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– issue #10–August 2006

Living Your Design Newsletter


This newsletter is for sharing information about getting and staying on purpose in life through Living Your Unique Design.

Created by Lynda Bunnell, Analyst/Teacher and founder of Human Design Consulting. Past content is archived at the website:  www.HumanDesignCommunity.com, Copyright © 2005 Human Design Consulting/Lynda Bunnell.

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icon This month’s issue contains the following segments:

  • Living Your Design by Lynda Bunnell
  • The Waiting Room by Gina Concotelli,
  • Manifesting Generator Observations by Susan Wight
  • Q&A with Randy by Randy Richmond

Special Upcoming Human Design Events for Summer & Fall:

Living Your Design event August 5th and 6th

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Professional Level 1 Analyst Training begins in October

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           For those wanting to become a Human Design Analyst

Living Your Design Guide Training Program begins in September

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icon Living Your Design by Lynda Bunnell



We have many treats for you this month. First is a recent recording by Ra Uru Hu and second is a an article by him as well - and more. Enjoy!

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by Ra Uru Hu, founder of The Human Design System

"The Human Design System is not a belief system. It does not require that you believe in anything. It does not require that you believe in me. It is not stories. It is not philosophy. It is a concrete map to the nature of being. It is a logical way in which we can see ourselves.

With Human Design, just knowing the simple mechanics of your design is enough to make a vast difference in your life. The irony of what it is to be a human being is that we re caught at the surface of understanding and accepting our nature and the cosmos around us. We are just at the surface. It doesn't matter how intelligent we are. It doesn't matter the labels that we attach to that intelligence - whether we call it "enlightened" or whether we call it "genius". There is a vast underlying ignorance of how our bodies operate.

The Human Design System is a reading of your genetic code. This ability to be able to detail the mechanics of our nature in such depth is obviously profound because it reveals our complete nature in all its subtleties. However, it is not necessary for you to know Human Design in great depth. That is the job of the professional analyst. What this work aspires to communicate is simply the surface mechanics of your nature. That will give you grounding in your life that is immediately going to bring a difference to your life process.

These essential truths are simple because they are mechanical. The way in which our genes operate is purely mechanical, and the moment we try to interfere with their operation we descend into a life of confusion, chaos, and pain. In the end, our genes will have their way.

We are passengers in these bodies. We are passenger consciousness experiencing life going by. Buddha taught that the body is not yours. It is not. Yet at the same time, we are totally dependent on it. This is the tragedy of a sick body. We are totally dependent on our vehicles. To learn how to operate them properly immediately brings benefits. This is not complex and it will not be in complex language. It is very straightforward and very logical. It is accessible to anyone of any age. It is knowledge for the world.

In my teaching of Human Design and the training of Human Design analysts, students of mine have ranged from fourteen years old to being well into their eighties. There is no limitation and there is no barrier denying anyone from grasping these essential truths about themselves. This is not simply about saying, "Aha, I'm this or I'm that". This is not just another profiling system. It is about having the opportunity to do something with the knowledge. It is about being able to be able to act on it and experiment with its logic. This brings the remarkable experience of finding and ultimately living one's true life.

All learning, that is real learning, takes seven years. It takes approximately seven years to change almost all of the cells in the body. We live in a seven-year cycle. The moment that you begin to come to your own nature, the moment that you allow your body to live its life without resistance, you begin a deep process of de-conditioning. Seven years later, you emerge, quite literally, as a new being: yourself.

It's one of the great cosmic jokes that human beings don't get to live out their own lives. It is because they don't get to live out their own lives that life seems to be such a difficult experience for them. We know that there is a lot of kant around about being yourself. It is all fine and good for somebody to stand up and tell you to be yourself, but first you have to know who that self is.

In my professional work, I have given thousands of readings. Wherever that has been, and regardless of culture or country, I have found there to be one prevailing disease. That disease is self-hatred, and it thrives wherever you find something about yourself that you would like to change. Self-hatred varies in intensity from being just beneath the surface of the consciousness to being full-blown. It is the most human of ironies that self-hatred is truly misplaced because most people do not know themselves. They actually hate the wrong person. They are actually dissatisfied with the wrong person.

