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The Channel of Perfection ~ 18/58

Posted in CHANNELS on August 2, 2018 by Kashi

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There is a Channel that is driven to perfection so much so that it can often hurt others and sometimes hurt itself even more. In this drive to perfection, there is a constant spirit of criticism that rides on the back of the mind evaluating and judging each person that it encounters and each body of work that is presented and each move it makes. This Channel is the Judgement Channel, 18/58. I lovingly refer to it as the Channel of Perfection because perfection is its greatest lesson.

The one thing that is obviously consistent with this whole channel defined is the challenge that they experience with relationships. The Channel of Perfection takes over all areas of their life and dominates most of their interaction.

I watch those with the Judgment Channel use it excessively on others and I have watched some turn the judgment inward on themselves. That is very sad to see because they are so hard on themselves, seeing the darkness and feeling great oppression just from their own mind and its tendency to judge its Self and strive towards perfection.

I have a Generator friend who has the 18/58 and has a tendency to go into self-annihilation and dive into dark moments of self-doubt and low self worth.

I look at him and say, “Dude, stop being so hard on your self. Lighten up. You’re fine and nothing is that bad. For heavens sake!”

He gets a glimpse of reality and snaps out of the funk for a moment and smiles. He is actually a very funny dude. If he was busy doing something productive with this Channel’s influence in his chemistry, he would feel so much better. He is not active enough nor involved doing what he loves the most.

I think a great example of how this Judgment Channel operates at one of its extreme potentials is the way that I observe my female, emotional Projector friend manage her home. I watch her keep her own rhythm and pattern, daily, for maintaining her life. Everything is in perfect order from the cupboard to the way the food is arranged in the refrigerator to way the beds are made and towels hung for the holidays. I have never witnessed anyone so focused on his or her environment and in bringing such perfect order. If there are crumbs on the floor, it is swept immediately. She truly is the epitome of perfection in all that she does.

Her pet bird must have his morning coffee at 7:30 dawn, his fruit and veggie at 10:30, cheese and vitamins at 2:30, evening tea at 5:30, sharp, everyday. That is the perfection of the Judgment Channel. She knows that if they deter from the pattern that she has created for a smooth day at home with the bird, that there will be tumultuous times ahead. But if they stick to this pattern, the day goes smooth. She has perfected their daily routine for peace in the house.

She is also a magnificent Chef and baker. I have watched her take recipes and just know that the formula is not going to be as perfect as it could be. She plays with the recipe, perfects it and finds the exact combination.

I watch her in perfection mode when she makes her homemade body lotions. They have to have a smooth finish or they are no good. One tiny little bead in the finish of the lotion and the jar goes to the back for recycling. She does Channel 18-58not put them out for sale. The cream must be completely smooth and silky to perfection if the jar is going to be out for sale. That is the Judgment channel in perfect operation in its work.

That is exactly what the Judgment Channel was created for, perfection in work.

 

This is the tricky part of the Judgment Channel, understanding that it is to be used in work and only work and that there really is never perfection.

This highly critical chemistry is to be used in helping others with their projects and in work endeavors but not for the personal life and personal relationships. Somehow, this chemistry has to learn how to separate critical, judgmental thinking from relating with friends and loved one’s. It’s a challenge.

The tendency of the 18/58 being is to tell others what they can do to be a better person or how someone can improve something. But they are definitely not interested in hearing what the other has to say. Forget it, they are not interested, they don’t want to hear it and they don’t think there is anything wrong with them. It is weird to watch. I can see clearly that they have a few things they could fix and that they are suffering in some way from it. But they aren’t interested in hearing about it at all.

I see so many people with this whole channel use it in relationships and watch them beat down their partners, their children and their friends. It is just too much. I can see how it sneaks into the interaction in a very unconscious, habitual way. The one who has this definition gets very used to correcting, perfecting, organizing and looking for quick solutions in everything it touches. And then wonder why they have such a hard time with their relationships, family or romantic.

The positive side to this activation is the quality of joy that is inherent in its chemistry. Through the experimentation of patterns in the 18/58 life, they gain a beautiful, joyous sense of being with what is consistent and proven to be worthy, providing a sense of security for the whole. It is not motivated by a romantic sensation, rather by a caring, nurturing quality that wants to ensure a good future for everyone. I watch them rejoice in consistent patterns that they can rely on that provides security for the group or household. It almost becomes a celebration. Joy can emanate from their environment and all that they do when the patterns are all consistent and predictable, in perfection, just the way they like it.

If you have this channel in your chemistry, try to see how you are using this skill and where it might be creating challenges in relating with others.

My Projector friend who has this whole channel defined has a tendency to constantly correct everything I do. I have gotten to the point where I don’t tell her too much about what I am doing. Then I wont have to listen to how everything I am doing is wrong and how I can do it better. I don’t stay and visit for long nor do I share too much. This is what can happen with this Channel’s influence if you are not aware: drive people away or make them censor what they tell you.

The second key in managing this activation is understanding the tendency to move towards perfection, which never really comes. The process of perfection is just that, it is a process. There never really is absolute perfection.

There is always constant change. And within that constant change are patterns that prove to be successful and necessary to sustain life. This is the gift of the Judgment channel, to see the patterns that work and see what needs to be improved or corrected so that the pattern works more efficiently getting to perfection.

