The moment that you live your life according to your mind, making decisions according to your mind, there’s just no way you’ll be able to fulfill the potential that is there for you. There’s certainly no way you’ll be able to recognize, and bring into your life those allies that are correct for you, or that you are correct for.
It often leads to dysfunctional relationships that may lead to dysfunctional families of one kind or another. It leads to the homogenization of the life and the narrowing of life into the limited perspectives and possibilities of not-self couples, stuck in the same formulas; so the same joke makes them all laugh because they know that their lives are a pattern, and the pattern is stuck.
It’s the way the not-self lives, and it all goes back to mind. It goes back to understanding that what this knowledge represents is a transition, a movement away from the Inner Authority of mind to the Inner Authority of the body, because we finally know how to access it. We know where it is, and how it works.
The language of Human Design, at its surface, is extraordinarily simple because that is the truth: Respond in form, wait for the invitation, wait out the lunar cycle, these are very simple basic truths. Yet, the mind is very powerful because it has this illusion that it is in charge. There is only one thing to do: If you turn over Authority to your vehicle you can disarm your mind. You can take away its power to distort your life.
That’s what Strategy and Authority does. It begins to release you from this addiction to seeing that you can only be complete by having what you're not; a pursuit where you will never know self-love. Strategy and Authority shows us the beauty of self-love, that we are perfect, correct, unique, and how to live that out with awareness.
All of that begins at the very simple surface. Don’t make decisions with your mind. Let it do whatever it wants, but don’t make decisions with it and it will set you free. Then you don’t have to end up being one of these deeply predictable human beings, where you can put your finger on the openness in any place and say, “See, this is what controls you in your life. You’re controlled by everything you’re not. You suffer in the face of everything that you’re not.” Ignorance is what it is. No need for that. We have the knowledge, we have the tools.
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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Human Design says something that has never been said before: “Your mind is not for decision making.” That’s all the mind has ever been, the decision maker.
What is the Not-Self according to Human Design? Is it a bad thing? No. Is it a good thing? No. It just is. It is something that we live with, that we co-exist with.
"The dilemma of the mind is that even when the form is aligned to its correct path in life, the mind continues to chase the shadows, and believe that the stories found in the shadows are real."
When I look at all of the openness that’s there in somebody's design, it is clear to me that the undefined Ego is what really creates the deepest dilemmas in humanity as a whole.