Little Boy Who Couldn’t Sit Still

Dancing little girl

I had a visit with a six year old the other day.

Actually, I had a meeting with his mother but the child had a lot of energy and was commanding my attention.

The meeting carried on as the mother spoke her details of our contract while the child ran circles around us standing in the middle of the room.

Watching the child and tuning in, I attempted to determine his bodygraph just from watching and feeling his behavior.

The child flew into a trick or fantasy one after the other, quickly. He went from treasure hunting in the bushes to attempting to do 500 push ups and only succeeding to 125 at which time he immediately went into sit ups. A couple of minutes later, he was running in circles around us. Then, before long, I realized that he was running in circles around me.

The mother was a little surprised, she stopped her download of details, turned to him and said, “Julian, I have never seen you so active!”

That was a clue for me. I have four motors and any one who steps into my aura who is open, especially open Root, is going to really feel the pressure and energy of those motors and take off like a spinning top.

As I watched this child spin around me for the entire visit, I concluded that he was open Spleen from his slight “clingy-ness” that he demonstrated needing his mother’s attention. It felt to me as though he had an open Root, unable to calm and relax, very hyper active.

It also felt to me like he had an open Throat Center because he was so insistent on gaining attention most of the time, and it was uncomfortable to me. That is a good clue for someone having an open Throat. I noticed too that I was feeling pressure in my head, starting to get a headache and thinking that maybe he had a defined Ajna Center.

He also had a ‘softness’ in his eyes and in his warmth of character that I view as an emotional frequency. I concluded that he was an Emotional Generator.

I did have a chance to ask the mother about the childs birth details a few days later and this is what I found:

An Emotional Generator with an open Spleen, Open Root, open Throat, open Will, and open G Centers. He is defined Emotional and he does have defined Ajna and Head Centers.

I felt his energy fairly correctly. That is the magic of Human Design = understanding why people behave the way they do. This melts judgement and possible misunderstandings.

I thought about what it must be like for him in school. If he is around other children who are defined similar to me than he is probably having great difficulty settling down and being still for hours at a time. Fortunately, the child attends a small, alternative school that allows the children to be free and in their own flow.

But imagine what life must be like for the children with open Root Centers being forced to sit still for hours in a classroom when all they want to do is run around and empty the pressure of their Root Centers. It is like a huge press crushing and pushing the body into a hyper state of stress. It can be way too much pressure for the open Root child to take in and manage.

The open Root child is actually magnifying the other defined Root Children that are feeling restless in the classroom. It is really sad for these are the children who get punished, humiliated and put on Ritilan or other anti-anxiety medicines.

As an adult, open Root centered people often suffer blown adrenals, hyper-anxiety and prostrate cancer to name a few of the most common issues I find working with people. A lot of open Root Center people are also taking anti-anxiety medication to assist in managing the pressure of the stress.

You will often hear an Open Root Center individual say. “I have t o hurry up and get this done so I can get on to the next thing”, or “I have to drive fast to this destination so I can get to my next destination sooner”.

The antidote for the open Root Center child is to allow them the time and space to move the pressure through their body; allow them to jump around, run fast, swim hard, ride their bike fast to empty the pressure.


For adults, I suggest that they use a calendar to manage their activities and tasks that they feel pressure about. By using the calendar, the pressure to get things done and over with begins to subside and you see, eventually, life takes care of itself and there is no need to jump or initiate.

There will always be a pressure to act with the open Root Center. Timing is everything and the open Root center people need to understand that so that the open Center does not ruin their life. It is important to see that you must stop and slow down just a bit and not run your life like a hyperactive jumping bean, if you know what I mean!

The open Root Center person who is healthy does not allow pressure to run their life or make their decisions. They know that coming from a still, relaxed place when making a decision or moving through life is going to bring the best results.

So, if you see a child running in circles, a friend moving fast trying to get things done or feeling overwhelmed by what needs to happen next, remind them to breathe, and discover what can be put off for another day.

And the little boy who could not sit still?

Let him run, let him play and let him empty from the day.


2014 Kashi Stone

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