That is a great skill to have in the workplace.

 

 

2014 Written by Kashi Rachel Stone

The Channel of No Compassion ~19/49

Posted in CHANNELS on August 2, 2018 by Kashi

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In the journey of discovering the mechanics, the gods have their own funny way of teaching the science. The gods show us definition, one by one, in batches and doses as we cycle around the clock of time on the physical plane.

After the first seven years of managing the Centers and getting deeply acquainted with one’s own Inner Authority, one begins to learn about the Channels and what it means to move around the wheel. A whole new educational process naturally evolves in the second set of seven years in the process of learning the mechanics and the onset of a de-conditioning process.

We get an education on the mechanics often without realizing it. If you looked at everyone’s chart who has crossed your path, you would soon find that there is a pattern that you are traveling through in the mechanics, learning as you go.

Recently, the Channel of No Compassion came into my reality.

Suddenly, people who were hardheaded, self absorbed and concerned only for their needs, were in my life. When I spoke with them, it was as if they had highly selective hearing and selective attention as to how and when they would listen to me or acknowledge my presence.

I had to investigate and find what was the common factor in these people who were surrounding me and behaving very similar in nature. After all, I didn’t want to take it personal.

Looking at each person’s chart, I soon discovered that each of these people had one particular Channel defined in common. Not just one of the gates but the whole Channel defined.

It all began when I started working for a small farm as the chef.

I had told the headmaster that the only way that I would be the chef on their farm is if I was in control of buying the food, preparing the type of food that I like to serve and an adequate budget to do my magic in the kitchen. He said, “no problem” with a smile and eager to take me to the market. So I took the job, thrilled to begin and do my thing.

For a few weeks everything went really well. I was baking the organic food that I like to Veggiesbake and I was getting lots of organic vegetables to nourish our tribe. The chickens began to lay ten times the amount of eggs they were laying before I had arrived and I increased our neighborhood price for the eggs from five to seven dollars with brand new packaging. We were enjoying great abundance.

After a few weeks of this upward soar in quality of living, suddenly, I was no longer allowed to go to the grocery store anymore. The headmaster decided that he would do the grocery shopping and that he would select and choose the food that we would be eating. He felt that he could do a much better job at buying the food and saving money, a true characteristic of this channel.

From that point forward, the kitchen headed a very different direction. Heavily processed foods, cheeses, chocolate, ice cream, frozen cheesecakes, sloppy joe mix and other similar types of food started filling the cupboards after his trip from the store.

When he came home from his third trip to the grocery store I started to cry as I unpacked the grocery bags.

I couldn’t take it anymore. The headmaster watched me as I trembled emptying the bags of food onto the table with tears streaming down my cheeks.

“Look at all the vegetables I got for us”, he said with a smile and a cheery tone. His head was slightly tilted to the left like sweet little puppy dog.

OnionsIt didn’t matter that we had the exact same vegetables as last week still sitting in the fridge. We now had a pile of onions in the back of the fridge that would last us over a month.

He was so proud of himself.

 

 

He tore open the box of pre-made chocolate cheesecake and cut a big slice and placed it on a plate.cake.2

“Hmmmm. I love this cake”, he said with a big smile and plate full of sugar, calories and coloring agents as he walked into the other room to sit and watch TV.

He hadn’t had lunch nor had he had breakfast. His food for the day was cake. No wonder he had a pouch on his belly and was several pounds overweight. All he liked to eat was cake, it seemed.

 

 

This was becoming a real problem for me. I soon had to give notice that I would be leaving. It was pretty obvious that the situation was not going to improve and it is impossible for me to serve poison to people. (Food coloring, preservatives and GMO)

The headmaster could see that I was not happy but he was not sure why. He couldn’t understand why I would get so upset about the things that he would bring home from the store. And he couldn’t understand why it would make me cry when he bought conventional food and not organic. He really didn’t care that this all upset me greatly. He didn’t have a clue. He was too busy eating cake.

 

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After that fiasco, I went to visit a friend who has a teenage son. They needed my help with cooking and caring for their son for a month. The mother was exhausted and she needed a bit of a break.

 

“Sure”, I said, “”I love your son, this will be a piece of cake”. They are like family to me; I love them dearly. I saw no problem in spending a month helping out.

So, I rolled up my sleeves and went to work.

Soon, I discovered that I landed in the lap of this same channel again with her son.

Oh my.

We agreed that he could work for me, helping me in the garden and be paid a nice hourly wage for hard work done. He had three motors, so I mentally reasoned that he would make a good worker. Boy was I in for a surprise! The boy had no interest in getting involved in the work. He had many other more important things to do.It was difficult to get things done.

A month later after I finished my visit with my friend and her son, I landed in a new work arrangement with a new project, administrating the affairs of the office.

This time, I started working with a guy who was a bit overbearing, slightly arrogant, not interested in hearing what others had to say and very determined to have his way. He acted very much like an overgrown, spoiled child.

I knew something was funny with him but I was not sure what it was. After a month, I had to ask him for his data so that I could look at his chart.

Upon seeing his bodygraph, I called out, “Ohhhh, the Channel of No Compassion”, I said No Compassionupon first glance. It was one of those classic open Throat Center moments when I blurt out the truth of what I am seeing.