Most human beings don't like themselves, and they don't like themselves because they truly do not know who they are. Most human beings have never lived the experience of being themselves, nor seen the beauty of what their true life holds. It is time to see that this is not, as the ancients claim, the planet of suffering, but in fact, an opportunity for a glorious awareness.

Human Design is not about guarantees or promises. This is not saying that if you live out your own nature, you're going to be the wealthiest or the most beautiful. It is not about being better or best. It is about being yourself.

Life is a duality, and this is revealed through our moralities. There is always going to be this and that. There is always going to be the good and the bad. There is always going to be success and there is always going to be failure. That is the nature of what it is to be human and to live out the spectrum of human experience.

The moment that you live out your own nature and you enter into life correctly, this is the moment that you get what is correct for you. You get the correct career and you get the correct relationships. So, you see, it does not matter whether you are a success or not, because there will be no suffering, despite your state. You will be living out your nature and it will be clear to you that what is there for you is right for you. Whatever that might be. Only then, finally, will there be no part of you that can say: "I wish I could be something else or somewhere else".

We are overwhelmed in our western culture with improvement propaganda. The hucksters cry 'be thinner, wiser, faster, richer'. There are all kinds of purveyors of teachings who beckon us to follow 'their' way. All human beings suffer from the propaganda of generalizations. Without knowing oneself, one can so easily be lost in this propaganda. You do not have to change anything. It is simply a matter of becoming yourself and becoming aware of yourself.

The Human Design System opens the door to the potential of self-love. Finding self-love is also about finding a greater love, a love for life and a love for others through understanding. Throughout this Living Your Design Training, in seeing yourself and in coming to understand how you can live out your own nature, please pay attention to the importance of that in your relationships with others. So many of our difficulties in this life are because we have great difficulties in our relationships, whether they are our career relationships or whether they are our personal relationships. What is true for the individual, a lack of understanding about one's own nature, is also true for relationships. Relationships operate out of genetic imperatives based on mechanical laws.

To be yourself is to bring into your life those beings that are truly for you. This knowledge is about how you do that simply, so that you too can benefit from the best possible associations. Correct associations allow you to not only to be seen as understood by others, but also allow you to understand them. As a parent, this has been an essential ingredient in the well being of my children.

Human Design is logical, mechanical knowledge. It is not theorizing nor philosophy. It is about being able to do practical things with knowledge that brings practical benefits. I hope you enjoy Living Your Design. Enjoy the fact that there really is knowledge in the world that is truly valuable. Enjoy the fact that you too can participate in becoming a healthy self-loving human being."


I hope you enjoy this issue.

Love yourself,


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icon The Waiting Room by Gina Concotelli

Meet Gina! - Click Here - Mp3

Hello Generators!

Initiating and pursuing is the not-Self strategy of over 90% of all Human Being alive at this time.

Wow! I guess it’s no wonder why our world can feel chaotic and confusing.  There are billions of unconscious souls living their life according to their mental and physical conditioning. When you look around your world do you see bitterness, frustration, exhaustion, resistance and/or disappointment? Do you see yourself and others in a hurry, trying to get attention, wanting to prove yourself worthy, or certain?

Even though we fall prey to our conditioning, we have a road map that clearly indicates what is correct for us and who we are authentically. There are clear signs that show us when we are living in harmony with our authentic Self and when we are being our conditioning.    

Last weekend I was at a dinner party with a group of women. I was meeting several of the women for the first time.  The conversation was lively! As I sit at the table silently (open Throat Center) I felt like I was about to burst, hoping someone would ask me a question.  The pressure to speak continued to build and at one point I heard myself say “oh yes, that has happened to me too.” The conversation continued as if I had not said a word.  I sat back in my chair with a smile and laughed inside at my not-Self. (The not-Self theme of an open Throat Center is initiating and trying to get attention) Eventually, I was asked a question and joined the exchange.

