For me, the BodyGraph is really the most fantastic aspect of the Human Design System. It is the only aspect of the mechanical construct that is truly original; that is, the wheel and the hexagrams and the constellations, the zodiacal configurations, the planets, all of that comes from very different disciplines.
The BodyGraph is really what makes Human Design unique, and it is of course the basis of everything in terms of all the gifts that Human Design brings; that is, to look at a Design and to be able to determine what its Strategy and Authority is, to be able to see in the very simple surface mechanics just about anything that you need to see in order to be able to align somebody to not only what is correct for them, but to explain to them where, in fact, their life has been difficult for them. Why it's been difficult for them, and the way in which they can deal with that. All of that, all of the magic that we have is integrated here into this BodyGraph.
So for me, Rave Anatomy is not about looking at the database per se. Though obviously, it's there. It’s about understanding this circuit board and it's really what it is: it's a circuit board. And the more you think about it as a circuit board, in some ways the easier it is for you to begin to understand how things in fact work. In thinking about how I would begin Rave Anatomy II, I wanted to give you something that's clear to me that you just don't think about when you see the BodyGraph. That isn't to say that you haven’t had moments or epiphanies; but nonetheless, when people look at the BodyGraph, they're already looking in the way in which they’ve been trained analytically to see it, they’re looking for certain things.
For me it has to do with the fact that I drew the first one, and in drawing that first one, what was incredible for me was just the board itself. Everything about my earliest understanding of what this BodyGraph was all about was simply based on disconnecting myself from the values of Centers, Gates, and Channels because the moment you get into the values, you get into another level of seeing. In the beginning it was very simple for me to strip all of that away because there was not the ongoing teaching and developing of a language to describe all of this.
Basically what I was given was a framework and a sort of deep imprinting of information. I certainly couldn't talk about a graph then in the way I do now, but the surface was always the same, and it’s still the same. It was always the obvious because it was approached as a circuit board. And when you approach it as a circuit board you have to see it differently. As a circuit board, what we’re looking at is the movement of energy, information, data, impulses, whatever we want to call it. What we're watching here in these various different configurations is that we're seeing the way in which information moves within this circuit board.
Excerpt from The Centers of Sacral Resistance, Lesson 1 of Rave Anatomy 2: The Awareness Lectures
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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