He didn’t like the comment that I made and he was slightly offended. His close friends refer to him as “saint” so my comment was rather shocking from how he perceived himself.

Things started to get more intense and uncomfortable with us after that comment.

I could see why our interaction was odd and jerky getting to know each other. We were having a difficult time and that forced me into leaving the company, eventually.

In deeper investigation it became apparent that each of these people who had this whole channel defined were dealing with a type of arrogance in their chemistry. Their ego was strong and unaware of its impact. It was difficult for them to see how others were suffering as they moved according to their own whim.

People with this Channel do not have bad intentions. Please do not misunderstand me. They are very, loving people too and once again, there are exceptions to every rule (or generalization). This title that I give this channel is only tongue-in-cheek and for play. But it helps me to understand how this definition is going to interact with me based on my experiences and it shows me how to assist those with this definition in getting better experiences.

Whenever a Channel of Synthesis, 19/49 asks me what can they do about their impact, I tell them to ask others, “What can I do for you?” instead of looking for ways to take and help themselves without regard of their impact.

It makes it a much easier ride for them when they practice a tiny bit of compassion, gratitude and generosity with others as it softens the arrogance that can come out of this definition.

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Written by Kashi Stone 2016

Genius to Freak Friends ~ 43/23

Posted in CHANNELS on August 2, 2018 by Kashi

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I have an empty head; it is easy for me to empty my head, my mind and go into wonderful, deep states of relaxation, quietness and pure nothingness. It is a lovely state to taste. It also makes it very easy to quiet the mind and to meditate. It is a blessing.

If you look at my chart, you will see that I am very empty from the G Center in the middle to the top of my head. I know nothing, I am nothing, and I can’t do a thing by myself. If I Kashi.chartwant anything to happen on the material plane for me, I have to collaborate with others to get the energy up to the Throat Center and activity into manifestation of abundance. I cannot do a thing on the material plane for making money and sustaining without my associates, friends, family or colleagues.

There are many people who have the open Head Center (70%) and Open Ajna (49%) very few have both defined.

43:23Probably the most prominent channel in the head centers is the 43/23, The Channel of Structuring, Genius to Freak. This Channel is the central column located between the Throat Center and the Ajna Center. People with this channel all operate very similar in the way they interact socially and romantically. People with this channel tend to know about everything, have the skill to do most things and know the solution to almost every problem. 43/23’s can be very, very annoying and exhausting or a fabulous asset.

I was sitting with a good friend earlier today. We were chatting about his relationship and his love for his girl. She was having a hard time with him. I knew about it and I sat there listening to him tell his story. I couldn’t wait any longer, “Give me your birth data, I gotta see your chart”, I said to him.

I had a feeling I knew what the problem was. She was defined very much like me, open from the G Center all the way up and all the centers below defined. I noticed that I was starting to get a headache; that was my first clue.

“Ahhh”, I said, “You need to learn how to shut your mouth!” Now I know that is a little harsh but I also knew that I really had to get his attention; he is a 43/23 and a “know it all”.

He looked at me startled and shocked and then slowly a smile. Good, I had his attention and he knew exactly what I was talking about. I don’t think it was the first time he had heard this.

“Does your girl ask you to please stop talking and accuse you of being a “know it all”, having all the answers, all the solutions and annoy the heck out of her?” I ask.

“Yes, she does”, he replies, “She even asks me to go away and give her space because I annoy her so much.”

“Does she ask you to please stop processing?”

“Yes, yes, all the time!” he exclaims, surprised and with a slight smile, “she hates processing and asks me not to come around because of I have to process everything, I cant help it”.

“Does she get headaches?” I ask.

“Yes, all the time, terrible ones”, he replies.

At this point, he was beginning to chuckle and was amazed that I understood so well. You could tell that he was thinking that I was some kind of psychic and his mind was getting blown. I could tell the story perfectly of what was going on between the two. But I showed him his chart and how it really is about the mechanics; I’m not a psychic. By this time he was really intrigued, as I had found something that he did not know anything about.

The 43/23 is so loud and strong in presence that if it is not managed properly, the 43/23 is going to be a real, real pain in the ass. Including, they wont have many close friends because they will annoy and drive other’s away. At first, it is impressive but it quickly wanes over a period of time and begins to run the show between lovers, family members or close friends.

The 43/23 loves to process, understand and try and figure things out. It likes to come up with the solutions, explain why something is happening and if they cant, they talk about it until they are blue in the face and then blue some more.

It can be really, really overwhelming, especially for someone who has both Head Center and Ajna Center undefined and open.

I watch the 43/23 try and figure out their own stuff and go into great mental stress over what to do next, how to do it, when to do it and why it is important to do it, or not. I have great compassion for the Genius to Freak who has so much to share and can be so brilliant yet such a freak when it feels it has to say everything it is thinking.

So, yes, it is best if the guy shuts up and is quiet and waits for her to invite his opinion. He knew I was right.