The not-Self themes are always present. Students often ask me if they can “get rid of” the not-self. It is not something that can be abolished or eliminated.  It is your humanity.  Experimenting with the HD knowledge and your strategies bridges you to wisdom and your authentic Self.  Had the situation I mentioned happened before I understood my Design and the conditioning of an open Throat Center I would have felt rejected or hurt.  Instead I observed and remembered my map that shows me what is correct for me

Each Type has a not-Self theme and strategy as each Center.  Learning and experimenting with the themes and strategies is the foundation of the Human Design System. You will have an opportunity to both, learn and experiment, your not-Self and authentic Self at our Living Your Design course, Aug 5 &6.  This course will give you your map as well as the navigation tools to your authentic Self. 

In the mean time, we can all make our world a better place by simply staying on our course. We can replace the chaos and frustration with pure essence and acceptance of (not) Self and others.

Wishing you safe travels.

Have a great summer!  We look forward to meeting some of you at our next Living Your Design class, August 5 & 6


icon Manifesting Generator Observations  by Susan Wight

Meet Susan! - Click Here - Mp3


Human Design uses the language ‘Self’ and ‘Not-Self’

Self is your true behavioral nature that emerges without resistance into the world.

Not-Self is a conditioned programming overlaid upon your true self.

When you first begin to become aware of your Not-Self, you slowly become aware of your True-Self underneath it.  All you need is patience, in order to see every possible variation of your Not-Self and the resistance it goes on meeting again and again.  The more clearly you can see your Not-Self, the more clearly you can see your True-Self.

In simply seeing the Not-Self, the programming loosens its grip.  The Not-Self is a dysfunction of ALL your centers.  When you do not live your Design, you are far more likely to get ill because you constantly confront yourself with energies that you are not genetically equipped to handle.  The reward that comes in recognizing your own nature is worth the effort.  Knowing and understanding your design protects you from being a victim of your conditioning.  To be yourself is fundamentally healthy.

The not-self theme for Manifesting Generators and Generators is frustration. 

The true-self theme is waiting to respond rather then initiate and flowing with life through response.

As a Manifesting Generator, or Generator, feeling resistance is important to be aware of.  Anytime a Manifesting Generator or Generator is feeling resistance, most likely they are initiating instead of waiting to respond.

Consider all the little ways this can show up for a Manifesting Generator.  Do you ever remember making a phone call when you got a busy signal?  So you hit ‘redial’ again and again and again.  Or worse, you redialed the entire number yourself again and again only to feel very frustrated that you are still receiving a busy signal.  This frustration is the Manifesting Generator’s feeling when they are pushing something or forcing something to happen rather than letting it go or waiting until later.  

So anytime you are feeling resistance or frustration, that’s your faithful clue that you are not living your Design.  Feeling resistance is your signal to let go.  Breathe.  Trust your Authority.  Wait.

The funny thing is that waiting and responding actually speeds up the process because it opens up the synchronicity thereby allowing things to move. 

Honoring your beautiful sacral life force energy by responding rather than forcing improves your health.

Happy experimenting!



Q & A with Randy Richmond

These calls are in Mp3 format. To download the call, Right-Click Mp3, then select "Save Target As..."

RandyQuestion #1: Could you please tell us about The Not Self... click here - MP3

Questions and Answers with Randy is a column for you the reader! Please ask any Human Design related question by sending an email to...
lynda@humandesigncommunity.com and Randy will answer the question with an audio clip.


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Special Upcoming Human Design Events for Summer & Fall:

icon Living Your Design event August 5th and 6th

Click here to learn more...

           Come and experience Living Your Design


icon Professional Level 1 Analyst Training begins in October

Click here to learn more...

           For those wanting to become a Human Design Analyst

icon Living Your Design Guide Training Program begins in September

Click here to learn more...

           For those wanting to offer the Living Your Design events

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