Variables: Left and Right

When we look at “variables”, an advanced level of the Human Design teachings, we find the golden key for dialing in a stress-free life with a positive kind of flow. Through the science of variables an opportunity is provided to dial in a way of operating that transforms life and brings a state of grace and ease into everyday activities.

For instance, each human brain consists of four parts that are definitively right or left brain hard-wired. In that hard-wiring are four separate components and the degree of right or left in one’s own human operating system. This formula speaks volumes on how an individual cognizes reality, moves through life, digests food for feeding the brain, as it describes the perfect environment for thriving, too.


The “Variables” is probably the most significant body of work behind the purpose of the Human Design science, outside of understanding TYPE. Once a person can determine how a brain functions best, what type of environment meets its needs for optimum performance and health and so on, then, we gain a level of empowerment in our being that gently leads us into fabulous, new experiences and encounters. One is gradually, firmly aligned with their destiny and purpose surrounded by the right people and in a graceful flow with life events.

The conundrum for most, as they journey the path of Human Design, is that this state of perfection is created through living out Type, Strategy and Inner Authority. Many Human Design enthusiasts become students, following a homogenized strategic learning process and lose the experience of evolving into their fullest potential.

Ra Uru Hu repeatedly emphasized this fact but continued developing programs to expand offerings because the marketplace was hungry for more. For this reason, most students of Human Design end up in a state of confusion more than the understanding of who they are, why they are here and where they are headed. Evolution is fostered through a spiritual process, not an intellectual, strategic formula.

It’s important to grasp that Human Design is about how the human system operates IN THE PROGRAM. Many misinterpret the science to be a spiritual teaching and turn it into a dogma, unable to allow the next level of their evolutionary experience. It is important to let go of intellectual stimulation at some point and just observe the science in action, inside the body, the mind and the life. At a rudimentary level in the practice of the mechanics, the “Variables” get turned on and suddenly, you are you.

I will never forget the time Ra and I shared a discussion about variables at the beginning of my practice. He mentioned that I was “right”, “cave” environment and “cold thirst”. Not knowing the advanced knowledge, and in deep spiritual search outside of Human Design for many years, I was already sleeping in a cave-like environment and drinking ice-cold lemonade throughout the day. This is the point. If we can dial in who we are naturally, in our own skin, then we have landed in our “variable” and our brain is functioning at optimum performance.

If a person wants to know if they have dialed in their path in life, then, find out the variable and see if it matches your current life description. If not, then gain a deeper understanding of your inner authority and strategy for your type. Once a person is following their inner authority, managing open center activity and using the strategy for their type, life has a sweetness and an effortless flow towards productivity and positive happenings. This makes the purpose of knowing variables, simply, as a tool to measure progress, effectively.

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But no matter how hard one tries to apply the variable combination determined for their constitution, it will never sink in until one aligns with their own internal navigation system through feeling their body, paying attention to subtle sensations in the aura and cues from the senses on how to navigate life through the program, effectively, correctly.





Ra’s Words of Wisdom

The Creative Potential Inherent in the Right

“The great tragedy for me of what has taken place in the lives of the Rights since 1781 is this incredible wonder of this all-seeing that has never been given its due, never been given respect, never been allowed to emerge on this plane. Oh yeah, it comes out in some ways, because as I will describe to you as we move through this process, the Right brings creativity. And so there is this deep creative resource that does emerge at times. Some of the most creative people that I have in my life are deeply, deeply Right beings.
You can see that their creative potential is something that is just limitless. There is no end to the possibilities. As a matter of fact, the only thing that limits their creativity is the pressure of the strategic world to narrow their focus and try to get them to be creative in certain ways.”
excerpt from: Post 77 – Originally posted at www.ihdschool .com. Copyright protected 2004-2014©. All Rights Reserved. Jovian Archive Media Inc”


Through a constant stream of creative projects and a diligent pursuit of my individuality, the variable formula that is correct for me, naturally landed in my system. But it took almost thirty years before it became the primary operating system governing all activity. When it finally became my true trajectory, on all levels. then ecstasy starte
d happening in my being.

Perhaps avoiding the tutelage of the advanced knowledge, the superfluous amount of wordage for being present, aware, still and patient in a state of surrender, missed my very right brain as I naturally stumbled into ‘rightness’ doing what I love. When I chose to surrender and to let go, a divinely inspired life became reality.

Another moment in time, fall of 2011, sitting in a second level class of PHS, Primary Health System of Human Design, a four-year analyst course training program, a student spoke out about her difficulty in understanding her inner authority and how it operates. She was also terribly confused about her strategy and so on. Unfortunately, everyone spoke about their difficulty grasping once it was initiated by the Manifestor student, in class, on that fateful day.

In that moment of startling observation, I made a crucial decision to end my intellectual pursuit of the science and to journey into my own experience of awakening and evolving. If a student has not grasped their inner authority or their strategy by the fourth year of education, then, there is a serious problem in the transformational ability that this science promotes and how it is dispensed.

Eventually, through my practice and many years of personal study, Simply, Human Design, experiential self-study program was born naturally, by accident. It was a wonderful surprise when it revealed itself to me. I was truly taken by surprise when I saw that it was ready to be organized for release.

At the same time, over the past few years, a book has been written, which has nothing to do with Human Design yet, has kept me in ecstasy most of the time during its creation. Performing research for my teachings, conducting private readings, teaching class and writing my personal books keep me in a perpetual state of ecstasy. Therefore, I do nothing else but those things and allow life to happen. It is never happening the way I design in the mind as I go about my busy activity or how I might hope or however I might try to create with all my efforts to initiate or cause.

On the contrary, it always happens better than what my mind could possibly conceive when I relax and allow. This is how my Higher Self speaks to me, through the subtle sensations that happen in my CHAKRAS, the spinal adjustments and through the tightness, or not, in my muscles and joints. Therefore, I relax and trust, watch and observe, learn and grow, which brings this delicious, ecstatic state into my whole being settled into its favorite thing.

This is what happens when we are busy doing what we love and patient with the unfolding of life events; we get turned on and purposeful. Life is so much slower than people realize; for this reason, meditation and initiation is the medicine for real transformation.

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Blessings on your journey ~






Written by Ama Kashi Satya Ananda Ma