I have another friend who is a 43/23 with the whole channel defined twice in the Design and the Personality, black and red. This guy knows how to do everything, he is the expert on everything and he has to tell you long stories to get to the point so you know all there is to know as well. I have had to tell this friend that he cannot come around too often because I get a headache and it really wears me out to listen to him continuously, it drains me. He doesn’t understand but I think he is getting it as he watches me stay firmly in my boundaries and fight headaches whenever he is around. He would like to continue to process, no matter how much I tell him I cannot do that with him. He can’t hear me so he can’t be near me.

I have another 43/23 friend in the same social group who is older and who has done lots of deep, personal work and it shows. He is also gracious in his response when I ask him what he thinks about something. He is usually right and I usually go with his lead. I tell the younger 43/23’s to watch and learn from him. He is very, very pleasant to be around. In addition, in meetings and social groups, I do not see him behaving as a “know it all”. He speaks when it’s his turn and he gives his opinion and then is quiet. He has learned this behaviour over time through being tuned into how he impacts people with his mouth and his mind. The younger 43/23’s have not figured out that they are having an impact on people and that they can be highly annoying by blurting out everything they think they know and are thinking. They don’t realize that there is a subtle quality of grace that could make their life so much easier. This mature friend of mine has it figured out, obviously.

When I sat there with my friend today discussing his relationship and shared my perspective of what was going on, it was magical as my friend listened and took it in, really wanting the grace of understanding and gain the ability to let go.

He could do that process with me. I’m not his girlfriend. It is hard to find center and difficult to think clearly when we are in a romance. But step outside of it for a moment and just look at the mechanics of humans and suddenly it all appears, becomes very obvious and you have to laugh. It’s all so very simple yet not in the forefront of our view. We are so distracted.

He asked me what he could do. “Simple”, I said, “just be quiet, don’t give your advice or answers unless she asks you and shut up so she stops having headaches, give her space, don’t process so much with her and try sitting and just listening to the birds with her, if you can”

He smiled, “you’re right”

Grinning from ear to ear he looked at me, nodded his head up and down. He knew it was true, it was accurate and it was the medicine.

Human Design is such a powerful tool.

 

Written by

Kashi Stone   2014

Maya Keynotes for Channels

Posted in CHANNELS, MAYA NOT-SELF CHANNELS, NOT-SELF on August 2, 2018 by Kashi

When looking at the definition that forms a channel in the bodygraph, we are actually looking at one point out of the 69,200 possibilities of definition. Underneath the definition of a channel, there are 1,110,044 possibilities that generate a level of uniqueness through tone, base and color. When we take planets, stars and other astrological components into consideration, the possibilities expand again, exponentially. In addition, incarnation crosses offer a type of definition and so do the circuits that channels are divided into. But let’s keep it simple for the sake of evolution.

Human Design teaches that when a person decides to follow their Strategy and Authority, they naturally live out their life expression in a unique way, operating through their channel definition. However, most of the time, humans are operating from their open centers and their emotional tendencies or reactions, which can be considered the ‘Not-Self’. Rarely, do people tune into their fixed life force.

Human Design teaches keynotes in RAVE Cartography and ABC courses, the first, basic level, identifying each of the channels and the qualities that they bring to a person’s character. But there is no quick, Not-Self, description ready available that truly expresses the character that appears when one is operating from the ‘Not-Self’, which is where most humans are expressing from.

In the Program, the homogenized reality rules, so the interpretation of behavior fits for the majority since there are seldom, unique expressions. This makes it easy to generalize and understand quickly, what kind of energy is playing out. Hence, the astrological websites that can predict how a person will behave on a certain day.

For the sake of humor, I have created a set of names that I refer to as the ‘Maya Keynote’ list, representing the 32 channels of the bodygraph and how I experience them in the Program. This playful keynote sheet is not meant to replace the original keynote titles bestowed on each of the channels in the formal educational program. Use this keynote sheet to inspire a little giggle, while opening your eyes to more about the mechanics of the human form.

MAYA ‘NOT-SELF’ CHANNEL KEYNOTES

 

Solitary Emperor/ess: Anyone who has the channel 45/21, can be expected to be their own boss and most likely, they have difficulty in group collaborations. They do not like and cannot be controlled in anyway. It’s best to allow the channel 45/21 to be on their own schedule, work from home, if possible, and initiate their own projects in their own way.

Flow Go: The 5/15, brings everyone into its own flow and routine; if your daily schedule has changed radically, a 5/15 may have moved in next door to you. Depending on how individual the person is, they may have difficulty trying to align to another person’s schedule or needs, showing up for work on time can be difficult or efforts may be spent seeking ways to move in one’s own direction and timing, regardless of what is correct and appropriate.

The Judger: The 18/58 creates a busy mind full of opinions, judgments and criticism, ultimately alienating themselves from lovers, family and friends, if they are not careful. They quickly see when another person is out of integrity, has made a mistake or has forgotten ALL the details. This channel is intended purely for work and not relationships, however, most of the time it is used in relating, unfortunately. It takes diligent, conscious discipline to change the nature of how this channel operates when moving through the world and relating with others.

Bee’s Nest Head or Chatty Cathy: The 34/20, is probably the noisiest definition there is externally or internally. Moving from the Sacral to the Throat without any impediment, this person utters out loud their thought processes, opinions and inner chatter. When someone with this channel is in my aura, my open head gets exceedingly busy and deafening with jabbering. This definition can also be very quiet on the outside and still, yapping away on the inside, like a “Bee’s Nest Head or quiet on the inside but outside, they leave a noisy imprint on the other like a “Chatty Cathy”. If you feel like your mind has suddenly gotten ‘chatty’, there is probably a 34/20 near you.

