Ra's Guide to the Movie




"Learning Human Design isn’t the same as living it."
Ra Uru Hu



I’m not a fan of tv. In fact, I haven’t had one in many years.

But I just love a good movie. Don’t you?

Storytelling is something we all love to some degree. Most of us are addicted to reading, watching, listening to, or sharing stories. It’s all a vital part of learning and being human.

Ra spent decades honing the ways he got across the message of Human Design. His brilliantly mutative spark became a part of our collective largely through the sharing of stories and analogies that we could relate to.

Are you new to Human Design or have you been experimenting with it for a while? Either way, you’ve likely heard of the analogy of the Vehicle (body), the Passenger (personality) and the Driver (the magnetic monopole). All we need to do as the Passenger is look out the window and enjoy the ride.

One of the key concepts that got me settled into the passenger seat was Ra’s oft-repeated reference to “watching the movie”. Who we think we are (the black data on the right side of the bodygraph) is here to watch our life “movie” - what we see and experience from our individual perspective. The body is the life, and who we think we are is the witness to that life, here to commune with others what it’s like to be here in these bodies.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a virtual classroom environment with Ra?

In “Ra’s Guide to the Movie,” Ra takes you on a broad yet thorough overview of the fundamentals of Human Design in four classes approximately an hour long each.

As always, I enjoyed Ra’s unique way of expressing basic concepts crucial to understanding these lives that we live. Illustrative slides accompanied his lectures. I felt invited to “surrender to the magic of the mechanics” and just enjoy the show.

After experiencing this class, I was inspired to ask myself - what are the key elements to enjoying our life “movie?”

First of all, we can get maximum enjoyment when it is authentically ours. The only way we can ensure that it’s really ours is to experiment with following our Strategy and Authority in order to bypass the mind’s conditioning and make correct decisions.

When it’s our movie that we are watching, we’ll enjoy a true ”hero’s journey”-  a key element in any really epic movie.The hero or heroine in everyone’s life movie is their differentiated selves, just waiting to be able to fully express its uniqueness. Everyone has a way in which they can make correct decisions as themselves; their own Authority, which leads them down the path of differentiation.

Other key elements in enjoying our life “movie” are also the right environment, the correct perspective, the appropriate costumes and last but not least, a captive audience.

In Ra’s Guide to the Movie, Ra explains that our correct perspective and environment come from the nodes of the moon in our Human Design chart. Knowing my perspective is “personal” has helped me feel good about the way I experience life; feel more comfortable in my skin. Knowing my environment is “mountains” has helped me to stay out of environments no matter where I am that make me feel bad or encounter resistance.

Ra also goes into each of the lines of the hexagram, to share the values of the lines that make up our costumes or “Profile” that we wear in this life.

I'm following my Strategy and Authority as best I can as a slowly deconditioning Emotional Projector. I’ve noticed lately that I pay less attention now to the meanderings of my mind and my open center not-self strategies, and more to watching what my body does and what comes out of my mouth.

It certainly makes for a vastly more enjoyable and entertaining movie by being a captive audience instead of worrying about or trying to control what we have no control over.

Do you want to learn more about the mechanics of your movie? Check out “Ra’s Guide to the Movie” for a fantastic overview of the key elements to grasp in Human Design. Then sit back and see how much more entertaining the ride can be as the fascinated witness of your life.


by Andrea Abay-Abay