken individual convictions with all sorts of moral dogmas since the beginning of time. This is the cognitive trick with which the evolutionary program has kept the consciousness of human beings locked up in their personal mental ghetto, always ready to identify with the last ‘choice’ that seems to provide the strongest solidity to the very bars of fears that, in invisible manner because of the mental habit, deeply condition and distort their perception of the only thing that truly matters; the solidity of our loyalty to what we already are, which is what we have always been and what we can never stop being until we die.
By logic it seems clear that if there is anything that is consistent in the perception of any human being, it should be found in the perception they have of themselves as the only inhabitant and passenger of their very form, since the perception that they have of all the others unavoidably carries references that are a lot more changing and unstable in what they have to offer. Yet, we keep educating our children so that they learn to trust in us, or even in others, more than in themselves, and we keep making them believe that we know when we actually only ‘believe’. In this way, inculcating our ‘teachings’ to those who ignore it all, we easily end up believing that we really knew something.
Oh, the false mental certainties of human beings, for how much devastation and misery are they responsible? ‘So much everything for nothing’, as the poet said. But in this existential melancholy we also find the start of the metaphysical revelation that, beyond the realm of our reasons, there is awareness in the simple presence of being, without any need for ornaments that elevate that state above the ordinary, because awareness IS the ordinary.
Either awareness manifests in the ordinary, or it simply does not manifest at all, because it is simple not properly aligned with the form with which one transits moment by moment of every day’s life. Nor is anyone necessarily waiting for the awareness and understanding to come, as sorrowful as it sounds. But, after all, from where is that self-awareness supposed to come?
All mutation starts first in the physical form of things, and is then reflected and potentially realized in the awareness that we have of them as we move forward in our personal experience. If the form is not the first one to undergo the mutation, than it can simply never reach to the awareness, it’s that simple.
The Human Design System is a body of knowledge that provides references that are terminal for the rational mind, where all of our fears and attachments have accumulated in the form of compensatory ‘attitudes’, because it enables the mind to oppose all those fears and attachments with the only fundamental dilemma that places the rational mind again and again before itself and before the absolute lack of consistency and conviction that exists behind its ‘reasons’ and half hearted ‘truths’.
Only when the rational mind finds itself capable of verifying the lack of real foundation that exists in the distorted perception that it has about the nature of things - as a projected reflection of its own state - can it discover the reality of our own inner convictions, wise and capable of defining who we really are without taking absolutely nothing for granted. The only requisite is to be ready to follow the leads of evidences in our own personal experience, rather than then empowering our reasons by identifying with them, even when the only thing revealed is the absolutely lucid and Socratic ignorance of having to say ‘I only know that I know nothing’. For there is no need for any reason in order to love oneself, or is there?
Alokanand Diaz, a 1/3 Emotional Manifestor, was one of Ra Uru Hu’s first students and has dedicated over 20 years to Human Design.
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Like the other three quarters, the Quarter of Initiation is divided in two halves by one of the 4 gates that make up the cross of the Vessel of Love.
The 'Quarter of Civilization' is the place in the wheel where we find 16 gates whose purpose can only be fulfilled when it materializes itself into some FORM.
For the last two years I have been introducing students in four different languages to the distortive power that these conditioning forces have always had over the human personality
Like in any other quarter, the line of transition into the Godhead that embodies the principles of Love for the entire quarter is a very important marker of all the unresolved human dilemmas that cast their shadow unto the first half of each quarter.
"I only learned to love the endless paradox that reveals that ‘Knowledge is not Power’ through the beauty of Human Design coming into my life."