Nosey Nancy: The 59/6, is experienced as an overwhelming, penetrating presence, that can feel, possibly, a little too nosey or a little too imposing. If you sense someone has walked into your bedroom and is going through your closet, probably, a 59/6 is in your aura and looking at you, slightly curious.

The Nit Picker: Channel 9/52, is wonderful for keeping track of details, working through figures quickly and finding out what is required to fulfill a duty, project or task. The Nit Picker is also the one who will start picking up small pieces of debris left on the carpet, notice stains on clothing, fix unruly strands of hair on a companion’s head, adjust collars on shirts and notice the small things that others have forgotten or have not seen.

The Butterfly: When the Channel 8/1 is turned on and operating fully, it is truly an inspiration, as it is aptly named in HD. But when the Not-Self is in control it becomes the butterfly that flutters about landing here and there, never truly grounding. Because of their natural grace, they tend to end up in the background of the next, latest, greatest happening, regardless of their fluttering. One never knows where they will be nor when. The ‘Not-Self’ challenge is the inability to grow roots and settle down – too stimulated or overly self-inspired.

The Lost Voice: Channel 2/14 is the voice of progress, the future and the way. If the 2/14 gets stuck in Not-Self reality, they lose their ability to lead the way, their voice is not heard by the masses and they become stuck or trapped in old traditions or emotional chains that bind them deeply into the matrix.

Popcorn Polly: The Channel 3/60 is a powerful, transformational presence that is rather impulsive, quick, and ‘hoppy’ when it is acting out it’s ‘Not-Self’. The tendency for this definition is to jump on opportunities without filtering or they push things forward with immense force, whether correct or not. When the incorrect things get pushed forward, usually there is trouble, crisis, conflict, disaster or mayhem. It can really get messy.

The Know-It-All: The Channel 43/23 is aptly named in the Human Design manuals, however, when it is working as ‘Not-Self’, it becomes: “I know, I know, I know”. The ‘Not-Self’ frequency of a ‘know-it-all’ can give massive migraines to open head center people, quickly. They can also miss some great opportunities because they refuse to listen or they believe that they already know what another is sharing. As ‘Not-Self’, it makes for some unpleasant conversations.

The Arrogant One: The Channel 19/49 can easily be interpreted as being arrogant because of their inability to see beyond the tip of their own nose. 19/49’s become absorbed with their own process, their own needs and their own activities. They can be so self-absorbed that when people become disturbed with them, they won’t even know or realize. This self-absorbed behavior often, is misinterpreted as arrogance because of the disinterest in anything outside their little world.

The Triber: The Channel 40/37 is about creating environment and making sure everyone has everything they need to fulfill their role in the family. These people are close-knit and highly fractional when it comes to land, home, possessions or life-partners. They can also be fiercely loyal, fiercely protective and fiercely diligent for anything or anyone they consider as ‘mine’. They can be quite possessive as ‘Not-Self’ characters.

The Competitor: If a person has the whole channel 25/51, defined, they can be so competitive that it can actually hurt or make others ill. They can go overboard proving, pushing their direction, forcing people to do what they want. They also have a tendency to create a competition when there really isn’t one, just so they can spar and prove their point, correct or not. They will work hard to align forces, friends and allies, just to spar, prove and be the winner. It causes great pressure in the stomach region when these people are forcing their will and proving how right they are. If your stomach hurts, you may be near a 25/51. They tend to have a dark side to their nature, which is intended to create the experiences, crisis and opportunities for transformation and pull them out of their creative rut. Dark and competitive, these guys can be, when ‘Not-Self’, unhappy or depressed.

A Confused Child: When the channel 64/47 is lit up and defined, this person lives in a state of confusion, most of the time. They have great moments of clarity in their brain when someone asks them a question but to answer a dilemma for themselves, is like putting their head under water. It’s almost impossible to think clearly for one’s self. Only time and meditation can help this definition, otherwise they mumble a bit as they try to work their way to clarity, which can be annoying.

The Front Man: Channel 44/26 runs electricity from the Spleen to the Ego center, marching forward with a strong immune system and a super, bold confident nature. However, that bit of boldness may walk right past the door of opportunity or miss the correct turn towards the right direction. They can really get carried away when they get their mind set on a project. My goodness.

The Celebrity: Anyone who has the channel 41/30, usually, is very dramatic and can easily become thoroughly overjoyed. This channel is slightly over-reactive emotionally and usually, loves to drink champagne because of the bubbles that tickle the nose. People with this channel tend to have exceedingly, fertile imaginations so it is best to allow them to conduct theatre, naturally, while interacting. Remembering not to take things personal as they express, is helpful too.

The Caretaker: When someone has the channel 50/27, usually, there is a blossoming garden, a farm with a few animals or maybe an elder that needs care or a sick person near. The tendency for the ‘Not-Self’ Caretaker is to get carried away taking care of others and overlooking their own needs. This channel is deeply tribal so it may agree to situations that are inappropriate only to ensure that the tribal environment is created or maintained.

