by Andrea Abay-Abay
(The second in a series of "The Art of Being" articles. To read the previous article on Projectors click here)
There is a very simple art to being a Generator. Simple? Yes. Easy? Well....
Unless raised from birth correctly (as yourself), definitely not.
We truly live in a generated, Generator world.
Over 70% of the humans on our planet are Generators (check out the statistics here). As the dominant Type, they stand alone as the only kind of people whose power comes from their ability to make decisions from a center that responds through sounds.
The nature of the Generator is that they are sacral beings. The Generator is the form that is here to respond to life. Through decision making from the sacral in response, the perfection of the Generator is realized.
The sacral center is the center of life - the core of our reproductive capacity, generating our energy for life and work. It is the Generator that creates and maintains the civilization we see around us. As the great builders, with the capacity to sustain work, they find fulfillment in activities they enjoy which bring them satisfaction. Our lives depend on the reproductive, fertile power of sacral beings. To quote Ra, "It is all in the hands of the Generator."
The glory and power of the Generator is in their ability to respond to life. Not to be chasing after things, but to wait to respond to life as it comes to them, to honor what the sacral responds to.
The dilemma of the not-self generator is that they do not use their generative capacity correctly. Incorrect energy usage (for example, trying to manifest what the mind thinks it wants without waiting for the sacral to respond) results in the dysfunction of that sacral center, experienced as frustration. Frustration is the not-self theme of a generator - who through the not-self conditioning tries to manifest in this world without waiting and ends up quitting from sheer frustration.
The Generator has an open, welcoming aura. It is an embracing aura. Generators are designed to take in life in an extraordinary way. If you are a Generator, do you want to understand where your true power lies? Then it's time you understood the mechanical functioning of your sacral-being auric truth; the depth of your openness to life allows you to hone in on what is correct for you to respond to.
So how do you "be" a Generator? Many Generators feel "stuck" in jobs, relationships, or lives they hate, simply because they've been deeply conditioned. Billions of Generators have no idea about their true potential nor experienced the satisfaction of what it means to be themselves.
Their glorious sacral centers have been shut down so many times by outside forces. From childhood, others told them to use their words or their minds instead of the guttural tones that naturally arise from their powerful sacral motor.
The Art of Being that the Generator is here to perfect is to wait to Respond to life. Responding - waiting for that unmistakable response of your sacral center - honors the deep inner knowing of that sacral center of when and what it can find satisfaction in doing.
If you are a Generator, make decisions ONLY in response. Everything in life that is correct for you as a Generator is only going to come to you as something you respond to.
The beauty of the Generator is that you can tune into your sacral voice, your sacral sounds that have the power to respond to life. No other form has such a mechanism.
A note to Manifesting Generators - you are not a separate Aura Type of your own, and you have no built-in right to manifestation. You are a Generator with manifesting potential. Your Aura functions the same as a pure Generator. All Generators have an open aura - enveloping, embracing other beings in an auric bear hug. Generators, you are open to auric contact, and in that openness you are taking in everything and grabbing it.
Remember, the Aura IS you. How you function in the world is based upon this one essential quality that you cannot control - the way your Aura operates.
If you are a Generator, your aura has the perfect and unique power to respond from the sacral center. You are here to respond. Waiting to make a decision from your sacral (and waiting further for emotional clarity if you have the solar plexus defined) is your key to finding the true satisfaction that life has to offer you.
Like all of the Arts, the key to perfecting is to practice. And as a Generator, waiting to respond is the Strategy that protects you from the dysfunction of your sacral center, the powerful feeling of frustration that can leave you feeling incredibly stuck and wanting to quit.
For adult Generators living as not-self, this is a common theme that occurs and can be avoided through living life correctly as yourself, instead of from not-self conditioning.
This sacral energy has to be worked through to the point of pleasant exhaustion; the gratifying release from the powerful driving mechanism that is the sacral center. To go to sleep only when you have exhausted that energy is highly recommended as a practice to realizing the art of being a Generator.
It all comes back to Strategy and Authority. It will take time to re-connect with your sacral if you've had a lifetime of being shut down by others and your deeply conditioned mind. Having a buddy to practice asking you yes/no questions can help you learn what it feels like to respond.
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Would you like to learn more about Generators? You can take a look at this month's special on the Art of Reading Generators that we have prepared for you, which is a package of chart overviews conducted live in a group setting by Ra Uru Hu on a variety of Generators.
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