Should I or Should I Not?


Generators often feel pressure to initiate action, even Projectors and Reflectors and even more so, Manifesting Generators.

Human Design teaches that Manifestors are the only Type with the natural power and ability to manifest and initiate things into action.

Experience and observation over time proves that this is a true and accurate rule for how the Generator, Reflector and Projectors operate, they dont initiate.

The Manifesting Generator is another thing though. When we start looking at iniitiation and chemistry, we begin to see the distinction of the MG as a fifth Type and no longer a Generator. Those two types are considered the same because of how their aura operates in the same way: radiating energy out and taking energy in.

However, this is exactly where the two Types are very, very different. For the Manifesting Generator who’s aura takes energy in, radiates energy out and has the ability to initiate action on the material plane, the operation, the strategy, the purpose and intention is radically different from the Generator.



For the other types:

A simple pause before acting gives you a chance to not do it. There is this sense right before initiating that you can simply ask yourself, “What do I think I am missing?”

This is the big question.

It’s the most important thing you can ask yourself right before you act. In that moment of question is your opportunity to stop right before you initiate something or even speak something.

In my activity, I am doing the thing that I love in the moment the most. It is a challenge to try and explain what I am doing when my friends look at me and ask. But it is important to stay in that process, I am finding. It is the only place where I am truly supported. While I am busy doing what I enjoy I am also honing my skills and abilities. When opportunity comes knocking, I am ready to be recognized for what I love doing and getting paid for it.

If I spin, try to make things happen out of fear of survival or pressure of excitement, I am completely taken off course to what it is really going to sustain me or keep me healthy. I am distracted and taken completely away from an opportunity that was right there on its way to me.

As I go along, doing my thing, I notice that when it seems like I am about to snap in my patience with waiting, I just find the thing to take me farther away from my mind and deeper into a creative experience. The more I hang out there and the deeper I go without forcing things to happen, the closer I get to what is correct.

Sometimes the mind pops up and starts whispering into my ear, “What about this and what about that?”. It can be endless if I give it ear. But I try not to. I try to go into what I love and not give attention to what might be or what could have been.

So, what am I missing? I have no idea. I cannot possibly conceive what may happen next. Nobody can. The chemistry of a trajectory constantly changes from this way and that way as you breathe in each moment and move or not move. There is no way to predict your future. You will always color your experience with your choices.

That is why “Should I do it or should I not?” is better replaced with “What am I missing?” The hesitation of reflection on what you think might be missing may show you that there really is nothing missing. That is usually my experience. I see that there really is no hurry or real pressure, I sit back down and refocus my energy and wait.

I am an Emotional Authority though. If you are Splenic or Sacral Defined it is important that you act on the moment so that you don’t miss it. But it is only in response to what comes to you. It is not reaching out to make something happen. This is where you ask the question, when you feel this impulse to act: when you are not in response but initiating, making something happen.

I think the greatest challenge is for the Manifesting Generator. They have so much juice that is raring to go and they love to be busy doing something. If they don’t have their energy deeply involved with what they love, they will spin and spin and until they can find what it is they want to do. Some may never even take the time to find it, rather live a life doing what they really don’t enjoy.

A perfect example of how a Manifesting Generator operates is a friend of mine who is a Manifesting Generator. He tells me the story one morning, over coffee about how he had submitted a resume with a professional job search company. He gets connected with a company and goes in for a series of interviews. They thoroughly check him out to make sure he is a fit.

The unique manifesting quality to the process is demonstrated naturally through his negotiation for the correct position for him. This friend lived over an hour and half from this new job opportunity. This was a problem. He had informed their office that the only way that he could take the position was if his office operated out of his home.

Upon arrival for his interview, he reminded them that this was his criteria for taking the position since he lived so far away. He was a perfect fit for the position and had all the perfect skills required. There was one glitch in the situation that was created by the Sales Manager’s insistence on my friend working in the office and not out of his home. In his clever, natural way of sensing the timing and the strategic navigation of the moment, he waited quietly through the resistance until he eventually made it to the interview with the owner of the company. In the final interview with the owner of the company, my Manifesting Generator friend presented real solutions for the company getting what it needs and still maintaining his requirements for fulfilling the position. Of course, he got the job, works at home and the boss is happy and impressed.

There is magic in a Manifesting Generator that is very complex and uniquely strategic. The trick is being patient and not initiating at the get go. I watch my Manifesting Generators initiate all the time because sometimes things go really easy for them. But it’s not consistent; it’s chaotic and chunky in flow.

The awareness is the same in all the Types though when it comes to the sensation of initiating. It has a frequency at a moment of conception before manifestation on the material plane. You can feel the sensation in the subtle background field accompanying the thought with the intention.

Things will appear as though they have momentum when there is excitement and passion behind it but it quickly begins to meet areas of resistance, which spin into distractions and eventually crumble. Tenacity is the only thing that keeps things moving and continuing to spin but with a lot of challenges.

The only time it is going to be a smooth ride is when you surrender to what comes to you. Relaxing into the inner guide that takes you where you need to be to feel good removes the mental chaos of trying to get somewhere. It can be exhausting trying to construct and hold a course that you think you are in control of.

You are in control of the quality of the course you are taking. That is where it is key to getting what you want. For myself, when I think I need or want a particular thing, if I let go, wait and let life show me what is next, I am always so surprised at how much more enriching the gift is that comes to me in my waiting.

The waiting can seem painstakingly impossible at the crux of big decisions and those times that survival is being challenged. But that is the most important time to surrender and let go, just when it seems impossible. That is where the magic steps in and gives you more than what you could possibly imagine.

You don’t want to miss when opportunity comes though. You have to pay attention each moment to your inner guide if you are going to get to where you are going to really thrive and be content with life.

At this point in my experiment, I am beginning to feel initiating even in my discussions with others, not just my action and pushing but even in the slightest suggestion of something. It is such a strange sensation of a ‘glitch’ in the smooth flow of sharing in conversation. It really feels awful and suddenly strange.

What is showing up, what is being revealed to you, sifting the information and tuning in is what it is all about. How well you take it in, sift it, push away or act on in the moment is giving you your life and experiences.

Should you do it? Ask yourself, “What am I missing in this moment?” You will be surprised at what the truth is. It really is perfect. Next step, next breath, where is your body taking you into relaxation? Remember who you are, you are perfect just as you are. The god’s designed you this way for a reason. Be content in the moment and allow your body to take you where you need to be. Let your mind flow, empty, entertain and be there for others and don’t do it unless it is correct for you.


Written byKashi
Kashi Stone
August 2013

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