The Story-Teller: This channel definition 56/11, is keynoted as ‘curious’ in the HD teachings, however, the ‘Not-Self’ character would rather tell a long-winded story than be naturally curious, usually. The stories told tend to be incidents from the past or dramatic tales of romance, family or painful, business endeavors that brought big losses or unkind acts. It’s helpful when they can keep their sharing to short, concise stories and refrain from repeating the same stories.

The Cycle Trap: When the entire channel 53/42 is defined, a person can become stuck in cyclical events. Getting stuck makes their trajectory through life unique to other definitions, which naturally flow from event to event. Getting stuck also presents a unique set of problems causing incorrect situations to last much longer than necessary or longer than desired. This can be difficult to bear without logical explanations for life circumstances that they are caught in and unable to change or cease.

The Curious Cat: When a person has the 35/36 channel, they move through life as ‘Not-Self’ seeking thrilling, unusual experiences that tickle their mind and satisfy their hunger for something strange and new. Depending on Type or other defining qualities, they can be a little selfish as they are driven by the desires of their Solar Plexus motor, the most powerful motors of all, to get what they want, regardless of consequences.

The Power House: When the 54/32 is defined, a force drives this person to gather, organize and push to manifest success on the material plane. The ‘Not-Self’ Power House can often, put tons of energy and power into the wrong things wasting precious time, energy and resources. They can also have a tendency to be bossy, with high expectations and be highly driven, misplacing energy and priorities.

The Sky Diver: When the channel 46/29 is defined the tendency of the ‘Not-Self’ is to avoid opportunities, use energy for trivial things, entangle themselves in commitments that they either regret or wish they could get out of. They can get depressed too, if they are not working at something they enjoy or love doing. The reason why they are referred to a “sky diver’ is because often, they dive right into something before filtering the opportunity to see if it is truly something they are passionate about.

The Dramatic Sensitive: Channel 55/39 is the most emotionally expressive definition in the bodygraph. It is pure pain, drama, victimhood and passion, expressing in all directions throughout the day and hyper-sensitive to anything you say. These people can make great actors, poets and musicians, regardless if they are correct or not. They experience and feel life at a deep level and can easily sink into an passionate, artistic expression about it.

Ballerina: When the Channel 10/57 steps on the dancefloor, they begin to twirl, lift a leg, bend down low and flail arms in all directions. Sometimes it’s cute and sometimes it is annoying. This definition also gives a ‘perky’ step to the life path, as the ‘Not-Self’ tends to enjoy small challenges, complicated situations or living on the edge as a means to keep life fresh so one does not become bored.

The Struggler: Channel 28/38 maintains a similar name as HD keynotes because that is exactly what this channel does, struggle. Life for the Struggler is very much like the knot that cannot be united no matter how hard one tries. For the ‘Not-Self’ Struggler, frustration, anger, depression or victimhood becomes the theme in order to escape the pressure that this definition brings to the evolving process. The only thing one can do is surrender to the process of struggle and keep in mind that ‘this too shall pass’. As one matures, the struggle slowly, very slowly, turns into wisdom as the challenges become less.

The Power Freak: When the channel 34/57 is defined, these people like to be at the top of the heap, in control and dominating every activity happening in their environment. You won’t find them working for someone else or helping another. They are deeply focused on strategizing how to get what they want and hold dominion. When the ‘Not-Self’ character comes out, they can be oddly rude, cold, and brutal. They are the ones who drive right by the victim at the side of the road, either they do not notice or they say out loud, “not my problem” as they drive by. Ouch.

The Poet: It doesn’t matter if the 12/22 is not a poet, it just describes this channel well. These people have a romantic side to their personality that exists no matter what. If they are depressed, they write great songs or paint masterpieces. If they are in love, they write best sellers or number one, record-breaking songs. They are the masters of desire on the material plane and develop a voice to express their love and passion in many different ways. The ‘Not-Self’ Poet can be exceedingly strange, socially. Either they are withdrawn or they behave in strange, unusual ways that make them slightly odd in comparison to the rest of the group. They add color and dimension to life, I might add.

Lone Ranger: Channel 10/34 is probably one of the most resilient, self-sustaining definitions in the bodygraph. As ‘Not-Self’, they will strategize, manipulate, coerce, and trick to get their needs met and their foundation secure. Their loyalty is usually, reserved for the one with the most generous refrigerator or fullest gas tank. This self-absorbed approach to life can leave them isolated and alone, if they are not careful.

The Unchosen Leader: The channel 31/7 is recognized as having the ability to lead and guide humanity forward into a new era, as teachers, scientist or religious leaders, but only if they are chosen and supported. As ‘Not-Self’ leaders, they desperately look for ways to project themselves into the marketplace and social media as a ‘leader with a cause’. They can often look ridiculous and out of place when they are incorrect. When the Ego pushes ahead, the blind spots and weaknesses become obvious and the person looks like an idiot, gaining only a small following while trailing off into obscurity.

The Lonely Ghost: When the channel 48/16 is defined but the person is expressing zero talent, we have someone who may be missing their life path expression and attempting to be something other than who they are. To the ‘Not-Self’ Lonely Ghost, talent is seen as something that has little value and the traditional means of gaining a career through formal education as the only path to empowerment. This can cause terrible depression and loss of health.

Mr or Ms Doubter: The Channel 63/4 is in a constant turmoil of doubt. If they are ‘Not-Self’, the doubt will be centered on their ability to move forward, the viability of opportunities and the possibility of friends showing up when in need. They are always seeking the direction to move next so that they can share what they know with others. Often, they interrupt and avoid hearing what the other is sharing because they are so focused on getting heard, when operating as ‘Not-Self’. You can often hear them say, “I doubt……”

The Life Experiencer: With the channel 13/33, we have someone who must explore the world, taste new experiences and then write about it. Book stores and libraries have the 13/33 to thank for keeping them alive and in operation. When the ‘Not-Self’ is activated, these people choose the wrong types of experiences or do not sense when it is the correct time to retreat and relax. The ‘Not-Self’ will write the story before it’s time, assuming they have achieved something great and worthy of sharing, already. For that reason, there may be a few attempts to write a biography or a novel or design a few websites with a story and a mission before the ‘real’ mission happens.

The Cricket: Channel 57/20 moves through life just like a cricket: hopping and jumping from one activity to another or sitting still for a while, then hopping around for a bit. With the strong connection from Spleen to Throat center, there is pure, fast, in the moment energy that can only be present to the issue at hand. However, the ‘Not-Self’ 57/20 will jump on all the wrong things, over-tax the immune system, ignoring the warning signs of the body as it is hopping along to the next great thing, seeking fulfillment.

The Delusional One: Channel 61/24 can be quite delusional when they are heavily conditioned and often, miss their life entirely, by falling into old, traditional patterns and acquiescing to the Maya, the Program, in a perfect kind of way. When this happens, they lose their unique contribution to society but they can make great husbands or wives, mothers or fathers, nurturing where needed and creating the perfect home.

Mr / Mrs Opinionated: Channel 17/62 cannot help but have an opinion about everything. They are also great at organizing details, developing complicated structures and seeing patterns, clearly. They can be very, very helpful in any business endeavor, however, they can also be very narrow minded, self-righteous and intolerant. The ‘Not-Self’ can also be terribly rude and judgmental.

Mr / Mrs Perfect: The Channel 10/20 being is about being perfect, in every way, so that they get a first-class ticket to heaven, so to speak. If there is an opportunity to blurt out a perfect response, they will release their thoughts, opinions or ideas as quickly as possible to relieve the pressure of wanting to be heard and getting their ‘two cents’ worth into a conversation. They also like to show others how advanced they are in comparison to the rest of the group. They feel superior, act superior and think they are superior to everyone. Any kind of criticism sends them into a reaction, wanting so much to be perfect in every moment, in every way.

 

Keep in mind that this is a playful overview of how definition can behave when acting as ‘Not-Self’.

Each of the channels above have wonderful gifts, expressions or functions that add to the collective whole or individual life when operating from a place of awareness.

Again, This is only meant to inspire a little giggle, yet, open your eyes to a bit more about the mechanics.  Keep it playful and stay compassionate.

 

Written by Kashi Stone 2017

Channel of the Chatterbox

Posted in CHANNELS on August 1, 2018 by Kashi

The mechanics speak loud and clear when you observe life through the Human Design lens. Suddenly, you understand why people are behaving the way they do and see 34-20the obvious patterns that are inherent in all human definition. Some things become incredibly obvious.

For instance, definition with inability to stop talking, such as the “Channel of the Chatterbox”.

The Channel of the Chatterbox is the Channel of Charisma, 34/20, where “Thoughts become Deeds”.

This is the place where the mouth utters each and every thought regardless of who is standing near. And if someone is standing near, there is more pressure than usual to speak out loud, each and every thought.

It is almost impossible for the Chatterbox to stop speaking their thoughts out loud. Usually, there is no pause or hesitation before speaking. It is a pure stream coming through.

 

The Garden
One day I went to visit a friend, to sit with them in their garden and enjoy the sunshine, together.

My friend had left for a moment to go to the store with the front door remaining unlocked. After several minutes a man walked through the door, found his way to the back garden and began to charm his way into gaining my attention.

He told story after story as he danced in front of me, laughing, smiling, talking non-stop as he worked to keep me entertained. My mind had to race to keep up with his stream of thoughts. He was hysterical.

Somehow, our conversation ventured into Human Design as he asked me:

“What do you think? What Type am I and how am I defined?”

I could tell that he had the Channel of the Chatterbox. My friend, the one who just left for the store, also has the Channel of the Chatterbox.

My greatest concern was that soon, I would be surrounded by two “34/20” Chatterboxes. “This should get very interesting”, I thought to myself. “Would it become a chatterbox marathon when my friend returned from the store?”

My friend did return but to my surprise, the visitor became quiet like a dog with his tail between his legs. His thoughts came out in mumbles and with all of his might, he worked hard to hold some of his thoughts back. It was very funny to watch.

Obviously, the chemistry of these two Chatterboxes was a tiny bit at odds with each other. It must be difficult for a Chatterbox to be in the company of another Chatterbox, I thought to myself as I watched the two.

Open Ajna / Defined Ajna
Depending on whether the Ajna is defined or not determines the Chatterbox experience. The open Ajna will talk about things that really don’t matter and you can end up falling down a really bizarre rabbit hole. Often, one will wonder why they are listening to this person talk or wonder why this person thinks that you are interested in knowing what they are talking about and insisting that you listen.

The defined Ajna usually, has interesting things to say but overload with download can come quickly. Certain chemistry and definition can only take so much input.

Chatterbox Attention
And then there is the Chatterbox who craves attention. This is the Chatterbox who watches to be sure that you are paying attention. Even though they may mumble their thoughts out loud while they are moving about doing their thing, they are also conscious of whether or not you are listening to them, no matter how trivial or insignificant their words are. Speaking is their favorite thing to do and having an audience is a thrill.

It’s good for them to know when it is too much, when it is a good time to pause, take a breath and enjoy silence for a bit, reserve life force.

Gently, remind them.

 

Written by Kashi Stone

Channel of Judgment / 18/58

Posted in CHANNELS on August 1, 2018 by Kashi

Channel 18-58

There is one thing that is obviously consistent in the defined Channel of Judgment, 18/58, it is the challenge that they experience with relationships. The Judgment Channel takes over all areas of their life and dominates most of their interaction.

There is a tendency for those who have the Judgment Channel to use it excessively on others and sometimes turn the judgment inward on themselves. That is very sad to see because they are so hard on themselves, seeing the darkness and feeling great oppression just from their own mind and its tendency to judge its self.

A great example of how this Judgment Channel operates at one of its extreme potentials is the way that I observe my female, emotional Projector friend manage her home. I watch her keep her own rhythm and pattern, daily, for maintaining her life. Everything is in perfect order from the cupboard to the way the food is arranged in the refrigerator to way the beds are made and towels hung for the holidays. I have never witnessed anyone so focused on his or her environment and in bringing such perfect order. If there are crumbs on the floor, it is swept immediately.

And her pet bird must have his morning coffee at 7:30 dawn, his fruit and veggie at 10:30, cheese and vitamins at 2:30, evening tea at 5:30, sharp, everyday. That is the perfection of the Judgment Channel. She knows that if they deter from the pattern that she has created for a smooth day at home with the bird, that there will be tumultuous times ahead. But if they stick to this pattern, the day goes smooth. She has perfected their daily routine for peace in the house.

She is also a magnificent Chef and baker. I have watched her take recipes and just know that the formula is not going to be as perfect as it could be. She plays with the recipe, perfects it and finds the exact combination. I watch her do this when she makes her homemade body lotions. They have to have a smooth finish or they are no good. She does not put them out for sale. One tiny little bead in the finish of the lotion and the jar goes to the back for recycling. The cream must be completely smooth and silky to perfection if the jar is going to be out for sale. That is the Judgment Channel in perfect operation in its work.

That is exactly what the Judgment Channel was created for, perfection in work.

This is the tricky part of the Judgment Channel, understanding that it is to be used in work and only work. It is to be used in helping others in their projects and in work endeavors but not for the personal life and personal relationships.

The tendency of the 18/58, is to tell others what they can do to be a better person or how they can improve what they are doing. But they are definitely not interested in hearing what the other has to tell them about what they need to do to improve. Forget it, they don’t want to hear it. They usually are not interested in hearing about it at all.

So many people with this whole channel use it in relationships and tend to “beat down” their partners, their children and their friends. It is just too much. It sneaks into the interaction in a very unconscious, habitual way.

The one who has this definition gets very accustomed to correcting, perfecting, organizing and looking for quick solutions in everything it touches. And then wonder why they have such a hard time with their relationships, family or romantic. One must find that silver thread that separates where it is appropriate to turn that skill on and where it is appropriate to put it away and give it a rest. It is very healthy for the 18/58 to take a break from it.

The positive side to this activation, besides being able to see what needs to be corrected, is the quality of joy that is inherent in its chemistry. Through the experimentation of patterns they gain a beautiful, joyous sense of being in what is consistent and proven to be worthy. They rejoice in consistent patterns that they can rely on that provides security. It almost becomes a celebration.

If you have this channel in your chemistry review for a moment to see how you are using this skill and where it might be creating challenges in your relating with others.

The important thing is to identify the thrill of using it in your work. Once you can see that, you can begin to see those moments where you may be using it inappropriately and begin to manage the tendency so that it doesn’t bleed into your personal relationships. It takes time. It becomes such a habit that you really have to use discipline to get a hold of it.

My Projector friend who has this whole channel defined has a tendency to constantly correct everything I do. I have gotten to the point where I don’t tell her too much about what I am doing. Then I wont have to listen to how everything I am doing is wrong and how I can do it better. I do enjoy her delicious scones though. But I don’t stay and visit for long nor do I share too much. This is what can happen with this Channel’s influence if you are not aware: drive people away or make them censor what they tell you.

The second key in managing this activation is learning to laugh at one’s self for the drive towards perfection, which never really comes. The process of perfection is just that, it is a process. There never really is an end result to absolute perfection. There is always constant change. And within that constant change are patterns that prove to be successful and necessary to sustain life. This is the gift of the Judgment Channel, to see the patterns that work and see what needs to be improved or corrected so that the pattern works more efficiently. That is a great skill to have in the workplace.